Happy Birthday!

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:12 pm
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Happy Birthday!!!!! to [livejournal.com profile] londonronnie ! I'm still not used to the DW way, I don't think, so not sure if this will post as intended - lets see :-)

Wishing you all the very best for your birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I hope the day and everything and everyone in it behaves as they jolly well should *g* (and brings you presents and cake)

Drive-by Vividcon Message

Jul. 24th, 2017 10:56 am
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I am not going to Vividcon this year--but I have a reservation in the group block for Thursday through Saturday (Sunday departure). It's a room with a king bed.

If anyone can make use of it I'm happy to transfer it to you. My only concern is that my credit card not get charged. Feel free to signal boost. If I don't get a nibble by Friday, then I will just cancel the reservation.

DM me if you can make use of it.

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Because heaven knows my writing has been crap recently. But I've been reading some fun soul mark/soul name AUs in Blakes 7 and Pride and Prejudice fandoms, and I got to thinking how I could do that in TS. I don't know that I want to write a full length story about it, but a few snippety vignettes or missing scenes might be... interesting? Yes. Probably subversion but not absolutely, because I do have ~feelings about destiny in TS fic - but it doesn't get much more Destiny with a Capital D than the soul mate trope, now does it?

Fun and Games

Jul. 20th, 2017 12:21 am
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In the past week:

  • I have started getting hot flashes (and I know my friend have told me they suck, but, man, they really suck; like they're-messing-up-my-sleep-big-time suck)

  • Had my far-too-old laptop finally die on me, taking two hours at an Apple genius bar and half a day of wiping and reinstalling and restoring to get it working again (I've now ordered the new machine I meant to get six months ago, lest it die on me again)

    I've got my fingers crossed the universe doesn't have any other little surprises stored up for me.
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    I am so depressed it won't be picked up.

    At first I wasn't that into it; I liked some of the performances and the lush design, but the story wasn't doing much for me. But now it's really hit its stride!

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    Only watch this movie if you're committed to sobbing uncontrollably through the final half hour.

    Seriously, it's dated, but even 80 years later it packs a wallop. I can't think of any movie that's affected me this deeply where no one dies, is injured, or even placed in any kind of physical jeopardy.

    Has anyone written anything comparing Imitation of Life (1934), Stella Dallas (1937), and Mildred Pierce (1945)? It's like the same story told three different ways, with slightly different shading. (Edit: It turns out there totally is analysis, not necessarily of these 3 films in particular, but the genre has a name: maternal melodrama!)

    Also, I'm reminded - in the 1930s and 1940s, movies were about women. When did we lose that?
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    There was just a fire alarm at my building. It lasted fifteen minutes. About half of that I spent cornering Joey, locking him in the carrier, and hauling his butt downstairs. Now, he is offended by the entire affair and shunning me.

    I can't decide whether to go to Vividcon or not. Since next year is the last, I feel like whatever fandom flame I'd hoped to nurture— Hmm. Okay, I realize this may seem weird, but I feel almost like Vividcon is now best left to the community that "built that city." I have to decide soon—I haven't bought a ticket yet.

    I had my Year One Transplant Anniversary Bone Marrow Biopsy today. Ouch.

    P.S. Call your senators about healthcare.
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    I just rewatched Batman Returns. Still in awe of Michelle Pfeiffer's performance. Honestly one of the greatest in superhero movies and for my money, in movies generally.

    Here, have a Catwoman vid by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny:


    Hey, is there any good post-Batman Returns fixit fic?

    Wintry winter

    Jul. 12th, 2017 06:10 pm
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    By dint of feeding the woodburner full bore for the last twelve hours, we have convinced the temperature at the top end of the house to rise to 16c/60F. Given that it's currently 4C/39F outside I guess it could be worse.

    Bro-in-the-South sent me a nice pic on his cellphone of the white stuff on his street this morning.

    News pics of the cold

    Tonight is a good night for a roast meal - lamb, roasted spuds, assorted green veges, mint sauce. Also, I am sending son out for the firewood because what else are strong young men for? Or even weedy young men?