February 3rd, 2005

little review

Poem for Thursday

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You know when you're putting away your laundry, and you don't realize the cat has jumped into the laundry basket, and you go to pull out your sweater without looking, and your cat's claws get into the...you know what, never mind.

Um. So I never made it to beeej's today, due to a series of crises that involved someone in my household having used up all the detergent without telling me or throwing out the detergent bottle, someone different in my house having left something so disgusting on his bathroom floor that I can't even discuss it...oh, and Enterprise getting cancelled. That took up a big chunk of my writing and conversation time, though I was, at least, spared writing the article on last week's omgawful ratings that would probably get the show cancelled, since...well, the obvious.

It is amazing how much energy it takes to try to be nostalgic in one window and to rant about all the reasons this has been coming all year in another. There is a piece of me, and not a small one, that is sad in an institutional way -- no new Star Trek after 18 years is a big shift in my TV watching habits, being the one thing I ALWAYS watched, even when I swore it was so bad that I was stopping. On the one hand, I think, maybe after a rest we'll get something that's new and good. And then I look at the BSG revival (or rather I doze off during the BSG revival) and I think, maybe I don't want to think about what we might get. One thing I can say for sure: I am glad I donated my money to the Kerry campaign and tsunami relief rather than SaveEnterprise.com.

violet_quill made me so happy with these Brokeback Mountain pics, but then logovo made me wail with this article on how they're getting rid of all the actual gay sex! Because we all know that manly back-slapping and cattle herding is more important to dramatizing a gay relationship than showing gay people doing things like kissing, right, because kissing is such a cliche? Um. Right. Smallville, that bastion of bad, made me feel better, because this week it reminded me of what it's really about: superheroism as a metaphor for growing up gay! Collapse )

So apparently I have succeeded in tempting my Mistress minion mamadracula into sticking her toe or nipple or something into HP fandom. And she wants McGonagall fics. Of which I have a very, very small sampling of what's out there. Is there a community or archive I should know about? Not recs -- talk to me as you would talk to a complete fannish newbie about where to find fic that is in recognizable English but with no particular bias concerning characterization, era, 'ships, etc. -- just anyplace there's lots of Minerva. In gratitude, posted with permission, please feel free to link to this entry but don't repost or hotlink the illustration:


Severus Snape by mamadracula. "Rough and bent," as she describes him. *g*


Lit my candles for Imbolc, spent my two minutes shuffling cards to try to clear my head. Tomorrow is my early morning. Hope everyone is having a peaceful night.