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09 May 2014 @ 04:40 pm
Shows, fandom and stuff.  
++ Hannibal has been renewed for a third season. I haven't really talked about this show on here though I have been watching it, and it makes me excited for what will be in store for the future. Agents of Shield has also been renewed, along with picking up Agent Carter. Since I have been paying attention to the fandom reactions throughout its run, I'm waiting until I can marathon the first season of AOS proper.

++ I haven't watched anything past the premiere, though since there's been some concern about certain things happening on Warehouse 13, and I myself have mixed feelings on what I've been hearing as well, so I've decided to wait until the series finishes to see how it ends and whether it'll be worth my time watching or not.

++ The LEGO Hobbit video game has officially ruined my life, in the best possible way. I think I've played it almost every single day since I got it. I'm doing free play now and it's honestly the greatest thing ever.

++ Richard Armitage weighs in on the possibility for Hobbit stand-alone stories. For purely selfish reasons I would absolutely love the idea of there being a prequel to Thorin's story. We do get brief flashbacks in the trilogy, though not enough in my opinion. It would be fascinating to see what life was like in Erebor during its heyday before the attack, what Thorin was like as a young prince, his relationship with his younger siblings, his relationship with his father and grandfather, and seeing the slow decline of Thror underneath the spell of the gold sickness, the politics and relationship between the dwarves of Erebor and the other dwarven kingdoms/other races, perhaps even seeing them during their exile, how Thorin provided for his people, and so forth. I just feel like there's so much that can be told and explored from that alone. I like that Richard mentions that he's written his own biography for Thorin (basically his own fanfiction headcanon for the character) and that he wouldn't be opposed to the idea at all, which isn't surprising considering how much he loves this character and his story. And as someone who has been loving and enjoying these adaptations, I wouldn't be opposed either for more of an extension either, since I'm not ready to give up this world just yet and would love, more than anything, for them to continue on for just a little bit longer.

In actuality though, as much as I would love to see this become a reality, Peter Jackson seems ready to say goodbye to Middle-earth, and unless someone else takes the helm (like Guillermo del Toro, for example) and deals with the legal issues concerning the Tolkien Estate, it unfortunately seems less likely to happen.
 
 
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Say what?: Tinie 057sometimesartist on May 9th, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
I'm not okay with where Warehouse seems to be headed in terms of relationships. If they make Myka/Pete canon heads will roll.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
Some time ago I read that the actress who played the veterinarian who Pete had a thing for would be returning in the final season, so I'm hoping that's true so Myka can slap Pete for being ridiculously stupid and all this OOC weirdness can disappear.

Otherwise yeah, it literally makes no sense to why this is happening, and in the last remaining episodes even. Pete and Myka have always just been friends, they made that pretty clear since the beginning that their relationship is purely platonic in a sibling way. They never liked each other in that way, ever. It would be messing up their entire dynamic, and I will be pissed because the whole "men and women partners getting together" trope is seriously overused. WH13 is my precious show, I don't want to see it ruined. I'm already crushed that Myka and HG aren't going to be sharing a scene before the show ends.
Kimsaturnsdaughter on May 10th, 2014 12:41 am (UTC)
I'm so happy that Hannibal got renewed! Last season was great, but they've really been nailing it this season.

For me, Agents of Shield didn't really get good until about halfway through. Since the tie-in with Cap 2 it's been pretty solid. I didn't know anything about Agent Carter until today but I'll probably check that out too. It will be nice to see a female hero get some spotlight.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)
They really have, and I want Katharine Isabelle to become a regular next season because I love her presence on the show.

Yeah, the Hydra storyline, tying it in with Winter Solider, really upped the ante with the storytelling. It got the ball rolling and made people who were skeptical about the show really interested in where things are going. And apparently, the writers and producers of Agent Carter are two women, which is making people really happy. I can't wait to see how it plays out.
Sydney: xena ; caeser | seeing all the1lastdanceluv on May 10th, 2014 07:17 am (UTC)
Agent Carter, yes! I'm soooo excited about it, I can't wait!

Hmmm, yes. Warehouse. I'm not sure really about it all, don't know about the Pete/Myka relationship. I always saw them more as brother/sister. But *shrugs*, have to wait and see I guess. :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
Their relationship has always been in a sibling way, that's what made the Pete and Myka dynamic very special to me because it didn't fall into the stereotyped trope about men/women partners falling in love. I always admired the show for not going there, and if they are going to go there now for whatever bizarre reason, I will be very upset.
Profiterole_profiterole_ on May 10th, 2014 12:27 pm (UTC)
I'm still thinking they're not going to go there with Pete and Myka, but there have been hints in several episodes (even though they were kind of dismissive hints, "no, we're not like that"), so I'm a bit worried now. Also, I want HG Wells back. T___T
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, idek what's happening. I want to be hopeful, but I somehow feel like they're being pressured by Syfy/Comcast to have it happen regardless if it doesn't make sense to their characters. And with these being the last episodes ever for the show, unless they have a very logical reason for doing in in this way, it seems very disrespectful to the show and to the fans. But as I said, I'm waiting to see what happens.

HG will appear, but Jaime confirmed that it won't be with Myka. :(
Profiterole: Dollhouse - Echo and Whiskey_profiterole_ on May 10th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
Ah, well, it's good if she at least appears. I'm sad the writers didn't go the HG/Myka way since the actresses were all for it.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2014 09:16 pm (UTC)
I think the writers were supportive of them too, and had hoped to explore more of their characters if they had a full season here to do it. Unfortunately, given only six episodes to wrap things up, I read that they had to let go of many things they wanted to deal with, including certain relationships. :(
Profiterole: The Secret Circle - Diana Adam Cassie_profiterole_ on May 10th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know. Last season, she seemed quite settled down with that man.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2014 09:48 pm (UTC)
Well, for the time she wanted (and needed) to separate herself from the Warehouse and try to find a normal life, or was normal as she could have been. But I think that she would have eventually changed her mind. Besides, she seemed quite sad when Myka left at the end of that episode.

(It's not an OTP without heartache, amirite?)

Though someone did meet with Jaime Murray recently and asked about it, and Jaime voiced her thoughts. Here's another report too.

So yeah, now that I think about it I feel like the show itself was supportive of their support for the pairing, and we had so many amazing scenes with them, allowing the actresses to play their characters with the conscious mind of where they were with their growing relationship, and I feel like the show could have made it knowingly canon within text if they so chose to. But now it's too little, too late. It's frustrating, to be honest, because the actresses were for it and there was a general consensus that they were allowed to express this as openly as they could, from conventions and interviews to Jaime being very influential regarding HG's bisexuality, etc. So, idk. It's disappointing and sad that it never got to go anywhere.

Edited at 2014-05-10 09:50 pm (UTC)
Profiterole: Nightrunner - Seregil and Alec_profiterole_ on May 10th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
They've done a bit better than other shows, but it's not ground-breaking stuff either. Steve gets laid once with his ex-boyfriend and Pete cheers for him, but apart from that, nada on that side either. It's the same for so many shows. Either we get big subtext that leads nowhere, or we get a shocking *dripping irony* reveal that a character is LGBT but they're single forever, or possibly get a partner that has nothing to do with the main storyline.

The only way to get a love story between two main characters of the same sex is to read books. Is it really hard to do it in a show with a big cast? Idk, I don't read comics, but they could do a Young Avengers show, or a Runaways show, or an X-Factor show. And for novels, they could do a Nightrunner show, or a Mercy Thompson show, or many other examples.
~** The Queen of Peace **~: Not myselfmeri_sielu on May 10th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
I'm beyond happy about the Hannibal renewal! <3
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2014 08:11 pm (UTC)
I know some fans were concerned, but Bryan Fuller seemed quite confident on being renewed, so I'm glad that it's secure. :D
brightmarie: Thumbalinabrightmarie on May 11th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
I was so happy to see that list this time around. Believe was cancelled and Agent of Shield is continuing. YAY!
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Renée: Thorin. Smile.rogueslayer452 on May 23rd, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
Same. I love how he puts a lot of time and effort to understand these characters he plays, from doing research to coming up with his own backstories for them. I definitely love it when I hear actors talking extensively about these kinds of things, because it means that they're just as invested as we are. :)