Playoffs

May. 26th, 2017 05:44 am
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Well, there went that hope for this hockey season.

More later, if I can focus the brain and energy enough after work tonight.

nice review of Wholanta 2017

May. 25th, 2017 08:29 pm
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http://pop-culturalist.com/pop-culturalist-attends-wholanta/

There are some pics of cosplayers at the bottom of the article. Most reviews are of the panels in the Gallifrey (Doctor Who) and Otherwords (general sf/fantasy) track rooms, along with reviews of some of the actor and writer guests in the ballroom (Main Programing).

nice review of Wholanta 2017

May. 25th, 2017 08:24 pm
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http://pop-culturalist.com/pop-culturalist-attends-wholanta/

There are some pics of cosplayers at the bottom of the article. Most reviews are of the panels in the Gallifrey (Doctor Who) and Otherwords (general sf/fantasy) track rooms, along with reviews of some of the actor and writer guests in the ballroom (Main Programing).

Two events of note

May. 25th, 2017 05:49 pm
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1. The seventh game of the playoff series between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins starts tonight shortly after 8 PM EST.

2. Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) at the movie theatres.

The phrase "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'" comes to mind, and I expect I'm not alone in that.

Ask And Ye Shall Recieve

May. 25th, 2017 01:19 pm
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Title: Ask And Ye Shall Recieve
Author: Ragna ([personal profile] penaltywaltz)
Fandoms: Sherlock, Star Trek: Alternate Original Series, Once Upon A Time, Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Sally Donovan/Molly Hooper, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper, August Booth/Emma Swan, Mr. Holmes/Mummy Holmes, Danny Pink/Clara Oswald
Rating: PG
Summary: A collection of drabbles & ficlets from multiple fandoms asked for by followers of my Tumblr.

A Well-Timed Rescue

May. 25th, 2017 01:09 pm
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Title: A Well-Timed Rescue
Author: Ragna ([personal profile] penaltywaltz)
Fandoms: Doctor Who/Sherlock
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Harold Saxon & Greg Lestrade
Rating: PG
Warnings: Attempt at sexual assault
Summary: Donna finds herself in a sticky situation with a higher-up, but Greg arrives in a surprisingly well-timed moment to come to her rescue.
Authors Notes: Part of my “The Private Lives Of Teachers” series.

Lando and Cap and me

May. 25th, 2017 05:55 pm
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Posted by Marissa Lingen

Look, I am only a casual superhero comics fan, but here’s my sideline/peripheral take:

When I was two years old, Lando Calrissian betrayed his friends to the Empire. And then he thought better of it and became a good guy again. Two years old. I don’t actually remember experiencing this story for the first time, it’s a thing that entered my brain through cultural osmosis and repetition. I am now almost thirty-nine.

Why do I bring this up?

Because “maybe someone you thought was good is actually bad! but wait, no, they’re actually good again!” is not a new story for anyone who is an adult now. We have all done this one. It is not daring and new, it is not a shocking twist, it is–in fact–kind of the default. Yes, yes, who can you trust, anyone might turn out to be blah blah whatev.

We have never experienced a Superman without a kind of kryptonite that can turn him evil. We have never had a hero without shades of gray. And I’m not suggesting that we should do a ton of that. I’m not suggesting that abandoning nuance is the way to go. I’m just suggesting that “the ground beneath your feet is shifting! who should you trust!” is yeah, yeah, yeah, pretty old hat to more than one generation in a row by now. So you really need something better than that if you’re going to try to convince readers that you have something great up your sleeve. As far as twists go, this is as twisty as “maybe they’re all dead we promise they’re not oh wait they are.” Other people have made the moral arguments already, the arguments based on character background/origins. I find them pretty compelling. I just wanted to say, also? it’s really sad when you go to shock people with things that have been standard templates for longer than they’ve been alive. It relies on one of us not paying attention, and buddy, it’s not me this time.

Lando and Cap and me

May. 25th, 2017 12:55 pm
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Originally published at Novel Gazing Redux. You can comment here or there.

Look, I am only a casual superhero comics fan, but here’s my sideline/peripheral take:

When I was two years old, Lando Calrissian betrayed his friends to the Empire. And then he thought better of it and became a good guy again. Two years old. I don’t actually remember experiencing this story for the first time, it’s a thing that entered my brain through cultural osmosis and repetition. I am now almost thirty-nine.

Why do I bring this up?

Because “maybe someone you thought was good is actually bad! but wait, no, they’re actually good again!” is not a new story for anyone who is an adult now. We have all done this one. It is not daring and new, it is not a shocking twist, it is–in fact–kind of the default. Yes, yes, who can you trust, anyone might turn out to be blah blah whatev.

We have never experienced a Superman without a kind of kryptonite that can turn him evil. We have never had a hero without shades of gray. And I’m not suggesting that we should do a ton of that. I’m not suggesting that abandoning nuance is the way to go. I’m just suggesting that “the ground beneath your feet is shifting! who should you trust!” is yeah, yeah, yeah, pretty old hat to more than one generation in a row by now. So you really need something better than that if you’re going to try to convince readers that you have something great up your sleeve. As far as twists go, this is as twisty as “maybe they’re all dead we promise they’re not oh wait they are.” Other people have made the moral arguments already, the arguments based on character background/origins. I find them pretty compelling. I just wanted to say, also? it’s really sad when you go to shock people with things that have been standard templates for longer than they’ve been alive. It relies on one of us not paying attention, and buddy, it’s not me this time.

Garden addition

May. 25th, 2017 06:21 pm
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Back story: The garden behind our house is a very peculiar shape. It is quite wide at the back of the house for about 10 metres, then narrows abruptly to a very skinny path alongside the canal towpath hedge. It goes along like this for about 5 metres and then ends in a round, fenced-in patch about 4 metres in diameter. The round patch has a concrete pavement in a pretty circular pattern.

We’ve been trying to work out what to do with this odd space since we moved in. It’s a fair way from the house and not visible from the back door. Jacuzzi? Too much maintenance, plus it’s too far to trek on a horrible winter night. Bike shed? Functional but boring, and also bike sheds are ugly. This is a pretty space, ringed by climbing roses and vines.

A few weeks ago we went to the garden centre and found a display of cute playhouses with trimmed roofs and windows, and an interior upper floor reached by a child-sized ladder. The 6’x6’ models were on sale. As we had to carry the children away from them, literally, we thought, perhaps this is the optimal use for that round patch.

Thus far, we have been proved entirely correct, and the expense has been justified. Since it’s been installed, both children come home from nursery, dash through the house and out the back door into the playhouse to draw, play on the tablet or just run up and down the steps and in and out the doors. (There’s an adorable toddler-sized door out the side in addition to the larger front door.) The only things that brings them back to the house in 15-20 minutes are the requests for drinks and fruity snacks, which are then carried back up to the playhouse.

tl;dr version We got the kids a playhouse for the garden. Photos below!

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[Keiki on a wooden chair outside the playhouse. “Oi* shut da door on moi sister!”]

+3 )

* The Black Country is strong with this one.
** There is a whole separate post brewing about how I simply do not understand Danger Mouse.

I am up to my ears in marking...

May. 25th, 2017 03:30 pm
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...so here, have a photo from yesterday evening instead of hearing me moan about that.

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[Humuhumu and Keiki in their swimming costume & swim nappy respectively, eating ice creams in the paddling pool.]

Flower Icons!!!

May. 25th, 2017 06:58 am
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Flower Icons for flower lovers!

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Flower Icons )

Please comment & mention which one's you would be taking, that would be lovely! Credit me! <3

hello, hello!

May. 24th, 2017 09:31 pm
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Name: M



Age: teetering towards 30


Location: USA


About Me: I am more enthusiastic about plants than I am good at keeping them alive, I'd eat butter by the spoonful if I thought I could get away with it, and I can't sing but I'm pretty damned good at karaoke regardless. I used to be oh_simone on LJ, still oh_simone on ao3.


About My Journal: It's currently all old entries imported from LJ, but I'm hoping to ease back into a more sociable corner of fandom internet. I hope that DW will be a space for workshopping some writing projects, fan and orig.


What I Write: currently, mostly fanfic. None of my original stuff has ever seen light of day, but I've got bits and pieces of notes for just about everything-- some fantasy, mystery, family drama, historical, political intriguing.


What I Don't Write: I'm really terrible at and have little to no interest in writing sex scenes in general. Genre-wise, I'd never say never.


What I Read: A bit of everything. I particularly enjoy non-fiction food/travel writing, city histories, political intrigue, fantasy, and any character-driven books. I'm also a low-key sucker for Southern Gothic and true crime.


What I Don't Read: I find I generally like the ideas of sci-fi and mystery/thriller more than I like the executions. Also, anything about the white male mid-life crisis is almost always an automatic nope.


Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: Yes! I would genuinely love to build up my own capabilities and experience as a beta/editor, so by all means.

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May. 24th, 2017 10:21 pm
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Good night, and good luck.
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by Gideon Marcus

They say things get tedious in repetition. Well, I can assure you that at no point during Scott Carpenter's three-orbit flight, planned to be a duplicate of predecessor John Glenn's, was I in the least bit bored. In fact, of the six manned space shots, this was the most moving for me. Since the launch this morning from the East coast of Florida, a couple of hours after dawn, I've been hooked to the television and radio, engaged to a greater degree than ever before.



(see the rest at Galactic Journey!)

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