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Title: Untitled
Rating/Warnings: PG-13
Series: My hockey fic, set in 2003
Notes: Just going with the flow
Summary: Petrovin thinks about the first time he met Lee


It was not love at first sight...Collapse )

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LA KINGS WIN!!!

I admit, after Saturday I was a bit worried that this might go to seven games just like the Devils vs Ducks back in 03. But, I didn't have to worry - apparently our boys just wanted to win it on their home turf and that's exactly what they did tonight - the Kings beat the Devils 4 to 1. 

I is a happy happy girl right now. A happy happy girl. 

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I really need to get my butt in gear...

I haven't updated Renegade Weyr in 6 months, and I haven't touched Between Two Worlds in about a year.

I think my readers have given up on me.

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Story: Untitled

Title: Untitled
Rating/Warnings: PG-13
Series: My hockey fic, set in 2003
Notes: It's been an interesting week or two - not necessarily bad but not really good either. It's also the Stanley Cup Finals so we've been watching a lot of hockey lately, and whenever we watch hockey, Petrovin and Lee clamor for attention. I decided to take a break from my other story and see what they had to say.
Summary: Petrovin was traded away from the Oregon Pioneers two years ago. Since then he has gotten married and moved back to Russia when his NHL contract ended. Now, with his marriage and career is in shambles, he wonders about what could have been and the universe may give him a second chance in an unexpected way.

It was a dream that woke him...Collapse )

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Todd McCaffrey's Pern

If you follow me on twitter, you probably know I've been reading Todd McCaffrey's DragonHeart and was less than happy with it. It was okay at times, but at other times it felt like he was repeating a lot of what Anne did in Dragonflight (Do original ideas not exist anymore?) and at other times I just wanted to reach through the book and smack him upside the head.

The premise of a lot of Todd's books is that there is a dragon plague in the third pass that kills a majority of the dragons. Since the dragons protect Pern from thread, the planet is screwed if all the dragons die off. In Dragonsblood, Lorana finds a cure and injects it into a Queen dragon who hasn't laid her eggs yet. The Queen goes back in time, lays her eggs which hatch and this supposedly solves the problem (I'm unsure how - it's been a couple of years since I read it and I have no desire to pick it up again)

Dragonheart takes place at the same time as Dragonsblood, but the main character is a girl named Fiona who impresses a Queen. Then she and other dragons time it back ten years so their dragons can have time to mature and heal from thread fall - which is pretty much a direct copy of Anne's Dragonflight. The only difference is that there's a plague going on in Fiona's current time, and that, rather than gloss over what happens during the time spent in the past like Anne did, Todd goes in to extreme detail about the day to day life of the people who go back to the past - and it's just not that exciting.

Other things that bugged me about the book was the fact that the main character was a 13 year old girl who spends much of the time bossing people who are her elders around. I understand she's a Queenrider/Weyrwoman, but what 30 year old man is going to listen to what a 13 year old tells him to do? Then there's the fact that she sleeps with a man who is at least 13 years her senior (she's 16 at the time that happens but still!) I understand that this is a feudal society and that young girls often end up married to men who are several years their seniors in said societies, but... ick... ick ick ick ick (Personally I do like the older guy younger girl scenario, but not when the girl is that young. If it was say a 25 year old and a 38 year old, that would be a bit different, y'know?) Plus what 16 year old is going to have the hots for a guy that much older than her? When I was 16 the only older guy I thought was hot was Angel from Buffy! I also found it silly that everyone kept saying that the dragons going back in time had to be this big secret, but what is the first thing they do when they go back in time? They tell almost everyone they encounter that they are from the future.

/Sigh.

From the sounds of it, the rest of the trilogy doesn't get much better. I know the original series from Anne wasn't perfect and had it's issues, but Sheesh! 

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Writer's Block: Fan Me

What was your first fandom, and are you still active in it? How did you participate in this fandom (discussion lists or communities, fan art, fanfiction, conventions, etc)? Link us to your favorite LJ journals/comms about this fandom.
Originally posted by raichu100 at Why SOPA is dangerous, an explanation of the bill
Originally posted by nyxmidnight at Why SOPA is dangerous, an explanation of the bill
Why SOPA is dangerous
To Sum Up
SOPA:
  • Gives the government the right to unilaterally censor foreign websites.
  • Gives copyright holders the right to issue economic takedowns and bring lawsuits against website owners and operators, if those websites have features that make it possible to post infringing content. [A comment feature is enough.]
  • Makes it a felony offense to post a copyrighted song or video.

This bill turns us all into criminals. If it passes, then you either stop using the Internet, or you simply hope that you never end up in the crosshairs, because if you’re targeted, you will be destroyed by this bill. You don’t have to be a big, mean, nasty criminal — common Internet usage is effectively criminalized under this law. This bill will kill American innovation and development of the Internet, as it will become too risky to do anything of value. It is toxic and dangerous, and should not, under any circumstances, be supported.



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Originally posted by box_in_the_box at Internet blackout day: See you all on Thursday

Google: End Piracy, Not Liberty

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Writer's Block: Chicken soup

Chicken soup, orange juice, and lots and lots of throat coat and breathe right tea.
What is your cure for the common cold?