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I'm BigBanging away and having fun - although a couple of weekends ago, I had the equivalent of a Lost Weekend.  I went on a binge of signing up for challenges...the room started to whirl...when I regained consciousness, I'd signed up to another four possibly five challenges.

Whhyyy do I do this to myself??

*sighs*

I suppose it could be worse...it could be booze or drugs.  :D

Anyhow, I'm currently working on a Jericho fic for smallfandombang .  It's...porn. Or, you know, as porny as I ever get.  It's title (right now) is Getting Their Act Together (or Four First Times that Weren't...and One That Was).  There is not an ounce of plot to be seen.  *hangs head in shame*

On the other hand, my Iron Man/Haven crossover is burbling along - at least in my head - and will be perfect for the crossbigbang if I can actually get the characterization semi-right.  :D  No porn at all there.  So far, anyway.

A Life Less Ordinary is also burbling along - almost done the first draft of part 2; only 11 more parts to go!!  LOL I'd be way more productive if I'd just walk away from the games for awhile.

And in the offline world, I just sent my paperwork away to renew my passport - I should get it in ten days - and then I'm all set to jet off to warm tropical beaches in late February.  *happy sigh*

Not looking forward to the actual travelling between locations but it'll be soooo worth it once I'm there!!!  Heat!  Sun!!  Cabana Boys!!!  Travelling with 8-9 other women!!!!  EEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!  LOL  I doubt I'll get a lot of writing done although I will have my laptop with me (I have four hours to kill in the Toronto airport before everyone else arrives; yeah, I'm taking my laptop!!).

And...that's about it, I guess.  :)

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"All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need...fantasies to make life bearable."

REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little --"

YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

"So we can believe the big ones?"

YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.

-- Susan and Death in Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

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"And no practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based."

-- Lord Vetinari in Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

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They thought the Library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books, which was true enough, but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.

-- Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

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As a wizard, it was something that Ponder had only before encountered in acorns: a tiny soundless voice which said, yes, I am but a small, green, simple object - but I dream about forests.

-- Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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In the 24th century, there will be no hunger. There will be no greed. And every child will know how to read.

-- Gene Roddenberry, as repeated by Jonathan Frakes in the documentary How William Shatner Changed the World

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We've got two lives, one we're given and the other one we make
And the world won't stop, and actions speak louder
Listen to your heart, and what your heart might say
Everything we got, we got the hard way.

-- Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Hard Way from the album Come On, Come On

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Cause when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want.

-- John Mayer, Waiting on the World to Change from the album Continuum

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try again tomorrow."

-- Mary Anne Radmacher, as seen in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tales to Inspire

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I never loved the soldier
Until there was a war.
Or thought about tomorrow
'til my baby hit the floor.
I only talk to God
When somebody's about to die.
I never cherished freedom
Freedom never cries.

-- Five for Fighting, Freedom Never Cries from the album Two Lights

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It may sound absurd: but don't be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed: but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream

-- Five for Fighting, Superman (It's Not Easy) from the album American Town

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Had a dream last night took a time travellin' ride
Back to my childhood where those monsters reside
They snack on innocence and dine on self-esteem
But I like to be in touch with what makes me scream
Vampires, mummies and the Holy Ghost
These are the things that terrify me the most.
No alien, psychopath or MTV host
Scares me like vampires,mummies and the Holy Ghost.

-- Jimmy Buffett, Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost from the album Fruitcakes

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"I want to believe that... the dead are not lost to us. That they speak to us... as part of something greater than us - greater than any alien force. And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen, to what's speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves."

-- Fox Mulder, The X-Files from the episode The Truth, pt. 2
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