Rupertus  Domesticus

Watching Who Confidential, a little late.

Domesticity: The most exciting thing that happened this week was that I got my washing machine fixed. No, really, this was better than posting fic. It broke two weekends ago. A little old Russian dude in a tidy uniform came out and diagnosed it last week. I saw the lovely burn mark on the control board where a diode had popped. It was a nice control board, too, large and old-fashioned. Lots of space, because it probably runs at high power. This week the parts came in and today the Russian guy with his toolbox came back and got it all fixed.

Now I am running load after load of laundry. Must keep Mr Pedia in clean polo shirts and me in clean gym clothes.

It's a front-loading Maytag thingie. It ran for 10 years before breaking, which make me raise an eyebrow because I might have expected 20. Oh well. If it takes another decade to break again I'm okay with that.

Fandom: I now have four pinboard accounts:

• real-name one, used for the usual purposes, purchased way back when it was very cheap
• the back end for giles_watchers, purchased when Yahoo first promised to kill Delicious
• one for the whedon kink meme, purchased immediately after seeing what AVOS did to Delicious
• one for antennapedia, to replace the Delicious index for my own fic.

That last one is gratuitous. I procrastinated from writing today by writing a fast script to generate a Netscape-format bookmarks file with all my fic, using all my own tags plus some other data, to fill out the entries nicely.

If I am typical, it's no wonder Maciej is investing in new hardware.

By the way, if you want to know what he was famous for before writing Pinboard, it's the essay Dabblers and Blowhards, which pokes at notorious self-important blowhard Paul Graham. Just this essay should be enough to make you like him.

Strength: This week at the gym I did my first full clean & jerk, which is another one of those classic Olympic weightlifting moves with a baffling name. I could explain it, but it would be tedious. I am stoked to have done this obscure weirdly named lift, even if I only managed to put 75 pounds over my head.

And I note that I have posted every day for a week now, a feat I have not managed since 2009.
And I note that I have posted every day for a week now, a feat I have not managed since 2009.

Let's see how long I manage it. I am still fannish in my head about BtVS, but the fandom itself is sort of making me blue. It's so very very quiet. Ever look at comments on stories in other fandoms?
Hmm. I have seen other fandoms. I guess you're right, but I still haven't found any show that I love half as much as Buffy. Is it because it's off the air?

Yeah, I think it is. Some fans prefer the vibe from series/canons that are in progress. Some fans (like me) prefer closed canons where you know the landscape and where all the minefields are. There are more of the people that like the in-progress stuff & the shared fun of experiencing new content. Also, BtVS was a mailing list fandom for a long time, not an LJ fandom. The segment of it over here was never as giant as, say, the Stargate fandom over here was.
Hello, just a few words to say that I really enjoy your fics. I think I let a commentary on one of them. Great work, truly. Also, I'm very happy about your washing machine; say hi for me.

An anonymous Rupertus fan (and, as it happens, Ashgo on FFnet).
Thank you very much! It's my pleasure to be entertaining. Also my very great pleasure to have clean clothes again :D