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SPN Big Bang fics are being posted, very happy to have long well-written stories to read, especially since I get tired of looking at del.icio.us bookmarks trying to find something good to read. Can't wait to SGA Big Bang fics to be posted........now those are really really long. Mmmm, I really love my fandoms, seriously, where else would I find stories with 50,000+ words?
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Supernatural season finale was awesome and I miss it already.......

So I've been reading Spn crossovers and realized that I'm not really a Dean or Sam fan, but rather a Dean-and-Sam fan. Unlike with SGA, where I'm happy reading anything with John Sheppard by himself crossed with another fandom, I kinda dislike reading anything where Sam or Dean are without each other. I was reading this one fic where Dean was transported to the Firefly universe and I kept reading and waiting for Sam's appearance, but no, apparently Dean is by himself, which led to much disappointment and a sudden disinterest in the story. What attracts me to the SPN fandom is the close relationship between the two brothers, not the individual characters, because I love their interactions with each other, so I think of them as almost a single entity and that's how I like it in fanfiction. ^_^
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Can't wait to see season finale of Supernatural, I am so invested in this show......what am I going to watch when this season ends?!?!?!
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Now that I'm all caught up with watching Stargate Atlantis ( Loved Quarantine - it reminded me of Sunday in some ways; plus Lorne was there! ^_^), feel like I should start watching Stargate SG-1 too. Must catch up on all the tv I missed while studying before I have to report to jury duty....sighs. Ah well.

Love SGA

Dec. 20th, 2007 03:10 am
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Am now horribly horribly addicted to Stargate Atlantis and John Sheppard-centric fanfiction........geez, like I don't have enough fandoms to keep up with. But still, so freaking awesome; also, ff.net is seriously lacking in decent SGA fanfic.....sighs.

Birthday today, not terribly excited, haven't been since I turned 21; I'm already one of those people who don't care about their age anymore and I'm not even 25 yet T_T
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So been trying to limit my time on the computer....especially in light of the fact that I have a to-do list that's over 2 ft long, typed in 12 pt. font.......sighs. But so many fanfics to read, now that I've discovered Wincest........argh, so bad. I really enjoy the love between Dean and Sam, and how authors portray their protectiveness and dependence of each other.

I am seriously socially inept, there's people I should be seeing and talking to, but I just can't make myself face all that awkwardness; it's worse than meeting your boyfriend's parents, and more like meeting your ex's new girlfriend and trying to be her best buddy.

On another note, now that I'm transferring all my fansubbed anime to dvd to save space, I have a bunch of animes on cds that I don't know what to do with since throwing them away would be a waste. Hmmmmmmmmmm.
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Airplane Tickets
When to Buy: Wednesday morning.
Why: "Most airfare sales are thrown out there on the weekend," says travel expert Peter Greenberg, a.k.a. The Travel Detective. Other airlines then jump into the game, discounting their own fares and prompting further changes by the first airline. The fares reach their lowest prices late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Books
When to Buy: Thursday.
Why: Price compare between major chains Borders and Barnes & Noble. The former releases its weekly sales and coupons on every Thursday; the latter, every Tuesday.

Cars
When to Buy: Monday.
Why: "Car dealers live for the weekend, which is when they make most of their sales," says Phil Reed, consumer advice editor for Edmunds.com. "On Mondays, the low foot traffic makes it seem like the weekend will never come." That dealer desperation, paired with fewer consumers on the lot, give you more negotiating power.

Clothing
When to Buy: Thursday evening.
Why: That's the day when stores stock their shelves for the weekend, and when many retailers — including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and Express — start their weekend promotions, says Kathryn Finney, author of "How to Be a Budget Fashionista." You'll find great prices and the best selection. "It's an effort to get people to shop in the middle of the week," she says.

Department-Store Wares
When to Buy: Saturday evening.
Why: Department stores have a lot to mark down for their Sunday circulars, so they frequently start the process on Saturday evenings before store closing, says Finney. "They're preparing for the big rush," she says. Bonus: Even if the markdowns haven't been made, many employees will honor the sale price if you ask. Print out the circular preview from the store's web site, and bring it with you when you head to the mall.

Dinner Out
When to Buy: Tuesday.
Why: Most restaurants do not receive food deliveries over the weekend. "Sunday is the garbage-can day of the week," says Kate Krader, senior editor at Food & Wine magazine. "No doubt, they're cleaning out their fridges. Tuesdays, they're starting fresh." Dining out on that day offers the best odds you'll get a meal worth paying for, no matter your price point, she says.

Entertainment
When to Buy: Wednesday.
Why: Plenty of movie theaters, amusement parks and museums offer extra discounts to consumers who visit midweek. Six Flags theme parks offer a $12 discount to AAA members — three times its usual discount of $4. AMC Theatres offers members in its free AMC Movie Watcher reward program a free small popcorn on Wednesdays. (This summer, it's also the day select theaters offer free Summer Movie Camp screenings.)

Gas
When to Buy: Thursday, before 10 a.m.
Why: The price of oil isn't the only factor influencing costs at your local pump. Consumer usage plays a role, too — and weekend demand is high, says Jason Toews, co-founder of GasBuddy.com, a price-monitoring site. Prices usually swing upward on Thursdays as travelers fuel up to head out the following day. By hitting the pump before 10 a.m. (when many station owners change their prices), you'll beat the rush and the price jump.

Groceries
When to Buy: Sunday (for using coupons with sale items) or Tuesday/Saturday (for rainchecks).
Why: Maximize savings by combining store sales, which run from Wednesday to Tuesday or Sunday to Saturday, with the latest round of coupons from your Sunday paper, says Mary Hunt, publisher of Debt-Proof Living, a money-saving newsletter. "It's a smart idea to wait until you have those in hand to match up with the week's sale items," she says.

To snag savings on items you don't need just yet, shop on Tuesday or Saturday, advises Hunt. Chances are, the store will have run out of the sale items. "That means you can pick up rain checks, which allow you to buy those items later when you need them, and at the sale price," she says.

Hotel Rooms
When to Buy: Sunday.
Why: There are two kinds of hotel managers, and the kind that won't give you a discount on your room rate has Sundays off, says Greenberg. Call the hotel directly, and ask to speak with the manager on duty or the director of sales. These employees are open to negotiation, he says. They'd rather have a booked room at a discounted rate than an empty room. (The rest of the week, your call would get you a so-called revenue manager, who monitors profits — and is rarely willing to lower rates.)

Copyrighted, SmartMoney.com
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Currently catching up on my book reading............It feels like it's been forever since I've read a fiction story out of an actual book and not online ^_^

Reading list:
Born in Death by J.D. Robb
Strange Candy by Laurell K. Hamilton
Phule Me Twice by Robert Asprin
Covenants by Lorna Freeman
City of Bones by Cassandra Claire
Melusine by Sarah Monette
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Happy Belated New Year! Wheeeeeeeee!

Today we dropped off my youngest sister at the airport; no tears were shed (we're not much into PDAs), however we gave her a pat on the shoulder and wished her well until we see her again in 3 months. Mom, of course, called her 3 times to check up on her within 2 hours of saying goodbye.

Afterwards, my other sister decided to get her ears repierced for the THIRD time, since her carelessness during the previous two times had caused her earring holes to close up. Then, because we're evil, my sister and I asked mom if we could have our little brother Danny's ears pierced too! Hahahaa! He's fifteen and somewhat shy, but we thought it'd look cute if he had one ear pierced and mom laughingly agreed. Thus, through parental and sibling pressure (and my arms restraining him from fleeing) Danny now has a diamond stud on his left ear, hahaha. He's so cute, trying to escape with excuses like saying that his ears would get infected, it would be too painful, he wouldn't be able to sleep with an earring on,etc. In the end, we overruled his objections and now everyone in the family has at least one pierced ear, yea!!! School starts in a week and he's still fretting that it's girly, haha, we are so evil, can't wait to tell the other sister about it. ^_^
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I feel kind of sad that I'm now resorting to YuGiOh and Inuyasha slash fanfiction to relieve my boredom while I wait for my Harry Potter stories to update............very sad since I don't know who's who, and reading a new fandom without any prior knowlegde is just plain confusing.....

It's times like these I hate being female, stuck in bed bored out of my mind because every part of my body is sore and aches. I'm all for adoption if it means I won't have to spend 12 weeks a year going through this. Damn men have it so much easier......aside from the testosterone thing which makes them all turn into stupid asses, haha.

Apparently this Christmas will be bright, warm, and sunny. Thus I'm celebrating by NOT going to Las Vegas, heh.
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Another year older, not so much wiser sadly. Although this year's birthday is much less stressful, not having to deal with driving to crowded Las Vegas and a buddy fainting in the hot tub......

This year I took the easy way out and invited my sibs and friend Joyce to eat Korean BBQ with me. Unlike last time at Soot Bool Gui Rim 2 where the salad was wonderful and the service excellent, this time we went to Gui Rim, where we were pretty much ignored after sitting down and none of the servers spoke a word of English. Despite communication problems we were able to finish 4+ plates of marinated beef short ribs, thin sliced meat, and chicken. Overall though, I would not go back for a variety of reasons. Despite this, it was a decent enough birthday among many not so interesting birthdays. As the years pass, I'm thinking that I'll eventually be celebrating my birthday by myself while on vacation somewhere warm.....

Now to find some decent fanfiction to read to brighten my night ^_^
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Went to all-you-can-eat Korean bbq today with Tiff and the boy.  Am so stuffed, cannot move.  This place is smaller, cleaner, and nicer than Manna.  Though I think Manna might have more types of meat, not sure, since it's been a while.  But I'd go to this one again rather than Manna........between the two of us we ate two huge plates of short ribs, brisket, and chicken.....for 15 bucks a person.  Not bad at all.  Am now officially starting exercise plan......
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Today marks the death of two of our four turtles. We bought them at least 5 years ago, when they were barely bigger than a quarter. Over the years they've grown well in their little tank, their shells expanding to the size of my fist. But alas, they were not all meant to survive into old age together. While I was feeding the dogs today I discovered one of the turtles was flipped over and not moving. There weren't even any air bubbles. The other three were upright, but not moving. It seemed one of the turtles flipped over sometime between this morning and this evening, was unable to right itself, and so drowned. I'm not quite sure why the other one died, maybe it was something to do with being in the same tank as a dead turtle. I was able to rescue the other two, who, though lethargic, were still moving somewhat. Hopefully they'll still be moving tomorrow.
The problem with turtles is that they're so quiet, you wouldn't hear them if they flipped over and drowned. Unlike my dogs, who would bark if something were wrong. Well, I guess it's gonna be burial time tonight while I pet my beloved dogs who are being as whiny as usual.
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Have officially moved into the all girls boarding house for the year.......hopefully everything works out OK.....though it annoys me that I forgot so many little comforts such as a mouse pad and chair pad.....on a good note, all the classes are within 5 minutes.........

28 things

Sep. 23rd, 2006 12:22 am
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Because I'm bored, and because I haven't posted anything in a while: Got this from from  [profile] keikokin who got it from [personal profile] amedia who got it from [personal profile] natlyn .



IF YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST,
I want to know 28 things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never liked each other, or if we already know everything about each other. I really don't. You are obviously on my list, so let me know with whom I am friends!

1.Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
5. Favorite Song:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:

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Fics I read today that were worth bookmarking and waiting for another chapter or at least rereading:

Demons Amongst Us by Rhionae: (17 chapters WIP, last updated 3/6/06) An accident in Charms transports Harry Potter into an alternate dimension - but what exactly does he bring with him into this world where his family are alive? Will they be able to accept him for who he is?
http://members.optushome.com.au/rhionae/hp/demons/index.html

Comments: A believable Harry who has been severely affected and traumatized by the war with Voldemort being put into an enviroment that not only reminds him of all that he has lost, but all that he could have had.  This Harry is not all powerful or wise, instead he is what he's suppose to be, a teenager who was forced to fight in a violent and cruel war, and paying a high price for the victory.


In Blood Only by E.M. Snape: (45 chapters Completed 8/15/06) Snape is Harry's father. No one is happy to hear it.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2027554/1/

Comments:  Probably the most realistic and awesome Severitus story I've ever read.  Snape is as bitter, sarcastic, and malicious as you expect him to be, an utter bastard to Harry even after discovering their relationship and reluctantly accepting  it.  Harry is a messed up teenager in need of some form of guidance, unfortunately the only one available seems to hate him even more than before.  There is no drastic character change with Snape being even remotely affectionate to Harry, even though you keep hoping for Snape to finally discover his paternal feelings.  This is Snape at his worst and yet somehow the story is able to build a relationship between father and son despite that.  Love it love it.


Force Bond by KittandChips: (4 part series with several side stories Complete) After Owen and Beru are killed by a mysterious stranger, young Luke ends up as an orphan living on Coruscant. It's a race against time as Obi-Wan struggles to find Luke before Vader realizes the boy is his son.
http://www.fanfiction.net/u/56197/

Comments:  In this the formiddable Darth Vadar discovers the trials of being a single father who also happens to be the commander of the Galaxy's forces working directly for a manipulative Emperor. Luke is a kid growing up in the capital of the Empire and with a father who has absolutely no idea what to do with him and not much free time to even consider normal activities.  Luke is a normal kid who wants to spend time with his always busy father, and much like any other child, he has his own trials and problems, such as surviving school and getting an allowance.  The relationship between father and son steadily improves, and we see a more human Vadar slowly get changed by his love for Luke and a Luke who has a mind of his own and an intimate knowledge of the workings of the Empire.  A very enjoyable read that makes you smile at Luke's antics and manages to resolve everything without being overly gruesome or dark.

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Feeling tired and melancholy.  I don't want to deal with other people's problems anymore or even talk to anyone besides my family.  It's not my responsiblity to deal with other people's issues with me or themselves, so I intend to live and let be; my new mantra is: Nothing you do or say will bother me because I. Just. Don't. Care.  Thus, to people who wanna whine or bitch to me, just go $%$#^ yourself or do it to someone who cares.
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So got this from a fav author on my flist, and decided to do it for fun....such a coincidence that I've been reading Methos and Darth Vader fics lately...hehe:

You scored as XIII: Death. Death is probably the most well known Tarot card - and also the most misunderstood. Most Tarot novices would consider Death to be a bad card, especially given its connection with the number thirteen. In fact this card rarely indicates literal death.Without "death" there can be no change, only eventual stagnation. The "death" of the child allows for the "birth" of the adult. This change is not always easy. The appearance of Death in a Tarot reading can indicate pain and short term loss, however it also represents hope for a new future.

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III - The Empress

94%

XIII: Death

94%

XI: Justice

81%

XVI: The Tower

69%

0 - The Fool

63%

I - Magician

56%

XIX: The Sun

56%

X - Wheel of Fortune

50%

IV - The Emperor

44%

XV: The Devil

44%

II - The High Priestess

38%

VI: The Lovers

31%

VIII - Strength

25%

Which Major Arcana Tarot Card Are You?
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