Flickering I roam

Feb. 17th, 2019 02:16 pm
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[personal profile] dolorosa_12
First up, nominations have now opened for [community profile] waybackexchange, so if you're thinking of participating, you have until 20th February to get your nominations in. I've already used up all my nomination slots, but if anyone has any free, please do drop me a comment here (or a DM) as I have at least one other fandom I'd love to get nominated.

[personal profile] ladytharen has created a great new comm for Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows duology, so if you're interested, please do think about joining!

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This week's books )

This week's TV )

Other weekend stuff )

Belated Festivid reveal!

Feb. 15th, 2019 10:40 pm
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Surprising literally no one, I lucked out and matched on Critical Role for Festivids this year! Which worked out great for me, as it's all I want to vid right now.

Title: Ultralife
Fandom: Critical Role
Character/Pairing: Ensemble
Music: Ultralife - Oh Wonder
Content notes: N/A
Summary: "Blood running in my veins, I've never been here before."
Notes: I still just really love their faces.
Spoilers: Up to episode 48, but this source is still hard to spoil with visuals/vids.
Download: here|288mb
Also on: YouTube|AO3|Tumblr

Ultralife from silly_cleo on Vimeo.

Password: festivids

Lyrics )

Links and updatery

Feb. 10th, 2019 04:50 pm
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Firstly, and most importantly, [personal profile] firstaudrina is hosting a multifandom friending meme. If you're interested in participating, follow the link below:

multifandom friending meme

A few people have added me as a result of the meme, and rather than doing an entirely new introduction post, I'll point you towards my most recent one, done in January after my post-reveals Yuletide friending meme. Feel free to ask me anything about stuff I brought up in that post.

I'd also like to put in another plug for [community profile] waybackexchange, a fic and art exchange for fandoms older than ten years. Nominations will open in a couple of days' time, and in the meantime, the mod is going through a review period where you can make the case for borderline canons (such as works older than ten years which have been adapted more recently, or canons with various continuities, such as comics). Given most of my favourite canons are old, this is definitely the exchange for me, and I'm looking forward to taking part!

A few links to things I found interesting )

What I've been up to this weekend )

You might have noticed that after my flurry of posting about books read in January, my reading has slowed to a crawl. I can't say I've read anything that's blown my mind: I read a theological history of Judaism in the centuries on either side of the BCE/CE dividing line, as well as early Christianity. While many of its specifics were new to me, its overall argument was not (to sum up: Judaism was in a great deal of flux during this time, and Christianity, when it emerged, was in no means contrary to Judaism at that point because at that time there were several competing understandings of what Judaism was, and basically religions are fluid, evolving things that change to address the concerns of the times), so it didn't exactly blow my mind. I guess it would do if you had a much more rigid understanding of religion, maybe? The other book I've read so far this month, The Pale Queen's Courtyard by Marcin Wrona, is historical-ish fantasy set in an alternative version of ancient Babylon, with fake fantasy Babylonians, Persians and I guess Egyptians. Matthias and I have been on the lookout for books set in this region (not so much Egypt, as it's fairly well served), but there seems to be a real dearth. I found this novel frustrating: flimsy characterisation, cartoonish female characters, and an anachronistic understanding of religion which the author admits in his afterword he added for a sense of conflict. Basically his 'Persian' characters try to impose their religion on others and stamp out the worship of a particular goddess, but in pre-monotheistic times (and even afterwards), peoples might decide to worship a single god, or that other nations' gods were weak or evil, but they generally accepted that other pantheons existed. As I say, the book was frustrating.

I'll wrap this post up here, as it's a bit of a mishmash, but as always, I'm keen to hear what you're reading, watching, cooking and so on. How have your weekends been? And, new people adding me from the friending meme, feel free to ask me anything about stuff raised in my intro post.

Self-Curated Vidshow Challenge

Feb. 9th, 2019 10:19 pm
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I'm delighted by [personal profile] trelkez's vidshow challenge. I made a playlist of 13 of my vids. There are links and some notes here.

I tried to pick a broad selection of my vids that cover the various things I've tried over the years. Also a triad of Vienna Teng vids because I can. I chose:

01 Many Hands (Multifandom)
02 Call Me Maybe (MCU)
03 We Go Together (Star Trek XI)
04 Comedy Tragedy History (Hamilton)
05 Blank Soace (Doctor Who) made with [personal profile] purplefringe
06 The Skins (Multifandom)
07 Counting Stars (MCU)
08 She Keeps Me Warm (Saving Face)
09 Around Us (Avatar: the Last Airbender)
10 The Breaking Light (Pacific Rim)
11 Antebellum (Merlin)
12 Blue Caravan (Doctor Who)
13 Fly (Multifandom)

You can view them in their individual DW posts, download all 13 in this zip file or play them in a playlist here:

One exception: Blank Space, which is currently available for streaming here on sendvid. I designed it to play fifth after my Hamilton vid, but you know, whatever's easiest.

Let me know if there are any broken links or other problems. I'm also uploading a zip file of all 13 vids, I'll update this post when that's done.

Books read in January 2019

Feb. 7th, 2019 08:49 am
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[personal profile] usuallyhats
Revenant Gun - Yoon Ha Lee
Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve
Predator's Gold - Philip Reeve
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken
Clockwork Boys - T. Kingfisher
The Wonder Engine - T. Kingfisher
Witchmark - CL Polk
Doctor Who: Birthright - Nigel Robinson

This month I found out that I am in fact eligible to nominate for the Hugos this year, so I tried to read a lot of stuff that I might potentially want to nominate. I don't know if it was the pressure, or if I made bad choices, or if I'm in another book slump, but it went... poorly. I feel bad that all these reviews are so negative, but here we are.

Clockwork Boys (three stars), The Wonder Engine (two stars), Witchmark (three stars) )

Didn't finish: The Queen of Ieflaria - Effie Calvin, The Poppy War - RF Kuang, Elysium Fire - Alastair Reynolds )

I feel like I might have finished all three of these if I hadn't forgotten how to like books again. :/


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January 2019

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My running PRs:

5K: 21:03 (downhill) 21:43 (loop)
10K: 43:06 (downhill)
10M: 1:12:59
13.1M: 1:35:55
26.2M: 3:23:31

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