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So... I've given Merlin a bit of thought, lately, and - bearing in mind I still haven't seen all of season 3 - I think I've got an idea about what turned it from a must-see, entrancing series into something I can take or leave and - subsequently - primarily leave.

And... I'd better put this behind a cut... )

Well. That was my two... dollars. What do you think?
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 Stargate has always had a close relationship with the story of Oz. The Wizard of Oz has been referenced many times in the show, and the PTB's themselves, has frequently hinted at a relationship between the Wizard of Oz and Stargate.

But is a comparison as simple as all that? Is it so simple, that Sam Carter, being the only female on the show is Dorothy? Is Jack O'Neill really the Scarecrow without a brain? Is Daniel the cowardly lion (as he was in '200')? And is Teal'c a given as the Tin Man?

As you've probably already realized - I don't think it's that simple.


Anyway... that's just how I feel about it. What do you think?
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So... I'm hoping it's still Friday somewhere. I had a very long Friday at work, where we did a Harry Potter-thing for children. Turned one of our libraries into a beautiful Hogwarts, complete with great hall, banners hanging from the rafters and all. It was awesome - and the  kids had great fun.

Anyway... here's todays offering for Fan Friday:
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... so I'm really really bad at updating this blog. So this marks the first fan friday, which will hopefully be something fan-related every friday.

Today, it's going to be how I feel about Unending.


Me? I'd have preferred a 'back to basics' episode. With SG-1 going through the gate, meeting interesting Aliens, solving their problem (or getting  in trouble and getting back out of trouble), having a ball. And yes, then you could've gone the cheap route, and having it all been Jack's dream, as he's going to the SGC. Wake him up as they arrive, and then have him go down to stand in the control-room, as SG-1's gearing up for a real mission, bantering about what interesting aliens they'll meet on this unexplored planet. And then end as they walk up the ramp, through the 'gate - and Jack'll be behind them, watching.

See? 2 minutes, and I've come up with something I think is better by far. Because I used to love the old-style SG-1. Loved them exploring strange new worlds. Loved Jack in the center of it all. Because while I can buy Daniel being the central character in Stargate, I'm still partial to Jack-as-Dorothy. The one who goes out and finds new friends, who takes on a quest - not only for himself, but for his new-found friends as well (getting Sha're back? Freeing the Jaffa?).  And I think that to have a last episode of SG-1 with no sign of and no mention of Jack is... a crime.

...sorry, but that's just how I feel about it. What do you think?
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Okay. This is... something. Don't know what to call it, really, except it's something I tend to do more or less consciously when I start burying myself in a new fandom.

This time, it's Gibbs, the wives and everything - in an attempt to explain what I see as inconsistencies in the way Gibbs is portrayed.


Where did this come from, you ask? I have no idea. It's written with season 2 in mind, but having just finished season 3, I see nothing to contradict it - on the contrary.

Incidentally, I know a lot of Gibbs/DiNozzo-fans out there don't like season 3, and I don't get it. I love their interaction in a lot of episodes - and I'm going to be writing about it - at length - when I get to watch again.

The one thing I cannot abide in season 3... is Jen. Madam Director. Jeez. It's like watching SGA, again, and Weir's unprofessional and annoying crush on Sheppard. Only here it's Sheppard's unprofessional and annoying crush on Gibbs that irks me muchly. And, seriously, what's with all the flashback-sex? In fact, I have to admit, it was those scenes that made me write this, in an attempt to fit that in with the mental image I'm making of Gibbs.

So, anyway, comment away :-D
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Yeah, okay, so this is probably not going to be as coherent as it could be - deal with it.

It started out as a response to this post: Writing responsible fanfic

And then I kept writing, and writing and... figured I'd better move it here.

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Well this is going to be cut for length, so...

Cut )



Would you believe I've been trying to post this ting for the past 2 weeks? *shakes fist at lj*
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I've been watching SG-1 with a friend of mine (yes, I've been corrupting her since I sat her down and showed her that Buffy was more than just another stupid teenage-show), and of course, my own slashy favorites has been shining through.

Still, it was through no prodding of mine she noticed that the Sam/Jack chemistry is pretty much non-existant in Threads - which is unfortunate, given the scene we were watching at the time was the very moving hug "I'll always be there for you"-scene at Jacob's deathbed.

So I got to thinking. And then I got to watching. And you know what I noticed?

I noticed that RDA and AT actually has pretty decent chemistry going on behind the scenes. And that's just plain odd.

So suddenly, my friends question whether or not they were directed that way, became a lot more relevant, and a lot less straightforward.

I can't believe that RDA and AT are being directed to show less attraction - given how much the show tries to force Jack/Sam on us.

So... maybe this is all just rationalizing why I don't like the Jack/Sam romance being shoved down my throat...

Maybe it's just that I like to keep ships and pairings out of the conventional canon and allow people's minds to roam freely.

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