February 29th, 2012
|09:10 pm - Minds Like Ours Dream Up (PG13) by blackeyedgirl|
Stupid LJ running on east coast time. I still have 3 hours till midnight but I have been kicked out of crack_van so here is my last rec of the month. Sad face.
Pairing: Sherlock/John, friendship or pre-slash if you prefer
Author on LJ: black_eyedgirl
Author Website: blackeyedgirl on Ao3
Why this must be read:
I thought I'd end on a nice poignant post-Reichenbach fic. Once again, this is full of spoilers for series 2. Sweet and sad and melancholy like any good Empty House fic. The author's summary sums it up nicely.
John can't write up the case until he finds out why. He needs to write their story true.
Also it has Gladstone in it, so that's pretty awesome.
Minds Like Ours Dream Up
I've had lots of fun driving the Sherlock Van this month, I hope you have enjoyed my recs. Sherlock has been renewed for a 3rd series, so we can look forward to lots more show and more great fanfic.
February 6th, 2012
|09:35 pm - Crack_Van|
I get so excited everytime I see a Sherlock recc on crack_van. Then I go "Right, I posted that." And then I'm slightly disappointed.
January 26th, 2012
|09:46 pm - Eee!|
Ok, so, last June crack_van was desperate for drivers for Sherlock, so I volunteered. I didn't hear from anyone so I figured that they weren't gonna use me. Then today! I get a message that I'm driving for February! Eep!
Fortunately I have actually thought off and on about what I'd like to rec, and have been watching the other Sherlock recs to see if my stories come up (and some of them have, bugger but not all of them). But I thought I would put out a call to my nearest and dearest for suggestions. I could use something long and epic to round out the stuff I have now. All my favorite grand scale Sherlock either came from CV in the first place or has since been recced by somebody else. I have lots of short and medium fluffy cracky stuff and one really good darker piece. Well 2, annnd maybe three if I decide to use that one. Plus after I have Sunday and Monday off and can spend them reading through the newer stuff that is popping up post Reichenbach (huzzah!) so I am not super worried about rounding out my quota, but still, suggestions would be welcome.
January 2nd, 2012
|09:21 pm - Thoughts on Sherlock...|
So, spoilery spoilerness. Also this is a comment I posted on soupytwist's post about the same thing so some of my talking points are specific responses to points she raised in her own post. I was going to expand it but didn't have much to add. Would like to discuss though!
( Thinky thoughtsCollapse )
Fun fact: I have a new job at a bookstore and there is a children's series called The Adventures (I think) of Enola Holmes. It's about a genius mystery solving girl. I haven't had a chance to read any of it yet but it looks kind of awesome.
December 4th, 2011
|08:30 pm - Blah Blah Update Blah Blah|
So! The last 2-3 months have been kinda shittastic. There were several almost breakdowns, and then one real breakdown that ironically took place after all the stressful stuff was nearly over. But I was so stressed by that point that it couldn't not happen, even with the end in sight.
The high point was Geek Girl Con which was freaking amazing but had the negative effect of reminding me how awesome it would be to be in a place where I had stuff in common with people all the time.
But fortunately I have a new job now! Of course it is the lowest paying job I have had for several years, and thus far I have not been working enough hours to live, but at least I like this job. It's at an awesome local bookstore. The people who work there actually make Star Trek references on their own. It's amazing. I now have daily contact with nerds. Plus there are huge floor to ceiling windows that look out on downtown. As opposed to my previous job where I was locked in a windowless warehouse all day with constantly shrieking dogs. Also my pay will be going up in January (first when minimum wage goes up and then I'll be making 4 cents more an hour than at my old job) and then it will go up again in February when I get promoted out of training. And they do intend to give me more hours at some point. So that should be OK.
I am on hiatus from school until January which is good an bad. It puts me behind on finishing the program, so now I'm looking at finishing November instead of September but I was so stressed out for the first half of the class that my work was really shit. I was super sleep deprived and was turning stuff in because I had hit the deadline. It still wasn't done, but I was out of time. So I was skirting through with barely a passing grade and I finally decided to just stop. So I'm taking a break and then retaking this class in January when I can come back with renewed vigor. I should post some of my animation online. Maybe tonight. Anyway that's the state of things.
July 31st, 2011
|10:38 pm - Geek Girl Con|
I think it's funny that the ads still load even though the content is borked.
Anywho, I have purchased my Geek Girl Con weekend pass mere hours before the price increase. Woo! But now we need to make group plans. Who all is coming? We splitting a hotel room/s? There was mention in one of the con newsletters a while back about a hotel on Queen Anne giving deals to con goers. Also lornelover suggested maybe taking a couple extra days to have a little reunion and do the city stuff (ie: go to the sex toy store). I imagine VW will be happy to unwind at the spa once the con is over. Where is the best place to plan all this? LJ? I'm not sure I have everyone's email.
January 27th, 2011
|12:34 pm - A Brief Summary of Why Everyone Needs to Watch Doc Martin Right Now|
Ok, so the good people at Netflix recced this show for me and it is totally fabulous. I'm rather disappointed in the internet for not telling me about it sooner. It is a British dramady about a curmudgeonly doctor. He was a brilliant surgeon until he developed a fear of blood and now is the GP in a remote little village. He has a terrible secretary who he is not allowed to fire because all the villagers will be mad at him, and he is constantly stalked by a scruffy dog. There are wacky plumbers, a neurotic cop who is depressed that he doesn't have a girlfriend, and a dude who thinks that he lives with a six foot red squirrel.
The only reason I can think of that everybody doesn't already know and love this show is because it is not particularly slashy. Doc Martin is not a handsome guy. But he's so fantastically deadpan!
"Your son is highly contagious. He has to stay home from school."
"Well I have to work!"
"What about the boy's father?"
"Oh yes, I'm sure if I call him and tell him it's impetigo he'll drop his girlfriend, fly back from Gloucester and give our marriage another shot!"
"So that works out then."
It's on instant on Netflix. Go! Watch it now!
Current Mood: bouncy
January 19th, 2011
|01:47 pm - I have done a silly thing.|
I went and got a rat. It was a strange compulsion. now I have a small female rat who is in need of a rat name that is either a terrible pun (a la Rat Butler) or terribly clever in some other way. I would call her Rattigan (if you can't place that, you can't be my friend anymore) but it's kind of a boy name. Also evil. And I don't want her to be evil. Also Remy is out. I was also thinking Bubble/s because then if I got another one they could be Bubble and Squeak but that's a bit silly plus I'm not getting another one unless this one works out really well. Also if I got two more then they could be Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. But again. We'll see how this goes. Black Death seems a little overwrought. Big Ben is out, she is neither big nor a ben really. Shit, what was the other rat's name in Willard? Archemides? Aristotle? Plato? Something Greek I think. Socrates! That's it. Apparently in the original there was one named Queenie, but that's lame. Algernon, also out. I suppose there's always Rita. Actually she looks like an Audrey. So yes. Suggestions welcome.
She has a small cage but I don't think it's too small and I have filled with delights. She's got a spinny wheel, a hidey tube filled with fluff that she can tear apart and chew, some attractive wood blocks (also for chewing), and a soft hanging tube thing that was actually for birds but the only hammocks they had were ferret sized and thus too big for her cage. She also has a litter box (I read how to litter train rats) and a hamster ball.
Yesterday I read a whole bunch of stuff about what you should feed rats so I got her rat food and then when I was eating lunch she got some of my leftovers; a pea pod (which I think she's eaten already), some cheese, and some orange glazed carrots and rice. Also the hamster ball came with a treat that's a whole bunch of seeds held together with honey. So yeah, I am already over feeding her with sweet stuff that she shouldn't have. But I figure it's her first day, she's nervous. What could make her feel more at home than a smorgasbord of delicious stuff?
Also the poodle is rehashing her over interested chick behavior. I don't think she wants to eat the rat but she's having a hard time looking away. Hopefully the novelty will wear off. I gave her a treat ball filled with delicious things and then made it as difficult to solve as I could, so she's doing that instead of being a stalker right now.
You'll notice I am posting this here instead of my main blog. That is because I don't really want my mother to find out. I am still questioning my own judgment here. But I would like to clicker train the rat to do amusing tricks. Sit and roll over should be easy enough. Also I kind of look upon this rat as a timer of sorts. They only live a couple years, so when this rat dies I will give myself carte blanch to move out of here if I haven't already. And at that stage I can also reevaluate the whole 'rat ownership' thing.
January 5th, 2011
|08:09 pm - I love crap like this.|
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt.
( My list if you careCollapse )
Ha! 36! And there are plenty on that list that I have made a conscious effort to avoid.
December 1st, 2010
|10:48 pm - Man From U.N.C.L.E.|
So I just finished the second disk of the first season of M.F.U. It's mostly been goofy and camp so far but the last episode on the disk was notable for several reasons. First off the plot was something legitimately scary instead of a crazy ray to fight aliens or something equally bizarre. Second they totally threatened to torture a guy for information and make it look casual. Not so campy and wacky this time. Third and most importantly, there were two guests on the show. One was a Russian spy, who it took me a really long time to identify due to his round ears and crappy fake accent, and the other was a scientist that U.N.C.L.E. recruited to be a front for them in tricking the ruskies. They were played by Leonard Nemoy and Bill Shatner respectively. This episode came out in 1964. For you lesser nerds that's two years before TOS.
I'd really like to spin it into some amazing conspiracy or destiny or something, but I think it was just a coincidence since they both did lots of one time walk-on roles before Star Trek. But it was super geeky and awesome anyway.