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Well not really hate, but still.

So there is this one building that anything that is set in San Francisco visual name checks. The stupid triangle building with the out juts. Which I actually liked... The first 20 or 30 times that I seen it. Now I understand the whole most things are shot in LA and they need a way to pretend that that fact isn't true, but still Every Single Thing set in SF gets that shot, and the exact same winding around it. Not even the Golden Gate Bridge gets visually name checked like that.


But Why am I so annoyed now you might ask? Because Even star trek: voyager, which is set 400+ years in the future does this. That's not even realistic in a Sci Fi way.
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I just got back from Alice in Wonderland, And I have thoughts.



Spoiler Alert, she falls though a hole )
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So I was watching Merlin and taking notes to post and was going to make it through the whole first season, and that didn't happen, so to move the damn thing from in progress to done folder here's my notes edited for spelling only.

Talky, Talky )
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So I'm watching Bones. What made me watch it after 4 years and at least one urging from a friend? I was at my moms friends house and while they were talking a Bones marathon (or something) came one and in it was the episode were Bones and Booth go to Vegas. There's a scene in it were Bones is playing some card game, and winning by counting cards, Booth comes up to her trying to get her to leave and she starts explain to him, in front of the dealer, how easy it is to win; all you have to do is count cards. Booth starts getting nervous and tries to get her to stop. She of course, doesn't' understand why he's nervous about her talking about how she won.

Why did this get me interested enough to at least rent the DVD's. I remember reading a meta essay once about why all the eccentric genius in media were men. (I'm sure every one in the audience knows the answer to that one.) They person may have mentioned Bones as the only example of a female genius in current and just off air media. (Sam Carter of SG1 does not count. She is Canon Sue. She's a hot blond, in the military, super scientist, geeky in the ways of things like star trek or star wars, but also capable of interacting in the real world like a completely normal human being. If it were a non-live action show she would have the figure of either a Barbie or classic comic book woman. Which is not to say that I don't like her, just that we should be open about what she is.) In fact the I think the person did mention Bones in making a comparison between here and Charlie Eppes (and maybe Spencer Reid?) Saying that Charlies eccentricities make him look cute, Bones make us question her childhood.

For the record if we weren't given so much info on Charlie (and Don's) childhood I would wonder about what happened in it just like I do Bones (I obviously haven't seen much yet so if they do talk about her childhood...Opps?) and I totally find Bones' eccentricities cute. But I can see that most people would wonder about Charlies childhood in a 'what happens to a boy geniuses' kind of way, while about Bones it would be a 'why isn't she normal' kind of way. I like that though. While I always want media portrayal of (insert oppressed group here) to be better then real live lets them have, I also appreciate showing real life difficulty (as much as a TV show can), and in real life it is difficult for women to be not normal, especially in a way that is having a prized-by-society skill.

One reason I can see liking Booth as much as I do Bones is that I can see him treating Bones the same way if she were a man, out side of the obvious to come UST. (Because Booth might be one of the few media characters that I see as 100% straight, no dude/dudette exception.)

So I'm really excite about Bones and hope that it hasn't jumped the shark already.
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Ok, So I have not watched Merlin yet. I tried to watch it and then something happened that made me mad so I stopped watching and today I was going to watch but then I started my loan app and got distracted. But I know the basics of the myth and what they changed.

So here's what's annoying me. I love Arthurian legend, but the Myth is centuries old if you don't change it up a little it's going to get stale. I love re-tellings, re-imaginings, re-whatever.

I haven't watched the show yet, but from what I've heard about it the show did a good job; so why is it every time I see someone talk about it they preface it with "They change the legend around, but...". Of course they changed something other wise what's the point in watching?

So please, please stop telling me that Merlin changed things about the legend as if that's a bad thing.

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