Something old, something new; nothing borrowed I'm not blue
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monanotlisa
It's raining in Northern California.

A friend once told me California is called the Golden State not because of the precious metal found in its mountains but the mountains themselves in this climate -- its vegetation so dry from the drought it turns the slopes golden. Ever since 2013, that's what I've known (and loved) but 2015/16's El Niño has left a mark on the state. So I'm enjoying the lush green that surrounds me for this wintertime.

Also enjoyable: [personal profile] lierdumoa is coming by tonight for wine, cheese, and watching of the first two episodes of Wynonna Earp -- a woman who's a gunslinger in some dystopian supernatural world? Hel-lo! Collider has a five-star summary and recommendation of the show. I shall report.

Brief reviews of other media I've consumed recently, in reverse order:

1. Black Panther (2016-), the comic by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Steelfreeze:

Issue #1 (non-spoilery)Collapse )

Yep, I've already pre-ordered Issue #2. (Also, for what it's worth, I read the issue while listening to a kick-ass Black Panther soundtrack on 8tracks)

2. The 100, the show:

I'm still not over the events of 3x07 and 3x09 (I've tweeted a-plenty about both) and [personal profile] musesfool sums it all up very well here.

3x10 ""Fallen""Collapse )

3. Underground, the WGN show:

Okay, y'all need to watch this show. Mostly it's because I love you, but let's be real; I want you to talk about the characters, the richness of their narrative, the way it is filmed like a thriller and has me on the edge of my seat every minute. GO WATCH. I'LL WAIT.

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Underground 1x04 "Fireflies"
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Who else is watching UNDERGROUND? Please feel free to talk to me in the comments about the 4th episode!

Spoilers, obviously.

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All about the T today!
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monanotlisa
First, it's Trans Day of Visibility! Rock on, my beautiful friends. Second, it's THE DAY I FILED MY TAXES IN THE US! Literally two weeks before the deadline. I also gave in to my (understandably exasperated) father's pleas and initiated some long-required actions in the homeland, so I may collect some vagueblogging deductions but ultimately come out with an unprecedented number of adulting points for this week.

Then again, this is the household where conversations like this happen between S. and me while I chop the vegetables for my usual Zojirushi ricecooker stew before heading out to the pool for a late-night swim:

Moi: If you were a vegetable, what would you be?
Her: A -- what? Huh. Vegetable..wait -- maybe corn!
Moi: Sweet and a little nutty. I like.
Her: Well, I meant, because I like yellow. But...that works too.
Her: What vegetable would YOU be then??
Moi: Err. Haha. I don't know. Something more like Brussels sprouts?
Her: I can see that! A little bitter? But with a lot of flavor!
Moi: Hehe. Yeah, and I thought: not for everybody, but really rewarding when treated right!

Other good things: We have acquired, over the course of four weeks, two semi-feral cats! Widget (my darling) and Poppet (her darling). They're still getting acclimatized, but given all the food we put out on our back porch we also have to fend off an army of critters: a huge opossum and a tiny skunk. The skunk's a juvenile, which lead to some internet research on how soon skunklets start to spray. Unfortunate answer? From 3 months. So we got CRITTERS' Brently A. Tolliver to trap it humanely, and can I just say that Brently A. Tolliver is totally a children's book name? Anyway, Operation Let Us Love The Right Kind of Black-And-White Fuzzy is still ongoing. Stay tuned. As ever.

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Podfic of my Fringe fic "Flooded All The Streams" now available!
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Real life has eaten me -- or rather, it has torn large chunks out of my flesh, shark-like, and I am floating in my own blood in the middle of an endless o...kay; let's steer this back into friendlier waters:

A kind soul has made a podfic of what's probably the favorite among my own Fringe fics:

Flooded All The Streams [Podfic] by tinypinkmouse_podfic
Fandom: Fringe
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: Peter Bishop/Olivia Dunham/Lincoln Lee, Olivia Dunham/Lincoln Lee, Peter Bishop/Lincoln Lee
Characters: Lincoln Lee, Olivia Dunham, Alternate Olivia Dunham, Alternate Charlie Francis, Alternate Astrid Farnsworth, Alternate Phillip Broyles, Alternate Walter Bishop, Alternate Nina Sharp, Walter Bishop, Astrid Farnsworth, Phillip Broyles
Additional Tags: Angst, Apocalyptic Scenarios, Love Letters, Epistolary, it's complicated - Freeform, Love, Domestic, Science Fiction, Canon Related, quantum-entangled typewriter sex, Schmoop, Suspense, Action/Adventure, Bisexuality, Character Study, Drama, First Time, Kink Meme, Polyamory, Present Tense, Pregnancy sex, Relationship(s), Team, Season/Series 04, Podfic, Podfic Length: 2.5-3 Hours, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: Streaming
Summary:

Author's summary:


Remember me noting how The Thoughts Your Actions Entertain was pretty much my love song to Lincoln Lee? So, have another one: to the Altverse, which I never knew I'd come to adore -- or miss -- quite as much as I do now.


This started out as a fill for the Fringe Kinkmeme prompt, "Lincoln/Olivia (or anyone over here) - quantum entangled typewriters and long-distance relationships."


I like to think it becomes a lot more, and not just by sheer wordcount. Sure, there's sex, but if you wait for that with bated breath, your lungs better be exceptional: This is mostly plot. Also, as I told Verity, I can't believe I’m writing [spoiler] porn.



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Claire goes with everything, I swear
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monanotlisa
The MCU Ladies Exchange 2016 is live, and I received as a gift fic just what the nurse ordered:

Better Late Than... (1361 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Jessica Jones - Fandom, Daredevil (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Jessica Jones/Claire Temple
Characters: Jessica Jones, Claire Temple
Summary: It's been months since Claire Temple helped Jessica Jones keep Luke Cage alive. One night, Claire goes into a bar for a going-away party for a work friend.

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Obligatory THE 100 post
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monanotlisa
I know some of you will care (and have already cared ;) for the fact that my pal M chose our backpacking location for the first night, and it was SKY CAMP!





Clicking the image above takes you to Instagram. Which by the way doesn't share well either. Why is Picasa shutting down, again? :/

P.S.: I have opinions about the topic surrounding this SPOILER-y post about The 100, in particular Clarke, Lexa, and other characters as treated by the writing team of the show.

P.P.S.: It's in part because of this. Actually, I feel this way all the time about queer representation in media. All. The. Time.

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to live in the summer sun
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monanotlisa
Did you know there are an estimated 12,034 songs written about California?

Cutting for folks not interested in hills, girls, girls on hills while backpacking. Also amphibians!Collapse )



P.S.:I would have shared photos of the breathtaking views of this trip, except Amazon does not really allow a granular sharing of albums or photos? JFC, Big-A. I knew you were a shitty company for many reasons, but not this one: Who designs photo storage without tiered sharing capabilities in 2016?

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The 100, 3x04 "Watch The Thrones" - Post-Ep, Clexa (hel-lo)
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monanotlisa
I should have been in bed hours ago.

Instead I committed The 100 fic --

just a thousand words of Clarke and Lexa, Lexa and Clarke at the end of the episode.

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And, while I'm waiting for my friend with her dinner reservation for us --
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monanotlisa
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[Click image for full-size. Original screencap from either http://screencapped.net or http://thetvshows.us]

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Who here doesn't make their own fun? That's right.
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monanotlisa
Hat-tip to [personal profile] thebratqueen, who liked my first pun penned on way to the Farmers' Market, and to [personal profile] samjohnsson who liked my second pun (Twitter). You are who keeps me screaming into the void.

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It's not just words, of course! There's also curated picspam. If you're into Star Wars or cats (and I have a feeling some folks might be) have some recent offerings in my Instagram feed.

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Okay, so I wanted to keep y'all updated...but perhaps also showcase my Chrisjen Avasarala icon made by the talented [profile] queen_bartonia. The Expanse has not been good with regard to women in its first season -- inquire within -- but among the few, the happy few, she's been shining.

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