lunabee34: (writer by sukibluefiction)
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FANFIC MASTERLIST: These are listed in order of their post dates within each fandom. All fic has also been posted to AO3.

An asterisk (*) indicates that the fic has been remixed.

AVENGERS )

ATS )

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA )

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER AND ANGEL THE SERIES )

DIE HARD )

DR. HORRIBLE )

FARSCAPE )

FIREFLY )

HARRY POTTER )

STARGATE ATLANTIS )

SG1 )

STARGATE UNIVERSE )

SUPERNATURAL )

STAR TREK 2009 )

STAR TREK TOS )

STAR TREK VOYAGER )

STAR TREK DS9 )

RPF )

MISC )

REMIXES )

YULETIDE )
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Emma and I were talking on the way home from physical therapy today about how it took us both a little bit to warm up to Zhao Yunlan, partially because of the contrast between him and Shen Wei.

spoilers )

Can't wait for episode 9!
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I think I've been rendering everyone's names incorrectly in my reviews. I should be writing Zhao Yunlan rather than just Zhao, right?

I'm also a little confused by the way people are being titled old. Is that just a literal translation of an honorific? It's been used for older people but also Zhao Yunlan who is definitely not old. And the use of brother and sister, is that analogous to comrade?

spoilers )

We had to skip a night last night because we had guests. I'm really looking forward to episode 8!
lunabee34: (thanks by ponders_life)
1. My camp for the local high schoolers was today. It was a success! I am so freaking relieved. And now I have a new set of data, properly gathered this time instead of the dumb ass English major way I did it last time, and now just as soon as school finishes in May, I can finish this article and try to get it published! The amount of improvement in implementation from last year (inaugural year) to this year was really nice to see. I learned so much from last time, and I learned even more this time about what we'll do better for next year. So stoked to have this behind me. LOL Now I just need to turn right around and start recruiting university students to lead the camp (they get experiential learning credit for doing so) and writing my IRB proposal and etc.

2. As part of the camp today, I wrote a poem inspired by Dickinson's "Hope is the thing with wings feathers" that I think turned out pretty well.

Love is the thing with legs
That gallops across the heart
And tosses its mane and
Stamps its hooves in time with
The beating.

It races through the blood,
Swift and sleek,
And pulls the weight of longing
Behind it
Faithfully.

A thoroughbred, dependable, solid
But hot-headed,
Pulling at the lead
And chomping at the bit
And dreading always the
Snapped ankle.

3. We have an oven! After what seems like a million years but is really only like a month, we have a gorgeous, sexy double oven with three racks per oven--regular and convection capability--with this ridiculous computer bullshit. I loves it.

4. [personal profile] executrix always sends me the most lovely things to read.

Margaret Atwood's Writing with Intent )

5. Reviews of a handful of Guardian episodes and this week's Gotham forthcoming! I am also writing a Lee/Barbara fic inspired from Lee's line in the episode from a couple weeks ago: spoilers )
lunabee34: (avengers: captain marvel by ebsolutely)
The Night Gone Black
Darcy/Jane
Infinity Wars fix-it fic
2812 words
Adult

Whew, writing this reminded me of my very complicated feelings regarding posting WIPs. I mean, on the one hand, posting serially is fun; getting positive feedback is very inspiring and helps the writing happen. On the other hand, realizing I've made a timeline error in the first chapter that I need to go back and edit is annoying (flashbacks to SPN and fics that had them driving across country in like a day). LOL

Thank you so much to [personal profile] isabellerecs for making me a Pinkie Pie icon and being the impetus for writing this fic!
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1. I just realized something about Captain Marvel. SPOILERS )

2. Sexy Sci-Fi Heroes Shitpollst Round-up:

John Sheppard wins sexiest male hero; Jack Harkness and Jeffrey Sinclair tie for the write-in category.

Aeryn Sun wins sexiest female hero (with Zoe Washburne in a close second); Kara Thrace and Sarah Connor tie for the write-in category.

Thank you all for answering this poll so symmetrically!

3. Episodes 3-4 of Guardian: SPOILERS )
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Show, what are you doing? You were so silly last time. Why are you punching me in the feels?

SPOILERS )
lunabee34: (avengers: captain marvel by ebsolutely)
The Night Gone Black
MCU
Darcy/Jane during Infinity War
Gratuitous Garbage title reference
Possibly overselling myself with the promise of 3 chapters
Chapter 2 consists entirely of porn

ETA: But the fic itself is in prose. *headdesk*
lunabee34: (reading by misbegotton)
The SundialThe Sundial by Shirley Jackson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Shirley Jackson, you have written all the beautiful words and left none for the rest of us.

This novel is deeply and blackly humorous. It consists almost entirely of dialogue which is snappy and character revealing, conversation had among wretched and self-serving and just nigh evil people that is a scream to read.

The plot of the novel is that a group of people come to believe that the world is ending and that they must prepare to become those chosen to survive and populate a new Eden. To say more would definitely spoil what is an extremely well written story.



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SPOILERS FOR THE NOVEL )

Highly, highly, recommended as is all of her work.
lunabee34: (reading by thelastgoodname)
WS Merwin came to speak at Ole Miss the first year I was in graduate school, immediately following 9/11. He was a riveting speaker. A couple of years later, I studied his work in an Ecopoetry class which remains a favorite of the graduate classes I took.

I'll be rereading The Folding Cliffs (a book-length poem set in Hawaii that is concerned with both the ecological preservation of the islands and the imperialism of the West) in memoriam.
lunabee34: (mlp:  pinkie pie exercise by isabellerec)
Emma and I liked it!

SPOILERS )

Episode 2 tomorrow!
lunabee34: (sg1: vala bondage gear by xiperita)
I have mostly gone old school with this poll. Apologies to the new kids on the block. Please feel free to elaborate on the sexiness of any of these characters in comments; pictorial evidence encouraged.

Poll #21577 I'll be in my bunk
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 33


Sexiest male sci-fi TV hero

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John Crichton
4 (12.9%)

John Sheppard
7 (22.6%)

Rodney McKay
0 (0.0%)

Ronon Dex
5 (16.1%)

Major Lorne
1 (3.2%)

Jack O'Neill
0 (0.0%)

Teal'c
0 (0.0%)

Daniel Jackson
2 (6.5%)

Jonas Quinn
0 (0.0%)

Mal Reynolds
3 (9.7%)

Jayne Cobb
0 (0.0%)

Simon Tam
2 (6.5%)

Wash
1 (3.2%)

Avon
1 (3.2%)

Blake
0 (0.0%)

Jim Kirk
1 (3.2%)

Spock
3 (9.7%)

Hikaru Sulu
0 (0.0%)

Pavel Checkov
0 (0.0%)

Leonard McCoy
0 (0.0%)

Jean Luc Picard
1 (3.2%)

William Riker
0 (0.0%)

Data
0 (0.0%)

Geordi La Forge
0 (0.0%)

Wesley Crusher (Am I kidding or not? Hmmmm)
0 (0.0%)

Ben Sisko
0 (0.0%)

Odo
0 (0.0%)

Julian Bashir
0 (0.0%)

Miles O'Brien
0 (0.0%)

Quark
0 (0.0%)

Sexiest male sci-fi TV hero not listed:

Sexiest female sci-fi TV hero

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Aeryn Sun
9 (31.0%)

Chiana
0 (0.0%)

Zhaan
0 (0.0%)

Jool
0 (0.0%)

Elizabeth Weir
0 (0.0%)

Kate Heightmeyer
1 (3.4%)

Teyla
1 (3.4%)

Sam Carter
0 (0.0%)

Vala
1 (3.4%)

Inara Serra
2 (6.9%)

Zoe Washburne
6 (20.7%)

Kaylee Frye
0 (0.0%)

Christine Chapel
0 (0.0%)

Nyota Uhura
3 (10.3%)

Deanna Troi
1 (3.4%)

Beverly Crusher
0 (0.0%)

Natasha Yar
0 (0.0%)

Kathryn Janeway
2 (6.9%)

B'Elanna Torres
0 (0.0%)

Seven of Nine
1 (3.4%)

Kira Nerys
1 (3.4%)

Ezri Dax
0 (0.0%)

Jadzia Dax
1 (3.4%)

Kasidy Yates
0 (0.0%)

Lwaxana Troi
0 (0.0%)

Sexiest female sci-fi TV hero not listed

lunabee34: (avengers: captain marvel by ebsolutely)
I'm sorry if I've been curt with anyone lately. I just am kind spiralling out of control, I think.

My dad's close friend died yesterday; in addition to making him sad, I think it's also hammering home his own mortality especially since getting over this mycoplasm infection thing is already at the four month mark for him and still isn't healed yet. And he's going to have chemo next week which is going to kick his ass.

When we went to physical therapy this week, Emma had the epiphany that the likelihood she's not going to be able to run on the cross country team is pretty high, and she is really devastated. I had to do the responsible, calm, stoic helpful mom thing and tell her about my struggles and my broken body and how people with physical limitations have to learn to adapt and do things different ways and replace some activities with others while I was having a hysterical meltdown on the inside because I know how important running is to her.

There was a school shooting threat at a nearby school; some of Emma's friends have friends who go to that school and posted about it on social media, so Emma got really jumpy, and then they had an unplanned fire drill that really freaked her out. Then a boy in her class pushed his girlfriend down at school and broke her finger and her wrist, and Emma feels really uncomfortable being around this kid now, which I fucking understand.

The oven that we ordered weeks ago came in at the beginning of this week. When are they going to install it? On the 22nd during an event that's been planned for more than a year (fortunately, I can spare Josh). I've already been without an oven for weeks now; that'll put it at over a month. I'm just incandescent with rage.

But I got an article I've been revising for publication turned in before deadline, and I had lunch with my husband today which is a rare treat, and I'm going to have all next week of spring break to watch Guardian and really feverishly work and read and write so that I can have some breathing room when school starts back up.

I just am losing my cope here. *sigh*

I need to come up with a shitpollst to take my mind off things. Any ideas?
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1. I had an epiphany about the kitty in Captain Marvel! )



2. Knowing the PastKnowing the Past by Suzy Anger

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Welp, this really clarified for me that I am extremely disinterested in epistemologies of knowing and hermeneutics. I appreciate Anger's opening essay as it lays out the issues the academy was facing at the time of publication; I think the project of finding some middle ground between "nothing is really knowable, all knowing just projects ourselves and our biases" and "we can know a thing as it really is" is a useful one. But boy is that middle ground pretty boring.

There is one truly delightful essay about Matthew Arnold and his move from poet to critic that is cleanly and clearly written, illuminating, almost jargon free, and possessing a clear sense of humor (I chortled aloud at least three times!). There's another essay about viewer response to an artist's paintings, an essay about Dickens's autobiographical details and how those play out in his work, and another about Edith Simcox's unrequited love for George Eliot that were sufficiently interesting.

If you are super into words like ontological and proleptic, this may just be the volume of criticism for you!



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3. POSSESSIONPOSSESSION by Angela Ball

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I did not like this as well as The Museum of the Revolution; it doesn't feel like as cohesive a collection of poems to me.

That being said, there are a couple of poems that are deeply, deeply beautiful. My favorite is "A Language" which reads in part:

I know a time when a bridge
fell, heavy with traffic in a winter
dusk--a fracture and the two sides
sheared away. Each person on the bank
with the secret thought--"I was right
not to believe in it."
So in the middle of the night
I rest my hand on your hip
to have it apprehend a quiet
form, a body, whole.



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lunabee34: (danger zombies by theidolhands)
1. Emma has been watching Let's Plays of the newly released Resident Evil game, so we watched the original movie. It is not as awesome as I remembered it being LOL although I do still like it. The CGI just doesn't hold up given how far that tech has come, for one thing. However, Alice and Rain are suitably badass, the mutated Dobermans are super creepy, and the murderous AI with a child's voice is still scary. I kept listening to James Purefoy swallow his British accent and thinking fondly of both Marc Antony and Joe Carroll. :) Emma liked it well enough that she wants to see the second one. I realized when I went to the wikipedia page that I have actually seen ALL six of the Resident Evil movies which is indeed a dubious accomplishment.

2. Gotham! SPOILERS )
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I enjoyed the heck out of this movie.

SPOILERS )

I hope I get to see this in the theater again!

Where can I find some Captain Marvel icons? Any ideas?

ETA: SPOILERS )
lunabee34: (reading by sallymn)
Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect LifeWabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life by Beth Kempton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This was my Christmas gift to a friend, and she passed it on to me when she was finished.

First, this book is beautiful; the cover is gorgeous, and the pages are really thick paper, almost card stock.

In the first part of the book, Kempton defines wabi sabi. She contends that while most Japanese people do not use that term, it's a concept that is implicitly, culturally understood and that involves an awareness of the passing of time, finding beauty in simplicity and imperfection, and other traits.

The second part of the book is about how to introduce wabi sabi into your life; this section contains interviews with Japanese people and stories from Kempton's life in Japan as well as worksheets and checklists for reflection.




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Fixing Patriarchy: Feminism and Mid-Victorian Male NovelistsFixing Patriarchy: Feminism and Mid-Victorian Male Novelists by Donald E. Hall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is interesting. Hall looks at a variety of novels by male authors (and follows Dickens over the course of a couple decades) that feature female characters; he charts the way that male anxieties about the changing role and rights of women show up in these novels in ways that both "fix" (repair) and "fix" (keep in place) the patriarchy. Hall is also interested in the way in which male anxiety about women leads to homophobia.

I haven't read some of the texts he discusses, but his argument is cogent even where I'm not familiar with the primary text. I enjoyed the discussion of Man and Wife in particular; Hall thinks the book is one of Collins's worst (awwww, I like it) but sees it as interesting commentary on Kingsley's muscular Christianity.

Worth a read.



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Poll #21490 if it's not Baroque, don't fix it
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 24


So many dead moms, Disney. What's up with that?

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it's a tired ass trope that should be retired
16 (72.7%)

and it's not any better when the dad dies instead
8 (36.4%)

for a kid to be a hero, they have to be isolated; taking away a support system is part of that
6 (27.3%)

if the parents are around, then there's way too much taking a bath and not eating dessert before dinner and way too little of embarking on dangerous quest
9 (40.9%)

sometimes it's well done, and I'll tell you where in the comments
1 (4.5%)

Beauty and the Beast: Those three chicks who keep swooning after Gaston

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get over his loss with the power of group sex
12 (52.2%)

trek into the bottom of the ravine, gather together his mangled bones, and bring back something not quite Gaston
6 (26.1%)

each marry some local Joe, each secretly wistful for their rest of their lives for Gaston
4 (17.4%)

start working at the castle and discover they love reading with Belle's help
8 (34.8%)

Little Mermaid: Ariel

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totally regrets losing her legs
6 (25.0%)

thinks Ursula was scary but also wishes she had that kind of power
15 (62.5%)

has children with fins who must go to the sea if they are to survive
5 (20.8%)

assassinates her first subject for mistakenly baking Flounder
3 (12.5%)

continues to brush her hair with a fork until the day she dies
14 (58.3%)

Land Before Time: Best closing credits song ever?

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yes
5 (50.0%)

hell yes
2 (20.0%)

not as good as the one in Guardian
2 (20.0%)

and also yes
3 (30.0%)

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