[identity profile] blythechild.livejournal.com
In the last episode comment posting in this community, some folks lamented the general atmosphere of crickets here, and then [livejournal.com profile] a_blackpanther suggested that some members might want to discuss more general themes related to the show, sooooooo... yeah, I decided to do a thing. And since things can be daunting for some, I decided to fill the thing with fun little checkboxes because who doesn't like checking things off, amirite?

Below is a poll with lots of questions that hopefully encourage a little back and forth. Feel free to expand on your opinions in the comments section, okay?

[Poll #1960090]

As I said above, please feel free to expand on your answers in the comments!

*EDIT*: LOL! I'm impressed that so many of you think that this show needs more dinosaurs XD
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[personal profile] a_blackpanther
And Buzzfeed has a cute article about CM: 17 Tiny Things The Writers Of “Criminal Minds” Need You To Know .Which you probably already knew if you've been hanging around here, but it's still interesting. And they apparently know how unlikely the character backgrounds are time-wise. And apparently you can use a cognitive interview to find your keys. 
[identity profile] mycha-kk.livejournal.com
A lot of people commented the latest CM episode felt like one from the old school, and this made me think of all the previous seasons. There is a LOT of good stuff there and I've begun to wonder...

read me :) )
[identity profile] kuriadalmatia.livejournal.com
Oh, we knew they were going to be renewed (okay, really hoped that CBS and ABC wouldn't be stupid to cancel them since CM is the #1 show on Wednesday per EW) but we just didn't know if everyone was going to return...

Mantegna, Gibson, Moore, Vangsness and Cook all signed 2 year deals. I wonder if Gibson's included the chance to direct more episodes.

Didn't MGG re-up last year for two years? Or is he the only one still without a contract?

Here's the announcement from EW: http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/05/09/criminal-minds-renewed-for-ninth-season/
[identity profile] kuriadalmatia.livejournal.com

From EW.com:

“It’s a much-maligned show,” [Nina] Tassler said of Minds.

“I happen to enjoy the show. It’s not for everybody. It’s an adult show.
It’s a suspense thriller. And within that it’s also a character crime
procedural. It’s given an appropriate rating. I don’t let my
[14-year-old] kid watch it. I do. It’s a genre show … I think we’re
making a huge mistake — and I’d say it to Bob to his face — to let any
of the [violence] conversation devolve into ‘my show vs. your show.’
This is a much bigger issue.”

[identity profile] gsyh.livejournal.com
What do you make of Criminal Minds's repeated assertions that the serial killer in question have to be in the same race as that of his(/her) victims, to the point of completely ignoring other possibilities, like in "Fear and Loathing"? I haven't seen all the episodes yet (is there one or more that featured a cross racial serial sex killer?)

Trigger Warning: real cases of sexual assault and murder being discussed, also colonialism

cross racial serial predators )
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Hello all,

I'm sorry I haven't been around much for the past few weeks, but RL does tend to interfere with fandom. Anyway, way back when we had the Friending Meme I also asked for what people would also like to see in this comm more and the majority answer was "more discussion". I've talked it over with my co-mods and they agree that this is a great idea.

As such I'll be instituting Round Table Mondays (eh, I'm open to name suggestions as well) which will consist of someone making a discussion post for a topic of their choice. In order to help the discussion along, I'm looking for volunteers to write a bit of meta (not long - say 100 words or so? - not set in stone) on whatever topic they would like discuss.It's easier to start of a discussion if there's already some information and place from which to start.  So if you'd like to be a topic starter just let me know in a comment here with a date (and maybe a topic). I'm taking sign-ups for every Monday  for the foreseeable future. The topics have to be in some way related to Criminal Minds, but tehy don't necessarily have to involve the characters/events in the show - if you'd like to talk about real serial killers, or the real BAU or death and morality and assisted dying - by all means don't let me stop you.  Of course if you have any suggestions for the improvement of this format, I'm willing to listen to those as well. 

I'm also instituting Friday Rec Day, which will consisted of a post made by me every Friday in which people can rec any piece of fanart (fics, drawings, vids, etc.) they've stumbled upon this week (or well at any time) and think is awesome. People will also be able to make requests for certain kind of rec if they wish to do so. 

November is also NaNoWriMo, so here's a little cheering for those of you who're taking part in it - I hope it's going well!

As usual I'm interesting in what everyone has to say about all this and suggestions are more than welcome. 

Sign up list for Round Table Monday... )
[identity profile] kuriadalmatia.livejournal.com
From EW.com ...

The obligatory CM Bashing post in EW's "Getting Tired or Still Inspired" http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20498858,00.html#20970579. What is most surprising is that Ken Tucker didn't write it. "DF" did.

Yet Sandra Gonzalez came to the show's defense http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20498858,00.html#20970576.
[identity profile] jl-decker.livejournal.com
To say the land of Criminal Minds fandom has been full of ups and downs in the last year would be an understatement. I’m kind of glad the season is over, if just to get a break from the drama. Of course, the drama for this season started last summer, so I may not get a break at all! Time will tell.

That aside, this season finale did not leave us with a cliffhanger, or an ‘OMG IS SOMEONE GOING TO DIE?!’ moment. It did, however, leave us with questions about next season’s casting, which if you’ve followed the Criminal Minds news, you’re already aware of. If you’re not, read on.

[identity profile] danikos-realms.livejournal.com
I’ve reached episode 16 of Criminal Mind’s last season, and I can sum it up in a couple of words: what the fudge? I’m not trying to offend anyone’s sensibilities, but I though this show was a huge deal in the USA. What the heck are they doing lately? And what’s up with the spin-off?

The Rant )

Now, what do you think? Am I being unreasonable, picky, bitch-y? I really do welcome any kind of opinions, because this cannot seriously be as bad as it looks . . . Anyway, that’s my two cents. I’m really disappointed with this season.
[identity profile] hotch-fan.livejournal.com
After reading [Poll #1670780]

Edit: Thanks to [info]gandolforf for pointing out than I can add more than one question to a poll. I am very embarrassed and I apologize in advance for the inconveniences.
[identity profile] kuriadalmatia.livejournal.com
At first, I was kind of miffed that, well, Criminal Minds wasn't mentioned in the opening paragraphs. Numb3rs was, and it has been canceled. So I was all prepared to leave a note about how Criminal Minds was looked over yet again (because, let's face it, this show gets little love from any media or its network)

Then..."...in the shows the antisocial characters usually have an excuse for their horrible personalities, typically a single traumatic event in their past."

They even got the details right about the traumatic event...

Followed by: "#2.Government Agencies Are Full Of Walking Supercomputers"

Warning -- NSFW because of language...and ads for zombies...

[identity profile] elliptic-eye.livejournal.com
Everybody always says it would be great to have more casefic in this fandom, but crafting a good one is exacting work. I can't be the only one who could use all the help she can get when it comes to getting the details right, can I?

So this post is for sharing your go-to resources for writing Criminal Minds fanfic. Links to online material are especially welcome, since they're freely available to everybody, but if you have hard-copy titles you'd like to recommend, please do.

ALSO: Please feel free to REQUEST a particular kind of resource you'd like to see. Maybe somebody has just exactly the right thing in their files or Delicious account somewhere.

Anyway, here's what's in my bookmarks and on my shelves:

The Basics )

Forensics, Cadavers, and Physical Evidence )

Serial Killers and Criminal Psych )

Miscellaneous/Tangential )

Any more? Please share!

Additions, courtesy of our fabulous fellow fen:
John Douglas, basis for Rossi's character
Criminal Minds Fanwiki Glossary
Bartol & Bartol, Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach
Andrews & Bonta, Psychology of Criminal Conduct
Fanfic_Med: researching medical aspects of fanfiction
Robert K. Ressler's website (RL profiler)
IMFDB entry for Criminal Minds
Notes on a lecture by former BAU member Mary Ellen O'Toole
Kaigou's Basics of Street Mentality
Dark Dreams, by Roy Hazelwood (RL profiler)
[identity profile] 0iamthe-goddess.livejournal.com

Name: Anestazcia
Age: 19
Location: U.S. of A.
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds
Other Shows Watched: Ghost Whisper, Bones, Frindge, House, Gossip Girl, Castle, Say Yes to the Dress, and more.
Favorite Quote: "One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not to be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place," ~ Emily Dickinson.
Favorite Color: Silver
If I was a criminal, I'd be...: Matthew Gray Gubler's stalker. Just kidding of course. ;)


I would like to say this community is amazing and the people here are really cool. I've been watching [stalking--I have an issue with stalking ;) lol] this community for a long while now and it always makes me happy when I read the discussion posts and see the talents presented here...(i.e. icons...) I always smile when there is a new post. And after finally getting the nerve (I'm horrible self-conscious) I thought I would introduce myself and bring up a question I had about the timeline of the show.

I'm sorry if this question has been asked; I went through the tags and didn't spot it. If I missed it could someone direct me to it please?

I'm writing a fanfiction story and would like to stay as faithful to the show as possible. Is there an established timeline for the show? I've been doing some math and I have come up with vast years, dates, etc...Does anyone have any theories about when the show takes place? Like what years each season takes place? I've spent so much time trying to figure this out and decided I should come here to the experts. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

And, I'm not a natural English speaker so I apologize in advance.
[identity profile] gen-is-gone.livejournal.com
After seeing Inception for the fifth time the other day (yes, I am obsessed), I began to think: If our intrepid BAU team were an extraction team instead, what role would they each play? for anyone who hasn't seen Inception, the list is under a cut.
Spoiler Alert )
ext_28944: (CM - Boys)
[identity profile] goddessdster.livejournal.com
Hi all,

I just joined and I have a question, so I figured I'd introduce myself while I'm here:

Name: goddessdster, or Diana
Age: 41
Location: New Orleans
Favorite TV Show:  Of all time?  Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Other Shows Watched:  Bones, L&O: Criminal Intent, BSG, all Trek, I'm basically a crime junky and sci-fi geek...
Favorite Quote:  "Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality." Les Brown
Favorite Color:  Red or purple, depending on my mood.
If I was a criminal, I'd be... I'd probably allow my anger at injustice in the world override my common sense and turn me into a vigilante spree killer.

The Question
So I'm a fan of "Best of" lists (Buffy fans can make them in their sleep!), and I was wondering what everyone's favorite episodes are?  They can be character or team-specific, best crimes, best unsubs, best anything.  Lists are fun.  Share yours with me!

[identity profile] raptor-moon.livejournal.com

Name: [livejournal.com profile] raptor_moon  (seeking the impossible, anonymity on the web)
Age: 42...the answer to life, the universe & everything
Location: Earth
Favorite TV Show:  The one I'm currently watching
Other Shows Watched: Bones, Eureka, Primeval, Dr. Who, Stargate (SG-1, A & U) 
Favorite Quote: Subject to change
Favorite Color: Cyan
If I was a criminal, I'd be... either the mastermind, or quickly caught.

A question... )


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