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catching up on a billion things

  • Jun. 21st, 2006 at 2:22 AM
cali: (falling asleep at the wheel)
Things I have noticed:

  • If you don't actually know the end score of the game, watching the Mavs play the Heat in game 6 of the NBA finals is just as tense as watching it live. I was totally yelling at them pretty much the whole game. omg.

  • I would like to party with Christian Kane. Yes, I would. It sounds like fun: [ mp3 of the house rules thanks Kassie! ]

  • My friends find it bizarre that I like basketball. I am still trying to figure out how I will be able to convince them to go watch Golden State Warriors games next season.

  • My personal corner of fandom has pretty much slowed to a well, a really slow thing, during all of this MsScribe stuff. Personally, I was active on fandom_wank back in those days (mostly due to a pretty strong sense of cynicism about my only active fandom at the time, Harry Potter) so I remember pretty much all of the events discussed in the saga. To find out that so many of the huge blowups in that fandom are waaaay more correlated than anyone would ever have imagined is sort of horrifically awe inspiring.

    And on a more personal note: I'd be lying if I didn't say that I, at one point, wished I was a bnf. I imagine that most fandom newbs wish for that. But good lord, cliquishness, in most forms is not pretty, nor are the lengths msscribe went to in order to be part of that. I can also admit that when I was in junior high I helped to ostracize a girl simply because she shared a first name with one of my friends. It was a stupid, horrible thing to do and it is such a perfect example of how mobbish and vicious teenage girls can be. I only wish that that sort of behaviour was limited to teenage girls who don't know of any better ways to get out their aggression than skullduggery and name-smearing. What a shame that so many supposed adults engage in the same petty vindictive behaviour all over fandom all the time. I would love to think that we will all learn from this, and learn how to better assess our cliquish persuasions, but I doubt people really will. For me, that's always been one thing that sucks big time about fandom.

  • In my first attempt at gardening since I was a little kid and my best friend's mom taught me some stuff (and my best friend made me lick a snail because I didn't want to look like a girly girl in front of my male bff) I have discovered that I still do not like bugs, and that I grow easily frustrated by gardening difficulties.

    I have planted so far: 6 planter boxes and pots of mixed flowers, 2 tomato plants, a cucumber, a zuchinni, and a crookneck squash. I have seeds for carrots and beets and plans for a raised box of lettuce, spinach, basil, and other herby salady things. It was quite disheartening to go check on my little vegetable plantlets this morning only to find holes, HOLES! in some of the leaves. I really do not like bugs at all. They might kill my plants before I can eat them! This is highly distressing!

  • In looking for the link to this engadget post, which made me bust out laughing in the middle of my quiet office this morning, I was reminded by [ profile] unholyglee's Jack Daniel's icon that I had wanted to post this mp3 by a Santa Cruz county/bluegrass/I don't know band called DevilMakesThree which is, essentially, the best ode to Jack Daniel's ever. [ DevilMakesThree - Old No. 7 ]

    PS. I I owe people anything, replies, media, music, comments, or anything else, please let me know, as am afraid I might have fallen behind on a ton of things lately.

    PPS. Run DMC's greatest hits, anyone? [ zip file, 65mb ]


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    [identity profile] wrote:
    Jun. 21st, 2006 09:50 am (UTC)
    re: bnf- yeah, me too. still do, actually, over in the livejournal csi slash fandom (as opposed to anywhere in other the fifty million forums they have all over the place), but at least i am a real person with no internet sock puppets (as opposed to real sock puppets, which i will begin creating, for it is summer, there is no school, and my brain has turned to mush). i am trying to achieve this bnf-ness by writing lots and lots of boisex pr0n.
    [identity profile] wrote:
    Jun. 21st, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
    I would love to think that we will all learn from this, and learn how to better assess our cliquish persuasions, but I doubt people really will.

    Humans learn from history? Without trying to make a grand sweeping statement about much more than fandom , I do believe we've demonstrated our ability to repeat many of our mistakes - often in spectacular fashion.
    [identity profile] wrote:
    Jun. 21st, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
    What did it taste like? The snail.