vid announcement: bad kids

Oct. 18th, 2014 09:14 pm
jmtorres: From Lady Gaga's Bad Romance music video; the peach-haired, wide-eyed iteration (lady gaga)
[personal profile] jmtorres
So I made a thing for [personal profile] niqaeli's birthday.

vid: Bad Kids
fandom: The Losers
song: Bad Kids by Lady Gaga
file format: mp4, 28.1MB
runtime: 2:09
link: http:/jmtorres.dreamhosters.com/vids/BadKids.mp4 (right click to download)
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AADvdV0jAsw
warnings: muzzle flash, explosions, blood etc ala canon, shadowpuppet noncon

Five against the fortress. Team vid. Go Petunias.

stuffs

Oct. 18th, 2014 08:02 pm
meganbmoore: (levy writes)
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1. I had 3 friends join Flight Rising during the registration window, and 2 even joined me in Water. I am very eager to see what you guys do with your lairs.

2. Speaking of Flight Rising, just as I was finally getting used to the last new genes, they came out with a new one.

3. I've now checked out Akatsuki no Yona, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Your Lie in April, and Shirobako for this season's new anime, and only have the second season of Psycho-Pass and In Search of the Lost Future left to check out. Though I probably shouldn't be starting new series when I haven't finished any of the four from last season that I'm still catching up on (Ao Haru Ride, Glasslip, Barakamon, and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. At least I ran out of Fairy Tail to binge on, at least until Hulu adds more.

4. John Grisham apologized for his comments about child pornography that were made earlier in the week, but I'm about as convinced by it as his disgruntled fans appear to be. I ranted about it a fair bitthe other day on twitter, but dude, you can't really take some of that stuff back, no matter how much crow you eat.

5. I don't have a link for it, but apparently Adam Baldwin is working on something or other for Dark horse. Oh, to live in a world where you lost jobs when you attack a woman and sic 200k followers on her and act like the death threats she receives for it were all in her head because her ex-boyfriend decided to air her dirty laundry (real or fake) and you decided she was corrupt. (I assume everyone is familiar with GamerGate. If not, just go search any combination of "GamerGate" Adam Baldwin" and "Zoe Quinn." Warning for ending up with awful anti-women/female gamers treatises, including gifs and photo edits that appear to want to portray Baldwin as a heroic hunter of women. First example google gave me. I've seen much worse, that one is mild and missable if you don't get the context.

Sleepy Hollow 2.4

Oct. 16th, 2014 11:15 pm
meganbmoore: (sleepy hollow: jenny x gun)
[personal profile] meganbmoore
spoilers )

The only other new TV I've watched this week is the second episode of Star Wars: Rebels. I've mostly been watching 666 Park avenue (good until the end, which was just awful) and bingeing on Fairy Tail, which is my current happy place, except that I'm almost caught up now.

manga: One Piece Vol 49-65

Oct. 14th, 2014 08:08 pm
meganbmoore: (lucy loves this book)
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Most of this was one very long action sequence taking place over several locations as people kept chasing other people from one island to another.
 
spoilers )
Side note: I'm pretty sure OP is has the record for the most volumes I've ever read of a single manga series. I think both Bleach and Naruto lost me somewhere in the 30s, and Samurai Deeper Kyo would be the lonest series I've finished, but it wasn't quite 40 volumes total.

(no subject)

Oct. 12th, 2014 04:09 pm
meganbmoore: (flight rising)
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As I mentioned the other day, I'm giving a dragon to any of my friends who join Flight Rising in tomorrow's registration window, so I'm going ahead and posting the dragons ahead of time.

here ) :





Female Skydancer:





Male Spiral:





Female Imperial:





Female Skydancer:





I will give Sakura and Syaoran's first baby to a Clamp fan who understands why it was only natural that it's taken me months to find the right mate for Sakura. (And that she's an exact copy of her mother.) Claimed by [personal profile] laceblade :

Female Coatl:



There's also these nests which will produce cute babies over the next few days.  You can also look at any of my pairs on the first 5 1/2 pages of my lair if you see a pair that you think would make a baby dragon you want in the future. Most of my pairs are named after Disney and animanga pairs, with plenty of Ghibli mixed in, along with a few wuxia and childhood nostalgia pairings, so they're pretty easy to spot.

Also, if you're planning on joining, I recommend checking out this list of helpful links.
jeweledeyes: Go ADPi! (Alphie reads)
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My sister works as a narrator for ACX.com. She just finished her first audiobook, The Poppet and the Lune, by Madeline Claire Franklin, and ACX gave her 25 free download credits to give to book reviewers. She doesn't really know any reviewers and didn't know where to start, so I wanted to ask here and see if there are any bloggers who might be interested in a free copy of the audiobook for review? Or any recommendations of bloggers who might be interested?

Behind the cut, audiobook trailer, book description and Goodreads link for anyone who wants to know more )

*p

Oct. 10th, 2014 11:19 pm
jmtorres: From Lady Gaga's Bad Romance music video; the peach-haired, wide-eyed iteration (Default)
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ahaahah so i successfully predicted the period by the incurable insomnia

TeeVee

Oct. 10th, 2014 11:29 pm
meganbmoore: (sleepy hollow: jenny x gun)
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How to Get Away With Murder 1.3: I'm getting more into this now that the characters are getting more developed.

spoilers )

Madam Secretary 1/3: The things i like about this series, I like more each episode, and the political Problem of the Week was more interesting than the ones in the first two episodes. But I really just want more scenes of Tea Leoni and Bebe Neuwirth discussing White House office politics.

Sleepy Hollow 2.3:

spoilers )


Star Wars: Rebels 1.1-1.2: I probably would have passed this by, except that I liked Clone Wars. Set 14 years after Revenge of the Sith and 5 years before A New Hope, SWR is about a ragtag group of rebels. The leader is Kanan, a Jedi who survived Order 66 and went into hiding (I question how he managed to stay under the radar for 15 years, given these episodes, but moving on...) and the captain is his apparent lover, Hera, who appears to be the only member whose head is completely screwed up straight. The rest of the crew are Sabine (next in line for "head screwed on striaghtest") a teenaged girl who appears to be the group's explosive expert, and likes to graffiti things before blowing them up, and Zeb, whose characterization so far is largely 'grouchy muscleguy who is secretly soft." They also acquire Ezra, a teenaged thief and conartist, and probable future Jedi. Ezra's character seems to be directly lifted form Disney's Aladdin, and a couple scenes, based on my memories, almost look like the same storyboards from the "Street Rat" song, but altered for SciFi. (I'm not complaining, just observing.) They also have a droid, "Chopper," who seems to find them all very annoying.

I'm not sure what the target audience is-some of it seems skewed to younger audiences, and some of it less so, and the Storm Troopers are incompetent even for Storm Troopers, but I liked it. Would recommend if you like space rebels, found families, explosions, competent women (who may or may not get sidelined...we'll see), and Star Wars in general.

more of a clone Wars spoiler than a Rebels spoiler )

Strange Empire 1.1: New Canadian western series about a group of women on a wagon train who have to survive after all their men are killed.The first episode was good, but also very focused on being dark and gritty. The main characters are a markswoman who was probably an outlaw pre-series, a female doctor who appears to be high functioning autistic, and the wife of the man who killed them groups men, and who doesn't appear to like or approve of her husband at all. Warning for the death of an infant in the opening scene, and the rather gruesome murder of a young child later. (The murder is offscreen, but we see the corpse.)

PS-Unrelated to TV, I am giving a free dragon to any of my friends who join Flight Rising on Monday.

Flight Rising Registration Window

Oct. 9th, 2014 03:39 pm
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Flight Rising is having an open registration window on 10/13.   Aaaaall my friends should join.  And I will give you a pretty dragon when you do.  (Well, perhaps not immediately, as some of my dragons won't be able to lay nests for a bit.  BUT STILL. Come play with us!)

Gotham 1x01-1x03

Oct. 7th, 2014 11:57 pm
oyceter: teruterubouzu default icon (Default)
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So far, I am still watching because I am a sucker for Batverse, but I haven't really hit it off with any of the episodes yet.

Spoilers )
meganbmoore: (lucy loves this book)
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Rakuin no Monshou is a twelve volume light novel series that's complete in Japan, but only has two volumes currently translated into English via fantranslations at baka-tsuki. it's not a well known or popular series, so the translations are going slowly, but hopefully the translators will be able to stick it out. (Or some studio or another will decide that a relatively obscure light novel series needs to join the legions of light novels that are getting adapted into anime in recent years, and more people will be interested in helping.)

The countries of Mephius and Garbera have been at war for over a decade, and the royal families have decided to put an end to it by marrying the youngest princess of Garbera, Vileena, to the crown prince of Mephius, Gil. Prince Gil has a reputation as a drunkard, coward and bully who dabbles in illegal substances (also a rapist, though not part of his reputation) but Vileena is determined to use the union to Garbera's best advantage.

Gil, however, dies shortly before Vileena is due to arrive in Mephius, and is secretly replaced by a lookalike, Orba. Orba's village was destroyed early in the war, and he hates both kingdoms. He began raising a small army of young rebels in his teens, but was soon caught and arrested. Because of his strong resemblance to Prince Gil, a sorcerer named Fedom arranged for Orba's life to be spared and put him in an enchanted magic mask that couldn't be removed (and secretly altered his appearance to increase the resemblance to Gil) and had Orba sold as a gladiator. After Gil dies, Fedom covers it up (not even the royal family knows) and fetches Orba from the coliseum, telling him that it's only a temporary assignment. At one point, Fedom implies that Orba isn't the only lookalike, just the most successful one, though I have no idea if that will eventually be followed up on.

Orba arranges to have several gladiators he considers friends assigned to "Gil's" personal guard, one of whom serves as Orba's own bodydouble, sometimes as "Gil" in armor while Orba, as himself, works as one of Gil's guards, and sometimes as "Orba" when Orba-as-Gil has to shows his face in public, as opposed to taking advantage of Gil's reputation as a lazy bum to hide out because Orba actually knows nothing whatsoever about politics or the court or being a prince. (You can guess which version of Orba Vileena prefers and thinks is nice and heroic and is developing a crush on, and which she regards as an irresponsible bum who occasionally shows a glimmer of promise. If you can't, you don't know your tropes very well.)

A large chunk of the first volume is taken up by Orba's angsty backstory, before returning to the "present" with a plot by Garbera rebels to interfere with the royal engagement. The second volume focuses more on Orba and Vileena trying to figure out the Mephius court, while there's ALSO another conspiracy planning to use the coliseum games for rebellion and assassination. Both books have very good characterization and buildup, followed by a too-tidy conclusion that keeps them from having the "oomph" they could, but not not to the point that they detracted from my overall enjoyment.
The society is medieval-lite, but with airships (Vileena is a pilot, and female pilots are fairly common is Garbera, but almost unheard of in Mephius, which is much largely than Garbera, but also less advanced), guns, and a gladiator system pretty closely mirrored after ancient Rome's. The concept is that the world started as a human colony who lost all the advanced technology that came with them from Earth, and never managed to recreate it.
Like most of the light novels I've read, the target audience appears to be teenaged boys. Unlike most of the light novels I've read that are aimed for teenaged boys, the fanservice and infantilization of the female characters are practically non-existent. The focus in the books is primarily adventure and politics, with a side of slow moving romance. (Which hopefully won't go very far before Vileena finds out that her fiance and crush are the same person, and not the actual prince at all.)
I'm not 100% sure I should recommend everyone go and read it simply because I have no idea how long it'll take for more volumes to get translated, but I really enjoyed these two volumes.

Sleepy Hollow 2x01-2x03

Oct. 6th, 2014 10:11 pm
oyceter: teruterubouzu default icon (Default)
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Hello, show! I missed you in all your cracktastic glory!

Spoilers )
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