letter meme

Feb. 6th, 2015 02:11 pm
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
While waiting for the bread dough to rise. I grabbed this one from [personal profile] oursin, who assigned me the letter P. I changed one question because I thought the original wasn't very interesting.


Something I hate: Podsnappery, for which I can't find a really good online definition, but this is okay. Your modern US-ian practitioner of Podsnappery believes no one is poor unless they're lazy and no one is killed by the police unless they've done something to deserve it.

Something I love: Podcasts. At least, several of my favorite fannish things at the moment are podcasts, or radio shows that I consume in podcast form. Because they're vastly cheaper to produce and easier to distribute than, say, television shows, there's a lot more room for experimentation and for niche-iness.

Somewhere I've been: Paris, where I lived for almost a year as a student. I loved it, mostly, though looking back on that time from a more adult perspective, I missed so many opportunities. But on the other hand, I had experiences that a sensible, responsible adult would miss out on. Obviously the best thing would be to go back to Paris every five years or so and re-experience it.

Somewhere I'd like to go: Besides back to Paris to do and see all the things I missed the first time, maybe Prague? I've heard it's gorgeous, and maybe it's not still overrun with US hipster expats the way it was said to be a while back.

Someone I knowA book I like: My first instinct is Pride and Prejudice, but it's kind of obvious and also may sound odd in combination with my next answer. So, Perdido Street Station by China Miéville, though I actually prefer the second Bas Lag book, The Scar.

A film I like: Pride (the 2014 film about Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, not the several other films of that title). It's funny and warm and political in a completely non-preachy way.
kindkit: Finch looks thoughtfully at the computer and so does Bear (POI: Finch and Bear thinking)
Your main fandom of the year?

Probably Person of Interest, though I'm still very multifannish (and also, see below for my reservations).


Your favorite film watched this year?

Pride, which is funny and powerful and heartwarming in a completely unsentimental way.


Your favorite book read this year?

Nonfiction: Adam Hochschild's To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1914, which is about the British anti-war movement during the First World War. Runner up is Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which I will confess I didn't finish and which I certainly didn't enjoy, but which is tremendously informative and important.

Fiction: This one's tougher, because often my main criterion for fiction is "are there queer men in it?" and this means I select and enjoy books based on factors other than, strictly speaking, quality of writing. I'll say Fairs's Point, the latest installment of Melissa Scott's Points series, which I just finished and am very enthusiastic about. It's a return to form after Point of Knives, which I didn't love, and in fact it feels like something of a breakthrough. Character development and relationship development didn't feel shortchanged in favor of plot in this one, a common flaw in Scott's earlier novels, but the plot was still engaging and the worldbuilding, Scott's great strength, was an intriguing as ever.


Your favorite album or song to listen to this year?

It's far from new, but I did a lot of re-listening to Thomas Dolby's The Golden Age of Wireless and grew obsessed with "Cloudburst At Shingle Street," to the point where I requested fic about it for Yuletide and got two great stories!


Your favorite TV show of the year?

I fell intensely in love with Person of Interest early this year and devoured the first two seasons, which I still think are brilliant. S3 started out weak but recovered a little before halfway through and finished very strongly. S4 . . . well, more on that in a bit.

POI still has to rank as my overall favorite, but I want to throw in a word for a show that, unlike POI, didn't eventually disappoint me: Grantchester, the BBC series about a Cambridgeshire vicar and amateur detective. The mystery plots are silly but the characterization and acting are great. And it has actual queer characters, including a regular.


Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

Besides POI and Grantchester, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, specifically "Captain Laserbeam" and "The Cross-Time Adventures of Colonel Tick-Tock." Silly fun, with what seems like a developing male/male romance for Captain Laserbeam, and the Colonel apparently having had sexytiems with various men across history.


Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

S4 of POI. The show lost the last of its good writers over the hiatus, and there've only been a couple of episodes I've liked at all so far. All the interesting new storytelling opportunities created by the end of S3 have been wasted, and the characters seem to have been replaced by robots who can reproduce a few of the originals' quirks but have no depth and no real feelings for each other.


Your fandom boyfriend of the year?

Despite everything, Harold Finch. I love a repressed, lonely, conscience-stricken genius.

Amusingly, the runner-up is also called Finch: Leonard Finch from Grantchester, who is gay and feminine and overintellectual and shy, but also kind and moral and occasionally very wise, and whom the show treats with great empathy and never mocks.


Your fandom girlfriend of the year?

Root and Shaw, who are each other's girlfriends and not mine (and canon needs to stop hinting and futzing around and make it textual, damn it). They're two deeply flawed people who, together, are starting to be redeemed, and I love that dynamic.


Your biggest squee moment of the year?

Either the "Harold turns up in Italy to find John" (and subsequent suit fittings and John being Harold's date to the museum bash) thing in S3 POI, or the unexpected appearance of two famous characters, who shall remain nameless, in Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold's Death at the Dionysus Club.


The most missed of your old fandoms?

Maybe due South? I don't miss the fandom itself so much, but I've been intermittently longing to rewatch the (Kowalski seasons of) the show.


The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?

I dunno. Rec me something?

One thing I am definitely planning to try is "Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars" from The Thrilling Adventure Hour. I'm approaching it with some doubts, because I'm not a particular fan of western tropes and apparently this serial is also much more het-dominated than the other TAH things I've liked, but people say it's good.
kindkit: Two cups of green tea. (Fandomless: Green tea)
Two cooking-related questions this time as I try to catch up.

[personal profile] genarti asked me to talk about baking bread.

I like to bake bread for practical and personal reasons. Practically, it's cheaper to bake bread than to buy it, and the result is better, fresher bread than any I could buy except in the kind of expensive artisan bakery we don't even have around here. Then, personally, there's the satisfaction of learning a skill and of creating something nice out of basic materials. A lot of people talk about the zen of slowness or the stress relief of kneading dough, but those don't play into it for me--I kind of hate kneading and will avoid it when possible, and I'm just not a spiritual/meditative kind of person. My pleasure in bread is material and direct.

One of my favorite bread recipes, and a very easy one should anybody want to try it, is this one for a no-knead four-grain crusty bread. It has a very full, rounded, grainy sort of flavor. For best results, though, start baking at 475 for 20-25 minutes, then drop the heat to 450. This makes a crisper crust.


[personal profile] the_rck asked about my favorite herbs, spices, and/or sauces.

I could go on about this at great length, and possibly will.

I grew up eating food that almost never used herbs or spices. The occasional pot of chili using a tiny amount of a mild commercial chili powder, or some garlic bread using garlic powder, was as exciting as it got. One of my favorite things about cooking, over the years, has been discovering new, interesting flavors.

Herbs: My favorite herb for western-European-style cooking is thyme, because it's so versatile and does lovely things in the background without ever becoming too much. I also like basil, though I don't use it often because it's expensive to buy, doesn't keep well, and I don't have a garden to grow my own. For other cuisines, I adore cilantro/fresh coriander, which is used in lots of cuisines (Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican come to mind) and has a lovely bright grassy freshness. I'm lucky enough not to be one of those people to whom it tastes soapy. Possibly my favorite herb ever, though, is curry leaves, which as far as I know are specific to South Indian dishes. Curry leaves are like magic. They smell, frankly, kind of scary (like tangerine-scented asphalt) but they make everything they're in taste so, so moresomely good.

Spices: Chiles! There are so many kinds and they're all gorgeous. I love mild fruity anchos, and smoky chipotles, and the hot smoked Spanish paprika I've been putting on everything lately, and intense little Thai chiles, and our local New Mexico green chiles that do wonders for eggs and cheese and other rich things. I also adore cumin, and Indian mustard seeds (which are deliciously nutty when fried in oil until they pop), and cardamom in sweets. And almost every other spices I've ever tried, but I won't list them all.

Sauces/condiments: Fish sauce, fish sauce, fish sauce. And my new loves, the Korean sauces doenjang (a fermented soybean paste, like miso on steroids) and gochujang (chiles with fermented soy paste and sugar). I've been falling in love with fermented vegetables, too, which are sort of a condiment: Tianjian preserved vegetable (a fermented Chinese cabbage with tons of garlic) is wonderful on congee. In a western vein, I have a terrible weakness for hollandaise sauce, and also cheese sauces on anything. And one of these days I'm going to make a real Mexican mole sauce, the kind with chocolate, which is a massive undertaking but so delicious.
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
Trying to catch up on the talk meme a bit while I have connectivity.

[livejournal.com profile] miss_morland asked what my favorite animal was and why.

I know this a tediously predictable answer from a single person of a certain age, but . . . I really like cats. The average cat is the right degree of affectionate for someone like me. They're not irritatingly dependent the way dogs are, and they're also not potentially aggressive and scary the way dogs are. Nor are they unsociable and other the way a gerbil or a fish is. Of course there are exceptions; my ex-housemate had a cat that fixated on me with terrifying devotion and used to follow me around the apartment, getting underfoot as often as possible. But generally cats aren't overwhelming. They come and sit on your lap for a bit and then they go away again about their business. I like that in a creature. (You can all see why I have never wanted children, right?)

One of these days I want to get a kitty of my very own, but I need to be much more financially stable first.


An anonymous person asked what I like about classic British television.

I think that British television from what I unashamedly think of as the Golden Age (late sixties through early eighties) was objectively better written and better acted. I can make a guess as to why that's the case: the BBC was less commercialized then and even commercial television often strove to do at least some "quality" programming, so the writing of dramas wasn't dumbed down to attract as broad an audience as possible. Less commercialization also meant actors weren't cast primarily for being young and hot; looks still certainly played a role, but less of one than now, I think, and what counted as being acceptably attractive for television was a lot broader. This allowed acting ability to be a factor as well.

Other more subjective considerations also make classic British TV more to my taste than modern TV. For one, storytelling was allowed to take its time; even shows like Doctor Who weren't required to be all action every second, and Who in particular used a serial format that meant stories developed over, typically, four to six 25-minute episodes rather than being shoehorned into 45 minutes to an hour at most. The slower pace (for all shows, not just Who) meant there was room for interesting little details and charming moments that didn't necessarily advance the main plot! Guest characters got actual development instead of being drawn in the broadest possible terms! A modern show would never allow time to be taken up by scenes of, say, two characters competing in a warplay game (which happened in Callan), a one-off character worrying about his mother (Colditz), or some minor baddies complaining about their working conditions (Blake's 7). But those scenes are marvellous and I love them!

Another reason is that classic shows seemed to feel less pressure to include a heterosexual love story as a main plot thread, nor to demonstrate the heterosexuality of every single character. As I've said elsewhere on this topic, the reasons for this often aren't good--they can include a lack of interest in female characters (though this was by no means universally the case) and a homophobic assumption that no admirable character could possibly be queer even if their heterosexuality isn't demonstrated--but the effect for me can be liberating. I like not having to struggle against a huge weight of canonical heterosexuality in order to make a space to breathe, or at least to interpret queerly. Of course, modern shows are more likely to have canonical queerness, but there are lots of exceptions. Callan had three or four canonically gay men, all presented with extraordinary empathy given the culture of the time, while there are plenty of modern shows with no queer characters at all and every avenue of queer interpretation deliberately blocked. Plus, I'll usually take a show where an important main character or two can be seen as queer over one where there is canonical queerness, but only among minor or non-recurring characters.

One of the things I loved about this year's first series of Grantchester is that in tone, aesthetic, and to some degree structure it was very like a classic drama, but also had a canonically gay character in the main cast. A rare instance of the best of both worlds.
kindkit: Text icon: "British officers do not cuddle each other. (Not when there are people watching, anyway.") ('Allo 'Allo: British officers do not cud)
[personal profile] lilacsigil asked me to talk about finding queer subtext and queer text and what each one means to me. I'm going to focus on male/male subtext and text because that's what I'm into.

For me it all started, literally, with subtext. When I was a younker and beginning to be interested in stories about men together, there wasn't much actual queer text to be found. The rare ones that existed were mostly biographies; I was probably the only ninth grader in history who went around reading a biography of Tennessee Williams. And it was actually some discussion in a Beatles biography of Brian Epstein's homosexuality that made me consciously realize that I was drawn to the idea of men having sex with men and/or loving men. But I'd been unconsciously drawn long before that, in everything from buddy shows to war stories. My first ship, unaware though I was, was probably Snoopy and the Red Baron. *facepalm*

In fiction in those long-ago days of the early 1980s, even when queerness was text it was usually subtext. more under the cut )
kindkit: Man sitting on top of a huge tower of books, reading. (Fandomless--book tower)
This is the post I was supposed to make on December 1, for [personal profile] just_ann_now, who asked me to talk about the Points series and maybe the Mathey/Lynes series too.

I first read Point of Hopes many years ago, when it was still fairly new. I loved the characters and above all the worldbuilding; at the time I was a (post)graduate student in English Renaissance literature, and I loved all the details borrowed from real European Renaissance cultures and the way Melissa Scott (who has a Ph.D. in Renaissance military history) and co-author Lisa A. Barnett used them to build something new.

I appreciated the m/m subtext I thought I was seeing in the first book, but I never expected it to be followed up on. So when the second book appeared and the characters with the subtext had become an actual, canonical, textual couple, I was thrilled. Point of Dreams is among the first sff novels I remember reading that not only had queer main characters but presented queer characters in a completely normal way, not as warped or damaged or tragic. (Scott's novels still make up a considerable share of this lamentably, and now in 2014 almost inexplicably, small category.)

I can't comment on the newest book, Fairs' Point, because I haven't read it yet.

The Points books are great for fanfic, because the universe is sufficiently complex that you feel there are interesting aspects still to explore. Also because one of Scott's weak points, in almost all her books, is relationship-building. Romances in her novels happen mostly offscreen, and even for non-romantic relationships, it's rare for her books to offer much interaction between characters that isn't directly related to the plot. (This is a pretty common issue with sff, in my opinion; the genre dictum that everything must advance the plot deserves more skepticism than it gets.) Even the novella Point of Knives, written specifically to show how Rathe and Eslingen became a couple, is a bit sketchy on the emotional development. Hence, big opportunities for fanfic.

(Side note: some fans of the British TV series The Professionals are convinced that Rathe and Eslingen began life as avatars of Bodie and Doyle. I'm not sure how this idea started, but I'm not at all convinced. I don't see the resemblance, apart from Rathe being a cop who's not very tall and has curly hair, and Eslingen being tall with dark hair. The characters' personalities are very unlike their supposed models.)

I'm perhaps a little tired of Rathe/Eslingen fic, or at least I'd like to see people write about aspects of their relationship other than "how they got together"--which, as I've noted, has now been canonically addressed anyway. If anybody's considering writing fic about the two of them as an established couple, especially fic that shows us their relationship as a couple and not so much the mystery-solving-partnership aspect, you have an eager audience in me, at least. Or backstory fic about either of them. Or fic about Istre, which was one of my Yuletide requests.

I don't know if I'll write in the fandom again, because I am the very model of a fannish butterfly these days. But who knows? Once I read Fairs' Point I may feel inspired.

As for Death by Silver, I enjoyed it almost entirely and will be glad to read Death at the Dionysus Club as soon as I get the chance. I love the Victorian setting and what I can figure out of the magical system (it's a different universe from the Points books), and I'm just hoping the authors get a Britpicker from now on. The characters have a more developed emotional life and backstory than Rathe and Eslingen (possibly a little too angsty, but not overpoweringly so) and I was pleased to see less shying-away from showing the romantic and sexual relationship between them.

Sadly there are only two fics on the AO3. Why, fandom?

Argh, I feel like I'm doing a terrible job of saying anything interesting about Scott's work. It means a lot to me, in ways that are hard to explain apart from OMG LOTS OF QUEER CHARACTERS THIS IS AWESOME. But, you know, it is awesome to have lots of queer characters with individual personalities and interests, in every class and profession, with stories that don't revolve around their queerness but don't silence it either. Also there's magic and Renaissance astrology and theatrical technology and fashion and gossip and politics and special Victorian gentlemen's clubs. Both series provide rich, rich worlds full of people and things, and I love that.
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Default)
. . . I too would join in the December posting meme.

Ask me almost anything (fandom-related or not), pick a date in December, and I'll try to post about it. However, because my internet access is not super reliable, I may miss the assigned date.

The only topic I'm going to refuse in advance is my job, because you don't really want to read another whiny post about how much I hate my job any more than I want to write another one. Any other subject is probably fine, and if you happen to ask a question I'm not comfortable answering, I'll just request a different question.


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24: Favorite Christmas story/stories ([livejournal.com profile] sallymn)
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kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
Last week I rented Railway Man, the second recent Colin Firth film I've watched lately that has made me think Mr. Firth needs to be pickier about the roles he accepts. (The other was The Devil's Knot.) Railway Man isn't a bad film, but it's not as good as I was expecting. It's hampered by a script that has to accommodate people's ignorance of what happened to FEPOWs, and also by the fact that the war-era flashback sections necessarily feature younger actors. Poor Jeremy Irvine has the thankless task of playing young Eric Lomax, which means he has to play Colin Firth playing Eric Lomax, and while he tries valiantly his performance feels constrained. The most thankless task, though, goes to Nicole Kidman as Lomax's wife Patti, who in the script isn't so much a person as a romantic fantasy and a catalyst.

More seriously, the story suffers from the biopic tendency to idolize its subject, to the point where it's sort of implied that Eric Lomax's suffering was uniquely terrible. Not really spoilery, but cut, also warning for references to torture )

Also recently watched: Philby, Burgess, and Maclean, a 1977 Granada production starring Alan Bate as Philby, Derek Jacobi as Burgess, and Michael Culver (who played Major Brandt in Secret Army) as Maclean. The script is a bit stodgy and the music and other effects are almost hilariously overdramatic, but the acting is good. Jacobi gives Burgess a louche charm, and Culver is amazing as the unstable, doubting Maclean. Philby, the sanest character and therefore the least interesting, is unfortunately the focus of the story and I don't think Bate (not helped by the script) quite conveys a sense of hidden depths. Not something I can recommend unreservedly, but worth it if you're a fan of any of the actors, and there are standout scenes with Burgess and Maclean together and of Maclean's wife confronting Burgess.

And now, a pairings meme! Grabbed from [personal profile] flo_nelja.

click here for questions and answers )
kindkit: Man sitting on top of a huge tower of books, reading. (Fandomless--book tower)
I'm not at work today because I somehow managed to hurt my foot in my sleep (how is that even possible?), so here are my answers to the alphabetical book meme so far. Anyone who still wants to pick a letter is welcome to do so.

[personal profile] flo_nelja requested G (Glad You Gave This Book a Chance) )

[personal profile] glinda requested H (Hidden Gem Book) )

[personal profile] oursin requested O (One Book You're Read Multiple Times) )

[livejournal.com profile] magnetic_pole requested P (Preferred Place to Read) )

[livejournal.com profile] miss_morland requested T (Three of Your All-Time Favorite Books) )

An anonymous commenter requested R (Reading Regret) )

[personal profile] lilacsigil requested U (Unapologetic Fanperson For) )

[personal profile] tree_and_leaf requested W (Worst Bookish Habit) )

meme!

Aug. 10th, 2014 03:44 pm
kindkit: Man sitting on top of a huge tower of books, reading. (Fandomless--book tower)
I have an internet connection at home again after most of a week without. Therefore, a meme about books.

Give me a letter and I will ramble away about one of the following:

list under the cut )
kindkit: Man sitting on top of a huge tower of books, reading. (Fandomless--book tower)
Day 4: Something you made just for yourself.

This was written for [community profile] kink_bingo, so there was a prompt, but it's still a pretty self-indulgent, "I'll like it even if no one else does" sort of story. Rivers of London tentacle porn, featuring Thomas Nightingale and the OMC I created for the earlier (and bleak rather than porny) Ghosts of Ettersberg. I reused my OC for reasons that were partly practical--setting the story pre-novels, as I wanted to do, meant I'd need to write an OC anyway so I might as well use the one I already had--but it was mostly just that I liked Desmond, wanted to explore him some more, and wanted to give him and Thomas a happier moment. With tentacles.

All Parts There Made One Prisoner (1859 words) by kindkit
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Thomas Nightingale/OMC
Additional Tags: Community: kink_bingo, Tentacles, World War II, Risk Aware Consensual Kink
Summary: Fear won't make Thomas refuse this.
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
Day 3: Something you made for someone else.

It turns out that I've written a lot of fic for other people, sometimes in ficathons but mostly by asking for prompts. It was hard to choose, but I settled on this X-Men (original trilogy movieverse) story because I'm rather fond of it and because having just seen the new movie, I've got the fandom actively on my mind again. It was originally written for [livejournal.com profile] dessert_first in April 2007.

Signal to Noise (1413 words) by kindkit
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men (Movieverse)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Logan/Scott Summers, Jean Grey/Scott Summers
Characters: Logan, Scott Summers
Additional Tags: Missing Scene, Grief, Ficlet, Canonical Character Death
Summary: Denial is the first stage of grieving.


I like the language here, and the way I've captured an emotional state. I wish I could have made it happier, because I think Logan and Scott have the potential to be good together. But even if I'd ignored the canonical timeline constraints, I find them a difficult pairing to get together, however badly I want to.
kindkit: Two British officers sitting by a river; one rests his head on the other's shoulder. (Fandomless: officers by a river)
No one ever said they had to be consecutive days, right?

Day 2: Something new! (i.e. a new fanwork of mine)

Since I am not prolific, I'm interpreting "new" as "written within the last year."

Buttons and Bayonets: A Small History of the Great War (5505 words) by kindkit
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mervyn Bunter/Peter Wimsey
Additional Tags: World War I, War, Shell Shock
Summary: Peter and Bunter, surviving the war together.

This was my 2013 Yuletide story. [personal profile] lilliburlero had offered some really interesting prompts: she mentioned a WWI-era story (how could I resist that?) and also said that she was interested in the material details of the books, like clothes etc. The latter gave this story its structure: the sections are organized around physical objects. My original title was "A History of the Great War in Ten Objects," but then I revised a section to feature letters, and since there were multiple letters it threw off my count, plus I got hung up on whether letters are objects in the same way that a button or a pen is an object, and thus a new title happened.

The structure allowed me to use multiple narrative voices, which I was pleased about; the primary voice is Lord Peter's but I like the way it's sometimes interrupted, muted, or challenged. That was important to me because a Peter/Bunter story can never not be, to some degree, about power. There's a huge power imbalance between them, which is complicated--increased in one way because Peter is Bunter's commanding officer, lessened I think in others--by the war. Playing with narrative voice a bit let me, I hope, consider issues of power in a way that wouldn't have been possible if the only POV had been Peter's.

Peter/Bunter is not every Wimsey fan's cup of tea, but I'll note that there's nothing in the story that necessarily contradicts later canon. (Peter/Bunter fans, of course, are at liberty to make their own interpretations.)
kindkit: Third Doctor, captioned: dedicated follower of fashion (Doctor Who: Three fashionable)
There's a meme going around called "Seven Days of Self-Promotion." How could I not play?

The first day's topic is: Something old (i.e., talk about an old fanwork you made). I interpreted "old" to mean "made more than five years ago," and I decided to avoid the fanworks I usually talk about when I'm self-promoting. Instead, here's my favorite of the stories I wrote during my brief sojourn in due South fandom.

Link and my thoughts under the cut )
kindkit: Finch and Reese sitting on a bench together (POI: Finch and Reese on the bench)
Yeah, I missed a few days there.

9) Something from your head-canon (alternate question)

No S3 spoilers )

10) Favorite ship

No S3 spoilers )

11) An unpopular/cracky opinion you hold

No S3 spoilers )

12) How would you convert someone to your show?

No S3 spoilers )

13) What show-related fanworks would you like to see?

Significant but vague S3 spoilers )
kindkit: Finch and Reese sitting on a bench together (POI: Finch and Reese on the bench)
Catching up in this post as my internet connection has been very spotty.

6) Favorite writer (This is an alternate question, as the original question showed its Doctor Who origins by asking about the best title sequence.)

Contains very minor non-plot-related S3 references )

7) Most romantic moment

No S3 spoilers )

8) Favorite character moment (another alternate question)

No S3 spoilers )
kindkit: Finch standing by a pay phone looking tense (POI: Finch and phone)
5. Your song/fan mix for the show

Here are two songs I might use to make POI vids, if I could vid.

First, World Leader Pretend by REM. My imaginary vid is about how various people use or try to use the machine and what they want from it: power, morality, safety, contact with God. It would center on Harold, Nathan, and Root, but with cameos by the usual governmental suspects, Decima, etc.

And, because it would seem I can't resist the pun, how about a Finch/Reese shipper vid to They Might Be Giants' Birdhouse In Your Soul?
kindkit: Finch looks thoughtfully at the computer and so does Bear (POI: Finch and Bear thinking)
3) Favorite regular character

No S3 spoilers in this one except a couple of minor details.

click here for my unsurprising answer )
kindkit: Finch standing by a pay phone looking tense (POI: Finch and phone)
I'm using one of the alternate questions today.

Enormous spoilers for S3.

Least favourite episode )
kindkit: Finch and Reese sitting on a bench together (POI: Finch and Reese on the bench)
While I, er, await my chance to watch the S3 finale of Person of Interest, I guess I'll do the first post of the 30 days of your favorite TV show meme created by [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny. I'll try to do all 30 days of this, though they may not be 30 consecutive days because my internet is still doing this thing where it disappears unexpectedly for sometimes quite long stretches of time.

I'll be talking about POI, of course, not because it's necessarily my favorite show ever but because it's where my most active fannish interest is right now.

(Note to [livejournal.com profile] halotolerant: in case you want to read these, I'll warn if they contain S3 spoilers. This one doesn't.)

1. Favourite episode )

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