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Cell Mitosis Explained

Oh, my gosh, My Biology Major self just about fell over laughing when I saw this a couple of nights ago. Perfect answer!

Can you explain the cell division very fast?

“Can you explain the cell division very fast?”

Time to Nominate for THE HP FANFIC FAN POLL AWARDS – SPRING-SUMMER ROUND 2013



THE HP FANFIC FAN POLL AWARDS – SPRING-SUMMER ROUND 2013
Rules, Timelines, and How to Nominate a Fic

To Make Nominations/Ask Questions: hpfanficfanpollmod@gmail.com
Nomination period: April 1st – April 28th, 2013
Voting period: May 1st – June 30th, 2013
Winners announced: by July 10th, 2013

January 2013 Firewhiskey Fics – Voting Going On NOW!

The Firewhiskey Fic January 2013 night was a great success, with 6 fics, 1 illustrated fic, and 1 piece of art submitted for your enjoyment and voting fun.  Please add your vote to the tally!
TIME TO VOTE!  
Before we start, please read these rules and guidelines:

1. Each entry has been posted separately so that authors can get feedback on their writing. This is a drunken post contest, so feel free to laugh and tease, just don’t be cruel. We’ll be watching very closely. Authors – DO NOT REPLY TO YOUR ENTRY. The voting period is anonymous. You may reply AFTER the reveals.

2. Some of these entries are very NC-17. Please keep this in mind when you click on the link. There will be no anonymous comments – you must have an LJ account if you are going to comment.

3. You may only vote once! No voting for your own entry.

4. Cast your vote by responding to THIS POST using the format below. All votes will be screened.

Most Coherent Entry: [insert entry# here]
Least Coherent Entry: [insert entry# here]
Funniest Entry: [insert entry# here]
Favorite Entry: [insert entry# here]
Best use of prompt: [insert entry# here]
Best smut: [insert entry# here]

ENTER ONLY THE ENTRY NUMBER, NOT THE NAME OF THE FIC!!

5. All votes must be in by Friday, February 1st at midnight EST. If you submitted a fic, you MUST vote. If you do not vote, and your fic was the winner in that category, guess what? You will not win!

6. Winners and banners will be revealed on Saturday, February 2nd. All entries will remain up so everyone can read them again and again.

7. Winners will get a banner for their bravery, hard work, and for putting up with the Mods’ inebriated selves.

I’m a Winnah…

Huzzah!  The winners of the 2012 Fall-Winter Round of the HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards (hpfanficfanpoll) have just been posted, and my Dramione fic Missed Connections won 2nd Place for Best Comedy (Medium Length).

Woo hoo!   Thanks to whomever nominated me and to all the voters.  🙂  And thanks for the lovely banner. It’s fun and beautiful!

HPFanFicPollAwards-FW2012-BestComedyMediumLength-2ndPlace

It was also nominated for Best Secondary Character for the character of Harry Potter.  The story’s told from Harry’s POV, and I had a great time writing him.  I guess it shows.  🙂

You can read it here, if you’d like:  http://dramione.org/viewstory.php?sid=1893

Summary: After a pleasant autumnal trip to Diagon Alley with her friends, a Missed Connection describing Hermione appears in the Daily Prophet’s Personals column. Who could have left it? Hermione’s mad with curiosity, but the identity of the sender remains a mystery. (Harry knows, but wild hippogriffs couldn’t drag it out of him.)
Rated: T


Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and all the winners! They include but are certainly not limited to rivertempest, dormiensa, captainraychill, ashiiblack, rzzmg, ningloreth, and qtk8ee.    Check out the entire list at hpfanficfanpoll.

December 2012 Firewhiskey Fics – Voting Going On NOW!

The Firewhiskey Fic Holiday Edition night was a great success, with 11 fics and 2 pieces of art submitted for your enjoyment and voting fun.
Time to Vote!
Before we start, please read these rules and guidelines:

1. Each entry has been posted separately so that authors can get feedback on their writing. This is a drunken post contest, so feel free to laugh and tease, just don’t be cruel. We’ll be watching very closely. Authors—DO NOT REPLY TO YOUR ENTRY. The voting period is anonymous. You may reply AFTER the reveals.

2. Some of these entries are very NC-17. Please keep this in mind when you click on the link. There will be no anonymous comments—you must have an LJ account if you are going to comment.

3. You many only vote once! No voting for your own entry.

4. Cast your vote by responding to THIS POST using the format below. All votes will be screened.

Most Coherent Entry: [insert entry# here]
Least Coherent Entry: [insert entry# here]
Funniest Entry: [insert entry# here]
Favorite Entry: [insert entry# here]
Best use of prompt: [insert entry# here]
Best smut: [insert entry# here]

ENTER ONLY THE ENTRY NUMBER, NOT THE NAME OF THE FIC!!

5. All votes must be in by Friday, January 4th at midnight EST. If you submitted a fic, you MUST vote. If you do not vote, and your fic was the winner in that category, guess what? You will not win!

6. Winners and reveals will be done on January 5th. All entries will remain up so everyone can read them again and again.

7. Winners will get a banner for their bravery, hard work, and for putting up with the Mods’ inebriated selves.

 

That kid of mine…

this morning, I was helping Robbie with his shoes and socks. I was in a hurry because we had to leave. He had his legs sticking straight up in the air and was wiggling them back and forth, so I said, “Pretend your legs are trees: nice, straight, tall and still.”

“Okay, Mumma!” he said with a grin. He stayed still for about 2 seconds, and then shouted, “Wind! Tornado! HURRICANE!” He then proceeded to thrash his legs and feet around wildly.

Cue hopeless laughter from frazzled mom. 🙂

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I Love GameStop!

I AM GEEKING OUT.  I just traded in the kids’ now-unused  DSi systems and 59 games at GameStop. With our membership discount card, plus their special double credit for systems, and a bonus 30% for trading in more than 7 games, we ended up with enough to completely cover the cost of an iPad2, with almost $60 left over.  W00T!

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