It's kind of odd. I'm falling behind on my journal re-tagging, but at the moment it's as though the "fandom" tags are battling each other for supremacy. SB is winning at the moment, but Farscape is a contender for second place because I've tagged the first year or so of the LJ... Strange how our fandom habits are so cyclic. When I get to 2003 the Buffy tags will grow in number... and also, when it's all done, we get to see which 'celebrity' on my list I geek over more often. I did a bit of a re-read last night and there's a pretty strong leader at the moment - three guesses who . ;)
Finished series 2 of Jonathan Creek last night with "Mother Redcap", another favourite. Actually, I just like series 2 in general. I already mentioned in my last post about the J/M dynamic at this point in the show and this episode is another one which demonstrates it nicely. "Nil-nil on the score sheet", indeed, though it's debateable which of them picked the worse date. I think the fact that Jonathan's was a murderer tips the scale more in his favour...
Favourite moments: Maddy pretending to be Jonathan's wife at the police station, then subsequently denying it - to look at them as she bustles him out of the interview room, it's hardly surprising everyone believed her. And the rat/electrocution scene, because it's amazing, but also turns the almost cliched heroic rescue scene around, by Maddy clonking her head on something on the way down. :) (Although Jonathan's concern is quite touching...)
I love the final scene, too, though is a rather strange way to end a series...
Next, of course, is the first Christmas special, "Black Canary", which has a few lovely moments in it. More to say when it's watched, of course. :)
I pottered about online for a bit after that, not really doing much. It was a bit cold last night so I wasn't very inclined to type stuff. Went to bed at 11.00pm and then started to re-write the first chapter of the SB/BaT fic to make more sense of it, now that I've separated out the prologue elements. Didn't get very far, as re-writing by hand takes longer than typing, so gave up after half an hour or so. I still haven't got to the point I wanted, but for now I'm enjoying the brainstorming. Obviously, as soon as the light was off, the SB plot bunnies (or plot armadillos, as I've been sitting on them for years without killing them...) began gnawing at the peripheries of my brain incessently.
Mostly it was the visuals last night; the other night it was bits of prose. I prefer when I get both at once, though I'll take visuals over prose every time. I've changed the setting from going-to-the-opera to going-to-the-theatre, but am now considering changing it back, just because of how music - especially big dramatic operatic music - makes people feel; because it's a very highly emotional scene that we begin with (I don't do anything by halves) and I think that post-opera buzz will lend itself better to the Impending Conversation.
This story is also poking tentatively at territory I have hitherto ignored - more than likely unconsciously. There are hidden levels to SB as a whole, and this is one of those levels which didn't immediately leap out at me on the first few viewings. I won't say more than that, but in any event, this story will deal with an awful lot of issues.
Anyway, after rolling around trying to get to sleep for a bit, I went to the loo and then tried again, as sometimes a change in environment can kick-start my brain into remembering it needs to sleep. Weird, but true. Of course, as soon as I lay down again the fandom insanity refreshed itself and turned into JC. Grah.
So now I have lots of fluffy visuals for the chapter fic, though I shan't share them for fear of ruining the surprise. ;) Needless to say, when I say fluff, I mean FLUFF. Not quite sure how I managed that considering the sheer level of snark, but clearly JC rewatches are bad for my health - a new fic happens EVERY TIME I sit down to watch them again, so I shouldn't be surprised. Except it does mean my X-Files re-watch is on temporary hiatus because I don't want to overload the Muses... SB needs a lot of attention and I've been devoting a lot of brain-power to the XF re-watch as well, and even though I could quite happily cope with 15 fandoms at once a few years ago, this old brain needs oiling. ;) Little steps, okay?
I kind of have this... horrible suspicion that my brain will overcome the SB and JC overload by attempting some kind of awful crossover, which would not only be completely impossible, but wrong on so many infinite levels of wrongness. They are both too complex to even attempt to join together, and the result would be some kind of horrifying chimera. Not to mention that the characters would be completely incompatible, and I'm stopping now.
I'm sure I had more I was going to say when this stuff was trampling through my head last night, but as usual it's fallen out of my ears this morning. I am also suffering caffeine withdrawal (slight headache) because I've managed to fall into a habit of one cup of mocha a day, and it's bad for me. So, as much as I am tired this morning, it's at least vaguely worth it for the creative productivity...
The network is as slow as a slow thing today, and there's also very little work. In any event, it's nearly lunchtime, so I'll post this and find something to do for half an hour.