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angela_o
Jun. 4th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
Went and did my part for the electronic democratic process. Although VM was in third place after my vote was added.

On the plus side, the Television Critic's Association nominated Kristen Bell for Individual Achievement in Drama and she's the only woman nominated in the category. Not too shabby. :)
chrisjournal
Jun. 4th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
Nods. I saw that. vm_navigator is a fabulous fantool.

Mostly I posted because I see the kers fuffling hereabouts, and I figure a show in dead last ratings spot probably needs whatever support it can get. :-)
angela_o
Jun. 4th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
Ah, the potential maybe, could be happening, change in the direction of the show fluffling ignited by Kristen perhaps? I've gotten worked up about this kind of thing in my last couple of fandoms and I've decided not to go down that road again. You can't change what's coming even though people like to try and convince themselves that they can affect the outcome and driving yourself crazy attempting to do so just uses up tons of mental and emotional energy. If the show starts to suck, I'll drop it. Until then, I'm not going to get worked up about it.
chrisjournal
Jun. 4th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
Amen, sister. I learned my lesson during S6 of Buffy, when I loved what was on my screen and major corners of fandom hated it. I couldn't back away from the attempt to explain why spoilerish things weren't bad, and just frustrated myself. Spoilers are bad, bad things for some people -- I like my ostrich pose, personally. I enjoy *fandom* much more that way!

But I really do love this show enough to want to see ratings increase and a nice long run, after all. So I do my part to spread the word.
angela_o
Jun. 4th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
Oh, don't get me wrong. I talk up the show as well and I think I have a couple of potential viewers lined up for the rerun season. I just know that if they retool and kill off Logan in S2, then I'm done as a viewer. It's always good to know where your limits are. lol

I appreciated S6 of Buffy when it was actually airing. I only got bitter when I realized how much my perception of what was playing out onscreen apparently differed from what the writers/producers intended to be perceived. Marti Noxon and the "bad boyfriend" issues and the inherent unequities in how some characters were given passes and others weren't... I shudder in memory. I have all 7 seasons on dvd, but I've never watched the last one and nothing past the first half of the season of six.

To completely change topic, do your boys have their first swim meet tomorrow? We have an 8am meet against the Duke Faculty Club team. It will be my youngest's first meet ever. :)
chrisjournal
Jun. 4th, 2005 03:02 am (UTC)
Swim meet tomorrow is at, I think, Blackhorse Run. It's gonna be miserable weather, I fear. Fun, fun, fun. At least I'm timecard running -- that makes it pass faster!

And I think the way you describe your eventual opinions on S6 sort of explain why I abandoned spoilerdom about 2/3 of the way into the season. I don't *really* care what the show creators say or think, just what I do. I guess that's a little egocentric, but if I like the story, then I like it. And if I see something they don't intend, that's the nature of the beast. Yanno?

S7 bugged me much more than S6, although Grave stunk out loud. I didn't like a lot of Joss's season enders, though, now that I think about it...
angela_o
Jun. 4th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
I hear ya on S7. I get that the potentials were an interesting idea, but the execution bored me to tears and ate up time that could have been used on characters that I'd actually invested years in watching. I did enjoy Conversations with Dead People though. Although I have to say that ny major problem was that I just found Buffy herself to be unlikable as a character by the end of the show.

Here's my heretical Buffy admission. I don't think "The Body" was all that and a bag of chips. I commonly referred to it as the "let's try and get SMG an Emmy nomination" episode. "The Gentlemen" is infinitely better in my opinion. :)

Good luck tomorrow. I'm hoping that it won't be cold and rainy. *crosses fingers*
chrisjournal
Jun. 4th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
The coaches from BHR and ours actually almost moved the meet because their pool is outdoors and likely to be miserably cold. I've got towels, thermoses and sweats ready. The boys are really excited, and I think in part it's because it's the first year they've had a real coach. I'm looking forward to seeing how the team changes this year. I so prefer swimming to soccer ;-) Good luck to you and yours, too!

As for the Body vs Hush? Hush wins hands down. The Body was good, but not the best. And yeah, the first 1/3 of S7 was *amazing*, and CWDP is definitely in my top ten episode list. But it fell apart in the middle and really never recovered. Just too much going on, I guess.
angela_o
Jun. 4th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
Duh. *smacks self in forehead* You can tell that the gentlemen made an impression on me if I couldn't remember the correct title of the episode. lol The Giles' slide show scene is a classic. :)

Yes, we're in an outside pool as well. I need to find some sweats for my youngest. She's a beanpole and this is one time that a lack of subcutaneous fat doesn't work to your advantage. The one bad thing is that they changed our start time to 8am which means leaving here at 6:45 in the morning. Did I mention that I'm not a morning person? ;)
chrisjournal
Jun. 4th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
Ugh. Whoever thought up times prior to 9am ought to be shot...

And I *ought* to go to bed, but I'm enjoying the conversation, a mild wine buzz from dinner, and a game of poker. Life is pretty good ;-)
angela_o
Jun. 4th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
I'm enjoying the fact that everyone else has gone to bed and it's quiet. Well, that, some fanfic, this conversation, and great mix playlist on Windows Media Player. Ah, the beauties of multitasking in the computer age. :)
chrisjournal
Jun. 4th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
Well, here's hoping your morning was significantly better than mine.

Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy. I hate card running, and I hate snooty volunteers who don't actually do work. I also hate it when the drive through forgets my order and everyone else gets theirs, and when my husband drives *way* too fast.

But...the boys had a ball, and although the older one scraped his tummy diving into the 3 ft end, the team improved their performance against the hardest one in our division by 200 percent.

And, it wasn't cold!

Naptime now.
angela_o
Jun. 4th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
It turned out to be a very good meet, although the water was frigid. My 11 year old said that her arms were numb after warmups!! I know that you couldn't have paid me to actually go in the water. lol

The big news is that my 5 year old swam her very first race. She almost balked, but the coach (not my husband) moved her to the edge of the pool and she did it. There was only one other little girl in her heat and N won, so she got her first heat winner ribbon. She was excited. So, I had all four kids swimming a meet for the first time today. It was fun. Plus, my husband got to swim breaststroke in the coaches relay and almost caught the college kid he was swimming against, so he was happy about that. :)

Do they let kids dive from the shallow end during your meets? Because kids have to start in the water from the 3ft end for ours.

I hear you on the snooty volunteers issue though. I feel very fortunate that we have a great group of parents who are willing and eager to help. That makes the entire experience a more enjoyable one.

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