My body is, probably understandably, very ow right now. My mom got to indulge in her favorite hobby, which is buying me clothes. At least I have a chance of wearing them? And now I can be guilted into going to class and doing yoga now that I have outfits for it? Also, I think I am the only person in the world who doesn't see yoga pants as lounging-around-the-house-wear. I always feel like my thighs are getting strangled by them.
I am still meditating. Still working on it!
Fic work is continuing! I am now approaching 11k, and I am powering through my plot points. There are still a lot of plot points left. I have been mostly unproductive during the week and ridiculously productive on the weekends. I occasionally am convinced that I will never finish it, even though I'm past the halfway mark.
As part of fic 'research' ah-hem, I went and watched Cruel Intentions, which was kind of interesting.
- There is a character named Blaine (who is canonically queer -- also a drug dealer) who interacts with a character named Sebastian and they both go to an expensive prep school, and now I am reading a fic where Blaine and Sebastian hook up. If you squint sideways, you can almost imagine that it's Glee fanfic instead.
- Speaking of which, the queerness in the movie is so odd. It exists in that weird in-between place, where queerness is acceptable enough to be shown in a trashy teen soap opera of a movie but still transgressive enough to be considered edgy and risqué.
- I wish Ryan Phillippe were a better actor, because his Sebastian always sounds so flat about everything. Also, he has a baby Justin Timberlake face, which makes it even harder to take him seriously.
- On the other hand, the ladies killed it, especially Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon.
- The race stuff in this movie is occasionally sharp, but mostly it's weird.
- The love story is hilariously truncated because they wanted to put a lot of time on Teenagers Behaving Badly. It is so difficult to find it convincing. SO DIFFICULT.
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