+++ This awesome vid by (of course) lim: Marvel|MCU. ( Embedded for those who wish, but please, please comment at the youtube link if you're feeling commenty. )
+++ Odd One Out, Leverage OT3 by thingswithwings (or, thingswithwings, actually). Yes, I am reccing this based on the summary. It's Leverage OT3 and it's T'wings and I have no doubt it is amazing and will usher me into sweet, sweet dreams as I read it in bed.
Summary: "We should talk about Eliot," Alec says, at the same time Parker says, "We should have sex in a hammock."
+++ Perfectly appropriate icon courtesy of clavally. It makes me grin like this: :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
+++ And finally, probably of interest to me and exactly two people on my flist (maybe only one): The top 10 hottest gifs of Jared Padalecki, which is just staying open in a tab for a little while so I can stare at it.
Just finished: The Left Hand of Darkness, for book club. It had been a while since I'd read it, so it was a nice refresher. Still an excellent read, especially the epic trek across the ice. I now need to go find that great Yuletide story about the next planet Genly Ai goes to...
I also just finished Lia Silver's Prisoner, which I enjoyed more than Laura's Wolf. I like a slow build better than instant attraction, and I am intrigued by the overarching plot of how they're going to take down the institute.
Up next: Not sure, but soon I'll have to read Atonement by Ian MacEwen, for next month's book club. And I need to go back and finish The Long Ships, which I left hanging about 3/4 of the way through.
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Sunday 7/27 2-6 PM Come/go whenever!
Gifts ok but not, NOT, req'd
Just in case you didn't see it in any of the other places I posted it. :)
And just to let you know that I'm not any less myself at 39...last night I stubbed the crap out of one foot and today one toe is super gross bruised. So if anyone needs me I'll be over here icing my toe. Of course.
From the cover of Wimmen's Comix #4 (1974; art by Shelby Sampson)
By 1970, the underground comix field had come into its own as a creators' alternative to Comics Code restrictions on language, art and subject matter. This freer, "anything goes" environment was a positive development for comic books overall (otherwise I wouldn't be making all these posts about it). But it also had a darker side: an increased emphasis on content that was brutally degrading to women, and the exclusion of women creators from the most popular comix titles.
( Feminist cartoonists to the rescue! (Trigger warning for sexism/misogyny) )
Walking around SDCC this year, fans will get a first look at the highly anticipated new film from District 9 famed director Neill Blomkamp. Neill’s new film, Chappie, stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley. Blomkamp’s new sci-fi tale follows the story of a young boy who is kidnapped by two criminals. The two criminals discover that Chappie is gifted and a one of a kind prodigy. He’s also a robot.
Seems pretty interesting, huh? If you happen to be over at the Hard Rock Hotel, you will get a first look at Chappie himself in the elevators. You can see from the images Chappie’s interpretations of events that will transpire in the film. While the film does not have a panel planned for the convention, I wouldn’t put it passed them to at least have some sort of surprise there. If you remember back in 2009, a secret screening was held for District 9 at Comic-Con.
Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie will hit theaters March 6, 2015.
For those of us who have lost love ones, we find comfort in keeping their prized possessions and belongings. These objects may bring back fond memories you shared with the deceased person. For one YouTuber, this came in the form of an Xbox rally game which belonged to deceased dad.
In a YouTube video which delves the idea of spiritual experiences in video games,...
Son discovers deceased father's ghost car on 2002 Xbox game
Overwhelming majority of UK broadband users opting out of porn filters
It seems like a simple relationship style that would work for me.
There is a lot of upheaval going on in the world and in my community right now. Things are rapidly coming into hard focus. Sustained anger seems to be really working for me right now actually. *Imagines Eliot growling*
rua. There was an article on the Scientific American site recently about how walking through doorways resets your brain (at least somewhat), and it occurs to me that this is extremely useful when dealing with brain weasels. Like, lying in bed being assailed by pointless doubts and misgivings is Just No Fun, and you can't fight them off because they're weasels, but if you get up and go into a different room, nine times out of ten the weasels get bored and go off in search of other prey. Or, well, it works for me (often facilitated by crosswording). Anyone else?
toru. Cool thing I learned yesterday: type the following into MS Word:
Where x is the number of paragraphs, and y is the number of sentences per paragraph.
wha. In case anyone missed it yesterday, mergatrude and I made a new comm for Sam/Steve fanworks: mcu_onyourleft. Despite the name, it's for all Sam/Steve-centric works -- comics and MCU. Feel free to link to old fanworks as well as new ones.
A new amendment put forward by Russia's Duma and signed into law by Russian president Vladimir Putin may see tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter face a ban from the country unless they comply with new potentially privacy-invading regulations.
The "Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information" amendment, which modify's Russia's existing anti-terrorism laws, would...
Russian parliament approves law requiring all internet companies to store data within the country
Few misfits have started taking advantage of the recent Malaysian airlines plane crash online by posing as victims on Facebook, which has led the social networking service to issue a warning to users regarding the matter.
The Malaysian Airlines flight number MH17, traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over Eastern Ukraine -- which has led to some scammers exploiting the situation for...
Facebook asks users to beware of fake MH17 plane crash victims
FINALLY, some choreography that doesn't suck!
Emilio, jesus, where the hell did that come from? Tanisha, holy crap, so hot! Serge! Carly! Carly seriously is one of my faves, now. Zack, you're a tapper? WHAT?
Travis Wall, I freaking love you, dude. Your contemporary routine was astounding, and then you do that group routine, OMG. LOVE. Sonya's group routine, also amazing!
This post thanks to the fact that I got all my "extracurricular" work projects done so now I can just concentrate on the "normal" work. WHEW.