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Atheism is a non-prophet organization.


BOMB SQUAD: If you see me running you better keep up!

CAUTION! I drive like you do!

Cleverly Disguised As A Responsible Adult

Confucious say "Man who stands on toilet is high on pot."

DETEST-de stuff de teacher gives de students when ya expect it de least!

Do I look like a freakin' People Person?

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

Do they ever shut up on your planet?


The Earth Is Full - Go Home

When I die bury me upside down so the world can kiss my ass.

You’re Just Jealous Because The Voices Only Speak To Me

Your village called, their idiot is missing.

YOU! Out of the gene pool.


Dragon!John Fanart

This is totally wanderingsmith 's fault. Okay, maybe a little bit mine. Blame the damn plot bunnies. (Speaking of which...if anyone wants to write this AU, I'll love you forever and ever and ever.)

It started somewhere along the lines of:

wanderer: hey! how about dragons?? I mean they found atlantis.. couldn't they find dragons?
C-R: Oh god, now I want to write about Elizabeth the Dragon Rider. Except her Dragon would be John. And they'd constantly be arguing.
wanderer: rotflol, he'd make a cute dragon... teasingly glitering eyes, long shap teeth with smoke curling leisurely around them...

Which evolved into this:

"'Lizabeeeeeth. 'Lizabeeeeeth..."She groaned, rolling over and staring beseechingly up at the massive black canvas draped over her.
"'Lizabeth, we have drills today."
"Oh, wonderful."
"I know, huh!"
She finally raised her eyes, not surprised to see the black dragon beaming down at her even in her misery.
"You're the most annoying lizard I've ever met, do you know that?"
John rolled his eyes, a puff of smoke emitting from his nostrils.
"Well maybe if you hadn't insisted on listening to me sing all night we wouldn't have this problem."
"You're the one who's good enough at singing to make me want to!"
"It's a dragon thing, Lizzy."
"Don't call me that!"

And so, I give you dragon!John. Or...shapeshifting!John? Hm...*ponders* Anyway. Complete with Metallica lyrics...because that's what I was listening to while I was drawing it. Click to make bigger and shinier.


Admittedly, writing long, rambling reviews makes me want curl up in a ball and crouch in the corner of the room, but Anuna has always been a good friend and, after working so hard on this story, she doesn't deserve to just be thrown to the wayside.

Though her style has changed a lot even in the short time I've known her, you can always count on several things in anuna_81 's fics. First, they're very introspective - you learn a lot about the characters even when they're doing the most mundane things. Second, you never see the smut coming. Third, holy shit, character development that you can believe in!

I actually hadn't really known her at all when I offered to beta the story - it was through alternate0ego  that I was sucked into the whole thing. I say this because, though Ego disappeared on us, she was a great mastermind, and the bits of writing that she did that are in the story really do shine. Her and Anuna have very similar styles, and I challenge anyone to pick out the parts where they switched - I had a hard time myself!

Though I didn't take offering to beta such a huge project lightly, it wasn't until around the end of June that I was sent anything other than the previews Anuna had offered up on her journal from the start. Almost the moment I opened the file and began reading, I was blown away by how deeply you could tell the characters were affected by their experiences - the melancholy beginning made my heart ache, not just for John, but for his team. I wasn't sure whether I wanted the story to end or to go on forever in the glorious sadness that the entire first section is bathed in. When the virus hits, you're almost glad that they're losing their memories, putting them out of their misery.

The raw bluntness with which John is described during this turn of events is moving beyond words - you're hit by how much John is like the woods in which he is lost, harsh, cold, a dimly lit by the sun seeping through the canopies. The way he greets his team is like a wild animal coming into your house, and, as he begins to regain his memories, part of this wild rawness is still within him, and seems to remain for the rest of the story as he slowly moves away from Atlantis, towards Elizabeth and what he has to do to be with her.

As we move into the next chapter of the adventure, we meet Aiden Ford on many different levels - the young officer happy to see his CO, the distrusting drug addict, and another level that is almost malicious, but only in the way a caged tiger is, not out of aggression but for survival. He obviously wants to help, but he also has himself to think of now that it's just him and John. Though you know his anger towards Sheppard is misplaced, you can't help but sympathize with his plight. Who wouldn't be a little paranoid after going through all that?

Through Aiden coming out of his shell, we finally start to see a new dimension to Keller, and you realize that, at least in the story, she is one of the most believable characters you have to choose from - she has fears and regrets just like the rest of us, and these fears are played upon as she faces taking care of the man who is holding her prisoner. Her growth all seems to lead up to how she determines John and Elizabeth are to be treated as human beings, and you can tell that, by the time this situation comes along, she's going to have her way or she's going to kick ass in one way or another.

Teyla and Ronon are the same quiet strength all the way through, but it is through them that we realize that the balance of right and wrong is sometimes best kept by those who have led the hardest lives. It is Teyla who knows what John needs and lets him pursue it, and Teyla who fights for the dignity of the people who were once so trusted by everyone. When they charge off into the unknown, you know it's the right thing to do even as your heart aches for Rodney being left behind. And when Rodney sees Lorne's painting, you know exactly how he feels, because you felt the same thing - though change comes quickly, and we may go into it kicking and screaming, it always comes for a reason.

Though the team has left, somehow Atlantis doesn't feel empty at the end of the story, the way it tends to feel when the team leaves in other stories. The city has changed as much as the people in it, and, though there may be some mourning, the end of the story crosses into a new era - an era where, though our intrepid heroes may be far from home, they are never far from our hearts.


I finally got my Due South DVDs! But I'll have to wait 'til the weekend to watch all of them. *is excited*

....*goes back to being stressed*

Big Bend Pictures!

Pictures from my trip to Big Bend. Eeeeee!


And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.


Your Social Dysfunction:

You display social deficits and oddities of thinking. Your perception and communication are similar to those of a schizophrenic.

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How I'm Feeling Right Now...

First of all, whoever nominated me for a SW Award, thank you! You made my day! :D

Second...to illustrate how I'm feeling now that I'm more stressed out on principal than on definite things...


Reason 346 why I'm more masculine than feminine: And my love affair with sport utility vehicles goes on....

Stolen from justhere1971 , because it looked interesting. My results ended up being one variable (color vs. shape) away from hers. Weird.

Your result for The Perception Personality Image Test...

NBPC - The Daydreamer

Nature, Background, Big Picture, and Color

You perceive the world with particular attention to nature. You focus on the hidden treasures of life (the background) and how that fits into the larger picture. You are also particularly drawn towards the colors around you. Because of the value you place on nature, you tend to find comfort in more subdued settings and find energy in solitude. You like to ponder ideas and imagine the many possibilities of your life without worrying about the details or specifics. You are in tune with all that is around you and understand your life as part of a larger whole. You are a down-to-earth person who enjoys going with the flow.

The Perception Personality Types:

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T.S. Eliot

Because his words are haunting, depressing, and helpful when you happen to be having a depressed, haunted spell.

"The last temptation is the greatest treason:
To do the right deed for the wrong reason."
T. S. Eliot
Murder in the Cathedral

*heavy sigh*



Sunset John

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