Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Change in Claudia's Con Book

stlscape just posted the following on the Dom:

There has been a date change for submissions to Claudia's con book - new date & time is Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 10:00 a.m. Central. (Snurched from http://terrafirmascapers.com/index.php?topic=4898.0)

So, if you've been waiting to do your entry for her book, you'll need to send it out before 10am tomorrow. Please pass the word!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Naming Hurricanes

from The Sunday Seven at Patrick's Place

There are five letters of the alphabet not involved in hurricane names.  Apparently, no one wanted to show the love to the letters Q, U, X, Y or Z.  Pick one of those five letters and come up with seven names, male and female, that you'd use for hurricanes.  (Six names would be required for the current set of six lists, and the seventh name would be a back-up in case one of the first six needs to be retired.)

1. Zander
2. Zachary
3. Zebediah
4. Zeke
5. Zane
6. Zeus
7. Zowie

1. Zena
2. Zoe
3. Zenobia
3. Zara
4. Zipporah
5. Zelda
6. Zinnia
7. Zhaan

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Your Personality Is

Rational (NT)

You are both logical and creative. You are full of ideas.
You are so rational that you analyze everything. This drives people a little crazy!

Intelligence is important to you. You always like to be around smart people.
In fact, you're often a little short with people who don't impress you mentally.

You seem distant to some - but it's usually because you're deep in thought.
Those who understand you best are fellow Rationals.

In love, you tend to approach things with logic. You seek a compatible mate - who is also very intelligent.

At work, you tend to gravitate toward idea building careers - like programming, medicine, or academia.

With others, you are very honest and direct. People often can't take your criticism well.

As far as your looks go, you're coasting on what you were born with. You think fashion is silly.

On weekends, you spend most of your time thinking, experimenting with new ideas, or learning new things.
Alchera Project: Beautiful Things

List/Option No. Four: It was hard to keep the lists reasonable in length, so I narrowed them down to no more than 10 (leaving off similar items, etc.) & listed them in no particular order.

Beautiful Places
1. New Zealand
2. Hawaii
3. White Mountains, New Hampshire
4. the mansions in Newport, RI
5. Cape Cod, MA
6. Shelburne Farms, Vermont
7. Europe
8. Japan
9. anywhere with a castle

Beautiful Castles
1. Neuschwanstein, Bavaria
2. Chambord Castle, France
3. Leeds Castle, UK
4. Chenonceau aka Chateau de Femmes, France
5. Linderhof Castle, Germany
6. Chaumont, France
7. Peles Castle
8. Versailles, France (technically a palace, I guess)
9. Taj Mahal (also technically a palace)

Beautiful Boston
1. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
2. Public Garden
3. Christian Science Center
4. Boston Common
5. the Waterfront/HarborWalk
6. Beacon Hill

Beautiful Languages
1. French
2. Gaelic
3. English
4. Italian
5. Welsh

Beautiful Sounds
1. child’s laughter
2. birds chirping on a sunny spring morning
3. crickets on a quiet summer night
4. tap-dancing feet (including Flamenco or other tap-styled dance)
5. the words “I Love You”

Beautiful Songs
1. Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes”
2. Sarah McLachlan’s “Possession”
3. Enya’s “Oiche Chiun (Silent Night)”
4. Isaac Albeniz’ “Asturias”
5. Sting’s “Fragile”
6. Ave Maria
7. Judy Garland’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
8. Israel K.’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World”
9. Silent Night
10. Dido’s “Here With Me”

Beautiful Dances
1. Flamenco
2. Waltz
3. Tango
4. Tap Dance
5. any freestyle dance performed by a young child who was moved to dance by the music playing

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Burbank Con Books 2005

The following con book list has been snurched, in its entirety, from Terra Firma. New to the world of convention books? Read Con Books 101 first.

* Please remember NOT to submit unpublished written works such as short stories, scripts, etc. The cast members may not read unpublished works due to legal issues that could arise at a later date.
Claudia Black (Aeryn) - blueaeryn - due Nov. 4 - send to blueaeryn@gmail.comOut of respect for Claudia Black's wishes to keep her personal life private, please do NOT include certain good-intentioned and well-meaning congratulations in your letters to her. - BA
Ben Browder (Crichton) - Elnea - due Nov. 4 - send to BensFanBook@aol.comPlease see THIS post before submitting anything for Ben's book.
Francesca Buller (MLee, roNA, Raxil, Ahkna) - Egraine - due Nov. 4 - send to Natira722@yahoo.com
Bianca Chiminello (Jenavian Chatto) - jeffrabb - due Nov. 4 - send to jeff_detours@yahoo.comPlease follow the same submission rules as for Ben's book - jeffrabb.
Gigi Edgley (Chiana) - LoyalVassalPatsy - due Nov. 4 - send to GigiConbook05@hotmail.com
David Franklin (Braca)jagwriter78 - due Nov. 4 - send to jagwriter78@yahoo.com
Paul Goddard (Stark) - AerynSG - due Nov. 4 - send to AerynSG@gmail.com
Guy Gross (music) - Xenajules - due Nov. 4 - send to xenajules2@gmail.com
Jonathan Hardy (voice of Rygel, Kahaynu) - JustPlainLisa - due Nov. 4 - send to Lmd1888@aol.com (Put Jonathan's Con Book in subject line.)
Virginia Hey (Zhaan) - Deadman - due Nov. 4 - send to lastrideusa@yahoo.com (Put Virginia's Con Book in subject line.)
Raelee Hill (Sikozu) - teddybear82 - dueNov. 4 - send to teddybear82@gmail.com
Wayne Pygram (Scorpius) - divinedaydreams - due Nov. 4 - send to BookScaping@comcast.net
Rebecca Riggs (Grayza)jagwriter78 - due Nov. 4 - send to jagwriter78@yahoo.com
Anthony Simcoe (D'Argo) - Deadman - due Nov. 4 - send to lastrideusa@yahoo.com (Put Anthony's Con Book in subject line.)
Lani Tupu (Crais, voice of Pilot) - KCLyn - due Nov. 4 - send to kclynnn@yahoo.com

If you want to mail something for the con book, try emailing the con book organizer for his/her address. Some do accept submissions by mail; others don't.

*cross-posted to Live Journal and Greatest Journal.
Booked by 3

I'd orginally posted this in my Live Journal, but thought to myself, hey, why not post it here as well?, so here's a fun little meme from Shelley's Book Shelf.

Name up to three in each category that have moved you or stayed with you, and for extra credit (heh), quote a favorite line or passage.

1. Poem: Jabberwocky (Lewis Carroll), The Tiger (William Blake), The Road Less Traveled (Robert Frost)
- So rested he by the TumTum tree and stood awhile in thought (Jabberwocky)
- Tiger, tiger, burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? (The Tiger)
- Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference (The Road Less Traveled)

2. Play: A Doll's House (Henrik Ibsen), Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare)

3. Short story or novel: The Dead Past (Isaac Asimov, 1956), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (Lewis Carroll)
- It was a pleasure to burn. (Fahrenheit 451)
- 'No, no!' said the Queen. 'Sentence first--verdict afterwards.' (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)

Okay, so #3 is a bit of a cheat since I listed two seperate Lewis Carroll stories, but well, they're both Alice so .. I'm keeping them as is. =)

Oh! and I just found out that I haven't missed everything that I thought I'd missed due to good ol' procrastination. National Novel Writing Month starts in November! Yay! I haven't missed NaNoWriMo so I think I'll head on over there and sign up. =)

Elnea, the woman putting together this year's con book, has given permission to use the graphic wherever you'd like to spread the word. In fact, she encourages you to do so! ;P So please feel free to snurch and spread around at all your favorite Farscape and SG-1 sites.

If you're wondering what a con (appreciation) book is, please visit Con Books 101 for an explanation.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.
-- J.R.R. Tolkien

Mr. Tolkien had it pegged. No job gets done if you don't start it to begin with. In my experience, putting things off is not the best course, most of the time. I've been plagued by procrastination a lot lately, and it's gotten the better of me, I'm afraid. Among the many projects that have suffered are some videos I've been working on and some writing I wanted to get started on. What Mr. Tolkien failed to mention is that the longer one takes to start a project, the more tired one becomes as deadlines loom. *sigh* I am so tired right now.

I missed the Blogging4Books deadline. I hadn't even written my entry yet, just a few lines scribbled inside my head. Still, it would've been nice to try.

I haven't yet missed the con book deadlines of Nov. 4, but I haven't yet sat down to write a message either. The deadline for Creation's Farscape video contest is Nov. 1, and I've yet to burn my vids (ones I finished awhile back) to DVD. The month is almost half over!

I have yet to schedule my dentist appointment, regular doctor's appointment or my appointment for a hair cut.

Actually, I could make a long list of items on my to-do list which I have yet to tackle. Maybe accomplishing one or two items a day will help me get back into the swing of things? We'll see.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

"What is the use of a book", thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations"?

For all the bibliophiles, Lewis Carroll's original handwritten manuscript Alice's Adventures Underground is now available online (as a Flash document) in the British Library's Turning the Pages collection of books. They've got quite an impressive collection of other works as well.

(cross-posted at my Live Journal .. last month *g* .. how could I have forgotten to post this here? .. *sigh*)

I often toy with the idea of joining something like the Lewis Carroll Society or the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Many of my friends love Alice as much as I do, but it'd be cool to be a part of one of the above societies. I think I'd learn so much more through them. ;-)

That reminds me! Was anyone else aware that the Libary of Congress has The Lewis Carroll Scrapbook?

Lastly, I stumbled upon The Invisible Library today. That is such a cool concept. Either that or I'm just easily amused. ;p