MCU/Marvel comics Unpopular Opinions

Jul. 4th, 2015 06:56 pm
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As requested by [personal profile] mrstotten (sorry for the delay), my Unpopular Opinions on Marvel Cinematic Universe and/or Marvel comics-verse (I went with “and”, since my movie-verse and comics-verse thoughts are often entwined):

1. To keep up with the trend, like other muscular guys warrior types, I find Thor kind of boring. Which is hilarious because I *adore* everyone else: Loki, of course, Frigga, Sif, Jane, Darcy, mad Selvig. Even Odin with his A+ parenting is more interesting than Thor.

2. I have a pet peeve about MCU ladies and their hair.
more about it )

3. Until AOU I was actually excited about Captain America: Civil War and I had high expectations for the movie. In fact, I really loved that story-line in the comics. Actually, it was probably what really got me into Marvel comics. I mean, I had read some juicy X-Men stuff before, and some Fantastic Four and Spider-Man too, but I discovered my deep, deep passion for the Avengers and all Avengers-related things in 2008 with Civil War.
Except, then AOU kind of dimmed my enthusiasm.
I thought Marvel could do no wrong (well, they could do boring but not outright wrong) but I had problems with the characterization of a lot of characters in AOU and got kind of burned and now I don't know anymore what to expect from CA3. I know the Russos are at the helm but I had such faith in Whedon too and look where it got me... (LOL, on the other hand I couldn't care less about Ant-Man before and I still don't now...)

4. I liked Thor TDW. here's why )

5. I'm getting kind of tired of movie!Tony. The fact that he has an humorous quip always ready is fun but only at the beginning. I much prefer his comics counterpart, who is more serious and tragic: an ex-alcoholic, dealing with his survivor guilt and his insistence to deal with problems the hard way because he is convinced he knows best. I'm also really irked by the fact that, of all the Marvel multiverse, movie!Tony seems to be the only one who didn't immediately strike a fast friendship with Cap, going instead for a relationship of apparently mutual disdain. Which means that their subsequent developing friendship seemed kind of forced to me. (Though, even if I'm disappointed by the lack of Steve/Tony shipping opportunities in the MCU, luckily enough I can console myself with all the Steve/Bucky ones. *g*)
Also, I'm still kind of disappointed by the rendition of Extremis in IM3. I get that MCU!Tony has JARVIS so a comics-style Extremis would have been kind of superfluous but did we really need that fire-breathing thing?!? I think not.
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Rich Clune calls out Twitter chirper... literally

Rich Clune’s story is also one of addiction and mental health awareness. The unrestricted forward has been sober for five years now and wears it like a badge of honor. And he’s gone to great lengths to keep it that way.

In the 2012-13 season with Nashville he got elbowed in the face and hurt his jaw. Instead of taking painkillers he took ibuprofen because was important for him to not trigger any addictive thoughts in his head.

“I had this nasty cut that wouldn’t heal and essentially my skin was just like pulling away from my jawbone,” he said.

Clune believes that life is about decisions. You either decide to make your existence better, or you don’t.

“Everyone has their own cross to bear and I think it’s OK to ask for help but ultimately you’re in charge of your own reality,” he said.

Clune has a lot of thoughts and many interests. He’s a hockey fighter along the lines of the current-day skilled enforcer. But he’s a deep thinker.

Ask about hockey culture and he brings up sociology studies.

Clune is currently living in Los Angeles. He’s working out, reading, writing and taking acting classes. He’s also trying to find that next contract. In spite of his role as a fighter, he can play.

As he likes to point out – he was once an NHL third-round draft pick. 

We talked with Clune about his life in hockey and what he thinks about hockey, sobriety and how the two can be difficult to intertwine.

Q: You recently wrote a piece about your battles with addiction. Why? What’s your message to players who want to get sober? 

Clune: I wanted it to be that … the biggest message was that I wasn’t passing blame on … I just think that people need to be responsible for their actions, whether they’re … I think the biggest takeaway is that people need to make the choice to change their life. They can’t sit around and blame their job or anything other than the fact they make decisions and they have to live with them, whether it’s they’re an alcoholic or anything. Everyone has their own cross to bear and I think it’s OK to ask for help, but ultimately you’re in charge of your own reality and I just didn’t want people to think that I’m blaming hockey for any of my (freaking) challenges. I could have done anything. Whether I would have … people would ask, ‘Well because you’re a hockey player you moved away from home and this is why you suffered from all this (crap)?’ I’m like, ‘No, it would have happened anywhere I went.’

My mind would have justified anything. If I went to a school to be a dentist, a lawyer or a doctor … it probably would have happened either way. I would have cracked under the pressure and self-medicated and all the reasons I did what I did would have come out anyway. It would have had nothing to do with ‘I’m a hockey player and I moved away from home and I started fighting when I turned pro.’ That stuff is all irrelevant. In my situation that would have probably been no different.

Anything I would have chose to do, the whole point of it is that I had to get out of my own way and that’s the biggest message of that story is that if you have challenges, you’re in your own way. You have to get out of your own way. It’s OK to ask for help, but it’s not OK to sit around and feel sorry for yourself and just living your disease and your addiction and make excuses and blame other people and that’s what my message is to people for the most part.

You mentioned the difficult nature of the Canadian Major Junior. What’s wrong with it? Do there need to be changes?

Well, I mean there are players that do go to these teams that don’t drink.

I’ve played with a lot of guys who stayed on the straight and narrow …

I think it’s just the nature of the way it’s set up. You move away from home at a tender age for the most part. You’re 15, 16, 17 and then you’re famous in the town you play in and it’s just … you play with guys who are 18,19, 20 – they can legally drink in Canada.

But at the same time too, it’s just ... it’s just a (freaking) … it’s tough to adapt at that age. But some people, there’s a few guys every year on teams that just seem like they don’t deal with it well and I was one of them. But like, I say this to people all the time, as a society, every group of people has these issues. You can just, it’s just the way the world is. You get a bunch of men who are a different breed and it’s just … I don’t need to point that out. It’s sociology, it’s the study of sociology. There’s a lot of factors that go into it. I’m not an expert on it. I can’t tell you, I just think that kids are really young and it’s just … that’s just tough to adapt at a young age.

You’re in acting classes and involved in other outside interests. Is the NHL or hockey an open place for players with desires outside of sports? Or does that get shunned?

It’s very hard to be good at something if you don’t put the hours in and not only the physical hours but the visualization and just constantly…

It’s hard enough to become a professional in one area of your life. There are a few guys that never (freaking) work out and they don’t have to train at it and they’re NHL players because they have that ‘god given’ talent. But for the most part people don’t get to become a professional at something for no reason.

I have interests outside of hockey that a lot of hockey players find kind of obscure and it’s maybe not common, but at the same time too, the only person that I would ever have to blame for not cultivating my interests for a little bit is myself because I could have done a lot of those things.

It was a full-time (freaking) job for me to be a (freaking) alcoholic and drug addict. It took up all my goddam time. People used to say, ‘Hey your partying and your drinking is getting in the way of hockey.’ And me being a smartass would say, ‘No it’s not, my hockey is getting in the way of my (freaking) partying.’ I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘Yeah, the guys are going to make fun of an individual for wanting to explore other interests.’ But at the same time too, it’s very hard to become a very highly successful professional in anything if you don’t put the hours into it.

If you don’t take your work home with you, you have to. It has to become your life. Hockey became my life at a young age and I don’t feel bad about that, but at the same time, whatever, the guys all want to be on the same page so some guys might think that because a guy had an acting class on a Tuesday night he’s not thinking about the big game on Wednesday.

Whereas, I just think that’s dumb but it’s just … it’s competitive. Guys want to win and they want to make sure their teammates are bought in and I get that. And I have that too. I have that mentality too, I want my teammates focused and thinking about the task at hand, but at the same time I think it’s healthy to have other interests outside of the game. It’s definitely healthy and guys, the thing is most guys like to play golf and fish and do things like that… 

Athletic, ‘guy’ type things?

Yeah, guys are athletic, they always like to be around sports, it’s just when you meet a guy and, ‘Hey, maybe his interests don’t really match up with the norm.’ I just think that, at the same time too I have to be … when you really look into it, when you really get into it guys will always say, ‘I’ve been interested in that too, I just never had the confidence to try it. People always call me to do things during the week. I do my training in the morning for a few hours and I’ll relax in the afternoon whether I’ll nap or relax and then for the most part at night I’ll do other things, I’ll go to acting class I sit down and I write with my brothers, I read – I read scripts. I’m in scene study classes, involved in shooting a short film at the moment. I just never had time to pursue all this because once hockey was done I was so engulfed in my addiction. When I kicked everything, I was in recovery so much. I was going to meetings every night.

I went through a whole summer of treatment and it just took me a while to wrap my head around that. And now five years later I have a good grasp on what I need to do to remain healthy and sober and I also now have a lot more energy and my mind is clear and I now have a lot more time. I don’t waste time, that’s one thing if you ever hang around me, I do not waste a minute. And for me if I do give myself that 45 minutes to an hour to relax in the afternoon, that’s for a reason because once that 45 minutes to an hour is up now I’m back to doing whatever I’m doing.

That’s my one pet peeve is, I want people to live their own lives, but I’m a big believer in not wasting time and you can get a lot done in a day if you really want to.

Colorado Avalanche center Brad Malone (42) fights with Nashville Predators left wing Rich Clune (16) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

None of your teammates ever gave you a problem for being sober?

That’s the honest truth. I’m not covering for anybody. I think the reason is because people I saw I was taking it serious, because there was a time in my life where I made promises to guys and I made promises to teammates and I told everybody, ‘I’m going to change’ and ‘I’m going to get sober’ and ‘You’ll see’ and there were so many times it was like the boy who cried wolf. Guys were like, ‘All right, I’ve heard you say this a million times. You’re a joke.’ And they had no choice but to not take me seriously because I didn’t take myself serious.’ 

The eyes don’t lie on a human. People could see in my eyes I wanted to make a change. I was doing the work. People had no choice but to respect it. I’ve had the odd guy who didn’t know … they couldn’t figure it out and were like, ‘Why aren’t you drinking?’ that could happen but did anyone ever say, ‘You’re a loser?’ It was like people were ‘OK, good for you. ‘ Mike Fisher was like a huge role model to me. Playing with him in Nashville was great.

He’s a very devout Christian and he lives his life the way he wants to live it. He was … some people may question the way he lived his life and the way he made decisions but he walks the walk and he doesn’t apologize for it. And I respect him so much and he was very accepting of me when I came in and I live my life the way I want to live it and I’m not going to apologize. I just respect people who stand for something.

I like people who, it doesn’t matter what a person does. In any walk of life in any type of profession, man, woman, whatever it doesn’t matter I gravitate people who stand for something and not march to the beat of their own drum, but sincere people who are the same person all the time. And there’s a lot of hockey players like that and I’ve met a lot of good guys I’ve looked up to over the years. 

How difficult is it to have an open relationship with a coach to let them know what’s going on in your head? You opened up about this in regards to your time with Barry Trotz in Nashville.

It was no secret when Nashville claimed me on waivers from LA (in 2013). (Former Kings assistant GM) Ron Hextall had kind of given David Poile my background and vouched for me and basically said, ‘This kid has his life in order, you don’t have to worry about that.’ So (former Nashville coach Barry Trotz) kind of had the heads up when I joined the team and Trotzy and I met before I started playing and he asked me a little bit about myself. He told me a little bit about himself and just kind of laid everything on the table. He said, ‘I coached Jordin Tootoo for a bit and I saw what he went through and I was really proud of him when he got sober and I was a very big supporter in that.’ So Trotzy sort of knew the deal. I didn’t have a shattered jaw. I had a bit of a fracture in a bone in my mouth.

I had this nasty cut that wouldn’t heal and essentially my skin was just like pulling away from my jawbone. They had to keep it protected with the visor and it just hurt man. It just hurt constantly for over a month. I took ibuprofen and that would not do much actually. The biggest thing was in my sleep I would wake up and it (freaking) hurt, or I would go to eat and there’d be food caught in there. A bunch of it got infected at one point and it was just nasty.

I wasn’t really into painkillers in my addiction. I dabbled in it, but immediately, this sort of part of my brain that probably has that trait associated with it. It was like, ‘Yeah, why don’t you just get zonked out on painkillers constantly to numb the pain, that would probably help.’ And it probably would have but I just knew I had come so far and I knew that if I put a substance like that in my body constantly, I don’t know what that would do. How will I react when the cut heals and the pain is done? Am I going to continue to take them? It could have led me back into drinking or doing other drugs and I just had come so far and learned a lot about myself. I knew that the pain wasn’t to the point where I wasn’t going to live.

It wasn’t going to kill me. So I had to figure a way of how to tough it out and the whole thing with the jaw visor. I was like, ‘Yeah I can’t fight’ and I was really stressed. I had only been on the team 3-4 weeks. And I was just playing everything out in my head. I was like, ‘(ugh), these guys are probably going to send me back down to the minors just because I had that kind of reputation coming in that I was brought in to provide energy and toughness. I know I can play without fighting. It’s just a matter of fact the team recognizing that. Trotzy saw that in me. I kept begging the trainers to take the visor off.

I was freaking out and telling them, ‘They’re going to send me down.’ Trotzy didn’t baby me, he just said man-to-man ‘I like the way you skate, use your speed get in on the forecheck. Play hockey. Play hockey … don’t you want to just play hockey?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, obviously.’ I mean I love getting into fights when it happens organically and like, something where there’s emotions involved. I’ve never been a fan of just going out there and teeing off at the other team’s fighter.

That’s good if it happens organically but just to go out and do it and then you go back to the bench and sit there for the rest of the game? No I mean, I’ve never liked that. It sucks, it’s stupid. Trotzy was cool about it. He was like ‘I’m going to give you a chance to play’ and that’s when I started to put a few points on the board. My minutes started to go up and it was really good for me. It was good for me to see and regain that confidence in myself.

NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 25: Rich Clune #16 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Dallas Stars at the Bridgestone Arena on February 25, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Is it easy or hard to confide in a coach?

Yeah, at the same time too, Trotzy could have just healthy scratched me until I got healthy. If he didn’t think I wasn’t capable of it, he wouldn’t have done it. This isn’t a charity case. I think if I couldn’t keep up and I was literally only there to fight I wouldn’t have played. I think the whole point was he noticed I was good enough and all I needed was that little boost of confidence to spur me on my way. I have trust issues with a lot of people, man, I have major trust issues. And when he kind of did that, it allowed me to trust him. It allowed me to play. I have a lot of trust issues inside of hockey and outside of hockey. Not every coach is going to be like that and I’ve had coaches that aren’t like that. But at the end of the day, does that make them a bad guy? Not necessarily. Everyone has their own style. It is what it is.

Seems like at the age of 27 you’ve got the hockey culture figured out? But it took a while.

It’s like anything in life. The more time you’re around it the more you learn and when you’re young you think you know everything and as you get older you realize you don’t know that much, so um, yeah I’ve enjoyed my hockey career. I train hard and I want to keep playing and I love to play. I love the sport of hockey. It’s been my life up until now and I don’t apologize for that. I don’t apologize when people say, ‘What do you do?’ and I say, ‘I’m a hockey player’ but at the same time too I’m a lot of other things, and I take pride in that as well.

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Josh Cooper is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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Happy Fourth of July

Jul. 4th, 2015 04:29 pm
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Posted by John Scalzi

For the Americans: Enjoy yourself, keep your pets from freaking out and try to get through the day with all or at least most of your fingers still on your body.

Everyone else: Uh, we Americans are gonna mostly be drunk and setting off fireworks for much of the day. You maybe want to stay out of our way until tomorrow. Thanks.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jul. 4th, 2015 11:45 am
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Hey, EED community!

Here is your daily exercise check-in post! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Enjoy the day and have fun!

FIC: Two Steps Forward

Jul. 4th, 2015 12:26 pm
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So, uh, a bit has happened since my last entry. The Hawks won the Stanley Cup, I officially graduated from my PhD program, and I moved from California to New York.

Yowza.

Things are - good. I'm settling in okay, and so are the kitties. The first couple of days there was a lot of hiding under the claw-foot tub or in the closet (the boys) and bursting into random tears while trying to pick out curtains in Target (me). I think I was unprepared for how hard I was going to grieve for my life in California. But things are better now. They will be even better when my shit shows up, which it has not done yet. It was supposed to show up end of this week, but I think the July 4th holiday kind of threw a monkey wrench into things.

I love my neighborhood. It is a very nice part of Brooklyn, and everything I could want is within a five-minute radius, it seems like. The apartment is interesting, but the three twenty-two year old roommates are nice and like the cats, and I really like my room.

The fifty-three stairs up to my apartment are an adjustment. I keep telling myself that I will have great glutes and quads. Between those stairs and the stair climbing I do during my commute, I kind of constantly feel like I've been doing hardcore squats at the gym, but I guess that isn't the worst thing in the world.

And now, have some fic!

Title: Two Steps Forward
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating/Pairing: PG13, Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Word Count: 5600
Summary: Patrick was man enough to admit (after more angst than he cared to remember) that he loved Jonny - loved him in a Julia Roberts romcom kind of way, even. And he knew, because he had sisters who had seen to his emotional education, that that meant that Jonny hurting was going to hurt him, too. But he’d been totally blindsided by how much watching Jonny in pain freaked him the fuck out.
Author's Notes: This is pretty id-ficcy, I will just say that upfront. I started writing it during the move as a way of making myself feel better - and lo! It kind of worked.

Disclaimer: My only experience with migraines is with the garden variety, non-head-injury-related ones, and even with those I am hardly an expert. YMMV.

Thanks to Merveilleux for beta reading!

Two Steps Forward

Finding my Place

Jul. 4th, 2015 04:00 pm
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Posted by Freiya

Someone wrote…

I’m genderfluid, moving from being neutrois almost all of the time, to every now and then male/female. There’s no pattern to the changes. No rhyme or reason to my gender expression. My sexual orientation is difficult to explain without saying pansexual (which I’m not).

I haven’t met anyone like myself before, and so many people on the net seem so much more ‘stable’ in their fluidity than me. Trying to find my place amongst the binary, non-binary, or sometimes in the LGBTQ community, seems so hard. I just don’t fit in a category. And if I every did, I wouldn’t be in it for very long.

I can’t be alone in this, can I?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Hot, hot, hot

Jul. 4th, 2015 06:20 pm
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38 degrees Celsius outside today. Wow. That, like, never happens in these regions of Germany.

I am so glad we moved to the house in spring. Being able to lie in the shade in my own garden is so much better than sweating in the apartment under the roof for the last five summers. I also did some gardening and grocery shopping, but mostly today was just relaxing and trying to enjoy the sun.

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Jul. 4th, 2015 09:11 am
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*bweeeeeeeeeeeee* I JUST FOUND OUT that when the "Wolverine" comic relaunches in October (Marvel loves to reboot things all the time), it's going to be starring Logan's female clone Laura! *bounces* I LOVE LAURA OKAY, from what little I've read of her, and also LADY WOLVERIIIIIIIIIIIINE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :D

Since I have money, I'm going to find a local comic book shop and put "All-New Wolverine" on a pull list for goddamn sure. (This has the effect of sort of pre-ordering the comic and letting Marvel know there's interest.) BWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :D *continues to bounce*
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Title: That thing that happened that one time
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Fandom: Rivers of London
Characters: Thomas Nightingale, Molly, Harold Postmartin
Rating: T
Summary: Soon after he moved into the Folly, Peter discovered two rather confusing paintings in the coach house. This is the story of how they came to be. But shhhh... don't tell anyone.

Length: 6:41min
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Pain, pain, go away

Jul. 4th, 2015 10:48 am
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The first three days back at work went better than I feared but worse than I hoped, recovery-wise. (Work is fine. I picked a great week to come back.) I did okay in the mornings, but my abdomen started hurting by noon, so I ended up taking three halves of a pain pill each day to cover afternoon, evening, and night.

This would be so much easier if I could take ibuprofen or Aleve right now. Instead, I have to wait until the pain gets bad enough that I feel justified in using my dwindling Percocet stash on it. Tylenol by itself is a waste of time; frankly, I'm not even sure why that alleged painkiller exists.

I see my gyn late next week for another follow up, so maybe he'll give me something. I don't think he wants to, and honestly I don't want more--I'd much rather not be hurting. Maybe Tramadol? Something to step down with? Or maybe I can tough it out until I see the kidney doc in two weeks and with any luck get permission to take NSAIDs again.

*

Apparently there's now a trailer for the new "adult" Muppet show coming out this fall.

I like the idea of a new show, but actually hearing Kermit say, "She turned my life into a bacon-wrapped hell on earth" is just bizarre. I always think of the Muppets as completely G-rated.

Speaking of which, I fell down a Muppet-shaped hole in the internet and discovered that these days, Oscar the Grouch occasionally pops out of recycling bins. The times, they are a changin'.

Photoshoot August 2006 4/4

Jul. 4th, 2015 05:48 pm
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The last photos from a shoot by Tina Korhonen 26 August 2006.

Teaser:
MCR

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I'm in Jasper for the weekend, since my grandmother's birthday party is a bunch of her female relatives hanging out at a ridiculously swanky private cabin.

Gran is a relatively toxic person, being hypercritical and hypoempathetic, and 90; she's spending a lot of time talking over the past with her sister and sister-in-law and it's an important weekend for Mom because she's learning a lot about what made her mom like this and hearing stories she's never heard before. I'm just trying to enjoy the setting and let the comments about Kids These Days With Their Texting and Not Having Domestic Skills pass over me and pretending not to hear the racism and anti-Semitism.

Aunt Karen, the rolemodel with her own horse farm, is fun and less/non-toxic who thinks the SCA and mounted combat sounds awesome so I'm trying to get her to go into the town later today with me; and late last night a cousin my age (who introduced me to Tamora Pierce when I was 10 and she was 14) came in and she seems pretty cool and grounded.

But right now I'm in the bedroom missing out on LittleOldLadyCon and considering going back to sleep until Mom gets back from her massage.
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I missed this one! Back in May, AL decided to strike back against the circuit court ruling that required them to allow same-sex marriages: Alabama Senate Approves Bill to Abolish Marriage Licensing

They want to replace the license with a contract. Full text of bill (PDF). Instead of "get a license from the county; now you have 30 days to get yourselves married," you would bring in a marriage contract, to be recorded by the county.

This serves two purposes:
1) Those poor, beleaguered county clerks won't have to issue licenses full of nasty gay cooties;
2) Couples who want a "covenant marriage" can contract for one, bypassing the need to make laws allowing for them. (I have my doubts that that'd hold up in court, but they can certainly try.) Or they can add other contract terms of their choice, attempting to undo a couple centuries' of women's rights. (Again, doubts that it'd hold up. But I bet that's the unspoken agenda going on here.)

Unintended purposes:
Like the MI law, this one fails to specify the number of participants to the contract.

(ETA: it's dead. But it was fun to think about. Definitely gonna look for more "we'll get rid of ALL marriages!!!" reactions.)

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Jul. 4th, 2015 08:26 am
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Kaki på Böda Sand

Jul. 4th, 2015 01:53 pm
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Posted by Katti

incheckningskö till Böda Sands Camping

Varmt, 29 grader i skuggan i ett par dagar nu. Incheckningskön in till Böda Sands Camping är lång idag. Alla vill skynda sig till stranden och slänga sig i vattnet för att förhoppningsvis kyla ner sig lite. Det är också väldigt varmt i Kaki´s lilla Pop-Up Shop, man är inte så sugen på att sticka något när stickorna klibbar fast i händerna precis.

Man kan nog säga att högsäsongen har startat på Öland nu och att det kommer vara trångt till brödkassan på morgonen, alla ska fixa fikat till stranden samtidigt. Alla blir sugen på glass samtidigt och man måste ju köpa grilltillbehören till kvällsmaten samtidigt. Kö är något man får vänja sig vid i 5 veckor framåt.

Det är första gången Kaki finns med försäljning av Garn-Kit på Böda Sands Camping. Jag är ändå född och uppvuxen här på norra Öland så jag känner väl till campingen men vilka arrangemang det bjuds på här. De som bor på campingen måste få mycket valuta för pengarna. På bara den dryga veckan jag har haft öppet i lilla butiken så har jag varit med om Hälsovecka med Yoga och dansträning med Lets dance-Tobias. Körvecka med Böda Sands-kören Sean Kelly och Shirley Clamp som avslutning. Igår var det Böda Sandsloppet med Högby If som arrangör. Och nu pågår tydligen beachfotbollsturnering på stranden. Puh, hur ska jag hinna med all?

Hinner med att sticka lite disktrasor i Mandarin Petit i en jättefin puderrosa färg (3511), 2 nystan á 50gr går det åt. Rundstickor 40cm 4,5. Kolla in den nya Mönstertidningen Tema 44. Där hittar du 20 olika disktrasor, handdukar m.m. i Mandarin Petit och Mandarin Medi. Nu stänger jag snart för kvällen och då ska jag ta mig ett dopp i Kalmar Sund!

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Madam quinnhelix and Zoe Freshcut! (she/her and ze/hir, respectively)

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A Tale of Two Toms

Jul. 4th, 2015 12:36 pm
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The title of this post would suggest something about Meglos and 'ol cactus-y Tom but the latest story to get the full Classic Capitology treatment is State of Decay.  Doctor Who can be a taxing grind for any continuing character in the series, and in the midst of his seventh and final season the toll was apparent on Mr. Baker.  During State of Decay Tom was at various times looking rather pale and gaunt.  Fortunately it was only temporary, in fact the difference between studio recording sessions (and as it was a 4-part story there were two of these).

As for State of Decay itself, it's another example of the new production team making due as they struggled to keep up with production demands.  The Leisure Hive was a holdover as was State of Decay, which was originally written as a Doctor/Leela combination, and as such feels a bit separate from the other stories comprising Season 18.  In fact the pacing in State of Decay at times glacial and the story rather under-runs with an unusually generous of crossover from one episode to the next.

What can't be disputed however is that State of Decay triumphs as an exercise in style.  The Three Who Rule were definitely cool.  And not to be forgotten Tom and Lalla were really on top form here, although there were times an astute viewer could ascertain that Tom wasn't taking the proceedings all that seriously.

Believe it or not the new caps for State of Decay are the next-to-last in the Tom Baker era to recieve the Classic Capitology treatment.  Next time however, Classic Capitology treats pepperpots like rubber duckies.  Glug glug.

Buffy season 2

Jul. 4th, 2015 02:08 pm
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I watched Inca Mummy Girl, Reptile Boy, and Halloween.

One classic out of three.

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Guess I still like this show :-)

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