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legion the things i'd give for a cookie
If I grumble, it's for a good cause.

Planned days off are awesome; taking off for sick child, not so much. I mean, not the caring for sick Child ("Mommy, go away."), but the fact I like to have a plan. If the plan is sleep, eat, sleep, eat, read my lj, and sleep, then by God, that's a plan. But now, there is no plan. There is, however, catching up on comments, which is nice, since most of the time I don't get a chance to respond to the latest ones or really think them over until the weekend when they are probably forgotten by the poster.

So I have achieved not so much productivity as make-work. I need a project.

Okay, this is twofold: one, class gave me evening structure. I had something due! I had to work! And that it was deeply fun to do was really a bonus; two, my work on the guide at work is coming to an end and I'm freaked out, because no one else, and I say this without arrogance, simply fact, knows enough about HTML, CSS, or Adobe to continue it, or is willing to learn. Not to mention the testing work I did on the program. I'm worried. It's not my responsibility, but--it's mine. I don't mind giving it up to someone who will love it like I do, who will enjoy it, who will take responsibility for it and work at it and think about how to make it better. Gah.


...why is itunes now randomly going back and making me find my library again? For the third time since I moved to this computer?? Did I do something wrong in set-up? The last time it happened--oddly, on December 1st--I immediately saved the library in case, but seriosuly, this is *annoying*. It's happening every two *weeks* and I'm officially tired of having ot go back and re-do my library like this; I dont' remember every change I made and every new playlist I created or what was on it. Hence the fact I save playlists as my memory.


Um, point me toward something interesting? Seriously. Sick Child is now watching X-Files off tapes we inherited from someone. Also, taking a second to revel in my Child's awesome--he's watching X-Files! He's asking about the little grey men! He's following the conspiracy. I kind of want to cry with the sheer joy of it. Strangely, he didn't care for Space: Above and Beyond and I'm still wary on Battlestar Galactica after the first season. He's whimpering about how the lack of Dr. Who is oppressing him! He is an entitled fan!

I have done my work here.

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I poked--very carefully--around popslash. The RPS's scare me; not because of any anti-RPS, but because it feels less structured and I'm pretty much terrified of doing it wrong. *G* I panic enough in my media fandoms!

The "I can never know the entirety of canon" aspect is what's kept me out of it the last two years. And people have been pimping at me HARDCORE.


For BSG I don't think season 2 is a good idea for anyone under the age of 12 to watch. It has a lot of violence and some of it is sexualized. I love season 2 of BSG I just don't think a kid would really understand it very well and again violent.

I dont' either; I watched about half and decided I'd hold him off a bit. Luckily, he's still rewatching season one happily and since we're under media boycott for the writer's strike anyway, he's not pushing. I figure by the time he thinks to ask again, Dr. Who will be back. *crosses fingers*

(Dude seriously, the rape scene in um, 2x11, gave me nightmares. It's absolutely not child-suited.)

*nostalgic about S:AaB*

I'm really looking forward to more Doctor Who myself. :) I think it's very cute that your son is becoming a fanboy. :) hehe

The latest thing wot sucked me in is Jericho. I guess I have a...thing, for apocalypse stories. Can provide if you want, just holler.

HOLLERING! I have heard of this! But never saw it.


Did you hear how the fandom achieved a second season by mailing TONS OF PEANUTS to TPTB. *in awe*

Seriously. TONS. Also, I second the rec, I think the series rocks.

It does - the nut thing was awesome :D

On it - linkage to follow.

[edit] what/how works best for you? i can upload to a bunch of places of your choosing or if you have any one or places you prefer, or we could try sending via IM...

vonknibble@ googlemail.com if you want to keep this off list ;)

Edited at 2007-12-17 11:04 pm (UTC)

Uh. I'm not sure. Whatever is easiest for you. I can ask for webspace from a friend if you prefer a server, or one of the filesharers, whichever.

email sent to you @LJ address - again, hollar if you don't get it.

Seconding! I had a great time watching the first season recently. And we get, what, 7 more episodes in the spring?

Hopefully more! else I will be sending a lot more than that 30000+ tons of peanuts ;)

I *adore* Jericho. Post-apocalyptic survival in the midst of town-on-town wars in Kansas! Family angst! Secrets! Low on food! High on ingenuity!

Really, it's terrific.

I'll have to check back to see if anybody can answer your iTunes question. I did something weird when I tried to transfer to an external hard drive, and now it won't recognize the considerably smaller number of songs on the laptop at all.

I am sure that it will shock you that I'm suggesting reality TV.

It's not my fault that it solves all world problems!

For Child, start torrenting (or even Netflixing) old school Who. Almost guaranteed to be child safe, and you've got a long while before running out of material (even without the First and Second Doctor episodes that BBC lost or burned their copies of).

ETA: It is entirely possible you may appreciate some old school Who, too. Just Netflix any of the eps with Tom Baker as a starting point.

Edited at 2007-12-18 07:02 pm (UTC)

I say he's not quite an entitled fan until he tells Russell T. Davies "I HOPE YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE" for harshing his squee, but it's something to aspire to!

If the plan is sleep, eat, sleep, eat, read my lj, and sleep, then by God, that's a plan
It is *nods* It *really* is - feels your pain. I hope he's well in time for Christmas.

any and all children of mine will not only underSTAND the XF conspiracy, but will be able to hold forth on it in great socio-politico-cultural detail, and be able to whine with GREAT entitlement on how exactly the last season or so betrayed all that went before.

your child is made of win. again i hope i can do half so well with mine. i am hideously proud of you both, sight unseen. because as a unit and as individuals you give me hope for humanity.

*wonders how much it'll mess up her kids to inculcate them with "Lexx" before they're ten*

i miss Kai and his awful 80's-hair wig...

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