walkingshadow: anne taintor. it's not easy being easy. (when there's nothing left to burn)
walkingshadow ([personal profile] walkingshadow) wrote2005-10-23 04:07 am

avalanche or roadblock

frankly, i've been waiting for wilma to bide its time over the yucatán just long enough for the jet stream to stop dipping, at which point the storm would continue on its north-northwesterly track, eventually slamming into the gulf coast. it's been that kind of year.

instead the hurricane has been over land for days now and has been downgraded to category 2 (100 mph winds), but seems to finally, finally be moving. the experts are still predicting a sharp turn to the northeast and a lot of acceleration to get to the west coast of florida by tomorrow night and the east coast half a day later. broward county schools have cancelled class on monday. my dad put up most of the shutters tonight (the ones we didn't bother taking down after the last storm failed to do much damage) and will put up the rest tomorrow morning, before brunch at cousin m.'s and hopefully before the weather gets too bad. and then she'll come over to our place with the kittens, and we'll bring over my grandmother and her aide, and it'll be a party!

on the fannish front:

a. as everyone seems to be doing these days, i have found can't take the sky and have been downloading caps and making icons from them like craaazy. you can find the finished ones from the first three episodes behind the cut.

the drill goes like this: want, take, have; comments are neato-keen and so is credit.

01. 02. 03.
04. 05. 06.
07. 08. 09.
10. 11. 12.
13. 14. 15.
16. 17. 18.
19. 20. 21.
22. 23. 24.
25. 26. 27.
28. 29. 30.

textures from trex-tures and [livejournal.com profile] colorfilter.

tiny text says:
17. would you be the wind to blow me home
21. oh, could all your dreams just up and disappear? and quaking leaves and broken light
24. if you're ever less than certain, i will be your iron curtain; i will be your berlin wall, and i will never fall

b. also i have found new atlantis; see above re: feverish downloading and subsequent icon-making.

c. i claimed john sheppard over at [livejournal.com profile] rec50. their motto is because reading is easier than writing, and that is so, so true. this has meant having to re-read the 499 atlantis stories i have saved to my harddrive, some of them more than once. my life = so hard. it's also meant i've been thinking more about fanon, canon, extra-canon, the magnification of canon, etc., etc.; more on that later.

d. at long last i have acquired and watched atlantis episodes 209 and 210! though i think i need to watch them again before my thoughts are anything like coherent. i'm ready for the post-ep fic i've been resolutely avoiding if anyone has recs.

e. in the absence of 1) a netflix subscription, or 2) money, i have raided the library catalog for television-shows-on-dvd, and though i found it sadly lacking, i have managed to request the first disks of arrested development, the office (BBC version), and babylon 5. on my list to see one day are also scrubs, numb3rs, coupling (BBC version), homicide, wonderfalls, wise guys, quantum leap, mst3k, farscape, battlestar gallactica, stargate: sg-1, the dead zone, and all or most of the CSIs. as i asked [livejournal.com profile] silentfire the other day, WHEN DID SCI-FI HAPPEN TO ME? i blame fandom. <3!

while i was in the library catalog, i also requested BOOKS: jonathan strange and mr. norrell by susanna clark; the man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales by oliver sacks; kitchen confidential by anthony bourdain; and the man who loved only numbers: the story of paul erdős and the search for mathematical truth by paul hoffman.

f. did everyone but me already know about [livejournal.com profile] shrift's firefly story big damn zombies, sir? jayne gets ZOMBIFIED. i laughed so hard i started wheezing. i don't even want to give away any of the lines, just read it if you haven't already.
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[identity profile] bunnymcfoo.livejournal.com 2005-10-23 09:38 am (UTC)(link)
Do you have access to a dvddrive that can read region 2 dvds? cos if so, I can send Coupling to you, and you could mail it back. *Grin*

[identity profile] walkingshadow.livejournal.com 2005-10-24 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
huh, i don't know. however, i will investigate all the electronic devices within this house and a reasonable radius of it and get back to you, because that would be awesome!

[identity profile] saturn92103.livejournal.com 2005-10-23 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
c. i claimed john sheppard over at rec50. their motto is because reading is easier than writing, and that is so, so true.

Oh, yay!

but seems to finally, finally be moving

I feel like we've been waiting forever. I'm over in Naples and I'm READY for this to be done.

[identity profile] walkingshadow.livejournal.com 2005-10-24 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
stories about john sheppard! and i'm aiming for the full fifty. *bg*

we have totally been waiting forever. this is the worst part, when it takes days and DAYS to do anything, and they just keep *talking* it to death. on the plus side, it should be over with pretty soon, and then they're promising cool weather! which is the least they can do, right?

[identity profile] silentfire.livejournal.com 2005-10-25 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
the icons are absolutely gorgeous, darling, though it's really no surprise.

also, why the hell did i sign up for [livejournal.com profile] rec50? oh, dear god, why? clearly i am utterly mad. um. not that that's anything new.

OMG WHEN DID SCIFI HAPPEN TO YOU?! i am baffled, though not particularly surprised, for such is the way of fandom, and scifi sucked me in long ago. besides, who are we to try to resist the likes of lieutenant hotass john sheppard?

[identity profile] walkingshadow.livejournal.com 2005-11-01 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
ICONS, PRECIOUS. honestly, i'm a menace to caps sites. or perhaps i mean that the other way around? in short: thank you!

yay for [livejournal.com profile] rec50! i can't wait for your recs! utter madness has worked so well in the past, i say go with it!

dude, the sci-fi is totally the fault of fandom. i'm surprised i've lasted this long! i can't believe comics haven't gotten me yet!