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I mostly dozed and checked tumblr through last night's Legends of Tomorrow. I admit the only time I paid close attention was when Wentworth Miller was onscreen. It's a good background noise show, I guess.

I did manage to wake up enough to pay attention to The 100. spoilers for Watch the Thrones )

Relatedly, look at how ADORABLE Alycia Debnam-Carey and Eliza Taylor are.

Unrelated, but still adorable, here's Ewan McGregor singing "Heroes" at the David Bowie tribute earlier this week. How is he so delightfully charming? And why does he not make more movies I actually want to see?

In other news, we've got a polar vortex (we don't want it; can't we give it back?) so I'm planning to do some grocery shopping tonight on the way home from work so I can hermit up all weekend (3 day weekend) where it's warm. Ugh, when will winter finally end so it can be warm again? I hate wearing so many layers and having to wear boots and socks.

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Feb. 11th, 2016 05:36 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
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"The stories we love best live in us forever, so whether you come back by page, or by big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."
-J.K. Rowling

I love this quote. It encapsulates so much what I love about fiction. These magical little bits of fiction stay with us, make us care and change us along the way.

better put your kingdom up for sale

Feb. 11th, 2016 11:18 am
musesfool: Oliver, Diggle, & Felicity from Arrow (proved things i never believed)
[personal profile] musesfool
This morning, new boss2 was late because a train was being held at 34th St because of 'unsanitary conditions.'

!!!!

If they really held up trains for that, THE SUBWAY WOULD NEVER RUN. We can only imagine what horror show was perpetrated on that number 2 train. (...pun not intended? I don't even know.)

In other news, I keep thinking it's Friday and then being disappointed that it's only Thursday. And I worked from home on Monday so it should feel like a short week!

Anyway, teevee:

Arrow: Sins of the Father
spoilers )

Star Wars Rebels
spoilers )

I'm not really sure this actually counts as a spoiler, but fine: spoiler for the season finale? episode title? )

In other tv news, apparently, Jess is going to return on the Gilmore Girls revival, as is -ugh- Logan. I still like Jess best of Rory's terrible boyfriends - he had definitely done a lot of growing up by the time he showed up in s6 - but if they're not going to give me Paris/Rory, can't she have met someone new? Sigh. I'd much rather focus on Emily and Luke/Lorelai than Rory anyway.

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Feb. 10th, 2016 01:38 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
This Catfishing story is one hell of a ride, and perhaps one of the biggest scams I've ever seen.

your name is the splinter inside me

Feb. 10th, 2016 10:45 am
musesfool: rey (in the name of the sun)
[personal profile] musesfool
So last night, I had half an hour to kill before I had to meet L. for the movie, so I went into what I now know is the World's Slowest Panera to get a hot chocolate. It took TWENTY MINUTES. I thought I was going to get a hot beverage and be able to sit and read for a little bit, but no, I spent most of that time on line. There were only two people in front of me, but the dude who was ordering when I walked in must have had the most confusing order in creation because it took forever to get him sorted, and even after the order had been put in, the people in the kitchen area who had to put it together came out and had questions about it. I don't even know. It's Panera! How complicated could it be?

The hot chocolate was really good, though. And so was TFA. And it was fun to see it with someone who hadn't seen it, hadn't been spoiled, and has no real attachment to Star Wars (L. is more of a Trek fan) beyond having seen and enjoyed the OT once. But the first thing she said to me when we settled in at the diner to talk about it, was spoilers )

Given Obi-Wan's appearances in the Star Wars comics, I really feel an Obi-Wan movie with Ewan McGregor gallivanting around Tatooine fighting bounty hunters and gangsters would be pretty awesome. I'm just saying. (I mean, I still want an Ahsoka movie, but I know that's never gonna happen.)

So I didn't get to see any Tuesday night TV at all. I guess it's good we've got a three-day weekend coming up, so I can catch up!

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What I'm reading Wednesday:

What I've finished
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton, which I really enjoyed. I found the split in the goodreads reviews interesting - I don't read a lot of memoirs, so I don't know if I need to like the person telling the story, or just find them entertaining, but I found Hamilton very entertaining, and not just because the writing was so strong (though there was some occasional tense weirdness where suddenly things would be in present tense). Her stories were interesting! I mean, no, I don't understand why she hates her mother so much and yet her father - seemingly equally culpable - gets no mention at all, and I don't really get her marriage, but I loved the descriptions of that annual family holiday in Puglia so much that I don't really care? So yeah, I really enjoyed it.

What I'm reading now
How to Be Both by Ali Smith, which [personal profile] falena mentioned last week, and the library had it, so. It's...interesting. Again, really strong writing, but a little too aware of itself as a literary novel, maybe? I found it difficult going to start, but then got used to it (the use of colons in place of a lot of other punctuation is weird), though it's still slow going, but not necessarily in a bad way? We'll see if I finish it in time to get it back to the library.

What I'm reading next
This morning, I got an email from NYPL saying that The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness is available, so probably that. I've heard good things, and hopefully I will like it more than I liked that trilogy he wrote (hopefully it won't have the same irritating writing tics). I guess we'll see!

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musesfool: Xiomara Villanueva (mother is the word for god)
[personal profile] musesfool
Back at work today. Sigh. but it's a short week now, and we have next Monday off, so I'll take it.

I did my taxes while I was home yesterday, and I'm getting a good refund. I might need to buy a new laptop this year, so possibly it will go towards that. We'll see. My current Macbook is going to be six next month, and it's starting to show its age.

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X-Files: Home Again
spoilers )

Jane the Virgin: Chapter Thirty-Three
spoilers )

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L. and I are supposed to go to the movies tonight - originally we were going to see Spotlight but it's no longer playing in the evening in our neighborhood and since it's supposed to snow tonight, neither of us is interested in traveling far from home. So we'll probably go see Star Wars; third time for me but first for her. I have to remember to buy tickets.

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musesfool: Winter Soldier three point stance (let's be killers babe)
[personal profile] musesfool
Monday sundries:

= While technically the building I work in is now open, it has no heat, so we're working remotely today. Which has its upsides: can sleep later because there's no commute, can work in pajamas, can have tv on or check tumblr during the work day etc. But ugh, I spent the first 90 minutes of my "work day" attempting to get Citrix to work and when I finally did (thanks to the IT guys who responded quickly to my emails), I still didn't have access to the thing I needed access to, so I had to do it all via Office365 anyway, and even that only worked halfway. Ugh. Technology. But I responded to all my email and scheduled a whole bunch of meetings, so now it's just having my email open and waiting to be pinged, since I can't do any of the other things I do from home.

= I posted a story yesterday:

it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive (at AO3)
Captain America; Steve/Bucky; adult; 2,005 words
Steve wants to make sure Bucky knows how he feels about him, especially after all those years they kept silent, and then all those years they'd lost.

The other day, "Badlands" came on and it's one of my favorite songs, and I was like, "There must be a Steve/Bucky story titled 'It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive'" but Google did not turn one up, so I said to [tumblr.com profile] angelgazing, don't you think that should be the title of a Steve/Bucky story? and she said, "Yes, now write it." And here we are. *hands*

And I posted it just in time for:

= THE CIVIL WAR TRAILER. And then MCU fandom collectively had a meltdown. (It was kind of hilarious to see the abrupt switch from All Star Wars to All Civil War on my dash.)

GIVE IT TO ME. I NEED IT IN MY EYEBALLS RIGHT NOW.

brief but spoilery squee/speculation )

IS IT MAY YET?

HOW ABOUT NOW?

NOW?

= That was basically the only worthwhile Super Bowl commercial! What the hell was that last night? I understand big names like Anthony Hopkins and Liam Neeson wanting some of that sweet Super Bowl ad cash, but aside from the wiener dogs and Helen Mirren, everything was terrible! (I didn't see the sheep who sang Queen - I was in the kitchen making lunch for the week at the time.)

Wasn't it bad enough they subjected me to Coldplay at halftime? Thank god for Bruno Mars and Queen Beyonce, because otherwise that was pretty awful. Gaga did good with the anthem, though.

= In other news, I possibly maybe impulse ordered this Darth Vader inspired jacket yesterday. It comes in my size! It's on sale! Shipping was cheap! I blame [tumblr.com profile] bedlamsbard for reblogging it. I am just saying. I can't be held responsible.

= I didn't really eat breakfast since I was wrestling with technology so if it hasn't started snowing yet, maybe I'll go get a couple slices for lunch. eta: it's already snowing, so I guess it's frozen mozzarella sticks instead!

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Feb. 7th, 2016 10:13 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
http://smutswap.dreamwidth.org/
http://smutswap.livejournal.com/
http://archiveofourown.org/tag_sets/1123
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/smutswap2016/profile


Schedule
Feb 8-17 - Nominations
Feb 18-19 - Nomination Cleanup
Feb 20-29 - Signups
Mar 3 - Assignments sent by this date
April 16 - Assignments Due
April 23 - Work Reveals
April 30 - Creator Reveals
musesfool: Steve and Bucky in the Alps (i'm your gun)
[personal profile] musesfool
I'm here for all your pre-Super Bowl porn needs...

it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive
Captain America; Steve/Bucky; adult; 2,005 words
Steve wants to make sure Bucky knows how he feels about him, especially after all those years they kept silent, and then all those years they'd lost.

Title from "Badlands." Or read it at AO3.

it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive )

~*~

Feedback is always welcome.

~*~

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Feb. 7th, 2016 02:24 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
Prompting is open right now for Older, Not Dead an over 40+ ficathon, and Rounds of kink.

Story: finer than sand

Feb. 7th, 2016 06:10 am
teland: Young brown girl looking replete. (I am a satisfied brown fan.)
[personal profile] teland
finer than sand
by Te
Feb. 7, 2016

Disclaimers: Not mine, except for what is.

Spoilers/Timeline: AU-ized mentions of things from first and second series, but no real spoilers. Multiple timelines. One of which starts not long after 1x05, "Homecoming".

Summary: "We get what we *want* when we reach for things, son. We get what we *need* when we do. When we *don't* reach for things? We don't bloody get them. I didn't learn that lesson for far too long. *You* are wiser than I am."

Ratings Note: Sexual content which dovetails neatly with the content some readers may find to be disturbing. More and more spoilery warnings in the tags on AO3.

Author's Note: Pixie has been asking for a long, long time for a story that puts all these characters in one place. Jack waned more of these characters full *stop*. Houndstar gave me two songs by Whitehorse — "Achilles' Desire" and "Devil's Got A Gun" — that made me *need* to write... this. (Warning for the curious — "Achilles' Desire" features the use of an ethnic slur. You might want to look up the lyrics first.)

Acknowledgments: It took a *long* time to get this out, with many fits and starts. I couldn't have done it, at all, without Pixie, Melly, Spice, Houndstar, Greyandgold, and, of course, my Jack. Some of you were with me every day, all day, and I can't express my gratitude for that enough. Y'all know I need that kind of hand-holding, and you provided. I thank you for that. It means the world.

Length: ~ 139K

Sto-ry! Sto-ry! Sto-ry!

sometimes they come back to hurt you

Feb. 6th, 2016 03:14 pm
musesfool: Jane Villanueva (your place in the family of things)
[personal profile] musesfool
Let's talk TV:

Brooklyn Nine Nine
spoilers )

Legends of Tomorrow
for real though, I think they should ditch the Hawkpeople and Vandal Savage and just have Caity Lotz, Wentworth Miller, and Dominic Purcell traveling through time, plotting heists and getting into bar brawls scored to 70s hits. Victor Garber can come along to be surprisingly resourceful. spoilers )

Jane the Virgin
This show is so consistently good that I don't really have a lot to say about it from week to week - I just enjoy it a lot and wish more people were watching it, because it's fantastic.

iZombie
spoilers )

Plus, casting spoiler )

The 100
spoilers )

And lastly, [personal profile] selenak finished The Clone Wars and wrote a great review of it. I'm excited that more people are watching it, so they can come talk to me about it, and especially about how great Ahsoka is. *g*

In other news, ugh, the Flyers.

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Feb. 6th, 2016 01:16 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
For my own reference, this is how you make those neat little DW link stuff like [archiveofourown.org profile] Measured.

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Feb. 6th, 2016 01:05 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
The point of WFBB is to finally write and/or finish that longer fic that you just haven't gotten around to yet! (Or, if you have a new idea, jump in with that, too!)

With that in mind, it's completely open to any fandom (including RPF).

The only requirements are that
a) you write at least 10,000 new words, and
b) you finish the story.


January 24th - February 7th: Sign-ups

February 8th - Start Writing! (for the record, I'm A-okay with you starting your 10k as soon as you've signed up)

February 29th - (optional) First Check-in (possible brainstorming/discussion; chance to post a snippet)

March 20th - (optional) Mid-Point Check-in (recommended at least 4,000 words)

April 18th - (Required) Final Check-in (recommended at least 8,000 words)

May 1st - Stories should be posted in the AO3 group by 11:59:59 PST (instructions will be posted closer to that date)

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Feb. 6th, 2016 01:56 am
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
My Old Fandom is a fanwork (fic or art) gift exchange focused on fandoms where canon has been closed for more than ten years. For the purposes of the 2016 round, that means there must have been no more new canon material produced after December 31, 2005.


When does it run?


This year, we will use the following dates:
Nominations from March 9 to March 16
Sign-Ups from March 18 to March 25 (Assignments out by April 1.)
Assignments due June 10
Works revealed June 17
Creators revealed June 22

http://archiveofourown.org/collections/MyOldFandom2016/profile
http://myoldfandom.dreamwidth.org/

we want to keep everyone safe

Feb. 5th, 2016 11:01 am
musesfool: close up of the Chrysler Building (home)
[personal profile] musesfool
I was sitting on the 1 train this morning and at Houston they announced that the train would be skipping the Franklin and Chambers Street stops because of "police activity" and that people who needed those stops should go to Rector Street station and walk, which is much further south than I needed to be.

So I got off the train at Canal, and because it's snowing, all the street signs were covered, and it was very difficult to tell which way was which (and the wind wasn't helping), so I started walking up Varick Street and realized I was going in the wrong direction, so I went back to Varick and Canal and picked another direction (also wrong) before just giving up and using Google maps and discovering I was only about four blocks north of my office. (I am pretty hopeless direction-wise below 14th Street at the best of times.)

In addition to snow and wind, the streets were packed with people wandering around trying to figure out how to get to where they needed to go and also with tons of emergency vehicles and cops. It was about 9 am at this point.

I got to Franklin and Varick (it splits there into West Broadway and Varick), and everything was blocked off, with tons of cops and construction workers and people trying to figure out how to get where they needed to go. A co-worker and I recognized each other and did a little freaking out together, and so when they wouldn't let us through on West Broadway, we walked east to Church Street, but they weren't letting people pass through there either, and we discovered that a crane to the west of our building on Worth Street collapsed. You can see pictures here.

One person was killed and three were injured (all by falling debris), and that's terrible, but it could have been a lot worse. Apparently the crew was trying to lower the crane because of the wind when it collapsed (it had been inspected yesterday because they were adding an extension(!!!) to it). The crane was visible from boss1's office and we were all kind of side-eying it all week because it was pretty huge and, well, things happen.

Apparently the building I work in - 40 Worth Street - was not hit; the crane fell into the street, and the whole area - south from Canal / north of Chambers / west of Broadway / east of Hudson is closed off and will be for a couple of days. So my office is closed (I couldn't remember how to check my work email on my phone but I did check the staff emergency notification site, which is how I learned my office was closed so I emailed my boss and told her I was going home) and I walked over to the 6 and came home, which is where I am now, watching the Mayor's press conference.

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