caffienekitty: (musing)
I have some thoughts about the midseason finale of DC's Legends of Tomorrow that I want to post. I saw the episode a while back, but it's taken a while to get my thoughts into words, and they still aren't very coherent words.

SPOILER WARNING: if you have not seen the episode and are avoiding info for it, this contains spoilers up to and including 2.08


SNAAAAAAAART!! \o/

I wasn't expecting anything going into this episode because I don't watch the promos or ads, and had no idea this return was in the works. I saw Wentworth Miller in the credits and literally screamed. I had no idea how much I had missed Snart. (Rick Hunter was a nice surprise too.)

Rory and Snart talking to each other made me realize how their speech patterns were in a sort of sync, and still are despite Snart having been gone for so long. And Rory's "I'll be dead like you" is haunting with the sense of how deeply Mick truly misses his friend and partner in crime.


Now, the theory: I think Snart was not a hallucination. Here's my thinking.

The way Snart died, it likely spread him throughout all time and space. Initially I thought it might be a Clara Oswald sort of thing where he exists in multiple periods of history, etc. But this occurrence makes me think he's been slowly coalescing. Pulling himself back together across time and space, and becoming a sort of temporal ghost in the interim.

Leonard's not dumb; he'd realize pretty quick after regaining the capacity to realize things that no one he was around was reacting to his presence, and since he knew he was going to die when he died, he'd probably assume he was a regular ghost. Maybe he's been trying to communicate and maybe he's just been sitting back and snarking. Maybe Mick's said something before that seems like he's responding. Not sure. Needs brain.

The thing is, Mick has never moved on from the loss of Leonard. Nothing shows that more than that quiet little 'I'd be dead like you'. He tried to make Ray be Snart-like. Rory carries that Snart-shaped hole with him everywhere. They were each other's best and practically only friends, the only ones they could get close to really trusting for so long. With that level of personal attachment housed on a ship that travels through time, it seems to me Mick Rory would act like a sort of Snart magnet. Gathering up bits of Leonard Snart wherever they land, taking them back into the ship to form a concentration that could begin to manifest as a hallucination or ghost.

Also, Mick was in the hands of the Time Masters for a while, and they made him into Chronos. This probably involved modifications that improved certain temporal senses. I think Mick is Leonard's focal point due to their personal attachment, and that Mick has begun to see/hear/sense him because he is closest to Snart and thanks to the Time Masters' interference, he is now the most sensitive to this sort of thing. Gideon may not be as attuned, or not have the same emotional connection, or it could be that Snart is on her cleared personnel list, so the Snart-like trace that has started appearing on board doesn't ping her radar, and since he has been accreting gradually, not appearing suddenly or entering through any of the Waverider's doors, so any trace Gideon may have detected has been waved off as background noise or minor interference.

So, yeah. That's what I think. As the Waverider travels through time, Mick Rory is acting as a magnet to bring wayward Snart particles/energies/hoody-hoo onto the ship, which have now conglomerated enough to be aware and snark at Mick for turning slowly into a hero.

Or something like that. It'll do for me until the series gets around to bringing Snart back in full. Because they'd better.
caffienekitty: (fidgets)


OH HELL YES.



So. Very. Yes. All the yes. Possibly my new favourite movie of the MCU. I have read some Doctor Strange comics in the past and know a little bit about the characters from playing the late lamented Avengers Alliance iPhone game. This movie. Yes.

Seriously, I'm finding it hard to calm down enough to type. I've been ricocheting around my apartment with glee. SO awesome. If you see it and can handle 3D, go to the 3D version. Benedict Cumberbatch's American accent stopped being weird for me a short way in (he sounded a bit like House at times) and it's like AAAAAAAAAAA!!!! He can be Doctor Strange for as long as RDJ has been Iron Man please. I'll wait a few extra years for more Sherlock if he can do more Doctor Strange, like, right now.

So, yeah. I liked it. A LOT.
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Live-Bloggish Picspam Reaction/Recap for Sherlock 2015 Christmas Special
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR )



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Live-Bloggish Picspam Reaction/Recap for Sherlock 2015 Christmas Special
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PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR )



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Live-Bloggish Picspam Reaction/Recap for Sherlock 2015 Christmas Special
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PART TWO
PART THREE )
PART FOUR



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Live-Bloggish Picspam Reaction/Recap for Sherlock 2015 Christmas Special
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE )
PART FOUR



(PLEASE, NO SPOILERS OR RUMOURS OR REFERENCES TO ANY INFORMATION FOR SERIES 4 OF SHERLOCK IN COMMENTS)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (fangirl)
Live-Bloggish Picspam Reaction/Recap for Sherlock 2015 Christmas Special
PART ONE
PART TWO )
PART THREE
PART FOUR



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Live-Bloggish Picspam Reaction/Recap for Sherlock 2015 Christmas Special
PART ONE
PART TWO )
PART THREE
PART FOUR



(PLEASE, NO SPOILERS OR RUMOURS OR REFERENCES TO ANY INFORMATION FOR SERIES 4 OF SHERLOCK IN COMMENTS)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (fangirl)
New Sherlock! 10 Months Ago! Have a reaction picspam!


WARNING: CONTAINS IMAGES AND DETAILS OF THE SHERLOCK 2015 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL . If you have not watched the Sherlock 2015 Christmas special yet and are avoiding finding anything out about it before you do, this post is FULL OF SPOILERS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.


CONTAINS: random live-blog-style babble, snark, episode details and spoilers, pointless comments, meta, speculation, capslock, brief references to other fandoms, and squee. There are also 530 not terribly great (and mostly very dark) screencaps which may kill your bandwidth or overcharge your data plan to smithereens, so beware.


Things I know/theorize about this episode before starting to watch it. )


Live-Bloggish Picspam Reaction/Recap for Sherlock 2015 Christmas Special
PART ONE )
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR



(PLEASE, NO SPOILERS OR RUMOURS OR REFERENCES TO ANY INFORMATION FOR SERIES 4 OF SHERLOCK IN COMMENTS)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (fangirl)
New Sherlock! 10 Months Ago! Have a reaction picspam!


WARNING: CONTAINS IMAGES AND DETAILS OF THE SHERLOCK 2015 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL . If you have not watched the Sherlock 2015 Christmas special yet and are avoiding finding anything out about it before you do, this post is FULL OF SPOILERS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.


CONTAINS: random live-blog-style babble, snark, episode details and spoilers, pointless comments, meta, speculation, capslock, brief references to other fandoms, and squee. There are also 530 not terribly great (and mostly very dark) screencaps which may kill your bandwidth or overcharge your data plan to smithereens, so beware.


Things I know/theorize about this episode before starting to watch it. )


Live-Bloggish Picspam Reaction/Recap for Sherlock 2015 Christmas Special
PART ONE )
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR



(PLEASE, NO SPOILERS OR RUMOURS OR REFERENCES TO ANY INFORMATION FOR SERIES 4 OF SHERLOCK IN COMMENTS)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (boldly go)
Through a series of dubious financial maneuvers that should still let the rent clear tomorrow as long as the bank fees don't come out first, I went to see the new Star Trek movie on cheap night tonight, since I thought it was probably leaving the theatre soon (but the showing was packed and it looked like was still playing in two theatres, so now I'm not sure.)

In case anyone's interested, I have a couple things to say about it which contain spoilers. )

(I also made a simple Trek icon *points at icon* if you want to use it, go ahead and grab it, please credit me if you do.)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
Through a series of dubious financial maneuvers that should still let the rent clear tomorrow as long as the bank fees don't come out first, I went to see the new Star Trek movie on cheap night tonight, since I thought it was probably leaving the theatre soon (but the showing was packed and it looked like was still playing in two theatres, so now I'm not sure.)

In case anyone's interested, I have a couple things to say about it which contain spoilers. )

(I also made a simple Trek icon *points at icon* if you want to use it, go ahead and grab it, please credit me if you do.)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (fandom)
I don't know if anyone's going to read this, but here, have a reaction post anyway.

Pretty much spoiler-free, but putting it under a cut anyway to protect extreme spoilerphobes. Also comparative references to Batman vs Superman )
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (fandom)
I don't know if anyone's going to read this, but here, have a reaction post anyway.

Pretty much spoiler-free, but putting it under a cut anyway to protect extreme spoilerphobes. Also comparative references to Batman vs Superman )
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Mission impossible)
Today was half price day at the theatre so...


A few hopefully non-spoilery thoughts on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

-There seemed to be more plot in this one? In a way that could be seen as either confusing or intricate. A bit like the usual Mission Impossible script took a brief trip through the "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"/"Smiley's People" car wash. Still fun, but more to pay attention to and higher stakes, so also more intense.

-Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg are rapidly becoming actors who I will watch in anything. THEY ARE AWESOME IN THIS, despite a bit of clunky direction in a few spots where the emotional transition for characters in a scene wasn't handled as deftly as it could have been and was a bit jarring, but that's just my film studies talking. They are great and there are some of their scenes I want to watch again and again (my watching notebook has many scrawlings of their character names with lots of extra vowels in them :-D).

-HEY J. IT HAS WAY MORE LUTHER. And after the opening credits the heights were less intense than prior MI films, and only in well-warned and avoidable ways.

-With the MI films after the first one, I'm not particularly worried about what happens to Ethan Hunt or what he's doing, but I care about the team. It seems to me that this film does too, and that makes me happy.

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