So I decided to drop out of the Het Big Bang for this year. It's been a pretty shite year at work which sapped a lot of my mojo for anything longer than a comment fic piece and the 9k of words that I have will never be stretched to 25k by the end of August. Which sucks because I hate dropping out of things, I love the Het Big Bang challenge and I actually know exactly how I want the story to go - it's just that every time I sit down to write anything on it, my brain goes "Nope" and I end up staring at a blank screen.
On the other hand, I started a completely different fic yesterday, just writing out a snippet of something that came into my head and I now have *checks word counter* 7,127 words of angsty fluffy plot with a few other scenes in my head that will need to be written to make it work as an actual fic that makes sense and stuff. The irony that I could have just pulled a switcheroo and declared this for the Het Big Bang Mini Bang option is not lost on me, alas I had already filled out the poll by the time I realised that I'd written 5000 words in 12 hours. Plus it's a literal fandom of two, but hey it is making me happy and not much has done that this year so yeah.
So I did a funny little tour of some of the southern Scottish islands and shambled around Oban area for a while. My pictures are aminly from either my phone or digital polaroid, because Athena pulled me down a slope and my 'better' camera got clayed.....
We visited, looked at, a total of 15 castles apparently. More than I thought! Only pictures of 10 though. Well that I can find easily!( All Castle photos behind here )
I am pleased to see the end of the Hugo voting period, because I no longer feel obliged to try anything I don't feel like! Or finish anything I don't like!
I'm looking at The Dream-Quest of Vellit Boe here. If it had been longer I hope I would have given up, but it was only a novella so I forced myself. I found it dull, and resented the time I spent reading it. But to be fair, I dislike travelogue-type stories (the worst part of an Ursula Le Guin novel is always the journey to a mountain plateau) so it was never going to work for me. I haven't read a lot of Lovecraft either, so that aspect didn't mean a lot to me. I did like the other Lovecraft-inspired novella better, The Ballad of Black Tom.
The other book that I read and disliked was All the Birds in the Sky. I didn't connect with the characters, and I read most of it with a vague disinterest. I was a good 3/4 through before I felt any narrative compulsion. Which is a shame, because I feel like it should have been more interesting to me, given the themes. But honestly if I want to read a book that concludes with ( Read more... )
So - I let my paid LJ lapse so am back to having ads all the time on there - but I wasn't really willing to pay for LJ with how it goes now - I did import all my LJ before hand though, to make sure I didn't lose anything.
I also had a moment where I thought I still had loads of links to my ancient photobucket account, but it turns out I stopped using them years ago, like almost a decade o.O - so my graphics links are actually pretty much all still live so yay.
We didn't have a great wimbledon - but we did get some champions so not terrible (mixed doubles and wheelchair ladies and gents doubles! aka we're good at doublea apparently ;) )
13th Doctor got announced - and yay girl!doctor is canon (though *coughs* we did have a girl!doctor in the comic relief skit ;) ) though not sure about the actress (and it feels more and more like the joss whedon old boys club thing - with her having worked so much with the new boss :/) but we'll have to see!
(I am actually going to watch it again, just to see what new showrunner does, as his run of Torchwood was the best, though his other work is a bit mixed....)
I dropped out of het big bang (because I couldn't see me getting done in time so :/) - but Genex and most likely crossovering (though a little foiled, as someone listed one of my fandoms saying they'd nom'd it, turns out they hadn't? But still plenty of options, it's just deciding....)
Will be posting some scottish castle photos tomorrow (from my May tour of the isles ;) - I saw lots of pretty castles, though sadly you can't go into many of them cos ruins and having the hound).
Went to my uncles parents for most of the day yesterday, watched them play a game called Plinko or whatever it's called for 2 hours. Then went home and then went to game night. We had a new player, Allen's tennant that lives in the back come and join. He's not bad, seems like a nice guy. We played Dungeons & Dragons from 6 to 10. Then for an hour Cory played parody type videos on the TV, which was fun. We chatted and watched them. He even showed 2 Supernatual ones, found out he watches the show. Felt bad I kind of spoiled who Chuck was. Cause he had asked me what he was, and I assumed he must of forgot the big surprise. And I was like 'Prophet?' and he was like 'Yeah' and I also unfortunatly said 'He's also God, if that's what you forgot'. Cause it seemed like he was trying to think of something else on the character. He was not too upset. Considering the videos he was showing us had major spoilers then that. But still we all had fun. The Time Warp Doctor Who was funny as well, song fit perfectly.
It was a good game, finished the round I think. I got 4 kills in. This game is a good stress reliever. :)
Of course had more family over today. Mary, Alex, Adelynn, baby AJ, Samantha and of course Patches for the weekend. God they were a bit loud today, of course with the kids screaming down the hallway.
Wow people are being so negative and upset about the new Doctor Who that got cast. I mean really? Upset about a female for the part? People are so petty. I could care less if it's a male or female playing the Doctor. As long as they are a good actor/actress I am fine with it. I'll give this series a chance, I stopped watching cause I gave Peter a chance and did not care for his interpretation of the Doctor.
Still in the three digits this week and weekend. Only supposed to cool down to the 90's. :(
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Their is not a whole lot of pictures out their that are not duplicates of Pennywise from the show. So this set was very hard to do without screencaps of the miniseries. Recasting
I chose Andy Serkis, I think he would of been interesting. I was tempted to pick Robin Williams.Also the movie had no real Otp
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I never usually do the 1_million_words pool party challenge because I can usually never find a fandom I've never written anything in. But a fortuitous "Where are they now" newspaper article sent me on a google search which sent me down a rabbit hole where I was reminded that old fandoms never really die, they just get uploaded on to YouTube where they can live forever.
So this is set during the season nine episode "The Good Book" aka The One Where Everybody Comes Back to Cooper's Crossing and we get our Tom and Chris reunion which happens off screen and I am forever bitter. As is smiley_b, who encouraged this insanity. Right Turn
(1593 words) by helsinkibaby
Fandom: The Flying Doctors
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tom Callaghan/Chris Randall
Characters: Chris Randall, Tom Callaghan
Additional Tags: Missing Scene, Romance, Het, Canon Het Relationship, Fluff, Community: 1-million-words
After the bus crash, Chris and Tom come to realise something.
I find it hilarious that New York Fries--a fast food restaurant that literally sells nothing but fries (and hot dogs)--has a loyalty program. (Okay, they also sell a few poutine variants, but that's just French fries with toppings.) A loyalty program. Buy 10, get one free.
On the other hand, apparently members can get free fries tomorrow in honour of National Fry Day, so now I'm kind of thinking about joining.
Y'know, this episode was actually good? Plot was tight on all ends, pacing was solid, and somebody send cookies to the people who do the casting, as well as whoever came up with the hackmod plot.
tl;dr for those who don't follow the show: this show just spent two episodes on a plot that has to do with hitech prostheses users and their struggle for owning their lives and negotiating their bodies (none of the characters chose their situation), and cast real-life amputees with one of the bigger roles going to someone who's also a burns survivor. And they did this deliberately. And then all but promised these people will show up again.
...unrelatedly, at some point they'll need to explain how Aneela is still Hullen. I mean, I can think of an explanation off the top of my head, but I'd like to see it addressed in show. Although her habit of drinking the stuff and bathing in it might count by way of an in-show explanation.