kaffyr: The TARDIS at Giverny (TARDIS at Giverny)
A Very Happy Birthday

Best wishes to [personal profile] supergee , a wry observer of life, the universe, and everything, and a master of multiple fannish modes of communication with which to talk about what he sees. I met him about 16 years ago (dear lord, 16 years?) on Usenet's Rec. Arts. SF Fandom (rasseff, of blessed memory) and I've never stopped being glad I did. May the coming year be free of annoyances and happily full of good books and good company.

Best wishes, too, to [livejournal.com profile] heatherbelles, who I first met on TWoP eight years ago (holy crap; I was thinking that it was only a few years ago, but it's eight years ago) and who I liked immediately. I've never stopped liking her, and I hope that she has a marvelous birthday!

(no subject)

Sunday, 1 June 2014 08:14 pm
kaffyr: Umbrella's, figure rise in a field; from Magritte? (umbrellas rise)
I guess I only write on the weekends, eh?

Goodbye, TWoP )

FB housing )

heat and kitchen faucets )

That's about it. Wow, what a spectacularly uninteresting post.

Dept. of WTF

Thursday, 27 March 2014 04:30 pm
kaffyr: A typical day in the BSG!verse (Frakkin' Watchtower)
 Because Really .. WTF?

1. My brother will have having quintuple bypass surgery Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. I'm still painfully in the dark by my lights - although not by my little brother's - and wish I could just get the fuck up there. Can't, so I'll pray down here. I've talked to Mum a bit, as well. 

2. I got into this here Intarwebz fandom and far more than that, through a site called Television Without Pity. That was back in 2006. I learned ... so much from the people I met there, gained so much from them, learned about myself. It's shutting down next week.  I'll write about that more later, when I'm not a scattered mess. It seems so odd that that is weighing on my mind as much as Mac's bypass surgery. The mind does weird things, doesn't it? Weird fucking things. And yes, the word "fuck" seems to be the only one I can think of using. 

More. Later. Probably.

kaffyr: A light-limned portrait of Donna Noble (Luminous Donna)
Two Most Excellent People

The day is almost done here , and is most certainly done over in England, where one of them lives, but I still want to wish very happy returns of the day to two people for whom I have affection and respect.

To [livejournal.com profile] heatherbelles, one of the first Who fans I ever met, thanks to Television Without Pity's Dr. Who forums, particularly the Party in the TARDIS (long before it became SHHHH Linda, and doesn't that date the two of us, eh?) She is lovely, hard-working, patient, kind, historically minded, and also a great judge of excellent footwear. And she enjoys Spooks, too! (Oh, and John Barrowman, but who doesn't? *g*)

To [personal profile] supergee , who I first met via the RASFF Usenet community back in the relatively dark Internet ages of the early and mid-90s. He is an omnivorous and thoughtfully critical reader with a brilliant sense of humor, the latter including an unerring eye and ear for the absurd. Happy 2013-14 to you!

kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Solemn River)
It's Ba-aaack ....

At some distant time, unimaginably alien to us, our ancient universe will die. Dead planets will swing around cold suns, circling through darkened constellations that themselves will wheel through galaxies dark and cold as black ice - each one streaming away in all directions from the rumor of light and heat, into the vast and endless Stygian dark.

And I'll still be plugging away at this damned meme.

Day 19 - The scene that made you cry the most )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Solemn River)
It's Ba-aaack ....

At some distant time, unimaginably alien to us, our ancient universe will die. Dead planets will swing around cold suns, circling through darkened constellations that themselves will wheel through galaxies dark and cold as black ice - each one streaming away in all directions from the rumor of light and heat, into the vast and endless Stygian dark.

And I'll still be plugging away at this damned meme.

Day 19 - The scene that made you cry the most )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Coles Philips)
As November Ends ...
... I am reminded that I have neglected sending birthday wishes to friends, both LJ and RL, for some time now. Before midnight comes around, let me at least partly rectify that.

Here's my wish, then, for all of the following wonderful people - may your birthdays have been great, and may all the days since simply improved from there. And if any of you had a horrible birthday, may the days that followed have erased the horrible memories. You are all truly wonderful people, and you deserve the best the world can offer, and more!

I send those wholly inadequate wishes out to ...
  • [livejournal.com profile] don_fitch  (Nov. 2) I see this lovely gentleman far too rarely in RL and almost as rarely on Live Journal. He is a gifted gardener, blessed with memorable humor, intelligence, winning smiles and a great deal of patience with the foibles of humanity. He's a jewel of fandom (and [livejournal.com profile] gerisullivan  can back me up on that.)
  • [livejournal.com profile] erikvolson  (Nov. 5) This mercurial, ebullient Midwesterner is also brilliant, funny and kind. He's a connoisseur of bheer, of good music, and good company. He also wears a Red Hat with elan. And he's in my neck of the woods, so I should force coerce convince him to come over for supper one of these days.
  • [livejournal.com profile] cathica  (Nov. 8) We hail from similar parts of the world, and share a love of writing and Doctor Who. She, on the other hand, is a dab hand at writing beautiful and terrifying tales, and can probably deal with bears and zombies with much more equanimity than I. (You did manage to get through "Night of the Living Dead." I never could.) I look forward to meeting her sometime in RL.
  • [livejournal.com profile] mack_the_spoon  (Nov. 24) and ... (wait for it)
  • [livejournal.com profile] namarie24  (Nov. 24) Both Mack and Nam are remarkable siblings, who I met through LINDA over on the TWoP Doctor Who boards. It's been a pleasure to get to know two young people so dedicated to their calling, so full of fun, so adventurous, and so honorable. They're fans of DW, of the X-Files, of In Plain Site, and of Canada. They're also good writers and beloved of everyone who interacts with them over in LINDA. Additionally, they're the first Thunderkittens I've ever known. Heh.
  • [livejournal.com profile] othermewriter  (Nov. 26) A dedicated Doctor Who fan, and fanfic writer, who shares my 'shipping interests (Rose and Nine, FTW!) and is also a fellow admirer of the Eighth and Third Doctors (Opera capes and Venusian Aikido, also FTW!)
  • [livejournal.com profile] decadentdave  (Nov. 26) A Canadian science fiction fan and songwriter who I've had the pleasure and honor of knowing for many years, but who I've not had the pleasure of visiting with for far too many of them. If you've ever had the pleasure of listening to Dave, or of talking with him, you know what a treasure he is.
From me, to all of you - and to anyone else who I might, unforgiveably, have left off the list - I say again ...

Happy Birthday!
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Coles Philips)
As November Ends ...
... I am reminded that I have neglected sending birthday wishes to friends, both LJ and RL, for some time now. Before midnight comes around, let me at least partly rectify that.

Here's my wish, then, for all of the following wonderful people - may your birthdays have been great, and may all the days since simply improved from there. And if any of you had a horrible birthday, may the days that followed have erased the horrible memories. You are all truly wonderful people, and you deserve the best the world can offer, and more!

I send those wholly inadequate wishes out to ...
  • [livejournal.com profile] don_fitch  (Nov. 2) I see this lovely gentleman far too rarely in RL and almost as rarely on Live Journal. He is a gifted gardener, blessed with memorable humor, intelligence, winning smiles and a great deal of patience with the foibles of humanity. He's a jewel of fandom (and [livejournal.com profile] gerisullivan  can back me up on that.)
  • [livejournal.com profile] erikvolson  (Nov. 5) This mercurial, ebullient Midwesterner is also brilliant, funny and kind. He's a connoisseur of bheer, of good music, and good company. He also wears a Red Hat with elan. And he's in my neck of the woods, so I should force coerce convince him to come over for supper one of these days.
  • [livejournal.com profile] cathica  (Nov. 8) We hail from similar parts of the world, and share a love of writing and Doctor Who. She, on the other hand, is a dab hand at writing beautiful and terrifying tales, and can probably deal with bears and zombies with much more equanimity than I. (You did manage to get through "Night of the Living Dead." I never could.) I look forward to meeting her sometime in RL.
  • [livejournal.com profile] mack_the_spoon  (Nov. 24) and ... (wait for it)
  • [livejournal.com profile] namarie24  (Nov. 24) Both Mack and Nam are remarkable siblings, who I met through LINDA over on the TWoP Doctor Who boards. It's been a pleasure to get to know two young people so dedicated to their calling, so full of fun, so adventurous, and so honorable. They're fans of DW, of the X-Files, of In Plain Site, and of Canada. They're also good writers and beloved of everyone who interacts with them over in LINDA. Additionally, they're the first Thunderkittens I've ever known. Heh.
  • [livejournal.com profile] othermewriter  (Nov. 26) A dedicated Doctor Who fan, and fanfic writer, who shares my 'shipping interests (Rose and Nine, FTW!) and is also a fellow admirer of the Eighth and Third Doctors (Opera capes and Venusian Aikido, also FTW!)
  • [livejournal.com profile] decadentdave  (Nov. 26) A Canadian science fiction fan and songwriter who I've had the pleasure and honor of knowing for many years, but who I've not had the pleasure of visiting with for far too many of them. If you've ever had the pleasure of listening to Dave, or of talking with him, you know what a treasure he is.
From me, to all of you - and to anyone else who I might, unforgiveably, have left off the list - I say again ...

Happy Birthday!

Natal Felicitations

Saturday, 3 July 2010 11:37 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Thumbs Up!)
Many Happy Returns
Happy Birthday, [info]darkpike ; may your day be filled with handsome men, good friends, quality theater and no household angst!

Natal Felicitations

Saturday, 3 July 2010 11:37 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Thumbs Up!)
Many Happy Returns
Happy Birthday, [info]darkpike ; may your day be filled with handsome men, good friends, quality theater and no household angst!

Natal Excellence

Monday, 22 March 2010 04:04 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Fndom turn of the earth)
Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] mostlikely2 .

Sometimes there are writers who can connect with readers with breathtaking immediacy because they seem to have the gift of saying "This is what I feel; this is who I am; this is what I have experienced. I am your brother, and we share this world, and I share some of your heart."

Sometimes there are writers who take readers to new places, who say "Look out beyond yourself; consider this possibility; don't be afraid at the fear or discomfort, push pass it and look at what you'll find on the other side."

Sometimes there are writers who see connections between themselves and others, between the roots and trunk and limbs and leaves of the tree of the universe, between heart and soul, between groin and brain, between heaven and hell, between the soup and the nuts (because they know how to laugh, too.)

Sometimes there are writers who love, and demand, and grieve, and rejoice, and are hard on their readers, and embrace them, and take them on the same dangerous, wonder-ful journey they are trying to navigate for themselves.

Rarely do they come together in one person.

They do in you.

May this year be full of challenge and success, of grace and laughter, both personally and professionally.




Natal Excellence

Monday, 22 March 2010 04:04 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Fndom turn of the earth)
Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] mostlikely2 .

Sometimes there are writers who can connect with readers with breathtaking immediacy because they seem to have the gift of saying "This is what I feel; this is who I am; this is what I have experienced. I am your brother, and we share this world, and I share some of your heart."

Sometimes there are writers who take readers to new places, who say "Look out beyond yourself; consider this possibility; don't be afraid at the fear or discomfort, push pass it and look at what you'll find on the other side."

Sometimes there are writers who see connections between themselves and others, between the roots and trunk and limbs and leaves of the tree of the universe, between heart and soul, between groin and brain, between heaven and hell, between the soup and the nuts (because they know how to laugh, too.)

Sometimes there are writers who love, and demand, and grieve, and rejoice, and are hard on their readers, and embrace them, and take them on the same dangerous, wonder-ful journey they are trying to navigate for themselves.

Rarely do they come together in one person.

They do in you.

May this year be full of challenge and success, of grace and laughter, both personally and professionally.




Infrastructure

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 01:40 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS at Giverny (TARDIS at Giverny)
External, Internal    


The Externals
  • The plumbers are gone, their deeds of heroism done, their rodding and sewer caps having comforted me and mine.
  • I've put all the rags used to hold back the waters last night through the wash, and the next step is to clean the floors tomorrow.   And these plumbers? Oh, about nine gazillion times better than the last ones, I'm thinking. Hell, they even gave us a free jacket. No, really. One of them left their Official Plumbing Company hoodie jacket here. When we called the office to alert someone, they asked if there were any things in the pockets. No ... and hey, presto, it was bequeathed to us.
  • Also, they revised their initially worrisome (she said, with astonishing understatement) "This. Is. Raw. Sewage." analysis. It wasn't raw sewage. It's just that regular waste water that has aged grease and unidentified biocrud marinating in it - rather like our own lower g.i. tract biocrud marination system - well, let's just say the resemblance between the two products is breathtaking. No. Really. It got hard to breathe in here. But, technically speaking, while it may have walked like a duck, it wasn't duck shit.
  • I have had a shower. Let me say that again, because it was so good to think about. I have had a shower.
The Internals
It's all infrastructure of one kind or another. )

Infrastructure

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 01:40 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS at Giverny (TARDIS at Giverny)
External, Internal    


The Externals
  • The plumbers are gone, their deeds of heroism done, their rodding and sewer caps having comforted me and mine.
  • I've put all the rags used to hold back the waters last night through the wash, and the next step is to clean the floors tomorrow.   And these plumbers? Oh, about nine gazillion times better than the last ones, I'm thinking. Hell, they even gave us a free jacket. No, really. One of them left their Official Plumbing Company hoodie jacket here. When we called the office to alert someone, they asked if there were any things in the pockets. No ... and hey, presto, it was bequeathed to us.
  • Also, they revised their initially worrisome (she said, with astonishing understatement) "This. Is. Raw. Sewage." analysis. It wasn't raw sewage. It's just that regular waste water that has aged grease and unidentified biocrud marinating in it - rather like our own lower g.i. tract biocrud marination system - well, let's just say the resemblance between the two products is breathtaking. No. Really. It got hard to breathe in here. But, technically speaking, while it may have walked like a duck, it wasn't duck shit.
  • I have had a shower. Let me say that again, because it was so good to think about. I have had a shower.
The Internals
It's all infrastructure of one kind or another. )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (The End & Start)
Scattershot and Un-Meta Thoughts on The End of Time, Part 1
     I didn't get (or haven't yet gotten) an overall thematic response to this episode. That's not, however, to say that I'm speechless about it. The short version? I liked it, was moved by it, and thought it was put together with the usual crazy quilt of intelligence, cheese and sporadic creative laziness. 
     Some of my immediate reactions follow, most of them are cribbed and edited comments I made over at Television Without Pity's episode thread.
     (And speaking of TWoP, Jacob's recap of Waters of Mars is up. Damned good stuff, and far more filled with love than my meta-ramblings.)
     As for EoT1, I've watched the episode twice thus far, and I liked it even more the second time.
    
...and the rest is underneath. )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (The End & Start)
Scattershot and Un-Meta Thoughts on The End of Time, Part 1
     I didn't get (or haven't yet gotten) an overall thematic response to this episode. That's not, however, to say that I'm speechless about it. The short version? I liked it, was moved by it, and thought it was put together with the usual crazy quilt of intelligence, cheese and sporadic creative laziness. 
     Some of my immediate reactions follow, most of them are cribbed and edited comments I made over at Television Without Pity's episode thread.
     (And speaking of TWoP, Jacob's recap of Waters of Mars is up. Damned good stuff, and far more filled with love than my meta-ramblings.)
     As for EoT1, I've watched the episode twice thus far, and I liked it even more the second time.
    
...and the rest is underneath. )

Natal excellence

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 04:44 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Glee!)
Happy Birthday to the Thunderkittens!
By which I mean those excellent sisters [info]mack_the_spoon and [info]namarie24 . And despite my use of the delightful xtreme's equally delightful nickname, I hereby affirm that the young women having their birthdays today are far more adult, responsible, thoughtful, dedicated and still fun-loving, than many people twice their age.

My dears, may the teaching assistant jobs be challenging without overworking you; may your ongoing studies continue to fill you with frustration and then triumph (because the first makes the second sweeter), and may they lead you to the joy of service you have made your goal.

May you also continue to have fun writing fic (the only Xfiles and In Plain Sight fic I've ever read and enjoyed), going to concerts and enjoying good times with your wonderful family and your friends. And of course, dropping in to LINDA.
You two rock!

Natal excellence

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 04:44 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Glee!)
Happy Birthday to the Thunderkittens!
By which I mean those excellent sisters [info]mack_the_spoon and [info]namarie24 . And despite my use of the delightful xtreme's equally delightful nickname, I hereby affirm that the young women having their birthdays today are far more adult, responsible, thoughtful, dedicated and still fun-loving, than many people twice their age.

My dears, may the teaching assistant jobs be challenging without overworking you; may your ongoing studies continue to fill you with frustration and then triumph (because the first makes the second sweeter), and may they lead you to the joy of service you have made your goal.

May you also continue to have fun writing fic (the only Xfiles and In Plain Sight fic I've ever read and enjoyed), going to concerts and enjoying good times with your wonderful family and your friends. And of course, dropping in to LINDA.
You two rock!

Doctor Who, etc.

Sunday, 11 October 2009 11:20 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (That's gross!)
Burn(ed) With Me
     Speaking on several fronts, the day has been less than stellar at Casa Kaffyr.
     Culinarily, my intermittently, and ever-so-slightly malignantly, erratic oven decided to act up as I tried to bake four loaves of bread. Specifically, it decided to turn on the broiler five minutes into the baking period. My house, which normally smells delightfully of baked goods by Sunday evening, smelled instead of burned flour and molasses. Of this, the less said the better.
     Medically, my constant low-level headache - a companion ever since two doctors coerced me into avoiding my usual painkilling techniques (a long and not a little frustrating tale, but, oh boy is that another story) - has been monotonously friendly.
     Automotively, the Grey Boat needs a visit to the car doctor, who will diagnose (undoubtedly at $65 per hour plus parts) some unlikely-to-be-quickly-rectified break in the fuel system, responsible for the fuel smell that has grown at an arithmetic rate. The worry's grown at a geometric rate, but that's just me.
     And finally, in a Whovian vein, I turned on WTTW, hoping to end the day with a heady and enjoyable dose of the Doctor.
     Instead, I got "42."
     God, that's one massive carbuncle of suck.
     So affected was I by the trial of watching it - yes, I watched it, because I will watch DW even when I should poke my eyes out with knitting needles rather than do so ...  uhm ... the stench of burned flour and molasses had burned out all the taste receptors in my head ... yes, we'll go with that - that I was moved to dig up my original thoughts on the episode, posted ever so long ago over at Television Without Pity. Here they are, for the benefit of people who like to see me spit and rant about something long past its expiration date, slightly edited for length and general vitriol.

****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****  

Bad Episode Is Bad )Bad Episode Is Bad )

Doctor Who, etc.

Sunday, 11 October 2009 11:20 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (That's gross!)
Burn(ed) With Me
     Speaking on several fronts, the day has been less than stellar at Casa Kaffyr.
     Culinarily, my intermittently, and ever-so-slightly malignantly, erratic oven decided to act up as I tried to bake four loaves of bread. Specifically, it decided to turn on the broiler five minutes into the baking period. My house, which normally smells delightfully of baked goods by Sunday evening, smelled instead of burned flour and molasses. Of this, the less said the better.
     Medically, my constant low-level headache - a companion ever since two doctors coerced me into avoiding my usual painkilling techniques (a long and not a little frustrating tale, but, oh boy is that another story) - has been monotonously friendly.
     Automotively, the Grey Boat needs a visit to the car doctor, who will diagnose (undoubtedly at $65 per hour plus parts) some unlikely-to-be-quickly-rectified break in the fuel system, responsible for the fuel smell that has grown at an arithmetic rate. The worry's grown at a geometric rate, but that's just me.
     And finally, in a Whovian vein, I turned on WTTW, hoping to end the day with a heady and enjoyable dose of the Doctor.
     Instead, I got "42."
     God, that's one massive carbuncle of suck.
     So affected was I by the trial of watching it - yes, I watched it, because I will watch DW even when I should poke my eyes out with knitting needles rather than do so ...  uhm ... the stench of burned flour and molasses had burned out all the taste receptors in my head ... yes, we'll go with that - that I was moved to dig up my original thoughts on the episode, posted ever so long ago over at Television Without Pity. Here they are, for the benefit of people who like to see me spit and rant about something long past its expiration date, slightly edited for length and general vitriol.

****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****    ****  

Bad Episode Is Bad )Bad Episode Is Bad )

Natal Excellence

Sunday, 22 March 2009 03:49 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Beautiful Nine)
Belated, but Heartful
Many heartfelt birthday wishes go to a man I respect greatly; [livejournal.com profile] mostlikely2  . Jacob, you are one of the most gifted writers it's been my pleasure to read. But your writing is only a reflection of you. You have a fierce belief in what is right, in what is good, and in how you fill your own place in the universe. And you fill it well - with wit, with understanding (and more than occasional asperity); with curiosity, with wisdom and love, and with grace. May your life over the next year be filled with good things, and few fools. It's an honor to know you in the small way I do.

(And I may disagree with your reaction to the BSG finale, but I love the way you write about it. Heh.)


Natal Excellence

Sunday, 22 March 2009 03:49 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Beautiful Nine)
Belated, but Heartful
Many heartfelt birthday wishes go to a man I respect greatly; [livejournal.com profile] mostlikely2  . Jacob, you are one of the most gifted writers it's been my pleasure to read. But your writing is only a reflection of you. You have a fierce belief in what is right, in what is good, and in how you fill your own place in the universe. And you fill it well - with wit, with understanding (and more than occasional asperity); with curiosity, with wisdom and love, and with grace. May your life over the next year be filled with good things, and few fools. It's an honor to know you in the small way I do.

(And I may disagree with your reaction to the BSG finale, but I love the way you write about it. Heh.)


Fashion Rearward

Thursday, 25 September 2008 12:14 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Shut the Fuck Up)
Kenley - Vintage Fashion Cockroach or Tim-Dissing Disaster? Discuss.
     Remember when Wendy Pepper was advised not to Defend the Shoes, waaaay back in Season One? Remember how she whined and whinged and held pity parties for herself?
     I liked Wendy Pepper more than I like Kenley this season. I like Suede more than I like Kenley. Suede at least tried occasionally to get out of his box. He also wasn't mean or unnervingly ept at sabotaging fellow designers. 
     Understand that I don't think any the five designers necessarily had it easy with the silly "Dress Each Other Up in a Musical-Style-Themed Outfit" challenge with which they were presented this week. A lot of discussion about the episode over at TWoP has centered on the silliness of expecting modern music to set a given style for its practitioners. Musical genres are less rigid than the producers and directors - and judges - seemed to think, and musicians now largely dress in whatever the hell they want, with some caveats.
    But Kenley whined about how difficult her genre was in a way none of the other designers whined.
    And worse - much, much worse - was her childish, petulant, rude response to Tim Gunn when he very politely (he can never be anything less than polite, mind, because he is *Tim Gunn*) questioned her grasp of hip-hop. 
    ORLY?
   
Frankly, even though his understanding was a trifle dated, he had a better grasp than she did, which made her overconfident assumption of Purfekt Nolidge even more grating.
  
Don't Defend the Shoes. Bitch.

Fashion Rearward

Thursday, 25 September 2008 12:14 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Shut the Fuck Up)
Kenley - Vintage Fashion Cockroach or Tim-Dissing Disaster? Discuss.
     Remember when Wendy Pepper was advised not to Defend the Shoes, waaaay back in Season One? Remember how she whined and whinged and held pity parties for herself?
     I liked Wendy Pepper more than I like Kenley this season. I like Suede more than I like Kenley. Suede at least tried occasionally to get out of his box. He also wasn't mean or unnervingly ept at sabotaging fellow designers. 
     Understand that I don't think any the five designers necessarily had it easy with the silly "Dress Each Other Up in a Musical-Style-Themed Outfit" challenge with which they were presented this week. A lot of discussion about the episode over at TWoP has centered on the silliness of expecting modern music to set a given style for its practitioners. Musical genres are less rigid than the producers and directors - and judges - seemed to think, and musicians now largely dress in whatever the hell they want, with some caveats.
    But Kenley whined about how difficult her genre was in a way none of the other designers whined.
    And worse - much, much worse - was her childish, petulant, rude response to Tim Gunn when he very politely (he can never be anything less than polite, mind, because he is *Tim Gunn*) questioned her grasp of hip-hop. 
    ORLY?
   
Frankly, even though his understanding was a trifle dated, he had a better grasp than she did, which made her overconfident assumption of Purfekt Nolidge even more grating.
  
Don't Defend the Shoes. Bitch.

Binary, Binary, Binary

Thursday, 31 July 2008 11:55 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Had a Few)
Getting There's...Not Quite Half The Fun
What does it say about me that I've spent the last three hours (more or less, given the interspersion of several longish bouts of solitaire) carefully reading through viewer comments on Journey's End, copying some of them, complete with notes on who said what, onto a Wordpad document, with the intention of building my own presumably vast and segmentedly byzantine commentary on the S4 Doctor Who finale? And doing it tonight so that I could be ready for Skiffy's undoubtedly chopped, hacked and otherwise adulterated version of same tomorrow night?
It says I love the damned show,  and that I'm proud of being a media geek. That's what it says. At the very least.
And in other news, how cool is my Bob, my Best Beloved, that he can look in my purse - my purse, through which I went at least twice, a task which included pulling everything out at least once, no small task - and find, where I could not, the music player previously assumed disappeared; my beloved faux-pod, which was lost and is now found again?
Very cool.
How cool am I, to put together so architecturally fraught a sentence?
Oh, cool. Very cool indeed.


*Exeunt, warbling, "Oh, 'twas a dark and a stormy night...."*

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