gwaevalarin: (Chris Argent)
I don't know if you guys ever heard about Kings. It's a show loosely based on the "Book of Samuel" and it's a fantastic show that was cancelled way too soon.
But at least we have those 13 episodes of season 1, right?

Or not )
gwaevalarin: (Cas)
I'm watching all the reactions to the season 8 spoilers here and on tumblr, and it has me thinking about why people with similar preferences react so differently, my own feelings about them, and about the quality of the show in general.

I think at the very core of all this is the difference between good and bad storytelling vs. storylines I like or dislike.

cut for length, not spoilers )

Beware of spoilers in the comments
gwaevalarin: (Default)
I'm back from another brilliant convention with great guests, both actors and fans.

I have about 600 photos to sort through but I'll try to upload them within the next week.
There will, of course, also be photo ops, and a report about the Misha coffee lounge on Saturday afternoon and possibly the Meet & Greet. I'm just not sure I remember much from the latter other then drinking Vodka with Misha.
If you have any preferences what you want to see first, let me know.

Misha, Rob, Julian, Mitch, Amy, Lindsey and Katie )

Of course, a convention could never be the same without all the amazing fellow fangirls you meet there:
A big thank you to [ profile] rinnus and [ profile] seriesjunkie23 for an amazing weekend, and very fun and naughty breakfast.
@camuizuuki, @yadirafrances and @dertantesam, it was so great meeting you girls. The Saturday night concert was so much fun!
[ profile] raths_kitten and [ profile] ongiara, it seems I kinda lost you guys at some point. I hope you had just as much fun as we had.
[ profile] absdax! Loved seeing you again. I'm sorry, we didn't really have the time to talk but it was fun just randomly running into each other all the time.
[ profile] littlehollyleaf, it was so great to finally meet you in person. See you in Rome! SEBASTIAN!
[ profile] takadainmate, it took us some time to find each other but we did succeed in the end. So good to see you again.
And to everyone else I met and talked to during the weekend: You were all so much fun to be around! You all are the reason I feel more comfortable at accepted at conventions than anywhere else, so I hope to see you all again at future conventions.
gwaevalarin: (Cas/Dean)
I think some people may be getting a wrong impression regarding my feelings towards Supernatural at the moment. I think some people may be getting a wrong impression regarding the entire Castiel (and Cas/Dean) part of the fandom, but I can only speak for myself, and I want to make a few things clear here:

Most importantly: I love this show.
I may be ranting and worrying and complaining a lot lately. I wouldn't do that if I didn't care.

Equally important: I still love Sam and Dean. Maybe not as much as I love Cas and Balthazar and Gabriel and (hate-love) Crowley, but of course I love them. I don't think it's possible to watch this show if you don't.
I also firmly believe that this show, in its core, has always been, will always be, and should always be about these two brothers. They are the heart and soul of Supernatural, and I don't think anyone could possibly doubt that.
BUT it can't be only about them. lengthy post about my feelings about this show, the characters, and what it is that I'm complaining about )

And here is another very important reason why - despite everything - I won't leave anytime soon: I love this fandom and I love the cast (and, most of the time, the crew)

This fandom, with all its wank and fighting, still is a big family. An most of the people I know support each other, and respect each other's opinion. There are quite a few black sheep, and that can hurt, but at the end of the day, most of you - and certainly everyone on my flist - are the most insane-in-a-good-way, creative, passionate, kind, unique bunch of people I've ever met. And even if the show should go downhill completely, I wouldn't leave because I don't want to leave YOU.

And this crazy, big family includes a lot of the actors, and quite a few of the writers, directors and other people working on the show. I don't think there is any other fandom where the actors are that involved and care that much. Be it Twitter, or cons, or insiders they send our way in interviews. They are just as completely insane as we are, and they never fail to brighten up my day.

I feel like I have found my home. Maybe we will move on one day, maybe we will go our separate ways at some point, maybe we will meet again in a different fandom. But for now, you are my family and this show is my home.
And this is exactly why I still love this show with all my heart. And this is equally why I worry and complain so much when I feel that things go terribly wrong. Because I care.
See a theme here?

ETA: Spoilers in the comments. You've been warned
gwaevalarin: (Misha Con)
When I went downstairs to get the mail today, I may or may not have squeed loud enough to alert the entire neighbourhood. Because, between catalogues - we get an insane amount of those for some reason - and bills, there was a letter from a certain actor of a certain tv-show filmed in Vancouver.

photographic evidence of Misha's insanity )

By the way: I have piece number 49 of 61 of puzzle #4. And if you belong to my team, please go over here and let us know, so we can solve our puzzle quicker than the other teams and make it to the next round.

And to everyone not involved: Yes, this totally is some sort of social experiment Misha is conducting, using us as his guinea pigs - and possibly collecting all our real names and addresses to match them against our online names while he's at it. Why do you ask? ;)

A big thank you to [ profile] nalathilion, who was the kind soul that sent the SASE for me, and therefore got me caught up in this brilliantly insane scavenger hunt.

Seriously, I love my fandom. &hearts

ETA: If you are on Team 4, or know anyone else who is on Team 4, please go/send them this way. Thank you.

Ask me

Jan. 21st, 2011 04:58 pm
gwaevalarin: (Misha Con)
Snagged from [ profile] hils, because I have time, and feel like pondering about any sort of questions you may come up with.

Ask me a fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general. Questions can be as wacky as you want. Ask me about tv shows, characters, fanfic, fandom issues/meta, anything about any of my stories specifically. Whatever you want.

I really don't care if it's a serious question about a certain theme of a show, my favourite episode/character, a FMK question, or whatever. Just ask away.

By the way, I have started to write short comments on the shows on my TV Show 2011 list instead of simply listing them. Just in case anyone is interested.
gwaevalarin: (Brothers)
I found this meme at [ profile] darciana's journal and thought it was a really interesting one.

List 10 of your favourite characters from different fandoms, ask people to spot patterns in your choices, and if they're so inclined, to draw conclusions about you based on the patterns they've spotted.

In no particular order )

Now, analyse away while I'm off finishing my presentation for Irish Studies.

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