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[Note re: broken graphic links 07/21/13]
PLEASE NOTE: For some reason, many many older posts of mine now have broken links instead of images. I will be working through all my previous posts verrry slowly and fixing them eventually, but if you find a post of mine with broken graphic links that you want to read sooner, drop a comment on it and I'll bump it to the head of the queue for recoding/reuploading the graphics and let you know when it's fixed. Thank you for your patience.
LJ Support is implementing a workaround (YAY! \o/), everything should be okay now, but please do let me know if you find any broken image links and I'll look into them. :-)
I am sooooo late on this recommendation, but really, go see The Martian.

If you like space exploration, MacGyverism, solving problems with duct tape and science, struggles for survival against impossible odds, protagonists keeping themselves sane through snark, team dynamics, believable depictions of NASA of the near future, and just awesome things everywhere, go see The Martian. If it's already left your town, rent it or borrow it from your local library system when it becomes available.

Good movie. DAMN good movie.

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Title: Of Unforeseen Distractions
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Postings: AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, some violence, blood
Warnings: none
Word Count: 3475
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Beta/Britpick: The invaluable and amazing irismay42! \o/
Notes: This story has been being written for so many years now I've lost count. Based very loosely on a second-hand report of a thing that happened to a guy I knew years ago, who I haven't talked to in a few decades and who has NO idea I write fanfic. If he finds this, uh, hi! Details changed to etcetera.

Summary: John would have been fine if he hadn't been attacked by the gnome. But that's getting ahead of the matter.

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Current Music: "People are Strange" ~ The Doors

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One of the 'beer and pretzels' shows I watch is Scorpion. It's fun, mindless, includes bad science and geeky characters and team-based MacGyverism, but doesn't have much in the way of fandom that I know of. I mainly watch it to just let my head coast for an hour. It had a quote tonight I wanted to icon though.


Because we've all had days like that.

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Title: Ripper the Handyman
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Postings: AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, OC outsider POV, The Reichenbach Fall missing scene, probably canon divergence
Warnings: none
Word Count: 1470
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Notes: This is a ficlet I've been poking at for years. Given how long it's been since the episode and subsequent episodes, I'm sure someone must have done a missing scene for the off-screen outcome of this particular bit before now, but here's my take on it.

Summary: Gran had warned him he'd end up badly if he kept on the way he was going. He ought to have followed her advice.

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Title: The Maize Maze
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Postings: AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, unBritpicked grain crop terminology, very slight blood and some violence
Warnings: none
Word Count: 1200
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Notes: Written for watsons_woes October Spooktacular. Corn mazes are a thing in the UK, there's a whole Maize Maze Association, but the terminology surrounding this particular crop is different in the UK than North America, so I do apologize if I'm using the wrong words for things. Please do let me know if there are specific terms that ought to be changed.

Summary: Sherlock and John search a maze in a cornfield.

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mini_wrimo on LiveJournal      ||    mini_wrimo on Dreamwidth

I've signed up for mini_wrimo again this year (and I see some of you already have as well!) It runs during the month of November like NaNoWriMo, but rather than committing to write at least 50,000 words in a month, MiniWriMo has less intense daily goals with a minimum of 100 words. Further info here. Challenge and sign up posts are locked, so you need to join the comm to sign up and participate. It's a good challenge for any sort of writer, fandom or otherwise and I recommend it to all.

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My computer died on September 10th. My salvaged backup computer died on September 12th. I've been mostly offline since then except via my phone, but I have finally gotten a used computer that is (*knocks wood intently*) stable, so I'm back! Ish. I'm still desperately looking for work and dealing with a lot of RL stuff so it will still be pretty quiet around here.

Anyway, to celebrate being back online at home and having a real keyboard and trackpad again, have a Supernatural character sorting meme (ETA: yanked from bubblesbrnaid (No spoilers, though there are names I don't recognize, but I'm not thinking too hard about those. If they are awesome new characters in S9, 10 or 11 and way down low, please don't be offended; I didn't recognize them so I was hitting 'no opinion' a lot. XD)

[long list of characters behind cut]
Well, if there was ever any doubt I'm a Dean girl... (So sorry Sam, I don't really know how that happened... O.o)

Rank Name
1 Dean Winchester
1 Castiel
3 Bobby Singer
3 The Impala
5 John Winchester
5 Mary Winchester
7 Victor Henricksen
8 Meg
8 Crowley
10 Jody Mills
11 Kevin Tran
11 Rufus Turner
11 Jo Harvelle
11 Ellen Harvelle
15 Sam Winchester
16 Abaddon
17 Tessa (the reaper)
17 Death (the horseman)
19 Chuck Shurley
20 Linda Tran
20 Charlie Bradbury
22 Bela Talbot
23 Dick Roman
24 Azazel
25 Gordon Walker
26 Benny Lafitte
26 Samandriel
28 Naomi
29 Jimmy Novak
30 Lilith
30 Michael
30 Alistair
33 Lucifer
34 Lisa Braeden
34 Claire Novak
36 Ben Braeden
36 Garth Fitzgerald III
36 Balthazar
36 Samuel Campbell
40 Anna Milton
40 Sarah Blake
40 Jessica Moore
40 Ruby
40 Adam Milligan
45 Gabriel
46 Hannah
46 Raphael
46 Zachariah
46 Metatron
46 Uriel
46 Rowena
52 Amelia Novak
53 Becky Rosen
53 Rachel
53 Gadreel(/Ezekiel)
53 Kate (the werewolf)
53 Cole Trenton (lol)
53 The Styne Family
53 Cain
60 Amelia Richardson
60 Frank Deveraux
60 Ed Zeddmore & Harry Spengler (Ghostfacers)
60 Bartholomew
60 The Alpha Vampire (from S6)
65 Christian Campbell
65 Donna Hanscum
65 Krissy Chambers
68 Gwen Campbell

Speaking of Supernatural, I know tonight is the Season 11 premiere. I... still haven't had a chance to watch past 9.06. /o\ Life and technology and mental focus and all that conspiring to make it difficult with the way I watch the show. Arg. I'll get to it when things stabilize. Meanwhile, try to avoid dropping major plot developments past that point in comments here if you can. :-)

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Current Music: backup drive whirring

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Happy talk like a pirate day to one and all.

(I might've linked that fan-produced video before but the production value is so amazing it's worth linking again)

[Brief update]
At the moment I have no computer. I am posting this from my phone by laboriously typing it on a keyboard the size of the stick of chewing gum, alternating with some hilarious attempts to use voice recognition. My computer is in the shop and the best I can probably hope for is data recovery; it's fairly toast. Since I am out of work and broke, this will make things ...interesting for a while. :-P

I usually post a list of TV show premieres I'm watching this premiere season, but the list I put together is on my currently inaccessible hard drive. If I can piece together a list (since my hard drive is very literally a large part of my memory these days, I've forgotten what most of the new shows that I'm planning to watch are) I may yet post a list of premiere dates and times. The first though is Doctor Who tonight! Sometime! \o/

It's going to be tricky for me to get online for a while and even trickier to do any writing until I can afford to replace the computer. I am steadfastly not thinking about the possibility the data can't be recovered. I do have backups, though they aren't 100% current and I can't access them except on a Mac I'd be recovering the backup files to. I'd estimate that in that is over a million words of fiction, fanfic and otherwise. I'm realizing during this lack of computer that I have a need to type things at a keyboard to get my thoughts together about anything at all. So there's another challenge along with looking for work that I'm trying to accomplish on my phone. Bleh.

Anyway, there's an update.

Hope you're all doing well and if your timbers are shivering that it is in a pleasant way. ;-)

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I may have mentioned here before, there is a contest to develop and produce a TV series along the lines of the 80's/90's TV show MacGyver, specifically with a female lead, the intent being deliberate encouragment of female involvement in S.T.E.M. fields through fandom. The original MacGyver series did a heck of a lot to encourage interest in science in a wide range of kids when I was in school, and I don't see how any new iteration of the concept of a hero using brains and knowledge over violence wouldn't have a similar effect today.

An overview of the contest progress so far.

A blog from one of the finalists about the basic intent of the series and her own pitch for it.

Ran across these updates today and it made me grin and go yay when not much has lately, so I had to share.

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[Want to know what the Mac equivalent of a Blue Screen of Death looks like?]
Want to know what the Mac equivalent of a Blue Screen of Death looks like?

This problem has the ever-so-reassuring name of "Kernel Panic", which can be as simple as there's some recent software or widget that's conflicting or some scrambled data on the hard drive and it's just a matter of knowing how to fix it, or as non-simple as a massive hardware failure and the computer is terminal or on it's way there. It did this on startup twice after passing POST and loading for a while. It did start up on a third try after a long rest and some breathing exercises, and I am now backing up the hard drive through the built in backup program, and might also just make a direct copy because I'm having my own Kernel Panic now. :-p

I have no idea what's causing this or how to fix it. The computer's been a bit wonky for a while, particularly with the browser crashing a lot, and it was running with less than 10% of it's tiny hard drive left for a good while before I archived a bunch of files but that was earlier this week. It tends to super-heat when playing videos on YouTube. It was the first startup of the day for it this happened on, though, so it wasn't overheating.

It's kind of a major part of my life, (probably more even than my car, which had a major brake failure and has been parked since the 10th and is another thing I need to fix or replace and have no money for anytime soon) and it's really necessary among many other things, for job-searching. It is a laptop from 2008 using OS 10.5.8 so that's about 90 in computer years. The OS is too old to let me upgrade my browser enough to access Google Docs. It's entirely reasonable that it's having problems of some kind, but being able to afford to fix or replace it is not something that's going to happen in the immediate or predictably near future, considering the rest of the series of calamities my life has been lately. :-p

What I do have is the 4 pages of error log it gave me printed out, and a hope that this is something I can stabilize myself somehow.

If anyone knows technical things about Macs running OS 10.5.8 and can tell me either what I can do about this to figure out the cause and make it not happen again, or where to start looking for information on how to do that, please let me know? I'm going to go hit Google while things are backing up here and hope.

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Today was half price day at the theatre so...

[A few hopefully non-spoilery thoughts on Mission Impossible 5]
A few hopefully non-spoilery thoughts on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

-There seemed to be more plot in this one? In a way that could be seen as either confusing or intricate. A bit like the usual Mission Impossible script took a brief trip through the "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"/"Smiley's People" car wash. Still fun, but more to pay attention to and higher stakes, so also more intense.

-Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg are rapidly becoming actors who I will watch in anything. THEY ARE AWESOME IN THIS, despite a bit of clunky direction in a few spots where the emotional transition for characters in a scene wasn't handled as deftly as it could have been and was a bit jarring, but that's just my film studies talking. They are great and there are some of their scenes I want to watch again and again (my watching notebook has many scrawlings of their character names with lots of extra vowels in them :-D).

-HEY J. IT HAS WAY MORE LUTHER. And after the opening credits the heights were less intense than prior MI films, and only in well-warned and avoidable ways.

-With the MI films after the first one, I'm not particularly worried about what happens to Ethan Hunt or what he's doing, but I care about the team. It seems to me that this film does too, and that makes me happy.

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Title: For a Good Cause
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Postings: AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, Bachelor auction
Warnings: none
Word Count: 290
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Notes: Written for watsons_woes July Writing Prompt #31: Putting on a Show. My last JWP for 2015, weeks too late, but I've now at least done something for every prompt and can start catching up on reading other people's entries and the rest of my f-list. \o/ My JWP Index.

Summary: John shot a nervous glance through the crack in the curtains, "Why me?"

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Title: Prognostication Rumination
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Posting: AO3
Rating/Content: PG13. Open ended.
Word Count: 100 words
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Notes:Written for watsons_woes July Writing Prompt #30: Words of warning.

Summary: "Bit grim, this."
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Title: Pack Behaviour
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Postings: AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, wolves, very bad strategies for dealing with wolves, DO NOT TRY THIS WITH ACTUAL WOLVES.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 645
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Notes: Written for watsons_woes July Writing Prompt #29: Picture Prompt: Snow Wolf

Summary: The one thing that made this worse than Baskerville was that this time it was real.

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