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Last Saturday, alsogater and I went over to itsjustgwen's house to watch the SGA finale.

My SHOW!! *sob* How I'm going to MISS YOU!!!

I'm not going to review or spoil it; suffice to say that I agree it should have been MORE MORE MORE dammit. That finale really ought to have been 2 hours just to flesh out what was there. Overall, I wasn't horribly disappointed, but I think it's awfully interesting that the fanbase, regardless of ship, has an entirely different take on where the characters are really at than the producers.

Just goes to show you that once you release something you have created, quantum realities abound. Very appropriate for this particular television show, n'est-ce pas?

I saw on the noticeboard that Mikita is directing the Atlantis movie, so I went to read that. Then I made the mistake of looking at the The Characters of Stargate Voyager 90210 Universe even though I have been studiously avoiding anything and everything to do with since the outset.

Man, I *wish* I had stuck to my guns.

Whiskey tango foxtrot batman!

Matthew Scott = John Sheppard
Eli Wallace = Rodney McKay

Why are they tanking *our* show for this one, exactly? When they are using the same characters with different names? And some other brilliant piece of work tried to say

John Shepard = Jack O’Neill
Rodney McKay = Carter

SO NOT. John and Jack have some similarities I'll grant, but totally different motivations and driving factors (dead son and retirement VS black mark and forced assignment at McMurdo).

But comparing McKay and Carter? That's like comparing apples to Maple Syrup. And it's not just man/woman, American/Canadian. She's career military, sweet, respectful, able to follow freakin' orders, very chain of command. He's an arrogant hot-headed prick with delusions of godhood (but not grandure, he's right about being right and being smart) who is incapable to doing what he's told. And also, he's an asshole. And he *knows* it. Proud of it, really.

McKay is *not* another Carter. This Eli guy seems like he's a McKay protégé.

WTF is wrong with those dumbass twitly producer types in TV land? GAH!!

/rant

Must go back to working on songbook. Am ready to kill whoever designed the Word 2007 plug in that is supposed to let you import PDFs into a word doc. Could not import XMS files either, WTF? Microsoft help is no help. The guy told me these are not MS files. But the MS site stated XMS is a MS file protocol. I don't know. I'm confused. *kicks program* WHY won't you WORK you #$%^&*@$^ piece of ^*)#^*@????

*CRIES*

Songbook, why do you hate me? I only want to fill you with pretty music and lead sheets so all the lovely filkers can pick you up, caress you and sing to you. Why are you making my life miserable?

*SOB*

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raishaan
Jan. 17th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, don't feel too badly about not getting any actual help from the MS help file. Personally, I have yet to find it helpful in *any* way. :) I'm surprised that the PDFs aren't working, though. That may be a software setting in what Word thinks it's supposed to be able to read. Wouldn't be the first time....
shaddyr
Jan. 18th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
I actually *called* MS tech support, cuz I get 3 months free with Word 2007.

I knew more than *he* did. Good god. He didn't even seem to be aware that you could insert PDF files into word docs. He didn't KNOW what an XMS file was.

I finally went to Expert Exchange. THEY told me to download the plug in that lets you save word 2007 files as PDFs - as this would also allow word 2007 to read the PDF and insert it.

WTF??

Shouldn't the tech guy for MS *KNOW* this little tidbit?

*sigh*
sp23
Jan. 17th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
And how interesting that the only person of color cast so far is in the role of the violent tempered thrill killer. Yep, good casting there, guys.

I am so not watching this piece of shite.
shaddyr
Jan. 19th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
I love you "JOhn is NOT amused" icon. Bwahaha!

Gah. I am really not looking forward to it - I think I will cry bitter tears when it goes live. A couple of us here were thinking of getting together to watch the season opener and MST3K it. I dunno. I think it might be too much of a downer.

BUT! I have to write something for the McShep "John/Rodney—It's only just begun..." fest. So. I will make with happy thoughts.

Psst: Are you coming to Writercon in July?
sp23
Jan. 19th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Yep, I bought my tickets the first day. *g*

I'm still waiting for the preliminary schedule to come out before I make my hotel/airplane reservations.
shaddyr
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Awesome. This year I am getting out of hospitality if I have to pry myself out with a crowbar. because. You and I, chickie, have an 3 year over due date for drinks and writing.

And I can't think of anything better than writing some happy, hot McShep, n'est-ce pas?

And drinking. Yis. Too bad we can't watch Mitchel playing Rodney with shooter while John watches... *snicker*
sp23
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yay! Also, yis! I'm looking forward to this so much. I haven't been on vacation since I went to Toronto in '05.
kimera
Jan. 17th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha. I commented months ago when the first SGU info came out that I've seen this show before. Only it had more brightly-coloured spandex.
duncanmac
Jan. 17th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
There are *lots* of reasons why people think that MS Office is the nastiest computer virus in history. You have just found a few of them. :-)

Couldn't you try Open Office or some other such program?
ladyniko
Jan. 17th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Shadz, you know you're preaching to the choir when it comes to Voyager 90120 SGU.

It sucks, and it sucks big hairy ass balls to infinity. Esp. the "anger management" profile on one of the characters - the idjets at Bridge have lost their ever loving minds and totally threw any semblance of reality out the window. No way in hell would the armed forces let someone w/ anger issues anywhere close to special forces, or a high security assignment like the SGC. Hello! They want people who are able to think, not to just go off and shoot the first alien they see.

Also - as others have said, use Open Office! Much better!
seticat
Jan. 18th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
*So* sorry the filkbook is in a 'Hate You - Hate EVERYBODY!' mood. [Hands shaddyr her favorite guitar pick for comfort]
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