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31 May 2005 @ 06:33 pm
utter miscellany  
1. "Shades of Grey" is a brutal Stargate episode. I just rewatched the scene where Jack tells Daniel there was no basis for their friendship. Gyahhhhhhhhhh. (And then Jack leaves Earth while Daniel stands there watching broodily. Gyah!) Thank god I resolved that more or less to my satisfaction before moving on. I still love Jack listening to opera--"Ridi, Pagliaccio!"

2. I spent three minutes guesstimating the relative popularity of online fandoms--in terms of number of stories written and vids made--to come up with this list that I'm sure everyone will disagree with. In descending order...
X-Files
Harry Potter
Buffy/Angel
Due South
Smallville
Highlander
Popslash
Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Sentinel
Phantom Menace
LotRiPS/Lord of the Rings
Queer as Folk
Pirates of the Carribean
Invisible Man
Battlestar Galactica
Alias
Farscape


3. I'm getting older. I think a sign of this may be my fangirl interest in Jack Bristow and Jack O'Neill. Both older guys, both in no way "pretty men" in the usual BSO sense. Both of them terse, cranky, grey-haired guys who probably have bad knees. These are not my usual BSOs. And I don't know that I UST for them in the same way I do for Vaughn or Daniel, but they're under my skin. Though actually I'm USTing a lot over Jack Bristow. I love lethal men.

4. I wanted to use the postcoital line "Well, that didn't suck" for J/V then realized where I'd heard it before. Uh, Lilah/Wes. Yeah. Probably shouldn't lift from the Jossverse verbatim.

5. Mental note to self to do meta post on writing.

6. Went to AA this afternoon. But bailed on both gym and hanging with a friend tonight. And I ate a Milky Way. I'm a bit out of sorts.

7. After telling someone recently that Seattle never has thunderstorms, we immediately had some. We're having another one right now.

Seven! Seven miscellaneous things! Ah ha ha ha!
 
 
 
Kass: housekassrachel on June 1st, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
I'm getting older. I think a sign of this may be my fangirl interest in Jack Bristow and Jack O'Neill.

I've been thinking lately about my fangirl interest in Greg House, who is similarly not my typical BSO -- he's aging, he's not pretty, he is in fact wounded and will never be physically healed. (Of course, far more interesting are the emotional wounds which won't heal, either...) But every line on his face makes him sexier; every crack in his voice makes me pine all the more. Not sure what's going on there, but I find him so much more interesting than, say, pretty callow Chase...
euro_ficseuro_fics on June 1st, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
I think I'd stick HP on top. That fandom is enormous. I've lived in the X-Files fandom and LOTR and Buffy and I think X-Files only 'seems' massive for the amount of time that's passed for it to develop. It was slowing down when I left it years ago.
SEFsef1029 on June 1st, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
Hmm. This seems like a fortuitous time to remind you about that SG-1 Jack and Daniel ficlet...yes? ((winsome blue eyes flutter in my white-haired face))
Anna S.: jack-oneilleliade on June 1st, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
You are sooooo patient, my god, you are. I had submerged the guilt! But I need to hook it and drag it back to the surface like the bloated corpse it is. *guilt* Or, you know, let the guilt decompose but actually write the story. Yes. I'm making a note to self. I'm hitting self in head with hammers.
SEFsef1029 on June 1st, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
Oh, good! (The guilt, you know, not the hammers.)

Anything you'd like to do is fine. Shades of Gray fic? Sure. Elderly Jack fic? Why not? (I really do have white hair.) Wanna do a vicious parody of one of my "sweet" fics? I'd be honored. Anything snarky with Jack and Daniel will work, honest. You could do the phone book and I'd love it, and so would every SG fan.

P.S. Your corpse reference compels me to note that the biennial "corpse flower" (so called for its scent) is currently blooming in the San Francisco arboretum.
Alizarin_NYC: Michaelalizarin_nyc on June 1st, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
Just because I am procrastinating on many, many super important things I have to do RIGHT NOW, I give you the order I'd put the fandom list in (leaving out fandoms I know absolutely nothing about):

Harry Potter - staggering
LotRiPS/Lord of the Rings - unbelievable
X-Files - ditto
Buffy/Angel
Smallville
Stargate SG-1
Phantom Menace
Pirates of the Carribean
Highlander
Sentinel
Stargate Atlantis
Battlestar Galactica
Alias
Farscape
Queer as Folk
Invisible Man

Well, I think I spent a good six minutes on that. Some of these are growing and some are shrinking. *sobs*
cathexyscathexys on June 1st, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
i'll back up with numbers. FFnet alone has close to 190000 HP fics and LOTR about 37000. That's without any NC17 and without the writers who'd rather be caught dead than archive at ffnet.

XF last I checked had between 30000 and 40000 at Gossamer and all the "buig" slash fandoms (like TS, SV, DS, TPM, SG1/SGA) had between 3000 and 6000 at their respective central archives.

Even if you add in all the stray fic, I think that gives a sense of comparative sizes...

Not sure about Buffy/AtS, b/c the fandom is so split in so many directions, but gut level I'm wondering whether it hasn't surpassed XF...
julia_herejulia_here on June 1st, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
7. After telling someone recently that Seattle never has thunderstorms, we immediately had some. We're having another one right now.


I'm sorry, it's my fault. I looked at the sky with an eye jaundiced by the huge pile of Guy Garments in my bathroom, hung out two loads of Dockers and knit shirts, and immediatly I cam indoors it began to hail.

I've been punished already, though- not only with clothing wetter than it was before I hung it out, but with hysterical border collie and bad bird eating cat whoo escaped the house in the confusion.

Julia, more thunderstorms this spring than in the rest of my life put together
Kat Allisonkatallison on June 1st, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
The news that Seattle does indeed have thunderstorms makes me very happy, that being the thing I'd miss most about the midwest if I ever actually manage to relocate PNW-wards.

Also, yes, the grey-haired seamed-visage cranky older guys are the best. Your #3 yanked out of my brain a story fragment, from one of my innumerable unwritten Joe-and-Methos-talking-in-the-bar-late-at-night stories, in which Methos tells Joe that he envies in Joe the fact that his age and experience and suffering are written in his face, visible, tangible; because it's the truth, and because it's *hot.* (I will probably never actually write this, alas.)

Also, I would love to read your meta post on writing, any time, any old how.
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Minim Calibreminim_calibre on June 1st, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
Wow! And here I was impressed by the to-the-sidewalk puddle I just drove through. You guys got actual flooding? Neat!
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nullabonanullabona on June 1st, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
You always make the most interesting observations about fandom-y-ness. Since I read 97% slash, I sometimes wonder if other fandoms that are not necessarily slashy are bigger –I never really have time to check it out. Like Farscape, I know the fandom is as die hard as they come, but is there anyone to slash? I think I saw on the news the other day that “Harry Potter” was the #1 blogged “person” more than Tom Delay and Bill Frist who were 6 and 7 I think for that day.
julia_herejulia_here on June 1st, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
I haven't delved into Farscape fic yet, but I know as long ago as s2 there was lots of John/ D'argo and John/Crais and a substantial bit of Aeryn/Chianna being archived and announced at what was then The Dominion on scifi.com.

Julia, which goes to show that even in a show which is All! About! One! Het! Ship!, slash will find a way.

Alizarin_NYCalizarin_nyc on June 3rd, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
I've been thinking about Farscape fic in the bigger fandom picture lately, actually. I think that the reason it isn't bigger is precisely because the main 'ship does work so well. I've seen tons of John/Crais and John/Scorpy but the majority is J/A because it IS so fraught with tension and will-they-won't-they stuff. Plus, Aeryn is almost guy-like in some ways; at least she's different than many other females we get in fandom. Not sure if that makes sense, but hey, about as much sense as goes on in my brain.

Plus, the OTP for femme-slash is definitely Zhaan/Chiana. And John/D'Argo just doesn't work for me at all, personally.

And now, back to your originally scheduled programming...
darluludarlulu on June 1st, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
My god, we had, like, five different thunder storms roll through Kirkland in a two hour period. The sounds scared my pets to death. :(
Jack Pridejack_pride on June 3rd, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
I'm getting older. I think a sign of this may be my fangirl interest in Jack Bristow and Jack O'Neill.

::cough::

Um, yeah. For me you can add in Gil Grissom from CSI. And the fact that I'm actually more queer than not.

I'm 23.