wushu76: (SGA Icon)
2012-06-18 12:07 am

(no subject)

For me, this is a first. At the age of 36, I have played X-box for the first time. After... about ... an hour of play time? I've completely the first mission on the original Halo! LOL ON EASY. LMAO. But I had fun. Brice couldn't even be in the room with me because my bad playing drove him insane, but honestly, I've never EVER used a console game before. I play bejeweled and Rome Puzzle , not first person shooters. This moving the head/camera/gun in a different movement to the body is not natural to me. and inverted joysticks are just counter-intuitive!!! I don't think I've even used a joystick let alone an x-box controller before.

But I had fun. And this is all [livejournal.com profile] keiramarcos fault cause she wrote/is writing a SGA/Halo crossover.

LOL.

Bed time for Emma.
2012-03-22 11:06 pm

Humans

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

And the sad thing? We still haven't changed.
2012-03-08 06:17 pm

Kony 2012

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] keiramarcos at Kony 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] romennim at we won't back down
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] princess_aleera at we won't back down
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] synnerxx at we won't back down


Spread the word. Link to this post if you want. I have it unlocked so everyone can see it. Do everything in your power to get the word out and make this known to everyone.

GET INVOLVED. STOP AT NOTHING. THE WORLD MUST KNOW.

I dare you to stop scrolling through your dashboard. Stop checking your Facebook newsfeed that you’ve already checked two seconds ago. Stop updating your Twitter and seeing what your favorite celebrities are saying. Stop watching funny and nonsense videos on Youtube. Take time to educate yourself to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in this world. This is your chance! WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Let’s make JOSEPH KONY Famous!!

Who is JOSEPH KONY?

He is THE WORST LIVING CRIMINAL. He abducts children and makes them use guns to kill their own parents. He takes girls and forces them to be sex slaves. He calls his abducted children the Lord’s Resistance Army, AKA the LRA. He has abducted over 30,000 children and forced them to be child soldiers in Central Africa. He remains at large because he is INVISIBLE to the world. FEW know his name, even FEWER know his crimes. WE ARE MAKING HIM FAMOUS! Because when he is, the world will unite against him and demand his arrest.

We can help make a change. We can make a difference.

I feel so inspired. I feel the need to help and make a difference. This has to happen in 2012. We can’t let him go around and keep doing this to children in Central Africa. Let’s make his name known so he can be stopped. HE CAN NO LONGER BE INVISIBLE!
NOTE: THIS ORGANIZATIONS POLITICS AREN'T IMPORTANT TO ME. I HAVE NO INTENTION OF GIVING THEM MONEY. YESTERDAY I DIDN'T KNOW WHO JOSEPH KONY WAS. TODAY I DO. I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW WHO THIS MAN IS AND WHAT HE'S DONE. THAT'S WHY I POSTED THIS VIDEO

wushu76: (SGA Icon)
2009-10-09 11:28 pm

Happy Oran day

Dearest Oran,

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Oran... Happy birth day to YOU!!!!!


Much love.
2009-08-10 12:18 am

(no subject)

I HAVE NO INTERNET!!! I hate this. I am promiced by my ISP it should be working tuesday at the lastest... I'm posting this from my mum's computer...

and my brother is now living with me.

I'm going to bed now.
2009-07-11 11:39 am

New fic: Overheard Winona Kirk/George Kirk & Christopher Pike/George Kirk (Reboot)

Title: Overheard.
Author: Wushu
Pairing: Winona Kirk/George Kirk & Christopher Pike/George Kirk.
Rating: PG
Word count: 1725.
Disclaimer: I don’t own anything to do with Star Trek. Just borrowing them. I’ll make sure to wash and dry them before returning, promise.
Author notes: Written for this prompt in the [livejournal.com profile] st_xi_kink meme. This is only my second attempt at writing in this fandom, so please, let me know what you think.

Summary: “He hadn’t even known the two knew each other, Pike had said he’d studied his Dad, not known him."



Overheard )
2009-06-20 03:05 pm

New Fic: Pain Follows Me. Kirk/Spock (Reboot)

Title: Pain Follows Me.
Author: Wushu
Pairing: I wrote it thinking Kirk/Spock, but who Kirk’s lover is, is completely up to the reader.
Rating: R
Word count: 1725.
Disclaimer: I don’t own anything to do with Star Trek. Just borrowing them. I’ll make sure to wash and dry them before returning, promise.
Author notes: Written for this prompt in the [livejournal.com profile] st_xi_kink meme. This is my first attempt at writing in this fandom, so please, let me know what you think.

Summary: “I didn't think anything could be worse than Tarsus."



Pain Follows Me )
wushu76: (Rodney)
2009-06-04 09:34 pm

(no subject)

So... health stuff. SQUICK WARING. Think before you click. )

Still hating being a girl right now.
wushu76: (Rodney)
2009-05-17 10:56 pm

IMAX and Star Trek

I just got home from my first trip to IMAX... and I saw the new Star Trek movie.

WOW.

I loved them both. I won't put any spoilers in... but if you have been keeping yourself spoiler free, I don't want to mess you up.

I have to say, this is the first movie I've watched for years without being spoiled first. I deliberately didn't want to be... and it was worth it! I didn't know ANYTHING about the story that I didn't get out of the trailers except for the reboot thing... It was worth it.

I had a ball and I recommend it to all, not just people who have liked Star Trek before.

Thank you JJ Abrams, for reinvigorating a much loved fandom.
wushu76: (Rodney)
2009-05-08 04:48 pm

The birthday that... fizzled?

It wasn't going to be an exciting day... I took it off from work, today too, to have a nice long weekend... and then I ended up with an ultrasound appointment on my birthday. I've had a couple of really nasty periods... and the way to check if there's something wrong, is of course, for the medical profession to have a look.

Not exactly the most dignified experience of my life, an internal ultra sound, but... I was glad that I'd have some answers to the question if there was something more serious, or was it just I'd had a couple of bad periods in a row... well... I went to the appointment, and it turns out that if you are late in your cycle, the last week, they can't tell if there is something wrong, because what they are looking for, thickening in the lining and the like, is exactly what happens at that point in your cycle. So... I have to go back after my next period, and do it all over again. $200.00 later too.

So... frustrated, because no one told me that could happen. I was all set to KNOW, and now I don't. And I'm kinda irritated.

There is some good news though, she also had a look at my ovaries, and it seems my PCOS is better than before. Apparently I am now only just within the requirements for a diagnosis, and I did ovulate this month. So, although that's good on the PCOS side of my health, that WASN'T WHY I WENT. *sighs*

I have another appointment in two weeks.

I hate being a girl sometimes.
2009-03-28 08:30 pm

Confessions of a fandom-less fangal

I miss SGA.

I've spent a good portion of today sitting in front of my TV, watching my season one House DVDs and I miss SGA. Not to say I'm not adoring House, I am. I think House is someone I would LOVE to watch with Rodney. I'm going to have to search for House/SGA crossover fic, because if I can find some that does them both well... *sighs* House and Wilson are almost as gay as John and Rodney. Almost. There is little in this world that is as gay as those to. Well, to these slasher eyes... I'm going to have to rank House and Wilson up with Jack and Daniel. I wonder what it says about me that I think boys kissing is much sexier than girls or boys and girls kissing? Of course... anyone who knows me knows my favorite of all time is two boys and one girl kissing.

As the SGA fandom starts to fade away, which it will now that the show has finished. People move away from fandoms, but especially when you're used to getting something new every week. Oh if they make the movie(s) it will help, but from now on in (and for a while if we're going to be honest) it's a contracting fandom. Anyway as I was saying, as it starts... continues to fade away, I will inevitably start looking for a new one. In a way I have already, Supernatural has its appeal. Those two boys are so twincesty it's almost sad, but pretty. And I could clearly go with House and Wilson. But you know what? I don't think I will.

I can chart my fandoms... I started in Buffy, and dear lord did I love it. Give me some season two Angelus and then Spike, well at any time, except when he became the big fluffy puppy with bad teeth, and I'm still in lust.

From Buffy came QAF, Brian and Justin, what's not to love. I have to say, I don't get people that don't ship them in the show. I can understand if you don't like Brian, honest I can... although I adore him, what I can't get is Brian anyone else, and for that matter Justin anyone else. I don't understand the Michael love, but... hey... you want to write about someone with clear Daddy issues, who managed to find someone willing to play Daddy for him, more power to you. But to use a very old expression, they do not pass the wet test.

So... then I found... a couple of others. There was a brief QZ thing, cause prison sex is a kink of its own. A little bit of Dune and Pitch Black, Vin I adore you, but Riddick really got me. Brokeback Mountain inspired for a while, and I still believe Heath Ledger should have received that Oscar. But we have two more great loves... Harry Potter, although when they are somewhat older than at least the first couple of books, and LotR RPS.

I'd never been into RPS before this. Oh... I'd seen a little bit of it in the Buffy fandom, but it wasn't really my thing. Thank you Peter Jackson.

Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean & the list goes on. The most slashable cast in history. Although I got into Viggo & Elijah because of a wonderful writing companion, Viggo and Orli were my first love in that world... with the wonderful threesome of Viggo, Orli and Sean. *sighs happily and I'll be right back... need to see if I still have 'An End to Ugliness'* Oran love? Do you have it in a single word doc? I seem to only have pre-beta chapters for a lot of the later chapters.

Anyway... LotR was a wonderful time for me. Smack dab in the middle of my mother's recovery, my grandmother's death and well, an interesting on line time that you either know about because you where there, or damn but I couldn't explain no matter how hard I tried. There was some faffing as LotR faded, and then I re-found an older love. I had always liked SG1, and I'll confess something I don't think I ever have before, the first time around, I didn’t see slash. I wasn't looking. Of course, once I started looking at the world through slash coloured glasses... I discovered the love that is Jack and Daniel. I did flirt with a little Teal'c being added, but in the end, the whole JackDanielness won. I loved the show, although Carter irritated the hell outta me, and there are now whole seasons I don't watch... but when Atlantis came out... I was more than willing to jump on board.

And what a board I jumped onto. John and Rodney. A fandom that I love. I honestly love the show, even when I hate it, and that happens quite a bit too. There are whole sections of the last season I've never watched, and unless I have to for a fic, likely never will, because they managed to write someone more annoying then Carter, and shove something even more unpalatable down my throat than Carter/O'Neill. Keller. The SG writers had this really bad habit, falling in love with guest and secondary character actors.

Carson is a point in case. I liked Carson in season one, really I did. But in a show that ISN'T set in a hospital, there is NO POINT in having a Doctor as a regular. THERE ISN'T ENOUGH FOR THEM TO DO. Star Trek discovered that over 40 years ago. There was NO DAMN REASON for Bones to be on the bridge as much as he was... and sometimes, they were even worse in Next Gen. (which is a show I loved, and yet even now, can't slash. Deep Space 9 has a little, but the only one with any interest is Voyager, and then I want to make the girls play, and I'm not really into femslash, and anyway, this is a digression) So... they make Paul McGillion a regular... and kill the character. Come on, they turned him into... well I wouldn't want him treating me, because I'm kinda worried about his medical ethics. First, do no harm apparently got left behind with earth. *shakes my head* and honestly, the less said about his successor the better.

I haven't had a ship and a character pushed down my throat so hard since ... well SG1, Carter, and Carter and O'Neill... Season... *shudders* No, not going to think about that. *Shakes my head* Anyway, the writers forgot that they weren't meant to be writing their geeky fantasies on screen, but writing a show the FANS would want to keep watching. Am I saying Keller killed SGA? No. But she HELPED. Inconsistent writing helped to. Hell, inconsistently writing Keller helped. Forgetting about their leading man for a good portion of the season helped too.

Why did I watch SGA? Because they wrote a show with a premise I loved, with fun Sci-Fi that didn't take itself too seriously, without winking at the camera too often to annoy, and managed to create more characters that I liked than I didn't.

And there were a few I didn't. They SUCKED at writing woman. Carter was a Barbie doll, Weir... well let’s be honest, in real life? Even John Sheppard would have declared Atlantis under military control. Not once in that whole show, did they give a single reason why any one of her three... well John, Rodney and Carson. Her CMilitaryO, CSO & CMedicalO would be at all loyal to her. Yet apparently they were. I know the creators wanted a civilian controlled expedition, but please, write someone that knows not to fuck with her military chain of command at least.

I really wish someone would write a story where Elizabeth gets the slap down John should have given her for appointing ANY of his men to the position of chief of security without Okaying it with him. Undermined his authority why don't you honey? Considering he got it KILLING THEIR CO... Not the smartest move. Cause even by then she had to know that maintaining military discipline was going to be hell, undermining her best ally within that hierarchy, the base CO? Dumb. That's not how a diplomat works. But then, for all they TOLD us she was a diplomat, they never ONCE SHOWED US. And Oran and I have had this conversation for years. Telling me something in a fic is bad enough, but in a television show, if you tell me, but NEVER show me? I don’t know it.

So… Carter was a Barbie doll, Weir never did anything to show us why her ‘command staff’ should be loyal to her, it’s not like she was to them. Personally I think Teyla was written fairly well, although they simply didn’t use her as much as they could have. She and Ronon were way underused in my opinion. Then of course we have the wonderful and brilliant Keller. Bad character my dear writers. Simply a bad character.

Every other female they wrote was a secondary character. Hell half the time Teyla was one. *sigh*

You know when I started this, I hadn’t intended on a 1500 word (and growing) rant.

Anyway. I disliked Weir because they took a great IDEA and fucked it up. I adored John and Rodney, Ford never grabbed me, but I liked Bates… Radek was always fun. Teyla I like, and Ronon… at first he was just eye candy, but I grew to love him as well. Lorne was more eye candy, and I have to admit, I really enjoyed the “john&rodney” mirroring they did, particularly in the game, with Lorne and Radek.

I… I think I need to get back to the point.

There are other shows I like, might even love. Doctor Who… David Tennant’s is perfect, for me. I am worried about the new one to be honest. Torchwood is adorable, even though I don’t get the Ianto thing, I really don’t… but Captain Jack Harkness…. *purr* And I adore Captain John Hart too but I honestly have little desire to read the fic. I don’t need to. It’s there in the text, no subtext required for all that lovely Slash. *sighs* I guess I’ve been looking for a new fandom. And I haven’t found one.

*sighs again* So... I lack a fandom. Help?
wushu76: (Rodney)
2009-03-05 11:04 pm

Thought for the day.

I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
2009-02-26 07:15 pm

Emma's world.

Well, the fun and games continue. My step mother was admitted to a mental hospital this morning. She's been battling severe depression since before Christmas, in fact her doctor wanted to admit her then... but she wouldn't hear of it.

She had secession with her phycologist on Tuesday that apparently terrified her, to the point she's afraid of what she might do... and then saw her GP yesterday... they found a hospital yesterday, and she was admitted this morning. *sigh* You know what? This is FREAKY stuff. *sighs again* I've known Lee-ann for over 20 years now, and that's just frightening.

When she told me some of the things that came up, I was pretty freaked out for her too. I hope she's able to deal with this stuff.

I think I’m going to hide in a book now.
2009-02-08 10:34 pm

(no subject)

Oh my god. The death toll has reached 84, and we're being told that's not the end of it.

I don't have words.
2009-02-08 04:05 pm

Victorian fires.

There are 35 people dead around the state of Victoria in the worst fires seen in thirty years. People are still missing, so yesterday might go down as the worst in recorded history as officials are expecting the total deaths to be in the 40s.

Two small country towns are basically gone, burnt to the ground, the occasional house surviving, somehow making the destruction worse.

I am not a religious person, but my thoughts and even prayers are with all those who have died and their families in this time.
wushu76: (Uniform John)
2009-01-05 09:59 pm

Brad Wright, way to insult, and yet inspire slash.

You know what? I dislike Brad Wright a great deal, although I am also thankful that he (along with others) created SG1 and then SGA, which I love even more. He's an arrogant snot that has no respect for his fans, hence SGA not getting the ratings needed to continue it. He said it himself, if we make a good show, you'll watch. Hence, if we're not watching, does that not mean he's not making a good show?

I will say without any prompting needed that I love The Shrine, without doubt I feel it is the best ep of the season. He wrote it. He just told the world that the peir scene, one of the slashest scenes in the ep WAS THE REASON HE WANTED TO WRITE THE EPISODE!

Then later, when someone asked why Rodney proclaimed his love for Keller with no apparent build up in their relationship he replied, and I quote. BW: He thought he was dying. Obviously.

*shakes my head*

He clearly doesn't understand how that sounds. He's just. *sighs* But hey... on the good side, I'm getting ideas for writing, even going back to the mammoth story of mine that I really do want to finish. I mean, the PROLOGUE is 11500 words.

One thing I keep thinking, the more I watch, and dislike season 5? At least once it's over... they can't Joss my story any more. Canon is set! *sighs*

I need a beta reader. *goes looking for a beta community* There has to be some right?
wushu76: (Rodney)
2008-11-30 03:05 pm

New Fic: Linger In Silence By Wushu, McKay/Sheppard & McKay/Keller

Title: Linger In Silence.
Author: Wushu
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard & McKay/Keller
Rating: G
Word count: 390
Spoilers: This is a tag to The Shrine, so everything up to that episode is fair game I guess?
Disclaimer: I don’t own anything to do with Stargate. Just borrowing them. I’ll make sure to wash and dry them before returning, promise.
Beta: Thank you to the lovely Sandra for the quick beta and remaining all mistakes are of course my own.
Feedback: Does anyone actually say no here?
Author notes: I haven’t written anything for over a year, live has been so insane I’ve been completely blocked. So, it was amazing to have this dribble out of my fingertips.

Linger In Silence )
wushu76: (Uniform John)
2008-10-11 03:19 pm

We made it...

And no muder happened!!! Yay Emma.

I, ovbously, am back on line...

My new contact details are as below:

46 John Street,
Oakleigh, VIC 3166

Ph: 61 3 9568 2280

I'll hopefully talk to you all soon

*kiss*
2008-10-07 09:34 pm

(no subject)

The computer is being packed up now... my phone line is apparently not working yet, so I have no idea when I will be back on line

Talk to you all when I am

*hugs* Emma
wushu76: (Rodney)
2008-10-04 04:24 pm

Here we go...

Well, the dreaded move is basically on us. We're moving a good load of boxes over to the new house tomorrow, and then the official move is Wednesday. I'm taking 4 days off next week, only going in on Monday. I know... why bother going in for one day... but honestly, 9 days straight of dealing with mum and moving would have ended up with murder... HERS!

Hopefully, this time next week I'll be pretty much set up in my house, and emptying the last of the boxes. Good think about having lived in a small place for most of your life out of home, means you don't have a lot of stuff, and I culled really dramatically about two years ago. So... I'm optimistic about this I guess. I can't wait for all this crud to be over to be honest. I suspect I'm going to collapse into a quivering ball when it's all finished, but that's then, and I won't have to worry about it then. *sighs*

Wish me luck. I'll likely be off line for a while at least, computer gets packed Tuesday night and the new desk doesn't arrive until Thursday... so... see you all when I do.

Wish me luck?

Love Emma