Miscellany

Oct. 31st, 2014 06:55 pm
frayadjacent: Aeryn Sun in profile, looking tough and determined (Farscape: Aeryn determined)
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I finished The Peacekeeper Wars and almost immediately turned around and re-watched the Farscape pilot. I've never done that before (much as I've been tempted at times), but it's been over two years since I started the series, so I hardly remembered it. Needless to say, it held my attention much more this time around. I especially was overwhelmed with Moya feels the first time John sees her, and felt a lot of sadness/excitement for John. The part I'd remembered best was the UST filled conversation between Zhaan and D'Argo, which I very much enjoyed again.

Also, I hadn't realized that Rygel had been the one to break them out of their cells! Good for him. Now he's done like five things I approve of. (I am not a Rygel fan.)

Oh, and the PKW was pretty good too! Some silliness, but also some really fun comedy and action for Aeryn. I felt like she got more agency in the PKW than she did in, like, all of S4, so that was cool too. And I finally found out where the "shooting makes me feel better" line came from -- I always assumed it was from S1 and I'd missed it.

Um, there were a few moments that also made me very sad. I won't say which.

Also I've now watched all the Farscape vids I know about (so, like eight) and they are great. I still never know if people appreciate comments on old vids, which I then often use as an excuse to not do it, but...I might be leaving comments on some of your old vids, folks.

My Orphan Black vid is basically done, but my brain has decided that I have to color and gamma-correct basically every clip. Probably overkill, but it is *so* satisfying to adjust the black levels and see how much prettier the image becomes.

Festivids! I am Festivids-adjacent again this year, which means that if you want to squee/rant/ask for beta at me, I'm up for it!



fic rec: Soothsayer

Oct. 31st, 2014 07:11 am
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Posted by verdant_fire

Title: Soothsayer
Author: bendingsignpost
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Length: 4510
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Major Character Death
Verse: BBC
Author's summary: “They said you were a soothsayer, before the city was taken, except no one ever believed you,” the soldier says. “How does that work?”

Reccer's comments: This Trojan War AU, which casts Sherlock as Cassandra, has haunted me ever since I read it.  Sherlock and John meet for the first time when Sherlock is taken as a prisoner of war, and Sherlock narrates all the ways their lives could go before, as is his wont, unilaterally deciding for John anyway.  It's mournful and bittersweet, and Sherlock's characterization is as smirking and sharp-edged as one could wish.

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Oct. 30th, 2014 11:58 pm
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- Spot quiz today

- Practically ran off afterwards to Dr. Vint's class where Sabrina Vourvoulias and Fabio Fernandes were skyping in, which was quite exciting. I live-tweeted the thing and Storified it.

- PK and I went to lunch afterwards and worked on ICFA abstracts. We then went to Coffee Bean to continue.

- AP called at some point wondering if I had time to go shopping with her for Halloween stuff. But alas, she called when PK and I were working on abstracts.

I have a draft abstract which I think is okay. Tomorrow I'll put together a bib because bibs are mandatory for ICFA proposals which is kinda weird to me.

- I also accomplished a couple more paragraphs in my newest short story. Still haven't quite figured out how to segue into the main conflict.

- I feel really tired still, and heartache-y. It's getting annoying.

- I got my shipment of STEAMPUNK WORLD books!! I'm pretty sure the MOTHERSHIP books are in too. Gotta get them tomorrow.

- I also get to dogsit for HH tomorrow. so there's something.
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Posted by Monica Roberts

We have lost another transsister to anti-trans violence.

Location this time was Indianapolis, IN, in the Tudor Park Condominiums on the eastern side of the city, and sadly it's another trans woman of color.. 

25 year old Ashley Sherman was found at that location early Monday morning by a patrolling police officer. 

She had been shot in the head, and police are trying to ascertain whether she was killed there or was brought there from another location.  While police are saying this was a homicide, as usual they are not investigating it as a hate crime.
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A vigil was held on Wednesday at that location attended by 100 people, including Sherman's family and friends in which her mother implored the killer come forward.

Will be keeping track of this latest instance of one of our sisters being murdered until the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Rest in power and peace Ashley.   As with the rest of  our fallen sisters, we will not rest until justice is served.


Scanlation: Yasha ch. 24

Oct. 30th, 2014 10:57 pm
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Title: Yasha
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Genre: Shoujo
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Molly
Status in Japan: 12 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sei lives a normal, quiet life on a small island in Okinawa until one day a strange man who seems to know his mother shows up and tries to kidnap him. After that, nothing is normal or quiet in this sci-fi thriller from the author of Banana Fish.

Chapter Summary: Amamiya tries to use Rin to get into Sei's head--literally--but things don't quite go as planned.


Chapter 24

Daily Happiness

Oct. 30th, 2014 10:31 pm
torachan: ryu from kimi ni todoke eating ramen (ramen)
[personal profile] torachan
1. Alexander came over this evening and we watched some Gravity Falls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

2. Irene found a therapist with the LA Gender Center and had her first session Tuesday. They offer therapy for all trans people, not just gender-related therapy, and by seeing an intern she was able to get a lower cost.

3. She was really wiped out after work that day, so I took the bus up to the Center with her and just waited while she had her session. It isn't far away but we weren't sure how bad traffic would be so we left really early and ended up getting there early, so we stopped and got tacos from a truck on the way there from the bus stop, and then the Center turned out to be above an awesome little Persian bakery so we got dessert there.

4. And speaking of her job, today was her last day. She worked several days this week as a bagger and really enjoyed working there, but she's just having too many dizzy spells for a job that requires her to be on her feet and moving around all day. The dizziness has been a problem for a while, but has been getting worse recently (though it has gotten better since the really bad days she had with the bronchitis). The good thing is while she was there she made a good impression on her manager and so might be able to go back once the dizziness is taken care of.

5. Covered California is supposed to be opening to new applicants in November, so hopefully we can get Irene on insurance really soon so she can actually go to the doctor and find out what's causing the dizziness and get it taken care of!

Writing season!

Oct. 30th, 2014 10:28 pm
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I have my Yuletide assignment, and it is going to be both nicely challenging and fun.

I have a list of things I want to write as treats, and those are going to be fun too.

I have my HLH_Shortcuts assignment, and an idea for what to do with it.

So far I have managed to post something to [community profile] fan_flashworks every challenge since the beginning of June. Still need to get something up for the current one, but I have something I can post. I just want to get a little more of it.

[community profile] mini_wrimo is right around the corner, and I have signed up with my usual 100 words a day, and my plan is to write a Yuletide Drabble each day, as a warm up. And if they turn into full-length treats that is lovely, and if they stay drabbles that is lovely too.

Plus - Mini-Wrimo will be posting on Dreamwidth this year, not just LJ! Here is the info/signup post

In celebration of these excellencies, I have made the first batch of Eggnog, currently doing it's alchemical thing in the fridge right now. I decided that what with the notable Durin's Day (a lunar and a solar eclipse!) the festive season should start immediately.

It is finally, finally beginning to cool off. I slept under covers all night last night.

Taking NC-17 Comment Fic Prompts

Oct. 31st, 2014 12:17 am
caiusmajor: Transformers G1: Megatron's cannon (Megatron cannon)
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So. Basically. The thing is.

I want to write, but I don't have a lot of time and to be perfectly honest all I want to write is ridiculous porn. And also I want to interact and I feel like that is something of value I can provide to certain segments of the internet population.

So. Give me prompts. Porny fic prompts. WE WILL SEE IF I CAN GET THEM WRITTEN.

...probably tomorrow because the ambien should be knocking me out any minute now. Or I guess I might write you fic in my sleep. WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

Last Day To Early Vote in TX

Oct. 31st, 2014 12:00 am
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Posted by Monica Roberts

Today is the last day to early vote in Texas, and it's apropos that it is falling on Halloween in this cycle.

Because I am definitely in fear of not having Wendy Davis as my governor or Leticia Van de Putte as my lieutenant governor.  If enough rational thinking people do so, they can win.

But it's not just the marquee peeps at the top of the ticket.  We have quality peeps running for other offices from judicial seats to the state board of education, and we need folks who will do the right thing and not the right wing thang in them

So don't just stop at the governor's and lieutenant governor's races.   Vote in the judicial races, too because they matter as well. 

You have until 7 PM today to handle your electoral business, otherwise you'll have to do so on Tuesday at your regular precinct..

MCU: Hot Water

Oct. 30th, 2014 11:07 pm
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Title: Hot Water
Author:> [archiveofourown.org profile] goddamnhella
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] sisi_rambles
Cover artist: [archiveofourown.org profile] sisi_rambles
Author's Rating: T
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pairing: Gen
Summary: Unfortunately, Nova Corps didn’t upgrade the bathroom facilities on the Milano.
Length: 00:06:59
File Sizes: (mp3 6.4 MB) & (m4b 3.0 MB)

Download links and Streaming: AO3

cover
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By way of Soren Roberts on Twitter, origami sheep. So cute! I am the world's worst at origami, but I can appreciate it when other people do it!

- recent reading
Michael A. Stackpole. Malicious Intent. Battletech tie-in novel, which I took a ridiculous amount of time to read because I have no attention span. I wasn't at first sure that all the strands would come together--Stackpole's BT novels tend to be aggressively multi-POV--but they did at the end, in a very satisfying manner. I really grew to like Doc a lot. And to my great surprise, I think I have become a Vlad Ward/Katrina Steiner-Davion shipper--they don't have a lot of time on-page together but the chemistry is astonishing.

Reginald Bretnor, ed. The Craft of Science Fiction, ©1976. A collection of essays. I have to confess I've never heard of Bretnor, or if I have encountered him before (possible), I have completely forgotten about him.

Essays: Read more... )

[personal profile] daidoji_gisei, if you can find this through your library, or a used copy, I think you'd enjoy some of the essays. I recommend in particular: Clement, Spinrad, Williamson; but have a look for yourself. (I got this out of the library myself.) Alternately, if you just want a couple of essays, I can photocopy them for you.

you need to stop naming them

Oct. 30th, 2014 08:30 pm
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I really enjoyed this week's episode of the flash! )

In conclusion: STILL THE MOST CUTEST. That's all.

And so it begins...

Oct. 30th, 2014 10:50 pm
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Festivids and Yuletide assignments both went out today, and wow. Neither of my assignments is what I was expecting, but I think they're both going to be a lot of fun.

Decisions, decisions, decisions...
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Thanks to a donation from Anthony & Shirley Barrette, "What a Precious Privilege" is now complete!  See how Stan and Lawrence work out the rest of their compromises now that Lawrence is feeling better enough to articulate at least some of his needs without giving Stan that stomped-puppy look.

Watch for more about Stan and Lawrence, as the next four poems will be going up over the next several days as I have time to post them.
wembley: Clementine gives you a Look. (clementine blue)
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Of all the bands I listen to, if you asked me, "Which band is most likely to contain a sexual assaulter-and-harrasser?", I wouldn't have expected Moxy goddamn Fruvous.

I know that's not the point, and usually it's the person you least expect. This also isn't a post attempting to elicit a, "That's rough, buddy, didn't know you were a diehard fan" response because I'm not a diehard fan. But Jesus fucking Christ. What a goddamned asshole.

(I really loved Live Noise, which is the first and only album I ever bought by them. I hunted down concert bootlegs, weirdly, but never sought out their albums. I liked hearing stories about how caring and warm and fuzzy the fandom was. I thought Jian was cute. Ugh.)

Obviously, I feel terrible for the women and hope they get some kind of... something out of this. Closure, seeing him go down in flames, I don't know.

I also feel terrible for the women and survivors in that fandom, because I assume the wagons have begun to circle and that it's turning into a shit show. Although, if I'm wrong, that would give me some hope for humanity.

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