author of Joss Whedon: The Biography. mtv lifer.
i watch a lot of television. a lot.
and i talk about fandom and television in general a lot.
when not slacking off, i'm rambling at PopGurls.com
(not as much lately)

aqua-luxe replied to your post “Sorry for the random question, but is your fanfic still online anywhere? [crosses fingers] I really hate it when great older stories just disappear!”

Roswell, yay! But no popslash? :(

ahhh. no. no popslash on the obvious internets. (correction — found one!) did you have one in mind? shoot me a dm and i’ll track it down for you!

I tried the "It’s like Steampunk CSI" with a mate but he still won't watch Murdoch Mysteries with me :( He says that time is the last he'd go to if he had a time machine!

Obviously you need to rethink your friendship! ;)

katiegeeks replied to your post “WOE is the American Murdoch Mysteries fan tonight.  WOE!”

Does Murdoch Mysteries get better after the pilot? I tried to start watching it a couple weeks ago and the pilot just wasn’t catch me favorably.

Here’s the thing — I’ve yet to find someone who watched an episode and thought, “OMG, I LOVE THIS! I MUST WATCH THEM ALL!”

The MO seems to be that one watches an ep for a particular reason, thinks, “huh, that was okay — kind of charming” and decides to watch another. That goes down easy enough and so they try another. By then, they’ve found themselves a bit fond of Constable George Crabtree and so they watch one more and have hit the magical four episode Murdoch Mysteries threshold. (This magical threshold being my own theory.)

After four episodes, you’re unwittingly rooting for William Murdoch and Dr. Julia Ogden, amused by Inspector Thomas “Bloody Hell” Brackenreid, and completely smitten with George. And you start recommending the show to people in this awkward but excited way: “It’s SO CHARMING! It’s set in Victorian Toronto* around the end of the 19th Century and it’s kind of steampunk-y. It’s like Steampunk CSI! YOU SHOULD TOTALLY WATCH IT NOW!”

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*edited because it’s been a crazy couple of weeks and I am completely burnt out and thus wrote the wrong city. (thank you heatheryourfellowfangirl!)

today might be the day where i get to play the game “just HOW many xanax does amy need to take to be able to breathe and function like a normal human being?”

"Sometimes, someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart." — Angela Chase, My So-Called Life

This is one of my favorite lines, and I think of it when I am blessed with a moment in which someone, quite unexpectedly and unbidden, says something so little to me that I didn’t know I needed to hear (which usually causes me to break into tears.)

ryeloza replied to your post “Random fact for the day: I love, love, love that the Parks and Rec…”

That’s beautiful

Thank you! It was a complete spur of the moment decision and i’m really happy with how it came out. (and i want to tell you that it was your talk of jumping into your fandom craft project that got me back on the crafting horse.)

stars-inthe-sky replied to your post: Random fact for the day:I love, love,…

That is GORGEOUS. Also, you’re making me miss beading. Anyway, you should come to Parkscon and we can all craft together!

I would LOVE that. Although I’d probably need to bring a trailer to carry all my crafting supplies. (I get interested in something and buy ALL THE THINGS.)

My beading skills basically involve putting bead on a single string. Or headpin — as I made a bunch of earrings as well. Which I need to give away, as I don’t have pierced ears. I will add them to my collection of things I need to send out :)

diaphenia replied to your post: Random fact for the day:I love, love,…

This post makes me so happy

ello?

i’m pretty confused by the site and not sure how much i’ll be on there, but if you’re on ello and so inclined, you can find me here.

One week away from the Murdoch Mysteries premiere!
I’ll indulge my giddyness with pics from the Toronto FanExpo 2014 panel… in this one, the cast showed how Yannick was there in spirit.

One week away from the Murdoch Mysteries premiere!

I’ll indulge my giddyness with pics from the Toronto FanExpo 2014 panel… in this one, the cast showed how Yannick was there in spirit.

Random fact for the day:

I love, love, love that the Parks and Rec fandom is so crafty. You all inspire me so much (even though I have yet to mail out all — or, you know, any — of the presents I made for my crafty project).

I’ve been doing a lot of simple beadwork in the past few days, and the other night took out my hematite necklace. A long time ago, a boy who broke my heart gave it to me — I love hematite but I never wear it, partly because it feels a little too dark and partly because I always think of him when I see it.

I decided to take it apart and made something new and lovely.

Random fact for the day:

Wafer rolls are my crack. Vanilla wafers, chocolate wafers, striped wafers — i don’t care. As long as they’re filled with something chocolatey, I will eat an entire container in about a day. If I ever fall into a coma, please bring these to me and I’ll probably wake up within seconds and house the whole tin in ten minutes.