Galadriel
01 July 2014 @ 11:01 am

♥ Happy Canada Day! ♥

 
 
 
 
Galadriel
01 April 2014 @ 10:39 am
Title: The Chase
Author: Galadriel (caras_galadhon)
Fandom: LotR
Character: Aragorn
Rating: R
Wordcount: 1311
Archive: AO3, sons_of_gondor and Rugbytackling.
Feedback: Always appreciated.
Disclaimer: I have a vivid fantasy life, but I do not pretend to be JRR Tolkien, nor do I pretend to own his characters.
Summary: The servants of Sauron were cunning, and came in pleasing disguises as oft as not.
Warning: Depiction is not endorsement. Highlight for specifics: Non-con.
Notes: I wrote this back in 2011 and then... sat on it. I'm not sure why. It was for splix, and I think she's already seen it (maybe?), but I didn't post at the time. I was waiting for something, but I don't remember what. So here it is now.

Strider gritted his teeth, flexing the soles of his feet, trying for more purchase...Collapse )
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
Hey folks,

Popping up my head to say that while I'm not expecting anything in the mail, this is your official notice to not use the New Zealand mailing address anymore. It is no longer valid, and the Post Office will not redirect mail sent to it (for logical but irritating reasons). Please use my permanent Canadian address to contact me via the mail.

Yes, I'm still in NZ. No, not for long.

No, I'm not done my PhD yet. Yes, I'm getting closer, but we're not there yet. (There is always another wrench waiting to be thrown into the works. I have already encountered several.)

I spend a great deal of time just wanting to write/read fic. I can't do either in any appreciable way, because... I'm supposed to be finishing my damn dissertation. Pfft.

I sent something like 22 postcards to people before Xmas. I think I'm aware of 6 arriving. I have no idea if the rest made it or not. I'm assuming they did? I hope?

If you would like a postcard from NZ, please let me know, since you've got about 3 weeks left.

Thank you so much to the people who sent me holiday cards! You are lovely and sweet, and I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to say so individually. Thank you.

Other things [mostly fannish, some personal]...Collapse )

I wish I had a better sense of what people have been up to, but I honestly haven't had much of a chance to do anything but navigate my program and all the packing and moving and packing and moving and packing involved. (Dear god, it was like it was never going to end.) And I still have plenty of things to close out here, so I'm going to remain absent for a while longer. Bleh.

I hope you're all well.
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
07 January 2014 @ 12:20 pm
Title: Spilt Milk
Author: Galadriel (caras_galadhon)
Fandom: The Hobbit
Pairing: Beorn/Fili
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 3095
Archive: AO3 and hobbitfilmfic.
Feedback: Always appreciated.
Disclaimer: I have a vivid fantasy life, but I do not pretend to be JRR Tolkien, nor do I pretend to own his characters.
Summary: First, the skinchanger had insisted Fili bathe away from the others, and now Fili was presented with a bath of... milk?
Warning: Depiction is not endorsement.
Notes: Written for the hobbit_kink prompt, "Beorn likes to give Fíli his milk, filling him with it and feeding it to him." This one is a little outside my wheelhouse, but hey, why not start the new year off with a new challenge, eh? ^_^ It was fun!

Much love to empy, who encouraged me through the entire draft. If she hadn't sacrificed sleep to stay awake with me, I probably wouldn't have finished, certainly not in one go. And much love to savageseraph too, for always reading my work, regardless. ♥

Fili still wasn't sure how he'd consented to this treatment...Collapse )
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
10 December 2013 @ 01:54 am
So I went to the very first NZ screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug tonight (gala/charity event for a marine preserve), and I can say, without being spoilery in the least, that it is a better movie than An Unexpected Journey. (And I say this as someone who was terrified they were going to fuck up Smaug, proto-dragon of my heart. ♥) Some of the silly bits that I felt marred the first in terms of tone have been all but left behind, and the pacing is far tighter and quicker.

General discussion of/minor spoilers for Smaug's design...Collapse )

Anyway, I'm going to another screening Wednesday night after the fan party, so I might leave posting more specific and detailed thoughts until then (or later, since I'm still labouring under a deadline pre-going home for the holidays).

As for the charity event, it was quite nice...Collapse )

In the end, the gala was definitely worth it, and I'm really glad I went. It was reasonably relaxed, I got to see the movie early, and even with a few kinks in the works, I came out of it happy.

So, yeah. Non-spoilery review of DoS: Better than AUJ, definitely good, parts of it will upset purists (especially those who aren't aware of how they're also cribbing from the Appendices), but most changes make sense on a filmic level. *nod*

...I'm very tired now, but holy crap, that is more posting on LJ than I've done in a while. I have no graceful segue out, so, um, g'night, then. *crashes*
 
 
current mood: pleased
current music: Brothers & Sisters

 
 
Galadriel
Guys, guuuuuys, you're not going to believe this, but I've actually managed to successfully send out some holiday cards this year. I know, I'm shocked too!

Given that the test batch has gone off well, I'm feeling surprisingly confident, and I'd like to try and send some holiday-ish NZ postcards to the rest of you. I do have some addresses already, but I worry that people have moved around a bit since I last recorded them (or I don't have everyone's to begin with), so I'd very much appreciate if you'd leave your address in the comments to this post. Whether you've given me your address before or not, I'd really appreciate it. I promise, you will not be signed up for weird mailing lists, and I won't send you an angry bobcat in a box.

No, you don't have to be sending cards out in order to get one, I promise. I'm just full of boundless optimism and pre-stamped cards and want to share them with you. ^_~

Comments are screened for privacy, but you're also welcome to PM me or email me your address (at galadriel AT shaw DOT ca). Sooner is better, but I'm willing to entertain stragglers up to the 13th of this month. (Later than that means I'll probably get something out to you late January/early February.)

Thanks a bunch!
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
19 October 2013 @ 12:22 am
I know, I know, all I do lately is pop in and out with announcements, but we're getting closer and closer to my being able to participate more fully as the light at the end of my dissertational tunnel is getting nearer and nearer. Please send good thoughts that it's not an incoming train. With that said, as with every year...

'Tis the season! It's wall-to-wall exchanges and challenges from here until the new year, and I'd be remiss in not trying to entice a few of you into lotr_sesa! Surely there is room in your holiday plans for a little fun in Middle-earth? ^_^


LotR SeSa 2013: Signups Now Open!
So, it's that time of the year again: time to sign up for the Lord of the Rings Secret Santa exchange! Slash, femslash, het and gen, fic and fanart; you can request it all, so why not join in? (Please note that this is an FPF -- Fictional, not Real Person -- exchange.) The sign-up post is here, and sign-ups will run from now until October 28th.
    Important Dates:
    Sign-ups: Oct. 14 to Oct. 28
    Assignments sent out: Nov. 5
    Fic/art due: Dec. 13
    Fic/art posted to the community: Dec. 24

Please make your story more than 500 words (1000 is better). For fanart we'd expect you to spend at least a couple of hours on your work. We're looking forward to the exchange, and hope you are too!

Don't forget that lotr_sesa is open to all the Peoples and Ages of Middle-earth, including those of The Hobbit!

lotr_sesa
SeSa buttonSeSa buttonSeSa button
 
 
current mood: hopeful
current music: The Bachelorette, of all things.
 
 
Galadriel
15 October 2013 @ 02:33 am
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Whomever you are, I want you to know right off the bat that whatever you write for me, I will love it. I already do, because here you are, having signed up to write for a (possible) stranger in a rare fandom that we both share, and that is better than gold.

Please, be reassured that in both my signup and here I'm aiming to provide a number of different prompts that I'd love to see written and that might spark your imagination, and I do not expect you to smush answers to all my questions into one story. Take what works for you and discard the rest.

Additionally, I know it's right there in the rules, but I want to stress that I know the details are optional, and while I've tried to offer a range of characters, pairings and prompts, if none of them excite you, or you're simply not able to make them work, don't worry. I will still be so excited to see a fic written in one of my four chosen fandoms that the rest will just be icing. But if you're looking for a bit more direction, or you just want to know a little more about my preferences, I hope this letter will help. All of my fic – with the exception of much of Words/Silence/Flesh (co-written LotRPF WIP) and some silly email spam parodies – has been archived on AO3.

If you prefer LJ links, I have a (out-of-date) fanfic index here, and if you check the lefthand sidebar of my LJ, all my fiction is tagged by fandom under "fanfic."

A little about me...Collapse )

I'm going to take a stab at offering up what I love about each fandom and see if I can't scrounge up some resources should you want/need them. (I'll also repost my requests in italics, because in reading around, I see that some people prefer to have the request details repeated in the Yuletide letter. I hope this is helpful!)

I'm not much of a fannish butterfly, so my Yuletide fandoms of choice tend to stay fairly stable over the years. I've tried to freshen up my prompts this year, although of course the things I love about each canon don't change too much. My apologies if you've been assigned to me before; I hope it'll feel more like a happy accident than a disappointment.



The Borgias: The Original Crime Family (2011)...Collapse )

Eastern Promises (2007)...Collapse )

Haven...Collapse )

Merry Gentry - Laurell K Hamilton...Collapse )

Ringer (TV)...Collapse )

Sharpe (TV)...Collapse )




Ok, hopefully all that helped rather than made things harder. Again, absolutely everything I've said here is optional and up for ignoring, partially or wholesale. After all, it's not like I'm ordering dinner; I'm really just flailing wildly and offering up far too much info.

Thank you again, Yuletide Writer. I'm so very excited about the exchange, and I know I'm going to love whatever you write for me.
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
(Thank you to those of you who have signed up for the exchange so far! Right now, we have 10 people, and I'd love to see a few more. If you've been waffling, now's the time to decide.)

***

Signups for the Sons of Gondor Exchange Close TODAY!
This is the final day to throw your hat in the ring! Now's the time to sign up for the Eighth Annual Sons of Gondor Trick or Treat Fic/Art Exchange.
    This exchange is open to both fiction and artwork, FPF and RPF, slash (m/m and f/f), het and gen. Single-character pieces, pairings and groups (OT3+) are welcome. Our only requirement is that at least ONE of your requested characters is a son/daughter of Gondor, character or actor. (And if you're only interested in FPF or RPF, not both, we can accommodate that too.)

    Fics should be at least 500 words long, artwork at least a couple hours' work.
Signups are currently open, and go through to Fri. Sept. 13, 11:59 pm Pacific Time. All fiction/art is due Oct. 21 (11:59 pm Pacific Time), and will be posted to the community on Oct. 31. More details and the signup post itself are available here.

We've had a lot of fun in the past, and there's plenty of room for everyone, from die-hard OTPers to people looking to scratch that really rare pairing itch. So no matter what turns your crank, be it Men with Men (or Women with Women, or Men with Women, or Men or Women alone, etc.), Men with Hobbits, with Elves, with Dwarves, Orcs or Ents, so long as one half of the (FPF or RPF) pairing is (loosely) Gondorian, you're welcome in our pool.

So come on over and play with us! Please feel free to spread the word, and Happy Trick or Treating!
 
 
current mood: hopeful
current music: LA Frock Stars
current location: Not in LA.

 
 
Galadriel
09 September 2013 @ 11:02 pm
(Please come and play, folks, if you're so inclined/able. I'm concerned about getting the exchange to run this year, as so far, we have two signups. With Barb and I, that's four, and that's not enough to get it off the ground.)

***

Signups for the Sons of Gondor Trick or Treat Fiction/Art Exchange Now Open!
It's that time of year again! Now's the time to sign up for the Eighth Annual Sons of Gondor Trick or Treat Fic/Art Exchange.
    This exchange is open to both fiction and artwork, FPF and RPF, slash (m/m and f/f), het and gen. Single-character pieces, pairings and groups (OT3+) are welcome. Our only requirement is that at least ONE of your requested characters is a son/daughter of Gondor, character or actor. (And if you're only interested in FPF or RPF, not both, we can accommodate that too.)

    Fics should be at least 500 words long, artwork at least a couple hours' work.
Signups are currently open, and go through to Fri. Sept. 13, 11:59 pm Pacific Time. All fiction/art is due Oct. 21 (11:59 pm Pacific Time), and will be posted to the community on Oct. 31. More details and the signup post itself are available here.

We've had a lot of fun in the past, and there's plenty of room for everyone, from die-hard OTPers to people looking to scratch that really rare pairing itch. So no matter what turns your crank, be it Men with Men (or Women with Women, or Men with Women, or Men or Women alone, etc.), Men with Hobbits, with Elves, with Dwarves, Orcs or Ents, so long as one half of the (FPF or RPF) pairing is (loosely) Gondorian, you're welcome in our pool.

So come on over and play with us! Please feel free to spread the word, and Happy Trick or Treating!
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
21 June 2013 @ 11:57 pm
...Calgary and Area are under a state of emergency as a huge chunk of Southern Alberta is flooding. *sigh*
    Alberta flood: 'I watched couches go by. It's insane'
    Witnesses share their first-hand experiences with massive floods


    Torrential rains and widespread flooding in southern Alberta have left people throughout the province in awe at the power and scope of the devastation and concerned about the uncertain hours ahead.

    The floodwaters have washed out roads and bridges, left at least one person missing and caused cars, couches and refrigerators to float away. Several communities are under states of emergency, and as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes in Calgary alone.

    There were flashpoints of chaos from Banff and Canmore and Crowsnest Pass in the Rockies, to Calgary and beyond in the north and south to Lethbridge. [More]

I talked with Dad about it in detail this evening, and I've been riveted by the coverage since then. Obviously, it's not about me, but I gotta say, it's very weird being so very far away and seeing all this happening at home, where everything is familiar, and everything familiar is underwater. -_-

I've shot messages off to friends to make sure everyone is ok, and I'm certainly hoping that that's the case. Stay safe, folks.

And of course I'm also absolutely fascinated by this:
    Big cats in the big house: Calgary Zoo moves lions, tigers to courthouse

    The big cats from the Calgary Zoo have been moved to holding cells at the Calgary Court Centre, the Herald learn[ed] early this morning.

    The cats were evacuated from the zoo to cells at the new court centre to ensure they would be safe from flood waters, confirmed Bruce Burrell, director of Calgary Emergency Management Agency.

    "The large cats and some of the other animals have actually been transferred to the cells in the bottom of the court house, and that's where they have been residing currently," said Burrell. "That transfer has been ongoing for the last few hours."

    Zoo spokeswoman Laurie Skene said the zoo had discussed a number of options for the cats, which include four lions, two snow leopards and six tigers, three of which are cubs that are approaching full size. [More]

They're moving the other animals around as well, and as far as I know, those animals are still at the zoo (which has areas that are higher ground), but I suppose it's a good plan to get some of your larger predators somewhere safe in case things get even hairier. You probably don't want to court the possibility of having them roaming around, freely snacking on smaller animals.

ETA: There's some debate on Twitter right now as to whether the cats have been moved, or if that's simply the plan.

The floodwaters are a massive event, and as far as I can tell, they're not getting much international press. Which, I suppose, is not much of a surprise. It seems pretty rare that Canadian news reaches an international audience. That's kind of a sidenote to the whole thing, though.

Anyway, I'm hoping that everyone in Southern Alberta is staying safe and getting to somewhere dry.

ETA2: And a video of the waters downtown this morning:


For comparison, there's a photo of the 10th Street/Louise Bridge the reporter is pointing out alongside the wiki entry on it here, which illustrates what it looks like normally.
 
 
current mood: worried
current music: Episodes
current location: Not at home.

 
 
Galadriel
14 June 2013 @ 10:25 pm
Much, much love, govi20. ♥ ♥ ♥
My thoughts are with you and yours.

Picture of the boys, being happy, in an oldie but a goodie...Collapse )

And in case I haven't said it lately, know that you're one of the loveliest people I know. ♥ ♥ ♥
 
 
current mood: nostalgic
current music: The Hulk (Ang Lee)
current location: Over the Hills and Far Away

 
 
Galadriel
05 May 2013 @ 01:43 pm
Hi folks!

I am having a heck of a time keeping up with LJ right now, as I'm in the weeds with my first diss draft. I hope everyone's well; I know it's been very quiet around here/our corner of fandom lately, and that's a real shame. I miss the lot of you, and I especially miss those who have gone into lurker mode. I hope lurking won't become a permanent state for you. -_-


Anyway, I wanted to pop up and pass on some quick info. I don't know if there's been an announcement to this effect yet or anything, but LJ's latest anti-spam measures code rollout appears to have gone a bit awry, and has caught a bunch of innocent comms in its automated net, which has resulted in some unwarranted suspendings (mainly of comms, it looks like). A bit frustratingly, it appears as if LJ is only unsuspending journals if they're made aware the comm shouldn't have been suspended, but it also appears as if they're currently listening to reports from non-maintainers/moderators/owners instead of restricting it to just the owners/mods/maintainers, who may not even know anything's happened. (Apparently the suspend notifications didn't go out either.)

So, my suggestion would be to give your profiles a quick look, check to see if any of the comms you watch/are a member of are suspended, and then send LJ a short note through the LJ Abuse form here. The turnaround time seems to be pretty quick. I reported getitwright's suspension, and it was back up and unsuspended in under an hour. (Unfortunately, this uncovered sandfordpolice's suspending, so I've got in a new report on that one right now.)

It's all pretty quick and painless, and I figure it's worth it to take a minute and give your comms a look and report any suspensions, whether you're the comm owner or not.


Oh, and May the Fourth Be With You! ^_~
 
 
current mood: irritated
current music: Entertainment Tonight
current location: In the weeds.

 
 
Galadriel
13 April 2013 @ 03:28 am
Dear god, there's nothing more boring than some user you cannot recall to save your life popping up and going ballistic at you because you did the same thing hundreds of thousands of people do on the internet every single day: link to their public post because, hey, some users with the same interests might be interested in their post.

This one came with a rather fascinatingly wrong-headed definition/accusation of "hotlinking," but given how fast it went from, "Stop doing that thing you're not doing!" to "I can't stand you!" -- and an interesting attempt to, what, shame me in my own comm for doing the same thing I've been doing every week for years? -- I imagine they just wanted to froth. What did I do to engender such hate? You got me. But hey, you can't go through life expecting everyone to like you, so no biggie, I guess.

I suppose I should be flattered, really, that someone would expend that much energy thinking about me. *shrug*
 
 
current mood: surprised
current music: The Voice
current location: On my way to bed. Again.

 
 
Galadriel
02 April 2013 @ 09:57 am
For anyone keeping tabs, no, there's no April Fool's prank from me today. March is a pretty busy month for me to start with, which usually pushes thinking up ideas to the end of it, and I've been ill for over a week now, which means I had no time for planning and I've been mostly just dragging my butt back and forth to the computer, meals and bed.

I'm also behind in everything again, including reading LJ and failing to wish some of my very favourite people Happy Birthday. -_-

Truthfully, though, I'm probably due for a break from the April Fools thing anyway, because while I always find it fun, I never enjoy spending April 2 and 3 having to soothe the hurt feelings of whomever has failed to read it as a joke.

So, I dunno, for those of you who do enjoy it, point me towards your favourite April Fool's jokes for this year, ok?
 
 
current mood: sick
current music: Person of Interest
current location: Here, I guess?

 
 
Galadriel
10 March 2013 @ 12:21 pm
So this was my day yesterday.

(Two pictures per line, names of each are underneath the pictures in pairs, or on mouseover.)

Making the fur fly...Collapse )

Today, on the other hand, has so far been mostly me standing outside, shaking the fuzz off everything (and occasionally picking it out of my breakfast). In fact, I've got to go finish doing that now! The shaking, not the picking. I'm done breakfast. ^_~
 
 
current mood: hot
current music: The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice
current location: Fuzzville. Population: Me.

 
 
Galadriel
22 February 2013 @ 11:59 pm
When I hit up Google today, this is what greeted me:
Google Doodle: Edward Gorey's 88th Birthday
(Click through for larger.)

I've been grinning like an idiot ever since.

It's really nice to see a little mainstream attention paid to Edward Gorey. He would have been 88 today. ^_^
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
17 February 2013 @ 01:16 am
March is traditionally a terrible time for me to do much online, which always makes me sigh sadly, but that doesn't mean I can't remind folks that March is coming, and March is still Back to Middle-Earth Month. The good folks over at silwritersguild have kept the fires faithfully burning all this time, and dammit if they don't always make it sound like so much fun.

For those of you who don't know/remember, B2MEM arose shortly after the LotR films were finished. The purpose of it was to have a month where, at least once a week, participants posted something Middle-earth related. Some people wrote fic, some people drew, some made icons, some wrote meta, some reviewed/recced, some posted screencaps or talked about their favourite parts, and so it progressed.

Somewhere in there, the silwritersguild folks started organizing events around it that gave B2MEM more structure, and they've just kept getting more and more creative over the years. This year's B2MEM involves a little bit of a scavenger hunt alongside quote prompts, and it sounds like lots of fun. I highly recommend checking out b2mem, especially Participant Guidelines:: Back-to-Middle-earth Month Scavenger Hunt: Expedition in the Abecedarium. It's open to all the Peoples of Middle-earth, not just the First Born. *G* It's about time we got a little B2MEM action going again around here. ^_~
 
 
current mood: nostalgic
current music: Law & Order: Los Angeles
current location: Los Angeles?

 
 
Galadriel
14 February 2013 @ 11:05 pm
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! ^_^ Since I know this is a fraught sort of holiday for some, I thought I'd pass along an article that might help add a little zip to any overly saccharine sentiment you might run into today.

Vinegar Valentine: Bookworm Vinegar Valentine: Snake
(Click through for larger.)
    Happy Valentine's Day, I Hate You
    By Lisa Hix

    With all the hand-wringing over anonymous commenters and social-media trolls, you'd think the Internet is to blame for all the woes of humanity. After all, what could people do with their ugly, mean thoughts before they had Yelp, Reddit, or Tumblr to help broadcast them? But as far back as the 1840s until the 1940s, they could send them in a Vinegar Valentine. Yes, that's right. For almost as long as Valentine's Day has been an insufferably sappy day celebrating romantic love, it's also been a day for telling everyone else exactly how much you don't love them—with an anonymous poem sent via post.
    [More]
Do pop on over there at least for the gallery of images. (It also makes some interesting points about the commercialization of Valentine's Day, but that might be a slightly different topic.) You've gotta love the Victorians. *G*

ETA: Oh, and I almost forgot the museum article:
...And while you might not want to hear it, I'm quite fond of all of you. ♥ ♥ ♥ ^_~

But OMG, do I hate the new update page. Semagic, I miss you! (The connection I'm on blocks it. *sigh*)
 
 
current mood: amused
current music: Defying Gravity
current location: An Edwardian sewer.

 
 
Galadriel
13 February 2013 @ 12:12 am
Today seems determined to (musically) depress me, but in beautiful ways. No, no, hang on, stick with me, here. I'll make sense in a moment.

I finally got around to watching the second episode of Cracked, a new Canadian police procedural about a newly-formed "Psych Crimes Unit" tasked with calls that deal with the diversity of people suffering from mental illness and psychiatric disorders, with the intent of balancing people's dignity and the prevention of harm. The lead detective is also suffering from job-related PTSD, so it's a fairly interesting (and potentially controversial) premise. Anyway, the show's theme is "Weighty Ghost" by Wintersleep, which I may have posted about here before when I was talking about Joshua Jackson's movie One Week (a gorgeous and poignant "road trip" movie that showcases Canada's beauty alongside some heavy issues).

Wintersleep is an indie rock band out of Halifax, and like many other bands from that area, the Maritime roots of their music leak through in quite lovely ways.


[Direct Link: "Weighty Ghost," Wintersleep.]

I don't know, I just find the song delicately mournful, you know?

And then, of course, the Futurama episode that was on today was the episode that is possibly the saddest moment in the entire show: "Jurassic Bark." (I'd say the saddest cartoon moment ever, but I've seen Grave of the Fireflies.) I was talking to Dad, which meant I wasn't paying attention, but then the song that signals the montage at the end started up, and suddenly, tears. Good lord. If you haven't seen it and want to know why it's so sad,
basically, the main character, Fry, a pizza delivery boy who is accidentally cryogenically frozen in 2000 and thaws out in 3000, finds his fossilized dog, Seymour. He has the chance to reanimate Seymour, but at the end of the episode, decides that Seymour probably went on to have a good, long life with a new family once Fry disappeared, and probably didn't even remember him. He decides not to de-fossilize Seymour, and then the episode ends with a montage of Seymour's life after Fry was frozen. Turns out he waited for Fry his entire life, and wow, there go the tears again.



[Direct Link: "I Will Wait for You" Montage, "Jurassic Bark," Futurama.]

For such a funny show, Futurama sure knows how to stick it to you when they want to. (Runner-ups for Futurama Episodes That Always Get Me are "The Luck of the Fryrish," where Fry finds out the fate of his brother Yancy, and "Leela's Homeworld," where Leela finds out why her parents abandoned her as a baby.)


So other than that, I've been having weird dreams of late. About a week ago, I dreamed I was in the midst of zombie apocalypse with Richard Armitage -- fighting them with him, not turning into one or anything -- which is only remarkable in that Mr. Armitage was there. Apocalyptic dreams are not new territory for my brain. *shrug*

And then there was the dream a couple days ago, where for some baffling reason, TMI...Collapse )

Oh, and in the last two days, I've taken up writing out fanfic drafts longhand in bed while I watch TV, which is nice, since it's during a space of time where I'm not actually supposed to be working, but it does mean there's the added step of typing them up at some point if I intend to do anything with them. Granted, the first one is a short Burn Notice Michael Westen/Tom Card PWP, and I know exactly two people who watch BN, and one of them is my dad, so... that's probably not terribly urgent.
 
 
current mood: okay
current music: The Mentalist
current location: Somewhere or other.