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Cheer Viv up! Keep her entertained on an oh-so-gloomy Tuesday!

Pick a fandom of the ones listed below, and I'll tell you:

A character(s) I like:
A character(s) I dislike:
Character I love that other people don't:
Character everyone else loves that I don't:
Character with the best hair:
Character with the best eyes:
Character with the best smile:
Character I'd kiss:
A pairing(s) I like:
A pairing I dislike:

Psh, pick anything. If I don't know the fandom, I will make shit up. Oh, except Stargate Atlantis. I hate that show.
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Oh why not? I've done these, but not in a while. Borrowed from [ profile] villainny!

Pick a fandom you know I know about, and I'll tell you:

1. The first character I fell in love with
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't
4. The character I love that everyone else hates
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer
6. The character I would shag anytime
7. The character I'd want to be like
8. The character I'd slap
9. A pairing that I love
10. A pairing that I despise
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Guuuuys, Jayne shirts are being auctioned off for charity. That is SO cool.

Sigh. I need to work on my Yuletide fic. It's at the stage where it's mostly in my head, but it just doesn't want to come down outta there. *tugs at it*

Okay, okay, I quit stalling.
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Here thar be pirates spoilers )

In summation: EEEEEEEEE! with a side of SQUEEEEEE!

Everything I hoped for in a movie and more.
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In but a few hours I will be in the theater seeing pirates with a hepped-up Aspen and a very lovely Star.

We have pirate-esque gear on, and WHEEE!

I also have five days off from work. This makes me even happier than pirates.

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I resisted. Resistance is futile.

Name a character and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudo-canon.

I am good for most of the major fandoms, and heck, if I don't know something so well, I'll make stuff up. :-P
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I have learned that I no longer can stay up till 1:30 AM and then go to work without being in significant displeasure the following day. I did manage to stay awake all day, but man, it was touch and go for a bit. But then there was home and a nap and rain, lots of rain. Tomorrow will be a glorious day off.

However, Pearl Jam was just... wow. I liked Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers quite a bit, but I was really there for Pearl Jam. And Eddie Vedder. Yum. Whut? They played a lot of their older "hits" like Black and oh my, I certainly enjoyed hearing that song live. Plus it's always a delight to see [ profile] sir_gareth who is brilliant and gave us wonderful ideas for Millicon.

Speaking of which, I have finalized my costume plans. I am... giddy. I feel I ought to warn all of the folks who have not met me but who are going to meet me about the giddy thing. I do tend to get a little hyper when excited. I might be bouncy a lot of the time. I will try to calm down a wee bit, or at least keep my voice from hitting the shrill zone.

In other Milli-related news - HP plot is done, and it was very well received. I am so proud of how it went, but now I am kind of like "Oh. It's done." Not in a displeased way, just in a kind of "Huh. That went by really fast." kind of way. Now I am determined to have closure. One thing I have regretted a great deal in my past RP life is being a part of a major plot and then never really having the follow up I craved due to lack of time or other things. Like last year with the Academy plot, I had my hand failure and I just could not follow up on things IC. That always made me sad. So hopefully this time will be different. But tonight I am taking a little break. I am too tired to think very straight, so I shall not be playing.

OH! I posted about my old love for Dr. Who from my wee geeklet days. I am now in mad, passionate love with the new Dr. Who - I saw the first of the 10th Dr., and while I really like the 9th a great deal, I luuuurve the 10th. I am also catching up on old threads of the Doctor's and Ace's in Milliways, because both characters are played very well. I also understand one of my favorite fic writers from the Buffy fandom is writing Dr. Who fic. This is a good thing. Somewhere in the basement I have an old Dr. Who annual with info up to the 7th doctor, I believe. I shall go looking for it now, and for my black college graduation gown.

ETA: OOOH, it's the 20th Anniversary special from Britain. How did I get a hold of that when I was 13?

Wow, I really rambled tonight, but I haven't posted in a while. I also ought to have RP filtered this, but I am just going to obnoxious instead. Sorry.
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First, write down the names of 12 characters. Then read and answer the questions. You can't look at the questions (or click on the cut) until you write down the 12 characters you're going to use.

1. Tom Riddle
2. Door (Neverwhere)
3. Susan Pevensie
4. Scarlett O'Hara
5. Albus Dumbledore
6. Meriadoc Brandybuck
7. Minerva McGonagall
8. Spike
9. Faramir (book version)
10. Capt. Jack Sparrow
11. Eowyn
12. Hermione Granger

questions )

So I went on a walk today and saw a coyote! It was just loping along, unconcerned. And there are prairie dogs across the street! They weren't there the last time I took a long walk. I love p-dogs.

Time's up. Stupid hands.
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Vivien + Bubble bath + Nap = OT3...

Of course, considering the nap is occurring in the bath... P. does come in to check periodically, so I don't fear drowning.

The Oscars were so meh. I enjoyed Chris Rock, and I was pleased with the winners, but it was very flat. I missed the montages. Those are fun. Jamie Foxx winning was a highlight, though. I was so glad he won - and I loved that Morgan Freeman finally won, too.

Johnny Depp looked pretty. As did Kate Winslet. But other Oscar fashion was pretty underwhelming.

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Today was the Multicultural Festival at school - I'm still picking confetti out of my hair from the cascarones. These are traditional Mexican party tricks in which you fill an empty eggshell with confetti and smash it over people's heads. Much silliness. I also have a really, really cool henna tattoo - nearly the entire staff does. One of our Sudanese moms came with her henna supplies and gussied us up. Here is mine:

She did it in about three minutes. The others got much more elaborate ones, but I asked for something small ;) Looking at the picture, I am seeing how well the exotic tattoo goes with my oh so vanilla blue cardigan sweater.

Right now the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is on - watching it is an eleven year tradition for P and me. We cheered when no poodle one last night. I don't recall this ever happening. Like Miss Texas in the Miss America pageant, there's always a freaking poodle in Best in Show. So far we are rooting for the Pyrenees - gorgeous dog. But tonight is our favorite night - the hounds and working dogs. We are such geeks.

I wrote something over the weekend that I am really proud of. For Mways, of course, but done with research and leaps of imagination that made me, well, gleeful. (I was writing about New York City Below). Sometimes stuff works. Even if I don't like my writing because it is clumsy and sad in comparison to others, I have good ideas sometimes.

I did not eat anymore cupcakes today. Just honey almond cakes from Sudan and a brownie.
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When I was 11 or 12, not only was I in my first phases of my deep Tolkien love, but I was also a soap opera addict. I was a huge, avid General Hospital fan, and back in my day it was all about Luke and Laura. Now, I liked Luke and Laura just fine, but my favorite characters at the time were Alexandra Quartermaine and Victor Cassadine. I loved them as a couple, and I don't even remember why, other than the fact that they were slightly evil, but they loved each other very much. This made them far more interesting than any of the other couples.

So in this huge story arc (the Ice Princess! - bwahahaha, so lame) they were killed one day. I was stunned. I remember wandering into the kitchen, and I must've been crying because my grandmother asked me what was wrong. I told her and she looked at me, with utter disbelief, and said, "Your grandfather watched his friends die in front of him in the war. Are you telling me that you're crying over a tv show?" I remember blinking at her and stopping the crying, because she had a point. But it was sad, and it did hurt to see that particular story come to an end.

If you agreed with my grandma, don't bother reading further )
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Squeeing fangirl alert!

I'm home from over 12 hours at the Denver Starfest. And Michael Rosenbaum did indeed touch me. I have been touched by Lex. He was soooo nice - at the autograph signing he actually got up from the table for a special picture with the four of us in the Tuesday Night Girls Club. And then his Q&A was fabulous - he told lots of stories, did some great joky banter, and just seemed like a really genuine kind of guy. Oh, and did I mention that he is absolutely hot? Very handsome in person, even with the stubbly head thing going on.

Sigh....tired but still squeeing.

Oh and saw three shorts from the Animatrix dvd: Final Flight of the Osiris (so incredibly good) and the Japanes anime styled one and The Second Renaissance Part 1. Very, very cool.

I'm going to bed now. I had such a good time.
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I hate doing laundry, but once it's done, you have such a feeling of accomplishment.

I'm getting my ticket to our StarCon this weekend - Michael Rosenbaum and Lilah/Stephanie sessions included. Woo hoo! I am so looking forward to this major geekorama.

Yesterday we went out driving in the new car. Snorris hadn't really gotten to ride in it much. It was nice - we drove by some of the parks to see all the cute doggies out and about. We would love to get a big, sloppy dog, but I won't own one till we have a yard for it to run in. Which might be never at the rate we're going, ha ha.

No news on the Sat. interview, but I got a message to set up another one. Crossing fingers.
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I just did the Interest Sort thingie and discovered that Lil' Miss [ profile] twinkedru is ranked #6 - how loverly! (Winks at Jules). And Ms. Marvolo herself [ profile] mctabby is #24. I'll have to look at [ profile] rmuse who was ranked #1 with a 12 on the Magic Index. Pretty groovy.

I'm still in my robe and jammies. I really should get up and do something as this is the first sunny day we've had in a week. Ok, here I go.


Feb. 28th, 2003 10:49 pm
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A very funny and very accurate result:

Man, am I glad it's Friday.

You know, I am really really getting sad that Buffy will be over in just a handful of episodes. I wouldn't want it to die a horrible death like X-Files did.

I feel like my X-Files fandom experience is like being exposed to radioactive waste - how long will the half life be before I can actually watch the X-Files eps I loved back then? Cos they are hopelessly tainted, the tapes gather dust, and I loved that show so much. In fact, I made my bleeding husband who had just sliced a finger to the bone with a shard of broken dish WAIT for me to rush him to the ER while I stopped to set the VCR to tape a season 4 ep that had just started. That was the level of devotion. But with no Scully Marathon to make me watch eps, I don't foresee watching any for a good long while yet. Sad.

But Buffy? Going out well - I have enjoyed this season quite a bit. I am trying to remain spoiler free, but I feel the urge to cave big time. Like maybe in a few minutes.

On the other fandom fronts, I feel so lonely on my non-slash, non-RPS island. Sigh. I have nothing against slash - I really and truly don't. It just rarely floats my boat. And the pairings don't make sense a lot of times to me. Well, except for Clark/Lex. And Remus/Sirius. I am just the weird kid in the corner as usual on this issue.


Anyhoo, enough whinging. I will be writing more this weekend on my Tom and Minerva story. I've been too lazy and it's all up there in my head. Even the (gasp) torrid scenes. My very first ever. Welcome to NC17 Land, Ms. PG13 Writer.

Okay, sleepy now.
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Once upon a time there has a young SCIENTIST named SEVERUS. He was JOYOUSLY WRINGING in the ORANGE forest when he met BRILLIANT TOM, a run-away PROFESSOR from the OBNOXIOUS Queen MINERVA.

SEVERUS could see that BRILLIANT TOM was hungry so he reached into his TUPPERWARE and give him his TOWERING QUICHE. BRILLIANT TOM was thankful for SEVERUS's QUICHE, so he told SEVERUS a very MAD story about Queen MINERVA's daughter HERMIONE. How her mother, the OBNOXIOUS Queen MINERVA, kept her locked away in a CASTLE protected by a gigantic KNEAZLE, because HERMIONE was so GLISTENING.

SEVERUS SWUM. He vowed to BRILLIANT TOM the PROFESSOR that he would save the GLISTENING HERMIONE. He would SMOOSH the KNEAZLE, and take HERMIONE far away from her eveil mother, the OBNOXIOUS Queen MINERVA, and FLING her.

Then, all of the sudden, there was a VERDENT TIDAL WAVE and BRILLIANT TOM the PROFESSOR began to laugh. With a puff of smoke he turned into the gigantic KNEAZLE from his story. OBNOXIOUS Queen MINERVA SKATED out from behind a WAND and struck SEVERUS dead. In the far off CASTLE you could hear a BAM.


Make your own Fairy Tale at

This was pretty damn funny.

So I didn't post at all yesterday cos I was watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. P and I have watched religiously for about 10 years now. Love those doggies! Although if I could own a dog, I would either get a mix from the animal rescue or a Greyhound from Greyhound rescue. But it's still fun to see all of the breeds. Except the fucking poodles. I hate the poodles and they always win at least one category. LET THE HAIR GROW. LET THEM BE DOGS!

My car is in the shop. $275 this time, and the clutch is wearing out. The mechanic advised driving it till it goes out and maybe trading it. It's been an a wesome car but it's 11 years old and it passed 123,456 miles a few weeks ago. Sigh. But we do have some savings for a new car now, so that's good.

Well, must go watch Tuesday night shows on [ profile] silveraspen's new big ass tv. And I mean big. 50 inches of Spike and Lex. And man, does that sound bad actually written ;)


Jan. 5th, 2003 08:47 pm
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The end of vacation...oh how I wish I could stay home and play on-line as much as I wanted to.

P. got two DVD's for me - Benny and Joon and Truly Madly Deeply which have to be two ofmy favorite romantic movies ever. Truly Madly Deeply is one of my top favorite movies ever. Such a beautiful, moving movie - I cry every time I see it, and even today when I was listening to the director's commentary. Sigh.

I tried to make a website from scratch this week. I attempt this every once and awhile. I became totally frustrated and said to my self, "Self, let's just stick with the lame AOL provided web page builders." One of these days.

I encourage everyone go to and read Anna's stories. Now. Cos they are brilliant and fun. Start with Roman Holiday and then Jewel of the Nile/ And then cry over the first chapters of Last Tango in Paris. But seriously, go. Go now!

I laughed so hard at Simpsons tonight. Jeesh but that show is still funny as hell.

I would really like to go read some Tom/Minerva fic that's been recced to me, but I want to finish writing my story so I can at least be original in my own mind, even if the plot bunnies I have turn out to be similar.

New Buffy this week, yes? I continue to be spoiler free (well except for one spoiler about the principal) and have been so since before Christmas. I am impressed with my self control!


Jan. 4th, 2003 10:46 pm
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I've been working hard on and off all day on Part 1 of Strange and Wondrous. I actually finished it. Now I am rewarding myself by finishing reading [ profile] coldcoffeeyes's Jewel of the Nile. Hurray!

Man, I'm tired.


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