14

Aug. 28th, 2012 10:52 am
shipperx: (Scully - What a doof)
So I'm reading Peter Cline's 14

Amazon blurb:
There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment.

Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends.

Or the end of everything...

The blurb for the book made me think it would be a haunted apartment building story -- and it may yet be -- but as I'm reading it, it's making me think... I don't know... aliens?  Either that, or the place is owned by Wolfram and Hart...

Huh.

Guess I'll see. (Mulder and Scully really should be included, though.  This sort of thing was right up their alley. ;)

ETA (Not Quite Half Way Through):  It's not coming off like a haunted house story.  It actually reminds me of LOST.  Several characters of different ages and types living in the building, all of whom are coming off as likable losers (part of the allure of the apartment building is the incredibly low rent) and all of whom are working together to figure out the weirdness. 

Thus far, it's been just weirdness.  Nothing scary,  just strange, mysterious, and odd. 


14

Aug. 28th, 2012 10:52 am
shipperx: (Scully - What a doof)
So I'm reading Peter Cline's 14

Amazon blurb:
There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment.

Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends.

Or the end of everything...

The blurb for the book made me think it would be a haunted apartment building story -- and it may yet be -- but as I'm reading it, it's making me think... I don't know... aliens?  Either that, or the place is owned by Wolfram and Hart...

Huh.

Guess I'll see. (Mulder and Scully really should be included, though.  This sort of thing was right up their alley. ;)

ETA (Not Quite Half Way Through):  It's not coming off like a haunted house story.  It actually reminds me of LOST.  Several characters of different ages and types living in the building, all of whom are coming off as likable losers (part of the allure of the apartment building is the incredibly low rent) and all of whom are working together to figure out the weirdness. 

Thus far, it's been just weirdness.  Nothing scary,  just strange, mysterious, and odd. 


shipperx: (Lost: Prettiest)
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Damon-Lindelof-Carlton-1028758.aspx

In the Dharma dumps this week, Lost fans? Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse feel your pain.

This would have been the week that Lost returned to the airwaves after its typical eight-month hiatus. But now that midseason is upon us, and there's no sign of Jack, Sawyer, Locke or Hurley on the horizon, reality has finally set in: The show's not coming back, Kate! It's not coming back!

As the usual Lost return date approaches, Lindelof tells TV Guide Magazine that he's been hearing more from wistful fans coming to terms with their island fever.

"Yes, there has been some wist," he says. "Which is appreciated more than I can articulate. As for coping, everyone has their own mechanisms."

Lindelof is busy with his active feature career (including the next Star Trek sequel), but says he's been able to fill some of his idle time "watching every great show I missed as a result of making Lost for six years. I'd advise starting with Battlestar Galactica, moving on to Breaking Bad and ending with The Wire. I'm convinced the best way to watch a series is to just binge."

The writer, who co-created Lost with J.J. Abrams, says he also still regularly hears from viewers debating over the show's merits. "Even the people who absolutely hated how we ended it still have the need to tell me this in a variety of creative ways eight months after the fact," he says. "I used to lose sleep over this, but I'm actually starting to embrace the fact that while their assessment of my talent (or lack thereof) sometimes hurts, it's nice to know that at least they cared enough about the show to reach out and tell me so. Repeatedly. OK, I'm still losing a little sleep over it."

Lindelof calls it "part of the grieving process."

Lindelof and Cuse, of course, famously negotiated an end date for Lost, allowing the producers to end the show last May, after six seasons, on their own terms. But there's a part of them that remains nostalgic for the show, which turned the executive producing duo into stars as well.

In a recent piece for the New York Times, Cuse writes that after the end of the show he "felt relief but also great uncertainty."

Cuse is now developing the Civil War drama Point of Honor for ABC, along with Randall Wallace (Braveheart). Getting back on the series horse, Cuse wrote in the Times, promises plenty of challenges — including the inevitable Lost comparison. "But as tumultuous as it all can be, I realize this what I truly love doing," he wrote.

As for Lost fans adjusting to the fact that there will be no seventh season this winter, at least they can turn on Hawaii Five-0 and imagine that Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) not only survived but now speaks perfect English on a whole different island.

"Shhhh," Lindelof quips. "That is Jin. Don't tell."


shipperx: (Lost: Prettiest)
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Damon-Lindelof-Carlton-1028758.aspx

In the Dharma dumps this week, Lost fans? Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse feel your pain.

This would have been the week that Lost returned to the airwaves after its typical eight-month hiatus. But now that midseason is upon us, and there's no sign of Jack, Sawyer, Locke or Hurley on the horizon, reality has finally set in: The show's not coming back, Kate! It's not coming back!

As the usual Lost return date approaches, Lindelof tells TV Guide Magazine that he's been hearing more from wistful fans coming to terms with their island fever.

"Yes, there has been some wist," he says. "Which is appreciated more than I can articulate. As for coping, everyone has their own mechanisms."

Lindelof is busy with his active feature career (including the next Star Trek sequel), but says he's been able to fill some of his idle time "watching every great show I missed as a result of making Lost for six years. I'd advise starting with Battlestar Galactica, moving on to Breaking Bad and ending with The Wire. I'm convinced the best way to watch a series is to just binge."

The writer, who co-created Lost with J.J. Abrams, says he also still regularly hears from viewers debating over the show's merits. "Even the people who absolutely hated how we ended it still have the need to tell me this in a variety of creative ways eight months after the fact," he says. "I used to lose sleep over this, but I'm actually starting to embrace the fact that while their assessment of my talent (or lack thereof) sometimes hurts, it's nice to know that at least they cared enough about the show to reach out and tell me so. Repeatedly. OK, I'm still losing a little sleep over it."

Lindelof calls it "part of the grieving process."

Lindelof and Cuse, of course, famously negotiated an end date for Lost, allowing the producers to end the show last May, after six seasons, on their own terms. But there's a part of them that remains nostalgic for the show, which turned the executive producing duo into stars as well.

In a recent piece for the New York Times, Cuse writes that after the end of the show he "felt relief but also great uncertainty."

Cuse is now developing the Civil War drama Point of Honor for ABC, along with Randall Wallace (Braveheart). Getting back on the series horse, Cuse wrote in the Times, promises plenty of challenges — including the inevitable Lost comparison. "But as tumultuous as it all can be, I realize this what I truly love doing," he wrote.

As for Lost fans adjusting to the fact that there will be no seventh season this winter, at least they can turn on Hawaii Five-0 and imagine that Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) not only survived but now speaks perfect English on a whole different island.

"Shhhh," Lindelof quips. "That is Jin. Don't tell."


shipperx: (Lost: Prettiest)
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Damon-Lindelof-Carlton-1028758.aspx

In the Dharma dumps this week, Lost fans? Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse feel your pain.

This would have been the week that Lost returned to the airwaves after its typical eight-month hiatus. But now that midseason is upon us, and there's no sign of Jack, Sawyer, Locke or Hurley on the horizon, reality has finally set in: The show's not coming back, Kate! It's not coming back!

As the usual Lost return date approaches, Lindelof tells TV Guide Magazine that he's been hearing more from wistful fans coming to terms with their island fever.

"Yes, there has been some wist," he says. "Which is appreciated more than I can articulate. As for coping, everyone has their own mechanisms."

Lindelof is busy with his active feature career (including the next Star Trek sequel), but says he's been able to fill some of his idle time "watching every great show I missed as a result of making Lost for six years. I'd advise starting with Battlestar Galactica, moving on to Breaking Bad and ending with The Wire. I'm convinced the best way to watch a series is to just binge."

The writer, who co-created Lost with J.J. Abrams, says he also still regularly hears from viewers debating over the show's merits. "Even the people who absolutely hated how we ended it still have the need to tell me this in a variety of creative ways eight months after the fact," he says. "I used to lose sleep over this, but I'm actually starting to embrace the fact that while their assessment of my talent (or lack thereof) sometimes hurts, it's nice to know that at least they cared enough about the show to reach out and tell me so. Repeatedly. OK, I'm still losing a little sleep over it."

Lindelof calls it "part of the grieving process."

Lindelof and Cuse, of course, famously negotiated an end date for Lost, allowing the producers to end the show last May, after six seasons, on their own terms. But there's a part of them that remains nostalgic for the show, which turned the executive producing duo into stars as well.

In a recent piece for the New York Times, Cuse writes that after the end of the show he "felt relief but also great uncertainty."

Cuse is now developing the Civil War drama Point of Honor for ABC, along with Randall Wallace (Braveheart). Getting back on the series horse, Cuse wrote in the Times, promises plenty of challenges — including the inevitable Lost comparison. "But as tumultuous as it all can be, I realize this what I truly love doing," he wrote.

As for Lost fans adjusting to the fact that there will be no seventh season this winter, at least they can turn on Hawaii Five-0 and imagine that Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) not only survived but now speaks perfect English on a whole different island.

"Shhhh," Lindelof quips. "That is Jin. Don't tell."


shipperx: (LOST - Woohoo)
As conversations go, they meander and somehow or another I found myself thinking of LOST. And, you know what? I don't really care whether or not everything in it made sense. It was a heck of a fun ride that ended on a group hug.

I'll take it.

Vid Nostalgia: (And duh! I just noticed that this first vid puts everything in chronological order!)


(I forgot that Ben was pretty bad ass. Isn't Abrams making a pilot of with the actor who was Ben and the actor who was Locke where they're both ex-Black Ops CIA agents? I want to see this show!)





Oh, and a reunion that did. not. suck.

Read more... )
shipperx: (LOST - Woohoo)
As conversations go, they meander and somehow or another I found myself thinking of LOST. And, you know what? I don't really care whether or not everything in it made sense. It was a heck of a fun ride that ended on a group hug.

I'll take it.

Vid Nostalgia: (And duh! I just noticed that this first vid puts everything in chronological order!)


(I forgot that Ben was pretty bad ass. Isn't Abrams making a pilot of with the actor who was Ben and the actor who was Locke where they're both ex-Black Ops CIA agents? I want to see this show!)





Oh, and a reunion that did. not. suck.

Read more... )
shipperx: (LOST - Woohoo)
As conversations go, they meander and somehow or another I found myself thinking of LOST. And, you know what? I don't really care whether or not everything in it made sense. It was a heck of a fun ride that ended on a group hug.

I'll take it.

Vid Nostalgia: (And duh! I just noticed that this first vid puts everything in chronological order!)


(I forgot that Ben was pretty bad ass. Isn't Abrams making a pilot of with the actor who was Ben and the actor who was Locke where they're both ex-Black Ops CIA agents? I want to see this show!)





Oh, and a reunion that did. not. suck.

Read more... )
shipperx: (LOST - Woohoo)
Duuude! Lost is evil. They've released a teaser clip of the Hurley/Ben epilogue for Lost and now I want to see the rest of it... which would mean buying the DVDs. See? Evil. :)

Spoilers )
shipperx: (LOST - Woohoo)
Duuude! Lost is evil. They've released a teaser clip of the Hurley/Ben epilogue for Lost and now I want to see the rest of it... which would mean buying the DVDs. See? Evil. :)

Spoilers )
shipperx: (LOST - Woohoo)
Duuude! Lost is evil. They've released a teaser clip of the Hurley/Ben epilogue for Lost and now I want to see the rest of it... which would mean buying the DVDs. See? Evil. :)

Spoilers )

So Tired

May. 26th, 2010 11:58 pm
shipperx: (Kirk - I meant to do that)
I wanted to write a Lost Thinky-Thoughts post before I forget most of my thoughts. But I'm far too tired and I spent far too much time today trying to figure out trusses.

...and why can't engineers ever build things the same way twice?

Or in the way that I tell them to?

Heh.

So, in lieu of thinking... YouTube!

Being Human


Justified


Vampire Diaries


Being Erica


Lost (Doesn't spoil the Finale )


Juliet and Sawyer (From the Finale)

So Tired

May. 26th, 2010 11:58 pm
shipperx: (Kirk - I meant to do that)
I wanted to write a Lost Thinky-Thoughts post before I forget most of my thoughts. But I'm far too tired and I spent far too much time today trying to figure out trusses.

...and why can't engineers ever build things the same way twice?

Or in the way that I tell them to?

Heh.

So, in lieu of thinking... YouTube!

Being Human


Justified


Vampire Diaries


Being Erica


Lost (Doesn't spoil the Finale )


Juliet and Sawyer (From the Finale)

So Tired

May. 26th, 2010 11:58 pm
shipperx: (Kirk - I meant to do that)
I wanted to write a Lost Thinky-Thoughts post before I forget most of my thoughts. But I'm far too tired and I spent far too much time today trying to figure out trusses.

...and why can't engineers ever build things the same way twice?

Or in the way that I tell them to?

Heh.

So, in lieu of thinking... YouTube!

Being Human


Justified


Vampire Diaries


Being Erica


Lost (Doesn't spoil the Finale )


Juliet and Sawyer (From the Finale)
shipperx: (Fallen From Grace)
Color me highly skeptical of this guy. I remember Fury talking about not knowing and back in Season 1 he was a fairly large chunk of Lost's writing team. Now, i always suspected that the reason Fury left had more to do with his not being on the inner circle/cool team in JJ's world (as he had been in Joss') and far less to do with Lost supposedly flying by the seats of their pants. For one thing, Fury left to go write 24 and if you want to talk a show pulling plot out of their asses 24 is poster-child for that, and they admit it! (which BTW how did its series finale go? I gave up on the show some point last season. Tried again with this season's premiere and went -- nah. Shark's been jumped)... And it wasn't like BtVS was the tightest plotted show either. Joss tended to have a few planned nodes and rarely seemed to have much of an idea how in the hell he was going to link them. I tend to think that trutly Lost was somewhat in the same mode. There were certain points they always intended to reach. There were certain motifs that were planned. And the connective tissue? That varied.

Anyway, for all of those reasons, I have a high degree of skepticism for this poster and his claim to have been on the writing team. That said, I like his theories of Lost and what it all meant. Anyway, link and look for the poster tgreg99.
shipperx: (Fallen From Grace)
Color me highly skeptical of this guy. I remember Fury talking about not knowing and back in Season 1 he was a fairly large chunk of Lost's writing team. Now, i always suspected that the reason Fury left had more to do with his not being on the inner circle/cool team in JJ's world (as he had been in Joss') and far less to do with Lost supposedly flying by the seats of their pants. For one thing, Fury left to go write 24 and if you want to talk a show pulling plot out of their asses 24 is poster-child for that, and they admit it! (which BTW how did its series finale go? I gave up on the show some point last season. Tried again with this season's premiere and went -- nah. Shark's been jumped)... And it wasn't like BtVS was the tightest plotted show either. Joss tended to have a few planned nodes and rarely seemed to have much of an idea how in the hell he was going to link them. I tend to think that trutly Lost was somewhat in the same mode. There were certain points they always intended to reach. There were certain motifs that were planned. And the connective tissue? That varied.

Anyway, for all of those reasons, I have a high degree of skepticism for this poster and his claim to have been on the writing team. That said, I like his theories of Lost and what it all meant. Anyway, link and look for the poster tgreg99.
shipperx: (Fallen From Grace)
Color me highly skeptical of this guy. I remember Fury talking about not knowing and back in Season 1 he was a fairly large chunk of Lost's writing team. Now, i always suspected that the reason Fury left had more to do with his not being on the inner circle/cool team in JJ's world (as he had been in Joss') and far less to do with Lost supposedly flying by the seats of their pants. For one thing, Fury left to go write 24 and if you want to talk a show pulling plot out of their asses 24 is poster-child for that, and they admit it! (which BTW how did its series finale go? I gave up on the show some point last season. Tried again with this season's premiere and went -- nah. Shark's been jumped)... And it wasn't like BtVS was the tightest plotted show either. Joss tended to have a few planned nodes and rarely seemed to have much of an idea how in the hell he was going to link them. I tend to think that trutly Lost was somewhat in the same mode. There were certain points they always intended to reach. There were certain motifs that were planned. And the connective tissue? That varied.

Anyway, for all of those reasons, I have a high degree of skepticism for this poster and his claim to have been on the writing team. That said, I like his theories of Lost and what it all meant. Anyway, link and look for the poster tgreg99.

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