passing by

Well after a nice 12 hour nap (heh) in which I missed the entire SG1 marathon (*sigh*) I was obviously feeling recovered from the previous measly 3 hours of sleep. So wrote some fic, outlined a longer fic story, and generally vegged on the news. Chatted with some friends at ASU, UA, UCLA, and MIT over school stuff (mostly giving advice on Fin. Aid difficulties and general BS about school) too. Looked at yesterday's rant. Heh. Guess I get a bit tetchy on 3 hours sleep (at least with people/groups I consider to be acting like morons). Probably should delete...

*yawn* drive by posting

Well, finally got all but one text book for classes next week, and under $400.00 which is good. Expected it to be about 600 after discovering the campus store didn't have any used books. Still looking at laptops and have narrowed it down to three I like ( and are within my budget ). On the even better side, got to hook up with a few school chums while on campus. Looks like we're mostly in the same classes so instant study group has been formed. Also talked to old friend Dan R. for first time in...well, a while (year+?)....
You know I think I should be more excited about entering my last year at ERAU, but somehow I'm like 'meh' to whole thing. Odd considering I seem to be over my university "burnout" or whatever it was of the previous 2 semesters by breezing through the summer classes. Maybe it's because classes don't start until next monday. Maybe it's because my fav prof and advisor is gone on sabbatical for the semester. Maybe because the aerospace industry is looking weak right now. I don't know. Hopefully I'll feel differently after picking up my textbooks tomorrow. For now, off to...

in search of new music

*sigh* So much music is boring today. I'm looking for something new and different, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan or Autechre different (though not necessarily those particular ones), though I am pleased to have discovered a CD from The Future Sound of London that I hadn't come across before (and cheap, too). Sweet! Any suggestions? (btw I dislike most Country and Rap but will listen to just about anything at least once that isn't corn fed drivel)
Talked to my brother ealier. Seems Mom had to go back into hospital after complaining of some pain unrelated to her previous operation. Turns out the problem was her gall bladder, so back into surgery she went. She's starting to really hate the hospital, but the Doc says she should be out and mving around again by the end of this week. So that's good. Had hoped to go and visit before classes started up again on 29 August. Also appears the cable is out for the whole apartment complex given the way some residents were bitching this morning. And...

fanfic writing musings

Well for anyone interested my BSG fan fiction archive is up and located at Distant Skies. Not much posted yet, just two short fics and a drabble. Kind of in a reflective, nostalgic mood tonight. I was browsing through some of my old fanfic (and some of my friends) for various fandoms (B5 and EFC primarily) and found it interesting to note the changes in my own writing style since 1996. More startling to me is the realization that I'm up coming up on the ten year anniversary for writing fan fiction. It's kind of scary to think I've been...

Webmusements

Well, since the cable's out (stupid cable company) and I have nothing better to do at the moment (or want to do to be more precise) I guess I'll just pass on some amusing stuff I've run across. My new label for Zarek's prison buddy, Meyers, (courtesy of the AOL BSG board) is that he's a conhort. *snerk* I'm sure the poster meant to write cohort but this just seems all too apt and amusing. New term I think I'll adopt courtesy of repr0b8: cylonity. See repr0b8's Home - Reaction and Thoughts for definition. Also forgot to mention them not...

SFF Reviews

SFF Reviews are below. Beware of Spoilers!! Firefly: Shindig My opinion of this particular episode has changed little since the first time I watched it. There was of course the requisite bar room brawl at the beginning, the return of Badger (yawn!), the Ruffled Pink Dress From Hell™, the Duel, and of course cows in space. Still I did like the episode for its costuming and the interesting mix of cultures in creating the sets, the “Captain Tightpants” line, the Mal/Inara interactions, and “Oh, goser.” Rating: 6.0/10 Stargate SG-1: Beachhead I’ve come to the realization that I am completely bored...

BSG drabble: The Three Loves of Saul Tigh

OK. I'm not sure where this drabble came from, but I was listening to ELH's Where Violence Is Golden and the lines Carnal secrets of passion and pain are told In a torture garden where violence is golden Where the flowers of Evil grow With each transgression more seeds are sown just inspired this. Sometimes my thoughts takes some extremely strange tangents. No beta. Just as I typed it here. Saul Tigh had only had three loves in his life -- no, only two if he were honest with himself, but he wasn't. These three loves were all addictive, each...