Well, maybe I haven't written anything interesting anyway. But still. I wrote the damn post, people should be able to read it, right?
The link I put above seems to be going to the specific post, but it still won't show up anywhere else. Does anyone know how I can get my post(s) back? (God only knows how many else may now be gone.) I suppose I could go to one of the forums, but they get a zillion comments every day and I doubt I'd get a reply.
This has never happened before. It's so weird, and annoying.
- Current Mood: confused
Then I kept getting distracted by gifs on tumblr.
So, without further ado, thoughts! There are many of them. SO MANY.
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Is it weird that I have so many thoughts about a summer superhero movie?
Probably. Oh well.
This entry originally posted on DW. There are comments over there.
I've spent my day going "..." at the hilarious (and deeply, personally offensive) remarks by anti-gay old British dudes going batshit over the prospect of gay marriage, with things like this
"I warn you, and MPs on all sides of the house, that I fear that the playing field has not been levelled. I believe that the pendulum is now swinging so far the other way and there are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who see this as but a stepping stone to something even further."
actually coming out of their mouths. (A stepping stone to something even further. I am so excited! Not because of the equal rights stuff, clearly, but because of this super fabulous secret cabal gay agenda that will take over the world with glitter and force all the straights to get gay married in St. Paul's Cathedral after turning it into a giant nightclub... or whatever it is we aggressive homos are planning to do once we get the right to marry.)
But then the internet informed me that Keanu Reeves, bless his enterprising soul, is playing the main character in a Hollywood take on 47 Ronin. For those not in the know, The 47 Ronin is an ur-Japanese story, based on historical events - famed in song and movie, told and retold a thousand times over. And now we can all see it on the silver screen, courtesy of America! With an American man in the lead because, you know, there's a limit to how much of these Asians one can take, am I right? (It's also filmed in Scotland and Budapest because pfft Japan who cares right?)
And their excuse for having a white man there during a historical era when any European who set foot outside of Dejima Island in Nagasaki harbour was supposed to be killed on the spot is that Reeves' character is "half British" (and "half Japanese"). OH OKAY THEN. That
...this is like that fucking Last Samurai thing all over again. *facepalm*
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- Current Mood: hopeful
Guppy took her first steps!!!
Never, in the history of babies, has there been a baby so happy as there was last night, toddling and giggling between Jake and I. She is seriously clumsy and crash-landed into waiting laps several of the times, but oh, the triumph on that little girl's face! You hear about what an amazing moment it is, but I'm not sure you ever really appreciate it, or realize how much the child's own recognition of the event plays a role, until you're holding out your hands and watching her make her own way to you. She's been waiting for this, and while she has loved walking behind her stroller or holding onto a hand, she's been aware that there's a world of independence just out of her grabby little reach.
It was an amazing sequence, and I'm so incredibly grateful that Jake could be there with me to share it. It was a perfect moment, following a perfectly delicious dinner of homemade kale quiche.
In related news: I'M SO DOOMED.
She also decided to get up 4 hours early this morning, and stayed up for 2 hours, rather than falling immediately back to sleep. No further unassisted walking, but I know it's just a matter of time.
I have showered, and vacuumed, and got the dog fed and the husband fed and off to work and oh, by the way, launched my coloring book Kickstarter, which is already
I also got another last-minute Sea Monster sponsorship, so I have an additional card to do, and we're just $4 from a second additional card! I finished one last night - maybe my new favorite - and have started the commissioned one that bumped us up.
I have family coming into town any day now, and it's breakup, which means MUD EVERYWHERE, and we're looking at estimates to have a garage built and it's SPRING (really this time, I hope) and *Kermit flails!!*
I leave you with happy Guppy wearing Jake's ear protection.
Me last night at the venue for my reading, which was the Methodist church right across the street from the University Bookstore in Seattle. Here I am looking at the patron of the establishment, hoping he would not strike me down, in my naughtiness.
He did not.
Thanks to Daniel Christensen for the photo.
Seattle was lovely. On to Portland now — or more accurately Beaverton, where I am at Powells, tonight, 7pm. If you’re in the Portland area, I hope to see you there.
It also made me newly interested in other characters and pairings: Kirk/Spock/Uhura, Spock/Uhura, Kirk/McCoy, Gaila, Amanda Grayson. I still mainly read gen and Kirk/Spock, but I enjoyed dipping into stories about the other characters too.
It's been a few days now since I saw ST: Into Darkness, and I'd kind of expected to be all over the fic by now. I was looking forward to it. But you know what? I went and briefly poked at the AO3 on Sunday, looking to see if there was anything new and interesting, but nothing appealed and I went back to writing my current WIP instead.
Today I've been reading some meta, which I thought might spur my interest, and I still don't really want to read fic, even though the interactions between Kirk, Spock and Uhura were one of the genuine delights of the movie.
I'm reluctantly coming to the conclusion that Abrams has managed to kill my fannish enjoyment of Trek, with a movie that's not even fittingly bad; it's a death by mediocrity.
I... I don't even know how to think about that yet. Except that I've lost something precious that I didn't expect to lose, and I lost it with a whimper, not the more usual bang of cancellation or character death/betrayal.
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Now, the spoilery review. Do not read until you have seen the movie. Seriously. It is so much better going in not spoiled.
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Congratulations to pixiewildflower! You won a free ACEO print of any sea monster! You may choose any of the ones shown here, or wait until the conclusion of the release and pick one on June 1.
And the winner of an original is: meeksp! Congratulations! Thank you for helping make this project happen!
I got most of 'When Sea Monsters Attack' written today in a frenzy of writing inspiration - 1500 words so far, and I'm guessing another 1000 words to polish it off.
We are $14 from adding monster #21, and I am planning to finish the two remaining and close up sponsorships this afternoon... I'm putting the polish on a programming job, have finished up my business emails, and am just about ready to sit down for some monstery art while Guppy naps. When they're done, the project will be closed... so that I can launch my Kickstarter tomorrow! Eeee! It has been approved, so all I have to do is push that SCARY SCARY green button and cackle about how 'It lives! It lives!'
Have the latest of my sea monsters to be posted. The 'Wheeeeee' sentiment here seems applicable to my mood right now.
I took Guppy shopping, and she was adorable. There were squawks, but some food from the deli kept those mostly at bay. While we were waiting in line at customer service (she lost one of her sheep mittens, and we went to see if someone had turned it in - which yes! They had!), and a little girl (maybe 3?) was behind us smiling shyly at Elsa. I tried to convince Elsa to wave, which she very suddenly remembered how to do, and she was SO pleased with herself that she started giggling in delight and babbling and wiggling in excitement. Lots of smiles, so very cute.
Weather is cold, but clear, and not viciously windy like it's been.
Sea monsters now. Finished what programming I could for the moment.
Having been down the hate-fandom road before, I think the reason hate-fans stick with it is very similar to the reasons anyone sticks with squee-fanning: because it's an enjoyable, creative, social activity. Hate-fans fan together, share their outrage, write the stories they want to read, in general bond over their irritation.
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This rant brought to you by Linkara and his hilarious, insightful screeds against bad comics - I love me some delicious comicbook fanboy rage (especially when it comes with a good dose of feminism and highly amusing narration)!
Yes, Portland! I am returning on Tuesday, May 21st! To feast upon your Voodoo Donuts and other local comestibles! And to read, answer questions and sign books! Largely in that order!
You will find me at Powell’s Beaverton branch at 7pm! Please come and bring everyone you have ever met in your life. Because if I don’t get a good crowd, I’m not allowed to have any Voodoo Donuts. Voodoo Donuts are for closers, you see.
Tell me you’ll come. The donuts, they are calling.
That’s right, Seattleites — as you read this I am lurking about your town, preparing for my event tonight, May 20, at 7pm at the University Temple United Methodist Church — which, in case you don’t know, is located at 1415 NE 43rd St in Seattle.
What will I do there? Read! And talk! And sign books! And maybe play a ukulele if someone brings one! Who knows! What I do know is that it will be fun fun fun. And also, fun.
Please note: This is a ticketed event, and you can get tickets one of two ways:
1. Buy tickets for $5 at the door (cheap!)
2. Buy The Human Division from University Bookstore and get the ticket free with your purchase. Since I will be signing books at the event, this is probably the best possible way to go for this particular (I will sign your other books of course).
I always have an insanely good time in Seattle and I’m looking forward to more of the same tonight. Hope to see you there!
& The Daily Mash's commentary on the Tories fucking around with marriage equality: Gay people to continue having lots of hot sex
Tim Loughton, one of the Tory backbenchers who wants to win by cheating, said: “Please stop being like this.”
(Also I am going to be sharing a hotel room with M and he agrees with me about stealing as much food from the complementary breakfast as we can possibly get away with.)
& This gif of a small owl being outraged by a door.
& From the BBC: Dan Brown on 'hurtful' reviews and saving the world. This bears a startling similarity to the Telegraph's mocking piece a week or so ago XD The article summarises his book thusly: In Inferno, Brown reintroduces Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, who wakes up with amnesia in Florence, Italy, and has to try to save the world from an evil scientific genius while simultaneously evading a crack squad of assassins.
*chokes with laughter*
My favourite part, on researching in Italy:
"We got a secret tour of the Palazzo Vecchio. I had this great experience where I got to the end of a secret passage and you push on this wall and the wall spins and I stepped out into the map room.
"I had pushed my way through a map of Armenia that a whole lot of people were looking at. These were tourists who thought, 'This is crazy, I'm in the Palazzo Vecchio and Dan Brown just stepped out of a wall'. They felt like they were in the novel."
- Current Music:The Indelicates: Sympathy for the Devil