March 14th, 2006

Asta 2

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Saw this meme on treacle_a’s LJ…

What is your username?

Well, it is at the top of the page, but, here ya go, asta77.

Write a little paragraph about your name, why you chose it, what it means to you, etc.

When I finally became brave enough to join a board (The One That Shall Not be Named) and post, all the cool Buffy related names were taken. And I wasn’t sure if I wanted to limit myself to a single fandom so I looked to other interests. I decided to go back in time and began to think about my favorite old movies. Almost immediately The Thin Man and the name Asta (Nick and Nora Charles terrier) came to mind and Asta I became. When I began to transition to LJ since all my online buddies were migrating here I wanted to stick with what I now considered my name. Unfortunately some rat bastard already took Asta, so I tacked on 77 because it was the year another one of my favorite movies was released - Star Wars.

(Interesting side note: Dean Stockwell played Nick and Nora’s son, Nick Jr, in the final ‘Thin Man’ movie. It’s all connected! ;)

What would you change your name to, if you were changing it? Why that?

I’d love to just be Asta, but that person actually posts regularly to their LJ so no hope of that. :(

What is your favorite username? Why?

I’m not sure I have a favorite, but writteninstars and inlovewithnight have very elegant names.

Now, I’m suppose to tag five people, but I hate tagging people, so just do it if you want.


Over at laura_lee_bsg, k_julia was proposing a ficathon-type event over the hiatus. So far there haven’t been a lot of responses which may be in part to people feeling they don’t have anything to contribute. She isn’t just looking for fic, it could be icons, wallpaper, vids or anything else anyone can think of. But what I’m wondering is if any of you creative types who aren’t into the ship may wish to contribute. It doesn’t have to be Lee/Laura, but can be Lee *and* Laura. I know even non-shippers have mentioned scenerios they wished they’d scene on the show and haven’t. So if anyone were to have a fic bunny of just the two talking about why they might not be talking I know I’d be interested. And don’t people love a challenge?! (I’m looking at your Bryn ;p) If you are at all interested, just drop a comment over at the community.


In other TV related musings...

To any fellow Slings & Arrows watchers, is Ellen getting on your nerves? I’m waiting for her to realize the world does not revolve around her. I also miss Rachel McAdams. This ‘Juliet’ just seems like a pale imitation.

I’ve been watching several episodes of Newsradio each day thanks to the DVDs I was gifted with. I’d forgotten how truly hysterical some of those eps were. But my glee is tinged with a little sadness when I see Phil Hartman. And Dave Foley use to look twelve.

My digital cable is on the fritz. Hopefully it will be returned to me before Doctor Who premieres Friday on Sci-Fi. I know most of you all have seen it courtesy of it airing everywhere else in the world, downloads, and burned copies that have been spread across the U.S., but any interest in discussion now that many of us can view it at the same time?
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