June 18th, 2010
There Is No Fandom Police @ 05:20 pm
May 23rd, 2010
A small insight into the shenanigans of my head in the small hours @ 08:42 am
So, I had this kind of epic dream last night. There was some kind of enormous reunion/convention/other mass gathering of people taking up the bulk of a hotel, I think somewhere in Galveston. And there was a serial killer.
Yeah, hush. The killings weren't central to the dream but the catching/aftermath was, i.e., I'd seen some of the bodies and gave descriptions to the BAU. (Yay, hot FBI agents in my dreams! Some of you guys were around too but none of you were dead. So you know.)
The last part I remember involved a modified dead dog party, with whoever hadn't left yet sitting around a suite getting some kind of final debriefing from Prentiss and Hotch, and after they left I declared I was hungry and kind of itching to get out of the hotel for a while, and Shaun White (what? yes. he was not the killer tho.) suggested a house tour and I said I hadn't been to Bishop's Palace in forever. This is how I knew we were in Galveston, you see.
I woke up with Jonathan Coulton's "Skullcrusher Mountain" in my head and an urge to read a massive RPF epic about Shaun White, Evil Overlord, where the whole "Red Bull builds him a private half-pipe" thing is a cover for his mountain headquarters. The commercials? Deeply amusing poke-in-the-eye and reminder that he is unstoppable. WELCOME TO MY WORLD \o/
March 12th, 2010
Drop some knowledge on me, folks. @ 10:29 am
So, that thing Photobucket has going on now, where you can order mugs/tshirts/greeting cards with the image you're viewing on them... is there a way to shut that shit off? I'm not finding anything in PB's help files.
December 31st, 2009
December 25th, 2009
Happy Friday! @ 10:26 am
see more Epic Fails
To those what celebrate today, and those what celebrated last week, and those what celebrate next month, and those what feel Friday is a good enough reason for celebration in itself. You make me feel loved, and that's the best gift of all.
November 19th, 2009
Dear Fringe: @ 07:49 pm
If you are going to cast ( spoilers for preview )
November 2nd, 2009
It's like they KNOW... writing tools on sale! @ 08:29 pm
Scrivener (which is Mac-only) is sponsoring NaNoWriMo this year, and as part of that they're running a special on the software: an extended trial, a discount on purchase, and an even bigger discount if you "win" NaNo this year. Details here.
AND... if you happen to be a PC-user, do not fret! Down in the comments someone mentions Liquid Story Binder, and guess what? It's half-off for November.
There are many, maaaaaaany other writing/organization tools out there, including freeware and shareware products. I'm not posting about these because I think they're The Bestest Ever (though I see Scrivener recced all OVER the place), just pointing out that they're on sale.
October 25th, 2009
Recipe sites: unexpected sources of amusement @ 11:09 am
So, a couple days ago I made this Curried Lentil Soup
(and I'm still eating it, and it is quite yummy
). I have a tendency before I make something new to check out the reviews for it (if there are any) just to see, you know, what experiences other people have had. (F'r instance, given that I am a TOTAL SPICE WIMP, a note that a recipe "needed a little extra kick" tells me I will probably like it as written. For this one, I admit, I left out the cayenne. WIMP. I know.)
Anyway. If you too tend to check out reviews on recipe sites, you know how this goes... about a third to half of the reviewers made the recipe as written, some people add a couple ingredients, some subtract, substitution notes can be useful if there's an ingredient you'd rather not use, whatever. Some people use the recipe as a "base" to riff from and add LOTS of additional ingredients and post reviews of their results to the original. Other people are annoyed by this and say so in THEIR reviews.
Then this one made me sputter laughing at my desk: Loved it, and made the following replacements: habanero peppers instead of carrot, frozen french fries instead of potato, masaman chili paste, and used two cups of dried pinto beans. I also used Shedds Spread instead of olive oil. It was as beautiful as it was delicious and healthy. Served it over sauerkraut. For dessert we had twinkies and kool-aid. Otherwise I wouldn't change a thing!
It was the last line that did me in. HAH!
August 31st, 2009
Oh look! I DIDN'T forget how to finish stories... @ 09:53 pm
Or, well. I've now finished ONE of the two I hoped to have done by today, at any rate, so nobody get all excited or anything.
Title: Collecting Jewels That Catch Your Eye
Fandom: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (pre-movie)
Characters: Nico/Jeremy (OMC)
Summary: It occured to Nico that all the scariest things Jeremy had ever said to him had started with 'trust me.'
Disclaimer: Nobody here is mine. Dammit.
Author's Note: Written for my kink_bingo card, the "crossdressing" square. You may remember Nico as "Intern #1"... that is, if you recall the movie at all :D Or the character, as he's only referred to by name once (and I had to check the subtitles for spelling). Anyway! Set early in Nico's college career, before he first boarded the Belafonte. Jeremy is ever-so-loosely based on Dirty Sexy Money's Jeremy Darling. Very loosely. And big smishes, as usual, to tsuki_no_bara for cheering me on :D
August 25th, 2009
In search of crock pot recipes... @ 11:01 pm
Specifically, any you know that can be somewhat easily halved/thirded/whatevered to fit a 1 1/2 quart crockpot. I finally found a small one with a removable/dishwasher safe insert, and it was on sale for SEVEN DOLLARS and I snatched that puppy up so fast you would not believe.
August 16th, 2009
*gurgles incoherently* How did I not know about this?? @ 11:04 am
Ben Barnes and Colin Firth in Dorian Gray
The current lack of a U.S. distributor makes me sadface, but I will persevere. Anyone in the UK planning on giving it a look?
August 15th, 2009
Fannish PSA! Because no matter where you go, there you are. @ 04:12 pm
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension was released 25 years ago today. I envy Portland's anniversary screening and will be curling up with my DVD tonight.
I feel there should be celebratory food of some kind as well, but I'm drawing a blank as to what would be appropriate.
July 19th, 2009
I cooked yesterday! @ 10:17 am
This is mostly noteworthy because I've had two eggplants languishing in my fridge since last Saturday's farmer's market because it has been too hot to cook all week. (I have some of those green-bag thingies for produce, which really do work quite well. I loves them.) I went with a layered eggplant and polenta casserole only I skipped all the bits where you basically cook up a tasty marinara sauce from fresh ingredients and, uh, bought a likely-looking jar of sauce at the store instead. Lo, I am a lazy-ass cook.
Also, hi! I missed my LJ-versary earlier this month, eight years, how time flies, etc., etc. And... you know, I haven't been around much. Except for occasionally spamming comments, which reminds me, NBC is going to wimp out on ending the world again tonight at 8 central \o/
(I was just folding my laundry and had a moment of "WTF, someone lifted all my socks??" before I remembered I'd been wearing sandals all week. Fail, brain. FAIL.)
Saw the new Harry Potter yesterday and loved it, my only (non-spoilery!) comment is that there were several scenes where I could swear someone CGI-ed away poor Daniel's stubble. I'm probably mistaken, but once the thought occurred to me it would not go away.
Also saw (500) Days of Summer, which I expected to be cute and sweet and now think might be one of the best relationship movies I have ever seen. I can't stop thinking about it. Or bugging tsuki_no_bara about it because she's the only other person I know who's seen it.
I loved the finale of Harper's Island, am in denial about Kings ending, and am pleased that Dirty Sexy Money is temporarily back on my teevee except for the fact there was not enough Jeremy in last night's ep. I've also been writing fic... for characters no one will remember in fandoms no one's ever heard of *laughs* But I do that sometimes, no surprise. May have stuff worth posting soonish.
Here, have a link! Steampunk Tableware
June 13th, 2009
Fannish PSA: Kings! @ 05:22 pm
Yes, they ARE going to let us see the last of the produced eps now, even though the series has been cancelled. *shakes fist!* So for tonight I have lined up Kings, Harper's Island, and Pushing Daisies.
... there's an Island of Misfit Toys joke lurking in that list, isn't there :(
May 29th, 2009
PSA: Pushing Daisies tomorrow night! @ 04:42 pm
ABC is going to air the last few eps on Saturday nights, and then after that the remaining eps of Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money (in that order, IIRC, but I could be wrong).
I console myself that at least I don't have to wait for a DVD release to see the rest of the season. It doesn't help much :(
May 26th, 2009
So, what's the word on Mental? @ 05:23 pm
(No, not as in "has Wrenlet gone..." because the answer is obviously yes.) It's a summer series on Fox, starting tonight, and starring the guy who played Whistler in the third season of Prison Break.
Anyone planning to watch?
May 1st, 2009
Happy May, everybody! @ 03:15 pm
Merry Beltane to them what celebrate it, or would like to, or think it's nifty or are just happy it's May already. (Are there once-a-year Pagans for Beltane the way there are twice-a-year Catholics for Easter and Christmas? I wonder.)
Anyway, a certain Mr. Scalzi has a May tradition, in that he posts the Jonathan Coulton song "First of May." You should probably not listen at work or in the presence of small children unless you have headphones >:D
April 24th, 2009
April 23rd, 2009
Fic! \o/ Well, ficlet. @ 08:00 pm
This is one I wrote for comment_fic last month, and had on hold until I thought of a title. Have I mentioned my longstanding angst regarding titles?
Angel/Criminal Minds crossover, Spike/Spencer, Dark Matter
April 18th, 2009
PSA: Activating the Tony Curran Alert System! @ 09:25 am
My favorite Glaswegian is guest starring on Medium this Monday and next, on the two-part episode "The Devil Inside." (I watched the next-ep previews last week to verify that yep, he's up.) For those who don't usually follow the show (me), Medium is on NBC, check yer local listings, etc.
Expect short hair, tattoos, and an American accent.
Also! He recently starred in an indie thriller called Shuttle, which had very limited theatrical release but just went to DVD this month. Expect shortish hair, an American accent, and truckloads of creepy.
You're welcome :D