elisi: (PuppetAngel by the_royal_anna)
[livejournal.com profile] kita0610 has posted a response to my Angel post yesterday. 'Tis awesome and you should go read.

(I have a tendency to do meta in sections, focussing on just one aspect of something at a time. [Because otherwise I end up with 10,000 word essays...] Power is only one layer - although probably the main one for Lindsey - but not the whole story, far from it.)

If you see me around LJ today, tell me to go away. I have SO MUCH TO DO! /o\ Stupid RL.
elisi: (PuppetAngel by the_royal_anna)
[livejournal.com profile] kita0610 has posted a response to my Angel post yesterday. 'Tis awesome and you should go read.

(I have a tendency to do meta in sections, focussing on just one aspect of something at a time. [Because otherwise I end up with 10,000 word essays...] Power is only one layer - although probably the main one for Lindsey - but not the whole story, far from it.)

If you see me around LJ today, tell me to go away. I have SO MUCH TO DO! /o\ Stupid RL.
elisi: (Angel - river runs deep by miz_thang88)
Thanks to Mark Watches I've been thinking about (and - as always - appreciating) Angel. Which led me to go look up some of my favourite vids, and fall in love with this one all over again:

Cuckoo by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24.

Summary: Where Lindsey ends and Angel begins.

Thinking again about that quote of Joss' (about Angel being a decent, handsome & stalwart hero), then really Angel's problem was that he liked the idea of being a hero (and fitted the part well enough when he really tried), yet at heart he was just like Lindsey: He always wanted to be special and he wanted power. Lindsey's worst moment is his death, not because he dies, but because of HOW. He wanted to be a Player, wanted to be important, wanted to be Someone - the sort of Someone that Angel became partly through dedication (worst vampire on record), and partly through bad (or good, depends on how you view it) luck (he was cursed with a soul, and all ~unique~). He falters when Spike might be The One, just like Lindsey does later when he's killed by a flunky. Humility is the thing he struggles with constantly... (Also see C.S.Lewis' thoughts on pride. Hmmm. Angel as a modern parable on the deadly dangers of pride. Interesting.)

But seriously, watch the vid!

Also [livejournal.com profile] kikimay has written about Flawed heroes in BtVS and AtS, if anyone has any thoughts. :)

(Comments disabled because OMG NO TIME! /o\)
elisi: (Angel - river runs deep by miz_thang88)
Thanks to Mark Watches I've been thinking about (and - as always - appreciating) Angel. Which led me to go look up some of my favourite vids, and fall in love with this one all over again:

Cuckoo by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24.

Summary: Where Lindsey ends and Angel begins.

Thinking again about that quote of Joss' (about Angel being a decent, handsome & stalwart hero), then really Angel's problem was that he liked the idea of being a hero (and fitted the part well enough when he really tried), yet at heart he was just like Lindsey: He always wanted to be special and he wanted power. Lindsey's worst moment is his death, not because he dies, but because of HOW. He wanted to be a Player, wanted to be important, wanted to be Someone - the sort of Someone that Angel became partly through dedication (worst vampire on record), and partly through bad (or good, depends on how you view it) luck (he was cursed with a soul, and all ~unique~). He falters when Spike might be The One, just like Lindsey does later when he's killed by a flunky. Humility is the thing he struggles with constantly... (Also see C.S.Lewis' thoughts on pride. Hmmm. Angel as a modern parable on the deadly dangers of pride. Interesting.)

But seriously, watch the vid!

Also [livejournal.com profile] kikimay has written about Flawed heroes in BtVS and AtS, if anyone has any thoughts. :)

(Comments disabled because OMG NO TIME! /o\)
elisi: (S8 OT3 by st_salieri)
DB on Graham Norton! "He's no angel, and I'd like to jump his bones..." Youtube is a wonderful thing - enjoy! :) At least watch the first few minutes - remember the beginning of 'She'? ::dies::

And then there's the preview of issue 10 of s8! And... I really rather liked it! Spoilers yadda yadda )

Finally, before I run away - what sort of person calls their child 'Flossie'? I mean, how can you do that? (There is a childrens' story time thing at the library, and one little girl was called Flossie. My mind, it boggles.) ETA: Apparently it could be short for 'Florence', which would make sense. I hope that's it!

ETA2: Dear Kathy, thank you so much for the pretty card! *hugs*
elisi: (S8 OT3 by st_salieri)
DB on Graham Norton! "He's no angel, and I'd like to jump his bones..." Youtube is a wonderful thing - enjoy! :) At least watch the first few minutes - remember the beginning of 'She'? ::dies::

And then there's the preview of issue 10 of s8! And... I really rather liked it! Spoilers yadda yadda )

Finally, before I run away - what sort of person calls their child 'Flossie'? I mean, how can you do that? (There is a childrens' story time thing at the library, and one little girl was called Flossie. My mind, it boggles.) ETA: Apparently it could be short for 'Florence', which would make sense. I hope that's it!

ETA2: Dear Kathy, thank you so much for the pretty card! *hugs*

:)

12 December 2007 05:01 pm
elisi: (stardust spuffy by awmp)
David Boreanaz on The Paul O'Grady show! Very funny and *so* sweet. Laughed out loud several times! Go watch and forget about your troubles for a few minutes. :)

Oh and [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight thank you so much for the Christmas card! Not entirely sure when it arrived, because I just found it underneath the rocking moose in the front room... Ah, life with toddlers.

... Actually since I'm here - this is the craziest wank ever. And I truly mean that. Hysterically funny, but it also makes me worry. I mean - what sort of person does not only marry a fictional character, but cooks him Christmas dinner? HP fans just keep outdoing themselves (Quote: "IF SEVERUS SNAPE WANTS YOUR ATTENTION HE WILL CERTAINLY TELL YOU IN PERSON"). Oh and spoilers for HP 7!

What else... Oh yes, [livejournal.com profile] winter_of_angel is open for sign-ups.

I'm sure there was something else, but I've forgotten. And now I really have to run! See you later.

ETA: Via [livejournal.com profile] poshcat - The Tailor of CAT PRIN. I... have no words, so I'll just copy and paste:

CAT PRIN -- the tailor for a cat you know -- it is -- fact which will become dearer than former if a cat has clothes on

Don't you doubt?

"Although I want to dress with dress extravagant with my cat, doesn't a cat dislike having" clothes on?
It is impossible that continue for time long to be sure, and you continue dressing a cat. But about [ to which you dress a cat and take a commemorative photo on special days, such as a birthday of a cat, ] is OK.

:)

12 December 2007 05:01 pm
elisi: (stardust spuffy by awmp)
David Boreanaz on The Paul O'Grady show! Very funny and *so* sweet. Laughed out loud several times! Go watch and forget about your troubles for a few minutes. :)

Oh and [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight thank you so much for the Christmas card! Not entirely sure when it arrived, because I just found it underneath the rocking moose in the front room... Ah, life with toddlers.

... Actually since I'm here - this is the craziest wank ever. And I truly mean that. Hysterically funny, but it also makes me worry. I mean - what sort of person does not only marry a fictional character, but cooks him Christmas dinner? HP fans just keep outdoing themselves (Quote: "IF SEVERUS SNAPE WANTS YOUR ATTENTION HE WILL CERTAINLY TELL YOU IN PERSON"). Oh and spoilers for HP 7!

What else... Oh yes, [livejournal.com profile] winter_of_angel is open for sign-ups.

I'm sure there was something else, but I've forgotten. And now I really have to run! See you later.

ETA: Via [livejournal.com profile] poshcat - The Tailor of CAT PRIN. I... have no words, so I'll just copy and paste:

CAT PRIN -- the tailor for a cat you know -- it is -- fact which will become dearer than former if a cat has clothes on

Don't you doubt?

"Although I want to dress with dress extravagant with my cat, doesn't a cat dislike having" clothes on?
It is impossible that continue for time long to be sure, and you continue dressing a cat. But about [ to which you dress a cat and take a commemorative photo on special days, such as a birthday of a cat, ] is OK.
elisi: (Sexy Housewife by poshcat)
RL is eating me. See you on the other side, OK?

Oh - and I've totally forgotten to mention this, which just goes to show how much my brain is not working - I am now the proud owner of the Complete Angel DVD boxset (not the posh one w. a letter from Joss, the new one). I still can't really believe it. All of AtS is mine. *pets the shiny*
elisi: (Sexy Housewife by poshcat)
RL is eating me. See you on the other side, OK?

Oh - and I've totally forgotten to mention this, which just goes to show how much my brain is not working - I am now the proud owner of the Complete Angel DVD boxset (not the posh one w. a letter from Joss, the new one). I still can't really believe it. All of AtS is mine. *pets the shiny*
elisi: (Spike/duster Get It Done by the_royal_an)
Funny how the least brilliant episodes can contain the most amazing gems - just look at 'She' and Angel's dance...

But right now I want to talk about 'I Fall to Pieces'. Because it has a moment as fabulous as Spike's duster scene in GID (*points to icon*):

Doyle: ... He likes playing the hero, - walking off into the dark with his long coat flowing behind him in a mysterious and attractive way.”
Cordy: “Is this a private moment? Because I can leave you alone.”
Doyle: “No, no, I’m not saying *I’m* attracted. I’m just saying he’s projecting a certain kind of image and asking for money isn’t part of it. He’s sensitive about that.”


And then, when Angel goes out a little later, there is the most incredible, slow-motion 'Angel+flowing coat' moment ever! (To which Doyle's response is: “Maybe I’m a little attracted.”) ETA: 'Best ever' except for the very first one (when he walks down the alley) *obviously*, but that's different.

Anyway - why isn't this Angel/coat moment immortalised in countless icons? Why have I never seen it in a vid? Have I just been blind, or hung out in the wrong places?

Recs
But on to the stories. First up is [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight's contribution to [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy, a most fabulous and inventive story, with characters that are perfectly spot-on (and it's funny too!):

Heroes in Hell (long, 7 chapters, but absolutely worth every second!)

Secondly I'm going to rec something that I never thought I would: A Buffy/Angel story! Written by [livejournal.com profile] moscow_watcher for [livejournal.com profile] iwry_marathon, it explores the most fascinating concept: What if Buffy had worn the amulet? And also deals beautifully with the fact that the two of them really don't know each other that well anymore.

A Ghost Story (one-shot and lovely!)

(Do I have to hand in my Spuffy membership card?)
elisi: (Spike/duster Get It Done by the_royal_an)
Funny how the least brilliant episodes can contain the most amazing gems - just look at 'She' and Angel's dance...

But right now I want to talk about 'I Fall to Pieces'. Because it has a moment as fabulous as Spike's duster scene in GID (*points to icon*):

Doyle: ... He likes playing the hero, - walking off into the dark with his long coat flowing behind him in a mysterious and attractive way.”
Cordy: “Is this a private moment? Because I can leave you alone.”
Doyle: “No, no, I’m not saying *I’m* attracted. I’m just saying he’s projecting a certain kind of image and asking for money isn’t part of it. He’s sensitive about that.”


And then, when Angel goes out a little later, there is the most incredible, slow-motion 'Angel+flowing coat' moment ever! (To which Doyle's response is: “Maybe I’m a little attracted.”) ETA: 'Best ever' except for the very first one (when he walks down the alley) *obviously*, but that's different.

Anyway - why isn't this Angel/coat moment immortalised in countless icons? Why have I never seen it in a vid? Have I just been blind, or hung out in the wrong places?

Recs
But on to the stories. First up is [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight's contribution to [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy, a most fabulous and inventive story, with characters that are perfectly spot-on (and it's funny too!):

Heroes in Hell (long, 7 chapters, but absolutely worth every second!)

Secondly I'm going to rec something that I never thought I would: A Buffy/Angel story! Written by [livejournal.com profile] moscow_watcher for [livejournal.com profile] iwry_marathon, it explores the most fascinating concept: What if Buffy had worn the amulet? And also deals beautifully with the fact that the two of them really don't know each other that well anymore.

A Ghost Story (one-shot and lovely!)

(Do I have to hand in my Spuffy membership card?)
elisi: (Angel - I just wanna feel by glenien)
Caught the last 10-15 minutes of 'Reprise' yesterday on Sky One. From where Angel gets thrown out of the window, then goes into the Evil Lift with Holland Manners.

Read more... )
elisi: (Angel - I just wanna feel by glenien)
Caught the last 10-15 minutes of 'Reprise' yesterday on Sky One. From where Angel gets thrown out of the window, then goes into the Evil Lift with Holland Manners.

Read more... )

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