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Maggie (vaders_ghost)
21 September 2010 @ 06:28 pm
If you are interested in the new Hawaii Five-0 series that premiered last night on CBS, come join the community I co-maintain!

new_hawaiifive0
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
I always like new friends, love meeting new people from other states and other countries. BUT...if you speak and write in Russian which I can't read, it's going to be pretty impossible for us to communicate, therefore there's not a lot of reason for us to friend each other. It takes too long for me to try to translate something. I wish I spoke or read another language but I don't, only English. The reason I'm posting this is I've gotten several friend requests lately but all the peoples' journals are in Russian and I don't know what they're saying.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
06 July 2010 @ 11:06 pm
If you're a fan of Peter V. Brett's Demon Trilogy which includes The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, check out this new community:

demon_trilogy
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
Although I had intended to wait until next week, I managed to maneuver events this afternoon in such a way that I found myself headed to the local theater for the 4:15 Eclipse showing. Armed with a too sweet Dr. Thunder, nachos with extra peppers, and a big box of Milk Duds, I sat back in my seat and thoroughly enjoyed the next two hours. Yeah, I can't help it, I'm an Edward fan. Jacob can take his shirt off all day long and I'm sorry I'm just not impressed with someone who thinks so much of himself. Bella...she had a little more life to her than in the previous films but she still gets on my nerves in a big way. Love Alice, Jasper, Carlisle, Rosalie, & Emmett. Don't know what happened to Esme, she just was kind of there & that's it. Great Victoria and the new guy Riley. Did not miss Bella's friends being absent through most of the movie. Got a kick out of Charlie, he never changes.

So now we wait how long? Did I hear Nov. 2011? Oh well, something to pine over. The Narnia preview looked good as did the Harry Potter. I miss having a new Harry Potter book to look forward to.

Did anybody watch Supernatural tonight? I was pleasantly surprised to find it was one I had missed seeing somehow, must've been on one of the kids basketball or football game nights or something. I liked the interaction between Bobby & Dean. "Idgit." I don't know who the old guy was who played Dean but he did pretty good.:)
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
02 July 2010 @ 11:02 pm
What movie have you seen the most times in your life? How many times have you seen it? Will you ever grow tired of it?

It would be one of theStar Wars movies, probably either A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back. I have no idea how many times but definitely a lot. And yes, I will probably watch them both again. They make me happy.:)
 
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
02 July 2010 @ 12:44 am
I've been reading the latest book by Elizabeth Peters, an Amelia Peabody mystery though the character of Ramses has slowly become my favorite over the years. Finally finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird last night, wish I had the old movie to watch, maybe the library has it.

I need to go to bed, just one of those nights where my body is tired but my mind is still racing along too fast, wish it had a switch sometimes.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
01 July 2010 @ 06:42 pm
How do you feel about the upcoming Twilight film? Are you a fan or a critical bystander?

I'm most definitely a fan though I wish they'd stuck a little bit more closely to the books. I didn't see it the opening night but will when the crowds thin a bit. I've heard nothing but good about it from friends and acquantances, they describe it as being even better than the two other movies.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
01 July 2010 @ 12:00 am
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
29 June 2010 @ 12:31 am
What would you do with an army of minions who would do whatever you tell them?

I would have them follow all the nasty, mean-spirited cold-hearted people of this world and give them a dose of their own medicine.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
28 June 2010 @ 11:39 pm
I finally got around to coloring my hair again. I was looking fairly ridiculous with a wide band of graying hair showing. Some people look good with gray hair. I just look old, I swear it magnifies the wrinkles and washes the color out of my face.

I've been moving around the house all evening, trying to find a quiet spot to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird and get away from the argumentative children. I love this book but it's to be read slowly and with pauses so the reader can get the full effect of it. So many things about it are eerily familiar from my own childhood, especially from when I was very small. The way people talked and thought about things then.

I should be going to bed, haven't slept very well in a while. But I have a sense of the days passing by too quickly and there are things I should be doing, things I should have already done. Maybe that's why I can't sleep well.
 
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
28 June 2010 @ 12:22 am
What is the best science fiction movie of all time, and why?

Well, now that would have been the original Star Wars, later renamed A New Hope. I'm old enough that I can remember that magical summer of 1977. It changed my view of things completely and life was never quite the same.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
22 June 2010 @ 01:18 pm
Went to see Toy Story 3 yesterday with a friend. I really loved it, hadn't laughed so much in a long time. Loved the grown up Andy and the peas in a pod.:)
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
21 June 2010 @ 09:40 am
So the AC unit is backing water up in the closet and now the carpet in the bedroom and wood floor in the hallway are in danger of getting screwed up which I most definitely can't afford to happen. Have to get someone here to look at it, been almost 100 every day already. Every damn summer something is messed up with the AC and it's suppose to be one of the good kind.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
21 June 2010 @ 01:23 am
I know that SOMEWHERE at LJ there is a person or a community that has icons of Benicio del Toro from The Wolfman remake.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
20 June 2010 @ 07:57 pm
What is your fondest childhood memory of your father or grandfather?

I remember my father reading to me and how he always smelled like snuff. The only grandfather I remember was not very friendly. He gave me a paperback book one time. The only time he actually picked out something specifically for me.
 
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
Sooo...I did manage to remember that Supernatural is on Friday nights now. As a result I actually saw the last 20 minutes of Smallville. What the heck happened to Oliver? And Clark, who I never thought much of, has finally grown into his pants and became interesting. But back to Supernatural. So was there a reason for the Friday switch for Supernatural? I've found that most shows don't do well on Friday nights. Which I know they keep saying Season 6 will be the last but that's still no reason to stick it in no man's land.

I would really like to watch the new Wolfman movie but am afraid it will be a big disappointment. I haven't really heard anything bad about it but haven't heard much good either. But either way, I've no one to watch it with, therefore I will not watch it tonight. My Friday night will apparently be spent sleeping or reading. Not the most exciting of lives but for now very comforting now that William is gone. I'll have to tell you about William sometime but alas it is a sad story.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
Title: Following a Dream
Author: vaders_ghost
Fandom: Star Wars
Characters: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader
Rating: Rated PG
Disclaimers: This is a work of fanfiction, I do not own or claim these characters.

Following a DreamCollapse )
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
12 June 2010 @ 11:20 pm
I have finally succumbed (that word doesn't look like it's spelled right...) to the Facebook frenzy. I have found that now that I've friended a gazillion people related, schoolmates, neighbors, etc. that I can post some boring comment every couple of days and IT COUNTS AS BEING SOCIALBLE! *claps hands* I no longer get the evil eye or hateful phone message from people. They actuallty think I'm friendly and NORMAL now!
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
Am I the only one on the planet who hasn't watched Glee yet? I'm serious with that question. Four people...four this past week have asked me if I watch it. I feel I'm missing something very important while I've been distracted by surfing through the History Channel and then getting sidetracked by things such as MonsterQuest and Swamp Loggers

And no more William. No more ugly feet with too long toenails that scrape against the sheets. No more farting on the couch. No more of his never ending telling me and everybody else in the world what he thinks we should do because of course he knows best. RIP.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
10 June 2010 @ 06:55 pm
 
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
24 May 2010 @ 11:05 pm
Lost, you sucketh big time. You were once a favorite but now I hardly know you. It will take a greater and sicker mind than mine to unravel your complexities. I wish you well in rerun heaven. Perhaps one day someone will explain what happened to you.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
03 April 2010 @ 03:44 pm
Run away, run away while you can...you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man. Hmmmm...that's not quite right is it. And something's wrong with my keyboard, my caps won't always make caps, or perhaps I should say my shift won't always make caps, and that is very irritating to a person like me. I keep having to go back and correct them or edit a post because I can't bear for things to be that way. I'm sure there is a nice long name for my little problem. I assure you my English is far from perfect but I find myself correcting people's grammar, both spoken and written. I try to be as silent as possible about it. But really it is irritating when someone who's suppose to be in the know, like a teacher or professor, can't tell the difference between THEIR and THERE. Right now I am stressing over the miniscule detail of whether the gingerbread man should be capitalized.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
14 February 2010 @ 09:06 am
Valentine's Day is really kind of depressing when you have no one to spend it with.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
12 February 2010 @ 07:46 pm
*SPOILERS* Okay, was anyone besides me completely grossed out by last night's Supernatural episode? The couple who ate each other to death, saggy titties Cupid, and Sammy with blood drying on his chin...my stomach can't take any more of this. The only bright spot was Dean. The end broke my heart with him pleading for help. And what, we have to wait a MONTH for the next episode? So do they think fans don't watch their shows his time of the year or what?

Watched Vampire Diaries too. Like the villain Damon's chemistry...and eyes, my God the man has beautiful eyes...better than the hero's. Same goes for the girls though I have to admit that Elena's no shrinking Bella. I hate getting attached to another show...

And I thoroughly dislike being cold. I have always been hot-natured, rarely wearing a jacket, much less a heavy coat even in the winter. I HAVE BEEN FREEZING all winter, down to my bones freezing. And now I know what older people mean when they talk about their bones aching cause my right wrist and hand hurt all the time now. Yesterday I couldn't lift my right arm to no more than halfway to shoulder level. I almost laughed at myself. Back to the dreaded exercises cause I sure as hell can't afford the hand surgery which is what everything's stemming from.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
26 January 2009 @ 10:13 pm
I snagged this from ladylupinmalfoy's journal, a meme about TV shows:

1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italicize the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Post your answers.

The list is here...Collapse )
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Maggie (vaders_ghost)
25 January 2009 @ 10:44 pm
I've been reading fanfiction and looking at pretty pictures of the BBC series, Merlin. I know that NBC acquired the rights to show it but I can't find out when it'll actually be shown here. Does anybody know?
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Current Mood: confusedconfused
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
19 January 2009 @ 10:58 am
It's the last day in office for George Bush. There's been a lot of talk in the media lately about Bush's legacy. What do you think he will be most remembered for?


Unfortunately, he'll mostly be remember for the war in Iraq which will always overshadow anything good he tried to accomplish. He's blamed for a lot of things.
 
 
Current Mood: crankycranky
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
Today was certainly a long and uncomfortable day. You know, I think I may have mentioned in some past post that I'd determined that I lack in social skills. Add to that a seemingly skewed vision of people and the world. It adds up to good old Maggie never really getting along with anybody and always feeling a little uncomfortable in her own skin. Well, I said all of that just so I could say that today was one of those days it was all more noticeable, at least to me, and I felt stressed trying to be the person I felt I ought to be.

I attended services this morning, smiling and greeting appropriately. The pastor was interesting, bless his little heart. He really is a kind person. I came home to a broken water pipe which had made a lovely little stream through the back yard. I did count myself lucky that it didn't happen at night or on a workday. A dear, kindly relative came over, assessed the situation, quickly got necessary parts, and had it fixed in no time. He's a lifesaver and did the whole thing with a wonderful attitude, wanted no pay or anything. I had cooked while he was working though and fed him and sent another big plate home with him. If I'd had to wait until the estranged...yes, I said estranged, don't you love that word?...husband got around to repairing it, I'd be bathing at my mother's for a week.

Trying to convince myself that I wasn't in a funky mindset, I even invited the sister-I-usually-clash-opinions-with over to eat since I'd made enough for an army. I was good and we managed to visit without getting on each other's nerves too bad. I guess I was just testing myself though I don't know why I felt I had to. I thought of visiting mother but I thought that might be pushing things beyond my current capabilities.

All week I've been trying to write but wasn't getting anywhere. I finally sat down with an old notebook and pen and wrote, realizing how long it had been since I'd done that. My hand didn't cooperate too well. I'd been diagnosed with carpal tunnel a few years ago but managed to dodge surgery by wearing a brace at night and then when I switched jobs that helped a lot. But I found out today that writing longhand isn't an option for me anymore, it became painful after about 15-20 minutes, which is a shame because the ideas were flowing kind of nicely and I like watching the ink appearing on the blue lines. And no, I wasn't writing more of my Vader-Luke story but attempting an idea about Dean and Sam.
 
 
Current Mood: weirdweird
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
Today seemed to go on forever but then ended with few accomplishments. I had to attend a basketball game in an old gym with narrow wooden bleachers. My behind hurts. My husband declined to attend and made himself scarce elsewhere. Can you hear what I'm thinking about him? I hope not. If I could afford it, I'd trade him in on a newer model.

I did make it home in time to watch The Clone Wars which went a long way in perking up my mood. Anakin was suitably pitiful after his injuries. And...exactly what were his injuries suppose to be? Did he hit his head? Have internal injuries? Broken bones? Nothing seems to fit. Aayla of the waist-that-is-so-very-out-of-proportion-to-her-boobs-and-hips was okay but I didn't feel like I learned much new about her like I did Unduli and Plo Koon when they were featured. I'm a little tred of Ahsoka, it's not that I don't like her, it's that I'd rather see some of the other characters more. She gets way more airtime than Obi-Wan or Padme or the other Jedi. Don't you love the clones though! Rex and Bly were great.

I dosed through Battlestar Galactica and couldn't tell you the first thing about what happened except that Adama didn't look so good and I think he made a big speech.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
Tonight's Supernatural was kind of toned down. The first half hour I must acknowledge that I almost nodded off, something that has NEVER happened during a new episode. Somebody borrowed the plotline from about a dozen movies I can think of including doing away with the family pet, and made very little attempt to convert it to Supernatural-greatness.

*SPOILERS for CSI* Whoever the kind person is who decided to reunite Grissom and Sara at the end of tonight's show...I love you with all of my fangirly heart.

 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
 
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
14 January 2009 @ 12:32 pm
What fictional high school—from tv, film, or a book—would you most like to attend? Or would you rather never go near high school again, fictional or otherwise?


Hogwarts, of course! Why would you go anywhere else.:)
 
 
Current Mood: rushedrushed
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
11 January 2009 @ 05:29 pm
The eternal breakfast dilemma: Sweet or savory?


It would have to be savory, I've never really been big on sweets in the morning. An occasional cinnamon roll makes me sleepy all morning.:)
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
I didn't realize the release date for the new Fate of the Jedi nine-book series was so near, on March 24, 2009. The first book's called Outcast and is written by Aaron Allston. It's set two years after the horrible conclusion to the Legacy of the Force series. Troy Denning and Christie Golden (don't know her) write some of the books in the new series too.

The jacket text can be found at StarWars.com.

Here's the front and back cover of Fate of the Jedi: Outcast:

 
 
Current Mood: groggygroggy
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
09 January 2009 @ 11:46 pm
I found this survey/meme in katydidnt98's journal:

Bold = I've done it
Italic = I've sort of done it

Click here for the survey/meme...Collapse )

Well...you can certainly tell that I've never traveled much. Some of the things I don't care one way or another about but I do wish I'd seen more of the world than I have.
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Current Mood: calmcalm
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
09 January 2009 @ 06:35 pm
When times are tough or you're feeling down, what's the one food you can count on to make you feel better?


Grilled salmon, highly seasoned.
A stuffed potato with everything.
Broccoli with cheese sauce.
A big glass of Dr. Pepper that's cold without ice.

It's probably a billion calories but the world always looks like a better place afterwards.:)
 
 
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
06 January 2009 @ 12:23 pm
What is the one question you've always wanted someone to ask you?


Can I give you this spare billion I have just lying around?
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
05 January 2009 @ 06:30 am
It's National Bird Day in the U.S. Do you think it's cruel to keep birds in cage where they can't fly freely or flock with others of their kind?


It depends on what type of bird and if it's been bred in captivity to start with. I don't see anything wrong with someone having a pet bird as long as they're responsible for it and make sure it has what it needs just as they would any other pet.
 
 
Current Mood: calmcalm
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
04 January 2009 @ 07:37 am
I've been up since about 6:00, enjoying the quiet. I didn't rest well during the first part of the night, had to get up about 1 AM to close the front gate since someone in a VERY noisy old truck kept using our driveway as a turnaround point. That truck plus two other had been up and down the road for two hours before that, pausing to talk right in front of our place. Just teens running around I'm sure, but still very aggravating and usually it wouldn't bug me too bad except for the extreme loudness of the one truck. But then I was upset when they started backing up into our driveway, revving up, and then pulling back out and roaring down the road. I couldn't see the license plates or I would have called it in and started to anyway but my confidence in our sheriff is kind of at a low right now. So I shut the gate and turned on all the outside front lights to give the idiots a hint that "Wow, people live here and maybe it's not OK for us to use their driveway!" and they stopped coming by.

Now I'm sitting here looking at the disaster that is the computer room as we call it now. Originally it was a dining room that was little used, then the desktop computer got put in here and then one of the pianos and it's turned into a catchall room and looks horrible. And, of course, every time someone comes by they seem to be automatically drawn to poke their heads in and look around. I'm considering actually cleaning it up after we get back from services this morning if I can figure out where to put all those items that can't be thrown away.

I'm still reading on Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor which I found when I bought groceries Friday. It started out wonderfully but then bogged down with too many details towards the middle when I just wanted to read about Luke. Lord Shadowspawn is really not how I thought he'd be but then he did kind of look ridiculous on the back cover.
 
 
Current Mood: groggygroggy
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
01 January 2009 @ 12:18 pm
A lot of resolutions, from the mundane to the truly ambitious, are being made today. What are your New Year's resolutions? Do you think you're likely to stick to them past the month of January?


I didn't really make much of a list this year. Mainly I've just decided I'm going to be happy no matter what craziness surrounds me. Too often I've let others dictate whether I was happy or not and I've finally had enough of that.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
I'm reading Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Wild Space. I probably could have finished it early this morning when it's usually quiet but husband picked today to be under my feet and took forever to leave for work. Then I had errands to run and children to drop off and then pick up and then lunch to fix, blah, blah, blah. I highly recommend it to any fan interested in the new series. BUT...I also recommend it to any fans of Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, and Obi-Wan Kenobi because the first three chapters are about what happened immediately after Attack of the Clones. There's a lot revealed about Obi-Wan's and Padme's actions and emotions concerning Anakin at that time, giving us a better understanding of the characters. The author, Karen Miller, does an excellent job in writing about it. Then starting with Chapter 4, it's about Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka, with some Palpatine and Yoda thrown in, during the period of time that is part of The Clone Wars series. The book is a trade paperback and I had a hard time finding it at the big bookstore, I had to ask for it and they pulled it out from somewhere, I think I payed $12 for it.
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
 
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
30 December 2008 @ 10:07 pm
I found this movie meme in one of luthienberen's posts:

THE RULES:

Bold movies you have watched and liked.
Turn red movies you have watched and loved.
Italicize movies you saw and didn’t like.
Leave as is movies you haven’t seen.

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I was surprised that there were so many that I haven't even seen.
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Current Mood: tiredtired
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
30 December 2008 @ 09:57 am
As the holiday season draws to a close, you might be feeling a little strapped for cash. Would you ever consider selling one of your organs (bodily organs, that is) if you really needed the money?


Who picks these questions?

No, I would not sell one of my organs for cash. There's not much you can do without, a kidney maybe, while still living healthy anyway. Besides, what if a family member needed it one day? Oops, sorry, I sold that piece years ago cause I spent all my money on Christmas.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
Well, I was up fairly early this morning having not slept very well. I developed a mild earache about halfway through the night and discovered I was out of ibuprofen and had to take excedrin which usually has the side effect of making my ears ring worse than they normally do. The earache's subsided now but I'm left with a fuzzy headed feeling.

I've been alternating between doing the laundry and watching reruns of Burn Notice. They're playing on USA until 4 PM. I love this show, the characters all have a certain amount of weirdness. The first time I saw Jeffrey Donovan I thought he was ugly, I didn't like his mouth and teeth, but he won me over quickly. Gabrielle Anwar alternates from being very beautiful to looking like she's on the verge of starvation, I get distracted counting the bones visible in the top of her chest. I just saw her on a TV movie, last week I think. I can't think of the name of it but she finds out her son is alive after believing he and his father had died when the boy was young. The father had actually faked their deaths and hidden from her so she wouldn't get custody when they divorced. It wasn't bad until the end when all of a sudden Mom and Dad were okay with each other. If someone had stolen my child and made me think he was dead, I wouldn't be getting over that quite as easy as she did, very unrealistic.

Then in passing on his way to work my husband said something about earthquakes in Yellowstone and the world coming to an end (he's like that, he's a very gloomy person who's always blaming somebody else, usually the government, for everything and saying "they" will get payed back by some natural disaster, ignoring the fact that it will greatly impact his own life if the worst ever does happen) so I had to come and look that up. I saw something not too long ago about Yellowstone, one of those "what if" things about the horrors that would happen should it ever erupt again. Plus, I recently read C.J. Box's recent Joe Pickett story and it was set at Yellowstone and a lot of background info about it was given. It's a little scary if you think about it too hard. Anyway, there's been over 250 small quakes there the past few days, more than the usual amount. Even the scientists are saying that though small quakes aren't unusual, this many in something like a three day period are. If you're interested or just want to worry yourself, you can read about it here:

Scientists Eye Swarm of Yellowstone Quakes
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
29 December 2008 @ 11:57 am
Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, you've probably experienced something that you couldn't explain. What was it?


Mostly just the deja vu thing. There have been several times when I know I'm doing/saying something I've already done/said. I'm not talking about the usual everyday things. And there are a couple of places that I was around a lot when I was growing up that I know I was being watched when I went there, even though there's nobody around.

But no visible ghosts or boogeymen or furniture moving.:)
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
*Very, very mild SPOILERS*

We've just finished watching The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Or I should clarify that to say that I just finished it, everyone else fell asleep about halfway through. I'd heard a lot of bad reviews about the movie but still found it to be entertaining, perhaps not as special as the original but then not many sequels are. My biggest problem was the recast of Evie. Rachel Weisz will always be Evie to me but for some reason she couldn't be in this one and she was replaced by Maria Bello who was Johnny Depp's wife in Secret Window. It was like watching a totally different character. Luke Ford was okay as the grown-up son Alex even though Brendan Fraser doesn't look old enough to be his dad, he's 40 but doesn't look it. The biggest treat though was watching Jet Li as the Emperor. He looked good in his Emperor clothes.
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Current Mood: sleepysleepy
 
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
28 December 2008 @ 11:08 am
Where has the morning gone? Usually I'm halfway through my day be now but every time I get still I nod off. I suppose the busy Christmas week has finally caught up with me. We skipped services and I feel mildly guilty. I'm sure a lot of people will be absent what with traveling or having company. We were actually suppose to have the later but plans were canceled at the last moment and I'm disappointed that I won't see them but relieved that I won't have to do all the things I usually do when visitors are here. My husband left for work out of town for 4 or 5 days, I've already caught myself talking to him a couple of times, forgetting he's not here.

I've been trying to read Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe since it's one of those "important" books on my list of important books I've never read, plus I want to see if there is any similarity (besides man plus Friday plus island) to the current Crusoe television series that I like though I highly doubt it is besides maybe the bare bones of it. I'm forcing myself to read slowly so as not to miss anything and I'm finding it difficult to concentrate on it. Do you know it was first written in 1719? That's mind-bloggling. The book I'm reading was published in 1946 and so far I can't find out if it is exactly the same as the original. The story is written as if it were a true story but was actually based on other incidences that had happened that the author knew about as well as possibly another book published earlier. It was a sensation at the time but then there was a limited amount of reading material at hand then. It must have been like the first taste of chocolate to readers.

My internet connection is agonizingly slow today, something I thought I would not have to suffer through with wireless but apparently nothing's perfect, especially living out in nowhere land as we do. Actually I shouldn't call it that, nowhere land makes it sound desolate but it's not, I use the words to describe us being kind of off the beaten path and not close to a large city. But good connections to anything are sometimes iffy here.
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
Title: Sands of Destiny, Chapter 6
Fandom: Star Wars AU
Author: vaders_ghost
Characters: Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Owen Lars, Beru Lars
Time Frame: A few years after Revenge of the Sith.
Ratings: Rated G
Warnings: None
Word Count: about 2070
Summary: An alternate universe story in which Anakin/Vader knows Luke is alive and living with Owen and Beru Lars.

Sands of Destiny, Chapter 6Collapse )

Sands of Destiny, Chapter 1

Sands of Destiny, Chapter 2

Sands of Destiny, Chapter 3

Sands of Destiny, Chapter 4

Sands of Destiny, Chapter 5
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
25 December 2008 @ 12:36 pm
It's been a busy morning but I wanted to take a break and wish everyone on my friends list a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or however you celebrate it! I hope your day is peaceful and kind and you got something you wished for.:)

We already did part of our celebrating yesterday with part of the family and will do more this afternoon. I have one group coming Sunday and another Tuesday or Wednesday. I sent of a few Christmas cards yesterday, I didn't go all out on them this year, just couldn't afford to. Usually I have family photos made into cards and particular sayings on them but I just couldn't do it this year. Partly I was just lacking any time, we've been so busy at work and then always somewhere to be for the children in the evenings. Then, of course, over the weekend I came down with the obligatory cold/virus that responded to nothing contained in my medicine cabinet.

I haven't even thought about what I want to happen in 2009. I'll just keep on doing what needs to be done. We do know that my husband is likely facing surgery, probably in mid March. I'd like to write a lot more but know there still won't be much time. I'll just make it up as I go along.

Have a wonderful day!
 
 
Maggie (vaders_ghost)
24 December 2008 @ 03:45 pm
I just read at buzzwire's journal that Moonlight is going to be rerunning soon on the Sci-Fi Channel, good news for us fans. And it'll be out on DVD soon too. I also see where she posted about TV Guide talking about the popularity of the Twilight movie and the True Blood series and saying "Is CBS kicki​ng itsel​f for putti​ng a prema​ture stake in MOONL​IGHT?​" I would say YES! Canceling the show was crazy to start with, it had a good fan base and did as well as anything could in the time slot they had it in. It was just one more excellent show thrown away. What gets me is there's no real resolution to the story of Mick and Beth and Josef. You can read all the fanfic you want but it still boils down to not ever knowing how the series was meant to progress and end.
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Maggie (vaders_ghost)
23 December 2008 @ 10:52 pm
Oh my...



So, uhhhh, when does Robin Hood come back on?