gave me five things to post about. Here goes...
1. your LJ name, valis2 (even though you explained it to me the other night)
: Vast Artificial Life Intelligence System from the book by Philip K Dick, or awesome Japanese video game character. Your choice. The 2 is because valis
is already taken.
2. Riptide (of course)
: I saw this show in the eighties, and I was moderately into it. Then I started watching the reruns on USA in the late eighties, and I really
got into it, but then I forgot about it almost entirely. I mean, I would list it as one of the eighties shows I used to watch, like A*Team and Miami Vice, but I only remembered that there was a boat in it. Seriously. Then I discovered tinx_r
's Steeper Than It Looks
fic, and even though I couldn't remember which character was Nick and which was Cody, it was so good that I couldn't help but google the boys after I was done reading just so I could remember. And then I reread it. And then again. And then again. And then I went to work and thought about it all day, and when I got home I read it again. By that point Tinx was giving me a whole list of stuff to read, and once I found the glory of oddmonster
and her writing, I was floored--I mean, seriously, this fandom is how small? And there are how
many great writers? So that was a really awesome reintroduction to the show. And then I bought the DVDs and the rest is history.
: Yum. ( Oh, I guess I should say more. )
4. Your new house
: Um. I am still getting used to not hearing sirens, alarm clocks in other apartments, garbage trucks emptying dumpsters, people screaming or shouting, people having relations, loud thumping musical noise, car alarms, people making their cars beep at one o'clock in the morning, people slamming car doors, people talking loudly on the sidewalk at one o'clock in the morning, people slamming apartment doors, and dogs barking barking barking all the time. I am not used to the fact that there's no one above us. I am not used to the fact that I have a garage to park in now. I am not prepared for the landscaping, mowing, and drudgery of outside maintenance.
I am, however, delighted by stashing things in the basement. I don't think that will ever get old.
: I think this says it all.