Who are you?
I’m Amy, a.k.a. dagger-paws. I don’t have a fancy title, but I’m told I don’t need one to be special, as I am quite special already.
What do you do at CrossingsCon?
Mostly whatever I’m told to. But sometimes I just thieve off with people’s pumpkin bread! I’ll be making some stuff for the fundraiser, too. And being arm candy at the staff tables. Maybe I’ll put together a YW cosplay!
Why did you choose to get involved?
Geekhyena made me. No, but really, she told me what they were doing and I was like, HEY I HAVE THOSE BOOKS NO WAY. So here I am. And I love conventions. Any excuse to go dress up like a dork in a hotel for a weekend is a fun time in my book.
What sort of planning experience do you have?
Pretty much nothing relevant to running a convention but I have a lot of what you’d call “life experience”. You don’t get into a Top-50 PhD program without knowing how to keep track of a few things in your life. I’m on the GSA (graduate student association) committee for my program, so I help coordinate our representation with the GSA and receive/manage the program’s official funding for program activities. I just started this position but it should be some good experience in the next couple years before CrossingsCon.
How did you get into Young Wizards?
I actually read Deep Wizardry first. I think I just found it in a bookstore somewhere, and it was the only one on the shelf, and I didn’t realize it wasn’t the first one. I just started flipping through it in the store and had to have it, and was a pretty good chunk into it before I realized I had to have missed one. So I went back and found So You Want To Be A Wizard, and then continued to power read my way through the books. I actually hadn’t reread them in some time when I joined the CC staff, and had no idea there were New Millennium editions or a huge fandom. It is rather a delight to be going back into this world from my early teen years that I used to escape into.
If you were a wizard, what would your specialty be, and what would your manual look like?
One of us was recently talking about Manual Tattoos that would morph into needed information. I would love to have wizard tattoos. I have several conventional ones and plan to get more. As for a specialty, I think it would be healing. Yes, I know what that means. As a spoonie, I live with chronic pain every day anyway, and as a Physiology student, I hope my research will someday lead to new medical advances for people with chronic illnesses. I would live the pain of others to heal their hurts. We spoonies are the perfect ones to take it.
What are some of the other things you like?
Most of the BBC’s programming – Doctor Who and Orphan Black in particular, but there are a number of interesting shows that have come out recently I’d like to give a try. Anything Marvel/Avengers/X-Men makes me happy lately, and I am currently working on a Thor cosplay based on the new female Thor concept art. I am a fan of several other fiction authors including Anne Bishop, Maggie Furey, Kevin Hearne, Neil Gaiman, and Kelley Armstrong. I also enjoy the nonfiction works of Steven Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Stephen Hawking. I’m a PhDstudent in Physiology, with a focus in Reproductive Endocrinology, and a passion for all things science – and much of the comic Piled Higher and Deeper could have been written about me.
What else should we know about you?
I present you with my cats, Hunter (all black) and Chewie (tuxedo). I also have a six footColombian boa constrictor named Darwin. I enjoy costume making, cooking/baking, and singing, and perform all three with impressive proficiency. I study guinea pig vaginas for a living, and I love how hilarious people’s reactions are when I say that. I really do believe that science makes the world a better place.
if you haven’t met Amy yet, go say hi! she’s super-sweet and new to the fandom, and we’re thrilled to have her on the team!
which country has the most birds
thats a language
don’t you mean nice redovery
turkey, how did we miss turkey
Our Band director wasn’t at school.
what is it about band kids everywhere that, when left alone, we all do the same thing and build forts, thrones, and barricades in the band room?
Because you’re fucking nerds
did you hear about the italian chef who died?
he pasta way
he just ran out of thyme
here today, gone tomato
his wife is still upset, cheese still not over it
we never sausage a tragedy coming
ashes to ashes, crust to crust
there’s just not mushroom for italian chefs in today’s world
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
"Pepper leaves, and there’s no more pizza, and Thor’s already talked about Jane, and Tony suspects all of them realize, abruptly and simultaneously, that they actually have no idea what to do now. He is, in fact, pretty certain that they’re just a few minutes away from someone deciding to say something about the weather. It’s probably going to be him." A podfic inspired by one of the funniest Avengers fics I’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering.
My first-ever attempt at podfic, re-uploaded to fix some technical issues! Do give it a listen and let me know what you think.
MY FRIEND PODFICCED WHAT IS POSSIBLY THE MOST HILARIOUS AVENGERS FIC I HAVE EVER READ
AND HE HAS AN AWESOME VOICE
SO GO LISTEN TO THE THING EVERYONE
Go now. I’m dying.
Fibonacci you crazy bastard….
As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!
Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..
So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!
You bet!! Depicted here is a:
- 2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
- 3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
- 5 sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
- 8 sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)
I wonder if relationships like this exist somewhere in the universe….
Started this a while ago but just quickly finished up before I lost inspiration, but YOOOOO this show is SOOO good! In my top 3 for sure! WOW! All the fan art gahh I have so many ideas!! (on deviantART here too [x])
agentrodgers didn’t like how I made my sandwich.
you put jelly on one side of the bread and peanut butter on the other. that’s an abomination and at least I know how to make a proper sandwich
How else would one make a pb&j? Like do you put them on the same slice of bread? I am so confused?
She should show us how to make one since she is just SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!
OKAY KIDS RYAN’S GONNA SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE A PB&J SANDWICH
first you need your two slices of bread but as opposed to putting the peanut butter on one side, like some kind of animal, you’re going to put it on both
next you can slap your jelly of choice on and spread that shit it
now you can put the bread together and bag the sandwich for a meal later on
by making the sandwich like this, it stops the jelly from seeping through one side of the bread and making it all soggy when you eat it. I had to pack my lunch through the majority of school and that means having the sandwich sit in a bag for a solid 5 hours before I get to eat it and if you only put the jelly on one side, it’s going to bleed through the bread and be nasty but the peanut butter creates a buffer so it’s in prime condition
Dude black widow showed me how to make a sandwich
You’re welcome, citizen
oh my god
Dreams would be much more fun if they were multi-player servers that other sleeping people could join.