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Jul. 15th, 2015 10:20 pm
archersangel: (Default)
thanks to[personal profile] zats_clear  i now have a dreamwidth journal! may you always have pictures to caption & the inspiration to caption them. (to explain: she used to post screnecaps of SG-1 episodes with captions)

about me & this blog )

about the avatars/icons )

is it your birthday? if it is, i've most likely forgot it. sorry. if you or someone has made an entry on it i'll express my wishes for a good day there. if not, here they are now!
happy birthday, joyeux anniversaire, buon compleanno, plurimos annos, feliz aniversário, feliz cumpleaños, С Днем Рождения, födelsedagen, breithlá sona. that should cover it

also some links that i find interesting

fiction books that i like
nonfiction books i recommend
star trek books that i like
books that i do not recommend
links for writers of fan fiction & original fic.
archersangel: (3-sentence fic)
it just started on nov. 25 over at [livejournal.com profile] caramelsilver 's so go & post a prompt or answer one or tow yourself.

i did one already;
 
Star Wars, Han/Leia, Tied Down  )

archersangel: by nomadicwriter on LJ (peace)
i did this a few times & decided to re-post it.

not just for the holidays, but for any gift giving occasion.

edwardrhamiliton.com the place for books. some of the books are slightly damaged & if you don't mind that these are good bargains. i've bought from them for years and really like this company. the have the added bonus of having an actual catalog that you can have sent to your home, or one of you're friend's homes. most of their orders ship within 48 hours of them getting your order so i wouldn't do last-minute stuff with them.

sock dreams the place for socks & stockings. i've never used them, but heard many good things. if you, or someone on your list, likes unique socks and/or stockings this is the place to shop.

[deviantart.com profile] humon  on deviantart who does scandinavia and the world has some merchandise now. (never got anything from here)

booksfree which is like netflix for books. they have various rental plans for 2 to 20 books at a time. take as long as you want to read then & then ship them back. they're all paperback editions, they also have MP3 & CD audio books and children's books. you can even have a combo plan. they usually have a 50% off the first month thing going on, so you use that to try it.

the guy who does rejected princesses has posters for sale, calendars & cards too. and now he has a RP book with a bunch of new entries.

adagio tea sells loose-leaf teas & tea paraphernalia. they have all kinds; black, decaf, green, etc. & even fandom blends! (it's better to search for the one you're interested in, than to look through their list) there could be more than one for what you're interested in. for example; there are a couple for daniel jackson of SG-1, so read the flavor description to see if it's something you might like. they sell sample tins that make about 5 cups (except for some which are 10 or the ice tea, which is 6 pouches that make 40oz), so you can try it before committing to a larger amount.
they even tell you at what temperature & how long to steep the teas for.
make sure you read the whole page for the tea you're interested in, as some are higher in caffeine than others. (never got anything from them)


a warning

Nov. 23rd, 2016 06:26 pm
archersangel: ("normal")
from [personal profile] twistedchick 
Reposted from my Facebook entry:

There is a supposed survey with Trump's and Pence's logo at the top that is alleged to be an official survey of attitudes toward their plans. Don't take it. Don't fill it out. Don't put your name on it.

It is deceptive to the max. It gives you the titles of bills they plan to submit to Congress, and programs they plan to do -- but these are doublespeak. It does not give you enough information to correctly interpret what you are being asked. The 'questions' are misleading, biased, incomplete, inadequate. For example, the 'infrastructure' plan to rebuilt highways (and that's all you're told -- do you like it or not?) is actually about privatizing them, selling them to individuals and making them all toll roads. But they don't tell you that. It's the same with everything else on this so-called survey -- all of it is 1984-style doublespeak, lies. There is no place to say that you are against anything, just 'no comment' -- so from the start the entire thing is biased, incorrect, not valid for true statistical measurement.

A valid survey would give you options similar to these: Like very much, like a little, neutral, dislike a little, dislike very much. This survey's choices are: Highly important, somewhat important, not important, no opinion. Do you see the difference? There is no way to say you oppose anything, only that you have no opinion -- which is a lie, if you are motivated enough to take the survey in the first place.

Let me also point out that posting it on Facebook is not a statistically correct way of obtaining survey results. Those who reply will be self-selected; there is no way to evaluate the respondents in any way to make sure there is a representative sampling of people from all viewpoints and geographic locations. In a real survey, respondents are carefully selected to make sure they meet the criteria set up by the surveyors -- for example, geographic location, income level, race, political views, age. There is no way to do that online. Respondents are likely to be either rampant Trump/Pence supporters or people who are deeply opposed -- but since the survey is slanted toward Trump/Pence support, anything else won't be measured properly.

I have written surveys. I have done surveying for elections and other purposes. This is not how it is done. None of this is professionally done. None of it is properly organized. There is no way to use this survey to arrive at a statistically correct result of any kind.

I suspect that what this is for is to collect the names of US citizens. I do not know why. But this thing is so fake, so purposely skewed to favor the incoming administration, that it cannot have a neutral or good purpose.

Don't fill it out. Don't answer it. Do please feel free to repost what I have written here.
archersangel: (food)

1. What is your favorite 'food' holiday?
i think thanksgiving.

2. Do you prefer ham or turkey (or tofu turkey)?
i think ham.

3. Do you anticipate or dread seeing your relatives for the holidays?
mostly dread.

4. When do you start listening to Christmas carols (for real, you can tell us)?
i'd willing do it on dec. 1 i hate that it stars earlier every year.

5. How are you feeling right now with regards to the upcoming holiday season?
meh.

see what other people said over here at [community profile] thefridayfive 

archersangel: (Default)
well once again spoiler ), i wonder when they'll get tired of that.

and another spoiler )

archersangel: (Default)
i'm not a fan of football, but i saw a couple minutes of the notre dame/army game today & when did notre dame change their colors?

they used to have a nice navy & gold & now its a combo of baby crap yellow & olive drab with a crap type set for the numbers. i was sick to my stomach.

a check of wikipedia ways that the colors are still blue & gold so maybe it was just for the army game. still, crap colors.

a reminder

Nov. 5th, 2016 04:36 pm
archersangel: (keep calm)
you need to to that whole fall-back thing tonight.

most computers & electronics should to it on their own, don't forget about an clocks (analog or digital) that you have in your house.

a lot of bboards & forums have a daylight savings option, check your settings to see if  that's an option.
archersangel: (bored)
nanowrimo is soon, so here are 3 more things to help a writer. for a bunch more look here.

found via [tumblr.com profile] bi-est-witch-of-middleearth words to replace said, grouped by attitude.

found via [tumblr.com profile] annabellioncourt another version of a character worksheet. with places for favorite/least favorite things, family relationships, habits, background & goals.

found via [tumblr.com profile] jbk405 how far can a person realistically travel in a day. examples for walking, horse riding, various forms of sea travel & even message by pigeon.

archersangel: (USA sheep)

1. What was your first word?
i think it was mama.

2. How old were you?
whatever age kids typically start talking.

3. Who heard you say it?
most likely my mom.

4. Did you have trouble pronouncing any words as a kid?
i have trouble with S, SH, & Ch sounds.

5. Are there any words you consistantly mispronounce today? [sic]
see above answer.

to look at other people's answers, check out [community profile] thefridayfive 
archersangel: (fustration)
the amazing race still doesn't have an air date. CBS usually as two a year, one in the spring & one in the fall. but because the network picked up full seasons of a couple of shows, i guess there's no room on the schedule.

'The Amazing Race,' Season 29 can get delayed further as CBS might be thinking of stretching the show into 2017, reports Enstarz. According to the news outlet, the wait is surely going to be unbearable for the fans but it may not be that bad too. CBS has not made any announcement regarding the return of Season 29 despite the fact that it has been completely filmed and is ready to air. The Fall TV lineup of the network did not mention anything about the show and it does not look like any announcement will be made in near future.

more here at headlines & global news



they should air it sooner, rather than later if for no other reason than to annoy d*nald t*rump because TAR kept winning emmys when his reality show didn't.
His claims that the Emmys were rigged against his show The Apprentice came back to haunt him during the third and final presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, when his claims the election is rigged were brought up, and she used his comments about the Emmys being rigged against him-and in favor of The Amazing Race, which has won 10 Emmys-to prove it was his way of thinking when things didn't go his way.

more here at enstars


archersangel: (unique)
what i wanted to post about was NCIS: NOLA (what's new?)

i was completely indifferent to the new woman in this week's episode, i suppose i was too distracted by trying to figure out why the actress who played sebastian lund's mother looked familiar. (it was wendie malick)

while looking for the ratings i found NCIS: NOLA got 65% on rotten tomatoes (i didn't know they did TV shows) 6.9 our of 10 on imdb & 5.4 our of 10 on tv.com

according to bythenumbers.zap2it the rating for this week, oct. 18, are only 9.56 million (come on people!)

but according to the same site:
Let’s get this out of the way: “NCIS: New Orleans” will be back in 2017-18. It’s covered by the Third Season Rule, which states that shows in their third full season, which are produced by their network’s affiliated studio, just about always get a fourth season.

“NCIS: New Orleans” fits all those criteria, and it’s a shoo-in to go to the very green syndication pastures its fellow “NCIS” shows enjoy. All that is a good thing for the show, especially at this moment, because it’s not doing especially well in the ratings.


i hope they're right.



archersangel: (fustration)
....you have an idea for something that you want to post and then forget what the frell it was?
archersangel: (sarcastic)
third verse, same as the first: i don't really care for the new woman.

might have disliked her a smidgen less after this week's episode. i read somewhere that in the sixth episode their going to reveal a more vulnerable side to the character & that will all magically make us like her. *gag*

it doesn't matter one bit if the viewers start to like her, if the rating keep going down like they are this is the end of the series.

archersangel: (blah)
from [tumblr.com profile] maxkirin found via [tumblr.com profile] jabletown

from the post:
It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports.

archersangel: (geek girl)
the rating are down. that is thought to be the result of brody being written out & gary glassberg's passing just last month.
After his death, another blow came to the show with the departure of Zoe McLellan‘s departure from the show, which further affected the show’s ratings. From its 11 to 12 million viewers during its premiere episode for season 3, the ratings are going downhill from there. Although the second episode rating showed some improvements, it is still low compared to what the show has been expecting.

The show has to find something to renew the interest of its viewers. Something that will take their minds away from the recent developments happening in the show. If such performance continues, there is a possibility that this could be the show’s last season.

and it doesn't help that stupid CBS moved it to 10 pm on tuesdays in favor of that stupid bull show.

also brody's replacement seems to have a hard time fitting in. the actress as well as the character.
Vanessa Ferlito, on the other hand, said in a report that she might find it a real struggle to fit in the big shoes of McLellan’s character. Furthermore she said that it is a “New Orleans thing” which means that they are “territorial.” The new cast member added that this is the gang’s place and that they are proud of New Orleans. She even described the city as a “tight-knit community.”


come on people! i'm not happy with this change, but i want to have scott bakula on my tv on a regular basis. *sigh* maybe those goofy cult of scott bakula people are right & his career did die for our sins.


archersangel: (fustration)
back in april i posted about the shoes i got just 2 years prior coming apart.  well about a week ago i glued them back together using stuff called goop. and wore them out a few days ago. so far they're holding up, but they apparently don't squeak any more. not so far at least. but they do creak some though.

but now the boots that i got only last year are coming apart. *head desk* i glued the area where the separation is, but now more of  were the sole joins to the main part is separating, so i have to try to fix that.

i know these companies want to make money, but why can't they have stuff that last more than a few (3-4) years? and don't tell me that more expensive shoes last longer, because that's bull. several years ago my brother bought a $70 pair of shoes (on sale from $140) & they only lasted about two years. and he didn't even wear them every day.

archersangel: (bananas)
i just noticed on my calendar (have to get a 2017 one soon) that it doesn't have halloween listed on oct. 31, just a little drawing of a pumpkin. i looked at christmas, thanksgiving, veteran's day & they all have the holiday name listed.

the only thing i can figure is that some very religious person who worked on these things is so against halloween that they refused to put the name on the day, but still had to indicate the holiday.

Poll #17691 what do you think of halloween?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 0


what's your thought about halloween?

View Answers

(mostly) harmless fun
0 (0.0%)

the devil's holiday
0 (0.0%)

i don't care about halloween
0 (0.0%)


archersangel: (hufflepuff sheep)
done by [tumblr.com profile] colormayfade found via [tumblr.com profile] batsintheshadows


I’ve had this prompt generator I put together for a while now, so I thought I’d share the link for anyone who needs an inspiration. There are:

3 150 au ideas
900 humoristic sentence/dialogue prompts
85 other sentence prompts
180 movie/show/book AUs, 179 setting AUs, 84 profession AUs
56 relationship and 217 theme ideas

You can shuffle each category independently or just refresh the whole page . The generator works just as good on the phone.


archersangel: (USA sheep)
just FYI, i don't post scary/gory stuff for halloween.

the most you might get is cartoon skeletons, black cats, ghosts, or witches. maybe a jack 'o lantern. and if there are links in anything (either the article or comments) that i do post that leads to something scary/gory, i apologize.



*well, for most. some have been in "halloween mode" since sept. 1

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