urbandruid: (Headtilt Cylon)
Most of you guys know I'm horribly behind on BSG. I've been watching DVDs with my cat, trying to catch up- no, really. Sam likes BSG. She hears the music for the studio logo start up, and she's almost always right there to curl up in my lap. I think she likes watching all the people running back and forth, and the fighter scenes seem to be a particular fave. (Is my cat stalking Starbuck's Viper? Prolly.)

Anyway, I'm only getting through an ep or two a day, sometimes more. I'd like to see more, faster, but I'd forgotten that this is a show you have to process. So I watch a bit, and I let it percolate. And sometimes I have to pause and shout at Tigh or roll my eyes at Baltar, or Gods know, comment to my cat.

GODS I love this show.

But now I'm fishing around for icons, and plotting fic, because I'm just cross-wired that way, skirting icon spoilers, which is a bit difficult when your current OTP is Adama/Roslin... and it occurs to me that this show is going to make me cry. Again.

Today's ep, "Final Cut", s2, which brings the number of Cylons I'm supposed to know about in the fleet to... 4? And that's if you count Doral and Leoben. Or, you know, five, if we count the Number Six in Baltar's head. (Does she count? Do we count head!Six?) So technically I'm still missing 4 out of the 8 Sharon told Baltar about.

Overall Cylon spoiler count- pretty damn close to 12. I know characters we haven't even met yet who are Cylons. *sigh*

I'm trying to come to terms with this the way I did with the Babylon 5 spoilers. Even going in knowing as much as I did, knowing wasn't the same as seeing, and some of it, I swear I forgot, like the Sheridan/Delenn stuff in "In The Beginning." Maybe 'cause we didn't see Sheridan for like a year, and I was always more of a Sinclair fan anyway, but... I digress.

And because I am nuts this way, I'm tempted to app a Cylon Centurion in [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse. Something along the lines of Bugs & Daffy, or Bob the Shadow Ship...

I really need to get a life. :)

...Or not.

Dec. 19th, 2007 03:02 pm
urbandruid: (Vader / Sith Happens (niicoly))
...Well, this is sucking.

I think my !@#$ing network card is too old, because it's giving me weird errors. I called the ISP once, and they told me to take off the splitter filter I had on the modem line, because it doesn't need it. Told me that should solve my problem. Naturally, it didn't.

By that time I was too tired and fed up to call them back, because I pretty much know what they're going to tell me, and I figured I'd totally lose it if I had to hear it.

So I went and watched the deleted scenes on Order of the Phoenix, and then randomly decided I'd watch "The Gathering" from Babylon 5.

...Londo's hair was really scary back then. I'd forgotten that, somehow.

Anyway. Mom's off in an hour, and I was really hoping I'd have this set up and all figured out by now.

I think I do have it figured out, and it's not good.

I can't find any specs on my wireless card, other than what the wireless network thingy under network connections says- "ORiNOCO mini PCI card." The driver's from 2001, and something tells me that's not good enough. So, yeah, the saga of my tech kind of sucking continues.

Argh!

Either the ISP guys didn't ask the right questions when we signed up, or we didn't ask the right questions. Whatever, I guess one of us needs to call them back and find out just how screwed we are. I figure I've been dealing with this all day, maybe I'll make Mom do it.

If we can't get this figured out I'm just going back to my crappy dialup in my room. Right now I have all my stuff in her room, on this kind of rickety old secretary desk thing, I can hardly see the screen from where I am, and in general the setup bites. Oh yeah and I'm on the main phone line- which, you know, wouldn't matter if I could get the effing DSL to work...

*headdesk*
urbandruid: (Dawn / I Didn't Do It (tehnoodle))
Snagged from everybody. Procrastination for the win!

Name a character and I'll give you three or more "facts" from my personal fanon about that character.

OTP meme

Aug. 7th, 2006 11:29 am
urbandruid: (Penny/Moody)
I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] irreparable, and, again, I can avoid the to-do list for a while. Whee!

I think we've modified the original meme a bit- you were only supposed to list one pairing. Hah. Right. Like that would happen.

Harry Potter: Penny/Moody. The absolute OTP. I can- very occasionally- write Moody with other people, but the Penny in my head is pretty much always Moody's girl. Snape/McGonagall. Was my OTP before I got into Moody/Penny. Neville/Susan, because it's just CUTE, damnit! A bit of Sirius/Remus, though I've never really written it- just can't get too much of a grip on the pairing to write it... Voldemort/Bellatrix. Blaise/Tom, though I'll never be able to write it. Draco/Pansy. Lucius/Pansy. Lucius/Snape. Lucius/Narcissa. Lucius/Bellatrix.

Alias: Jack/Irina all the way. Jack/Sloane, Sydney/not!Vaughn. I really, really hate Vaughn. Weiss/Nadia. Marshall/Carrie.

Babylon 5/Crusade: Bester/Carolyn, Marcus/Ivanova, Galen/Gideon, Galen/Anna. Sinclair/Catherine. Zack/Lyta. Gideon/Lochley. Max/Cynthia.

Buffy: Buffy/Spike, Giles/Joyce, Giles/Jenny, Willow/Tara, Spike/Dawn

Dragonlance: Raistlin/Crysania, every once in a while. Par-Salian/Ladonna, just 'cause. Oh, and Dalamar/Kitiara, because hot ruthless people should always shag, it's pretty :)

Gundam Wing: Treize/Lady Une, Treize/Zechs, Mariemaya/Delane (TTDSDG OC), Walker/Alice (OC), Dorothy/Catherine, Trowa/Quatre

Lord of the Rings: Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Eowyn, Aragorn/Eowyn. Uh... Saruman/Sauron? ;) Gandalf/Saruman, just because.

Firefly: Mal/Inara, Mal/River, Simon/Kaylee, Kaylee/Inara, Kaylee/River

Star Trek (all): McCoy/Dwen Llewellyn (obscure book character), Worf/Jadiza, Picard/Crusher, Janeway/Chakotay (in an OMG ew, I wrote this in high school, it sucked, and I'll never do it again, sort of way). Janeway/Owen Paris (mostly in a Mirror Universe AU kind of way- I do love that mirror universe)

Honor Harrington: Honor/Hamish, Hamish/Emily, Honor/Hamish/Emily, Rob Pierre/Oscar Saint Just.

Green Rider: Karigan/Zachary all the way. Make Alton marry that other girl. ;)

Star Wars: Obi-Wan/Padme, Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon/Shmi, Jag/Jaina, Han/Leia, Luke/Mara, Wedge/Iella, Fel/Syal, Karrde/Shada, Karrde/Mara

X-Men (movieverse, as it's all I know): Magneto/Rogue is my main OTP here these days. Yes, shut up already. Also Magneto/Mystique, Logan/Rogue, Nightcrawler/Storm, and Magneto/Dark Phoenix. Oh, and Kitty/Collosus, 'cause the old TM Kitty got it stuck in my head that that's the way it's supposed to be. Oh, and Bobby is boring. (Though at least as long as he's around, the gang doesn't need an ice machine...)

Witchblade the TV series: Sara/Nottingham. Nottingham/Irons in a half-squicky, half attractive pairing sort of way.

seaQuest DSV: Bridger/Westphalen all the way. Also Stark/Maxwell, Bridger/Stark, Kreig/Hitchcock, Krieg/Hamburger ;), and Ortiez/O'Neil (or, you know, Orteiz/anyone, just so I can look at him... mmpretty)

Crossover randomness: Giles/Scully, Stark/Ramuis (Hunt for Red October), Dark Willow/Magneto, Vampire Willow/Magneto (and I'm just inventing this stuff off the top of my head, but some of it's working scarily well...) Faith (BTVS)/Kitiara (Dragonlance) Number Six (BSG)/Isabelle (the 4400)

Misc TV shows: Tyr/Beka (Andromeda), Charlie/Zoe (West Wing), Leo/Jordan (West Wing), Tom/Diana (the 4400), Tess/the crazy doctor whose name has escaped my mind (the 4400), Alanna/Heather (the 4400), Bones/Boothe (Bones), Zach/Hodgins (Bones), House/Cameron (House), House/Wilson (House), Nine/Rose (Dr Who), Jack/Sam (SG1; unspoken angstridden waaaaay against regs, military love... I'm sorry, [livejournal.com profile] leviathanmuse) Jack/that alternate universe non-military!Carter (SG1), Dr. Frasier/General Hammond (SG1).

I'm sure I've forgotten some, but that's all I can come up with off the top of my head. And I'm supposed to tag six people, sooo.... [livejournal.com profile] pandoraculpa, [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, [livejournal.com profile] ashkitty, [livejournal.com profile] chaos_pockets, [livejournal.com profile] hobsonphile, and [livejournal.com profile] unanon. And anyone else who wants to do it...
urbandruid: (Spork! (xinsanity))
List 6 of your favorite television shows. Then answer the questions located under the cut.

1. Alias
2. Babylon 5
3. Crusade
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
5. seaQuest DSV
6. Bones

Questions )
urbandruid: (Default)
Since I don't have to go dash out to meet the bus quite yet... I forgot to post the answers to the favorite characters meme I did a while ago. Sorry about that.

Anyway: (and yes, I know I can't count...)

1. Alias - Jack Bristow, Irina Derevko
2. Harry Potter - Alastor Moody, Penny Clearwater, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall.
3. Babylon 5 - Susan Ivanova, Jeffrey Sinclair, Lyta, Talia.
6. Crusade - Galen
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Buffy & Dawn
8. Star Wars - Prequels: Padme. Original trilogy: Obi-Wan & Leia. EU: Mara Jade. NJO: Jaina Solo, Gilad Pellaeon.
9. Star Trek: TNG - Beverly Crusher, Jean-Luc Picard.
10. Stargate SG-1 - Jack, Hammond of Texas :)
11. Dragonlance - Raistlin Majere
12. seaQuest DSV - Nathan Bridger. Kristin Westphalen. Marilyn Stark.
13. Gundam Wing - Treize Khushrenada, Lady Une.
12. Star Trek: DS9 - Kira Nerys. Odo. (But gods, not together...)
14. The Dark Is Rising - Will Stanton
15. Witchblade (the TV series) - Sara Pezzini, Ian Nottingham
16. X-men movieverse - Rogue, Magneto, Logan
17. Star Trek: Voyager - Kathryn Janeway
18. Andromeda - Tyr
19. Wheel of Time - Elayne Trakand
20. Honor Harrington - Honor Harrington, Hamish Alexander, Emily Alexander... Scotty Tremaine, Horace Harkness, Thomas Thiesman... No one knows who the hell these people are, so I'll stop now. :)
urbandruid: (Default)
From [livejournal.com profile] leviathanmuse and [livejournal.com profile] g_shadowslayer, because memes are more fun than being productive:

1.Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/etc. that you've had an obsessive fannish love of at some time in your life.

2. Have your flist guess your favourite character from each item.


Apologies for some of the totally obscure fandoms; I had trouble getting to 20 with more well-known ones. Also, some of these, I have more than one favourite character. Either or both are fine as guesses, if you know. :)

1. Alias
2. Harry Potter
3. Babylon 5
6. Crusade
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
8. Star Wars
9. Star Trek: TNG
10. Stargate SG-1
11. Dragonlance
12. seaQuest DSV
13. Gundam Wing
12. Star Trek: DS9
14. The Dark Is Rising
15. Witchblade (the TV series)
16. X-men movieverse
17. Star Trek: Voyager
18. Andromeda
19. Wheel of Time
20. Honor Harrington

edit: And apparently, I can't count to 20 correctly. D'oh!
urbandruid: (gold dust: then we'll understand)
*huge sigh of relief*

I did it. I survived finals.

Poli Sci was easy to moderate. There were a few questions where I just went, "WTF? Okay... guess." Mostly it was alright, though.

And Computers! Hah! That was supposed to be hard? *yawn* Riiight.

But the highlight of my day- the best- was going downstairs to my Algebra teacher's office, checking the posted grades...

Guess who got a C in Algebra?!? I know, I know, a C, but come on, math is hard for me. And I survived it with a passing grade.

And now I'd like to sleep for a year.

No, really though, I'm wasting time now in all kinds of fun ways. [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse is amusing the hell out of me right now. We have God, Satan, obscure fandoms (the guy from Hellraiser? I think it's Hellraiser. Anyway) and...well, there's me, too. [livejournal.com profile] shadow_anna (Anna Sheridan, B5) and [livejournal.com profile] irina_derevko. (From Alias. Yeah.) I know- my Jack is much better than my Irina, which is why I'm doing Irina. If I can figure out how she'd react to God and friends, I can probably write all of the strange ideas floating around my head right now.

So, anyway, you guys should join. The roleplaying is a riot, and the writing is excellent. It's going to be a good little (well, not so little, really) ficlet community. Right now we're all introducing ourselves and going a bit nuts. It's fun, though, and lots of fandoms need some filling in.

Alias, for example, has exactly two characters I know of. My Irina, and Will Tippin. Sydney? Jack? Sloane?

Now there's an idea... hey, [livejournal.com profile] dagnylilytable, you could be Crazy Uncle Arvin. Could be good times. :)
urbandruid: (jaina trickster)
I'm exhausted and cold, and I have way too much to do.

The Algebra final is tomorrow, and I'm starting to think that I might make it yet. That maybe I can pass the thing. I finally figured out what grade I need to get on the final to at least keep my C (which is a high C, not a midrange one, after all), and I've been sitting with my nose in the textbook most of the weekend now.

I haven't watched the news or picked up a paper in days, so the first I heard of Saddam's capture was when I skimmed my friends list this morning. I still think the Iraq thing ("oh, it's not a war anymore"...riiight) and the so-called 'War on Terror' are horrible ideas, but, go team, go.

Why, though, couldn't they simply have shot him? Much better for everyone in the long run.

So Friday I made the mistake of telling Grandma I'd scan a picture for her to send the Ohio paper for great-grandpa's obituary (he moved here from there), and of course that first picture didn't work out. I don't quite understand why it didn't work out, but I was trying to take a quick nap when she came over with the second picture. Mom told her I was asleep, but she has to come in shouting and talking so damned loudly that she woke me up.

I think finals were different when Grandma was in college.

Sometimes I hate my family. I mean, first it was the one picture, and she called us five minutes after we got home Friday night- could I scan it now, because she really needs it? All I wanted to do was go to bed, but I scanned the damned picture, and resized it and everything, and sent it off. And then it doesn't work.

Argh!

Oh well. Other news, a bit more fun. [livejournal.com profile] starkiller sent me an email about [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse, which looks very cool. I'm going to be playing Anna Sheridan, my favorite semi-obscure Babylon 5 character. Gives me something to look forward to in case I do manage to survive finals. :)
urbandruid: (bester mask)
...to update the massive unfinished fic meme from hell.

More for me than for anyone else, but

if you're interested... )

I finished one fic that was on the old list (Visiting Hours, Harry Potter) but I've added...several more. *sigh* At least I won't be bored for a bit, right? Plus the whole NaNoWriMo. 'Cause I'm really nuts.
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I hate these moods.

I'm so restless, I just want to do something, and there's nothing to do. There's not even room to pace in my crappy apartment.

I can't sit still, and I don't really know what to do with myself, because this is really rare for me.

I hate all of my icons because none of them fit this mood, and none of my music is loud enough, and the silence is more than I can take.

Mom and I are going to a Fresno State football game tomorrow; that should help, right? All the yelling and stuff. I'm excited- haven't been to a game in ages, even when we lived here before, we had no money for stuff like that. But Mom's company bought a block of tickets cheap, sold them for $8, so...football.

I know, I don't seem like much of a sports fan at all, and I'm not, really. But I like college football, and I love Fresno State football. Something about being born here, growing up here- and we've got this great local fanbase, which makes going to the games a lot of fun.

We are the bulldogs, by the way. This is very important.

Perhaps I need a Bulldogs icon? Hmm... ;)

The only major issue I have with going to the games is that the FSU colors are red and white. The red is a violent sort of shade that does not look good on green-eyed brunettes (aka me). And there's just no getting around the fact that Bulldog Red is not my color. But you can't go to a game in a town where they call the fans "the red wave" and wear, well, anything else.

So anyway, football tomorrow. My grandparents live about a half-mile or so from the stadium, as the crow flies, so we're parking there and walking over to campus. Trust me, it's faster- and cheaper. Parking is a bitch.

If any of you happen to live around here and go to the games, drop me an email and I'll tell you where you can park, for free, pretty close to campus, and as long as you don't block the driveways on the street, no one cares. They used to have those "resident parking only" signs, but they made the city come and take them down. Too much trouble.

Oh, who the hell am I kidding? I don't know anyone who lives in this town that a.) I'm not related to, or b.) I can even stand to talk to.

I hate city college. I'm too old, or too young, or too white, or too thin, or too smart- I'm always too something. Too this or that or the other thing, and so I don't fit.

I'm dressing up for Halloween; a Psi Cop from Babylon 5. I'll have the badge by then, or should. I want to see if one person I run across during the course of the day knows what it means.

If I find that person, I will probably stalk them out of sheer joy.
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Computer problems solved after several hours of downloading what's probably the most popular file on the internet just now- yep, it's the new worm making the rounds. I need to pay more attention to these things, though it was on the national and local news tonight. Yeah. Thanks so much, guys. A bit too late.

But it's fixed now, and I'm going to break down and renew my Norton subscription like a good girl so that in theory this doesn't happen again.

Unfinished fics meme, swiped from [livejournal.com profile] jenavira

This is going to be a long list... )
urbandruid: (OoP 3)
I have a killer headache that's only slowly going away with periodic applications of Tylenol. Sinuses- it's only one side of my head. Which feels like it's had an axe driven through it, but it could be worse I suppose. Could be my entire head.

And it's not like things are, you know, quiet around here. Idiot construction workers...can't believe there's not a city ordinance about noise, they're just supposed to 'politely' wait till 8:00 or something to start... And every time I look out there, there are no trucks, no signs, and nobody's wearing a t-shirt stating who they work for so or anything that I can call and complain.

Convenient, huh?

Finished Shadow Dancer - the Anna Sheridan fansite & fanlisting yesterday. One of my weirder obsessions, which I'm going to stop pimping now, but anyway... thought some of you might like to see.

Am very proud of myself for getting it up- the first official Urbandruid page. Yay!

By the way, I'd like to apologize to those of you who don't use laptops, and to whom the Urbandruid placeholder page looks really horrible. I thought about fixing it, but I'm basically lazy, and it'll be gone soon...

...oh, Gods. My self-imposed deadline for Urbandruid is in two days.

Unreal. I still have so much to do. And as always, I wanted to do one massive upload, viola, here it is. Never works. Never, ever, ever works.

So I suppose from here on out things will simply slip online.

I'm debating suddenly how to phase out sentri.net. Should I just delete everything, or leave a reference page up, or...? Who the hell am I kidding? The only people who visited sentri will know the new URL because I'll have given it to them. And I think the only site of mine ever linked to was the Gundam Wing one, which I so far haven't redone.

I tried, and it just didn't... I don't know. I planned too much for that site, never did it, and then there it was, a whole lot of not much. So I saved the fic, incorporated it into the overall fic site I've really needed to do for a long time...And I feel kind of bad about it, because I know some people in GW fandom will expect it to come back with the new domain, but I just can't. And there's no point to a whole site, the way I try to do them, when all there would be is fic. Fic I don't know when I'm updating, by the way- in a way I feel quite sorry for the 'Ghost Knight' fans, because it's not like I'm on a schedule for turning out chapters or anything.

I am, however, considering taking the design I made for the GW site before deciding to give up on it, tweaking it a bit, and resurrecting it as the Treize/Lady Une fansite/resource/ect of doom. It's a major project and I'm hesitant to undertake it, but it's not like I don't read every fic with that pairing I can get my hands on anyway...Yeah.

But I think I'm going to hold off on that for a bit, wait and see how I do with this fanlisting thing. I'm probably okay as far as the Anna FL and the seaQuest Captain Stark ones, as I can't imagine they'll be too terribly popular. But I somehow managed to get approval for the official Crusade FL.

Yep, that Crusade. It's not quite done, but when it is... It just struck me as rather sad that it hadn't already been done. And I had that nice design (the redesign of the old empty Crusade page) that I needed to do something with...

Right. Urbandruid. At least I know what I'm doing today.

New AIM is AurorDark, which I'll be on later if anyone wants to talk. Because, you know, I can't just work, I have to have distractions too.

Yay! Headache is going away. 'Course, now that I said that it'll be back...
urbandruid: (Default)
A voice inside me says, you don't want to do this as I'm coming back down the hall from my room with the book- the 627-page Dragonlance book. And I know the voice has got it right, but I ignore it, the way I ignore just about everything else that I don't like. I only have so much time left, and I'm not going to get to sleep anyway, is what I tell the voice. It's true. I can't sleep at night anymore; I wake at 10:00 AM, neighbors making their usual bloody noise, and only then do I want to get to sleep. I go to bed at midnight, or I try to, and I toss and turn for a few hours. So what the hell. I'll spend them doing something, instead.

Not like it matters. Mom's going to give me her looks no matter what I do. As if I wasn't getting them from everybody else too.

I know my family doesn't hate me as much as I think they do, and that Mom's problem really isn't me, that she's having as rough of a time of it as I am with the relations and everything else, but I can feel one of our little blowout fights coming along, you know? Just because I'm the only one here for her to gripe at doesn't mean I want to take it all the time. And I'm not really mad at her, either, but-

It's a lack of available targets, really. I'm here. She's here. She's annoyed at the world again (and I say this like I'm not) and me, I just don't want to go back to school on Monday. No, don't ask me what I'd do if I wasn't there. Probably won't be so bad anyway; at least it will get me out of here.

She's annoyed at the world again...and me, I just sit here reading when I should be sleeping, hanging on to the last threads of vacation even though I'm halfway to miserable, because I don't want to give up on it yet. Maybe because it's easier to be alone and lonely at home, when I'm surrounded by my things and my crazy projects, than it is to be alone in the crowds at school, doing my work, taking my notes, doing everything they tell me, and nobody noticing, nobody knowing I'm there or I'm not except my teachers. And even they only note it down in their roll sheets, present, quiet girl in the front row, head bent over her textbooks and binder.

I scroll through the list of current moods, wondering if there's one that fits.

I think I like apathetic. Yeah, I guess that works.

I did stuff today, got the damned Babylon 5 page up and running. You realize I'm never going to do the image gallery, or at least that's the way I feel right now. I should note the B5 page (and the Alias one) on the updates page for sentri.net, the one I don't think anyone has even visited since the last time I checked through all my links. I should, but I have this lack of witty banter that seems so necessary to sentri...

Not for the first time, I think I should let the domain go, buy myself another. Toss this into the void and let it go. But I don't think that it would change anything. And all five of the people who visit my sites would have to find them all over again.

Nope, that's just too much trouble for all of us.

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