frith_in_thorns: (ME Normandy)
This is a post for squeeing about Wolf 359! If you have not listened to the show check out my rec post for more. But since I have apparently convinced a few people to give the show a chance, and since I have more friends already listening than I realised, I thought it would be fun to have a post to chat about it!

Please feel free to link this around, I want to find more W359 friends too!

Main rule: use the comment title to say up to what ep you're talking about. I am very spoiler-phobic and would like to help other people stay unspoiled to the extent that is possible. And in a thread talking up to a specific episode, don't talk about episodes past that point. Make a new thread.

I will try to link the threads from with their comment titles in the main body of the post so you can click and avoid seeing other comments:
General season 1 talk (eps 1 - 13)
General season 2 talk (eps 14 - 28)
General season 3 talk (eps 29 - 46)
General season 4 talk (eps 47 - current)


Also I may as well use this to promote my fic, and please do likewise for your own fic/art/icons! I have written so far a 2.5k Minkowski h/c fic, set in s4 status quo: Anchors
and a tumblr prompt snippet set in same timeframe: talent night
(Btw I'm still accepting W359 fic prompts generally. I need to keep writing!)

Come and squee! Please!
frith_in_thorns: Hardcover books standing upright (.Books)
Why you should all be reading Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt series

This 10-book epic fantasy series kind of ate my life this summer. And then I surfaced to find that most of my friends have never heard of it, so I feel the need to correct that.

This post is as vague-squee as possible - if other people have read this series and want to talk about spoiler things (yes please! please talk to me!) I'd be really happy to put another post up.

Read more... )

CONCLUSION: YOU SHOULD READ THESE BOOKS. AND THEN SQUEE WITH ME!

OMG

Jan. 28th, 2015 06:04 pm
frith_in_thorns: (.Flail)
I have a place at my first-choice university for their PGCE teacher training course! I've been aiming towards here for years, and I'm a bit stunned that this is finally happening.

I'm going to be a teacher.
frith_in_thorns: (SGA fanfic)
We have watched several episodes since I last posted, but I have had no or barely functional internet with which to share the results. I'll attempt to catch up.

(Seriously, the last time I had both my proper computer and a reliable non-shit internet connection was early December. This is getting beyond ridiculous and is why I'm so behind with everything DW-related.)

1x05 Suspicion and 1x08 Underground

Reactions )

1x10 The Storm and 1x11 The Eye

Reactions )
frith_in_thorns: Hardcover books standing upright (.Books)
I am picking up the December posting meme again, because I'm just that awesome!

[livejournal.com profile] imbecamiel asked, What makes you love a book?

The short answer to this is: characters. I need protagonists that I like and sympathise with. They don't necessarily have to be good people, but I still have to empathise with them (even if it's while simultaneously thinking, "Wow, you're a terrible person!" I'm having a problem coming up with an example off the top of my head, but the movie In Bruges would be a perfect one. If it were a book.) When I don't care about anyone I tend to wonder why I'm reading a book at all and wind up totally hating it. (See: Wuthering Heights.)

Also definitely important is the story itself, and the worldbuilding, and how both of those relate back to the characters. I like plots which are expanding, and uplifting, and end with the characters being better and deeper than they were before. I love stories which are difficult, and dangerous, but are ultimately about growth and joy. Sam Vimes and October Daye and Tiffany Aching and Miles Vorkosigan and Lirael and Tris.

There are some genres in which I'm more likely to find books I love -- sci-fi and fantasy over real life; although Anne Fine's All Bones and Lies is one of my comfort reads, and "traditional" male-dominated SFF leaves me cold. Guy Gavriel Kay's alternate history over actual history, with exceptions for Rosemary Sutcliff. Stories about women. Stories about young girls being powerful and changing the world.

I love... imagination. Patriarchal romance is boring when there are lesbian sky-pirates and bloggers documenting the zombie apocalypse and female faerie private investigators and Regency academic magicians and crystal dragons which are the secret hearts of mountains. I love stories which show that there's more, and characters who embrace that.

These are books which I love.
frith_in_thorns: Diana Berrigan in a winter coat, looking down and smiling (WC Diana)
In this post: White Collar S5 squee! This has probably been my favourite season so far -- it's so deconstructive and meta, and has delved so well into the characters.

I have been missing Diana, of course, but I also support non-judged maternity leave, so I shall content myself with bouncing in delight at the bits of her we've had.

I'm not even very good at writing reaction posts, but I wanted to register my incoherent squee. Join me in happiness!

SPOILERS UP TO LATEST EPISODE (5X12). NO SPOILERS FROM 5X13 OR PROMOS PLEASE!

PLEASE NO HARSHING. (Especially if you feel that Peter's a terrible person -- please, not in this post?)
frith_in_thorns: Hardcover books standing upright (.Books)
I feel I should do That Thursday Book Meme thing, just because I actually do like talking about books a lot but never really get around to it. I mean, I'm rubbish at actual reviews, but I love flailing about specific things!


What I've just read
The Will of the Empress, by Tamara Pierce. I was gifted Battle Magic by Eleanor's parents for Christmas, and it made me remember how much I loved the Circle of Magic books, particularly Tris. So I went on a Tris kick and re-read all of the ones with her. (Tris is a character I severely over-empathise with. She seriously is me, even down to looks! In temperament and even way of speaking we are identical. It's hilarious.)


What I'm reading now
How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea, by Mira Grant. It's a novella set in the Newsflesh universe, and it's my favourite one so far (I'm 62% through, according to my kindle.) In it, Mahir goes to Australia and is horrified by everything. It is hilarious and incredibly adorable, and Mahir was one of my very favourites in the trilogy so I'm delighted to have a whole story for him. Also I love the way that, as opposed to the rest of the world, Australia's reaction to the zombie apocalypse was, "Meh, the country's always been trying to kill us. This isn't terribly impressive."

My favourite bit so far has been Mahir's horror at being told that even if he's being attacked by a zombie koala, he could still get in deep legal trouble for shooting it. Because it's easy to get more humans, but koalas are endangered.


What I'm going to read next
Brsis lent me her copy of Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell, which I am really excited about reading! Although it has already been STOLEN by Eleanor, so I will need to wrest it back first.
frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (Neal+Peter 1)
Yes, I know this is not tumblr, despite the below being shamelessly stolen from thingswithwings's one. But.



Neal Caffrey/Matt Bomer with cute small dog! *dies from the adorableness*
frith_in_thorns: (.Flail)
So my Pacific Rim squee needs its own post. Please do not squee-harsh*; squee-harshing makes me sad.

PACIFIC RIM I LOVED IT SO MUUUUUUCH

Things which I loved, in list form: )

Also I now feel I really need all of the crossover fic for every single fandom. Especially Peter as a Marshal and Neal and Diana as Jaeger pilots. (This would be the best and you cannot convince me otherwise.)

*This is not to say we can't talk about how things could be EVEN BETTER, especially in terms of things like diversity and so-forth. I don't count that as squee-harshing. Just for the record.
frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (CM - Garcia+JJ+Reid - excited)
So uh

I just handed in my notice

and I get to leave at the beginning of August

and right now I am utterly, ridiculously happy and relieved.

*bounces around offering free hugs*
frith_in_thorns: Katara against a background of ice, bending a blue wave of water (AA Katara)
*hangs head in shame* Yep, I missed a week. Apologies, I got eaten by Warehouse 13 and forgot about my life.

Book 1 (Water), 11: The Great Divide & 12: The Storm

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Thoughts )

COMMENTING RULES
1. No character bashing, please.
2. No future episode spoilers in the spoiler-free thread (and comments containing them will be screened), but expect to find them in others! If you're talking about massive plot twists it's nice to put a spoiler warning in the header, but it's not required.
3. Spoilers for Legend of Korra are also fair game everywhere except the spoiler-free thread; again, labelling them is friendly.
4. Feel free to illustrate your squee with caps. And gifs!

SPOILER-FREE THREAD (Only on LJ; let me know if I need to add one to the DW post too.)
frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (NY - Stella - smile red)
Reasons why I am in love with Warehouse 13 (I am up to the beginning of season 4):

  • Loads of female characters, who continue to show up and attach themselves to the cast.

  • All of these women are well-developed and very different, and they all have deep and different friendships with each other. And talk to each other. A lot.

  • Actually, this show is majorly driven by women.

  • This is a world in which queer people exist, and queerness is casually mentioned. There is a main character and a recurring character who are unambiguously queer (gay and bi respectively), and more than that, minor characters and historical characters are queer and this is mentioned in passing but not as a Thing. (Example: the password to an artifact was the name of the male inventor's lover, Thomas.)

  • Dates in the past are referred to with BCE.

  • Mark Sheppard is in it playing a recurring character who is powerful and morally ambiguous.

  • One episode contained a spiel about how awesome Rosalind Franklin was and how Watson and Crick had piggybacked onto her work while she didn't get the Nobel recognition that they did.

  • The setup and the plots are utterly ridiculous. And the show realises that it's utterly ridiculous and just goes along with it having fun.

    minor spoilers for the beginning of S2 )

  • This is actually the short version of the list. The longer would would involve listing pretty much everything that Myka and Claudia and HG ever do.

  • I LOVE THIS SHOW A LOT OKAY.
frith_in_thorns: Katara against a background of ice, bending a blue wave of water (AA Katara)
Apologies, this is extremely late!

Book 1 (Water), Episode 9: The Waterbending Scroll & 10: Jet

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Read more... )

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2. No future episode spoilers in the spoiler-free thread (and comments containing them will be screened), but expect to find them in others! If you're talking about massive plot twists it's nice to put a spoiler warning in the header, but it's not required.
3. Spoilers for Legend of Korra are also fair game everywhere except the spoiler-free thread; again, labelling them is friendly.
4. Feel free to illustrate your squee with caps. And gifs!

SPOILER-FREE THREAD (Only on LJ; let me know if I need to add one to the DW post too.)
frith_in_thorns: Katara against a background of ice, bending a blue wave of water (AA Katara)
Book 1 (Water), Episodes 7 & 8: The Winter Solstice (I: The Spirit World & II: Avatar Roku)

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I am never going to stop saying this. This show is beautiful.

The Spirit World )

Avatar Roku )

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2. No future episode spoilers in the spoiler-free thread (and comments containing them will be hidden), but expect to find them in others! If you're talking about massive plot twists it's nice to put a spoiler warning in the header, but it's not required.
3. Spoilers for Legend of Korra are also fair game everywhere except the spoiler-free thread; again, labelling them is friendly.
4. Feel free to illustrate your squee with caps. And gifs!

SPOILER-FREE THREAD (Only on LJ; let me know if I need to add one to the DW post too.)
frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (ALoK - Lin - scars)
Sorry, this is up a bit late! I'll put my thoughts in comments in the interests of actually making this post more quickly.

Book 1 (Water), Episodes 5: The King of Omashu & 6: Imprisoned

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COMMENTING RULES
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2. No future episode spoilers in the spoiler-free thread (and comments containing them will be hidden), but expect to find them in others! If you're talking about massive plot twists it's nice to put a spoiler warning in the header, but it's not required.
3. Spoilers for Legend of Korra are also fair game everywhere except the spoiler-free thread; again, labelling them is friendly.
4. Feel free to illustrate your squee with caps. And gifs!

SPOILER-FREE THREAD (Only on LJ; let me know if I need to add one to the DW post too.)
frith_in_thorns: Katara against a background of ice, bending a blue wave of water (AA Katara)
Book 1 (Water), Episodes 3: The Southern Air Temple & 4: The Warriors of Kyoshi

In which there are flashbacks, giant fish, duels, and various attitudes about losing. And Team Avatar aquires a flying lemur.

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Zuko: But uncle, I want a flying lemur too! >:(


The Southern Air Temple )


The Warriors of Kyoshi )


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2. No future episode spoilers in the spoiler-free thread (and comments containing them will be hidden), but expect to find them in others! If you're talking about massive plot twists it's nice to put a spoiler warning in the header, but it's not required.
3. Spoilers for Legend of Korra are also fair game everywhere except the spoiler-free thread; again, labelling them is friendly.
4. Feel free to illustrate your squee with caps. And gifs!

SPOILER-FREE THREAD (Only on LJ; let me know if I need to add one to the DW post too.)
frith_in_thorns: Katara against a background of ice, bending a blue wave of water (AA Katara)
Hi! Welcome to the first part of the Avatar: the Last Airbender watch/rewatch, hosted by [livejournal.com profile] sholio and myself. There will be a post each week, and then we watch two episodes (20 minutes each) and discuss/squee in the comments.

Book 1 Episodes 1: The Boy In The Iceberg & 2: The Avatar Returns

In which there are penguin-otters (seriously, they are the cutest, I want one), Katara is a bb waterbender, Sokka is really brave, Zuko is looking for his honour, and there is a boy in an iceberg.

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1. No character bashing, please.
2. No future episode spoilers in the spoiler-free thread, but expect to find them in others! If you're talking about massive plot twists it's nice to put a spoiler warning in the header, but it's not required.
3. Spoilers for Legend of Korra are also fair game everywhere except the spoiler-free thread; again, labelling them is friendly.
4. Feel free to illustrate your squee with caps. And gifs!

Spoiler-free thread
frith_in_thorns: (.Flail)
(I am quite bad lately for writing out a post and forgetting to actually hit the button to post it until the next morning!)

So fandom_stockings have been revealed, and mine is awesome. So many lovely graphics and fic! Thank you all so very much! Seriously, I really really really love everything that I received, and I feel so incredibly lucky and loved. ♥

This was my first year participating in this, and it was a huge amount of fun. And somehow I ended up writing a final count of thirteen fics XD (Although I still wanted to have written more, ngl!) I'll be posting them here spread out a bit, so as not to just spam everyone.

Again, thank you ♥
frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (Neal+Peter 1)
It's the first of December and I won mini_wrimo! Unsure of my exact word count until I type up, but I definitely wrote over 500 words per day.

I SHALL PARTY.

Read more... )

-

Reminder that you should totally sign up to my Christmas Card post, so I can send you a card with Exciting Things inside! (Note: excitement levels may vary.)
frith_in_thorns: Unfortunately, you'll also all blow up. (Books - Discworld - Words)
Aiiiiiiiiiiii!

Song of the Lonely Mountain - The Hobbit closing credits song

Why do I have to wait til the 11th December to buy this??

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