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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 10:51pm on 06/10/2011 under ,
Title: Sleepless
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fallon_ash
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Characters: Emily Lake
Pairing: None
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~1000
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Spoilers: 3x11 - Emily Lake
Summary: A study in Emily Lake. Assumes AU after certain events of the episode, self-explanatory.


Sleepless )

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Title: tomorrow will come soon enough with all its troubles
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fallon_ash
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Characters: Myka, Jane, appearances by Pete and Claudia
Rating: G
Word Count: 1105
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: Post-ep for 3x08 – The 40th Floor, mood piece more than plot.
Author's Note: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sakuracorr for beta!


tomorrow will come soon enough with all its troubles )

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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 12:12am on 31/08/2011 under ,
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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 10:01pm on 09/08/2011 under , ,
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11 TV Characters I Love More Than Anything - Really, I just wanted an excuse for another meme. And every once in a while I list my top 10 hotties, but I did that not too long ago, and then AfterElton had a thing about 'TV characters you wanna marry', so I thought about that, but I realized that really, most of my favourite TV characters I don't necessarily wanna marry, so 'love more than anything' in this case mostly refers to how much affection I feel for them, how much watching them be awesome makes me all warm and fuzzy, how sad it makes me when they're miserable (tho of course there's a huge overlap with hotties and favourite shows etc). It's crazy how much I love these characters. Pictures under the cut!

11 TV Characters I Love More Than Anything )
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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 02:14pm on 17/07/2011 under , , ,
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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 11:31am on 20/05/2011 under ,
Really, it's mild-ish I think (?), but under a cut for safety.

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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 03:54pm on 04/04/2011 under , ,
Oh, and I had something else on my mind that's been bothering me this last week. Eddie McClintock did an interview promoting season 3 of Warehouse 13 recently and he said three things in it that bothers me.

Is Myka coming back? He says 'they don't tell us these things'. But considering they've been shooting for what, over a month now, doesn't that mean they're well into a 13-ep season by now? So then what, she's definitely not in the first... 5 episodes? That's half a season (that I won't be watching).

Then he goes on to refer to the new guy as 'her replacement'. Which, whatever, just rubs me the wrong way.

But the worst thing of all, he says "I trust the network." Which scares me more than anything. Because I don't trust SyFy with... you know, my half-dead cactus. I don't have a long past with SyFy, but I do know they pretty much ruined Sanctuary. Killing Ashley ruined the one main thing that set that show apart. The mother-daughter relationship made this show infinitely different and special from all the other shows I watched. Then they killed her, and now it's Amanda Tapping being hot and running around in leather, and it's a good fun show, but the heart of it died for me when they killed Ashley and I don't really have an emotional connection to it anymore. And I didn't even like Ashley that much! (Also, wasn't SciFi the network that cancelled Farscape??)

Now, I realized I might be petty and sensitive and over-reacting. I really really never wanted to be that fan that was too emotionally blinded to handle the big picture, but that's where I keep ending up. And isn't that what they want? They want us to be emotionally invested in their shows? What for? So they can screw us over? Damien Kindler was so smug on one of the commentaries, he talked about how he was so glad they killed Ashley because now the characters on the show are actually in real peril, as opposed to just fake peril. And maybe I'm not their target audience, then, because I don't like real peril. There's plenty of real peril in real life, I don't need it from my entertainment, and that means I'm gonna detach emotionally from the show so I don't get hurt again. Ilene Chaiken-level mind-fuckery.

I like peril, both physical and emotional and whatever, I love a well-excecuted dangerous action sequence that makes my heart race, and I love a good emotional torture storyline, but the heart of it I wanna wonder *how* they're gonna get out of stuff, not *if* - and if someone is leaving I wanna know about it well ahead so I have time to prepare. If I'm gonna endure a seriously long hiatus and be excited about the upcoming season, I want some kind of reassurance that it's gonna be worth it. Warehouse 13 had turned into my favourite current show, and Myka is my favourite character. Without her I won't watch the show. Easy as that. And a lot of people just seem completely relaxed and certain that she's coming back. But the fact that that's the cliffhanger they're playing up for the new season is just enough to make me doubt it, and I can't love a show that I don't trust. And now I'm working really hard to distance myself enough that I won't be hurt if she ends up not coming back.

But I also don't want artists to pander to their fans. I swear I don't. I believe in creating art for art's sake! But then it gets tricky, because shows like these are exist because they have fans, and they want fans, and they want their fans to be emotionally invested. *sigh* And I guess I'm just not the right fan for it... which makes me sad, because adventure and sci-fi and whatever are the kinds of shows I like. I guess what I really need to do is just stop watching any shows that are still on the air, and wait until I can read a full synopsis and buy the DVDs.

Frell. I guess at the root of it I'm just over-sensitive. And I guess TPTB is rubbing their hands saying they've succeeded, because controversy is good, and whatever. And I feel a little bit pathetic that I let it get to me like this. *sigh* I'll just be over here, watching Farscape. At least they won't let me down, I know how the series ends.
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Title: The Day Everyone Woke Up Gay
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fallon_ash
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Characters/Pairings: Everyone, Myka/HG
Rating: PG
Warnings: Shameless abuse of clichés.
Word Count: 2455
Summary: Utter crack!fic. What the title says, Warehouse 13-style.
Disclaimer: Not mine. Syfy, Jack Kenny, etc.
Author's Note: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sakuracorr for beta!


The Day Everyone Woke Up Gay )

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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 06:55pm on 30/01/2011 under , , ,
So uhm... you know, playing gay or not is not the be-all end-all of actress crushes, but sue me for liking it when my crushes do! :P Awesomely enough, most of my actress crushes have played a lesbian or two over their careers, but the closest I've seen Joanne come so far was Bianca the omnisexual vampire on The Dresden Files (which is of course completely awesome!) but she's still mostly getting it on with Dresden. (Has anyone seen Going the Distance? There's a brief moment in the trailer where she's holding another girl's hand in a vaguely gay way. :P Why yes, I wear slash goggles? I'm pretty sure I've had lasik surgery to permanently imprint them on my lenses.)

Which brings us to Diamonds, a little miniseries about the diamond trade from a bunch of different interconnected viewpoints, wherein Joanne plays Stephanie Dresser, a geologist who specializes in looking for diamonds in the Congo. Now, there's absolutely no conclusive evidence that Steph is gay, but the circumstantial evidence is piling up real thick. I couldn't resist making a pic!spam out of it.

Stephanie Dresser ♥ Sarah Cameron a whole lot! Pics and quotes! (Uhm, and spoilers.) )
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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 06:36pm on 16/12/2010 under ,
Title: Coping (more or less)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fallon_ash
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Pairing: Pete/Myka
Rating: Strong R
Spoilers: No particulars, but set mid-Season 1 sometime.
Word Count: 1043
Disclaimer: Not mine. Syfy etc.
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] thedimholt: ‘Under what circustances, if any, can you see Pete and Myka hooking up?’ (I’m an avid ‘best friends only!’ shipper.)
Summary: An angsty tag to a difficult case with PWP-type overtones.
Author’s Note: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sakuracorr for the beta! (How sad that the first fic I post in a year is het? I need to work on my femslash skilz.)


Coping (more or less) )

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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 08:15pm on 04/12/2010 under ,
So uhm. I'm not big on talking to celebs on twitter. It's kinda like that thing Tina Fey said about running into Meryl Streep in the bathroom at some awards show, she smiled and nodded but didn't say anything because who is she to tell Meryl Streep that she's amazing? And a lot of people are saying really creepy things to celebs on twitter. So generally I try to avoid it. However, I'm also big on consumer responsibility, meaning that if you like it, it's not wrong to make it heard that you like it, especially considering some of the things they've said in the podcast regarding Myka/HG (*not* the things Drew has said. Drew has said awesome things!). Which is how the following came about. HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?

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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 02:59pm on 30/11/2010 under , ,
Gah! For all that I adore Pete Eddie McClintock, and ya'll know about that crush I have on Jaime Murray, there are so many things wrong with this picture it makes my teeth hurt!! (OH! I should say, this is SO NOT a W13 spoiler, it's from a little webseries called Suite 7!)

And it's not that, you know, I totally respect them as actors!! I mean, I do, but that sounds so lame to say, and I love reading their tweets about how much fun they had doing this, I even think the BtS pics are adorable, it's just that seeing them together is kinda like seeing Hope/Ares in that Xena episode and it makes your teeth hurt it's so *wrong*? Because even if it's Hope and not Gabrielle it still *looks* like Gabrielle and Gabrielle/Ares is just... NO. (I would like to point out that Myka is of course Xena in this comparison, but I'm totally having HG be Ares and Pete be Gab. And uhm, I of course ship Xe/Gab and not Xe/Ares, but Ares has that villaneous character going, like HG, and uhm, I can kinda see why people would ship them, even if Xe/Gab is my OTP!4eva, and I don't want Pete/Myka to ever be anything but BFFs because Myka/HG 4EVA!, so the comparison is a little bit convoluted, but you get my point, yes?) For the first time in a long time I have what can possibly be considered an in-show OTP that's actually moderately backed by the show and then (in a 'yeah, it's never happening, but we're not going out of our way to make them hook up with guys at the same time and it's definitely canon that they *like* each other, regardless of the nature of that like')... then this! Gah!

And I guess you're saying 'You're such a hypocrite! You were so excited about Jaime and Lucy Lawless! How is this different?'. And you know. Uhm. Yes. Of course I will always be more lenient if the kissing involves women-only, but also, Lucy Lawless isn't playing Myka's partner! And Jaime looks nothing like HG on Spartacus. (But you're right. I feel kinda bad about the fact that this disturbs me. Because I like them! I like them a lot! Just not together... *facepalm*)
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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 01:42am on 22/11/2010 under , , ,
Ok. That time again. New obsession post. At first I sort of held back a little because, you know, it wasn't really an obsession, it was just that I kinda liked them, and it was really just the one show, and... suddenly I found myself watching obscure episodes of shows I don't actually like for split-second glimpses of them when they were young(er) and being too busy tracking down 10-year-old articles to update LJ. You know how it goes.

Joanne Kelly. Jaime Murray. Joanne has these dark brown thick *curls* and really cool blue/gray/brown eyes and shoots rifles and watches nothing but sports (preferably hockey) on TV and *swoon*. (The sport-watching is not something I would ever do, but is a trait I approve of in a lady actress.) Jaime (yes, it's spelled like that because she's named for the Bionic Woman. The BIONIC WOMAN.) has long thick black hair and amazing dark eyes and an awesome British accent and a bit of a vicious sense of twitter-humor and *swoon*. It was mostly their hair that made me fall for them, though. Long. Dark. Glorious. On any given day I'll be a little bit more into one than the other, and it switches at the drop of a hat. They're both born in the late 70s, which makes them 10 years younger than my usual crushes (but gives me hope that one day I will fall for someone my own age in RL).

To make everything even better, they're on Warehouse 13 together, with subtext like I haven't seen since Xena. (I had the W13 vs. R&I discussion a way back.) They play characters who are really really cool, and who pass that Bechdel test as well. Now, as for HG's investment in Myka, I will admit to selective interpretation - BUT, selective interpretation means it's *there* and it's not the way it usually is where you have to wear slash goggles and man-blinders in order to conjure up the remote possibility that the women are even aware of each other.

Other things they've done include Jaime's fantastic show Hustle which is objectively brilliant in all kinds of ways. Joanne has done the Jack Hunter miniseries, which *I* like, because it has gorgeous vistas and cool artifacts and reminds me of Relic Hunter, and she also played an insanely sexy vampire on The Dresden Files and the most adorable little actress on Slings and Arrows. And Most Awesome of All Things Awesome - Jaime will play Lucy Lawless's bosom buddy on the upcoming season of Spartacus, which is a fandom-collision that's up there with Lucy on The X-Files and Marlee on The L Word.

Today is a Myka day. I just watched 1x09 - Regrets and so much angsty!Myka and so many pretty closeups and and and... MYKA!

Friday was a Jaime day. (Yesterday never happened.) Jaime had these... interesting moments in some of the Hustle interviews where I have to admit that while she is a fantastic actress, I was worried that her personality wouldn't quite meet my high expectations of awesomeness (I've had a good trend lately, Christina with the sarcasm, Amanda with the hilarious, Chely with the gay and articulate, and Joanne has proven her dorky awesomeness in interviews with Eddie: "This dude is gonna lose his mind and kill us all!"); case in point, a lot of moments LIKE THIS, Adrian making some intricate character point, Jaime in the background absentmindedly chewing on a thumbnail and staring off into the sky... But then on Friday Julie Benz signed Jaime up for twitter which gave us all these fantastic awesome slightly vicious 140-character banter. *SWOON*

A few awesome twitter exchanges under here!! )

And some pictures of the lovely ladies under here! )

...and a couple of YouTube clips for good measure! )
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There be some spoilers under the cuts.

Warehouse 13 )

Rizzoli & Isles )

When the summer shows go on hiatus it's so much more painful!! Having to wait through the entire long boring winter... What winter shows I could like have great lesbian subtext?? Gah!
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