miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Roslin/adama)
Finally getting around to doing last week's [community profile] fannish5: Name your five favourite fictional marriages.

  1. Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart and Sgt Benton (Doctor Who). Nobody is ever, EVER going to convince me that Doris is not a post-op Benton. Right from Benton's first appearance in The Invasion she is clearly in love with the Brig, and there are LOADS of bits of body language throughout the UNIT era between the two characters which suggest at something a lot more than a professional relationship. And then in Battlefield, where you get Doris with lots of screentime, the Brig actually refers to her as Benton in the garden centre. It's a very sweet relationship, and a victory for trans acceptance.

  2. Lady Sybil Ramkin and Sam Vimes and Carrot and Angua (Discworld). These two are one entry because they are essentially the same relationship dynamic, just with different specifics. Both feature a strong, powerful woman, and a man who is empowered, rather than emasculated, by having a relationship with a strong, powerful woman. Hollywood scriptwriters, take note.

  3. Bill Adama and President Roslin (new Battlestar Galactica). Shipped them from Season 1 of BSG, and my ship came in. Despite my issues with the ending of BSG, the relationship between these two characters is beautiful, complex, and well-realised.

  4. Sarah-Jane Smith and Peter (The Sarah-Jane Adventures). Although it was set up as a sham by the Trickster, Sarah-Jane and Peter's love for each other was very real, and Peter's moment of self-sacrifice at the end of the story is so quietly, understatedly noble... And, you know, Nigel Havers. I would.

  5. Spock and James T Kirk (Star Trek TOS). This is totally not just an excuse to post this (NSFW) video again:
I was trying to think of a Batverse one, but apart from Animated Series Harvey Dent and Pamela Isley (which only got as far as engagement) there isn't really a Batverse relationship that I don't have issues with for one reason or another...

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There are many many controversies in Who fandom, and there is no opinion you can assert without offending one faction or another, but one of the least controversial opinions is that the writer who was consistently the best in the old series was Robert Holmes. Holmes can be accused of being a hack, it's true, but if he was a hack, he was a great hack, taking elements from everywhere he could find them (classical mythology, his own politics, and famously, Hammer horror films) and fusing them into glorious, memorable stories. He had a great sense of dialogue, and his characterisations were always spot on. And he always, ALWAYS had an eye on the series as a whole, not just his episodes in it.

I think there's a case to be made that Joe Lidster is the Robert Holmes of our generation.

This latest arc of SJA, for example. here be spoilers )

Mr Lidster: I salute you. And so does my daughter. When she's stopped hugging the cushion...

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[community profile] doctorwho has a friending meme going on, and via it I discovered a couple of LJ refugees who I am familiar with from doing the Daily, one of whom ([personal profile] darthfangirl) posted THIS:

(link here)

SQUEE! Sarah-Jane hugging Jo, and Eleven running about like an ostrich with hair, and big evil robots, and ClydeySplodey and... and... Goddamn, doesn't that look AWESOME?


Anyway, if you fancy making more Whoey buddies, that [community profile] doctorwho friending meme is a good place to start.

Later today there will be a restart of my blog awards, and finally getting round to doing Caron a graphic, and possibly some other stuff. I have the flu, so am mostly stuck in bed - missed Stephen Fry's live thing at the national media museum last night because of it - and you guys know that means spamming ;)

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I just finished my first post for GeekaChicas ([syndicated profile] geeka_chicas_feed) and am waiting for the editor to approve it, and edit it for horrendous HTML cock-ups etc. I hope nobody minds my British spelling...

The subject of the post is The Sarah-Jane Adventures, and how awesome it is, and I'll let you know when it's up. If it goes up.

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