November 7th, 2005

reeciebastion

There really are only fifteen actors in the whole damn country. o.O

Oh my gods. Will the theatrical incest never stop? CBC's Shania Twain miniseries has Meredith Henderson playing Shania. She doesn't look anything like Shania, of course, but in Canadian TV that has nothing to do with anything.

Anyway. Meredith Henderson! Was Shirley Holmes of The Adventures of Shirley Holmes! Which was a YTV show that came into existence right when I was starting to seriously fangirl Sherlock Holmes. It was awesome. I would stay up late and get up early to catch this show, though it was hardly ever on. It was a show with Geek Heroism. Also her cute sidekick boy was Geek in Disguise Who Also Kicks Ass Where Shirley Finds it Distasteful, although she knew Kung Fu or something. She presented a... oh, what the hell where they called... those youth awards YTV used to present/may still present but I don't think so? She presented one the same year my friend Pam won one. She's done nothing else since, so far as I know.

Shirley Holmes! Working for the CBC! *geek*

This keeps happening to me. I mean, Alexz Johnson is what's-her-name on Instant Star - she's from New West. I haven't watched Instant Star much, but she was on So Weird, which is that-show-Disney-never-did-anything-proper-about-and-I-wrote-the-uberfic-with. Jewel Staite was a lucky break, but I didn't catch either Flash Forward or Space Cases until they were well in. I'd say I may have killed Firefly, but I didn't get seriously geeky over Firefly until it had already been cancelled.

All these extremely Canadian actors I have loved keep showing up in places where normal humans might see them, and I only know them from shows nobody watched but me. You'd think this would be something I'd be proud and pleased about, but mostly it makes me feel like my extreme lameness and inclination towards super-obscure billions-of-miles-under-the-radar shows as well as my apparent-ability-to-drive-dying-shows-under-by-my-merest-attention is exposed for all the world to see. My curse is probably related to the one that got my mother banned, years and years ago, from watching on TV any hockey games where the Canucks were playing - they lose, every single time. I shit you not. I begin to think, after all these years, that I am similarly, hereditarily, cursed.

It makes me sad. :(
reeciebastion

ARGH.

This is my last semester. How do I still get a shitty enough date that everything I want is already full? Kiddie Lit is full. The really cool-looking Books-That-Have-Been-Adapted-To-Film-This-Last-Century-and-How-They-Muffed-It-Utterly class? Also full. The Creative Writing prof I'm still waiting to hear from - because if it's another "all genre fiction is trash" thing I may have qualms. Because that pisses me off.

I don't want to take super-research-heavy classes my very last semester. I want to be able to get rather good marks without freaking out completely. Because that on top of the potential-grad-school-panic and the increasing-likelihood-of-starvation thing may actually collude to make my head finally, truly explode, and then everything would be worse, because there would be a mess in the carpets, and I'd never get my security deposit back.

Argh, argh, ARGH.

EDIT: Wrong, stupid. Argh. The GoSFU system hates me and always has done. New problem: why is the Enrollment page showing neither a negative balance on my tuition deposit nor an Enrollment Date, despite the fact that I have both the e-mail telling me it's Wednesday morning *and* the magical newspaper with the date and time printed upon it? *headdesk* I'm going to go have to actually talk to a human about this, as there isn't time to wait and slog through the phone tree tomorrow. I hate having to talk to the humans at school. They always make faces at you like you should have been able to manage online, except the website SUCKS and so that's easier said than done. >.
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