paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Vidding-Sweet Charity Ho)
So, I know there are a bunch of great vidders on my flist, do any of you (or non vidders too) have time to do a vid beta? It's an SGA gen vid (yay! my first gen vid!), and I could really use some help on it.

If you're interested, either leave a comment with your e-mail, or drop me a line at paraka at livejournal dot com.
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Crack!

2/3/08 09:28
paraka: McKay with a pancake on his head. (SGA-M-Pancake!)
So, last night [livejournal.com profile] paradise_city were talking about BNFs, and the new SGA, and then somehow the two merged.

Spoilers for Kindred II )
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SGA Poll

26/2/08 19:32
paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (SGA-M-In Clouds)
So, I have a question I want to put to my flist. In fics, people either portray Rodney as being a really good dancer, or a really bad dancer, which do you think is true?
[Poll #1144955]
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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
So, since I was at the wedding this weekend, I only got around to watching Kindred this afternoon. I was disappointed by the fact that we didn't really have much Carson in it, but overall I was happy with it. Also, how awesome was Lorne this ep? Other than the Carson bit, and the fact that Michael was in it, I was mostly unspoiled for this episode, so I was surprised by the amount of build up that was in it. I'm really looking forward to next weeks ep.

Almost as soon as I finished watching it, [livejournal.com profile] maekala IMed me:
Todd and Michael walk into a bar... )
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paraka: Ronon crushing a beer can on his forehead with the caption "oh noes!" (SGA-R-*Oh Noes*)
Dear SGA Fandom,
I understand that there have been a lot of cast changes occurring in our show. Some of us like them, some of us don't. Please, please, please *stop* trying to sit on the fence though and say "I don't see why we can't have character X *and* character Y" or "We can bring the old character back and keep the new" or "they didn't have to get rid of that character to bring in this character". Just stop. SGA already has a huge cast of reoccurring characters and half of it's main cast is already underused. We do not have enough time in an episode or in a season to properly showcase the current cast, TPTB cannot double it and continue on as they have. By all means, feel free to do so in your fics. But don't expect it in our shows. It's not going to happen, it isn't really *possible*.
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paraka: Rodney with the caption "*headdesk* (SGA-M-*head desk*)
So, I haven't been watching vids as much as I used to, but today I felt like changing that. So I put my vids on to play while I'm surfing around. All of a sudden a QaF vid starts to play, and I recognize it as my own, but for the life of my I couldn't remember which one it was. Isn't that sad? The part that'd even worse, is, as I sat there looking at it, I thought, "Hey, I don't hate this!" Because I have this thing, where often, once I'm finished the vid, I can't make myself watch it afterwords, because all I see is the mistakes. I was a good, oh, minute into it, before I realized that it was a copy of the QaF vid I *started* making last year, but never finished. *headdesk* That's why I couldn't remember which of my *published* vids it was.
That said, I should really go back and finish it sometime, what I have done so far isn't bad. But first, I have to finish the SGA vid I'm working on. I should really work on it now, but I'm feeling kind of meh today and want to do nothing. So instead I am doing some half assed research for the fic I'm totally not writing for [livejournal.com profile] paradise_city (oh god, why did a choose a porny idea to start on? I think I'll probably die of embarrassment the first time someone reads it...)
On that note, I'm thinking of adding a BDSM element to the fic, can anyone here rec some good books or websites to do research? I've dabbled in it myself, but since my sex life as a whole isn't really anything to brag about, I don't want to just base things on what I've experienced or looked for myself.
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paraka: Ronon smiling. (SGA-R-*laughs*)
Normally I leave the episode reviews to the people on my flist and just comment on their journal, but I really want to do one for this ep.

Spoilers for this weeks ep )
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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
So, in the spirit of Valentines day, I just did a massive defriending. I feel really, really bad about this, but most of the people I defriended hadn't updated in months, if not years. Mostly it was people who have abandoned their LJs, or have moved on to different fandoms and we never talk. I hardly ever lock anything, but if you were one of the people I defriended and you still read my journal, let me know, and I'll refriend you.

But since we're on the subject of defriending, I thought I'd make one of those statements, so, if you currently have me friended, bu feel we don't have that much in common anymore, please take this post as an invitation to defriend me.

Oh!
Completely unrelated, but I finally managed to get my hands on a copy of Midway, are people on my flist still missing it? It's hit the torrents and general eps comms, but if anyone is still missing it, I'd be happy to upload a copy of it.
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paraka: A pack of Timbits with a Tim Horton's coffee (NF-Timmies)
God. It's so cold out. Today it was -30 with the wind chill. I've really got to get over myself and get a hat, because it *hurt* my *face* to be outside today.

Anyways, as some of you know, I'm currently making an SGA vid. The beginning kind of sucks at the moment, but I'm hoping the ending will kick ass. I know I'm getting to the hard part, since I've been working on it for an hour or two already tonight and haven't even gotten 10s done. *head desk* But! They're an awesome almost 10 seconds, and the clips were hard to find.

I've been finding the clip searching aspect of things really depressing, because every time I see Carson, it makes me really sad. Also, my next vid is totally going to be about Weir. *shakes fist at TPTB* Why are you ruining my show!

While we're on the topic of SGA, did anyone on my flist manage to get their hands on Midway early? Anyone want to share? *waggles eyebrows*

And lastly My sister sent me this, and I just found it too true not to share )
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Meme

10/2/08 12:29
paraka: the Atlantis gate. (SGA-Gate)

Who would your Stargate: Atlantis boyfriend be?
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Carson Beckett




Carson Beckett


75%

Rodney McKay


75%

Maijor Lorne


50%

Ronon Dex


50%

John Sheppard


50%

Radek Zelenka


50%

Steve the Wraith


17%


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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
Het ship names in SGA all seem to be really stupid. Really, if it's not something that rolls easily off the tongue and leaves a clear indication of who is involved in the pairing, you're really better off just writing out names.

This was prompted by seeing someone refer to Sheppard/Carter as Sharter. At least it's easier to pronounce than Shweir. Also, I've never understood where Sparky and Spanky comes from. At all.

At least McKay's name lends itself more easily to the mashing up of names.
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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (SGA-McShep-w/ glasses)
So the other day I was in the car with my little sister talking about some of the crack-y fics I've read.

Sister: I think my favourite crack fic you told me about is that one when Rodney gets that planet to think of him as a god, and they had him on their flag and everything.

Me: Ummm, that wasn't a fic. Actually, that was canon.

What other fandom can you mistake canon for a crack fic?

Speaking of fic, eons ago I went to see "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" and I couldn't help thinking at the time, that even though it was kinda a bad movie, it would be a lot of fun to see it turned into a McShep fic. Except you know, at the end they'd have to realize that they really *are* gay for each other. And live happily ever after.
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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (DS-F/D-Let a Wolf)
I can't count how many times in the past week or so I've stated that I'm not a writer. That I'm horrible at writing, that no one would want to read what I have to write, etc. So I find it kind of amusing that I choose this week to actually try writing a fanfic.

I've been thinking lately about what, in fic, annoys me personally, and one of the answers was writers who get Canada really wrong. It really shouldn't bother me, since for the most part, author's do a great job of writing about Canada. What gets me more is when people think Canada is a lot more foreign (in respect to the US) than it really is. Like sometimes they'll have Rodney say things that I've *never* heard another Canadian say. It sounds more British, or Australian, or sometimes even make believe than like a Canadian accent. Or when people assume he speaks French. I recently went on a vacation to Florida, and when my sister told our tour guide that she was a French teacher, he said something like "Well isn't that your main language up there?" Unless you live in Quebec, New Brunswick, or just tried really hard in school, chances are you don't speak more than a little bit of French. I mean I grew up in *Ottawa* and I don't speak French passably.

Anyways these thoughts somehow turned into fic thoughts. )

I don't know if I'll ever finish writing this, or if I'll ever post it if I *do*, but I'm having far too much fun thinking about it. Can anyone else think of some stereotypes I'm missing that should be added? Or that will make me smile as I think about this :)
Oh, I think I might *have* to add something about Stephen Harper's hair, just for [livejournal.com profile] sunshineandrage even though she's not in the SGA fandom (although she totally *should* be, although I think everyone should be :P) Also, I need an "I love Canada" icon or something.
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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (SGA-R-Cute w/ Mice)
Ok, so I know I totally missed out on April Fools, but there were actually some good fandom pranks pulled.

Joe Mallozzi took a picture of his desk with a script )
He even had David Nykle sort of follow up on it. )
[livejournal.com profile] sga_newsletter put up a fake webpage with:
-McKay Leaving ) I love the McWeird ship :P

-Kevin Sorbo joining ) "I am trying to restore dignity to the profession of barista, showing that coffee is after all, what unites us as people."

-Latest Scoop! ) Might have been slightly more believable if they hadn't had two daughter stories....

Anyways, I had a good laugh.

I remember it was 2 years ago around this time that I went to the QaF prop sale. I remember because when I made a post saying I was going, and would anyone like me to buy them anything, a bunch of people thought it was an April's fool joke. I'm not actually that mean.
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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (SGA-C-Dreamy Eyes)
Ok, I know it's been forever since I've updated, but I just had to mark this event! )

I should probably say something fandom-y while I'm here, but.... I got nothing.

I'm half way through a new QaF vid, but well, it's kind of been stalled, and it's now saved on a computer that isn't mine, so I wouldn't hold your breath for it.

I'm supposed to be starting a SGA vid today for the Save Carson Beckett Campaign but I'm trying to re-arrange space on my computer first, and I just realize I only have like 3 eps on my computer right now, so maybe not today if I have to re-download everything....
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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (SGA-Carson)
Just a quick post. I made some icons at the request of [livejournal.com profile] raxhel, Read more... )
I also made the one I'm using here :) Ok, so they're increadibly basic, but hey! It's a start.
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