30 day photo meme - day 4: history

  • Oct. 18th, 2010 at 1:53 PM
pepper: NaNoWriMo participant (NaNo)
I'm all about the picspam, lately. The writing part of my brain is otherwise engaged (see icon - damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, why did I think this was a good idea?). So, these are some of the photos from my day at the Edgcote Mediaeval Tournament, back in September.

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Apologies to anyone who had the Uncut Picspam of Doom, before. I've got no idea why it was playing up. )

More photos and a slideshow thingy available at my album of the day.

For some reason I'm having html fail atm, so I'm not going to crosspost again until I can check it's okay. I have this dreadful image of it seeming okay on DW and not on LJ, and me being blithely unaware.

ETA: This might as well be part of the 30 day photo meme, too.

Meme rules and prompts.

Nov. 4th, 2008

  • 6:29 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Default)
Snagged from... well, latest from [livejournal.com profile] cnidarian:

1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.


I went to Stow-on-the-Wold recently, which was the most deliberately, enthusiastically, Englishly quaint town I've ever seen. OMG, the sweetshop.

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More pics of stuff behind here. )

Okay, I must be off, right NOW.


British Museum project - links

  • Feb. 8th, 2008 at 1:46 PM
pepper: Daniel Jackson looking at archaeology porn (Archaeology porn)
For reference, and so I can keep track (and because it's quite satisfying to look at a lot of crossed-off items on a 'To Do' list), these are the prompts I've had for my British Museum project, with links to the finished ones.

[profile] abyssinia4077: Daniel, room 24 - done.
[personal profile] aoife_hime: gen or Sam/Jack, room 17 - done
                        gen or Sam/Jack, rooms 92-94.
[personal profile] sg1danny: team, room 64,Daniel takes the rest of the team to the museum - done.
                          Daniel and Sam, Room 63. A little 'sibling' bonding.
[personal profile] holdouttrout: Sam/Jack, room 13 - done
                          Sam/Teal'c, room 51
[profile] shutthef_up: Sam and Daniel, room 1
[profile] vickyocean: Jack, room 49
[personal profile] aurora_novarum: Daniel and Sam, room 27 - done.
[personal profile] surreallis: Teal'c or Teal'c/Vala, room 23.
[profile] rigel_7: gen, room 9
                gen, room 3
[personal profile] majorsamfan: Sam/Teal'c, room 56 - 'The Queen Of The Night' (Ishtar), or something about Iraq memories for Sam and/or Jack
[personal profile] quarryquest: room 33, Kwan Yin statues.

I think, for the moment, that's enough prompts.

Yet another British Museum ficlet

  • Feb. 6th, 2008 at 4:42 PM
pepper: Daniel Jackson looking at archaeology porn (Archaeology porn)
For [personal profile] sg1danny, who asked for room 64, and Daniel taking the team to the museum. Room 64 is early Egyptian stuff, from before the pyramids were built. Daniel would love it. I got a kick out of every label for 'during the Naqada II period'.

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pepper: Daniel Jackson looking at archaeology porn (Archaeology porn)
For [personal profile] aurora_novarum, who requested Sam and Daniel, and also happened to request one of my all-time favourite rooms in the museum, the Mexican gallery (room 27). It's full of Mayan, Aztec etc stuff. I went there when I was a kid, and it made a huge impression on me. It's beautiful, but very sinister at the same time. My favourites are all the turquoise mosaic things, but what inspired this ficlet was a frankly terrifying ceremonial jade perforator.

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Sam/Jack ficlet

  • Jan. 30th, 2008 at 4:41 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Schmoop)
Another museum ficlet, this time for [personal profile] holdouttrout, who asked for room 13 and Sam/Jack - for which she gets this bit of fluff. The room was full of early Greek (Mycenaean) pottery, coins and jewellery, 1050 – 520 BC. They had copies of some of the earliest coins ever made, tiny little things, like little silver nuggets in uneven shapes, stamped with their value. What first caught my eye, though, was a giant storage jar, or pithos.

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*eyeroll at self*
 
pepper: Daniel Jackson looking at archaeology porn (Archaeology porn)
I've done a couple of ficlets so far for my British Museum prompts - I went there yesterday and today, and this is what I've come up with so far:



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More to come tomorrow. Prompting is still wide open, if anyone else wants me to write them a ficlet. 

ETA: Hahaha! Now with commentfic from [personal profile] holdouttrout, with Jack's ideal alternative to the statue situation. :D

Things of niceness.

  • Jan. 25th, 2008 at 2:47 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Wheee)
10 things that make me happy (gakked from [personal profile] aurora_novarum). A nice thing to do on a Friday.



Okay, my idea: I'd like to go to the British Museum more often, because it's just around the corner, plus I really ought to step away from my desk for my hour's lunchbreak, if I can. So I was thinking, to force encourage me to do this, I will offer my Stargate fic services. 

Take a look at the museum's rooms here: Ground floor , Lower floor , Upper floor ...and pick a room number (or just choose a random number between 1 – 94). Comment with the number, and your preference of pairing or gen (bearing in mind that I've only watched half of season 1 of Atlantis, and haven't seen season 10 of SG-1). I will then go to that room, and write at least 100 words of fic based on something I see in there.

Whaddya think?  

ETA: Okay, thank you! No more prompts for the moment, although I may reopen it for prompts again in the future. I'd love to have done a fic for every room in the whole museum, some day...

So worth risking the curse.

  • Jan. 17th, 2008 at 2:57 PM
pepper: Daniel Jackson looking at archaeology porn (Archaeology porn)
Wow. Amazing. Completely worth it. I wasn't disappointed at all by the absence of Tutankhamun's famous mask –the collection was huge and gorgeous enough on its own. I did have a few Stargate squees, mainly at the canopic jars, but mostly I was just awestruck by how amazing these things looked – how precious and detailed. Some museum exhibits look as though they'd have been about as precious to their owners as my tea mug is to me – they're fascinating because, to someone X amount of years ago, they were ordinary. This stuff, though, had the look of objects that someone would want to take with them into the afterlife. Ceremonial, elegant, beautiful. On the whole, of no practical use.

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