May 18th, 2009

cass groovy

APED: "organization"

Did you see that thing I was using?
It was here just a minute ago.
Like the book I was reading. Oh, it was good!
How it'll end, I don't know.
And I lost all my string, and a few other things,
and my tax return's vanished as well,
and something or other, way down at the bottom
-- what is it? -- is starting to smell.

I do have a system. It works very well.
I know just where everything is.
Except for the stuff that I just put down now.
But other than that, I'm a whiz.
I'll find it next week. For that's my technique.
I find what I don't need. It's true!
But the things that I need just get lost in the piles --
Say, you're here. Where did I put *you?*
cameron's head

farewell, SCC

So, SCC was cancelled.

I think I speak for a lot of people when I say, "Bummer."

It wasn't a great show. But it was starting to be really consistently good, with occasional bursts of excellence. That's the shame of it; if SCC had been deep-sixed after first season -- hell, after the pilot -- I wouldn't have minded. But it started to get better; more than that, it started to get *different.* Not only did the show start frequently firing on all cylinders, but even its failures were interesting, and it began to get to the point where I really wanted to see what the show would do next. Alas, I won't get to find out. Nor will I get the spin-off about Weaver, Savannah, Ellison, and John Henry.

Some more thoughts in my piece at Strange Horizons, written before the news came down. I will say that it's a shame that the show goes off the air just as the fandom is coalescing. Maybe we ought to have a valedictory fic-off, or something.

Meanwhile, FOX brought back the execrable DOLLHOUSE, which has thus far been largely a spectacular failure by Whedon et al. We'll see if it gets better season two. I'm doubtful, but then I'd written off SCC at this point last year.