January 17th, 2013

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Oh Yeah, I Have Other Fandoms...

"Defying Gravity" came on my MP3 this morning - the Glee version, obviously - and reminded me I forgot to post about season 4.

I'm already an episode behind because we missed it on Sunday and I've been too tired since then to concentrate on anything except ALL THE FEELS resulting out of the Jonathan Creek fandom flail. Maintaining momentum on more than one fandom at once is nigh-on impossible. Anyway, a few thoughts under the cut regarding episode 1, and I might actually start watching them and tweeting simultaneously as of next week.

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I have so much stuff on Sky+ to catch up on: last week's Glee, two weeks' worth of EastEnders (the New Year week stuff was so long I ran out of time last weekend - I have about nine episodes to watch now), plus three brand new shows: The New Normal, Utopia and My Mad Fat Diary. Not to mention two seasons of American Horror Story, two seasons of Grimm and all of The River. Oh, and Ripper Street (for research!) and Victoria's Children and just not enough hours in the rest of my life now that I'm re-watching Jonathan Creek. Seriously. Can I have a month off work?

I've said this several times over the past couple of weeks, but: as much as I'm enjoying the flurry of creativity and feeling the need to nurture it as far as I can, it couldn't have come at worse time. Falling back into fandom is all well and good if you don't work for a living! I don't want to abandon all the JC stuffs now they've come so far, but I'm not sleeping properly and SO TIRED it's not even funny any more. Fandom-induced insomnia is better than work-induced exhaustion, but only just. :P

Paul has asked if we can make the JC re-watch more than one episode a week. I can sort of see where he's coming from because it's ridiculously addictive (and in any event we won't finish watching in time for the Easter special), but in order to find time to construct proper LJ posts AND find time to watch other things, I don't think it's even remotely manageable. I've been abandoning him every evening since the reinspiration struck to go upstairs and work on fic (also: the office is warm, dammit), which I feel really guilty about even though he's very understanding of my need to Get The Words Down, but I'm so knackered from the lack of sleep that that's literally all I'm doing with my evenings lately. Especially because it's frelling freezing right now and I don't want to move once I get warm. :P

In writing news: the tags continue to grow. I want to get some words down on the "Crooked Lane" tag today (as we have no work) - which cannot, will not, shall never be as long as the "Three Gamblers" tag (12,516 words, FFS!) and "The Day Before the Day" (almost the same again) because it comprises a conversation and NOTHING ELSE. There is no way in hell it can go over 3000 words. Right? Please?

Once that's done I will start giving thought to posting them somewhere. And work on the companion fic. And then doubtless include MOAR TAGS as I progress through the re-watch. Bloody hell, this show. I feel like it's taking revenge on me for all those cumulative months of not writing by throwing words upon words upon more words at my brain.

Yeeah. That being said, I'll start poking at that tag now. Over and out.