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Two days and 14 hours of gameplay later...

I've finally stepped away from the computer. Yes I know, applause. I managed to accidentally give some dodgy guy my signature. Smooth move Shepherd. That's only going to come back to haunt me.

I can't work out how to level up my squad, and since I have no electronics or decryption skills as Shepherd, there are all these unopened boxes all over the place that I don't have the hacking skills to open. IT'S SO FRUSTRATING.

Also frustrating, the way Kaiden was totally shooting me down previously. But it's cool. We're flirting now. I figured I'd end up going for the gay option but NOPE. I like Kaiden.

Other than that. Still not quite got the handle on combat, but since I'm playing on easy setting, it's not a massive disadvantage, and I'm here for the plot, not the fighting anyway.

I love all the zipping around the galaxy and checking out new worlds. Don't so much love running all over the ship and the lifts (though yes, the lift talk/awkward silences are lols). I wish games routinely gave characters teleportation devices. Or at least let me jump? WHY CAN'T I JUMP. I usually jump places when I have to cover long distances, I don't know if it makes me cover ground any faster, but at least it gives me something to do with my fingers.

Anyway. Yes, much enjoyment... DON'T SPOIL ME.

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P.S WHERE IS THE THORIAN MIND CONTROL TENTACLE SEX POLLEN KINK? What the hell internet. You failed me. I'm so disappointed in you.
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Ramadan's started, so I've been staying up 'till Suhur instead of going to sleep and waking up again, and in order to stay up, I have been watching a loooot of tv.

IDK if I already posted this : Orphan Black reviews. by 12_12_12 - Awesome because [personal profile] 12_12_12 IS ALWAYS AWESOME, but also relevant to the post I made a while back about Loki and parentage issues AND my issues with OUaT and parentage, because Orphan Black is a show that manages to do parentage issues pretty well. (apart from the [spoiler] )
Pitch Perfect. )


I have singing classes on Tues at the local school, and when I'm waiting before class I do a bit of link finding for metanews. Only the school internet firewall blocks certain sites. You know, those awful porny, bad for kids sites... like livejournal ("blog/social interaction") or AO3 ("offensive and tasteless"), but apparently that tumblr that's full of dick pics is ok.

Fashion dance vid thing. It's awesome, just click.

Just read a fic where Stiles doesn't know how to make a cup of tea. The fuck? It's not fucking rocket science. How the fuck do you lose a teabag in a mug?


Trance really annoyed me )


Stoker - Pretty much as I expected. Gorgeous visually and very fucked up.

spoilers )

13 going on 30

Nice enough. Some moments of embarrassment squick that meant I had to fast forward. Ruffalo is one of those guys who looks better as he gets older I think.

Beautiful Creatures

It has the guy from Stoker in. Took me a while to place him. Plus all the British actors playing all the accent acrobatics. IDEK what that movie was. It was strangely enjoyable whilst watching, and at the same time utterly awful.

The Heat )


I skipped through The Internship for the Stiles scenes. )


Austenland - GIVE IT TO ME
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All the Other Ghosts, [livejournal.com profile] rainjoyous

OH MY FUCKING GOD.

This is not a story about Glee, guys, I'm not even in Glee, I barely know what these characters look like. This is a story about FANDOM. Fandom and fans and all the fucking awesome and all the fucking shit. It's about superheroes and people who are heroes and people who are fucking villains and victims and abusers and rescuers and fucking everything. Just. UGH. Words cannot express. Fucking read it, and then cry your fucking heart out.

IT'S THREE IN THE FUCKING MORNING. I AM SOBBING LIKE A FUCKING BABY. FANDOM. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?

THIS IS WHY I'M HERE. THIS IS WHY I'M FUCKING HERE.
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Watching Festivids, The Magic Mike vid Less plot, more stripping got me thinking, has anyone done some sort of mashup between Full Monty and Magic Mike? OMG imagine if Carlyle could dance like Channing Tatum.

Wait, no that would be weird wouldn't it? Little bit. HAHA, RUSH THE STRIPPER.

Okay it's past my bedtime.

The Full Monty trailer and a vid

Actually I take it back. I would watch the shit out of Carlyle doing his moves like Jagger. 

I'll be in my bunk.

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Watched Waitress again. Loved it, so entirely women's pov, women's stories. Tough issues with a light and slightly surreal touch. Only nitpick is spoilers )

I've been listening to Just A Minute recently, and I was thinking about comedians and how doing a show like that is mostly about being quick-witted. It's all banter, you know? Hearing something, saying something sharp or funny or sarcastic without really having any time to think about it.

And then I started thinking about the Avengers Theatre AU and the Loki problem. I mean, flyting is basically a war of banter and 'your mum' jokes. Only with slightly more entrails and torture.

So, Loki the comedian. A comedian hired to be the villain in the panto, so we still get the villain thing.

I'm actually going to have to write this now aren't I?



I'm Glad You Came by shadowhisper

NOW I HAVE RUMBELLE FEELINGS ALL OVER AGAIN. EVEN STRONGERER THAN BEFORE.

GAH. I didn't even. That wasn't supposed to happen. Now I'm going to have to start watching it properly.



Trailers

mostly recs, a couple of anti-recs and some thoughts on race fail and remakes )
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...Now I have over 6,000 words of Sam/Lucifer drama.

Guys. I don't even watch the damn show, this was not supposed to happen.


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I do know I have an entire journal for reccing stuff, (now all imported over to dw since they've opened it up to free accounts: [community profile] nemo_recs ) but I intended to post my yuletide recs up there before anything else, and I've barely got started on the bookmarks A-B (I bookmarked interesting-looking fandoms alphabetically, I now have over 200. That's a minuscule percentage of the whole of my fandom related bookmarks... I realise I have a problem I bookmark compulsively.). Anyway, for this reason, here's my second random one-off fic rec.

This managed to induce me to pull a fanfic all-nighter. Honestly I don't know why I do this to myself. Having work only in the evenings is not an excuse, I'm practically falling asleep in class. Not cool when the student does it. Beyond the pale when it's the teacher. Two more hours 'till I can crash. FFFF.

Blood Magic and sequel Blood and Choice by [personal profile] gatewaygirl
Harry Potter
Harry, Snape, Hermione, Ron, Draco, Lupin
Snape is Harry's father. Changing relationships, family, growing up, Voldermort, blood politics and werewolves. This is a fandom classic that I could never get into back when I first encountered it. I decided to give it a go recently figuring my tastes might have changed, and apparently they have because not only did I love it, I was completely hooked as well, (thus the all-nighter). It was 80+ chapters of un-putdownableness, which was interesting because it's not particularly plotty, it's just got some cracking characterisation. Snape has a deliciously Sherlock-ish character, rather more mature and emotionally controlled than in other fics, and while the past is important, he's less obsessed with it than he is in canon (I mean, he's still Snape though, he's not nice or anything). It features a mature!Harry, which isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I like it a lot when it's pulled off well. I enjoyed the worldbuilding: the details of school life and magical theory, and the characterisation, once you accept it as not-quite-canon, is internally consistent and a lot of fun. It's interesting to see how the relationships change as the characters interact. It also quite satisfying nails the volatile nature of the Golden Trio's friendship. (When are they not fighting?) Could do with a Brit-pick, but that's just a minor quibble.
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Interview with Nolan Gould from Modern Family on Ellen.

OMG this is the awesomest thing ever. He is so adorable, I love how Ellen and everyone in the audience is just dying from the cuteness. I imagine he'd be the most irritating brother to live with in the ENTIRE WORLD.



I THOUGHT IT THERE WAS JUST THE SHERLOCK ONE, BUT THERE ARE SO MANY!

http://aguidetodeduction.tumblr.com/guides




Music videos... I've only recently realised how fun these can be - since before I was mostly on the farm where a single youtube vid took half an hour to load, which kinda defeats the purpose. These have all been presiously linked on my journal at various times, but does anyone have any other recs?

YOU SAY PARTY's Lonely's Lunch - BROWN PEOPLE! ALIENS! WORLDBUILDING! TRAGIC ROMANCE!
Brandom Flowers' Crossfire - KIDNAPPING! FEMALE HEROINE! NINJAS! CHARLIZE THERON!
Gorillaz' Do Ya Thing - IDEK WTF. A PLATE FULL OF EARS. A DOOR THAT OPENS INTO NOTHINGNESS. STARILIFTS.



This is what happens when the 'comfort' part is omitted from the h/c. (I CRY LIKE A BABY.) It's an epic comic strip about a girl raised by wolves. (GDI can I have fix it fic for this? Please?)



So, I love how tumblr is an efficient time-waster while I'm in class, requiring very little brainpower and not much typing. However, in the Hiddles/Loki fandom, there are these two BNFs who WANK THE WHOLE DAY LONG. It's sort of hilarious and tragic. )



The NY Times article - "They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve"

Which has been talked about by everyone and their mother, but I'm less interested in the 'OMG women can, like, invent stuff?' aspect of it, and more interested in the uses these phrases are put to. )

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I started this at a semi-reasonable hour, I swear.

if you liked the book you'll hate the movie by paperclipbitch
XMFC, Hank/Alex, Charles/Erik [high!school!au], [family dynamics]
This, seriously, this. I can't even explain, it's not what you expect. It's fun, but it becomes brilliant around Alex's POV, when the Charles/Erik not!flirting steps up, and the dysfunctional!family aspect kicks in. It's like crack except perfect. And I haven't the words. Just read it, it'll have you in stitches (and keep you up 'till five, apparently).
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Meta on reccing by [personal profile] kiki_eng. -- I'm reccing a meta post on reccing. It's like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that’s inside a KFC within a mall that’s inside of your dream!

Except your dream was a rec.

A REC WITHIN A RECPOST WITHIN A JOURNAL THAT'S INSIDE OF THE INTERNET!

...

I'm sorry. I'm stopping now.


Question: Why are those ubiquitious table lamps always green and always in the same design? )



Silly Bang Bang movies starring impossibly thin women in black leather pantsuits: )
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I wasn't lying when I made those last straw posts. I've finally had enough. That's not to say I'm dropping my white men fandoms. I'm not. I love them, I'm not going to deny that. But I've reached the point where I just can't stand to continue as I have been, complaining and still doing nothing.

So here is my first step on the path to hypocrisy-free media consumption and critique. For every white men centric source I consume (tv/film/vid I watch, book/fanfic I read etc) I'm going to consume two things about women or POC, a corresponding source if I can, but if not, fic for film or book for vid or any permutation is fine, as long as it's two for every one.

It's not exactly arduous! More media to enjoy!

The same rule however, is going for fanworks. I've got my Wolf!Stiles fic to post soon, and after that I'll create two female/POC centric fics/fan works. (Oh, and a twofer only counts as one.) They don't have to be equivalent size, it's more about opening my mind to the possibilities, it's not like I don't have fics about women and POC rattling around in my skull, but instead of rattling and back burnering, I'm pushing them to the front.

Plus I can work on original fic as well, (in fact that should probably take priority, um). So my work won't always appear up here, but when it's fandom related it definitely will.



The Queen's Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner. )



Takers (spoilers) )


I fail at memes )



Aliens, and TMI )



THAT'S WHERE I SAW HAWKEYE. )
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... and then I decided I had to send a vid primer to K.

IDEK 

Here, it might be interesting to some people. these are all vidrecs I've posted at nemo_recs at various times. ALSO I feel I have to put up a disclaimer. I know my Loki vid was shit. I feel bad critiquing really good stuff, then posting shite. It was just pissing me off and taking up my time and WMV wasn't cooperating but mostly I was being lazy and I just POSTED IT. SO yeah. whatever. I have to be up in 6 hours and I hate everything.


COPY PASTED. COS I ROCK. I'M NOT MAKING THE LINKS PROPER COS SLEEP MUST HAPPEN BEFORE I DIE. )
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Trailers

Chronicle

Could be fun. With caveat:

I feel like I need a tag for films where women only exist as 'the mum' or 'the girlfriend'. Female characters free standing and important in their own right? PFF NO. THE WIMMINZ only matter if they are defined by their relation to THE MENZ.

[world of girlfriends] maybe?
/made it.

The entire set up is one where there cannot be equality. It's not a matter of, 'the female characters don't do shit' it's a matter of, 'these characters are not the same as these other characters' -- The standards, the set up, the parameters, the everything, it's an entirely different scale we're marking them against.

It's like having a film about these people and some pets, whose defining characteristic is being owned by these people. You don't say, OH the dog had a big role or OH the dog had a great character, because it's a fucking dog, it's not a person, it doesn't work that way.

That's what these, [world of girlfriends] films do to women. It's not that the characters fall short, it's that they don't even get the chance to try. They're not in the fucking race. The makers/writers make a choice to rate male narratives above female, it's intrisnically sexist. No matter what happens in the film, there is no way for it to be equal.

It doesn't feel pointed, in that you don't get the icky, Christopher-Nolan-oh-god-stop-fridging-your-women, feeling. You just get that more insidious, I-have-been-erased-from-this-picture, feeling.

OH THANKS.


My week with Marilyn
IDK if I'll watch it, but Eddie Redmayne sure is pretty, (even if his lips freak me out a bit). Can we have more of these CHEEKBONES English boys please? Or just cast him and Hiddleston in everything ever, I'd settle for that.

The Iron Lady
Right, because there's such a lack of old white ENGLISH actresses. Not that I'll be watching it anyway, because fuck Maggie. But still it's the spirit of the thing. (Though from the trailer at least the accent sounds fine, so there is that I suppose).
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"Gentlemen... and that one hot chick over there. What are you prepared to do?":


Miss Piggy = Nick Motherfucking Fury:


I wanna quote, but the whole thing's hilarious - literal rap Captain America Trailer:


And bonus literal Harry Potter Deathly Hallows trailer because I love that shit:




As far as I can tell, this is what it'd look like if Bridget Jones interviewed Chris Evans:
At this point, which was a…number of drinks in, it was easy to forget that it really was an interview, and I'd be lying if I said it didn't cross my mind that something might happen (and that we'd go to the Oscars and get married and have babies forever until we died?).

Also I'm just stealing all links ever from [livejournal.com profile] aliassmith JSYK.



IDK if I want to try at nano again. On the one hand, I do want to. On the other, I have left it veeery late to do any planning and I already tried it once doing it without. That was fail.
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... that took absolutely forever to perfect. MY GOD.

Anyway, have an absurdly long save up of posts from the past few days...

I don't drink coffee at home. )

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My flatmate is obsessive about turning lights off, )

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OH MY GOD.

SOMEONE TELL ME THE HP AU OF DEVIL WEARS PRADA HAS BEEN WRITTEN. WITH FABULOUS!SNAPE AS MIRANDA AND NO!FASHIONSENSE!HARRY AS ANDY!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. OR POSSIBLY FABULOUS!MALFOY. THE ELDER OR YOUNGER, TAKE YOUR PICK. I NEED IT.

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Spanish language tv part one: )
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* I stayed up late then got up early. THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT.

Since I managed to anon fail on the Eagle kink meme, I might start writing and posting all the random Consequences 'verse bunnies I have in my mind. THEY ARE TAKING OVER. I NEED SPACE FOR THINGS LIKE RECIPES AND UM OTHER FICS AND... Yeah okay fine, I don't actually have anything better to store in the space between my ears. MULTIPLY YOU FLUFFY BASTARDS. HAVE AT.

A whole lot of rambling, mostly about the Celts, mention of some other things I'm writing, TSN and original fic, at end. )
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I post A LOT. I feel like I should be apologising? But, like, I won't be offended if I get de-friended or filtered. Hell, I won't even know if I'm getting filtered, so um, No, not apologising. I do have a warning in my (HAHA HIDDEN) profile. (Also I get far too much amusement out of the HAHA HIDDEN-ness. /am loser)

Right, so I read strive seek find yield by waldorph. (I love STXI fic that really thinks about the future, and incorporates all these awesome things about changing gender norms and society etc. it makes me wriggle with glee.)

Anyway, then then I had this urge to stare at pretty people in pretty suits... Because IDEK, my mind, it can be weirdly specific sometimes.

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