Jul. 5th, 2010

infinitejest: (ramona flowers has a big hammer)
Day 28 - First TV show obsession

At first, I was sure that my first TV show obsession was My Little Ponies, what with my riot of those heavy plastic darlings and the Flutter Ponies and their underwater kin and the MLP castle and so forth. However, upon reflection, it is the movies that I remember most closely.

The television show that inspired my most fannish behavior the earliest was therefore She-Ra: Princess of Power. Not only did I have quite a few action figures, but I also had a She-Ra outfit comprised of the headdress, vambraces, sword, cape, etc. On the playground and at home, I would regularly play-act original stories in Etheria.

Curiously enough, and in spite of my outfit, I would most often cast myself as Catra or Shadow Weaver, although we were usually doing delightfully Bad Girl things independent of the Horde.

Ahem. Before She-Ra, I also had imaginative adventures with He-Man's crew and, if I adopted the identity of a character there, it was either Teela or the Sorceress (although in my games, the Sorceress was never so closely bound to Castle Greyskull). I also liked to imagine I was a female counterpart to Cringer/Battle Cat who wasn't so scared in everyday life.

So. Yes. That's how I rolled.

Quixote, on the other hand, answers Battlestar Galactica. The original BSG was the closest he could get to Star Wars on television, and he was enamored of the constant and repetitive space dogfights. And human on machine violence. So enamored that he didn't even notice they were using the same shots over and over again to save on their budget. He used to run around and make the Cylon noise and do the little zippy thing over his eyes with his fingers, pretending that he was in fact an insidious Cylon searching for humans to annihilate by the command of the Imperious Leader. He also had the lunchbox.

Yeah, that definitely sounds like a wee husband of mine.

30 Days of TV: The List )
infinitejest: (doctor who: madman eleven)
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession

Quixote and I share an answer on this one: Doctor Who.

I don't have near enough memorabilia to my liking, but I expect that'll be remedied in time. Right now, I have my iPhone kitted out DW-style, with TARDIS wallpaper and Nine's theme as my ringtone. I wanted to make the TARDIS landing sound my text-receipt signal, but the iPhone apparently won't let you change that (at least not in the same manner as the ringtones). I'm also plotting to get a blue police box-skin and a clear case to complete the conceit. ;)

Quixote and I are rewatching the series now, starting with the excellent Mr. Hartnell and going on. This is quite an undertaking, plagued with horrendous trials such as missing episodes. But we mean to triumph as much as possible!

I should also append here that my secondary obsession is currently The Big Bang Theory: I only began watching the show in March, but I already own S1 on DVD, have hunted down and watched the original pilot, joined a challenge community for the show, made a ridiculous number of graphics for it, purchased a Lizard-Spock expansion shirt, and even written fanfic (thus breaking a ten-year fanfic dryspell). I've also probably read more Penny/Sheldon fanfic than is strictly healthy, but I don't regret a thing!

Short answer on this, our penultimate 30 Days of TV meme, I know. Thing is, though, that I have to be up at 3:55 AM to work from 4-8, so I'd best be getting some sleep.

30 Days of TV: The List )

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