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Dream journal thing

I've had a couple people interested in my dreams, and I can say without any conceit that they are interesting. So, if you'd like, here're a few I've had over the years.
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Jul. 27th, 2012

I had a dream in which eating jelly donuts gave you invincibility when fighting sea monsters.

Sometimes I wonder if I should just learn coding and spriting and make games based on my dreams. :I

Moooore TV stuff

Korra...I enjoyed. Lin is now solidly in my top two favorite characters (Asami being the other, Bolin being third), and I gotta admit part of that is that she's the only character who seems solidly grounded (pun unintended) relationship-wise. Maybe the show is going for an entirely different vibe, but I get the feeling that she's not interested in Tenzin romantically and hasn't been for some time, that she has no hard feelings toward Pema or her family, and that she's the most practical and long-sighted member of the group (protecting the last airbenders, accepting she's relatively unimportant in the longterm survival of the city, etc.). And I love that, and I've loved how she's evolved without being compromised thus far. I still want to see her past, complete with older Toph, and this ep just increased that desire. Otherwise, avoiding some spoilers, Asami was a badass and COMPLETELY in the right omg I was so looking forward to this; Korra was..there, she didn't really do a lot this ep; Bolin just keeps impressing me with how good of a bender he is and I REALLY want more than just the shallow representation of his character they've given thus far; and Tenzin and his kids prove exactly how cool they are (also, the more I think about it, the more convinced I become that Tenzin would not be a good leader in a time of war--not a bad thing, just a fact of his character).
Edit: Actually, while I'm here, how I'm predicting the pairings will resolve: Asami/Iroh and Korra/Mako. It is not how I want it to be, but that's my guess on how they'll play it.

As for Young Justice, it didn't look like an episode came out this week, and I can't seem to find any information on future episodes. Does anyone know if the season's done already, or when the next eps will be airing?

Jun. 3rd, 2012

WE HAVE ACHIEVED LIFTOFF. CUE THE ANGELIC CHORUSES. BOTH YOUNG JUSTICE AND KORRA HAD REALLY GOOD EPISODES THAT MADE ME WANT TO WATCH MORE OF EACH SERIES. I MAY EVEN START CREEPING ON OTHERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY WATCHING TO MAKE THEM WATCH. BE WARNED.

Actually there was one funny thing: why in hell were the bender police not investigating a man who was installing police scanners in all his publicly sold cars? I mean really, Republic City police, would this not have put up giant red flags on your radar before now? But yes, small and inconsequential and completely not interfering with my enjoyment of the episode, where we FINALLY get some acknowledgement of the fact that Korra's methods and attitude have been kinda bullying this whole time, and we FINALLY get the beginning of what I hope will end in an incredible tongue lashing by Asami toward Korra and Mako because of their illicit kiss and not telling her about their not-relationship they both want, and we FINALLY get some mention that Korra's lack of airbending is maybe a high priority problem, and we ALSO FINALLY get some sign that the bending government are being giant tools toward the nonbending public. IT'S ALL THE BEST THINGS ROLLED INTO ONE.

As for Young Justice, FLASH FAMILY REUNION FROM THE FUTURE WHUT. Iloveit. We got all the Flashes. Young Impulse (grandson of the JLA Flash) from the future comes back in time to "sightsee" (in reality to change the past so it's not a nuclear wasteland in the future) and we get some idea of why the hell the Krolateans are even there. He's interesting, he's multi-faceted, he's putting up a persona while hiding a darker past, and he gives credence to the theory that, even if this isn't an alternate universe, there may well be time- and space-skipping shenanigans going on to alter it. In addition, the episode features: Kid Flash, both Robins, Beast Boy, Roy, and Cheshire. You know what this means? None of the characters the show managed to tear my heart out with/make me want to punch something are in this episode. Yesssssssssss! Coulda used more ladies, but I'm willing to cut it some slack for the amazing Flashmob. *ba-dum psh!*

On another note entirely, working at the library and flipping through books to check for damages before I shelve them has given me an irrational hatred for certain book series and their characters. Curious George is a chaotic monkey that does nothing but make trouble and put others and himself in harm's way, but he gets away with it because he's a monkey that's treated as equal to a human being for some reason. Amelia Bedelia is a person with a genuine block to her ability to contextualize words and their meanings, to the point where she takes every single thing she hears to have the literal meaning with which she is familiar (sponge cake = cake with sponge pieces in it, baby shower = blasting a pregnant woman with a hose, etc.). And Junie B. Jones...oh Junie B. Jones. Junie B. Jones is a child with some sort of social dyslexia, who cannot have friends without insulting or physically threatening them (in every. single. book.) and who is slowly but surely driving both her teachers and parents to madness because of her..."precocious" nature. And by precocious I mean I think she's a sociopath.

And, last but most definitely not least, Happy Birthday, eibheall! :D
All right, my friends. I have a grand total of two three books in my queue right now...and then I am bookless. While it'll take me a week or so at least to finish these guys, I'd like to give you all a proposition before I become woefully underpaged: You suggest a book. I read it.

Any book. Could be a book you think I'd like, you think I'd hate, you don't know what I'd think about, you just want SOMEONE besides yourself to read, etc. I might not necessarily go in order, but the books in the post will jump to the top of my list after my current two/three. So, suggest away.

(Also, if anyone would like to make it a mutual book reading, which is in no way required, then I suggest The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, which I guess no other school in the world had their students read. If you have read it, maybe try something by Robin McKinley.)

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May. 20th, 2012

*sigh* And thus my children's television shows have come full circle. ashlultum, this is relevant to you, for behold: Young Justice had a better episode than Korra yesterday.

YJ included character development for Blue Beetle, who I am liking more and more by the minute; Superboy being himself while having bonding time with BB AND mention of some of my favorite of his conflicts and flaws; minimal dick!Lagoon and M'gann; Speedy's heroin addiction replaced with something that has the same effect, namely his search for the "real Red Arrow", but will be a lot more palatable to parents everywhere; Kid Flash and Artemis being cute; and Cheshire coming in with a plot point that, surprisingly, no longer exists in DC canon after their reboot, and which I am very interested in seeing working out. Basically, it was a genuinely good, even great episode, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the show exploring some of the stuff it introduced.

Korra had...relationship drama, complete with girl jealousy; the predictable evil twist, although not precisely going the route I expected; and more unsympathetic and even cartoonishly evil portrayals of Equalists.

*siiiiiigh* At least some good came out of this week.

Editing to add, gf really liked the Korra ep, so watch and judge yourself, I could well be in the minority.

May. 13th, 2012

Young Justice. Oh Young Justice. I'm going to have to get out the newspaper and squirt bottle, aren't I? And here your first season did such a good job of not piddling on the carpet. Spoilers ahoy for the episode Alienated.Collapse )

WHUT. IS THIS.

M'GANN MAKING SMOOCHY FACE WITH SOMEONE NOT CONNER. IN THE FIRST THREE MINUTES OF YJ SEASON 2 EP 1.

WHUT.

Edit: Okay, okay, gonna make this a slightly more substantial post. Which means some spoilers, as much as there can be, so there's your warning. (and considering that three minute mark mentioned above is not exaggeration, that doesn't really count)

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So I owe half of you emails or comments, and the other half I NEED to hear from to make sure you're still alive, so let's just cut to the chase. Having two parttime jobs drains a lot of energy (and time) and a lot of the time I end up..either forgetting or prioritizing things like "do laundry and sleep" over getting on the computer (which, I swear, the person who manages to create a laundry doing robot...), or I'm just like "coherent sentences no make" and put it off (like a bad friend). In addition, for the next coming week and a half specifically, spiderstars and I are making a visit to eibheall (who doesn't have internet rn), so I've got a few major things I have to do before I head out (like get a haircut, and go to the bank, and get my impending job schedules early from both works, and..) and while there probably won't have any access to the net.

In short, I am being, and will be for a little longer at least, a Bad Friend and not be answering emails and comments and stuff. And for that I'm really sorry. But! hopefully when I get back I'll have a moment to breathe not two twelve hour workdays in a row whut and get around to cleaning out my inbox. Rest assured, I will answer things, even if it is three weeks late.

Meme time again

From calligraphe:

The Five Questions Meme | How this meme works:
1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.


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HS CROSSOVER, BEST FRIENDS

Okay so yeah because of a certain Tumblr image (from here, one amazing tumblr) of Vriska as Spidergirl, I've been trying to mentally cross over what superheroes the Homestuck peeps would be. Some are obvious choices, some are tougher, and I would appreciate input as I am not an expert in superheroes. And lazy. So, the list, and I will edit in what people suggest:

Vriska- Spiderwoman/Arachne (NOT spiderman; the superheroine Spiderwoman, aka Arachne, actually has some psyonic powers too which makes her pm perfect); alternatives: Domino or Roulette
Terezi- Daredevil (duh)
Karkat- Hawkgirl ([KEYBOARD]SMASH)
Aradia- Starfire?
Tavros- Captain Marvel, Jr.?
Sollux- Sage (kinda similar powers, and similar backstory to his ancestor); Sunspot ('cause their outfits match. idk he's hard.)
Nepeta- Catwoman
Equius- [sp] Iron Man (building robots and things), Thor (strong)
Kanaya- crack superheroines: Vampirella, Jubilee
Gamzee- Hulk?
Eridan- Aquaman (the really serious soulless one that no one likes), Namor
Feferi- Mera; Aspen Matthews


John- Cyclone? (air manip and cheery disposition); [ash] fun Aquaman?
Jade- [sp] Zatanna (yesss)
Dave- The Flash (because a) attitude, and b) evidently some of them can time travel); Silver Surfer?
Rose- Cloak & Dagger (both of them together yes, look up their powers)
Roxie- Shadow-lass?; Ms. Marvel??; Darkstar????
Dirk- John Stewart Green Lantern?; Huntress?; Lex Luthor (oh you know it matches)
Jane-
Jake-

NOW GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS and do the rest of the work for me. :I
OKAY GUYS. IT IS OFFICIAL. ONE OF YOU MUST START WATCHING WAKFU AND LOVE THE EVERLIVING FUCK OUT OF IT AS MUCH AS I DO. OR ELSE I AM GOING TO EXPLODE FROM ALL THE CAPSLOCK STORED INSIDE MY BODY. BECAUSE I HAVE NO ONE TO TALK TO WHEN EPISODES COME OUT.

ZAB YOU DO NOT COUNT BECAUSE YOU GET TO SEE THE EPS IN ADVANCE. THIS MAKES YOU ENVIABLE TO THE POINT OF GREENNESS.

GUYS. There are so many things to like about this show, like the characters, the worldbuilding, the absolutely awesomely amazing animation and art, the character arcs, the humor. There may be occasional dark spots (pacing in some episodes, series' wobbliness at consistent characterization for certain situations, tendency in the first season to use sexism as humor), but the series. is. worth it. like as in I honestly cannot for the life of me figure out why the hell this hasn't caught on more in the US worth it. There is one episode left in season 2, and all I can think is "YUGO. YUGO YOU MY BEST BEST PAL ILU SO GO GET EM AND BEAT THEIR PANTS OFF FOR NOT BEING AS GOOD AND JUST AND ADORABLY MORAL AS YOU."

Now I'm going to go find someone who loves this show and make them squee with me. At knifepoint if necessary.
Well, I haven’t made a journal posting longer than a few paragraphs here in a while, so I do believe it is time for another installment of ‘things I like and want to talk about’ (formerly known as Tenth of Awesome, but now closer to Cool Stuff Whenever I Feel Like It). Today’s topic is an actor named Karl Urban. Oh, you’ve never heard of this guy? Well I’m sure you’ll recognize him…

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Quick question?

So- did anyone send me a measuring tape in the form of a snail? Because I didn't buy it, but it was definitely shipped to me (right name, address, etc.), and there's no note attached or anything.

(@those with the ability to contact her: anybody wanna check if Nina was the one who sent it? I got a letter from her, but it didn't mention a measuring snail)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH

AAAAAAH PENGUINDRUM WHAT. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME. I DON'T EVEN. ALL THE FEELINGS ALL OF THEM AND THEN I WILL MAKE MORE FEELINGS TO THROW AT YOU. I DON'T EVEN HAVE AN APPROPRIATE PENGUINDRUM ICON TO PUT TO THIS WHYYYYYYYYYY

OTHER PEOPLE I KNOW WATCHING THIS SHOW GO WATCH THE LAST EPISODE NOW SO WE CAN TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALK

Meme thingy

I promised I'd repost this, so why not now. :)

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Mercedes Lackey rec post

A while back, spiderstars asked me for some recommendations related to the author Mercedes Lackey, as she had heard myself and other raving about Lackey. For anyone who isn’t acquainted with her work, Lackey is a fantasy author who has been writing for almost 25 years, whose works range from high fantasy, to retold fairy tales, to urban fantasy—and yes I know all those are covered by saying “fantasy author,” but the reason I bring them up is because the area of her work with which I am most familiar is her high fantasy, specifically her books revolving around the country of Valdemar, where white horses can be semi-holy spirits bonded to the peace-keeping corps known as the Chosen. It’s seriously a great world, and I love (almost) all the books set there, but I discovered something very important when I was re-checking out her books for recommendations: there is no single book or series that would work as a good introduction to Lackeys’ writing and the world.

Now, you might ask “What about the original series? She must have started somewhere with this world,” to which I would say “yes, but her writing from twenty years ago kind of blows” (which is not quite true, as I very much enjoy and will be recommending some of her 20-year-old books, just…not the ones with which she introduced Valdemar). And of course, this leaves me in a quandary. I very much want to introduce others to the world, but cannot simply say “read this, it will give you everything you might need.” The solution? Write an entire Livejournal entry of course!

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