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Subject:There should be some sort of trade. Anyone in Sydney relocating?
Time:09:36 pm
Current Mood:hopefulhopeful
~Lennie~

In recent news, my partner in journal has totally disregarded my convenience and got herself a job in Sydney. Since she currently lives here in Brisbane, this would be a bit of a problematic commute - so she's moving. I am bereft. Particularly since this means she'll stop paying rent.

However, I'm hoping that julad, i_naiad and I can find someone much cooler than her to move in with us and our two cats. So, are any of you wonderful people looking for somewhere to live, or do you know somebody else who is? It's a big house in a nice area that comes with Foxtel, wireless ADSL2+ and more books and dvds than you can poke a stick at.

If you're interested, pictures of the cats can be found in this post from i_naiad.
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Current Music:Kev's victory speech
Current Location:a happy place
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Subject:KEVIN 07
Time:10:09 pm
Current Mood:jubilantjubilant
~Lennie~

WE CAN HAZ NEW GOVERNMENT NAO!!

After all of us being so afraid to hope, this is a great day. It's like a giant weight of shame and fear has been lifted.

The hooting, mocking and general schadenfreude of John Howard most likely losing Bennelong has been fun too.
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Subject:Pictures
Time:08:12 pm
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful
~Eddie~
I know this is about 6 months after I offered, but still...

Oh the excitement!Collapse )
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Subject:Stuff I sez.
Time:03:02 pm
~Eddie~
Hello my darlings. I have nothing of great import to write about (oh, I totally took photos, but then life when BOOM!!!!!!!!! and you'd think I'd know after *calculates* 12 semesters of university about this whole end of semester thing, wouldn't you? But no) but I'm here anyway!!

At least partially to say, is there anyone out there from Auckland and it's surrounds because I will be there in July, on 13-19 to be exact, although I will be enconferencing for 15-18 and leaving at You Gotta Be Bloody Kidding Me AM on 19. Still!

Dinner? Drinks? Bitching?
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Subject:Procrastination-cakes.
Time:02:05 pm
Current Mood:apatheticapathetic
~Lennie~

So instead of doing my overdue essay, I'm discussing Supernatural. In other news, sky blue and pope catholic.

So about those semi-spoilers everyone - including me, it seems - has their knickers in a bunch over...Collapse )
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Subject:Blog like it's Thursday.
Time:11:59 am
Current Mood:soresore
~Lennie~

Pleased to report that the only thing gnawing on my head is Mayhem, and he's just trying to kill my hair. However, he seems to be distracted by watching the type move across the screen. Less amused by editing. Sorry, bubby, it's assignment time. Not only will there be editing, there will be referencing!

I'm not at work because was having a shitty morning and have an essay to write so I texted in saying my back was stuffed up again. Most ironical, my back really is stuffed up.

Must go, cat attempting to eat cursor and keeps pressing function keys. Difficulty locating post button now as browser is all monged by said pressing.
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Subject:Piccies!
Time:02:13 pm
Current Mood:sillysilly
~Eddie~

So. I know you guys are all just immensely curious about Fangirl Towers (or, y'know, Casa Del Bitch Trolls) and this is your opportunity. Name... some number, probably between one and ten, of things you'd like to see in the house.

I might even get around to putting them up.
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Subject:Mm, Rex Manning.
Time:01:42 pm
Current Mood:excitedRMD!
~Lennie~

So, Rex Manning day was the first time in three days I'd been home for more time than it takes to sleep and shower. There was couch, there was wine, there was Supernatural. The world was a better place. A bit of an OMG stressful place because it was the finale, but still better.

And I don't have any long, insightful discussion to make. Mostly I'd just list all the things that made me go !!!!!, but they're the same as everyone else's and you all watched it so you know. (Or you don't watch SPN because you're a fucking heathen, so you don't care anyway.) So I'm just going to comment on the one thing which was extra-specially just for me.

Spoiler for SPN 2x22Collapse )
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Subject:Nostalgia
Time:02:36 pm
Current Mood:geekyI want to wear glasses
~Eddie~

So I was looking at our old posts and a) we posted a lot "" and b) we were mad like hatters and c) we were funny and d) I can't believe people read that madness.

However, I am all sad now because I can't find my post where I decided I was going to be internet famous by cheating and get everyone to namedrop me so that people thought I was cool.

This makes me sad.

Also, I realise how often Len and I would get together and drink and post (drinking and posting is now illegal, did you know? You get a fine and a friend beats you with a really big stick) or the dreams and random stuff. It's very odd, and I'm not sure what changed. It may be partially living together, which leads to us, y'know, going and talking to each other about the crazy instead of posting it in a desperate and bizarre attempt to out do each other. Also we hardly ever headbutt people in the street anymore. Those were the days. How I miss them.

It's not like I don't have random fandom thoughts any more. (For instance, on the weekend I mainlined the entirety of Jake 2.0 and the love, yo. The LOVE. Also, Diane Hughes has a very small mouth.) It just doesn't seem to happen on LJ. Maybe it should. Maybe I can rile Len Mr Small Nimoy into posting more rants. I like a good rant. It is election year, and fandom is still dumb. Not all of it, just enough to piss us off and get our ranting going.
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Subject:This is why we can't have nice things.
Time:10:44 pm
Current Mood:crankycranky
~Lennie~

Just in case you think that my other commitments that keep me from LJ have let me escape the current con drama, it hasn't. I have had Miss N emailing me updates while I'm at work. Just when I think I've been around so long that nothing shocks me, people go and do the same old shit all over again and I'm left shouting "DIDN'T WE ALREADY HAVE THIS FUCKING CONVERSATION?!"

Also, I'm a drama llama and I can't say no.

This is why people think that we're crazy, you know? We're not mocked because People Are Afraid Of Things That Are Different and we are the most specialest little unique snowflakes and they just don't understand. It's because the fandom people that make the most noise and attract the most attention are complete lunatics who think that physically assaulting people is okay. Fans are why fans can't have nice things.

But it's not actually about fandom. It's about appropriate social behaviour.

Cons are great for fans, because we get to go and let it all hang out and talk about this stuff with people who are going to go 'Oh-em-gee, me too!' But that's not why Jensen goes. He is employed by the CW to help make the show that they sell to us. He is there to promote it and be nice and pretty and interesting and make us all even more keen to watch him in said show (and anything else he does). Fan loyalty is hugely important for a show to maintain (particularly genre shows), everyone knows it, and nobody likes actors who are dickheads. Jensen at cons is there as an actor representing himself professionally as well as his current and continuing employer. Whether he sees it as a great perk or not, that's what he's doing.

Ask him questions, please. Ask him what he likes and doesn't like about his character, how much fun the PAs had with Hollywood Babylon, how he gets along with Jared, what urban legend they haven't done that he's hanging out for, all that crap. Because that's all related to him doing his job on the show and he can answer that as a professional.

Fanfic, wincest? That's not part of his job. That's us, all by ourselves with the fantasy. And if we ask him about fanfic, it puts him on the spot and in a very awkward position. He can't be rude, because we're fans and he's there to make everyone like him and his show. But he also can't sanction what is a blatant violation of the copyright of his employer. This had been said over and over in so many fandoms by so many people that everyone should know it by now and there is just no fucking excuse for not getting it.

Fanfic is a copyright violation. That doesn't make not awesome, but it does add certain complications.

Whether or not they talk about it over script readings or Kim Manners sits on estrella30's LJ hitting refresh over and over again waiting for the next instalment of tasty, tasty porn is not the point. He can't ADMIT to doing that or be seen to encourage it. None of big names associated with the show can. Kim's assistant probably can, but only because they have no power, nobody would care and they're way easier to fire.

There is no good answer to that question than Jensen can make, and he's a smart boy so I'm sure he knows that. And WE should certainly all know that, which is what makes it rude to ask. (And if you just want to see him make the OMGWTF face, um, he is an actor. How about we just try offering him ten bucks next time?) It's not that fanfiction is shameful or secret. It's just rude to make it difficult for someone else to do their job to make yourself feel good. If Jensen was a waiter we wouldn't be having this problem, because everyone would get it.

I've done some shitty jobs in my time. There are things in my current job that are not ideal. The big one at the moment is other people being insane and refusing to comprehend just how much harder they make my job every time they do something idiotic. I've even worked in call centres. And let me tell you, trying to do your job and be polite and friendly when you're pretty sure that the person that you're talking to is manipulating you for their own gratification? It sucks. There is nothing quite like having some guy keep asking you to explain simple things while he pants in your ear. And unless you're CERTAIN he's having a wank, you can't hang up on him. (Consumer finance and people who had outstanding debts with the state government, in case you were wondering. I know. Sexy stuff.)

But I could hang up. Whether Jensen thinks someone's using his discomfort as part of their personal spank bank or they're just that stupid, he can't just shut them down without compromising the job he's there to do. And backing someone into a corner like that when they're just trying to do their fucking job so you can feel all big and special? Is. Shitty. Whether or not they're upset or they just roll their eyes and move on, no matter who and no matter what the circumstances. It's crappy. Don't do it.

I'm not ashamed of my fandom. I LOVE my fandom. I'm embarrassed to be associated with people who have no understanding of acceptable behaviour.



PS: Don't get me started on the Wincest thing. I do have a statement prepared, should it be required.
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