- i.e., Beth Riesgraf and Christian Kane (mostly Beth) talking about filming the scenes in (what I presume is) The Rollin’ on the River Job, where they’re pulling some stuff out of the water, and finding out the next day that there was an absolutely massive alligator pulled out of the same place just a little while after they filmed it
- Beth’s impression of the wildlife folks warning them about the alligators
- Beth scaring the hell out of Noah Wyle by yelling “GATOR” at him just after he finished his scene
- seriously that was an absolutely WILD part of the panel
- Everyone showering Aleyse Shannon with literally all the love!
- Aldis Hodge in particular big-brothering her, and also the older actors calling her out for not giving herself enough credit, and Dean Devlin talking about how she blew him away at the auditions with her ability to turn on a dime
- Seeing Kane with his glasses off wiping at his eyes, momentarily thinking “you okay dude?” and then realizing that he was laughing so hard he had tears in his eyes
I like weird maps. I like to see people sketch out stuff. I like to see how people process information. You know. Hardison uses computers in a very intuitive, natural way. Parker was trained, as we find out this season, by Richard Chamberlain, by an old school 1960’s thief. She needs pages, she needs paper, she needs to feel stuff. While Nate is able to- you know, something that happens a little later in the season, we talk about memory techniques. Nate has trained himself to recreate three dimensional images in his head. And so all he needs is rough references and so that’s what the chess board came from. - John Rogers, 3x01 Audio Commentary
this may be an unpopular opinion but i do actually enjoy the italian. i get a kick outta characters that aren’t so much characters as they are like. devices. suggestions. a rare big fish that exists to point out the presence of a rarer bigger fish. i don’t need to know her whole deal and i don’t care lol all she has to do is show up every fifth episode and say “reminder! i’m the one holding your leash and the only reason i haven’t strangled you with it yet is that there’s some thing out there that scares me enough not to :)”
If you write Leverage fanfiction, I’ve just discovered @turquoiseorchid’s Leverage timeline spreadsheet and I wanted to share it because it’s amazing! (I couldn’t find a post to directly reblog but please drop me a message if I missed it!)
It’s so thorough and well researched with dates, locations, and notes, some confirmed, some educated guesses, both before and during the series. It looks like a super helpful reference for working out timing in fics or just general interest too.
Just started rewatching the Too Many Rembrandts Job and it’s only now dawning on me that at the very least Mastermind Parker (if not the trio working together) 100% planned this con. They may or may not have known about Harry but there’s a zero percent chance that Parker, who knows the museum just got a fancy new security system and knows exactly in miles how far it is from Sophie’s house, doesn’t know that Fletcher Maxwell, evil billionaire, is going to be there plus protestors will be outside loudly proclaiming about his misdeeds. Like, she (or the trio) really perfectly planned this con to get Sophie back on the wagon by “stumbling onto a job.” I mean they all saw how stumbling onto a job always worked for Nate (the openers to seasons 2 and 3) and getting the crew back together. I hadn’t yet thought enough about how perfect the situation was to realize yeah, of course it was, Parker brought her there to fix them and bring the gang back together.
It’s time for signups! Whether you are a old time fan or someone new with the new show, welcome! We are happy to have you and excited for what is to come.
This is a low key event and all it takes is a 1,500 word fic, 2 wallpapers, 3 icons, a 7-song playlist, a finished sketch, a podfic of a 1,500 word fic, or the equivalent in your medium. If you think you can do that based on prompts from a giftee than this is the right event for you. In exchange for your gift you will not only receive a gift from another participant, you will also receive a mod gift made for you by one of us here behind the scenes.
Here is our schedule:
- Sep 15: signups open
- Oct 15: signups close
- Oct 20: assignments sent out
- Oct 30: check-in one aka confirmation of assignment
- Nov 29: check-in two aka are you on track to finish
- Dec 20: gifts due to collection
- Dec 27-Jan 2: reveals
- Jan 5: author reveals
- Jan 8-9: tentative mod gift posting (subject to change based on mods need for more time)
We are doing signups through google forms this year which you can find HERE.
Questions? Just want to talk about how awesome Leverage is? Need help brainstorming?
You can also email us at [email protected]
Let’s go Steal the Holidays!
One of the many things that Leverage does really well is the principle of Giving It A Face. It’s a bit of storytelling advice I’ve heard before that if you want the same emotional impact across of saying “six million people lost their homes and families” you’re more effective writing a scene where a lost kid stands in a ruined house crying for their parents, because then it has A Face. Almost every episode of Leverage does this; takes a systematic act of horror like for example the way the US military chews up vulnerable people, traumatise and permanently injures them, then throws them back into an even worse situation than they started from, and they focus on just one person. Give the issue a face, a family, loved ones and the kind of stakes you can hold in your hands. And once you understand it on a visceral level they pull back into act 3 and show you that this same exact horror is repeated a hundred, a thousand, ten thousand times over. And then they get their fucking vengeance. It’s so effective and very, very well done and never loses its impact. My favourite is in the boiler room job with the final reveal but honestly it’s a feature of basically every episode to some extent and its SO good