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07 December 2006 @ 11:29 am
Time For Spoilers! :)  

It's been a tough week and we're trying to get this to you all as fast as we can. Christmastime is so busy! And we have SO many ideas for the next few chapters! If only we could both take a week off work and just write. That would be heavenly. *Sigh*

Oh, BTW, I want to reprint this just briefly. It was something originally posted for

sean_montgomery and ellalou73 :


The Cashier's Lament

A lot of people forget during this season that the cashiers and baggers and cafe workers, etc. are *also* people. The stress and hurry and worry they're feeling is pretty much mirrored by us. I had one man completely blow up at me last night and it took every ounce of strength in me to be nice and try to reason with him over the price of a washcloth. A two dollar washcloth.

In the end, after going over to the display and rereading the prices, he calmed down and admitted he was wrong. Turns out that he had driven down straight from West Virginia to Jacksonville, Fl, only to check into his hotel (he's having a house built in Ponte Vedra and it's nearly done) and find that they had run out of towels. Can you believe that? *LOL* And it was the Radisson, too. *snicker* He was just looking for a good price for stuff that could go to the new house as well. And it *was* 9:45 at night.

In the end, I think he took five minutes to apologize and thank me for having the Christmas spirit. After all of that, I really appreciated it, as last night was a chamber of horrors in that five people (including managers) were closing an nine-position store. Didn't mean I didn't want to kick him, but it was awesome that he even took the time to admit he was wrong.

For those of you behind the counter like me, Sean, and Ella, keep holding on. There's someone out there with you slogging it out. I'll be thinking of you every night until, Christmas and hope we get through it.

For the rest of you, think of every cashier as us. And hug your cashier today. Trust me, they need it! ;)


End of speech. Sorry, but needed to get it out there.

EDIT: Also, a new video from purplesunbeam! I didn't make this one! (Sorry for any confusion!)

And I plan to see what I can do for a Christmas video while I'm home today, as well as starting on the Superman Saga/'It's All Coming Back To Me' one.

Now *LOL* to the spoiler. :) 

The cell phone buzzed for a second, then played the first recorded message. “Lois, it’s Richard. I saw the news. We need to talk.” An abrupt click as he hung up the phone, and Lois pinched the bridge of her nose, wondering if this was what a migraine felt like. 

Next message…

“Miss Lane, this is Jimmy. I think the Chief’s really mad at you – he’s turning red and yelling something about you and the news? Call me before you come back to the office and I’ll let you know if the coast is clear.” Even as he whispered, she could hear Perry bellowing in the background.

Next message…

“Lois, this is your mother. I hope you realize you’ve just traumatized your twins. They were watching TV, and they saw all of that. Kala’s in her room claiming that there’s nobody named Kala home right now, and Jason’s in tears because he says you said you and Superman were friends and now you’re being mean. Call me.”

Next message…

On the Verge of: sleepysleepy
Beautiful Noise: Daniel Powter-Stupid Like This (LS Couple Lament)
ellalou73 on December 7th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Oh what you wrote about the Cashier holds so true for even a person like me in my job. I'm a telephone operator and we get all sorts of people who get angry because we don't have the number they want or because they don't know what they want and they just want to rant. You have to keep a calm head and it usually works to defuse them but not always.

As for the sneak peak, I think I would have to say my favorite message was from Lois's mom about the twins. I just loved it, Kala's reaction in particular. I can't wait to see this.

OH I got around to seeing the DIrectors cut and I'll have you know that now reading your story after seeing it really hones in to Lois being Margots character and Clark being Chris Reeves Character, I should have done that a long time ago. I can picture both of them so well in this.

Ask Santa for a week off so you guys can write your hearts out. Alrighty have fun

Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Actually, I can imagine your job is even worse, working with the phone. *Hugs*

I love that it does show to you guys that this really is Margot's Lois. I always loved her version so much, all guts and fury and brass but such a tender heart where he was concerned. I'm just grateful that I had several of the early scripts for STM and SII when I was a teenager.

That's why some of the Donnor Cut scenes are referenced in LS, although our aftermath of the gun shot scene was different. God, I just love the look on his face when she says 'Gotcha'. She's so proud of herself that you can't even be mad at her. I LOVE that reveal. The bear always seemed so...dumb. I could never see him doing that, being that lost in thought. Even around Lois.

Only dislike was the turning back time again, but that was the ending he had planned for it so I agree with including it. Only that never happened with ours. We stuck with the Lester kiss, one of only two major pieces we really kept. The 'gaining of the twins' plays out like the Lester version, only with different details. That will come up in a few chapters. :)
ellalou73 on December 7th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
I always loved the Superman movies, well the first two at least they were part of my child hood along with Starwars, but we will save that for another thread. I loved the gun scene that made me laugh, the look on his face especially.

It is really a sad thing that they didn't allow Donnor's cut to be the one we all saw, it just flows so much better. I'll have to agree with the turning back time, too much like the first one and that was a big no no the first time as far as interfering with Human History.

I'm looking foward to knowing more about the twins in your upcoming chapters, that will be very good. Oh thanks for the Hug, much appreciated...

Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Another thing about turning back time, she couldn't still be pregnant, if she had been in the first place.

The funniest thing for me when I was a kid was the hamburger/pizza moment at the end. I remember thinking, "Lunch food at nine AM? *Gasp* OMG, she's pregnant!" And no one else ever seemed to think it. I'll tell you, I laughed my behind off when SR came out. That's why I sat on this story for so long.
ellalou73 on December 7th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
I know I thought that as well, Thats so funny, after seeing SR, it clicked. I wonder what would have come of it had they been able to go by Donnor's lead.
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Dunno. But with the way the Donner Cut ends, he's not stepping back from her. I get the feeling that Dick had planned to get them together again at some point. I don't think he ever intended for them to stay apart forever, not with the way he talked about the in the making-of docu.
ellalou73 on December 7th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
It all goes back to what Beeto said if Donnor would have been left alone then we would have had a whole lot of Superman movies without the huge gap.

OH well at least they have it on a good start. I was pleased with SR, and I can't wait for Man of Steel, arg two years at least oh well we can pass the time with great fanfic at the very least and some of those videos.
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
I totally agree! Two years needs to get over quick! I'll even be done with LS' sequel by then!
ellalou73 on December 7th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
Ahh a sequel even more to look foward too then. You should also do some Jason Kala fics. Do you have yahoo messenger????

Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, I do, but it's on the fritz at the moment. I'll send you the name to look for after Saturday. I have to redownload the thing. And the sequel will give the two of them a more active role.
ellalou73 on December 7th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
I can't wait I'm very excited now

Brian's FanFic Journal: Superman Seriousmr_beeto on December 7th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
The Donnor cut should have been the theatrical release, as I've stated in my earlier rant. However, there are still some things I take issue with, like turning back time. We do want Lois to get knocked up, after all. More than that, they really didn't give us a good reason for him to turn back time, like we had at the end of STM. Also, if he can have Super!Sex with Lois, why the need to give up his powers?

My minor complaints notwithstanding, the Donnor cut was better, and if Donnor had remained involved in the franchise, we could have had a dozen more films in the history. They would have been worth seeing.
ellalou73 on December 7th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
Well that is a good point, and also the fact that he went against his father's words about interfering with Human History on both counts, and as well getting involved with Lois, but Maybe Donnor did that whole thing because he wanted to Bring the Zod back at some point which would have left room, but then again I don't know. I'm just glad that they gave us a directors cut that was well worth seeing.

Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
Ella, you wound him up again! *LOL* And you know I agree totally. It was a crime what the Salkinds did to him and to us, the audience. I love Lester's SII, but the way the ending left it always left a bad taste in my mouth. I was so pissed at our boy as it ended. This is more painful, but is better by a hundred times.