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08 August 2005 @ 01:07 am
 
My lj seems very negative, I realize, most of the time, I'm whining around. Part of it is my lj being my ranting space, where else could rant about my crazy mind?  In that regard I miss Em. We didn't so much talk about our individual errant minds, but we had an understanding of the good and bad days and influence of the side effects on life. We often did our shopping together and it always took as ages because we were exhausted from the meds so one of us needed at least one break on the way to the supermarket. But it was no problem to have that break. I miss that. But Oxford Uni was brutal :/

Today was utterly unproductive. Again with the nausea and I did't get much sleep last night, so I'm pretty hyped on the stimulants. But I did manage without Valium last night, so that's at least something.

I scribbled down some new fic ideas that have been swimming around my head for a while. I might venture outside the SGA fandom again. I will have to in the near future when it comes to my entry in the Geekfiction ficathon, for which I'm still casting around for ideas. I have one, but it's pretty lame as far as plots go. To be honest, I have never had such domestic prompts. I don't do domestic fic.  Also the prompt calls for a discussion of Mythbusters? WTF? I had to google this. Does any self-respecting adult watch this? Maybe it's not as goofy as it sounds, because it sounds pretty bad to me and not like anything the CSIs would be watching. Except maybe Nick, but hey, I think Nick is too stupid to have gotten his job. Anyone here watch this? I might have to download an ep for reference purposes, although one of the fansites I found had some useful info that I could use in a scene. But currently I'm still busy with downloading SGA and SG1, I only get the internet during part of the day. Meh. Then I'll update @lantis with the new ep and then maybe the mythbuster thing. If it isn't Friday again by that time. I did some more planning on Space Pirates, I had some problem with a scene in this chapter, but I figured out what to do about it now. The only thing I did write was a bit on the cave fic, a longer fic that I had put on ice for a while. I'm not sure it'll ever be postable. I think I'm going to toss the second half, it's badly paced and the two original characters are too flat, considering that they do have more than a few lines.
 
 
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Amber: csiminttown1 on August 7th, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC)
Nick's talked about liking the Discovery Channel, right? Something about birds? So that does work.
Illmanillman on August 8th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
Could be. I thought it was Grissom who liked documentaries, but it's been a while since I watched CSI, I'm sure I don't recall all the canon details.
Amber: csiminttown1 on August 11th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Grissom does, but Nick has mentioned it at least once, if you want another option when it comes time to plot it out.

2.14, "The Finger"
NICK: Blood pool here. Spatter all the way to the bird. Birds have blood
feathers and flight feathers. Flight feathers don't bleed. No capillaries,
just cartilage.
CATHERINE: And you know this from ... ?
NICK: Discovery channel.

Either one easily could have stumbled onto an episode of Mythbusters if he forgot to turn the t.v. off. ;)
kimberlychapman: Adam Savagekimberlychapman on August 8th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
My lj seems very negative, I realize, most of the time,

Isn't that normal? Most of us use it for venting and whining and stuff like that. I wouldn't worry about it. :)

And yes, my husband and I LOVE Mythbusters. It's very geeky-nerdy-scifi-robotics good stuff. With explosions. Don't know what you saw to make you think that no self-respecting adult would watch it, but a siginficant proportion of the older, geekier folks on my flist are as obsessed with it as Corran and I are. Hence my icon.


Illmanillman on August 8th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
And yes, my husband and I LOVE Mythbusters. It's very geeky-nerdy-scifi-robotics good stuff. With explosions. Don't know what you saw to make you think that no self-respecting adult would watch it, but a siginficant proportion of the older, geekier folks on my flist are as obsessed with it as Corran and I are. Hence my icon.

First of all, I didn't mean to offend anyone who watches/likes the programme. My impression mainly comes from a fansite that was obviously designed by a very young person. The prevailing theme was 'oh, cool explosions'. My understanding from the Discovery Channel website (which was rather uninformative) was that the programme picks apart urban legends, so being a mix of entertainment and popular science. Okay, I have issues with popular science.

From what I had read it all sounded like a lot of crash, boom, bang and special effects with some science thrown in, at the level of a younger teenager viewership. Apparently I was wrong. But as I said, I'm going to download an episode for story research purposes.
kimberlychapman: Adam Savagekimberlychapman on August 8th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'm not offended. I could tell that you were given a wrong impression. Corran and I actually commented just last week that if I hadn't found the show by accident, the current ads for it wouldn't have attracted us.

The premise is indeed that they pick apart urban legends, but they do usually use actual science. For instance, if an urban legend describes something physically implausible (which is often the case), the guys will build rigs and use their crash-test dummy to first test the legend as stated to see if it could happen. Most of the time, it couldn't because the laws of physics preclude it. But then they have fun pushing the bounds of plausibility by seeing just what kind of setup it would take to get the result mentioned in the legend, and it's usually something so ridiculous that there's no way the legend could be true.

And yeah, they like blowing stuff up. :) But it amuses Corran and I too because the context isn't just "let's blow something up", it's more "we've been working our butts off trying to show that this can't possibly be true, let's let off our own stress now by showing just how far you'd have to go to make it be true...and blow something up in the process".

By contrast, we are very disinterested in most other "blow stuff up" shows. We definitely have no interest in Discovery's plethora of motorcycle/truck/etc. building shows.
I'm Jack Sparrow's jar of dirt. [Don't touch me!]: galadriel_calmninnui on August 8th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC)
Whining is allowed :) It's definitely better than exploding at some time because everything has dammed up. So whine away ;) !
Although I'd wish I could do something to stop the reasons why you have to whine every now and then.. But I'm thinking about you at least once a day - I hope it helps a bit..?!
gaffer42gaffer42 on August 9th, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
Mythbusters
I can see the CSI's watching this if only because they're special effects experts doing it. My husband and I watch it whenever we can for two reasons - they build really neat stuff, and their workshop reminds us of our buddy's shop in Glendale CA. ;)

It takes myths and evaluates them, going all the way to see if it could possibly be true and busts them if there's no way. Most fascinating was the myth of lightening hitting a house and travelling through a shower or a phone line. Scarily possible.

Bottom line, the Mythbusters do the same thing the CSIs do, but in a way different way. They answer a question, solve a mystery. Big difference is, the science on Mythbusters is completely accurate...or it wouldn't work.

Oh, and I am really loving Space Pirates.