Something I've wondered about... spoilers through Season 2.
So, because I needed to send some of these pictures off anyway, I created a gallery for some of the pictures from our trip to Ireland. Yes, the trip was in early June. I'm trying to perfect the art of procrastination.
This is by no means all of them; we took 1,000+ pictures. I had (gasp! shock!) a film camera, and used about 25 rolls or so of film. My husband had the digital, and that's where these pictures come from.
We went with a package - plane, 6 nights bed & breakfast, and unlimited mileage rental car. It cost about $2k, but it was well worth it in the end. It was a great trip; we had a lot of fun getting "lost" on the back roads. If anyone has any questions about travel to or around Ireland, let me know, and I'll do my best to answer.
So, what do I think of when I'm trying to drift off to sleep? Crossovers. Of course, being slightly delusional at the time from lack of sleep, I came up with this:
Anyways, the idea could work with just about any space-faring group; Miles Vorkosigan, BrainShips, heck, even Firely...
So, check it out:
Aida, Blackhawk, due South, Evanescence (Fallen), Kelly Clarkson (Breakaway), Blue October (Foiled), The Last Unicorn, Mulan, Operatica O, Tim McGraw (Place in the Sun), Rob Thomas (somewhere to be), Tarzan, Anna Nalick, and Titan AE are on my computer now. At work. Hee.
Yes, it's kind of an ecletic collection. But now I have 10 or so hours of music that I can entertain myself with, as I while away the lonely hours at work... : )~
I'm thinking a due South / MacGuyver crossover would be really cool to read. I'd write one, but I have no idea 1) what it would be about, and 2) writing Fraser and MacGuyver at the same time? I think I'd get lost in the obscure facts needed to keep up with them.
And how about a due South / BtVS cross, with Faith as the main person from Buffy? I can see all sorts of flashbacks to Victoria... dark haired, dangerous females... Hmmm... maybe Ray's in danger, Faith knows how to save him, but Fraser's not sure if she's trustworthy. Might be interesting to try and do.
Going off on a mini-rant here.. how come there's (almost) no due South 'fic without slash? It doesn't bother me a whole lot, but... (le sigh) where's the gen 'fic? It just seems like a lot of the due South 'fic I've seen is all about getting Fraser and Ray together, and not much more than that.
So, I was cleaning up, unpacking, what-have-you, and came across some old notebooks I'd written in. Some of 'em had some pretty interesting story ideas; two were based on fairy tales...
So, Cinderella's one of the fairy tales that always irked me. Girl gets saddled with mean step-mother and step-sisters. She lets them turn her into a slave. Eventually, some fairy godmother comes along and grants that she can have one night to go to a ball. And she meets the prince and falls in love, has to run off, the glass slipper thing, and then happily ever after.
And those are the 'fic ideas for today. Maybe next time, I'll expound on some original 'fic ideas...
Gah. Tired today. Prolly because I was up late cleaning the computer room. And then, when I did get around to going to bed, I couldn't get to sleep...
A bit heart-sore, too - came across some old writings from the teenage years and post-Mom while I was cleaning. And some old love letters... Boy, was I a depressed, angsty teenager. And I had forgotten I'd written letters to Mom, talking about the rest of the family and how I was after her death.
Made me think about the past, and how different I am now than I was then. It also made me wonder where some of the people I knew so well back then went, how they're doing now.
Then this morning, I got an email from my brother, letting me know the informal board voted to give him a medical retirement. As I wrote back to him, there are no words to describe how much that sucks. He didn't know when the formal board is going to meet, but he has a meeting Monday about it. I guess this means I need to get busy(-ier) about cleaning up the house; right now "his" room is so full of crap not even the cats go in there very much.
If I ever get the time to write, these might be interesting to try...
Well, that's all for today...
to help me keep track of all the 'fic I follow.
Someday, if I ever feel that ambitious, I may even rec or critique 'fic here.