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26th-Jun-2011 09:05 pm - Just Some Sherlock
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The Rough Edges Series by Basingstokes (Sherlock (bbc) x-over with Black Books) - Sherlock Holmes and Bernard Black: cousins. The rest of the family: terrifying.  This is slightly crack-y but fun.  I particularly like the relationship between Sherlock and John.  I love fics where Sherlock is portrayed as asexual and this is a wonderful example of that.  They are close and it hints and people assume but the way the author deals with it all is just brilliant.  And there's podfic.

It's All Fine by Keira Marcos (Sherlock bbc) - I don’t prey on the weak or the innocent. I could say that it would be wrong, but frankly I’d be lying to you if I said that I gave a fuck about right and wrong. I don’t hunt them because they are boring and also because Mycroft said I couldn’t.  A wonderfully brilliant fic in which Sherlock is a sociopathic killer and John finds out.
26th-Jun-2011 02:59 pm(no subject)
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What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

North Central. This is what everyone calls a "Minnesota accent." If you saw "Fargo" or "Drop Dead Gorgeous" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Some Americans may mistake you for a Canadian.

If you are not a northern Minnesotan, you are probably one of these:
(a) A Yooper from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; or
(b) A Canadian who has a mostly but not completely Canadian accent

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

This was kinda nifty.... and totally accurate.
I haven't seen either movie but I did see New In Town and thought the accents were horrible.
14th-May-2011 08:17 pm - For the Robyn-ladye
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I have a few recs for you (Doctor Who-verse of course)

You Are Playing With Fire by stardust_made  - An argument between the Doctor and Donna leads to more.  Very nicely written.

Oil and Water by louiecat68  and sykira - A hurt/comfort where Donna is injured and the Doctor takes care of her.

When Gallifreyan Eyes are Smiling by jer832  - The Doctor, Donna, and Guinness.  The last three chapters are brilliant.

6th-Apr-2011 05:15 pm - I love Books... and B5
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I really need to calm down, but I just received "Crusade: The Complete Series" from B&N and have just started watching it.  I am so excited I can't help squealing and giggling every now and then.  I am only on the second episode but already I adore Galen (gotta love the Techomages.)

I haven't written anything here in a long time. The last post was just something that had been saved months and months ago, not something recent. I just finally posted it.

I haven't been online a whole lot, but I have done goodly deal of reading.

Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente - The city of Palimpsest exists somewhere outside our reality, accessible only during the sleep that follows sex. The immigrants to Palimpsest, marked forever by the tattoo-like impression of a map on their skin, seek out one another for real-world sexual adventures that function as passports to new otherworldly quarters. In outstandingly beautiful prose, Valente describes grotesque, glamorous creatures sometimes neither human nor animal, alive nor dead, and mortal travelers who pursue poignant personal quests to replace the things (and people) they've lost. (Taken from Publisher's Weekly as no description I wrote would do it justice)
     I loved loved loved this book.  The writing style was wonderful and very dream-like, and makes me want to read more by this author.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms (Books 1 & 2 of The Inheritance Trilogy) by N. K. Jemisin - What if gods were real...and walked among us...enslaved...and were used as weapons...and were really pissed off about it?
     This was a very very good series and I can't wait for the third novel to be released.

The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks (The novels, in order, are The Way of Shadows, Shadow's Edge, and Beyond the Shadows) Azoth has apprenticed himself to Durzo Blint, the city's most renowned wetboy (a sort of super-assassin with magic) and eventually has to learn to be a killer.  Azoth both hates being a wetboy but at the time it was his only option to save his friends and himself.
     I loved this series, the detail, the characters, an amazing debut.

Brent Weeks has started a new series and book 1 is The Black Prism.  Going by the description, this book didn't sound interesting, or at least confusing, but I borrowed it from the library figuring at least to give it a try as I did so love the Night Angel Trilogy, and boy am I glad it did.  This was a great beginning to a new series.  A new and different take on magic and rulers, it was difficult to understand how the magic and the colors interacted but I kept going and eventually it explained if gradually, in pieces that you have to put together.
     I read this book in two days, I couldn't put it down.  Cannot wait for the second to come out.

Can I just say here that I am willing undergo a longer wait for books and sequels if it makes for a better chance a decent well-written novel.  Too often it seems like, authors just pump out books and don't spend any time on them.  James Patterson is an excellent example of this. His novels used to be be so good and hard to put down, but now its like he has a new one out every month and they just read badly, like he's writing down to us.  I actually have not even picked up the last three because I have pretty much given up on him.

In other news, I have finally gotten to try sushi.  I went to Duluth with Terry and Pod for the sole purpose of eating at Osaka Sushi & Hibachi.  It was amazing, the artistry of the dishes was just gorgeous.  I need to learn to use chopsticks tho, I felt awkward using my fingers while everyone else used chopsticks, and I know that sushi was originally a finger-food. Its kinda spendy, almost a hundred for the three of us, but worth it.

But now I think I am going to go away now so I can concentrate on my Crusade.
6th-Apr-2011 01:44 pm(no subject)
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I have just gotten into a new comic (well.... new for me anyway)
Looking For Group is awesome
I think queensarrow  showed me it a while back but it didn't make an impact but someone happened to mention it and i checked it out and am now hooked.

So I now have a new fandom
Big Bang Theory
I have been delving into this have come across a few that struck me
I have no idea if the Robin-lady knows this fandom but she asked for more recs ......... so here goes

Like the Rifle by damalur (BBT/'Supernatural crossover...... kinda) I really enjoyed this one. Penny and Sheldon were still distinctly Penny and Sheldon while at the same time, hunting demons. Plus there is pretty pictures.

Man-Shaped Being of the World by damalur (BBT) Sheldon is Penny's guardian angel. Very nice.
23rd-Aug-2010 09:51 pm - I Heart Zombies
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Just got back from the theater.  My cuz and Dave and I saw "The Expendables."
It was awesome,  I liked it.  I had heard it was bad but I liked it.
Jason Statham and Jet Li.  That's reason enough to love it. Plus it had Charisma Carpenter (for like five minutes) also.
I don't know what was hotter,  the fact that Jason Statham got to kiss Charisma Carpenter or the the fact that Charisma Carpenter got to kiss Jason Statham.
Plus Jet Li.
That guy kicks a**.  And he had some good lines.

Bed now as I have to open the shop tomorrow am.
19th-Jun-2010 01:23 am - Just a Few New Recs
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The Sacred and the Profane by Afrai (Good Omens) Somewhere else, the happy ending was different. AU This is basically a retelling of Good Omens but with a twist. Zirah is an utterly psychotic tweed-wearing bookseller demon and Caphriel is the black clothes and sunglasses wearing angel. Brillently written and wonderful.

The Dresden Omens by shiplizard  (Good Omens/The Dresden Files) In which a demon (who did not fall from grace so much as saunter vaguely downward) is sent to tempt a hero (who's reluctant at best) and has some trouble with the job.  This is totally made
awesomeness and should be read.

The Enticement by Scattered Logic (The Labyrinth) In exchange for returning to the Labyrinth, Sarah is offered what she desires most... She's about to learn there is a huge difference between fantasy and reality.

Perchance To... by Rhondda Lake (The Labyrinth) Eight years after, Sarah finds her dreams elusive but the Underground real.  Sadly
not finished but decent.

A Forfeit of Dreams by K. L. Morgan (The Labyrinth) If you had a second chance, would you take it? If you had a choice, would you do the right thing? And if you had a dream... what would you give to make it come true? Sequal is What Dreams Must Come and that one isn't finished.

Dark Labyrinth by Helen Fayle (The Labyrinth) Jareth's kingdom has been stolen and needs help getting it back.  It won a bunch of
awards and is quite good.

The Fable of Joyful Wing by shiplizard  (The Dresden Files) A story done in the style of "Bridge of Birds" by Barry Hughart. Very very well done.  Loved it even though I have never heard of, much less read of, Bridge of Birds.

The Invisible City; or, Dick Mayhew and his Marvellous Cat by calliope85 (Neverwhere)
26th-May-2010 03:17 pm(no subject)
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oh lookie lookie what I found

There was a sequel to Footsteps in the Sand

That Which Isn't Broken, Do Not Fix by entangled_now (Doctor Who) Its the continuing adventures of Donna Noble, Dalek Caan, and Jenny. I adored the first one when I read a while ago and just now stumbled across the sequel. I wonder if there is more.
10th-May-2010 11:22 pm - Just a Fic Rec
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Little Shops of Death by Siani (Doctor Who) In a dull little job, in a dull little town, surrounded by the same people you've known your whole life, it's easy to think that the world is safe and predictable. Unless your safe little town is anything but. Unless the people you think you know aren't the people you think they are.
I like the interaction between the Doctor and Donna and the OC's are quite well written and it reads like an episode.

Gaining Momentum by gnossienne_nr1 (Doctor Who) Five things Donna remembers after Journey's End.

The Pictures at the Back of the Book by lunarla225 (Doctor Who) Cheating in the small ways is cheating in the big ways. The Doctor remembers Donna when he's on Mars.

All the King's Horses by Lindenharp (Doctor Who) A star empire is menaced by deadly creatures from the time of Rassilon. Will one lone Time Lord and a human companion be enough to defeat them?

Much Cleverer by totallyforgot  (Doctor Who) Donna meant what she said and she was willing to fight for it, even if it meant spoilers. Sequel is Due Thanks Because Donna couldn't have done it alone.

Being Donna Noble by wonderfulchild (Doctor Who) Donna discovers that traveling with the Doctor takes finding yourself to a whole new level.

The Flexible Concept of Tomorrow by finisterre  (Doctor Who/X-Files x-over) Five Times Donna Noble Remembers Meeting That Bloke With The Stupid Name (And One Time She Doesn't) or Five Times Fox Mulder Remembers Meeting That Other Redhead (And One Time He Doesn't) Part 2 is here.
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