March Media

Apr. 1st, 2017 06:13 pm
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chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: ms: fozzie shades)
I feel weird about how little I post to LiveJournal these days, but I also feel like I don't have a whole lot to say?

Anyway, this is a TV post.

what I'm watching/have watched recently )

This was a really long post and I hope that makes up a little for my erratic presence.
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There's still about four hours left of 2013 here, but I'm not expecting any of these numbers or thoughts to change in those four hours, so here's a roundup/reflection.

cut to spare your flists, and because this is probably only of interest to me )

Fingers crossed that the next year will be better than the last.

And happy new year!
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (b: ani: omg yeerks!!! D:)
I kinda suck at social media lately, and I'm sorry. :/ I think I've officially failed at my New Year's resolution to post here more often, even absolving myself of that whole land-of-no-Internet period. I HAVE TO GET BETTER AT THIS.

Things that are going on:

- Today I am relistening to old episodes of Animorphs: The Radio Drama (Uncensored!) because there are no new episodes because I feel like it. It's been a while. I'd almost forgotten how much I love these guys. I now kind of want to listen to them read one of the books while I follow along and annotate an e-book copy with their comments, but on the other hand that sounds like a lot of work for someone as lazy as me.

- Yuletide nominations start soon, and I am, indeed, planning to participate in Yuletide for the second time and nominations for the first time; SUPER EXCITING. (I may also have failed my write-more-fic resolution for the year. I don't remember what the exact wording of it was. But it hasn't exactly been a banner year for productivity.)

- It's almost time for first-run TV shows to come back! According to the app I depend on to tell me these things, Sleepy Hollow premieres in a week, Castle comes back in two weeks, Elementary comes back three days later, Once Upon A Time returns three days after that, and then a bit later Once Upon A Time In Wonderland and Almost Human premiere. So. That should give me stuff to post about. (Fingers crossed for greatness. Three new shows is a lot for me to try picking up at once; hopefully at least one hooks me, although it would be super awesome if they all do.) (Other new shows I am vaguely planning to try: Star-Crossed on the CW, because Robert Hewitt Wolfe on staff, and Girl Meets Boy, because Boy Meets World sequel, but I don't know when either one of them premieres). I am also super excited about spoilers I've seen for Elementary and Once Upon A Time; haven't seen spoilers for Castle, but fingers crossed there, too.

- It's still almost two months until NaNoWriMo but I'm getting nervous about it already. I have the bare bones of an idea and slightly more development on the two main characters; I keep poking at it and mostly coming up with things that aren't going to be useful (if they ever are) until I'm well into Plot.

- I am super behind on the marathoning-old-shows-that-are-new-to-me project (specifically HIMYM at the moment); for various personal reasons I kind of just lost momentum and haven't gotten back to it. I need to do that. That was a New Year's resolution, too. I need to accomplish at least a few of these things.

- In personal news, I'm still unemployed but have resumed trying to learn how to drive. So. Maybe that will be helpful.

- I apologize for the length of this post.
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End-of-the-year roundup plus looking ahead to next year follows, with lots and lots of cuts because it's super long.

According to my ~records, over the course of 2012 I watched 512 new-to-me episodes of TV and 60 new-to-me movies, plus read 300 new-to-me books.

In the interest of honesty, I have to point out that within the category of 'books', single issues of Swamp Thing and Hellblazer were counted individually.

I did not keep track of how much media I re-consumed, but I'm pretty sure those numbers are higher.

TV overview of the year )

Movie overview of the year )

Book overview )

Music overview )

Theatre overview )

Resolved for 2013 )

Happy New Year to everyone; let's hope it's better than 2012 was.
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: cont: rise up)
Which TV shows did you start watching in 2012?
New shows:
Dirk Gently
Political Animals

Old shows that I just started watching this year:
Slings & Arrows
Father Ted
Party Animals
Dance Academy
The Tick
Being Human (US)
United States Of Tara

Which TV shows did you let go of in 2012?
Alcatraz, which completely failed to capture me; I should probably also admit that I've let go of Merlin now, given that I haven't watched this season at all.

Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2012? Why?
Nashville, which I just ... never got around to? I still might get to it eventually, IDK. On the "old shows I haven't watched yet", there's also everything on my Shows I Should Watch list. :x

Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2013?
I have no clue what new shows are coming out next season, sorry.

Which TV show impressed you least in 2012?
Alcatraz, which, as mentioned, I really wanted to like and just couldn't get into at all. I was also continually disappointed by how both Bunheads and Smash failed to live up to their potential, and hope they improve in the future.

Which TV show did you enjoy the most in 2012?
Of new shows: Probably Continuum, which was just spectacular and should be watched by everyone. Elementary is a (somewhat distant, admittedly) runner-up; I really enjoy the chemistry between Liu and Miller.
Of old shows I watched for the first time: Slings & Arrows, which is flawless and I should have watched it much sooner.
Of old shows I continued to watch: Once Upon A Time had a great first season which it has actually improved on in the second season; ditto Alphas. Red Dwarf hasn't lost any of its magic.