It was a productive day!

Jul. 7th, 2015 12:53 am
umadoshi: (tea and happy things (bisty_icons))
[personal profile] umadoshi
Today I did laundry, unloaded/reloaded/ran the dishwasher, did some general puttering, used the voice app to make two of the three appointments that needed making (I was able to book the third appointment online), got a bit of basic info for Ginny on transferring from ON health coverage to NS health coverage while I was at it, did a bunch of online banking, and helped move the majority of Ginny's worldly possessions into her storage unit in the evening (and the remainder, plus [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose's and my Toronto purchases, into our place).

Oh, and I adapted almost half a volume of manga and met my deadline. *nonchalant*

(Panic. It works wonders. My brain function's been largely turned off since then, though, and I really need it back tomorrow. :/)


On Twitter, Ginny posted this picture of Claudia "helping" with the laundry and this picture of Claudia and Jinksy making themselves at home in the part of her dresser that she brought here.

(I know "part of her dresser" sounds weird, but it's this. Soon I'll be very familiar with it, barring incident, because I just bought one of my own. For my socks. Yeah, I hear myself saying this. Anyway, it's now in the house and awaiting assembly...whenever that happens.)

One of the other things Ginny's brought with her to the house is her Teabot, which is a liter or so bigger than ours (which we'll put away for the duration once we run the cleaning cycle). I drink a fair bit of tea--usually three or four cups a day--but Ginny drinks FAR more than I do.

This was evidenced by the fact that we went through nearly all of the teaspoons today, which reminded me that I've been wanting to get a bunch more teaspoons and keep them in a jar or something on the counter by Teabot. I said as much to Ginny tonight, and she eyed me for a moment before pointing out that she has tons of teaspoons...which we'd literally put into storage a couple hours earlier. Oops.

I had notions of at least starting to catch up on Penny Dreadful (I have three unwatched episodes, and the very little I've heard about the season finale is making me nervous), but I kinda dozed off on the couch while Ginny was doing some unpacking. ^^; Here's hoping sleep comes as easily when I go to bed in a few minutes, because it sure as hell wasn't feeling benevolent last night. (So tired. So. Tired.)

how is werewolf formed?

Jul. 6th, 2015 09:25 pm
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[personal profile] lunabee34
I got the most amazing package from [personal profile] executrix. Thank you so much. *hugs* Every single book in this box is something I want to read. :)

I finished Trigger Warnings. I didn't like it as well as Gaiman's other short story collections. The Sherlock Holmes piece was exceptional, and a couple other stories were very good but I was pretty take it or leave it on the collection as a whole. He included a fair amount of poetry in the collection, most of which I didn't care for, but one poem about a witch was wonderfully done. Glad to have read it, but nothing to re-read.

I've blown through Uprooted in the past couple days and will be able to post a review of that soon.

I want to read some very, very sad fic. Anybody have recs for tearjerkers? Any fandom or pairing, but I would be especially grateful for newish HP recs.

I keep thinking I am going to make some awesome meta-tastic post about Penny Dreadful or Game of Thrones and then not doing it, so here's the truncated version: spoilers for both )

Speaking of Victorian horror, I know that werewolf (and other skin-changer) stories already existed in folk tales and fairy tales, but is there a nineteenth-century novel that popularized the werewolf the way Dracula did for vampires? I suppose that The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a kind of werewolf story, but not really what I'm talking about. Did werewolves really only enter the literary public consciousness in the 20th century? Is there a seminal werewolf novel (trying to think of one and failing), or does our pop culture sense of werewolves stem entirely from film?

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Jul. 6th, 2015 07:33 pm
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[personal profile] were_duck
I'm having a kinda rough day for no real reason. I think moving just discombobulates me and I'm frustrated when I don't feel like the place I'm living is my home yet. Right now there's boxes everywhere and some stuff won't get done until after [personal profile] gabbysilang moves in and we figure out all the furniture arrangements.

This week my girlfriends are going on a trip and I get to have the entire house to myself and Watson! I plan to do some podficcing and some nesting.

Operation: Casa de G is GOING WELL. We have nerd plans for the bathroom (Wonder Woman themed) and I keep ogling gorgeous fanart of Ellen Ripley and Janelle Monae on Society6. SIGH PRETTY ARTS.

I have been listening to that Shut Up and Dance song on repeat while cleaning the house up. Here is an excellent fun dance scenes mashup set to it:



Anyhow, how are you guys? I'm trying to be better about keeping up with my Dwircle, but if you want to tell me something that is nice about your life or your fandom or your day, I would enjoy that!

Jackpot!

Jul. 6th, 2015 02:01 pm
aris_tgd: "This story is a murder mystery--the mystery of MURDER." (Lyttle Lytton Murder Mystery)
[personal profile] aris_tgd
The entire shelf of Nero Wolfe mysteries that someone donated last year is still here!

Time to pick up where I left off.
musesfool: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl (can't hardly wait)
[personal profile] musesfool
To Get a Dirty Job Done (The Redheaded Woman Remix)
DCU; Dick/Steph; adult; 1,880 words
Dick and Steph go undercover at a masked ball and things get a little hot and heavy.

Remix of Redheads Have More Fun by [personal profile] amathela. Title from Springsteen. Pre-reboot. Thanks to Nichole & Laura for turning it around so quickly. Or read it at AO3.

It takes a redheaded woman / To get a dirty job done )

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Feedback is always appreciated.

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So the thing about Magic Mike is

Jul. 6th, 2015 01:02 pm
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[personal profile] giandujakiss
It's really interesting to think about the way strippers are portrayed in Magic Mike the Sequel versus any movie with female strippers and male clients.

Read more, not really spoilery, mostly because MM has no plot )
musesfool: tim/kon (if it helps you breathe)
[personal profile] musesfool
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep (The Alien Clone Hybrid Trance Mix)
DCU; Tim/Kon; adult; contains: light bondage; 1,600 words
Even drifting in and out of sleep, Kon keeps an ear out for his teammates, and for Tim in particular.

Remix of Hold Me by Teaotter. Pre-reboot. Title from The Cure. Thanks to [personal profile] snacky for looking it over. Or read it at AO3.

If Only Tonight We Could Sleep )

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Feedback is adored.

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Aargh, tumblr

Jul. 6th, 2015 08:14 am
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[personal profile] sholio
Okay, let me get this straight. When I schedule a post on Tumblr for 8 a.m. Alaska time, it fails to pick up the correct time zone for the blog and posts at 8 a.m. Eastern time ... which is 4 a.m. here. But when I try to compensate for that (apparent) bug by setting it to post at noon local time ... it goes ahead and uses the correct time formatting, and therefore doesn't post early like I wanted it to.

TUMBLR WHY ARE YOU EVEN A THING.

(In heavily related news, Kismet's Tumblr site is live and updating now!)

ETA: Orrrrr ... it could be that I hadn't set the time zone on that blog yet. >_> (But I did have the timezone-glitch thing happen several times with scheduled posts on the kismetcity blog, and I DID check the timezone settings there! Fingers crossed that it's just some weirdness in that one blog, and everything works correctly now ...)
musesfool: Steve and Bucky in the Alps (i'm your gun)
[personal profile] musesfool
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Pleasure, The Privilege Is Mine)
Captain America; Steve/Bucky; g; 1,650 words
Steve reluctantly attends Tony's New Year's Eve party, but is glad he did when Natasha brings him a gift.

Remix of There's a light (at the end of this tunnel) by [archiveofourown.org profile] seratonation. Thanks to [personal profile] laurificus for looking it over. Title from the Smiths. This is set after Age of Ultron but ignores rumors about Civil War. Or read it at AO3.

Take me out tonight / Because I want to see people and / I want to see life )

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Feedback is always welcome.

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Fannish archaeology

Jul. 6th, 2015 11:15 pm
starlady: Kirk surrounded by tribbles: "What the crap is going on here?"  (kirk)
[personal profile] starlady
It seems to be an immutable law of the universe that whenever I have a huge project looming, I…dive headfirst into a new fandom to compensate. Last year, for my qualifying exams, it was due South; this year, with my dissertation coming in like the tide, it's Stargate Atlantis. Many of you are probably already aware of my new obsession, as many of you wrote a lot of pretty great SGA fics back in the day and I have been steadily leaving kudos on all of them over on AO3. Ironically, I read a lot of SGA when I first got my AO3 account in closed beta in 2009 (just like I read a lot of due South at the same time, actually), but it's sticking a lot better this time around. I'm already making notes and doing a lot of research for a classic me-type fanfic, which, who knows if it will ever see the light of day, but in the meantime it gives me great enjoyment.

The other thing that's interesting as I go back through old journal entries, excavate old vids, etc, is to see how things were back then. SGA went off the air six and a half years ago. Six and a half years ago I had never been to WisCon, I didn't have a Dreamwidth yet, and I had never even met some of the people I now count among my closest friends. It's kind of amazing, how much things can change. But it's also kind of encouraging.

Blah, Mondays.

Jul. 7th, 2015 12:55 am
tyger: Axel, Roxas, and Xion, on the clocktower. (Default)
[personal profile] tyger
Today was great in that KA IS BACK YAAAAAAAAY!!!

Otherwise, urgh, so much shit to do. I can't even tell if we made a dint in the pile orz. (I mean, KA did a Thing that I literally had zero time for while he was away - I think it took him like two hours, start to finish? Which, no, it wasn't super urgent or anything sooo - but that's not EXACTLY the backlog and urgh, brains, basically.)

Still, since KA IS back, I'm feeling a lot more positive about work in general; there's zero chance we'll continue to backslide while he's around. :>

Came home and did some colouring and stuff, which was fun. But now it's Late and I should really be in bed. >>;;

Daily Happiness

Jul. 6th, 2015 02:10 am
torachan: john from homestuck looking shocked (john shocked)
[personal profile] torachan
1. Very productive day at work again today. We recently got in a bunch of these fancy little bags of hand-made candy from Kyoto and have to make a display for them. Usually this would have taken me ages to get around to because of being so busy, but I was able to get it mostly all done today (still need some decorations and signage) and the deadline to have it finished and send pics to headquarters isn't for another two weeks!

2. I have tomorrow off! It's been really nice having several days in a row to sleep in (though I hope I'm not getting myself onto too much of a later sleep schedule). I need to try and get down to Old Navy tomorrow and return the jeans I ordered last month, but other than that, I don't have anything planned other than relaxing.

3. The weather's been so nice and cool lately. I think there's one day this week that's supposed to get up to high 70s, but that's it. I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.

4. I've been trying to take melatonin before bed this past week and I think it's been helping?
delphi: A plate of chocolate chip cookies. (cookies)
[personal profile] delphi
What's Making Me Happy Today

Mark Reads starting Witches Abroad, one of my favourite Discworld books:






Camp NaNoWriMo Update, Day 5

Target Wordcount: 280

Actual Wordcount: 346

Total Progress: 2511 / 10,000

Excerpt )

Low-key updates continue

Jul. 6th, 2015 01:30 am
umadoshi: (kittens - snuzzle)
[personal profile] umadoshi
[Reminder to self: three appointments must be made! I need a B12 shot, an eye exam, and a haircut.]

Today I got a little over halfway through the remaining work on the rewrite that's due tomorrow (including final touch-ups, not just the draft, thankfully), so while tomorrow's still likely to be stressful, it's sure better than it could be.

This evening [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose and Kas got back with the moving truck right on schedule, which was a relief. Most of what [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose and I bought in Toronto and most of what Ginny's keeping here rather than in storage for the duration is now in the house, although not what you'd call unpacked. (Or to be more precise, Ginny got some of her things squared away; [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose and I did not. ^^;)

Pics from Twitter:

This afternoon Ginny tweeted a photo of Jinksy and a photo of me when I came into her room and keeled over on the futon in the name of taking a break. (Mostly the photo of me just shows how badly I need to redye my hair. *g*)

And I tweeted three kitten photos while boxes and bags made their way into the living room: 1) Claudia and Jinksy stake their claim; 2) Jinksy makes himself even comfier atop a box INSIDE a bag; and 3) Claudia tries very earnestly to tell us...something.

Remix!

Jul. 5th, 2015 07:42 pm
aris_tgd: Player King, "We can die heroically [etc], or from a great height." (Actors can die)
[personal profile] aris_tgd
I am still up in the mountains; it is beautiful but quite warm. I momentarily escaped down the hill slightly to an air-conditioned bar to watch the World Cup with some friends. That was an amazing first 20 minutes, right there.

Anyway! Remix! I wrote one story:

Smooth Sailing (DJ Unrepentant Remix) (2966 words) by Aris Merquoni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James Norrington/Jack Sparrow
Characters: Anamaria (Pirates of the Caribbean), Joshamee Gibbs
Additional Tags: Remix
Summary: James Norrington's induction into the crew of the Black Pearl did not go entirely without issue.

I kind of love classic Sparrington slash, y'know? The last two movies of the trilogy were great, don't get me wrong, I enjoy the heck out of them, but there's something about the open-endedness of the original movie and canon that was loads of fun. Anyhoo, this was a classic Sparrington slash story that I mostly retold from Anamaria's perspective. She acts as kind of a helpful aunt in the original story, but I really love her and Sparrow bickering more than anything.

Here's to hoping I get the focus to do some writing this week! I'd like to finish at least one thing...

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Jul. 5th, 2015 10:30 pm
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
[personal profile] snarp
JAKE: Ill be like... Mr nonrom sansplat... Or... Oh horsenoodles there has to be terminology that more effectively consolidates my present understanding of myself into a coherent identity i can get enthusiastic about.

God.

JAKE: Maybe the troll lingo has the answers. Or maybe im pioneering some sort of... shadow quadrant system?? Ooh lordy wouldnt that be a swift kick in the netherdumplings.
JAKE: What do you think tavvyboy should i take my idea to the troll patent office and make a mint?
TAVROSPRITE: i DON'T THINK WE HAVE A THING LIKE THAT,
TAVROSPRITE: aLSO,
TAVROSPRITE: aLL OF MY PEOPLE ARE EXTINCT, aND MY PLANET IS BADLY EXPLODED,

God.

TAVROSPRITE: aND EVEN THOUGH i DON'T HAVE MANY TALENTS OR BATTLE SKILLS, oR INTELLIGENCE, oR DISCERNIBLE POSITIVE QUALITIES,
TAVROSPRITE: oNE THING i THINK i'M GOOD AT THAT PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATE,
TAVROSPRITE: iS MAKING NEW FRIENDS, wHO DON'T KNOW MY FLAWS YET, }:)
JAKE: Yeah...
JAKE: Yeah!
JAKE: Cheese and crackers tavvers what an inspirational little spiel that just was.

Yeah, this is the worst conversation in Homestuck. We've found it. It's this one here.

JASPROSESPRITE^2: I detect that you may have been toyed with and disrespected by none other than the supreme puppeteer of unrepentant horseshit himself.

Calm down, Hussie. Swallow this button. It's a cure for bad self-esteems and toxic ironiesnity.
settiai: (Bethany -- idiot_icons)
[personal profile] settiai
Title: A Shift of Fate
Author: Settiai
Rated: PG-13
Word Count: 1500 words
Characters: Aveline Vallen, Bethany Hawke, Carver Hawke, Male Mage Hawke, Leandra Hawke, Wesley Vallen
Notes: Also posted on the AO3.
Summary: Gideon Hawke was a healer. He'd already lost his home. He damned well wasn't going to lose his little sister as well, not if there was anything he could do to stop it.

Fic. )

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