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I think in a way, there are a lot of things about Shaw that is constant in whatever 'verse she's in.

John and Root were similar in a lot of ways because their drive and purpose are brought about by external influences, for Shaw her drive and purpose is self-directed.

In my opinion, post-season 5 Shaw would have continued to make sure that any surviving Samaritan cell would be eradicated, she would do that with or without the Machine.

I would like to think she would go back to the Johannesburg prison and help free Samuel and his friends because she owes him and that building needs to be burned to the ground.

Along the way, I would also like to think that she'd save Control much to Control's chagrin and grudging respect. Agent Shaw was always her best operator.

If the Machine hadn't returned I don't think Shaw would work the Numbers of the Week, at least not the way she would with the help of the Machine. She'd help people who needed help when comes across them, or maybe Burn Notice style, with the people she helped before telling them about the mysterious woman with a dog who saved them.

She would continue what she did best and fighting the good fight because that's who she was, a straight arrow.

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For [tumblr.com profile] fangirlcommunitycenter

I'm connecting this to the previous prompt for [personal profile] netgirl_y2k.

  • After a year, I think Shaw does have help because even when she has The Machine | Root, it's still not the same as having a hacker on scene. Shaw is okay with computers but she's no hacker.
  • She does work with Fusco and Zoe, after everything she's taking tabs on them. She's not going to lose any more people if she can help it. Dani is also brought on as a consultant when Fusco is forced to retire from NYPD.
  • The hacker, let's call her Rachel is someone who worked for an anonymous group of hackers that was bent on investigating the weird and catastrophic events that led to ICE 9 virus. They stand against AIs, Rachel's group goes to ground when a mysterious group targets them, fortunately for Rachel the Machine | Root tagged her as a potential asset and set Shaw as her neighbor.
  • Rachel and Shaw start working together but Shaw's aloof, more so than usual. She had a team and a family and it will take a while for Shaw to let anyone close again.
  • Rachel thinks Shaw is a scary superhero, and Rachel doesn't trust the person ('Root'? Pretentious much!) Shaw keeps arguing with over comms. Needless to say, Rachel isn't pleased to learn that Shaw's actually working with an AI.
  • Gen contacts Shaw and Rachel mistakenly thought Gen is Shaw's daughter. Both Gen and Shaw balk at that.
  • "How rich are you?!" Rachel blurts out after Shaw pulls off a really expensive takeover.
    Shaw paused, as if she's actually thinking about it and then admits, "I don't really know."
  • Rachel thinks Zoe is awesome and that Zoe is Shaw's girlfriend, Zoe only laughs at this. Then Kelly comes along.
  • Rachel realizes Shaw is in a strange relationship with an AI with seeming multiple personalities.
  • The Machine | Root enjoys scaring the crap out of Rachel. Rachel threatens to quit at least once.
  • Fusco: "It's like she (Rachel) is the daughter you and cocoa puffs never had."
    Shaw: "I'm going to shoot you."
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I wonder if Shaw ever looks back at her career and how different her life was from how she pictured it.

I think if Relevance hadn't happened Shaw would be perfectly fine doing her job and working for Hersh and Control (as evidenced by the AU episode). She didn't have a problem with their methods nor their management style until they made it into a problem.

I actually think she preferred Hersh's or Control's style over Harold's soft touch approach to action but one thing she does prefer with Harold is, that with Harold she's sure even if they disagree there won't be a bullet with her name on it.

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For @ayrki

I thought about this AU and I realized I don't think this can be a complete AU swap considering her state of mind during the events of Revenge of the Sith and who she is. Here’s what I think an AU of this would look like, I hope it’s okay it’s not exactly what the prompt requested:



At the start of RoTS it would've been a few months (year?) since Ahsoka walked away from the Jedi Order and Ahsoka was disillusioned but she still helped the Jedi when she could.

Namely when she helped organize a resistance against Darth Maul (guy has more lives than a cat) in Mandalore. Ahsoka went toe to toe against Maul and if Order 66 hadn't been activated, she would have captured him.

So if we diverge from the moment Rex (Anakin's loyal right-hand man in the 501st) faked both his and Ahsoka's death the AU can start before Ahsoka goes into self-imposed exile, somehow Ahsoka managed to intercept a message from Obi-Wan about Padme's condition, and the rendezvous point at Polis Massa.Read more... )

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For [tumblr.com profile] potcpoi

My little spy family! I am not lying when I say the ISA part of Person of Interest was my jam! I love the Activity! And because of that love, I share Shaw's slight (not so slight?) bias against the CIA.

In my opinion, the best operators from the CIA were Kara and John and that's it. I wasn't impressed at the CIA folk in season 5.

Meanwhile, I love everyone from the Activity and squee'd whenever they appeared! Samaritan shutting down the Activity saddened me and in retaliation in all my post-season 5 headcanons Shaw always rescues Control from a Samaritan controlled black site and helps her get the Activity up and running again.

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"You have a brilliant mind, Sameen, and you're very gifted but you'll never be a doctor."

As a doctor, Sameen Shaw was exceptional.

I think one of the things fanon forgets about Shaw is how smart Shaw is, she pretends to be a 'grunt' but she isn't. She loves to tease the whole team about being nerds but she's as much as a nerd as anyone in the team. Her skill set is broad and varied but one thing we have canonical proof of is Shaw was a brilliant doctor, more than brilliant she was gifted.

You don't just say that to anyone.

Unfortunately, her brusque bedside manner didn't play well with the patients and with time I sort of understood why Shaw was reprimanded but at the same time, I look at other popular male doctors who are as or worse than Shaw.

If Shaw did her residency in Seattle Grace I think she'd fit with Cristina Yang, and I'm wondering now if Shaw had a Bailey as a mentor would things have gone differently for Shaw because I think Shaw responds well to authority figures who pushed her to be better but also rein her in when she needs to be reined in.

If things had continued I think Shaw would do well as a surgeon maybe, even a neurosurgeon or maybe she'd be a brilliant trauma surgeon because of how well she can operate under pressure. The higher the stakes, the better Shaw shines.

But I wonder if the lifestyle would suit her down the road, we know that Shaw also likes work that gives her a bit of adrenaline, maybe in her off days (when she has them) she'd be the type to do extreme sports.

If she did join the navy so the Navy will pay for her medical school maybe she'd be deployed overseas right in the thick of the action.

Unfortunately, Shaw didn't have a mentor who could have guided her properly and just when her star was rising, she was booted out of the medical program and her life changed forever.

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For [personal profile] chaila

My old staple I keep coming back to is Life but most recently it's Leverage, Burn Notice, and The West Wing.

(I love spy stories, heists, and police procedurals. I also love ensembles with really smart people and I keep hoping re-watching all of the above will rub off on my writing and I can piece together how to write a case fic.)

But Life is the one I keep coming back to especially season 1 because it was such a gentle and kind show about two broken people who learn to find grace. It's a noir that's filled with light, and the show loves Los Angeles so much, as much as Dani Reese and Charlie Crews loves Los Angeles.

For movies: I keep coming back to Gosford Park partly because of the upstairs/downstairs dynamic and a lot because of how it was filmed like it was an ongoing theater with the added bonus of a Golden Aged Detective mystery. I love picking up the details I missed the first time I saw the movie.

For books, I tend to go back to Diana Wynne Jones books but recently in place of novels I've turned more and more to reading fanfic. I like Nomad's West Wing Further to Fly series. I'm amazed at how Nomad was able to write something so similar to TWW style plot and dialogue and made it an ensemble. It's gen with some romantic relationships but the dynamic is all about the ensemble and the politics. Each story flows and builds into the next. I hope to write a long multi-chaptered gen story like this one day.

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For [tumblr.com profile] terapsina

I love crossovers, like a lot. I love smooshing of my favorite shows and characters together, and see how they'd react.

It's like watching dominos fall except I don't know the outcome! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Although reading crossovers is more fun that way!

One of my least favorite things about crossovers is how the characters suddenly become out of character, or you have a sneaking suspicion the only reason why they wrote the crossover is to show how superior the characters from the other show is. There is no equal amount of awesome going around.

Also, there are just some shows that are easy to be... as they used to say, the black dress of crossovers i.e., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, the Stargate franchise, and it's not limited to sci-fi/fantasy, I've seen Criminal Minds in a lot of crossovers.

And, I love reading people react to Buffy, the SG teams, the Criminal Minds team or the Criminal Minds team reacting to the other characters in a different show.
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for @netgirl-y2k

This took me a lot longer to answer because it really forced me to think what I'd want in a sixth season of Person of Interest, like if I had the energy to write a virtual season or even a wish list for what a sixth season would look like:

  • Exploring the world Harold Finch left behind, a little like what happened in Mr. Robot season 2 but this time from a point of view of the hackers who are waking up to the prospect that something really weird happened. Conspiracy theories abound: About the missile that hit downtown New York, about the mysterious billboard messages in Time's Square.
  • Weird things keep popping up, whispers about a prison in Johannesburg that was discovered to run illegal tests on people, and a possible emergent AI. One group, in particular, is running around proclaiming the Robot Overlords have arrived, they hack people and play Robin Hood.
  • Exploration of Sameen Shaw as both Primary Asset and Primary Analog Interface, and the mysterious leader of Team Machine, International (ala Leverage Inc, International) but Shaw doesn't interfere unless she needs to. She only steps in when it's needed, mostly she's okay running her own missions, primarily making sure Samaritan hold outs are taken out. 
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Person of Interest is in my top Forever Shows, fun fact Sarah Shahi is in two shows I consider my Forever Shows!

I love the show, the show gave me a host of compelling characters both good and bad, and all shades of gray. They have a lot of women who are varied and awesome, and not everyone needed to know how to use a gun to be awesome.

I think as a whole though it told a really amazing story about people who are introverts, loners, damaged people who needed a second chance. They formed into an odd family/team but they worked and often under the guidance of an AI that was also coming to its own.

I also love how the show doesn’t put romantic love as the golden standard, more often than not friendship is as important and sought after as a romantic connection.


And, I love that when the show did focus on the romance, it didn’t focus on it to the exclusion of everything else. Characters are allowed to have plot and history beyond their romance (well, not everyone Grace, unfortunately, is there for Harold but it’s Carrie Preston’s acting the elevated Grace. Iris’s character doesn’t have that).


But I would be lying if I say Person of Interest was perfect there. There are no perfect shows, and POI stumbled a lot, and sometimes they got too enamored with their ideas. Particularly in season 5 with all the constraints of the network and possibly (after watching Westworld) influenced by Westworld’s storylines a wee too much.
(It’s a revelation watching Westworld with Person of Interest in the forefront of my mind because there were moments when I went-- oh, that’s why they did that in POI.)


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But in the end, this is the show that gave me Shaw, Root, Harold, Carter, John, Fusco, Zoe Morgan, and Bear, and their occasionally quirky, mysterious AI guardian. I will always be thankful for the show because of that.

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[tumblr.com profile] ghostmartyr

I love Fullmetal Alchemist, both versions! Although not the movie versions of the first FMA.

Hiromu Arakawa wrote FMA so well and with so many amazing characters! She wrote so many awesome women in the story. And I love how the worldbuilding made so much sense the world's system of magic was really inventive!

I love the concept of Equivalent Exchange and the consequences that comes with it, Equivalent Exchange embodied the phrase: 'all magic comes with a price'.

I also love all the relationships in the show and how, at the end of the day Roy and Riza know they can't really atone for the atrocities they commited against the Ishvalan people, all they can do to move forward is to take steps that it won't happen again.

I love the relationship between Ed and Alphonse. I love how they're all badass in their own way, and I love that this story isn't your average shounen story where the protagonist only cared about the next fight to prove they were strong and skilled.

Ed and Al worked toward a goal that made sense to who they were.

Arakawa deserves all the awards!
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for [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777

My next self-care move: taking a nap.

I didn't like to take a nap when I was a kid but as I grew up I began to appreciate naps, a 20 minute nap is usually good for me.

There are days when I don't and I get really grumpy.

Also, I work in a job that requires me to be around people and I usually escape into a quiet place or walk away alone around a mall, it's usually a a good replacement to naps when I can't take a nap. Being around too many people saps my energy and I get really grumpy.

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for [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777

For self-care, I like to indulge in foot massages. I love foot massages.

It’s very affordable where I live and when I’ve finished managing an event I like to get a foot massage the next day.

I prefer foot massages especially after standing up the whole day and rushing around-- events tend to go awry and there’s also a lot of hurrying up and waiting.

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For [tumblr.com profile] wombatmisty

We do, actually!

I celebrate the New Year in typical Filipino fashion: Celebrate with family and then eat Noche Buena dinner while setting off fireworks to usher out the last year and ring in new one.

I think the superstition is the noise and fireworks will drive out the bad juju of the previous year while welcoming the new year, believe me, last night I was doing my share being noisy and loud as I possibly can.

Also, while I know I’ve stopped growing I still jump at midnight hoping I’d still grow a few centimeters, and then we eat 12 grapes at midnight for good luck.

The family reunions are noisy and happy and filled to the brim with food. My uncle invests a lot of money in the fireworks.

Today, New Year’s Day we go to another family reunion, this time with the extended family on my dad’s side. There’s usually mass involved since one of my uncles is a priest and then another round of eating!

As a people, we love to eat and we love to share what we eat, if any guests come to our house the usual phrase after greeting them is: ‘Kain tayo!’ or ‘Let’s eat!’

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Taking a page from [personal profile] musesfool I’ll be doing my annual talking meme on January.

Pick a date in January and give me something to talk about. TV, books, movies, music, poetry, fandom, writing, food, travel, fictional characters (&/or pairings) and all of their feelings, stuff about my life, whatever.

You don’t have to be following me or ever have commented to request a topic.
If you’re doing the meme, I’ll leave topics for you, too! Feel free to link me at any time if you want one.
Feel free to suggest multiple topics/dates.
Feel free to just leave a topic and no date. I’ll fill it in.
January 1 - since it’s new year’s, are there any traditions you do to celebrate/welcome in the new year? | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] wombatmisty
January 2 -
January 3 - Something you did each day for self-care | tumblr for [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777
January 4 - Something you did each day for self-care. pt 2 | tumblr for [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777
January 5 - (Thoughts on) Fullmetal Alchemist? | dreamwidth [tumblr.com profile] ghostmartyr
January 6 -
January 7 - What’s the essential difference between a couple that’s something you ship and a couple that’s an otp? | tumblr [tumblr.com profile] terapsina
January 8 -
January 9 - Analyze Buffy’s three (romantic) relationships on the show and what they each represent during that time in her life | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] seekingoutfriday
January 10 - How about some of your thoughts on Person of Interest as a whole after the finale | tumblr for [livejournal.com profile] darlulu
January 11 -
January 12 - what would your fantasy sixth season of Person of Interest been like? | tumblr for [personal profile] netgirl_y2k
January 13 - Harold-as-ghost ending headcanon | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] ghostmartyr
January 14 -
January 15 - What would your ideal Star Wars fic be? | tumblr for [personal profile] musesfool
January 16 - What kind of book would you really like to read but can’t because it hasn’t been written? | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] terapsina
January 17 -
January 18 - Farscape: The best scifi set on a sentient prison transport or the best scifi set on a sentient prison transport? | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] lazylaziel
January 19 - Thoughts on if shaw was in an AU where robots/synthetics had a prominent and humanoid-esque presence (which would be plenty of video games, tv shows, and also Terminator)? you can factor in her pre-Team Machine or post-, whichever works for you. would she consider robots that look like humans to be alive? does she think being sentient equates being alive? do robots have a soul? does she think The Machine has a soul? Samaritan? | tumblr for
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January 20 - What are your most favorite and least favorite things about crossovers? | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] terapsina
January 21 -
January 22 - Favorite vacation you've ever taken? | tumblr for [personal profile] chaila
January 23 - What pieces of media (books, TV, movies, comics, etc) do you revisit most often and why? | tumblr for [personal profile] chaila
January 24 - Headcanon about Shaw as a doctor | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] potcpoi
January 25 - Headcanon about Shaw and Cole and Hersh at the ISA | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] potcpoi
January 26 - what are your thoughts on an AU of the original trilogy with a swap of Kenobi/Luke with Ahsoka/Leia? Say the major events stay mostly the same but in your opinion, how would it pan out from the end of Rogue One/beginning of A New Hope? | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] ayrki
January 27 - Shaw pondering on the differences between working with the ISA/working with team machine and in particular the differences between her boss at the ISA and Harold | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] potcpoi
January 28 -
January 29 -
January 30 - A year after return 0, where is Shaw? Does she have people helping her in her continued mission to save numbers? | tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] fangirlcommunitycenter
January 31 - Headcanon what you think Shaw would be doing had the Machine not come back on line for [tumblr.com profile] seekingoutfriday

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January Meta-Meme for [personal profile] musesfool (here is another Ahsoka meta from a few days ago)

Catching this before January ends!

In Star Wars Rebels it was revealed that Hera Syndulla’s handler/rebel contact Fulcrum was actually Ahsoka Tano, 15 years after the events of The Clone Wars.

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For January Meta Meme, [personal profile] selenak

If it had been Sarah who died (by accident, since she had no reason to kill herself) on that subway station, and Beth who lived and had to live as Sarah for a while, what would have happened? Not just with Beth, but everyone?


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Slight time shift in my January Memes! Sorry!

for @potcpoi

I really love Harold and Shaw’s relationship. 

They had a contentious start to their working relationship-- not as contentious as Harold’s relationship with Root, that’s a category all on its own. 

One of the reasons why I love their relationship was how unexpected it was. They didn’t have the best of beginnings but their start was not the worst thing ever (yes, okay I’ve been watching Galavant). 

They clashed on almost everything. Harold seemed to expect the worst from Shaw and Shaw in turn seemed to be testing her limits with Harold and John. More Harold than John when she realized as long as she kept her shooting away from center mass John was okay with everything else. 

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To be honest, I wasn’t fond with how the writers decided Harold and Shaw would clash and yes, this is something I lay on the writers feet and not the characters. I knew they would clash at the beginning and I thought the scene in Trojan Horse  was the preview to the type of dynamic we would see in season 3. 

I loved their scene in Trojan Horse they were both snippy and snarky at each other while still maintaining a kind of cool attitude and that would be the norm for season 3. 

This is why I was irked with how the writer’s decided to write Harold and Shaw’s prickly early work relationship, thank goodness they eventually course corrected.

Introducing Dillinger (RAM) helped too. Dillinger wasn’t just a counterpoint to John but a warning for Harold. I think Harold was afraid Shaw would turn into another Dillinger. 

Razgovor was the beginning of a turning point in their working relationship where Harold realized Shaw can be trusted to, if not care for, take a Number’s safety personally. 

Shaw realized Harold wasn’t a hardline kind of boss who would slap penalties at her for failing but it was in Lethe and Aletheia when their working relationship turned for the better.

IMO the two-parter was important for Harold and Shaw, it was important for Harold to learn to trust and rely on Shaw and for Shaw it gave her a glimpse into Harold before he was the reclusive billionaire. 

After the two-parter Harold seemed to trust Shaw a lot more and he seemed more comfortable around her, Shaw also seemed to ease up around Harold and she started to tease Harold more in a similar but slightly different way she did with John.

One thing Shaw also learned to do is how to ‘speak Harold’. Initially Shaw had a difficult time getting Harold to approve any of her plans because to him they seemed brash (Shaw actually took time to explain her plans to Harold, whereas Mr. International Spy would just steal a truck and t-bone another car). By season 4 Shaw got Harold to play along to scare the barista and the green light for stealing from a security company. 

In season 4 I think because of Shaw’s job as a make up counter girl Shaw and Harold got to spend more time together. After all being a thief isn’t a full time gig either, and professor would have some free time too.

Harold and Shaw planned how to approach a Number (Wingman) and Harold was comfortable leaving all the tech support job to Shaw when he was away in Hong Kong (Pretenders) and Harold’s become familiar with Shaw’s favorite sandwich at Park’s (The Cold War). 

I think Harold became fond of Shaw despite her penchant for appearing out of nowhere to give him a minor heart attack, and her way of consuming his top shelf liquor like water or her ‘binary moral compass’. 

I’d like to think that they bonded over good food and chemistry -- although that’s a topic Shaw discussed sparingly because she wouldn’t want to be branded as a ‘nerd’. I also think she didn’t mind the other responsibilities that came with a dog like washing Bear (somehow, Detective Riley is always out chasing a perp), walking Bear, and feeding Bear which I think Harold appreciated. 

One of the things I regret is that they didn’t show us more of Harold’s grief at losing Shaw, understandably the focus was on Root and later on John but they did show the effects losing Shaw had on Harold: 

Claire: You wouldn't just leave me here for dead.”

Harold: “That may have been true once, but that was before I lost someone, someone dear. She's gone now, and I won't risk losing anyone else.”

(Eventually, of course, despite knowing it was a trap Harold can’t just leave Claire even if he was angry he can’t make himself walk away because of the possibility that Claire can be helped. But the mere fact that Harold almost did leave Claire was big.)  

Person of Interest has a lot of interesting relationship dynamics within the team but Harold and Shaw have a special place in my heart. 

I think at the end of the day Harold and Shaw are similar, the way John and Root are similar to each other, but they’re more subtle in their similarities. For one I don’t think they both need an outside impetus or direction to be driven into something, they have a certainty about who they are that is not easy to shake. 

And I really the POI Noir photo above I think the photo encapsulates everything I love about Harold and Shaw. 

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