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I feel drained just reading about the current situation on LJ. Applause to those spear heading efforts to force Live Journal/Six Apart to re-evaluate. I know many people are considering moving to other blogging sites. That just seems too daunting a task for me. And I hope that between fandom outrage and news sites beginning to pick up the story Six Apart will pull their heads out of their collective asses, back track, and do the right thing. I'm sure a few disgusting sites were eradicated, but a lot of innocent people had years of work vanish without a word. Would it have killed them to have people investigate the comms before suspending them? Most of us surf LJs before friending people and we can tell pretty quickly if it's someone we want to be 'friends' with or not. This just seems like they didn't even make an attempt to look before they leaped.

There's a lot of links and discussion out there which I'm sure most of you have come across. I'm just going to point out this brief write up at boingboing.com because a) it's brief ;) and b) it sums up some things about Six Apart nicely.

I did end up archiving my journal last night. It's something I've been meaning to do for awhile and since everyone else was doing it...here's the archive I used that most people were linking too. I got a wee bit confused after clicking on download and then download again. Under the latest releases section I (eventually) clicked on 32-bit windows and it was smooth sailing from there.

Now back to the regularly scheduled entertainment news...


Eh. I didn't hate it. It didn't make me want to throw things at the screen. However, it felt like some random mid-season filller ep rather than a season finale. The cliffhanger wasn't much of one since I haven't heard of anyone leaving the show. The patient's story seemed a bit sloppy. Why the big deal about the lost suitcase when the contents would have been of no help. And should I get started on Cameron? I was so proud of her telling Chase it was over and keeping him at bay all these weeks and then she shows up on his doorstep and says she couldn't wait until Tuesday. WHAT?! To make matters worse she resigns and I'm not sure why other than House was mean to her sort-of boyfriend.

One great moment was after the patient came back from the dead. House looked up towards the heavens and I think it was less about the "miracle" then House wondering if perhaps there is a God and he was wrong. ;-)

Because Ausiello has been increasingly pissing me off (there is a difference between sarcasm and rudeness dude) I've been exploring other entertainment news sources. TV Squad had a couple of links recently that I thought might be of interest to some of you.

The 'Veronica Mars' That Could Have Been.

And for those wondering about a certain obscured plot point in the season finale of 'Lost'.

Now I shall go do some work I brought home from the office. ::grumbles::
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I know many people are considering moving to other blogging sites. That just seems too daunting a task for me. And I hope that between fandom outrage and news sites beginning to pick up the story Six Apart will pull their heads out of their collective asses, back track, and do the right thing.

That's pretty much where I am. The idea of moving over to another journaling site just doesn't seem like something I'm going to do. And I do think what you've mentioned above will eventually be where this all settles, though that certainly does not make up for what has already happened.

However, it felt like some random mid-season filller ep rather than a season finale. The cliffhanger wasn't much of one since I haven't heard of anyone leaving the show.

I felt the same way. I kept expecting more, because so far all of the House finales, no matter how uneven the season can be, have been awesome. Some of the very best. And this didn't feel that way. And it felt all over the place.

I also really wish they would decide on who Chase is. It's like, in a given situation, I can figure out how almost all the characters will react BUT Chase.I didn't find his firing shocking, just... Meh.

I was so proud of her telling Chase it was over and keeping him at bay all these weeks and then she shows up on his doorstep and says she couldn't wait until Tuesday. WHAT?! To make matters worse she resigns and I'm not sure why other than House was mean to her sort-of boyfriend.

YES! When that happened, I was completely staring at the screen with my mouth open. I NEVER bought that relationship. I never felt that Chase fell for her and I certainly did not feel that way concerning Cameron either. I just can't find myself caring about them and I'm kinda irritated that we're going to have to deal with this next season too.

I did find it interesting to see the different ways Cameron said "I'll miss you" in this episode. But that's about it.

There were some good moments. Foreman did drag it out and I think Wilson nailed it when he said that Foreman was afraid of turning into who he *thinks* House is. I feel like that was a cop-out on Foreman's part and still do. I liked his scene with Cameron though. And I liked all the Wilson/House, of course.

The couple was also endearing enough and I really liked the husband. The case was pretty interesting too. But yeah, i wanted more from the finale.
The dust may be settling. Thank God. It's just unfortunate that so much of this could have been avoided if the people running LJ/Six Apart had a clue.

I've really loved the last two House finales so for them to come up with a middling episode was a huge disappointment. I mean, last season we ended with him being shot and wheeled into surgery and this season we end with him buying a new guitar???

Maybe we were suppose to be shocked he fired Chase because he's the biggest ass kisser, but that's why House would fire Chase. The writers seem to fail to understand their own characters some times.

The Chase/Cameron thing...I have NO idea what the point is. I hope that the writers don't think it's cute to have a real life couple paired up on screen. My biggest problem is that the series seems unwilling to commit to any relationship. No matter what she says, Cameron still loves House. You don't get that indignant with people when the comment on your feelings if you truly don't care. Not to mention, what was with the arm touching and loook she gave House? On the House side of things, we've had him obsessing over Cuddy, yet eyeing Cameron every chance he gets. And let's not forget the kiss.

I did like the patients husband. It was nice to see a family member of a patient just accept House's assishness as long as he could save his wife.
I've got some lawyer-types on my flist who were speculating that the widespread deletions were a product of SixApart's assessment of their liability under the Online Child Protection Act for networking pedophiles via interests, and they were just deleting all of the journals that were the focus of complaints. The theory was that 6A was applying the same solution to every journal without regard to content, because if they start making judgments based on content, they might lose their safe harbor protection as an impartial service provider. But the 6A CEO's statement to the press is throwing that theory into doubt, and in any case, LJ has completely bungled the way they've handled this situation. On top of everything else, it now looks like the complainants troll LJ as a hobby in between hanging confederate flags around their dwellings and threatening immigrants, and are in no way, shape, or form a legitimate child advocacy group. Ugh. Way to go, LJ. They need to be telling people exactly what they're doing and why; otherwise, there's just a lot of panic and confusion.
Thanks for the heads up/links. I'd heard some brief rumblings about this, but hadn't really felt like diving in the deep end to see what was going on so the "layman's guide" is very much appreciated.

Also WOW. Yeah. Uh...WOW. Now I'm going to have to go back over my flist and catch up on everything for realz.

I still haven't watched the Heroes finale even though I really like the show. Not really sure why... Suppose it says something, really. However much I might love Heroes - I can't see myself waiting over a week to watch the BSG finale...
I was underwhelmed by the Heroes finale and that's all I'll say until you have seen it. ;)

BSG is probably my only OMG MUST WATCH NOW! television show. I like quite a few others, but it wouldn't be killing me to have to wait to see what the heck is going on.
The case seemed like random filler, but I really bought all the firings and resignations. It felt awfully change-y to me; like they're rebooting.