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for years i posted comments with the OpenID archersangel.blogspot.com (sometimes archersangel.dreamwidth.org when the other wouldn't work) now i upgraded to a regular account. my dreamwidth journal is the main one, my blogspot/blogger blog still is posted to now & then. this post over at DW has more about me, if you care to know.

the cross-osted entries say to comment at DW with OpenID, but you don't have to if you don't have an OpenID thing. You can post here on the entry.


30 days of star trek; day 3 & 4

this post has the explanation & list of topics.

Day 3 - Favorite Starship
i'd probably have to say the original enterprise. it was the one i grew-up with (ST: the search for spock guts me) so i will always have a soft spot for it.

Day 4 - Favorite Captain
well, it varies. picard because of the diplomat, no-nonsense thing. janeway because she was the first woman captain on a series & had to hold the crew together so far from home. archer because of *cough* reasons. This entry was originally posted at https://archersangel.dreamwidth.org/274673.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

30 days of star trek

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as usual with these things i'll probably do 2 (maybe 3) a day because i don't get on DW every day.

also, some answers may overlap with the previous trek meme.

Day 1 - Favorite TOS episode
not really sure. balance of terror is pretty good for the tension & drama. it's interesting to compare it to the movie that inspired the episode; run silent, run deep.

Day 2 - Favorite Federation Race
i want to say humans, but that's a basic answer. although, basic is sometimes the best you can do.

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If fandoms were lovers

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If fandoms were lovers...

The one who seduced you and screwed you over and broke your heart in a million pieces and laughed about it.

The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still really enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp in the sheets.
stargate: sg-1.

The mysterious dark gothy one whom you used to sit up with talking until 3a.m. at weird coffeehouses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized they really were fucking crazy.
buffy or hercules & xena during the dahak thing.

The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor, and whom you'd still really like to get together with again although you're relieved they don't actually live in town.
maybe hercules & xena.

The Steady.
the amelia peabody series by elizabeth peters (mostly because i'm on like my 3RD re-read)

The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never got really serious with.

The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with but ultimately you're just good friends because the friendship is there but the chemistry isn't.
the lord of the rings.

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems really cool except it's never really gone anywhere.
stranger things.

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at them and thinking, "How did they land all these utterly fabulous people?"
game of thrones.

The one who gave you the best damned summer of your life and who you measure all other potential partners against.
star trek (not the new stuff)

The one you recently met at a party and would like to get to know better and who you think you might have a crush on.
i'm not sure there is one.

The old flame that you wouldn't totally object to hooking up with again for a one night romp if only they cleaned themselves up a bit.
friends, maybe?

Your hot new flame.
not new but NCIS: NOLA

The one who stole your people's hearts.
golden girls.

And a bonus courtesy of[Unknown LJ tag]
The one you’re embarrassed to admit you like, because your friends will all say you’re too good for them.
i don't think there is one.

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friday 5 on a sunday

1. How are you feeling today?

2. Have you gone to one of those emergency/urgent care walk-in clinics?

3. What symptoms made you go there?
it has varied. once or twice it was ear pain that turned out to be an infection. last time it was a throat problem that turned out to be tonsil stones.

4. Does it make you feel better to have the doctor translate your symptoms into a medical-sounding diagnosis (e.g., really bad cough = bronchitis)?
no. fancy terminology doesn't help the situation. but when they dismiss it as "just a bad cough" that rude.

5. What is the worst tasting medicine you have ever had?
the stuff for the tonsil stones. it was a thick-ish liquid i had to gargle with for 20 seconds (which is a long time to gargle) and it had lidocaine in it for the throat pain, which numbed every part of my mouth and lips that it came into contact with.

other answers over at thefridayfive


exit, pursued by a bear

where we live now is in a fairly rural area, with some woods on two sides of the housing complex & more woods across the road.

yesterday  afternoon (between 4-5) my brother heard a woman say something like: "you better get inside or the bear will get you." he didn't think much of it because this woman often yells at her little kids & he though this was her way of getting them inside the house. but then he heard someone else yell; "oh my god, bear!"

he looked out the window & sure enough, there was a bear. he ran to get me, i looked out the window to see this small-ish bear (maybe a year old) standing about 50-60 feet away near the kid's playground equipment. thankfully there were no children there at the time. it was the first time we've seen a bear in real life, despite living in rural areas all our lives.

my brother went to get the digital camera which wasn't that far away, but by that time the bear had wandered off into the side woods. he said; "now i know why people can't get a picture of bigfoot. by the time you get the camera, the damned thing has wandered off!"

so now we're worried about the possibility of bears being around the dumpsters. one of which is 10-15 feet from our house.

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that figures

here where i live now they have a july 4TH thing a day or two before that date & some kind of "the summer is almost over" thing in the beginning of aug.

the first year we were here we missed the first cookout thing & went to the second. last year we went to the first and not to the second.

this year i vowed that come hell or high water we'd go to both.

so of course they don't have either one.

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“Star Trek: Picard” is bringing back some familiar faces.

During the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday, it was revealed that Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Jeri Ryan would reprising their roles from “Next Generation” and “Voyager” in Ryan’s case. Jonathan Del Arco will also appear, likely reprising his role as the Borg Hugh from “Next Generation.”

Previously announced cast members include Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway.

more info at variety.com

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PSA: heat exhaustion vs. heat stroke

since it will be very hot this weekend, this is info people need.


feeling faint or dizzy

excessive sweating

cool, pale, clammy skin

nausea or vomiting

rapid, weak pulse

muscle cramps

treatment: get to a cool, air conditioned place. drink water if fully conscious. take a cool shower or use cool compresses. (i suggest using them around your neck or on the inside of your wrists, where the blood vessels or arteries are close to the surface.)


throbbing headache

no sweating

body temperature above 103 F (39.4 C)

red, hot, dry skin

nausea or vomiting

rapid, strong pulse

may lose consciousness

treatment: CALL 911 (or whatever equivalent is in your country) take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives. (i suggest providing shade, maybe getting them inside if they're on hot cement & use cool compresses on them) This entry was originally posted at https://archersangel.dreamwidth.org/272890.html. Please comment there using OpenID.


The Guardian Profile Challenge

from [Unknown LJ tag] this is back from march because i don't check out her DW often.
If you’ve not followed the epic rants on Twitter, a white male pro author (who is apparently pretty good) and the Guardian suddenly discover Narnia fan fic and wildly praise his scintillating tale of the years before Jadis’ rule and the creation of the Stone Table. The article and a separate opinion piece bemoan that this brilliant story cannot be published nor the author compensated for his amazing work because there is that crotchety thing known as property rights in copyrighted material, in this case owned by the Lewis estate. But, the praise continues, this fan fic is SO good, maybe it's time to re-examine copyright laws!

Oh such a tragedy. Men extolled for writing fan fic (so much so that his friends start lobbying for the law to be changed) and women mocked.

she suggested that those who have written fan fic for a long time (or in my case, just dabble a lot) write a "few hundred words extolling your virtues as a fan fic or other creator in fandom."

so i did

portrait of an obscure writer by jo king

you may have stumbled across her work, but may not know her name. i met up with the the internet user known as archersangel at a local panaera bread where i find that she has entered into a self-professed "goth phase" dressed in all in the requisite black; tail coat, t-shirt, leggings, socks, converse high-tops & a piece of black lace holding back her long, wavy, chestnut hair sprinkled with silver. including round, black frame glasses. plus a fair amount of silver jewelry.

aangel, as she is sometimes known, got her start writing in the old sg1_five_things community, a.k.a the pentangular gate on live journal in in august 2007. "started as an anonymous poster & then used my blogspot open-id." where she would write 195 "more or less, i messed up on the numbering." pieces. mostly sg-1, but on occasion something for atlantis or universe. she was devastated when the community folded in november 2012 "i'd pour one out, but i don't drink." she commented sadly.

she admits that she was not the most popular poster, with a disregard for punctuation, capitalization & grammar. "i did get some nice replies & one person admitted to tearing up over 2 recurring dreams & 3 recurring nightmares janet fraiser has so i guess that was something."

during her time posting 5 things in 2009 aangel got a dreamwidth account and stumbled across [personal profile] synecdochic 's challenge to put her original character of jd neilson (the young clone of sg-1's jack o'neill from the episode fragile balance) into other fandoms while hitchhiking. she wrote 2 such stories, numbers 7 & 22 on this list.

after her five things run ended, archersangel resigned herself to never posting fic again. but then discovered a 3-scentnce fic-a-thon run by [personal profile] rthstewart in early 2013 and later that year one run by .caramelsilver aangel confesses to stretching the rules a little. "a run-on sentence is still a stenence." she has written about 3 dozen between the two over the years in a long list of fandoms; star trek (TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, but as of now not ENT) star wars (the original trilogy & the prequels), stargate: sg-1, harry potter, the mummy (1999), a the mummy (1999)/amelia peabody crossover, real person fic "more like historical fiction really.", greek myth, batman (TAS & the burton era movies), buffy the vampire slayer tv series, little women (novel), & even a laura ingalls wilder/wild wild west (tv series) crossover.

after she comes back from refilling her black iced tea, i ask archerangel what other fandoms she might try her hand at. she thinks a moment while tapping a finger with an ebony colored fingernail against ink-stained lips. "maybe the mrs. murphy series by rita mae brown, the midnight louie series by carole nelson douglas, the cat who... series by lillian jackson braun, the sarah kelling series by charlotte macleod, the roma sub rosa series by steven saylor. ncis: new loreans, quantum leam, pehaps the amazing race." she shrugs her shoulders & shakes her head. "and whatever else catches my interest. i guess we'll see."

yes. i'm sure we will. This entry was originally posted at https://archersangel.dreamwidth.org/272586.html. Please comment there using OpenID.