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Firstly: Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] poetheather!

Secondly: Various updates and so forth.

I finished my fic for [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang. I still need to work like a mad thing on [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang, [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang, and [livejournal.com profile] hp_triangle. I know that my Star Trek fic is about Gaila (and have spent WAAAAAAYYY too much time and energy on creating Orion words for family members, and not nearly enough on the plot for this point in the process). I want to write a Sam/Dean/OFC SPN story for the Poly Big Bang (though by that I mean that Sam/OFC and Dean/OFC are going on simultaneously without any direct Sam/Dean-ness involved). If there's anyone out there on my lovely flist who's fluent in seasons 1 and 2 of SPN who wants to be a reader/cheerleader, then I would be much obliged. My HP Triangle fic should be much shorter, but I have a lot of world-shifting to deal with since it's AU. Oh, and I picked up one of the orphan pieces of art on [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang so that's another at least 500 words I need to write.

My brain has been eaten by Little Mosque on the Prairie This is one of those shows that just frickin' makes. me. happy.

Right this minute I have a headache like whoa. Well, it's actually my neck and back but it's because of and causing (simultaneously) the headache, so it's a headache. I want ice cream and more eps of Little Mosque and maybe to finish Phoenix and Ashes.

And hey, Uhura is suing Captain Cragen on Law & Order: SVU right now. Hunh.

I need a strategy for the new TV season. I'm OCD like that. I feel kind of... adrift because VCR recording isn't in the cards anymore, but I don't have anything like a TIVO either. I need to figure out what I want to keep up with and watch, and when it's on and where the eps are online in case I miss it. It may be time for a new TV post/round-up. Probably yeah.

[livejournal.com profile] whedonland is kicking my ass, and [livejournal.com profile] legendland is making me happy. I apparently don't have enough of a driving interest in enough of the Whedonverse (which is weird since the only parts I don't like so much are seasons 4-7 of Buffy and seasons 4 and 5 of Angel.) I can't tell if those are just the parts that most everyone else focuses on, or if I'm just on crack or something? But [livejournal.com profile] legendland is AWESOME. Except that I stayed up way too late last night and was too frickin' tired from the weekend to get any headers done and submitted for the header challenge, and don't really have enough interest in Richard or Denna by themselves to do headers for them.

Oh, and I've discovered LiveMocha which is a really, really awesome language learning site. It uses a really mixed up audio/visual/writing/speaking/quizzes/flashcards sort of method as well as user-helping-user elements that are really neat. When you submit a written or spoken exercise, it tags people who speak the language you're trying to learn to check over it, and sometimes pings you to check things for others. I kind of love it so far, but I wish it had Hebrew. :( (I'm doing Japanese, French, and Greek right now, though.)

I have religious ponderings too, but they seem kind of out of place shoved in here at the end. So I'll have to save them for another post.

Date: 2009-09-09 03:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] celli
*pounces on livemocha* They have Arabic! I've been looking for a way to learn Arabic that doesn't cost a ton! You're my FAVORITE. :)

Date: 2009-09-09 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybermathwitch.livejournal.com
Whhhhheeeeeeeeeeeee! :)

I actually poked at the arabic, but I don't have enough (read: any at all) grasp of the writing to jump into anything else yet. I need to visit OmniGlot (http://www.omniglot.com) and get that figured our first. What I'm really hoping though is that they add Hebrew soon.

Date: 2009-09-09 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tn-tiger.livejournal.com
Y'know, sometimes I am not a swift Tiger. When you were blogging about Legend of the Seeker earlier, I didn't make the connection that it was based on the Goodkind books. Is there a huge swath of torture porn in the first season? Because that's what I remember of the first book.

(though by that I mean that Sam/OFC and Dean/OFC are going on simultaneously without any direct Sam/Dean-ness involved)
To me, this is so obvious an so potentially hot that I don't know why there's so much Wincest and not more of this.

Date: 2009-09-09 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybermathwitch.livejournal.com
Y'know, sometimes I am not a swift Tiger. When you were blogging about Legend of the Seeker earlier, I didn't make the connection that it was based on the Goodkind books. Is there a huge swath of torture porn in the first season? Because that's what I remember of the first book.

The very first thing you have to understand about my deep and abiding love of this tv series, is that I HATE the books rather passionately. Actually, it took me five-freakin'-evers to get into this series for two reasons. 1. I knew which books it was based on, and I hated them, and 2. I knew it was the same production team from Xena and Hercules and I've never liked that story-telling style too terribly much. But a friend kept talking about it and talking about it so I tried it.

It is radically different from the book series. For one thing, the main characters occasionally catch a break, unlike the ones in the book. I'm all for angst, believe me, but dude, if you never let up and let the characters have some enjoyment or happy times, then it just sucks. I direct you to Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" for further examples. The basic idea behind the magical system(s), the world, the situation, and the characters are there, but it's "based" on the books. It is not a direct adaptation. I'm ok with this, but some people are pretty violently not. Sucks to be them, they're missing the fun. And oh, is it ever fun. ;) (I direct your attention to the userpic on this comment and on the comment from [livejournal.com profile] alorarose directly below.)

Now, the Mord Sith *are* in the tv series, and there is one episode in particular, "Denna," which deals with them and has quite a bit of overt BDSM content. They do it pretty tastefully, but they do go there, cause, well, it's a HUGE factor in the overall magic system, world, and story. It's in no way, shape, or form the entirety of the story though.

I highly recommend it.

(though by that I mean that Sam/OFC and Dean/OFC are going on simultaneously without any direct Sam/Dean-ness involved)
To me, this is so obvious an so potentially hot that I don't know why there's so much Wincest and not more of this.


No clue. Absolutely no clue.

Date: 2009-09-09 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alorarose.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] legendland is just...absolutely awesome and FUN! I just plowed through the sudoku puzzle she posted this morning.

You wanna learn hebrew? I can totally help you with that. I should look for the books I used when I was little. I still have them.

Date: 2009-09-09 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybermathwitch.livejournal.com
::ears perk up:: Sudoku? There's Sudoku? Oooh... must go play!

Yes, I really, really want to learn Hebrew, and help would be awesome and appreciated!

I'm not Jewish by descent or religion, except that one of my best friends is a Jewish Witch and has been focusing more and more on the Jewish part of that equation the last few years and it has really, really appealed to me. Actually, I think the only thing keeping me from seeking out conversion classes is that I have a different concept of god than Judaism does, and there's not a secular/humanist Jewish community anywhere near us.

Date: 2009-09-09 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alorarose.livejournal.com
I reeeaaally need to brush up on my Hebrew so helping you would definitely help me. I've been learning on and off since first grade, so naturally I've lost most of my vocabulary, haha.

I heard that there's a lot of studying involved in converting to Judaism... I dunno. If you want to believe in something, I think you shouldn't have to go through this whole formal thing.

Date: 2009-09-09 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ez-as-pi.livejournal.com
oh, I'm gonna check out the mocha website. A coworker of mine is going to France, so we've been attempting pathetically to learn some French :D

Date: 2009-09-10 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybermathwitch.livejournal.com
Sweet! I'm cybermathwitch over there, if you want to friend me.

Date: 2009-09-13 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daybreak777.livejournal.com
Woot, you! I can't wait to read all of the Hermione Big Bang stories, especially yours! When does the archive go live?

Date: 2009-09-13 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybermathwitch.livejournal.com
Hermione's Birthday, September 19th. :)

::has warm fuzzies.:: Thank you! :)

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