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10 June 2005 @ 06:48 pm
a not-so-balanced diet  
fandom: Television Without Pity picked up House for next season. Now I wish I watched this show! I did read the recap, though, and think I will enjoy this show quite a bit if it gives me a weekly opportunity to think of people as the Houseketeers. When are the reruns on? (No promises, though, because I seem to suck spectacularly at actually watching TV lately. Yeah, it seems a little weird to me, too, that I'm going "come on, Sachi, just watch a little TV? It's good for you!" I'm thinking of leveling procrastination anti-trust action against the internet.)

real life: Swimming season has started! I bargained my dad up to 8 am (6:30 is too early when I work 'til 9). Despite my sticker-sheet for working-out-ness, I suckered out mid-lake to spare my shoulders. I have great plans to be swimming a mile within the week and then push for more, but I will probably have to sit on the sports-training part of my brain before I burn myself or my shoulders out. Swimmiiiiiiing!

real life being overrun by fandom: I managed to resist writing lots and lots of atlantis!swimming!fic last summer, and will attempt to do so again, but just for the record, I totally daydream about doing distance swimming around Atlantis while I'm in the water. Come on, admit it, it would be really cool. No, I don't just like this show because they're entirely surrounded by water, promise...

fandom being overrun by real life: Whether or not it should, it really bothers me that I've been too tired overextended for fanfic-writing, and even proper fanfic appreciation. When I'm just tired I write fic wherein people lounge around in bed (I should do a drinking game some fic statistics of mine some day -- how many take place in bed without sex, how many are named after Star Trek episodes, etc.). This is different. I like this more in that I'm getting stuff done, being productive, working enough to pay my bills (!!!), etc.

I dislike this because my brain is totally empty of creative thoughts. It's weird that I feel only half myself when I'm entirely focused on my own life and not, you know, the lives of fictional people... but I do. (Plus the "OMG I am USELESS to my online circle of friends!" feeling, which rosewildeirish bapped me for and which, yeah, if you're only here for the fic, I trust you're used to skimming by now. Sorry.) The hope is that, having complained about it, it will magically fix itself to spite me, as things like this are wont to do. (I'm on to them! I will use their tricks against them!) Failing that, and since "writing" is on my list of priorities to keep in mind, I'll come up with a better system when things slow down or I speed up. :)

and now for a word from our sponsor: "Suggest me something to write!" has been temporarily put on hold, since it didn't work. But I have an hour before bedtime. So... suggest me an episode to watch! I've got Atlantis, TNG, DS9, Stargate and, er, seasons 1,3,5 of Babylon 5! And I might be assed to dig X-Files out on VHS. Yay for foisting Non-Important Decision-Making off on others!
 
 
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hear: "Soldier Machismo" - Fiction Plane
 
 
 
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on June 11th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC)
*baps again* OMFG. NOT USELESS.

...

*loves*
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
*LOVES MADLY*

You are the bestest. :)
qwirky on June 11th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
LANTIS!

*snuggles you and luffs you*
Little Red: sga - sw not subtle - thefakeheadlinemylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
What episode omg?

(I really need to create a randomized computer program for this. Actually, I just need a hat and little slips of paper. That's more my speed.)
(no subject) - qwirky on June 11th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Pooh: House - making faces (by meegzi31)mspooh on June 11th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
It's weird that I feel only half myself when I'm entirely focused on my own life and not, you know, the lives of fictional people... but I do.

That's because fictional people need love, too, and you're a very giving and loving person. I'd have to agree - totally not useless. Reading your entries inspire me. To, erm, do things with my life, or something, but the inspiration is there. *nods*

Oh, and House is usually on Tuesdays, 9PM EST.
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
That's because fictional people need love, too

YES! I KNOW!! *feels guilty* Although it's possible that they just make my life more interesting, and I'm far more selfish than that. But also the love. *redeclares allegiance and adoration*

You inspire meeeeeee with your fantastic VIDS, girlfriend. And the fact that you're so sweet to me on teh intarweb when I get silly. :) *loves*

I work on Tuesday nights! Rats. I'll have to figure out how to program the VCR. And then I'll end up having things on tape... and that just leads to fandom. *ridiculous sigh* I suppose I'm usually home by 9:15...
Ryuu: anne_jumpskarma_aster on June 11th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
(joins Rose in the bapping)No sympathy here. If you lot won't let me call myself boring and useless, you don't get to do it either.

Plus, there's that whole deal where, y'know, you totally aren't.

Don't make me write random fanfic to cheer you up, now. That stuff tends to go reeeeeeeeally trippy.

And long-distance swimming is cool. Massively, amzingly cool. It's why dolphins rule. And otters.
Little Red: bsg - wet boomer - ehab_itmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
Heeeeeeee. Trippy!fic! My muse is so on heroin right now -- a few uppers might do her some good.

But worry not! I am not un-cheered. :) Just very blah and blank in the head. (In a different way than normal.)

It took me a long time to warm up to long-distance swimming in this way. I was such a lap-swimming kid (although I was always a distance swimmer rather than a sprinter). But last summer I was all "WOAH! I can swim in a STRAIGHT LINE! And GET SOMEWHERE!" And now there's no going back. The weeds I could do without, though.
(no subject) - nenya_kanadka on June 11th, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Abusus non tollit usum: Red Pandalavidaessueno on June 11th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)
you know, some people judge online friends by more than just their ability to produce fic (except, of course, for those who are incapable of producing any fic worth reading, in which case they're probably not saying anything else worth reading either).

*snugglepounces you*

Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
*is snugglepounced!* *squeaks like squeakytoy and hugs back*

I know! I tend to be just as interested (sometimes more) in people's other posts than their fics... because DUDE! It's not just finding out what happened to random people, but what they *think* about it, and how they *say* what they think, and it's just a big character geekfest in my livejournal-addicted mind.

However, it'd still be nice if I churned out awesome fic every day. But, alas, the lofty goal of regaining financial independence is... more lofty.

Mostly, I just miss thinking about it. I need pretty shiny people to dream about, y0. What's this crap about having to contemplate my own issues? None of which, for the record, involve aliens or spaceships or even a tricorder.
(no subject) - lavidaessueno on June 11th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
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pellucid: Elizabeth_hero (by shipperchick)pellucid on June 11th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
You have a lake to swim in??? *is jealous*

I finally remembered to bring my swim stuff back with me from home, only to learn that I have no membership at the gym across the street for the summer. There's supposed to be a less-wonderful pool across campus, but I haven't checked it out yet. Anyway...

Um, would say encouraging fandomy things, but my brain isn't doing that topic just at the moment. :/
Little Red: sga - lizzie bound - ethelineshermanmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)
I have a lake near my house *and* a lake at work! The beach I go to is the one closer to my house, though, because it is the nicest.

They axed your membership for the summer!? That is totally evil. You still LIVE there!

Worry not on the encouraging fandom things -- your icon is always encouraging enough. :) *pokes at brain with episode-watching*
(no subject) - pellucid on June 11th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
Angelasjshipper on June 11th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
>>It's weird that I feel only half myself when I'm entirely focused on my own life and not, you know, the lives of fictional people... but I do.>>

Weird? Not at all.
Little Red: b5 - corps is mother - thatfangirlmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
It's possible that I'm asking the wrong crowd for an unbiased answer here, as we are all patients in the same ward...
(no subject) - nenya_kanadka on June 11th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
espirk: D/R Love; katrin_follyespirk on June 11th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
Hey, I devote half my days to Real Life and the other half, I think I actually live believing Doggett and Reyes are *real*. So that is not weird, at all. But I am super glad to know you are getting to do things you enjoy, like swimming! ::hugs::

Maybe it's too late for tonight (but for another night, perhaps): X-Files Season 9 = Sunshine Days (*focus* on the last *five* minutes!)
fycaidle_dreamer on June 11th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
I second this.
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Just a springing future interest: It always goes back to the X Files by Orkatcorvi on June 11th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
Hey, I came here initially for the fic, but I stuck around because you're pretty darn cool and interesting. And the fact that you spend a lot of your time obsessifocussing on the doings of tv characters is normal in my world. *g*

Dig out the X Files, cause that's one cxool show.
Just a springing future interest: Awwoo chaka (distraught)katcorvi on June 11th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
Crap. I should spend a bit more time focusing on my spelling. One "s" in focusing, dammit. I know that. Feh....
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on June 11th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
*loves and has no other brainpower*
Little Red: sga - cute when sick - duckadorkmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
*loves back*

*also has no brainpower to share*
if i could, i'd punch you into paralysis!: Lizzie's thinking (alina_kalime)grenadine on June 11th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh, you so should watch House. It's awesome.

(I'm thinking of leveling procrastination anti-trust action against the internet.)

Can we make that a class-action suit? :) *is pointedly avoiding eye contact with the atlantis!swimming!fic plot bunny*
Little Red: bsg - wet boomer - ehab_itmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHA. Yes! Class action.

*considers writing whole series of swimming-obsessed fic*

... *possibly containing a Mary Sue, omg* ;)
tarkheena lizzeeen: [SINFUL GIRLFRIEND LOVE]liminalliz on June 11th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
Girlfriend? I love you. :)
Little Red: sga - SINFUL Lizzie! - liminallizmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
Hee. *loves as well* Hope you have a nice weekend, darling!
w0lfstar: baby deer love ya by proverbw0lfstar on June 11th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)
You aren't useless, so there! *hugs* Being tired is one of those things that, at least in my experience, universally is a creativity-zapper. It could just be that I write my best stuff at like 3 in the morning (so if I can't stay up that late, nothing gets written), though.

But swimming! Yay! *envies your ability to swim!* I have full confidence in your ability to enjoy yourself and make sense of things and such.
Little Red: bsg - wet boomer - ehab_itmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
YES OMG. It's rather miraculous how much I've gotten written in the past few years, actually, considering. Stupid tiredness!

You could, um, do sidestroke? *meeps* I swam more today! Mmmm. *builds up strength*
(no subject) - w0lfstar on June 11th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Nenya Kanadka: Relax Kittynenya_kanadka on June 11th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
I dislike this because my brain is totally empty of creative thoughts. It's weird that I feel only half myself when I'm entirely focused on my own life and not, you know, the lives of fictional people... but I do.

Ooooh, so I'm not alone in that. We're a weird bunch, we fans, eh?

Suggest an episode to watch: something early!DS9. With lotsa happy!Jadzia and snarky!Kira.

Or maybe John & Monnie, if you have it! *needs Monica icon again*
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
We are kind of a weird bunch. It makes our lives more interesting, though! :)

And awww, happy!Jadzia and snarky!Kira!! I totally need to watch the first three-parter again with the BAJOR FOR THE BAJORANS! and all that, because Kira and Dax were classic and awesome in that.
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Little Red: sga - alcohol porn - nostalgiamylittleredgirl on June 12th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. OMG. I cracked up at work yesterday when I read this.

"Reward Based Statistical Analyses." DUDE. I'm going to SO have to use this.

So you and I can be latecomers to the House party? (Heh. House party.) I can get on board with that.
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Little Red: bsg - wet boomer - ehab_itmylittleredgirl on June 12th, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
WATER WATER OMG WATER. *flails* I am a water-sign, astrologically, and am told this is why I am fanatically obsessed. :)

And someone must have tried swimming! And I'm sure there are lagoons at the very least, but probably also heated pools and hot tubs, if for no reason other than porn. And because this city is MY FANTASY CITY right now, and therefore, must needs have water water everywhere. :)

(if I end up writing water!fic, I'm blaming you.)
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(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on June 13th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
lilwitchy on June 13th, 2005 11:28 am (UTC)
heyho! *hugs the over-tired you* i hope you're dealing well with it all and that swimming is really working out (that has some kind of double meaning, right?) anyway, the most important part of this comment: WATCH HOUSE!
Little Red: ethermylittleredgirl on June 13th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
*laughs* OK! I think I might even have some House eps lying around on my computer...