[livejournal.com profile] carbonelle just posted this brilliant recap of the original Star Wars saga in four-part harmony and it is a piece of pure unadulterated love, the best thing I've seen since Weird Al's "The Saga Begins". So I inflict it on share it with you here:

Truly, things like this are why the Internet was invented. It's like a giant free-range safari park for geeks.
ShadowcatLeila over at Bookshelves of Doom is talking about embarrassing Hallowe'en costumes today -- [livejournal.com profile] lizbee, you really need to go and check out her post if you haven't seen it already.

Here's my contribution to the discussion:

I dressed up once in high school as Shadowcat from The X-Men. It was an excellent costume, right down to the boots (well, legwarmers over boots but we won't count that). Except that all day long people asked me if I was Batgirl, and my English teacher (female) threatened to pinch my bottom.

My only consolation was that my best friend dressed up as Illyana from New Mutants and my other best friend went as Mirth from Mage and no one had any idea who THEY were. Well, except me.

The guy at the local comic book shop was pretty excited when we came into his store in full costume, though...

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Okay, maybe I am giving myself too much credit here, because I have not actually checked any Heroes fan forums other than the TWoP one to be certain. But to the best of my knowledge, I was the first (and so far in my awareness the only) person to seriously suggest that Mr. Muggles is you know... ) I made this suggestion in the Sidekicks thread on TWoP on February 1st, as you can see right here.

Now look at this, from a February 16th, 2007 IGN interview with Jack Coleman who plays Mr. Bennet a.k.a. HRG: Ha ha! )

Admittedly, after seeing this past week's episode I'd already pretty much dropped my theory about Mr. Muggles being anything special. But to have come up with a theory so wacky that it actually made it to the attention of TPTB is a nice little propeller in my fandom beanie, I must say. If it's true.

*waits for someone to come along with a link to a post suggesting the same theory that predates my comment on TWoP, and therefore proves that I am not special after all*


Jan. 24th, 2007 01:33 pm
rj_anderson: (Heroes - Peter Fly)
I have now tagged every single one of my LJ entries. Phew! *wipes brow*

Predictably, the tags with the most entries include HP, Doctor Who, fanfic, Snape, and writing.
...you're writing a scene set in a country your book never names, taking place at a time you never specify, and you find yourself looking up newspaper headlines, phases of the moon, and days of the week to be sure you've got them right.


Nov. 17th, 2005 06:12 pm
rj_anderson: (James Marsh - Black Sheep)
Courtesy of Patrick, a couple of cute little diversions:

Play with Tiggy! )

I always did want a hedgehog.

What obsolete skill are you? )

10 print "ph33r my mad programming skillz!";
20 goto 10
I have always been something of a music snob -- nothing too pedestrian, thank you (yeah, yeah, I know, CI and Clay Aiken. But I will point out that I refuse to buy the Aiken's first album. Or Ryan Malcolm's. Nor will I be buying Kalan's single).

Semi-obscure artists, usually British, with intelligent lyrics and complex instrumentation, the kind of thing that it takes you three or four listenings to really get into -- that's most of what you'll find in my record collection, or at least my dream record collection. That being said, I have a confession to make, though it pains me:

I think Dan Fogelberg's "Longer" is one of the most gorgeous songs ever written. And I stop and listen to it every time I find it on the radio. Like this morning, about five minutes ago, which is why I'm making this post.

Sigh. There goes my street cred.

P.S. I kind of like "Sailing" by Christopher Cross, too. Excuse me while I nip out back and shoot myself.
You know that maybe, just maybe, it might be time to lay off the Clack when your just-barely-two-year-old son catches a glimpse of Clay's picture and immediately starts singing the chorus to "Invisible".

That being said... his set on Good Morning America was mega-cool. The prospect that this guy might come to Canada sometime disturbs me, because I might actually have to give him some of my money. I had no great desire to buy the CD or any of the singles, and the merchandise appalls me, but... Clay in concert? Hm. I think I might be tempted, because he's just that good.

You know, between being a non-smutty, non-slash writer in HP fandom and genuinely liking Clay Aiken, I will never, ever be cool. But it's OK. I've come to terms with that. :)

Which Doctor Who are you?

this quiz was made by Auntie Krizu(:>)

Yes, I had to cheat to get this answer. Mind you, this was one of those quizzes where the answers are so obvious it's hard to be honest even if you want to. (The first time around, I got the First Doctor, but that was just so wrong, as anyone who knows me and knows the show could tell you.)

I am also a sad enough fan to point out that technically speaking, this quiz should be called "Which Incarnation of the Doctor Are You", because of course nobody actually calls him "Doctor Who". Well, except for one episode, but that was obviously a mistake on the writers' part...

Erm, I'll shut up now, shall I?

Wow, how'd they know I used to run a BBS? (It was called Revelation, by the way, and since I was running it off a single phone line and computer, it was only open for a couple of hours every evening. Of course, since people were calling in at 300 baud, and everybody was used to endless busy signals, this was not a problem -- I still had about fifteen regular users. Ah, the nostalgia.)

But seriously, the above really is how I feel sometimes about how the online scene has changed over the past fifteen years... net.curmudgeon, that's me. :) Read the FAQ, people! Learn some netiquette! Get with the program!


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