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After three viewings I'm finally ready to share my thoughts on The Force Awakens.

SPOILERS

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I did not know this. Wow. At the time JMS blamed meddling network execs. From Michael O'Hare's Wikipedia page(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_O%27Hare):

"As Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski describes it,[3][4][5] during the filming of the first season of Babylon 5, O'Hare began having paranoid delusions. Halfway through filming, his hallucinations worsened. It became increasingly difficult for O'Hare to continue work, his behavior was becoming increasingly erratic and he was often at odds with his colleagues. O'Hare sought treatment for his mental illness, but feared that, as the main character of Babylon 5, taking an extended medical leave of absence would destroy the show just as it was getting off the ground.

Straczynski offered to suspend the show for several months to accommodate O'Hare's treatment for his mental health; however O'Hare refused to put so many other people's jobs at risk. Straczynski agreed to keep his condition secret to protect O'Hare's career. O'Hare agreed to complete the first season but would be written out of the second season so that he could seek treatment. He reappeared in a cameo appearance early in season two and returned in season three for the double episode "War Without End", which closed his character's story arc. He made no further appearances on Babylon 5.

Although his treatments were somewhat successful, he was never fully cured. Upon O'Hare's return to Babylon 5, Straczynski promised again that he would keep his condition secret to his grave. O'Hare told him to "keep the secret to my grave", pointing out that fans deserved to eventually learn the real reason for his departure and that his experience could raise awareness and understanding for people suffering from mental illness. On May 25, 2013, eight months after O'Hare's death, Straczynski fulfilled his promise and finally revealed the reasons behind O'Hare's departure from Babylon 5 at the Phoenix Comicon.[6]"
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Holy frak. SyFy planning a return to its roots?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/syfys-plan-more-space-operas-687454

Wonderful.

Oh, but who would describe Lost Girl as "vampire crime drama"? WTF?
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I'm sure you all have heard already, but if you haven't, 12 Colonies is back and it's not too late to sign up for the current round. If you do, it would be aawesome if you mentioned I referred you.

http://twelvecolonies.livejournal.com/
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Well, I finally started on Lost Girl. It rocks! Two problems: I don't really have much time, so I'd rather not binge. Hahaha, I'm gonna do it anyway. Oh, and now I want to be a succubus when I grow up.

Edit: Done! 4 seasons, 6 days. That's a record even for me.
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Happy birthday Lanalucy! Have we told you recently how awesome you are? Because you totally are.

*HUGS*

*gives party hat*
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How does your headcanon for your favourite characters vary from story to story? If you multiship your character in some way, how does your headcanon change between ships?

That's an interesting question. Where exactly is the line between AU and different sets of headcanon? I don't really try to distinguish between canon, headcanon, and AU. It's all just thought-fodder to me. I suppose it's kinda strange, as I'm always obsessed about knowing as much canon as possible in every show I get into. Anyway, from what I've read on ffn and ao3, people do seem to get upset if you go only a little bit AU. Unexpectedly, at least.

Almost all my headcanon these days is for AU universes I will likely never write about. Maybe at some point. I have a few outlines, anyway.

One of the best and worst things about a minor character is headcanon freedom. You can really get away with almost anything. But it can feel like different people are writing about very different characters.

Dear All

Dec. 17th, 2013 08:32 pm
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I haven't forgotten about questions/comments/gifts. RL is just getting in the way again. I'll be back soon. *hugs*
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Snagged from... everybody! Lol.

You can ask fannish stuff, my fanon on things, random questions, meta on topics, top fives, whatever, including personal topics.
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Happy Thanksgiving you guys! Y'all are the best!

My sister and I drove down to Atlanta together, which was good fun. She brought her ridiculously photogenic Chihuahua/Dachshund mix along for the ride. This one.

Random question: Do you officially have a problem when you buy an action figure? Because I just ordered the official Kendra Shaw doll action figure on Amazon.
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A portion of a recent freshman convocation speech at my university.

http://youtu.be/98nNpzE6gIs

Go big or go home. That's how we roll. :P
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First I want to thank everyone who prompted me! Thank you! Even if I didn't use your prompts I have them saved and I will use them for inspiration in the future.

Oh, and I'd also like to thank everyone who commented on my fics! Comments make the world go round sometimes. Seriously.

There's a lot here I like and a lot I don't. Still, I decided against making any large changes at this point. I might do so later.

Total word count: 2683. That doesn't seem like a lot, but it sure is for me. It's almost twice the word count of my longest single fic.

1) Betrayal, Kara/Kendra, M, Word count: 156 )

2) Dancing, Kara/Kendra, T, Word count: 159 )

3) Are You Frightened?, Kara/Kendra, Adult, Word count: 323 )

4) Poker Face, Kara/Kendra, T, Word count: 142 )

5) Sleep, Kara/Kendra, T, Word count: 163 )

6) As Bad as it Looks, Kara/Kendra, Adult, Word count: 131 )

7) XO's Quarters, Kara/Kendra, Adult, Word count: 222 )

8) The Smell of Rain, Kara/Kendra, PG, Word count: 176 )

9) Sheets, Kara/Kendra, T, Word count: 102 )

10) Morgue, Kara/Kendra, T, Word count: 329 )

11) First Meeting, Kara/Kendra, PG, Word count: 143 )

12) Pool Shark, Kara/Kendra, T, Word count: 144 )

13) A Bad Influence, Kara/Kendra, T, Word count: 157 )

14) Rock/paper/scissors, Kara/Kendra, Adult, Word count: 112 )

15) Last Minute Shit, Kara/Kendra, T, Word count: 100 )

16) Sigh, Kara/Kendra, T, Word count: 124 )


They all seem a whole lot shorter formatted like this. :/
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Welp, I did my duty.



How it feels to vote in a blood-red state.



Only minus the paper. Seriously. Electronic voting is so unsatisfying. You tap a really crappy, old-school touchscreen a few times and a message pops up saying that your ballot has been cast. CAN I GET A RECEIPT PLEASE PEOPLE?

Anyway, I suppose there's something to be said for contributing to a popular mandate, if nothing else. I just wish my pet issue – institutional reform – would start to get some attention. If someone put proportional representation on the ballot, even just for local elections, you'd see me going door-to-door every single day.

Meme

Nov. 5th, 2012 07:33 am
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Borrowed from mermaidfangs.

So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious but you have no idea about, or something obscure you just have to know. Ask away. All topics are open for discussion.
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For rirenec

Title: Privileges of Rank
Pairing: Kara/Kendra
Rating/Warnings: T
Summary: AU. Kara and her pilots have a little fun in the rec room.
Privileges of Rank )
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From rirenec:

"I adore you ladies. You are the best and kindest and most brilliant bunch of people.

On this note, I am going to start a meme.

Comment below with one nice thing I can do for you, then repost this to your own journal and pass the kindness on.

The nice thing can be anything. A compliment, a ficlet, a review of a story or a recommendation. Anything within the realms of LJ; even charity gifts if you have one you’d like. I am yours. If your thing is something bigger, it may take me a while, but I will try.

*hugs*"


I'd like to add graphics to the list. I should be free most of Saturday. Let's do this!

Sigtags

Aug. 23rd, 2012 09:36 am
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Hmm. Looks like I haven't posted anything in a while. Oh well. I just haven't had much time between the start of the new semester and trying to get all my Twelve Colonies stuff finished.

I suppose I could post some of my Twelve Colonies work. Hmm. I don't think we're supposed to share stuff we haven't voted on yet. That leaves sigtags! Here are a few I've made.

Sigtags )

Yay Bread!

Aug. 3rd, 2012 06:28 pm
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I finally got off my butt and baked some bread! Probably the first time in at least 5 years.

Kneading has that fun-and-novel feeling again!

Lets see how long that lasts.

I used the recipe I found on Girlichef's website. I loved the fact that it gave me an excuse to buy my favorite beer. :) For convenience, I substituted bread flour in place of the all-purpose flour, the gluten, and the wheat germ. It was easy enough to grind the oats using a regular blender.

Pictures! )
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