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Apr. 21st, 2014 07:00 am
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Cat, there is no way that can be comfortable. (she's draped half over my knee, half on the desk, sound asleep and snoring a little.)
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Me in 2012: Why on earth would people want to watch fan vids made from movie cam footage? How hard is it to wait for nice quality DVD footage?

Me in 2014: *desperately trawls Youtube for every Winter Soldier cam vid in existence*

In other news, I have to say there's something intensely weird about coming into a fandom at the start of the escalation curve of a juggernaut pairing. Cutting the rest of this for assorted 'Winter Soldier' spoilers ... )

B5 rec

Apr. 21st, 2014 08:39 am
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[personal profile] selenak
Easter holidays with the family have been lovely so far, lots of sunshine except for Friday, hence also lots of hiking through the Franconian scenery. However, the APs are having computer troubles, which means my only internet connection is via my trusty Ipad, which means certain tv will have to wait until I'm back in Munich (which I will be tonight). (Except for Orphan Black, which is now up at Itunes and hence accessible to yours truly. Will be reporting anon.)

This also means I don't dare to go on twitter or facebook for their horrible spoileriness and only very carefully on lj. Once upon a Time especially is something I want to watch sans spoiler. However, there is always fanfic from closed canons, like this wonderful Londo (& G'Kar, Vir, Delenn, Timov) Babylon 5 story. Among many other things, it illustrates why I'm glad B5 didn't end with s4 plus Sleeping in Light, not despite but because Londo is my favourite character. Yes, Londo is in an apparantly good place at the end of s4. But it's one of denial. He hasn't confronted what he did yet, not really. This story bridges the time between Rising Star and The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari in s5, and builds up to the confrontation of his past and responsibility that starts there.

My Graceless Heart (5775 words) by Amatara
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Londo Mollari, G'Kar, Vir Cotto, Timov, Delenn
Additional Tags: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Heart Attacks, Guilt, Destiny

Five conversations Londo had in the days before his heart attack, without seeing the warning signs.

Daily Happiness

Apr. 20th, 2014 10:59 pm
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1. I had a nice, relaxing day off. I slept in until around 9.30 (that's late for me now!), made a delicious brunch of scrambled eggs, hash browns, and arabiki sausage, and then spent the day watching old Simpsons episodes and working on manga.

2. Finally, finally, FINALLY, I got a new chapter of Gunjo posted! I really thought I'd never be able to continue with this one, so it's pretty exciting.

3. The other day I beat a level of Candy Crush I'd been stuck on for months. I'd pretty much given up on ever getting past it and really wasn't playing the game much anymore. Then all of a sudden I beat it! And now the game is fun again! (Until I get stuck on another level forever...)

Scanlations: Gunjo ch. 11

Apr. 20th, 2014 10:05 pm
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[personal profile] torachan

Title: Gunjo
Original Title: 群青 (Gunjou)
Author: Nakamura Ching
Publisher: Ikki Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Maar + HappyScans! + Kotonoha
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Out of desperation, a woman asks an old high school friend to kill her abusive husband for her. The friend, having long been in love with this woman, does it, and now they are on the run from the law.

Chapter Summary: Having thrown away all their money when they decided to turn themselves in, the two women now find themselves in an even worse situation after changing their minds and running away from the cops. It's a cold, rainy night and they can't seem to find so much as a bench with an overhang under which to rest.

Chapter 11
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Perfume sniff notes! 9 BPAL scents: Rogue, The Rose, Dragon's Tears, Bastet, Tzadikim Nistarim, Sea of Glass, Djinn, Euphrosyne, Omen.

9 scent reviews )

Orphan Black and Captain America: TWS

Apr. 20th, 2014 08:58 pm
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Anyone else feel the opening credits are far too short? I was looking for individual credits for Sarah, Allison, and Cosima. *g*

It's Back )

on self and concepts -- and anger.

Apr. 20th, 2014 02:31 pm
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I am serving on a committee that is working on programming for a women's retreat/conference next year. During a recent committee meeting we were attempting to come up with themes and discussion queries - questions or sentences framed in an open manner to encourage thoughtful consideration - and we got stuck on how to talk about bodies. and that got me stuck as well. )

MCU AU Fest optional details

Apr. 20th, 2014 12:54 pm
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Dear Writer,

I'm leaving this space blank for now because I'm in the middle of exams. But don't worry! I will update soon with my likes, dislikes, and other optional details to hopefully inspire you to write.

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To me, it means taking responsibility for the things you can take responsibility for. We're not responsible for everything in our lives - we're surrounded by a whole sea of stuff we have very little control over - but there are things we can take responsibility for, and where we can, adults do.

It means knowing exactly where you really are in life - without lying to yourself about what you are really like - and then setting your directions from there, rather than from some idealised version of yourself that never really existed.

It means that rather than making decisions on the basis of wishful thinking, you work out what the cost will be of getting the thing you want and make a conscious decision as to whether that's a cost you're willing to pay.

It means putting in the effort to understand world around you as it really is, not as we wish it was, and doing what's necessary to cope with that. And, sure, trying to change it for the better - but from a place of knowledge, not assumptions and bias.

(None of this is easy, and nobody gets this right all of the time - I sure as hell don't. Adulthood is an ideal to strive for, not something you achieve. Oh, and it shouldn't stop you from having a damn good time and engaging in child-like fun along the way.)

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Apr. 20th, 2014 07:46 am
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I'm fishing for cats!

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Daily Happiness

Apr. 19th, 2014 11:42 pm
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[personal profile] torachan
1. There's a new limited edition flavor of Haagen Dazs bars: pomegranate dark chocolate. They're sooooo good. *_*

2. Day off tomorrow! I worked last Sunday and then Wednesday spent way too much time getting my mom's computer set up, so I feel like I haven't really had a full day off to just relax and enjoy in a while!

3. Thanks for all the sympathy on the post about my bike. I appreciate it. ♥

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Apr. 19th, 2014 10:12 pm
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(9:57:20 PM) [personal profile] staranise: I've been reading a psychiatry textbook, which is apparently my soothing place
(9:57:38 PM) [personal profile] staranise: and reflecting on how *sensible* some personality disorders sound
(9:58:08 PM) [personal profile] recessional: that miiiight be a sign you're under a bit too much stress, doll.

Bike woes

Apr. 19th, 2014 07:12 pm
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[personal profile] torachan
My bike was stolen today. :( I came out from work tonight and it was just gone. I always lock it to the cart return right in front of the front door of the store, so someone was pretty bold to take it from there. :-/

I'm not sure what I should do now... I really loved that bike! Part of me wants to go down to Performance and see if they have another one just like it in stock and buy that, but what if it gets stolen again? This was always my worry with buying a nice bike. With a crap bike, it sucks if it gets stolen, but it's not such a huge blow. Maybe I should just get a cheap bike off Amazon like I was originally planning. :(

In the meantime, I do still have my old bike, but having just ridden it for a few days again last week while my new bike had a flat (that pisses me off even more! I just paid to have the flat tire repaired and then it was stolen!), it really made me realise even more how nice it is to have a good bike. It was terrible going back to having almost no brakes and all the other problems of the old bike.

One thing I know, whether I get a nice bike or a cheap bike, I'm going to see if I can keep it inside at work during the day rather than lock it outside. There were a couple of other bike-riding guys who used to work there who put their bikes in the back storage area. I didn't want to because it's pretty crowded back there and I didn't want my bike to be in the way, but I'm going to have to insist.


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