I started this entry on Friday night. I am not having a great week. My hands have been hurting worse than usual.( cut for whinging about my healthCollapse )
I am driving the crack_van —
one last time for The X-Files
. You can view all of my recs, in every fandom, using the wendelah1 filter
I am surprisingly emotional about this community closing its doors. Fanfiction recs--that's a large part of what I do here.
My husband aspirated
last Saturday. He was asleep on the sofa, with me sitting just a few feet away. There was nothing I could do. Luckily, he woke up right away and was able to cough everything up. So far, no fever or chest congestion. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Edit: He was fine. I was worried we might miss The Magic Flute. But we went. It was not as amusing a production as the LA Times reviewer would have you believe
but it was...different. The thing about being a reviewer is you've seen and heard and read it all, so different wins you automatic points.
We, meaning Kyle and I, are doing a Fringe
rewatch together. He hates The X-Files
but likes Fringe
. "It's like The X-Files
, only it's good." Go figure. I would say it's like The X-Files
, only without Mulder and Scully, and with better continuity, at least for the first three seasons. He calls the fourth season "disappointing overall." That's an understatement, imho. We're both pretending the fifth season never happened. Lucky for us, it circles around right back to the end of the fourth season so it's easy to ignore.
We're not exactly going in order. Because of my fringe_exchange
fic, we watched the third season first, then the first season. I have misplaced (or loaned out?) the second season, so we started on the fourth season. Confused yet? We just finished "And Those We've Left Behind," which I think is one of the best episodes of the entire series. It would make my top ten, for sure.
RAYMOND GREEN: I can't go on without you. I don't want this for us. Kate, when you got sick, it happened so fast. And all the things that you were for me and all the things that you did for me... I didn't have a chance to be that for you. I thought we'd have more time.
KATE GREEN: (resigned) This isn't living, Raymond. Living is what's beyond this room, beyond this house, out there in the world where you're supposed to be.
RAYMOND GREEN: Then if not this, how? How do I repay you? I mean, what... what better thing can I do for you than this? You say that you shouldn't change fate, but you don't know. You don't know what's waiting for you, how terrible it is.
Yep. I don't think there's a person alive who can't relate to that feeling. Because life is wonderful, but it's also terrifying. I'd write depressing fanfic for the episode but I already did, in a way. The theme is similar to my Fringe
fic, "Reason." Summary: She'd build a time machine if that's what it took to get him back. I wrote mine first.