Finally

  • Jul. 16th, 2017 at 5:29 PM
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A couple of weeks ago I went to see Wonder Woman. I cried three times during it. The scene of the Amazons defending their island, the scene of Diana crossing the battlefied... I did not expect to be so moved but there I was, crying, because 'I've never seen...' and 'finally' and the entirely unexpected emotional impact of that. I've been brutally honest about my reaction as well every male colleague with whom I've gotten to talking about the movie. Because it needs to be said. And because I hope that it helps them understand. Even if just a little bit.

And then today:




I genuinely cried again. Because finally.

And every single whiney fanboy who starts the argument with 'I'm not sexist but...' can take their male privilege and kindly go fuck themselves.


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New community!

  • Jul. 15th, 2017 at 4:25 PM
I got excited about the new Gravity Falls graphic novel then found out there wasn't a community on DW (that I'm aware of) for the show.
So I made one!

[community profile] themysteryshack is now open for anyone that likes Gravity Falls and wants to post about it somewhere ^^
I'm gonna try organise a friending meme and a rewatch in a bit, but for now I'm just gonna grab a few folks in. I might relocate my fanart friday posts that are GF related to there for the time being to get folks excited about it!

...I'm also considering making a TAZ comm, but I may be stretching myself a little thin there. Maybe a general McElroys comm? That would be cool. There's not a big fanbase lmao but, eh, I can occupy myself. I'm willing to be a one-man posting machine :P
Shield under Phil Coulson’s direction feels like some creepy cult built to lure your ass in with vague implications of “doing good” and “looking after the world”, but in the end it’s just an organization run by a mighty whitey whedon red-shirt that demands absolute loyalty or threat of exploitation when you chose not to help them (basically, it’s just another facet of the US Government.)

I think that becomes much clearer when Daisy simply decides to trust them (because Coulson drugs the undercover Nazi guy with truth serum) and the narrative has her do it without further suspicion of their intentions in episode one, and makes it so that Mike Peterson’s mistrust of organization like SHIELD is wrong because they know better than him and he needs to be saved from himself, never-mind he had legit reasons not to trust them or Daisy (after that point), who put him in their crosshairs.

Then there’s the fact that whenever there’s an organization (like the one Jiaying set up) that isn’t affiliated with Shield (and doesn’t like them), the Whedon Klan does its best to find a way to demonize anyone who a): doesn’t want to work with shield, b): doesn’t trust shield’s intentions.

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Dark Skies 1.01 The Awakening (Re-Capped)

  • Jul. 14th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
I'm re-capping Dark Skies which still remains one of my biggest loves (read: obsessions), using the much better de-interlacing method I discovered about two years ago. So these screencaps are new and much better quality than the old ones.

First up, 1.01 The Awakening:



The usual rules apply – credit, don’t hotlink, don’t ask for zips/rars

Gallery: Home > Dark Skies > 1.01 The Awakening
Bluray caps from Versailles episode 2.03 Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes are up!



The usual rules apply – credit, don’t hotlink, don’t ask for zips/rars

Gallery: Home > Versailles > Season 2 > 2.03 Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes

I’ve added DVD caps from The Sentinel episode 4.01 Sentinel Too, Part 2 to the gallery :)

Gallery: Home > Screencaps > TV Series > The Sentinel > 4.01 Sentinel Too, Part 2

Can you believe big corporations and the politicians who back them have been trying to regulate the internet like television and radio, since, like, 2011 (IIRC)? And with laws that would benefit major corporations (ISP in particular) and put the poor or working class at a major disadvantage, and basically make it impossible to access information if said corps. don't like sites or charge for speed? There are still posts on this blog from my LiveJournal Days back when SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA, were a thing. Like, holy, shit, they just don't stop.

If you haven't already, head over to places like the following:

Dear FCC.org

Battleforthenet.com

And make your voice heard.

Lost Memories Dot Net

  • Jul. 11th, 2017 at 11:41 PM
If you were into fandom in the early 00s and you've not played Lost Memories Dot Net, you should probably give it a look!
You play as a middle-schooler in 2004 who hosts her own blog and makes fanlisting pages for anime characters while chatting to her local and online friends in a very MSN/AOL kind of program. You get to read through her personal dramas from her perspective, and you also get to edit her website as you're waiting on replies.
It's a really good throwback to that kind of era, and if you were a part of it (especially if you were a teenager then) it'll probably give you really strong nostalgic pangs, as well as a lot of empathy for your younger self.
It's absolutely free to play, too! And it's only around an hour long. I liked it a lot.

What football will look like in the future

  • Jul. 9th, 2017 at 9:35 PM
Has anyone else been reading What football will look like in the future?
It is, ostensibly, about american football, but it has a really good narrative about it, and some incredible scifi worldbuilding that's got me so excited about it, and it's engaging me in a way I didn't think it would be able to when I first saw it (considering I don't understand and don't care to understand anything about american football).
I've been on the edge of my seat waiting for updates for it so absolutely check it out if you've got some spare time. I must warn that it does get weird (like, weird) but, go in and take everything literally and expect that most things get explained eventually.

The Hobbit Fic: Reunion

  • Jul. 9th, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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Title:
Reunion
Author: [personal profile] kat_lair / Mistress Kat & [personal profile] pushkin666 
Fandom: The Hobbit
Pairing: Bilbo/Thorin
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,778
Disclaimer: Not ours, only playing

Summary: When his letters go unanswered, Thorin travels to make his apologies in person. This turns out much better than expected.

Author notes: Largely an exercise in a) self-indulgent fluff, and b) getting the voices in preparation for a longer fic. Expect no literary greatness, only teeth-rotting schmoop.

Reunion on DW (our joint fic comm)
Reunion on AO3

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The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy

  • Jul. 7th, 2017 at 8:01 PM

My sister recently got this book for her birthday, and since she hasn't felt up to reading for a while (she's burned out, among other things) she let me borrow it.

Now that I've read it, I must say that I really liked it. It made me really keen on going to a fancon (but things are really different here in Sweden and even though there are fancons here, lack of communications out here where I live, makes it more or less impossible for me to go anywhere fun). Cosplay is out of the question after having my twins.