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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.
Working for the Mandroid
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.
Working for the Mandroid
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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Working for the Mandroid
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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Working for the Mandroid
17 January 2015 @ 06:04 pm
Have you ever binge-watched a TV series? If so, what was it? Why did you like it so much?
I've been binge watching since before it was called binge watching. This is how I got into SG-1. I would watch the marathons and binge on my DVDs to catch up. I did that will Smallville when I was trying to catch up. I also did it with Supernatural when I started to get into that show.

It's my preferred way of watching TV now. I binge watch shows like Continuum and American Horror Story. I like being in the moment, to be wrapped in the story. Though with my interest in TV waning, this is probably the only way I'll be watching TV once Supernatural ends, if I watch TV at all :)

Though that could be the depression talking. We'll see.
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Working for the Mandroid
01 January 2015 @ 08:41 am
Goodbye 2014. You had some good and some really really bad. Here's to a better 2015 for everyone :)
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25 December 2014 @ 02:11 pm
For those who celebrate, have a wonderful and joyous day. :)
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27 July 2014 @ 07:01 pm
I just watched the Q&A at Nerd HQ with Jared, Jensen, Misha, and Mark. OMG. That had to be the funniest hour I've had in a LONG time. It was horribly moderated, but man was it hilarious. I'm seriously a Mark Sheppard fan now. That man is amazing. I might want to stab Crowley with a fork, but the actor himself is lovely.

How is it I have no Crowley icon? Shameful.

Anyway, expect some thoughts on the Comic-Con panel and the Nerd HQ Q&A either tonight or tomorrow. I normally avoid spoilers, but it has been such a blast this weekend. So excited for SPN's return in the fall!
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Working for the Mandroid
19 July 2014 @ 07:41 pm
So...I've been very unhappy with the direction Supernatural has taken over the past two seasons, namely Season 8 and 9, but despite my unhappiness, I just might be falling back in love with the show. I haven't talked about it much, but I'm about to now.

(Spoilers for through the end of Season 9 below.)

It's not so much the storyline - I think Carver does a better job at overall arcs than Gamble did, though Gamble was a master at characterization - but Carver's characterization has been horrible. Sam not looking for Dean, not even trying? I had no problem with him trying to start over and escape his pain. That is what Sam does. He runs away. I don't buy that he never looked. We saw that Dean was looking in Season 6. A throw away line or a flashback of Sam giving up would have done it for me. Then when Dean was super upset over the whole thing, they could have revealed that Sam had tried.

In Season 9, we had Sam possessed by Gadriel. Not a terrible idea, but poorly executed. Again, I had issues with Sam's characterization in that he just decided he wanted to live in the S8 finale when he and Dean had that great moment before the angels fell. And then all of a sudden he wants to die? I can't make sense of that. It was just a poor excuse to have Dean do whatever it takes to save Sam. Then, in the second half, when we had the cool Mark of Cain arc building up, the brothers acted like they couldn't stand each other. I didn't sign up to watch them be so...cold.

The show has fallen into this bad habit of manufacturing tension between Sam and Dean. Sam didn't look for Dean. Dean took away Sam's agency. But it's not just been Carver. With Gamble, we had Dean kill Amy behind Sam's back. We had Soulless!Sam, though that made more sense. Kripke did it too. The big problem is that as the series has aged, the tension has moved from something organic to inorganic. It doesn't work. Why not have a season with Sam embracing the Men of Letters and Dean more aligned with Hunters? We saw crazy MOL collector. Could Sam become THAT obsessed? You could easily use their different personalities to highlight this split and show how much stronger they are when they work together. This past season, the possessed!Sam could have opened up some interesting doors - even though I was sour on the idea because I prefer Dean aligned with heaven (I blame fanfic). Spending more time on Sam's awareness of Dean's descent and heck, even making Dean's unraveling a little more coherent would have worked.

Anyway, it sounds like I'm ranting. In many ways I am. This is my show. This, apparently, will always be my show, surpassing the love I've had for Star Wars and X-Files and SG-1 combined. So I've been upset when I see the potential wasted and I sit in front of the TV anxious what more damage will be done to the characters in the name of tension and drama.

But these past two months, I've been thinking about the remaining potential in the show. I think about how invested the cast and crew still are. I've thought about some of the valid problems I've had, and maybe the not so valid ones. I am not a writer on the show. I can't will the show to take the direction I want. I have to let go and just watch. I can't control everything.

I've been rewatching old episodes and remembering just how much I love the family themes in the show, the themes of sacrifice and love and doing the right thing. I really still do love this show and I'm excited for when Season 10 begins in October. Seriously, this new season could be amazing. Then again, I could be fooled again.

Do I think everything will be perfect? No. I've been burned too much by false hope before. But I still do have some hope. Cautious hope? Whatever happens, I know that this show will always have a place in my heart and that I won't give up on it until I have no more hope to spare.

Even if I am all alone.
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