Title applies to:
1) The conclusion of His Dark Materials
. I might have tossed The Amber Spyglass across the floor in distaste if par_avion
hadn't warned me at Vividcon about a thing that was going to happen. Then again, by the end of the series we'd grown so distanced from the main characters that the plot direction might not have affected me deeply anyway. As it was, it... ended, and that was that.
2) Kidney stone situation. I've been pain-free
for a week now, but didn't see a stone come out, so either it got ground to sand and I missed it, or it's lying in wait. Doc says to finish the remaining 2 1/2 weeks of Flomax and then maybe safe to believe I'm in the clear. TMI. Meanwhile, back to normal activities.
Being (temporarily? permanently?) recovered means that I can still go to the Mission: New York Star Trek convention
this weekend with iggy. Am getting especially excited about seeing all the DS9 cast members who will be there -- René Auberjonois, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Cirroc Lofton -- only two of whom I've met before (René a couple of times at Broadway theaters and Dorn once at a con). There will be panels with cast reunions and organizers of the first Trek convention and show/novel writers and queer fans and fans of color and scientists/engineers who were inspired by the series, a table read of ST IV: The Voyage Home, props and sets and a cosplay contest, etc. =/\=
I printed recent-ish head shots of the three DS9 cast members who won't be there, with the plan of bringing them to the group photo I signed up for. Now every time I pass my desk, Alexander Siddig is there smiling at me. Reading:
Currently between books. Plowed through the Captive Prince
trilogy while ill and it was just the right story for that headspace. Tried Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings
last night/today but got bored, and that ginormous, 1,000-page hardcover is not worth lugging around for a boring narrative. Was not surprised to discover a blurb from Patrick Rothfuss on the back. Fortunately, NK Jemison's The Fifth Season
is winging its way over to the library.Writing:
A thing for work, but daydreaming about ficlets and Yuletide treats. His Dark Materials gave me another
Dustfinger (Inkheart) idea, in addition to the three fics already posted and the two WsIP. It went like this at brunch on Sunday:me:
It's perfect: Dustfinger has a marten; Lyra has a marten. I just want the martens to sniff each other.unfinishedidea
: *cracks up*me:
: You do you.
do me, thank you. :) Here, have a Lyra/Iorek fic I found on the AO3: Native and Non-Native Fauna of the North
by gishmi1ish. It's distractingly formatted and a bit rushed, but pushes some xeno buttons nonetheless.Vidding:
Thinking about Festivids
nominations. I watched Queen Margot again last week and continue to yearn for a vid for it. If it still doesn't get matched this year, I may have to do it myself.