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It's been a while since I've bought a book (in hardcover, no less!) that wasn't for work or an ebook.   But Dragon Ship (!!!!!!!!!) came out last week and I haven't been able to pry myself away from the Liaden Universe until now, since every new release always seems to necessitate a re-read of all (well, a significant portion anyway) of the previous novels.  *dreamy sigh*  

I have loved this series since I found the first one in a B. Dalton back in 1989, all through the years where I searched fruitlessly for more sequels - not realizing that the authors were self-publishing and epub pioneers, as I didn't have internet access at the time - and I will buy every dang last one in hardcover or however it's published, just to show my support and keep the series coming! 

*hollow voice*   I will never forget the famine years...

Stephen Brust : you're up, dude.  I bought Desecrator, but that was just an amuse-bouche.  Seriously, what's Vlad up to now?


Random rambling )
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This video illustrates one of the main reasons I enjoyed Neo Ned so much.  Ned is crazy, fucked-up, AND adorably sweet.

Since he is played by Jeremy Renner, he is also STUPIDLY HOT.  

(Seriously, how does he make almost everything he does - even the dorky stuff - sexy?  His face is not classically handsome, but he moves like a model-turned-martial artist and is believable as almost any character: soldier - duh, assassin - ditto, rich businessman - sure, rock star - hell yeah, cowboy - ditto ditto, car salesman, personal trainer, college professor, policeman, biker, doting dad, chef - yes, please, I'd love some more .....)


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I must say that I am thrilled that AO3 now allows vids and art!   Am hoping we will be able to arrange to do cool OTW membership drive stuff/ AO3 fangirling at Wincon somehow.  T-shirts and buttons and explaining how archiving stuff so people can always find it to comment and love on and hug and pet and call George is not only genius, but necessary.  ~But NOT usurping  LJ as the place where people TALK and CONNECT.  Everyone seems to be worrying about the fragmenting of fandom, but I see people simply specializing their areas of interaction: Tumblr for teh artz and gifs all pavlovianly refreshed like Twitter, AO3 for hosting, searching, downloading, subscribing to fic by topic and tag and bookmark, and LJ and DW for friendship and meta and squee about all of the aforementioned (comment fic! Oh peerless pinnacle of fandomly dialogue, how I adore thee!).  It is less focused, but still kind of enriched by all the interconnectivity.

That's why I like subscriptions and feeds and tracking links - and I guess the fact that I find new awesome fic I wouldn't even think to look for elsewhere almost every DAY on AO3 makes me massively excited about it right now, I can't help myself!

Thus I am - completely unexpectedly - reading werewolf Sherlock WIPs and Jeremy Renner/Colin Farrell bondage porn (looking at you, [archiveofourown.org profile]Resonae) and ...  I like it!

So call me crazy.   =P
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Okay did anyone else see this?  It's better than the original trailer, in my opinion!




Also, go now to pet, stroke, and coo over [livejournal.com profile] foxxcub's fantastic Avenger's Kissing Meme!


 Awesomeness awaits!
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......   UNTIL IRON MAN 3 ANYWAY.

Is it just me, or did anyone else see Phil there at the end? I mean, a slightly balding white guy in a suit and tie nearly running into Agent Hill as she leaves the bridge of the Helicarrier?  Who else on that thing wears a suit and tie?  Who else would be striding purposefully onto the bridge, probably to report to Fury for debrief or something?   Who else could it be?

I HAVE DECIDED TO BELIEVE IT IS PHIL, NO MATTER WHAT ARGUMENTS ARE PRESENTED TO THE CONTRARY.

Phil is not dead.  That is all.

My favorite bits were the parts where Cap is all super-soldier-with-amazing-physical-competency.  Everything - jumping out of the plane, using the Helicarrier like a jungle gym (EVERYONE in this movie was flinging themselves off of anything/everything ... just, turn around and jump/fall/dive full speed ahead, relying on sheer skill when it comes to hitting the bad guy/making it in time/not going splat.  SO MUCH COMPETENCE - I HAVE MANY COMPETENCE FEELS.) When he's running down the street to get to the hostages? The running and diving, somersaulting, knowing exactly how to move, just ...  AAAAAH!  And the little thing he and Tony do where the repulsor reflects/ricochets off the shield? XD XD XD XD  Iron Man's entrance in Germany! Overriding the comms for his own personal soundtrack!  Hell, ALL of Tony's entrances were amazing. The talk/threats with Loki - I kept going "aaw yeah, here's the showman.  Bring it, Tony!"
LOOOOVED  Tasha - " Thank you for your cooperation", "It'll be fun".  Hijacking alien space-chariot of unknown technological origin? That's confidence, girlfriend.   And the audience applauded when Hulk 'smashed' Loki - just, I can't, right in the middle of the grand speech, it was BEAUTIFUL.  I would rather have a gif of that than one of the Hulk/Thor punchout, just when people are being annoying ^_____^

I cannot talk about Hawkeye because there are no words for how much I heart Jeremy Renner - I just saw Ghost Protocol, okay?  It's, he's ... *wibbles*  

    * AAAARRRRMMMMSSSSSS*

And Bruce! - I agree with everyone, Mark Ruffalo was FANTASTIC!  Way to redeem a comicbook movie character, Joss!  I disliked the other two Hulk movies ( I told a friend who hasn't been following the movies until now, and who wants to watch all the previous relevant Marvel films, that she could skip the Norton Hulk, except for maybe the last bit with Fury).  I would go see a movie with this Hulk.  AND the Black Widow/Hawkeye backstory movie!

And Pepper being barefoot at home b/c in her Louboutins she's taller than Tony!  In her Daisy Dukes!  "Tony doesn't like it when people hand him things"  And her giant diamond! (whataya think ~12~ carats?)

Also, how many groups of fans do you think are planning like, "Let's go see it again, and then after - we'll go for schwarma!"   The restaurants are probably so confused by the sudden uptick in business.  XD  XD

*rubs hands together gleefully*  Now for all the Bruce fic and fixit fic and Hawkeye angst fic and ...

(seriously, this movie has redeemed the entire last few weeks of my life - only something this good could make me feel better about what's going on.  And now I have to learn XHTML coding in the next month - sigh.  If only I had enough money to see it again and again.  I wonder if a doctor could prescibe a film as an anti-depressant and if insurance would cover it? *ponders*)

Pimping!

Apr. 24th, 2012 12:34 am
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This month so far has not been a good one for me and LJ.  
A tale of joy and woe ... or more like, woe and joy.. )

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