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06 August 2009 @ 04:12 pm
"And then we keep them in a glass jar with our fireflies!"  
++ The news that Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two U.S. journalists arrested in North Korea, were released and have returned home after Kim Jong Il had given them a special pardon has made me sighing in huge relief. Needless to say, this was a pleasant shock to hear. I'm not saying that Kim Jong Il has sanity due to his continuing batshit craziness, but this was something of a rare generosity towards these women when he could have been less than forgiving. I mean, come on, twelve years in a labor camp? That's too much even if they they were illegally crossing the borders. I'm just glad they've arrived home, safe and sound.

++ Battlestar Galactica: The Plan DVD box art. ME WANTS TEH PRECIOUSSSS! Tricia looks absolutely gorgeous on the cover, btw. ♥

++ Know what's funny? There are some people that outright hated "Epitaph One" because they believe it reveals the ending of the show thus claiming why they should continue watching Dollhouse if they've been given the outcome anyway? LOL. Oh silly, naive people, missing the point of the episode entirely. Fans watch for the unraveling of the chain of events which this episode blatantly shows the outcome of, and for the character relationships and how they ended up where they were and so forth. Seriously, get with the program folks. Sometimes I just feel there are those that will complain about anything regarding Dollhouse. Look, if you don't like it or don't trust Joss in what he's doing, then just leave. No point in getting your panties in a twist over a fandom you have no interest in. Just stating the obvious.

But I do feel the need to laugh at this, because I think it's ridiculous. Since yes, all future!episodes in shows dictate what the actual ending is going to be. Let's place all the character development and relationships out the window, shall we! *cackles*

++ GOOD NEWS: FOX execs to leave Dollhouse alone, allowing Joss to do his thing. SHOULDA DONE THAT THE FIRST GO 'ROUND FOX, FOR REAL NOW! SHEESH! Nevertheless though, I'm happy they've come to their senses first time perhaps? because more things are better when FOX doesn't intervene. I'm also VERY VERY pleased with some of the guest-star list for S2, but it's a bit spoilery so I won't say anymore. Other than I'm ecstatically happy. *g*

++ This is simply fantastic, just a small little fanmade teaser-promo, pinpointing why I loved Draco's role in HBP. ♥ Slight spoilers if you're not familiar with what happens. I'm just waiting for the handful of Harry/Draco vids that are going to be conjured up due to the film, because damn if there were many scenes that were edited fit for that purpose alone. ♥ ♥ ♥
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Bear McCreary - Gaeta's Lament (Instrumental)
Rayrayruz on August 6th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
I LOVED the foregone conclusion of Epitaph One. I'm sitting there going "HOW THE FRAK DID THIS HAPPEN!?!?!? JOSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!"

Is there anyone on the list beside JB, MH, and AD?
Renée: Six. Satisfied.rogueslayer452 on August 6th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
IKR? It makes it more interesting because it gives us a clue into what probably is going to happen next season (and crossing fingers with that leading into more seasons) and what happens to these characters. I was so pleased with "Epitaph One" because this was PRECISELY the Joss Whedon show I was hoping it would turn out to be, and now I'm psyched for more. :D

Those are the only ones I know of so far, but I'm still giddy because I was like OMG RLY? YAY! :DDDD
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Renée: Echo. Yoga.rogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Yes, this. There are sooo many possibilities to explore and many more questions to be answered with explanations, which I'm very excited about for next season. Trust in Joss, he knows what he's doing.
Gaby: [dollhouse] did echo fall asleep?squaringkarma on August 7th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
The guest cast for DHS2 is wonderful. I don't know all of them (by that I mean by previous work), but the ones I know should be fab! Miracle and Amy returning.. not sure how many episodes for Miracle but Amy for 3; Alexis freaking Denisof for at least 4
Nicole Anell: sixnicole_anell on August 7th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
FOX execs to leave Dollhouse alone, allowing Joss to do his thing.

(Well, that and the news of Six being smoking hot on the Plan cover.)
Renée: Six. Relaxation.rogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)

Six is fierce on that cover, for reals. *_*
noybusiness on August 7th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Yay, great news all around. That probably is the first sensible thing Fox did. Now bring back T:TSCC!

Wonderful cover. Except Sam looks like kinda old, but it could be worse.

Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
I would love FOX to at least give a chance to have a TSCC telemovie or something, that would be kinda awesome.

That and it looks like his gun is photoshopped. lol
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ashleykitsu84 on August 7th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
The gorgeousness of Tricia and Michael T. on the cover made me flail. OH, MY GOD. *_*
Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
killertofu: AtS/BtVS. Fred. Boo!killertofu on August 7th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
I freaking loved Epitaph One. I was scared, but it was so good. And dude, that isn't even necessarily what happens. o_O I took it as one of many potential outcomes, one that can be changed.

People are crazy.

Also, I need Dollhouse iconses.
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
I took it as one of many potential outcomes, one that can be changed.

Exactly! If it's not this future, than something else entirely along the lines of a post-apocalyptic nature. It is inevitable with such technology given to the wrong individuals and abusing its power. There are many possibilities where this could lead, and now we know that the Dollhouse is only a fraction of this bigger picture, and we weren't given a clear picture of all that happened in between. I loved it.

You're right, those people are whacked.

♛ part-time maenad: tricia&trucco; adorableradon_ on August 7th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
The cover! -dies- Although my first thought (or second, rather, after "yay Tricia! Werk it!") Trucco somehow looks like an extra from Terminator: Salvation. I'm all phaily waiting for the dvd to be released.

Epitaph One was EPIC. imo, it sets up the ending, but leaves the middle unanswered, making us WANT to continue watching. And well, it might not even be the ending, but a 'what might have been'. Those people? Probably don't want to have their shows all thinky-thoughts-ish. piffle.
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)

People that complain about the show aren't exactly the think-outside-the-box types, I find. And for those thinking the episode gave everything away really weren't paying attention. Which is why I'm laughing at them. XD I LIKES MAH THINKY-META SHOWS, M'KAY.
futurestarlette on August 7th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
I looooooved Epitaph One. I don't understand why some people hated it so much. It created more questions than it answered, so it definitely didn't spoil the whole thing - and anyway, wasn't it pretty obvious even before the episode that something was going to go horribly wrong re:imprinting tech? As it is television, they are not going to all sit down and have a civilized discussion and decide to get rid of the tech and live happily ever after. Going into the ep we already knew the "what". Now we get to find out the "how", which is the most interesting part.

Or am I the only one who maybe enjoys a book more if I've flipped to the last chapter before I read the first? :D
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
It created more questions than it answered, so it definitely didn't spoil the whole thing - and anyway, wasn't it pretty obvious even before the episode that something was going to go horribly wrong re:imprinting tech?

This. We were given some implications that the higher ups, aka Rossum, were having other plans for the technology rather than the Dollhouse, so this future wasn't exactly a "shocker" by any means. And yes, we knew of the "what" but it's the "how" that is what we're going to be watching for, along with following these characters that we've grown to know and their development (because really, I want to see how Topher ends up the way he does, how all the Actives either return to their normal selves or become more self-aware like Echo has, and so on).

THAT should be what people should be craving to see more of, not this "omg they spoiled the ending? no fair, I guess I'm done with this show now." Because that's just a stupid way of going about watching a show, especially with a show that has interesting character dynamics.
calidreamin08calidreamin08 on August 7th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
that's great that the two journalists were released. i heard that he's planning on using the photos of him and clinton to use as propaganda.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
What kind of propaganda?
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srs bsnsibroketuesday on August 7th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
I'm so glad FOX is fucking off and leaving Joss to do his thing. FINALLY.
Renée: Echo/Sierra. Anticipating.rogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
Right? They should have trusted Joss in the first place, but better now than never I suppose.
a child dizzy on lemonade: colourfulfalsebeginnings on August 7th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
Wait, people hated Epitaph One? My friend and I watched it for the first time on Friday and decided it was our favorite episode despite all the confusion during the first 10 to 15 minutes of the show (we honestly kept wondering to ourselves whether or not she accidentally downloaded an episode of T:SCC).

Fans watch for the unraveling of the chain of events which this episode blatantly shows the outcome of
Totally. It's going to be great seeing what exactly happened that led them to the events of Epitaph One and with Joss completely at the helm I'm sure it will be great tv. It sort of reminded me of Lost actually, they did a flash forward of the people already off the island but then continued to show us the events that led them to getting off. It's great tv if written well and I trust that Joss will do a great job.

Also, the list of guest stars and possible guest stars had me squeeing and jumping for joy. Yay!
Renée: Echo. As I lay me down.rogueslayer452 on August 7th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Though I'm pretty sure they're in the minority from the many positive and praising reactions everywhere else. I've only seen a few of those negative and pessimistic comments made primarily by disgruntled users on LJ, not sure if there are others anywhere else.

It truly was a masterpiece episode, and I really liked how it's setting us up for what's to come because damn, I really want to know how everything turns out. I mean, it doesn't give us all the answers in that episode and it left a lot ambiguously open for speculation, like what happened to some of the characters and if these events can be prevented, and so on. There's so much to explain and explore, and I can't wait for season two.

Oh my gosh, I nearly jumped with joy hearing some of the guest stars. It makes me wonder who else Joss is having in mind to make an appearance on Dollhouse.... ;)
The Large Purple Weed: Draco!pilloetracy on August 8th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Omg, I hadn't seen that Draco vid before. It actually kind of made me shiver, oh my god I love that boy so much. D:
Renée: Castiel. Harp.rogueslayer452 on August 8th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, I know right? My heart pretty much broke for him the entire time in HBP, and this video just did it again, with this line: "I have to do this, I have to kill you...or he'll kill me." :((((
nesdy on August 10th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Seriously? There are people who didn't like Epitaph One? WHY? I find that completely uncomprehensible. It was so exciting! Now I can't wait to see season 2! I didn't like the season one finale, and this episode made me regain my faith on the show.
Regarding the news that FOX is not going to interfere with Joss... I don't want to sound bitter, but I'll believe it when I see it. I do not trust FOX. Not at all.

Thanks for pointing out the vid. I like that things like this are made, especially considering how Malfoy's role in the story was outshined by the romantic storylines in the movie. One would think that death eaters entering the school was more important than who hooked up with whom.
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on August 10th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
It was such a brilliant episode, and I did like the aired "finale" but this would have been such an amazing finale to have too. I think people are just worried that now we know what's going to happen, the suspense is not going to be as exciting. Which is a load of crap, but you know. There are still some individuals out there that just want to rag on the show, just because. Oh well, their loss.

One would think that death eaters entering the school was more important than who hooked up with whom.

Precisely, and quite frankly I would have loved if they had the majority of the film surrounding Draco. I wouldn't have minded it if they just called this Draco Malfoy and the Dark Lord's Mission or something. ;) But yeah, Draco definitely was the star of this film, without a doubt. I was more interested with his storyline than with all romancing.