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02 February 2017 @ 11:01 am
A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan
Hurricane Heels - Isabel Yap
The Ultimates: Omniversal vol 1: Start With The Impossible
We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo
Star Trek: The Lost Era: One Constant Star - David R. George III
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner: A Story About Women and Economics - Katrine Marçal
Crown of Stars - Kate Elliott
Black Light Express - Philip Reeve
Speak Gigantular - Irenosen Okojie
The Hanging Tree - Ben Aaronovitch
Saga vol 7
Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross
Star Wars: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
Spider-Gwen: Greater Power
Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears: Baby Talk
Tropic of Serpents - Marie Brennan

(I am currently in the process of changing jobs and moving to a new city, so did not really have the wherewithal to say things about books this month! /o\)

Star Wars: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon (three stars)Collapse )

Didn't finish: Everfair - Nisi ShawlCollapse )

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20 January 2017 @ 07:44 pm
Title: Brighter Than The Sun
Fandom: Star Trek
Music: Colbie Caillat
Content notes: A few bright flashes
Summary: "Lightning strikes the heart", or, me/Star Trek OTP
Download: here (3:54 minutes, 172MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

Notes: For More Joy Day. Thank you to [personal profile] cosmic_llin, [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] anoel for betaing!

As I may have mentioned about two or three hundred times already, I REALLY liked Star Trek Beyond, and the subsequent avalanche of feelings precipitated something of a full scale Star Trek feelings renaissance (A++ would recommend). So this is a vid about that, and about all* the things I love and have loved about Star Trek over the last decade or two. ♥

*well. Not all. They wouldn't all fit. Call it a representative sample?

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04 January 2017 @ 05:24 pm
In the Ruins - Kate Elliott
Dead in the Water - Dana Stabenow
Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman vol 2
The House of Shattered Wings - Aliette de Bodard
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street - Natasha Pulley
As I Descended - Robin Talley
Hellblazer: Staring at the Wall
New Avengers: Standoff
Ms Marvel: Civil War II
All New Wolverine: Civil War II
H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald
Dragons At Crumbling Castle and Other Stories - Terry Pratchett
Star Trek: Articles of the Federation - Keith R. A. DeCandido
Siege: Battleworld
Railhead - Philip Reeve
Crooked Kingdom - Leigh Bardugo
The Graveyard of the Hesperides - Lindsey Davis
Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok
Jolly Foul Play - Robin Stevens
The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid

As I Descended (three stars), Railhead (four stars), Crooked Kingdom (five stars)Collapse )

Didn't finish: Aurora - Kim Stanley RobinsonCollapse )

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21 December 2016 @ 03:50 pm
1. Your main fandom of the year?
EVERYTHING IS STAR TREK AND NOTHING HURTS

2. Your favourite film watched this year?
Star Trek Beyond, hands down. I just... really needed that film. ♥

Honourable mentions to Ghostbusters and Contact, both of which I loved a lot.

3. Your favourite book read this year?
Nothing's jumping out as a particular favourite (though there are still ten days left!) but some stuff I really liked this year included:

- Cuckoo Song (Frances Hardinge)
- Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves (James S. Corey)
- Death By Silver (Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold)
- The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)
- Ancillary Mercy (Ann Leckie)

4. Your favourite TV show of the year?
STAR TREK. I'm into season three of TOS, which is... not great, by and large, but I just love them all and their faces so so much, I don't really care. And season two was generally excellent.

5. Your favourite online fandom community of the year?
My fandom community's mostly been offline this year, or talking online to people I also know offline. Highlights included: going to New York (!) to see Hamilton (!!!), and seeing Star Trek Beyond in the cinema, both with some of my favourite fanpeople.

6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
can I say Star Trek for this one too

(I really can't.)

7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
I didn't really have one, possibly as a result of The Force Awakens crushing all the remaining hope out of me last year. ...yay? I mean, I did not love Every Heart A Doorway like I thought I would, but it wasn't the crushing disappointment it would have been last year.

8. Your TV boyfriend of the year?
Friends, I really love TOS!Kirk. I mean, not as much as Spock loves him, obviously, but still a fair bit.

9. Your TV girlfriend of the year?
JAYLAH. Yes, I know she wasn't actually on TV, but that's hardly my fault, is it.

10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?
Probably all of Star Trek Beyond? Or, more specifically, "I ripped my shirt again": that was the moment I knew I was going to love it.

11. The most missed of your old fandoms?
Honestly I don't really miss my old fandoms all that much. Maybe Doctor Who - I was packaging up some duplicate EDAs that I've finally got round to selling the other day and feeling nostalgic - but I know that one will be back round again eventually.

12. The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
What do you mean there are fandoms that aren't Star Trek.

13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?
STAR TREK DISCO. I'M GOING TO LOVE THEM ALL SO MUCH.


I don't feel like doing the vidding meme this year, so here's a list of fanworks I have made this year instead:

Vids:
Start As You Mean To Go On (Supergirl)
I Awake (Wonder Woman)
Supernova Girl (SPACE LADIES)
Anthem (Star Trek Beyond)
Welcome to New York (Agent Carter)
What About Everything - collaboration with [personal profile] silly_cleo (MCU)

Fic:
Find It And Keep It (Star Trek Beyond)

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14 December 2016 @ 01:52 pm
I did some guest reccing for [community profile] ladybusiness, and the post went up today! I recommend it if you like recommendations.

In other things I have done, I remastered my Star Trek Beyond vidlet! Now it is slightly shinier than it was before.

Those are the things that I have done.

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01 December 2016 @ 11:36 am
All-New, All-Different Avengers: The Magnificent Seven
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell
Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate - Susan Calman
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories - Terry Pratchett
New Avengers: Everything Is New
All-New Wolverine: The Four Sisters
The Wicked and the Divine: Commercial Suicide
Buffy: The High School Years: Freaks and Geeks
Star Wars: Dark Force Rising - Timothy Zahn
Angela Queen of Hel: Journey to the Funderworld
Twilight Robbery - Frances Hardinge
Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling and Cracking Up - Mary Beard
Deadly Election - Lindsey Davis
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel You Really Got Me Now


Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (three stars), Buffy: The High School Years: Freaks and Geeks (four stars)Collapse )


Didn't finish: Constantine the Hellblazer: Going DownCollapse )

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13 November 2016 @ 01:52 pm
Title: What About Everything
Vidders: [personal profile] shinyjenni and [personal profile] silly_cleo
Fandom: MCU
Character/Pairing: Ensemble
Music: Carbon Leaf
Content notes: Some fast cuts and bright flashes, some violence.
Summary: "I am not in need."
Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] cosmic_llin and [personal profile] purplefringe for betaing, and to [personal profile] sol_se for Agents of SHIELD help!
Download: here (3:44 minutes, 163MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

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02 November 2016 @ 02:28 pm
The Gathering Storm - Kate Elliott
Spider-Women
Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell
Deep Space Nine: Prophecy and Change ed Marco Palmieri
Hyperbole and a Half - Allie Brosh
First Class Murder - Robin Stevens
The Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
Maresi - Maria Turtschaninoff
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen - Lois McMaster Bujold
A Fatal Thaw - Dana Stabenow
Fans of the Impossible Life - Kate Scelsa
Spectacles: A Memoir - Sue Perkins
Nightwing: Love and Bullets
Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky
Bernice Summerfield and the Glass Prison - Jacqueline Rayner
Strange Star - Emma Carroll
The Good Immigrant ed. Nikesh Shukla
Hellblazer: Black Flowers

I read a lot of things this month, but apparently used up all my words on complaining about Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. /o\

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Didn't finish:
The Last Kingdom - Bernard Cornwell
I really liked Cornwell's Arthurian trilogy when I read it lo these many years ago, but I just didn't connect with this one. Nothing wrong with it, I just couldn't get into it, and I have so many other things to read that I didn't feel like sticking with something I wasn't into.

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20 October 2016 @ 10:20 pm
Title: Welcome to New York
Fandom: MCU (Agent Carter season 1 (plus one clip from season 2), Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, Agents of Shield)
Character/Pairing: Peggy Carter
Music: Taylor Swift
Content notes: Some bright gunfire flashes
Summary: "It's been waiting for you."
Notes: This vid was BESET by technical difficulties but FINALLY it is DONE. \o/
Download: here (3:33 minutes, 155MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: AO3 | Tumblr

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03 October 2016 @ 02:14 pm
Carter Beats the Devil - Glen David Gold
Scarlet Witch: Witches' Road
Full of Briars - Seanan McGuire
Regeneration - Stephanie Saulter
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Girl From Everywhere - Heidi Heilig
A Cold Day For Murder - Dana Stabenow
Washington: A Life - Ron Chernow
Nightwing: False Starts

Carter Beats the Devil (four stars), The Girl From Everywhere (four stars), Nightwing: False Starts (four stars)Collapse )

Didn't finish: The Curious Tale of the Lady CarabooCollapse )

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05 September 2016 @ 09:53 pm
Title: Find It And Keep It
Fandom: Star Trek Beyond
Characters: Jaylah, ensemble
Rating: All ages
Content notes: none
Summary: Jaylah's friends have presents for her.
Words: 1923
Also at: AO3 | Tumblr

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01 September 2016 @ 09:53 am
Dusty Answer - Rosamond Lehmann
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: BFF
The Assassin's Curse - Cassandra Rose Clarke
Wildthorn - Jane Eagland
Signal to Noise - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Child of Flame - Kate Elliott*
Mockingbird: I Can Explain
Reflections: On the Magic of Writing - Diana Wynne Jones
Tell the Wind and Fire - Sarah Rees Brennan
Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome
To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
Hemlock and After - Angus Wilson
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel You Know It's True
Sex Criminals: Three The Hard Way

*with a certain amount of skimming; it's book four of seven, over 800 pages long, and there are some storylines I just do not care about any more. /o\

Wildthorn (two stars), Signal to Noise (two stars)Collapse )

Didn't finish: The Long WarCollapse )

Short stories I enjoyed this month:
Flying Magic (Stephanie Burgis): Delightful short story set in the Kat, Incorrigible universe, in which Kat has to deal with her own children. <3
Fire Watch (Connie Willis): wonderful and also heartbreaking.
Superior (Jessica Lack): v. enjoyable m/m romance, with superheroes.

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I made an Imzy account! I don't really know what it is or what I'm doing with it yet, but it looks interesting. (I also have invites if anyone wants them!) And it displays very nicely on my phone, which I appreciate.

In other news, everything is still Star Trek forever and it's great. Still ridiculously in love with Star Trek Beyond (should I go and see it again over the bank holiday? Probably not, but I want to), also I have returned to my TOS watch-through and am thoroughly enjoying it. I LOVE EVERYONE ON THIS SPACESHIP.

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18 August 2016 @ 07:14 pm
Title: Anthem
Fandom: Star Trek Beyond
Character/Pairing: Kirk, Enterprise crew
Music: Delta Rae
Content notes: none
Summary: "Give me something I can hope for."
Notes:
1. Thank you to [personal profile] such_heights for betaing! ♥
2. I am almost certainly going to remaster this when the DVD comes out, because that's the sort of thing I'm into. ETA: and indeed I did. All links should now be updated; give me a shout if not!
3. So I went on a weirdly similar emotional journey to Kirk while I was watching this film. I've been pretty glum about a lot of my fandoms recently, specifically in a way that's made it hard to be enthusiastic about new canon; and then this film, for which I had no expectations at all, came along and just captured my heart and made me feel like hope wasn't such a silly idea after all. ♥ So, in conclusion, this vid is as much about me as it is about Kirk.
Download: here (1:24 minutes, 60MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

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17 August 2016 @ 04:04 pm
I went to see Star Trek Beyond again on Monday in an attempt to beat the post-Nine Worlds slump (nb this plan was a roaring success, A+ recommend; I think it helped that I was wearing the necklace I bought there), and it turns out I have enough extra things to say about it to make another post. (As before, this is basically all squee, because that is where I am right now.)

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07 August 2016 @ 09:09 pm
Courting Magic - Stephanie Burgis
Witches of Lychford - Paul Cornell
Binary - Stephanie Saulter
The Ships of Aleph - Jaine Fenn
The Blackmail Blend - Livia Day
Robin: Triumphant
Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown
The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter - Rod Duncan
Shadow Scale - Rachel Hartmann
House of Secrets - Stephanie Burgis
Cuckoo Song - Frances Hardinge
Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves - James S.A. Corey
Chaos Choreography - Seanan McGuire
The Case of the Missing Moonstone - Jordan Stratford
Shadowshaper - Daniel José Older
The Raven King - Maggie Stiefvater

Binary (four stars), The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter (three stars), Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves (five stars)Collapse )

Didn't finish: City of the Beasts - Isabel AllendeCollapse )

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Current Music: Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat
 
 
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25 July 2016 @ 10:51 am
I saw Star Trek: Beyond at the weekend and while it wasn't perfect, I enjoyed it a great deal. Here are some of the things I loved about it:

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And then the SDCC Star Trek panel happened and now there's a BEAUTIFUL TITLE for the new show and a LOGO and also FOOTAGE OF A SPACESHIP and it's set in the Prime universe and right now everything is Star Trek and nothing hurts.

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17 July 2016 @ 01:10 pm
Saw Ghostbusters last night in the swanky new cinema that's just opened near me! I was a bit worried going in, as Paul Feig's films haven't previously clicked for me the way I want them to, but I needn't have been: I really really enjoyed it! More thoughts under the cut:

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I impatiently await all the vids and, in the mean time, commend to your attention the Doubleclicks' efforts in that department.

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Current Music: Lady Ghostbuster's Theme Tune - The Doubleclicks
 
 
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04 July 2016 @ 11:16 am
The Hidden Oracle - Rick Riordan
Robin: Reborn
Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes
Star Wars: Lando
Star Wars: Princess Leia
Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey
The Hearing Trumpet - Leonora Carrington
The Eleventh Doctor: Serve You
Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire
Arrows of the Queen - Mercedes Lackey
The Eleventh Doctor: Conversion
Hellblazer: Red Sepulchre
Death by Silver - Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold
Under the Skin - EE Richardson
Glitter and Mayhem eds. John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, Michael D. Thomas

Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes (three stars), Star Wars: Lando (three stars), Star Wars: Princess Leia (four stars), Dragonflight (two stars), Every Heart a Doorway (three stars), Death by Silver (five stars), Under the Skin (three stars)Collapse )

Didn't finish: A Brief History of Seven KillingsCollapse )

Short stories I enjoyed this month:
Two's Company by Joe Abercrombie. So this was a little on the grimdark side and also full of gore, and yet somehow also a hilarious delight? Not sure how that worked but I'm pleased about it. Plus, queer lady narrator who is 1000000% done with everything, excellent.

Kid Dark Against the Machine by Tansy Rayner Roberts. I just have a lot of feelings about superheroes, I don't know if you knew. ♥ ♥ ♥ Plus, a version of Batman that (just about) stayed on the right side of my Batfeelings is not something to sneeze at.

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22 June 2016 @ 02:20 pm
I did a "things I have loved this year" roundup post last December, but I don't want to wait until next December to do another one, so I am doing one now instead. Here are some things I have loved since last time I posted about loving things:

- Knights of the Old Republic 2. Friends, I loved this game so much. I was worried that my ongoing Force Awakens misery would get in the way, but thankfully I appear to have successfully partitioned my Star Wars feelings, well done me. I've been thinking a lot about why I loved this game so much even though it is very definitely an example of "let's make the sequel DARKER", which I am not often here for, and this is what I have come up with: spoilers both vague and specific. Wait, no, only general, I forgot to mention to specific one /o\Collapse ) A caveat: this is in no way a finished game; even with the restored content mod it is still effectively KOTOR 2, part 1, and I still ran into several game breaking bugs, but that aside, I really recommend it and found it an incredibly satisfying experience.

- SUPERGIRL SUPERGIRL SUPERGIRL. I love that we have a superhero show where our heroes solve problems with honesty and bravery and kindness. I love that Kara is sweet and kind and also allowed to be angry and have the show validate her right to be angry. I have never watched The Flash and yet the crossover episode was the greatest gift that TV has given me in a long time. I am weirdly fond of Max Lord chaotic neutraling all over the place. spoilery things I lovedCollapse )

- The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery. I talked about this when I read it, but what a glorious book. It made me so happy.

- The new Mockingbird comic! I love how this is funny and unusual and unflinchingly, explicitly feminist. I'm really excited to see Chelsea Cain making such a bold and confident comics debut, and I can't wait to see what she does next. (Hopefully more Big 2 superhero stuff, as that is, let's be honest, where my heart lies.)

Those are some things I loved in the last six months (ish) that I remembered about when I came to write this post! \o/

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