Archive for March, 2008

I saw a movie — in a theater!

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Stop Loss: I cried a lot (nothing new there; movie theaters could make some real money off me if theye stocked kleenex in those little bathroom stuff-dispensers). My thoughts on the movie, in no particular order: 1. No one wore seatbelts. It was weird, actually — is that a Texas thing? I thought we were […]

Movie catch-up

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Movies I’ve Seen Recently Flight of the Navigator: Still funny, after all these years. “Compliance!” In lieu of spectacular special effects, they went with character development — a novel concept! (To be fair, there were also a lot of scenery shots.) I loved how the alien spacecraft was held by NASA, as opposed to the […]

Are all Torchwood fics kind of depressing?

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

A Man Not Alone, by sam_storyteller I liked this story better the second time I read it. Not having seen any of season 2, and only part of season 1, it still seemed like a very cool representation of how it might be for Jack to be living through times and events he knew as […]

More reading

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The other day someone requested the story Wraith Killers, by Lady Ra on SGA Storyfinders. I vote yes for this story, because who doesn’t think Atlantis wouldn’t be a whole lot better if everyone had a tiger? Note: I read this story with some confusion, as a result of my habit of scrolling all the […]

Unintentional humor

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Normally, I would avoid poking fun at others’ writing. Because it’s mean, and I think anyone posting fic to the internet is brave, and really we’re all trying our best. Also, I hardly ever even spellcheck my stories, and have had more than one eyeroll moment re-reading things of my own online. On the other […]

What I’ve been reading…

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Well, I thought it was funny.* Desperately Seeking Someone, by Alaana Fair HP fandom, H/D pairing, NC-17, humor Neurotic, self-absorbed, bi-polar unemployed GM with intimacy issues and a mild chemical dependency, in open relationship, ISO handsome, fit, athletic, charming, witty, intelligent, stable professional SM for mind games and screaming matches. *stolen from a Newsweek blurb; […]

Torchwood fic

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

I’m kind of out of practice at looking for fic in new fandoms, but the other day astolat posted a link in her livejournal to Trying to Communicate, by sam_storyteller (sample line: Bent over the cream, lapping contentedly, the cat continued. “OM NOM NOM NOM NOM.”). It was pretty funny, and it turned out the […]

By the numbers

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Days employed at my new job (!): 1 Total days unemployed: 89 Number of people I saw today at my new job, that I also knew at my old job: 1 Number of people I’ve thought I recognized over the last two days, but who showed no signs of recognizing me, so I’m pretty sure […]

Torchwood crossover fics

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Since I’ve been watching Torchwood, I went looking for those Torchwood/SGA crossovers I knew I had floating around in my saved stories folder. Here’s one that’s a cute Ianto Jones/Evan Lorne story. Eight Days a Week, by skidmo The eighth time Ianto sees him is a Saturday, and it’s in the afternoon. [ETA: Now there’s […]

So I’ve been watching Torchwood…

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

I’ve been watching Torchwood Season 1 on dvd, and I’m up to episode 7, I think. So far I’ve been doing okay by fast forwarding over all the scary parts, and covering my eyes during all the gory parts. In the few minutes of episode that are left, I laugh a lot, and that’s why […]