*waves*

Feb. 12th, 2014 12:47 am
ratherastory: ([MST3K] Evil & the Narrator)
Not dead.

I've been writing a bit. Nothing ready to post, but it's nice to get back into the habit of putting fingers to keyboard for something other than work and Twitter. I even managed to get some writing done while I was at home last week, which is a first. It wasn't much, but it was something, and I'll take it.

I even had a wee plot bunny for this season of SPN, which hasn't happened to me since Season 7. I am having trouble with the current canon, and even more of a problem with fandom's reactions to current canon. There is so. much. Sam-bashing. To the point where I, once again, have found myself scratching my head and wondering if people are watching the same show as me. Granted, the writing has been sub-par for a while, and I don't think the writers are hitting the emotional beats that they're aiming for. They've hit the target, but more like the outer rings than the bullseye. They're not even close to centre target, alas. So that probably accounts for some of it.

The point being, I have been keeping away from fandom, because my psychological make-up is such that I find this sort of thing profoundly upsetting. (I just want everyone to get along, okay?) I have been avoiding meta posts, even by authors I know are generally pretty balanced in their view, or at least take the time to explore what's going on (rather than pick a "side," whether it be pro-Dean or pro-Sam, and for the record I find Dean-bashing just as upsetting as Sam-bashing, because I'm a Sam!girl and it hurts my soul when people say mean things about Sam's brother). I am unwilling to take the risk that the comments in those posts will end up upsetting me due to their content.

This sort of thing negatively impacts my enjoyment of the show, in a significant way. I'm no longer as emotionally invested in the show as I was when I watched the first five seasons. After the main 5-year arc ended, my investment waned little by little, until now SPN is a show I love to watch, but it's not the show of my heart anymore. I haven't replaced it with another, mind you. I've just spread myself out a little, fandom-wise, and dabble a little in a few places. But I resent anything that makes me not want to watch SPN, and comments about how awful one of the boys is, or how 'shitty' an episode was, make me reluctant to watch, especially as I'm always at least a day or so behind, often more, due to work and life stuff.

Long story short, I have deliberately stopped any dialogue with fandom, in order to preserve my sanity and my enjoyment of the show, such as it is. That's where I'm at. But at least I'm writing again, and exploring other fandoms while I'm at it.

Note: This is NOT an invitation to discuss any kind of meta in the comments. I will delete any such comments with extreme prejudice and, if I must, lock down comments on the entry entirely. Don't make me do that, okay? Thanks.

OMG!

Nov. 13th, 2012 12:56 am
ratherastory: ([Firefly] Squee!)
Dear Hawaii Five-0 fandom,

I expect ALL THE FIC NOW, do you hear me? ALL THE FIC.




SHOOOOWWWWWW! I HAVEN'T HAD THIS MANY FEELINGS SINCE EPISODE 1.23!!! THAT WAS WELL OVER A SEASON AGO! WELCOME BACK, MY BABIES, I MISSED YOU SO GODDAMNED MUCH!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
ratherastory: ([George R. R. Martin] Nicely-bandied wor)
I dare you to watch this and not be moved. No, really. I dare you.



Vid by BrendaTapesThings.
ratherastory: (Television)
I HAVE ALL THE FEELINGS ABOUT TONIGHT'S EPISODE!!!!

FEELINGS BEHIND THE CUT )
ratherastory: (Television)
It's sort of fandom-related, right?

I'm thinking of doing a total SPN rewatch, from the beginning of S1 to the end of S6. There are 80 days between now and the premiere of Season 7, so in theory, at two episodes per day, it's totally doable, even with one week of hiatus when I go to VanCon.

I am faced with two choices. I can either just do my rewatch by my lonesome and enjoy the pretty that is SPN in the company of my cats.

OR

I can, conversely, enjoy the pretty in the company of my cats and then turn around and inflict my opinions about the show on you, dear flist. Obviously it would be behind a cut and all that, but still, I'm not sure it's actually worth it. It wouldn't be the regular flaily-squee-incoherent mess of my episode reactions, since I have seen all the episodes before. I can't promise deep analysis, but I can at least promise full sentences.

What do you think, flist? You could always follow along on my rewatch and have fun in the comments, right?
ratherastory: (Television)
It's sort of fandom-related, right?

I'm thinking of doing a total SPN rewatch, from the beginning of S1 to the end of S6. There are 80 days between now and the premiere of Season 7, so in theory, at two episodes per day, it's totally doable, even with one week of hiatus when I go to VanCon.

I am faced with two choices. I can either just do my rewatch by my lonesome and enjoy the pretty that is SPN in the company of my cats.

OR

I can, conversely, enjoy the pretty in the company of my cats and then turn around and inflict my opinions about the show on you, dear flist. Obviously it would be behind a cut and all that, but still, I'm not sure it's actually worth it. It wouldn't be the regular flaily-squee-incoherent mess of my episode reactions, since I have seen all the episodes before. I can't promise deep analysis, but I can at least promise full sentences.

What do you think, flist? You could always follow along on my rewatch and have fun in the comments, right?

Dorky Moose

Jun. 5th, 2011 08:19 pm
ratherastory: (SPN Classy)
Oh, Jared, how so adorable? Every time I think I can't love him more, he does something like this:

Cut for largish photo )

Also, since I apparently have my tin hat jauntily perched on my head pretty much permanently now, I should find myself a nice J2 icon. Can anyone point me to some good ones?

Dorky Moose

Jun. 5th, 2011 08:19 pm
ratherastory: (SPN Classy)
Oh, Jared, how so adorable? Every time I think I can't love him more, he does something like this:

Cut for largish photo )

Also, since I apparently have my tin hat jauntily perched on my head pretty much permanently now, I should find myself a nice J2 icon. Can anyone point me to some good ones?
ratherastory: (B5 Revelation)
Actually watched the show with someone else tonight, my friend [livejournal.com profile] pdaughter. So tomorrow I will re-watch and try to remember my original reactions as I do.

In the meantime, I will be off over here in this corner, WEEPING. That is all.
ratherastory: (B5 Revelation)
Actually watched the show with someone else tonight, my friend [livejournal.com profile] pdaughter. So tomorrow I will re-watch and try to remember my original reactions as I do.

In the meantime, I will be off over here in this corner, WEEPING. That is all.
ratherastory: (Wait Here)
Okay, so all I know about this episode is that it's an Edlund episode, which makes me worry, and judging by the few comments I've seen go by it appears to be either about Cas, or at least features him in some important way.

This is the episode before the finale, so let me just say: OH GOD.

Spoilers and such! )
ratherastory: (Wait Here)
Okay, so all I know about this episode is that it's an Edlund episode, which makes me worry, and judging by the few comments I've seen go by it appears to be either about Cas, or at least features him in some important way.

This is the episode before the finale, so let me just say: OH GOD.

Spoilers and such! )
ratherastory: (100 Kinds of Awesome)
Watching Show live for the first time in ages. No pausing this time to see what they really said, so this might get spotty.

Spoilers, etc. )
ratherastory: (100 Kinds of Awesome)
Watching Show live for the first time in ages. No pausing this time to see what they really said, so this might get spotty.

Spoilers, etc. )
ratherastory: (Ahem)
Dear flist,

Most of you know that I am a rabid spoiler-phobe when it comes to Supernatural. For those of you who are new to my LJ, well, now you know.

PLEASE don't spoil me in comments for upcoming episodes. This includes trailers, teasers and promo pics. I don't look at ANY of it, because it makes me ridiculously happy to be surprised by an episode. :)

I also ask, as a courtesy, that you keep spoilers behind a cut in your own LJs. Now, it's your journal, and you are welcome to do as you like. If you are morally opposed to cutting for spoilers, that's fine. Just know that that means I will either remove your LJ from my flist, or at the very least filter it so that I won't be able to read your entries during the TV season. Fair warning. :)

Thus far, this hasn't been a problem. I've just seen spoilers flying fast and thick all over the place, and with the final four episodes barreling down on us I thought I would make my position clear.

Thank you!
ratherastory: (Ahem)
Dear flist,

Most of you know that I am a rabid spoiler-phobe when it comes to Supernatural. For those of you who are new to my LJ, well, now you know.

PLEASE don't spoil me in comments for upcoming episodes. This includes trailers, teasers and promo pics. I don't look at ANY of it, because it makes me ridiculously happy to be surprised by an episode. :)

I also ask, as a courtesy, that you keep spoilers behind a cut in your own LJs. Now, it's your journal, and you are welcome to do as you like. If you are morally opposed to cutting for spoilers, that's fine. Just know that that means I will either remove your LJ from my flist, or at the very least filter it so that I won't be able to read your entries during the TV season. Fair warning. :)

Thus far, this hasn't been a problem. I've just seen spoilers flying fast and thick all over the place, and with the final four episodes barreling down on us I thought I would make my position clear.

Thank you!

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