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Walk the Line

Okay, hubby and I went to see this tonight because I couldn't wait and all I can say is it was worth the admission price.

I have decided I want to lick Joaquim Pheonix all over.


Seriously, though - fantastic movie. I shall be going to see it again on the big screen.
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Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,

I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue

I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace

Where never lark, or even eagle flew.

And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

written by John Magee

This is one of my favorite poems, written by a young man who was a fighter pilot in WWII. He never made it home.

My grandfather fought in WWII as an army medic and he died just a few years ago, at age 85. Today, I remember him and all the other's like him who fight our wars for us. My grandfather came home, but so many young men did not. Canadian, American, British, German, Japanese...doesn't matter what side they fought on or even why they were fighting - they were all people first, with families who loved them and longed for their safe return. My family was blessed.

I love you, Grandad. And I miss you so much.
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Just some recent obsessive writings....

Okay, I'm officially obsessed and I know it. There is nothing quite like the feeling of falling in love with new characters. This does not mean I'm moving on from my other current love, which is still Hermione Granger / Severus Snape. *for those of you who don't really know me, I seem to have a thing for seriously non-canon and wildly age inappropriate pairings between older, misunderstood men and younger - but not pedophilia young! - woman they know / teach / work with...* In otherwords, YES, I am still working on the next chapter of Finding His Voice and the two co-authored stories as well. New chapters for all three will be up soon, I promise.

Anyways, I've been going to speech therapy again a couple of times a week and spend a lot of time on the bus, which is where I've been scratching out my Firefly Jayne/River stories. I cannot do SS/HG unless I am in front of the computer for some reason, and River/Jayne needs to be written out in lined paper with a blue ink pen - how weird is that?

They're not long - I think the largest is almost 2000 words - but I'm enjoying writing them.

If any of you care to read them, they are posted here and should be read in consecutive order.

Firefly Fanfiction - The Little Things Series - unabashedly RAYNE linked in order from start to now here: Expert , Slippers , Letter Home , Gifts , Rats , In Dreams , Holes , Simon , Bob , Splinters , Salutations, Blood Drops , Pas des Deux , Butterfly , Scar Tissue , Wild Things
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Tonight's CSI Episode - Gum Drops

Okay, I admit that I am a CSI fan and have been from year one. When CSI first started, I watched it with the red hot passion of a thousand burning nuns...hehe...and my love stayed strong 'til about halfway through year three. Year Four almost killed my CSI love, because the writer's took what I most loved about the show and totally screwed it up - what little character history we'd been given was totally ignored, they started making caricatures of some of the cast and the general quality of the scripts went down, among other things. (During this time, continuing unabated right thru tonight's episode, my hate for Catherine continues to grow at a frightening exponential rate.)

I continued watching the show, though, despite a completely un-inspired fourth season as well. The forth season, in particular, was awful. I think there were maybe three or four truly good episodes the entire year and the rest were mediocre at best. Quite honestly, I taped the eps and watched them on the weekend and watched the Apprentice instead. That's how bad it was.

I watched all through last season as well - season five. The shows got a bit better, but there was still plenty of character assasination still going on. The writer's continued ignoring members of the original ensemble in favor of focusing on secondary characters and Catherine, the ex-stripper-cokehead-illegitimate daughter of a murdering bastard-single mom-widow-bitch-with the truly fucked up lips- extraordinaire. The only reason I continued watching was due to residual love built up the first two seasons and the fact that I truly, truly love George Eads. LOL. His character, Nick Stokes, was my weekly dish of HOT, even if he had been so far regulated to the sub-sub-basement of the show that some episodes were blink-and-you-miss-him.

And then, we got SNAKES. A strong Nick-episode. And then Quentin Tarantino and the awesome Grave Danger season finale. FINALLY, some light on the horizon. I wondered all summer if the writers and directors of CSI would actually have the brains to build on that one episode, have continuity and build on the awesomeness that is Tarantino.

My answer so far for Season Six? YES. I feel like I could possibly have my CSI back - the show that I loved and wouldn't miss for anything. And I am excited.

I LOVE the fact that the team is working as a team again, not just back from their ill-advised split last year, but working toegether on actual cases. I love the fact that there is continuity this year, that Sara has bounced back from the alchy-depressed dud she was the last few seasons and is starting to be SARA again! Warrick has given up on his ill-advised flirting with Catherine-the-hopefully-soon-to-be-dead-ex-CSI (I thought they'd make a good couple the first two years, but season three I started changing my mind and Season Four totally killed that character for me) and got married. Grissom is being all Grissomy again and the flirting with Sara is back - not as strong as it was - but it makes my poor little shipper heart sing.

Best of all - NICK. TONS OF NICK! OMG - tonight's show was all about NICK, and George Eads knocked it right out of the ball park. That man can act, and he's been so under-utilized for so long it's wonderful seeing the writer's and director's finally using him. All it took was Tarantino to show them what a jewel they had in him.

SQUEEEE~ I'm rambling like the fangirl I am. I haven't been this excited about CSI for TWO-and-a-HALF years, people.

Suddenly, my Thursday nights just got a little bit brighter.
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You scored as Simon Tam. The Doctor. You have a gift for healing that goes beyond education. You took an oath to do no harm, even when your patients have tried to kill you. You are out of place where you are, being used to refined society. However, if you take that stick out of your arse you should be fine.


Simon Tam


Zoe Alleyne Washburne


Kaylee Frye


Shepherd Derrial Book


The Operative


Capt. Mal Reynolds


Inara Serra


Jayne Cobb


River Tam


Hoban 'Wash' Washburne


Which Serenity character are you?
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Two new Firefly short-shorts....

I'm so bad. I'm working on Finding His Voice as well, and hope to have it finished soon. And ZAMBI - we need to get going on WIB!!!!! Email me, woman!

Anyway, as I'm sure is obvious from the last couple of days, I have now officially jumped aboard the Firefly bandwagon. I'd been attempting to steer clear for months -ever since I bought Season 1 - but the movie sucked me right in and infested me with plot bunnies.

So, for those of you who like Firefly - here are two new stories. For those of you who don't know what Firefly is, I suggest you buy the DVDs and see the movie Serenity. It will complete your life - trust me...LOL.

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Rabid Reaver Plot Bunnies...

...are to blame for me being up at 2:15 am, writing Serenity fanfiction when I should be sleeping.

I've posted this piece to, and I'll stick it here too, for anyone interested.

Just a warning though - here there be spoilers!

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