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09 May 2009 @ 09:58 pm
to sleep but not to dream  
The net certainly is a-hoppin' with approval for the Star Trek film. I am almost tempted to see it on that basis alone, but t'internet has led me wrong before! Due to its raptures over Transformers I had to sit through THAT mucky travesty of robots fighting each other for endless hours while a mechanic's calendar pinup and Even Stevens frolicked in the background, doing nothing that a CGI of them couldn't have done better. I was staunch all through the raving about Iron Man too! Yet, despite having watched a whole episode of the original Star Trek struck with wonderous horror over the shortness of the skirts and the cardboardness of the sets, I am still intrigued.

I read an article about Elle MacPherson. She said some delicious things.

I wanted to be more green, so I swapped my Range Rover for a Lexus.
Laws! Next she'll be telling us she only eats pate on alternate days and makes sure they wash the blood off her diamonds extra carefully.

I'm not a skinny girl. I've always been a size eight to twelve, depending.
Say it with me! The definition of a skinny girl is ...? UGH.

My parents have been married twenty-eight years today. I bought both of their presents. Maybe their real present was in producing a child who would do this for them? (Out of my own money, too.) It got me thinking about marriage and kids. I watch the Wedding Channel with the avidity of a shark for a surfing tourist, yet I have no real interest in getting married. I once told a friend that I'd like to get married, but not stay married; she didn't stop repeating this bon mot to everyone we met all day. It's the same with kids. I think they're cute, like doughnuts are cute and kittens. I recently babysat two little girls while their parents visited with my parents. They adore me and I have no idea why - perhaps because I still share their appreciation for pink and Barbies - so I must perforce listen to them performing renditions of Camp Rock songs and sharing their plans for marrying Zefron. I suggested kidnapping as being the quickest route to the altar.

Man, it was exhausting. And boring. I mean, little kids are boring, okay? So are most adults, but they don't keep pulling you by the hand so you'll come watch a plastic cat pee on fake kitty litter made of green sand. That kind of thing tends to pall with repetition. I follow a number of mothers of bbs on here - helenish, bicrim and serenia - and it's of particular interest to me, as obs&gynae is on my list for future specialties, to read about what it's really like to own a small human of your very own. But while I advocate breastfeeding strenuously, for example, the idea of doing it myself freaks me the hell out. So does the prospect of growing a baby INSIDE ME. Twenty-three is not so young to be broody, and indeed most of my friends are, and have plans for mekkin' baybees when they have the time to settle down and do the whole married with two point five kids thing. Me, I'd kind of rather ... not.

I don't think I've posted fic in all of 2009! It was an astonishing realisation as I haven't stopped working on fic in 2009 - BBB, doctor AU, future AU, my languishing Harlequin Band fic and lately, Firefly AU with softlyforgotten ♥. I am too, too excited about BBB. Fests in HP got to be a trial in the end - everyone complained about how there were too many - whereas here they're necessary, to encourage fic-making, and I'm genuinely invested in that happening. A lot.
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My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.lanitha on May 9th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Just to be ranom, you have a 'ranom' tag now?? :P
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: white dressscoradh on May 9th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)

Actually, it kind of makes me lol, BUT. :/
(no subject) - lanitha on May 9th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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jehnt: st - ds9 - kira - up in flamesjehnt on May 9th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
oh, rach, you know what TERRIBLE thing has happened to me? I have started thinking babies are REALLY CUTE. Ten months ago, if you showed me a baby, I'd be like, "ick." Now, show me a baby, and I am all, "OMG LOOOK A TINY PERSON OMG CAN I HAVE IT!???" It's disgusting. Perhaps not entirely coincidentally, in this time I have also grown a bra size. THE HORMONES. THEY ARE ATTACKING ME. I start thinking things like, well, it wouldn't be SO bad to be a stay-at-home mom. WTF IS THIS BIZNISS. THIS IS UNCHARACTERISTICALLY LAME OF ME. WHAT. oh god I hope the hormones don't get you too. (And I don't have a wedding channel, but I am Highly Entertained by the wedding shows on TLC... especially the bridal shop one where they upsell you on wedding gowns by THOUSANDS of dollars each and every time, lol.)

(Also, the Star Trek movie is much more awesomer than the original series tv show. MUCH MORE! Way prettier, though there are still miniskirts. BUT OH WELL. There is like, shiny shit in every scene. It is crazy. I am going to go watch it again soon.)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: maskscoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA THAT TERRIBLE THING HAPPENED TO ME TOO, POST OBS. However, the more cute I find babies, the less I want one. My friend also tells me off for finding them pleasingly squishy. However, I do suggest spending a few hours in the sole company of a small person before you decide on stay-at-home-momming full time. I'm sure it's possible - it is, after all, done all the time! - but wow, it ain't for me. (I also don't understand why people are all D: about nannies, like if you have kids the point should be to spend every living moment with them. I'm like no, the point of kids is to have kids in case the banks go ahead and steal your entire pension fund.)

OMG have you ever seen For Better or Worse? Five grand and one week, your friends plan your wedding - it is the most hilariously tack shit EVAR. And of course Bridezillas. Classic, classic stuff.

Hmm, you do know my favourite film is, like, Lost in Translation? It is shot entirely in MUTED TONES LOL.
no detectable ambitioncmonkatiekatie on May 9th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
I hated Transformers. HATED. But I just saw Star Trek and totally loved it. It's campy but perfectly so.

Ooooh, Firefly AU. That's exciting news.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Eddie Izzard: herbsscoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC)
I didn't know what I was expecting from Transformers, but the point was I expected something. And got nothing. Rah, grr, etc.

IT IS SO DELIGHTFUL. Alas it will probably be awhile in production as we both have bbb and other projects on the go. But it's fun that way!
Blindmouse: Lyn-Z's bassblindmouse on May 10th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
I watched the Star Trek movie last night. It was ridiculously cute, and quite exciting - but, you know, still a Star Trek movie. Still fundamentally ... cardboard-tasting-trekkiness, just in a cute way.

But I pretty much loved the Transformers movie to the tiniest of bitty pieces, so I think we are maybe not on the same page with movie loving anyway ;-)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Comic: dedscoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
But I pretty much loved the Transformers movie to the tiniest of bitty pieces, so I think we are maybe not on the same page with movie loving anyway ;-)


oops: *hearteyes*oddishly on May 10th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
I would just like to throw in some lovin' to all those fics. I would say one in particular but I can't decide which to go with, so I won't. They are all <333333333333333333

And guess what! Job interview in a minute that will HOPEFULLY mean I have free time to send them all back to you (emphasis on Harlequin, if you like) in the next week or so. Because seriously, <33333333333333

Speaking of Transformers, have you read gigantic's epic Brendon/Shia LaBeouf fic? The really really awesome one?

Pink and Barbies :DDD
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Disney: Little Mermaid pink dress of winscoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)

I think I read ... the start of it? And saved it for later and um, forgot about it. Even Stevens is cool, but I'm not that enamoured of him. Should I go back to it, you think?

Sereniaserenia on May 10th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
I want to see the Star Trek movie. I was a mad Trekkie growing up, although it's calmed a lot. I wanna see Simon Pegg as Scotty! I've heard it's not loved by die-hard fans, but I've probably mellowed enough to enjoy it.

Motherhood isn't for everyone. My friend Lee is great with kids, but she never, ever wants her own. Possibly to do with being the eldest of FOURTEEN half-siblings with a drug-fucked and alcoholic mother.

Marriage isn't for everyone, either. To be honest, it doesn't change a lot in a relationship, other than installing a feeling of permanency (which isn't the case half the time these days) and costing at least $10,000. But we still all want our day in a big, pretty dress! XD
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Disney: Lion King splashscoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine it would be loved by die-hard fans; just reading Cosmo Landerson's review, it's been purposely reimagined to appeal to a new generation of fans. Plus, no fandom is happy about influxes of n00bs, which is undoubtedly on the cards if this version of Kirk and Spock are pretty enough and have sufficient UST.

Wow, um. What. Fourteen. Jeez. One would be pushing it in my book. (I mean to comment, too, ages back when Elizabeth was getting into your cereal - that is one SICKENINGLY adorable kid. :DDD If I could be sure mine would be that pretty, I might be more amenable to the idea.)

YES, THE DRESS. And the ring! Sometimes I think I should just buy myself a frock and rock and save myself the bother of the actual man.
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the claw-foot Lady: [bu/rr/ss] made mesoftlyforgotten on May 10th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Oh man, here is a confession: I love Transformers. I think it is maybe my favourite movie of all time. This is because, though, I have absolutely shocking taste in movies and robots fighting each other for hours with Shia frolicking in the background (WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT HE DOES, BEST DESCRIPTION EVER :D) is my idea of a really good time.

I am with you on kids, though. I actually have Very Little Siblings - my youngest brother is four - and they do just get really, really boring. I mean, you love them, of course, but it's pretty much put me off kids for life.

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fashion: william morris-esquescoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
is my idea of a really good time.


Well, not really. I think I've seen Cinderella Story five times. That is MY idea of a good time.

There are seven years between my brother and I, and I can remember being extremely bored with his antics. At least I could bite him and send him off crying, though. I don't think that would work for my actual spawn.

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HD Darkensawhdluff4eva on May 10th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Kay, I missed most of that post, but stopped at the part where you were maybe not going to see Star Trek.

GO SEE IT! I command you! GO! NOW! GET A TICKET!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: winter of discontentscoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
hahaha, maybe post-exams?
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Discworld: Death of Ratsscoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
BABE! I'm ... so sorry. It is Inara/Mal. Oh dear.
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shadowclubshadowclub on May 10th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
I'm super curious to see the Star Trek show! I did enjoy the movie very much... I'll admit i don't want to see Transforms.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Disney: Little Mermaid bathscoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
I think probably the newer ones are better - um, Deep Space 9 and the Next Generation? The original one is painfully misogynistic. And cardboardy.
jehnt: spn - dean - carry onjehnt on May 10th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)


every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fashion: lift your hems from the grassscoradh on May 10th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
This is what I keep hearing about it (well, since yesterday) and if anything would drive me to see it, that would. Kirk/Spock, is it?

Though I mislike Simon Pegg. :/
Margravine Palavar: Tigernapmargravine on May 10th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank God! I thought I was the only one who hated Transformers. It just felt like eleven hours of a bunch of metal things hopping around and tossing each other. I couldn't even tell them apart half of the time. It was all just shiny silver (boring) violence. I'd hoped it would be fun like the cartoon. Stupid movies. Raping my childhood. I realized after reading this post that I couldn't even remember the human characters in the movie. The only thing I remember about them is thinking it was wrong that they were going to have sex on top of a transformer at the end. Hello? Sentient being under you there, you creepy robot molesters.

I also hated Iron Man. I think it was one of the most boring movies I've ever seen. I was just debating last night which one of these movies I hated more. I couldn't actually decide.

Kids really vary in their entertainment value. My niece is four now, and pretty fun too, but she went through this phase a while back where she was really entertained by doing the same thing about eighteen times in a row and it would get pretty hard to carry on with enthusiasm after the first dozen or so. Somehow I was always getting injured too so I'd just leave her house wanting Advil and a nap.

I've barely spent any time around kids because my family is just small. I don't even have cousins. My niece is only the third baby I ever held. I don't seem to have that urge to reproduce. I see some people who are just so determined to have a baby and I do not understand it. I may have one eventually, but if I found out I couldn't I think I'd be okay with that. It's like they're some product I'm unfamiliar with so I don't know why I'd want one.

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: collapsingnight; sadfacescoradh on May 10th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
I never watched Transformers as a kid, so I didn't even have that happy memory to fall back on. Nor do I appreciate Shia la Beouf or Megan Fox the way others do - they are both so very orange! - so I struck out in that sense as well.

JFC I mean, I don't think I was that fascinated with things as a kid. Plus I never broke stuff. They were nice enough kids but AWKWARD, and they managed to splinter this babouska I've had since 1989. (It's written on it.) Now, in 1989 I was three, and I never splintered it once.

I may have one eventually, but if I found out I couldn't I think I'd be okay with that. It's like they're some product I'm unfamiliar with so I don't know why I'd want one.

WORD on both counts. I often wonder if I might have fertility problems because (TMI!) I never get period pain and my periods are super-light, so on balance the world will probably ensure something goes wrong somewhere else. But, like, I think I'd live. Plus, I'm really interested in fostering, because all those terrible stories about kids who fall through the cracks break my heart.
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uminohikariuminohikari on May 13th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
...I think you would be the best mother for a little girl ever, because of your adoration of pink :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fooish: pink party dressscoradh on May 13th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
Which is why I'd get a boy! (Not that it would stop me...)