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(no subject) [Dec. 24th, 2007|09:04 am]
SixApart were a bunch of asses and then sold the place to one of Putin's cronies. Cannot cope. Off to InsaneJournal.
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100th Padmé AU! [Dec. 24th, 2007|08:39 am]
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[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

For my final Padmé AU, I decided long ago I would take a dip into someone else's universe, which I knew would probably be a Q/O author's universe, since most of my reading in this fandom has been by those writers. I finally settled on the Wheel of If, since there's plenty of room in it.

Title: Senator Amidala's Destiny
Fandom: Star Wars
Character: Genderswapped!Padmé, Luke, Leia, GS!Obi-Wan/Maul, Obi-Wan(both GS! and otherwise)/Qui-Gon
Prompt: #100-Writer's Choice
Rating: PG
Author's Notes: From the multiverse of mrshamill's Riding the Wheel of If series, written with her permission. For placement purposes, this can be considered to take place in one of the universes mentioned as having been visited early in Episode 13.

Perhaps the reason I'm finding our love ... the love of Qui-Gon for Obi-Wan and vice versa ... central to every reality I travel is because of who I am. Maybe another traveler would find another pair.Collapse )
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(no subject) [Dec. 23rd, 2007|12:51 pm]
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If I hear that song "Christmas Shoes" one more time I may take something heavy to the radio. It's arguably offensive even without being overplayed. And I haven't heard my favorite "Christmas Wrapping" once this this year for the second year in a row! Have they suddenly deemed the Waitresses to be offensive or something? At least I got to hear the Muppets once.
Maybe one should stick to the Tchaikovsky:

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(no subject) [Dec. 20th, 2007|02:00 pm]
[music |Same Old Auld Lang Syne...RIP Dan]

We saw an actual old medieval Christmas play staged at the Folger last night, with a lot of really old music to pad it out, since it was kind of short. Naturally the music proved the highlight of the evening. I recognized one of the songs from singing in Sweet Briar's choir, and another one from the Sweet Tones. I also recognized most of their instruments from writing a paper and doing a presentation on them!
We just set the tree up and put lights on the bushes. The latter is new this year, and it was something I always thought this family was never going to do. But your sister becomes an electrician and all of the sudden it happens. She was completely in charge of lighting the tree too; mom and I just help locate the adapters because not all our outlets are three-pronged and helped put the other decorations on afterwards.
Tomorrow I take my mom ice skating, for the first time since she was about 17 years old. This may be very interesting. I just hope they don't put her in skates too small like they did with me at first.
ETA:Photos of the tree and bushes.
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My reaction to my first grade: "How the-" [Dec. 17th, 2007|07:14 am]
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I got an A in Systems Analysis! Apparently Dr. Wang really liked our project. He said he's email us more feedback, but he hasn't yet. Though I think he might just be a lenient grader. I need to check to see if I've got either of my classes next semester with him. ;-) Now as long as I get at least a B in Management, which I think I'll probably manage, I'll be able to finish next semester.
Saw Atonement last night. Spent much of the first part highly admiring the craft, but not really feeling much. Spent the second part trying to figure out where the movie was going. Spent the last two minutes...Collapse ) No idea what else I'll be seeing, but this may be the best movie I see this year. Not that that says much; I've missed everything this year.
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(no subject) [Dec. 16th, 2007|12:12 pm]
Home, unpacked, and currently YouTubing the Grand Prix Finale. Yesterday was one thing after another. I was expecting some delays on the first train down to New York, what with all the snow, but it still was annoying to have planned on over an hour and a half in the train station and instead have barely thirty-five minutes, especially when the line for the bathroom was so long I didn't even try. To make the long journey even longer, there was a problem with the train's thermostat. Apparently it was freezing cold in one of the cars, but in mine the heat was on way too strong. Which felt nice when I first got on, but nine hours later felt like an oven. The second train was late too, and as a result boarding it was a rushed hassle, especially because everyone had to board at assigned places and get in their assigned seat. After that the first three hours were smooth, but then we got into Washington. There it was normal procedure for the engines to be switched and the train to shut off power for about half an hour. But this time they decided to attach two private cars to the end, and then they couldn't get power to them. What resulted was an hour of sitting there in the dark, my stomach cramping up as well, wondering if I really shouldn't just get off and metro down to my parents in King Street, before they finally thought to tell us what was going on. It still took another half an hour to get things sorted and out. To add insult to injury, we promptly got stuck behind a freight train five minutes after leaving. By my calculations when we arrived in Union Station, I should have been getting into Alexandria 10/15 minutes early. Instead I got in 45 minutes late! At least I never have to do that train ride again; we're driving up in early January to move me between apartments and yesterday I decided I was staying there afterwards.
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99th Padmé AU [Dec. 14th, 2007|10:20 pm]
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Title: The Family Woman
Fandom: Star Wars
Character: Padmé, Leia, Luke, Ryoo/OMC
Prompt: #99-Writer's Choice
Word Count: 1161
Rating: PG
Author's Notes: Fourth in this four-part series, sequel to Chill Headaches, The Second Meeting, and Unpacking Bags.

He's got too much of his father in him.Collapse )
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(no subject) [Dec. 14th, 2007|05:10 pm]

Probably didn't do too well on the final last night. By this morning, I was hoping to see something to cheer me up. But at first it looked like I wasn't going to see anything, because turns out the Daum player is a tempermental entity. I ended up pretty much missing the OD, but was able to see everything else, and by the end of the pairs just now, the quality was even decent!

It actually did cheer me up, if only because...Collapse )
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Blizzard! [Dec. 13th, 2007|02:30 pm]

Why'd it have to occur the day of the final? Now I have to venture out through about two feet of snow and still coming down! If this doesn't stop by tomorrow I might have to worry about my train. At the very least, it's going to be an even longer ride(I'd almost prefer a delay. Long enough a one and I'd be able to watch the first half of the Grand Prix longs after all), especially down to Penn. Good thing I opted for the later train down the Alexandria; as long as they arrive not later than an hour and a half after the stated arrival time I'll be fine(though I may miss lunch).
To break the mood, about 20 seconds of Sesame Street referencing the Beatles:

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(no subject) [Dec. 11th, 2007|08:44 pm]

Saw The Golden Compass today. I really wish it wasn't flopping, especially because it means the second movie probably won't get made now, and this movie would do much better if the other two were made.

But it does have the classic problem of textbook adaptationsCollapse )
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