the plan is to make a quick post in an effort to utilize my lj account and then go on to do the actual work that i've been avoiding for um, three and a half hours. right.
house season three came out on dvd yesterday. i am, as has been stated, a big fan of the show. one of the things i appreciate most is that the show is getting better. so often i find a show that has a great first season and then begins a slow downward spiral into total suckatude. i'm looking at you lost. but the first season of house is great for its potential, for it characters and its ideas. it wasn't until the end of the first season that they were really starting to get thier feet and see where they were going. second season was better and third blew me away.
another one of the things i appreciate about house is that you can tell, especially when you have it on dvd, that they have quality writers who think about the season as a whole instead of as a single episode at a time. every major plot point is there in the first episode of the season. someone was thinking about the cohesive whole and in a media world where the script isn't as important as it used to be, it's brilliant to watch.
wilson on speed is still one of the best moments of the whole season.
i'd also like to comment on my involvement in the fma fandom. i realized the other day and have sort of been processing this since then that i've written a lot for fma. you might think this is sort of self evident, but i've done it all over a pretty broad range of time and kind of without a lot of conscious decision. i mean, i wrote a lot of fanfic in college, it was really the only writing i did in college. but i was all over the fandom map, dabbling in about ten ten different fandoms all at once.
and if you discount elementary jedi, which i do because i wrote it with someone else, and i never would have gone on as long with it if not for my writing partner, i've written more for fma than i have for any other fandom. which is weird because i was so hard core in love with tpm that i lived and breathed star wars for years.
i hardly ever think about e.j. any more when for a while, it was a huge topic of almost daily conversation--building plots, creating characters and storylines, imagining new and creative ways to mess with their lives. part of it i think is that i got all the closure i needed from the star wars fandom with revenge of the sith. it wasn't good, it wasn't what i wanted, but it was really a definitive end. and you can't have the farm boy, the princess and the smuggler who save the universe without the travesty of obi-wan spending the rest of his life alone in the desert.
i certainly don't regret my time with e.j. even though those first couple stories are really, really bad. towards the end there was some really good writing going on, and dear god i loved those characters. we had so much fun doing it, it really showed me that writing with someone else could actually work, that while i'm good on my own, when i work with sainnis
we fill in the holes in each other's style. i love dialog, she loves description. i love plotting, she makes the written word so fucking beautiful sometimes i want to cry. it was a great learning experience and it was hard to walk away from, but we needed to, we needed to funnel our energy into different things.
i honestly never thought i'd be writing fanfic again. i thought i'd put it all behind me. i was hardly reading it anymore either. prisoner of azkaban the movie sucked me back in and then very shortly after, fma took up a parking spot in my brain and seems to be in for the long haul. i don't mind, not really. i'm fond, clearly, of the universe and the characters and i'm cool with them hanging out for a while.