*waves to new f-list people* Welcome guys! Nice to meet you all… hopefully we’ll have some great chats via LJ in the future. I’ll toss a new intro post up later this morning once I have some coffee… I don’t think I’ve updated the thing for about three years anyway.
Thoughts on the holidays will probably be a project this afternoon. I have a bunch of things on my mind, but I’m not yet awake enough for them.
I’m at work this morning – it’s dead quiet here, both at our office and in downtown Boston in general. Sometimes I wonder why companies are open at all during this mini-week between Christmas and New Years. Only half of the people go to work – and let’s be honest, it’s because they have to. It’s bitter cold outside, there’s really not a lot of work to do (when the “I’ll make myself look busy” plans clear through on the first day of four, there’s a problem)… ugh, I’m just… bored.
If I weren’t weirded out by the idea, I’d scribble fanfic at my desk. Maybe I’ll pull a notebook and do that longhand. I dunno.
But two more days of it… *groan*
I started skimming my friends list this morning, and I’m wondering what’s up. Out of the first 20 friends posts? Eight were “I’m doing a friends cut” thing. Instinctively, I replied to a couple, and got a nasty feeling in my stomach. I decided not to read anymore at that point. Rather than deal wtih what essentially are roll call posts, I think I’ll just state this: If you decide to cut me from your flist, yes, I’ll be a bit bummed about it. But it’s your journal and your decision regarding who you want to read. I’m not going to grovel to stay on someone’s friends list, though.
Some quick non-spoilery thoughts on the recent Doctor Who episode…
I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. I did laugh at times. I gasped a couple times. But mostly I just feel “meh” about it. I felt the pacing was odd. I felt like there’s a lot of stuff thrown into the story that as of now makes no sense. BUT… it’s the first of a two-parter, and there’s lots of extra time in the second part of this thing, so hopefully it all comes together. So mostly I’m just reserving judgment until I see the conclusion of it this weekend.
Can I say, though – that BBC-A is awesome? Not only are they airing them the day after they broadcast in the UK, but they’re airing the episodes uncut on the first broadcast and just expanding the air time to fit our stupid American commercial blocks.
Even better? Erich and I now have BBC-A in HD. Which is glorious.
I seriously hope this quick turnaround continues with the new episodes for series 5.
And oh my god… a project at work. I’m shocked and stunned.
So, to help me once I’m bored again… toss me some fic prompts and I’ll tinker with them. I’m open to Doctor Who, Torchwood, X-Files… hell, I might even attempt some West Wing or Star Trek (TNG or DS9). Maybe I’ll have some drabbles or fic later this week, if you don’t mind unbetaed drafts.