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It's at least three months though, because it's before Wales (and London)

And Newfoundland.

(I may have gone on all the trips this spring/summer.)

The trips were fun. I saw puffins. And Stephen Fry. And many other things besides.

I feel like I'm falling out of fandom/internet things. Except for GoodReads. GoodReads and I are likethis.

Well, that and the Pick for Me Book Club. Which is super fun.

But otherwise, I feel like I'm not consistently consuming enough media to... fit in. I mean, I watch some things, but I sort of start and then get distracted. It's ridiculous. The number of things I've been meaing to watch/catch up on over the past years is getting frankly, daunting.

I haven't even written fic in months, and I'm starting to miss it.

I think I'm just uninspired in general.

I may push myself to finish a few old Mentalist WIPs this week. Although, I said that at the end of last week and nothing got written.

And work is stressful at the moment. Blah.

I did bite the bullet and set up a Tumblr account. That was a step. One small problem though: I really don't understand Tumblr. I have started following a couple of things. But really, are just supposed to randomly/sneakily follow people/blogs? Is that how this is supposed to work? I am REALLY supposed to randomly search around, all, "This person seems to blog pretty gifs. I SHALL FOLLOW THEM." Because I can see myself being really bad at that. By which I mean, I will feel stupidly awkward, and never ever follow another person.

Or post anything, because I don't make graphics.

So, really, the experiment's been a success so far. That said, it's only been a week.

On the other hand, I did finally get around to watching some of Sherlock S3 (I KNOW I AM BEHIND. I KNOW S4 HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. BABY STEPS, OKAY?). I watched the first two episodes. Still have to watch the last one. A couple things:
1. Watson's mustache was truly hideous. The second I saw it my brain literally yelled: "NO. That is hideous."
2. I love Mary. I was nervous about how they would portray her, as the portrayal of Mary Watson always has the potential to be awkward. I should have trusted the writers a little more. I love how supportive she is of John. I adore her dynamic with Sherlock. I love how she manipulates both of them when she needs them out of her hair.
3. Love everyone's reactions to Sherlock's return Lestrade's is my favourite.
4. Love the wedding. Sherlock as best man was gold. Loved him with the bridesmaid. Loved how Molly knew something was going on. Loved the napkins. "And now for some amusing anecdotes about John."
5. Mostly though, I love the scene with them in the subway car trying to diffuse the bomb. He might have how to diffuse a bomb in his memory palace!
Going to watch 3.03 this week, when I get the time. Hoping I like it as much as the other two.

So yeah, am still here. Will try to be better about posting something, but no promises.


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Aug. 11th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
Oooh, what's your tumblr? I want to follow you! :)
Aug. 12th, 2014 04:15 am (UTC)
Well, it's hardly-loquacious. But I'm not kidding, there is literally nothing there. You're welcome to follow me, on the off-chance that I do figure it out and post something. (If you follow me, you only see what I post, right? You don't see the things that I follow, which are only on my dashboard? I swear, I wasn't exaggerating my level of confusion...)
Aug. 25th, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
Okay, so I lied. It turns out I might actually use Tumblr. So what's yours?
Aug. 25th, 2014 01:06 pm (UTC)
Isn't it fun?! :D I just followed you, I'm lookupatthesky. :)
Aug. 12th, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
Stephen Fry, wow!

I don't get tumblr either, which is practically my refrain around here as everyone seems to be migrating there and I'm like "but what?" I do follow a few blogs (are they blogs??) but I never look at my dashboard so lollll idek. But haha I believe in you! You can figure this out!

I'm so behind on my reading though. :((( I was going to read a book a day these past few days to get back on track, but life is so nuts right now that I haven't been able to. I'm dreaming of being able to knock out a few on the trip back.
Aug. 12th, 2014 04:18 am (UTC)
Yes, although it was Stephen Fry talking about techno stuff, which was a bit less fun than it could have been. Still Stephen Fry though.

I think Tumblrs are blogs. But probably best not to take my word on it. I'm still trying to figure out what this "re-blogging" business entails. Essentially the only thing I know how to do is look at my own dashboard. But perhaps given several weeks, I will work my way up to a text post!

I am behind on all the things. It is really excellent. I'm trying not to stress out about it. Good luck reading on your trip!
Aug. 12th, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)

I was thinking about you not posting on here anymore a couple of weeks ago. I was wondering about that, but then, everyone seems to have disappeared from here this year (and I never post myself, so I'm not one to talk). I'm glad you're all still around GoodReads, or I would miss all of you. That book club sounds like fun though. I may take a look around.

Did you enjoy London/Wales?

And yes, speaking of people disappearing, I'm pretty sure everyone just moved to Tumblr and we didn't get the memo. I'm so glad you mentioned you don't understand it, BECAUSE I DON'T EITHER. It confuses me tremendously. My plan at one point was also to set up an account and to badger Grace into explaining it all to me, because I am no good on my own. Maybe I should follow your example and set up an account. But idk, I don't get the first thing about Tumblr. I just go over occasionally to stare at all the pretty gifs. Because they ARE pretty.
Aug. 12th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
Summer has been a bit crazy/exhausting. I meant to post.

I like the book club because it at least gives me the illusion of making progress on the stack of unread books on my bookshelf. I do better at achieving goals when I have a semblance of structure.

I sort of get parts of Tumblr. Sort of, but probably not really. Hee. Perhaps we should both set up accounts and then jointly badger Grace about it. To minimize repetition for her, obviously.

Le sigh. I just feel badly about my general incompetence, and subsequent imposition on people who understand things. Plus there are my general social media shyness issues. Blah. Stupid Tumblr. I understand LJ....
Aug. 12th, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
I joined that group. I will see about maybe signing up in September, because I've been stuck in a bit of a rut lately. I'm reading three or four books at the moment but then I don't want to read on in any of them. Even though they're not bad books, not at all. So yes. Plus, the idea of someone else just telling you "read this" is fun.

Hahaha, I will think about an account (because you know I'd need at least a whole week to even come up with a username). I understand LJ too. It's easy. I'm sure Tumblr is easy too, and I get the basic "start-a-blog-and-then-you-can-reblog-pretty-things". But I don't get everything else. What are the tags? If you click on them, you get EVERYTHING with that tag and it's sort of chaotic. Where do you find blogs that post stuff that interests you? etc.
Aug. 12th, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
I do like that I can't procrastinate with books on my shelf thanks to the group.

My tumblr username is essentially the same as my FFN, but with a dash in between words.

The tags are somewhat unhelpful. And what is the following etiquette? Is there any? Such confusion.

Oh, London and Wales were lovely, btw. Wales is beautiful (though the driving is crazy, no thanks to our GPS) and London was just amazing. I wasn't there long enough. I need to go back.
Aug. 12th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
I have no idea. You seem to be able to follow any blog you'd like, from what I've seen. I am more curious about the purpose. Are you only meant to reblog things (as obviously I can't make gifs myself), or is it also like LJ where you post written entries? Someone needs to enlighten me.

Good! I am glad you liked London :)
Aug. 12th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
You can make text posts. Some people post fic and other meta, but I have heard it is not super-handy for text-based stuff. I am still not sure how useful I'll find it. I think you can follow any blog. It just seems weird to do it without any kinds of heads up...
Aug. 12th, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
I don't necessarily get tumblr either. But I'm there. Under justlook3. Mostly posting Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elementary, Disney and odd little non-fandom things: history, vintage stuff, pretty things, baby animals.
I don't follow a whole heck of alot of fandom tbh just a couple of blogs that seem to have their finger on the main info. Fandom burns me out these days and I'm really over meta and discussion. All I want is pretty pictures and the occasional fanfic so tumblr works well for me.
Aug. 13th, 2014 04:48 am (UTC)
I think the issue is that part of me isn't se what I want? IDK. I've always been more verbal/written than visual, which I know is WEIRD. I like pretty things a lot, but honestly, I'd rather if you told me a story.

I don't really want to follow ALL the fandom. I think I woule just like to follow one other fandom. Or something. IDK. It is complicated. I like the sense of community. Or rather, picking a subset of the ocmmunity that I feel like interacting with.

I probably need to take tumblr slowly...
Aug. 13th, 2014 06:56 pm (UTC)

Cathy told me you got a tumblr, so now I am following you! I will help with Tumblr things because that is where I seem to be living now. If you start using it more consistently, you will need xkit and tumblr savior (which lets you blacklist things you don't want to see, i.e. if you don't want to see my Jane/Lisbon posts, you can blacklist the tag "jane x lisbon" [what I tag them as] and everything I post and tag as "jane x lisbon" will be hidden from your dash).

There is no real etiquette for following people. You can just follow them, or you can say hi via their ask box. There are plenty of text posts! Fic memes and meta and other stuff. But mostly there are lots of pretty gifs and that's important.

Aug. 14th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)

So, I do have a tumblr. We are going to see how that goes. (The thing is, I feel like I am less visual than a lot of people?) I do not know what xkit is at all. I have heard of tumblr saviour, in my capacity as someone who gathers information about random subjects that aren't directly related to their life. But what is a tumblr theme? And why when you click on some of them do they say things like, "Allows all types of post." Why is this so complicated?

And is the ask box essetially the equivalent to the LJ private message feature, with a somewhat stupider name? (I'm sorry, but it is a stupider name.) And I think you are potentially going to regret opening this can of worms. Because, the thing that I do not inherently understand, is that if you reblog/(whatever the tumblr term is) a post, then it shows up on your blog. And the people who are following your blog see it. But if you are already following the blog where you see said post, then really, what is the advantage of re-blogging/whatevering it? Other than the fact that if you did not do that there would be nothing on your blog? Is it the tumblr equivalent of liking something on GoodReads? I just, there is a part of me that stares at the whole thing going WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?

And there is often minimal text. Which makes it very difficult to lurk around and see how other people are dealing with these issues, and then emulate them. As one can totally do on LJ, if one choses, and is a bit sneaky.

I mean, I think I understand it at a high level, but the majority of the details baffle me a little.

Can you even reply to things?

Mostly, I think you have wildly underestimated the degree of remedial explanation that might be required.

Also, I have hopefully followed you back.
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