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Among the things accomplished this week.

1.) Humiliating moment in public place where Child declared that his mother had relations with Santa Claus. Supporting evidence includes his first name, his belly, and Mommy's comment that she knows Santa Claus. Which he elucidated at length to those who passed. I am eating chcolate now.

2.) Secret santa gifts received! Thank you! Shaved milk chocolate hot chcolate mix and COOKIES. OH MY GOD COOKIES. COOKIES. I cannot express my love deeply enough. Thank you.

3.) Child's laptop received! With a neat notebook bag for it! Squee!

5.) Meme love!. Okay, very awesomeness there. Thank you to whoever did those, it totally made my night very bright.

5.) Um. Yeah, that's it.

I'm--restless. I'm done with all treatments, all side effects are passed, I'm just tired. I mean, it's a very weird feeling, the undertiredness that's there even when I'm awake. I still have to think when I'm talking for breathing, which is new, but I figure will pass.

An interesting discussion is going on over in sgatlantislight's lj regarding secondary pairings. Some good points are made, though.

http://sgatlantislight.livejournal.com/77851.html

It's--weird. I have this meta topic that I want to introduce, but I'm not sure how to do it without either breaking chat room confidentiality or flock, or making this a dramatic interpretation of These Are The Thing I Kneejerk Against, Sorry About That, Avoid the Knee. And the part of me that's not really all that sorry. I don't think me reccing or not oppresses anyone, or stating that I think certain fics most closely match how I feel about a character so I tend to think of them as the best is destroying anyone's soul. If it is, I'm in the get over it place in my life. Seriously. Unless I'm doing a full court bash of a fic, or a writer, I'm not taking that seriously.

And no, this is all in response to way too much meta reading today.

Hmm. If I was going to meta on something, what would any of you like to see? Non-flocked at that.


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If you mean our chat, you can post that if you want? As long as you edit out my screen name.

No, though thanks, but it's more in line with my frustration with that entire thread at sgatlantislight's lj not ever clarifiing--and it's not like she didnt' have the opportunity. Expecting people to at least *fake* logic is way too much to ask apparently. And it makes me--I would say grumpy, but honestly, it's risen to irritation--that at this point, I know it's a deliberate choice to be obtuse and contradictory here, not that she doesn't understand what *all* of us are asking her to do.

I seriously do not get that attitude. All my stupid flags are up and running in tandem. Gah.

"My mommy loves me so much she fucked Santa so he would bring me that pony for Christmas."

Humiliating moment in public place where Child declared that his mother had relations with Santa Claus. Supporting evidence includes his first name, his belly, and Mommy's comment that she knows Santa Claus. Which he elucidated at length to those who passed. I am eating chcolate now.

LOL!!! That's absolutely priceless! Child does know the basics of human reproduction, right?

And yes, he'll be very happy Christmas day, though if it were me, I'd get a lock for the laptop to bolt it to his desk (or elsewhere) when he's not using it, and make it very clear Sister is not to be using it.

Sadly yes, he does. I'm just lucky he didn't explain to anyone where babies come from in relation to Santa Claus paternity or I might never leave my room again.

If your meta topic is at all related to that thread, I want to hear about that! I read through it earlier, and I just cannot wrap my mind around it. What the hell is that commenter hoping to accomplish by that?

Also, if you're all over several fannish debates, you are not a lurker. Just... not.

If I can figure out a way to clarify my problem, I might. It's just--it was so *frustrating*, and I could feel myself edging on losing my temper because she wouldn't see the *point*. Or even make one. Gah.

I don't think me reccing or not oppresses anyone, or stating that I think certain fics most closely match how I feel about a character so I tend to think of them as the best is destroying anyone's soul. If it is, I'm in the get over it place in my life.

I find the mental health aspects of fandom fascinating. This comment isn't related to any particular fandom, but just in general I feel there are people who would find fandom a lot more satisfying if they were less focused on how much attention they garner or what other people think about them, and more focused on communicating and just having a good time playing in the fandom sandbox.

Heh. It is interesting how that works out. I do think a certain amount of jockeying for position is fairly natural, and fine, complain, but in the name of God, the complaint should *make sense*.

Heh, I saw you'd stumbled into some wank over there. Was it not as much fun as last week's?

Also, I didn't comment over there, cos, you know, confrontation is scary, but seriously, I had no idea what she was talking about. It made me want to rip my hair out and I wasn't even taking part, so well done you for staying so polite.

I didn't mean to! It was just--wow. And I really was curious.

And seriously, hair ripping? So. Close.

Meta is my second fandom, and I would be happy to see anything you wanted to post.

And god, cookies sound great.

I can't think of anything that other people havent' done better recently. *sighs*

Hmm. If I was going to meta on something, what would any of you like to see? Non-flocked at that.

BNFs. [eg]

You have a serious dark side. Do I look suicidal?

...don't answer that. I have no idea what my topic would even *be*.

I have run across her before, elsewhere, and she never makes any sense. Just stomps in, angry and challenging, never answers a direct question, never lets anyone pin her down. If I didn't know better, I would swear that this person has a day job as the White House Press Secretary.

*chokes on Coke*

Okay, you totally owe me a new keyboard for the press sec thing. That was *beautiful*.

If you guys are talking about who I think you're talking about, oh my god that chick is nuts. I saw her on another thread earlier this week and was so fascinated by the bizarre way she would run herself in circles and then get pissed off when nobody could figure out why that I actually read it all? Oh my god. I don't think I can stomach round 2 though. XD

Yes! It's *fascinating* and kind of disturbing and you just want to KNOW WHY GOD.

Don't blame you. I'm still flinching in memory.

For what it's worth (going rate is, I believe, a plate of fish and chips and two slightly dinged hubcaps) I read the whole thread and was impressed by everyone's attempt to understand what the vague person (TM) was saying. I've never seen that before - and it acted as a beautiful piece of evidence against her characterization of SGA fandom. Instead of people leaping all over her to call her names and tell her to bugger off, people were trying to elicit more information, ask for clarification, support her where possible, and suggest how she could make her point more clear. Now she didn't take those opportunities, and I suspect everyone needs a good dose of scotch by now (*pours*) but it was damn bloody nice of everyone all the same.

In conclusion: I ♥ this fandom.

Mmmm fish and chips. Delicious.

and it acted as a beautiful piece of evidence against her characterization of SGA fandom. Instead of people leaping all over her to call her names and tell her to bugger off, people were trying to elicit more information, ask for clarification, support her where possible, and suggest how she could make her point more clear.

I know. Our fandom is *made of awesome*.

... I saw mommy tickle Santa Claus underneath his beard of snowy whiiite...

I just finished reading the thread, and can't help but wonder. If you're going to say something that incendiary, then you should have the balls to back it up. I want graphs, damnit!
I do have to laugh, though. I was considered a BNF in the LoTR fandom, or at least so I was told by a total stranger at a con, lol. In SGA, I'm pretty much a no body, and that's all right. I don't write as much as I used to, and do to health problems, the stuff I do write isn't quick in coming. But I love this fandom, and all the people I have met here. I don't know if I'm just skipping through the fields, totally oblivious, but I really haven't encountered any horribleness.
Funny, but when I had protesters spit at me and call me names, I could smile and nod my head and it didn't bother me at all. But when I recieve a little critism on writing, I go to tears.
People are funny that way, aren't they?

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