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23 February 2011 @ 09:48 pm
I'm having trouble doing things...  
Like sleeping. And eating. And focusing for more than like three seconds. But I made a hat!

As you can see, I also made a hat-stand out of a tube of dry-erase wipes and some bundled up packing materials. It (the hat, not the stand) was originally meant for my poor be-chemo'd mother, but it turned out small, so became for my friend's daughter who loves hats. It's an awesomely fun pattern! Which is good, because I have basically made it three times already trying to get the right size and just cast it on again.

It's theoretically supposed to snow tonight. When it's supposed to snow in Portland, this happens:

And then you wake up and it's 40 degrees and hasn't snowed at all. So, I'm predicting that, though my mother is camping weather.com and calling me to see if I'm dead yet. My mother who lives in New England where they have had sixteen billion feet of snow since November. The Portland Snow Panic is far-reaching.

I can't watch Star Trek, because I got up to the time-traveling space nazis in my Time Travel Marathon and I just can't. I CAN'T. There's just:

THAT'S AS FAR AS I GOT. And that's a one-second clip not even in the time-traveling nazi episode, but teased in the otherwise great episode before.

I'm including a lot of images in this post so that you don't notice I have nothing of substance to say. I JUST.


I saw "Blade Runner" last night for the first time. T'Pol's mom is in it as a... dammit, I can't find a way to say "stripper with a fake snake" that doesn't make her sound trans, but she just has a giant mutant snake and I felt a little pervy for seeing T'Pol's mom's breasts. It was all in all a strange film, and I was quite put off by the o hai I'm rapin u to the happyish-ever-after but I'd still like to see it again.

I HAVE FICS TO WRITE! I am excited about them but my brain is bouncing all over the map like a total crackrabbit so I haven't managed to sit on it long enough to get them finished.


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lavidaessueno on February 24th, 2011 05:52 am (UTC)
Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies EVER. Such a revelation! Nowadays it's not really that amazing, because cyberpunk has become so mainstream, but when I were wee--OMG, the future is DIRTY and GRUNGY and there's pr0n? And advertising? How fantastic is that?

So. Yes.
Little Red: sga - shep involved being memylittleredgirl on February 24th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
I loved all of that! That was great! Really, the whole movie was great, and I didn't actually mind the dark dubcon in itself since it fit with the tone of the film, I just didn't like that it was sort of sold as "hey he's the good guy so he saves her soul with sex she doesn't want." Das Boy said I read that scene wrong, so I will try to not be so triggered on rewatch and appreciate it more. But all the visuals. AWESOME. WANT. YES.
Raven: badassnoradannan on February 24th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Did you watch the director's cut or the theatrical release? If it had god-awful voice-overs wherein Harrison Ford sounded hung over, it was the theatrical. I recommend seeing the director's cut.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 24th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
We dithered about that forever and decided to watch the theatrical release first, because so many people saw that first and fell in love with it. Next will be the director's cut, but I know what to expect because he told me where they're different. I agree it will probably be much better! But I didn't actually mind the voiceovers until the very end.
Raven: owlnoradannan on February 24th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Director's cut is way better. Waaaaay better. As in "Many Bladerunner fans of mine refer to the theatrical version as blasphemy" kind of better.

Rumor has it that Harrison Ford hated the voiceovers so much that he did them horribly (and hung over) on purpose, in the hopes they'd get thrown out. Sadly, they weren't.

(Owl is not because you are wrong, but because owls are awesome.)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 25th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
I LOVE THAT ICON. I was hoping it would show up in this post. :)

There are apparently multiple director's cuts too! Too many decisions involved in watching this movie!
miera_c: ronon wtfmiera_c on February 24th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
Das Boy said I read that scene wrong, so I will try to not be so triggered on rewatch and appreciate it more.

Um, no. Just, no. Do not ever ever ever and I really mean this rewatch something that triggered you just to prove a point to anyone, male or female. Or I will come out there and gently bonk you on the head with a tennis ball.

(Seriously. No. If you decide you want to watch it for your own reasons, go for it, but don't do it because some person tells you you did it wrong. Films are subjective so yes, actually, you can interpret it any fucking way you want, end of story.)
Little Red: cheer - opposite sex - foldedwingsmylittleredgirl on February 24th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
I hesitated about using the word "triggered" because I needed a word that was less loaded than that. I definitely viewed it through my own personal history, but I think my distaste was more coming from a general 80s-romance-novel women-need-to-be-forced-to-feel-love-this-is-the-worst-story-idea-EVER response. I guess the movie was made in the early 80s, so maybe that was the thing then.

While films are totally subjective, when it's a movie that's as well-loved as this one, I was glad to hear the general interpretation was different than mine. Plus, there are other versions floating around out there that don't have as much of a pat ending, so the dubcon would make more sense and remain appropriately dystopic.
a universal sigh: DW - Rory - brushing teethnaushika on February 24th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)


Little Red: trek - scotty omgwtf - icons_of_isismylittleredgirl on February 24th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)

fyca: Moni snowfyca on February 24th, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)
We are having another round of "snomegedon" over here in Seattle, which is coming to mean more "OMG panic the weatherman said the word snow!" rather than "OMG there's six inches of snow and we only have six snow plows in this whole damn city!" The last time I looked outside, even the snow on the rooftops had melted away. So stupid.

Love the hat! The color is awesome too!

One day when you're up for it, you wanna start hacking away at my fic? I found a nice girl in Scotland who said she'd have fic convos with me, but I still kinda want you to read it too. I'm only halfway through the first draft at the moment though... but that's 115,000 words. Oy vey!!
Little Red: xf - pretty boys - liminallizmylittleredgirl on February 24th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat your fic is like 230,000 words!? I... JUST... THAT IS A LOT OF WORDS. You're crazy. :-P It will probably take me longer to read than it took you to write, but sure!
fyca: DRR the endfyca on February 25th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Well, right now it's only 117,000 words...


You don't have to like it, or even read it, but if you do read it, feel free to drop me a line or two of concrit... I have like three followers, which is pathetic, because I don't think it's that bad. But maybe it is??? But, I've seen the stuff on ff.net and refuse to believe it's worse than most of those stories. Not that it really matters, because I'm bound and determined to finish this damned thing this year.
Little Red: ares - marsmylittleredgirl on February 25th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
Without having read it, I'm sure it's not as bad as all that on ff.net because nothing could be. ;) It may have more to do with length and that it's a WIP - I rarely read either of those, so I imagine there are other people who also avoid them.

I am not exactly bound and determined to finish my Mars fic. I want to be! But a) I'm going to have to completely gut it and rewrite it, and b) I learned last week that I totally ripped off the ship name from Red Mars, which is the name of the whole show, and now I feel like a faily failgirl who fails!
fyca: DRR giddy lovefyca on February 25th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
Just call it an homage! And don't start gutting it till you finish the first draft!

Yeah, I did hit up one dripper and she said she avoided WIPs like the plague, but I tried to assure her that come hell or high water, I was giong to finish the fic, and considering that I'm still writing nearly every single day, I think it's quite possible. Though I am starting to get panicky about how in the world I'm going to save the world.
babylil on February 24th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
Fun fact about 'Blade Runner'? The reason the actress was so comfortable with the snake around her neck was because it was actually her own pet snake in RL. *spends too much time reading film trivia on imdb.com*

Awesome hat!
Little Red: trek - t'les & t'pau - lovetruthbellamylittleredgirl on February 24th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Lanna: Squee!lanna_kitty on February 24th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
Also I may possibly have drawn Gagapony on a dare


edit: allllllsoooooo remember that sam/jack fic I begged you to read like Pfft a YEAR ago? the one you so nicely read? and then one I have hardly touched in the last 8 months? I could like...almost post it. (I'm hacking all kinds of stuff off the backend like the phone conversation I dunno if you ever read or not) but uh, YEAH PROCRASTINATION!

Edited at 2011-02-24 07:48 am (UTC)
Little Red: lazy - stephie squeemylittleredgirl on February 24th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)

I definitely need more Ponies in my life.
redbeardredbeard on February 24th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Little Red: trek - ani jazzhands - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on February 24th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)

Fabulous! Although of course winterpocalypse seems to be over because it's sunny out and all the flakes are gone.
entertaining in a disturbing way: Vala lostlyssie on February 25th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
yeah, the rapey bit of Blade Runner was a bit ugh. Even though I mostly like the rest of it.