dbskyler: (seven fez)
I've seen several episodes of the American version of Being Human now, and it's really interesting to see what's the same as the British version and what's different. So far I like the American storylines better, but I prefer the British version of the characters over the American version of them. Also, the American version has yet to come close to the sublime "housemate" moments that the British version seems to manage so effortlessly.

spoilers through the American 7th episode ('I See Your True Colors') and the first episode of the British S3 )
dbskyler: (fezzes are cool)
Hi! *waves* I've been around, but I went through a period where I didn't really feel like posting. Anyway, here's what's been going on:

Being in [community profile] fandom_stocking was an interesting experience. I unfortunately didn't do very well in the stocking-stuffing department, so apologies to everyone! I did get some great gifts myself, though, including gifts from people whom I don't normally interact with online. That was pretty awesome. My great swag included a Four and Sarah icon (how did they know? *g*), an Eleventh Doctor fez!fic (which was awesome -- the world needs more fez!fic), a Four and Sarah missing scene ficlet (which I keep re-reading because it's wonderful Four and Sarah and therefore makes me extremely happy :D), an incredibly perfect SJA ficlet starring Gita (which is exactly what I would've wished for if I had done Yuletide, and here I got it just as a random gift!), and a very fun romp!fic with (wait for it) Four, Six, Ten, Sarah, Harry, Evelyn and Martha! (part 1 here and part 2 here.)

I managed to write exactly one ficlet for [community profile] fandom_stocking: a G-rated TNG ficlet (my very first shot at writing that fandom) with Picard, Riker, Data and Q, which is here if anyone is interested. There's a fandom_stocking collection at Archive of Our Own, and I keep thinking aboutf posting this there, but I would then have to come up with a title and a summary, and I have no ideas for either.

In other news, I recently saw the first two-part episode of the American version of "Being Human." It's sort of surreal, because I think I would normally really like the show, but instead of sitting back and enjoying it, I keep comparing it to the original version, usually unfavorably. It's not even that the show is worse, necessarily; it bothers me just because it's different. For example, the actors all have American accents, and that seems wrong. The actors look different (because they're, you know, different actors), and I don't like that either. Then the characters' names are different, and that keeps throwing me because someone will say "Josh" and I don't know who that is until I translate it as "George" in my head and go "oh." The storyline is also different, which is probably a good thing, actually. Anyway, I think I'll keep watching for now and see what happens.

Finally, there's another WIP challenge starting up in February at the DreamWidth comm writethisfanfic, and I'm trying to decide if I should do it or not. Last time was a huge failure, and January has been a completely unproductive writing month, which means that doing the February challenge is likely to be either a really good thing or a horrendously bad one, but I can't predict which it will be.
dbskyler: (Default)
Things that Do Not Help when one is trying to get back to working on an old WIP: getting bit by a plotbunny for a new story.

No progress on the WIP yet, but at least I'm writing again, does that count? And for a change, I like the way the story is coming out (so far, anyway).

In addition to cheating on my WIP, I've been cheating on Doctor Who. I've got the DVD for "Planet of the Daleks" all ready to go, and instead I've been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and Being Human. I'm new to both shows, and I've just been watching what's been on my television, which means I've caught scattered episodes of S1 of Avatar and the first four episodes of S2 of Being Human. Both shows have hooked me enough that I feel like trying to go back and watch from the beginning in order. But before I do that, I really ought to watch "Planet of the Daleks," seeing as it's Three and Jo and Daleks, and I've never, ever seen it.

Oh, and I really ought to spend some time writing this week, too . . . boy, being a fan is time-consuming, isn't it?
dbskyler: (Default)
Things that Do Not Help when one is trying to get back to working on an old WIP: getting bit by a plotbunny for a new story.

No progress on the WIP yet, but at least I'm writing again, does that count? And for a change, I like the way the story is coming out (so far, anyway).

In addition to cheating on my WIP, I've been cheating on Doctor Who. I've got the DVD for "Planet of the Daleks" all ready to go, and instead I've been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and Being Human. I'm new to both shows, and I've just been watching what's been on my television, which means I've caught scattered episodes of S1 of Avatar and the first four episodes of S2 of Being Human. Both shows have hooked me enough that I feel like trying to go back and watch from the beginning in order. But before I do that, I really ought to watch "Planet of the Daleks," seeing as it's Three and Jo and Daleks, and I've never, ever seen it.

Oh, and I really ought to spend some time writing this week, too . . . boy, being a fan is time-consuming, isn't it?

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