I'm not dead! I just don't have a whole lot to say, or didn't until today. I think the only entry I'd started prior to today was complaining about how much I hate Twittinesis, LoudTwitter, and anything else that crossposts tweets to LJ. I HATE THEM SO MUCH YOU GUYS. If I wanted to read tweets I would use my Twitter account more than once every six weeks or so. There was a CSS tweak that allowed me to collapse LT posts to just empty posts, but then LT went down for a bit and people started using Twittinesis and I haven't been able to figure out how to remove or collapse those posts from my flist yet.ii.
Mom and I finally got S4 of SPN! This means that (after this month, which is crazy-busy with writing and new-job-background-check stuff) I can make that "Thunder Road" vid about John and Mary at long last, and explain the show I am watching, which is a mini-series entitled The Tragedy of John and Mary
, and sometimes I tune in with mild interest for the spin-off about their kids.
First of all, Dean Winchester and I have the same cell phone. Given that the first two ringtones I got with it were the intros to "Rosalita" and "Back In Black", this troubles me.
I'm so proud of my mother, dudes. In the first episode, ( is this still stuff that needs to be spoiler-cut? IDK. )
On that note, over the course of the past few months, there've been a few *Fail-reaction-posts along the lines of how all of us folks who want to talk about problematic aspects of our entertainment are ruining the fun of fandom. I have a few thoughts on that:
- I have said this so many times and apparently fandom does not get it, which I guess is fair because I didn't get it for a long time, either: it is entirely possible to enjoy something and still find it, or aspects of it, problematic and worth criticizing. I dislike a lot of aspects of shows I watch, or books I read, or movies I see, but I enjoy a lot of other aspects of them, and that's why I keep watching/reading/seeing them.
- No one is forcing anyone to talk about anything that they don't want to in their journals. I do not judge anyone for just being here for the lulz/sparkly ponies/whatever, and thus for not getting involved in a lot of srs bzns discussion. I certainly don't think anyone's stupid for not getting involved in whatever srs bzns discussion fandom is having now; lord knows I don't think of myself as an aca-fen if only because I am terrible at being an academic anything. But...
- You know what ruins my fun? Knowing that, for example, if I were a character on Supernatural the only thing I'd get to do would be to die horribly, because my options on that show, being a lady-type, would be helpless victim or an evil bitch. Srs bzns ruins your fun, fair enough, but being marginalized ruins my fun, and we each have the same right to complain about that in our own journals.
- I definitely understand feeling intimidated/alienated by academic language. As far as I can tell, that's part of the point of academese. But if you want to join the discussion anyway, you can do that! You don't have to go super-academic to talk about stuff that you find problematic. You can just say "look, X rubbed me the wrong way". Even following that up with "for Y and Z reasons" is optional; it's your journal. Heck, I tend to feel like that would help a lot, if more people are interested in talking about it without taking it to super-academic levels.
I am so behind on writing this week. Original stuff and fannish; I should probably write more than 2k of the Poly Big Bang story at some point. Especially since I'm 50-50 on whether or not to use that 2k.v.
I'm enjoying Glee
pretty well so far! ( Minor spoilers for 1.01 and 1.02 )vi.
I finished S1 of Leverage
and that was delightful. Basically I want everyone/everyone at this point. Especially if Sophie is involved. Or Eliot. Or Hardison. Or Parker. Or Maggie, even! But especially Sophie. Basically the only character I don't care about quite as much is Nate, and I don't dis
like him, he just doesn't inspire the same levels of seal-clapping as the rest of them.vii.
I read the latest Buffy S8 and...IDK how I feel about this development. Well, these developments, either the ( spoiler/spoiler, or the spoilers spoilering. )viii.
I had a great lunch with cruisedirector
yesterday! We had tasty food and then watched Futurama
, and I am never going to call any day involving those activities a fail.