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Mar. 19th, 2017 01:22 am
copracat: Freddie Mercury glamming it up on stage with the text 'Did you say gay pants?' (freddie)
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Another late night lost in youtube. Tonight I've ended up on bootlegs of Queen's Melbourne concerts. nostalgia )

I used to be such a music fan. It's not that I don't like music now, I just listen to it less, and pick up much, much less new music. I'm not sure entirely why - partly lifestyle, earbuds hurt so I have to wrangle headphones in public, resentment at the new music distribution that requires me to accede privacy for the privilege of giving my money to someone, the way many new artists sound the same vocally, that new production style hides any sense that the singer is breathing, that I don't know anyone whose musical taste syncs with mine to be energised with, that furia/the war against silence stopped reviewing. It feels like so long since new music has been any more than the sound equivalent of interior design, white guy pain with guitar or some Swedish pop genius sold to a Svengali to have all the personality ironed out of it.

Anyway, in summary, Lemonade. Holy fuck.

When it came out like an explosion across my twitter timeline, I didn't rush to listen because see above. I regret that now.

In TV news I am watching Fortitude season 2, which is just as harrowing as season 1. spoilers )

LOL. Cats.

Mar. 17th, 2017 10:54 am
wintercreek: Three robin's eggs in a nest. ([misc] possibilities beyond numbering)
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Thanks to [personal profile] synecdochic and [personal profile] fairestcat, my preschooler is now convinced that the proper and primary use of the internet is for pictures of cats. And I'm like, Well, she's not wrong!

So, uh, keep posting, cat-owners.

reading wednesday

Mar. 15th, 2017 11:08 am
watersword: Tori Higginson as Elizabeth Weir and the word "elizabeth" (Elizabeth: commander)
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War of the Foxes / Richard Siken. Thrilled that NYPL finally has this! Hunh, did not love the poetic voice, it doesn't feel fresh and dangerous in the way that Crush did. But there are some gorgeous phrases in here.

The big book of exit strategies / Jamaal May. Great title, variable poems.

Miranda and Caliban / Jacqueline Carey. Did not finish because I couldn't care about anybody, and I love the source text; Shakespeare's Miranda is a lot more interesting than Carey's.

The world's wife / Carol Ann Duffy. Great premise, a little one-note in the actual poems, and I wish Duffy had written against the source texts more.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet / Becky Chambers. Super adorable; character-driven domestic SFF in space.

The wizard hunters : the fall of Ile-Rien / Martha Wells. This is not clicking for me. Anyone want to make an argument for why I should persist?

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Mar. 13th, 2017 08:05 pm
copracat: close up of woman's arms and hands, writing (wrisomifu - brass)
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[community profile] purimgifts is open and thus I am now relaxed because I can't go and fiddle with my stories any more. Okay, I can fiddle with day 3 still but I'm not going to.

But here are the first two stories written for me by someone who shares my heart or at least reads it very well :)

Trust (part one) and Trust (part two) - Leverage, about the ways first Eliot and then Hardison trust the team.

And after you've read them go read some more [community profile] purimgifts stories here. Here are a few more recs to get you over there, in case you are inexplicably here but not a Leverage fan:

The Bargains We Make - Narnia meets the Pied Piper, but more than that.

Draco Explausis - Discworld, Susan Sto Helit, Sybil Ramkin, a class of children and some swamp dragons.

A Most Unnecessary Visit - Star Wars, Disney Princesses - after all, Leia is a Disney Princess now.

Constellation Light - Star Wars, Leia and Rey. I'm not crying, you're crying. Shut up.

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