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28th-Mar-2015 04:14 pm - RIP Blake Kero
B5-From the Stars
I've just read on FB that my online friend Blake Kero aka hillbillie has passed on. I was hoping the new therapy for her lung cancer would work (the worst part was that she never even smoked). I never met her but I've been an online friend of hers here and on FB for many years and I will miss her. The late Suzette Haden Elgin​ wrote this which always helps a bit when someone I know has passed on:
DEATH
(for one who has died)
You go from us
into a new becoming;
we rejoice for you and wish you an easy journey
into the Light.
The winds will speak to us of you,
the waters will mention your name;
snow and rain and fog,
first light and last light,
all will remind us that you had
a certain way of being
that was dear to us.
You go back to the land you came from
and on beyond.
We will watch for you,
from Time to Time.
Amen.
17th-Mar-2015 10:04 pm - iZombie
TV addict
Just finished watching "iZombie" and I really enjoyed it. Olivia the zombie may be an heir to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I look forward to viewing more eps in the weeks to come and I don't say that very often these days.
16th-Mar-2015 10:01 pm - Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
SF Lover
Hurray!! My favorite science fiction author Lois McMaster Bujold is coming out in February 2016 with a new book featuring Cordelia Vorkosigan titled "Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen". BTW there was a Lt. Jole in "The Vor Game" and a Commodore Jole in "Captain Vorpatril's Alliance" - could he be the Gentleman of the title? And is Cordelia the Red Queen or is she someone else? I can't wait  to read it - 11 months to go *sigh*
15th-Mar-2015 05:26 pm - Belle
applause
I'm dogsitting at my friends' place while they are out of town. I found they had DVRd "Belle" so I just finished watching it (except for the first 15 minutes that weren't recorded). What a terrific movie. The British make such admirable historical dramas far better than we do.  Many of the actors were so familiar yet totally within their characters - there was Penelope Wilton from "Downton Abbey", Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson and Tom Wilkinson whom I've seen in a number of things and Tom Felton who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series playing another nasty boy (poor guy I think he's being type cast). I'm pissed at myself that I didn't see it in the theater and one day I'm definitely going to somehow see the missing beginning.
10th-Mar-2015 02:40 pm - BtVS
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sueworld2003 pointed out to me that "Welcome to the Hellmouth", the first ep of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", premiered 18 years ago today !!!

Buffy certainly changed my world - I might not have gotten on to the internet when I did (around S5) except I wanted to read all the fanfic and converse with my fellow fans. It's incredible how tempus does fugit ;)
7th-Mar-2015 02:56 pm - Mourning
Parted from Me
Well it's been a week now and I'm recovering from my loss. I knew Leonard Nimoy had been ill and taken to the hospital so it really wasn't a complete shock. That evening I went again to see Baba Brinkman, the atheist rapper, perform in his Rap Guide to Religion and he mentioned Nimoy's passing in the show. It's incredible how many people also feel his loss and the variety: fans, performers, scientists, astronauts and the president. He will live long in our memories.

Tonight we "spring ahead" and the temperature here is starting to rise into the 40s and 50s...finally. I prefer winter to summer as one can always add another layer of clothing in winter while in summer there's just so much one can remove. This winter was as bad as last winter and back then we all thought we'd have a lousy summer but it was really a very nice one - I hope it's the same this year *fingers crossed*
27th-Feb-2015 02:32 pm - Man of Vulcan
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"Man of Vulcan ere we part, give oh give me back my heart." He never gave it back.

I am devastated. Leonard Nimoy has had my heart or, should I say Mr Spock has, since September 8, 1966. RIP Leonard Nimoy - you did good. You are parted from me yet never will be parted *sigh*

ETA: just came across this vid with some highlights in the life of my beloved:

18th-Feb-2015 07:24 pm - February 18
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I was feeling a bit depressed today as it was my mother's birthday - she would've been 104 had she lived *sigh* Anyway things improved when I found out one of my Needham relatives, my third cousin once removed (if I remember this correctly), found out she will be having a baby girl in July. Looking forward to another little girl in the family though I still think of her mother as a little girl. I don't feel that much older but knowing babies that grow up to have babies of their own does make one aware of the passing of the years.

ETA: They plan on naming the baby Violet Anne. Sweet name. Can't wait to meet her.
3rd-Feb-2015 12:32 pm - Suzette Haden Elgin
B5-From the Stars
Oh dear I just found out that Suzette Haden Elgin aka ozarque has passed on after several years of a form of dementia. Requiescat in pace wonderful writer who once wrote this:
DEATH
(for one who has died)

You go from us
into a new becoming;
we rejoice for you and wish you an easy journey
into the Light.
The winds will speak to us of you,
the waters will mention your name;
snow and rain and fog,
first light and last light,
all will remind us that you had
a certain way of being
that was dear to us.
You go back to the land you came from
and on beyond.
We will watch for you,
from Time to Time.
Amen.
ETA: I found a post from February 25, 2012 where her husband reports what was happening to her. So sad,
27th-Jan-2015 04:08 pm - Juno
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Well Juno has come and gone here in NYC. The mayor shut down the roads and the public transport last night at 11 and by 9 am this morning everything was back to normal or as normal as things could be with 8" of snow. I took a walk in Central Park earlier and it was one crowded winter wonderland as many people didn't have to go to work. I worry a bit about my relatives in the Boston area as it's been hit much harder. However it is winter and this is what happens in winter.
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