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So, you've come here wondering about this person who calls herself DebC?  What fandoms has she been in, what fandoms has she merely enjoyed from afar?  What are her current obsessions and projects?

Well, then you've come to the right place!


Fandoms I've written fic for, even if it was only once:  Angel: the Series, Batman Begins, Birds of Prey, The Black Donnellys, Black Jewels series, Bones, Castle, CSI: NY, Dark Shadows, The Dead Zone, Doctor Who, The Dresden Files, Enterprise, Farscape, Forever Knight, Harry Potter, Heroes, Highlander: the Series, House, MD, The Lone Gunmen, Medium, Moonlight, Mysterious Ways, Navy NCIS, Peacemakers, Pretender, Quantum Leap, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Smallville, Spiderman Movieverse, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Star Wars: TPM, Strange Luck, Supernatural, Titans, The X-Files, X-Men Movieverse

Fandoms I've Enjoyed From Afar:  Batman/DCU, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, Dollhouse, Eastwick, Firefly, The Forgotten,  Men in Trees, Sherlock Holmes movieverse, Torchwood, The Vampire Diaries, Women's Murder Club

My Fandom Recs - I don't update these enough, but there you have it. *g*


Currently in my Fannish Heart:  Castle, NCIS, the Forgotten, Medium, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, Torchwood


My Projects:   [livejournal.com profile] au100 : genderbent Duncan MacLeod, Stargate SG-1: Jack/Sara [livejournal.com profile] 100moods NCIS general series [livejournal.com profile] 5_prompts Table 9: Immortal!Gibbs ncisdaily prompts for May 2010 

My Hobbit Birthday Project - 35 Years, 35 Drabbles
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Well, I really haven't been doing fannish things lately. I spent most of last year miserably behind on most of my shows, I think that was part of it.

Anyway... talking to [personal profile] azarsuerte tonight on the phone and I was telling her how I've been re-reading the Dresden Files books, and I'm about halfway through the series and Harry's been digging himself deeper and deeper into a hole that, as I put it to Azar... "it's be easier to just drop Jack Harkness into the middle of it and let him sex their way out of this mess."

And.... because Jack is Jack... and Jack is just that way... he peeked into the corner of my brain where the Dresden Files characters reside... and decided he would like very much to meet Thomas Raith.  *facepalm*

Someone please tell Jack no.  Please.

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I just heard about Elisabeth Sladen. 

As a strictly New Who casual fan, I barely have the past with Sarah Jane that others might have had, but I loved her for the little I saw of her.  She was everything I imagine a former companion of the Doctor would be.  Strong, independent, and heroic… compassionate and loyal… loving. 

I wish I’d known her better, and by her I mean both the character and the actress who brought brought her to life. 

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You are yummy, but I have another muse who is threatening to find many, many ways to kill you if you don't give my brain back.

Especially if you and Ianto aren't actually going to shag any time soon.

*ahem* Just saying.

Oops!

Apr. 19th, 2011 01:50 pm
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Sitting here recording shows onto dvd so my husband can watch them while he’s Over There, and I just realized I had Supernatural on for 20 minutes with the record paused.  *head desk*

 

Ah well, it’s not like I can’t go back. 

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I know, quel surprise! This must be the end of the world!

So I pretty haven’t been doing anything fannish in like, forever.  I have, however, been getting nerdy about my Sims

Except for last night, when I somehow would up re-reading some unfinished fanfiction and realizing that I wanted to, um, finish it. 

Which leads me to a Dr. Who questions for whatever Dr. Who experts might still be on my flist…

Do alternate Earths (like the one the Doctor put Rose and her family in) mean alternate Doctors as well?

LJ Games

Feb. 4th, 2011 10:25 am
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http://news.livejournal.com/134313.html

So... Live Journal really is trying to be Facebook. *sigh* It was cool back when it was just Live Journal. Does anyone else remember those days?
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book started out slow, but by the time I hit 28% (according to my Kindle) I was good and hooked. I really liked the way Larsson wove the stories of Blomvkist and Salander separately before weaving them together. My only ‘complaint’ if you can call it that is that I actually solved the mystery of Harriet Vanger several chapters before Blomvkist did. Ooops. ;-)

View all my reviews

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My daughter is ten years old (almost eleven) and in the fifth grade. She has to do a book report and the book needs to be a mystery. I’ve suggested Nancy Drew to her, because I started reading them at her age, and it’s… you know, Nancy Drew. But I was wondering if there weren’t any other age-appropriate mystery stories I could point her to, as well? Just for flavor.

It cannot be the Cam Jensen series, because that’s lower than her current reading level and her teachers specifically nixed those. I know I have some avid readers and a couple of librarians who might be reading this, so if you have an recs you can throw at, we’d be grateful. :-)

debc: (NaNoWriMo 2010)

Well, NaNoWriMo started yesterday and I am off to good start. I did, however, make a switch from the romance novel plot to a fantasy story whose characters have been yakking my ears off for the last couple of weeks. Gotta write what’s actually speaking to me, because that’s what might get finished.

I’m still not sure if I am going to share my progress for people to read. If I do, it’ll be done privately (on my personal blog with a password or on LJ/DW in an flocked post). If you’re at all interested in reading it, comment and should I decided to share, I’ll add you to the filter.

In other news, my daughter had off yesterday and today from school, and we’ve had a busy couple of days. We went to JC Penney’s yesterday for pictures, out to lunch and grocery shopping… and today was flu shots all around. Loads of fun, huh?

Now I have to get started on today’s NaNo wordage, because My Girl has soccer practice later on tonight. Her last of the season. Seems like it flew by this year!

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So, the display on my Gazelle went on the fritz. Actually, the batteries went dead, but when I put new ones in, the display would turn on, but not actually work. The lights were on, but no one was home…

So I’ve done my last four exercise sessions using the alarm on my cell phone to tell me when thirty-minutes is up. I have no clue how much mileage or calories that is, but given it was about 2 – 2.5 miles before the display crapped out, I’m gonna say that’s what I’m still doing.

While I exercise, I’ve been watching a little tv, trying to catch up on the shows I have DVRed from as farm back as premiere week. Watched a little of CSI:NY and Hawaii 5-0.

I’ve also been discovering that (despite having the tv on), my brain is very active when I am exercising. As usual, the muses come out to play when I *can’t* stop and write. This time, it’s the characters from a short fantasy story I wrote a couple of years ago, wanting me to expand their world into something bigger… and a general summary for different fantasy story about a world where magic has been abolished for the last hundred years and a little girl who was born a mage.

It’s a shame I’m writing a romance novel for NaNoWriMo, huh? Why couldn’t those muses be the ones talking to me while I glide away on my Gazelle?

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A friend and I have been talking about the need (for both of us) to exercise more often. She was doing well when she was doing the Weight Watchers program, but hasn’t been doing that recently due to monetary constraints. I just plain suck at following through if I don’t have a “buddy” to keep me motivated.

We’ve vowed to to this together. Share how we’re doing and keep each other going.

She’s got four days on me, so far, but now that my house isn’t totally wrecked from the bathroom renovations and I have my Gazelle up and working, I’ve done two days in a row.

Today… 2.24 miles, for a total of 272.0 calories burned. I did 2 miles even yesterday, and 245 calories. Not too shabby.

Don’t be surprised if I post on this every couple of days, just so I can keep track on my own.

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Day 08 – A book everyone should read at least once

Night, by Elie Wiesel. By far, it is one of the most powerful books I have ever read.

It was the second book I ever read about the Holocaust (Schindler’s List being the first) and it was something of an eye opener. History books and the The History Channel (which I never had access to until after college) only reveal so much and are sometimes dry facts. Night painted a stark and cruel reality and described a palpable helplessness. It detailed both the cruelty and strength of the human spirit.

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Day 07 – Least favorite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise

This may actually be more of a television writing thing these days, but a plot device I am totally disenchanted with is the one where your hero/heroine is  stripped of everyone/everything important to them.  Trials and tribulations (ala Job or Hercules, or Percy Jackson and Harry Potter) are supposed to test our heroes and allow for personal growth, not to diminish or wear them down.

Even Hercules got his reward in the end and made a few friends along the way.

I can’t actually think of any recent book examples of how I don’t like this plot device, but in terms of television, Leroy Jethro Gibbs and Captain Jack Harkness come to mind as characters I’ve loved who keep getting broken down by the people who write them.  If I was reading books about them, I would stop because the hopelessness would be suffocating.

For those keeping track… the master list of these questions is here.

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Well, I have signed up for NaNoWri, now that I've finally committed to a plot.

NaNo Blather )

I've also signed up for [community profile] origfic_bingo . I don't know how I'm going to post the fics yet, though, since I'm rather "hedgie" about original fiction. I usually post my NaNo stuff to my domain blog, in a pass-protected post.

Should I do the same for the bingo fics or do it some other way? (If some other way, feel free to leave suggestions in comments?)

Oh yeah, my bingo card is here )
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Day 06 – Favorite book of your favorite series OR your favorite book of all time

In a previous post, I listed the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings as one of my favorite book series.

That being said, my favorite book from that series would have to be The Two Towers. What I loved best about it was the developing friendship between Gimli the Dwarf (my all-time favorite Tolkien race) and Legolas the Elf.  While the friendship had its start in the forest of Lothlorien, it was on this part of the perilous, sometimes-impossible journey that the two of them really bonded, proving that peoples from such opposing cultures could set aside their centuries old grudges and be as one. That they are both stubborn and proud in their own rights, and how vehemently they opposed each other in the Fellowship of the Ring makes this friendship all the sweeter and more poignant.

For those keeping track… the master list of these questions is here.


A Note: I know I’m behind on these, but we went away for the weekend and I didn’t really have a chance to sit down and type them up. Rather than doing double (or triple) duty to catch up, I’m just going to plug away like there isn’t a gap in my days, so bear with me. Thanks. :-)

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Day 05 – A book or series you hate

This one is really, really easy to answer for me.

Twilight.

I apologize up front to all of you Stephenie Meyer fans out there, but her concept of vampires and their contemporaries really just leaves me cold. Not only that, but when a lot of the people whose opinions as readers I respect started referring to it as “no better than bad fanfic” and explaining that you have lower your expectations to be able to enjoy it… I realized I had no desire to bother. There’s also the Romeo/Juliet factor, which has never been a draw for me.

I love vampires. I love vampire stories… I’ve written a few in the past. But I want a vampire story I don’t have to “lower my expectations” to read. I want my vampires to be vampires, damn it!

For example:

Jeanne Kalogridis‘s Diaries of the Family Dracul trilogy
Elizabeth Kostova‘s The Historian
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (I had to add it, it follows the trend the other two set)
Anne Rice‘s Vampire Chronicles
Charlaine Harris‘s Sookie Stackhouse books
Susan Garrett‘s Intimations of Mortality (tie-in to an old television show, but it is made of total win)

Heck, even Laurel K Hamilton’s Anita Blake books hold more interest to me than SMeyer’s sparkly, angst-ridden knock-offs.

For those keeping track… the master list of these questions is here.

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Day 04 – Your favorite book or series ever

This is an easy one for me, as I have two different series of books that I will adore forever.

The first is the Anne of Green Gables books, by L.M. Montgomery.

What is not to love about Anne Shirley? She’s spunky, independent, imaginative, brave, smart, a good friend… I could go on and on. In short, Anne is the type of role model all little girls should have. I know I wanted her as mine when I was growing up, and I know I want her for my daughter, as well.

The other book series is The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy, JRR Tolkien. I think I first them in the seventh grade, and since then have worn two copies of each book so thoroughly that the covers came off.

And as a bonus… before I read either of those, my literary heart belonged to Long John Silver and Treasure Island. I wrote my first fanfiction (though at the time, I did not know that is what it was) for Treasure Island, in the form of letters (badly penned, because they were pirates after all), describing the behind the scenes events during the voyage of the Hispaniola and what happened leading up to the mutiny. It was, also a quasi crossover with Johnny Tremain, which was a favorite of mine in elementary school. Looking back now, I’m not sure they honestly could have meshed, because I think the dates are off, but I didn’t know that at the time. ;-)

For those keeping track… the master list of these questions is here.

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Day 03 – The best book you’ve read in the last 12 months

Honestly, this one may surprise some people, but the best book I’ve read this year would have to be Gil’s All Fright Diner, by A. Lee Martinez.

This is an unconventional choice for me because, if you know anything about me, you know that I am pretty terrified by zombies. They feature into my worst recurring nightmares and even cartoon versions give me the willies.

However, the zombies play only a small background role in this book, which is the humorous, over the top tale of Duke (over-weight werewolf trucker) and Earl (a vampire with a comb-over) and their misadventures in what turns out not to be your typical hick town.

For those keeping track… the master list of these questions is here.

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