umadoshi: (Tori "feel the word" (gold_dust))
[personal profile] umadoshi
Guys, [ profile] notalwaysweak wrote a Newsflesh fic (that I got to see early!): "Only My Hands to Guide Me". Short (1630 words), explicit, and by virtue of being set post-series, spoilery as all hell. *g* So I'm not going to say who or what it's about. If you've read the whole series, you can probably extrapolate and you should definitely go read (depending on your feelings on various pairings, of course).

(I choose to be amused by the number of things in Newsflesh that I love with my entire heart and never, ever, ever talk about unless I can be sure of not spoiling anyone. The stuff I actually let myself flail about where you can all see? Intensely, overwhelmingly loved, but barely the tip of the iceberg.)

On a wildly different subject, Tori Amos' tour has finally landed her in North America, and a couple of nights ago she played Zero Point. (That link goes to the setlist on Undented.) It's not one of my favorites of her songs, but she's apparently never played it live before (and I think it technically dates back to around 1999 or so? IIRC it was mentioned in the liner notes on To Venus and Back.)

So that's awesome. But usually videos from shows start turning up on the shows' posts within a matter of hours, and so far, nothing. O_o It's not that I'm impatient, exactly--again, not a favorite song--but it's not impossible that no one recorded it (or at least, no one who's thought to share it widely), and under the circumstances that would be very sad.

General Updates

Jul. 27th, 2014 02:57 pm
fadeaccompli: (determination)
[personal profile] fadeaccompli
1) The fans and dehumidifiers are gone, so the house is now well-lit and cool! And full of piles of junk stacked everywhere. Someone's coming by to measure for new floors on Tuesday, and I'm already cringing in anticipation of the price. The least it could possibly cost is already going to be pretty damn expensive.

2) Zabina has begun to focus seriously on stalking Peejee, who is responding by retreating to Mount Carpet Discards in the back as often as possible. She will be a much more harried cat once the kitten figures out how to use the cat door. Meanwhile, Pixel has learned how to not spook the kitten, but not how to play with her; as such, most of their interactions are just Zee chewing on Pixel's paws or tail while the dog quietly looks distressed.

3) I am really low on cope. It makes me cranky. But soon I will fly off to NYC, which will be very nice.
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
[personal profile] dira
Fic! With thanks to [personal profile] iulia and [personal profile] templemarker for beta! ♥

The Frame You Made (16543 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 4/6
Fandom: Generation Kill
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Brad Colbert/Nate Fick, Brad Colbert/Nate Fick/Original Female Character
Characters: Nate Fick, Brad Colbert, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Kid Fic, Future Fic, Curtain Fic

(Eventually) six further epilogues for Don't You Shake Alone.

Chapter 4: Nate and Brad and a newborn. :D

I Hope Next Week Goes Better

Jul. 27th, 2014 11:10 am
aximili: Rachel Maddow being her quirky self. (Political: Rachel Maddow Funny)
[personal profile] aximili
They accidentally called in two people last night, so I went home. It was a good thing, because my chest was feeling tight (I thought that meant a coughing fit was coming, except it never came, it just was tight and difficult to breathe.) The inhaler didn't help much. I was desperate enough almost to try to go to the gym and use the sauna and stream room, but decided against it in case it turned into a breathing emergency, since Dad was home so I had a ride to the ER if it became necessary. If I had been at work last night, it would have sucked. I feel a lot better today, though (when I finally could breathe better and fell asleep, I slept like ten hours.) They put me on the very end of the week next week, too, so I'll have time to get over these last feelings of breathing difficulty, hopefully.

Assuming this illness hasn't triggered adult-onset asthma. Which given last night, I'm slightly suspicious it might have. There's literally no congestion right now; I have no idea why my body's doing this to me. I feel a lot better than last night though. I still feel like I need to cough, but my chest doesn't feel tight.

It's also going to suck having missed so many unplanned empty work weeks because obviously I need money and planned to be back by this long, but... Even though work can tick me off because I work harder than most others*, it would bother me to do shitty work. Like. Even if I think my wage should be higher given my normal consistency. Which I don't even blame my supervisors for, because I know they're supervisors being supervised by higher supervisors. Which is part of why I would hate going into a shift knowing I was going to do shitty work. Though I do maintain that if I'm there next year I'm going to demand a higher raise because I am one of their hardest workers, I am typically one of their best night staff, and even with the mess that was last week I'm normally one of their top call-in people. I should definitely have basically full marks on all their raise material.

And right now my work can be mostly normal... Or I may turn into a tight-chested wheezing mess. Last night was the latter, but I really think this thing's on its last legs.

*It's not like I don't sympathize with them, too. Like, I get mad because it sucks for me, but I understand they're also victims caught in a corporate-capitalistic society that doesn't recognize their worth which is a lot of why work morale and work ethic get degraded in the first place. After all, if they had full-time work at $15/hour, they probably would work a fuck-ton harder.

Saturday night Linkspam

Jul. 26th, 2014 10:04 pm
cofax7: SG-1 going through the gate (SG-1 - Beginnings)
[personal profile] cofax7
So I watched Galaxy Quest tonight (see below), and then, for nostalgia's sake, I watched some Stargate SG-1. And you know what?

I still love Jack O'Neill best.


I get all my best links off MeFi now, because Feedly doesn't work at the office (damn it!). Which I assume everyone reads MeFi, so why bother posting links? Anyway.

A couple of links regarding what necklaces go with what necklines: here, and here.

This might be too sad to read: a book about animal mental illness.

Yikes: the lobotomization of Congress. Fun fact: while annual federal spending on intelligence has roughly doubled since 1997, staff levels on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have actually declined.

How much sleep do you need?

OK, I seriously have to make these cayenne & cherry brownies. NOM. Here's another variation, but 3 cups of sugar seems excessive for a single batch of brownies.

Oh, fantastic: I found a recipe for a Carter Beats the Devil, a fantastic cocktail I've only had once.

Galaxy Quest is 15 years old and someone at MTV did an oral history for it.

The omens are ... not clear.

Jul. 26th, 2014 02:42 pm
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
[personal profile] dira
Because I saw this somewhere, looked it up, and was too entertained by the results not to recycle this meme: Pick up the book nearest to you and turn to page 45. The first sentence expains your love life.

"In the early 19th century an English convict named William Buckley escaped from a penal colony in Australia and for three decades lived happily with the Wathaurung aborigines."

(From Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, which I find fascinating even though I can only read it for about twenty minutes at a time before I get distracted or fall asleep. I'm really curious about what Steve Rogers would make of The Long Peace, and my opinion of Hydra's organizational efficacy is going down with every page I read--I mean, seriously, they've supposedly been agitating for all this time and we never had a World War III?)

A handful of good things!

Jul. 26th, 2014 12:46 pm
umadoshi: (kittens - back view)
[personal profile] umadoshi
--This morning Kas sent me four new pics of Claudia and Jinksy, and they're now up at [ profile] jinksyandthebrain. HAIL THE FLUFF!

--I just emailed a draft of a very short (~2600 words) Newsflesh fic to [personal profile] wildpear, which I guess means I'm sure enough of having it ready in time that I should actually go claim the relevant prompt at at [ profile] smallfandomfest.

--[personal profile] genusshrike's summary of My Love Story!! vol. 1 charms me and I want to keep it forever: "My Love Story!! (not giving up the exclamation marks) is about a real macho boy who wants to fall in love but all his crushes fall for his much prettier best friend ;_; Then he helps a girl at the train station and she tracks him down and woos him with cake! He assumes she's interested in his friend, but she is so sweet, and her cake is so delicious ;_; It's actually very low drama."

--I think I heard about Eliza Rickman from people talking about her being the weather (how the heck do you phrase that? O_o) on Welcome to Night Vale, and I just picked up her album from Bandcamp and backed her Kickstarter for both a second album and a covers album.

more comic con footage

Jul. 26th, 2014 01:14 pm
astridv: by <lj user="inkvoices"/lj> (Default)
[personal profile] astridv
"Look, have I made some questionable choices along the way? Yes, but, I'm also that scared little kid at the well and I don't think we can forget that. You know, that scared little kid who couldn't shoot his dog even when Bill Paxton told him to." -- Brett Dalton

God, these two are ridiculously cute together.

(no subject)

Jul. 26th, 2014 12:01 pm
astridv: (tv time by raebird)
[personal profile] astridv
How bad do I want to watch that SHIELD panel? Very!

(But the Agent Carter panel is already up on YT.)

(no subject)

Jul. 26th, 2014 10:14 am
astridv: (Skye2 by thedothatgirl)
[personal profile] astridv
Well, now that Chloe Bennet and Brett Dalton are on the record saying the exact thing we've been arguing on tumblr all along, I wonder if they'll get called nazi apologists [aaaand, it's already happened, that was quick] and shitty persons for their troubles as well. I hope not, but it won't surprise me. Someone already called the writers shitty people so.

anti-Ward people, if there are any left: stay outta here.

in today's television

Jul. 25th, 2014 07:45 pm
bessemerprocess: Elder duckie Ursala Vernon (acid-ink) (Default)
[personal profile] bessemerprocess
-Electricity play in Halt and Catch Fire was unexpected, but surprisingly not uninteresting.

-Major Crimes was more interesting than I thought it would be. Rusty and Sharon FTW.

-Miss Fishers' Murder Mysteries, A++. Come back lady doctor.

-Dominion's mission statement seems to be "how can we make grim dark darker also bow down before the bad American accents?"

Coming Back From the Dead

Jul. 25th, 2014 11:04 am
aximili: Rachel Maddow dressed in vote buttons. (Political: Rachel Maddow Vote)
[personal profile] aximili
I'm starting to recover. Work's been trying to call me in all week - I turned them down each time so far since I haven't been able to stay awake a solid eight hours. If they call today, I might go, but I'm sort of hoping they won't put me in the position since it's been a huge chore to be awake more than three hours at a time. Yesterday I was awake for a longer block of time than any other point in the week - because I needed to write the essay.

Which, I need to edit my essay and do the Works-Cited page (and send it in), but I have it pretty much slain at this point. Nine-to-ten pages... So it's really just editing now.

I've started applying to jobs and internships again, with a focus on internships to build work experience. I'm really hoping the local museum will take me on. It's not actually my favorite museum, but it's my second-favorite museum and it's local.

Ameson Year in China called me trying to get me to join the 2014 year after all. But because of the hospitalization in Mexico and waiting for a specialist appointment, I emailed them back and told them I really need to get checked out and make sure it's not serious before I leave, hence insisting to stay on the 2015 list. I also made an appointment with Kaiser to see about how their weight loss program works, not that it'll matter much if I end up moving to China, except that it might give me a few months' head-start in trying to lose weight. I have a feeling if I move to China I'll end up losing a lot of weight regardless, since my appetite tends to go down when moving abroad.

I'm planning on re-taking a few courses (and taking some courses on creative writing) and applying for grad-school while in AYC. My thought is I can do AYC 1-2 years, and in that time I can probably get a graduate degree. If I want to do anthropology and/or museum studies, I can do another program when I get back. (Or, incidentally, I can also do PeaceCorps.) At least if I do a program while in AYC I'll have more to show for my time than simply TEFL and a year abroad. I could have more graduate credit, maybe even an online grad program to raise my GPA, which would make me look good to programs when I get back. (That and not simply doing TEFL and teaching while in China. If I can say I completed a grad program while abroad? That'll sound better.)

For now though, I'd settle for having an interview for an internship.

Rec of the day

Jul. 25th, 2014 12:14 pm
astridv: (clint/natasha 2)
[personal profile] astridv
Three Times The Team Nearly Blew Their Cover (And One Time They Did That Themselves) by [ profile] andacus
Nat/Clint and Tony, Thor, Hulk; romance/humor/undercover as a couple; teen; 3456 words
Summary: Three (of the many, many) times The Avengers didn't think before acting and caused Clint and Natasha more trouble than they needed. And one time they almost blew their own cover (wink wink, nudge nudge).

We have always been here

Jul. 25th, 2014 09:01 pm
rydra_wong: Lee Miller photo showing two women wearing metal fire masks in England during WWII. (Default)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
Disabled people: not a modern invention. Not always put out on a hillside.

PLOS ONE: Earliest Cranio-Encephalic Trauma from the Levantine Middle Palaeolithic: 3D Reappraisal of the Qafzeh 11 Skull, Consequences of Pediatric Brain Damage on Individual Life Condition and Social Care

Licescience: 100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered

So: around 100,000 years ago, a child survived a head injury which would have caused moderate or severe traumatic brain injury. This was "most probably followed by significant neurological and psychological disorders, including troubles in social communication". But they lived a significant number of years after the injury, and were buried in a way that suggest unusual, deliberate ceremony.

(Which could, of course, mean "these deer antlers ward off the evil from this unholy changeling child we finally executed." Many stories are possible.)

Hello, Qafzeh 11. Hello across the millennia.

(Also, hello little Sima de los Huesos Cranium 14, 500,000 years ago, who was not even a modern human but a Middle Pleistocene hominin, possibly a proto-Neanderthal. Hello.)

flexing the writing muscles....

Jul. 24th, 2014 04:44 pm
bessemerprocess: Elder duckie Ursala Vernon (acid-ink) (Default)
[personal profile] bessemerprocess
1) Give me a pairing/threesome/friendship/character.
2) Give me an AU setting.
3) I will write you a three-sentence fic.

(Still open for prompts, writing them in dissertation breaks today.)

dear writer

Jul. 24th, 2014 02:05 pm
bessemerprocess: Elder duckie Ursala Vernon (acid-ink) (Default)
[personal profile] bessemerprocess
Dear Troublefest Writer,

The Letter )



disobey_gravity: (Default)
Disobey Gravity

July 2014

  12 3 45
678910 1112
1314 151617 1819
2021222324 2526

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags