August 11th, 2005

tell me a story [lizzieb]

still fannish [I really should be catching up on e-mail and actual substance.]

I was underwhelmed by the No Limits return-from-hiatus episode and finally started reading the AtPo Angel Season 6.  Their choice to do it in Shooting Script format rather than prose is neat, and i am a big fan of the use of Previously On.  ("Charley," though?  And "Grr Arg" should have an "h," no?)  No Limits won me from the get-go, though it's had patches where i wasn't terribly into it, but the AtPo series grows on me as the episodes go along.

And then of course i had to start reading orlon_window -- masqthephlsphr's post-NFA Connor virtual series.  (Start here and just keep clicking the green Next Entry buttons.)

I've been meaning to read the non-NL series for a while, but i definitely also felt guilty about having absconded from Whedonverse fandom for other pastures.  (I'm not used to being a fandom slut; bite me.)

Whedonverse feels like coming home to me, though -- in a good way.  I'm kinda tempted to use the metaphor "family" -- which, admittedly, could be kinda squicky given all the hotsexfic i seek out and create in that fandom, and look at me stopping with the metaphoring.

I used "Tender is the touch of someone that you love too much" as the tagline for my Osiris Serenity River/Simon 6-drabble series, but listening to the song tonight, it is so Simon/River.
Tender is the night
Lying by your side
Tender is the touch
Of someone that you love too much
Tender is the day
The demons go away
Lord I need to find
Someone who can heal my mind

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Oh, and speaking of Firefly and songs, pseudosimilar's Firefly vid to Salt'n'Pepa's "Whatta Man" is great.

I wanna visit Alaska so i can write Rogue fic.  I have a date with New Orleans this year, though, and that should be good for some fic.
dead (sexy)

When i say "girlcrush"?  I tend to mean it sexually.

"Women my age are more likely to say 'I adore' or 'I value' my women friends,' not girl crush," she said.

I feel like that's not necessarily because of residual worries about homo-whateverness but rather because it's bloody well more accurate -- plus it feels less like teenager language.

Using "crush" for anything non-sexual worries me.  Insert lengthy discussion of sexualization-on-LJ here.  (I'm all about intentionality, consistency, and honesty.  You can *hug* and *cuddle* me, and you can lust after my squishy brain, and depending on who you are *smooches* might be interpreted appropriately nonsexually, but if you're gonna *grope* you better mean it.  There's also the fact that i have enough difficulty reading signals in meatspace; stripped of so many additional clues in textual format i'm really gonna be grasping for honesty.)

Edit: Since it was an article from today's edition, i thought even the non-registered could read it. Am posting the full article under cut here:
The New York Times
August 11, 2005
She's So Cool, So Smart, So Beautiful: Must Be a Girl Crush
By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM

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