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Looking at NCIS fanfic will give you a specific feel to how Ducky speaks. "Anthony" this and "Abigail" that. Reading that a person would assume that this is accurate to how Ducky talks in canon.

But you would be wrong.

statistics and babble ahoy )
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Gibbs' Rules with episodes where mentioned )

Final eta- I stopped watching NCIS early in S10 so if there have been any rules given or changed since then this list won't include them unless someone comments/messages me with them.
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Playing for Change is a foundation dedicated to connecting the world through music. Here is the Ben E. King classic "Stand By Me" done by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe. Listen and be amazed.

Playing For Change | Song Around The World "Stand By Me" from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.
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I'm sure everyone has read about this already, but just in case you haven't be aware that over the weekend people began noticing that Amazon took down the ratings of many GLBTQ books (fiction and nonfiction) claiming adult content issues, while leaving the ratings for sex toys, playboy books and things of those nature.

For all the info you'll need to understand this please see hllangel's post

There's the possibility it was all some sort of badly planned out glitch, but it seems unlikely.

And because I forgot to post it last night- google bomb: Amazon Rank
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I bought a big huge dove chocolate bar to eat during Passover when I was doing the shopping for the Seder.

Now I can't find it.

I am a very unhappy camper.
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Since we all love a little h/c I thought I'd post the various sites I just came across with information that might help write more accurate whump.

Specifically about head/brain injuries:

Amnesia in the movies vs real life- A look at how poorly Hollywood and the movie industry deals with amnesia and memory loss.

A similar article with a romance story theme
- also lots of good information.

TMI About TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)- lots of easy to understand information about brain injuries.

General injuries:

The Cascade Hospital- Specially put together for "The Sentinel" but tons of useful medical information.

Johns Hopkins Autopsy Resource:

A [ profile] little_details post "Resources: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"

the Inception Fic Writer's Guide to Firearms - As the name suggests, it's written as a guide for Inception writers, but most of it is pretty universal and it does a good job in explaining the basics of fire arms and also points out what movies/tv shows get wrong. Part I covers safety, usage, and ammo. Part II covers gunshot wounds (including what it's like to get shot) and types of guns. Part III covers carrying guns, holsters, and other accessories (and has a nice bit on laser sights). Part IV covers shooting: aiming, stances, procedure for clearing a room, etc.


Mar. 24th, 2009 12:22 pm
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On Saturday we drove down to the National Eagle Center about 2 hours south and east of here.

many many pictures, not dial-up friendly ahead )
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Dear Mother Nature,

Last Wednesday it was -23 with windchill. Monday it was 67. Today it is 34 and snowing.

Please make up for mind before I go insane.

Thank you.
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We went out for Chinese food tonight. The fortune read:

Promote literacy. Buy a box of fortune cookies.

I feel vaguely cheated.
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Just saw the Doctor Who Christmas special.

Nonspoilerly reaction is- I think I enjoyed it more than I've like DW in a long, long time.  Although.... *facepalms* at effects.  The creature-things (face of badguy, body of I'm not sure what)  were what I would have expected back in the days of the first or second Doctor. 

Vague spoilerly question (regarding a character's name) )

Adios All!

Jul. 23rd, 2008 11:12 pm
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I'm heading out of town in the morning and I'm not sure when I'll get online again.  I won't ask you to behave while I'm gone, but I hope you have fun!  :)
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So, after much consideration, I added two new tags to my LJ  evil club capitulations and stuffedanimal!fic.

I was going to blame [personal profile] rustydog for the latter, but it turns out I had written my first for that category nearly a year ago!

And as for the evil club capitulations, I think we all know who is to blame for that.....

On another note- somehow I've managed 14 fics so far this month!  *phew* which brings the grand total for this journal to 187!  *falls over*

Stupid TV

Jul. 7th, 2008 08:54 pm
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Why do they feel it is necessary to interrupt my shows to tell us it is raining?  Like I couldn't open a window and see that for myself?
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According to the advertisement the local supermarket had cantaloupes on sale, but I didn't see them anywhere.  So I asked a person working in the produce section where the cantaloupes would be.  He pointed to a large bin.  I went and looked, but the bin was empty.  I went back and said to him "there aren't any cantaloupes there!"  to which he responded, "Well, you asked where the cantaloupes would be.  That's where the cantaloupes would be if we had any, but we don't, we're all out."

I did not expect a lesson in semantics at 10 at night in the grocery store!
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Just to get the perfect photo.
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Since I can't figure out how to post them as photos in the comments....

If anyone else has any requests, please feel free to go make them
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Stealing two ideas from Jadesfire (sorry kiddo, sending virtual donuts now)

First, the photo meme.  I haz a camera, why not?

Tell me something to take a photo of and I'll interpret your request then snap a picture! It can be anything (family friendly!). Just a word for me to think about or something more specific!

And second, the happy list!

1. I've gotten a bunch of excellent comments on my bigbang, mostly from people I've never heard of before.  It's one thing for [profile] _medley_ to slap me upside the head and say, "Quit worrying!  It's good!"  But for random people to comment and tell you the same really reinforces it.

2. Apparently I can function on three hours sleep.  Although, as a result, basic math is more difficult (see #3).

3. When deciding it's hot out so you'll make only half a pot of coffee, it's usually a good idea to remember to half both the water and grinds and not just the water.  But, the resulting espresso-like drink is absolutely excellent, especially with a splash of chocolate sause.

4. I don't work on Wednesdays.  YAY!!!  (Although, apparently Wednesday is a word I can not spell without Mr. Spellchecker, boo!!!)

5. After my long rambling chat with Jades at some ungodly hour of the morning I have decided to attempt some longer type fics ideas I've been ignoring for ages.   No idea if anything will come of it, but at least I'll have tried.
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I spent the last hour and a half or so taking tickets for an event that had no tickets issued for it.

Yep, I sat there because I was assigned to take tickets even though there WERE NO TICKETS.

How does something like that happen you ask?  Well, the work assignments for the annual meeting are drawn up every ten years and assigned by job title.  So, as Assistant Membership Director, I collect tickets.  As it happens the decision was made to quit printing tickets seven years ago, but that minor detail hasn't affected the duty roster yet.  Why?  Because they only rewrite and reassign jobs for the annual meeting every ten years because (as my boss said when I asked her about it) "that's the way it's always been done."


Gotta love corporate logic.


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