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Okay, at last the promised fanworks post... some dolls I never posted, and a few drawings from various challenges that I haven't posted here. I have a number of drawings that I have been meaning to finish for ages... eventually will get around to finishing and posting them.

Pictures and links under cut )

Watching Buffy again with my cousin. Am having much progress getting her hooked. :) Watched Angel and Prophecy Girl (skipping the rest of s1; she'd already seen the pilot), then skipped to School Hard in s2, then Halloween. Now watching Lie to Me, and I figure it's clear sailing from here. :) Might suggest she skip Bad Eggs though, cuz ugh it's an awful ep. I generally prefer to have people watch all eps of something in order, but I wanted to get her into it quickly and, let's face it, s1 isn't the greatest. But yay s2, now it gets good. Oh Spike. <3 And oh Halloween, I enjoy that ep... Oz! Ethan! RIPPER! Mm, that was the first ep I really sat up and took notice of Giles and went "holy fuck you are hot and awesome", lol. The Dark Age is next up if she feels like watching another ep, and mmmm Giles... I enjoy that episode. ;)
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Meant to do this a couple of weeks ago, so here we are... my pictures from Seattle, mainly from the BSG exhibit. :) Sadly they didn't allow photos in the Harry Potter exhibit.

Lots of photos under cut )

Seattle

Feb. 6th, 2011 10:53 pm
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Time in Seattle is almost over... :( Heading back early tomorrow on the train. But it's been awesome! Very geeky weekend, heh, my poor mother...

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And that's about it... hanging out in the hotel now, channel surfing. And UGH, we just landed on Fox News and O'Reilly is interviewing Obama. Mom wants to see how he defends himself, but I'm not sure I can handle it. o.o So glad we don't get Fox News in Canada; I hate channel surfing and coming across it. Go away, O'Reilly...

Seattle!

Feb. 4th, 2011 03:13 pm
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Heading to Seattle this weekend! This time for real. :) Got my passport, tickets are all booked, and we leave in a couple of hours. Wooo! And most excitingly, look what I just discovered is on at the Science Fiction musem right now!!!

Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition

*bounces around* I'm SO happy I finally watched the show! They have a full-sized prop Cylon ship! That is SO COOL. I am, like, ten times more excited about my trip now. XD I mean, I'm excited anyway, because I've never been to Seattle and I'm looking forward to the HP exhibit, but but but! This is awesome! I hope they have BSG-specific stuff in the giftshop (which I was looking forward to anyway).

Heh, my poor mom, she's going to have to find somewhere to wander off to for awhile. XD
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Finished BSG... well, except for The Plan, which I'll watch sometime in the next few days. Not really spoilers at all, just general emotions. But just in case. )

(also, whoa, I had a dream a few weeks back that actually did kinda predict aspects of the ending... Well, except for the part about Buffy being the final Cylon, LOL. But other parts of the dream. Well, one part, anyway. Crazy. Clearly I'm channeling Laura Roslin??)

And now I get to watch Caprica, woo. Even though it just got cancelled, heh. And I hear it's not as good as BSG, but let's face it, that'd be tough. Anyway, it's nice to have finally seen this frakking show! Been meaning to for ages, and just never got to it... was always worried I'd get sucked in to a new fandom, lol. Don't really have much urge to read fic, fortunately. Except for the few BSG/DS crossovers I've seen float around. I know there's at least one Fraser/Leoben fic... it'll will probably be fucked up and dark and depressing, and DS is my happy place show whereas BSG is, you know, not. But I want to read it anyway. And I kinda want to read some fucked up but really hot Starbuck/Leoben, because yeah. Callum Keith Rennie and Katee Sackoff, yum. I loved every scene with them... they're both such fantastic actors, and watching them play off each other was amazing. I loved that first ep with them, in s1, when she's interrogating him. And of course the early s3 eps... so fucked up and yet awesome.

Anyway... tomorrow's gingerbread house making with the local sci-fi groups! Gonna be fun. :) I was vaguely thinking of making gingerbread men to take with me and decorate as characters, but... yeah. Too much work.

Oh, and the other fandom-related BSG thing I want to do? Draw chibis.. I need a chibi!Starbuck. I mean, really. XD
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Random updates and other miscellanea, in no particular order, because I haven't exactly posted much these days...

1. Still job searching. Well, vaguely, anyway. Was busy with publisher work for several weeks since my program ended mid-September, so I've really only been free to job search for about a week. And other things keep coming up. I've applied to a few jobs, nothing yet, but we'll see... I can survive on my earnings from the publisher until the new year, then I really really need to have some new income coming in. ^^;

2. Am back at school for three days this week, doing CLIA training (Cruise Lines International Assoc; they're the main internationally recognizned cruise lines association, and they represent all of the major cruise lines. They provide the main cruise selling training in the industry.) 2.5 days of seminars on selling cruises. It's good so far. Even if I don't end up in a company where I'm selling cruises, it's good general selling skills for me to learn. It was nice to see my former classmates again, and my instructor briefly. Got my mark for the last module I did before leaving, and for the damned project from hell that I completed the week I left (did I ever post about that here? Went nuts on that project; it was a group project that I basically did myself. Had a mini nervous breakdown at school on the second to last day of class. Rather embarrassing. ^^; It was a pretty damned fine looking project in the end, though, if I do say so myself! And I got 100% on it, so woo. Though granted, she doesn't exactly mark hard... this is hardly university anymore. o.o)

3. Watched season 1 of Slings and Arrows with [personal profile] quettalinde, [personal profile] jedinic, and [personal profile] flamebyrd yesterday, which was fun! Am happy to introduce it to more people, because it is brilliant. Enjoyed it muchly the second time through (first ep was fun to watch now that I knew what was going on/who everyone was!). Geoffrey is still amazing and insane and gorgeous and generally awesome, Darren still cracks me up and I love him to death (the leather pants! the DUEL, oh my god), and everyone else is still awesome... first time I watched I didn't know that Martha Burns and Paul Gross were married, so it's funny to see them now and wonder what it must have been like for them playing opposite each other!

4. I'm finally, FINALLY, watching Battlestar Galactica. Go me, I know! Am almost finished season 2 (2 eps left) and am loving it so far. Don't have any interest in fandom yet, though, thank god. Do not need a new fandom! It's part of why I avoided it for so long. That and laziness. Also, the last ep I watched (2X18 'Downloaded', which was awesome btw) was the first ep that I finally saw some of Dad's art in! I knew he'd rented to them, but hadn't seen any yet... I got super excited, heh. Paintings that are currently in my house (or possibly the studio/storage place, not sure which...) were in the same room as Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, and James Callis! Nifty. Guess I should be used to this, but it's the first time in ages that his art's actually been on a show I'm watching and enjoying. ^^ Check it out - here's one, and another, and one more.

5. Got my due South Secret Santa assignment today. Been brainstorming and have one idea, so we'll see...

6. I think that's about it. Well, there's one more thing I've been working on that I want to share, but I want to finish before I do so... am pretty close. And okay, most of you actually know what they are because you've seen them, but still. Want to finish then post to various communities to show off. XD

7. Speaking of showing off, I need to get off my ass and do a mini art post... got a few things, including a DS manip I did ages ago. And I've been working on this big DS wallpaper drawing thing for freaking ages, so when I FINALLY finish that I'll post it. Gotta get moving on dSSS first, though, and I'll be getting my [community profile] yuletart assignment any day now. Eek. Why do I do this to myself??

And now, bed... gotta get up at 6:30 for school, and kind of fell out of the habit after a month of being able to get up after 8. ^^;

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