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I finally got to see Captain America last night. The American film industry hates Sweden and doesn't want us to get to see any movies. (According to my guy, it's the Russians' fault for releasing so many cams, but I couldn't really follow his logic...)

I'll keep it spoiler-free by just saying that it I enjoyed it and that there were many nice shots of Chris Evans' bare chest and that I wish there had been more screen time for the Howling Commandos (Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, need I say more?). I haven't read the comics, just The Avengers, so I don't really have a personal relationship with the character (except for how much I ship him with Iron Man. Really, they should just get married right now. 'Cause, you know, Steve is a nice wholesome boy and wouldn't want to live in sin. Even if Tony definitely would want to. A lot of sin.) Now I can't wait for The Avengers movie next year!

Now for my issues about 3D... )
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* There's a lady in my building who loves music, especially loud music. Last night she decided that midnight was a good time to play her very loud music. Eventually someone'd had enough and called the landlord's security guards. Music Lady refused to open when they arrived and kept playing her music. The security guards gave up and called the police, who finally managed to get her to turn off the noise. At 2 o'clock in the morning. When I have to be up at 5.30.

I love my flat and I think renting is brilliant but right now I have a sudden urge to find a house in the middle of the woods with no neighbours at all.

If anyone needs me I'll be under my desk, sleeping.


* Leverage! How much do I love Eliot? (Realism? What realism? That was awesome.) And how cute are Parker and Hardison? (Pretzels!) The answer to both questions is: Very Much.


* Two days 'til Christmas and I have bought a grand total of zero gifts. It's probably time to start thinking about that...
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* Had swine flu. Got better.

* Why why why am I so far behind on NaNo? *looks mournfully at sad little wordcount*

* Today, I have put around 200 invoices in little envelopes. I also got a papercut.

*Why why why are my customers male and obnoxious? )
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I do not follow it, I do not go looking for it. I just read fandom_wank when bored at work.

So, can someone explain how this goes? This is what I have found out:
- Having seen TOS prior to the reboot makes me better than those who haven't.
- However, since I had to watch the reruns (due to not actually being born in the sixties) I'm a n00b trekkie and should shut my mouth.
- Equal liking for TOS and the reboot puts me somewhere in between those who prefer TOS (apparently WIN) and those who prefer the movie (apparently FAIL).
- Writing fic for the reboot is inferior to writing fic for TOS.
- Fangirls are terrible creatures and should DIAF.

Umm... am I a bad person for actually preferring reboot fandom? 'Cause I didn't encounter wank until I started wondering where all the cool old-school trekkies were hanging out. And boy do they have grudges!
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I think I'm dropping out of Merlin Big Bang. Gah! I wanted to finish this thing but, well, fanfic is my hobby and hobbies should be fun and rewarding and this story just...isn't. When you feel like you'd rather de-worm the cat without protective clothing every time you sit down to work on a story, you know it's time to stop and concentrate on something else. Maybe if I give it a rest, it'll sort itself out, but not in time for the deadline.

Excuse me while I go hide in shame. (And possibly start research for SGABB. That will be one fun story to write!)

*slinks off*
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1. Someone was killed in my neighbourhood last night. When I got to work and read the paper this morning, they had found a dead body a few blocks away from my apartment building. Sad thing is, it's not the first time. It was before I moved in, but apparently the park outside my kitchen window is nick-named the 'murder park' because someone was killed there a while back, and a friend of my sisters' lives in the house on the other side of the street where there was an axe-murder. Where the hell am I living?

2. Note to self: when baking cookies, remember that the baking tin is hot when it comes out of the oven, and that touching it without an oven mitt will hurt your fingers. Ow, ow, ow.

3: Kripke, stop hurting my boooyyys! (spoilers for SPN 4x21) )
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Seriously guys - I hope you wonderful bunch of people who have me friended never feel like you're required to comment on any of my stuff. Of course every comment is deeply appreciated. I love them as much as the next writer and I do my very best to answer every single one. But in the end I write because I must, not to get praise and recognition.

All I really can say is - thank you for reading! I'm here for your entertainment, not the other way round.
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So, apparently Amazon has made it so that various GLBT, erotica and romance literature with 'adult content' won't show up in searches and have been stripped of their sales ranking. We do not like this at all.

It's two o'clock in the morning where I am and my brain is too mushy to get into the issure for real. I'm sure your f-list is full of posts of explanation. I know for sure that mine is. Will read your posts tomorrow when I'm awake.

I'll just let Rodney speak for me:


ETA: There is also this at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Amazon Rank
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Still waiting for Watchmen, I was surfing around for reviews and I came across this little piece of hateful trash. I'm kind of angry now... Basically what she says is that Watchmen will destroy all that is good and pure in the world, since there is graphic violence, graphic sex and (gasp!) homosexuals! Not to mention the 'computer generated penis swinging about'.

I agree with her on one point - I would not take a small child to see the movie. I wouldn't let a small child read the graphic novel either. The first time I read it, I was about twelve and I didn't get it at all - it wasn't until much later I was mature enough to appreciate the brilliance that is Watchmen. But seriously - if parents allow their precious innocent little kids to watch the film despite the R-rating, and without looking up what the film is about, can they really blame Hollywood? There's this little thing called parental supervision. I think it's a great thing! Take some fucking responsibility for your own offspring, morons!

I have a few things to say on the topic:

1. Graphic novel =/= Comic book.

2. You can't even begin to compare Watchmen to other superhero stories. Superheroes are pretty fantasies. Watchmen tells the tale of a world where costumed vigilantes are real. It's not meant to be pretty - it's mean to be realistic!

3. Making action figures of the characters does not mean the movie is marketed towards kids. Adults enjoy action figures too (even if that apparently makes us, in the words of a commenter: 'losers'). And how can anyone who has seen the trailers say that this film is meant for children? Wait - did she actually watch the trailers before she went to see the film? Apparently not.

4. Having sexual relations with more than one man throughout the film does NOT make Silk Spectre II 'slutty'. Being raped by The Comedian does NOT make her mother 'slutty'. Having to explain to your child what a lesbian is should NOT be the end of the world. (Yes, she's one of those.) Seriously, woman, can you even see what kind of shit you're writing here? YOU FAIL SO HARD IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY!

I suspect the reviewer went to see the film expecting another cheesy patriotic superhero movie in which America is great and perfect and the good guys win at the end. Sorry, dear film critic person, that's not what Watchmen is about. Why don't you do some background reading next time before you diss something you have no capability  to understand? And then proceed to insult and belittle the commenters who don't agree with you? BTW, according to Goodwin's law, YOU LOSE!

Disclaimer 1: I have not yet seen the film, but I expect it to rock.

Disclaimer 2: I have nothing against cheesy patriotic superhero movies. I just have to be in the right mood for them.

Disclaimer 3: Yep, this is serious business. I will go take a cool shower and calm down now.

ETA: Is it wrong that the terrible computer generated penis of doom makes me want to see this movie even more? And hey - it's blue! If this was SGA fandom, there would already be crack. I can has SGA crossover where Rodney=Dr Manhattan and John=Silk Spectre and they don't break up? Though I guess Rodney would make a good Nite Owl as well. But then there would be no blue penis swinging about.

I should be sleeping now. Can you tell?



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Okay, this entry is sort of personal, but I'm going to make it public anyway. If you don't want to know very private things about me and my pet depression, the black beast, don't read.

Anyway, apparently the Swedish National Board for Health and Welfare wants Cognitive behavioural therapy to replace medication for patients with depression and anxiety-related illnesses.

I think they suck. )
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The fandom police strikes again and a talented writer has felt it necessary to friendslock her journal to protect herself from mean and hurtful comments. And all this because she wrote a story that certain people found offensive. This pisses me off in more ways than I can count.

Newsflash for you, fandom: There is only one person responsible for your feelings and that is YOU. If you find a story offensive, it has nothing to do with the writer. That interpretation is in YOUR head. (That is, unless the story is deliberately written to be offensive, which was not the case in this particular wank.)

As writers, we can't let our readers dictate what we write. We can't constantly stop to consider if someone might find the story we are writing offensive, because then nothing would be written. I'm sure someone out there finds penis gourds offensive, so Koteka would never exist. Hell, a lot of people find slash offensive so I'd have to delete pretty much everything fandom related I've ever written to protect the slash haters' precious little feelings.

I have said this before about the show, and now I say it again but this time about fandom. It's not your right to decide what a writer should or should not write! If you don't like a story - well, that's what the back button is for!  And if you really really feel that you need to inform the author of your disapproval, you can do it in a nice way with constructive criticism. You do not start big flame-fest and bring all your friends to the party. You do not throw around words like 'misogynist' and 'woman-hater'. That is offensive. It's probably something of the worst you can accuse a fellow sister of being.

So once again, in capslock this time just to make myself extra clear:

1. A WRITER CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WAY HER READERS INTERPRET  HER STORIES.

2. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT - DON'T READ IT. LEARN HOW TO USE THE BACK BUTTON.

3. MOST WRITERS WELCOME CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. IF YOU WANT TO INFLUENCE SOMEONE'S WRITING, THAT IS THE WAY TO GO.

So, this rant will probably label me as anti-feminist who supports killing off female characters. To that, I can only say that I'm as much feminist as you. The difference between us is that I know how to use my common sense when reading. Lastly, I don't support killing Jennifer Keller - but I do support any writer's right to do so if they should feel like it.

There, now I'm all finished.






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