Happy Birthday!

Jul. 20th, 2017 01:20 pm
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Happy birthday to [profile] double_duchess! I hope you have a wonderful day and wish you an even better year to come!

poetry in the CSZ

Jul. 19th, 2017 11:05 am
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My poem "50 Foot," inspired by Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman (1958), is in the new issue of The Cascadia Subduction Zone. Also, CSZ v. 6 n. 4 (2016) is now available for free online; it includes my poem "Una O'Connor unleashes her scream," as well as poetry by [personal profile] sovay and an essay by L. Timmel Duchamp on Chris Kraus's I Love Dick.

The weather in Los Angeles is so humid at the moment, I feel like I must've inadvertently brought it back from Boston with me. I look forward to the return of our customary dry heat.

Mr. Giles The Watcher

Jul. 18th, 2017 10:24 pm
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 Title: The Watcher
Artist: Kuwlshadow
Characters: Giles

Giles Illustration )

Happy Birthday!

Jul. 18th, 2017 09:31 pm
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Happy birthday to [personal profile] kseenaa! I hope you have a wonderful day and wish you an even better year to come!

home from Readercon

Jul. 18th, 2017 02:30 pm
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I got home at midnight last night from the airport. I thoroughly enjoyed Readercon, though the air travel was more grueling than usual. (Virgin America has switched terminals at LAX, which led to gate-related delays in both directions, and when I went to get my bag last night, they had put the bags for five flights on one baggage carousel, creating a mob scene. Then the car I'd booked to take me home didn't show up for quite awhile.) At Readercon I dealt with the usual jetlag, plus some perimenopausal unpleasantness. Nevertheless, I had fun. It was great to see friends (and eat delicious Indian food with friends) and attend panels and readings. My panels ("Hidden Figures" and "Horror Fiction Is Where I Put My Fear (and Lust, and...)") went very well. During the latter panel, I loved hearing Teri Clarke, Darcie Little Badger, and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry talk about writing and reading horror. My reading was scheduled during the dinner hour and wasn't as well-attended as the previous year, but it was a lot of fun reading "Don't Look Back."

I only bought one book at the Dealers' Room: So You Want To Be a Robot by A. Merc Rustad, which I'd been looking forward to snagging, but as it does every year, Readercon greatly added to my to-read list. I attended the Shirley Jackson Awards (wearing my The Haunting of Hill House t-shirt) and cheered when The Starlit Wood won for best edited anthology. As always, there wasn't enough time to see everyone and attend everything I would've liked.

Now I am doing laundry and battling Jetlag Part 2. It is good to be home.

martes OR Hola Hello How Is Everyone?

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:38 pm
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WATCHING

*Everyone's all GoT OMGGGGGGGGG but I no longer have HBO so I'm reading spoilers on eveyrone's posts.

* Began binge-watching THE NIGHT WATCH on Netflix and LOVE IT. While I don't think it has the depth of ER, my standard bearer for fantastic medical dramas, I like the energy of the writing.It's set in San Antonio, someone has actually put in some time to get cultural and geographical references correct, and the staff is wonderfully representational. ALL the pretty people! There's a CANON GAY COUPLE WOOOOOOOOOO! Jennifer Beals played a medic!! I am enjoying it thoroughly.

* SHADOWHUNTERS is back as is my jam, Izzie Lightwood (see icon pic). Emeraude Toubia, the actor, is SO STUNNING and she's A TEXAN and she SINGS and just yes. Magnus and Alex are still my favorite TV couple. While I eschewed everything Cassandra Claire for years, and with good reason, this is removed enough from the books that I began watching. You can't just give me Mike Chang from GLEE as a bisexual, kickass warlock and expect me to pass that up. I am not made of stone.

* Rachel Maddow- always and forever. Her ratings are now apparently higher than her competitors? SO PROUD OF HER. Most trustworthy lesbian in news. Everyone says, now officially. :-)

* We also binge-watched ZOO, which ended up being really great, but the current season is leaving me kind of meh. They did away with my favorite het OTP, and now Bella Swan's Dad Billy Burke can't call them hilarious things like 'Danny and Sandy' or 'Ken and Barbie', which they really looked like, and that makes me sad.

FILMS

* BUTTER/Netflix- Jennifer Garner's turn as a shallow, driven Repub wife of a butter sculptor is SUPERIOR and FANTASTICALLY FUNNY. The cast on this is perfect, including a surprise cameo by Hugh Jackman as a Stetson wearing hapless car salesman.

*THEY CALL ME JEEG/Netflix- Italian Foreign film that will twist your heart all inside out in the best way. Just watch it.

* AFTERNOON DELIGHT/Crackle- I didn't know I had a Juno Temple thing until this film. Funny, true, sad and angry look at a Thirtysomething Crisis and what Kathryn Hahn's Rachel does to find meaning in her measured, suburbia paradise world. Jane Lynch as a self-absorbed therapist is worth the price of admission.

RANDOM

* CAN YOU BELIEVE DR. WHO IS A CHICK NOW?????
* HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW WRINKLE IN TIME TRAILOR???

WORK

* Despite the start of fiscal year rollover clusterfuck, I still love what I'm doing a real lot. :-)

* Went to San Antonio for the Texas Library Association Annual Assembly Conference which was great,except we got a crack in our new car windshield before the vehicle even had it's first oil change. *sigh* D got it 'glazed' for about $40 which was preferable to the $400 to replace the whole thing. You can still totally see it, but maybe it will act as an urban theft deterrent. Poor Pearl, already banged up!

POLITICS

*Ugh it just won't stop being embarrassing and awful and cringe-worthy. I don't think I've ever, ever, in all my 50 years, been as horrified to be an American, let alone a Texan. As much as I love my job, and I really love my job, y'all, I would leave for up North if I had any way to make a living. At least we'd be in a more progressive state where I would not be worried about putting a rainbow flag on my door or a Democratic Party sign on my lawn for fear of being liberal-bashed.

So these are turning out to be mostly what TV I'm watching but I'm not sure that's a bad thing.


I leave you with a song I heard on NIGHT SHIFT, which, apart from being wonderful, has a music department that has some serious chops. I have had this on repeat for days because it is just that fantastic. The Van Morrison original is luminous, but I just love Otto's voice on this. The horns are EVERYTHING.

Have a great week, gente.

Talk at you soon.

Weekly round up

Jul. 18th, 2017 09:37 am
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We've had another damn fine week of fic. Please please please can you drop a few words of thanks once you've read. It really does make all the difference to the writers.


In summary....This week Giles has had his smoochies on. He's experienced an unforgettable moment, then forgotten it ;). We've started an intriguing new story and welcomed updates from two long-running excellent works.

Fic
+ Five Kisses (Giles/various FRT) by aaronlisa

+ Crossing Lines (Giles/Buffy FRM) by littleotter73

+ All of Him (Giles/Buffy FRM) by littleotter73

+ Private Life, Chapter 1: The Importance of Being Edmund Chapter 1 (Giles/Wesley FRT) by protoneoromantic

+ Magister 3 Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18 (Giles/Willow, Giles/Ethan FRM) by gilescandy

+ In a Corner of My Soul: I Robot; You Jane 2/4 , 3/4, (Giles, ensemble, FRT) by dragonyphoenix

Coming up

Kuwlshadow, 0_ruthless_0, lycomingst, wakeupinacoma,punchkicker15, dhw and will_conqueror1.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jul. 17th, 2017 07:23 pm
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I REALLY LIKED IT, Y'ALL.

I am still processing and capslocking about it to anyone who will listen, but I'm a person who has never cared much about a Spider-Man, and this hit my teenage super hero in Marvel universe buttons just right. It had lots of things that made me laugh, and there were places where my heart was in my throat for Peter, and I just... REALLY ENJOYED IT, OKAY? And OMG Tom Holland is such a cutie, and I loved watching him move. Yay for dancers.

Fic: All of Him (Giles/Buffy) FRM

Jul. 17th, 2017 09:19 am
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Title: All of Him
Author: [personal profile] littleotter73 
Pairing/Characters: Giles/Buffy, Willow, Xander, Original Characters
Rating: FRM
Summary: When an accident causes Giles to lose his memories, he only knows Buffy as the depressed Slayer he left back in Sunnydale after her resurrection six years ago, not as his wife and the mother of his son. Takes place five years after "Crossing Lines" and three years after "In the Moment."
Disclaimer: Just playing in Joss' sandbox.
A/N: Written for Summer of Giles 2017
A/N 2: Many thanks to [personal profile] il_mio_capitano  for the herculean beta effort! Special thanks to [personal profile] quaggy , who helped flesh out a rampant plot bunny into a story late one evening over chat, and also to foreverbooks for the encouragement and sanity checks.
A/N 3: It is not necessary to read Crossing Lines and In the Moment before hand, but it is recommended as there are references to both in the story.

All of Him: The beeping was incessant and not at all conducive to reducing the massive headache he was enduring. Or the throbbing in his right wrist for that matter. In fact, from what he could tell, most of him was quite sore.

multifandom drabble

Jul. 16th, 2017 07:02 pm
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So [community profile] multifandomdrabble happened, and I want to tell you what I received and what I wrote, but because we're talking drabbles, this turns out to be MANY FICS, so strap in. You may want to take the descriptions with a grain of salt.

Stuff I received (All of it great, I AM SO HAPPY, you should read all of them)
Vulture - Riverdale, Veronica/Cheryl flirting
Arachnoid - Riverdale, Jughead+Cheryl, creepy belongings
Wuthering Heights - Riverdale, Cheryl/various, creepy dead brother!
Infinity - MCU, Gamora/Natasha, foreplay
Negotiated Peace - GotG, Nebula/Gamora, Nebula's Very Complicated Sisterly Feelings
Domestic Arboriculture - GotG, Drax+Groot, what to get for the groot who has nothing
Passing the Torch - Hockey RPF, Fleury/Murray, very sad fucking ;_;
Stir to Combine - Hockey RPF, Dumoulin/Guentzel, kitchen foreplay

Stuff I wrote
no wind, no rain - GotG, Peter's terrible no good very bad day period of unknown duration
ships passing - GotG, Gamora+Nebula, rescue
plant life - GotG, Groot and his planet
out there, down here - GotG, Drax and his planet (drabble series)
feeling our way - GotG, Mantis/Drax, sensitive nipples
a change in the air - Thor movies, Thor/Loki, oviposition for the greater good
surprise - Hockey RPF, Hagelin/Hornqvist, happy morning after

Happy Birthday!

Jul. 16th, 2017 01:52 pm
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Happy birthday to [personal profile] marishna! I hope you have a wonderful day and wish you an even better year to come!
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