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([personal profile] malurette Sep. 26th, 2017 09:27 pm)
For a couple of hours I feared I had lost my copies of Coraline and The Graveyard Book durung the move as I couldn't find them in my bookcases--false alarm, they were just in the small pile on the floor next to the downstairs bookcase, the few big children's books that wouldn't fit on the shelves yet.
Now reassured that Coraline and Bod are not lost and are indeed one right next to the other, all I can think of is a crossover where they explore their worlds' boundaries together. Fandom being fandom, I'm sure it exists somewhere; question is, are the fanworks any good, and am I enough of an explorer to go look for some?
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([personal profile] lessonsinescapology Sep. 26th, 2017 10:15 pm)
The new medical drama from David Shore, of House M.D fame, stars Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy, a young paediatric surgeon with autism and savant syndrome on San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. Highmore is a phenomenal actor; I can't believe he's only 25. The cast is stellar too, full of familiar actors whom most of us have seen on various TV shows even if the names elude us.

Yes, it's a little heavy-handed on the side of sentiment but in today's world perhaps a little optimism isn't a bad thing to have, it's nice to believe that it's okay to be different and still be accepted by society and successful in one's chosen profession.

And that final exchange of lines is why David Shore is such a good writer. Great dramatic note to end the first episode on.

I really hope this series will be successful enough to continue for a few seasons at least.
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([personal profile] allekha Sep. 25th, 2017 09:09 pm)
Image of my garden haul from Saturday )
Four eggplants and lots of basil! (Three of the eggplants have already disappeared, as I have discovered that nasu dengaku is delicious.) I have another eggplant I need to harvest tomorrow, too, plus more peppers coming in - I finally figured out which pepper was the odd one out because it's growing long fruit that I think are supposed to turn red, not the tiny yellow ones. My basil did start catching some sort of fungal infection :/ but they seem to be recovering, though I need to spray them again. I've been picking plenty of leaves (which they regrow just as fast, it seems) so ventilation shouldn't be an issue. I have been throwing the leaves in anything I can - pasta, soup, pesto.

I've been very busy this month - I had a lit review that I had to finish for my program requirements. I just sent it in last Thursday, and my advisor wants to discuss it tomorrow. My beta readers thought it was great - hopefully he won't be too, "You need to change this and this and I don't know how you even concluded this and take this part out and why didn't you talk about so and so in this part?" (Mostly because it was a pain to write for various reasons. And I still have to do a presentation for it, but that part's easy!) I have an exam tomorrow, too, but I don't think it should be too hard.

Most of my free time not spent writing the lit review was focused on my Relationshipping fic, and as soon as that was done I promised myself not to write anything else until the review was done. You would think that I would be happy to take a break after finishing a 20k fic, but apparently my brain is bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. It'll be nice to write something I actually want to work on again, that isn't academic. I'm not starting anything for Trick or Treat yet, but I have a list of people I want to write treats for, and I might even try drawing something for someone.

And I want to get back to Genji. (I did take a day off to read the last book of Lockwood & co when it arrived, and very much enjoyed it.) And all the longer Rare Ships on Ice stuff I haven't had time to read. Actual research and programming, too, and it would be nice if I knew that the rest of my research group was alive....
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([personal profile] alias_sqbr Sep. 25th, 2017 10:18 pm)
I did Dragon Age Remix and Remix Revival one after the other, which means I have a WHOLE HEAP of remixes by both me and other people to link to. Below the cut: Eight works about female characters from Dragon Age (mostly dwarves), and one Portal fic.

Image descriptions at each link.
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([personal profile] prodigy Sep. 24th, 2017 10:10 pm)
Hi, Yuletide writer! Thank you so much in advance for writing for me, I deeply look forward to whatever you have in store. ♥ I've been around the Yuletide block several times and you can find my previous letters here if you're interested. I'm pretty easy, and my preferences haven't changed that much.

My AO3 name is [ profile] prodigy. You can find me on Tumblr at [ profile] ourlightsinvain or consult my good friend [personal profile] relia/[ profile] lifecrystals if you're interested in scoping out my tastes.

I like: all ratings; happy and unhappy endings; romance; explicit sex and porn in non-PWP stories; gothic, horror-, and suspense-themed stories; canon-typical casefic and self-contained plots; linear and nonlinear storytelling; humor, including in dark and dramatic situations; canon-divergent AUs; pre-canon and backstory fic; interactive fiction; uneven and fraught power dynamics; worldbuilding.

I don't like: PWP; fluff or domesticity fic; setting-based AUs (college, historical, etc.); crossovers and fusions.

I'm opting into Crueltide and IF, which will both be links when they're up!

Fate/Zero )

Lackadaisy )

Alien: Covenant )
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([personal profile] malurette Sep. 24th, 2017 09:19 pm)
Wow, this year's batch was so much better than last year's! I hope next year's will be as good? (Good things it's only once a year, by the way, because I couldn't handle movie allnighters too often.)
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([personal profile] tiamatschild Sep. 24th, 2017 10:09 am)
Good morning, good morning, the little birds say!

Feed me, feed me, the little birds say!

Jazz station, jazz station! the little birds say!

I'm having breakfast have breakfast with me! With me! The little birds say!

What can I say, she definitely keeps me on track.
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([personal profile] lessonsinescapology Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:09 am)
Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.

Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 Sep 1694-1773)
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([personal profile] malurette Sep. 20th, 2017 09:19 pm)
I've just finished watching the new season of Race to the Edge Read more... )
I'll stipp wait for the next season, hope we get it soon, and that it contains more goodness than not-sogood-ness.
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([personal profile] malurette Sep. 18th, 2017 07:15 pm)
Mouahahaha la Nuit de l'Animation ça va être ce week-end et j'ai trop hâte d'y être !!
Le programme cette année est sacrément alléchant.

Je proposerais bien à tout~ le~ monde~ de venir avec, mais voilà, comme je compte bien y rester toute la nuit, je ne vais pas pouvoir héberger ceux qui seraient moins motivés et voudraient arrêter en cours de route. Et je ne sais pas si moyennant un oreiller, un masque de sommeil et des bouchons d'oreilles il est possible de dormir dans le théâtre pendant les dernières heures ?.

Light years after everyone else, I installed Spotify on my netbook and phone. The netbook version is easier to browse songs with c/f the Android one. My main purpose is to keep up with popular Western artists that are less talked about than e.g Taylor Swift or One Direction (whose members seem to have gone solo). But since Spotify also has Jpop and Kpop, watch me fall down the same holes, when not bingeing on Ariana Grande and Zedd.

The president inaugurated Indonesia's national library building [news], all 24 floors and three basements of it. I... can't wait to see everything it has to offer.

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([personal profile] karanguni Sep. 16th, 2017 02:40 am)
i bought a giant heatpack-filled-with-herbs-and-wondrousness from Origins and it's over my shoulders and mmm i can't wait for winter
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([personal profile] alias_sqbr Sep. 15th, 2017 03:14 pm)
Hiveswap Act 1 is the long awaited Homestuck point and click adventure game! It's a lot of fun and not TOO hard but I still got stuck sometimes. Also quite short! Here's a full playthrough video I used when I got stuck.

Note for anyone with bad reflexes: the vast majority of it isn't time based but one section is and I found it mildly challenging as someone with very poor hand eye coordination. Also there's some references to abusive behaviour on par with stuff in Homestuck.

Below the cut is a half remembered text walkthrough. It's just the relevant instructions, but still pretty spoilery.
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([personal profile] karanguni Sep. 12th, 2017 10:24 pm)
mental health explodes but your boss assures you a many-thousand-dollar raise is coming if you can but HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT(S)