The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors

The Mope and The Tube

Still a tad grumpy about the fallout of the Prison Break Fanfic Awards. The state of the fandom (pre Monday's big blowup) has apparently migrated to the near point of

If a story falls in the fandom, and the author writes no Michal/Sara, does it make a sound?


So in and among the weekend flailing over deadlines and some moping about the awards, I made pants for a Pez dispenser (and that will never stop sounding wrong), looked at some sofas (if you know how much I hate brown/tan and chunky, you can probably guess how well that went), and did not get around to making fake suspenders for Christopher's pioneer field trip until last night.

Fake-suspender-sewing means that I got distracted and forgot to record Reaper while I was watching House. Aaaaaaugh! Anyone know where I can get a download?

Speaking of House, I'm really liking several of the proto-ducklings this season. I like Cameron 2.0 (!) though I've hated Cameron herself since last season (she went all smirky and way out of character). I lurve the older fake-doctor guy, and I kind of like Plastic-Surgeon Schmoe and Kumar. My husband's loving Cuddy's wardrobe. And I love the resurgence of ironic Wilson, whom I really missed last season. It's good to see him snark in a good-natured way again.

And then there's Desperate Housewives… I haven't been feeling the love I had for the show in Season 1. Season 2 was okay. Season 3 thus far, I hate the new neighbor (as we're intended to, but honestly I kind of always hate Dana Delaney), I'm starting to hate Felicity Huffman's character, and Susan's tendency to get on my nerves has reached epic proportions now. I loathe dynamics with infantile parents and overly adult children (*cough* Gilmore Girls *cough*), and I just can't take any more of her. I admit, I watched the second half of last season while writing fanfic. This season looks to be headed that same direction. :(

I know that L&O: Criminal Intent is doing cable first this year. But what happened to L&O: Classic? The cast dynamic really suffered last year-- the assistant D.A.s have been a parade of "meh" in my book other than Richard Brooks and Angie Harmon, and the cop side feels weak. Iz the show ded? Delayed? L&O: SVU has been my favorite for years and still is, and so far so good this year.

I've seen and loved two major new shows this season-- Reaper and Pushing Daisies. I so love the twisted and offbeat. I've missed "Chuck" already for various reasons, and I thought I had "Aliens In America" available to watch, but no. In fact, I learned a valuable thing about my DVD player last week, which is in fact a software bug. :0

You know the "protect" feature, that keeps programs from being recorded over on a DVD? Well, it turns out that on MY DVD player, that functions as a "Me first!" instead. Yes—everything EXCEPT the program you protected will be spared recording over.

"Aliens In America" successfully recorded last Monday, with 93% of the disc free. I protected it, and recorded "Reaper" the next night, and voila! My protected show was gone. :(

At least I know how this works now. And also, why I kept recording over episodes of Supernatural last season and what happened to the finale of Bones. Crap!

Minor weirdness on the home front: my son has taken to hunching over and covering his knees with his shirt, and calling himself the Human Ball. In the car a few weeks ago, his father said something that prompted this response:
Christopher: The Human Ball is offended.

Me: Once you start calling yourself The Human Ball, you pretty much lose any right to be offended over anything.


Tags: my_kids, tv
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