Agents of SHIELD - Objectivity

Apr. 16th, 2014 09:11 pm
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Title: Objectivity
Genre: Gen, character study of a sort
Rating: PG
Length: ~1,500 words
Spoilers: Agents of SHIELD through 1x18 (Providence), very slight for Captain America: Winter Soldier.
Synopsis: People lie. Science tells the truth.
Author's Notes: A hopefully AU tidbit about someone with more power and influence than people may first suspect.
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters and am making no profit from this.

Also available on AO3.

Objectivity )

Feedback is always welcomed.

what's up internet

Apr. 16th, 2014 08:45 pm
inlovewithnight: (heaven help us)
[personal profile] inlovewithnight
1. I have rewatched all of Arrested Development in the last week or two while knitting. That really was a good show. Best line of all of it: "Nobody was making fun of Andy Griffith. I cannot emphasize that enough."

2. Mikey has a new girlfriend. Endless entertainment, that boy.

3. Some fans decided to discuss and post explicit Gabe/William fanfic in Gabe's instagram comments, and then were shocked when Gabe commented at them. It's a rough life.

4. Recent books:
The Ghost Bride, Yangsze Choo
Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees, Caroline Moorehead

No notes on these.

5. Oh god, there's more, but I'm so tired. Tomorrow, internet. Tomorrow.

Wait, what happened in Season 2?

Apr. 17th, 2014 09:14 am
frayadjacent: Joan Watson wearing a beanie, holding her hand up -- probably to stop Sherlock from talking! (Elementary: Watson hand up)
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I've been enjoying Elementary, especially the last few episodes, which gave more attention to Joan and a likeable one-off character.  But is anybody else realizing we're damn near the S2 finale and it kind of feels like the season never picked up?  I mean, there have been a lot of fun character interactions this season, a few moments of important growth for Joan and Sherlock, and a few interesting plot threads that have been mostly left to dangle.  But it doesn't feel like a coherent season.  Like, if someone were to ask me what this season was about, I don't know what I'd say.

And it was an easy question to answer for S1.  Character-wise, S1 was about Joan and Sherlock meeting and developing trust and friendship.  It was about Sherlock's recovery and Joan's career change.  It was about both of them connecting with each other and, through their relationship, to other people as well (Marcus, Alfredo, Ms. Hudson, etc).  Plot wise, it was mostly one-offs, but the Moriarty plot was in the background for over half the season, and when you consider how it connects to Sherlock's recovery, it was there all along.

This season, I don't know.  I keep waiting for it to really pick up, and a couple of weeks ago I was a little surprised to realize that we're closing in on the season finale and it hasn't.  Not that I haven't liked watching it, not that Joan and Sherlock don't charm me every episode, but it's starting to wear a bit thin.  I want my slow burn just a little less slow, please.

Maybe this is normal for this kind of show?  I never really watched ER or Law and Order or other shows that seem close in genre to Elementary

Wednesday Reading Meme

Apr. 16th, 2014 12:44 pm
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What I am reading

On the Laps of Gods: The Red Summer of 1919 and the Struggle for Justice That Remade a Nation by Robert Whitaker I just started this so I don't know too much about it yet.

What I have read:

Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering by Meredith Baxter
A great deal of whining from a very privileged woman; however, I suspect she was overly hard on her younger self. As her story unfolds she develops more insight and consquently I gained more interest in her later years.

The Calling (Hazel Micallef Mystery #1) by Inger Ash Wolfe
The Taken (Hazel Micallef Mystery #2) by Inger Ash Wolfe
A Door in the River (Hazel Micallef Mystery #3) by Inger Ash Wolfe

I read these three books in five days, so it's safe to say I enjoyed them. I like the setting, I love the characters. Hazel is a divorced 60 plus year old cop in a fictionalized version of the OPP (called OPS in the books). She is a maverick cop, she doesn't follow rules and regulations when faced with solving a crime. Hazel lives in town so small, when the author describes the downtown street I recognized it as being one of any small town of Ontario facing the changes of malls and urbanization. Hazel is divorced and lives with her 87 year old mother. She has two adult daughters, she doesn't see often, and her friends on the force.

The crimes to be solved are interesting, detailed and horrific. (The author must have discovered the word "horripilation" and been delighted, becuase it turns up serveral times in each book.) The books were all worth reading. I hope the author writes many more.

What I'll read next:

I have a lot of ebooks I've nabbed over the past couple of years. I should give some of them a go. IOW, I don't have a clue, but there will be reading.
aralias: (kirk likes to swing)
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1. strangely addicted to redlettermedia's lesser known (and indeed lesser - i think they'd be ok with that judgement) offering: best of the worst. in this programme the team watch three movies they think are probably bad and that think they probably have a similar premise (i.e. three action movies, or three kids movies) and then comment on what made them bad. or in some cases - good. then they violently destroy the one that was the worst of the worst. which is always funny.

team members all vv likeable, and as i knew from the plinkett reviews - i really like the way they think about movies. admittedly there's some stuff about lighting and directing that i still don't get, but most of their criticisms are about storytelling. and how it works if it's working or doesn't if it isn't - how some things make no sense, and how to put together a decent story etc etc.

the most hilarious one we've watched so far is: the wheel of the worst 1. which was VERY hilarious. do recommend.

2. every so often i forget how much i like star trek - then i watch it again and remember. man, it's good. even when it's pointless, it's good. in more news of 'star trek: the original series' is actually fanfiction before there was much fanfiction, does everyone remember how star trek V begins? it begins like this:

1. kirk goes on holiday with bones and spock. he climbs a mountain - bones freaks out about jim probably falling to his death, meanwhile spock has fucking rocket boots and hangs around questioning jim's decision to climb this rock.
1b. jim falls - and spock catches him. cue - discussion of how much they trust each other.
2. meanwhile sulu and chekhov have also gone on holiday together, but have gotten lost. rather than admit this to uhura, they pretend they are caught in a blizzard and that this is why they cannot return to the ship. but she rumbles them immediately.
3. meanwhile uhura and scotty were going to go on a date, but he's too busy. so they share some sandwiches.
4. back on the holiday planet, kirk, spock and mccoy are sitting around a campfire. spock has researched 'sitting around a campfire' and has brought a single marshmallow to toast. mccoy has brought his old family baked bean recipe. kirk and mccoy try to get spock to sing a campfire song with them, but he does not get it.
5. they fall asleep together.

story by william shatner and friends.


i love it <3

Sabriel, by Garth Nix

Apr. 16th, 2014 08:06 am
havocthecat: a pre-raphaelite is reading (pre-raphaelite reading)
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I'm very much interested in the worldbuilding and am halfway through the book. I just met Touchstone and am developing theories on which particular flavor of royalty he is. Please, do not spoil me!

Possibly I am interested in small fandoming it for this series, on a level which I was fandoming St. Trinian's. Given my propensity to play necromancers in roleplaying games (I'm into the creepy and morbid, so let's just say that I've owned it), I could totally get into this.

Some day, when I'm done writing space vampires/space pirates, I have an idea for urban fantasy involving witches and vampires (and ghosts and revenants), and necromancers may have just entered the mix. Or maybe they could go in the steampunk pirates idea.

Mostly, I'm just enjoying reading for fun, though tonight I do have to get through a chapter in my Criminal Law book and make a post to our forums about it. My teacher was disappointed in my last paper and only gave me a 90 because I didn't follow through on my conclusions. I wrote it a week and a half after I had surgery! In one day! What do you expect from me? (Personally, I think a 90 at that point, when I am clearly not at my physical best and it's dragging on my mental state, is pretty fucking awesome.)

ANYWAY. Reading for fun. Who else (other than [personal profile] boosette, who recced these at me) has read this series? Again, I know they've been out for a while, but please don't spoil them for me!
spiralsheep: Martha laughing (Martha Laughing)
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I’ve been playing with the trains on the Severn Valley Railway again. This is the 4936 Kinlet Hall steaming into Bewdley station.

SVR01, 4936 Kinlet Hall steaming into Bewdley 04-14

13 more small images )

fic: gooseberry

Apr. 16th, 2014 08:18 am
nostalgia: (whouffle - touchytouch)
[personal profile] nostalgia
Huh. This didn't go as hilariously as I thought it would. OH WELL IT CAN BE ANGSTY WHATEVER. Pls to inform me of wrong spellings and etc?

gooseberry: eleven/clara, eleven/river, some point after trenzalore )


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