Fic Writing

Oct. 19th, 2017 06:28 pm
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Dear character in a fic,

you are being written by me. So three sex scenes in a fic is a little much to expect. Three sex scenes in the span of what would be 6 hours chronologically is practically impossible. Also, you're supposed to be declaring your if-not-undying-then-at-least-passing-faithful love for a character who is not the other character in scene 2 out of 3.

I sense rewriting. Much rewriting.

(Or, I will finish Swings and Roundabouts if it kills me.)

Wednesday reading

Oct. 18th, 2017 07:03 pm
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Recently finished
Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell

Currently reading
Still reading Virtual Histry, but have not made much progress. Started The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory as it was at hand as Kindle book on my tablet when I finished Stonehenge and Ivanhoe by Walter Scott (another SantaThing pressie) on the train yesterday.

Reading next
Not sure

(no subject)

Oct. 18th, 2017 01:49 am
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I had a really fun final game of the night session of Town of Salem (omg, being vet is literally the best role ever) and now I'm going to bed cuz TIRED. xD

Just wanted to say my NaNo story idea/brainstorming thingabob is still open to ideas. So far, I'm looking at a potential NaNo Original fic with femslash, involving skypirates, mystery, and a possible revenge questline. =D More ideas are welcomed! (Setting? Genres? Cryptids or not? xD )

Also - [community profile] holly_poly is open for signups! It's a multimedia exchange for OT3s and moresomes! =D I already signed up and sign ups look a little slow, so come on! (Maybe they're not slow, I just may be really excited about them.)

[community profile] femslashex, btw, has their collection open for extra fics/treats and author reveals haven't happened yet so maybe write a drabble for someone? I wrote one! =D I'm hoping to write more, even after reveals. =B --- I really wanted to participate in the exchange, but I wasn't confident in my writing at the time of signups so I bowed out. Now, however, I wanna WRITE SO MUCH YAY! xD

And I believe [community profile] smallfandombang is still open for signups! I still haven't decided exactly on what I want to write, but I'll think of something.

Ok, sleeeep nowwwww. =3=

Fic - Recovery - 1/1

Oct. 16th, 2017 08:43 pm
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Title: Recovery
Author: Evandar
Fandom: The Hobbit
Rating: T
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Pairing: Thranduil/Legolas
Warnings: Parent/child incest
Disclaimer: I do not own The Hobbit and I am making no profit from this story.
Summary: The drawing of the Shadow from Dol Guldur has been as the drawing of a slow and deadly poison from a wound, and it has left him weakened – though with the faint promise of strength to be regained.
AN: This was written entirely for my own ridiculous self-interests.

My King demands the best of me... )

Mindhunter

Oct. 15th, 2017 12:15 pm
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This weekend I've binge-watched Mindhunter, the new Netflix series about the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit in the late 1970s, as it began developing the modern practice of profiling by interviewing incarcerated serial killers (and even invented the term "serial killer").

Some thoughts under the cut )

Cinema-going

Oct. 15th, 2017 09:00 am
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My third and final London Film Festival film was The Battle of the Sexes, about Billie Jean King ending up to play Bobby Riggs. I didn't really know anything about her or the story of the match beyond the brief description in the programme. It was a fun film to watch—the tennis was fun to watch, the female characters were great and Billie Jean's husband was sweet, but I found the constant, casual sexism depicted in the film quite shocking. And I don't know if the real-life Bobby Riggs had any redeeming qualities but the film version certainly didn't.

Dragon Age Origins: Now with mods!

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:19 am
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Did I mention I started a new Dragon Age Origins playthrough with the Complete Bi Overhaul, Polygamey, and Improved Atmosphere mods? It's been great.
Read more... )

Blade Runner 2049

Oct. 14th, 2017 06:45 pm
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From before Blade Runner 2049

Murder on the Orient Express looks dreadful. Why make a film of a book if you're going to change it that much? (in keeping with the main topic, Blade Runner had the decency not to call itself “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”.)

The Snowman appears to be this year's entry in the Scandi-noir feature no/few Scandinavians genre.

Given the multiple millions that went into the new Justice League trailer, the CGI is remarkably bad. And I’m still stuck with the feeling that the only character I like separately is my boy Bats.

D that saw Blade Runner 2049 with pointed out that the Thor: Ragnarok trailer was hardly any better on the CGI front, buttons least that appears to be a stylistic choice and you know, I <3 Thor and the gang.

Blade Runner 2049

A lot of the points I am going to mention cover the same ground as Selenak does here. She explains what I liked and disliked better than I can, in fewer words, so I recommend reading her take on the film, and then coming back to read this for the couple of points where we disagree, and a few more specifically-me points.

- I maintain my feeling of unease about a film about 30 years in the future of what people 40 years ago thought now would look like. Where are the films about what people now think 40 years in the future will look like?

- Denis Villeneuve is a stonkingly good director. He keeps a lot of the visual language from the original, but imbues it with his own feel which is a lot softer than Ridley Scott’s.

- The BBFC rating includes a warning for sexualised nudity. Anyone who finds any of the nudity in this film arousing has issues. I think it was very well done, and thematically works but yes, the director deliberately went for “the commodification of sex and bodies is bad” and it worked.

- The film works best when deals with the flipside of Blade Runner’s “what does it mean to be human”. 2049 asks “what does it mean to not be human?”

Everything below this is a spoiler. )

On to some more general points:

- I know why film-makers have characters use axe kicks in films. They look cool. I am willing to go with “rule of cool”, even if I don’t like axe kicks. What I don’t get is why the characters being attacked by axe kicks never use the “proper” defence against them, even if that character is supposed to have fight training. Axe kicks are so easy to defend against, why does nobody ever do it?!

- I say this about every film he’s in, but when did Dave Batista get so good? He’s a foot taller than me and about two of me in weight, and yet, when Sapper Morton put his glasses on I wanted to protect him. That’s a neat trick.

- I really like Hans Zimmer’s work. If you need a film composer who can ape someone else’s style and rework it into something new, he’s the best choice. The problem isn’t him, the problem is when the soundsystem of the cinema you are in can’t take all those tones at once, and you get massive reverb even when the soundtrack doesn’t want it. Also, I’m reasonably sure that chunks of the soundtrack could be used for soundboarding people. I know it’s deliberate but some of that really messed with my brain.

~~~~

In short (too late, I know), Blade Runner 2049 is a good film. It’s not as good as Blade Runner. It may or may not be a good sequel to Blade Runner.

goodbye and good luck

Oct. 14th, 2017 11:05 am
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The kitty has gone to the shelter. It ended up being a bit of a production. Cut for emotional distress, both the cat's and mine )

help meeeee

Oct. 14th, 2017 01:15 pm
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My brother's birthday is in three days. He is asking for audiobooks. I am going to venture the guess that podcasts would also be welcome (though I suspect podfic would not). He is offering zero guidance on which ones. I have no idea what books he already owns in any format, except that he owns a very great deal of Catholic nonfiction in hardcopy, and also some Tolkien. I asked him in September to name a few genres he wants to read in or subjects he wants to be educated on so I would have a place to start. (I know Catholic theology on the "I went to Sunday school with the parish until I got confirmed" level. He knows Catholic theology on the "I have a Master's in theology from Franciscan" level.) He has not responded.

What should I get him, or recommend to him? The less money I need to spend, the better. (Though I assume pointing him at Amazon Music's $0.00 dramatic reading of the KJV is cheating.)

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