Songfics...ugh

Another mini-rant here - I was trying to read an arguably good story and ran into something I despise - songfics. Whoever decided that copying a song's lyrics word for word, splitting it up and sticking it between very SMALL paragraphs of some kind of story, and calling it a songfic. Hell I want to shoot …

Obsession with July 4th weekend

Ugh - first my sister had her middle child on july 3rd - then my father got remarried on july 3rd, now my cousin is getting married that same weekend.

Inspiration in strange places

I was just browsing through ff.net the other night and thought back to some of the really great stories that have influenced who I am and the way I write. So in this short piece I'll highlight some of the varied stories that have made my day.

Let's go back to the very beginning...

AN: I was reading…well of course I was reading… the Sailor Moon manga and this little gem of a story popped into my brain. Let’s do my version and keep them shitennou boys alive and…well you’ll see It’s a little boring here at first if you do know the story – just keep up and find …

Realization - Chapter 01

Realization – Chapter 01
By Aurora Eos Rose

Random scene from a story I haven't been able to pin down...

“Gem boy, it’s about time you showed up.” Zoisite Suisei stiffened at the name. He growled at the hand that smacked the back of his head. He also ignored the heavy hand that flung across his shoulders.

A quick tour of html deprecated junk

So I was looking around checking on deprecated elements for xhtml 1.1 and discovered there isn't a good spot on the web that gets all the changes...so here's a quick rundown

A bit of my mind...

They’re just words…spoken in the heat of a moment…after a night in the sack, after a good movie or dinner, and yet when you get right down to it…they can be such a lie…and yet for every lie that comes out of the mouths of some there are others that speak the truth…others that weasel their …

IE7 and me whining...

I HATE internet explorer - that's bold, emphasis, captial letters hate. I really despise creating a site, getting everything working...and then IE blows something up.

Rei and Jade...fight fight fight

She felt like she was burning alive. Rei felt the heat sweep over her body in a flood. The shock forced her into the wall of reality, her mind waking violently. It gave her a headache. Her eyes snapped open and then immediately shut again. The light in the room, however dim, still sent bolts of …

Clone Wars

It's so nice to see a second season of clone wars coming out, and the trailer for episode III gives me hope that maybe lucas didn't ruin ALL the prequel films. I wish the man would understand that although he is excellent at overall storytelling and directing action sequences, he should NEVER be allowed to work …

Hooks in Pff

So I finally sat down and started working on coding again, I swear this stupid michigan weather is playing havoc with my brain. I like sunshine, and the more I get, the more I want, but a few days of sun followed by a week of clouds is not good for you.

And finally we see Sailor Moon

Her head hurt. She opened her eyes slowly, the events of the past day brimming over in her mind. First Endo had turned out to be Tuxedo Mask...and Mamoru. And Venus had tried so hard to keep them from getting the Silver Crystal. Beryl was dead at her hand. But Usagi hadn't wanted to fight him, …

magic bugs

so I have a "magic bug" in my home-rolled session class for pff. Everything works great until I turn on the security hashing - which is supposed to hash the session id, session name, and the current hash phrase together, store it in a session, and compare it each time

The memories of Minako

She shivered at she stared at the crumbling ruins. A visit to the dark kingdom wasn't something a person forgot. She'd helped Endymion escape that time. Her mind spun as the emotions and fears rushed back. She sat down on a piece of rock, ignoring her torn fuku and the ooze coating the once pristine moon …

Pff_Collection and Pff_Data

Well, I just finished a new paradigm for data handling in pff. I discovered the ArrayAccess interface in SPL - which is really cool, and then using __get and __set I create a class that can handle data as an array or as an object. Why is this useful? Well, I'm using it for all data …

A history of me and computers

In beginning of 1998 I was getting increasingly fed up with being stuck in a small apartment with a baby, and I had a nice computer I got for christmas and free internet access from the college I was attempting to attend. So I jumped online headfirst, and in no time my dad had set up …

Let's add Mako to the mix

She didn't like dark, closed spaces. Makoto flipped her ponytail over her shoulder in an impatient gesture and sighed loudly. A big, fat, dark, smelly cave was not her idea of a good time. She'd almost rather be running around in the snow again. She and Minako had raced through the hordes of youma while Ami …

Php and Utf-8

Php is a pain in the butt for dealing with different character sets. The language itself doesn't natively handle anything - you have to do several things to get a different charset to work. First of all you need the iconv or mbstring extensions. iconv is now built in by default but doesn't have very many …

More Ami / Zoi humor - With Barry White

Ami let her body go limp, her eyes glazing over from cold and shock. Then Zoisite yanked her over a particularly hard ice boulder that smacked the back of her head, and the world went dark.

bleeding edge php and windows

I tend to run the latest bleeding edge php 5.1 snaps on my development machine. Probably not the best idea in the world, but I like it that way. I keep up on the php cvs and zend engine cvs commits so whenever some fix or feature goes in that looks good I fire up snaps.php.net …

Subversion

So...I decided to set up subversion using webdav so my phpfanfiction repository could be opened up "to the public" for viewing. I didn't install view cvs or anything, cause I'm kind of lazy that way. I used fedora rpms to put it on because I didn't want to bother with compiling. I really hate compiling... I …

Shitennou Contest

My little library Shitennou is having a fanfiction contest. This is the very first contest the library has run, so we'll see how things go. The contest runs until April 9th., with a 7 day period of stories being available for reading (although you have those seven days as a grace period for all the lazy …

Sailor Moon Fandom

Sailor Moon is slowly dying. I find it sad, a bit depressing. You see, there was the live action in Japan but it's been awhile since SM has been featured on US TV. And manga is not that popular here yet. So the influx of new fans, something very important for a genre like Sailor Moon …

Redemption - The Past - Chapter 04 - ROUGH INCOMPLETE DRAFT

So here is the first go at chapter four. It's VERY rough because I'm starting to integrate the previous stuff into this chapter. I'm working towards the title - showing the diaspora of all the girls and guys to different planets, before we start chasing each other all over the solar system ;)