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Real Life has a been a b***h so I haven't had a chance to post here (or wander around) in a LOOONNNGGG time. It doesn't help that I write a lot for grad school now (and it's performance appraisal time at work so I'm writing a lot for that, too) and so I just don't want to come on here to write for the hell of it.

But I miss you all (really missing the Smallville fandom lately) so I thought I'd post a bit about random things and see what you all are up to....


Smallville comic book Season 11: YEAH, BABY. I read all the comments in my post about it and I can see that there are some mixed feelings. That makes PERFECT sense to me. I have mixed feelings too! On the one hand, I'm really happy that they're continuing the story in canon (everyone knows what a canon fanatic I am) but -- Chloe Sullivan-Queen? Really? When Clark and Lois are still engaged??!?!?! Why, universe??? Why???? I'm definitely buying every single one that comes out - however long it lasts - and hope to post my thoughts here after every release.
 
Question: What is the number one thing you hope that BQM will explore in the comics? I mean, other than Clois sexing.
TV....

Once Upon a Time:  I hate to say it but I'm over it already. I hate what they're doing to this show -- it's getting very tedius and boring. It also has the problem that the plot is not moving and they put Mary Margaret and David in an ADULTEROUS affair. Not cool, TPTB, not cool. Or romantic for that matter. I haven't watched for the past two weeks and am torn on whether or not to watch the season finale.

Parks & Rec: Continues to be the one of the most awesome shows EVAH. I love it - any fans out there? If not, go run and find this gem of a show and catch up!

Mad Men: It's almost BACK!!! Cannot wait.
Books....

Magic Bites Series: Recently read Ilona Andrews' series about Kate Daniels. I don't know what it is about "urban fantasy" but it really doesn't satisfy me -- I feel like the work is so derivative. I find that odd, since I eat up paranormal romances which are usually considered to have less depth that UF. I found the Kate Daniels' series to be terribly uneven with a main character who had a tendency to do thing that I consider "To Stupid to Live" behaviour. I also thought the first book was not very good and was kind of bad at creating the world. I thought the 3rd book was by far the best.

I am massively shipping Curran/Kate - but I do think the spark kind of went out of there relationship after she moved into the Keep with him.
Movies...

Hunger Games: Cannot wait for the movie to come out. My husband actually read the series so I'm looking forward to seeing it with him.

The Immortals: I just watched this on DVD and it was bad. Like REALLY BAD. And it's really making me scared about what Cavill is going to do with Clark Kent.

Justice League: Doom: I almost want to do an entire post devoted to the review of this animated movie, but I'll just list it out here in synopsis. Loved the small glimpse of Lois Lane... like the premise and it was well made. But I thought that Batman got away with his "files" just a little TOO easily. I am so sick of Batman being the most awesome member of the JL. He's like the LANA LANG of the Justice League.


Date: 2012-03-13 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verogeller.livejournal.com
I am so sick of Batman being the most awesome member of the JL. He's like the LANA LANG of the Justice League.

You are awesome ;)

Date: 2012-03-14 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
OK, so it's not just me then? Good! LOL

Date: 2012-03-13 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brijeana.livejournal.com
I'm really excited about the Season 11 Comic book also. It will be easy to skip over the things I dislike or at the very least cover the speech bubbles and rewrite the dialog if I don't like it. Hopefully since it's BQM that won't be necessary but...

By the way, are you going to watch that ARROW show on the CW? From what I can tell it will be starring GA and Black Canary. I might watch the premiere if I can remember that the show exists before it airs.

Question: What is the number one thing you hope that BQM will explore in the comics? I mean, other than Clois sexing.

Hee! All the facets of Lois Lane's character. I think Smallville had some great Lois moments but I never got an episode that fully scratched my Lois Lane itch. That sounds really bad but I'm looking forward to seeing Lois Lane released from her Smallville chains, going after stories, getting in people's faces, being Superman's partner personally and professionally. I'm looking forward to LOIS LANE!!! Similarly it will be great to see TW's Superman unleashed! I want to see him using all his powers and thinking quickly and writing stories and... I think they were so hobbled in a lot of ways by the budget of Smallville and the sprawling cast, and the 45 minute time limit and the 438294723894372 commercials. I can't wait to be FREE of all that. Yay!

I'm sad to hear that Once Upon a Time has taken a nose dive. I know you were hoping it would be a show you could watch with your entire family. I'm trying to catch up. I stopped at the final episode (I think) with the huntsman. But it's been so long that I went back to the beginning. So I haven't gotten to the more recent developments yet. I ship MM and David so I don't know that I'll care about the adultury. They are married in "real life" after all. And it can be part of the fallen nature of the characters because of the evil queen's curse. But again. I'm no where near that... so I might hate it.

Mad Men... I'm still at the beginning of season 2!

I really want to start reading Hunger Games.

I'M watching Game of Thrones and this has taken over my life. I'm seriously obsessed with Game of Thrones and TUMBLR. Not good.

I also watch Revenge, but like Once Upon a Time, I'm very behind on this show.

Books... I'm reading A Song of Ice and Fire. This is the book series Game of Thrones is based on. I'm also going to re-read the Witches by Roald Dahl for a job I'm doing and like I said I want to read Hunger Games.

Movies... I saw The Lorax today. I highly recommend that you read the book by Dr. Seuss if you haven't and watch the film. There are annoying things about the film but over all it's wonderful!

Yeah that's it for me! I miss the loveliest parts of SV fandom also. <3


Date: 2012-03-14 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
I think that the few episodes that scratched my Lois Lane itch were "Lucy", "Idol", and "Ambush". Other than that -- not much. Perhaps "Persuasion".

I don't think, though, that the SV comics will focus on LL that much. I hope they do, but I am expecting a lot of the same old, same old. A few panels with Lois dashing in and giving Clark a pep talk and then dashing out. I am bracing myself that Chloe/Oliver will get their own storyline and Lois will be considered a "supporting" character whose sole purpose is to be there to make Clark happy. At least, that's how they wrote her in S10, so I can't imagine that a S11 will be any different.

BUT I'm still excited (so far) and hope to see some good things out of Clark's arc. And Lex.

"Game of Thrones" - My husband is way more into that than me. Yes, you should definitely read Hunger Games. But only when you have time and you're over the GoT obsession -- I don't think you'll enjoy diving into a new, intense story when you're immersed in the GoT universe.

Arrow show -- I haven't decided. I actually don't watch as much TV as I used to, but I may go ahead and do it for this one (mainly because it's hard to stay away from a JL show).

Date: 2012-03-14 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xenokattz.livejournal.com
I've fallen in love with the idea of Clark & Lois taking forever to get married because, y'know, LIFE. With Jeff & Brian(?) next door fanboying & puzzling.

I'm SO glad I'm not the only one getting tired of Once Upon A Time. The stories in Fairy Tale Land are super interesting but I'm so tired of the "heroes" losing & the main villain is too villainous for me to want to cheer for. If it was all Fairy Land, I'd love it.

Date: 2012-03-14 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
Not just that, but it seems every single episode is "rinse, rather, repeat" -- the mayor and Emma have the exact same conversation every episode. MM and DAvid are struggling when there really isn't that much of a struggle in the Real World. It's just poorly done and a little boring.

I will be OK with Clark/Lois not married if they give us a good reason WHY. Seven years is a long time to live together and work together & still not tie the knot.
Edited Date: 2012-03-14 06:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-14 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadengreen36.livejournal.com
Hello! :) Good to see you

I am looking forward to the Smallville comic; hopefully it will be awesome. If not, there's always fan fic (hopefully LOL) that will jump off of it.

I'm still avidly watching Once Upon a Time, though ICAM about Mary Margaret and David. David more so in that he was actively lying to his wife while stringing MM along, and he seems so wishy washy in real life compared to Charming. Ah well. We'll have to see how that plays out. Emma has grown on me, so I don't dislike her anymore. My daughter and I are convinced that The Stranger or August or whatever his name is will somehow be Henry's father. I still adore the evil Queen; Lana Parilla is still a magnet on the show for me, though of course I want the characters to buy a clue as to how nasty she really is.

I got my sister into Mad Men, so now we are both waiting...

The daughter and I are also waiting impatiently for the Hunger Games. Those books are so made of win, and Wisteria wrote the most perfect epilogue in the world.

Date: 2012-03-14 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
I really liked Emma right off the bat, but I'm actually the opposite. They're making it harder and harder for me to like her, because she's such a static character. They need to fill in her backstory and give her a backbone when it comes to Regina.
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Date: 2012-03-19 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
I think the reason you probably lost interest in it was because it's very boring. LOL

I tried to sit through the latest episode about Little Red Riding Hood (I'd heard it was great), but all I could think about was how boring it was and how bad the acting is.

I don't read many comics and I very rarely follow a series as it's going along. It's not for lack of interest, but rather the inability to put down that much money. But I do plan to follow the Smallville Season 11 comics.
Edited Date: 2012-03-19 01:29 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-25 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisas100.livejournal.com
Smallville comic books looks to have more Lois than not. podcast interview here: http://acrosstheairwaves.com/brianQmillerinterview Somebody on tumblr summed it up here: http://teamclarklois.tumblr.com/post/19726822540/new-season-11-details-from-across-the-airwavess

some highlights from that post:


Writing for the page rather than screen means there’s room for more classic Clark/Lois banter in the comic than Miller was able to include in most episodes of the show.

Somewhat vague hint Bart might return.

Dan Turpin and Maggie Sawyer will show up in the second “episode” of the comic.

Frank “the newsstand guy” will be making an appearance.

There’s is no sign of Cat Grant appearing yet, but it could happen at some point in the future.

There will be “loads” of Clark and Lois.

There is a conscious effort to keep Clark in the comic as much as possible. Clark is “front and center.”

There will be “tons” less angst.

As Superman, Clark can stay behind and shake hands. He can give advice and encouragement. He has a different set of responsibilities. He inspires people.

The first scene in Week 2 features Clark and Lois catching up while Clark is brushing his teeth. The idea is to make sure the comic presents these characters as “real people.”

Tess’s death is not something that’s brushed under the rug. It’s definitely something everyone is aware of.

Clark’s inner circle will struggle with accepting Lex’s claims he’s a new man without any memories, especially since they suspect he killed Tess. However, they are hesitant to do anything about their suspicions out of fear they might expose their own secrets. It’s a very “tricky” situation for everyone.

Lex possesses instincts that are tied to his past memories, but not specific information about his memories. It’s instinct not information. However, BQM didn’t dismiss the possibility Lex could gather some of this information from newspapers, photos, paintings, etc.

When asked if Lex would be attempting to reclaim his memories, BQM admitted he would like to reveal more but could not do so without giving away too many spoilers.

Miller is proud to have written some Chloe dialogue without extensive metaphor and is trying to avoid having Lex quote classic literature like Art of War.

There’s a fun scene in the first 30 pages that addresses whether or not Clark (not Superman) is on Lex Luthor’s radar.

There will be a decent amount of Superman/Lex scenes.

By the time readers get to the end of the first 12 weeks (Episode #1), Chloe and Oliver will be the “in” to the “larger mythology of the season.”

Green Arrow isn’t as needed as before. Chloe and Oliver are eager to start their married lives together in Star City, but things keep pulling them back to Metropolis. There’s a much larger problem they have to address.

A “full on” Justice League thing likely won’t be happening until the very end. New characters will be added to the roster throughout the season, though.

At some point, Martha will come up in part to explain where Shelby is.

Clark and Lois are still going to be living at their apartment. They’re going to be trying to figure out what to do with all of their wedding presents, since they had to cancel the wedding yet still intend to get married someday.

The comic has a definite in the city vibe.

In the comic, BQM hasn’t yet answered the question: do the Kents own the farm? The interviewers remind Miller the farm is still in the family in 2017, according to “Homecoming.” Miller reminds them that because Clark saw his future in “Homecoming,” he may have caused a few ripple effects. So some of the future details of “Homecoming” may be in play.

Either Lana, Pete, or Conner will have a story of some kind in Season 11.

It’s nice to have Lois’s voice because she can come in and say “this is bunk.” Basically, she’s the voice of the audience.

There will likely be “flashback” panels to explain past events referenced in the comic.

It seems one story might recount an event that occurred on the show only it will be told from another point of view. This sort of storytelling advice will likely be used once or rarely.

Date: 2012-03-25 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisas100.livejournal.com
And here is the IGN interview with BQM:

http://comics.ign.com/articles/122/1221300p1.html

This in particular:

"IGN: That's kind of my next question. The original mantra of the show way back when was "no tights, no flights." Obviously, we've evolved past that point and the series finale really kicked it to where we're going now. But how do you manage writing Superman while still remaining true to what the show was about?

Miller: Once we get out of the first episode, it's mostly tights and flights. Which people have wanted for ten years anyway. So it's giving Clark his due as Superman, but that's not to say that we lose sight of Clark Kent. If you're going to have Superman in the book, you want to see as much Superman as possible. And I think honestly Lois is a big link; she's very important in keeping Clark grounded – not in a bad way – but in a "I represent the world you're trying to save. I represent the world that's worth fighting for, and I represent the world that will fight for itself." Because that's what's wonderful about Lois Lane, is she's a fighter. She very much has that quasi-objective voice.

On the show, she was one of the only – if not the only – person who just wouldn't suffer Clark's crap and would call him on it. That's what's beautiful about Lois. In a way, I think she's the voice of the audience in the book. Aside from having the ensemble – Lex, Chloe and Oliver – that help keep it in the Smallville everbody knows, Lois is the most important for that. "


Three more weeks before the first weekly digital release and we shall see.

Date: 2012-03-29 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] svgirl-203.livejournal.com
These Clois scenes sound awesome. And I absolutely agree with this interview. It's also the most someone as talked about Lois in this comic so far. But it's still kind of bugging me that we haven't heard about anything about Lois outside of her role as Clark's support system and these cute/fun Clois moments.

Especially when we are hearing about characters like Lana, Pete, or Connor possibly having their own storyline or Tess' death having any kind of real impact when it makes no sense based on show canon. Unless it's being used as a plotline to further Lex's story(due to Lex being one who murdered her and trying to sell himself of as changed man). There's talk about what Lex's role and even Chloe and Oliver are going to be involved in something major. It would be nice to hear about Lois' involvement in the main storylines as well. I don't need a storyline centered around her right away (though that would be great and I hope they plan on giving her a storyline of her own at some point) but for now I need to know she's going to be in the middle of the action and really involved in everything that's going on. I'm really not seeing that from everything we know about this comic so far. Granted we don't really know that much but still...

So yeah, I'm probably going to have to read the first issue or atleast get an interview where they give us more info on Lois' role in this comic before I can feel completely excited about it. But I am still looking forward to it though (mostly because it means more Smallville). And the Clark stuff looks really great. I'm just hoping they do a great job with Lois as well.
Edited Date: 2012-03-29 06:36 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-29 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisas100.livejournal.com
Agreed. But at this point half a loaf is better than none, I realize you're not a comic book reader so might not know what's been going on over at DC (for example the Amazons back story has changed, Zeus is Diana's father now and the Amazons enslaved men to have children and abandoned all male children and only kept the girls)

It hasn't exactly been the year of the woman over there.

Lois Lane has been treated abysmally in the "New 52" and she's dead before the story even starts in the Earth-2 universe.

So right now, this is the only place to find a pre flashpoint Lois Lane. And right now even having Lois be a reporter is huge given what's been going on over at DC.
Edited Date: 2012-03-29 03:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-04-10 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
I was going to subscribe to the WW arc but it was too pricey. Looks like it was a good call on my part.

Date: 2012-04-10 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
I agree with you, but I had braced myself for that. After all, that's what S10 Lois was written like. She was Clark's support system. I don't expect BQM to write S11 Lois any different.

I do hope she DOES call him on his crap because - to be honest - I didn't see a lot of that in S10.

Date: 2012-04-10 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
YAY! I love those comments about Lois. That's what I loved about SVLois. God, I miss her.

Date: 2012-04-10 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
Cool! Thanks so much for this. I'm looking forward to it coming out this Friday. I'm downloading it straight onto my hubby's iPad.

But... um... LANA? NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

And I'm pretty sure I'm going to be skipping over the Chloe parts. It already sounds annoying.

The "banter" comment is interesting. I mean, I would have thought it would be EASIER to do it on a TV show.

Date: 2012-04-13 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kanarazu.livejournal.com
Haven't been watching a lot of TV other than Nikita, and also catching up on Game of Thrones. I have to say that Once Upon A Time has gotten infuriating. As much as the premise was interesting, I just hate Regina far too much now, especially after watching her backstory. It's misplaced blame taken to a ridiculous degree and I am left with nothing but rage for her character. That episode should have been able to grant her some sympathy, but it was handled so very poorly.

Immortals - UGH. THEY'RE DOING GREEK MYTHOLOGY WRONG. Zeus looked Spanish and I half expected him to go "Theseus! Go make me proud ese!" :P Cavill really dashed my hopes to the ground in this one and I am not sure of how he'll do as Clark Kent. This isn't just bias speaking anymore, this is because I've seen his acting and it's just not good.

Justice League Doom - I seriously wish writers would stop making the angsty heroes the cool ones. This trend needs to stop. Batman is not the heart of the Justice League and I wish the writers would stop trying to make him the core of it.

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