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So someone posted to [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek about seeing the film with their dad and both of them tearing up and it really got me thinking and bummed me out a bit.

I am incredibly sad that I cannot see this movie with my mom. And that I can't see anything with her anymore. I can't geek out with her anymore.

I also realized that she had a hand in an insane amount of my fandoms.

She introduced me to pretty much every science fiction/fantasy series/movie I've ever loved. Let's just look at the ones I can remember: Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess... I know there's more. I just can't think of them!

I started rewatching season three of Heroes and while it's better than season two, I'm not enjoying it nearly as much and I've finally figured out the reason. I'm not watching it with her. We watched Heroes together and came up with our theories and tried to figure everything out and snark on Claire and Peter and perv a little over Nathan. Heck that was all the fun of Lost too. Trying to figure out everything together.

Thinking of that reminds me of a summer where we had a shitload of fun with a mystery. There was a soap opera on NBC awhile back called Passions and one summer they had a big overarching mystery plot. I remember both of us trying to figure out who did it. We even had a freaking chart hanging on the wall to mark out suspects. I don't remember who did it, but I remember us debating on suspects.

I've noticed that series like CSI has lost it's spark with me as well... I think part of that is that I've lost the fun it used to have fingering who did it and making fun of all the suspects.

I think she also played a large part in my love of slash (and even if she didn't I'm gonna blame her.) We always had the computer in the living room. I remember her watching Queer as Folk on TV as it was premiering and being really weirded out. I mean what the hell this is my mom watching what is kinda gay porn on TV in the same room with me. That lasted for about a season and then I just gave up and started watching it with her. (She also totally got me into Torchwood by being all "Oh yeah Jack is a little bisexual." I remember her actually cheering when Jack and Ianto kissed for the first time. Geez fangirl much, mom?)

This all also makes me wonder if the reason I latched onto House so hard is because it was something that we didn't share. We never watched House together. Never even thought about watching it. I didn't see my first episode till after I was living with my aunt. I also wonder if it's coincidence that the very first episode of House I ever saw was "Who's Your Daddy?" which had a PotW with her name, Leona.

TL;DR Version: I really miss watching things with my mom. Geeking out over TV and movies with her were really some of my best times.

I LOVE IT

May. 30th, 2009 12:00 pm
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how to...

May. 29th, 2009 03:56 pm
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Waste a Friday
01. Get up.
02. Stay on the sidelines of brewing drama.
03. Wait for bug guy to spray house.
04. Goad people into stopping drama.
05. Go to store.
06. Watch some old Celebrity Fit Club.
07. Obsessively listen to The Knife.
08. Kirk out last.fm profile with [livejournal.com profile] kohikki.
09. Love [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek.
10. Tweet about #GQMFs.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Birth-1st Grade - House in town with my grandma, my mom, and my aunt.
1st Grade-7th Grade - Apartment in town with mom
Summer 2001, 2002, & 2003 - Dorm at SOSU
7th Grade-2004 - Trailer in country with mom
2004-2008 - House in next town over with mom
2008 - Trailer in country with aunt and uncle
2008-present - House with aunt and uncle

Also I saw Terminator Salvation today. This is my review thing )
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A. Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/etc. that you've had an obsessive fannish love of at some time in your life.
B. Have your flist guess your favorite character and/or pairing from each item.


Here be fandoms... )

Keep in mind... it's really hard to get some of these wrong... Also hints available upon request.
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I went to see it yesterday. So glad I did.

Spoiler filled babble... )

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