Since the crew didn't come in because of dubious weather conditions and a lousy forecast, of course it was good flying weather for last two days. Now that they're supposed to try again tomorrow, it's pissing buckets and blowing a gale, with no visibility to speak of, and the swell's picked up. I'm sure that Mom will get in, but I don't see anyone slinging supplies in this muck. Perhaps it will blow through.
I made a sort of Thai fried rice for dinner; I'm looking forward to fresh groceries on Thursday. Cooking Without Ingredients is getting old.
I see that the movie that I hated the other night scored 94% on the Rotten Tomato Meter. There's no justice in the world, clearly. On the bright side, there's links to some hilarious negative reviews of 300
, which really make my world a better place (especially the Village Voice
We watched the last of the we-have-to-see-before-Mom-gets-back-beca
use-she-won't-watch-it-again films tonight. So far I'm 2/4 on liking that selection. The ones I did like were Schindler's List
and Vera Drake
. Then there was the Movie that Shall Not Be Named, and The Machinist
(tonight's fare), which I found predictable, tedious, unsympathetic, and generally lacking in point.
I have decided that I won't spend any more time being pissed off at Ron Moore after this. He's so not worth the effort. However, one last spew: ( spoiler for 316 Malstrome )Writer's Meme: Sometimes it's okay to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five favourite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them.
I'm enjoying everyone else's responses immensely, and it's kind of pathetic to respond when I only have maybe seven fics to my name, but since linaelyn
tagged me (and everyone else on her flist) here it goes. In chronological order:To Walk in Dark Places
Lord of the Rings, gen, PG-13. Forty years before the Fellowship, Denethor is captured by the forces of the Dark Lord. Aragorn must journey into the Land of Mordor to rescue him.
My first fic that wasn't Original Series Star Trek
Mary Sue, and my only finished long story. I am thus absurdly fond of it and it's connection to my early days of the 'Net and the Tolkien boards (even if it seriously needs revision, doesn't really get going for a few chapters, and ends rather abruptly). I still stand by my characterisation, and I loved writing Denethor and Aragorn sniping at each other. Also, I think this is one of the few LotR
plots that no one else ever thought of.The Splinter
Master and Commander, gen, PG. A drabble. I originally got my LJ to participate in the M&C
fandom here, which I did by writing quite a lot of drabbles. It's where I met most of the core member of my flist. This is, I think, the best of them, capturing a tiny moment in the movie, and reflecting on what might have been.One Last Time
Pirates of the Caribbean, gen, PG. Norrington visits Governor Swann's house, and Elizabeth, one last time.
Hey, I kind of sort of predicted the second movie (what's the opposite of getting Jossed?). I seem to be a fan of repression in my writing, which is odd as it tends to annoy my in RL, but this is the very best of British Repression, from me, for you -g- I am very happy with how I managed to capture James' bitterness without over doing it.Awakenings
Sherlock Holmes, slash, PG-13. Holmes wakes up to a surprise, and for the first time in his life he has no idea what to do next.
I wrote this for bronzelionel
while trying to write something else. He beta'd it into coherence, and it has some lovely tender Holmes/Watson moments. I think this is the most romantic of my stories.Lost and Found
Supernatural, het, PG Ten years down the road, Dean's not the only one who's having trouble letting go.
I married off Sam! This is more of a fragment than anything else, a little snapshot of life-that might-have-been I wrote during the first season (which definitely shows). I had a lot more back story and even forward story figured out, but it never could work itself out on the screen. I think that the outsider's POV worked, as did the rather subdued relationship between the boys.
Consider yourself tagged, if you like. If not, don't.