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Galadriel
19 May 2015 @ 12:55 pm
...I guess you can all now call me "Doctor Galadriel." ^_~

Thank you for all the good wishes! They definitely helped. <3

The exam went extremely smoothly, better than I could have hoped. It was only an hour long, which was a surprise, since I was prepared for two hours minimum, and ready for a longer haul. But it was a really friendly room (two of three examiners in attendance, plus the Chair), with no major concerns, and they ran out of questions to ask. (And with very few exceptions, they were questions I already had prepared answers to.)

Then I left the room so they could talk to my supervisor (one was present, the other is currently on Research Leave, and not in the country). She came out 5 minutes later, then we waited for another 10 minutes while they finalized their recommendations, and then they asked us back in.

That was when they told me that I'd been granted my PhD, and all they were expecting is for me to clean up some typos that slipped past me. Everything else? Optional, or as one examiner put it, "Oh, those changes are for the book!" O_o The other examiner said that it was an afternoon's work, max.

...I literally could not believe it. At all. I was so braced for 6 more months of work or something. This? I have until June 17th to fix it up, so I'll be actually doing that in the next couple days.

My supervisor tells me that during their consultation with her they said that I was incredibly impressive, and they both told me directly that they really, really enjoyed reading my thesis (both content- and writing-wise). The Chair actually said that while he's moderated lots of these exams, and they tend to be more or less interesting (the Chairs are always from an unrelated discipline), he really enjoyed this one and is going to look up Edward Gorey later because now he's interested! My supervisor also told me that my exam went extremely well, very smoothly, and that she's never seen such a clean pass! ^_^ So that's all really encouraging stuff.

Afterwards, my father and I went to my supervisor's for dinner, which was nice, and while we came back to the hotel fairly early in the evening, once we were there, I collapsed. I don't think I was aware how tired I was until after everything was over, when all the preparation and stress of the day dissipated. ...Weirdly, though, I never felt that nervous in the lead-up, at least not for more than a minute or two here and there.

So, yup. I walked into a friendly exam room, the process was surprisingly pleasant (and short) and I've been granted my PhD! Woo and stuff! *snort* ^_~

Hello, again, LJ! I've missed you!
 
 
current mood: accomplished
current music: Adventure Time
current location: Away

 
 
Galadriel
18 May 2015 @ 01:08 am
...If you are so inclined, think good thoughts for me around 3:30am UTC (GMT/Zulu) Time, Monday May 18th, 2015, ok? That's, um, soon. Just over 14 hours from when I posted this.

Tunnel? Check.

Light at the end or train? We'll see.

(I mean, it's not gonna be over, not yet. There will be revisions, because of course there will be. The extent remains to be seen. But still, we're getting close. Oh, so close to done.)
 
 
current mood: nerdy
current music: The Flash (the old series)

 
 
Galadriel
04 December 2014 @ 12:54 am
Hey guys,

Just a quick check in to say thank you so, so much for the wonderful birthday wishes. I was so touched that some of you remembered and were kind enough to say so, when I've been so very scarce over the last... well, far too long.

I want you to know I've seen (and read) them all -- emails, ecards, straight up kind wishes and fic(!!!) -- and I have been so very pressed for time, that I haven't been able to sit down and thank you properly. Please, please hold on and grant me a tiny space more of patience, because I do want to comment/answer you, and I will.

I can't stress enough how touched I am that you remembered and took the time to let me know.

I'm thinking of you all, and hoping that life is treating you well.

Be back soon! (I hope! I should be! OMG, there is light at the end of the tunnel! I can see it!)
 
 
current mood: exhausted
current music: Some Xmas Movie.

 
 
Galadriel
05 November 2014 @ 12:16 am
More popping in to make an announcement, I know, I know. Light. Tunnel. Possible train? ^_~

LotR SeSa 2014: Signups Closing Soon!
So, it's that time of the year again: time to sign up for the Lord of the Rings Secret Santa exchange! Slash, femslash, het and gen, fic and fanart; you can request it all, so why not join in? (Please note that this is an FPF -- Fictional, not Real Person -- exchange.) The sign-up post is here, and sign-ups run until November 7th.
    Important Dates:
    Sign-ups: Oct. 27 to Nov. 7
    Assignments sent out: Nov. 12
    Fic/art due: Dec. 15
    Fic/art posted to the community: Dec. 24

Please make your story more than 500 words (1000 is better). For fanart we'd expect you to spend at least a couple of hours on your work. We're looking forward to the exchange, and hope you are too!

Don't forget that lotr_sesa is open to all the Peoples and Ages of Middle-earth, including those of The Hobbit!

lotr_sesa
SeSa buttonSeSa buttonSeSa button
 
 
current mood: busy
current music: "That Darn Katz!" (Futurama)
current location: Purgatory. Hooray.

 
 
Galadriel
26 October 2014 @ 04:37 am
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Whomever you are, I want you to know right off the bat that whatever you write for me, I will love it. I already do, because here you are, having signed up to write for a (possible) stranger in a rare fandom that we both share, and that is better than gold.

Please, be reassured that in both my signup and here I'm aiming to provide a number of different prompts that I'd love to see written and that might spark your imagination, and I do not expect you to smush answers to all my questions into one story. Take what works for you and discard the rest.

Additionally, I know it's right there in the rules, but I want to stress that I know the details are optional, and while I've tried to offer a range of characters, pairings and prompts, if none of them excite you, or you're simply not able to make them work, don't worry. I will still be so excited to see a fic written in one of my six chosen fandoms that the rest will just be icing. But if you're looking for a bit more direction, or you just want to know a little more about my preferences, I hope this letter will help. All of my fic – with the exception of much of Words/Silence/Flesh (co-written LotRPF WIP) and some silly email spam parodies – has been archived on AO3.

A little about me...Collapse )

I'm going to take a stab at offering up what I love about each fandom (as well as reposting my requests in italics, because in reading around, I see that some people prefer to have the request details repeated in the Yuletide letter; I hope this is helpful).

I'm not much of a fannish butterfly, so my Yuletide fandoms of choice tend to stay fairly stable over the years. Only two of my fandoms this year, however, are ones I've requested before. (I'm just as shocked as anyone reading this who knows me, believe me! ^_^) I try to freshen up those repeat prompts where I can, although of course the things I love about each canon don't change too much. My apologies if you've been assigned to me before; I hope it'll feel more like a happy accident than a disappointment.



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The Following...Collapse )

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Ok, hopefully all that helped rather than made things harder. Again, absolutely everything I've said here is optional and up for ignoring, partially or wholesale. After all, it's not like I'm ordering dinner; I'm really just flailing wildly and offering up far too much info.

Thank you again, Yuletide Writer. I'm so very excited about the exchange, and I know I'm going to love whatever you write for me.
 
 
current mood: tired
current music: "Murdoch.com" (Murdoch Mysteries)

 
 
Galadriel
Seems I've come back just in time for shit to go down. -_-



For those of you not familiar, the Henneth-Annun Story Archive (HASA) is one of the older Tolkien fan fiction archives on the 'net, and a great repository of early stories that may not exist in other places and forms, sometimes by authors who have drifted away from fandom, or who have passed on.

Earlier this month, HASA announced that at the end of the year, they will be closing down. There's an exceptionally high chance that when that happens, we'll lose many, many stories, and a significant portion of Tolkien fanfic fandom's history.

silwritersguild, along with two other archives, is launching a rescue project to identify and save "at risk" stories in an effort to preserve our shared history. Please, check out their post on the topic, and if you're able, volunteer to help save these stories before they're gone forever.

HASA Story Rescue Project
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
22 September 2014 @ 12:13 am
Just sticking my head in to say hi.

Hi.

Not sure if anyone's keeping tabs, but yep, I'm even scarcer online than I have been. That's largely because I'm nearing the End of Things, but as is usual with these kinds of things, the level of bullshit and bureaucracy to overcome on the way to the finish line absolutely skyrockets. Good times.

Hope everyone is well, and hope everyone is at least occasionally sticking their heads back in from time to time. I am very fond of you all, and miss being more present.

Outside of RL obligations, right now, I'm just trying to keep the sons_of_gondor exchange going. Yep.

So, yes. Back soon...I hope?

ETA: Oh, and kind of fitting (and funny, at least to me) that I resurface on Bilbo and Frodo's birthday. Happy Birthday, you hobbits. ^_~
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
We've extended signups to Tuesday, September 23rd, 11:59 pm Pacific Time! If you've been waffling/forgotten to sign up, now’s your chance. Please come join us; you have 48 hours!



Signups for the Sons of Gondor Trick or Treat Fiction/Art Exchange Closing Tuesday!

It's that time of year again! Now's the time to sign up for the Ninth Annual Sons of Gondor Trick or Treat Fic/Art Exchange.
    This is our first year trying out the Archive of Our Own, so please bear with us as we navigate the bumps and kinks that come with learning a new system. Feedback is appreciated and encouraged, especially during the sign-up process.

    This exchange is open to both fiction and artwork, FPF and RPF, slash (m/m and f/f), het and gen. Single-character pieces, pairings and groups (OT3+) are welcome. Our only requirement is that at least ONE of your requested characters is a son/daughter of Gondor, character or actor. (And if you're only interested in FPF or RPF, not both, we can accommodate that too.)

    Fics should be at least 500 words long, artwork at least a couple hours' work.
Signups are currently open, and go through to Tues. Sept. 23, 11:59 pm Pacific Time. All fiction/art is due Oct. 24 (11:59 pm Pacific Time), and will be revealed on Oct. 31. Announcements and updates will be available at sons_of_gondor as the exchange progresses.

We've had a lot of fun in the past, and there's plenty of room for everyone, from die-hard OTPers to people looking to scratch that really rare pairing itch. So no matter what turns your crank, be it Men with Men (or Women with Women, or Men with Women, or Men or Women alone, etc.), Men with Hobbits, with Elves, with Dwarves, Orcs or Ents, so long as one half of the (FPF or RPF) pairing is (loosely) Gondorian, you're welcome in our pool.

So come on over and play with us! Please feel free to spread the word, and Happy Trick or Treating!
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
01 July 2014 @ 11:01 am

♥ Happy Canada Day! ♥

 
 
 
 
Galadriel
01 April 2014 @ 10:39 am
Title: The Chase
Author: Galadriel (caras_galadhon)
Fandom: LotR
Character: Aragorn
Rating: R
Wordcount: 1311
Archive: AO3, sons_of_gondor and Rugbytackling.
Feedback: Always appreciated.
Disclaimer: I have a vivid fantasy life, but I do not pretend to be JRR Tolkien, nor do I pretend to own his characters.
Summary: The servants of Sauron were cunning, and came in pleasing disguises as oft as not.
Warning: Depiction is not endorsement. Highlight for specifics: Non-con.
Notes: I wrote this back in 2011 and then... sat on it. I'm not sure why. It was for splix, and I think she's already seen it (maybe?), but I didn't post at the time. I was waiting for something, but I don't remember what. So here it is now.

Strider gritted his teeth, flexing the soles of his feet, trying for more purchase...Collapse )
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
Hey folks,

Popping up my head to say that while I'm not expecting anything in the mail, this is your official notice to not use the New Zealand mailing address anymore. It is no longer valid, and the Post Office will not redirect mail sent to it (for logical but irritating reasons). Please use my permanent Canadian address to contact me via the mail.

Yes, I'm still in NZ. No, not for long.

No, I'm not done my PhD yet. Yes, I'm getting closer, but we're not there yet. (There is always another wrench waiting to be thrown into the works. I have already encountered several.)

I spend a great deal of time just wanting to write/read fic. I can't do either in any appreciable way, because... I'm supposed to be finishing my damn dissertation. Pfft.

I sent something like 22 postcards to people before Xmas. I think I'm aware of 6 arriving. I have no idea if the rest made it or not. I'm assuming they did? I hope?

If you would like a postcard from NZ, please let me know, since you've got about 3 weeks left.

Thank you so much to the people who sent me holiday cards! You are lovely and sweet, and I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to say so individually. Thank you.

Other things [mostly fannish, some personal]...Collapse )

I wish I had a better sense of what people have been up to, but I honestly haven't had much of a chance to do anything but navigate my program and all the packing and moving and packing and moving and packing involved. (Dear god, it was like it was never going to end.) And I still have plenty of things to close out here, so I'm going to remain absent for a while longer. Bleh.

I hope you're all well.
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
07 January 2014 @ 12:20 pm
Title: Spilt Milk
Author: Galadriel (caras_galadhon)
Fandom: The Hobbit
Pairing: Beorn/Fili
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 3095
Archive: AO3 and hobbitfilmfic.
Feedback: Always appreciated.
Disclaimer: I have a vivid fantasy life, but I do not pretend to be JRR Tolkien, nor do I pretend to own his characters.
Summary: First, the skinchanger had insisted Fili bathe away from the others, and now Fili was presented with a bath of... milk?
Warning: Depiction is not endorsement.
Notes: Written for the hobbit_kink prompt, "Beorn likes to give Fíli his milk, filling him with it and feeding it to him." This one is a little outside my wheelhouse, but hey, why not start the new year off with a new challenge, eh? ^_^ It was fun!

Much love to empy, who encouraged me through the entire draft. If she hadn't sacrificed sleep to stay awake with me, I probably wouldn't have finished, certainly not in one go. And much love to savageseraph too, for always reading my work, regardless. ♥

Fili still wasn"t sure how he"d consented to this treatment...Collapse )
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
10 December 2013 @ 01:54 am
So I went to the very first NZ screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug tonight (gala/charity event for a marine preserve), and I can say, without being spoilery in the least, that it is a better movie than An Unexpected Journey. (And I say this as someone who was terrified they were going to fuck up Smaug, proto-dragon of my heart. ♥) Some of the silly bits that I felt marred the first in terms of tone have been all but left behind, and the pacing is far tighter and quicker.

General discussion of/minor spoilers for Smaug"s design...Collapse )

Anyway, I'm going to another screening Wednesday night after the fan party, so I might leave posting more specific and detailed thoughts until then (or later, since I'm still labouring under a deadline pre-going home for the holidays).

As for the charity event, it was quite nice...Collapse )

In the end, the gala was definitely worth it, and I'm really glad I went. It was reasonably relaxed, I got to see the movie early, and even with a few kinks in the works, I came out of it happy.

So, yeah. Non-spoilery review of DoS: Better than AUJ, definitely good, parts of it will upset purists (especially those who aren't aware of how they're also cribbing from the Appendices), but most changes make sense on a filmic level. *nod*

...I'm very tired now, but holy crap, that is more posting on LJ than I've done in a while. I have no graceful segue out, so, um, g'night, then. *crashes*
 
 
current mood: pleased
current music: Brothers & Sisters

 
 
Galadriel
Guys, guuuuuys, you're not going to believe this, but I've actually managed to successfully send out some holiday cards this year. I know, I'm shocked too!

Given that the test batch has gone off well, I'm feeling surprisingly confident, and I'd like to try and send some holiday-ish NZ postcards to the rest of you. I do have some addresses already, but I worry that people have moved around a bit since I last recorded them (or I don't have everyone's to begin with), so I'd very much appreciate if you'd leave your address in the comments to this post. Whether you've given me your address before or not, I'd really appreciate it. I promise, you will not be signed up for weird mailing lists, and I won't send you an angry bobcat in a box.

No, you don't have to be sending cards out in order to get one, I promise. I'm just full of boundless optimism and pre-stamped cards and want to share them with you. ^_~

Comments are screened for privacy, but you're also welcome to PM me or email me your address (at galadriel AT shaw DOT ca). Sooner is better, but I'm willing to entertain stragglers up to the 13th of this month. (Later than that means I'll probably get something out to you late January/early February.)

Thanks a bunch!
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
19 October 2013 @ 12:22 am
I know, I know, all I do lately is pop in and out with announcements, but we're getting closer and closer to my being able to participate more fully as the light at the end of my dissertational tunnel is getting nearer and nearer. Please send good thoughts that it's not an incoming train. With that said, as with every year...

'Tis the season! It's wall-to-wall exchanges and challenges from here until the new year, and I'd be remiss in not trying to entice a few of you into lotr_sesa! Surely there is room in your holiday plans for a little fun in Middle-earth? ^_^


LotR SeSa 2013: Signups Now Open!
So, it's that time of the year again: time to sign up for the Lord of the Rings Secret Santa exchange! Slash, femslash, het and gen, fic and fanart; you can request it all, so why not join in? (Please note that this is an FPF -- Fictional, not Real Person -- exchange.) The sign-up post is here, and sign-ups will run from now until October 28th.
    Important Dates:
    Sign-ups: Oct. 14 to Oct. 28
    Assignments sent out: Nov. 5
    Fic/art due: Dec. 13
    Fic/art posted to the community: Dec. 24

Please make your story more than 500 words (1000 is better). For fanart we'd expect you to spend at least a couple of hours on your work. We're looking forward to the exchange, and hope you are too!

Don't forget that lotr_sesa is open to all the Peoples and Ages of Middle-earth, including those of The Hobbit!

lotr_sesa
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current mood: hopeful
current music: The Bachelorette, of all things.
 
 
Galadriel
15 October 2013 @ 02:33 am
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Whomever you are, I want you to know right off the bat that whatever you write for me, I will love it. I already do, because here you are, having signed up to write for a (possible) stranger in a rare fandom that we both share, and that is better than gold.

Please, be reassured that in both my signup and here I'm aiming to provide a number of different prompts that I'd love to see written and that might spark your imagination, and I do not expect you to smush answers to all my questions into one story. Take what works for you and discard the rest.

Additionally, I know it's right there in the rules, but I want to stress that I know the details are optional, and while I've tried to offer a range of characters, pairings and prompts, if none of them excite you, or you're simply not able to make them work, don't worry. I will still be so excited to see a fic written in one of my four chosen fandoms that the rest will just be icing. But if you're looking for a bit more direction, or you just want to know a little more about my preferences, I hope this letter will help. All of my fic – with the exception of much of Words/Silence/Flesh (co-written LotRPF WIP) and some silly email spam parodies – has been archived on AO3.

If you prefer LJ links, I have a (out-of-date) fanfic index here, and if you check the lefthand sidebar of my LJ, all my fiction is tagged by fandom under "fanfic."

A little about me...Collapse )

I'm going to take a stab at offering up what I love about each fandom and see if I can't scrounge up some resources should you want/need them. (I'll also repost my requests in italics, because in reading around, I see that some people prefer to have the request details repeated in the Yuletide letter. I hope this is helpful!)

I'm not much of a fannish butterfly, so my Yuletide fandoms of choice tend to stay fairly stable over the years. I've tried to freshen up my prompts this year, although of course the things I love about each canon don't change too much. My apologies if you've been assigned to me before; I hope it'll feel more like a happy accident than a disappointment.



The Borgias: The Original Crime Family (2011)...Collapse )

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Haven...Collapse )

Merry Gentry - Laurell K Hamilton...Collapse )

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Ok, hopefully all that helped rather than made things harder. Again, absolutely everything I've said here is optional and up for ignoring, partially or wholesale. After all, it's not like I'm ordering dinner; I'm really just flailing wildly and offering up far too much info.

Thank you again, Yuletide Writer. I'm so very excited about the exchange, and I know I'm going to love whatever you write for me.
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
(Thank you to those of you who have signed up for the exchange so far! Right now, we have 10 people, and I'd love to see a few more. If you've been waffling, now's the time to decide.)

***

Signups for the Sons of Gondor Exchange Close TODAY!
This is the final day to throw your hat in the ring! Now's the time to sign up for the Eighth Annual Sons of Gondor Trick or Treat Fic/Art Exchange.
    This exchange is open to both fiction and artwork, FPF and RPF, slash (m/m and f/f), het and gen. Single-character pieces, pairings and groups (OT3+) are welcome. Our only requirement is that at least ONE of your requested characters is a son/daughter of Gondor, character or actor. (And if you're only interested in FPF or RPF, not both, we can accommodate that too.)

    Fics should be at least 500 words long, artwork at least a couple hours' work.
Signups are currently open, and go through to Fri. Sept. 13, 11:59 pm Pacific Time. All fiction/art is due Oct. 21 (11:59 pm Pacific Time), and will be posted to the community on Oct. 31. More details and the signup post itself are available here.

We've had a lot of fun in the past, and there's plenty of room for everyone, from die-hard OTPers to people looking to scratch that really rare pairing itch. So no matter what turns your crank, be it Men with Men (or Women with Women, or Men with Women, or Men or Women alone, etc.), Men with Hobbits, with Elves, with Dwarves, Orcs or Ents, so long as one half of the (FPF or RPF) pairing is (loosely) Gondorian, you're welcome in our pool.

So come on over and play with us! Please feel free to spread the word, and Happy Trick or Treating!
 
 
current mood: hopeful
current music: LA Frock Stars
current location: Not in LA.

 
 
Galadriel
09 September 2013 @ 11:02 pm
(Please come and play, folks, if you're so inclined/able. I'm concerned about getting the exchange to run this year, as so far, we have two signups. With Barb and I, that's four, and that's not enough to get it off the ground.)

***

Signups for the Sons of Gondor Trick or Treat Fiction/Art Exchange Now Open!
It's that time of year again! Now's the time to sign up for the Eighth Annual Sons of Gondor Trick or Treat Fic/Art Exchange.
    This exchange is open to both fiction and artwork, FPF and RPF, slash (m/m and f/f), het and gen. Single-character pieces, pairings and groups (OT3+) are welcome. Our only requirement is that at least ONE of your requested characters is a son/daughter of Gondor, character or actor. (And if you're only interested in FPF or RPF, not both, we can accommodate that too.)

    Fics should be at least 500 words long, artwork at least a couple hours' work.
Signups are currently open, and go through to Fri. Sept. 13, 11:59 pm Pacific Time. All fiction/art is due Oct. 21 (11:59 pm Pacific Time), and will be posted to the community on Oct. 31. More details and the signup post itself are available here.

We've had a lot of fun in the past, and there's plenty of room for everyone, from die-hard OTPers to people looking to scratch that really rare pairing itch. So no matter what turns your crank, be it Men with Men (or Women with Women, or Men with Women, or Men or Women alone, etc.), Men with Hobbits, with Elves, with Dwarves, Orcs or Ents, so long as one half of the (FPF or RPF) pairing is (loosely) Gondorian, you're welcome in our pool.

So come on over and play with us! Please feel free to spread the word, and Happy Trick or Treating!
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
21 June 2013 @ 11:57 pm
...Calgary and Area are under a state of emergency as a huge chunk of Southern Alberta is flooding. *sigh*
    Alberta flood: 'I watched couches go by. It's insane'
    Witnesses share their first-hand experiences with massive floods


    Torrential rains and widespread flooding in southern Alberta have left people throughout the province in awe at the power and scope of the devastation and concerned about the uncertain hours ahead.

    The floodwaters have washed out roads and bridges, left at least one person missing and caused cars, couches and refrigerators to float away. Several communities are under states of emergency, and as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes in Calgary alone.

    There were flashpoints of chaos from Banff and Canmore and Crowsnest Pass in the Rockies, to Calgary and beyond in the north and south to Lethbridge. [More]

I talked with Dad about it in detail this evening, and I've been riveted by the coverage since then. Obviously, it's not about me, but I gotta say, it's very weird being so very far away and seeing all this happening at home, where everything is familiar, and everything familiar is underwater. -_-

I've shot messages off to friends to make sure everyone is ok, and I'm certainly hoping that that's the case. Stay safe, folks.

And of course I'm also absolutely fascinated by this:
    Big cats in the big house: Calgary Zoo moves lions, tigers to courthouse

    The big cats from the Calgary Zoo have been moved to holding cells at the Calgary Court Centre, the Herald learn[ed] early this morning.

    The cats were evacuated from the zoo to cells at the new court centre to ensure they would be safe from flood waters, confirmed Bruce Burrell, director of Calgary Emergency Management Agency.

    "The large cats and some of the other animals have actually been transferred to the cells in the bottom of the court house, and that's where they have been residing currently," said Burrell. "That transfer has been ongoing for the last few hours."

    Zoo spokeswoman Laurie Skene said the zoo had discussed a number of options for the cats, which include four lions, two snow leopards and six tigers, three of which are cubs that are approaching full size. [More]

They're moving the other animals around as well, and as far as I know, those animals are still at the zoo (which has areas that are higher ground), but I suppose it's a good plan to get some of your larger predators somewhere safe in case things get even hairier. You probably don't want to court the possibility of having them roaming around, freely snacking on smaller animals.

ETA: There's some debate on Twitter right now as to whether the cats have been moved, or if that's simply the plan.

The floodwaters are a massive event, and as far as I can tell, they're not getting much international press. Which, I suppose, is not much of a surprise. It seems pretty rare that Canadian news reaches an international audience. That's kind of a sidenote to the whole thing, though.

Anyway, I'm hoping that everyone in Southern Alberta is staying safe and getting to somewhere dry.

ETA2: And a video of the waters downtown this morning:


For comparison, there's a photo of the 10th Street/Louise Bridge the reporter is pointing out alongside the wiki entry on it here, which illustrates what it looks like normally.
 
 
current mood: worried
current music: Episodes
current location: Not at home.

 
 
Galadriel
14 June 2013 @ 10:25 pm
Much, much love, govi20. ♥ ♥ ♥
My thoughts are with you and yours.

Picture of the boys, being happy, in an oldie but a goodie...Collapse )

And in case I haven't said it lately, know that you're one of the loveliest people I know. ♥ ♥ ♥
 
 
current mood: nostalgic
current music: The Hulk (Ang Lee)
current location: Over the Hills and Far Away