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Jan. 3rd, 2017 12:42 pm
wolffe: (captain no pants - yay)
[personal profile] wolffe
I love new friends! I subscribe to people that I think look interesting, or whom I have a lot in common with, or that I see commenting elsewhere and like the sound of, so if that happens to be you this post is an introduction of sorts. Of course you can read my profile, but this is extra stuff I guess?

Anyway, I'm 43 years old. Married to Jason who I met in the dark ages college. We have two sons, Jake and Erik. We have a cat, Pilsbury, and a dog, Mouse. I take a lot of pictures. I'm an LJ refugee. I started over there in 2001 and survived all sorts of drama but decided to make the switch in January 2017 because of the lack of secure pages and all that mess over there.

I post about all sorts of stuff. I battle depression, and anxiety. I'm an introvert but am pretty good at socializing when forced. I have a business making security blankets for kids, but it's been shut down for almost a year due to a bout with the aforementioned depression and anxiety.

Right now I'm ...
Watching: Nothing really. I've been reading a lot here lately. My DVR is getting quite crowded.
Reading: Working on my own book at the moment, though I just finished Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson and I can't recommend it enough.

I can't think of anything else you might want to know. That's me in a nutshell. Stick around if you like, no worries if you don't. :)

Date: 2017-01-03 06:13 pm (UTC)
twotone: A toy figure in a penguin costume is dismayed. It stands next to a mug with a penguin illustration and a broken handle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] twotone
It always makes me happy to hear that boys are watching and enjoying Steven Universe. Sure, it features a boy as a main character, but my perception of its fanbase is "women 18 to 35" so I always worry about whether or not it's actually appealing to the audience that Cartoon Network wants to capture.

There have been Stories about how Cartoon Network (and other TV networks, I'm sure) will drop shows if they're not reaching the audience that they want or are advertising to... the most famous example was the Young Justice cartoon, which supposedly got good viewership numbers but skewed more towards "female" than "male". Since male children were the target audience, the story goes, Young Justice was dropped in 2013 after 2 seasons. (In good news, I've heard that a 3rd season is now under production and Netflix might be airing it.)

Date: 2017-01-03 08:06 pm (UTC)
twotone: A toy figure in a penguin costume is dismayed. It stands next to a mug with a penguin illustration and a broken handle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] twotone
Ah! The Clone Wars TV series is, in my mind, actually better than the movie prequels. It makes a convincing argument as to how Obi-Wan (in Episode 4/A New Hope/the first Star Wars movie) could possibly look so nostalgic and fond as he reminisces about Luke's dad, because in the Clone Wars TV series you actually get to see Anakin Skywalker as a good general, a good friend, etc. Of course, the Clone Wars TV series had many more seasons and episodes in which to round out the characters... and there are some story arcs that weren't the best. (Plus it's an anthology series, so some of the arcs aren't broadcast in chronological order. That can get a bit confusing.)

Star Wars Rebels is skewed a little younger than the Clone Wars TV series (which is a good thing, because Clone Wars could go a little heavy and dark sometimes... the episodes that focus on the Clones have more of a Rogue One vibe sometimes, in terms of being about comrades in arms and the human cost of war). I enjoy Rebels, although I liked the Clone Wars TV series a bit more (and for kid-friendly Star Wars stuff, I enjoyed LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures).

There is a distinct possibility that I prefer Clone Wars because it had a snarky female teen (Ahsoka, Anakin's apprentice) as one of the main leads. Rebels has a snarky male teen lead, and those are dime-a-dozen in a lot of the shows we watch.

I really do love Ahsoka, though. And they eventually eased up on the cutesy nicknames she gave people.

Date: 2017-01-04 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pearlnecklace
I am single with no kids. I'd have to get off all of my meds including my anti psychotic ones to become pregnant. Not worth it. I can adopt.. but not have one of my own.

Count me as your friend. :-)
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Date: 2017-01-04 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pearlnecklace
Why have the pain of childbirth when there are needy children waiting to be adopted?

Date: 2017-01-04 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pearlnecklace
I figure that there are needy children waiting for some love, y'know?

Date: 2017-01-04 02:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elysiangirl
I'm stickin'!

Date: 2017-01-05 12:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anotherheather
We certainly have a few things in common, including depression unfortunately. I don't post about mine much unless it is bothering me. I also have two kids.

Nice to meet you. :)

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