Ugh. It's been two weeks since I've posted because I can't really think of anything to post about.
Well, anything interesting.
Well, anything interesting to people who aren't me. :-P
Of course there was the whole Russian Meteor
thing, the investigation of which is ongoing. Almost made me want to watch Deep Impact and Armageddon again. (Apparently NASA scientists have found 168 factual inaccuracies in Armageddon and shows the movie as part of their management training programs for the express purpose of having the trainees point out as many as they can. Alas the article about that is behind a paid firewall on New Scientist
. I can't imagine what they'd do with The Day After.)
Amateur that I am, I could definitely point out at least 25 ... okay, at least 30, without having in-depth understanding of the actual science behind it (Math!), but apparently they got one thing right about drilling and blowing up the asteroid
to avert, er, Armageddon. Go figure. (It's a cool article!) Still, watching Steve Buscemi lose his shit on an asteroid will never not be entertaining, Bear is awesome, and the double shuttle launch scene was wicked cool!
Otherwise, besides work kicking my ass, I have been spending most of my time reading Avengers fic. To be more specific, reading Clint/Coulson fic. I am obsessed. (and it's still bethbethbeth
's fault!) It's kind of pathetic, but I can't say that it hasn't been fun. Well, for certain values of fun, which, in Lisa-speak is me trying to rationalize having read both mpreg and A/B/O fic, those two tropes always being anathema to me, and maybekindasortof enjoying them. It's not that I'm embarrassed, because I like what I like, but it's more ...
I can totally see the appeal of A/B/O for people who like D/s situations, or the woobie factor (because those Omegas, man, yeesh!), or the male pregnancy thing. But the thing is, these are not kinks that tend to appeal to me. Well, the (extreme) hurt/comfort aspect does at times, though it absolutely varies based on the characters involved. With A/B/O there seems to be a lot of "h/c + Woobie-ism" involved, and I am not a fan of Woobie!Clint. (I'm not really a fan of Woobie!Anyone, though.) It's just not my thing. So that I find myself reading it, much less enjoying it is just plain weird and unexpected. The things we do in desperation. :-P
Ugh, fandom! Why do you do this to me?????
That said, it's not like I'm reading everything. There are SO MANY fics I've had to click out of because
"I couldn't take another instance of authors who punctuate their dialogue like this." She said.
One or two, here and there, is no big deal. Autocorrect has done that to me when I've accidentally typed a period instead of a comma, and it's an easy thing to miss. I'm talking the entire fic. Like that. Others were just plain terrible (to me) in grammar, format (line breaks, people!! LINE BREAKS!), execution, characterization or plot, but that's nothing new in fanfic.
I don't think I've been on this kind of a tunnel-vision reading bender since my early days in Remus/Sirius. It's nostalgic in a good way, but also VERY BAD because I have piles and piles of laundry and I really need to sweep/mop my floors and vacuum. And dust. Oh, god, dust, the bane of my existence. (Well, one of them.)
But it's Friday! (Friday, Friday) And I can chill for a bit. And lament that there's not enough new long fic for me to read. WRITE FASTER, PEOPLE! Or, I could write my own fic that I started the other night. A whopping 548 words so far. Go me.This entry was originally posted at http://midnitemarauder.dreamwidth.org/409396.html if you prefer to comment there. ( comments)