I reread Good Omens (mostly aloud) on the drive home from Maryland and was struck by how much i wasn’t interested in slashing Crowley and Aziraphale. Though stuff like “Saturnalia” that deals with them interacting with each other is cool. I rather suspect they’ll end up on the growing list of fanon pairings that i get sold on in well-written fic but then when i revisit the source text i think “No way.”
I also need to reread Sandman series (and American Gods). (P.S. Neil Gaiman’s love for G. K. Chesterton makes me sad, because Chesterton drives me up a wall.) Of course, on diadeloro’s suggestion, i’ve started Sharon Shinn’s Samaria books, which is a whole lot of pages. Plus my copy of The Historian arrived at the library.
My brother was griping about current movies and i lent him my Firefly DVDs so he could watch Serenity when it comes out. He skipped the “Serenity” pilot because he wasn’t sure he wanted to stay up for more than one episode, so his introduction to the series was “The Train Job.” He next watched “Bushwhacked” and in talking to him later, he says he thought that was a better intro to the series (than “Train Job” -- he still hasn’t seen “Serenity” to my knowledge) which i thought was interesting, and makes me curious to rewatch those episodes. (Though i already have suspicions based on my knowledge of my brother and my recollections of the episodes in question.)
While in Maryland i caught a couple episodes of Are You Being Served?, which i hadn’t seen since i was about ten. Emma was so right about John Inman though i so didn’t see it as a child, and i do still so enjoy the show. I also saw my first ever episode of Waiting for God. Heart Diana (to no one’s surprise).
I was reading some old Playboys, and one of them had a vote for the Playmate of the Year thing, so they had pictures of all 12 or whatever on one page, all in about the same pose, and i was struck by how nearly identical they looked (the boobs being the really eerie part). The following pages with larger pictures showed that they weren’t all Caucasian, but they were close. It made me wanna write porn -- the erotic chemistry, not so much the explicit sex -- ‘cause Playboy is just so unerotic.
One issue had an article on sex in movies. mmmdirtybadwrong. Highlights: the threesome scene in Wild Things was recommended, i learned that there’s an unrated version of Eurotrip with excessive nudity, and Murderous Maids made me think of certain friends of mine.
I read an interview with Dustin Hoffman in which he says he and Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboys played their characters’ relationship gay. (I really should watch that movie, huh?) Ditto Hook and Smee in Hook.
From the June 27, 2005, Sports Illustrated Score Card (“Ivy Leagues” by L. Jon Wertheim, 20-21):
As Gene Wojciechowski, author of Cubs Nation recently put it, “Cubs and Red Sox fans share fatalism, but Cubs fans’ fatalism has always been wrapped in cotton balls, still soft, a little bunny. Sox fans’ fatalism was wrapped in razor wire.”