Not Your Villain
The End of White Christian America
Almost halfway done here and still enjoying it.
The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School
60% done now and I really like it. I wasn't sure at all what to make of it in the beginning, but it sucked me in and I will definitely be reading the sequel.
Almost halfway done and enjoying it so far. I probably would have zoomed through and finished it earlier this week except I realized I had to prioritize library books as I have a book on hold that I need to pick up by Monday and want to return the library books I have at the same time.
The Walking Dead vol. 30
I'm now only a few issues away from being caught up. I both want to be caught up and don't want to be caught up, but I think at this point I'm just going to bite the bullet and read them all. Not sure how I feel about this new arc so far. ( spoilers )
what should I bake this weekend
counts in large amounts
*this is not actually the recipe I use, which was my grandmother's, but it's pretty close
**I don't have an 8 x 11" pan. That does not seem like a common pan size to me. I do have a 7 x 11" pan, but I think I'm just going to use a 9 x 9" square if I make these. I do have some hazelnuts I should use up...
ernads and myself would like to thank all of you for helping to make this our biggest year yet, both in number of participants and number of works! We hope you all had a good time ♥♥♥. See you next year!
(Authors will be revealed tomorrow. Or late tonight. We'll see.)
2. I got a text this morning at 9:45 from work, nothing urgent but did wake me up earlier than I really would have liked, but thankfully it didn't leave me feeling totally worn out today (though I definitely have felt a bit tired and am looking forward to going to bed after posting this).
3. I had an errand to run today and decided to ride my bike instead of drive. I would really like to get back in the habit of riding my bike more. I hardly ride it at all anymore since we got the car, which is what I was afraid would happen. :-/ It was a really nice day for a ride today and it felt good, so hopefully that's something I can keep up. At least to start with I'd like to try and get out and ride at least once a week, maybe even start riding to work again once in a while. If it turns out I urgently need to go somewhere for work, I can always ride home and get the car. It's only like ten minutes away.
4. I have been seeing stuff about Pink playing in LA next month and was figuring since I missed when tickets went on sale, they'd be way out of my price range now, but I just decided to check and see, and she's playing one day at the Forum and one day at the Staples Center, and the Forum doesn't have anything under $87, which is more than I want to pay, but there are still seats at the Staples Center for $47, and they're way up on the third tier, but I looked at my seat from when I saw the Killers and it's actually the exact same area and that was perfectly fine, so after a couple days of dithering I went ahead and bought a ticket today. :)
5. I love this doofy Jasper face!
I'm also eagerly awaiting the opening of this year'sWorldbuilding Exchange, which will be tomorrow! I wrote a story, and I have a gift, and there are several other fandoms I look forward to reading in. Worldbuilding is my favorite, and I wish there were more fandoms I knew in the collection, but still, it should be fun.
Speaking of exchanges, my assignment for the Multifandom Drabble Exchange is exactly what I'd hoped to get, bwahaha, and I'm going to have fun writing it. I also plan to write a few treats; if you'd like to write drabbles (or drabble sequences, or double or triple drabbles) check out the request spreadsheet here.
Speaking of exchanges part two, though I'm not a participant in this one, Purimgifts is revealing (slowly, as it's a 3-day event) and I unreservedly recommend All Who Are Hungry, in which inexplicably Jewish Hobbits discuss Passover traditions with Sméagol, to my fellow Members of the Tribe - familiarity with The Lord of the Rings entirely optional.
I am still super absorbed in tag wrangling! It's fun! And it's probably taking up more of my fannish time than it should - I should probably be writing more and wrangling less, and hanging out on the discord servers instead of the wrangling chatroom, but. New shiny! I am cheerfully wallowing in my old small fandoms, fixing all the stuff that was canonized with old guidelines, so that just in case anybody ever writes in them again they will have proper canonicals in autocomplete! Rah!
I'm thinking of signing up for the Marvel Femslash Exchange since they welcome podfic. Nominations are currently open.
It's only a 6 block walk, and yet so full of weird and amazing things!
And I can tell I'm reading too much Bat fic (as if such a thing exists), because also last night, I dreamt that a much younger me was hired to be a substitute au pair for Bruce Wayne's children while Alfred was on vacation. Bruce looked like Jon Hamm and sounded like Kevin Conroy, so that part was okay, but he had one son (Tim!) and two daughters (I can't recall their names) and they were all under the age of 8. I don't know if they were biologically his kids, and I did not ask. He made me wear an old lady disguise in public so there would be no gossip and we were at some rich people party and there was a kidnapping attempt (Tim again! And he foiled it and rescued himself) and one of the little girls was drugged as part of the attempt, so I was carrying her around trying to find Bruce and get the valet to bring the car around while shedding the gray-haired old lady wig he'd made me wear.
It was an entertaining dream, at least, cut short by my alarm. Which means now I feel groggy and unable to face the day. Sigh.
2. Now I've stayed up until 4am to have a bite to eat and unwind, but I'm off tomorrow and can sleep in late (theoretically).
3. It rained this morning but was really nice and sunny this afternoon. We normally take a walk at night but since I was going to be at work all night we took one before I left and it was so nice out. Really blue sky with some big bright white clouds. (Compared to yesterday's full grey cloud cover.)
4. Lookit these cutie kids checking out some birdies or squirrels or something.
Sarah Smith Rainey
This article uses a queer, critical disability studies framework to examine a diverse set of films in which one lover literally changes bodies to be like the other lover, such as in The Little Mermaid (1989), Avatar (2009), and the Twilight saga.
It's been a quiet week in a good way. R and I had brunch with The College Friend We See a Couple Times a Month and talked about our upcoming 25th (!) college reunion, which we're going to. It'll be my first reunion, and I've only agreed because I can combine it with a trip to the library and archives. (I was not a huge fan of the people at college, but I adored the library.) An old neighbor and friend from Small New England College Town (now a Florida resident) came through town with her daughter and her daughter's best friend, which was fun. There's an Unpleasant Thing going on at work via e-mail that I've been ignoring. It'll still be there when we're back on duty on Monday. We've been doing our usual lunch-time walk with Dog R and are taking care of Dog M while her human's away for a few days.
( Click for happy doggos! )
Via questionoftheday: What do you keep in your workspace to help improve your mood? Does it make you more productive?
Doesn't matter what's in the workspace as long as it's neat! My desk has been a mess for ages ( Click for sad illustration of the state of things )--a sign I haven't had enough time to file and re-organize. I don't think I'll finish cleaning over the next few days, but hopefully I'd make a dent in the piles.
What do you keep in your workspace to help improve your mood or make you more productive, flist?
Hope all's well with you!
(Note: There are photos of shirtless guys at the site)
DC Universe has cast Chella Man, a 20-year-old trans, deaf and Jewish artist and actor of color, as its newest superhero: Jerico in the streaming series Titans.