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So, I am finally watching The Flash - only about 3 years after everyone else. :-) It took me this long because I watched the first ep when the series started, and, well. Did not think it was promising. But since everyone else seems to be enjoying the series so much, I figured it must get better, and have given it another try! I started with ep2 this time, and things have been going much better.

I'm only up to S01E05, so the series hasn't really found its feet yet, but its doing well enough. Standard superhero series plots, but entertaining, with likeable characters. I like Barry and many of the secondary characters, and am happy to see what the series holds in store. It hasn't really grabbed me, but it isn't rubbing me the wrong way either, and I can see it getting there in time.

But there is one thing that I really, really dislike and that fills me with apprehension: The Iris Situation. Warning for extreme grumpiness that may harsh squee under the cut...

My grumpy thoughts on The Iris Situation - do not read if squee might be harshed. )

Feel free to spoil me for the Iris Situation, which I feel it can only be a good thing to be prepared for. Not for anything else though, please!
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I don't know what it is about this spam email, but I find it strangely endearing in its awkwardness:

A naked brunette will come to you on Christmas

Sexy lady for a real man!

I am well-shaped, elegant, emotional and hot!


Well said, naked brunette. I am seriously tempted to nominate this well-shaped sexy lady for Yuletide 2017. ;-)
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Wanted to post a treat to Yuletide this year and was actually all excited, but failed to meet the posting deadline due to xmas and work and RL. Argh?

Why did I think posting treats went on for longer? I don't know. Double argh.

ETA: Fortunately, I am still (just) in time to post to the Madness collection. Phew! Not all is lost. :-) I never actually knew what the Madness collection was before now, so this has been a learning experience all around. ;-)

Drumpf

Nov. 10th, 2016 05:39 pm
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I am so sorry and scared for everyone in the US right now - my thoughts are with you. I am also sorry and scared for the rest of the world, because this has the potential to blow up in the whole world's faces.

This entire year has been like a disastrous study in humanity's willful blindness to facts and political reality. Not to mention humanity.

This might be a good time for aliens to invade and take over. They can hardly do a worse job than we are.

Versailles

Oct. 31st, 2016 02:00 pm
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OMG, Athelstan is Louis XIV! I totally did not recognize him - not even a little bit!

Surprisingly, some men are born to wear long flowing locks, golden brocade and lace.

I am currently watching Versailles, and enjoying it more than I thought I would. Once the politics kick in, it's really quite enjoyable. And I await the epic crossover AU fanfic pitting L14 against Henry Tudor (if H8 does not lose spectacularly - and have incredible and bloody tantrums over it - I will cry historical inaccuracy!!).
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Translation suggestion for "Roll gently between palms before use":

Rollen Sie sanft zwischen Palmen vor dem Gebrauch. (= Roll around gently between palm trees before use.)

You know what, that sounds like a lovely and fun idea. I want to go roll around gently right now!

Luke Cage

Oct. 16th, 2016 01:02 pm
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I've been slowly watching (and really enjoying) Luke Cage; I just finished ep8, and find it an excellent show with great characters. It hasn't quite grabbed me the way Jessica Jones did, though, which I attribute to the different atmospheres of the shows. JJ involved intensely personal psychological horror and trauma and built up a very close, claustrophobic atmosphere. Luke Cage is set on a larger, more political stage and thus can't - and isn't intended to - achieve the kind of intense, riveting suspense that JJ did.

Here are two not really spoilery and one very ep-7-spoilery moments! )

So, are you watching this show? What do you think?

D&D

Sep. 6th, 2016 01:16 pm
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Turns out I am a True Neutral Gnome Wizard.

Sounds about right, except for the gnome part. I hadn't noticed I was particularly short, but I guess everything is relative. ;-)

How about you - what kind of D&D character would you be?
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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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