May 9th, 2004

little review

Poem for Sunday

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The New York Times on the death of surprise on TV courtesy spoilers. "'Is there a spoiler site on the Internet as ruinous to fan enjoyment as the Fox network's promo department?' Hercules, the pseudonymous TV maven at Ain't It Cool News, argued in an e-mail exchange." Joss Whedon and I disagree strongly on this subject: he thinks surprises are important and vital to people's psyches (man, he sounds almost as pompous as Chris Carter these days) whereas I feel like any story that it so dependent on a twist is cheap genre fare, unless it's something truly extraordinary like The Crying Game which an attentive audience -- and, more to the point, someone deeply invested in the implications of that spoiler -- could have figured out anyway. Take The Sixth Sense for instance; I guessed at the twist based on the subject of the film before I had ever seen it, but knowing in no way diminished my interest and I think lent the story more pathos, in a way.

ashinae and I were interrupted last night in the middle of very important porn. AIM sucks. Just wanted to say.

And, on an unrelated pornish note, has anyone ever read an AU where Janice Lester was accidentally killed in Kirk's body in "Turnabout Intruder" and Kirk was trapped in Lester's body for the rest of his life? I had a discussion last week which made me remember thinking about this a long time ago, and now I can't remember if it was a bunny I had or a story summary I read somewhere! I definitely did not read the fic, and if it exists, I would like to.

Also, someone please tell me there are screen caps and vid clips from last night's Bush/Rumsfeld SNL skit somewhere. And please tell me where.

Happy Mother's Day everyone. My mother is in New York with my sister's children, and my in-laws are here, so I must go!