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25th-Sep-2007 10:08 am
Happy Birthday Kathy

It has been decided by my flatmates that we will be watching the final 3 episodes of Supernatural before embarking on Heroes Season 2. If I'm lucky, they won't insist on the last 3 episodes of Season 1 as well. This means that Heroes won't be watched tonight, or for a few days.

If any of you fuckers spoil me in the tiniest little way, I swear to Bob I will cut you over the internets.

I don't want to hear that it made you happy, I don't want to hear that you cried. I don't want to know if you've been Jossed, or I've been Jossed, or anything. Not anything. I'm crankier over spoilers than I am about canon-puncture. And we all know how that went down.

I'm not actually in a bad mood, although I feel I should be, seeing as I hurt my back in pilates last night. You know how everyone has to have something they're best at in all the world? Well, I'm best at being bad at bending. I'm not even exaggerating: I have never ever met anyone whose lower back is less bendy than mine, barring specific health reasons. It just doesn't dothe most simple of simple things. Like allow me to sit on the floor, for example. I'm really really bad at sitting on the floor.

'Course, tight hamstrings and rubbish circulation don't help much either. But part of being me is a sense of smug satisfaction at sitting cross legged even for a few minutes, knowing that a few years ago you couldn't do that at all. And even if it means that you're going to have to move in a second due to back problems, or ohmygodthepainmakeitSTOP pins and needles, and even though it means you can't actually reachanything you need, it's still an improvement.

This does, of course, mean than pilates isn't quite as good as relaxing me as it should be. Because - well, hello self esteem and anxiety issues. When I can't do something as badly as I can't do Pilates (no seriously, I can't lift a straight leg above a 30 deg angle), it upsets me, and I get angry and frustrated and tetchy and cry.

Anyway, after last night my back was seriously tense and stiff around the small of it. I don't think there's any damage, just hugs amounts of tension which made it impossible to bend last night and has made me tense today.

25th-Sep-2007 10:29 am (UTC)
I don't know, I think I could probably take you on in that.
25th-Sep-2007 10:47 am (UTC)
"Canon-puncture"? Is it worth asking what this terrifying phrase signifies?
25th-Sep-2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
It's a term from the RPG milliways_bar, meaning to tell a fictional character that they're fictional. A particularly egregious example:

Character A: "Hi! I'm A!"
Character B: "...Dude, I read your book! You are so awesome!"
Character A: "Um. Book?"
Character B: "Yeah! Author C wrote it. Man, that bit with the childhood trauma you never tell anyone about, with your father and the dog -- that was some heavy stuff. You kick ass!"
Character A: "......"

Obviously, it can happen in more subtle ways too. Milliways is a game with characters from lots of various universes, including some in which other books or movies are clearly established as fiction, so it can get tricky to navigate sometimes even when everyone's trying hard.
25th-Sep-2007 10:55 am (UTC)
Ow. Poor back. *Pats it carefully* Did you take a hot bath for soothing purposes?

And a friend who used to be a dance instructor told me that stretches are naturally way harder for some people than others. :( The only way around it is constant practice, so it's no failing on your part. If you're making yourself work, though, you're doing good! (Apart from maybe the pain part.)
25th-Sep-2007 04:40 pm (UTC) - I think these are what they call "fighting words"
- Sylar gives birth to HALF-COCKROACH CHILDREN!
- Mohinder discovers his own superpower: NOT CHAFING IN LEATHER PANTS!!
- Claire discovers her healing factor DOES NOT WORK ON HICKEYS... WITH HILARIOUS RESULTS!!!

(Disclaimer: If any of this is at all true I should not be blamed as I did not watch the episode nor am I likely to do so anytime soon.)
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