fic recs

He was asleep, and then he was not, and then he was sitting in this big dark room staring at this big bright screen, while a very mild, very scary voice from the shadows says, “Mr. Hardison, you have sixty seconds.”
(Nerds of the earth, take note!, Leverage/Marvel Movieverse crossover)

It takes nearly two weeks to get through the debriefing this time and it makes him suspicious about the meeting that appeared on his schedule this morning with only the name “Coulson” in the organizer, attendee, and subject fields.
(Gift of Asylum, Iron Man/rest of movieverse crossover)

Thought of the day

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.”
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

I forget this, sometimes. My only new year’s resolution for 2012 is to remember.

More Photos

These are from the Overland Telegraph Station near Alice Springs.

They preserved the original telegraph station buildings and made the entire area into a park for visitors.

Back from the Territory

And looking forward to a week of report writing, computing support, and putting in invoices. Also the odd game of go.

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On holiday in the Northern Territory

On Saturday morning, I flew from Brisbane to Alice Springs and drove north to Tennant Creek.


A good weekend. On the whole, I took the same approach as Sasha.

Quote of the day

“I refuse to walk away because it’s difficult. I refuse to close my heart because it hurts. And I refuse to give up until it’s over. I will remind myself of this as often as I need to.”

Holiday’s over. Time to get to work.

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

but fiction has to make sense

“Not that the good guys are much better. Their leader, Churchill, appeared in a grand total of one episode before, where he was a bumbling general who suffered an embarrassing defeat to the Ottomans of all people in the Battle of Gallipoli. Now, all of a sudden, he’s not only Prime Minister, he’s not only a brilliant military commander, he’s not only the greatest orator of the twentieth century who can convince the British to keep going against all odds, he’s also a natural wit who is able to pull out hilarious one-liners practically on demand. I know he’s supposed to be the hero, but it’s not realistic unless you keep the guy at least vaguely human.”
(squid314, reviewing the old-school television series, World War II)

thought of the day

“You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.”
(Leon Trotsky, who did after all win the revolution)