So what have you been up to?
Socializing in big spurts* and small trickles**; navigating the waters of my job and its immigration implications; adulting with the pace of a turtle that has asthma and is missing a leg.
* This weekend, I did a Walking Tour of San Francisco with thelastgoodname AND ate Bi-Rite ice-cream in Dolores Park with a new friend AND happened upon a brunch with old tech friends I met on and off since the early 2000s AND organized a limousine ride to wine country that included lavish lunch in Sonoma's El Dorado courtyard and quick photo sessions in a vineyard before limo'ing it back to San Francisco, namely one of my peers' places on the highest hills on Larkin, overlooking the Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.
** Hanging at home and painting my toenails. Also taking baths and doing laundry. Baking (and cooking pudding). Staring woefully at the ceiling and wondering where I went so wrong that I have no friends who love me enough to just drop by (and eat my pudding).
Major life changes? Same old same old?
Minor life changes, I'd say: I've developed key routines and relationships and am on slightly more solid ground now (metaphorically only, as my house will go down with The Big One should it hit San Francisco).
I am planning some great little trips (Mexico City for pleasure, Las Vegas for work) and a holiday time with my beloved sister, too.
What fandom are you in/do you spend most of your time in?
To me, "in fandom" means "significant interaction with other fans", so I guess the answer is that I'm drifting somewhere on the outer edges of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I read some MCU fanfiction. I write Steve, Natasha, Sam, Claire, Matt, Jemma, Skye -- characters I love -- when I can. I blog or tweet or tumble about fannish elements but don't usually see much engagement.
As for the MCU, it's probably not for me: Its het is either badly written and cliché or so rare my index finger is bleeding from all the scrolling. I dislike and avoid the juggernaut slash pairings like people are avoiding Yosemite squirrels at the moment. Femslash is even less common and would really, as an old ljfriend of mine once said, "require more than two horny ladies and a dildo".
The show I am most excited about returning is The 100, but I haven't connected to folks about it that much online -- more so in real life, actually. (cofax7, ping me! :)
I would love to be in and have a Syfy space show fandom, to be honest -- trascendenza and I have been tossing around the idea of a mini-ficathon for both Killjoys and Dark Matter, maybe more fandoms.
Where do you hang out online?
Here on DW; I mirror on LJ. I have a Twitter account and a tumblr -- all the same handle, this same one. Also on Instagram, but that's obviously all Real Life.
What are you reading?
Just finished Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Cycle, and I actually have Thoughts about the oeuvre (it's just that few will like them very much). I downloaded Martha Wells' add-on Tales of the Raksura, and I can't wait to see Moon and Chime and Jade again -- who doesn't love sulky-sweet poly dragonesque shapeshifters?
If you're thinking I'm way into escapism, YOU WOULD BE RIGHT. There's too much reality around me, as I see it.
What are you watching?
All the summer sci-fi shows on Syfy! Killjoys just finished, and kicked ass; I recommend it whole-heartedly. Otherwise...well, I gave up on Teen Wolf, so there is no genre television currently in my queue. I have Orange Is The New Black Lined Up in my Netflix queue but would want some time for that.
What are you making?
Actually made Killjoys icons the other day! Otherwise, mostly baked goods. Or puddings -- did I mention the puddings yet?
I have a few fic ideas percolating in my head -- Dark Matter really needs Two/Android femslash in the worst way; Killjoys could do with some quality Johnny/Fancy (because Fancy is hot, and Johnny has a love/hate thing for him); there's still that Sam/Natasha porn I genuinely only have to put down on paper, finishing the tryptych of permutations of my Winter Soldier favorites, and I feel I should write the second part of my Matt/Claire, because God knows no one else will give me the hottest pairing on television, and certainly not with tropes like Undercover In A Bar.
What are you squeeing about today?
My prescription opioids make me euphoric, so EVERYTHING! :D No worries, gentle readers, though; the downsides of opioids are so, well, down- and side-y that I would never take them beyond the 24 hours required to kill my regularly scheduled excruciating pain.
If you could rope old fandom friends into a new fandom, it would be...
The 100: CHECK OUT THE 100 AND GET BACK HERE, WHERE WE NOW HAVE COMMUNITIES AND STUFF!
MCU: I would want more good writers like youuu to be into the pairings that I am into: MATT/CLAIRE (hot like burning), Sam/Steve, Steve/Natasha, Bobbi/every girl on SHIELD. :)
Killjoys, you guys. Watch Killjoys and write me some Johnny/Dutch, or Johnny/Fancy? (I will also take Two/Android on Dark Matter. Robot femslash, there's not enough of it. Actually, I will take Two/ANYBODY but Three. Mmh. Yeah.)
I should really watch/read/dive into _______ and then come talk to you about it!
Seems I already did this in the above. *g*
Tell you what; what do you want me to talk more about?
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