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Thursday, March 12th, 2015
2:15 pm
Sir Terry Pratchett
WTF, Universe?? Are you trying to take away everything good?

RIP Terry Pratchett. Your books have brought me such joy and will continue to do so.

I hope DEATH is as much fun for you as you always made him for your readers.

Here is a great article by Neil Gaiman and a blog post:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaiman

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2015/03/terry-pratchett.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

(And I will actually respond to some folks soon. Once work stops sucking and my sci-fi/fantasy icons stop popping off).
Friday, February 27th, 2015
9:54 am
RIP - Leonard Nimoy
Very sad news. The character he created was an inspiration and a comfort to me as a shy, intellectual, and "different" child, and continues to live in my heart through my adult years.

Leonard Nimoy may have moved on, but Spock will never, ever die. He is a huge part of the American mythology and will, I think, always be remembered.
Monday, November 26th, 2012
3:16 pm
Welcome Sticky-Post
Welcome! If you've come to my lj looking for fic, I've organized it by tags. Most of what I have here is Saiyuki fic. To see my other fic (Hornblower, Lord of the Rings, and more), visit Jedishampoo's Webpage.

Click on the links to see fic:

Saiyuki Fics: Hakkai and Gojyo
Saiyuki Fics: Hakkai and Sanzo
Saiyuki Fics: Gojyo and Sanzo
Saiyuki Fic: Hakkai and Yaone
Saiyuki Fic: Ukoku/Hakkai
Saiyuki Fic: Sanzo and Lirin AU
Angel & Harry Potter Crossover Fic
Star Trek Fic
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
5:07 pm
Con essay that is mostly about meeting my favorite English language voice actor

Questions including: “What Ouran ship does the actor who voices the English-dubbed Kyouya support?”, “Which female Sci-Fi author has a heart of gold?”, “What will Sharpeslass’ cats break when left alone for three days?” and “What will Sharpeslass break in Canada?” are answered under the cut.

I’m wordy and this is a bit long. I won’t be offended if you skim it… or skip it!!

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Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, May 11th, 2012
12:01 pm
Happy, happy, happy Birthday, to Jedishampoo.

I don't know how to make big pretty letters, but I am totally doing an interpretive dance for the occasion. It is a physical representation of giant flashing birthday greeting. I ask you to visualize this at different points during the day.

I hope you go out and party like it's 2007 (I think that was the birthday where you spilled a bloody mary on a black jack table and then crawled on your hands and knees from the bathroom to the casino lounge, pausing to wave a friendly hello to a security guard on the way. Ah, good times, good times indeed).

love you bebeh!!!

MWAH!!!

Current Mood: cheerful
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
4:44 pm
Cats
I know, I know. I am so behind on LJ again. Work has been sucking away my time (and my will to live). I want to spend some time on it this weekend, but pre-spring cleaning must take precedence. I want everything neat as a pin before the summer bugs make their appearance. I've not lived in this house over a summer, so I don't know how bad it is going to get. Roaches must have NO PLACE TO HIDE!! And I still have all my office stuff in boxes and all my photos/prints/etc. in boxes in the garage. I'm such a lazy procrastinator.

But I have not brought you all here to listen to me talk about cleaning. No. I has new kitteh pictures to share. Behold them, under the cut!

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Current Mood: blah
Friday, January 27th, 2012
1:06 pm
Television Cat-astrophe
My kitten is a brat and Suki is learning to be naughty from her. Lirin wiggled under the entertainment center last night and turned off the power to the whole system. My tivo was recording and I lost a whole episode of project runway. My kitteh apparently hates fashion...

Current Mood: aggravated
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
12:40 am
The Best Part of the New Testament
Every now and then, I read the bible. Not as a true believer, but as a constant seeker and as (in a minimal, unprofessional way) a scholar. I recently downloaded the New Testament to my kindle. I chose the King James 2009 version because the totally "free" versions seemed to come with an agenda and a dubious translation (not that every translation isn't dubious).

This was what I found at the preface, and I was blown away:

This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality , ethnicity and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.


HELLO??? YES!!! GOOD FOR THEM!!! That is all I have to say.... (well, that and that my kittens - all over the computer nao - are SOOOOOOO kyooooooooot.)

Current Mood: hopeful
Friday, January 20th, 2012
2:59 pm
and since I'm spamming everyone with old stuff anyway....
Michael Fassbender is my most recent Object de Lust. When I saw him in Inglorious Basterds I had that same punched-in-the-gut reaction I had when I first saw Mr. Fiennes in Schindler's List - that breathless, Ohmygodthatmanisbeautiful!! reaction.

So this from George Clooney at the Globes was fun (for those of you who didn't see it):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsqBhsZBQPs

I'm going to go see Shame this weekend. Yes I am. It is playing in just one theatre in town, and I will drive all the way to that one theatre.

Current Mood: impressed
2:39 pm
Ralph Fiennes Reads HP Slash in his Pajamas
You may have all seen this. I hadn't until a dear friend sent it my way. And I needed to see this. So very much. If you haven't, you need to see this also.

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2012/01/ralph-fiennes-fan-fiction.html


I love that man. He is teh hotness...

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, January 19th, 2012
8:30 pm
Cats and Cat Goddesses (and Gods)
My vet thinks Lirin is a bit chubby. (As I suspected). Also she thinks she may be part maine coon because of her tufty ears. I hope it is just a small part, because I looked up Maine Coons and they are some massive freakin' cats. She'll kick poor Suki's ass if Suki doesn't hurry up and establish dominance (in spite of the current size difference, this is not happening).

Today's happy, healthy kitteh pictures are dedicated to the Cat Goddesses theskywasblue and helliongoddess and the cat god thehood. All of them know why.

pics under the cut... (brought to you by my lousy camera-work and the deft computer skillz of jedishampoo).

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Current Mood: grateful
Monday, January 9th, 2012
12:03 pm
NOW WITH 100% MOAR PICTURES
I posted about the misguided nursing attempt, but omitted photographic evidence of same. My apologies and kitty nursing shots under the cut. Totally SFW!!

Edit: I need to thank Jedishampoo for helping me by uploading every single, solitary photo ever posted to my LJ. Thank you SO MUCH dear!!! I don't know what I would do without you helping me out all the time!!

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Current Mood: geeky
Sunday, January 8th, 2012
11:40 pm
cat closeness
Lirin is nursing on Suki.

Current Mood: amused
8:46 pm
chubby cats (heading corrected for naughty slang)
Lirin is getting a bit chunky!! I think it is cute, but the vet says that happens when they are spayed too early (not even three months and they spayed her!!!) Should I be worried? She is so active and cute. She's wider around the middle than Suki though... I don't even care unless it is a health issue. As far as I'm concerned, my cats are beautiful unless they are starving, but I don't know if I should be monitoring it or not. I'll ask the vet next week. She's so cute and round, like a dumpling though! I think it is just her chubby toddler age...

Current Mood: sympathetic
8:14 pm
Kitty Love
So, things seem a bit better between them. Actually, now I'm being left out a bit...

Kitty love under the cut. SFW.
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Current Mood: jealous
Saturday, January 7th, 2012
9:15 pm
Desegregation of the kitty cat nation
So, the vet was thrilled with Suki's progress, saying she had expected this kind of health not today, but a week from today. She said she'd been really scared for Suki!!

She also gave her the all-clear for cohabitation. So we are all together now. And I need advice!!! Qat Questions under the Qut.

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Current Mood: frustrated
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
1:46 pm
Another Cat Update (and photos!)
Okay, so Suki came home on Saturday, after racking up another $450 in vet bills. She could have stayed at a strip hotel for less. (For those of you counting, it was $1,500 total, $500 which was covered by the animal shelter and $450 of which was covered by a guardian angel.) But more importantly, and making it all worth-while is that she is doing really well.

Cat update (and KITTEN PHOTOS) under the cut.

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Current Mood: drained
Friday, December 30th, 2011
5:35 pm
Yes, it is another cat update. I'm well on my way to "crazy cat lady"
I went to the vets and saw Suki this afternoon and I was shocked in a wonderful way at how well she looked. She was wide eyed and meowy and patted at me through the bars and rubbed up against my hand and seemed generally happy to see me. She was clean and non-snotty and breathing well. In fact, had it not been for the IV hookup on her paw, I wouldn't have known she was even ill. The vet did want to keep her one more night until her fever comes down a bit more, but she is responding really well to the new antibiotics and appears to be out of danger. (I hesitate to say it out of superstition, but I can't withhold good news from you guys just because I'm paranoid).

Lirin is still sneezy, but active. Also... veeeery small kitty/veeery big gas. No more tuna for baby. Eaugh.

Again thank you soooooooooooooo much for your kind thoughts. I think they have really helped.

Current Mood: cheerful
10:53 am
Cat Update
Lirin was very stuffy and sneezy last night and this a.m. She is still eating and playing however. She is not a lap cat as much as a neck cat. She gets on my chest or shoulder while I'm watching t.v. or reading and wodges herself under my chin. It is like having a fluffy, warm, fur stole wrapped around my throat. One that purrs. And sneezes directly in my face every few minutes for variety.

Suki's fever is down and she's eating for the vet. The vet would feel better were she to stay one more night, however. They are going to check and see if they have a cage for me. I'm stopping by to pick up the new antibiotic for Lirin (the one that has been working on Suki) and if they haven't found a cage, I'll go buy one and have the afternoon today (we get off early) to set up the guest quarters for M'lady Sukiyaki.

So both cats should be home tomorrow and will be separated for three to five days depending on mucous outputs. The vet says there isn't much I can do about Suki sleeping in her litter box if that is what she wants to do. Oh, well. I'll try to at least provide her with a cozy alternative or two.

Love you all - keep up the good thoughts; I think they are working!!!

Current Mood: hopeful
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
10:55 am
Cage?
Rroselavy suggested a cage enclosure for Suki when she comes home. This might be a good solution and it would ensure that darting cats didn't come into contact. I could pick up even an over-sized dog carrier and put in all her needs (food, water, small litter pan) and then when I'm visiting her in the guest room and the door is shut, I could open the cage in case she wanted to come out... What do you guys think? Would this be a good and secure thing, or would she feel like she was still at a shelter/hospital?

Current Mood: pensive
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