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fic rec Friday

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Uh, well, see, my new schedule is going to prevent me from reading a bunch of fic this morning to find one to rec here, which is actually often what I do on Fridays. But I do have something to say about fic in general, which is that I have seen a lot of posts […]

visual music

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

I was charmed and intrigued by the google doodle for Oskar Fischinger this week. Oskar Fischinger’s 117th Birthday Very fun to play with, plus I always enjoy learning more about the backstory behind the doodles. “I feel incredibly proud of my family and am delighted to be the daughter of Oskar and Elfriede Fischinger. It […]

distracted by Power Rangers

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

No work thoughts right now, still trying to figure out the Power Rangers movie. Here’s what’s tripping me up: there were other spaceships. (Okay, I’m only guessing they were space-flight-capable. But it seems like a safe guess.) When Zordon does his flashback explanation, multiple ships fly overhead. So who were they? Not Zordon’s team. They […]

movie day!

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Going to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 today. (Volume 2? I’ve just been calling it Guardians2 in emails, even though that makes it potentially confusable with a bunch of other movies. Which reminds me of that great ‘this trilogy makes no sense’ post from back when the first one came out*.) My prediction for […]

what we have here is a flamingoat

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

I’ve been trying my hand at writing some fic for the new Power Rangers movie, but it has been slow going. Work is All About The Drama right now, and it’s hard to avoid Even More Drama when writing about high schoolers. So I’ve been reading a lot of Guardians of the Galaxy fic, which […]

hard nope on that

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Just read the wikipedia summary for Fast & Furious 8. (Or whichever of the various titles it’s going by now.) Nope. You know what I like in a movie? When NO ONE DIES. Is that so hard? Medical advances happen every day! Sometimes you even *think* someone is dead, but it turns out they had […]

goin’ to the movies!

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Headed to the movies today with starandrea to see POWER RANGERS! Things I would love to see: 1. JUICE BAR 2. that thing where the rangers stand in a circle and all put their hands in and then they jump in the air and yell ‘power rangers!’ 3. Are the morphers a watch still? If […]

not-a-fic-rec Friday

Friday, March 17th, 2017

I couldn’t decide on a fic rec for today, so here’s my contribution to #trypod month. The podcasts I’m listening to these days: Code Switch The Naked Scientists Ask Me Another Hidden Brain Nerdette Rocket Death, Sex and Money How I Built This Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me 1A Overinvested TED Radio Hour

movie rewatch: Star Trek Beyond

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Okay, I have a lot of thoughts about this movie, mostly about how it was startlingly more fun to watch the second time around. Probably I was less worried about what was happening in terms of plot, so I could focus more on what the characters were doing, which is the part I like. But […]

‘works fine, a little weird’

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Can you imagine trying to explain our calendar months to someone who had never heard of them? ‘Yes, all the months have either 30 days or 31 days. Except for February; it has 28. Or 29, some years.’ ‘Why? Probably some Roman thing. We’ve just stuck with it, because it always seems like we have […]