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Summer vacation has commenced in Chez Kati-and-family. The kids are enjoying their freedom and looking forward to doing as many outdoor activities as humanely possible before school starts up again.

Um. Yeah.

Pls send help.

Beer and chocolate is preferred. Smallville and/or Tom happenings are also good 'care package' ideas.

I've also finished watching Obscura in the Great Rewatch project, but the English class I'm taking this summer is kinda killing my ability to meta at the moment. Hopefully I can write up something once S1 is over.
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I've only seen it once, and this is a 'by the seat of my pants' reaction, so if I missed things or got something wrong, it's okay to let me know. It's just that I have to get what I'm thinking down on paper somewhere so I don't continue to stew.

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson )

Oh Fandom

Oct. 23rd, 2009 12:57 pm
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I cannot believe the cojones of some people. Yesterday, several of the publicity people at WB/CW were tweeted by a small group of so-called fans in an effort to get a spoiler source fired. [livejournal.com profile] duskwillow has a good run up here, and I agree with pretty much everything she said. I've been debating speaking up all morning, because I do have Chlark and Chlois friends, but what was done yesterday is so unbelievable I don't feel right not saying something about it. So here goes:

Trying to get a real person fired from their real life job over a fictional television show based on a comic book whose romantic end game has been known for seventy years is one of the stupidest, most vicious stunts I have ever seen in my life. I've seen better behavior from elementary school students, and they don't have years upon years of societal training to know that's a crappy thing to do.

Did your parents not teach you right from wrong? Seriously? Everyone has a right to their own opinion, I absolutely believe it. You can hate Chloe, or Lois, or Tess or whoever all you want, and write lots of sub-par fan fiction around whatever pairing you prefer, but the minute your opinion infringes on someone else's life? That's what that thing we like to call common sense is supposed to kick you in the butt and say, "Hey, wait a minute. Is this a really good idea?"

In conclusion: Your mama did not raise you right if you think that getting someone fired over a tv show because the plot isn't going your way is a productive use of your time.

And to make things clear for my flist - here is where I stand on Smallville shipping in general.

Ship: Clark/Lois, Clark/Dinah, Oliver/Dinah, Oliver/Lois, Lois/Tess, and Chloe/George.

Don't ship: Clark/Chloe, Clark/Lex (just can't make myself slash them, sry), or Chloe/Oliver.

But I don't mind discussing the show, or ships in general, with people who actually watch it and want intelligent debate. If you come here looking for trouble, I have no problem telling you to go find another playground.

So lets all try to be polite and stop making the entire fandom look like loons.
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Because I keep forgetting to do this, and the news out of Chitown today makes me nervous for my beloved Cubbies.

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs, whose 101-year title drought is the longest in American sport, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday in a move to help the Major League Baseball team's ownership change. full story here

I don't know if this means they're taking the team away from Wrigley, or what, but I'm gonna be on pins and needles until the new owners reveal their plans (Stay at WRIGLEY, people. Just sacrifice a damn goat or something).

The kittens left on Saturday and I miss the one nicknamed Lois. She was so lovely and loving.

And speaking of Lois, I am psyched over the new season of Smallville so far, even though there was less Clark than usual in the first two eps, like I've seen mentioned on other journals. But he's so Supermanly these days, I'm quietly squeeing like the crazy DC fangirl I am.

In regards to the other cast, Lois is awesome, and I think she's supposed to be going overboard on the Blur worship because she doesn't have another outlet for how she feels about Clark.

Oliver continues to head towards rock bottom. He's not quite there yet, because I think he's still in denial about his actions at the end of last season (and still waiting for a real apology to Big Blue there, Arrow. If not, I hope Dinah kicks your ass) and since Clark is running circles around him in regards to being a hero and a stand-up guy, I can wank his behavior as jealous. Especially around Lois, who isn't "busting his chops" anymore in a girlfriend capacity.

Chloe ... she's winning me back just a little, due to her interaction with Emil, who is kind enough to bring up problems he sees with some of her behavior. And I think they'd almost make a cute couple.

Zod! Callum makes me love Zod more and more every time he's on screen. I can't wait for his first encounter with Clark. And Tess rocked her scenes. As a long time Highlander, I can never get enough of swordplay, especially when sexy women wield them.
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But in a good way! The new trailer for SV is linked below, under the cut. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kikibug13 for pointing it out.

Spoilers for S9 this way )

Ahem.
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I'm currently trying to debate (over on TWoP) the released photos of the deleted Chlark scene in "Injustice" , where Clark finds Chloe in the bathtub, turns off the water, and wraps a towel around her.

On the surface, it's obviously something a friend would do. Or, really, anyone who cared about people. Chloe seems to be displaying worrying behavior, even if it actually isn't her, and as her BFF, Clark should do something about it. Apparently from a Chlark-shipping perspective, it is the most romantic thing evah, and everything about it is tinged with UST, which admittedly I don't see. Basically, what I understand Chlarkers are saying is that Clark is only doing this because he's secretly in love with Chloe.

Am I understanding that right? Clark only does Supermanly or caring stuff because he's secretly in love with whoever he's helping? Because that can apply to every single person he's saved, or been a friend to on this show. Or the entire world, in general.

Fandom, I love you. Really. But please stop making my head hurt.
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Okay, so this broke this morning and I've been squeeing ever since:

Tom is going to appear at Comic Con on Sunday.

and then [livejournal.com profile] cloiser_trish just broke THIS:

Series star and co-executive producer Tom Welling will make his first-ever appearance at the world’s greatest pop culture convention...

http://thewb.com/blog/blog/tom-welling-of-smallville-attends-comic-con-for-the-first-time/#more-3979

FINALLY. I can't stop capslocking or making loud verbal whoops. My kids think I'm insane now but whatever.

Anyone on my flist at CC this weekend needs to take lots and lots of pictures if they get into the SV panel.

GO TOM. GO CLARK.
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TWoP is giving me ulcers right now with their Lois bashing, so I wandered over to Ksite and found this little gem. Don't have much to say beyond it, really, except WORD to the work that went into it. And that I agree with it all. Chloe is Chloe and Lois is Lois.

Here
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So. Um. Tonight's SV episode.

spoilers under the cut )
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*sadfaces like crazy.*

Ole Blue Eyes is gone. I can't believe it. Butch can't die. I buy his salad dressing and support his charities.

Think today is going to be fairly somber for me.

RIP, Paul.
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A year ago today my grandfather died. He was the grandparent I was closest to, we shared the same birthday, he was crazy about duct tape and saving money and I miss him like crazy.

So if I concentrate on just a few threads over the next few days, I'm sorry but those are the headvoices easiest for me. If I haven't tagged in general by Wednesday or Thursday, go ahead and poke me in here and I'll try and get my butt in gear.


Sorry.
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There is a condolence book over on the Highlander Worldwide website here. Everyone who liked/loved/obsessed over the shows/movies is encouraged to sign it.

Kati
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Tuesday. October 17th. 2006.

Freedom took a very bit hit yesterday when Bush signed the Commissions Act of 2006. I forced myself to read through it and, from what I understand, Bush can now level 'enemy combatant' charges against anyone opposed to his regime - domestic or elsewhere. They can arrest you and put you before a tribunal of their choosing without ever having to show you that pesky "proof".

So does this mean that you have to stay on Bush's good side now in order to avoid being black-bagged(yes a reference from Moore V for Vendetta comic)? Wasn't the Bill of Rights and seperation of powers framed by our Founding Fathers supposed to prevent this from happening?

Of course it was.

But it is the duty of every American to keep an eye on their own goverment. To walk hand in hand with a vigilant press, which is largely absent thanks to a small group of very rich people owning most of the broadcast networks and newspapers nowadays.

Can anyone say Monopoly? Didn't they break up Bell Communications for a similar reason? I could be wrong, of course, and I always welcome comments. Ok, usually welcome comments. Sometimes my snark gets the best of me.

I think I'm going to go mourn a while longer. Peace.

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. Thomas Jefferson
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When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

(Pastor Martin Niemöller)

All I can think about as I watch the NSA wire-tappings and the efforts of Congress to pigeonhole immigrants , mostly of the illegal variety, into a nearly sub-human status. There is every indication that the economy may crumble, and who will BushCo blame?

We're almost a fascist country and the line inches closer every day. Come on. Liberals! Wake up and save the country for our children, the poor and downtrodden.

Please.

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