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This week has effectively been a washout for lab work, so I decided to post memes.

This one was taken from [ profile] temporalranger

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)."

Are you a male or female: Anne Braden
Describe yourself: Stand Up
How do you feel: We Are Winning
Describe where you currently live: Cracks In The Surface
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Defend Atlantis
Your favorite form of transportation: Airplane Mode
Your best friend is: Never Had It
Your fear: Mayday!
What is the best advice you have to give: Fight With Tools
Thought for the Day: Rise
How would you like to die: Superhero


Day 19 - A pairing you've rooted for since the beginning?

I actually really loved Kaelin and Richard from the Sword of Truth/Legend of the Seeker series (books/TV). Half the reason why I kept reading the books was so that I could see if they ever got married.

Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing?

I'll say Dean/Cas, because of the staring and the personal space.

Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?

I'll go broad with this one and say I have a thing for cross-generational slash. I used to read/write Harry/Snape and Harry/Lucius back when I was into HP fandom.

Remaining Days )

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If last week was marked by season permieres and good lab results, this week was marked by a lack of sleep, bad writing and good lab results.

I'll take one out of three. My supervisor is happy with me.

But seriously, if I have to put up with much more bad writing, I'm going to end up doing something drastic. I know I'm not great, but I at least have a good grasp on grammar and verb tense...

And, since this post can't be entirely bad, here's some more of that meme I keep forgetting about.

Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?

I'm going to go with an unusual response and say Misha Collins and his wife Victoria. I heard rumours that she's the one responsible for the questionable awesome photos Misha posts on twitter. I just feel like they have a really fun relationship.

Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?

I could put together quite the list here, but I'll focus on the word absolute to narrow it down. I actually had to think about it for longer than I expected. Arthur/Gwen wins, because they seem so forced by the writers. There are a lot of pairings I dislike, but I can actually see how it happens. With Arthur and Gwen I feel like the writers thought "Crap! There was supposed to be some sort of romance between Arthur and Gwen. We've been pandering to the Arthur/Merlin fans so much we forgot. Maybe if we throw it in now, they'll forget about that, and we can get back to Arthurian legend." Except that Merlin is the biggest bastardization of Arthurian legend I've ever seen, so it comes out ass backwards.

Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?

Rose and the Doctor. I thought that Rose and nine were very platonic, but that Rose and Ten would never quite get that chemistry back. I finally caved and watched season two of Dr. Who after watching Torchwood (because I wanted more, but didn't want to see CoE quite yet), and I was pleasently surprised. I might be one of the few people who actually really liked Rose/Alternate!Ten. It's pretty much the only way they could be happy together.

Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?

Mikey and Martha, or Tosh and Owen. I was a little giddy with the first, and really sad that the second never happened in canon.

Remaining Days )

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Today has been a little strange, in that it's had major ups and downs.

1) I woke up this morning and realized there was no way I was going to be able to fit my experiment in between TAing (Down)

2) I did said TAing, and one of my students this year is room mates with three students I taught last year. Said students told current student that I was awesome. (Double Up)

3) I was involved in a four car accident this evening. I stopped (more sudden than I'd like, without slamming my breaks). The three cars behind me didn't. No damage to my car, but the car behind me has a loose back bumper, and the third car in line was smoking under the hood. The fourth car had no damage and drove off. I tried to, but they wanted my information. They failed to take the appropriate information, and proceeded to blame me for the accident. Because I stopped. And they didn't. Conclusion, drivers in London, ON, are idiots who can't, in fact, drive. (Double Down)

4) I found out V, my awesome Bulgarian lab mate is moving on Thursday, and tomorrow will be the last day I see her for a while. She is my closes friend in London, so it will suck (Down)

5) I played dodgeball with my lab group tonight. We're terrible. We're so terrible they need to create a third league for people of our caliber. It was a lot of fun (Up)

6) I managed to run for ten minutes straight. I can't remember the last time I was able to run for ten minutes. It was thrilling. (Up)

7) [ profile] torchwood_santa is nearly ready to go live. I've gotten permission from a lot of the major coms to start promoting, but I'm not sure the best time to start with that. Signups will go from Oct 15 to Nov 1, but I worry that two weeks isn't enough time... Opinions? (neutral)

8) My D/C BB artist keeps sending me really awesome artwork. I'm excited beyond belief. (Up)

On a side note, I thought I would be less busy this fall, but the opposite is true. Monday and Thursday I play badminton. Tuesdays I play dodgeball. It looks like Wednesdays I'll be volunteering at a retirement home that runs an Alzheimer's outreach group, and Sundays I'm playing innertube waterpolo...

That writing I was going to do? Um... yeah... I think sleep and I are going to be going our seperate ways. Same with the little thing called free time.

On the plus side, it means that I've recovered from my mysterious vitamin deficiency (I think).

Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?

This is a tough one. I don't really get into books the same way I do into TV. I read a lot, but I mostly take it at face value and don't consider much beyond that. Looking back at my bookshelves, I'd have to say it was Fitz and Fool from the Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies by Robin Hobb. Granted, she refused to acknowledge the romantic and sexual relationships she'd built up between the two characters, and doesn't allow fanfiction, so it could never be explored very well outside the series. Still, I always love them, just a little bit.

Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Day 19 - A pairing you've rooted for since the beginning?
Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing?
Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever?
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I've been going crossed eyed for the last two hours playing in photoshop to make rudimentary banners and staring at source code to figure out how to make all the fancy links and formatting you usually see in communities.

But it was mostly successful! Click on the banner to see how [ profile] torchwood_santa is shaping up so far.

Team Torchwood
Come join us at [ profile] torchwood_santa a secret santa community for the vitual exchange of fanworks in the Torwood Fandom. Sign up begins November 1.

If anyone wants to help out, let me know ;) I've had a few volunteers so far.


Day 13 - What is your favorite television pairing?

You mean we weren't supposed to be focusing on television pairings before? Like I said already, I ship Dean/Castiel hard core at the moment, with Jack/Ianto coming in a close second. Aside from those, of actual canon pairings, I'd have to say Rose and the Doctor. He means the world to her, and she helped him be a little bit more compassionate.

Remaining Days )


Sep. 27th, 2010 01:21 am
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I'd really appreciate it if someone could tell me why I'm so crazy. As if signing up for challenges wasn't enough, I've created [ profile] torchwood_santa. I wanted to do a Torchwood holiday gift exchange, and realized there wasn't one. So I've made it. I'll get around to pimping it this week...

[ profile] bloodredmoon1 offered to help me moderate.

On a side note, because I keep forgetting:

Day 09 - The most believable relationship?

Erik/Sookie in Trueblood. The relationship isn't forced, or ridiculously co-dependent. It's just two people who are attracted to one another, and use one another, and who may or may not have actual feelings for one another.

Day 10 - Why aren't these two married in real life?

Are we talking actors? I actually don't follow real people all that much (with the exception of Misha Collins, because that man is hilarious), and he's already married. It's not actually something that's ever crossed my mind.

Day 11 - What is your dream pairing?

Most of these pairings happen in my dreams... or was that TMI? Actually, I think Derek/Penelope would be brilliant. I would be happy forever if it happened in canon.

Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?

I don't really like this question. I don't think weddings are necessary to have a good ship. I honestly can't think of a wedding that was awesome, either...

Remaining Days )

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Start with the meme, which I keep forgetting:

Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene? )

Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage? )

Remaining days )

It's been such a long time since I've been able to use my go go science! tag. The last three weeks of work before I went on holidays was plagued by badly made common stocks that killed my cells, missing reagents, and the epic stress of grant writing season. I was getting dangerously close to the "I hate science and want to start [insert questionable career of your choice here, I'm thinking guppy breeding]."

That said, this week I've successfully cloned a mutation into one of the isoforms of my protein, and I've successfully detected SUMOylation of both isoforms.

In non-science terms, I've found something that contributes to our understanding of how certain nerve cells work. Ideally, this will shed light on what happens to our brains as we age and in different neurodegenerative diseases.

I've got another three to four years of work to do on this, but it isn't hopless!!!


Also, I'm going to go to Cuba next year! It's mostly exciting, because I haven't actually gone anywhere for vacation since I was seventeen. I managed to score an invite for a course in Brazil in April, which was a free trip there (the first time I'd left southern Ontario in six years), but this will be the first for pleasure only trip in a while. [ profile] bloodredmoon1, aka my awesome British friend, is in to go with me. We're waiting on a few more people, but I'll probably have the trip booked by next week.

On another note, I got feedback from [ profile] fleshlycherry about by D/C BB. Lots of sections to revise and rework because she calls me on it every time I fall into summarizing/skipping scenes, for being to wordy, and for waving my slash wand and going with the "because I said so" explanation. She didn't call me on my overuse of semicolons

I'm lucky she likes me as much as she does, because she isn't even a D/C shipper.

I've gotten to thinking about my NaNo, though, which is the sequel to the BB. I'm thinking it's going to need more Crowley, and after reading Good Omens, I've decided to go with the fact that it's the same demon. That said, should I include Aziraphale?

I'm also trying to decide if I should include the crossover bit that didn't actually get hinted in the BB. It's also trying to blend in with my [ profile] syfybigbang, because hey, that's the way my brain works, but I've put my foot down, because it's too ridiculous.

Which leads me to the only not awesome part of my day: What to do my syfy/merlin BB on?

Also, SPN premiere tomorrow! My dad's birthday party was rescheduled for Sunday, so I'll be able to watch the whole thing as it airs! I'm pathetically excited.

All of the positive vibes I'm grooving with right now have translated into helping me shed some of the weight I put on while sick, which is also happy making.


Sep. 21st, 2010 11:37 pm
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I've made some headway into my writing list.

The secret gift exchange was sent in tonight, and I was able to include some soft porn, which I couldn't bring myself to do for the BB. I can't seem to bring myself to just drop characters in bed together, anymore. I've got to have build up and reasons for it...

The D/C BB is undergoing revision, still, but it's pretty much out of the way. I'm going to put together a fanmix for it, and i wonder if trying my hand at some art might be a good idea.

Next on the list:

1) [ profile] syfybigbang in Merlin. I was thinking of continuing the verse I started almost a year ago, but I kind of feel like Modern!AU is where it's at. I blame [ profile] fleshlycherry 15,000 due Jan 7.

2) [ profile] spn_ficmatchup, with [ profile] kimisgirl. We've started writing now. Sounds like schmoopy fun, which is a good change for me. 10,000 words between the two of us with posting starts Feb 15

3) [ profile] xover_exchange We get our prompts Sept 27, and >1,500 words due Nov 12

4) NaNoWriMo - 75,000 words in the month of November o.O

5)[ profile] ficexchange_mix Prompts come Oct 4th, and >1,500 words due Nov 1.

Also, because I keep forgetting the 30 day shipping meme:

Day 06 - The best kiss?
Hands down, Jack and Ianto in the Children of Earth miniseries. You all know the kiss I'm talking about.

It's not surpirsing, considering I rarely ship canon pairings, but still, that one takes the cake. It was passionate, and heartbreaking, and all of those good, intense emotions that you almost never see on network television.

24 Days remaining )
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Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
A tie between Bo/Dyson (because seriously, when did that become a good idea? Two episodes in and I hate it) and Arthur/Gwen. There's a lot more chemistry between Gwen and Lancelot, while most of you know my feelings about who Arthur is best suited with...

Remaining Days )
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I forgot about this:

Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Delenn/Sheridan from Babylon 5. I loved the two of them together so much that I shipped them before I knew what shipping was.

Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
The problem with this question is that my head canon makes all of the ships I want real. I can see subtext anywhere. That said, I would have loved to have seen Tosh/Owen as real, actual canon.

Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Are we talking sexual chemistry, or romantic chemistry? For sexual, I'd say Jack/anyoneIanto, or Dean/Castiel (because of the staring), for romantic, I love Doctor/Rose

Remaining Days )


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