ravenela: (Uhura klingon)
Hubby and I have made it to season four of Enterprise. A few more episodes, and we'll have seen all the Trek.

(A quick summary for the new people - yay new people!: My husband and I spent the last year watching all the Star Trek, starting with the original series. If you're interested, you can follow along in my Star Trek tag.)

Just in case there are people who still haven't watched it )

I'll miss watching all the Trek and making jokes with my husband. What will happen to the Space Gigilo Club? How will hubby continue his running commentary about his made-up ship, the SS Kegger, and it's captain, Q McSpacebadass? I'm sure he'll find a way. He always does.
ravenela: (Redhead)
Well, will you look at that? It's been a week since my last post. Er, sorry. I have to start doing this on a schedule. In my defense, I made progress on my current draft. I will finish it this month, darn it.

In the meantime, let's talk about TV shows, specifically Game of Thrones and Enterprise.

You see, Hubby and I are going through some shows we've missed. For the past year, we watched all the Star Treks. Currently, we're on Enterprise. We're not going through it as fast, though.

Enterprise Rambling, up through mid-season three )

A few weeks ago, Hubby started reading A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. He's in the middle of book three right now. (I'm jealous of how fast he reads.) So, naturally, we rented seasons one and two of the show.

GOT Ramblings...please don't spoil me with season three )

Come, let's discuss in the comments!
ravenela: (Troi/Riker)
Here it is...the Star Trek babbling I promised you. You're very excited; I can tell. And if you're looking for an in-depth review, you won't find it here.

Movie ramblings... )

In other Trek news, hubby and I have made it to Enterprise...and we're not sure what to think.

First of all, what's up with the power ballad theme song?

Moving on, it makes for an interesting prequel, but it feels...angstier. I wasn't sure about Hoshi, what with the whining in the beginning, but she's growing on me. Tripp and T'Pol continue to grate, but I'm willing to give them time to mellow.

Love the doctor on this one (and it's not only because hubby and I met him in person. In fact, hubby held his arm so his wife could spray him with cologne. It was a weird panel.)

I think we have two seasons left on this one. Please tell me the dog makes it out alive.


I've also signed up for another month of #WriteMotivation. This month, my goals are:

1) Complete at least four chapters of the WHITE SPIRIT revision.

2) Work on it every day.

3) Start researching trolls for my YA, MAYBERRY WITH MONSTERS (working title).

Let's do this!


Also, I finished up my Summer Reading series of posts on Friday. If you missed any of the authors, here's a comprehensive list:

Alexandra Christian, paranormal erotic romance
Zillah Anderson, young adult
Berengaria Brown, m/m romance
Selah Janel, horror and urban fantasy
Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks, paranormal erotic romance
Tyffani Clark Kemp, urban fantasy and paranormal romance
ravenela: (Troi/Riker)
Lots of changes and new adventures in the air!

* The Bearded One and I will be seeing Star Trek Into Darkness tomorrow. Don't tell me anything. Not one spoiler.

* I start my new job on Sunday. Still a library assistant, but this time I'll be permanent and working at a regional branch. Next stop...librarian. I can feel it.

* Been reading YA lately. Finished Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger and am now plowing through The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar. One is about sylphs and the other is about a genie. I'm in my happy place right now.

* The Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast last night. They can be summed up best as....you can't leave me hanging like that! Do you know how long summer is? Gah!

* Saw Iron Man 3 last weekend. Dude! Duuuuuuuuude! Incredible! Absolutely incredible!

So, what season finales and movies have made you squee? What adventures are you having this weekend?
ravenela: (Troi/Riker)
If you've been following along, my husband and I have been watching all the Star Trek canon. Neither one of us had ever seen it before so we started at the beginning. Previous commentary can be found here, here, here, and here, if you're interested.

At this point we're into season six of Voyager, and I think I've found my absolute favorite Trek character - Seven of Nine.

I don't know what fandom thought of her during the initial run of the show, and I'm not sure I care. I absolutely love her. She's smart, tough, and isn't the best at social situations. I don't think I've found a better character to identify with.

I'm socially awkward myself. When you first meet me, I have a tendency to chuckle after every sentence and desperately try to fill silences. My brother is the social one, not me. Seven has shown me that it's okay not to be smooth in social situations.

Seven is simply who she is and she makes no apologies for it. She doesn't see the point in being like everyone else, and that's how she expresses her individuality.

I've enjoyed watching her grow and change. I think that had a lot to do with Jeri Ryan. A lesser actress wouldn't have been able to pull off this character so well.

So, even though I loved and miss Kes, I'm enjoying Seven of Nine. I'm curious to see where the last season takes her, and I hope she doesn't die on me. Shows like this tend to kill off my favorites or not give them a happy ending.

No spoilers, please.
ravenela: (McKenna/Tristan - original story)
The beta readers have all reported back to me, and I'm almost done with my own notes. And then the real work begins.

I think I'm going to open a new, blank document and copy the story word for word. This will give me a chance to really look at the structure of each sentence and each scene.

My betas' comments gave me a lot to think about, but none of the changes are out of my reach. It's going to take some rethinking and reworking; however, WHITE SPIRIT will be a better book for it.

Also, I've been keeping up with my TV watching.

Now that I have a new schedule at work, I can watch Arrow in real time. But I was a little confused after last night's episode so I might need to catch up on some that I missed.

I also have a lot to say about ST:Voyager and my new-found love for Seven of Nine, but that's for a later post. Stay tuned!
ravenela: (Troi/Riker)
Good morning, everyone! After yesterday's sad post, let's have a happy one. After all, it is Friday so it's time to think of the good things in life.

Star Trek ramblings...featuring DS9 and Voyager...you can skip if you're not interested... )

I also caught up on Arrow this week. So, so good. And Smash is back on my TV. A show about Broadway and the theater? Yes, please. Who else watches it?

Meanwhile, in real life news, my library manager said he was happy to keep me around. Made me feel good.

Also, I'm giving Twitter another try. I'm AmyRav if you want to look for me. What's your Twitter name so I can find you?

All right, what's making you happy this week?


Jan. 30th, 2013 11:49 am
ravenela: (Redhead)
I always like these kinds of memes.

-Comment with "Winter is Coming"
-I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
-Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
-Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions. (If you want. Totally optional.)

[personal profile] ignipes asked me:

1. Do you like to cook?

No. In fact, all I know how to make is spaghetti and Hamburger Helper. And those Velveeta meals. The Bearded One takes care of most of the cooking duties.

2. How did you get into writing and when did you decide to become serious about it? (Two questions! I know! I'm cheating!)

I started writing when I was a little girl. I had notebooks filled with short little stories, and then I moved up to chapter stories when I was about nine. I decided to become serious about it a few years ago after my cancer scare. I turned thirty and realized I hadn't even tried to get published.

3. What do you love about being a librarian?

Matching a person with a book they love. I haven't become an expert at it yet, but I'm working on it.

4. What's your favorite kind of vacation reading?

The kind of books I always read - sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and YA.

5. If you were a crew member on a spaceship (Star Trek canon or whatever, anything), what position would you have?

I'd probably be an archivist or manning the ship's library. Surely they have one, right? I'd be the one they'd go to for sensitive computer documents. :)
ravenela: (Troi/Riker)
Last night, I was relaxing on my couch and watching ST:DS9 with The Bearded One as we do on a Sunday night. And then something happened at the end of season six.

Again, not sure you'd need spoiler warnings for a show from the late nineties, but you never know... )

Why didn't anyone warn me? Just in case... )
ravenela: (Troi/Riker)
The Bearded One (my husband) and I have been making our way through all the Star Trek canon. If you haven't been playing along, we're up to season five of Deep Space 9 now.

A Few Random Thoughts )

I don't know if I need to put thoughts about an old TV show behind a cut, but you never know.

And the rewatch continues...
ravenela: (Planet - created by angelsgracie)
Since most of my shows were on a break this summer, my husband and I decided to finally start watching Star Trek. We saw the new movie when it came out in theaters, and we both loved it, but neither one of us had ever seen the original series.

Thanks to Netflix, we've now seen all three seasons.

Some things of note:

*Uhura and Chapel are my favorite characters. Two totally badass woman in a time when there weren't many badass female characters. They held their own with the boys beautifully.

*Hubby decided that Captain Kirk is the president of the Space Gigolo Club. Their motto: Repopulate the universe with your own seed. We've been having too much fun making up rules for this club.

*Seriously, though, I like how Spock and Kirk worked together. You could see the friendship.

*I now understand things from the movie I didn't get before.

All in all, we loved it. So we're moving forward to Star Trek: TNG (I'm now a Riker/Troi and Crusher/Picard 'shipper. Who didn't see that coming?).


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