Archive for April, 2009

Beltane fics, one day early

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The first of May (cleverly called “May Day”) is also Beltane. From my slapdash “research” on Beltane (skimming the wikipedia article), it seems to have a lot to do with lighting fires. Actually, May 1st seems to be a lot of holidays — and why not? If you want to make something a holiday, it’s […]

Merlin Fic-O-The-Day

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Sitting in Panera, between when I had to be at work for the (too early!) staff meeting, and when I have to be *back* at work for my actual shift, this story just made my day. I’m Colorblind, Kid, by brbsoulnomming 1. Title=awesome 2. Arthur being transformed into a dog=awesome 3. 13,800 words for brbsoulnomming’s […]

Interview with paperclipbitch

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Over at Torchwood House, they’ve posted an interview with paperclipbitch. I recognized the name from the Merlin fandom, but apparently she’s written over 70 Torchwood stories! (Who knew?) It’s always interesting to hear about other people’s fandom reading/writing/general experiences, and I particularly enjoyed this gem: While obviously Owen/Ianto is nowhere near canon, I find the […]

Not that anyone’s panicking or anything…

Monday, April 27th, 2009

1. For serious information, check out the Health Map of global disease alerts. Handy maps are handy! 2. For lols, check out today’s xkcd comic, which explores the use of twitter to “follow” the swine flu outbreak. 3. As always, wikipedia is a wealth of information. You can read up on the Spanish flu (1918 […]

Movie Review: Newsies

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Newsies is pretty much a combination of Rent plus Annie, if you swap out AIDS as a social issue and put in worker unions instead. I liked it enough not to drop it out of my Netflix queue after I watched it on youtube. Best thing about Newsies: Pretty much everything seems cooler when there’s […]


Friday, April 24th, 2009

Not actually a movie review, but I did watch Newsies tonight. In 13 parts, on youtube. (Seriously — someone took the time and effort to break the movie up into youtube-sized chunks and post it — no lie!) Why did I do this? I asked myself the same question, as I was watching a movie […]

Spring, or something like it

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

First: I love New Hampshire. Having said that… Weather. We have it. I think spring has arrived here, which pretty much means everyone’s sick of wearing warm winter clothes and has switched to three-quarter length sleeves/capris/flip-flops (depending on your level of denial), and doesn’t have much to do with the calendar or actual temperature outside. […]

Happy Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Things to do on Earth Day: 1. Read up on Earth Day at wikipedia for fun facts to astound and impress. (Example: Senator Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day, picked April 22 because it was good timing for college students (after spring break, before exams, nice enough to go outside), and it (probably) had nothing […]

Food fics

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Went to dinner with job1 tonight, a sort of bizarre comedy of errors. To distract myself, I started thinking about fics with food in them (since, sadly, there was none on my plate). Turns out there’s a lot of them — meals are such a convenient time to get your characters to talk with each […]

Work Attire*

Monday, April 20th, 2009

(*or, How I Ended Up Wearing My Pajamas to Work) Actually, I’m not really sure how it happened. See, I’m always cold at job2, so even though it’s April 20th, I wanted to wear long sleeves. (And, um, long johns. It’s a thing; I know. Whatever.) So there I was this morning, groggily looking around […]