bubbles83: (Politics - You are so screwed)
[livejournal.com profile] slodwick posted this to her journal and I have been hypnotized by the adorableness of this little girl. You should go watch this video. I'm sure she's not secretly plotting to take over the world or anything.


OMG THERE IS A SPORTS NIGHT SECRET TODAY! I want to be BFFs with that person forever.

LOL, and I totally thought of [livejournal.com profile] geekgirlofdoom when I read 105.

bubbles83: (SN - Dan and Casey)
Am I the only one who's amused that Peter Krause's wife on Dirty Sexy Money is named Lisa? Probably.

My mom asked me if "that guy was the guy from the Geico commercials." I may have freaked out a little about how that was "CASEY MCCALL, NOT THE GUY FROM THE GEICO COMMERCIALS! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, WOMAN?"

It's possible I take my shows too seriously.

ETA: I want this webcam.
bubbles83: (SN - Dan and Casey)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] thebloodyxxx and a few other peeps on my flist

One True Pairing Ship: Dan/Casey - They are the OTPest OTP ever. Although I occasionally hook Dan up with Dana and it's my fanon belief that Dan and Natalie had a fling pre-series. But it's Dan/Casey ALL THE WAY (I fail at OTPs. For serious)

Canon Ship: Doctor/TARDIS - If you tell me this isn't canon I will never speak to you again. I've seen the things he does to the console.

"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a fork" 'Ship: Martha/Owen - Let's keep the creepy rapist away from the awesomeness of Martha Jones

"You are one sick bastard" 'Ship: Peter/Claire - It's so wrong, but oh so right. OR Jack/Nadia - Hello Wrong Bad Hot!

"I dabble a little" 'Ship: Sam/Rodney - I think I lose my Fannish Oppressor card for admitting this. I don't actually want it to happen on screen, but damn it, the idea pleases me.

"It's like a car crash" 'Ship: Doctor/Master - You know it's going to be a disaster, but you can't NOT want it.

"Makes no canon sense but why the hell not" 'Ship: Martha/Romana - They would be FANTASTIC together. And hot.

"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" 'Ship: Ten/Rose - It just doesn't work for me. More power to you if it does though.

Now it's off to bed!
bubbles83: (DW - Romana is fantastic)
Does anyone else ever look at their friendsfriends page and read an entry that makes you go, "Thank god that douchebag isn't on my flist," then realize that said douchebag must be on one of your friend's flist and you're afraid to look to see who it is because you might think less of that person? I am the only one who does that? Move along, then.

In an unrelated note, I'm always sad that characters I love don't get the respect they deserve. Characters like the Seventh Doctor, Romana 1, Sally Sasser, and Jonas Quinn. Why aren't there more people who love them? What characters do you guys love who you think more people should be fans of?
But I have random thoughts, and I'm going to share them.

[livejournal.com profile] rain_dances was wondering where the name "Sparky" came from for John/Elizabeth, and I was very unhelpful and just pointed out that I am constantly saddened by the fact that they totally dropped the ball on awesome ship names. Jizabeth is WAY better than Sparky. How much trouble do you think it would be to start a fannish uprising and get the name changed? I probably wouldn't be the best person to start it since I'm one of those HORRIBLE OPPRESSORS, but I have a couple of Jizabeth people on my list who could do it!

Brian Williams + TDS = Awesomeness. Even when he's not a Giant Head.

Dan and Keith arguing warms the cockles of my cold dead heart.

I miss Joe Scarborough. I'm not up early enough to watch you in the morning. Come back to Scarborough Country.

I rewatched Utopia again. And made caps. Might make icons tonight, if the mood strikes. If anyone is interested in the caps, let me know. I can upload them.

[livejournal.com profile] sportsnightglee[livejournal.com profile] sportsnightglee[livejournal.com profile] sportsnightglee[livejournal.com profile] sportsnightglee
I'll be gone for part of it, but if you like Sports Night, go check it out!
bubbles83: (SN - So stick around)
Seven years ago today the last episode of Sports Night aired. I was going to do a long eloquent post about my love for the show and why you should love it too, but the 16th kind of snuck up on me, so you're getting the quick and dirty Sports Night love. I probably wouldn't have been eloquent anyway.

For those of you unfortunate enough to not know what Sports Night is, it's a show about a sports show, but it's not really about sports at all. It ran for two season on ABC. Two seasons of ups and downs, sickness and health, love and friendship, anger, angst, The Dating Plan, and That Thing Dan Does With His Mouth. And I love every minute of it. Well, maybe not The Dating Plan.

I said above that Sports Night isn't about sports, and it's not. It's about people. The wonderful, brilliant, funny, flawed people who run the show. They are all fantastic. There's Casey, who's anal and dorky and loves his son. My dear Danny. Broken, awesome, vaguely gay, needs to be cuddled Danny. And Dana. Dana who loves her job and it gives her such a rush that she doesn't come down till three in the morning. I love Dana. And Natalie and Jeremy and Kim and Elliot and Isaac. God, I love Isaac. They bicker and argue and get genuinely pissed at each other but you never doubt the love they have for each other and their show.

They're what drag you into the show. They're not perfect. Far from it. Their flaws are what makes them real. It's what makes you love them. You can love Dan and Casey because they're awesome sports dudes(technical term), but you probably don't. You love Casey because he's a dork and is horrible with women. You love Dan because of That Thing He Does With His Mouth his loyalty to Casey and his broken broken soul. Or maybe that last one is just me. You love Dana in spite of The Dating Plan. Natalie is kind of scary and Jeremy is a giant nerd, and these are the reasons you care about them. It's not always easy. Sometimes you want to punch Dan in the face or tell Natalie to shut up, but you always come back to them.

The show was funny, but it wasn't your typical half-hour comedy. It was fast paced and smart and dramatic. Maybe the dramatic moments were part of why it failed. The show refused to be button-holed as a comedy, and we all know that networks love shows that can be summed up simply. Every episode had moments that made me laugh but more than a few had moments that made me cry. I dare you to watch The Apology and not be moved by Dan's speech about his brother, or not laugh at the wonder that is Thespis (falling turkeys are never NOT funny).

I've watched a lot of television in my time. A lot. And Sports Night is still one of the best shows I have ever seen. I can't recommend it to you highly enough. It's out on DVD, you can probably get it Netflix. You won't regret it.

I feel like since I did this post about the wonders of Sports Night, I'd be shirking my duties if I didn't pimp out the awesomeness that is the SN fandom. The people involved are stellar writers and artists. They bring light into my otherwise dark existence. Here are some communities for you to check out should you want to experience the excellence yourself:

[livejournal.com profile] csc_memo - A noticeboard style community to announce your fic/icons/meta/whatever.
[livejournal.com profile] inthetallgrass - A general Sorkin fic community.
[livejournal.com profile] sn_playbook - A flashfic challenge community.
[livejournal.com profile] sn_updates - A weekly newsletter.
[livejournal.com profile] snarchive - A Sport Night specific fic community.
[livejournal.com profile] so_stick_around - A community that discusses a different episode of Sports Night each week.
[livejournal.com profile] sn100 - A drabble challenge community


Apr. 17th, 2007 04:39 pm
bubbles83: (SN - Dan & Casey)
The Dating Plan was the dumbest plan ever, true or false?
bubbles83: (SGA - Teyla and Ronon fighting)
According to [livejournal.com profile] slodwick, according to [livejournal.com profile] svmadelyn, according to [livejournal.com profile] wendy, it's love your flist Friday. You guys are totally awesome. Seriously. Whenever I have a bad day I know I can go to my flist and y'all will make me smile. *Kisses for everyone*

From [livejournal.com profile] fannish5: What 5 characters would you like to be stranded on a desert island with?

1. Rodney McKay - If anyone could find a way to get us off a desert island it would be Rodney.

2. Jeremy Goodwin - He's geeky enough to be helpful in some way. I bet he knows like twelve ways to make a nice sturdy shelter.

3. Dean Winchester - If he hunts demons he can hunt us some food. Plus there's always a chance he'll throw me to the ground and have his way with me.

4. Martha Jones - You can always use a doctor and she wouldn't panic. She'd keep a level head.

5. Ace - All that time on the island is bound to get boring. Blowing things up seems like a good way to spend my time, and there's nothing Ace loves more than blowing shit up.

I avoided using people like the Doctor or Superman or MacGyver. You wouldn't want it to be too easy to get off the island.

bubbles83: (Space Jams)
Aww. There's a M*A*S*H category on Jeopardy tonight. ♥

I watched a bunch of Sports Night today. There are just no words for how much I love that show. And the characters in it. I think they might be my favorite characters on any show ever. Yes, I love them even more than I love John and Rodney. They are funny and flawed and broken and pompous and wonderful. I love them all. In every episode there is always at least one moment where I tear up or get goose bumps or go Aww. I wish I could keep them all in my pockets and cuddle them.

And, just so you all know, [livejournal.com profile] sn_playbook has it's first challenge up. Go check it out!

Leave a comment and I'll give you a letter; then you have to list 10 things you like starting with that letter. Post them in your journal and give out new letters to your commenters in turn. NO TAGBACKS ALLOWED, unless a commenter specifically requests to be given a letter!

[livejournal.com profile] storydivagirl gave me "N"

1. [livejournal.com profile] natacup82, [livejournal.com profile] nehellania, and [livejournal.com profile] ninnui (I only have three people on my flist who's user names start with N)
2. Nutella
3. Natalie Hurley
4. Nipples
5. New office supplies
6. Ninjas
7. Neil Gaiman
8. Naps
9. Nobby Nobbs
10. Nanderson Nooper (Okay, I couldn't think of anything else and it's time for dinner, so this is going to have to do)

PS: Jon and Stephen are back from break tonight, right? I need them to be back from break tonight.
bubbles83: (Mac <3 PC)
[livejournal.com profile] ihasatardis! A Doctor Who cat macro community! Excellent! Probably not as good as pundit macros, but what is?

Easter/Birthday was excellent. I went to my aunt's house and saw my family. We had good food and laughed lots and one of my aunts wore bunny ears and hopped around. My brother hid easter eggs for the kids and since we were in Oregon, looked for them in the rain. It wouldn't be the Pacific Northwest without rain on holidays that have outdoor participation. For all those concered I did get the Sports Night DVDs. And was thrilled. I watched the first eight episodes when I got home. I didn't mean to watch that many, I was just going to watch a couple, but once you start you can't stop.

So, yes, I had a good day. I hope you all had good days as well. *smooches flist*
bubbles83: (Default)
Ahh I'm so bored. For some reason, not even shirtless Cam is holding my attention. (What is with that?) I think it's because I really want to watch some Sports Night. I've been going through the old TWOP recaps, and I really miss it. I really hope my mom gets it for me for my birthday.


Umm. Sorry. I kind of freaked out there. Anyway, I'm bored. Someone talk to me. I'm on AIM. Zia83. Or leave me fun messages on lj.
bubbles83: (SN - Dan & Casey)
I think most of the Sports Night people on my flist already know about this, but in case you missed it, here are a few new FUN communities.

1. [livejournal.com profile] sn_playbook is a flashfic community. Like [livejournal.com profile] sga_flashfic challenges will be issued every two weeks, people will write, and it will be awesome.

2. [livejournal.com profile] csc_memo is a noticeboard community like [livejournal.com profile] sga_noticeboard. (Yes I do relate everything back to SGA. Why do you ask?) Pimp yourself out. Fic, icon, etc.


Anybody who can't make money off Sports Night should get out of the money-making business.
bubbles83: (DW - Four/Romana COD)
When I got my phone it had a $50 mail-in rebate with it. I finally got the damn thing in the mail the other day and have been plotting what I want to buy.

I was all set to go buy this totally awesome remote control Dalek. Which is awesome. I could make it go around the house attacking my siblings. I could buy cats just so I could freak them out. It would be awesome.

But then I was bored, and surfing around Amazon (The website. I was not surfing in the Amazon River) while watching Countdown and I decided that I wanted to get The Worst Person in the World: And 202 Strong Contenders. Plus I can get The Big Show to go with it. And I was torn.

And now I'm going through a Sports Night renaissance or something. I've been devouring fic and I miss the show so much. And I don't own the DVDs. I think it's time to give up asking for them. I ask for them for every gift giving holiday (and some not gift giving ones. I think Arbor Day is a perfectly good excuse to get Sports Night), but my parents never get it for me. So now I want that too.

So I'm asking you, dear flist. What should I do?

[Poll #950536]
bubbles83: (SGA - David 1)
[livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive
1. What's your favorite line from a movie, and why?
INCONCEIVABLE from The Princess Bride. Ok, I don't know if it's my favorite, but it's the first thing I thought of when I read this question, so that's got to mean something.

2. Who's your favorite villain from a movie, and why?
Vizzini because he's just so cute and kind of reminds me of Rodney McKay.

3. Name one movie everyone else loves that you hate.
The Cable Guy. Well if Everyone = My Family. I hate that movie, but they all love it. I'll never understand why.

4. Name one movie everyone else hates that you love.
Grease 2. There are a few people on my flist who like this movie, and I lovet them for it, but for the most part, people don't really like this one. I can't figure out why. If you can find a better song than "Cool Rider" let me know.

5. What's your favorite Pixar film, and why?
Toy Story will always have a special place in my heart. It's so cute and warm and fuzzy.

[livejournal.com profile] fannish5
Name five times in canon when everything would have changed if a character had made a different choice.

1. If John hadn't gone to Atlantis and Carson was the strongest gene, I imagine things would have gone a little bit differently. Like, they'd all be dead, differently

2. If Vala hadn't stuck that bracelet on Daniel's wrist they never would have found the ancient treasure which wouldn't have lead them to the Ori. Daniel would have ended up on Atlantis and Cam would never have gotten the band back together.

3. If Casey had left Dan for the Late Night job, his marriage probably still would have ended, but there would have been no Sports Night, and he probably wouldn't be having sex with Dan.

4. If Stacy had picked House over Mark, House still would have been miserable, Stacey would have been miserable, they would have broken up again, and Wilson would have had to pick up all the pieces again. Sometime people just shouldn't be together. Especially if one of them is annoying and can't move her face anymore.

5. If Teh Sisko hadn't lied to get the Romulan's into the war, the Alpha quadrant would have eventually fallen to the Dominion.


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