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I've started a new journal here, with the intent of publishing it when I'm done with it. 

The cable guy turned ours off yesterday, then tried to bully me into ordering the service back from him. Joe and I ordered Uverse instead.

Suck it, Comcast. 

Countdown to my 29th birthday: five days. 
Countdown to seeing Cherry: four days. 

I'll do more of the 30 day meme later. I don't think my brain would cooperate if I tried that right now. 

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Day 11 - A show that disappointed you

Supernatural. Look, I know a lot of you on my f-list don't care about Adam, or are at best, ambivalent. But I don't feel that it works to have a series tell you for FIVE YEARS that family is the most important thing, introduce a third brother into the series that the two main characters accept, albeit begrudgingly, and then forget to mention him five minutes after he's sacrificed. And yes, he was sacrificed. He was willing to be Michael's vessel, up until the point when Zachariah told him that it was all some kind of Xanatos Gambit to get Dean to save his brother. When he got trapped in that room, he was screaming for Dean and Sam. It's not like he wanted to be there. We don't know what happened to Adam after that. We only see him again as Michael, and Sam (as himself!) pulls Michael into Hell with him. But Adam is there, along for the ride. And nobody even thinks to mention his name? Dean's questioning Castiel about his brother, singular, with no regard for Adam at all?
I just don't get it. It's why I wrote my fic. It's why I created this. It's why I haven't been able to successfully write a letter to Sera Gamble yet, because I don't even know where to start. I've cried about this, and I know it's just a fictional character. But how is he any less important than Dean or Sam? Who gets to decide that one person is expendable? 
What makes it even worse for me is that we see Sam at the very end of the episode, but there's no sign of Adam. 
Eric Kripke has admitted to being a fan of BtVS. I feel like he missed the point that Joss has always tried to make. Everyone matters.
This was handled properly in the deaths of Jo and Ellen, so why not Adam? 

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Day 09 - Best scene ever

I feel like just choosing one would be saying the others don't matter.
Every Big Bad fight that Buffy won could qualify. The one that stands out the most to me is when she stopped Caleb mid-sentence with the scythe. 
Dean killing Zachariah. 
Lassiter on Psych was being framed. The police took all of his guns... or so they thought. 
Any scene where Victor was imprinted with Topher's persona in Dollhouse.

Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

Oh man. I'm a little embarrassed by this. When I was in eighth grade, my parents used to watch this show on Friday night on FOX. One of my friends was always talking about how hot the lead actor was, and the opening credits. So I sat down to watch it with my parents one night, and after ten minutes? I left the room, muttering about how stupid the show was. 
A year later, I gave that show a second chance. And I got addicted. 
That show? The X-Files. 

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Day 08 - A show everyone should watch

Royal Pains on USA. It's a medical show, but I find a lot of those to be boring. Not this one. I don't know what it is - maybe I have some kind of addiction to guys that don't follow conventional methods for how they earn their money. That would explain a lot. Anyway, this is another brother show, and I know my f-list appreciates that kind of thing. 

For the record? I know there are a lot of movies and tv shows I didn't mention that I probably could have. Suggest something! I'm always looking for something new to watch. 

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Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show

I have to choose one, out of a hundred and forty-four?
Okay, I can do this.
Primeval. The Scoobies had been fighting, but they figured out that Spike had instigated the whole mess, and then Xander made a remark that turned out to be their saving grace against Adam. And then we were treated to one of the most awesome sequences of Buffy kicking ass, ever. 

Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show

I actually have a few episodes that, when I'm doing a marathon of BtVS, I want to avoid at all costs. One of those is As You Were. After enduring two entire seasons of Riley, the last thing I wanted to see was his return, but there it is. For the uninitiated, Riley is the ex-boyfriend who treated Buffy like he was just waiting for her to wilt like a delicate little flower, then blamed her for his "need" to cheat when she didn't conform to his expectations. When he returns to Sunnydale, less than a year later, he's married and kind of forgets to mention that to Buffy when he sees her again. Even later in the episode, he tells Buffy that he's still attracted to her.
Basically, he's a douchebag of epic proportions.
I kinda wish for a crossover where Cassidy Casablancas blows up his helicopter. (Can somebody write that up for me? Please?!) 

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I've been slacking on these. Time to get caught up.

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Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)

Okay, let's face it. If it wasn't for the music or the guest stars, I wouldn't be watching this show. The only storyline that has been handled properly is the whole thing with Kurt being gay and his dad having to deal with that. Finding out your baby's gender when you're only ten weeks into your pregnancy? That detail could have been corrected by doing one web search. Joe says that Finn seems like he's never played football a day in his life, because he got something wrong when he was talking about a game. These might seem minor to other people, but they're a big deal to me. Do the research. Don't pull facts out of your ass. I'm talking to YOU, Past Life. *sigh* 

Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

I'll give you three guesses. The first two don't even count. Are you ready? 


It's Hannah Montana. And if you believe that, go away. :-)
BtVS has an episode for whatever mood I'm in. If I need to cry? The Body. Every single time.
The show started when I was fifteen, and it ended just before I turned twenty-two.
Buffy and I were born in the same year. I grew up with her. And in a time when I felt like my dad and I were never going to really be able to have a conversation again, he watched with me as Willow brought destruction to Sunnydale, and we talked during every commercial break.
As the series was ending, my relationship with Joe was just beginning.
When I decided I wanted to have a baby? Joss was working on season eight, in comic book form.
When my water broke, I had just finished watching a few episodes of season six. 

I don't know what moments might be coming next, but I don't know that I'll ever stop loving this series. 

Day 05 - A show you hate

I was just talking about this the other day. Grey's Anatomy. I haven't watched it in a few years, nor do I want to. When you're writing a show about doctors that are supposed to be so amazing that they're practically in Mary Sue territory, the best way to introduce them is NOT by having them sleep together without knowing each others' names. 
And the show got progressively worse as time went on. The last episode I actually sat down to watch was when Cristina got impaled by the icicle, and Meredith was whining at her about Derek instead of actually doing her job. I turned it off after that scene. 

It's now been a week since I could hear out of my right ear. I'm making an appointment tomorrow with my doctor. I've now tried: chewing gum, a wet q-tip, a dry q-tip, sleeping with the air on, sleeping with the air off, shower steam, my blow dryer on low, my blow dryer on high, an earwax cleaning kit, tylenol, and a nasal decongestant (just in case my hearing problem is because I have a cold or something.) 
I'm kind of afraid that this is related to my agenesis, but I won't know if that's even an actual possibility until tomorrow. 

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Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching

Laugh at me if you want, but Phineas and Ferb. Yes, it's primarily a cartoon for kids, but there's a lot of stuff that only adults would understand. Joe and I watch it with Linus all the time. I recently found this episode online. It hasn't aired in the US, and I'm not sure it ever will. 
The cartoon is about these two boys in elementary school, finding ways to entertain themselves during their summer vacation (although they had a Christmas special last year, too). Their older sister, Candace, is sort of the Wile E. Coyote of the show. She tries to get their mom to see that the boys have built something, and it's gone by the time she gets there. They've got a nerdy friend, a bully friend, and their neighbor, Isabella, who is some kind of ninja Girl Scout. 
Also, there's Perry, the family's pet platypus. He's a secret agent. His side-plots involve Dr. Doofenschmirtz, who has a new plan of his own each day, so that he can take over "the tri-state area." 

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Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled

Hmm. I can think of four.
Twins was funny, and the cast was amazing. Melanie Griffith as the mother of Molly Stanton and Sara Gilbert? How can you go wrong there? It also had Mark Linn-Baker (Larry from Perfect Strangers) as their dad.
Related was another good one. I used to watch that with my younger sisters, and the way the characters were written was really true to form (the oldest was a perfectionist, the youngest was trying to figure out who she was in her first year of college) for birth order and how it influences personality.
Dollhouse. Enough said.
Miami Medical. I don't like the Mary Sue character at all (watch one episode, you'll know who I mean) but I think the show has potential.

I haven't been able to hear out of my right ear for the last four days. I've tried chewing gum, a wet q-tip, a dry q-tip, and went out and bought one of those ear-cleaning kits today. Nothing has worked. I'll give the kit another chance, and if I'm still having trouble, I'm going to have to make a doctor appointment. 

I called my relatives last weekend and told all of them that I appreciate that they want to visit, but that since a) nobody asked me if I had plans, and b) my house is tiny and I really can't fit ten guests in my living room at once, it would be easier on me if we didn't do this. I don't really get their logic. I've lived out here since 2008, and I'm a SAHM. They could have visited me any time they wanted. Separately. But they'd rather come out here in a large group.

Am I that terrifying? 

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So... I've decided to make a community here for my Adam fanfics, because I really want to turn my coda into a full 'verse. I'd include fics about Dean and Sam, too. My big problem is what to name the community. Does anyone have any ideas? I'd appreciate hearing something. I was thinking about something like 3brothers, but it looks weird to me.