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Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

I will say now that this post will contain spoilers and ramblings.

Do not go further if you've not seen the episode.

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Apr. 15th, 2011

Round One is just starting. Apply to join

If there's not enough Doctor Who in your life and you want to be creative while enjoying it then this is the place for you. I'm on Team Adipose, but you can join the Daleks, Cybermen or Weeping Angels.


DW Fic: I Am Who You Are to Me

A little fic I wrote for adoctor_rose_fix challenge. It was a bit too long for the comment thread and I didn't want to cut it apart.

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Austin Comic Con Round-Up

So, I had an interesting weekend.

How so?

Well, I got a hug from Ernie Hudson. I also got an autograph and a picture with him.

I told Nicholas Brendan that he should punch Chris O'Donnell while he was filming NCIS: LA in his backyard because the original Robin will always be cooler than him.

And I babbled at Walter Koenig about getting around to watch Babylon 5 (I was 9 when it first came out and not in control of the TV remote) and I also promised him I'd buy the new comic book he had coming out.

I listened to Lou Ferrigno talk about body building and being the original Hulk.

I heard Burt Ward use the word 'heinous' a time too many in forty-five minute panel.

I stared at Peter Mayhew who looks remarkably like Chewbacca.

And I was totally relaxed as Billy Dee Williams spoke to us about not being smooth. (Such a liar.)

I would post captions under the pictures, but frankly I just feel too lazy to do it right now. If you've got a question about one then just ask. I'll do my best to answer them.

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I saw Weird Al last night at the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston. I have never seen him in concert. I've watched him on TV, I borrowed a concert DVD and constantly listened to his songs at home. I have just never seen him in concert and it wasn't for a lack of trying either.

I finally had the chance when I saw his tour was coming to Houston. I quickly snagged a ticket. Yes, only one because at the price I got one at there was no way I was gonna get two.

Anyway, yesterday rolls around and I'm off. Well, not exactly like that, but those aren't the details you're looking for. (Get it? It's like "These aren't the droids you're..."...oh, I've lost you, haven't I? Sorry.)

So he starts of the show with a polka medley that includes songs from Lady Gaga, Pink, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and a couple of others that I can't remember. Those are the ones that stuck out mostly because he made Justin Bieber tolerable through polka. Thank you, Weird Al.

Then the real fun began. There were costume changes galore. I've never been to a concert with so many costume changes. And during the costume changes on the screen they played some "interviews" he did and clips where he's appeared or been mentioned in various shows. He sang classic songs, newer hits and some very recent songs that you can find on either his site or probably YouTube because he has yet to put them on CD. (At least I'm pretty sure he hasn't.)

And then after the concert people wandered back to his tour buses and he signed autographs. (And there were pictures, but I wanted the autogrpah.) He signed my ticket and I was trying to say words to him except it came out as random noises. He looked at me and asked if I was okay. I told him no, he touched my elbow and said thank you and I hightailed it out of there because I was afraid to be more inarticulate around the man.

Since I had such an awesome seat I was able to take plenty of pictures. Many, many pictures.
Check 'em out.

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DW Fic: She Won't Let Him be Soleless

A little fic I wrote for the newest then_theres_us challenge. It was a bit too long for the comment thread and I didn't want to cut it apart.

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The Seven Day Meme - Day 06

day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy

I'm gonna post a couple of quotes because I can and there's nothing you can do about it.

I remember you and recall you without effort, without exercise of will; that is, by natural impulse, indicated by a sense of duty, or of obligation. And that, I take it, is the only sort of remembering worth the having. When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory, and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy -- that it is built upon a rock, and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them. –Douglas Fairbanks

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless--of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse." That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be? -John Keating


Austin...Just Austin

I drove to Austin yesterday to see Rob Riggle at Emo's. It took about three hours and I got there way before the show was supposed to start so I got to walk around for a little bit. Apparently there was a football game happening because I have never seen so many orange shirts with longhorns on them in my life.

So, I'll just skip to before the show. I was amongst about seven people waiting for the doors to open at eight. Some girls told me to avoid some guy and I impressed them with my visit to NY where I met Stephen and the like.
A little after eight we're let in. I went directly to go sit down in the second row. I would have sat in the first, but I didn't want to crane my neck the entire night.
This lady sits next to me and starts bitching about the people asking at the door for her ID despite the fact she was clearly of age. The lady then proceeds to talk to me for the rest of the night and even occasionally during sets.
What was cool was that there was this girl who looked exactly like America Ferrara (the girl from Ugly Betty) sitting about two seats over. I asked her how many times she got mistaken for her and she made a joke about it having been at least twenty four hours. She was cool.

Okay, now for the show stuff. The first guy really sucked. His entire thing was about McDonald's. He danced and said stuff about Big Macs. I didn't get it. And only like ten people laughed.
The next guy was pretty decent. He made fun of people being younger than him and hanging out with the emo/punk bands at the Vans Warped Tour. I laughed a few times.

Then there was a break before Rob and Janeane came out saying they were gonna flip a coin to see who went first. Rob won and then Janeane introduced him as Emmy nominated Rob Riggle. (I'm guessing that's why I didn't see him afterward. He had to get some sleep or hop a plane to LA for the Emmy show.)
Rob is hilarious. He shared the experience of going to the bathroom at the stadium. He talked about his near death experience where he was naked and wet. That was a wonderful image. He talked about going to a Japanese restaurant and being ready to kill the cook. His impression of his wife was the ghetto version. He talked about this guy who dry humped luggage coming off the luggage thing in the airport. That was funny. He ogled the lady in front of my for the sake of the bit he was doing, but since she was right in front of me I pretended he was staring at me. I just loved everything though.

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Then Janeane did her bit. I was slightly disappointed because I expected more political stuff.
I also noticed she was short.
Her thing was cute and she trailed off a few times after being distracted.
She was still funny and I'm glad that I got to see her.

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Then I got home a little after three in the morning and went directly to sleep.

Pic Spam!!!

I'm bored.
And I'm a dork.
And my uncle is watching television really loud in the other room while I watch a new episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent.

Now, I'm gonna watch Joan Rivers get roasted. That might be funny.

Tons of pictures behind the cut. I mean lots. I told you I was bored.

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I'm gonna go back to watch TV. Maybe I'll write some more. I made some headway on this zombie idea I had.