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Thursday, September 24th, 2015
11:06 pm - Bonds, Spectre of Bonds
Title: Bonds Ch 16
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: Adult
Characters: Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough
Warnings: Explicit, graphic, bad things happen to people

Summary: The Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough, are caught up in local politics of a low tech world. Separated from the TARDIS, they find themselves in dangerous circumstances that test their relationships with each other and their views of themselves.

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I'm trying to write a little every day.

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Monday, August 24th, 2015
9:59 pm - Bonds, Updated Bonds. Ch 15.
Title: Bonds Ch 15
Rating: Adult
Characters: Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough
Warnings: Explicit, graphic, bad things happen to people

I haven't quit. So if any of you haven't quit, here it is.

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
11:37 am - I am oppressed
All I ask is that the trailer for the second Hobbit movie be in the previews for every movie I see in the theatre.

Surely that's not unreasonable.

I mean, I'm going to see it anyway. At least twice.


And I haven't seen it all summer, despite going to the movies every other weekend.

This is a travesty of justice.

current mood: crushed

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Friday, August 30th, 2013
6:26 pm - HE is nigh
I'm sitting in line at Dragon*Con. It's 6:25 and I will be admitted to the Presence at 7. Somehow I sense that I am not alone in my anticipation.

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Monday, July 15th, 2013
11:26 am - Damn you, Peter Davison
Now I have to go to Dragon*Con.

Why must I love you so much?

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Monday, December 31st, 2012
9:14 pm - New Tipple
Diet Coke with a finger of coconut rum. Surprisingly good. Happy New Year!

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012
12:39 pm - The Iliad: First Down in the Fourth Quarter
So I kind of want to see the Iliad made into a movie. Not 'Troy'. I think a lot was lost on modern audiences with the failure to translate between cultures.

I want it be a football movie. Not because I love football, necessarily, but because it is the first thing that pops to mind of how to show what is driving the characters. Speaking of driving, the idea came to me when I was reading about the chariot race for Patroklos' funeral games. The poem goes into quite a lot of detail, starting with Nestor advising his son to use driving strategy to make the most of his inferior horses. Chariot racing had passionate fans in those days, as football and soccer do now.

So I started imagining Akhilleus as a quarterback who expected to start, but Coach Agamemnon benches him. This is to be his last season, his last chance for glory, and he's been denied.
Hektor, of course, is the quarterback of the other team. The gods are the rich owners on either side.

I don't give a damn about football. I don't need it to enjoy reading the Iliad. I just think it might appeal to people who ordinarily wouldn't go anywhere near the Iliad.

And I want to see Thetis as the Helicopter Mom who tries to get owner Zeus to overrule Coach Agamemnon. I wonder if Diana Nyad can act....

current mood: creative

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Monday, January 16th, 2012
11:24 am - The Masada Saga
It has long been the custom of myself and es to have half a bagel for breakfast. I prefer Multi-Grain with whipped cream cheese and she prefers Everything with butter. This has been going on for several years, and we have not once ever tired of our particular brand of bagels, made by a local bakery called Masada. We have tried other bagels, deli bagels, fresh farmer's market bagels, and they did not measure up to the Masada brand.

The only thing that ever went wrong was accidentally buying pre-sliced bagels. Neither of us, and especially es, likes the way the texture of the bagel surface becomes hard and smooth from being sliced.

The proper routine (nay, ritual) goes like this:
1. The bagels are purchased.
2. The first morning, we use forks to punch holes around the perimeter of each bagel until it can be pulled in half, revealing a surface of taste-enhancing nooks and crannies.
3. We each have one bagel half, because that's all the carbs we can stand in the morning.
4. The remainder of the bagels are frozen for future use.

So even the frozen one half bagel is to us a more satisfying breakfast experience than other breakfasts. Even after years of eating the same bagels, we can bite into them and go, "mmmmm."

Well for the last few weeks the supply of bagels has dried up. I was only able to find pre-sliced, and that's just not acceptable.

So today I went to the source that has never before failed:

The Kosher Kroger.

This Kroger is about 5 miles north of us, in a ritzy neighborhood, and well out of my usual shopping radius. There is the Wal-Mart, 4 Publixes, and 5 other Krogers that are closer, but the Kosher Kroger is near a Jewish community and has a kosher products section that features a dedicated case for Masada Bagels.

Surely they would have a supply of our precious Multi-Grains and Everythings. I was even going to get a Cinnamon Raison for pseudopagan.







Maybe they moved them? So I went to the customer servce desk, and she sent me to the bakery, and the bakery guy went to find the receiving clerk.

He was gone several minutes. When he returned, he told me that instead of delivering their bagels themselves, Masada had switched to a distribution company.

Apparently all the kinks are not out of the process. Meanwhile, lilacfree and es are sad, sad pandas.

current mood: disappointed

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Monday, September 5th, 2011
2:36 pm - Dragon*Con Report
Misha Collins shook my hand and put a heart by my name on the signed photograph. I can die happy now.

current mood: Elated

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
11:40 am - !!!
Apparently, Misha Collins will be at Dragon*Con this year.

Those who understand why I am mentioning this are very scared right now.

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
2:13 pm - Existential Star Wars
Star Wars according to George Lucas and Jean-Paul Sartre


Short and funny and apt

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
11:14 am - Solitude
The age of isolation has arrived. pseudopagan has received the package. I think he took it into the shower with him; I don't know and I don't want to know what he's doing with it in there.

Yes, es, the DragonAge 2 has arrived. The house smells like stew.

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011
2:45 pm - RIP Pete Postlethwaite
Who is Pete Postlethwaite, I hear some of you asking?

There are actors, when you see them, that cause you to say, "Hey, it's That Guy. You know, from that show, and that other show, and this movie. I can't remember his name off the top of my head but I know his face."

Mr. Postlethwaite was not exactly one of those. He was a British character actor who had a way of standing out in supporting roles. The first time I saw him was in Baz Luhrman's "Romeo + Juliet". He played Friar Laurence. The friar is one of the most well intentioned persons in the play, but his best efforts are set at naught and I have seen him portrayed as kind but ineffectual. Mr. Postlethwaite's friar was a man of conscience and determination; Fate had to work hard to overcome his efforts to make peace between warring families. His was the most interesting performance in the film for me. I always noticed his solid performances in any film I saw him in, no matter how small the role. His other big Hollywood part was in the second Jurassic Park movie, as the hunter who wanted to bag a T-Rex. The T-Rex didn't stand a chance.

Farewell Pete Postlethwaite. My sympathies to your family and friends.

current mood: sad

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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
8:25 pm - Happy Birthday to me
I'm still waiting for Misha Collins or Adrian Paul in the mail. Did they get sent by UPS or FedEx?

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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
12:38 am - Who's the Tank

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Monday, January 11th, 2010
11:09 pm - Disclaimer: no fanfic contained in this post
These people just need to suck it up and write fanfic.


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Monday, October 26th, 2009
11:01 am - Quote for the day
"A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." -George Orwell

In other news, I won't be going to Gallifrey One 2010, because Peter Davison isn't. He has supposedly rescheduled to 2011.

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Friday, October 2nd, 2009
9:44 am - time flies on a banana shaped universe
happy birthday to me

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Friday, July 31st, 2009
6:13 pm - Fanfic meme
The "You Should Write..." Meme!
my thread here

My thread is here
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Sunday, April 5th, 2009
12:36 am - Fanfiction Meme
Copied from marypseud; it's the Teaspoon Meme!

A meme about your story stats on A Teaspoon An And Open Mind, the epic Doctor Who fic archive.

1. Total number of completed fics on Teaspoon:
2. Highest hit count:
3. Lowest hit count:
4. Most reviews:
5. Fic with the number of reviews that bums you out the most (hey, let's exorcise those demons of self-doubt!):
6. Top 3 fics favourited by others:
7. Number of people you have favourited:
8. Number of reviews you have left:

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