Archive for September, 2012

one last fic rec for September

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

I’m in full-out nostalgia mode for reading right now — mostly sticking to stuff I’ve saved to the nook, rarely venturing beyond my network page on pinboard. (A surprisingly useful signal for when I’m emotionally stressed out, even if I can’t find any reason for the stress. When I can’t handle new things in my […]

I should have known this would happen.

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Me (before September 25th): “I don’t need to pre-order Avengers on dvd; it’s all good. I’ll just order it when it comes out.” Me (now): (have checked the ‘Your Orders’ page a million and twelve times) “What the heck, Amazon?! ‘NOT YET SHIPPED’? Why not? Don’t make me come down there!”

nooks on a plane

Friday, September 28th, 2012

One last thought about my work-cation — specifically, flying with a nook tablet. On the flight out, I forgot all the security rules. I sent my backpack through the scanner thing without taking out the nook, my quart-sized bag full of less than 3 oz. bottles, anything. I remembered to take my watch off. That’s […]

fic rec o’ the day

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

This is one I’d been following as a WIP, and the last chapter was posted while I was distracted with prep for my work-cation. Finally got to it tonight, and immediately went back and read it again from the beginning! many names in history, none of them are ours, by aubkae So far I have […]

movie review: Battleship

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

OMG, when they were actualfax calling out Battleship “coordinates,” I thought I was going to laugh loud enough to scare the cat. Mostly, unfortunately, this movie was super dumb. It had some interesting and enjoyable moments along the way, but mostly not. However! Talking about watching the movie was a great opportunity to tell people […]

fandom list for Camp Nano 2011

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

I received a lovely comment on this is how the world begins while I was on my work-cation last week, requesting a list of which characters matched up to which fandoms. (I felt a little overwhelmed when I looked at the list, but I’ve given it a go!) Also, my apologies to anyone who tried […]

fic post – mingling Marvel heroes

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Title: Five Times Flash (Thompson) Met The Avengers Author: marcicat Rating: PG-13 Word Count: 5900 Author’s Note: Inspired by The Amazing Spiderman (movie) and, of course, the Avengers (movie), though I couldn’t resist adding in the ‘Phil Coulson as Peter Parker’s high school principal’ concept from the 2012 Spiderman animated series. Flash sat down at […]

I refused to use this.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Many of my formative ideas about things that are dangerous came from tv shows, since there was little that was actually dangerous in my life at that time. Two tv shows in particular were very educational: Doctor Who and Star Trek. Which may give some idea as to why the device below (found in about […]

home again! notes from a work-cation, a retrospective

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

I think I’ve decided on the number one useful and interesting thing I will take away from this trip, though unfortunately it is not something I can really impress my boss with. Thursday morning, as my fellow travel-ee and I were talking about the previous evening, she mentioned she was using her phone to play […]

notes from a work-cation!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

1. My hotel room had NINE towels in it when I arrived yesterday. Today housekeeping left three more towels hanging on my doorknob while I was away. I am beginning to suspect I am using towels incorrectly. How, exactly, does one go through TWELVE towels in the course of two days? MYSTERY OF THE UNIVERSE […]