Thursday, January 29, 2004

The Wee Folk

Yesterday I had fairies on the brain (don't ask :P), so I did some searches online for the same. I came upon an enchanting site called The Faery Crossing which has all you wanted to know about Faeries. =)

I also took a quiz, Which type of Faery Folk are you?

Sylph
You are a Sylph!
The sylphs are the air spirits. Their element has
the highest vibratory rate of the four (beside
earth, fire, water). They live hundreds of
years, often reaching one thousand and never
seeming to get old. They are said to live on
the tops of mountains. The leader of the sylphs
is a being called Paralda who is said to dwell
on the highest mountain of Earth.

Sylphs often assume human form but only for short
periods of time. The vary in size and can be as
large as a human. They are volatile and
changeable. The winds are their particular
vehicle. The work through the gases and ethers
of the Earth and are kindly toward humans.
Slyphs are usually seen with wings, looking
like cherubs or fairies. Because of their
connection to air, which is associated with the
mental aspect, one of their functions is to
help humans receive inspiration. The sylphs are
drawn to those who use their minds,
particularly those in creative arts.


Which Type Of Faery Folk Are You?
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I stumbled upon information on the Fairy Penguin, the smallest species of penguin found only in Australia and New Zealand

A few more clicks and there was a site with Goth Fairy Paper Dolls.

Following one of the banners led me to Nocturna.net, and back on the search engine I saw a collection of Russian fairy tales.

If you're familiar with "The Pressed Fairy Book," you'll want to check out R.S.P.C.F. or The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies (hee!) ... yes, someone made a site! =)

Finally, have a look at some information on Fairy Art and Fairy Postcards to send to all your online friends.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Kitty Update and Con Ramblings

Tigger's okay. =) We paid the ER vet a call on Sunday. I won't go into the specifics on that, but those of you who know Tiggy will have major sympathy for the vet, her assistant, and Tigger himself. Stressed is the polite way to describe my cat when he goes for a vet visit. At least now we know it's nothing devastating (arthritis) and his claws have been clipped. ;-)

Onto the convention ramblings ...

The response to Escapade has been great. FYI, the con is June 25-27, 2004 at the Boston Radisson, but the fun starts June 24th. We're thinking of a group outing that night and other nights as well. Keep checking the website for updates on that. ;-) Book your room with the Radisson at a special convention rate of $139 per night for single/double. ($20 extra per named person, per night) Cut off date for this special rate is June 3. Call 1-800-333-3333 or 1-617-482-1800 to make your reservations (ask for the "Farscape" convention rate). To register for the con itself, please visit the registration page at www.escapadeboston.com. Pre-registration is as follows:

3-Day Registration, including banquet ticket: $60
3-Day Registration, NO banquet ticket: $35
Saturday only, including banquet ticket: $50
Saturday only: $25
Sunday only: $20
Friday only: $15

If you have specific programming ideas or questions, please contact programming@escapadeboston.com or find the appropriate person on our contact page.

United Fan Con East is happening March 26-28, 2004 at the Marriott Hotel in Quincy, MA. Why not ask them to invite some of the Farscape cast to the con? They won't know you're interested if you don't tell them! ;-) Email chairman@unitedfancon.com or visit their contact page for the other email addresses. =)


Monday, January 26, 2004

Sunday, January 25, 2004

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Gone Fishin’

Although it means missing the opportunity to tape the Lion Dance ... again, I opted not to head to Chinatown’s New Year’s celebrations today. It’s too cold, and I’d have to catch an early bus inorder to be in Boston on time. If it weren’t so cold, I could justify standing there with my camcorder and hanging out ‘til the next train back, but the weather report says otherwise. *sigh*

Plus, Tiggy’s foot is ... well, not quite right, and I want to keep an eye on him today. I know the vet told my sister to wait a few days, but when I came home last night and saw him, I understood why my sister had described his foot as twisted and the limping as scary. He isn’t behaving any differently, and his foot/ leg doesn’t appear to hurt him, but still ... Dislocation keeps popping into my head, as does a dozen other possibilities. :-(

Yesterday was good, though it didn’t start that way, what with first my sister’s phone call (What happened to the cat’s leg?) and then my mother’s call (There’s a car up on the sidewalk ... and ambulances ... and lots of police cars ...). Work, however, wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been for a busy Saturday and afterwards was Chick Day. Never ate at Bugaboo Creek before. The food was tasty and the talking moose was fun, but I hadn’t realized it was a steak house, and I wasn’t in a meaty sorta mood. Still, I enjoyed lunch and even more so L.’s frightened confession when we first parked (I’ve never eaten moose before). I liked the movie, too, and no one kicked the backs of our seats, so that was a bonus. (Of course, J. sat in the only broken seat in the row but never said a word ‘til it was all over. She’s a patient soul.) The ending was well done, and like that Johnny Depp movie we saw in the Previews says The only thing that matters is the ending ... or something like that. If the ending is weak, then there’s no satisfaction for the viewer. Actually, I don’t agree competely with that statement because the beginning sets the tone and the middle tells the story, so they’re just important ... but anyway ... I’d recommend Big Fish to everyone and would like to see it again.

One of the topics discussed at lunch was Escapade, and I have to admit swinging from optomistic to pessismistic and back again on a regular basis (and this time was no different). Please, if you’re reading this & considering signing up and you have any questions or concerns or suggestions or comments in general, let me know! I’d really like to hear from you.

Also, I’ve added a link that I snurched from tarzanic. If you have an LJ just substitute your user name in place of “ctegan.” Please enjoy Ctegan’s News Network. *vbg*

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Year of the Monkey

I'm a little excited because I might actually make the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown in Boston this year! I've missed it *every year* that I've wanted to go. This year I might actually get there! yay!

So, interesting info. on the Year of the Monkey to be found here. :D (many thanks to crankygrrl for posting the link!)

I've always believed I was born in the year of the Rat. Read more?

That's what it always said at the Chinese restaurants. My year = year of the Rat ... but it turns out, at least according to the above site, that I'm *actually* the year of the Pig. Read more?

Turns out the year of the Rat started after my birthday. Huh ..

Well, in either case, my most harmonious time of the day occurs while I'm fast asleep. *vbg*
Escapade 2004 registration open!

Registration for the Boston Escapade convention in June is now officially open! :D

Please visit the site www.EscapadeBoston.com for more information, or go directly to the registration page to signup. =)

If you have a question, please contact registration@escapadeboston.com or give me a shout out and I'll do my best to answer it.

Hope to see you there!

Escapade 2004
Boston Radisson
June 24-27, 2004
Share the wonders!
http://www.escapadeboston.com

Monday, January 19, 2004

Weekend in New York

Friday morning I received a watch and ... something else ... for my birthday. (faulty memory) During the day, my email box received a few ecards. When I arrived home, I had a card waiting from my Dad. That night we blew out candles and enjoyed a double layer chocolate cake with strawberries.

Saturday, L. and I traveled to NYC where we met Trinity (S.), Dargo (I.) and ZGirl (L.H.) at Penn and then headed a few blocks over to play Lazer Tag! While waiting for our turn, we fed quarters to the video games and had a Tekken 4 challenge of sorts. S. has Nina’s moves down. lol Lazer Tag itself was awesome. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would (even though it was hot in those vests!) ... Although I’d been warned to hold down the front buttons while pulling the trigger (otherwise the shot won’t register), I kept forgetting to do so during Game One. lol Game Two’s scores were better. Green Team lost. Trinity, Dargo, and ZGirl were on the Red Team and actually had a good strategy for playing. I was on Green Team. We just went out there and hoped for the best. lol

It was my first time, and I’d love to do it again, maybe with more people. =)

We put on our best Charlie’s Angels poses (hee) in front of the briefing room (blame it on dehydration? *g*) before we searched out food and drink.

Dinner was at Planet Hollywood where service was not up to snuff, but I still enjoyed my Cobb Salad and had a great time anyway. Afterwards we made our way into Brooklyn where our host and hostess (I. and birthday girl S.) provided treats and drinks and a chocolate cheesecake birthday cake for me and S. (yum!) :D (I also got a cool little book of quotes from L.H.) We watched “Bringing Down the House” and “Galaxy Quest” before conking out around 3:30am.

Sunday was leisurely and relaxing. We woke up late (well, all except for poor I. who had to go to work) and watched a video of some Ty Treadway clips that L. had brought with her. Before we ventured to breakfast (Junior’s), I had the pleasure of reading one of the screenplays that S. is working on. She’s a talented writer from what I read, though I hope to look at it more closely soon.

We figured we’d be cutting it close if we went to Port Washington and decided to save that for another visit. The remaining hours before L. and my train was spent at the Manhattan Mall where we walked around a bit before sitting and chatting. S. & L.H. escorted us back to Penn, so L. & I could wait for our train (which was a little delayed, yet we still arrived at our destination on time).

Oh, and another present ... last Sunday, my sisters gave me a digital camcorder! :D

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Sad news ... my grandmother is back in the nursing home, for good now. She required more care at home than my uncle could handle alone, and my grandmother, being the independent woman that she is in spirit, wouldn’t cooperate with the caregivers that came to help.

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A little on conventions ...

My Scaper Con report is available for your perusal here. It’s more of a personal diary of the weekend and may not be of interest to everyone (which is why I have a Photos Only section). *g*

The wonderful Blue Lady committee will be taking a much needed rest in 2004 and “Scaper Con” will not be held, *but* there are several smaller Scaper conventions proposed around the country for next year, organized by fans. So far I know of two, one on each coast of the U.S. Wormhole West will be held in San Francisco in the Fall of 2004. They plan on inviting Farscape guests to their convention. A smaller, fans only (ie, no guests!) convention is being planned on the East Coast. Escapade, a fan-run Farscape convention based in Boston, will be held June 24-27, 2004. Please see the website for details.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Escapade! A New Farscape Fan Convention!

It's a new year.

We're getting new Farscape.

So how about a new Farscape fan convention?

Several Scapers have been hard at work planning a fan-run Farscape convention to take place this June in the wonderful city of Boston, Massachusetts.

Activities planned include a weekend-long panels, group outings, a fan fiction contest, a Saturday evening banquet, and many, many other fun things that we'll be announcing as they're finished.

Registration will open January 15; for more information and current updates, please check out the website at www.escapadeboston.com.

Thanks!

The Escapade Team