Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Thursday 13 #3


Thirteen reasons why sci-fi heros shouldn't flirt with/kiss/sleep with every hot alien chick they meet


This week’s 13 is inspired by a recent web-surfing find—a discussion of the pros and cons of “Kirking.” For those who don’t know (cause I didn’t until a few weeks ago) Kirking is when the hero of a show (usually sci-fi) hits on every hot alien bimbo he meets (Ala Captain Kirk of the original Star Trek Series)

1. You could get pregnant (Commander Charles “Trip” Tucker in “Unexpected” S1 Star Trek Enterprise)

2. You could get an alien virus that shortens your lifespan to a week (Col. Jack O’Neill, “Brief Candle” S1 – Stargate SG-1)

3. You could become addicted to alien devices and end up going crazy from withdrawl (Dr. Daniel Jackson “Need” S2 – Stargate SG-1)

4. You could get set up and accused of murdering the chick’s husband (Lt. Tom Paris “Ex Post Facto” S1 Star Trek Voyager)

5. You could end up getting linked to a mini-borg collective (Com. Chakotay “Unity” S3 Star Trek Voyager)

6. You could end up running for your life because the woman plans to kill/eat you (Ensign Harry Kim “Favorite Son” S3 Star Trek Voyager)

7. You could find out she’s got a reputation as “The Destroyer of Worlds” (Dr. Daniel Jackson “Past and Present” S3 Stargate SG-1)

8. You could end up getting being attacked by a Ferengi who is convinced the chick stole from him, and given the item to you (Captain Jean-Luc Picard “Captain’s Holiday” S3 Star Trek: The Next Generation)

9. She could be a goa’uld host, out to steal your naquadriah so she can set herself up as a major power in the galaxy (Jonas Quinn “Fallout” S7 Stargate SG-1)

10. She could get you hooked on a game that brainwashes you into hooking all your crewmates as well, till you’re all following orders from an unknown enemy who wants control of your ship. (Commander William Riker “The Game” S5 Star Trek The Next Generation)

11. She could end up being a hallucination that brainwashes you into flying yourself into a star (Lt. Tom Paris “Alice” S6 Star Trek Voyager)

12. She could sabotage your spaceship so you blow up at the end of a huge, inter-planetary race intended to bring peace to the sector, thereby returning the inhabitants to war. (Ensign Harry Kim “Drive” 7 Star Trek Voyager)

13. She could use your DNA to create a bunch of snakes, and turn your friends into her personal slave army (Dr. Daniel Jackson “Hathor” S1 Stargate SG-1)

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

13 Things I did to avoid writing this week


Thirteen things I did to avoid writing this week


1. Watched lots and lots of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis

2. Made 2 quilt tops

3. Baked cookies

4. Sorted my underwear drawer

5. Read a bunch of fanfiction

6. Research

7. Made a wishlist of camping gear I'd love to get my hands on

8. Planned a summers worth of camping trips

9. Organized a few boxes worth of cookbooks

10. Played Mario Sunshine with the kids

11. Cleaned! You know I'm desperate when I clean

12. Stared out the window while drinking tea....now, technically I could say I was plotting, but in actuallity I was mostly just staring into space

13. Attended a promo chat with the other Daughters of Circe...so I guess the week wasn't a total write off

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Congrats to Bianca D'Arc!

Bianca won an Eppie for her book The Ice Dragon in the category Best Erotic Romance Fantasy/Paranormal. The Ice Dragon is book 3 in the Dragon Knights series. To see more of her work, check out he website www.Biancadarc.com

In other news....well, I have no other news. We've got some awesome weather for March Break. The sun is out, the snow is melting and I actually have a craving to go snowboarding. When we were in highschool, spring boarding was always my favorite. I haven't been to a ski hill in about 8 years though so I imagine I'd just fall on my arse a bunch of times.

Season 2 of Stargate Atlantis came out on DVD last week. DH promised me I could get it for my birthday but thats a few weeks away and I'm not known for being patient. *sigh* I guess I can hold out. *fingers twitching*

Anyway, I think I've gotten over my burn out, and I'm back to writing. Now to make up for 2 months of slacking!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Oh the wonderful world of Figure Skating!

So DD's skating competition was today. What a chaotic, stressful day. Started out with freezing rain and a sleepless night where I kept worrying about how I'd deal with DD if/when she lost. See she hasn't been too good about practicing (Ok, so she mostly has been poking around giving me dirty looks and crying cause she's cold) We get up, get out the door and head to the arena which is TINY. 3 skating clubs were crammed into the smallest dressing room I've ever seen in an arena. No way they could fit a whole hockey team in there.

Anyway, DD did well. She got gold in her team elements event, and silver for her solo. Somehow she managed to pull off all the tricks she was only half-assing all year long. Now I just have to deal with her dancing around singing "I'm the best skater ever!" I dread the thought of how much she'll shirk practice next year after this, but she is only 6.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

13 fiction universes I'd love to live in


Thirteen fictional universes I'd like to live in


1…. Star Wars. I've wanted to be a Jedi all my life!

2. Dark Hunters - lots of hot guys kicking butt? I'd be happy there.

3. Valdemar - I grew up with Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar stories and always wanted to be a Herald.

4. Stargate - Ok, so I know the whole military thing wouldn't work for me...I'm not good at following orders without snarky back talk, but still so much to explore.

5. Celta - I think that's the planet name in Robin D. Owens's Heart series. I love the concept of flair.

6. Charmed. Ok, so I wanna be a kick ass witch. Who doesn't?

7. Harry Potter - Riding a broomstick, battling ultimate evil and tending to magical creatures...that's cool, but what does it for me is the robes and the wand. Wands are cool.

8. Star Trek - K, I wanna be an "ensign expendable" over and over again. Just cause.

9. Shrek - Wouldn't it be cool to hang with Gingie, the 3 blind mice and donkey?

10. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World - living in a tree house, fighting dinos and other cool enemies with a few hot guys? Why not? The tree house would be awesome.

11. Etheria (I think that's the name) When I was a kid I was soooooo She-ra! Princess of Power, yep, that was me.

12. Gail Dayton's Rose World (LUNA) - cause it might be interestng to try the whole polygamy thing.

13. Pirates - who wouldn't want to sail away with Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom?

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ok, I'm lazy

Yep, it's been a while since I've posted. Have you ever gone through a period where you just can't stand the thought of sitting at the computer? That's what I've been feeling the last few months. Needless to say, I have hardly written anything, I've not promoted the books I've already got out and I'm WAY behind on reading emails.

So what have I been doing? Well, I've been reading my Kevin Callan books, and itching to get out camping. I've been making quilts and curtains for the trailer, and I've booked a site for one camping trip. The kids are riled about camping and have already started setting aside the toys they want to take with them. I want to pull the Boler out of it's winter resting spot and go through all my camping gear. Too bad there's several feet of snow, it's well below -20 out and camping is a few months away yet.

Other than that, I've been watching Stargate. Yep, I know. Not exactly productive, but what can I say? I have a few years (like 10) of episodes to catch up on.

I promise to try and post more often, and lord help me, if I have to staple my butt to the chair, I'll pick up the pace on the writing front.