Friday, February 17, 2006

What Serenity Character am I?

Jayne Cobb


Capt. Mal Reynolds


Zoe Alleyne Washburne


River Tam


The Operative


Inara Serra


Shepherd Derrial Book


Hoban 'Wash' Washburne


Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye


Simon Tam


Which Serenity character are you?
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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Buckley's Universe - Tom Stormcrowe

Buckley's Universe- Thomas Stormcrowe
Dr Buckley was having a bad day. It started when he initiated his experiment into Zero Point Energy. When he started up the equipment, all the sounds outside his lab suddenly quit. When he decided to take a break and get a cup of coffee, he got up to leave the lab. When he opened up the door to go to the coffee machine, he encountered a silver wall across the door.

"What the hell?"Dr Buckley exclaimed! He turned and ran back to his desk and tried to shut down the equipment, but to no avail! "HMMM"He thought, "What have we here?". Dr Buckleyturned to his notes to try to figure out what was going on and thought about that little section of the equation that had been bothering him. "Well, I guess I have something to worry about after all!" He said with a rueful smile.

Journal of Dr Joseph Buckley, September 15, 2036
I initiated my experiment into tapping Zero Point Energy today. I seem to be trapped in a pocket universe created accidentally when I started the equipment. All the tests I have run show absolutely nothing outside of the silvery surface outside of my lab door. I can't seem to shut down my equipment and am currently drawing power off of reserve batteries. I'm not sure what will happen when they die. I figure they will crap out in about two hours. It is 10:00AM now. With any luck I'll be out by lunch

11:00AM September 15, 2036
The air is getting a bit stale and smoky, but without cigarettes I'd go nuts! Batteries are at the halfway point now. I'm really getting nervous now as the corners of my lab are showing the same silvery encroachment. Apparently I'm in a sphere and it's shrinking! I tried to get an image of what's outside of the sphere, but when I pushed a webcan through all I got was absolutely nothing, literally! I tried to retrieve the webcam and got back a cut off USB cable. I think I have a problem!

11:30AM September 15, 2036
I'm surrounded by the sphere now. My lab walls are no longer visible anymore. The batteries are below one quarter charge and I'm at a loss how to conserve power. I'm writing by the light of a candle now as I've lost the emergency lights to the sphere. Worst of all I only have one cigarette left! I've been working the math and have come to the conclusion that I'm screwed! I think I might have wiped out the Universe when I tried to tap into the Zero Point. I believe I might have interrupted the quantum flicker cycle.

11:45AM September 15, 2036
The sphere has contracted to about ten feet in diameter now. It's also starting to vibrate. My desk is half engulfed and my computer quit functioning when the sphere ate my tower. The batteries are going to die any minute now and I'm smoking my last cigarette now. It's the best tasting cigarette I've ever had! The batteries are dying now and the sphere is collapsing! Oh Lord, I think I'm going to die!

The sphere collapses into a quantum point and explodes.........Creation begins.

In the Beginning there was void. Buckley floated formless, but aware. As he pondered his situation, the thought came to him that he wanted some light. He shouted let there be Light!” At that point a point of light formed and built until it flooded his universe as far as he could see. As he floated in a sea of light, he found he wished for a place to stand upon, and said “Let there be land” and it formed from the sea of light. Standing upon his firmament, Buckley felt thirst and said “Let water flow forth and form rivers, lakes and seas!” As the rivers, lakes and seas formed, Buckley was happy, for now he had a place to stand and water to cool his brow. Unfortunately, his view was as a desert, barren and empty. He missed the trees and plant life of his home. “I’ll tell ya”, he told himself; “I might be crazy, but I’ll give it a try! Let trees and plants cover the land and enter the waters of the land!” and they did! Buckley was now happy! As he lounged around in the soft grasses in the shade of a tree, he napped. He slept the satisfied sleep of one who has accomplished great things that day.


Buckley Woke up that morning and was hungry, and he thought mournfully of the half of a peanut butter sandwich that had disappeared with everything else in his lab when the sphere had collapsed, and he said to himself “I wish I had some food!” and the tree he was under gave forth fruit. He plucked one of the fruits and bit into it and was surprised that it tasted exactly like his peanut butter and honey sandwich! “Wow!”, He said, “This might be an hallucination, but it’s certainly fun!” As the day progressed, Buckley started to miss the noises from his childhood, like birds singing, and decided to try to bring forth animal life. He said “Let there be birds flying and singing gaily!” As he finished his last word, a robin landed and started hunting for worms. A swallow flew searching for insects and a dove landed and started searching for seeds. Buckley thumped his forehead and realized he needed to provide food for his birds! “Let there be worms and insect life”, he cried! “Let the trees and plants bring forth seeds for food and also to bring forth new plants to replace those that pass on!”
“Let there be squirrels and rabbits to amuse me!” Buckley said, and they came to be. “Yes, Buckley thought to himself; “This will be sweet, a whole new world that I can build to what I want it to be! He spent the rest of the day watching the squirrels playing in the trees and gathering nuts as well as watching the rabbits doing rabbit things. He dozed off to the sounds of his birds chirping and rustling in the trees as the day ended and night fell.
Buckley woke up and everything was pitch black and totally silent. He realized he missed the night sounds he’d grown up with and he thought to himself, “Hmm, I guess I need to do something about this.” “Let the stars and the moon shine forth in the night!” He said and the stars and the moon came into being as he remembered them. “Let there be all the insects and animals I remember from before!” Buckley said and the first thing that happened was a mosquito buzzed in his ear and bit him! Buckley chuckled and said to himself “Such is the law of unintended consequences!” He couldn’t bear though to wipe out the mosquitoes though since his swallows would enjoy the new food source. He listened to the sounds of the tree frogs calling and the cicadas singing in the trees and went to sleep for the rest of the night, satisfied.

To Be Continued.......

©2006-Tom Stormcrowe- All rights reserved

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

What is the SF milieu I would best fit into?

You scored as Millennium Falcon (Star Wars). The world around you is at war. Fortunately you know how to handle that with the greatest of ease. You are one of the best at what you do and no one needs to tell you that. Now if only the droids could be quiet for five seconds.

Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Moya (Farscape)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Serenity (Firefly)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
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This is what I scored taking this quiz! At least this time! Last time Farscape was the top one!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Amazing Shrinking Man - Cycle-Licious

The Amazing Shrinking Man - Cycle-Licious