WonderTrev

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:31 pm
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I went to see Wonder Woman for the second time today. I just had to see it one more time before I had to go back to work or something else got in the way. I drug my dad with me this time because I knew he'd appreciate it at least a little once I actually got him there. He agreed that he did enjoy it much more than he thought he would but had to, of course, say he didn't think he'd enjoy it at all.

I just love Diana/Steve so much??? I feel like there is a contingent of fandom that would have us almost ignore is presence in te movie because it feels like such a victory for movies about women, etc. But I guess just as a bi person who is frustrated by cultural entitlement issues that allow men and almost pressure men to suck, it is so nice to see a het dynamic that doesn't give me a lot of weird pause and misgivings even if I like it. I would really like to write fic for them, but I don't know where to start. I just have this abundance of love for them and wanted to mention it.

RIP

Jul. 20th, 2017 05:51 pm
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steel to rust
Rest in Peace, Chester

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 8

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:56 am
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08 -- who is your favorite anime character?

Judging solely by merchandise owned, it's some sort of unholy tie between Athrun Zala and Gundam Exia.

I feel like whoever wrote this meme didn't consider there are people who've been watching anime for, y'know, decades.

what i saw July 19, 2017 at 09:58PM

Jul. 20th, 2017 04:58 am
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Four goals, four players. CUT OFF ONE HEAD, TWO MORE WILL RISE something i saw

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 7

Jul. 19th, 2017 06:26 pm
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(now I'm caught up!)

07 - have you ever watched an entire anime in one sitting?

Absolutely! The most recent, I'm pretty sure, is the newest Cyborg 009 that's on Netflix right now. I've watched straight thru some of the five-minute shows on Crunchyroll, if those count? Plenty of 3-6 episode OVAs. [personal profile] taichara and I got through Star Driver in something close to one sitting, and we also did Gundam Wing in about two days once? There was definitely food/sleep involved in the latter, though. But it was still fairly impressive. Boycritter and I have also done huge chunks of Naruto and Kenshin via Netflix - it's easy enough to cuddle up together and watch ~20 episodes overnight. ^^;;

Years and years ago, a group of friends I had always wanted to do some marathon events of 'the classics' like Escaflowne. Get a ton of food, etc. and spend ~12 hours watching Escaflowne, etc. Maybe Evangelion, whatever else they were into? IDK... But it never happened.

I honestly don't have much of an attention span anymore. I can put on a disc and watch it thru, but I'm also beading or picking up in the living room or whatever.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 6

Jul. 19th, 2017 06:01 pm
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06 -- list your Top 5 anime OTPs.

Let's not even start with shipping... I like ships, I have ships, but I am so sick of shipping as a fandom thing. Also, I literally have, like, no OTPs. Not at the level of 'anyone else with these people is wrong'-fanaticism I've seen the term described with. I have some heavily-preferred pairings, sure, but I'm not inflexible. The closes thing to an OTP I have... one half has a kid with someone else, that's cool, and whatever. (Also, not anime. Also, I can think of two examples of that floating around in my fandoms... huh. Still not anime.)

06 -- Five rescue licenses that thankfully happened.

• Revolutionary Girl Utena - with the Blu-rays coming this year after a DVD release a few years back, Utena was a wonderful rescue license to hear about, since Central Park Media has been gone for aaaages. Also, the manga version had a gorgeous reissue a couple of months back.

• All of Gundam - with Bandai NA going under a few years back, Gundam in North America was looking very rocky. Luckily, Sunrise partnered with Nozomi/Rightstuf to put out everything in lovely new sets, including series we didn't think we'd ever get. Oh, and Gundam Wing on Blu-ray very soon!

• A ton of other Bandai stuff -- Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Code Geass, etc. All rescued and recently put back in print. So many good old shows finally available. Still waiting on Dunbine, though.

• Martian Successor Nadesico - oh, c'mon, we all knew I'd pick a lot of mecha! Nadesico is a show that never quite knows what it wants to be, but it's good to see it back in print.

• Sailor Moon & Cardcaptor Sakura - not a surprise, either of these, but still very very welcome.

And:

One rescue license I'd love to see but probably will never happen -

pretty much everything I still have on VHS Holy shit. I was going to say the truly atrocious original Eat-Man anime, but Discotek put it out at the end of last year. I don't even words. So let's go with Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals. It'll never see the light of DVD or Blu-ray, but it will never be forgotten.

Feed

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:12 pm
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I am not a zombie fan. But I do like a good political thriller. And Feed is a post-zombie political thriller.

the ebook is on sale right now.
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At least, I've managed to extract each of the 30 individual poems from the PDF of the book, and save them as separate word files, again. Just got poem #30 down a few minutes ago.

Next Step: putting them back together in single file.

Step after that: making sure the format is all correct, re headings and stuff: crossing ts and dotting is.

...And deciding what changes to make, if any (Do I want to keep the compass rose ornaments at the start of each chapter, or do I want this to be a "no frills" edition? Do I want to add an "Author's comment" about stuff that's happened since the book first came out as paper and ink? etc.).

In any case, to commemorate finishing that first task, I've decided to increase the discount on the paperback (On the Lulu.com site) from 20% to 50%. You can now buy it for less than the cheapest shipping cost (probably).

...Just saying.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

BTW, here's the one review of the book on Lulu's page (and no, I don't know this person very well -- maybe said a few words to him on an online forum, over the course of a few years):
Begin quote:
(Five Stars)

I could try to string out a bunch of adjectives, but they wouldn't convey the experience of reading this. "Drawing on the emerging academic fields..." might hint at dry dissertation; there is nothing dry about this beautiful, expressive, poetry.

End Quote.

*preens*

Kittenshorts Meme

Jul. 18th, 2017 07:48 am
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I've seen a bunch of character memes going around and sure, why not~ Snagged this one from [personal profile] taichara

Give me a character and I'll tell you...


• what they'd do if they had a kitten in their shorts
• what they'd do if sent on a multi-week camping trip
• their most fabulous moment in canon
• what they'd sing at karaoke (and how they'd do)
• what they think about in the shower
• what they'd do if someone appeared claiming to be their kid from the future
• what they'd do if someone appeared claiming to be their kid from the past
• what kind of hobbies they have
• if their hair color is natural and how I know
• if this character is dead, and if so, if they can get better

ETA: my characters are fair game too!

AUexchange assignment.

Jul. 18th, 2017 03:54 am
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Won't say anything more except that I'm excited and my recipient chose tags I created and nominated so this is awesome. Getting to write a fic that's always been in my head anyway for an interested party? YES.
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...to pour over every detail of this with stereotypical geeky delight.

You have been warned.


[Image description: Thumbnail image for the YouTube video: “Meet the Thirteenth Doctor” posted by the Doctor Who YouTube channel, showing a close-up of a white woman’s open hand, with the cuff of a dark coat’s sleeve, holding a brass colored key in her open palm. Description Ends]

Video Description behind the cut )




Okay, so this is what I am wondering: Can we garner any further clues from this (beyond what’s already been leaked/officially released) about what happens in the Christmas Special?

I mean, that hooded coat is very like the one Twelve has been wearing, the last two series. But Jodie Whittaker is a lot smaller than Peter Capaldi, and she is not lost in there – it’s clearly tailored to her.

So is this her fresh after regeneration and the outfit 12 had been wearing changed with her, to accommodate (via TARDIS magic), or is this outfit this incarnation’s Chosen Look? And if so, what does that say about her character, if she’s chosen something so similar?

Also – presumably, the Christmas Special will at least start out wintry, but this scene is in the height of summer. So what happens in the intervening seasons/years? Also also – the bit where first, a fresh key, and then the TARDIS, appears is reminiscent of the end of Eleventh Hour… Apparently, they’ve been separated from each other for a while. Does that mean that Twelve’s regeneration will be as destructive as Ten’s was?

(I did warn you…)

Or, alternatively, do you think this scene’s only purpose is to introduce 13? And the mysterious walk through the woods just looks cool? And if that’s the case, what do you think it says about the tone and/or themes for the show that Chibnall wants to set?

Discuss.


^Everything above this line started as a Tumblr post.^

Everything from here is fresh for Dreamwidth:

  • I'm glad they decided to go with a woman.

  • I'm disappointed she's so white (and still not ginger!).

  • But I'm even more disappointed than I expected to be that they went back to the conventional "pretty youth" mold; for those viewers who just started watching with Doctor 10,* it must seem that Clara's concern in "Deep Breath" was valid: 12's regeneration as an 'old' person must seem like something was broken, that time. I don't need a full head of grey hair. But would a wrinkle or two really be so bad?

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 5

Jul. 17th, 2017 04:28 pm
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05 -- list your top 5 anime.

I can't even this prompt.

05 -- list five anime you'd show to someone new to anime

(in no order)
• Pretear
• Here is Greenwood
• Kino's Journey
• Generator Gawl
• Ayakashi ~ Bakeneko

Short things, which hold together, in a variety of genres which aren't entirely reliant on 'genre savvy'/knowledge of anime tropes while also introducing them.

The runner-up was Escaflowne, which is a bit long (given the lumpy bit it hits in the middle), but still came right to mind.
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A friend of mine and I watched Stargate together on rabbit today. I hadn't seen either one in several years. I get really fixated on things I like sometimes, but for the past couple of years I feel like the way I used to get involved in things has reached something of a mass that I can't maintain anymore. Does anyone remember that Katamari Demassi (I am probably spelling that wrong) game? About the little guy who would push a ball around and gather up everything in site and the ball would get bigger and bigger and the bigger it got the bigger things it'd pick up? I feel like that is me and fandom over the past couple of years.

I was telling my friend that I have a teddy bear I sometimes sleep with (when not too warm) named Dr. Jackson. This happened because I was most-into Stargate that first time around the time I got my wisdom teeth out. I believe this was the very end of the year I was 19. I was home from college and my mom gave me the teddy bear out of the things she had gotten my for Christmas early as a sort of reassurance/comfort gift given that I had just had minor oral surgery. I spent a lot of time in bed, drinking liquids and watching Stargate. I don't remember major pain, really, because it healed well and I took my medicine on time, but I do remember feeling sort of loopy and weak and helpless. It was a time when I had not been nurtured in a long time but then I was for a while. It probably sounds spoiled rotten from an outside perspective, but I guess I just really miss being cared for by other people. I often feel ignored and expected to carry myself by people I care about, even though I know it's a result of the way my personality projects or something in part at least. Anyway, it was just really nice, and Dr. Jackson has remained special to me ever since.

In rewatching these first few installments, I'm reminded of how much I do remember and how much I don't. There were questions my quite-pedantic viewing friend had that I honestly didn't know how to answer. Then again, I was able to wash dishes and do a few other things will the rabbitcast was going without missing the important stuff. That happens when you're into something that's really long. The early installments become boringly familiar while the later ones become more and more distant.

Rewatching the movie and the first episode with a more adult, critical eye now, I can't help but notice a couple of things. Even five years or more ago, I was aware of the fact that this series was very-90s, reassuringly so in some ways. I got into it late, but i remember Stargate being peripherally there at random times throughout my growing up years. But now, being more aware as I am, I just feel like there are certain kinds of innocence and naivete about presentation that just wouldn't fly now. My friend said it was very "post-Reagan capitalism" in the movie and then laughed about the Clinton Administration being in power at the time that they were in Chulak.

I was actually surprised by the fact that in Children of the Gods, Daniel actually lampshaded the fact that he was being treated as a "savior" by the people on Abydos. The white savior vibe meter is high in both the movie and the show. It's not so egregious that I think that in a vacuum the show suffers for it or is especially white-person aggrandizing, but seeing as these things don't exist in a vacuum my skin crawled a bit. But for escapism, I can appreciate this show in its own little space and appreciate that they at least tried to, in a period-typical way, acknowledge the trope and suggest that it wasn't that simple. I read some pretty good meta, way back when, on LJ about how Sha'u're actually was herself the most revolutionary character in the original film. I really liked it at the time, but I wonder how much of it is true and how much of it is wishful thinking.

Sha're and Skaara being taken in Children of the Gods is also very sad on one level but also really frustrating. I know that I ship Jack/Daniel and always have but it's still really kind of icky feeling that it's necessarily built on the back of Sha're and Skaara being taken in order to propel the plot. I really just can't help feeling Sha're and Skaara are among those characters who really deserved better. Nevertheless, I am along for the likely slow-ride of rewatching this show and falling in love with Jack/Daniel again. I was asked by my friend, who knows my penchant for shipping OT3s, if I had one in this show. I remember writing a fic that was Daniel/Sam once as a sort of mutual pining for Jack thing when he was gone, but overall I feel like I didn't really? Which seems unlike me. I'm not opposed to it, but I think I mostly shipped Jack/Daniel and Sam/Martouf???

Thirteen

Jul. 16th, 2017 01:03 pm
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I awakened to the news that the Thirteenth Doctor is to be a woman, played by Jodie Whittaker. I am really happy for the sake of representation, but I feel a little bit like I'm reeling anyway. When I was younger I was resistant to the idea, but addressing internalized misogyny and just growing up have paved the way for me to be not-unhappy about this development. However, it just really does feel like this bigger change for me than I know how to process at the moment, even though I know I'll probably welcome her with open arms when I see her in action. Now if only I would finish watching the middle episodes of S10.

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 4

Jul. 16th, 2017 05:34 am
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04 - if you could make a spin-off of any anime, what would it be?

Shockingly? not Astray!

The cheater option is 'the rest of Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas and its attached Gaidens', because I'd love to see the second half of the story animated.

Other than that - I still want the Tower of Druaga High School AU OVA, as hinted at in the series OPs.

(no subject)

Jul. 15th, 2017 09:54 pm
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Went to the small summer comic show today (and it was packed - far too packed for a church gymnasium) and picked up seven trades (from the $5 boxes) and two action figures. Trades were three TF, two Jem, a Back to the Future, and a Drizzt (since Drizzt is oddly tolerable in comic form). Action figures were a Zor Prime from Robotech (still on the card - we'll see how long that lasts) and a big Megaman NT/.EXE figure which seems to have a voice/soundbox but dead batteries. So... a better day than I was expecting!

I still need to get to the tool/hardware store if possible this weekend. The main thing I needed was a set of small hinges, because I broke my toolbox again and I'm not spending another $20 on replacing a slide that's obviously just going to break again. It's the bottom drawer, so I'm just going to do a bit of modification and it will no longer be a problem. I grabbed some cheap hinges at the grocery, just in case I don't get out shopping tomorrow. (But I would like to go buy more tools. Yay tools!)

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