Oct. 22nd, 2010 05:52 pm
batyatoon: (heroes: boom.)
Here at the Ohio Valley Filk Festival. In about half an hour, Sabbath starts; in a couple of hours, I will be performing Gabriel Gray's Song in the Pegasus Nominees concert. this is the second time I should not be this nervous. ohgod.

Those of you who are/will be at the con: see you soon if I haven't already! (Those of you who aren't but wanted to be: I miss you. *many, many hugs*)

I will not be online more than sporadically between now and Monday afternoon/evening. See you all when I see you. Don't blow up the internets while I'm gone. <3
batyatoon: (vorkosigan crest)
You know what's awesome?

Vorkosiverse fic in the form of public radio interviews.

You know what else is awesome?

Vorkosiverse fic (of sorts) in the form of a personal interview, actually written by Ms. Bujold herself in anticipation of the release of Cryoburn.

You know what's awesome on a completely different level?

My beloved clone is bringing home the tiara.
Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Seanan McGuire. So, so proud.
batyatoon: (mightier than the sword)
I participated in the [livejournal.com profile] purimgifts fic exchange again this year. Somewhat belatedly, here's the roundup:

I received three beautiful Joss Whedon ficlets from [livejournal.com profile] hihoplastic: And The Quiet Wanders Laughing, Ebb, and the wind whistles softly (about Illyria, Zoe, and River respectively), accompanied by some gorgeous photocollages.

I also wrote a three-part work of Vorkosigan Saga futurefic entitled "Untitled". (Yes, that's the title. Those who remember my Companion Pieces from last year's fic exchange will already be aware that I sometimes get entirely too clever in naming my fics.)

Enjoy. I know I did. :)
batyatoon: (cooking is...)
You know what's fun to do when you're snowed in? Bake stuff.

I promised a couple of people these recipes, so here they are. Both come from the Grain-Free Gourmet cookbook. (Find out more about it here!) I got this cookbook as a gift from a friend when I started the South Beach Diet, as a lot of the grain-free stuff in here is also low in carbohydrates.

Basic Bread )

Sesame-Dijon Crackers )


Edited to add: I tried the Basic Biscuits today also, using margarine instead of butter, and they are delish.

in brief

Jun. 19th, 2009 08:12 am
batyatoon: (chibi!)
So um guess what. :D

1. I saw Andrew Bird live last night at Radio City Music Hall (with [livejournal.com profile] bookelfe. Oh em gee, you guys. SO GOOD. [livejournal.com profile] agonistes, I owe you.

2. [livejournal.com profile] sdelmonte and I are going to Concertino this weekend after all!

3. This:
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.
batyatoon: (proper respects to my people)
So for those of you playing the "Where's Batya?" home game: I'm visiting [livejournal.com profile] agonistes and [livejournal.com profile] silveraspen and [livejournal.com profile] vivien529 in Denver this weekend. Came in obscenely late last night, crashed for about four or five hours, and am inexplicably wide awake now.

Anyway, this means my online presence will be less than usual Saturday and Sunday night -- hopefully not entirely nil, though.

omg you guys I am ACTUALLY HERE. :D!!!!!
batyatoon: (...duuuude.)
Saw Watchmen.


Also! A meme, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] in_the_blue:

1. Go to http://www.googlism.com/
2. Type your first name into the search box.
3. Post your five favorite results.

My five favorite results: )

Try it out yourself! It's fun!
batyatoon: (chibi!)
So I never do these -- I always say "more later" and then never do -- and I think I should really start. To make it a bit easier, I will do my con report in the form of a series of bulleted lists.

Bullet time! )

Does anybody have any questions? Any answers? Would anyone care for a mint?
batyatoon: (yes we can)
Because, as I posted in someone else's LJ today:

I realized today, while looking over my icons, that I don't have a political pride one. Just a political angst one (here) and a political mischief/defiance one (here).

And what that means, I gradually realized, is that this is the first time I've needed one.

Yes we did. By god, yes we did.
batyatoon: (unreal city)
So I have just seen Hellboy II.

I was avoiding spoilers before seeing it, so I missed a lot of my friendslist's reviews. Anyone write up anything about it I should see? Please respond here.

My own semi-spoilery initial-reaction incohering is behind the cut-tag. )

... no, I don't think I'm getting any more coherent than that tonight. More later possibly!
batyatoon: (...duuuude.)
...Guys. Guys. Look.

Phil Foglio. Is selling some drawings. On eBay. That were to be for a proposal for a comic series based on Good Omens.


batyatoon: (so screwed)
So, um.

Some of you already know that [livejournal.com profile] dotfic and I have been working on an epic SPN fanfic together.

It's actually close enough to done that Dot has posted a teaser scene in her LJ. We're thinking the whole thing goes up within 5-7 days.


batyatoon: (gashlycrumb)
...I had to share.

Shakespeare's Who's On First.

*ded from laff*
batyatoon: (timelord & kitten)
... I kind of love this concept.

*giggling madly*


Apr. 30th, 2007 08:41 pm
batyatoon: (son you did real good)
After just over a year of part-time employment, I have officially been hired as a full-time employee by The Claims Conference.



Jan. 16th, 2007 09:40 am
batyatoon: (glee!)
My day: officially made.

As of this post in [livejournal.com profile] dduane's LJ.

Police are trying to trace a mysterious samurai sword-wielding vigilante who came to the rescue of two officers when they were being attacked by an armed gang....
(Entire article here.)

Hiro Nakamura was unavailable for comment.
batyatoon: (Lady Mondegreen)
So. As I posted here nearly a year ago....

My filk group, Lady Mondegreen, is going to be the International Guests of Honor at the D'zenove Convention over the weekend of February 2nd through the 4th, 2007.

For those of you in the UK, this means I'll be on your side of the pond for about five days; for NY locals and those of you who generally only see me online, this means I'll be away for nearly a week. We're leaving New York on the night of Tuesday, January 30th; arriving in London late morning Wednesday, January 31st; spending a day or two at a hotel in Golder's Green; heading to the con in Basingstoke on Friday, February 2nd; returning to London on Monday, February 5th; and flying home on Tuesday, February 6th.

(We're not sure yet how we're getting from London to Basingstoke and back. Any Brits reading this, feel free to offer suggestions.)

Further plans, and further nervous/excited flailing, shall be posted as they develop.
batyatoon: (yaaaaah!)
YouTube link ganked from [livejournal.com profile] filkerdave:

Avenue Jew.

"Avenue Q" meets "Fiddler On The Roof". With what appears to be the Broadway casts of both. OH MY GOD YOU PEOPLE ARE INSANE.

Go see!

ETA: Dave added this link to the playbill.com review of the skit, which was apparently done for something called the Easter Bonnet Competition, which ... I don't know what that is. Includes a transcript of the skit itself. (Neglects to mention that the initial music from Avenue Q is, of course, transposed to a Fiddler-like minor key.)
batyatoon: (anime)
All together now:

Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] sdelmonte!

batyatoon: (anime)
Ah, the Ohio Valley Filk Festival, last of the autumn holidays.

Here's some highlights of this year's. )

More later, perhaps.
Such a good weekend.


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