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( Jun. 10th, 2009 09:47 pm)
Even the COMMERCIALS for Glee make me happy.

Also making me happy tonight is SYTYCD. I didn't think I'd bother voting tonight but now my dilemma is who to vote for. This has got to be the strongest top 20 yet.
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( Mar. 20th, 2009 02:32 pm)
A list of (mostly) good things:

  • [livejournal.com profile] kiffle, [livejournal.com profile] carta, and [livejournal.com profile] anamchara tonight!! Mexican Food! Margaritas! And tomorrow we're having brunch at my very favorite place with two of my very favorite friends in A2. \o/

  • I hear that my adorable little Chelsie [see icon] from SYTYCD is on this season of Dancing with the Stars. It's not quite enough to get me to watch but I'm going to have to search youtube for her videos. *loves on Chelsie*

  • I have my car back. The repair shop dropped it off at my office yesterday along with a gift card to Outback for my trouble. They get an A+ on customer retention.

  • Michigan won their game last night! I think I was the good luck charm. (Quite frankly, I have little invested in Michigan's sports program but this is a happier town when they win and that's a very good thing.)

  • OMG TONIGHT IS THE FOREVER FINALE OF BSG. I have not been this worked up about a series finale since ST:TNG ended in 1994 and I sequestered myself in my room to watch through tears. Thank goodness I have the excitement of weekend guests to distract me from the utter WOE that comes with the end of my favorite show.

  • io9 pulled together a list of 10 Greatest Science Fiction TV Show Endings Ever. Oh, Babylon 5. To date, the B5 finale tops my list. SO GOOD. I also followed the link and re-watched the Quantum Leap finale whi, sadly, didn't seem to hold up. I think you need the context of continued viewing which I don't have all these years later.

  • I met someone on-line via curvepersonals.com and I think we're about ready to meet in person. She lives in Ann Arbor and is cute and I am so ready to be dating again.

  • I haven't watched last night's SPN yet but, judging from cut tags, I apparently need to get on that. Resisting spoilers is NOT EASY.

  • And on Sunday I'm off to Miami and Naples for a three night business trip. It's all work but with great people I only see once a year and it's been a very, very long time since I've been to Naples. It will be fun to visit my old office for a meeting on Wednesday.
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    ( Oct. 26th, 2008 03:37 pm)
    I had plans earlier in the day and I'm doing dinner with friends tonight so I'm posting quickly and then trying to get in a run. The morning looked dismal but, all of a sudden, it's 60 degrees and sunny!

    I caught up on SGA, SPN, and CSI yesterday. SGA didn't thrill me. SPN did thrill me just as much as I expected from all of the flailing about on my friends list. Jensen Ackles for the win.

    When I watch CSI these days I'm very focused on how they're going to write out Gil. I still have a terrible suspicion that he's going to leave Vegas to be with Sara and I'm (naively) waiting for Lady Heather to swoop in and save the day.

    The SYTYCD show was awesome. I could do without all of the dumb (and not funny) banter between dances but the dancing was spectacular. It was so much fun to see Chelsie, Courtney, Katie, Mark, Twitch & Joshua up close and in their element. I left liking Gev, Comfort and Kherington much more than during the show and I can still live without Jessica. Especially when she speaks.

    My favorite numbers of the night were the Argentine Tango (Chelsie/Joshua), Katie & Joshua's contemporary, and Bleeding Love (Chelsie/Mark). Actually, I also loved Chelsie's jive with Gev, Courtney's latin number with Gev, the Garden Dance with Jessica & Will, and No Air. It would probably be easier to say what I didn't love: both Viennese Waltzes (because Danny & Anya still own that dance) and the jail break hip hop. I loved the rest of it!

    Jenniferh2525 has 900+ So You Think You Can Dance tour photos. They're fantastic. Here's one of my favorites. It's from Chelsie's solo.



    Run time!

    ETA: Two college kids just came canvassing for Obama. It was so much fun to tell them I'm voting for Obama on the 4th.

    Okay, I totally wasn't done with this post.

    Here's a list of what I know I need to get in the mail this week. Am I missing anything for anyone?
    Twilight calendar to [livejournal.com profile] timberho
    Twilight calendar to [livejournal.com profile] lilysaid
    The Friday Night Knitting Club and Knit Two to [livejournal.com profile] carta
    Anne Geddes calendars to friend in FL
    I also have an extra copy of Stargate: Continuum free to the first person who requests it. Just comment here and then send me your address at saturn92103[at]hotmail.com. ETA: Continuum is claimed.

    In Viggo movie reviews/news:

    Hollywood Reporter review of “Good”

    An entertainment writer form The Kanas City Star shares my pov on the delay of “The Road.”
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  • I'm very much in the mood to read a long, meaty McKay/Dex story and I can't find one to dig into. Clearly I'm doing something wrong because people must be writing the pairing more than I'm noticing. Does anyone have recs?

  • The Guardian reviews Hamlet. ([livejournal.com profile] kiffle - it looks like that's the costume after all!)

      "The big news from Stratford is that Gregory Doran's production is one of the most richly textured, best-acted versions of the play we have seen in years. And Tennant, as anyone familiar with his earlier work with the RSC would expect, has no difficulty in making the transition from the BBC's Time Lord to a man who could be bounded in a nutshell and count himself a king of infinite space. He is a fine Hamlet whose virtues, and occasional vices, are inseparable from the production itself."


  • Sides from Dollhouse leaked and io9 takes us through the pilot. I love Joss Whedon but I'm a bit cautious about this show. I'm reserving judgment until I see the pilot (and how the male "agents" operate).

  • It's storming like crazy and I love it. Even aside from the fact that my lawn is a dying mess and needs the rain, I love a good summer storm. A downpour plus thunder plus warm weather = joy.

  • SYTYCD finale tonight and my tour tickets arrived in the mail today! 4th row!! I didn't expect it but my votes went to Katee last night. Without Chelsie to focus on, I decided I've enjoyed Katee the most of the final four. The girl can do anything. I probably won't watch the finale until the weekend, though, because I'm going to want to ff through all of the usual bs that accompanies reality show finales.

  • Oh, right! Hi. I'm not in Chicago at Terminus. I had more issues with my basement so here I am still in Ann Arbor. [livejournal.com profile] aleciamasters was kind enough to step in as my proxy for my presentation and I'm reevaluating my weekend plans which, sadly, won't involve [livejournal.com profile] carta or an introduction to Farscape. (They will, however, include an Olympics opening night party!)

  • I finished The Black Hole War last night and, on the recommendation of a friend, started Candace Bushnell's new book, One Fifth Avenue. I got about 5 pages in and literally threw the book across my room. WOW. BAD. I'm not a fiction snob. In fact, I'm the opposite of a fiction snob. I hate reading fiction that makes me search for metaphor and symbolism. I just want a good story. But I also have standards and One Fifth Avenue is about 8 bars below those standards. WOW. I have The Quantum Ten in front of me but I'm itching for fiction so I think I'm going to dive into The Fall of Hyperion. I read Hyperion for the first time in February and I've been meaning to get to the sequel for months.
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    I had a pre-sale code for the Detroit SYTYCD show and ended up with 4th row seats. \o/ I'm going with a friend from work and his partner and we're going to bask in the full glory that is this year's top 10. (Though Danny is my forever #1.)

    Last night I cooked dinner for two friends and we made our way through three bottles of red and a bottle of desert wine laughing and laughing and laughing. (Sadly, I just ate leftovers for breakfast and my stomach is about to rebel on me. In the moment, it seemed like the perfect hangover food.)

    Around 11:15, we got a ride over to the closest Borders store to witness the midnight release of Breaking Dawn. By 10 to midnight, there were about 350 teenage girls twitching with nervous energy and excitement. I'm not a fan of the series but it was a lot of fun to see all of these girls busting at the seams to get their hands on a book. (For the record, I say screw Team Jacob and Team Edward and join Team Carlisle. Mmmmmm.)

    Lovecat pointed me to this fantastic video of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp performing "What You Own" on GMA yesterday morning. It's one of my favorite songs from RENT and they're still so good at it. *loves*

    I went to bed too late and got up too early so I'm going to try to make this morning productive before I nap. Aside from finishing up my prep for Terminus, I have two episodes of SGA and one of Mad Men to catch up on.

    ETA: I forgot about my moonshot update for July. Moonshot is updated with 37 recs for July:

    10 Dr. Who
    9 SGA
    5 SG-1
    5 SPN
    2 Iron Man
    2 Torchwood
    1 BSG
    1 Bones
    1 Bones/House
    1 Dr. Who/Torchwood
    A local radio station loves to play "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" every few days on my commute to work. I don't know why they're so attached to the song but I do know that for the rest of my life I'll hear John Barrowman's voice drowning out Sting's. It's Pavlovian at this point. This line here: It's a big enough umbrella, but it's always me that ends up getting wet... is just about the worst of it. Then I start picturing the dance moves at 2:44. John Barrowman seems like a lovely man but OH, MY GOD he's butchered Sting.

    This isn't the first time I've linked the video and I'm sure it won't be the last. I refuse to suffer alone and, god help me, I keep watching it over and over and over again.



    Final eliminations on SYTYCD tonight! My votes went to Joshua and Chelsie last night. *crosses fingers*

    I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned Beedle the Bard! Have all of my HP LJ friends fled to IJ?
    Today was a rough day at work compounded by the fact that I woke up at 4am and couldn't fall asleep again until just before my alarm went off. There's some great stuff happening but I'm also working through a transition which is challenging on the best of days. I had a yummy dinner out at a middle eastern place, though, and then stopped at the Ann Arbor Chocolate House for a peanut butter cup and I keep reminding myself that tomorrow is a new day. The final 6 on SYTYCD doesn't hurt, either.

    There are some great photos from the BSG comic con panel over at exposay.com.



    Here are a whole bunch of larger, prettier photos )

    I would have no objection to finding myself in a Jamie Bamber/Katie Sackhoff/Michael Trucco triple decker sandwich.

    Oh, yeah, a high point of my day was visiting the local Robot Repair Shop. Kookiest thing EVER. I mean really.
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    ( Jul. 24th, 2008 10:15 pm)
    'So You Think You Can Dance' Results )

    Lest this be all about that, have an SG-1 fic rec: Timing by dragojustine (Jack/Daniel/G). This is a gorgeous story about Jack and Daniel navigating their new relationship. It's as much about the team as it is about them and, if this idea has been done before, it certainly hasn't been done like this. I'm going to come back to this story often.

    And I didn't get a copy of The Quantum Ten today but I did get a copy of The Black Hole War by Leonard Susskind. About the book: "The Black Hole War" is the thrilling story of Susskind's effort to reconcile Stephen Hawking's revolutionary theories of black holes with his own sense of reality--an effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong.

    No reading until I finish up for Terminus and then I dig in. My pile of books is getting more intimidating by the day.

    ETA: Does anyone have Rose/Nine recs?
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    ( Jul. 24th, 2008 04:52 pm)
    It's only 48 days until [livejournal.com profile] kiffle and I head to the UK for our Stratford Upon Avon/RSC/Patrick Stewart/David Tennant/Cardiff extravaganza and, apparently, the press is getting as excited as we are.

    Rehearsal photos!



    There are more at [livejournal.com profile] stewart_daily here and the original BBC article is here.

    Then there's this: Doctor Who signing ban at Hamlet - Doctor Who and Star Trek fans have been banned from having sci-fi merchandise signed by David Tennant and Patrick Stewart while they star in Hamlet.

    So Kiffle and I shouldn't dress up as a Dalek and a Borg for the show?

    I was COMPLETELY ENTHRALLED by last night's SYTYCD. Barring that Fox Trot, it was one hell of a night. I voted for Will and Chelsie but I'd actually be happy if any of my top 6 win (which means Mark and Comfort have to go tonight).

    I've loved Will for a while but last night sealed the deal. Even beyond his killer James Brown solo, any man who's inspired to dance by Patrick Swayze in the final scene of Dirty Dancing is a keeper.

    Tonight I'm doing laundry and going for a run and packing for tomorrow night's trip to NY! I get into JFK at 11pm on Friday and I leave NY at noon on Sunday but, all day Saturday, my sister, nephew and I are going to bask in each other!
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    ( Jul. 23rd, 2008 08:53 pm)
    The sound on my upstairs tv is fucked up (on Fox only) so I have sytycd on mute in the background and I'll have to catch up via my DVR later. It's driving me crazy though! What are the judges saying? (All I have to say is "Go Chelsie!")

    I'm on a book buying binge so, in addition to my B5 novels, I also picked up Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. I hear it's the best of the Batman graphic novels and I'm still thinking about The Dark Knight (movie) so I may as well dig in. (Though I can't read anything until I finish my prep for Terminus because OMG SOON.)

    I also picked up What To Expect The First Year for my sister. As I was leaving the store, I saw The Quantum Ten by Sheilla Jones. I'm going to see if I can pick up a copy at work rather than buying it. It seems right up my alley but I'm a little wary because Jones has taken to describing the physicists as "Max Born, the anxious hypochondriac" and "Erwin Schrodinger, the enthusiastic womanizer" and "Niels Bohr, the obsessive but gentlemanly father figure." It just kind of pings wrong for a physics history book.

    I'm right in the middle of watching Dr. Who's, "Dalek" and I'm loving season one more and more. I didn't expect to enjoy Nine as much as I am. And, look! Diana Goddard is also Osiris! I want a job where I get to run around on the Dr. Who and Stargate sets!

    Oh, here, have an SG-1 rec: You just might find by siegeofangels. (Sam/Jack, R) It plays out a million times that night in Jack's mind--the leap through the gate after the Goa'uld; the shot that finally kills it. The stray bullet that, one in a million, hits the Achilles heel of Ancient technology and shatters the DHD. Sam and Jack are stranded and there's nothing easy about it. This story feels 100% truthful to Sam, to Jack, and to SG-1.
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    ( Jul. 14th, 2008 08:37 pm)
  • My neighbor is learning to ride a two wheeler and it's the cutest thing ever. Her mom is running behind and her dad is at the end point and I keep thinking how this is a forever memory.

  • Injury Forces 'So You Think You Can Dance' Withdrawal. Goodbye Jessica, welcome back Comfort. I think Comfort had her day and is completely out matched by Chelsie, Courtney, Kherington, and Katee but, really, so was Jessica. What an upset it will be if Comfort comes back by default and makes it into the top 8! (This is going to sound awful but I hope she's paired with Gev. He's my least favorite guy and I don't want to risk any of the other guys losing momentum by dancing with the weakest girl.)

  • Dr. Who fic rec: Losses and Discoveries by [livejournal.com profile] selenay936 - Jenny/Sally Sparrow, PG

      Summary: Sally Sparrow couldn't resist investigating one more possible alien sighting, but this time she found something quite unexpected.

      This is a wonderful surprise of a story! Sally Sparrow and Jenny (Who)! The meet up is completely plausible and I'm absolutely taken with the idea of a budding romance between these two courageous, inquisitive, delightful women. Written for [livejournal.com profile] femslash08.


  • I borrowed Dr. Who season 1 from a colleague today. I haven't watched season 1 since the first few episodes aired and I don't expect to love Eccelston the way I adore David Tennant but I'd like to actually see Rose start her travels with the Doctor so, once s5 of B5 is complete, it's back to Who! [ETA: Hahaha. Hello, run on sentence! I must be channeling Ten.]

    ETA: [livejournal.com profile] carta! Are you reading the femslash08 stories!?! There's Susan Ivanova/Talia Winters here! I haven't read it yet but you bet your bucket I will.
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    ( Jul. 13th, 2008 07:51 pm)
    Awesome, TOUGH hike today. It was five miles, all hills and I'm going to feel it tomorrow but it was just the day I was hoping for.

    ANYWAY. Here's a SYTYCD poll. I don't know how many people on my friends list watch the show so feel free to link others here. My mother and I have full out arguments over our favorites and the results so I'm interested to see what other people think.

    [Poll #1222779]
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    ( Jul. 11th, 2008 06:17 pm)
    I had a Very Bad Week. Straight through from Monday to Friday it was almost entirely made of fail and it was capped off by the asshole who almost drove into my car on the way home from work tonight and then called me a bitch when I honked at him.

    The power outage turned basement flood caused me to miss two weeks of SYTYCD. I caught a number of episodes on youtube but it's not the same. Though, I'm pretty happy with the final 10. I'm excited to see the couples mix up but I'm going to miss the wonder of Katee/Joshua. As of now, and keeping in mind that I watched selective numbers, my favorite girls are Katee and Courtney and my favorite guy is Joshua.

    My all time favorite SYTYCD routine remains Danny & Anya's Viennese waltz.

    I watched Hellboy last night in preparation for tomorrow night's outing to see Hellboy 2. Then it's dinner with some other friends and hiking on Sunday. ANYTHING TO DECOMPRESS.

    But first comes visit #3 from the carpet cleaners.

    So, the week sucked but not for everyone! Congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] lolapalooza on the new job!! It's crazy but I remember when you started college and now you have a dream job in an awesome city and I'm absolutely delighted for you.

    Unrelated to all of the above, I'm watching s5 of Babylon 5 and it's fine but it sort of feels like it was tacked on at the end of a complete series (which I believe it was). Besides the scotch tape & staples plots, Captain Tracey "porn lips" Scoggin doesn't do it for me and Bruce Boxleitner's Just for Men hair die is nearly blinding.
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    ( Jun. 29th, 2008 07:50 pm)
    If I had known what was waiting for me, I would have watched the season five premiere of SGA days ago! )

    I finally caught up on last week's So You Think You Can Dance. My favorite pairs are Twitchington and Katee/Joshua. I also adore Courtney G. and Chelsea H. This is shaping up to be a great season. [livejournal.com profile] powrhug - I need to call you to talk about the show!
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    I did a brain dump of my initial episode reaction here and then proceeded to dream about BSG all night. Maybe the hiatus is good for me. ;)

    Before I move on to non BSG stuff, here are some great links:

  • Alan Sepinwall has a fantastic review of “Revelations” here.
  • Complex magazine interview with Grace Park. Here's the hot little photo Shoot gallery.
  • Video clips from the Arclight panel with Katee, Mary, Tricia, and Ron. The clips aren't consistent through the panel but there's great video and audio quality.
  • TV Squad review of 'Revelations' Some comments on the review )
  • Teaser for season 4.5

    The reality show I watch is So You Think You Can Dance and it's back and I love, love, love so many of this season's dancers. If I'm picking favorites, based on week one, my top dancers are Comfort, Courtney G, Joshua, Katee, Kherington, Twitch (Twitchington!!), and Will and my favorite week one dance was the Hip Hop w/ Katee & Joshua followed by the Broadway w/ Twitchington. I'm going to have to start watching live so I can vote. I'm so excited it's SYTYCD season!

    I'm always fascinated by the cultural response to loss. That's not necessarily a criticism - more an observation as I see the continuing coverage of Tim Russert's death. I wish I could crystalize my thoughts on the whole subject more easily than I'm able to.

    I picked up a bunch of books at work yesterday! My stack is growing and I'm trying to decide what to read first.
  • Matter by Iain M. Banks. It's a pretty dense sci-fi book that comes highly recommended by a colleague.
  • Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik. As I write this, I think I may still have Black Powder War in my "to read" pile.
  • The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry. Another book club book! I hope I like it as much as the others.
  • 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know by Joanne Baker and 50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know by Tony Crilly. These are more reference in nature and tremendous fun with their digestible tidbits on topics like Ohm's Law and fractals.

    I'm off for a run and then some friends and I are seeing "The Hulk." The original plan was to see "The Happening" but we've been swayed by relative reviews. After that, it's my neighbor's high school graduation party. I sense a flyby on that one.

    ETA: AASDHFSKFSSST!! That is a very spoilery photo related to a theory about the end of last night's BSG. I'm not 100% sold but I'm definitely intrigued. Mostly, I love fans.
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    ( Nov. 4th, 2007 05:41 pm)
    There's so much to talk about!

    • Big first! The So You Think You Can Dance tour was incredible. They're so all amazing but Danny is still the most beautiful, effortless dancer I've ever seen. They performed all of my favorite routines including the Viennese Waltz which actually moved me to tears. It was a perfect 2 1/2 hours.

      If you haven't seen Danny dance and want to see what I'm talking about, here are some clips from the show and the tour )

    • I saw American Gangster yesterday afternoon and loved it. One comment about the movie that's doesn't spoil anything but I'm cutting for those who don't want to know anything about clothing or accessories in the film )

    • A one sentence review of SGA 'Tabula Rasa' )

    • I'm not sure what it is about seasons but I tend to slack off over the summer and hit the gym hard as soon as the temperature drops. October after October the pattern is the same. At this point, I should probably just accept it. Anyway, one of the areas I always focus on - even if it's at home - is core strength and I'm inclined to share two of my faithful favorites.

      The best exercise I know of to develop core strength is a simple plank. Instructions here. I do three sets as part of rotation of a number of other exercises starting with 45 seconds, then moving to 60 seconds, and finally to exhaustion. For increased difficulty, balance your feet on a Bosu balance trainer.

      I'm also a fan of simple push ups. I know they're for your arms and chest but they develop your abs well, too. A few sets of push ups, rotating with planks and crunches, go a long way on the days I'm too damn lazy to get to the gym. Video demo. I never thought I could do push ups but I started on my knees and worked my way up and now I love them.

    • Instant HP rec: faint indirections by girl_tarte (neville/percy, snape/potter - sort of, PG-13) Oh, oh, this story. Written for the snape_after_dh prompt, Professor Longbottom converses with Severus Snape’s portrait, it’s absolutely stunning.

      The passage below is among the most gorgeous I’ve read in any HP fic and it’s just one of many times girl_tarte will take your breath away:

      A couple of lengths of the Potters’ living room, Harry shushing and jiggling, and the baby quiets down. It’s still a surprise to see Harry gentle like this: Harry, whose life has always been made up of violences – violent convictions, attachments, hatreds. Neville’s own brief and uncomfortable flirtation with violence had ended the same day as Bellatrix Lestrange and Voldemort’s snake, but he could never imagine himself owning the confident tenderness that Harry embodies with a baby held against his chest. He looks at his own hands, imagines them lacing carefully into cool strong leaves, and feels heartened.

    • I'm not anything near a football fan and even I have the Patriots/Colts game on. Addai's touchdown was insane.
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    ( Jul. 28th, 2007 11:29 am)
    To Entangle So To Know by [livejournal.com profile] idyll - SGA: Ronon/John, PG, ~2900 words

    Summary: When Ronon was ten his mother sat him down and sectioned his hair. I love Ronon and, most than that, I love stories that tie to Satedan tradition and explore how that tradition lives at the absolute core of who Ronon is. This story is stunning.

    I finally caught up on the last two weeks of So You Think You Can Dance. I think the final 8 is the right final eight. Danny remains my favorite guy but I'd be hard pressed to choose between the girls. Gun to my head, I'd probably go with Lacey for her consistent technique and infectious style/personality.

    Did anyone read the New York Times article about Danny? The journalist calls Danny "a prince among the rest" and goes on comment on Nigel Lythgoe's questionable approach to dance. The article is from July 11th, just after Danny received some of his harshest criticism and I'm curious whether such a bold statement of Danny's talent has had any affect on the judges' approach to their subsequent critiques.

    Complete article behind the cut )

    I'm off shortly to meet some friends for a 12:40pm show of Sunshine. I hadn't even heard of the movie until yesterday but the cheesy space plot (A team of astronauts are sent to re-ignite the dying sun 50 years into the future) and Cillian Murphy are right up my alley.
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    ( Jul. 1st, 2007 07:16 pm)

    • Here's a roundup of Moonshot's June recs:
      31 June recs:
      18 SPN
      6 HP
      3 SGA
      2 SG-1
      2 BSG

      I wish I had an easier time culling through all of the BSG fic. BSG is the first fandom where I prefer gen or PG het to slash but the show offers so much by itself that I'm incredibly picky about what I like. (And what I like are character studies. Sex of any kind - and I can't believe I'm saying this - is complete optional.)

    • I meant to start Slaughterhouse Five today but I was asleep five minutes after I climbed into the hammock and didn't wake up for almost three hours. Then I fell into another [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang fic, The Far Side of the Sea by [livejournal.com profile] ellipsisblack. (Fabulous story. Amazing premise. It reads like folklore of its own.)

    • Sally is asleep on the couch looking entirely adorable and as precious as the day she became mine I became hers.

    • The current double issue of EW is full of all kinds of fannish goodies in their list of 100 Stars they love:

      • #04 (movies): Alan Rickman. OotP in 10 days!
      • #07 (movies): Laura Linney. Forever my favorite.
      • #25 (movies): The Golden Compass. Okay. I admit I'm just starting the book series but I still can't wait for this movie. Also on my personal list is The Dark is Rising. Christopher Eccelson as
      • #27 (movies): Zoe Kravitz. Never knew about her before this issue of EW but she scored the best of the gene pool from both Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz. Holy crap.
      • #39 (tv): Michael Hogan and Katee Sackhoff. Katee for obvious reasons but I love seeing Hogan get his due. Tigh rocks.
      • #41 (tv): Marg Helgenberger. It's more about CSI than Helgenberger because, to be honest, Catherine drives me crazy.
      • #44 (tv): George Takei & Masi Oka. The best father/son pairing EVER.
      • #45 (tv): Robert Sean Leonard. Because who's House without Wilson?
      • #68 (music): Justin. Period.
      • #77 (books): Khaled Hosseini. Please tell me someone else has read A Thousand Splendid Suns.
      • #84 (books): J.K. Rowing. 20 days OMG.


    • I found this House/Wilson sketch by [livejournal.com profile] elicia8 while I was putting together today's [livejournal.com profile] house_notice newsletter. It's, I'd say, PG-13 and gorgeous. Licia has another one here that's closer to the G side of the spectrum and equally fabulous.

    • Happiest birthday wishes to [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva!!

    • I finally caught up on last week's, So You Think You Can Dance )
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    • Pimp: Ghostwriting by [livejournal.com profile] halowrites and [livejournal.com profile] lilysaid. SGA rps. Joe/David, adult. I swear, only Lily and Halo could write a story where David writes Joe rps and it's funny and hot and totally in character.

    • And here are two BSG fics that I actually rec'd to a colleague who's all about BSG and is (now going to be) totally into fan fic: Two At The End of the World and Truths Half Told both by [livejournal.com profile] gabolange. The first is more a study of the dynamic between Lee and Adama than anything else and the second is a missing scene between Adama & Roslin following Rapture. Both are fantastic (though I'm always partial to Adama/Roslin fic).

    • Jensen eyelash picspam. And I'm dead.

    • Is anyone else watching this season of "So You Think You Can Dance?" My favorites, so far, are the girl did the modern routine in last night's group dance (the judges commented that the routine was most in her style) and the guy that Mya died over. In my book, they're this year's Allison and Travis. I don't like that dumb girl who came out of the suitcase.

    • So, back in February, my mother and step-father went on a cruise and met a family who has family in Ann Arbor. Tonight, I had dinner with that family. It's the oddest of connections but the couple was wonderful and their (3) boys were cute and well behaved. The wife (Jennifer) invited me to join her book club which she was careful to clarify is more of a front for a book club but really a martini club. Yay!

    • And, on that note, Shelfari wins. I like the interface better and I'm hopeful that membership will continue to grow.
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