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Oct. 25th, 2016 01:59 pm
meganbmoore: (paladins: yan yu/mo le: pre-angstplosion)
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To make up for the bad news a while back with viki deleting fanchannels, DramaFever has licensed The Princess Weiyoung, and Viki licensed The Legend of Chusen, which was half-way subbed when the fanchannels were taken down. (Hopefully the same subbers will come back, but given how some people were acting towards them in the comments section, I wouldn’t blame them for not coming back.)

Here's the trailer for Princess Weiyoung:

i won't sit down, i won't shut up

Oct. 25th, 2016 11:33 am
musesfool: iconic supergirl (up up and away)
[personal profile] musesfool
Supergirl: Welcome to Earth
spoilers )

Jane the Virgin: Chapter Forty-Six
spoilers are #anezkatized )

In other news, this story I started as a lark is now over 9000 words long and still has stuff to go, plus I keep going back and adding things in to the earlier parts. I don't know how people post works in progress. What if you realize you need to seed something in earlier or scenes have to change order or be cut entirely or new scenes have to be added? I couldn't handle that.


So close!!!

Oct. 26th, 2016 12:42 am
tyger: Law (One Piece) - Are you serious? (Law - srsly?)
[personal profile] tyger
To get a credit in my database class, I have literally one more task left to do. Just one! :D I may or may not leave it at that - I have until the 7th to decide if I want to submit just that much, or do a D/HD project. (Well, I mean, I should decide before that, but that's when pass and credit portfolios are due in, so.) So I'm thinking I'll finish that one task tomorrow, and then start poking at project ideas and then see how I feel after the surgery before I decide whether or not to try and do one.

Other than that... I am both confused and kinda pissed at the OP anime. This got a little ranty. )

And now, I attempt sleep, and hope I don't stay awake until 4am. Again. *sighs*
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I did end up reading the third book, hastily skimming the animal torture sections. Thankfully, they are clustered toward the end. However, the first part contains a tragic unicorn stillbirth.

This book had similar flaws and virtues as the first, and resembled that more than the incredibly depressing second book: 60% heartfelt and charming tale of vets in fantasyland, 40% torture, OTT tragedy, and whisker-twirling villains who kill people because they’re homicidal maniacs.

It introduced a number of new characters (possibly because so many were killed in book two), some of whom seemed potentially interesting but got little screentime, and some of whom were marvelous. I adored the earnest young griffin and his best buds, who decided to model themselves after the ideals of chivalry and so named themselves Roland, Oliver, and Clark Kent. Everything involving the junior and senior griffins was great. The obligatory incursion of a new genocidal bloodthirsty sadistic tortures-for-fun sociopath was not great.

This one has a happier ending, except that… Read more... )

Daily Happiness

Oct. 25th, 2016 01:49 am
torachan: sakaki from azumanga daioh holding a cat, with the text "I like cats" in Japanese (sakaki)
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1. I got a lot of translating done today, including finishing up two chapters. And I posted manga and have more to post tomorrow!

2. I got my ballot filled out and ready to put in the mail tomorrow. (So glad California has a permanent vote by mail option.)

3. I made chocolate chip pumpkin muffins and they're sooooo good.

4. I've got sweet kitties.

Dear Festividder

Oct. 24th, 2016 10:35 pm
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[personal profile] sanguinity

A short one.

Oct. 24th, 2016 06:41 pm
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd
1. Me: "I don't really like sports." Also me: "OMG THE CUBS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES [cries forever]"

("I don't really like sports" is an oversimplification, of course. I feel complicated about sports. I don't feel complicated about the Cubs going to the World Series. I feel baffled, for sure. Happy. Emotional. But those are pretty easy to parse.)

2. Via [community profile] pokestop, Pokemon Go's having a Halloween event from the 26th through November 1st! I'm stoked. I'm swapping my Voltorb buddy for Magikarp and walking as much as I can in those seven days.

3. One of my many to-do list items this week: research my ballot. I want to vote as soon as possible and hide from the world until it's over. (I should also plan my Election Night activity. The past couple elections, I saw a movie. Basically, I just want to be away from news while returns come in.)
umadoshi: (Feed Russian cover)
[personal profile] umadoshi
As reported on Twitter yesterday, a bit of purely fannish happiness: as of yesterday, at least three people I know were actively reading Deadline. Interestingly, none of the three are among the several people I know who've read Feed at some point in the last few years and either consciously opted not to keep going or just haven't gotten to it yet; in two cases (the two who're in a position to see this post), I didn't even know they were reading Feed until they were already into it or finished.

With any luck, we'll have a new transcriber in the office tomorrow! (A guy who has another job, and so is only available intermittently, but every bit helps.) If so, I'll probably do more flipping back and forth between transcribing and proofreading; last week was mostly the former, as we have a new proofreader this session (and I really like her, which is a perk).

[redacted: boring logistics of how we juggle the workload when we're understaffed]

Today I hit the bare-minimum point I wanted to reach in my freelance work for the second script that's due Friday, so now I have to polish and tweak both, and then, if I have any time around Casual Job, I can look at pushing into the second half of this volume (which is my next deadline). I'm also waiting on answers from the translator of the due-Friday script I got a draft on a couple days ago. *fidgets*

I never get over how much work some Hakusensha titles are. Do they pay their manga-ka by the word?! (I have zero idea how manga creators are paid in Japan. But the sheer wordiness of some titles is eyebrow-raising. And hair-raising. Meep.)

My other ambition today, other than doing laundry (done!), was getting some reading done. But when I finished working and went downstairs, Claudia wanted some blanket time as soon as I settled on the sofa, and after that I fell asleep before I even made it to opening the book I'm reading. >.> And then slept for two hours. Oops.

And now we've finally seen the extended Ghostbusters cut! Which, in addition to the extra 15+ minutes of footage (see this article I linked a couple days ago for an overview), has multiple places where different cuts were slipped in to replace lines and jokes from the theatrical cut. I knew that the "salty parabolas" line had been replaced from someone ([twitter.com profile] twwings?) live-tweeting their viewing, and had a theory about why, but now that I've actually seen this version, my impression is just that the cast did so much ad-libbing and playing around that the director/whoever just swapped in alternate versions for fun/to shake it up, not because they thought these takes were inherently better than the ones in the theatrical cut.

Overall (and AFAIK this is the consensus from [dreamwidth.org profile] wildpear and Ginny, too) I think it's worth seeing, very short + no real spoilers, but cut for some pros and cons )

And overall, IMO the theatrical cut is just plain better paced. I imagine I'll stick to that in future viewings.

Dear Festividder

Oct. 24th, 2016 08:45 pm
eruthros: Yoda in Dagobah swamp, caption "slimy? mudhole? my fandom this is!" (SW - slimy mudhole fandom)
[personal profile] eruthros
Thank you for making me a vid in one of the small fandoms that we share! I want you to have fun and do Festivids however you want to do it, and if that means totally ignoring this that is fine by me. I like a lot of detail when I read letters, so that's how I write mine, but please don't feel obligated to read this all or to take any of this letter as a strict guideline - I like all kinds of vids (including critiques) and I like surprises and I like these sources, so you're pretty sure to make something I'll like.

General preferences )

Music )

My requests, including some additional info: Automata, Black Panther (comics), Brother to Brother, Crash Pad Series, Daughters of the Dragon, Different from the Others | Anders als die Andern, The Get Down, and Sleep Dealer )


Oct. 24th, 2016 08:44 pm
settiai: (Festivids -- charmax)
[personal profile] settiai
Sadly, I think that I've decided against signing up for Festivids this year.

My brain just hasn't been in a vidding mood lately, and I'm not sure whether or not that's going to change over the next few months. I've very much been more of a writer than a vidder lately, and with D&D taking up most of my free time that isn't being spent writing... well, I just don't want to risk signing up and then having to default.

And to be honest, the thought of signing up for a vidding exchange right now is exhausting on several levels. It's a lot harder to post a vid anonymously than it is a fic, and there's no way to transfer the posted vid to your main account once the anon period is over - you have to repost it. It's not like with fic exchanges, where the mods can just flip a switch and suddenly the creator's name is revealed without the fanwork going anywhere or changing. Comments are in multiple places, there's the risk of the unsigned vid being shared on social media and never getting the creator's name attached...

I'm just not sure that I have the spoons to deal with that, to be honest. So I'm just going to stick with my fic exchanges again this year, I think.
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[personal profile] umadoshi
"Meet Amybeth McNulty, star of new Anne of Green Gables series for CBC, Netflix". [CBC]

"“A Honeypot For Assholes”: Inside Twitter’s 10-Year Failure To Stop Harassment: For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech, it’s virtually been optimized to accommodate it. With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnating, what is the platform that declared itself “the free speech wing of the free speech party” to do? BuzzFeed News talks to the people who’ve been trying to figure this out for a decade".

"Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking".

"The story behind Michelle Obama's state dinner dress makes it even more stunning".

"Nasty women have much work to do". "The nasty women gather on the heath just after midnight. It is Nasty Women’s Sabbath, Election Eve, and they must make haste."

"E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness". [NPR] (Disclaimer: I read the article but didn't watch any of the video.)

"Dapper Crip: Queercrip Encounters with Fashion and Community". [Autostraddle]

"Surfing Under the Northern Lights: There’s a thriving surf scene in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, where the waves are cold and the air is colder". [New York Times]

Via Boing Boing, "How the Truth Set Snopes Free: For over 20 years, Webby Winner Snopes.com has debunked just-so tales and urban folklore. In today’s age of (dis)information on the Internet, we need Snopes more than ever. Esteemed journalist Rob Walker profiles the man behind the Web’s most trusted source".

"Why Black Cat Myths Are So Bogus". [Front Page Meews]

"19 Things You Need To Know About Bubble Tea". [Buzzfeed]

"A Man’s ABCs of Miscarriage". [The Rumpus]

"The hideous, diabolical truth about Hillary Clinton". [Washington Post] "Before Time, Before the Earth Was Made, Before Matter and Being and History: Hillary Clinton (Lucifer, Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies, Prince of Darkness, Satan, She Whose Many Names the Cats Scream in the Night) is cast out of heaven for overweening hubris. She is condemned to lie in eternal torment in a lake of fire surrounded by her fallen angels, or, alternatively, to run for a major office while female. For thousands of years she lies outside time, smelling of sulfur, before deciding to undertake the second option.

Oct. 26, 1947: Hillary Clinton, a robot, is constructed by Saul Alinsky, then slipped into a bassinet and delivered to the Rodham house, where it stores its Six Human, Relatable Memories of squeegeeing, family life and honest toil..."

"Dame Again - Early ‘lost’ Maggie Smith appearance painstakingly restored". [BBC]

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] alisanne, "17 Times The Internet Called Out The English Language". [Buzzfeed]

"The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth Control Side Effects Secret".

"Trump has exposed the rot at the core of the Republican Party".

"The Stranger's Endorsements for the November 2016 General Election".
musesfool: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl (can't hardly wait)
[personal profile] musesfool
I posted this to tumblr last night but I want it here so I can find it again if I ever want to.

I recently had this conversation with [tumblr.com profile] devildoll and I have to get it off my chest, so here is my personal sorting of the Batfamily and I will fight you:

Bruce: the apotheosis of Slytherin

Alfred: Hufflepuff. I mean, he’s badass enough to be whatever he wants but he dedicates his life to service and his loyalty to Bruce and his mission, so, Hufflepuff.

Dick: Gryffindor. I mean, you could argue big brother Dick is Hufflepuff, but this is also a guy who started fighting crime in scaly panties and pixie boots at the age of 10, and before that was a renowned trapeze artist. Come on.

Babs: Ravenclaw. Duh.

Jason: pre-death: Gryffindor, post-death: Slytherin

Tim: Ravenclaw. I would entertain arguments for Slytherin, if I had a sense of what Tim’s true ambition was, except to not be Batman and yet turn into him anyway.

Steph: Gryffindor

Cass: Hufflepuff

Damian: Slytherin. Again, I could entertain arguments for Hufflepuff if you bring up his rapidly accumulating menagerie of Bat pets, but this is a kid obsessed with legacy and being better than everyone who came before him

Kate: Gryffindor.


In other news, how is this story 8000 words long and still requiring four more scenes? How did that even happen?

torachan: (koi-iji)
[personal profile] torachan

Title: Koi-iji: Love Glutton
Original Title: こいいじ (Koiiji)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Kiss
Genre: Josei
Status in Japan: 4 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: 31-year-old Mame has been in love with her childhood friend Souta ever since she can remember. Despite multiple rejections, her love has stayed constant. It's become a habit more than anything, but is it one she'll ever be able to break and get on with her life?

Chapter Summary: A second date with Kawada-san.

Chapter 10: Before Sunrise

And this brings us to the end of another volume, so here's a full volume download for those who want it.


Oct. 24th, 2016 03:29 pm
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[personal profile] lunabee34
I just talked to Mom, and Dad's chemo is not working. They're starting a new kind of treatment and getting the ball rolling to send him to Dallas for a stem cell transplant. He'd be there for five weeks in the hospital.

I know I was all optimistic that he has this treatment option, but now that we've reached this point, I find my optimism is shriveling up to be replaced with a fear that he's going to die out in Dallas or that the transplant won't work and he'll be horrifically miserable and then die. Death seems to be the common denominator in what I'm thinking about right now.

Anyway, I am really angry and scared and sad.


Oct. 25th, 2016 12:34 am
tyger: Random pattern from the Re:coded Ultimania, messed with until it's white on a black background. (Kingdom Hearts - pattern)
[personal profile] tyger
I'm fucking sleepy, it sucks. I have no reason to be - I woke up briefly at ~8:30 because phone, but I rolled right back over and slept until 2, so. Yeah. But still tired! Hopefully is because healing takes energy, but IDK. =/

I did go for a walk today, though, since it was nice today! :D I went SEVERAL BLOCKS, which was super great. Foot was aching by the time I got home - probably went one block too many - but I don't really mind, I'm glad I could do it. :3 :3 :3

Finally got feedback on a bunch of my things, yaaaay! So will fix them up tomorrow - I didn't really notice until this evening and I'm kinda made of bzuh?? right now. Hopefully will be more alert in the morning! (I did re-fix the test question I mucked up a second time, though, and sent that back! :3)

Also measured the blanket! Is a little hard to measure properly because it's pretty stretchy, but it's about 1.8x2.1m. I dunno how many feets that is, sorry! Anyway, it's biiiig. :D :D :D And soft! And snuggly! Sewing in the ends is gonna take a while, but I've started, so yay! Definitely not my best work, honestly, there's dropped stitches and weird bits and the tension is pretty variable, which I am attributing to the fact it's been moved around a lot, I've dropped entire rows by accident, rolled it over with my desk chair, etc. etc. etc. But that's fine, it's a big snuggly blanket, which is what I wanted, doesn't have to be perfect. :3 :3 :3

Daily Happiness

Oct. 24th, 2016 01:49 am
torachan: ryu from kimi ni todoke eating ramen (ramen)
[personal profile] torachan
1. I hired two new stockers today, which if they work out will bring us up to having a full crew again, so I really hope they work out, because I'm so tired of how many changes in employees we've had lately.

2. It rained a couple times today! And there's a chance of rain for the next few days, too.

3. There was a curry demo at work today and all day I was smelling it and it smelled so good, so I made curry when I got home tonight and it was delicious and now we have tons of leftovers. :D

4. Chloe just loves playing with this pen!

Studying, breathing, etc

Oct. 24th, 2016 12:18 am
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[personal profile] aris_tgd
I ate the rest of the cookies. I have now made a couple batches of these chocolate chip cookies, and I can say with confidence that the overnight rest in the fridge really does help. (Also an, er, week-long rest from being too tired to make more cookies.) Last night I baked another tray of them, then decided I didn't want to wait and made about a half-dozen mini-cupcake cookies in my mini cupcake tray. They tasted pretty good both ways.

I also made pasta with cream sauce and sausage and one of my bell peppers. I'm feeling pretty good about maybe being able to just throw together pasta things? Perhaps I will experiment. At the moment I'm still sticking pretty close to recipes, and I'm not very good at keeping what people think of as staples in the pantry or fridge. "You just have cream and onions and eggs and flour and baking soda and potatoes and chicken stock on hand, right?" Uh, sure, right. I should keep chicken stock around, I'm just bad at it. It's shelf stable until you open it, for crying out loud.

Grumble. Freddy's was actually out the last time I looked, that was annoying.

Budgeting is hard. Now that I'm cooking I want to make all the fancy things, and I have to remind myself I can't afford the really nice stuff.

The title of this post says I'm studying, which I kind of am. I've been reading cume exam papers, which seem reasonable. I feel more or less prepared for my midterm on Tuesday, I hope? And the other midterm isn't until next Monday, so... sigh. Studying. Such is life.

My Nook tablet reset itself because it ran out of battery, which means it wiped everything on its internal memory. GRAH. I have all the stuff that was on it in other formats, but boy is that irritating. That reminds me that I need to back up my calibre library. Don't want to have that go missing, either. Maybe to Dropbox? I'll need to take a look at how big it actually is.

Not that I've been doing much reading, either. Though I did finally finish Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates' book, which is amazing and bracing. He's going to be a speaker at UO later this year (school year), which I'm really looking forward to. I hope that his talk doesn't conflict with anything Required! There have already been a few cool lectures I've had to miss because of prior responsibilities. I really want to try and make this talk on SF/F and social justice this week, we'll see if I can manage it. Fingers crossed!

Should have been in bed a couple hours ago, haha. This is what coffee is for.

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Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:05 pm
zvi: Dreamcult - Home of the Metawankers (dreamwidth critic)
[personal profile] zvi
Why am I like this? I was at the office about seven hours doing 3-4 hours' worlht of work. Just Twitter and news articles. Well, I ate a bit, too. But, god, I would like to focus better, just do my work and go home, but I can't quite work out how.

Fic: Dungeons & Dragons (4/?)

Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:00 pm
settiai: (Leaves -- roxicons)
[personal profile] settiai
Fate Touched: A Cleric's Tale (32565 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 4/?
Fandom: Dungeons & Dragons (Roleplaying Game)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original D&D Character(s)
Additional Tags: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Work In Progress
Summary: The story of a halfling cleric named Ali who regularly questions her life choices.
lunabee34: (danger zombies by theidolhands)
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Poor Josh. I think he's taking it the hardest. *pets him*


I'm such a completist. I want to see how it ends and what happens, but sheesh. I'm ready for some real and true hope. After the Governor, after cannibal!Tasha Yar, Neegan just seems kind of an over-the-top caricature of a villain. I mean, how many evil, rapey, murderous despots can the show go through before it become a snoozefest? I will answer that question. And we're there already.


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