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February 10th, 2007
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I did a terrible job of watching LOST last Thursday, so I'd really like to see it again. Does it get repeated anywhere (like Heroes gets repeated on SciFi channel)? Or is there a best place to download it? Thanks!

Let's see... what else is going on with me...?

Just finished reading a great trilogy. Julian May wrote an incredible four-book series called the Saga of Pliocene Exile, about a disparate group of people in the future who feel like misfits in the grand new Galactic milieu - and find their escape through a portal that leads back to the Pliocene era. Only what they find is beyond what anybody would expect.

Well, she followed that up with a trilogy about some of the characters we only hear about incidentally in the first series, helping to explain what the Galactic Milieu is, and the Metapsychic Rebellion - as well as closing the circle of events involving the Angel of the Abyss. Very interesting. In fact, trying to finish the book is one reason I was a bit distracted on Thursday!

So, if you're looking for a set of books that is well worth getting into, check out "The Many-Colored Land" by Julian May.

And my new little boy cat and older boy cat - actually may have progressed from the kitten attacking the older cat to the two of them... playing? It looks like it! That would be the best of all things happening - the older cat revitalized and playing, and the younger cat not getting bored. *crosses fingers and prays*

Aaaaaaand... I slept through my Saturday again. Arrrrrrgh! I better get something done - like cleaning up the house and getting my bills/papers in order.

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From:cyloran
Date:February 11th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
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Yay for kitty love! Sounds like they went through the same stages mine did when I introduced my little guy into the household. They now chase each other around the house and (though Gabby would vehemently deny it) even grom each other.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
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Wow, that's great!

What's hopeful is that now the younger one will roll over on its back sometimes. I think that gives the older one the confidence that this is just playing, not an attack. I think the kitten used to play with another young cat and always just attacked it, and both knew it was just play. It took a while for the kitten to realize it had to change its tactics a bit.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
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*G* So you think it's a "boys like to play more" thing?
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From:ninquelosse
Date:February 11th, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
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Oh, I'm so glad you've still got the young'un! They're getting along better now, then? Terrific. Ah, the sound of playing cats galumphing* through the house...

I've loved the Pliocene Exile books since high school. I actually scored points in some science class with the disappearing/reappearing Mediterranean theory, and love seeing the name Husqvarna on sewing machines and think of laser rifles, and remember Basil's translation of Amerie's prayer... I found out at Costume-Con that May is a costumer herself, which makes a lot of sense. All those clothes.

Did you read the 'vinculum' set between the two series, called Intervention? Very good story as well, and an interesting perspective on the events that led up to first contact.


*Whoever thinks kittens are all eiderdown and butterfly-paws never kept one past three months. Mine were loud.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
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*L*! This one is a bit loud, too. And he's an older kitten - younger than a year, older than 6 months. But still cute.

Wow - you read them back then? Cool! Ahhhhhh... I wondered at her numerous descriptions of clothing. And Dorothea being a fan of making her own clothes?

I did buy Intervention and Metaconcert when I had to go to Amazon to get the rest of the Metapsychic Rebellion trilogy, but I'm re-reading the Pliocene Exile books first. I'd forgotten about Elizabeth and Marc, so I want to go back and read it now that I understand the background better.
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From:ninquelosse
Date:February 12th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
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Reading the comments, I suddenly feel compelled to do a little re-reading of my own... Now where did I stow them? In the dreaded basement...
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
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*eek!*

Do it! Do it! *G*
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From:abandonada
Date:February 11th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
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I've downloaded 'Lost' episodes from iTunes. Maybe other people have more suggestions?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
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Thanks! Soooooo... you've become an iPod owner? *G*
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From:abandonada
Date:February 12th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
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Mine is a second-generation iPod. Very old. The battery is about shot. I don't use the thing very much and it only plays music. But I can watch 'Lost' on the computer and have done so when I missed episodes here and there.

Do you have an iPod?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Still stuck in the Stone Age, I'm afraid!

I think it's something about wanting something "tangible" when I buy music, you know? But I can feel the pull getting stronger... especially now that I'm trying to be good and go exercise.
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From:moo58
Date:February 11th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
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If I miss something, I wait a few days and read all about it on TelevisionWithoutPity.com

Besides a recap, you also get great commentary along with it!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
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*L*! I should have thought of that; I love their stuff. Thanks, "Dudette"!
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From:alassenya
Date:February 11th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
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Oh, I love the Julian May books. I first read them 20 years ago, and then I followed the Galactic Milieu trilogy as it was published. I love the way it doesn't matter which set you read first, as they're in a loop! Do you have "Intervention"? That's the introductory novel to the whole thing.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
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I know - I love the whole "loop" nature of the thing - *L*! That's why I'm now off and re-reading the Pliocene books - now that I know both the background and the ending. Boy, it feels weird saying that.

I also snagged Intervention and MetaConcert, although apparently they're the least liked of the whole set; plus, I could only get Intervention in hardbound and it was cheap, but I had to pay big for MetaConcert in paperback! Very odd. I'll read those after I re-read the Pliocene books.
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From:alassenya
Date:February 12th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC)
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Hmm... from what I remember, Intervention is written in three parts (Surveillance, Disclosure and Intervention). I think it was published as one hardcover volume, but for the mass market paperback in the US, it was split into two volumes, with parts 1 and 2 being issued in one volume (Surveillance), and part three in another (Metaconcert). It was later issued as a one volume paperback under the title Intervention Check your text, but you may find that you've doubled up.

I really like Intervention. I can understand why people don't, because it covers a lot of ground, doesn't have the classic novel structure, and there's an awful lot of exposition. But there's something about it that I find interesting - I think, perhap, because of the glimpses that you get of the future integrated society.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
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Good point - perhaps it was split up in different ways.

Glad to hear you liked it; I was getting a wee bit leery of reading it after some of the Amazon reader reviews. But I'm very interested in hearing the full story of the intervention, after learning snippets of it through the other books!

p.s. I love how we find out just who the mystery Lylmik is through one throwaway line early in the books! It was that line that made me want to go back and read about Elizabeth and pay closer attention to the ending of the Pliocene books.
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From:alassenya
Date:February 12th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Yes, it's confirmed on the very last page of Intervention.
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From:piratesorka
Date:February 11th, 2007 07:53 am (UTC)
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How did you manage to miss LOST? It was good, if you like JackKATESawyer and certainly gave us a bigger glimpse into the nefarious nature of The Others. They ain't no good guys let me tell you that!


Its perfectly fine to sleep through your Saturday, you must have needed it.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
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I saw it, but... didn't pay enough attention to the details. *G*

Dom's in the next one! *bounces*
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From:lone_hobbit
Date:February 11th, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
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I used to watch Lost on the ABC site - they were streaming it, don't know if they still are. Twas quite handy. It wouldn't work when I came to the UK, though.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
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The ABC site? Thanks!

(lovely Billy icon - *S*)
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From:lilithlotr
Date:February 11th, 2007 09:35 am (UTC)
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I first got into Julian May when I met her at a World Fantasy Con (in Chicago). Fabulous books.

I download everything from demonoid, myself. Don't watch anything live anymore
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
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Really? You met her? How cool! I finally read about her - I think it was on Wiki; what a great history. An early female pioneer in scifi, and then a lateblooming success. Helluva storyteller. I'd love to meet her and ask her if she feels she was influenced by Robert Heinlein... or if Robert Heinlein was influenced by her. *G*

Thanks - I'll check out demonoid!
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From:eldritchhobbit
Date:February 11th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the Julian May recommendation. The books sound wonderful!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
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I'm actually surprised you haven't read them already. The stories have many layers, but one of them is that they exist as an "explanation" for many of the ancient stories of fairies, gnomes, little people, etc.
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From:dashery
Date:February 12th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
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You've probably already watched last week's Lost by now, but if not you can see it on ABC's site here. Just click on 'Lost' and then choose the last episode - '2/07/07: Not In Portland'.

And remember Dom's gonna be on Ellen's talkshow tomorrow. Whee! :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

Dom on Ellen? *L*! Wonder how many times he'll use the word "metrosexual" THIS time...? *G*
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