Pros: I can watch what I want and listen to Napster as loud as I want.
Cons: The house is messy. Guess who gets to clean it up before my folks come home?
I bought two books yesterday at B&N, this on top of the 5 Lensmen books (I finally got the last two in the mail today), The DaVinci Code and the new Dean Koontz book, Velocity, that comes out tomorrow and that I will be buying tomorrow because I cannot do without owning every DK book. I never have this kind of reading backlog. Anyhoo, I bought a Star Wars book, The Courtship of Princess Leia, because it sounded cute and shippy and because the SW books I actually went there to get were unavailable.
I also got an Alias novel, APO: Faina, which was... okay. It's set near the beginning of the current season, as near as I can figure... because Sydney is really annoyed with Jack and Nadia is rather cold towards Sloane up til the very end. But Marshall and Weiss are there, so it can't be too far in.
Cons: Even though the novel is written by guys - and guys actually associated with the show - the main OC, Faina, triggers my Mary Sue alarm. You know the type -- the pretty super-smart teenaged girl who can outwit the other characters and still find time to bond with Sydney. The characterizations were a little shaky at times... Vaughn has to drug Faina at one point in order to shut her up (and save her life) and Syd is disproportionately pissed off at him for it. I also lost some of the train of the plot about 2/3s in, but I don't know if it's fair to call that a con because that happens with the show too. Lastly, the copy editor in me IDed way too many instances of POV-shiftage within the same section. I guess that's something TV writers really don't have to deal with, but come on.
Pros: Plotwise it runs very much like an episode, with Syd, Vaughn, Jack and Dixon in the staring roles with Marshall, Weiss, Sloane and Nadia as backup. And there's quite a bit of nice Syd/Vaughn interaction; they both 'come right out' and think that they love the other person, and at one point Sydney even admits that she'd like to marry him. Which is right on the money ;)
Almost time for the finale! And after you've seen it (or before, I guess, if you're really certain) vote in my poll. I'm curious.
Seasons 1-4 -- which is the best?
Seasons 1-4 -- which is the worst?
Who, besides Syd, is the most irreplaceable character? As in -- you might stop watching if they died?
Who wouldn't you mind seeing go?
Does Coke with Lime actually taste like it has lime in it?
ETA: I blame Kelly. I just ordered a previously-viewed Alias season 1 boxset from half.com.
Pro: Fledgling S/V cuteness!
(My bad. Icon here is by alias_jems!)