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How Did You Survive the Strike?

I'm amazed that as a culture, we often define ourselves by our forms of entertainment.  Music, books, television, movies, etc.   Although I try to not let myself become sucked into that vortex - it happens.  And I confess to being more than a little depressed about the lack of my favorite shows this spring, due to the WGA strike.  (Support the strike in theory but missing out on my faves was a drag).  

So... I'm curious to know, now that we are on the cusp of new eps of our favorite shows and new release dates for movies we were anticipating, how did everyone pass the time you normally would have spent watching tv or movies?  

I rediscovered music that I had forgotten about, I watched an entire series ('Angel') in re-runs thanks to the magic of dvr, started a book club, and discovered a fandom for Jack Sparrow/Elizabeth Swann fics that I love.  Oh, and I started a LJ account, just in case there is someone out there that gives a rat's ass when I start to ramble on about nothing *grins*.

Really can't wait to hear what everyone else did!

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tempertemper
Mar. 18th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
*waves hand in the air* I give a rat's ass!

Hello :)

Well I have mostly coped by writing fan fiction.. and reading it of course.

I am lucky I suppose that I am in the UK, as I have fav shows over here to keep me busy until Bones returns. But that's not much consolation for no new eps of my absolute fav show though :(

Must have been weird / still be weird being over there with hardly anything new on telly.

I have been making icons too - now I've started I can't seem to stop, it's addictive. Appeals to the photographer in me I think.

And been reading fanfic in another fandom for Ashes to Ashes (Life on Mars spin off) which I am loving at the mo.

God - absolutely can't wait for Bones to restart though! In the UK we get Knight on the Grid next, which became one of my fav ever eps when I saw it (ehem, on YT).

xx
doc_3
Mar. 18th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
We have so many sports on tv here that most of the time, that's really what I've watched in place of my normal shows. An unfortunate side-effect of the strike is a total lack of inspiration on my part to write fics . :( I'm still reading though, so you keep up the good work!
ggjunkie33
Mar. 22nd, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Hey! :D

Well I have mostly coped by writing fan fiction.. and reading it of course.

Me too! (except I am still totally a newbie at writing and getting my muse to cooperate....school also makes it a bit harder to get in quality writing time)

We have so many sports on tv here that most of the time, that's really what I've watched in place of my normal shows.

Yep, me too-my family is pretty sportsy, so we're definitely currently tuned in to some of the March Madness baskeball stuff going on... ;P

On a side note, a couple days ago while I was watching a show, I saw the Bones 'coming back in April' promo thing, and I was so excited (it was the first promo I'd actually seen for them coming back) even though I knew when they'd be back. Anyone else get super excited and then proceed to watch the rest of the time to see it again? :)

just in case there is someone out there that gives a rat's ass when I start to ramble on about nothing

Would love to read more posts! ;D
doc_3
Mar. 23rd, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I am beyond excited for the new eps of 'Bones'. I've watched the promos several times on the 'net just to get my fix.
ggjunkie33
Mar. 23rd, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
I know! I'll definitely have to look on the 'net to find more promos :)
I am definitely going to have to re-watch all of season 3(or at least a couple of the episodes) in preparation for new eps :D

I'll be SO glad when we have our Bones back! :)

I'm really excited though to see where they're going to go with the baby storyline, and I'm really hoping to see Angela finding out about the mistletoe kiss, but I'm afraid that part might be cut out because of other stuff that needs to be shown...I guess we'll find out fairly soon! :D
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