kageygirl: (arthur off-center)
It's been a completely miserable week, so I spam with fic! (In my head, that totally makes sense. At least I am productive in some sphere.)

871 words, G-rated. Post-ep (and therefore spoilers) for 1x07, "The Gates of Avalon." (Yes, again. *headdesk*) Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] suzvoy and [livejournal.com profile] shetiger for looking this over.

Summary: For Gaius, some of his former patients will always be under his care.

In Confidence )
kageygirl: (arthur off-center)
I come bearing fic! Which for a while I was despairing of ever typing again.

780 words, PG-rated, Merlin/Arthur-ish because, hi, have you seen the show? (If you haven't, why the hell not?) Post-ep (and therefore spoilers) for 1x07, "The Gates of Avalon." Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] suzvoy and [livejournal.com profile] shetiger for making sure I still knew how to speak English.

Summary: Truth be told, Merlin's actually getting worse at it.

This Whole Deception Lark )
kageygirl: (arthur royal facepalm)
This is actually an historic occasion for another reason--remember, remember the fifth of November is another important anniversary:

53 years ago today, Dr. Emmett Brown invented the flux capacitor, the device which makes time travel possible! \o/

[[livejournal.com profile] kageygirl: lowering the level of discourse since 1975.]

Anyway. I come seeking advice, dear Livejournal, on some completely and totally hypothetical stop looking at me issues, and since I respect and crave appreciate your input, here's a handy poll:

[Poll #1292132]

my non-thinky thoughts on same )

Oh, small fandoms with as yet a handful of episodes, you are difficult on the early adopters.
kageygirl: (arthur shoulder fierce)
Happy Halloween, to everyone who celebrates it! (and if, you don't, well, happy day-before-all-the-candy-goes-on-sale-cheap if you're in the US, and otherwise, happy Friday!)

This year Halloween kind of snuck up on me, so I'm just working the Satan's-handmaiden outfit of all black, with little red devil horns and dragon jewelry. Accessories by RenFaireTM!

House 2: The Second Story )

In light of the disturbing tendency of my adult coping mechanisms to kick offline without notice right now, leaving me curled up in a ball on my sofa clutching a blankie and my TiVo remote, NaNoWriMo is completely out of the question (as I am not so much "motivated by the challenge" as I would be "guilt-ridden at my failure and driven to depression"), and even mini-NaNo feels like asking for a lot. But wrisomifu seems right up my alley, and hey, how did they know what I call myself?

And, yeah, I'm totally already writing Merlin fanfic. *facepalms*


Oh! And anyone who is at all a Eureka fan should go read [livejournal.com profile] shetiger's Little Town of the Dead, because it is 12,000 words of note-perfect voices, and it is Halloween in Eureka. Which should strike fear into everyone's hearts. *g* (Spoilers through 3x05, "Show Me the Mummy")
kageygirl: (merlin ring)
Thing the first, Muskrat Jamboree registration opens tomorrow! Be there, or--well, be not there. At MJ. Thingie.

(That went well.)

Thing the second! I don't do memes all that often, but I'm trying to do better about talking about myself, fannishly speaking, so, snagged from [livejournal.com profile] ninasis and [livejournal.com profile] shetiger:

tv show meme )
kageygirl: (arthur chalice)
So, The Boy and I spent the last three months trying and failing to buy a house. HOME-BUYING FAIL )

Fannishly, I feel like I fell down a hole and I've been watching people pass by on the street above, but just this very week, I have a new happy place and I've been flailing at [livejournal.com profile] shetiger and letting her laugh at my losing every cool point I might have had left in the bank.

I put off watching Merlin, not because I didn't believe everyone else who was flailing about the show, but precisely because I suspected it would suck me in, and I didn't have the time to, y'know, lose my damn mind over it. *g* I've had a thing for Arthurian stories since I was little (I blame the British side of my family, giving me books like Gawain and the Green Knight and Tales from the Mabinogion, and it's frankly a wonder that the latter didn't scare me off all things Welsh *g*), and it's kind of like a latent virus: I'm in remission for a while, and then something triggers a flare-up, and boom! I'm gone. This past weekend, though, was my reward for, well, living through the last three months, and--oh. Oh, show.

It absolutely does not hurt that Merlin and Arthur are slashy like gay gay slashy gay things. And that Arthur is hot like burning and that Anthony Stewart Head is playing the second-best bastard king I've ever seen. (Best is Patrick McGoohan as Edward Longshanks in Braveheart. Three words: gay boyfriend defenestration.)

So, y'know, if you need me, I'll be over here, grinning like an idiot and waiting for Saturday.
kageygirl: (tim tony heart)
The Boy and I have stepped the house-hunting way, way up, which means we're even crazier than usual. There are many details to remember to check on for every single place! I have looked at far too many online listings, and they've started to blur together! I had to start a notebook AND a file folder! I am--failing at everything else!

But I have to give total props to The Boy, who has done ALL of the calling of real estate agents for showings, and the mortgage preapproval stuff. He is awesome. He deserves congratulatory butt-pats from anyone who feels inclined to give them. *g*

In the meantime, all is not doom and gloom and panic attacks.

1) I got a polar bear! Thank you, anonymous polar-bear gifter!

2) A painted lady sat on my lap! (well, sort of. technically, a butterfly landed on, well, the crotch of my jeans while I was waiting for a bus. and I chased it off before I realized it was a flutterby and not a much creepier insect, because my "bug!" fear is a strong one. sorry, harmless flutterby! please don't let my nervousness keep you from molesting other humans!)

3) VID REC. [livejournal.com profile] wistful_fever has made a fabulous, fabulous NCIS vid, Office Politics. It's DiNozzo/McGee, and it manages to capture the unmitigated glee that is the pair of them. If you've ever had the slightest interest in what [livejournal.com profile] shetiger and I babble about, if I've ever made you watch clips off my iPod of the two of them, or if you just like slashy pretty boys, you NEED to skedaddle over and watch this vid. It is MADE OF HAPPY.

In [livejournal.com profile] wistful_fever's own words, For the uninitiated, yes, these guys really do behave this slashy. It's crazy.


kageygirl: (mckay stupid hurts)
I have a lot of ire for George Lucas. )

What brought this to mind was, in part, the Remastered versions of Star Trek: TOS. Now, I kind of knew about them, but I had been sort of ignoring them because, well, the idea hurts my head. But it's Friday, and I was bored, so I actually started reading some of the reviews on Trekmovie.com.

And, oh my god, I have given myself a substantial headache trying to process it.

I knew they were making the ships and planets CGI and punching up some of the effects and all. What I did not realize, in my happy Land of Denial, was that they're not exactly doing shot-by-shot remakes of the edited scenes. TrekMovie has side-by-side screencaps of the old vs. the new scenes, and they are causing me mental anguish.

It may not seem like a minor difference, but they are CHANGING my history. DO NOT WANT.

I would consider actually trying to catch this in syndication (because they're running the remastered eps), but from what I read, they've been editing down the live-action scenes for added commercial space. (Like, say, the slashy slashy scene in "Requiem for Methuselah" where Spock mindmelds with a sleeping Kirk to make him forget his pain? They cut the part where McCoy talks to Spock first. Wtf.) And I think watching that just might make me cry.
kageygirl: (rooster awfully gay)
Gobble? )

Anyway! I am here and [livejournal.com profile] con_txt was a blast. Something resembling a con report is still to come, but in the meantime: I am beset by many fond and happy thoughts of fandoms past and present, because there was a whole lot of "omg! I watched [showname] too!" happening at the con, and I got reminding of all these shows and movies I have been fannish about and never discuss these days.

So, talk to me! Tell me about your favorite small fandom, your favorite big fandom, the fandom you never talk about or the fandom you can't shut up about. Ask my opinion on whatever floats your boat! Try to stump the dork!

I have no turkey icons. The awfully gay cock will have to do.
kageygirl: (tim tony heart)
Have you ever made 26 screencaps of about 8 seconds of screentime? I just did! Because spoilers for NCIS 5x14 Internal Affairs. image-heavy )

All 26 caps can be found in this gallery (spoilery for nothing really except boyfriendliness), or downloaded in a .rar file at:

If you view them as a slide show, you get a pretty decent silent-movie kind of clip. *g*

My fandom, made of confetti and hugs. Let me show you it!
kageygirl: (logan hee!)
So, in case y'all haven't heard (I only found out this week), the Kids in the Hall are touring for the next couple of months with all-new material!

I saw them at the Boston show last night (at the Wang Centre. obligatory hee), and they were awesome. (It didn't hurt that I was five rows from the stage. The up side to buying solo tickets.)

If they're coming to a venue anywhere near you, I highly recommend going. And, yes, there is Kid-on-Kid action onstage. *g*
kageygirl: (logan hee!)
For reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture*, I've been rewatching Dark Angel on the iPod during my commute. And Jeremiah at home. And last night, I turned on the SciFi Channel mini-marathon of the first few eps of Jericho**, in anticipation of the second season premiere tonight.

And then my brain said, "Flag on the play!" and we had to take a time-out. Apparently, "three" is one too many alternate present/future timelines to be keeping track of in my head, and I got post-apocalyptic whiplash.

(I try to keep pretty much all the canon current in my head when I marathon a series. Being a giant dork is what I do. But is apparently not so good for the brain. Am still kind of ow.)

I've had kind of an uneasy love for post-apocalyptic universes ever since I saw the Mad Max movies, because, y'know, I've been a sci-fi dork forever, and dystopian speculative fiction is no less cool. But, damn, can it ever be depressing. Max's wife and son getting killed depressed the heck out of wee little me.

(Digression: Wikipedia tells me I was ten when Beyond Thunderdome came out, and I think my dad and I saw it in the theater and rented Mad Max and The Road Warrior around that time. In retrospect, my dad was a) pretty cool, b) a little crazy, or c) both...)

I don't have a point, really. Except, yay, Jericho returns!

* but might not be unrelated to the fact that my job is starting to feel a bit pre-apocalyptic. Also, Michael Weatherly is wicked pretty. As is Peter Stebbings.

** Dark Angel, Jeremiah, Jericho. We have no shortage of Biblical allusions here. Of course, the Bible is not without its own apocalyptic ending...
kageygirl: (tim tony heart)
For I have been waiting ever-so-patiently to pimp this, ever since--well, since I read the first draft. *g*

Office Romance by [livejournal.com profile] shetiger.
NCIS, 12,000 words of DiNozzo/McGee goodness. And by "goodness," I mean "it actually makes my world a little better place that this story is in it."

Plus, there's porn. So what are you still doing reading this?

*shoos flist gently*
kageygirl: (dinozzo mcgee sciuto OT3 (Kill Ari 1))
Written for the Porn Battle, prompts:
Tony/Tim, exposure, and Tony/Tim/Abby, spying. This is the unabridged version.

Titled unrepentantly swiped from Tennyson's Locksley Hall.

A Mute Observance )

(And just for the heck of it, the deleted scene, since I had to write it out anyway to get things organized in my head.)

Heisenberg uncertainty at work )
kageygirl: (tim tony heart)
*sekrit reference to sekrit person.

... so, like, I decided I was going to try not to post about negative things? And that seems to end with a whole lot of chirping crickets.

So: I am positive that I came very close to punching my boss in the face today! \o/


In actual positive-ish-ness-itude-itivity, [livejournal.com profile] shetiger posted Four Ways They're Found Out (And One Way They're Not), which is DiNozzo/McGee, 2700 words, no spoilers, PG, and made me happy like a--person who did not almost punch her boss in the face today.

I, for my part, in response to the positive workplace environment in which I am employed, contributed to the Porn Battle on work time:

Stage Fright, Treatment Of (NCIS, DiNozzo/McGee, 390 words, rated, uh, porn)

(Actually, I am happy I wrote something, so, hey. *g*)

The Boy is off to Vegas today for a week of bachelor-party debauchery--or, he will be, once his connecting flight shows up in--Cleveland? Cinci? one of those non-Chicago C-towns. I wish I could say I have big plans for my solo three-day weekend--well, I mean, I could say it. It would just be a fib.

I--plan to have a plan. Or something.
kageygirl: (dinozzo mcgee lean nt)
(I'm not really here.)

But! NCIS begins its syndication run on USA Network tonight at 9pm Eastern, starting with the first episode, "Yankee White." Two episodes every Wednesday, it looks like.

USA Network's NCIS site.

Go watch! It's not like there's a ton of original programming on opposite...

(cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] ncis_bolo)


Dec. 6th, 2007 11:27 am
kageygirl: (hamster who never returned)
So, big story in Boston, not sure if it got any national exposure: gasoline tanker rolled over and exploded in Everett. Fire everywhere, houses destroyed, 145 people had to flee their homes in the middle of the night.

... yeah, that was just over a mile from my apartment.

(We're fine, totally not affected. Well, "mildly freaked out hearing about it," but that's nothing.)

I'm actually a little surprised we didn't hear it--the news was reporting that 40 cars exploded.

Um. Anyway. Tell me something shiny and fun?


Dec. 5th, 2007 11:35 am
kageygirl: (pandering)
In response to the NCIS ficlet I posted last night, [livejournal.com profile] shetiger wrote the porny scene that I elided alluded to:

Egyptian Cotton

Go, read! It more than makes up for the chill of winter. (By which I mean it's hot. In case I wasn't clear. *g*)
kageygirl: (tim tony heart)
In honor of the first big damn irritating snowfall for Boston this winter.

DiNozzo/McGee, 800 words, G-rated. Big hugs to [livejournal.com profile] celli and [livejournal.com profile] shetiger for looking it over for me.

Digging it Out )
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