NOOOOOO

Jan. 16th, 2011 01:36 pm
ladysophiekitty: (Beckett/Castle cops)

I'm very mad right now. For anyone who doesn't know, I hate hate hate spoilers. I love watching the show and getting caught up in the scene and not knowing. Unless it's a show I don't watch anymore. I don't care about Merlin or Bones spoilers, for example.

But I just was reading my friends list and someone posted a few spoilery gifs and pictures from recent episodes of Castle. I'm about 2 weeks behind right now becase I've been super busy with school. I've been working most of the weekend, too, so haven't gotten the chance to watch.

So thanks a lot, person. Cuts with warnings are your friends.

ETA: apparently it was an episode that hadn't even aired yet! Ugh.

ladysophiekitty: (Hermione sad)
Most of my flist ships Harry/Hermione, but there are a few of you who ship Ron/Hermione, or don't mind them.

Lately I've been thinking about it, and thinking about book!Ron/Hermione versus movie!Ron/Hermione.

spoilers for the books and the movies, including DH )

Feminism

Nov. 5th, 2010 06:09 pm
ladysophiekitty: (Cordelia Girl Power)
I've been wanting to talk about this for a while. I am a feminist, though it's not something that usually comes up in my real life. I remember one time last year it came up and this guy said, "don't hate me because I'm male!" and I was like, "Um, I don't hate men?" It also came up at dinner a few nights ago when I mentioned that everyone has their own definition of what a feminist is. My dad asked me, "So what's your definition, Sophie?" 

Feminism to me is all about choice. It's about supporting women for any career choice or lifestyle and giving them the opportunity to do it. If you want to be a teacher or a doctor or an astronaut or a president or a stay at home mom, go for it. I respect and support you. It's about having the same rights and opportunities and respect that men have.

I don't hate men. I want to marry one someday and have children and be an amazing mother.
ladysophiekitty: (Beckett/Castle reading)

This one's been a long time coming.

I got this question once. "Sophie, why do you like Castle when you can't stand Bones these days? I mean, they're a lot alike now."

Here's the thing. Bones started out as a show that was about ALL the characters, meaning that though Booth and Brennan were the main characters, you still got a lot of screen time and development and all that yummy stuff involved. The cases often reflected character development going on. In Boy in the Bush, you learn about Brennan being in the foster care system because it pertains to the case. She has this amazing scene where she, this woman who has a hard time connecting to people, gets this boy, and this boy gets her. You learn about Angela having a hard time staying in one place, and how much the body of this little kid bothers her, and how she feels like she's drawing death masks for people because of her job. There was some light hearted humor, but that wasn't the point of the show, nor was Booth/Brennan's relationship. 

Castle, on the other hand, started out as quite a different show. It's a comedy featuring the two main characters in the cast. Sure, Ryan and Esposito and Castle's family play a part in the show, but in the end it's mostly about Castle and Beckett. The cases are portrayed as light hearted, and while they do work on solving the cases, it's not a major point of the show. Still, Castle does show moments of seriousness. In one of the episodes, a pregnant woman is suicidal and cutting herself with a knife. Instead of having Castle go in there (even though that's not the kind of thing he'd be suited for) or they could have portrayed it as this funny thing, Castle stands back and let the person who CAN deal with that do it.Beckett goes in there and acts like a professional and talks to the woman, eventually getting her to stop harming herself.


The fact is that Bones changed. Suddenly, in a big way. Booth and Brennan, and their romance, was the big focus of the show with not much time spent on individual characters. The cases all of the sudden became about the humor, the show became about the humor, and instead of having the cases having to do anything with what's actually happening in their lives, it became completely separate. The mood felt completely different. Maybe I could have enjoyed this show, it's possible (though doubtful). But really, I was focusing on thinking, "Wait, where did all of this come from? What happened? Is this a different show? Are these even the same characters?"

THAT'S where I start getting bothered. No explanation for it, nothing.

You can't do that in a show. You can't just say, "hey! I'm getting bored of this. Let's start all over again" and still have it count as the same show. This bothered me in Merlin, too, where they pretend that the first few episodes of season 1 (or hey, even ANY of season 1) happened and that season 2 was just a replay button. The fact is that it did happen.You want to hit the replay button? Here's a scenario that didn't bother me. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Joss Whedon made the movie and then decided he didn't like the way he did it. He didn't create "Buffy the Movie  2 Sequel to Movie 1 but completely different". No, he made a TV show that he set up as completely different. That's why I can watch the movie and then watch the show without saying, "What happened?" because he portrayed them as separate, so that's how I view them.


ladysophiekitty: (Arthur bitchface)
I just wrote a review on fanfiction.net about one of my BIGGEST pet peeves: "I WON'T UPDATE UNTIL I HAVE 20 NEW REVIEWS!", and before that, whining about how they had so many alerts/favorites and so very few reviews. 

My response:
Hello.

I just want to say something: I really, really hate it when people demand for a certain amount of reviews before writing the next chapter. In fact, it does the opposite, it makes me NOT want to review. It usually makes me press the back button and ignore the story. I'm just saying this because I think that this story has a lot of potential and could be great.

The fact is that fanfiction is like that. The ratio of alerts and favorites to reviews is not balanced. I have fics that have 15 favorites and NO reviews. It's like that sometimes, that's a big part of being a writer.
ladysophiekitty: (Cordelia Princess Not Amused)
Not sure how done I am with Harry Potter in general because a part of me will always treasure it and love it but:

As of this moment, I am DONE with the HPFF forums. DONE! (well okay, I might still play at the arcade, but that's it.)

Most of the awesome people have left, so what's mostly left are fucking idiotic brown nosing bastards. While this isn't the cause of me signing off, I am sick of the Harry/Hermione thread being full of people who basically go "OMG EWWW HHR IT'S LIKE INCEST RHR FTW I CAN'T SEE HHR HAPPENING AT ALL EVEN JKR SAID SO!!!!!!!" It also doesn't help that I am a Harry/Hermione loving HBP and DH and Twilight hating person while everyone else are Harry/Hermione hating DH and HBP Ron/Hermione Harry/Ginny Twilight loving people.

Sure, there are a lot of asshole Harry/Hermione shippers out there. Our ship often has a bad name because of them. And yet for some reason, I feel so fiercly protective of them, too. It's because I tend to feel over-protective over ships that get a hard time in fanon/canon. I feel the same exact way about Angel/Cordelia.

Another thing?  Phillip Pullman had a lovely quote about this that I can't find, but an author only has a certain amount of control over their work. Once it leaves their hands, it is free for people to interpret it in different ways. J.K. Rowling might have meant for Draco Malfoy to be a character everyone hates, but there are many MANY people out there who love him. It doesn't mean that they are wrong or that she's wrong. What you take out of a book or a movie or a TV show or a CD is going to be different than what I take out of it. It doesn't mean that I'm wrong or you're wrong.

ETA-this site is one of many sites that makes me pissed off and I sometimes (very rarely but on occasion) take it out on the fandom/author/other people. I apologize if this was ever the case for you. I really don't hate J.K. Rowling or the first 5 books or anything else I might have said at one point or another. I just feel frustrated sometimes at various parts of the fandom, and since I don't usually have a place to put that frustration, it comes out in the worst way possible.


ladysophiekitty: ((writing) Fan Fic writer)
Dear readers,
I'm sorry I haven't updated any of my stories since November. I really am. I'm quite aware of the fact and I hate it and man I wish I could update every day. But I can't control writer's block, I can't control that I don't have the energy to write, I can't control the fact that I have things going on in my life that makes it so that sometimes, I don't even WANT to write.

I miss writing a lot. What you don't seem to get is that flaming me? Yeah, it honestly doesn't help. My hiatus from the Harry Potter fandom almost two years ago when I read and despised the last two books wouldn't have gone on quite as long if some idiot hadn't tried to blackmail me into writing. Want to know what occasionally works to get that writing spark to spark again? Amazing reviews. That's why when I usually write a review or a message to someone to get them to update, I usually include a gentle reminder they haven't updated, a ton of compliments, and the fact that I understand about RL and things getting in the way. It's even worked a few times!

But leaving me reviews such as the ones I've mentioned in the past or my newest, csn't cha hurry up already?, doesn't make me want to write.

Love,
Sophie

ladysophiekitty: (Scully theory)
 At first it made me depressing seeing all the yes on 8 signs popping up everywhere. Then I remembered that my city is 2/3 democrat and 1/3 Republican and the few Republicans there are like to make a big show to make their numbers seem larger while only half the democrats actually put no on 8 signs. The rest of us just agree. 

from [personal profile] autobadgirl
1) Being gay is not natural.
And real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning, tattoos, piercings and silicon breasts...

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay.
In the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behav​ior.
People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract. Lamps are next.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all;
Hence why women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed;
And we can't let the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children.
So therefore, gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our population isn't out of control, our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children.
Since, of course, straight parents only raise straight child​ren.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion.
In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home.
Which is exactly why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms.
Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

Re-post this if you believe love makes a marriage.
ladysophiekitty: (Brennan On Top)
[livejournal.com profile] lauratd posted this on her LJ and it was so good and I believe in it so much, I've copied it word for word to my journal. All credit goes to [livejournal.com profile] lauratd

I have created a fundraising page called Love not H8 to help defeat prop H8

For those of you not familiar with proposition 8 (or as I call it prop H8) it is an attempt to rewrite the state constitution of CA to strip people of their rights to marry whom they choose.

The people pushing this proposition call themselves Christians but they are bearing false witness. They are putting out ads saying that churches will lose their tax exempt status if they don't perform same-sex weddings. This is a complete lie. Churches have the right to marry or not marry whomever they choose and the state has no way to force them to perform ceremonies they don't believe in. Which is as it should be. Seriously, do you think people want to be married by a minister who thinks their love is a sin? They don't . They want to be married by a minister who honors their love. So you can tell Aunt Martha that she doesn't have to worry that poor Fred Phelps will be hogtied and forced to watch boys kiss (unless he comes to the Folsom Street Fair, in which case, I make no guarantees).

As it says on my page:

I refuse to wake up November 5th and find out that people were denied their constitutional rights because I did nothing. I refuse to watch silently as people are denied legal rights because their love makes other people feel uncomfortable. I refuse to let hate win out over love without a fight.

I might not have the funds that the Church of LDS has, but LTD has Love on her side and if you feel like throwing some of your funds in with mine come on over to my Love not H8 page.


Also (this is [livejournal.com profile] ladysophiekitty  speaking) facebook friends who keep sending me invites to join groups for Prop 8? Yeah, not cool. I side with the gay people, capiche?
ladysophiekitty: (B/B window)
 In case you didn't catch it from the title, serious spoilers below! So if you haven't seen YitUK, I suggest you don't read this.

Spoilers )
ladysophiekitty: (Default)
Now I'm depressed.  I love being here and everything, but WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO HAPPEN IN LA/CALIFORNIA WHILE I AM GONE????????????

Let's make a list:
1. The Bones Panel
2. Joss Whedon plus the clip from Dr Horrible at the same panel as above
3. The X-Files
4. The Dark Knight
5. Mama Mia! (though the above 3 are more United States in general)
6. Mama Mia! Musical which was sold out the days we were there and the rest is while we're here.

There's more but I'm too sad to think of them.

Someone hates me, that's all I'm saying.

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