i am valiantly trying to listen to the latest ep of the "i hear sherlock" podcast because bert coules is interviewed, but i swear to god listening to the two presenters is like being slowly sucked into a bottomless swamp of tedium and despair. they're so boring i'm having to remind the cells of my body to hold their form so they don't just give up and dissolve into a morass of organic mush and soak into my beige office carpeting.
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i started uploading old fic to Ao3 a few days ago. it's pretty interesting going through my old stories. somewhat weird too -- like, ohhhhh, right, yeah, i wrote a story about mary russell being trans BEFORE I REALISED I WAS TRANS. brains are stupid, by the way.
also, remembering a time when only i and one other person IN THE WHOLE WORLD had written and posted holmes/moriarty fic. holmes fandom was very... um. yes. traditional. also, mostly non-existent, as far as fic was concerned. i believe there was a time when i'd read every single holmes fic on the web. back in the day, when it qualified for yuletide every year! and when i signed up for remix/redux, and i was one of two people who had ANY sherlock holmes stories available for remixing!
is now the fandom that ate all other fandoms. and yet my interest in sherlock/john is nearly as nonexistent as holmes fic was in 2004. every once in a while i'm like, "c'mon, self, let's go check it out!" and then i click on something and there's an alpha/omega cock-knotting slave AU where everyone is a cat and i'm like, "oh hey, maybe it's time to clean the bathroom".This entry was originally posted at http://prof-pangaea.dreamwidth.org/198657.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
stolen from platypus
. much like her, i am ignoring the rules, because I CAN.
1. You can ONLY answer 'Yes' or 'No'
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone asks in comments.
3. Flisters may ask you expand on ONLY ONE of your yes no answers each.
see rules i am ignoring youuuu
Kissed any one of your Dreamwidth/LiveJournal friends? - only on the cheek! (this question would have a different answer if we were talking twitter or fb though)
Been arrested? - no
Kissed someone you didn't like? - thankfully no
Slept in until 5 PM? - i used to dream of sleeping that late when i worked midnight to noon. my body usually worked against me, though. :(
Fallen asleep at work/school? - yah
Held a snake? - i used to have a pet snake. sometimes i would wrap him around my neck and take him for walks.( more stuff under hereCollapse )This entry was originally posted at http://prof-pangaea.dreamwidth.org/198235.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
ta-nehesi coates writes a post called "Why 'Accidental Racist' is Actually Just Racist", which we all know is some kind of irresistible siren song to a certain type of commenter. you know the kind. you've back-clicked from their "arguments" on countless news sites, you've had that extra rum-infused eggnog at thanksgiving to stop yourself from strangling them, etc. the great thing about TNC is he moderates the hell out of his online space, which means actual conversation can happen there. and when those inevitable, inescapable commenters appear, they, for once, don't get coddled. they get, very politely, very articulately, and very definitively taken down.I have not in fact called him racist. I have called the song racist. You may say that something I have said is stupid or ignorant or mean. You have not, in fact, called me a stupid person or an ignorant person or a mean person.
I strongly suspect that you know this. I do not care what is preferable. I do not write to rescue you from your own need to take offense. I will not make this easy for you. I will not address you as though you do not know the difference between describing what you are doing and what you are.
I will not write for "many white people." Tell them to read a book. This ain't built for them.
it's glorious.This entry was originally posted at http://prof-pangaea.dreamwidth.org/197285.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
oh hell yeah, i found a piece of paper i scribbled a bit of dialogue onto when i was listening to the new fourth doctor adventures from big finish. it's from episode two, "the renaissance man":
Doctor: *mumbles some technobabble at the TARDIS console*
Leela: "You say these things to make me ask questions."
Doctor: "Well, it's the best way to learn -- I'm trying to teach you, Leela! You can't go through life never knowing what a gravitic drift compensator is for, can you? I mean, you might get stuck in a gravitic drift, and then where would you be? Apart from, in a pickle."
Leela: "So, what is a gravitic drift?"
Doctor: I don't know, but then I've never been stuck in one. I take precautions."
i would also like to point out that in another episode, leela and the master ride a horse bareback together through a time tunnel thing to try and save the doctor. IN OTHER WORDS YOU ALL SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THESE THINGS OKAYThis entry was originally posted at http://prof-pangaea.dreamwidth.org/197050.html. Please comment there using OpenID.