Monday, January 28, 2002

Oh, the pain of it.

Finally broke down and took my temperature this morning and it was 101, meaning when I get those hours of chills and sweats at night, it must have been at least 102-103 for the past three days. Hmmm ... it's doctor time, I think. It's either an infected tooth or ear, not sure which since the pain is spread quite evenly over the entire left side of my head and throat. I'll let Dr. Feelgood figure it out tomorrow.

Even more painful are yet MORE horrible Victoria fics in my inbox, all of them misleadingly labeled, all of them disgusting beyond human imagination. Again, I beg of my fellow posters ... just put her name in the fucking summary, okay? Because me NOT reading it so much better than me reading it and holding a reader's grudge forever more. I feel like a bunch of Fanfic Witnesses have their foot in my door, telling me to just give it a chance, because it's da special clever fanfic flavor of the month doncha know? Sorry, but no. I don't care if you're the greatest writer in the realm and your piece rocks the very foundations of the fanfiction world. I'm not interested, so just label the goddamn stuff properly. I'm not saying don't post it ... just LABEL it! Okay?

(Ooops, I see a fellow poster just made the same request on Clark/Lex but much more diplomatically. Heh. I give props to their courage and I will count the seconds before she and her reasonable request gets brutally shot down. One ... two ... three ...)

Anyway, it's back to the grind. I have an afternoon client call I can't avoid. Ugh. Hope they don't mind my shrieks of pain between the mumbles.

Sunday, January 27, 2002


So this is what happens when you forget your user name on your blog. No, not my password, but the actual name itself and since I was depending on a cookie to keep me here forever ... anyway, I found it in my hard drive (finally) and am back. It's just as well, since I havn't really done that much in a while besides the odd posting on Television Without Pity and closing my eyes against the nasty joke that is Kelly Brook. Oy. The casting couch has never been less descriminating, methinks.

Insane Rant of The Day:Speaking of She of the Hair Extensions, we are already getting the gruesome unlabeled Victoria fics coming down the pike. Being a bit flu-ish for the past few days, these really inconsiderate postings increase my pain incrementally. I mean, sure, write Victoria until your fingers fall off, but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD warn your readers of what lies within. And yes, that's the bitchy, narrow-viewed, immature, I-don't-give-a-shit-for-fanfic-as-writer's-"art" part of me speaking -- as well as the swollen gland that's right under my jaw causing one eye to throb with intense pain. I mean, I warn my readers that my stuff is vaguely unreadable smush, can't I get an equal sort of consideration? Please? [rant over]

I see below I've talked about LoTR slash. Go here for some good ones: and don't be afraid of the Legolas/Gimli. On the surface it appears grue, but some authors there are making it work, such as Pythoness (try here for "A Diamond Between Wood and Stone" - If you are more into Aragon or Boromir or even Sam/Frodo, you'll enjoy the trip to this place.

I've enjoyed very little off the Clark/Lex list/SSArchive lately, mainly because of the fandom's rapid descent into cliche. I did like a Martha piece, "Awake All Night" which reminded me very much of my mother. Clark confessing his love of Lex to Mom is still a fresh part of fanon unlike the oddly cold smut pieces, which are wearing thin on me, not to mention the horrifying trend toward het inclusions. Some AU fic (like the excellent "The Butterfly Effect") and some warm future fic would be a very welcome change, but I'll probably have to wait until the series actually ends before I see any of that. (Although "A Word from You" by Isos Arie, while not exactly cuddly and warm, had a sad, desperate hope about it.) "Scripted" by Thamiris was extremely funny, as are most of her fics, which brim with a very dry wit and an underlying sweetness. All of them are worth the read.

The show itself on the other hand is EXCELLENT. I'm so looking forward to upcoming eps, especially one where I pray Leather!Lex will make a hip-swinging appearance. I appreciate these producers ... they seem to still like their audience more than their egos. "Smallville" is good stuff, here's hoping The Suits keep their noses out of there for good after the Brook debacle. And Mr. Rosenbaum ... I do -so- love you. Mmmm.

Okay. Back to my humidifier. Maybe I'll even get to writing more some day. Heh.