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25 October 2012 @ 10:22 pm
Three Completely Random Non-Related Things.  
It was 77 degrees outside today. And sunny and beautiful. I had the house all opened up and I could smell the leaves. The whole yard is full of them. Even though it was warmer than it usually is this time of year, it still felt like fall. It just smelled so good and it was kind of awesome.

Anyways, after spending the last month or so convincing everyone and their brother to watch American Horror Story, I have to give it up, at least for this season.

I have had health issues my whole life, including all through my childhood. I've had a lot of scary medical things done and as a kid, I had no say in any of them. I'll spare you (and myself) the details, but needless to say there are some things I can't watch. I saw E.T. once when I was about seven. That scene where the military has Eliot and ET all hooked up to the medical equipment to see if they can find out what causes them to be linked? And Eliot is yelling, "You're killing him!" and no one is listening to him? Caused me to have screaming nightmares for weeks and I've never watched ET since. There is a scene in District 9 where they strap someone to a chair and are experimenting on his alien hand and he is yelling, "What are you doing to me?" and they just keep doing stuff to him. My sister reached over and covered my head with her arm and asked if I wanted to leave the theater. But it was only one scene, so I just hid under her arm until it was over because I was really enjoying the movie and I didn't want to leave.

But American Horror Story: Asylum is clearly going to have multiple scenes every week where people are strapped down to tables and experimented on by the crazy doctor. I know my triggers and so I am giving AHS up for the season. I am bummed though because Zachary Quinto is top billed this year, not to mention a whole slew of other people I love, including Clea Duvall (who I have crushed on for years). In the meantime, I may rewatch S1, because it was just so fucking good. AHS was my favorite new show of last year by far.

In fandom news, the het_reccers poll is in its final round. Scully/Mulder vs Natasha/Clint. I'll say it again - I love Natasha/Clint. By how can the OTP of my generation be bested by the new kids on the block?! It looks like they are going to be though because Natasha/Clint are kicking Scully/Mulder's ass right now. It's so messed up. It seems like when I first got into fandom, I kept meeting new people and discovering they started out in The X-Files. I always knew it was a big fandom that got a lot of people their start - (it was a few years too early for me to afford a computer) - but at any rate, I was surprised by the sheer number of X-Files fans in fandom. And yet, somehow, Scully/Mulder are being stomped. THIS WILL NOT STAND! Vote here!.

That is all.
 
 
 
Jojo: Stock ⇒ Woman [swing]jojothecr on October 26th, 2012 10:24 am (UTC)
Wow, we have 5°C and expecting first snow. I'm jealous.

But, gosh, I am so not jealous of your medical history. I am completely surgery untouched, nothing, never (*knocks on wood*). I had nightmares nevertheless, though, and it's not fun. The only problem I used to have was bleeding from nose, but that did happen way too often. Still, I call myself very lucky. And I don't like E.T. either, for the exact scenes you mentioned.
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on October 27th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
It is very warm here for this time of year. We are usually about 25 degrees colder in October. We've had plenty of Halloweens with snow on the ground, for sure - (as a kid, I always hated having to wear my winter coat over my costume!). It's cooler out today and it looks like it will be even colder by mid-week, but girl, I saw your post about waking up to snow this morning! I do not envy you at all. How long do your winters usually last? Ours last from about November through March from our first to last snow of the season.

Yeah, the nightmares are not fun. I've had a few surgeries but also just procedures and painful tests and when you are 8yrs old, everything is scary and painful and no one listens to you. I don't like needles either but at least when I am watching that on a movie or whatever, I can always just look away for a bit.

Nose bleeds suck because they come at such inconvient times and they are so hard to get them to stop. My guy cousin used to get them terribly bad as a kid and he had to carry an extra shirt around everywhere in case he got blood on his. I hope you don't get them as much now as an adult. :)
ranuaranua on October 29th, 2012 11:47 am (UTC)
LJ is killing me bb! I had a very nice comment all typed up, twice now, and it won't let me post!

So, the highlights:

maybe you could read reviews and plot synopsis of AHS? You'd at least get the story that way. io9.com does nice, snarky review/summaries of the episodes. (well, so far, Idk if they'll do all of them or what)

*hugs* I'm sorry your medical history is full of idiots.

the weather here has had up and down temps like a roller coaster!
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on October 29th, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
LJ is killing me bb! I had a very nice comment all typed up, twice now, and it won't let me post!

Ugh, I hate that. The last time I attempted to respond to comments, I got out one out before LJ started telling me '505 Error'. I just gave up and pulled out my DS.

maybe you could read reviews and plot synopsis of AHS?

The cool thing about AHS is that each season is about a different plot, different horror story, different characters. Since they are only half seasons as well, they are basically like separate mini-series. So if I miss this season, I can still watch next season without having missed any plot points - since it'll be a completely different story. I'm just bummed because Zach Quinto was so awesome in the role he had last year and I love Sarah Paulson and Clea Duvall and Ian McShane. And I love having the shit scared out of me too!

*hugs* I'm sorry your medical history is full of idiots.

Thanks, babe. It really was. I think there should be a person whose job it is to explain tests and procedures to children and then answer their questions and distract them from being scared. Because apparently doctors can't be bothered.

the weather here has had up and down temps like a roller coaster!

We were in the 50s and then two days later, we had 70s, and now we are back in the 50s and it's supposed to be even colder by Halloween. Boo Hurricane Sandy - we are going to get hit with the after-effects just in time for trick-or-treaters.
ranuaranua on October 30th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC)
The cool thing about AHS is that each season is about a different plot, yeah, that is a very cool concept. Hopefully it'll keep it on the air longer that way cos they'll never really run out of story since they just make a new one each season. I was thinking you could read the synopsis and stuff just to get the creepy story, not for continuity sake. Cos let me tell you, evil nuns, time travel, aliens, gory murders and insane asylums are not something I woulda thought to put together!

I think there should be a person whose job it is to explain tests and procedures to children and then answer their questions and distract them from being scared 110% agreement with you there bb!

Re the weather: our Halloween is looking to be in the 60s actually. I would trade that for Sandy's rain in a heartbeat tho, we've had a pretty bad drought this year and we're not predicted to get much snow to even it out.
wolfrider89: Em Hardison/Parker hugwolfrider89 on November 4th, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
Aw, shit bb, I'm sorry to hear that. I know how much you were looking forward to the new season. And having to miss Zachary Quinto is just... it's a huge bummer, is what is is. *hugs*

Also, had to add: I can't even imagine how scary it must have been to be a kid and have people do stuff to you without telling you why or what they were doing. That shit should be illegal. :(

Edited at 2012-11-04 06:39 pm (UTC)
dodger_sister: comfortdodger_sister on November 9th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Aw, shit bb, I'm sorry to hear that.

Yeah, it blows. I hear Zachary Quinto is awesome this season, as usual. If they would just hurry their asses up with the new Star Trek movie, I wouldn't feel so bad about missing him on American Horror Story.

I can't even imagine how scary it must have been to be a kid and have people do stuff to you without telling you why or what they were doing. That shit should be illegal. :(

Thanks, babe. I think so too. I think it didn't help
that my mother is one of those people that thinks doctors know everything and can do no wrong. I was thinking there should be a person whose job it is to explain things to kids when they are at the doctors - like a counselor or something who goes with the kids when they have procedures done and answers any questions they have and explains to them what is going to happen next. It'd be a hell of a lot less scary than a bunch of strangers with scary equipment standing around you just answering all your questions with shit like, "Everything's fine, don't worry." Someone needs to make that a job people can have.
wolfrider89: Em Hardison/Parker hugwolfrider89 on December 12th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
If they would just hurry their asses up with the new Star Trek movie, I wouldn't feel so bad about missing him on American Horror Story.

I'm guessing you've seen the trailer? Because I'm all a-squee about it! Not JUST because of Benedict Cumberbatch, I swear.

I was thinking there should be a person whose job it is to explain things to kids when they are at the doctors - like a counselor or something who goes with the kids when they have procedures done and answers any questions they have and explains to them what is going to happen next.

Yes, that needs to be a thing that exists. Now. Children shouldn't have to suffer from lack of information any more than adults should.
dodger_sister: star trekdodger_sister on December 16th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing you've seen the trailer? Because I'm all a-squee about it! Not JUST because of Benedict Cumberbatch, I swear.

Hell Fucking Yes!! I almost actually peed my pants over it! It should have had a warning on it: Excessive Excitement May Cause Urination. Cuz Holy Shit! I am so excited for the whole damn thing - Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Uhura, Sherlock!! And here they played a longer version of it at the theater before The Hobbit. I can't even fucking stand it, I am so excited!