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May. 23rd, 2017 09:34 am
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Good morning, I cannot believe some sweaty hockey dudes that I've seen play IRL - ten of them, even! - and even spoken to are going to the Stanley Cup Final. Whaaaaaaat. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. If Pontus and Freddy both get to play I might even cry a little.

Fandom5K reveals! I wrote love/be loved/beloved, some Sherlock Holmes (the RDJ movies) threesome. ♥ to my recipient for insisting that it’s actually in character. 5386 words, M for Mature - Sherlock/Mary/John, blindfolds, light bondage, vague Victorian clothing porn.

Started watching American Gods and I feel like it's clear Bryan Fuller looked at Starz and said, "Yesssssss, all the gore and nudity I couldn't actually get away with on Hannibal!". There is legit a dick pic, right there on the screen. I got through the first two episodes yesterday - Orlando Jones' boat speech was just as great as it was promised to be, and Ian McShane is perfect as Mr. Wednesday. I did wonder what they were going to do with Laura Moon to give Emily Browning second billing but apparently she gets at least one entire episode devoted to her. This show is also the perfect vehicle for Peter Stormare, who is the most Czernobog of Czernobogs, and Gillian Anderson has shown up to play Lucille Ball.

Going to see Alien: Covenant tonight with Upstairs Lady so I'll probably never sleep again. I should go read a few reviews so I'm at least somewhat prepared for what I'll be scared by. (The only scary movies I see in theaters are these and I mostly want to see it for the double Fassbender performance.)

Speaking of: The director’s devotion to Fassbender reaches such giddy and perverse heights that we very nearly get, in one delightfully bonkers scene, some cathartic Fassbender-on-Fassbender robot sex. Alas, Scott doesn’t quite submit to this natural temptation. Oh, no wonder one of my tumblr mutuals is 'shipping this.
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I feel, in good Viennese, "wia daschlogn," i.e. my head weighs a ton and that's after pain pills. I blame the weather, it went from middle of the summer on Friday to autumn on Saturday and then spring today. (Weather forecast: changeable, fuck.) At least it's the weekend and it doesn't matter so much, and in a few minutes I will go to bed. Sleeep.

Today I ran in Vienna's Women's Run, it was nice. 5km, and considering that I didn't train much because my knees hurt if I'm not careful I'm satisfied with my time. Every kilometer I was a little bit faster.

Then I visited my family for lunch & a nap, and when I came home our new roommate Eva offered me still warm apricot pie. We definitely got lucky in the roommate lottery. Then I convinced her to watch her first hockey game, that was fun too. The Pens won 7-0 :) Goals goals goals. And Sweden won gold, capped by attempted goalie murder.

Thick as Thieves, Queen's Thief #5

May. 18th, 2017 11:47 pm
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I read Thick as Thieves today, the newest book in the Queen's Thief series, half of it while at work. Ahem. I knew it was a mistake to start it during my morning commute but my self-control is limited. I re-read The King of Attolia, my favorite of the series, the day before, and then I got too impatient and skipped ahead. Reminder for next time, when I find out that a new installment in a series comes out soon, start re-reading the other books before the new one comes out.

Looks like I never actually posted about the series when I first read it, huh. I found the first two books during my US vacation over a year ago, in two different boxes at a booksale in New Jersey. I did not mean to buy actual physical books while in the US! Going to the booksale had not even been my idea, my aunt was meeting people there. Anyway, I remembered seeing several recs for the series and couldn't resist.

And good thing I had heard of it, otherwise I'm not sure I would have finished the first book, it starts very slowly. Around three quarters in I started to enjoy it a lot, and from then on the series got better and better. Politics, complicated plots and machinations, questioned & shifting & rock-solid loyalties, yes please. Plus a whole lot of competence porn, especially in book 3, yum.

I really enjoyed book 5. I know the author better now, I know her M.O., several later revelations I saw coming early this time, and I still was taken by surprise by a plot twist near the end, kudos. Spoiler ) Pacing- and plot-wise it reminded me the most of the first book, except now I know the political/character backgrounds, so while I found the first book boring at times I really liked this one. I also grew to like Kamet a lot faster than I expected, and I was delighted to find out about the second main character. I was happy about the appearances of the characters I already liked, like Eugenides and Attolia. Spoilers )

I liked the ending, but I had minor complaints. Spoilers )

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May. 17th, 2017 08:38 am
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me yesterday on the drive to work: oh yes this next different POV section starts like this, perfect, aha now I must get to work and write this down.
me at work: why is my dispatch center full of co-workers? why is it 9am before I can even attempt to think about what I was thinking about before? now I've forgotten what I wanted to write down.

I mostly remembered what I was doing and managed to get the idea down.

Word count check-in for today. This last week I mostly wanted to just add bits to in-progress stuff here and there and get my 007 posted, and I accomplished those things. I really haven't done much as far as other goals for 2017 but I have posted 45k words of fic so far this year, out of my 60k goal.

My fandom5k story seems fairly dead in the water as far as hits but w/e, it's probably not a fandom people really track. My recipient seemed to really like it, so I'm happy about that part! Reveals aren't until Saturday but I will link it then.

me: *googles Bonavista, NL things*
Internet: Are you going on a VACATION?
me: no I just need to know
Internet: For a VACATION!
me: no for fanfictions

Speaking of Newfoundland, there are towns called Heart's Desire, Heart's Delight, and Heart's Content, which I find delightful. (Maybe I will make these Admirals players roadtrip there in this story I'm looking up all this NL stuff for.)

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May. 12th, 2017 08:47 am
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Minor Reinharts renaissance continues - I looked to see if Max has an Instagram and wound up looking at what people had posted in the #maxreinhart tag, which wasn't much because no one really cares about Sad Unemployed Reinhart, BUT it found me this outrageousness, which then found me this nearly NSFW video in which Sam demonstrates that he's done his hip mobility exercises.

Anyway (I'm getting to the point of this, I swear!), as I'm still pissed off that Eichel gave himself away as a jackass - guess it's hard to keep your opinions to yourself and not alienate your fanbase when you're young, rich, and white - I have a forever-unfinished Jack/Sam/Max that was reeeeeeeeally just an excuse to write Sam and Max making out, so yesterday after watching these ridiculous videos I thought, "Fuck it, I'm just going to write some Sam/Max." AND I DID.

Now I can go edit at least part of the 007 poly story, which I have ignored for like a week now.

ETA: DONE.

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May. 10th, 2017 02:09 pm
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Writing check-in for today. While I didn't get a lot of words written in the last week, I did get a lot of research/note-taking done - two hours this morning spent recreating some 14-15 Adirondack Flames stuff that I actually compiled once before but must have recycled the (full) notebook once I decided I wasn't writing any more NHL fic, because I've gone through my house and I definitely can't find it. (Um, I might have stacks of notebooks in several rooms in my house. I was going to use the desk in my spare bedroom as a distraction-free writing area. Then it got taken over by beading projects, but the notebooks are still there.)

Anyway, with the amount of time I have spent making g-d timelines for this ridiculous story I better freakin' finish it. Maybe wrapping it up will be my July Camp NaNo project.
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