minxy: Teal'c raises a hand to say "hey". (Default)
[personal profile] minxy
I'm home resting for a few hours, and regretting that I'm not more active here anymore, and therefore have no idea if anyone is around to talk to me. Time was, I would absolutely know who, in which timezone, would likely be a) online and b) interested in a fannish discussion.

Possibly the only thing I'm fannish about right now is the Hola! program I discovered when watching the Olympics. It let me (and my computer) be British for the purposes of listening to sane announcers and seeing the entirety of the events I wanted to see. But! Did you know I can also be Canadian, eh? Yes, and therefore stream hdtv.ca home improvement shows, which are much more generously provided about two hours North of where I actually live.

Anyway, I'm home with abdominal "issues" (see? I can be sensitive) which I have not really had since I was a little person. As a result, I am nostalgic for things that have given me comfort in the past. Before you ask, since the wedding plans have hit "BEARS!" levels of messed up, I'm really not craving my family, heh.

General affection to all of you!

Date: 2014-06-06 09:27 pm (UTC)
princessofgeeks: (Default)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Hi!

Do you have a date?

Did you have surgery or what?

I am fine; trying to figure out how to get writing more again. Reading SG1, Winter Soldier, Natasha, the odd White Collar fic (not much going on there), not really watching any of the new fandom shinies.

How are you? What are you fannish about? How's your job going?

Date: 2014-06-06 10:18 pm (UTC)
princessofgeeks: (elementary by canarypaper)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
I so understand about being Over the Wedding. I know you will have fun on the day, and that is the main thing. Sometimes the family gets a little wacky over the wedding. It's a big deal.

Hope you feel better soon!

BBC Sherlock seems to be the fandom that has everything! Fanfic for every taste. I didn't fall in love with the canon, so I rarely read it, (unless karmageddon or kres posts something, lol), but I do read recs from time to time. Did you read that big AU that abundantly queer wrote? Of them both in Afghanistan? I knew her work from Lotrips, so I checked it out.

I read a wonderful Mary/Sherlock/John fic a long time ago that was Sherlock as asexual. It was really good. I'm sure you're finding all kinds of juicy stuff.

SG1 is chugging along. We are small but mighty! The buzz right now is that the original PTB for the movie might be doing another movie sequel, independent of the shows.

Good luck on your job search.

*hugs*

Date: 2014-06-07 02:17 am (UTC)
princessofgeeks: (spock wiki by anadapta)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
WEDDING: Other people bring their baggage to the meaning of the event. Which kind of sucks, because as the BRIDE, it's supposed to be YOUR EVENT. Hang in there.

FANDOM: Mostly I look for chemistry. Jack/Daniel. Natasha/Clint. Blair/Jim. Etc. Even canons that are wonderful, like LOTR and The Vorkosigan Saga and The Left Hand of Darkness, I can enjoy fanfic for, because some writers are just so wonderful at filling in the blanks, extrapolating, or giving me something I didn't know I wanted.

But so far, I'm (for writing) all about the chemistry of the leads. For the canon itself, it's hard to say. I've fallen in love with canons from Dune to Due South. Each one is different. But LOTR is the home of my heart. The books, I mean.

Date: 2014-06-06 09:51 pm (UTC)
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] staranise
I'm around! Are you watching Holmes on Homes? My friends like him a lot, but like Gordon Ramsay, I find his crankiness infectious.

Date: 2014-06-06 10:05 pm (UTC)
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] staranise
Oh cool!

Those shows are so contagious for me. I watch a tiny bit and suddenly I'm like "MUST REARRANGE MY ROOOOOM~"

I wish I knew how to get you access to Country Music Television because the Canadian country music vibe is so deadpan and awesome I love it. I've been pulling extra shifts with a client who watches CMT 24/7, so I see things like the announcer say, "So-and-so singer has just married and says he and his wife are not looking for kids yet; they have two sugar gliders and that's enough. What's a sugar glider, you ask?" [Cut to stock footage of sugar gliders and the wikipedia definition] "They're terrifying flying rats. But apparently more fun than children. Well, we wish them the best of luck."

Date: 2014-06-06 11:42 pm (UTC)
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] staranise
There was also the show where they reviewed the Top 10 Tearjerker Music Videos with their guest panellists (like Shannon, "food court connoisseur" from Saskatoon) and he'd say things like, "Welcome back to our countdown of tragic videos! Where we all hate ourselves and wondered why we agreed to do this thing. Next on our list of videos guaranteed to make you want to drown yourself in a lifetime's supply of Listerine..."
Edited Date: 2014-06-06 11:43 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-06-06 10:38 pm (UTC)
fbf: (faith polite by litgal)
From: [personal profile] fbf
I am sorry that you are having 'issues' those blow mightily. I am sending you waves of wellness and deep affection back.

And the icon is for the way I often times get around my family, and I have never planned a wedding so I cannot imagine.

Date: 2014-06-07 11:13 am (UTC)
abyssinia: Sam Carter's first view of Earth from space and the words "all my dreams" (Default)
From: [personal profile] abyssinia
I am here! (where "here" is post-doc-ing away in Scotland)

I am also having similar feelings of missing the easy fun interactions here, but being similarly guilty not really being active myself (reading religiously but not...commenting much or posting or anything). Somehow the homesickness of moving here brought on a resurgence of SG-1 love and I've been rewatching seasons 9 and 10 and remembering how much I love these characters (except Landry, who is an ass). Teal'c! Sam! Cam! Daniel! Vala!

I'm sorry to hear about the "BEARS!" and I hope things somehow improve.

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