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two "5 subjects I associate with you" memes

Comment on this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate with you. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

thank you both.

from Danniisupernova -
Boomer
Leverage
Small fandoms
Primeval
Malcolm Reynolds

Boomer
Pretty, smart, tough, pretty smart, and pretty tough - all wrapped into one Grace Park-sized package. Boomer's had one hell of a time, working out just who she is, and which side she wants to/is left to be on; and through it all, she's kept reasonably sane (more than I would've under those conditions, certainly).

Leverage
My love for this show can be summed up in one noun: Parker. I empathize with her a whole lot more than I did with Charlie Eppes (never saw a horse kill a clown, though). And she gets the good lines. ("lets make Parker crawl through another air duct; god forbid anyone else should learn how to do it"). And her honesty is refreshing.

Boomer and Parker could probably take over the Colonial Fleet, if they wanted to.

Small fandoms
Just because there aren't a lot of fics being written in in the 'verse of a show, doesn't mean that that show is undeserving of fics. That's how I feel about it.

Some fandoms, I've only written drabbles for them - ie, Jekyll. Others, like Brimstone, I don't write much fic for, but I'm a loyal fan who reads any fics in that fandom that I come across. And a few, like John Doe, just beg to be in crossovers, but nothing survives past the outline stage.

And some, like KURŞUN YARASI, I've never been able to find any fic for...and I don't have a handle on the characters beyond the basics, sadly.

Primeval
I first came to this fandom with the promise of prehistoric and far-future creatures. Then I watched the movie Catherine Cookson's The Moth, which starred Primeval's Juliet Aubrey, and I was hooked.

I look forward with interest to see what the writers have planned for series 3.

Malcolm Reynolds
Not sure why this came up (do I remind you of him?)...but I agree that his personality would mesh well with that of Boomer's. Hm, quite a nice romantic crossover.

Mal stands for what's right, and his loyalty to those around him is always admirable.



from Sapphs -
1. Numbers
2. The Mentalist :D
3. Leverage
4. Merlin
5. Fic

1. Numbers
The Sumerians, with their base 60, had an epic hero - Gilgamesh - who was 2/3rds man and 2/3rds god, I think. While the Mayans had base 20, and the Romans had a piddling base 10 that we inherited. And while the Classical Greeks were utterly terrified of Zero, the civilizations of the Indian subcontinent embraced the concept of Zero with delight.

Which brings us to Amita Ramanujan, the smart, the clever, the lovely. When shes allowed to be more than just The Girlfriend and The Ornament, she shines and more than once has helped to solve a case. (her plight in "Harvest" with the other Tamil girls not only gave background to herself, but also struck cords with my own past)

(and when Sorcula convinced me to watch series 1, I discovered that this show used to feature Wade Wells (er, Agent Lake))

2. The Mentalist :D
Agent Lisbon is fantastic. Is that really a Californian accent she's wielding? 'cause I don't think I've ever heard its like before.

And how can one not like Cho? Good, quiet, reliable, never taking guff, never exploding in anyone's face. He's the sort of guy I aspire to be.

While I prefer Lisbon/Cho over pretty much any other pairing on this show, I don't demand it - I'm perfectly happy with gen fics featuring one or both of them.

Jane reminds me of the character in the film Kangaroo Jack, "Watch this hand" he says, "not this one."

3. Leverage
Initially, I came to this show to watch Gina Bellman {Claire Jackman in Jekyll, and first seen as Jane in Coupling} with her delightful accents and eyes.

That said, I freely admit that I'm fascinated by the crossing and double-crossing and at times triple-crossing (or at least those layers of deception and fooling the eye), because it reminds me of an experiment I read about, in the book Neandertal by Darton - long story short...
* There is a fruit just out of reach of two chimps in a room with several boxes.
* One chimp watches as the other one stacks boxes and brings down the fruit - and then the watcher takes the fruit from him.
* When the experiment is repeated, the robbed chimp repeats his actions, but promptly puts the fruit in a box as soon as he gets off the stacked boxes.
* The watcher chimp takes the fruit from the box.
...but what the story said the chimps had trouble with, was the next level of deception: of the robbed chimp making it look like he was putting the fruit in the box, and making his getaway while the watcher checked the box & finds it empty.

In summation, Leverage is a fun exploration of just how many levels of deception can be accomplished.

4. Merlin
I just came across this fandom, and its pretty effective at drawing me in. While it has the same drawback (shipping-wise) as The Bloodhound Gang {everyone is a minor}, that's not a problem - I keep it at Gen, though I confess to being tempted to write Uther/Nimue backstoryfic.

5. Fic
I do have a tendancy to write the stuff, don't I? ;)

You know the old saying "we write fic because the show didn't answer a question"? Pretty much the same for me - with slightly less choice in the matter. I'm not objecting or complaining, just explaining. If an episode leaves a plot point hanging, I get the urge to tie it up, no matter how little sense it may make.

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