Why vote?

Oct. 8th, 2007 10:12 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] the_magician pointed out in a comment on my last post:

"No. I haven't (voted for the Pegasus). Just thought there should be at least one comment here from someone who hasn't.

To be fair I'd want to spend some time listening to all the entries and then making an informed choice, otherwise it's just a popularity contest based on who I know and who has performed on this side of the Atlantic.



I am really happy that someone has said this out loud. :) My answer to him was:

This is exactly what we would like every single person who votes to do.

It's why there's a sound file for each Nominee on the site. It's why we cooperate every year with Filk Radio to broadcast as many of the full songs as we can get permission for. It's why we strive to ensure that the lyrics to every song, and a sample of the work for every Writer/Composer and Performer is up and on the site. It's why we are continually trying to find better ways to give people access to the Nominated material so that they can make informed decisions.


Thanks, Magician. :) I feel that this is why many people vote at OVFF, because they can hear the songs performed live at the Nominees concert on Friday night.

And, honestly, it's the 'popularity contest' issue of this Award that is the most difficult to change. Yes, there have been a lot of people out there who will only vote for who they like, not necessarily who (upon reflection) they feel is best. I like to feel that this is changing.

Why? Well, in the past, people would vote for who they knew simply because they had no other way to actually hear all the songs that were Nominated. It really was a popularity contest. However, by making recordings available, the quality (and number!) of Nominations and Final Ballots has increased tenfold.

Ok, Steve shut up now. :) I really hadn't intended to make Yet Another Pegasus Post, because there's really been enough out there... and I'm not the Evangelista any longer. I just maintain the website, now. The rest is up to [livejournal.com profile] catalana. Poor woman.

Treat her kindly, ok? :)

I voted...

Oct. 7th, 2007 06:33 pm
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So, I've just submitted my ballot for the 2007 Pegasus Awards. Have you?
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There are four letters in the Pirate alphabet.

The first, of course, is the letter A! (pronounced 'Eh!', for you non-American-English speakers).

The second is the letter I! (Aye!)

The third is the letter R! (Arrr!)

And the fourth letter is the letter C. 'Cuz Pirates sail on the rollin' C.

Can you just imagine all the little kids in Pirate school? With their little eyepatches, short peglegs, and plastic hooks (cuz REAL hooks would eventually mean no Pirate adults...). And at the front, the Pirate teacher who writes a large letter ARRR! on the board.

And one little Pirate boy, in the back of the room, with a dunce cap on his head, who says, " ..... Q?"
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And, as if all that wasn't enough, I also managed to update the entire Pegasus Nominees Site to [livejournal.com profile] filker0's excellent code base.

You should check it out... *wink*

EDIT: Sorry this is confusing- there's a previous friendslocked post to this that I can't unlock... but the Pegasus site is cool!
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The Final Battle between Voldemort and Harry, as told in movie quotes:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Harry: Hi, Voldy, kill anyone today?
Voldemort: Day ain't over yet. (City Slickers)

Voldemort: You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk? (Dirty Harry)

Harry: The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true. (The Court Jester)

Voldemort: What?

Harry: Sorry... nervous. I was repeating my Potions final...

Harry: It isn't that I don't like you, Voldemort, because after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangely drawn toward you; but, well, there haven't been any quiet moments! (Bringing Up Baby)

Voldemort: Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'. (The Shawshank Redemption)

Harry: My name is Harry Potter. You killed my father. Prepare to die. (The Princess Bride)

Voldemort: Good-bye, Mr. Potter. (Goldfinger)

Voldemort: AVADA KEDAVRA! (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

Harry (simultaneously with Voldemort): GORT! KLAATU BARADA NIKTO!! (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

Harry, standing over Voldemort's dead body: "Yipee-ki-yay motherfucker." (Die Hard)

Ron and Harry, high fiving: Excellent! (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

(EDIT: added lines based on suggestions from [livejournal.com profile] occams_pyramid and [livejournal.com profile] katyhh in the comments)
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... but it's 11pm at night, and I just realized (like an idiot) that it's [livejournal.com profile] autographedcat's day!! But heck, I live in the future, and it's only a little after 5pm where he lives- so I've got LOTS of time!!

What better way to end a long lj silence? :)

Happy Happies!!!
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(singing ttto 'Ta Ra Ra Boom Dee Ay')

It is your Natal Day!
Hip hip hip hip hooray!
No one can tell you nay!
Cuz it's your Natal Day!

Yes it's your Natal Day
Hip hip hip hip hooray!
I love you come what may
'Specially on your Natal Day!

Yep, it's your Natal Day!
Hip hop hip hoop hooray!
That's all I have to say!

....

pause

YEP! Heeeeeereee... onnnn..... yoooooouuuurrrr...
NATAL DAY
We'll party on 'til May
Cuz you're wonderful and gay
In your veeeryyyyy Speeeccciiallll

(breathe)

WAYYYYY!!!

(not THAT kind of gay. Sheesh! What were you thinking?!?)

Happy Birthday to my lovely and wonderful [livejournal.com profile] katyhh
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As you know, I was the Music GoH at Moonbase ConFusion.

The Consuite was run by [livejournal.com profile] tammylc, who told me that she was starting a chocolatier business, Tammy's Tastings. As a part of that announcement, she gave me a GoH care package. In the care package was a small white box; with four chocolate truffles in it.

They were visual works of art. I couldn't touch them. They came back to Germany with me.

When it comes to chocolate, I'm plebian. Give me milk in my chocolate (horror!), lots of sugar (gasp!), and if it's mass-market produced, all the better (augh!). I will eat dark chocolate if it's in front of me, but it's really not my thing. Looking at these truffles, between their sheer beauty and my low-brow chocolate tastes, it's actually been pretty easy to let them stay artwork on the counter.

Until today.

Mind you- I had no idea what these truffles actually *were* until I dropped by Tammy's website to do at least a tiiiiny bit of research for this post.

The Strawberry Balsamic truffle was... good! The Passionfruit one was... better! "Wow," I thought, "I knew these would be good, but dang!"

Then I bit into the Hazelnut Praline. I didn't know it was going to be Hazelnut. Two of my favorite flavors (outside of chocolate) are Hazelnut and Caramel. I was a puddle on the couch. Tammy, can I bear your children? OMG, what a flavor....

Then... I bit into the Salty Caramel. Holy jay mother of kryptonite...

Tammy- never mind about the children thing. I think I'll just undergo mitosis- it's possible now with the kind of puddle you've left me in.

Needless to say, when I'm back in the US in June for a couple days, I'll be taking some truffles back to Europe with me...
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In this post is my friends test. The answers are hidden behind this well-crafted cut-tag )
gallamor: (meme)
Gakked from many, most recently from [livejournal.com profile] catalana and [livejournal.com profile] daisy_knotwise:

Leaderboard
Create your own Friend Test here

Me? PROUD?

Jan. 23rd, 2007 10:51 am
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Well, yeah, dude.

This last weekend my daughter sang with both me and [livejournal.com profile] katyhh at MoonBase ConFusion.

YouTube links behind cut )
Needless to say, I'm bursting with pride. A lot of the credit for Renee's polish really goes to her mother, [livejournal.com profile] qnvhrtz, for supporting and encouraging her music endeavors every day.

David Alway

Jan. 9th, 2007 11:54 pm
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Per [livejournal.com profile] peteralway, David Alway passed away last night of cardiac arrest. He was 56.

More details are here.

Rest in peace, David. The circle is open and waiting for you.

HAPPIES

Jan. 1st, 2007 06:30 pm
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to (in lj username alpha order) [livejournal.com profile] bammba_m, [livejournal.com profile] stephanieb, and [livejournal.com profile] thewayofeeyore!!!

Lotsa birthdays!! And, in case I don't manage to get onto LJ tomorrow, an early Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] jerusha!

May the coming year bring you all the happiness and joy that you deserve! (And ladies, you *all* deserve a LOT of happiness!!)
gallamor: (xmasbaa)
Hm. Well, that was a Sesame Street surprise...
So, I was imaginary for a lot of years... )
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From [livejournal.com profile] mbumby
I am:
Robert A. Heinlein
Beginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with religious overtones, this take-no-prisoners writer racked up some huge sales numbers.


Which science fiction writer are you?



And from [livejournal.com profile] ericcoleman

<table bgcolor="#ffffff" border="0" cellspacing="8"><tr><td valign="middle"><imgsrc="http://www.masquerademaskarts.com/memes/minicrest.gif"></td><tdvalign="middle"> <font color=black> My Peculiar AristocraticTitle is:</font> <br> <font size=4 color=black>Bishop Lord Steve the Indefatigable of Studley Roger</font><br> <small> <ahref="http://www.masquerademaskarts.com/memes/peculiartitle.php">Getyour Peculiar Aristocratic Title</a> </small></td></tr> </table>





Well.
gallamor: (Wendigo?)
A couple days ago in this post I did the Christmas Song meme, and was rather surprised with the psychic-seeming abilities of the word-generator.

That result ended in [livejournal.com profile] trdsf writing a verse, which made me finish the song. I imagine this being performed by Perry Como or Lawrence Welk.

Don't Let It...
Copyright © 2006 The Reverend Sherwood Forest and Steve Macdonald
ttto 'Let It Snow'
Dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] decadentdave and [livejournal.com profile] sexybass


Oh, the creature outside is frightful
And he thinks you'll taste delightful
There's a monster out in the snow
Wendigo, wendigo, wendigo!

Oh he doesn't show signs of stopping
'Cuz your joints are good for popping
You hunker there way down low
Wendigo, wendigo, wendigo.

I don't wanna kiss you goodnight
Cuz I'd hate to go out in the storm
If we nail the door shut real tight
Maybe we'll last 'til the morn

The fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, he's still there spying
And we'll hold these shotguns just so...
Wendigo, wendigo, wendigo!
gallamor: (xmasbaa)
How did it KNOW!?!?!?!?

Oh the tarkrai outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


Let It Snow
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :
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As I promised in this post, here's the Answer: )
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Following the inspiration of [livejournal.com profile] nelladarren, we're posting a mystery picture. So, we found this thing in our kitchen. Can you tell what it is?

Yes, we'll post the solution tomorrow...

Fairly disgusting picture behind the tag to save those that aren't morbidly curious... )

Well...

Nov. 27th, 2006 08:42 am
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Given that yesterday was my birthday, this meme is actually pretty timely. Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] drzarron:

You Are 19 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.


[livejournal.com profile] katyhh's comment on this: "I am NOT surprised."
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