Jul. 27th, 2017 07:48 am

Ships.

unearthlymarmot: Charley Pollard and the Eighth Doctor. ([ dw ] he smelled of honey)
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I wanted to make a post about my ships, because ... I felt like it? I have a lot of fandoms, so here I'm just going to talk about my sci-fi ones (Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars).

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unearthlymarmot: Drawing of the Eighth Doctor with a comical face ([ dw ] the boy)
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The cat woke me up at 5AM for food. If he had waited an hour I would have been up anyway. But it's hard to stay mad at him when he has that cute face.

Anyway, I either want to go like full on alien with my makeup and try some iridescent lipsticks and lavender or silver highlighters or go for a more natural look with less eyeliner and maybe a tinted sunscreen instead of full coverage foundation.

I guess I could try both and see what I like more. And I could always do a different look depending on the day. I just want to experiment, I guess.

And one of these days I'm absolutely going to wear a crop top! I just need to work up the confidence.

Also, I reorganized my manga bookshelf last night. It's all in alphabetical order now, except CLAMP, who get their own section, because they have so many works.

I can't wait for the new Sailor Moon editions to come out! They're going to have shimmery covers and, importantly, a revised translation!

Now if only Udon would give us news about the Rose of Versailles ....
Jul. 26th, 2017 06:08 pm

Disbelief.

dolewhip: (Hercules: Meg)
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I'm so upset about what happened in my country today.
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Jul. 26th, 2017 11:03 am

exciting news!

unearthlymarmot: Green Lantern Jessica Cruz ([ dc ] courage of the stars)
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The Adventure Zone is doing a live show in a city an hour away from me in December! My friend sent me money so I can buy a ticket when they go on sale this Friday. I'm so grateful and excited.

Less exciting is, of course, the US political news today. As a trans person I'm just kind of. Trying to focus on the positive things in my life right now so that I don't get overwhelmed with the negative feelings. Obviously there's a lot of work to do. A lot of fighting to do. But right now I need to enjoy some good things while I try and get a grip on all this.
Jul. 25th, 2017 09:33 pm

Almost There

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Whew! Sorry about my last few posts--they've been lackluster, mostly because I feel lackluster, or at least drained. Wrapping up the big bang fic is eating up all my motivation and inspiration, but I've finally cleared the minimum word count and things are starting to wind down towards an ending. Parts of this fic I love. Other parts I'm not wild over. But it's the longest thing I've written in years, and I still can't quite believe that I'm about to finish it. There's a quote--okay, calling it a "quote" is pretty strong; I think it's actually something Georgia from My Favorite Murder said--anyway, there's a line about how perfection isn't the point, but making things--even imperfect things--is. That's how I feel about this fic. Will it be perfect? Not even close. But who cares? It'll be there

Yeah, I'm a little emotional over this. Also really, really ready for it to be done. 

I've been making an effort to read more in order to combat the whole drained-of-any-extra-inspiration feeling. Just started Leviathan Wakes, the first book in The Expanse series. I'm up to chapter eight, and even though no single character has especially grabbed me yet, the worldbuilding's fantastic and I'm excited by the hints of deeper creepiness to come. Nonfiction-wise, I'm well into another Ann Rule book (Small Sacrifices). With both these books, I feel like I'm gulping down the main story without savoring (or even absorbing) most of the details. Oh, well. I can always reread, and at least I am reading; whenever I get deep into a fic I tend to forget to read enough. And then wonder why my all my inspiration is suddenly gone. 

(Also, Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero has been sitting on my desk's bookshelf since Christmas and somehow I've barely cracked the cover. This needs to change. Soon.)
Jul. 25th, 2017 04:02 pm

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unearthlymarmot: Bill Potts and the Twelfth Doctor taking a selfie ([ dw ] selfie)
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Today I got a much needed haircut + bought a shirt with all of the Doctors as cats.

picture of me
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Jul. 24th, 2017 07:01 pm

hi everyone!

unearthlymarmot: The Eighth Doctor in the doorway of the TARDIS ([ dw ] time lord)
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I just wanted to say hi and thank you to everyone who's added me! I think I already have more followers here than I had in like five years of Livejournal back in the day, ha.

Today was a pretty lousy day because of my depression, so I unfortunately didn't get much done. It was that feeling where you're bored but you're also too depressed to do anything, or for anything to seem interesting, so you just stay bored all day instead. I hope tomorrow is better, especially because I was planning to fill out some job applications, so having energy and motivation would be helpful.

I also took two naps today, which kind of helped but kind of just made me feel groggy.

Fandom-wise I've been trying to write this fluffy Data/Geordi fic about Data wooing him with flowers etc, but I keep being over-critical while I'm writing. I need to try and turn off my internal editor and just write. I can fix it later, but I need to get stuff down on the page first! :\

I have this short attention span, so I'm consuming Doctor Who in three different ways right now (re-watching first Doctor stuff, watching all the Doctor/River episodes, and listening to the Eighth Doctor audios). I'd probably get farther if I focused on just one, but it's hard for me to stick with one thing at a time.
Jul. 24th, 2017 08:39 am

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unearthlymarmot: The Twelfth Doctor and River Song ([ dw ] be with you awhile)
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 Somehow, despite being a Doctor/River fan, I hadn't gone back to watch Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead since they aired, so I did that last night, and cried my eyes out. I'm still feeling pretty emotionally compromised.
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Title: Labyrinth
Author: [livejournal.com profile] darkheartwalsh
Rating: FRAO
Setting: Several years post-Chosen, no comics
Pairing: Giles/Buffy
Word Count: Approx 16,000
Warnings: Mild kink, explicit sex (you know the drill…)

A/N: The continuing saga of the PWP that ran away and developed some semblance of a plot. Written for [community profile] summer_of_giles, 2017.

Thank you very much to [personal profile] dragonyphoenix, who was kind enough to swap posting days with me after my catastrophic technical failure last week.

This is Part IV in the Sanctuary Series. You can find the other parts of this series at the links below.

PART I – Sanctuary
PART II – Anchor
PART III – Confluence


Summary:
Dating is a minefield. And that’s just when you’re single, nevermind in a definitely-not-a-relationship with a man who might technically be your boss.

If Buffy were a betting woman, she’d put money on Giles being jealous. But she isn’t, and he’s definitely not.

Apparently.


PART IV – Labyrinth

You can read it HERE on AO3
Jul. 23rd, 2017 03:25 pm

star trek: discovery

unearthlymarmot: Jadzia Dax ([ trek ] lead with my heart)
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I'm so thrilled by the news that Michael Burnham is Spock's adoptive sister! We don't know much about her her yet, but I'm already imagining cute sibling scenarios with the two, hee hee.

I'm really curious to see what Michael's character is like, and how she'll struggle with her Vulcan upbringing.

Ahh, I hope this show is good!
unearthlymarmot: Charley Pollard ([ sw ] galaxies inside her)
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I was surprised to find some Star Wars: Forces of Destiny dolls on the shelves because I didn't think they were out yet. I shrugged, assuming they had come out without me hearing about it, and brought one up to the cashier. It turns out they're not supposed to be on the shelves until October! But because they made the mistake of putting them out, they went ahead and sold one to me.

I really expecting them to say they couldn't sell it to me (which I would have accepted!), so it's so nice that they did anyway. I'm so thrilled!

Leia doll and R2D2 figure standing in front of some Pokemon toys.
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Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:18 am

an unearthly chlid

unearthlymarmot: Susan Foreman ([ dw ] unearthly child)
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Finished An Unearthly Child today, my thoughts under the cut.

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Jul. 23rd, 2017 07:04 am

video game stuff

unearthlymarmot: Scraggy in front of the non-binary pride flag. ([ pokemon ] scraggy pride)
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I'm considering restarting Pokemon Sun because I want to play with Incineroar. (I hated that design at first, but after seeing all the fanart of big buff Incineroar doing silly cat things it's really grown on me, ha.) I could also just wait until Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon are released though. That might be a better idea, I don't want to burn out on Pokemon.

I also still need to finish Shadows of Valentia (which I loved, I'm just easily distracted).
Jul. 23rd, 2017 06:07 am

uhg

unearthlymarmot: Photo of an Olympic marmot ([ marmots ]  olympic marmot)
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 My brain is absolutely convinced I need to wake up at 5AM every morning. It's really taking a toll on me. I feel sluggish all day and that makes it hard to do things like cooking for myself. If I could just sleep another hour or so, that would help so much.

I've tried going to be a little later, but it still happens. Maybe I need to go to bed significantly later?

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:15 pm

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unearthlymarmot: Rosalie Lamorliere ([ rose of versailles ] :D)
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 Speaking of Doctor Who, watching the First Doctor stuff makes me exciting for the upcoming special!
Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:06 pm

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unearthlymarmot: Charley Pollard and the Eighth Doctor. ([ dw ] he smelled of honey)
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Recently I've spent my free time -- which I have a fair amount of while I'm looking for work :\ -- listening to the Eighth Doctor Big Finish audios and watching Classic Who.

As far as the audios go, I've enjoyed each one so far, and I think Charley Pollard is just such a delightful character with an awesome dynamic with the Doctor. I find myself smiling a lot when they're just bantering with each other, which is always a good sign! I've heard bad things about the next one (Minuet in Hell) but I'm going to push through it anyway. I must experience every second of Charlotte Pollard.

I've seen bits and pieces of Classic Who (mainly Fourth Doctor stuff), but I decided I wanted to watch it all the way through in the proper order. Wish me luck with that! So far I really enjoy Barbara, Ian, and Susan. The Doctor is great too, but I love seeing those three interact, whether it's Barbara worrying about Susan, or Barbara and Ian being cute together, or etc. It's a good time.


Susan listens to music while Barbara and Ian smile at each other in the background.

Jul. 22nd, 2017 07:34 pm

hello!

unearthlymarmot: Susan Foreman ([ dw ] unearthly child)
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It's been a while since I used anything like Dreamwidth or Livejournal, so hopefully I can get back into the swing of things! I was looking for a place quieter and less ... dramatic than Tumblr, so I'm hoping Dreamwidth can be that place for me.
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Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:32 am

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maplemood: (donna)
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  • So, I think I've finally found a layout that's both pretty enough and simple enough to satisfy me. Maybe. I'm really flighty when it comes to DW layouts, but I also don't have the time to waste fiddling with another one. Hopefully this one will stick around for awhile. 
  • Writing's been going well this week. I'm this close to 10,000 words on the Defenders Big Bang fic; right I'm just hoping to finish it with a few days left over to do some rough editing. The basic plot's in place, but they're still gaps I could do a better job of filling in. Most of my other writing has been pushed to the side, but I'm still putting a little work into the fourth Pete fic, which I think will end up being a two- or three-parter.  
  • On Wednesday I made fresh peach cobbler using this recipe. I doubled the amount of lemon juice and didn't bother boiling the peaches. The filling came out delicious, but I wasn't as crazy about the crust; it was a bit too thick and cakey for my taste. Maybe next time I'll try this recipe's topping. 
dolewhip: (Descendants: Uma)
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My favorite guilty pleasure gets its sequel tonight! Naturally, I am very hyped for Descendants 2. (Especially after listening to Mal and Evie's gay as all hell duet on the freshly-released soundtrack, omg.)

I don't have anything else to say, really. I'm just so excited!

Jul. 21st, 2017 07:49 am

Nope I'm totally overwhelmed

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Okay we have 8 days left in Japan and I'm still trying to scan pictures so I can bring memories digitally instead of big stacks of albums and sell stuff. We aren't even started packing our suitcases. And we have so many bucket list people to see one last time and things to do and eat one last time. And now my kids are done school and expect entertainment. This is like The Perfect Storm. I'm sorely tempted to just get on the plane and LEAVE. ALL. THE. CRAP. BEHIND. So what if we lose a couple years of photos, right? siiigghhh 

In fandom news:
Game of Thrones is back and I'm suddenly shipping Missandei/Grey Worm like whoa. Those little glimpses in the trailers have got me so excited! They've had just the sweetest ~longing looks~ relationship where they've both vocalized how much they desire the other and yet have dutifully refused to act on their feelings. JUST DO IT ALREADY DON'T YOU KNOW WHAT SHOW YOU ARE ON. Like, other characters keep going on and on about how he has no equipment, and I'm like... that's not technically true? The way he shut down Daario on that with just a withering look last season was just A+++ XDDD Seriously they can have all the joys of a loving relationship with none of the childbirth/rearing stress! I'm feeling this is a fantastic life choice decision especially now. XD I love how much he *hearteyes* over her, how she's always the one making all the moves because he won't
Awesome premiere ep though. It was very much like setting up pieces on a chess board- you can probably see how it's all going down...but you're likely to be completely crushed by your expectations when things go absolutely sideways instead! "The Great Game is terrifying" and absolutely riveting teeveeeeee! :DDD

Here is my fandom giftbox if any of you are interested! I don't know if anybody else has one, but reply with a link yours if you do! I love stuffing, but I will obviously be doing it post-move!

Shadowhunters continues to delight more and more! I think it's Sebastian|Jonathan, but I'm waaay more interested in 2B than 2A or S1? I just wish there was more Izzy and less Clary, but fine, fine plot. (Why do I always glom onto non-main characters to stan in TV shows? There's got to be a psychological reason for this.) 



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