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I swear, it's my angsty mood-of-d00m posts that are the most embarrassing, forget posting while drunk.  Just ignore me, kthx.

But HUGE thanks for the virtual hugs.  I needed those, big time.

I watched Trekkies 2 the other day.  And wow, that Gabe turned out to be almost cute.  Almost normal, too.

I saw Trekkies before I joined the fandom, and while I still regard the hard-core Trekkers a little warily, I had a TOTALLY different reaction to T2.  Now I can see how much of a community it really is, how much people care about each other, and what they can do when they come together.


Oh, and if you've not been through the latest posts at [livejournal.com profile] erotic_elves, let me point out two great pieces of Trio-fic:

Mental That One and The Emotional Range of a Teaspoon, both by [livejournal.com profile] argyle_s

They made me do a little happy dance of joy.  :)

One of the most noticable - and most annoying - things about being thinner is how people react to me.  I *hate* having interpersonal conversations with strangers, and now it seems that random people speak to me all the time.

Do normal people strangers talk to you while you're eating?  This has happened to me a couple times lately.  Case in point, today I had lunch at a chinese buffet.  I should have sat at a table, but instead chose a booth next to a group of blue-collar workers on their lunch break.

I don't know what it is about black men and me.  They either want to critique my eating habits or date me.  This group decided I didn't know how to eat at a buffet table, and kept laughing at the plates I brought back.

"What you come to a buffet not to eat?  And nasty stuff too..." -This to my choice of hot and sour soup to start my meal

I am very habitual when I eat at the Chinese buffet (yeah, I'm weird).  I have soup first, then appetizer-y stuff, then main course bits, then dessert.  Nothing more, nothing less.  No rice.  No ice cream.

One of them got tickled at my choice of one chicken wing, a spring roll, and chicken meatballs.  "Who eats one wing, girl?"  Uh, me?

Another took issue with my main dish plate.  "No rice?  Look at all the stuff you got there, all mixin' together.  How do you know what you're eatin'?"  I replied that it was all dog anyway, who cared?  That got a laugh.

"Aw, hell no!  She's havin' a fortune cookie for dessert!  At least have some jello, girl!" 

Weird, I tell you.  A fat girl sitting in a buffet gets, at best, pitying glances.  Toward the manager.  Har har.

OH NOES!  [livejournal.com profile] 1anonymous1 just showed me this.  BEST COMM EVAR.  Maybe they can tell me how to overcome my addiction to awful, terrible, legal entertainment!  And tell me how I'm contributing to rape and kiddy porn, yay! 

Ah, that makes my day, I tells ya.

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Date: 2005-02-03 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyaeryn.livejournal.com
They did a second Trekkies? I saw the first one after I got into ST, and even then some of the people in it kind of scared me. ;) I liked ST, but not anywhere near to the level of many of these guys.

One of the most noticable - and most annoying - things about being thinner is how people react to me.

Word. I haven't had strangers comment yet, but it's annoying enough with people I already know. My mom is still worried I starve myself (I'm actually something of a pig), and my gym-frequenting, ex-dancer co-worker boggled at me if I took longer than a minute to finish a candy bar ("no wonder you're so skinny!"). I've had people (who really aren't much less thin than me at all) say I shouldn't gripe about how people react to my being thin, because at least I am thin. Okay, but dude - I still don't like having attention constantly called to it any more than an obese person likes having attention drawn to their weight, like it's some Twilight Zone thing.

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Date: 2005-02-03 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchgrrl.livejournal.com
If you liked Trekkies, you'll enjoy T2. They re-interview a lot of people from the first film, ask them how it changed their lives, etc.

I never think of anyone in the HP fandom as being that far off their rocker, simply because there are HP fans, SW fans, and then there are trekkers. :P

Having never been proportionally as thin as I am now, people's reactions confuse me sometimes. I'm not used to people talking to me while I eat - you know, 'cause obesity is contagious. Hell, I get confused when people smile at me or make eye contact. Those are things overweight folks don't get very often from strangers, it seems.

The scary thing is I think many people who've complimented me on my weight loss would be willing to go through everything I went through to lose even 20 pounds. They actually sound jealous that *all* I had to do was get seriously ill and the weight came off. That's sad.

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Date: 2005-02-03 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poconell.livejournal.com
I'm glad you're feeling "up-er". No thanks to me, since I missed your angst-y post, but happy friends=happy me.

That community gave me a laugh.

What's the matter with teenage boys these days, all they think of is sex!

Umm...sweetheart, that's all teenage boys have been thinking about since the dawn of time. Where the hell has she been?

I'm off to read those recs, since teenage boys have got nothing on middle-aged women!

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Date: 2005-02-03 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] authenticjoy.livejournal.com
I'm off to read those recs, since teenage boys have got nothing on middle-aged women!

*cheers and does the middle-age woman dance*

You can take my pRon from me when you pry it from my cold ... er ... never mind. That's TMI.

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Date: 2005-02-03 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azurerose.livejournal.com
Weird, I tell you. A fat girl sitting in a buffet gets, at best, pitying glances. Toward the manager. Har har.

Not always... sometimes, they're condescending, 'knowing' glances. And I get people talking to me all the time at restaurants. Guess it's 'cause I'm fat, so I must be, like, an expert on food. *rolls eyes* Considering two-thirds of the stuff is "eww, YUCK" to me, and that [livejournal.com profile] aikiwombat shovels heaps of food onto his plate - and goes back for seconds - while I can barely finish one plateful.

Not that I eat at buffets often. I've seen how other people behave in food lines... salad bars scare the crap out of me.

and I <3 Hot & Sour Soup. :)

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Date: 2005-02-03 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchgrrl.livejournal.com
Yes, those are *exactly* the kinds of looks you get...those I-know-why-you're-here looks. Those you-must-come-here-often glances.

Maybe they see your one plate and think you know which food is the best, since you don't have to keep sampling stuff. :)

I'm a picky eat-outer (new word!), and I NEVER go to salad bars or places like Old Country Buffet. I used to work lunch at Pizza Hut, where we had a pizza and salad buffet. Kids would *lick* the spoons and people would handle the utensils with greasy, filthy hands. Ick, it makes me nauseated just thinking about it. :-&

Mmm, hot and sour soup...I can judge a restaurant based on how good their soup is. *is buying from China Wok for dinner*

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Date: 2005-02-03 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennlee2.livejournal.com
I loved the movie Trekkies! Hilarious. I didn't know there was a sequal - must see it soon.

I was kind of a Star Trek geek back in my junior-high days. I'm sort of glad that there wasn't the Internet back then, or it could have fueled my geekiness to "Trekkies" heights.

I hate buffets because I feel like people are judging what I'm eating. I haven't had anybody make rude comments like your recent experience, though. Yikes!

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Date: 2005-02-03 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchgrrl.livejournal.com
T2 was fun - they tracked the people from the first movie, asked them what they thought and how the film had changed their perspective on themselves and their lives.

I watched Star Trek growing up, mainly because it came on Saturday afternoons as background to whatever I was reading. It never became an obsession, but now that I've been in the HP fandom for a bit, I totally understand why Trekkers are they way they are.

I don't typically eat at buffets - I don't trust that other people are as clean and sanitary as I am - but I figure the MSG kills off a lot of the germs. I guess I never look at what other people are eating, but I know most people do. Weird - why would they care?

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Date: 2005-02-03 04:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] roguebitch.livejournal.com

I have to fake interpersonal conversations with strangers *all day* at work and I hate it. I think interrupting someone when they're eating is rude -- like, if you did it to a cat or a dog or wolf, you'd lose a body part. We're not that far up the food chain. You just have to work on that librarian glare! ;->


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