byslantedlight: (Books-RIP2016 (AbigailLarson))
My last post for the Readers in Peril 2015 reading challenge - with added screen challenge... *g* I had planned to watch 30 Days of Night tonight, which a friend gave me years ago, cos it's vampires in Alaska, but there was Doctor Who, and it got late, and there were noises outside (late girls with horses, it turned out, not a halloween special *g*), so... I didn't. But over the last few weeks I have rewatched Apparitions with our Martin Shaw.

Eeeeh - it's a bit spooky, innit! *g* I think what makes it so atmospheric and have such an impact is that even though it's clearly just tv drama, it doesn't begin to address the audience, or do that fourth wall thing even in a polite indirect way. It doesn't in any way say well, if you believe then... or we know you're out there, it's okay you can tell this isn't real cos.... It unapologetically, unremittingly believes in demons, and shows us that they're out there, and what they can do... and that's what actually makes it more scary, I think, than other shows of the genre. Things like X-Files and Sea of Souls give you a get-out clause for when things get too creepy - Apparitions just does not - you're there for the ride the whole way...
The thing is, there is something rather Doyle about Father Jacob, and there's a hugely intriguing moment - blink and you'll miss it - in the penultimate episode when someone asks him about his blameless, innocent past, and he looks sharply away, and we just know there's something... If nothing else, how in the world does a Catholic priest know how to use a gun so comfortably...? *g*

So here's a few of my favourite Pros/Apparitions crossovers. I could have sworn there was one by Angelfish too, but for the life of me I can't find it, so maybe I'm misremembering and it involves no more than a church...
Decrescendo by [livejournal.com profile] erushi
Allies by [livejournal.com profile] castalia
Christmas Wish from Father Jacob (a bit lighter!) by [livejournal.com profile] minori_k

All the Perils... )

So overall I don't think I've done too badly with the challenge - not nearly as much as I meant to read, thanks to being distracted by Antonia Forest, and even my short stories I hadn't meant to be Pros short stories... *g* But it was fun - it was definitely fun. *g*
byslantedlight: (MS Apparitions bw (shooting2kill))
Well now, here's a thing... *g* So I'm with [livejournal.com profile] greengerbil who has not only recorded Apparitions on her clever-telly-thingie, but she's not watched it yet, and here I am with my laptop, and... so I thought it might be kind of interesting to have a go at doing a ProsWatch style commentary for it...

So here it is...*g* )
byslantedlight: (MS Apparitions bw (shooting2kill))
Well now, here's a thing... *g* So I'm with [livejournal.com profile] greengerbil who has not only recorded Apparitions on her clever-telly-thingie, but she's not watched it yet, and here I am with my laptop, and... so I thought it might be kind of interesting to have a go at doing a ProsWatch style commentary for it...

So here it is...*g* )
byslantedlight: (MS Apparitions bw (shooting2kill))
...am all of a something thinking about what's coming up next week now... just... gosh...

Just in case I slip into spoilers )
byslantedlight: (MS Apparitions bw (shooting2kill))
...am all of a something thinking about what's coming up next week now... just... gosh...

Just in case I slip into spoilers )
byslantedlight: (MS Apparitions bw (shooting2kill))
I'm too sleepy to do this any justice at all, but...

...I liked it. *g* )
byslantedlight: (MS Apparitions bw (shooting2kill))
I'm too sleepy to do this any justice at all, but...

...I liked it. *g* )
byslantedlight: (MS Apparitions)
Squeeeeeee! *g*

It wasn't at all Bonekicker-y... *g* Okay, I knew it wouldn't be really, but... well sometimes you just worry a bit... *g*

I'm sorry I don't have torrents or recordings or anything like that - I have the sort of tv where I balance an aerial on top at the precise precarious angle required to get a picture at all. All I have is happy - and slightly spooked - bounce...

Hopefully no spoilers but squee... )

Oh, I can't think what else to say - talk to me about it?! *vbg*
byslantedlight: (MS Apparitions)
Squeeeeeee! *g*

It wasn't at all Bonekicker-y... *g* Okay, I knew it wouldn't be really, but... well sometimes you just worry a bit... *g*

I'm sorry I don't have torrents or recordings or anything like that - I have the sort of tv where I balance an aerial on top at the precise precarious angle required to get a picture at all. All I have is happy - and slightly spooked - bounce...

Hopefully no spoilers but squee... )

Oh, I can't think what else to say - talk to me about it?! *vbg*
byslantedlight: (JJD Miss You Bodie (crimson37))
It's nearly time, it's nearly time!

Now we're nearly there I'm all nervous. What if it's another Bonekickers?! It can't be another Bonekickers, right?

Apparitioooooooooooooooooooons! *g*

*stares at watch and tv at the same time...*
byslantedlight: (JJD Miss You Bodie (crimson37))
It's nearly time, it's nearly time!

Now we're nearly there I'm all nervous. What if it's another Bonekickers?! It can't be another Bonekickers, right?

Apparitioooooooooooooooooooons! *g*

*stares at watch and tv at the same time...*

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