August 10th, 2014

Paul Neyron rose 2

Sunday so far

I turned the computer off at 11:00 p.m.  I sat up and read until 2:00 a.m.  I felt wide awake as soon as I went to bed, of course.  I took a couple of Benedryl (diphenhydramine) at 2:30 a.m.  I noticed that my breathing was better.  I don't know when I finally fell asleep, but it was probably around 3:30 or 4:00 a.m.  I kept falling back to sleep in the morning, and finally got up at 12:30 p.m., which was bad.

I chatted with Riah a bit.

Later: I finished up an editing job.

I gave P. a call and said hi.  I told her about "The Musketeers," and Porthos being biracial, how the actor had said that Alex Dumas (Alexandre Dumas' father) was a general at a time when there hadn't been many "brown people in uniform," and that was something that attracted him about the show.

I chatted with Jamie for a bit, and made arrangements to talk with A. after "The Musketeers" was over.  [A. had to work, so we'll talk another time.]

Rainjoy posted a new chapter of the Affinity!Verse.  The UST had been getting to me almost as much as it was getting to Athos, I think.  Rainjoy called my Musketeers who's who a "cheat sheet."  Jamie said it must have been a lot of work to write it out, and I said no, that it was relaxing, and that I liked making lists.  It was a good way to unwind one evening after I turned the computer off, and then I typed it up the next morning.

We all know that d'Artagnan is going to be a fire affinity.  It was more than 300 pages to get to Athos.  Only Rainjoy knows how long it will take to get to d'Artagnan.  The fic is nearly 450 pages now.  "Grey" was almost 700 pages.  There's a lot of "introspective character study" in the Affinity!Verse.  I'm now used to the action-adventure of "The Musketeers."  I'm not seeing Constance's death in various other fics I've read.  Milady de Winter killing Constance was important in the book.  That's why I've been trying to not get to like Constance too much.  I know all the real life historical figures have been dead for five centuries, and I know how some of them died.  So how they die in the fictional versions doesn't bother me.

Predatrix posted on her LJ at the end of July.  Generally I just ask after her to Jules.  I should say something to Pred about fixing the dead links to recommended fan fic on her website.  I think the website must have been made in the middle of the Harry Potter books, so it would be a few years old.  Some of the Blake's 7 links went to PDFs, which was nice.  I looked up one that involved Cardassians shedding their skins, and that was very interesting.  Garak/Bashir was so close to canon in Deep Space 9.  Not much of a stretch at all.

Later still: I watched "The Musketeers."  Athos does seem to take a fatherly interest in d'Artagnan.  Things were rather slashy between Porthos and Aramis, and I usually don't see that in source material.  Porthos said to Aramis that he had to stay in the Musketeers, or "who would look after you?"  Aramis was proved to be the best marksman in the Musketeers, and Porthos the best in hand-to-hand combat.  Treville had already said that Athos was the best swordfighter.  D'Artagnan wasn't bad, though.  He's finally a Musketeer.  They're best when they all work together.