Help a spoiler-phobe out

Jun. 25th, 2017 11:46 am
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Quick question: Was the final episode of Doctor Who season 10 airing this weekend or next? I don't want to know *anything* about it or the previous few episodes (which I haven't been able to watch yet), and I just want to know if it's safe for me to check out Facebook today? :)

(because if the finale was this weekend, then it will not be safe for me to check out FB until I've caught up since half of my friends watch the show)

Daily Happiness

Jun. 25th, 2017 01:06 am
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1. The city fireworks show was tonight and it was sooooooo loud and really scared the kitties, but they've all come out of hiding now and seem to be back to normal. I gave them lots of treats when they finally came out.

2. McDonald's has these really tasty blueberry cream pies right now. Carla loves the strawberry ones, too, and has gotten them a bunch, but while I thought those were okay, I wasn't super into them. But these blueberry ones are so good! And it's weird, because I usually like strawberry more than blueberry, but idk. The blueberry one is so much better.

3. Everybody loves this box so much. It's got nice flaps to make you feel hidden, and rustly paper inside to play with. Just the best box. Three out of three kitties recommend.

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Posted by Carrie S


The Refrigerator Monologues

by Catherynne Valente
June 6, 2017 · Saga Press
Literary FictionComic

Here are the main things you need to know about The Refrigerator Monologues: it is intense, painful, and triumphant. It is NOT a romance. Readers would benefit from some familiarity with common comic book tropes while reading. Also, it’s feminist as fuck.

The book derives its inspiration from the Women in Refrigerators website created by Gail Simone in 1999. Simone launched a conversation that is still going strong about the frequency with which female characters are killed, injured, raped, or otherwise brutalized in comics for no purpose other than to fuel a man’s story. The trope name comes from the unfortunate girlfriend of Kyle Raynor (the Green Lantern) who comes home one night to find his girlfriend murdered and her body stuffed in his refrigerator. This leads Kyle to finally fully assume his role as Green Lantern as he seek vengeance and then goes on fight other battles, now secure in his superhero role.

The monologues are kicked off by Paige Embry, who introduces the reader to Deadtown (the afterlife for comics characters) and some of the women who live there. Paige is clearly inspired by the character of Gwen Stacey (Peter Parker, AKA Spiderman’s, first girlfriend). Paige is, for lack of a better term, the president of the Hell Hath Club. This club consists of women who have died (sometimes permanently, sometimes temporarily) as a result of their association with male superheroes:

There’s a lot of us. We’re mostly very beautiful and very well read and very angry. We have seen some shit. Our numbers change-a few more this week, a few less next, depending on if anyone gets called up to the big game. You can’t keep your lunch date if some topside science jockey figures out how to make a zombie-you. We’re totally understanding about that kind of thing. She’ll be back. They always come back. Zombies never last, power sputters out, and clones don’t have the self-preservation God gave a toddler in a stove shop.

In subsequent chapters, different members of the Hell Hath Club tell their stories. Comic book fans will recognize characters inspired by, among others, Harley Quinn (Batman), Mera (Aquaman), Jean Grey/Phoenix/Dark Phoenix (X-Men), and Karen Page (Daredevil). The key word here is “inspired.” Each character has their own story distinct from any inspiration. This allows the author to explore themes that might not otherwise make sense. For example, to my knowledge Harley Quinn has never been killed off, but through the character loosely based on her the author can explore themes of emotional and physical abuse, manipulation, denial, and obsession.

In theory, anyone should be able to enjoy this book regardless of their knowledge about comics. However, it’s best enjoyed if you have some familiarity with the tropes being deconstructed, which is a very pompous way of saying FUCK YOU, JOKER, YOU ABUSIVE ASSHAT. We comics readers have a vast reservoir of rage just waiting to be tapped, and this book taps it while still being thoughtful and human.

This is a hard book to read. Stories include loss, betrayal, and exploitation. But it’s also a book about sisterhood, agency, and owning your own story. Sometimes I wanted to cry while reading the book. Sometimes I wanted to scream. At the end, I wanted a framed print of the final illustration by Annie Wu, a “Hell Hath” T-Shirt (would that either of those things were available) and a chance to smash the patriarchy (call your elected officials, y’all). It’s a troubling and triumphant book and anyone who celebrates feminism in comics and good old female rage will love it.


Jun. 25th, 2017 02:49 am
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texting meme

You’ve got your TFLN, you’ve got your sexting, now here’s the meme for all those gen texts, phone calls, voicemails, pictures of your cats, and whatever else your little heart can come up with, because who doesn't like a little old fashioned friendly texting. (Or enemy texting, if that's more your bag.)

instructions: What it says on the tin! Leave a comment with your character, include preferences, a start, absolutely nothing or whatever you want. Run around and reply to others. Lather, rinse, repeat.

~Just go in the other room please

Jun. 25th, 2017 12:21 am
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I'm back home, and so far everything seems to be okay. I saw a bee the first night and the second which I found super confusing, since HOW ARE THERE STILL BEES AFTER THE FUMIGATION??? HOW but I haven't seen any today, so maybe that was the last of them? Still, I do not want anymore bees. Tired of bees. All the bags of food seemed properly sealed and everything, so everything SHOULD be safe to eat. Still, some part of me is still worried about it...

I should put together a more substantial post about stuff, but I already feel like I'm behind on things since I spent so much time playing Zelda while at Alix's place, I should get started on that. I might post something later. I also made some macaroni from the bagged food, and so far I feel okay, so hopefully I won't die. Of all the stupid ways to go if I do.

All my dreams lately have been horrorshows of varying degrees, which isn't unusual or a surprise to me anymore. Last night in particular, I dreamed that Nana was alive again for a brief period of time through some kind of unexplained medical miracle. Then after I think maybe a week, or ten days, the medical miracle had taken its course, or had faded, or something like that, and it was over and she was going to die again at any moment. When I heard that I just started sobbing non-stop, I just couldn't handle losing her again after getting her back. Everyone else just tried to talk around me or ignore me while I was weeping uncontrollably, even Nana who usually did try to comfort me when I cried. I just sort of collapsed onto the table we were all sitting at, still weeping. Then all of a sudden I was somewhere else entirely new, and everyone was doing other things, and when I asked them what happened, they said I'd apparently blacked out for some twenty minutes. I didn't faint or anything, I was awake, although they said I was disoriented and hard to understand while I was talking, but I had no memory of what happened during the twenty minutes. Like I'd blacked out without actually losing consciousness. It was a really disconcerting feeling. I woke up feeling really heavy and tired.
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People were killed as they gathered to collect fuel from the overturned tanker, officials say.

Calling all poly fans!

Jun. 24th, 2017 11:09 pm
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Multi-fandom threesome commentfic fest!

Leave prompts! Fill prompts! Leave me prompts for my OT3s!

(Heads up, it's on LJ, which I know doesn't work for some of you. I could post a prompt for you, if you want me to?)

... unrelatedly, I cannot BELIEVE how loud the biker bar up the highway is. It's about a mile/mile-and-a-half away, and when they're having an outdoor concert, as tonight, you can actually make out the lyrics in the music. IT'S A MILE AWAY!

Doctor Who 10.11.

Jun. 25th, 2017 08:55 am
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In which whoever did the trailer after the last episode should not do so again, since it already gave away the two key twists, but even so, this was a suspensful and good first part - may the second one live up to it.

Read more... )
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Rory Best will captain the British and Irish Lions for the team's next game against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.
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People were killed as they gathered to collect fuel from the overturned tanker, officials say.
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The Texas woman admitted she shut the car door to teach her girl and boy "a lesson", police say.
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There are an estimated 5,000 new cases of cholera in Yemen every day, with 200,000 people affected.

30 Day Meme: Artist + character meme

Jun. 24th, 2017 11:12 pm
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[personal profile] perpetual has this very cool 30 Day meme (which shall be known as "The Kairos 30 Day Meme"), which involves coming up with 1 to 30 favorite fannish things in 30 different categories -- X favorite actors, Y favorite books, Z favorite cartoons, etc. etc. Of course, I had to try my hand at it. [personal profile] perpetual is keeping the full list a surprise, so I will, too, and I did have to move things around, because the number of favorite comic books I could come up with, for instance, was much lower, and I ended up substituting some sections entirely, since I'm not a fan of video games at all, for example. I don't think I can post these one a day, but let's see how this goes. Maybe I'll just attach them to regular posts, or unlocked posts, or something...

Day One: Artist

So I wracked my brains a bit to see what category I had truly only a single favorite for, and ultimately the choice is pretty easy: visual artist, and that artist is:

1. Salvador Dali (NSFW?) )


And a different kind of meme, stolen from Tumblr somewhere:

Give me a character and I'll answer (all or specific prompts of) the following:

Holiday headcanon
Cooking headcanon
Sleeping headcanon
Driving headcanon
Bathing/showering headcanon
Hugging headcanon
Kissing headcanon
Sex headcanon
General physical contact headcanon
Physical appearance headcanon
Wardrobe headcanon
Jewelry headcanon
Nickname headcanon
Dancing headcanon
Singing headcanon
Anger headcanon
Soft spot headcanon
Favorite possession headcanon
Favorite photograph headcanon
Relationship with/thoughts on _____ headcanon

Fandoms of note: ASOIAF, AtLA/Korra, Avengers/MCU, Babylon 5, Buffy (through s6), Discworld, Dragaera/Vlad Taltos, Dresden Files, Firefly, Harry Potter, Killjoys, Kushiel's Legacy, Raven Boys, Rivers of London, Temeraire, Vorkosigan Saga, and anything else you know I'm into.


Jun. 24th, 2017 11:23 pm
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 If it's not in the signup, it's not in matching. Reading/writing preferences must be in before signups close, which will be sometime in the next 8-10 hours with a 1 hr warning post before.

Pakistan oil tanker fire kills scores

Jun. 25th, 2017 05:15 am
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An overturned lorry catches fire killing 120 people who had gathered to collect fuel, officials say.
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The British and Irish Lions could have won, but All Blacks skill ensures no 'what-could-have-beens', says Lions great Jeremy Guscott.
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An overturned lorry bursts into flames, engulfing people who gathered to collect fuel, media say.

Spring of 2077

Jun. 24th, 2017 09:04 pm
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So... huh. I guess this happened. It's small and very lightweight but here it is. ^_^

This is part of the on overcoming the fear of spiders continuity, and takes place before the end of that story. You should read that story first, for context.

Spring of 2077 - Nepal )

30 Day Music Meme - Days 23 & 24

Jun. 24th, 2017 10:48 pm
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Hahah, so behind on everything I mean to post...

23 - a song you think everybody should listen to
  Rasputina – Indian Weed
  Rasputina's live presentations are not to be missed and this video demonstrates why. This track just sears.

24 - a song by a band you wish were still together
  Prick – Communique
  Kevin McMahon has been my future husband ever since the days of Lucky Pierre. Listen to this track and understand why.

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Today I received a five-foot-long shed snakeskin as a present and made myself a lobster roll for dinner. [edit: Not with the snakeskin. With some Caesar dressing and a piece of toasted bread, on account of not actually having hot dog buns in the house. The snakeskin is in an appropriately sized plastic tube on top of the bookshelves and will turn into a shadow box as soon as I can back it with some black cloth or paper. Just to be clear.] I am exhausted and appear to have misplaced the brain with which I wanted to write about things tonight, but I have had objectively worse days.
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the  smut picture prompt meme



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Embed an image in your reply:

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Weekly meme round-up: June 18 - 24

Jun. 24th, 2017 11:44 pm
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Comments, corrections, questions, etc welcome.

Please do not use this post as a time-stamp. The comm operates in EST/UTC-4. See the time HERE

The third week of the month is scheduled for the midnight texting meme.

Feel free to advertise RP related comms and materials below.

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