Daily Happiness

Apr. 29th, 2017 01:59 am
torachan: sakaki from azumanga daioh holding a cat, with the text "I like cats" in Japanese (sakaki)
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1. I get to sleep in three days in a row!

2. I had to fire someone today, which was unpleasant, and just generally made the day really emotionally draining, since it was on my mind all day leading up to it. But at least now it's over. And hopefully the store will be a more pleasant environment with them gone.

3. I finished up some more manga tonight, so it looks like I will manage to squeeze in one more chapter to post before the end of the month for sure. (And maybe another if the typesetter gets back to me.)

4. Look how big this Jasper is getting! He's six months old today.

tv

Apr. 29th, 2017 01:50 am
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I tried a couple of shows out and rejected them:

Hap and Leonard (on Netflix)
I wanted to like this because the guy who plays Omar on the Wire (Michael K. Williams) plays a gay Vietnam vet. But after a couple of episodes, I didn't like any of the characters. Williams' character, Leonard, was OK, but everyone else was mean and horrible.

Limitless (on Netflix)

A movie spin-off. Brian thinks of himself as a loser and a disappointment to his dad, even though his dad is supportive. He takes a drug called NZT, which temporarily turns him into a super-genious. I enjoyed the pilot because he used his genious for a bunch of things, like diagnosing his father's illness, solving a murder, playing music really well in a park, and talking to people about their problems (social intelligence!). But in the 2nd episode, it's clear that this is just another procedural about a white guy who is a rule-breaking genious for the FBI. He gets away with his rule-breaking because he produces results (and also b/c privilege). The science in the 2nd episode was also pretty bad: an engineered flu strain that was supposedly used for assasinations. Riiiiight. I stopped watching.

I settled on an addictive, violent, perhaps overly dramatic, gripping show on Hulu: BLACK SAILS. This has lots of queerness and is very pretty.
sineala: (Avengers: Welcome back Cap)
[personal profile] sineala
Bright As You Can (6626 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel Ultimates, Marvel Noir
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Steve Rogers/Tony Stark/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers (Ultimates), Tony Stark (Ultimates), Tony Stark (Marvel Noir)
Additional Tags: Multiverse, Established Relationship, Friends With Benefits, Threesome - M/M/M, Self-cest, Double Penetration, Spitroasting, Community: cap_ironman, Cap-Ironman Bingo
Summary: When Steve shows up at Tony's penthouse for one of their usual no-strings-attached dalliances, he's sure as hell not expecting to find a second Tony waiting for him. And they're both interested in keeping him company.

It took me two hours to title this. I'm going to sleep now. Have some smut. This is for Cap-IM Bingo; the square is "kink: double penetration."

the soul's wicked cartridge

Apr. 28th, 2017 11:25 pm
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[personal profile] oliviacirce
The first Rita Dove poem I ever posted, way back in 2009, was "Ludwig Van Beethovens' Return to Vienna" from Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2009). It's still one of my favorites, and although I've posted a whole lot of Rita Dove in the years since, I haven't been back to Sonata Mulattica since 2010. I bought a copy a couple of years ago, though, and it's time. To tell the truth, I really recommend just going and reading the whole book; but nevertheless, here is another one I love, for some of the same reasons:

Cambridge, Great St. Mary's Church )

Argh.

Apr. 28th, 2017 10:46 pm
sineala: (Avatar: Katara is determined)
[personal profile] sineala
You know what I hate? Story titles. Also summaries, but right now I hate titles. How do people even come up with titles?

I guess it's time to go through iTunes on random.

a fly-by YOI rec post

Apr. 28th, 2017 06:57 pm
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[personal profile] glass_icarus
Partly for [personal profile] qian, partly for my own reference, haha- I've spent way too much time inhaling a) the series & b) the fic for my own good. ^^; Also, I'm sure you've seen a lot of these before because I'm probably the last person I know to have fallen into this fandom? Anyway, some of the rabbit hole I went down, in no particular order & with various ratings:

Requisite Victuuri:
- Stargazer (YOI IN SPACE)
- Impostor Syndrome
- No Less Unthinkable (not just Victuuri, but I found it a super amusing way to get there)
- Rain Down on Me
- pick lilacs for the passing time (ballet AU!!)
- Three Sheets to the Wind
- you're like heaven to touch
- Fall Behind
- Calligraphia
- Rain Down on Me (series)
- i will see your body bare (and still i will live here)
- never stop until the grave
- icebreaker

Also Otayuri, because I have SUCH A FONDNESS for angry kitten Yurio & super-calm Otabek, haha:
- Gravity (same series as Stargazer, aka MORE YOI IN SPACE!!)
- the naming of cats
- All Things in Their Time
- Two Make a Pair
- My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.
- But I'm Not There Yet, & sequel I've got a list of songs I can't listen to
- Hey, Jealousy
- who can sing both high & low (same series as i will see your body bare)
- in flesh and bone

Write Every Day 2017 - April Day 28

Apr. 28th, 2017 11:13 pm
trobadora: (mightier)
[personal profile] trobadora
Ugh, after a change in meds my blood pressure is going crazy. And I'm still in that phase where you can't tell if it's just a period of adjustment or if it isn't working, so I'll have to wait a few more days. Not fun.

Today's writing:
  1. Decided on a title for a fic that is a sequel to a sequel of a fic I haven't written. (I was reading something else that gave me an idea which was just too good to pass up. I have to write these things down as they come, or I'll never remember!)

  2. Added some notes and dialogue to one of my many WIPs.

  3. Made an attempt at proper writing, since I wasn't quite as tired tonight. Couldn't really get into anything, but I reread some things, and I did add a sentence here and there.

Tally:

Days 1 - 25 )

Day 26 (LJ | DW): [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] doctor_jehane, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme (7 out of 14)
Day 27 (LJ | DW): [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] doctor_jehane, [personal profile] shopfront, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme (6 out of 15 so far)

Let me know if I missed anyone! And remember you can join in or drop in/out at any time. :)

impoverished blueberry farmers

Apr. 28th, 2017 10:23 am
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[personal profile] runpunkrun
I had a dream with a flashback in it!

It starts out on a train, and Diego Luna comes up to me (I know right) and he says, "You're so pretty. Were you in the Christmas play?" And I ask, "What was the name of it?" And he tells me, and I say no. And he's all, "Are you sure?" And he's playful and sweet and he reaches out a finger like he might teasingly poke me in the stomach, and I push his hand away and say, "I'm not interested."

A few seats ahead of me, my mother turns around, ready to disapprove of my lack of interest in romantic pursuits or whatever it is mothers are concerned about, and I say, "I said no."

Turning Diego Luna away made no sense to me, the dreamer, because Diego Luna being cute! But in real life, nothing will make me suspicious faster than calling me pretty, so I felt like maybe I understood at least part of it.

Then there was some stuff with a law enforcement officer tied to a pole in the middle of a dusty compound populated with girls wearing bikinis and diaphanous wraps. And I was there to witness his sacrifice or something?? And there I met a tall, heavy-set Hispanic or Native American girl—not in a bikini—who would only look like me if you'd recently been struck on the head, and I asked her if she'd been in the Christmas play. I guess I was trying to find whoever it was Diego Luna thought I was.

Then the flashback!

Diego Luna and I came from the same small town! Where we grew blueberries! But the crops had died, and the blueberry bushes were growing back in straggly vines with thick, black, chitinous bark, and that was no good because the berries couldn't sprout through the bark.

I touched one of the plants, and the few berries that were there were bruised and deformed, and my hands turned dark with their juice. Diego Luna showed up at the end of the row, and I went to him and hugged him, the way you do when your hands are dirty, wrapping my arms around him and pressing the back of my hands to his shoulders, my fingers curled inward, and I told him, "We'll figure this out."

And then I left. To figure things out at college maybe? And he stayed there, to figure things out on the ground. And I can only assume it created a rift between us, and that's why I pretended not to know him on the train.

And that's my impoverished blueberry farmer dream, starring Diego Luna.
musesfool: the middleman and wendy watson (let the loving come back to me)
[personal profile] musesfool
Today is our work Wine and Cheese party, but this year, we have to wear a name tag all day so people can learn who we are, and like Cordelia, I am not a name tag person. (me, I felt like saying, "you know who I am," but only because I've been here 8 years!) Ah well, for free wine, I guess it's okay.

And it's Friday, finally. Yesterday was fucking E N D L E S S. Why are the workdays so long and the weekends so short?

***

You know, I can't even be mad about that winning Ottawa goal last night. It was such a fluky goal and it was Karlsson and you know sometimes you just have to sigh about Swedes and accept it. I can be angry about the terrible inability of the Rangers to get out of their own zone, leading to the play where that kind of weird goal happens though. If Lundqvist gets out of these playoffs without murdering a member of his own team for lousy defense, he will deserve a medal. It didn't help that Anderson stood on his head, either. Ah well, tomorrow's another game. #LGR

***

Here are my answers to yesterday's meme, if you're interested:
= Homicide: Life on the Street
= Firefly
= X-Men Movieverse
= Star Wars
= Harry Potter
= Captain America
= Arrowverse
= The Middleman

That was fun!

***

Today's poem:

St. Deceiver in the Garden
by Jennifer Willoughby

As the women, we are sometimes
left to our own devices like sucking
up lint or writing haikus for famous
people until the bells call us back to
the circle of light. I don't know what
movie we're starring in today, the one
with fur-cloaked madman on campus
or the romantic comedy where the heroine
lives in a tree. The costumes are to die for—
chartreuse balloons with slits that split
to reveal an ancient version of our worst
hangover. We bang our erstwhile sexiness
like airport tambourines while craft services
ties two thousand starlings to the rafters:
they are playing the part of Nature and can
bathe in Perrier if they want. Periodically,
we take a break for raw carrots and chat
about past incarnations as Dancer at Xanadu
and Nurse on the Hospital Roof. The makeup
artist fixes our floribunda scars and says it
doesn't matter how much money you make,
the man you get is the man you hate.

***

AO3 Reaches 3 Million Fanworks!

Apr. 28th, 2017 08:25 am
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AO3 3 million fanworks

Partial screenshot of the AO3 homepage showing 3 million fanworks

Archive of Our own has reached 3 million fanworks! What does AO3 mean to you? https://goo.gl/72vFSM

Doobee doobee doobee do wop

Apr. 28th, 2017 09:36 pm
copracat: Paul Weller reclining in a boat in a scene from the music video for 'Long Hot Summer' (summery boy)
[personal profile] copracat
3.A song that reminds you of summer: Long Hot Summer - Style Council

I do not give a damn what the lyrics are about, it's a music video of a skinny shirtless boy running his hands over his sun-warm skin, over his soft tender belly, writhing on a picnic blanket. Damn.

And yes, this post's icon is one I prepared earlier, years ago. Long Hot Summer has been my go to summer song for over 30 years.

And this one, too
don't look back, you can never look back )

music meme topics )

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Apr. 28th, 2017 07:06 am
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[personal profile] synecdochic
Someone is vigorously bathing in my lap to make sure she looks lovely for her new human. :)

furiously grooming!

Barring disaster, we'll be transporting her in two weeks! And then she can get as much petting as she wants:

Thea getting lap scritches

Daily Happiness

Apr. 28th, 2017 01:59 am
torachan: a kitten looking out the window (chloe in window)
[personal profile] torachan
1. I posted manga! Might get another chapter or two posted before the end of the month, but if not I've at least gotten seven chapters posted this month, which is not bad for as distracted by Zelda as I've been. :p

2. Speaking of Zelda, I didn't play much today, but I did do a bit more exploring in the mountains around Hebra Tower and found two more shrines. I think I'm going to leave off any more exploring there until I get those snow boots, though. It's just such a pain to move so slowly in the snow...

And then I went to turn in some gourmet meat to that guy to finish up a quest and suddenly started to get a blood moon. As soon as I saw the signs, I immediately transported to the shrine at the top of Mount Satori or whatever its called and then flew down to Washu's Bluff and this time I made it in time and finished that shrine quest! (I tried it once before, but landed literally right as the blood moon phase passed and the platform light blinked out.)

I also had enough bits and bobs of Guardians to buy one piece of the ancient armor! I need to kill some more Guardians, though, because now I need a ton more parts. :(

3. Tomorrow is Alexander's birthday, so we went out for karaoke and dinner today. We went to Jollibee, which is a Filipino fast food chain. Everything was delicious, but the peach mango pies were especially good. And the halo-halo. It's a good thing it's not very close by, otherwise I'd be going there for dessert way too often. -_-

4. Carla got some cute pics of sleepy Chloe tonight.

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Apr. 27th, 2017 10:54 pm
yhlee: Avatar: The Last Airbender: "fight like a girl" (A:tLA fight like a girl)
[personal profile] yhlee
Joe and I did not realize that the anime Fate/Zero was a prequel to Fate/stay night, thus leading to a brief WTF??? when we hit the ending of the former. Can anyone who's familiar with both tell us without being too spoilery, in general terms, whether Fate/stay night is as, um, traumatic and Nightmare Fuel-laden as Fate/Zero?

P.S. We also did not realize it was an Urobutcher show when we completely randomly picked it to watch. HA HA HA HA HA the more fool us.

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