sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([dw] do believe that it is this nursery)
Ughhhhh I am super-anxious today and IDKY. Wait, no, I totally do, because I tried to make a payment on my credit card via phone and the guy talked way too fast for me to understand half of what he said and even though I know for a fact I've got enough to cover the payment and the Thanksgiving dinner I am doing for the family, money stuff always freaks me out.

Instead, have some questions about things that make me happy while I take deep breaths and try to stop freaking out.

Question: How much better would the world be with a lot more lolsy roleplay fic? Partly this arose from us rewatching early X-Files, and someone comparing Mulder to a "creepy high school biology teacher", and then I said I really wanted fic where Mulder is trying to talk Scully into roleplaying it. I think we also discovered my Sex Chicken weakness, namely that there is a direct correlation between how likely I am to bail and how srs bzns everyone involved in the hypothetical scenario is taking said scenario. Then today I listened to the version of "Fire" from the DotEoT box set and holy shit, it is a scary enough song when a dude sings it, but then when, on the last verse, Silvio fucking Dante comes in to harmonize? NIGHTMARES FOREVER. Then me and [personal profile] inlovewithnight had this conversation.
Me: I'm just going to pretend it's the result of Bruce and Steve being really high and trying some kind of stupid roleplay. Lolarious roleplay attempts make everything better.
Night: Failiest roleplayers.
Me: ughhhhh now I want to write them having hilarious faily sex where Bruce is trying really hard to write this song and Steve just keeps trolling him and both of them are high and giggly and Steve is egging Bruce on because he thinks it's funny when Bruce tries to be ~smooth~.
Question: HOW IN LOVE ARE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND STEVEN VAN ZANDT? ANSWER: CRAZY IN LOVE. THEY ARE SO CRAZY IN LOVE. Ughhhh every time I think my love for this band has gone back down to normal-person levels something will happen, like a concert or Night getting the Darkness on the Edge of Town box set, and here I go again. GIRLS, WHAT'S MY WEAKNESS?



THESE DUDES.

As Jim Cullen, author of Born in the USA: Springsteen and the American Tradition, noted, the two men "gazed" into one another's eyes as they sang and shared the microphone so closely their lips almost touched (Cullen 132).

...we will look at each other occasionally and say, "It's nice to be standing next to you, after all this time."

Question: How fucking high is Harrison Ford in this interview with Conan?

UGHHHHH I'M STILL ALL ANXIOUS, TALK TO ME ABOUT THE E STREET BAND. OR ABOUT CHARACTERS YOU WANT TO SEE HAVING HILARIOUS ROLEPLAYING SEXVENTURES.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([stock] all this beauty)
OKAY SO FIRST OF ALL, because I forgot for most of the day, Round Two of the Home Team Matches is up here!

Second of all, okay, so when [personal profile] ishie wrote me her amazing Buffy/John story that everyone should read, there was a line in it, and whenever I reread that story I find myself invariably sealclapping at that line, when John observes that Buffy is "maybe just barely tall enough to reach the pedals when she drives". Why did this delight me so much?
Scully: How come you always get to drive? Because you're the guy? Because you're the big macho man?
Mulder: I was just never sure your little feet could reach the pedals.
You would think my ridiculously gleeful reaction whenever I hit that line would clue me into the fact that maybe I was, okay, still kind of affectionate towards the show it references. And yet somehow it has been years since I last watched a single episode, and even longer since I watched more than one or two in passing.

Until last night.

Last night, I stayed at [personal profile] austen's! It was very good times; however, it wasn't all fun and games and alcohol (...lots of alcohol). I was there on business, because her fannish education had apparently been sorely lacking. That is to say, she had never seen The X-Files. So I nobly took it upon myself to educate her. Half a dozen episodes later -- if that -- she was on the Home Team post, voting for, in her own words, "the woman [who] has mastered the art of refusing-to-deal-with-your-bullshit in a single glance", aka Dana Katherine Scully.

The unfortunate side effect was that I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN ♥_♥.

UGH GUYS &MULDER; and &SCULLY; and &SKINNER; and &THE LONE GUNMEN; and &KRYCEK; and I'D FORGOTTEN ABOUT LITTLE PENDRELL AND THE CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN. Guys, in "Bad Blood", Mulder is a total ass even in his version of events; he is a pretentious douche who monologues at everyone and gives the pizza kid a two-cent tip. Oh my god, having to advise [personal profile] austen not to bother trying to make any sense of the mytharc because it is not going to happen. :D :D :D

Like, I can't even. I started watching when I was in, I think, fourth grade. When I was in sixth grade, I heard about this phenomenon out on ~the Internet~ (which we had just gotten) where people were writing their own stories about Mulder and Scully, sometimes where they got together. And I've always been aware of what a formative influence X-Files was on me, fannishly, but I think I might've, idk, underestimated the possibility of it still having that kind of an effect on me. Which is weird, because goodness knows plenty of other things from that time still have a huge effect on me (see Bruce Springsteen's music). Like, even then, the stories that interested me the most were the crazy crossovers.

ALSO GUYS IT TURNS OUT MAKING JOKES ABOUT HOW EVERYONE IS GOING TO BANG KRYCEK IS LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE, YOU NEVER FORGET HOW TO DO IT

ONLY IN THIS CASE IT'S THE VILLAGE BICYCLE, ALEX KRYCEK

Only negative is that now I want to scrap what I've got of Poly Big Bang and write Mulder/Scully/Buffy/John or Buffy/John/Krycek. NOT ACCEPTABLE.

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