Final Arc for Don Draper Meta: Part II
Fired Up Betty
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And here's Part II!

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Final Arc for Don Draper Meta: Part I
My White House
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I wrote VERRRRRY meandering meta on Don's final arc on Mad Men. I think I've been working on it long enough and it's time to post. I wanted to put in one post- but it was too long by LJ rules. Bear in mind, the Part II. There's a link at the bottom of this first installment.

Beware for Pollyanna- readings of Don's last arc as well, even I like to think realism is always in my meta. (Feels head to confirm it's still hard.)

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Cersei Lannister and Cooking/Food
My White House
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Still, working through my head-canons. As I said, pocochina prompted me with exactly what I want to talk about. This entry focuses on Cersei Lannister and food/cooking headcanon. I could be off-case- since I've only read a bit of the books. This entry focuses on what I see on the TV show up to Episode 5X02.

It's also something of me wildly projecting in my unhappiness and fury and "I know this is unhealthy bullshit but I'm supposed to be Size 4" when I tried the Atkins diet to lose weight.

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Roger Sterling and the Mad Men Finale
Don and Bobbi
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I had some Roger Sterling finale thoughts. I am putting them under the cut for any spoiler reasons.

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Gunn and Bedroom/house/living quarters for pocochina
Wesley work
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So in my Personal Canon request today, pocochina gave me Perfect Prompts that just fit exactly with thoughts that I already had before. I dashed off an answer to Gunn and bedroom/house/living quarters headcanon. This is its own entry because...I have a lot to say. It would be a fanfic- except it covers a long time and I don't think I have a good voice to mimic how Gunn speaks.

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Personal Canon
Buffy/Giles
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I fulfilled my personal canon requests from Saturday. I know that my Buffy likes/dislikes is weak for what seems like an easy prompt. I really didn't feel that one.

Please feel free to prompt me with more, if you want. Here's the list again:

1. sleep headcanon
2. sad headcanon
3. happy headcanon
4. angry/violent headcanon
5. sex headcanon
6. bedroom/house/living quarters headcanon
7. romantic headcanon
8. family headcanon
9. friendship headcanon
10. quirks/hobbies headcanon
11. likes/dislikes headcanon
12. childhood headcanon
13. old age/aging headcanon
14. cooking/food headcanon
15. appearance headcanon
16. random headcanon
17. any other question of your choosing

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An Argument for Mad Men's McCann-Erikson: "Stop Struggling. You've won."
Don and Bobbi
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I was pretty hurried with my series finale review- so new topics on Mad Men keep burbling up in my head. I come here, not to criticize Mad Men's version of McCann-Erikson but to defend it. But seriously, one of the joys of the series was McCann-Erikson lurking as the evil corporate boogeyman since S1- and then, getting to see Mad Men's version of the actual company with all of its warts and quirks and unlikely positives. With just a few more eps of McCann, I really could have arrived at the, "I love those assholes...but still, *assholes*" stance that I take with all of the iterations of Sterling Cooper. And I found both McCann and all versions of Sterling Cooper more pettable and endearing than Cutler Gleason & Chaough.

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Favorite Quote where Sally Draper Called Out People on Crap?
Fired Up Betty
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I remain in Mad Men mode, even after posting on it a lot in the last two weeks and my long finale review. A new poll!

Poll #2011975 Favorite Quote where Sally Draper Called Out People on Crap?

What is your favorite quote where Sally Draper Called Out People on Crap?

That's *going*. You say things and you don't mean them and you can't just do that.
1(11.1%)
Baby Gene can't write!
2(22.2%)
Are you going to make yourself cry?
0(0.0%)
You make me sick.
1(11.1%)
You acted like you were friends with me, but you really just do what he says.
0(0.0%)
She said she knew you. I asked her everything I know and she had an answer for everything. Then I realized I don’t know anything about you.
1(11.1%)
Because where would Mom be without her perfect nose?
0(0.0%)
Anyone pays attention to either of you- and they always do- and you just ooze everywhere.
2(22.2%)
I'm sorry, Mother, but this conversation is a little late...and so am I.
0(0.0%)
He's dead and nobody cares that he's really, really, REALLY gone.
2(22.2%)
Other- I'll explain the comments.
0(0.0%)

Personal Canon Prompt Request
My White House
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I intend on having a deliciously lazy Memorial Day weekend. For the moment, I said what I had to get out about the Mad Men finale yesterday. Today, I'm doing to do my favorite meme again and ask for personal canon prompts.

I will give you my headcanon for whatever characters or situation you assign. Choose a number and a character/pairing & I'll take it from there. If something kickstarts my muse, there may even be fic in it. Feel free to pick more than one. My fandoms are in my tags.

1. sleep headcanon
2. sad headcanon
3. happy headcanon
4. angry/violent headcanon
5. sex headcanon
6. bedroom/house/living quarters headcanon
7. romantic headcanon
8. family headcanon
9. friendship headcanon
10. quirks/hobbies headcanon
11. likes/dislikes headcanon
12. childhood headcanon
13. old age/aging headcanon
14. cooking/food headcanon
15. appearance headcanon
16. random headcanon
17. any other question of your choosing

So far, I've covered:

Betty Draper and cooking/food, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce and appearance, and Richard Gilmore and family

Frasier Crane and living quarters, Anya and romance, Willow Rosenberg and sex,

Angel/Willow and anger, Lafayette Reynolds and childhood, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce and hobbies, Buffy/Willow and sex

Willow Rosenberg and sleep, Cordelia Chase and sleep, Sam/CJ and friendship
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Mad Men Series Finale
Don and Bobbi
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I watched the Mad Men Series Finale. End of an era. I really liked the series finale, although not as much as many. I'm pretty sure, as a whole, I prefer The Sopranos and Breaking Bad finales as perfect pieces. Actually, I could argue that Person to Person was a little like Not Fade Away. Unbelievably creative and poetic- but with too many faults breaking up the transcendent parts.

However, the eps' true strength was the its depiction of the Drapers (Sally, Betty, even Bobby, ESPECIALLY Don.) That's made it a classic, creative piece that broke the prestige drama/dark anti-hero of having an unsettling or depressing series finale. To be frank, I was a little underwhelmed at how the finale dealt with everyone else. Here's my initial word vomit. I didn't have the discipline to cover everything. Here's what I really want to get off my chest since I watched it last night.

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