boy, he drove on that ball hard

Sep. 24th, 2017 03:26 pm
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[personal profile] musesfool
Friday night, L and I went out for dinner for her birthday to a newish place in the neighborhood, and it was so nice. Expensive, but really nice. Burrata stuffed ravioli with roasted grape tomatoes! Steak frites! Moscato! And I had this delicious Café liégeois for dessert.

Yesterday, I started watching s1 of Wynonna Earp, as recommended by some of you, and I'm enjoying it so far, though it is also making me miss the first two seasons of Supernatural, or more accurately, Dean Winchester. This show is sisters fighting demons, and while writing-wise it's about the same level as SPN (though nothing quite sticks in my head like, "We were raised like warriors, Dean!" there have been a couple of moments where something happens, and then the rest of the episode acts like it didn't happen? And I don't mean lingering plot threads for later. I mean, like, the writers forgot what just happened previously?), but it has a lot fewer dead ladies so far spoiler ), and also Waverly, who is THE BEST NO LIE. is this a spoiler? ) The special effects are kind of 90s syndication terrible, but I don't mind that much. I don't even mind the love triangle that much, because Wynonna is just going to do what she wants, instead of being torn between the two choices, both of whom are interesting int heir own ways (though I personally would choose Dolls, despite whatever secrets he's been keeping; at least you know he didn't sleep with your great-great-grandfather).

I guess I'll finish season 1 tonight, and then see if I can track down where season 2 is streaming. (as an aside, I started watching this because Killjoys - also recommended by many of you - is still not on Netflix. Why?)

Now I have a terrible headache, which is not being helped by the Giants being terrible. Sigh. At least hockey starts soon?

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Star Wars Fic:

Sep. 24th, 2017 10:09 am
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[personal profile] igrockspock
Remix this year was a mixed bag. On the one hand, I got to play with [personal profile] celeste9's lovely works; on the other hand, I got some rude anon comments. Celeste had a cute story about Poe and Finn mixing up their uniform shirts, and I immediately thought about how that could have been a career-ending mistake in the US Navy not all that long ago, so I ended up writing an AU set during the Don't Ask/Don't Tell years. I do understand how someone could find that choice odd, but it was a story I really wanted to write. As a queer person who works in a conservative profession and lives in a conservative area, the relationship choices I made were constrained by my fear of losing my job. Obviously, I'm happily married and have no regrets, but I also see our country backsliding toward less accepting times. I remember feeling lonely when I was younger because I could never find slash that actually addressed the difficult choices I was facing, so I wanted the chance to write about some of those issues. Of course, I got a rude comment almost immediately, which was disappointing but not altogether unexpected. I'm still happy I wrote the story I wanted to tell.

Title: This Is Only a Drill (The Anytime, Anywhere Remix)
Pairing: Poe/Finn
Rating: Teen
Summary: The year is 1993. The Cold War is old news. Don't ask, don't tell is brand new. Poe Dameron is the best fighter pilot in the Navy, and he's in love with a man.
Word Count: 4800

Sign Ups are Open!

Sep. 23rd, 2017 09:40 am
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It's not Sunday, the 24nd in my neck of the woods yet, but it's the 24nd in some places, so: let's get to it, shall we?

SIGN UP HERE



Things to keep in mind:
- Please, please, please: include any squicks and DNWs in the optional details box of your sign up as well as any prompts you might have. If you've written a letter that includes this, feel free to link it, but at the very least include your DNWs in the optional details box.
- You must make at least 3 separate requests and 4 separate offers. You may make a total of 20 offers and 20 requests.
- If the tag you want to select doesn't show in the drop down box on the sign-up form, please go to the tagset, find it, and copy/paste it in. This is a known bug for AO3 and it's an unfortunate and annoying one.
- Be mindful of which additional tags you are selecting. Only choose the ones you would like to receive a gift for or can create for.
- You are signing up to create a written work that is at least 1000 words in length, a piece of finished art that is at least 500,000 total pixels in size or a vid that is at least 1:30 in length that matches with at least one of the ships your recip requested. It does not have to be the one you matched them on.
- You may edit your sign up until sign ups close next Sunday, October 1st at 5PM PST barring any emergencies.

If you still have questions or you'd like to read a more in-depth discussion of the above, please see this link (disregard the dates, as they apply to last year's exchange): http://swrarepairs.dreamwidth.org/3800.html#cutid1

Aaaaaand nominations are closed!

Sep. 22nd, 2017 06:01 pm
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Thank you to everyone who made this year even bigger and better than last year. To see the tagset in all its glory, go here. I'll be spending this evening and the rest of this weekend making sure everything is good. If you notice anything amiss, please feel free to let me know in a comment here, a private DW PM to spookykingdomstarlight, or via the swrarepairs tumblr.

FFA DW Post # 740 - New Meme Rules

Sep. 22nd, 2017 05:35 pm
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Good Omens threads must have hairwank


New Rule updates:
-All US Politics must stick to one thread and that thread must be clearly labelled as such.
-For a wide variety of reasons, no deliberate variant fonts, no emoji in thread titles. You can use them in the comment, but not in the title.

All the [community profile] fail_fandomanon Rules and Information (and Ban Requests): http://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/1076.html. The short version: no embeds, don't out people's real names, don't be that much of an asshole, body fluids are off topic, Mods reserve the right to freeze, screen, and delete the fuck out of stuff. FFA discussion covers a wide variety of topics and has a very flexible view of 'fandom' that includes politics, current events, and cooking techniques. FFA is a Choose NOT to Warn experience. Meme away.

Other posts and resources relevant to your interests:

NB: Meme rules do not require spoiler cuts/white-text/etc. Though, if you want to use spoiler cuts, a wonderful nonnie found a way to add them to DW. Just use the code below.
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A temporary ban on 'Disruptive and Provocative Opinions' threads is now in force.

Dreamwidth has gone https on meme! Fix for DW Blocker - Fix for LJ New Comments

Nominations Close at 6PM PST

Sep. 22nd, 2017 04:35 pm
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Get your last minute nominations in now! Find the tagset here and the spreadsheet here.

Here’s a countdown for you!

Happy nominating! And then we’ll see you on Sunday for sign-ups!

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This morning I met up with boss3 to do a site visit at a conference space in the Empire State Building and gosh, it was a beautiful room. I say site visit like the meeting is not actually taking place there next week (it is); it was more to introduce me to the staff on site since boss3 will be away and I will be staffing the meeting. Just like my meeting planner days! Now I have to put together the BEOs for the caterer etc. It's so fun! If I only ever had to do meetings in NYC, I would go back to meeting planning. It was the travel that killed me. Among other things. (uh, the building on my icon is the Chrysler Building, but you get the idea.)

I hadn't been to the Empire State Building since I was a kid, and [tumblr.com profile] angelgazing was like, "Why even live in NYC if you don't go to the attractions?" and I was like, "I've never even been to the Statue of Liberty." *hands* Generally speaking, the thought of masses of tourists repels more than the attractions attract. Unless someone from out of town wants to go, I generally don't do those kinds of things, though they are always fun when I do.

Anyway. The Good Place had its season 2 premiere Wednesday night, but it started at 10 pm and when I saw that I was like, "oh hell no!" I am not cut out for 10 pm shows anymore. So I set the DVR and watched it last night.

Spoilers from here on out! Please don't read if you haven't watched. It's a show that works best unspoiled the first time around! spoilers for all of s1 and the s2 premiere )

[personal profile] rachelmanija has a much more thoughtful post here.

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GLOW!

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:35 am
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Thirty second post since I *should* be getting ready for work, but....GLOW is AMAZING.

The premise of the show is that Ruth (Alison Brie) is a down on her luck actress who decides to audition for a professional wrestling show. The whole show is based on the real life Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. I used to watch a fair amount of wrestling as a kid, and I just finished that epic length Superbat wrestling AU, so I was in the mood for more wrestling stuff and GLOW just fell into my lap.

(disclaimer: yes, actual 1980s GLOW is pure sexploitation, and the video I linked has many cringey scenes)

I binge watched the first five episodes after going to RH services with Mr. Merisunshine yesterday. And it is just, everything I want from a comedy? It's this hilarious sendup of all the terrible problems that were very obvious with the real GLOW.  The characters know the whole show is ridiculous but they are making the best of it since they need the job for whatever reason. All the jokes make it very clear to the audience that they do not at all approve of the thing going on. There is even a really great scene that goes something along the lines of:

person a: this is a terrible stereotype!
person b: that's the joke though, it's funny!
person a: but will the audience know it's a joke?

I loved that part so much! This is where a lot of shows fail in my opinion (looking at you, Kimmy Schmidt and Mindy Project) and instead of poking fun at racism/sexism they are just...bad.  

But anyway, serious stuff aside, it's just such a charming cast. So many funny women of different ethnicities and personalities.I care about all of their storylines. It is probably the first and only tv show to have a serious otherkin character, and not only that, she is set up to be empathetic! It's just really sweet and sensitively done, and also there is a lot of spandex and great music and people throwing each other around. 

GLOW! It's on Netflix! Go watch!

Sidetracks - September 21, 2017

Sep. 21st, 2017 06:45 pm
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag. For more links and commentary you can follow us on Twitter, Tumblr. You can also support us on Patreon.


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If you’ve still got ships you’d like to get into the tagset, now is the time because nominations close on Friday evening PST sometime after 5PM.  If you’d like to see what’s already been nominated, there’s a spreadsheet here. And if you’d like to nominate some ships yourself, please go here.

Additionally, there’s a Discord server for the exchange and for general Star Wars rare pairs chatter. Check it out here.

The Good Place: Season 2, Episode 1

Sep. 21st, 2017 12:32 pm
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Absolutely fantastic. Do not click on cut unless you've already seen it. The whole series is streaming on nbc.com.

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