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23 February 2010 @ 04:02 pm
A Legend of the Seeker Picspam  


SPOILERS FOR SEASON ONE AND SEASON TWO. AS WELL AS GRATIUOUS PRETTY!




BONUS: FEMSLASHY GOODNESS

I really wanted to include this as one of the reasons that every should be watching Legend of the Seeker but that would have made my list go to 11, which is one awesomer. So just pretend that this really says reason number 11 and not bonus. Sure, lots of fandoms have subtext between the hot female ladies but not Seeker. Seeker goes right there and gives you some HLA (Hot Lesbian Action) which is appreciated by straight males everyplace. But more than the kissage and innuendo, there is an actual story behind it. Like when Cara finds Triana's skeleton in Season One finale Reckoning or the sparks that fly between them in the Season Two opener Marked.


10. THE BEAUTIFUL BACKGROUND/SCENERY

Sure, a lot of it can be chalked up to CGI and post but there is a hell of a lot of amazing places in New Zealand, which are captured in the stunning long shots during the show. It sneaks up on you. You'll be watching and then it's like BAM! this wide spread greenness. And trust me, living in Arizona, I appreciate the greenness.


9. HERACLES/XENA ALUMNI

Now to most people this isn't that important but this is MY list, damnit and it's important to me. You see, Xena was one of my first fandoms. My deep dark secret. I learned the difference between a "shipper" and a "subber". I spent time in the Oxygen Xena chat rooms that would scroll live on the screen during the broadcast. It was a beautiful time and I like seeing those beautiful people again. This is just a sampling and thanks to the people at legendofseeker (especially undrwrldangel24, lrbcn, gloomybardgirl) we've got a pretty compehensive list


8. ZEDDICUS ZU'L ZORANDER

A lot of people don't appreciate Zedd. Yes, he is a cockblocker. Yes, he is always hungry. Yes, he can't remember his own wizard rules. But he is also great for comic relief. He's like your bumbling next door neighbor, if the old man used Wizard Fire to keep the damn kids off his lawn. His love for his chicken, Clara is one of the sweetest lovestories that I have even seen. Oh for the day when they are reunited again!


7. AMORAL ATTRACTIVE ASSHOLE

Ladies love a bad boy. Just look at him? How can you say no to the hawtness that is Darken Rahl. Sure, he kills kittens, he manipulates people, he is an evil ruler who doesn't give a shit about his people, and he just might want to make out with his own brother (was Home just a little bit creepy to anyone else?). But who cares because he's hawt. And right now he is the only one with clothes in NoUndiesWorld so you know that's gotta mean he's got the sexay powerz.


6. SLO-MO FIGHT SCENES (MATRIX STYLE!)

I'm a girl but I can totally appreciate a good fight scene. And Seeker delivers. You get at least one every episode. At least one shot of Richard jumping through the air, his sword raised. Which if that isn't a metaphor, I don't know what is. But it's not like 300. The fight scenes are well choreographed and don't rely on being a complete gore-fest (Spartacus: Blood and Sand, I'm looking at you here!).


5. GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE IN TIGHT/NO CLOTHING

Did you not see the title of this picspam? It's superficial reasons and you can't get more shallow than just wanting to see some very attractive people in either tight leather or let's face it, with no clothes at all. I kind of prefer them that way. I mean, Kahlan's corsets and dresses inspired several Gay for Kahlan picspams, peeps! That is saying something about the level of GQMF these people possess!


4. REALISTIC PORTRAYL OF A RELATIONSHIP

What? A serious one. How did this sneak in here? Somebody, get me myself on the phone! But seriously, Richard and Kahlan have one of the best and most realistic relationships on tv. I come from the Buffy fandom where, if two characters can't be together, they angst like there is no tomorrow. Oh noes, we can't have the sexy tiems, I must run far far away. Well, guess what? Richard and Kahlan can't have sex either and they still manage to love each other, to be together. dannyblue said it better than I ever could: "I must say I love the way they have done the Richard/Kahlan relationship. On so many shows, if a couple couldn't have sex (for whatever reason) the belief would be that they couldn't be together at all. In fact, they'd do that thing where they'd pretend they didn't love each other after all, even though everyone knows they do, and any moment between them that could be in any way interpreted as romantic or sexual would be filled with much awkwardness.

Or, even if they did try to be together without sex, there would be much angst, and almost every scene they shared would somehow be about their unresolved, sexual tension. (And not the fun UST, but depressing UST.)

I love how Richard and Kahlan are. It's like, "Yeah, we can't have sex. But that doesn't mean we can't be happy together in other ways." I love it that they can kiss without it devolving into looks of "we can't have sex" anguish. I love it that they are so open about their feelings, and telling each other (and anyone else, for that matter) that they love each other. And I truly believe that Richard would stay with Kahlan forever even if they never, ever got to "do the deed."

That's love, baby!

Of course, I also fully believe that, at some point in the series, an inability to have sex won't be a problem for them anymore. But the fact that they can't right now doesn't make them any less romantic, or sweet. Or hot!
"


3. KICK ASS FEMALE ROLE MODELS

So we know this is coming from the Xena-camp so you know that the women in Seeker aren't going to be your damsels in distress. They are going to kick ass, take names, and look great doing it. And you've got a variety of ass-kicking role models to choose from. Sister Verna, one of my favorite characters, isn't exactly a spring chicken. Kahlan is a fully developed woman who has emotions but doesn't let them rule her. And sure, the Mord'Sith are completely devoid of emotion but that is awesome because it's another way to show women. You've got the whole spectrum of what a woman can be.


2. IT MAKES ME CRY

We got the two serious ones out of the way so here is another very shallow reason. It makes me cry. Now, granted, I cry at International Coffee House commercials but this makes me cry in a good way, not because it's Stepmom-ing* me. I get invested in these characters, even ones that only appear for an episode, and it makes me want them to have a happy ending. When something bad happens to them, it happens to me too, even if they do live in a fantasy land. That's a sign of good tv.


1. THE FANDOM

I've been in a few fandoms in my day and I have to say that hands down, Seeker is the best one. Why? Because everyone realizes that this show, despite all the awesome, is cracky, campy FUN. Nobody takes it too seriously. There are no ship wars so if you like Zedd/Clara, someone is going to write it for you during a kink meme. Think Richard/Kahlan/Cara is hawt, join the club. You really wanna see X/Y, bet someone will write it for you. Wank? Forget about it. This is a wank-free fandom, thank you very much. And the fandom is filled with cool people who do hilarious cracky recaps and have Gay for Kahlan partays and talk about how epic Kahlan's hair is. There is no learning curve, no place where you aren't automatically accepted. It's like the most perfect fandom I've ever found.

Communities listed:
llmistressdenna (Team Denna of legendland)
legendofseeker (General Legend of the Seeker community)
lots_femslash (Legend of the Seeker femslash community)
legendland (Interactive challenge community)
sword_of_lies (ONTD-type community)
seekerstillness (Legend of the Seeker icontest)

*Stepmom-ing is a term inspired by the movie Stepmom in which a writer will create scenes designed to make people cry. Such as killing off a character or having two characters who hated each other bond as one is dying. The entire movie Stepmom is made up of these types of scenes.

This was a picspam challenge for legendland. Go check them out. Ask for Team Denna! (The greatest team EVER!)
 
 
 
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Kelly: LOTS: Jizzed! In My Pants!xlivvielockex on February 23rd, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
THEY ARE THE REASONS EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH THIS SHOW! LOL

The only character I didn't like was that little Ginger Kid in Listener. I kind of wanted to drop kick him.

Darken Rahl's Arms need their own Emmy category. Best Arms in a Series. Craig Parker!
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Allyson: [LotS] Kahlan OTPreallyally on February 23rd, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
This is probably the greatest "10 Reasons" picspam so far. I'm seriously dying of laughter right now.

I <3 AMORAL ASSHOLES WHO KILL KITTENS
Kelly: LOTS: Mord'Sithxlivvielockex on February 23rd, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
Your icon is seriously why my number one reason is number one. LOL

I had WAY too much doing it, laughing as I typed, you have no idea.

NO WORRIES, DARKEN RAHL, FANDOM WILL PROTECT YOU FROM PETA AND THE ASPCA!
tarkheena lizzeeen: ls [she was the only thing in existence]liminalliz on February 23rd, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
THIS IS SUCH A GREAT POST! Thanks for doing this!!
Kelly: LOTS: Darken Rahlxlivvielockex on February 23rd, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks bb for leaving such a great comment. It made me smile. :)
steve carlsberg: xena | i kill you now.linguology on February 23rd, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
So, like, these are the best reasons ever. I agree 100%. Especially #11. And #1.

appreciated by straight males everyplace

Hey man, don't forget the gay/bi ladies!

PS to non-llers. TEAM DENNA IS THE AWESOMEST. JOIN US.
Kelly: LOTS: C/T Kissxlivvielockex on February 23rd, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
Well, generally in my experience, the HLA tends to be more of the stylized Vivid-porn kind of a stuff. Us gay/bi ladies usually like a little more steak with our sizzle, know what I'm saying? LOL And Seeker delivers that steak, Grade A quality.

(And Team Denna PWNS ALL)
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karanna1: ats // kiss your lips againkaranna1 on February 23rd, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
great shallow reasons for LotS!!!!

However, I do have to disagree with you about your take on the angst of the Buffy/Angel relationship. Richard and Kahlan are separated purely in the physical aspect. Buffy and Angel's situation was more complicated. It wasn't necessarily just sex that kept them apart, it was happiness. Angel couldn't truly be happy. EVER. So if he relaxed just a little too much around Buffy... boom! No soul. They hinted at this many times throughout the show. It wasn't a straightforward "no sex clause" like Richard and Kahlan. Plus, there was the whole immortal/human issue thing with them, and other problems...blah blah blah. It really led to more than just sexual tension, but a tension where you could never really relax around each other and just BE. R/K have a lot more allowances than B/A so their relationship is (obviously) less angsty.

Sorry to ramble, but I just HAD to say that! :)

(And I totally agree on the fandom part! It's really just pure fun without the drama. AWESOME!)
Kelly: LOTS: Dicks and wimpsxlivvielockex on February 23rd, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Everyone is entitled to their opinions and interpretation of canon and really, I've been in the BTVS fandom for so long, that I'm not really wanting to debate the B/A relationship for the 10000x time, especially on a picspam about Legend of the Seeker.

I get that you HAD to say it but again, LOTS picspam and there are like 50 million other places where the B/A relationship has been scruntized and picked apart. I threw that in there as a similar example in what was supposed to be a fun, cheesy picspam.
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Kelly: LOTS: Boo! You Whore!xlivvielockex on February 23rd, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
*snorfles you up.*

I hope this made you smile, bb. I know you've had a rough couple of days. *hugs*
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walking encyclopedia of weirdness.: Seeker // ot3octagonal on February 23rd, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
I AGREE WITH THIS LIST.

Especially Richard/Kahlan's relationship and the fandom! I enjoy the fandom so much, and for all of the reasons you mentioned! We really are the best fandom ever, I have to say.

Also-- GO TEAM DENNA!
Kelly: LOTS: Mord'Sithxlivvielockex on February 23rd, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
THIS FANDOM FREAKING RAWKS MY BALLS OFF, IF I HAD BALLS, WHICH I DON'T BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT DOESN'T STILL RAWK! :)

The responses to this entry already just show why this fandom is the greatest. Where else could you do such a chepic picspam and it would be appreciated?
Kim: (LotS) RichardKahlanPilotcifan70 on February 23rd, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
#1 - This is a great reason. I am in a lot of fandoms and there are shipper wars. It really sucks sometimes. I haven't been in this one very long, maybe 2-3 weeks and just starting commenting on icons and picspams because I am far enough up in viewing that I don't think I can be spoiled but I really hope #1 is true.

I love all your other reasons as well, especially the Richard/Kahlan romance. ♥
Kelly: LOTS: R/K Approvexlivvielockex on February 23rd, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
I've been lurking the fandom for about 6-8 months I think. Maybe a little less than that. I would have to count back. But the point is that in those months, I haven't seen a shipper war or wank or anything that I've come across in other fandoms. Everyone seems to appreciate everyone else's contributions. And I love that.

We're a big epic family of win. :)
Kate: LotS c/k bwhalfabubble on February 23rd, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
OMG reading your blurb about the fandom made me tear up (lolwut), that is exactly why I love it. So so much.

And this is one of the best 10 reasons picspams out there :)
Kelly: LOTS: R/K Moonlightxlivvielockex on February 23rd, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
OH NOES! I Stepmom'ed you! LOL

But I love this fandom sfm, that I can't accurately express it in words. Like that blurb, so not even what I feel. I get so excited Sunday mornings for deej's recaps. And I get bouncy when I see the episode discussions go up. I was so scared to dip my toe in another fandom cause I've had bad experiences but every day, I'm so happy I did, that I picked this one.
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Atalanta: Kahlanlothy on February 23rd, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)

I loved your #1 about the fandom so much that I've actually quoted part of it on my journal, hope that's okay.

Lovely picspam!
Kelly: LOTS: R/K RAWR!xlivvielockex on February 24th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
NO WAY! That is freaking cool. Quote away. You have no idea how ridiculously happy that makes me.

And I said to someone else, that blurb so doesn't even express my real love of this fandom. I can't put it into words.
Lemmy: Dennalemomina on February 24th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
GREAT picspam !! and your commentary made it even better <33

was Home just a little bit creepy to anyone else?
ME!!! I really thought that Rahl had the hots for Richard but then i discovered that they are brothers , so I had to bleach my brain after that >_<

TEAM DENNA FTW

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Kelly: LOTS: Denna Pinkxlivvielockex on February 24th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
I'm glad someone else finds me as funny as I find myself. LOL

And yeah, it was even doubly creepy when it was revealed that Rahl was Richard's brother. That whole episode I was like man, this is a slasher's goldmine!
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It's a secret.: LotS Kahlancreativeelf on February 24th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
OMG this is epicly AWESOME! LOL I like #5.. All so true :D
Kelly: LOTS: R/K RAWR!xlivvielockex on February 24th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Thank you. And I will fully admit, number 5 is what got me watching in the first place.
Nikki: ats: cordy hell yes!nikkiwawa79 on February 24th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
THERE IS SO MUCH EPICNESS IN THIS POST IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY! TEH PRETTY PLEASES ME VERY MUCH ♥ FIERCE, FLAWLESS, BEAUTIFUL!



Kelly: Cordy: Bitch Pleasexlivvielockex on February 24th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
OMG AREN'T YOU SO THANKFUL TO ME FOR GETTING YOU INTO THIS SUPER AWESOME CHEPIC SHOW?

THIS IS HOW YOUR COMMENT MADE ME FEEL



Serendipityxxi: ILUBBserendipityxxi on February 24th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
I love all your reasons espeecially #1. Seeker Fandom is made of as much WIN as the show is! :)

Also thank you for the Verna on Xena cap I will never again be able to take her or Chase seriously ever again! *CACKLES*
Kelly: LOTS: OH SNAP!xlivvielockex on February 24th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
OH NOES! Verna is so awesome though. Isn't the whole point not to take the show seriously at all? LOL (I really really want Bruce Campbell to show up already!)

Those Xena caps were HARD to find. Long before the days of people using DVDs and HD episodes to cap. Thank you, Mr. HD. *pets*
Cassie: Lets Make Outcassiemay91 on February 24th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
These are all of the exact reasons I watch LotS! Especially #11, who doesn't love some hot femslashy goodness? I know I do! ; )
Reading stuff like this always makes me even happier to be a part of this amazing fandom.

This picspam is just made of pure awesome. =D
Kelly: LOTS: C/T Kissxlivvielockex on February 24th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
I LOVE YOUR ICON, SFM!

And it's nice that the fandom is pretty much all tuned in for the same reasons. We like our show of so much WIN.

How they contain that much awesome into one show, I will never know.
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