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1. Spending way too much time on Wikipedia playing with ideas for my remix fic. I am so excited about it, so of course I am procrastinating like crazy and writing 200 words at a time before looking for some detail like average rainfall in a certain place at a certain time of year (*poker face*) and then looking at pictures of Mt. Etna and reminiscing about volcanoes and ash clouds (you guys think this Iceland thing is bad, try living in a place where it rains sand for serious), which leads to research on the various types of volcanoes, which leads to reading about Romans, and yeah.

2. Falling HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE with Justified. (You can also find it on hulu, which I find to be a nicer, more browser-friendly way to watch.) I love Timothy Olyphant, and therefore Raylan Givens. I love Elmore Leonard for giving him to us. I love every single supporting character. I love the south, and the way come morning in Kentucky, the fog curling and the cicadas warming to the day hot already, it's like the land knows you're there and doesn't mind much.

3. Slinging drinks. And burgers. And, when it gets to be late-night and there's no one out in the stupid Wisconsin spring drizzle, doing plenty of crosswords. And remix plotting. And re-reading Dante's Inferno for a John/Mary fic that I really really want to write but that I haven't done anything but sketch out, because I have very little time right now, what with remix and watching Justified like a million times so I can get the character voices right for fic I am not writing. *cough*

4. Being my usual excitable self.

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Date: 2010-04-25 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carrole.livejournal.com
Okay...so I hate Justified for its portrayal of a lot of things in Kentucky...

But you just reminded me of how much I love my home. And if they are showing that, then I might be a little more okay with it.

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Date: 2010-04-25 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xaara.livejournal.com
Yeah, it's not perfect by any stretch. And it doesn't convince people who already have the opinion that Kentucky is full of skinheads and drug dealers that they're necessarily wrong. But I think it's problematic because of the prejudices ingrained in American culture, not necessarily because of its portrayal of place. For the people who have the knowledge or the willingness to see past the rural cop drama formula, I think it does have a respect for its setting and subject matter that transcends the necessity of having a villain in every episode.

Are you from Kentucky? I didn't know that. Small place, these interwebs.

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