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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: (bananas)
tecnally, i'd be convirting my comment account (i think that's what it's called) to a regular account.

i'm not leaving DW, it's just that some communities will not let you post unless you have an LJ account. i guess several years & 6,000+ comments don't matter to them. also the blogger site keeps giving me trouble with logging in. one time the converted my .com to .nl, which is the netherlands. <_<

on that note: does anyone know if there's such a thing a retroactive cross-posting? like if i go & edit an entry here at DW is there an option to cross-post to LJ?

archersangel: (hufflepuff sheep)
i missed the date but the 23rd was the one-year anniversary of my gallbladder removal. (kept telling myself it's coming soon & then "soon" happened faster than i thought)

things are doing well. i haven't been getting major heartburn or ingestion (the anesthesiologist said that would happen when he asked if i had those problems) but i've had nights where i've eaten too much or the wrong combo of things & thought it might all make a return appearance.

once or twice i've gotten an aching pain in the upper middle part of my gut where i used to have a terrible cramp that was the first sign of what turned out to be gallbladder attacks. so i wonder, if the gallbladder is gone, what is hurting? luckily the pain is mild & doesn't last very long.

friday 5

Aug. 19th, 2016 03:46 pm
archersangel: by nomadicwriter on LJ (peace)

1. What’s your favorite way to stay cool in late summer?

the old splash water on one's self & drink cool drinks trick.

2. Are you ready for autumn yet?
in a way. i'm ready for cooler temperatures, but i'm not ready for hallowthanksmas (wal-mart already has candy corn!) or the pumpkin-spice assault to start up.

3. What do you have left to do before summer ends?
i did have a "to-do" list.

4. Has it been a good summer for you?
no.

5. Have you started Christmas shopping yet?
ha, ha, ha! no.

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

archersangel: (fustration)
the good news is that i got my history & bookmarks!

the bad news is that when you click on the address bar, it doesn't highlight what's there so you can type something new. you have to do control+A & then type. i don't get search suggestions when typing in the search bar at the top of the window. the font is different & other stuff that annoys me.

i may never guest used to this.
archersangel: (mad men me)
got if from [livejournal.com profile] kradical who got it from someone on facebook

the Q & A here )

linux mint

Aug. 16th, 2016 06:45 pm
archersangel: (confused)
my brother switched our desktop over from windows-whatever-number to linux mint.
i don't have my bookmarks or search history & it wouldn't except my log-in when we set it up because it was too short. i've had it since we got this computer in like 2004! *sigh* this is going to take some getting used to.
archersangel: i made this at iconmagic (trek)

On the same day CBS went on the defensive about the lack of diversity on its fall schedule, "Star Trek: Discovery" executive producer Bryan Fuller made clear that his new series will not have that problem.
Fuller announced Wednesday that the new show will feature a female lead character and honor the franchise's history of inclusion.

"'Star Trek' started with a wonderful expression of diversity in its cast. You had a Russian with a black woman and an Asian man amongst a Vulcan, which is a different kind of diversity," Fuller told reporters at a panel for the show at the Television Critics Association press tour. "We're absolutely continuing that tradition."
Fuller also said the new series will "absolutely" have a gay character.

read more here

and startrek.com has more details

still not sure if i will watch though.
archersangel: (food)

1. Do you like ketchup or tomatoes or both?
both.

2. Do you like grape jelly/jam or purple grapes or both?
i don't really care for either.

3. Do you like cider or apples or both?
apples

4. Do you like cream or milk or both?
milk

5. Do you like zucchini bread or zucchini or both?
i used to like fried zucchini, but i haven't had any in years.

see what others said over here at [community profile] thefridayfive 

archersangel: (confused)
i had a star trek dream (of sorts) the other day.

i was at some sort of sci-fi convention at a star trek panel, but couldn't make out who the actors were. someone from the audience during the Q & A part said that they were glad that star trek existed. the person on the panel replied with something like how they (the actors) wouldn't be there if on for the fans.
it turned into a mutual appreciation society with people in the audience raising their hands in a salute. with others doing the vlucan hand greeting (of course) and a few people looked like they were doing the hunger games salute.
then a song started playing. i think it might have been i'll stand by you by the pretenders, i just know it seemed familiar. then i saw gates mcfadden in the audience (where i was) complaining to marina sirtis that it was a over-used song & the other telling her that she liked it.

and that's when i woke up.

archersangel: (doing nothing)

1. Do you believe in reincarnation?
yes.

2. Have you ever felt that you knew someone the first time you met them?
no.

3. Have you ever visited a foreign country or city for the first time and found that you knew exactly where things were?
no. but that happened to my dad.

4. Have you ever looked in the mirror and 'seen' a different face?
no.

5. Is the belief in UFOs, aliens, physic powers, etc, growing because the belief in religion is dying?
maybe. but then again maybe people are more open-minded in regards to that sort of thing.

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

archersangel: (hufflepuff sheep)
it's a spoiler, if you haven't heard yet.

i should have known something like this would happen after the new cast member announcement. i'm a bit annoyed, but since i only watch for scott bakula, it doesn't matter all that much.
archersangel: (movies)
watched back to the future for like the 50th time last night & something occurred to me. people on-line wonder why marty's parents didn't recognize him as the guy that helped them get together. well, by the time he started looking like he did at 17 nearly 30 years had gone by & memory plays tricks on you.
lorraine remembers calvin/marty as being like some movie star. taller with wavy dark hair & brilliant blue eyes.
george remembers him as being a bit of nerd. shorter with mousy brown hair and either green or hazel eyes.
sometimes they recognize a gesture or tone of voice of marty's, but just chalk that up to some sort of family resemblance.

marty not only has to deal with change in the town (twin pines mall becoming lone pine mall for example) but changes in his family. his brother dave works in some sort of office & his sister linda works in a boutique. marty's wanting to be a rock star is somewhat of a disappointment, but his parents figure if it makes him happy they'll support him.
and other things like he remembers that the clown that came for his brother's 9th birthday was drunk. but now the event was a magician who's exploding smoke effect scared one of the girls at the party so much that she cried.
marty remembers that the summer he turned 12 the family went on a camping trip & they all got food poisoning from a roadside food stand. but now the event is that they went to disney world, but it rained most of the time they were there.
even his meeting of jennifer is different. instead of meeting during the first day of high school when the strap of her hand-me-down bookbag broke in front of him, the event is now that they met a week later when she tripped & dropped her lunch tray by his table in the cafeteria.

marty learns very quickly not to bring up past memories beyond the day he came back to his own time. if anyone starts reminiscing he waits to see if it matches with what he recalls before joining in, if it doesn't he kind of nods along & pretends that he remembers the same.
archersangel: (entertainment)

last year i posted about lenard nimoy's son doing a spock documentary. it premiered at the tribeca film festival earlier this year and will be opening in theaters and VOD on Sept. 9, one day after the anniversary of the sep. 8, 1966 premiere of the first-ever star trek episode.
you can pre-order at the official site & there's a trailer for it too.

cross-posted to [community profile] geekgirls & [community profile] startrek

archersangel: (gemini sheep)

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
very

2.Which is worse, failing or never trying?
it depends on how big the fail is & if you took any innocent people down with you.

3.If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
because there are a lot of thing we don't want to do that are necessary; earning a living, going to the doctor, visiting the in-laws, etc.

4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
most likely.
there was a recruitment commercial for the US navy where the narrator asked "if your life was a book, would anyone want to read it?" i always thought no.

5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
better rights & living conditions for everyone

see what other people said over here at [community profile] thefridayfive 
archersangel: by helens78 (dreamsheep)

found this chart via [tumblr.com profile] annabellioncourt during my travels through tumblr. since it will get hotter before it gets cooler, especally in the south & southwest, this is info people need. if you don't want to look at the chart, this info is as follows.


HEAT EXHAUSTION
  • feeling faint or dizzy
  • excessive sweating
  • cool, pale, clammy skin
  • nausea or vomiting
  • rapid, weak pulse
  • muscle cramps
treatment: get to a cool, air conditioned place. drink water if fully conscious. take a cool shower or use cool compresses. (i suggest using them around your neck or on the inside of your wrists, where the blood vessels or arteries are close to the surface.)

HEAT STROKE
  • throbbing headache
  • no sweating
  • body temperature above 103 F (39.4 C) red, hot, dry skin
  • nausea or vomiting
  • rapid, strong pulse
  • may lose consciousness
treatment: CALL 911 (or whatever equlivent is in your country) take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives. (i suggest providing shade, maybe getting them inside if they're on hot cement & use cool compresses on them)
archersangel: (life on-line)

the show will return on tue. sept. 20 at 10 pm eastern time.

and they've added a new regular

archersangel: (USA sheep)
in the dream the obama's were getting divorced. needless to say i was shocked.

then he brings out his new fiancé at a press conference (i thought; "well that's fast.") and michelle was there to support them. which i had a hard time believing. she doesn't seem like the type to sand there with her replacement & seem to be fine with it.

the new woman was shorter than michelle & had a slightly lighter skin tone. her name was samantha something, her engagement ring wasn't anything major and the president said they wouldn't be getting married until some sort of investigation was over. that was pretty much the whole thing. the only investigation i could think of was the whole clinton e-mail thing & my brother agreed that's what it probably was.
archersangel: (foolish)
i previously mentioned that MGM gave the green light to the new movies. well, now it's official they will start all over again.
“It’s not a story that can take place 20 years later. So the only way to really tell that trilogy is to go back from the beginning and start the story all over again,” Devlin says.

and there's this brilliant move;
In the company’s discussions about revitalizing “Stargate,” Glickman says, it was decided that “the only way to really give a boost of adrenaline and give the franchise the rebirth that it deserves was to bring back Roland and Dean.”

really?! really?! this is why MGM had to declare bankruptcy.

archersangel: (books)
found via [personal profile] sixbeforelunch

a small town school in California desperately needs books.
We need racially diverse books. We need graphic novels. We need women’s studies. We need science. We need series. We need film. We need comics. We need music. We need biographies of important people. Looking for Young Adult. Classics. We want zines! Contemporary. Poetry. Everything that would make a difference in a young person’s life. Writers send us YOUR BOOK. We have many non-readers who we’d love to turn on to reading. We need a way to take this tiny area and bring it into the 21st century. We have a whole bunch of kids who don’t like to read because all they’ve ever been given is things that are either dull , dated, or dumbed down.

The students who are excelling are doing so because they have supportive parents at home and access to books and tablets elsewhere. But most students are without.

So here’s what I’m asking. Will you donate a book? A real book. Something literary or fun—something that speaks to your truth, their truths. Something that teaches them something about the world. Makes them feel less alone?

they have an amazon wish-list too, if you want to go that route.

they've gotten a good response, but could probably use more things.

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