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31 October 2005 @ 12:39 pm
good things and recs and the blahs  
Nip/Tuck
sherrold came over Friday night, finally successful in getting me to be social for a few hours. I pimped her Nip/Tuck with the pilot. I went back and looked at my post about the pilot, in which I was so o.O that I could do little more than bullet all the swear words and envelope-pushing elements. I'd forgotten the doggy-style sex scene.

The Girl Is Taking Bets
We also watched about two-thirds of the Vividcon vids, most of which I hadn't seen. Several were outstanding, but the one that blew me away was killabeez's Alias vid, "The Girl Is Taking Bets." It's a Sydney vid and I feel completely inadequate to express how brilliant it is. I mean, I couldn't possibly overstate it. It's perfect. Perfect. Not many things are perfect. I don't think I ever use that word in a rec. (The song is stunning too.) If you're a Sydney fan, you should take the time to dl a player if you have to, dl the vid over dial-up if you have to. You can find it at this vids page. Scroll to the end. You can leave Killa feedback here.

(Note: You may need to adjust your player settings to compensate for darkness. I couldn't get my copy to render with the crispness and lucid color it had on TV, but it came through with solid web quality.)

SGA
I have memories for SGA recs, 94 from October alone. I don't always leave feedback like I should or give things a specific rec, even the most deserving. I used to create rec pages. Maybe someday I'll have that puppyish energy level again.

spam art
spamusement.com (ETA: this being my favorite of the day)

Jack Black
A really nice person sent me the files for Tenacious D, which is dirty and wrong and hilarious. As I listened, I thought: Jack Black is the musical equivalent of a fan-fiction writer. He has a brilliant voice and real talent but instead of using these to create Works of Art for mass consumption that will be taken seriously by critics, he uses them to please himself in the pursuit of having a fucking good time.

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Meanwhile my blues and blahs continue. I failed to call my psych guy about meds last week. I know I need to, but the Catch-22 is that when I feel spiritless and flat, it's hard to pull out of that dive by doing what needs doing. It's been a while since I felt this bad. I was drained like a vampire victim for most of the weekend. And I'm neglecting important stuff. Bills mostly. I have dozens of them to deal with. And at the same time I keep hemorrhaging money. On the upside of that, the spendiness has combined with my winter nesting instinct to brighten up my apartment, and I keep having brief but whirly Tasmanian devil cleaning frenzies. See icon. See also:



 
 
 
lightning rod for criticism: george michael/maeby otp (anniesj)annakovsky on October 31st, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
Jack Black is the musical equivalent of a fan-fiction writer. He has a brilliant voice and real talent but instead of using these to create Works for Art for mass consumption that will be taken seriously by critics, he uses them to please himself in the pursuit of having a fucking good time.

This sentence is SO TRUE, and for some reason makes me feel really happy.
Anna S.: jack-blackeliade on November 1st, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
This sentence is SO TRUE, and for some reason makes me feel really happy.

Well, I meant to say "Works *of* Art" but hopefully it's still true after the typo is corrected. It makes me happy too! So does the "Tribute" song. Hee.
torn between not okay and maybe kind of cutekalpurna on October 31st, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
Meanwhile my blues and blahs continue. I failed to call my psych guy about meds last week. I know I need to, but the Catch-22 is that when I feel spiritless and flat, it's hard to pull out of that dive by doing what needs doing. It's been a while since I felt this bad. I was drained like a vampire victim for most of the weekend. And I'm neglecting important stuff.

I really do know exactly how this feels. The worst part of depression for me is that I lose sight of anything that isn't depression, and it's hard to really believe – not intellectually, but deep down – that anything is going to make a difference, including meds. And nothing matters the same way, not like it should: enough for guilt, not enough to actually do anything about it.

Anyway, I hope you feel better soon.
Anna S.: polarbeareliade on November 1st, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
And nothing matters the same way, not like it should: enough for guilt, not enough to actually do anything about it.

Totally. Including going to the gym, which I should be doing now. Except: meh.

If only having a puffy fluffy body like a stuffed teddy bear were a *sexy* thing in humans....
superheroes failing at oatmeal: girl pretty! (by te)some_stars on November 1st, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
If only having a puffy fluffy body like a stuffed teddy bear were a *sexy* thing in humans....

it isn't?? but...puffy! fluffy!! SEXY.
julia_herejulia_here on October 31st, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Great devils.

I've been having outbreaks of tidying and dusting all weekend,myself, punctuated by pruning the big house-eating rose which was, well, eating the house. Miss Perfect is stopping by briefly with The Boyfriend, and she was allegedly cleaning house yesterday but there is still only one chair to sit in in the living room (the hell?). My activity is 100% resultant from the need to finish the damned Victorian Vampires at Sea today, and never, ever, try to write anything in an assumed style ever again never, thank you, not at all.

The thing people don't get about ADHD/Depression/Social Phobia/Take your pick is that often the greatest bar to well ness is the utter impossibility to make phone calls when needed. Or, you know, like admit to the Doc that you need an appointment even if they get worried and have their office call you.

Stupid reality.

Julia, wishing we could deputize responsible and utterly sane people to do this stuff for us. Including the cleaning part.
Anna S.: dh-and-dogeliade on November 1st, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
The thing people don't get about ADHD/Depression/Social Phobia/Take your pick is that often the greatest bar to well ness is the utter impossibility to make phone calls when needed.

Yes! A paralysis of will that creeps into so many things. :(
Sarapanisdead on October 31st, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
I personally feel that finding my snippet tagged with 'hot hot hot' in your memories is worth having to search a little.

Seriously, I love your memories section. You almost always have stuff that I want to reread but can't locate on my own...
Anna S.: rateliade on October 31st, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC)
I personally feel that finding my snippet tagged with 'hot hot hot' in your memories is worth having to search a little.

I took your story's temperature. *g*

Actually, I went through my sga memories a while back and tried to name them more descriptively--then realized that every time I edited one, it was re-sorted with a new date, making mnemonic chronological browsing useless. (Like, "Hmm, I remember reading that one when I was first getting into the fandom...,") So when I can, I try to remember to edit the memory title when I'm first saving it.

(Apparently I felt the need to explain all that for no particular reason. *g*)

Seriously, I love your memories section. You almost always have stuff that I want to reread but can't locate on my own...

Yay! :)