That was the most AWESOME voice-over session EVER. I just recorded ten lines in a language I do not speak. :D

(And the character’s name I was reading for? Molly. Gotta love those weird coincidences!)


Hilarious: Young Hillary Clinton

Very cool article with the best headline ever: Monkeys Control Robots With Their Minds

And in a similar vein: Monkey vs. Robot

Star Wars: That’s What She Said!

Human Tetris is coming to America. It’s going to be on Fox. There is something perfect about this news.

Oldest Live-Birth Fossil Found; Fish Had Umbilical Cord. Cthulhu fhtagn!

This is really nerdy, but… I wish they had these when I was in college. Sheer Post-It Notes! Genius!

Tonight, boyfriend and I are going to Movieoke, which is the cinematic equivalent of karaoke. You pick a scene from a movie, they project it behind you with the sound on mute, and you act it out. Sounds fun! However, I have NO IDEA what scene(s) to do! Any suggestions?

Ficathonfic is posted! 9,185 words. :D

My Prompt, from quick_silver985: “Morgan seems a little grumpy. Oh, I wonder if there’s some interesting story in his background that made him the way he is today… some tragic love, perhaps. Or the loss of of a dear friend, sibling, or parent. Who knows? Let’s see a fic about it!”

Rated PG-13 for gratuitous use of Gilbert and Sullivan.

My ficathonfic just surpassed 9,000 words. Considering that the minimum was a paltry 1,000, I am insane, yes? My astonishment can only be conveyed in an obnoxious and tedious yet somehow ridiculously popular YouTube video.

Some of you may have heard that PBS is revamping their much-beloved series, “The Electric Company.” It turns out they were filming a scene in the basketball court next to my apartment as I was walking to work this morning!

No, I didn’t see the Blue Beetle. :D


What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it.

And if you’re not from the West, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Pittsburgher – the quiz can’t tell the difference;
(b) Someone from Canada (probably southern Ontario) who doesn’t have a Canadian accent;
(c) Someone from northern New England who doesn’t have a New England accent; or
(d) Someone from Texas or the Heartland who was born after 1980.
You are definitely not from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, the Deep South, etc.

Take this quiz now – it’s easy!

Sweet! Chinatown and the Mall are really, really close! And the weather is actually going to be gorgeous for most of the day, contrary to what today’s weather looks like. Win! I’m bringing my camera. :D

Tonight, I’m taking a bus to D.C. for a spontaneous day trip! As tomorrow’s weather looks ominous, I’m planning to take the MUSEUMS! route rather than the MONUMENTS! route. Fred has been gathering recommendations here. So far, the International Spy Museum is sounding the most appealing, but I am also drawn to the Mall’s sheer concentration of awesome museums. I’ll have to research more this afternoon.

To catch up on my blogging: Friday night, I went on a date that included food and an Improv Everywhere event. Alex and I were both excited about it, but the event ended up crashing and burning. The idea was cool, but it was raining, and the IE folks had difficulty coordinating everything, and we ended up standing out in the rain and wind with an inadequate umbrella on the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge for an hour and a half. My light jacket wasn’t really up for the chore. And the umbrella broke from the wind ten minutes before we left, so we got soaked. When I got home and saw myself in the mirror, my skin was bloodless white. I looked like a consumptive waif. I had to sit in a hot bath for twenty minutes before I felt like a human again.

Yet shockingly, I had a great time. The dinner beforehand was excellent (Thai!), and conversation was fun. We’re never short of fodder for discussion, and he’s just the right amount of geeky that I feel neither like a hopeless dork nor somehow inadequate in my geekishness. And Saturday, Alex is going to cook dinner for me, so I call this major win. :D


Obama Adopted into Crow Nation. I. Love. This. Man. Can he be my president RIGHT NOW?

Steven Moffat to be Doctor Who Lead Writer and Executive Producer! YEEE!

Two new videos from Potter Puppet Pals!

Cover for Pterry’s upcoming Nation!

Awesome photo series of Children’s Drawings Brought to Life

Ben Stein: Science Kills. Good thing religion has never killed anyone, am I right?

Pretty sweet: Animatic version of the first issue of Joss’ “Astonishing X-Men.”

Excellent article: Your Friends Are Not Watching the Same Show You Are (And That’s Okay).

And a new FotC music video.

Neil Gaiman, like Kat, is awesome.

I know that David Tennant’s Hamlet isn’t till July. And lots of people are going to be doing Dr Who in Hamlet jokes, so this is just me getting it out of the way early, to avoid the rush…

“To be, or not to be, that is the question. Weeelll…. More of A question really. Not THE question. Because, well, I mean, there are billions and billions of questions out there, and well, when I say billions, I mean, when you add in the answers, not just the questions, weeelll, you’re looking at numbers that are positively astronomical and… for that matter the other question is what you lot are doing on this planet in the first place, and er, did anyone try just pushing this little red button?”

There. Thanks. Sorry about that.

I heard David Tennant’s voice in my head. Can Neil write an episode, please? Pretty please? DEAR GOD please?


Kat wins at life. Kat wins the internet. Kat wins fanfiction and friendship and brownie challenges all at once! Kat secretly wrote me Molly/Carlos and has been conning me for the entire two month duration of the ficathon! She even wrote a second fic for me to beta to con me, because I said I’d be her beta! KAT WINS EVERYTHING.

In case the squee fails to translate to English, here’s The Chronology of Kat’s Awesomeness:

  • February: I sign up for the Dresden Files ficathon. Because I am me, one of my prompt options is for Molly/Carlos. I guess Kat included that as a ship she was willing to write.
  • Late March: Assignments are sent out! Kat and I gossip, and we decide that we will beta for each other, as usual. She claims to have Harry/Murphy snarky fluff. Somewhere in California, Kat cackles maniacally. Far away, in New York, Priscilla has no idea. KAT IS SNEAKY.
  • Late April: Kat informs me that Bard has posted in her LJ, asking for help digging up certain details for her ficathon story, and she needs the help of the Canon Goddess (me). Three out of four are about Molly or Carlos. I squee like a crazywoman, as Bard writes great Ramirez and I would love to see her take on my favourite ship. In reality, Bard is Kat’s beta, asking questions for her to deter suspicion. KAT COULD WORK FOR THE CIA.
  • Last week: I’m scrambling like a mad scrambling thing to finish my fic (which will be posted later this week, as I’m still nowhere near done), wondering idly why Kat hasn’t asked me to beta her story. Finally, she hands off a delightful Harry/Murphy fic, which I beta for her. Hurrah! I am so completely suckered.
  • Tonight: Kat IMs me, telling me to check my flist, where I see her story. KAT WINS CHRISTMAS.

    So in conclusion: EEEEEEE.