Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

One more fic before the new year. Why did I even think I might finish this before the last minute? Christmas in Vegas (En, Nocte Venit Media) Author: marcicat Rating: PG-13 Fandom: Burn Notice, set in the same universe as Ex-Spooks, Guns, and Money. (Michael’s a pagan god, Jesse’s the antichrist, and there’s a kitten […]

TRON primer

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

(aka ‘what I remember from watching it this summer’) A couple people have told me that the new Tron movie makes more sense if you’ve seen the first one. Hey, I have! (Mostly because the wikipedia entry was really confusing to me.) But it was back in the summer, and starandrea’s never seen it, and […]

name change heads up

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Thanks to starandrea and her wonderful Christmas gift to me, I’m planning a name change for both my dreamwidth accounts. This decision involved a significant amount of facepalming on my part, along with a somewhat alarming new love for icons, and should impact only a very small number of people. Soon-to-be Changes current marciratingsystem will […]

More Yuletide Notables

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Favorite Fandom A Game of You (The Westing Game — Ellen Raskin) Turtle was fairly sure that writing to him and saying, “Look, do you love me?” was not the thing to do. Favorite Bechdel Pass The Edge of the Looking Glass (The Matrix) She breathes in and the Matrix moves with her, as if […]

Monday, Monday

Monday, December 27th, 2010

1. I have eight million blankets, and the cats are sleeping on *all* of them. I’m on the floor with a hoodie and a fleece jacket, and my toes are cold. 2. We have power and I am so, *so* grateful. Also, shoveling snow is quite the arm workout. I’ve been looking forward to going […]


Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Merry Christmas wishes to all those who celebrate, and an extra helping of cheer goodwill for non-celebrants! Things I Did Not Do Today: finish my Christmas fic Things I Did Do Today: used a *really big* hula hoop

Fic Rec ‘O the Day

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

(My pre-Yuletide fic rec. I’m attempting to get this, along with a couple other projects, all tidied up before true Yuletide madness hits.) Scions, by winterlive An AU version of DCU comics — Tim is Robin, Kon is Lex’s son and heir. They’re both rising business stars who tangle over a biotech acquisition (which happens […]

Christmas Songs, a retrospective (part 2)

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Okay, and to balance out the other post, these are some Christmas songs I ::heart:: every time I hear them. Christmas Songs I Love 1. Put a Little Holiday In Your Heart (fun to sing, fun to listen to, perfect whether you are excited or cranky about the holiday) 2. Keep Christmas With You (All […]

Christmas songs, a retrospective (part 1)

Friday, December 24th, 2010

I *love* Christmas music. Well, lots of it, anyway. Actually, way back at the end of November I thought about making a post of ‘Christmas songs I’m already sick of this year,’ but thought it lacked a certain celebratory spirit. Since it’s now Christmas Eve (!), here’s that post! Christmas Songs I’m Sick Of (And […]

retail @ the holidays

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Customer: “Do you have the moon calendars?” Me: “Yes, do you know which one you’re looking for?” Customer: “Well, the ones for 2011.” Me: “Would you like some free samples to go with that gift card?” Customer: (suspiciously) “Do they cost anything?” Me (trying to get our sister store to send us some extra stock): […]