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Oh, show. Oh, show. I'm not caught up on Heroes, and I wasn't going to watch tonight either, but I happened to catch the opening scene with Peter and Sylar and ended up getting sucked in for the whole go.

Hmn. Hmn, says I.

This is not an episode review. This is some lengthy response meta to what happened tonight between Peter and Sylar. Apparently I have a whole plethora of thoughts.

Cut for spoilers, length, and my general confusion about what the writers are doing with Sylar (again). )
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Meta for whatever episode this was, I guess. Heh, can you feel my continued enthusiasm for this show? No? *Sigh*


Also contains preview spoilers for next week... )
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Had a random conversation with an aging hippie musician in Starbucks today. The experience was charmingly disconcerting, like an organic core inside a mass consumerism peel. If that makes any sense.


I feel like this is the first time in ages I've been free to take a breath. So, naturally, I'm going to use this time to attempt finishing FE 9 once and for all. In order to speed up the process, I think I'm going to cut a large section devoted to Millicent/Pansy power struggles and save it for the next chapter. As of now, the chapter is over 20 pages long. That seems pretty long until I remember the days of forty-page chapters. Oye vey. There's an intense confrontation between Pansy and Padma in this chapter that I've been wanting to write for years now, and it'll be awesome to finally unload it on y'all. Really, this is a fairly intense chapter overall, but I don't think anyone familiar with my writing can be surprised. Even my fluff is angst-laced. ;)


I hope you all have a great holiday!


P.S: I don't really have anything to offer in terms of Heroes meta this week. The episode was good and all, but my notes on it pretty much amounted to three lines. I guess the episode didn't inspire anything from me other than: MR. MUGGLES IS BACK, SADFACE CAUSE OF NO LYLE, and OMG PETER WATCHING NATHAN SLEEP. That pretty much covers it.
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I sure as hell took my time getting to the Heroes meta this week. I think I'm starting to emotionally distance myself from the show again now that we're nearing a certain absolutely final because it's a character that I love and the writers hate me like that death.

My bitterness might, just might, start showing up in my meta. Shocking, I know.


The key word this week is anticlimactic... )
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Once again, it's time for [livejournal.com profile] heroes_meta. Seriously, I promise that I'll make a real update tomorrow. Really!



Wherein I write some ACTUAL meta for once and not just bitchy snark... )
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Lately, it seems that I've only been posting for [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]. I'll try to be better about that in the future.

But for now!

Once upon a time, in season one when the show was still good... until now... )
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If it's Monday, then it's time for [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com].


OMG, Heroes, please never do a seasonally themed episode ever again... )
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My favorite episode in a long time. Not getting my hopes up too high, but this is still a good sign of things to come. Of course, I said that a time or two last season...



Meta, meta, meta... )
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Okay, so I apparently have enough thoughts on the first four episodes of Heroes this season to write meta. Better late than never.


Thoughts on S4 E4: Acceptance... )
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It's fascinating to read old meta on shows I watched a long time ago or in isolation from other viewers/fandom. Particularly Angel because I've loved the show for a decade or so but I wasn't involved in fandom when it originally aired and for some reason I never bothered to look up meta after I was-- until now. Angel exists in a special, happy place for me, so it was really jarring for me to come upon some really caustic, take-the-bitch-apart meta. Not in a "how DARE you talk about my baby that way" kinda way, but in a "what the heck are you talking about/I never saw that/where is this coming from" kinda way.

Lesson learned: Watching a show in isolation, without outside input, or in one go through a complete series can greatly alter how you view said show compared to if you watch it one week at a time and participate in its fandom. For instance, I watched BSG all the way through in one go, so I never had time to sift through the epic mythology of the show or to form my own opinions about it while waiting years for the big reveals. But I just read some meta from people who did and, whoa (surprise), were they pissed at the series finale (which I thought was gorgeous). The same goes for Heroes. I zipped right through S1 with no expectations and loved it without seeing the issues I read about later in meta. For instance, isolated as I was from fandom, I had no idea that people were expecting a huge, epic Peter vs. Sylar fight in the S1 finale. How disappointed they were. And look at how bitter I am now (though not about that)!

Final conclusion: Fandom creates a sense of entitlement, and giving fans time to stew in their own creative juices and inputs to the story/mythology is just asking for trouble. Don't give the fans time to think! Wait, that isn't news? Oh, never mind.

During all this meta surfing, I came to another startling conclusion: I don't think I actually like Spike. GASP. )
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[Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com].

I had to take a few days to allow the alternating numbness and fury to subside before I could bear to watch the episode again in order to write the meta. But I did it.


So here it is. )
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I tried to write the meta.

I couldn't do it. I'll try again tomorrow maybe.
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[Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]!

This week's episode = Bwuh?? A thousand times bwuh???


Because holy shizznit, what just happened??? )
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[Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]!

*Sigh* Well, the awesome streak had to come to an end eventually. I guess. I just wish it didn't end on an episode full of back-story. Angela's backstory, no less.



It's not like we're Communists... )
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[Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]!

The show is still awesome! And I will feel compelled to keep saying that until it's no longer a surprise anymore.


Meta, meta, meta... )
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[Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]!


I know that I said last week's episode was my favorite since S1, but I think this one's my favorite of the entire series. Of course, I say that about every Petrelli-centric episode. But there was bonding! And hand-holding! And character development! And Petrellis in a church!


In case you haven't figured it out, this week's meta is all about the Petrellis and their inappropriate chemistry with each other as well as a lengthy bit about the use of Catholicism in this week's episode... )
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[Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]!

*Jumps up and down* Bryan Fuller's episode! Bryan Fuller's episode! Yay! I didn't realize that Bryan Fuller was responsible for the writing, the shooting, the title art, and the special effects, but they're all so much neater this episode that I have to give all the credit to him. This is in no way unfair.


And the episode is, indeed, the best one since S1... )
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Last [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] for two weeks until the next new episode. It's telling that I don't mind the delay.

However...

Yay! This episode was saved by Mama Petrelli and Paper Luthor! )
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More [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]!

Wherein Nathan attempts to seduce me back... )

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