ladyofavalon77: (EMJ (Mary And Her Boys))
 [info]clementine_lime was nice enough to tag me after I replied back to her interest meme so here is my turn to fill it out PLUS add that cute fandom meme I've been seeing on people's journals a few weeks back :D

Reply to this post and I'll pick seven of your interests for you to explain in your journal. Post this with your explanations so others can join the explaining fun!

[profile] clementine_lime picked:

1. bsg (Battlestar Galatica).  Well, this was my third fandom I've fallen really hard for.  First was Star Trek: Voyager with Janeway/Chakotay, second was 24 with Martha/Charles, and this one was with Lee/Laura.  I have REALLY tried to like Laura/Bill but it just won't happen. It doesn't have the right spice or chemistry that I enjoy watching on screen.  Something subtle and natural that you just won't see anywhere else and, out of all my ships, Lee/Laura fascinates me the most because it's not quite a romantic love but definitely something more than friendship while not being a mother/son thing either.  This enigmatic quality has me hooked on them as a couple.  I also love how open ended the show is.  There are so many ways things can go so it has the most opportunities for fan fiction that I've ever seen, second to Star Trek.  Also most of the characters are memorable and play off each other really well.  With Martha and Charles gone from 24, BSG has moved up to my favorite TV show till the series finally comes to a close.

2. ellen tigh.  When I first saw Ellen, I didn't like her.  I heard great things about the episode she was in and how funny she was but still didn't like her.  However, that all changed with Season Three.  The things she was willing to go through to save her husband were heart wrenching and the actress played it so well.   It was like the Logan marriage all over again.  There were layers I could see that would be great to write stories about.  You can't tell your heart who you'll fall in love with and Saul unfortunately had fallen for a bad woman...but despite it all, he loved her. Despite what people told him...despite what his friend said...he truly loved Ellen.  And that is what I loved watching when the character was onscreen.  Saul's softer side.

3. hamri al-assad.  I loved Assad the moment he came onscreen because a) I love the actor that plays him from his work on Deep Space Nine and b) because the man was like an Arab Jack Bauer.  Some good in him but willing to do bad things to get the job done.  However, I didn't really start liking him till a little story idea popped into my head of how we could have changed Day Six to be better than what it was.  Namely, more Martha and Charles but this time (keeping in mind that Martha was actually sane and not clinically depressed) she was helping Assad with his peace iniative.  You see, Martha's family had been very active in the Middle East and she spoke fluet Arabic.  In fact, Charles asked her to come alone to a summit when he was in Congress.  During that time, Assad was part of a terrorist cell that took the spouses of the visiting Congressmen hostage and Martha showed great bravery during the crisis, always impressing Assad and he left an imprint on her as she had on him.  Through that connection they develop a deep friendship with maybe a hint at a romantic interest that will lead to peace.  When Jack and Assad have their first showdown, Martha's emergance from a backroom stops him from firing and then she gets shot in the confusion.  Assad then has to choose between making sure she's alright and moving ahead with his peace initiative.  Charles of course is brought in to find out what the heck his ex-wife is up to.  Alas, it was not to be so but I still love the character and ship him with Nadia :)

4. laura roslin.  Laura is the REASON I'm hooked on BSG. To see a woman played by Mary McDonnell with so much depth and so many layers is a joy to behold.  I love that you can ship Laura with anyone.  She's THAT good.  I also like how she can be sweet and idealistic one minute and tough as nails in the next.  The woman is smart and sassy!!  The only criticism I have is when she tries to play cutesy with Adama.  That is SO unattractive! The woman should be past that now.  She's NOT a sixteen year old girl with a crush.   I've always wondered what Jean would have done with the role...

5. lee adama.  What drew me to Lee from the start was his refusal to be the good son.  I liked how he challenged Adama and I LOVED how he worked with Roslin.  There was a natural rhythm he fell into with her and the side of himself that he showed when with her was VERY attractive.  It was like he knew who he was supposed to be in her presence and you could see a hint of the man he would become...someone much better than his father because he could work both with the military and the politicians.  Adama is too clear cut, Lee has layers and some of them are irritating like his affair with Kara and his behavior during the beginning of Season Three.  However, I really love that he's at odds with Laura because now they can undergo the other part of a full relationship with blown out arguments and confrontations.  For me, a great relationship is not measured by how sweet it is...but by how balanced it is, arguments and all.

6. nina meyers.  I always liked Nina but never got really into it until  [personal profile] averitaand  [profile] _ila_showed me all the wonderful complexities involved with her deception and her love/hate relationship with Jack.  Rewatching the first few season of 24 brought that depth into focus and I suddenly found myself liking her with Jack...as well as with Tony.  Now since then, I think my heart has settled on Kate (a stronger, less afraid but very understanding (more so than Teri) Kate) but my attraction to Nina Myers as a character hasn't gone away.  There is much to explore there since so much was left open ended and I find any story that includes Nina is better for it.  If she came back instead of Tony, I  don't think I would have minded as much :)

7. william adama.  Though Laura/Lee has my heart, Bill Adama is the natural choice given age and experience.  I also found myself VERY moved by the one scene where he is saying goodbye to Laura in a way and there is an unshed tear in his eyes because he cares for her that much. It moved me more than any scene with Martha/Charles and that's saying alot since I place them at the top of my list.  However, I find myself once again resistant to shipping him hard core with Laura because a) they are the favorites and b) BIll is still too reticent for me.  It's hard to write good fan fiction with strong and silent types (just think of my Martha/Aaron stories) so as I explore the relationship further I find myself becoming more and more dissatisfied and end up disliking the one won't open up. I do hope she ends up with Bill because they both deserve it and are a natural fit BUT stories that bring out the wonderful relationship she had with Lee are infinitely more satisfying and seem to be somehow more rewarding for me on a personal level.  If Bill ends up being the 5th Cylon, I won't be upset either ;)


Name a fandom I'm into and I will tell you:

1. The first character I fell in love with:
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
3. The character everyone else loves that I don’t:
4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
5. The character I would shag anytime:
6. The character I’d want to be like:
7. The character I’d slap:
8. A pairing that I love:
9. A pairing that I despise:
10. Favorite character:
11. What are your five favorite things about your fandom?
12. What are your five least favorite things about your fandom?
13. Who are your five favorite characters?
14. Who are your five least favorite characters?
15. What are your five favorite pairings?
16. What are your five least favorite pairings?
17. Which character are you most like?
18. What is your deep, dark fandom secret? 
ladyofavalon77: (Martha (FLOTUS))
So here are the answers :D

 



And for those of you who wanted some Martha/Charles fan fiction, check out this link!  It has two stories I wrote for 100_situations :)

So....

Jun. 13th, 2007 10:19 pm
ladyofavalon77: (Jayne (I'm Worth It))
FINALLY something cool to watch!! So You Think You Can Dance!!!


Now for the last meme for [profile] _ila_!  Sorry for taking so long :D



Now I'm done with memes :D  Hope you enjoyed it!



I can't believe he's gone...at least that's what I want them to see when they look at me...

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Betrayal and Love))

Things came up!  Modeling in Second Life is busy work AND I came down with an eye infection on Sunday night.  So had to wait till now to give you an update.  I'm finally getting around to the questions you had on my icons and quotes.  Scans of Greg's signature and his picture are forthcoming :)  Suffice it to say he sent his best wishes :D  I feel special!

Ok this is for 

[personal profile] im_a_yogi:)

You wanted to know why I had Audrey Raines, Charles Logan, and the Strindberg quote in my profile.  Here are the answers!

 


That's all for now!  I promise to have something more substantial when I post again :D

ladyofavalon77: (B&S (Saul and Holly are Love))
I tried...I really tried to get back into LiveJournal but failed miserably.  I'm having way too much fun in Second Life. And I don't know why.  It's just dressing up and going to parties but it's SOOOOOOOOO much fun right now I can't describe it :)  ANYWAYS!!  goa_44 tagged me with this meme oh so many moons ago and I am finally going to post in ze blog :D  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. My letter was "L".  This should be fun!Top Ten Things I Love That Start With L )

So only one show tonight...a new B&S show and everyone who watched it knows it was FABULOUS!
 

Brothers and Sisters (Ep 1.21 The Grapes of Wrath) )

So hopefully I'm back on track and will keep posting :)



We make it look easy!

ladyofavalon77: (CM (And the truth comes out...))

Thank goodness for the weekend! We really accomplished a lot today and it all went by so fast! Let’s hope more weekends are like this :D One thing good about being shorthanded are all the stats that come my way J Hopefully I can keep this up and people won’t complain about my low sales. I still need to look for programs in paralegal or law. Not sure which I’ll pick yet :)  Well, Numb3rs was a rerun but I hadn’t seen this one. I usually pair the CSI episode from the previous day with it so I caught in at the CBS site and will now review both J

Baseball and math come together in Numb3rs for an episode that was old but I never saw it before J

Time to post another fun meme. I love the ones that have to do with fandoms and here is yet another J Guess who I hope you’ll list? *giggles*

So let’s turn to something more cheerful…like Jean Smart J 



You have got to be kidding me...

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Keeping Up Appearances))

Who would have thought that you could actually have fun with those who are over you and those you see day after day? The manager decided to arrange this little get together after work at On The Border and I had really good time. We all got goofy and though I don’t drink I didn’t need an alcoholic beverage to have fun. It was a great stress reliever and I hope we have more of these in the future!

So after work I logged onto the computer because there was an hour delay before we met up since the manager has to be audited out of the branch for her vacation next week (*another happy dance*). And I bought up more clothes and shoes in Second Life. I would LOVE to wear these clothes to work…they’re so snazzy! Here’s a website if you’re curious about what I mean: http://dazzlegirls.blogspot.com/. Check this one in particular (http://dazzlegirls.blogspot.com/2007/03/white-collar-revolution.html )Looking hot while at the office. *squee*

Now my discs for Murder One came in and finally saw Greg in another show. I was surprised that I didn’t like him half as much as I like Logan so it must be the character I love and not just Greg. He plays the D.A. as someone who is kind of weak and can be pushed over but will stand up when confronted head on. Sort of like Logan in Day Four but he was MUCH stronger there than he is here. I DO like the lead defense attorney who reminds me of Kingpen from the Daredevil comics. He has a soft, threatening voice that is both intimidating and mesmerizing while his tall stature is something to admire. I love the way he handles himself in court as well. The name of the actor is Daniel Benzali and I think they should recruit him for 24!

Almost caught up now!! Talk to you later!



And here I thought everything was going so well...I could use a drink right about now..

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Sharing Secrets))

I learned something very interesting tonight while watching the last two shows of House. I've always wondered why certain pairings work for me and others don't and it wasn't till I saw Stacy and House together at the end of last season that I found the secret to the perfect pairing. You need someone who is your equal in both arguments and love. It's easy to be tender with someone during that romantic scene but it is much harder to be a worthy adversary during a confrontation one. That's why I have a problem with Audrey/Jack and Martha/Aaron...I just don't think Audrey is an equal to Jack when they have an argument and Aaron is too quiet to stand up to Martha. Nina was good for Jack because she COULD stand up to him and Charles does the same with Martha. As Stacy does with House...but more on that later J

Ok now for some thoughts on the House episodes I watched!

So enough of this diagnosis of relationships and on to a fun meme I’ve been meaning to post for weeks!

Lost Meme )

Feel free to snag at any time if you like Lost J Can’t wait for the next new episode!



Don't tell me that everything I just did will be for nothing!

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Worse Than Nuclear Fallout))

One of the best lines in the whole series :D So now that I've seen all of 24 to the present, I'm going back to some of my other favorite shows and watching them all the way through as well. Alias was next up on the list. And how I've missed it! They just seem to get the right mix of action and drama that I've been looking for. At least I have the whole series to look forward to in the coming weeks. As well as more Logan on Mondays!

Almost everything is on hiatus until the middle of March so I will now fill my journal with reviews of Alias as I start from Season One to Season Five! Can't wait to see all the characters again! Maybe I can write some crossover fan fiction!

So it's Friday and time for another meme. I’ve been tagged by agent00 to list seven songs I’m into right now. Sorry, guys, I don’t have any links L

Just a side note.  The person setting me up for the blind date sent me some pics and he's pretty cute.  Not the kind of guy I would normally go out with.  I like geeky, business like but he's attractive.  We shall see how this goes next weekend.



You leave me speechless...

ladyofavalon77: (GJ (Smiling FOR the Camera))
Well it WAS the day after the 15th and Friday so everyone gets paid.  I was on the desk because it was my turn and usually I like it but so many people came in and we only had like two people available.  We were about to lose some accounts so I said I'd open it for them and call them later with the info.  Therefore, I had to stay late and my boss hates when that happens even though I saved two accounts.  Oh well...the good news is that the guy I sort of liked when he was working at our branch kept calling in to talk to our loan officer.  He sounded SO CUTE on the phone and his voice seemed to change when I answered the call.  I think he knows I like him because I'm TERRIBLE at hiding these things but I just love how he says "Hey, Jess" in such a special way.  If he asked me out, I don't think I'd say no...


Now time to try out another great meme I found illusory_thrill's journal.  She chose Sally Field, I choose Jean Smart :)



Hope you enjoyed my thoughts on one of my favorite actresses.  Please feel free to use the meme if you feel so inclined.



Keep talking, Charles...maybe you'll realize I no longer care to hear what you have to say...

ladyofavalon77: (Greg (Best Supporting Actor))
I just finished watching Part II of Elizabeth and am SUCH a fan of this movie now.  Helen Mirrin is amazing, Jeremy Irons is amazing, Hugh Dancy is amazing, ALL the supporting actors are amazing :)  One of my favorite lines is the title to this entry.  Despite her great wit and sharp mind, she could never control where her heart led her and that ultimately led to heartbreak.  More on this later :)


Now to the reviews :)  Only one show to watch on Fridays and that's Numbers.


I finished off the night with Part II of Elizabeth and was completely floored :)


Now we'll close with a meme I found a few weeks ago.  I really like how mysterious it is hehe.



Some of these should be easy to guess while others I hope are more mysterious *wink*



Don't tell me how to do my job...I'm just trying to figure out how to deal with the fallout when this is all through...

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Keeping Up Appearances))
You realize you don't.  Now I'm going to make an LJ cut because the following has to do with politics and a statement about why I don't think Hillary Clinton can win the presidential election.  If you like her or prefer liberal politics, don't read any further so I don't upset you :) Thanks!

Why I Don't Think Hillary Clinton Can Win... )
Ok it's safe to come back now.  Political rant done!  On to my review of a new episode of Numbers!

Numbers (Ep 3.14 Take Out) )
Now I will finish this post with a meme I stole from lostonbroadway.  *giggles*  Somehow I don't think she'll mind :)

Five favorite actors...Five favorite films )
I'm so glad it's the weekend...I have fan fiction to write, a mood theme to make, and icons for the contest this week!  Wish me luck!



That's right...you better remember you're speaking to the President of the United States...

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (Criminal Masterminds))
Well, my Mom, brother and I stayed up until 4 AM (That's right FOUR AM!!!) last night talking about various subjects that included being caught in Hurricane Andrew, problems at church, and what it was like living at the mission when Mom and Dad were younger.  Staying up late is one thing we have in common with Mom...everything else in our personality comes from Dad.  It was a nice time to bond with each other and learn things we never knew in the first place.  Anyways, I woke up around noon and Mom was so nice in making French Toast for brunch.  Can't think of a better way to wake up in the morning.  

Seeing The Producers on DVD instead of on Broadway... )
Well, that's about it on this end but I will end this post with another cute meme I found.  I usually present some graphics on Saturday but this time I found great pictures to go along with the meme so that will substitute the user made art post.  Feel free to snatch, steal or borrow! 

[1] - List your top 10 celebrity crushes.
[2] - Put all of them IN ORDER of your lust for them. (1-10, 1 being favorite)
[3] - Say which movie/show/thing it was that hooked you.
[4] - Supply photos for said people.
[5] - Tag five people! 

My Top Ten Celebrities! )
ladyofavalon77: (CM (Open Your Heart To Me))

And I'm so happy this week has gone by so fast!  I have so many things I need to do and never enough time.  Now I have Saturday and Sunday to complete them *does a little dance*  Well, I had to work the promo table at work...fortunately, there were lots of fresh made doughnuts from Dunkin Doughnuts (Did I ever tell you how much I love doughnuts?)  Anyways, it helped the day go by faster.  I also went to eat at Super King Buffet where they had the best sushi I'd ever tasted.  I could get hooked on the stuff. On a sad but important note, I overheard my manager yelling at my assistant manager about how she had to save two accounts because we couldn't follow through with a cross sale.  Instead of being happy about actually getting the sale, she was mad that we needed her help.  I'm sorry but sometimes we can't do it alone and her presence there helped in pushing it through . I know why she's mad though...she's worried about how many other cross sales we've lost because we couldn't seal the deal.  I really need to get another job.

Anyways, I got home and talked a little with the parents before heading straight to the computer.  I was hoping to get two LJ entries done so I would be caught up again...Alas, my plan failed :( However, I did have fun posting to my friend's journals.  I love being a part of the 24 community where we can discuss our favorite TV show.  I also love seeing everyone's artwork.  We have so many amazing artists here!  And so many funny posters that I found a few memes I had to try so here goes (Side Note: I put the icon meme on the previous entry so check it out if you get a chance. Thanks!)


That was a fun meme.  Thanks,

[profile] insanityy!

 



I love the sound of your voice, Martha...I wish I could tell you everything...

ladyofavalon77: (Martha (He Doesn't Love Me...))
You realize you don't.  Well, I've been thinking of staying with my job for the five years so I can get my pension when I'm old and gray (a check coming in each month no matter how small is very nice indeed).  My stats have been pretty good recently, getting along great with my coworkers and I'm beginning to tolerate my job.  However, that all changed this afternoon, reminding me once more I need to leave and find something I REALLY love to do.  You see...for the last few months, we have been trying to get the signature card filing cabinet straightened up and every time I think I'm getting ahead I fall behind.  It's really no one else's fault but my own...I kept procrastinating because a) I didn't manage my time, b) I don't like my job, and c) there are just too dang many of those darn cards.  Everything has to be checked in triplicate and I'm not the one making the mistakes (most of the time).  At any rate, my manager blew a gasket when she saw the unfinished stacks which really weren't that bad because they just needed a second person to check them off.  She ranted and raved about lying to her (it was just miscommunication because her idea of "done" was different than mine) as well as putting me out on the street and finding someone to replace me.  It was harsh and unnecessary...however, I would have taken the writeup without a word of protest because it should have been done.  Her attitude should have been better but it should have been done.  Therefore, I think it's a sign I need to start making my plans to leave.


Well, there have been some interesting developments since Day Six of 24 has debuted...and one of those developments is a more definite time frame of when the Logans will return.  In fact, according to this news article it could be as early as Hour Ten which makes it around the end of February.  Now I have something to look forward to again.  I'm not liking the idea of his fall from grace...one of my favorite things that had me enthralled with the man was the power he wielded.  Now he's anything but powerful.  However! I was watching a biography of Nixon and I swear the writers modeled Charles after him because the guy was one way with one person and another way with someone else.  He was a loner, a political genius, a hard worker, and devoted to his wife...sound familiar?  When he fell from grace, he would give reporters a few minutes of his time in exchange for insider scoop about things in DC.  Most importantly, he was an avid conspiracy theorist.  I swear if he was still alive he would love 24 because that's why I love this show...all the backstabbing, double crossing, and don't forget the admitting of feelings at the oddest times because of the pressure.  Anyways, let's get back to the article.  I posted it below :D



Anyone have any aspirin?  I'd give anything for some aspirin...how about some plutonium or nerve gas in return?

ladyofavalon77: (Emmy Night (Friends For Life))
Well, today you get to learn a little bit more about me...the LJ user...instead of Martha/Charles *Giggles* I stole borrowed this meme from crashandburn because 'tis the season...and she always has the best stuff :D

 



Now enough about me...here are some more Christmas gifts.  I am REALLY happy with how the Martha/Aaron icon turned out.  The soft glow on Martha's face almost makes me want to ship her and Aaron instead of her and Charles.  There's just something so beautiful in that moment captured by one little icon.  Thanks, Tess, for the assistance!  These icons are for [profile] lostonbroadway, [profile] mrsaaronpierce, and [profile] padfootlover!  Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday!



And so that concludes my LJ entry today...hope you had fun reading up on me the person.  I don't usually do these things but I figured some people like to know more about the person than the things they like *giggles*



I'm not a fool, Charles...either come clean or I'm leaving...

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Memories of Our Lives))
I love fortuitous timing. A meme on my favorite songs and the day I post some favorite lyrics. Just perfect! Unfortunately, my vacation ended yesterday so it was back to work for me. I was the only person with combinations to the vault since the other two are on vacation so I had to travel back and forth to and from the vault the whole day while taking members in my cubicle and then members on the teller line. Fun fun fun! Fortunately, I could log into the 24 Community site and catch some awesome spoilers to hold me out till I got home. Time for a LJ cut so others won't be spoiled by my post :)


Unfortunately, nothing good to see on TV tonight but hopefully that means I can get some graphic design projects done. Something Martha/Aaron related since I promised the FLOSS girls some icons for awhile now, especially [profile] clementine_lime . Good time to fulfill my promise! Now let's get to the music meme that [personal profile] xandra73 tagged me with. Thanks, Xandra!


Well, one of my favorite groups put out a new CD recently but I'm saving it for Christmas so I'll highlight some of their older songs. The group in question is Il Divo and the songs are "Everytime I Look At You" and "The Man You Love".  VERY romantic songs and here is how they apply to the Logans.  The first one talks about how love changes a man and I think that was true of Charles.  He was a better man when Martha was there and he knew it.  I love how the singers says "let love be blind" and "I used to think that I was strong...I realize now I was wrong"  Falls right into line with how I see his character :)

This last song is so beautiful instrumental wise that I could hear the music alone without any singing.  However, the words are lovely as well as they describe a man who just wants to be there for the woman he's in love with.  Now we know Charles was not this kind of guy from the start...however, people could change and maybe after he's lost everything he suddenly realizes what he DID have and this changes him into this type of man.  One can only hope!

ladyofavalon77: (CM (What's Wrong Martha?))

Found this in the journal of clicketyclick3 and had to use it.  I just love cute memes that reveal a little about the LJ user!


See!! I have other interests than 24 :)  Ok, a few TV shows to comment on...beginning with Heroes :)


So before I sign out, I'll leave you with another news story about our favorite couple :)  This was published before Season Five began but was a fortaste of what was to come.  The writer has good instincts.  *wink*


Oh, if only I had some pictures of Charles and Martha from Season Six.  Then again I think he's sporting the beard and he looks much better here.  Then again maybe Martha has updated her hairstyle and will look stunning for the new season.  It's a tricky situation...we shall see!



You just don't understand, Martha...there is more at stake than you realize.
How can I tell you without endangering you?  How can I be honest with you when I'm not even honest with myself?

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