Last year for Captain Picard Day (come on, you know you celebrated it too) I made a mini Horga’hn statue for my partner in a swap, among other items. Took a bit of mixing to get the right color brown, and it took days to dry. At one point, it got knocked over and I had to rebuild and reshape it. And parts kept collapsing. Clearly, this thing would have been a lot better made of wood and not play-dough. But, in the end, I think it turned out all right.
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This year for my birthday, my coworkers appealed to my fandomy nature and gave me this great Star Trek-themed birthday card. They also gave me this great glowy wand because I eyed some of the glow wands that the little girls (who were, we presumed, going to Disney Princesses on Ice) in Minneapolis had.
So it’s Elsa meets Star Trek. Oh, wait. Jared TWG did that already, didn’t he?
My parents worked their butts off for months and now I have a beautiful new floor in my basement. This means I could finally start moving all my bookcases and books from my parents’ house to my new home library.
Three of my best friends came over this past weekend to help me catalog my enormous Mt. To Be Read and to start sorting through my books. The good news is that I now have more than 7 boxes of books I’m giving away or BookCrossing. The less good news… I have to fit the other 63 boxes of books on my bookcases somehow (and that doesn’t include a few crates of audiobooks). The only two bookcases completely done at this point are, as you might have guessed, my fandom bookcase and my graphic novel/manga bookcase.
Of course, I have many of the fandoms you might expect on my fandom bookcase: Harry Potter*, Lord of the Rings*, Buffy & Angel, Star Wars, Star Trek*, Doctor Who, etc. But here’s a list of a few fandoms you might not expect to see represented on my fandom bookcase.
* Not all of the books in these fandoms fit on the fandom bookcase and had to spill out into other bookcases such as the series bookcase or one of my TBR bookcases.
Another Star Trek craft this week. For a swap, we were tasked in making stuffies of Star Trek characters in the style of marshmallow peeps. I am not a sewer, but I gave it a shot and ended up making two.
More photos, including close-ups, below…
When trying to draw up the list, I couldn’t come up with just 10. I couldn’t. And I just started rewatching the series, so now I’m not even that objective (in fact, I’m watching one of the ones on this list right now). And, so…
When trying to draw up the list, I couldn’t come up with just 10. I couldn’t. And I just started rewatching the series, so now I’m not even that objective. And, so…
As I seem to be in a Star Trek mood during this part of the month… I might as well take advantage of that with my craft posts (I think I missed the last scheduled one; oops!)
Here are some Star Trek ornaments I made last year for a swap. My partner said she liked The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine the best, so I made ornaments inspired by com communicator badges from both those series.
One is a stuffie, made of felt, the other made of sparkly pipe cleaners.
This turned out to be a fun one! It actually asked me some good questions I wasn’t expecting.
Thoughts: I was afraid of this. I knew I shouldn’t have chosen ER or my favorite color as blue. I am SO not a fan of Dr. Pulaski. I wish Moriarty had kept her forever on the holodeck just so that Data & Geordi could give her a big fat “I told you so!” I don’t even want to entertain the comparison. Also, I SUCK at poker, so NO.
Some Valentines from a few of my favorite fandoms! Happy Valentine’s Day!
I love time travel in my fiction (heck, I’d take it in my real life as well if I could manage it). But what I love the most are time loops. I love knowing what to expect, the humor that comes from repetition, and the clever differences from loop to loop. I love seeing the loops finally broken. As Groundhog Day is less than a week away and as I recently watched Source Code for the first time, what better subject matter for this week’s list?
Top Ten Time Loops
- Groundhog Day- The movie has to be the first one on my list, of course! I usually rewatch it every year on or around Groundhog Day.
- Blood Ties “5:55″- It’s honestly been a while since I saw this episode, but it still stuck in my memory. Poor Vicki. Plus, it’s fun to have a character trying to insist to everyone else that they all died… when you’re also dealing with a vampire character who is, technically, already dead.
- X-Files “Monday”- a day where everything goes wrong… and then it happens all over again! Not the most paranormal of episodes, but that was fine by me.
- Day Break- I’d watch Taye Diggs in anything, but I really enjoyed watching this during its run on TV (I bought it on DVD too). It’s a clever concept to turn into a show, building more and more on every day.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Life Serial”- It’s only a portion of the episode, but I still love watching Buffy try everything in the world to satisfy a customer at the Magic Box.
- Eureka “I Do Over”- Hey, it’s Eureka, so the time loop concept had the potential to be super silly. Instead, the loop breaks with the one thing I never expected.
- Charmed “Déjà Vu All Over Again”- It’s interesting that many of these time loops involve significant deaths (I guess if you’re going to do a time loop show, might as well do something big and kill off some significant characters for shock value; they’ll be back when the loop resets). But several of these time loops are stopped finally because of a death.
- Supernatural “Mystery Spot”- This episode came at the exact right moment in the series. Not only is there a reemergence of the Trickster, but Sam’s already facing a future without Dean… and he has to see what that’s like by losing Dean every day. We see what it turns him into in an episode that is equal parts hilarious and seriously deep. Plus, it’s Asia!
- Stargate SG-1 “Window of Opportunity”- Another great example of hilarious and tragic rolled into one, with so many great moments from a certain kiss to Teal’c with a thermometer to golf to Jack’s incredibly moving speech at the end. And even though he’s not one of the characters who knows it’s happening from loop to loop, Daniel still has some fantastic moments.
- Star Trek: the Next Generation “Cause and Effect”- My absolute favorite episode of Star Trek TNG tops off my list. Though I adore repeating lines along with every loop, I also really love that none of the characters fully remember things from loop to loop, like in many of these types of stories. Yet, some of them get a sense from loop to loop that something is happening.
Honorable Mention Goes To…. Captains Jack & John from Torchwood being stuck in a two-week time loop for five years. I would totally watch that series!