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"Stevie's got a gun..."

I've always wondered why people say "Don't shoot the messenger."  I mean, why would you?  Such a silly notion.  Obviously they have nothing to do with the contents of the message itself; it's not their fault. 

Then today Ausiello delivered two tons of crap CSIverse spoilers that totally negated my earlier Miami squee, AND SUDDENLY THAT WARNING MAKES SENSE.  (unrelated warning: More capslocky anger behind the cut.  Also spoilers.)  

FUCKING SERIOUSLY, CSI, CAN WE SOMEDAY GO TWO SEASONS WITHOUT LADY HEATHER?  DO YOU  THINK WE COULD DO THAT?  AS A SPECIAL TREAT?  I don't care if Grissom has to leave to make it happen, I WANT TO BELIEVE IN A FUTURE WHERE THIS IS POSSIBLE.  Fuuuuuuucking seriously, I hate that woman so much.  I call her shipwrecking, and she really isn't, but she does have a tendency to make the GSR uncomfortable when she's around, which wrecks it for me.  And frankly, she makes my skin crawl on sight, so even if Grissom and Sara were happily married and the former didn't even see her in the episode, I'd still despise her.  

Of course, seeing as her latest appearance is described as "this is the most intimate we've seen them," (the other half of them being Grissom), I have better cause than usual to despise her.  The addition of "goes to bed at Lady Heather's" tempers the potential awfulness of that first statement a bit (at!  not with!), but not by lot.  *is still hella pissed that she hasn't yet been murdered*

AND YOU.  NEW YORK.  GET OVER HERE.  I've been mostly unconcerned by your spoilers for this season, abundant though they are.  You had such a snoozefest of a season 4, that if not for the fact that you once had a run of Shiny New Obsession Love, I'd drop-kick your ass right out of my lineup.  As it is, I continue to watch, but my excitement/anticipation levels are hovering between 0 and 5%.

However, I am going to work myself into a right snit about the fact that YOU JUST CONSISTENTLY REFUSE TO LEAVE RIKKI IN THE DUST.  No one likes her, OK?  The D/L fans want to claw her eyes out, and the anti-D/L fans are, by proxy, anti-extra-drama surrounding this (former?) couple; ergo, her presence serves no purpose.   

TPTB hear all this, and yet they still think Rikki and/or yet more drama is a good thing.  Let me quote the spoiler in italics, with my comments in bold brackets.

Rikki's returning... "It's going to be a little rocky for [Danny and Lindsay] this season," she reveals. [As opposed to last season, when we saw them all shiny and happy and in love?  OH WAIT.]  "A lot of things are going to happen with Danny that don't involve Lindsay, but she's going to come to the rescue and still be a part of that relationship."  [She's going to...what now?  Ugh.  Why do I feel like this is going to result in Lindsay getting a raw deal, putting up with a lot of crap she shouldn't have to in the name of forgiveness, which will make her look weak-willed?]  Hmm… perhaps those pregnancy rumors are true? [OH GOD WHAT no, no they're not.  Because that would be stupid.  There will be no pregnancies on my crime show, and I say this with firm-chinned certainty.  Ausiello's just being jerk here.]  Veasey's not saying [see? because he was just being a jerk.], but this much she does divulge: Danny won't be the only man in Lindsay's life. "She'll have eyes for someone else," she teases of the yet-to-be-cast role. "He'll recur for several episodes and, of course, he'll be very attractive."  [OH FOR GOD'S SAKE.  DO NOT WANT.  Know what I do want?  
Voice: Flack/Angell?
RS: Yes, but actually I was going to say --
Voice: Peyton to come back?
RS: That too, but --
Voice: Goodness, you don't actually want to focus more on crimes, do you?
RS: I THINK I DO.  That's how bad it's gotten!  The soap has gotten so bad that I want it to go to a Without a Trace place and wring its characters dry of personality!]
Yikes, it's a throng of D/L fans! They're coming at me — and they're carrying pitchforks!  Gotta run! [See?  I'm totally part of that crowd.  Poor messenger.]  

In other news, because I certainly don't have a list of to-write topics about a mile long (*is eyeing lump of spastic SYTYCD ramblings that somehow have to become sentences, as compulsion dictates*), I am jump-starting the interview meme again.  I usually like to wait until I have at least a couple sets of questions, but

fiery_twilight's were so much fun that I couldn't wait to answer them. 

1. Leave me a comment saying anything random.
2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions. 


1. If you had to choose between never having chocolate ever again or never having cheese again, which would you choose and why?
Ack!  These are two of my favorite treats.  And chocolate is in so many things!  But, hrmmm...I think I'd have to give up chocolate.  Because I could find other forms of sugar for my sweet tooth, but cheese doesn't really have an equivalent.  And there are so many kinds of cheese that I adore; Brie, cream, cheddar, Colby Jack, mozzarella, processed-slices-which-I-find-delicious...yeah, I'd keep cheese.  Plus it rots your teeth less.  :P  

2. What is your favorite form of entertainment besides the internet/television and why?
Books.  I could not survive in a world without books - reading is an obsession very nearly as great as TV & the internet (see also: reading list cracking 100 every year), and I get sort of worried if I don't have at least two unread library books checked out at all times.  What if the mood strikes, and I don't have anything to read??  (which is also why it often takes me months to read "new" books I pick up at garage sales and things - "I'm saving that in case I run out of library books!"  There's one on the shelf that I got over two years ago.  Seriously.)

3. Who was your very first celebrity crush?
At the age of 10, Jason David Frank - he played Tommy Oliver, who may or may not have also worn various shades of Power Ranger uniform - because SERIOUSLY.  RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING.  Also endorsed by People Magazine as one of 1995's 50 Most Beautiful, which was extremely true.  (By 2008, not so much!  Long hair has gone all short and spiky, which makes sense but is still tragic).  

...man, now I really want to watch my spiffily edited copies of the PR movies (whut.  1995-1997 JDF is still hot). 

4. If David Tennant were to show up on your doorstep tonight and ask if you would marry him and move to London with him, would you say yes? But wait, there's a catch. You wouldn't be able to see your family again. What would your answer be? 
(cruel, I know, but it would be too easy otherwise!)

"Bye Mom!"
XD No, not really.  Doesn't he kind of get around?  This fact amuses me greatly, because he has such impossible charm that it doesn't throw me off my worship in the slightest (let's see you try that, Orlando Bloom), but I think it might be somewhat less amusing if he were my husband.  Do I get a guarantee of lifelong commitment?  (Plus he's apparently trying to alienate me from my family.  Who is this man?!)   

But let's pretend it's all shiny and I do.  In that case, as tempting as it is (*gets lost in pictures & interviews/articles for a while* Oh...very tempting), I'd still have to turn it down.  I'm not up to a Rose level of adventuring yet, and I need my mommy.  :P  Plus I'm rather too fond of America to confront national change like that.  Awww, look at me all being disappointingly non-fangirl-crazy!

5. If you could only listen to one CD for the rest of your life, which one would it be and why?
Series 3 Doctor Who soundtrack, clearly.  *is on 500th repeat*.  No, in all seriousness, I'm going with "Scarlet's Walk" by Tori Amos.  She's not my favorite singer and I don't know that any of the individual songs would actually be on my list of all-time favorites - but as a complete package, this is the most amazing concept album ever.  It's like a book.  A book full of word art.  But set to music.  There is not one song I don't enjoy out of the whole 18-track pack, and the way it indirectly describes a cross-country road trip is just...phenomenal.      

I desperately need to get off LJ.  What I'm probably actually going to do is pull an all-nighter and then crash tomorrow at 4:30 PM, missing both Greatest American Dog (which I'm about to give up on) and at least a quarter of the SYTYCD results in the process.  This part of my week is frighteningly regular too. 


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Jul. 24th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
I want five questions!
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
1. How many colleges did you apply to, and why did you choose your alma mater?

2. What extracurricular activity from childhood/high school do you wish you could still participate in as an adult?

3. What now-canceled TV show would you like to have seen run longer?

4. What are the last five songs you downloaded, and why?

5. The Ultimate Showdown: which is better, Disney 2-D or Pixar 3-D?
Jul. 24th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Ooh, those are all good ones! If it's all right with you, I'm just going to answer them here. I think my f'list is a little tired of me posting this one over and over. The more I post it, the fewer requests for interviews I get.

1) Ohio University was the only school I officially applied to. When I was in high school I took part in this program called the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option, or PSEO for shot. It allowed for high school kids to take classes at a college and receive credit for both. As a junior I went part-time to an OU branch in Zanesville, which is close by. Then my senior year I went full-time. I'd been to OU several times because my mom got her masters there and both my sisters took classes there at one point or another, so I was pretty familiar with the campus. However, when I went down for my official visit I immediately fell in love with it and knew it was where I belonged. Besides, I also knew that it was the one school I knew would successfully transfer my PSEO classes. By their standards, I was already a student, so my acceptance was basically guaranteed, and I did in fact get accepted. By the time I graduated high school I had also completed the courseload of a typical OU freshman, which allowed me to finish college a year early.

2) Well, to be honest, when I was in school I wasn't that active in extra-curriculars. I've never been what you would call athletic, but more importantly, I came from such a small high school that there weren't realy a lot of non-athletic extra-curriculars I could participate in. However, I always wanted to join a drama club (which, I found out, they started the year after I graduated :P). I would've loved to have a chance to be onstage.

3) There was this show on VH1 called "The List" that I caught a few episodes of and loved. There'd be a different celebrity host each time, along with four panelists. There would be a topic, and each panelist would submit their own lists of choices. Then at the end of the show, they'd take everyone's picks and let the audience choose the top three overall. I got a real kick out of it, but it wasn't on very long. I miss it. :( I also enjoyed "Beat The Geeks". I would've loved to go on it. There was also this other music game show on VH1 I really liked. I can't remember the title, but there'd be three contestants, and they'd have three types of questions to answer. For one type they had to sing the next line of a song that was played. So yeah, any one of those three.

4) Well, I haven't really "downloaded" any music because I have dial-up, and downloading is a pain in the ass on dial-up. However, the last five songs I put on my iTunes were Dean Martin songs. I put them on there because I like Dean Martin, as well as other old music. Five of his songs I put on were "Ain't That a Kick in the Head", "That's Amore", "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You", "Mambo Italiano" and "Return to Me".

5) Oooh, that's a tough one. Right now I would probably say 2-D, only because there are more of those than there are 3-D, so I have a wider ground to choose from. However, I'm mainly thinking of the earlier 2-D ones. The last decent one in my opinion was Tarzan, but even by then I was starting to see changes I didn't care much for.
Jul. 26th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, detailed answers! Awesome. I think the meme actually served its "get to know you better" purpose!

1. Heh, I knew a lot of people in PSEO...although I could never understand the fervor to hurry up and finish everything early, seeing as my way was to cling to the status quo until they pried my fingers off it and drop-kicked me forward. I suppose it made the transition to college a lot easier for you, though, if you were already familiar with everything.

2. Wait, so you didn't have school plays?? *cannot imagine high school without theater*

4. *facepalm* So clever of me to ask this to one of like 3 people on the flist on dial-up... (although, I dunno, I used to d/l music when we had AOL. 20-30 minutes a song, but it worked if I really wanted something).

5. The change in 2-D is something I've been mulling over for a while, actually, and I can't quite put my finger on what it is. I mean, all the classic ones are really all about on the same plane of high quality, and then there was a...shift. For me the golden age ended with Mulan, and it never quite recaptured the magic.
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
I don't agree with you on much for those two spoilers, but I do agree with the voice in your head. No more drama!

And I'd like five questions.
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Voice: Haha, RS, I win the friend war!
RS: Not a competition. *sigh* So many on my flist disagree with my perception of Lady Heather... and D/L, come to think of it

But really, if they're not careful, they're going to get the same kind of reputation that Miami has. Wow, I just scared myself with that thought. *shudders* Here, quick, some questions for distraction purposes:

1. Regardless of this year's actual Emmy nominees, if you could choose anyone on TV, who would be your pick for Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress In a Drama Series? (feel free to add other categories, if you so choose)
2. What is your least favorite household chore?
3. What was the best individual class you took in high school?
4. Which is more fun: making icons, or writing fic?
5. If Trace had been a girl, what would you have named her?
[apologies if you've been asked this before]
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
1. That would be my answer as well! Cheese is just too damn good to give up forever. D:

2. Again, same answer! :D I ♥ books. And I do the same thing! I have several books that are still yet to be read because I've been reading ones I have checked out from the library. :P

3. HOLY SHIT ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THAT WAS MY FIRST CRUSH TOO! I was absolutely obsessed with the Power Rangers when I was little! I was the Pink Ranger for Halloween in first grade and I had the action figures and all sorts of gadgets. XD And I was pretty much in love with the movie. (the one will the purple goo stuff XD)

4. haha well, I suppose he does kind of does get around, doesn't he? :P But at least he isn't a Jude Law or any of these other assholes who cheat on their wives/girlfriends. D: And yes, you'd get a lifetime guarantee of commitment. :)

LOL, you are a stronger soul than I! Although, I really don't know how I would answer this.... I'm SO close to my mom, that I can't even begin to imagine never seeing her again. Plus, I'd want her to be around when I'd have kids. So, my answer would probably be the same as yours, haha.

5. That album sounds really interesting! :)
Jul. 24th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
3a. LMAO, I don't believe it! Clearly we both have the world's most excellent taste in men. (and food choices. and outside-TV-interests. OMG MIND TWIN)

3b. Purple goo? There is no purple goo in my movie. (is *very* spiffily edited. Only about 45 minutes long, but 100% awesome) :P I was always very adamant about the fact that I watched a show about teenagers, hated the Power Ranger aspect, and it was just an unfortunate coincidence that my show contained a lot of the latter. That said, Kimberly was so fantastic that Amy Jo Johnson is still the girl-crush love of my life, and then Kat came along and was somehow equally awesome.

4a. That's true, he's more of a serial monogamist (that may be a considerable factor in my continued worship). Well dangit, now you're making my choice hard again!

5. Oh, it's fantastic - and just listening doesn't even do it justice; the CD liner notes and their accompanying pictures are half the fun. Although, have you heard "A Sorta Fairytale"? That's the main single from it.
Jul. 24th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
Well somebody's angry. LOL :-)
I like Lady Heather, well not so much like her as don't mind her. On the other hand, I'm glad Sara left because I couldn't stand the character. Never been a fan of her and always thought she was creepy and dark. The producer must really like the Lady Heather character to have her on again.

CSI:NY - I am not digging the D/L vs. D/R storyline. Ever since what happened last season, I really think Lindsay should be done with his ass. I do not think reconsiliation of the relationship is necessary. I want for Lindsay to move on and snag herself another man and be happy. And D/R either deserve each other or should stay both equally unhappy.

Any scoop on CSI:Miami?
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Angry? Moi? *bats eyelashes innocently*

Sara was a little dark, but she had a dark past. I found her easier to identify with because she always had that little part of her that was withdrawn. Lady Heather, I just...am honestly almost too sick of to actually get angry at anymore. It's like telling the same joke a hundred times.

And D/R either deserve each other or should stay both equally unhappy.
Two feats that I think could be accomplished simultaneously. :P Haha, now I kind of want them to stay together. They're both so dysfunctional, it would be a trainwreck of glorious proportions - down the line at least, if not immediately. I wouldn't mind Lindsay getting someone else, in theory, but this show's track record of bringing in outside love interests I like is not real spectacular. That said, I too think Lindsay should just drop Danny.

Miami spoilers probably exist, but I honestly haven't heard anything except that they'd cast the new coroner. Haven't cared enough to go digging.
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