kapuahi: (H50 - Steve - Floor plant)
So I've got a lot going on and a lot not going on, some dot points and questions might explain it all.

*I'm so time poor that the only place I'm even briefly checking is LJ, yes I'm on all the other places (Facebook, Twitter, Tmblr, Myspace - you name it I'm there) but if you seek me and I'm not answering it's because I haven't seen it. If you really need me hit me up on LJ I'll see it eventually.

* SO I've delved back into school. Currently working on a Bachelor of MultiMedia/Marketing (yes the bastards at Uni changed it's name) and a Diploma of Tourism.

* Am really behind on a lot of my stuff, most pointedly my 100 things posts. Will be getting onto that asap.

* Currently have three Bang sized fics almost finished, two almost at let the beta tear them apart stage. and also 30+ smaller fics.

* also brain is being eaten by the concept of hiatus project of rewriting S2 the way it should be but unless I can sort a way to turn it into a comm event/challenge it won't happen before the start of season 3. Which will make me sad.

* Have had some things going on that have made parts of being on line a pain in the ass so I've been avoiding it somewhat. If I've missed anything can y'all point me in the right direction?

* Friend may need some help in June so I may be off to my favourite place in the world - no it's not Disneyland, for a couple of weeks in June.

* have been mainlining two TV programs. Supernatural during the day and Stargate Atlantis at night. Have developed quite the thing for Joe Flanigan and Jason Momoa. Am currently seeking out Sheppard/Ronon fic, am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Also really resisting the urge to write super porny ficlet in said pairing.

* While I'm on the confessions thing I have two more, and they are part of the same confession so here goes. I don't appreciate movies that are based on comic books. Why I don't know, I just don't never have and I'm hoping the Avengers will break that mold but I'm not holding out hope. Also, while on the subject of the Avengers, lets talk about Jeremy Renner shall we? I don't get it. At all. Somebody please apprise me of WTF it is about him that has y'all off your nuts about him, because I don't see it.

* God help me I've started plotting out an original manuscript. Where I fit that in I'm not sure, but I'm going to do what I can to make it happen. I think it helps in my head that I'm aiming for the schmaltzy romance market, but whatever works right?
kapuahi: (Moods - DOn't fuck with me)
This is bloody ridiculous.
kapuahi: (H50 - Girls of Five 0)
So, here’s the thing. I was going to do a review of 2.16 but there are many of them already bounding about that are far more eloquent than I could be for one. For another I’ve noticed that the departure of Homeland Security Officer Lori Weston has stirred up all the misogynist blatherings that abounded early in her shortlived H50 career.

This is a topic that I have something to say about.

And before I start, let me say I’m not looking for a fight, if anyone comes here looking for one, I won’t be taking the bait, so don’t even bother to go there. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. This is mine, and it’s under a cut for spoilers and the possibly annoying thoughts that it may contain.

enter at your own risk )

And if you've lasted through that you really don't want to get me started on the Governor, Joe and the percieved acting skills of the extended cast.
kapuahi: (Default)
Well....

I'm home, I'm pretty much caught up I think. Responded to everyone I owe I think, so if you haven't heard from me and you were expecting can you give me a heads up? Only 203 days until I can go back.

Several things and it could get long winded (I can hear your shocked gasps from here. Behave!!) so have some cuts to save your flists.

What I've been up to? )

What I've got going on now )

Writing )

Hawaii Five-0 - My thoughts/opinions/demented ramblings )

Wow, that turned out way longer than I intended.
kapuahi: (H50 - Lori Barbie)
No She was never a love interestbullshit

On a side note, does she do anything she was supposed to do?

ION: My sister just tried to kill me. We're sitting here watching one of our favourite movies - Armageddon. One of the characters said "I just blew a trannie." My sister turns to me and says "you know in a different crowd that could have almost been a completely different outcome. More pleasurable too!"

I swear I spat water all over the room.
kapuahi: (H50 - Lori Barbie)
No She was never a love interestbullshit

On a side note, does she do anything she was supposed to do?

ION: My sister just tried to kill me. We're sitting here watching one of our favourite movies - Armageddon. One of the characters said "I just blew a trannie." My sister turns to me and says "you know in a different crowd that could have almost been a completely different outcome. More pleasurable too!"

I swear I spat water all over the room.
kapuahi: (H50 - The Power of Three - Boys of Five)
So under the varied cuts there are Synopsis and cast list for Episodes 2.09 and 2.10, still photos from 210 and information about Alex O'Loughlin being nominated for Australian GQ man of the year.

Don't forget, don't make with the clicking if you don't wish to be spoiled.

One Question? When did Voldibot get to be listed with the regular cast?

Also this post is huge and graphics hungry, be warned if you clicky click.

Episode 2.09 Ike Maka Synopsis )

Episode 2.10 Ki’ilua Synopsis )

Still Photos H50 2.10 Ki'ilua )

My thoughts on 210 )

Australian GQ Man of the Year 2011 )
kapuahi: (H50 - The Power of Three - Boys of Five)
So under the varied cuts there are Synopsis and cast list for Episodes 2.09 and 2.10, still photos from 210 and information about Alex O'Loughlin being nominated for Australian GQ man of the year.

Don't forget, don't make with the clicking if you don't wish to be spoiled.

One Question? When did Voldibot get to be listed with the regular cast?

Also this post is huge and graphics hungry, be warned if you clicky click.

Episode 2.09 Ike Maka Synopsis )

Episode 2.10 Ki’ilua Synopsis )

Still Photos H50 2.10 Ki'ilua )

My thoughts on 210 )

Australian GQ Man of the Year 2011 )
kapuahi: (Princess Bride - True Love)
Duggar's expecting no 20

Seriously, can anyone explain them to me. Children are a blessing yes, and maybe their God does need an Army, but 20, honestly?
kapuahi: (Princess Bride - True Love)
Duggar's expecting no 20

Seriously, can anyone explain them to me. Children are a blessing yes, and maybe their God does need an Army, but 20, honestly?

Oy Vey!

Oct. 31st, 2011 08:55 am
kapuahi: (H50 - McDanno Glasses)
So everyone is entitled to an opinion but after seeing this i wonder if the (currently) 47 people who think she is fun and fresh are watching the same show I am.

Also, the (currently) 5 who like her just to see her hook up with McGarrett deserve a healthy dose of HELL!No right before they are skewered on BBQ forks!

Oy Vey!

Oct. 31st, 2011 08:55 am
kapuahi: (H50 - McDanno Glasses)
So everyone is entitled to an opinion but after seeing this i wonder if the (currently) 47 people who think she is fun and fresh are watching the same show I am.

Also, the (currently) 5 who like her just to see her hook up with McGarrett deserve a healthy dose of HELL!No right before they are skewered on BBQ forks!
kapuahi: (H50 - Steve - Bleeding P226)
Poor Steve isn't getting much sympathy.....


"Because your back has more colour than that ridiculous ink on your shoulders, and you managed to get yourself shot in the ass."
"In the ass? Really?" he looked up into Danny’s face.
Danny smiled as he reached out to press the cup of ice chips against Steve's lips again. “Technically it was an ass shot.”
"You’re never going to let me live it down are you?"
"Maybe sometime around Christmas 2024. Danny grinned.
kapuahi: (H50 - Steve - Bleeding P226)
Poor Steve isn't getting much sympathy.....


"Because your back has more colour than that ridiculous ink on your shoulders, and you managed to get yourself shot in the ass."
"In the ass? Really?" he looked up into Danny’s face.
Danny smiled as he reached out to press the cup of ice chips against Steve's lips again. “Technically it was an ass shot.”
"You’re never going to let me live it down are you?"
"Maybe sometime around Christmas 2024. Danny grinned.

H50

Sep. 27th, 2011 11:44 pm
kapuahi: (H50 - Girls of Five 0)
So, I have my own little review coming soon but I'm curious, was anyone else disappointed by this ep?

I forgive Five-0 a lot of things. I can deal with the as if moments, I can deal with the complete fuck up that is most of the science/forensics that happen. Why? Because I like the characterization, I love the location, I adore the actors and I am deliriously happy with the bromance and the interactions between the four leads. And thusfar there has never been an episode that has disappointed me.

Tonight, that is not the case.

Steve didn't look comfortable from start to finish. The whole team deserted Kono at the hearing, what was that about? And we got what 35 mins of Lori? Jenna got less than ten minutes in her first ep, so was Jenna robbed or Lori overdone. I know where my thoughts lay, but that's just me.

H50

Sep. 27th, 2011 11:44 pm
kapuahi: (H50 - Girls of Five 0)
So, I have my own little review coming soon but I'm curious, was anyone else disappointed by this ep?

I forgive Five-0 a lot of things. I can deal with the as if moments, I can deal with the complete fuck up that is most of the science/forensics that happen. Why? Because I like the characterization, I love the location, I adore the actors and I am deliriously happy with the bromance and the interactions between the four leads. And thusfar there has never been an episode that has disappointed me.

Tonight, that is not the case.

Steve didn't look comfortable from start to finish. The whole team deserted Kono at the hearing, what was that about? And we got what 35 mins of Lori? Jenna got less than ten minutes in her first ep, so was Jenna robbed or Lori overdone. I know where my thoughts lay, but that's just me.
kapuahi: (Quotes - God Is Pissed)
So, I've been festering and percolating over here in my semi padded corner watching and trying not to be dismayed by what I've seen. But, guess what? It's not working. Let me add, that this is just my opinion and by the time the season actually starts things might seem different but at the moment this is how I feel and my fannish heart is bleeding.


I love my Five-0, and by that I mean how they were characterised (and lets not talk about the potential clusterfuck of Rachel's pregnancy) and behaved in Season 1.

Yet there seems to be a revolving door for trick pony guest stars at the get go for Season 2. I'm not saying they're not awesome. I'm not saying they don't add anything because they probably will, but what happened to the team? Look at all the BTS photos you've seen, I can count on both hands the number of times I've seen Chin, and I haven't seen Kono anywhere but at the blessing. That can not be good.

Just remember with everything I am about to say I am sure both actresses are perfectly lovely, talented, charming women, but their characters and placement in MY show, that is what I have issue with.

So while we're on the subject, Lauren, the first new girl? Way to endear her to the fandom TPTB. Every set of photos I've seen she's either the one with Steve, or somewhere near him like she's some sort of unneccessary satellite. The fact that I don't care to seek out her character's name sets off warning bells in my head. I haven't even seen working scenes with her yet and I am finding myself referring to her as 'her'. That, my friends, does not bode well with ongoing endearment. The thing that disturbs me the most is that there is more of her with Steve then there is of Danny with Steve.

She is rapidly attaining Val Kilmer status with me - for those of you who don't know me? I still haven't forgiven the Kilmernator for murdering Goose in Top Gun, for you purists Tom Cruise receives similar affection.

And then there is Danny's new 'girl'. Way to rewrite everything you have taught us about Danny in past episodes CBS. Danny is the team's moral high ground. He has morals and ethics and standards and he's not afraid to wave them in the face of anyone who doesn't measure up. He sure as hell doesn't go around flagrantly violating every moral standard he's thus far proudly upheld. So, in episode 1.23 heconfesses to having an affair with a married woman (that it's Rachel is inconsequential), in 1.24 he's running away with Rachel whom he's apparently impregnated and by episode 2.2 he's already in a place to hit on a new woman? He didn't date at all in Season 1 and how long had he been divorced? I don't care that the pregnancy could all be some big horrible trick she played on him but I'm not sure the Danny we know downshifts quite that fast.

And IF the actress is pregnant, who cares, shoot her from the chest up, stand her behind furniture, hell have him talk to her on the phone not in person. RL pregnancy is no excuse to dick about with characterisation of one of your leads.

I know you all know that I like guest stars (as much as you all hated him I liked Rick Springfield, , and I like semi-regular recurring characters, but each set of new BTS photos makes my heart sink a little bit more.

Take these for instance = Behind the Scenes

AoL never looks happy anymore, and when did he graduate to umbrella holder? Lets see, if someone else needs a brolly, they have two arms and a heartbeat, do it yourself, he's the star FFS, he might not behave like it, at least treat him like it. It's called respect people, thats what the crew is for.

Two things CBS.

1. You can't ramp up the Bromance to the point of adorable Airhearts and then retcon us. It doesn't work that way. You put it out there, you can't take it back. It's the heartbeat of this particular show. Not romance, not even the case of the week. the Steve/Danny relationship is what keeps us all hanging on. We're all mostly sensible adults, we know that Steve and Danny are not going to merrily jump into bed on screen, but who exactly was it harming for them to flirt so outrageously?

Sponsors and narrow minded bigots might have loud voices but you'll find they aren't the bulk of your ratings audience. You'll find that the bulk of your viewers want the bromance and the gay overtones that the redneck schmucks find so offensive. Don't believe me? Fine, let the ratings decide, but don't say I didn't warn you.

2. H50 is not Castle. Never has been and it never will be. Both shows have very different audiences and are very different, whilst both being bloody good shows. Don't try to make 5-0, Castle, you will fail, miserably. So you didn't make the ratings you projected, big deal. You didn't tank and you held your own. By introducing romance you're not attracting the Castle fans, you're actually repelling the fans you had last season.

ETA Just to be clear, I don't mind them having significant others, but if there is any more time spent on hearts and flowers and bed/shagging time with said significant others than Steve had with Catherine in Season 1 then it is TOO much. Double dating and continuing the bromance flirting at the same time? Of this I heartily approve.

So, in short, If it's not broke, don't fucking fix it. The "fix" might just be what breaks it.
kapuahi: (Quotes - God Is Pissed)
So, I've been festering and percolating over here in my semi padded corner watching and trying not to be dismayed by what I've seen. But, guess what? It's not working. Let me add, that this is just my opinion and by the time the season actually starts things might seem different but at the moment this is how I feel and my fannish heart is bleeding.


I love my Five-0, and by that I mean how they were characterised (and lets not talk about the potential clusterfuck of Rachel's pregnancy) and behaved in Season 1.

Yet there seems to be a revolving door for trick pony guest stars at the get go for Season 2. I'm not saying they're not awesome. I'm not saying they don't add anything because they probably will, but what happened to the team? Look at all the BTS photos you've seen, I can count on both hands the number of times I've seen Chin, and I haven't seen Kono anywhere but at the blessing. That can not be good.

Just remember with everything I am about to say I am sure both actresses are perfectly lovely, talented, charming women, but their characters and placement in MY show, that is what I have issue with.

So while we're on the subject, Lauren, the first new girl? Way to endear her to the fandom TPTB. Every set of photos I've seen she's either the one with Steve, or somewhere near him like she's some sort of unneccessary satellite. The fact that I don't care to seek out her character's name sets off warning bells in my head. I haven't even seen working scenes with her yet and I am finding myself referring to her as 'her'. That, my friends, does not bode well with ongoing endearment. The thing that disturbs me the most is that there is more of her with Steve then there is of Danny with Steve.

She is rapidly attaining Val Kilmer status with me - for those of you who don't know me? I still haven't forgiven the Kilmernator for murdering Goose in Top Gun, for you purists Tom Cruise receives similar affection.

And then there is Danny's new 'girl'. Way to rewrite everything you have taught us about Danny in past episodes CBS. Danny is the team's moral high ground. He has morals and ethics and standards and he's not afraid to wave them in the face of anyone who doesn't measure up. He sure as hell doesn't go around flagrantly violating every moral standard he's thus far proudly upheld. So, in episode 1.23 heconfesses to having an affair with a married woman (that it's Rachel is inconsequential), in 1.24 he's running away with Rachel whom he's apparently impregnated and by episode 2.2 he's already in a place to hit on a new woman? He didn't date at all in Season 1 and how long had he been divorced? I don't care that the pregnancy could all be some big horrible trick she played on him but I'm not sure the Danny we know downshifts quite that fast.

And IF the actress is pregnant, who cares, shoot her from the chest up, stand her behind furniture, hell have him talk to her on the phone not in person. RL pregnancy is no excuse to dick about with characterisation of one of your leads.

I know you all know that I like guest stars (as much as you all hated him I liked Rick Springfield, , and I like semi-regular recurring characters, but each set of new BTS photos makes my heart sink a little bit more.

Take these for instance = Behind the Scenes

AoL never looks happy anymore, and when did he graduate to umbrella holder? Lets see, if someone else needs a brolly, they have two arms and a heartbeat, do it yourself, he's the star FFS, he might not behave like it, at least treat him like it. It's called respect people, thats what the crew is for.

Two things CBS.

1. You can't ramp up the Bromance to the point of adorable Airhearts and then retcon us. It doesn't work that way. You put it out there, you can't take it back. It's the heartbeat of this particular show. Not romance, not even the case of the week. the Steve/Danny relationship is what keeps us all hanging on. We're all mostly sensible adults, we know that Steve and Danny are not going to merrily jump into bed on screen, but who exactly was it harming for them to flirt so outrageously?

Sponsors and narrow minded bigots might have loud voices but you'll find they aren't the bulk of your ratings audience. You'll find that the bulk of your viewers want the bromance and the gay overtones that the redneck schmucks find so offensive. Don't believe me? Fine, let the ratings decide, but don't say I didn't warn you.

2. H50 is not Castle. Never has been and it never will be. Both shows have very different audiences and are very different, whilst both being bloody good shows. Don't try to make 5-0, Castle, you will fail, miserably. So you didn't make the ratings you projected, big deal. You didn't tank and you held your own. By introducing romance you're not attracting the Castle fans, you're actually repelling the fans you had last season.

ETA Just to be clear, I don't mind them having significant others, but if there is any more time spent on hearts and flowers and bed/shagging time with said significant others than Steve had with Catherine in Season 1 then it is TOO much. Double dating and continuing the bromance flirting at the same time? Of this I heartily approve.

So, in short, If it's not broke, don't fucking fix it. The "fix" might just be what breaks it.

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