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!!!!!!!!!

The main office at work mostly mutes sound from outside and from the inside, but at the end of the second episodes of Parks and Recreation I made a noise that made someone walking by outside turn around and glance through the window in concern. Shook a little with joy, I think. Grabbed at my face and maybe sobbed melodramatically. Because that was the first time something like that killed me with flaily, 'shippy joy to the extent that Casino Night did, and the fact that it had been followed by an already ridiculously wonderful scene between Andy and April? Forty minutes of this show at once apparently have the ability to turn me into a mindless teen.

I also cackled a lot and cackled at the same things during even the rewatches (all the rewatches. we shouldn't talk about how many times I've rewatched both episodes.) and cackled again when rewatching the episodes together with [livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie, and. you know. my heart has collapsed a little from all that reason to feel joy. all that reason to love. which is just. Oh, show. This is sappy, but thank you for encouraging love.

Better thoughts in a better post, someday soon (if I can gather the words).

-- rachu

P.S.: On a semi-related note, has indifference stopped being cool yet? Scoffing at enthusiasm genuinely makes me angry and I need that to go away. Our system has been plagued by it long enough. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH LOVING THINGS AND TALKING ABOUT THEM.

P.P.S.: More of you should be watching Happy Endings, OK?

Date: 2011-05-13 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irishmizzy.livejournal.com
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH LOVING THINGS AND TALKING ABOUT THEM.

PREACH. I'm hoping that now that shows like Happy Endings and Parks and Rec are actively saying that being indifferent is lame/it's good to be excited about things means that society is over it. BECAUSE I SURE AM.

ETA omg Casino Night was my second thought after that episode ended, somehow this felt SO MUCH BETTER. Probably because there was no crying.
Edited Date: 2011-05-13 05:32 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-05-13 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darling-ashes.livejournal.com
I freaked out at the end of Parks and Rec. I wasn't expecting it and I loved that! Realistic yet a surprise. Plus, April and Andy continue to be my darlings. I love when things work out and people are happy!

Being indifferent is uncool. People should squee with pride.

Date: 2011-05-13 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quick-ly.livejournal.com
Even though we knew something was going to happen, I was still very "is this real life?" when it did! I really can't remember the last time TV affected me this way.

Date: 2011-05-13 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] torigates.livejournal.com
I LOVE THINGS ALL THE TIME AND TALK ENDLESSLY ABOUT THEM. hahaha, it's probably why we're friends. :D

Date: 2011-05-13 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mollivanders.livejournal.com
I keep having that same reaction with coworkers today while I skim through Tumblr. Yes, I go on Tumblr at work. /o\ But my face actually hurts from all the smiling now :)

Date: 2011-05-14 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mapsounds.livejournal.com
you are going to make me watch ALL OF THE SHOWS. ALL OF THEM. DAMMIT, RACHNA.

not really i love you

but there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving things and talking about them, ugh. being asked to feel bad about caring about things is actually ridiculous.

Date: 2011-05-14 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allthingsholy.livejournal.com
Every time I rewatch these episodes (which has been, yes, a lot) the line that most cracks me up is, "I'm not going to buy cocaine." Amy Poehler, how do you funny? It's amazing.

And yes, I love that these people care about things and that it's not lame or loser-ish or uncool. It's what makes them good at their jobs and their relationships and I just. I can't hardly contain how much joy this show makes me feel, and why it's the happiest show on television and has more heart than pretty much every other show on tv. Combined.

And yes (part two), this is the new "Casino Night." (Though to be fair, nothing will ever quite live up to the way "Casino Night" made me feel inside, which was happy and sad and ecstatic and crushed and hopeful and despondent and awash in the glow of a million angels weeping. Is that melodramatic? Is there praise too high for the wonderment that is that episode of TV? I think not.

Date: 2011-05-15 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allthingsholy.livejournal.com
Ben/Leslie has actually made me a little nostalgic for Jim/Pam and Fancy New Beesly and I've been having a bit of a mini-marathon of good Jim/Pam moments from season two of The Office (which I consider to be one of the most perfect seasons of any television show ever), and yeah. There are so many feelings. Ben and Leslie are bullshit free and I love that about them, how straightforward everything is and no drama and hearts in their eyes and all of that, but I still can't get over Jim Halpert's parking lot love confession and Pam Beesly's sad eyes, and Ben and Leslie are perfect but Jim and Pam are ~epic. I think I actually love them sort of equally, but Jim and Pam just hit me so much harder.

ANYWAY. Shipping Ben/Leslie has turned into kind of an ordeal for me because I'm coming to this fandom off a very extended stay in Sheldon/Penny land and WHAT IS SHIPPING A CANON COUPLE? HOW DO YOU DO THAT? I FORGET. I want to write fic but I'm so bad at having to stay in canon so I'm just spitballing weird AUs where they're camp counselors or ACTUAL PIONEERS because I am apparently a crazy person. Or one where they're all in a band STOP WITH THE BANDFIC ALLISON THIS IS A DISEASE.

tl;dr, I am obviously in no way, shape, or form indifferent about this show. IT IS MY FAVORITE.

Date: 2011-05-15 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allthingsholy.livejournal.com
PS: just followed you on twitter. @andthenisay. FYI.

Date: 2011-05-15 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jessm.livejournal.com
On a semi-related note, has indifference stopped being cool yet?
Is this in relation to something in particular? I definitely agree with the sentiment, but I don't know to what it's referring!

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