god bless the child who's got his own

Oct. 30th, 2014 11:46 am
musesfool: Oliver, Diggle, & Felicity from Arrow (proved things i never believed)
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I'm probably not supposed to admit that I tailored my yuletide signup to aim for one or two specific requests I saw on the letters spreadsheet, but I did, and then I didn't get assigned either of them. Of course. I guess I'll be writing treats again this year for those requests!

All of which is to say that I like my assignment, even if it wasn't what I was gearing up to write based on looking at letters. And I think I know what the story is going to be about, and it's going to be pretty obviously me, but the thing about yuletide is that it's so huge it's unlikely anyone will actually read it and figure it out. *g*

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Arrow: The Magician
spoilers )

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Recipe: Almond Blondies

Oct. 29th, 2014 10:52 pm
teland: Tim staring broodily into a bag of chips as Helena looks on. (Tim finds food complicated.)
[personal profile] teland
Blondies are one of those desserts that I always forget how much I love right up until I'm eating them like a barbarian.

These? Will destroy your self-control SO fast.

Vegetarian, not vegan, though can be adjusted )
musesfool: Barry Allen is the fastest man alive (what if you had wings and flew)
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Oh, the other thing I wanted to mention in my post last night about the Marvel movies is that I hope anybody planning any sort of "superheroes need oversight/to be accountable to someone!" story (re)watches the JLU Cadmus arc, because it's pretty amazing at doing that, though of course it had earlier seasons to plant the seeds and let them grow to fruition organically over time. (I also think SHIELD-the-show needs to problematize SHIELD-the-organization way more than it has, especially after CATWS, but I'm trying not to post about that show anymore.)

And I just lost my train of thought because I got distracted by the idea of Adrianne Palicki as A:EMH!Veranke and Chris Evans as the Super Skrull. (also also, a little sad that Diamondback, or at least Madame Viper/Madame Hydra, isn't on the menu.) Carry on!

Also on that tip: Alan Sepinwall provides a quick and dirty Black Panther primer. Note: I know T'Challa only from Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, where he is AMAZEBALLS. I need him to show up in Cap 3 and throw ALL the shade at Tony.

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The Flash: Going Rogue
spoilers )

I thought this was the best episode yet, though they still need to work on making the dialogue better.

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What I'm reading Wednesday:

What I've just finished

Ancillary Sword, which I really liked - possibly even more than Ancillary Justice. Though spoilers )

What I'm reading now

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway. I'm enjoying it, though I have a terrible sense of foreboding for the kid who calls himself Robin. (That is like the opening line of the book, so it's not a spoiler, and though I couldn't remember what it was supposed to be about, as soon as the narrator said, "the boy who called himself Robin," I was like, "I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT" even though I don't, exactly, but you know what I'm saying. *forever crying over Robins dot tumblr dot com*) I don't think anything will ever match Angelmaker, which I highly recommend to everyone, but I like Harkaway's writing A LOT.

What I'm reading next

Your guess is as good as mine.

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And the end

Oct. 28th, 2014 08:00 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
Unless there's a smutty epilogue. Probably not though.

Rise Up With Fists (7331 words) by zeen
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Beleg Cúthalion & Túrin Turambar, Beleg Cúthalion/Túrin Turambar
Characters: Beleg Cúthalion, Túrin Turambar, Mablung of Doriath, Original Characters, Larnach's Daughter
Additional Tags: Mortality, Immortality, Growing Up, Foreshadowing, Attraction, Oh Beleg No, Past Attempted Rape/Non-Con, Angst and Hurt/Comfort
Summary:

Beleg meets and befriends Túrin, future life-ruiner.

musesfool: Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, captioned "do not run away from a fight" (do not run away from a fight)
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Wow, I don't post multiple times a day much any more, but I feel like I need to squee (and grumble) here (and also I'm a little scared to get on tumblr atm) about the news coming out about Marvel's Phase 3.

The good:

CAPTAIN MARVEL! CONFIRMED AS CAROL DANVERS (I say let's leave Mar-Vell out of it altogether, or he can die in the pre-credits sequence and the movie can be about Carol learning to use her powers.) My money's for Katee Sackhoff, even though she's not tall enough, but I like a lot of the other suggestions I've seen around the internets: Yvonne Strahovski, Rosamund Pike, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Anna Torv, the blonde lady from Vikings whose name I don't know (though maybe she could be Valkyrie?). Carol needs to be someone you believe can throw a punch with some force even before she gets superpowered, though, and Starbuck is basically one long audition for the role.

Also, will I get to see DANGERS together onscreen? I WOULD PAY REAL MONEY FOR THAT. AND A KAMALA KHAN CAMEO (especially since they are also doing Inhumans.)

BLACK PANTHER! T'CHALLA ON MY MULTIPLEX SCREEN YAY! CHADWICK BOSEMAN IS SO CHARISMATIC. And I guess since he's making a cameo in Cap 3 that that's when the shield gets repaired (vibranium comes from Wakanda, which is the nation T'Challa is king of, for those of you who haven't wiki'd all this yet [or read the comics; I know a lot of you are a lot more familiar with the comics than I am]). Though I am still totally on board for that being the post-credits scene in AoU.

No confirmation yet on Bendadoodle Crumplysnatch playing Stephen Strange. KEEP THE ODED FEHR/ALEXANDER SIDDIG/KEN WATANABE/NOT ANOTHER WHITE DUDE DREAM ALIVE ONE MORE DAY. (Also, I don't think I would pay money to watch him be the main character in a film. I find him supremely unattractive. I have his name in tumblr savior so I don't get surprised by his face on my dash.) (I have other reasons than not liking him - I didn't like any of the white dude names floated for the part - if they're doing Doc Strange, they need to get rid of some of the racism of him going to the ~mysterious east~ and becoming the bestest sorceror ever after being trained by Asian masters [him and Iron Fist both]. Also, I'm not sure I believe he'd sign such a long-term deal when he's such a hot property atm.)

The not-as-bad-as-it-could be:

Civil War. Hopefully it as as much to do with the comics arc as movie!Age of Ultron does, which is sweet fuck all. They say it'll be about superhero oversight and accountability, which I guess makes some sense, and it can certainly tie in with the Bucky Barnes: POW vs. TRAITOR thing that could--and SHOULD--be the emotional throughline of Cap 3. Also, maybe it will give us this glorious event:
when metal arm meets iron groin )

Also, I wonder if the 'act break' between the split third and fourth Avengers movies will be Steve's 'assassination.' Because the first one would be Chris Evans' sixth movie. and then the eventual end credits scene of the last one could be him returning to his body/hiding out somewhere with a beard and a dye job while Bucky and/or Sam are Captain America.

The bad:

Still no Black Widow movie, yet Ant-Man is still a thing. Sigh. If the reason we're not getting it is beacuse Scarlett Johansson doesn't want to do it, that's one thing, but I'm afraid it's just because Marvel doesn't want to pay her what they'd have to if she renegotiated her contract. Possibly they'll do it with Monica Chang instead, when Scarlett bows out? Though a Natasha/Yelena Belova movie would be pretty awesome. I am just saying. Saoirse Ronan could play Yelena. You know that would be amazing.

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musesfool: Batman + A BABY driving a BUS (just like driving a really big pinto)
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I didn't intend to watch Gotham last night, but then I saw Ben Edlund had written it, and I thought, if Edlund can't make this watchable, I'm truly out for good. Spoilers: It wasn't terrible! In fact, it was only about half-bad! Though I still am not planning to keep up with it. actual spoilers )

So possibly there is a decent show in there somewhere, though I still have a lot of doubts.

Then there was Sleepy Hollow. spoilers )

Okay, and I'm cutting separately for spoilers for next week's preview. spoilers for the promo for next week's episode )

In other news, if like me you are eagerly awaiting the release of Foxglove Summer (the fourth Peter Grant book), Ben Aaronovitch has a new short story up on his blog (thanks to [personal profile] marinarusalka for the link).

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Calling Fen of Color!

Oct. 28th, 2014 02:30 am
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[personal profile] teland
Your thoughts are needed for a PhD project -- here. Whether you're a writer, an artist, a lurker, an essayist, a vidder -- go to!
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Chapter Six (Part II)


In which we learn from the text that Christian Grey has no staying power at all, Grey gets offended by Ana repeating a swear word at his insistence, there is entirely too much talk about washing butt plugs, Ana literally forgets her own name, Grey yells at one of his bodyguards, Ana has a breakdown after not seeing Grey for TEN WHOLE MINUTES, and the arsonist at Grey's office building is finally revealed by a Magical Security Cam as--the only available suspect. Shockers.

The Ghost of Yuletides Past

Oct. 27th, 2014 07:07 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
And now we wait.

For Yuletide sign-ups, that is, I thought I would resurrect the Yuletide retrospective meme. You know the one were you go year by year and ramble on about the different stories you've written for a bit? A total time waster and useless to boot, but let's not underestimate how damn bored I am right now.

2011-2013 )
musesfool: alicia & kalinda (can you hear me now?)
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The Good Wife
I don't know what the title of this one was, but I'm guessing it was "Old Spice." If it wasn't, it should have been! [personal profile] snacky and I spent most of the episode going "OMG OMG OMG" to each other over IM. spoilers )

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Belegfic 2: the Fickening

Oct. 27th, 2014 04:01 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
Rise Up With Fists (4276 words) by zeen
Chapters: 2/3
Fandom: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Beleg Cúthalion & Túrin Turambar, Beleg Cúthalion/Túrin Turambar
Characters: Beleg Cúthalion, Túrin Turambar, Mablung of Doriath, Original Characters, Larnach's Daughter
Additional Tags: Mortality, Immortality, Growing Up, Foreshadowing, Attraction, Oh Beleg No
Summary:

Beleg meets and befriends Túrin, future life-ruiner.



It continues!

Fic

Oct. 26th, 2014 11:24 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
Rise Up With Fists (1752 words) by zeen
Chapters: 1/3
Fandom: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Beleg Cúthalion & Túrin Turambar, Beleg Cúthalion/Túrin Turambar
Characters: Beleg Cúthalion, Túrin Turambar, Mablung of Doriath, Original Characters, Larnach's Daughter
Additional Tags: Mortality, Immortality, Growing Up, Foreshadowing
Summary:

Beleg meets and befriends Túrin, future life-ruiner.



The summary is more glib than the actual story. Oh well.
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I did end up writing last night, about 1000 words! but I also couldn't sleep, and didn't get to sleep until after 4 am and only then because I gave in and took a Benadryl. And of course I then woke up at 8:30 and was done with sleeping. Ugh. WHY?

Anyway, I see now that I need three more sections to this story so it won't be done as quickly as I'd hoped, but it does feel like it will be done, which is more than I can say for the other wsip that sit forlornly open in Word.

In other news, I went to the Container Store this afternoon and bought bottles and flasks and a couple more pitchers for this whole cordial experiment and then I put together the raspberry and the blueberry-pom, though I didn't use honey for that as I thought I might. Maybe next time, if this one works out. Now I have to wait a couple weeks to see how they all taste. *crosses fingers* Let's hope it's good!

But the Container Store, what a place! And the bottles and pitchers were both cheaper than I'd seen them on Amazon, and I took a cab home to avoid breakage (though the cap on one of the pitchers is broken and I'll have to take it back), so if this works out, half my Christmas shopping is done. and I have some blueberries left so I'll just put them in the lemon cake I plan to make tonight.

I can feel myself starting to flag, though. Hopefully, I make it through The Good Wife, and then I can go to bed.

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Dear Yuletide Writer

Oct. 26th, 2014 03:02 pm
gehayi: (yuletide alot (rebecca2525 on LJ))
[personal profile] gehayi
Dear Yuletide Writer,

First off, thank you very much for doing this. I appreciate this more than you can possibly guess. I will appreciate WHATEVER you decide to write, so long as you enjoy writing it. All of what follows is just...additional info, if you need it. Oh, and the requests aren't in order of importance.

Things I like )

Things I don't like )

Specifics about the fandoms:

Matthew Swift series - Kate Griffin )

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Benjamin January Mysteries - Barbara Hambly )

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The Golden Key - Kate Elliott, Melanie Rawn, & Jennifer Roberson )

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Constantine (TV) )

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14th Century CE - England RPF )

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Ms. Marvel )

If you have any questions, just comment anonymously and I'll do my best to answer.

And once again, thank you for writing for me! I'm sure that whatever you write will be awesome. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Masturbating in Rainbow Valley

Oct. 26th, 2014 12:18 pm
moetushie: Batmen in batlove. (batlove)
[personal profile] moetushie
- Mondegreen time: When I was very little, I used to sing along to 'My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean', but due to having only heard the lyrics one time, I thought bonnie was body, and the song was deliciously macabre. Think about it:

My body lies over the ocean
My body lies over the sea
My body lies over the ocean
Oh, bring back my body to me...


It raises so many questions! Is the singer dead? Is she a mummy? Who has taken her body across the sea? Why can't she follow it? There's an old tradition that say supernatural creatures can't cross running water. Maybe that's it...

Needless to say, I was so disappointed when I learned that it was referring to Bonnie Prince Charlie. (Bonnie Prince Charlie, that is. Prince Charles is definitely not bonnie.)


- Yuletide signups close in less than thirty minutes! I've stopped looking at the signup summary. As it stands, all my requests have offers, even the one I thought won't get touched with a 10 ft. poll. Yay~

I know this is a troll letter, but Goddamn don't I want to write Walter lives! fic where it's 1919 and he rolls up on PEI with some interesting war wounds (say, Hemingway-esque) and a socially unacceptable bf.

Poor Una...

- I have a physical book crisis on my hands here! On my bedside table there is:
Middlesex by Jeffery Jeffrey Eugenides
Black Ships by Jo Graham (Thank you, [personal profile] newredshoes for sending it along! I thought it might have gotten lost in the post, but it turned out that my sister picked up and forgot to tell me.)
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst.

Not sure where/how/if to start.

I need to sleep and rest my feet as well. Bah.

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