Archive for October, 2008

NaNoWriMo (T-minus 3ish hours — yikes!)

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Here are my goals for NaNoWriMo this year, based on my recent re-reading of my previous four novels. 1. Find a new action word — no characters should be blinking (book one), laughing (book two), or shrugging (book three) *that much*. 2. Try to make it seem less like Harold has mono (seriously, was he […]

Movie: Hulk p.2

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Most Creative Use of Resources: I should say making the centrifuge, but I’m going to go with swallowing the flash drive. Way to go, Bruce! Most Convenient Thing They Changed From the Cartoon: My memory’s a little sketchy, but Hulk was completely separate from Bruce in the ‘toon. Both were fully aware, and it led […]

Movie Review: The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Eyeroll Moment: He’s been hiding out in Brazil for over a year, *knowing* that he’s on the run, and he doesn’t have *any* boltholes planned for when the US military shows up? Boys vs. Girls Moment: (dumps contents of purse) “Basically, we can’t use any of this, ’cause they can track all of it.” “Well, […]

Reason A Billion Why All Copyrighted Artists Can Relax About Fanfic

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Number of American Idol episodes I’ve watched: 0 Number of Times I’ve Voted for an American Idol: 0 My Level of Caring About American Idol: 0 BUT…….. Number of Fanfic Stories I’ve Read About American Idol: 8 (somewhat to my chagrin) (They’re all here, by astolat, if you feel like joining in on the madness.) […]

Argh! How is it possible to mess up a concept as simple as Robin Hood?

Monday, October 27th, 2008

More of Robin Hood S1 arrived from Netflix, and I finally got around to watching it. Here’s what happened: Show writers: “Peril and angst for everyone!” Me: “FTW? What is *wrong* with this show?” The Good: 1. The Locksley villagers, who appear to have an uncanny ability to find Robin (in the forest!) and go […]

One more SciFi Friday post from 10/24

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Sanctuary (icy plane death episode) Wow, what a dull, depressing episode. If ‘Lost’ took place in snowy mountains, and you compressed every episode into a single 45 minute run, you’d probably get something very like this episode of Sanctuary. Let’s see… plane crash, shouting, inexplicable monsters, mind games, death, cryptic dialogue… yep, it’s all in […]

SGA 5.13 “Inquisition”

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

aka: I’VE READ THIS FIC!!! Summary: Failed to live up to its potential, since in the fic, John and Rodney had sex, and Atlantis broke away from Earth. Worst Part of the Episode: The show has made an effort to portray John as someone who, despite his flaws, cares deeply about the people of the […]

SciFi Friday: SGA 5.12 “Outsiders”

Friday, October 24th, 2008

aka “It’s not a Volkswagon, Carson!” (Yes, a week late — I missed it last Friday, and only caught up now.) Summary: John’s team visits Carson; villagers forget they’re supposed to be scared of the Wraith; day and night get confused. Wraith kidnap John’s boyfriend; John & Rodney heart2heart over the radios. Wraith+trap+shooting+super!smart!Rodney= everyone back […]

::bangs head on keyboard::

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The slow, slow snail of my post-Journey’s End fic (aka how to fix Donna’s brain in three easy steps) has crossed the finish line. Not necessarily under its own power — more like I finally got fed up with it and just pushed it over. On the plus side, posting stuff using Google Docs? Easiest […]

Links on the run — Hiding from NaNo TDL

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

A New Day at Midnight, by Speranza And in any case, he’s Sheppard, and Sheppard never wants anything from anybody, except somehow, right now, Sheppard wants this from him, and Rodney would give John Sheppard an arm, a lung, his life. Plus, starandrea’s running a puppy pile meme, and writing completely awesome Jungle Fury fics: […]