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by lizardcub
Feb 5th 2009, 6:23 pm
Forum: Books and Stories
Topic: Books inspired by MSCL
Replies: 2
Views: 2440

Re: Books inspired by MSCL

Oh hee, I forgot about that! I remember a lot in Freaks and Geeks, too, although I'm blanking on specifics.
by lizardcub
Feb 5th 2009, 1:10 pm
Forum: Books and Stories
Topic: Books inspired by MSCL
Replies: 2
Views: 2440

Books inspired by MSCL

Hi all, I've recently started Underage Reading, a blog about children's and young adult lit, with my longtime best friend and fellow MSCL-lover Emily. And today, inspired by Judy Blundell's What I Saw and How I Lied , we started a new series, "Shades of MSCL." Basically we're chronicling the obvious...
by lizardcub
Nov 29th 2007, 10:45 pm
Forum: Once and Again
Topic: Once and Again DVD release
Replies: 12
Views: 7386

Re: Once and Again DVD release

Oh, wow. I haven't bought ANY of the seasons yet but was planning to ask my parents as my Xmas present (I already bought myself the MSCL DVDs... both editions, as they were released). If they did a package deal on all three seasons of O&A, I'd be thrilled.
by lizardcub
Nov 29th 2007, 10:39 pm
Forum: "My So-Called Life" Books
Topic: New book of essays on MSCL!
Replies: 9
Views: 8858

Re: New book of essays on MSCL!

Anyone else reading this? I ordered it, but it hasn't come yet -- Christmas break reading, I suppose. I'd be curious to hear everyone else's thoughts. (I did just read an old article by Michele Byers on MSCL that gave me some pause about the book -- it was VERY academic and I wished there was more t...
by lizardcub
Nov 29th 2007, 1:54 pm
Forum: MSCL References In The Media
Topic: MSCL review in Socialist Worker
Replies: 0
Views: 1093

MSCL review in Socialist Worker

Here's a review of MSCL I wrote for Socialist Worker (U.S.) newspaper:
http://www.socialistworker.org/2007-2/6 ... lled.shtml

Comments welcome on the analysis! I always love talking about the show.
by lizardcub
Nov 19th 2007, 2:37 pm
Forum: quarterlife
Topic: NBC officially picks up "quarterlife" - airdate: spring 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 10813

Re: NBC officially picks up "quarterlife" - airdate: spring 2008

I have to say, I don't buy Herskovitz's argument here AT ALL. In any strike, scabs start being offered better deals -- things they would never be offered outside of the context of other workers refusing to work and the company being desperate to hire someone, to keep production going, and to break t...
by lizardcub
Nov 18th 2007, 7:28 pm
Forum: quarterlife
Topic: NBC officially picks up "quarterlife" - airdate: spring 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 10813

Re: NBC officially picks up "quarterlife" - airdate: spring 2008

So in other words, Herzkowitz and Zwick are now officially scabs. They'll rail on the networks for not supporting writers or giving them enough creative control, but then they sign a deal for themselves at precisely the moment when it undermines other writers -- who, on the whole, are displaying imm...
by lizardcub
Jan 18th 2004, 2:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: AnotherUniverse 2002 DVD Customer Forum
Topic: AU Bonus Materials Discussion (**OFFICIAL THREAD**)
Replies: 290
Views: 78619

Add another for New York. I received mine in mid-November, I believe. (Is there a thread for discussing the bonus disk? Sorry to further sadden those who haven't received theirs yet--Another Universe is so evil--but I was interested in some of the things I learned from Winnie in the interview.)
by lizardcub
Sep 2nd 2003, 10:26 am
Forum: FanFiction
Topic: Avoiding "Look, I've seen the show!" Syndrome
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

_MackTuesday_, thanks, that was helpful. Re: the "there is no small talk." I've read this many times, and I agree in theory. But then I watch actual MSCL episodes and I'm struck by how much it seems like we're watching my actual friends and family interact, and I think, how do I do that solely with ...
by lizardcub
Aug 7th 2003, 11:28 am
Forum: The Show
Topic: a genre show?
Replies: 1
Views: 935

a genre show?

Something I've been mulling over while writing my first fan fic: Is MSCL a straight drama, or a genre show? How much does it conform to or actively subvert elements of genres like the teen drama?
by lizardcub
Jul 5th 2003, 6:36 pm
Forum: FanFiction
Topic: Avoiding "Look, I've seen the show!" Syndrome
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

Avoiding "Look, I've seen the show!" Syndrome

One problem I've encountered in writing my first fan fic is distinguishing between actual continuity that develops organically out of my scene and things I'm tempted to put in just because they refer back to something in an actual episode. I want my fan fic to be something that could pass for an act...
by lizardcub
Jun 22nd 2003, 12:07 am
Forum: FanFiction
Topic: mscl goes on book
Replies: 20
Views: 10529

As for the most unlikely pairing ever, I'm not sure where you're going with that. I've seen some pretty unlikely pairings in fanfics and they have worked. If Brian is involved, I think a strong case could be made for him to be involved with any of the girls; even Danielle, but that would have to be...
by lizardcub
Jun 19th 2003, 1:03 am
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 15: So-Called Angels
Replies: 47
Views: 24158

lifelike , I could totally fanwank that the girl's not really an Angel, Patty's hallucinating, whatever, were it not for that damn wing scene at the end. It's not from any character's perspective, so I can only think of it as the objective truth. And that's why, as much as I love love love a great ...
by lizardcub
Jun 17th 2003, 1:15 am
Forum: Devon Gummersall
Topic: Devon Gummersall in Felicity
Replies: 13
Views: 8840

Devon Gummersall in Felicity

I just rewatched Devon Gummersall's 5 episodes from the first season of Felicity. I hadn't seen them since the original airing. What creeps me out about it is that in some ways, Zack really seems like a sort of plausible college-age Brian to me. But then I have all this cognitive dissonance over the...
by lizardcub
Jun 17th 2003, 1:09 am
Forum: FanFiction
Topic: mscl goes on book
Replies: 20
Views: 10529

I am amazed (every time I think of it) that a book like MSCL...Goes On was ever published. The 'ship Catherine Clark devised is like the textbook example of bad fan fic. Not to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it...but if you think of just about the unlikeliest character pairing imaginable, you g...