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Apr. 23rd, 2019 09:08
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[personal profile] cleolinda has thoughts: The Magicians S4 Finale Aired Five Days Ago And I'm Still Mad As Hell

(Also everyone's read [personal profile] greywash's On Fannishness, Intersectionality, & a Whole Other Grab-bag of Entitled Millennial Bullshit, right?)

There's also discussion going on at [personal profile] sholio's On the Magicians season finale, between people who've been watching the show and those of us who haven't, about the specifics but also about storytelling and audience expectations.)

Anyway I don't even go here.

Daily Happiness

Apr. 23rd, 2019 00:31
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1. Got a day of meetings again tomorrow, but they did announce that there would be no Tuesday meeting next week, so that's good.

2. I had some nice Jasper snuggles this morning.

3. I ended up having to do a lot of work-related stuff today but still got everything else on my to-do list done and had an overall relaxing day off.

4. We got Chinese food for dinner.

5. Chloe loves to lie with her arms stretched out in front of her and I always think it looks so cute, but I never usually see Molly or Jasper doing it, so I'm glad I was able to get a shot of Jasper with his arms stretched out tonight.

baby steps in gardening

Apr. 23rd, 2019 00:08
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Before I do anything to the garden (thank you for the suggestions, [personal profile] batwrangler!), I'm going to see if I can keep a moss terrarium alive:



:D

The paper tag stuff is the care instructions, which I'm leaving in place as a good-luck keep-it-alive talisman??

I apologize for the hideous tablecloth. We got it as an emergency tablecloth when we were in temporary housing after the flood, and never...got a tablecloth that isn't hideous. I have petitioned for a non-hideous tablecloth.

The origami crane art coaster is from a set that was a housewarming gift from my sister. :D

Avengers: No Road Home #10

Apr. 22nd, 2019 21:42
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"I wrote my final scenes for No Road Home last week and, when I sent in those pages in, I had a rush of nostalgia. Now that feels even more surreal. Stan Lee's legacy is woven into everything we do with these characters and the stories he and the Bullpen created that continue to inspire and entertain. The Avengers are Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and if we do our job well, we'll make sure you never forget it."
-- Jim Zub

Read more... )

my rivers and my stars

Apr. 22nd, 2019 23:23
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This poem is a little in conversation with John Donne in a way I really adore, but I don't think you need the Donne to appreciate it; it's a phenomenal poem about bodies and aging and embodiedness, and it's by Ursula Le Guin. What more do you need to know?

Oh, have I not my Strangeness? )

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Apr. 22nd, 2019 22:03
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Poll #21866 How to handle a Korean color term
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 24


How should I handle a Korean color term in a fantasy setting?

View Answers

use the Korean term paran and explain a couple times that it's blue and/or green
19 (79.2%)

use blue-green in the text and explain what it means the first time
5 (20.8%)

just say "blue"; only Korean readers will know what you mean, or care
0 (0.0%)

something else I will explain in comments
1 (4.2%)

talky the tacky ticky!
4 (16.7%)



This is coming up because there are East Asian influences in Phoenix Extravagant and I'm wondering how to render 파란색 (paransaek), which can be translated variously as "blue" or "green" (more usually "blue") but can include some shades of green if my mother is to be believed. (There is are separate words for "green," 녹색 (noksaek) and 초록색 (choroksaek), but the former is "green" and the latter is more "grass green." To hear my mother tell it (since she's, uh, my source on this stuff), they're not really all synonyms.

Normally I would just approximate and move on, but because my protagonist is a painter and paint pigments are part of the magic system...anyway, opinions appreciated.

I have also desperately emailed my mother asking what she can find out about traditional Korean paint pigments because the more I can find out the better.




recent reading
- Yoko Kawaguchi. Authentic Japanese Gardens.
I really have no way of verifying anything in here, but the lush, gorgeous, full-color photographs throughout of Japanese gardens either in Japan or Japanese-influenced/inspired gardens elsewhere were worth the price of admission (list price $19.99). This is mainly aimed toward people who want to understand the aesthetic before implementing it in their own landscaping/gardens.

Contents:

Ch. 1: Traditional Japanese Gardens
Historical context, design, choice of plants.
- The hill-and-pond garden
- The dry-landscape garden
- The tea garden
- The courtyard garden

Ch. 2: The Elements of a Japanese Garden
How to choose, lay out and care for the components of a Japanese garden.
- Plants
- Rocks
- Water
- Sand
- Paths and stepping-stones
- Bridges
- Stone lanterns
- Pergolas
- Fences
- Borrowed vistas

Ch. 3: Plant Directory
- Trees
- Shrubs
- Berries
- Ground-cover
- Grasses and bamboos
- Mosses
- Ferns
- Tropical specimen plants
- Foliage and flowers
- Aquatic plants
- Non-traditional alternatives

Resources (hardiness zones, gardens to visit, etc.)

I don't want to go full-out Japanese in my side garden nook with some of the really specifically Japanese elements because my ancestors would roll over in their graves, but I like the aesthetic. BTW, if you're wondering how Korean landscapes/gardens differ, this article discusses the basics, and I've ordered a book on Korean gardens that should arrive sometime this week and that I hope to read for more inspiration. I'm hoping it, too, will have homesickness-inspiring glorious full-color photographs. :3 I hope it will discuss 덕수궁 (Deoksugung, or Deoksu Palace), for instance; my mother used to take me and my sister there regularly to feed the pigeons and admire the gardens.

- Jane Portal. Korea: Art and Archaeology.
Research reading for Phoenix Extravagant. I read this not to memorize everything in it (impossible) but to get an overview of Korean art history, although since I acquired the book over a decade ago and it's ©2000, I expect it's dated. It also has some minor infuriating errors on related topics (I was complaining about the outdated assessment of Korea's naval victories in the Imjin War, and Portal states that the Korean alphabet is a syllabary, which, no). Anyway, I was so aggravated that I started leaving annoyed handwritten comments in the (thankfully wide) margins), like this one:



Can we kill the idea with fire that artists don't count as Real Artists (TM) unless they die of starvation and that artists who like money aren't Real Artists (TM)?! I mean, I'm not going to claim I'm a Real Artist, but I don't think liking money is germane to the question.

Besides my quibbles, though, this is an area of art history for which there are just not a lot of English-language resources, and since I am not fluent enough to read adult books in Korean, them's the breaks. I did appreciate the wide-ranging overview, which went more or less in chronological order and discussed formal as well as folk arts, and was thankfully frank about the difficulties of provenance between Korean/Chinese/Japanese artifacts, the vexed history of Japanese invasion and colonialism (a lot of Korean potters were simply kidnapped wholesale during the Imjin War), etc.

Anyway, I was driven to step it up in rereading this because my copy of Korean History in Maps, ed. Michael D. Shin, arrived today and I am eager to start reading this next. (I am in research-reading mode, can you tell? This means I am reading a lot of nonfiction, and fiction reading is basically stalled, because I am also a slow reader.) Even more pleasingly, the book is under 200 pages long so I might finish it in a reasonable amount of time. [1] :D And hey, it has a blurb from Bruce Cumings!

[1] A side-consequence of my being a slow reader is that the longer a book is, the less likely I am to bother reading it, especially if it's fiction. I almost never read things much over 400 pages. I am delighted when they're under 300. The result trend toward novellas-as-books makes me ambivalently happy.




I ended up getting a 2018 iPad Pro 11" with Pencil 2 and I love it to pieces. It is my shiny toy new best friend. Right now I'm doing value exercises in Procreate daily (Ara, staring in horror: "Why???" I have promised her that next I will draw 100 hands, and then create a Hand Monster), and slowly working on a digital piece, although I need to grab reference for the face, curse my luck. XD Ara is great for art feedback and tips! We actually exchange art feedback in this household, LOL, since we have both learned that Joe is useless for art critique.

I also bought Notability, because when my RSI was acting up I could handwrite notes into the iPad and it was fabulous. Also I may have drawn a goose.

And I'm addicted to I Love Hue, which Ara independently discovered and has been tearing through it on her phone (well, when she's allowed to have it, which is a separate issue). It is actually rather morale-boosting to play I Love Hue because I thought I would suck at it and actually I usually do around 1/2 the average # of moves to solve a given puzzle so I do not suck at it after all! And it's soothing and just so satisfying. This is my platonic ideal of a relaxation game so, uh, if iOS folks have any recs for other games (preferably buy-it-all-at-once) in this vein, I am all ears!
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Earlier this evening I looked at the news and discovered John McEnery had died. I have been feeling slightly stricken ever since. It is not quite true that I only ever saw him in one role, but that one was important to me.

I was shown Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968) when I was fourteen. We had just read the play in English class; I think it was spring. We had one of those TVs you could wheel in and out of classrooms and the teacher had a videocassette of the film and I have some memory that she dutifully tried to fast-forward the teenage nudity and instead started the scene right on Leonard Whiting's buttocks, but I remember the class evincing more awkwardness than she did. Anyway, in an age before prolifically accessible internet porn, Olivia Hussey's casually glimpsed breasts got an even louder reaction. That wasn't what struck or stayed with me. Everyone around me was falling in and out of love or lust or limerence as fast as Romeo from Rosaline to Juliet, but I wasn't—I didn't feel that feverish doomed intensity about anyone in person or music videos or magazines, I didn't recognize my adolescence in either of those dark, glowing faces, sumptuously photographed. I took away from it the heat and dust and sun of its syncretized Verona, the plangent theme of a rose will bloom, and McEnery's Mercutio. He wasn't beautiful like the leads or leonine young Michael York; he was tall and straw-haired with a sharp, close-set face and I loved him, raucous and restless, the life of Verona's party and the specter at its feast, shivering on the edge of real breakdown in his fancy of Queen Mab. Romeo grips him and calms him, brow to brow; will pull him close in the same gesture after the fatal swordfight, not yet comprehending—like the rest of the crowd, hooting and cheering the latest tomfoolery on—that his always-joking friend is dying for real. I was hurt under your arm. He was supposed to be untouchable, the world-weary live wire, the kibitzer, not the tragic hero. He made a burlesque of his match with Tybalt and it killed him anyway, a better reminder than any smug showrunner's letter that no one in a city of feuds is safe. I thought he was so much older than I was, so much older than Benvolio and Romeo. He was twenty-five. It is funny to me now that I never linked him with Sayers' Wimsey, whom I would run into a year or two later, so easily drunk on words as to be seldom perfectly sober, but in 2001 when I discovered Greer Gilman's "Jack Daw's Pack," his was the abrasive, magnetizing voice I heard at once for the white-headed, black-clad character introduced as a witty angry man, a bitter melancholy man. I did not blame Tanith Lee for importing him wholesale into her novel Sung in Shadow (1983). I tried twice to write about Mercutio, once in college and once about ten years ago, and both times he came out looking like McEnery.

He did not make many movies, as the Guardian obituary notes; I saw him excellently double-cast in the RSC's The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982) and IMDb tells me he was in Christine Edzard's Little Dorrit (1987), but I think that might be it. I kept meaning to see his Bartleby (1970) and I suppose I have no excuse now. Really what I would like to do is rewatch the 1968 Romeo and Juliet, which is of course in a box somewhere. It was the first movie I ever owned on DVD. I suspect McEnery had not a little to do with that. In his very first scene, Mercutio's skull-masked, a memento mori on his way to the dance. True, I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy. Roses bloom and fade for dreamers, jokers, too.
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Spoiler-ish reaction )

Actually a thing it does have in common with Ultra Despair Girls is that I don’t feel completely incompetent at the combat. I have bad reflexes and generally find action games overwhelming, particularly when they already expect you to know how to play them. Here, the enemies behave predictably, I don’t have to remember a whole heap of buttons … I’m not playing on a particularly difficult setting, and I could probably bump that up now. But it’s quite relaxing as it is! Which isn’t to say I don’t freak out appropriately when confronted with, say, a wild boar in a narrow hallway. Or when a giant whale-beast lumbers out of the darkness. Or one of those fucking blue heads jumps out at me. But I’m not freaking out because I feel like I’m too incompetent to survive them.

/my feelings of gaming inadequacy

The most surprising thing about this game is how the cooking mechanic makes me feel hungry (mostly for buttered potatoes) and makes me want to cook things myself. Given I am at home alone for the week, this isn’t a bad thing!

P!nk @ The Staples Center 4/15/19

Apr. 22nd, 2019 18:24
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This is now the third time I've been to the Staples Center and while I hate their seating (smaller than even most other small arena seats), I love the fact that the train lets off right in front of it. Now that I've discovered that, it will definitely be a preferred venue for me.

I got there in time to see most of the opening act, Julia Michaels. I had never heard of her but watched a couple videos on youtube ahead of time and she seemed okay, but not "gotta get there in time to watch her whole show" appealing, which turned out to be the case. Not unpleasant but not super exciting.

Between the opening act and the main act instead of just playing random music over the speakers there was actually a DJ, a guy called KidCutUp, and it was really cool. He had a good selection of songs (surprisingly a lot of '80s and '90s stuff) and it was a lot more fun than just whatever random music the venue would have put on.

As for P!nk's show, I have to say, in a word it was amazing. Pretty much all of the concerts I've been too have been of the sort where there might be some stuff going on behind the act on a screen, or some lights and fireworks type stuff, maybe the singer goes around here and there and does some stuff, but for the most part you're not missing much if you just hear the music and don't actually see what's happening on stage.

This, though, was a full on show, with some really impressive aerial acrobatics, not just by backup dancers, but by P!nk herself. There was a full-on harness that took her out over the audience, at times 50+ feet in the air, but the most impressive stuff was done over the stage itself. Not quite as high, but more reliant on skill rather than just being strapped into a harness. At one point a guy was twirling with her in the air while they were both attached to something, and then she got out of her strap and he was holding her himself, which he did both with his hands, and even more impressively, at one point holding her by the ankles just with the force of his clenched thighs.

I also really liked the way she incorporated other artists when she sang songs that were originally duets. For example, on Just Give Me a Reason, there was a TV on stage that played footage of that guy from Fun singing, and for Revenge, there was a ~30 foot high inflatable Eminem (in both cases their parts were played over a speaker). I thought it was a neat way of doing things.

There were a lot of songs that I wish she'd sung, but overall I liked the set list. I am definitely keen to see her again.

set list )

Spring is for reemergence

Apr. 22nd, 2019 20:55
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DOING

Better. Taking a three-day weekend helped, and I'm trying to learn how not to be upset by work-related things that I don't think I should care about so much. That said, even during what felt like a good weekend, my brain delivered five stress dreams in two nights.

A few friends came over for the first night of Passover; we had good conversation and lots of food and drink. It would be nice to figure out a better furniture arrangement in this small space to accommodate more than four diners for occasions such as these; some people were left out, and that's hard. Recipe-wise, would rec these almond flour jam thumbprint cookies and a chremsele/pancake batter made of matzo meal (1/4 c), eggs (4) and cottage cheese (1 cup).

The monthly local fangirl Bad Movie Night had more attendees than usual, which made for a lively viewing experience of The Fate of the Furious. It struck me as the Batman vs. Superman of the Fast & Furious franchise, in that the basis of the conflict made no sense, a lot of it dragged on and there was gratuitous urban destruction. But a few of the action sequences made up for the rest. And as others pointed out, it had more colors than the DCU, which is to say, it had colors.

Last weekend a clutch of us saw a burlesque performance of Dracula by a group called The Slaughterhouse Society that had the highest production values, most consistent talent, and most coherent storyline of any burlesque I've seen, the runner-up being the Slutcracker, the annual local burlesque Nutcracker that as a result of its source material suffers from a comparative lack of sexy biting. Details )

READING

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie. TBD whether this falls on the side of Ancillary Justice, which you ~may recall~ I adored, or Provenance, which I thought was fine with occasional delights. So far, about 150 pages in, it's like the premise of American Gods got tossed in a blender with the "I" and "you" structure of The Broken Earth trilogy, which I'm not sure is a winning combination for me, although it's spiked with Leckie's talent for humorous linguistic play and her interests in intercultural politics and the power of language, which may explain why a couple of people who blurbed it compared it to Ursula Le Guin. Recent chapters did introduce themes about the meaning of life and the tug of war between wanting to be connected to others versus wanting to be, literally, a rock, i.e. an eerie echo of stuff my therapist kept bringing up before we ended our sessions, so there's that.

(We had our last appointment last week. Here's hoping for improvement through other avenues.)

VIDDING

I woke up Saturday, fixed a couple of things that had been bothering me about my [community profile] equinox_exchange assignment, and then… made a second vid? In somewhere between three and four hours, juuuust squeaking in under the deadline? (I backdated it, so this isn't giving anything away.) So that happened. I'm not saying it's a great work of art, but a [redacted] vid now exists where none existed before, and that is pleasing.

Anyway, the exchange went live, and someone made me a Julian Bashir character study vid, yay: I Won't Back Down (DS9) by ?. The vidder covered the spectrum of ways Bashir learned to be brave, plus they featured lots of clips of him looking sexily mussed, dirty, or roughed up, so either we like similar things or they know my heart. :)

Other than that, my favorite in the collection is Stars (Romeo+Juliet), a haunting Mercutio vid by ? for absternr.

Other favorites:
- Sound of Her Wings (The Sandman comics) by ? for mithborien
- Like, Wannabe (Clueless) by ? for bessyboo
- Ice ice baby (Demolition Man) by ? for theletterelle
- Juke Joint Jezebel (The Matrix) by ? for AudreyV
- Take Over (The Craft) by ? for GhostTownExit

And more. Overall a pretty solid collection. As with Festivids, I like the inclusion of more YouTube-style vids and still-source vids. It'll do the community good to continue evolving.
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Tales from the TBR



The book: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman



The summary:

In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer.

The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being.

When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive—and dashing—Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.


How I found it: I don't remember the exact circumstances leading to the purchase of this specific copy last year, but I've been aware of the book since it came out in 2012. From the mid-90s through the early 2000s, Rachel Hartman wrote a minicomic, set in Goredd some years earlier, called Amy Unbounded, which was a delightful coming-of-age story about a young girl having adventures and learning her place in the world. (Sadly, the series is out of print, but it's worth tracking them down if you're interested, especially if there's a young girl in your life who needs an introduction to the world of comics.) So Seraphina went on my mental TBR, but I'm sure you all know how that can go.

What inspired me to read it now: Hartman's latest book, Tess of the Road, is a finalist for the Lodestar (the Not-a-Hugo Award for Best YA Book), and although I gather that it's not a direct sequel, I still wanted to read the Seraphina duology first.

The verdict: I have no idea why I waited so long to read this book, because it's a delight, although I could wish that the main character had read the situation and not waited quite so long to have some key honest conversations. (I find this trope particularly irritating, which is why I rounded my Goodreads rating down to four stars instead of up to five.) I fell in love with Seraphina as a narrator immediately, and I also adored Princess Glisselda and her best friend Millie. And also the prickly scholar Orma and the dashing and dogged Prince Lucian Kiggs. I could sit here and name favorites all day -- this world is full of fascinating characters, almost all of whom are easy to like (or dislike, in the case of many of the antagonists). Hartman's worldbuilding is both deep and intriguing, especially in the cases where she only drops hints -- draconic society, Goreddi religion (especially the heretic St. Yirtrudis -- I'm dying to learn more about her), the details of Goredd's relationship with its other neighbors. I also like her take on dragons: they are humanized and alien at the same time, just as any sentient species living among us would be. There are dozens of stories left to tell in this universe, and I will read every single one of them.

More thoughts, with spoilers. )

The primary goal of this Tales from the TBR series is to encourage me to read books that I already own. Although successful in this case, I have to call it a mixed success, because as soon as I finish this, I'm buying the sequel, because I have to know what happens next. Worth it, I'd say.

"I'm giving you the conn, Una."

Apr. 22nd, 2019 19:37
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Something neat happened during last week's Star Trek episode. Pike said to Number One, "I'm giving you the conn, Una," thereby officially canonizing Number One's given name. Previously, it had only existed in tie-in novels. One of those tie-in authors, David Mack, confirmed on Twitter that, in addition to being an obvious pun, Una is an homage to Una McCormack, their friend and fellow novelist:

David Macks tweet confirming Number Ones name is an homage to Una McCormack

["Re: Number One's name 'Una' being canonized on @startrekcbs: Pretty darned sweet! As Greg Cox Notes, I first suggested the name 'Una' (partly as an homage to our friend & peer @unamccormack), but it wouldn't have stuck had he, @daytonward & @kevindilmore not all concurred."] Go to Twitter for another few lines of backstory.

Una started out as a fic writer! She's so damned good that somebody recommended her fanfic to an editor at Pocket Books, who invited her to pitch. Her writing is a beautiful balance of the cerebral and the emotional. She's an awesome person, one of the kindest mentors and fannish community-builders I've ever met.

The fact that she's now linked to Number One, of all possible characters, is one of the coolest things that's ever happened in the history of Trek, as far as I'm concerned. My glee is very much coloured by Francesca Coppa's essay from the very first issue of Transformative Works and Cultures, Women, Star Trek, and the early development of fannish vidding, in which she positions Number One (as well as the three aspects into which she was split after the pilot episode—Majel Barrett's Voice of the Enterprise, Barrett's Nurse Chapel, and Spock) as a stand-in for female Star Trek fans:
In these two guises—Nurse Chapel and the Enterprise computer—the displaced character of Number One serves as the model for two archetypical fan positions: the woman who embodies visible desire, and the disembodied but all-controlling voice. The former is often presented as a negative fan stereotype: the groupie, the stalker, the shrieking Beatlemaniac, the "Mary Sue" who dreams herself into the story, the girl with the embarrassing public crush on a movie star. The latter, I would argue, is the voice of the vidder: the woman behind the camera, slide projector, VCR, or computer, the technological woman who controls the machine. The disembodied voice is also the voice of the slash writer (who writes about bodies not her own) or the omniscient and controlling fan artist who takes control of the protagonists' images and bends them to her will. But most fan works seek to unite the analytical mind and the desiring body in order to create a total female subjectivity.
Female fans have always been so central to Star Trek—a woman greenlit it; women resurrected it from cancellation; women ran the first cons; printed the zines; kept the fandom alive for fifty years. How cool, how fitting, is it that a brilliant fan writer who actually got to steer the ship is now honoured as part of the mythology of Star Trek's original woman?

recs: the raven cycle

Apr. 22nd, 2019 15:10
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Things That Go Bump In The Night (9278 words) by mochroimanam
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Noah Czerny & Richard Gansey III & Ronan Lynch & Adam Parrish & Blue Sargent, Ambiguous or Implied Relationship(s), Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish
Characters: Noah Czerny, Blue Sargent, Richard Gansey III, Adam Parrish, Ronan Lynch
Additional Tags: Elements of Horror, Halloween, Haunted Houses, Implied/Referenced Suicide, Ghosts, Campy, Buffy-esque, Past Violence, Scooby-esque
Summary: Subtitle: The real ghosts are the friends we made along the way! The gang goes to a Halloween haunted house attraction, only to find that things are a bit more....realistic...than expected.

Bookmarker's Notes: Spooky Halloween fun, filled with love and friendship. Everybody gets a chance to do their thing and the OT5 are out in full force.


Heavenly Wine and Roses (4484 words) by orphan_account
Fandom: Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Richard Gansey III/Blue Sargent, Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish
Characters: Richard Gansey III, Blue Sargent, Ronan Lynch, Adam Parrish, Noah Czerny
Additional Tags: absolutely not kissing, Coming In Pants, gratuitous use of ganseyface, gansey does not have anything under control even slightly
Summary: Gansey has everything under control.

Bookmarker's Notes: Burningly hot. The sequel to Roses on Parade.


Terroir (3644 words) by jouissant
Fandom: Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch
Characters: Richard Gansey III, Ronan Lynch, Noah Czerny
Additional Tags: Frottage, Drinking, First Time
Summary: "He dreamed up some booze," Noah said. "I don't know, maybe you should go up there."

Bookmarker's Notes: Yeah, you could just slip this right into the third book, and then keep on going. The writing is as quick and clever as Stiefvater's, and then there's Gansey, trying to take care of everybody, as usual. Funny, sexy, and just the right amount of creepy.

Fiction

Apr. 22nd, 2019 15:52
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Michael Rutger, The Anomalycreepy cave )
James S.A. Corey, Tiamat’s Wrathfighting empire )
Ann Leckie, The Raven Towergods and monsters )Michael Marshall Smith, Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existencedevil's playground )

Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Stairsinteresting epic fantasy )

Robert Jackson Bennett, Vigilanceguns, no butter )
Robert Jackson Bennett, The Troupetraveling players sing the world into being )
Erica L. Satifka, Stay Crazyparanoid schizophrenia and communication with other dimensions )
Tobias S. Buckell, James Bond after climate change )

T. Kingfisher, The Seventh Bride:fractured fairy tale )
Alaya Whiteley, The Loosening Skinlove is skin deep )
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Me at Passover/Easter/Game of Thrones viewing last night. We dubbed it Passeaster, which sounds like something Helena from Orphan Black would celebrate.



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