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Feb. 19th, 2017 04:21 pm
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I am notoriously terrible at talking about media I love. Observe the empty space where my review - which I've written like 3 times and never managed to finish - of Top of the Lake is supposed to be. Similarly I've consumed so much media I've LOVED recently (Hidden Figures, Chewing Gum, Crazyhead to name just a few) and yet all I have the energy for right now is to talk about what I consider to be "brain vacation" media, that's mostly terrible and not that well made, but that's fun to stare at, for me.

(On that note, I'll preface this by saying that it's difficult to make a historical drama set before the 20th century (later than that doesn't count as "historical" for me, sorry) that I won't at least glance at. Historicals are my comfort food, especially the military/adventure/politics genre (I'm a lot more wary with romance)).

I've been watching The Last Kingdom on netflix.

It seemed like an extremely generic story about England in the Middle Ages with Vikings on top, and I don't particularly care about that period, but I was like, if you manage to hold my interest by showing this history in an even remotely refreshing way..." and they did, and so I kept watching.

Anyway, the expected element I want to talk about is the female protag.

spoilers? I'm on ep 3 )

Gosh, I do love her. And the actress is great as well. Even though this show (and the books it was based on?) was clearly written by a man who doesn't understand why unplanned pregnancy is a big deal in pre-industrial times, I still really enjoy what this show does with Brida. Or at least, I have so far.

FFXII, revisited.

Feb. 18th, 2017 09:27 pm
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If I decided to revive any of my prior FFXII fanfic WIPs, drafts, or concepts from past is there anything that anyone still here would want me put at the front of my writing -> editing -> posting queue?

FFXII meta counts too.

Actually, this also includes just asking me to repost or turn read permissions back on for stories that have been packed away for the past 6 years. Re-editing/revising old finished stuff that is unavailable technically counts as writing.

Critical Role (Re)Watch-A-Thon?

Feb. 18th, 2017 04:23 pm
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Poll #18007 CritRole Watch-A-Thon
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 1

Would you be interested in a Critical Role (virtual) Rewatch Party?

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If we were to do a (re)Watch-A-Thon, what kinda schedule would be cool?

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Two Episodes/Week
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Three Episodes/Week
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What kind of posting schedule for the (re)Watch-A-Thon Discussion/Flail Fests?

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PokeStop: A Pokémon Go Community

Feb. 18th, 2017 12:39 pm
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PokeStop - A Pokémon Go Community

Has the launch of Generation 2 rekindled your interest in PokeGo? Then come join us at [community profile] pokestop! We post news, updates, advice, and tips related to the game but fanworks and anecdotes that arise from gameplay are more than welcome too.

Please come join us & let's have some fun!

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Feb. 18th, 2017 12:12 pm
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I feel like I haven't drawn for pleasure in a while so that's what I'm going to do when I get home - probably draw the King and the Rook from my chess piece series.

I have so many other things to work on but naaaah

Happy birthday!

Feb. 18th, 2017 04:58 pm
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[personal profile] turlough
It's Terri's birthday today, wheee!! I hope you're having a fabulous day, darling!

botanical tulips

I wish this post were unnecessary

Feb. 18th, 2017 10:51 am
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Content note: this post is about the ongoing abusive behaviour of the SFF writer Benjanun Sriduangkaew, also known as Requires Hate, Winterfox, and various other pseudonyms.

The rest of the post is behind the cut )

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Feb. 17th, 2017 04:32 pm
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I took a day from everything, which was probably a terrible idea but I don't care~ My sister has been sick for like a week, I worked with her yesterday and now I feel like shit, haha. Sorry school. :D

Mom and I watched the latest episode of This is Us and damn, this show makes me cry every freaking episode. And then I cried watching the preview for the next episode! This show kills me. ;3;

I really want to write something for [community profile] fan_flashworks current prompt (together) but I'm struggling right now with writing. MOSTLY because the writing prompts for class are really difficult and they're kinda take up all my writing abilities right now. Booooooo.

February Final Fantasy Kissing Battle is happening right now! Go forth and write kisses! All Final Fantasy canons are represented! Even Brave Exvius and Spirits Within!

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Feb. 17th, 2017 02:49 pm
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So, way back in, um, August, [personal profile] skygiants posted about Armed Services Edition paperbacks that were printed in special editions for serving military in WWII, and I mentioned I owned one and said if I could ever figure out where it was shelved I would post pictures.

Well, I didn't manage to find it until November, and by then I had quit Tumblr for self-defense, so my lazy method of using Tumblr as an image host wasn't happening. But DW just rolled out a gui for its image hosting! So, only six months later, here are the pictures!

The one I own is "An Almanac for Moderns", which is basically a book of 365 short essays about nature and science, to be read one a day for a year. So I was almost right when I said I thought it was a field guide, yet couldn't find it shelved with the field guides. It's pretty fun, actually, but I could never stick with one chapter a day. As you might guess for an edition that was meant to be small and was published during the WWII paper shortages, the pages are very thin and very delicate seventy years later. (And I still haven't figured out why the sideways binding; to me it makes it more difficult to read, although maybe when it was newer it meant you could lay it flat on a table to read more easily?)

An Almanac for Moderns )

(There's a few more uploaded in my dw images, if you can figure out how to get there....)

As is visible in a couple of the photos, my book has a single staple reinforcing the binding, which is a large part of what makes it hard to read. I can't tell if this was part of the standard binding or it was added by a later owner. It doesn't seem to be a later addition? It's definitely not a standard staple - you would have needed a heavy-duty stapler and staples - and the binding isn't falling apart in such a way that it seems needed. So IDK unless [personal profile] skygiants knows!

And while I am posting images of cool old books I own, if you have ever been to an American public school you are probably familiar with the idea of a Marble composition book )

(the set of books I found also included an account books of day-to-day expenses in the late 19th century. Someday I am going to figure out where the dude was living and donate it to a historical society. They came with 0 provenance, so that didn't help.)

I am actually continuing to make substantial progress on the "sort all the books" project! I may start posting polls so you all can help me decide what to read off my long-unread fiction piles next - I am thinking "fuck, marry, kill" format where you get to decide if I have a sudden night of ill-considered passion, or continue my long-term relationship with having it in my bedroom, or get rid of it unread.

And finally, here is a picture of a cat:

The Changeling Sea

Feb. 17th, 2017 03:29 pm
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This is fanart of Patricia McKillip's novel, The Changeling Sea. It's quite a short little story, but I really enjoy it because of all of the fairy tale type elements in it.

The Changeling Sea
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To try and tide myself over until the next episode I had a look at the AO3 Adventure Zone section, and had a surprisingly strong NOPE reaction to all the fic. So I thought about what fic I would theoretically write, and all my ideas felt kind of wrong too.

On further thought I've decided it's because of the nature of the canon.
No spoilers )

A reminder

Feb. 17th, 2017 08:28 am
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With the launch of Generation 2 in Pokemon Go, I just wanted to remind people of [community profile] pokestop. The hype has certainly died down since last summer, but the community is still around and kicking (and posting information that might be useful!)

Episode 86 Discussion (Spoilers)

Feb. 16th, 2017 06:35 pm
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Are you ready for the next episode of Critical Role??

Here there be spoilers!

Thanks for Participating in IFD 2017

Feb. 15th, 2017 02:18 pm
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Banner created by Riss celebrating International Fanworks Day

International Fanworks Day has ended. But you can still enjoy the results, contribute to #IFDShare or #IFDFest, and find out what's next: https://goo.gl/OZJAxA



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