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qafreview: s4e12
children of dune - leto 1
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Child had dental appointment today. That was pretty traumatizing. For me. Not him. He watched the LCD TV on teh ceiling with headphones. I watched toothbits and blood.

Big fun.

Managed to work my way into a fannish breakdown talking to nonchop about season five of QaF. You know, the one that does not yet exist. That possibly, there aren't even scripts for yet. That knowing Cowlip, they haven't even begun to think about.

nonchop ordered me to get some chocolate before I started crying over Brian's possibly futurely-broken heart after much perfidity throughout the speculated season. I think I scared her.

*happy*

I have decided not to hate Ben anymore, but merely hold him in contempt, with flashes of 'oooh. pretty'. Naked is good, Ben. You stay clothed, the HATEHATEHATE returns. You get naked? I'm happier with you.

Not much to say on 412. Except man, it's depressing to konw the season is almost over. *sighs*

Anyway.



Things I Liked

1.) Brian! Getting better! He was hot. He looked tired and stressed and I love his hair and he was so pretty all I wanted to do during his scenes is watch him breathe. Just sit there. And breathe. Just like that. Yes. And fuck. Just like that. And quadruple digits? Hmm.

So, it's been, what, about three years? Almost? 912 days, if we minus off the four-six months of scary Ethan-monogamy. I estimated it at six, but honestly, it could have been as little as three. Cowlip time is not our time. Six weeks off for Justin to get over being all brain-fucked, minus another forty-two days. Another six weeks off between Ethan and Brian, minus another forty-two, now at 822. Estimate on the time between Brian finding out he had cancer and the return of their sex life, probably in the area of a week or two? This is Cowlip time, which does not follow human time. 808. Brian says they are in the quadruple digits, which would require them to have sex one and a quarter times every day, no matter what. Lessee--Justin goes to Vermont, a few more days off there. White Party--a weekend. Hmm. Do they take breathers on federal holidays?

I'm just wondering is all.

You know, adding in Brian's very open canonical tricking in season one and two, he's probably had more sex than he has strands of DNA. I'm just saying.

That was kind of random.

The entire proving of virality via bicycling is very, very cute. Seriously.

2.) Ted, Ted and Emmett, Ted and Brian, Ted and Justin - Ted is just kicking ass everywhere he goes. Seriously, this has been The Season of Ted Goodness. He has never been more interesting. More fun. More snarky. All the patheticness? Gone. The annoyingness? Gone. My God, he's become my third favorite character. He's witty and freaksomely charming in his Ted way, he's acting *normal* and *natural*, and almost cool.

I love him with Brian. Their interaction is so fun I look forward to anything involving Kinnetic. Ted's just wonderful when he feels competent, appreciated, and needed, and he just shines. Him and Justin doubleteaming Brian was just--unreal.

He and Emmett are back to their pre-dating friendship, which is such a comfort to see. I had nightmares that the awkwardness would be dragged out forever and ever and ever, but no, they are just glowing with friendly feeling. I do like his hesitance on congratulating Emmett on getting back together with Drew--this has had disaster written on it since the beginning, and thank God, so far, it's not gone really bad places.

Emmett finally taking to heart what he is doing--that was nice. It was more than the fact that Drew was a disaster waiting to happen. He's sitting across the table from a very nice woman who has been hiring him to do her food stuff. She likes him. She does not know that he is engaged in letting her fiancee fuck him into oblivion. Encouraging it, even. I'm so glad he finally let it go, and God, I hope it stays that way. Drew's hot, but no one is hot enough to compromise yourself for that much.

Well. Maybe Brian. I'd have to find out what exactly he wanted compromised.

3.) Justin. Actual *Justin* time, hanging with the boys, all friendly-like. It's cute, and I don't think I've seen them turn out in mass like this for a long, long time. And sex. Brian and Justin sex. Justin holding Brian *down* sex. In which Cowlip gets its soul back. But yes. Sex. Happy. Long, pretty sex. Pretty, pretty sex. *happy*

It's nice to see him naked, and the entire couply thing going on there is just adorable. Does anyone know if he's still paying Daphne rent?

4.) Hunter. I have never, except for Brian, wanted to feed someone soup more. All that teenage angst and drama and poor baby. Michael and Ben are interesting when doing parenty-useful things, and that was fun to watch. The heterosexuality is in full swing in these parts.

Oh Hunter, you will find someone to love. You so will.

Things That Annoyed Me

Mel. Pretty much the thing that made me grind my teeth.

It's not that I don't get her sense of betrayal, or her hurt, or her feelings, but man, she isn't coming across sympathetic, she's coming across like she should be on heavy doses of Valium and Prozac to *get her the fuck calmed down*. She does not have a high horse to sit on here, and I wish, wish, wish she'd stop imagining that she does. Yes, she's pregnant in a high risk pregnancy, and yes, her wife slept wiht someone else. We go that far, I'm all kinds of sympathetic. But it actually scares me when Lindz seems to have been teh more emotinally stable of the two when there's been infidelity, see season one. I know it's all caught up with Mel's hormones and feeling threatened by Lindz fucking a guy, and yes, that makes sense. But she is melodramatizing to the point where I don't even care.

Urgh. I wish I could explain it better, but she's grating, when for this kind of sitch, she shouldn't be. Grrr.

I'm still getting over watching Child's tooth things. That was just disturbing.


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Mel is really being a bitch, but I try to realize that it's... not an irrational reaction, but somehow a subrational one. She feels threatened, reptile-brain kicks in, the hormones sure as fuck don't help, and she just harps and harps and harps... she's going to have to let go of some of these issues if she and Linds have any hope of patching their lives back together.

Not that Linds doesn't have a few dozen mea culpas to deliver, either :P

Also, yes, with the pretty and the hot and I could watch Brian do pretty much anything right now, even puke, in a state of contented bliss. *bliss*

She feels threatened, reptile-brain kicks in, the hormones sure as fuck don't help, and she just harps and harps and harps... she's going to have to let go of some of these issues if she and Linds have any hope of patching their lives back together.

When she just looked sad, I so started melting into goo, but the second she opened her mouth, I wanted nothing more than to just yell "BUT YOU DID THE SAME DAMN THING! EVEN IF IT WAS WITH A FELLOW VAGINA, DAMMIT."

*facepalms* I should give her more sympathy for being pregnant, but damn.

"You know, adding in Brian's very open canonical tricking in season one and two, he's probably had more sex than he has strands of DNA. I'm just saying."


just to let you know, i had a shitty day....but this one sentence made it all better....thanks, that was just too funny *wipes tears of laughter*

It just hits me all anew every so often--especially when I start watching and absorbing season one all over again--that man, Brian has a lot of sex. I mean, not just a lot, but like, beyond a drop of a hat. Beyond the drop of a pair of jeans. When bored, I try to calculate the number of condoms he goes through in a day. I get scared when I get to one week.

He's possibly solely responsible for entire latex factories staying in business and their kids going to Ivy League schools. It's mindboggling.

I love him so much. And *that* is random, but must be said. *g*

I'm so sorry you had a shitty day. *hugs*

thanx for the hug...i needed it! yea, i can see random brian love...i feel the same way!!! and you are so right with the latex...no wonder they are doing so well!!! lol

I read somewhere that the show has been renewed for season 5, but only for 13 or 15 eps.

I think that Ted is still in love with Emmett. He looks very unhappy when Em is talking about how great the sex was with Drew, and even more unhappy when Emmett told him they were back together. Now this *could* be from worrying that Em will get hurt, but that wasn't the vibe I was getting. JMHO

I also thought Ted was mean to Brian in the diner, which, okay, Ted owes Brian a few hundred barbs. But Justin seemed to gleefully go along with it, which made me want to smack him. He didn't even kiss him goodbye when he left the diner, or when he went in the gym.

Whatever wise person has decided Brian needs to wear black all the time now deserves a raise! Yum! :)

I read somewhere that the show has been renewed for season 5, but only for 13 or 15 eps.

If we get fifteen, I'll be thrilled, that's one mroe than we have now. Fifth season! Whee! At least, I think.

think that Ted is still in love with Emmett. He looks very unhappy when Em is talking about how great the sex was with Drew, and even more unhappy when Emmett told him they were back together. Now this *could* be from worrying that Em will get hurt, but that wasn't the vibe I was getting. JMHO

I'm so torn on that. I kind of want, then kinda don't. *sighs* They are so great as friends. It was Ted's addiction that screwed him up, not teh relationship. *sighs* Choices, choices.

I also thought Ted was mean to Brian in the diner, which, okay, Ted owes Brian a few hundred barbs. But Justin seemed to gleefully go along with it, which made me want to smack him. He didn't even kiss him goodbye when he left the diner, or when he went in the gym.

While yes, it kind of made me gripey, it *is* good Brian logic. Liek someone else said, Ted and Justin treat him like they always do, barbs and cracks along with it. Brian gets very, very freaked out by sympathy or pity.

*mulls Justin* I'm nervous about Justin, though. I can't explain it, but I really am.

Whatever wise person has decided Brian needs to wear black all the time now deserves a raise! Yum! :)

It was like a holy moment. That was--man. Yes. *Yes*.

*mulls Justin* I'm nervous about Justin, though. I can't explain it, but I really am.

Now you have me all intrigued. :)

Do you know of any fics in which Lex meets up with Brian back in his wild days? I could definitely see Brian being the first guy to top Lex. *eg* If not, is there any way I could tempt you to write one? *bats eyes*

I have read a QaF/Smallville crossover, but I forget where exactly. I'm so sorry.

Ahhh. I'm so spoiled. *happy*

4.) Hunter. I have never, except for Brian, wanted to feed someone soup more. All that teenage angst and drama and poor baby.

Oh, yes. Hunter is such a woobie!

:::sniff:::

We'll work together on this one. You feed him soup, and I'll give him snuggles (COMFORT snuggles, people! Get your minds out of the gutter?? He's only 16!)

Ben can be Mr. Bland, no doubt.

I like it when he's being very nice to Michael or when he's being a jerk. Both seem more real. I rather think Bobby Gant is playing Ben playing the role of someone who has his shit together only on the surface. I keep expecting him to melt down; when we had the steriod abuse eps, I thought here it is. And the same when his little writing acolyte appeared.

Although I'm not totally thrilled with Mel, I think part of her problem is that she doesn't have the options that Linz had when Mel cheated. When Mel cheated, Linz threw her out. Linz had a chance to cool down and forgive. And it did take her a long time to do so.

Because of the pregnancy being so high risk, Mel can't do that. We have never seen her family, so they don't seem to be a source of support, Debby is telling her just suck it up, Michael has his own problems. She is completely dependent upon someone who betrayed her and who she is very angry with. She must feel really stuck and that doesn't help her be rational. JMHO.

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