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I love this show. As a nerd heretic, I love it better than the books, and I especially love this latest season (I think because the pacing has improved and because we've finally moved beyond what the books have to tell us and are getting new information, including the confirmation of long-held fan theories).

The finale did not disappoint.

SPOILERS )

Love to hear what you thought!

Write Every Day, Day 23

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:05 pm
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Only about a hundred words in the course of editing yesterdays fic, but I am with some relief less lost in that slightly unreal feverish reality where everything feels a bit odd even when you don't move (god only knows how I wrote anything there, really, let alone something somewhat worthy of posting today, I am still floored by that.) So I'm calling it quits there and going back to enjoying lying in bed without feeling like I am going to either melt into it or spontaneously fall off it, huzzah.

Tally
Days 1-20 )
Day 21: [personal profile] alexseanchai, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora (8/18)
Day 22: [personal profile] alexseanchai, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] shopfront, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora (8/18)

Let me know if you forgot to check in and need me to add you to the tally! And new people are welcome to join us at any time, if you wrote today just hop into the comments.

Crush

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:36 am
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Write about your first crush. Who was it?

I don't recall ever having a crush on anyone I knew in person, because I seem to have always recognized that that way lay sex, and I wasn't interested. I did have a celebrity crush on Jonathan Brandis, and his character Lucas Wolenczak from seaQuest DSV, which was probably my first and only crush in a way that you'd actually think of as a crush.

the rest )

90F - 66F : Sunny

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:07 am
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I woke up at 2 this afternoon because Kevin woke me up taking a shower. He was working from home and apparently decided the way to deal with this was to wake up at the moment he had to be at work and then take a shower on his lunch break. We got subs from Jimmy John's which I was able to shove in my mouth just in time to walk out the door.

Stop one was my therapist's office. Traffic made me a little late, but since it was apparently a 60 minute appointment instead of my usual 30 minutes, that was fine. We talked about goals, and talked about writer's block. She basically wanted me to look at what I have accomplished instead of what I haven't accomplished.

I came home and talked to Kevin for half an hour before heading out to my father's house. I got to my father's house a little early and he was in the shower, so I entertained myself with his dog until he was ready to go. Tonight's adventure was the Temptations and 4 Tops concert. Of course it's more like Temptation and 4 Top because only one man survives from each group, and they've filled their ranks with younger men. I thought the concert was alright, but the 4 Tops for some reason were singing everyone else's songs. I mean, I know you could fill an hour with 4 Tops hits, but for some reason they played Mack the Knife, and My Way and several other songs that I didn't even know that weren't their songs. My dad was pretty disappointed, and he wasn't alone - people were leaving the concert in droves. Our entire aisle emptied out before the end of the concert.

I got home at midnight, and talked to Kevin for an hour since the dogs woke him up barking when I walked in the door. I immediately took my meds, as I had forgotten both at lunch and dinner (since I never ate dinner), and I was starting to go into withdrawals. I'm still clenching my jaw and pretty uncomfortable, though it's starting to get better.

The Flash season 3

Sep. 23rd, 2017 04:40 am
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Barry gets a mindwipe and Iris actually thinks about leaving him that way.
People in this show worry me.

Read more... )




So, I think they've got some weird ideas of how humans work and what the important bits are.

But I know next episode has some added interest, so I can look forwards to that.
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I can't believe it's fall. It feels like my life is flashing by so fast I can't catch my breath. Of course I can't catch my breath because it's NINETY damn degrees out there. I'm so sad about that because I've been looking forward to the steampunk train ride all year but I've decided to not go. The heat is a huge part of it. But I'm also so slammed with work and cleaning AND I just got the final edits of my steampunk CHristmas story and it's on a super short turn around. I'll go to the ball next week. That'll be more fun anyhow.

I did pick up some Mothman rootbeer at the winery. Sadly the Mothman wine was a dry red. Gross.

I also have edited thru my Cassadaga novella and need to finish changing how they handle the Lianesidhe and probably need to find another beta reader. I really only need THAT scene looked at because it's been edited thru a few times now (even though I did find some mistakes that were pretty bad). (also am reminded I need to go read some of the original fic [profile] kiramaru posted).

I think my plot for that middle grade short story I'm trying to write is too dark. I think I might need to leave it as the kids see the bad guys sneaking 'contraband' into Aurelia's Mom's cargo and one of them gets kidnapped and she has to rescue him. My original idea would work better for older teens than the target so.... Now to keep it short. HOW I don't know?

A real joy for today was the review I got on Candy From Strangers It reminded me why I write. It made me happy. You cane see it here


And Happy 80th anniversary to The Hobbit. This version of the song gives me chills every time.

The Flash season 3

Sep. 23rd, 2017 02:56 am
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HR and Tracy
Joe and Cecile
and Barry finally figures it out.

Read more... )



This season is telling a story about dark sides and disconnection but without putting the capacity for choice where it belongs, and it's leaving me feeling like I have to take the story apart and jiggle it before it's any good at all.

Which is annoying.

Right now I'm looking forwards to this season being over and next season doing something different.

Star Trek Novel Icons

Sep. 22nd, 2017 06:17 pm
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20 Star Trek: Rihannsu icons and 55 other Star Trek TOS book cover icons over here.

The Flash season 3

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:42 am
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The time travel to 2024?
Ugh.
I mean, I know what they're going for. This is the hero at his darkest. He gave up so now everything is awful. That's what happens when the protagonist gives up.

Read more... )



So I'm just annoyed, because it's all very well telling a story about team Flash making a difference, but it winds me right up if they're saying they have to have Flash around to do it. Everyone can make a difference.

Except not when their name is not in the title.

Friday 22nd September, 2017

Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:59 pm
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Write Every Day, Day 22

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:26 pm
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Somehow, God knows how because I feel like death warmed up, I was struck by the lightning bolt of sudden inspiration and madly rushed out two versions of a fic for one of the remaining [community profile] fandomgiftbox needy boxes. What even is this challenge that keeps on giving? I'm honestly not sure if the different letter format has produced better prompts for me (hilariously, the first time I perused the list of giftboxes I despaired because my shortlist was exponentially shorter than my fandom stocking shortlist usually is), or if it's just similar to my stocking flurry of activity but amplified by all the writing practice I've done. I'm definitely producing more and faster word volume and better quality first drafts more easily than I did back in January, after all.

If I get this one polished and posted in time tomorrow (assuming it doesn't turn out to be just flu med induced babbling when I proof it tomorrow of course ha, and also assuming the reveals aren't delayed anyway, cause that needy list is still fairly long...), that'll be six fics and over 13k in words (14k if you include the version of this fic that got trashed)! O_o

Either way: still feel like a walking, talking, plague ridden corpse so comments will continue to be delayed/non-existent + lemme know if I messed up your inclusion in the tallies anywhere in my feverish state. But hey, I worded and I managed today's post in time. Win/win.

Tally
Days 1-20 )
Day 21: [personal profile] alexseanchai, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] esteliel, [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] trobadora (7/18)

Let me know if you forgot to check in and need me to add you to the tally! And new people are welcome to join us at any time, if you wrote today just hop into the comments.

Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Sep. 22nd, 2017 04:52 pm
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The Forgotten Female Aesthetes: Literary Culture In Late Victorian EnglandThe Forgotten Female Aesthetes: Literary Culture In Late Victorian England by Talia Schaffer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I love this book. Schaffer is such a good writer. I think it's so hard to write academic criticism well. The writer has to straddle the line between knowing her stuff/making a convincing argument and coming off like a pretentious twit who's just interested in proving how large her vocabulary is and how convoluted a sentence she can write. The longer I am in the academy, the less patience I have for dense, impenetrable academic writing. Life is too short to read someone masturbating (painfully, no less!) on the page. Schaffer's writing is not conversational, but it's not convoluted either; her writing is clear and convincing. I get a sense of who she is as a scholar and a thinker; her writing is formal, but she has not attempted to absent herself entirely from the process, a conceit I find tedious in a great deal of academic writing (as if our passions and interests and biases as scholars do not inform our work).

As a Ouida scholar, what mainly draws me to this book is Schaffer's argument that Ouida is a female Aesthete who can be credited with popularizing the witty, epigrammatic language that will later become characteristic of male Aesthetes like Wilde. She also positions Ouida and other female Aesthetes as a direct influence for Modernist writers; her comments about the way that Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own explicitly denies the lives and literary output of late Victorian women writers in order to create its argument that a female literary tradition doesn't exist are quite compelling (and even shocking) in this context. Identifying Ouida as an Aesthete also helps us to understand some of the seemingly inexplicable choices she made in her personal life (the way she dressed, her love of hothouse flowers, etc) as an attempt to live out the principles of Aestheticism.

I really enjoyed learning about female some writers I didn't know anything about (Who's going to immediately start reading Lucas Malet? This gal) and developing a greater understanding of Aestheticism itself. I was also fascinated to learn that Thomas Hardy plagiarized Jude the Obscure from a Lucas Malet novel and no one caught it at the time. Schaffer puts enough of their writing side by side that the plagiarism is undeniable.

Highly, highly recommend this as a very readable work that helps define Aestheticism, tells us about the lives and literary works of both male and female Aesthetes, and helps us understand the relationship of Modernism to the Aesthetic Movement.



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Sep. 22nd, 2017 02:24 pm
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Had my follow-up with The Lovely Travis this morning and GOT MY STITCHES OUT! I can take a real shower that doesn't involve using cling wrap to protect my incisions! I can wash my hair! So exciting!

Everything else is going well; my post-surgery range of motion is pretty darn good and I am optimistic about how long it will take me to recover. That said, I am still typing one-handed, and my sling is a terrible pain in the butt. But it keeps me from doing stupid things by reflex, so... (Travis is doing surgery on Monday on a guy who decided not to wear his sling and tried to catch something. Perhaps I should say, re-doing surgery. :P)

I'm sadly getting a lot of headaches, between not being able to do my usual shoulder PT and wearing the damn sling, and I get tired pretty easily still. But it's going okay.

On the computer front, my tablet has a loose display wire (I think) and my Mac is in reboot hell. I have a few more tricks to try with the Mac tonight, as none of the usual tricks work, and an appointment at the Genius Bar tomorrow if those don't work.

Thread

Sep. 22nd, 2017 08:01 pm
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Supernatural // Bad dreams

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:18 pm
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Title: Bad dreams
Amnesty round: #59 comfort
Fandom: Supernatural // The Weechesters
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: of course, I don't own Supernatural, nor the characters

Read more... )
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Never try to mean girl at a Slytherin.

I just need to find a good picture. Suggestions?

People keep making the mistake of thinking that just because I'm nice, I'm a pushover. Or gullible. Or both.

That is...beyond hilarious as a concept.

Fuck everyone today.

(Work issues, though I've run into the same idea outside of work, I suppose. I will elaborate when I'm not vaguebooking on a work computer on a work network.)
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Happy Bilbo's and Frodo's Birthday, and Happy Equinox!!!

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