quidditchgrrl: (On notice with Amy)
I find it rather amusing that the original purveyor of the last old and busted wank over at bad_penny is now "Mon Dieu! Quelle horreur!" over the inevitable death threats against the people she called out.

Kind of like giving a psychotic a lead pipe, later saying, "I never thought they'd hurt anyone!" when they go on a rampage.

As some folks well know, this fandom has had death threats before.  Those death threats began over ONE LINE of snark regarding a fanfic, posted in an LJ entry.

Strangely, that bit of fandom history was rather glossed over in the MsScribe/GT wank backstory.  Didn't fit quite so well with Charlotte Lennox's tale of woe, I suppose.

Putting the car in reverse doesn't take the miles off, and you can't go running off at the mouth then claim that you have no hand in what comes after.  Heat. Kitchen. And so on.

At least have the cojones to put things up under your original handle, ya wankers.

(Disclaimer:  please don't assume that you know what my opinion of this particular historical recounting is.  My opinion is rather unpopular (and don't assume that you know what that means, either).  I object to the lack of context for the recounting of the wank, and for bad_penny's "I'm not a slut, I'm just popular!" reaction to the backlash.)
quidditchgrrl: (Listen to Stephen Colbert America!)
Oh, I have to weigh in, since my name's in there somewhere (and I STILL use that icon, dammit):

I don't give a care about what some people are dishing/beefing that's THREE YEARS OLD. It wasn't ongoing - someone pulled this out of their hat and started the wank going again. Thanks, wankateers!

That people believe anything that's posted on F_W as the gospel truth amazes me, especially when it's written by people who have had direct clashes with the parties they're flinging mud at. Pot? Kettle calling.

N00bs weighing in on this based solely on the reading of that tripe? Thanks for your opinion, toddle along then.

I'm upset that there are a lot of people who have been truly hurt by this. No one is in the right here, myself included. I hate to be wrong about anything, and I don't like being deceived. (Wow. That makes me almost human, doesn't it?)

I do find it amusing when people who were, at best, on the far fringes of this as it was happening are scrambling to "distance" themselves -- a distance that has always been there. (But no, if you're thinking I'm talking about you, I'm not.)

It's happened before, and it'll happen again. It's called life. We live, we learn, we resolve not to trust another person like that again. Then we do it anyway. Grab a helmet.
quidditchgrrl: (Daaaamn!)
I have my interview Monday morning. Yay!

I typed out my notes and my questions. Um. Is six pages & 10+ questions too much (and I limited myself to whatever I could think of in 20 minutes)? The interview is expected to last about two hours, anyway.

Hopefully most of my questions will be answered during the main part of the interview, or we may be there all day. O.O

Again, positive thoughts are most welcome.




Awesome quote of the day, from Bill Maher via the Moby LJ Feed:

Apr 07, 2006 - new york city

bill maher's closing remarks on one of his recent shows:

"Mr. President, this job can't be fun for you any more. There's no more money to spend--you used up all of that. You can't start another war because you used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your
term has become the Bush family nightmare: helping poor people. Listen to your Mom. The cupboard's bare, the credit cards maxed out. No one's speaking to you. Mission accomplished."

"Now it's time to do what you've always done best: lose interest and walk away. Like you did with your military service and the oil company and the baseball team. It's time. Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or an astronaut? Now I know what you're saying: there's so many other things that you as President could involve yourself in. Please don't. I know, I know. There's a lot left to do. There's a war with Venezuela. Eliminating the sales tax on yachts. Turning the space program over to the church. And Social Security to Fannie Mae. Giving embryos the vote."

"But, Sir, none of that is going to happen now. Why? Because you govern like Billy Joel drives. You've performed so poorly I'm surprised that you haven't given yourself a medal. You're a catastrophe that walks like a man. Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire city to rising water and snakes."

"On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the City of New Orleans. Maybe you're just not lucky. I'm not saying you don't love this country. I'm just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side."

"So, yes, God does speak to you. What he is saying is: 'Take a hint.'



That totally made my day. Bill Maher is love.
quidditchgrrl: (Jello is good for you.  Also better.)
I know you are all excited to hear about my week. *crickets chirp*

First of all, my car is finished and I can pick it up Monday morning! OMGYAY. Nothing sucks more than being carless in a city with crappy public transport.

My niece is pregnant. Haven't decided whether or not I'm really happy about that, but so long as she's happy, I'm happy.

ETA: My niece is almost 21 and has an 18-month old and is married to a military man.

My sister and I are going out tomorrow to shop, then get Nat's ears pierced. (I guess this is better than waiting until she's seven or eight, when she can pick at her ears and give herself infections easily.) Haven't decided how I feel about that, either. *shrugs*

Maybe I should make waffles tomorrow, just to make it three out of three.

I've been amused by several emails I've received this week. One, for you Columbus folks, is under this cut, and evil )

Also, Sarah Brightman's cover of "What A Wonderful World"? Makes my ears BLEED. Some things are just not meant to be butchered with a vibretto.

However, Norah Jones and Charlie Hunter's cover of "More Than This" is like buttah.
quidditchgrrl: (*wink*)
Aw, Jon did such a good job hosting tonight! Extra bonus of two (!) Stephen Colbert voice-over clips, whee!

WTF to Charlize Theron. There goes your spot on the best-dressed list, girl. Same to you, Naomi Watts.

I am getting pretty sick of crying over Brokeback Mountain. But I can't wait for the DVD so I can cry some more.

Is network TV the pits or what? There was a teaser for a reality show about INVENTORS. o.O Whut?

[livejournal.com profile] strangerface should be in charge of the Academy Awards next year. 'Cause the struggles of the pimp life are best left with agents on the red carpet.

In other news, I did something very, uh, Ned Flanders-like tonight Read more... )
quidditchgrrl: (World's Smallest Violin)
My first day of official free time, and I end up wasting it by seeing Hostel.

Quentin Tarantino, I want my money back. SPOILERS )

Quentin Tarantino, you have failed me (but you're not quite Dead To Me, yet).
quidditchgrrl: (Shut Up All Of You!)
I'm glad to see that if anyone (other than [livejournal.com profile] allichan, and I KNOW she's not a H/Hr shipper) on my friends-list commented on this post, they logged out before doing it.

Of course, I won't be commenting, since sane, well-thought out responses are not really what she wants. And considering I married a man very much in the vein of one Ronald Bilious Weasley, I take offense at just about every "OMG Ron iz liek sooo meen! He could never love Heeerrrmiooone! He iz an ABUSER!" And Hermione and Harry never have experienced growing pains or acted like arses - they sprung fully formed and perfect from book 1.

When did the H/Hr ship become the old H/G ship? Please stop acting like asshats, KTHX.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] camillabloom for the link to the above. I needed to stew a little bit today!
quidditchgrrl: (I hate pseudo hip losers)
Why is it that At The Drive In (defunct as they now are) and Coheed and Cambria, to mention two bands of late, sound like Rush?

Am I crazy? Or not? Listen for yourselves:

The Suffering - Coheed and Cambria

Fahrenheit - At The Drive In

The last thing we need are more bands that sound like Rush. Ick.
quidditchgrrl: (Snape? Trent!)
Since spinning class has started, I can start keeping score... )

Random thoughts:

I am the only female in the US who doesn't like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Gay stereotypes annoy me.

Clay Aiken is a freaky looking guy. Ew, freaky. He needs to make country records so they'll quit playing him on MTV Hits.

Liam Lynch is a god. "Still Wasted From the Party Last Night" - OMGFUNNIESTSONGEVAR.

I've been woken in the middle of the night twice this week with a serious Draco/Hermione plot bunny. IT WON'T LEAVE ME BE, probably won't until I've written it. *wails at the zillions of WiPs waiting for attention* The next chapter of my George/Hermione is 60% done, and I'll be plugging away on that as well, so will not be around so much. Will try to read LJ couple times a week though. Am very reachable through email.

ETA: Darn you, [livejournal.com profile] fearthainn for posting the last chapter of Dark Directed! Now I have to read it before I go to bed. I am going to be a tired (but happy) chica tomorrow. :P
quidditchgrrl: (Hannibal Lecter - quebelly)
I've been debating about getting this off my chest for some time, but after seeing [livejournal.com profile] ladyanabelle get stabbed in the back after venting a little (and it's really an...insignificant isn't the word...I guess her rant seemed more impersonal to me), I'm ready to vent my spleen (or should that be gall bladder?).

First, a disclaimer: No, I do not consider myself anything like a BNF, nor do I look upon that designation with favor, other than the fact that it can be interpreted to indicate a long-time contributor to a fandom.

ETA: BNF = Big Name Fan, a term usually used in a negative/jealous way.

This is going to be long, so be forewarned.

Rant: How Not to be a BNF. I'm going to hurt feelings, undoubtedly. And step on toes, certainly. But trust that this is just the opinion of someone who is just sick and tired of the drama and posturing of wannabe-BNFers )

Wow, I'm not bitter, am I? :-|

Feel free to leave your anger here, tell me how I am wrong and point out my hypocrisy (and trust me, I see little pieces of myself in the above too). I'm game. There's a lot of negative feeling associated with the term BNF, and a good deal of envy as well, I'd wager.

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