Fair Winds and Following Seas: Farewell Leonard Nimoy


Today we lost one of the great ones.  I can’t really sit here and say that I was a big fan of his, not to say that I didn’t respect the man enormously for his contributions to Science Fiction and Entertainment in general, but it stings less than say the loss of Tom Baker would.  I’m not a big Trek fan, my most vivid memories of Mr. Nimoy come from his stint hosting In Search Of.  Back in the dark times, before the internet, I watched quite a bit of that show (the episode I remember the most being the one on the Hope Diamond), and Nimoy’s voice seemed suited to the often odd material that In Search Of covered.  Everything from Sherlock Holmes to Ancient Aliens, as I recall.  But Leonard Nimoy is a cultural icon with an impressive body of work that he’s left behind for us to enjoy, and perhaps that’s the best way to remember him, as someone who brought us happiness through his abilities.

And so, farewell Mr. Spock.  Put in a good word for the rest of us.


Important Announcement

Ok, so you remember how I said that I didn’t want to post personal stuff here?  Well I’m going to have to break that rule, because this personal thing kind of effects everything else.

So yesterday morning I heard an odd rumbling noise coming from the space between my condo unit and the one upstairs.  Then came the sound of a lot of water, and then the water itself flooded out the front half of my condo.  As my Mom put it, it started raining inside.  There was a ton of stuff that got soaked, including a lot of my clothes and some of my books.  When the HOA guy arrived, he said he’d never seen anything as bad as my place was.  I got lucky however, the upstairs neighbor had their ceiling collapse.  At any rate, I had to leave my place until it can be dried out and repairs can be made.

I’m staying at my Grandparents place for the moment, and I won’t know more until we talk to the insurance people on either Monday or Tuesday.  The upshot of all this is that everything is on hold for the moment until I can be sure where I’m going to land.  I’ll do my best to get stuff out in the meantime, but don’t hold your breath or anything.

This may give me more time to do things like Netflix Picks, or other article based stuff, and I know that I can get at least one regular episode done and one Doctor Who primer, but after that it gets really sketchy.  So bear with me for a little while, I’m not planning to go away permanently, but things might be a little more sporadic than I would like for the time being.  So please bear with me while I get things settled.

An Introduction to Mams

Hello there Internets!


I’m mamsellems, or mams for short.  It’s a nickname I picked up a couple of years ago when I was playing Lord of Ultima, the now defunct strategy MMO. 

So what exactly am I going to be doing around here?  Well, aside from reviewing various movies and television shows, I’m going to be posting some other things like random thoughts on fandom at large and pointing out things that I really enjoy, but don’t fit into my regular format.

I may end up posting some more personal things as well, but I really want to keep that to a minimum.

So let’s just leave it at that for the moment, we’ll have plenty of time to get to know each other as time goes on.