roxybisquaint: (cromartie the man)
How I can still catch something in an episode of TSCC that I never caught before is crazy, but it happened again.

I was watching Born to Run tonight and picked up on some actual evidence to support the theory that John Henry did not jump to the future: After Cameron and John Henry exchange their little "hello" greetings and he asks her if she'll join them, Cameron whips out her knife and closes the door. The door fills the screen and you don't get a visual of the full closure, but you do get the sound of it latching. So we know it's closed all the way. When John and the others arrive, however, the door to John Henry's room is open. It's not wide open, but it's open enough to show that Cameron's closing of it was not that last time that door was touched.

We've got motive: save Savannah, confront brother AI. We've got no pile of clothes on the floor or any other disruption to the room that might indicate a time jump. And we've got an open door. This juror has finally reached a verdict: John Henry is definitely still in 2009.
roxybisquaint: (sarah wizard of oz)
I probably should've pimped this during sign-ups but I forgot. Anyway, there's a Last Author Standing community for TSCC so if anyone missed out, you can eventually get in on Round 2 when they post the sign-ups for that. I think it'll be a while, though.

The voting for Round 1 / Challenge 1 just started (and goes until Sunday), so if you're looking for some fresh short TSCC fic to read, go check it out. The prompt for this one was:

"On the night we first met, John's father, Kyle Reese, told me words I remember to this day. He meant them as a warning, I think of them as words to live by. He told me of an apocalypse yet to come. Like a Pandora's box, he unpacked every horror, every evil, every dark this that haunts our future. He also left me an unborn son to whom he bequeathed what remained in the box after the nightmares fled. Hope." --- Sarah Connor

Voting is open to everyone (you don't have to be a participant to have your say on the best and worst entries). Stories are posted anonymously and votes are kept anonymous as well.

It's been a while since I did any fic writing, so I enjoyed doing it and I'm looking forward to the prompt for challenge #2. That's assuming I don't get voted out this round ;)
roxybisquaint: (sarah spinning knife animation)
I think it was [livejournal.com profile] spectralbovine that first told me how awesome Dexter is and that I'd be a total idiot not to watch it (except he left out the part about me being an idiot because he's much too nice). Oddly, right about the time I decided to download all three seasons and watch it, my brother announced he was in the process of downloading it. That's not the first time that's happened either — we've got some kind of psychic entertainment link or something.

Anyway, my brother got started watching before the man and I did and crammed the whole thing into a single weekend. Every time he'd take a break, he'd tell us how amazing it was. He was right. [livejournal.com profile] spectralbovine was right. Dexter kicks ass. I really don't regret being such a later comer to to the series because it's so satisfying to marathon a couple seasons of a great show. And I don't even have to wait long for the new season to start! It'll be difficult to wait for weekly episodes, though. More (spoilers if you haven't seen it) >> )

karma wins

May. 3rd, 2009 12:54 am
roxybisquaint: (sarah no fate)
"Psycho neighbor" is in jail! Is it wrong of me to delight in this? Because I can't help myself.

I'll spare you the lengthy story of how she got the name, but trust me, she's a fucking psycho. She made all the neighbors miserable. For some reason, we were always her primary target, though. Anyway, she moved a few miles away two years ago but kept ownership of the house next door to us and rented it out to some unsavory tenants. After evicting two such tenants in a row, she finally put it on the market... right when the housing market collapsed. It's been sitting unsold and vacant for several months now.

The man commented today on how odd it was that she'd let the yard get so overgrown. Sure it's vacant, but despite her psycho-ness, she always kept a tidy yard. We were surprised she hadn't come by to mow or hired a service to do it, especially while she's still trying to sell it. So the man decide to check up on her.

About a year ago we found the online court records database for our state and we did what everyone does when they get easy access to public records — look up everyone you've ever known to see who's had a DWI, been involved in a lawsuit, etc. During these searches we discovered that psycho neighbor had a rather long history of suing people. It seemed at any given moment she had at least three lawsuits going and she won about half the time. So the man has been periodically check up on her cases over the past year (mostly, I think, so we could get outraged about every new lawsuit).

Today he looked up her court records again to see if there was anything new and discovered a bankruptcy filing. Well that certainly explained the unkempt rental property. She'd cashed out major equity on it in order to buy her current house and with the property values dropping so much in the past year, she was obviously in over her head. That alone was cause for some glee (seriously, the woman is pure evil), but it gets better...

Apparently, she was involved in a car accident 13 days ago in which she not only failed to stop, but actually attempted to elude police in a 90mph chase. Further, she tried to back into the cop once she did stop. There was a massive list of charges against her including 1st and 2nd degree assault against a police officer.

So she's currently in the county lock-up still awaiting someone to scrape up $7500 to bail her out (too bad she sued her own family members before — I'm thinking they're not so inclined to help). In the meantime, her car has been impounded, she's in the middle of bankruptcy and she's got two rental properties and a primary residence on the line. I suspect she's going to lose everything.

Would I have ever wished for her to lose everything? Nah. That thought never even crossed my mind. In fact, for all the hell that woman put us through, we always took the high road — never provoked, never engaged. But if all that bad karma she's been putting out there for years is finally coming back on her, I think it's okay to enjoy it.
roxybisquaint: (sarah what i do)
Picked up from [livejournal.com profile] zanpakto

If you saw me in the back of a police car, what would you think I'd gotten arrested for?

Lay it on me, then pose the question in your own journal and see how many crimes you get accused of.
roxybisquaint: (the claw is my master)
Spiders live in my house. I'm fine with it. As long as they stay small and they stay out of the way — stick to corners that I don't visit or live down in the basement with the centipedes — we're cool. But they are not under any circumstances allowed to get on me or even come close enough that I feel my personal space has been threatened (this would include dangling from the ceiling in front of my face like one did today). When a rogue spider violates this unwritten code of conduct, I am forced to wield some authority. They don't get a plea. There's no trial. I am the judge and jury. Spiders are always guilty and I always hand down the same sentence: EXILE. They are relocated in my prisoner spider transport (paper cup covered with a piece of junkmail) to the great outdoors. It's a tougher life out there, but that's what happens when you don't follow the house rules.

If you're wondering about the centipedes, well let's just say they get to do what they want. They are too scary and too fast for capture. Don't tell them I said that though.

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