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Jan. 30th, 2012 08:53 pm
lishesquex: (voyager - only slightly lost)
I'm sitting here at my computer desk watching a beautiful golden sunset at 8:30pm.  There's something to be said about being back in a southern hemisphere summer.  Driving home from work, I kept noticing how green the leaves were on the trees. 

I'm feeling nostalgic today for a whole host of reason.  Facebook informs me (via the official Star Trek page's status updates) that Star Trek Voyager premiered today sixteen years ago.  Sixteen years.  Wow.  I got into the fandom later than that, obviously, but it still boggles the mind how long ago it all began.  And Xena.  The final Xena con was today.  I'm sad to have missed it.  According to [livejournal.com profile] xena_and_gabby's status update, Lucy and Renee kissed?  People who were there, please oblige me with pics.  Immediately.  :-P

Work started again today.  The beginning of the school year is an interesting time.  I always dread going back, but there's a wild energy to it once I'm there.  I feel pretty lucky to have a job that I care about, actually. 

I've adjusted to the jetlag pretty well this time, coming back.  The trick is to set your watch to destination time as soon as you get on the plane, and refuse to think in terms of where you just left.  Eat your dinner like it's breakfast, and stay up all night watching movies.  Then try to sleep in the middle of what used to be the afternoon, fail, watch more movies.  Arrive back home in the morning, then stay up all day until the sun goes down before you finally let yourself rest. It works.

Now I have an hour to spend on whatever I like before I need to sleep.  Time feels like such a luxury right now. 

lishesquex: (voyager - only slightly lost)
So I've been indulging in an orgy of fanfic reading the last couple of days.  Veering wildly back and forth between J/7 and T/7.  Today I'm on a T/7 kick and reading old favorites from Perfect Misfits, Lisa Countryman's site and VJB.  The nostalgia is pwning me hard.  *sighs*  I need to find a new fandom or something.  It's too depressing reading stuff that was written in 2000 or even 1999 (last century zomg), knowing that some of them will never be completed, or that there'll never be a sequel, or that the heyday for this particular pairing/fandom is long past.  Blah.  So yes.  New fandom.  Any suggestions, people?

In WoW news, I totally tamed Loque'nahak today!  I've been stalking him all week.  For those of you who don't know, Loque'nahak is a rare elite cat that spawns in Sholazar Basin.  He's incredibly hard to track down because of the sheer number of people wanting to tame him or even kill him (for the achievement).  I almost died from excitement when he spawned only 20 or 30 yards away from where I was sitting.  There was a random pally nearby and I thought he was going to grab him, but I tagged him first.  By the time I found my "tame beast" button, he was almost half dead because I'd been in such a frantic hurry to tag/shoot him, lol.  Anyway, here is a pic of my new kitteh along with my friend broken_faerieNyy, who also recently tamed Gondria (another rare elite).  Mine is the less ghostly looking one.

picture under cut )

So now I have a dilemma.  Originally I was going to name my new pet "Huntress" (and then name a bird pet "Black Canary" - after the DC comic heroines :D), but this cat just doesn't look like a girl cat.  I have a billion female names but I can't think of any names that would suit a male cat other than "Stormy".  So... what should I name him?

[Poll #1425762]
lishesquex: (voyager - canadian borg)

Captain Janeway is so pwnage, she should be called... Pwnway.

Endgame

Jun. 20th, 2009 10:27 pm
lishesquex: (voyager - only slightly lost)
Oh man.  I just watched "Endgame", the last episode of Star Trek Voyager.  I've put off watching it for several years, because I couldn't bear for it to end.  But tonight, I thought it was time.

The whole Seven/Chakotay relationship thing was completely unexpected and stupid.  There'd been nothing leading up to it, and they had no chemistry whatsoever.  (Although, Chakotay has about as much chemistry with anyone as a tree.)  Every time they were on-screen, I mentally replaced Chakotay with B'Elanna, which was actually surprisingly easy to do.  Must be from all the T/7 fics I read over the years.  :-D

I was also surprised by the crazy amount of J/7 subtext, like Admiral Janeway's face when she sees Seven after all those years.  The way she went all still, and said "Seven", with her voice all husky.  Hell, it seemed like her whole motivation for going back in time was so she could save Seven.  But the big one was when she's begging Seven to try and change Captain Janeway's mind, and her tone of voice when she's staring up into Seven's face, imploring her to think about "the people who love you."  And Seven, who had been looking away before, suddenly turns to look at her.  Srsly.  Holy batman subtext moment right there.

Some favorite moments:
- Admiral Janeway's reaction when Seven first steps into the room.
- The look on Captain Janeway's face when Admiral Janeway tells her that she gave up coffee.  Lulz.
- The Admiral Janeway/Seven scene in Astrometrics.
- Any and all battle of wills between Admiral Janeway and Captain Janeway.
- Voyager exploding out of the Borg sphere in a blaze of glory.

But ZOMG the ending is SO UNSATISFYING.  I need like... post-Endgame fic.  Right now.  >.<
lishesquex: (Eurovision - This is my life)

Awwwwwww!  I was watching RSPCA Animal Rescue and there were these totally adorable trapped ducklings.  And as the rescue guy was releasing them, he said "Live long and prosper, little ones".  Lol, Star Trek reference!  And ducklings!  It's too cute.

The reason I'm suddenly watching TV is because I watched Home and Away (an Australian soap opera) today just for the lesbian kiss, to see if they would actually show it (and they did!) That would make it the second time I've seen a lesbian kiss on that show.  And I wasn't even looking out for it the first time.  This is entirely weird because I've tuned in all of two times this year, once by accident, and both times there were girls randomly kissing.  I think I just attract teh ghei, even on TV.

Speaking of teh ghei... here, have a picture of me in my new leather jacket. )



So while I was reading that article about teh ghei on Home and Away (hey that rhymed), I saw this ad from Centrelink: Centrelink recognises same-sex relationships from 1 July 2009.  They have this rather cute .gif ad promoting it, involving toothbrushes.  That's pretty cool.

Tomorrow (technically today because it's already 5am+), I have to go into YVG for my "induction".  The word "induction" always makes me think of cults and sacrifical virgins.  Anyway.  Wish me luck.

lishesquex: (xena - chakram red)
MARRY, SHAG, THROW OFF A CLIFF MEME
1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.


[livejournal.com profile] quew gave me these three names:
Xena
Janeway
Alice from Resident Evil
(I love how they're all fictional, lol)

Okay, let's see... )
lishesquex: (Eurovision - This is my life)
Yarra Valley Grammar called today to let me know the induction and handover days are Wednesday and Thursday next week.  I really need to go clothes shopping before then.  Guh.  Thinking about it makes me nervous and fidgety so I will stop.

Today I went to the Melbourne Queer Film Festival with Jackie, Julz and Loki.  We saw To Faro (aka Mein Freund aus Faro), which was kind of like Boys Don't Cry but about 100 times less depressing (although still not upbeat).  Anyway.  I saw lesbians!  A whole cinema full of them!  I got within 20 metres of Fed Square and my gaydar was pinging like a... pinball machine.  On crack.   Man, I get so happy when I see lesbians.  I know, it's pathetic.  I really should go out more.  Don't judge me.

In other news, my Voyager uniform arrived in the mail the other day.  The jacket has shoulder pads, lolz.  But at least it isn't spandex.  The Star Trek thermos also arrived, but it's too pretty to use, so now it's sitting in a place of prominence on my bookshelf.  I'm still waiting for the pips and communicator to arrive before I post pictures, although I fear I might actually break my LJ with geekery if I do.

Oh, speaking of geekery... I bought Titan Quest the other day on a random whim, and it's totally cool!  It's exactly like Diablo II, except with a Greek mythology theme which is totally fine with me, because I love Greek mythology and Diablo II was one of the best games evar so I don't mind playing a totally unoriginal, derivative game that's basically a homage to it.  Yay!  Btw, I named my character "Xena".  :-D
lishesquex: (voyager - canadian borg)
This poll from the official star trek site just amused the hell out of me, so I'll recreate it on my LJ.


[Poll #1365850]
lishesquex: (voyager - resistance is futile)
Do you guys remember this poll? Two years ago, you all voted overwhelmingly (12-0) for me to buy the Voyager uniform in command red instead of gold. But unfortunately the whole thing ended up being moot because I couldn't find one in my size. They were all L, or XL, or XXXL. It broke my Trekkie heart.

But oh happy day! Last week I found a German Sci-Fi memorabilia store that stocks heaps of Star Trek stuff, and wonder of wonders, it turns out they have both the (red) jacket and the grey/blue turtleneck undershirt in EXTRA SMALL. It's been almost two years, but I have finally suceeded in my mission! Almost. I haven't paid yet, and I won't have complete peace of mind until it's here and I'm sure it fits, but... so close, omg. I'm just glad the site was in German, which I can sometimes half understand, instead of say, Chinese. Is it sad that I find (written) German more comprehensible than Chinese? Anyway! I'm also getting:



YES, YOUR EYES DO NOT DECEIVE YOU. IT'S A STAR TREK THERMOS (that says "Borg Encounter"). I don't even drink coffee and I'm excited.

...I think this is the part where the T/7 shippers on my flist scream "OH MY GOD SHE'S TURNING INTO JANEWAY" and run screaming for the hills.

:D
lishesquex: (voyager - only slightly lost)
I just want to thank the people who commented on my last entry.  I won't reply to the invidual comments because that would require dealing with complicated feelings and words and whatnot (which I'm currently repressing),  but your words were very welcome and they warmed my heart.  Thanks.

Mum's leaving on Wednesday or Thursday as soon as she gets her visa organised.  I actually can't wait for her to go, which sounds cold, but... having a grieving parent around is really unsettling. 

In a strange turn of events, I've found myself obsessed with J/7 again many years after abandoning it for the dark side.  It's kept me very well distracted from reality over the last couple of days. It's been a constant source of amusement too.  For example, this awesomely hilarious music video by Sazzy:



Kate Mulgrew's facial expressions are fascinating to watch. And the bits with the Borg Queen are just priceless.
lishesquex: (voyager - canadian borg)
I've finished reading Gina L. Dartt's Just Between series and her Millenium series (70 fics in total - each one epic novella length) and now I'm feeling utterly depressed that there isn't any more. I guess this is what withdrawal feels like.

There's also this larger feeling of something ending, which is also depressing, because I remember reading these back in 2002 when I was first getting into Star Trek, and it feels like an eon ago.  It's also weird how much these particular fics have changed my life.  My Star Trek obsession began right here.  Although, the overall picture went kind of like this: Xena fan fiction --> B.L. Miller --> Gina L. Dartt --> Star Trek fan fiction (J/7) --> Star Trek fan fiction (T/7) --> VJB mailing list --> meeting people who would end up shaping so much of my life for the next several years. All my best online friends have been either a direct result of Xena and then Voyager fandoms. Hmm, I'm not really sure where I'm going with this line of thought. Anyway, I hate it when things end. :-/

In completely unrelated news... I recently read this bit of advice on some random lesbian blog regarding activating your gaydar: "I assume that every woman I meet is either gay or at least bi until proven otherwise. That way I don’t close the door to any opportunities that might present themselves." On my way to uni the other day, I was feeling pretty upbeat due to finally breaking the transwarp barrier so I was totally ready to activate my gaydar and go for the kill (figuratively). So I got on the tram and by complete coincidence found myself sitting next to two moderately attractive girls who looked SO GAY. I think I spent the entire trip trying not to smile because they were just... SO GAY. Eventually one got off, but not before kissing the other, at which point I felt internally very smug about the accuracy of my gaydar. Very smug indeed.
lishesquex: (voyager - only slightly lost)
So I've spent the last couple of days happily lost in Voyager fan fic and the Star Trek universe. Sometimes I forget how much I love this fandom. I haven't been as completely lost in it as I would like though. The last half year of the MTeach begins tomorrow and I keep thinking about what I'm going to do after this, in June, when my course finishes for real and I have to move onto the next phase of my life. I keep thinking about what it would be like to apply for one of the overseas jobs and just leave and start a whole new life somewhere else, and sometimes it's too scary a prospect to think of doing for real. And then I think about not leaving and what it would be like if I just continued on here like I have been doing, with no end in sight, and wonder what I'm waiting for. Sometimes it seems unbearable.

I think too much. *sigh*

*goes back to fan fic*

Btw, the icon summarises this entry so perfectly. -.-
lishesquex: (voyager - canadian borg)
If I ever go to Iceland, I am totally staying in this hotel, if only for the name:

Hotel Borg

Resistance is futile!

:D
lishesquex: (buffy - faith this is life)
So, the relatives aren't too bad. The aunt that's here at the moment is my dad's eldest sister. I'd met her once or twice before in China. She doesn't speak English at all so I've had to stretch my Shanghainese to communicate. From what I've seen, my dad's siblings are fairly intelligent, rational, considerate people... and completely unlike him. I think he's the defective one. Srsly.

I went for a really long walk today after dinner. Walking always makes me emo, unfortunately, because it's boring and repetitive and the trail is too full of memories, and my mind is far to free to wander. So I came home in a bit of a funky mood. Playing WoW didn't help much. Actually, it helped a little until mum came in and made another comment about how I should do a course in Chinese over the summer. She does this every single holidays, and then we have a fight about it. I wouldn't get so defensive about it if it wasn't a part of the continual expression of disappointment over my career choices. I honestly thought she'd gotten over it. But no.

I'm up to Season 6, episode 24 of Voyager. What will I do when I run out? I suppose there's always TNG... or maybe Battlestar Galactica. But there's nothing like Voyager when it comes to comfort TV.

Read on )

OH NOES!

Sep. 22nd, 2007 02:01 pm
lishesquex: (iconomicon omgsavethedanglingkitten)
A while back, [livejournal.com profile] thrace_ linked me to a youtube video of Lucy Lawless and Jeri Ryan getting it on together.

This is the video:


Do you see my problem? IT DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE. I even tried Youtube's archives *tears my hair out*

Can anyone please please please find me a copy of this somewhere for me? I think it was a photo shoot for TV Guide or something, but I'm not sure.

*cries pitifully*
lishesquex: (voyager canadian borg)

O.O  There's so much Janeway/Seven subtext in Dark Frontier.  But like NO T/7 at all.  Almost negative T/7.  *sigh* 

I love Seven.  I love how she quirks her eyebrow/ocular implant.

*head explodes from sheer hotness*

That is all I have to say tonight.

kbai.

lishesquex: (iconomicon not a geek)
Awwww.

The first words Seven ever said to B'Elanna: "You have neglected to remove the autonomous regeneration sequencers."

So romantic! :D
lishesquex: (iconomicon rejected)


For the record, I would just like to say that I'm disgusted with Livejournal.

[Edit: Don't go to the "Warriors For Innocence" site that's linked on the CNET page... People are reporting spyware/malware after visiting with a clean machine.]

If I didn't already have 4 years worth of LJ entries and a ton of LJ friends, I would pack up and move somewhere else. As it stands, I'm seriously considering not renewing my paid account when it ends next month.

Now, I'm off to download ljArchive so that I can use it to back up all my entries. With the way things are heading, who knows what Livejournal won't delete the next time an homophobic right-wing extremist group complains to them? Gah.

///


In other disappointing news, I've discovered that the ebay seller who was selling the Star Trek uniforms won't be getting anymore in, since the entire line has been discontinued. This means I won't be prancing into your lives dressed in sexy command red (yes, the poll I posted earlier had Red winning over Gold with 10 votes to 0 ) any time soon, since the only female Voyager uniforms they have are size M or L, which is too big for me. :( :( :(

*cries with disappointment*

lishesquex: (voyager - only slightly lost)
I was reading an article about the Borg on Wikipedia (because I read Wikipedia articles all the time when I'm procrastinating - I learn an awful lot doing that), and I came across this sentence:

Borg nanoprobes are injected into the bloodstream of a victim by a number of tubules (usually two) that spring forth from the top of the hand (or some other extremity) of a Borg drone.

Some other extremity? Like... a foot? o.O

A tentacle maybe?

*amused*

But anyway, onto business. Comrades, I have an important decision to make... and I've decided that YOU will help me make it.

Recently, I've developed an obsession to acquire a Starfleet uniform. Complete with pips, insignia and underwear. I really, really want Starfleet underwear. But I digress. Anyway, I found some Star Trek costumes on Ebay, and this leaves me with a huge dilemma: do I get it in red or gold? Red looks better on me than yellow. And "command red" does have a certain sexiness to it. On the other hand, red just reminds me of Janeway or Paris (or god forbid, Chakotay)... and getting my uniform in gold would allow me to dress up as B'Elanna Torres. Could be fun if I ever got a girlfriend and she dressed up as Seven. *waggles eyebrows* ...then again, I do look better in red... and command is sexier than engineering or ops...

[Poll #993991]

O.O

May. 30th, 2007 04:45 pm
lishesquex: (xena - BtL back)
Q: What happens when Lucy Lawless and Seven of Nine is merged into one jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, eye-popping, brain-exploding entity?

A:  Lish go kaboom.
 
...

OH.

MY.

GOD.

asljdfaksjfdlkasdfklkjkllllj

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*dies* )

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