Detective L

20 April 2019 06:17 pm
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This is not a drill: Detective L is airing on the official Youtube channel, with English subtitles! \o/

The first two episodes premiered just this afternoon, and I've already watched. It's every bit as good as it looked from the trailers and the clips I'd seen. (Here's the latest trailer, and here are some clips.) It's gorgeous and clever and fun, and both Luo Fei (a consultig detective, Bai Yu's character) and Qin Xiaoman (a rookie police officer, played by You Jingru) are delightful.

If you ever wanted (a Chinese version of) Sherlock Holmes teaming up with a young Peggy Carter, in '30s Shanghai - go and watch this. :D


20 April 2019 04:58 pm
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YMMV, but I would commend the recent "In Our Time" episode on "The Evolution of Teeth" to the attention of anyone who would like to experienc some pleasant mild intellectually-stimulating body horror.

Features the term "skin-teeth". DID THE TEETH START IN THE SKIN AND MIGRATE INWARDS OR IN THE PHARYNX AND MOVE OUTWARDS. Also sharks. Lots of sharks. or iTunes or your podcatcher of choice

I found a Deadpool vid song

20 April 2019 11:46 am
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I'd heard it before, but never with quite the same ears as today: Title of the Song, da Vinci's Notebook.

It might be a little too sincere, but then again Celine Dion only goes to eleven and there she was.

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20 April 2019 08:47 am
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Sign ups are open for Not Prime Time and instructions for it are here. They'll close on April 30th.

I actually finished season 2 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in 2 days and it was wild, but I loved it. I hope there's a season 3.

I also got HBO streaming so I can watch the last season of Game of Thrones. The best part though is how many movies I want to watch/haven't seen are on it, that aren't on Hulu or Netflix. Score!

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20 April 2019 10:29 am
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Hard-boiled eggs growing up always meant a rubbery, tasteless white surrounding a green-tinged, chalky yellow. Powdering the yellow was fun and didn't taste bad, but I never understood why people would voluntarily make hard-boiled eggs or cart them around as snacks/etc.

Then, during my late night YouTube wanderings (too tired to do anything; too awake to sleep) I found a video about cooking eggs and learned that I have never (except maybe once?) had a properly cooked hard-boiled egg. 

I'm going to a friend's house later today to dye eggs for Easter so I had to prep eggs this morning. Using instructions online, I created some 8 minute eggs. I had one egg from each six egg batch just to make sure I hadn't completely screwed up.

These eggs. They came out of their shells cleaning (thank you, ice bath) and have tender, but firm whites and creamy yolks. 

So. I get it now.

(That said, I was vegan for three years and have been just vegetarian now for two. After a while of not eating eggs you start to realize how weird eggs are and imagining eating them feels gross. As I love eggs, this was especially strange for me. I'd go one day wishing I could just scramble up some eggs and then minutes later my stomach would clench with disgust at the thought. My hard-boiled eggs were delicious, but part of my brain was still going ick ick ick).

Luke Doucet – Vladivostock

20 April 2019 04:17 pm
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The captain turns the no smoking sign off
It doesn't matter, we're going down now

Smoke, people
Burn the last one down.

And were we not lovely, then

20 April 2019 11:02 am
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by Cecilia Woloch

Didn’t I stand there once,
white-knuckled, gripping the just-lit taper,
swearing I’d never go back?
And hadn’t you kissed the rain from my mouth?
And weren’t we gentle and awed and afraid,
knowing we’d stepped from the room of desire
into the further room of love?
And wasn’t it sacred, the sweetness
we licked from each other’s hands?
And were we not lovely, then, were we not
as lovely as thunder, and damp grass, and flame?

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Title: Vengeance Drives For Uber
Author: rokhal
Fandom: All-New Ghost Rider (comics)
Characters/Pairings: Robbie Reyes, Eli Morrow, Gabe Reyes, OCs, half the side characters from the comics
Rating/Category: R/gen Genre: Action, drama
Word Count:
Warnings graphic depictions of violence, off-screen noncon/rape, off-screen domestic violence, pervasive emotional abuse/gaslighting, ablelist language, drug references, pre-story death of OFC of color
Last year, eighteen-year-old legal guardian Robbie Reyes made a deal with the ghost of the serial killer possessing his body: together they will unleash their rage on those who endanger Los Angeles, and when they find someone truly evil, truly deserving, they will kill them. Since he made the deal, they've maimed plenty, but killed no one, and the ghost is getting impatient.

Robbie gets a side-job driving his Ghost Rider car for Uber. This goes about as well as one could hope: he doesn't attack any passengers, but he does stumble upon a murder victim.

Robbie wants the killer to pay, for reasons he does not understand. Eli wants Robbie to finally fulfill his end of the deal and kill somebody, anybody. To avenge the innocent dead, Robbie is finally willing to cooperate.

Link to fic master post: Vengeance Drives For Uber
Link to art master post:

Critical Life Choices

20 April 2019 03:27 pm
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I take a very, very long time to watch a season of TV. Like, Top Chef season 16 started December 8th, and I am now approaching the end. 

So, what to watch next? I haven't been even sort of caught up on TV since 2012, so I have a lot of shows on the list all vying for my attention. My husband has suggested The Expanse as a possibility for the next Top Spot. It's a coveted position, since by the time I finish whatever I watch next, there's likely to be few hundred more shows on my list. So every time a show misses out on Top Spot, it becomes that much more difficult to get into the position.

A) The Expanse
B) Other??
C) None of the above.
D) All of the above.

The Greatest Showman

20 April 2019 09:55 am
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Julie has been trying to get me to watch The Greatest Showman ever since it came out, and yesterday I finally acquiesced and did it, and oh my God, you guys, Zac Efron grew up hot, and I super ship his character Phillip Carlyle with Hugh Jackman’s P. T. Barnum although I also liked their canon love interests so maybe they’ll have one big poly showbiz family???

BUT SERIOUSLY THOUGH, their big number together (“The Other Side”) is such a seduction scene. Now admittedly Barnum is trying to woo Carlyle away from the hoity toity theater to the fun of the circus, not just generally wooing, but nonetheless he does so by jumping up on a table with his sleeves rolled up and dancing while Carlyle watches, legs spread, and then responds by dancing on the bar, and the tables, and then flips his red top hat on his head, and he aaaalmost walks out… and Barnum makes one last overture… and Carlyle stops, and then swings back to bargain for a percentage of the profits.

And then! And then! Near the end of the movie, when the circus catches fire, Carlyle races into the burning building to save his ladylove the acrobat Anne (don’t worry, she’s shows up fine like five seconds later), and then Barnum runs in to save him and bridal carries his prone smoke-stained body from the building right after it collapses. Yes. AFTER it collapses.

And then Anne tag-teams in to sit by his bedside while he’s recovering, because Barnum is a little busy trying to cope with the fact that his entire livelihood has just gone up in smoke. (There is no scene where Anne gently sponges the soot off his inert face, possibly ending with his eyelashes at last fluttering open and he gazes up at her in bafflement and love, which strikes me as a tragic wasted opportunity.)

But earlier on they do have a total epic duet that makes full use of the fact that Anne is an acrobat (I particularly like the bit where Phillip leaps off a balcony into her arms as she swoops around the arena on her trapeze, oh my God) so even if the filmmakers didn’t exploit the hurt/comfort possibilities to the fullest possible extent they did at least go big there.

I feel like I should have something more incisive to say, or historical criticisms or something (did anyone ever actually picket Barnum's circus in protest against the freak show?), but in fact my main takeaway from this movie was that Zac Efron could probably have sexual chemistry with a tree if he needed to.

GIF Fun 042019

20 April 2019 06:51 am
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John: What about the 'jumper?
Rodney: There's no lube in the 'jumper.
John: You were supposed to replace it!
Rodney: No, you were the last one that bottomed, so you were supposed to replace it!


20 April 2019 07:51 am
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That show...does not hold up. Wow, oh, God, the persistent misogyny runs through the whole show, and in episode one, Susan is metoo-ish )

Basically, every woman but Susan is presented in a sexist light, Susan isn't so great either as she's "not like other girls," ugh, and the men are all sleazy and opportunistic.

Not a show to rewatch. I can't believe I didn't complain before about watching a 30-something pout about how only single men are "worth her elasticity." (For those who haven't seen it, the female BFF sidekick thinks only single men are worth risking wrinkles for, so she only ever smiles at them. Gross.)


NSFW 20 April 2019 06:36 am
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TREK: Antares-Cerberus Reach?

20 April 2019 09:10 am
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Something else that Star Trek: Star Charts has inspired me about...and I don't think I want to discuss it on TrekBBS, because "story idea" prohibitions.

Looking at the Known Space map in the second fold-out at the back of that book...we see a 750-lightyear "sphere" with breakout "bubbles" around several stars. We are not focusing on them, but upon the coreward Beta Quadrant side, where the furthest-coreward systems tagged as Federation-affiliated are Antares - see also Memory Alpha - and Eta Lupi AKA Cerberus.

Looking back to the "core" spaces of the Federation, we see the following systems marked out along its coreward fringes:

Rhaandar/Alpha Indi
Ivor/Eta Scorpii
Norkan/Pi Hydrae
Caldos/Beta Octantis

First reasonable assumption to propose: there should be networks of routes connecting Antares and Eta Lupi to each other.

(FYI: Celestia suggests the direct-line distance between them is about 160 lightyears. GAIA, JWST et al. may either confirm or correct this.)

Second reasonable assumption: there should be networks of routes connecting those two systems to each of the latter group of seven systems as well.

Third reasonable assumption: along those routes established in assumptions one and two, there will be outposts, colonies, starbases, full-member worlds and their holdings, and independent star-nations and their holdings. Yet to have been documented on any official Trek series.

I don't yet know if any of the fan fictions - text, podcast, video - have covered that part of the Orion Arm. There could be stuff hidden in Archive of Our Own, whose creators have reached these same assumptions.

Anniversary, Cecilia Woloch

20 April 2019 06:54 pm
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Didn’t I stand there once,
white-knuckled, gripping the just-lit taper,
swearing I’d never go back?
And hadn’t you kissed the rain from my mouth?
And weren’t we gentle and awed and afraid,
knowing we’d stepped from the room of desire
into the further room of love?
And wasn’t it sacred, the sweetness
we licked from each other’s hands?
And were we not lovely, then, were we not
as lovely as thunder, and damp grass, and flame?

Weekend Cheering

20 April 2019 09:16 am
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Holidays occurring for some this weekend; is that influencing your cleaning plans? What are your goals, if any? Comment and we'll cheer each other along!

I want to:

- wash the dishes
- clean the bathroom
- organize and put away yarn and supplies from recent projects

Along with setting goals, how are you going to break up your tasks and/or make them more do-able?

I will listen to an audiobook while cleaning, and plan to spread out my tasks over the day today, with time for some tv-watching and catching up on emails.

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

20 April 2019 02:55 am
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New Chapter of Beloved by [personal profile] spikes_heart.

Kats_meow is seeking resources on : how to write counseling fic effectively and how to write crime/police scenes effectively.


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