I’d like to point out something, in relation to Saki’s chat post she and I had last night. It all started when I was concerned she was going to decorate. Because if you know her, you know what could happen. She thought the tree would feel her up, I thought she’d get lost in the tree… and then the puns just HAD to happen after that.
This has been a service announcement. I have served you. Now I have to service Saki.
You give me a word, and I’ll take it and run Saki ragged, flirting nine ways to Sunday, while she gets so dizzy, she has to sit down, ending up in convenient arm distance for some giggling “us” time.
Every so often, I stop and wonder “Why do I follow tags for popular shows, when the majority of it is just going to be people shipping two straight characters that are more snarky than gay, but they ground their whole belief on this one small unsubstantial fact, when it’s only going to result in me wanting to go into full frothing at the mouth vent post mode?” I want to enjoy things, but people ruin it. Thanks, people.
Do people really get “hurt” when someone doesn’t like the character they “love”? Seriously? You’re getting bent out of shape because someone doesn’t like a fictional character the way you do and is expressing an opinion contrary to yours. Wow…
I should really add “Therapist” to my list of jobs. I don’t know why, but I seem to be a good person for people to vent to/let stuff out to. The only negative side to it is I still want to hug and comfort the women I listen to… Pretty sure that’s not okay.
And so starts the craziness of exam week. I have my pens for scribing, I have Dresden Files to read while proctoring, I still have the patience of a saint (at times). Let’s get this show on the road.
There are some acts I’d love to see. Maybe even “bucket list” things. Pearl Jam and the Foos, Tedeschi Trucks Band (kicking myself I missed them at Harvest), Mumford and Sons, the full Big Wreck (although Thornley was good, too). Seeing The Stanfields this week, which will be a good end of term present to myself, but I’d love to get to see a big stadium show one of these days. Or a badass club show, where you walk out staggering and grinning your ass off, screaming to a cabbie because you can’t hear jack-shit.
bronzedragon said: ^I think any visual adaptation would work better with a human-form Bob coming out of the skull (and - slight spoiler - one of the later books does even depict a human-form Bob for Harry to interact with.) But for TV, it makes more sense to have an actor to portray and emote, versus a skull where you can only have eye-glow and no facial expression. TV!Bob and Book!Bob feel like two very different characters (heck, most book vs. TV characters are super-super-different - Morgan, Bianca, Mai) but I actually didn’t mind TV!Bob. He’s not nearly as funny, but he was an interesting alteration. (Also, I’m kinda fond of Broadway and that’s Terrence Mann and it’s a small tragedy that they didn’t ever have him sing but that’s beyond the point.)
Also, books »» the TV show (and I could never quite figure out why the TV show would be mediocre - the source material is good, the writers were good - they’re from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and their eps there were generally a heck of a lot stronger - but the TV show just never quite comes together.)
-Def agreeing for having a human/physical representation for Bob. Since Harry is moving around his place now (which looks a hell of a lot different in my head) without going down to his lab, where Bob would normally be, it’s good to have someone to bounce off of in these cases. As for the show taking liberties with people… Murph ain’t Murph to me. Having a physical Bob is fine (though I probably would have liked someone a touch more snarky/in line with SkullBob’s mannerisms), and indeed necessary in certain scenes. Haven’t gotten to Bianca, but expecting a let-down for that. Morgan will probably be the same. If nothing else: I’m a picky shabuir about how I’d like things to be. And seeing how I’m not that far into the show, I can’t really comment on how it is, comparitivly to the books. It may have just been a case of needing more time to get started and established. Who knows. Whatever the case, we have the books, which are great (still only up to 5 right now, but assuming it gets even more insane). Cheers to everyone who’s been chiming in for the whole deal, and thanks for the commentary.
"If you try to cater to everyone, everyone goes hungry." - Iain/2 seconds ago.
Kind of riffing on something I read, but it’s almost impossible for “something” to be perfect for everyone. It has to cater to certain demographics (in most cases, the largest) in order to be successful. After it serves it’s first audience, it may be able to spread itself around to others, but it doesn’t mean that everyone will be sated. And sometimes, it won’t sit completely well when you get a mouthful. At the end of the day, you may just have to learn to pass it up, or be happy with what you have.
And now my metaphor has made me hungry. Huh.
bronzedragon answered:No - the show really doesn’t follow book-canon (book!Justin is not related to Harry, book!Bob is not a ghost.)
Okay. The Justin thing kind of threw me for a loop and had me worried I was getting something ahead of time. And I like SkullBob more than ghostBob.
My writing style fluctuates, depending on which piece I’m writing. Project 1 draws my focus to the spoken words of characters, with talk broken up by descriptions. Parallel Paths is a touch less conversation heavy, the “talk” still makes up a fair portion of what I write. The Poke fic is on the far side of the spectrum, where talk is relegated to the backseat in preference to descriptive paragraph upon paragraph. Each style I enjoy, but it just interests me that I shift almost seamlessly from one to the other, depending on the story at my fingertips.
I have Bulbapedia open, as well as a page on Stockholm syndrome. This could only mean one thing: I’m brainstorming a fic for Saki. Whether or not it’ll see the light of day is the big question.