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July 12th, 2010

Morning, "fans!" *waves*

You guys had a busy weekend talking about me and are still at it, this morning. (Thanks to my sources for cluing me in. I was off-line most of Sunday watching the TDF and World Cup and then doing karaoke.)

Cracks me up how anyone who shares my views on the anti-ship or the whiny one MUST be me...and that I now have a "brigade." Which is pretty funny, considering how I'm supposed to be a "lone nutter" and no one could possibly agree with me at all. At least you're finally admitting that there are "real!Jack" believers besides myself. (And more arriving every day, ready to enjoy Torchwood Series 4)

Glad you're enjoying the dog pictures too.
And Spain wins the World Cup! In the most boring match I've ever seen. But YAY SPAIN! It was a great World Cup, Vuvuzelas and all, although I'll be perfectly happy never to see or hear one of those things again. None of my picks made it and I was sad to see both the US and UK go out as early as they did.

Mostly I loved it because so many right-wingers were hating. Sometimes I'm just like that.

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Tour De France---Another AMAZING ride by Sylvain Chavanel on Saturday. I was considering going out for a bike ride myself yesterday in honor, but went to the gym instead. I love how many riders are getting the chance to shine this year. You go Mark Cavendish! And I'm not the least bit sad to see the end of the Armstrong era, and I have a modicum of respect for him sticking around to ride the last two weeks and maybe help Levi Leipheimer, although I don't think Levi's gonna win it either.

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My own 30 Days of Cardio project continues. Unfortunately, due to time restrictions and laziness, I'm not doing the amount of stretching I should be. Translation: I'm barely stretching at all. You could start a car engine with the lactic acid in my legs.

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All caught up with White Collar and ready for the new episodes to start. Thanks to the individual who made it possible and thanks to hubby for going through the episodes, even though I'm not sure he was all that enthused.

I like the characters and have lots of thinking thoughts about the back-stories and relationships, but mostly consider it one of my "non-invested" shows. I hope they manage to maintain the light tone and keep the slash at its current level of subtext, rather than falling into any fanservice traps. I'm also among those who enjoy seeing Matt Bomer in the suit and hat, but could live with a few less gratuitous half-naked scenes. It's definitely nice to see Tim DeKay in something lighter than Carnivale. It was virtually impossible to actually like any of those characters, even ones played by actors I generally liked. (Possible exception: Patrick Bachau as Professor Lodz.)

Gotta love a show with a Golden Retriever and a chance for Diahann Carroll to shine on our screens again. I'm willing to over-look the GAPING plot-holes, as long as the fun stuff stays fun.

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Watched some more Buffy-Season 3. You know, there's angst and then there's just self-indulgent twaddle. Buffy/Angel gives me a major whiff of the later category, although I was thrilled when Angel showed up at Giles' door looking for help. Still totally ship those two. Meanwhile-"Gingerbread" Oh, yeah, that was subtle.

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In case you missed it in the WEEKEND VORTEX....I have some ranty things to say about the House/Cuddy ship, both as it has developed in canon and the reactive fanfics that have emerged in relation to what ocurred in Season 6 and the spoilers going forward. Mostly it's a complaint about BAD fanfic writing. Generally I would take this to FFR and be more specific, but there are extenuating circumstances.

Here's the rant in question.

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And how was YOUR weekend?



Thirty Days of Writing Questions-Day 27

Ganked from zekkass

Here's the list

I'm not doing a great job of keeping up with these. I'm just not that inspired by a lot of the questions. Sorry.

27. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters.

I feel like we covered a lot of this in Question 9.

The short answer being that I "cast" the characters either as celebrities or people I know and that determines the descriptions.

As for writing descriptions of characters in fanfic, allow me to take a minute for a rant that I like to call "Cerulean Orbs."

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Ganked from lozenger8

* everyone has dirty fandom secrets or guilty pleasures or unpopular opinions.
* list five of yours.
* get cries of OMG YOU TOO or WTF ARE YOU SMOKING
* profit



Here we go, possible spoilers and probable wankiness aheadCollapse )

Stella-in the 16th & Mission BART Station

Stella-16th & Mission BART Station on Twitpic

Click on Stella!



Starting today, I'll also be posting Flickr links. The whole Dog-a-Day project will eventually be posted on Flickr, mostly to free up space on my hard-drive and to share the doggies with the world.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/karaokegal/4789111892/

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