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Meme gakked from [livejournal.com profile] fringedweller & [livejournal.com profile] sweet_exile

Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random.Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Questions from [livejournal.com profile] fringedweller

1) If you could bring back any cancelled tv show, what would it be?

Sports Night. Whilst there are loads of shows I still miss, and would love the buzz of new episodes again, most of them ran their course (West Wing), were ruined by apathetic production teams (I’m looking at you Stargate Atlantis), or were gone before their time but reprieved in film (Firefly). Sports Night, however, still had something to give.

2)Most overrated band/singer?

But there are so many…..Spice Girls. “Girl power”, my arse.

3)If you had to choose between never having cake again, and never being able to have coffee again, which would you choose?

This is like torture. Do muffins count as cake? I think I’d have to forgo the cake, I find it hard enough to go a few hours without coffee and have been known to go at least a day without cake. Forgive me cake, I do still love you. Oh! Yum yums. Yum yums don’t count as cake do they? *breathes deeply*

4)Who is your favourite comedian?

Eddie Izzard, although Mark Steel and Stewart Lee run a close second. I can recite Izzard’s routines word for word and they’re a shorthand for identifying like-minded people in social situations, so he wins out. Armando Iannucci, deserves a mention for favourite comedic writer though.

5) What's the naughtiest thing you've done that you're willing to own up to?

I’m rather sickeningly un-naughty, owing less to morality and more to an overactive conscience that made me own up to *something I hadn’t actually done* when in primary school. Also perhaps down to the fact that I believe I’m right about everything and so ‘naughtiness’ is a matter of perception.
I did steal a handful of reward chocolates from the stationary cupboard in blue class. I owned up to it about three hours later, and still feel a bit bad about it.
Oh, and I once dangled our house keys down a drain (“just to see what would happen”) and they got stuck and then fell down the drain and there was a lot of drama and I told everyone that I tripped and fell and dropped them accidentally. I still perpetuate this lie when it gets remembered at family events.

6)If you could sit down with the creator of any of your favourite fandoms, what burning questions would you ask them?

Aaron Sorkin: 1) How are you so awesome? (I suspect the answer might be ‘drug addiction’, but let’s pretend there’s something we can all learn shall we?). 2) All the episode titles are said somewhere in the episode, but why not in “Enemies Foreign and Domestic”? (Yes, I know I’m oddly obsessive and I’m the sort of person that Sorkin mocks in “Arctic Radar”. Yes, it is fetish). 3) What did happen to Mandy? (or, at least, which cupboard is she in?). 4) Why on earth wasn’t Bartlett’s last ever line ‘What’s next?”?

7)You have a choice; you have to either curtsey to the Queen on national television or read the Daily Mail from cover to cover every day for the rest of your life. Which pains you less?

This might be worse than the coffee/cake question. I think it might be reading the Daily Mail, not because it’s not fascist, but because I could do it in secret, make sarcastic comments whilst doing it and then go out into the world and highlight its wrongness. Curtseying to the queen in public condones the existence of a system that perpetuates class inequality. Class inequality is both the cause of and the raison d’etre of the Daily Mail and its ilk.
I’m sure these sorts of memes shouldn’t make me so angry.

From [livejournal.com profile] sweet_exile

1.Which film if any would you like to see turned into a TV show?

Nothing leaps to my mind – TV shows to films is a much better transition. On that note, I’d like that bloody Stargate Atlantis film I was promised. I think Dogma would make a great TV show, but in my head it’s basically “Cas!”, an SPN spinoff.

2. Do you have rituals for watching any of your favourite shows?

I used to have many more than I have now, back in the heyday of excellent shows. There was the Dessert Island Lex ritual, (which basically meant that any new episode of Smallville had to be accompanied by a pudding). My current ritual for SPN is to watch it whilst I’m in the bath.

3. If you could write a storyline for one of your favourite characters, who would it be and what you write?

Wow. This one’s hard. I’m discounting the many *many* slash storylines I’ve written in my head, because I think they work better in my head than they would on screen.

I would have resolved the Smallville Shattered/Asylum storyline on screen, with Lex actually confronting Clark about abandoning him to Belle Reve for the sake of his secret (and then watching him get ECT without stopping it) – a significantly better reason for turning evil than *liking Clark’s girlfriend*. In their decision not to do it, smallville writers finally fell on the side of the age-old DC simplistic 'superman is good' ouvre after three seasons of seemingly taking the superman myth to a different, more complex, level.

4. Most overrated film

The English Patient. Utter rubbish. Three hours of my life I'm never getting back.

5. If you could give a spin off series to any non-main star TV character, which would it be?

I think bacon-guy from SGA (“it’s the food that makes other food taste great!”) deserves his own show, and I think “Cas!” (a lonely angel/god roams the earth) would be worth a go. It probably needs a better title though. However, the main non-star I’d have given a series to would have been SG1’s McKay, and they did that.

6. What TV Show do you regret ever starting to watch and why?

There are times when Smallville is top of that list, but it’s given me good times as well. The wasted time and hope I had for Lost probably pips it to the post.

7. What's your secret fandom?

I don’t really have a secret fandom. I’m sadly out of most fandom nowadays, although always on the lookout for new ones. I have plenty of secret shows, but you didn’t ask about that so I don’t have to tell you.
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