Old blog archive: 17 September 2002

I don’t think I’m ever, ever going to get used to Pirates of Dark Water slash/smut. Especially that of the NC-17 variety. I mean, I have no problem with it whatsoever (I’m friends with people who are Star Wars smut authors, and one’s even the StarWarsChicks.com SithChicks archivist), but…it’s really not my thing. (I reread a particular fic at FanFiction.net yesterday, and…yeah. Yikes.) Maybe I just “know” these characters too well or something…Dark Water is my “obsession,” of sorts, my one kind of claim to fame (online, at least), and I’ve been completely in love with the show for about 9 years now, maybe? Since middle school. I know this show forwards and backwards, inside and out, I know the characters very well (soooo tempted to quote Bloth from the first episode and use, “Intimately…” but that makes me half-giggle, half-gag, especially in the context of the aforementioned NC-17 fic ;o) ), I’ve got the whole thing memorized and have overanalyzed it almost to death (though I’ve “discovered” new things to puzzle over more recently, so it keeps it all fresh in a way)…so seeing something that’s kind of “deviant” from the show’s norm is, I guess, just a bit unsettling in some ways. But that’s just me, and my personal preferences–I hope I didn’t offend by mentioning this.

Speaking of fanfics, I need to continue mine. And put them up here. And put up the fic of the guy who posted a link to his at the board. And… *pants* So much offline crap to take care of, guh…I’ve been neglecting my sites terribly. I also know I’m really behind on e-mail–for those of you who’ve sent me messages that might see this, I’ve gotten them and I did read them–I just keep putting off replying them…sorry!! ^^; I’m at least a month behind on my personal mail as well, so don’t take it personally…I’m just a lazy slug. 😛

Old blog archive: 13 September 2002

Did watch my Saga Begins tape, but…review later. It was all right…they changed a lot of the music and cut a lot out and added a scene in at the end that doesn’t fit with the rest of the storyline, but served to sort of add continuity to the one just in the 1st 5 episodes.

But I’ve been meaning to post this:

I bought this at Prints Plus a few weeks ago, and it struck me as being extremely Dark Water-ish–like the Dragon’s Maw from the first episode at night, except with a more Earthly boat. ;o) Plus, it’s just gorgeous–the text reads, “Dreams are / journeys that take / one far from / familiar shores, / strengthening the heart, / empowering the soul.” I bought about 5 other posters, but this is the only one appropriate to post here (I doubt a pink one with Mike, Sulley, and Boo from Monsters, Inc. would be totally appropriate :P).

Old blog archive: 01 September 2002

My friend Andy…totally rocks. He actually found a copy of The Saga Begins in a local bookstore near where he lives, and I urged him to get it for himself–but he’s here for Dragon*Con this weekend and gave it to ME for my birthday (which was Thursday; I’m now 21 *dances*)!! *grins* So I now own The Saga Begins. Woooo!! *cheers madly* Haven’t watched it yet…D*C’s still going on and I’ve been too tired when we got back–maybe some time next week or so…will post my list’o’differences� then. O:o) Need to make a master list of that, really (or as master a list as I can, as I’ve heard there were many different TV edits, but at least between Cartoon Network’s PoDW, Dark Water, and The Saga Begins)–I’ve been so busy, though…I’ve got 7 classes this semester (2 are music performance classes, but still–I only get 1 credit hour for each while they’re each worth 3 hours of in-class rehearsal per week…and 3 in-class major-related classes, 1 major-related independent study, and advanced Japanese)–and it’s looking like it’ll be a sporadic-updates semester again. *sigh* I really hope not. Oh well, we’ll see.