Archive for February, 2009

A Post About Posting

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I was going to put up my Februrary Reading Wrap-Up post tonight, because it seemed like the thing to do, and I wasn’t planning on reading anything else. Then I ended up sleeping all evening, only to wake up at 11 and find *so many* stories waiting for me on my flist! Stories I want […]

Star Trek movies

Friday, February 27th, 2009

*Andrea and I were talking about the Star Trek movies the other day, and I had some trouble keeping track of them. Here’s a handy guide for my future reference: Star Trek 1: (aka Star Trek: The Motion Picture) The one with Decker. (the probe? V’ger? I think? also, I’m fairly certain there’s a shower […]

February fic: done!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Way back in January, I set the goal of finishing a fic every month. This month’s fic could rightfully be called a Monday-Thursday story, because I wrote 99% of it on those days (while I was at work — thanks, job2!). Credit should also go to wikipedia, the Santa Barbara Zoo website, and my amazing […]

Cute cats for the win!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The adorable Simon’s Cat YouTube channel features tiny animated films of a cat (I’m guessing it’s Simon’s, but that’s just me) doing all those things you always suspected your cat was doing while you weren’t looking. My extra-special favorite: TV Dinner The one with the garden gnome: Let Me In (That’s Simon’s cat! Isn’t he […]

When fanfic leads you astray…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Just another example of fanfic making my world a more interesting place to be. After watching the Star Trek movie trailer over at (there’s a 2 min. 12 sec. version that’s even more fun than the 30 sec. Superbowl trailer), I was reminded of a conversation my sister and I had re: the upcoming […]

Movie Review: Picture Perfect

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

This movie was weird for me in a number of ways. Also, I fast-forwarded over a fair amount of it, because it was A) kinda cringeworthy (in a “hey, at least you know it’ll all work out okay in the end” sort of way), and B) kinda slow (in a “are you sure there’s no […]

TW Vids (aka “how are fans so awesome?”)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Torchwood House, a community dedicated to reccing high-quality Torchwood fics, art, and videos, has been collecting votes for vid awards (nominations page & voting). To keep from having to click around all the time, I thought I’d just link some of my own favorites here. Overall Awesome Vids: Love is All You Need, by such_heights […]

Psych Season Finale (“An Evening With Mr. Yang”)

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Overall reaction: What happened to my cute fluffy show? If I wanted to watch a show with suspense and fear and the likelihood of completely freaking me out, I would watch Doctor Who! (“Now that we’ve made your kids afraid of statues, just wait for next season!”) Psych is supposed to be my Friday night […]

Movie Review: Penelope

Friday, February 20th, 2009

So I said to myself, “Marci, you really need to take a break from Torchwood. Watching it, reading it, writing about it… Take a TW-free break.” So I did. And I cue up this family-friendly, Neflix-on-demand, fairy tale story — Penelope — which is sort of like a live-action Shrek, if Fiona didn’t have mad […]

It’s a Sign

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Sign I’ve Been Exposed to TOO MUCH TORCHWOOD Recently: This morning I was confusedly going about getting food before leaving for work, and the morning news was on. In fact, Suze Orman was a guest on the show, speaking about our current economic whatever-you-want-to-call-it. And she said (and I quote), that as individuals, we need […]