February 28th, 2008

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and lo, there is much of linking and little of content

Because glee continues apace--Baby!--and who knew endorphin releases came with other people's childbirth? Not me.

Places to Go!

sgabigbang is starting up again this year. That's the one where you write a novel and get fanart! Go brainstorm here.

schronicles has opened for business, modded by svmadelyn and I. Quote from her post:

seperis and I have been longing for more Sarah Connor Chronicles discussion (and fic!), so we created schronicles. Of course, FOX might undo all of our visions for this comm if they're stupid enough to cancel this show, so. Maybe we should all have a little party while it's still...in existence? Bring all your Sarah Connor Chronicles loving friends! We can talk about the pretty and the violence and how cool this show is! And maybe we can have some fic challenges after next week's (SEASON) (SEASON) (SEASON, RIGHT FOX) Finale.

It may be a very short party. But by God, it will be a fun one. Please let it come back. Please let it come back. Please let me catch up on eps this week as well.


Recs!

Okay, a day earlier--I am trying to set myself a weekly schedule just to see if I can. I blitzed through several people's webpages this last week, so some old, some new, some borrowed, some blue. SGA, Torchwood, slash and gen mixed.

Perpetual Motion by ltlj -- from Surfacing, glorious, plotty, deliciously creepy Morlocks, organic batteries, amnesia, and plotty first-seasonish Sheppard/McKay. I still glee over this one so hard.

Experiment #24 by mmmchelle - Okay, hot, yes but also sweet and warm and shippy which is totally my drug of choice.

Diplomacy in Waltz Tempo by wickedwords from Surfacing. I love this one, and I'm going to minimalize summary by saying it's John/Rodney, hot, and intersting. Leave nice feedback. It's a lovely story.

Little Boxes by miss_porcupine - Sheppard and Ford, from beginning to the first end. It's touching and a little painful, both in what they were and what Pegasus made of them. very highly recommended.

Absit Omen by miss_porcupine -- for those following her epic and utterly fantastic Qui Habitat (the one where the Ori win the Milky Way? That one? The one that I want to make everyone in the universe read?), a bit on Reletti and the war in Atlantis.

Seriously. Read this universe. Amazing.

Cosecant by miss_porcupine -- Second season, Jack and John and before he knew he was going back to Atlantis. I love this convo intensely. Both of them are *excellent*.

Ordinary Life by cesperanza and astolat -- from Surfacing, I think we can call this The One Where John Sheppard Is Bond.

Archimedian Point by trobadora -- Dr. Who, Jack Harkness when he wakes up after Rose's actions in The Parting of the Ways. Frantically edged, nervously aware something's changed--wow. Love it.


This really reminds me I need to update my other fandoms page. *mulls*
children of dune - leto 1

testify!

Because everyone else is doing it.

From strippedpink:

So, I can't be the only one who gets a kick out of reading the testimonials on people's profile pages, right? It's great fun, and if it's someone I'm not familiar with, it's also the quickest and easiest way to get an idea of who they are, what they're about, and oftentimes it'll even get me interested enough to want to get to know the person better myself.

Who knows better than your flist if you're a sparkly princess, or an emo queen? If you like posting twenty times a day, or if you tend to go MIA.

How do you think other people would describe you in just one happy word, or a few gleeful sentences?


Cool.

Testify? Here?

And short list from my flist (I'm adding as I read through the list):

amireal - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21425884&style=mine#t21425884

anatsuno - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21327324&style=mine#t21327324

chopchica - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21394396&style=mine#t21394396

digitalwave - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21378012&style=mine#t21378012

ladycat777 - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21330396&style=mine#t21330396

lovelokest - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21391324&style=mine#t21391324

monanotlisa - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21399772&style=mine#t21399772

slodwick - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21233116&style=mine#t21233116

taraljc - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21420764&style=mine#t21420764

tropes - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21295324&style=mine#t21295324

wrenlet - http://keepaofthecheez.livejournal.com/551388.html?thread=21465052&style=mine#t21465052

Hmm. It's short enough now that I can probably keep up with a full list. No guarantees I can keep it up, though.




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eleven? there's nothing magic about eleven

...was I the only one that didn't know our solar system now has eleven planets?

Can't remember the 11 planets? 4th-grader offers help

What? I said. (Out loud. To my purse. I was that appalled.)

Now see, I remember when Pluto was downgraded. My entire childhood, invalidated by some sadistic astronomers. I remember that day, though I don't know when it was, because it was hard. So hard.

Quote:
The 11 recognized planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Eris.

Ceres, Pluto and Eris are considered dwarf planets.


I didn't say what again: I was too horrified.

So like any good netizen, I went to Wikipedia, the bastion of all knowledge. They'll sort this nonsense, I told my laptop. (Out loud. Because I can.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planets

Quote:
Under IAU definitions, there are eight planets in the Solar System (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) and 270 extrasolar ones.[3] The Solar System also contains at least three dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, and Eris).

It still hurts to see Pluto retconned like that. But this business of putting then all in together? Ceres? Who ever wanted a planet called Ceres? And Eris is a freakishly opportunistic little bastard--he got an upgrade, as he was once Pluto's moon and now? Equals.

Okay, Eris is not the moon of Pluto. That would have been insult on top of injury. Thank you, green_grrl. BUT IT IS STILL A DWARF PLANET. GAH.

Hmm.

So hied myself to the AUI--the International Astronomical Union, the people who first wrecked the Nine and made them a lesser eight. The website won't load. I am going to stare at it until it loads.

Seriously. No.
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