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July 27th, 2005

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06:11 pm - The Fifth of Many Pimpings
Long-time readers may know that the original purpose for this journal, before it became my fandom journal, was to pimp Protein Angst. Well, after over four months of laziness, I tell you a story of why science is awesome. It involves potassium channels, T cells, and autoimmune disorders. And a surprise guest star.

Let the pimping commence!

hobviously has some great BSG icons, including a series I inspired with a screencap and a Shakespeare line.

the_royal_anna has a lovely post about Doctor Who and the relationship between the Doctor and Rose.

spectralbovine (hey, that's me!) has posted a metric fuckload of Canadian music at audiography, for those of you who missed it the first time.

valancy (a.k.a. Miss Fancy Valancy (tm starspentswell)) has a multifandom post with icon and fic recs. Warning, the post contains HPB SPOILERS, so if you haven't read the book, go directly to her journal and don't click the cut-tag.

persnicketiervm tells us about the time Kristen Bell sent her a birthday gift, complete with pictures.

matchboxslayer tells us about the time he met Kristen Bell and she didn't punch him in the face.

horsefacehannah would like to know, "What's the most violent PG/PG13 movie you can think of?"

wisteria_ has an updated Veronica Mars: A Love Letter.

In conclusion, Kevin Kline.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: System of a Down - This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm on This Song

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Date:July 28th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
Hi!...er. I am a random person who doesn't know you. But I ran across your lj at work (while doing the whole, "there is nothing to do here, time to randomly look at other people's friend-pages") and I read your science article. I think it's 1. a fantastically awesome story; I love interesting science writing and 2. very well and clearly written (so I hope you get noticed by employers!). I'm a Liberal Arts-type myself, finished my high school Physics & Chem options and went right into the most history/philosophy/writing-heavy program at my school - but good science writing is endlessly fascinating for me. A book by Simon Singh got me hyperactively excited about prime numbers. Anyway, your article piqued my interest and I scrolled down a bit in your LJ - and I keep bumping into interesting posts. Would you mind awfully if I friended you? I must admit that I've never watched VMars, despite the endless pimpage from my own flist - but hopefully you can overlook that transgression.
Anyways, apologies for this rambling comment - I just didn't want to friend without saying hello and asking if you mind.
(p.s. clicked on your music post and Tegan and Sara! Hawksley! Metric! Stars! hurray hurray hurray!)
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Date:July 28th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
Hi! Thank you so much! Would you mind leaving a comment on the blog post itself? Cause that's what potential employers will be seeing (it's probably best they don't read my LiveJournal and see how crazy I am about television).

I don't mind being friended at all, especially by someone with a pretty Belle icon. I might be able to overlook your lack of indoctrination into the Cult of Mars. Maybe.

Hurray for Canadian music, indeed!

Thank you for your comment! It made me smile.
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Date:July 28th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Hee, that was a quicker reply than I expected! Of course I'll leave a comment on the post itself - as I said, not much to do at work this afternoon, so I'll spend some time extolling the virtues of your article. ;) It really is well-written. (p.s. if you haven't read Simon Singh, I really recommend him.)
I'm glad the comment made you smile - I am always inordinately terrified of accidentally treading on someone's LJ-toes. And hurray for people liking Belle as well as Canadian music! Oh, and if it helps, my little sister adores VMars - I'm just never home to watch it with her, sadly enough.
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Date:July 28th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'll keep Simon Singh's name in my mind. That prime number book sounds interesting. I'm kind of a math geek as well.

Oh, and you should totally extol the virtues of all the other blog posts too. Cause you're bored and all. Heh.

And don't be afraid of treading on my toes. I'm always amused and pleased when someone random discovers my journal. I love the way the Internet fosters this sort of "chance" meeting. I'm sure I've made many a good friend in this manner.

How did you find me, though? I scanned your flist, and I don't recognize a single name but cleolinda, who doesn't have me friended.

Your little sister has good taste.
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Date:July 28th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
The prime number book is actually a book on Fermat's Enigma, and it was the most fascinating thing I read all semester. The prime number bit was a minor tangent involving..erm..crickets? something like that - and it was the greatest coolest thing ever. I posted ecstatically in my LJ about it, marking myself forever as a huge geek. Oh well ;) Seriously though, Simon Singh = awesome science writing.

Well, the chain is somewhat indirect - I was actually scanning through llamacran's LJ, cause I recognized the name, and I found you through her. ::is quite the little lj stalker::

My little sister has varying degrees of good taste, but she's an awesome little kid (who, at 16, isn't such a little kid anymore, sigh.)

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