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I don't know if this is a thing for other people or not, but since I was 12 or 13, I have washed my hair every day. Read more... )
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So everything I am fannish about comes to an end -- both Agent Carter and Penny Dreadful. *sigh* Perhaps, at least, the closed canons (well, I do not give up hope of seeing Peggy again in MCU flashbacks, if not *fingers crossed* another iteration of Agent Carter) will make me feel comfortable with ficcing, not worrying so much about getting Jossed.

For Penny Dreadful, I have IDEAS, mostly centered around Catriona and John Clare -- er, separate ideas, that is -- not sure I see those two characters connecting *at all*. The question is always finding the time, but since there's now almost nothing on tv I care about, I should be watching it a good deal less often. ;-)

But I do have a thought about Henry Jekyll. Read more... )
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This may be an unpopular opinion, but if that was really the end, I am okay with that. It made narrative sense and Read more... )

Book meme

Jun. 17th, 2016 10:04 am
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1: Currently Reading -- I'm currently rereading Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. Some of the students in my Speculative Technology in Science Fiction summer class are doing their final project on it. I want to finish both this series, and the Elena Ferrante Sicily series this summer.

2: Describe the last scene you read in as few words as possible. No character names or title. -- Exploration of Mars, searching for water.

3: First book that had a major influence on you -- read to me, Alice in Wonderland gave me a sense of the absurd and of language play. And that little girls can be heroes. Read myself, the first adult books I chose on my own were the Sherlock Holmes books -- although I'm not in Sherlock fandom, I developed a lifelong love for the Victorian aesthetic -- and I blame my early love for Holmes for my doing Victorian lit in grad school.

4: Quick, you're in desperate need of a fake name. What character name do you think of first? -- Lydia Gwilt.

5: Favorite series and why. China Mieville's Bas-Lag books.

6: Public library or personal library? Personal. I never know when I'm going to have time, so library books get awkward.

7: What is the most important part of a book, in your opinion? The story.

8: Why are you reading the book you're currently reading? See #1.

9: If you were to publish a book what (besides your real name) would you use for your author name? Catherine Hahn (mother's maiden name)

10: Do you listen to music when you read? No. Either the music distracts me, or I block it out and then why did I bother.

11: What book fandom do you affiliate yourself with the most? Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. or maybe Lord Peter Wimsey.

OK, that's enough for now. The rest soon.

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My morning run takes me past both the Joe Strummer mural and the bar they used as Luke Cage's in Jessica Jones. Some morning inspiration . . .
chelseagirl: (Peggy Carter)
The reveals have gone live on the SSR Confidential Agent Carter exchange. I'm still making my way through the collection, but I wanted to share my gifts, a lovely story I was privileged to beta, and . . . oh, I wrote something.

I didn't know about the exchange 'til after signups were over, so I was only a pinchhitter, but the organizer, Sholio, made sure I had a gift and it's a lovely bit of fluff. I love Peggy/Daniel, but I really liked Jason Wilkes and that tentative romance, as well, and she gifted me a delightful Peggy/Jason story, "It's a Good Life (but it can always be better)." http://archiveofourown.org/works/7126612

I had the privilege to beta selenak's definitive Ana Jarvis fic, "All of Me" http://archiveofourown.org/collections/SSR_Confidential_2016/works/6955801 which is a must-read. She captures Ana's personality and gives her a convincing history.

Selenak also kindly gifted me a fic outside of the exchange, Peggy and Manfredi at Howard's funeral, "Funeral Games" http://archiveofourown.org/works/7156787 I am so interested in the lost years of Peggy and Howard and SHIELD and the glimpses we get of them -- this story does that wonderfully.

Finally, my pinch-hit. The requester, paperdream, had an amazing idea: Angie Martinelli with a dark side; Peggy trying to rescue Angie and finding out Angie can take care of herself. I'm proud of the story, but it's gotten relatively few hits; if you're so inclined to check it out, I'd love that. https://archiveofourown.org/works/7086877
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As I might have mumbled before, I am a huge fangirl for both Vanessa and our Creature, John Clare. So this week made me extremely happy.

First of all, it was an incredibly well-structured episode. Read more... )

Because you know I had to point out how Victor is an idiot . . .
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So, Vanessa, bad lifestyle choices, eh? To be fair Read more... )

And in conclusion, who do we talk to in order to make Ferdinand Lyle's Egyptology Adventures a thing?
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Watching the last episode of The Night Manager , M says, "*This guy* would make a great Bond!"

Me: um, you mean the lead?
M: Yes.
Me: So, Tom Hiddleston, then.
M: Yes.
Me: So the one the Internet has been saying for weeks now is in consideration to play Bond? And I've been telling you this?
M: Oh.

*Sure* you listen to everything I say.

Also, The Night Manager so good and I adored Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) so much.

Outlander, I am ready to break up with you. Read more... ) I have seriously never wanted to see a couple make out less than I do Claire and Jamie.

Penny Dreadful hit such a high last week that I knew I would not get to see my faves this week, so I had to endure Read more... ) and I'm "Victor, you are an idiot," which is my usual response to Victor Frankenstein.
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Just posted this on Facebook, for those who see me there, but . . .

Friends don't let friends take rush freelance jobs over long holiday weekends. Unfortunately, I was not a good friend to myself, and have a big deadline Tuesday morning. Plus I need to check in with my online class from time to time. So . . . I will be pulling 12-14 hour days today and tomorrow.

Wish me luck, or even better, share something good that's happening with you? Cheer me up when I take quick breaks to check social media . . . thanks!

so . . .

May. 23rd, 2016 05:26 pm
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Saw Captain America. Read more... )

This week's Penny Dreadful was . . . Read more... )

Officially my online summer I (the next 5 weeks) class started today.Read more... )
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I realized I hadn't posted people's names last time -- sorry!

For frellingtralk: Veronica Mars
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Because I'm obsessing anyway: Agent Carter
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this is fun! anyone else?

Grantchester:
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Buffy:
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Orphan Black:
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OK, so jumping on board with the latest meme.

The character I least understand
Interactions I enjoyed the most
The character who scares me the most
The character who is mostly like me
Hottest looks character
One thing I dislike about my fave character
One thing I like about my hated character
A death that left me indifferent.
A character I wish died but didn’t
My ship that never sailed

Fandoms: Buffy, Agent Carter, iZombie, Veronica Mars, Orphan Black, Farscape, Penny Dreadful, Black Sails, Jessica Jones, Daredevil (TV), Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Also, in the very small fandom category: The Hour, The Bletchley Circle, Grantchester
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I'm pretty devastated about the Agent Carter cancellation -- even though it wasn't unexpected, I'd really given this show my heart. No, it wasn't perfect, but it was one of the first times since Buffy ended its original run that I felt that real excitement about something on television.

So I've been responding to other people's disappointment in their comments. But I thought I'd share something I wrote in a response to a comment on my FB page: I recently rewatched Winter Soldier since eventually I will get the chance to get to a theater and see Civil War, and it struck me that if we can't have more Agent Carter, we should have an anthology series about the founding and earlier years of SHIELD -- Peggy and Howard would be leads in some and background characters in others, and some would be purely triumphant while others would show how Hydra was positioning itself within . . .

Also, there's a petition to ask Netflix to pick up the show. Even if she's too committed to her new ABC show to do more than an even-more abbreviated run, it's worth a try: https://www.change.org/p/netflix-save-agent-carter-bring-her-to-netflix
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I had a nice chat about Penny Dreadful in someone's comment section recently, which had me curious -- does anyone else who reads this watch the show? I am full of thoughts, which will probably end up here in some form, but I'd love to really talk about it on a regular basis with people who will talk back.

We are going to seriously trim our cable package soon, so unfortunately that will slow down my access, but I am not especially spoilerphobic. (Except about who wins Project Runway . . . )

Also, if anyone loves Agent Carter like I do, or even likes it a little, THIS wonderful fic is taking the place, for me, of the season 3 we may not get:

Endings and Beginnings by truth_renowned
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6220273/chapters/14251294

It's Peggysous, so if you are a hardcore Steggy or Cartinelli person, you might want to steer clear, but otherwise, it's just lovely, and still in progress.
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Finally got myself to do something I've been contemplating for a few months now -- to start running in the mornings. I bought the sneakers last week -- I hadn't owned proper trainers in probably a decade (just Converse high tops). And Saturday, I started. To begin with, I'm doing quite short runs -- just from my apartment up to and around Tompkins Square Park, and back -- which Fitbit tells me is just over a mile. I've gone the past two days and weather permitting will go on Monday as well; I'm not going to push myself on work days as I walk between 4 and 6 miles (again, according to Fitbit, but I do a cross-town walk to and from the PATH train which I take to work).

The plan is to build up -- once I've gotten to four times 'round the park, I will try East River Park, which has a trail along the water. Right now, I think I'd be totally winded by the time I get there!

My FB feed is clearly happy for me, as I've gotten more "likes" than I've seen on anything in a long while.
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Lovely dresses, though. I think you and I have similar taste.

chelseagirl: Alice -- Tenniel (Alice)
I fell out of this for so long that I'm going to catch up a bit today:

Three things you want to say to people:

To my cat Aeryn: Please keep sitting on my lap. It makes me feel so warm and loved.
To my husband: I love you. Now go away and let me be for awhile.
To my parents: Please live forever. (And stay healthy and alert . . . )

Pet Peeves:
manspreading on the subway. (This is where men sit with their legs far apart and crowd those who try to sit in the seats next to them.)
election coverage that seems to be trying to pre-determine the outcome, or that becomes obsessed with a certain candidate just because that candidate is amusing in a horrifying way.

One food and one beverage:
seltzer and vegetable curry. I could live on those.

Maybe a few more tomorrow. Sorry I have not been keeping up with commenting. I've loved the new volume since Circling the Wagons, but it's definitely harder to keep up. I'm also not cross-posting from DW as much, which has been noted, mostly because I'm being all meme-y over here. I think I'll go back to cross-posting except for these 30 Day memes, though.

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