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* Still not feeling quite settled. Into my head, into my space, into whatever it is that this summer, this year, is supposed to be. It's cold here. Rainy and overcast. We're reluctant to have woodstove fires because....it's late spring? We do have a kerosene heater but we're out of kerosene and we should probably pick up a few gallons but so far we haven't. I'm very reptilian-like in my cold-bloodedness....so I'm a bit frozen.

* I'm going to try baking Kindred's Milk Bread today! Yum, right?

* I should have known that I wouldn't be able to stop with just one season of The Vampire Diaries. HUGE HELPINGS OF COMFORT FOOD. That's what it is. I had forgotten my deep and abiding love for it. Especially the first handful of seasons. When most everyone was still ALIVE and the drama was so much about relationship and family and learning what love is. Ah, well. Long-running serialized tv is hard, can't hold it against anyone if the show began to jump the shark after about four seasons. I will say, though, that Plec and co. are so superior to Whedon. I don't think Buffy the Vampire Slayer is psychologically fulfilling. I would also say that True Blood is probably the superior vampire serialized drama...but it isn't as sweetly romantic and full of all kinds of longings for simpler things as TVD. I really have been wanting to rewatch tv with the flist...try to recapture some of the fandom fun and hijinks of olde...TWD would be a great rewatch. It has been fascinating to me to remember how hardcore a Stefan fangrrl I was back in the day. The music on this show is pretty darned flawless, too.

* I'm going to make a separate post for a new writerly attempt I've decided to make. Maybe this afternoon or tomorrow.

* The Viking has vetoed American Gods. And that makes me sad. I'm debating continuing without him but it is costing me a monthly subscription. I mean, I get it. I see what the issue is...but I want it to work and CRISPIN GLOVER. That is all.


Perfect male animal is, well, perfect.

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spotzle
Jun. 1st, 2017 09:58 pm (UTC)
New writerly attempt! Yes!

(have published *cough**cough* another short story this week and I've started a more traditional novel as well. Very excited for it. I hope I don't lose steam on it)
bleodswean
Jun. 2nd, 2017 01:17 am (UTC)
*winks* I'm trying it out! We shall see! Thanks for ALL the advice and tips!

And yay for YOU writing!!
spotzle
Jun. 2nd, 2017 02:28 am (UTC)
*backflips* YAY!! I'm go glad you're jumping into the cesspool with me!

(I'm actually excited for this story! How nice!)
aleahkate_4ever
Jun. 1st, 2017 11:35 pm (UTC)
Rats. I was watching your American Gods post until my data hit the cap. :(

Oh I love The Vampire Diaries! I just started watching it a few years ago when I stumbled on it on Netflix and yeah I see what you mean. After awhile I have to admit it did get reduntant. I am glad at some point they got rid of Elena as the main character. I still can't tell if I am Team Stefan or Damon. :) Its' spinoff The Originals is beautifullly written as well.
bleodswean
Jun. 2nd, 2017 01:19 am (UTC)
I need to make a decision about staying with AG or abandoning it. :(

Vampire Diaries! And yes, I loved The Originals! I think these are two quality shows for what they essentially are at heart - a young adult novel. The actors and writing and cinematography lift them into something higher.
murielle
Jun. 2nd, 2017 12:50 am (UTC)
New writing from you! Where do I sign up? Hugs
bleodswean
Jun. 2nd, 2017 01:19 am (UTC)
I will post about it tomorrow, M! Not new writing but doing something with the old so that I can get some closure and THEN do some new writing.
murielle
Jun. 2nd, 2017 01:40 am (UTC)
Any writing from you is a wonderful thing. :-)

Can you believe I made it through this week? I thought I was a goner for sure. Colour me relieved.
elenbarathi
Jun. 2nd, 2017 02:06 am (UTC)
Crispin Glover, really? I guess I'll never not see him as Willard - though he was great as Grendel in Beowulf too.

It doesn't sound like American Gods is sticking too closely to the book. I guess that was to be expected, but still, too bad.

It's rainy and overcast here too. *sigh* So absurd to be wearing boots with wool knee-socks and a parka over a hoodie IN JUNE DAMMIT! but that's what I was wearing today, with Hotties in me pockets.

*hugs* Stay warm, dearheart; Summer IS coming!
bleodswean
Jun. 3rd, 2017 02:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, I loved him so much as Willard, too! I just adore his voice and that nose!

AG isn't working, in my estimation. I blame a lot of things...but the original material could have been stronger, as well. It is VERY pretty, though!

We get these chilled wet summers once about every decade and we've been overdue...so I'm not REALLY complaining...but I am cold. Summer will arrive....just hard to keep the summertime engine idling while we wait. ;)
ellensmithee
Jun. 2nd, 2017 06:57 am (UTC)
I really miss the first few seasons of TVD before it crashed and burned for me. I'm still looking for a new fandom to replace it.
bleodswean
Jun. 3rd, 2017 02:22 pm (UTC)
We had FUN, dearest! We really did! The dark fic, the poly fic, the meta. I miss it terribly.

I've replaced it endlessly...but it's not the same because fandom is not the same.
ellensmithee
Jun. 3rd, 2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's pretty much the problem in a nutshell. I can't figure out how all these teens on tumblr have managed to take over and dominate the discourse, while trying to tell adults how to write about relationships when they don't even have experience in that area. Where have all the adults gone? Have they just given up?
bleodswean
Jun. 3rd, 2017 02:43 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY!!!!!

*cries*

I am so beyond frustrated by this and so sick and tired of my whinging...but honest to all the gods...I MISS FANDOM OF OLDE and I want to return to it. I want it back. All of it, even the snark and the bitches and the opinions and the 'ships. ALL OF IT. Where are the freakin' adults? Where is the discourse? The encouragement to rise and rise and bring others with on that ascent?

It's all so sad, really.
swirlsofblue
Jun. 2nd, 2017 04:55 pm (UTC)
*Hugs*

Despite being hard-core into Whedon and also hard-core obsessed with TVD, I have to agree that True Blood is the superior vampire shows. I suppose each of them brings different things to the board though.

I was less enamoured with the Laura episode of American Gods. (I haven't seen the most recent one yet). For me her characterisation and actions didn't match up. I don't find the idea that she would have married Shadow believable in the slightest and it's even harder to imagine her staying in that town, in that job. Is there something that I'm missing?
bleodswean
Jun. 3rd, 2017 02:24 pm (UTC)
You and I met through TWD and TO, so the fandom will always have a huge soft spot for me because of friendship!

I was never a Whedon fan...and now I simply despise him. But yes, True Blood. A perfect example of someone improving on original material...which is something that is NOT happening with American Gods. Laura was the weakest link in the novel...so it's not surprising that she's a hot mess on the show. Sigh.
swirlsofblue
Jun. 3rd, 2017 02:44 pm (UTC)
Aww, that's so sweet, thank you. For me too, I especially recall with fondness that TO ficathon where we first spoke :).

Ugh, at least it's not just me with the Laura thing. It just feels like they could throw away all the Laura stuff and the show would be better for it.
eurasianlaura
Jun. 3rd, 2017 04:17 pm (UTC)
it is.
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