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( Feb. 6th, 2009 06:43 am)
Torchwood! Torchwood! TORCHWOOD! (Even better than werewolves!)


In a totally different vein, this is via [ profile] incredulity:

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

It just near broke my heart. Look at all that love. Why fight it?
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?
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( Jul. 28th, 2008 06:48 am)
I need to start keeping a list of the ComicCon content I need to get back to. God, there's a lot. It's a beautiful thing!

Many more photos from the EW/Sci-fi ComicCon party here courtesy of [ profile] dryope.

  • 'Battlestar' at Comic-Con: A clue about the final Cylon from Maureen Ryan/Chicago Tribune

  • IGN's BSG panel recap

  • The BSG panel! Courtesy of

  • A very detailed report on the SPN panel from [ profile] glendaglamazon and [ profile] annkiri.

  • ComicCon picspam from [ profile] own_the_sky here, here, and here including a photo of Tom Zarek with Bester.

  • Dr. Who/Torchwood panel recaps from [ profile] heidi8 here and [ profile] coolwhipdiva here.

    PS. When is Bruce Boxleitner going to start with Heroes media?!?

    Must shower and get to work!
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    ( Jun. 25th, 2008 07:44 pm)
    I'm back from my trip to NY/Baltimore and head over heels in love with my nephew. Chase is the cutest, littlest thing I've ever seen and my sister is a complete natural with him. It was one big love fest.

    On Sunday I took the train down to Baltimore for a work conference which was, counter to expectations, tremendously productive. It was also frustrating as all hell. Always the mistress, never the bride )

  • SGA: In happy marriage news, David Hewlett wedding photos

  • Dr. Who: I LOOOOOOOOOOVED "Turn Left." Oh, Donna Noble. This show makes me so happy. (Before I start reading reviews, was the general reaction to the episode positive? I don't want anyone to harsh my squee.)

  • Torchwood: Have some great Gareth-David Lloyd links from !

  • And here are awesome photos of Viggo from CineVegas Film Festival and the set of Appaloosa.

  • I have three episodes left in s4 of Babylon 5. The last episode, Between the Darkness and Light broke my heart. :(

  • The fun part of this week's travel is tomorrow is already Thursday! Friday night I'm cooking crab cakes with friends and then, on Saturday, I have plans to see "Wanted" in the afternoon and "Wall-E" in the evening. Sunday I tackle my weeds.

    ETA: I ran 5.5K today (\o/) and listened to the BSG podcast for "Revelations." Ron Moore & company were talking about the benefit of not plotting out the entire series ahead of time because it allows them to build on unexpected elements of the show. It was interesting to hear their perspective because, as a fan, I see both sides. On the one hand, I love that they have the freedom to surprise themselves and, by extension, us. On the other hand, there's something about knowing the plot has a course that gives me comfort in such a mythology based show. Look at the X-Files. What a mess. BSG hasn't let me down yet, though.

    They also talked about how this idea of writing the series as it progresses applies to a particular plot point. )
  • Here: Have a fantastic Patrick Stewart interview! I really, really want to see him in Hamlet with David Tennant. Why must I be responsible? WOE. Must I be responsible? Really?

  • I finished week three of the C25K program and it looks like week four really steps up the pace. I can't believe how much I'm enjoying this. I feel like I'm actually training my body to sustain a running regimen and I love working out outside. I'm probably not getting the same workout I do at the gym but it's so relaxing to spend that time outside after work.

  • SGA fic rec: Hero For A New Age by [ profile] smittywing Written for the prompt, "books, stories and legends," this story is all about the superheroes Ronon reads about in Earth comics and the heroes he lives with on Atlantis. I absolutely love stories that explore Ronon’s perceptions of Atlantis, Earth, and his team.

  • Torchwood fic rec: Make a Beginning by [ profile] dsudis Summary: Gwen couldn’t go on like that much longer. Neither could Torchwood. A wonderful story with a post-”Exit Wounds” direction that could easily be canon.

  • Ron Moore finally posted the podcast for the season four premiere (after posting the podcasts for the 2nd and 3rd episodes) and confirmed what's been obvious: season four is one long act, one long story vs. past seasons which allowed for stand alone episodes. I think it's the right approach for long term payoff but has the potential to create some less satisfying individual episodes.

  • Some commentary on unity among the cylon models )

  • The Things That Carried Him: Four thousand American soldiers have died in Iraq. This is the true story of how one of them came home. I almost feel like I should make a separate post for this link. This is an article from Esquire, originally linked by synecdochic, that reminded me what it really means when we hear another soldier died overseas. It was tough to read - particularly when put in the context of just 1 of 4,000 other stories like it.
  • After an awesome day at the Detroit Science Center we stopped at Borders and I picked up two books, Light Years by Brian Clegg and Quantum Physics by Alastair I. M. Rae.

    Light Years "looks over the shoulders of the great revolutionaries of light theory--Bacon, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell and Feynman--and traces the evolution of light-driven devices from the camera to the Brian Clegg reveals how twenty-first century scientists have achieved the seemingly impossible in bringing light to a halt, and used the quantum properties of entangled light to produce unbreakable encryption and unbelievable computers."

    The book includes the optical illusion below and I am still BAFFLED by it. The shades of gray in tile A and tile B are the exact same. How is it possible that my mind sees two shades of gray when it's the same color? I even cut out the tiles in Photoshop to try to prove the illusion wrong but they're the same color. HOW?

    There's more information on this illusion here.

    I did have time to watch the season finale of Torchwood this morning )

    A colleague lent me the Dr. Who s3 DVDs which I think I'm going to try out. I borrowed them primarily for the purpose of watching the Jack episodes but, if I like the show, I'll stick with it for season four. I tried watching in s1 and quit because it was a bit too campy for my tastes. Perhaps, now that I fell for the universe as a whole, I'll feel differently.
  • [ profile] svmadelyn linked this video of William Shatner's recent appearance on Oprah. It's a fabulous interview! Plus, Captain Kirk + Denny Crane = my eternal devotion.

  • Yesterday was a rough day at work due to some announcements associated with our Q4 and year end earning statements so, before bed, I searched for "kittens" on youtube to see if something that simple would relax me before bed. (Don't mock. The only alternative was Valium.) Instead of relaxing it was the FUNNIEST THING EVER because poor Sally was going mad trying to find the cats!

  • We're in the middle of a snow storm that's expected to leave 5- 8" but, honestly, I don't mind. It's March 21st and we're nearing the end of the cold season so I'm going to enjoy the snow fall and smile at my neighbors as they plow my driveway tomorrow morning. (Not entertaining, however, was trying to get up my driveway. It's mildly humiliating to keep sliding back down to the street but I persevered and my car is finally tucked away.)

  • The Road is scheduled for release on 11/28! I still haven't read the book and don't know that I plan to but I will surely be at the movie on opening night. A girl should always know when to expect more Viggo. (And, sometime in 08, we also have "Appaloosa" and "Good." \o/ )

  • I never bothered to put a bed in one of my guest rooms but I have company coming in May (!!!) and I'd prefer that no one sleeps on the floor so today I had a new queen mattress and box spring delivered. A virgin bed is now patiently sitting in wait for Memorial Day weekend. :)

  • Let me talk about why I loved Ianto in 'Adrift' )
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    ( Feb. 12th, 2008 09:32 pm)
    I binged on Torchwood over the past few days and I'm now all caught up through 02x04, "Meat." YAY! Torchwood for the win!

    Just, in general, I'm totally a sucker for any kind of "out of time" episodes. That's true for most sci-fi series but it particularly pleases me here. "Out of Time," "Captain Jack Harkness," and "To the Last Man" are my clear favorites.

    More and of a spoilery nature... )

    In summary, "Cyberwoman" is one of the worst episodes of television I've ever watched but I'll forgive Torchwood because, overall, it's A+ awesome.

    PS. Where is the Captain Jack Harkness/Captain Jack Harkness fic. Please tell me it's out there and it's good!
  • I didn't think it was possible but SciFi managed to deliver an original movie worse than "Mega Snake". I DVR'd "Bone Eater" (ancient Native American legend of the Bone Eater rises up and begins terrorizing the local townspeople) because it stars Bruce Boxleitner as Sheriff Evans and lost two valuable hours of my life. JUST LOOK AT THE EVIL BONE EATER. I don't understand how this crap ever makes it into production. This was some terrible, terrible television.

  • On the flip side, I'm finally watching Torchwood. I have season 1 but I started with the first four episodes of season 2 and will work my way back to s1 eventually. Dr. Who is a bit too campy for my tastes but someone suggested I give Torchwood a try and, just, YAY! I love it. I want to work for Torchwood, too, and catch aliens that make it through the time rift! I loved "To The Last Man" and the team and ALL OF IT.

  • So after watching Torchwood I bummed around the internet and discovered that John Barrowman has single handedly redefined "cheese." Yowza. He's totally charming and talented and adorable but also perfectly suited for a Vegas stage show. I thought his cover of Air Supply's, 'All Out of Love,' was the pinnacle but, no, no, no. Watch John Barrowman perform Everything Little Thing She Does is Magic. HAHAHAHAHA. The dancing. His shimmy, the leg kick and, oh god, hang in until the end so you can see full dance routine. I can't stop laughing. The Police would die if they saw this. That poor song.

  • SPN fic rec: Three in the Bed by [ profile] jadedpen; Sam/Dean/OFC. It's established Sam/Dean and it's scorching.

  • My new passport arrived yesterday! I mailed my documents overnight delivery on Monday and five days later my new passport was at my door. Two thumbs up for America.
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