June 24th, 2011

My dogs: Lacey (On grass)

Download Zine Sale

Duly passing this on:

Please feel free to forward to zine reading fen who may enjoy electronic format books and zines:

Hello Fellow Fen and Readers,

A fellow fan has fallen on difficult times, like so many of us, and Bast and Sekhmet are going to try and help, while giving back to fans as well.
A first generation Kindle eBook reader has been donated to help a fan, but instead of a raffle, we're having a BIG download sale!! Purchase a download book/books using the buttons located at:


(No limit on the amount of downloads you can buy!)

And we'll put your name in the hat for the Kindle e-book reader. All titles except Military/Intelligence (SGA) and Changes (TS) from http://requiem.ravenshadow.net are available to choose from. After you check out with PayPal, email Bast with the title(s) you choose.

This Kindle is fully functioning, is wireless, and was originally $400 when it first came out. While new ones go for about $130 to $180, this one is still a great first eBook reader. It'll hold hundreds of books (and fanfic!), lasts a long time on one battery charge, is about 7.5"x5.25" in size.

If you do not want to be included in the drawing for the Kindle, or just want to donate, just let Bast know.


As we've had some inquiries, we thought we'd make this more clear...

WHY we're doing this:  We're trying to help someone who needs help quickly, AND we'd like to give something back to all the fen who've helped us over the years.

Normally the download books cost $8. This is a 40% off sale!!

1. You MUST go to this website: http://requiem.ravenshadow.net/kindle.htm to get the sale prices. Buy as many as you'd like. There is NO LIMIT on how many downloads you can get at this sale price.

2. You MUST email the list of titles you want to Bast or Sekhmet. ( bastATravenshadowDOTnet or joycehATlionheartdistributionDOTcom )

3. You can buy as many PDF download zines as you like under the sale prices.

4. If you don't want to participate in the door prize drawing, that's fine. You can still buy as many downloads as you want. Just tell us not to include you in the drawing when you send the list of titles you want.

5. WE'VE EXTENDED THE SALE TO WEDNESDAY, June 29th, Midnight East Coast US time.
My dogs: Lacey (On grass)

Wimbledon Days 04 & 05

As I predicted both Djokovic and Federer sailed through their second round matches.

Soderling, however, as I said, did have a much tougher time of it. He was down two sets to love against Hewitt, before finally coming back to win in five sets of extremely hard fought and enjoyable tennis.

Sadly in the ladies match that followed Li Na went out in three sets - even though she served for the match twice. I'm beginning to think me liking players jinxes them *g*

Due to the rain which interrupted play on all bar Centre Court - they'd again started with the roof closed due to the threat of rain - the schedule is somewhat behind, so neither British lady played yesterday.

Today brings us Rafa and Murray who are again scheduled to be third on court (Murray on Centre, Rafa on Court One, so I predict Federer's third round match tomorrow will be on Court One, as both Murray and Djokovic have done their 'bit' on Court One and Rafa does his today). I do hope I get to see some of Rafa's match, as he's on after two ladies matches and Murray on after a men's and then a ladies, I'm hopeful - especially as both British ladies first on their courts.

This should have been Rafa's first real test, but the man he 'should' have met, had all gone according to seedings retired in his second round match, so I think all should be well and he should beat Gilles Muller (crosses fingers).

Although, having said that, Muller did put Rafa out of Wimbledon in 2005. Okay that was a long time ago and Rafa is a much better player. However, Muller could be a tougher test than I first thought, especially as he does have a big serve - and one thing Rafa has said is a big serve on grass in particular can be troublesome.

Murray's opponent Ivan Ljubicic is a good player and could, maybe, cause Murray the odd problem. But all in all I expect Rafa and Murray to come through safely.

Andy Roddick's match against Feliciano Lopez could be a very tight, epic match as Lopez is a very good player overall and plays very well on grass and could cause an upset and put Roddick out - this could easily be a five setter.

On the ladies side the two British ladies play and as I said yesterday (when they were due to play) I think both will go out.

Caroline Wozniacki is also due to play, I would expect her to win (but then I thought Li Na would win, so what do I know *g*).

And it's a day of the screamers with three of the 'worst' due to play to day - maybe a day for watching without sound.
My dogs: Lacey (On grass)

Thirty Days NCIS Meme. Day #24 - Your Favourite Friendship

I saw this quite some time ago on dinozzoitis's journal and finally got around to doing it.

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Day 24 – Favourite friendship

Another really easy one. My favourite friendship is:

Gibbs and Ducky.

This is all written without my slash hat on, it is purely based on their friendship - and actually has been said by J as well as me and he wouldn't say something just to make me happy.

Their friendship is the pivotal and most important relationship on the show. Ducky is the one character the show could not lose (Gibbs being there is a given) because Gibbs needs someone with whom he is friends, whom he's known for a long time and who isn't a sub-ordinate. If Ducky wasn't there, TPTB would have to bring Fornell in more often, as he's the only other friend Gibbs has still alive.

Gibbs interacts with Ducky in a completely different way from how he interacts with any of the kids, even Abby. And it is important to the show that we see that different side of Gibbs and see that different interaction.

Their friendship is hard canon and we see evidence of it every week in small ways and in many episodes we've seen it in more than just small ways. They are extremely close friends, they are one another's closest friend.

And Gibbs has broken his own rule #06 - Never say you're sorry - with Ducky. Gibbs apologised to Ducky is 'Smoked' and not only that, also said that his rule didn't apply between friends.

It is a beautiful friendship, so real, so close, so tangible and so very important to the show.