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time to begin procrastinating on NaNo! (I have really low expectations given how very little I've been able to write in the past several years, but I don't have to work so I'm gonna at least pretend to be trying.)
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games
I downloaded Puzzle Pirates to fill in the gaps while I waited for characters to heal in Marvel Puzzle Quest. 31 hours later...

Things about Puzzle Pirates that are fun:
+Gameplay/puzzles, for the most part. Naturally I am especially fond of the ones with mechanics similar to Bejeweled or Tetris.
+Watching ranking go up in some puzzles.

Things that are really not fun:
+Inscribed gender binary.
+The whole concept of interacting with other people is scary to me.
+Complicated but not especially interesting worldbuilding (politics and economy).

books
I unpacked my mysteries and am reading The Night She Died by Dorothy Simpson.

audio
I've been listening to Savage Lovecast while I game, which isn't necessarily more improving, but is at least stimulating in a different way.

tv

I stalled in the middle of an episode of Once Upon a Time.

++++

Next: I'm going to try to keep reading mysteries and also try to game less (or at least fucking play Dragon Age, which has a compelling storyline.
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Other:
Assembled bookcase from Target

Food:
Pizza (Crust=Now or Later Pizza, makes two crusts, topped one with sauce and cheese and pepperoni and cheese and pepperoni, the other one will be baked when I'm done with this one.)

Bagels (plain). I am getting better at shaping them.

Ambitions: still pecan pie, gingerbread plus (=gingerbread cake with ginger syrup, which I intend to make from the ginger root I bought the other week), cheesecake with ginger syrup in. I am going to a party on Saturday night and refreshments on Sunday are potluck, and my birthday is on Monday, so variations on the theme of "birthday cake."

The other pizza (which is easy, because just needs topped and baked).

Worship:
Created worship schedule with only two fuckups. :/ (All got worked out but still).
Thursday email.
Started drafting November worship team agenda.
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games:

I'm playing Marvel Puzzle Quest, which is Bejeweled with Marvel heroes, because it was nominated for Yuletide. It is, as is the nature of Bejeweled, incredibly addictive. I should probably see if the computer can endure playing it and podcasts at the same time, so I'm not completely wasting my time.

There isn't a lot of narrative, but the dialogue is witty and I've laughed a bunch of times.

books:

I read I and II Samuel for Sunday school. [personal profile] vass, I think I've changed my mind and wanna cliff David, so I suppose shag Saul?

As happened when I skimmed I Samuel for that conversation with Vass, I have lots of Saul feels.

The Inclusive Bible puts an intentional David/Jonathan slant on the story, because Inclusive Bible.

Other reading:
I finished The Family Trade, by Charles Stross. Not going to read more of the series, even though the book ends -- not on a cliffhanger, but also not at a particularly satisfying ending place.

I read The Writing Class by Jincy Willett in one long sitting and enjoyed it very much. Possibly what Tiggers are in the mood for is mystery, not sf?

Nevertheless, I'm working on the 22nd Year's Best Science Fiction ed. Gardner Dozois. Like the last volume of this anthology I read, this is fairly entertaining. I really liked the first story, "Inappropriate Behavior" by Pat Murphy.

tv:
Some more of OuAT. I most recently watched 2x13, "Tiny," and predictably cried. This show this show this shooooooow

sports:
Listened to an inning and a half of the Royals game last night. I really, really want to care about the Royals (because Kansas City is my home), but apparently I just don't. :/
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[personal profile] cadiaries_exchange

SO THAT IS A THING.

A thing with a 2000 word minimum, which is only one of the many reasons I shouldn't.
wisdomeagle: (Allison Cameron)
TV: Once Upon a Time

(So, Netflix is a thing, and I have access to S2 of OuAT)

Good grief.

I cried three or four times during 2x03 "Lady of the Lake."

I suppose theoretically this show could push my buttons harder, but I don't really know how.

Perhaps if more of the characters had complicated parent-child stuff going on.

[several more episodes into the season] -- okay then.

I was legit not expecting to have Regina feels but lo, here are my Regina feels.

I keep thinking, "Gosh this show is not very good," through tears and then -- you know what, fuckit, show is enjoyable on many levels to me, and that makes it good even if it is tropediculous. (and just when I think this show can't get any more tropediculous, zombies arise.)

okay, so, more specific thoughts:
[spoilers through 2x09 "Queen of Hearts." Would appreciate no spoilers past then.]
Read more... )

Books

Bunch of random reading. I skimmed stuff for Sunday school; I'm trying to read I and II Samuel for this week.

I borrowed a new batch of books from the library and am reading The Family Trade, by Charles Stross, the first book in the Merchant Princes series. It's entertaining and reads fast?

I dithered with some other books -- the random romance I had started reading, some other stuff I have out from the library -- I'm having a hard time committing.

Games

I'm at an obnoxious point in Rogue Soul where I've accomplished basically all the accomplishments -- actually, I think I have accomplished all of them but "finish the game" but some of them keep getting erased -- so there aren't any more short term goals left.

I played a couple of hands of Free Cell.

five acts

Oct. 10th, 2014 05:36 pm
wisdomeagle: (Rita/Fleur)
Okay what the heck I'm doing this. It's not like any of this is a secret to anyone who's read my fanfic recently..

blurb:

Based on the community [livejournal.com profile] five_acts (check it out for more details!), we're going to have a week of indulging each other's favorite kinks, tropes, acts and pairings. We're onto round nine now! In a nutshell, what we do is:

+ Post a list of your five favorite acts/kinks to read about. Check out this list if you need some inspiration. At the bottom of your post, add what fandoms/pairings you're interested in.
+ Read other people's lists; the master list of lists is here.
+ Post comment-fic based on other people's interests.

Once you've posted your list, give me the link in the comments here so that people know how to find you.

Round Nine of Five Acts will be running from October 10th to October 19th. Enjoy!


Five kinks and several fandoms under the lj-cut. Kinks are explicit and pairings are the special hell variety. Welcome to my blog.
Read more... )
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I keep forgetting to note on Culture Consumed Wednesday that this is a thing I am consuming.

... That's about it, really.
wisdomeagle: (all-nighter fandom implosion(s))
... so I have a draft.

I also have like 5 or 6 timing errors that seem to have snuck in there during rendering, but I have a rendered draft.

Also I unclogged the bathroom sink's drain.
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written

Finished Specials and read all of Extras (I finished it about ten minutes ago.)

Shay and Tally are pretty slashy. That's all I've got.

Next: I borrowed a bunch of sf/f anthologies from the library, not feeling ready to commit to anything longer than a short story.

moving pictures

I have sort of been watching Jesus Christ Superstar? I've been watching it with the sound off and in random order and watching particular clips manymany times.

I think watching it all the way through and jotting down notes might help with vidding, both in micro terms of finding appropriate clips and in macro terms of figuring out exactly what the beats of the arc are.

I've also been watching a lot of fanvids, for inspo. I've been using this masterlist, mostly.

Next: I borrowed S1 of Mad Men from the library. I watched it (that is, S1) before, but that was six years ago.

audio
Listened to worship music a bit on Spotify, also vidsong 9000 times.

games
Various solitaire variations both on the computer and with paper cards.
wisdomeagle: (strikethrough07)
I have 2 LJs, wisdomeagle and a private one. The one I'm usually logged into is displaying correctly in scheme=dystopia, which is how I have viewed LJ since 2002 and how I would like to view LJ for the rest of my life.

The other will only show in the fugly redesigned scheme, even if I append ?usescheme=lynx or =dystopia (?usescheme=lynx works fine if I am logged in on the correctly functioning account). Angry comments on the official LJ comm suggest that the intention is to eliminate the historical schemes after the new one is out of beta? There doesn't seem to be any workaround that I can find.

I am about ready to cry.

At least the private journal is still displaying correctly for now. Maybe this is the incentive I need to migrate that over here too.
wisdomeagle: (joy for ordinary time)
Completely missed in "culture consumed:" have queued literally thousands of tracks of Christian music -- hymns, liturgical music, etc. -- on Spotify. A big bunch of the Gather hymnal, John Michael Talbot, Taizé, Marty Haugen, David Haas.

I'm consuming this in such a way that I'm not properly appreciating individual pieces -- mostly it is background music -- but it is enjoyable and I think it's overall improving the quality of my life.

Next: 5304 more of the same.
wisdomeagle: (character death)
First: I saw a license plate today that said "TEA 420." My dislike of drug culture is outweighed by my love of wordplay. :)

books
Finished Uglies, read Pretties, started Specials. (All rereads).

Thought briefly about the idea of wilderness/beyond/outside the city/community/dystopia in The Giver, Gathering Blue, Hunger Games, and the Uglies series, mostly because I want Our Heroes to encounter each other in that undefined Outside space, but that's not actually a plotbunny so much as a concept, and, generally speaking, if I'm not interested in Our Heroes having sex, I'm not interested in writing about them.

Next: Rest of Specials, and maybe will actually get all the way through Extras this time.

Games
Some more Spider Solitaire and about fifty hands of FreeCell.

I started watching an Assassin's Creed Let's Play but then lost interest.

exercise
(not exactly in the spirit of "reading Wednesday," but let's be real, "reading Wednesday" is also "I swear this social media platform isn't dead Wednesday.")
for possible triggers//really vague and imprecise numbers )

other

Stood in solidarity with striking fast food workers last Thursday.

+

This has been an embarrassingly unproductive culture consumed Wednesday
wisdomeagle: (joy for Christmas)
games
approximately 9000 rounds of Spider Solitaire (not actually 9000. But a lot.)

books
+As aforeblogged, I finished the last Gossip Girl book with much squealing.
+I read Reamde by Neal Stephenson in basically one giant gulp, taking breaks only to sleep. I enjoyed it very much. There was too much action and too little gaming, but I enjoyed the gleefully absurd plot, and the fact that the protagonist was female, and I'm planning not to think too hard about anything else.
+Then I poked around a bunch. I read part of Zodiac also by Stephenson, but I don't know where I laid my copy down.
+I reread Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry because see below, movies. I had completely misremembered the ending. Huh.
+Currently halfheartedly rereading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, because YA dystopia.

Next: Unsure. I will probably continue to reread the Uglies series until I figure it out. Really ought to get back to the library to return S1 of OUAT and Reamde and find something else I want to read.

tv
Rewatched a few episodes of Gossip Girl. My DVDs are borked, which makes watching sort of problematic, and I got sidetracked by other projects.

Next: Twice accidentally typed "read" instead of "watch." Will try to read WATCH more of Gossip Girl, but clearly my motivation is not strong.

movies:
Saw The Giver IN A REAL THEATRE with my roommates. That is TWO WHOLE MOVIES I have seen in the theatre this year. The filmmakers made lots of questionable choices, but I still teared up a lot and it was a generally positive experience. Even the cranky The Book Was Better ranting is pleasurable in its way. (Of all the pleasures of life, I think I enjoy nit-picking the most!") Also lots of feels related to having read the book as a Twelve.

Next: I might at some point see another movie in a theatre, but I don't really have a timeframe for this.

music:
Last night it occurred to me to turn on Spotify to find worship music to cheer me up, so I listened to a bunch of miscellaneous things, then a bunch of Marty Haugen, and now I have queued basically all of Gather, the Roman Catholic hymnal. (I did skip many of the Christmas hymns. Listened to some of them, but am really okay with not being in the mood for Christmas music.)

Next: Another 1800 pieces of liturgical music.
wisdomeagle: (Rita/Fleur)
eeeee!
endgame spoilers )

ten year reunion sequel pls? (Except I know that a canonical sequel would probably not have an explicitly femslash ending, alas.)
wisdomeagle: (Illyria [by literati])
books:

Done rereading It Girl and currently reading the last of the Gossip Girl novels, I Will Always Love You.

Coupla thoughts:
spoilers )

Next: since this is finally the end of this universe, I'm going to switch gears entirely and read Neal Stephenson's Reamde next.

tv:
Finished S1 of Once Upon a Time and just barely managed to convince myself that I didn't need to buy S2 immediately; I can totally wait till my hold comes in.

[spoilers]
Read more... )

Next: (Re)watch of the seasons of Gossip Girl that I own.

video games:
Dragon Age: Origins: the Princess Denne adventures (Denne is my dwarf noble origin playthrough.) I finally figured out how to make the downloadable content work, so I'm using that to space out the quests that I've already played through at least twice. I just wrapped up The Heart of the Beast and now we are in Denerim.
no super major plot spoilers, but probably completely uninteresting to people who haven't played )

Next in general: I think when I finish this playthrough I will play through the Darkspawn Chronicles.
wisdomeagle: (Allison Cameron)
(I am done with work for the season, so consuming All The Media)

books
It Girl series reread. Up to Unforgettable.

tv
+I watched Orphan Black (thus far). It was enjoyable and also Siobhan is the actual prettiest. Reminds me very much of Dark Angel, only with competent actors.
+I am watching S1 of Once Upon a Time. It is possibly actually the most ridiculous thing ever. I don't know if I'd say I love it, but I can see how a person could love it. And I am kinda shipping Mary Margaret/Emma, because actual worst. (Also usual inability to distinguish white boys has apparently extended to white girls, and it took me three episodes to realize that Snow White wasn't played by Jennifer Morrison.) Orphan Black is probably a better show by any conceivable measures -- better acting, better plotting, way better sfx -- but OUAT is all tropey and ridiculous, so yeah.

Next:
More OUAT, more It Girl.
wisdomeagle: (Faith/Buffy)
I'm not ignoring your comments re: tarot. I have no engage right now. Hopefully I will emerge soon and be able to talk to people again.

Now back to Gossip Girl reread.

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