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07 January 2009 @ 01:09 pm
Last Day for Prison Break Slash Award Nominations  
Today (for real!) is the last day to nominate stories/authors for the Prison Break Slash Awards. Don't let this genre be forgotten! I peeked over there, and there aren't many people nominating yet. My Mahone/Michael story hasn't even been mentioned (heck, none of my stuff has been nominated), which kind of hurts. But! I noticed that some new categories for femmeslash were added, and I know there's been more activity in those fics in the last year. Go see the categories! See if any of them work for stories you've enjoyed.

In personal news, what in tarnation is wrong with my back? The lower part (right below the waist) is glitched and spasming. *groans* Yes, the weather's cold and miserable, but it's not raining and I don't want to have to bike in the garage today for fear of having my back go out miles from home. :(

I've been writing less these past few weeks, not just from RL but also from 1) having my thyroid meds lowered a bit and 2) fighting off a cold (I lost). I've been sleepy a lot lately during the evening periods when I normally write. However, I've got a short SPN thing I'm working on and I finished a PB ficlet last night. Other than the fact that the PB thing would not porn, that is—must retry challenge! This time with porn!

Watched the Scrubs premieres, and... something's off. Funny how you can have the same actors, writers, and presumably the same directors, but you move a show to another network and it does have an effect. The comic timing wasn't quite the same—a little forced and flat in places. Maybe changing networks means a lower budget and fewer retakes (or lousy coffee), which could affect the final result.

More on Australia: my opinion of the movie hasn't changed, but I needed to mention that Hugh Jackman's pants deserve their own accolade. They're extremely form-fitting, hugging his legs and butt in a way that demonstrates his fine physique. :0 I remember the 70s, when pants were so tight you could count the change in mens' pockets. Now it's all this saggy/baggy stuff, and why hasn't that trend died already (after years of enduring it)? I thought about this yesterday, observing a pair of 20-something guys with sag (2) and bag(1). In both cases, it makes their legs look really short, which is never flattering. Much like board-shorts (mens' baggy capri pants) which reduce everyone's legs to either A) pencils or B) blimpage. Bleh!

ETA: Not only is my back still killing me, I'm moving like an old lady in a bad sitcom. I'm afraid of bending over in case I can't get back up again. :0


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PamalaX: Froggy face2facepamalax on January 7th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
Its really sad that there are so few nomination but I guess its a sign of the times. I think the really bad part is how none of the new writers, ones excited and posting a lot, seem to be nominating. There are so many new ones I didn't see any of them posting nom lists.

I thought about adding stuff but I'm old PB and out of touch, those in the groove should be doing it, so there is no point.

Add to that there was no reg awards at all this past year and its not a good sign.

I actually liked Scrubs a lot last night?
Go figure :o)
Clair de Lune: ecriture1clair_de_lune on January 7th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I thought about adding stuff but I'm old PB and out of touch, those in the groove should be doing it
Well, as far as I know, not so many people "in the groove", so you know... ;)
PamalaX: PAM?pamalax on January 7th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Sounds good but when you've been bitchslapped by PB fans as much as I have over the years you learn not to stick your nose in where it really don't belong. :o)

I haven't really read much fic since the opener because to my mind my man Mahone die there. Bringing up old stuff seems silly when there is a whole new crop of writers and readers in the now. I've seen loads of new names there all the time and know those are the people who should be calling the shots for the now not fic for the past.

Hopefully they've, so active on the comm now, posted already and they just haven't gotten the comments through yet.

Edited at 2009-01-07 11:09 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on January 7th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm as out of touch as you are on the 'current scene,' but I'm still gathering nominations!

Crud, if you don't nominate the Michael/Mahone story no-one's going to!

Add to that there was no reg awards at all this past year and its not a good sign.
I thought that was bad too-- there's very little Gen being written I think, just tons of Michael/Sara. There ARE quite a few new PB Slash authors, but a lot of them are Michael/Mahone (which should be right up your alley!). In general, it seems that the non-MiSa audience is dwindling.

I actually liked Scrubs a lot last night?
I enjoyed it too, but it was still "off" compared to how it's been in the past!
PamalaXpamalax on January 8th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
I wrote this really longwinded response that vanished when LJ went down right at the moment I hit post. Good thing as I said too much :o)

I haven't been reading much since they killed worse than killed my beloved Mahone so I really am a lot more out of touch than you as you've been writing and reading here and there this 4th season.

Mahone is a prop or pity love/attraction in any ship now so its best left to those who like him that way.

Hopefully many of those new readers and writers have voted and will make their enthusiastic voices heard.
Clair de Lune: text - i knowclair_de_lune on January 7th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Me again, bugging you again ;)

Actually haloisbent added a short note at the end of her post warning that new comments are all screened. So even though people are nominating, there is no way to know it. But I admit that the amount of noms so far is a bit depressing :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on January 7th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
I know they're screened, but I only saw about 4 comments in general. True, lots of fics in those comments, but still-- not as many people as I'd like to see.

Though considering that I'm mostly familiar with past authors and past stories, I'm out of touch anyway. Though I see several people already beat me to a couple of stories I'm nominating. Oh well-- I'll nominate them again anyway! So there!
Princess Robot Bubblegum!: cowboy assastrothsknot on January 7th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
I think you should do some kind of comparison post with cute actors arses. For science.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: DominicSexyhalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Heh-- nice icon!

My PLAN near the end was to link some sample photos of Hugh and the pants into this post, but they are in painfully short supply. Though you can see Nicole Kidman's oddly bony ass in a lot of the offered stuff.

All I could find was these two meager samples, though I'll tell you that the pants appear to be curdory, which can hug nicely!

A back view, which is just okay. I mean, that's a stellar ass, but you can't really tell here.

Side view profile, which shows off some of the muscular quality of said ass. \o/

Edited at 2009-01-08 02:22 am (UTC)
brigid_tannerbrigid_tanner on January 8th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
I miss those tight pants from the 70's, too. Looking forward to your SPN fic! Hope your back improves.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Bladehalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
I miss those tight pants from the 70's, too.
God yes! And you know what else I miss? Running shorts-- the really short kind that just barely brushed the bottom of a guy's ass and were fitted. You could see the shape of the butt, and then the rest was alllll muscular legs.

I, um, might have a thing about asses and legs, if I ever get away from the eyes/face/hair.

When I saw The Sum Of Us, Russell Crowe was wearing "footie shorts" like that, and after the "G-U-U-U-H!" I thought, "Get ahold of yourself! You're perving on Russell Crowe!" while the backup part of the brain was going "But Guh! Guh!"
brigid_tannerbrigid_tanner on January 8th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
You're making me think of Starsky and Hutch :) And why I liked watching soccer so much during college :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
You're making me think of Starsky and Hutch :)
Yes-yes-yes-yes-yes! Paul Michael Glaser never did anything for me above the neck, but OMG that man could wear a pair of jeans. *fans self*
brigid_tanner: Dean-ARGbrigid_tanner on January 8th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
Feeling the lack of a Starsky icon... I LOVED Starsky! Totally and completely. Wanted to be Hutch's little sister who showed up in town and Starsky falls for her. This is why I don't write fic...it's all Mary Sue fantasy :) Remember some thing with Glaser and Soul running on the beach that was really hot. You going to admit to having the David Soul album? I will! LOL!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
You going to admit to having the David Soul album?
I didn't, though I know what it looks like. He was never my type at all (still isn't).

You know, even back then I was all about the slash where those two were concerned. Not that you had to use your imagination much to see it! :0

I see you remember that show very, VERY well. Like I remember Kirk/Spock, and oh-so-fondly. :D
brigid_tanner: boys-Chicagobrigid_tanner on January 8th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
I never saw the slash potential when I was watching Starsky and Hutch back then. I don't think I knew what slash was then...that came much later. I knew that there were some strange stories about Spock/Kirk, but didn't understand that at all. I loved Star Trek, but never got into reading fanfic based on it.

Highlander was the first show I watched and started reading fan fic, especially slash, and enjoying it. It's been downhill from there! LOL!

Wasn't that crazy about David Soul, but i did get the album, cause I liked his voice. I was young and stupid. Got the dvd's of S&H, and watching now I totally see slash ;0
happy is as happy does: Sam and Dean - SPNhappywriter06 on January 8th, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
Finally voted.

I hope you feel better. I got a cold, too. Nothing to do but ride it out. *sneezes*

I watched Scrubs. I liked both episodes. Then again I stopped watching for like 3 years and came back sporadically last season.

I remember the 70s, when pants were so tight you could count the change in mens' pockets. Now it's all this saggy/baggy stuff, and why hasn't that trend died already (after years of enduring it)?
To the first part, GAWD!! As to the second, there will be celebrations in the streets when this trend is gone.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
I got a cold, too. Nothing to do but ride it out. *sneezes*
I thought there was a chance of beating it with extra sleep and Echinacea/Goldenseal, but it finally got me after about 5 days. However, looks like it's already on the way out! Yesterday I sounded like a bullfrog. :0

To the first part, GAWD!!
Damn, you have no idea! If you've ever seen "Houston Knights" (which was full of slash potential), the cowboy cop wears jeans like that and they just cling. Guys are all into the clinging at the crotch, but I'm all about the backside and the legs. I miss those days!

As to the second, there will be celebrations in the streets when this trend is gone.
I seriously don't get it-- women don't like the fad, and it's been around for years, sapping the sexiness out of mens' appearances. How does that benefit them?

I mean, around our house, we refer to that style as "clown pants," because that's what the fit resembles. :0
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Eeee! Good news for me!

Well, I'm glad there were more noms, because when I checked it was only two authors and it was the last day. :0

I see that my rush for that last, single nom was a duplicate of one of tuesdaeschild's noms too, but since I found the story independently and really liked it, at least Karine will know!