[sticky entry] Sticky: inductory post

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: (hufflepuff sheep)
doing another re-watch of the classic cartoon. we tried to do one before by renting the disks, but i think netflix dropped then or didn't have all of them, so now we're doing in on netflix streaming. some thoughts;

the animation on some episodes is messed up due to the fact that they sent stuff to japan.

j. michael straczynski wrote a lot of episodes. including what many consider the worst/weirdest episode about a man that lives near a chicken restaurant, is driven mad by the smell & then summons a demon to rid the world of chickens.
my brother said the imdb.com trivia said the producers were concerned with his mental health after reading the script. but like my brother said: "who's crazier, the guy who wrote it? or the people who approved it?"

david gerrold (writer of the star trek: tos episode the trouble with tribbles) wrote an episode. interestingly enough the one he wrote deals with the trouble a creature that multiplies can cause.

there was no pilot, not really. the "pilot" was animated music video of the characters, more or less how they ended up looking on the show, set to the ghostbusters theme song. the full lenght too, not the shorter one used for the opening of the animated series.


* i feel this should be the subtitle of the 1984 movie. that thing that come out last year should not share the same name, IMHO. instead of a re-boot they should of did a continuation. one of the women wins a mega-jackpot lottery, buys a ghostbusters franchise, maybe in los angeles, & they go from there. the guys could of done cameos as their character, except for harold ramis (r.i.p) & then gone on that way

VOY at 20

Sep. 15th, 2017 07:38 pm
archersangel: (you are here)
found this vid of a star trek: voyager 20th reunion (i'm so old) at space city comic con in houston.

and found out some things;
  • for st. patrick's day kate mulgrew would give a big party with irish food. and a bottle of whiskey to each of the main cast.
  • every male had the hots for 7 of 9
  • robert beltran never bothered to learn his lines
  • garrett wang thinks that the VOY finale should've been gut the first hour, then at the end "to be continued at a theater near you" would appear on the screen. the rest would be a big screen movie. instead of whatever crappy TNG movie we got around that time.
  • the uniforms look nice while standing, but were uncomfortable while sitting as the came up in the crotch area. it was very uncomfortable for the men.
  • the whole 7/chakotay thing happened because after the episode where 7 has a holodeck program to practice being human & chakotay is her boyfriend, beltran said something to jerri rayn like: "our characters will never kiss for real. you're boyfriend will never write it, he's too jealous." (brannon braga, writer/producer of VOY was her boyfriend at the time) after getting the script, beltran got a note from braga; "who's jealous?"
  • during the last weeks of the show all the actors got a send off with cake & a large group of people being emotional, except for kate mulgrew. they were literally dismantling the set around her. after she was done with her finale scene, someone form the dark said something like; that's a wrap. thanks for seven years kate. there was no cake or a large group to send her off. but then robert picardo appeared & said: "lets go for a drink."

that last part made me so sad. the studio didn't know what to do with a female captain half of the time and at the end she got nothing in the way of acknowledgment for all she put into the show.
archersangel: (books)
i haven't updated any of the book lists that i have in the sticky post in a long time, so i decided to do that today.

fiction books that i like

non-fiction books that i recommend

star trek books that i like

archersangel: (cheering)
found via [twitter.com profile] NCISNewOrleans

it's sept. 26 at 10 pm (the usual time)

the link takes you to a site that mentions story-lines for the upcoming season. so skip it if you don't want to be spoiled.
archersangel: (you are here)

I thought it was the coolest thing ever when we were writing it, the idea of doing a 'lost episode' of The Next Generation, but they're going to the holodeck to look back at Enterprise, Rick and I thought was a great sendoff to Star Trek [the franchise as it existed in 2005], and it didn't work out so well...It was a kind of a slap in the face to the Enterprise actors. I heard it from everybody, it was the only time Scott Bakula was ever mean to me. I regret it.


read the rest here.

from what i've seen & heard scott bakula is a ridiculously nice guy so for him to be "mean" to someone is a major thing.

cross-posted to [community profile] geekgirls & [community profile] startrek 
archersangel: ("normal")
i had a dream last night were i was married to a man who looked like tom paris, but having an affair with a man who looked like daniel jackson (sans glasses).

it was sort of a jumbled mess, but i recall that at some point my husband came home from the war(!), for some reason i thought it was ww2, and i had to deal with all of that, plus the man on the side.

the whole thing was weird and a just little bit erotic.
archersangel: by nomadicwriter on LJ (understanding)
it was two years ago today that i had my gallbladder removed. i've had no problems, other than the occasional indigestion, since.

at the time i semi-joked that if one of those meme things that as a lot of questions about a person had one about staying in the hospital i could now answer in the affirmative. but there hasn't been one since. figures.

anyway, if you care to read the saga, or want to know what it's like if you've never had yours removed, here's the link to the post i made three days after the surgery. possible trigger waring for medical stuff.

archersangel: (historic fiction)
sadly this is the last amelia peobody novel as elizabeth peters passed in aug. 2013. also sadly, ms. peters had only started writing the final page at the time of her passing, but left a lot of notes which joan hess used to complete the novel. i don't know if any were on the story or dialogue or just on the background (the discovery & disappearance of the famous bust of queen nefertiti)

i'm only part way though it, but it reads like fan fiction. not very good fan fic either. characters are out of character or almost parodies of themselves. there's a pack of assassins running around in almost comical fashion & the peabody/emerson clan's enemy sethos (mater criminal & master of disguise) seems almost shoehorned in. frankly, i'm not sure i really cared for the character anyway.
and now titles of previous amelia peabody novels are being randomly added to conversations for no goood reason other than this is the 20th novel in the series. it's kind of like when all of those nods to previous bond movies were in die another day for the franchise's 40th anniversary. i very nearly stopped reading it several pages back. but i will bravely plow though to the end.

i didn't notice a change to the avalon series by marion zimmer bradley after her passing. but maybe it's because; 1. diana l. paxson was her co-author on the last 3 before bradley passed. 2. i had not re-read the series at least twice like i have with the peabody series. 3. was not in the middle of yet another re-read of the series like i am with this one. 4. or a big fan of the avlaon series like i am with the peabody series.

tl;dr only read this novel if you want to complete the series. but it might disappoint fans of the amelia peabody novels.

archersangel: by nomadicwriter on LJ (peace)

1) What is the most outrageous style you've ever rocked?

i have never rocked any style. outrageous or otherwise.

2) As a teen, were you an emo, goth, punk, grunger, or prep?

i did the plain jane look.

3) Have you ever had a crazy hairstyle/colour?

no. but i want to dye my hair blue for some reason.

4) Do you think we ever really grow out of our teen selves?

according to the song by bowling for soup, high school never ends (also doubles as a sg-1 vid)

5) Is there any fashion style you wish you could wear but maybe don't have the confidence?

i really want to do goth for some reason. but don't want to wear that much black. is there such a thing as grey goth?

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

archersangel: (books)
a really interesting book about the pirate turned pirate hunter who wasn't as ruthless or had as much treasure as people thought.

after his time as a pirate in the caribbean he settled in new york city, married a wealthy widow & became respectable. through a chance meeting he is commissioned by william III of england to capture pirates in the indian ocean. run-ins with the english navy, his crew not being paid because they can't find any pirates & crossing paths with his old shipmate (& mutineer ETA: against kidd) robert culliford lead to his eventual downfall.
archersangel: (keep calm)
one of the smokers that goes to the smoking area near our place says that "something" is in her house. doors keep opening and closing on their own.

well, it could be that the air moving through their open windows is doing that. but in my brother's room there are random cold spots, like you left a gallon of milk on the floor for several moments. as well as spots that are very warm. and sometimes the living room & kitchen get cold spots too. maybe this has something to do with our ghost adventures viewing problem.
archersangel: (you are here)
via [personal profile] sixbeforelunch

for the film's 35th anniversary it's getting a directors cut treatment. check out the fathom events site for a location near you.




cross-posted to [community profile] geekgirls & [community profile] startrek
archersangel: (hufflepuff sheep)
he was born in 1980, which makes him 37.

freeform has bee running the movies all weekend & it's making me want to re-read the series again. i put them on the booklender list (lost my copies in the shuffle of life) to pad out the list when i was running low on titles. but now i've found other books that i've never read before so they get priority over stuff i've read before.

in other fictional july birthdays; indiana jones july 1, 1899 & daniel jackson july 8, 1965

archersangel: (historic fiction)
via [tumblr.com profile] patternofdefiance 

i don't know if it's to get you in the mood to write or if you want to describe what a location sounds like.

for what ever the reason they have links to various sounds, among others; nature-beach, forest in the morning, rain on car at night, winter wind . places-coffee shop, office, temple, war. fictional places- a bunch of star wars & harry potter locations. transportation-train ride, private jet cabin, airport, submarine. historical- medieval town, pirate ship in a tropical port. ship on rough sea, old west saloon. world-paris, new york, british library, chinese hotel lobby.

archersangel: (keep calm)
it's 81f but feels like 85f

the report was for it to be 86, but feel like 100. glad that didn't happen, but i just don't like the heat.

i read someone's comment on-line once that when it's cold you can add layers, but when it's hot, what can you do? remove your skin?

anyway, see the post i made about heat exhaustion vs heat stroke and try to stay cool out there.

archersangel: (jedi sheep)

via [personal profile] twistedchick

it's free, they even give you supplies necessary to take care of the kitten.

all you have to to is feed them, care for them & clean up after then for a few weeks.

not sure how to take care of a kitten? humane society silicon valley has a 2-hour orientation & will give you the phone number of someone that will answer your questions.

this article has all the info, including links the the HSSV page & calendar with the next scheduled orientation.

if you're not near this place, check with your local shelter, they might have a foster program of some sort.

archersangel: (historic fiction)
found via [personal profile] ivorygates 

Come one, come all, do you have a vid you’d like to see made? Let me make it for you! I am working towards a career in video editing. I have come in contact with the tv/film editor of Burn Notice and Empire who has agreed to take me into his career coaching program. I need commissions to be able to afford it. So please, if you ever wanted a vid remastered or made please let me know what I can do for you!


see what services are being offered & how much it will cost here
archersangel: (damnit)
dear sony,

why are you raising the price of your playstation vue for each level $10? when there are other competitors, lower the cost or add more stuff, to get people to pick your service. you money-grubbing SOBs.

no love,
a-angel

and speaking of the greedy;

dear photobucket,

$400 a year to host stuff & link pictures to various sites?! are you nuts?! i know you need to make money, but this is ridiculous.

i am poor & just want to post pictures,
a-angel

archersangel: (keep calm)
we got playstation vue not long ago which allows you to watch TV stations & some on demand things (including cable stuff) through a PS4 or your playstation account on your computer or other device. we got the basic package, but we've found enough interesting things.

one of those is ghost adventures on the travel channel(i once came up with a drinking game for that), which we've set up to record to a DVR-type thing. however, it doesn't always behave properly. we've had trouble with 5 or 6 episodes now. mostly they don't play, one will start back at the beginning after several moments, one would jump to the end if you tried to fast forward or rewind and one just stopped working in the middle of the episode.

we haven't had trouble with anything else we've DVRed; dirty jobs, the match game, river monsters or celebrity name game.

i'm not saying it's ghosts, but maybe it's ghosts.

archersangel: (bored)
inspired by things seen on tumblr


the students (& maybe a teacher) make fun of you because you're wearing blue and they are wearing green.

the next day the students (& maybe a teacher) make fun of you because you're wearing green & they are wearing blue.

you have a quiz today, you had a quiz yesterday. you will have a quiz tomorrow.

today is supposed to be pizza day, but the cafeteria lady insists yesterday  was pizza day. pizza day is fluid.

taco day, however, is a fixed construct.

there is never anyone in the library. until a teacher insists people do a report on outer mongolia. then everyone is in the library.

the bathrooms all smell like smoke & have a permanent haze. even though no one has smoked in them since 1986.






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