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Heyy, everybody! You should do this with me. It'll be fun and the title is an SNL reference, so basically I shouldn't have to try very hard to convince you.

[community profile] not_primetime is a Yuletide-style exchange for medium-sized fandoms: so basically, anything too big for Yuletide but too small to be considered a "megafandom." Which means that you can write shit like Iron Man or Inception, since technically they're small enough, yay!

I've already nominated Life with Derek, Hawaii Five-0, The O.C., and Farscape, and some other nominated fandoms are Les Mis, Iron Man, James Bond, Mission Impossible, Star Trek AOS, Castle, Star Trek ENT, Psych, Chuck, Burn Notice, Leverage, Fringe, Big Time Rush, Suits, Vampire Diaries, Star Trek TNG, Warehouse 13, Dark Angel, etc. Sky's the limit, basically.

You can check out the nomination tag set here. You need an AO3 account to nominate/participate (the whole thing works exactly like Yuletide) but if you don't have one already you a) should and b) can talk to the mods who can get you an invite.

It's basically Yuletide-lite, is the impression I get. It seems a lot smaller and more laid back, so you should do it with me, because I'll give you a cookie or make out with you or something. Whatever you want. Who cares.
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real life so and so )

Okay but anyway, shiny new fandom what what, hellooooo Suits! Let's be clear about this, I'm not actually watching the show, because I tried and it's annoying and quite boring at times, not to mention overindulgent, as most USA network shows tend to be (excepting perhaps Burn Notice, on the boring/annoying fronts) but hey, fic. The fic is pretty good.

I do have to say that as unsurprised and vaguely irritated I am at yet another instance of fandom attaching itself to the two white guys over the other perfectly wonderful and interesting women/characters of color, Gabriel Macht (Harvey Specter) is just like this, fucking awesomesauce chameleon of an actor. I didn't even recognize him at first, and when I saw his name on the show I was like, "nooooo, that can't be him, wtf," mostly because I know him from The Spirit (in which he wore a mask for 99% of his screen time and did a weird Christian Bale thing with his voice) and the phenomenal film A Love Song for Bobby Long, in which he looked like this:

So seeing him on Suits looking like this:

Well, you can see. Also, in Bobby Long he played a failed grad student who mostly moped around in sweatpants, drinking gin and quoting Hemingway in a thick Southern drawl. I don't think Harvey Specter even owns a pair of sweatpants. Or has ever even stepped an Italian leather-clad toe in a fiction section.

I mean, it's like the before/after photos of a recovering alcoholic.

My point is, I'm impressed and wish that he has made more movies for me to watch. I hope this gig gets him more parts, preferably in more indie-type movies in which he wears sport coats and doesn't shave and quotes a lot of poetry.

Well anyway, let me take this opportunity to implore you all to go watch A Love Song for Bobby Long. It also stars Scarlett Jo-however-you-spell-it and the ineffable Travolta. But don't let that dissuade you because this film is one of those stories that changed my life a little bit.

This is one thing that impresses me about actors - the good ones, anyway. How they can completely transform and make you believe in it so much that they don't even seem real outside of that role. Like, for instance, how Travolta can make a film like Bobby Long and then proceed to film just utter shit ever since. Oh well.

Also Gina Torres! On my TV screen again! Please, fandom. Bring on the Firefly crossovers already. I'm ready and waiting.


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