21 August 2017 @ 08:17 am
I watched an episode of Hawaii Five-0 on Friday evening for want of anything else to do. I haven't watched the show in a couple of years because its traffic in stereotypes and jingoism just made it too hard to watch, but Friday I figured I'd give it a go.

Holy moley, it's still the gayest show on TV that thinks it's not gay at all.

Steve and Danny's storyline was the B-plot (or was the case the B-plot? Hard to say). It was Valetine's Day weekend, and Steve and his girlfriend were headed to a hotel to spend a romantic weekend together. Steve cracks open a beer and wanders onto the hotel balcony . . . and discovers Danny already drinking a beer on the next balcony over.

Danny stares at him for a long time and says, "Why?"


Ends up Danny and Steve's gfs have decided they all need to hang out together, so they got adjoining rooms at the hotel. Danny is particularly perturbed by this as he doesn't think his romantic game is strong and it'll be particularly hard with Steve there with his "judgey" face. So they bicker and then have a conversation about . . . safe words. I kid you not.


The rest of the S/D storyline includes:

* Everyone playing volleyball (not gay, right? Their gfs are there!) . . . to the Kenny Loggins song that played during the volleyball scene in Top Gun (aka THE GAYEST)

* Steve and Danny going out for a swim together and wading back from the water together

* Steve and Danny breaking and entering into someone's hotel room in search of Danny's sunglasses

* Steve and Danny having facials in the spa. The camera eventually widens to show the gfs are there, but then Danny decides he can't stand spa-ing a moment longer and leaves, and Steve goes after him to check he's okay.

* A romantic dinner on the beach for the four of them, but Steve and Danny sit beside each other, and Steve throws his arm around Danny and caresses his ear.

I just . . . are the writers trying to send a message? Do they all have secret RL crushes on their friends? Who puts the volleyball music from Top Gun to a scene where Steve and Danny (or for that matter their gfs) are playing a game and thinks "that will read straight"?

I am so looking into the camera like Ben Wyatt right now.

My day has gone a bit cockammie. I was supposed to see my psychiatrist at 9.20 but there are storms the whole way between there and here (an hours drive) and I just cannot. So now I have to squeeze it in next week between various work things. Fun! It frees up some time for me to do other things, but I'm so flummoxed by the order of my day being thrown out of whack that I don't exactly know what other things I want to do. Brains.

A program I've been working on all summer starts up this Wednesday with training days for everyone involved, and then our participants arrive on Saturday. I usually look forward to the participants arriving, but I am so utterly over this program after working on it the past three months that I feel no anticipation. It was supposed to be a program run by me and one of my bosses, but then she left, and everyone assumed I would just pick up the slack. But it is a two-person job, and there is only one of me, so I am left very tired, frustrated, and out of fucks for the whole thing. It'll get done, but oy. I have an email in to my other boss about extra compensation for all my work, so I hope they come through on that.

I guess I'm feeling frustrated overall that I never got a chance to have a summer. I did some very cool things - I loved getting a glimpse of Boston; my conference in Virginia last week was amazing - but save for four hours on a Michigan beach, I've had no real time off, and no time to take time off at that. So today I'm feeling very grumpy.

Boo on that. Perhaps I should bribe myself to do work and go to the coffeeshop? That would be a fun place to be even if the work I'm doing is not fun itself. Sounds like a plan.
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Liz / pyrrhical / anoyo: h50 danny steve shrug[personal profile] anoyo on August 21st, 2017 06:19 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched H50 in ages, but I remember it being like a fish to the face with ALL THE GAY. Pilot episode: went looking for fic. (I marathoned the entire first season in one sitting, actually, which may have been a bad idea? I don't know. NO REGRETS.) Then I watched through to the end of season three and gave up caring about the plot. I'll probably pick it back up now that it's done and I don't have to worry about waiting for anything, because Steve/Danny is just so much damn fun. And it's freaking canon. They're just poly-amorous. That's my theory.
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on August 22nd, 2017 08:47 pm (UTC)
I love the polyamarous angle. Totally adopting that as my new head canon. And yes, I'm the same way - loved season one, tilted my head at season two, suffered through parts of season three, let it go.
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Liz / pyrrhical / anoyo: xm:fc charles erik stairs[personal profile] anoyo on August 22nd, 2017 08:51 pm (UTC)
Right? They were / are totally polyamorous. Love it. Oh, kids.
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kass: h50[personal profile] kass on August 21st, 2017 07:06 pm (UTC)
I am giggling at your description of H50. Yep, that sounds pretty gay, all right. :-)

I hug you up.
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on August 22nd, 2017 08:47 pm (UTC)
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lexstar29[personal profile] lexstar29 on August 21st, 2017 07:31 pm (UTC)
I've not seen any of that show for years, but it does not sound like it has changed on that score!

I'm sorry so much work has fallen on your shoulders. I hope they remunerate you for it. Hopefully once the participants arrive some of the joy you usually find in it will return.

I hope you did indeed go and work at the coffee shop and that it helped the work part feel more fun.
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on August 22nd, 2017 08:47 pm (UTC)
I did get a lot done at the coffeeshop - it's good to get out of the house; lowers my anxiety some. And the latte was delicious!

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