: APPARENTLY I am doing NaNo after all. I am a writing ridiculously self-indulgent bandom AU with no research whatsoever and it will be awful and I will never share it but I am WRITING IT ANYWAYS because it will be Good For Me. I mean, the longest thing I've ever completed is only like 5k words and I'd like to know that I'm capable
of writing long things even if they suck. (so far I am 36 words in. GOOD START THERE, SOPHIA.) Thing Two
: Okay, so I just listened to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana for the first time (and the second time and the third time, in an attempt to learn to like it). And...the impression I'd gotten from the fact that I've actually HEARD of this song, a fair amount, and the fact that wikipedia calls it "one of the greatest rock songs of all time", was that it would be, like, a good song? But I'm underwhelmed. It's kind of boring, and also all of the lyrics are entirely incomprehensible. I mean, it's not bad
as a song to just ignore in the background, but it's nothing special that I can see. If you are a person who likes this song, could you please explain to me what I am failing to see? I want to understand!Thing Three
: Things that are amusing: listening to a band whose name sounds merely vaguely familiar in that distant sort of way that I've heard of a lot of bands, and discovering I'm extremely familiar with two of their songs. Ahahahaha.... (the band in question: Fleetwood Mac)Thing Four
: If I weren't already 100% sure about what I want to nominate and request for Yuletide, I'd be pretty tempted to request fic about the Voynich Manuscript
. I don't even know what a fandom for that would look like, but I'd love to find out!Thing Five
: My hobby: looking at different wikipedia pages all related to the same band and seeing how many different genres the band will be called across the various pages.
I AM STARTING TO GET THE FEELING THAT MUSIC GENRE IS PERHAPS EVEN MORE INDISTINCT AND PROBLEMATIC THAN BOOK GENRE.Thing Six
: I'm so ridiculous. When I listen to music on shuffle on iTunes, of course it never succeeds in actually spreading out listens perfectly evenly between all songs, so then some songs on an album end up with more listens than others. So then I feel the need to carefully listen to the lower-count songs just enough times to get them all even again, because it bothers me when the counts are all skewed like that. Except then I feel like I'm creating something artificial with my manipulation of listen-counts like this. Possibly I devote too much mental energy to this...