Lists:

Jan. 10th, 2018 08:43 pm
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Ratings: 1 star=worst, 4 stars=best

Books(My goal is to read 26 this year)

Books Read:
Eclair and Present Danger - Laura Bradford ***
The Princess Diarist - Carrie Fisher <3 ****
A Spoonful of Murder - Connioe Archer ***
Double Booked for Death - Ali Brandon ****
Bread of the Dead - Ann Myers ****

Current Book(s):
Death at the Little Big Horn

Books to Read:
Blasphemy - Douglas Preston
My Antonia
Impact - Douglas Preston
Codex - Douglas Preston
A Movable Feast - Hemingway


New Fandoms:


Fanfics Written:
(Ask to be friended at [profile] alexfic to read fic.)

Films

Films @ home:
Risky Business ***
Surf's Up2: WaveMania ***
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection ****

Films @ Cinema:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ****

Films to see:



TV Shows:


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A Challenge for myself:
Sunday - Give thanks. Talk about something in your life you're thankful for. Even if it's tiny.
Monday - Music Monday. Anything about the music you listen to or like; artist profiles, recs, reviews, anything
Tuesday - Artisitc stuff like fiction writing or writing of any sort, knitting, sewing, carpentry... whatever you do or have done.
Wednesday - Reading
Thursday - Throwback Thursday. Childhood memories, old photos, old blog posts...stuff from the past
Friday - Fandom stuff. Faves, new ones, actors, musicians, anything you're a fan of want to talk about.
Saturday - somebody, anybody. Your best friend, the Pope, Julius Caesar.. anyone at5 all

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Idea from karaokegal:

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Dragon Post

Jan. 2nd, 2018 08:43 am
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Dragons
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My Scroll.
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Loren DeJonge Schulman is deputy director of studies and the Leon E. Panetta senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
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I just got a new 6 qt programmable pressure cooker and wonder if any of you have on and if so, what is your favorite recipe?
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I am reading two books right now.

Death at the Little Bighorn - I am a Custer fanatic. I am one of those who has actually stood at the battlefield and wondered what exactly happened on that fateful day in 1876. THis book promises a new look and a new theory but I am not seeing anything that new. I am interested that this author(Phillip Tucker) takes into account the battle narrative of the Sioux and the Cheyenne warriors who fought there that day. He also looks at the politics of the players - Custer, Grant, Sheridan, Sherman - and relates that effect on the battle as well. It is a slow read so I am keeping other books going as well.

The second book is A Spoonful of Murder, our February selection at the Cozy Mystery group I belong to. Lucky inherits a soup shop in a tiny town and someone is murdered... she has to save her shop and find the murderer... same old, same old. We'll see if this one has any interesting turns.

Supposed you can now add pics but I don't really see how yet... I do hate to have to go to LJ and add things I can't add here.
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A golden oldie from Woodstock. Seems timely. Does have some graphic images from the day. This world ain't for the faint of heart.

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This is the first song I heard this boy sing. he's good and so young.

Ed Sheeran - I see Fire
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Dear Yoda,

What do I want for the 4th this year?

I love humor and adventure! While much of the SW universe is dark, I want light and fun. As for the romantic pairings, I don’t need graphic details. I want them to do more than smooch – I want their lives to be filled with adventure and purpose.

Each request:

1. Corran Horn and Luke Skywalker - I loved Corran in the books. I’d love to see him and Luke take off on a secret mission – maybe they meet up with others we know, maybe not. I’ll leave the details to you!
2. Padmé Amadala/Obi-Wan Kenobi – They were a better match than she and Anakin and always were. Perhaps she and Obi-Wan bonded before young Anakin was old enough to be her lover. I always thought there was a certain attraction there on his part, at least. Maybe they go on a mission sometime – a Jedi mission.
3. Leia and Han and Luke, on my! Send them on a mission, arguing and laughing and being themselves. Any timeline area you choose works for me. I would prefer Han and Leia already be an item though it’s not critical.

I am easy to please… I love the idea that someone wrote a story for ME anytime! Have lots of fun writing and may the Force be with you!
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Title: Snowpocalypse!
Fandom: RPF
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For the January Drabble Challenge
Summary: Viggo loves snow storms. Sean, not so much.

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SNOWPOCALYPSE!

He hates all the snow and ice but not me. I love it. We are stuck in the cabin, just the two of us, for days on end. We eat, we play cards and we snuggle.

And he whines. He needs to get back to work. He needs to call his agent. He needs cookies. He wants some cigarettes. Some beer.

I make soups from stuff in the cabinets and in the freezer. We play in the snow and drink cocoa.

Sometimes I call him a whiny little girl. And we wrestle, which ends well. Always.

Sean is the best!
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Do you all see the parallels? If not, go read some history - 1930s and 1940s should do it. Read this document. Look up these places:
Auschwitz Birkenau
Belzec
Bergen Belsen
Buchenwald
Chelmno
Dachau
Ebensee
Flossenburg
(and they're not all)

and these places:
Amache (Granada), Colorado
Gila River, Arizona
Heart Mountain, Wyoming
Jerome, Arkansas
Manzanar, California
Minidoka, Idaho
Poston (aka Colorado River), Arizona
Rohwer, Arkansas
Topaz (aka Central Utah), Utah
Tule Lake, California

Then tell me we're not in danger...
GHDI - Document
As so often in our history, Germany, since the day the revolution broke out, presents a picture of heartbreaking disunity. We did not receive the equality and fraternity which was promised us; instead we lost our freedom. The breakdown of the unity of mind and will of our nation at home was followed...
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Today is fandom Friday and my first one is about Star Wars!

I adore the whole thing! I was 17 when it came out in 1977 and I remember the awe as I watched that Imperial Star Destroyer fly over! And Luke! OMG! He was the perfect boy - blond and cute with such a wistful look as he stood outside his home on that Tatooine evening.
From the opening:


I even got a Vader for Christmas!


I have read tons of the "legends" books and written a little fan fiction. I am not in love with Disney and their rehash movies. At least George did original stories. I miss his input. Much of the canon that Disney has dumped is better than ANY of The Force Awakens. It was a decent mvoie but really just a remake of A New Hope. Rogue One was impressive though.

Some photos of my favorites:









Maybe we'll talk about elves next time!
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This is me when I was 2 or 3... LONG time ago. I don't look very happy. I think it was made at a Roses store. I think they offered portraits once in a while. This was before K-mart and Wal-mart. Roses was the only store in town.


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Day 15

In your own space, write a love letter to Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist/circle/followers. Share you love and squee as loud as you want to. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so


Dear Star Wars,

Besides my hubby and my sweet departed daughter, you are the one constant love of my life. I still remember the complete awe I felt when I saw that Imperial Star Destroyer fly over my head the first time in May 1977. Then there was cute little Luke and dashing Han and a Princess who was a snarky smartass as all princesses should be.

I remember waiting and waiting for more... and the rumors of who Luke's father was, rumors of Leia being his sister and them all coming true.

Then life happened. I finished high school, went to college, had a child and became ill. During my illness, I spent a lot of time reading and watching videos. Of course I had managed to nab the Star Wars trilogy when it came out on video and I watched it endlessly while I was sick... just the sound of the music soothed me. You rescued me from my own doom by giving me something to think about. A few years later, I found the extended universe and learned to love you all over once again as i went on adventures with Luke and the rest... and saw them marry, form a government based on freedom.

I even loved the second trilogies in a way - they were all new material that no one had seen before and there was plenty of good in with some pretty awful. Who couldn't love the dear Queen and handsome Obi-wan?

When Disney acquired you, I was and still am apprehensive. The Extended universe had some great characters and story lines which seem to have been tossed aside for some trite retelling of the original story...I was not thrilled with The Force Awakens. It was same old/same old. BUT then Disney surprised me with Rogue One.

I have fallen in love all over again with the idea of freedom and hope.

May the Force be with us all!

Love always,
Alex

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