goodnightmoon: Mulder 2 (Logan)
Not much of an update, but I thought I'd write something about the holidays before it seemed to far in the past to bother. Christmas was all right, though I really wasn't in the holiday spirit much this year. Cassie got Monster High dolls, as usual, and Walt got Legos and DVDs and clothes, and they were both quite happy with their gifts. Trudy and her family came over Christmas eve and we had a pretty simple dinner, ham and roasted brussels sprouts, stuffing and mashed potatoes, and lots of Baileys. Cassie was just getting over the upper respiratory crud so we kept Christmas day pretty quiet. Christina, Franke and Brett came over and we played a few rounds of We Didn't Playtest This At All and ate pie. Cassie recovered from the crud, and had an epic sleepover on New Year's eve. I had six girls here between the ages of 10 and 15. The last one only just went home yesterday.

Then Cassie woke up this morning around 4, sick as could be all over again. Fever, cough, headache, stomach ache, the whole enchilada. She even said if she doesn't feel better by Tuesday she'll agree to go back to the doctor, which means she's at almost Ebola on the pain scale. She's coughed for hours on and off, then has dozed fitfully today.

Fandom wise there isn't much going on. It's truly Hellatus, with both Supernatural and Revolution on pause. Thank goodness Revolution comes back this week, though I had to admit I'm kinda scared for its future. I've read multiple cancellation prediction charts that have it listed as "sure to be cancelled at the end of this season". Which sucks, because it's improved so much this year. If year One had been this strong, I think the numbers would be very different. And the fandom just isn't growing very much. What fandom there is seems to mostly ship Charlie and Monroe and just OH GOD NO.

And Supernatural, while I'll always love the characters, I feel disconnected from the show. I think it should have gone out strong two seasons ago.

Sherlock is good, though there's a shift in the mood and tone that I can't quite put my finger on that I'm not loving. Too many quick cuts, too music video-esque or something. Not quite as moody. This Sherlock isn't as dark.

Nightvale continues to be a source of pure joy. I've read more Nightvale fic in the last couple of months than I have of any other fandom in years.
goodnightmoon: Mulder 2 (Logan)
I was so sad to read that the crack_van community is shutting down. I have to confess that I'm an old curmudgeon and I hate that fandom has migrated to Tumblr and other parts unknown and unknowable. I don't get how to really interact on Tumblr and don't enjoy using it very much. It makes me very nostalgic for the heyday of Livejournal and fandom in general. It doesn't seem as unified as it once way. I see the Revolution comms struggling to get people to participate and I feel bad that I'm no longer jumping into the fray to joyously participate. So I guess I'm just as much a part of the problem as everyone else who has abandoned Livejournal for Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr.

I have to say that I just haven't been completely obsessed with much in a long time. Too busy with kids and medical stuff and other aspects of life. And I'm just not crazy in love with Supernatural anymore. I still love Sam and Dean, I always will, but I'm ready for the show to be over. For about two seasons now. This season feels like filler. I love Revolution, but the fandom is small and the most popular pairings don't do anything for me, so there's virtually no fic that interests me. Hannibal is amazing perfect for what it is and I want more, but don't feel any interest in fic or fandom. Nightvale has taken over my brain, and that's pretty much the only fanfic I've been reading (or attempting to write).
goodnightmoon: Mulder 2 (Logan)
I keep swearing I'm gonna come back here and post before they shut the place down, but I never do. So here goes.

Things have been busy as usual; at one point in May I had four teenagers for a few weeks. My two, a nephew, and nephew's friend who I took as an emergency foster when his mother had some issues. That was an interesting experience. I think they played about a thousand hours of Minecraft and went through 100 gallons of milk in three weeks. But now I'm down to just my own two kids. Nephew is staying with grandparents for a while, then heading off to live with his mother, foster kid has gone to live with his grandparents, and my food bill has been cut in half.

We've been dealing with the usual rounds of health issues. Walt has been having periodic episodes of vomiting that have gotten more and more frequent. At this point he has a 24 hour period every couple of weeks where he can't keep any food or liquids down, and all the testing so far has come back normal. We'll be having some more done in August.

Cassie is mostly stable, other than a very deep non-healing would on her right foot. We thought it might be Squamous Cell Carcinoma, but the dermatologist thinks it's okay for now. She referred to a wound care center at the hospital that is staffed by people who had never heard of EB before, and seemed to think I was being overprotective and bossy when I wouldn't let them debride the wound. So they gave us some samples of a silver calcium alginate dressing and sent us on our merry way. Cassie has been really tired the last couple of weeks; having trouble even staying awake long enough to eat sometimes. She got up today at 11, took a nap from 2-4, and asked to be put to bed at 8pm. Hopefully she'll perk up a bit soon.

In fannish news I am not as excited about Season 9 of Supernatural as I should be. I love Sam and Dean and I will forever, but I'm ready to let them ride off into the sunset and live on in fanfic. But I am very happy about season 2 of Revolution.
goodnightmoon: Mulder (pic#5772827)
Firs time crossposting to Dreamwidth. I'm starting to worry one day I'll log onto LJ and find it's gone, or at least no longer in English.

Things have been busy as usual; at one point in May I had four teenagers for a few weeks. My two, a nephew, and nephew's friend who I took as an emergency foster when his mother had some issues. That was an interesting experience. I think they played about a thousand hours of Minecraft and went through 100 gallons of milk in three weeks. But now I'm down to just my own two kids. Nephew is staying with grandparents for a while, then heading off to live with his mother, foster kid has gone to live with his grandparents, and my food bill has been cut in half.

We've been dealing with the usual rounds of health issues. Walt has been having periodic episodes of vomiting that have gotten more and more frequent. At this point he has a 24 hour period every couple of weeks where he can't keep any food or liquids down, and all the testing so far has come back normal. We'll be having some more done in August.

Cassie is mostly stable, other than a very deep non-healing would on her right foot. We thought it might be Squamous Cell Carcinoma, but the dermatologist thinks it's okay for now. She referred to a wound care center at the hospital that is staffed by people who had never heard of EB before, and seemed to think I was being overprotective and bossy when I wouldn't let them debride the wound. So they gave us some samples of a silver calcium alginate dressing and sent us on our merry way. Cassie has been really tired the last couple of weeks; having trouble even staying awake long enough to eat sometimes. She got up today at 11, took a nap from 2-4, and asked to be put to bed at 8pm. Hopefully she'll perk up a bit soon.

In fannish news I am not as excited about Season 9 of Supernatural as I should be. I love Sam and Dean and I will forever, but I'm ready to let them ride off into the sunset and live on in fanfic. But I am very happy about season 2 of Revolution.

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