Oh right, they passed by in a haze of me obsessing over fandom. *cough* I need to learn to moderate my viewing experience.
I have not yet finished watching Slings & Arrows, on account of getting distracted by ANOTHER show. Although, on the S&A front, I have discovered that someone I know in real life is a fan of it! It is so strange (and so awesome) to get crossovers of real life and fannishness like that!
Continuing on the theme of such crossovers, this weekend was Canadian thanksgiving. So of course I was visiting with my relatives. My cousins and I don't get along excessively well, because we have so little in common with each other. BUT. They are all fans of Doctor Who! Which means that I am indeed capable of socializing with them with relatively little pain!
And speaking of Doctor Who, I just found out that Stephen Moffatt's going to have a new logo when Season Five comes around. And hey, it looks pretty cool! I was actually never a fan of the logo of Davies' Who (or, for that matter, most of Classic Who...). But this one? I like! YAY! Even if it does make me worried about just HOW MUCH is going to be changing when the Moff takes the reins. (New Doctor, new companion, new TARDIS look, new logo...)
But going back to my second paragraph, I got distracted from S&A by a certain show called Sports Night. It is a truly spectacular show. For reals. Despite the fact that I kept on seeing references to it all over fandom, I never even once considered looking at it because: Sports. It's right in the title. What I didn't realize at the time is that it's not actually ABOUT sports. It's about characters who happen to work for a sports-show, but who could really be in any setting you like, since the show is about the relationships of the characters, and the politics of their workplace.
And the characters? Awesome. I actually don't ship the main slash pairing (wonder of wonders) because they actually read to me on the tv show as being very close, emotionally supportive FRIENDS, and nothing more. Not... that this stops me from reading fic in which they are slashed, of course. I think I'm just so much in the habit of reading slash fics that I don't know how to approach fics which do canon pairings. (Because seriously? Dana/Casey ftw. And I think Dan* needs to work through more of his issues in therapy before I want to ship him with anyone. Although possibly my opinion on both these matters will change over the course of the last 18 episodes?)
I'm also watching a variety of other shows right now, because the television season has started back up again and all of a sudden for the first time in my life there are MANY SHOWS that I want to watch! They are as follows:( cut for potential minor spoilers for Dollhouse, Eastwick, and Supernatural )
4. Flashforward. I have not actually had the chance to see any episodes of it as of yet, but it's based on a book by one of my favourite SF authors (Flashforward, by Robert J Sawyer), so I feel like I have to check it out on principle. I don't even know if it's any good or not.
5. Stargate: Universe. I have not seen any episodes of this yet either. But sentientcitizen tells me that the pilot is actually kind of promising, so I really need to start watching this, because seriously -- I love me some Stargate.
This is too many shows! What do I DOOOOOO?
Continuing in my update of my fannish life right now, I am totally failing at working on writing my own fic. I'm still very interested by that one idea I was working on, the amnesiac!John one, but have no motivation to write it. Similarly, I've been falling down in my beta duties to sentientcitizen; I've had a fic of hers sitting in my inbox waiting for a second beta for MANY WEEKS now. I need to do that too.
Buuut I'm sick right now so instead I'm just going to go watch some more Sports Night.
*augh I hate that this fandom has two main characters with such similar names. Dan and Dana! WHYYYYYY?