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I ended up marathoning all 8 episodes of Defenders last night. I enjoyed it. It doesn't have the same thematic cohesiveness that Jessica Jones does and the fights aren't as good as they were in the first season of Daredevil, but it's a fun ride if you enjoy the characters, and it helps that everyone else finds Danny Rand as annoying as the audience does. *hands*

spoilers )

So it was a good way to spend 7-ish hours, and it didn't leave me in a state of existential dread the way JJ did.

the other day, in anticipation of this show, I was making a list of ladies with robot arms, and I couldn't come up with many - Misty Knight, Nina Sharp, Lirael, Furiosa... who else is there?

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Pet Warning for Monday

Aug. 20th, 2017 09:39 am
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Pet Warning! Keep those critters inside and the curtains drawn tomorrow while TEH UNIVERSE comments on what we have done.

New massage therapist Saul is wonderful, first time anyone has ever touched my feet without causing lots of pain. Have signed up for every two weeks. His accent is very intriguing. He is from Africa, my guess is northern Africa--perhaps Morocco or Libya, Algeria, maybe Egypt. Will ask after I've gone a time or two.

Didn't get tatt yet. I'm needing a little support so am going to ask my work peeps to come with me some place over lunch. Plus I need to print out design.

So proud of my Boston peeps! You showed us how it's done yesterday, thank you.

Day 4 Reveals 2017

Aug. 20th, 2017 07:41 am
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Twisted up in Golden Strands (Les Misérables - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] samyazaz, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: It starts like this: with Enjolras's father, drunk and desperate that his only daughter marry before she becomes a spinster, accosting a wealthy-looking stranger at the market and directing his attention to her.
With a thoughtless boast, her father crying, "Look at her there in the sunlight, look at her hair, see how she turns straw into gold? Isn't she beautiful?", too loud and too bold for the crowded marketplace.
With a knock at the door, some days later, and a man in the king's livery standing at attention on the other side, reading a decree, and the sudden sense that the world has dropped out from under Enjolras's feet.

A Day in the Life (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lucifuge5
Summary: What it says on the tin with: Shenanigans! Action! Adventure! Romance! Kissing! (Sam and Bucky's lives are EXTRA, OK?) SO EXTRA

Sergeant Barnes and the Winter Soldier (Captain America (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] bluegeekEM, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] madnads
Summary: Not long after his capture during the war and subsequent status as a lab rat, Bucky Barnes begins to see him. Bucky doesn't know exactly whats going on; what he does know is that the man shares his face, looks like a ghost, and Bucky seems to be the only one who can see him.

shine brightly in your eyes (My Chemical Romance, Bandom, Frank Iero and the Patience, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Comics Industry RPF, Gerard Way and the Hormones)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] akamine_chan, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tipsy_Kitty
Summary: Gerard spends a lot of time looking out the window of his art studio, watching the New York City street below. And maybe has a little crush on the guy who keeps giving him parking tickets.

Paw-lease (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] kellifer_fic, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty
Summary: Stiles thinks about Scott when it happens, tries to get some, y'know, perspective. He thinks about Scott, that there are worse things that can happen when you get hit with an unexpected dose of something. When the device that had been left behind as a last little screw you by the fae they'd been dealing with blew up in his hands he could've been reduced to tomato paste on the walls.
Instead, he has a tail and little pointy striped tabby ears on the top of his head.

I've Found a New Baby (Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] thefourthvine, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Itís an embarrassing clichÈ, I know, but there was an actual basket, made of what looked to be actual wicker, actually sitting there. It was oval and large and had spaces for handholds on either end; for a minute, I thought it was full of laundry, and my mind spun an image of a ghost laundress. Then the small hand emerged from the basket, waved around for a minute, and smacked down again.

One Piece Omake Collection (One Piece)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Syr, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong
Summary: Five things that could have happened in One Piece. Includes: Chubby Bunny with swords, Pants eating ice cream, Reindeer puberty, Franky's Cyborg Index, Maze Castle, and Anatomy questions.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 20th, 2017 01:31 am
torachan: ewan mcgregor pulling his glasses down to look over the top (ewan glasses)
[personal profile] torachan
1. Had some leftover curry tonight for dinner and it was so good and I'm sad there's only a little bit left, so I think I'm going to have to make that again this coming week. (I'm glad the weather's cool enough that I feel like cooking again.)

2. Over the past couple days two slacker employees turned in their two weeks notice, which saved me the trouble of having to fire them.

3. Speaking of cooler weather, Chloe's been cuddling up in the bed again now that it's not so hot.

more life miscellany

Aug. 19th, 2017 03:46 pm
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♣ I downloaded the Daily Yoga app yesterday in yet another bid to get into the habit of daily stretching, and I did actually do some yoga this morning. Also I noticed there's a whole section on yoga poses during menstruation! This seems particularly promising, as my previous attempts at home exercise have been derailed by aches and cramps before. We'll see how this goes!

♣ I started on this sweater a few days ago, which looks nice in theory but is very, very boring to execute. Super tempted to break up the hdc monotony with rows of other stitches, except for the part where I'm not sure it'll actually look good, so I probably won't. If I manage to finish it before winter here is over I will be amazed.

♣ And finally, a few notes on Atomic Blonde, before I forget everything I had to say about it! I had no strong opinions or expectations going in beyond LADY SPY HOORAY!, which it delivers, in a Jane Bond sort of way. The plot twists were a bit hard to follow, not sure if that was the execution or my being fluff-brained while watching. The violence occasionally made me flinch (I really dislike gore) but it was pretty satisfying to watch Charlize Theron take on all comers. vague spoilers ) Also why is the espionage business portrayed as so overwhelmingly male?? Surely this can't be accurate? (Not even gonna touch the lily-whiteness of it; some of the Bond movies did better there.)

it's the drunks singing 'my way'

Aug. 19th, 2017 03:45 pm
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[personal profile] musesfool
I am intending to start watching The Defenders, but my internet has been dropping intermittently, which is fine if I'm reading fic but annoying when trying to watch Netflix. Who knows if this will even post? Not me!

eta: it did not post at 2:10 when I wrote it, but the internet seems to be working now at 3:45.

In other news, I was originally supposed to go my lawyer's office sign the contract on the coop on Thursday, but then he was like, "it's no different from the first contract for the other purchase, so I can see if they'll accept an electronic signature, or I can overnight the copies to you and you can send them on to the seller's attorney with the deposit check when you've signed." And I said, "great!" because it's not really convenient for me to get to his office. But the seller hasn't forwarded some of the documents he needs to review before I can sign, so that hasn't happened yet. Arrgh. So annoying. Because I need to forward copies of all of that to the loan officer as well, so she can proceed.

It's always something. Sigh. I'm still not sure I believe anything will ever actually happen, so I guess I'm more zen about it this time? Last time it went so smoothly right up until it didn't. Maybe this one going in fits and starts is more realistic and will have a better outcome? Idek.

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Title: Koi-iji: Love Glutton
Original Title: こいいじ (Koiiji)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Kiss
Genre: Josei
Status in Japan: 6 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: 31-year-old Mame has been in love with her childhood friend Souta ever since she can remember. Despite multiple rejections, her love has stayed constant. It's become a habit more than anything, but is it one she'll ever be able to break and get on with her life?

Chapter Summary: Mame and Souta go on a date.



Chapter 20: P.S. I Love You

And since that brings us to the end of volume 4, here's a full volume download for those who want it.

Day 3 Reveals 2017

Aug. 19th, 2017 08:51 am
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Afternoon Delights (Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Iron Man (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mangacat, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] silkylustre
Summary: Pepper Potts is so stressed she doesn't even have time for a Girl's Night Out. Natasha brings her an unusally relaxing gift.

An Herbalist’s Task (Dragon Age II)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jaden56, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: While searching for potion ingredients on the Wounded Coast, Anders comes into contact with a flower that has very potent - and unfortunate - side effects.

Look, Don't Touch (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] melly_diamond, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] readbythilia
Summary: Against all odds, Derek has found his forever in the person of one Jackson Whittemore, the man who broke down his walls (or at least found a chink in them) and dragged him back into the real world of love, relationships, and now, marriage. Well, almost marriage. Not quite yet, but soon.
Unless Stiles Stilinski has his way. Far from the skinny geek he once was, he now makes his living shaking his sweet ass for fun and profit, and when he shows up at the Whittemore-Hale bachelor party, he starts a ripple effect that might shake Derek’s walls to the ground.

Caitlin Snow Needs a Hug (The Flash (TV 2014), Supergirl (TV 2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Caitlin runs away, but that's okay because there's hugs where she ends up.

Sibelius' Eighth (Oxford Time Travel Universe - Connie Willis)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] lirin, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] idellaphod
Summary: Ever since the net had reopened to objects, Dunworthy had been given plenty of suggestions for what could be retrieved. A script for a lost play, books from a lost library...or the sheet music for a lost symphony.

Pillow Talk (Common Law (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] jaegermighty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] wingedwords
Summary: Travis' eyes widen. From Wes' vantage point, looming over his upside-down head, the expression is almost cartoonish. "You don't actually think we still need therapy?"

Recalculating (Stargate Atlantis)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] HYPERFocused, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: Whoever they are, they're always them.

Let's Go Steal a First Order Ship (Leverage, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] cantarina, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] cantarina
Summary: Or rather
Five Times Poe Dameron Broke the Law Because of a Group of Pesky Thieves, a not!fic because kissing.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 19th, 2017 12:43 am
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1. Yesterday we noticed the cats have fleas, so I went to the pet store first thing this morning and got some flea treatment and we've already seen a few dead fleas, so hopefully that will take care of things.

2. It is really chilly tonight!

3. I've got manga ready to post tomorrow (had meant to do it tonight, but too tired).

4. Look at this Jasper! So grown up looking!

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Fic: like a map of a place you've never been (24549 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] bydaybreak
Fandom: Leverage
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: Alec Hardison/Parker/Eliot Spencer
Summary: He knows it’d be so fucking easy, if he’d let himself. Because he’s easy for them, has been since that first job, since the day he hauled Hardison’s ass out of a building about to explode. It’d be so easy.
So he won’t.
 
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Fic: Fake It Till You Make It (33467 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kisahawklin
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: Castiel/Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester
Summary: The boys work a case on a gay cruise.
Charlie books two of them in the honeymoon suite.
 
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Fic: a terrifying clamour of trumpets (12194 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ShanaStoryteller
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Edward Elric/Roy Mustang
Summary: Edward grabs Marcoh’s arm and says, “That stone – what can it heal, exactly?”
The old man’s eyebrows rise to his forehead, and he looks like he already knows the answer when he goes, “Why do you ask, Edward?”
There's no metallic footsteps so there’s no way Al’s close enough to hear them. “I’m sick,” he admits after another moment of deliberation.
 
#04 — podfic by [personal profile] madnads
Fic: Black Helicopters at Dawn (63947 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] whizzy
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Summary: Screw the bet. Rodney was going to prove the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Oh, and incidentally, he might just catch the United States Air Force with their pants around their ankles.
 
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Fic: chasing ghosts (16674 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway
Fandom: Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: James T. Kirk/Spock Prime
Summary: Three years after the attack on London, Jim has overcome the psychological effects of his resurrection and is one of Starfleet's most respected captains. A brief leave on Earth for his brother's wedding reunited him with an old friend, and Jim is left to consider whether a ship alone is enough to make him happy.
 
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Fic: Screen control your mother(board) (10890 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] furloughday
Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon
Summary: Arthur is Merlin's tech support at work.
Note: [personal profile] momo indicates a desire to collaborate on the cover art (by making suggestions and perhaps offering reference pics) and hopes to find a potential artist who wouldn't mind working with someone interested in being involved in the creative process.
 
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Fic: In Arcadia Ego (34681 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] glasslogic
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Sam Winchester/Dean Winchester
Summary: Unrelated Winchesters AU. Sam is the only child of the great hunter John Winchester, but life under his father's thumb is miserable for him. When a scholarship gives him the chance to escape to college, he seizes the opportunity to leave the grim world of hunting behind for the promise of a normal life. But when the same unknown creature that killed his mother year’s earlier murders his fiancée, Sam, embittered and heartsick, returns to his father’s side. John seems strangely reluctant to have him there though, and soon Sam is hunting on his own. While stalking vampires in the central states, he is forced to strike a deal with one to save the lives of hostages. Now, torn between a hunting community that’s shut him out and a vampire that enjoys inflicting pain, his father missing, and innocent lives over his head, Sam finds that simple survival might be more than he can manage, and there are even darker things looming on the horizon…
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It should be pretentious and snobbish to say: “Sure I eat hot dogs, I have homemade mustard and homemade lingonberry ketchup on it”. Then to take the DIY philosophy serious you have to make the hot dog yourself.

Context sounds delicious!

Farm update

Aug. 18th, 2017 07:08 pm
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I love the farm. I just love how quiet and peaceful and gorgeous it is.

The adolescent guineas and pheasants in the shed get meal worms as a treat. Meal worms are the BEST, according to them. The internet says that pheasants are wild and won't tame down, but apparently these sites don't know about meal worms. Anyways, today I picked up the bucket where they are stored, and one of the guineas was so excited that she Flew At Me, hit my chest, bounced off and ran away.

Abbie had a couple of good sprints down to the barn and back.

Today I saw:
A hummingbird feeding off the cannas
A Monarch butterfly
A female cardinal
A woodpecker (I just heard this)

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Aug. 18th, 2017 12:58 pm
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Happy Froday!

Lordy this has been a long week at work. Not bad per se, just super busy and crazy. Some random stuff:
  1. Driving to work (south to Tacoma, heading in the direction of Oregon) this week, the past couple of days the overhead signs on the freeway are saying, "SOLAR ECLIPSE 8/21/2017 -- EXPECT DELAYS TO OREGON". I mean, how fun is that? Never happened in my lifetime and I'm as old as dirt!
  2. Been passing around the eclipse sunglasses I purchased (and verified that they were on the "safe" list).
  3. And now I understand why they're warning about driving. Coz a bunch of fools are going to be on the road and looking at the damn thing while it's happening, perhaps stopping. And possibly putting on the sunglasses while driving which means they won't see a damn thing coz those lenses are super dark! I dunno, I just know I've leaving early for work Monday.
  4. And I better make sure I fill up with gas today! Word is gas stations are running dry in eastern Washington and also parts of Oregon.
  5. New massage therapist this weekend at a new place. Alison, my beloved therapist, is not returning to where I used to go. Oh well. I've even swallowed my inhibitions and am going to let a man do the work. His name is Saul and he's from Africa. That's a very good Jewish name if you ask me.
  6. Which is good because I am going to see about getting a small Star of David tattoo this weekend. Gotta make sure the Nazis can find me.
  7. New Project Runway last night! There are these twins on there who are already driving everyone bugnuts. Am thinking they were theater kids, they've got that phony baloney enunciation thing going on.

Any good plans this weekend? I think it's rest and relaxation for moi. Think I'll see if I can get further down the road with Ramayan -- I think I'm on episode 22 or 23 now.

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