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cavgirl
02 August 2011 @ 07:42 pm
 What's become of the OWL archive (Online Wizarding Library)? Because all this talk about HP8 has me wanting to explore the fandom again and see what I've missed since I switched to BSG. I really liked OWL and there were a number of fics I was watching that weren't posted anywhere else from what I can see, so if the archive has gone to cyber-heaven I won't be a happy bunny. 
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cavgirl
 Woo hoo. Just had an email from Clarissa at GGBP to say they've received copies, so no doubt those who have pre-ordered will get those sooner rather than later. Mine are going in the post today. I'm so excited!!

Thanks to all the folk who commented/congratulated/squeed on my last post re: DT. 
 
 
cavgirl
21 July 2011 @ 02:10 am
 ...A Difficult Term for the Chalet School is printing now and Amazon (Amazon!) says it will be available from 2 August (that's more than GGBP themselves say). Am all squealy and flaily and excited now. Plus, pretty picture:



If you want to see a bigger version/more info, go HERE.

 
 
cavgirl
24 May 2011 @ 11:30 pm

Author: cavgirl 
Title: Crossed Lines
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: G
Characters/Pairing: Ten, River Song.
Spoilers: Silence in the Library/Forests of the Dead and End of Time.
Summary: Even in the afterlife, they manage to be out of sync.

Notes: I'm pretty sure I play fast and loose here with canon regarding regeneration, and the nature of digital-River's virtual world, but I couldn't resist this idea once it occurred to me! I hope it makes some kind of sense, even if it's not canon-sense. This is my first time writing for Doctor Who for a long time, and my first time writing River, so concrit/comments = much love. 

 

River Song has never considered herself domesticated...Collapse )

 

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cavgirl
23 May 2011 @ 10:43 pm
 Major eye-rolling in progress after watching Obama's attempts to prove he's Irish. Really, no. Just... no. I don't care if his grandmother/great grandmother/random other rellie was Irish - doesn't make him Irish. Then again, the people of Moneygall didn't seem to care, so why should I?

I was also enormously amused by the coverage of the Queen's visit to Dublin earlier this week. Especially Mary McAleese's 'wow'ing when the Queen began her speech in Irish. However it was the tone of the prose that was hilarious - so marvellously over the top, even though the Irish Daily Mail went out of its way to talk about 'the queen' rather than 'the Queen'. Rather pointless, that. 

Fellow UKers - survived the winds/rain? With the wind chill it really has been unseasonably cold - although it's rather odd to be blown away as you walk down the street WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING AND THE SKY IS BLUE!
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cavgirl
21 May 2011 @ 10:28 pm
 I'm now back just over a week after accompanying my friend to Mannheim 2011. She rides in Para-Dressage Grade 1A and there Was Fun. Of the kind where her (borrowed) horse landed us all in the German equivalent of A&E because of trying to run away from the trainer. Poor Penny ended up denuded of skin on her finger thanks to a hard plastic rein with awkward leather bits, and literally dripping blood. After waiting for an hour (this despite being told by the not-too-effective trainee doctors at the show that she needed to be seen within the hour or her her skin would die) a nurse finally appeared. And asked: 'What becomes of Bill?' (BSG folks should snicker, I know I did). Penny, bless her, probably hasn't a clue about BSG, but she'd pretty much had enough by that point and wasn't thinking clearly, so she blurted out: 'Bill's a BOY'S name!', apparently sounding hugely indignant. Whereat nurse departed and was heard telling colleage that Bill's a boy's name. They were, of course, talking about the bill/insurance, and we all laughed. A lot. Then when it was my friend's turn to ride in the team test her horse spooked, going from trot -> fast trot -> gallop ->jump over the arena fence in less time than it takes to write. Fortunately, everyone was fine, although my friend's chief worry was whether she fell off the bloody horse elegantly. Also fortunately, the team test is a warm up for her, as she doesn't technically have a team. She recovered for the championship and freestyle though, coming first for both (and the class). Some Austrian woman wanted to know what we'd done to the horse...

Plus, it was hot - a shade off 30 degrees, and the sun and I have a less than friendly relationship. Result: I end up with rash over hands, chest, neck, and face, and apparently my face became swollen as well. My temperature behaved oddly, too, although I didn't feel sick-high-tempish as such. Just miserable. And so tired! It's only over the past couple of days that I've really recovered, because I ended up working double tides as both carer and trainee groom/general dogsbody. It was brilliant though. I've never had the opportunity to have much to do with horses before, and now I'd like to keep it up. I wonder if I could get 1:1 riding lessons? Because group lessons are a FAIL with me as I can never hear what's being said and I object to the just-copy-everyone-else philosophy. I like to know.

And seriously. Am I the only person who thought tonight's ep of Doctor Who should have been called Doctor Who and the Cylons? Because the tub thing looked awfully like the tubs of goo in BSG, even to the pipes and the general emerging from goo-ness. The Confidential looked great too, before I was distracted by online tutoring and dogs. The S5/6 crowd are just simply adorable - with or without Alex Kingston. Yay for more River soon... Must finish those icons!
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cavgirl
23 April 2011 @ 09:04 pm






New iconage:
    

Old SJA iconage:
   

Feel free to steal!

I also have banners if anyone wants them - one is available through igoogle themes as 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' but it's not much good unless you have a 1376 wide screen.
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cavgirl
22 April 2011 @ 09:41 pm
 A little girl named Maysie (7) is running to raise money for cancer research. She's dedicating her run to Sarah Jane/Elisabeth Sladen. The link for sponsorship etc is here.

 
 
cavgirl
21 April 2011 @ 04:10 am
Author: cavgirl 
Title: The Final Farewell
Spoilers: All SJA, some Classic Who.
Characters/pairings: Eleven, Amy, SJS, Clyde, Rani, Luke, Maria. Clyde/Rani implied. 
Rating: PG
Warnings: Major Character Death
Summary: Sarah Jane is dead, but her team are determined to find a way to say their last goodbyes. 
Disclaimer: The Beeb.
Word Count: c. 8000 words.
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cavgirl
20 April 2011 @ 10:59 pm
 I'm crying again after reading more tributes to Elisabeth Sladen. See, marymac , this is your fault, pointing me in the direction of Tom Baker et al. And Game of Thrones is on and I'm not concentrating on that (although I did spot Cave Hill *g*).

Hmm, back to my sorta-kinda tribute fic then. And perhaps iconage. Although these activities are not really guaranteed to keep me tear free, but if ever there was a day when one can justify going on an SJS spree, this is it.