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Friday, August 21, 2009

8:50PM - Hoping for a Resurrection

Wow! I can't believe how long it's been since I've been over here! Does anyone else ever drop by anymore? Things have finally gotten settled down in my life, I have both kids back in school and I'm really excited about trying to back to my writing. I want desperately to get back to my poor, neglected Karl/Craig fic that I was working on before everything went batshit crazy. The reason I'm posting right now is to beg for inspiration. If there's anyone still out there, I would love to see some pics of Karl & Craig - old, new, anything you've got - just give me your favorites of either one or both of these wonderful men. I'll put my own under the cut in a minute, but be forewarned, I haven't had a chance to prowl for new pics in a loooong time, so mine are all older ones! They're still beautiful though! Enjoy! :)
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Current mood: nostalgic

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

4:26PM - Marton Csokas and Harry Sinclair

I bought this DVD with a collection of 15 New Zealand short films. It includes A Game With No Rules with Marton Csokas as well as The Lounge Bar and Walkshort with Harry Sinclair.

I posted some screen caps on my journal.

( Follow the fake cut! )

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

8:18PM - A two-part post...

Part 1 - Huge happy birthday wishes (although of course, I'm a bit late!) to Lawrence Makore!! *tosses confetti*



Part 2 - This seems to be the only pic I have of any of the stunt guys. Does anyone else have any they would be willing to share? *bats eyelashes & tries to look irresistable* Especially Sala and Lawrence. Screen caps of Lawrence from The Price of Milk would be nice too. :)

Current mood: bouncy

Sunday, February 25, 2007

7:37PM - If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously!

In honour of her third Oscar nomination I present Cate Blanchett in the first of what I hope will be a series of 'head's up' posts about Aussie and Kiwi actors. There will be familiar faces and up and coming talent. If there's anyone in particular that you'd like to see drop me a note and I'll see what I can do.



"I don't have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You'd be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees— I think a lot of it's imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?"

Name: Catherine Elise Blanchett

DoB: May 14, 1969

Bio: Born in Melbourne, Australia to Robert Blanchett, a Texas-born United States Navy petty offucer and June, an Australian schoolteacher. Her father died of a heart attack when Cate was 10 years old. She has two siblings; older brother Bob and younger sister, Geneviève. She has been married to Andrew Upton for just over 10 years, they have two sons; Dashiell and Roman.

"He thought I was aloof and I thought he was arrogant. It just shows you how wrong you can be. But once he kissed me that was that."

Cate has starred in 29 movies, starting with 'Parklands' in 1996 to her Oscar, SAG and Golden Globe nominated performance in 'Notes on a Scandal' where she plays opposite Dame Judi Dench for the second time (their first joint venture being 'Shipping News').

"I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head."

Cate is currently filming 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' alongside Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton, and has both 'The Golden Age' reprising her role as Queen Elizabeth and 'I'm Not There' with fellow Aussie Heath Ledger where they both take on the challenge of becoming Bob Dylan.

"I love strange choices. I'm always interested in people who depart from what is expected of them and go into new territory."

As of 2008, she and her husband will commence three-year contracts as artistic co-directors of the Sydney Theatre Company. The contracts include a clause that will allow either of them to take three months out each year to pursue other activities. So we can hope that Cate graces our screens again soon.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

8:07PM

I posted this the other day in my LJ, but didn't hve time to post it here at the time. So here it is now. Enjoy!

Found these the other day on lotrboys_daily. No doubt you all have seen them already, but they're definitely worth seeing again! Many thanks and much worshipping to kerrsmith2306 for posting them originally. LJ cut the size down on them, but you can see them in massively huge hi-res in her original post.

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It's been way too long since I've binged on the lovely Mr. Urban! The lighting in several of these really brings the green out in those gorgeous hazel eyes. *dies*

Current mood: content

Friday, December 15, 2006

10:12PM

Wishing a very, very happy birthday to the beautiful Miranda Otto! Hope it's a wonderful day filled with much love & happiness!
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Current mood: happy

Sunday, December 3, 2006

11:31PM - Slash Fic: Deny Me Not 3 of 3

TITLE: Deny Me Not 3 of 3
AUTHORS: rufferto and kitty_trio
EMAILS: rufferto9@yahoo.com and kittyTsapphire@yahoo.com
PAIRING: Craig Parker/Karl Urban, others
RATING: NC-17, eventually
WARNINGS: Slash, angst
FEEDBACK: Yes please!
DISCLAIMER: It’s Fiction! It never happened. All lies from troubled minds. We don't know Craig Parker or Karl Urban or their sexual preferences. In short, nothing in this story is true regarding any real person mentioned. This is all fiction. No money made from this fantasy.

SUMMARY: Once again a peek forward into the lives of our Mate With Benefits boys. Approximately 1997 during the adventures/productions of Xena/Herc/Young Herc. This is what happens when Ruffy wakes one weekend very cranky, in need of writing older Bébé K & C with much more angst than fluff. We’re still not sure if this is an odd turn to their story or not. *shrugs*

A/N: Whee! We finished a fic!!!! Now we just need Ruffy and her muses to stop torturing Kitty’s muses. Shameless excuses for smut…that’s what we write, not deep trips into angstville!

Part One Part Two

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Current mood: indescribable

Sunday, November 19, 2006

10:15AM - Slash Fic: Deny Me Not 2 of 3

TITLE: Deny Me Not 2 of 3
AUTHORS: rufferto and kitty_trio
EMAILS: rufferto9@yahoo.com and kittyTsapphire@yahoo.com
PAIRING: Craig Parker/Karl Urban, others
RATING: Adult, NC-17
WARNINGS: Slash, Angst
FEEDBACK: Yes please!
DISCLAIMER: It’s Fiction! It never happened. All lies from troubled minds. We don't know Craig Parker or Karl Urban or their sexual preferences. In short, nothing in this story is true regarding any real person mentioned. This is all fiction. No money made from this fantasy.

A/N: Well... We'd intended to resolve this story in two parts. Ruffy tossed another curveball late in the chapter, late last night. Here, let her (try to) explain:

rufferto (11/18/2006 11:01:27 PM): couldn't resist
rufferto (11/18/2006 11:01:31 PM): it was going to well for Karl. *winks*
kitty_trio (11/18/2006 11:01:33 PM): *snerk*
kitty_trio (11/18/2006 11:01:38 PM): yesh
kitty_trio (11/18/2006 11:02:04 PM): I know... *sighs* this fic started with you & C cranky and in need of mucho angst
rufferto (11/18/2006 11:02:10 PM): hehe *evol grin*


SUMMARY: Once again a peek forward into the lives of our Mate With Benefits boys. Approximately 1997 during the adventures/productions of Xena/Herc/Young Herc. This is what happens when Ruffy wakes one weekend very cranky, in need of writing older Bébé K & C with much more angst than fluff. We’re still not sure if this is an odd turn to their story or not. *shrugs*

Part One

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Current mood: cranky

Monday, November 6, 2006

6:13PM - Slash Fic: Deny Me Not 1 of 3

TITLE: Deny Me Not 1 of 3
AUTHORS: rufferto and kitty_trio
EMAILS: rufferto9@yahoo.com and kittyTsapphire@yahoo.com
PAIRING: Craig Parker/Karl Urban, others
RATING: NC-17, eventually
WARNINGS: Slash, angst
FEEDBACK: Yes please!
DISCLAIMER: It’s Fiction! It never happened. All lies from troubled minds. We don't know Craig Parker or Karl Urban or their sexual preferences. In short, nothing in this story is true regarding any real person mentioned. This is all fiction. No money made from this fantasy.

A/N: Yes, another new fic when we have so many needing updates. *sighs* Hopefully we’ll soon return to the Bébé boys. Poor Karl has been languishing alone with his injury. Craig & visiting Marton off to work/interviews. Mari-provided gay porn on the telly. Kitty is beginning to worry about the ideas & cheesy lines swirling in his pain-med soused head.


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SUMMARY: Once again a peek forward into the lives of our Mate With Benefits boys. Approximately 1997 during the adventures/productions of Xena/Herc/Young Herc. This is what happens when Ruffy wakes one weekend very cranky, in need of writing older Bébé K & C with much more angst than fluff. We’re still not sure if this is an odd turn to their story or not. *shrugs*

"We Belong" By Pat Benetar

"Many times I've tried to tell you
Many times I've cried alone
Always I'm surprised how well you
Cut my feelings to the bone

Don't want to leave you really
I've invested too much time
To give you up that easy
To the doubts that complicate your mind


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Current mood: indescribable

Thursday, October 5, 2006

10:11PM

A long time ago I put in a request for pics of Chris Sadrinna from Garage Days which myth_adventure very sweetly helped me out with. Now I'm after the rest of the cast. Any pics of Kick Gurry, Pia Miranda, Andy Anderson (who absolutely made that movie!!), the delicious Mr. Csokas, or any of the others would be immensely appreciated - screen caps from the movie, from other shows, publicity photos, whatever you can come up with. I would really appreciate it! :)

Current mood: bouncy

Monday, October 2, 2006

4:31PM - Hello!

First off a huge round of applause to mouse_mistress for creating the comm, it's been a great sorce of delight. I have no intention of changing any of the rules of the community as I think that it's been running fine and if it ain't broke then don't fix it.

What I am hoping to do however is make it more active and introduce you all to some more of the gorgeous actors and actresses that the South Pacific boasts but that may not be well known outside of the region. I'll also keep you up to date with up-coming projects and new faces.

I welcome all suggestions for challenges and anything that might improve the comm as well as picture and fic posts just like we've had in the past.

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Sunday, October 1, 2006

11:47PM

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that the wonderful nimmy will be taking over here at pac_con for me! Yay!!! *tosses confetti* She has very graciously volunteered her time to keep my beloved community running and I know she'll do an excellent job. Far better than I've done myself. Please welcome her! And, of course, all the pretties want to say 'hi' as well! ;)

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Massive amount of pics! NOT dial up friendly!!

Once again, Jo, thank you!!!!! *hugs*

Current mood: excited

Saturday, September 23, 2006

8:12PM - Mod Post -

My dear ladies,
As I'm sure you all are well aware, the time that I have been able to give to this community has become rarer and rarer. I simply have got too much on my plate to be able to give pac_con the time and energy that it deserves. I'm going to step down as moderator/maintainer. If any of you would be interested in taking over here for me, please let me know. This community will always be dear to me & I have every intention of visiting it as often as I can. I hate to see it fade away due to lack of interest. Maybe a new mod with more time/energy/talent than I have will be able to breathe life back into it again.

Many thanks to all of you who have made this community into something special. It means a lot to see so many other people who share my obsession affection for the Oceania guys. Again, thank you and much love to all of you.

julie

Current mood: optimistic

Monday, June 26, 2006

12:50PM - Mark Ferguson

Long story short: I bought this DVD for 2€ cause I remembered the name from Marton Csokas' IMDb list and....I remembered the name of the series right (Cleopatra 2525), but I bought the wrong episode. Well...I got somebody else though. Mark Boss Elf Ferguson is in it!!! LOL

( Here some screen caps )

Sunday, June 25, 2006

6:06PM - Drabble: Disheveled (CP/OB, PG)

Title: Disheveled
Author: jenmstar
E-mail: jenmstar@gmail.com
Pairing: Craig Parker/Orlando Bloom
Rating: PG
Archive:fellow_shippers pac_con southern_cross orlandoslash
Disclaimer: This is all fiction.
Beta: None. Please tell me if there are any mistakes.
Notes: 1) For the 28 Character Challenge. rifleman_s's pick: Disheveled!Craig.

Disheveled

Friday, June 23, 2006

12:03AM - Karl/Craig p.4

Title: Show Me Heaven (4/?)
Author: mouse_mistress
Pairing: Karl/Craig
Rating: PG-13 for language
Summary: Karl considers the Elf's advice
Disclaimer: Don't know any of these wonderful men or what they get up to in their private lives. Just borrowing them for a bit. Very not true. All fiction. But I do wish they would cooperate! :)
A/N: Inspired by the beautiful song of the same name by Maria McKee. Journal form once again, Karl's turn.

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Current mood: sleepy

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

7:47PM - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KARL!!!!

A very, very wonderful happy birthday to one of the sexiest men alive!

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Current mood: giggly

Thursday, June 1, 2006

9:12PM

Julian Arahanga and Temuera Morrison



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Sunday, May 28, 2006

8:36AM - Song Fic Challenge: Open Your Eyes

I don't have an original offering, but this double drabble was a response to a karl_uncensored drabble challenge. Later the inspiring manip artist found this song fit the emotions of both her artwork and some of the responses.


Title: Open Your Eyes
Author: kitty_trio
Fandom: Karl Urban RPS
Rating: PG-13 for alluding to slash
Pairing: Karl Urban/Vin Diesel
Word Count: 200
Feedback: Yes please!
Disclaimer: It’s Fiction! It never happened! All lies from a troubled mind. No money made from this fantasy. In short, nothing in this story is true regarding any real person mentioned.

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If you are interested, I am writing a longer fic based on the double drabble and song:

Without A Doubt

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

11:36AM - Re: Challenges...

After some thought, I've decided to go ahead and start a bi-weekly challenge here on pac_con. As kitty_trio said, hopefully it will be a way to pull more of us out of the woodwork and have some fun at the same time. So... how to go about this? You all probably have had a lot more experience at this than I have, but it seems fairly straightforward. I'll throw out a general topic and you have two weeks to write & submit a fic on that topic. Any length, any rating, any pairing (as long as at least one of the main characters is one of the Pacific boys) is welcome. At the end of the two weeks, I'll give out another topic & we'll start over again. Like I said, I've never done this before, so any suggestions or ideas are more than welcome. Also, if you have any suggestions for topics, please let me know.

Ok, off with the horns, on with the show ...(oops,wrong fandom)
Challenge 1: Soundtrack
Due By:May 31
Topic: As anyone who has read my fics knows,I have a thing for song fics so I figured I would use that as the first challenge. Is there a song or a line from a song, that makes you think of a particular pairing every time you hear it? Have you heard a song and thought "Oh, that's so Vig & Orli (or whoever)"? Write a fic around it! It can be a literal song fic-storyline following each line of the song, or simply inspired by the song. Either one or anything in between is cool. Please include the name of the song & singer in your introduction. Now go write & have a great time! :)

Current mood: creative

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