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Meredith Bronwen Mallory
21 October 2014 @ 08:59 pm
Just a quick post to celebrate the birthday of the ever-lovely and witty minttown1! I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with things you love-- you deserve nothing less. And I will personally beat up anyone who says otherwise. ^_~

I honestly started your present early this year, but part of it is on order and the other (woefully inadequate) painting isn't done yet. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it up this weekend, maybe even before then. (There's nothing like a good slew of Criminal Minds on the DVR to supplement a marathon painting session. Of course, then I want to doodle Will and Spencer having a slumber party and wearing fuzzy feetie pajamas. X_x''') In the interim, I have a small and hopefully amusing Abigail Hobbs sketch. Because I'm still not sure who I'm more pissed off about-- Abigail, or Beverly.

In the spirit of Halloween, Miss Hobbs is haunting someone who definitely deserves it, with all the anti-cannibal horrors you and I have discussed! ^_~

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I had fun doing the fingerless gloves and her 'little-red-ridding hood cloak'. She probably got the stag's-skull corset from the same place Hannibal and Chilton buy their decor. ^_~ I added goobers-- there are few people I can think of less physically and emotionally capable of eating goobers than Hannibal Lecter. (Lex Luthor? Erik Lehnsherr? Spock?) Just regular ink pen on steno paper, but I hope it gives you a laugh.


Emotional Temperature: gigglygiggly
The Band Plays:: "Happy"-- by Pharrell Williams
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Six days into training and-- at the risk of jinxing things-- I feel like I might be starting to get the hang of our more routine problems. Out of the six calls I got tonight (this past weekend was a big sale event, so today was extremely slow), I only had to transfer two of them to higher-ups. I was able to successfully solve things for the other four callers, which is not too bad, all things considered. Since we're in training, we're only on the phones for four of the eight working hours; luckily, its not four straight hours of phones, and then four straight hours of class. We sort of switch off two for two, which breaks things up and helps keep me from getting bored. (I'm not bored on the phones-- I'm bored when I'm waiting for the damn thing to beep. ^^ We're not allowed to do anything while we wait. I guess no one ever told them that watched phones don't ring? ^_~)

I managed to entertain myself by looking for interesting town names (Powder Springs GA! Far Rockaway NY! Incline Village NV! Yes, I suck.) and making a mental list of favorite characters. These are the fruits of my labors:Collapse )
Emotional Temperature: goodgood
The Band Plays:: "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby"-- by Counting Crows
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
28 December 2007 @ 08:33 pm
Whee, look at my shiny new Boomer/Athena mood theme! My brother gave me Battlestar Galactica: Razor for Christmas, and it reminded me of all the reasons why that show kicks so much ass. I was very dubious about Razor (the previews made it look like it took place solely during the first Cylon war), but after getting used to the bit of revisionist history re: Kendra's existence, it was actually very good. Very, very good. Plus, I laughed at young!Adama-- he looked like beefcake. Big slab-o-man-meat. (Insert MST3K comments here: "Grisle McThornbody! Chunk Fistmeat! Crud Bonemeal! Kirk Ironsides!") No wonder Saul is desperately in love with him. ^_~

Anyway, it's that time of year again. It's time for Meredith to showcase her oobsessive nature and record her fic-posting for the year 2007. It's frightening to me that I enjoy book-keeping. *sheepish*

2007: The Year of the Pig in FicsCollapse )
Emotional Temperature: lethargiclethargic
The Band Plays:: "In The Court of the Crimson King"-- by Dogwood
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
04 November 2007 @ 12:07 pm
Gacked from minttown1, because I've missed doing fun little memes like this:
a. Post a list of 13 TV shows you love (current or canceled);
b. Have your friends list guess your favorite character from each show;
c. When guessed bold the line and write a little bit about why you like that character.

Meredith's Top 13 TV Shows:
(in no particular order)
02.Buffy The Vampire Slayer
03.Forever Knight
04.Mystery Science Theater 3000
05.The 4400
06.Battlestar Galactica
07.Dr. Who (new series)
10.Stargate SG-1
12.Babylon 5
13.Red Dwarf

Correct Guesses...Collapse )

Speaking of television shows, does anyone else watch The Graham Norton Show on BBC America? I swear to god, he makes me laugh so hard I'm very afraid I'm going to hurt something. I can't take him in long doses (I usually only watch the first twenty minutes, depending on who the guests are), but I do love to listen to Mr. Norton dish and nance. Guilty pleasure.

I'm off to try and find my dining room table under all these piles of paperwork... you may never see me again. ^_~
Emotional Temperature: energeticenergetic
The Band Plays:: "Snow (Hey, Oh)"-- by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
31 October 2007 @ 08:59 pm
Here's hoping everyone has had a lovely (and lively!) Halloween! Working with children makes this holiday especially fun, since their excitement is contagious. There's something freeing and evocative about dressing in costume, to have a day/night to "come as you aren't". ^_^

I've been kind of MIA lately, and not for any clear reason. I tend to be wiped out after work, so I just come home and decompress by watching tv and drawing, or reading fanfic. My brother is traveling with the drumline on weekends, so I've been watching his girls, but that's pretty much it. For a while, I felt like Carol had flown the coop, but I have managed to write five pages of a Torchwood fic, and four more pages of "We Were The More Deceived" (The 4400).

Torchwood is my new fannish obsession. BBC America has finally started carrying it (last Saturday was Episode 1.09), and I've been completely seduced by the passionate, playful and still gut-wrenching glory that is Jack/Ianto. JACK/IANTO! I could have sworn I'd never ship Jack Harkness with anyone on a permanent basis (he's such a lovable man-whore), but there you go. And since I also 'ship Doctor/Rose, it all works out happily. I love the premise of Torchwood, and how willing the writers are to push the envelope. Good times! I've really lost interest in season three of Doctor Who (except the last few eps with Jack), but the Master is starting to draw me back in a little. He just enjoys being evil so much! He and Lex Luthor are villains that fully realize and acknowledge their evil, as a personal way of spiting their once intimate enemies. I like playful evil. ^_~ (Okay, so maybe I 'ship Doctor/Master a little, too... X_X;;;)

Nothing else to report really, save that I'm going to try and polish up some fic to post soon. I miss writing. ^__^

Hope you all have tons of candy and fun!
Emotional Temperature: calmcalm
The Band Plays:: "Give Me Novicaine"-- by Green Day
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
cut for spoilers, and blatant hatred of IsabelleCollapse )
Emotional Temperature: geekygeeky
The Band Plays:: "Heat of the Moment"-- by Asia
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
19 June 2007 @ 12:33 pm
The other day, just out of curiousity, I decided to figure out how much fan fiction I have stored on my computer:

Fanfiction Stored on Meredith's Computer:
Jack/Daniel (Stargate SG-1)-- 169 fics
Simon/Joe (Demon Under Glass)-- 3 fics
Nick/LaCroix (Forever Knight)-- 9 fics
Jim/Blair (Sentinel)-- 107 fics
Snape/Harry (Harry Potter)-- 91 fics
Spike/Xander (BtVS)-- 168 fics
Qui-Gon/Obiwan (The Phantom Menace)-- 12 fics
Clark/Lex (Smallville)-- 163 fics
Merry/Pippin (Lord of the Rings)-- 5 fics
Bruce/Dick (Batman)-- 64 fics
Harry/Peter (Spiderman)-- 2 fics
Tim/Kon (DC: Teen Titans)-- 24 fics
F/F Fics of Various Pairings: 168 fics

TOTAL: 975 fics

... I really don't think there's anything to add to that. Except possibly a plea for the number of a slash addict therapist. X_x;;/^_~
I should probably be ashamed. *wink*
Emotional Temperature: cheerfulcheerful
The Band Plays:: "Animal I Have Become"-- by Three Days Grace
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Hey-- I'm not sure how many people remember this, but I finally managed to finish another chapter of my DC/Smallville mixy-crossover-thing. ^_~ This chapter was a little difficult, because I wanted to keep things funny, and yet not short change some of the character interactions. Hopefully it's not as bad as I'm afraid it is. In any case, this chapter is definitely dedicated to arianstarr and blisstasteful. Ask and ye shall receive! ^___^

I will kiss your ring (or other appropriate accessory) if you give me feedback. Really. ^_~

Previous Chapters:
[Chapter One] [Chapter Two] [Chapter Three]

The Red Truck Affair 4/? (Clex, Tim/Kon, Bruce/Dick) [teens and up]Collapse )
Emotional Temperature: groggygroggy
The Band Plays:: "I'll Take You Down"-- by T.F.F.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
14 May 2007 @ 11:40 am
Monday again. Like a certain orange-and-black striped cat, I harbor an inherent suspicion against Mondays which seem, on the whole, to be almost invariably evil and to, at times, even beat up other days of the week and cut in line.
... Okay, so they don't really. But it seems like it! *sticks out tongue at Monday*

Only only two more weeks and then exams. That's three weeks only someone finally hands me my diploma. I can make it, right? Right?

Has anyone else had to read John Rawles Law of Peoples for a philosophy course? I need to commiserate regarding the intense evil of this book, and political philosophy in general. X_x;;;;

On the bright side, 28 Weeks Later is out. I can't wait to see it, even though I've heard tell that it's very gory. I can't imagine it's gory on the scale of the Hills Have Eyes remake, though, and as long as it doesn't reach that level, I'll be okay. And it's British!Zombies. Who could ask for anything more?
(Actually, I can-- the 9th Doctor and Rose, fighting British!Zombies. ^__^)

Also, word on the street is that Smallville's Lana Lang will [cut for spoilers and lana hate]Collapse )

Have a nice day, ladies! May your Mondays be relatively inoffensive, or at least easily defeated! ^_^
Emotional Temperature: quixoticquixotic
The Band Plays:: "Sugar Water"-- by Cibo Matto
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Significant events in the last week, in no particular order-- mostly because it's Friday, and Meredith's brain has forgotten what 'linear' means. ^_^

  • Saw Spiderman III last weekend. Definitely some dorky moments, and a few horrible scene choices, but there was the fact [spoiler], which was enough to make it awesome for meCollapse )
    (Is it just me, or is MJ a 'ho? Normally, I like Kirstin Dunst, but... no, Mary Jane inspires vague loathing from me. I guess she seems to me like one of those girls who is adored and venerated for no good reason. I mean, my god, this movie is the first time she actually made an attempt to save herself! I'll never hate her as much as Lana Lang-- words can not describe how much I hate Lana Lang-- but... yeah. Come to think of it, I wasn't impressed with Gwen either. Spiderman needs young female characters who don't suck.)
  • On the wall in the second floor bathroom in the English and Philosophy building, someone wrote now is the only thing that is real. To which someone else, in bold red pen, replied, yesterday was real, and we have the bruises to prove it. Bathroom grafiti is a really bizarre window into the collective subconcious.
  • My job at the library is working out very well-- it mostly consists of checking records to figure out which new books we haven't bought yet, and then purchasing them, usually in German or Greek. X_x;;; 'Academy' is not spelled with a 'k', I don't care what language you're speaking! ^_~ (Seriously, it's nice, almost soothing work.)
  • I just finished reading Peter Straub and Stephen King's The Black House (for the third time) and have moved on to Straub's lost boy lost girl. Straub without King is somewhat headache inducing. It's good... but choppy, somehow.
  • I have Margaret Atwood's new Tents (as Leigh pointed out, this is actually The Tent. ^^;;; I suck. Pay attention, Meredith!), but I am saving it for the weekend when I can really savor it.

Once more into the breech, my friends! ^_^
The Band Plays:: "Run Through the Jungle" by the Creedence Clearwater Revival