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It's an odd feeling... - Happy's Obsession
or what I do between bouts of Real Life
It's an odd feeling...
... transitioning from one thing to another. Exciting, exhilarating... yet not wanting to leave the old behind.

I'm madly in love with Battlestar Galactica (henceforth called BSG). I have a crush on Starbuck, and love how they've written the Number Six character.

But I am loathe to leave my QaF fandom behind... although many others are drifting away lately. Or maybe that's my reflection I'm seeing... I still love the show, but I'm not obsessed with it as I once was. For the obvious reasons, but also because my touchstones are now online... I don't feel the same manic pull I used to. The one that got me to tell my boss on short (3 week) notice that I was taking a week off to go to Toronto, or that I needed the upcoming weekend off (4 days notice). And I didn't even care - I would have quit the job I had if there had been any disagreement about it. I can't imagine doing that now. Hell, I can't even convince myself it's OK to call into work sick if I really am!

But, the feeling of transitioning into a new love is kind of invigorating!
11 Voices or Sing to Me
reader1 From: reader1 Date: January 10th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Why is this making me sad?

Somehow, this feeling that people are pulling back and letting go is makes me melancholy. I can't imagine you not being here, talking about QAF. I hope that you continue to love it for a long, long time, and that you don't change your screen name. Hugs, Sherrie
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: January 10th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Why is this making me sad?

I don't plan on changing my screen name, and I DO still love the show, just not obsessively like before. I mean, I used to scour the webs obsessively for new fic... and I haven't even read stuff for the last month or more (except the BJLJ's & Burn). It's odd for me to feel the pull lessening. I guess I'll just have to wait and see...
danelle9118 From: danelle9118 Date: January 10th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm with you on that. I still love it but lost the overwhelming obsessive feeling about it around 503. I think that's good at least as far as maintaining a healthy life goes. But I agree that I can't imagine the fandom without you so don't kiss it goodbye completely... not yet...

BTW - did you get my email asking about the other thing? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a positive response.
From: soitg0es Date: January 10th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been through the same with HBO's Oz. I still love it and often re-watch it, but like you said - without the 'manic pull'. I'm fairly new to QAF fandom (I discovered the show a little over a year ago), so it's entertainment I still have to 'suck dry' *lol*
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: January 10th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome! It's a fun place, here... not quite as manic as it was, but look in my Memories section if you want some fic recs.

From: soitg0es Date: January 10th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you :) Fic recs are always welcome!
nightsister From: nightsister Date: January 11th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! BSG is one of the best shows on TV right now.

It's easy to see why you're transitioning -- QAF is over, there will be no more new episodes, and BSG is only in season 2.5. Plus the storylines and characters are so compelling. And pretty. Don't forget pretty. *g*

The whole SciFi Friday night lineup has me sitting on my couch every week. If you want, I can give you the names of some BSG icon and fic communities on LJ (or you can just scan my userinfo). There's also the Crumpeteers, a comm on LJ for Jamie Bamber fans. I wonder if there's a Katee Sackoff comm now...
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: January 11th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for giving me the info - I'll be on by! Love, love, love the show! And especially Katee - she's got me, all right! Dying over waiting for the next episode, especially after the previews last week.

And thanks for the welcome aboard!
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: January 11th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC) (Link)
PS - your icon inspired me to make this one... and I had an almost impossible time deciding what to put on it, because all I could hear was your text running through my head!
nightsister From: nightsister Date: January 11th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Haha, it's an Ani Defranco reference, if you didn't know already. :)

And I will be the first to admit that in the beginning I thought a female Starbuck was a bad idea, but now I can't think of the character in any other way. My husband got me the original series on dvd ('tho I'd seen them all when they first aired) and it now seems so... cheesy! Don't get me wrong, it was fun, but the new one just blows it away.
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: January 11th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I loved the old one... and agree that when I saw it about 12 years ago (?) it was so cheesy in the light of technological developments! But at the time, it was rocking. Scary to admit that now...

The new series? Divine!
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