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Friday, February 13th, 2004

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12:37a
"I wish I had a river I could skate away on..."
Rec Council showed Love Actually tonight. Yay free movies. (Though they need to stop putting 7:30 talks in the same room, as they always run over.)

scattered thoughts about the movie, in approximate order of appearanceCollapse )

Current Mood: should be working, or sleeping
10:24a
Clearly i run my office.

Thursdays are my longest days, so i didn't get on my computer until after dinner. E-mail from my boss from around 3. They can't find the Brown Foundation file. Ann had told me there was a certain way that had to be filed, so when i picked it up on Wednesday i remembered that. So when i got the e-mail i had a distinct memory of filing it. So my guess was that someone had taken out the file, but i e-mailed back and said i would come by after my morning class. Sure enough, it was exactly where i had filed it (some of the contents of the file were obscuring the label). I asked if i got a bonus for that. Alicia said i got another donut. (Ann Musser just announced that she's pregnant, so she brought in donuts for everyone.)
1:45p
*fidgets* Grr. The more stuff i have that i want to do, the less i'm able to focus on what i need to do at the moment, even if i actually like what i'm currently working on, so right now i'm literally fidgeting at my computer. Grr.
3:56p
editorial #8
Not the article i would have written if i had just been told "same-sex marriage," but the prompt was: "Massachusetts now giving gay couples the right to marry; the first u.s. state to do this; will this become an issue for Dem's wanting the nomination?" so i tried to work with that.

The Sophian
February 12, 2004

Opinion/Editorial (page 8)

Presidential candidates waffle on Mass same-sex marriage ruling [Not my title, but i don't have any serious issue with it.]
Elizabeth Sweeny

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10:02p
(Yes i am aware that it is Friday the 13th.)
http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271|86346|1|,00.html

I heard via sigrun first and had a stomach-drop moment. I couldn't find confirmation in a quick search, so i figured i'd wait it out. And after the initial stomach drop, i felt better. This season hasn't been the strongest ever, but i have faith in their ability to pull off a solid second half. (And certainly i wouldn't want them to keep making episodes when they'd run out of real stories to tell. Though if there could be a few more seasons of Firefly...) Now there has been an explosion of linkage to zap2it on my f'page, so the reality is sinking in. This will be the end of the canon for the Whedonverse. There was much mourning at BtVS' finale, but we all knew we had another show to contine, so it wasn't like the universe was really over. This is the only fandom i have ever done, and i do it hardcore. I'll still be fic-involved for ages, but this means my senior year i won't be scheduling my life around any shows, won't be spending time obsessing about the latest episode when i need to be doing homework. There'll still be essays written about the show and all, but no new canon. Huh. End of an era.
A statement from The WB:
For the last seven years Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have been cornerstones of our network. The sum total of the work done on those shows has produced some of the proudest moments in our history. Like some of the great series that are leaving the air this year, including Frasier and Friends, the cast, crew, writers and producers of Angel deserve to be able to wrap up the series in a way befitting a classic television series and that is why we went to Joss to let him know that this would be the last year of the series on The WB. We have discussed continuing the Angel legacy with special movie events next year, which is still on the table. In a perfect world, all of these details would be completed before this information went to the press so that we could be definitive about the show's ongoing future. But in any case, we did not want to contemplate this being the last year of Angel without giving the show the option of crafting their own destiny for this character and for this series. David Boreanaz continues to be one of the finest, classiest and friendliest actors we have had the pleasure to work with and we hope that the relationship furthers from here. The same can be said for all the actors and producers on the show.
10:46p
When I watch an ME show, death stops being just "the end" and starts becoming "a turn in the road", which is at times scary or fascinating or uplifting -- sometimes all three.
-scrollgirl

I pulled up WinAmp (because of this) and the first song to come on (I have my playlist on random.) was Counting Crows "Anna Begins": I'm not going to bend, and I'm not going to break and I'm not going to worry about it anymore. But then I start to think about the consequences ... I am not worried; I've done this sort of thing before ... She's talking in her sleep, it's keeping me awake and Anna begins to toss and turn, and every word is nonsense but I understand and Oh lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing...

I think part of what is getting me mournful is everyone posting stuff like "Is that it? Am I done?" [reference: the Doyle video] and it's like, Hello, pre-emptive mourning much? I mean, we've got a whole half a season left, and it seems safe to say that Joss will be writing a satisfying (well as much as anything Joss ever is) ending.

And i don't know. I'm still kinda processing, and end of an era and all that. But part of me is already moving on (in large part because there are so many things i'm working on). So yeah.
11:46p
Huh. There's another 15 minutes to go in my time zone, but my Google toolbar is all hearted up. Interestingly, the official site isn't decorated yet.

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