sohotrightnow: Gul Dukat leering, labeled "with club sauce" ([st] look at banner kira!)
Three good pop-culture things! Well, four, but one is left over from yesterday and I'm just still jazzed about it.
  1. This is almost a week late at this point, but seriously, extremely minor P&R spoiler ) ETA: Okay call me a tinhat but upon consideration I actually choose to believe that someone on the writing staff was in fact doing a little Clarence Clemons tribute with that whole plot.
  2. Speaking of Springsteen, I can count on one hand the number of NCIS episodes I've seen, but this picture of Pauley Perrette with Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa at the Grammys is pretty great.
    Q: on a scale of "noticeably" to "completely and totally", how baked is Bruce?

    A: 11.
  3. Community is coming baaaaaaack! I'd read a couple of good "everyone chill the fuck out" posts from around the pop culture blogosphere when it last aired, pointing out that it would probably be back by summer at latest once more than a couple of the mid-season replacements flopped, because blah blah blah network inside baseball. But I was also determined not to get my hopes up, and of course there was the danger, if it took too much time, that everyone would move on to other things. And even then my best hope was that it would be back in the summer, so the fact that it's going to be back in just under a month is FABULOUS. :D
  4. I've read some pretty great books lately, with a pretty solid good-to-disappointing ratio! ACROSS THE UNIVERSE was the rare super-disappointing exception for the last week or so, although I suspect all the hype I'd heard didn't help, since I was expecting a lot more than if I'd just gone in planning on a passable YA sci-fi read. I started Kate Elliott's SPIRITWALKER trilogy, though, and that's been super-fun and I may end up putting it on my Yuletide request list, because I ship basically everyone with everyone else and would love some fun silly adventures, particularly sexy ones. I really liked GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS, too; it had a couple of issues but it's probably going on my list of favorite high fantasy works, quite possibly beating out LOTR simply because I liked it so much more.
Feel free to talk to me about any of these things (or others: me and [personal profile] schmerica are still working through DS9, for one thing!) in the comments, because I have been at a bit of a loose ends, fannishly, lately, and feeling like I have nothing to really contribute to the fannish conversation.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([comm] oh that's nice!)
I'll come up with two others later, but for now, a VERY GOOD THING, from Vulture. My faith has been rewarded, it's a miracle!
NBC says Community will return to its schedule Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m. (We'll pause so you can fist-bump your neighbor.)
I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN YOU, SHOW.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([comm] did I listen to "come sail away"?)
This week's P&R was a bit boring, with the best part, naturally, being April and Andy. I really love the return of their Janet Snakehole & Burt Macklin, FBI roleplay, that's kind of the best. Also I got really projecty and had a lot of FEELINGS and got angry at Ben, it was ridiculous. /o\

But more importantly, last night when I had stopped drinking but in the six hours while I was sobering up to go to work, I spent some time yelling at Twitter about how this week's Community, which was largely...whatever, made me really really want fic where Troy is a Chameleon Arch'd Time Lord, and possibly even the Doctor himself. It started as a stupid joke about this last shot pre-credits gag, but then it just, um, got away from me. Spoilery for Troy's subplot of this week's episode, and a little bit for this season in general, but mostly just unspeakably ridiculous. )

Fortunately [personal profile] lizbee gamely chatted with me on Twitter about this, and the various things that needed to happen, like River enrolling (or taking a job as an archaeology professor?) because she's tired of waiting for Troy to figure it out and wants to take matters into her own hands, Britta vs. Daleks, and Jack Harkness falling in love with Shirley and being completely bewildered when the usual ~Harkness charm~ doesn't work on her, and so following her around the campus all starry-eyed. Also Annie/Amy(/Rory). Britta/River would be pretty great, too, upon consideration. Basically this is ridiculous and stupid and also may be my new personal canon, precisely because of how ridiculous it is.

ETA: Now I'm just picspamming )
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([stock] above the world)
I realized it had been some time since I updated LJ, so here are some things going on with me.

i. Tuesday, [personal profile] baked_goldfish, [personal profile] redbrickrose, and I saw Circumstance, which was excellent. Oh man, Internet, being trapped in a situation, and getting out or even just learning to live with it is a favorite narrative framing device of mine, and this was such a great example of one. A few more thoughts. ) I have a lot more thoughts on it but I just keep adding to them, so maybe there will be a longer reaction post later. Only negative I have is probably the way the subtitles were done; they were only white, with no outlining or anything, so when the text showed up against a window you could lose something like half the line, and while you could typically guess what they were saying it was definitely distracting.

ii. Finally talked to one of my managers about going to part-time or contractor status sometime around the end of the year. I'd been sort of job-hunting for awhile, but I realized that honestly, what I want to be doing is writing, and as it is right now I just don't have the werewithal to manage it around another full-time job. And while I might find a full-time job that I enjoy more than the one I've got currently, I'd still have this same problem. So that will probably happen around December or January, knock wood.

iii. I've had a killer sinus headache for the past ten days and finally gave in and went to the doctor today. He basically told me to keep doing the things I was already doing, but also prescribed antibiotics, so I've at least got that going for me.

iv. I came to a pretty intense realization yesterday as the result of something I offhandedly tweeted, so I'm processing that. Again, possibly there will be a longer post later, but I have been absurdly sleepy all day and am pretty emotionally drained lately besides, so tl;dr-ing is not currently on the horizon.

v. I got a call the other day from a recruiting agent about a web developer job! I ended up passing on it, because it wasn't something I thought I'd like that much more than what I'm doing now anyway, and as said above it wouldn't serve my goal of giving me enough time to seriously devote to writing, and the timing of interviews and all was just too stressful (especially given that it wouldn't have been enough of a pay bump to make the other issues worth it). But it was nice to clarify to myself that writing full-time is, indeed, my goal, and I got a bit of phone-interview practice, and it's always a nice ego boost to have someone contact you for a job, especially a nice-sounding one. I'm not completely unemployable, hooray!

vi. I enjoyed the Community premiere, especially now that spoilers ) And P&R was fun, but I don't have quite as much yammering to do on it; it was just totally enjoyable. Also I kind of want I don't actually think this is a spoiler, but just in case ).

vi. I'm behind on Ringer and Downton Abbey, but the latter I know is and the former I suspect will be great "it's gloomy and I feel crappy and I want to drink wine and eat ice cream and binge on TV" choices, so I actually don't mind saving up a good backlog.

vii. Still not crazy about last week's Who in terms of story, although again, I think it was a very well-done episode. And I loved that minor spoiler ), that was wonderful.

viii. Next week I am going to NYC to spend part of the holidays with [personal profile] fox1013! \o/

UGHHHHHH okay I'm going to finish working on a few batches I brought home with me from work so I wouldn't have to use an entire day of sick time and could instead just use a half-day and scatter the work around to accommodate sleeping/doctor's appointments as necessary. Although possibly I'll take a nap first. And have another beer.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([atla] zuko can totally do undercover)
Signups for Round Two (Katara) are up over at [community profile] avatar_minis! I realized while I was filling out my own signup that I read Katara as queer. Definitely bi, quite possibly full-on gay. Hmm.

I also realized that part of my violent DNW reaction to Pierce on Community is that he is exactly like a guy I used to work with at B&N, namely the one who sexually harassed me. I appreciate that the show freely acknowledges that he's pretty creepy, though, and also establishes that spoiler ) In fact, I really like that when the show is mean to anybody (which it really isn't; it's actually pretty kind to its characters most of the time) it's most likely to be the (straight, able-bodied, but all of the main cast are straight so far, though I love the way they handle ability issues with Abed) white guys.

Today is a slow day at work, and it turns out that something I'd been stressing over (a picky request from E., one of the head honchos of the company, about a hotel she'd be staying at for a conference) was NOT, in fact, for the conference she's going to next week in Prague, but is for one in November in Atlanta, so I a) don't have to worry about trying to find someone who speaks Czech here or English there to get to request across, and b) don't have to worry about it, period, for another couple of months, at the very least. \o/ Instead I just have to make some reservations for the dinners we'll be hosting during the ALA conference next month.

Then M. took me out to lunch, because a former intern who just got her MLS came by to visit and she thought we'd get along well. &M;

UGHHHH MY STOMACH IS STILL ALL WEIRD. NOT A FAN. I feel fine otherwise, but there's this vague nausea that occasionally swells up just high enough to make me wonder if I'm going to have to make a dash for the bathroom, and then subsides again. Possibly the soup I had for lunch was not the best idea (coconut-chicken soup from the Thai place across the street; delicious but cream-based and very rich). :(

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