Is by Meimi, that wonderful Goddess who brings joy and happiness to the hearts of Ingrids.
This time, Meimi brought joy by doing a layout of Isumi Shinichirou and Waya Yoshitaka, of Hikaru no Go. It is full of wub.
The only awards I pay attention to
4/20/2004 09:45:01 AM
"He wanted a donkey to carry his luggage, and the first ass he thought of was me." - Ivan Vorpatril, Memory, Lois McMaster Bujold
You know, there was a time when I wasn't an Ivan fangirl. I'm just saying.
At some point the Hugo nominations came out, and I missed them. I realized this when looking at Locus to check out the winners of the Nebulas this year (Neil Gaiman won one for Coraline, well deserved) and saw a link to the Hugo nominations.
So . . .
Things of note are . . .
- Paladin of Souls nominated for best novel. It won't win, and Bujold doesn't really -need- another Hugo to add to her collection. But I'm glad to see it recognized, especially since it's something rather different in the field.
- Just Like the Ones We Used to Know nominated for best novella. Connie Willis' novella that was in Analog this past December, that Meril the wonderful sent me. I loved it, it made me feel happy inside . . . It won't win, though. Too sentimental, too many people cynical about Christmas, and too many people grounded in the now.
- Firefly's had -two- episodes nominated for best television screenplay (to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's one and Angel's . . . none). Goddamn FOX morons, you cancelled a show with writers who were able to score -two- Hugo nominations, not that that probably means much to you, you bunch of illiteratre goons.
Speaking of cancelled things . . . every new episode of Fucktard makes me glad that the show's coming to an end. Not that I think this week's episode was -bad-, it's just . . .
The Wes-and-Illyria thing is still boring me (although hearing the mention of the world of shrimp and Illyria called a smurf was amusing) and this week it slowed down the episode, where it just retread, I though, everything that had been established last time concerning those two. Every time the story would go back to Wes and Illyria I'd groan and glare at the television screen, willing it to change back to the actually interesting part of the episode.
That being said, Eve doesn't look skanky in pants, and I deserve a cookie because I bet bell the Lindsey thing would be returned to. Although when Eve was talking about Lindsey's hell, I knew the next sceen was going to show something happy and idyllic for Lindsey. You can just tell. Predictable writing, tsk tsk.
That being said - IF I HAVE TO HEAR ONE MORE PERSON TALK ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL AND PERFECT FRED WAS AND HOW SHE WAS THE LIGHT OF THEIR LIFE, I WILL SNAP. Seriously. The constant repetition of 'Oh, Fred, how we'll miss her, our lives will never be the same' does not drive home the fact that Fred was important and wonderful. It drives home the fact that the writers realized they killed off a character who wasn't really popular and who didn't have great chemistry with most of the characters, and now, pothumusly they're trying to fix the fact that she was never anything more than a plot device.
The next character who waxes lyrical about Fred gets shot in the head.
I was glad to see Lindsey back, but it didn't quite equal the squeeing joy when I realized that -Jayne- was in the episode. Oh, casting, you're so good to those poor actors. Jayne Jayne Jayne Jayne Jayne, man.
Oh, and on top of the being sick of the Fred-adoration, I'm also sick of the blaming Gunn for everything. Dammit, Gunn's not the only character who decided to start working for Wolfram and Hart, he's not the only one who's done morally questionable things this season, and leaving him in -hell- to be tortured by his own -guilt- . . . well . . . as far as I'm concerned it just shows how absolutely Fucktard's turned to the side of evil. Angel of the earlier seasons would never have left Gunn behind, and if he had to, he'd have started trying to find ways to rescue him. Look, I've said it once and I'll say it again until someone sees sense - Gunn did not sign a paper saying "Please kill Fred". Yes, Gunn should have realized that he didn't need the lawyer brain to be part of the team, or be someone important, but he's only human, and a human surrounded by a lot of intelligent, well-educated, special people. Why does everyone have their heads so far up their asses lately that they can't forgive a simple human mistake?
Bye bye, Fucktard. I'm really starting to think I won't miss you. I will miss the opportunity to see old Firefly cast members on you, though.
Thinking that last comment sounded a bit dirty, Almighty Ingrid, Signing Off