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03 July 2005 @ 01:56 pm
love me, love my miscellany  
I normally avoid fannish source meta--meaning, I'll go out of my way to avoid watching actors on talk shows, or reading interviews or articles, or trying to derive meaning from industry gossip, etc. Once in a while, though, meta makes me squee. Like reading that old interview with Richard Burgi where he said that his character and Blair's should kiss someday; or watching them kiss on the Sentinel blooper reel; or finding out that Joss Whedon encourages fan-fiction.

The meta of the moment is this, passed on to me by popfantastic and sherrold, from smallbeer and fmangel:
"Victor Garber attended an Alias fan gathering in London, and the following moment was described: Victor was asked who the better couple were - Jack/Sloane or Sark/Sloane and got a big laugh by saying that he would choose Jack/Sark because if he had to kiss Ron Rifkin he'd kill himself! He also mentioned that he and MV have a joke that Vaughn and Jack will end up together."
me --> .....!!!!!!!.....

I am one with the subtext.

Things I overheard in downtown Seattle today:

- "My nose gets lonely."
- "...hamsters...in small bowls..."
- "Judge not lest ye be judged."
- "I guess she thought I was going to be on her side."

Post of the day: The new phone books are here! by inapickle. Hee.

Neurotic fears of the day: What if I suddenly start thinking of myself in the third-person and can't stop? What if I get the hiccups and can never get rid of them? What if I'm going down a set of stairs and I trip and knock my teeth out?

I also vaguely worry when a passing stranger smiles at me and I don't react fast enough, I don't smile back in time. Did I just kill the next five minutes of their day? Will they brood on why I didn't smile back and then, later, look at themselves in the mirror, critically, and wonder if they're a bad, cruddy person whom no one will ever love?

In a swerve to total mundanity: I did clean-y things today, involving closets and laundry. I want to be writing, but I can't quite get there.

Oh, and for the last few days I've had this thing going on where for periods of time I find myself having to breathe deep and hard from my diaphragm--a physical imperative. What *is* that?
 
 
 
bdbdb: Martin Sheen by bdbdbbdbdb on July 3rd, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
He also mentioned that he and MV have a joke that Vaughn and Jack will end up together."
me --> .....!!!!!!!.....

I am one with the subtext.


You rock muchly! :)
Anna S.: tina-turnereliade on July 4th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
You rock muchly! :)

Next I want to create the zeitgeist!

Hee.
Trepkos: pensivetrepkos on July 3rd, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
I find myself having to breathe deep and hard from my diaphragm--a physical imperative. What *is* that?

Is it possible that something you are taking is giving you asthma or a panic attack?
Anna S.eliade on July 3rd, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
It's just a physical thing.
(no subject) - nwhepcat on July 3rd, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - eliade on July 3rd, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nwhepcat on July 3rd, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Anna S.: jack-and-sydeliade on July 4th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
Me too. *g*
kangeiko: jack sloane goodtimes slash from monanotkangeiko on July 3rd, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
Hee! *giggle* Well, by all means, liven up the blooper reels!
Anna S.: vaughn-blueeliade on July 4th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
Oh my god, can you imagine? I'd love it if they came out with some someday.
alittlebritonalittlebriton on July 3rd, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
If your body makes you breathe deeply, breathe deeply. Like if your body makes you eat all that chocolate cake, eat all that chocolate cake.

Your body knows what it needs, listen to it. Mostly my body says it needs nicotine and your slashy goodness every week *winks*.
Anna S.: blair-sandburgeliade on July 4th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
If your body makes you breathe deeply, breathe deeply. Like if your body makes you eat all that chocolate cake, eat all that chocolate cake.

I tend to agree with that philosophy. *g*

*kiss*
(no subject) - kangeiko on July 4th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - alittlebriton on July 4th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
wyoluvrwyoluvr on July 3rd, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
i am officially Victor Garber's bitch.

i do the diaprhagm breathing thing all the time, have since i was little. but of course, i have a mild heart condition that makes me *think* i can't breathe sometimes. or least, that's why i think *i* do it.

you are fine. breathe however you want to. it's a free country for the moment *g*
Anna S.: christian-bale-smileeliade on July 4th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
i am officially Victor Garber's bitch.

Aren't we all? *g*

you are fine. breathe however you want to. it's a free country for the moment *g*

Hee.
Herself_nyc: Will Tippett (Alias) by killprettyxherself_nyc on July 3rd, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
Baby, you ARE the subtext
You control the horizontal, you control the vertical.

Hee.
Anna S.: will tippineliade on July 4th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
Re: Baby, you ARE the subtext
*grin* And look at you and your Will icon! Ahhhh, kissable.
caia: Govt shit by Tortugaxthisficklemob on July 3rd, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
What if I suddenly start thinking of myself in the third-person and can't stop?

I sort of did that once. I started narrating my life in my head a la Mulder or Veronica Mars, only in the third person and in the pluperfect tense.

It went away after a year or two.
Anna S.: scary_girleliade on July 4th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC)
It went away after a year or two.

o.O

Do you know how terrifying those eight words are?

*chants*: I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I
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kittygoslingp on July 4th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
Oh that VG stuff is so funny and so wholly unsurprising - they should know if they have chemistry or not.

I saw inapickle's 'phonebooks posting too and thought of you - the guy like a swarm of bees - sounded like something you might say.
Anna S.: johnny-deppeliade on July 4th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
I saw inapickle's 'phonebooks posting too and thought of you - the guy like a swarm of bees - sounded like something you might say.

You are so kind. :) I finished that post and thought: "God. Why can't I be this funny?! Why do I post on LJ at all when I can never be this amusing?" Heh. My crisis lasted six seconds, but still.

And I'm terrible for not commenting on her post itself, but hopefully she'll see this.
a little specificity: jacksinensiss on July 4th, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)
I am panting for appropriate moments on a blooper reel. please may they someday be ours.
Anna S.: jack-vaughn-blueeliade on July 4th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
Like Victor Garber lunging at Michael Vartan and kissing him hard on the mouth?

...........

I think I just broke a small but integral part of my brain with the ka-pow of that visual.
(no subject) - sinensiss on July 4th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Jack Pridejack_pride on July 4th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
Your miscellany is wonderful and amuses me muchly.
Anna S.: brian_justineliade on July 4th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
I am glad. :D *squeeze*
the kid with the bullet soul: Ewan big smile outsideexsequar on July 4th, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
I also vaguely worry when a passing stranger smiles at me and I don't react fast enough, I don't smile back in time. Did I just kill the next five minutes of their day? Will they brood on why I didn't smile back and then, later, look at themselves in the mirror, critically, and wonder if they're a bad, cruddy person whom no one will ever love?

omg I WORRY ABOUT THAT TOO!!! Like you'll be walking and totally not paying attention and then someone SMILES at you and it's like a walk-by smiling, an ambush, cause it totally came out of the blue and you were NOT expecting it and then they've walked by and you have a little panic attack inside like did I react fast enough??? Did that smile come up before they passed me or after?? AM I A HORRIBLE PERSON??

Seriously, that goes through my head. I am strange.

Also, the quote about Victor makes me giggle :D
Anna S.: jack-vaughneliade on July 4th, 2005 06:31 am (UTC)
Seriously, that goes through my head. I am strange.

But the good kind of strange. :)

Also, the quote about Victor makes me giggle :D

I will treasure it always! I will keep it bundled up in my sock drawer! My sock drawer of love!
peasant_ on July 4th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
Oh, and for the last few days I've had this thing going on where for periods of time I find myself having to breathe deep and hard from my diaphragm--a physical imperative. What *is* that?

Probably you are hyperventilating. Which your body can find a way to do in the most odd fashions. Basically it has got 'hooked' on oxygen for a while and is wanting more than is altogether good for it. Directly after exercise this is fine - it is the normal mechanism to reoxygenate your body properly - but if it goes on for longer than 'catching your breath' you need to stop it. If it feels like a real drive to breathe deeply - if when you try to stop yourself you find you actually gasp after a second or two - then chances are it is hyperventilation. In the worst form you pant quickly from the chest which is really bad for you and exhausting. But diaphragm breathing can be hyperventilation if you are doing it too fast or gulping.

Stopping yourself can be hard or easy depending on how much in control of your breathing you are. Try first to slow yourself down. If you are breathing from the diaphragm already then you are already halfway there. Lie on your back or sit or stand up straight and imagine the air falling slowly to the very bottom of your lungs. Then hold it there - feel in your mind how heavy it is - leave it for a count of two or three (and if you find that difficult you really are hyperventilating) then let it out, pause, and breathe in again. Once it becomes easy you have stopped hyperventilating and can return to your normal programmes.

With the greatest respect to some of the posters above - your body does not always know what is best for it and sometimes you have to take it sternly in hand. This is one of those occasions.
Anna S.: byzantiumeliade on July 4th, 2005 06:31 am (UTC)
Hmm. Interesting. I didn't seem to be breathing very quickly, but I do wonder, because that sounds a lot like what was happening--the diaphragm breathing, not the panting kind. I think it's under control now; while napping I've been making a conscious effort to slow my breathing and that's helped. :)

*hugs*
(no subject) - alittlebriton on July 4th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Minim Calibreminim_calibre on July 4th, 2005 09:19 am (UTC)
VG rocks.

As, of course, do you.
(Anonymous) on July 4th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
deep breathing
It can be many things, for me I know it is a form of hyperventilation which is brought on by sinus problems, anxiety or stress. My doc gave me some ativan and that seems to help a lot.

BTW - define "in progress" because I just finished Season Noir and noticed that it hasn't been updated in over a year. This makes my breath funny.