(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 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.
Would you be interested in a Critical Role (virtual) Rewatch Party?
If we were to do a (re)Watch-A-Thon, what kinda schedule would be cool?
What kind of posting schedule for the (re)Watch-A-Thon Discussion/Flail Fests?
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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 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!
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 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:
On further thought I've decided it's because of the nature of the canon.
( No spoilers )