I love you. Let's gather firewood.

We'll light a fire on the mountain.


TV Rec!
amyhit
I'm having a lot of feelings about Stranger Things right now. Like, a lot of them. I'm six episodes in, out of eight (only eight! *cries*), and fuck, I'm so into this show.

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Seriously, I'm not even sure how someone could dislike this show. Maybe if you just can't do even mild horror, then yeah, steer clear of this one because it does have some scares in it. But other than that, it basically has something for everyone. It has horror, it has conspiracy, it has adventure, it has investigative work, it has coming-of-age elements of both the preteen and teenage varieties, it has really delightful and not at all cloying 80's nostalgia, and it has a bunch of really likable characters finding out how strong and brave they have it in them to be, with each other's help.

So anyway, if you're not watching Stranger Things already, OMG I RECOMMEND THE FUCK OUT OF IT.

suuuper random, also hi
amyhit
I've always liked Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. It's possibly even my favorite song of hers. But there was always this one line I could never hear properly. Whenever I would listen to the song I would get to that one bit and go "What is that line?" (You know that thing where the first time you listen to a song you hear a line wrong, and then that's the only way you can hear the lyric after that, even though you know it's not right? Yeah, that's what was happening with this line.) Yet for some reason I never remembered to google it.

And then last week I finally realized that the line I was missing is, "Want you in my rear window / Baby you're sick." And now I kind of can't believe I went like six years without knowing the best line of the whole song.

Especially because I'm a bit slow on the uptake, and I don't think I'd fully registered that the previous line, "I want your psycho / Your vertigo shtick," was a reference to the famous Hitchcock movies. I mean, I knew that Psycho and Vertigo were Hitchcock movies, and I guess I must have registered that the song was using them in part because of their connection to classic horror films. But "psycho" is a general enough word that it didn't really ping as a definite reference, and I guess I assumed Gaga was saying "vertigo stick" (as opposed to "shtick") - the former of which mostly just reads as nonsense words that sound good and are possibly also a penis reference. So the whole Hitchcock references/double entendres dynamic only really works when you bring in that third reference to Rear Window. And then all of a sudden it's like, well this is extremely clever.
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A Note Regarding Season 10
amyhit
This is just to say that I've pretty much decided I'm not going to bother watching Season 10 of The X-Files. I was one of those fans who never wanted the revival, and never once entertained the notion that it might be anything short of awful. But for most of the lead up to the revival, I just sort of assumed I'd watch it anyway, like it was obligatory or something.

In which I discuss the nature of canon and fannishness.Collapse )

Somewhat tangential to my feelings about the relationship between fannishness and canon, I will say that the main reason I've decided not to watch Season 10 is because I'm no longer fannish enough for my own interpretation of the story to overwrite canon. When IWTB happened, I was about as madly in love with The X-Files as it's possible for a fan to be. In that context, IWTB was a bitter pill to swallow, but my own sense of the story, my headcanon, was far stronger and more indelible in my own heart and mind than that darn movie. My headcanon was written in 8B pencil. Canon scribbled that disappointing movie over my headcanon in HB. I lamented the mess, but my headcanon was only faintly obscured by it.

Now though, it's 2016, and I've spent the last four years being fannish primarily about something else. I still love Scully and Mulder, I genuinely do, but I'm not madly in love with them anymore, and haven't been for a long while. And I'm afraid my headcanon - formerly etched in blazing 8B - has faded to a wistful 2 or 3H. In that context, it will not be able to overcome an onslaught of shitty new canon. The new canon will overpower it, and will end up being what I envision most clearly when I envision The X-Files.

I don't want that. I loved Mulder and Scully and I still love them - both as they are in my headcanon and as they were in much of the series. And I want to keep envisioning them that way, faded though they may become in my memory.

So Dealer, please deal me out. I fold. I'm taking my chips, cashing them in, and going home. I had a good run at the tables in this establishment and I wish to quit while I'm ahead. Thank you. Good night.

Solidarity
amyhit
Solidarity with Paris photo eiffel-tower_zpshv8er12m.jpg

it is the wank that never ennnds, it just goes on and on my friennnnds!
amyhit
Question: what are your feelings about fanfic that eroticizes rape? I really want other people's opinions on this, to see if it changes my perspective at all.

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YAASSSS!
amyhit
Photo by Evan Vucci


First and foremost, huge congratulations to everyone whose lives this ruling directly affects, and who fought to accomplish this! And hooray for everyone it indirectly affects, too.

Good call, America. Good call.

Photo by Evan Vucci.

I AM NOT DRUNK
amyhit
I SERIOUSLY HAD A DREAM IN WHICH SCULLY'S HAIR LOOKED LIKE THIS FOR THE REVIVAL:



IT WAS GLORIOUS, IT WAS A GLORIOUS DREAM.

I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT SCULLY'S HAIR, OKAY, AND THE FACT THAT IT HASN'T BEEN RIGHT IN LIKE FIFTEEN YEARS. LIKE, SINCE THE SHOW WAS ACTUALLY GOOD, IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

SCULLAAAAAY. I LOVE YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL HAAIIRRR. AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAAACE. AND YOUR WONDERFUL SEEELF BEING ALL "PICK UP THAT PHONE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!"

AND ALSO, HERE, HAVE A MULDER:



DAMN SON. HOW DID I FORGET HOW HOT HE WAS? CUZ, LIKE, YUSSS.

ILU MULDER. WELL, SOMETIMES. SOMETIMES YOU'RE A DICK MOSTLY IN THAT YOU TAKE SCULLY FOR GRANTED WHICH MAKES ME MAD BECAUSE SHE IS A GODDESS AND ALSO LEGITIMATELY THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU, BUT LET'S NOT DWELL ON IT RIGHT NOW, OKAY? OKAY.

JUST LOOK HOW ADORBS HE IS HERE, GUYS. AWW, MULDER, ILU.

LOOK AT HOW WONDERFUL AND SPOOKY AND SEXY AND PERFECT THEY BOTH ARE.

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amyhit
But Gillian's hair doesn't even look that red, though. I could be wrong I guess, it might just be the light, but in the one picture we have of her new "red hair" it looks even less red than in IWTB. Which makes sense, because that is often what happens when you layer red hair dye over hair that's been dyed light blonde. That is, if you just kind of wing it with a box of hair dye. I would know. But like, who does the production put in charge of this stuff? Do they just tell Gillian to pick any old salon, walk in, and ask for red? DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND THAT SCULLY'S HAIR IS LIKE A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF HER FIERCE AND INIMITABLE STRENGTH OF CHARACTER AND THAT THEY HAVE TO GET IT RIGHT?! DO THEY NOT THINK IT MATTERS?!!

Verdict: Age of Ultron
amyhit
I don't think this has spoilers, but I'll put it behind a cut just in case.Collapse )
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Have CDs, will listen.
amyhit
GUESS WHAT I'M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW.

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This post brought to you by the garage sales I went to this morning. I also got a bunch of lipsticks (unused, I swear) and sample-sized face products. And a spiffy pen, just 'cause.

OH MAN, AND THE BACKSTREET'S BACK CD HAS, LIKE, CD-ROM STYLE SPECIAL FEATURES. LOL, MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

I still say No Strings Attached was the best of the pre-millennial boy band albums though. 'N Sync all the way!!1!

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