Sunday, January 28, 2007

Top 10 Cartoons from my childhood

I just watched the Top 10 alien species countdown and got to thinking...what could I do for a top 10? Finally I settled on cartoons since the kids are watching one of my old faves. So here they are, in no particular order. (oh and I went a little over the 10...)

1. Smurfs
2. Inspector Gadet
3. She Ra and He Man
4. The Tick
5. Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Show
6. Thunder Cats
7. X-Men
8. The Amazing Cities of Gold
9. Animaniacs
10. Scooby Doo
11. Ghostbusters
12. Fraggle Rock
13. The Raccoons
14. Tom and Jerry
15: Ewoks

Some of the coolest cartoons that are on now
1. Class of the Titans
2. Skyland
3. 6Teen
4. Backyardigans
5. The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Friday, January 26, 2007

2007....off to a slow start

Yeah, I'm puttering along on my 2007 WIPS. I thought I'd be doing better than this, but yikes. not good.

These are the WIPS I'd hoped to do this year:

Enemy of Crown (18K done)
Healer'sCurse (12K done)
Summer Storm (8K done)
The Forgotten Heir (18K done)
The Black Star Conspiracy
Descendants of War
Enemy 2
The Last Bridge Burned
Famous Last Words
Flair
Under the Blood Moon
Banner of the Black Star
The Last Performance
7th Symbol
7 Days to Darkness
unnamed sci-fi novella
Oakcroft Chronicles 2375 (unnamed) 1-4

yeah, I know...way too much...Thats 9 novels, 8 Novellas and a couple short stories. Excuse me while I go laugh at myself until I puke...ok...LOL better now.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

80's Theme Song

Your 80s Theme Song Is:

Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison

7 degrees of complete exhaustion

The human body is an amazing thing. You think you can't be more tired, but then after a while you get used to that level and it seems like normal to you. Then the kids get sick and you move to the next level and wait for that to feel normal. I'm guessing that after a while you cease to be human and turn into some sort of drooling, crusty eyed freak whose hands are shaking so bad they won't hold a cup of coffee without it sploshing all over the place.

This can have one of two possible effects on my writing. 1) I can end up staring at the monitor while the drool dribbles onto the keyboard, or 2) my internal editor shuts down and I can write tons without that nasty voice saying "you suck." The second scenario is great when I have to write love scenes because there isn't anyone in my head saying "oh, don't write that, what if mum read it?"

Then again, it could be that what I write in that state is a pile of crap and I'm just too tired to know it. At this point, I think I'll just crawl back into bed and pray for fifteen minutes of sleep.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Preditor's and Editors Poll is up!

there are just a few more days to vote for your favorite book, publisher, cover art, artist etc etc etc.

Moving Atlantis has been nominated in the cover art category. I'm not going to beg and plead for votes, but if you're interested in checking it out...here's the link:

http://www.critters.org/predpoll/bookart.shtml

Saturday, January 06, 2007

BLOG TAG: Favorite TV series and episodes

Ok, so the question is....what are your 3 favorite TV series that you would like to get on DVD and your top episodes from each series.

1 - CHARMED
> Something Wicked This Way Comes - the series opener.
> The Good the Bad and the Cursed - this is the episode when Prue and Cole have to go to a ghost town that's stuck in a time loop.
>The Courtship of Wyatt's Father - this is the episode where Chris is desperate to get Piper and Leo back together so he can be conceived.
> Witchstock - this is the episode where Paige goes back in time to the night their grandfather was killed and has to keep Grams from remaining a pacifist.
> Forever Charmed - the series finale was sooo good. It was good to see all the cast appear...from older Chris and Wyatt to grams and Patty and Vince.

2 - STAR TREK VOYAGER
> Caretaker - the 2 part series opener...I love how charmingly petulant Tom Paris is in this episode
> Investigations - the episode where Tom leaves the ship and Neelix flushes out a traitor.
> Blood Fever - Vorick starts the Pon Far and ends up transfering his mating needs onto Torres who gets real pissy hehehe
> Scorpion - 2 parter where 7 of 9 joines the crew
> Year of Hell - 2 parter - lots of time stuff....and the father from That 70's Show is on it
> The Killing Game - A WW2 holodeck program puts the crew in danger when aliens take over
> 30 Days - Paris is confined to the brig for disobeying orders
> 11:59 - Janeway learns the truth about an ancestor who has always been her inspiration
> Shattered - my favorite all time episode....Voyager is split into a bunch of times and Chakotay must rally allies from the past and the future

3 - CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
> Fannysmackin' - the episode where Greg gets beat up was soooo good...not that I want Greg getting beat up, but it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.
> Grave Danger - the episode where Nick get's buried in the glass coffin...
> Pirates of the Third Reich - this is the one with Lady Heather's daughter...and the weird guy who tortures people and does experiments on them in the desert. VERY CREEPY
> Living Legend - the episode where the vegas legend comes back and kills his enemies and we get to see a young Willows

I'll be tagging Kim Rees, so follow the link on the side bar to see her answers sometime on the 8th

Is this January or May?

It's now the 6th of January and there isn't a snow flake in sight. What's up with that? it's raining here...the driveway is a huge mud puddle, I swear my bulbs are going to start to pop up and I know some of the shrubs are budding with lovely little green leaves.

The scary thing is, what happens if, say next week, it finally decides "oh yeah....it's winter..." and all these trees that think it's spring suddenly lose their new little buds? I mean, that can't be good for them right? *sigh* all my perennials that I've tried so hard not to kill. Well, at least I'll be able to say it wasn't my black thumb of death that did them in this time.

On the writing front I've done SFA. So much for the new years resolution to write every day huh? I also broke down and had a can of coke...*sigh* I'm so weak. In my defense we were out of milk and water leaving only grape juice which I HATE. Grape juice is so gross. I guess I could have had a beer...forgot we had that.

Monday, January 01, 2007

A look back at 2006

Well, it's officially over, except for the hang over and the mess. Ah, who am I kidding, my house is always a mess. But the point is, 2006 has ended and it's time to take a quick look over the year before moving on to 2007.

Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind is that my first book was published in 2006, so it will always be a memorable year for me in that respect. Two other releases, including one in print followed, not bad for the first year.

This year also saw the destruction of my laptop, the end of my ipod and a few other small personal disasters. On the larger scale, I lost my maternal grandparents (Grampa in September to heart failure and Gran just two days before christmas to cancer)

All in all, it's been an up and down year, which is pretty normal I guess.

So for 2007...my resolutions are:
no more coke...(the cola I mean...not the white powdery crap)
write more and submit at least 12 things
go camping more often and get out in the canoe a lot
cut back on the sugar and junk
pay off some debts and get the finances under control!

Here's hoping for a good year for everyone in 2007