Aug. 22nd, 2007

eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
OMG The Coming of Shadows you guys. I forget how it feels to watch this episode. It feels like more than forty minutes because the whole thing is so full of stomach-knotting plot and emotional roller coaster.

... I mean! When he! And then when, in the hall, with the wall, and omg the acting, and Quadrant 14, and and "hello old friend" intercut with the mess that is the whole episode, and clutching the book, and ...

Seriously, [livejournal.com profile] graycastle, this is the first moment when you're going to go "..." and "..." and realize that omg, the first season was so worth it. Because. OMG. I mean, there's Chrysalis and there's Babylon Squared and whatever, but Coming of Shadows is the first moment of really B5 being B5.

PS: warn for spoilers if there are any in your comments because I've got a friend who's currently watching unspoiled.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Also, snakes.

Seriously, guys, I don't care how much you're not into fandom, not into Harry Potter, or not into vids, this is kinda the most awesomest thing ever. Or at least the most awesomest thing ... since I watched Coming of Shadows this morning.

Why is this awesome? Because it is a Harry Potter vid. To a Cobra Starship song. Yes. SNAKES ON A PLANE. No. For serious. Harry has had it with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane. And it's not just the basic concept, no, [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny vids it like a serious song. She finds meaning in lyrics like "we've got a free upgrade for snakes on a plane." That has got to be brilliance. There's narrative arc. There's Harry's pathos and trauma! There's a Voldemort verse, there's Draco-as-the-snake verse, there's David Tennant's tongue for "with tongues so reptilian." There's an owl bobbing its head like its dancing! Okay, maybe that last one isn't a good example, but it's still made of awesome.

Harry's motto, I swear to god: Oh, I'm ready for it! / Come on, bring it.

PS: No spoilers for HP 7 in the comments, I still haven't read it. Which is ... kinda weird. Huh.

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