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VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS

In conclusion, Veronica Mars.
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Where Ward is replaced by a Muslim woman... )



* -- I have heard SHIELD has improved recently, so maybe this is no longer relevant. But I bet it doesn't have Muslim sorta lesbians and evil robots and conversations about race and passing and becoming part of the system and shared bodies and DEAD PUPPIES. So clearly mine is much better.
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Are there rules?

'Cos I cut for warnings or for spoilers, that's straightforward. But I also try and cut for length. But the way that works is the title or maybe a short summary tells you what the post is about and then you know whether or not you want to click. But my usual posts are a weird linkspam/collection of random, so how can I choose a pithy title for a post like that? I CAN'T. CASE IN POINT, ALL MY TITLES EVER.

So then, I don't want to put it under a cut, because then how will you know if you want to read it or not? But I don't want to leave it out of a cut because LOOOOOONG. So then I get out my trusty scatter-cut gun. But then people might look for a reason behind the cuts and THERE IS NONE. well, there is, but it's just length-based.

I AM TRYING TO CUT THE TEAL DEERS. CUT 'DEM DOWN. WE'RE EATING VENISON TONIGHT.
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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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My posting frequency may rise as I get this comm off the ground. Am cutting posts so that I take up less space on your flists/circles.

0.5) Questions page @ DW and LJ. -- Any typos? Glaring errors? Questions that should have been answered? Problems that should have been resolved? Also, anon commenting should be on, but LJ keeps telling me it's off. If anyone wants to test that in case it's my computer being weird, I'd be much obliged.

stuck in the middle with you )

Meta News

Jan. 20th, 2013 02:15 pm
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I mentioned a while back that I wanted to try starting up a meta fandom newsletter in the style of [community profile] metafandom.

Well, I've done it. It's called [community profile] metanews and I've spent most of the weekend trawling flists and circles and all sorts to fashion myself a large-ish pool from which to draw links from.

I'm gonna aim for an update every Monday, which means I'm going to try and stick to only current links, i.e. about a week old. That should limit the amount of trawling I have to do to a certain extent!

Anyway, as I've been compiling both my pool of meta-making places, and the actual meta links I'm going to post, I have come up against a number of problems and now I am going to speak about them, at you. Enjoy.

never gonna give you up... )

So 3 requests, dear flist/circle:

i. Any recs for meta writers/meta comms/fandom newsletters/anything vaguely fannish. Don't constrain yourself to journal sites only, I'm looking anywhere. If you want to tell me your own journal is open to being linked to, please do. But likewise don't be afraid my ([personal profile] nemonclature ) flist is now gonna become [community profile] metanews' hunting grounds because it's NOT. [community profile] metanews has its own flist

ii. Anyone willing to help me mod? Or give me newsletter-modding advice?

iii. Can anyone help me tracking the whole fandom fourth wall debate that's been going on this month? It seems to be a big thing going down, only it's all on tumblr. WHYYYYY. GOD WHYYYYYYYY?
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I wrote a grand total of fuck all today. Very fail. I've signed up for three separate challenges (because I hate myself, clearly). One I wrote some for but now can't face continuing. One has imploded in a a fiery fit of FML, this plot bunny is made of suck, and the last I'm now afraid to start because it has plot and I'm worried it'll make like the FML suck bunny of fire and death and awful terribleness.

So instead have random unrelated things I have been doing to distract myself:

I made this for dinner. I now have enough to feed a small army. (Well, fine. A very small army. Of four.)

Cooking blather )



I'm reading The Journey of the Soul: The story of Hai bin Yaqzan by Ibn Tufail which is an allegorical tale that follows the life of Hai bin Yaqzan, and talks about, variously: the path towards enlightenment; enlightenment thorugh spiritual experience vs enlightenment through knowledge; society vs solitude; religion vs spirituality; and the scientific method.

It's all fairly interesting stuff. Just... not exactly my kind of stuff. I'll review properly it when I'm done, but for now, I quite liked this bit:

"If the universe is an event, it must have a cause and if it had a cause, why did it act when it did and not earlier? Was there something which influenced the cause? But if there was nothing except the cause, how could anything influence it? Was the explanation simply that the cause had experienced a change in its essence? But if so, there must have been a cause that caused this change."

... And then his head exploded.



Trailers )

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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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After reading Blood Magic, I got a bit obsessed with long fics, and old school HP, specifically Harry/Voldemort. Thing is most, if not all Harry/Voldemort is absolutely fucking awful. I managed to find a couple of readable fics, pushed myself into reading the beginnings of a whole bunch of frankly unreadable fics (beginnings only, because I gave up after a chapter or so) and now EVERYTHING I READ IS AWFUL. IT BROKE ME GUIZ. I CAN'T READ FANFIC ANY MORE. MY EYESSSS. THEY BUUUURN.

This must be what hell feels like. Bad fic. Everywhere.
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I used fresh chillies instead of powder in my dinner, because I'm a bloody idiot. I accidentally bit down on a big piece, thinking it was red pepper.

My mouth's been on fire for the past FIVE MINUTES. NO SIGN OF ABATING. I've got no yoghurt and no bread in the house. I already drunk two glasses of milk.

IT BURNS.
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HAHAHHAHAHAHA DEALING WITH THE CONSEQUENCES IS FINISSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEED.

FUCKING FINALLY. OH MY GOD THAT TOOK SO LONG. )
In other news, I am attempting this degree game once more )
Um, I feel bad about the contentless-ness of this post. SO HAVE RANDOM LINKS I HAVE GATHERED FOR MY COURSE:

Podcasts:
Warwick Uni: Literature in the Modern World Podcasts
Apple Itunes - U - lectures and files and various university related miscellanea.

(possibly illegal) Book repositories:
library.nu
fullbooks
ebook3000

Some sort of epic bibliography/index of everything lit related ever:
A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology

Random RSA Animate lectures that have nothing to do with anything I just think they're cool.

ALSO THIS VIDEO, that again has nothing to do with anything, but whatevs, at least it's English related.


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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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Not dead, stupid busy though. Still struggling with the final two chapters of DwtC. Hoping to write them up while on the plane. Yes plane. Because I am moving to Barcelona on Monday. No job, no accommodation, just me, 30 copies of my CV and a suitcase. Oh yeah.

(oh help!)


I want to re-watch 500 Days of Summer. First time round I sympathised with Tom, but I've just got out of an awkward situation -- liking and semi dating a guy to see how it went, only to realise I wasn't actually into him and oh shit he was still into me.

How do you tread the line between leading someone on and just getting to know them?

Ugh, dramaz. I feel for Summer.
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I am planning a lesson about Alice in Wonderland. I'm looking for an abridged text to use with my students, and I came across this.

"...But when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT- POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet..."

I couldn't help but read the CAPSLOCK as if the narrator had suddenly STARTED SHOUTING! (The internet has broken me) And then I realised what it really needed was some CAPSLOCK SWEARING.

... Some helpful enabling later (thank you [livejournal.com profile] gelise!) and this is the result:

THE WHITE RABBIT. THAT GQMF. )


I should probably get back to planning the damn lesson now... Can't I just have the students all make GQMF posters for each other? That's useful shit, right?
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HAHAHA I'M STILL WATCHING THE DAMN MOVIE. I BLAME [livejournal.com profile] cerebel  . FOR EVERYTHING.

I'm gonna update this as I write more. If I write more. Now that I've gone and committed myself this is probably all your getting. More is happening! I should try this more often.

(Also I'm still reserving the right to hate this film when I'm done watching it. The plot holes alone are driving me mad, and I have been warned about the *fails.)

ETA: ok I have to get up early tomorrow, so live ficcing's gonna pause. I'm not going to promise I'll get back to it, since me and promises, oil and water. or possibly some other analogy that actually makes sense. But it's turning out to be a lot of fun, so we'll see. I kept my non-promise!

Also, yes, I am aware this has effectively turned into the OT3 retelling of the movie.

ETA 2: RIGHT, So not only is my version of a happy ending, not particularly happy. But I didn't manage to get any actual shippiness in there, just lots of pre-ship UST and angst. I fail at this game.

**

Oxford is... Oxford is gorgeous. (Raven) )
How is he not supposed to get flustered? (Charles, Charles/Raven) )
"Wait, wait, wait." (Charles, Charles/Erik) )
Shit. shit shit. Shit shit shit. (Hank) )
Hank/Raven/Erik POVs of the almost kiss )
"Shaw's got friends." (Charles, Charles/Erik) )
The sun shone brighter (Charles, Charles/Erik) )
Charlie's bouncing (Raven, Charlie/Raven) )
They choose the stripper first (Raven) )
It's... fun. It's actually fun, a lot of fun. (Erik, Charles/Erik) )
"Your trousers!" (Erik) )
So, Mummy and Daddy are off, picking up more strippers. (Raven) )
Everything is light. (Darwin, Darwin/Alex) )
He can't see her, he can't see her... (Charles, Charles/Raven) )
They were all... easy with each other. (Alex, Alex/Darwin) )
It's late, (Raven, Charles/Raven) )
The gun is pointed at Erik's head. (Charles, Charles/Erik) )
He didn't hear Moira. (Erik, Charles/Erik) )
This is it. (Hank) )
She's in her own skin. (Charles, Charles/Raven)) )He felt Erik place the helmet on his head. (Charles, Charles/Erik) )
"Erik, Erik!" (Erik, Charles/Erik) )

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