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Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

A few years ago, I got into reading NetGalley ARCs. Then I requested a whole bunch of books at once, had a depressive episode, didn'r read or review any of them, and was so convinced that no publish would give me a book again that I just abandoned the whole thing. But now I'm getting into it again, and maybe I'll review enough "read now" books, that I'll look like a decent ARC investment again.

My first book is Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart.

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May. 13th, 2018

This previous Thursday, I put my cat, Mazzie, to sleep. She had been dealing with kidney disorder and hyperthyroidism for a while. A few weeks ago, the vet discovered a large, malignant mass off her shoulder. And then I discovered that she had lost control of her bowels. It was clearly time to let her rest.

This was the first time I had had to make the decision to put an animal to sleep, and to oversee the process. It left me feeling a little, "Why do we even love things if they just leave us?" but I know I'll be ready for another cat fairly soon. It's just how I am.

Goodbye, Mazzie.

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WisCon 42 Schedule

I'll be at WisCon yet again at the end of May. I'll my moderating one panel, participating in another, and running a board game. Schedule below!

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Tis the season, I suppose

This is the post in which I nakedly, and with only moderate shame, tell you about all the stuff you can get me.

First, here's a link to my Fandom Stocking

Second, every year I like to do a little wish list. There's no pressure to do anything, but I've gotten lots of good media recs from it in the past.

1. Fic featuring Lovelace from Wolf 359

2. General sci-fi icons, especially ones featuring robots, androids, or cyborgs.

3. Gothic horror recs. What should I read after I've read the major examples of the genre?

4. Recs for Lovecraftian horror that isn't written by Lovecraft. The Winter Tide is on my to-read list, and I'm excited about that.

5. Recs for sci-fi flavored music. Can be concept albums like the Mechanisms or Janelle Monáe, or just music that puts you in the science fiction mood.

6.Cyberpunk AU's for any of my fandoms.

7. A Sara/Neal vid to Cake's "Short Skirt Long Jacket."

8. If you take leave of your senses and really want to, you could get me something off my Amazon wishlist.

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Thoughts on Jessica Jones season 2

The trailor for season two of Jessica Jones has dropped, along with some set photos. Said photos mean I'm thinking about certain casting revelations that were revealed some months ago.

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Yuletide Letter

Dear Yuletide Writer,

First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you. You are wonderful just for signing up.

Everything here is just a suggestion. Take what you want, or nothing at all, and leave the rest.

What do I like? I like romance, action, angst in moderation, humor, and stuff that doesn't quite fit into any one category. I like platonic love and romantic love. I read gen, boyslash, femslash, and het with equal fervor. I love fluff, but I also love explorations of complicated relationships. I love stories with explicit sex, stories with no sex, and everything in between. I also love BDSM sex, but don't worry too much about that. I adore happy endings.

I like a number of out there AU setting, especially pretty much anything sci-fi (in space, cyberpunk, robots and AIs, etc.), noir, superheroes, and if you happen to know any of the other fandoms in my tags, I like fusions. That's not an exhaustive list. One year I got a surprise orchestra AU that was brilliant. AU settings I'm not into are A/B/O, apocalypse, slavery, coffee shop, and school. (You don't have to write an AU, of course. I'm perfectly happy with canon based fic. But a lot of people don't like AUs, so I thought I'd make it clear that I do.)

Otherwise, what don't I like? I'm not a big fan of character death and I'll admit to not liking tragic endings. However, I do understand that sometimes these things are called for, so don't feel limited.


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100 Movies 100 Days: Traitors (2013)

I want more movies like this! I think a lot of my friends would enjoy this movie. Traitors is a Moroccan film about Malika, the leader of an all women punk rock band, trying to make enough money to release her band's album, while dealing with her family and life in contemporary Morocco.

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100 Movies 100 Days Week One Roundup

My first seven days of movie watching are under the cut, with links if I've made a post about them. Titles in italics are foreign language or silent films.

Seen any of these? Want to see any of these?

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100 Movies 100 Days The Lego Movie (2014)

Superficially entertaining, but, wow, what a paean to male mediocrity.

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genex letter

First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you. You are wonderful just for signing up.

Everything here is just a suggestion. Take what you want, or nothing at all, and leave the rest.

What do I like? I like action, angst in moderation, humor, and stuff that doesn't quite fit into any one category. I love fluff, but I also love explorations of complicated relationships. I adore happy endings.

What don't I like? I'm not a big fan of character death and I'll admit to not liking tragic endings. However, I do understand that sometimes these things are called for, so don't feel limited.

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100 Movies 100 Days: It (1927)

Day two of 100 Days 100 Movies.

No, "It" isn't the Stephen King horror classic. It's a silent comedy starring Clara Bow. This is the movie that made Bow the "it girl."

What is "it?" Sometimes it's been defined as sex appeal. But the movie defines it as charm and magnetism combined with a lack of self-consciousness.

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I feel like a need more film icons. Recs are appreciated.

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I'm taking on the the 100 Days 100 Movies challenge.

The rules:

1. Watch one film every days for 100 days. One film. Every. Single. Day.

2. All films must be new to you. No films you're already familiar with will count towards the challenge.

3.Each film must have been released in a different decade than the one immediately preceding it.

4. Out of every three films, at least one must be in a language other than English OR a silent film.

5. If you are watching more than one film in 24 hours, the previous two rules do not apply to the second film. Watch whatever you want.

6. You get three--and only three--strike days, where you are allowed not watch a film, provided you still to 100 films by day 100.

7. While the films are running; no cellphones, no internet browsing, no additional electronics other than whatever you need to watch the film.


I don't see myself being able to write up a review for every film, but I will post a list every week of what I watched. And we'll see how many reviews or somewhat longer thoughts I manage to put out.

Today's film was The Little Hours. A comedy starring Aubrey Plaza in which a medieval nunnery erupts into sexual chaos when a handsome new hired hand arrives.

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Shipping meme

Give me one or more ships, and I'll tell you:

Drinks all of the coffee:

Brings up adopting a pet:

Kills the bugs:

Cooks the meals:

Starts getting into holidays way before they should:

Initiates the couple selfies:

Forgets the birthdays and anniversaries:

Always ends up with too much junk food after grocery shopping:

Nicknames the other:

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May. 16th, 2017

I only had two drinks when I went out tonight, so I am going to be very peeved if I get sick tonight or have a hangover tomorrow.

I had a perfectly serviceable dinner, too.

I'm going out more and more lately. I don't have anyone to go with, which is kind of a bummer, but I get so antsy in the evenings. Maybe I'll see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 again in the next few days.

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I took an Ativan to deal with an anxiety attack. It has sufficiently interfered with my motor functions for me to know I shouldn't take any more. It has also failed to quell my anxiety. Worst of both worlds is always fun when you take a drug.

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All Systems Red, by Martha Wells

All Systems Red is a sci-fi novella by Martha Wells about a cyborg and a group of human scientists on a planetary mission that goes horribly wrong.

I actually discovered this via an anti-rec from [personal profile] sholio. (I say anti-rec, but she was very clear that others might like it.) The aspect she really hated could be a turn off to to others as well. It's not sexual violence, abuse, or anything similar, but it could be a turn off, even if I didn't mind. So, if you want know: The book sets up a found family dynamic, but subverts it in the last few pages, and makes it clear that the protagonist is better off on their own.

I myself like the book quite a bit, and I find that I'm thinking about it enough to give it its own post.

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Queer Baiting and the Eye of the Beholder

It seems inevitable, that when a useful term enters fandom discourse, sooner or later, it will be stripped of almost all meaning. Manpain is used to mean, "a male character I don't like is showing an emotion." Fridging is any character death one doesn't like. Heteronormative is of course a word that goes well beyond fandom, and is vital to queer and women's studies, and sure some fans use it as actual critique. But others just use it to mean, "Ew, girl cooties." And so it is with queer baiting.

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Kuroshitsuji 127

I read this one nearly a week ago, and I may never recover.

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Meme

From [personal profile] salinea over on tumblr.

Give me a fandom (or fandoms) and I'll tell you:

How I entered/learned about the said game/show/movie/etc of that fandom
Fave character
Least fave character
OTP(s)
Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get
Fave thing about the fandom
The most despised thing
If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be.

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not_primetime letter

First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you. You are wonderful just for signing up.

Everything here is just a suggestion. Take what you want, or nothing at all, and leave the rest.

What do I like? I like romance, action, angst in moderation, humor, and stuff that doesn't quite fit into any one category. I like platonic love and romantic love. I read gen, maleslash, femslash, and het with equal fervor. I love fluff, but I also love explorations of complicated relationships. I love stories with explicit sex, stories with no sex, and everything in between. I also love stories with BDSM sex, but don't worry too much about that. I adore happy endings.

What don't I like? I'm not a big fan of character death and I'll admit to not liking tragic endings. However, I do understand that sometimes these things are called for, so don't feel limited.

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One of the problems with never updating my DW is I forget to crosspost my fic.


Created using the Fanfiction Header Builder
Title: Remains Unsaid
Fandom: Revolutionary Girl Utena
Wordcount: 1,063
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Anthy/Utena (Referenced Akio/Anthy and Akio/Utena)
Notes: Written for [community profile] chocolateboxcomm.
Summary: All the things Anthy does not say. All the things she wishes she could.


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Commentary: Godchild volume four

It's been literally five years since I last did one of these. The long delay is for a few reasons. Feeling like the fandom wasn't a place that was relevant to what I loved about the series, a fellow fan harassing me in a manner that looks incredibly tame in this post-Gamer-Gate world, but was very upsetting at the time, and, honestly, an unwillingness to reach volume six. Volume six causes me such pain that I may just have to skip it and go to volume seven. But here we are, with volume four. I lost the ability to be concise with this one, and probably spend too much time recapping, but it is what it is.


Links to previous commentaries:

Cain Saga Volume One
Cain Saga Volume Two (part one)
Cain Saga Volume Two (part two)
Cain Saga Volume Three
Cain Saga Volume Four
Cain Saga Volume Five
Godchild Volume One
Godchild Volume Two
Godchild Volume Thre

As always, expect spoilers for the entire series. Also, too many ellipses.

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Demon From Afar 5-6

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