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My computer is now recovered almost completely from unidentified viral/wormal thing, via the tried and true method of copying off my files and then reformatting. This time without losing IRC logs (which happened while trying to back up in the middle of imminent hard drive crash, several years ago) or downloaded e-mail (which happened when the Blaster worm hit town and I remembered to back up everything except my Eudora files, and I still curse that particular bit of stupidity, because it was most of my fannish e-mail from 2000-2002). The 'almost completely' part just refers to the fact that I don't have Premiere or my DVD burning software loaded back on yet, still need to find/fix the drivers for my tv card, and need to install a couple of Windows security updates, still. Net result: no losses, and a fair bit of hard drive space gained back because I got the entirety of Doctor Who 2005 off the PC and onto the external drive, and I'm leaving most of the installation files for my applications on the external instead of loading them back onto the PC.

Those who've seen me scream and cry when two external hard drives in a row packed in on me, losing, at the time, all of my Angel Season 5 vidsource, may raise an eyebrow, but I'm much more trusting of this drive, which I bought myself, than of the other two, both mail-ordered from the same not-so-great source. (Drive 2 was a warrantied replacement for Drive 1; I wouldn't have actually given them money again.)



And on a completely unrelated note, I was engaged in other projects when this was at its height, but couldn't resist doing it anyway, especially after reading tenebraeli's entry.

1. Go to the Elouai doll maker.
2. Make an ordinary doll of yourself and save it.
3. Take that doll and, leaving a couple things (nose, eyebrows, whatever) the same, Mary Sue yourself.
Make the most blatant Mary Sue you can conceive.
4. Post "Before" and "After" in your LJ. Bonus points if your Sue has a backstory of some kind.

Me
Standard 'no, I am not shaped like this' disclaimer. This is, however, exactly what I was wearing when I made it.
Her
Yes, she has a name. And, um, powers. And, um, ancestors, some of them canon characters. From multiple canons. And races, in the non-human sense. Also, um, spouse(s) and um children. And um two um hearts. Insert :-P here. And, because she's been my ongoing Mary-Sue since before I had a word to describe the phenomenon - say, age 7 or so - she's got no Buffyverse in her background, ironically - nor can I quite cross her over with it even in my head, now; it's clearly an alt dimension from the one where she lives. There is, however, Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Dukes of Hazzard, Remington Steele, Knight Rider, Trapper John, MD (and thus M*A*S*H by extension), Hunter (this should be giving you a pretty clear picture of my television habits in elementary/middle school), X-Men, <SHHH> Yarbro's Saint-Germain novels </SHHH>, Saberhagen's sympathetic version of Dracula, and brief crossovers with just about any book, movie, or TV series that was occupying my mind at the time.

thebratqueen

2005-08-16 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oo - lemme guess, she was the one who taught Saint-Germain how to give women orgasms.

mpoetess

2005-08-16 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

*peers at icon*

Your boobs are named Dru and Darla?
____

Oo - lemme guess, she was the one who taught Saint-Germain how to give women orgasms.

Hee! No, she only knew Saint-Germain tangentially; he (but not orgasm-generation, except now you put it in my head and it's retconning its way in, damn you) was involved in the Mary-Sueniverse backstory for the Doctor.

thebratqueen

2005-08-16 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Your boobs are named Dru and Darla?

It would explain a lot, wouldn't it?

auroramama

2005-08-16 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Huh. Well, those are Blake colors (as opposed to Avon colors) and I like the boots. And the TARDIS.

mpoetess

2005-08-16 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

They are Blake colors - ironically, since of the two, it's Avon she Sues herself up with. Or maybe not so ironically, since slashwise I like me some Blake/Avon, when I'm not liking me some Avon/Vila.

They weren't intended to be, specifically - green's just my favorite color, and she tends to usually wear some variant.

Avon+Villa 4 EVER!!!

drax

2005-08-16 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

I love the way you make the story sound like you were not screaming and throwing things while dealing with the crash-and-burn.

Re: Avon+Villa 4 EVER!!!

mpoetess

2005-08-16 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey, there was no throwing.

Re: Avon+Villa 4 EVER!!!

mpoetess

2005-08-16 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

This time.

iyalode

2005-08-17 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Two hearts. Bwah!

Avon with a Tardis ::boggles::

Last eppy of Dr Who aired here last week-- soooo good.

mpoetess

2005-08-17 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Avon doesn't have a TARDIS in her world; it's the Doctor's TARDIS. They just cross over with Blake's 7 in a suitably lame and fake-angsty manner. *g*

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mpoetess

2005-08-17 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're a government worker? OMG!! *shuns you*

... I.... actually don't know the one. I have an icon with a lady and a door?

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mpoetess

2005-08-17 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh - yeah! That's Waterhouse's Psyche - I had a color-tweaked version to go with a previous LJ layout. (Whereas this one is Pandora, and that one is The Sorceress. He, uh... used the same model. A LOT.

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mpoetess

2005-08-17 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh man, that's a close one. I think academia and state government proper would have to battle it out in pudding for the title of Most Evil.

tenebraeli

2005-08-19 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ha!! Now I get your comment about comparing your M-S to mine! They could have been cousins!

*huggles*

mpoetess

2005-08-19 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

They probably were, given her overblown and ridiculously complex family tree!

tenebraeli

2005-08-19 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Heh... did you write up massive genealogical charts for your characters too? I still have a few of those lying about, amazing how I thought it was important to know the great-great-grandparents of whatever princess I was scribbling about that month.

mpoetess

2005-08-19 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

La la la la la la no. Never. Ever. *hides floppy disks*

tenebraeli

2005-08-19 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ah-ha! I win! Mine are on graph paper, 'cause I wanted all the lines to stay neat and have the same amount of room between each generation... wait....

Floppy disks?

You're still doing them?

God, I love you.

And thank you for the icon, again.

mpoetess

2005-08-19 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

The floppy disks are from college, so they're about ten years old; I think I did them in wordperfect, or possibly MS Paint. (Also on lined paper, but you do win on the graph paper)

belleimani

2005-08-23 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nice outfit!
Love the backstory!

mpoetess

2005-08-24 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee! Thanks.

belleimani

2005-08-24 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Heh. I did one but they didn't have any that were black! Meh.

mpoetess

2005-08-24 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

*nod* It's a Japanese program, from what I gather, so they're mostly designed like anime characters; there's the occasional Asian-looking feature choice, but yeah, most of them are Euro-fairytale style.

belleimani

2005-08-24 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ahh! That explains it. Although I did find my face through trial and error.