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Today's topic is something that made you think.


-The fact that Aftermath is based on the Tempest. Which other Shakespeare plays, if any, would have made good B7 eps?
-The fact that the worst swear word anyone says in B7 is "damn." Do other swears exist in the Federation?
-The fact that I read Avon, A Terrible Aspect. Why?
-The fact that Blake didn't come back. Why not?
-The fact that Blake has no hair on his chest. Why not?
-The fact that I love Mission to Destiny.
-The fact that the Liberator looks so big compared to the London. Where's the episode that features Avon and Blake getting lost together inside the ship?
-The fact that Avon only got handsomer (YMMV)
-The fact that the fashion statement that aged the best is Servalan's haircut
-The fact that I don't like to see Avon disappointed
-The fact that I don't like to see Avon impregnated
-The fact that Carnell could write an amazing advice column, if he wanted to

I - am a thoughtful guy. I think alotta thoughts; about alotta things.
I think about space and the vastness of it.
I think about cake and how much I love it.
I think about if Wal Mart is good or evil
I think tattoos are cool - on other people.

-Rhett and Link


1. What you wish happened
2. Favourite guest character
3. Your song/fan mix for the show
4. Favourite photo/screenshot
5. An unpopular/cracky opinion you hold
6. Worst decision
7. Best use of a hoary old trope
8. Something that made you happy
9. Something that made you think
10. Something that made you laugh
11. Best series opener
12. Best season finale
13. Which character would you like to go to lunch with?
14. Talk about the music
15. Best scene involving music/dancing
16.Favourite quote(s)
17. Favourite non-romantic OTP
18. Most surprising moment
19. Favourite location
20.Favourite costume/clothing/accessory
21. Favourite character moment
22. Something from your head fanon
23.Best fight
24. Best scene
25. All the pairings you ship
26. Best weapon
27. Most taxing problem
28. Favourite director
29. Best scene involving eating/drinking
30.The coolest thing

Date: 2014-05-12 08:41 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aralias.livejournal.com
ext_23799: (blake)
1. i love rhett and link! i didn't know anyone else knew of them :)

2. The fact that Aftermath is based on the Tempest. Which other Shakespeare plays, if any, would have made good B7 eps?

that is a really weak tempest reference. so much so that you coild pretty much say anything was a reference to a shakespeare play...

but good question.

-The fact that the worst swear word anyone says in B7 is "damn." Do other swears exist in the Federation?

i think people say hell as well... but yes. i don't usually write them using other swear words (i think) except to talk about sex... although it's probably not entirely right that i do this.

-The fact that the Liberator looks so big compared to the London. Where's the episode that features Avon and Blake getting lost together inside the ship?

PUT IT ON THE MEME

-The fact that I don't like to see Avon impregnated

and yet you were the one to write it! almost. i haven't actually seen that many mpreg avon fics. like... two. one was really bad, and the other was really sad and poorly explained. maybe you would like avon mpreg if it wasn't shit ;) although i do think mpreg is creepy. but i also think, as much as you don't like ot see avon disappointed, i love to put avon into terrible situations that make him have too many feelings. so more than anyone else (i have never been tempted before), i am semi tempted...

-The fact that Carnell could write an amazing advice column, if he wanted to

something like this one assumes.

dear carnell,
i desperately want a super weapon that nobody else knows about. please help.
S

dear S,
my advice is to find an incredibly talented scientist with an inferiority complex and then misclassify him as a lower grade than his ability merits. he will then perform above his already considerable ability, produce the weapon you crave, and run away from the authorities - at which point you can pick up the weapon and live happily ever after (unlike everyone else!). if you need more information, please contact me personally. i can definitely help with this. WARNING: if i do not get all the information i need this plan may fail.
carnell.

dear carnell,
i fear that i am in love with a man i thought i hated, who has left me and doesn't seem to be coming back. what should i do?
lonely out in space

dear lonely,
i suggest you find him and tell him how you really feel. unless there's some reason that this isn't a good plan that you haven't told me. if you're still worried, perhaps look back at your previous relationships and see if there is anything you can learn from how they turned out.
good luck!
carnell

Date: 2014-05-12 08:42 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aralias.livejournal.com
ext_23799: (blake)
dear carnell,
what mascara do you use?
jenna s

dear jenna,
it's all natural *wink*
carnell

dear carnell,
i'm worried that my boss is making increasingly irrational and dangerous decisions. i do appreciate that he's trying to do what he thinks is right, and i don't want to leave him, but really - pretending to be a bounty hunter to try and recruit freedom fighters? that's a VERY DANGEROUS scheme. and it's highly irrational! what should i do??
worried of gauda prime

dear deva,
first i'd suggest giving me fewer clues to your identity! though it does help me to answer your question. tell blake to reconsider his scheme ASAP! i sense DEADLY DANGER afoot if he continues down this path. also, tell him to beware of a certain man in black. i fear he is a little too invested at this point.
carnell

--

"See!" Deva said, thrusting the newspaper under Blake's nose. "See, Blake! What did I tell you? This plan will lead to disaster!"

"Puppeteers have been wrong in the past," Blake said. He took the paper from Deva's hand, glanced at it, stared more closely, and sighed. "I'm more worried that you've given away our location to a known associate of the Federation. Are we going to have to move again?"

"Never mind about the move!" Deva said hecticly. He stabbed at the paper with a finger. "Did you see? He used capital letters for deadly danger. Blake, you have to stop this-"

"Deva, he's working for the Federation," Blake said. "He only told you this was an awful plan to make us stop it. Trust me - nothing can go wrong. And besides," Blake said with a smile, "Travis is dead. He should really check his facts before he makes these predictions." He threw the paper back on the table, and went out in search of the girl named Arlen.

Date: 2014-05-12 08:51 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)
That is brilliant. I especially love Avon being mistaken for Travis, because yessss.

Date: 2014-05-12 09:00 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] aralias.livejournal.com
ext_23799: (Default)
:D

Date: 2014-05-12 09:25 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] elviaprose.livejournal.com
:D :D :D

You didn't know I liked Rhett and link? I didn't know you liked Rhett and Link! :D

Noooo. Aftermath is very based on the Tempest. ;D

This advice column is hilarious and wonderful. So many great touches.

if you need more information, please contact me personally. i can definitely help with this.

That's oddly cute.

I don't believe that's all natural, Carnell!

I love that Carnell's advice to Avon is completely sensible and good advice columnist advice, but also specifically applicable to him. And also totally not going to help at all.

All of it is great--great tone, great jokes, and yes, Blake mistaking Avon for Travis was a good idea, I agree :D

Date: 2014-05-13 06:56 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] lost_spook
lost_spook: (s&s - silver shiny)
:lol: Oh, dear, oh, dear.

Date: 2014-05-13 10:20 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] lycoris.livejournal.com
Oh God, that is so wrong and yet so hilariously right. OH BLAKE NO. LISTEN TO DEVA.

Date: 2014-05-12 08:46 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)
The fact that Blake has no hair on his chest. Why not?

It concerns me how much this had continued bothering me over time.

Date: 2014-05-12 09:26 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] elviaprose.livejournal.com
I know! I've wasted way too much time wondering about it. :P

Date: 2014-05-13 07:00 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] lost_spook
lost_spook: (shakespeare)
Also, Blake's 7 is one big lost Shakespeare play anyway. In space. And Blake and Avon are Brutus and Cassius, except not. ;-p There's a lot of Henry V stuff going on sometimes with Blake (leadership and responsibility and who's to blame for the fighting and death and so on.)

(You know the BBC Shakespeare also has Servalan as Mariana in Measure for Measure... so when I watched it I spent a lot of time considering how she was most likely to murder Angelo once she got him home, because obviously she's not going to put up with that kind of crap.)

Date: 2014-05-14 10:59 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] elviaprose.livejournal.com
Blake's 7 is one big lost Shakespeare play anyway. In space

I love this description!

Date: 2014-05-13 01:31 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] unsentimentalf
unsentimentalf: (Default)
The swear words thing drives me batty, because in a society where religion is ancient history I can't help thinking that damn and hell would be long gone!

Date: 2014-05-14 10:59 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] elviaprose.livejournal.com
At one point Blake also talks explicitly about going to hell, I think. I agree, it's a bit strange.

Date: 2014-05-13 10:19 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] lycoris.livejournal.com
... I am totally embarrassed that I didn't notice Aftermath was based on The Tempest. I love the Tempest. *sends self to the naughty corner*

I love thinking about why Blake didn't come back. I think there's so many reasons that it could have been ... I've never quite decided why yet (haven't listened to the Big Finish version yet. It waits!)

Mission to Destiny is great! It's so much fun and I love a good murder mystery and Avon's really cool in it - it's just great. Not the most Blake's 7y of Blake's 7 episodes but great.

Avon absolutely only got handsomer, he is at his most gorgeous in Season 4 (although I think part of that is that they have learned how to shoot him by then, the make up has changed a lot)

I have not found much Avon mpreg. And do not want to particularly!

Hmmm. Dear Carnell, I want to reconnect with an old friend I haven't seen for a few years. I am a little anxious that we might have both changed since them. Do you think the best thing to do would be to kidnap one of his friends, tell that friend I intend to sell them all as slaves or something like that and then let things play out?

Date: 2014-05-14 11:04 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] elviaprose.livejournal.com
Thank you for your reply, here and everywhere else! It was so fun to get this sudden shower of LJ comments :D

We seem to be thinking along the same lines! I also haven't heard that audio yet. Not sure I will...I'm generally not that much of an audio person. Paracanon is usually less fun to me than straight up fanfic, although I really like several of these BFAs (the Avon & Tarrant one and False Positive, particularly, although "Kerr" gave me some fun new Avon backstory to play with)

Date: 2014-05-18 02:09 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] mithen.livejournal.com
-The fact that I read Avon, A Terrible Aspect. Why?

I not only read it, I own it. I look at it now and then and roll my eyes and laugh. My husband and I discuss the specifics of the double bladed serrated knife quite often. Evil effeminate albinos, not so much.

WHAT WAS DARROW THINKING?

Date: 2014-05-19 02:51 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] elviaprose.livejournal.com
I really, truly don't know! I got mine from the library--at some point, I might have to buy a copy!

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