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24 July 2007 @ 09:45 pm
It Wasn't My Fault!  
Yes, only this morning I said I'd be at my IJ the next time LJ went down. But I didn't do it! [crosses fingers behind back]

In totally other news, I can't figure out why I'm watching Jericho. It's my big fear. since I was six, I've been certain that a post nuclear future was what awaited, and reading 'Alas, Babylon' in seventh grade just helped reinforce that. It was the reason I didn't watch it when it started in the Fall. But here I am, watching the repeats, freaking myself out [sigh] I'm nuts!

Yay! LJ is back!! But IJ was much fun while it was down :)

bleukittiebleukittie on July 25th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
I like Jericho. I keep thinking of what I would do in that situation, then realize I live in a first strike area. I figure I'd grab the kitties and we'd all sit in the basement and wait for the end. Catching Mirabella would be difficult tho.
Ithithildyn on July 25th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
My plans change every few years :) But I do worry about my kitties something terrible. I've had a recurring nightmare about a pandemic or a nuclear war where I'm dying and have to kill my cats first so they won't suffer. Yes, I'm a cheery sort of person! I always wake up crying.
amonitrate: axeamonitrate on July 26th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
I live on the outskirts of DC. I figure I'm doomed :)
K2: bart-homermedelle on July 25th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
It was SOOOO your fault!!! *nods*
Ithithildyn on July 25th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
[snorfle] I be cool!
K2: evil twinmedelle on July 25th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)

You pushed the button! :D
Ithithildyn on July 25th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
Just like in Duck Dodgers with the big red button that says 'don't push'!
K2: o rly?medelle on July 25th, 2007 07:10 am (UTC)
except that we're not yet in the 24th and a half century. ;)
DarthHelloKittydarthhellokitty on July 25th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Oooh, I read 'Alas, Babylon' around 7th grade - all the more disturbing since it was set in Florida, where I lived! I really had it drummed into me in school that Any Minute Now, the Bomb would drop, and we'd all be fucked. I actually left my radio on all night for five years so I'd know if it was coming!
Ithithildyn on July 25th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
When I was in first grade, I lived in Alameda, which basically existed for the Naval Air Station there. This would have been around 1968-69. We used to have 'duck and cover' drills. My best friend was a year older and her family had escaped from Hungary after the Soviet occupation. So she misheard/misunderstood teachers talking about an upcoming drill. She thought the Soviets were going to attack that day. And she told me. It's one of my most vivid childhood memories. I remember wondering why, if we were all going to die, they didn't let us go home to out parents. I really wanted to be with my mum. Then the drill happened, and my baby brain realized what had happened. But I remember it still!
Becca: Harry WTF? by beccadgbeccadg on July 25th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
So totally your fault, but upside was that I did get a bit of sprucing up done on my IJ, and set myself up with a proper GJ. I've got redundancies all over now. :D
lillie: jericholilliew on July 25th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
Hah! Got you watching it! Yay!!!

Honestly, the show really isn't like The Day After or other similar post-apocalyptic movies. They mostly show the reaction of the people and town to what happened (and there's a key reason why Jericho doesn't get any radiation etc.).

Let me know what you think of the show. I haven't been this obsessed about a show since B5 and FK.
I will call her George: Methosstrangevisitor7 on July 25th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
I have wanted to watch Jericho fron the begining but now I also want to support the fan Campaign. I love that they succeeded. It gives the rest of us crazy fans hope.

I felt like an addict on withdrawl while LJ was down but I watched more highlander. So it was all good. Oh and I've got the kids watching now, too. 2 more episodes until Methos!
kimurhokimuro on July 25th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
I grew up in and around military bases, Okinawa (where we had bombing drills in school in addition to fire drills) and in the Hampton/ Norfolk/ Newport News (VA) metropolis. I never worried about the aftermath of a nuclear bombing because ... well, I figured I wouldn't have to!

gloomy, perhaps, but realistic. Why worry?
Mischief: PWDanThinkingem_kellesvig on July 25th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
I spent last night jumping around IJ, posting here and there, and uploading grunches of userpics. I wish I had 300 to play with over here. *pouts*
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: fragilewiliqueen on July 25th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
I can't watch Jericho for exactly that reason...sort of. The weird thing is that, for almost the entirety of the 80s, I lived in eastern Colorado, 30 miles from Denver and about 90 from Colorado Springs. In other words, I lived with the absolute certainty that if it happened, I'd probably never know.

But I couldn't make it through The Day After at the time, and have barely done so once in the late 90s. I watched the Jericho pilot when it aired, said "I cannot do this on a long-term basis," and never looked at it again. I don't care how good it is. I just can't. And I don't know why, since I certainly never had any fear of having to live through that myself.