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{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

Ganked from babykid528.

I'll be posting 100 TV Shows and my feelings about them. No particular order.

1-Miami Vice
2-Hollywood Squares
3-Twin Peaks
4-Barney Miller
5-Ground Force
6-Changing Rooms
8-Hill Street Blues
9-Hodge Podge Lodge
10-CSI:Crime Scene Investigation
14-The Edge of Night
15-Hawaii 5-0
16-The Sopranos
18-Later With Bob Costas
19-One Day at a Time
20-Hot L Baltimore
21-House MD
22-Spooks (MI5)
26-Dirty Jobs
28-City of Angels
29-LA Law
30-Due South
31-Chico and the Man
35-White Collar
37-Reasonable Doubts
39-Knots Landing
40-Live at Five
43-Mad Men
44-Countdown with Keith Olbermann
46-Anything But Love
47-Happy Days
48-Welcome Back, Kotter
49-Buffy, The Vampire Slayer.
50-It Takes a Thief
54-Broken Badges
57-The Hour
58-Baa Baa Black Sheep
59-Mission: Magic!
61-The Monkees
62-Six Feet Under
63-Star Trek
64-All In The Family
65-The Jeffersons
67-Midsomer Murders
68-Person of Interest
70-The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
71-The Electric Company
72-Sesame Street
73-Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
77-The A-Team
79-True Detective
82-Life on Mars
84-The Good Wife
85-Ashes to Ashes
86-The Mary Tyler Moore Show
89-New Tricks
90-Time Team
91-The Galloping Gourmet
92-The Rockford Files
94-The Kenny Everett Video Show
95-Solid Gold
96-Faoi Lán Cheoil
100-The Wire
The previous high point was going to Rainbow Grocery on bicycle to buy bulk tea.

Today I changed a dental appointment to make time to see my meditation teacher/astrologer.

Pre-Yuletide note

My Yuletide letter will be appearing on LJ sometime in the next few days. If you're checking it out with possible treating in mind...YAY!!! Please consider yourself trigger-warned for the following: underage, age discrepancy, drugs, real person with a #metoo allegation, and a canon gay character being requested in a heterosexual pairing.

It's gonna be a problematic and iddy Yuletide, folks.

I know I need to give up Yuletide in deference to time constraints and sanity, but I'm not quite there yet. Not when I'm still getting awesome fics and writing stories that are (hopefully) making the recipients happy.

Last year I got this gem:
Against All Better Judgement by HalfshellVenus
Basically the fic of my dreams for these two. Hot. Sweet. Sad. ANGST! And did I mention, HOT?
It's not too late. Go. Read. Give love.

My contribution to the festivities was another foray in the the British Comedy/Panel Show universe featuring Lee Mack, Noel Fielding and a cast of several.
Something To Talk About

Yuletide letter 2018

Hello Beautiful Yuletide Writer!

I’m very excited to be participating this year and hope I’m giving you prompts that you will be able to have fun with if you were assigned in the initial match-up. If I’ve ended up on the Pinch Hit list and you’ve chosen one of these prompts then you are totally awesome for being willing to go out on one of these limbs, some of which I realize are varying degrees of problematic

These are all requests of my heart for characters I love and ship super hard, so pretty much any way you can get them together will bring joy to my heart. I love angst and drama. Guilt, hatesex, self-loathing, jealousy, non-con, dub-con, and abuse are all on the table where appropriate. I don’t think anyone needs to be utterly destroyed, although Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow could leave one of both of the participants in pretty rough shape depending on how dark you want to go.

I honestly don’t mind the sex/UST/angst taking a turn toward darkfic, kinky or dirty/bad/wrong. I wouldn’t go so far as to DNW gen altogether, but it’s not what I’ve come to the party looking for. “Bryan” and “Anna Nicole” are at least implied canon. Mac/Greg is a slash dream I’ve held in my heart a long time. Jimmy/Kima is the most problematic, but I ship it like burning. Carl/Neil is the best bet for something warm and fuzzy, despite the age discrepancy issues that I'll get into behind the cut.

I have a major kink for erotic talk, with on character getting off on the distinctive voice of the other describing in depth what they might do to the other and the pleasure (or even pain) that may ensue. If any of the pairings are too problematic or squicky for an actual physical encounter, I'm always up for a good one-sided wank fantasy involving involving what ever level of angst, guilt, self-loathing etc. you may feel appropriate.

I realize ODAO and I want us both to have a lovely Yuletide.

Treats of any size are welcome.

And away we go:

Knot’s Landing
Greg Sumner
Mac Mackenzie

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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow-Video-Bryan Ferry.
Older Man-"Bryan"
Younger Woman-"Anna Nicole"
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The Wire
Jimmy McNulty
Kima Greggs
Warning: I SHIP IT!!!Collapse )

Space Exploration RPF
Carl Sagan
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Problematic and Potential TriggersCollapse )

My wedding anniversary

This is my husband and I on Friday morning at Market Bar in the Ferry Building enjoying a cele-brunch for our 28th wedding anniversary.

This is my friend Ivan and I at Davies Symphony Hall on Saturday night enjoying a performance by the SF Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, including some Gershwin , which was intended to be part of the Anniversary celebration weekend, except that on Saturday my darling husband, who turned 60 in March, fell off a SKATEBOARD and was on the couch, in pain, icing and unable to enjoy the planned festivity, which was his idea in the first place and for which I had agreed to eschew my usual Saturday night karaoke time at the Mint.

So...stress, anxiety, anger, Al Anon issues up the Wazoo. Wanting to get into the food big time!

However, I picked up this baby last Saturday and my husband’s midlife crisis is not worth my abstinence.


100 TV Shows-#100 The Wire

The Wire

One MMOM fic

Here we are. Six years and four months. At first I never thought it would take so long and then I thought I'd never finish. When I started this project, I was posting on DW/LJ ALL THE TIME. House MD was still on the air. Torchwood was still a thing. I was working at the Desk of Doom, either binging my brains out OR restricting and the fandon/fanfic/LJ thing was pretty much all I had to escape from the misery. Of course being an addict and all-around-wench that I was, I also managed to make my fannish life miserable as well. If you are one of the people I interacted with either directly or by observation and did anything that hurt you, including shitting on your ship or your favorite character, or your interpretation of canon, I'm sorry.

I'd also thought I'd be able to finish the five seasons of The Wire by the time I was ready to wrap this up. WRONG! I've only just finished season 3, so I don't know for a fact that it's THE BEST TV SHOW EVER!!!, but it's pretty damn good, and it wouldn't be a K-gal thing without one overwhelming, obsessive, sexual crush on a gorgeous man who fucks everything that moves. Heeeeellllllllllooooooo Jimmy McNulty, you sexy, alcoholic, self-destructive, bastard.

Jimmy close up

I ship him with everybody, especially and most inappropriately of all, Kima.

(Someday I'll find a way to do a Jimmy/Jack crossover...or if one of you still loves me...pretty please?)

Also some of the best writing, directing, acting, editing, casting and music.

It just takes a lot of work. When I started watching, the Television Without Pity recaps were still available. Now I've got the Newbies versions posted by Alan Sepinwall, which have actually moved a few times since I started, but are now housed at Uproxx.

For each episode, I have to watch the episode. Re-watch with a commentary, if there's one on the DVD set, read Alan's recap, and then absorb.

Season 2 was really slow going, but by the end it was still as riveting as the first.

This is the show that eventually gives the most evil characters their humanity or lets all my favorites show their absolute worst side.

"This is Baltimore, gentlemen. The gods themselves will not save you."

This is also the show that allows me to impress actual residents of Baltimore by pronouncing the name of the city the way they do on the show.

It could take another year or longer to get through the last two seasons, but I'll be putting my Yuletide request in from here to eternity, or at least until I get.

And on that bombshell...We are out of here!

Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.

100 tv shows-#99-Batman

Almost there, guys!


RIP Adam West, You will always be MY Batman.
Yvonne Craig as Batgirl is probably my first ever girl-crush/role-model. I was Batgirl for Halloween at least three or four years running. When we played Batman in the basement of our house on 6th Street in Fair Lawn, or ever in the hallway back in Washington Heights, I was ALWAYS Batgirl.
I can still tell you the name of every actor who played a Special Guest Vi
This show was my introduction to the awesomeness of Tallulah Bankhead.
I fell in love with Cliff Robertson as Shame.
Please don't ask me to pick a Catwoman, but Frank Gorshin is clearly the best Riddler.
I was too young in 1966-68, but I vividly remember watching this every day after school in Washington Heights, so I must have been watching the re-runs between 1970 and 1974.
I still say "Holy Guacamole, Batman!" when a juicier exclamation might be inappropriate.
I'd definitely vote for Mayor Linseed.
I feel like the campy, but dead pan humor was as important to the evolution of my persona as watching Paul Lynde on Hollywood Squares.
How did it take me this long to remember how important this show was to me?
I miss my New York/Gotham City of the 70's.
I want my cape back.
But there was a commentary on episode 11, so I had to re-watch Middle Ground with the commentary. Hopefully I can finish the season next weekend.


100 tv shows-#98-Maude


"Lady Godiva was a freedom rider,
She didn't care if the whole world looked,
Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her,
She was a sister who really cooked."

Of course, it was YEARS before I understood why any of this was humorous, but even then I knew it was catchy.

I'm pretty sure I watched most of this, which at least one, if not both of my parents, but I only remember one episode in any detail. Nope not the abortion episode.

It happened in 1976, so I was either 11 or 12. It was a two part episode called "Maude's Mood" Parts 1 & 2, which was actually the first time I'd ever heard of manic-depression. Maude decides that Henry Fonda should run for president. She makes up a theme song and is so excited and manic that she sort of gets people to go along with her. Then in the 2nd part, she somehow arranges for Henry Fonda to show up for
what he thinks is some kind of promotional appearance. He then gently lets her down and she totally collapses. In retrospect, and probably at the time (12 years, old mind you) it was one of the most devastating things I'd ever seen on television, which certainly speaks to what was actually possible on TV back them as well as the acting skills of Miss Bea Arthur. She won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical in 1977, which must have had a lot to do with this episode.

I loved her and Walter's relationship on the show. For a 70's sit-com marriage, it seems very real and certainly less one-sided and borderline abusive than what a lot of sit-com marriages look like with our woke eyes.

Bill Macy's acting was beautiful in the manic-depression episode. He's everything a supporting actor should be. I probably proto-shipped them on some level and may have had an early girl-crush on Adrienne Barbeau.

That uncompromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranquilizin',
Right on Maude!


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