[Sorry so late! Power outage and work craziness got the best of me! Should be back on track after today!]
♪ On the Sixth Day of Geekmas, my fandom gave to me… ♪
♪ On the Sixth Day of Geekmas, my fandom gave to me… ♪
♪ On the Third Day of Geekmas, my fandom gave to me… ♪
There are/were plenty of Threes I could have done for this day, but Charmed holds a special place in my heart.
When I was in middle school and high school, my mom was going to school to complete her masters as well as working a full time job. This left little time for us to be together. So we made an effort to spend at least one night a week just the two of us. Occasionally we would have stowaways on on girls night in (usually my best friend at the time from down the road), but for the most part it was just the two of us. We would make dinner together and watch Charmed together and just generally be together.
This show is a show ultimately about family. Paige, Prue, Phoebe and Piper were bonded in a way that I never saw on television. They fought like the sisters they were, and loved like the sisters they were and forgave like the sisters they were. Even now, you don’t see a family like that on television anymore. There are similar friendships, but an actual family dynamic is missing from a lot of television now a days. Stepping away from the sisters, the family dynamic doesn’t change, the sisters relationships with Grams and their mother is SPOT ON to an actual relationship with a mother and grandmother.
As an only child, I didn’t really know what it was like to have sisters. Charmed allowed me to kind of see what it was like to have a sister… and what it was like to be magical.
And of course, Charmed was one of the first shows that I ever “shipped” someone in. I wanted Leo and Piper to be together forever and ever. Which is why when Brian Krause came to Salt Lake Comic Con a few years ago I couldn’t resist getting a picture with him.
What has this fandom given to you?
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This week’s Thursday and Thrilled is brought to you by Period Dramas. Around this time of year (shortly after my birthday and right before fall really sets in), I get into this kick of watching copious amounts of literature inspired period dramas (or in some cases, webseries based on those pieces of literature). I’m not sure why, but the way they talk, the way they act just puts me in the most agreeable mood.
They’re always so romantic and sweet. I just can’t get enough of cuddling up with my cat (the husband won’t watch them without ensuring that I hear his “funny” commentary) and a cup of peppermint tea. So here are a few of my favorite period dramas* (and inspired by period drama) items this week!
Every year I make a list of all the shows that are returning and when. Well, this year it’s getting pretty extensive.
I’m always really excited for new shows to premiere and my favorite shows to return. This year it looks like some pretty awesome shows are going to be making their way to my screen. Read More
I’m so ready for the weekend! Getting my hair done and a writing day with my writing buddy planned. An excellent way to start the month. Next Saturday is my birthday, so I’m gearing up for that in the following days and trying to figure out exactly what I want to do.
Here are some things I’m thrilled about this week: Read More
This week had been a little crazy. After getting home from my much needed and disconnected (we only had Edge data… EDGE… do you remember what that was like?) vacation, I came home to crazy busyness at work and just utter exhaustion every day. Hence why there was no Flash Fic yesterday (I swear I tried but nothing was coming. I’m lucky this became as put together as it did). Alas, despite the insanity that is the week of Independance Day, I still have a few things that fit the Thursday and Thrilled criteria. Read More
It’s Thursday and Thrilled time again, but guys, Thursdays are HARD!! However, tomorrow I’m going to go see Chris D’Elia with the husband and I am STOKED! I’m so excited to sit at a comedy club and just laugh! If you haven’t heard his comedy, you can watch his recent stand up show on Netflix now. Other than that, here is what I’ve been thrilled about lately.
If you follow me on tumblr you may have already seen this, however sometimes I come across such awesome gifsets that a reblog on tumblr just isn’t enough. Sometimes they hit that spot in my heart because it is so beautiful and true that I want to cry. This gifset is one of them about how as women, we can write the story on our own.
This week’s 5 Fandom Friday topic is Fictional BFFs and OMG did I have a hard time narrowing it down. As someone who gets far too emotionally attached to fictional characters I tend to feel that every character is my BFF. To quote Mindy Lahiri: “Best Friend isn’t a person Danny, its a tier!” so to pick ONLY five was incredibly difficult. Read More
Reading: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su & Kate Rorick
Watching: Supernatural ` Season 4
Listening To: You Raise Me Up ` John Barrowman
Starring: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Joe Morton, and Niall Matter.
Aired: SyFy | July 2006 to July 2012 | Five Seasons
With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Harry S. Truman commissioned a top-secret residential development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, one that would serve to protect and nurture America’s most valuable intellectual resources. There our nation’s greatest thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment. The best architects and planners were commissioned to design a welcoming place for these superlative geniuses to reside, an area that would offer the best education for their children, the best healthcare, the best amenities and quality of life. A community was created to rival the most idyllic of America’s small towns – with one major difference: this town would never appear on any maps. At least, none that haven’t been classified “eyes only” by the Pentagon.(from imdb.com)