bluespirit: (SGA John is stuck chibi)
Okay, I'm British & know next to nothing about American Football.
I have a throwaway line in a story that needs the name of a real underdog college football team. One that's famous for coming back against the odds.
I watched the bit in 'Hide & Seek' where John & the team are watching a game, & I've managed to work out (thank you, Google) that it's Boston College Eagles beating Miami Hurricanes in 1984.
So, are the Eagles generally regarded as underdogs or was it purely in that season/game?

I don't need lots of detail - just the name of a team that if anyone is reading it & knows about US college football they won't think. 'Huh? That doesn't make sense as Team X is actually really good. This is obviously written by a Brit who knows next to nothing about football.' *g*

So, if I did use Boston Eagles - would that work or was that a one-off & actually they're pretty good?

So, any suggestions please, folks for a US college football team that are generally regarded as underdogs but also survivors?
*hugs*

*back to writing leaving a big X in the story as a placeholder*
bluespirit: (SGA John is stuck chibi)
Okay, I'm British & know next to nothing about American Football.
I have a throwaway line in a story that needs the name of a real underdog college football team. One that's famous for coming back against the odds.
I watched the bit in 'Hide & Seek' where John & the team are watching a game, & I've managed to work out (thank you, Google) that it's Boston College Eagles beating Miami Hurricanes in 1984.
So, are the Eagles generally regarded as underdogs or was it purely in that season/game?

I don't need lots of detail - just the name of a team that if anyone is reading it & knows about US college football they won't think. 'Huh? That doesn't make sense as Team X is actually really good. This is obviously written by a Brit who knows next to nothing about football.' *g*

So, if I did use Boston Eagles - would that work or was that a one-off & actually they're pretty good?

So, any suggestions please, folks for a US college football team that are generally regarded as underdogs but also survivors?
*hugs*

*back to writing leaving a big X in the story as a placeholder*
bluespirit: (5-O Danny 'okay' face)
Danny's from Jersey.
So, what sports teams would he support?
We know he plays/played basketball, & he seemed happy taking Grace to the football game with the Team. Would there be baseball, too?
What teams play in Jersey or would he be a NY Yankees fan or something?
It's... research. :)

Bitter disappointment this morning. A parcel arrived & I thought it was my 'Oyster Farmer' dvd & tore it open with much excitement & joy.
Disaster! It was a science dvd Mr B had ordered for school.
*wails*
Yes, I know I have a DL version that I can watch again but I want my super perfect dvd version of The O'Lough please!
I just adored that film & haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. ♥

Heh. We're rewatching the 'Ocean's Trilogy' at the mo - just the last one to go. How adorable is Scott? ♥
bluespirit: (5-O Danny 'okay' face)
Danny's from Jersey.
So, what sports teams would he support?
We know he plays/played basketball, & he seemed happy taking Grace to the football game with the Team. Would there be baseball, too?
What teams play in Jersey or would he be a NY Yankees fan or something?
It's... research. :)

Bitter disappointment this morning. A parcel arrived & I thought it was my 'Oyster Farmer' dvd & tore it open with much excitement & joy.
Disaster! It was a science dvd Mr B had ordered for school.
*wails*
Yes, I know I have a DL version that I can watch again but I want my super perfect dvd version of The O'Lough please!
I just adored that film & haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. ♥

Heh. We're rewatching the 'Ocean's Trilogy' at the mo - just the last one to go. How adorable is Scott? ♥
bluespirit: (SGA Big Bang Rodney)
Woot!
Have broken 20,000 words with my Big Bang fic! Yay! Halfway there! *g* (Well, in terms of the minimum needed anyway - I'm not sure how long the actual story will be in the end.)

This is my current angsty!John inspiration...

huge pic )

Btw - is the term 'at loggerheads' one common to the US please?
bluespirit: (SGA Big Bang Rodney)
Woot!
Have broken 20,000 words with my Big Bang fic! Yay! Halfway there! *g* (Well, in terms of the minimum needed anyway - I'm not sure how long the actual story will be in the end.)

This is my current angsty!John inspiration...

huge pic )

Btw - is the term 'at loggerheads' one common to the US please?
bluespirit: (SGA JOhn o rly?)
In Outcast, where is John's family home please? Is it Virginia?
I'm not sure if it was stated or if Virginia is fanon. Not that I mind one way or the other. *g*

EDIT:
Hmmm, & if he was flying there (say from San Francisco) which airport is most likely? Richmond?
bluespirit: (SGA JOhn o rly?)
In Outcast, where is John's family home please? Is it Virginia?
I'm not sure if it was stated or if Virginia is fanon. Not that I mind one way or the other. *g*

EDIT:
Hmmm, & if he was flying there (say from San Francisco) which airport is most likely? Richmond?
bluespirit: (SGA Big Bang Rodney)
I started writing my Big Bang fic on Monday. I'm really pleased with how it's going & am happy to say that I'm now at nearly 7,000 words (6,943 for the purists. *g*)
*dances*
Hopefully they're not all rubbish! ;-)
Only about 33,000 to go!

I printed off the calendar that [livejournal.com profile] gblvr made over at the comm & have found it really useful to plot out deadlines, etc with my holidays & other RL stuff. It's a great way to time manage.

Hmmm, a quick question.
The cover that closes down over a piano keyboard - is it just called a lid? I need the US usage & for a grand piano please.
Thanks! :-)
bluespirit: (SGA Big Bang Rodney)
I started writing my Big Bang fic on Monday. I'm really pleased with how it's going & am happy to say that I'm now at nearly 7,000 words (6,943 for the purists. *g*)
*dances*
Hopefully they're not all rubbish! ;-)
Only about 33,000 to go!

I printed off the calendar that [livejournal.com profile] gblvr made over at the comm & have found it really useful to plot out deadlines, etc with my holidays & other RL stuff. It's a great way to time manage.

Hmmm, a quick question.
The cover that closes down over a piano keyboard - is it just called a lid? I need the US usage & for a grand piano please.
Thanks! :-)
bluespirit: (SGA Big Bang John)
I'm working on my Big Bang story (yay!!!) & have a couple of questions please.

1. So, I checked on Wikipedia & Superman's Fortress of Solitude is listed as being in the Arctic, but it also states that it has been located in other places, like the Antarctic, in more recent comics.
Is Rodney going to be a purist & say that it's in the Arctic or might he go for another location? It would work better for me if he said Antarctica but mainly 'cus that's a little nod to SGA canon. *g* I don't read comics & so don't know if this would seem like a major faux pas.

2. I'm writing John driving a kind of sporty SUV/jeep type thing - something he can throw all his surfing & skiing gear in the back & head off to the beach or into the mountains. Now, it's a bit clunky to write sporty SUV/jeep type thing & I don't want to actually use a specific model name. Is it okay to use the term 'jeep' in a generic, SUV type way or would that read weirdly to US readers please? Also, do people routinely use chains on their tyres in bad snow or is that just something that British people think Americans do? *g*

Thank you! :-)

EDIT:
You lot are so great - thank you! Questions answered. Yay!
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA Big Bang John)
I'm working on my Big Bang story (yay!!!) & have a couple of questions please.

1. So, I checked on Wikipedia & Superman's Fortress of Solitude is listed as being in the Arctic, but it also states that it has been located in other places, like the Antarctic, in more recent comics.
Is Rodney going to be a purist & say that it's in the Arctic or might he go for another location? It would work better for me if he said Antarctica but mainly 'cus that's a little nod to SGA canon. *g* I don't read comics & so don't know if this would seem like a major faux pas.

2. I'm writing John driving a kind of sporty SUV/jeep type thing - something he can throw all his surfing & skiing gear in the back & head off to the beach or into the mountains. Now, it's a bit clunky to write sporty SUV/jeep type thing & I don't want to actually use a specific model name. Is it okay to use the term 'jeep' in a generic, SUV type way or would that read weirdly to US readers please? Also, do people routinely use chains on their tyres in bad snow or is that just something that British people think Americans do? *g*

Thank you! :-)

EDIT:
You lot are so great - thank you! Questions answered. Yay!
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA Joe skateboard)
Is there anyone who could do a US beta on a 10,000 word McShep fic for me please?
It's a first time story set after season 5.
I really just need someone to look for anything that sounds 'off' in terms of use of language. I'm British, & I write with British spelling - so that doesn't need pointing out, thanks. It's really more nuances like 'grateful for' instead of 'glad of' & that kind of thing.
I'm looking for a relatively quick turnaround, if posible please - say a couple of days?

Thank you!
*hugs*

I'm screening the comments so it's safe to leave an email addy. :-)


Thanks so much - it's now covered. :-)
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA Joe skateboard)
Is there anyone who could do a US beta on a 10,000 word McShep fic for me please?
It's a first time story set after season 5.
I really just need someone to look for anything that sounds 'off' in terms of use of language. I'm British, & I write with British spelling - so that doesn't need pointing out, thanks. It's really more nuances like 'grateful for' instead of 'glad of' & that kind of thing.
I'm looking for a relatively quick turnaround, if posible please - say a couple of days?

Thank you!
*hugs*

I'm screening the comments so it's safe to leave an email addy. :-)


Thanks so much - it's now covered. :-)
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA JOhn o rly?)
A query for my US flisters please.
Is it more usual to refer to waiters/waitresses as that or are they servers? Or are the terms interchangeable?
It's actually from Rodney's pov but I'm assuming the US & Canada will be similar?

Thanks! ♥

EDIT: Thanks for all the replies. I think I'm sorted now. I have the best flist ever.
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA JOhn o rly?)
A query for my US flisters please.
Is it more usual to refer to waiters/waitresses as that or are they servers? Or are the terms interchangeable?
It's actually from Rodney's pov but I'm assuming the US & Canada will be similar?

Thanks! ♥

EDIT: Thanks for all the replies. I think I'm sorted now. I have the best flist ever.
*hugs*

Hmmm...

6 Feb 2009 01:59 pm
bluespirit: (SGA huh!John)
Quick US question please.
Is it channel hopping or channel surfing? Or something else?

ETA:
consensus seems to be channel surfing - thank you kindly! :-)

Hmmm...

6 Feb 2009 01:59 pm
bluespirit: (SGA huh!John)
Quick US question please.
Is it channel hopping or channel surfing? Or something else?

ETA:
consensus seems to be channel surfing - thank you kindly! :-)
bluespirit: (SGA huh!John)
US peeps!
Is it a lounge? A living room? A sitting room? You know - the place in the house with sofas & armchairs, etc. :-)
Enquiring Brit-writers need to know. *g*

Ta, muchly!

EDIT
Got it, thanks! You guys rock! Yay!
*back to writing*
bluespirit: (SGA huh!John)
US peeps!
Is it a lounge? A living room? A sitting room? You know - the place in the house with sofas & armchairs, etc. :-)
Enquiring Brit-writers need to know. *g*

Ta, muchly!

EDIT
Got it, thanks! You guys rock! Yay!
*back to writing*

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