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24 September 2016 @ 02:36 am
Z Nation continues to sadden me but in a good way. Also I continue to love so many things about it.

I was listening to a radio interview with the director of the Mag 7 remake and he was talking about watching the original and how a native American couldn't be buried in a white cemetery and a guy and Steve McQueen made sure that he did get buried there and the director had really been moved by that and I'm like Cheyenne did a whole episode like that, where's his kudos, why isn't anyone remaking Cheyenne... I mean really.

And the I was sad that Steve McQueen got more famous than Clint Walker.
17 September 2016 @ 05:26 am
Ugh, Z Nation, why do you hurt me like this?
14 September 2016 @ 06:04 pm
I think my fav thing about Cheyenne is it’s amorphous timeline. There’s only a few episodes with actual times given otherwise it's sometime, anytime, between the 1860's and the 1880's and there's no order to it whatsoever, we jump throughout these twenty some years with almost no reference to any previous events that we're privy to (apart from Cheyenne's childhood I think the only other thing that's ever referenced in one ep and brought up as a plot in another is the time where Cheyenne says that he's met Billy The Kid and that he had, like, killer's eyes and then we see him meeting Billy in a later season and they basically become bfs and ride off together after helping a pregnant lady???), there’s an 1860′s ep in the 7th season and a mid 1870′s ep in the 4th, another 1860′s ep in the third that the voice over implies is from a time earlier than Cheyenne's current time, sometimes Cheyenne stays somewhere for a day and sometimes for weeks on end but there’s no continuation from where he’s been, sometimes he’s a sheriff or business owner for two years and we only see the last few days of this life, we miss giant chunks of his life, sometimes he’s been gone for an entire winter that we never see, we jump around in his time line and never cross into any other place he’s ever been even though he’s been everywhere enough that nearly everyone knows him from one time or another but we’ve never seen these "good friends" before and they’re usually dead by the time the ep is over so we never see them again... it's, idk, really amazing? Like, the very last episode is the only episode where it kind of actually hints at being one of the latest dates because Cheyenne is finally interested in settling down and he's never expressed interest in that before.
I kind of want to order the episodes from what could presumably be the earliest to the latest, just to see how things line up.

Tom and Harry should have kissed at the end of The Chute… and in the middle when they were spooning… and, you know, at the beginning when Harry first got there… Ugh that ep comes so close to perfection... Tom being all self sacrificing, telling Harry to leave him if he had a chance, and then when his defenses are down pleading with Harry not to leave him there... I live for Tom feeling like he's not worth caring about but secretly wanting love. And Harry being the one to do that because Tom protected him first. Ugh.

As much as I like all the other guys on HH I'd totally be down for a version that was slightly less funny and focused just on Hogan and Kinch.
10 September 2016 @ 03:21 pm
I was watching the Djokovic Tsonga tennis match earlier and the commentators pointed out that Ben Stiller and Hugh Jackman were sitting together in Djokovic’s box (? I think, the commentators implied that they were there for Novak specifically) and the game was a total bust so I really wish they had spent some time commentating about Hugh and Ben. Like whether they were there together or just happened to be at the same place and if they were together did Ben invite Hugh or the other way around, who bought the tickets, did they go halfsies, is one of them way more into tennis than the other and the other just wanted to go with to spend time together, are they super tennis buddies, do they only watch or do they also play, do they play together, is Ben really super amazing at tennis and Hugh found out about it and, when they casually met at some awards thing, wistfully brought up how much he wished he could play tennis but how he just really isn’t any good and did Ben then say something coy about Hugh just needing a good teacher and offer to give Hugh some tips which turned into Ben wrapping his arms around Hugh to show him the correct way to properly swing forehand, their sweaty bodies pressed tight, not even a half inch of space between them, Ben whispering in Hugh’s ear “how does that feel” and Hugh breathily responding “it feels… good” and then shakily asking “is this how it’s supposed to feel” while Ben presses even closer before answering, his voice so soft that Hugh almost thinks it’s only in his imagination, “it should always feel like this”… I mean, what’s even the point of commentators if they barely commentate at all.

Dear Enterprise writers, I don't know if you meant to ironically juxtapose the scene where Trip was put off by polymory and open marriages and basically implied that it was a weird alien concept that humans are not into and the scene right afterwards where Archer told some alien that humans had left all their prejudices behind centuries ago, but, well... you did it.

(there's a lot of "we don't have any prejudice on earth anymore" that goes on while simultaneously being weird about stuff that totally should have been normalized in the 2100s. and I think it's more of a writer fail but idk.)

I re watched the ep of Cheyenne where he flashbacks to when he was living with white people for the first time. I wonder if his living with white people happened because he became an adult in the cheyenne tribe (he later says they become braves at, like, 10 or 12) and was this part of him doing that or was he, like, not allowed to because a brave and had to do white people things instead or did he have a choice and chose white people and that's why his adoptive father was really pissed in that later episode? And what happened when he came back to the cheyenne after learning from white people? He lived there for another three years... was he accepted back, was he an outcast... like, had he been forced to go do white people things and then came back and everyone was happy but then he decided on is own to leave and seek his fortune with the white man later and that's what drove him and his adoptive father apart?
I have so many questions that the writers probably never even thought about.

I also watched a terribly tragic ep of Cheyenne where he had to try and bury a half native soldier in a town that didn't allow that sort of thing.

I have not done anything about my imzy page. I have unfollowed nearly all the communities I had followed though because I apparently can not deal with fandoms anymore. I care so little about what other people think lol.

I thought about Peter and Jared saying 'I love you' to each other and it made my chest hurt and I cried a little. I also thought about F&B where instead of being about lawyering it was about running a summer camp. And I'm all for camp councilor stuff, but I'm not really for children stuff, so... *shrug*

I'm also kind of in the mood to rewatch SGA, but, well, I probably won't.
05 September 2016 @ 06:12 am
"What's the business Sheriff, I'm no prowler." says Cheyenne, while prowling. And then he continued to get into all sorts of trouble because the sheriff and mayor were suspicious as fuck about where Cheyenne's friend went (so of course Cheyenne had to investigate). Cheyenne had come to town to be best man at this guys wedding and even bought a ring for him and they had been in the arizonia rangers together but parted ways when the guy wanted to settle down and Cheyenne had to keep roaming and it was totes tragic and Cheyenne seemed sad about. And then he got put in jail and accused of murder and had hot tea thrown on him and then almost got killed in a cave. He also wore his big plaid coat and his fringe jacket and drank bourbon twice because it was cold out.
02 September 2016 @ 05:26 pm
I was watching an ep of Cheyenne about a town without water and Cheyenne was playing sheriff and the town founder came up to him and was like 'Oh Cheyenne, I sure hope you'll stay here and be sheriff forever' and Cheyenne (who we all know is physically incapable of staying somewhere once someone asks him to) is like 'Well, this town is dying and jackrabbits and tumbleweeds don't need a sheriff, so I'll probably need to leave immediately right now', but he stays around long enough to shoot the founder's drunk son (? I think? I kinda dozed off midway through), presumably to get out of sheriffing.
Also there was a lady who may have formerly been of ill repute. She was married to the founders drunk son. She was also friends with Cheyenne (who we all know is only really capable of being friends with formerly ill reputed ladies), which made the drunk guy jealous. But she was all 'Cheyenne and I are just friends. You know he can't spare five mins on me.', which really sounds like when some chick has a gay guy friend that they're kind of wistful about but still want to reassure their jel boyfriend.

I'm considering getting a new phone. Like, I don't technically need a new phone, but tracfone has a bring your own phone program where you can bring unlocked nicer phones and when I got my tracfone last year it seemed a little sketch (and now seems less so, esp with more phones being unlocked) and I also really thought that by now tracfone would have had an upgrade to the phone I got (which is perfectly decent for a 4.5" screen, 1gb ram, and 8gb storage phone) but they actually have seemed to downgraded (like there's only one phone with android 5, the rest are 4.4 or lower??) and there are phones that are close to 6" of screen now... but it's also just straight up spending money (even though it would be a tax write off cause it's used for work) which I so dislike... I'm waiting to see when holiday time comes around if there's any really drop down deals (like I'm looking at the moto x style and it's $399 but down to $289 on motorola's site and I'm hoping that as they move out the new phones it'll get drop closer to $250 or less somewhere?)

Why are people so bad at getting into lines? They don't know where to stand, they block up isles when they should curve, the split when they should be in one line... ugh.
25 August 2016 @ 05:58 am
Omg. Breckin Meyer on a wakeboard. I'm dying. (I'm not really sure why I'm so impressed, like did I not think he was into other water activities ...I was going to say watersports, but then I was like 'inapprops')

Also, Breckin Meyer needs to do one of those movies where he's like a single father and has to move his two daughters into some podunk farm town cause that's the only place to get a job and it turns out that the house is possessed or haunted or whatever, you know? And he could be cute with the younger kid and sort of weary with the teen where he's like 'Just try to make it work okay?' (and she does, she's extremely well adjusted and makes friends) and when she does't want to do something he'd sigh and be all 'I haven't been able to tell you what to do since you got taller than me' and she'd roll her eyes and go 'I've been taller than you since I was 12, dad' and it'd be adorable how they didn't really understand each other any more instead of terrible.

And then, like, he'd obviously meet some tall, good looking, small town doctor played by Mark-Paul. Like, the younger kid gets hurt and he takes her to the town doctor, who he entirely expects to be some old dude because aren't they always in small towns, but then, whoops, the doctor's like cute and everything and Breckin's like 'oh shit' and then Dr Mark-Paul is also redic good with kids and make the younger daughter laugh and Breckin's like 'oh shit' and then while they're in Dr Mark-Paul's office Breckin notices that he doesn't have any family picture or a wedding ring or anything like that and Breckin's like 'oh shit'.

And and and then Mark-Paul shows up at their house with a casserole or whatever and is all 'So you're obviously new to town and I thought maybe your neighbors had already welcomed you but then I saw that you lived literally out in the middle of corn and nowhere and I was like gee they haven't been welcomed to town at all so I made this food because you probably haven't had time to cook because of unpacking...' and Breckin's all star eyes because oh shit he can cook too and he's like 'oh yeah, no, come on in. you're entirely correct. we've been living out of the microwave.' and then they laugh and Mark-Paul's all 'don't get too excited because maybe my cooking isn't that great...?' but Breckin already has a mouthful of food and is like 'omg, this is amazing. ...did your wife or gf teach you...???' and Mark-Paul laughs and is all 'oh no, my grandmother taught me.' and Breckin's like 'oh shit this guy's perfect and amazing.'

I realize that there aren't any ghosts or demons yet and that was, like, the whole premise, but they'd sort of be there in the background... like maybe that's why the kid got hurt and shit probably floats around behind everyone, idk.

But anyway, like Mark-Paul would keep showing up, maybe because he offered to cook dinner or teach Breckin how to cook or maybe Breckin casually mentioned that he's painting some room and Mark-Paul's like 'want me to help?' and anyway it's super cute and the younger daughter adores Mark-Paul and the teen daughter is like good natured-ly 'ugh old people flirting, you guys have fun, I'm going to hang out with some friends.'

So then probably the ghost or demon or whatever starts being a real problem because of all the disturbances going on in the house and, I mean, Breckin doesn't want to tell Mark-Paul that he thinks his house is haunted or possessed or that there's a portal to another dimension in the hall closet because that's not really the kind of thing you bring up to the tall, cute, perfect in every way doctor who may or may not be dating you (there's nothing official yet and it's really only been things that one could totally do with a friend if you're like a really helpful person which Mark-Paul totally is). But it's like really wearing on him. And he's trying to deal with it himself. And trying to not let on to the kids that maybe there's a real problem here, because they're adjusting pretty well and he doesn't want to disrupt that. So he sends the kids off to have a weekend at their grandparents house so that he can deal with the whole ghost demon thing by himself, but Mark-Paul is like 'you wanna do a thing?' (and it was totally going to be a real date date thing) and he has to brush Mark-Paul off because shit's really fucked up at the house and maybe he lies about thinking that he's coming down with something and Mark-Paul totally believes him because he does look pretty wrecked because that's what happen with you live in a haunted possessed house. But that's also like the worst lie to tell because Mark-Paul's a doctor so later he's like 'I should probably go and check on him because that'd be the professional thing to do' and also it's raining and dramatic and Mark-Paul drives up the long, dirt, corned edged road to find Breckin standing there, in the rain, barefoot and half naked and he's like 'wtf'. And Breckin's had, like, the worst time trying to get rid of this demon ghost but now Mark-Paul is there and being sweet and worried and Breckin's like 'I'm sorry this is so fucked up.' and Mark-Paul's like 'no, no, this is a totally exciting and unique first date. I was just going to ask you to watch a movie.' and Breckin's like 'date?' and Mark-Paul's like 'oh, yeah, well, if you, you know...' and Breckin's like 'oh, yeah, totally, totally a date.' and then they, like, kiss and banish the ghost demon back to it's hall closet dimension and then the kids come back and find them curled up on the couch and everything's fine except sometimes towels go missing.

I'm watching an ep of Cheyenne where Cheyenne unknowingly smuggles printing equipment to Mexico to help the mexicans defeat the french and gets beat by a french soldier and saved by a mexican who used to cause trouble in the us but who Cheyenne also used to let get away with stuff and I think they were probably boyfriends because Cheyenne loves his troublemakers. They found a serape big enough to fit Cheyenne. I'm dying, it was probably brightly colored, so amazing.
22 August 2016 @ 03:15 am
I watched an ep of Cheyenne where he wore a heavy winter jacket, in the snow, and also wore snowshoes. It was amazing. (it was also clearly mostly shot on some back lot in cali and everyone wearing jackets looked kinda sweaty because it was probably, like, 80 out ...just like on hogan's heroes) Also Cheyenne was nearly caught in an avalanche, but he shot his gun at the snow which I guess deflected it so that it would fall on the bad guy instead. The whole thing really could have been turned into a perfectly serviceable episode about Cheyenne being caught in snow and having to suffer in a cave or whatever, but instead it was about murder. And in the end Cheyenne left an orphaned child with some, idk, swedish (?) people and rode off, cause I guess what happened to the kid was none of his business. Like usual.

I forgot how much Trip and Archer loved each other on ENT. I watched the ep where a psychic alien links their minds and Trip freaks out because Archer would know how much he loved him and the one after that where Trip and Archer are stranded on a desert planet and Archer basically keeps Trip alive with the power of his love and the episode after that one where Trip and Malcolm decide that they have to tell everyone how entirely straight they are and how much they can only fuck women aliens who have the right kinds of woman alien bits because other wise everything would be terrible and Archer also gets an alien gf (and Hoshi also gets an alien bf). I had also sort of forgot how completely deny-y ENT was about anyone being not straight.

We've also gotten into Tom loves Kes territory on VOY (which even Harry thinks is bs) and it's like everyone leave Kes alone, she's two.
13 August 2016 @ 04:09 am
I haven't been watching anything. I've been playing Pokemon Go. Awful. I don't know what's going on anywhere.
I mean, I know what's going on with Cheyenne because I've seen the episodes, but I still haven't been watching it so I can't say anything detailed about it. (wait, I watched one ep where Cheyenne rode a horse until it died. also he was tied up by some comanche with a stick across his arms in the back and he couldn't get loose and it was amazing.)
I've watched a few mins of the last couple of Dark Matter episodes. I don't know what's going on. I think they're in space again though. And maybe someone's dead?
I've entirely missed everything on BrainDead, is it even sill on?
I have been watching the olympics. Because it's on always. I now want to scull, but in a slightly larger boat because I don't like falling out of boats and the single sculls seem very narrow and tippy.
I also am vaguely watching some Star Treks and have re fallen in love with Harry Kim and Tom Paris and how much Harry loves Tom and how much of an ass Tom is and how bad the acting is for most of VOY.

I want to write things. But I don't do it. I feel like writing F&B things and Cheyenne things and other things, but it doesn't happen. There's a big bang that I could write for, but that would mean having someone art for the fic and it is not a slash fandom and I can't do that to someone.

I hate when you find fannish spaces for weird, specific kinks but no one there is into the fandoms you like and you can't bring up any fandoms you like because all your fandoms consist of you and two other people and a shoestring and you don't want to out yourself with this weird kink on something that no one else even knows about and that you're basically the only fan of. It's terribly inconvenient.

I've read a recipe for Toad In The Hole and it sounds amazing.

Did every sentence start with I? ugh.
31 July 2016 @ 02:54 am
So I finally say Ghostbusters and I totally loved it. We had the theater basically to ourselves (like only 7 other people were there), but no one else laughed at anything, and I was dying, like tears at certain points, and everyone else was entirely quiet.

It had some issues, like a weird lull between them in the theater and them going to the hotel, like something was cut out, and I wish there was more of an explanation about whether they were ultimately catching ghosts or re-killing ghosts or just knocking ghosts down...? I needed more serious ghost science lol.

I saw a lot about Erin (Wiig) being sort of blah, but I thought she had a really nice arc (esp since she was essentially the straight man of the group) and I also want to draw hearts around her and Abby and their love.

Melissa McCarthy is real cute with glasses and her hair pulled back like that.

Holtzmann is everything. But everyone is shipping her with Erin and I'm like, okay a) it's obvs an ot4 sitch and b) if not then everyone should be shipping her with Patty.

Did Dan Aykroyd give up all his screen time to Bill Murray?

Also saw a preview for the new Bridget Jones movie and I assume the ending is that Mark Darcy and McDreamy decide to form a poly couple with Bridget, right? Also also, Colin Firth always looks so dour as Mark.