July 21st, 2006

Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

Friday Sort Of Post

Since it's Friday, let's play the 'ask me a question' game again. And if you ask me a question, I'll ask you one in return -- if you want :) Any topic, but don't expect answers on anything too TMI or personal.

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Xover Quotient

I thought of this while thinking of something else, which I may get to posting eventually!

Since fic summaries are all the rage these days, and contain all sorts of information, I've been pondering adding information on just how crossovery a crossover actually is. I know lots of people hate crossovers, but tolerance levels vary. For example, if I write a story in my series, where the only canon character is Methos, that happens to be in the future using the Star Trek timeline, but with no ST characters, with no mention of anything Star Trek, it might be more palatable to some readers than a story with say, Methos, Spock, and the Enterprise. Does that make sense? But in a summary, you have a line that says 'Highlander/Star Trek' and I think that leads to the expectation of equal amounts of both fandoms. Not that sometimes I don't have an ST character show up, but I also have fic that has no real ST content, other than it being in the future and mentioning warp drive, or buying those cool boots on Romulus, and sometimes, not even that. [g] Like my last fic, Should the Dawn Return. I think the only thing Star Trek in it was 'tricorder'and 'hypospray'. But the summary says 'Crossover: Highlander/Star Trek', so a reader is probably expecting Methos and Kirk picking up alien women in bars on some space station :)

I dunno, I'm probably just talking out of my hat as usual. I can't help it -- it's the way my brain meanders through a day!

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Leather & Books

While I have to say that the pics of Methos in the leather getup from 'The Source' are all sorts of nifty, the photo I like the best is this one. There's just something about Methos with a book that gets me all a-squee [g] (Though that first link -- that's some hell of a feral expression!)


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Okay, UK Peeps

Tell me all about the series "Holby City". According to the PWFC, it's PW's new gig for at least the next year.

A few minutes later: oh, and he's playing a doctor! Heh.

A few more minutes later: a summary from IMDB

"Drama series depicting the frenetic daily lives of the doctors, nurses and patients in the hectic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital. The unit is run by the autocratic Consultant Surgeon Anton Meyer (George Irving) assisted by arrogant sidekick Registrar Nick (Michael French) who find themselves in a continuous running battle with Consultant Muriel McKendrick ('Phyllis Logan' ) over beds with the rest of the staff caught in the cross-fire."

Sounds like General Hospital mixed with Grey's Anatomy

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Bigger Monitor

So now I need to see if "Holby City" shows up in any torrents. I'm really going to need to get a bigger monitor now! Or get the DVD burner my boss gave me installed.