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Put the TV on while I was cleaning up this morning and XF was on Sky One at 11am. What the fork? It was Triangle anyway. Episode annoys the hell out of me now although I was charmed when I first watched it.

Mark Snow's music is infuriatingly intrusive. Hadn't really thought about it deeply until M mentioned it, although I had found it intrusive before.

But now that I *have* noticed it, I'm all "somebody please take that boy's synthesiser and put it under a steamroller". I have the same reaction with Smallville as well.

Shame really, since I actually liked the angst angels thing going on in S8. Was one of the few

Anyway, Triangle. The 1939 Scully... do we ever find out what she was actually called? (I'm assuming it wasn't "Scully" also.)

* * *

In other news, looks like I am going to get laid off in the worst media recession for more than 10 years. Told parents this, and got a load of utter shite off them, which, no matter how much I may deserve it, was not the most helpful of reactions -- and worse, it was unexpected.

Don't want to talk to anyone or do anything right now, and I must, I must. This is what comes of defining oneself by what one does rather than who one is.

I swear to God, I am about two hours away from being fitted with the white strappy jacket with all the buckles and carted off to the laughing house with all the other loopers.

It may all turn out well. But I have a doom-sodden feeling about it.

* * *

Going to watch Lord of the Rings, FINALLY. Then I am going to paint the plaster in the bathroom with PVA and put mastic around the bath. I know how to live the wild life.

Sean Bean had better be fit. That's all I'm saying.

So I had to do it. Watched new Farscape on Monday: Neener.

What can I tell you about 'Bad Day in the Diner at the End of the Universe' which is not spoily? Hmmm.

D'Argo looks *very* fetching in black. Loved the CGI. The bad guys in this ep were disgusting and annoyed the living shite out of me after about 15 minutes. Chiana and Crais were excellent in the scenes they had. The J/A dynamic was... strange but promising. Rygel rocked. Angst on the horizon.

I am intrigued for Thursday. Better remember to programme the damned video.



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Jan. 22nd, 2002 07:38 am (UTC)

You do *not* deserve parental sturm-and-drang, even if you do neener about *Farscape* episodes.

And I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. It's very scary and sad out right now.
Jan. 22nd, 2002 08:17 am (UTC)
Can You Work Here?
In other news. The Chicago Tribune had a shit-load of publishing jobs in it this past weekend. People are wanting editors for things, including books. I don't know if it would be helpful, but perhaps you might be able to get one of these jobs and work it from there, or come here and work for a while, so you can keep the house. I really don't know. There are places to stay and people to stay with here.

There were also a surprising lot of jobs at the HGTV website. I turned Emily on to one in New York, but there are tons at the network affiliates around the country, in really exciting places like Columbus, OH, or Phoenix, AZ. From Scripps-Howard, I believe is the company name. It's not traditional publishing, but they are mostly news affiliates, and wanting writers and producers. You certainly can write news. Some also want online web people. How tied are you to print? Do you have any TV or Radio production experience?

I also know some people at Stuart Smith Media down in Kent. But they're in Kent. And I don't know if they have jobs. They did the UK supplements for R&D, but mostly the sales end, though they also did line up editorial stuff and interviews.

My Lord this sucks. When does it become official? And Laid off means what? Is there a severence package? Does it mean they re-hire you when business gets better?

Copygirl sent me to http://www.freelance.com There are book-writing jobs there. You can probably do them from anywhere.

How much do you need to be making? Write me about this, I have the mad job-finding skills after working recruitment for three years.

Jan. 22nd, 2002 08:25 am (UTC)
Grargh. Fucking media slump. So sorry. I have my crossables crossed just in case all should suddenly turn out okay, but...grargh. Is the parental fruit-loopiness a case of "we're going to be mad as hell because we're worried" or just random "we're going to make you feel worse about a bad thing" nuttiness?
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Grargh. Fucking media slump. So sorry. I have my crossables crossed just in case all should suddenly turn out okay, but...grargh. Is the parental fruit-loopiness a case of "we're going to be mad as hell because we're worried" or just random "we're going to make you feel worse about a bad thing" nuttiness? <pets K gently, offers a pint of the black stuff and a bag of crisps or something comforting>

In other news...I liked the angst angels ("the "OO-eeeeh-ya--OOO" woman, as the MBTV recapper calls her) too. And Sean Bean is Da Fitness. Viggo Mortensen too, in an unwashed way. Ding-dong. I suspect you may reject Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom as too pretty by half. I'm aware that not all women share my weakness for total pretty boys *g*.

Listen out for Mr Bean's see-sawing back and forth between dialect extremes. You'll love it. "We moost take oop the ring and use it against him!". "Tis a straaaaange faaate...that we should soofer so mooch over so small a thing". He's most noticeably Northern when he talks about not wanting to disappoint his Pa, I believe. Delightful. I have this wonderful mental image of the lords of Gondor all wandering round Minas Tirith in flat caps, supping Tetleys from the finest golden goblets.
Jan. 22nd, 2002 09:27 am (UTC)

Not that that's any help whatsoever, I realize, but all the same...
Rest assured that members of the Rev/Shan house will be wafting prayers skyward in your behalf - if you go in for that sort of thing, and probably even if you don't - just in case.
Jan. 22nd, 2002 10:07 am (UTC)
shit piss and corruption
Listen to SEP re: the jobs thing.

FEH on your parents for being unsupportive in your time of need -- especially given how supportive you have been in the recent past. It does no one any good to yell at you -- you made decisions that seemed entirely right and logical at the time. I hope they have the grace to feel ashamed about this later, and perhaps even apologize.

I hope to god you are wrong regarding the job situation. You are young and cheap, and for once this is a good thing. Hang in there, and be indispensable. Barring that, start calling everyone you ever met and mention you're looking for work.

I hope you enjoyed LOTR. I though Sean Bean was quite fit, and Viggo very very foamy (to use a Buffista term).

Thank you for not posting very spoilery things about FS to your LJ, as that would mean I can't comment on your LJ. I've asked qowf to watch for the new eps on Morpheus -- if I can find someone to download them from here it'll be faster than having you go to the trouble to tape and then convert them. I'll let you know.

Now back to the endless contract modifications I have to do this week. Feh.
Jan. 22nd, 2002 10:09 am (UTC)
I feel your pain on being laid off. But that sucks that your parents were useless. Good thing you have about a zillion people overseas rooting for you. ;-)


Oh, PS: I reread the card you sent along with the CDs, and I should have said in my email that yes, *Matt* has the Booth and the Bad Angel CD. That's where I heard it first. So of course I had to buy it, too. *g*
Jan. 22nd, 2002 10:54 am (UTC)
Fucking media. Fucking layoffs. That just sucks. Many positive employment thoughts your way, m'dear.

And blast to the parents that give you shite in times like this. A "Honey, we're there for you," is much more in line. And since it didn't come from the 'rents, let me reiterate:

Honey, we're here for you. In whatever way we can be. Don't stop talking. We care and want to know how you are.

I don't even feel back about using the collective "we" as I know it's god's truth.

As for LOTR, Sean Bean is dandy and Viggo is yummy. Whereas I appreciate the prettiness of Orlando Bloom, every single time of the four times I have seen the film now, I have thought, "That should have been Jo!" And since you have met the beautiful and delicious Jo Stone-Fewings, you'll know what I mean. Apparently they went with the pretty one over him.

Still, Jo would have been bad ass.

Revel in Sir Ian and enjoy the view. Any of that party could save me. Any one of them.

Much affection and good thoughts your way.

Jan. 22nd, 2002 03:41 pm (UTC)
Grrrr at
Hope it all turns out well, and that your feelings of doom-soddenness are mistaken. Parents always seem to feel the need to say "I told you so," don't they? To prove they know more, or somesuch. Feh on that. Nobody knew.

And yes, do talk. You were cruelly taken away from me last night on AIM.
Jan. 22nd, 2002 09:27 pm (UTC)
Stupid recession. :(

--maria nicole
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