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09 October 2003 @ 11:43 am
a few of my favorite things  
I was thinking just now of some of my favorite fannish things, things that affect me, that I can always revisit or that I just remember strongly. Things with reverb and sustain. I'm jotting at work and can't let myself waste too much time today, so in bullet point without context these are things that I think of off the top of my head:

  • The Mulder/Krycek kiss
  • "Revenant" by Kat Allison, a Mulder/Frank Black crossover
  • "Ghosts" and "Lovers" by torch (X-Files)
  • Spock's death
  • Discovering that Wes was keeping Justine in the closet
  • "Victoria's Secret" (dS episode); Ray Vecchio shooting Fraser
  • The scene in due South where Dief escapes and races across the snow and Fraser thinks he's feral and thinks he has to kill him
  • "Dief's in Love," the music
  • "Lover's Walk," the music
  • The theme music and S1-4 credits to "Angel"
  • The ending of the Steelgrave arc on "Wiseguy"; "Knights in White Satin"
  • Fraser and Ray K kissing underwater
  • Blair dying, Blair being revived (Sentinel)
  • Mulder letting someone drill a hole in his own skull
  • "Fool for Love"
  • "The Body"
  • "Flowers for Hobbes" (Invisible Man)
  • Invisible Man -- the pilot
  • "Possession" by Sarah McLachlan, the piano version
  • "Possession," a Sentinel vid by Remi d'Brebant
  • Jim cupping the back of Blair's neck and pulling him close and kissing him on the mouth in the middle of the station...um, wait, I think I just imagined that one
  • The end of "I Only Have Eyes for You" when Spike gets up out of the wheelchair
  • The entirety of "Once More, With Feeling"
  • The end of "Once More, With Feeling" and the end of "Tabula Rasa"
  • "Wesley Rogue Demon" by Mad Poetess & James Walkswithwind
  • "Major Crimes" by Merry Lynne, especially the kitchen scene
  • Mulder's and Bigfoot's true love for each other (and even though torch had to remind me of this, the story is firmly attached to my heart like an adorable barnacle, as is torch herself, come to think)
  • Dude. How could I have forgotten Sisabet's "Battleflag" vid for QaF?
  • And on the show itself: the prom dance, and what happened afterward, and what happened when Brian helped Justin try to remember it. Sniff.
  • Mulder examining Scully's back for marks in the X-Files pilot
  • John Crichton in black leather pants
  • A scene I played in my head for a few years: Jim and Blair, tuxes, grinning at each other, casually dancing together, fingers laced, ties undone, at Rafe's wedding reception--to "Makin' Whoopee" (off the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack)
  • And a few quasi-fannish things I'll allow myself: Michelle Pfeiffer singing "Makin' Whoopee" in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" and the couch sex in "White Palace" (with the sandwich!)
  • "I'll be in my bunk." (Jayne, Firefly) -- hee!
  • Fraser taking a beating in "The Deal," Vecchio beating the crap out of Zuko
  • Dale Cooper, Dale Cooper, Dale Cooper
  • The big, blow-out sex scene in "Smashed"

That's not much of a list. (ETA: But hey, it's getting longer.) I've just realized I could list several more dozen vids and songs and episode moments and stories. I think I'm really just having some due South & Sentinel nostalgia. Oh well. Must work.
My Beautiful Sinking Ship: it's a plus sign not a crossbitterbyrden on October 9th, 2003 11:52 am (UTC)
I think that OMWF is playing on FX tomorrow at five. I've got it on tape, yeah, but I really really wanna watch it on TV, and pretend like it's the first time.

At least now I can sing along.
for you I'd bleed myself dry: holographisboniblithe on October 9th, 2003 12:16 pm (UTC)
I think you have inspired me, for Thanksgiving this year maybe I will make a list of all the fannish and fandom moments I have been grateful for.

If I start now, it might be relatively close to complete and accurate by the end of November :)
Taztazical on October 9th, 2003 12:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes and yes. Just reading that gave me happy grins. I'm having an urge to start my own list now. Damn you! But oh, Due South, the Invisible Man... Man, I think I need a night alone in bed with my VCR. But not in a kinky way. Or maybe, if the mood strikes. *g*

Since your last comments about the DS soundtrack I've been listening to it all day and skipping back and forth between Possession and Cabin Music. Reality, take a hike. I'm having a fanwank.
Vonnievonniek on October 9th, 2003 01:12 pm (UTC)
"Victoria's Secret" (dS episode); Ray Vecchio shooting Fraser

I didn't get a chance to watch "Victoria's Secret" two-parter until a few months ago, and when I did, I was absolutely shattered. The scene at the confessional, Fraser lighting up candles all over his bare apartment, then the overhead shot of Fraser on the ground after the shot, reciting the poem, and snow falling on his inert body... the episode just kills me. Sigh.

Damn, now I want to do my own fannish moments list.
kassrachel on October 9th, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC)
My list would also include:

- "Darmok," the TNG episode
- Resonant's "Waking" (Sentinel)
- that TNG episode I can't think of the name of now, where Picard goes back to visit his brother in France, and Worf's parents come on board the Enterprise, and Wes gets a message from his dead father
- Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon in "Sense and Sensibility"
- the final episode of M*A*S*H

And a bunch of the Canadian Shacks. Your Sentinel one, with the pyjamas and bedhead and mojo. elynross's HP one, which was the first Harry/Snape I ever read and I was appalled by it except I couldn't stop rereading it...
My Beautiful Sinking Shipbitterbyrden on October 9th, 2003 01:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I loved the one where Jean-Luc went to France.
sockkpuppett on October 9th, 2003 01:40 pm (UTC)
Oooh, a sort of "count your blessings" meme! I think mine would be mostly video lately, but now I'm inspired.

Pouncer: watcherthepouncer on October 9th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC)
The first time I heard Possession was while watching Victoria's Secret. I don't have words to express my love for that episode.
Pet: Spikeapetslife on October 9th, 2003 04:04 pm (UTC)
Hey there!

This is entirely and completely off-topic, but I've been away from the fandom just a bit (hah! as others have said, "sparkly boys ate you." Sad, and also true). I was wondering if you knew of a good recs page for S/X, the recent stuff that I've missed, or if you have any directions in which to point me. I've loved everything you've pimpied in this LJ, so we clearly have quite similar taste...and I'm suddenly craving the Spike. Also Spike/Angel. Mmm, vampire love. :)
Taz: Still Waitingtazical on October 9th, 2003 05:02 pm (UTC)
Try here for most of the posts in the S/X kiss meme that was going around.

That's about all I got at the moment :o)
Anna S.: xandereliade on October 9th, 2003 08:15 pm (UTC)
Well, there's this great series called "Girl" by this chick named "Pet"...*cough*.

(Yes, we'd just like to take this opportunity to beg for more, thankyouverymuch. I've been saving up that beg for *months* and *months* because I try never to pester authors to return to stuff, but man...man. That series is the best. fucking. thing. ever. Granted my definition of the best fucking thing ever changes from day to day. Even so. BFTE.)

Anyway. You have got me thinking that I really should do an S/X recs list. It's long overdue. But I bet you have read everything I have. Even though it exploded as a genre a while back it still feels small--or maybe it's just that I am greedy and can't get enough. That does seem more likely. Sigh.
Pet: tuningapetslife on October 13th, 2003 10:33 am (UTC)
Oh man. I'm all blushing and stuff now! *grin* Thank you so much, that's just. Wow. Don't even have words to express how cool that is to hear! And there will be more, I promise (I've been promising for a YEAR. God. I am lame and unwriterly).

Thank you for the recs list above, as well! It's very helpful, because with the advent of LJ and LJ writing, it's become so much less centralized and harder to find stuff. Back in the olden days (*cough*) everyone just posted fic to UCSL and Nummytreats and that was it. *grin*

Thank you again!
Jack Pridejack_pride on October 9th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)
"Possession," a Sentinel vid by Remi d'Brebant

Is this online somewhere, or just shown at cons? I'd love a link!

Jim cupping the back of Blair's neck and pulling him close and kissing him on the mouth in the middle of the station

Um, yeah, I want a link to *that* one, too. ;)
Anna S.eliade on October 9th, 2003 07:16 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I'm fairly sure the vid is not online. It's on one of the Escapade con tapes from a few years back. You might try the vidder@yahoogroups.com list to see if the vidder is selling copies, or if anyone has old copies of the con tape to sell. Sorry!

Jim and Blair. They are still the sweetest of all OTPs.
Clioladyclio16 on October 9th, 2003 07:49 pm (UTC)
I must say that quite a few of my favorite fannish moments are on that list. I think you've inspired me to write up a fannish list of my own. I'm going to have to work on it and post it to my journal later.

Hmmm... I think I'm going to have figure out how to do the bulleted list thing now. Shouldn't be hard.
Anna S.eliade on October 9th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
I think the LJ clients probably just let you make lists without knowing code. I don't use one myself though. To make a list you just use <ul> (unnumbered list) and then <li> (list item) for each bullet. You only need to close off the </ul>.

Am glad to have inspired fannish thoughts! :)
Clioladyclio16 on October 10th, 2003 09:04 am (UTC)
I figured out the bulleted lists. I pulled out a html book I've had for years and found it. Hee, I now know how to do bulleted list.

I did make up a list of my favorite fannish things. Ended up being way longer than I thought it would. Your was great inspiration.
tesserae_ on October 9th, 2003 09:14 pm (UTC)
sentinel nostalgia
Just for the vision of Jim and Blair dancing in tuxedos I would send you chocolate...in the meantime, do you mind if I add you to my friends list? I've been reading your journal for a bit now and you always make me think about things from a slightly different perspective....and again with the Jim and Blair....
Anna S.eliade on October 9th, 2003 09:41 pm (UTC)
Re: sentinel nostalgia
Just for the vision of Jim and Blair dancing in tuxedos I would send you chocolate...

They make me happy. They were born to cuddle.

in the meantime, do you mind if I add you to my friends list?

I'm at your disposal--thanks! :)