liliaeth: (nick and monroe)
There are many many reasons why I love Grimm. It's great writing, awesome characters and acting, wonderful world building, the mix of fantasy and a police procedural. (what? there's a reason I love spn eps that have the Winchesters run into cops you know)

But the one thing that has me coming back tot his show over and over again, is the way it handles 'the other'

Just some random though slightly spoilery thoughts on Grimm )
liliaeth: (DeanandSam)
You know, I was thinking. Am I the only person that doesn't think that romantic pairings are the most important bonds people can have?

For example, I was asking for recs on [livejournal.com profile] spnstoryfinders earlier and I realized that my biggest problem is that even though I love Dean/Castiel, that Castiel is actually third in my list of favorite spn chars, after Sam.

Yet the only way you'll get me to pair Sam/Dean, is if Sam's evil and/or if there's dub-con or non-con of some kind involved.

It's because the brotherly bond between Sam and Dean is far more important to me, than any sexual relationship could ever be. In fact, in a brotherly bond as strong as that between Sam and Dean, having sex can only serve to diminish the bond between them, rather than strengthen it.

Especially with someone like Dean who uses sex as a way to keep from connecting with people.

While I prefer the Dean/Castiel pairing, if I read a Dean/Cas fic, then it wouldn't really feel like SPN to me, unless Sam plays a major part. And I don't mean just him being the awesome brother who helps Dean realize he's in love with Cas and then stops aside for the dean/Cas love story.

What I mean is that I want to read a story that is about Sam and Dean and the bond between them, that happens to have Dean in love with Cas. I'm not saying there aren't any, but they're rare and most of them are Dean/Cas lovestories where Sam is a supporting char to their story.

It's odd, because there are some Dean/oc story or het Dean stories, where the love interest is just there to add to Sam and Dean's stories, but you rarely see this done when the love interest is male. And that's kind of sad.

To give an example in other fandoms. I have seen Spider-Man fics with the pairing Peter/MJ where the focus is really on Peter's relationship with aunt May, or even Johnny Storm. but you rarely find a Peter/Johnny fic that's all about Peter's friendship with MJ.

Or I've seen fics that are Buffy/Spike, but where the focus is really Spike's 'friendship' with Xander, but it's are to find a Spike/Xander fic that focuses equally on the connection between Buffy and Spike.

Are slash fics really that stuck on romance that they can't push the romance aside and use it as a minor part of a friendship story? Or am I just not looking in the right places?
liliaeth: (Default)
One of these days I'm going to somehow write a wincest fic (probably one involving non-con and evil!Sam) and I will have Sam talking about his lusty/romantic feeling towards Dean as loving him like less than a brother. Because in my mind familial bonds will always trump sexual one as being more, more important, more emotional and all around more meaningful.
liliaeth: (dean girls love sammy too)
I am very very disappointed right now.

Even though I don't write it, I really do like the occasional Dean/Castiel, and up to now I would have told you that at least most Dean/Cas fans seem to like Sam as well. They might not always use him, and a lot of them seem to try and put him with Gabriel to get him out of the way. But at least so far all Dean/Cas fics I've read seem to like him well enough and realize how much Dean likes him.

Until now.

I just started reading a fic that has over 80 chapters, I'm currently at chapter 15 and with every chapter the fic pisses me off more.

At first I could take their Sam as being Soulless Sam from early s6, since the fic is au from early s6. But in the past four chapters or so, the Sam bashing has gotten worse and worse. Up to the point that they had Cas telling Dean how Sam was never worthy of Dean's love and was always a bad apple.

(with the addition of how Sam was bad for dragging Micheal(and with him Adam) into hell as well. I mean, aside of the point that Sam didn't drag Micheal in, Micheal grabbed hold and fell in with him, but that's not what matters anyway... It's like they want to take Sam's heroic moment and make it something bad and that's just...ggrrrrraaaaargggh)

Why would someone do this? Sam is Dean's brother. Dean loves Sam, Sam loves Dean. If they wanted to have Sam be a bit antagonistic, all they had to do was take the show's cue and play with soulless Sam. In fact, I could have even taken it if Sam was being bad but Dean and with him Cas, were still defending him. But to have Castiel insulting Sam and telling Dean how Sam always sucked and betrayed him and... it just made Cas look bad, cause it made him very similar to Ruby when she was trying to create a wedge between the Winchester brothers.

I kinda liked to think that Dean/Cas shippers were above this kind of thing. And it's seriously disappointed me that this writer at the least isn't. The fact that her reviewers seem to encourage this kind of behavior only makes it worse *pouts*

I just utterly despise char bashing. Seriously, you do not need to bash Sam to have Dean end up with Castiel. Dean can love Sam and it won't take away from his love for the character of your choice. Why is it that some people just don't seem to get that?
liliaeth: (mitchell stunned)
I'm going to post a little ramble, that's been going through my mind. 



Cut for spoilers )
liliaeth: (Default)
What is it about fandom, that even in a show with a strong female lead character that people still seem to prefer focusing on the male characters over the female lead?


Cut for length and very limited spoilers for the Hunger Games triology )
liliaeth: (me)
I don't like crossdressing in fic, or drag as a Halloween or entertainment thing in real life. Not because I don't think it's sexy or funny, I don't, but that's a personal matter instead of a value judgement.

My issue with it is simple. I find it insulting.

If it were up to me, men should be allowed to wear dresses and skirts and whatever.I'd prefer it, if they wore stuff that actually looked good on them and didn't add fake breasts, but they should be able to wear it. In the same manner that women are now allowed to wear pants and suits. As a normal part of life.

Crossdressing and drag denigrates that. It basically says that socalled 'women''s clothing is inferior or 'funny' or 'weird' or 'fetish' like.

It's like people dressing up as stereotypical Indians because it's exotic and weird. If people wore traditional Native American clothing (and yes, I'm well aware of just how huge a group of different styles I'm talking about, there's dozens if not hundred of tribes, all with their own styles and traditions), it shouldn't be because they're trying to dress up, but because they find the clothing in question attractive.

If a man wants to wear a dress, he should be able to do so, without pretending he's a woman. (unless we're talking about a man who identifies as a woman and is merely trying to express their appearance in the manner they identify mentally. That's different cause those are women who just happen to be born with the appearance of a man. Not their fault and if they want to look like the gender they identify with, then that's their business.

But when you've got a frat boy dressing up as a girl, because it's funny, then he's basically insulting women. He's bringing himself down for a moment to be 'the other', not because he wants to identify with them or know what it's like to be a woman, but because he's mocking them, because he is 'othering' them.

Sorry, I'm bad at expressing myself on these kind of matters.

I just find it wrong that we live in a world where 'female clothing' is somehow considered inferior to 'male clothing'. Where it's ok for a girl to wear pants, cause she'd be rising up to a male level. But if a boy wore a dress, he'd be making a fool of himself.

Kinda like how a girl who became a mechanic is seen as rising up the ladder, but a boy who wants to be a homemaker is often looked down upon, 'because that's not a typically male profession'

It's all in how we express ourselves to the world, do we say that the positions of males and females (and whatever gender you identify yourself as) are equal, or is there a ladder where one is just a wee bit superior to the other and if one on top of the ladder pretends to be the other, then it's 'funny'. or mockworthy like pretending to be a dog, something that can't be taken serious.
liliaeth: (Default)
I need to calm down and start writing on something, do something useful. (quite possibly get rid of my headache first)

Slight spoilers )
liliaeth: (Default)
I seem to be a bit confused.

Yes, I get that not everyone likes the same characters. Yes I get that I have a habit of liking characters not everyone else does, and that I hate char bashing on a general rule.

In fact, there's very few characters that I genuinely can't stand.

I mean, I know it's not always logical, my utter despise of Alyson Hannigan's acting is probably a huge part of that. but...

Can someone please explain to me, how anyone could ever hate Rita from Dexter?

She wasn't annoying, she was caring, smart, decent, loving. She dared to stand up for herself. She was sweet, but never cutesy and was playd by a damn fine actress.

So please tell me, how could anyone ever think she was annoying? I just don't get it.
liliaeth: (Default)
I'm thinking of having a real vacation for the first time in years. The last one I had was about three years ago if I well remember. (camper trip to France with my mom, aunt and cousin)

Went online and found this offer of a trip to Pulau Tiga. That's apparantly a small beach resort on the west coast of Borneo. It seems to be within my budget, (esp. if I have another half year to save up for it) since my mom gave me and my brothers and sisters a monetary gift.
(seems like it's part of what she got from my grandmother's inheritance)

That money should just be enough for the trip itself, and I'd mostly have to pay up for beverages, vaccinations, souvenirs and so on.

I know, I should be saving that money, put it aside, use it for something I actually need or so... but damn it, I've been wanting to go on vacation for years and this one really seems cheap for what you're getting out of it.

And hey it's both better and cheaper than Spain. I'll just have to make sure to take some books with me.

Only problem is that you need to be with at least two persons to go. So I have to convince my mom, that it'd be a fun thing for us to do together. Sounds easy doesn't it?

Either way, I just need to get her here to look at it, and hopefully convince her that it might be fun. (and unlike me, she actually likes walking)

Aside of that...

Spoilers for this week's Marvel comics )

Oh yes, one potivive thing, I just that preview page from the 'One More Day' oneshot to make a new header. I love that pic. I'm curious what you guys think of it.
liliaeth: (Default)
I'm thinking of having a real vacation for the first time in years. The last one I had was about three years ago if I well remember. (camper trip to France with my mom, aunt and cousin)

Went online and found this offer of a trip to Pulau Tiga. That's apparantly a small beach resort on the west coast of Borneo. It seems to be within my budget, (esp. if I have another half year to save up for it) since my mom gave me and my brothers and sisters a monetary gift.
(seems like it's part of what she got from my grandmother's inheritance)

That money should just be enough for the trip itself, and I'd mostly have to pay up for beverages, vaccinations, souvenirs and so on.

I know, I should be saving that money, put it aside, use it for something I actually need or so... but damn it, I've been wanting to go on vacation for years and this one really seems cheap for what you're getting out of it.

And hey it's both better and cheaper than Spain. I'll just have to make sure to take some books with me.

Only problem is that you need to be with at least two persons to go. So I have to convince my mom, that it'd be a fun thing for us to do together. Sounds easy doesn't it?

Either way, I just need to get her here to look at it, and hopefully convince her that it might be fun. (and unlike me, she actually likes walking)

Aside of that...

Spoilers for this week's Marvel comics )

Oh yes, one potivive thing, I just that preview page from the 'One More Day' oneshot to make a new header. I love that pic. I'm curious what you guys think of it.

Ramblings

Aug. 6th, 2006 02:07 am
liliaeth: (cliché)
I don't know what it is with me.

Buffy ramblings )

God this list can go on and on and on... up to a point where there's only one in every five fics posted on both sites that I still want to read.

Is it any wonder that I've started wandering?

That and I just can't seem to find any decent sites for Spider-man fanfic. Mind you, not the movieversion. I want comicverse Spider-man fanfic.

Spider-man ramblings )

On the personal side of things.
My grandmother's in the hospital. I don't know what to think about that yet. Bommeke and us were never close, mostly by her own actions, but still...

And am I a bad person that my first thought after hearing that she might not leave the hospital was about the comics she's letting me keep in her attic? Even if it is the collection I've had since I was about 11, till I moved out, which makes that 16 years of comics...

Ramblings

Aug. 6th, 2006 02:07 am
liliaeth: (cliché)
I don't know what it is with me.

Buffy ramblings )

God this list can go on and on and on... up to a point where there's only one in every five fics posted on both sites that I still want to read.

Is it any wonder that I've started wandering?

That and I just can't seem to find any decent sites for Spider-man fanfic. Mind you, not the movieversion. I want comicverse Spider-man fanfic.

Spider-man ramblings )

On the personal side of things.
My grandmother's in the hospital. I don't know what to think about that yet. Bommeke and us were never close, mostly by her own actions, but still...

And am I a bad person that my first thought after hearing that she might not leave the hospital was about the comics she's letting me keep in her attic? Even if it is the collection I've had since I was about 11, till I moved out, which makes that 16 years of comics...
liliaeth: (Default)
Can someone explain to me why I'm slowly but surely getting annoyed by fics where the author makes it a point to say that "Buffy wasn't good enough"

Don't care what she wasn't good enough for in the fic, but that whole...

"oh that's just Buffy, she doesn't matter. Oh Angel does, but Buffy's unimportant and doesn't matter"

Slams head on the desk.

And oh yes, fics where the fang gang is not just nicer to Spike but goes all 'you evil bastards' to the scoobs for being mean to Spike. I mean, yeah they were decent, but they weren't that much nicer to him. 

Or the old Angel sucks and he's really evil and he's just a jerk and ....


*groan*

Think I'm just getting annoyed with character bashing again. Why is it that everytime I find a fic I like, I end up getting annoyed by the charbashing.  But not just by the charbashing, it's the whole thing where all of a sudden one or two of the chars is supernice to Spike and we're not shown why these chars (but not the others) have suddenly changed their behavior towards him. 

Am annoyed with all the ooc'ness.



on a more positve (depending on the pov) note. 
Dru has managed to get on the bed and spent all of last night, up to 2:00 AM purring and asking for cuddles.

Negative Note: Dru spent all of last night up to 2 AM purring and asking for cuddles while I had to start work at 6 AM  with my alarm clock going off at four. (am very sleepy now),
liliaeth: (Default)
Can someone explain to me why I'm slowly but surely getting annoyed by fics where the author makes it a point to say that "Buffy wasn't good enough"

Don't care what she wasn't good enough for in the fic, but that whole...

"oh that's just Buffy, she doesn't matter. Oh Angel does, but Buffy's unimportant and doesn't matter"

Slams head on the desk.

And oh yes, fics where the fang gang is not just nicer to Spike but goes all 'you evil bastards' to the scoobs for being mean to Spike. I mean, yeah they were decent, but they weren't that much nicer to him. 

Or the old Angel sucks and he's really evil and he's just a jerk and ....


*groan*

Think I'm just getting annoyed with character bashing again. Why is it that everytime I find a fic I like, I end up getting annoyed by the charbashing.  But not just by the charbashing, it's the whole thing where all of a sudden one or two of the chars is supernice to Spike and we're not shown why these chars (but not the others) have suddenly changed their behavior towards him. 

Am annoyed with all the ooc'ness.



on a more positve (depending on the pov) note. 
Dru has managed to get on the bed and spent all of last night, up to 2:00 AM purring and asking for cuddles.

Negative Note: Dru spent all of last night up to 2 AM purring and asking for cuddles while I had to start work at 6 AM  with my alarm clock going off at four. (am very sleepy now),
liliaeth: (My blood)
"Vampires, come! Behold the technical wonder, which is about to alter the very fabric of our society.
Some have argued that such an advancement goes against our nature. They claim that death is our
art. I say to them... Well, I don't say anything to them because I kill them. Undeniably we are the world's
superior race. Yet we have always been too parochial, too bound by the mindless routine of the
predator. Hunt and kill, hunt and kill. Titillating? Yes. Practical? Hardly. Meanwhile, the humans,
with their plebeian minds, have brought us a truly demonic concept: mass production!"
 

The Master, s3, The Wish



Interesting words aren't they, interesting plan too. When the master unveils his plan in the Wishverse, it must almost seem like a let down to some. Oh sure, he's got a machine to drain humans, what's the big deal... They were already killing the humans and ruling the town anyway.

But see, what makes the Master's plan terrifying, is because it's the start of the end of the world, the end of the human world. 










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