May 17th, 2010

James - Rock On!

TV MEME - Day 13

Day 13 - Favorite childhood show

I was going to just link you to something like Thunderbirds, or Top Cat ... both of which, among others, I loved .... But decided I would link you to a show that I loved, and even if you think I am totally weird do listen to the first couple of minutes of the You Tube as it has, IMHO, the best ever signature tune for a TV series.

Would love to know if any others out there ever got as hooked on it as I did!

Wikepedia describes the series :-

"The Flashing Blade (Le Chevalier Tempête) is a French television serial made in the late 1960s, which was broadcast in the UK on BBC children's television during the 1960s, with several re-runs in the 1970s.

Dubbed from French into English, the action was set in 17th century France, during the War of the Mantuan Succession (1628–1631) between France and Spain and its allies including the Duchy of Savoy. The series of 12 episodes of 22 minutes each, cut from the original four 75-minute episodes[1] involved the besieged French garrison in the city of Casale, which was the capital of Montferrat on the Savoie (Savoy) border. Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy laid siege to Casale but was defeated by French troops on 18 March 1629. The series revolves around the efforts of a dashing spy to engineer the garrison's rescue."

This is part one of three!

Adventure before dementia

Wrong Email Address

How many times have we all done that ... typed the wrong email address?  I received this last year, and came across it this morning while looking for something else ... so, decided to share.  There's a lesson to be learned from typing the wrong email address!


A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack.

The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.

The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: October 16, 2007

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones.

I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that
everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P.S. Sure is darned hot down here!
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15 Word Meme

I am trying to get on with the couple of fics I should be - one is the sequal to "Helping the Helpless", which really needs a lot of answers ... and the other is a Spike~Joyce friendship one I started, and want to get finished.

Anyway, rather than doing either of them, I decided to really test my brain by doing this meme that I snagged from coalitiongirl 

1)  List 10 characters - (This is my list)

1. Buffy
2. Oz
3. Spike
4. Giles
5. Willow
6. Anya
7. Tara
8. Joyce
9. Dawn
10. Xander

2)  Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers. Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1.

The prompts - and the "answers" are below the cut:-

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Wow - I managed to do it ... sort of!!!  Not 100% happy with some of the results, but will admit to being happy that I did the full set.