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- Doing [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo: a grumpy gatepost guardian lion.

Lion, a grumpy gatepost guardian

- Watching, film, Begin Again: I wish I’d loved this film, because it was trying hard not to conform to rom-com-isms, but it didn’t seem to be able to find engaging alternatives to replace the rejected tropes. The teenypop music, which made me die a little inside every time it tootled into earshot, and Let’s Do The Show Right Here plot also seemed aimed at a younger audience than would be implied by the 15 certificate (presumably for the drugs - mostly alcohol and cigars - and occasional swearing?). Not worth 1 hr 24mins of my life, not even if Keira Knightley had been onscreen the whole time.

- Watching, film, Boyhood: y’all know I generally love Richard Linklater’s films, but this is perfect. And despite the title, it gives significant screen time to the extended family of the "boy", including one of very few filmic representations of domestic abuse that have ever made me react with "YES, THAT’S HOW IT IS (in all its messy and unresolved long-term impact)" rather than "well, I’m glad they’re trying to show domestic violence in a drama". I’m sorry this was given a 15 certificate (presumably for the drug use and sexual references) because it’s one of the best "coming of age" stories I’ve ever seen. The audience I watched with were still enthralled at the end of the 2hr 44mins and most of them sat and listened to the title music at the end instead of the usual rush for the door. RECOMMENDED, obv. P.S. The dating advice Mason gives Mason Jr to *listen to any particular girl, especially when she talks about her interests* is gold dust.

Lazy Day

Aug. 29th, 2014 08:09 pm
settiai: (Jurassic OT3 -- iconzicons)
[personal profile] settiai
The president of the company that I work for announced on Wednesday that we would be closed today (four day weekend, ftw!), so I've had a lazy Friday for once. I spent the morning catching up on Dreamwidth, LiveJournal, Neopets, and Tumblr, and I've spent the afternoon marathoning the three Jurassic Park movies (and have now started Independence Day, because why not?) and putting in work for Part-Time Job (which I do at home from my computer).

And then I have tomorrow off! And Sunday! And Monday!

... would it make me a horrible person if I spend the entire four-day Labor Day weekend hiding in my apartment and don't go outside once?

I could play Mass Effect! I could write fanfiction! I could vid! I could marathon the Lord of the Rings trilogy! (Extended edition, of course.)
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Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Character/Pairing: Regina/Robin
Song: Laura Palmer (acoustic) by Bastille
Summary: So I have a lot of feelings related to these two. Robin makes Regina happy and that makes me happy so I am definitely rooting for them. I did the vid mostly from Regina's POV because it fit and because I love her. And I left out the unfortunate bit of the season 3 finale so you can just enjoy the Outlaw Queen without having your own heart ripped out :)
Spoilers: Spoilers through 3x22
Warnings: IDK...if you watch the show, you can watch the vid :)
Disclaimer: The only thing that belongs to me is the editing.

Click for YT embed )

Nobody Steps On A Church In My Town

Aug. 29th, 2014 02:02 pm
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I returned from the 11:30 AM* showing of Ghostbusters a little while ago. Did anyone else on my friends list go to the airing of Ghostbusters--and if so, did you notice that a couple scenes toward the start, which felt ever so slightly extended? For instance, there seemed a few more lines sprinkled in there when Peter's talking to the blonde girl after that psychic experiment.

Highlights from my showing? There weren't too many speak of. I was the only person there at all, in the room Ghostbusters was shown in.

The air was terrible, sort of a mix of stuffy, and severely humid. But it still felt as though the air conditioning was running, just not right. It was like someone had opened the exit door and left it open for a few days, in that one particular theater room and the air coniditoning was just moving it around. It was starting to get oppressive--then, someone popped their head in the door, glanced around, shot a text message to someone, to presumably confirm there was one solitary soul in attendance, and left--and then the air conditioning worked harder for five minutes, it started to get better...before going dead.

So around when Mr. Stay Puft was stomping on a church in Peter's town, before the heat actually got any worse, I went on my way. We've been getting a heat index of around 107 for over a week, and I'd rather not sit in a theater and overheat.

Aside from those issues, the showing looked very crisp and clear. I finally spotted Ron Jeremy's cameo. However, for the first time I noticed a character on a stretcher outside Dana's building, as the Ghostbusters pull up. From a distance, it appeared as though it could have been the elderly woman that spotted the Terror Dog chasing Louis, who ran back inside. I could be wrong.

*The movie started 27 minutes later than expected, due to all the trailers.

For Sale: Blu Ray Player

Aug. 29th, 2014 10:12 am
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[personal profile] settiai
Is anyone interested in a blu ray player? My parents recently updated theirs and, as always, I got first dibs on their old one. Which, being better than mine, I gladly accepted.

It's a Philips BDP3406/F7 that's about two years old. It works fine, and I haven't had any issues with it playing DVDs or blu rays. It doesn't have wireless; to hook it up to the internet it does need an ethernet cable. It definitely connects to Netflix; theoretically it also works with Vudu, but I've never personally used that feature.

I'm asking $30, plus shipping (which I'm assuming will probably be ~$10), if anyone's interested. I thought that I'd offer it here before I threw it on craigslist, just in case anyone needed one.


And it's gone!
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femslashex


Link: [community profile] femslashex

Description: An annual femslash exchange in the spirit of [community profile] femslash12. Details are available here. UPDATE: Nominations are complete (see our tag set here), and sign-ups are currently in progress!

Dates:
11 – 21 August: Nominations
24 August – 3 September: Sign-Ups
6 September: Assignments Out
8 October: No-Penalty Default Date
18 October: Fic / Art Due
24 October: Reveals
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[personal profile] spiralsheep
- Writing: my spellchecker rejected "discursions"! My vocabulary > my spelling checker's vocabulary. P.S. "claggy" is a great word (may you never need to use it).

- Doing [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo: stegosaurus wall.

Stegosaurus wall

Stegosaurus wall, in colour

- So, what are you doing, thinking, wondering about, reading, watching, making, or writing, that you don't usually post about?

I wrote fic (that no one will read)

Aug. 28th, 2014 10:23 pm
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In another chapter of I write a fic in a fandom of one*, I wrote a Wizards vs Aliens fic: The First Night Again, set after The Last Day (last story of series 1) and will not make any sense without having seen series 1. This comes after having re-watched both series recently when I was tired and children's TV was just the thing. I want to nominate it for Yuletide, but I did that last year and no one else requested or offered it, so it would be a bit of a waste.

*OK, so there are about 10 fics for this on ff.net and a couple on AO3, but they're all either Tom/Lexi or Benny slash. None of them have Michael as the main character, and yet he's the most interesting character in it.

In other fic-related news, I reckon [info]dw_remix has enough interested people to run another round this year. I just need to stop playing Doctor Who Legacy on my iPod long enough to sort out the FAQ and timings.

Mirrored from my blog.

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[personal profile] umadoshi
Much as I love cuddling with cats, I don't think I mind too much that Claudia's not a lapcat. She's very affectionate, but she's just not a snuggler, and that's fine. She does love being petted, but rarely for long.

But then there's Jinksy!bear. Jinksy can be so cuddly, on occasion, and when he does decide to snuggle, he's really good at it. And he wants to be petted very frequently! He loves being petted when he's curled up somewhere, and he strolls into my office several times most days and flops on the floor ("turns off his bones", as [twitter.com profile] seananmcguire says about her Thomas), and oh, he wants to be petted then--! He even usually puts himself in reach! ^_-

He does sometimes jump up on my lap at those times, or stay for a bit if I scoop him up and plop him down on me, but he doesn't stay for long. And so it makes me sad--if he would just stay put, he would get SO MUCH MORE petting, because I could do it without leaning way over and having all the blood rush to my head (and I could at least keep reading stuff online, even if he wouldn't let me get away with actually working or writing). But no. And so we both lose. Poor kitty, so specific about what he wants. :/

Lost Girl Squee

Aug. 28th, 2014 09:31 am
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[personal profile] havocthecat
You know, one of the things I love most about this series is that the whole "they're family" thing has developed organically, over time, and expanded naturally from one character to another to another, as opposed to being a statement from early in the first season of a show that doesn't have several years' worth of emotional backstory behind it. They really are an inextricably entwined group of unlikely allies turned friends turned family, and none of them were at the start of the series.

(I still love Kenzi the best, though. Because Kenzi. But Tamsin is a pretty close second.)

The women are all still very different, and all amazing. Also, I'm still amazed that there's more than one f/f relationship that has been on this series.

(Obviously there are critiques. But I'm squee-posting right now.)

fic: "Disney Days" (bandom)

Aug. 28th, 2014 10:12 am
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[personal profile] inlovewithnight
Kristin/Mikey, their trips to Disneyland as ageplay.

Disney Days

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