It’s been a miserable summer since May. It’s been hot nearly all the time – both “hot-for-me” and legitimately hot, and it just seems to be getting worse and worse. Yesterday was 32 (Celcius), today it’s promised to be 33 with no cloud. I just barely made it through yesterday, today stretches long and torturous in front of me. It’ll feel like dying.
I can’t even think of tomorrow yet.
It’s promised to stay well above 25 for the next 10 days, but hopefully that gets adjusted downwards to something more normal as the days go by.
My migraine is bad and getting worse, and also I’m feeling just bad overall due the bright sun and the constant heat. I’ve reached the limit of my ability to stand the heat for this year, and now it’s taking all I have to just exist. I don’t know that I’m able to work much on my sites or anything online until the heat is over. So this is your Hiatus warning. It things go well, I’ll be back to normal later this month but it may just as well be end of August or early September before I have energy for anything beyond surviving. Totally depends on the weather now.
I’m writing this at 5.30AM and it feels weird. I’m not a morning person (at all!) but these days mornings are the only time of day I can breathe and feel normal for a couple of hours. That’s when I have to do all the household work and grocery shopping and such right now.
Hey Finnish Summer, I’m ready for you to go back to normal! Cold and gray, rain and all!
If the bio section of your fanfiction.net profile is 19064 words long I can’t help thinking that you’re doing it wrong…
I keep getting e-mails from firstname.lastname@example.org which weirds me out. I don’t speak the language, I don’t read it – I’m not even sure whether it’s Spanish or Portuguese. I had never heard of the site until I got the first e-mail. So why are they e-mailing me?! It never goes to the spam folder and I have gmail so I don’t think it’s spam spam ’cause gmail’s good at catching the real spam.
Is anyone else getting e-mails from them without knowing why?
Just got an “Welcome to Glipho!” e-mail. What the hell?! I had never heard of it, much less registered an account. So apparently someone took the freedom to do what for me?! What the fuck?! What makes them think they have to right to do that, what makes them think I want yet another account I’ll never use????
Have you forgotten what the “wave” in heat wave means? You come… and then you go. See? Simple as that. You don’t stay. And stay. And stay. With no concernible end in sight.
Just a kind reminder. Thank you and goodbye.
PS. Dear Weather Gods, you must have confused Lappland with some Mediterranean country. Lappland isn’t supposed to have +30 degrees Celcius weather. Like, never ever.
Fucking SCREAMING children behind me. Fucking SCREAMING children in front me. Fucking SHRIEKING baby above me. Fucking MASSIVE headphones on my ears and tv ramped up to 9th I still can’t hear anything but FUCKING SCREAMING CHILDREN FOR FIVE STRAIGHT FUCKING HOURS :<
Next time I’m moving, if it’s an apartmen building/complex it’s one where lives only people over 50 because at least majority of them won’t have children under 12!
I’m sick of coughing. If I have to have to the flu, why can’t I ever have the runny nose version anymore? That doesn’t make my head feel like I’m having a migraine attack for days on end even though I’m not, like coughing all the damn time does :/ And the cough in my experience never goes away as quickly as the runny nose version 🙁
Lately it seems to me that people don’t get chaptered fic ’cause they ask the writer to explain to them the why, what and who of all of it in Chapter 1 because if they continue on to other chapters, they’re gonna be confused. I don’t know… Chapter 1… out of 48. I kind of think you’re not supposed to know exactly why, what and who at this time, you know?
Saw this for the 3rd time today in as many, not sure, weeks?
Lately, fans on my Oded Fehr forum have been talking much about how Oded Fehr should have a Twitter account or a Facebook and keep in some contact with his fans. That they “don’t get it” why he doesn’t have either and doesn’t keep in contact with his fans. It’s starting to annoy me and this is my take on the subject which I posted there:
I do get it. There are people who really aren’t interested in social media and that’s okay. You don’t have to be shy or have any particular reason why not be there. It’s okay to just not be interested. I think we/fans/audience are more than a little spoiled these days. Millions of “normal people” and as well as a lot celebrities are on social media for whatever reasons, interacting with their fans etc. – because they truly enjoy it or because it’s good PR – and I think because of it, people are starting to think and want everyoneshould be there and that we/fans/audience should have access to everyone whose famous. People who don’t want it or see no point, are thought as weird. (Yes, I’ve been called weird for not being interested in it and not wanting to be on social media just because “everyone else” is).
The only reason I got on Facebook was the Oded group, and it’s still the only thing I’m interested in there (and it’s also why I didn’t use my real name making an account there – I don’t want Facebook to have any real life information on me). I don’t want Oded to get on Twitter or Facebook if it’s only because his fans or publicist say he should. I’d feel bad about forcing him to post on them, if he himself really isn’t interested. Jeri Ryan, my favorite actress is both on Twitter and Google+ and it’s wonderful but only because she herself wants it, and is active and talks with fans every day. I did have a Twitter account long before she made one, but it wasn’t until she got one that I started to login to Twitter regularly – I still do it only once or twice a week.
What I would love, is to have a reliable and steady source information on his career – what’s he’s doing, what tv series or movie or voice work is he going be doing and when it’s going to air. Doesn’t matter if its himself, or his publicist, a twitter or facebook or website maintained by him or his presentation or whatever. The last several years, seems like it’s we always found out because some other celebrity said he’s gonna be in it, or in some side paragraph in one of those far and apart interviews of his (which aren’t publicised either) or a random google search. I want Oded to do what he’s comfortable with, and if that’s means he’s not going to be on Twitter or Facebook or much PR, that’s OK by me. It’s makes me a little sad, but it’s OK.
Anyway, end of the rant.
In the past two weeks, I’ve gotten about a dozen e-mails/wp comments/ twitter messages from people thinking that the site or the twitter account is run and maintained by the celebrity themselves :< These sort of messages come in every once in a while, it’s been fleeding these lately.
Why do so many people fail at reading??!! On most of my fansites I have something like “this is an unofficial fansite for [Insert Celebrity Name]” tagged on the header and also “This is a completely unofficial fansite – the owner is in no contact with neither [Insert Celebrity Name], their management or family in any way what-so-ever.” spelled out in the footer or the sidebar. But judging by the e-mails I get, a number of people read it mean exactly the opposite and send me e-mails and questions thinking they’ll get to speak with the celebrity her/himself *head desk*
Feels like I should start saying “official” instead because the way it’s going, it’s like they’re automatically interpret it to mean the opposite and that no, I really don’t have any contact with [Insert Celebrity Name] :/
Same goes for fansite twitters. Don’t people read the site name or account name and the description at all, or do they see only the letters forming the name of [Insert Celebrity Name], and never ever even accidentally see anythingat all that is screaming at them from the page that it’s not the [Insert Celebrity Name]’s own offical site or official twitter account???????!!!! Like the words unofficial and fansite and I’m not [Insert Celebrity Name]???????
I’m tired of explaining the same thing over and over and over, but I think it’s rude not to reply legimate comments and questions (by which I mean those that are not clearly spam) so if I don’t, I feel bad.