wahlee: (Default)

A little less than ten years ago, I got on an airplane all by myself and flew to a place full of people I'd never actually met before, but who I felt like I knew better than many in my real life. It was, barring meeting up with one local fan on a book release night, my first experience meeting people in real life that I had only known on the internet. Some I had interacted with for years, through a tiny little message board thread for a fifth-year fic full of the usual fifth-year-fic cliches--new DADA teacher who turns out to be a Weasley cousin, Voldemort fathers a child as part of his evil plan, "I'm serious, Black," etc.--but where some of the best and brightest of fandom gathered. Others I had admired from afar until thrown together by a momentary impulse which launched me into the bloody morass of the shipping wars. Some were only vaguely present to me-- a semi-familiar screen name from a fanfic archive forum. And then there were some that I had never encountered at all before I shook hands with or hugged them that night.

I discovered that weekend, and in the years since, that the line between internet friends and real friends is extremely nebulous, if it exists at all. As I greeted each new-old friend, finally putting faces and voices to screen names, it felt like I was greeting someone who I had seen weeks, if not days before, and we were just catching up. I never would have guessed, though, that ten years later, some of those people would have disappeared from my life, while some I see on a yearly (or more!) basis. Or that I'd be getting on a plane, all by myself, on my way to a place full of people I'd never actually met before. Again.

I'm missing the friends I met ten years ago, and the ones I met in the amazing gatherings that have happened since then. I'm marveling that the friend who slept on a roll-away bed in my hotel room ten years ago is now standing in front of 4,000 people, welcoming them to a convention celebrating all things geeky. I hope I'll be able to talk to her, once, this weekend. I look forward to Saturday when I'll see another friend I haven't been able to have actual face-time with for entirely too many years. But I also hope that this might be the beginning of friendships that will last as long as the ones I forged all those years ago. Because no one can ever tell me that true friendship can't start online.

I have ten years of memories to prove it.

(Yes, this post means I'm at LeakyCon. It's awesome so far, if a tiny bit lonely).

wahlee: (Lizzy)
[profile] melissa_tlc has been posting recaps and theories on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries over at Leaky News. I have been posting comments. But she's going out of town on Thursday, and will be boarding an airplane at about the time the new video will be going up.

So. . . I guess I'm guest blogging at Leaky News on Thursday. Watch that space! :D

Ummm. Hi.

Aug. 27th, 2008 08:15 am
wahlee: (OBHWF Puppets)
So I'm about to embark on a day-trip down to Cedar City to see Cyrano de Bergerac again (yes, it was that good), and I realized that I hadn't posted something that I intended to post. So.

A few months back I got an inquiry about helping to co-host a radio program for KBYU-FM, which is a public classical music station originating from my Alma Mater. I'd been recommended by my thesis advisor, because the subject was Harry Potter. Karen A. Brown, who did her undergraduate degree at BYU, has written and published a book called Prejudice in Harry Potter's World, and they wanted to interview her for it.

Due to the fact that she was in London and I work full-time, it was hard to schedule a time to actually do the interview, but we finally managed it on Saturday morning. The interview is 26 minutes long (with me providing what I like to call "color commentary"), and will air today at 11:00 AM mountain time on KBYU-FM (89.1 and 89.5 here on the Wasatch Front). It will also be replayed at 8:00 PM, and will eventually be uploaded as a podcast to the Thinking Aloud website. If you'd like to hear it live, you can get the streaming audio from the Classical 89 website. There are hints on the site that it might also be available via BYU radio, which is available on Dish Network at least, but we haven't been able to find any confirmation of that.

So. Just in case you're interested.

I'll do a real update soon, I promise. :)

Ummm. Hi.

Aug. 27th, 2008 08:15 am
wahlee: (OBHWF Puppets)
So I'm about to embark on a day-trip down to Cedar City to see Cyrano de Bergerac again (yes, it was that good), and I realized that I hadn't posted something that I intended to post. So.

A few months back I got an inquiry about helping to co-host a radio program for KBYU-FM, which is a public classical music station originating from my Alma Mater. I'd been recommended by my thesis advisor, because the subject was Harry Potter. Karen A. Brown, who did her undergraduate degree at BYU, has written and published a book called Prejudice in Harry Potter's World, and they wanted to interview her for it.

Due to the fact that she was in London and I work full-time, it was hard to schedule a time to actually do the interview, but we finally managed it on Saturday morning. The interview is 26 minutes long (with me providing what I like to call "color commentary"), and will air today at 11:00 AM mountain time on KBYU-FM (89.1 and 89.5 here on the Wasatch Front). It will also be replayed at 8:00 PM, and will eventually be uploaded as a podcast to the Thinking Aloud website. If you'd like to hear it live, you can get the streaming audio from the Classical 89 website. There are hints on the site that it might also be available via BYU radio, which is available on Dish Network at least, but we haven't been able to find any confirmation of that.

So. Just in case you're interested.

I'll do a real update soon, I promise. :)
wahlee: (Doctor Who?)
This is just a bit of silliness, really. I'm sure it's been done before, but since I've read a grand total of 3 Doctor Who fics in my life (if that), if someone has, I haven't read it. I still haven't thought of a title, but I thought I'd post it anyway. So.

Title: None, yet
Fandoms: Doctor Who, Star Trek: Voyager
Characters: Ten, Rose, the Doctor
Word Count: 2690
Rating: PG (for one use of a British swearword)


What if the Doctor met the Doctor? )

Now, on to that fic where the Doctor and Martha meet Jane Austen. . .
wahlee: (Doctor Who?)
This is just a bit of silliness, really. I'm sure it's been done before, but since I've read a grand total of 3 Doctor Who fics in my life (if that), if someone has, I haven't read it. I still haven't thought of a title, but I thought I'd post it anyway. So.

Title: None, yet
Fandoms: Doctor Who, Star Trek: Voyager
Characters: Ten, Rose, the Doctor
Word Count: 2690
Rating: PG (for one use of a British swearword)


What if the Doctor met the Doctor? )

Now, on to that fic where the Doctor and Martha meet Jane Austen. . .
wahlee: (Doctor Who?)
This is just a bit of silliness, really. I'm sure it's been done before, but since I've read a grand total of 3 Doctor Who fics in my life (if that), if someone has, I haven't read it. I still haven't thought of a title, but I thought I'd post it anyway. So.

Title: None, yet
Fandoms: Doctor Who, Star Trek: Voyager
Characters: Ten, Rose, the Doctor
Word Count: 2690
Rating: PG (for one use of a British swearword)


What if the Doctor met the Doctor? )

Now, on to that fic where the Doctor and Martha meet Jane Austen. . .
wahlee: (entwined)
From Leaky:

Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger Named Among EW's Favorite Fictional Lovers

I'm grinning like a loon.

Also making the list are some of my favorites, like Lois/Clark, Aragorn/Arwen, Leia/Han, and of course, Lizzy/Darcy. :D

(Oh, and remember how I was rejoicing in the sweater weather? Yeah. Yesterday's storm, which was supposed to be nice and short and relatively uneventful turned into a gigantic storm resulting in closed roads and kids getting stuck at school all night and school closures and a commute that usually takes about 25 minutes taking an hour and 25. Oh, Dreaded Lake Effect, how we love thee. In any case, I'll believe the weatherman's "this is the last storm for a while!" when I SEE it, thanks. :P)
wahlee: (entwined)
From Leaky:

Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger Named Among EW's Favorite Fictional Lovers

I'm grinning like a loon.

Also making the list are some of my favorites, like Lois/Clark, Aragorn/Arwen, Leia/Han, and of course, Lizzy/Darcy. :D

(Oh, and remember how I was rejoicing in the sweater weather? Yeah. Yesterday's storm, which was supposed to be nice and short and relatively uneventful turned into a gigantic storm resulting in closed roads and kids getting stuck at school all night and school closures and a commute that usually takes about 25 minutes taking an hour and 25. Oh, Dreaded Lake Effect, how we love thee. In any case, I'll believe the weatherman's "this is the last storm for a while!" when I SEE it, thanks. :P)
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Champion)
DH spoilers, related to the discussion on mrs_bombadil's journal )

I think it makes sense. What about you?

Dumbledore essay is still coming.
wahlee: (Champion)
DH spoilers, related to the discussion on mrs_bombadil's journal )

I think it makes sense. What about you?

Dumbledore essay is still coming.
wahlee: (Champion)
DH spoilers, related to the discussion on mrs_bombadil's journal )

I think it makes sense. What about you?

Dumbledore essay is still coming.

GAH.

Jul. 23rd, 2007 12:10 pm
wahlee: (Dumbledore)
I have an inexpressible desire to write a Dumbledore defense essay.

But I must finish my reread first.

GAH.

Jul. 23rd, 2007 12:10 pm
wahlee: (Dumbledore)
I have an inexpressible desire to write a Dumbledore defense essay.

But I must finish my reread first.

GAH.

Jul. 23rd, 2007 12:10 pm
wahlee: (Dumbledore)
I have an inexpressible desire to write a Dumbledore defense essay.

But I must finish my reread first.

Done.

Jul. 21st, 2007 05:59 am
wahlee: (Jo's fan. . . through and through)
Total time: 5 hours, 15 minutes.

Reaction: HOLY HECK. THAT WAS AWESOME. I WAS WRONG. BUT I WAS ALSO RIGHT. AND I DON'T CARE THAT I WAS WRONG CAUSE JO IS A GENIUS.

Yes.

I'm sure I'll have more to say later.

Done.

Jul. 21st, 2007 05:59 am
wahlee: (Jo's fan. . . through and through)
Total time: 5 hours, 15 minutes.

Reaction: HOLY HECK. THAT WAS AWESOME. I WAS WRONG. BUT I WAS ALSO RIGHT. AND I DON'T CARE THAT I WAS WRONG CAUSE JO IS A GENIUS.

Yes.

I'm sure I'll have more to say later.

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