To bring you up to date, in the last couple of weeks since I left my mother's house in Maine I:
- Hung out on Cape Cod with ali_wildgoose and emsariel
- Went to theoblack and blackholly's awesome New Year's party, which was followed by a gift exchange with good friends
- Saw Evil Dead the Musical with bhanesidhe and her friend Simon (Val, he does have an LJ, right?)
I know I haven't been posting much over the past two months, which is mostly due to a horrible case of writer's block that has metastasized from schoolwork to fic to LJ posts to emails. I have thoughts but I keep stopping before I actually write them down. The rants you have been spared in the past two months include( race and geekiness, sexuality and slash, hegemony and fandom power, and gender and humor. )
As you can probably see, one of my ongoing issues with this journal is what its purpose is and who its audience is/should be. Most of you that I've friended are old pals from HP days, not to say that I've left those days behind because I very much haven't. But this journal has been about more than HP for quite a while now, and also hasn't been about my personal life since I created a personal LJ and decided that I wanted jlh
to be as free of f-locked posts as I could make it. Also, I really don't want to post about school, and school eats my head on a fairly frequent basis. Not to mention that posts about my academic work not only would make everyone's eyes roll back in their head, but also feel inappropriate for this space (not to mention a little too personally identifiable).
For about a year now, I've been posting a lot about television and movies, which is fine, except that I'm not sure that other than American Idol I'm watching the TV y'all are watching, because I'm not a SF TV fan. ( An apologetic note about not liking speculative fiction, and not having an inner twelve-year-old boy. )
Now, this isn't about comments, because we none of us comment on everything that we liked reading, but more a vague sense that not a lot of you are watching Top Chef or Studio 60 and while everything I write isn't going to be profound I don't want to end up off the filter because I'm yammering on about not much. Also, you know, you just sort of get out of the habit and then it's like, why would anyone want to hear my thoughts on yaoi, anyway? So anyway, this is an incredibly apologetic post just to clear things out and get myself back in the swing of things, and today I'm going to poke at some fic to see if I can't get the juices flowing again, get kick started, so that sometime next week I will actually be able to, horror of horrors, get some fucking work done around here
. I end with a poll, to make myself feel a little better after all that insecurity, and to reward you for sticking around through all of this, because you all rock, whether you ever comment or not. Seriously.