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[sticky post] Media Masterpost

Contained within this post is a list of all of the books, magazines, comics, movies, television box sets, and books on tape (and now albums, too!) that I own but have not yet read/watched/listened to.

I am posting this here in order that I may have some public record of these things that may shame me into actually watching, reading, and listening to new things instead of just revisiting the same stories over and over.  I will update the list with any new media I acquire and cross off entries move entries to the Achievement Masterpost as I finish them (or give up on them for good), adding a review if the mood strikes me.

(This post replaces the post from 23 April that I briefly used to keep track of my 2012 Friends of the Library loot as I finished it.)

(This list includes movies and books I have been given over the years that I have had little interest in.  Just because it's here doesn't mean it's necessarily something I'm chomping at the bit to read/watch.  I'm looking at you, copy of The Pink Panther that the hermana gave me for my birthday years and years ago because it has Kevin Kline.)

(The above parenthetical aside, the vast majority of the books and movies here are things that I am very interested in, so when you inevitably see something listed that you gave to me at some point in the distant past, do not think it's on the list because I have been avoiding it.  There are things on here that I spent months tracking down, only to leave them on my bookshelf for four years because other things came up.  One of these books has actually been on my bookshelf unread for twenty years.  No lie.)

Now that I've gotten all of the disclaimers out of the way, I can post this, and then make some headway on crossing things off the list.  (I kind of cheated by putting The Batman: Season 4 on when I knew full well I was going to finish it tonight, but whatevs.  It counts.)


100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories - Al Sarrantonio, et al

18th and 19th Century British Drama

The Absolute Sandman Preview – Neil Gaiman, et al

Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies – C.S. Forester

The Adventures of Alyx – Joanna Russ

Again, Dangerous Visions – Harlan Ellison, et al

America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't - Stephen Colbert, et al

American Vampire #1 - Scott Snyder, et al

And Another Thing... - Eoin Colfer

And Chaos Died – Joanna Russ

And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

Angel: A Hole in the World #4 - Scott Tipton, et al

Angel: Not Fade Away #1-3 - Scott Tipton, et al

Angel: Smile Time #1-3 - Scott Tipton, et al

Anna Karenin – Leo Tolstoy

Anxiety Veiled: Euripides and the Traffic in Women - Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

Anything Goes – John Barrowman

Apes, Angels, and Victorians: Darwin, Huxley, and Evolution – William Irvine

The Atom #15 – Gardener Fox, et al

The Autobiography of William Butler Yeats – W.B. Yeats

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 3 - Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru, and Michael Heisler

Barack Obama: The Road to the White House - Jeff Mariotte, et al

Batgirl #0 & 13 - Gail Simone, et al

Batgirl vol. 2: Kightfall Descends - Gail Simone, et al

Batman Beyond (1999) #1-3, 6, 21 - Hilary J. Bader, et al

Batman Beyond (2010) #3, 5, 6 - Adam Beechen, et al

Batman Beyond Unlimited #4-11 - Adam Beechen, et al

Baudolino - Umberto Eco

Beethoven's Hair - Russell Martin

Bernard Shaw: A Prose Anthology

Birds of Prey: Between Dark & Dawn – Gail Simone, et al

Black Orchid (1993) #1 - Dick Foreman, et al

Bleak House – Charles Dickens

Bornholm Night-Ferry - Aidan Higgins

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Documentary Journey into Vampire Country and the Dracula Phenomenon - Elizabeth Miller, et al

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

The Brightonomicon – Robert Rankin

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, Vol 7 – AJ & Klebs, et al

Bullfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable

The Cabin in the Woods Official Visual Companion

The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

Collected Ghost Stories – M.R. James

Commodore Hornblower – C.S. Forester

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain

The Courageous Princess – Rod Espinosa

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dangerous Visions - Harlan Ellison, et al

DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore – Alan Moore, et al

Delicate Burdens Issue Two – Constance

The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson

A Distant Soil vol II: The Ascendant - Colleen Doran

The Divine Comedy - Dante

Doctor Who, Vol II #1 – Tony Lee, et al

Doctor Who Storybook 2010 – Oli Smith, et al

Dracula: Asylum – Paul Witcover

Dracula: The Un-Dead – Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt

Dracula’s Guest & Other Tales of Horror – Bram Stoker

Eastern Approaches – Fitzroy Maclean

Edmund Bertram’s Diary – Amanda Grange

Einstein's Universe - Nigel Calder

Ethan Frome – Edith Warton

Everything that Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor

Ex-Foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path – Terry Harpold

Fairies – Yoshitaka Amano

Fallen Angel #5, 29-32 - Peter David and J.K. Woodward

Father and Son – Edmund Gosse

A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits – Carol K. Mack and Dinah Mack

A Fine and Private Place - Peter S. Beagle

The Forsyte Saga – John Galsworthy

Foundation - Isaac Asimov

Gargoyles: Clan-Building, Volume 1 - Greg Weisman, et al

Ghost Stories of Henry James – Henry James

Giant Bones - Peter S. Beagle

The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck

The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford

Gothic Short Stories - David Blair, et al

Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

The Gunslinger – Stephen King

Harker – Tony Lee, et al

The History of Henry Esmond – William Makepeace Thackeray

How to Be Good – Nick Hornby

How to Read Literature Like a Professor - Thomas C. Foster

I Am Legend – Richard Matheson

I, Claudius – Robert Graves

I, Lucifer – Glen Duncan

I Sing the Body Electric – Ray Bradbury

In a Glass Darkly - Sheridan Le Fanu

Interworld – Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves

John Dies at the End – David Wong

Johnny and the Dead – Terry Pratchett

Journey Through the Impossible – Jules Verne

Juneteenth – Ralph Ellison

Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling

Keeping Hearth and Home in Old Alabama – Carol Padgett

Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Legends of the Brethren Court: The Caribbean – Rob Kidd

Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Long Day’s Journey into Night – Eugene O’Neill

Lord Hornblower – C.S. Forester

Magneto #1-4 – Peter Milligan, et al

The Man of Property – John Galsworthy

Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

Mapping the World - Michael Swift

Mark Reads Twilight – Mark Oshiro

Mark Twain’s (Burlesque) Autobiography

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
, Vol 1 – Art Spiegelman

Melmoth the Wanderer - Charles Robert Maturin

a mercy – Toni Morrison

A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works - Jonathan Swift

Monkey Brain Sushi – Alfred Birnbaum, et al

The Museum at Purgatory - Nick Bantock

Mr. Britling Sees It Through – H.G. Wells

The Museum at Purgatory - Nick Bantock

Neil Gaiman and Philosophy: Gods Gone Wild! - Tracy L. Bealer, et al

The New Annotated Dracula – Bram Stoker and Leslie S. Klinger

The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: A Field Guide to Japanese Yokai - Matthew Meyer

No Future – Paul Cornell

The Old Curiosity Shop – Charles Dickens

On Time: How America Has Learned to Live by the Clock - Carlene E. Stephens

One Way or Another - Leonardo Sciascia

The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Pagan’s Nightmare – Ray Blackston

Paradiso Diaspora – John Yau

The Parasites – Daphne du Maurier

Perdido Street Station - China Miéville

Peter and the Secret of Rundoon – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Peter and the Shadow Thieves – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The Phantom Stranger #1 - Paul Kupperberg, et al

The Portable Dorothy Parker

The Portable Steinbeck

Posthumous Keats – Stanley Plumly

The Power of the Atom #1-18 – Roger Stern, et al

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

The Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain

The Professor – Charlotte Brontë

The Professor and the Madman : A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary – Simon Winchester

Quicksand – Nella Larsen

Quicksilver – Neal Stephenson

The Red Pony – John Steinbeck

Romola – George Eliot

Salt - Betsy Rossen Elliot

The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie

Science Fair – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The Seven Golden Keys - Lev Grossman

Shadows in the Asylum: The Case Files of Dr. Charles Marsh - D.A. Stern

Sherlock's Home: The Empty House - Pamela Bodziock, et al

S.H.I.E.L.D. – Jonathan Hickman, et al

Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know (Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic) - Derek Fagerstrom, Lauren Smith, & the Show Me Team

Stories - Neil Gaiman, et al

Thomas Hardy – Claire Tomalin

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Torchwood: The Official Comic #6 – Gary Russell, et al

The Town that Forgot How to Breathe - Kenneth J. Harvey

The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality – Emily Dial-Driver, et al

The Two of Them – Joanna Russ

Undici Novelle – Luigi Pirandello

Unseen Academicals – Terry Pratchett

Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves, and Ghosts: 25 Classic Stories of the Supernatural – Barbara H. Solomon, et al

Van Gogh – Tamsin Pickeral

Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor

The Vintage Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction - Peter Kravitz, et al

Vintage Vampire Stories - Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Richard Dalby, ed

The Virtual Window - Anne Friedberg

The Voice at the Back Door – Elizabeth Spencer

Voices from the Street – Philip K. Dick

Walden and Other Writings – Henry David Thoreau

The Warden – Anthony Trollope

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew – Daniel Pool

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maguire

Wild Seed - Octavia E. Butler

Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor

Wizards – Jack Dann, et al

Womanthology: Heroic

The Woman Who Wouldn't - Gene Wilder

Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian – Gail Simone, et al

X-Factor #13-18 – Peter David, et al

Y: The Last Man: Unmanned - Brian K. Vaughan, et al

Magazines (I am so pathetic…I can't even read magazines in a timely manner)

Doctor Who Insider Issue 3

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 432

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 434

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 436

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: In Their Own Words Volume 6

Entertainment Weekly #1171/1172

Fantasy & Science Fiction January 2005

Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine March 1983

Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine April 1983

Sci-Fi June 2011

SFX Summer 2011

Torchwood: The Official Magazine #25

TV Guide Dec 5-18, 2011

Books on tape/Radio Plays

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents - Terry Pratchett

American Gods: Tenth Anniversary Edition - Neil Gaiman

The Autobiography of Black Hawk

Carnival of Souls - Melissa Marr

Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett

Casino Royale Rifftrax

The Classic Hundred Poems
– Willaim Harmon, ed

Cold Days - Jim Butcher

Daemon - Daniel Suarez

Death's Daughter - Amber Benson

The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett

Fuzzy Nation - John Scalzi

Glory - Vladamir Nabokov

Going Postal - Terry Pratchett

A Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett

Hogfather - Terry Pratchett

Human Resources

The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde

Interlopers – Alan Dean Foster

Jingo - Terry Pratchett

The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett

The Last Hero - Terry Pratchett

Listening Is an Act of Love - Dave Isay

Making Money - Terry Pratchett

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales - Oliver Sacks

Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett

Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman

Night Watch - Terry Pratchett

No More Lies


Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Plague Herds of Excelis

Reamde - Neal Stephenson

The Shadow: "The Cat That Killed"

The Shadow: "Death Rides High"

The Shadow: "Ghost Town"

The Shadow: "The Shadow Returns"

Sherlock Holmes: "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman"

Sherlock Holmes: "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"

Sherlock Holmes: "The Great Gandolfo"

Sherlock Holmes: "The Manor House Case"

Sherlock Holmes: "Murder By Moonlight"

The Speckled Band

Star Trek VI Rifftrax

Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett

Thud! - Terry Pratchett

The Truth - Terry Pratchett

Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett

The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett

Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett

The Word Lord


Animal Vehicle - The Axis of Awesome

The ArchAndroid - Janelle Monáe

The Atlantic Recordings - Marc Broussard

B-Sider - Ghost of the Robot

Brave - Patrick Doyle

Cake and Pie - Lisa Loeb

An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Disc 3

Exile on Mainstream - Matchbox

Folklore - Nelly Furtado

How I Met Your Music - HIMYM cast

Invisible Inc. - Watsky

Mad Brilliant - Ghost of the Robot

Meczup - Can Bonomo

Next Big Nashville Presents Soundland

Next to Normal
- Original Broadway Cast

Noisetrade Sampler - The Damnwells

Peter Pan, 6 Years On - Tom Dickins

The Pirates of Penzance

Prometheus Brown and Bambu Walk into a Bar

Radio Music Society - Esperanza Spalding

several attempts to cover songs by The Velvet Underground & Lou Reed (and some other stuff) for Neil Gaiman as his birthday approaches - Amanda Palmer

Sing Out Loud - Soluna Samay

Somewhere Under the Rainbow - The Jane Austen Argument

The Sound of the Life of the Mind - Ben Folds Five

The Space Tour - Team StarKid

storyboards - Sleeping at Last

Thanks for the Ether - Rasputina

Tsuyako Soundtrack

The Ultimate Collection
- Zeljko Joksimovic

Undun - The Roots

What the Crow Brings - The Low Anthem

Wicked - Original Broadway Cast


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1953)

Anna Karenina (1948)

Avatar (2009)

Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious (2012)

Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)

Blackmail (1929)

Capote (2005)

Champagne (1928)

The Colour of Magic (2008)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1952)

The Core (2003)

Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)

David Copperfield (1970)

Day Watch (2006)

De-Lovely (2004)

Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest (2008)

Easy Virtue (1926)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Emma (1996)

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)

Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (1997)

Holiday (1938)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (2000)

An Ideal Husband (1999)

Jamaica Inn (1939)

Jane Eyre (1971)

The Jungle Book (1942)

Juno and the Paycock (1930)

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Legend of the Sea Wolf (1975)

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Little Men (1940)

A Little Princess (1995)

The Lodger (1926)

Macbeth (1961)

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

A Month By the Lake (1995)

Much Ado About Nothing (2011)

Murder at the Baskervilles (1937)

My Life So Far (1999)

Number Seventeen (1932)

Of Human Bondage (1934)

Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

The Pink Panther (2006)

The Pirates of Penzance (2007)

Restoration (1995)

The Ring (1927)

The Royal Scandal (2001)

Sabotage (1936)

The Scorpion King (2002)

Secret Agent (1936)

Shackleton (2002)

Sharpe’s Mission (1996)

Sharpe’s Regiment (1996)

Sharpe’s Siege (1996)

Short Circuit (1986)

The Sign of Four (1932)

The Skin Game (1931)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

The Stand (1994)

Sweet Revenge (1998)

Swing Kids (1993)

Tale of Two Cities (1953)

The Thirty-Nine Steps (1935)

Tom & Viv (1994)

The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)

Tsuyako (2011)

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

The Woman in Green (1945)

Young and Innocent (1937)

Television seasons

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1954)

All Creatures Great and Small: Season 4

All Creatures Great and Small: Season 5

All Creatures Great and Small: Season 6

All Creatures Great and Small: Season 7

Animaniacs, vol 3

The Avengers: Season 1

The Avengers: Season 2

The Avengers: Season 3

The Avengers: Season 4

The Avengers: Season 5

The Avengers: Season 6

Babylon 5: Season 1

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume 1

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume 3

Birds of Prey

Castle: Season 1

Count Duckula: Season 1

Count Duckula: Season 2

Count Duckula: Season 3

Count Duckula: Season 4

Doctor Who: Series 6

Golden Girls: Season 4

Golden Girls: Season 5

Golden Girls: Season 6

Golden Girls: Season 7

InuYasha Season Two

InuYasha Season Three

Jeeves & Wooster

The New Avengers

The Pirates of Dark Water

: Season 1

Reboot: Season 2

Reboot: Season 3

Reboot: Season 4

Roseanne: Season 1

Roseanne: Season 2

Roseanne: Season 3

Roseanne: Season 4

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 3

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 4

Star Trek: Season 2

Star Trek: Season 3

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 5

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7

Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1

Studio 60

Superman: The Animated Series
Season 2

The West Wing: Season 2

The West Wing: Season 3

The West Wing: Season 4

The West Wing: Season 5

The West Wing: Season 6

The West Wing: Season 7

The Wire: Season 1

The Wire: Season 2

The Wire: Season 3

The Wire: Season 4

The Wire: Season 5

World's Worst Musical

Oh, jeeze, I bought more books today.  Watch me ruin my whole thing. (2 May 2012)

In cleaning my room, I have found a few more things that I had completely forgotten about, and I realized just how many albums I have bought that I haven't listened to all the way through and threw them on the list, too. (27 May 2012)

I hit the maximum data capacity on this post this evening, so instead of crossing things off this list, I will now be moving completed entries to the Achievement Masterpost.  OMG, this is ridiculous.  (23 July 2012)


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Apr. 29th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
No worries, I haven't read John Barrowman's autobiography yet, either. It's exactly as you said -- it's not that I don't WANT to, and I was very excited to get it! It's just ... Something else always seems to come up and require my attention instead. Y'know, for four years now. (*sheepish grin*)

(It's not exactly THAT clear-cut, of course. You know as well as I that you have to be in a certain mood for all the various books/movies/shows you've got, and oftentimes the mood is not there because you're in some OTHER mood. AND, when the mood to read something you've had lying around might actually appear, inevitably something else STILL manages to come up. It's rough, I tell you. ROUGH. ... I should do a list like this, to try and guilt myself into action, here. :D)

QUERY: Have you never seen Edward Scissorhands and Half-Blood Prince? Or have you just not watched 'em since getting the DVDs? I'm just curious ...

(ALSO: ahhhhh The Sorcerer's Apprentice!! I have a shameful amount of love for that movie, I can't even tell you. I've been on a MAJOR rewatching-movies-I-was-completely-obsessed-with-five-years-ago kick for the past few weeks; now I want to dig out TSA to watch.) (That's a much newer obsession, but the principle's the same. :D)

ANYWAY -- dude, I've no qualms about rewatching/reading the stuff I love instead of turning to the new stuff, so don't feel bad about that. What I WOULD like to do is forbid myself from buying new stuff until I read ALL THE STUFF I ALREADY OWN THAT I HAVEN'T READ ONCE YET ... but y'know how that goes. (Honestly, every time I walk into a bookstore these days, I don't walk out without buying SOMETHING Sherlock-Holmes related. It's really bad.) (Except I love it, obviously.) Guess I could give a go of it -- not buying anything more until I read all the stuff I already have, I mean. I might be able to mostly manage it if I come up with some sort of rule to allow for the occasional exception ... ('Coz I'm not made of stone, here!)
Apr. 30th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
Really, I just like making lists and then crossing things off of them...
Pirates of Penzance is on the list, too, and I can promise you I was thrilled when I opened that. But, I apparently haven't been in much of a piratey mood lately (I *still* haven't watched the copy of OST I rushed out and bought the day it was released WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME), and you don't waste something like that if you're not in the proper mood. I'm hoping Pirates! Band of Misfits will fix that soon, though...

True story: I asked for Swing Kids for my birthday my senior year of high school, and it was the present I was most excited to unwrap. I still, eight years later*, haven't found myself in the proper mood to watch a movie about German teens dancing during WWII. Go figure.
The same thing happened with De-Lovely, only that was Christmas four years ago, and with a closeted composer instead of teenage Nazis.

All of the movies and books on the list are, indeed, things that I have never watched/read before. If I listed all of the movies I haven't watched since purchasing them, I would be in all kinds of trouble. And yes, I know I have to turn in both my Depp and HP fan club cards, now.
(Many of the TV seasons on the list are things that I've watched some or most of, but never all of the episodes in order, and some of the books are things that I have started reading in the past but never finished. The movies, though, are all things that I haven't yet intentionally watched any part of.)

Actually, the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" on my list was a Hitchcock short, not the recent movie (which I haven't seen... I am interested in doing so some day, knowing how much you like it, but...well, you've seen my list, now *g*). I just went through and added release dates to the movies to distinguish them; it didn't dawn on me when I first posted the list that anyone would actually be interested enough to read through the whole thing, so I didn't think any kind of disambiguation was necessary :^P (Incidentally, I managed to watch the short while dinner was in the oven this evening, and, while fairly predictable and cliched, it was okay. The most interesting thing about it was the fact that it was apparently "deemed unsuitable" back in 1961 and wasn't aired until the show went into syndication later. Considering I wrote a gorier version of this story when I was nine, I find the squeamishness quite amusing. Oh, television in the '60s...)

I don't generally have anything against revisiting favourites, but I had this moment of clarity yesterday when I realized I am currently rewatching BMW and Community, rereading Hunger Games, Sandman, and the HHG trilogy, and working my way back through the Dresden Files audio books, all while tripping over stacks of new things I've bought and wondering how I'm going to choose which movies and books to take to school, and I decided it was time to reassess. I have clearly proven time and again that I am incapable of resisting temptation to buy new stuff, so I'm refocusing on actually reading and watching the things I have. There were MANY times where I had the thought, "It would be a *tragedy* if I died before I actually managed to read/watch that," so I need to go ahead and make sure that doesn't happen.

* Good lord, that's a long time...
May. 3rd, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
First of all, I am SO SORRY I didn't even remember to _say_ Happy Birthday to you three days ago! (hangs head in shame) I'm sorry. I don't really have a good excuse. I guess I could say I was kinda waiting until I at least had a "virtual present" for you available and would say it at the same time I sent the gift, but...

(Besides, all the virtual presents I could send you would amount to MORE MEDIA, and as we can see here, you've got enough of _that_ for a while... :P)

However, I did come across something that made me think of you the other day. Nerd to the Third Podcast's 66th episode was "Ladies Night", in which they had a VERY good discussion about what it's like to be a female geek, with stories both good and bad. They talk about Buffy, they talk about Firefly, they talk about Star Trek and Reboot, and the whole thing completely made me think of you. :)


I know it's a long file!--that's just how Nerd to the Third rolls. They tend to have news, rumours and headlines--peppered by banter (and, if Dr. Gonzo is in a mood that day, complete insanity) for the first part, a musical break, and _then_ their actual named discussion topic. The discussion bit in this one starts at around 52:45 or so, or right after the song ("Neverending Story").

Secondly, it's funny you talk about that good-with-kids thing, 'cos the other day I ran into a scene like THAT which reminded me of you. I was playing this big chaotic Sims household, and at one point, one guy picked up a toddler and started cuddling and generally being adorable with her. Right then, a Family-Aspiration character walked up and went, "HEART!" :)

Thirdly, I have to second the amazement at YOU HAVEN'T SEEN EDWARD SCISSORHANDS? OR THE LAST HARRY POTTER MOVIES?! That last one _really_ shocks me, considering you're all about Starkid and have been to LeakyCon and everything.

And last but not least, sorry to blather on about Hetalia in my last post. See, the thing is, as usual when I get into something new, I want to BABBLE ALL OVER THE PLACE about it...but the fandom for Hetalia is HUGE, weird, and _scary_. The show version started in only 2008, and they've already got memes about the memes, their own slang, fanon all over the place, YouTube fads, LiveJournal communities for every character and/or pairing, and enough TVTropes to choke a horse.

And those are the NON-scary ones. Where would I jump in? This fandom seems to be less "Oh, YAY, we found another one!" and more "Oh, great, another one of THEM." There's a DeviantArt group called "Sane Hetalia Fans", to give you an idea...
So basically I wanted to ramble a bit at somebody who isn't already sick to death of both the real thing and any theories I might come up with. Heh.

Anyway. Something I didn't mention before, is the reason it kind of _can't_ have much character development is that the episodes are only FIVE MINUTES LONG! Including the credits! It's mainly a strip manga, but although there _are_ the occasional longer stories, they either haven't been adapted yet or are done so over the course of many different episodes. With other scenes in between. It's very ADD. Also, very meta and _deliberately_ fannish, including bits where characters break the fourth wall.
Why I got into this? Well, I don't know. I was already _entertained_, but then suddenly, something just...CLICKED! And that's when I became a Fan.



Edited at 2012-05-03 11:12 pm (UTC)
May. 7th, 2012 08:39 am (UTC)
I shall reply properly when I get some time to do so, but I did want to pop in and say that Colin Baker tweeted this afternoon, "Watching four badgers in the garden - eating nuts - about four yards from our window. Beautiful creatures," and all I could think was, "Wow. I'm actually following The Doctor, aren't I?"
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