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Kate
08 June 2010 @ 06:15 am
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. 
 
 
Kate
06 June 2010 @ 06:10 pm
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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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Kate
05 June 2010 @ 05:30 pm
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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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Kate
03 June 2010 @ 03:16 am
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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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Kate
02 June 2010 @ 01:26 am
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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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Kate
31 May 2010 @ 12:17 pm
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)

Glee! 
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? 

Really?

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. 
 
 
 
Kate
28 May 2010 @ 04:04 pm
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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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Kate
27 May 2010 @ 03:49 pm
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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? 
 
 
 
Kate
21 May 2010 @ 10:47 pm
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.  
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Kate
14 May 2010 @ 04:09 pm
In three words, describe what's currently running through your mind.

FUCK YOU, KRIPKE. 
 
 
 
Kate
09 May 2010 @ 10:08 am
 I think I'm having a panic attack. 
 
 
 
Kate
09 May 2010 @ 02:53 am
 Does anybody use IRC chat rooms? Would you want to? 
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Kate
05 May 2010 @ 02:41 am
What can I say? I got bored. 

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I found this stuff on Angels365.com, which has an option for people to read the way that each angel's name is written in some kind of angelic language. The site is vague, so I did a quick look for Enochian. Nothing matches. But what I did find interesting was the symbol for Omega is used for 'mals,' which, if you've done the research (who among us hasn't, by now? But I'm saying it anyway) could have something to do with mala; Latin for evil. 

In other words, guys? The end of the world is bad. Big DUH, right?

Anyway. 
 
 
 
Kate
18 April 2010 @ 10:06 am
I was going to post this long entry about my *wonderful* experience at Wal-Mart last night, but I realized it was pretty much me ranting, and I don't feel like posting something like that right now. So I'll just sum it up in a random way, thanks to Tourette's Guy. 

 
 
Kate
13 April 2010 @ 02:09 pm
If you were 12 and could see yourself now, do you think you'd be happy or disappointed, and why?

I think twelve-year-old me would have a lot of questions. At that age, I didn't think I'd ever have a boyfriend, and the idea of having kids of my own one day made me cringe. Not much has changed from then to now; I still want to write, but I still haven't really done anything about it, aside from fanfiction. 

 
 
 
Kate
07 April 2010 @ 01:35 pm
 So...

I've decided to get back into writing fanfic. I just added a new chapter to a story I haven't updated in two years(!!!) That's kind of weird. 

Anyway, does anybody want to try writing with me? I'm up for any genre. I'm kinda rusty with this. I actually think my newest chapter sucks, but I guess I'll find out for sure as soon as I get reviews. 

I'm going to cross-post this everywhere. My apologies. 
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Kate
17 February 2010 @ 07:11 pm
Hi!  
 I know I haven't written anything here in a long time. If anybody thought I might be dead... I'm not. Obviously. :-) 

I'm not sure what's kept me from writing here. It's not like I haven't had anything to write about. 

We're looking for a new house; planning to move this summer, if we can. 
 
 
 
Kate
15 October 2009 @ 09:37 pm
 Thanks to MLIA, I'm now on Omegle. 
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Kate
14 October 2009 @ 08:10 pm
 Does anyone know of an email address where I can send a complaint about Glee? 

Comments will contain spoilers, most likely. You've been warned. 
 
 
 
Kate
06 October 2009 @ 01:19 am
 Everything sucks. 

That is all. 
 
 
Kate
01 October 2009 @ 05:24 pm
I'm trying to write here more often, I swear. It's just kind of a pain to update people on what I'm doing when I don't think they would be interested...mostly, I sleep, do housework, and tend to my roleplaying games. 

Today, however? I started knitting something again. Since the scarf I made sarah_p  last year turned out better than I had expected, I decided that Christmas gifts this year would be more satisfying if they were homemade. 

I went out a few weeks ago and bought a Learn to Crochet set, with a guidebook. The problem is, it might as well be in Dutch. I can't understand how to move to the next row of what I'm crocheting, and I don't think giving everybody one really long crocheted strand of yarn is going to be helpful. (Although, there are a few relatives i'd love to do that to, just to get their reaction. It's better than coal, right?) 

It's also really nice to have the tv turned off, so that I don't have a thousand things distracting me. 

I'm still working on losing weight. Crunches are only getting me so far, and the weather is too cold and wet now for me to go for a walk in it; I know of a few things that will help me, but Joe doesn't seem interested in actually buying them. 
I also tried some diet pills, but they just messed with my blood sugar and made me feel like I'd overdosed on cough syrup. 

We're talking about getting Uverse. Does anyone else have that? Is it worth it? 
 
 
 
Kate
24 September 2009 @ 08:29 pm
I have no words. This episode is amazing. I need to watch it repeatedly. 
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Kate
17 September 2009 @ 07:49 pm
Last week, I said I was going to write my own by-the-minute reactions to Supernatural, and that I was going to drink while I watched.

It's ten minutes until the ep starts right now, and I've got a drink in front of me, but I don't think I'll be drunk in ten minutes.


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Kate
15 September 2009 @ 03:49 pm
For one week, recommend / share:
Day 1: a song
Day 2: a picture
Day 3: a book/ebook/fanfic
Day 4: a site
Day 5: a youtube clip
Day 6: a quote
Day 7: whatever tickles your fancy


This is my guitar. I don't know how to play it yet - I haven't really had time to learn.
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Kate
14 September 2009 @ 12:42 pm
For one week, recommend / share:
Day 1: a song
Day 2: a picture
Day 3: a book/ebook/fanfic
Day 4: a site
Day 5: a youtube clip
Day 6: a quote
Day 7: whatever tickles your fancy

Weezer - The World Has Turned And Left Me Here


It's been in my head for the last couple of days.
 
 
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Kate
11 September 2009 @ 08:52 am
Why do I always feel like I've got a hangover after the season premiere of Supernatural? 

No, I was not drinking. But next week? I probably will.
Okay, I have a plan now. I'm going to drink during the episode and write my own by-the-minute reaction post. It's something I've thought about doing since last season, but I know a few other people who do the same, and I didn't want to seem like I was copying them. My drunken ramblings should be interesting, anyway.

I'm going to visit my parents next weekend if Joe doesn't have to work.
I've lived here more than a year. My dad hasn't visited me once. In some ways, i'm frustrated by that, but I'm also relieved.
Every conversation I've had with him these last few months has been the same.
"Why don't you have a couch?"
"We don't have room for a couch. We have chairs. It's not like we sit on the floor." 

Well, we finally do have a couch, but I don't even feel like mentioning it to him because then he'll just say something like, "It's about damn time. How the hell do you expect to have people over?" 
The fact is? We don't. We're not exactly the most social people, but even if we were? The house is really small. We've even decided not to have another kid until we can buy a house of our own.

ETA: Linus is bored. He's grabbing his own noseright now and going, "Hooonk." I have a weird child.
 
 
Kate
05 August 2009 @ 11:06 am
I know I haven't been online in a long time, but guys? 

I just read this and started crying. Our President is FUCKING AWESOME. I grew up in Elkhart. I've seen the factories leave, and so many people I know have been laid off or just let go from their jobs because the companies can't afford to pay them anymore.

My dad lost his job this way.

Knowing that my family is going to be okay (they all still live there) just makes me feel so...I don't even know. I've been really worried, and it's made me really frustrated that I can't help.
 
 
 
Kate
23 June 2009 @ 08:11 pm
Does anybody know where I can download Ten Inch Hero?

Okay, so it's not much of an update, but now that I have stuff to talk about, I don't even want to. *shrug* 
 
 
 
Kate
20 May 2009 @ 09:58 am
If you guys take a look at my last entry, I changed the rules of the meme because I only had one person ask me to write them something. I actually feel like writing, so go request something already!