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03 March 2013 @ 06:50 pm
The leave of absence  
It's been far, far too long since I've updated my journal. I disappeared from the online world, basically, and I apologize to everyone on my friends' list that I haven't been around to comment. I sort of disappeared from the world in general for a while, but I'm kinda skirting around the edge of it again. I've started taking an interest in things again.



As far as the personal goes, I've had to start making more active attempts to improve my life, and my health, which deteriorated a bit due to my general misery/black hole I've been in for a long time now. The job situation is a temporary thing because there's an actual high chance of something very awesome coming my way in the future. My boyfriend and I are now taking steps to ease my living situation as well and the future looks a bit brighter.

And a trip to Universal Studios is in the cards around New Years, and I'm really, really excited about that.

I'm the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding this summer. First wedding I'll have been to since I was around twelve years old. My dress is black. She's going with a white, dark purple and black theme.

I'm still watching Vampire Diaries consistently, but I've grown to have a love/hate relationship with the show. I've not forgiven them for killing Alaric and dragging the love triangle out until I'm sick of it, and this sire thing leaves me cold......but I'm still sticking around. I'm still invested in some capacity, even when I sometimes can't figure out why.

I've fallen head over heels for Once Upon a Time. I've been watching since the premiere of season two after missing some episodes in season one and purchasing the DVD and catching up. Regina is my favorite character. In spite of all the horrible things she's done, I just feel for her, and I think it's all Lana Parilla's acting. She's just so damn fabulous. It's been a while since an actress has left that impresson on me, but I love her. I also like Rumpel, Snow, Belle (even though I think they've misused her this season), Emma and Neal. Not sold on Hook.

I've also been rereading Harry Potter, and I just recently watched all of the movies with the BF, who insisted for a long time he wouldn't like it (he did). I wish I could get him to read the books because I think he would like them even more, but he's not much of a reader when it comes to a long book series. We have so much in common with our interests (shows and movies and games), but I'm the reader/writer for sure. We have been playing the Lego Harry Potter games together on the weekends. They're so fun!
 
 
Mood: hopefulhopeful
Music: Icon for Hire - The Grey
 
 
 
noybusiness: never seen an elephant flynoybusiness on March 5th, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
For me, Buffy, Babylon 5, Angel, Dollhouse, Angel, Firefly, Crusade, Gargoyles, Caprica, Dark Angel and, on the much younger side, Fraggle Rock, never had any bad episodes. Battlestar Galactica only had one, "Black Market". Unfortunately, of the above, only Buffy, Babylon 5 and Battlestar Galactica (which I call the three big "B"s) were allowed to come to their natural conclusions. I hope for better for Once Upon a Time and the upcoming Syfy series Defiance, in April, which looks really great. There's also Young Justice, a top-quality show that I'm afraid is going to be cancelled after this season.

Oh yeah, the self-parody episodes got to be too much. I hated that. "The Monster At the End of This Book" was good, but "The Real Ghostbusters" was a wretched episode, and "Wishful Thinking" and "I Believe the Children Are Our Future" weren't very good. The audience has to be able to take the show seriously (though not too seriously).
Kay: hp luna magiciron_kat on March 5th, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
I didn't watch all of those, but I agree completely on Battlestar Galactica and Gargoyles.

Firefly (I enjoyed Serenity) and Caprica I need to check out at some point. I also really want to watch Blood and Chrome.

Dark Angel was another favorite of mine. It got cut way too short. I had mixed feelings on the drection in season two but it was still a strong show that had a lot of potential to me.

Edited at 2013-03-05 10:15 pm (UTC)
noybusiness: Platypusnoybusiness on March 5th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
I've seen Blood and Chrome, yes. I highly recommend that and Caprica and Firefly, and the others I mentioned (Crusade is a short-lived spinoff of Babylon 5).

I agree. Dark Angel wasn't quite as strong as the three big "B"s (though the early episodes and some others were in that ballpark), but it didn't have any really disappointing episodes. The closest would be "Boo", and that still had good points. It's criminal how the show was cancelled after initially being renewed. I've read the three continuation novels, and they're good.
Kay: hp harry/lunairon_kat on March 5th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
I want to say that several late season one episodes of Dark Angel impressed, but I honestly need to watch it again. It's been years since I've seen it. I remember the season one finale the most, I think. One of the more disappointing things with season two for me was Lydecker disappearing. I hate that he never showed back up.

I was always more into the prospect of Blood and Chrome over Caprica, mainly because Adama was my favorite BSG character, so the focus on him with B&C is what made me interested.
noybusiness: capricaboomerwarheroesnoybusiness on March 5th, 2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, those as well. "Pollo Loco" and "I and I Am a Camera" especially.

Lydecker is found near the end of the last novel, so unfortunately we don't get much of anything more with him.

B&C is a good movie. I prefer Caprica because there's more of it to tell a consistent story. It's ridiculous that it was cancelled. Caprica has a very distinct feel from that of BSG, but it's of excellent quality. It does require a bit more patience, but I tend to like that. The same could be said of Once Upon a Time. I really like world-building and character development in shows and books, that's why I'm a big fan of A Song of Ice and Fire (the book series that Game of Thrones is based on), and Caprica expands on that element of BSG. Blood & Chrome appeals more to the action-focused parts of BSG fandom.

Edited at 2013-03-05 11:00 pm (UTC)