nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([[♥♦♣♠]] leap of joy)
Stolen from another Internet haunt:

When you see this you must boogie for at least 10 seconds. Chair-dancing is okay. If you are some place where dancing would be frowned upon (your place of business, public transport, etc.) then you may wait until you alone and in a more appropriate location, but you must do it the first chance you get.

(Or not, if you don't wanna.)


I'm going to go do the dishes and sing like a dork because I'm home by myself and no one can laugh at me. XD

LADNIP

Dec. 26th, 2014 12:27 pm
nenya_kanadka: skywriting: life + the universe + everything = 42 (HHGTTG 42)
Or, Lying Around Doing Nothing In Pajamas, which is how my professional-singer brother plans to spend his post-Christmas holidays.

Did a fair bit of it myself yesterday, aided by my three main presents of Doctor Who pajamas, a Questionable Content "Baking is science for hungry people" apron, and a book from Mucca about the Mars Curiosity rover. Which I am now about a third of the way through. It is really, really fascinating, especially how the author (chief engineer for the Mars Program Office at JPL) keeps tying in what they invented and discovered and designed for Curiosity both with the previous Mars missions (Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity) and with future plans for human exploration of Mars. Which they are seriously thinking about in concrete terms, and he goes into that.

I'd just finished a biography of Sally Ride (Sally Ride: America's First Woman In Space by Lynn Sherr) so it's really cool seeing an engineering perspective on the whole thing after reading about astronauts. The Ride book was fantastic as well. I continue to be torn between being jealous of Ride for getting to be an astrophysicist, being jealous of her later college students (she sounds like such a good teacher! aaahhhh), and being sad that she didn't feel safe coming out as bi/lesbian in her lifetime. (Though her friends knew.) And besides the obvious big things like being the first woman in space (SPAAAACE!), I love so much that Ride was openly a feminist and spent the last decade or so of her life supporting STEM education for girls in practical, workable ways with Sally Ride Science. I'm just a little sad that I'm one of the girls who fell through the cracks. But, you know: bi feminist astrophysicist in space. \o/

Other reading list:

* Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer (Rob Manning & William L. Simon)
* The Siren Depths: Book 3 of the Books of the Raksura (Martha Wells)
* Parallel 59 (Eighth Doctor Adventure #30) (Natalie Dallaire & Stephen Cole) [also about space, and interrogations of naked!Eight, oh how I appreciate this canon's dedication to my kinks]
* Sister Mine (Nalo Hopkinson)
* Triptych (J. M. Frey)
* Three Parts Dead (Max Gladstone)
Recently read:
* Stranger (Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith)
* Hostage (eARC) (Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith)
* The Prosekiller Chronicles: Rise of the Spider Goddess (An Annotated Novel) (Jim C. Hines)


Also Yuletide, including ten (:D!) Imperial Radch fics, a goodly proportion of them Breq/Mercy of Kalr (♥), and half a dozen Raksura fics (which I am forbidden to read until after I finish Siren Depths, because spoilers). But did I read any of those late last night? No, no I did not; instead I fell into the Doctor Who tag on AO3, aiming for Twelve/Gomez!Master fic but falling into some Gomez!Master femslash, some Eight/male companions, some Ace/Seven (I've not even seen Seven), and various assorted other things.

Recs:
Minimum Viable Population by [archiveofourown.org profile] yonderdarling -- Twelve and the Mistress negotiate the annoying, raging attraction they have for each other. Bloody hilarious. (6169 words)

Companionship by [archiveofourown.org profile] Turn_of_the_Sonic_Screw -- When Rusty met Oswin, or, a few good Daleks. (373 words)

And now I shall go see about turkey leftovers.
nenya_kanadka: Susan Ivanova smiling brilliantly (B5 Susan smiles)
My very kind and speedy translator has also translated "Security Blanket", my little Kira/Odo fic from that same kiss/cuddle/sex meme. I'm feeling all flattered and squeeful. :D

Original Fic: Security Blanket
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Pairing: Odo/Lwaxana, Odo/Kira
Rating: G
Summary: Kira goes looking for Odo at the end of a long day-and finds him in Ambassador Troi's quarters.


Translation: Security Blanket*
Автор: Nenya Kanadka
Переводчик: Эклер-кун
Фэндом: Звездный путь
Основные персонажи: Кира Нерис, Одо, Луаксанна Трой
Пэйринг или персонажи: Одо/Луаксана, Одо/Кира
Рейтинг: G
Жанры: Гет, Романтика, Юмор
Описание: Кира слегка переутомилась.


*The translator notes that "security blanket" is not an idiom in Russian, so the pun doesn't translate. Alas!

I'm half-trying to read the Russian versions, and picking up parts of sentences. (And then I give up and let Google translate it. :P) And there's a sweet comment on the Garak/Bashir fic already! :3 Russian fandom let me love you.
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([fandom] ST Julian "still the prettiest")
This is actually the second time someone has offered to do this for one of my fics, but the first time I know of that it's been completed.

A couple of days ago someone on Fanfiction.net PM'd me to ask if they could translate my Garak/Bashir story "A Hard Landing" into Russian. I was extremely flattered, not only because wow yay yes, someone liked my fic enough to want to translate it! but because I've studied a little Russian myself and have fond associations with that language.

They worked pretty fast, and today they sent me a link to the completed fic. For posterity, and in case any Russian speakers on my flist would like to see it, I link below. (Squee!)

Original Fic: A Hard Landing
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Rating: PG-13, 683 words
Summary: Julian has his suspicions about the Cardassian tailor; Garak tests his ability to read between the lines.


Translation: Жёсткая посадка
Автор: Nenya Kanadka
Переводчик: Эклер-кун
Фэндом: Звездный путь
Основные персонажи: Элим Гарак, Джулиан Башир
Пэйринг или персонажи: Гарак/Башир
Рейтинг: PG-13
Жанры: Слэш (яой), Романтика, Юмор
Описание: У Джулиана есть свои подозрения насчет кардассианского портного. Гарак проверяет способности доктора читать между строк.

:D :D :D!



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nenya_kanadka: Julian Bashir captioned "Stardate 50568.7: Still the prettiest" (ST Julian "still the prettiest")
This is actually the second time someone has offered to do this for one of my fics, but the first time I know of that it's been completed.

A couple of days ago someone on Fanfiction.net PM'd me to ask if they could translate my Garak/Bashir story "A Hard Landing" into Russian. I was extremely flattered, not only because wow yay yes, someone liked my fic enough to want to translate it! but because I've studied a little Russian myself and have fond associations with that language.

They worked pretty fast, and today they sent me a link to the completed fic. For posterity, and in case any Russian speakers on my flist would like to see it, I link below. (Squee!)

Original Fic: A Hard Landing
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Rating: PG-13, 683 words
Summary: Julian has his suspicions about the Cardassian tailor; Garak tests his ability to read between the lines.


Translation: Жёсткая посадка
Автор: Nenya Kanadka
Переводчик: Эклер-кун
Фэндом: Звездный путь
Основные персонажи: Элим Гарак, Джулиан Башир
Пэйринг или персонажи: Гарак/Башир
Рейтинг: PG-13
Жанры: Слэш (яой), Романтика, Юмор
Описание: У Джулиана есть свои подозрения насчет кардассианского портного. Гарак проверяет способности доктора читать между строк.

:D :D :D!
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([pride] she loves me/loves me not)
Way to go, Iowa:

Iowa Court Voids Gay Marriage Ban

First state in the midwest!

“The fact that it’s here in some way highlights the inevitability of this all,” she said.


Yes.
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([fandom] Young Wizards panic)
So I'm here, back in Canada. A little stunned and very worn out. :D (It took longer to get from Vancouver to Victoria than from Tennessee to Vancouver! Pacific Coach Lines bus didn't run to the ferry until seven and a half hours after we got off the plane.) [livejournal.com profile] windcedar is very awesome and her apartment is all spiffy and has a wonderful view. Also, she can cook and thus save me from starvation. (I may have to learn in self-defense.) And has 50 million new books for me to read. *dives into Liaden omnibus, whilst insisting to Empress that Jake Sisko is cool, he really is!*

Tomorrow one starts figuring out what one's new life here is going to look like. It's so strange actually being here instead of just planning for it. Good to be back.

*sleepy Nenya sleepz*
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([fandom] Susan Pevensie)
This is like a tab dump, but for songs running around in my head. Unlike the "X number of random songs on your iPod" memes, this doesn't have to be the first line of the song--just the ones that are sticking in my head most. Anyone who wants to steal it, feel free. :-)

(in no particular order, and pardon the Backstreet Boys--it's from a fanmix)

1.
This is a song for the unloved
This is the music for one last cry
This is a prayer that tomorrow
Will help me leave the past behind

talking laughing loving breathing )
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([politics] hope)
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, Jan. 19, 2009.





This is goodbye from the American people, you asshole. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

(Photos: Scott Wyngarden.)

THANK FUCK.
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([geek] force is with her)
Oh. My. God. This is so...so adorable and funny and made of awesome.

ApeLad of Hobotopia does a lolcat comic strip...drawn in the style of the nineteen-twenties newspaper comics that inspired people like Charles Schulz. Absolutely brilliant.

The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats, starring Meowlin Q. Kitteh and small Pip, cat-hobos. Adorable and funny and just the thing to cheer you up if Thanksgiving (or post-Thanksgiving) has got you down.



(After you've read a few, go see the origin story comic strip. Awww.)

<3 <3 <3
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([politics] fear itself)
Go, go, Randall Munroe, go!

As usual, xkcd gets it.

(Also, this is me. Without the yo-mama jokes.)