lolmac: (Canvas)
Sunday, June 16th, 2030 12:00 pm
How can you be in two places at once when you're not anywhere at all? )
If you aren’t familiar with LOLMac, or only vaguely:  this is an image gallery.  I post a new LOL every weekday.

There’s mouseover text on every LOL.  (I've had people not notice until this several months along.)

I attribute every image and every idea other people give me, and I’m always on the lookout for new material. The archive is over 1200 items deep, and I recently started posting some of the older “classics” on Tumblr:  icanhastofu.tumblr.com.  Snurch at will, as long as you attribute!  There are icon galleries for the snurching thereof.
Oh, and don’t forget to check for the mouseover text on each image.
Split Decision, Season 7    Screen Capture from: [community profile] rda_daily

awful puns, crackfic, attributions and stuff )
lolmac: (Default)
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 12:00 pm
It’s LOLMac’s fifth LOLiversary!

For your enjoyment:a walk down meme-ery lane )

Sharp-eyed regulars here will note several points of historic interest: of which I blather under the cut )
lolmac: (Albuquerque)
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 11:00 pm
As most of you already know, prior to my cross-country move, I started a parallel journal, [livejournal.com profile] bethinexile.  During the move itself, I kept it invitation-only and locked down, since I was (for example) posting about the actual locations of two women traveling across the country by car, which isn't information I want to share in real time with the general populace.

The move is over and I'm now settling in on this side of the continent.  Accordingly, I have unlocked the journal.  I didn't post in as much detail as I had hoped, due to limited time and energy; I have more ruminations along those lines.  Moreover, I will use that journal for future posts about my writing, as well as life in general.  I will not be posting about writing to this journal any more (so the lineup of LOLs will no longer suffer interruptions).

So feel free to visit or Friend me over there as well!  To get things nicely started, I just posted a set of ficlets over there, for multiple fandoms.

'Beth
December 2010
lolmac: (LOLMac)
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 12:00 pm
Warning: long rambly personal writer-ly ponderations under the cut.

Teal deer under here . . . )
lolmac: (Kitty)
Thursday, July 1st, 2010 05:00 pm
So, um, yeah, I haven't been showing much progress on my word meter, and I'm not finished with chapter 14 yet.  *cough cough*  Remember the Wheaton/Scalzi fanfic writing contest, that I posted about at the end of May?  Well, I finished my entry and submitted it yesterday.  As of last night, I am officially No Longer Being Distracted By A Second Project, and I'm back to Mac.

In the meanwhile, the contest results won't be announced until some time in August, and in the interim, the contestants are being encouraged to post their stories if they so choose.

Before you attempt to read this, you might want to go back to Scalzi's blog and look at the picture again.  Especially if you haven't seen it before.  (True, in that case, you won't actually be 'seeing it again', but let's not get overly pedantic, okay?)

This may or may not be the crackiest thing I've done -- Doctor Who and the Hodge-Podge is certainly a contender -- but it must be close.  I'm not even sure how much one can count it as RPF.  It's more like Unreal Person Fic -- including the implausible set-up, with two real people saying, "Hey, write fic about us."  (Followed immediately by the admonition "But no slash!")  (Quickly modified to "No explicit sex!  Non-sexual situations such as china shopping are okay, though.")

Cut for length and possible toxic emanations . . .  )

And yes, I'm back to finishing Reverb now.  I promise!
lolmac: (Shrubbery)
Thursday, October 15th, 2009 12:00 pm
. . . for a brief announcement:

I posted on Sunday about the writing contest I had entered, a prompt-challenge in John Scalzi's weekly column on science fiction movies.

The winner was announced this morning:

I WON.

Squeeeeee!!!!!


lolmac: (LOLChocolate)
Friday, December 19th, 2003 12:00 pm
For icons!

All are free for the snurching. Please credit.

Demons Ma Dalton The Challenge ack, can't remember offhand RDA in Saint Tropez
lolmac: (Shush)
Friday, October 31st, 2003 12:00 pm
Well, I had a truly rip-roaring month on fanfic.net:  I posted my very first Stargate fics -- two of them, totaling exactly 139 words (one sexy drabble and a silly joke item 39 words long) -- and observed with fascination that Stargate fic readers tend to behave like starved sharks when there's words in the water.  I blew well past 1,000 hits for the month, which is phenomenal for me, especially considering that I haven't been doing this for very long.

And then, three days ago, a screeching halt.  One hit a day.  My over-inflated ego withers and sobs.

Is it just me, or did anyone else suddenly get flatlined?  Given how well we know that ff.net never has technical problems, and is always timely with its acknowledgements of any glitches, and works speedily to resolve any technical issues . . . ("Wow, sarcasm.  That's original . . . ")
lolmac: (where's my cake?)
Friday, October 24th, 2003 12:00 pm
The inestimable [livejournal.com profile] katxander drew this for my birthday!

The perfect birthday card for a camel smuggler!!!
lolmac: (screwball)
Saturday, October 11th, 2003 12:00 pm
On Wednesday, Scalzi announced a writing contest in his regular AMC column, located here.  Here's the gist:

"Below you will find a selection of writing assignments, based on various science fiction movies and/or science fiction filmmakers. Write up one or more, and put them into the comments below (one writing assignment per comment -- keep them short and punchy). Here's the juicy part: I'll select my favorite from the bunch and AMC will award its author a DVD set of the original The Prisoner. It's that easy! Have fun.

1. Write a brief monologue from the point of view of the creature who burst out of the chest of John Hurt in Alien.

2. Whilst visiting an alien world to collect plant samples, one of your crew ran afoul of the local sentient life, forcing you to cut short the mission and then subsequently mount a rescue attempt to retrieve said crew member. Write the discipline report for the crew member, whom the local sentients labeled as E.T.

3. Will Smith has agreed to do your next movie! Congratulations. Now pitch that movie to a studio executive. In addition to Smith, the movie must contain at least four of the following ten elements: A toothbrush; a small primate known as the Aye-Aye; a mad scientist; a robot who learns to love; shape-shifting zombie cats; a sexy podiatrist; a 1972 AMC Gremlin; Red Vines; a ticking time bomb; any one member of either Duran Duran or the Jonas Brothers, depending on your generational inclinations.

4. You are the founding member of the Jar-Jar Binks Reclamation Project who has come to the San Diego Comic-Con to spread the Gospel of Jar-Jar. You have one hundred fifty words to make your argument to the assembled masses. Go.

5. Similarly: you are at an academic film conference to give a presentation. The title of your talk? Uwe Boll: The Most Important Film Director of the Last Decade. Provide the synopsis paragraph of this talk, and/or recount how you escaped from the auditorium in which you gave the talk alive.

6. Write a short monologue from the point of view of The Terminator. NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond the filmmakers control, Arnold Schwarzenegger is not available to play the role of The Terminator. The role of The Terminator will instead be played by C-3P0. Please incorporate this fact into your monologue.

7. You are a screenwriter. Show us a short scene from your upcoming Matrix sequel, entitled Agent Smith: Telemarketer.

8. The movie Dune has been remade. The name of the newest version is Muad'Dib! The Musical, starring Hugh Jackman as Paul. You are a critic. Write the review.

9. Stung by the reviews of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen that describe the flick as being utterly without any redeeming qualities, director Michael Bay declares that the next Transformers movie will have a story and script based on one of the plays of William Shakespeare. In no more than two paragraphs, write a synopsis of that movie, using any Shakespeare play you like. NOTE: No fair using Titus Andronicus.

10. A group of science fiction sidekick characters have come together for their monthly support group/happy hour. The event takes place at TGI Friday's or some other moderately-priced restaurant chain. Provide us a glimpse of the transcript from that meeting."

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Click for my own entry )
lolmac: (42)
Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 12:00 pm
Reverb is finished. 

I completed and posted the Epilogue last week; I also did a very minor revision to the end of what used to be Chapter 15, the last chapter.  Chapter 15 is now chapters 15 and 16, because the friggin' thing really was waay too long to be a single chapter.

For those who dislike WIPs and are eyeing me askance, muttering 'you said it was finished last time!!':  nothing significant happened in the Epilogue; the plot really did wind up in the final chapter.  The epilogue is, in fact, entirely gratuitous. But epilogues are fun, and there's nothing really wrong with 'gratuitous', is there?

Gratuitous stuff . . .  )
lolmac: (LOLMac)
Friday, September 12th, 2003 12:00 pm
I haven’t done a weekend post for a while, because I’ve been off in the wilds of darkest Ohio, enjoying the lovely scenery. And on the rare occasions when I could stop looking at my partner, I even glanced out the window at the trees and stuff. Ahem. I did manage to get more reading and research done, and to get the first chapter of the new story fit to post. It’s now out in public here on fanfic.net, and in a spirit of egregious self-promotion I’m also posting the first half of the chapter under a cut here. Just to be a tease.

Reverb )
~

And I’m in a quandary. I hate writing blurbs and summaries. I’m lousy at it. And this one is a particular dilemma: the whole opening sequence is basically one long reveal, leading up to what should be an unexpected situation (well, unexpected based on the usual range of Macfic, anyway). I’m chafing at the need to include a summary at all, but it’s expected and necessary for readership in the wild, heartless jungle of ff.net.  (Or, as some apparently call it, The Pit.)

My first attempt at a summary came across, at least to me, as gruesomely pretentious. I’m not much keener on my second.  Ack.

So anyone who’d be willing to read the first chapter and make summary suggestions would be doing me a monumental favour! I’ll even offer custom iconification to anyone who can help . . .

'Beth
September 2009
lolmac: (Noir)
Friday, August 29th, 2003 12:00 pm
Or maybe that should be 'collaborateuse'?

As most folks know, I've been editing and betaing for [info]Lothi since about five minutes after I snuck into the Mac-verse (after picking a lock on a back entry).  We've talked occasionally about actually collaborating, and ironically enough, we have finally done so -- not on MacGyver, but on The Man From UNCLE, Lothi's current new passion.  Specifically, she started working on a mildly AU gapfiller to an episode with a rather lame ending -- okay, a totally lame ending -- and I ended up inviting myself along for the ride, so to speak.

Act I of "The Matriphobia Affair" is posted here on ff.net, or you can read it with pretty screen caps here on Lothi's LJ.  Act II is under construction.

more conspiratorialism )
lolmac: (Lasers)
Wednesday, August 27th, 2003 12:00 pm
Well, here's something to get the weekend started -- this is the last chapter of this story (well, novel . . . ).

There is still an epilogue to come, but no further cliffhangers.  Those of you who have been waiting until it's finished can consider starting at this point; or wait till the epilogue is posted as well.

Anyone who still wants to make spoilery comments or discuss chapter 14, you can do so by clicking here.

Chapter 15 teaser:
Rocks and trees and trees and rocks and assassins . . . )
Chapter 15 is posted here, and the story actually starts here.

'Beth
August 2010
lolmac: (OMG)
Friday, August 22nd, 2003 11:16 am
SPOILER ALERT:  I really recommend that you do not read this chapter out of sequence.  Comments to this post are a Designated Spoilery Zone.


Here's the teaser, which is guaranteed to be spoiler-free:

Reverb

Chapter 14:  Double Negative


Anne Moses, formerly Cooke, was in her late 70s now, and seemed frail and drawn; with her white hair and fine features, the resemblance to her daughter struck Mac immediately. She held out a blue-veined hand to him as he entered, escorted by the three Newfoundlands.

“How do you do, Mr. – MacGyver? Is that correct?” Her accent was English, rich and patrician. “Do I presume that you’re the same MacGyver who rescued my daughter when she was kidnapped?”

“Yes, ma’am – ”

“I wish you had come to see me then. I would have liked to thank you. Please, do sit down.”

She seated herself on the couch, and two of the dogs joined her, Eliphaz lying at her feet while Bildad, an evident favourite, climbed onto the cushions beside her. Mac settled into one of the chairs, and Zophar promptly lay down heavily on top of his right foot, threatening to cut off circulation. Mac reached down and ruffled the dog’s thick fur.

“Mrs. Moses, I’m real sorry about all this. It’s gotta be hard on you, having the past brought up.”

Anne simply bent her head slightly, a regal acquiescence. MacGyver drew a deep breath and hoped the dog lying on his foot wouldn’t change her mind about him when he started to say upsetting things.

“I presume this has something to do with Ashton?” Anne inquired softly.

“Yes, ma’am.”

Anne closed her eyes. “Mr. MacGyver, please tell me the truth. Was her death an accident?”

“Yes.”

Mac watched her open her eyes and breathe again, running a gnarled hand along the dog’s back. He wished he didn’t have to keep asking questions.

“Did the money stop coming after she died?”

Anne stiffened. Bildad raised his head and looked at Mac reproachfully. “I’m not following you,” she said coolly.

“The money that your son used to send.”

Anne’s voice dropped from cool to glacial. “We’ve been through this all before, and if you’re here to harass me again – I never had a son, for god’s sake – ” The chilly voice was heating up quickly.

MacGyver held up an abrupt hand, stilling her for a moment. With the other hand he drew out the photo Jacqui Murry had given him and held it so the light fell on it clearly. “He’s the one on the left, isn’t he?”

Anne was suddenly silent. Mac pressed on. “He took the picture himself, using a timer. He was into photography, wasn’t he?”

- - -

The chapter is here, and the story actually starts here.

August 2010
lolmac: (LOLChocolate)
Thursday, August 21st, 2003 12:00 pm
It’s certainly not from Chevy Chase. It’s actually from Idaho, where I’m visiting my sister, whilst the ever-magnificent [livejournal.com profile] pepper_field covers RDA Daily for the weekend, freeing me from Internet Schedule Angst.

cut for whinging )
ETA:  The Chapter 14 post for Reverb is here.
lolmac: (Shush)
Saturday, August 16th, 2003 12:00 pm
So, now that the whole Stargate Fan Awards voting business is tidied away . . .

I reset my word meter this week, to officially kick off the new story. The signs of progress are a bit deceptive, though; most of the word count so far is the work I did back in May. I’ve made damned little progress this week in actual writing, with tonight – Saturday night – being the most productive by far.

I’ve mostly spent the time (when I wasn’t, you know, working, eating, sleeping, etc.) in Ponder Mode: envisioning the overall plot, considering characters, looking for interesting angles, chewing over inherent problems.  Planning what kind of research I need to do.  Making lots of notes. And smashing into frequent walls. I hit the Unmitigated Crap Zone for the first time in months.

in the zone )

The bright spot is that tonight, after several days of mulling but no real writing, I got a decent chunk of work done. And I even got to add a teensy leetle bit to my word meter.

'Beth
August 2009
lolmac: (grave danger)
Friday, August 15th, 2003 12:00 pm
Some of my LOLMacs are in the running in the 2008 Stargate Fan Awards. (Actually, it's for Stargate, so they're all LOLJacks.)  Voting is finally open, and the link is here:  http://sg-awards.com/

More details here )

Huzzah!  Voting has been extended to August 15th!  Many thanks to archersangel for the info!!
lolmac: (Freud)
Friday, August 8th, 2003 12:00 pm
Well. First off, I learned something new and exciting this week: apparently, when I archive these posts after their moment of weekend glory, they do, in fact, make the same change on people’s Flists and retire themselves to the back of the line. Foo. I’m archiving them to 2002, and they’re all tagged ‘egregious egotism’. I may put up a link to the archive at some point, if there seems to be any point to it.

The final chapter of Revision was posted on Monday night, which means it’s now the sixth day since I had an active project, and I started twitching by the third day. Guess I’m addicted.

more blathering )

Cheers to all, and stay tuned for more LOLs next week.  For some reason, I've been getting tons of Jack ideas and only a few for Mac.  Nice of the boys to take turns!

'Beth
August 2009