wishfulaces: (jeremy)
Okay, maybe I'll regret it later, but I threw my first-ever fanfics into the recycling bin today. Complete with illustrations. I was 12 years old, I didn't even know I was writing fanfic. I couldn't even bring myself to reread them. (Which is what makes me think no, actually, I probably won't regret it later....)

I also threw out all the old TV Guides from the '90s demonstrating my geeky obsessions of the day. Ye gods.

Completely unrelatedly, my mom just finished reading something on Kindle entitled How I stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend, which I was pretty sure was real person fic, but maybe it isn't after all? She said it was the silliest thing she'd ever read, but in a good way.
wishfulaces: (hobbit hands)
I'm pretty sure I have a professional duty to watch this.

We're in the middle of interviewing for an electronic records archivist position, by the by, and one of our top candidates is, as I keep telling my boss, a geek who covers it well. My boss is very good at drawing people out in interviews, so the candidate ended up mentioning his extensive Magic: the Gathering collection in one of his answers to our questions, and I thought to myself, Yup, called it.
wishfulaces: (squee!)
A pic of the six-foot Sir Winston Leonard Spencer ChurchBear (Winnie for short) was requested. I am happy to oblige:

Read more... )

What did I tell you? BEAR.

Also, for those of you who are academically inclined and would wish to do some research, there's now a wiki for sci-fi authors' archival collections at various institutions. The institutions mostly seem to be U.S.-based, though I think I saw at least one U.K. university, and the listing is by no means complete (they don't, for example, have Connie Willis' papers listed at University of Northern Colorado). But still, it did my geeky heart proud to find this announcement on a listserv today, and hey, it's a wiki. Add to it!
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Yesterday being the boy's birthday, a big group of us of course had to see the movie last night.

and here be spoilers, along with a revisiting of geeky stereotyping )

Okay, I have friends coming next weekend, I slept far too late, I need to get some housecleaning done and buy some groceries. Wah.
wishfulaces: (hobbit hands)
I'm flipping through the newsletter from the Midwest Archives Conference, looking over the info about the annual meeting in April, when I discover the plenary speaker is going to be one of the board members for the OTW and HOLY CRAP NOW I REALLY HAVE TO GO TO THIS CONFERENCE.

Thank you, geeky archivists, for being geeky. (No, wait, she's going to talk about A03? HOLY CRAP I REALLY HAVE TO GO TO THIS CONFERENCE.)

That is all. Well, no, it's not all, I decided this morning I really *am* that stressed, but that is enough for now.
wishfulaces: (Default)
Back in those glory days of the late 1980s, when my family thrived on such shows as Murder, She Wrote and Adderly, we also enjoyed Father Dowling. My mom got it on DVD and I'm finally watching the first season, which she lent me...er, several months ago...and, oh, let's chalk up another '80s-girl-crush, shall we? Sister Steve is adorably happy-go-lucky for having a pretty rough backstory, with far too many mad skillz to be entirely believable, but when Father Frank tells her "Absolutely not!" she just smiles in that "oh, you're so cute, thinking I'm going to follow your orders" way and then goes and does what he forbid her to do. And is awesome doing it. (Also, she wore a tux while bartending. Women in tuxes are a weakness for me.)

Now I want to watch the rest of Adderly, just for Mona Ellerby to go along with Sister Steve and hello, brain, remember how it's the 21st century now?
wishfulaces: (Guildenstern)
I had every intention to work some more on my [livejournal.com profile] dw_femslash ficathon fic tonight, but those intentions were before two days of work mentally kicking my butt (and physically today, too; helloooo, new cardboard box scar, how I didn't need you) and doing laundry tonight and overcooking my dinner of roasted potatoes with lentils in every way I possibly could. ("I like my lentils mushy!" I declared maniacally to the kitchen, and this is probably one more sign that I need to either get a roommate or just get out more.)

So instead of writing fic, I shall watch vids and random tv and read fic. Huzzah for when the brain shuts down beyond oooh, shiny.

(Also, I shall throw this out here completely randomly because I don't feel like bookmarking it but want to preserve the link somewhere: WWI photographs of British soldiers taken by an unknown French photographer, a whole stinking boatload of them, and how cool is that?)
wishfulaces: (PARKER and HARDISON are awesomer than yo)
So I said all the normal, responsible things I want to do for this upcoming three-day holiday weekend; what I really want to do this weekend is WATCH ALL THE THINGS. Like 3rd season Leverage eps, and every ep of Doctor Who involving Amy, Rory, & River, and random James McAvoy movies for the sheer joy of hearing him speak, and random other movies that grab my attention like Clue or Withnail & I. And, and, and! Read fic! And write fic OMG I hope my brain cooperates!

Three days off are simply not enough. Why do I have to work for a living again? Oh yeah.

Speaking of Leverage, I finally watched the summer finale )
wishfulaces: (bones is clever)
Tell me my family is not the only one with fannish conversational shortcuts. I know we're not. Today's gem--

Mom: Wanna think of something else difficult to peel? How 'bout a raisin?
Me: Why on earth would you want to peel a raisin?
Mom: Because it was there?
Me: That reason might work for a mountain. It won't work for a raisin.

Seriously. My mom and I talk in snippets from Star Trek IV and V. And my brother just throws out whatever random quote suits his mood and the situation.

(I don't think I'll ever be able to tell him that I really think Agatha, Gil, and Tarvek need to end up in a threesome, though. Even though they so, so want to.)
wishfulaces: (federal agents)
So I was watching something on TNT earlier this week--Leverage or Rizzoli & Isles--and there's a promo ad for Memphis Beat, all about the main character's ex-friend is in jail for a Crime He Didn't Commit and main character has to help him, and I'm watching the bits and thinking, "Aww, this looks just like 'Reunion'" and then, boom, I swear it's actually Vincent Ventresca behind the prison bars. And it is, and now I'm watching the damn episode because that is, indeed, how I roll, ten years later.
wishfulaces: (hobbit hands)
Warehouse 13 tonight )

Seriously, this show, it's just fun. These characters, I kinda just want to noogie 'em all. And sit them down to dinner so I can watch them bicker.
wishfulaces: (twins)
Awesome thing from yesterday: random and unexpected 15-second clip from Stargate SG-1 in our temporary exhibit in the museum. (It was from that one ep, y'know, with the guy, the really *nice* guy with the shoes...okay, fine, it was "2001.") I heart my geeky co-workers, I truly do.

Awesome thing from today: I got a new computer at work. Specifically, a laptop with a docking station that has a huge-assed monitor. I've been waiting for my new computer for approximately six months, and this lil' laptop is shiny. I am excited that now maybe I'll be able to just carry it back and forth with me to and from the stacks, rather than having to turn computers on everywhere in order to verify information. Even if we don't have wi-fi in the stacks, this will still hopefully be more convenient.


Feb. 1st, 2011 07:13 pm
wishfulaces: (some kind of way out of here)
I suppose technically it is a snow day, since the snow has been falling all day (sideways; thank you, wind), but it was called yesterday afternoon in the midst of all the freezing rain, and earlier this morning I could see the ice lurking under the snow. So however you define it, I am glad not to be out there. Even if I barely have any milk left. Hmph.

(ETA: NO WORK TOMORROW EITHER. OMG I might even have to clean house if this keeps up!)

So! This calls for a meme. Obviously. Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] lozenger8.

List fifteen of your favourite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, if they're so inclined.

1. Chiana, Farscape.
2. Wadsworth the butler, Clue.
3. Wash, Firefly.
4. Geoffrey Tennant, Slings & Arrows.
5. Mona Ellerby, Adderly.
6. Alec Hardison, Leverage.
7. Kate Beckett, Castle. (In part because Esposito & Ryan are such a duo I couldn't say one or the other?)
8. Cosmo, Singin' in the Rain.
9. Ray Vecchio, dueSouth (This is a COMPLETELY NEW development, as I know it used to be Ray Kowalski. But RayV has kinda edged him out in my rewatch of the past few months; and, really, I find RayK far more interesting these days with Fraser than by himself, largely due to the way Fraser reacts around him and that's a story the fandom's already gone through years ago so I'll shut up now.)
10. Illya Kuryakin, Man from UNCLE.
11. Hannibal Sefton, from the Benjamin January novels by Barbara Hambly.
12. Vala Mal Doran, Stargate SG-1
13. Darien Fawkes, Invisible Man.
14. Mason, Dead Like Me.
15. Death, from the Sandman graphic novels.

And no, I did not put Doctor Who on this list because I probably would have embarrassed myself and said Fitz Kreiner. Or be maddening and say the Doctor without specifying an incarnation. HA.
wishfulaces: (fandom collision)
Okay, so I am in fact doing Yuletide this year, but whatever, I saw this on my flist and couldn't resist the opportunity to WRITE MORE FIC (since I've been kinda bad at that this year). So, originally stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cruelest_month, this is an alternative fic exchange.

I really hate not getting people gifts for Christmas or other winter holiday of your choice. And I really cannot afford to buy every awesome one of you the amazing gift you deserve.

So instead I would like to write you something that you would like to read.

More information under the cut )
wishfulaces: (agatha = AWESOME)
Adderly, people. Canadian tv show from the latter half of the 1980s. I have to picspam, if only because everyone needs to know how awesome Mona is.

Read more... )

Oh hell.

Jul. 14th, 2010 08:05 pm
wishfulaces: (lom boys)
I watched yesterday's ep of Warehouse 13 )

Seriously, why do I have an ensemble!kink? How does one *do* that? (Quite easily, apparently, considering HOW MANY ensemble shows I like, all apparently without noticing this fact.)

So, yes, fine, there you have it, I'm gonna go back to due South & Adderly now.

ETA: Speaking of due South )
wishfulaces: (jeremy)
I input four different texts I'd written. I got four different responses. The good news is, the Hitchhikers crossover fic I used came out sounding like Douglas Adams, so that was something.

(I'm really not sure about that Stephen King response for the Leverage fic, though.)

Also, ONE WEEK UNTIL I GO AWAY FOR A MONTH. About a month anyway. Eeeeeeeeee.
wishfulaces: (SIGH)
Ahhh, that lovely time of year in these United States when all you can hear of an evening, long before the sun even thinks about going down, is THE BLOODY FIRECRACKERS POPPING EVERYWHERE.

It has been quite lovely the past couple days, though.

ETA: I got the American Community Survey thingy from the Census Bureau today--the way-more-detailed questionnaire than the one everybody's getting this year--and the introductory letter said my information would be kept confidential. And I was thinking about the 72-year rule when at least certain census records are released--assuming these electronic records will even be available 72 years from now and let me tell you, that is a very good question, let's not even talk about censuses from the past few decades--and then I was thinking, "I will almost certainly be dead by then." Which is kinda the point of the 72 year rule, but still, it was a bit of a shiver-down-the-back feeling.


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