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Am finally slowly approaching the final eps of Daredevil's second season, and my overwhelming feeling about it is...

spoiler cut for people even slower than me to watch the show )

I have eps 12 and 13 left to watch, and am actually not sure whether I particularly mind spoilers at this point. Maybe just avoid any really major ones if you comment? Thanks!
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Check out this Hannibal-themed Tarot deck on Kickstarter...

I never got into the show myself, but I know many of you did, and the art does look awesome. So hey, might be of interest! If it were for one of my fandoms, I'd totally back it. :-)
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Meme seen at [personal profile] poisontaster's: Put your music player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first song is the title.

I shortened some lines for effect, added the proper spacing, and feel the result is very profound, if perhaps slightly pretentious.

And now it's time for new horizons

When the lights go out
I wear my sunglasses

Dreams are like water

What is love?
Look around the world
Never mind the face you put on in front of me
Take my hand and lead the way
In the empire of the senses
Every second is a lifetime

It's time the tale were told
Cause it's a bittersweet symphony

Oscail mo shúile
Did you stand in front of me
Takmış koluna elin adamını
When I woke up today
Begirlich in dem Hertzen min

You shout it out
I have the time
It's alright, baby

You were shaken

Star Wars!

Feb. 10th, 2016 02:39 am
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So I've finally (!!) seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and I quite enjoyed it. Here are some random thoughts!

Spoilers and thoughts behind the cut.  )
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There has to be a Steve/Bucky fanvid to "Summer of 69", right? I mean. Can't you just SEE Bucky standing on his momma's porch in the summer of 39, promising he'd wait forever... but yeah, Steve, nothing can last forever, right? And the times, they sure are changin'.

No, I still haven't gotten over my Captain America issues, but as it turns out, I can suppress them temporarily under certain circumstances. Certain circumstances involve very good slash fanfic, to nobody's surprise.

I am so weak to good slash fanfic, it's seriously sad. (Still not reading Steve/Tony, though.)
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It's time to start collecting possible Yuletide fandoms again... and to assure myself that I really don't have the time. No, really.* Time flies!

Anyone else planning to participate and/or nominate fandoms this year?

*(Really.)

Dark Matter

Jul. 6th, 2015 03:45 pm
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Am I the only one who thinks One and Three are extremely slashy? I mean. It's not even that whole "Pretty Boy" thing so much...

So, yeah. Still watching. :-)
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I watched a number of first eps! Just the first eps so far, so no spoilers please.

Stitchers )

Killjoys )

Dark Matter )

Wayward Pines )

The Brink )

The Messengers )

UnReal )

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell )

So, have you seen any of these? What do you think?
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Seduced by the velociraptors as seen in the trailers and gifs, I watched Jurassic World.

Well. So much squee-harshing. )
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In today’s round of the Blackhawks bakeoff, I am baking for adorable rookie Teuvo Teräväinen from Helsinki.



I’ve opted for the traditional windmill-shaped Finnish tarts Joulutorttu. Strictly speaking, Joulutorttu are Christmas treats, but I have always held the deep moral conviction that delicious baked goods should be enjoyed regardless of the season.




Joulutorttu for the win! Go Hawks. :-)

I totally forgot to post for the Apple Bundt Cake I baked for Patrick Sharp a few games ago – not to mention that [profile] hildestuff made gorgeous snow kisses for Michal Rozsival, and [profile] kiwoa baked delicious pastry hearts for Patrick Kane.

...

May. 1st, 2015 11:46 pm
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Why does the AO3 have such unfortunate timing when it comes to membership drives / calls for donations? It's not that I'm unwilling to support the AO3 financially in principle - quite the contrary; I find it a worthwhile and important project. I have supported the AO3 by donations in the past, and would theoretically be willing to donate again.

BUT.

When the AO3 chooses NOW to proclaim it's trying for 100,000 USD in donations?

During a major and ongoing humanitarian crisis, I find asking for donations for a fan initiative to be horrendously bad timing, to say the least. And I vaguely remember that the last major AO3 call for donations had similarly horrible timing...?
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The Blackhawks play their first second-round game against the Minnesota Wild tonight, and our bakeoff player of the day is center Brad Richards.



Brad hails from the tiny fishing community Murray Harbour on Prince Edward Island, which appears to be known for both fish and potatoes. I made fishcakes first because they combine both of those ingredients, but I didn’t like them much. So instead, I went with:

Prince Edward Island Potato Chocolate Cake



Good luck, Blackhawks!

Check out the Apple Maple Strudel with rum soaked raisins hildesstuff baked for Captain Jonny Toews for the game on April 23rd.

And for the game on April 25th, zao-gao baked delicious Apple Dumplings for manchild Brandon Saad!
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Some pairings have potential names that are just so good.

Consider:
- Loki/Tony = Loony (what could be more fitting?)
- Brienne/Jaime = BJ (well duh)
- Kaner/Tazer = Kata (from a tantric discipline, of course)

Can you think of any others?
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My baking contribution for today's game against the Predators!

Today's player is D-man Kyle Cumiskey.

Kyle Cumiskey

Kyle is from Abbotsford in British Columbia, so I baked a glazed lemon loaf (because the ragingly popular British Columbian Nanaimo bars aren't actually baked).



Lemon cake for the win! :-)
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Would anyone be interested in Playoff Baking for the Blackhawks - that is, baking something for every game they play? I can't bake for every game, so it'd be great to take turns with other crazy baking fans. ;-)

The rules - as set down by [personal profile] fleurrochard and [personal profile] pennyplainknits - are that for each game the Blackhawks play, one player is randomly drawn, and something from their country/region is baked.

[personal profile] fleurrochard and [personal profile] pennyplainknits came up with the idea and are doing the Playoff Bake for the Penguins, and the idea really appeals to me.

(I need a hockey icon.)
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I'm so unenthusiastic about Game of Thrones. I haven't watched the season opener yet, and I'm not really motivated to. None of the characters really interest me right now.

Lots of squee-harshing character-disliking grumping under the cut, including spoilers up to the finale of S4, but not the new S5 ep )

Still... even so, don't spoil me, please.
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If you have fics posted on AO3 or Wattpad, they may have been stolen. A company called ebooks-tree.com is pulling fics from both sites and posting them on their own site. This is completely illegal.

I just found three of my stories on there.

Search for your author name to check if they have anything of yours. If they do, you have the right to make them take your stories down.

Ebooks-tree appears to have bots pulling fics from AO3 so they can post them for download as ebooks.There seems to be no method to which fics they pull; among the stories they stole from me are one of my most popular and one of my most obscure works, and they are in both very popular (X-Men, Supernatural) and almost entirely obscure (Utena) fandoms.

The AO3 has advice on how to get your work removed here. (I don't have the means to provide an e-signature, so I ignored that bit.)

Read their DCMA policy for extra rage: they try intimidation tactics (you probably have no right to complain even if you think you do, and we will sue you!!) and attempt to set the bar for a copyright infringement complaint so high that nobody will do it at all.

I'm going to submit a complaint to the company who hosts the Ebooks-Tree site now...
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Where on earth are all the Keen/Keen fanfic epics I need to read right now?

My god, this relationship has been designed *just for me*. It is so fucked up. Tom's entire life is so fucked up. There are so many identity and trust issues. And they want each other so badly even so. I love it.

The rest of the show is kinda boring, and Reddington annoys me. Also, I really really REALLY need that tattoo on Tom's neck to go away. I mean, IMMEDIATELY.
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Before the next ep of Grimm airs, let me just say some things.

spoilers under the cut )

Please don't spoil me for future eps, including today's! I don't watch sneak peeks and interviews.
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So basically, the only reason I'm still watching Blacklist is the blind hope that Tom will return soon, and he and Elizabeth can resume their fucked-up love affair. All that other stuff that keeps happening is starting to annoy me for taking up so much time. Come on, people. Where's Tom??

I am so predictable. ;-)

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