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12 April 2007 @ 04:44 pm
Ramblings of the Nervous  
First, I must be one of the few SPN fans not flailing over the photos of Jensen's appearance for 10 Inch Hero. The redneck-beard thing and the piercings are a huge turnoff to me. I'm feeling cut off from the squeeage! Does look like he might be playing a character role, though, and I'm kind of a sucker for those.

Second, this week's House M.D.:
I've really hated the Chase/Cameron subplot, so I hope that's over. I just don't believe in that characterization of Cameron (who has not only been timid and feeling-oriented, she's demonstrated that it's a fundamental part of her makeup). The bossy anytime-anywhere behavior just seems like an entirely different character, and you all know how much OOC (even especially in canon) peeves me.

Hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold subplot kind of crept up on me, even though it's a cliche. But Wilson, must you be such a damn idiot? Honestly.

I was once again out of the room for one of the best parts, namely House assembling his pseudo-panel on the airplane to replicate his ducklings for diagnostic brainstorming. What I saw afterward was great though-- that only the kid was eager to play along, and the other two never stopped thinking House was out of his mind. Now that's realistic. :)

As for certain other aspects of this week's show... you know, I'm firmly aware that House is an ass. Every week. And I don't fantasize about him changing or anything like that, and I don't regularly think of him as hot (except sometimes when those blue eyes are filling the screen and there's that pathos-- gets me every time!). But this week, when he was literally trying to get into Cuddy's pants, damn! Down, hormones, down! We've talked about this before, and you agreed to behave yourselves!

Prison Break despair:
I'm worried. :(

I've been fighting this for most of Season 2, and the final episode didn't help at all. My love for the show is almost entirely dead right now, and *sigh*. I've got challenge tables that are only 1/3 filled out, I've got two comms I manage, and mostly what I feel is guilt. :(

Most of the Gen readers have up and left the fandom-- posting up Gen stories is often like shouting into the void. It's gotten harder and harder to write for this series (used to be so easy for me, but now...), and the lack of audience makes it even harder.

I want to love this show again. I want to be inspired to at least finish the philosophy_20 claim for it! But... I don't know.

I'm not feeling good about any of this, and I'm just sorry. :( And I know you don't want to hear that.

Meanwhile, I need to get scraping on the Supernatural writing because there's a Sweet Charity story to be written, some challenges, and two birthday girls coming up (Hi, clex_monkie89! Hi, maygra!) and I don't want to fall down on that job. Send me good vibes, please. :)

And now? Off to bike in a veritable windstorm. :( With a Breath-Rite strapped to my nose (hey, at least I'm at my house. I'm too embarrassed to do that from the office). :0
 
 
 
angels3angels3 on April 12th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
I can deal
with everything but those damn mutton chops they ugggg kill me and not in a good way. I think the peircings execpt the one one his labrai (spelling I know) that just hurts looking at it are kinda hot and I didn't see much of the tats so not sure there. The hair is okay but blue (smurf is all I can think). The black nail polish and the eyeliner yea now that is (clears throat) a turn on. Yea yea I have problems don't we all.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Re: I can deal
those damn mutton chops they ugggg kill me and not in a good way.
janissa11 posted pics in her journal today of "Priestly vs. Beecher". It's the same redneck-beardage that Beecher had in, I don't know, S2 of "Oz." Basically, that kind of facial hair seems to be yucky on everyone.

Lots of people are finding Jensen hot all decked out like this, but just not me. Partly generational, I suppose-- I find piercings and tatts and punk hair a huge turnoff, period. It's just never worked for me. Now the hippie thing, though-- sometimes that's a turn-on. Depends. :0

There seems to be fandom-wide recoil over the choice of blue as the mohawk color-- I swear that I at one time heard that was going to be green, but the early rumors were wrong. :0
Deadbeat Nymph: puckerdeadbeat_nymph on April 12th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear of your show heartbreak. I understand completely. I hate season two, too. :(

The only thing I can cling to is that last image of Michael walking down that hallway at Sona. I know it's wrong, but there's so much potential there. And my dark side is keen on seeing what happens (although I realise it probably won't be anything good, stupid writers). However, the hiatus will result in some good evil fics, if only a few. I'm already terribly in love with serafina20's "Sona". I never thought I could get into Mi/Ma but she convinced me.

I would still love to see an alternative ending to season two fic - something about what would have happened had Linc not gone looking for Michael and waited for him on the Christina Rose. And then there would be sailing-into-the-sunsetness and sweet blowjobbery... Oh, oh the images that spring to mind...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
never thought I could get into Mi/Ma but she convinced me.
I should probably try to take a look at it, then. Good writing can convince me of SO many things.

I just don't see Season 3 getting any better, just because Season 2 stressed all the things I hated (the Conspiracy, the M/S subplot) and lost the things I liked (the devotion between the brothers-- and the why of it-- and the minor characters like Pope and Westmoreland, though Mahone and Kellerman were a great surprise this season).

But what's really killing me about Season 2 is that nearly all the writing is so out-of-character. THAT is making it nearly impossible to still love the characters (or make any of the show believable). *sniff* So frustrating. :(
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BEWARE OF JENMAR.: SPN - Brain!Twins - Sam and Deanclex_monkie89 on April 13th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
Dude. How can you not love Jensen all Punked out? He is just so guh-worthy.

Also? Hi back at you! *Waves*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
Dude. How can you not love Jensen all Punked out? He is just so guh-worthy.
Probably because piercings and tatts and punked-out are ALL turnoffs for me individually. And when you pack them all together, well, yick! They managed to un-hot a truly gorgeous man!

And Hi to you too! I am all too aware of that inupcoming birthday. :D
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Stranger?: Revenge of the Geektaxidryer on April 13th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
I've been fighting this for most of Season 2, and the final episode didn't help at all. My love for the show is almost entirely dead right now, and *sigh*.
You're not alone in that situation. Apparently, there's a collective breakdown. Everybody is whining about their muse everywhere in the fandom.
For my part? My brain refuses to integrate the season finale. It says 'eject', 'eject', 'eject'... I'm afraid they killed all the elements that were keeping me going.
In short, you're normal. ;o)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Gen PB brothershalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
Apparently, there's a collective breakdown. Everybody is whining about their muse everywhere in the fandom.
Oddly, that does make me feel better. :) It's been like fighting the tide, with out-of-character behavior cropping up in nearly every episode-- destroys the positioning of the characters in your mind, I think.

My brain refuses to integrate the season finale. It says 'eject', 'eject', 'eject'... I'm afraid they killed all the elements that were keeping me going.
:D "Eject" is how I feel about that episode too. The 2-sided Mahone thing, the Kellerman thing (in its entirety), the super-secret T-Bag thing (oy. Must everything be tied back to that ridiculous conspiracy?), the Michael mooning over Sara (whom he still hardly knows) and her insta-appearance at the end of the episode (ack! Continuity!). The flailing around about nearly every aspect of the plot. Gggggurgh. What are the writers smoking? :0

On the plus side, I love the Star Wars-related icons coming out of Michael's ridiculous choice of clothing in that market scened. :D
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aeroport_artaeroport_art on April 13th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
Oh, Prison Break. I tried watching episode 17 or something a few days ago, and just. Couldn't. Bring myself to give a damn. Deleted the next few episodes I'd downloaded, and that's that :( Well, I'll still have to thank that fandom for getting my into SPN! But other than that's, it's been RIP for awhile.

Yeeeah, I dig the piercings and eyeliner but the (facial)hair just turns me off :0

God it was windy today! I hear it's gonna rain on Picnic Day D: You planning on coming out though? *hopeful look*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
Well, I'll still have to thank that fandom for getting my into SPN! But other than that's, it's been RIP for awhile.
It's been heading there for me. :( I tried so hard to stay on board during S2, and what a challenge. The show is filled with anti-Michael and random-TBag, and last week Kellerman went flying out of character too. Gah!

but the (facial)hair just turns me off :0
A lot of people seem to think that the facial hair is an insult to good-looking men everywhere. Why that particular "cut" of the facial hair? It's SO unflattering on pretty much everyone.

Still hoping for Picnic Day, but not sure we'll be able to make it. Some emotional volatility here. :(
I'm for wine and the embrace of questionable women: michaelmissyjack on April 13th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
My only hope for S3 of PB is that Kellerman is still alive...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
My only hope for S3 of PB is that Kellerman is still alive...
I pretty much hate everything they did with him in these last two episodes. He could have decided to testify out of revenge-- that would have matched his character. Doing it out of sudden life-changing remorsetm SO doesn't work when the character is a sociopath. You know? It just doesn't. :( And I didn't like the, um, implications of that police transport van scene.
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monotonygirl: dean looking up b&wmonotonygirl on April 13th, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
Nope, you're not alone in not squeeing. This might be blasphemous to say, but I really don't like that look on him (we're supposed to like every look on him-whatever). I know he is probably streching his actorly muscles with the role, and it's probably fun for him, but gah. No thank you.

I'm with you on the Prison Break heartbreak. Used to be appointment television, and now I could care less. I wish I could say it's because I'm fickle, but I'm damn loyal (which explains why I am watching "Smallville" still *cough*). This season has lost me, though, and even though I fangirl Wentworth Miller hard, I can't say the same about his show anymore. The last episode I watched was the one of them on the train, and just zzzzzzz. I might stump up and buy it on DVD, though, and give it another shot, but I have completely lost interest. Have been working through your PB slash, and I can now say I am happy I voted for you. Your writing is better than the show.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
we're supposed to like every look on him-whatever
I guess there are some of us who just don't auto-buy into his every appearance (OMG, the cowboy pics embarrass me SO much). It's just not popular to say so, and I don't want to be popping happy baloons every which way, so I try to keep it low-key. On the flip side, I prefer having Jared's bangs hide his forehead, and although his new bod is smokin'... I preferred the old one. Lightly-muscled and lanky is so much better than overbeefed to me, most of the time. (How my hormones feel about "Lincoln Burrows" indicates that they missed the meeting on that topic).

Used to be appointment television, and now I could care less.
Yes-- I used to flail over Mondays and the world stopped for that show. Now, I'm rarely in the room when it starts, and I so often hate what's going on (blah-blah-conspiracyCakes-blah-MiSa-romance-blah-money-blah).

and even though I fangirl Wentworth Miller hard, I can't say the same about his show anymore.
His portrayal of Michael is what sucked me in (I'm more of a Lincoln girl), but S2 Michael no longer resembles that character. He's been destroyed in service of the plot, and I don't really know who this new character is now. Except that he's all stupid over Sara, he's lost all perspective on him/her/them, and he regularly wanders right into danger again and again because he's making boatloads of stupid decisions. Grr.

Have been working through your PB slash, and I can now say I am happy I voted for you. Your writing is better than the show.
:) Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying what you're reading. PB Slash used to be the major focus of most of my inspiration, and it is so, so hard to have it come to this, where I'm feeling "meh" about virtually all of the characters. The conspiracy could poison them all by cropdusters now, and I somehow think I wouldn't ven care. *cries*
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Ice-T: an actor, also a refreshing beverage: Gen - Jensen kiss me peepfiddleyoumust on April 13th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
*raises hand*

It's Jensen, so it's hot. But not. I mean not hotter than regular Jensen. I do kind of dig the eyeliner and the tattoos will kill me dead when I actually get to see them. But meh.

On Prison Break. I just. There's nothing I can say that I haven't already said and I'm just sorry to hear that you're losing the love too.

I haven't read your story yet. work has been kicking my ass and taking names. (I think I'm going to log about 72 hours this week!) I'm only working a half day this weekend so it's on my to do list. But, I think it's this icon you were talking about. :P
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
But not. I mean not hotter than regular Jensen.
Yes-- if it weren't Jensen, I wouldn't find it hot at all (except the eyeliner, because those eyes. Damn.). But it's a downgrade from the regular model, who really can't be improved upon except by placing him in the loving embrace of Jared. *swoons*

and I'm just sorry to hear that you're losing the love too.
*Sigh* I know you and Elissa have already been through it. Honestly, if I had less invested in the fandom I would have bailed out earlier. It shouldn't be a struggle to love a show that you were hooked on just a year ago. It really shouldn't.

so it's on my to do list. But, I think it's this icon you were talking about. :P
Mwah-ha-ha! That's exactly the icon I meant. :D And I think you'll like the story-- it's under 400 words, so it's short. You will side with Dean in that story, believe me. ;)
Kronette: Waynes World-pretend you don't seekronette on April 13th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
THAT's Jensen?!
Um, no. I don't mind the hair, though it's kinda weird on him. I may get used to it in the context of the movie. DESPISE the things growing across his cheeks. When Blair on Sentinel had the thin ones, I wanted to take a razor to his face. Tattoos and piercings I don't mind. One of the hottest guys/singers I know has a few of each, and just...wow. I normally don't find tattoos a big turn-on, but the piercings are cool.

Glad you're back :) I've come out of this month's five-day depressive streak, and will be freaking out over floor tile for my bathroom. I'm almost done with the renovation! Yah!!
Kronette: SPN-Jensen adorablekronette on April 13th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: THAT's Jensen?!
d'oh, forgot about the eyeliner. THAT is hot *g*
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on April 14th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
and I've never been a HUGE fan of conspiracy stuff - it's what killed the xfiles for me too.
At this point, I absolutely hate it.

It doesn't work on Prison Break. It didn't work on X-Files (heck, I liked the non-arc episodes the best, and the final season was ridiculous). It didn't work on "Millenium". Season 1 of that show had almost no conspiracy (or whatever they masked it as), and it dragged Season 2 right down into death. It's also getting too much of a workout on "24"! Can't believe they're invoking the 25th-amendment "Incompetent President mumble bylaw" yet again. :0

Consider a bunch of vibes sent babe.
Thank you! Oh, if only I could finish things instead of being distracted by the new and shiny! I have two partial PB fics that won't finish, several partial SPN fics, and a few unbegun deadline thingies. And yet, if a challenge comes up I will be hard-pressed to resist it!
happy is as happy does: MS and HP (Taj) - weekendgetawayhappywriter06 on April 13th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
I still love the show but I can kinda relate. Season 2, while great to me, it wasn't as good season 1. And I feel season 3 could kill my love for the show if they don't get their act together.

posting up Gen stories is often like shouting into the void
I wish you didn't feel that way and other gen authors. I love reading everything. I hate to stuck with only one kind of fic. Variety is the spice of life.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on April 14th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
I wish you didn't feel that way and other gen authors. I love reading everything. I hate to stuck with only one kind of fic. Variety is the spice of life.
Oh, I agree with you, but it's frustrating.

The two Fic Exchange stories I wrote got pretty much zero attention when I posted them in my own journal. The non- Michael and Lincoln stuff (Gen or Slash) is hardly being read at all, and when the show's characterization is working against me, it's all the harder to write!

Feels like most of the fandom has Michael/Sara'd, and a lot of people are so glutted on what they want there now that there's no time to read the extraneous Gen. This tends to happen in most fandoms, unfortuately. :(
mercurybard on April 13th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Off to bike in a veritable windstorm. :( With a Breath-Rite strapped to my nose
Hey, I've biked to the pharmacy with a filter mask over my face to keep the pollen out before <----is major nerd.

mostly what I feel is guilt
That's no good...and sadly I can relate. Prison Break is just such a sore spot for me because I basically didn't watch half of season 2, and I just don't have inspiration to write fic for it any more.