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.)
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*
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?
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
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.
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!)
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.