I can't bring myself to delete 180 words, but I also don't want this sitting in a file staring at me like it needs attention, so here's 180 words of gen Grace and Frankie fic as sort of a pre-mmom (that is, Merry Month of Masturbation) exercise.
I just... have a lot of feelings about Grace and the research that would've been involved before they could develop the prototype for the Menage a Moi.
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Cheerfully nuts, but controlled—mostly. Seven extraordinary infants are adopted by an eccentric scientist and trained to fight...crime? Robots? Threats from outer space? Super villains? Alien super villains? Robots? It's not super clear, but you get the gist. This world also has hyper-intelligent chimpanzees and a moon base, so it's got some science fiction elements to it while still having a retro feel, and I like the resultant mood, a kind of nostalgic futurism. The art does a lot of fun stuff with this in the background.
I love the character design, especially that of 1 and 5. The proportions of Spaceboy's Martian ape body are very pleasing to me. That huge chest and the tiny legs and head. I can't get enough of it. The art has an old school feel, reminiscent of Dave Gibbons's work in Watchmen—again with the background details—though Stewart's colors are much more rich and layered. The storytelling reminds me of Alan Moore, too, though with more of an early Promethea feel.
I'm interested in what this is doing (especially Séance—more of him please) and where it's going, except, under all the flash and primates, it's just another comic book filled with white dudes. The Indian manservant (very Wes Anderson and not in a good way) isn't even named in the text and if he speaks at all, it's to provide directions. And then there are the women. All three of them. Because women only make up 30% of the population, right? This is why you have to manufacture your own out of dress forms and wheels. Then Vanya, who isn't given near enough motivation to destroy the world, by the way, spends most of the book naked. She's introduced to us naked (as a baby) then again (as an adult) while wearing a thong and sitting with her legs spread. We see so much of her ass. Especially later when she's redesigned to be naked all the time. If you're going to be like that, where's the male nudity? Also there's a bigger question about the kind of violence done against the female characters in this book and how it compares to the injuries sustained by the men.
Still I did enjoy this and want to know more. I'll be reading the next volume.
Contains: blood, dead bodies, exploding heads, violence, dub-con body mod, dub-con kiss, mind control.
After successfully recording 5 podfics each for the 'Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology IX' in February and the 'Out Of The Auditary 2019' fest in March I wanted to keep the ball rolling and signed up for podfic bingo.
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Back to outlining! I made, I think, a lot of progress today. I had to leave off kind of in the middle of things, but I think with a few more days' work I will be able to see the shape of things more clearly.
And though I didn't think to mention it yesterday, besides meeting my NaNo goal I've also hit 75K year-to-date (76,063 to be exact) which puts me halfway to my year goal of 150K! This might sound like I'm ahead, but I set my goal and my pace with the conscious intention of leaving a few months' time for a lot of revising that wouldn't yield much new wordcount. I have some big project goals on the slate this year (including the fic I'm working on right now) and revision is going to be very necessary. So in reality I'm exactly where I should be.
And now, a snippet for WIP Wednesday!
2) Speaking of seductions, I really liked the second episode of Fosse/Verdon ( Read more... )
3) The last episode of B99 made me feel shippy about Kevin and Raymond :) At the same time I could not get into Amy and Jake's argument about having kids in the episode before it. ( Read more... )
4) Speaking of reproduction, we have robins right now trying to nest on our door wreath. We took the first wreath off the door and let it sit on the ground for about a week. We hoped they'd stop, which they did. However even after removing their nest-in-progress, when we put it back on the door, they started right up again.
We've just put up a new wreath and put a dead plant pot with their nest materials by the door. I sprayed the new wreath with a natural oil insect repellent so maybe that'll work? One door nest has been enough.
5) Some pertinent articles about the lack of diversity progress in entertainment fields: An exec who expected the investigation about Les Moonves' behavior to delve into racial discrimination at CBS found it was ignored, while the romance writers' field is diversifying a whole lot more slowly than fantasy and scifi. It astonishes me that there are still people who think these playing fields are even – it has to be a matter of deliberate ignorance because I don't see how it could be missed.
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1) How do you solve your problems?
b) picking locks
c) punching them
d) talking down to people
f) punching them but purple
g) standing around looking shady
h) leaving a secret message for someone in a place they never look
j) a motorcycle
(With apologies to this post.)
(Whisperspace: why the hell did my browser decide to change the default search engine to bing, and how did it take me multiple days to notice?!)
I opened all the windows today; later I turned on the a/c in the living room, which gets quite warm quite fast in the bright sun, but my bedroom window stayed open and the room is perfectly airy and cool. J and I walked three or four miles on our date, getting sprinkled on by lackadaisical rain, because that's our idea of fun. My feet are tired from the walk, but I'm still at my standing desk because I'm not going to sit in the stuffy living room when I could stand in front of my window and feel the breeze brushing gently up against me.
Alex is crouched on the sill, where I suspect he has spent most of the day, ogling the birds and drinking the fresh air. He ought to be an outdoor cat, poor guy, and this is the best he can get. On the other hand, if he were an outdoor cat, he wouldn't get to nap curled up in the crook of my C-shaped body pillow, which I have learned to leave arranged just how he likes it when I get up for the day. As I wrote this, he came over and chirped at me for pattins, so I hope he does feel he gets enough perks for being our cat and not his own.
I should be working, here at my lovely new desk, but I needed to share this moment, this sweet foot-ache, this purring cat, this generous breeze with all of you.
Which is to say I'm going to try and use this journal for more than occasional random updates and Friday posts. I don't know how good I'll be with it but I really want to try and be more communicative.
As I do that, I'm also going to try and make myself more available. So, if you want my Discord is linked below. Feel free to add m and I do the adding thing back. I don't mind being spoken to or poked at, I just am bad at starting conversations sometimes.
And yeah, this is also a note to say that yes, I am still alive and trying to be okay. I had a psych appointment today that went well and therapy yesterday that went...okay, I guess. We'll see how that goes.
I'm trying though, guys. I really am.
Anyhow. I used to have my open tabs under control, now I have 43 of them, the horror! Most of it is thanks to the Guardian fandom which ensures my reading list is full of delightful fannish content every day. Seriously, if one isn't in the fandom already, just subscribing to sid_guardian and seeing all the posts popping up can get you in the mood to join in. I mean, there's everything - the tiniest details of canon discussed, vids, fanart, fic, fans subbing and translating, icon battles, various episode reviews, ... Over 100 members, nearly 400 (!) entries to the comm already. Meanwhile, I haven't re-watched the show, yet, and am also still waiting to get in the mood to read all the excellent fanfic out there.
Instead I'm reading 杀破浪 Sha Po Lang by priest in Chinese (translation), and it's so hard! I re-read the first chapters in translation, though, and I do seem to get the gist, usually. What still impresses me most is the dark humour. The story's very engaging so far, I'm at the beginning of chapter 43 (of well over one hundred).
I was somewhere in the middle of SCI Mystery case 4 (about 1000+ pages in in my ebook version) when I abandonded it thanks to foxghost's enthusiastic rec of Sha Po Lang... I've watched the drama's first few eps, too, but stopped so as to avoid spoiling myself too much, that'd just discourage me from actually reading on. I have to say, SCI Mystery totally is the easiest Chinese text I've read, not including any textbook texts, of course. It also gives off extreme yaoi-tropey vibes. Reminded me of actual yaoi/shounen ai manga I read about 15+ years ago.
Via tumblr, I stumbled over Original Sin (subbed eps) and started watching. Good production value and it's very intriguing, but pretty dark and I was distracted by other things, which is my new theme. It's a wonder I ever finish anything these days.
Thanks to a primer, I also got into The Magicians at the worst possible time and watched up to season 2 ep 10. Now I'm not sure if I'll ever return to it (though it's more a matter of being able to bear it than one of protest), although it was the first show in forever to actually give me story ideas. It just seemed so promising for writing all the poly constellations, plus AUs are practically canon.
It's already been ages since I finished 魔道祖师 Modao Zushi (The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation). I enjoyed it a lot - Wei Wuxian is one of the most engaging protagonists I've read in forever, so I already got hold of other books by the same author. Will get to them eventually - only about 800 pages left of Sha Po Lang. (I'm not crying, you're mistaken...) It should be great to read them if just to relax after getting through priest's style. I mean, the language is beautiful, I'm just in way over my head.
There are quite a few things I still want to post about but I'm tired, so this is it for now. Hi there to anyone who actually subscribed to me in the last few months! I hope I'll be able to engage more sometime soon. My toddler will go to daycare starting in May, so who knows - I might actually feel able to rub two brain cells together and write something more often then.
I'm home and it's a good thing I came home on Monday because I found a notice that they're redoing the pavement today and tomorrow for the entrance of the apartment complex (thus I can't enter the complex), then the next two days after that are repaving the exit (thus you can't leave!). I'm fortunate that it's my spring break still so I don't have to go anywhere, but people are still working, so the street will be filled with their cars because they can't enter/then exit, depending on the day. They're going to repave the rest of the apartment complex parking areas in the beginning of May, but as I'm looking at the map and the colored sections...it looks like the one for my side and another section include the entrance/exit parts that are supposed to be repaved these four days. What?
I'm making a list of things I need to do around the apartment while I'm stuck here. It's a bit of a mess because I'm usually busy with my grad program, but I need to start organizing because I'll have a classmate living with me for a month before we start clinicals. I'm going to move my computer desk into my bedroom, but that leaves my living room completely empty since I don't have furniture. The goal, after saving up money for the name change, is to save up for things I need before he arrives in the guest bedroom, along with some stuff for the living room. I was looking at pinterest and I was thinking a bench and some chairs would be nice. The only couch I want is at IKEA and too expensive for me right now, but bench and chairs I could save up and swing for.
I keep fiddling around with my requests for Not Prime Time, but I think these are the fandoms and relationship tags I'm going to stick with. There's currently 52 participants so far, but I'm surprised no one has requested Mulan yet. There's a bunch of fandoms I expected to be requested since they were nominated into the tag set. We'll see! Right now Captain Marvel is the most requested fandom, though Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms is the most offered.
Sign ups for Not Prime Time close on April 30th. Instructions to sign up are here and the tag set.