TV Talk

Mar. 30th, 2017 11:31 am
yourlibrarian: Brothers in Arms Sam & Dean (SPN-BrothersinArms-noninimicus)
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1) Full disclosure, just the fact that this company decided to rename itself "Fandom" already pisses me off -- as if somehow by doing so they can lay claim to anything fans do and pretend that fans don't exist elsewhere on the web in their own communities. But then there's these lovely assumptions: Read more... )

2) I began watching Legion shortly before my trip and just finished the latest episodes. Also some thoughts about the Flash musical episode and Quantico. Read more... )

3) Finished watching Humans and am glad it will be back for another season. Read more... )

4) I didn't take many photos on my trip but I do have a few from before it Read more... )

Happy whelping day!

Mar. 30th, 2017 07:26 am
batwrangler: (Who? Me?)
[personal profile] batwrangler
Puccini is fifteen years old today. He had his annual well-pet check-up and senior-dog blood-work done last week and according to the vet, "His blood-work is so good, he'll probably live forever."

Real robo-callers

Mar. 29th, 2017 06:31 pm
batwrangler: Just for me. (Default)
[personal profile] batwrangler
Everyone else was probably already aware of this particular piece of technological progress: I'm getting a lot of calls that are clearly completely automated and playing recordings based on voice prompts (rather than auto-diallers connected to a live-person call center). Makes it easier to just hang up on them, despite the breezy "personal" style of the pre-recorded scripts. 
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: The Goblin Emperor
Pairing: Csethiro Ceredin/Maia Drazhar
Canon Level: Engaged

I was not super invested in Csethiro and Maia when I finished the book, but The Goblin Emperor is a tiny enough fandom that I gave some fic about them a try just for something to read. And it was really good and interesting! Csethiro and Maia are sweet together, both of them sounding out the other and trying to build a satisfying romantic relationship out of what's required of them. Maia, for all that he has an indomitable will, has a gentle and compassionate soul, whereas Csethiro's soul is made of fire and hidden by society's standards for her. It makes them good for each other, for Maia to have someone so fiercely and personally protective of him and for Csethiro to have someone who wants her to be herself as fully as possible.

Suggested reading:
A Gift Of Giving by [archiveofourown.org profile] Aeriel
To Be Alone with You by [archiveofourown.org profile] labocat
every heart to love will come by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sour_Idealist
A Tale Concerning the Emperor's Wedding by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lebateleur

Fanfic Question Meme

Mar. 28th, 2017 05:09 pm
calliopes_pen: (54 IJ Edith silhouette books)
[personal profile] calliopes_pen
Taken from many people, here’s a fanfic focused meme.

Choose a fic and 1 (or more) question(s) from the list below:

1: What inspired you to write the fic this way?
2: What scene did you first put down?
3: What’s your favorite line of narration?
4: What’s your favorite line of dialogue?
5: What part was hardest to write?
6: What makes this fic special or different from all your other fics?
7: Where did the title come from?
8: Did any real people or events inspire any part of it?
9: Were there any alternate versions of this fic?
10: Why did you choose this pairing for this particular story?
11: What do you like best about this fic?
12: What do you like least about this fic?
13: What music did you listen to, if any, to get in the mood for writing this story? Or if you didn’t listen to anything, what do you think readers should listen to to accompany us while reading?
14: Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic?
15: What did you learn from writing this fic?

My fanfic (from Yuletides past, mainly) can be found here at Ao3. Or here at Teaspoon, where I last added anything from Doctor Who seven years ago.

Or you can peer into the depths of a tag called ‘fanfic I’ve written.’ There’s one Firefly fanfic down there somewhere, and quite a few drabbles for that and Buffy from back when I was starting to dabble in fanfic for the first time.
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: The Goblin Emperor
Pairing: Csevet Aisava/Maia Drazhar
Canon Level: Friends, Emperor/Subordinate

Csevet and Maia make for such a sweet couple, for all that them being together would be fraught with secrecy due to their positions. Csevet is clearly devoted to Maia, and Maia cares deeply for Csevet. It's not hard to imagine that such warm feelings might develop into romantic love, especially given how much time they spend with each other and how closely they work together.

Suggested reading:
To Whom It May Concern by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lebateleur
Blow the Candle Out by [archiveofourown.org profile] Zdenka
Clockwork and Stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] shadow_lover

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Mar. 27th, 2017 09:38 pm
shadowhuntress: (Los Angeles)
[personal profile] shadowhuntress
Been awhile. So, wassup y'all? Ohhhhh, I just realize I didn't crosspost my last few posts over here. I don't have it automatically set up because I got lazy.

Most recent celebrity sighting: saw Milo Ventimiglia at the Costco in Marina Del Rey.

I've been drifting in and out of The Flash, but I remain as ever a huge fan of Barry/Iris, so Barry's song for Iris in the musical episode made me very happy. Pasek and Paul hit it out of the park. In La La Land, they were shackled by Justin Hurwitz's meh music, but when they're in charge of both music and lyrics, a la Dear Evan Hansen, they create some beautiful work. Barrowman was Barrowman (i.e., a ham), Jesse L. Martin can sing me to sleep anytime, I haven't heard Victor Garber sing in ages, Carlos Valdes sounded great, and JEREMY JORDAN (that voice).

Speaking of musicals, tickets to Hamilton at the Pantages Theatre go on sale April 30. I'm excited, but resigned. I'll certainly try to come up with something, but I have a feeling they will sell out instantaneously.

Sports: After correctly picking 3 of the 4 teams in the Final Four in one of my brackets, I'm currently in the 100th percentile on ESPN's Tournament Challenge (which I know isn't quite accurate, but I guess they round up when you're over 99.5%). I was in the top 20 on the Pardon the Interruption group and on the first page of brackets on the Around the Horn group, but I dropped a bit on Friday. It's cool to still be within the top 1% overall and in the Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn bracket groups, though! We'll see how I fare after the Final Four. I finished in the top 2% last year after picking Villanova to win, so hopefully I'll beat that result.

The Kings aren't going to make the playoffs this season. Ah, my favorite losers. I'm really curious/worried about who Vegas is going to poach from the rest of the league.

I'm going to be a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding in May. Funtimes.

Hmm, speaking of Pasek and Paul, gotta post a few Broadway-related videos in the next post.

A hate letter for my neighbors

Mar. 28th, 2017 10:52 am
meicdon13: (eff you ant)
[personal profile] meicdon13
We have a neighbor that I unimaginatively call Karaoke Neighbor. He (and his wife and their maids and their kasambahay*) loves to sing karaoke, which in itself isn't bad, except. What pisses me of is the fact that he insists on doing it really loudly, even by my Filipino standards of karaoke.

I need to vent. )

——
*Loosely translates into, "live-in domestic help," I guess? I've always wondered what to call them in English—I used to use, "help," but that never felt right because it felt like there were weird connotations. I also used to use, "maid," but I feel like Westerners imagine French maids?
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Dresden Files
Pairing: Harry Dresden/Johnny Marcone
Canon Level: Antagonists

I got into this pairing because I read a fic (don't remember which one), and when Gentleman Johnny Marcone walked onto the page, I went, "Well, hello kink I didn't know I had." There is something incredibly delicious in a man who is in complete control of himself and his surroundings and what might make him lose that control, whether it be anger or worry or lust. Marcone brings intensity to every scene he's in, and Harry is uniquely positioned to shake up Marcone's vaunted discipline. Harry is opinionated and stubborn and always gets involved if he wasn't already involved to begin with, and there's just no way for Marcone to completely control or predict Harry.

Suggested reading:
Enemy Mine by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rassaku
other things the road to hell is paved with by [archiveofourown.org profile] LuciaZephyr
The Affairs of Wizards by [archiveofourown.org profile] Gehayi (archive-locked)
A Kiss from a Handsome... Mafia Boss by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jade_Dragoness

Ships that I Ship: Day 85: Joon/Sam

Mar. 26th, 2017 07:57 pm
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Benny & Joon
Pairing: Sam/Joon Pearl
Canon Level: Dating

Benny & Joon is a sweet movie about falling in love and the right to grow up while having mental health issues. Joon and Sam's romance is cute. They both care for each other, and they both do their best to help each other with things they struggle with. Neither of them is "normal," and they appreciate each other for who they are, not who they could be.

Suggested reading:
Green Eggs and Sam by [fanfiction.net profile] bicyclefish
But it's Tuesday by [livejournal.com profile] kho

So, I have news.

Mar. 26th, 2017 10:57 pm
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
[personal profile] lea_hazel
I realized that I tweeted about this but didn't post it anywhere else yet, so:

I'm going to be published in Capricious's gender diverse pronouns issue.

*throws confetti*

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Mar. 26th, 2017 11:00 am
echan: Kaworu Nagisa from Evangelion (Default)
[personal profile] echan
I need refills on all my drugs, but I'm tired of dealing with my current pharmacy. Their logistical skills, which have always been sub-par, have lately gone in the toilet.

Last time I went to get refills they told me the wait would be an hour. It used to be 45 minutes, but an hour is fine too, time to go get dinner and come back. I get back and get told not yet, 20 more minutes. So I wait, and go up to the counter again and get told 30 more minutes and I say screw it I'll pick it up tomorrow.

My pharmacy before that one no longer exists. (RIP Target pharmacy bottles.)

I transferred all the scripts to another pharmacy, closer to my house. It was relatively trouble free, so far. But the one thing I can trust my current pharmacy on is complete disinterest in my drugs; very few pharmacies are quite so nonjudgemental.

There's also the one script I never bothered to get the prior auth approved for. That self pay price has ballooned from $40 to $600. I'm not even sure I want to take that one anymore; maybe I'll just get surgery and be done with it.

The drugs only change when the doc changes. They all want me on them indefinitely, forever. But no 10 year supply, nope, docs love a short leash.

The first unit nurse I ever had called our medication 'drugs'. I was 12, the rest of the kids not much older. We loved it. The tshirt that had the Olympic rings made out of colored condoms didn't hurt, too.

wolf fic up at AO3, small kindnesses

Mar. 25th, 2017 05:43 pm
elistaire: (Default)
[personal profile] elistaire
So, my wolf fic, Proving the Worth of a Wolf is now posted at AO3, here's the link:
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10441470

~~~

A few things I've done lately that I'm listing as kindnesses:

- I did not take the last available chair in the waiting room because there was a much older gentleman coming in directly behind me. He didn't seem like he wanted to take it either, but eventually, after a minute, he did sit down since the person he must have been there to see wasn't immediately available. Not that I had to wait long, as I got in maybe two minutes later. But I'd rather sit on the floor if I had to wait a long time than take a chair from a person who needed it more.

- My acupuncturist *loved* the gauntlets. She was very surprised and quite delighted with them. It made me feel very good. I haven't started yet on the next pair. With winter on the way out, even if I make them, I might just stockpile them to give out in the fall, when they would be more useful.

- I bought March for Science t-shirts for my mom and myself. I did this quite a few weeks ago, and they aren't yet in, but I'm looking forward to getting them.

- I gave up a good portion of my snowboarding afternoon so some others could go out riding in the afternoon

- I spoke to some children (using appropriate language) about some language I observed them using that was not appropriate. I don't like confrontation, even with kids, and these weren't my kids. Their parents weren't anywhere nearby. But I couldn't ignore the words. It was not just swear words. I wouldn't have cared if it was only that. I'm agitated by the whole incident, but I think overall that it was something that needed to be done. I'm listing it as a kindness because as far as I can tell (and perspective can be illuminating sometimes) it was the right thing to do.

Ships that I Ship: Day 84: Bran/Will

Mar. 25th, 2017 12:22 pm
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: The Dark Is Rising
Pairing: Bran Davies/Will Stanton
Canon Level: Friends

So the ending to the Dark Is Rising series is a bit sad, what with everyone but Will forgetting all their adventures and Will being the only one to remember because he's the last of his kind and it is his burden to remember. This fate is especially sad for Bran, the weird kid unsure of his purpose and unliked by most everyone he knows, because he finally found out what his deal was and came into his own only for it all to be stripped from him. It isn;t fair, and it doesn't seem right. (I had strong feelings regarding Bran back when I first read these books, and it looks like I still have strong feelings about Bran.) Which means on the one hand, you have Bran the outsider who has no idea why, and on the other hand you have Will the outsider who knows exactly why. And I think it would be great if instead they could remember together so that neither is alone. With added kissing.

Suggested reading:
To Remember For Always by [archiveofourown.org profile] genarti
Summer's Men by [archiveofourown.org profile] kestrelsan
The Illusion of Endings by [archiveofourown.org profile] janaried (archive-locked)
The Leaves of Memory Parch and Fade by [archiveofourown.org profile] OpheliaRising
Something Different by Aristide

Back Home to the Backlog

Mar. 24th, 2017 05:45 pm
yourlibrarian: Sam and Dean on a Tandem Bike (SPN-TandemBike-moodymuse19)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1) Back from my trip: the weather in Central Florida was a bit cooler than I expected, but there were some lovely sunny days and I got to spend time with friends. Also, good food.

2) Probably of surprise to no one: Trump’s Election May Be Making Men More Aggressive

3) Interesting project on retrieving FBI files on US citizens, though it's now being stymied by the automated format being blocked. "Many of the files are for activists. “If they’re a public enough activist to get a Times obituary, they frequently have an FBI file,”"

4) I haven't listened to the podcast but this case caught my eye because I can't remember many in which someone was prosecuted for an electronic threat, and I have to wonder how many other "weaponized" forms of electronic communication can there be?

5) Apparently when it comes to fanfic the search term "What do you do" turns up an awful lot of Character/Reader and Mary Sue stories.

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