gnomi: (peter_neal)
A coworker friend of mine just told me about this project, and my first thought was "Wow. Neal would have a *field day* planning a job in that building. But how would he convince Peter that Korea should be in his radius?"
gnomi: (danny_what (celli))
that a conversation with [personal profile] mabfan suddenly sends me down the rabbit hole of "Well, maybe Coulson was sent undercover by Colonel Fury to buy CSC to be a cover for the planning around the origins of the Avengers? Having a New York television station in your arsenal is not necessarily a bad thing..."
gnomi: (danny_what (celli))
Pondering writing a Jason Collins-related Sports Night/Glee crossover fic.

(Chose this icon over my also-[personal profile] celli-created "writer" icon.)
gnomi: (kitty)

More, with more spoilers likely, after Shabbat.
gnomi: (victory_is_mine (dirty_uncle_sal))
Clearly, Romney didn't listen to the wisdom of Toby Ziegler. (link to YouTube)
gnomi: (peter_neal)
So, on 23 October 2009, "White Collar" debuted. And so [ profile] rabidchild67 thought it might be nice to have a fanworks fest in honor of Caffrey-Burke Day. I hadn't planned to contribute, since my production of fanworks has been significantly curtailed recently. However, there was a news story that tickled my brain, and then this came along. So, I give you...

A Value Beyond Pearls )
gnomi: (neal_hat (ckll))
Does Neal speak/understand Hebrew? Remind me from "Threads" -- did he eavesdrop on Ghovat?
gnomi: (peter_neal)
Today's (well, yesterday's, but same deal) installment? Current events that make me want to write fanfic. And I might actually do so.
gnomi: (neal_hat (ckll))
Entertainment Weekly does a Picture of the Day feature, and today's is spoilery for the 11 September episode of "White Collar."
Stuck back here because of spoilery-ness. )
gnomi: (danny_what (celli))
...I bring you this clip from "Sports Night." (Episode is "April is the Cruelest Month")

(Eagle-eyed viewers may recognize the guys playing the suits. I use that terminology deliberately in relation to one of them.)

(Same guy is in this one.)
gnomi: (neal_hat (ckll))
Behind the cut is something I don't do very often anymore: fanfic. You have been warned. :-)

Title: Pictures of You
Author: [ profile] gnomi
Fandom: White Collar
Rating: G
Spoilers: Season 4 Episode 1
Warnings: None
Word count: ~600
Beta: None. I'm flying by the seat of my pants on this one.
Notes: This story fought me almost every step of the way, even though the idea for it came to me almost immediately after the episode aired. Thanks to [ profile] elrhiarhodan and [ profile] china_shop for encouraging me to dip my toes in. I haven't written any fanfic since "The West Wing" went off the air, and I am woefully out of practice. Forgive any errors, logical leaps that only make sense in my head, OOC-ness, and anything else.
Pictures of You )
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Busy weekend:

-- Made pizza for Shabbat dinner (well, pre-Shabbat dinner, since the girlies go to bed right after candle lighting this time of year).

-- Made chicken salad (recipe made up totally on the fly) for Shabbat lunch.

-- Made yummy, yummy potato salad to go with the aforementioned chicken salad.

-- Hosted new community member named Josh for lunch. Squeaker was heard to say later "I like new Josh!"

-- Lunch went long and segued into afternoon gathering with [profile] aunt_becca and her family. Her B and Muffin and Squeaker had a fun playdate in our living room since it was too hot to go out to the park.

-- Early-Sunday-morning wakeup by small girlies led to sleepiness for whole family but did not cancel...

-- Sunday morning playdate in the park with H, son of [personal profile] vettecat and [profile] sdavido.

-- Trip to Public Library of Brookline to take advantage of summer Sunday hours. Spent two hours in the library.

-- Stop for ice cream at JP Licks, at which we ran into a friend.

-- Extremely tired girls went to bed relatively smoothly. ***Note the ironic foreshadowing.

-- Finally gave in and joined Facebook.

-- Watched the season premiere of Leverage.

-- Neglected to either write or knit while watching TV.

-- Sleep interrupted by small girls. Awake 3:30-5:45 or so.

-- Saw sun rise for first time since Squeaker figured out sleeping through the night.
gnomi: (danny_what (celli))
A friend posted this to G+...

Sorkin's Recycled Dialogue.

Almost 7 1/2 minutes of Sorkin characters saying similar-if-not-identical things.

(I note there was no "OK" section, but that could've filled 20+ minutes all on its own.)
gnomi: (correct_grammar (elfgirl))
...or did E Online accidentally use structural ambiguity to imply that there was a time limit on Matt Bomer's orientation?
And even if the White Collar star did publicly aknowledge [sic] he was gay earlier this year*, he's not about to start spilling anytime soon.

*Emphasis mine.

(from the otherwise lovely piece here)
gnomi: (100_things)
February 2012 marked my 30th anniversary as a member of fandom. I was 11 when I first attended the Sunday of Boskone 19 ([profile] beckyfeld and [profile] lcmlc had attended for the whole weekend, and I got a taste of the convention when Abba-with-no-LJ and I headed over to the Park Plaza on Sunday to fetch them). After that first taste, I was hooked. I attended the full weekend of Boskone 20 and from there I haven't looked back.

When I started in SF fandom, it was mostly centered around book fandom. Science fiction written-wordfans have an interesting relationship with their source material. We feel a proprietary relationship with not only the book itself but with the creator of the book. And at conventions in the early 1980s (which for me was Boskone), we had access to many of our favorite writers, either because they were guests at the convention or because they were fans themselves and attending the convention by paying out of their own pockets for the cost of hotel rooms and food (some conventions comp memberships for people who participate in programming; I do not know if Boskone did so in the 1980s). This easy access to our favorite writers led to, for instance, my meeting Joan D. Vinge in the hot tub at a Boskone. We stop writers randomly in the hallway and ask them about their current writing projects or about things in the books we've read that we want to understand better. And we expect this level of interaction.

With the growth of the Internet when I was in college, I became active in USENET groups that discussed TV shows I enjoyed. There was something wonderful in the ability to join with other fans of shows that might be unknown to people in one's everyday circle of interactions and discuss things that would make your nearest and dearest go "Huh?" Internet fandom on USENET had etiquette rules about interactions with the show creators (in many cases, they boiled down to "Don't do it unless you can be respectful. Don't make us look like a bunch of idiots"). The September that Never Ended (1993, when AOL got USENET access) came and went and USENET groups eventually moved to mailing lists and then to the Web, but fandom stayed fandom. We still wanted to discuss every detail of everything we saw or read.

Over the years, through many TV fandoms, I have seen how fandoms with an "open canon" (shows are still being broadcast, as opposed to shows with a "closed canon", those shows now off the air and thus not adding new shows to the "canon") react to new episodes. In my many fandoms over the years, most had members who were online moments after the end credits rolled, with people discussing the shows while they were fresh in our minds. These discussions (and, usually, debates) would rage until the next episode ran and often even thereafter, folding in what we learned in new episodes to flesh out our interaction with the show. I remember on we had rules about spoilery discussions about just-broadcast episodes: They were forbidden completely until the episode had run on the West Coast of the US. After that, they had to be marked as "Spoiler" for a week. After that, spoilery details were fair game. This led to discussions by those of us on the East Coast that for a couple of hours looked like this:

Person A: Can you believe [spoiler] did that?

Person B: I *know*! When [spoiler] [spoilery verb-ed] [spoiler]? Amazing!

And so forth.

Anyway, so I've become used to online discussions happening as or right after the show has aired. But one show I am watching, for which there is an online presence, does not seem to have this "discuss-immediately-after" culture, which I find interesting. I wonder if it's that the fans want to think more thinky thoughts about the show and therefore are holding back on posting or if I'm just not hooked into the sources of more immediate conversation. So I will either have to be patient or look around more.
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1. Leave a comment to this post, specifically saying that you would like a letter.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and your thoughts on each. The characters can be from books, movies, or TV shows.

I got N from [ profile] elrhiarhodan:

1. Neal Caffrey, "White Collar": An obvious place to start. He's the character that drew me to "White Collar," and I remain fascinated by what goes on in his head. He is a possibly reformed con man, but how reformed he really is, and what drives him, is still unclear. Part of me also wonders if he's pulling a long con as Cooper Anderson and Bryce Larkin.

2. Natalie Hurley, "Sports Night": Natalie is one of those characters whom I love on screen and would probably hate to know in person, though I'd always know she had my back if she was my friend (though I would never cross her, because I know about sharing and I know about punishment).

3. Nog, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine": Nog grew on me as the series went on. I found him somewhat grating at first, but as he grew as a character I really came to like him. I followed him as he joined Starfleet and worked for Chief O'Brien and felt for him when he was injured during the Dominion war.

4. Noah Bennet, "Heroes": Ah, HRG. A very complex character who really loves his family and is doing the wrong things for all the right reasons until he starts doing the right things for the right reasons. My favorite episode of Heroes is probably "Company Man," in which we really see HRG up close for the first time.

5. Natasha Fatale, "Rocky and Bullwinkle": The brains of the organization. Boris would be nowhere without her.
gnomi: (here_comes_treble (shoegal-icons))
Fans of White Collar might be interested in the following Glee Casting Spoiler: )
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Scene: [personal profile] mabfan and [personal profile] gnomi are putting Muffin and Squeaker to bed. [personal profile] gnomi looks at the collection of toys in Muffin's bed.

[personal profile] gnomi: Muffin, is that Mommy's Captain Jack action figure in your bed?

Muffin: Yes.

[personal profile] gnomi: Do you want it there?

Muffin: I want Jack in my bed!

[personal profile] mabfan, under his breath: He's been in everyone else's.
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-- We're having what I've termed "snizzle": could be snow, could be drizzle.

-- Due to the weather, many of my coworkers chose to work from home. Because of them and the coworkers traveling for various reasons, the office is really quiet today, to the point that I was the first one in the office today.

-- I have discovered some games for my phone that are addictive (Ticket to Ride, Where's My Water?). I am now looking for people to play Ticket to Ride with.

-- A fanfic project I've been pondering for a while just became both easier and harder due to a casting spoiler. ::ponders some more::

-- We have achieved Purim costumes for Muffin and Squeaker. Tried them on last night, and they were adorable.

-- Speaking of Purim, this year I thought ahead and got mishloach manot items at BJ's when I last went. I just need a couple of items and we can assemble them.

-- Speaking of assembling, check out the new Avengers trailer from Marvel UK. It's really cool.

-- Today's date makes me think I should be humming Sousa music all day. So does Sunday's date.

-- It's 1 March and already my grocery store has put out Passover food. This is ridiculous.

-- With the warmer-than-usual weather we've been having, the trees are confused and some of them are budding. So, of course, I'm having my annual Spring allergy attack. Spring allergy attacks should *not* start in February.

-- It's Thursday, and I have no clue what I'm making for Shabbat.
gnomi: (grammar_crisis_room (wanderingbastet ))
Clip from the next episode of "Srugim" (YouTube link).

(Clip is in Hebrew without either Hebrew or English subtitles; let the viewer beware.)

Srugim spoilers after the jump )

The really funny part is at the end, when language is used to prove identity.

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