I am very, very much in love with Pi's Ai, Texas. I hadn't really paid attention to any of the promos because a) I admit the title made me suspect it might be a bit st00pid and b) the outfit he's wearing in performances made me suspect it might be a bit st00pid EVEN MORE. But people, I love this song. I love the melody -- I really want a word for these melodies that Pi sometimes has, because there's definitely a pattern, and normally it's in his love songs, where... I want to say 'ordinary', only not in a boring, everyday sense. You know, where love songs can be like OMG DRAMA OPERA I WILL DIE FOR YOU and then you have a melody that's more like 'yeah, I love you, now let's go and milk the cows'. This song is bouncier than Gomen Ne or Love Song, but it still does that, with the melody.
And I love the quirky drums on the chorus, and what his voice does on the bridge, and I just want to SQUISH THIS SONG.
I have been following the discussions on the Smallville fanfic archive moving to the AO3 with some interest, in various places. And, you know, I concede that it's a multi-faceted issue, and I really want to read those discussions in the spirit of openness to both sides. But then inevitably I come across the comment that goes, 'I uploaded my stories fifteen years ago and I moved fandoms since then and I changed my pseud and I don't even use that old e-mail address anymore and I haven't spared my fic in that archive a thought in the last fifteen years BUT NOW THE AO3 WANTS TO ARCHIVE IT THEY ARE EVIL EVIL EVIL. PS: yes I totally, consciously only wanted my fic archived for ~the natural lifespan of an archive~ when I put it up.' And I just end up wanting to mock people TO THEIR FACE for being special snowflake idiots.
*sigh* Fandom, always good for bringing out my impartial and dispassionate side.
On journal admin:
Inspired by solo, I've been wondering if I should try for 'a post a day' in March, too. They'd probably vary in substance, and IDEK. But I actually like DW/LJ being a bit livelier. (Well, in theory.)
Should Jo do A Post A Day in March?
Yes, dooo eeeet.
No, I'd rather see fewer but longer posts.
Who is Jo?
Should Jo tag those posts so you can filter out the spam?
No, lumping in two line posts about Pi being awesome with longer posts is inappropriate.
Which substantial posts about her exciting life should Jo write?
What It Feels Like To Be A Slob: A Field Guide For Non-Slobs
Life in the Village: A Photo Story
How To Go Japan Twice in 12 Months on a Grad Student Budget: The Life of a Squirrel, or Saving When You Hate Excel Sheets
Why I Honestly Think Kame Is Gay, aka The One With The Potential Wank
Japan Pictures That Are Only Six Months Old
All The Plants I Ever Killed: A Retrospective
The Proto-Femslash Of My Youth
Something else, which I will comment about.