My bestest friend [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs wrote me DS9 fic for my birthday: They Stumble That Run Fast. :D :D


It is totally in-character Garak/Bashir that is completely made of win.

You know what else is cool? I was twelve when this show came out (1993, kids) and a senior in high school when it ended. And yet, it is timeless. Heh, just like me. Because I still feel exactly the same way I did at 20 now that I'm 30. So there! =D =D =D

(Also, my knowing [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs predates DS9. We are both timeless and classic.)

:D

So I've been absent the last week with a cold that's just simply kicked my butt (I tried drugging it into submission with dayquil and the like - which I can't remember ever doing before - and it scoffed at me). Needless to say, I very much enjoyed Chuck and Heroes last week, and I'm really looking forward to tomorrow night. I know that I saw the previews for this week, but, like much of the past seven days, I don't remember them. On the upside, I'll be pleasantly surprised! :D

During the times I wasn't at work or wishing for unconsciousness, I downloaded a crapload of bluegrass music from iTunes. Now, I'm not a country/western music fan by any means, but a couple of years ago I went to a bluegrass festival in Gettysburg on a lark and really enjoyed it. There was one group there that really stood out for me called Uncle Earl. It was an all-girl band, and one of the singers sang songs in Chinese.

Can you see where this is going?

Anyway, if you want to try something new, look for the track called "Song of the Traveling Daughter" from the album of the same name by Abigail Washburn. And for a whole album in the same vein that's in both English and Chinese, try Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet. I've been mixing it up with other stand-alone songs from Uncle Earl, like "Warfare" and "There Is a Time", and a gospel song I heard live at the festival by the group Blue Highway called "Wondrous Love".

And lastly! If you haven't been paying attention, [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs has posted chapters one and two of the third book (Summer) of her epic Heroes story If You Were the Last Man on Earth. Hot damn, I love this series.


And Book Two: Spring begins! Fair warning, it is now rated NC-17. >:D

If You Were the Last Man on Earth by [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs

Book Two: Spring
Chapter One: Better Homes and Gardens and a Happy New Year


Now back to watching baseball! ::PhilliesPhilliesPhillies::

The last chapter of the first book of [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs' epic Heroes story was posted yesterday. Look for the first chapter of Book Two: Spring on Wednesday, October 22nd!



If You Were the Last Man on Earth

Book One: Winter
Chapter One: A Dubious Rescue, An Improbable Savior, and The Subtle Pleasures of Accurate Time-Keeping
Chapter Two: Clockwork Comfort and Terrifying Tenderness at the Rest and Service Station
Chapter Three: The Trouble with Cockroaches, or Domestic Bliss in Piedmont, Missouri
Chapter Four: How to Keep Your Man: And Keep Him for Good


PS: I just had a look at the end of Book Two. asdfjklasdfkl!! >:D

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I just finished watching Meet the Press where Colin Powell gave his endorsement of Barack Obama. He also made a statement condemning the unsubtle associations made by members of the McCain campain between Muslims and terrorists. My mother and I both shouted at the tv, "It's about time somebody said that!" It really needs to be said more often.

I've been remiss in my reccing! The next chapter of [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs' epic Heroes story was posted Wednesday. The fourth part will be posted tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th. After tomorrow, Book One will have been posted in its entirety. :D




If You Were the Last Man on Earth

Book One: Winter
Chapter One: A Dubious Rescue, An Improbable Savior, and The Subtle Pleasures of Accurate Time-Keeping
Chapter Two: Clockwork Comfort and Terrifying Tenderness at the Rest and Service Station
Chapter Three: The Trouble with Cockroaches, or Domestic Bliss in Piedmont, Missouri



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In other news, just three days of work this week, and I'm done in. I want to say that I will not stay up late to watch politics or baseball ever again, but I'd be lying to myself. OMG PHILLIES! IN THE WORLD SERIES! It still hasn't sunk in yet. :D And not long after that, there's that election thing that's happening... hmmm.

Tomorrow I'd better make the effort to stock up on some more caffeine.

The next chapter of [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs' epic Heroes story is now up. The next part will be posted on Wednesday, October 15th. I'm not just reccing this because I'm beta-reading the story - I really, really enjoy it. If ever there had been a post-apocalytic future because of the Shanti virus, this is how it would play out (yes, slash and all :D).




If You Were the Last Man on Earth

Book One: Winter
Chapter One: A Dubious Rescue, An Improbable Savior, and The Subtle Pleasures of Accurate Time-Keeping
Chapter Two: Clockwork Comfort and Terrifying Tenderness at the Rest and Service Station

[livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs has begun posting her epic Mohinder/Sylar post-apocalyptic story, which I guarantee will suck you in. I'm really enjoying the world she has created in it, and I feel really privileged to have been able to discuss her ideas with her as she's been writing. Characterization was always a key point of our talks, as we both agreed that it's the driving force between the two characters. Also, this story has adventure, comedy, drama, and my very favorite, hurt/comfort. A lot of research has gone into it, as well, which makes my little scientist heart proud. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

If You Were the Last Man on Earth by [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs

I went two weeks without having to teach my hated enemies second grade students, but alas, tomorrow is another day. I blame my sudden M&Ms binge on their impending arrival. Seriously, I think I've eaten my weight in candy-coated chocolate today.

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I was going through this year's collection of wall-calendars-sent-free-in-the-mail, and judging them worthy based on whether or not they had pictures of apes. I can't stand them; gorillas and chimpanzees freak me out. I don't wish them any harm or anything crazy like that, but I certainly don't want to see their pictures on my wall for a month.

Strangely, orangutans don't bother me near as much, and I'm not sure why.

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I'm afraid that I've read all of the decent G/B fic that's posted on the web, and I'm going through withdrawal. I forgot until recently just how ridiculous it is getting into a fandom that is essentially just limping along on the memories of yester-year. Note to self: in the future, stay away from fandoms that have not had new canon material in five-plus years.

However, if there is still professional fiction being written for DS9, there's still some canon in the making, right? In fact, just a week or two ago, I read the Star Trek SCE (Starfleet Corps of Engineers) eBook #55 Wounds Book 1 and # 56 Wounds Book 2 (though I bought mine through Sony's eBook store since that's the hand-held I have), and I really enjoyed it (them, though really it's all one book just broken into two parts that you have to buy) because it was chock-full of Dr. Bashir torture. I just wish that there was more fall-out to the story (the next DS9 book in the series, Warpath, doesn't make mention of the events of Wounds, though if I remember correctly, they were published the same year, so there you go). I'd love to see some Bashir fic written about the DS9 Relaunch books; there's still a lot of potential left for the character in the canon universe.

On the other hand, I'd settle for some new Bashir-fic, period. Beggars can't be choosers, and all of that.

This evening marks the beginning of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust may have happened before even my parents were born, but it's no less relevant to learn everything about it today, as there are still governments, factions, and individuals out there who have clearly disregarded humanity's past actions against the sanctity of life. Imagine, if you will, not learning about what took place; such disrespect is galling. And since there's no need to bring up the cliche about history, let's concentrate on honoring those whose lives were taken from them, at the very least.

For those of the fannish persuasion, I highly recommend reading Gabrielle Lawson's Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fan novel Oswiecim. It's brutal and horrifying, and extraordinarily well-researched. It's been a long, long time since I have picked up anything that was so riveting that I could not put it down, not even to sleep.

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