Archive for March, 2009

March Reading Wrap Up

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Fic Count: 110 Fandom Winner of the Month: Merlin Fic Winner of the Month: The History of Two Conversations (on paper) by takadainmate Things I did instead of reading fic this month: Watch Star Trek trailers. Try to do Sudoku puzzles without cheating. Research Crusade-era England. (I want my historical inaccuracies to be at least […]

March Fic: Complete!*

Monday, March 30th, 2009

(*Or at least a reasonable facsimile of said state.) Title: winning a war you can’t fight Author: marcicat Rating: PG-13 (fighting, outlawery, kissing) Wordcount: 10,200 Summary: If I’d been in charge of the 2006 BBC series, it would have turned out a lot more like this. Alternate title — Robin and Guy’s Greatest Hits. “A […]

Thoughts on Not Writing

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

So, I am clearly *not writing* right now. In light of that, here’s a list of things to do when not writing that are only occasionally motivating but are at least always good for passing a few hours of non-work: 1. Read other people’s writing that is good, to remind yourself of that which you […]

Movie Review: Star Trek: Nemesis

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

(aka Jean Luc Picard’s mid-life crisis) I’m sure *many* people have ripped this movie apart, for both its epic canon!fail and its epic plot!fail. Which might deter some from watching it at all, but not me! An Overview: scene 1: Romulan EZ buttons kill people scene 3: Picard predicts “no foreseeable danger,” thus dooming the […]

This is me hoping my boss never reads my blog…

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Recent job1 conversation: Boss: We’re getting a blog for the store — on WordPress! Me: ::explains why WordPress is for smart(er) people (than me):: Boss: But you can figure it out, right? Me: Sure… Boss (DIRECT QUOTE!): “You just have to figure out all the innuendos of the program.” Me (out loud): Yeah. Me (in […]

Doctor Who (et. al.), Life Lessons

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

After I wrote about all the astoundingly (un)useful lessons I accidentally absorbed from Star Trek, I got to thinking — what about Doctor Who? After all, it’s another science fiction show I watched as a kid (and still watch now, along with its cute spinoff cousin “The Sarah Jane Adventures” and its crazy spinoff cousin […]

Things I’m Doing To Distract Myself

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

1. Sometimes my brain is too wired (or scattered) to read fanfic. Luckily, there’s always Sudoku. 2. It started with Ask Captain Jack, the “Jack Harkness shoots your 21st century problems in the face” advice column. Then came Ianto, and of course Max Teresa. Now there’s Gwen, Rhys, Andy, and John Hart (no links; too […]


Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Waaaaaay back, back in January, I made list of things I want to do this year. On that list was “learn how to use more features on WordPress.” I’ve tried. Truly. I figured I’d start with themes, right? Because using the default theme is kind of like having your VCR clock blinking 12:00 all the […]

Star Trek , Life Lessons

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Every once in a while, I’m startled to realize that a habit or belief I’ve come to take for granted actually has its roots in a scifi tv show I took perhaps a little too literally as a kid. (Read: We watched a lot of Star Trek, but I didn’t really get it.) Example: In […]

Movie Review: High School Musical 3

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

1. First of all, remember that HSM3 is a musical, about kids in high school, who are making a musical about *themselves* in high school. That level of meta could potentially make a movie very think-y. In HSM3, a more appropriate word might be “trippy.” 1a. At any given point in the movie, you may […]