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Today I am tired.

I didn't get a lot of sleep on Sunday night for some reason, and I've been trying to catch up through the week but it's not been happening. So during the day I start to fade away come around noon or so, right after the lunch break, and therefore the last few hours of work have been dragging horribly. Plus, my eyes really hurt. I think it's a combination of allergies and strain. I was looking at a picture of me and realized I've been wearing the same glasses for over two years (my eyes change a lot, and usually pretty fast), and wonder if I need to have them checked again.

I spent a good part of the weekend watching Season 5 of Buffy. I'd known for a while that I was wanting to see it again, and it's been just long enough that, well, wow, it's good! Much better than I remembered, and the story doesn't drag at all. As a matter of fact, it moves along pretty snappily, and is thrown out of whack only by Joyce's death. I guess there was something about those long breaks between episodes while it was being broadcast. Also -- Glory, don't hate her. Hmmm. I wonder if an equal amount of time will make me hate Season 7 less.

How, how, how, OH GOD, HOW could anyone have watched Season 5 and not seen how hard Spike was trying to be good??? Especially in Spiral? I just don't understand...

I am working extra hard to have a workable first draft of my vampire book that I like before September 12. Why that date? That's when the book is set, in 2003, and I'd love to have it finished within that year. Then I'll try and inflict it on anyone who wants to read it... :)

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speakr2customrs
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC)
How, how, how, OH GOD, HOW could anyone have watched Season 5 and not seen how hard Spike was trying to be good??? Especially in Spiral? I just don't understand...

Right with you there. And in "Triangle", when Buffy ticked him off about his not feeding from bleeding disaster victims being only to score points with her, he went right on assisting the injured afterwards! That had to be a genuine attempt to do the right thing.

I always thought the disinvite spell in "Crush" was needlessly cruel, too. Sure, after the chaining up bit she had grounds - but she had it done before that!
wildrider
Aug. 27th, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
The thing that got me about the disinvite in "Crush" was WHY was it suddenly worse to have Spike around with him in love with Buffy? Prior to "Crush" they kept going to him to ask for favors, asking for help and assist, etc., etc., and yet the discovery of him being in love with her was... bad somehow. Never will figure that one out.
tiirz
Aug. 26th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'd love to read it!

Doesn't it sometimes seem like you aren't watching/reading the same thing as other people? I've got a similar situation were I'm posting examples of a character NOT being the heartless monster that another poster has been casually assuring everyone else he is... :/
wildrider
Aug. 27th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)

I know everyone has different viewpoints, and I don't mind it that some people may not like the character of Spike, but it just seems really peculiar that they couldn't see what appeared to me to be obvious...
harrietthaspy
Aug. 27th, 2004 05:14 am (UTC)
I want to read it when you're done.
wildrider
Aug. 27th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC)
I knew I could count on you!
sillymagpie
Aug. 29th, 2004 02:05 am (UTC)
I've been wearing the same glasses for over two years (my eyes change a lot, and usually pretty fast)

You who have vision insurance! Get your eyes checked! Sheesh!

How, how, how, OH GOD, HOW could anyone have watched Season 5 and not seen how hard Spike was trying to be good???

I dunno. He was confused about what to do, sometimes, and blundered, but he was trying hard to make Buffy proud of him and be more of a "man and not a monster." Standard villain-redeemed-by-love-of-good-woman plot, seems to me...

Then I'll try and inflict it on anyone who wants to read it... :)

If it's a full draft and you want me to take a look, I'll be glad to read it over. (Especially if I can print it out or something.) Just let me know what kind of comments/edits you want, ya da. :-)

--Maggie
wildrider
Aug. 29th, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
You who have vision insurance! Get your eyes checked! Sheesh!

Actually, no, I don't. Vision was taken away years ago (in fact, these glasses were paid for just under the wire, and only because I had a doctor give an affidavit that I needed them for computer work). We don't get any kind of compensation for eyeglasses or eye exams. I'm lucky I have dental.

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