(I expect I may have to double up several times this month as my day gets away from me)December meme master postDay 1
: What are you watching on Netflix these days?
I can't help myself; I've been watching season after season of Murder, She Wrote.
It's such a fascinating show; the mysteries are surprisingly innovative and un-repetitive for a show that ran 12 seasons. I think that what made the show work so well was that there was no attempt to have there be any kind of story arc lasting longer than a 2-parter, and even the cast of supporting characters in Cabot Cove was really only there to facilitate Jessica Fletcher's presence at murder scenes.
The show underwent a bit of a change in season 8, when the exec team changed (to include J. Michael Straczynski yes that one
) and moved Jessica to New York. That's a good place to start with the show in full swing.
Plus it's fun to play "how many times has this actor guest-starred as different characters?" For example, Kate Mulgrew
(as in Captain Kathryn Janeway) played three characters and was perfect three times over :)
If you have a chance and can get American Netflix and need a good mystery show (that doesn't require a lot of mental energy) check out Murder, She Wrote.
And if you don't get American Netflix, you can check out the Hola browser plugin (https://hola.org/
) seriously it's great. It's a VPN client that connects you with servers for your favorite media sites and you can use your regular Netflix account login.
I'm also watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
which I saw gifsets for on Tumblr and yeah it's just an amazing show. Day 2
: first fandom(s)
If we're talking first media that sparked my little fangirl brain about incorporating my own stories into the fictional world, that would be the Little House on the Prairie books when I was five (best to not ask). If we're talking engaging in the fandom world, it would be Profiler and Pretender (NBC, starting in 1996) - the network started a real robust (for the time) website for each show and set loose a community manager to engage the fandom over the summer break, and I just took to it like a fish to water (I went by Zarah back then).
If we're talking fic, I dabbled in Stargate SG-1 but started writing under Mhalachai in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom in 2004 (stories at http://www.tthfanfic.org/Author-3308/Mhalachai.htm