lyssie: (Jo Grant blows up daleks)
Since my new screen is ginormous. I've been using Pixlr, as my ancient photoshop will not work on this computer. Sadness.

Anyway, some of these are better than others, and I am to lazy to do preview images. Lots of reds.

Women of SG: Atlantis
Liz and Teyla, and a bit of Sam (a variation of the above)
Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse) Because those covers were fucking amazing, ok.
Multiple Marvel women Natasha Romanov, Carol Danvers, Bobbi Morse.
Natasha Desktop 1
Natasha Desktop 2 Art by Phil Noto
Natasha Desktop 3 Art by Phil Noto
Kara Thrace and Sam Anders
River Song, the many faces of
lyssie: Cover from Mockingbird issue 5 (I spy with my little eye...)
I keep putting off reading comic-related things (I keep buying Ms. Marvel, Saga, Lazarus, etc., but managing to remember to read the TPBs doesn't happen often).

For some reason, though, I picked up the Mockingbird trade "I Can Explain", and when it came, managed to read the whole thing.

I hadn't intended to. I simply wanted to look through it to see if it was good (I hoped).

But instead, I read it. And then went back and re-read bits. And then went online to order the next trade (and yes I know, sadly, it's the last).

(not really spoilery, but)
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lyssie: (Kelly is surrounded by idiots as am I so)
The weird thing (or maybe not so weird) thing about listening to Rumpole of the Bailey episodes (and by that, I mean the mp3 rips I've done off the BBC tv series that was done 80-90s with the amazing Leo McKern and the two Liz Proberts who are both still somewhat hot, though Samantha Bond has aged better, but then Abigail McKern was more the girl next door than the glam-Bond-girl)--but I'm digressing.

Anyway.

The thing about listening is realizing what a damned con artist and mastermind Rumpole is. He is like the male Sophie Deveraux without the lust for cash and sex appeal (I like Leo, but Rumpole is rather sexless in his way). He manipulates the fuck out of everyone around him (and Hilda, his wife, is a bit grifter, herself--but she'd have to be to survive him).

And he usually does it in similar ways to how Sophie and the Leverage team played on peoples' prejudices and perceptions (racism, sexism, ableism, etc). Usually, he mostly plays on the sexism to get people to do his bidding.

Which I suppose shouldn't surprise me, given my love of Justice and Revenge (Dark Justice wasn't watched for its plot, ok. And Leverage fills the same revenge-kink-niche that The Pretender).

But it does make me wonder what his reaction to the Leverage crew would be.

The above all said, I have also discovered that there have been recent radio plays about a younger Rumpole which have included both Benedict Cumberbatch and Julian Rhind-Tutt (and LET ME TELL YOU, listening to the opening of the one on youtube after having recently re-listened to some Green Wing and McKern-Rumpole was a bit jarring). Somehow, I must find more of these. sigh.
lyssie: (Jo Grant blows up daleks)
1. I have 0 opinion on the LJ thing. I'm just cross-posting everything. Because I can. Also, more icons on LJ.

2. I am so behind on TV I still haven't watched the DW christmas special. No, seriously, I haven't.
(CLARA WAS MY HEART OK. Also, I really should finish my post about my thoughts on CLARA and Twelve and the last season, as it's, like, two years late at this point.)

3. I finally broke down and bought a new laptop. Much as I loved Parker, when Firefox tells me they will no longer support the version of Windows I'm running... Anyway, the new computer is not named, and is shiny and all. And also maybe now I can watch Netflix again. Even if Photoshop no longer works (curse the inevitable betrayal of technology).

4. Is anyone watching this APB show Fox is doing? Because it sounds like a low-rent Person of Interest ripoff. (c'mon. "A tech billionaire. A Chicago cop. Giving justice the reboot." It's just missing the ex-CIA operative...)

5. Yes, I do live. =D

6. OMG. I was going through icons and there are like ten billion Kara/Sam icons on my computer and I MISS THEM OK. I miss BSG fandom and SG-1 circa season 9 and, let's be real, Farscape at any season (though I wasn't in the fandom). I also need to make myself more Pryde/Wisdom icons. Because speaking of OTPs... (and maybe I need more icon space on DW'th, as there is a lack of Jean/Scott here).

7. The worst part about moving computers is having to go through all of your files and realizing you don't remember what the actual fuck three-quarters of them are (though at least my music files were mostly in order, and a playlist spanning EVERYTHING is massively entertaining especially when it shifts from The Pogues to the BSG soundtrack...). Also making sure you don't have copies and duplicates. Over-write is my friend.

8. However. Can I talk about how fugly the Windows 10 start menu is? Because it is awful. I don't want this facebook bullshit. (I know there is a shell thing out there). I just want fucking classic view back, dammit.

6B. No, seriously, going through these Kara/Sam (and the BSG ones in general) is making me say all sorts of "OMG OTP. AUGH. STUPID KIDS." type things. so pathetic, I know.
lyssie: (Dee is a billion times classier than you)
ok, so I also missed halfamoon. But, um. I've been busy.

Taken from [profile] _profiterole: 10 Books in no particular order that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than few minutes and don't try to list the "right" or "great" works.

1. Freedom and Necessity by Steven Brust & Emma Bull. It doesn't matter how often I re-read it, there's just something about the magic and the espitolary-ness and Susan Voight's ability to be amazing and how it is basically cross-dressing SPIES and MOSCOW RULES and magic lineages and happy endings and BREAK MY HEART A LOT. omg. Also, women with pistols. Or holly. Depending on what they want to use as defense.

2. Gossamer Axe by Gael Baudino. Immortal harper chick takes on the sidhe to win back her lover... using an all-girl heavy metal band. It is so 90's in it Wicca-ness and bad Christianity and other things. Also, f/f, cliche a lot, and still amazing. Seriously. ALL GIRL METAL BAND BEATS ELVES ANY DAY. ok. Yes.

3. Reforming Lord Ragsdale by Carla Kelly. The first Kelly I ever read, and the one that's really stuck with me. Emma Costello is an indentured servant to two hideous Americans who gets her servitude bought by their cousin (who himself is not a good pickle). Angst, sturm and drang ensue along with Emma's plan to reform the dude and get him married off. Not to her, though, because she loathes the English.

4. The Silicon Mage by Barbara Hambly. Computer programmer Joanna Sheraton gets her possible-kidnaper-sort-of-boyfriend arrested as an evil wizard, discovers HE WAS RIGHT, and has to plan everything to go after him and save the world. Because an evil sorceror is stealing the hope from both of their worlds. This book still remains my favorite of the three (if only because of Joanna's bffery with Pella, and Antryg's pleasure at seeing her and Caris--and as much as I like the sequel Joanna doesn't have much to do).

5. Dreams of Dawn by Marti Steussy. Coming of age SF, with bio-genetics, backwards colonists, found families and girls kicking ass.

6. Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley. Robin Hood + practicality + Myths, who writes the legends, and Marian bringing the archery. Seriously, I would kill for a well-done mini-series of this. (also, there is cross-dressing)

7. Best Laid Schemes by Emma Jensen. Pure regency fluff, but she owns my soul, and this one is lovely. Second: Coup de Grace, also by her (the whole trio with that group is amazing, even if I want to slap Noel a lot for being an ass).

8. Dreadnought by Cheri Priest. Steampunk train journey with zombies, bad guys, pistols at dawn, no-nonsense nurses and badassery galore. I feel no one should be surprised that the Clockwork Century book to stick with me is the one with TRAINS ok.

9. Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey. Shut up, it was my formative years, Killashandra Ree is amazingly Dramatic and still owns my heart. (even if some of the sexual politics now piss me off, I'm looking at you, Crystal Line)

10. Dancer of the Sixth by Michelle Shirey Crean. It is fucking criminal that there was never a sequel to this as I loved the whole universe (and the lasting effects of Dancer Flight heavily, HEAVILY influence anything I write featuring space pilots like Kara Thrace or even Sam Carter--I'm actually pretty certain half the Kara fic I wrote was Dancer fic in disguise). Anyway, the only part of Dancer that I can't stand these days is Michael's fucking paternalistic attitude. Stop calling the woman you want to have sex with 'child'! it's gross.
lyssie: (I am Jack Harkness's surprised look)
Scott Summers - manic pixie dream girl
lyssie: (WAIT who are we again?)
1. I am pretty sure if I made a Bill and Ted joke at work no one would get it (a: culture barrier due to multi-cultural co-workers. b: they are all so damn young. Ok. Not all. But A, for instance, missed a Die Hard reference. He's a dude. How does a dude miss a Die Hard ref?)

2. Which was not what I intended to start with. Oh well.

3. So. You know how you sometimes google yourself just for shits and giggles? BSG fandom has a large chunk (in bits and pieces) in Digital Fandom: New Media Studies by Paul Booth. If you search it for 'Lyssie', the relevant page displayed is a bit relating to a femslash fic I wrote (me and LoQ going back and forth about it - it's an example of blogs and reactions or something. Whatever). (WTF I AM IN A PUBLISHED ACADEMIC WORK, also, so are my shipping preferences. SO EMBARRASSING

4. Under my real name, I am apparently the devil in disguise. GO ME. (I could be a spy!)

5. I saw my folks over the holidays, mom and I watched a bunch of Granada Sherlock Holmes. Also, my mother is immune to the Rule of Cool, apparently.

6. I have listened to Green Wing so often at work that I can quote it during every damned episode. And I still want to be Sue White when i grow up (Ms. Gomez, why and how are you so amazing. I do not understand).

7. ETA: Also, and oh god, can I rant a bit about the cover of Alice Through the Looking Glass a bit? Because according to the cover, the movie is all about Tim Curry um... Depp, right. Anyway, he's the main character. Or something. When in reality all he is is a fugly lamp that could be removed and the movie would (mostly; let's be honest here, it didn't require him specifically to set events in motion, but someone did have to be the Underland catalyst, although arguably that was Mirana) have remained the same.

AUGH. Fuck Disney. And Burton.
lyssie: (Gwen and Jack)
1. Hallo again. Unexpectedly not logging into LJ for... a while means unexpectedly giving up on reading the backlog.

2. I've been playing with this prompt generator, which is possibly the greatest thing ever: http://www.seasip.info/Misc/genremixer.html
It has given me such amazing and ridiculous prompts as:
Lee Adama / Kitty Pryde - endurance & silence & blades
Kitty Pryde / Toshiko Sato / Kelly Jones - dressup & food
Clara Oswald / Kelly Jones - wingfic & rockband au & don't try this at home
Kitty Pryde / Pete Wisdom - handcuffed/bound together (I feel this happens to them a lot, regardless of prompt needs)
Kelly Jones / Clara Oswald / John Crichton - hostile climate & clones & arrest
Clara Oswald / Lee Adama - Lights
Pete Wisdom / Clara Oswald - tears
Lee Adama - estrangement
Gwen Cooper / Sharon Valerii - coming out & imprisonment & doppelganger (because what every Cylon needs is more excuses to have duplicates hanging out with their girlfriend while they're in jail)
Martha Jones / Ianto Jones / Toshiko Sato - nightmares & magical trouble & blackmail
Hermione Granger / Kitty Pryde - don't try this at home & imaginary friend & talking appliance sidekick
Toshiko Sato / Martha Jones / Kitty Pryde - electricity
Ianto Jones / Toshiko Sato - tentacles

3. Work is. Well, I have a new position, sort of. It's my old position, however, I am now doing half of someone else's job as well.

4. My attempt to read my bookshelves dry has... ended. I should get back to that.
lyssie: (Ten is your lonely god angel)
1. I keep re-watching this Icon For Hire vid which is essentially a bit feminist 101 re: women in the music industry and how it's stacked against fair play (and how, even forty years since Joan Jett and Patti Smyth and Heart, women are still considered just tits and ass). It's also an adorable vid with pink sparkly glitter and lipstick. (I do really like IfH, despite their ridiculous teenagery angsty bandness. They're a bit Linkun Park, but there's just the lead singer, not two dudes splitting the rap vs sung music lines)

2. Work has finally settled on moving me to another department (my role is 'critical' and 'vital', but will now roll up under a different manager/director). That's nice of them. Hilariously enough, A will be a co-worker again (I'm not stalking you, dude, honest).

3. My mad dash through everything Allison Lane has ever written is nearly at an end. Though I still don't think I'll read her two earliest novels. The cover of one is just... awful.

4. My mother randomly dialed me the other day. When I called her back, we chatted for a while. My parents seem to be doing fine. My brother in law, otoh, has a blood clot they're treating (he went in because headaches, and they were like "you can't do anything for three months because death"). At least they caught it?

5. I didn't sign up for femslashex (for serious, my fic output has been, like, two fics a year, and that includes the femslash porn battle). But hurrah for everyone who did. It does mean I can try to figure out treats or something. (I gave lots of pairing prompts, that counts for a lot, right?)

6. I was sick two weeks ago (a cold), and I spent Monday and Tuesday home from work and managed to re-watch some of Have seasons two and three. And. That disappointed simmering rage still does not go away. (I will let this go about the same time I let Eastwick go)

7. I also re-watched pretty much all of Green Wing. I continue to be convinced that Sue White is Missy getting in some practice for stalking her BFF. Because really. (also, I love almost every member of that cast)

8. The weather has finally turned to autumn, and I'm a little annoyed that we're giving that mellow 60s temperature stage a miss. (ie, it's been cold. ish. shut up, I am a delicate snowflake)

9. I should really do the meme prompts I have sitting around. I feel certain there are some (and it would procrastinate from logging in to kick out invoices in dolphin).

10. When asked my favorite Doctor the other day, I said Eleven. I think it might be Seven now, though.
lyssie: (Dangerous Sports Club)
So. So. For whatever reason (I think I was looking for Sabrebabe's "Looka Me!" fanart, tbh), I was googling for Pryde/Wisdom fanart. And one of the things I came across was a mock-up cover of Wisdom + Longshot in one of those team-up four-part things.

And.

And no.

Because this is what would happen:

Wisdom would be unable to handle Longshot's relentless adorablness, crack and kill him.

Then he'd call Kitty all guilty and remorseful.

Kitty'd be like "...you are an idiot."

And Pete would try to explain.

Then Kitty would point out that she is not calling Dazzler for him, and he's on his own there. But to tell Dazzler to call her for drinks some time.

But at the last moment, it would be discovered that Pete's gunshot/whatever actually gave Longshot the right coma-like-push to triumph over the bad guys or whatever. And then there'd be a party.

And Kitty would still refuse to call Dazzler for anyone (though she'd probably abscond with 'Ro and Jubes and maybe Meggan and Faiza and Jacqui for a girls' night out which coincidentally would meet up at a disco revival pub).

The end.

and then Kitty and Pete would make out awkwardly for old times' sake and then Marvel would cancel everything they're in for another Iron Man or Wolverine series or something
lyssie: (I am Jack Harkness's surprised look)
1. that moment when you check your notifs on Twitter and your mother favorited something and you're like "FUCK, WAS IT AN OFFENSIVE LINK?"

2. I sent an email out today with explicit, step-by-step instructions including pictures and everything... and I still had multiple people respond with "How do I fill this form out?" Srsly. How do you people even fucking function in reality? Or do your jobs?

3. In a similar vein, I told someone "I need you to give me X, X, and D." Instead, she sent me X, C and H. Thanks, now I have to wait for you to send me the other things I need. (also, when she wanted to know why she had to do more work, she was like "I'm ok if AP has to do more work". Which, no, asshole, I AM THE ONE who will have to do more work because I will be doing YOUR fucking job which is why I told you I needed it THAT WAY)

4. I may have gone to the poster sale at UWM. And if I had more wall space, I would have too many things to put on them. Um. If I had bought them (which I didn't, because I have restraint. Mostly)
lyssie: (Phoenixes are immortal)
1. There is an Elementary rolling remix! if you're into that sort of thing. (it sounds awesome, but I'm two seasons behind at this point)

2. I really need to stop whining mentally about how behind I am and just actually, y'know, catch up on everything (off the top of my head, that includes: POI, Elementary, Sleepy Hollow, Orphan Black, Motive, Scott and Bailey--which, really, JANET AND RACHEL AND I AM BEHIND, WHAT--, Covert Affairs, Lost Girl [I will finish season three, dammit], The Librarians.... Basically, anything that isn't the Clara Oswald Show or Blake's 7 repeats.)

3. I randomly ended up with season two of Haven as audio files to listen to at work and... I sort of miss Haven, but in that "I still feel like I ragequit for a good reason" way. Audrey Parker, I loooove you. Also, season two and the Christmas episode make no sense when taken together. Season two's theme seems to literally be "Audrey Cannot Have a Life or Friends" and then the Christmas episode's theme is "Audrey Needs All Her Friends!" Very confusing (and, like, these are five year old spoilers, ok). Anyway. I'd totally forgotten some of the things from Season Two, and the SURPRISE!Tahmoh during the season finale made me laugh like a loon. (also, EVI, I miss Evi. OK, and, like, Duke has this weirdly uneven characterization that season)

4. Dragoncon happened. It was entertaining. I didn't get out much, but I managed to see a couple panels and score some trades I needed. Saw Nicole and Shayna, and Palmetto (so briefly in passing, but I tweeted!). Room is already set for next year, so, yay.

4b. Saw one panel on Big Finish, and I really couldn't articulate why the whole "Americans don't like radio drama because Stargate fandom hated the SG ones" bugged me while there. But, really, one needs to remember the SGU killed a lot of happy feeling in that fandom and the producer comments during the Lantis cancellation/Torri H. debacle were pretty much a FU to the fans. So them not liking the audio dramas (which I've heard weren't that great anyway, and BF needs to remember that Sirens in Time was AWFUL, and they've had some real hideous ones over the years) isn't a good indication that Americans don't like radio drama. Especially with podcasts, Welcome to Nightvale, and the fact a good 50% of BF sales are probably TO Americans.

4c. A much better American franchise to go for would have been Farscape. Speaking of shows with die-hard fans. (not BSG, because I think that fandom was pretty burned, too)

5. I am up to 40 books on my books read this year list (starting from about a month or so ago), so go me. Some of them are even new books and not re-reads. (given that I think I may have gone almost a year without reading a book while I devoured bad fic... 40 in a month and a half is pretty good) The number does not count the anthologies, I've been keeping them separate.

6. I officially have a new boss (who is the boss of my old boss). Not sure if I've gone up in the world or what.
lyssie: (Ace and Shou Youin)
YOU GUYS. Havoc was talking about newbs in fandom and their incessant need to believe they've done something first and that LJ is 'ye olden days' and such -

And someone in her comments mentioned OTL. And I went "I wonder if Topica still exists" and it does.

And my login still works.

And it is entirely fitting that DarkMark is spamming OTL with an invite to LinkedIn.

(and, like, two of you will care, but whatever).

No one has posted fic to OTL since 2009. I don't know how to feel about that (I mean, yeah, OutsideTheLines and mailing lists are a bit obsolete in general, but those were the days, y'know). LJ and Twitter and Facebook and Myspace and half a dozen other things (message boards becoming more functional and interactive) killed mailing lists. I think.

Maybe.

Also, the days of the personal archive are long past, everyone uses bit multi-purpose archives like Ff'net and AO3 and some that I probably don't even know.

Mostly, though, my OTL password is still the most ridiculous thing ever (I even said "I bet it's still this" and it was).
lyssie: (Domino)
I hadn't actually realized it was out (like I pay any attention to movies, girls. Alice was out for like three weeks before I knew it).

Anyway, we went and saw it earlier tonight.
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lyssie: (Clara Oswald)
1. Flist, I have a very important question that I almost posted to twitter but forgot about. Did Jonas Quinn ever wear a bandanna a la Daniel Jackson and his do-rag of shame? (and why do I think I've asked this before? I don't even know WHY I wondered about this one my way home today).

2. It has come to my attention that I've not talked comics in, like, ages. (probably because I subsist on trades these days; holy shit it was back in 2014) And

  • Rat Queens is currently on hiatus (and reading up on it, there has apparently been a quagmire of drama over the book for the last two years that I didn't even know about). This makes me sad. Although perhaps there is hope?
  • Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl was everything I ever wanted in a story about Emily Aster. I love that woman, even if she's an asshole.
  • Amazon keeps suggesting comics to me, which is why I've picked up:

    • Copperhead - it's a gritty space-age western with a badass female sheriff who is the quintessential cranky John Wayne type. Plus there's alien tensions, kidnapping, the heroine has sex, and bad things are on the horizon. (I totally loved it, ok, I can't help that I am weak for confident women having sex)
    • Paper Girls TOTAL 80's nostalgia trip, it's Twilight-Zone-influenced and hilarious and amazing. Plot? A group of paper girls on bikes vs what might be aliens in their sub-division. I love it.

  • I continue to buy Saga, Lazarus, Sex Criminals, Ms. Marvel & Captain Marvel, but I haven't actually read all of them yet (I think I'm three trades behind in all but SC).
  • I keep waiting for the new Velvet & Saucer Country trades in the vain hope they're not actually finished.
  • I did read The Wicked and the Divine and, like Phonogram, it is a delight.
  • Things I am not reading: most of Marvel, all of DC, and I may have accidentally broken up with Ghostbusters (but the movie may fill the hole in my life).
  • Also not reading any of the new Doctor Who stuff out of (probably) loyalty to IDW. And also because I am not made of money.
  • Where is my Painkiller Jane move, Mr. Palmiotti? Where? (I know, Emanuelle Vaugier and Kristanna Lokken are hard acts to follow)


3. Speaking of media, I am aware that there is new space opera on tv. However, I'm also sure none of you are surprised that I watched the first two episodes of The Shannara Chronicles the other day instead of Killjoys or Dark Matter. And unlike Legend of the Seeker I did not spend the entire thing going "please die, leading males, please fucking die as you are annoying and dull and boring." Instead, I mostly went "Oh, Wil, you're not that bright." and "I'm sorry, Allanon, that people are stupid and childish." and "What the fuck is Amberle wearing. WHY." (although, the thoughts were actually in reverse order). Idk. Epic fantasy apparently has hold of me right now? I liked Mr. Long-Suffering Druid and Amberle and Eretria, and Wil is adorable like a puppy.

3a. I think I'm terrified that all of the Who audio I listen to will make me super-critical of space opera (I mean, the Tricia Helfer thing from last year was probably amazing, but I couldn't last twenty minutes because dead girls and too many sexist males, but). Which is why I didn't try the other two.

3b. I also need to watch Wynnona Earp. And The Living and the Dead. (because creepy Victorian Gothic Horror; also, I'm pretty sure that if someone did a gothic horror series starring Romoloa Garai and Mia Wasikowski I would be all over that)

4. I did recently re-watch the Marple version of The Sittaford Mystery with Zoe Telford and Carey Mulligan. As always, it was excellent and I love Emily and Violet (and ship them so violently it's sad). And it made me want to work out more of a plot and finish the Emily/Violet fic I started the last time I watched (because Emily follows the money, but she can't help loving Violet, and Violet dislikes being used for her money but Emily is exactly what she needs now). Possibly there were Russian spies involved (shut up, I like spies and it was the 50's, and the Red Scare was a thing then. Besides, they were in South America. or maybe Prague)

5. So, my grand re-read of the Virgin NAs hit a snag as I realized that I would have to actually read Falls the Shadow. I certainly didn't manage it my first time through, and my completist brain wants to not skip. Sigh. But it's so long and full of dull torture, ma. */whines* Which is to say I haven't actually read anything since finishing off St. Anthony's Fire.

5a. Though, to be fair, I don't think I've managed to read an actual book this year. Perhaps I should break that curve.
lyssie: (Fiona and Adam)
1. I am working on the prompts from the previous.

2. My brain on Big FinishRead more... )

3. I was standing about five feet away when the bus stop sign fell over. Too windy, I assume. Normally, though? I'm standing right next to it (if it hadn't been raining, I wouldn't have been sheltering under the bridge). It looked the like the bottom of the pole rusted through.

4. The complicated thing about listening to Scandal in Belgravia is when you get to the point that you're wondering why Harry Pierce got one over on Mycroft Holmes and if this is how Erin inserted herself into multiple terrorist organisations.

And then when one researches, one discovers that Sherlock aired about three months after the end of series ten (and far before the Spooks movie), and one wonders if this is how Erin built her cover for the terrorist insertion (because it was splashy and ridiculous and convoluted, which is very Spooks-like)

Which leads to the following going nowhere and resurrecting people ficlet (spoilery for series 10 of Spooks?):Read more... )
lyssie: (Clara Oswald)
Disclaimer: not mine
Fandoms: Doctor Who, Sherlock
Characters: Clara, Sherlock, John
Length: short (600 words)
Spoilers: Er, none, really, but season 3 for Sherlock.
Set: after Day of the Doctor; during His Last Vow
Notes: the problem with listening to bits and pieces of His Last Vow whilst previously listening to bits of Day of the Doctor is when the syntax/conversations meld into each other. Resulting in the following. And no, it really isn't anything but a bit of ridiculous fluff.
we pick up in media res )
lyssie: (Lizzeh and Teyla)
1. Femslash Today porn battle taking prompts: http://femslash-today.livejournal.com/626839.html (c'mon, prompt ridiculous things, I already have). (also: anyone who can spot the theme in my prompts wins a gold star)

2. three-day weekends are amazing.

3. Stealing this meme from [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook:
Give me two characters from different fandoms you know I'm familiar with, and I'll give you a dialogue happening between the two of them. Without justifying how the crossover would work, how their worlds clashed or how they could even meet each other. Just a silly crossover conversation with no backstory, for fun.
lyssie: (Cassandra is full of glee)
1. Really loving the new Garbage album, 'Strange Little Birds'. Favorite tracks so far: "So We Can Stay Alive", "Amends", and "Teaching Little Fingers to Play". (so, yeah, basically, the last three songs on the album) Additionally, "Sometimes", and "Even Though Our Love is Doomed" are good. And I like the album as a whole, so, kudos to them for being amazing still.

2. I replaced my laptop keyboard, so I have a working 'c' key again, and I'm loving being able to type without going "shit, did I hit the C hard enough?" Also proud of having done it myself.

3. My dad's phone drunk-dialed me (well, he was trying to text and called instead) while I was standing on the Loudest Bus Stop Ever. So I ended up calling him back and then calling my mother. And my mother was talking about work and whilst doing so, had such a southern Missorah accent, I was half-tempted to tell her so (I assume it's because she's subconsciously producing it since she probably picks it up while at the office).

4. I finally have met Mrs. Clarke in the Big Finish audios, and quite like her (although, how many times HAS the Doctor been in WW2? At this point, the answer is "Far too many to have not crossed his own path"). I'm also eagerly anticipating the upcoming Ace-Mel-Seven trilogy (after Ace-Benny-Seven, my Team TARDIS. I blame Virgin's NAs) I do miss Flip, though. I quite liked her.

5. John Rogers has been a tweetdemon all day, which was good, since I had nothing else to read on break/lunch.
lyssie: (Emma Bishop has glowy eyes)
Non-spoilery thought: if you are looking for a movie with a female lead, multiple women having conversations and multiple complicated female-female relationships, women having agency and making their own choices? Yeah, this is the move fandom keeps screaming for.

And given the poor box office response, this is yet another movie Hollywood execs are going to point at and say, "We gave you what you wanted, you didn't watch it, so we know that making more movies like that is worthless to us."

Here's hoping the new Ghostbusters doesn't get added to that list.

However, on with the review/plot discussion/etc.
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