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Sep. 17th, 2014 02:15 pm
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Is anyone in the LA area interested in a beach trip? I go to Santa Monica beach, spend about half an hour in the water and a few hours wandering around downtown, get something to eat. I have a vehicle and a flexible schedule, I can be the wheels. I just want someone fannish to hang out with.

icons: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Sep. 16th, 2014 08:13 pm
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 111 x Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (second half of season 2)

miss fishers2-2 61 miss fishers2-2 65 miss fishers2-2 24

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Sep. 14th, 2014 01:50 pm
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 Uhm, did something happen to mangatraders?  I haven't checked it in a couple months because I've been reading One Piece, but I went by earlier  to check for new volumes of 7 Seeds/any completed unlicensed series, and it appears to be gone.  (If it is gone, where does everyone else go to get their scanslations?  Downloads preferable so I can load them in an ereader.)

Also, did all the Flight Rising folks enjoy the rather intense dominance battle this week?  It was something else.  

Wednesday Reading Meme

Sep. 10th, 2014 10:20 pm
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What are you currently reading

Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering. Country house murder mystery set in the 30s, with a mystery novel fanboy for the protagonist. So far it's fairly standard for the genre, but enjoyable.

What did you recently finish reading?

One Piece Vol 46-48 by Eiichiro Oda. The first three volumes of the Thriller Bark arc. TBH, I'm finding this arc a bit dull. It's not a long one, though, and the arcs after it sound much more my thing.

Saga Vol 3 by Brain K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. I still really like this space opera, though in this volume, I was more interested in what was going on with Gwendolen and The Will and Co than in the mains. But I could really, really do without the series using "cunt" as t he worst thing you can call a person. It tends to sour me for a while and make me put the book down every time. I still get a kick out of a romance novel being a revolutionary text.

I attempted to read another Nancy Drew nonfiction book, The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys but it kept assuring me that Nancy Drew and Mildred wirt were Not Like Other Girls, and actually kinda masculine and really, part boy. Pass.

The first two books of Fate/Zero by Urobuchi Gen. I was watching the anime (after watching Fate/Stay Night) and baka-tsuki took down the A Certain Magical Index book I was reading, so I switched over. I was pretty into it, until I got to the part in the anime with all the choking, and lost interest int he books, though I did finish the anime. (Urobuchi is also fascinated by certain aspects of the human psyche that I just don't enjoy in my fiction, which also played a big part in earlier parts of the series.) I am looking forward to the new Fate/Stay Night anime, as it seems the first series went down the least interesting of the three possible paths of the VN.

What do you think you'll read next?

Not sure. I received I think 12 arrived hold notices from the library, so we'll see. More One Piece once the next volume arrives, and probably more Sparkler Monthly stuff.

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Sep. 8th, 2014 09:16 pm
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I feel kind of stupid posting this right now, but I haven't been checking stuff online even though I was posting the daily happiness posts, and I just found out about [personal profile] delux_vivens.

I met her online when I was first figuring stuff out about race and racism, and she and Dead Bro Walking opened up so much to me and introduced me to so many people. She took me to my first powwow and shared a fry bread taco with me and laughed when I insisted on getting another fry bread for dessert (she was right, that was a bit too much fry bread for my stomach...). She shared details about her regalia and her beading projects and braved the dread lack of transportation to have craft circle in South Bay and meet CB. I was really nervous around her at first because I wanted so badly to not look stupid, and I felt she kind of took me under her wing and watched out for me. I hadn't seen her for a while, even though CB would sometimes ask, because he only met her once but thought she was awesome, and now I wish I had reached out more.

Twisted: Season 1

Sep. 7th, 2014 04:18 pm
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Danny Desai spent 5 years in juvenile detention after killing his aunt when he was 11. His best friends, Jo and Lacey, were in his backyard at the time, and the first ones to see the body. The series starts with Danny returning home to live with his recently-widowed mother, who was unable to sell their house so that they could move to a new town. Danny is universally hated in town but tries to reconnect with people, including Lacey and Jo, who stopped being friends shortly after Danny left-Jo is now an outcast nerd, while Lacey is an It girl. Things get worse when, right after Danny returns, one of Lacey's best friends is murdered, and Danny becomes the prime suspect.

I was really, really into the first half of the season, then a plot development happened that made me very uncomfortable in terms of narrative priorities, and then as soon as the show moved on from that, it kinda...got completely lost. Watching it, I think it was conceived as a 12-13 episode season but ended up being longer, and it feels like they're making things as they go along at times in later episodes. I still liked it, though, and plan to watch season 2 (If there is one? I haven't seen anything either way.) and it's pretty easy to see why it's been recced as something to check out if you like PLL, even if it isn't as female-friendship focused.

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