the_deep_magic: A nightmare inexplicably torn from the pages of Kafka! (CM: Garcia/Reid)

Dear Season Finale of Criminal Minds: THANK YOU FOR OBLITERATING MY SHIP WITH A SINGLE LINE OF DIALOGUE.  A rather mean one, too.  ::facepalm::  Oh, well.  Why start paying attention to canon now?

Thoughts on the ending of House )



Proposal: television shows (particularly dramas) should last no more than 5 years.  I know I'm not saying anything radically novel here, but deep down, every fan knows this.  Even if the shows haven't flamboyantly jumped the shark by then, that's when themes and underlying plotlines start to get repetitive and tedious, so the writers start inventing crazier and crazier shit to try and get out of the rut.  The problem with most TV shows is that, in order to work, everything must generally return to normal, if not by the end of the show, at least within several episodes.  Why we can't seem to deviate from that formula, I don't know -- I guess it's just what audiences expect.  The proliferation of "procedurals" (dig my alliteration) has entrenched this even further.

In order for a show to get away from this formula, it has to have a limited run, a planned narrative arc with a set end date.  I will give Heroes credit for trying to do this with seasonal "volumes," but their writers obviously discovered Turkish black mule heroin sometime during the second season and THAT went flying off the rails.  I'm trying to think of a scripted dramatic television show I liked and watched all the way through which ended with its dignity intact, and I'm having a tough time coming up with one.  Possibly Lost, but I lost (ha) track after the fourth season or so.  Most of my very favorite shows died horrible, lingering deaths.

Anyway, When I Am in Charge, TV shows will have a 5-season maximum.  Then we will have fond memories of them, instead of having to pretend later seasons simply do not exist.  I'm looking at you, X Files.

Day 22: Favorite book you own )

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Title: Strange Attractors
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Pairing: Penelope Garcia/Spencer Reid
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 9,095
Spoilers: 2.11 “Sex, Birth, Death” a.k.a. The One With Anton
Warnings: het, blood (in a nonsexual context), implied suicide attempt of a minor character
Disclaimer: These characters are not mine; I just make them do dirty things on the weekends.
Summary: It’s damned hard to knock Penelope Garcia off her game.  Reid manages it.  (Set early in the second season)
A/N: Despite the warning, which only comes into play at the very end, I would not consider this fic to be dark.  In fact, much of it is in PWP territory. Click here for more Author's Notes )

Sometimes, in the odd break between being asked to ferret out the impossible and cross-reference it with the improbable, Garcia looks at her ten computer monitors, each running several different programs, and wonders what it would be like to have all that in her head. )

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Title: Variables
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Pairing: Garcia/Reid
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,162
Warnings: het, angst, mild S&M, fem!Dom, spanking, crying
Spoilers: brief mentions of 2x15 “Revelations” and 4x24 “Amplification”
Disclaimer: They don’t belong to me, and they certainly don’t do this.
Summary: Just her words and her hands and his body.  And it’s so much more than he ever hoped for.
A/N: If you’re really confused as to what this is doing here, see this post.  Other than that, uh, first fic in a new fandom, thus nervous as hell.

bound, dependent, indeterminate, confounding, free )

the_deep_magic: A nightmare inexplicably torn from the pages of Kafka! (CM: Garcia/Reid)
Okay, I feel as though the fic I'm about to post warrants some explanation, or at least some context.

I can blame the whole thing on Hoarders, really )

I don't expect more than about three people to read this (which is totally fine since I'm kind of nervous about working with actual established canon again)(also het).  In fact, I wrote both fics without the intention of posting them, but it turns out I need to put them where I can at least imagine someone who is not me reading them.  And I wanted to explain myself lest someone think a het-writing, rare-pair-shipping pod person who watches a show I've barely mentioned has taken over my journal.  Also, I need to post this fucking thing so my Muse will shut up and I can get back to finishing my Pinto Harlequin fic arrrrrrrrgh.

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