Sunday 20th August

Aug. 20th, 2017 09:23 pm
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daniel_saunders is watching Revenge of the Cybermen


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Fanfiction
Works in progress
Stepping Sideways: A Long Way from Sherwood by elisi [chapter 6/? | OCs | PG13]

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Aug 20 Naart. Crayon butterflies.

Aug. 20th, 2017 05:26 pm
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I took a photo recently of a pair of courting Gulf Fritillary butterflies. So cute. The guy fly came down and was face to face with girl fly and she apparently told him no, not in the mood and he flew away. :^) So today I used the photo as reference to draw them in crayon.

Aug-20-Crayon-Butterfly-Kiss.jpg

And then, made into a design.
https://www.spoonflower.com/designs/6720524-gulf-fritillary-butterfly-kisses-by-eclectic_house

I am STILL stupid with the sleep schedule and have no brain left over. Oh, I missed the eclipse. Eh, whatever.

Fandom Kitten

Aug. 20th, 2017 02:13 pm
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This morning, Kaylee discovered that Nenya's wastepaper bag is REALLY fun to play in.





Which means my cat is in the trash bin with the rest of us.

40 Years Ago Today

Aug. 20th, 2017 04:56 pm
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The United States of America, then an independent nation, launched Voyager 2

I wonder if any of the people involved realized it would still be going two generations later?

Read more... )

(no subject)

Aug. 20th, 2017 12:48 pm
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Netflix movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them )

I made some white bread that was nearly a meal in itself. It had eggs, butter, milk in it. When I put it in the oven I set the temp for 350F, or thought I did. But the numbers on the knob are almost rubbed off and my eyesight is bad. It was actually at 250F. When I went to check it 15 minutes later, the bread had risen to half its size again and was as pale as Casper. Oh dear, oh dear. I upped the temp and hoped for the best. Actually the bread turned out good, a big, springly loaf but good.

When I was reading about C.S.Lewis lately, his brother, W.H.Lewis, was mentioned as an author of books about 18th century France and that his writing was quite good. So I requested the only one available from the library, The Splendid Century and I'm finding very enjoyable.

I’m glad August is almost over. The sun is now set before 8pm. And although we get our warmest weather traditionally in September, we know the rains will be coming.

September will be busy for me; I have a list:
Pay the rest of the car insurance
Take the car in for yearly check-up
Take cat back to vet for thyroid check
Take other cat in for shots
Get six month blood test
See doctor for six month check-up
Make dentist appt. Go to dentist
Anticipate favorite returning tv shows
Watch the skies for rain

Remix Madness

Aug. 20th, 2017 08:48 pm
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Excuse me being spammy today but [community profile] remixrevival has opened up its Madness round early, and it's even more free-for-all than the original version! Go here to throw your hat into the ring.

You can write remixes for it without signing up and you can sign up (offer your fic to be remixed) without writing anything. You can include previous remixes, collaborations, and WIPs and there are art options too, as many safe works as you want, and no eligibility besides "you have one fic in this fandom." So, go on over and offer your fic/art up for people to remix! Or have fun and remix something yourself.

Now I should go off and see about typing up my actual assignment before I go look, because, yay, Remix Madness! \o/

(I do enjoy Remix, sorry; you can probably tell. I suppose it's kind of like the ultimate fic-conversation you can have with someone, in some ways, and it's always pretty fun and fascinating. And you're not writing a gift for someone, so it's different than most exchanges.)

[ SECRET POST #3882 ]

Aug. 20th, 2017 02:55 pm
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[personal profile] case posting in [community profile] fandomsecrets

⌈ Secret Post #3882 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 03 pages, 55 secrets from Secret Submission Post #555.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

Not the response I was expecting...

Aug. 20th, 2017 02:46 pm
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I texted a friend to say that we were planning to go to the Natural History Museum tomorrow to do their presentation on the eclipse, and you know what she said?

"What is the eclipse?"

...

Fic: Stretching a Point (AAL!)

Aug. 20th, 2017 04:37 pm
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Title: Stretching a Point (324 words)
Author: Liadt
Fandom: Adam Adamant Lives!
Rating: General audiences
Categories: Gen
Warnings: None
Characters: Georgina Jones, William E. Simms
Additional tags: humour
Summary: The clock is ticking, can Adam save Miss Jones and Simms in time?
Notes; Written for the [community profile] tic_tac_woe prompt 'doomsday device'.

Almost forgotten how to do this;p

fandom meme

Aug. 20th, 2017 03:19 pm
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Answers to some of the fandom meme-

1. What was the first fandom you got involved in?
The first that I went to cons for was Star Trek The Next Generation. The first one that I got into online fandom wise, and posted fic for and so on, I'm fairly sure was Stargate SG1. I lurked in other fandoms, don't get me wrong, but that was the one that kicked it all off.

2. What is your latest fandom?
Oh man, the last thing I expected. During the summer, the Daily Fail had an article online, "The Flying Doctors : Where Are They Now" and I used to love that show, smiley-b and I watched it all the time, though she was the one who taped it and all that. Anyway, fast forward almost 30 years and I read this and I'm nostalgic and I'm doing an online summer course so I'm killing time so of course I go to see if any of it is up on YouTube and find the since deleted holy grail of all nine seasons. Plummeting headlong down the rabbit hole, I am reminded of my love for Doctor Tom Callaghan and am reminded of him and Chris and the friends/colleagues to lovers, the broken heart when he left, the UST when he came back and the joyous moment that when both came back for the reunion episode, they got back together. Off camera. Still bitter. But! One Million Words were then doing the July Pool Party, where you play in a fandom you've never participated in before. I therefore wrote the getting back together missing scene. And I've written a scandalous amount of stuff for them in the weeks since. And it's a dead fandom but it's closed canon so I'm calling it a win but it makes me happy so I don't care.

3. What is the best fandom you’ve ever been involved in?
SG1 will always have a special place in my heart but best ever is West Wing. The amount of fic that was around in that fandom, for canon pairs and rare pairs and gen stuff and everything was all amazing. So many talented authors, and it didn't matter what pairing you wrote for (I wrote for a lot of them) everyone was, to my recollection anyway, so friendly and supportive and made the experience amazing. I still miss those days.

Department S

Aug. 20th, 2017 02:04 pm
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I finished this recently (alas!) and I enjoyed it all. There were some duff episodes and things, but overall it was pretty great and a fun, cheering thing to be watching, and as it's an ITC thing, it should be reasonably accessible, or at least more so than most of my ancient British things.

I'll make a proper post about it, but I went YouTube hunting and came back with these, which I think give a pretty good idea about what it's like:

Cut for embedded vids )

So, that was an enjoyable show for the summer! I will do a proper intro post sometime.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/19/boston-protest-free-speech-rally

Donald Trump described anti-fascist and anti-racist demonstrators who converged on Boston as “anti-police agitators” on Saturday, in a tweet that seemed destined to revive the still simmering controversy over his remarks equating the far right and anti-Nazis in Charlottesville last weekend.

“Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston,” Trump tweeted. “Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.”

But he later seemed to back the right to demonstrate, posting: “Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!”

He added: “I want to applaud the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one!”

Talking Meme #7

Aug. 20th, 2017 10:02 am
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(I found this lurking unposted on my Dreamwidth. I wrote it on April 1st; I don't know why I didn't post it. I suppose a Talking Meme would be no fun if it didn't take me all year to get through it!)

For the Talking Meme, from [livejournal.com profile] dimity_blue: What are your favourite Dumas film adaptations?


I thought this was pretty funny for a minute, as I have only ever actually watched one Dumas film adaptation, and then I eventually remembered that I have in fact seen the 2011 Three Musketeers as well. I suppose I could also count the endless 1980s cartoon version, Dogtanian and the Muskehounds, but it's obvious that there's no competition here. Also I've never seen a Dumas film that isn't The Three Musketeers, so it's really not as if I'm an expert.

Anyway, my favouite out of this *cough* wide line-up is clearly the 1970s Richard Lester films. When I saw them first, I'd just read the unabridged English translation instead of the cartoon and the abridged Puffin version and decided it was one of my favourite things ever after all and that I would never watch an adaptation because no adaptation would get the tongue-in-cheek attitude of the book, and then my Dad made me watch this and while it alters some things, it does indeed get the tongue-in-cheek attitude of the book exactly right, and the cast are hard to beat: Michael Yorke, Richard Chamberlain, Faye Dunaway, Oliver Reed, Racquel Welch, Roy Kinnear, Spike Milligan, Christopher Lee and Charlton Heston.

Cut for graphic )

I have some quibbles about some things, maybe, and obviously it would have been nice if the director had actually paid the actors for two films instead of one, but it still wins easily out of all the three and a bit Three Musketeers adaptations I have seen.

The Defenders (Review)

Aug. 20th, 2017 10:41 am
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Reader, I marathoned it. It being shorter than any previous Marvel Netflix series, this didn’t take that long. (No filler episodes.) Above cut judgment: overall plot meh, worth watching for the character interaction, with my particular highlights being Jessica & Matt, Luke & Jessica, Luke & Danny (I haven’t watched Iron Fist, nor do I intend to watch it now, but the scenes with Luke were the occasions when Danny shook off blandness and became an entertaining character), and all four spending an entire episode stuck in a Chinese Restaurant. Also Matt & Spoilery character, Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver’s character) & Madame Gao, Alexandra & Spoilery character.

heavy spoilers beneath the cut )

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