May 26th, 2007

children of dune - leto 1

the dark days of hasslehoff

We live in dark times.

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THIS IS ENTIRELY BEST BELOVED'S FAULT. Oh my god, Gmail, I am NOT THIS PERSON. Send Best Beloved the Hasselhoff t-shirt ads! Not me! I am an innocent bystander. I was entirely unaware of Hasselhoff's cult of - I don't know what to call, it precisely, but "ego" seems more appropriate than "personality" - until recently, when sdwolfpup showed me two music videos (one in which Hasselhoff attempts to win the Worst Blue Screening award while holding a plastic fish in his mouth and dancing out of rhythm, and one in which he is wearing a "Don't Hassel the Hoff" t-shirt, which I now realize was fearsome marketing in action). I have not been the same since, although my doctors hold out some small chance of a full recovery for me. My point is: INNOCENT. Also, fragile and not to be randomly subjected to Hasselhoff-related ads.

Did I mock her? No. Well, in my head a lot, but she doesn't yet have cosmic powers and telepathy.

(wait. does she?)

Then. *Then* came my gmail. My poor, poor gmail, that never hurt anyone.

There was an email.

From her.

Mentioning Hasselhoff.

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MY GMAIL IS UNCLEAN. UNCLEAN. IT WILL NEVER BE AS INNOCENT AS IT ONCE WAS. This reminds me of the day svmadelyn blind linked me to a youtube vid that ended up a Hasselhoff music video. I still have traumatic flashbacks.

Okay, pop quiz to satisfy curiosity--open up your gmail, click on a random email, and paste your sidebar ads here. I do not want to be alone.
children of dune - leto 1

i really need more hobbies

djianna posts here on current fannish events. You know, now looking at everything she listed that happened just recently--is it just me or is a lot happening all at once?

I'm thinking about the otw_news project a lot, to be honest. In a positive, oh awesome way. I pulled my fic from when they instituted the anti-NC-17 policy. I always hated the interface anyway, and I still hate the multi-chapter feature (I like fic in a single long file whenever possible), but I appreciate the sheer hugeness of it, the ambition that set it up, the fact it's still here and still functioning and still *working* pretty damn well. The fact that it's massive and bandwidth sucking and has a variety you can't get anywhere else--hell, some of those categories you literally cannot find *anywhere else on the net*.

One of the bigger gripes in any fandom is the lack of a central archive if there isn't one, or an underused one. The format of it can be a problem as well. The Smallville Slash Archive is still my favorite in the sheer simplicity of using it, of reading in it, though I'd wish for more search capabilities, that's why we have google and the ability to delineate to a specific website for searching.

So this one project. It's catching my imagination maybe, or just my sense of organization is appeased, I'm not sure. I just want it a lot.

I could learn to program. *thoughtful*

ETA - In case I was not clear--join the community and start brainstorming. This is--this is something that we can all be a part of, help form and shape into something that will last and perhaps even go on after us. I do believe it can be just as awesome as it's being envisioned.