TMI_kiss-closeup

FanFic Recs [5.0]






FanFic Recs for the Weary Soul

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
--Oscar Wilde--


Read more...Collapse )
CM_HappyReid

Great Criminal Minds Rewatch: Master Post

So, since I'm reluctant to go ahead with my Great Star Trek Rewatch without my watching buddy, I've been rewatching Criminal Minds from the beginning. I'm not sure why, because I was catching up on S11 and got as far as "Derek" and just couldn't take it anymore, and so I went back to the beginning. And because I was already doing one ranking, I figured, why not do another?

Read more...Collapse )
CM_Reid1

CM S2 Episode Ranking

Oh, season two, how I love you. Not only do we get the departure of the all too annoying Elle and the arrival of Prentis, who I adore despite her first name, we also get the season of Reid's sexy glasses. Add in a couple very good eisode arcs and a tighter, less realistic narative taking shape... and, well, this is the reason I stuck with the series.

  1. Sex, Birth, Death: s2e11, We have the fascinating character of Nathan Harris played perfectly by the late, lamented Anton Yechin. Plus, we have that wonderful moment with Morgan and Reid in the car showing us that, yes, they are close friends at the very least, and just slightly too much poltical machinations.

  2. The Perfect Storm: s2e3, This is the kind of twist I can get behind, though how the unsub got to be the unsub screams edge case.

  3. Empty Planet: s2e8, I wish the book the bomber is "basing" everything on were real. Enough said.

  4. The Boogeyman: s2e6, Again, the twist is what makes this episode, but the team moments are a pretty close second.

  5. The Last Word: s2e9, The idea of two serial killers playing with each other strikes me as very Hannibal, but I like it.

  6. Lessons Learned: s2e10, A little too ripped from the headlines, but the East vs West is fascinating.

  7. Aftermath: s2e45 Rape episodes always make me uncomfortable, but this one is fairly good about dealing with the "aftermath", and the only real WTF is Elle going psycho killer at the end.

  8. North Mammon: s2e7, A little too sensational, but the chase - and the victims' parents - make this episode.

  9. Psychodrama: s2e4, I'm still not sure how I feel about this one. Is the dude mentally ill? Is he just really high? Has all of this been manufactured by someone from the "lets give them the most icky past ever"? Who knows.

  10. P911: s2e2, I hate to call an episode about a child porn ring blah, but there you have it.

Female Unsubs:  1                 Mentally Ill Unsubs:  1
CM_Reid1

Great Criminal Minds Rewatch: Master List

Criminal Minds. You are a strange bedfellow, but I enjoy your hints of Morgon/Spencer and the moments where the characters just shine ("Revelations" anyone?) or things are just plane riddiculous (murder by plane crash, really?). But mostly its the characters and their interactions that make this show great.


  1. The Fisher King: s1e22/s2e1, Easily the best episodes of the season, what with its character development (Spencer telling the others to run when he sees the bomb, the first glance into Elle's rage) and truely facinstaing chase, that even Elle's "I'm dying and getting a glimpse of my father in heaven" storyline in part 2 can't take that away. (And part 1 gives us our first Pretty Boy).

  2. Sex, Birth, Death: s2e11, We have the fascinating character of Nathan Harris played perfectly by the late, lamented Anton Yechin. Plus, we have that wonderful moment with Morgan and Reid in the car showing us that, yes, they are close friends at the very least, and just slightly too much poltical machinations.

  3. The Popular Kids: s1e10, Twists and turns take us from a satanic cult killing to a bored high schooler. The reveal scene at the end caps off one of the best episodes of the season.

  4. The Perfect Storm: s2e3, this is the kind of twist I can get behind, though how the unsub got to be the unsub screams edge case.

  5. Empty Planet: s2e8, I wish the book the bomber is "basing" everything on were real. Enough said.

  6. The Boogeyman: s2e6, Again, the twist is what makes this episode, but the team moments are a pretty close second.

  7. The Last Word: s2e9, The idea of two serial killers playing with each other strikes me as very Hannibal, but I like it.

  8. Lessons Learned: s2e10, A little too ripped from the headlines, but the East vs West is fascinating.

  9. Aftermath: s2e4, Rape episodes always make me uncomfortable, but this one is fairly good about dealing with the "aftermath", and the only real WTF is Elle going psycho killer at the end.

  10. Poison: s1e13, No sex, drugs, or guns involved here, just pure profiling. Which, you know, is why we're here, not for another middle aged white man.

  11. North Mammon: s2e7, A little too sensational, but the chase - and the victims' parents - make this episode.

  12. Unfinished Business: s1e15, Rapist and killer returns after 20 years. Again, the chase is far more interesting than the actual killer.

  13. Charm and Harm: s1e20, What could have been an amazing unsub-driven episode manages to become a fairly standard filler episode with re-watching.

  14. The Fox: s1e7, The most interesting killer to this point, the chase alone makes this episode.

  15. Psychodrama: s2e4, I'm still not sure how I feel about this one. Is the dude mentally ill? Is he just really high? Has all of this been manufactured by someone from the "lets give them the most icky past ever"? Who knows.

  16. Secrets and Lies: s1e21, BAU goes to the CIA, somewhat boilerplate.

  17. Natural Born Killer: s1e8, Mafiakiller hitman who tortures for fun. Would have been utterly banal if not for Hotcher's background being revealed through his relationship with the hitman.

  18. LDSK: s1e6, Our only real sniper episode, this manages to be interesting only for the insight it gives us to Spencer's character - and Hotcher's.

  19. What Fresh Hell?: s1e12, Standard child abduction, interesting only because there's no "psycho killer".

  20. Blood Hungry: s1e11, Man suffering from mental break becomes a religious killer. Sansationalist in the extreme, but not half bad.

  21. P911: s2e2, I hate to call an episode about a child porn ring blah, but there you have it.

  22. Won't Get Fooled Again: s1e3, A forger becomes a bomber to cover his tracks, average at best.

  23. Somebody's Watching: s1e18, Your textbook Hollywood stalker issue with a very minor twist. Would rate higher if not for the non-con kiss between Lila and Reed which just pushes all my ick buttons.

  24. Riding the Lightning: s1e14, Deathbed interviews with serial killing duo leads to insight into the depths of a mother's love - which almost made me gag while writing. Average at its average best.

  25. Broken Mirror: s1e5, FBI stalker kidnaps one twin and tries to get the other. I'll call this the cutting off point between bad and good episodes for now, its so utterly average.

  26. Compulsion: s1e2, Living with an OCD sister, I can't quite believe someone so ill could be so organized, but otherwise an OK starter episode.

  27. Plain Sight: s1e4, Rapist running rampant in suburbia. This episode somehow manages to make every aspect of the crime, victims, and perpetrator incredibly dull.

  28. Extreme Agressor: s1e1, Pilot epiosde, more offputting than interesting, particularly with the introduction of the "profile greenscreen", but not much worse than SG1's pilot. Still, not one I'd ever willingly rewatch otherwise.

  29. A Real Rain: s1e17, Mentally ill vigilante justice gone wrong. Need I say more?

  30. Machismo: s1e19, Your textbook "South of the Boarder" episode that manages to stay just side of both badly handled and blatently racist.

  31. Derailed: s1e9, Schiophrenic takes train car hostage. While it has a few decent moments, this textbook "psycho killer" episode is just embaressing for everyone involved.

  32. The Tribe: s1e16, Your textbook "native american" episode and treds the line between being racist or just extremely badly handled.

Female Unsubs:  2                 Mentally Ill Unsubs:  5
CM_Reid1

CM S1 Episode Ranking

Season one. Oh my god, season one. I have no idea how I got through you. Between the always unflattering combination of "mental illness doesn't make people killers but not this time" and Elle, who would have been better off playing a stone vampire in some '90s made for TV movie, you had your flaws. But somehow I stuck with you. Though God only knows how.

  1. The Fisher King: s1e22/s2e1, Easily the best episodes of the season, what with its character development (Spencer telling the others to run when he sees the bomb, the first glance into Elle's rage) and truely facinstaing chase, that even Elle's "I'm dying and getting a glimpse of my father in heaven" storyline in part 2 can't take that away. (And part 1 has the first Pretty Boy).

  2. The Popular Kids: s1e10, Twists and turns take us from a satanic cult killing to a bored high schooler. The reveal scene at the end caps off one of the best episodes of the season.

  3. Poison: s1e13, No sex, drugs, or guns involved here, just pure profiling. Which, you know, is why we're here, not for another middle aged white man.

  4. Unfinished Business: s1e15, Rapist and killer returns after 20 years. Again, the chase is far more interesting than the actual killer.

  5. Charm and Harm: s1e20, What could have been an amazing unsub-driven episode manages to become a fairly standard filler episode with re-watching.

  6. The Fox: s1e7, The most interesting killer to this point, the chase alone makes this episode.

  7. Secrets and Lies: s1e21, BAU goes to the CIA, somewhat boilerplate.

  8. Natural Born Killer: s1e8, Mafiakiller hitman who tortures for fun. Would have been utterly banal if not for Hotcher's background being revealed through his relationship with the hitman.

  9. LDSK: s1e6, Our only real sniper episode, this manages to be interesting only for the insight it gives us to Spencer's character - and Hotcher's.

  10. What Fresh Hell?: s1e12, Standard child abduction, interesting only because there's no "psycho killer".

  11. Blood Hungry: s1e11, Man suffering from mental break becomes a religious killer. Sansationalist in the extreme, but not half bad.

  12. Won't Get Fooled Again: s1e3, A forger becomes a bomber to cover his tracks, average at best.

  13. Somebody's Watching: s1e18, Your textbook Hollywood stalker issue with a very minor twist. Would rate higher if not for the non-con kiss between Lila and Reed which just pushes all my ick buttons.

  14. Riding the Lightning: s1e14, Deathbed interviews with serial killing duo leads to insight into the depths of a mother's love - which almost made me gag while writing. Average at its average best.

  15. Broken Mirror: s1e5, FBI stalker kidnaps one twin and tries to get the other. I'll call this the cutting off point between bad and good episodes for now, its so utterly average.

  16. Compulsion: s1e2, Living with an OCD sister, I can't quite believe someone so ill could be so organized, but otherwise an OK starter episode.

  17. Plain Sight: s1e4, Rapist running rampant in suburbia. This episode somehow manages to make every aspect of the crime, victims, and perpetrator incredibly dull.

  18. Extreme Agressor: s1e1, Pilot epiosde, more offputting than interesting, particularly with the introduction of the "profile greenscreen", but not much worse than SG1's pilot. Still, not one I'd ever willingly rewatch otherwise.

  19. A Real Rain: s1e17, Mentally ill vigilante justice gone wrong. Need I say more?

  20. Machismo: s1e19, Your textbook "South of the Boarder" episode that manages to stay just side of both badly handled and blatently racist.

  21. Derailed: s1e9, Schiophrenic takes train car hostage. While it has a few decent moments, this textbook "psycho killer" episode is just embaressing for everyone involved.

  22. The Tribe: s1e16, Your textbook "native american" episode and treds the line between being racist or just extremely badly handled.

Female Unsubs:  2                 Mentally Ill Unsubs:  5
SW_ESB-Leia

Wishing Well

I don't work Fridays. Even so, I work fairly close to a 40 hour week, so you'd think I'd be glad to have an extra day to myself. And not have to explain to people what a USB port is (but that's another story). For the most part, the day went pretty well too. I hung out and watched TV and was just generally okay until about an hour ago.

Read more...Collapse )
Tags:
ST_Beehive

Stress

It's the strangest thing. I really like working at the same company as my mom - her cubicle is 3 down from mine, I get to see her most every day, and on days our schedules line up she sometimes buys me lunch.

Read more...Collapse )
Tags: ,
ST_Q

DS9 S2 Episode Ranking

Deep Space Nine - your second season steadily improves, but you still have a long way to go before you become my favourite ST series.

  1. The Circle: s2e2, there is a lot I love about this episode, but Kira's packing scene has to be one of the most well-written and well-acted scenes, to the extent that it stands out as one of the most memorable scenes of the series. Add in the looming Bajorian civil war and you have the recipie for a perfect episode.

  2. Necessary Evil: s2e8, Where do I even begin? The nior detective story wrapping bookends the story perfectly, and the intersplicing of Occupation past and Federation present was even more perfect. Whoever did the cutting of this episode deserves a medal. Between that and the moment when Kira / Odo finally makes sense - and there are several of those - and this episode is easily one of the best.

  3. Cardassians: s2e5, In addition to being the episdoe that made popkin16 understand my love of Garak, we get to see Dukat being Dukat (really, he and Winn are a match made in heaven) and get real feels for Cardassians in general and Rugal in specific.

  4. The Homecoming: s2e1, Kira gets the chance to be a BAMF and rescue a Bajorian war hero, with the added moral quanderies inherant in most DS9 episodes, and one of the few outfits that stands the test of time - plus O'Brian pretending to be Kira's pimp.

  5. The Siege: s2e3, The somewhat lackluster conclusion of The Circle Arc, we get very little resolution for a bad guy that has been built up for several episodes now. The Kira and Dax scenes are hillarious, but that's not enough for me to move past the ending.

  6. Rules of Acqusition: s2e7, A decent Ferangi episode, with Rom at his "I love my brother" best and Quark actually showing non-profit-related emotions in regards to Pel. I still think Pel deserved to be a recurring character at the very least, but this episode is still satisfying - especially with The Dominion namedropping.

  7. Sanctuary: s2e10, The plot was good. The acting was good. Kira and Quark were amazing in their roles - and yet this episode seems to drag until the very end. Could have been better, could have been much worse.

  8. Second Sight: s2e9, I get that they wanted to define Sisko this season, but I don't see how this romance was supposed to do it. The whole thing seems more out of character than anything else, and the only thing that actually made this all work was Seyetik and how everyone banded together in disliking him.

  9. Melora: s2e6, The 90s specific people-with-disabilities-are-people-too requiste episode, which is mostly good save for the inexplicable romance that crops up between Melora and Bashir. The Klingon resturanter makes it all worth it though.

  10. Invasive Procedures: s2e4, This one ranks above "Dax" because a) stuff happens and b) Quark's hiss towards the middle of the episode. Otherwise, the let's-steal-the-symbiont-while-the-station-is-empty is annoying and a little too remincent of "The Catwalk," despite being made almost ten years earlier.