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1. I feel kind of guilty about expressing my discomfort with the We Need Diverse Books campaign in the past. I want to make it clear that my discomfort is COMPLETELY PERSONAL, not ideological. I never want to give anyone the impression that I think it's "reverse racism" or unfair to me as a really-boringly-undiverse writer in any way people have industry control over. IT'S NOT. IT'S COMPLETELY FAIR, AND AS A LIBRARIAN I AM ALL FOR IT. It's only me as a struggling writer with low self-esteem, every time I see it The Lone Power whispers in my ear "NOBODY NEEDS YOUR WRITING, YOU'RE BORING, GIVE UP TRYING TO WRITE NOW." And obviously, considering I'm attributing the voice to The Lone Power, I know it's wrong, I know it's a lie, but the part of me that knows this can't think of a good comeback. "I SO TOTALLY DO HAVE A UNIQUE VOICE AND AN OUTLOOK THAT NEEDS TO BE SHARED! I'M GOING TO WRITE...uh...okay I have no idea what I'm going to write." And the Lone Power goes "SEE?!" and I go waste my time reading TV recaps instead. So what I'm saying is DIVERSE BOOKS=GOOD. SUPPORT THEM. I DON'T WANT ANY SPECIAL TREATMENT FROM PUBLISHERS. I'M NOT AFRAID OF HAVING MY CHANCES TAKEN FROM ME BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE LESS REPRESENTED VOICES. I'm only afraid of having my chances taken from me by my own internal doubts.

2. ABC, you can't CANCEL Agent Carter. I'm not saying this as a rabid fan who doesn't personally WANT you to cancel Agent Carter. Well, I AM, but that's beside the point. No, it's just, and I've said this before, Agent Carter is a MINISERIES and theoretically you can bring it back at any time, stick it in anywhere you have a break. The word "cancel" is too FINAL for something so flexible. Just say, "Not in this next year, but hey, maybe some other time!" I mean it'll WORK, we've got YEARS to explore, with the exception offinding out what happened to Thompson

there's no reason we can't pop back into the history of proto-SHIELD several years later. Don't be all "CANCELLED" about it! Be "on indefinite hiatus!" COME ON, KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN!

3. Speaking of Marvel TV, Jason has decided he doesn't care about Agents of SHIELD anymore. Part of me's like, okay, I'm fine with that, I don't need to worry about making it to the TV every Tuesday at 9, I can watch on my own time the next afternoon or whatnot (I work Wednesday mornings), but another part of me is like YOU DON'T REALIZE WHAT A HUGE BLOW THIS IS TO OUR MARRIAGE. It was our DATE NIGHT. That's one of the few things we really enjoy doing together, watching superhero shows! And I have a feeling I want to see Civil War more than he does. Which if we could only get babysitting he'd be okay with, but his parents are in the middle of moving and my parents live farther away. Part of me's like, gee, I could totally go by myself some weekday afternoon, but then I'm like, "NO, AMY, THAT'S THE EQUIVALENT OF ADULTERY. Not just because your Imaginary Husband has a small part in it. IT WOULD BE SUCH AN UNCARING MOVE TO GO SEE A SUPERHERO MOVIE WITHOUT JASON." Seriously. There's more at stake here than watching a movie.

4. I'm kind of mentally cluttered at the moment. I've got gardening to catch up on, on account of being down with the flu all last week. I have a lot of GeekMom articles I want to work on, but I feel guilty sitting down to write long enough to do so. The house is, of course, a wreck. And I still have to feed three picky eaters and myself, which is still the bane of my existence. Sometimes I just want to shout "ENOUGH! FROM NOW ON I AM ONLY MAKING SALADS AND YOU WILL EAT IT OR YOU WILL MAKE YOUR OWN FOOD WITHOUT WHINING!" But I have a hard time cooking for myself.

5. Now I am running late for work, so bye. Excuse the lack of editing and links that I would have done had I had more time.

Date: 2016-05-13 11:17 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] catarina niza (from livejournal.com)
Catching such a self-effacing whiff of type 9 it's not even funneh... <3

Date: 2016-05-14 02:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rockinlibrarian.livejournal.com
I'm writing an article on Enneatypes right now. It's fun! I should have you beta read it.

Date: 2016-05-14 12:19 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] elouise82.livejournal.com
Carl doesn't care about Civil War either, but he might come along, just because I'm planning on going with friends and he doesn't want to miss out on the fun friend outing (and because otherwise he's stuck at home with the kids!). Luckily we have enough people around here willing to babysit our two for a couple of hours.

As you likely gathered from my sputter-y Twitter responses, I am also really incensed by the way Agent Carter has been treated. They refused to market it, shoved it in a terrible time slot, skipped occasional nights due to politics taking over the screen time, and then said, "oh, it didn't perform well enough for us to justify keeping it on." It was the BEST SHOW on tv, the only show I actually cared enough to watch in real time instead of waiting until season's end for it to show on Netflix (ahem, AoS), and they smugly canceled it because they couldn't see past the ends of their noses. /endrant

Date: 2016-05-29 02:50 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] vovat.livejournal.com
This once again demonstrates the difference between people I know online and the general public, as the Internet made me feel like the only one in the world who DIDN'T watch Agent Carter. I always wanted to, but I kept forgetting, and would have preferred to start from the beginning anyway.

Date: 2016-05-29 02:03 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] rockinlibrarian.livejournal.com
That's another thing the network/company did wrong with it, they didn't put it on Netflix or otherwise make the whole seasons available at once for people to catch up on, and for a very serial story, that killed a lot of potential viewers! I hope you do get to find the whole thing eventually, it's quite a treat. But right, it's my favorite show, so of course I think so.

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