Things that I meant to do over the course of the long weekend and didn't:

-Organise the music on my laptop

-Read The Players and the Rebels, my copy of which arrived on Friday, yay.

-Write my fic for the summer challenge on [livejournal.com profile] numb3rs_het, which is due for the 31st (I did, however, finish my O fic for the Summer Alphabet Challenge over on Fanrush; expect it shortly.)

I also still have not found the Windows installation CDs and documentation for the laptop. I've looked everywhere I can think of in this house and they aren't here. I think my parents must have them, but my mother says she doesn't remember. This is whatcomes of tidying things up, sigh. They could have lived under my sofa quite happily for the next three years.
Another couple of Yuletide recs:

Lawrie's Wedding

Lawrie Marlow is getting married. Side-effects, much as one might imagine.

Not Quite A Happy Ending

Set after the end of Deep Secret. Life goes on, and Maree's started a new diary.
One of the pleasures of the Marlow novels for a lot of people seems to be finding that they share the characters' tastes in reading. There's only one book that I can remember that I read because I'd seen it mentioned—Brat Farrar, and I can see exactly why it's Ginty's sort of book; the situation is one she might romance about, and then there are the horses.

But when I first read the series, I was pleased to see that not only did Nicola read Hornblower and Lord Peter Wimsey, and dislike Dickens, all of which I also did, but that she and Lawrie had read The Flight of the Heron. I'd never met anyone, fictional or otherwise, who had also read it, apart from my mother and sister, and I was amazed (I still haven't met anyone else who's heard of it). Has anyone else had the same experience?

PETARS ROOM

Jul. 7th, 2007 09:47 pm
owl: Nicola Marlow (nicola)
I HAS LOLCATTED UR FOREST. In other words, this is the last one.


Peter: I CAN HAS A SHIPPEN?

Rowan: IF U CLEENZ IT URSELF

Agricultural workers: WTF EVIL BUILDIN

Agricultural workers: UR ANCESTORS DID B RAISIN TEH DEVIL IN THAR

Peter: L33T
MOAR )

FALCONARS LURE

Jul. 2nd, 2007 11:16 pm
owl: Nicola Marlow (nicola)
ONLI 1 MOAR, HONESTLI


FALCONARS LURE

Nicola: OH HAI, I HAS FINDED UR BURD

Patrick: MI JAEL, CAN I SHOW U HER?

Ginty: WTF BLUDSPORTS

Marlows: WE AR B SENSIN TEH FELL WURK OF UNITY LOGAN
REED MOAR )
Seeing as it's a sunny day:

CRIKKET TERM

Miss Kempe: HAS AN ARIEL LAL

Lawrie: DO NOT WANT

Lawrie: I CAN HAS CALIBAN INSTAED?

Miss Kempe: NO WAI
REED MOAR )
End of Term, this time

Nicola: I HAS A SPROG

Nicola: MI SPROG, CAN I SHOW U HIM?

Esther: KRIEZ

Sprog: BAI

Nicola: BAI, TRANE

Sprog: OH HAI NICOLA, I KILLED U A SPARROH BUT I ETTED IT

Esther: I HAS A DAKS

Esther: KRIEZ
REED MOAR )

RUN AWAY HOME

Jun. 15th, 2007 06:45 pm
owl: And to mariners a sure haven; two-masted boat (mariners)
As promised, Run Away Home in lolcat. Which one are you reading next, [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4?



Nicola: IM ON UR TRANE, HELPIN UR RUNAWAYZ

Edward: I AM B GOIN HOME TO SWITZERLAND

Authority: OH NO U NOT

Edward: I AM B ESCAPIN U NAO

Marlows: YAYZ

Read more... )
Yo, [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4, it's The Ready-Made Family in LOLCAT. I'm still working on Run Away Home which has a quite a lot of bits that wanted to be locatted.

Karen: I HAS HUMAN MANZ

Karen: WIT 3 TINY CHILDZ

Marlows: DO NOT WANT
READ MOAR )

Attic Term

Jun. 7th, 2007 06:29 pm
owl: woe is the Doctor (woe)
Because [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4 has just finished it:

Attic Term

Ginty: I HAS A PATRICK

Nicola: WOEZ

Patrick: I HATEZ SKOOL

Nicola: I AM B BORROWIN PATRICK

Ginty: WOEZ

Patrick: I HATEZ SKOOL. I HATEZ VATICAN 2.

PATRICK B H8IN SKOOL MOAR HEER )

(no subject)

Jun. 2nd, 2007 03:44 pm
owl: And to mariners a sure haven; two-masted boat (mariners)
I still can't get LJ Archive to work, despite downloading .NET 3.0 to make it happy. It works for one of my journals, but not this one. I suspect some eejit has stuck a daft smiley in a comment somewhere that the program is interpreting as code. Why can't LJ export your journal with comments in a readable format themselves?

I love it when you find that someone you know in one fandom shares some of your others. Last week [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4 emailed me saying, "I didn't know you ran an Antonia Forest comm!" I would have squee'd loudly if I hadn't been in work. It turned out that she'd just found the novels in the university library and is currently working her way through them. And the lolcat thing is not her fault really.
First there was Doctor Who in lolcat, and then [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4 and I emailed each other a whole conversation so that I couldn't stop typing it, and then I was talking to [livejournal.com profile] ankaret and things sort of escalated...
That trundling sound you hear would be Antonia Forest rotating in her grave. None of the above are to be held responsible.

AUTMN TERM IN LOLCAT


Lawrie: WE AM GOIN 2 B SUPER LIEK OTHER MARLOEZ.

Nicola: STFU, LAL. I HAS NIFE WIT SIXTEEN BLADEZ.

Tim: L33T.
REED MOAR )
Those of you who marvel at Mrs Marlow's four babies in 19 months feat, this woman has her beaten: five in 10.

Meme time!

Apr. 6th, 2005 07:53 pm
owl: Stylized barn owl (Default)
Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] sarah531

a. Post a list of 15 fandoms. (tv shows, musicals, movies, books, etc.)
b. Have your friends list guess your favourite character/person from each one.
c. When guessed, bold the line, include the character/person name, and write a sentence about why you like that character/person.

I modified it to nine as I seem to have run out of fandoms.

Read more... )

From [livejournal.com profile] hymnia:


Your results for Christian Traditions Selector

Find it here.

Rank Item Percent
1: Congregational/United Church of Christ (100%)
2: Presbyterian/Reformed (93%)
3: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (77%)
4: Church of Christ/Campbellite (54%)
5: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (53%)
6: Eastern Orthodox (50%)
7: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (49%)
8: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (47%)
9: Lutheran (46%)
10: Seventh-Day Adventist (46%)
11: Roman Catholic (42%)
12: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (29%)
13: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (19%)

I worked out that that reason it puts me as Congregational instead of Reformed is the one about losing salvation. 'No' gives you Congregational, 'Wrong question' gives you Presbyterian/Reformed. Hello, let me introduces the 5th point of Calvinism, the perseverance of the saints. I wanted an option that included 'You're asking the wrong question' and 'no'. Actually there were several questions where for the options given, none of them matched exactly what I believe.

AF

Mar. 30th, 2005 07:57 pm
owl: Stylized barn owl (ponder)
There are 41 LJ users with Antonia Forest listed as an interest. Enough for a community yet, do you think?

Also, why is the login box at the top of the main page gone? Some of us still use dial-up, you know, and even one more link is a pest.
The recent discussion on Hogwarts houses has reminded me of a subject I always meant to post on.

We've all discussed such things as where Mad-Eye Moody was sorted, what House had the dubious honour of producing Umbridge and so on, but one of my favourite pastimes in an idle moment is Sorting other fictional characters. I've seen other people do it, too. I suppose it's a neat and identifiable box, like Myers-Briggs-ing them.

So here's my take on my favourite fandoms. Feel free to disagree or to add your own. For the benefit of your ad hominem (sorry, [livejournal.com profile] fernwithy! ;) ) arguments, I self-identify as Ravenclaw with a Gryffindor streak.

Star Wars:
Palpatine is of course a Slytherin. I don't think anyone could argue with that.
The Skywalkers (plus Padme) are all idealistic, courageous Gryffindors. Yes, even Anakin. I consider him to be a good example of the bad Gryffindor. But before I get sidetrack into Anakin Apologeticcs or whatever...
Han. Han is hard to place, but I think he's either a Gryffindor pretending to be a Slytherin or a Slytherin pretending to be a Gryffindor (although he Myers-Briggs as ENTP, at least inmy characterisation. Generally the NT=Ravenclaw is the strongest connection between MB typing and the Hogwatrs houses.).
Obi-Wan, I am firmly convinced, is a Hufflepuff, especially compared to the Gryffindor Qui-Gon.
Yoda. Virtual cookies for anyone who can convincingly sort Yoda. ;)

Age of Sail
Jack Aubrey is a Gryffindor, a pretty strong type IMO. Stephen is a Ravenclaw: it's the total ignorance of anything (ie all things naval) that's not his 'fandom' that convinced me of his geekish credentials.

If Anakin is my quintessential Bad Gryff, then Hornblower is my quintessential Good Slytherin. Or, at least, Slytherin with autorial approval. Ambitious, check. Cunning, check (unless it's to do with women :) ). Self-centered, check. Book!Hornblower, that is. TV!Hornblower comes off as pratically Gryffindor, IMO, but that's because one of Slytherin!Book!HH's ambitions is to appear as this fearless, noble Gryffindor type. At which he has varying degrees of success.

Bush, bless him, is a Hufflepuff. I am of the opinion that Voldemort out to concentrate on Hufflepuff Minions instead of Slytherin ones catching Cunning Plots left, right, and centre. Puffs make wonderful Minions, and where would HH be without his long-suffering Bush?
Barbara, IMO, is a Gryffindor, and poor Maria is so featureless she's hard to pin down.

Dorothy L Sayers
Peter and Harriet are both Ravenclaw, IMO. Bunter is another of those Hufflepuff sidekicks so invaluble to authors. (Jeeves, OTOH, is so Slytherin. Bertie Wooster, I haven't a notion.

Jane Austen
I could be at this all week. I will just say that Anne Elliot and Fanny Price are Hufflepuffs, and Emma IMO is Ravenclaw. I'm sure lots of you have opinions on the Austenverse. :D

Antonia Forest
The Marlow family ethos is predominantly Gryffindor (something to do with all those gallant naval forebears, perhaps? Tim Keith would doubtless have an opinion). Peter, for one, feels he has trouble living up to this. I know [livejournal.com profile] rose_and_lizard has all but the twins as Gryfindors, but I would make exceptions myself.
I would sort Giles, Rowan, Ginty, Peter and Nicola as Gryffindors. Peter and Ginty not for their conspicious courage, but because of the value they place on it, although they usually confuse it with fearlessness. I'm most dilatory about Ginty, since she shows a Ravengeek tendency to live inside her own fantasy world.
Karen is a Ravenclaw, with some Slytherin tendencies (see A Ready-Made Family for a couple of examples, and Cricket Term for Nicola's comment on this.
Ann is a Hufflepuff to end all Hufflepuffs. I believe the girl actually enjoys doing the work of Peter, Ginty and Lawrie on top of her own.
Lawrie, Slytherin. It's the lack of interest in anything no connected with Lawrence S. Marlow. However, she does have a Luna-like dislocation with reality at times. (Lawrie and Luna in the same fic. Now there's a scary thought).
Tim, also Slytherin, though of a different type than Lawrie. Miranda, Ravenclaw, I think. Patrick, Ravenclaw, most probably. Open to argument on all these last.

Anyone have thoughts to add?

[livejournal.com profile] living_force and [livejournal.com profile] padawanroo both want a rant on the post-RotJ EU. It will come, I promise. Just give me a few days to gather my thoughts ;)

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