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17 October 2015 @ 12:01 pm
We're gonna change the world tonight.  
++ In case I missed anyone, thank you for all the birthday wishes! ♥

++ Community recommendations: stitchers_tv and killjoys_tv. I know that fandom communities are a dying breed these days, and anything for newer fandoms are virtually nonexistent on LJ. But at least some are being made, these two for Stitchers and Killjoys, both shows that have premiered this year and have been renewed for second seasons, so if you're a fan of either and would like to keep the fandom community discussion alive, definitely worth checking out. Speaking of, Stitchers is going to be having a Halloween special soon, and I can't wait to see what that is going to feature.

++ Defiance has been cancelled. I'm less surprised and more disappointed with this news, mostly because aside from figuring that there would last at least one more season, it was one of my shows that I liked watching so hearing about this was such a huge bummer, emotionally. At least from what I hear the third season finale was satisfactory enough to be counted as a series finale, so that's good. I guess I'm just disappointed because Defiance was one of those creative science fiction shows that had a shitload of world-building, from terraformed Earth to the characters and the different alien races, detailing not just their costumes and appearances but also all the languages and cultures, the interpersonal relationships between them and the humans, the conflicts and working together, and just everything in between, especially the music. It was a wonderful and beautiful show in that regard, and despite it living a healthy three season life and ending on a high note rather than getting mishandled by the writers and execs, it does feel like a loss somehow that we'll never see this world again.
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: Crystal Kay ft. Namie Amuro - Revolution
Profiterole_profiterole_ on October 17th, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
terraformed Earth

I had forgotten about that... I mean, I get the idea they wanted to convey, but it still doesn't make any sense worded like that...
Still Waiting For My Jetpack: rob kazinsky (freckles)azewewish on October 17th, 2015 08:17 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated!!! Hope you had a great day yesterday!!!!!! :D
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on October 17th, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
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Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on October 17th, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)

I haven't watched Killjoys either, but it's on my list of things to binge-watch.

Stitchers is actually pretty good! The pilot may be touch and go for some (as some pilots are) and the concept may seem outlandish, but I quite liked it and it's what drew me to continue watching. Of course, I'm a fan of Allison Scagliotti, so that was my main reason for watching it in the first place, but the first season was very good, at least in my opinion. So please don't let a young ensemble cast discourage you from checking it out. It's only ten episodes so binge-watching could be an option to determine your thoughts on it overall.
what doesn't kill me better runcarlyinrome on October 17th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)

Happy birthday, dear girl! I'm so glad I know you!

Renée: Inara/Kaylee. <3rogueslayer452 on October 17th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you, sweetie! I'm happy that I know you, as well. (◕‿◕✿) ♥
R.nemophilist on October 17th, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on October 17th, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you, babe! ♥ ♥ ♥
Julie: Original ★ c'est toutragnarok_08 on October 18th, 2015 03:02 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday :DDD
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 18th, 2015 09:08 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Meredith: Fred and Wesley - angel //xfirefly9x on October 18th, 2015 06:21 am (UTC)
Hope your birthday was awesome? :)

Thanks for the comm recs. Hopefully people do show interest in them at some point. I'd love to see more activity for both those fandoms, but as you pointed out, fandom comms are a dying breed, it seems.

Sad about Defiance too. (And Dominion.) I'm still 9 episodes behind. Guess that's all I have left of it now...
Renée: Inara Serra. Radiance.rogueslayer452 on October 18th, 2015 09:29 am (UTC)
Thank you, and it was. :)

You're very welcome. I hope that more people end up noticing and joining too, then again the fandom side of this place has become incredibly quiet over the years because many have migrated elsewhere. Mostly to Tumblr, and while Tumblr is great for graphics it's not that great for general discussion, as in threads and actual communication with individual people in a singular post about things. That is something I wish would return. Just the sense of fandom community as a whole, honestly.

So many great shows being cancelled. It's the story of my life, really. But at least Defiance had a good three season run, which is more than what other shows get, so I'm thankful for what we got rather than it being canned prematurely.
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Say what?: Tinie 015sometimesartist on October 18th, 2015 07:37 am (UTC)
When I watched the Defiance finale I actually asked my friend if that was the series finale because that's really what it felt like. It still makes me sad because that show was interesting. Sigh.
Renée: Defiance. Irisa Nyria.rogueslayer452 on October 18th, 2015 09:35 am (UTC)
It is sad and I will miss it terribly, but I'm also thankful that it was able to end on a good high note rather than go down the self-destructive route other shows go through.
Lauren: Amy Blueeowyn on October 18th, 2015 11:47 am (UTC)
Hope you had a lovely birthday!
Renée: Pretty Little Liars. Emily.rogueslayer452 on October 18th, 2015 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I definitely did. :)
Christina: lost- sharon- too many yesterdaysfly_meaway on October 18th, 2015 04:52 pm (UTC)
It's good to see communities being made on LJ still for fandoms so it's good of you to recommend them. Sadly, I haven't watched either show yet, but I'll definitely keep them in mind when I do ;)

I'm sorry about Defiance by the way, that sucks.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 18th, 2015 09:34 pm (UTC)
It's quite sad seeing very little being made anymore, since fandom has migrated elsewhere for their fixes, so anytime I see anyone promoting new communities especially for newer shows I kind of get this giddy feeling inside, like, "yes! fandom isn't dead here!"

I do recommend checking them out when you can. I haven't seen Killjoys yet, myself, but I have all the episodes and I'm just saving a time to binge-watch it.

It really sucks whenever a show you love gets cancelled, no matter what the reason. :(
giallarhorn: korra cheeringgiallarhorn on October 19th, 2015 01:03 am (UTC)
Happy (late, whoops) birthday!

I'm kind of surprised that a) they cancelled Defiance, and alternatively b) that it took them so long to cancel, mostly because in both respects it was such a huge investment on their portion to be the flagship show. Like, they poured a lot into it.
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on October 19th, 2015 01:09 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥

And yeah, I was just thinking about when they were first promoting the show. They were making such a huge deal about it, not just with how expensive it was, but they even pushing the online game as well. It honestly was a big investment on their part, so perhaps it got too expensive to keep producing, or the ratings weren't up to par with their expectations as it hit their third season. I don't know. I honestly don't know anything anymore with Syfy.

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we can't give up. that's the deal.: sk // bwomgpeyton on October 19th, 2015 05:40 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a good one. :)

I miss active fandom communities. They were such great places for discussion!
Renée: Elementary. Joan Watson.rogueslayer452 on October 19th, 2015 06:11 am (UTC)
Thank you, darling. ♥

Yeah, I miss them too. It's kind of depressing seeing the ones that used to be incredibly active now completely void of anything anymore. Fandom communities were a great place for not just discussions, but finding some amazing people. Tumblr may be great in some aspects, but it's certainly not the same as having an actual post with multiple conversations that won't get lost in numerous reblogs.
Naomifrelling_tralk on October 19th, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday :)
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on October 19th, 2015 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, bby. ♥
Kimsaturnsdaughter on October 20th, 2015 01:20 am (UTC)

Happy belated birthday! I hope it was a good day for you. :)

Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on October 20th, 2015 02:46 am (UTC)
Thank you very much. And it was. ♥
Kelly: anime // Fruits Basket // momiji wanted teagues_veil on October 23rd, 2015 07:37 pm (UTC)
I miss active icontest communities. :(
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 24th, 2015 01:12 am (UTC)
Same. I miss active communities in general, there are only a few left out there anymore for specific uses. Whenever I visit an icon community now that used to be active all the image links are broken and it makes me feel sad. I understand people have moved on, whether it's to another site or in their own lives, but it still makes me wish that fandom didn't just up and leave everything behind. :(