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08 December 2009 @ 07:53 pm
Obligatory Weather Post *g*  
There's snow on my LJ, one shiny crystalline flake which, unlike others, didn't come with a name or note attached. Thank you so much, you, whoever sent it! :-)

I feel I really ought to get back into posting on a (bi-)weekly basis, like I did during the first couple of years, when this whole journalling thing was fresh and new.

For starters just a few more or less disconnected questions:

- anyone else watching Flash Forward, enjoying the show despite its flaws and for some strange reason simply not posting about it (which is exactly what I do at the moment)?
- anyone else who's stumbled across Lew Grossman's The Magicians and thinks that the novel has got a decidedly "Gaiman-esque" flair?
-anyone who knows whether there's any The Prestige fan fiction out there that is actually worth reading?

So much for today, all the best wishes and a peaceful, relaxing Christmas time :-)

Yours, B.
 
 
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Selenaselenak on December 8th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Good Prestige fanfic: Yuletide has some.

Generally speaking, though, there isn't much, and what there is comes in three editions:

- Borden/Angiers slash, which I really can't see (this is one enemy/enemy relationship that comes without any UST)

- Crossover slash with either Jackman's or Bale's other famous roles (err, can't really see these combinations, either)

- Borden/Borden: this is one incest pairing I can actually see in that the twins are certainly screwed up enough for it, but fandom usually writes incest without thinking through the implications

Bimobimo on December 11th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
Good Prestige fanfic: Yuletide has some.

Generally speaking, though, there isn't much, and what there is comes in three editions:


Lots of thanks for the link! :-)

As for the apparently most common types of Prestige fanfic: Somehow I had a feeling that people might chose to head into these directions, which is kind of odd, because for me the most "writeable", inspiring characters clearly would be the bystanders and victims of the Angier/Borden dynamic, Olivia or Cutter for example.
Selenaselenak on December 11th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
I requested an Olivia story for Yuletide. We'll see whether I get it!
Whoniversal aunt.pontisbright on December 8th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
I'm watching Flashforward but quite halfheartedly, and missing bits (because it is on literally every night here, in case you miss this week's, which makes me even more likely to do so apparently). I don't feel at all fannish about it, though, however intriguing the premise is. I loved the 'suicide test' as a concept, and there have been some real standout 'oh my god' moments - the mystery man in the stadium episode 1, the crows all dropping as one - but I think like most people post-Lost we're all unwilling to believe the payoff will be worth the investment. (And I know we aren't really post-Lost, but I stopped watching that when it went to channel I couldn't get, and 3 years on that doesn't seem to have been a terrible idea.)
Bimo: Albert_irrelevantbimo on December 11th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
but I think like most people post-Lost we're all unwilling to believe the payoff will be worth the investment.

While I've never watched Lost myself, I know exactly what you mean regarding the growing unwillingness to get emotionally involved. Call me an old and bitter tv junkie dinosaur who, at some point, simply had witnessed on new and exciting conspiracy theory or *cough* character development too many ... ;-)

If Flash Forward or any other new US show with a similarly intriguing premise) came along as a tightly narrated BBC six parter (like Ultraviolet or State of Play) I'd probably be loving it to bits band pieces. So I'm mostly sitting on the fence, watching with some detached affection, and hoping for as many moments of brilliance as possible.
Len: Katze rauchtlenija on December 9th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Jep, I'm watching FlashForward (though I haven't seen the most recent episode yet), and I quite like it! But so far it doesn't feel like a fandom-show for me, more like a story I follow as it is, without the desire to change anything. We'll see if it stays that way. ;)

Also, so far I didn't think it had that many flaws... at least not compared to most, no wait, pretty much all the shows I've seen during the last few years except The Sarah Jane Adventures. Which flaws do you mean exactly? I'm curious. :D
Bimo: Albert_irrelevantbimo on December 15th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
First of all, sorry for the much belated reply! It's amazing how much of my spare time gets eaten up by Christmas preparations and visits to elderly relatives at the moment.

Also, so far I didn't think it had that many flaws... at least not compared to most, no wait, pretty much all the shows I've seen during the last few years except The Sarah Jane Adventures. Which flaws do you mean exactly? I'm curious. :D

Hhmh... I think that most of what I perceive as Flash Forward's flaws or possible future problems are clearly related to writing; or, more precisely phrased, the lack of a clearly defined underlying concept and a certain sense of where the various plotlines are actually headed. Right at the moment I feel like I am watching about two or three different shows all at once. One "conspiracist" FBI show in which I am actually not all that interested, and one quite intriguing, slightly soapy human interest show with philosophical undercurrents that I really enjoy.
wee_warrior on December 9th, 2009 09:51 am (UTC)
I'm watching Flash Forward, although I, erm, don't think it's very good? I do love Janis Hawk, though, she's a great character. And I'm very fond of Jack Davenport, I seem to enjoy him even though Lloyd so far hasn't done a whole lot more than looking sheepish and getting himself kidnapped.