fadedwings
21 July 2017 @ 09:20 pm
Friday's Photos  
It's been too hot this week. In the 90s and humid. Not a great mix. So my mood is starting to drop, a lot, especially when combined with other issues. So, I ended up taking a lot of pictures today because it tends to cheer me up, or at least calm me down a bit.

The squirrels were not loving the afternoon heat from what I could tell and I managed to snap several pics of a few lounging in the trees. I even stepped off of the porch and took some of the pics from the ground under the trees. I also snapped several pics of sparrows and one of a robin. Oh, also a dragonfly up at the top of the dead tree.

I think this is my favorite picture of the day:

Squirrel snug in a tree.

The rest of the pictures (11 of them) are under the cut...Read more... )
 
 
Current Mood: stressed
Current Music: runnin' home to you -the flash musical
 
 
elf
21 July 2017 @ 05:08 pm
30 day song meme #28: A song by an artist whose voice you love  
Oh good. Back to song topics that don't make me want to rip my hair out.

Had to stop and think about this one, because "love the voice" is not high on my priority lists for songs I enjoy most. But for a long time, I listed my favorite type of music as "anything with a baritone voice and acoustic guitar."

What You Need | Dance Magic | I'm on Fire | Love Is Chemical | Holly Holy | Wherefore and Why | Stay Young | The Warrior | Rainy Days & Mondays | Delta Dawn | It's So Easy

And one where the vocals are so pretty, I almost forget that I love the lyrics, too )

Meme list
 
 
lurkingcat
21 July 2017 @ 10:48 pm
 
Just when I was in need of a calming distraction... an unexpected Neko Atsume update appears. I've got to admit that I'd mostly stopped playing but given the number of conference call requests that the team mailbox got bombarded with this afternoon now seems like a good time to start checking in on the Neko Atsume yard again.

In real life feline news Kheldar is thoroughly disappointed by the amount of water that has fallen from the skies today. He has apparently spent most of the day asleep under a bed and is only willing to venture outside now that the rain has slowed from torrential to the occasional bit of drizzle. It is very, very wet underpaw and frankly that's just not acceptable for an elderly cat.
 
 
Current Mood: tired
 
 
calliopes_pen
21 July 2017 @ 12:09 pm
Rest In Peace, Deborah Watling  
Deborah Watling has passed away, at the age of 69, following a battle with lung cancer. May she rest in peace. She played the role of Victoria Waterfield, companion to the Second Doctor, on Doctor Who. Unfortunately, most of her episodes were destroyed.

The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Enemy of the World managed to survive from her tenure on the series, along with the second episode of the serial The Evil of the Daleks.
 
 
 
 
 
Meic
21 July 2017 @ 03:41 pm
Thank god for sick leaves  
Day 2 of feeling like a disease-ridden lump x__x

Yesterday was the cough to end all coughs and a feverish, aching body. Today the cough has transitioned into a cold (with the occasional cough) and my back is one giant hurt (probably from sleeping so much yesterday).

Someone end my suffering ;__;
 
 
Current Mood: sick
 
 
elf
20 July 2017 @ 10:08 pm
30 day song meme #27: A song that breaks your heart  
I'm behind again. This time it's not because I forgot or got too busy. Who MAKES these damn lists, anyway? Don't answer that. I know who. Teenagers, or maybe college students. People who think, "reliving heartbreak is a poignant moment, an interlude of quiet sadness in the midst of your hectic day," and not "reliving heartbreak is like walking naked into fire, so of course I'd want to share that with all my friends and casual acquaintances who knows how many strangers on the internet."

So I've spent a couple days trying to nudge the question from the side, trying to consider songs that I think of as heartbreaky without sending myself into a downward spiral that could take weeks to recover from.

Today doesn't get a list, and it doesn't get a video. [personal profile] mdlbear posted that Jordin Kare has died.

I remember one filksong from my first year at BayCon - Leslie Fish's "Banned from Argo," sung in the back corner of a party room by four people sharing a copy of Westerfilk. The next year, I went looking. I remember one song from my second year - Jordin Kare singing "The Bride of Saint-Germain."

I wrote about this before. Bride of Saint-Germain has, as far as I know, never been recorded. It's certainly never been publicly released. And now, no matter how well the OTW does in its struggles to get fanworks accepted as fair use, no matter what kind of precedents vidders win from congress... he's never going to record even one of the fannish concert versions that sometimes make their way to Youtube.

I loved Jordin's music; I have both Fire in the Sky and Parody Violation and I can sing along with all of them, even if I don't quite know all the words. The song that breaks my heart is the one I'll never hear again.

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we_protect_each_other
20 July 2017 @ 10:31 pm
WonderTrev  
I went to see Wonder Woman for the second time today. I just had to see it one more time before I had to go back to work or something else got in the way. I drug my dad with me this time because I knew he'd appreciate it at least a little once I actually got him there. He agreed that he did enjoy it much more than he thought he would but had to, of course, say he didn't think he'd enjoy it at all.

I just love Diana/Steve so much??? I feel like there is a contingent of fandom that would have us almost ignore is presence in te movie because it feels like such a victory for movies about women, etc. But I guess just as a bi person who is frustrated by cultural entitlement issues that allow men and almost pressure men to suck, it is so nice to see a het dynamic that doesn't give me a lot of weird pause and misgivings even if I like it. I would really like to write fic for them, but I don't know where to start. I just have this abundance of love for them and wanted to mention it.
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtful
 
 
fadedwings
20 July 2017 @ 08:02 pm
Birds and a Skunk  
There were a bunch of sparrows and a robin or two in the dead tree the other day, all at the same time. There were a lot more than I could get a pic of. It was like they were having a meeting. It didn't last very long, but it was a bit noisy.



Yesterday I was able to take a few not too blurry pics of a skunk in the yard around sundown. Picks of that and also a robin I took today under the cut... Read more... )
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
lurkingcat
20 July 2017 @ 10:02 pm
How about I stop grumbling and just leave a link instead...  
Oh look.



Yay! Giant mecha!
 
 
Current Mood: hopeful
 
 
I'm not fluent in your dialect of crazy
20 July 2017 @ 10:20 am
listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway  
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calliopes_pen
20 July 2017 @ 10:20 am
Rest In Peace, Trevor Baxter  
Trevor Baxter has passed away at the age of 84. May he rest in peace. For Doctor Who fans, he played Professor George Litefoot in the episode The Talons of Weng-Chiang. He reprised the role for Big Finish Productions, in Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Mahogany Murderers, and a series called Jago & Litefoot.

Having looked through his filmography, I see that he was in two episodes of Mystery And Imagination*--The Body Snatcher and Feet Foremost; I believe those are in the portion that are sadly lost. He was also in Jack The Ripper (1988) in the role of Lanyon--that one also starred Michael Caine, Lysette Anthony (Angelique from Dark Shadows 1991), and Susan George (Lucy in Dracula 1968). I have always meant to watch that one, so I’ll track it down. I think I spotted it at DailyMotion earlier, divided into parts.

*Come to think of it, that's two from Mystery And Imagination that have died in the last two months. Peter Sallis was the other one.
 
 
 
 
fadedwings
19 July 2017 @ 07:38 pm
Writing and Whatnot...  
I finished and posted my fic that I was writing for [community profile] fan_flashworks . It's not awesome, but it is done and I did enjoy writing it, mostly.  
I did not enjoy editing it though. I hate that part. A lot.
This is probably one of the longer fics I've written if not the longest. Not that I've written tons of fic or anything.

Okay I checked...this fic at 3,478 words is 1350 words longer than my previously longest posted work. Hmmm... wacky.

Very hot and humid today. Blah. I could really do with cooler days. I find it hard to motivate myself to do much of anything when it's like this. 

Oh, the latest issue of America (America Chavez solo comic from Marvel) has her teaming up with Kate Bishop (the other Hawkeye) for the issue (and next issue to it seems!) Very cool!!!
 
 
Current Mood: hot
 
 
I'm not fluent in your dialect of crazy
19 July 2017 @ 10:29 am
sorry, my brain disconnected while you were yacking away  
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calliopes_pen
19 July 2017 @ 11:02 am
Import In Progress  
I am in the process of importing my older fanfic to Ao3. A large portion of it is probably Doctor Who, from the Tenth Doctor days. So if you suddenly notice a new story* from me, it's not new. It's so very, very old and fluff more than anything in most cases. Looking back now, quite a few are not that great, but they're going up for the sake of completion.

*There were two occasions as I started the import where it accidentally made it post to today's date, but it was eventually fixed. I learned that trying to import from Teaspoon does that for whatever reason, while importing from Dreamwidth does not, and gives the original date without me needing to change it.
 
 
 
 
fadedwings
18 July 2017 @ 02:29 pm
writing stuff  
I finished the fic I've been working on for fan_flashworks. It was like pulling teeth at the end. Hot and humid doesn't make for the best writing days really. Especially without an air-conditioner. But I got it done. Now I have tomorrow and the early part of Thursday to make it suck less so I can post it in time.

It ended up being longer than I thought it would be. The first draft is about 3,500 words.
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Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
 
calliopes_pen
18 July 2017 @ 12:14 pm
And then I remembered…  
I suddenly remembered that long ago, for whatever reason, I had made two other Photobucket accounts (one in 2004 and one in 2005, according to the registration dating; they looked to be empty, so I had deleted stuff years ago in there). I vaguely remembered the ancient e-mail addresses for them, but not the usernames. Using the former, I was able to get the latter. So now, they are deleted, too.

And with that, I have cut ties with Photobucket completely.
 
 
 
 
we_protect_each_other
18 July 2017 @ 03:54 am
AUexchange assignment.  
Won't say anything more except that I'm excited and my recipient chose tags I created and nominated so this is awesome. Getting to write a fic that's always been in my head anyway for an interested party? YES.
 
 
Current Mood: excited