werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Well, to explain this I first have to point out that we were told that our attic is getting new insulation in, so we needed to have it cleared out in order for them to be able to get in and actually do  what they had to do. Right. Moving on. The attic is where I stashed a lot of my stuff when it became clear I needed space for my books, and the big table that I used to hide my uni books and use as a computer table. (Seriously, I need to take pictures, it's not massive, but for the size of my room it's pretty big.) But yeah, the news about the attic meant that - obviously - we needed to bring everything done.

Now, mostly, what I had stashed up there was my childhood plush collection, apart from a few which are scattered around my room (and my favourite which sits on my bed beside my old, old bear). So, I bring them all down, and spend a good while sorting through these plushies. Which are mostly beanie babies, I will admit. 

But, the point of the thing here - in amongst all the beanies were notes (yes I always makes notes) about the epic story I used to have set up for these guys. And believe me, this is the stuff of sagas I'm talking about here. So ... anyone who is actually amused by my weird action figure stories ... anyone wanna see the epic beanie storyline?
werepuppyblack: (Power Rangers)
  • In the timeline that Tommy and Kat are married in; Venjix never manages to raise the Earth because that is the great cause Zordon sacrifices himself for.
  • The Time Lords really hate Zordon
  • IF - and this is a big if - RPM is somehow the between space between SPD and Time Force, then the mutants are the result of the radiation vauded by Venjix. This would also suggest that it's a fixed point in time, explaining why the Doctor didn't interfere, and why Time Force didn't send anyone back to help fight against the menace. Yeah, I've got a lot of RPM theories now that I'm slowly working my way through the series
  • Venjix is that dude from the Machine Empire
  • 20th Anniversary Team Up is going to be epic. And will most likely have Tommy, Adam, Bulk and Skull.
  • Skull is a cop.
  • Zordon never planned for the Ranger team to change during Turbo, but he DID want the Rangers to pick out a new team for Andros.
  • Generally relating to why Rangers always seem to be teens/early twenties - the younger you are; the better your body can handle the power. HOWEVER, you need to have at least started to enter puberty, as the changes your body goes through then help to ease the use of the Power.
  • Tommy is in serious need to therapy due to all the crap the seems to happen to him. Fighting Spirit was just a tiny hint of it - he's had so many colour changess, he needs to rely on the Power because being without it will kill him.
  • Adam is a Batman like figure, who just happens to write awesome stories. He is also commissioned - ironically - to write stories about the Power Rangers. He's also one of the few ex-Rangers who isn't in need of some kind of therapy.
  • Bulk and Skull were able to work out the Ranger teams by working back from the Space team. In retrospect, they often wondered why they didn't find it glaringly obvious in the first place.
  • The original Rangers (Mighty Morphin', with some Zeo) have met every Ranger team by accident. The newer teams are always suprised that they can take down the footsoldiers unmorphed. The older Rangers are always surprised the newer teams can't.
  • Another RPM one - there are other Rangers out there fighting. It's just that Venjix is blocking any messages the Cornith team could get from them. Dr K doesn't know about them because the Earth based ones come from the Animarium and Rootcore.
  • If RPM is the "in-between" of SPD and Time Force, then all the Rangers in RPM are descended from previous Rangers. Cop out? Yeah, probably. On the other hand, anyone want to suggest that the Mystic Mother - being safe in her dimension - wouldn't intefere like that? 
werepuppyblack: (Default)
Eloquent title, isn't it?

Well, due to the fact that the weather meant no buses which meant I couldn't get in for my exam today, I had a lot of free time. Obviously, instead of studying for my exam on Friday, I chose to spend this time rewatching episodes of Glee. During this rewatching, I came to a conclusion: I only care about Rachel's various ships.

Not to say that I don't want to see the other characters happy in whatever type of relationship suits them best - though people need to have words with Santana and Puck about their promiscuity at their age - but when it comes to Rachel, well, her relationships seem to define her. In that she changes. Her actual characterisation can change when she's in a relationship.

This is not a good thing.

So, I decided, let's look at the three main "ships"  for Rachel, and I'll explain what I like/dislike about them. And yeah, this is all just my opinion done purely because I noticed how much Rachel changes. I actually do give a damn about the other's relationships, they just don't seem as ... obviously changing the character as Rachel's do. Oh, and for this we'll be looking at the canon only pairings. As much as I like the fandom-created pairings, its in show evidence I'm looking at.

We good with that? Great, let's begin.
Info under cut )
 
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Yes, I've been meaning to do these for a few episodes this season, but I decided this would be the episode I begin on again. As with last season, well, due to my thoughts I'm going to avoid cross-posting to different comms on the basis that ... well I don't want constantly flamed for my views. That being said, here we go.
Lots of review ramblings under cut )

So TL;DR: I liked the episode, I think the bullying saga is a smart move, and frankly this has been some of the best writing since the first 13. Let's see what happens next week, shall we?
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
... Why do I keep seeing the dad as being played by Terence Maynard? Apart from the fact that he's freakin' awesome.

For Carter, if they decided to age up, I could see him being played by Daniel Anthony, but if they actually go by book age ... I don't really know. Maybe Jaden Smith, 'cause kid's a good actor, and I could buy him in the role. Having said that, when I read the book, it's Daniel Anthony I see as Carter so who knows?

For Sadie ... I'll admit I don't actually have a mental mind image for Sadie. But I did some snooping, and I kind of like Antonia Thomas as Sadie. Again, I don't know why - and I've no idea who I'd cast as the book age Sadie, but ... yeah. I know Antonia doesn't fit the book description, but I like her as the character. I think she'd do the role justice.

Amos, of course, there was no competition. Only Noel Clarke could fit a role that cool.

Yeah... so far I've only got the Kane Family in my head. I'll come up with the others later.
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck is not convinced by this p)
Just been rewatching the latest episode of the show, and ... well ... I'm confused.

Spoilers so ... cut! )
werepuppyblack: (Power Rangers)
I shall start by first stating: I am going on my limited knowledge of this show, as much as I ... veer on whether or not I actually like the premise behind this series, I do like the series. But yeah, my thinking. It's a simple, simple thought really.

If this series has 90% of the Earth being razed, what about the Animarium and Rootcore? One's a floating island about the Earth which has no technology on it, and the other is in a parallel dimension. In theory, shouldn't they be able to get help from there? Or the Doctor, cause Lost Galaxy showed they exist in the same universe... Unless this is the Turn Left 'verse.

(And yes, I know that at the moment RPM is considered an alternative universe to the main Power Rangers 'verse (seriously, why isn't an expanded universe for this like there is for Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who?), but Ninja Storm, Lightspeed and SPD were all considered outside the canon of the main series at one point, and eventually written in, so it's not totally impossible that could happen for RPM.

So ... yeah. Any thoughts on why the two 'not actually on this earth' places of power weren't coming to the resuce? Are we meant to believe that when the badness happened, those Rangers weren't able to get back, and reclaim their powers to let them help? ... Cause ... y'know ... pretty weak.

... Anyone got a theory on this? 
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck is not convinced by this p)
Sooo... Have been having thoughts about True Blood. Am just going to bullet point them. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. Be warned
SPOILER CUT )I do probably have more thoughts but I'm trying to wait to see how this upcoming ep is gonna go.
werepuppyblack: (Power Rangers)
Okay, so I have been watching Power Rangers: Wild Force over the past few days. I have come to the following conclusions:
My thoughts under the cut )
werepuppyblack: (We Will Rock You)
Sort of continuing on from Know Your Enemy, and will be of interest to two, maybe three people.

So, I've been wondering why the fic came out the way that it did, and while conversing with one of my favourite Rock You authors (Thessaly, y'all better go read her stuff, including the new Patron Saint, cause girl is epic!) it came into my head, and yeah, I fond of this idea:

St Jimmy is an alternative personality of Galileo.Figaro.

Now, I don't think I mean Dissociative Identity Disorder, because well, Galileo's situation is rather unique. However, I do think he's probably been diganosed with it a good few times in his life. But how to explain it.

How did Jimmy come about? Well, Galileo created him. Sort of. As a kid, he imagined up this tougher version of himself, only problem is this tougher version stuck around. Galileo is in charge nearly all of the time. He's the "light" side, idealistic and cheerful, and filled with a hope that's somewhat childlike in the fact that he's never given it up. Why is this the ruling half? Because he doesn't want to be Jimmy all the time. Jimmy is the "dark" side of Galileo. Jimmy is all rage and hate, with a "screw this world, it screwed me" attitude to life.

Now, I emphasised that Galileo doesn't want to be Jimmy all the time. I think Galileo's aware of this side of him, and tries to avoid him coming out. That's not to say Jimmy's all bad, no, Jimmy's the confident bad-ass rocker people wish they could be. He's the side that would look at the guys who want to kick the crap out of him, smirk, and say "bring it." Fool hardy? Oh, most assuredly, but we have to admit, he is pretty cool.

Then comes the overlapping factors. Both Galileo and Jimmy can be egotistical, it tends to be one of the moments the two personalities are just the one. As I've said, Galileo is the more idealistic side, thus more open to the happier things in life. Does Jimmy make himself known here? Actually yeah, he's here when Galileo gets frustrated and angry with Scaramouche, so much so he can't help but snap at her. Jimmy loves her too, y'know.

I do have more ideas for this, but I'm realising how uncomphrendable this is starting to seem. Congrats if you understand what I'm getting at. If not .. don't worry, the next chapter of Know Your Enemy should make it a bit clearer

werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
News Source Here

Okay, do I even need to get into the fail of this?
spoiler cut )
werepuppyblack: (All the World's A Stage)
So, this one will be a little odder compared to a lot of my memes, cause this one is simpler. What influences you? Now, as a lot of you will know, I am a fantasy and sci fi geek, but there were a lot of influences on my life that led to my current tastes and styles so ... let's evaluate, shall we?

influences under cut )

... I actually can't think what else to add right now. But there you go, some of what makes up my many influences. I'll probably add to this if anymore come to me.
werepuppyblack: (The Life of Action Figures)
How dare it start to snow this morning!

... Yeah, I know I can't control the weather, and that I just made myself sound like a diva, but snow = bad time for the bus I get to and from uni.

Hopefully it'll stay off so I can home without complications today.

So Doctor Who on Saturday, and new figure due out soon, hopefully. Mentioned this to the Doctor figures, and Ten went and locked himself in the wardrobe. The Master was very amused by it all, but Nine pulled him out eventually. There was a little intervention with them all after that

Four: I understand perfectly where you're coming from old boy, after all, have you seen Six?

Six: Oh ha-bloody-ha. 

Nine: ... Are we sure these are my past regenerations? And that he **cut to Ten whimpering in the corner** is my future self?

Side note: anyone got any recommendations for something fun to do over the Easter Weekend, that doesn't invole Ashes to Ashes or Doctor Who, cause I've planned to watch those anyway, but leaves enough time for Mass.

Side, side note: Must make sure I'm not in uni on Good Friday, otherwise that's gonna make getting to the mass really sort of awkward
werepuppyblack: (Default)
So I find myself in my boredom today - knowing I should start my psychology essay (still haven't chosen a question) - watching the classic 70's comedy Please, Sir!. It's an ITV production (under London Weekend Television) and ran for 52 episodes between '68 - '72. Which may make you wonder why I - a child of the '90's - am watching it. Well, I used to watch the repeated episodes on Bravo with my dad, and got given the boxset for Christmas after I'd said how much I liked it.

The casting is - as with most of the older sitcoms - pretty well done. I kind of adore Joan Sanderson as Doris Ewell, the strict but fair deputy-head teacher. She really fits the role so very perfectly. Having said that, the lead actor John Alderton as Bernard "Privet" Hedges is also damn well cast, making use of his comedic talent to the full. Eric Chitty as Smithy is just downright adorable. I wish I had these types of teachers back at school.

The story lines for the show are pretty simple, but play out well, creating a sweet kind of charm. This show is a great example of attitudes at the time actually, particuarly in relation to school, and continuing education. If I chose to look at education in History - something which, again, interests me - this show would be on my lists of examples. There's also episodes dealing with the ideas of racism and that the upcoming generation - the "kids" of the show - don't necessarily get the point of why their parents take issue the way they do. It's well put, and cleverly thought out. I really adore this show.

Actuallly, it's this show (with some early Grange Hill) that kind of lends to my fascination with the idea of writing something set in a secondary modern. If I wanted it to be a period piece, though, I'd need to do a lot of research, and while that does hold some interest for me, I kind of like the idea of clashing the classic of the secondary moderns with the modern of technology. Eh, just one of those things I guess.

Also, over the past few weeks, I've been getting back into the Spider-Girl series. Spider-Girl is, in short, pretty damn awesome as well. My favourite characters so far are the title Spider-Girl herself, Mayday Parker - obviously - and Darkdevil/Reily Tyne. I won't spoil the series but I will say this: if you didn't know certain pieces of information ... well ... there would be a lot of fic about those two.

Actually, little things like what I'm thinking of never stop the fic writers. Anyone actually know any Spider-Girl comm/where I could find fic. I'm interested in seeing what's out there.
werepuppyblack: (Alice - I knew a girl)
Yes, I should be doing the essay that's due on Wednesday. Believe me, I've been sitting since I got up this morning trying to do this essay, but it's just not coming to me. Anyways, while I work I always have to have something on - my own noise to block out any others. Usually its musicals. So I went over to my shelf and found my copy of the show All the Small Things.

If you don't know, it's basically a show set in the North of England about two rival choirs, and the lead up to a choral competition. Like a lot of British written shows, it's very understated at times, with a lot of the emphasis being on character interaction rather than the overarching plot (Doctor Who is a special exception to the general rule). It's very awesome, and Glee reminds me of it at times. Except AtST has actual choir like musical arrangments. And doesn't autotune all it's singers. Also: Bryan Dick. And, on a side note, new find of Kirstian Kiehling, but yeah, Bryan Dick

But yeah, it also puts me in mind of an old tv show, Out of Tune. I don't know why though, cause the choir in that is meant to be deliberately bad, but still, it was awesome and from when kid's tv was awesome. Since the BBC are not cashing in on the Glee popularity, and releasing the fun on dvd, if anyone has any clips of it, I will love you forever!

So ... erm ... yeah. Basically, I am a saddo who gets entertained by people singing prettily.