danagryphon: (Yuletide)
... let me show them to you. I wanted to wait until all the author reveals happened so I can give proper credit where it's due.

So every holiday season, I participate in a couple of fanfiction exchanges. This year, it was [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa, [livejournal.com profile] multifan_gift, and [livejournal.com profile] yuletide.

[livejournal.com profile] sga_santa is a Secret Santa exchange for the Stargate Atlantis fandom. This is my first year participating (since I just spent this past year getting caught up on the series), and sadly, the last year the exchange is being run. It had a good run of 10 years. And given the turnout for it's closing night performance, it certainly ended strong. I wrote my first dialogue-only fic as my gift, and it was well received (and a LOT of fun to right). My first foray into writing SGA fic, but I have a feeling it won't be my last.

Anyway, my gift was Consequences by the ever-fabulous [livejournal.com profile] tarlanx. She and I have collaborated a several times now on various big bangs, and I LOVE her writing style (and she's also a very talented artist). The story is deliciously angsty, both from the action of the plot and the internal conflicts of the characters. I highly recommend it if you are a McShep fan.

[livejournal.com profile] multifan_gift was another new exchange for me this year, mostly because it allowed both fic and art to be given as gifts. My receipient requested wallpapers, and picked Game of Thrones as one of the fandoms. I had a lot of fun making my gift, stretching my artistic muscles.

In return, I got a fabulous Walking Dead fic AND fanmix! Shards of the Mind by [livejournal.com profile] dunderklumpen is Carol-centric with a side of Daryl/Carol (which I ship SO HARD). I love character studies, and Carol has such a rich and angst-filled backstory that presents so many possibilities. This one touches on a lot of aspects of her struggles, and how Daryl fills in the small cracks of her life. And a fanmix! I love mixes, and this one has a lot of great songs that really bring the feelz. And the images for the covers are A-MAZING.

This was my fourth year doing [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, probably the biggest and best-known fanfic exchange. Last year, however, was very disappointing. I got matched to someone and hit on two fandoms. However, his likes/dislikes for stories was pretty much diametrically opposed to what I like to write. Still, I wrote something that fit his request, which was received with very lukewarm feedback. I wrote two other stories last year—a pinch hit and a madness treat—and felt very accomplished with what I'd done. Then I got my gift. Ugh. The person paid no attention whatsoever to my likes/dislikes and basically, gave me a lump of coal. Still, I tried to be optimistic and participate again. Only to get matched to the SAME GUY as my recipient again. I almost defaulted immediately (and should have). But I soldiered on, thinking I could still do this. Well, it never gelled, and I ended up defaulting at the last minute. Which I feel awful about, and will make me ineligible to participate next year unless I write something for the New Years Resolution collection before next signup.

And then I got my own gift. I was a little concerned, because I saw my own name come across the pinch-hit list (which means my original author defaulted). But OMG, was it an awesome gift. Night Terrors by [livejournal.com profile] flyakate is a Grimm case-fic that is so well done, it could easily be an episode. The guys encounter a new type of Wesen, and have to figure out how to take it down. Receiving such a fantastic gift made me feel even more guilty about having defaulted, but then I decided I would consider it payback for last year. :)

So all in all, it was a good holiday in my fandom world. Thanks to all my thoughtful, talented authors and artists!
danagryphon: (Smallfandomlove)
A couple of weeks ago, I finished watching all of Stargate: Atlantis on Amazon Prime. It was a fabulous series, McKay was just a wonderful character with tons of foibles who was amusing, annoying, touching, and awesome while remaining completely sympathetic and likeable. All the characters were great, in fact, and it was fun to see the SG-1 characters who got rotated through. Good to see Woolsey get to do more than he did in SG-1, which was a waste of Robert Picardo's talent. And of course, Samantha Carter (serious fangirl crush). Oh oh, and Jewel Staite! She was just so adorable.

Anyway, I then tried to give Stargate: Universe a go, to round out the entire franchise, but I just couldn't do it. Aside from Eli, I couldn't STAND any of the characters, and the constant gloom on the set just gave me a headache. Which again, is a shame, because I was really looking forward to see Robert Carlysle, because I enjoy him so much on OUAT. But egad, SGU just SUCKED. I guess there is a reason it only ran, what? 2 seasons?

Since then, I've been kicking around trying to decide what to tackle next. I'm in the middle of S2 of Lost, but that needs to be taken in small doses. I watched the S3 DVDs of 6M$M that hubby got me a while ago, but all that did is make me wish for the rest of the seasons on DVD already. I watched S1 of Falling Skies on Amazon Prime, and I'm really looking forward to watching S2 on Prime so I can watch S3 live.

But for today, I want something different, so I'm giving Farscape a try. Yes, it's amazing the number of SF series from the '90s and '00s I just missed completely, what with kids and divorce and parental death and major depression, and all that crap. Anyway, I was really psyched for it because of two of the actors being on later seasons of SG-1. Ben Browder in particular, is a lovely piece of eye candy, and does suffering so well. Well, I'm 20 minutes into the pilot and I LOVE IT ALREADY. Claudia Black is deliciously bad-assed. And Ben Browder is already doing the aforementioned lovely suffering. And I've got FOUR SEASONS to watch! WOOHOO!
danagryphon: (writing)
I'm really rocking Workflowy these days to keep track of all the challenges for fanfic and fanart that I've signed up for. And I love the export feature so I can copy it into other venues. I also have another folder on it to keep track of SCA projects.

So here's what I'm up to these days:

- RareWomen Fanfic Exchange
      - [COMPLETE] REVEALED 5/4
- SPNBigPretzel Spring Fanfic Exchange
      - [COMPLETE] POSTING 5/2: ART: Survey Says
      - POSTING 5/12: ART: The Code
      - POSTING 5/14: FIC: What The World Needs Now (1k word min)
- Waywardmixes (Round 15 Theme: Heroes and Villains)
      - DUE 5/20: MIX: Ain't No Hero [Daryl Dixon]
- SmallFandomFest
      - CLOSES 7/31: I have my eye on several prompts, for either art or fic
- SPNJ2BigBang
      - ART: Claiming starts 5/4, Due 6/1, Posting starts 6/5: there are 2 Bobby-centric stories I have my eye on
- SciFiBigBang (haven't signed up yet, depends on what the story previews look like)
      - ART: Claiming starts 7/1, Due 8/15, Posting starts 8/20
- DeanCasBigBang
      - FIC: Drafts due 8/15; 10K or 20K words (upgrade by 7/15)
      - ART: Claiming starts 8/20, Due 9/28, Posting starts 10/1

I'm also considering starting a comm for a Walking Dead Big Bang (or reverse bang). Running that would be a new and interesting challenge...
danagryphon: (Xena)
I did another fandom pimp over at [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest, this time for Cleopatra 2525. I was glad to finally get this one slipped in under the deadline (today), since the last round, I signed up to pimp it and then defaulted when my life hit the skids this summer.

But in case you never heard of the show, here's a pic from it:

Hel, Cleo, Sarge

Yes, that's Gina Torres on the left, being bad-ass before she was famous for being bad-ass Zoe on Firefly.

( Anyway, follow the fake cut to the pimp )

Snarky, gorgeous, strong women kicking butt in skimpy outfits. What's not to love?
danagryphon: (Yule Triquetra)
I finished last night watching the first season of American Horror Story off of Amazon Prime. (Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE having a Roku so I can stream free videos on my TV??)

Wow. Just wow. Hard to believe that is by the same guys who created Glee. I love the dark and twisted psychological horror of it. I've also been watching the new season Asylum on Demand (because I already record two shows at the same time on Wednesday), and it's even more intense. Just a great bit of storytelling all around.

Next up on the Roku is S2 of BBC's Sherlock. Her Laurelness showed me the first couple of eps of S1 when she had bought them on Amazon (before they came up for free with Prime), and I had heard friends raving about it for ages. It is a series that I have to watch with close attention, though, so I even went and rewatched those couple of eps when I finished up S1. May even watch it again before I start S2; it's that kind of show where you see more each time you watch it. My holiday hiatus is going to be well spent and well entertained, instead of pining for shows that won't start again until mid-Jan or early Feb.

I've been rewatching some Quantum Leap episodes to help me get into a fic I'm writing, so stay tuned for that to be posted eventually. I'm also hoping to still get a couple of treats written for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, and then after that due date passes, start in earnest on my [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang story.

Writing productivity has dropped off again mostly due to exhaustion. Which is probably due to anemia. Which is because I don't take my iron and other vitamins regularly. Which is because they make me nauseous. I take them at night right before I go to bed (on the theory that I'll sleep through feeling bleh) , but still wake up in the morning feeling queasy. I suppose the secret may be to take them at dinner time or something, so that I have some food in there to buffer. The other exhaustion factor may be that I need to change my pillows or pillow arrangement. I wake times these days with a sore neck, so I something is going on with how I sleep. Or may be part of the general "all my joints hurt all the time" thing I've got going. Sucks growing old, but it's better than the alternative, as they say.

The younger boy had his choral winter concert last night, and did a good job singing. Maybe we'll have some time over the holidays to sing Glee Karaoke on the Wii together.

This weekend suddenly got VERY busy. Two party invites for Saturday (one afternoon, one evening, so I can do both) plus the Shire Yule celebration on Sunday, for which I am making both a whole turkey as well as turkey croquettes. But the boy's new garb is now done except for putting buttons on it, so he may actually have it for Sunday. Which is good because it's got a BIG Yule color scheme going.
danagryphon: (Jaime)
No, not Austin Powers.

Hubby got me the second season DVD set of the Six Million Dollar Man last night.

Bell Bottoms and Chest Hair and Wide-Collar Leisure Suits, baby!

Say what you will about Lee Majors (and his... ahem... acting ability), but the dude made a great action hero. And the show had some amazingly imaginative plot lines. And the special effects were state of the art for tv in the day.

It's a show that has held up well with time, and is still as good as I remember from my childhood. I can't wait until the rest of the seasons are available.
danagryphon: (Xena)
I'm getting caught up on watching Revolution using On Demand. Ok, first, NBC, you SUCK! Unlike other stations, NBC shows on demand can't be fastforwarded, and if you stop the show in the middle, it resets it to the beginning with no resume. Unfortunately, I"m stuck using On Demand because I forgot to set up recording the series on the DVR.

Anyway, I'm now on the most recent episode.

WTF is up with Kripke and fridging female characters (we are now at 2 and counting)??!! OMG. Among the SPN fandom, he's infamous for killing off female characters with completely meaningless deaths. Even Jo and Ellen... Really, Kripke, really? In the end, they died for absofreakinglutely nothing.

I had high hopes for Revolution, since it looked at the beginning like the show was going to be about a strong, independent female protagonist. Except she's really starting to take a backseat to all the complex, mysterious, bad-ass menfolk. There are a couple of other female characters who have the potential to be interesting (although both are really only there as potential love interests to the mysterious, complex menfolk), so I'm really just waiting to see how soon they end up in the fridge, too.

Kripke must have a walk-in or something, because otherwise, that thing would be awfully full by now. I mean, come on. If nerdy software guy outlives any more of the female characters, I might almost start thinking Kripke's got a serious complex.

I've heard a lot of opinions about the show sucking, and I guess I'm still watching with undying optimism (and I did LOVE the hattip to The Stand a couple of eps back). The first half of the first season of SPN was kinda slow and awkward, too, but then it took off. Maybe this one will do the same.

It would just be nice if some of the interesting female characters could still be there when it does.
danagryphon: (Xena)
I'm getting caught up on watching Revolution using On Demand. Ok, first, NBC, you SUCK! Unlike other stations, NBC shows on demand can't be fastforwarded, and if you stop the show in the middle, it resets it to the beginning with no resume. Unfortunately, I"m stuck using On Demand because I forgot to set up recording the series on the DVR.

Anyway, I'm now on the most recent episode.

WTF is up with Kripke and fridging female characters (we are now at 2 and counting)??!! OMG. Among the SPN fandom, he's infamous for killing off female characters with completely meaningless deaths. Even Jo and Ellen... Really, Kripke, really? In the end, they died for absofreakinglutely nothing.

I had high hopes for Revolution, since it looked at the beginning like the show was going to be about a strong, independent female protagonist. Except she's really starting to take a backseat to all the complex, mysterious, bad-ass menfolk. There are a couple of other female characters who have the potential to be interesting (although both are really only there as potential love interests to the mysterious, complex menfolk), so I'm really just waiting to see how soon they end up in the fridge, too.

Kripke must have a walk-in or something, because otherwise, that thing would be awfully full by now. I mean, come on. If nerdy software guy outlives any more of the female characters, I might almost start thinking Kripke's got a serious complex.

I've heard a lot of opinions about the show sucking, and I guess I'm still watching with undying optimism (and I did LOVE the hattip to The Stand a couple of eps back). The first half of the first season of SPN was kinda slow and awkward, too, but then it took off. Maybe this one will do the same.

It would just be nice if some of the interesting female characters could still be there when it does.
danagryphon: (Xena)
What is it with me and old, tiny, obscure fandoms?

I'm almost done with my latest PotA story, hoping to post the final chapter tomorrow or this weekend. Now, the sad thing is, compared to some of the other fandoms I'm into lately, this 14-episode show that aired almost 30 years ago is huge and sprawling. Even though I seem to be the only person writing new stories right now, every now and then a new one will show up, and there is actually a nice little collection of old fanfics archived by my friend [livejournal.com profile] kassidy62.

My next big project is writing a story (or two) for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang. Now this is a challenge that REQUIRES the fandoms to be small. But there is small and then there is MICRO. One of the fandoms I really want to write in for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang is Space: 1999. I'm currently doing a rewatch of it. I have S2 on DVD, but I'm watching S1 on YouTube. If you aren't familiar with the show, the two seasons are practically different shows. Huge chunks of the cast where replaced between the two seasons, with entirely new characters, and no explanation of what happened to the old ones or where these new ones had been the first year. S1 was all about the science/mystery/adventure of space and aliens, while S2 focused much more the human drama of the Alphans. Anyway, my favorite characters are from S2, Tony Verdeschi (the new security chief) and an alien shapeshifter they pick up on the first episode named Maya. What I'd like to do is find a plot that captures the sense of wonder of S1, but using the characters from S2, specifically centered on Tony and Maya.

The only problem is, the bunnies are all hiding from me. I have no ideas for the story.

I'm hoping a rewatch will spark something. One thought I had in re-watching S1 is that maybe I'll find an event there that it would be interesting to do from Tony's POV, since he was never even seen until S2. But that would exclude Maya, since we see her arrival at the Moonbase in S2:E1.

My fallback story (as I said, I still hope to do both) is to write a Terra Nova story involving sentient dinosaurs. The other fandom I had signed up with as a possibility was the original Bionic Woman (still juiced over the rewatch of that this spring, unlike the disappointment that the Logan's Run series proved to be). In the meantime, [livejournal.com profile] yuletide also features small fandoms, but of course, that is much more of a crap shoot since I'll get matched to a recipient based on their requested fandoms (last year, the only fandom I had in common with my assigned recipient was The Walking Dead, but that turned out pretty cool). But that's part of the fun of that exchange is that you never know what you are going to end up with!

So stay tuned for updates
danagryphon: (Xena)
What is it with me and old, tiny, obscure fandoms?

I'm almost done with my latest PotA story, hoping to post the final chapter tomorrow or this weekend. Now, the sad thing is, compared to some of the other fandoms I'm into lately, this 14-episode show that aired almost 30 years ago is huge and sprawling. Even though I seem to be the only person writing new stories right now, every now and then a new one will show up, and there is actually a nice little collection of old fanfics archived by my friend [livejournal.com profile] kassidy62.

My next big project is writing a story (or two) for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang. Now this is a challenge that REQUIRES the fandoms to be small. But there is small and then there is MICRO. One of the fandoms I really want to write in for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang is Space: 1999. I'm currently doing a rewatch of it. I have S2 on DVD, but I'm watching S1 on YouTube. If you aren't familiar with the show, the two seasons are practically different shows. Huge chunks of the cast where replaced between the two seasons, with entirely new characters, and no explanation of what happened to the old ones or where these new ones had been the first year. S1 was all about the science/mystery/adventure of space and aliens, while S2 focused much more the human drama of the Alphans. Anyway, my favorite characters are from S2, Tony Verdeschi (the new security chief) and an alien shapeshifter they pick up on the first episode named Maya. What I'd like to do is find a plot that captures the sense of wonder of S1, but using the characters from S2, specifically centered on Tony and Maya.

The only problem is, the bunnies are all hiding from me. I have no ideas for the story.

I'm hoping a rewatch will spark something. One thought I had in re-watching S1 is that maybe I'll find an event there that it would be interesting to do from Tony's POV, since he was never even seen until S2. But that would exclude Maya, since we see her arrival at the Moonbase in S2:E1.

My fallback story (as I said, I still hope to do both) is to write a Terra Nova story involving sentient dinosaurs. The other fandom I had signed up with as a possibility was the original Bionic Woman (still juiced over the rewatch of that this spring, unlike the disappointment that the Logan's Run series proved to be). In the meantime, [livejournal.com profile] yuletide also features small fandoms, but of course, that is much more of a crap shoot since I'll get matched to a recipient based on their requested fandoms (last year, the only fandom I had in common with my assigned recipient was The Walking Dead, but that turned out pretty cool). But that's part of the fun of that exchange is that you never know what you are going to end up with!

So stay tuned for updates
danagryphon: (writing)
So signups for the next round of [Poll #1860411]
danagryphon: (writing)
So signups for the next round of [Poll #1860411]
danagryphon: (Mal Misbehave)
So I pimped John Doe (2002-2003 tv series, yet another Fox Friday night death-slot victim) over on [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest.

Because DAY-UM, I'd totally tap that, wouldn't you?

danagryphon: (Mal Misbehave)
So I pimped John Doe (2002-2003 tv series, yet another Fox Friday night death-slot victim) over on [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest.

Because DAY-UM, I'd totally tap that, wouldn't you?

danagryphon: (Gryph Avatar)
One of OTW's projects is to run Archive of Our Own, a fantastically organized and maintained fanfiction archive that I dearly love. It's my go-to place for posting my own fanfiction, and definitely has a higher ratio of quality to crap than The Pit. It also has a function that allows you to download fanfiction pieces in multiple formats, including for eReaders. So I can load up stories on my Kindle and read them anywhere, even when I can't access the Internet. In addition, they are constantly expanding the types of fan works they can accommodate; art, vids, filks, fanmixes. I love that I can embed fanart that's been created (not by me, lol!) for my story actually into the story.

Anyway, I decided since I love and use AO3 so much, I could spare $10 to donate to their membership drive. That's all it takes to get you a membership for a year. The OTW does so many other things to try to protect fans and fan works, and support the legitimacy of fan works. They even have a peer reviewed scholarly journal. How cool is that?

OTW: By Fans, For Fans. Organization for Transformative Works Membership Drive, April 18-25, 2012. transformativeworks.org
danagryphon: (Gryph Avatar)
One of OTW's projects is to run Archive of Our Own, a fantastically organized and maintained fanfiction archive that I dearly love. It's my go-to place for posting my own fanfiction, and definitely has a higher ratio of quality to crap than The Pit. It also has a function that allows you to download fanfiction pieces in multiple formats, including for eReaders. So I can load up stories on my Kindle and read them anywhere, even when I can't access the Internet. In addition, they are constantly expanding the types of fan works they can accommodate; art, vids, filks, fanmixes. I love that I can embed fanart that's been created (not by me, lol!) for my story actually into the story.

Anyway, I decided since I love and use AO3 so much, I could spare $10 to donate to their membership drive. That's all it takes to get you a membership for a year. The OTW does so many other things to try to protect fans and fan works, and support the legitimacy of fan works. They even have a peer reviewed scholarly journal. How cool is that?

OTW: By Fans, For Fans. Organization for Transformative Works Membership Drive, April 18-25, 2012. transformativeworks.org
danagryphon: (Jaime)
So I've been totally immersed in some old TV shows lately. Hubby got me all 3 seasons of Bionic Woman for my birthday. I'm almost done with S2, and am in love. That show was freakin' amazing. Lindsay Wagner just shined; she was funny, snarky, took no bull from anyone (can you tell I've got a big crush going on?). Yes, some of the plots had huge holes, and some of it was really, really campy, but overall, I'm having a blast watching it again after all these years. The DVD set is well done, too, because they also include all the 6M$M episodes that Jaime appeared in. The two shows had quite a few crossover eps, including several multi-parters that started on one and finished on the other. I'm even beginning to appreciate the way Lee Majors filled out those tight 70's bell-bottoms. I was also a huge fan of 6M$M as a kid, so that might be my next acquisition. But up in S3, Maximillion, the bionic dog!

I also got my Logan's Run (tv series) DVDs on Tuesday. So far, I've managed to watch the pilot and one episode. Yeah, there's a reason it only lasted 14 episodes. The premise and the plots are really creative, the human story is gut-wrenching... or at least, it should be. The potential of the show is totally wasted with bad dialogue, stiff acting (Heather Menzies, really??), and awful special effects (budget, what budget?). But watching it is stimulating all those creative juices I get from old scifi b-movies. And if a show ever cried out to be fixed with fanfic, this one is it. I seem to remember things got better later in the series, and I'm looking forward to seeing the 3 eps that never aired. I love post-apocalyptic dystopian scifi.

Anyway, got lots of writing projects going on now. Two Supernatural stories, and my constant flow of PotA projects continues in between the others. It's going to be a busy spring/summer.
danagryphon: (Jaime)
So I've been totally immersed in some old TV shows lately. Hubby got me all 3 seasons of Bionic Woman for my birthday. I'm almost done with S2, and am in love. That show was freakin' amazing. Lindsay Wagner just shined; she was funny, snarky, took no bull from anyone (can you tell I've got a big crush going on?). Yes, some of the plots had huge holes, and some of it was really, really campy, but overall, I'm having a blast watching it again after all these years. The DVD set is well done, too, because they also include all the 6M$M episodes that Jaime appeared in. The two shows had quite a few crossover eps, including several multi-parters that started on one and finished on the other. I'm even beginning to appreciate the way Lee Majors filled out those tight 70's bell-bottoms. I was also a huge fan of 6M$M as a kid, so that might be my next acquisition. But up in S3, Maximillion, the bionic dog!

I also got my Logan's Run (tv series) DVDs on Tuesday. So far, I've managed to watch the pilot and one episode. Yeah, there's a reason it only lasted 14 episodes. The premise and the plots are really creative, the human story is gut-wrenching... or at least, it should be. The potential of the show is totally wasted with bad dialogue, stiff acting (Heather Menzies, really??), and awful special effects (budget, what budget?). But watching it is stimulating all those creative juices I get from old scifi b-movies. And if a show ever cried out to be fixed with fanfic, this one is it. I seem to remember things got better later in the series, and I'm looking forward to seeing the 3 eps that never aired. I love post-apocalyptic dystopian scifi.

Anyway, got lots of writing projects going on now. Two Supernatural stories, and my constant flow of PotA projects continues in between the others. It's going to be a busy spring/summer.
danagryphon: (writing)
So, hubby got me all three seasons of The Bionic Woman on DVD for my bday. You know, the original one with Lindsay Wagner, from 1976-1978. Jamie Sommers first appearance was actually in 1975 on The Six Million Dollar Man, when the quickly fridged her, but then brought her back sans most of her memories, and gave her a series of her own. (And in fact, the first couple of episodes of the S1 Bionic Woman DVDs are actually 6M$M eps.)

The series was really ground breaking. Once she had her own series, Jamie became the ultimate strong, independent woman. School teacher by day (ok, yeah, that's a little stereotyped), and international spy in her spare time. And although she is often seen dating, and even gets engaged once (maybe twice, I don't remember), she is NEVER defined by her relationships with men. And unlike Wonder Woman, which was airing about the same time, Jamie was not hyper-sexualized, even though she was pretty as all get out (ok, so yeah, I'll admit to a slight crush there)—long limbed, lithe, flat-chested, athletic (she started out as a pro tennis player before her accident). But her personality... wow. Snarky, outspoken, but never mean or bitchy. THAT, folks, is how strong female characters SHOULD be portrayed. Are you listening, Hollywood writers?

I can't wait for us to get reacquainted.

The other small fandom that I expect a resurgence in is Logan's Run. The TV series is FINALLY being released on DVD in April (I've already pre-ordered). I can't WAIT.

Oh, and I found out that there are plans in the works for a reboot of Space: 1999, called Space: 2099. Money quote from a news site:
The goal of our project is not to "replace" or "alter" Space: 1999 or its original memory – our goal is to wonderfully explore some of the great thought-provoking key axioms and notions that gathered and excited people around the original Space: 1999 in the first place. We are very interested in exploring the human condition through compelling individual characters against a backdrop of an epic situation.

Space: 2099's goal is not to attempt to re-tell the specific story of Space: 1999. We are not trying to make some "dark and gritty" version of Space: 1999. There is no reason to re-tell the Space: 1999 story since we already have Space: 1999! However, through our new story and presentation, Space: 2099 hopes to re-kindle and remind fans of those memories of a show from 35 years ago, but more importantly help bring back to all science fiction fans that sense of awe, fear and incredible spectacle that is the unknown, unexplored universe. It is important that we endeavor to bring something new and exciting to the table.

I've had Space: 1999 on DVD for several years now, both seasons. Of course, the original was almost like two different shows between the seasons. I loved the story lines of the first season, which had that sense of awe and wonder, but liked much more the characters and character interactions of the second season. Hopefully the reboot will manage a sweeter marriage of the two, and not mess it up like BSG did (sorry, I never liked the new BSG, it was way too dark and depressing for me).

Anyway, as the first round of [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang draws to a close, I'm already thinking about what I might do for the next round. I'm really anxious to do something for Logan's Run, but John Doe has been languishing in anonymity for so long (I'm scheduled to pimp it on [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest this round). But Jamie is calling to me. MUST LEARN TO WRITE FASTER!!!

I'll probably be starting some LJ comms for these small fandoms, since I haven't been able to find any that exist. The [livejournal.com profile] pota_tv comm has not really taken off yet, because I SUCK at promotion. But it sure would be nice to find other fans for Logan's Run, Bionic Woman, Space: 1999, and John Doe.

I lurves me some small fandoms.
danagryphon: (writing)
So, hubby got me all three seasons of The Bionic Woman on DVD for my bday. You know, the original one with Lindsay Wagner, from 1976-1978. Jamie Sommers first appearance was actually in 1975 on The Six Million Dollar Man, when the quickly fridged her, but then brought her back sans most of her memories, and gave her a series of her own. (And in fact, the first couple of episodes of the S1 Bionic Woman DVDs are actually 6M$M eps.)

The series was really ground breaking. Once she had her own series, Jamie became the ultimate strong, independent woman. School teacher by day (ok, yeah, that's a little stereotyped), and international spy in her spare time. And although she is often seen dating, and even gets engaged once (maybe twice, I don't remember), she is NEVER defined by her relationships with men. And unlike Wonder Woman, which was airing about the same time, Jamie was not hyper-sexualized, even though she was pretty as all get out (ok, so yeah, I'll admit to a slight crush there)—long limbed, lithe, flat-chested, athletic (she started out as a pro tennis player before her accident). But her personality... wow. Snarky, outspoken, but never mean or bitchy. THAT, folks, is how strong female characters SHOULD be portrayed. Are you listening, Hollywood writers?

I can't wait for us to get reacquainted.

The other small fandom that I expect a resurgence in is Logan's Run. The TV series is FINALLY being released on DVD in April (I've already pre-ordered). I can't WAIT.

Oh, and I found out that there are plans in the works for a reboot of Space: 1999, called Space: 2099. Money quote from a news site:
The goal of our project is not to "replace" or "alter" Space: 1999 or its original memory – our goal is to wonderfully explore some of the great thought-provoking key axioms and notions that gathered and excited people around the original Space: 1999 in the first place. We are very interested in exploring the human condition through compelling individual characters against a backdrop of an epic situation.

Space: 2099's goal is not to attempt to re-tell the specific story of Space: 1999. We are not trying to make some "dark and gritty" version of Space: 1999. There is no reason to re-tell the Space: 1999 story since we already have Space: 1999! However, through our new story and presentation, Space: 2099 hopes to re-kindle and remind fans of those memories of a show from 35 years ago, but more importantly help bring back to all science fiction fans that sense of awe, fear and incredible spectacle that is the unknown, unexplored universe. It is important that we endeavor to bring something new and exciting to the table.

I've had Space: 1999 on DVD for several years now, both seasons. Of course, the original was almost like two different shows between the seasons. I loved the story lines of the first season, which had that sense of awe and wonder, but liked much more the characters and character interactions of the second season. Hopefully the reboot will manage a sweeter marriage of the two, and not mess it up like BSG did (sorry, I never liked the new BSG, it was way too dark and depressing for me).

Anyway, as the first round of [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang draws to a close, I'm already thinking about what I might do for the next round. I'm really anxious to do something for Logan's Run, but John Doe has been languishing in anonymity for so long (I'm scheduled to pimp it on [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest this round). But Jamie is calling to me. MUST LEARN TO WRITE FASTER!!!

I'll probably be starting some LJ comms for these small fandoms, since I haven't been able to find any that exist. The [livejournal.com profile] pota_tv comm has not really taken off yet, because I SUCK at promotion. But it sure would be nice to find other fans for Logan's Run, Bionic Woman, Space: 1999, and John Doe.

I lurves me some small fandoms.

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