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Oh my goodness. Um, that I have way too many interests?

On the easy accessible shelves right now is a combination of manga (Gintama, Ghost Hunt, Library Wars, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Kingdom Hearts, etc), Doctor Who tie-in novels (both recent hardcovers and a few of the old Target paperbacks), a bunch of knitting books, Torchwood tie-in novels, John Barrowman's autobiographies, Star Trek novels, some old scifi (including Scavengers in Space, which Jack is reading in my icon), Torchwood and Doctor Who encyclopedias, a couple of baking books, some other graphic novels (Scary Godmother, Ghostbusters, Star Trek manga, Doctor Who, etc), Ghostbusters novel, Quantum Leap novels, and more. And that's just what I can get to without moving stuff!!!

If all my books were together there'd be that plus lots more scifi novels, crafting books, compilations of comic strips (I only have one volume of Unshelved and when I have $$ that will need to be corrected), lots of true ghost stories, history books, Harry Potter, more cookbooks, LOTS more knitting books, Shakespeare, and more.

Yeah that library Belle has in Beauty and the Beast? I so needs it. BADLY. Of course if I had that many shelves they would be filled. And organized properly with a local catalog with full MARC records in it. :D
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Yes, it's that time of year again.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of that I'm posting the pink TARDIS that [livejournal.com profile] rengeek put up in his journal.




One of the reasons I do Relay for Life every year is because breast cancer has affected my family. My grandmother and aunt are both survivors. Unfortunately a special teacher from high school, Mrs. Carol Papierski, did not survive. She passed away a couple of years after I graduated, after a whirlwind spring of my senior year when she and I shared a hotel room for an FBLA study day, and then she was one of our chaperones for the LA trip to FBLA nationals. I only was in FBLA for a year (and didn't have her for class because she taught special ed), but it's hard not to become close when you share a hotel room with someone.

So please, pass on the pink TARDIS and think about doing something to help the battle against breast cancer this month! One of the ways you can help is by joining Team GEEK as we fundraise for the next Norridge/Harwood Heights Relay for Life!

Book meme

Oct. 1st, 2010 08:51 pm
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Jack Reading 1)
Grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

(I'm at Starbucks and I have four books that are equally near... *reaches randomly in purse*)

"He had seen no pools or streams anywhere."

From Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment Target novelization. :)
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Cross out the ones you've read, if you read it in school bold it first.

Read more... )

Yeah there's a lot I haven't read. I stick to more scifi. Plus, 1984 I tried to read but I got so disgusted with it I couldn't finish.

And I haven't gotten all the way through Lord of the Rings. Yes I know I'm a bad geek. But Tolkien is like Shakespeare - I need to really focus on the language and I haven't had time for that kind of focused reading of late.
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Pern. I've always wanted to see the world of Pern (from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series) since I started reading the books. It just sounds so beautiful! Yeah there's Thread and other nasty things but it just sounds like a gorgeous beautiful world.

Plus I wanna ride a dragon.
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So, we're still working on the plan for the next Whoniverse Photoshoot (coming up on Saturday October 23rd!), so I thought I'd put up a poll to get an idea of where people would like to have the shoot. Not just for this shoot, but it'll help for future shoots too ;)

Read more... )

And again don't forget to mark your calendars for October 23rd!
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Name: KnitChick1979
Story Title: "Responsibility"
Show: Classic Who
Character/Relationships: Fourth Doctor / Romana
Rating: PG
Notes: Written for the third challenge of round one of [livejournal.com profile] whoverse_las

Read more... )
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Whoverse_las voting post

Voting is up, and goes through 5 PM EST on Sunday. Please go read and vote!!

And cross your fingers I survive another week ;) I'll be in the corner here, panicking.
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So who's all still in for our Firefly group??

Roll call and photo plans this way )

Any questions? Concerns?
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Dalek flavours)
Hi all!

Sorry for not posting the winner earlier but after being up for 26 hours straight with only closing my eyes for about 5 minutes while Carole showered, I kind of needed to pass out. So I did for about five hours and now I'm a bit more awake & coherent.

Relay for Life! )

The Dalek winner is.... )
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Written for challenge #1 of [livejournal.com profile] whoverse_las

Fair fa' the sonsie Doctor )

Comments? Constructive criticism? Please let me know what you think!!
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Please go read the entries and vote!!

Voting post with instructions is here.

Voting is open until this Sunday at 5 P.M. Eastern!

I'm participating in this, and I'm super nervous. I don't want to get voted out on the first round! Please go read and vote!! :)
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Okay, I know a lot of you out there really want a knitted Dalek. I've lost track of how many people have begged or even tried swiping some of the Dalek family that I've made. I've been telling people no, because as much as I'd love to make a ton of Daleks, it's really REALLY painful to knit.

Then my friend had an idea. I'm in the process of knitting one last Dalek, pink with hot pink, to raise money for Relay for Life. (sorry for the crummy picture, my camera is misbehaving and my phone isn't getting signal to upload)





I'm *trying* to get it done in time for Relay but it's iffy. I can't do more than two rounds at a time, with LONG breaks between, or I'm in a lot of pain. But I'm making every effort to get it done by the night of our Relay, which is Friday August 13th.

I bet you're asking now, how do I try to win this awesome Dalek? It's very simple!

Donate to our Relay for Life team. For every $10 in donations you get one raffle ticket (so if you donate $50, you get 5 tickets). Make sure you put in the message field that you are entering the Dalek raffle!!

You can donate to me, at my Relay participant page or you can donate to my team, Team GEEK (or even to one of my teammates). I'd prefer if it's to me, since I can see that in my participant center, but as long as the donation goes to someone on my team and you mention the Dalek raffle in the message, you'll get the raffle ticket.

We also will take raffle donations during the event! It will be the same, $10 per ticket. I plan to draw the winning ticket toward the end of the Relay event so maybe 4 or 5 am Saturday morning. Winner need not be present! As long as I have some kind of way of contacting you (so make sure to put your phone and/or email in the donation form!!), I'll get the Dalek to the winner somehow :)

All of the money for this raffle is going directly to the American Cancer Society.
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Since I'm starting the [livejournal.com profile] whoverse_las (Whoverse Last Author Standing) challenge I'm going to hold off starting another 30 day meme til that ends, but I thought instead I'd start posting app reviews/recommendations for friends that have iPhones, iPads or iPod Touches. :) I'm kind of an app addict, with 283 applications sync'd to the phone and more than 400 in my full collection. It's not entirely up to date but I try to keep my app listing over at Appshopper as up to date as I can :)

App reviews this way! )

I'll stop there, I hope this helps some people! :) I'll continue later with more apps!
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Day 30 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

I've been procrastinating on this last day of the meme because frankly I'd run out of ideas for the "Whatever tickles your fancy" days (srsly there are too many!)

So I've finally decided, I'll give y'all a preview of a Doctor Who story I'm working on right now (first fic I've written in months actually, I've been running up against horrid writer's block). It's just the start of it, and I don't know when it'll be done because I'm still trying to figure out the full plot but I've been dying to share it. :)

From the mind of a knitter... )

I've got a little more written than that but this is just a teaser ;) Let me know what you think of it so far!!
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Doctor Who (all ten Doctors animated))



I haven't been doing much writing lately but I'm thinking this challenge may get me back in the swing of it. Plus, I'm on a roll watching Classic Who right now so I can exercise those writing muscles :)

It's kind of like Writer in a Drawer but it's the whole of the Whoniverse, not just Torchwood. First round starts Monday the 26th, so go sign up now!! :D
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Donna - Bovvered!)
You know what, I don't have to say it.

[livejournal.com profile] emryldlady, she of the SUPER EPIC AWESOME, said it beautifully. Right here, basically everything except Matt Smith & Amy I agree with 110%.

I don't want to hear wank about what John said or the whole Ianto thing. I've said my piece about what I think of CoE and RTD, I've washed my hands of it. For all I care, RTD & his crappy CoE can go rot in the same place my stupid ex is rotting, which is no where near my thoughts.

Now, I'm gonna go back to writing some epic awesome Ten and Donna fic, because I refuse to believe that's all the time those two traveled together, because Donna is just way too awesome for that.
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Day 29 – Who You Think Should Be the Next Doctor

Oh I don't know... I'd say Peter Wingfield but we all know the Twelfth Doctor has to be practically in diapers. ;) I have no ideas.
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Day 28 – An Episode Idea You Created Yourself

MUSICAL EPISODE!!!

Read more... )
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Day 27 – An Episode You Wish Hadn’t Been Made

Does Torchwood count? Cuz I wish all of series 3 hadn't been made. Poorly written absolute trash. :(

For Doctor Who... there's really not much I don't like to be honest! "Love and Monsters" is about the only one I really don't like, and even that one has some redeeming qualities (like Moaning Myrtle... I forget the actress' real name but when she opened her mouth I was like "OMG MOANING MYRTLE!").
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Day 26 – Favorite Who Actress

This one's easy -- hands down, Catherine Tate!! She is AWESOME! I love Donna's attitude, the fact that she has NO PROBLEM telling the Doctor off, she packs like me, and OMG in Journey's End when she did her Doctor impersonation, EEE! :D

Plus everything else I've seen so far of her has been amazing. Her Nan character is just too hilarious for words, and scarily is just like my Nana is starting to become. The "Nan's Christmas Carol" special she did this year was the funniest thing ever!

Not to mention, I heard one Doctor Who audiobook she did and she's so great with the different voices! There were a couple characters in there where I momentarily thought I was listening to a Big Finish audio and there was another actor in there. She's that good!

So yes, I am a TOTAL Donna fangirl, and Catherine herself outside of Who as well :D
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I'm taking time from your regularly scheduled nerdy journal to make a serious plea.

Do you know someone who's had to deal with that worst scourge of the universe, cancer? Do you never want to hear that filthy word again? Well the American Cancer Society sure wants to eradicate cancer from this universe and the next, but they can't do it without help!

This year my friends and I are fundraising for the Norridge/Harwood Heights Relay for Life, and we are Team GEEK! Because, we're all geeks about something. If you've read my journal I think you can kind of guess what I'm really geeky about ;)

Our Relay is August 13th/14th this year, in Norridge Park. We need donations! We could also use more team members if you want to help us out (if you join as a team member you're not obligated to be there on the night of the event, though we'd love to have you walking the track and hanging out at our campsite).

Check out the Norridge/Harwood Heights Relay for Life event information.

Visit Team GEEK team page!

Donate to my personal page!

If you want to buy a luminaria (they're these little paper bags that we fill with sand and put a candle in; they light the track we walk on), they're $10 and you can buy them online or message me (or comment here) and let me know you want an offline form, I'll get them from our coordinator and get it to you! Luminaria are great to honor someone lost to cancer or still fighting it, the name of who they're purchased in honor of is written on the bag and they read off the names off during the luminaria ceremony.

There's also a survivor lap for cancer survivors (and that includes those fighting now).

If you want to make an offline donation, let me know. There's a few ways to do it.


Help us work toward seeing the end of cancer!!!!
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Day 25 – Favorite Who Actor

Geee I don't know. *looks at userpics* Could it be the handsome former Time Agent Captain Jack Harkness?

Yes I'm a huge John Barrowman fan. I love him, I love his family (I've met his parents & sister who are all wonderful), I love his character.

After John it would have to be a close tie between Tom Baker & David Tennant. Though Matt is really winning me over more and more (he's so cute!!!)
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Jack - Writing my novel animated)
Since this has appeared across my flist, I thought I'd give this a shot.

Read more... )
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Day 24 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

I'm running out of stuff that tickles my fancy so I'm gonna open this up.

Suggest audiobooks, Big Finish audios (cuz they're totally a different thing than just audiobooks y'know), fanfics, websites, etc to me!

I haven't been reading much fanfic lately but I could use some good fic. Tenth, Fourth, or Eleventh Doctor stories; or Jack's Coat/Doctor's Coat porn (there's not nearly enough of that out there!); or total crack!fic.


I'm gonna go get some soup and hope it helps clear this stuffiness. Evil sneezing!!! :(

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