December 29th, 2003

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I swear I'm not on drugs

Well, nothing illegal.

But I had the weirdest Alias dream last night. One of those dreams that are totally rockin' cool while you're having them, but then you wake up and it's like... what the hell?

Sometimes my dream was that I was watching the episode, but sometimes I was in the episode myself. Naturally I was Syd. Vaughn was there too, and Blondie. Blondie and Syd were on some kind of mission together, but the ho kept trying to get Syd in trouble, or found out by the bad guys, or something. There was ice skating and a swapping of bags. Blondie bought a big dog. Then Syd bought a little dog. Then she broke into a company that made virtual dogs and frogs, and Vaught was there. They stole orange eye shadow and bluffed their way out. The big dog kept trying to jump on Vaughn, and the little dog disappeared. Syd and Vaughn used a video pay phone to catch the bad guys in the act doing something. Then they went into another building and stole something else. Syd went downstairs to get the car running. Vaughn was following in an elevator with some kind of important package. Then there was a huge explosion near the elevator, and a couple people started to mutate, but no one else seemed to care. Syd tried to get back to the elevator, to see if Vaughn was okay, but she couldn't! But then she found out that he had found another way out and hadn't been blown up after all.

Hmm. Ya know, on second thought, it makes about as much sense as actual Alias episodes. :D

My to do list for today:

- Do laundry
- Cut in on another wall
- Write more Jonasfic (I'm on page 11!)
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*cue maniacal laughter*

Skimmed the non-shipper thread at GW. Snickered a little. Rolled my eyes a lot.

Now, I can understand why people get into it like they do even after all this time. Heck, I had to stop myself from jumping into the fray (if I'm gonna cause trouble, I'd prefer to do it on friendly territory :D)! But it's only because I genuinely enjoy debating people and seeing if I can make their heads explode. I don't actually think I'm going to change anybody's mind by posting my talking points for the one-millionth time. I learned back in X-Files fandom how pointless that was.

But I was having an interesting time looking at the whole mess from a sociological point of few. Because I happen to think that all long-standing problems like this have a few key roots. Like most of present-day society's problems stemming from the sheer number of children born out of wedlock-- but I'll leave that for another post! When it comes to fandom, the root is the same root that leads to so many problems in the 'real world': people loooove to be victims.

Oh, look at poor me, the ship is being shoved down my throat, it showed up out of nowhere in Season 4, if Sam had any self-respect she would have transferred to another team, Stargate isn't a romance and if it ends in a shippy way the show will be ruined for all of us team-lovers!

Give me a flipping break.

Now I have no beef with the idea of not liking ship. I mean, I don't know that I've ever met a TV or movie relationship I didn't like that didn't have something to do with the actors involved, but that's just me. I'm genetically disposed to want stories to end with a kiss at the altar, but I know not everyone carries those particular genes. No problem. But man, it's when the whining and kvetching and victimization starts that I get really annoyed. Because, you know, there are real victims out there, real reasons to get upset. It's a TV show, you morons, and as much as the toes would like you to think otherwise, the writers are going to do what they're going to do. It's not going to come down to, Well, we were going to have Sam and Jack end up married with seven children, but since a couple spazzes on the Internet are working up their blood pressure over it, we decided to have Sam start dating Siler instead.

By the same token, the outrage of the samandjack list would not stop Sam and Siler's ceremony, should it come to pass ;)

The ones who think the understand the matter militarily are the funniest. We're not talking about a show like JAG that has no advisors and does whatever it pleases. Stargate has a military advisor, and if she's not hacking the producers to little bits over whatever's supposed to be in Lost City, why do the unwashed masses on GW think they know better?

Oh yeah. Cause they're idiots.

*happy sigh* You know, that was sooo much more satisfying than storming GW.

Oh, and Rob, about the Jonas zine... er, I really want to do it. Really really. I'm even thinking about making it a zine-on-a-CD (seen it done in other fandoms, honest) so it could have more multimedia stuff and cost less to ship. And I have one story besides mine already. So if you have an idea, please write! If nothing else it will all go online together as a big beautiful lovely package :D
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Hey... alliesings

I was reading my new Bill O'Reilly book and found some quotes I thought you might like ;) And maybe a couple more of yall too *g*

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that those liberties are the gift of God?" - Thomas Jefferson, 1781 (engraved on the Jefferson Memorial).

"The Constitution... is a mere thing of wax in the hand of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please." - Thomas Jefferson, 1819.

"I therefore beg leave to move -- that henceforth, prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service." - Benjamin Franklin, 1797 (Constitutional Convention).

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the ten commandments." - James Madison

Bill's chapter on spirituality, secularism and it's negative effect on society is just terrific, most certainly the best part of the book.
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