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08 July 2008 @ 10:47 am
my brain…  

…it has been entirely eaten by Doctor Who. I don’t read or write fic, and don’t even *want* to (except those other two Methos novels I’d like to write someday), but damn, I am *totally happy* doing nothing but sitting around thinking about Doctor Who, and admiring the icons people’ve made. I would be perfectly happy sitting around making a zillion icons myself. One that somebody made has made me want to try making a *fanvid*, for God’s sake. I have neither time nor talent for it, but damned if I don’t want to. Srsly. Stick a fork in me, I’m done.

Except, of course, I’m *not* done, and I can’t spend a million happy mindless hours playing with images and text and making new icons, and I don’t have any MU*s left upon which I can RP, which sounds *exactly* like the right speed just now. Of course, it’s just as well I don’t, because I’m still working on this damned book. I got the first eleven chapters and about half of chapter 12 (where the book broke) revised yesterday. I’ve got to add a new scene still, and then fix 13-16, where a WHOLE LOT MORE stuff happens before I get to where chapter 17 currently starts. It will be better when I’m done, but at the moment, well. I’d rather watch Doctor Who.

I failed to take a picture for Project365 yesterday. I don’t know what that means. Do I quit? (I’m not having much fun with it right now, in part because I don’t have very many brain cells to dedicate to it, so I’m ending up with a lot of last-minute cat pictures. Whee.) Do I just say “oops, missed a day?” Do I add a day on to the end? I donno what to do.

This morning’s bizarre dream featured the cast of Questionable Content, who were all in Paragon City, which happened to be located in Hawaii. Faye woke up pregnant (she and, er, apparently Marten, were trying to get her that way), and in the dream the comic strip went like this: black frame, black frame, black frame, black frame with a white text box with a “!” inside it, black frame with Faye sitting up with really big eyes, black frame with her saying, “Oh my God!”. Next page: Faye, Dora and Raven were baby-shower shopping (in color). Next page: they had all become black and white and were standing in front of a mirror. They were all wearing different styles of 1920s dresses in 1960s print fabric, and all had Lulu short sharp bobbed haircuts. Next page, Hannelore is in black and white and terrified by it, and then her hair (which had gotten a lot longer) started glowing neon green, making her the sort of first in Pleasantville to become colorized, and people flocked to her. I was not part of this, you understand. I was reading it. And then I ended up having dinner with agrimony/Tara and several others, some of whom may have been fictional and others of whom may have been, like, Ellen Kushner, and there were superheroics and disappointment that my books weren’t shelved in the restaurant’s tiny “fairyland” bookstore, and…

I think I need to start exercising and going to bed earlier. o.O Although I’ve been just sleeping for *crap* the last couple nights anyway, so I don’t think that without the exercise going to bed earlier would do any good.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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Melinda: Hugsmythrana on July 8th, 2008 11:06 am (UTC)
Project 365
Sounds like you are having a rough day. Hope it gets better soon. As far as your project goes I think you should just add an extra picture today or before the end of the week so you still total out 7 for the week. If you wait until the end you might forget. ;) I know I would. Don't give up! It is a wonderful project.
Good luck on everything and hope you start sleeping better soon. It really sucks when your brain and body won't cooperate for a good nights sleep. I have had nights when I get up every hour or two and it just makes me want to scream. Luckily I manage to restrain myself for the sanity of those around me.
Have a great day!!
ex_kaz_maho on July 8th, 2008 11:26 am (UTC)
Can't. Stop. Thinking. About. Doctor Who.

Yeah... me too. *g*
Shannachieshannachie on July 8th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
Good for you to be in Hawaii last night in your dream. for in my dream I was in Ireland (rather than Germany) running away from a major vulcano explosion in the Wicklow Mountains. :-))
madmiss on July 8th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
I too can not get Dr who from my head and have been rewatching loads of it...

"I'm Sir Doctor of Tardis" .....*Snarf*
Pamelajeditigger on July 8th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
This is like a conspiracy. A friend of mine sent me the first season on DVD, and considering the last month and all, I haven't had a chance to watch it. Apparently I am Behind on the Coolness, because all my friends seem to dig it.
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
I've just re-watched the first season, and I would _come watch it again with you right now_ if I could. :)
Pamela: Did I leave the gas on?jeditigger on July 8th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Okay, okay, I'll get to it!

Jinkies. ;)
ruford42 on July 8th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Can totally relate to the WhoMania since there's only two current authors on your side of the pond who I'm particularly interested in collecting autographs -- yourself and Russel Davies. :)

Though after skimming this, starting to think Jo's dreams of giant snakes, uber-evil and psychadelic wonderlands...might just be a tad tame by comparision!

Although, now I do wonder what MU*s you used to play on? I'm still on a handful, but actual RP has mostly gone out the window namely since when I do get downtime, I prefer to be away from the computer these days -- but do have to wonder. Encountered stories of the Immortal Jim Butcher having been on Amber, so curious what settings (and who's writing) inspired you enough to inhabit a character in their make believe world.
kit: myrysmizkit on July 8th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
*laughs*! Damn, I'm in good company! :)

And Jo comes by it naturally, it seems. :)

I started out on TwoMoonsMUSH, an ElfQuest MUSH, in '93 and played there for nigh unto a decade, over half of which I played Ember, as well as a bunch of non-book characters. I played on Amber, too (I've known Jim for like twelve years 'cause we met online back in the day), but I've never been the fervent Amber fan that many are, and didn't play any book characters.

I started (the first, and, why, yes, I am still proud/possessive of that fact) X-Men MUSH (Classic X-MUSH) in early 1994, which ran for about 15 months before imploding, where I played Rogue (surprise surprise). I never played on an actual Highlander MUSH, but shadowhwk and I must've done about a million words of Highlander RP. Never got into Garou or PernMUSH, though I have a lot of friends who played there. One of my favorites was MaddockMUX, which was an original-world Western that had some of the highest-quality RP I've ever encountered.

I dabbled in other places, but those were really the big time sinks. :) I find MUSHing and writing novels mostly incompatible (because MUSHing is interactive, so it's half the work and twice the fun!), but that doesn't mean I don't *miss* the RP like hell.
Pamelajeditigger on July 8th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
....Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh....so that explains how we have random friends in common. I never played on the original Amber, but I know the founders and other Amber players.

I'd started wondering when you showed up on denyse's comments, since I've known that wonderful lady for like, uh, 12 years.

At least.
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I've known her...pretty damned close to that long myself, although we've never met IRL. :)
Pamela: Tessajeditigger on July 8th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
HA! I gotcha one up there. :) We met in Boston. Admittedly a long time ago. Thpt.

I should peruse your friends list to see who else we have in common. I'm guessing you know evilhat too?
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
A'course. :)
Pamelajeditigger on July 8th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
AHA! And esmerel, another way longtime buddy. And of course, the lovely lithera. Madame, not only are you a terrific writer, but I applaud your taste in friends. :)
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
*laughs out loud* Why, thank you! :)
Marithmarith on July 8th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
Huh, that makes me wonder if anyone has created a WhoMUSH yet. And if people still RPMU* :)
kit: myrysmizkit on July 8th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
I think a WhoMU* would be hard to run/play in, but it's hard to imagine there's not something out there. And I think there are a few people left who RPMU*. I just don't have the spoons...
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on July 8th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
I still RP mud. :)


Which is probably why I don't write anything. :)

Edited at 2008-07-08 03:23 pm (UTC)
Mary Annepers1stence on July 8th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
I am vastly entertained by your dream....
T. Revst_rev on July 8th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Questionable Content seems to take place in someplace very much like Paragon City, so that's all right.
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
...it actually sort of does, doesn't it?
T. Revst_rev on July 9th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Also, AmberMUSH, siiiiigh.
rfrancis on July 8th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
I've been like that about Doctor Who, except I've been like that since about 1978. :)

If I write any Whofic, though, it'll probably be for Darker Projects' audio series, if they're still planning to do more. I was actually into discussions with them for doing just that, then got my directing gig at Pendant and fled in panic.


kit: drwhomizkit on July 8th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
I am astonished you have ever been able to get anything done in your whole life. My brain is *totally* eaten. I haven't been this happily obsessed over a tv show in *ages*.

But no writing fic for me. It's not that kind of obsession, really.
rfrancis on July 8th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who has been, is, and apparently will continue to be my favorite TV show ever. I wish I'd saved it, and I just wasted a bunch of time searching to see if I had, but once someone asked about people's favorite fiction characters ever or somesuch thing, and I realized mine's the Doctor, because honest to goodness, geeky and lame as it may be of me, he has always represented ideas that are core to who I am: that being clever, and moreover, just KNOWING THINGS is vastly preferable to being tough or mean or violent, that every single life including the ones that you don't know at all is incredibly precious, that authority is meant to be questioned, and of course, that dressing weird is fun.

You know that David Brin thing where he compares Star Trek (democratic, everyone can pitch in, etc) to Star Wars (elitist, you have to be born a Chose One to matter, etc)? It always perplexed me that anyone would ignore the vastly preferable messages of Doctor Who -- that a "nobody" (like Donna Noble) can be the most important person in the universe under the right circumstances, that courage isn't in putting on uniforms and going to war but in putting on compassion and going to save, that you don't need an Alliance or a Star Fleet or whatever else to tell you what you can be, you can just GO BE IT. (Indeed, all institutions and organizations are viewed with vast suspicion in the entire history of Doctor Who. I'm down with that.)

Yeah. I love me some Doctor Who.
kit: drwhomizkit on July 8th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
You know, Ted and I were having basically this discussion just a couple of days ago. Talking about how the entire point of Doctor Who is how this is a man (or whatever) who is *utterly fascinated* by life, and who finds it exciting and interesting and wonderful in all its forms, and how it's basically an inherently not-American idea. If the US did a version of Doctor Who it would mutate into an action-adventure kill-'em-all kind of story in very little time. And that would be terrible, because the Doctor is much, much better than that.

So I'm basically right there with you on this, only, you know, a little late to the game... :)
rfrancis on July 8th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
A telling bit was in the early 1970s, where Jon Pertwee insisted on playing an action hero version of the Doctor. An action hero who detested the violence of UNIT, never used a weapon, and when he got into altercations, stopped his opponents with "Venusian aikido," using an immobilizing nerve press that caused no damage and from which they promptly recovered thereafter. I mean, he didn't even punch people. :)

I have issues with Davies as writer from time to time, but I am grateful to him for not only bringing the Doctor back but So Totally Getting It and communicating the idea of the champion of life (the novels say Champion of Time, but screw them) to a new batch of viewers. Does it get ridiculously messianic from time to time? Sure, but there's a reason people look for messiahs, you know?
Pamelajeditigger on July 9th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, holy crow, I'd forgotten all that about Pertwee. And his ruffled shirt. Hahahahaha.
Trent the Uncatchable: comicsknappenp on July 8th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
You should get a gaming group together, then. It's not the same as online RPG, but at least attempts to scratch the itch...