wisdomeagle: bottle of purple liquid with a pipe floating in it, text "bpal!" (perfume)
books:

I finished The Night She Died and read all of Six Feet Under by Dorothy Simpson. I really like these books; they are British cozies featuring an police detective, and all the mysteries are of the small village/lots of secrets/complicated interpersonal relationships kind, very Agatha Christie (and particularly very Jane Marple; Jane Marple would solve all of these cases in basically a day, but we provide allowances for Detective Inspector Luke Thanet.) They were written in the 1980s and 1990s and are set then, which is really nice and appropriately period, and only occasionally provides confusion of the, "How did people live before Google?" variety. (When reading Christie, it's easy to put myself in that time period, but these are much closer to contemporary so I keep doing doubletakes and thinking, "Can't you just check the internets?")

I also read 1 Kings and a good bit of 2 Kings for Sunday school. I will try to finish 2 Kings, and then read Micah, which is what's next.

In terms of fiction, next up is the set of library books that I am very excited about -- there is apparently a third Bridget Jones book, there are two more books by Jincy Willett, and there is Clariel.

For many years of my life, I looked fruitlessly for Regiment of Women by Clemence Dane. A chapter was anthologized in Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present ed. Lillian Faderman, and that chapter plus the things mentioned in the preceding biographical blurb were basically tailor-made for my burgeoning kinks. (It is not a happy story and is deeply homophobic, according to the summary, and ends with pastede on het, but!

[behind the cut for trigger warnings, because your kinks are not my kinks. (Probably internalized) homophobia and mention of suicide]

Read more... )

Anyhow, I fruitlessly searched for many years but couldn't find it, and yesterday I suddenly remembered it -- I saw mention of "queer literary fiction" and it popped into my head -- and lo, there is is on Project Gutenberg. If we have this technology, why don't we have the technology to send it back in time to me-at-fourteen, who really wanted to read it? I suck at reading long things on my computer, and my interest in self-loathing lesbians is substantially less than it used to be, so I suspect I won't actually read it. Which is sad, because teenage!me. (and because I feel like a crossover between this and Discworld's Monstrous Regiment needs to exist.)

perfume

My BPAL 'weenie decants from [community profile] synecdochic_decants arrived just in time for me to wear the first four on the correct days. Brief writeups, since heaven knows I won't manage longer ones:
Read more... )

food

I usually talk about this on Culture Created Tuesday, since most of the food I eat is created by me, but we went out to eat for my birthday.

We went to Alladin Cafe. I got lentil soup ("Red lentils seasoned with saffron, curry, cumin and lemon") and lamb kabob ("Tender marinated lamb, grilled and served with cucumber yogurt sauce" and with basmati rice and sautéed vegetables). It was all quite delicious.

I also got crème brûlée from Cosentinos, which was, as aforementioned, both disappointing and inspirational.

coloring books

I am not sure where these fall on the consumed/created scale, but Elizabeth gave me a Care Bears coloring and activity book for my birthday, so the first hour of being 29 was a lot like being 5.

sports

I half-heartedly watched the by-play on mlb.com during the last game of the World Series, so I would know whether my pie was celebratory or consoling.

+++

idk, I feel like I don't know where the week went. I mean, frequently I frivol away time, but I usually at least know where it went. I guess I did a bunch of baking, and read a novel and a half, and did a bunch of personal writing, and went out to eat with my roommates, and had a long phone call with my dad last night, and these things add up.
wisdomeagle: (Keith/Veronica kiss)
Bible crossovers for [personal profile] mayhap.

 

1.  Naomi  ends up on Serenity, where I think her personality (planning/plotting to protect family) will mesh just fine. Kaylee ship ensues, because obvs.

2.  Miriam, Shiphrah, Puah, the Egyptian princess, possibly Zipporah battle Goa'uld, defeat them, alter history.

3. Esther x America's Next Top  Model fusion.

4. Rogue!transgirl!Jacob/Mage!Rachel/Warrior!Leah have RPG style adventures. (Not strictly speaking a crossover bunny, but you could fuse worldbuilding from favorite RPG mythology. Also I just made Jacob palatable to me -- because incestuous lesbian threesomes make everything more palatable y/y?)

5. Jael the Vampire Slayer.

6. Gossip Evangelist Luke blogs the glamorous lives of Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, Mary, Martha, Lazarus, Nicodemus, Simon the Pharisee, Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus of Nazareth, Simon Peter, Judas Iscariot, etc. in the Upper East Side.

 

Happy birthday, Mayhap! May your year be filled with improbable fanfic. :D
wisdomeagle: (Ducky)
Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you one sentence from that story.
wisdomeagle: (River)
I figured out how, of course, the Much Ado ado can help me finish the Jossverse RPF high school AU that stalled out because I couldn't decide what play they were going to put on.

Good ideas make me tingly. *crosses toes that I'll actually be able to write words*
wisdomeagle: (Beka ::facepalm::)
Ack! Things need done! Apartment needs cleaned! Clothes need cleaned! Phone calls need made! CD from library must be found in the midst of disaster that is apartment/car!

Will do everything tonight! No, have meditation tonight and must get some sleep as have exciting possibly late night tomorrow. Will skip laundry for another night. Will just clean until 6 when I leave for meditation.

All right. First thing is they are powerwashing the sides of the buildings tomorrow so much get stuff off porch. Stuff off porch! Garbage put in garbage bag, chairs stacked precariously in shed!

All right, next thing.

Um.

Right then. I wonder what the internets say.

Oooh, must remember Dar concert is tomorrow! Must buy tickets, make plans with [livejournal.com profile] mayhap!

Right then. Will run out to car and get GPS and charge it so can get to Dar without getting lost.

Mmm. Next thing.

Uh.

I wonder what the internets say!

Have concert tickets! Right then. Cleaning.

Have gotten all bags of garbage out to car. Have filled up one additional bag with obvious recycling.

Feel kind of dizzy. Did I eat today? I did. Ate fruit for breakfast, bagel + chicken + Naked Juice for lunch. That's protein and carbs. Still, feel dizzy. Will have to go grocery shopping after meditation. Drinking juice now.

Ugh, it is too ridiculous and hot outside.

Maybe I could go over to the library before meditation and return pile of books and get more Agatha Christie, since am on kick that nothing but Christie will fulfill. Also counts as cleaning, since removes massive pile of books from couch.

*PS that would be a great fanfic, yes/no?
wisdomeagle: (Ann M. Martin)
I have decided the best way to organize my BSC books is chronologically by publication date -- that is, with Super Specials and Mysteries mixed in where they fit in the main series timeline. And Little Sister books, too.

Why, other than to drive myself insaner?

So that I can make a complete (looping!) timeline of the series. This is one of my Major BSC Canon Projects. The other is making a spreadsheet of how attractive they all find each other in every chapter 2, to see if I can draw lines of desire using the power of SCIENCE.

I've separated my adult books from my good middle reader/young adult books:


([livejournal.com profile] fox1013's icon, that is)

The only problem with this?

+I am still buying into the artificial separation of quality literature like Little Women and formulaic crap like my horribly offensive crime-solving nun books adult and young adult and middle reader fiction?
+Despite having only half as much adult fiction, I still don't have room to shelve it?
+I don't know how to sort the YA stuff that doesn't have authors?
+It highlights the sad gaps in the series I am collecting?
+I totally forgot about the twenty+ SVH books I had hidden in the closet, so now I am not sure I have adequate shelving after all?
+There's still no way to hide the fact that the single largest category of books I own is BSC books.
+And I'm cataloging them according to my own geeky system
+and putting all the Paula Danziger books in front of all the Ann M. Martin books so that Snail Mail No More (and eventually, P.S., Longer Letter Later can live together?
+and calling this whole section of my bookshelves "Pollyanna."
+Meanwhile, on the adult side, I can see that my thorough-going devotion to mysteries, clergy and religious, crime-solving religious, and pedophilia is plainly on display. (Okay, I've only got Lolita and Tom Perotta's Little Children, plus various mysteries involving members of the Catholic church so... face meets desk.

I sold back a box of books to Half-Price books this afternoon. With the proceeds I bought 2 Little Sister books and a vegetarian cookbook.

One of my yardsale finds: Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy by Wenelin Van Draanen. Let's see. This book is:

+Part of a series
+of mysteries
+for kids
+and has bonus surprise nuns.

\o/

(Ooh, and I have just realized that Sammy is a girl! EVEN BETTER!)

Wee femslash porn battle at [livejournal.com profile] femmeslash.

I really wish more of you lived around here and could come over and have a slumber party. :(

BSC AU ideas that I have had in the past year:
+BSC Regency Romance AU (The Young Governesses series). I have titles for the first four books! A Dangerous Habit, The Bradford Phantom, Chosen Vices and Secret Salvation.
+BSC convent AU. Because Kristy Thomas was born to be a Mother Superior.

I'm reading the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld and writing BtVS crossovers in my head. Maybe someday I will actually write fanfic on paper again.
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[rated nc-17, no serious spoilers, way tmi. Please append "IN FICTION" to every time I say "my kink" or "not my kink"]

and bingo was hir name-o )
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+Ethan/Maybourne. I still think it's a good idea!
+Willow/Giles post-S6 that I had forgotten about. I read it with great eagerness and squeed at all the gooey, shippy bits. I am such an embarrassing fangirl, sometimes. It totally needs some kissage, though. *pouts*
+Two completely corrupted discs. I reallyhope that information is still available on Della. Oh man, I'm so scared about going in because what if I can't recover her data and ...

Okay guys. It is almost 7 am and I haven't been to bed but I am going to attempt a rescue mission (... it is bad that this is the summary of my Keith/Veronica/Mac fic. That did not exactly work out for Mac, although she did get hot threesome sex. Though I do not think there is hot threesome sex on Della. That is mostly a recent discovery of mine). Um, think good thoughts in our direction as I try to rescue the data from my poor, dying computer?

[meme]

Oct. 12th, 2007 10:11 pm
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Last seen at the journal of [livejournal.com profile] alixtii.

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc. Then write your reaction to each pairing (or a snippet of a hypothetical fic featuring each pairing).

Last done here. I used last names then, so I'll use first names this time:

[spoilers for Serenity.]
my favorite is the elaborate biblefic/Matilda crossover )
wisdomeagle: Original Cindy and Max from Dark Angel getting in each other's personal space (Default)
or, instead of going to bed, I have written almost 2000 words of Jossverse RPF high school AU.

Stage crew totally qualifies as a performing art.

dreamverse

Aug. 18th, 2007 09:54 am
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I dreamt that I was Harry Potter. Only, not a black-haired teenage boy, etc., still me, only filling in my universe the same function Harry fills in his. It involved something about time-travel and needing to go back in time and discovering I needed to kill my younger self, because the evil wasn't external, it was me. (Or possibly, as the dream morphed, the kidlet.)

Then I dreamed that various characters had switched powers -- only it was more an AU where the powers were switched from birth, since (as I explained to my girlfriend in the dream) straight powerswitch, you still have however many years of character development with the canonical powers, but the alwayalready powerswitch, well, Hank McCoy's reaction to growing blue fur is going to be different from, say, William the Bloody's.

Xander got Warren Worthington's power. (YES I DREAMED WINGFIC.) Spike was running for President, which makes me suspect he got Sam Seaborn's power.

and a meme

Jun. 25th, 2007 03:13 pm
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I've suddenly developed a completely rational fear of being spoiled for Stargate: SG-1. Maybe this would be a good time finally to crack open the S9 DVDs? (Or maybe I should just watch "Abyss" again. And again. And again.)

Anyhow, a meme, that doesn't involve any stargates:

Spotted at the journal of [livejournal.com profile] scrollgirl

Pick 12 characters you like, and then answer the questions below the cut about them. Obviously first choose your characters before you see the questions.

1. Ducky McCrae (California Diaries)
2. Rupert Giles (BtVS)
3. Minerva McGonagall (HP)
4. Hermione Granger (HP)
5. CJ Cregg (West Wing)
6. Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (BtVS/A)
7. Tara Maclay (BtVS)
8. Maggie Blume (CA Diaries)
9. Kaylee Frye (FF)
10. Joss Whedon (RPF)
11. Cordelia Chase (BtVS/A)
12. Miranda Bailey (GA)

cut text equals 'cut text equals...' )
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God, I hope someone is awake and memetic.

If you had me under your command and could make me write anything, regardless of whether or not I know the fandom or if anybody even writes fic in that fandom and no matter how crack-addled it might be,what would you love to see me write?

[random]

May. 5th, 2007 11:12 pm
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I just saw an ad for Disney world in my email account. "Gee!" I thought, "a trip to Disney world would make a great fanfic. I'm thinking Baby-Sitters Club."

Then I remembered. "Oh yeah," I said. (I think in hypertext all the time, don't you?)

If I tell you I'm writing very long Harry Potter fic, that will probably jinx it, right?
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] voleuse. I was like, I won't do any memes until I quell these plotbunnies. Then I thought, ooh, that's an interesting meme. Weak I tell you WEAK.

I, um, gave up coffee for Lent and haven't been drinking it daily, just occasionally. So there's this problem where I have NO TOLERANCE again. So it's not just the traditional Easter binge, it happens EVERY WEEK. Oops.

Meme, anyhow.

Name or describe [no more than] three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return, I will attempt to write a snippet of one of them.

*preens*
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So, um, would anyone like to claim credit or blame for the incredibly wrong, plotless Cordy/Angel/Connor I found written on an envelope in my room? If someone thinks s/he requested it and would still like to read it, I will gladly attempt to edit it to make the porn less egregiously hideous and post it.
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I put my name in the anonymous tell me what I should or could and probably won't write more of meme here.

Eighteen most requested pairings in [livejournal.com profile] femslash07 so far:
Buffyverse - Buffy/Faith - 12
Firefly - Kaylee/Inara - 10
Veronica Mars - Veronica/Mac - 9
Buffyverse - Dawn/Faith - 8
Stargate: Atlantis - Elizabeth/Teyla - 8
Buffyverse - Darla/Drusilla - 7
Firefly - Kaylee/River - 7
House, M.D. - Cameron/Cuddy - 7
Stargate: SG-1 - Sam/Vala - 7
XMM - Rogue/Kitty - 7
Bring It On - Missy/Torrance - 6
Buffyverse - Fred/Harmony - 6
Doctor Who (new) - Gwen Cooper/Toshiko Sato - 6
Grey's Anatomy - Cristina/Meredith - 6
Bring It On - Missy/Isis - 5
Buffyverse - Buffy/Cordelia - 5
Buffyverse - Cordelia/Faith - 5
Doctor Who (new) - Suzie Costello/Toshiko Sato - 5

And the most requested pairings in wildcard fandoms:
Gilmore Girls - Rory Gilmore/Paris Geller - 4
The West Wing - CJ/Kate - 4
X-Men comics - Jean Grey/Emma Frost - 4
Bend it Like Beckham - Jess/Jules - 3
Bones - Brennan/Angela - 3
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Lena/Bridget - 3
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[livejournal.com profile] liviapenn asked us to assemble crossover teams of awesome. So far I have made three. I will pretty much be playing this game all day and not thinking about my wisdom teeth like, at all.
wisdomeagle: Original Cindy and Max from Dark Angel getting in each other's personal space (Default)
[in which I resort to capslock and exclamation points to express my point]

! )

I want to write Cuddy/House/Cameron (House/Cuddy/Cameron? Can't decide!) I've decided I really love the F/M/f dynamic. (a la Incurable) but couldn't think of any fandoms where all three characters (dommey woman, older man, Mary Sue) actually appeared. Because apparently my brain wasn't thinking of House. But really, so perfect. *craves*

oh my goodness; there is something wrong with my brain.

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