November 19th, 2008


House-babble for "Emancipation"

But first some words from outside the Fandom Bubble. I was at the Mint and I met this guy who wants to be called Craig. We started out talking about Heroes becasue my friend John walked in with white hair and beard and his hair was brushed up so he looked EXACTLY liike Malcolm McDowell as Linderman. This guy agreed and we segued into a House conversation.

OK, people, this guy KNOWS HIS HOUSE. Not a casual watcher. Hardcore on seasons 1/2/3, a little vague on 4, but watching every episode again. However he is not in fandom. Not online. Not talking to people about the show. He's also straight, which may or may not be relevant. He said some things that had me absolutely gobsmacked, especially when I started talking about H/W, and he acted like I was the crazy one. Some direct quotes and a few observations.

No slash glasses whatsoever.

"They're not gay. They're just friends. They would never sleep with each other because they're not interested and it would ruin everything."
He didn't see any sexual attraction or even tension between them WHATSOEVER!!!

"Foreman is an even bigger dick than House. I would never want to work with him."

"Chase is more self-involved than House."

He definitely liked Cameron. Thought that Cuddy was hot, but liked Cameron better. "House and Cameron should get together. She would soften him, if he'd let her."

He didn't mind the newbies, although didn't seem as impressed with 13. Loves Kutner and Taub, as characters, even though he agrees that Kutner IS Kumar. He thinks that's cool.

If this is how the show is actually perceived in the 'real world,' we're doomed.

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Meme A Day 2008-Day 325-Christmas Wish List Meme

Ganked from candesgirl and all over my F-list.

Step One
Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love an icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
Surf around your friendslist or just random journals, or holiday_wishes to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

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