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Some unrelated things.
Resolution #1 - I'm a 29 year old ex-english-major from northwest Indiana. I don't have to speak like the Buffy cast, to write about them. I blame fandom. It's a convenient scapegoat. ;-)

Resolution #2 - Take out the trash.

Resolution #3 - The feedback/rec thing? Get over it. mutter mutter. Ok. Over it. Even over the fact that I believe the upshot is people in general think we were squawking and tirading on the subject, when in fact, there were three separate short comments by three different people, two in journals, the third on a list. The rest was a combination of trying to explain what made us feel that way, when questioned directly about it, and other people feeling the need to make essay-length rants on the subject of Get Over It, sometimes without seeming to understand exactly what the it in question had been. Honestly? Over it.

Resolution #4 - In general? Chill out, already. (I'm allowed to say that, even in the face of Res#1. People say that even in northwest Indiana. Or so I hear.)

Resolution #5 - Write something. But only if I feel like it.

Resolution #6 - Remember that life is actually pretty fucking good. I have a wondertwin, name of maeyan, I have a conglomerbrain, names of zortified and wolfling, I have a sarabi and a milamber who refuses to learm html yet somehow manages to write in xhtml and wouldn't touch livejournal with a ten foot Visor even though it's an open-source project which should swell his gleeful little programmer's heart. I have you people to amaze, enlighten and entertain me. Got witchwillow to send hugs and descriptions of what the hell a brownie is to, cicirossi to write amazing, wonderful smut day after day, and thebratqueen and stakebait to poke me with pointy sticks when I assume that silence=people-hate-me (even though that's not quite what I was assuming, I heart them anyway). I have a half-finished website redesign that kicks non-framed, non-javascripted boo-tay, and I have the ability to write good stuff, even if I'm not doing it at the moment. I also have a house that may be falling to pieces, but it's mine ours, and I have more cats than any human could ever hope to control. Yes, I'm aware that technically means one, but work with me here. There's five.

And Anthony Stewart Head is on Hollywood Squares, y'all.

So. Have I mentioned I like cheese?

zortified

2002-08-15 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cheese! No, wait, I mean - ASH!!

I have no Giles icon. What's wrong with me? Er, other than all the scrumptious pics already being over used as lj icons.

*hugs* You rock. Me plant.

mpoetess

2002-08-16 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)

You *had* a Giles icon. Did you lose it? You lost *Giles* ?????

I'm not speaking to you.

Except when necessary.

Like now.

:)

thebratqueen

2002-08-15 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey, hey, hey - what kind of cheese?

mpoetess

2002-08-16 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)

American cheese. What kind of cheese did you think I meant, you Commie pinko pervert?

thebratqueen

2002-08-16 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Just checking. Because those chedder bastards can kiss my ass.

dine

2002-08-15 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have more cats than any human could ever hope to control. Yes, I'm aware that technically means one, but work with me here. There's five.

This is the truest thing anyone's said all day. I have two, and at times am completely overwhelmed. I salute you, brave soul!

mpoetess

2002-08-16 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)

There were never supposed to be five! Honestly! There were only supposed to be two. Then the roomie's mom couldn't keep hers at her apartment anymore... and the roomie's sister's cat had kittens... and the stray decided to give birth next to out garage...

I'm planning on getting that "SUCKER" tattoo removed from my forehead any day now.

thamiris

2002-08-15 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

The feedback/rec thing?

I don't know if this matters, but I'm saying it anyway: the backlash to what struck me as a simple, honest comment was *whacked*. More than whacked: supremely obnoxious. I don't understand why people have to react so hysterically to a comment so obviously meant as a mild, introspective, and at heart generous one. It would seem more productive if people stopped getting their panties knotted over others' psyches and started worrying more about their own.

{{{{{Amy}}}}}}



mpoetess

2002-08-16 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)

:) Thanks, Tham. Hugs to you too.

I really am over it. I can't say I don't still feel a bit the same way, but I can also see the POV of those who point out that fervent descriptions of why someone doesn't like a certain type of story, and why this one works anyway, or overcomes those limitations, work for them, if they have similar problems with the type of story. My issue is/was pretty much just with the *way* people tend to say it -- as if comments strongly dissing an entire pairing or genre in a way that could be considered rude to its fans/writers if simply tossed out on a list, aren't rude anymore, as long as they're included as comparison in a rec for a story in that genre. But honestly, the people who discussed it back and forth? Cool. The people who felt the need to expound on how we're all children, and adults use comparisons all the time? Missed the point, I think, and don't really bother me.

cicirossi

2002-08-15 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

*hugs*

mpoetess

2002-08-16 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)

:)

hugs you too

carta

2002-08-15 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Resolution #1 - I'm a 29 year old ex-english-major from northwest Indiana. I don't have to speak like the Buffy cast, to write about them. I blame fandom. It's a convenient scapegoat. ;-)
Word. It's an ongoing battle in my crowd, let me tell you. Sigh... but it's so much FUN!

mpoetess

2002-08-16 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't mind when the cool bits of Buffyspeak creep into my speech - it's just the ums and likes and y'knows that are driving me nuts. And I'm starting to punctuate my nonfiction with them! I can see them slipping into my *speech*, but I;m writing journal entries full of them!

lasayla

2002-08-16 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)

I had brie for lunch today.

'twas good.

Oh, and you don't have a hope in hell. That slang is like a fricking virus. My mother, a British Brummie in her late forties who doesn't watch the show. She now says wiggy, book and [adjective] much?

There is no escape. We are all being sucked slowly into the hellmouth, albeit only verbally. ;)

mpoetess

2002-08-16 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Wahhhhhhhh!

*digs deep for semi-local things to balance out Buffyisms....*

Shot who?

Bumfuck, Egypt

Whatchamajigger

Perdiddle

I'll provide a glossary if you will...

lasayla

2002-08-16 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Babby
Piecey
Bostin'

(Aside - My Bostonian co-writer was heartily amused to learn that where a person from Boston would say wicked, a person from Birmingham would say Boston. (Or at least a close approximation.)

Tattiebyes
Ta
Tra
Sodbox
Ravin'

Re: I'll provide a glossary if you will...

mpoetess

2002-08-16 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)

I can only guess at ravin' bing, well, ravin' ? As in, you're a looooony. And ta as thanks? That's one phrase that's crept into my vocab that I *don't* regret.

> Shot who? (This was popular when I was in high school)

"Huh?" "Say what?" "Do what?"

I think (I fantasize) that the origin is "Bubba shot who, you said?"


> Bumfuck, Egypt

The back of beyond. The boonies/boondocks. aka Buttfuck, Egypt, but I like the bumfuck variation better. Actually far away, or simply inconvenient to get to.

> Whatchamajigger

One of the many variations on "I don't know/can't remember the word for this." Doohickey. Whatchamacallit (which is the name of a candy bar based on this idea, since it had ingredients that weren't in the popular candy bars around the time it came out). Whoosis, my grandpa used to say, though that may have been specifically for "I can't remember this person's name."

> Perdiddle

A car with one headlight burnt (or occasionally shot!) out. There's a driving game that goes with it, that I never played, though I think it involves kissing or smacking someone who doesn't notice a perdiddle until you point it out. And of course, thy're fucking annoying on the road, since they give the illusion of being motorcycles.

There's also "Punch Buggy" (lilo & Stitch may get that one into world popularity) and our local variant "Slugbug" as references to VW Beetles. Theoretically, you get to punch someone in the arm if you're the first to call attention to the car. In our car, due to me years ago threatening Jen's grisly death if she ever punched me in the arm while I was driving again, such is understood, but not actually done. "Red slugbug, no hitbacks."

Re: I'll provide a glossary if you will...

lasayla

2002-08-16 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)

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<<Theoretically, you get to punch someone in the arm if you're the first to call attention to the car.>>

Hey, we have that! (Only we use minis instead of Beetles.)

My great aunt used to have a mini. Every week, we'd go shopping in it and there'd be a chaos of 'punchamininoreturns!' at the door as she pulled up. We also used to hit each other when my grandmother came over, since her name is Minnie.

And now...

Babby - A child of seven or under.
Piecey - A sandwich
Bosting/Bostin' - Amazing. Used as an all purpose positive modifier.
Tattiebyes - Goodbye. (From ta-ta and bye)
Ta - Like you said, thanks
Tra - Goodbye. (An elided ta-ra.)
Sodbox - Asshole, but slightly more offensive, because of the sodomy implications.
Raving/Ravin' - Unfair. Generally used in a 'Even Lizzie's little brother gets more pocket money than me and he's <i>four</i>! You're so ravin'! <i>Hitler</i> was fairer than you! I <i>hate</i> you! *stomp* *sulk*' sense. (Although it does also mean insane. A lot of it's in the inflection.)

Re: I'll provide a glossary if you will...

mpoetess

2002-08-16 11:07 am (UTC) (Link)

We also used to hit each other when my grandmother came over, since her name is Minnie.


I'm sensing that you used to hit each other while playing the "Hey, she's breathing again!" game, too...

stakebait

2002-08-16 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)

stakebait to poke me with pointy sticks when I assume that silence=people-hate-me (even though that's not quite what I was assuming, I heart them anyway).

I heart you too. And I'm *not* asking what you meant again, because that way lies analogies. :)

Besides, I'm too busy capering about hugging my new favorite word, perdiddle. Inner Spike prefers sodbox, but then, he would.

Mer

mpoetess

2002-08-16 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Inner Spike is a sodbox. At least mine is.

Except for the human Spike, who can't decide what the fuck he is, and doesn't seem to want to let me write him until he does. Meh. At least I got him to stop hugging Dawn.

edited because there is a difference between last and least, though in this case, both are accurate.

stakebait

2002-08-16 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Heh. Yeah. Mine too.

At least I got him to stop hugging Dawn.

Awh!

Mer

Anonymous

2002-08-16 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

um. *is feeling quite silly* this milamber you speak of wouldnt be called Calin.. or Michael or something like that would he?

Caeru


mpoetess

2002-08-16 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

:) No, he'd be called Jamie. Just another Feist fan who learned too late how many there are out there in netland!