ladyiapetus: (Muppet Christmas Carol: We Reach For You)
Well, Christmas has been over for...*checks clock* about fourteen minutes now. Had a fairly good run this year. Mom and Dad surprised the hell out of us by getting a Wii. A few of the games that came with it we probably won't be using so I'm going to see about donating them to the library. At least that way I know they'll get used. And while I suck at some of the Wii games (-9 at pool. Go me!), I discovered that I haven't lost a step when it comes to Super Mario 3.

Received some more sweaters for work. The brother totally surprised me by getting me jewelry, a nice necklace from C.J. Banks. Also got the first two seasons of NCIS and the third season of CSI: NY.

We got Tiger a new collar and a catnip mouse for his first Christmas. So naturally, he spent most of his time tunneling through the wrapping paper on the floor (though he might have had a little 'nip high going at the time). And it's damn funny watching him trying to chase the Wii cursor on the television screen.

No Christmas Day with the Gyorkos clan this year due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, everyone's coming to our house on Saturday. At least that gives us some time in between Christmases to get the house ready for company again. So, since we had nothing to do today (besides try the new game system out) some of the Beitel clan got back together for lunch out.

In non-Christmas news, I've discovered Numb3rs. Snagged the first season from the library the night before last, and I've been watching random episodes. I think I could get into it.
ladyiapetus: (Muppet Christmas Carol: We Reach For You)
Well, Christmas has been over for...*checks clock* about fourteen minutes now. Had a fairly good run this year. Mom and Dad surprised the hell out of us by getting a Wii. A few of the games that came with it we probably won't be using so I'm going to see about donating them to the library. At least that way I know they'll get used. And while I suck at some of the Wii games (-9 at pool. Go me!), I discovered that I haven't lost a step when it comes to Super Mario 3.

Received some more sweaters for work. The brother totally surprised me by getting me jewelry, a nice necklace from C.J. Banks. Also got the first two seasons of NCIS and the third season of CSI: NY.

We got Tiger a new collar and a catnip mouse for his first Christmas. So naturally, he spent most of his time tunneling through the wrapping paper on the floor (though he might have had a little 'nip high going at the time). And it's damn funny watching him trying to chase the Wii cursor on the television screen.

No Christmas Day with the Gyorkos clan this year due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, everyone's coming to our house on Saturday. At least that gives us some time in between Christmases to get the house ready for company again. So, since we had nothing to do today (besides try the new game system out) some of the Beitel clan got back together for lunch out.

In non-Christmas news, I've discovered Numb3rs. Snagged the first season from the library the night before last, and I've been watching random episodes. I think I could get into it.
ladyiapetus: (Lestrade: Bored)
1. Comment on this post.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.

[livejournal.com profile] severa gave me the letter L (La la la la...lemon...)

Using first and last names here.

1. Inspector G. Lestrade, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Specifically Lestrade as he is portrayed by Colin Jeavons in the Granada series; not a bumbling police officer but a capable detective and member of Scotland Yard, and someone who respects Holmes and his work rather than resents him. My favorite Lestrade moment (from Granada) is from SIXN, while Lestrade is waiting in the sitting room of 221B waiting for Holmes and Watson to return. He's so bored, he can't resist trying to peek at one of the other cases Holmes has got lying around...and is completely unaware that Holmes and Watson have returned, are spying on him and are trying not to crack up about it.

2. Lee Shuichon, Digimon Tamers. Not only my favorite character out of the Digimon Tamers season, but quite possibly my favorite Digimon character period. Shuichon's cute, but with the potential to kick ass when she gets older. Sadly, she's also one of my more neglected characters over in Dive...gotta fix that.

3. Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter. The "odd girl out" of Hogwarts. Having been one of the "social misfits" myself during my school days, I definitely identify and sympathize with Luna. I also wish that I had had her ability to not let what my classmates did bother me.

4. Doctor Lucien Dubenko, ER. One of the few reasons that I may still tune in to ER from time to time. I'll admit, I liked Dubenko when he was first introduced and a bit more quirkier; i.e. drawing diagrams with Sharpie markers and crushing on Abby.

5. Louie Nichols, Robotech. To the point, Louie was the "geek" of the 15th ATACs and I loved him for it. And, unlike my other favorite Robotech characters, Louie is the only character whose Shadow Chronicles treatment I prefer over his fate in End of the Circle (except for the possible romance with Janice Em. Give me Louie/Allegra or Louie/Dana any day). I prefer my Louie to be 100% human and not a cyborg, thank you.
ladyiapetus: (Lestrade: Bored)
1. Comment on this post.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.

[livejournal.com profile] severa gave me the letter L (La la la la...lemon...)

Using first and last names here.

1. Inspector G. Lestrade, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Specifically Lestrade as he is portrayed by Colin Jeavons in the Granada series; not a bumbling police officer but a capable detective and member of Scotland Yard, and someone who respects Holmes and his work rather than resents him. My favorite Lestrade moment (from Granada) is from SIXN, while Lestrade is waiting in the sitting room of 221B waiting for Holmes and Watson to return. He's so bored, he can't resist trying to peek at one of the other cases Holmes has got lying around...and is completely unaware that Holmes and Watson have returned, are spying on him and are trying not to crack up about it.

2. Lee Shuichon, Digimon Tamers. Not only my favorite character out of the Digimon Tamers season, but quite possibly my favorite Digimon character period. Shuichon's cute, but with the potential to kick ass when she gets older. Sadly, she's also one of my more neglected characters over in Dive...gotta fix that.

3. Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter. The "odd girl out" of Hogwarts. Having been one of the "social misfits" myself during my school days, I definitely identify and sympathize with Luna. I also wish that I had had her ability to not let what my classmates did bother me.

4. Doctor Lucien Dubenko, ER. One of the few reasons that I may still tune in to ER from time to time. I'll admit, I liked Dubenko when he was first introduced and a bit more quirkier; i.e. drawing diagrams with Sharpie markers and crushing on Abby.

5. Louie Nichols, Robotech. To the point, Louie was the "geek" of the 15th ATACs and I loved him for it. And, unlike my other favorite Robotech characters, Louie is the only character whose Shadow Chronicles treatment I prefer over his fate in End of the Circle (except for the possible romance with Janice Em. Give me Louie/Allegra or Louie/Dana any day). I prefer my Louie to be 100% human and not a cyborg, thank you.
ladyiapetus: Everybody sing! "We are the pirates who don't do anything, we just stay at home and lie around!" (Avatar TLB: Pirates Who Don't Do Anythin)
Okay, fandom...WHERE are the "Evan Almighty" fics? Where are the stories about various mishaps and other incidents building the ark? Where's the fic with a phone call of support from Bruce, who also has talked to God? Come on; the possibilities are there people!

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Veggietales: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything movie... YES! IS IT 2008 YET?!?
ladyiapetus: Everybody sing! "We are the pirates who don't do anything, we just stay at home and lie around!" (Avatar TLB: Pirates Who Don't Do Anythin)
Okay, fandom...WHERE are the "Evan Almighty" fics? Where are the stories about various mishaps and other incidents building the ark? Where's the fic with a phone call of support from Bruce, who also has talked to God? Come on; the possibilities are there people!

---

Veggietales: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything movie... YES! IS IT 2008 YET?!?
ladyiapetus: (Avatar TLB: Facepalm)
And once again, the Avatar fandom amazes me.

And by "amaze" I mean "makes me want to move out to a desert island away from them".

I swear there's only one sane person in that whole slew of comments on that post.
ladyiapetus: (Avatar TLB: Facepalm)
And once again, the Avatar fandom amazes me.

And by "amaze" I mean "makes me want to move out to a desert island away from them".

I swear there's only one sane person in that whole slew of comments on that post.
ladyiapetus: (areyouretarded by someone whose name I c)
Sometimes people pick the stupidest things to nitpick about. Over at the Muppet Central forum a few members are griping about how Kermit-as-performed-by-Steve-Whitmire is just the slightest bit different from Kermit-as-performed-by-Jim-Henson. It has now evolved into how Statler-as-performed-by-Steve-Whitmire is better than Statler-as-performed-by-Jerry-Nelson.

Personally, I cannot bring myself to think like that. I cannot make myself think of a character as performed better by one Muppeteer than another. To me, they are just the character - which is how we're supposed to think of them in the first place, aren't we? And look at the alternative: the characters could be gone for a long span of time (like Scooter was) or they could remain silent permanently. And as devoted Muppet fans we don't want that now, do we?

On the subject of Jerry's Statler vs. Steve's Statler )

Gads, I feel better now.

EDIT: *minor growling* There is a SERIOUS case of "not getting it" -itis over there right now...
ladyiapetus: (areyouretarded by someone whose name I c)
Sometimes people pick the stupidest things to nitpick about. Over at the Muppet Central forum a few members are griping about how Kermit-as-performed-by-Steve-Whitmire is just the slightest bit different from Kermit-as-performed-by-Jim-Henson. It has now evolved into how Statler-as-performed-by-Steve-Whitmire is better than Statler-as-performed-by-Jerry-Nelson.

Personally, I cannot bring myself to think like that. I cannot make myself think of a character as performed better by one Muppeteer than another. To me, they are just the character - which is how we're supposed to think of them in the first place, aren't we? And look at the alternative: the characters could be gone for a long span of time (like Scooter was) or they could remain silent permanently. And as devoted Muppet fans we don't want that now, do we?

On the subject of Jerry's Statler vs. Steve's Statler )

Gads, I feel better now.

EDIT: *minor growling* There is a SERIOUS case of "not getting it" -itis over there right now...
ladyiapetus: (Default)

My first LiveJournal entry, and what better way to start things off than with a rant?

Those who know me well know that I converse on-line with Cynthia and Josie a lot, and all three of us have this thing against people trying to get away with violating rules, be it on someone's message board or else at Fanfiction.Net. Well last night I was chatting with Cyn and she showed me a contest someone had up at FF.Net. Contests fall under the category of "non-fics," and Cyn mentioned that she'd already reported this thing once and it had been taken down. So I offered to report it this time.

One of my quirks is that when I report a fic (or non-fic in this case) at FF.Net, I leave a review telling the author that their fic (or non-fic) has been reported and why I have been reported. I dunno why; maybe so they know what they did wrong and know what not to do in the future. That done, I continued on my merry way for the evening before going to bed.

This morning I get up to check my e-mail, and find one from some person. The subject heading was innocent enough, but the content of the message wasn't. Apparently I was a "bitch" and a "bully" because I had reported just that one contest out of all the 20+ contests that are on FF.Net, and because I was ruining the fun of others because the contest non-fic had been removed. Then to take things to a higher level, the author of said contest non-fic posts a rant at DFW's Vent/Rant forum complaining about me reporting her contest. Fortunately several people came to my defense before I got there (you know who you are, if you're reading this. Thanks ;).

So what, I ask, is the problem with wanting to help enforce a couple rules? Obviously Xing knows he needs help doing it, which is why he set up things like forms to report fic abuse. What are the readers at FF.Net supposed to do, just sit there?

*sighs* And of course, it seems like the day has just gone downhill from this morning. I go for my morning walk, at the end of which my feet are killing me (I have lousy feet; I'll probably rant about them in another entry). Mom mildly bitches at me for spending "too much time on the computer," and I spent most of the afternoon sanding rust off of our porch glider, getting my hands all dirty and tingly and itchy.

All in all, one heck of an interesting first entry in my LiveJournal.

Adieuddles! (yet something else I'll have to explain later)

-Lady Iapetus, She of Many Identities

ladyiapetus: (Default)

My first LiveJournal entry, and what better way to start things off than with a rant?

Those who know me well know that I converse on-line with Cynthia and Josie a lot, and all three of us have this thing against people trying to get away with violating rules, be it on someone's message board or else at Fanfiction.Net. Well last night I was chatting with Cyn and she showed me a contest someone had up at FF.Net. Contests fall under the category of "non-fics," and Cyn mentioned that she'd already reported this thing once and it had been taken down. So I offered to report it this time.

One of my quirks is that when I report a fic (or non-fic in this case) at FF.Net, I leave a review telling the author that their fic (or non-fic) has been reported and why I have been reported. I dunno why; maybe so they know what they did wrong and know what not to do in the future. That done, I continued on my merry way for the evening before going to bed.

This morning I get up to check my e-mail, and find one from some person. The subject heading was innocent enough, but the content of the message wasn't. Apparently I was a "bitch" and a "bully" because I had reported just that one contest out of all the 20+ contests that are on FF.Net, and because I was ruining the fun of others because the contest non-fic had been removed. Then to take things to a higher level, the author of said contest non-fic posts a rant at DFW's Vent/Rant forum complaining about me reporting her contest. Fortunately several people came to my defense before I got there (you know who you are, if you're reading this. Thanks ;).

So what, I ask, is the problem with wanting to help enforce a couple rules? Obviously Xing knows he needs help doing it, which is why he set up things like forms to report fic abuse. What are the readers at FF.Net supposed to do, just sit there?

*sighs* And of course, it seems like the day has just gone downhill from this morning. I go for my morning walk, at the end of which my feet are killing me (I have lousy feet; I'll probably rant about them in another entry). Mom mildly bitches at me for spending "too much time on the computer," and I spent most of the afternoon sanding rust off of our porch glider, getting my hands all dirty and tingly and itchy.

All in all, one heck of an interesting first entry in my LiveJournal.

Adieuddles! (yet something else I'll have to explain later)

-Lady Iapetus, She of Many Identities

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