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qafreview - s5e5
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I love my gay soap opera. I mean, QaF, not the one where the Virgin Clark is bearing the next messiah. Which is so going to happen.

I mean, I love my show. But *damn*.

Things I Never Want to Hear Again

1.) Brian the Slut Thing - Justin, Emmett, you both trick. You both trick *regularly*. Justin, you tricked with the *stars* in a huge naked party by a swimming pool of also naked people. Please, for the love of God, stop taking the convent approach. Neither of your asses is staying pure for your One True Cock. Brian beats you in sheer numbers, true. Brian beats a small country of sexually active human beings in sheer numbers, yes. But it's not like either of you are coming up one hundred on the purity test, and Emmett, need I remind you of *your* season one scare with an STD? STOP IT. NOW. IT'S ANNOYING.

2.) Brian's Anti-Monogamy Thing - Unless you are from Mars, the viewers all know that Brian has, let us say, monogamy issues. Not, apparently, commitment issues, if I may use the term, but definite monogamy issues. I understand, Cowlip, that it's been an *entire season* since you've had the chance to drag this rotting, deceased horse from the closet, no pun intended, to beat. But the dialogue is frighteningly reminiscent of season one. Are you recycling? I *like* this subject. I enjoy Brian and Justin arguing over it. But. Justin was *just fucking his way through California* without, seemingly, a lot of desire to settle down anywhere. Give me some transition here. Or at least, stop making Justin look like a hypocrite wiht no short term memory. Also--give Brian new lines. He's starting to bore me. I do not believe, at this point, that he actually *believes* half the shit he says. So give some actual *good* dialogue here to ease us into the next of the Battles of Justin and Brian and Monogamy.

And since the hell *when* has Justin wanted kids?

Oh, quick whee! Daphne! Welcome back!

3.) No more Ted self-hate. Let him have three eps where I don't want to shoot him to put him out of his misery. Please. But thank you for the hair. Thank you *very much*. My eyes don't hurt anymore.

That said.

Michael--you annoyed me so much less today. You really did. I am proud of you. And I'm so glad, Ben, that you decided to be wise *after all this nonsense* instead of early on, saying, hey, partner, why don't we *take a quick breather* on your psychotic tendenices and take a few valium before playing shuffle the baby? But yes. Everyone seems to be returning to sanity. Except Mel, who is acting about the same as always. I am not happy with her, but I will reserve judgement until I see her in action after she's calmed the hell down.

Hunter--you get cookies from me. Lots of cookies. I never thought I'd say this, but you are hot and pretty and sooo angsty. You need *cake*. And muffins. And whole butter and sugar. So don't let Ben cook them.

Mel--you dialed down the psycho to almost-not-certifiable. That must have taken effort.

Lindz--good call. Cookies for you.

Brian and Justin--you know, I'm getting very wary on this storyline. Almost enough to be tempted by spoilers. But no. I won't be. If this is going to hurt, I want it to hurt as it happens, with minimal suffering beforehand. Yes.

I need to make more icons. Perhaps steal them from others. Hmm.

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Hunter--you get cookies from me. Lots of cookies. I never thought I'd say this, but you are hot and pretty and sooo angsty. You need *cake*. And muffins. And whole butter and sugar. So don't let Ben cook them
all damn! that was funny.
Let's here it or whole butter and real sugar. No nutra sweet for Hunter.

I'm not overly thrilled with Mel myself. The others got it, yet she's acting smug? ::spork::

Thank you so much for 1 + 2!
That hypocrisy has annoyed me quite often. Emmett is at least as slutty as Brian, just not as successful at it, and Emmett perhaps thinks he is not slutty just because he likes to act like he's in love with some of his partners, even if it is just for the infamous half hour from season 1. But well, Emmett, the former performer for a sleazy porn-website, is a self-delusional fool IMO, so I don't think it is worth any more words from me. But I also have no words for the ultimate hypocrisy of Justin. After returning from Hollywood he suddenly turned into Mikey, wanting kids and monogamy? This is so ridiculous, either the characters are really all hypocrites, or just very superficial without the ability to remember who they were last week, or the writing just happily ignores character continuity for the sake of pushing a story they are too lazy to achieve through more believable means.

Oh, quick whee! Daphne! Welcome back!

I know! I was soooo happy to see her! :)

Wow, is this ep five already? I hope TPTB do something different with these plotlines—like really getting to some sort of resolution. I would like to see less focus on what’s PC in the Gay community and more focus on what the characters really want. Justin has always wanted more and more from Brian— and like most couples it will probably come down to either I get my way or one of us gets the fuck out--but, for Chirst's sake, creative-types should be able to show this story without dragging out the old scripts!

I don't know. I can sympathise with Mel. They were taking her baby. I mean, we know better to do that to wild animals, and a new mother is no different, really. Lindsey couldn't even stand to take Gus to daycare when he was an infant, but she expects Mel to be okay with her breastfeeding newborn going to spend days at a time with other people? No. Effing. Way.

At least Lindsey finally came to her senses and did what she should have done from the beginning.

What's with the weird either-or dichotomies on this show? "You're not really concerned for your daughter's well-being, you just want to get your way." How about both? Isn't it possible for Michael to be carried away with the concept of being a Daddy *and* to genuinely believe this stuff about a stable home? Can't Lindsey want time with her daughter *as well as* being angry at Mel's rigidity? Can't Mel be outrageously belligerent and also right?

Personally, I'm prejudiced in favor of a continuous supply of breastmilk. I don't quite understand why Mel doesn't want help -- I would have killed for more help, and I had quite a bit -- but if she's willing to wear the baby, I kind of think everyone else should have cooled it until the kid was at least on solids. Pumping is possible, but it's a lot less convenient than breastfeeding directly. And, not speaking for anyone but myself, anyone who tried to get between me and my nursing babies would have been lucky if I used the law to attack them, because teeth and nails would have been my first thought. I needed them, they needed me, we were still part of each other, a working system. Hormones all in place to help. Why would anyone stick a hand in that buzzsaw?

What you said about Justin's bizarro reactions and Brian's phoned-in monologues about monogamy. What do you actually want, guys?

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