author_by_night: (cool_large)
I said I was going to do more Harry Potter nostalgia. Well, the fact that this post is Harry Potter related is nostalgic, I suppose, but mostly it's just your everyday putting characters from other media into Hogwarts Houses. :P

Here is my assessment. Feel free to add your own input. I tried to do this humorously, as opposed to doing it as Srs Bsns, although there's also analysis to it. 

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Again, let me know who you would Sort, and where. Also, feel free to request any other fictional Sortings!

author_by_night: (Pawnee sign by nuv0le_rapide)
But for now, I'll settle for .gifs and texts.

(A fangirl political parody)

Read more... )Seriously though, anyone know how to make this a fanvid? Because it needs to be a thing.
author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)
Nah, it won't. It's based on a reddit thread. :P And it's a bit limited since it's about specific shows (it helps to have seen all of them, probably should've seen at least two): Parks and Recreation, the US version of The Office, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I'm sticking to them because they were all more or less created and/or written by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur.

Public, so anyone can feel free to jump in. :)

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author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)
Is there a trope name and/or an offiicial name for shows where the action/drama is constantly ongoing, nothing is really resolved, and even if there are Monster of the Week-esque episodes it's still generally tied inito something bigger? I found "Kudzu Plot", but that doesn't seem to be exactly what I mean.

Let me explain.

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author_by_night: (zoeserenity by hobbitseeker)
So I finally finished 30 Rock. Spoilers under the cut. Also, more thoughts on the P&R comparisons.

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author_by_night: (Ann by nuv0le_rapide)
Short post, just a tad spoilery )One of my LJ friends asked if there's any shows with similarly great female characters and dynamics currently on the air.  I couldn't think of any. Anyone?

I think there's shows now off the air that come close. FRIENDS actually has pretty well written dynamics between the female characters,  and Buffy did in the beginning with Buffy and Willow, but I'm not sure what else even in the past, let alone now. I think TV is almost afraid to write female characters having any non-volatile relationships. Same with movies. (Books do, although I feel like a lot of them go the other extreme, where one of the friends dies in the end. Or you realize all four friends were melodramatic southern belles who traumatized their children for life. I love Ya-Ya-Sisterhood, I really do, but...)


Feb. 3rd, 2015 08:31 am
author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)
So this is my first Parks and Rec fic. Which you're not supposed to say, but this is an LJ post, not my summary. My summary is below.

Title: Interviews

Chapter 1: Donna Meagle

Summary: In the season seven episode "Leslie and Ron," we learn a bit about Leslie's first interview. What were interviews with Ron F*cking Swanson really like?

Rating: PG-13.

Disclaimer: Not my Department. Not my mini horses. To paraphrase (and render out of context) something that also isn't mine...

Also, I tried to stick as closely to the timeline and canon as possible. Please forgive any errors.

Chapter I: Donna Meagle )
author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)
leslie_ben has a comments section for AU fic ideas (or just AU ideas), and there's some pretty fun crossovers going on. If you're a Parks and Rec fan, check it out here!
author_by_night: (washtrain by hobbitseeker)
I'm doing two questions in a row again.

What song always reminds you of that One Fandom Moment?
We Didn't Start the Fandom (Refers only to the Harry Potter fandom, and it was filked before the seventh book.)

And of course any other song I saw filked or ficced. (Sadly I fear filks /song fics have gone out of style. Please tell me I'm wrong. But when I mention them to fandom people now, they're usualy confused and have not the slightest idea of what  I'm talking about.)

Tell us more about the obscure fandom/ship you love that you wish there was MOAR fic for. (Or any fic at all.)
First, as long as this question mentions ships, I really wish it didn't feel like so many fics focused only on ships. Contrary to some people's belief, I don't hate shipping or romance, I just need more than that to keep me interested. I don't need smut, I want an interpretation of a book/show/movie I love.

 I really wish there were more Mad Men fic sometimes. I understand why there's not, it would be so hard to write given how great the writing on the show is, but I think with the write writer and/or characters it could be done. I also realize part of the problem is how unlikable the show's made pretty much all of the major characters and most of the minor ones, but fanfic could work with that as well.

Also, I really, really want a Parks and Recreation/Prairie Home Companion crossover. There, I've finally admitted it. I realize one's in Indiana and the other is in Minnesota, and both shows are very rooted in their fictional towns in those states, but I don't care, I want it to work somehow. Maybe Lake Wobegon and Pawnee are also sister cities? I'd also like a Parks and Rec fic that tries to focus on the quirky town from a different perspective, maybe using Mark's POV as he's in the private sector now. That would be cool.
author_by_night: (Well Shit by author_by_night)
Talk about your ships.

First, in general ships have never mattered to me that much. With some exceptions.
Ship happens )
author_by_night: (Default)
Which hopefully won't tick anyone off. I started this list on a friend's LJ but thought I'd post/add to it as well.

Glee - Renewed: Part of me is surprised, because it feels like very few people I know who were really into it at first - I mean full on "OMG WHY HAVEN'T YOU WATCHED THIS YET DON'T STOP BELIEVING" Gleeks - are actually into it; it seems to me a lot of them haven't really been interested in a while. Like them, neither have I, and I was pretty into the show at first. On the other hand, the people I do know who like it are also huge American Idol/Dancing With the Stars buffs, and in all complete honesty, I think Glee is really for that crowd. I'm not in it, however, so I'm pretty much out. (Although I do like the episodes with Kurt/Rachel/Santana in New York. I kind of wish Glee had taken a risk and followed them entirely.  Then maybe Rachel could've been given a singing storyline as well as yet another romantic one.)

Parks and Recreation - Renewed: I'm glad, because I do think this is a great show that deserves more viewers - OTOH I'm glad it doesn't and gets away with it, because I feel like shows are better when everyone isn't watching them and they don't have to be so... mainstream. I know this sounds really hipster of me, but that's what I think.

Happy Endings - Cancelled: I'm disappointed, because I do think this show really had something going for it. I wasn't the biggest fan, I'll admit that - the characters were all annoying, especially Penny, who I think we were supposed to actually really like. But I also feel that because it always teetered on the edge of cancellation, it was sort of stuck between a rock and a hard place. It just feels like it never really had a chance.

Community - Renewed: I also think Community suffered a lot this season - there were what, ten episodes? So a lot of things didn't make sense, and so there wasn't even any payoff. I believe next season it can go back to rocking on. (Although I'll always stand by my belief that the first season was best. Sorry.)

Raising Hope - Renewed: This sort of surprises me. It's another show where I liked the first season, but after that I could take it or leave it. This seems to be a habit with me.


Sep. 22nd, 2012 08:04 pm
author_by_night: (coexist by unknown)

Or Bert Macklin, FBI )


May. 10th, 2012 07:15 pm
author_by_night: (Well Shit by author_by_night)
I really hope this isn't true. (ETA: Apparently the site is notorious for bullshit, and it's not true as far as we know. Sorry about that.)

The struggling Peacock network is taking a new direction with its primetime lineup, and that means cleaning house. Until this week, the once-dominant network had been suspiciously mum on its plans for next season. That all changed with a giant info dump from NBC execs which included the fates of veteran sitcoms “30 Rock,” “Community” and “Parks and Recreation.”

All three critical darlings will be given abbreviated “send off” seasons followed by immediate termination. Despite receiving generally favorable reviews, NBC’s long-running Thursday comedy lineup has never garnered stellar ratings. The limited order of 13 episodes for each show must have seen like a good compromise solution for the network that has seen itself slide from first to fourth place over the last decade.

I'd heard that the seasons would be abbreviated, but not canceled.

The thing is, P&R and Community are about the only comedies that don't annoy me. I want to love Happy Endings, but... it's one of those shows that can be sheer brilliance but often just falls flat for me. (Mostly I'm sick of Penny always moping about being single, although that's less the show's fault and more that I'd like one show where a single character is like, "damn straight I'm single, and because of it I can party like it's 1999, bitches!") New Girl... eh. I feel like it wants to be The Big Bang Theory  meets Sex and the City, and even though I have never seen those shows I can assure you it's neither of them. Modern Family... eh. Raising Hope... it was stupid, then it got funny, then it got stupid again. I liked The Office for a lot longer than a lot of people, but now even I've given up on the show. So if this is true, it looks like I won't be watching any comedies this fall.

But I hope the article's wrong about these shows being cancelled. I'll especially miss Parks and Recreation. At least Mad Men has Alison Brie, I can pretend she's Annie in an alternative timeline.

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