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21 August 2005 @ 05:31 pm
someday...  
I'm going to start collecting all the sentences I misread in LJ--which resemble the sentences I mishear offline--and then post them, e.g., "Went out book shopping and surprisingly did not buy any robot books." It might add something, too, if you know that by "robot books" I wasn't thinking "books about robots."

I've been reading people's posts about Friday's SGA episode, but I was tired that night and taped it, and haven't watched it yet. I'm not sure that I can or should. I'm not sure that watching it can compete with reading people's squee. Seriously. I appear to be in one of those occasional perverse moods where I resent canon in a serious way for not being *actually* gay. Whenever I see someone call John and Rodney boyfriends and it's riding that line between playful fannish wishful thinking and utter earnestness, I shiver and adore it, but I also want to cry a little because I want it to reflect something totally real. Real as in fictional reality, I mean. At least I seem to have gotten over my Star Trek stage of fannishness, when I 99% believed that Kirk and Spock and company existed somewhere, really and truly, in an alternate universe.

Ha ha ha!

I wasn't on medication at that time.

I've slept half the weekend. That's not exaggeration. I also watched The Matrix, which is one of those movies that's so amazing I wish I could watch it every time as if it's the first time, erasing my memory of it between viewings. If only this were the Matrix, etc etc. Oh hey, huh, deja vu....

I still haven't done that office work I need to do. Wow. I so don't care either.

Now I'm off to have cookies. I'm always saying that, aren't I? I need to clear my cookies. But for now I'm going to sit and nosh and read bad, bad writing. I'm just about finishing up my inexplicable Patricia Cornwell jag. Reading her is like watching trashy horror movies. I apologize again to people who honestly like her stuff; I did once, and it's not that she's unintelligent. She's just insane. I could make a list of everything that I find viscerally squicky about her writing, which has zero to do with her descriptions of dead bodies and autopsies, but I'll just sum up by saying that the protagonist is characterized by a martyr complex, delusions of persecution, moral superiority, an emotional monotony that's the equivalent of a flat brainwave, Mary Sueism, and a consistent and mind-boggling absence of any sense of humor. All of which I can't help but feel reflects back on the author, who lurks creepily between the lines like a peeping tom behind a clump of trees.

Mmm, viciousness. I feel so cleansed now. I have a kind of glow.

ETA: You know, sometimes I look at this icon and say to myself, "Oh yeah, *hot*, baby." And other times I look at it and John seems to be thinking, "Hmm. Potatoes."
 
 
 
LadyStarlightladystarlightsj on August 22nd, 2005 12:52 am (UTC)
I second the Cornwell feelings. Yet, each time she has a new book out, I dutifully lemming up and get on my library's hold list for it. Eh, they keep me amused for a couple hours.
cathexyscathexys on August 22nd, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
i'm listening to PC at the moment and I keep on thinking that no decent writer I know would dare write like that (or her beta would cut it out). It's actually not in the Scarpetta series, so the characters have immense amounts of description that make me cringe. Your observation about the lack of humor is dead on..I didn't realize it, but that's definitely a problem! And yet I continue to listen :-) [then again, if I could get fanfic as mp3's, i think i'd happily pay for it :-)]
Anna S.: jack-davenporteliade on August 22nd, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
Your observation about the lack of humor is dead on..I didn't realize it, but that's definitely a problem!

It was the same for me--I was forging through the woody thicket of prose as usual and suddenly went, "Hey, *that's* what's been bugging me!" I hadn't been able to put my finger on it, but when I realized the humor was missing something just clicked. And then I...kept reading anyway. So sad. *g*
Tuesday Has No Phones: glassesthebratqueen on August 22nd, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
Well I didn't buy any robot books, so it's not as though you had an inaccurate impression of my day.

I thought about it, but I just don't have the patience to deal with their inevitable desire to rise up and take control of the house. Especially since you just know my cats would be the ones to supply them with weaponry.
Anna S.: jack-bristow-darkeliade on August 22nd, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
Well I didn't buy any robot books, so it's not as though you had an inaccurate impression of my day.

*g*

I thought about it, but I just don't have the patience to deal with their inevitable desire to rise up and take control of the house. Especially since you just know my cats would be the ones to supply them with weaponry.

There's this Gumby claymation short that appears on one of the MST3K episodes about robots getting out of control. It always freaks me out. But that could also be explained by the claymation itself. CLAYMATION GUMBY! *shudder*
Tuesday Has No Phones: driveshaftthebratqueen on August 22nd, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
My fav short of all time has to be "Noooo springs, bo-beep!"
Pouncer: cats eyesthepouncer on August 22nd, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
You mean Star Trek isn't real? My whole universe has crumbled now.

I was actually discussing the Matrix with a friend on Friday night, and we were bemoaning the hideousness of the two sequels. I have to imagine that they don't exist, and then I return to a happy place.

You should watch Trinity. You should. There are moments in there that I cannot think of a non-slash reading for. Nothing other than John and Rodney being boyfriends would explain it.

Sleep! Yay!
Trepkos: Logic by Mrs Spocktrepkos on August 22nd, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
I 99% believed that Kirk and Spock and company existed somewhere, really and truly, in an alternate universe.

They do!
I was 10 when I first saw Star Trek:TOS, (when it came out I guess) and in no way did it occur to me that there was such a thing as special effects. I kind-of knew they were actors, but I never thought about how they filmed the Enterprise, but I was totally shocked when I first saw a programme about special effects...
Slantslanted_truths on August 22nd, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
I like walking by your brain. Mmm cookies, especially since your cookie recipe has made a lasting impression on me and mine.
You know of course that I now will be thinking "Hmmm, potatoes" every time I see him and specifically that icon.
Alizarin_NYC: sheppardalizarin_nyc on August 22nd, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
John IS saying "hm, potatoes!" You are SO right.

Wait, John and Rodney aren't boyfriends in REAL LIFE? OMG. And the ep wasn't THAT amzaing. Good moments, but people get a little over-excited.
Kristinadesoto_hia873 on August 22nd, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
I used to really enjoy Cornwell's books, but I read them now out of a sense of duty or something. Like, I started the series so I have to finish it. I find it odd that she wrote most of the series in past tense and then switched to present tense in the last couple of books. That just seems pretentious to me.
Anna S.: gileseliade on August 22nd, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
I find it odd that she wrote most of the series in past tense and then switched to present tense in the last couple of books. That just seems pretentious to me.

Oh my god, wasn't that *awful*?! Snerk.
It's funnier in Enochian: Lost_SawyerOMFG - teh_indymona1347 on August 22nd, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
I also watched The Matrix, which is one of those movies that's so amazing I wish I could watch it every time as if it's the first time, erasing my memory of it between viewings.

Yes, yes, a THOUSAND times yes. I also include The Usual Suspects and The Sixth Sense in this category. *longs for Selective Brain-Wipe Ability*
flaming muse: john _snowydoveflaming_muse on August 23rd, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
Hmmm... maybe it's "hot potatoes"?

I appear to be in one of those occasional perverse moods where I resent canon in a serious way for not being *actually* gay. Whenever I see someone call John and Rodney boyfriends and it's riding that line between playful fannish wishful thinking and utter earnestness, I shiver and adore it, but I also want to cry a little because I want it to reflect something totally real.

I've been thinking about this post since I first read it, and this idea really resonates with me. As much as I enjoy squeeing about the little moments that *could* mean that they're gay, some days I get really grumpy that according to canon they're *not*. I'm so hungry for text instead of just subtext. I want to *see* it, not just read it between the lines. I'm not talking about porn; I mean the characters interacting meaningfully in a non-heterosexual way. Not that I think that a relationship has to be sexualized to be important, and not that Rodney and John's friendship isn't real and wonderful just as two guys, but I want *more* on my screen.

Yadda yadda, I know that a male/male homosexual relationship would cut out a large part of the young male fanbase of sci fi shows, but it's not about them. It's about me! :P