vanitashaze: Momo making a face. (erk.)
Why is so much of Glee fic so skeevy? *shudders*

Also, expect Inception ReverseBang and overdue Sweet Charity fics sometime... soonish.
vanitashaze: Momo making a face. (erk.)
"Bla bla bla professional pride bla bla circuitous logic bla bla LET ME ILLUSTRATE THE WAYS IN WHICH YOU ARE WRONG bla conclusion."

ETA: Too bad "this is a load of self-indulgent crap" is not a viable thesis.
vanitashaze: Superman kicking off a... boot? Duck? (In with the new and out with the ducks /)

vanitashaze: Ambiguous hands around a throat. (liminality of violence and tenderness /)
vanitashaze: Kirk throwing up his hands. (Jazz hands!)
1. Terrorist Arabs! Mystical Indian beliefs = cannibalism! Promiscuous but gorgeous black woman who serves as a contest for two white guys! (And, admittedly, gets them back in the end.) Hitting suspect over the head in complete violation of the law!

The first season of Bones is so BAAAAAAAADDDDDD!!!!

Thank God it improved so drastically over the next few seasons. The characters, too - Bones is apparently one of those shows where the characters are better off for knowing each other, which is not too uncommon in television (SGA, SG-1, White Collar - the ultimate obverse of this would be Supernatural), but damn, this is probably the most overt case I've ever seen. Especially Brennan, Booth, and Hodgins. Wow.

2. As of this past weekend, New York City was crowded, dirty, noisy, and extremely impolite. AND I LOVED IT.
vanitashaze: Kirk throwing up his hands. (Jazz hands!)
Okay, I give up. There is no way on Earth that my [ profile] lgbtfest entry will be ready by midnight. I don't know when, exactly, the tiny tense Mary/OFC fic that I was writing grew into a freaking novella - 4000 words before OFC is even introduced! 1000-word scenes! This never happens to me! - but it did, and it's going to take it's sweet time finishing, and drive me insane in the meantime.

(I suspect a lot of my irritation with this fic has a lot to do with the fact that I'm writing about a bunch of things that I know nothing about, like "guns", and "how to fix cars" when I don't even know how to drive. And babies. I'll admit I'm relying on [personal profile] thefourthvine's Earthling posts to an embarrassing degree, since I don't know a ten-month-old baby from a newborn from a potato! Thank god for babysitting; at least I have a vague idea of what five-year-olds are like.)

[personal profile] everysecondtuesday, it may... er, be a while before I get back your Mary/Ruby. BUT IT WILL HAPPEN. (My track record this year notwithstanding.)
vanitashaze: Text: "Idiot: member of large, powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant & controlling." (rampant! rampant!)
So I just had a really infuriating argument about all of Glee's SERIOUSLY PROBLEMATIC PROBLEMS (of which I could go on forever, but I won't, because this show makes me go AAAAAAAARGGH) with a friend who was convinced that Glee was "fluff"; that I was "taking it too seriously"; that it was a "coincidence" that the main storylines went to white, straight characters (and hey! Gay characters and disabled characters and characters of color exist! So obviously my argument is groundless); that the writers weren't racist (and sexist, and ablist, and homophobic), and if they were, it was because they "didn't know how to handle so many storylines", or (my personal favorite) "because they wanted good ratings, and nobody watches shows about gay people/black people/asian people/disabled people/women".

And this a good friend. Someone I really like. And who could not accept that it was a problem that Glee had problems.


Then I read this, and that made it a little better, at least in regards to the Brittany/Santana storyline. So that's something.
vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (what the #@&%*$^ ? /)
I am Starbucks and sitting across from a guy that looks just like [ profile] spacefall's Sherlock Holmes, down to the nose and hair and the way he crosses his legs. WHAT. I kind of want to take a picture for posterity but, um, that's just creepy. Right?

Speaking of blogging, does anyone know how to import the memories from the El-Jay to Dreamwidth?
vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (the cantaloupes especially suck /)
"Though answer (C) does show up several times in the passage, answer (E) is the more complete answer."


vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (what the #@&%*$^ ? /)
To all you fanmixers out there:


Also, what is with all the Twilight fanmixes? Really. I love [ profile] fanmix, but this has grown from an irritation to an obsession. It is driving me crazy.
vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (girl if you're a seascape i'll be a boat)
Iran: *explodes*

I don't pretend to know anything but the bare bones about this whole affair, but reading this, it's... it's something. I don't know if I can properly articulate it, I don't know if I even have the right to - because in a tangental sense, James Ransome was right, I haven't held their babies - but I can say that it's sobering in the extreme. All this... humanness - the beatings and abductions and killings, and the courage of the people risking being beaten and abducted and killed, but still googling and Twittering and marching - is a wonder, and horror. Especially for me, I suppose, for Americans who just had the forty-fourth peaceful transition of power in the history of their country, and have never known any other way, but for the grace of God or Allah or George Washington or whomever-the-fuck. We made such a big deal of it. And it was a big deal - it was - but still. We didn't have blood running in the streets. This collective Twitter transcript, it's an education in revolutions themselves, because you have pages and pages of reported deaths and rumors and instructions, and then suddenly you have something like, "please RT urgent does anyone know whats happening near saiee park? my daughter is near" and you think,

oh fuck,

these are people we're talking about here.

IN COMPLETELY UNRELATED BUT INFURIATING NEWS: Thank you, assholes. I don't believe I've ever properly articulated how grateful I am for the right to exist. You know, like every other American. (Though for some reason they have the right to exist and the right to marry.) Just - ack. THE STUPID, IT BURNS.
vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (Default)
1. Good news: I won a writing contest.

Bad news: I have to fill out a W-9 form to collect the prize money.

Can you say "confusing"? Because I can, and I bet whoever created this damn thing can too. It's sitting in my inbox, now, but I swear I must have been just sitting there staring at it for an hour, capped pen in hand, too terrified to write anything less I screw it up, which I will. In fact, I'm not going to touch it at all. I'll make my mum fill it out.

2. I have purple hair! Or at least, streaks. Vaguely purplish ones. Actually, they're really more of a burgundy color, and not very noticeable unless I'm in the right light and have parted my hair to the left, but hell. I like them anyway. Whoever invented Special Effects: Atomic Pink should be given a medal, just as whoever invented Special Effects: Burgundy Wine should be shot. The former lasts forever; the latter lasts for about a day. If you're lucky.
vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (Default)
So, the highlight of my night? Was nearly getting stuck in the middle of a gang-related mob fight that broke out. In downtown Silver Spring. At a nonviolence concert.

I have never had much sympathy for police, but man, I am starting to get why they behave like such assholes. (Hint: because everyone else is so stupid.)
vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (Default)
As if the passing of Prop. 8 wasn't enough, now the esteemed Ken Starr is apparently trying to nullify the 18,000 marriages that took place before the Court decision. (Say it with me, now: bastard.) I mean, seriously, people? We're still on this? Really?

The point is, there's a campaign. And a video. Which is rather heartbreaking, and Regina Spektor, and, yeah. Watch it. Sign it. Send it on to as many people as you can, because maybe your name and email and zip code will never make it to the California Courts, but it has to mean something. It must.

(Interestingly enough, though, they seem to be taking the route a la Milk - focus on the people effected, rather than obscure bullshit about "protecting freedoms". Which is good, says I. It is much easier to shoot a paper target in the back than it is your next-door neighbor. Or, at least, most next-door neighbors. Some I would happily shoot anywhere.)
vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (Default)
I just had a twenty-minute argument with my landlord - who happens to be the father of my best friend - about the proper disposal of tampons.

That was... surreal.
vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (Default)
...Why the fuck doesn't SpellCheck recognize "homoerotic" as a real word?

My dear Jack Kerouac, you are making typing hard.
vanitashaze: Girl on a dark beach. (Default)
- The new House episode
- Radiohead concert! I didn't go, but a friend did, and she said it was awesome. (She was under the awning, but apparently many people were not. Sorry, huddled masses. But at least you were there.)
- The fact that at this very moment, I have the mascot of the DC*Rollergirls working on my drains. And I got to talk with him.

Not Cool.
- Earthquakes in China
- How 13's bisexuality is made into a cheap joke. I realize that in House, everything from race to weight to gender is mockable, but lately they seem to be distancing themselves from their Big Massive 13 Reveal Campaign by ignoring the Hutchinson's thing and making fun of her Tarzan streak. Newsflash, House writers: there is more to a person than their sexual identity. Learn it, or Freedom the bisexual guinea pig most of the people on my f-list will bite you.
- This. What the fuck, America? This is not Stalin's Russia.

Don't listen to what they say, kids. The really cool people DON'T VIOLATE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG PEOPLE WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION. Or refuse their psychiatric meds. Or just generally fuck up as much as Homeland Security does.


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