carmen_lj: (potc; bring me that horizon)
So I was sort of vaguely aware of there being a new Pirates of the Caribbean film and thought "yay" for I am Quite Fond of Jack Sparrow, but "boo" for I knew there was no Elizabeth Swann and she is almost my favourite. NOBODY EVER MENTIONED THERE WAS GEOFFREY RUSH OMG THERE IS GEOFFREY RUSH. There is going to be shiny, shiny new Barbossa!



Mostly I'll be judging the movie on whether or not they kill off Barbossa. Again.

In other news, Mekhi Phifer has been cast in the new Torchwood. Mostly I know him from Lie To Me, where he was Quite Good. Also, he is hot. Which is nice, because, sadly, I was always going to watch new Torchwood anyway. Jane Espenson's writing for it! Surely that means at least one good episode?

And possibly I want to go rewatch season two of LotS, for [livejournal.com profile] such_heights made an awesome Kara vid and OMG KARA. I forgot how much I adore her facial expressions! Also there are wee bits of Kara and Kahlen and such things make me happy, yes.

The ends

May. 26th, 2010 12:38 am
carmen_lj: (a2a; watched her rome burn)
Two of my shows finished last weekend, A2A and LotS. Not Lost. That has the same letters but is not my show. Mostly I am bitter at it because it got SIX YEARS and lovely LotS got only two. Boo.

Both finales pleased me immensely. One because its plotline, themes and character arcs had an emotionally and intellectually satisfying conclusion, the other because it was pretty and had swordfights. spoilers, yo )

Next to go is The Tudors. Woes.
carmen_lj: (lots; women's work)
For icons! From [livejournal.com profile] fahrbotdrusilla:

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.

(icon credits can be found on my icon page thing.)



Cheap lols! Instead of Chruchhill calling the TARDIS phone, it's this other bloke called Saxon who's really the Master who's the Doctor's ex-boyfriend. Obv, I want this fic. It does not exist because fandom does not pander to me constantly. Alas. Also, it has pretty colours.

I would also have accepted Harriet Jones but that would have been more emo and less slashy.



One of a fabulous series of Romana/Eight icons by [livejournal.com profile] nextjuly. She looks at him with Judgieness, thus I am pleased. Obv I ship Eight/Romana as I ship all Doctors/Romanas. Also both Shadas are canon.



This is my Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart Is Cooler Than You icon. Because he is. Look at him with his swagger and sunglasses and knowledge that bullets may do sod all but he's damn well going to save the world anyway. Oh yes.



Mostly I think this is a beautiful icon. The colours are so bright, the image is sharp and clean and it's a very nice crop. Also, I am like quite fond of this show called Farscape and this is from a fourth season ep that I can't remember the name of but I find it awfully fun.



This is Doctor Elizabeth Shaw. She spent her first day at UNIT being patronised and then saving the world by fixing some alien tech while the Doctor was busy gurning as an unconvincing alien octopus tried to strangle him. Mostly she is to be blamed for me doing sixth year chemistry. And here she is happy and smiley and beautiful. I spent ages looking for a happy!LizShaw icon and was most pleased when I came across this one.



Another very yayful icon! Uhura is awesome, obv, and here she has A TRIBBLE. Which will be NO TRIBBLE AT ALL. Lols. It's from a lovely scene in a lovely episode that never fails to cheer me, either the TOS one or the DS9 remix.

This is probably my happiest icon.

And another one:

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching

Legend of the Seeker, because then there might not be only two episodes left because it's bloody well gone and been cancelled. Boo.

the days of the meme )
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Omg, Legend of the Seeker, sometimes you are SO GREAT. Episode 2.16 has just made me GLEE ridiculously. spoilers for last couple of episodes of LotS )

Probably I have proper reasons for loving Cara, but mostly it might be down to Tabrett Bethell's ability to pull lolsome but credible faces. She mocks beautifully with No Words.
carmen_lj: (romana i; curiouser & curiouser)
The good thing about the Wii is that even if you do accidently spend half the day sitting in front of the telly, you are at least waving your arms about wildly, which is a fair bit more active than most computer gaming. Which is how I'm totally justifiying spending the weekend playing Lego Star Wars. It is a bit brilliant. Not only is it perfectly pitched at my puzzle-solving level (where I flail around for a while insisting to the screen that this time it is clearly impossible and have characters jump off cliffs in annoyance before the metaphorical lightbulb goes on and I get to feel ridiculously smug at my cleverness) with shiny platform action but bestest of all I get to have Grand Moff Tarkin and Count Dooku Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee running around saving the galaxy. Lego Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Winningness.

And I read Wizard's First Rule (shusht, omg, I know.) Most disturbing thing was it was not actually the worst thing I've read this year. It was awful though. And really bizarre - the reading level seems pitched at young adults then every so often something happens that is really...not young adult.

I don't think there's any way I could have got through it without having watched Legend of the Seeker, since it's a bit like reading a parody novel of the show. And it's pretty impressive how decent the series turned out to be based on what is derivative tripe. That repeats itself over and over and over again. Then a couple more times incase you forgot already. And once more for luck. I'd love to know how many of the eight hundred ages would be left if you were only allowed to make the same point three times or less. And no conversations where someone gets ridiculously angry and then apologises five seconds later were allowed.

Eastenders had unexpected!MaryTamm last night. She had exactly no lines. Which I accidently saw cause Eve Myles' latest telly thing was on afterwards: Framed. Which everyone should watch, cause it was rocking.

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