Consider the Pun

Feb. 19th, 2017 05:03 pm
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[personal profile] starwatcher
Generally speaking, puns don't get no respect; many people seem to consider puns a very low -- or juvenile -- form of humor. But I enjoy a good pun. Partly, it seems to one of the few forms of humor that don't "pick on" somebody -- blondes, Aggies, various ethnicities. Partly, my dad started training me to like puns very early --
"Say two."

"Two."

"Say two."

"Two."

"Say twain."

"Twain."

"Say two-two-twain."

"Two-two-twain."

"Very good. When you're older, I'll teach you to say 'locomotive'."

Cut for length. )

Los Angeles Halloween 2006 5/7

Feb. 19th, 2017 06:46 pm
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Even more pics from their performance at the KROQ Holloween Show at The House of Blues in Los Angeles, California on 31 October 2006.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )

in eighty-nine years

Feb. 18th, 2017 04:03 pm
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This is laughably out of date, but I've been hanging onto this book with the intention of writing a reaction to it for literally years now, and I am going to do it even if it's become near-irrelevant and I've forgotten almost everything I once meant to say.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell )

Now I can finally put it in the library sale bin!

housekeeping

Feb. 18th, 2017 03:22 pm
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A quick note regarding LiveJournal: I am not planning to delete my LJ or stop using it entirely, but going forward there are some things I no longer feel comfortable posting on LJ. So some entries made at Dreamwidth will not be crossposted. jsyk.

Los Angeles Halloween 2006 4/7

Feb. 18th, 2017 06:52 pm
turlough: cartoon snowflake with red eyes and mouth ((mcr art) snowflake challenge)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] mychemicalromance_daily
More pics from their performance at the KROQ Holloween Show at The House of Blues in Los Angeles, California on 31 October 2006.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )

Happy birthday!

Feb. 18th, 2017 04:58 pm
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[personal profile] turlough
It's Terri's birthday today, wheee!! I hope you're having a fabulous day, darling!

botanical tulips

Robert Ford by aquiles-soir (SFW)

Feb. 18th, 2017 11:22 pm
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Fandom: Westworld
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Robert Ford
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional art - watercolour finished with ink.
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: aquiles-soir on DA (aka Jack Flamel)
Why this piece is awesome: This is another great artwork by aquiles-soir, with Ford surrounded by the rather creepy blank faces of his androids. I love the colours, and the likeness and expression are excellent, really bringing out his shadowy complexity, and his ruthlessness. Love the little details too - his tie and cufflinks, and the chair's carving. 
Link: Robert Ford

Now I'm hearing voices

Feb. 17th, 2017 11:19 pm
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[personal profile] starwatcher
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Just two lines of dialog, between Spock and Fraser.
"Illogical."

"At first glance, it might appear so. But I have found that such seeming implausibility often leads to surprisingly effective results."

*throws hands* I don't even know. But if this story ever gets off the ground, I have two lines ready to go. Well, One Bright Summer started with two lines... then stalled for several years. Even if this doesn't fizzle into the ether, don't hold your breath waiting.
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Shadow of Mirkwood by eaneli (SFW)

Feb. 17th, 2017 06:58 pm
turlough: Pooh sitting on a tree branch in the rain with many jars of honey ((pooh) a grey and dreary day)
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Fandom: Tolkien (The Hobbit)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Bilbo in Mirkwood
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: watercolours?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] eaneli

Why this piece is awesome: I love the subtle colouring and unusual perspective of this work. It makes me feel like I'm sitting in the tree tops among the black butterflies looking down on Bilbo who's contemplating climbing up.

Link: Shadow of Mirkwood

Los Angeles Halloween 2006 3/7

Feb. 17th, 2017 06:54 pm
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] mychemicalromance_daily
Even more pics from their performance at the KROQ Holloween Show at The House of Blues in Los Angeles, California on 31 October 2006.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )

Voyage, voyage!

Feb. 17th, 2017 03:40 pm
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Friday! What a beautiful day, always so full of promises ♥ Work is going very well today, I'm getting All the Things Done but in a relaxed way and I appreciate it a lot. As for the weekend, we have a nice one ahead of us; we're having my parents over for lunch tomorrow and Sunday is totally free of any plans so Cookie and I might go to the cinema or take a walk or go to a coffee shop and enjoy some nice drinks and being very chill... the possibilities are endless ;)

Also, the past week, two trips abroad have been booked (a four-day weekend each time): the first one to Dublin with my sister, the second one to Stockholm with Cookie. I'm so excited! I've already been to Dublin but I love that city and the area, I'm really looking forward to going again. As for Stockholm, it'll be our first time so that's another level of excitement right there :) As a result, I've been in a very "travelly" mood recently. I've been watching many YT videos about Trip Hacks and How To Pack tips and so on, and having a lot of fun in the process :) I'm also taking notes for longer flights as Cookie and I are planning on going to our honeymoon sometime next year and we're thinking of going to Japan, so, yeah. A lot of exciting projects!

Oh. Speaking of trips (admire the segue, you guys), so I've watched the premiere of Legion yesterday and what a trippy premiere (ha!)! But it piqued my interest enough that I watched the second episode and by then I was sold. Welcome, new show! I basically know nothing about the character and the comics (I mean apart from one major element and only because of a couple of fic that I've read in which David appeared - and wasn't that funny, btw, I was all "Hey, that's funny, he has the same name as this character from that XM fic I read. So does it mean that he was actually canon and hey, is there a connection between- OHWAIT!" Cue revelation.)

What makes me happy is that I'm back to having a couple of shows to download every week. Obviously, Lucifer is being uncooperative but at least I have The Expanse and Legion to keep me occupied. And Iron First should start around mid-March, right?

This, that and the other thing

Feb. 17th, 2017 12:38 am
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[personal profile] fairestcat
I am so mean to my cat you guys. Seriously, the meanest. Tonight ten minutes AFTER his dinner time I got up off the couch to go feed him. But then, not only did I stop to go to the bathroom (first rule: always pee before medding the cat), I went into Marna's room and talked to her for a WHOLE FIVE MINUTES. All while Dreadful was forced, FORCED to sit in the hall meowing his head off about my terrible behaviour.

Then I went to give him insulin and discovered that the vet ordered the wrong needles for us, so I have to take the box back tomorrow. The new needles are bigger than the old ones and only have full-unit markings. Which, since Dreadful gets 1/2 a unit if he needs insulin in the morning and a 1/4 unit if he needs insulin at night, kind of doesn't work.


In other news, today I spent several hours in chat with [personal profile] brownbetty, [personal profile] staranise and [personal profile] stultiloquentia in a wide-ranging meta conversation that started as a discussion of different modes of shipping/engaging with canon (set off by brownbetty's poll on what people mean by "I ship it" and some of the comments thereon), and then veered off into a discussion of the differences between the way fans ship characters and the way canon creators write romantic relationships.

It's probably at least two posts worth of discussion, but I'm too tired to write any of it up tonight. Hopefully I'll be able to get to some of it tomorrow.


Meanwhile, I'm reading a bunch of Chocolate Box fic. I suspect that'll be my next recs post. It's all fairly short, so I might even get through a bunch of it before creator reveals.

Fanfic is eating my brain

Feb. 16th, 2017 08:41 pm
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[personal profile] starwatcher
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I didn't mean to just stop writing fanfic several years ago. But I was posted at a different school, with more students, that necessitated more prep hours for lesson plans. At the same time, the school instituted Medicaid billing (several hours a week,*spit*), and our IEP 'season' shifted from 2 months in the spring to spread out over the whole year. I seem to be in a continual state of testing / writing reports / getting ready for IEPs / attending IEPs -- as well as trying to maintain a consistent speech schedule.

But I didn't stop reading fanfic. Last year in particular -- I think my most stressful year EVER -- chain-reading fanfic kept me functional, but fanfic has been my go-to comfort blanket quite some time.

ANYway, when Sally MN mentioned that she'd never seen "Due South", I just had to give her a little tidbit that might nudge her to looking into it. As I described it, it hit me...
Y'know... it just occurred to me that Fraser has a lot in common with Mr. Spock -- the not-quite-getting-it as he dealt with American (Earth) society, so different from his experience in the Northern Territories (Vulcan), the unflappable disposition, the adherence to calm logic...

Oh, gee! I wonder if there's any fic where Fraser meets Spock; with Jim and Ray (either version) looking on with exasperated amusement.

All I can do is shake my head in disbelief. Where did that come from? But isn't it a delicious idea? Can't you just see it? The plot-bunny's waving his ears; maybe someday I'll be able to follow his lead -- ignoring the fact that I'm not well-versed in Due South (but I do have the DVDs, so can reacquaint myself) and haven't seen Trek since the 70's (loved Kirk then, can't stand him now), and the canons are about 200 years apart... fanfic conquers all!

I hope to retire after next school year. Till then -- or even after -- if anyone wants to adopt my plot bunny, have at it. Variations on a theme are always good.
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Los Angeles Halloween 2006 2/7

Feb. 16th, 2017 07:28 pm
turlough: art of Party Poison looking happy and cocky ((mcr art) look alive sunshine)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] mychemicalromance_daily
More pics from their performance at the KROQ Holloween Show at The House of Blues in Los Angeles, California on 31 October 2006.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )
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