1. So, basically, here's the thing about the Horatio Hornblower Mutiny/Retribution series:
Captain Sawyer breaks my heart. Now, I understand that he's 'the villain' or whatever, but he's just an incredibly sad, angry, crazy man, and he is acted to perfection , and the whole issue with him is very cleverly manipulated so that the audience feels the same way that Horatio does toward him, roughly. First we have exasperated resentment and fury, and then growing unease and frustration, and then pity and empathy and toward the end he's even been redeemed to the extent that I find myself admiring him.
The battle scenes where he is just clearly a sad child are just some of the most incredibly poignant I've seen.
But here's the other thing: Hobbs? Loves him. Really, truly, loves him. The intimacy of his relationship with Sawyer is just -- whoa, man. *Whoa*.
It actually makes me feel a little weird, in that while Horatio/Archie or Horatio/Bush (yes, lifeinwords I kind of see that, too now...) are all readily apparent, Hobbs/Sawyer is basically canon. And yet, for reasons I have yet to discern, there seems to be ...no Hobbs fic? I'm new to the fandom, so there may be reams I just don't know about. But I'm just sayin'.
There is back story there like nobody's business. For real.
2. And here's the thing about Martha Kent: she makes me so sad . For whatever reason lately when I think of her, I think of American Beauty and find myself saying "Poor Martha", but there's no real indication that she's unhappy, per se. It may just all be a function of my on going Kent-related issues.
Also, I really don't dislike Lana....or Lexana, but for whatever reason it feels to me like Lexana only really works in my head in terms of the summer post-apparent-Chloe death and Clark being consumed by the cave vagina.
3. Sam and Josh are like the bitchier big brothers of Dan and Casey, though both Dan and Casey can on occasion be bitchy.
Also: would anything in the world be funnier than Sports Night fic written in Faulknerian style?
I think not. (I may be in the minority on this one).
4. Darla=Lindsey, just...blonde. And with girlparts. And a vampire. But other than that. Yes.
5. Things I covet:
The song Wild by Poe, and either a Faith icon or a Darla icon. I do so love those girls...*smiles happily* Also, warmer socks.