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So I told cute girl to text me her address so I could pick her up and then I forgot to leave my phone on so I could read the text, orz.

Uh, in other exciting news, I got kicked out again. .____. Currently waiting for my mother to show up at the gym so I can sneak into the house and grab my work clothes and a sleeping bag and some painkillers. And my phone charger. And, you know, all the things I need to live in my car away from home. :| I have no idea what to do if she decides to sit at home and wait for me to try to sneak in like she did this morning instead of going on her walk. Go ... buy myself another pair of pants? Also a week's worth of clothes, especially underwear? I do not have enough money for food and clothes and gas for an entire week. Or the blankets / new sleeping bag I'll need to stay warm at night.

._____________________.

Let's talk about something happy! I AM IN LOVE WITH SHERLOCK. As evidenced by my fancy new moodtheme and header. 8D It is the best show ever. Sherlock (played by Benedict Cumberbatch, whom I adored in Amazing Grace) is a high-functioning sociopath with symptoms of Asperger's, and he's cruel and cutting and utterly uninterested in even engaging in conversation with the people around him. Or he is until he meets John Watson. And at first it looks like this adaptation might have the same slashy undertones of so many others, except that Sherlock is just ... not interested. (And John is pretty obviously not interested as well, but for different reasons.) Sherlock is not only asexual (actor's comments here and here), he's quite possibly aromantic. And also very possessive. (If I remember correctly, his possessiveness in an aromantic context is detailed in the ace manifesto I linked to first.) Besides these obvious points in his favour, he's also just a delight to watch. Whether you read him as asexual or not, he's such an intriguing character that it's impossible to take your eyes off him. It helps that he's very aesthetically gorgeous.

Obviously I'm more inclined to love the show because of Sherlock's asexuality. I'm not going to deny that -- I've never encountered such a well-known character being portrayed in a way that I can actually relate to, with the possibility of romance not only nonexistent, but the contemplation of such a possibility having no place in the story. That never, ever happens. Sherlock's complete disinterest is one of the most attractive things about the show to me.

But that doesn't change the fact that I would have loved it anyway. The stories are good. The dialogue is witty and fast-paced. The characters are all so delightfully weird, with the exceptions of Donovan and Lestrade; but even they have their own quirks that make them stand out. (My favourite example of a weird bit character: the PA of Sherlock's brother spends all her time looking at her phone, completely off in her own world, completely uninterested in anything that doesn't involve ... well, that doesn't involve her phone. She's amazing. I love her.)

The ending made me froth at the mouth in rage, but it was a good ending nontheless. And it made me love the show more once I got over my initial anger. XD

In conclusion: please ignore the fact that this is the worst attempt to entice anyone into watching anything ever and WATCH THE SHOW. You will not regret it, I promise. And I can provide you with the resources necessary to do so. >8D



On a related asexy note, here's a post about reading Neal Caffrey (White Collar) as a potentially asexual character. It's spot-on, yet I hadn't even considered the possibility. Fascinating.

Date: 2010-11-04 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dongbangsuju20.livejournal.com
so you didn't pick her up or what happened to cute girl then?
hope it still turned out perfect~ 8D

aw >: that makes me so sad and angry and jsakdjjgfg to read. I wish I could take you in and all ;;
do you not have any ppl there who can take you in? /kicks your mother away

oh actually it sounds really good from what you wrote here. I wish I had the time to pick up on a show ;~;
but the next time I find some time and motivation to watch something new, I will give you a shout out okay? 8DD

I MISS YOU.
the end.

Date: 2010-11-10 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakchi.livejournal.com
Lol it was a bit of a disaster. But we went to a pub! With delicious food! Delicious salty food, and then she added more salt wtfffff. XD

Uhhh I'm living with cute girl right now. >_> And her ex-boyfriend, ahaha. It's kind of awkward, at least for me -- idk, I just feel like I should be doing something to thank her or make myself less of a burden, you know? But she's always like no, don't worry about it and just a;lkfaj;sdfas ARGHHHH. So frustrated about the whole thing. Plus I kind of want to go back home, it'll take me a long time to feel like I belong anywhere and I hate not feeling like I really belong somewhere.

It's only three episodes! You should watch it. >:) But yeah, I definitely understand not having enough time. BUT IT IS SO GOOD. YOU SHOULD WATCH IT WHEN YOU HAVE TIME. >:)

I MISS YOU TOO ♥♥♥♥

Date: 2010-11-10 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dongbangsuju20.livejournal.com
so I really miss you ;~; /miserable
lovely ppl like you and magnae make me cry because I miss you and feel miserable and now like a burden D: nvm me now.

so she liiiiiikes salt lol or salty food.. interesting to know :D

awwwww ;~; do you sleep on the couch? ;D
uh, I can imagine that. ex-boyfriends/girlfriends are ALWAYS awkward, esp if you live together ugh.
yeah I know what you mean. maybe you can take her out for a fancy evening once or idk, can you cook? then cook her something? and don't say anything but just make it special and if she asks you can tell her or say something like 'because you are you and I want to make you happy' or something along this ;~; /not really experienced
D: /hugs you with a big bear filled with love hug
that makes me sad to read actually. it sucks not feeling at home anywhere, or that you belong anywhere. I wish I could help you, sfm DD: ♥

I WILL WATCH IT 8DD next time I have time, promised~


/sobs in your shirt all the way from over the internet
I MISS YOU A LOT
ilu <3

Date: 2010-11-10 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakchi.livejournal.com
What nooooo why do you feel like a burden :( Don't feel like a burden, you're not and we love you, okay! :))

Lol no, right now I'm in the bedroom and they're sleeping on the bed next to the kitchen. :| It's part of what's making me feel like a burden, because I have no problem sleeping on the couch/floor, and in fact I prefer sleeping on the floor -- I slept on the floor at my parent's house, too, and they finally agreed to get rid of my bed, lol. And I really dislike that I've basically invaded her personal room by crashing there.

They're not awkward, actually! It's just that he and I are both inherently awkward people and we don't know each other -- we both only know her -- so like. When she's not there, it's awkward. XD;; And ummmmm I don't really want to date her or anything so ... I'll pass on that ahaha. But yeah, I'm planning on taking her for Japanese sometime this week. :D

The whole belonging thing is really just my issue to work through. :/ I haven't really felt like I belonged at my parent's house in ages, either, although I feel more comfortable there than anywhere else. (Except the cottage. I feel really comfortable at the cottage. Sucks that I can't live there in the winter, or else I'd be looking for employment out there right now.)

I MISS YOU TOO :( ilu2~~~ <3333

Date: 2010-11-04 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niav.livejournal.com
Have you ever checked out the Sherlock Holmes books? I DON'T MEAN THAT IN AN AWFUL "WELL OBVIOUSLY THE BOOKS ARE BETTER HMMMM *ADJUSTS MONOCLE*" WAY, rather that Holmes is generally interpreted as being basically straight-up asexual and aromantic in those too. If you haven't read them you might enjoy that aspect? :D?
Edited Date: 2010-11-04 05:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-11-10 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakchi.livejournal.com
I'm reading them on Kindle right now, and the very first paragraph detailed exactly that, ahaha. Funny that the parts of fandom I've come into contact with seem convinced he and Watson are having massive amounts of mind-blowing sex, both in the original and in the BBC miniseries (and probably every other adaptation out there as well). Maybe this is like fandom's preference for Tendou/Kagami and Kagami/Hiyori instead of the almost-canon that is Tendou/Hiyori.

Date: 2010-11-04 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itachibana13.livejournal.com
whaaaaat, what happened to the cute girl then ):

omg i've been meaning to read the sherlock books forever ;___; i'm still reading wuthering heights and i'm like at page 70... SIGHS. and wow, i never knew sherlock holmes was asexual and aromantic. this makes me want to read the books even more -_- and i would totally watch this show if i watched tv ;___;

Date: 2010-11-10 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakchi.livejournal.com
We met up after work and went to a pub together. The only two young people not drinking that night, probably. XD

READ THEM they are so good ;_____; and easier than Wuthering Heights! And hey, you should watch the show anyway, I have download links. >8)

Date: 2010-11-13 09:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itachibana13.livejournal.com
\O/ well that's good, you still did stuff together. 8D

I WILL! i know my brother has read them, so i should have some of the books lying around. yes, much, much easier! waylt wuthuring heights. but idk where i'd get the time to watch them ;____;

Date: 2010-11-04 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] estelendur.livejournal.com
*hugs hugs* I hope you get unthrownout soon :(

Date: 2010-11-10 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakchi.livejournal.com
Lolol not very likely \o/

Date: 2010-11-05 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zenfu.livejournal.com
I hope things sort themselves out for you. /hugs

I've never contemplated watching Sherlock Holmes, but man, I'm hearing so many interesting things about it that I might just have to check it out.

Date: 2010-11-10 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakchi.livejournal.com
I think they might be, slowly. :)

I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record here, but you should! If you need download links, just let me know.

Date: 2010-11-05 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damson-jam.livejournal.com
WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT? you were gone when i came back. D:

ew, sherlock. what. :| that's gross. :( i really need to watch it.

Date: 2010-11-10 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakchi.livejournal.com
YOU REALLY DO. SHALL I GIVE YOU DOWNLOAD LINKS OR WILL YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE DVD SOON. >:)

Date: 2010-11-06 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maclou.livejournal.com
Yeah! Sherlock is really good, though I kind of think I like it most because it reminds me of new Doctor Who or at least of kind of how I think the Doctor should be. I still haven't seen the last episode yet though!

I hope everything works out OK :(

Date: 2010-11-10 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakchi.livejournal.com
Ahaha that was my father's reaction exactly. Then I told him Cumberbatch had initially been cast as Eleven and that Moffat is one of the writers (? producers? I can't remember) for Who and he was like IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.

You've seen it now, right? What did you think! Also you should download it because apparently PBS cut out some pretty important scenes.

Things seem to be working themselves out. :)

Date: 2010-11-18 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maclou.livejournal.com
Really? He was? I never knew that! The doctor could have been a ginger!

I have seen it. I couldn't believe it ended on a cliffhanger like that. I also can't believe that PBS cuts things out >:( I downloaded the episodes and I'll have to rewatch them.

Date: 2010-11-06 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gsama.livejournal.com
i hope you're okay now bb ;~;

Date: 2010-11-10 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakchi.livejournal.com
Aside from being angry, I haven't been terribly not okay this time around, but thank you :')

Date: 2010-11-14 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gsama.livejournal.com
well that's good. :D

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