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TV Thursday – Letter S (Part 1)

Star-Crossed (2014)

About an epic romance between a human girl and an alien boy when he and others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school 10 years after they landed on Earth and were consigned to an internment camp. – IMDb

Source: Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia.

Stargate Atlantis (2004-2009)

An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith. – IMDb

Source: Stargate Wiki.

Source: Stargate Wiki.

Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007)

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates. – IMDb

Source: Stargate Wiki.

Source: Stargate Wiki.

Links: Writing, Feminism, Science Fiction

Source: Wookieepedia.

Source: Wookieepedia.

Links: Writing, Feminism, Science Fiction

The Evil Genius Council: The Beauty (And Craziness) Of Friendship, Creativity And The Internet

One Path art made by Rose B. Fischer.

One Path art made by Rose B. Fischer.

In early 2006, I checked out Stargate SG-1 season 9 because of Ben Browder and Claudia Black being in the show. Not only didn’t I think that I would really enjoy the show (and make sure that I would watch all of it from the start as soon as I could) but I didn’t that I would vid it. I still was in the early stages of using Sony Vegas and had been vidding for less than a year. Long story short, I needed to vid Daniel/Vala as soon as I saw them together on screen. For the first time I tried out some color effects to work with a visualization of point of view. I used to be active on Live Journal back then, so I searched for a Daniel/Vala community and posted the video below:

password: danielvala

I had no idea of what was going to happen, and that’s one of the moments in my life when I see the hand of God. The Internet is a big place and while I’ve met a lot of great people, some have become close friends in the most unexpected timing and fashion. Rose B. Fischer is one of these special persons.

Those who follow both our blogs here on WordPress have probably already remarked the regular insanity and how we tend to forget to speak English and favor the Genius jargon. This is one of the reasons, along with how I talked about our long term collaboration during my recent guest lecture about vidding, that I decided to tell the story of the Evil Genius Council.

We met through this Daniel/Vala video, because she was interested in possibly making icons from it and politely requested permission. I was excited that someone would be willing to do that, so I accepted. From there, we started talking and found out we had more mutual interests and over the years we also introduced each other discover quite a lot of things. We don’t agree about everything, but it never prevented us from lengthy discussions, respectful exchanges and tons of great moments, whether about fictional universes, life, faith, friendship or creative endeavors. (Rose, I’m thinking in the lines of “#lion” right now!)

Icons made by Rose B. Fischer.

Icons made by Rose B. Fischer.

I had the luck to see many great arts Rose made, including from numerous of my videos or gorgeous headers she created for my previous website. We also shared a lot about vidding, and beta-ing each other’s works at times, and Rose was my vidding padawan, who ended making some of my all time favorite videos.

Star Wars is one of the fandom we share, and I will always remember when we expressed dissatisfaction about Anakin/Padme in the prequels and talked about the possibility of Obi Wan/Padme, but that any sort of love triangle was a no go and against who Obi Wan and Padme were. The Evil Genius Council (I admit not exactly remembering when we started to call ourselves this) decided to tackle one of its mad many projects (we will need a few lifetimes just to complete the ones we already thought about): One Path. Yes, we had to rewrite all of the Star Wars movies and more, while making sure we stuck as close as possible to canon.

We came up with so many things during this project, from the great Evil Genius arsenal with special double Palpy frying pans to many other things, hunting down the muses, rolling our eyes at Frying Pan Boy (Anakin), glaring at bunnies, squealing over happy vidding accidents and the love of cookie cutters in Sony Vegas. More often than we expected, One Path definitely looked at us in a very smug way, cackled and made fun of us, but thank God we can eat our helmets and save the cookies for later.

Evil Genius Council art by Rose B. Fischer.

Evil Genius Council art by Rose B. Fischer.

I was very happy when Rose joined WordPress as I enjoy reading her posts and it often gives me more ideas than I need (thank you, sweetie) and I have been given much to think about no matter what with many of her writing. Being able to share on a regular basis through discussions, no matter whether on our blogs or through emails, is something very important to me. The Evil Genius Council is far from done, and good thing we don’t do “scared” anymore, no matter how our muses, bunnies, creations and assorted zoo of doom try to get us there.

The above graphic will still be very much accurate even when we’re old and grey. As the saying in Lethal Weapon goes: “We’re not too old for this shit.” I also believe that the Force will be with us, always. This is why I am  ending this post with a crossover about Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh:

password: boys

Writing Updates + Links: Writing, Social Media, Star Wars, Stargate SG-1, Agent Carter

During this last week, I have been able to make some solid progress in my writing projects and it is a very pleasant feeling. I am still taking things slow and steady because of the lingering burn out, but I feel I am on the right path. My upcoming guest blog post is now sent to the team in charge of the blog on which it will be published. I am curious whether I will need to make edits or changes. I am so excited and honored about this opportunity!

Feeling inspired, I began to work on my Dana Scully book proposal today. I am planning to focus on this project in the upcoming weeks. I’ve already worked on the comparison with other published works on the topic and have set up the table of content. So things are shaping quite well and I’m looking forward to continue writing this book proposal! Having the structure in mind definitely helps a lot!

Photo Credit: Glen Carrie.

Photo Credit: Glen Carrie.

Links: Writing, Social Media, Star Wars, Stargate SG-1, Agent Carter

Sunday Music and Links

Today, I realized that I mentioned music a few times on my blog, and not just when talking about movies, TV and vidding. I had an idea of a music related post for a bit, but I never came around to do so. So today is the day! I even am working through older posts and still have more work to do, to add the new Music category and related tags.

The idea for this selection came from International Women’s Day. My post about Frozen yesterday, and mentioning Let it Go brought the idea back to mind. All the songs posted below are inspirations to me as a woman. I also stayed away from any songs that might have to do with romantic relationship for this specific post. There are only titles that clearly speak about women, and even like that I feel like I am forgetting others. There are many other songs that inspire me a lot of course, and you might see further posts about this.

There are songs in both English and French. Yes, there are more chances I bring up some French music than French movies or TV shows these days!

Ève, lève toi by Julie Pietri. This is one of my earliest memories of music, because my mother had taped a live version of it on TV for me when I was little. This is a beautiful song about Eve and feminism and how important women are and all the possibilities they can seize. It remains a powerful inspiration to me.

I walk alone by Cher. I wouldn’t say that Cher’s latest album is my favorite of hers, but there were still songs that captivated. This one went straight to my soul. I love the lyrics and Cher has been a huge inspiration for me since I was a teenager. In media figures, you could say that Cher and Gillian Anderson are both equally important to me. Just like Julie Pietri’s Ève, lève toi, there is something in the lyrics that remind me so much of Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. which is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read. This book and her ideas resonate in all my work about female characters.

Juanita by Shania Twain. I have vidded it twice already, for Chiana in Farscape and the women in Star Wars. I also like Twain’s She’s not just a pretty face song, from the same album, but Juanita always resonates more in me.

Stand in the rain by Superchick. (Yes I am thinking about One Path and even Vala right now, Rose.)

Let It Go by Demi Lovato. Since I posted Idina Menzel’s version yesterday, I’m sharing Lovato’s today. After having seen the movie, I have a softer spot for Menzel’s though. This song has become extremely inspirational for me, and along with the Throne Room score from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by John Williams and Let Your Light Shine by Bethany Dillon, it might be the song I can listen on repeat for the longest time while writing.

Sa raison d’être by Ensemble. In 1999, many French artists collaborated for this song speaking of a nurse dedicating her life to help patients suffering from H.I.V. It was released on the national H.I.V. awareness day. It speaks of dedication, compassion and celebrating all the little things that can make things progress.

This one’s for the girls by Martina McBride. I always connect this song with Rose’s video for the Stargate SG-1 ladies. (Thank you for finding it again, sweetie!!) Just like Stand in the Rain, I think of Evil Genius conversations when listening to it.

Avalon by Lunatica. Since I first watched The Clone Wars movie in 2008, I always associated the song with Ahsoka, and Star Wars in general. I’m thinking about maybe redoing the song for a second Ahsoka video once I have all the show on DVDs, and not just the movie and the first season. I love the determination and hope that can be felt in this song.

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves by Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox. I love this song and I remember the official video clip (which I couldn’t find for this post) being as amazing as the two legendary singers. This song also inspired my book’s introduction and afterword titles. I thought that this is a perfect way to close this selection.

Links: Movies, Female characters and Religious Purity

Star Wars, Paper Ideas, Links, More Writing And TV To Watch

I can’t even begin to express all the emotions Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions brought out of me. It went beyond everything I had expected for this final season. I love how they tapped into the Star Wars mythology on such a deep level. There were so many feelings. I am so grateful to the whole team of talented people who worked on this. It was Star Wars at its best and it made me want to rewatch all of the previous seasons (+ the movie). I also realized I never rewatched Episode III: Revenge of the Sith since watching The Clone Wars. I am already dreading the day because I believe that I’ll cry even more (knowing I could barely stand after the first time I saw Episode III on the big screen).

There are so many things I want to write about in future papers about The Clone Wars within the Star Wars universe. I already landed a new paper idea, thanks to Rose who fed my muses (Star Wars and My Little Pony Friendship is Magic cross study angle, knowing I already have an idea for a comparative analysis between some aspects of The Lion King and Star Wars).

Speaking of writing, I have started the afterword for my book Women in Science Fiction Television today and did 1,400 words out of the 2,000 planned. I’ve already mentioned other shows I didn’t study in the actual chapters in it and I can’t help wanting to make a series and not just a one shot book. Time will tell, of course.

While looking up a random detail about the Stargate franchise for the Afterword, I suddenly wanted to try Stargate Universe out. I love Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, but I had always refused to watch Universe, because of all the mess that surrounded the production and then how Atlantis got cancelled. I liked a few of the cast members, and since the original Universe airing, I got to know even more of them. And now I want to try the show out. I am the first surprised! Oh well, that only means two seasons to check out (in case I like it).

I also just found out that executive producer Howard Gordon (The X-Files, 24…) has a new show coming up: Legends. I don’t need more shows on the to watch list, but I am a huge fan of Sean Bean, and of Gordon’s work, so I will have to check it out when it comes on TV this upcoming summer. And it’s labelled as a mini series, so how am I supposed to resist?

Links: Women, Media, Science Fiction and Writing