1. So I'm almost
done with my Road to Avonlea
fixation. I think. That is, I've watched all of the DVD sets of Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and about half of 6 (I got impatient, so sue me) and S7 isn't out on DVD yet but thank God the series finale is on VHS and I watched that yesterday. So now there's just the Christmas reunion movie, which I'm not jumping at because neither Jasper or Gus or Izzy are in it, which kind of takes the ship-fun out of it. But still it's kind of an epilogue to everything and I'm interested.
I've been... idly considering the idea of Avonlea fic for that very reason - it would be so much fun to write something, say, ten years in the future. But having not seen S7, I think it would be really difficult. There's only so much you can take away from episode recaps online. I think S7 is supposed to come out this summer, but even then I might be a little hesitant because, well, that's the Season of Stuart. And Stuart is Pete. Ya know?
In any case, I don't know if my fixation will really be over until I can make a music vid. Because it's such a lovely, wonderful ship (Felicity/Gus, that is) and while there are videos out there, I haven't actually seen one that didn't make my toes curl in horrification. Unfortunately, first
I need to get the finale on VHS onto my computer. Which I need to get my brother to do. So... we'll see.
2. I've been playing around with an original story in my head, something that's kind of a scifi/fantasy amalgamation with some romance and action and mystery. I've sketched out three of my four main protagonists - the fourth still remains elusive, but that's okay because she's supposed to be mysterious - and some nice plot twists for later down the road. But I'm having a hell of a time starting to write it. I mean, the opening scene, when I'm just sort of composing it in my head, it flows so nicely and I can feel it building momentum and it's great. But as soon as I try to actually commit it to paper (or MSword) it's like little word-damming beavers have taken up residence in my head and nothing is coming out the way I want it to. It's very frustrating.
3. It is cold
. Yes, some of you who live in the Great Frozen Lands may laugh, but this is California. It's not supposed to get below freezing... like, ever
! We had a field trip out on the Delta on Friday, and my poor students... I'm wondering how many will be out sick tomorrow.
4. Oh yes, I have today off. Yay. Although I'm going to go into the classroom for an hour or so this afternoon just to get some planning done for next week.
5. I need to update my layout. Hmm... maybe something from the S6 premiere...