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TARA: of course you want to bring your mother back, and I wish we could, but it's not possible.

DAWN: Why? You guys do magic for all kinds of things.

WILLOW: We do, but...

TARA: This is different. Magic can't be used to alter the natural order of things.

DAWN: But all you do is mess with the natural order of things. You make things float & dissappear and...

TARA: But we don't mess with life and death. Dawn.. I know how bad you hurt...

DAWN: You don't. They put her in the ground!

~~Forever~~



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Recap and discussion for 4 x 15 – No Surrender, No Retreat

Another episode that reflects modern times. I could fix a lot of things if I had a Whitestar fleet.

“Enough is enough!” - John Sheridan, Babylon 5, Sept 2, 2261

Sheridan has called the council together. He tells them that he is now asking for something from then since he has been patrolling their borders with the Whitestars. He wants them to all send one destroyer class ship from each world to help protect Babylon 5 and he wants them to sever ties with Earth. Ivanova tells them that 10,000 civilians have been killed in attacks on Proxima III. Sheridan says it’s time to do something but he thinks the alien races should not get involved, as to not give Clark more ammunition in his anti-alien campaign.

All this while, Starfuries are flying all around, training and drilling for the coming attack. They are going to liberate Proxima III

"From now on, Earth stands alone. We're taking back Proxima III, we're taking back Mars, and then we're going to take back our home, or die trying."

Marcus rushes into the meeting with info about Proxima III and how the colony is running out of time. They are blockaded by Earth and are being attacked as well. He says the Heracles and the Pollux destroyed the civilian transports and are blockading the colony. John asks Marcus if they can identify the other ships who have not fired on civilians. He will give them a chance to defect. He says they must commit totally to this operation. "No surrender, no retreat."

Garibaldi shows up at Londo’s apartments to ask for some help in getting to Centauri space though we do not find out why. Vir lets slip that Londo is at a meeting and he lets slip what Sheridan is about to do. Garibaldi says he will things his own way to save Earth. (I have to admit, I am SICK of Garibaldi by now.)

Ivanova is getting the Starfury crews ready. She tells them they have codes to communicate and they must use them since they can’t trust any others… even voices. "Trust Ivanova, trust yourself. Anybody else, shoot him."

Sheridan sends three White Stars toward Earth – one by earth and two by mars. They a re the decoys to make Clark think they are going to attack Earth. Perhaps he will pull some of this ships away from Proxima III. The Whitestar fleet will be hiding in Hyperspace near Proxoma III. Marcus says they are taking fire already on the colony.

Londo goes to visit G’kar though G’kar doesn’t seem at all interested in making nice. Londo proposes they sign a joint agreement of mutual support with Babylon5 and G’kar is angry and uninterested, ignoring all of Londo’s friendly overtures and refusing to drink with him. Londo leaves, rather sadly.

Sheridan briefs the pilots and off they all go into hyperspace – Whatestar II has the B5 logo painted on her so there can be no mistaking who the ship belongs to.

There is a battle. I shall not describe it but suffice to say, one ship is very aggressive, one is blown to bits and in the end, the battle goes to Sheridan. One Commander, who relieved the Captain of duty to save her shipmates from senseless death, is going to repair her ship and keep the captain under arrest. One of the other will help the colonists on Proxima III to rebuild. Two more will join Sheirdan and fight Clark and his dictatorship.

15_battle 15_wsfire

Back on B5, Londo is sitting morosely in the bar, drinking, when G’kar joins him and says he will sign the agreement but not on the same page and takes that drink he refused before. When he leaves, Londo smiles, a bit sadly but a smile.

The Voice of the Resistance announces the liberation of Proxima III, the joint statement by the narn and Centauri.

Garibaldi leaves for Mars, saying he will never return.

*

Quotes:
“Enough is enough!” - John Sheridan, Babylon 5, Sept 2, 2261

*

Questions/discussion:

1. The problematic thing in these eps is Garibaldi. How much is his mind control and how much is him? He seemed to resent Sheridan from the beginning. I am actually quite surprised at how angry I am at him.
2. Do you think G’kar meant to sign the agreement all along? Was he just letting Londo suffer a little because he could?
3. Sheridan said: “Our mandate is to defend Earth against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Now Clark has become that enemy. Your oath is to the Alliance and to the people back home, not to any particular government.” Comments?
4. Is it still treason if you’re doing the right thing?
5. Wouldn’t these men and women who commanded the ships have given it more thought that we see them do, considering that they may have family in harm’s way back on Earth? Or did they figure it’s now al or nothing?

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Sources:

Lurker’s Guide to Babylon 5: http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/countries/us/guide/081.html
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0517674/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu
Babylon Project: http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/No_Surrender,_No_Retreat
Jul. 24th, 2017 07:56 am

new Penric impending

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Lois McMaster Bujold says, here:

https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/15463253-new-penric-impending

I am pleased to report that I have finished the first draft of a new Penric & Desdemona novella. (For that peculiar value of "finished" that means, "still dinking till it's pulled from the writer's twitchy hands.")

Title will be "Penric's Fox"

Length, at this moment, is around 37,400 words. It is more-or-less a sequel to "Penric and the Shaman", taking place about eight or nine months after that story.

Final editing and formatting, arranging for cover art to send it out into the world nicely dressed, etc., will take some unknown amount of time and eyeball-endurance, but e-pub will likely happen in August.

My computer file tells me I started typing the opening on March 3rd, but of course there was lead-up to that. It is, in general, hard to tell or remember when a project segues over from "notion" to "planning", although the notion had been with me for some time. Story notions are like a collection of vaguely related objects rattling around in a box; planning starts when some key object that connects them all drops in, and things suddenly get interesting.

Ta, L.
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Xander: Mine is much more advanced.


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Jul. 21st, 2017 04:13 pm

Newsletter, Thursday 20th July

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BUFFY: I have all this power. I didn't ask for it. I don't deserve it. It's like... I wanted to be punished. I wanted to hurt like I thought I deserved. I sorta think?you know, this is, um, complicated. If you'd rather just fight...
HOLDEN: Tell me.
BUFFY: I feel like I'm worse than anyone. Honestly, I'm beneath them. My friends, my boyfriends. I feel like I'm not worthy of their love. 'Cause even though they love me, it doesn't mean anything 'cause their opinions don't matter. They don't know. They haven't been through what I've been through. They're not the slayer. I am. Sometimes I feel? this is awful?I feel like I'm better than them. Superior.
HOLDEN: Until you can't win. And I thought I was diabolical?or, at least I plan to be. You do have a superiority complex. And you've got an inferiority complex about it. (laughs) Kudos.

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Jul. 19th, 2017 10:23 am

ot: SFF Binge-Reader Bundle

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https://storybundle.com/bundle

Just a couple of these things, & it pays for itself. For example, the Fiction River anthology alone [nearly 800 pages!] is 8.00 on Kindle. The Uncollected Anthology Year One [490 pages] is only available as a $24 paperback. Afaik, this is the only e-book edition. The Grayson trilogy is excellent, romance-with-woo-woo fun; the Rusch Diving series has great buzz. The Faerie Summer is a 20-book e-book set.

Throw in the others, & that's a lot at an excellent deal. Squee!

filkferengi, off to buy it now
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ANGEL: I know this is hard.
BUFFY: What do you know about this? You're never gonna die!
ANGEL: You think I want anything to happen to you? Do you think I could stand it? We just gotta figure out a way...
BUFFY: I already did. I quit, remember? Pay attention!
GILES: Buffy, if the Master rises...
BUFFY: I don't care! (calms down) I don't care. Giles, I'm sixteen years old. I don't wanna die.

~~rophecy Girl (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1, Episode 12)~~




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A day late but I hope it is worth the wait! I love, love, love this episode.  


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SPIKE: Hello, all. What's going on then?

GILES: Spike, you're not welcome here.

WILLOW: Yeah, and by the way, we're working on a way to de-invite you from here. Even if it is a public place.

XANDER: Nah, forget it. Letting him in is good, 'cause then we get to toss him out.

ANYA: Ooh, can we throw him out the window like the robot did? 'Cause that was neat.

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I was surprised to discover this lengthy graphic novel that follows the adventures of Iko, Cinder's trusted android companion, less than a year after the events of Winter. Cinder sends Iko back to Earth on a secret mission to capture rogue Lunar soldiers and return them to Luna. Iko gets to show off some kickass fighting moves and pursue a possible romantic interest while checking in with all of Cinder's allies on Earth. The storyline isn't resolved by the end of the book, but the fluffy nature of the plot doesn't build much tension; we know Iko and her friends will eventually triumph over the villains, and the only real question is whether she'll get the guy. We also get a teasing hint that we might find out more about Iko's origins in the next volume.
Jul. 17th, 2017 02:32 pm

Babylon 5 Update for 7 - 17 -2017

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I update once every 2 weeks (or so) with fiction, challenges etc. Please feel free to contact me if you have news or anything you think needs to be featured here. Just send me a PM at [personal profile] alexcat or post it to the update and I’ll include it the next time.

Today is JMS’ birthday! Please join me in wishing him the best! Please join us at our mirror site at Dreamwidth as well. We are now rewatching Season 4 at [community profile] b5_revisited. Join us!


Fanfic
Boom by helsinkibaby (Garibaldi/Ivanova, Explicit).
Given Pause by helsinkibaby (Franklin/Ivanova, Explicit).
Games by Alona (Sinclair, Gen).
Discretion by helsinkibaby (Garibaldi/Ivanova, Gen).
Episode 2 – 16 – “All That Remains” by stgjr (Original work/Crossover, Teen and up).
Captain Michael Jankowski –saviour of Humanity by Leonidas from Poland (AU maybe, K).
UPDATED:
The Book of the Dead by gin007 (Londo, G’kar, Adira, Gen).


Fanart:
I only display a sampling of the latest from the artists. Please check out their pages at Deviant Art.
Babylon 5 by Andy.
G’kar by Angry Goose.


News:
*Sense8 to get 2 hour finale on Netflix.
*Stephen Furst’s Obituary.
Here is tribute to Stephen Furst at Babylon 5 Books.
*See Babylon 5 free on go90
*Babylon 5 Books is moving from Café Press to Amazon
*Babylon 5 Books has announced a new B5 Encyclopedia. You can order it as a hardcover physical edition or as an online edition or both. It’s a little pricy but it looks really cool.


Communities and members:
*New Babylon 5 Facebook Page: We are brand new and have only 12 or so members right now. Come join us and start a conversation.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643505239288376/
**OEAM Big Bang signups are open and Babylon 5 is one of our fandoms. Please join us. Information is here and signups are Here.
**Recap and Discussion for 4 x 13 – Rumours, Bargains and Lies at [community profile] b5_revisited.
**[community profile] b5_revisited began their rewatch of Season 4 on April 10, 2017. We welcome all watchers and commenters too! Signups for Season 4 are Here.
**With the new TOS in Russian at LJ and with the discomfort that many of us share, [personal profile] ruuger has graciously migrated the content from LJ to mirror journals here. We will post the same content to both for the time being and all of you are welcome to join the communities here!
Here is a list:
Babylon 5 Revisited
Babylon 5 Love
Universe Today



Fun things:
If you have Facebook, ‘like’
Bill Mumy shares lots of nostalgic photos of himself from various tv shows he’s been on as well as family photos and his music.
Bruce Boxleitner for updates on Bruce and some nice convention photos.
Claudia Christian for some Ivanova fun and photos.
Patricia Tallman does a few fun things at her FB page and she has a newsletter you can subscribe to while you're there.
Jason Carter for some of Jason’s zaniness. He does post some as well as a mod.
Fans of J. Michael Straczynski for updates from the man himself and mods.
***The Zocalo Today is a great place to read news and fun stuff from fans.***
***Babylon 5 Facebook Group is a fan group. It is quite busy, with over 17,000 members.***
I have started a new Babylon 5 page at Facebook and we are eager to get new members.
Babylon 5 Fans and Friends is a new group. Come join us!


A video of Peter Jurasik and Stephen Furst:


** July Birthdays**
Jerry Doyle - July 16
J. Michael Straczynski - July 17
David Warner - July 29

Send us your news~!
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XANDER: Are you insane? We could be dealing with neurological damage here. You want to kill her?
SPIKE: We have to do something. I can't just sit here watching. You waste time with kid gloves. I'm willing to wager, when all is said and done, Buffy likes it rough.


~~The Weight Of The World~~



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It's so frustrating when you read a fantastic book with a clear setup for a sequel that hasn't been published yet!

The premise of this book is that the daughters/female creations left behind by the famous fictional mad scientists of the 19th century (Jekyll, Frankenstein, Moreau) find each other and team up with Sherlock Holmes to fight crime. If that doesn't sound intriguing enough, it's made even more delightful by the constant interruptions of the various heroines who criticize and argue with the narrator and each other. I love them all.
Jul. 15th, 2017 03:11 pm

Character Types (based on power)

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Galactic Milieu/Saga of the Exiles
  • Type 0: Normals. Uncle Rogi as he appears.
  • Type 1: Felice Landry before acquiring a torc. Most metapsychic operants, some latents, grey torcs, many silver torcs, chalikos, bear-dogs. The non-Remillard Hydra units.
  • Type 2: Most Tanu and Firvulag, some operants and silver torcs, Squishy Wizard masterclass operants and Grand Masters who only specialise in farsense. Most gold torcs. Remillard Dynasty members and senior associates.
  • Type 3: High ranking Firvulag (Sharn, Pallol, etc.), high ranking Tanu (Nodonn Battlemaster, Kuhal Earthshaker, etc.), some gold torcs (Mercy Rosmar, Gomez Nolan, especially Aiken Drum, and Felice in their early stages), Brede Shipspouse, some masterclass operants. Hydra as a unit, Grand Masters.
  • Type 4: Paramont Grandmasters, Fury, Marc Remillard, Jack the Bodiless, Diamond Mask, Elizabeth Orme, Aiken Drum at the start of Book 3 and ESPECIALLY late in Book 4, Lylmik, Living Ships.
  • Type 5: Exceptionally large metaconcerts. Marc Remillard in his x600 psycho-enhancing cryogenic suit, Marc Remillard as Atoning Unifex, Felice Landry at peak power. Uncle Rogi at peak output, only achieved a few times under extreme duress.
  • Type 7: The Cosmic All.

I snaffled the above from TV Tropes*  - http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SuperWeight/Literature

I think it's interesting how Uncle Rogi goes from Type 0 (normals) to Type 5 when under stress. To be honest, I think he should have been put in Type 1, as he did have some mindpowers he was able to access without having to be in a fight-or-flight state.

Marc has quite a few tropes applied to him at TV Tropes, most notably 'Magnificent B**stard', 'Well-Intentioned Extremist' and 'Evilutionary Biologist'. Brr.  It is pointed out that Aiken Drum is also a MB, but since Marc is older he's a bit more uh, experienced.

*TV Tropes is a friendly black hole disguised as a website that will suck you in, and you'll wonder where all those hours went.

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On nights out, I sometimes catch myself watching my child-free friends. I clock the ease and insouciance of their movements. When they chug a sixth gin and cranberry juice, dance freely without realizing it's 3:00 a.m., catch the midnight showing of a new movie, roll yet another cigarette, or make plans with someone they just met at the bar, they are beautifully impulsive. They have no one to think about but themselves.

My friends remind me of a version of myself that existed only a year ago. Although I worked full time, my out-of-office life was not too different from theirs. I was still the epicenter of my own existence, and proudly so.


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Always nice to have a reminder of what you'll lose if you have a child.
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BUFFY: Want people. Where people go?
GILES: The TV is off.
BUFFY: Want! Want people.
GILES: She doesn't appear to be in any danger. Maybe you should stay with her.
GILES: Or perhaps she should be left alone.
BUFFY: Boy smells nice
XANDER: Yeah, I think we need to track down the fun boys somewhat pronto. Jack said the effects of the beer would wear off
BUFFY: Beer? Buffy want beer
GILES: You can't have beer.
BUFFY: Want beer.
XANDER: Giles, don't make cave slayer unhappy.

~~Beer Bad (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 4, Episode 5)~~




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