February 18th, 2004

bored

random meme from way back

I have a paper cut the size of a valley in the Grand Canyon.

Yeah, that's certainly not the most riveting bit of trivia ever, but I've had to wrap my finger for two days now. The bandaid came off at work, requiring the use of clear tape, because, man, stings. A lot. Very Big Cut.

I'm bored. I am beyond bored. I am--doing a really, really useless, very old meme from last year, because I need to entertain myself and also, jumpstart the stupid non-speaking muse who is pretty much not doing much. Except wanting weird music to listen to. I mean, not even music that's writable, because let's face it, it's just not healthy to write to an Eminem/Tori Amos double punch, whatever the hell those songs are called, and man, the person that sent me that CD mix? Do you *want* me to write serial killer fic?

Brian and Justin, on the road, ritualistically kiling people between long nights of clubbing. Then Justin finds out he's an elf. And I don't care what you say, josselin, the angst potential of a mixed-species relationship combined with serious sociopathic tendencies is just a recipe for fun any way you look at it. So there.

Right.

Meme--first and last lines of the last five fics you wrote. Or in my case, finished, because, well. I have scary numbers of WiPs wandering around.

With commentary, because I am *that* bored.

Firsts and Lasts

First:

Fluorescents make me look green, the penalty of being so fucking pale, and out here, it's this or pitch black, so I just wait, trying not to stare at my hands like they belong to someone else, and that someone not really human.

Last:

"I've always said a thorough education is key to a successful life."

Out in the Middle of Nowhere

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First:

"It's not even high test."

Last:

"It's a good night," Lex says airily, skipping back another step. Regressing happily into a misspent juvenile age where toilet papering your dad's Japanese garden is the most fun thing ever. Some things never change. Clark hopes they never will. "I think we'll just walk."

Stuck in the Middle (With You)

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First:

Once upon a time...and isn't that how the best stories start?

Last:

It's going to hit like a freight train, he can feel it, any minute now, and it's never going to stop.

Stories Out of Childhood

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First:

This, Clark thinks, has to be a dream. Not the ones where he's naked in class and supposed to be able to solve quadratic equations.

Last:

"Yeah," Clark says, distracted. "We're coming home."

This, Too (cowrite with rageprufrock

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First:

Brian watches the block drop from Lindsay's fingers, hitting the rug soundlessly. Gus hand shoots out, groping across the floor, and Brian obligingly shifts it closer, tiny fingers closing tight and pulling it close.

Last:

Maybe he'll let Lindsay persuade him to go shopping with them tomorrow.

Don't Blink (Or You'll Miss It)

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children of dune - leto 1

the thing regarding fox and weird email

Because seriously. Odd.

Earlyish last week, me and several other members and former members of the X-Men fandom and WRBeta list were sent a Really Bizarre Email purportedly from Fox, among the recipients girlinthetrilby, haremistressdd, tylergrrls (Diebin), misskatherine, and amezri. I originally posted it under friendslock.

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You may recognize Gina DeMarco as the one who was acting very strangely in my LJ around Christmas this last year. She does this in a lot of places, to a lot of X-Men fen.

See threats for earlier instances of weird behavior.

A few of those who received this email contacted Fox.

Anyway, this response came to us today.

To All Concerned:

Please be advised that the e-mail that you received last week regarding Gina DeMarco and Karen Boyer was not authorized by Fox or anyone authorized to speak on behalf of Fox. The e-mail that was purportedly sent by Debra Meringa, Senior Counsel at Fox, was fraudulent and not authorized by Fox or Debra Meringa. Gina DeMarco and Karen Boyer are not employees of Fox, nor are they authorized to speak on behalf of Fox or any other Fox entity. Fox is currently investigating the situation and taking steps to prevent such illegal activity from occurring in the future. We have informed superherohype.com of the fraudulent nature of the postings purportedly made by Debra Meringa and have posted a message on the message board regarding this situation.

Please do not send any e-mails to Debra Meringa or attempt to contact her in any other manner. This e-mail account was used to send the e-mail message without the consent of Fox or Debra Meringa who has no connection to this situation.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we continue to investigate this situation.

Erinn Whiteside
Executive Director, Human Resources
20th Century Fox


Devil Doll (http://www.wolverineandrogue.com) relates the following:

On February 17th, I spoke with the Executive Director of Human Resources at 20th Century Fox regarding this and similar threats made against fans by and for Gina and Karen.

I was told the above email is completely fraudulent and in no way authorized by anyone at Fox with the power to make such statements. In addition, I was told that Gina and Karen have absolutely no connection at all to 20th Century Fox, and any claims to the contrary, or claims of enjoying Fox's legal protection, are fraudulent.

If you have received any emails from Debra, Gina, or Karen claiming that you could be subject to legal action by 20th Century Fox, you can ignore any such statements. They are a misrepresentation of Fox, and are not to be taken seriously.

Fox is investigating this situation and is collecting information regarding these claims. If you have received any emails from Debra, Gina, or Karen implying that Gina and/or Karen are affiliated with or protected by 20th Century Fox in any way, please contact me and I will tell you who to contact at Fox. Fox asks that you not reply to the "Debra" email address.

This is obviously a very serious situation, and one that Fox is not taking lightly. Several members of the Super Hero Hype message boards received similar emails, and the owner of SHH is also cooperating fully with Fox. You can read his statement on the matter here:

http://www.superherohype.com/forums/announcement.php?s=&forumid=198

I am hopeful that Fox's confirmation of the fraudulent nature of these threats will bring an end to this situation. I also hope that from here forward we will be allowed to enjoy fandom, rather than feeling harassed and threatened by a small number of people who appear to enjoy that sort of thing.
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