Archive for June, 2009

June Fic: “Keep the Home Fires Burning” (STXI)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

June fic complete, just under the wire! I can’t believe this took me so long! As per usual, my current feeling is, “I’m so glad it’s over!” And look, here comes July right around the corner — another month, another writing project, and I have *no idea* what I’ll write about! Ack! (Note: “Sparks” was […]

Movie Review: Previews!

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The most emotionally affecting moments of my Transformers 2 experience came watching the previews, most of which were for movies I never want to see, which is a clear indicator of a not-very-good theater experience. Two caught my attention in particular: 1. 2012 I was all “disaster movie, etc, etc,” because that’s really 95% of […]

Movie Review: Transformers 2 (Revenge of the Fallen)

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The first thing to remember about this movie is that it makes no sense. At all. You thought Star Trek had plotholes? This movie is nothing *but* holes — not even the thinnest of tenuous plotlines could make heads or tails of the so-called “continuity” of this movie. Things to Complain About: 1. For a […]


Friday, June 26th, 2009

TARDIS Big Bang is live! Woohoo! 45 long, plotty stories to read and enjoy, plus lots and lots of art to “wow” over. What I’ve Read So Far: 1. Sing Morning Out of Night, by Copperbadge (sam_storyteller) Hey, it’s by Copperbadge, what’s not to love? Has Sarah Jane and Luke, plus Torchwood, plus UNIT, plus […]

Movie Pre-Review: Transformers 2

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Okay, this movie cannot *possibly* be as confusing as the wikipedia plot summary makes it sound. I feel like I should have a study guide, and some flashcards! The Good News: Through clues, the Matrix is found in Petra but it crumbles to dust in Sam’s hands. Nevertheless, Sam piles the dust into his sock. […]

Greatest American Hero S1 (Disc 2)

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Interesting historical note, courtesy of wikipedia: As previously mentioned, the main character’s name was originally Ralph Hinkley, but after the assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981 (only 12 days after the pilot episode aired), the character’s last name was amended to “Hanley” for the Season 1 episode “Reseda […]

Why I Love the Internet, Reason eleventy-billion

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

I was reading an article in the AARP magazine the other day… (Hey, it’s a good magazine! No reason only people 50 and over should get to enjoy it!) … And it was about a guy found Facebook, fell in love with Facebook, spent too much time on Facebook, and ultimately realized the joys he […]

Merlin on NBC

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Last night Sunday night, my sister and I watched the first two episodes of the BBC’s Merlin on NBC here in the States. On the subject of showing BBC shows on channels I can actually watch, I say yay! On the subject of the show itself, I say… Well, can I withhold judgement for a […]

When work makes you go “Argh!”

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

(And not in the good, “Hey, let’s all celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day!” way.) Sometimes, it’s just not worth going into work in the morning. For instance, today. To fully appreciate the Extreme Argh-osity of today, here’s some background. At work, we have ants. Tiny, pesky ants that have been driven inside by the […]

Merlin as the ultimate Mary Sue

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

It occurred to me as I was driving home today, and was thinking that what would really make my story interesting is if one of the characters could spontaneously develop some cool magical power. Then I thought, “Nah, that’s completely ridiculous and Mary Sue-ish!” And *then* I thought, “Whoa…” Merlin is the Ultimate Mary Sue! […]