So I posted my 23K word Finn/Rey road trip epic last night and didn't bother to post it here because I wanted to go to bed and now AO3 is down. So no one can read my story! Arrgh! I had anxiety dreams about it - that I'd left half the story out, or mistagged it, or it was riddled with typos, and therefore got no response whatsoever, but I didn't think there would be actual technical difficulties in the waking world. Bah.
Anyway, should you be interested in reading 23K words of Rey and Finn being adorable and also lectured about Force stuff by the ghost of Anakin Skywalker, here it is on Dreamwidth:Celestial Navigation
Star Wars; Finn/Rey, Anakin; pg; 23,315 wordsFinn and Rey's epic space road trip adventure, featuring pirates, kittens, and the Force ghost of Anakin Skywalker.
Or you can read it on AO3 when the site starts working properly again; here is the link: Celestial Navigation
And okay, I admit I think a lot more about Anakin Skywalker than most people do, but I don't think it was just that particular alarming trait that made me laugh at last night's Flash. I think there really were, yet again, startling parallels with Barry that...are not what you want from your otherwise charming and good superhero. IJS.The Flash
: The Present( spoilers )
There was also Brooklyn Nine Nine
, which had some funny moments was but was not at its best last night.
Books? Books.What I've just finishedAftermath: Life Debt
by Chuck Wendig, which I liked but didn't love, because I'm not really emotionally invested in any of Wendig's new characters (except maybe Rae Sloane and only because she's a worthy adversary who I'd like to see come to the realization that fascism is bad, though I don't expect that to ever happen), except for the Leia stuff. ♥LEIA♥ She is not fucking around. "I would burn down the whole galaxy if I thought it was right." Her father's daughter indeed, and I don't mean Bail.( spoilers )Star Wars Annual 2
by Kelly Thompson, which also featured some great Leia content - I really like that they are giving her strong stuff in all the ancillary materials, but it still doesn't make up for the lack in the films. I am just saying. Anyway, this shows why she's so good at what she does - not just leading troops but swaying the hearts and minds of people, even those who start out wanting nothing to do with her. And it also shows how self-aware she is about what she does and the cost of doing it. Not to be a broken record or anything but ♥LEIA♥. She's only been my very favorite since I was 7, so *hands*Rivers of London: Night Witches
by Ben Aaronovitch, the second comics volume featuring Peter and Nightingale, and I wanted to like it more than I did, since it was ostensibly about Varvara, and I'm not sure if it was me or the book, but while I liked it okay, I didn't love it.A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles. Hold the phone, folks, I think this might be the actual best book I've read this year. At least just from a writing standpoint. I've been more emotionally invested in others (TRK, CK) but this was just brilliantly written and compelling and delightful from start to finish. It's about Alexander Ilyich Rostov, who is sentenced to live the rest of his life in the Metropol Hotel in Moscow, and how he handles house arrest for decades. It's ridiculously good, with an excellent use of an omniscient narrator. Highly recommended.Star Wars: Aphra
A good start to this new comic spinoff of Darth Vader
. Some interesting backstory, and even more direct parallels of Aphra with Han (and Indiana Jones). We'll see how it goes.What I'm reading now
I started Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon on the commute this morning, since I forgot to download my yuletide source material for review to my new iPad. Oops.What I'm reading next
Redacted for Yuletide. I have a Board meeting tonight, but if I can't review canon and get something workable sketched out by Saturday morning, I might have to default. Arrgh.