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Stolen from [community profile] metaquotes

[staff profile] denise says
actually, [personal profile] stultiloquentia, that's on the release schedule for 2015

11. What features do you think Dreamwidth should have that it doesn't currently?
Teleport button.


21. What's your favorite thing about Dreamwidth?
It's not a bad alternative to a teleport button.
sally_maria: (Breeches)
I made an entry to the Dreamwidth [community profile] history comm yesterday, about 1066 and All That.

It has a download link for Top Nation And All That - the Radio 4 programme about the book that I taped off the air years ago, and have turned into an mp3.

What I did fail to link was [ profile] angevin2's wonderful series of 1066 and All That icons. Highly recommended.
sally_maria: (Books)
This marvellous cartoon - so very true. :-)

I should say that the original is here.
sally_maria: Daniel Jackson looking sideways (Jack Sparrow)
First of all, for anyone who's interested and didn't get them from the Telegraph over the weekend, some audio episodes of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister - download them from Sendspace here. (It's just over 100 Mb.)

100+ Things I'm Not Allowed...To Do In Nelson's Navy.
My favourite is No 22: "I've heard every possible joke about the name Hornblower" is not a challenge.

And finally a vid: Merlin/Arthur, 1980s power ballads, and then there's the slash dragon - what more can you ask for?

[ profile] sisabet said What if Arthur has hidden depths?

Embedded version under the cut )
sally_maria: (Fountain pen)
I had a nice parcel in the post this morning - [ profile] didiusjulianus had offered me some of the old fountain pens she found when she was sorting things out at Rome.

So it was a great time to also come some excellent fountain pen icons on the community I belong to - it's not exactly high traffic, so the coincidence is cool. I'd never been able to find pen icons that I liked before, so it was great to find so many good ones.

My brother sent me the link to this You Tube vid earlier in the week. A group of silent monks (or high school students dressed as same) give their rendition of the Halleluia Chorus - clever and funny.

Finally, I was overjoyed to hear that [personal profile] astolat had written another Merlin story. As might be expected, her stories are some of the best in the fandom, but she moved on months ago and I think most of us despaired of her ever finishing the Beltane Cycle, even though the three stories already written work very well in their own right.

But a couple of days ago she posted An Exile in Albion, the next part, and says that there should be two more stories, the second of which she has already written. :-) \0/ \0/ I just hope she gets the inspiration to write the intervening piece.
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Bradley James at a railway station....

*has a silly, indulgent grin on my face*

With thanks to the bright spark who decided that giving the Merlin actors video cameras was a good idea, and squeeing over the Forest of Dean mention. :-D
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Stolen from [ profile] alicambs

This is an easy quiz, allegedly, and passing it requires 4 correct answers...

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What colour is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial aeroplane?

Check your answers below. )
sally_maria: (Space Gate)
It took me rather longer to get into XKCD than it probably should have done, but these days it rarely fails to raise a smile.

Today, though, today is genius - a very familiar situation. :-)


Aug. 9th, 2009 08:42 pm
sally_maria: (Aragorn)
I'm still reading and enjoying Kate Nepveu's Lord of the Rings re-read (we're up to the first half of the Two Towers) and I couldn't resist linking to this which was mentioned in a recent discussion.

Characters in The Lord of the Rings and Miles Vorkosigan, by Height
sally_maria: (Animated Rex)
I thought you might enjoy reading this post by [ profile] thefourthvine and be entertained by how these things are done in California.

(Her default icon is not entirely work-safe, but hopefully you'll get to see it before Monday anyway.)
sally_maria: (Honi soie)
Thank you very much to [ profile] tree_and_leaf for linking to the bus slogan generator


Virtual cookies to the first person to identify the quote. :-)
sally_maria: (Serenity - poem)
Thank you, I think, to [ profile] janedavitt, who passed on the link to this word game. It's a great way of spending time pulling out your hair. Get everybody around the computer and get them guessing. :-)

Happy Christmas. :-)
sally_maria: (Vala age)
[ profile] dduane's journal is a source of lots of good stuff. Do you remember the classic Star Trek episode Trouble with Tribbles? Have a look at this lolcats version - and spot the interloper at the end. :-)

[ profile] anna_luna has done some wonderful cartoon versions of the SGA characters but she also has a talent for photo manipulation. For anyone who likes Battlestar Galactica as well as SGA - Battlestar Atlantis.

Another wonderful piece - Captain Jack or should I say Captain Jacks - here.

And finally icons - from a wide range of fandoms, Supernatural, the Stargates, Heroes, Firefly and Buffy. See the icon on this entry for an example. :-)

Links :-)

Apr. 18th, 2007 07:46 pm
sally_maria: Daniel Jackson looking sideways (Rodney -grin)
In honour of David Hewlett's birthday - [ profile] sheafrotherdon is hosting a picspam here. Loads of wonderful pictures of Rodney and David's other roles - go admire. :-)

For those of you of a more historical bent, somewhere I found a link to this wonderful animated version of the Bayeux tapestry. Well worth a look.

Finally, for anyone looking for clever icons, a whole load of classic quotes. Sources include Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Einstein, Mark Twain, G.K.Chesterton, Oscar Wilde, Dorothy L Sayers & fortune cookies, etc. (to quote the maker).
sally_maria: (Cute Cat)
First read this article about research into robots that can move in time to a rhythm.

Then go here and watch the robot dance. And grin. A lot. :-D
sally_maria: (Mpreg)
Once I'd picked myself back up off the floor I thought I ought to thank [ profile] mskatonic for the link to this:

Engrish subtitles for Lord of the Rings.

Practice safe surfing - don't hurt yourself laughing. :-)
sally_maria: Daniel Jackson looking sideways (Who's flying the ship?)
I'm going to Portsmouth tomorrow to visit friends for the weekend but in the meantime, I found this link on the sga_noticeboard.

When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the sky
- Military jokes - I particularly liked the Rules of the Air.
sally_maria: Daniel Jackson looking sideways (House blue)
Thanks to [ profile] saturn92103 I got to see Hugh Laurie and Helen Mirren presenting one of the Emmys. It was absolutely hilarious and everyone who can manage YouTube should go here and watch it.

One of the appeals of fanfic is the familiarity (it's not like I'm going to get tired of reading Jack and Daniel get together) but sometimes you find something which is completely different. Ever considered what would happen if Bertie Wooster got mixed up in one of Peter Wimsey's cases? I must admit I hadn't but I think the author of this story has come up with an extremely likely scenario.

The first part of Green Ice by adina_atl is here and the rest of the story (it is finished) is linked from here. It is well worth reading if you are interested in either of the canons, or even if you aren't. :-)
sally_maria: (Aragorn)
For anyone who didn't see the link to it on [ profile] megamole's journal yesterday, the CTS have released an audio version of their highly amusing "Lord of the Goons", as presented by them at Tolkien 2005. If anyone wants a copy I can YSI it to them - it's 18mb.

I also found a link to this Episode Guide to the Lord of the Rings TV show, that was created as a spin-off from the fairly successful films of a couple of years ago. The horror, the horror. ;-)
sally_maria: Daniel Jackson looking sideways (eichoernchen)
I know a number of you are David Hewlett fans so I wondered if you'd seen these pictures.

Silly Pics


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