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30 July 2016 @ 06:49 am
Current breakdown of what I've been watching and interested in:

1. Supernatural - Will always love this show and it takes the top spot of favorite show of all time. The characters hold a special place in my heart, but creative choices in S8 and S9 left me not loving the show as much as I once did. Show started an up tick back in S10 and S11 was one of the strongest seasons since its earlier says. As a result, I have been a totally 110% fangirl again. Not sure what will happen with S12, but if they can match the amazingness of last season, it'll be awesome. Spoilers sound good so far.

2. Stranger Things - I just binge watched this scifi/horror/mystery 8 episode coming-of-age series on Netflix. HOLY. This is one of the best series I've seen in a very long time. I saw someone say that this show is what happens if Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, and John Carpenter had a baby. Probably the best description I've heard. It's a love-letter to the 80s, while holding its own. I'm torn between wanting a season 2 and letting it end where it did. Can't praise it enough from the acting to the story to the atmosphere to the soundtrack and score.

3. How to Get Away with Murder - Watching this one with my mom. We have only watched the first season. It's addictive and interesting, though I am curious how long they can stretch out the premise. We're catching up on Netflix.

4. American Horror Story - Watch it just for the crack! Seriously. It's a hot mess of a show, but some of the acting is incredibly moving. Jessica Lange was amazing when she was on this show. Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett also bring their A game.

5. Orphan Black - Solid show with a lead that is so gifted at playing different characters I often forget she's playing multiple people on the show. It had a fantastic start and love the mystery and pseudo-science to it. I do think this show lost its way in S2 and especially S3, but seemed to course correct in S4. S5 is to be its last, which is a good thing. It's still on shaky ground, and I'm not sure how S5 will be in terms of plot-quality. The acting continues to be amazing.


X-Files - Back on the air and totally enjoyable. Might not have the same spark as the past, but I really enjoyed its 6 episode run. Since it's on a long-hiatus again, I am not adding it to my currently watching. Everyone wants to do more, but due to the actors being super busy, this might not happen until another year or so.

Dark Angel
- I have a longing to go back and rewatch this underrated two season series. I still really really love the premise even if the plot was nonsense in Season 2. But the characters have stayed with me. I wish we would have been able to have a proper ending. Not currently watching, but I may be posting a series of vids here soon that I enjoy.

Going back to my list: I don't watch a lot of TV, but Netflix and shorter seasons have allowed me to watch more than usual. I don't think I would want all the TV I watch to have short seasons, but if you look at this list, only Supernatural is a full season at 23 episodes. HTGAWM is a little over a half season. The rest are half seasons or less.

So what are you currently watching?
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Need a distraction, so I thought I would ponder a couple of things about Supernatural.

Spoilers for S11 and next episodeCollapse )
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24 March 2016 @ 09:00 pm
I am splitting out my fandom interests and my writing interests more strictly going forward. That doesn't mean I won't talk about writing here or I won't talk about some of my favorite shows/movies/fandom in my writing accounts. They've been blending too much and I just like to have separate places where I can focus better. Sometimes you just want to squee!

You can find my fandom musings (Supernatural, Superman, Star Wars, X-Files, Stargate, Dark Angel, etc.) at the following:

LJ (obv)
Twitter: @TheMoonshayde
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Twitter and Tumblr are freshly minted so they are bare. I'll be adding to them this weekend. If you are interested in following my professional accounts leave a comment or message me. I can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

Giving myself specific places to focus on the things I love should help me be more engaged. This feels like a good move. I am excited 🙂
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25 October 2015 @ 08:44 am
Okay, so I am super busy but I am here! Hope to post my thoughts on some things soonish!

And ugh, since my computer had a meltdown, everything is wrong. Don't like the way my LJ looks. I'll need to fix that.
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Yeah, no longer spoiler free for this show. When you get to Season 11, you just go with it.

Long-ish post ahead. I know! Crazy.

I'll post a more personal post later, but if anyone still watches this show and isn't spoiler-free, this is what I know so far:

Onward to S11 Spoilers and ThoughtsCollapse )

So that's it. I've watched the promo and was like whooooa. I am super excited this season even more so than last season, which I generally enjoyed. (TBH, I really hated S9, so these moves sound like they are in the right direction.) I'm bracing myself for disappointment, but these are the best spoilers I've read in a long time.

Bring on Season 11!

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16 March 2015 @ 08:02 pm
LJ is having issues with certain layouts, mine being one of them. I can respond to comments if I use my email address but can't see them or respond to them (aside from the first) on my LJ. There is no ETA on when this will be fixed. Just an FYI.

And just when I wanted back on LJ!
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14 March 2015 @ 04:03 pm
Having issues posting replies to people on my LJ. Testing this out.
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20 February 2015 @ 12:47 am
Are you generally a good judge of character? What's a time you felt you had a good sense of someone, only to have it turn out you were completely wrong?
I generally am a good judge of character. I'm intuitive to people and their needs, so I can usually access a situation or a person right away.

I'm not perfect, though, and I'm not sure if I'm flat out wrong in those situations or if it's just a matter of people changing over time. Probably a mix of both.
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28 January 2015 @ 11:29 am
I haven't done an update on what I'm watching currently, so I decided, why not? Also, it's a very short list, LOL.

Current TV Shows

1. Supernatural - Still watching this one as it's half way through its 10th season. Craziness! The show is showing signs of age and isn't as good as it used to be, but then again, I didn't think all of the early seasons were golden, either. (S5, looking at you.) My biggest complaint is some dicey character choices they've made. I don't care about the plot as much as the characters, though good plot helps. That said, I am loving this season so this remains my fave show and the one I squee about. It helps that the actors continue to be passionate about it.

2. Continuum - Picked up this show on Netflix was instantly hooked. Smart TV here. Plausible look into what our future could be and the repercussions of messing with time. S1 and S2 are my faves, and they almost lost me in S3. I didn't enjoy it much at all. It has been renewed for a 4th and final season, shortened, so I will tough it out until the end.

3. American Horror Story - I watch this for the sheer weirdness. It's over-sexualized and half the time it's plot twists are dumb, but it's my "Don't give a care" show. Season 4 has been pretty meh considering it's about freak shows, but I'll keep watching. I just need to catch up on a couple of episodes.

Shows That I Casually Watch But Never Grabbed Me:

1. Constantine - I wanted to like this show. I really did. It's just not that good. It's too bad. This comic book really was one of the inspirations for Supernatural, yet Supernatural does the job much better. This show really just couldn't capture the spirit of the comics. It's certain to be cancelled, so I just watch the eps here and there when I feel like it.

2. Penny Dreadful - I really want to like this show. It's another supernatural horror type show, which historically tend to be my fave, but it's just missing something. I love the atmosphere. I love the creep factor. I love the period pieces. And the actress in this show is simply amazing. But I'm not compelled by it. It's dull somehow, despite having so many elements I love. Disappointing :(

So that's it! I don't have much time to watch TV, so I have to pick and choose. Most shows on TV don't really interest me right now anyway. Waiting for the pendulum to swing back to my type of shows. Though, X-Files returning is becoming a real possibility, so I am pretty excited about that. The thought that X-Files and Supernatural may be on the air at the same time just is so exciting, but SPN would probably be done by the time it was realized. A girl can dream!
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19 January 2015 @ 10:01 pm
Imagine that you get into an argument with a friend. You both say things that are out of line. Days later, you apologize but he/she just accepts it and doesn’t offer their own apology, even though they said things that hurt your feelings. What do you say or do in this situation?
This has happened to me a lot, which I think is why people think they can abuse me. I just don't like to argue. Sadly, I tend to remember it and it impacts how I view the person in the future. Not that it makes a difference. Most people don't know when I am upset with them anyway, heh ;)
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