May 22nd, 2009

Venus

Mostly they say stuff like, "See you around. Maybe."

Got some feedback on the Anonymous Writing Meme, and it's so hard not to be discouraged by the negative. One person finds my porn "clinical," which is the kiss of death, and has comments worth considering but seems to dislike my writing enough that I wonder if there's a mismatch in stylistic "goals," so to speak. A few others complain about the shortness of the stories overall, and I can't tell if that's because I've written so many drabbles this year (which some people just don't understand as a writing form, and perhaps they don't notice that the drabbles are always labeled as such), or if in general even my longer pieces are below the desired length threshold. I really wish I were writing longer SPN pieces these days—there have been a few, but not many. Thanks, Season 4, for being the anti-fic. :( I plan to spend some time writing pre-S3 SPN this summer.

Now, not to be cantankerous, but I'm hoping some of you have better intel than me. What happened to the finale of Eleventh Hour? "Harper's Island" started to run in its timeslot, and the regular season is over now. Did the finale air, and just not feel like a finale? Did the show get pulled? Also, what about the remaining episodes of Pushing Daisies? Are they web-available? I don't understand not airing episodes you've already packaged up. It's not as if, in general, I'm watching much on ABC these days. I gave up on Desperate Housewives and Brothers And Sisters. There are too few likable characters on both, and the latter is SO neurotic and soap-opera-like. I don't care for the soap-opera format in general-—it tries my patience. For ABC shows, I'm down to Castle (which I don't really pay attention to—it's just on for Nathan Fillion) and Better Off Ted (which I love, so it's surely marked for death!)

I rode home last night without incident. No flat tire! Though a muscle in my right calf bothered me most of the day, and I didn't sleep that well (same thing last week). I was just in time to shower, rush through dinner, and go to Christopher's Open House. This included a recorder concert that lasted nearly an hour (gah!), and featured about 10 songs. There were about 32 "solo" performances of the limited repertory of songs (6 trips through "Auralee," for instance). It was musical torture. I don't think the recorder teacher understands the balance between displaying what kids have learned and making the audience nuts. :(

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ETA: Surprisingly, no-one has mentioned the subject title yet. I thought surely someone would have recognized it!

Birthday

Ooh! Ooh!

Today is the birthday of the lovely and always gracious particlesofgale!

Debbie, I hope you're having a wonderful day, and if you'd like a ficlet present please speak up! Many happy returns to you.