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11 October 2015 @ 10:57 am
- I'm following way too many tv shows. I'm not sure how I'm going to keep this up. Sure, "following" is a slight exaggeration because even for the ones I like best, I watch the season premieres and can't remember how the last season ended, but still way too many tv shows.

- I finished posting Story of Faith three weeks ago, and I think that by now, I can ditch the self-nurtured-illusion/pretense that there are boatloads - or well, a tiny pinch - of people out there who were waiting for it to be totally posted before they read and comment on it. There is a reason why, even when it was fully ready to be posted last Summer, I held on to that k!?o&j fic a little longer; I had a feeling posting it was more or less pointless anyway. Maybe if I had managed to complete it about four years ago. Or maybe not. Probably not. Whatever. Just another way that k!?o&j damn show would have made me sad and blah. I had an idea for a companion piece but the chances (or risks depending on where one stands) that it happens are lolastic.

- I should try harder to LJ-ing. I should. Obviously, I don't. In my defense, I don't do... anything fannish anywhere else either. Despite the numerous aforementioned tv shows, none of them makes me fannish, it seems. Some of them make me feel like waiting for the weekend to enjoy them with a glass of wine, but that's not exactly the same, I guess ^__^ General weariness and blahness don't help either.

- I like Autumn. You wouldn't think so given my current mood, but I love Autumn ♥
Current Mood: blahblah
Maz (or foxxy!): MS Hugstuesdaeschild on October 12th, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
In spite of all the shitiness of fandom, Happy Autumn...and that glass of wine sounds like a good idea anyway. *clinks glasses*
*hugs you tight*
Clair de Luneclair_de_lune on October 12th, 2015 06:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know if fandom is shitty, but I know I haven't had fun in it in a while *shrugs*

I shouldn't have posted it at all. It would have saved me, you and anna_tarawiel some time.

Red wine + fav shows on Saturday night = best combination :-p

*hugs back*
Maz (or foxxy!): MS Hugstuesdaeschild on October 13th, 2015 08:55 am (UTC)
I didn't want my time saved and I hope that at least part of the reason for writing SoF was for yourself. At least it's out there and ready, just in case the new episodes create a rush for fic! Probably won't but never say never!

And heliokleia isn't done with it! She brought the subject up herself on Sunday. :)


P.S. I'm with you on the red wine and a fave show on Saturday night...in my case at the moment it's Strictly Come Dancing! :D

Edited at 2015-10-13 09:08 am (UTC)
Clair de Luneclair_de_lune on October 13th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
To one extent or another, I always write for myself. Even when I wrote prompts or requests that weren't necessarily my cup of tea, I (partly) wrote for myself, for the kick of pulling it off. Of course, for prompts and requests at least, it's slightly better if the prompter/requester enjoys it too ;)

But I post to share and because I like to hear what people think about it, and it certainly doesn't feel like it. There are maybe two or three people (especially one person on FFN) who left... I dunno, "detailed" comments, and I really appreciate it, but I doubt their lives would have been changed if I hadn't posted the fic ;) Which might have been better for me.

PS: No, you, watching dance shows? Unbelievable *g*

Edited at 2015-10-13 06:20 pm (UTC)
Maz (or foxxy!): Fangirls! Run!tuesdaeschild on October 15th, 2015 02:15 pm (UTC)
but I doubt their lives would have been changed if I hadn't posted the fic...

There are many things that don't change our lives but we still enjoy them anyway! You probably brought some pleasure to someone's day; is that such a bad thing? :)

No, you, watching dance shows? Unbelievable *g*

Yes, I know it's almost impossible to believe but yes; me, watching dance shows!! *giggles*
Clair de Lune: divers - so cuteclair_de_lune on October 16th, 2015 07:56 pm (UTC)
Not at all a bad thing. But what I meant here is that it wouldn't have made any difference for them (since they wouldn't have even known about the fic) while it does make a difference for me (since I, well, know about the fic). Not to mention that if this is about bringing pleasure to a couple of possible readers who wouldn't have been "hurt" in any way otherwise vs. me feeling sad and without closure, I'm going to put myself first. Maybe I'm silly and egocentric, but you of all people know how much this story mattered to me so... sorry, but not sorry ;)

Enjoy this week's show *hugs*
Maz (or foxxy!): Don't Fu...tuesdaeschild on October 17th, 2015 11:44 am (UTC)
Okay, I'm willing to concede that what people don't know about won't affect their lives in any way. And I don't blame you for putting yourself first; it's not silly or egocentric at all. Yes, of all people I do know how much this story mattered to you...but you did it, despite all the obstacles, and that in itself is an achievement that has to count for something. *hugs*

Right now I'm sitting here fuming with my neighbour...long story, but rather than bothering one of her daughters to come and pick up her husband from the hospital (she did say she would and it's only a matter of a couple of miles) she said they'd get a taxi. What could I do but offer? Trouble is my whole afternoon is fucked (when should I eat?!!) because it could be six o'clock before they know if he's coming home...and that might encroach on my show!! :( I will be recording though so yes, once I start watching it I'm sure I'll enjoy it! *hugs some more*

*does some more quiet fuming*
Clair de Lune: divers - hugclair_de_lune on October 17th, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC)
It counts for something. My rambling was never about whether I shoud or shouln't have written it, but about how (not) smart, it was to post it. Anyway, it's done *sighs*

That's nice of you. Urgh, I hate it when I have to sit all day long, waiting to know when I'll be called. I won't start doing anything in case I need to stop and I waste my day. I hope they called you early enough and you saved at least a part of your afternoon *hugs*
Maz (or foxxy!): Brotherly hugtuesdaeschild on October 18th, 2015 12:28 pm (UTC)
Okay, the dilemma about posting it was fair enough, although it seems some comments, maybe particularly the ones on ff.net, might have almost been worth it. But yes, it's done, at least. And there's still the extra new episodes to come so just maybe...I can't help being at least a little optimistic. :)

That's exactly how I feel; no point in starting anything in case I have to drop it and zoom off in the car. I didn't mind actually fetching them and bringing them home but it was after six o'clock when they phoned - not their fault as they had to wait for all the meds to arrive before they could leave - so my afternoon was entirely wasted and I got back ten minutes into my show. Oh well, there might be a little good Karma to come...

Anna: writinganna_tarawiel on October 13th, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'm percectly happy having had my time used to beta SoF !
Clair de Luneclair_de_lune on October 13th, 2015 06:51 pm (UTC)
And I really appreciated your help *hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 15th, 2015 08:48 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about Story of Faith. It may be simply that the target audience for the genre (3-some with incest?) is small, and then there's the fact that it's 4th-season PB. All of those were avoidance factors for me, much as a basic M/L story is always welcome. I could not watch S4 of that show, and I kind of regret S3, really! Maybe even S2, except for Kellerman. Kelllllerman.

What are all of the TV shows of the moment? I feel almost as if we've cut down, because so many we loved concluded or were cancelled, and there is a lot of "meh" out there right now. Except on cable, which has got me hooked on a couple of things.

I love Autumn, but it never feels like Autumn where I live. And that makes me kind of melancholy, actually. That and the kids being older (one out of the house, even), and the thought that there's no more weekend soccer in the fall, no trick-or-treating... I really enjoyed both of those.

Clair de Luneclair_de_lune on October 16th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
Ah, a factor I hadn't considered: me being victim of my reputation - if I have one ;)

But no, Story of Faith isn't M/L or M/S/L. It's a fix-it fic, and I tried to make it as canon as possible. There's Michael/Sara romance (sort of) but in a gen context, if that makes any sense: I haven't written a romance, I have written a story including a romance. At least, I tried to. The idea was to take into account all of the canon and "fix" what I couldn't stomach in S4 and in The Final Break. I'm not too happy with the plot itself because I "had" to go where the last seasons went with The Company and conspiracy stuff, but I did fix what I wanted to fix so I'm fine with my meh plot.

I liked S2, although not nearly as much as the first season of course, and hated S3 the first time I watched it. Being a Sara, and a Michael/Sara fan, I don't see how I could have enjoyed it ^__^ I was more okay with it when I rewatched it last Summer, because I knew Sara would be back even though I'll admit it was ridiculous. S4 is... let's say I watched it because I have a hard time letting go of the things I was once crazy about.

I really don't know about the tv shows of the moment :-/ I don't think I watch a lot of "à la mode" stuff. Actually, I don't know and don't care what shows are trendy these days...

In the last few days, Autumn has become a bit cold, at least in the morning. Colder than it should at this time of the year, but I don't mind. And I like the colors. Do you have actual winters at least? Something looking remotely like winter? I don't like heat and I'd be miserable if I had to live somewhere always hot or warm :-/

I'm sorry about the (half) empty nest feeling *hugs* At least, hopefully she's doing something she enjoys?

(On a side note, you know that what you call soccer really is footabll, and that what you call football is American football, right? ;) *scoots*)

Edited at 2015-10-16 08:07 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 16th, 2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
Sara coming back in S4 just made the whole concept unworkable for me, much as I hated how they removed her from S3! I don't think anyone was happy with how that went down. :( So, it's no even part of my canon-- it's just off the edge of the map or something. Kind of like later seasons of Supernatural, which I was as passionate about as PB! Argh.

Once a show starts crapping all over its own canon, I usually can't tolerate it.

We don't have snow here in the winter-- it's just wet and rainy and cold, so more like Autumn in lots of places but without the good color! That's actually okay with me. Three years of living in Illinois pretty much did me in for snow. It can start as early as late October there, and last as late as April, and in between it never leaves. It just becomes packed-down, filthy, and hazardous, and who wants that?

Soccer still isn't much of a sport over here, while football is a huge part of the culture, so I don't expect that'll change! I kind of wonder if the Brits get into any purist arguments about soccer vs. rugby, and whether those are both football but only one is the real football...

Clair de Lune: divers - windowsclair_de_lune on October 17th, 2015 06:52 pm (UTC)
All in all, in what they did of the show post-S2, the explanation wasn't too... unbelievable. I hated so much that they killed her, how and why, that after initial doubts, I was willing to buy it. Still not a smart move from the writers to kill her in the first place, but since it was bound to turn crappy, at least, I had this silver lining.

Temperatures can drop around or under 0°C/32°F, but we rarely have snow and when we do, it doesn't stick for long. Which is a good thing because I've lived in a region where there was snow every winter for a while. Not as bad as you in Illinois, but I still know how it is - and I was a kid back then, not having to deal with all kind of issues. Adult me likes it when it happens once in a while, especially around Christmas, but all winter long, thanks but no thanks.
November is usually not so fun - rainy and wet indeed, darker - but October can be quite nice. I don't mind colder weather so even the temperatures drop doesn't bother me.

I know, I was teasing you ;) Even though as a not-North American, I'll stand by my definitions. I make a strict distinction between football (soccer) and rugby but no idea what purists (or connaisseurs, which I'm not) think of it. I know there have been controverses but that's it :-/
Speaking of rugby, I do know that tonight France is playing New Zealand in the quarter finals of the World Cup... I wonder if French players have started to pack their suitcases to come back home already :-p

Edited at 2015-10-17 06:59 pm (UTC)