sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([gg] the air you breathe so sweet)
Ugh I have been feeling frustrated with how super-negative I have been lately, and I'm not entirely sure where to begin on stopping that. So, an experiment for this month: three good things, every day!
  • The moon looked really pretty when I was on my route this morning.
  • I applied for two jobs yesterday; I have a not-getting-my-hopes-up policy but if nothing else I'm pretty proud of the cover letter I wrote for one of them. I think I'm getting pretty decent at cover letters.
  • [personal profile] schmerica and I watched "Civil Defense" and man oh man I think that may actually be rising up my list of favorite DS9 episodes. Comedy gold.
sohotrightnow: Gul Dukat leering, labeled "with club sauce" ([st] look at banner kira!)
Just today finished S3 in my DS9 rewatch. I was explaining to the fangirl contingent on Sunday that leaving aside my more srs bzns issues with the "Cardassians = SPACE NAZIS!!!!" thing (not least that most of the time it seems much more like they're going for the Romans, hence my inability to not refer to internal Bajoran issues as People's Bajoran Front vs. People's Front of Bajor, and the SPACE NAZIS!!!! thing just seems really jarring and clumsy), there's also the part where Cardassia is basically a planet of Bluths. Dukat especially is like 50% GOB and 50% the other Bluths. "The one thing I will never do is not tell Ziyal I have a cabin in the woods and then not take her!" Dukat was learning life lessons all over the place.

Also I am mostly having fun with how he seems to be hitting on Sisko all the time. I mean mostly he seems to be into EVERYONE, which is part of the comedy of Dukat (I know I shouldn't find it hilarious AND YET I REALLY DO, possibly specifically because no one takes it seriously), but the majority of his interactions are with Sisko and they go on multiple road trips together and there was the time they were stuck in a cave, which I haven't yet reached in my rewatch but I remember it as being pretty glorious. Mostly the reason I'm lamenting my inability to write comedy fic this week is because I really want fic where Dukat's SUPER INTO Sisko, and finally Sisko goes for it a couple of times because what the hell, he needs to get laid, and then Dukat gets really overinvolved and starts drunk-dialing him all the time, and obvs since Cardassians court by arguing, Sisko's barely managing to be civil is just evidence of how badly he wants Dukat. LOOK AT BANNER, BENJAMIN.

(Also: AU where Ziyal and Alexander meet and end up getting together and Worf and Dukat are in-laws and it's glorious.)

DS9 is kind of exciting this time around because I'm not used to being into pairings where I need more than the fingers on one hand to count the people who are into it, but somewhat troublingly, the character I project all the fuck over in DS9 appears to be Garak, and I was mostly just kind of amused by how blatant the Garak/Bashir was until "The Wire" happened and then, like, I realize it doesn't take much to send me into fits of capslocky FEELINGS to rival those of Prince Zuko, but holy shit, Internet. My OTP dynamic appears to be I Am A Spectacular Untrustworthy Trainwreck And You Are Buying A First Class Ticket Anyway, and that episode was like "ALL ABOARD, MOTHERFUCKERS" and holy shit, feelings everywhere. So it's all super-exciting because usually it's me and like two other people who are into a pairing, but instead I have tons of fic to roll around in, and I'm sitting here going "oh my God, is this how Erik/Charles people feel ALL THE TIME? *_______*"

ugh I should probably get ready for work now. Hi Internet hi, I'm alive and the DS9 kick is still going strong. Everyone should continue to talk to me about the prospect of a Buffy/DS9 crossover, too, because in my head that is still completely fucking glorious, and I have actually ended up writing a few snippets that, with the serials filed off, might end up as an original thing I've been toying with? IDK IDK.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([tv] DON'T YELL AT ME.)
oh my god, Internet

oh my actual god

everything is plastic hair and nothing hurts
Netflix, who made everything right again by announcing they’re bringing back Arrested Development, will further their goodwill by bringing back The Sopranos Silvio Dante. Well, technically it’s just Steven Van Zandt, but he’ll be playing a very familiar-sounding New York City gangster.

In the upcoming Netflix crime comedy, which will be available to subscribers starting Feb. 6, Van Zandt stars as Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, a mobster who enters the federal witness-protection program after ratting out his boss and relocates to Lillehammer, Norway, in what Netflix is calling “a gripping fish-out-of-water story.” [source: EW]
IDK how I can possibly list all the things that I love about this, I start with the fact that he is clearly going to a) put his girl-fronted baby bands in it and b) try to get as much of Comrade Van Zandt's Fuck Yeah Socialism Hour in there as possible, and then I just devolve into flapping my hands and making ridiculous noises. Someone on my flist asked about non-traditional comfort food media awhile back, and I explained how Sopranos is mine because among other things, one time I had a full-on flashback in front of Little Steven during a Springsteen show and he proceeded to get super-concerned, make a security guard get a pack of tissues, and spend the rest of the freaking concert trying to cheer me up. And then four days before my birthday this shit gets announced and basically I feel, at this point, like the only people who love me more than he does may be the ones who are actually related to me. Trailer, mildly NSFW )

I just can't even, Internet, I just can't even. Everything is plastic hair and nothing hurts.

In completely unrelated news, as I mentioned the other day, my mother and I have been mainlining DS9 in an attempt to get through as much as possible before she leaves the country; we're up to "The Maquis, Part I". Most of my thoughts involve Cardassians, like how Dukat basically hits on everyone ever and I cannot explain why I consider this so fucking hilarious, and also how there really is just no way to interpret Bashir and Garak but as banging, and I say that as someone who was never really all that convinced by Fraser/Kowalski or various other ginormous slash OTPs until I realized that it wasn't that I didn't see it, it was just that I didn't give a fuck.

TBH things have been going suspiciously well the past few days in general, I'm just sort of narrowing my eyes and waiting for the other shoe to drop b/c that is apparently the kind of cynical asshole I have become. You know you love me.
sohotrightnow: Buffy Summers, hands on her hips, smiling and looking satisfied. ([buffy] darkness is a harsh term)
I love that I can make a throwaway comment about being in an awful mood and wanting people to tell me stories about Buffy, and then within hours have several people helping me work out the prospect of a Buffy/DS9 crossover. HOW GREAT WOULD IT BE? SO GREAT. )Basically I am completely enamored with this concept and possibly I have a bunch of little ficlets running around my head already and it's terrible.

In conclusion: "Ben Sisko's life is really a series of Sad Trombones." --[personal profile] inlovewithnight

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