16 February 2019 @ 09:22 pm

This week's challenge is:

Slip Of The Tongue

Reminder of Rules

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Have fun!

Current Location: My Desk
Current Mood: tired
I got up to make a cup of tea and OH snapped a phone pic of Bunnypenny guarding the laptop in my absence.

bunnypenny laptop

17 February 2019 @ 02:32 am
Current Mood: calm
16 February 2019 @ 02:56 pm
I stand in the deserted aisle of the Walgreens, staring blankly at the shelves before me )

Thank you for reading! This was written for Week 16 of the [community profile] therealljidol. If you would like to read the other entries, you can find them here!
Title: Study Notes
Fandom: One Day at a Time (2017)
Rating: G
Length: 825 words
Content notes: set a couple of years before the start of the series.
Author notes: Americans, your school system confuses me... I think Elena and Alex are in middle school during the series? (Not that it actually matters to this fic). Also for the "comfort" square of my bingo card, and the "home" square of [community profile] 100fandoms .
Summary: “WHO MOVED MY NOTES?!” Elena’s shriek can be clearly heard through the door, and Penelope sighs as she hurries to let herself in. So much for peace!

Read more... )
I'd hoped to have this posted earlier in the week, but technology and my job conspired against me. So I'm very glad of the amnesty period, which let me finish and share this take on the Problem of Susan.

A Corned Beef Tin's Got Corned Beef In (1589 words) by El Staplador
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Characters: Susan Pevensie, Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: The Problem of Susan, Fix-It, Afterlife, Public Transportation

The Member of Parliament for East Sussex Coast And Downs dropped dead in the middle of a meeting of the Committee for Safety In Public Transport.

After a little while, she saw the funny side.

I loved this book! So much! It has been a while since I read the last book and I needed a bit of time to be reminded what was going on. spoilers )

I’m not going to wait as long to read the next book because I want to know What Happens Next! I’m giving this book five hearts.


(This book counts towards the ‘Fantasy/Sci Fi/Paranormal’ square on my 2019 LJ Book Bingo card.)
16 February 2019 @ 08:15 pm
N00b: so does Zhu Yilong make a habit of clutching cushions in interviews? I'm sure I've seen two separate instances now.

Translation: the Lord of Dixing (地星) is actually the Lord of Dijun (地君). What is that thing, what does it mean? From Japanese I only know it as another form of address, so 地君大人 would be like 'earth lord lord'. There's also that Dijun (地君) register. Is the difference important, or do I just go with Dixing for all of that?

@foxglove I tried to do an 'ask' on tumblr the other week but I'm bad with tumblr and you probably never got it. (And now I can't remeber what I wanted to know but it'll come back to me!) I think I'll stick with DW for my stupid translation questions.
16 February 2019 @ 12:00 pm


Rules - have fun and be nice!

We're starting at 3pm PST/6pm EST but if you want to jump in earlier, be my guest!

We'll pick the first movie around 3:30 PST and go from there!

Also, this post is public, so share it with your friends! Typical activities include movie watching, random chatter, fic prompting, vid sharing, attempts at nail polish, twenty questions, etc but join in whichever ones you like. It's a free for all, like any sleepover! It's also open to everyone, no matter how you self-identify.
I’ve got new shows starting up in the next few months (Shadowhunters returns at the end of February; 9-1-1 returns and Knightfall premieres in March; The 100 returns and The Red Line premieres at the end of April; and iZombie returns at the beginning of May), so it’s a good thing that some of my current shows are nearing their end: the Manifest finale is next week; A Million Little Things and The Gifted have two eps left after this week; New Amsterdam has three eps left; and The Passage and This Is Us have five eps remaining.

TV Talk:

A Million Little Things: Good ep! spoilers )

Blindspot: Good ep! spoilers )

The Gifted: What just happened . . . ? spoilers )

Single Parents: This ep was pretty good. spoilers )

SWAT: Pretty good ep. spoilers )

Will & Grace: This was an okay ep. spoilers )

TV News:

Agents of SHIELD: Premiering in May now?!! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Now Targeting a Springtime Premiere (tvline.com)
16 February 2019 @ 11:33 am
Book: To comprehend the events that had brought Anderson and international attention to Osgoode Hall that cool December morning, we must understand slavery in America.
Book: *spends the seven paragraphs immediately following sketching out the origins and conditions of slavery in America.*

(Okay, the prose is not the best, but one idea follows another. GENIUS! Give the man a GG!)

The previous book, The Great Cowboy Strike, was a 240-page tribute to a need for stronger editorial control in small publishing houses. Non-fiction is not in fact written via a process of vomiting facts onto a page and then not organising your ideas or providing any kind of narrative at all.
16 February 2019 @ 02:19 pm
This seems like a time machine, honestly. I think we can all agree that the PokeGo hordes aren't as numerous or frequent as they were in 2016.

Pokemon Go Creator Agrees to Tighter Leash on Virtual Creatures to End Class Action
Theme Prompt: #007- Travel Plans
Title: Snag in the Plan
Fandom: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Rating/Warnings: PG-13
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 713
Summary: They were supposed to be on the road by now, but after a little post-gig loosening up, things veered wildly off track. Luckily, when you're friends with the world's preeminent everything, these things get ironed out... with a little luck, quick enough to get them all to the next gig on time.

Read more... )

Current Music: Papa Was a Rodeo- The Magnetic Fields
16 February 2019 @ 05:13 pm
 I've just nominated all of Moxiang Tongxiu's novels for the hurt/comfort exchange, and it made me have a small revelation because, as part of the nominations, you have to state which character you want to be hurt, and which to be doing the comforting.

I always thought I was an equal opportunity h/c-er, but I've now realised that, when it comes to what I think I could write, I have pretty specific thoughts about who should be the target of the whump.

I think it's often to do with which characters have a lot of bad stuff happen to them in canon, and therefore my id wants them to suffer a bit more, then have a lot of care taken of them? So, in MDZS, Wei Wuxian survives a war, loses his adopted family, is hated by pretty much everyone, gets stabbed a couple of times, dies a horrible death and is resurrected... so I just sometimes want Lan Wangji being really gentle with him and doing a lot of care taking. Same with Xie Lian in TGCF: he's gone through basically 800 years of hell and just needs a lot of cuddling and being indulged by Hua Cheng.

In Guardian I'd be happy with either way around, but because we get quite a bit of Shen Wei taking care of Zhao Yunlan in the show, I'd be really happy to read fic where Shen Wei is hurt and Yunlan has to look after him a lot and worry about him, and tell him he's not allowed to put himself in danger...

Friends who also like h/c, do you have specific ideas about which character should be the one getting hurt, or do you like to switch? :D

And what are your favourite flavours of h/c? You can probably tell from the above that I like mine to be pretty light on the H and heavy on the C: no terminal illness or real, lasting emotional distress: more like Character A gets a bit injured and Character B has to give them first aid in a way that involves putting their hands all over them, and feelings are going to happen.

Or, Character A gets really wet and cold and miserable out in some kind of wilderness and then they reach shelter and Character B looks after them and there's snuggling for warmth and maybe even bathing together... this is a trope I like so much I have to be really strict with myself not to write it into all of my fics!
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16 February 2019 @ 04:56 pm
[community profile] questionoftheday asks: Would you eat food past its expiration date if it looked and smelled fine?

My answer: Depends what you mean by expiration date! I'll happily eat stuff that's past the Best Before date, assuming it looks and smells OK (and isn't, like, YEARS past). But I'm pretty rigid about not eating anything that's past the Use By date. Even if it looks and smells fine, it makes me deeply uncomfortable to even think about eating it. I plan my meals around the Use By dates on the food in my fridge, and I'll freeze stuff if it's not going to be eaten in time rather than risk it.
16 February 2019 @ 09:00 am
Haven't done one of these in a couple months. Don't seem to be watching a lot of tv/movies that's not retreads for fic, or comfort rewatching.

She-Ra: The Princesses of Power Season One
Really enjoyed it, but have zero fannish feels. I am looking forward to seeing where the story goes over the next four seasons.

Doctor Who: "Resolution"
This was an episode that existed. Felt like 30-minutes of plot stretched into an hour of episode. Liked Ryan's dad. Did not like the oddly sexual tentacle monster. The Doctor grandstanding was good. Want to own the scarf. (Does the bbc shop sell them? ETA: No.) Hope next series has more guest writers.

The Innocents: 1x01 "The Start of Us"
Nenya and I were calling this "The Hot Ux Show" because one of the leads was in Doctor Who. The title of the show is actually The Innøcents, which I believe is meant to make me think of Nordic thrillers, and mostly makes me laugh. This is a Netflix thing about a couple of teenagers, one of whom probably has super powers, on the run from creepy parents, creepy secret organisations, and creepiness generally. Abandoned due to too much threatening looming and bad lighting, and not caring about teenagers as a rule.

(I'm realising that if the main characters of a show are under 20, my chances of giving a shit about them is much lower.)

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
*sighs* So I was stuck on shithole island with nothing else to do but watch this movie, and I still ended up skimming through scenes towards the end. I don't know how different this is from the book, and I usually like le Carré, but this wasn't doing it for me. I was watching for Damian Lewis (I was promised he doesn't play a rapist in this one, and instead he played a Sad Father out for Revenge), and he was enjoyable in a quietly competent with an RP accent kind of way. Though even Lewis got stuck with one of those macho threaten the badguy by telling him your actual plan scenes. Stellan Skarsgård was clearly having a lot of fun as an utterly over the top and terrified mobster, and it was a very pretty movie, but the main plot was so boring, omg!

The central character was Ewan McGregor playing a meek and failed husband to power lawyer Naomie Harris (If you're thinking I'd rather be watching a movie where Naomie Harris's character was the lead, you're guessing correctly). Over the course of the movie, he finds that the core of his character is that Modest Bravery that Is Typical of the British Character. There's a scene where he gets in a physical fight to protect a woman (there actually several of these scenes), and Harris sees him do it, and then after being A Frigid Bitch before (because he was cheating on her!) gently takes his hand. Readers, my eyes rolled so hard that they fell out of my head and bounced off the table onto the floor. I'm willing to take that kind of character if he's played by Ralph Fiennes, but McGregor doesn't have the chops for it.

Ocean's Eight (2018)
As with previous Oceans movies, this one coasted entirely on rule of cool and the charm of an incredibly charming cast. I enjoyed it immensely, laughed a lot, and have several ships. I hope they make more with this cast.
16 February 2019 @ 11:35 am
Hi, I'm Bob. I'm a tlepath. It's like a telepath, except I can only communicate mind-to-mind in Nahuatl.
Current Music: The joke might land better if it was Beto, not Bob
Current Mood: oy
Title: Notes from a Quick-Quotes Quill
Fandom: Harry Potter
Reccer’s notes: recs ft. Rita Skeeter (1 fic, 1 podfic, 1 art)

three things )
Would you eat food past its expiration date if it looked and smelled fine?

Feel free to answer in the comments or paste the code below into your own journal to answer the question.

But here's my list (from here: http://ellimists.tumblr.com/)

  1. Enemies to Friends to Lovers

  2. (tied) Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings

  3. (tied)Soulmate Identifying Marks (Tattoo, Red Thread of Fate, etc)

  4. Friends to Lovers

  5. Fairy Tale/Mythology AU

  6. Supernatural Creature/Human Romance

  7. Amnesia Fic

  8. Snowed-In Cabin/Isolated Together For Extended Period of Time

  9. Pride and Prejudice AU

  10. Coffee House AU/Food Service AU

My very least favorite trope was Kid!fic. Heh. Wonder why that is? <-- sarcasm
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Mazzy Star - Into Dust
16 February 2019 @ 03:09 pm
Made at the behest of [personal profile] asya_ana because we both can't deal with this level of hotness.

Zhu Yilong with a lollipop, taking off his jacket

Source: Youtube - if anyone knows where to find this without the marks, I'd love them forever... ;)
Current Mood: cheerful
16 February 2019 @ 01:43 pm