It also has made me want to re-read my own doctoral thesis for the first time since it was finished. ( Read more... )
2) Speaking of the TWC article, I hadn't seen this news story quoted before but it was an interesting read. I particularly loved the conclusion that these older fans obsessed with the future were pretty unconnected to the actual future of their fandoms.
2) Thanks to Paula for sending me a tip on this documentary about the NY Public Library system. Hopefully it will come to Netflix or someplace I can see it.
3) Thanks to the free Starz week through Comcast, I watched all of the White Princess. I don't have much to say about it as I think it was a watered down version of the White Queen, which seemed to do more with costuming and production values, as well as writing, than this one. Two things are particularly odd ( Read more... )
4) I was also able to finish off Black Sails. I think it ended at the right time. ( Read more... )
Honestly, I'm pretty surprised that this series hasn't gotten way more attention or credit.
5) Speaking of Black Sails, a friend has gotten as enthusiastic (perhaps even more so) about it as I have, and I thought of some pirate-style necklaces I could make for her. Here are some, along with a few others I put together recently. ( Read more... )
Title: A Rose By Any Other Name
Story by: majesticduxk
Art by: angerprobfemme
Pairings: pre wincestiel (pre Castiel/Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester)
Word Count: 16881
Warnings: d/s verse, misunderstandings, lawyer!Sam, lawyer!Cas, sub!Dean, swearing, fantasies, daydreaming, explicit sexual fantasies, multiple POV, pre slash, humour
Summary: Sam dreams of having a sub to hold in his arms while watches TV, to snuggle up to at night, and to pull down over his knee for no reason at all, expect to turn their bottom a beautiful shade of red. Of course it’s hard to meet anyone except work colleagues, and his law office is particularly conservative. But then one day, somehow, a wonderful bright eyed and messy haired sub walks through the door, and he’s smitten. But maybe he fell too soon.
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I have a new article out at TWC: The margins of print? Fan fiction as book history. I also got cited in another article in the same journal issue, which is exciting!! With my colleague Kate O, we also relaunched the Women in Book History Bibliography last week with a new searchable interface, and I've been doing a lot of data entry from our backlog with it, adding some 250 citations in the past week so that we're at over 900 now! This is extra exciting since when we started we had just over 100, so yay blooming and growing!
I've really appreciated the messages of support I've gotten from you guys about working my way through depression--it really helps knowing that others share the feeling, and so on. <3
2) I saw a tweet regarding climate change denial which said in response to this, "So, when's the time? Xavier? Zooey?"
3) The news that students who binge on online course content do better than those who don't hardly seems surprising. Chances are if you're binging you're either more interested in the content or more motivated in completing the course. I also suspect that it's easier to go through quickly because better students find the material to be easier and thus finish quicker.
4) So it seems that news outlets are finally deciding that the Daily Show's format is one of the best ways to get news across and have started doing comedy videos. And what's even more amazing is that it isn't name checked once in that article.
5) Speaking of the Daily Show's legacy, at least the creative Emmys are more on point with their awards. I got a particular laugh out of this win: ( Read more... )
dirt ( plants log )
every damn thing is flaring right now. I have pain in my hands and wrists that I've never had before, to the point that I'm wearing my PT elbow braces to type in. I finally located my elbow night brace & now have only to de-lint it. Possibly if I start sleeping in both carpal braces & at least one elbow brace, I can fix this.
Yuletide noms close in 2 1/2 days, and I don't know what to nom. I don't know what -- if anything -- I'm qualified to write for this year. Except, at the same time, I feel like I've got a story in me. God knows I've read enough this year to be able to offer a ton of book fandoms. *ponders* Oh! I should make sure that Early Modern London Theatre RPF has Annie Shakespeare in it so I can request Will/Kit/Annie hijinks. And I should probably make sure the right muppets are nommed. Hmm, what else?
The Da Vinci Code - It's not a bad movie per se, not at all. I just don't get the hype around it. I guess because it was one of the very first truly successful "conspiracy" novels about history and the church? Who knows. Well, by now there's one under every rock you turn, so...
Monsterville - This is a parody. It... is a parody, right? We're not supposed to take anything that happens in it even remotely seriously, are we? Well, I bought it solely for Kat McNamara, the actress playing Clary in Shadowhunters. Here, she's Lilith, the daughter of the owner of the Cabinet of Souls. She's definitely the highlight of this film.
Probably more of a thought experiment, but...I'm wondering what an Outlanderey Kirk/McCoy AU would look like. Bones time-travels 200 years to the past where he meets Jim Kirk--who is definitely not Scottish or kilted--who he falls in love with (and okay if he abandons Jocelyn, but what about Joanna?!) and has to marry For Reasons, and they try to stop....something (WW3?). Doctoring, profanity, and sex ensue.
Janita Burgess: So there we go. Writing fanfic helps you grow as a person. =)
*levgrossman: I believe that!
2) Speaking of people who hadn't grown as a person, I watched Young Adult, a Diablo Cody movie with Charlize Theron. It's about a YA author, though there's not a whole lot about the work in the movie as opposed to the ticking biological clock as a central plotline. ( Read more... )
3) I find the future predicted for broadcast radio in this report to be entirely plausible (though when they say radio, they seem to be focusing on music, which leads me to wonder if news/talk might not become the dominant form of content). ( Read more... )
4) This look at which social media outlets people are getting their news from had some odd conclusions about growth. Granted it singled out the sites where there was double digit growth but Tumblr jumped 8 points in a year which seems rather significant. ( Read more... )
5) "A recently leaked Facebook document indicated that the company had been touting to advertisers its ability to determine teens’ emotional state based on their on-site behavior, and even to pinpoint “moments when young people need a confidence boost.” Facebook acknowledged that the document was real, but denied that it offers “tools to target people based on their emotional state.” Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
Pairing/Rating: Hamilton/Washington, Explicit
Warnings: Consent Issues, Rough Sex
Wordcount: 5,800 Words
Summary: In which Washington is jealous and possessive, but Hamilton would rather ride his general's cock than attend a gala anyway.
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2) I share the reviewer's horror . Especially given that this is about a real woman who suffered tremendous abuse in real life, turning her story into a romance with her abuser is appalling.
3) I noticed in this story about falling toy sales and the effort to connect this to poor movie performance (I agree with the assessment that "there are too many movies being released and released too frequently"), that no one mentioned Wonder Woman. Mattel in particular is suffering and you'd think their business would be booming given that its box office is still climbing.
4) Speaking of falling sales, the news is not good for the future of retail employees. With all this current talk about refugees and immigrants taking U.S. jobs, many retail positions require good English skills despite often low levels of specific training, which means they're fairly immune to being outsourced. I also think they're unlikely to be completely replaced by automation since you're always going to need someone able to provide information and assistance. But there's little doubt there are going to be far fewer such positions on the ground, whereas there will be far more in distribution or call centers. That's probably going to hit small towns particularly hard.
5) My personal addition to why we need to keep what Obamacare/ACA has offered us. ( Read more... )
I've pretty consistently overslept almost every day for the past month. I have managed to get some decent chunks of writing done, which gives me hope because I had set several deadlines for myself and I'd like to *keep* them, but. To quote Bilbo Baggins (the Hobbit and not my dog), I feel like too little butter spread over too much bread. Or more originally, like an overblown balloon that needs to be drained a little, or it will hit something and POP! rather violently. But I'm not really sure what to do about that, except take it day by day, which I have to...anyway.