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22 June 2015 @ 01:30 pm
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01 July 2015 @ 11:25 am
Avengers Assemble
Wilful Impropriety edited by Ekaterina Sedia*
Soul Music - Terry Pratchett
Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted?
Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois*
The Unreal and the Real: Outer Space and Inner Lands (Selected Stories vol 2) - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Agency: A Spy in the House - Y.S. Lee*
All New X-Factor: Axis
Manhunter: Street Justice*
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield

Didn't finish: The Road Home - Rose Tremain. reasonsCollapse )

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24 June 2015 @ 09:15 am
- I got an Instagram account! So far it is mostly craft stuff, probably there will be comics too. There are always comics.

- Speaking of, not sure how I feel about the new Captain Marvel team, partly because I loved Kelly Sue DeConnick's run so much and I'm worried that we're going to lose the supporting cast she established, but also because I am worried that no S.W.O.R.D. in the new Marvel Universe might also mean no Abigail Brand. D: But on the other hand it might mean Carol and Abigail working together and I am ALL FOR THAT.

- Really enjoying Down and Safe, the new Blake's 7 podcast by Liz Myles, Amal El-Mohtar, Scott Lynch and Michael D. Thomas! I love Blake's 7 so much and it's great to hear four such excellent people talking about it. ♥ They have just the perfect combination of enjoying it, appreciating its many good qualities, and being thoroughly entertained by its... less impressive elements. It makes me happy.

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17 June 2015 @ 02:06 pm
aka VidUKon recs post. SO MANY GOOD VIDS. :D

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...plus probably like a million other vids, but these are the ones that I loved enough that I remembered about them without even opening the con programme, and this post is on the long side already, so I should probably stop here for now. ;) But I definitely recommend checking out the other vids shown: oodles of great things there! (I'd especially rec watching the Brief History of the World show in order if you get a chance...)

(Also: behind on answering comments, behind on leaving comments, sorry, will get there eventually, probably! ♥)

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14 June 2015 @ 10:36 pm
I went to [community profile] vidukon_cardiff this weekend and it was awesome. So many great vids! I am planning to do a recs post sometime soon, but for now, here is a post about the vids I made for it; I premiered two vids this year, and I feel like between them they sum up quite a lot of things about me. For Premieres itself, I made a Young Justice vid, New Romantics, in which teenage superheroes are v. heroic and also have a lot of feelings. And for [personal profile] purplefringe's Tropes vidshow, I made Weapon of Choice, a multifandom vid about weaponised women, which I have been planning for about four years and FINALLY finished. :D (I also submitted Salute to Vidder's Choice, and took the opportunity to remaster it and add in a character that I missed. :D)

And now I need to go and sleep off all the feelings I had this weekend.

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08 June 2015 @ 03:00 pm
Title: New Romantics
Fandom: Young Justice
Characters: S1 ensemble
Music: Taylor Swift
Content notes: One bright (camera) flash
Summary: "I'm about to play my ace."
Notes: Premiered at [community profile] vidukon_cardiff 2015!
Download: here (3'42 minutes, 159MB) or here (68MB) | subtitle .srt
Also available from: AO3 | Tumblr

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08 June 2015 @ 02:55 pm
Title: Weapon of Choice
Fandom: Multifandom - Agent Carter, Babylon 5, Buffy, Dark Angel, Doctor Who, Firefly, Fringe, Legend of the Seeker, MCU
Music: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Content notes: some fast cutting
Summary: "I don't think I'm gonna be taking any more orders." A vid about weaponised women.
Notes: I've been planning to make this vid since 2011 and finally premiered it in [personal profile] purplefringe's Tropes vidshow at [community profile] vidukon_cardiff 2015. Huge thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe for motivating me to finally finish it, and for betaing! ♥
Download: here (2'50 minutes, 124MB) or here (68MB) | subtitle .srt
Also available from: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

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01 June 2015 @ 09:28 am
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight
Ayahs, Lascars and Princes: Indians in Britain 1700-1947 - Rozina Visram
*Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter - Pamela Cox and Annabel Hobley
*Family Secrets: Living With Shame from the Victorian Era to the Present Day - Deborah Cohen
Black Widow: The Tightly Tangled Web
Original Sin: Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm
The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch
Heroes for Hire: Control
Green Arrow: The Archer's Quest
New Avengers: Breakout
Storm: Bring the Thunder
Truth: Red, White and Black
She-Hulk: Time Trials
The Last Camel Died At Noon - Elizabeth Peters
Heroes For Hire: Ahead of the Curve
*New X-Men: Academy X: Choosing Sides
*New X-Men: Academy X: Haunted
*New X-Men: Hellions
*New X-Men: Academy X: X-Posed
*New X-Men: Childhood's End, Vol 1
*New X-Men: Childhood's End, Vol 2: Crusade
The City of Silk and Steel - Mike Carey, Linda Carey and Louise Carey
*Phonogram: Rue Britannia
*Star Trek: The Crimson Shadow - Una McCormack
Posse of Princess - Sherwood Smith
She-Hulk: Laws of Attraction
The Hippopotamus Pool - Elizabeth Peters

(Another month of Marvel Unlimited! Though I read all the stuff I was really excited about last time I signed up, so most of this fell on a spectrum from "this was fine" to "this didn't quite annoy me enough to make me stop reading it", Truth: Red, White and Black being the honourable exception.)

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24 May 2015 @ 10:28 am
Today is my ten year LJ-versary! \o/ And by a happy coincidence, I am spending it with friends I met via LJ. :D

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Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
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14 May 2015 @ 08:43 pm
Title: Head Over Heels
Fandom: Supergirl
Music: ABBA
Summary: "Some people like it, others tend to go wild."
Content notes: none
Notes: Shush, this was an excellent use of my evening.
Download: here (0:47 minutes, 35MB) | subtitle .srt (NB subtitle playback is not working for me in VLC at the moment so I haven't been able to test these, let me know if there are any problems! I think I fixed it? Again, let me know if they're not working!)
Also available from: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

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13 May 2015 @ 02:11 pm
Demon Knights: The Gathering Storm
Avengers Assemble: The Forgeries of Jealousy*
Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Timothy Zahn
Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon - Jane Austen
Men At Arms - Terry Pratchett
Elektra: Reverence
Stray Souls - Kate Griffin
Guardians of the Galaxy: Angela
Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City - Anna Minton*
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back*
Death and the Maidens: Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley Circle - Janet Todd
Not Ordinarily Borrowable, or Unwelcome Advice - Thomas Thurman*
Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo
Superman: Up, Up and Away*
Secret Avengers: Let's Have A Problem
The Darkest Part of the Forest - Holly Black*
The Woken Gods - Gwenda Bond
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie

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06 May 2015 @ 11:14 am
I have flu and it's terrible. I'm exhausted and I can't stop coughing and it's been going on for OVER A WEEK and I'm so annoyed, I've never been ill for this long before. (Maybe when I had mumps? But I was really little then and I don't remember.) Ugh. Anyway, since I don't have the brain for my monthly books and comics post yet, here are some other things.

Comixology is having another Convergence sale this week! Still no Cass!Batgirl issues, boo, but there's some other good stuff in there. All the Batwoman issues of Detective Comics are on sale - that's the seven that were published as Batwoman: Elegy, plus three more - and they're definitely worth a read, if anyone hasn't done so already. Also there's The Hunt For Oracle (Nightwing 41-46, Birds of Prey 20-21), which features the first in person meeting between Babs and Dinah, yesssss. And Nightwing: Year One (Nightwing 101-106), which I mostly really liked, apart from the bit where it tries to retcon in a Babs-Dick-Kory love triangle, which makes no one look good. (This is one of the main reasons why I'm not keen on Babs/Dick - the way I've seen it get retconned into their past at Kory's expense.)

Also I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron (like a week and a half ago now) and LOVED it. Not unreservedly, but enough to make me just really really happy. :D Here is a list of things I liked about it:

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And now I am out of brain and need to go and have a lie down.

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Current Music: The Light and The Sea - Dar Williams
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01 April 2015 @ 02:29 pm
*Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary - Anita Anand
Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo
New Grub Street - George Gissing
*X-Force: Hide/Fear
Mighty Avengers: Not Your Father's Avengers
*Agatha H and the Airship City - Phil and Kaja Foglio
Arsenic For Tea - Robin Stevens
Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic, Volume 2
Library: An Unquiet History - Matthew Battles
*The Oracle's Secret - Amber Darke
*The Quick - Lauren Owen
Red Sonja: The Art of Blood and Fire
X-Men: Bloodline
A Face Like Glass - Frances Hardinge
*Quicksilver - RJ Anderson

The Quick
This is a book that I found very hard to rate, because I found it a pretty compelling read, and I think in many ways it was a good book, and yet every time I wanted it to go one way, it went the other, so that by the time I finished it only the fact that it was a library book stopped me from dropping it in the bath in sheer frustration. It's also a hard book to review without spoilers, which is why I'm reviewing it out of order and under it's own cut. spoilersCollapse ) So in conclusion: The Quick might be a good book! I think I liked it! But I also hated it.

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02 March 2015 @ 01:05 pm
The Prefect - Alastair Reynolds*
Ms Marvel: Generation Y
The Wicked + The Divine: The Faust Act
The Golem and the Djinni - Helene Wecker
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
The Deeds of the Disturber - Elizabeth Peters
Bitter Greens - Kate Forsyth*
DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar*
Property - Valerie Martin
Countdown: The Search For Ray Palmer*
Above World - Jenn Reese
X-Factor: Hell on Earth War
The Woods: The Arrow*
Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life
The Lost Girl - Sangu Mandanna
She-Hulk: Disorderly Conduct
Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley
Ultraviolet - RJ Anderson
Amy Unbounded: Belondweg Blossoming

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18 February 2015 @ 02:23 pm
Festivids reveals happened at the weekend! Thank you to [personal profile] cosmic_llin, [personal profile] franzeska, [personal profile] leanwellback, [personal profile] sanguinity and [personal profile] such_heights for my vids! ♥ [personal profile] sanguinity also made this wonderful vidlet for The Sapphires for me as part of [personal profile] ghost_lingering's vid about festivids, Silent Fandoms - thank you!

I made the St Trinian's vid, Trouble, and I don't think I have ever had so much fun making a vid before. :D

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02 February 2015 @ 03:38 pm
*Monstrous Affections ed. Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
X-factor: Breaking Points
X-factor: Short Stories
The Vagrants - Yiyun Li
Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors - Brian Hayles
X-factor: Change of Decay
The Princess Curse - Merrie Haskell
Hawkeye: L.A. Woman
Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 Volume 1
*Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
Vixen: Return of the Lion
The Red Panda: Mask of the Red Panda
Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb
Saucer Country: The Reticulan Candidate
Loki Agent of Asgard: I Cannot Tell A Lie
*World's Finest
*Spirits Abroad - Zen Cho
*Hild - Nicola Griffith
*Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery
Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick
Doctor Who: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible - Marc Platt

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I also read the Sleepy Hollow miniseries, but since Boom don't seem to have announced the trade yet I can't list it properly, grumble grumble. Anyway, it was pretty good, definitely recommended to fans of the show (who don't mind that lieutenant is spelt leftenant in all of Ichabod's dialogue /o\). The backup stories by Noelle Stevenson were particularly delightful.

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31 January 2015 @ 06:18 pm
Happy Festivids, everyone! I got five (!!!!!!) wonderful vids: three awesome Cosmo/Don/Kathy Singin' in the Rain vids (:DDDD), Get Lucky, The Modern Approach and Singing Hallelujah; a lovely Wendy/Lacey vid for The Middleman, Afterlife; and a gorgeous Swallows and Amazons vid, Perfect Day. Thank you, mysterious, generous and talented vidders! ♥

I only made one vid this year, but if you can guess which one, I will attempt to make you a vid(let)! Comments are screened, guess as many things as you like. :D

And now to go and watch MORE VIDS. And possibly make some food.

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26 January 2015 @ 11:45 am
The BBC are rereleasing another set of Doctor Who books, this time under the theme of "history"! And having judged the last set of these they did, I am going to judge these ones too. :D

The Witch Hunters - Steve Lyons (One, Susan, Ian, Barbara) Aw, this was one of the first ones I read, and I liked it a lot! Nice characterisation and fits into the era perfectly. (Apart from the big continuity error in the coda, which relies on spoilersCollapse ))

The Roundheads - Mark Gatiss (Two, Jamie, Ben, Polly) It's ages since I read this, so I don't remember it terribly well, but I think it was pretty decent? I think there was some gender stuff that annoyed me, but Gatiss's work is usually fairly enjoyable, and anything with this TARDIS team that isn't a disaster generally makes me happy.

Amorality Tale - David Bishop (Three, Sarah Jane) Again, it's been a while, but I'm pretty sure I basically hated this one?

The English Way of Death - Gareth Roberts (Four, Romana II, K-9) Hey, this one I read pretty recently! It's a bit Missing-Adventures-y in that there's some gratuitous gruesomeness, but otherwise it's great fun.

No Fifth Doctor books, though thinking about the ones I've read, I'm not sure what they could have picked. The only historical I can think of is Empire of Death, which contained an anti-abortion subplot delivered with all the subtlety of a brick to the forehead. D:

Shadow in the Glass - Stephen Cole and Justin Richards (Six, the Brig) ...I have definitely read this, but remember nothing about it. It's got the Brigadier in it, so that's a point in its favour? (Having checked my tags, apparently I read it in 2007 and liked it.)

Human Nature - Paul Cornell (Seven, Benny) Read this, it's great. It has a much better ending than the TV version, plus more pacifism, Benny befriending a suffragette, and also some gay characters, hurrah! It doesn't have Martha, but since she hadn't been invented when it was written, I suppose I can let that slide.


No Ninth Doctor book, either. I have less outrage about this, though, largely because I've only read one Ninth Doctor book and it was set in the present day. Sorry, Nine!

The Stone Rose - Jacqueline Rayner (Ten, Rose) I haven't read this (though I do own it), but it's by Jacqueline Rayner so it's probably good.

Dead of Winter - James Goss (Eleven, Amy, Rory) I haven't read this one either! It's got good reviews, but I am judging it a bit for not being Una McCormack's The Way Through the Woods, though, that one was great.

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11 January 2015 @ 09:37 pm
Title: Trouble
Fandom: St Trinian's
Character/Pairing: Ensemble
Music: P!nk
Content notes: none
Summary: "OK, girls, swimming pool rules: no running, no shoving, no heavy petting."
Notes: Festivid for [tumblr.com profile] gwenfrankenstien!
Download: here (3'14 minutes, 142MB) or here (55MB) | subtitle .srt
Also available from: AO3 | Tumblr

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05 January 2015 @ 10:22 am
Gatty's Tale - Kevin Crossley-Holland*
Wolverine and the X-Men Vol 6
X-Factor: Together Again for the First Time
X-Factor: The Road To Redemption
X-Men: S.W.O.R.D.: No Time To Breathe
Araña: Heart of the Spider
Ms Marvel: War of the Marvels
Journey Into Mystery: Fear Itself Fallout
Journey Into Mystery: The Terrorism Myth
Black Widow and the Marvel Girls*
She-Hulk: Superhuman Law
Knights of the Old Republic: Days of Fear, Nights of Anger
Star Trek: The Never Ending Sacrifice - Una McCormack
Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants: Exiled
Journey Into Mystery: The Manchester Gods
Black Widow: Homecoming
Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her
Araña: In The Beginning
Lion in the Valley - Elizabeth Peters
Araña: Night of the Hunter
Mighty Avengers: Family Bonding
The Mighty Thor/Journey Into Mystery: Everything Burns
Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol 2
The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope
Spider-Girl: Family Values
Joan of Arc: A History - Helen Castor
Daughters of the Dragon: Samurai Bullets
Star Trek Voyager: No Man's Land - Christie Golden*
Throne of the Crescent Moon - Saladin Ahmed
Seven Days of Joyeux - Tansy Rayner Roberts*
Lords and Ladies - Terry Pratchett
Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater
Flygirl - Sherri L. Smith
Lagoon - Nnedi Okorafor
The Handbook for Dragon Slayers - Merrie Haskell*

(Explanatory note: I took advantage of a cheap deal for a month's subscription to Marvel Unlimited in December and attempted to read ALL THE THINGS before it ran out...)

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