jonesandashes: (mismatched and on the line)
2012-09-18 05:32 pm

driveby fannish update: gpoy edition

Spoilers: Um, the approximate equivalent of somebody reading a book in the same room as you and making reaction faces and/or noises into her hands.

breaking bad, avengers, teen wolf, doctor who, code name verity, community )

cut text is a lie! apparently, there is no code name verity. why do you hate me, journal cuts?



jonesandashes: (happy dinosaurs are happy)
2012-01-02 02:00 pm

yuletide reveals

a wild journal post appears! it is wearing just barely still seasonal santa hat!

For yuletide this year I received A Few Small Repairs (The Walking Dead) by carryokee. Daryl deals with Sophia's death. Coda to episode 2.07.  -- A lovely little look at Daryl, and who he is (consciously and unconsciously) becoming. Also features Daryl's relationship with Carol, in the quiet context of grief and loss and unavoidable, unstoppable change. Thanks again, carryokee! <3

I wrote Open Problem (Push): It’s Cassie who finds the number. In which Cassie and Nick cope with the apparent omniscience of Elizabeth Holmes, and also the many people who want to kill them.

Obligatory yuletide participant adventure, 2011: So I signed up for Push without actually watching the movie. A sure-fire recipe for yuletide-related OH NO BEARS, right? Not so much. That part was totally fine. Actual yuletide-related OH NO BEARS award this time around goes to writing at the airport while waiting for my flight home at six in the morning. I shall find a quiet place to wait and write! I thought. So I did, and then almost missed my flight. HA HA HA. ALL THE HEART FAILURE. To be fair, that one was less to do with what I was doing, and more to do with accidentally thinking that all the passengers boarding a plane takes 0 minutes and then voila you fly, despite logic - and personal experience traveling by plane! - indicating that this is really, really not how that works. At all. (There is a reason I am a little bit paranoid about dates and times. That reason is stuff like this. Folks, I thought I was early.)

Yuletide recs, such as I get to them, are on le pinboard.
jonesandashes: (maybe we just feel EVIL)
2011-08-23 03:22 pm

(no subject)

1. their vision is based on movement
2. ...that's about it

1. *white noise*

1. super intelligent fruit flies of NIMH
2. there is a grape stem in the garbage and
    a) lid security has been breached

But it's all super fine because I am basically made of stealth, which is a very important quality in waging fruit fly warfare.

This has been a post.
jonesandashes: (clearly it is tea time)
2011-08-08 05:54 pm
jonesandashes: (red chair)
2011-07-01 02:20 pm

(no subject)

cleaning out my computer has culminated in trying to go through the two notepad documents that hang out on my desktop and are filled with miscellany. ...except total wordcount is about 24000 and i have suddenly remembered why i never get around to doing this. maybe instead of organizing them, i can just call them journals and then leave them to themselves. that seems very reasonable to me.

next up: dishes, because i am out of plates, and pretending my fritzy internet did not just come back online so as to actually accomplish something. *whistles* and then going to the park for canada day celebrations! there's supposed to be live music and CAKE. :D 
jonesandashes: (mismatched and on the line)
2011-06-29 08:33 pm

three great ideas make a post

This is super cool.

I am very firmly of the belief that there are certain AUs that every fandom should have. Things like "everyone turns into X for no apparent reason whatsoever," or the high school AU (which I don't usually read? but I like knowing is out there), or the musician AU, and MOST OF ALL, the zombie apocalypse AU. There are a whole host of AUs that I love seeing, but every fandom needs a zombie apocalypse AU. They just do.

I hereby propose a subset to the zombie apocalypse AU, wherein there are DANCING ZOMBIES. Wouldn't that just be the most ridiculous and best thing ever? And you dance to blend in, or they notice you and you DIE. And it could be hilarious, or it could be dark and frightening, or it could be BOTH PLUS HYSTERICS. Characters would run into other survivors and swap information about what's being danced where, all "shit man, I heard down in Florida it's nothing but the tango" and "if your square dance is as bad as mine is, don't get caught on the north end."

People would be creeping through a quiet street, not a soul in sight, maybe spying a grocery store that doesn't look nine kinds of ransacked or a car that might still have gas-

And then the beat would start.



It's super hot out and today is one of those days where I feel too much like an adult. Obviously the solution is ice cream, except I am basically out of ice cream. Acceptable substitute? Frozen peas. Om nom nom.


I am about to watch State of Play. YAY JAMES MCAVOY TIME.
jonesandashes: (mismatched and on the line)
2011-06-13 03:46 pm

driveby fannish update: all things eclipsed by xmen edition

Every time I post on here I feel like I need to do a fannish orientation post or something, because a) okay yes, usually it has been a while and b) my heart is fickle and no fandom, regardless of quality, can exclusively hold my attention for very long. It's like wanderlust, except with fictional sandboxes.

So. DRIVEBY FANNISH UPDATE TIME. Uh, this is going under a single cut, because all fannish updates are very vague and sans plot spoilers.

Doctor Who, Thor, X-Men )

Also I have now seen two episodes of Mad Men. It is quite good! I'd seen clips on youtube before and knew a whole bunch of stuff about the plot, because that's just how I roll, and never really been that impressed - but this is absolutely a show that needs to be watched more holistically. So much of its most powerful scene are played in this really fabulously understated way, carefully built up throughout an episode to fit both thematically and within multiple character arcs. Meaning only really apparent through context? Sign me up.
jonesandashes: (Default)
2011-06-11 01:11 am

or maybe this means it is TIME FOR BED

That time when you know for sure you commented on an lj entry but you go back and look and you apparently did not, even though you remember typing the thing. Weird, you think, except then while you're skimming through the other comments looking for your own you realize they have all changed, and the ones you remember reading are not there any more. And there are .gif spam comments where there weren't any before.

...Because, like, I would totally have remembered a comment .gif spam if there had been one, right? I didn't just make up third-party internet interaction, right?

I don't even know. Possible explanations include: spending too much time on the x-men kink meme, where the sheer volume of EPIC ANGST and emotional investment of ALL THE FEELINGS have rotted out key parts of my mental facilities.
jonesandashes: (clearly it is tea time)
2011-05-26 02:50 pm

things! or, five things make a post

1. Have discovered tumblr. It is made of pretty things and really specific tags and unadulterated enthusiasm and I kind of love it lots and lots.

2. Have discovered nail polish. I just painted my nails a very lovely blue, because my awesome roommate has a little nail polish collection going on, but I think I am going to have to go buy my own. Because I want more blues! And maybe also a light purple? *hands* Oh the possibilities.

3. Finally remembered that I had saved some songs on stereomood that I hadn't ever gotten around to acquiring for my itunes. And some of them I still really like? But there were songs I really loved a few months ago that just aren't doing it for me now. Huh. Basically everything on there was music that I liked writing essays to, and that's- really not what I'm doing now. 

This piano cover for Where Is My Mind (The Pixies) is still gorgeous, though.

4. Saw Thor. I went all by myself! which I had never done before, but which was a good time. I actually have loads and loads of thoughts about Thor, comic-book movies, archetypes, tone, 'the gritty reboot,' Marvel, alternate universes, destiny, the upcoming Avengers movie, and TOM HIDDLESTON'S FACE. (I walked out of the theater and the entire way to the bus I was like NERDS, TO MEEEEEEEE because this is a movie that NEEDS TO BE DISCUSSED but alas did not immediately stumble upon a group of folks wearing threadless T-shirts and talking about comics.) Luckily I have access to a [personal profile] pollyrepeat (who is the most enabling enabler to ever enable but is at least responsible about it and available for very flaily phone calls afterward) and the aforementioned awesome roommate and so I did not burst. 

I am currently waist-deep in all the Thor fic the internets have to offer me, and dreading the day when I run out of it. /o\

5. ...I don't have a 5. Um. Yesterday I watched Star Trek and it was awesome? And there were a million million lens flares, oh my word. Once you start noticing them, you can't stop.
jonesandashes: (happy dinosaurs are happy)
2011-05-09 03:48 pm

(no subject)

Yesterday I watched The Hurt Locker. I can't believe it took me so long to get around to it - this movie is right up my alley. (That is, the 'war movies are super interesting and look relationships under pressure and also stuff blows up!' alley.) I really liked it quite a lot - definitely one I would watch again. I liked all of the three main guys, but found James fascinating. Unsurprisingly, this ends in a zombie AU. )

Aaaaand (very) brief talk of The Avengers movie cast. )
jonesandashes: (mismatched and on the line)
2011-05-06 06:58 pm

ian, FREEZE.

Today is laundry day! So naturally I made coasters out of ruined DVDs.

photographic evidence... )

I feel it might be necessary to clarify that Alan Grant is not actually on the ceiling? Er. In my defense, the dinosaur started its life as a botched artistic staircase, SO.


I like to have a gazillion firefox tabs open at once (tab browsing changed my life, true fact).  But sometimes I have a tree of tabs I need to keep around that I don't want to deal with until later. Bookmarking is the obvious choice, but as soon as my pages disappear into the depths of my bookmarks I tend to forget about them. Insert pop culture alien reference here.

Oh internets, I thought. If only there was a way to keep my for-later tabs visible but not cluttering up my sidebar or sucking up resources!

Turns out there totally is: TabGroups Manager. It basically lets you open, name and organize groups of tabs. Or if you're already using Tree Style Tabs, it lets you organize your groups of tabs into groups of tabs. (The dream is collapsing!) And best of all, you can hibernate tab groups to save resources. \o/ \o/
jonesandashes: (maybe we just feel EVIL)
2011-04-27 10:44 am

so that was a fun evening

Step one: decide what current WIP needs is a creepy sack.
Step two: watch Coraline.
Step three: stay up late coming up with ways to freak out WIP main character.
Step four: profit!! CAN'T SLEEP, HOUSE WILL EAT ME.

Coraline is a really excellent movie, though. I usually like Neil Gaiman, so there's another book to add to the summer reading list.
jonesandashes: (clearly it is tea time)
2011-04-25 03:14 pm

agh, time. also, doctor who.

And all of a sudden it's three weeks later! Nooooooo. Someday I am going to get used to how time continuously and steadily moves forward, even when you aren't looking. Today is not that day. Maybe my inability to come to terms with that has manifested itself in an enormous fondness for time-traveling fictions? Hmmm.

SPEAKING OF TIME TRAVEL. DW: The Impossible Astronaut )

In conclusion, is it next week yet?

I have also been listening to some of the Doctor Who soundtracks. "This is Gallifrey" is so pretty I can't even handle it.

And now, I am off to go see Source Code. Apparently it is like Groundhog Day meets Inception? I like both those movies, and one of them (you will never guess which!) ate my entire summer last year and resulted in sudden understanding of concepts like "fluff," "curtain fic," and "OTP." So possibly this will be pretty good! Either way it has Michelle Monaghan, so that's a win.
jonesandashes: (red chair)
2011-04-07 02:25 pm

my brother said we'll hunt it together

Just handed in an essay on Canadian literature, like a boss. \o/

So yesterday when I was desperately searching the internet for something, anything to keep me from my schoolwork, I came across His Face All Red by Emily Carroll. This is a relatively short, supremely terrifying web comic. The art is fabulous, the story is fabulous. Possibly this is tied for the creepiest thing I have ever come across on the internet.*

The other winning spot is of course held by this deep-water squid alien with elbows.**

*Not counting various amazing works of fan fic, or Toddlers in Tiaras.
jonesandashes: (prentiss)
2011-04-03 02:30 pm

...I really need an Olivia icon.

It could bond with my Emily Prentiss icon over how awesome their featured characters are. 

Oh no it has been three weeks since I've posted anything here! /o\ Tiiiiiiiime, I shake my fist at you. The next two weeks are going to be a) really quite busy with school but also happily b) not as busy as the last three. And then AND THEN I get to wonderful things like move into a bigger apartment, frolic around outside, and finally, FINALLY get my hands on Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Actually I have a whole list of movies and tv I am going to mainline this summer. It is quite extensive.

:D :D

In the meantime I have been watching quite a lot of Parks and Recreation, because it is 20 minutes and happy and therefore perfect for watching around paper-writing. Leslie Knope, you are my favourite! Followed fairly closely by Ron Swanson. On tumblr somewhere there is a picture of Ron Swanson next to a cat that looks exactly like Ron Swanson and now I can't unsee the resemblance.

When I am not doing homework or watching Parks and Rec or playing around on gimp with pictures of stairs I am catching up on Fringe. Only three episodes behind now! I already, uh, ~know things~. There is a correlation between myself and accidentally on purpose clicking spoiler-cuts. But I am very excited to actually see things happen in - real life? ....Its fictional life, but my real life. Anyway, things! Things coming together! *hands*
jonesandashes: (Default)
2011-03-14 01:54 am

that moment when

you realize that whenever "Flying Dreams" from The Secret of NIMH comes up on your iTunes shuffle, you always end up spending the duration of the song with your chin in your hands, staring off into space. (Or I do, anyway. Helloooo, childhood.)

jonesandashes: (mismatched and on the line)
2011-03-13 12:03 am
Entry tags:

three things make a post

If my research paper asks, I am not here.

1. The History of Science Fiction  - SO COOL. I kind of want a big print out of that to put on my wall.

2. Have fallen hard for Lackadaisy, which is this gorgeous and completely wonderful online comic. It's about prohibition mobsters! Who are CATS. And it has finally been updated today aaaaaaah.

3. Relatedly, I went looking for Lackadaisy fic (AS YOU DO and also because I am forever doomed to give my heart to teeny tiny fandoms) and unsurprisingly, there is not very much there. But! There IS this glorious 17,000 word story, The Midnight Special by prodigy: How Mordecai Heller became wanted for murder in St. Louis, Missouri: a story in five years, five hours, and one irascible Slav.

Even if Lackadaisy had the fannish numbers and content of something enormous like Inception, I would still single out this one. As it is, I am a shark circling the waters of this story. I read and reread at different speeds and it stays amazing! I don't think you even have to know anything about the source to enjoy it - there's this hired gun named Mordecai Heller, and he is spectacular and terrifying in turns. (Although if you are not familiar with the source, GO. GO NOW.)
jonesandashes: (clearly it is tea time)
2011-03-04 12:56 pm


Television has been super interesting lately (I am looking at YOU, The Good Wife <3), except it has been a very long week and so anything even sort of resembling critical thinking is kind of off the table at this point.

Like, if my brain was cat right now, it would probably be this cat:

- Which doesn't bode well at all for all the very productive weekend I need to have. /o\ And I just- ALL IS WANT TO DO IS WATCH FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, OKAY, IS THAT SO WRONG.
jonesandashes: (clearly it is tea time)
2011-02-23 02:27 pm

the eagle is ROME

It is Wednesday and I haven't posted yet this week, which means I should get on that. o/ Woo, commitment.

Yesterday I went to see The Eagle. There were a grand total of four of us in the theater (although a handful more drifted in about an hour after it started). Thoughts, I have them. They are kind of long, so I added pretty pictures of Jamie Bell.

The Eagle )
jonesandashes: (bad guy ben linus)
2011-02-15 01:04 pm
Entry tags:

tables should be able to stay up on only three legs

I have been introduced to the most amazing thing! But wait, wait, we have to do this right. It goes like this:

I am now emotionally invested in Young Justice.

For all intents and purposes my Young Justice canon consists of following an online RPG.

...On twitter. The, uh, the tumblr someone has put together is usually easier to follow.

I should really start keeping track of how many emails over the years I have sent to [ profile] pollyrepeat  that consist of WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME and I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY NOW, because seriously.

(I am 92% bluster. This whole thing is hilarious and adorable and occasionally even ~dramatic~. Will Robin accept Kid Flash's unexpected valentine card proclamation of like-liking him or is their friendship ruined forever? Will Superboy ever figure out how twitter really works? WAS THE SHEEP HARMED? These updates are now required for happy living.)

Fandom! How so super cool creative?