YO!

dude! chris (LoM)
So, that was a long time.

There was work for a while, and then just my own general apathy about talking about myself. Yay.

Work was … well, I survived, and it went on four months longer than expected, so four more months of being paid, and towards the end I got a wee little writing gig and that was nice and there was more being paid. And then I wrapped and mostly just wanted to read and whatnot. And do math.

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In other news:

• In general, I really, really don't like sitcoms, but I decided to give "Community" a try a few months ago, and fell stupidly in love. I had "donde esta la biblioteca" stuck in my head FOREVER. I'm now actually afraid that if I'm ever in a spanish speaking country and need to inquire as to the location of the library, it will come out as a rap. Also, that I might refer to myself as a disco spider. I might have since acquired a 'theoretical phys ed' shirt, and maybe an 'inspector spacetime' shirt. I'm just saying.

• My mother moved to Fairbanks in the spring, but now she's back in Denver. They're all back in Denver and living in the same house -- my brother, his ex-girlfriend, their two kids, my mother, my ex-step-father, my sister and her daughter, and my brother-in-law and my nephew are on their way down. In the same house. With two dogs, a cat, and two more dogs on the way. From a thousand miles away that's comedy gold, folks. Less comic when you're actually there, though, but I told mom to just pretend she's in a sitcom and then it's wacky not stressful. She says, surprisingly that's actually helped, and she's decided to cast herself as the crazy ex-wife with the crazy cat who lives in the front bedroom.

• Saw the Avengers. Loved the Avengers. May have developed weird fascination for Bruce/Natasha. I don't even know. May be contemplating writing fic (not Bruce/Natasha, though).

• I received a surprise package in the mail the other day. A large squishy package from Hawaii? Hmm… You guys, pualaridesagain made me a 4th Doctor scarf! It is so beautiful. So amazing! You are the awesomest person ever, C. Love you.

She says if I wear it to Comic Con, I'll be 75% cooler than Wil Wheaton. A worthy goal, I think.

• And so it is Comic Con time. It snuck up this year, being a week earlier than usual. There are not a huge number of things I'd like to see. I only really want to get in to the "Community" and "Doctor Who" panels, so cross your fingers for me. I'll be posting stuff on twitter as usual (@themonkeycabal), if anybody is interested. I have an ipad this year, instead of a dumb phone (oh my god I hate my phone), so pictures and such.

• Also, my year after year whining has finally won me a victory. We're going to the Maritime Museum! Yay! Star of India, here I come.

Born in landlocked Colorado, I somehow developed a fascination for ships. Oh, I love ships. Ships! I'm coming, Ships! I'm coming! ILU!



So … anyway. How you doin'?

Covert Affairs Fic. Again.

Olive rejoices
committing more fic in a wee fandom


Lost Coastlines
Rating: T (some language)
Characters: Joan, Annie, Auggie, Arthur
Spoilers: None, I think.
Summary: After a mission gone wrong, Joan evaluates her agents
Disclaimer: Covert Affairs and all related characters and elements are property of NBC Universal. They are used here without permission.

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Don't panic, it is fic

mike rowe by iconzicons
I have like six of these pointless little stories now. I just have to decide if I don't entirely hate them and if I should then type them up -- that's hell of a stumbling block right there, my friends. But I did type up one!

Anyway, sometimes things just happen, and there's not always a good reason behind it, there's not always any reason at all behind it, sometimes things happen and there is a reason, but maybe it's all sort of ill-advised. But still, they just happen. Kind of like this fic.

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Title: Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe
Series: Covert Affairs, small crossover with Chuck
Rating: PG
Genre: Humor, Friendship
Spoilers: None, I think.
Summary: "It's weird, Auggie."
Disclaimer: Covert Affairs and all related characters and elements are property of NBC Universal, Chuck and all related characters and elements are property of Warner Bros. They are used here without permission.


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Oct. 5th, 2011

TARDIS in snow by starpollo
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thanks for everything, Steve. God speed.

Doctor Who finale

11 rock star
Well, that was bizarre.

And so, I loved it to tiny pieces. That was exactly what I needed after this week.

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A question

doctor u&w by satansicons
(I was going to make this a poll, but that was just dumb, because if you wouldn't be interested, I wouldn't want to make you feel on the spot with some stupid ticky box, even though, obvs, you wouldn't have to fill out the poll, but still, it was stupid)


Would anybody have any interest in reading a serialized action/adventure-y original story by me?

I have a website and all (at least, I think I still do) and I was going to do this last year, but then a boss said we should talk about doing something with it, and in the course of the year never talked about doing anything with it at all, so it's really just sitting there in a handful of journals and I feel I ought to do something with it, and pretend I am in some way a productive human being.

Also, I missed the elephant in our back parking lot. The inconvenience of filming outside our window could have been nullified if I'd only just gotten to see the elephant. Alas. Apparently it had tusks! :(

Rubbish Thursday. I want it to be Saturday now.

work update: I got to hand somebody a piece of paper. It was really exciting. I'll go away until I'm less grumpy. Sorry.

Yay

11 rock star
Got my first paycheck for back to work yesterday. Hooray! My phone died today. Ahahahahaha!

I was talking to mom, and it screamed a horrible scream of anguish and then turned into an entirely useless brick of metal and plastic.

Unrelated, I think -- It's also 106 outside. I shouldn't complain (but I will anyway ... omg! 106! so much sadness!), because we missed out on all of the heat that the rest of the country suffered under all summer. This was a very, very mild summer for SoCal. Really lovely. Until this week, at least. But, this is pretty much summer's death throws (hooray. I hate summer), I suppose we can endure. But, I'll whine anyway, because I can.

Doctor Who was mad and lovely. I think I'll go watch it again, as watching telly does not require moving in 106 degrees.

Hi!

11 thumbs up
Obviously, I was not at Comic Con all that time. Comic Con was good this year, and then I came home and the very next day came down with the flu. So awesome. Then a couple weeks ago, started back at work. Legit awesome. Less awesome is the 8am call time, but that's scheduled to be over today (ummm, yeah). So was either sick or barely conscious for the last month or so.

Anyway, HI!

V excited for Doctor Who to be back tomorrow. I did go to that panel. I stood in line all morning for that panel. I talk to mom about Comic Con and tell her how I stand in line for, you know, an hour and a half for Burn Notice or something, and she usually says "geez, that's too long. I'd never do that." I tell her I stood in line for three hours for Doctor Who, her response was "..., yeah, that's not too bad."

Jul. 20th, 2011

11 rock star
Off to Comic Con! I'll probably make noises on my twitter, if anybody's at all interested in that.

Adios!

An assortment

doctor amy and the tardis
Dear Valve, thank you for breaking Steam for Mac. Also, thank you for not responding on the support forums, or twitter, or to the support ticket I sent in on TUESDAY. Much obliged, ever so glad I've given you money. I'll be sure to make sure everybody knows just how helpful you've been. Cheers.


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Summer Telly is back, and that is pleasing.

Brief comments, assume spoilers for all:

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Next week: Comic Con! W00t!

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Jul. 6th, 2011

aunt lily
Oh, Rusty (haven't said that in a while):

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Sorry, just had to get that out of my head. It was irritating my brain cells. Nothing like a gray matter blister to ruin your day.

Move along

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Jun. 24th, 2011

doctor and amy on the run by llorona_llo
Stealing from bexxa
My Friday Happy Thing --

I finally got one of those tv surveys where they asked me what I thought of the slogan "Imagine Greater". Oh, man, it was like Christmas.

Jun. 16th, 2011

young ned wears hope on his head
Okay, so somehow I managed to forget to mention that I had a new nephew -- Bryce Alexander. So, now I will torment you with a picture. It's cute, I promise, and I'm not just saying that 'cause I'm the proud Auntie.

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so much love

11 rock star

yeah, hello

shiny!
So, in my not talking about other tv shows, I've forgotten to forget to talk about the show that may have just jumped into the category of "most awesome evah!" -- Primeval. Yeah, you didn't expect that, but, my friends, I have four words, four magic words of such awesome, I don't even know. Let me just share -- spoilersCollapse )

Oh show. You've come so far. First you were just really mostly completely ridiculous, but you had dinosaurs (Gorgonopsid ftw!), and that was cool. And then you were canceled like a hundred times and you're still around and honestly, along the way you went and grew up kind of a lot. Plus, you still have dinos (and connor) (and lester). I'm very proud of you, show.

Also, who do I petition to have James Lester knighted for pure snarky excellence?

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May. 16th, 2011

11 is a dork
Castle finale = wow and ouch

Doctor Who

11 and his tardis by meathiel
That was pretty much kind of very wonderful. Though, my screen went a bit blurry at spoilerCollapse )

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Back in time for stuff

11 rock star
Hello everybody! Pleased to report I'm not dead. Though, my computer is. ba-dum-dum

I'm sure everybody's glad to see me back. Where 'everybody' = 'people who can't remember who I am or why I'm on their flists' and where 'glad' = 'what? who?'

Anyway, there was working, and then when I wasn't working I was working and now I'm not working (except for sometimes, but nobody's paying me). So that's exciting. And then a week after starting my "between projects" state (aka - really, really not getting paid), my primary computer experienced massive failure. Of course. Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow didn't work (how could that ever work?).

Logic board fried. I suspect it fried because the NVidia graphics card kersploded (as they do) (frequently, apparently) and took the logic board down with it. Computer gods took pity on me, though, and I'm still under extended care, and the nice people at the store did not fight me on that at all, and so the Heydar is at the computer doctor, hopefully getting all better. Until then, I'm back on Mal, who is slower than molasses, but working like a champ, particularly given I hadn't booted it up in two years. Started right up. Oh, Mal, you were the devourer of hard drives in your day, but, you're making up for it now.

Anyway, so I'm back, or trying to be. And coincidentally I'm back in time for Doctor Who and I'm sure there will be embarrassingly long posts about that in the future, as there have been in the past. "And there is nothing new under the sun."

But first, I'm off to do who_daily. Reaction post time! I love reaction posts.

Dec. 25th, 2010

TARDIS in snow by starpollo
Merry Christmas, everybody. I hope you're all engaged in joy and revelry or some such today.

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