icepixie: (Book)
I am not bothering to read HP7. (Eh, I have better books to read with my time.)

icepixie: (Charley)
So apparently there's going to be a new Sarah Jane series. Score!

There was a discussion on page 35 of this topic at the TWOP DW forum (warning: S3 spec. and spoilers) about whether, with so many spinoffs, the DW production team is stretching itself too thin. Some wag (*cough*) came up with this:

Law & Order: Shooty Dog Thing

Maybe you have to read the whole set-up, but I still can't see that without laughing so hard I start crying.


Why is it that half of the things I write seem to involve flowers and gardens and having to know what blooms when and where? Whyyyyyy? Why do I do this to myself? I'm not totally unversed in botany, but I certainly can't think of anything that blooms in southern England in late August/early September off the top of my head, with the exception of "lots of daisy-like flowers, like asters and all that." Oy.

Speaking of that particular piece, I finally managed to write the scene that's been giving me a headache for a week. And by "giving me a headache for a week," I mean, "I have six different versions of this scene, and THEY ALL SUCK." Version number seven finally seems to have come through for me. I would've just scrapped the whole scene, except of course two lines of narration near the end are the heart of the whole story; get rid of them and there's no point in continuing.

Of course, now that I've got that down, I'm starting to think that my narrator--and, thus, the story--is coming off as twee as all get out. She is a sheltered, aristocratic seventeen-year-old girl, so some amount of tweeness is to be expected, but I begin to wonder if I've gone overboard. Anyone who's good at excising that kind of thing, has a passing familiarity with Doctor Who (it's an Eight and Charley story, but is from the POV of and mostly concerns Charley's sister, who hasn't been discussed in canon, so background knowledge is helpful but not necessary), and will have a bit of free time in about a week want to take a crack at this? Please? *puppy eyes*


Drive-by fic rec: Go Fish, by Freelancer, a wonderfully true-to-character and very amusing Dumbledore/McGonagall short. Hee.

[By the way, HOW ADORABLE is my mood icon? This is the first time I've used that mood since I got the set, and awwwww. Eric's puppy face is love. That whole episode is awesome.]


Jul. 19th, 2005 03:34 pm
icepixie: (Caprica go boom)
So I finished the book, and all I have to say is... )

There might be more later. Then again, there might not.
icepixie: (Nine and fifty swans)
Hmmm. I was thinking PT would be along the lines of "here are exercises, do them, come back in a month if you're still needing Advil to function," but actually it's two hour-long appointments a week for the next month. *shrug* But they think it'll solve my problem, so I'm all for anything that does that, oh yes I am.


I'm taking HP6 kind of slowly, mainly because my attention span was destroyed in high school, and college hasn't really helped it get back up to normal levels. Started this morning and am now through Chapter Seven.

Brief spoilery thoughts )


I went to a used bookstore (Book Attic) after my PT appointment and traded in a bunch of my old paperbacks. (There was a big bookcase cleanout yesterday when my parents came home with HP6 and I realized that I had nowhere to put it, and I mean not even on top of a shelf or in front of a row of books. It was that bad.) Came back with eleven more paperbacks, and I still have $3.60 or 4 SFF books in credit. I love those people. I now have everything for comps with the exception of Beowulf, which it looks like I'll have to buy new online or at B&N (after I get a refund from the kid I "bought" The Marriage of Heaven and Hell from at Amazon's Marketplace...the estimated delivery range runs out tomorrow, and I don't think he/she ever bothered to ship it). Any free-floating Anglo-Saxon scholars reading this wanna give me advice on which translation to buy? I'm leaning towards Seamus Heaney's, as I enjoyed his version of Sweeney Astray, but I'm really kind of clueless.

Got a bunch of other SFF stuff, mostly by people I've heard of but haven't gotten around to reading anything by yet. Ended up with My Antonia, because I'm going through an Old(ish) (Mid)West phase. I think it's mostly to do with the combination of coming back into the country and watching a lot Carnivale.

Das Book

Jul. 17th, 2005 04:33 pm
icepixie: (Finding Neverland)
It appears that the Internet is picking back up as everyone finishes The Book. I too now have The Book thanks to ye olde discount store, but, shockingly, I am not currently reading it. I have approximately five million books checked out from the library, and I really need to finish at least one or two of them before I can start on this one. So I'm reading as fast as my little eyes will take me so I can start on HP6 tonight.

One day, I might finish some of these comps books, too. Counting each of the three sets of poems as one unit, I have thirteen things to read. I've read five of them (although I'll definitely have to go back over the George Herbert poems, as that was fall 2003) and I'm halfway through one of them. I'm aiming to get four more of them done this summer, and then finish up the remaining three over Thanksgiving and Christmas. In theory, this will work...


Sep. 3rd, 2004 04:37 pm
icepixie: (Bored Mulder)
This? So frelling wrong. Vastly amusing, but very, very wrong.
icepixie: (Default)
Wheee, funky SG-1/Harry Potter fic! [ profile] spockette told me I should post it, so I'm posting it.

DISCLAIMER: I solemnly swear that neither Stargate SG-1, Harry Potter, or any of the characters contained within belong to me. And I am *so* up to no good.
FEEDBACK/ARCHIVING: Please and thank you to both. Send it all to .
CATEGORY: Vague crossover with the Harry Potter universe, although no character appearances. Sillyfic that degenerates into parody. Thoroughly ridiculous.
RATING: PG because, let's face it, Jack's inner voice just can't keep its mouth clean.
PAIRING: Pretty canonical levels of Sam/Jack UST.
SEASON/SPOILERS: Mid-season 3. References to "Point of View."
NOTES: Thanks bunches to Kim ([ profile] spockette)!
SUMMARY: So how *does* Sam work all those miracles?

'Making Magic' )Yes, I know, I'm weird. But it's in a good way, right? *giggle*

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