Hello, and thank you for your patience during the hiatus. We now return you to your regularly scheduled 4th season.
Oh, and for reasons unknown to even the author, this is done in titles; however, you will not notice a single LJ cut.Various and assorted asides pertaining to my vacation, fandom and politicsNotes regarding politics (and a diverse range of one franchise)
Bear in mind that these were written by a girl zonked out on painkillers, gatorade and quite possibly too little sleep. Also, that I am quite possibly the least objective person in the known universe. And my family isn't a tch better.
I hate that people seem to regard being Liberal as a bad, bad thing. Because, would we actually go
anywhere if the whole world were Conservative?
I don't understand why people prefer Edwards. I love Kerry, from the few interveiws and clips I saw while over there (in between the terrifying amount of Law and Order I watched while ill; as it happens, everyone on SVU is either attractive, terrifyingly awesome or both, but on CI the protagonist (who's name I forget because well, painkillers) is the most irritating, arrogant, pissannoying man known to the world. And to top it off he's ugly too. But SVU? Marvellous show. They should show it here. At other times than 4 am or whenever)...errr, point, point? Right, Kerry. I like Kerry. I find him intelligent, committed, rather dry and sweet. Edwards speaking gives me the jeebies. He's nice-looking, nice-sounding and I like his stance on various issues, but when asked he evades answering and sounds just a little too
smooth sometimes. Though he is cute.
Bush is annoying, asshat-ish and a complete prat in all other ways as well, but his ending at the debate, when he talked about his family? Made him seem more real, more sympathetic than anything else I've seen him do, ever. None-the-less, he's an idiot and needs to stop harping on education when he underfunded the NCLB-act. And no, wanting more money for schools doesn't make you screamingly liberal. Moron.
The comment about Kerry-voters being queers, communists and terrorists (what's the name of the guy who made that comment?), while very amusing, obviously comes from someone listening to the Jerry Falwell school of McCarthyism for the 21st century. At least it makes Republicans look rather bad.
Which, by the way, was another thing I was going to note: 'How to talk to liberals if you must' (Ann Coulter) is possibly the most idiotic thing I've heard of. I'm wildly, passionately liberal, but I still realize that Republicans aren't all the anti-Christ (They cannot all be Rupert Murdoch, after all) and I don't mind talking with them. Hell, some of my best friends are Republican! (Ed note: Not really true, but my gran is married to one, and Meredith is dating one. So maybe by proxy).Random Encounters
I got into a friendly arguement with a cab driver, who said the gap between my teeth was sexy, over the politics of George Bush. He was totally sweet, took half of the fee off when he heard I was a student, offered me a free cab ride if I ever came back to Washington, very corteous. And no, he wasn't trying to put moves on me; he was much older than me and wearing a wedding ring.
On the train down to Va. I talked to this kid, my age, who talked some serious shit and then got into a conversation with a man about principles, that ended with him telling me that we are in end times. It was all fun and rather good opportunity to people-study, but I don't think I'll be taking Amtrak anymore. Because the last half hour where the kid kept propostioning me was way strange.Why Disney is Still the Coolest Thing Ever
Because their new ride, 'Mickey's PhilharMagic'almost made me cry. It's one of their 3D gimmicks, involving various Disney songs, including songs from The Little Mermaid, Aladin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Fantasia. I don't know why, it just made me think about the movies, and when I was younger, and England and just sigh
Disney also rocks because they sold me my adorable Kermit the Frog doll (Be afraid Sofie, be very afraid).Why I Suck
I didn't tell Meredith about Freya or my sexuality, despite having multiple chances to do so. Yeah. Instead I regaled her with tales of my ongoing Alan Alda thing which she (strangely) supported. My weirdness is starting to spread.Fun in Small Town, USA
There was a Seafood Fest while I was in town. In our small, vair, vair conservative town. I lent Meredith my Kerry/Edwards pin, wore my own Friends don't let Friend Vote Republican one, and then we went to the fest, headed straight for the Kerry/Edwards booth, donated two dollars each and received stickers and more pins.
I may have just been imagining the look of outrage on peoples faces. Probably not though.Why You Should Go See 'Shall We Dance'
It has Susan Saradon and Richard Gere. This alone should make you want to see it. However, if it doesn't? The storyline is decent, the romance and, somehow, honesty of the relationship, coupled with the dancing makes for a good, romantic, sweet time. Plus it's established relationship-bringing-back-the-happy-we-
still-love-each-other kind of sweet movie that I adore. Too many people make movies about young people falling in love, or older people falling out of love.
Also, cute gay subplot ahoy!Why the New York Times Rocks More than You
Because, while commenting on the vortex that is the current West Wing, they slipped in this offhand comment: will the love between Leo and the president ever be consummated?
It's official and everything! Hee! (This made me crave West Wing, of which I watched some of the older (s1) episodes while in America, so I put on ItSoTGM. So much adoration and love and dear God, why isnt this reality?)Complete ArticleWhy I Should Possibly Consider English as a Major
Had a minor fit in Planet Hollywood when They didn't bother to capitalize Indiana Jones on the big screen and  I realized that the menu said Planet Hollywoods Famous Fajitas. Seeing that missing apostrophe? See it?
My dad then went on to completely mispronounce fajta and quesadilla. Random Endnotes and Recs
My girlfriend is an exquiste, intelligent, amazing, snarky, wonderful, adorable person, and I don't tell her that enough.
You all rock. Just so's you know.
There is not enough Trapper/Hawkeye in this world, and now there is even less since Anne Marsh is down again. *sniffles* This is very cruel, and therefore all of you should rec me stuff.
Tonight I am going to a birthday for someone I don't particularly like. I am mostly doing it because it's an opportunity to excersize my willpower. Also because I couldn't think up a good excuse fast enough.
I have way, way too many books, in-so-far that I've had to put all my new ones (all 15 of them) in my suitcase because there is *no* room anywhere else. However, I won't stop buying them anytime soon.
I am the owner of a fedora. Joy!!
The Red Sox beat the Yankees and there was much rejoicing.
And there was much rejoicing.
And then there was even more rejoicing, because, hey, the Red Sox beat the Yankees
.Reccage (which sound like wreckage when pronounced. Coincidence? I think not!)
This isn't a completely new fandom for me (it's quite possibly The Oldest Fandom in exsistence); boredom drew me in this summer. However, it has now appeared on crack_van
and there was much rejoicing.
My first rec has lovely Holmes/Watson slash, wonderful characterization and what might just be the best written femslash sex scene. It's so sweet, descriptive, wonderfully hot and it just feels *right* because it perfectly describes the sensations.
It also has romance, intrigue, plot, Victorian history and perhaps best of all - it has Oscar Wilde. An Ideal Husband
by Irene Adler
My second rec...how to put this? It has Holmes disguising himself from Watson as a way of amusing himself during a slow period. But it's much more complex than that because Watson knows
. And it's excellent. And sexy. Dear God, it's sexy.The Maiden Voyage of the Tiresias
I've always largely ignored The Sentinel - it's a difficult fandom to access from here, having no DVD's, the show is never shown on Danish televsison and it's undownloadable. However, yesterday I had a craving for slash (well, you try to cope with only 3 fics, see how you do) and The Sentinel was there.
And now I'm sucked in.
The first story is just hot. Possibly hott. But don't just take my word for it, go here
to see what various other people have said (my personal favorite is gothphyle
's comment: -- Asbestos underwear couldn't survive the melting inferno that is "Out of Whack". Out of Whack
truly is hot, but it's also sweet, adorable and awkward.
This story amuses me, but it's also very down-to-earth and sweet in it's innocence(ish). It has adorable, lovable characters, humour and sweetness. Go read.Quack
Okay, I am done. I think. Though all of you should go download 'Hurricane Eye' by Paul Simon and 'Something so Right' same guy. They're both just amazing.
I really am done. Swear.