May. 10th, 2011

  • 12:51 PM
pepper: You are entitled to your opinion. It's your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is IRRITATING. (B7 irritating opinion)
Oh, RDA. I love you, but you Twitter like a 14-year-old.



(Is it wrong that I find it cute?)


My mum and I are planning a trip to Stratford-on-Avon to watch Macbeth at the RSC. Somehow, I've never seen a live production of Macbeth. I really wanted to see one particular production, years ago, because it was starring Paul Darrow, but I never managed to get it together. I go from nought to to fandom in 40 words or less. )

Okay, I'm done.

Sep. 14th, 2010

  • 3:02 PM
pepper: MacGyver, having an idea (Mac idea)
Random picspam. Wikipedia has the most adorable picture of RDA on their entry for him, taken on the set of MacGyver, circa 1985:

Cut because your screen might EXPLODE from the CUTE (and also because not all of you are interested in RDA). )


Speaking of picspam, I must soon bring you photos of the jousting (OMG) that I went to see, last Sunday. Real-life jousting, in full armour, on horseback! You should've seen those lances splintering.

Hey, look, it's Talk Like A Pirate Day this Sunday...

Aug. 9th, 2010

  • 12:01 PM
pepper: Swan on green river (Swan)
Things I have done recently:

- Discovered a meadow - with cows! - right in the middle of Oxford. Okay, yes, I'm sure everyone else already knew about Christ Church Meadow, and I had in fact seen one of the entrances to it, but I'd never investigated it. Cows! In the city!

- Went to see The A-Team. Da-da-duh-duuuuh, duh-duh-DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH... I practically bounced all the way home, feeling like I was seven again. EXPLOSIONS! Plans coming together! MORE EXPLOSIONS! Overkill is underrated! YET MORE EXPLOSIONS TIMES ELEVENTY! It was exactly like my memory of the A-Team, and not at all like actually rewatching the A-Team, IYSWIM. If you go see it, stick around until the end of the credits (unlike everyone else in the cinema with me - what is their hurry?).

Spoilers. )

- Watched two more Mac S6 episodes, of which more later.

- Seriously underestimated RDA's capacity for incomprehensible text-speak. Zoiks.

- Also watched the last ep of Sherlock – only three eps? Boo. Also, bastards, for that ending. Loved the umpty-billion references to the original stories. V. fond of John.

- I'm sure there was something else...

- ...Nope, it's not coming back to me.

ETA: Oh, I remembered! My local shop is now selling kulfi lollies, in pistachio (my favourite!) and it makes me very haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
pepper: Sam/Jack kiss from Window of Opportunity (WoO kiss)
Under the wire, I have posted a fic to the Porn Battle X: Ordinary Tweeple, RPF, Richard Dean Anderson/Amanda Tapping, NC-17, 1744 words. From the prompt 'Twitter', dammit.

Ohhhhhh, I'm going to Hell.

Jul. 21st, 2010

  • 10:00 AM
pepper: Sam Carter and MacGyver (Mac/Sam)
Two Mac episodes in a row which begin with his car breaking down. Mac, sweetheart, darling, snookums, I know your beloved grandpa left it to you, and it's a pretty awesome shade of turquoise that matches that hideous shirt you seem to love, but maybe you should buy a vehicle built after 1955? Don't give me that crap about aliens being responsible for the second breakdown, the X-Files won't come out for another three years. Besides which, the front end might be pretty, but from the back it looks like you should have five bratty kids and a dog.

'Bitter Harvest' is the run-of-the-mill plotline as mentioned previously (Wealthy Evil doing down Virtuous Poor, etc etc). I know I was wishing for that, but it's... very unexciting. Mac just can't help getting involved, can he? All part of his charm.

Cut for spoilers (and because I just think it looks tidier). )

ETA: RDA enthusing about French Impressionist painters. *swoons*

Jul. 19th, 2010

  • 11:15 AM
pepper: Sam/Jack kiss from Window of Opportunity (WoO kiss)
Been watching MacGyver season 6 this weekend, as I've got season 7 on its way. 'Lesson in Evil' is possibly the most unnecessarily involved and yet ridiculously stupid serial killer plot ever. It's as if Dr. Lecter Zito is trying to get himself caught by making his plan so slow and improbable that it can't help but fail. And even then, even then, Good only triumphs because Good has been working out.

(There was a bit where Zito says something along the lines of "Evil will always win, because Good..." and I finished, "is dumb." Spaceballs has ruined me.)

Oh, Mac. I'm disappointed in you. )

Jul. 2nd, 2010

  • 9:33 AM
pepper: From the cover of one of the Angelique novels. (Angelique)
I seem to not have words lately. *shrug*


[wind whistling, tumbleweeds tumbling, dogs barking in the distance]


Yes. Welcome to my journal of silence. Sheesh.

RDA, pls to be learning the 140 character limit. Your Tweets make even less sense (who'd have thought it was possible?). Still, so cute.

I watched 'Holiday' yesterday - young!SG-1 gets me every time. I hope that ep made everyone realise that they needed to give Chris Judge more to do OMG. He does a great imitation of Jack, but RDA conversely does a pretty poor imitation of Teal'c - 'be expressionless' isn't really playing to his strengths.

I'm trying to work out whether Ma'chello already knew that it could all be fixed with a bit of musical bodies. Surely he must? He built the machine, after all - he must know its capabilities. But despite his insistance that he'd totally go back if only he could, he never actually makes it clear that there is a way. He does sort of hint at it, and Sam picks it up straight away - and he seems to realise, 'Wow, this woman is really smart'. It would've been interesting to have more of Ma'chello on base, talking to Sam. Not good from a future storyline perspective, but they would have found it interesting. :)

I was... was I dreaming about reading bad romantic novels? That's just strange. Oh well.

Tea tea tea.

Apr. 2nd, 2009

  • 2:47 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Geek chic)
Happy birthday, [ profile] moonshayde! Hope it's full of sunshine and nice things!


I just tried to phone someone, but accidentally got through to Pinewood Studios instead.


So, yes. I guess they're in the phone book, but still. That was the exciting moment of my day.


We're enduring an IT migration at the moment. The end result should be wonderful, but so far I'm on the third iteration of my email address, and so no one can contact me, and I don't dare send out "This is my new address" emails, in the fear they'll be wrong. Plus, the auto-response I put on my old email is giving everyone the email address I thought I was going to get, and I can't stop it because I can no longer access that. Le sigh. Still, the end is in sight, and the new stuff is much better than the old stuff.

But if my co-worker doesn't stop going on and on every two minutes about how DIFFICULT it all is, how much she HATES the new system, and how she's HAVING A BAD DAY, blah blah blah, etc etc, I may beat her about the head with my lovely new keyboard. And then I'll go to prison, and that would be sad. But they're migrating the entire system. And it's Windows. What did she expect?

I like having the IT guys around, though - we've been talking about BBC computers with their cassettes and their 10 PRINT HELP I'M TRAPPED IN A COMPUTER FACTORY, 20 GOTO 10 (that's from memory, so may be wrong), and solid old Amstrads, etc. Ah, the old days... at the time, it all seemed so exciting. :)


I think I need to do some more screencapping of RDA-things-that-are-not-Stargate. Lots of MacGyver, for instance. In sloooo-ooo-ooow motion. It's a hard life. :)

Plants. Oh, and RDA.

  • Mar. 31st, 2009 at 2:13 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Raspberry)
So, I'm taking over [ profile] rda_daily for April - eep! Well, it's a friendly place, and... I still feel like I should offer my credentials. I am a co-mod for [ profile] redial_the_gate (The Light today, woohoo!), and [ profile] jacksamfriends (deadline 6 April, OMG!), and... oh, you all know me. *g*

Let's see if I can remember to do this every day for a month. I'm currently managing to keep alive a windowsill-full of strawberry plants (too early for fruit as yet, but they're growing like anything), so I'm fairly confident. Fortunately, if I start talking aloud to the comm, or playing Beethoven to see if it'll encourage growth, no one will actually hear me.

Except A, but he already knows I'm crazy.


On the subject of plants, I'm also growing some basil, and a pot of rosemary, but the rosemary is dead, dead, dead, and in fairness I think it was pretty much already gone when I bought it. Despite having killed a fair few plants in my time, I'm actually putting my mind to it at the moment, and am pretty sure I'm doing all the right stuff re. not over/under watering, some but not too much sunlight, big enough pot, etc etc.

I had a huge and beautiful rosemary plant when I was in college, but stupidly I didn't take it with me when I left. It has such a lovely smell. I have a nice recipe for rosemary and cheese mini muffins that taste like they're doing good stuff to your brain, somehow. They only really work with the very fresh stuff, because the dried is so godawful tough.


Fic: Tan Lines (NC-17, RPF, RDA/AT)

  • Jan. 29th, 2009 at 12:56 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Schmoop)
Title: Tan Lines
Author: Pepper
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 1085
Pairing: Richard Dean Anderson/Amanda Tapping
Summary: There's something in that intent look that throws her off-track.
A/N: Written for [ profile] oxoniensis's Porn Battle VII, posted here.

Yes, yes, yes, RPF. I'm a freak, I know.


It's her turn to come back sun-warmed and lightly roasted )



Writer's Block: DIY

  • Jan. 23rd, 2009 at 12:34 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Squee)
[Error: unknown template qotd](I noticed this on [ profile] quarryquest's LJ, rather than LJ homepage.)

Well, clearly someone is a fan - today is RDA's 59th birthday.

I had a MacGyver moment years ago, when I'd locked myself out. Okay, that part isn't very Mac - but how I dealt with it was. I walked around to the green space that backed on to our garden, and climbed over the fence (greeted with enthusiastic puzzlement by our dog). The back door was locked, but I saw the key was in the lock, and I worked out that I could push it through, and then reach through the catflap and get it, and let myself in.

It's a well-known burglar's trick, but at the time I was a mere schoolchild, and had never heard of such a thing, so I was very proud of my work. I could've stayed outside with the dog without being too bored, but it was cold. And I pointed out to my parents later that we shouldn't keep the key in the lock like that.

I miss having a dog. They're good companionship for having lone adventures.


  • Apr. 25th, 2008 at 6:49 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Yo-yo)
Poor RDA and his toesies. He does sound fed up –

Oh, and speaking of such things - [profile] katcorvi , I hope your foot is feeling better now!

RDA writes an awful lot like A, which is a little spooky for me. Or maybe most people talk that brand of nonsense to their nearest and dearest, and it's just that RDA isn't embarrassed to talk like that to a wider audience, too.

ETA: Meep! Sky One is planning a reimagining of Blake's Seven, a la Battlestar Galactica! I... am not sure how I feel about that. I'll stick with "hopeful" for the time being.

Teh hot

  • Mar. 21st, 2008 at 7:25 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Sexy Boys)
Okay, [personal profile] crazedturkey did this, and it looked like a good idea. Ten men to whom I would not say 'no'.

(A, look away. It would only be if you'd been hit by a bus and I was in need of meaningless comfort in my utter, devastating grief, you know that. x)

ETA: People upon whom I would like to take out a contract:

- Television announcers who tell you the plot of upcoming CSI episodes. I spent the whole thing knowing that the 'missing person' had had an affair with her lecturer, and was dead in a dumpster - information they didn't uncover until about 40 minute through. Thank you so much.

- David Jason, or whoever keeps hiring him to be in Terry Pratchett TV adaptations. Rincewind? Rincewind?!? I have no words. They'll hire him to play Granny Weatherwax next.

Oh, Monday...

  • Mar. 17th, 2008 at 12:12 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Easily Amoosed)

Dudes. I'm so glad the main wave of Ark of Truth reviews is (surely) over. It's not so much the avoiding of spoilers - I'm admiring how thorough everyone is being with that, by the way – but just that you've all been talking about that, and I'm booooooooooored! I have nothing to read! Bah. *is self-centred and should probably not spend so much time pressing refresh on lj anyway*


Aug. 23rd, 2007

  • 11:05 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Yo-yo)
Has anyone else got Stargate: The Ultimate Visual Guide?

The book itself is fun, but you can probably find all the information in it somewhere online. I just wanted to share the foreword, as written by RDA, with people who are as odd as me. This is purely because I like the way he talks (or writes, rather). It's... characteristic.

So, thus, therefore, for your amusement and delight (I'm so easily influenced), here it is, in all its glory.


Jun. 8th, 2007

  • 4:13 PM
pepper: There are only two ways a child can go with a name like Pippin Galadriel Moonchild, and Pepper had chosen the other one. (Good Omens Pepper)
I haven't actually blathered on my lj much this week. I think I unnerved myself by tagging all the posts I felt were blather (i.e. the random thoughts in my head about green tea ice cream, the doors at work, my ankle itching, kitchen cupboard picnics...), and that tag being so damn huge in the little cloud to the left. But, heck, I do blather, and it doesn't seem to have put y'all off me yet, so...
This weekend I is mostly going to be going to Hen Night pt. 2: Revenge Of The Southern Comfort & Cranberry. I need to bring a dish, and I'm trying to think what. I don't really do savouries so much, but I do a mean line in sweet pastries. I might do Eccles cakes, Welsh cakes, something like that - all carefully nut-free, 'cause I don't want the bride-to-be to stop being able to breathe. And, ohh, maybe some Cheesy Marmite Twists (puff pastry, rolled out thin, cut into two equal-size pieces, spread with Marmite, sprinkled with grated cheese, sandwiched together, cut into strips, twisted like twisty things, and baked). They're quite partyish.
I have made myself a Good Omens icon. That book was the reason I chose this username, after all, so I thought I should. It's a bit of a boring icon, but it was a ten-minute job: I may play around with Photoshop some more this evening, I'm quite in the mood for sticking silly captions on photos.
Oh, have now seen Firehouse, and would mostly like to say... WTF? Whoa there a second, back that firetruck up a little and show me what HAPPENED TO MICHAEL, DAMMIT! Also, I totally thought that woman's policeman husband would turn out to be the sniper – all the stuff about wanting her barefoot and pregnant had me convinced he was a psycho. Eesh.
I have been trying to choose a fic (well, it's about time!) for my [profile] gateverse_remix, but it's not easy. Too much good stuff to choose from. On the other hand, reading through lots of lovely fic isn't exactly a hardship. Oh, and [profile] abyssinia4077  tells me I'm allowed to write Jack's lost year (post Stargate film, pre-COTG), as a reward for finishing my remix. *g* I haven't done angst in yonks. Funny, that used to be what I usually wrote, but when I came to Stargate, I gravitated towards the fluffier end of the spectrum.
I may have an Indian takeaway this evening. There's a lovely place near me that does a most excellent vegetable korma.
Okay, I'm done.  

Jun. 1st, 2007

  • 4:25 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Amor Vincit Omnia)

Spectacularly repellent cough I have here. You guys, stop writing funny stuff (I'm looking at you, Abyssis. ZOMG, Daniel and Sam, PhD, hahaha!). Laughing sets me off. ;)

*glees at copy of In The Eyes Of A Stranger that landed on my doorstep with perfect timing for my day off sick* Ooh, RDA... nice hair. You could lose the beard, though. 

I've gone through and re-tagged all my lj posts properly, so everything is findable. Particularly if you want to read my blathering. Also, I made a new icon, which I am using at every given opportunity. Because I can. Also the two icons below, which will probably only be funny to those of you who've seen the first episode of Black Books.


Random stuff in my brain

  • May. 16th, 2007 at 10:15 AM
pepper: Pepperpot (Ahhh coffee)
It had to happen sometime. Animation lesson yesterday went a little pear-shaped. I managed to do... something... which meant the figure I'd spent the last 45 minutes designing ceased to exist. Except I could still see it. But I couldn't alter it or select it or do anything other than click repeatedly on it and growl, "Why? Why is there no object selected? It's RIGHT THERE! I'm SELECTING IT NOW!"
Whatever I did, I did it so thoroughly that even the tutor couldn't fix it. Sigh. At least when I screw up, I really screw up. *g*
(It was no great loss to Art, but it's annoying because we're supposed to use the thing we made this week in next week's lesson. I may try and recreate it at home – hopefully without pressing the Look-But-Don't-Touch button, this time. I wish I could figure out what I did, so I'd know what to avoid next time.)
And in other random caps, I HAVE HAD A PROPER IDEA FOR MY SDFICATHON STORY. *hugs idea tightly*. All other ideas seemed to die a death at round about the 500 word mark (I've easily got a thousand words plus of half-baked ideas, but I suspect someone might object if I submitted that *g). I'm going to get it done. I know I am. *checks new deadline nervously* Yeah. I can do it.
I want to post something creative. It feels like it's been a while. Okay, there have been fic snippets, but nothing... nothing big that I've come up with the idea, worked on over some time, finished, polished, sent to a beta, re-edited... all that stuff. I miss the perspiration part of writing - it's all been fleeting inspiration stuff of late.
I'm going to go get some breakfast. Anyone want a cuppa?

edit: Oh! I forgot to say, I got my MacGyver season 4 yesterday (at last). Reactions so far: I don't like what they've done with the theme tune, it's funny (but slightly sad) to watch him with Terri Hatcher, and I don't think the kid they got to play Young MacGyver looked much like him. And I think RDA would have made a good theatre actor (except for the not-memorising-his-lines thing) - he comes across as really exaggerated on camera, sometimes. Uses his whole body to express himself. Emotions writ large on his face.

Apr. 19th, 2007

  • 10:20 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Wisecrack)
One last one (because I felt sorry for Jonas and Teal'c in that last one)... 

(edit: Stick-figure art, in case you're wondering before you clicky. And I use the word 'art' in it's absolutely loosest sense. *g*)

Apr. 12th, 2007

  • 12:20 PM
pepper: Pepperpot (Easily Amoosed)
Moebius behind-the-scenes pics and transcript. Why? Because I was watching this bit (again) last night, and it made me laugh (again). So I thought I'd share the funny.

WARNING: Moebius spoilers. Sort of.

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