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A teeny bit more BH glee

OH MY GOD YOU GUYS, apparently there is a deleted scene on the DVDs referred to as "Happy Annie-versary," and the boys are giving her a homemade card with a big red magic-marker heart on the front of it.

Mitchell can yammer on about those rounded-up hundred years all he wants. They are both NINE.

These people should be completely ridiculous, and instead they are utterly awesome.

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darkmagess
Jan. 30th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Well, they ARE also completely ridiculous.

I love George so much. I love that he's dorky and whiny and prim.
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
Well, yeah. But I meant they should be completely ridiculous in a way that makes them impossible to watch. And it's the total opposite.

I love that George is dorky and whiny and prim. I love that Mitchell is still a scrawny little nobody in his own head. I love that Annie feels everything so much, like it's all new, because it really is.

Love each of them as pie. Love the three of them together beyond the telling of it. Love that they each have HUGE flaws and do appallingly stupid things, but scrape through it because they have each other. Love that they're only beginning to understand how powerful each of them can be.

My other supernatural shows have wonderful character stuff and relationships and such, but they're forever getting knocked for a loop by Huge Apocalyptic Badness. And I love that and all, but right now it's just such a delight to have one where it's just all about building and keeping their weird little cozy corner of the world.

Even stopping Herrick -- his plan was stupid and shortsighted and doomed to failure, but could have given rise to a fair chunk of chaos before burning out. But it wasn't the Buffy-type sacrifice of "I have to do this or everyone will die." It was wholly and entirely "I have to do this or these particular people who mean everything to me will die." And it occupies its own particular place because of that.
darkmagess
Jan. 30th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Yes. Exactly this. It's about them as people, not about their world. It doesn't give a crap, really, about the world except in how it affects their ability to pay the rent.

There's something very British about that. I don't know. US TV wouldn't make this show. It's outside the parameters. It's not about a Monster of the Week. It's just... drama.

I dread the US version because of this. Because I think they're not going to realize what it is that makes the show work and feel the need to make it like Buffy or Vampire Diaries or something else people already know how to deal with.
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
I'm sticking my fingers in my metaphorical ears and going "LA-LA-LA-LAAAA!" until there is an actual physical US version on my TV. Deals fall through. And even if/when there is, I have little doubt it will die a quick and merciful death, and we can go back to happily watching the real one.

(I'm not even going to comment on the obnoxiousness of such a thing being proposed after they brought the British stars to SDCC.)
darkmagess
Jan. 30th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
We love you sooooo much, we're going to replace you entirely! :D

Season 2, ep 3 has a great George and Mitchell manly-anger moment. I want to squeeze them both.
studiesinlight
Jan. 30th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
>"These people should be completely ridiculous, and instead they are utterly awesome."

Golly, what other shows do we know that can be described with that line? ;-)

Wait until you get to the season finale...

I can't wait until I get home and can follow that link you've posted!
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
Golly, what other shows do we know that can be described with that line? ;-)

If it's a favorite of mine, it probably applies. But seriously! NINE, I tell you!

We finished Wednesday night. And then I watched the season finale again last night. Mostly to see Annie storm in and the liberate the larder, though of course it was all just so awesome from top to bottom.
studiesinlight
Jan. 30th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
>"NINE, I tell you!"

I can't get to the thing you linked as "They are both NINE." Ah, well. I'll take it as read. :-)

>"Mostly to see Annie storm in and the liberate the larder, though of course it was all just so awesome from top to bottom."

I must get my copy back from the person who borrowed it! :-)

Among all the lovely things in the season finale, one of my favorites is George's Magen David necklace repelling a vampire! I've never seen that in a vampire TV show or movie! Fanfic, yes. Canon, no. And they made it explicit canon that the effect is from George's faith and intention, not from the inanimate object! I am still so excited about that, and it's been half a year since I saw the episode, and no one was available to discuss it at the time.

Being Human's tiny first season touched, impressed and pleased me more than any TV show since Young Blades's scant thirteen episodes -- and I freely admit that BH is objectively overall better than YB, though in specifics they're too different to compare.
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
Huh. Now I can't either. It was just the big version of one of the screencaps on the page linked earlier, with the card and the pair of them looking particularly goofy.

The only other example I can think of (which you probably also remember, since it's neither TV nor movie) is the X-Men's first encounter with Dracula -- infected Ororo flinched when the light caught Kitty's necklace. And Kitty's thought bubble also described it as silver. I've always wondered why they felt the need to add the extra layer of myth there.

And they made it explicit canon that the effect is from George's faith and intention, not from the inanimate object!

I love the intention part particularly -- that George's faith threatens other vampires but not Mitchell, even before George knows why.

I'm so glad I finally got around to watching it. And that I was able to barrel right through it when I did, even though that called for being hideously ill. *wry g*
maidm
Jan. 30th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
I LOVE that show. All the Mitchell-related vampire angst is balanced out by how AWESOMELY ADORABLE AND DORKY they all are. Mitchell and George's spaz about The Real Hustle getting bumped? CLASSIC!
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
That doesn't sound familiar, and I shall look forward to it in series 2. Unless I just missed it?

But yes. Adorable and dorky and awesome.
therealjae
Jan. 30th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
'BH' is the German word for 'bra'. *g*

-J
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
*snerk* And my immediate response to that is "Okay, so George is blushing furiously, and Mitchell is snickering behind his hand because he no doubt already knew that. And is twelve." Staying away from lingerie topics as regards Annie since she was essentially murdered over a lace thong.

Edited at 2010-01-30 02:25 pm (UTC)
sabaceanbabe
Jan. 30th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
I'm here by way of lyssie (apparently between the two of us, we're making her want to watch Being Human \o/) and thank you so much for the screencaps of Happy Annie-versary. I wondered where all the George/Mitchell heart icons came from. :P

I can't believe how hard I've fallen for this show. I generally struggle to get 500 words of fic written in a day, and these awesome characters pushed two 1,800 word fics out of me in like, two days!
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yay new people! (Though I think we've chatted in passing in other folks' comments.) I honestly don't know whether it will hit lyssie's buttons or not, but I hope so. Just so much fun.

I found the screencaps site when looking for an excited-Annie shot for this icon. All the promo shots are so angsty and serious!

I don't have a fic itch, but I'm going to be committing massive meta any time now. *g* Also got hit with a vid idea while driving back from an audition today, and I haven't made a vid in about eight years.
sabaceanbabe
Jan. 30th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to read your meta. And I have started a Mitchell character-study vid, and have plans for character-study vids for both George and Annie.

Mind if I friend you? :)
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Since the only reason I hadn't already friended you was that I still had comments to reply to on this page? Not a bit! :-D

Of all things, my vid idea is for Lauren. Mind you, I have no idea if/when it will happen, but it's very clear in my head.
sabaceanbabe
Jan. 30th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
I love Lauren, too. When I first watched, I wasn't sure if I should trust her or not, whether she was deliberately working with Herrick or not, but now I know that she was just lost for a bit but loved Mitchell (like we all do).

(Friended. :D)
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
I wasn't sure if I should trust her or not, whether she was deliberately working with Herrick or not, but now I know that she was just lost for a bit but loved Mitchell

No, no, and yes, respectively. Poor kid. Mitchell made two mistakes: recruiting her and letting the others "raise" her. Herrick took full advantage of those mistakes, and Lauren paid the highest price.

I think Mitchell finally gets it when he goes back to them, and sees how they all neglect her while buttering him up within an inch of his unlife.
sabaceanbabe
Jan. 30th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
I think Mitchell finally gets it when he goes back to them, and sees how they all neglect her while buttering him up within an inch of his unlife.

Heh. I think Herrick just liked hugging him. ;)
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Who doesn't? Which, in all seriousness, is relevant to the first meta topic I'm babblng about: the answer to "why me?"
sabaceanbabe
Jan. 30th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
*sits down with popcorn*

Go write it. I'll wait.
wiliqueen
Feb. 2nd, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
So I checked YouTube to see if it was letting things through with the song I want to use ("Cut" by Plumb) intact... and realized I'd completely forgotten that it was used (rather lamely IMHO) on The Vampire Diaries. D'oh!

I'm still going to do it, because it's PERFECT for Lauren. (Even moreso than my original thought, "Opheliac" by Emilie Autumn. The latter would also kick ass, but would be more of a challenge and is also too bloody long and not easily cuttable.) But it irks me that people will think it derivative of something done on a fun but decidedly inferior show. *sigh*
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