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Apr. 3rd, 2017 09:19 pm
rivendellrose: (bleeding heart)
I've deleted my LJ account. The new ToS bullshit was bothering me, the giant ads drove me nuts when I logged in, and it was time to admit that just having had an account for 14 years wasn't actually enough to make it worth keeping when the site was clearly going under.

So yeah. My fic is all (or very nearly all, at least) up on Ao3, I'll clean up the links in the sticky post for them later. I might even figure out how to upload my Neko-Chao kitty mood theme here someday, now. It never felt quite right here without them.
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Stolen from [personal profile] selenak, the End of Year Fannish Meme!

1. Your main fandom of the year? Old Star Trek: DS9 and ENT. I had a huge personal loss and massive life-change this year, as well as some resulting depression, and the combination sent me scrambling for comfort in the form of both the familiar and long-beloved (DS9) and the familiar-but-slightly-new (ENT).

2. Your favourite film watched this year? I'm terrible at picking only one favorite, so instead I'll list a few: Arrival, Moana, and Hail, Caesar! come to the top of my mind.

3. Your favourite book read this year? Again, terrible at picking only one, but I developed a passion for Georgette Heyer this year, and probably my favorite of her books is either Arabella or Frederica.

4. Your favourite TV show of the year? I'm going to go with "favorite new to this year," so that would be the short-lived but marvelously underrated BrainDead. Seriously, check this out if you missed it, it's hilarious, has a marvelous cast, and is perfectly delightful.

5. Your favourite online fandom community of the year? Meh, I have honestly not been that terribly involved in online fandom this year, apart from individually with a few friends. Mostly I love that there are still fans of the old stuff floating around putting up occasional new things.

6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year? Uh... The Force Awakens taught me that sometimes I really like Star Wars?

7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Uhhhhhhhhhh... does the ENT finale count? Because wow, that was a piece of shit. I was prepared, and I was still horrified.

8. Your TV boyfriend of the year? 2016 shall go down in my fandom history as the year that I coped with my messed up life by falling head over heels for Commander Shran, and Jeffrey Combs in general.

9. Your TV girlfriend of the year? Hmm, let's say Mary Elizabeth Winstead, because I loved her character in BrainDead and was thrilled to see her doing something better than Scott Pilgrim.

10. Your biggest squee moment of the year? Seeing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Globe Theater in London, and then watching the same production several months later when its final performance was streamed by the BBC. That was fucking fantastic.

11. The most missed of your old fandoms? The most missed would probably be Babylon 5, which I've been somewhat restraining myself from (just the thought of the DVD menus is enough to keep me from pulling them out, even though I'd love to rewatch some of my favorite episodes, and I'm a little afraid of falling face-first back into all that madness) and whose online camaraderie I really missed from the old days of LJ.

12. The fandom you haven’t tried yet, but want to? Hmm, dunno. We've been trying Leverage, but it's not really clicking yet? I know, that doesn't totally count. Uhhhh... I might watch Rogue One once it's on Apple TV? I'm afraid it'll be too Saving Private Ryan for me.

13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year? American Gods and Star Trek: Discovery. I suspect the former will surpass my usual levels of accepted violence/gore and the latter will disappoint me in some way, but I am still ridiculously excited for both and will do my best to stick them out regardless. Also looking forward to the as-yet-untitled (as far as I know) spin-off from The Good Wife, because damn but I miss that show. Oh, and Mass Effect: Andromeda. Man am I excited for that game.
rivendellrose: (Scully)
So, after seeing yet another of those "Hey, we're tired of Tumblr fandom's shit" and a lot of people commenting with basically "I would love to go back to Dreamwidth/LJ but it doesn't seem to be active," I decided, well, hell, if that many of us feel that way maybe we should just flipping try to post here again. Because hell yeah, I'm sick of a medium that doesn't allow the kind of conversation that made me interested in fandom to begin with.

So anyway, this is me, putting myself out there to say hey, I'm still here! I would totally still be here all the time if other folks were still here, too!

As far as fandom stuff goes, I'm mostly just waiting with bated breath for Star Trek: Discovery. Will it almost certainly disappoint me? Yeah, now that Bryan Fuller isn't leading it anymore I'm resigned to the fact that after the first few episodes the amazingness may taper off and I might not actually like it, and also it is going to be a giant return to the usual Klingon obsession, which is sad. But freaking Doug Jones is playing an alien regular, Michelle Yeoh is playing a Starfleet captain, and Sonequa Martin-Green is the lead character. I can't miss the possibilities represented there, even if they wind up not being quite everything I'm hoping for.

Also, Moana and Arrival were both fabulous movies. And [personal profile] hearts_blood is currently doing a fantastic job of dragging me back into our old Minbari headcanon universe. She also got me the Crimson Peak artbook for Christmas and it is flipping gorgeous.

How's everybody else doing out there?
rivendellrose: (letters)
Trying out this Dreamwidth thing again, because Tumblr is annoying the crap out of me. I mean, seriously. Remember back when everybody was like "Oh, LJ staff are so awful, let's all LEAVE." And then they went to Tumblr for some reason?

Yeah.

Anyway, since this place is actually functional and has a working comment system that no one is thinking of removing, and you can actually have conversations without exploding everyone's dash/f-list into a nightmare of incoherent replies, I figured I'd try posting here again. Maybe this time it'll actually stick.

I still miss my kitty mood icons, though. The bats are cute, but they're not as cute as the kitty icons I had on LJ.
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Drive-by links:

Fascinating piece on sex ed from the NYTimes (apologies if it shows a login screen - it works for me, but I can never tell when I link out to their stuff what it's going to do for other people)

And, also from NYTimes, We now have software to rate how drastically photos are retouched in magazines and so on. Seriously, check this out, it's a real eye-opener if you (like most people) have ever looked at a magazine cover and instantly felt your sense of personal attractiveness go down something like twelve points. "Why can't my skin be as perfect as hers? Why can't my stomach be that flat?" Well, because hers isn't either. Check out this gallery of photos before and after photoshopping to see some really fascinating examples of what's going on.

MoveOn.org has a petition to stop the current internet censorship bill that's being debated in Congress right now. Definitely worth putting your name to, for the American folks here.

Lastly, go check out all the glorious stuff that's being auctioned off to benefit Terri Windling and her family over at [profile] magick4terri. There's some seriously cool stuff over there, and a ton of it, so be sure to page through the previous entries. It's a great way to help out one of the grand dames of fantasy, and get some of your holiday shopping done to boot! Or, hell, just fabulously fun browsing to go through and coo over all the stuff wonderful people have donated to help out. ;) There's also a Facebook page, and please do spread the word!
rivendellrose: (city girl)
Drive-by update to try to catch the things that are going on right now!

- All finished moving out of old apartment, and will be going tomorrow morning to turn in our keys at the office.

- Getting settled at the new apartment (for a definition of "settled" that still includes a whole lot of boxes). My favorite things about the new place are how open and airy it feels, especially in the living room, how gorgeous the upstairs bathroom is, how fantastic it feels to have in-unit washer/dryer again (imagine - I can just throw some stuff in the wash, leave, and come back later to put it in the dryer whenever I have time, without worrying about it being pulled out and left wet on a table!), the balcony (which I fully intend to transform into a little container garden - if you have any advice about this, I'd love to hear it as I've never done so before), and how awesome it is to just step out my door and have, instead of a busy street and a bunch of empty or seedy shop fronts, a nice, quiet, tree-lined street and, 2 blocks down, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Seattle with fantastic restaurants, bars, and shops.♥

- I am, alas, having some heart trouble again. I was diagnosed with arrhythmia (cause unknown) a few years ago, and although it quieted down for several years, it's been back to its old annoying tricks lately. At first I blamed it on the stress surrounding the move, but most of that's been done for a few weeks now, and the heart is still all wonky. I'm due for a physical anyway, but I'm not looking forward to another round of poking, prodding, and cardiologists eyeballing me and refusing to believe that yes, I'm only 28, and no, I don't smoke, drink alcohol or caffeine excessively (in fact my caffeine intake has been reduced to pretty much only white tea and the occasional green tea or decaf coffee - my poor, neglected collection of black tea!), take any herbal supplements or drugs other than the daily baby aspirin that was prescribed for my condition and the occasional ibuprofen for a headache or whatever, have high blood pressure (that, ironically, is consistently fine!), or train excessively for marathons or anything weird like that. It gets a little tiring after a while. I don't know what it is - I just live in this body. I've had the heart monitor, I've had the blood tests... it has been roundly agreed by every doctor I've seen to be "really weird." And, apparently, inexplicable. It's also really damned frustrating and upsetting.

...Aaaand then I gave myself a minor panic attack by looking at symptom and treatment info for arrhythmia on the American Heart Association website, because I am a moron and constantly forget, apparently, that it's a bad idea for me to look at that kind of thing while I'm having an episode. ARRRRGH.

Right, that was all a bit of a downer. No big deal, nothing I haven't dealt with for a while, just annoyed because I don't particularly want to go through the whole rigmarole again. With luck, I can at least get the doctor I really like, when I do go in. Anyway!

- Continuing my grand tradition of being at least 3 years late to every awesome TV show ever... We're almost done watching Avatar: The Last Airbender! We're most of the way through season 3 at the moment, just finished the Invasion Day 2-parter - no spoilers, please! ♥ But omgwtf I love this show. The characters are all so awesome and fun and the writing is shockingly good for what it is, and yayyyyyyyy.♥

o_O

Dec. 11th, 2009 07:53 pm
rivendellrose: (buffy)
So, [livejournal.com profile] nekokoban told me to look at this: www.MyLifeIsTwilight.com

And I did.

And now I sort of want to give up on the Human race.

Nothing against people who enjoy the series for what it is, but... um... damn. I can't decide if some of these are hilarious or just plain horrifying. I mean, most of them are funny or just "whatever," but every now and then you hit one that just.... yeah.....

smut. argh.

Apr. 8th, 2007 10:24 pm
rivendellrose: (Default)
Other people need to write smut for my favorite pairings, so that I don't have to. (I hate trying to write smut. I always feel like such a moron.)

Also so that I don't occasionally feel tempted to read Really Bad Things because they include one character that I adore, and one character who the very thought of in association with sex (particularly with the afore-mentioned character) gives me hives.

I miss fandoms where I thought pretty much everyone was hot. Like Firefly. Everybody in Firefly is hot, and there are several (canonical and non-) pairings that totally make me go quivery and happy. Whereas... on the other hand... there is Buffy. Wherein I find a grand total of four characters attractive. Giles, Jenny, Spike, and Dru. Yes, really. Dru. I realize this makes me slightly... broken. Something about her just seems to push my buttons. Possibly it's the "oh-god-she-could-totally-kill-me" thing. I have a history of being irresistibly drawn to dark-haired female characters who could kill me with their pinkies.

I'm trying not to think about what this says about my sub-conscious.

...And my train of thought just got totally derailed by "Fantasies Come True" from Avenue Q. There are some mental images that just... It's like psychological ice water. Eagh.

Back to desperately trying to poke my story into submission...

Note: First statement of the post definitely not meant to be taken seriously... although if anybody should happen to do so (or find me links) I would love them pretty much forever. I miss being in fandoms that weren't so damned big or hard to navigate. :P

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