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Random Things, and more Vacation Pictures

I updated my writing blog with a little fanfic.

I've been having ideas for an alternate history wherein one little thing not happening changes everything -- in this case, Henry VIII NOT taking that fall and Queen Anne bearing a healthy baby boy, the younger brother of Princess Elizabeth and Prince of Wales. I have to do more serious research than watching The Tudors and reading Wikipedia entries to actually write anything, but the idea intrigues me.


Me with Craig Ferguson Gobber:





And other friends:















The Allure of the Seas is sponsored HEAVILY by Dreamworks. Dreamworks movie channel, Dreamworks first-run movies (we saw both Megamind and Puss in Boots on board -- loved the former, enjoyed the latter; worth seeing).

Also participated in a flash mob:



There were four or five classes during the cruise, and the "flash mob" itself was on the last day. It was fun!

More later.


I didn't sleep very well last night. Nyquil's formula change has made it work far less effectively, and I did not get the "best sleep you ever had with a cold," but instead was tossing and turning and having weird lapses into REM sleep which resulted in far too mundane and normal dreams involving day-to-day things like work and home which were too realistic to allow for any flights of fancy. I'm too sick to do anything but not sick enough to just lay around all day in my pajamas, so I made myself get up and do things, which actually made me feel somewhat better (largely because my sinuses drained). Throat still hurts.

Now cleaning off Tivo a little and listening to Bo whine that Barb has unjustly imprisoned him in his box, just because he wanted us to stop boring him and get up and do something worthy of dog entertainment.

Of course it DIDN'T rain today, but they said it probably would, so I didn't do any laundry. Fie. (Well, it's clouding up now; but if I'd done at least a load this morning, it might be mostly dry by now. It's been surprisingly damp in Arizona the last week or so.)

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nutmeg3
Dec. 18th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
You met a lemur! Or at least I think one of those creatures was a lemur, LOL! Hope you feel better soon.
wildrider
Dec. 18th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Yes, that's King Julien of the lemurs in Madagascar, a movie which is not great, but a whole lot of fun (and lots of lemurs).

I figured that may be as close to Craig Ferguson as I'll ever get. :D
emerybored
Dec. 18th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
King Julien and the flash mob: you really like to "Move It, Move It."

I know this is probably sacrilege, but I prefer Dreamworks movies, in general. They tend to be a little more funny and creative, and not as sappy. I don't like to cry at cartoons.

I hope you feel better soon! I've been battling a sinus infection that's trying VERY HARD to turn into bronchitis. The sore throat's the worst symptom by far, though. I, personally, recommend the Airborne tablets (the walgreens brand, walborne, works great). It kept me from being super-fevery, achy sick for more than 24 hours.
wildrider
Dec. 18th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
I haven't been sick in a while, despite the stress and overwork (which surprises me).

I can see where you're coming from, but I definitely prefer Pixar. I like the Dreamworks flicks a great deal for their humor, but I DO like a sensitive movie and think cartoons aren't just for kids, so aiming them at all ages appeals to me.

I had some King Julien icons a while back, but don't remember where they are... :D
manoah
Dec. 18th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
I would totally read your Tudor fic. Tudor England is one of my favorite periods of history.

Heh, you and Craig Gobber!
wildrider
Dec. 18th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
I know, I love that stuff, and I'm a sucker for alternate histories/universes (hence my adoration of Fringe). I've always been a big fan of Elizabeth I. The entire era is fascinating, all the way back to Richard.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 18th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
what fun pictures

i think your historical AU is interesting sounding
wildrider
Dec. 18th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
I started thinking on it with my "steampunk-ish" Renaissance world, wondering when things diverged. I love alternate histories...
cornerofmadness
Dec. 18th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
it could be a lot of fun
wildrider
Dec. 19th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Of course, the hard part (for me) is an actual PLOT -- I can crank out characters doing daily stuff like a madwoman, but that doesn't make a story!
cornerofmadness
Dec. 19th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
true and plots can be slippery little fishes sometimes
sillymagpie
Dec. 18th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
My gosh, it's a freaking Disneyland on the sea!
wildrider
Dec. 18th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
Pretty much, although the Disney cruise ships have a lock on those particular trademarks (our Disney cruise was only a three-day one, we didn't have the time to pose with the Disney characters, but they had 'em).

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