April 29, 2006

Oh, One More Thing...

join the revolution!

Now I'm really leaving!

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I'm Outta Here...

till Monday. Going to Jen's. Taking the cat. She's not going to be happy!

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April 27, 2006

Alphabet Soup

Okay, this one is going around on Live Journal, and I thought it might make a good blog meme. And god knows, I need to actually post more, so hey!

In the comments, ask for a letter, and I'll give you one. Write ten words beginning with that letter on your blog, including an explanation of what the word means to you and why, link back to this post, or leave the link to your list in the comments, and then pass out letters to those from your blog who want to play too.

Check out Viv's place for an example.

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Sci Fi confirms the news that Michael Ausiello broke Wednesday -- that "Firefly's" Morena Baccarin will be joining "Stargate SG-1" ...

As who is below the fold:

via The Watcher

... as Vala's daughter Adria. As watchers of the show know, Vala (Claudia Black) was pregnant at the end of last season (and that baby will grow up, as most sci-fi and soap-opera babies do, superfast).

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SCI FI Channel announced the development of Caprica, a spinoff prequel of its hit Battlestar Galactica, in presentations to advertisers in New York on April 26. Caprica would come from Galactica executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, writer Remi Aubuchon (24) and NBC Universal Television Studio.

Caprica would take place more than half a century before the events that play out in Battlestar Galactica. The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better.

But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot: a Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the commander of the Battlestar Galactica), Caprica will weave together corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television's first science fiction family saga, the channel announced.

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April 26, 2006

The Blessings of Sephora

Radio Vixen explains in this post.

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You Are a Visionary Soul
You are a curious person, always in a state of awareness. Connected to all things spiritual, you are very connected to your soul. You are wise and bright: able to reason and be reasonable. Occasionally, you get quite depressed and have dark feelings.

You have great vision and can be very insightful.
In fact, you are often profound in a way that surprises yourself.
Visionary souls like you can be the best type of friend.
You are intuitive, understanding, sympathetic, and a good healer.

Souls you are most compatible with: Old Soul and Peacemaker Soul

What Kind of Soul Are You?

via the Jedi-Solos

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Oh, there were some great lines! My favourite being Jack scolding Sydney about keeping bladed weopons under wraps, especially 'around young Bristow women" ! Too funny. How I love Jack Bristow [insert girly sigh] He really needs his own series. Seriously!

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Waiting For The Weekend

We're going to Jen's this weekend, with cat in tow since we can't leave her alone. It's been a year since we visited, when we used to go up every other month before. There's a new hot tub and a new 52'' TV! A weekend of actually leaving the apartment and actually talking to people. Quite a concept.

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April 25, 2006

'House vs. God'

As much as I disliked last week's eppy of House M.D., I loved this one. Really need to watch it again tomorrow.

Just Wilson alone made this episode worth it.

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Crazed Plot Bunnies

I'm just up to watching Gilmore Girls, and discover that Paris is pre med. Lord, now I have visions of Resident Paris and House....

Stop it now before my brain explodes!

April's friends call Luke 'Hagrid'???

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'No Half Measures'

Another little ficlet completed and posted.

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Guess Who's Running For President?

I just got an invite for a luncheon in honour of, get this, George Pataki! For a mere $1000 ($2000 for the nifty privilege of sitting at the same table!) dollars I to can help support his candidacy. Errr... not!

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Highlander Discussion

Since I fanpired a friend into the show, I'm starting a Methos episode discussion series on my Live Journal for her. So if you're a Methos fan, you may want to check it out!

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April 24, 2006

Something Going On

Apparently there's a bomb scare at the local airport. Friend of a coworker was evacuated from her home due to it.

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April 21, 2006

Ficlet: A Smile and a Pretty Face

Since this is so short, I'm actually going to post it here for once :)

My attempt at something short. Probably the shortest thing I’ve ever written.

A line of Methos’ in Shattered inspired this and I love writing Methos and LaCroix together (it’s a snark fest!), so there you go!


A Smile and a Pretty Face
c. 2006

1345, France, somewhere in the Côtes du Rhône

"Stop your incessant whining, Lucien! We will be in Marseille soon enough."

"We would be there now if not for your ridiculous pursuit of that wench in Avignon," LaCroix snarled.

Methos smiled serenely. "Perhaps you would have thought it less ridiculous if such a comely young thing preferred you to me." His tone indicated that such a thing was plainly not possible.

The vampire tugged at the sleeve of his black velvet cotehardie in irritation. "You are quite the most insufferably smug creature, Methos."

"Now, now. Envy is a sin you know." He glanced over at his traveling companion with a smirk. "You always were such an impatient youngster."

LaCroix controlled himself with visible effort. Methos had known him since he was twelve years old, and the ancient Immortal had never let him forget that irritating fact. "It is not impatience, as well you know. Nicholas is young, and I have been from his side long enough."

"Nonsense! Nicholas and Janette are happily ensconced in their love nest, and I am quite sure they neither require nor desire your presence." Methos brushed aside his 'nephew's' explanation. "We shall be here but one night and a day and will be on our way at sunset tomorrow. I’m told that the Countess du Montagne is a woman of many 'appetites' and no doubt even you shall find enough to keep you distracted for the short time we will be here."

"You had best hope so, Methos," he replied with ill temper as they entered the drawing room.

"Hush, Lucien," he remonstrated as a servant greeted them, leading them to where his mistress held court.

She turned at their approach, her eyes instantly lighting on LaCroix. "My lords, the Countess du Montagne," the servant intoned.

They exchanged greetings, Methos noting that LaCroix's lips lingered overlong as he kissed the Countess's hand. It was more than obvious that they were quite taken with one another. Indeed, the Countess had an almost predatory gleam in her eye that was matched only by her guest’s own expression.

"I hope we shall have the pleasure of your company for some days," she said, her voice soft and musical.

"I regret that is not to be, Countess," Methos answered. "We must make haste for Marseille."

The Countess's expression of regret swiftly turned to one of delight at LaCroix's next words. "What lunacy! There is no pressing need for us to reach Marseille."

“Are you quite sure, Lucien?” Methos asked trenchantly. “Did you not just tell me you had urgent business to attend to?”

Glancing at the other man, he said, “You are mistaken,” before turning his attention once more to the lovely Countess du Montagne. Methos merely rolled his eyes, stepping away from the couple. LaCroix held the Countess's gaze, practically purring, "It will be my very great pleasure to tarry here for as long as you desire."

“Indeed, my lord? I am sure we will both find our time together… rewarding.” She gave him a knowing look.

Leaning in, he whispered, “Time will be something we have in abundance, this I promise you.”


Note: if you’re wondering about Methos knowing LaCroix since he was a child, you may find the answer here.

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Is It Me?

Is my blog rejecting trackbacks? I have reason to believe this might be so. If you have a moment, could you try and link to this post and see if the trackback shows up?

Thank you kindly!

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The Overqualified Immigrant

You all know by now how I feel about illegal aliens and everything connected with the problem. Here's one man's story that just illustrates how utterly stupid the situation is. What a slap in the face it is to every law abiding immigrant and potential immigrant that we're even considering amnesty. Oh, sorry, that's right it isn't really amnesty, it's a "guest worker program". [insert eye roll]

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It's Not Even April 1st!

'Star Trek' set for '08 revival. J.J. Abrams to take the helm.

Say what???

Daily Variety said the action would center on the early days of "Star Trek" characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and first outer-space mission.

So this is an alternate universe Star Trek? Lordie!

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April 19, 2006


DVR cut out in what I think was the last 30seconds. Saw the monk get up and walk over to someone, then blank. I'm assuming it was Vaughn?

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Making Myself Giggle

Suri with a fringe on top!


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April 18, 2006


My House M.D., is nearing the 1000 member mark. So , if you're looking for a House list, might I suggest Differential Diagnosis? And if you're the 1000th member, you can look forward to being immortalized in story and song! Okay, not really, but it sounds kewl, no? At a minimum, you'll get a special 'Uncle Greg Lollipop'!

And don't forget, there's a new eppie of House on tonight!

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April 17, 2006


Denise's creature-nemesis:

The Dreaded JACK BAUER
'What creature will become your nemesis?' at QuizGalaxy.com
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No Idea

Believe it or not, I just woke after laying down at 4pm after the dental appointment. I can't quite recall if I really talked to Nin before she went to work or not. So now, do I stay up for an hour, or go back to bed? Mouth hurts, and I'm not really hungry even though I haven't eaten since 10am.

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Waiting for the second of my deep dental cleaning appointments this afternoon. Considering the last one wasn't stellar, my tummy is doing back flips.

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April 16, 2006


My newest fic is up on my Live Journal. will pass along the archive link when I get it up on my archive.

A Bit Later: I got it done a little quicker than planned. The large print archive edition can be found here.

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Our kitchen drain backed up about 1030 last night, and I figured it was too late to call the landlord. So I call this morning, she already knew cus the person upstairs did call last night, and they won't do anything about till tomorrow! I can deal with having to use the bathroom sink, but the smell is just gagging in here. I have the sink covered with a cooler top and a blanket, but it's only partially successful.

So Nin had to go to work today -- and a long shift at that, till 10pm --, and I'm sitting all alone in a smelly house, and I can't even cook. [sigh]

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April 15, 2006


Irreconcilable Differences is now on my archive, Tales From The Darkwood, for those that prefer the bigger font and it being in one whole piece :)

The sequel, I finished last night, and just need to find a beta reader so I can post it. It's called "Seriously". Will let you know when it goes up.

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April 14, 2006

I Haven't Deserted You

Well, not quite :)

Remember I told you I got a Live Journal last month as a place to put my fic? Well, it's sorta sucked me in. Turns out that the majority of the fandoms I was involved in moved to LJ lock, stock, and barrel, and I missed the memo! I've rediscovered old friends I'd lost track of over the last few years, alive and well and very chatty on LJ. It's been kind of like revisiting the goold old online days back in the late 90s. And the way it's all set up makes it really easy, and addictive, to comment and keep track of your comments for follwup. It's like a giant party line. So between that and writing fic, my poor old blog has been a litte left out. But all of this goes in cycles, so never fear, I'll spend more time here, especially when I get my angry politcal muse going again!

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April 13, 2006

Credit Where Credit's Due

Martin Sheen on running for office:

Mr. Sheen was offered an opportunity to see how his character's appeal would play in a real-life campaign. Not long ago, he said, he was approached by Democratic Party representatives from his native state, Ohio, to see if he would be interested in running for the United States Senate after he left the show. Though he would have had little trouble drafting a campaign platform — he is a fierce opponent of nuclear power and the war in Iraq, and a champion of human rights — he turned them down.

"I'm just not qualified," he said. "You're mistaking celebrity for credibility."

Via The Corner

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April 12, 2006

Redecorating on a Docket

Via friend Jen's hubby, the sequel to Rock, Paper, Saddam.

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Home DNA Tests?

Saw this article linked over on The Corner this morning. It's like science fiction some days! And how they're being used in some cases makes you wonder:

Alan Moldawer's adopted twins, Matt and Andrew, had always thought of themselves as white. But when it came time for them to apply to college last year, Mr. Moldawer thought it might be worth investigating the origins of their slightly tan-tinted skin, with a new DNA kit that he had heard could determine an individual's genetic ancestry.

The results, designating the boys 9 percent Native American and 11 percent northern African, arrived too late for the admissions process. But Mr. Moldawer, a business executive in Silver Spring, Md., says they could be useful in obtaining financial aid.

"Naturally when you're applying to college you're looking at how your genetic status might help you," said Mr. Moldawer, who knows that the twins' birth parents are white, but has little information about their extended family. "I have three kids going now, and you can bet that any advantage we can take we will."

Seems to me that stuff like this should be another nail in the coffin of racial quotas. One can only hope.

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April 11, 2006

Irreconcilable Differences

[drum roll] for deb, and everyone else who has asked, err, deb [g] the Highlander/Grey's Anatomy fic with the special guest starring role for House M.D. is up here. It's titled Irreconcilable Differences.

It'll be up on my website by the end of the week.

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He's Crazy!

But in a good way!

Miller's Time did a roundup of the entire freakin' Bear Flag League! The mind boggles.

Go read!

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'All In'

New House tonight!
House tries to save the life of a young boy who has the same unique symptoms as an elderly patient who died from the illness.

Cast: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Laura Allen, MacKenzie Astin, Carter Page , Al Espinosa, Michelle Harrison.

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For the "People Are Pigs" File

So four of the 'beautiful people' from the local country club graced us with their presence today. After they'd left, I went into the bathroom, and what do I see? One of the women had tossed her feminine hygiene product on top of the trash can without even an attempt to wrap it in any way whatsoever. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! So guess who ends up emptying the trash? Me, of course. I mean, what is wrong with people? Haven't they got a even a shred of common courtesy? It's still ticking me off. I'm seriously thinking of making the bathroom employees only. What with the delivery driver that urinates all over the floor, and now this, I'm fed up.

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April 10, 2006

What I Did With My Weekend

I wrote. And wrote and wrote and wrote. But the monster fic is done! Around 8pm last night, I still had no idea how it was going to end, or even a title, but then it came together in a flash. It's one of the largest stories I've written in a long time. It came in at 76k when I finished late last night. When I stopped writing on Friday evening, it was at 34k, so you see I did some major typing!

On the health front, I felt great on Saturday, but not so great yesterday. The tail end of the mid week tummy thing I guess. But at least this time I avoided throwing up. Always a good thing!

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April 9, 2006

I Love This Sort Of Thing

A diaelct survey with maps and such.

I absolutly love this sort of thing. One of the things about LOTR that was such a draw, was all the extra stuff about language. When I was about 17, a friend took me to her linguistics college class, and I loved it. Yes, I'm a geek :)

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April 8, 2006

A Big Thank You

Thanks to everyone who made this year's Tartan Day, Gathering of the Blogs so much fun! I'm guessing we'll be doing it again next year, so if you missed out, and want to participate, why not sign up now, and that way, you'll be first in the know for 2007.

As always, if you're Yahoo phobic, give me your email address, and I'll do the signing up for you.

Thanks again!

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Today's horoscope:

You bake cookies when people come over. You cook soup and take it to them when they are sick. You always have extra bandages in your medicine chest. You like to take care of the people you love, and anybody you see who is in pain too. But maybe somebody wants to take care of you for a change. Why don't you let them? It'll be a nice role reversal for both of you.

My question: where are they hiding? Come out, come out wherever you are!! I won't fight you, I swear!

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3, 2, 1

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three events, two births and one death, including the year.

July 16

(boy, is there a list!)

1945 - Manhattan Project: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

1918 - Russian Revolution: At Ekaterinburg, Bolsheviks execute Czar Nicholas II of Russia and his family.

622 - The Prophet Mohammed begins his Hijra from Mecca to Medina. This marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar.


1907 - Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman (d. 1995)
1907 - Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)
1911 - Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)


1557 - Anne of Cleves, queen of Henry VIII of England (b. 1515)

Seen several places, but last right here.

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April 6, 2006

Scots Wha' Hae

Welcome to the Gathering of the Blogs 2006! Below you will find a ist of this year's participants, all of whom will have posts relating to their Scots heritage.

(this post will remain on top today)

Scots, wha hae wi Wallace bled, Scots, wham Brucehas aften led, Welcome to your gory bed, Or to victorie!

Now's the day, and now's the hour;
See the front o' battle lour;
See approach proud Edward's power
Chains and slaverie!

Wha will be a traitor-knave?
Wha can fill a coward's grave?
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!

This year's participants:

Wha for Scotland's king and law Freedom's sword will strongly draw, Freeman stand, or freeman fa' Let him follow me!

By oppression's woes and pains!
By your sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!

Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in ev'ry foe!
Liberty's in ev'ry blow! -
Let us do - or die!

Robert Burns

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I Am Sick

Gods, I'm watching 'Krull'. Just to see if it's as bad as I remember it being in 1983. Though I recall the weeding dress was amazing -- if I'm remembering the correct bad SF movies from the 80s....

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Tartan Day Has Been Canceled On Account Of Illness

No not really, but just in case anyone was wondering about the lack of bloggage. Thank god I put up the main post last night [sigh] I'm sure everyone participating as more than made up for my lack.

I'm sitting up for the first time today, after being felled by either some sort of tummy flu, or food poisoning. Before Nin came home at 330am, I was wondering if it was my heart. I started remembering all those symptoms of heart attacks in women, plus I was home alone trying not to panic. Then additional symptoms presented themselves, so I moved on. Came this close to going to the hospital at 4am this morning, but toughed it out. It feels like rats are gnawing at my stomach from the inside.

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From The Archives of the Scotsman

In honour of Tartan Week, the Scotsman is offering selected articles from its archives. A small sample below:

25th October 1854: The fate of Sir John Franklin Scottish immigrant John Rae led a small party of explorers across the Boothia Peninsula in the mid-1850s to map the missing link in the fabled Northwest Passage in Canada. The accomplishment should have earned him glory. Instead, Rae faded from the record amid reports of cannibalism from an earlier expedition involving Sir John Franklin, whose remains Rae discovered. 28th June 1917: Arrival of first Amercian troops in France World War I The US declared war against Germany in April 1917. By June the American Expeditionary Force, led by Gen. John Joseph Pershing, reached France to join the Allied forces in battle. Within a year, two million American soldiers would be on French soil. 11th February 1927: Famous Scottish-Americans Scottish men and women in the thousands have played significant roles in moulding America. There are statesmen, craftsmen, inventors and idealists. They all shared a life that started in Scotland and carried into the New World, where their passion to build a nation was their commonality.
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April 5, 2006

When Beth's On A Tear...

hold on to your hats!

Couldn't have said it better myself -- even with the curse words!

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Tartan Day

Tomorrow is Tartan Day, so get those Scots related posts ready to go! I'll make last additions to the blogrolling roll tonight.

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April 4, 2006

Bathing With Wine

Okay, maybe letting wine wash over my battered mouth will help. It's worth a shot. Or maybe tequila?

And don't forget there's a new eppie of House M.D. starring Hugh Laurie tonight!

And remember:

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Calamity Continues

So I went to my new dentist for a deep cleaning. This has to be done over two appointments and requires multiple injections. Since the injections are the center of my dental phobia, I have to take drugs before the appointment. Last dentist, I got 3 valium. This dentist thinks valium is old fashioned, so prescribed two Atavan instead. It didn't even make me blink. So, it was either reschedule or try adding gas. So we went the nitrous route with only modest success. The next section is in two weeks, and they're going to try some other drug instead. At least they didn't charge me the $108 for the laughing gas because they felt it was their fault for screwing up with the meds. So my jaw is in agony, and several of the spots where the injections were hurt like hell. I'll probably just get jaw function back before the next appointment.

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April 3, 2006


What can I say except "ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"? We hates them, precious, we does!

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Thank You!

Russ sent me the first two of the the all Creatures Great & Small Series! Yay! I look forward to rereading them. It's been years, so it will be like new :)

Thank you!

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A Bit Of Silly

I was talking to Nin on the phone about this post at Cyberducks, and it degenerated into just what exactly a new Highlander based series would be like. I say degenerated, cus it got silly fast :)

Highlander: CSI (that one requires no explanation)

An Immortal Vegas showgirl who solves mysteries on the side.

An Immortal surgical resident who solves mysteries on the side (you're sensing a theme here, right?) and has a lot of sex.

An Immortal mystery authour who solves murders -- a Highlander meets Murder She Wrote sorta thing.

An Immortal version of the O.C.. Instead of catfights, they duel to the death, declaring after victory, "Now, there's one less!" (solving mysteries optional)

A cranky Immortal diagnostician solves mystery illnesses, surrounded by eager young residents.

Feel free to add your own.

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Continuing Apace

I continue working on the Highlander/Grey's Anatomy crossover. It's kind of interesting, because after years of writing Methos in our Bloodties series, I'm writing a different Methos. When we started writing the Bloodties stories, Highlander was still on the air, and it was before the Horseman episodes, and even though what happened after was incorporated into later stories, it still colours that concept of Methos. So now, I'm starting fresh for this story, and I'm finding it a fascinating process. One can only hope my readers will find it equally so! Heh.

Posted by Ithildin at 11:55 AM

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Jay!

Via, well, Jay! (I even did a double link a a BD pressie)

Update: and Happy Birthday to Mickey!

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April 2, 2006

Standard Raised

The latest Red Ensign Standard is up here.

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Parade Of Pups

Overe here.

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April 1, 2006

Another Site for Tartan Day

Here you be.

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Moving Day

My darling Liv has moved web domiciles, so update your bookmarks! And if you've never visited before, then here's your chance!

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