Church notes - 26th March 2017

Mar. 26th, 2017 05:14 pm
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The sermon notes from the the 26th without those from the rest of the month.

26 March 2017 )

Hawkeye in a nutshell

Mar. 25th, 2017 11:42 pm
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9 X 2 Letters

It's been pouring rain for days and everyone is miserable. Klinger drops off the mail. Good news! Hawkeye has received letters (hence the title*) from a classroom of 4th graders back in his home town. He gives everyone a stack with the rule that everyone has to answer the ones they got. No trades. It ends up being a pick-me-up. For the most part.

A few of the letters are difficult ones. Hawkeye gets one that, in true Hawkeye fashion, twists him inside out. This kid writes how his older brother got hurt and an army doctor made him better, only to send him back to the war and this time he got killed. "I hate you all." (TV silliness alert: In real life, the teacher would've screened all the letters. No way would such a letter have gotten sent.)

He doesn't know what to say to this kid. He keeps starting and stopping, crumpling up pieces of paper, swearing and just tormenting himself. (Like he is wont to do.) He goes to see Father Mulcahy for some guidance. Father M reminds him that he doesn't take lives, he saves them. But Hawkeye correctly says that he fixes people up, only to send them back to be killed. Or to kill other people. It may not be directly his fault, but it's an ugly reality. 

MULCAHY: Do I need to remind you, you don't take lives. You save them.

HAWKEYE:  I'm also in weapons repair. I fix people up so they go out and get killed. Or kill other people.

I can't deny that. I can't live with it either.

That was Hawkeye, all the way through.

It's one of the reasons I love him so. I can never not love him.

* A saying of B.J.'s that I've adopted so thoroughly that I'd forgotten it wasn't original until I heard him say it in the prior episode. I don't have my own words. I just use everybody else's. (Which is a paraphrase of yet another quote, this time from Radar!)

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Mar. 26th, 2017 12:12 am
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M*A*S*H 8 X 19 Morale Victory

I've been watching some M*A*S*H eps on a site that sometimes works, sometimes not.

The dramatic side of this episode is one of the highlights of the series. Charles has been patting himself on the back after doing a remarkable procedure that saved a young soldier's leg. He injured his hand as well. But that didn't go as successfully as the leg. By an average person's standard, it wasn't a complete loss. He'd lose some movement/dexterity, but it would look more or less normal. Unfortunately, this poor kid is - was - a concert pianist. He couldn't care less about his leg. In his mind, without use of his hand, his career and his whole life are over. How can Charles possibly help this young man? It's a beautifully done storyline anchored by the performance of the always flawless, extraordinarily talented David Ogden Stiers. He's one of the most gifted actors in Hollywood. Too bad people seem to know it. 

It just struck me that he's the complete opposite of Charles in that regard! Charles is forever telling everyone how wonderful he is. (Whether they even want to hear it or not!) DOS has stayed mostly under the radar for decades. Oh, he's had a very successful career in a number of areas, including conducting music. (I didn't know that until just a few years ago!) But he was never a blockbuster sort of guy. He just did things brilliantly and went on his way.

But back to the episode. As to the funnier half of the storyline, everyone's crabby and down in the dumps. They are complaining about everything from the food to the repetition of the same few movies that are available. As usual, B.J. and Hawkeye are the biggest complainers of all. And since they set the tone for the whole camp, wise Colonel Potter appoints them... wait for it... Morale Officers. Hee!

Said in the oh-so-angry tone that we all know and love: 

I want to see everybody SMILING!

So these two clowns are trying to think up fun activities. They are failing miserably. Days are going by and not much is happening. People are feeling even worse now. As Col. Potter says, it's worse to expect something and be disappointed than not to have gotten your hopes up in the first place!

So what do our boys do? Why, promise everyone an unforgettable dinner party. The very next day. Of course! They publicly announce it, but don't give details so as to keep the surprise. As they walk out of the  Mess Tent:

B.J.: You don't have a thing in mind, do you?

Hawkeye: Even less than that.

It's just a short line, but the way they say it cracks me up, every single time.

Things like that are where I got my comedy timing. I just think in TV/movie dialogue rhythm!

As always, I am amazed at what this show was able to accomplish in less than 25 minutes.

Dept. of A Good Saturday

Mar. 25th, 2017 09:40 pm
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Today I Made Pumpkin Pie

And I successfully used up some leftovers in the fridge to make a decent fettuccine dish for supper. These are both successes. And I realized that something I thought I had to get done in three days was actually something I don't have to get done for 9 days. That's lagniappe. 

I also listened to a lot of Joe Hisaishi music. And now I'm going to bed, knowing I don't have to get up early in the morning. That's the best part. 

No, perhaps tomorrow will be the best part. 

state of the rp, march 2017

Mar. 25th, 2017 06:19 pm
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Well, a lot has sure changed.

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Title: Aim of Operation
Characters: Veronica/Logan
Wordcount: 2k
Summary: A Skype call spanning continents and seasoned with a dash of naked adoration.
Notes: #Alternate Universe — Characters Communicate

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Springing and Sprunging

Mar. 25th, 2017 09:53 pm
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The rose bush decided that spring was happening about six weeks ago. The rest of the garden has only just come to an agreement that maybe it is. In the course of a week the vine on the fence has woken up, over-run the japonica, bridged the alley, and is launching an assault on the garden on the other side of the alley. I should probably find the clippers and get out there to hack it back a bit.

Kheldar is also pretty sure that spring has sprung and he's going to spring right along with it. He's been bouncing in and out of the cat flap, pouncing on invisible enemies, chasing paperwork around the study, and then sleeping as hard as he can sleep because all that spring fever is hard work.

Now if I only could keep up with Kheldar...
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Okay, so I am ready to party! I hope y'all are having a great weekend! <3

wolf fic up at AO3, small kindnesses

Mar. 25th, 2017 05:43 pm
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So, my wolf fic, Proving the Worth of a Wolf is now posted at AO3, here's the link:


A few things I've done lately that I'm listing as kindnesses:

- I did not take the last available chair in the waiting room because there was a much older gentleman coming in directly behind me. He didn't seem like he wanted to take it either, but eventually, after a minute, he did sit down since the person he must have been there to see wasn't immediately available. Not that I had to wait long, as I got in maybe two minutes later. But I'd rather sit on the floor if I had to wait a long time than take a chair from a person who needed it more.

- My acupuncturist *loved* the gauntlets. She was very surprised and quite delighted with them. It made me feel very good. I haven't started yet on the next pair. With winter on the way out, even if I make them, I might just stockpile them to give out in the fall, when they would be more useful.

- I bought March for Science t-shirts for my mom and myself. I did this quite a few weeks ago, and they aren't yet in, but I'm looking forward to getting them.

- I gave up a good portion of my snowboarding afternoon so some others could go out riding in the afternoon

- I spoke to some children (using appropriate language) about some language I observed them using that was not appropriate. I don't like confrontation, even with kids, and these weren't my kids. Their parents weren't anywhere nearby. But I couldn't ignore the words. It was not just swear words. I wouldn't have cared if it was only that. I'm agitated by the whole incident, but I think overall that it was something that needed to be done. I'm listing it as a kindness because as far as I can tell (and perspective can be illuminating sometimes) it was the right thing to do.

Isn't she adorable?

Mar. 25th, 2017 04:43 pm
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Reneé Dominique

Wild Writing Meme

Mar. 25th, 2017 07:23 pm
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Gakked from [personal profile] lost_spook

Send me two characters or more (pairing or otherwise) and a prompt number and I’ll write a ficlet:

1. “Are you drunk?”
2. “You’re too young to hate the world.”
3. “I don’t want your pity, I want your absence.”
4. “We’re designed to be disposable.”
5. “There’s blood on my/your hands.”
6. “Could you be any louder?”
7. “I’ve never killed anyone before.”
8. “Your smile is not as bright as it used to be.”
9. “Don’t call me that!”
10. “Please don’t make me socialize.”
11. “Same time tomorrow?”
12. “I’ve been buying the wrong underwear.”
13. “How can anyone not be afraid of love?”
14. “You’re supposed to talk me out of this.”
15. “That was a perfect example of how not to do things.”
16. “If you want, we could go together?”
17. “I have contemplated becoming a hermit.”
18. “I’m alive… I can tell because of the pain.”
19. “Maybe you’re not thinking hard enough.”
20. “It’s 8:30, I have a hangover and you’re annoying me.”
21. “No one has a heart of stone.”
22. “Can I open my eyes yet?”
23. “So much for not getting involved.”
24. “I will if you will.”
25. “My nightmares are usually about losing you.”
26. “I didn’t intend to kiss you.”
28. “I didn’t lose it, I just misplaced it.”
29. “Prepare to be amazed.”
30. “I’m fine.”
32. “I’d ask you to stay but I don’t like you.”
33. “Something about you makes me want to commit extreme violence.”
34. “It’s not like I missed you or anything.”
36. “Everything was fine, until you showed up.”
37. “Can you just shut up for five minutes?”
38. “Never mind, the moment’s gone.”
40. “I believe you dropped this.”
41. “What are you doing in my house?”
43. “Why are you/we whispering?”
44. “If you really loved me there wouldn’t be a choice.“
45. “I think I made a mistake.”
46. “Shut up, I am a delight!”
47. “I can think of a million places I’d rather be right now.”
48. “Now, just hold on a minute...”
49. “It sounds like you’re trying to convince yourself.“
50. "Why does anyone have to be naked?”

I haven't done anything like this in years, so let's keep to fandoms I have written in; Doctor Who (Classic and New), Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Penny Dreadful, Sleepy Hollow (The Movie, not the TV show, The Historian/Dracula, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Versailles, Victoria, The Mummy, Agent Carter, Labyrinth, Angel/Buffy, Emily of New Moon, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and The Man in the High Castle

Random Doctor Who Pic

Mar. 25th, 2017 06:24 pm
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Sarah Jane maintains the Dr Who tradition of companions making dubious fashion choices.

I was first amused and then subsequently puzzled by the copyright notice under the picture. This is, after all, a publicity still created with the intention that it would be copied and published by other people.

At any rate, I'm assuming that at this point in the game I'm a) too small a fry a b) people distributing publicity images on the Internet is too common a thing for the BBC to come after me, but I suppose we shall see.

A Wild Writing Meme Appears...

Mar. 25th, 2017 05:29 pm
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My parents came and went (and sooner than expected! They told me they were going home Saturday and then I learned on Thursday evening they were going home in the morning! They forgot to tell me the bit where they changed their mind; honestly, what are parents coming to these days?) And now I am a little tired and probably have a bunch of other things to do (two fake shows, one mostly done, one started among various things), but hey, writing meme, plucked from the wilds of tumblr, because the other one like this worked well:

Send me two characters or more (pairing or otherwise) and a prompt number and I’ll write a ficlet:

Prompts under here )

As usual, no guarantees, but anything I know or have mentioned watching/reading/liking is fair game - I'll just say if I can't do it. (My interests and tags should be a guide.)

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Mar. 25th, 2017 09:41 am
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A couple of days ago, I found a fic I finished months ago and edited that before posting it to AO3. Huzzah! I've been in a fic writing slump forever it feels like, so I decided to ease my way into it through editing. But when I tried to actually write a fic, I only got a couple of sentences into it before I noped right out. Guess I still have a writer's block. :/

NPT nominations are fast approaching on April 5th to the 15th. Nominations will be through platonic or romantic (/ or &) relationships instead of characters. That means matching will be done through OR matching and not AND matching.


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