smallhobbit: (Edel Lion)
It's hot and I'm not feeling inspired, so have another meme, this one pinched from [livejournal.com profile] daria234

Pick your five favorite TV shows (in no particular order) and answer the following questions. Don't cheat!
Not necessarily my favourite, but 5. In alphabetical order for ease of something.

1. Lewis
2. Person of Interest
3. Robin Hood (BBC)
4. Sherlock (BBC)
5. Spooks (Series 7 to 9)


Who’s your favorite character in 2?
Difficult. Bear (the dog).

Who’s your least favorite character in 1?
Any of senior policemen who are incompetent.

What’s your favorite season of 5?
Series 7

What’s your favorite ship in 3?
I write Guy of Gisborne/Much, even though we never actually see them together. But I don't care.

Who is your anti-ship in 2?
Reese/Carter. Not because I dislike either character. And I'm quite happy with Reese & Carter.

How long have you watched 1?
I watched the first few series on and off, but from series 5 onwards I think.

How did you become interested in 3?
I watch everything Sam Troughton (Much) is in.

Who’s your favorite actor in 4?
Rupert Graves (Lestrade). Followed by Andrew Scott (Moriarty) who is a brilliant stage actor.

Which show do you prefer: 1, 2, or 5?
Person of Interest, although I haven't seen the final season yet.

Which show have you seen more episodes of: 1 or 3?
Lewis, because there are more than Robin Hood.

If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be?
None of them, I'm not keen on the current characterisation of any of them. Possibly Mrs Hudson.

How would you kill off your favorite character in 2?
I am not killing Bear!

Give a random quote from 1.
"A walking Wikipedia" "Only more accurate"

Would a 3/4 crossover work?
Of course it would, although sorting the time dimension could be difficult.

Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple.
Can't think of any.

Has 5 inspired you in any way?
I've written a lot of Lucas North hurt/comfort and angst.

Overall, which show has a better cast: 2 or 4?
Person of Interest. I know Sherlock has the bigger names, but I think the names have started to dominate.

Which has better theme music: 3 or 5?
Robin Hood
smallhobbit: (John Thornton)
About a month ago [livejournal.com profile] solosundance posted this meme (which she acquired from [livejournal.com profile] saintvic) it seemed fun, so let's see how we go!

The meme:
1. Go to this website: www.random.org/lists/
2. Pick 15 characters from any fandom or whatever you’re into, type them in, then get your randomized list and match to the entries below.
3. Tag five or more people - or, you know, have a go if you fancy it
4. Have fun!

The meme )
smallhobbit: (POI - Reese/Finch)
Over the years [livejournal.com profile] draycevixen has introduced me to a number of television programmes, as well as several fun comms.  I am therefore very happy to be fulfilling her prompt of "Person of Interest, Finch/+Reese, What are you doing New Year's?"

So, here is a very fluffy Person of Interest New Year's Eve ficlet, including, inevitably, Bear.

The Matchmaker
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9: Pairings: For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?

Right, here we go:

Sherlock (BBC): Sherlock Holmes/Stanley Hopkins; John Watson/Greg Lestrade; Sherlock Holmes/Greg Lestrade (Unexpected Family 'verse)

Sherlock Holmes (ACD): Holmes/Watson (Sussex retirement 'verse); Watson/Lestrade; Holmes/Hopkins (Broom cupboard 'verse)

Lewis: Lewis/Hathaway also Lewis/Hobson

Spooks: Lucas North/Adam Carter plus Lucas North/Sherlock Holmes

Robin Hood: Guy of Gisborne/Much

The Hobbit: Thorin/Bilbo

Person of Interest: Finch/Reese

I think it's interesting that for both Sherlock Holmes canons a number of my pairings are specific to certain 'verses.  Also, despite apparently majoring in rare pairs, there are a few fandoms where I like the main pairing.

And while we're about it:

10: Pairings: Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?

I think I write all the pairings I like.  There may be pairings I read but don't write, but I wouldn't say I couldn't write, just that I have no wish to.  I sometimes write Sherlock/John (BBC) as gifts for people, so I know I can write them, even if I don't ship them.  And then I've written a pinch-hit for Holmestice ...
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3. For each of the fandoms from day 2, what were your favourite characters to write?

Okay, well, let's be a little selective.  Here goes:

Sherlock (BBC): Sherlock, John, Lestrade, Victor Trevor, Stanley Hopkins
Sherlock Holmes (ACD): Holmes, Watson, Lestrade, Mrs Hudson, Hopkins, oh and Mouselet and the Ocelot
Lewis: Robbie Lewis, James Hathaway, I'm also fond of DI John Garrett my OC
Spooks: Lucas North (no surprise there then!)
Robin Hood: Guy of Gisborne, Much
Life on Mars: Sam and Gene, but also Phyllis and Annie
The Hobbit: Thorin, Bilbo
Forever: Henry Morgan, Abe Morgan
Person of Interest: Finch, Reese and Bear
The Rake's Progress: Tom Rakewell, Nick Shadow
North & South: John Thornton
Almost Human: Kennex, Dorian
Winnie-the-Pooh: Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore

And while we're talking about favourite characters, can I put in a plug for [livejournal.com profile] older_not_dead which is currently looking for prompts for Proptathon 22 "Elements", because it's those prompts I am using for Sussex Retirement my ACD Holmes/Watson retirement series.
smallhobbit: (Cat)
First off, the new Sherlock trailer.  It had some funny moments - Una Stubbs continues to be a brilliant Mrs Hudson - but I felt some initial disappointment.  This is not a Victorian Holmes - too many glaring anachronisms.  To me this is a spoof.  I expect I'll watch, although whether the things which make me laugh for 30 minutes can be extended to 90 is another matter.  There will be a lot of hype - the cynic in me says this is because the BBC have to sell it as widely as possible since it's a big earner for them, nothing to do with how good it is.  Best description - another Marmite programme.

Person of Interest is back on Channel 5.  Not next week for some reason which is okay as I'm away, but a double bill promised for the following week.  For those of my flist who aren't UK based and only watching UK broadcasts, we're about half way through season 3.  I'm a 'crime of the week' sort of person, so less taken with the way the programme is going, but still enjoying all the interactions, especially between Shaw and Fusco.

And then there's Hannibal.  Again part way through season 3, only a few days behind the States.  I'm finding it quite slow, with too much in the way of dreamlike sequences.  And I wouldn't have minded more shots of Florence.  It may be it was always like this and because I watched the first two seasons on DVD I could fast forward some of it.  Looking forward to seeing the Red Dragon.

Lastly we watched an episode of Foyle's War earlier this week - SM has watched for the last few weeks.  I'm mentioning this episode in particular because Andrew Scott was in it.  Really enjoyed seeing him in the part - tragic and yet so self-contained.

Wassail

Jan. 1st, 2015 10:37 pm
smallhobbit: (POI - Finch/Reese)
The seventh of my 12 Days of Christmas stories is for [livejournal.com profile] draycevixen

Her prompt was Finch/Reese - Wassail (a brilliant mistake).  I leave her to imagine the beverage that was imbibed.

And [livejournal.com profile] draycevixen my apologies for the lateness in the day of this post - I spent an unseemly amount of time in Swindon railway station this afternoon.  The West Country has many delights - that station is not one of them.

Wassail

Fic meme

Jul. 17th, 2014 09:06 pm
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I pinched this meme from [livejournal.com profile] canonisrelative who posted it about six weeks ago.

12 characters meme

Pick 12 characters from any fandoms and list them before you read the questions that follow. I picked (listed in alphabetical order to stop me cheating):
1 – Guy of Gisborne
2 – James Hathaway
3 – Sherlock Holmes
4 – Stanley Hopkins
5 – John Kennex
6 – Greg Lestrade
7 – Robbie Lewis
8 – Much
9 – Lucas North
10 – Victor Trevor
11 – John Watson
12 – Wildcard (in practise probably Reese or Finch, but not necessarily)
All Sherlockian characters may be either ACD or BBC.  Any complaints, it’s my meme interpretation, I can do as I like.

Here are the questions )
smallhobbit: (POI - Finch/Reese)
Season 2 of Person of Interest has now finished over here.  I'm really quite sad - not because of the ending but because there will be no more until some time early next year.  It was one of the few things that I looked forward to watching, even if it did mean not getting to bed till after midnight for the last few weeks, because Channel 5 had decided to show two episodes back to back.  Yes, I know I could have watched the second episode on catch up the next day, but that wouldn't have been the same.

I love the dynamic between Finch and Reese.  I can ship them, but, as with most pairings I like, I don't have to ship them.  They both bring their own strengths to the work and have their own emotional baggage.  Bear has been a brilliant addition - and has had his own part to play.  And the supporting characters are such a lovely mixed bag, with complex characters and unpredictable reactions.

And for me the plots have been great.  Just when I've thought that I know where the story is going in an episode it heads off in an entirely different - and much better - direction.  And if a plot doesn't work for me, unless I am really invested in the characters, my commitment will waver very quickly.

Which brings me to the same question I considered with Almost Human: do I read/write fanfic?  I read and very much enjoy the stories that [livejournal.com profile] draycevixen writes, but as yet I have had no wish to read others, although I'm open to recommendations.  As to writing - trying to set anything convincingly in the States I find daunting - I have no feel for the location and I'm only too aware of the pitfalls of writing something I have no knowledge of.  There are occasional prompts in [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic which I enjoy filling with drabbles (sorry DV, these do tend to be yours) but I suspect that this will be the extent of my writing.  Unless I produce a PoI/Lewis crossover.
smallhobbit: (POI - Finch/Reese)
Got back to work on Monday to find I had a four hour finance meeting this afternoon, for which I spent most of yesterday and this morning preparing for.  And you want what for when?  And it poured with rain.

On the plus side Sleeping Hollow is on in about three-quarters of an hour, Person of Interest season 2 starts tomorrow week and yesterday I watched an episode of Ultimate Force in which Richard Armitage was wearing nothing but a towel.

I've signed up for [livejournal.com profile] intoabar with Guy of Gisborne as my protagonist (anyone seeing a theme here?) and [livejournal.com profile] older_not_dead has hurt and/or comfort as the prompt for next months promptathon - there must be a usuable prompt or two coming up there.

And the really good news is that my daughter phoned last night to say she has a 2:2 for her nursing degree.  She was mentally expecting a third so is really happy (as are we).

And now I believe it is time to go in search of the wine bottle.
smallhobbit: (POI - Finch/Reese)
In case she hasn't seen it (or managed to watch some other way) ...

PERSON OF INTEREST SERIES 2

starts Thursday 24th October at 10.00pm on Channel 5

I am now doing a very happy dance :)

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