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[personal profile] holdouttrout
Yesterday I was convinced I should have studied computer science and today I think I should be a professor of fandom.


My workplace recently had to replace many of our computers, and since we have proprietary software, we needed to re-format the hard drives and re-install Windows on them before sending them to lovely new homes. This task fell to me, as the resident computer guru. I actually really love doing this kind of thing, especially since I *thought* it would be a pretty easy task. Well, to be fair, it WAS easy to reformat and then re-install Windows. I just hadn't realized that each computer would need me to babysit and install a ton of drivers, too. My experience in that regard has been fairly limited. Anyway, I figured that out on Friday, and managed to bumble my way through online documentation, forums, and driver discs to end up with machines that connect to the internet, install updates, and even make noise!

As I was finishing up one of said machines, I thought that I really should have been a CS major, because I love the feeling of fighting my way through ignorance and making a computer work. I actually had a moment when I thought that I probably sold myself short when I was in college--I kept thinking I should take a CS class and never did.

Le sigh.




Anyway, today I was thinking about Sam and Jack and Laira, as one does (if one reads thoughts by Sharon on 100 Days). She made the astute observation that if Jack showed up on *her* planet, she'd totally try to sleep with him, so she really couldn't be mad at Laira. That led me to laugh and then think that she was totally right, and at least one big reason that some of us Sam/Jack diehards don't like Laira is because we have already identified Sam as our proxy*. And then I thought that it would be totally cool to study how the audience identifies with characters based on the longevity of their roles on a show. (My hypothesis is that the longer a character is on a show, the more the audience identifies with them, and that the audience rarely even sympathizes with a guest star.)

That whole train of thought made me think I really should have gone for Fandom Studies. :-)


*I'm not saying we (read: I) don't like Sam in her own right, btw. Or that I don't like Laira, because I think she's actually a pretty good character and it's totally understandable that Jack likes her... but I also kinda hate that she exists.**

**I don't feel at all the same way about Pete. I quite like him. Huh. What in the world does this say about me?***

***Probably that I belong in the Sam/Jack rabid shipper camp after all. Even if I do know where the sekret OT3 passage is.

Date: 2013-08-21 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazedturkey.livejournal.com
That all makes sense to me. Althoguh I kinda liked Laira.

And I didn't like Pete.

And that chick in a 100 days - hated her. But mainly that was because she was a) too young and b) I'm irrational.

Hmm. I think I may be rambling. OT3 for the win!

Date: 2013-08-21 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syxp.livejournal.com
Wait, do you mean Brief Candle?

I wouldn't have minded Pete so much if he hadn't been so stalkery and house-buying-without-discussing-y.

Date: 2013-08-21 01:40 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Well, there is that. Serious lack of good judgment.

Date: 2013-08-21 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syxp.livejournal.com
Seriously. Who buys a house they intend to share with someone else as a surprise.

Date: 2013-08-21 01:49 am (UTC)
nandamai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nandamai
Badly written characters, that's who.

Date: 2013-08-21 01:51 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Hah! Agreed.

Date: 2013-08-21 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syxp.livejournal.com
And probably goats, too.

Date: 2013-08-21 02:12 am (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Oh how I wish I had the artistic ability to draw Pete as a goat.

Date: 2013-08-21 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syxp.livejournal.com
GoatPete?

Sounds like commentfic to me. :P

Date: 2013-08-21 03:05 am (UTC)
nandamai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nandamai
\o/

Date: 2013-08-21 03:06 am (UTC)
nandamai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nandamai
The goat resents your implication.

Date: 2013-08-21 03:15 am (UTC)
nandamai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nandamai
You know, there's a well-beloved J/D story in which Jack buys a house and sets it up all love-nest like but never lives in it or mentions it to Daniel, and then he leaves it to Daniel in his will, and it's all romantic and shit. I mean, people luuuurve this story. Me: :-/

(Nothing to do with the ship, just: NO.)

Date: 2013-08-21 05:01 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Wait. This sounds familiar. I think I saw that somewhere a couple of years ago.

Edit: no, I definitely did. I read it, even! I remember being sort of baffled by the concept.
Edited Date: 2013-08-21 05:02 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-08-21 01:43 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Laira was from 100 days, and Kynthia was the young chick in Brief Candle, which mentioned the people living for 100 days. Just to be confusing.

Date: 2013-08-21 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazedturkey.livejournal.com
I think after all that I actually meant threads. PREGNANT BRAIN IS MY EXCUSE ANDD IM STICKING TO IT

Date: 2013-08-21 05:00 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Hah hah oh that is perfect. Jack, you have too many women!

Date: 2013-08-21 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazedturkey.livejournal.com
Jack=hussy.

Date: 2013-08-21 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] latetothesj.livejournal.com
This will be going off topic, sorry. I was watching Lost City yesterday. I liked blonde Weir. Why did she get replaced? Did she look too similar to Carter?

Date: 2013-08-21 03:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
I'm not sure! It could have been a scheduling thing with the actor(s), or they just thought that a brunette was a better choice, or the chemistry between actors was better, or... yeah. I have no clue.

I don't think she was that similar to Amanda Tapping, though, except that they were both blond.

Date: 2013-09-11 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] archersangel.livejournal.com
Jack, you have too many women!

that reminds me of what jack said do daniel in the broca divide; "you keep this up & you'll have a girl on every planet."

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