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First things, first. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone (in an unlocked post) who reached out and gave me words of encouragement during my recent health scare. Posting online and communicating about it with others was something I desperately needed. In real life I kind of wanted to keep it quiet so I didn't have an emotional outlet. I'm sorry for the lack of posts and responses lately. My absence was due to a nasty cold I had last week and it had nothing to do with the scary but now not so scary health issue. :-)


So...fannish stuff.

Do you like Yuletide? I do and sign ups are now open. You have till November 12th.
Do you like vids? I do.
Do you like small fandoms. I do.

What happens when you throw all three into a fannish pot and stir briskly? [livejournal.com profile] festivids pops out. It's a fannish vid exchange inspired by Yuletide for small and rarely vidded fandoms.

Today is the last day to nominate a fandom and in going over the nominations list, there is plenty to be excited about.

Samples on the movie front: American Psycho, Brief Encounter, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Clueless, Collateral, Cry Baby, Edward Scissorhands, Gattaca, Heathers, Invasion of the Body Snatcher (1956), Legend, Mulan, Se7en

Samples on the TV front: Being Human, Birds of Prey, Clarissa, Dark Shadows (1991), Deadwood, Defying Gravity, Earth 2, Forever Knight, Friday Night Lights, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Highlander: The Raven, La Femme Nikita, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Lone Gunmen, Millennium, Miracles, New Amsterdam, Northern Exposure, Nowhere Man, Popular, Quantum Leap, Roswell, Six Feet Under, Slings & Arrows, The Wire

I'm leaning towards participating in this. I did a vid for someone and it was such a positive experience. Of course it helped that a specific song was requested as well as the theme, so if the vid requests provide me with that much direction then I think I can do this.

My own list of fandom nominations are as follows:

Being Erica (awesome Canadian show)
Being Human
Blood Ties (I've never seen a vid for this)
Dark Shadows (1991) (because a vid has the potential to be awesome)
Deadwood (I've only seen one vid for this and it's beautiful)
Durham County (another awesome Canadian show)
Friday Night Lights
Homicide: Life on the Streets (I've only seen one vid and it's fantastic)
MacGyver (because a vid for this would be awesome)
Millennium (I've never seen a vid for this)
Murdoch Mysteries (and yet another Canadian show)
New Amsterdam (because I want a vid)
Quantum Leap (I've only seen one vid and it's fantastic
Roswell
And of course....wait for it....Forever Knight!

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[livejournal.com profile] matrithon [livejournal.com profile] matrithon  is holding a ficathon to celebrate women the age of 40 or over and a few fandoms of interest have had prompts submitted. All the prompts can be found here. There's lots of good stuff. :-)

Blood Ties (Dr. Sagara)
DCU (Lois Lane)
Doctor Who (19 different characters)
Forever Knight (Janette)
Friday Night Lights (Tami Taylor)
Highlander and Highlander: The Raven (Rebecca, Amanda, Lucy Becker)
Homicde: Life on the Street (Megan Russert)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Martha Kent)
Rome (Atia, Servila)
Sarah Jane Adventures (Sarah Jane)
Slings & Arrows (Ellen Fanshawe)
Smallville (Genevieve Teague, Martha Kent)
Stargate Atlantis (Elizabeth Weir,Teyla Emmagan, Samantha Carter)
Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles (Sarah Connor)
X-Files (Margaret Scully, Teena Mulder)

Prompt claiming runs till July 31st. Fic, art and vids will be accept to satisfy the prompts. Fic should be a minimum of 500 words. Posting dates will run from September 7 - October 5. Rules can be found here.
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We planned out a tentative itinerary for the New Mexico/Colorado road trip and our first night will be in Roswell, New Mexico. While checking out the hotel situation online I was finding that a lot of them were booked solid. Further investigation revealed that the Roswell UFO Festival runs through the 4th of July weekend. That is hilariously funny. I'm not an "aliens are among us" person but I'm so jazzed. I must find a kitschy inflatable alien to bring home.

Before reading about the festival I had visions of Mulder and Scully in their little motel room in Roswell from the XF series finale. I revisited a few of my favorite post "The Truth" fic to get in the mood. Now I've got visions of the Roswell season 1 episode "The Convention"in my head. I rewatched the entire series last month and this is very fresh in mind. Although, I don't think Jason Behr will be manning the information booth.

I need a Roswell icon or two. Also, I received the Blood Ties DVD in the mail today. Now I can watch the series properly or at least the first half of it. I'm very pleased about that.

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Drive by post before I'm late for work.

Blood Ties comes to DVD sometime in June. Now I can finally see the last half of the season (no Lifetime, not season 2).

Press release is here.

Pre-sale at amazon for $18.99.

Now someone bring New Amsterdam and Journeyman to DVD and I'll be very, very happy.
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The DVD release date for Life has been set for September 2. This sucker is totally priced to own with a SRP of $29.98 so I'm figuring a store price of around $25. Perhaps the price per episode comes out a bit high but if I enjoy this show as much as I'm anticipating who cares. Hopefully all the music remains intact but with its low SRP I have my doubts.  Hopefully they're unfounded because one of the biggest selling points for me about Life is its killer soundtrack.

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The DVD release date for Smallville season 7 has been set for the following week on September 9th. I'm both excited and scared for that release. There are certain episodes that I'm very excited to see but I'm really not looking forward to the Lois/Grant story arc that pretty much went no where and has given Lois naysayers yet another reason to trash her. I understand what it's purpose was for but from what I gather from other fans the execution was quite lacking.

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The season 2 DVDs of Torchwood have also been announced for September 16. Nice cover but way out of my price range. It's the same reason why I haven't even thought about purchasing the 1st season, which I've yet to watch. I've enjoyed the show but not enough to pay that much for 13 episodes.

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I've been feeling a little under the weather so the Internet really has no interest for me right now but in the process of quickly checking up online I came across a new multi fandom drabble-a-thon. It's entitled, "Because We Are Awesome" and it's being hosted by [personal profile] medie.

I've received most of my fic inspiration from fic challenges, especially where Forever Knight is concerned. I just have trouble completing most of them in time. After all if someone out there in livejournal-land has been kind enough to remember FK in their fic prompts it would be poor manners to not oblige them.

This time around, however, I've decided to throw in a few of my own prompts. I posted two separate times and they're mostly Forever Knight and Smallville prompts but I've also thrown in a few other fandoms. There's a multitude of fandoms being represented so there should be something for everyone.













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Fandom wise I keep adding things to my plate. I say I'm going to do something and then something else comes along and usurps it's position on my priority list. Twice I've had fic challenges distract me from my long festering stories. Now the upside is that the time restraints force me to actually produce something rather than let it fester but still. I feel like a neglectful mother.

So what I've decided to do is create a list of projects that can realistically be done. Therefore finishing my Forever Knight stories 'Things We Lost in the Fire' and 'Lives Interrupted' won't be included. My poor babies. Mamma just doesn't know how to make you behave.

Anyway, in no particular order...





















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Damages )



Moonlight )


Recent changes on the homefront means that we no longer have cable at home and instead have satellite. That mean no more CW or NBC and playing around with some bunny ears have given me little to no results. It looks like I'll be exploring alternative methods for acquiring Smalville, Supernatural, Gossip Girl, and Journeyman. I have yet to see "Cure" from Smallville and that makes me very sad.

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