Archive for April, 2012

clearly my “April fic” needs to be re-classified

Monday, April 30th, 2012

I shall now call it the “AprilMay fic.” Things that have happened thus far: 1. jogging 2. stuff blowing up 3. visiting Peter Parker’s house Things that have not happened yet: 1. plot 2. character development 3. interesting dialogue Maybe that part happens in May?

hey, so this made me smile

Monday, April 30th, 2012

ALPACAS! (many thanks to The Telegraph UK for these snazzy pics)

procrastinating like crazy over here

Friday, April 27th, 2012

For reasons unbeknownst even to myself, I am always interested in whether people are left-handed or right-handed. (I’ve always been a rightie, though I did develop relatively legible leftie handwriting during a very boring college class.) So: Hawkeye. (Because really, if I’m going to be totally avoiding writing my Avengers fic, I should at least […]

Movie Review: Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Best Moments: 1. Benji yelling at Ethan on his screen, even though Ethan can’t hear him. (“Go to the extraction point!”) 2. Ethan dumping the team in a fit of pique, and the three of them sitting around drinking and talking. (Just saying, that is not what I think of as the hallmark of a […]

what is this even?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Today I woke up to the uncomfortable realization that my workplace bears an uncanny resemblance to a sitcom — and not a sitcom that’s new and fresh in its first season, but one that’s like in season six, or something. When they start bringing in new characters to make it more interesting, and pull sweeps […]

quotes from the day of learning

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

It was a SEMINAR DAY for me — offsite learning on the topic of “management is more fun when you can get together with other managers and complain about stuff.” Some quotes from our esteemed instructor: “I am a fan of full contact management, but it’s illegal.” “Then we really would be prisoners, and that’s […]

buttons: an invention to be proud of

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

This morning I was getting ready for work, and I had just put on my “this shirt makes me look like I’m dressed professionally and not just wearing a tank top and khakis to work” shirt, and you know how you forget what you don’t like about clothes as soon as you take them off? […]

movie review: The Three Musketeers (2011 version)

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

1. Overall, I’m not sure what to say about this movie, but I’m going to say some stuff anyway. 2. It starts off with a whole scene involving the canals of Venice (and swimming in them), which from both a realism point of view and an ‘I’ve seen that episode of Doctor Who’ made me […]

fic rec o’ the day

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Because sometimes what you want is a story that’s not focused on Tony Stark’s angst all the time: Down From the Bird’s Eye View, by BlackEyedGirl Summary: Clint has some trouble figuring out what to do with teammates. Coulson is a team-building ninja. “Apparently you’ve been missing scheduled team meetings. Captain Rogers worries that it’s […]

that tech support story everyone knows

Friday, April 20th, 2012

So yeah, I know this is one of those kinds of stories that get told All The Time, but that doesn’t really stop it from being hilarious when it’s happening to you. At my workplace, we have neighbors. In the way of many neighbors, we get along best when the door between us is shut. […]