Professor Trevor Cox, an acoustics expert at Salford University, spent a year researching the world's worst sounds. Cox posted clips of 34 objectionable noises online, which were rated by 1.1mil visitors. In 2007, the sounds voted most unpleasant were:
1. vomiting 2. microphone feedback 3. wailing babies 4. train wheels scraping on tracks 5. a squeaky seesaw 6. badly played violin 7. whoopee cushion 8. an argument in a soap opera 9. the hum of electricity 10. a Tasmanian devil's scream
DRIGGLE-DRAGGLE -- slovenly clothing "She insisted in dressing in hand-me-down driggle-draggle."
This is Terri's first full-length novel (her two-part Star Trek: Corps of Engineers eBook Remembrance of Things Past was 51,000 words, which is strictly speaking novel-length), and I couldn't possibly be more proud. *beams*
Portals... will be the memoirs that Dr. Elizabeth Weir was seen writing in the SGA episode "The Return Part 1."
The month of April is shaping up nicely -- it looks like I'll have three comic books out that month: the second issue of Farscape: Strange Detractors, the Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Klingons one-shot, and the first issue of the Comic Book That Shall Not Be Named (at least until the next Previews comes out). All in time for me to turn 40. *grin*