My IMDb ep summaries
Arthur of the Britons
The Sentinel (part: seasons 2 and 3)
Swamp Thing (part: season 3)
Transformers: Cybertron (part)
Misfits of Science (four eps)
Transformers: Beast Wars (part: seasons 2 and 3)
Transformers: Beast Machines (part)
Vampire Princess Miyu
Undermind (3 eps)
Will Shakespeare (Tim Curry version)
Trigun (ep 8)
Hyperdrive (season 2 ep 3)
BBC Lion, witch and wardrobe
BBC Caspian and Dawn Treader
BBC Silver Chair
(Missing Excel Saga eps)
(Missing Haibane Renme eps)
(And possibly Marine Boy...)
"Autumnal - nothing to do with leaves. It is to do with a certain brownness at the edges
of the day...
Brown is creeping up on us, take my word for it... Russets and tangerine shades of old gold flushing the very outside
edge of the
senses... deep shining ochres, burnt umber and parchments of baked earth - reflecting on itself and through itself,
filtering the light. At
such times, perhaps, coincidentally, the leaves might fall, somewhere..."
(Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
are Dead Act
2: Tom Stoppard)
I love this time of year. I love the colours, the sharp slant of sunlight on the trees, mosaics of acid-yellow and harts-
blood, velvet and
darkness and a haze of mist-grey over the hills. I love its immanence, its mellowness, the tang of frost just around the
corner of the
Watching the little birds in the goat-willow in my garden, I realised something more.
I love this land with a fierce, possessive love, deep-rooted in two thousand years of history. From the frosted beaches
and cloud-brushing peaks of the north to the wind-haunted meanderings of the rivers of the east, from the sensuous
rolling patchworked hills of
the south to the demanding dark moors of the west, this land seeps into bone and blood and synapse, mother of
culture, individual freedoms. It can be known. It can be understood. It can be felt deep inside.
I love its effortless eccentricities, its vigour and vibrancy, its flawed perfections, its silent strength and tenacious
resilience, its hard-won tolerances and intense and variable beauty, the profound energy in its sacred mythical
Home and more-than-home, the forces that shape and protect and bind, in me, as I am in the land. Love returning love
in the stillness
for those who'll only take the time to listen...
(Joules, Autumn 2004)
All photographs taken by Joules unless otherwise specified. All photographs © Joules A Taylor or other
17.03.09 - Argent
25.07.08 - Raptor
18.12.07 - Quyn
02.12.06 - Ryme
Transformers - IDW, Prime, Animated, Rescue Bots.
Various Transformers books and graphic novels.
Currently working on:
Heart, The Poppy Tales
Currently chuffed with:
Currently miffed at:
Nestlé, Nonpres Tinyhands Fart, Toadface Farage
I've gathered some of my pages of photos together: the page of links is here. I'll be adding more as time goes
A Little Glossary of Taylorspeke
(in no particular order)
plit popints - n. Typo for 'plot points' typed on a keyboard with more than half the characters worn off...
[PING] (alt [ping]) - n. A brainwave. The text equivalent of a lightbulb going on blindingly over someone's head. Usually mine. And usually at the most inconvenient of times. [sigh]
TPTB - The Powers That Be.
wulmet - n. A person of little or no talent who somehow inveigles himself into a position where he is in power over other, far more talented people and uses his position to downplay them in order to try to make himself feel superior.
biteable - referring to an anatomical part vb, tasty.
Flatterfed - vb. 27.02.08: my typo for flattered, but since it's so cutely apt I thought it would fit nicely
here. Lutra defined it as "the lovely warm feeling of satisfaction resulting from enthusiastic reviews..." (which I've been
getting for my MB fics).
Composted - vb, 'compos mentis', mentally capable of working. Contrast with
uncomposted or non-
composted, not 'compos mentis', not capable of working, hungover...
Cumbles - n, cucumbers.
Kewp - how Ken says 'thank you'. We rather like Lutra's 'nanx', too...
Musekick - noun, music, without which I cannot work.
'feinne - noun, caffeine, essential for correct mental functioning, especially first thing in the morning. I
prefer mine in the
form of SodaStream Diet Coke. And on that subject...
Skoosh - verb, noun. To skoosh - to add CO2 to a sodastream bottle filled with water to make it
fizzy, prior to adding
Diet Coke syrup (or just drinking as sparkling water). A skoosh - a bottle of water that has been skooshed. Skooshy
- something that
has been skooshed, water, or that whipped cream that comes in tins you have to shake then upend and press the
Shoogle - verb. To shake gently, for example, of roast potatoes in a roasting tin to ensure they're
covered with oil. I
have vague memories of this being a real Scottish colloquialism...
Stegasaurus - n, spider of the genus tegenaria. Why? No idea. I just find it easier, that's
Edit 08.09.07: Lutra thinks that Brian is a good name for a mini-stegasaurus. From now on, any 'Brian's in the posts
may be assumed to be a tegenaria. Except where otherwise specified.
Viterals - noun, vitamins + minerals. Also a pun on victuals.
Splish - verb. A combination of slosh and splash.
Parrots - noun, paracetemol (from the old joke "Why are there no aspirin tablets in the jungle?
Because the parrots eat
Maggles - noun, magpies. As opposed to non-magical people.
Flamewings - noun. Swifts. So called because the first time we became aware of them was an early
when they were flying high, the light from the setting sun seemingly turning their wings to flames. Lovely little birds. We
summer's arrived when we hear their high-pitched squeeing.
Murfs - noun, moths.
Peasant cut - noun, roughly cut up into big chunks, e.g. vegetables chopped in a hurry for a
hearty stew or
soup. By extension, anything prepared in a hurry - haircut, material, even a first draft of a story...
Giraffe - noun, a carafe (of wine, coffee or water, for example).
Shrumps - noun, mushrooms.
Splings - noun, Kai's spelling homework: by extension, any spelling.
Tyops - noun, typos. var toyps, typso, psyto, psoyt, etc. Usual result of a dose of the
fingerials (see next
Fingerials - (pr. fin GEEE ree yalls) noun, fingers that will not type what you want
Haddock - noun, time, of which I never have enough. (Origin of this term here.)
Sleep - noun? vb? a.k.a. sheeeeeeeeep.... I used to know what this word
The place to stay notified of WaveWrights' Fiction updates: Zone, Darkside, DarkRealm, Matrix, Vault, Safehouse
Butch, my computer gremlin. Click the pic for larger version, and read his
A gift for me! Butch by the very talented Sylverthorne. Click pic
for larger image.
This is MY haddock. It was caught
exclusively for me by Talon. No, you can't have any. I need
all the haddock I can get!!
A'lestrel - a gift for me from
Another gorgeous Valkyrie gift for me - Benten the Albino
thumbnail for larger image.
Oekai by Bakayaro Onna - Radittsu at his sexiest...
The Zone Plant from
OrganicHTML (which alas no longer seems to exist...)
|[::..My Regular Reads..::]|
|:: Astronomical Pic of the Day
|:: What is Space... [>]
|:: Dark Roasted Blend [>]
|:: BLDG [>]
|:: Pruned [>]
|:: Watchismo Times [>]
|::The Hacker Dictionary
Hackers with Humour!
|:: Carol's Place
My GoodTwin's Homepage!
Check out the night sky where you are!
First stop for environmental matters
|:: About Bristol
The essential guide - and beautifully user-friendly too!
|:: The Forest of Avon
Our local community forest and places to visit
|:: The Guardian
Online Guardian Newspaper.
|:: ZSPC Colour Chart
Check how your text and background colours look together
before releasing them on
Exactly what it says
|:: World Timeserver
For checking the current time around this world
|:: Universal Currency Converter
Actually it's just a terran-global currency
converter, not universal,
but it's still useful...
|:: Union of Concerned Scientists
Exactly what it says. Fascinating - and worrying...
|So what is it with the
haddock? Am I some kind of fish freak?|
I'll leave that to
others to decide.
The tale (or tail if you prefer) harks back
to October 2000, when my GoodTwin and I, ably assisted by Sue,
ran the first UK Professionals convention...
knowledge that I never have enough time, and I was determined
not to bewail the fact that weekend: hence I promised not to use the
Of course, that didn't really work (if nothing else I
had to let the trainees know what times things were supposed to be
happening!) so we decided a substitute word would be employed
instead. There were several suggestions. Banana came very close to
being chosen. However, I eventually decided that 'haddock' fitted
the bill nicely. Ever since, haddock=time. Hence the title of my forthcoming
My Half-Life in the Haddock
Normally I wouldn't, but these
were just irresistible...
were adopted from
Page (which appears to have disappeared, alas...)
Fabulous anime figures
A huge selection... evil popups
Anime still needed to complete series' I'm collecting...
Many thanks to everyone who has helped me acquire the collection!
|Ai no Kusabi|
Dj: June Special
|Cyber City Oedo 808|
All 3 eps on Video, dubbed
Dj: Cyberage 1-3
Illustrated Book 2 (Benten's) in Japanese
|From Eroica with Love|
Manga Vols 1, 9, 11
|Mirage of Blaze|
DVD Vol 1 (eps 1-4)
English Manga: Vol 1
Japanese Manga: Vol 1-7 complete
Anime Vol 1-12: complete
|Under the Glass Moon|
Manga Vol 1, 2
Vol 3 needed
|Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust|
Vampire Hunter D Book 1
|New Vampire Miyu|
(Studio Ironcat) Manga Vols 1 -5 (complete)
|Yami no Matsuei|
Viz Manga: English translation, Vols 1 - 11 (complete: I believe vol 12 is only available online)
Japanese 3-DVD set
Central Park Media: Descendants of Darkness Vol. 1, English/Japanese subbed.
... this is Terra? How the hell'd I end up here...?
(Thanks, Lutra, for the quote!)
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Gah, this is just silly. Things were supposed to get more relaxed in the new year, instead it's just more manic. I'm almost dreading what it's going to be like when the growing season starts (end next month!)
In brief (before the Sains delivery arrives)... Kai back to uni as of yesterday, and feeling fairly optimistic (so far). His timetable is pretty horrible, so he's going to work on pacing himself, as the post-transplant fatigue is still a thing (and may be for the rest of his life). The uni posts all the notes and info from each lecture online, so he can at least keep up by working from home, although he does miss the personal interactions that way. Still, he's started arranging to meet up with friends at weekends now, so there are big improvements in his independence and social life. Fingers crossed it continues!
Ken had his final final blood test, which was all clear, so we can now say the hep C has gone for good. All fantastic news.
Mine isn't so good. All the joints are beginning to be painful now (especially lower back and hands), and I'm not sure what can be done about it. Planning to get a drs appt as soon as I can, and see what can be done, but I suspect it will mean another round of MRIs and physio and generally long-winded attempts to alleviate it all. In the meantime, I should buy shares in parrot and 'prufen stocks...
However, the bedroom door curtain is now done and in place, and it looks and feels great! And is a lot quieter than the old door, which is now out to be scrapped. When the hall light is on there's now a soft diffuse glow through the fabric instead of the horrible harsh glare through the gaps around the door which used to wake me up. (And I'm thinking I'll put a dimmer bulb in the hall light too.)
Much nicer. Matches the window curtains now too.
Aiming to make a start on one of the outstanding projects later, if I can stay awake. Woke at 5.30 and couldn't get back to sleep (too many ideas jostling for attention) and now I'm already tired. May take a nap later...
Labels: busyness, decorating, medical matters
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Kai and I bussed out to Westbury-on-Trym this afternoon, to scour the charity shops. Always fun!
And fairly successful: I found a moai-effect carved wooden nose in Oxfam to put my glasses on when not being used (now maybe I'll stop knocking them off the desk or losing them!)
Not the prettiest of objets but I rather like it! Fair trade handmade too, rather nice.
And I was kidnapped (owlnapped?) by another wol, a necklace this time...
I wore it right away and it felt as though I'd always had it - my way of telling that a piece of jewellery is right for me.
I suppose I should be on the lookout for a wol hat and gloves now.
Found One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (saw this at the uni film club - I joined almost as soon as I got there - when it first came out, and had only mentioned to Ken the other day that it's a classic and we should have it...), THX 1138 (another classic I saw at the film club), and as a complete contrast, Kong: Skull Island. Lutra enjoyed this one, and it stars Tom Hiddleston, so it'll be pretty to look at at least! All from St Pete's Hospice charity shop at the top of Whiteladies Rd. Kong tomorrow!
After dinner we caught the first ep of Hard Sun... Well. Incredibly violent, but most intriguing. Pretty good acting, and a very interesting premise. Looking forward to the next ep with considerable anticipation.
Tired now and thinking of trying for an early night...
Labels: days out, films, shopping, wols
Friday, January 05, 2018
It's been a nice, if sporadically busy, start to 2018. Buck's Fizz and the televised London Fireworks to see the year in: on New Year's Day K&K went for a walk down to Nightingale Valley as the weather was good. We've taken down the tree and some of the lights, I've caught up on some sleep, and taken a look at the vampire fridge poetry Sue gave me for xmas...
To my surprise and bemusement, the two words I wanted - silent and alone - aren't included! But Kai likes it anyway. Wondering if I can make haikus...
There's a lot of words. I took a few mins to organise them alphabetically (roughly!) onto the side of the fridge.
Makes everything easier!
Wed this week Kai had his latest BMT clinic at the BHOC. Since I don't go in with him anymore I did a little shopping in town, and discovered the new (to me, it's probably been there months!) the Grape Tree shop in The Galleries. Popped in to see if they had any kefir drinks (they didn't, no fridge) and found wasabi coated peanuts! On BOGOF!!
I love these things. Haven't had any for years, so bought two packs right away. Also picked up milled linseed...
Found that the beta blockers I was taking last year really upset my digestive system, and it's still not back to normal, so I did a little research and found that chia seeds and crushed flax seeds are very good for digestion, so I bought some from Tesco to sprinkle on my fruit and yoghurt breakfasts. Only problem is their flax seeds are whole, and, as I found when trying, I don't have the strength to grind them in the mortar and pestle. So I asked while I was at the shop, and the extremely knowledgable assistant explained that flax seed and linseed are actually the same (well, with tiny differences that don't actually make any difference when you're eating them.) And the shop's milled linseed was the same price as Tesco for three times as much, so I know where I'll be buying mine in future...
The only thing I forgot was to check for dried goji berries. I am very fond of these - they're crunchy and have a really nice taste (there's a suggestion that they may be good for easing arthritis too, but I don't think that's been medically proven) but they're expensive from Tesco. Going back next week to see if they have them: there's a Weds farmer's market on at St Nick's with a stand from a local organic farm which I want to check out.
Kai's clinic was fine - bloods are as normal as they're going to get, and his kidney function test came back OK too (aciclovir can cause major kidney problems) so that's all good.
We've watched some more Eureka (it's awfully good!), and I've got the family organiser started. This afternoon I plan to start making our bedroom door curtain.
Labels: busyness, domesticity, Happy New Year, healthyons!, shopping