chanel #5

What I had to say...

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Chanel
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Here's my entry for my yearly post. I'm not even using words this year. Lately I've been reading Startrek, Sherlock, Harry Potter and a few old Sentinel fics. I'm impatiently waiting for new ST into darkness fics and I'm really hoping to see a couple of good redeemed!Khan fics. This lurker account is still active :) PS, comment if you like or take an icon ;)

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Fanfic and its Writers
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Two things that have been bugging me about fanfic of late (well, mainly one, but I just saw a second, so). The second, lesser irritation is characters that faint. Authors, you have been reading too much historical romance. People get shocks, people feel week, people have great sex, people hear bad news. these things happen all the time. how many people have you seen faint? not many, I'd bet. And yet, Sherlock Holmes returns from the dead? faint. Harry Potter does magic in front of a muggle? faint. And god knows how many times Rodney Mckay fainted after sex. (granted, the last one might just be a really strong nap.)

I was just reading a story where John Watson finds out Sherlock was assaulted. A lot not good, of course, but fainting? over-reaction much. Please, Authors, take the corset off your character and let them get some air.

My first pet peeve, my main one in fanfic, is when no matter what differences the characters have or make, or are, the story turns out the same. Harry Potter is a slytherin, but he's still besties with Ron and Hermione. And how many AU stories do I need to read where Harry still is entered into the triwizard cup, even in stories where he's not the boy-that-lived. Arrggh. I read a summary the other day of a story where Harry is a girl. The author wrote 'that's the only change, it follows the book pretty closely'. That's great... wait, not! What's the point in making Harry a girl if you're just going to follow the bloody book? I've read the book. I know how it ends. I want to read a story where Harry's a girl and therefore different things happen.

Harry's a girl, Harry's a slytherin, Harry's a veela, Harry lives with his parents, Harry can't speak, Harry's a squib, Snape is Harry's dad and yet he still ends up getting that bloody stone from the bloody mirror every bloody time. IMAGINATION PLEASE!!! Oh, oh! and another hated un-change? No matter what, in any alternate reality ever, will the SGA characters manage to get the Dagan ZPM. No matter what. All different characters? still don't get the crystal. Butterfly effect on vacation.
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Sherlock...ed
Chanel
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I'm not sure if it is a coincidence that I have been inundated with Sherlock Holmes over the last 24 hours. I went to the movies for the new movie yesterday, and by chance this morning, saw that the new season of Sherlock started last week in the UK. I watched the first two eps, the second being OK while the first one was stunningly brilliant. The movie wasn't bad either.

The new season has a plethora of overt homosexual themes while the movie was much more subtle, but just as slashy, though it a bit more one sided. I'm very much hoping for a truckload of new sherlock fics in the next few months and maybe even some Sherlock based H/W/Irene Adler, who I was taken with, even though I didn't like the actor who played her.

I also very much liked both the Mycrofts, but only the moriarty from the movie. Wiki said that they were trying to find someone psycho-killer sadistic when they hired the moriarty for the TV episodes, but I think they failed to hit the mark because they tried to hard. The Moriarty from the movie was a nasty, scary man, because he looked so normal, like your friends dad.

The movie obviously had more money and had to make money, so it had to be appealing to a wider audience and was dumbed down a lot compared to the episodes. Some of the clues were obvious, such as the oxygen and the waterfall, the laurel leafs and the book scene near the beginning. I didn't see the end coming in Sherlock 2.1, though 2.2 I guessed the bad person the instant they were on screen.

I'm sure others will write much more eloquently about the blatant slash between Holmes and Watson in both the movie and the show, but for some reason I found the movie a little sad. The line that sticks out to me, paraphrased from memory, John Watson "If Sherlock were here, he'd want us to have fun in Brighton." Mary Watson "If Sherlock was here, he'd want to come with us."

Anyway, whatever.

weird ass dreams
Chanel
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So, I had the weirdest freakin dream ever. Let me tell you about it, because you are oh so interested. It started out as I was organising a holiday. I settled on visiting colorado and california, which had a massive off-shore water park. hmmm. Anyway, I was flying to look at the waterpark and could see kids playing on it and it looked awesome. then, for some reason it was being attacked by outer-space and the kids were now soldiers fending off the invasion (too much trek!) the soldiers were falling to the ground and were being beamed up back to the ship, but suddenly the ship loses power (in the background) and the falling people are being funneled into a black tube and popping out the other end on earth. whatever, normal dream so far... then, one of the guys is somehow immortal, and his side, whether won or lost, has left him on the ground as part of the peace agreement (or so it felt) but because he was immortal, the others put him into some sort of iron maiden (or chokey a la Matilda) made out of wood with nails hammered through and into the guys face, and he was stuck there and in pain and unable to sleep or move or do anything for eternity. I was so fucking panicky I woke myself up and quickly reasoned out that the wardens wouldn't last forever and that he would eventually be forgotten and then could break out, but shit, wtf, you know? Where did that come from???

Life, static
Chanel
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I just re read some of my old posts and am saddened to see that life, in many ways, has not changed for me at all. But enough of my doldrum ways!

One way it has changed is I've started to read some new stuff. I've been sculling down some ST slash of late and yay for Quinto and Pine for being so fine <3 Oh so funny, the other day I read a fic and I often like to read the reviews (or at least, look at the reviewers' cool icons) and one commenter had written 'I less then three this fic!' What makes this funny is that the fic author had no idea what less then three meant and thought it was a flame :D there was commenting about being bitchy and then there was smoke, everywhere. Lost in translation much.

In general life/living: I left that new job I was talking about in my lastest posts, the ASC was a massive bitch (want to write harsher words but don't want to offend christian readers) but really, she was an F'n C. That's the problem with disability client service, politics and management. I was so glad to leave in the end it was a no brainer, but I angsted there in the middle for a while... oh, well. So I went back to my old job and was barely there for a few months before I was attacked by one of the clients. I was put on work cover while I recovered but in the end I decided not to go back, I didn't want to deal with the stress of it all, and then I quit. So, I rang my mum to tell her I'd quit and she asked me if I could take on her client since she was working more and more in her quilt shop, and that was that. I've known this client forever and I have one client now, instead of 5, and get paid near the same while being able to work from home. I do miss the social aspect of working, but I spose it has made me realise that most of my friends are a bit love-the-one-your-with style, so once I wasn't there anymore we had little in common. Sad, but that's just the way it is.

I drown my sorrows in fanfic and in writing maudlin, depressive posts on LJ and get on with life in the meantime. Mum has a quilting fair next week I'm helping with, went to St Kilda on the weekend with the sisters and their kids (have to do that again, awesome!) Oh, Temara is pregnant, my last sister not to have a baby. making me angst about my infertility, but, anyway, whatever...

Another thing the same, xmas is coming up and no one is talking about xmas day plans. not caring this year cause Idk, I'm just not in the mood, so we'll see what happens without me or mum to push things along. It will be an interesting social experiment.

Sporadic Update
Chanel
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Again it has been quite a while since my last post. Mainly, I lurk and/or review and keep up my account that way. I don't have anything much to say for myself.

I've been reading a lot of mcshep as usual but lately I've been reading slash HP and keeping my eyes open for a new fandom, since SGA is slowly winding down. I met david hewlett last weekend and got some awesome pics, but I find that mixing fandom with RL is not good for believing fantasy. It's hard to enjoy whumping when you've met the actor in rl.

Life is dull with no ongoing projects. I'm doing a doll making class, more then half way through, and its got the creative juices flowing, hopefully it will last and flow on to other areas. I need to get more active. On that note, I've been playing psypets for a couple of years and I really enjoy the social side of it.

Anyway, now you know this isn't just some fake russian spam journal account, I'll get back to lurking.

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Chanel
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In a much better place this week then last. work is going ok and I am catching up with Denise tomorrow, and Mat. Denise only has two weeks to go till she pops and I asked her about what will happen when she has the bub, cause she is from a different cultural background from me and often does things different ways and has different beliefs about childbirth etc, but she said she will let me know when it happens. I remember her talking about, um, some traditional thing where women stay at home for the first 40 days after the baby is born but I don't know, and really, should I be sharing this with you anyway?

I love the word anyway, I mean really. I write it and say it all the time, it has two y's in it, and it is such a... ambidextrous? word. ambidextris? whatever. (whatever, my second favourite word)

Kitty is lying on my leg and has made it go numb, the big little globber. I push her off but she comes right back. Great, and now I have pins and needles.

So, anyway, whatever.

I was just filling in tag info and thought of this, cause of the music. So, I went and saw the Knowing last week. I thought it was awesome, but I'm bias to angsty scifi, so it could just be me ;) It had awesome music, very apropros(?) and I wasn't the only one who thought so cause there are a ton of yahoo answer questions asking what music this was. it was Beethoven's seventh symphony, second movement, allegretto. I am not even exagerating were one a penny... (something went wrong here in this post.)

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Chanel
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Lyns wedding went well, it was great to catch up with old friends. On the way home I was stopped by a car with its hazard lights on that was stopped by a large branch that fell across most of the road. I get out and ask if alls ok, and they are on the phone to the cops and someone is coming to remove the tree. on the other side of the road cars are coming around the corner at 70 odd kph and then slamming their brakes on in front of this tree. It's a close thing. another guy stops and I'm thinking it's time to move on, cause I certainly don't need to wait for the CFS with everyone else, and the guy goes all sarcastic at me. 'you go home, it's not like we've got places to be too' and shit like that. I'm like WTF? how many cars need to wait? fuck you, strange guy, fuck you. stranger disrespect is one of the worst kinds because you can't prove yourself respect-worthy at a later date, that's it, the only time this stranger is in contact with you and he thinks you're whatever, and you can never prove him wrong. It plays with my mind. Anyway, I'm up with stars if you knoew what I mean, tonight, so I fully expect this to be illedgible when I get around to reading it again. kitty is sleeping on my lap. she's so cute.

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Chanel
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Regarding my previous entry, I now have to go to work in an hour and ten minutes. I officially decided not to sleep at about 3am, now it's 5am. I'll sleep when I'm dead, but for now shall i get out of bed and shower etc? or just leave it to the last minute... currently reading HP slash, very important reading to be done.

Single at christmas...
Chanel
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My TL and I put some xmas decos up at work last week, and now I'm beginning to think about the season. I'm making a christmas music cd and downloading a christmas cartoon. I'll be working on Christmas day, and I'm getting a bit pissed with ma famile around the lack of organisation happening. We normally do a Secret Santa thing, but nothing has been organised yet. Natalie and I were chatting about it last month. She is the one about to have a baby. She said she didn't know why we did it anymore, Craig (her partner) wasn't into it anyway, he'd rather just get Nat something and she him, and that Bree felt the same way. I said 'that's great, who's gonna get me something? who am I going to buy for?' I don't mean to come across as mercenary, but a big part of Christmas for me is the excitement around giving and getting gifts, and everyone getting together for a big meal, spending the day with my family. It seems like everyone's got their own family and that no longer includes me. that, plus working on the day, and I can understand why the christmas season makes people depressed.

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