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I have a lot of feelings, but only one thought: I'm just in it for the dog.

Anyone who wants to talk spoilery stuff, my comments are open to you, and I'll try to respond in a coherent manner.

Also: I know the dog's the only one who likes me. You have no idea how happy that makes me.

Date: 2013-11-21 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
P.O.I. = Person of Interest?

I was watching it for a while, until Fred showed up on the show and I had to wait to find out what had happened. Except that I never did. I have episodes on the DVR - I hope to watch them some day.

this is not that day.

I like the bespectacled one - Finch. Not all too sure about the rest.

Date: 2013-11-22 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yep, POI is Person of Interest.

Many things are happening with Fred. She's not on as much as the others, but she's a presence. *g*

I've come to like them all. Reese isn't my cup of tea, but I like how downright strange he is; it offsets his conventional good looks.

I don't know if you know, but they have a dog now, Bear. And they also have another operative, Shaw. Recently, she was asked by one of the numbers (a little girl she was guarding), why she did was she did, and Shaw said, "I'm just in it for the dog." In the most recent episode, Fusco told her that nobody liked her but the dog, not realizing that to Shaw, that's the equivalent of being told she's Mom's favorite.

I'm a Shaw&Bear shipper. *g*

Date: 2013-11-23 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So I take it this means you've caught up on POI! Yay!

It's been strange this season so far. Rosemary got into it via the first two seasons and then has not enjoyed this season so far, especially this week with what happened with Carter. The fandom is downright weird -- never been in a fandom with a big het ship before but oh well.

Did you know that when I met Bear he bit me? Or rather, Boker bit me -- by accident. He snapped and chomped my wrist with his big giant mouth, but didn't break the skin at least though I was bruised for days! He's a gorgoues dog and luckily I'm not afraid of dogs but it was hairy there for a minute. He's a new dad again recently too.

Michael Emerson says all his suits are full of dog biscuit crumbs now and that it's hard to film with him because they have to wait til Bear is looking in the right direction, lol. Did you know he tweets and has a FB account too?

Just think of Reese like another version of Roger Lococco...

Date: 2013-11-25 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am caught up on POI! It took a while. *g*

I'm so out of touch, I didn't even know there was a big Carter/Reese contingent. I don't see it at all, if for no other reason, I think Carter's reaction would be, "Please, like my life's not complicated enough!"

I didn't know you'd been up close and personal with Boker! Glad your injuries weren't too bad. I had no idea he had such an online presence.

Pretty much ever since Bear arrived, I've been thinking, "Reese is to Bear as Finch is to Reese." That unwavering loyalty is the same.

I think Reese has a few more screws loose than Roger did, but maybe that's because that on the surface he seems more tightly contained. I don't think it makes him more dangerous, it just makes him more amusing.

Date: 2013-11-25 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't even know there was a big Carter/Reese contingent.

Oh yes, and if I do say so, they are sickening. Even though I'm a confirmed slasher, I am capable of seeing het attraction when it's actually there. Grey's Anatomy, General Hospital, other shows, but not between C and R. I just know they are (were) so gloating that their view of the pilot "came true" in The Crossing. Ugh. And they are MEAN fans too. A vocal number of them quite astonishingly will tell you that you are racist if you don't ship Carter with Reese and even though you say you wouldn't see it even if she was white and that if Finch was black you'd still ship Finch and Reese, that doesn't make a dent. And of course, there is noting "canonical" to show that either F or R are "gay" -- right. I think they never heard of subtext, seriously. And once they know you're a slasher, they will go out of their way to disagree with anything and everything else you say about the show, regardless if it's about the slashiness or not. I'm serious. And for a large majority of them, Carter is THE main character, the only reason to watch the show and the mythology, the Machine, even the numbers are boooring. Hand to god. I mean, sure, she's a role model for a lot of young African American viewers, but they seem to think that Finch doesn't even exist or realize that the show has, you know, a plot outside Carter's being a detective.

Did you look at my pic with Boker? He's so cute! And so big compared to my dogs, lol.

Have you read any fics? Have you read any of mine? Please, please?!
Bear Knows Best ( is a good one for you to start with.
Edited Date: 2013-11-25 08:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-11-24 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like this show but as you well know I only marathon seasons on dvd. This means I am behind everyone else re: PoI discussion. I can discuss thru second season only, which I just finished last month. However, I'm not a spoiler-phobe. My memory sucks so if people talk about spoilery things it does not ruin my viewing because by this time next year I won't recall what you all have been talking about! This means I can still participate in the discussion! Right? Please?

I don't know who Fred is. But I can say I am NOT a Shaw fan. She bores me to tears (I'm riffing off second season only.)

I am a Reese fan because for me Jim Caviezel can do no wrong even if I don't like and will never see his most famous movie. But I adore him ever since The Count of Monte Cristo, one of my favorites. I also recently saw, in the theatre, Escape Plan, and he was just awfully lovely (awfully because he was the villain.)

I ship Reese/Finch with Bear as their adopted child.

Date: 2013-11-25 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know who Fred is.

Pardon my butting in -- "Fred" is the name of the character Amy Acker (Root) played on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And I only know that because when others in the fandom first saw her on POI, they referred to her Buffy character.

I'll never see Passion of the Christ, either. But the first thing, and indeed the only thing, I'd seen Jim C in before POI was Count of Monte Cristo. Wonderful -- he's gorgeous, loving, sword fighting and gets to be tortured too! What else could we want? Missed Escape Plan in the theaters -- my son tried to take me last weekend, finally having the time, but it had left the theater. Now we're waiting to see if it comes to the dollar (now $3) theatre here.

Date: 2013-11-26 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have probably said this before, but in Count of Monte Cristo, I don't think I can breathe when Jim C. is on screen. Which basically means I don't breathe throughout the entire 2 hours.

Date: 2013-11-26 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wrote a response, which LJ ate, so to teach it a lesson, I logged off and did other things! And pouted! *g*

April's right about Fred (except she was on "Angel." *g*)

Of course you're free to join in the discussion! You're always welcome!

I came in predisposed to like Shaw because I liked the actress so much on "Life." (Except I keep not being able to remember her name is Shaw because it was Reese on "Life," so first I think of her as Reese, then I think, no, she's not Reese...and then I just get lost. But what else is new?

She's a more active participant this season, and she's become quite attached to Bear. Bear seems to like her OK, but he moves to Reese as soon as he shows up, and it's pretty hilarious the way Reese will smirk at her like, "My dog," while she scowls at him. I honestly believe a real falling out between them would have to be about Bear for her to be emotionally invested.

I like Reese because he's so off-kilter. I like my characters a little strange.

In completely OT news: yesterday I made a major breakthrough in a plot point on The Neverending Mirror Story, wrote the necessary scene, and am now in the home stretch. I'm singing "I'll Be Home For Christmas," because it's entirely possible!

Date: 2013-11-26 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You go, girl! Teach LJ a lesson! Damn them all to hell!

Somehow I had a braincloud where Angel is concerned. Perhaps because I came into Buffy very late and became an instant Spike/Buffy believer. Going back and watching early seasons irritated me because they weren't as well written and Angel was blah compared to Spike. So I never watched Angel. Before you hate me, please note: some of my besties are "Angel-forever." However, this explains the Fred reference being lost on me.

Also, the Shaw-Reese ref. Thanks for explaining because I have seen "Life" and really liked it. But sorry folks I do NOT remember her. I'm absolutely terrible with face recognition.

I, too, love off-kilter characters...a little mad, a little dark. (There was coercion involved for me to like Roger Lococco, tho, but the coercion worked. Put me in a closet and force me to watch Kevin Costner's Robin Hood or anything Hobbit-related and I will shout to the world: YES I LOVE ROGER LOCOCCO FOREVER!!!)

I want to start from the beginning rereading your mirror story. But I want you to finish first. Besides, I've lost all the links to it now, so we need to start me over with chapter one. I will be singing "I'll be THERE for Christmas!" And a wonderful Christmas present it will be, like my own private "Yuletide".


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