Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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The air is too fresh, it's disgusting.

++ So Outlander has premiered and it's being highly talked about, receiving loads of praise and it even was renewed for a second season already. I vaguely know about the series itself from others, including Felicia Day's book club for discussing it, and I also remember when the author caused controversy with her anti-fanfiction rampage a while back (which, while I don't know if her opinions have changed since then, I sincerely hope fanfiction will be written from the show itself, just for the spite factor). I haven't watched it, though I am curious based on the high praise and how many I've seen are excited for this series. Plus, the producer is Ron D. Moore and the composer is Bear McCreary, both of whom are from their work on Battlestar Galactica, and the show also has Graham McTavish (Dwalin from The Hobbit) as part of the cast. How can I not be intrigued?

++ My sister has been binge watching Parks and Recreation, and I've come to the conclusion that while I outwardly seem like Ann Perkins, I connect spiritually with April Ludgate. Also with Brooklyn Nine-Nine my soulmate is definitely Rosa Diaz.

++ Buffy the Vampire Slayer is going to be in HD on Pivot. I hope this means that soon the DVDs will be re-released in HD as well. Like, just imagine S1 and S2 being in high quality.

++ At first I thought the ice water challenge was one of those stupid YouTube challenges that gets circulated around, sort of like the cinnamon challenge, but apparently it's not. It's to help spread awareness about ALS and raise money for the charity. Many people are contributing to it, including celebrities, accepting challenges and challenging others. It's ridiculous and harmless fun, and it's raising thousands upon thousands of dollars for a good cause. Plus, we get certain actors in a wet t-shirt and doing some creative silly things with it, which is quite a positive bonus for many of us. ;)

++ Community rec: metanews. Since the unfortunate demise of metafandom (RIP), there really hasn't been any other compilation community of fandom discussions, at least to my knowledge. The only other place I've seen that is comparable to that would be fanthropology, although it's mostly strictly fanfiction-related these days than just general fandom. metanews sort of fills that void. It's only a year and a half old, but it does a good job at having a nice compilation of fandom-based articles and discussions from a variety of places and websites. As someone who likes reading some good meta and just general discussions about fannish things, I wanted to share this for anyone else who has this interest as well.
Tags: buffy the vampire slayer, fandom, television
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