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Livejournal's new userpages are freaking driving me insane. Really. Really truly. Guh. Really articulate. I know, right?
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the world stops, the world stops, the world ends,
the world ends.
no one notices.
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Found the C. Notes, now have to find a new med manager. It's always something - and my test is 1.5 weeks away and I still haven't heard from ETS! ::Head-Desks::
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Originally posted by innogen
at Testing a repost button
So, found out about this nifty repost button, and decided I wanted to test it out.
So, Okay....This has a lot of possibities. But I still don't like the changes LJ is planning. I purchased a permanent account some time ago, and each change just seems to make my life more difficult. ::sigh::
Ack, now I can't find my c. Notes! I really, really don't want to re-read all those Shakespeare plays, Dante's Inferno, the who-the-heck-knows by Chaucer, Spenser's Faerie Queene and Shepherd's Calender; oh, and uh, memorize every form of verse, rhythm, and the progression of the English language in the next two weeks. ::Head-Desks:: I decided I really hate grammar as well.
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Yeah, raining in Portland. No surprise, right? LOL.
I don't think I've figured out the meaning of life, birthdays aside. Huh. Maybe sometime this year?
I'm home; it's raining. The coast was cold. I'm not that good at photography, but I'll see what I can salvage from my camera.
I really dislike laundry. It's always one red thing ruining everying.
I need to know who all I should sort into Supernatural. I spent seven/eight years on the fringes before diving into that show, and now I'm making up for lost time. So, custom friends tick box?
My completely irreverent tumblr blog:
and now it's even spelled right
Misha Collins interviewers? What is your obsession about porn and Sera Gamble? Really? Seriously? Stop Poking at the nice Executive producer who writes one or two scripts a year? Yes? Please?
I'm in the middle of reading an interview with Misha Collins, and just about the first thing the interviewer asks is if Collins hates Sera Gamble? WTF? The Bourne-Again Identity
stigma appears to really be a divisive issue within Supernatural fandom, creating a three-way split, uh, literally. (Not that the Interviewer bothers to explain anything to the reader, no, just lets the reader infer, making the interviewer even more stupid.)
, at the Huffington Post.
Oh, yeah, the interviewer is oddly interested in porn as well:Cas and Dean. They're a continual source of speculation, fan fiction, pornography…
Yep. I'm just always gratified that I'm in some small way contributing to any kind of pornography. It warms the cockles of my heart. Words chosen carefully.
I haven't finished the article yet; I'm sure more cosmopolitan fans found this much more quickly than I. I just ran across this in my clumsily explorations on Twitter and Tumblr and thought I'd pass it on. While I enjoy reading and (trying) to write fanfiction, I fail to see why article interviewers need to bring the whole sordid fan-drama-mess to the actor's (any actor's) face and question him about it. While I'm all for reader-response critical theory, that's taking things too far. These are the kinds of questions that push fan divisions even further, which in turn encourage the writers to write scripts encouraging further mocking of said divisions.
All the blogging services are confusing me - Dreamwidth, Livejournal, Twitter, Tumblr, Wordsmith??? ?? Oh, and Facebook. Really, what is the point? I can't seem to get any of them to sync up.
Who uses the super-post client from Hell?
Does one even exist?
Patty Hewes? What The Freakin' Flaming F?
Damages is making less and less sense as the season goes on. Patty and Ellen are definitely heading into another collision zone (yeah, so what else is new - remember how we met them?), but I'm beginning to wonder if I will care if anyone actually survives this season.
Good thing Glen Close managed to get out of her contract for good, right?
Because I really could care less about the whole Patty Vs. Michael custody battle, and whether or not Ellen will survive the great wrongful death trial (where she is playing lawyer) so she can testify against Patty (where she is playing witness for Patty's bratty nineteen-year-old drug-dealer/lord son).
Right now, Ellen is the only character I actually like, but the show likes to illustrate how emotions equate badness in the world of law. In Damages, because Ellen has a decent moral compass, people like Patty will take advantage of her every single time, and then basically stand around and point out how her emotions and compassion are a detriment to her ambitions, which she has too much.
The two women stay in each other's orbit, refusing to completely break their history. Patty tells herself she still has use for Ellen; Ellen tells herself she wants to still want to consult Patty's expertise. Finally, when Ellen appears to move completely out on her own, all hell appears to break loose, and not just with a case involving international hacking. The two two women, who have been playing mind games with each other for years; heck, Patty even tried to have Ellen killed when she was a first year associate and Ellen actually got over that, believe it or not; have increased the mudslinging, but Patty doesn't quite know where to aim. Since Patty is a lot higher up in the lawyer world, she has a lot farther to fall; Ellen, in turn, can easily make an enemy in Michael if she doesn't deliver her testimony to tune against his mother - ...
I've been catching up on the last couple of season of Damages, and Wow! Patty and Ellen have taken screwing each other to whole new heights. Now in it's fifth and final season, the audience is wondering if Ellen will win her case, beat Patty at her own viscous lawyer game, or end up dead at Patty's hand. Of course there's a twist, this show always presents one, but the question remains, will the twist be an obvious one, or is Ellen really dead from a ten to twenty story drop from a building top?
Does anyone know?
Continuum episode 1x09 aired tonight, and if a time traveling paradox wasn't enough to do my head in, the fact that I still feel as if I saw the episode before, Once Upon A Time, is weirding me out. The show is well done, so I don't think it's just that the writing is predictable. The production values are pretty good, too. Some of the things I 'remember' happening, haven't yet, unless the writers are waiting for the next episode to spring Kiera's stealth activities during tonight's hostage crisis, complete with tech, on her 21st century partner and police captain?
By the way, does anyone know if this show has been renewed?
Okay, so it doesn't mean anything to anyone but me. Just another part of placing the past in the past, for good.
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Cracky, with Season Eight Spoilers.
Real and Imagined.--Cut-- Click here for more --Cut--
Need I say more? The people who actually know me call on my mobile. Telemarketers and surveyors auto-dialers continuously dial the land-line. I'm seriously thinking about disconnecting the house phone.
Why do all the plots in Continuum feel as if I've seen them six months, or a year ago? The same with Leverage's new season? True, Continuum takes place yonder up North in Vancouver, BC, and I could just be a bit confused since Portland's name is thrown about (Time Traveling Terrorist Gangs originate in Portland, OR, these days, don't'cha know?); and these year's Leverage actually 'is' in Portland (I think the writers got tired of pretending Portland was really Boston, and now the producers get to run a micro-brew/restaurant).
Maybe the deja vu stems from actually living in Portland? I feel like I've seen all the episodes (well, two so far in Leverage's case) someplace before. Maybe I just watched too much syndicated television in the nineties?
I'm still hung up on Continuum's Time Cop Procedural/Mystery/Romance Meets Chicky Fanfiction/Angst/Predictable/Plots which can't seem to decide if it takes place in Vancouver, BC, or in the United States; because, c'mon, only in fanfiction or early mystery drafts do Canadian Cops try to co-opt Portland Police officers without any explanation, right? It's 2012 (pronounced twenty-twelve, puh-leeze), as the show is so fond of saying, and one can't cross the international border without a Passport/Passport ID - so, yeah, realistic? Pfft? Time Cop girl should have stuck with black ops CIA (cue the Alias theme music).
Just a thought.
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When doctors (and by extension, men or people) stop acting trustworthy, I stop trusting them.
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In May I started marathoning, and am on my second run through, Supernatural, and have been reading several fanfictions the past few days. I've noticed that the the best fics are ones that don't bother with long author notes, don't beg for reviews, and don't intrude on the story in the middle. I'll try to post a list of good stories soon - crossovers, adventures, and slash. Although, I still think nothing quite so both attracted and repelled me as the 'Pizza man' scene involving Castiel and Meg in Season Five Six. Creepy. So Wrong. Sigh.
Back to fics. The worst fics excessively rearrange television time lines, and the very worst draw the readers' attention by leaving behind half a page full of disclaimers, drawing attention to the glaring improbability of rearranged birthdays and seasonal events, including a jumble of rot the reader probably doesn't need to know (out of context) outside a well written-story; or, even a well-intentioned story.
Also, a special hell exists for fanfic authors who tout the fact they are holding back a completed story and only posting it over a period of time, and that hell burns more intensely if it's in exchange for reviews. Since fanfic readers are usually OCD on one level or another, this is just cruel. I just won't read those stories at all; I use my 'negotiating with terrorists' policy. I really highly recommend it.
Long author notes are not needed. Fanfiction readers are a forgiving lot. (Unless you withhold) They provide lots and lots of positive feedback, sometimes line-by-line, much to many an author's embarrassment. Why? If a person is reading fanfiction, chances are they are writing it, too.
Anyway, so yeah, fanfiction lets us all take shortcuts with character development by providing some really great people, and things (Impala), to start with, but that doesn't give us writers the excuse to produce gigabytes of vomit to post ...