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Sister, randomly walking into my room: Imagine Xena in the French Revolution.

Perhaps the more pressing issues are: Would the Sans-culottes outfit clash with Gabrielle's BSGB*? Why, oh why, is an SM radio station playing Enrique Iglesias? Does 'Kill Them All' truly express both the philosophy of evil!Xena and that of the Terror? And finally, why does it not surprise me that Xena (well, Xena characters) have already been in an episode set during the French Revolution?

Lady Marie: “Hey, come here. Come here. Francois.”
Jean-Pierre: “So-- what are we going to call ourselves?”
Rob: “What about, uh-- robber hoods? We rob back from the rich and give to the poor-- huh?”
Francois: “It is too English.”
Jean-Pierre: “Oh! I know! Hey, uh! How about-- the powerful rangers?!”
Francois: “No. Aw-- this is it! This is it! Now! Imagine a banner-- our portraits shown in profile-- gothic block letters across the top. And it say?! The four muskrats! Muskrats! What?! Why?! What?! What?! Why?! It’s cute! It’s cute like a fox! It’s furry! It’s friendly!"

Maybe some things really are best left to the imagination.
*Bilious green sports bra
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I dreamt that I was watching a game show where the host went through a list of murderers and what they did, and brought them on stage with him to talk about their actions. I was watching the show with my parents and a case was introduced where five children were killed with injections of some sort of poison and disposed of with something involving a kitchen and plastic bags. We were watching and suddently the phone rang and it was for me. I was told they were my classmates and I had killed them. In the dream I had no recollection of this but believed it to be true. I don't think I have ever felt as aghast or guilty as I did in the aftermath.

After I woke up this led me to think that if this is how Xena felt constantly after starting to fight for the greater good, it was a lot of guilt to live with. No wonder she could never go back fully to Ares. No wonder she didn't think Gabrielle could possibly want to befriend her in the first episode. No wonder she had such a hard time killing Callisto, even after knowing that it would cause her a lot of anguish: "Let me answer your question about what I'd do if you let me go. You let me go, and I'll dedicate my life to killing everything you love. Your friends, your family, your reputation - even your horse." It's appropriate that the first episode is called 'Sins of the Past'.

Xena: [wipes some dust off a coffin] … "You always did have trouble keeping your face clean. Since you've been gone, I've kind of lost my way. Now I've found it. I thought I could start over. But no, they don't trust me … not even mother. I can't blame her. She can't see into my heart. But, I've got to believe that you can, and I wish you were here. It's hard to be alone."
Gabrielle: "You're not alone."

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Jan. 2nd, 2006 12:28 pm
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2: Sinfest
1: Good Omens
4: wolves
2: k.d. lang
14: random art pieces
3: Xena
Do I dare to eat a peach? )
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I was watching Chasing Amy and generally enjoying the 90s New York romantic comedy feel of it when suddenly they mentioned Meow Mix and I just froze. And paused the movie. And yelled something out. It was the same Meow Mix bar that I found out about in my freshman year of high school. The bar I always planned on going to once I was of legal drinking age.

It summed up my entire freshman year: my despair that Xena ended in 2001, my trying to come to terms with not being straight, a desire to escape and a growing love for New York. I idolized it so much. I read online about the Xena nights they used to have, all the ladies dressed in costume on Fridays and clustered around the TVs, cheering and yelling together.

Meow Mix has been closed for some time now and I wish I had been born just three or four years earlier, that I could have visited this campy Neverland just once. Never having gone there, it acquired a larger-than-life status for me at fourteen. Perhaps it was even until the end.

Actually, I knew about Meow Mix in fifth grade but it didn't mean anything to me then. Lucy Lawless, the actress that played Xena, went as Rizzo on the Broadway production of Grease that year. I couldn't convince my parents to let me go but there were lots of posts on the internet about her stay in New York, including the times she actually visited Meow Mix. She, the star of the show, visited that bar more than once and talked to the fans. She appreciated and acknowledged them. I can't think of any other actors that would do this, or any fandom that would have been so fun and interactive in its glory days. Harry Potter is more active but it doesn't come close. It's the difference between a small, private college where everyone knows each other and a major prestigious university where you're just another student.

Katherine Fugate, who wrote "When Fates Collide" (my *favorite* episode from the show), also attended once along with Alexandra Tydings, the actress who played Aphrodite. It must have been wonderful.

Seeing Chasing Amy, that one clip with her singing there so badly but with unrestrained enthusiasm and passion, makes me more nostalgic for the 90s than anything else.
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1 Batman
1 centaur boy by Nadia Ruscheva
1 Sin City
1 Secret in the Wings
5 Xena (2 Xena/Gabrielle, 1 Bitter Suite, 1 Lucy Lawess, 1 Joxer/Ares)
4 Harry Potter (3 Snotter, 1 Lupin/Black by the Theban Band)
Enclosed please find all of the above. )

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