snick_backup: (J2)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?


Mine: Dollhouse, SPN RPF, and Downton Abbey )

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snick_backup: (J2)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?


Mine: Dollhouse, SPN RPF, and Downton Abbey )

Original entry posted at Dreamwidth. Feel free to reply here or there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)
snick_backup: (Dawn)
Title: This Is the World We Made
Fandom: Buffyverse, Dollhouse
Characters: Dawn Summers, Dollhouse ensemble
Words / Rating: 1500 / G
Spoilers: for all of both shows
Summary: Dawn's tired of being Buffy Summers' little sister. It takes her a long time to figure out who she is instead.

A/N: This is one of the things that happens when I'm putting off writing the thing that I'm supposed to be writing: I go rooting around in my files and posting unposted fic. Like this one, which is a much expanded version of my Dawn/Topher drabble Unassuming.

This piece is bitterer than my usual; I'm not sure what to make of that. It's the Dollhouse influence, I think.

When Dawn met the Dollhouse staff for the first time, she was on Council business. )

Original entry posted at Dreamwidth. Feel free to reply here or there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)
snick_backup: (Dawn)
Title: This Is the World We Made
Fandom: Buffyverse, Dollhouse
Characters: Dawn Summers, Dollhouse ensemble
Words / Rating: 1500 / G
Spoilers: for all of both shows
Summary: Dawn's tired of being Buffy Summers' little sister. It takes her a long time to figure out who she is instead.

A/N: This is one of the things that happens when I'm putting off writing the thing that I'm supposed to be writing: I go rooting around in my files and posting unposted fic. Like this one, which is a much expanded version of my Dawn/Topher drabble Unassuming.

This piece is bitterer than my usual; I'm not sure what to make of that. It's the Dollhouse influence, I think.

When Dawn met the Dollhouse staff for the first time, she was on Council business. )

Original entry posted at Dreamwidth. Feel free to reply here or there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)
snick_backup: (mood Christmas)
Because it's a little late for Christmas, isn't it? This is for [livejournal.com profile] rebcake - happy all the holidays, Reb! This took so long because I had a rather longer piece that just would not be molded into fic shape. But here, finally, are Adelle and Giles at an airport. (Uh, let's just assume it's set during the holidays, shall we?)

Rupert Giles, Adelle DeWitt
A Difference in Perspective )
snick_backup: (mood Christmas)
Because it's a little late for Christmas, isn't it? This is for [livejournal.com profile] rebcake - happy all the holidays, Reb! This took so long because I had a rather longer piece that just would not be molded into fic shape. But here, finally, are Adelle and Giles at an airport. (Uh, let's just assume it's set during the holidays, shall we?)

Rupert Giles, Adelle DeWitt
A Difference in Perspective )
snick_backup: (mood Christmas)
Er. So. This is for [livejournal.com profile] bobthemole. Merry Christmas, Bob! And also happy birthday. This has absolutely no relation to what you asked for - was in fact inspired by your Yuletide letter - but I hope you like it anyway.

Where No One Goes and No One Is )
snick_backup: (mood Christmas)
Er. So. This is for [livejournal.com profile] bobthemole. Merry Christmas, Bob! And also happy birthday. This has absolutely no relation to what you asked for - was in fact inspired by your Yuletide letter - but I hope you like it anyway.

Where No One Goes and No One Is )
snick_backup: (Dollhouse)
You know what, I take it back. I can sum up my thoughts on Dollhouse now.

IMO, Dollhouse had four really stellar, top-of-the-line episodes (A Spy in the House of Love, Alpha, Vows, and Belonging) and a few more that, if they weren't great, at least had interesting elements (Man on the Street, Epitaph One, Epitaph Two). This isn't to say it didn't have other memorable moments - there's no Victor!Topher in that list, nor any Bennett Halvorsen - but those were moments, not wholes.

In fact, even those first-rate eps are only fragments, the shiniest scraps of a show that could never decide what it wanted to be. Creepy procedural? Critique of society's fantasies? Morality tale on Teh Evol of human trafficking and mind control? Post-apocalyptic romp?

(Not saying I don't enjoy post-apocalyptic romps, mind you, nor that certain elements of Epitaph Two didn't make my Topher-lovin' heart go squee [I told you! From the very beginning, I told you!], but to me it felt a whole lot more like chummy fan service than a serious canon exploration of the DH future.)

I leave you with Abigail Nussbaum, who expresses my thoughts on S2 way better than I could:

Dollhouse's first season showed us the rationalizations through which ostensible villains like Topher and Adele tolerated and even justified their monstrous actions, drawing pencil-thin lines between different shades of rape and slavery in order to be able to place themselves on the right side of those lines, while alleged good guys like Ballard and Boyd, who claimed to abhor the dollhouse, ended up enabling and participating in it. The second season sweeps away this complexity, dividing the cast into heroes and villains (though perhaps the initial failure was in the transition from a story about people who are cogs in the machine to one that has heroes and villains to begin with).
snick_backup: (Dollhouse)
You know what, I take it back. I can sum up my thoughts on Dollhouse now.

IMO, Dollhouse had four really stellar, top-of-the-line episodes (A Spy in the House of Love, Alpha, Vows, and Belonging) and a few more that, if they weren't great, at least had interesting elements (Man on the Street, Epitaph One, Epitaph Two). This isn't to say it didn't have other memorable moments - there's no Victor!Topher in that list, nor any Bennett Halvorsen - but those were moments, not wholes.

In fact, even those first-rate eps are only fragments, the shiniest scraps of a show that could never decide what it wanted to be. Creepy procedural? Critique of society's fantasies? Morality tale on Teh Evol of human trafficking and mind control? Post-apocalyptic romp?

(Not saying I don't enjoy post-apocalyptic romps, mind you, nor that certain elements of Epitaph Two didn't make my Topher-lovin' heart go squee [I told you! From the very beginning, I told you!], but to me it felt a whole lot more like chummy fan service than a serious canon exploration of the DH future.)

I leave you with Abigail Nussbaum, who expresses my thoughts on S2 way better than I could:

Dollhouse's first season showed us the rationalizations through which ostensible villains like Topher and Adele tolerated and even justified their monstrous actions, drawing pencil-thin lines between different shades of rape and slavery in order to be able to place themselves on the right side of those lines, while alleged good guys like Ballard and Boyd, who claimed to abhor the dollhouse, ended up enabling and participating in it. The second season sweeps away this complexity, dividing the cast into heroes and villains (though perhaps the initial failure was in the transition from a story about people who are cogs in the machine to one that has heroes and villains to begin with).

Boyd

Apr. 2nd, 2010 08:12 am
snick_backup: (mood rage)
It's (Human) Character of Color Month over at [livejournal.com profile] still_grrr, to which I say, "Yay!" Maybe I'll finally get around to writing something about Forrest, which I've been threatening forever. At the very least, it ought to provide some Kendra fic for the housemate to read - she has a bit of a thing about Kendra.

But.

But one of the prompt characters for this week was Boyd from Dollhouse, and his very name made me (as [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42 says) all stabby. Rarrrrr!

I still haven't summed up how I feel about the last half of S2 of Dollhouse; I think I need to rewatch Epitaph Two first, for one thing. However, I can talk about Boyd just fine.

Spoilers for late-S2 Dollhouse )

Boyd

Apr. 2nd, 2010 08:12 am
snick_backup: (mood rage)
It's (Human) Character of Color Month over at [livejournal.com profile] still_grrr, to which I say, "Yay!" Maybe I'll finally get around to writing something about Forrest, which I've been threatening forever. At the very least, it ought to provide some Kendra fic for the housemate to read - she has a bit of a thing about Kendra.

But.

But one of the prompt characters for this week was Boyd from Dollhouse, and his very name made me (as [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42 says) all stabby. Rarrrrr!

I still haven't summed up how I feel about the last half of S2 of Dollhouse; I think I need to rewatch Epitaph Two first, for one thing. However, I can talk about Boyd just fine.

Spoilers for late-S2 Dollhouse )
snick_backup: (Jayne PR)
1. It's almost time for the non-Buffyverse session over at [livejournal.com profile] buffyversetop5. You're allowed to mix and match fandoms in your posts, but at the moment I have four Firefly fics and four DH fics, and I'd really like to round them out to five apiece. So: rec me Firefly! Rec me DH! For FF I pretty much just want gen, Wash/Zoe, or possibly some of the creative (non-incestuous!) het pairings. Hijinks yay! For DH it's all about canon for me - character studies and dense conversations and quiet meditations. Help?

2. The housemate and I just watched "Listening to Fear" and Willow brings Joyce a funny hat in the hospital!!!! That must have been my subconscious working for me when I wrote the Willow&Xander thing. Huh.

3. Soon, There Shall Be Fic. Hurrah.
snick_backup: (Jayne PR)
1. It's almost time for the non-Buffyverse session over at [livejournal.com profile] buffyversetop5. You're allowed to mix and match fandoms in your posts, but at the moment I have four Firefly fics and four DH fics, and I'd really like to round them out to five apiece. So: rec me Firefly! Rec me DH! For FF I pretty much just want gen, Wash/Zoe, or possibly some of the creative (non-incestuous!) het pairings. Hijinks yay! For DH it's all about canon for me - character studies and dense conversations and quiet meditations. Help?

2. The housemate and I just watched "Listening to Fear" and Willow brings Joyce a funny hat in the hospital!!!! That must have been my subconscious working for me when I wrote the Willow&Xander thing. Huh.

3. Soon, There Shall Be Fic. Hurrah.
snick_backup: (Spike Dawn sibs)
First, the masterlist for the Willow round at [livejournal.com profile] genfic_minis is up. There's some neat stuff there. I was particularly struck by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni's lovely reimagining of Willow pre-S7, What Comes Next, and [livejournal.com profile] snowpuppies's highly effective horror piece The Slow Slide Into..., but there's plenty more.

[livejournal.com profile] dollsome, I've just discovered, writes the of kind elegant, character-rich Dollhouse fic that I've been looking for and couldn't find until now. She writes primarily DeWitt/Dominic. I started with One's Your Foe and One's Your Flame, an AU one-shot off "A Spy in the House of Love" (possibly still my favorite DH ep), but there's lots more.

And, remember when I was looking for a trove of "Restless" icons, but couldn't remember where I'd seen them? I should have known it was [livejournal.com profile] ruuger. The batch I was thinking of are all here, including Miss Kitty Fantastico. Yay.
snick_backup: (Spike Dawn sibs)
First, the masterlist for the Willow round at [livejournal.com profile] genfic_minis is up. There's some neat stuff there. I was particularly struck by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni's lovely reimagining of Willow pre-S7, What Comes Next, and [livejournal.com profile] snowpuppies's highly effective horror piece The Slow Slide Into..., but there's plenty more.

[livejournal.com profile] dollsome, I've just discovered, writes the of kind elegant, character-rich Dollhouse fic that I've been looking for and couldn't find until now. She writes primarily DeWitt/Dominic. I started with One's Your Foe and One's Your Flame, an AU one-shot off "A Spy in the House of Love" (possibly still my favorite DH ep), but there's lots more.

And, remember when I was looking for a trove of "Restless" icons, but couldn't remember where I'd seen them? I should have known it was [livejournal.com profile] ruuger. The batch I was thinking of are all here, including Miss Kitty Fantastico. Yay.

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