sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([celeb] it's just where I am)
i. SPICE GIRLS MUSICAL. I have nothing rational to say about this.

ii. I only saw half of Leverage last night because I was super-sleepy and finally gave up and went to bed at 10:30, figuring TNT would rerun it at some point (plus don't they usually stream it online after it airs?). What I saw, I liked!

iii. Since I finished Gossip Girl S1 and don't have S2, I needed something new to watch while I worked out in the morning, so I watched Doctor Who for the first time in ages, namely "Girl In The Fireplace", which I love but whose ending is so fucking stupid that it ruins the whole thing. Ten is irritating me a little less this time around on the whole, though, so that's all to the good, and also I was delighted by seeing Angel Coulby.

iv. I'm working on a chromatic casting for National Treasure, and now I'm so delighted by the cast I've got that I suspect I will be disappointed in the future when I put the DVD in and realize that cast is just in my head. :( I'll have to get into Photoshop at some point today so I can post that.

v. Returning to the subject of Gossip Girl, I really want a Serena/Blair vid to "23rd Street Lullaby". Also, I was thinking about how the show is really obviously the tale of their epic tempestuous love and was like "is this how McShep people feel all the time? Or Wincesters?" I really like this feeling!

vi. Things I have enjoyed reading this Porn Battle:Maybe I'll try to write some more for that today.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([lvg] a kiss may be grand)
Last night's Leverage. )

What is my stomach doing today. Ugh, this is not fucking acceptable. :(
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([lvg] stick around and see how it ends)
I am sick and cranky. Also I caught most of "Abandon All Hope" at last since it reran last night! I say most because about three-quarters of the way through Mom and I decided that we were fucking done with this show. Probably I will tune in again for spoiler for an upcoming episode ), though, and probably I will continue reading/writing/yammering about the characters I like, but I probably won't be watching any more. They've made it perfectly clear how much they hate having me as a fan, so why should I sit back and continue to let them rub it in?

(Consider yourselves lucky; that bit was originally two very long paragraphs until I remembered that I am sick and cranky and thus more likely to be gratuitously nasty, although I could never be as gratuitously nasty about SPN as they are about me. Okay, I'm done, I promise. For now.)

I also started watching Community, which I like! It is a little eerie how closely Greendale resembles my college experience. :D: Frustratingly, Hulu doesn't seem to be working for me today, so I can't watch more. >:(

Plus on Wednesday there was Leverage! Spoilers. )

Like I said, sick and cranky. But at least I'm getting some laundry done.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([tv] the sun lifts a halo)
i. 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. ) :D? :D?


iii. 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:
  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
iv. 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 dislike 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 [ profile] cruisedirector yesterday! We had tasty food and then watched Futurama, and I am never going to call any day involving those activities a fail.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([stock] i like to sleep)
i. It's surprising how quickly I've become dependent on Dreamwidth. They were down when I went to post this last night and I was so bewildered as to what I was going to do.

ii. [personal profile] inlovewithnight and I hung out yesterday, with one of the results being that I finally saw some Leverage! IDK, I liked the sound of it but somehow kept managing to miss it, so today was the first time I had really watched it. It was even more delightful than I had been led to believe. My main reaction is that I really don't think it is so unreasonable to want fic where the entire team gang-bangs Eliot. Plus a million ridiculous Parker/Hardison epics where they have tiny thief babies and carry them around while heisting. DON'T JUDGE ME.

(I think possibly I wife Eliot a little, IDK. I didn't want to wife the Christian Kane character, but. Okay, possibly I have a type in terms of the dudes I wife, and possibly that type is "burly, maybe kind of dim dude who likes to hit people". And/or, in the case of ladies, "girly-girl who likes to hit people".)

Basically it hits all the buttons for me that Burn Notice comes close to hitting but then just barely misses. So much :D I can't even.

iii. hey look it's a prompt-a-thon! I am tempted to post, but shy because I do not know any of the people there and found it while link-following on LJ. /o\

iv. I have this ridiculous idea for a comment meme, where we all make up pairings (obscure minor characters or crossovers; maybe just crossovers) and share fake ~memories~ of big shippy moments for them. Possibly I will try doing that sometime in the next couple of weeks, because I feel like it could deliver some lols. IDK, thoughts?

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