I have nothing to say re: LJ exodus. I will be sad, but, life is life, the internet is a fickle place, and sometimes evil wins. Blah blah blah.
Re: life, can I just say, HI, WHAT THE FUCK. There are bad weekends and then there is the weekend I just had. It went kind of like:
GRANDMOTHER: So, the memorial service of my friend is this weekend.
ME: Oh my gosh, is there anything I can do to help?
GRANDMOTHER: Why, yes, actually, her daughter is coming into town with two of her sons, PERHAPS YOU REMEMBER THEM FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD AND
MAYBE YOU CAN MARRY ONE OF THEM
ER, THEY ARE VERY HANDSOME.
ME: Oh, uh, okay, so... but I meant can I help with the memorial service, though?
DAD: So, I was playing basketball with The Poor Bereaved Grandsons today and I told them all about you
AND I THINK THEY'D BE WILLING TO COURT YOU
ER, THEY SEEM VERY INTERESTED IN MEETING YOU.
ME: I have already met them. Many moons ago. Also, hi, memorial service?
DAD: Oh, right. Still.
DAD: Oh, hi, I just thought I'd randomly show up at your work with The Poor Bereaved Grandsons and introduce you, you know, in case you wanted to get married immediately. There are two of them!
ME: Isn't that one 17? I think that's illegal.
DAD: Rules are for babies.
ME: OKAY, GO AWAY NOW.
POOR BEREAVED: Hiiiiiii there.
ME: JESUS CHRIST, PEOPLE. MEMORIAL SERVICE.
SUNDAY, PRE MEMORIAL SERVICE:
GRANDMOTHER: This is my granddaughter! Look, isn't she beautiful? SHE'S ALSO OF MARRYING AGE. JUST IN CASE YOU WERE THINKING OF PROPOSING.
ME: Maybe this is inappropriate, BUT I WISH THIS WERE A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ME
. FOR GOD'S SAKE I AM ONLY EIGHTEEN.
GRANDMOTHER: Let's go over there
, I see more Available Young Men to introduce you to!
SUNDAY, POST MEMORIAL SERVICE:
HOT BEREAVED GRANDSON: So, hi.
PIMPTASTIC ELDERLY RELATIVES: *gaze adoringly*
ME: So, uh. Hi.
PIMPTASTIC ELDERLY RELATIVES: OH LOOK, THEY WILL HAVE SUCH BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN TOGETHER.
ME: OH FOR GOD'S SAKE, I'M BECOMING A LESBIAN JUST TO SPITE YOU PEOPLE.
SERIOUSLY OUT OF HAND ELDERLY RELATIVES:...Uh, well, have you met Jane here? SHE'S VERY SMART AND LOVELY.
ME: I give up.
And it didn't end there. Actually, the weekend ended with a broken down car in the middle of an intersection, a hot cop, and a van full of scantily clad girls on their way home from church camp. But that's a story for another time.
Another thing that makes me just...agh. I have become a slave to SGA! I need more stories! It's gotten to the point that I'll even brave sgastoryfinders
, something I never do for its equivalent in SPN fandom...mostly because I've never had to, because my flist is magical and shiny, but...*shudder*: Many moons ago, when I started reading fanfic, I recall a story (Ithink it was actually called Allina) which took place both during the episode The Brotherhood where Allina and Rodney got together, and a few months later when she turned up pregnant on Atlantis (she may have brought a ZPM). Rodney, the father, is not amused and is very abusive towards Allina. He rapes and beats her. Surprisingly, there is a happy ending.
Oh, fandom/world/life. Thanks, but...no thanks.