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Okay I know we always go on about Marvel’s uncanny casting ability. 

But if you thought they were the only ones, let me draw your attention to this man:

Viggo Mortensen, aka Aragorn son of Arathorn, aka Sexiest Ranger in Middle Earth

would hike, often for more than a day, to remote filming locations, in costume, for the sake of authenticity

was the best swordsman Bob Anderson (swordsmaster/instructor for LotR, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc) says he has ever trained

occasionally writes poetry (more book!canon than film!canon but um hello)

does all his own stunts

lived all over and speaks about 23940209384 languages

you know that scene at the end of Fellowship when he’s fighting the Uruk-hai? And one throws a dagger at him and he hits it away with his sword? Yeah, the guy who threw it was supposed to miss, but accidentally threw it directly at Viggo. Who just casually Aragorned and hit it away. 

They actually cast Aragorn to play Aragorn
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so it’s 12:30 in the morning after the longest day of my life but um? is the cw really making a tv show where supergirl is a nazi????

to be clear: this is real

not only supergirl, the flash and green arrow too

holy fucking shit.

AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING.

i’m about to go off my fucking nut. 

i’ve had enough of this obsession with ‘what if this terrible thing in history was even worse’ storytelling that keeps popping up. i’m sick of giving nazis any screen time ever no matter what. 

do you understand the dread, terror and anger that surges through the body of a jewish person (or romani but i dont want to speak for a group of people im apart of) whenever they see a swastika? do you understand that it’s not just a historical symbol or a backwards buddhist one? it’s a symbol of hatred and evil. it gets spraypainted on our synagogues and tombstones. it gets carved on our doors (i dont have a link to this because it literally happened to my friend and their facebook is private). it gets shoved down our throat and is a constant reminder that we are not safe, that we are hated, and that ‘never forget’ just means ‘give it time’.

i dont want to see a fucking image of route 66 with swastika flags. i dont want to see supergirl be a nazi. i dont want to see captain america be a hydra agent. you know why? because i’m sick of characters that stand for justice and goodness being aligned with an evil, elitist philosophy. i’m sick of the underhandedness of it all, of introducing nazis back into the mainstream, this time as the heroes of our stories. nazis are not heroes. nazis tortured my grandparents and murdered a majority of my extended family.

but mostly, i’m so fucking sick of these edgelord asshole fanboys taking characters created by jews and influenced by jews and them being turned into nazi symbols. kara zor-el is essentially a jewish character (if kal-el is synonymous with moses then i’d argue that kara is the miriam of the story). joe kirby had steve rogers punch hitler in the face for a goddamn fucking reason. 

in conclusion: i am tired of seeing swastikas everywhere. i am sick of gross goyim using jewish and jewish-coded characters for their own twisted stories. i am sick of you giving nazis a voice. you need to fucking stop.

marvel: we made captain america a nazi

dc: HOLD MY BEER

🙎🏽🤦🏽‍♀️😒🙄

They really think they are being cool and innovative. This is not cool. It is as far from cool as humanly possible.
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Gratitudes

Jul. 27th, 2017 05:51 pm
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1. Friends who love me even when I'm having a terrible day.

2. The "New Beginnings" playlist that [personal profile] heresluck made for me last year, to which I am listening even now.

3. Setting a pretty Shabbat table for tomorrow night.

4. The many excellent things that have been recommended to me in the last 24 hours! I devoured The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (a truly lovely novella) last night, and am now beginning to read Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman, which, um, yeah.

5. I'm gonna pour myself a glass of pink wine, because it's wine o'clock, y'all.

Poetry Meme

Jul. 27th, 2017 10:27 pm
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I don't seem to have been writing much lately, so I did what I usually do in these circumstances: the poetry meme!

1: Pick five fandoms. List them in alphabetical order.

2: Visit this site to find your first RANDOM POEM OF POWER. Write down the 5th line (yes, even if it's an E.E. Cummings poem and you wind up with an apostrophe). Repeat five times and - you guessed it - list 'em in alphabetical order! (No cheating, mind! This is a challenge and it's always been about creativity.)

3: I think you can see where this is going. Write a very quick 50-word half-drabble for each fandom (try to do it all in one sitting - make your brain explode!), using the line from the poem as a prompt. You don't have to include it in the half-drabble - it's just inspiration.

4: Bravo! Have a cookie.


*noms virtual cookie*

(These are all only 50 words, so I don't think they're really spoilery unless you know stuff already, they're just probably incomprehensible, but possibly for DW S10, Ripper Street S5 and Spooks S10. Ish. I did cheat, because I didn't want a comma, but at least I managed alphabetical order, and my brain also did not explode.)

Results under here: B7, Department S, Doctor Who, Ripper Street, Spooks )

Fic: Lie of Omission (Lucifer TV, PG)

Jul. 27th, 2017 09:58 pm
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Title: Lie of Omission
Author: [personal profile] xwingace/[livejournal.com profile] xwingace
Summary: Post 2x18. Lucifer keeps his promises. Even if it does take him six weeks to do so.
Fandoms: Lucifer(TV)
Word count: ~6200
Rating/Contents: PG. No warnings apply.
Notes Sequel to Speak a Lie to Tell the Truth. Big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] moonbeamsfanfic for the beta and pushing to make this story better.

--
This was Lucifer being Lucifer again… keeping information to himself and then revealing it at the worst possible moment. They were going to talk this through. Now. Or at least when she got the paperwork done. )

XWA

favorite AO3 tools

Jul. 27th, 2017 08:54 am
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Userscripts:

I use these with Greasemonkey in Firefox, but other browsers have their own monkey-based extensions for userscripts.

AO3 Kudos/Hits Ratio — Min's script does the math for you so you can see how popular a work is with its readers. Shown as a percentage, the ratio is useful as long as you're aware of its shortcomings. For instance, chaptered wips are always going to have a really low kudos/hit ratio just because a reader can only leave kudos once but usually visits a story multiple times, driving up the hit count. And of course it doesn't take comments into account.

Incomplete Work Script — Makes it more obvious a work is in progress by greying out the text and changing the transparency of the blurb. Works on index pages as well as on the work itself. Never again Rarely get to the end of a story and experience that sinking realization that it's not finished! This is by Flamebyrd, who makes a lot of the tools I use.

Download Buttons — Want to download a lot of stuff in a hurry? tuff_ghost's script adds a download button to each work on an index page. So go ahead and download the top ten coffee shop AUs without ever leaving the page. Works on series pages, too.

Floaty Review Box, Chapter Shortcut & Kudos Sortable Bookmarks — ravenel's script does lots of good things. The floaty review box makes commenting easier, just highlight favorite lines, hit "insert" and the magic box copies them to the comment box for later. The last chapter shortcut is helpful if a wip has just been updated and you want to skip straight to the latest chapter. And, as if that weren't enough, it also lets you sort your bookmarks by kudos. If you can, check out the Tumblr post for a gif-based tutorial. If you can't, get the userscript directly from pastebin.


Other Helpful Tools:

Hide Empty Paragraphs — A bookmarklet that removes extra blank lines from some AO3 works. This is also from Flamebyrd; check out their site for more cool stuff: Flamebyrd's AO3 Bookmarklets and Scripts.

Filter Me, AO3 — You simply cannot with the AO3's complicated filtering system? This tumblr will filter shit for you. Just send them an ask and they'll post a link curated to your exact preferences, probably. Terms and conditions may apply.

AO3 Series Downloader — This baby by stillwinds requires Java and as such is not my thing, but if you're interested in messing around with command lines, it will download an entire series into a single epub file for you. Or, if you use Chrome, there's a browser extension.

And, finally, the AO3 has its own list of Unofficial Browser Tools, and most of these are on it, but there's lots of stuff I didn't mention, so go dig around if you're looking for tools to help you post to the archive from Gdocs, or tools to help you manage challenges you're running, or tools to filter out unwanted content. And if you know of something that's not on the list, send support a tip.

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Ships.

Jul. 27th, 2017 07:48 am
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I wanted to make a post about my ships, because ... I felt like it? I have a lot of fandoms, so here I'm just going to talk about my sci-fi ones (Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars).

Read more... )
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The cat woke me up at 5AM for food. If he had waited an hour I would have been up anyway. But it's hard to stay mad at him when he has that cute face.

Anyway, I either want to go like full on alien with my makeup and try some iridescent lipsticks and lavender or silver highlighters or go for a more natural look with less eyeliner and maybe a tinted sunscreen instead of full coverage foundation.

I guess I could try both and see what I like more. And I could always do a different look depending on the day. I just want to experiment, I guess.

And one of these days I'm absolutely going to wear a crop top! I just need to work up the confidence.

Also, I reorganized my manga bookshelf last night. It's all in alphabetical order now, except CLAMP, who get their own section, because they have so many works.

I can't wait for the new Sailor Moon editions to come out! They're going to have shimmery covers and, importantly, a revised translation!

Now if only Udon would give us news about the Rose of Versailles ....

Trip planning!

Jul. 27th, 2017 10:40 am
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In less than a week(!!!) I'm catching a flight to London for the beginning of the Epic Wedding and Convention Tour TM, so I feel like it's time to note dates and maybe plan any meet-ups that might be possible. Thus, itinerary!

1 August - Flight to London leaves at just before midnight. Hopefully.
2 August - Flight arrives in London.
2 to 3 August - At parent's house, wedding prep.
4 to 5 August - MY SISTER HAS TWO WEDDINGS OMG.
6 August - Fly to Helsinki.
7 to 8 August - Sightseeing in Helsinki.
9 to 13 August - Worldcon in Helsinki.
14 August - Fly back to London.
15 August - SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP
16 August - Day trip to Cardiff for Doctor Who exhibition.
17 to 20 August - Pottering around my parents house/home town.
21 August - Fly back to Canada.

I'm currently noodling around a trip into London for books and cake-eating on August 18 (Friday). If anyone is free to meet up for lunch/cake/drinks/supper, let me know and we'll arrange it :-) I usually hit up Foyles for a few hours because I'm a nerd, so I'll be pretty centralish.

And anyone going to Helsinki Worldcon should raise their hands so we can figure out meeting for coffee or panels or whatever.

This trip is going to be EPIC.

Update Before Appointment

Jul. 27th, 2017 12:44 pm
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Seeing my psychologist at half one, even though I can't seem to talk without coughing painfully. Not fun, guys, not gonna lie. I think it might be contributing to my overall low moods, if I'm being honest about it. Which means I make stupid posts because I cannot word properly. It's a big issue for me - the higher my anxiety, the harder it is for me to come up with the right words. It's like my brain freezes. Not the best thing for a writer.

Ended up rewatching the new series of The Worst Witch, and ah it's just so cute. Having some frowny moments over people on tumblr assuming it's a cheap Harry Potter knockoff. The book is 23 years older, and the first tv show came out in 98. Not to mention there's a lot of other stories in the magical school genre that could have influenced both, or either, or neither. It does happen.

Besides which, Cackles Academy has Miss Hardbroom, the most boss witch that ever taught. ...Yes, I have my bias!

(Side note to self - get your Mildred custom stompy boots already!)

Also Lyanna Mormont is Mildred Hubble.

Still, I need more media like that; light hearted and cute. Maybe I'll watch Little Witch Academia again...

Got to go for my appointment now. Hopefully all goes well.

The Blood is the Life for 27-07-2017

Jul. 27th, 2017 11:00 am
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bruce wayne answering “yes” completely honestly, non-jokingly, with a deadpan voice when the media ask him in jest if he’s batman is a mood

#and then years down the line they find out he’s batman and bruce is just like ‘i mean i never denied it’     

#bruce not caring enough to hide his identity has been such a staple for batman comics but even the writers don’t realize they’re doing it

#there was this early 70s comics about a killer sending his victims batman costumes and killing them while they had them on

#so the police started suspecting one of the victims might be the real batman

#but inevitably bruce wayne gets a suit so commissioner gordon asks him if he could think of a reason the killer targeted him          

 #and bruce just replies ‘no but the design is awful it’s nothing like the original downstairs’      

 #while alfred is just looking straight into the panel’s camera resigned                                                            
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Help me turn away from the awful?

Jul. 26th, 2017 04:58 pm
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Ugh, y'all, I am having one of those days where just keeping my eyes open and witnessing the awfulness of my nation's government is making me feel bleak and wrung-out and helpless. And I keep opening FB and Twitter in adjacent tabs, and then after reading for a while realizing that reading them is not actually helping anyone or anything (me included) and closing them, and then a few minutes later opening them again without even thinking about it, which says something about my social media habits that I do not like. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

I miss having a sense of active involvement in fandom. I have a few hours ahead of me with no kid to mind, and I obviously need to stop poking at social media (it's the emotional-intellectual equivalent of just eating endless bags of potato chips -- hours go by and then I feel sick to my stomach), and I know that once upon a time I would have seized on this time as an opportunity to make something for y'all, and I miss that. But I'm not embedded in any particular universes right now, and I feel tapped-out and devoid of ideas.

Read any good books lately, especially fiction or nonfiction that left you feeling lifted-up instead of dragged-down?

For those of you who are actively fannish, what are the things that are bringing you joy?

And then water fell from the sky

Jul. 26th, 2017 09:22 pm
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You know that feeling when you get soaked on your way into work and then when you put your anorak back on at lunch time it's still wet?

That. It has been that kind of day. Soggy anoraks, exporting data, zipping up enormous files, copying enormous files to various locations where the automatic replication process can do it's thing tonight... I've achieved a lot but it has been very unexciting.

Tomorrow brings more of the same but if the elder gods of the lurgy are kind I might get to spend the evening pretending to be some kind of competent fighter type helping to rescue kidnapped personalities from some very unpleasant people in a transhuman future. Which certainly beats waiting for file copies to finish :)

Francesca, by Ezra Pound

Jul. 26th, 2017 11:36 am
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Francesca

You came in out of the night
And there were flowers in your hand,
Now you will come out of a confusion of people,
Out of a turmoil of speech about you.

I who have seen you amid the primal things
Was angry when they spoke your name
In ordinary places.
I would that the cool waves might flow over my mind,
And that the world should dry as a dead leaf,
Or as a dandelion seed-pod and be swept away,
So that I might find you again,
Alone.



angry when they spoke your name )

exciting news!

Jul. 26th, 2017 11:03 am
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The Adventure Zone is doing a live show in a city an hour away from me in December! My friend sent me money so I can buy a ticket when they go on sale this Friday. I'm so grateful and excited.

Less exciting is, of course, the US political news today. As a trans person I'm just kind of. Trying to focus on the positive things in my life right now so that I don't get overwhelmed with the negative feelings. Obviously there's a lot of work to do. A lot of fighting to do. But right now I need to enjoy some good things while I try and get a grip on all this.

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