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11 March 2011 @ 02:50 am
It's A Battle. In Los Angeles.  
First, I have the best news. One of my best friends in the whole wide world, since I was like 19, that I love so much...he's getting married! He just called me this week to tell me. I am so excited. See, he has been with his guy for a decade, but same-sex marriage is not legal in South Carolina. Even though they have lived together for almost nine years. They designed and built their house together. I always told him, "You live with someone in the house you built together - I'm just going to start calling him your husband."

But now they can be husbands for real. They kept saying as soon as SC allowed them to be married...but now the boyfriend asked him if he just wanted to screw that and run off to Vermont - (the only state that allows gay marriage and out-of-state-residents to be married) and so...they are! This summer.

I really want to go but I can't go alone and The Sister has no vacation days since she just started this job and used all the ones she did have for days when the roads were too horrendous to drive on. I am still thinking on it though - there must be a way for me to get there. I'm so retardedly happy about this.

Now other things - who is excited for "Battle: Los Angeles"?! Come on, peoples - did you see all the shit that is going to blow up in this movie?! We are going tonight! Opening night! I have been waiting for this movie for months! I can't expect it to be "Independence Day" or anything - (for one thing, it is lacking in President Pullman) - because ID was just the best crazy alien movie ever - but still, it looks awesome. Aaron Eckhart came out as saying that it is just 20,000 rounds of ammo and dirt and dust and explosions throughout the whole thing.

I am excite!

As long as it isn't "2012". I didn't hate "2012" as much as some people, but it was a lot of talky and plotty and I just wanted more shit to blow up. I want 10 minutes of talky, 130 minutes of explosions, and then 5 minutes of swelling music with a music video-esque ending.


In RL things - Yesterday, I felt like crap. On Tuesday, I was exhausted and felt like I couldn't breathe right. I figured - chest cold. I woke up on Wednesday in a very awkward position and my back was killing me all day. I turned on the computer but I could barely sit up or keep my eyes open. Every time I tried to take a breath, there was a knife stabbing pain in my side. My whole body hurt. I went to bed at 9pm. I must have been running a fever too, because I woke up all sweaty gross. I feel better today, but still anytime I try to take a deep breath, there is a stabbing pain again. I literally laid in bed/couch and watch tv and slept for 40 hours straight.

This, however, will not stop me from going to Battle. In Los Angeles!
Annieaythia on March 11th, 2011 08:51 am (UTC)
That's amazing news on your friend! And gah, stupid states/countries/people to not allow same-sex marriage! I'm very happy it's legal here in Sweden to be honest, even church weddings so that's awesome.

And omg, that movie! I wants it! I needs it!
dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on March 15th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
That's amazing news on your friend! And gah, stupid states/countries/people to not allow same-sex marriage! I'm very happy it's legal here in Sweden to be honest, even church weddings so that's awesome.

I know - honestly, there are several things your country does that I wish mine did, not the least of which is that my friend should be able to get married anywhere he wants. I mean, his boyfriend's family are all very supportive of them and they all live in South Carolina. I bet they would all go to the wedding, but because it has to be out-of-state, hardly any of them can go.

It's totally not fair. They said if they like it in Vermont, they may move there, because they would rather live someplace where they can hold hands with their spouse without fear.

I'm saving my money just in case I find someone who can go with me - then I will have the money saved up for the trip - because I am so excited for them and I want to be there!


See it as soon as it becomes available to you.
Annieaythia on March 15th, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
Amagawd, I need to see that movie! I LOVE shit blowing up! That and car chases makes for good movie. Car chases and guns. *bounce* (this might be the reason I liked both Wanted and Mr and Mrs Smith)

I can imagine why the would thinking about moving to a more accepting state.

And yeah, Sweden got some good things, but even though we're allowing same-sex marriage, I sometimes think that people avoid the gay-issue. It's like "yes, we're supportive, but let's not talk about, yeah"? so that annoys me.
Deni: Dean/Cas - Watching over youdenig37 on March 11th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
Awww...that's so sweet :-D I wish them a lot of luck :-D (if you manage to go take pics...and if they allow it post them so we can have a bit of their happyness too :-D)

This sounds like pneumonia to me...did you go and see a doctor?
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on March 15th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! I am saving my money to go to the wedding, just in case I do find someone to go with me. I doubt I will, but you never know. Of all the friends I had when I was in high school/early 20s - this is the friend that stuck throughout all those years. I really want to go to his wedding. :)

I did not see a doctor - yes, I am that girl, who refuses to see a doctor unless I am dying. In my defense, I have seen enough doctors in my life. But I stopped running a fever and I drank like a bazillion gallons of water and I slept a lot and started using my sister's back massager thing like three times a day. I loosened up parts of my body that I didn't even know existed. I think it is possible I twisted something, that in that particular area, was pressing upwards and making it hard to breathe.

Or I was dying. But I feel better now, so - YAY! :) I thought it might be pneumonias too honestly, but if it was, I wouldn't feel better, right? Thanks, bb.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on March 11th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
Hey! Take care of yourself. This does not sound good.

I am happy to hear about your friend and hope that you get to Vermont for his wedding. What a great celebration that would be.

dodger_sister: happydodger_sister on March 15th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
I feel better! Thanks! I think it was a combination of things, honestly. Lots of water, sleep and a heavenly back massager machine thing and I feel better. I think I need a real massage, because the neck has been bothering me for months and I finally have the money to afford one...but watch me procrastinate. ;)

I am saving some money, just in case I do find a way to make the trip to see my friend get married. The guy has put up with me for 14 years, I would like to go to his wedding. I am so happy for them.

And good luck with your fundraising, baby!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on March 15th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I've never been a fan of massages. Oddly, I am a hugger, but otherwise don't like strangers touching me. Or maybe it's that I don't like to be unclothed around strangers -- though that certainly wasn't a hang-up of mine in college. (I'm just a mass of contradictions.) Or maybe its just that at my age, the men who tell me they are massage therapists and want to "help me out" with my sore muscles are all overweight, middle-aged and slightly creepy. I probably wouldn't mind the massage if it came from someone who looked like Matt Cohen.

I couldn't handle a massage from someone who looked like Jensen, though. I'd probably have a stroke.
dodger_sister: jensen acklesdodger_sister on March 16th, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
I actually do not like massages either - because I don't like to be touched. Which is due to being sick as a kid a lot and having random strange doctors do whatever to me and no one ever explained up front what was going on and I was ten.

On the other hand, I like cuddling and I certainly don't mind 'touching' when it is with a significant other (or that cutie I just picked up from over there).

So I too am a contradiction - but you can see how bad my neck has been bothering me if I am even considering a massage.

I could not have a massage therapist who looked like Matt Cohen. Unless there was a 'happy ending' afterwards, because that is just too cruel - and I would embarrass myself. ;)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 12th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
This entry made me smile so much this morning... but I was already running late.

However, I should like to point out that it's ALWAYS a war in LA. ;)
dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on March 15th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)

Glad to make you smile.

Also - IT WAS A WAR, BABY! A WAR!!!! It was a fun Friday night movie, for sure.

However, I should like to point out that it's ALWAYS a war in LA. ;)

I imagine. :) Especially during the morning commute.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 15th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
I've heard good reviews from you and from a friend here in town - it was his date night movie with his wife, and he loved that it was pretty much all grrrr, argh, with no romance or secondary plot to speak of.

OMG, I could never live somewhere with traffic like that. I would go So Very Postal!
dodger_sister: impaladodger_sister on March 16th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
grrrr, argh,

That is the exact description of "Battle: Los Angeles" that I should have given, because it is perfect.

Also, Detroit. I have never experienced Los Angeles traffic, but Detroit is quite horrible and everyone drives like it is fucking Nascar or something but on downtown streets and it is insane.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 16th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
Chicago traffic looked quite ugly when I visited there, also. And Atlanta drivers all seem to be whackjobs.

"Grrr, argh," trademarked to Mutant Enemy and Joss Whedon! *snickers*
dodger_sister: impaladodger_sister on March 16th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Going around Chicago seems worse to me than Detroit - but going through Detroit always seems worse to me than Chicago. Also, Detroit has more 12 yr old hookers on the street corners. (It was seriously sad when I had to explain to my ex-cousin-in-law that "yes I am pretty sure those girls parents do know they are out at this time of night talking to that grown ass man, because they are hookers").

"Grrr, argh," trademarked to Mutant Enemy and Joss Whedon!

I'm going to steal it to describe movies from now on and Whedon can deal. (you know what I love? At the end of the musical, how he sings the grr argh).
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 16th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
Once More With Feeling is one of my fav eps of all time. I also put The Pack, The Body, Band Candy, Tabula Rasa, The Wish, and Doppelgangland in my lists of insta-faves (ones I don't even have to think about). Also The Gift, and Becoming I and II.

I love me some Buffy. Wrote fanfic for the longest, til I had minor depression (about eight months), followed by my then-writing partner flaking and falling out of the fandom. I still visit once in a while with more bitsy fics, though.

Twelve year old hookers are a sadness to everyone. If their parents are even around, they should probably be castrated. Or shot. Or possibly both. THIS is why we should require licenses for reproduction.

Also, Chicago from the air is the BIGGEST SPRAWLING PIECE OF SPRAWLITTY CITY SPRAWL EVAR. It kinda scared me, to tell the truth.
dodger_sister: buffydodger_sister on March 16th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, Tabula Rasa is possibly my favorite episode - if I picked favorites. Because it is funny as hell, but then it ends on such a sad note. I also heart Band Candy so hard. The Pack is my favorite Xander episode (plus bonus of having Eion Bailey in it as a hyena - a hyena!!) I also love Earshot. And a New Man.

There are too many to list. lol

I oddly have never really written anything for Buffy. I wrote some mini-crossovers and a few tiny drabble pieces (like the Spike/Xander bit in my fic "Put A Ring On It") and a Giles story - but I never really wrote in the fandom because I watched all seven seasons one after another over the course of a year and half.

I also never wrote much for Angel - which is odd because I love that show so much.

I did write a couple of pieces for Firefly.

I had this great idea for a fic about the demon in Once More With Feeling but it would def be something that will hit 10,000 words, so I never started it.

I would love to see Chicago from the air - oddly, my sister just yelled across the hall to ask if I wanted to go to Chicago in a few weeks with her.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 17th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
It's funny how sometimes we write like crazy, and others we don't - like, I adore Avatar, the Last Airbender... but have never felt the urge to write fanfic for it (even though Katara and Zuko should totally have ended up together and Mai was a boring twit).

And even though Supernatural screams out for fanfic correctiveness time and time again, I've only just started to write it, and the things I'm writing aren't changing the show so much as filling in the blanks, or completely AU.

Chicago from the air is this huge sprawling megalopolis that seriously seems to reach the horizon and continue beyond, like a giant industrial age fungus. I know I said this before, but it bears repeating: scary.
dodger_sister: angel the tv showdodger_sister on March 18th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
I watched the first series of Avatar over Christmas. I saw the Katara/Zuko IMMEDIATELY. I would also probably write some Zuko/Sokka - just because I love Zuko (did from the very start) and by the very end of the first series, I was really loving Sokka's arc.

Of course, Appa is the best ever, so...

The Boy Cousin loaned me series two, so I have to get on that. I am told that I will both love where they go with Zuko in the second part and will love someone named Toph.

We shall see.

I think I would have written more Buffy & Angel fic if I had been watching them like once a week. Like I would get an idea from an episode and then two days later I would be watching two new episodes and then I would get two new ideas and there was no space in between for me to really get writing anything - because I watched them all on DVD, just during the last couple of years (I only watched sporactically back in the day).

But then I love Glee and I only ever wrote one little piece for it. I mean I get ideas sometimes, but I just never write for it really. I also am crazy about Psych, Justified and Southland - like favorites of mine for sure - and I never write for them. I don't know why we pick some shows and not others for fic.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 18th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Oddly enough, I never started writing Buffy and Angel fanfic until a couple of years after both series were over - I used to watch them religiously with my friend. And it had been fifteen years since I read any X-men (Rogue and Gambit FOREVAH!!!) that I started writing them. *shrugs* No idea why, but it was nice to start writing again, even if it was fanfic instead of anything original.
ranua: drool worthyranua on March 13th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
That's very awesome for your friend. I hope you manage a way to get there. And I wish them lots of luck and happiness.

Battle for LA looks like an excellent blow 'em up movie. I'll be waiting impatiently for it to reach dvd or on demand :)

That does sound like it could be pneumonia, what with the chest pain and stuff. You be careful! Pneumonia is no joke bb. I'll be keeping you in mind and hoping you don't get real sick.
dodger_sister: happydodger_sister on March 15th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
I am still thinking on how to attend the wedding. I'm not a big sappy person about weddings, but man, I remember when he called me to say he met this guy that was completely different from any guy he had ever dated and was like a grownup mature person and my friend was freaking out over the possibility of a 'real' relationship - and now they are getting married!

I know you don't spend money on going to the movies - but, bb, you got to see this on the big screen. It is one of those movies that needs to be on the big screen! Maybe you could talk The Boy into taking you for your birthday? /hint hint that I do remember your birthday is coming up/ Anyway, IT WAS AWESOME! Guys with guns are hot. It was lots of military hotness too. ;)

I feel better, thanks. I think it was a chest cold and a pulled muscle combo. I rested up over the weekend and slept a lot and drank a lot of water and things are better. The pain has just settled in my shoulder, where it normally sits. Hopefully that was the worst of it. Thanks, hon!
ranuaranua on March 16th, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad to hear you are doing better. I told The Boy you said he should take me to the movie for my b-day. He rolled his eyes and said, 'Of course she did.' I just love having a teenage son. *g*

We've got a cheap-o theater in town. You know, $2 for stuff that's usually out on dvd already. I'll keep an eye on their listings, see when Battle: LA hits them and try to catch it there. I do really love seeing movies on the big screen. Comes down to money and time all the damn time. Also, I forget what it was I wanted to see by the time it's come around to the cheap-o place :D
dodger_sister: happydodger_sister on March 17th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
haha, we have a theater like that too. They show a movie on the Thursday before it is released on DVD (how we got to see Return of the King on the big screen ONE LAST TIME! I actually called them and asked what I had to do to get them to bring it there and George, who I have known since high school and runs the place, said if I could promise him three customers, he'd get it for me.)

It's $2 to get in (free if you have a student pass saying that you are a film student at any college, which I think is cool) and like $1 for popcorn and $1 for soda.

You read my Dean & Gabriel fic "At The End of the Brick Street". It is the theater in that - red velvet curtains, Sunday afternoon family movies, renovations, haunted house - the whole thing is totally based on that place. The old dude who gives Dean his food is George.
ranuaranua on March 17th, 2011 10:41 am (UTC)
Oh! that is so cool! (the theater in the fic being the one in real life) It sounds like a very cool place. Ours isn't quite that cool, but the fact it exists is nice.