American Gods 1.04.

May. 22nd, 2017 02:29 pm
selenak: (Illyria by Kathyh)
[personal profile] selenak
In which it becomes apparant why Bryan Fuller delayed a certain reveal as much as he did.

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st_aurafina: Shaw's face, caption: you beat the devil's tattoo (POI: Shaw devil's tattoo)
[personal profile] st_aurafina
Title: Five Birds Harold Has Never Been, Part 1: Muscovy Duck
Fandom: Person of Interest/Elementary
Rating: PG
Words: 6318
Characters/Pairings: Root/Sameen Shaw, Harold Finch, John Reese, Bear, Joan Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Jaime Moriarty, Clyde
Warnings/Content: Show-level violence, crossover, Shaw/Watson flirting, Watson/Moriarty flirting
Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] lilacsigil for the beta.

Summary: Sherlock thinks there's something peculiar about their new neighbour, Mr Muscovy.

Also at the Archive

'There's something peculiar about our new neighbour,' said Sherlock )

Crossing the Rubicon

May. 21st, 2017 09:36 pm
saturnofthemoon: (atia3)
[personal profile] saturnofthemoon
Uh yeah, I still have a blog.

- Due to a longing for period dramas and a slight crush on Lindsay Duncan, I've been watching/re-watching Rome. Despite having the above icon since who knows when, it looks like I never finished it. (I mean, I think I would have remembered Caesar's assassination.) I remembered Atia and Servilia as the main characters and their conflict as driving the show's main plot. My memory is very selective. Hello to all those other characters I forgot about.

- I've been technically reading A Dance With Dragons since March of last year. I think my issue is that my favorite POV characters are in its companion book, A Feast for Crows. Also, enough with the endless repetition, GRRM! I'm tired of hearing about your fingers, Davos.

Despite my declining interest in the MCU...

- Belated thoughts about the Thor trailer )

- I recently saw Beauty and the Beast and Logan while I was visiting family out of state. Beauty and the Beast was better than expected. I still give zero shits about the romance, but it did a good job fleshing out the story of the servants and the special effects were spectacular.

Logan was disturbingly violent, but I enjoyed the relevant character moments. Spoilers ) I came away wanting all the Laura fic, but a quick look at AO3 just showed a bunch of m/m fic.

- Star Trek: Discovery )

- American Gods is finally here and I'm loving it. TV Shadow took a little getting used to. (In the books, he starts out as a very passive character, but that doesn't transfer well to television.) The first episode, mainly the tale end of it, had me worried I would be flooded with the same kinds of special effects that made me despise Hannibal. No worries there, Fuller has his hands full recreating visuals that are canon to the novel. Ian McShane is totally killing it as Mr. Wednesday.

After watching the latest episode this morning, I made the mistake of going on tumblr. People don't seem to understand that, while it's great Fuller chose to flesh Laura's character out, she was never really supposed to be likable and that's something I appreciate in a female character. Unlikable male characters are taken as matter of fact.

I have a million things I want to write and am doing nothing about it. It doesn't help that I'm using my brother's old Surface, which requires an external keyboard to do any serious typing. I signed up for hetbigbang and, assuming I finish it, I may end up doing my own artwork since the pairing I'm writing is quite rare and unpopular.

Some stories I read and enjoyed before I got tired of reading fanfiction again:

Cut for length )

Doctor Who 10.06

May. 21st, 2017 04:14 pm
selenak: (Bill Potts by Ella_Rose88)
[personal profile] selenak
I've found a Bill icon!

Spoilers get existential )

Black Sails recs

May. 20th, 2017 08:13 pm
selenak: (Max by Misbegotten)
[personal profile] selenak
Both have spoilers for all four seasons.

A place of our own: Anne heals and adjusts to the new world, post show. Great Anne Bonny exploration, and her relationships with both Max and Jack are well presented.

Letters of Marque: brief messages written between Thomas, Miranda and James at different points of their lives. Short and heartbreaking.

The Americans 5.11.

May. 19th, 2017 01:31 pm
selenak: (The Americans by Tinny)
[personal profile] selenak
Watching a show about Russian spies set in the 80s is increasingly weird when contrasted with the current day reality. If only the KGB had known back then how incredibly easy it is to get the entire Republican party to do their bidding…

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Better Call Saul 3.06.

May. 16th, 2017 03:50 pm
selenak: (Jimmy and Kim)
[personal profile] selenak
In which there's no Mike, but we're still back to parting screen time between the lawyer and the drug world side. No sweat, thoug, it's all good, man.

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st_aurafina: HG gripping Myka's wrist from the episode 'Reset' (Warehouse 13: HG and Myka in Reset)
[personal profile] st_aurafina
Title:Stop and Remember Me
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: PG
Words: 5538
Characters/Pairings: Helena 'HG' Wells/Myka Bering
Warnings/Content: Hand holding, amnesia, adventures with Artifacts
Notes: Title from Hazy Shade of Winter. Thank you to [personal profile] lilacsigil and [personal profile] clare_dragonfly for the beta.

Summary: Myka wished she could remember where she was. She wished she could remember why not remembering was a bad thing.

Also at the Archive

Myka couldn't recall how she got to this mall, or why she'd decided to go shopping.  )

American Gods 1.03

May. 15th, 2017 12:42 pm
selenak: (Illyria by Kathyh)
[personal profile] selenak
Aka the one with Salim, the Ifrit, and the subsequently imitated by life bank robbery.

As always, spoilers for the book as well as the episode )

Doctor Who 10.05.

May. 14th, 2017 02:35 pm
selenak: (Equations by Such_Heights)
[personal profile] selenak
This was good, not solely for the dynamics, but for the overall episode content. Also, is this shaping up to be the most overtly leftist season since Seven's day, or what?

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st_aurafina: (Birthday)
[personal profile] st_aurafina
Happy birthday to [personal profile] lost_spook and [personal profile] lurkingcat, and a belated happy birthday to my nearly twin, [personal profile] muccamukk. And happy birthday to me. I had a quiet day: transplanted some lettuce seedlings into the greenhouse, did some crochet, watched the Eurovision final on delay via Youtube. I got an almond milk hot chocolate when we went out for our daily pokestop visit. I made myself a Black Tapes icon:
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It was nice. And less stressful than many other birthdays I have shared.

Hey, people, friending meme here:
Interested in icon-making friends? Join our friending meme!

I've sent my snippets away to [community profile] wipbigbang for the Person of Interest Sentinel/Guide fic. I wrote a summary and chose a title. I've got a W13 fic in second beta right now, so hopefully I can post that next week. I'm nearly caught up on getting my [community profile] fandom_stocking fics posted here. I got something in for [community profile] iconthat's current challenge. I'm doing stuff. It's a good feeling.

And I think I'm ready to close comments at my LJ.
saturnofthemoon: (11th Doctor)
[personal profile] saturnofthemoon
Have a meme....

Comment with one of my fandoms, and I'll tell you:

the character I least understand
interactions I enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is mostly like me
hottest looks character
one thing I dislike about my fave character
one thing I like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character I wish died but didn’t
my ship that never sailed
st_aurafina: Harold Finch's face (POI: Harold)
[personal profile] st_aurafina
Title: Snow Day
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: General
Words: 263
Characters/Pairings: Harold/John
Warnings/Content: Fluff. And kissing.
Notes: Written for [community profile] fandom_stocking 2017.

Summary: Harold forgets sometimes that the three of them make a unit.

Also at the Archive

Bear doesn't like wearing the booties, but there's salt out on the sidewalks. )

The Americans 5.10

May. 12th, 2017 05:54 pm
selenak: (The Americans by Tinny)
[personal profile] selenak
This was a bit of an odd episode for me, full of fragments from stories that did almost, but not quite fit together.

More beneath the cut )
st_aurafina: HG gripping Myka's wrist from the episode 'Reset' (Warehouse 13: HG and Myka in Reset)
[personal profile] st_aurafina
Would there be anyone willing to do an Ameripick on 5K of Warehouse 13 fic? It's femslash, Helena/Myka, I'll probably rate it PG, but there's not much more than hand holding and kissing in it. (Also some slightly depressing thoughts about the Boer War, hence the PG.)

Remember [ profile] 30_kisses? Now there's [community profile] 15kisses and its sister comm, [community profile] 15kinks. I took a kisses table for Root/Shaw. Eeee, maybe I can even get something written for it. *crosses fingers*
ETA: Also [community profile] 15woes for all your angsty fic needs, and [community profile] whole_new_world for AU claims. (Via [personal profile] chronikle)

Also [community profile] ssrconfidential (Agent Carter ficathon comm) is having a bit of a prompts fest: Plot bunny hutch (aka prompt sharing station!). Go, get your Peggy shoes on and kick some butt!

I am so sorry I didn't have a chance to post while the AHCA was being voted on - but I was collecting light and joyous linkspam to buoy my flist up - I'll post it now. Because we're all going to need buoying, pretty much until this time has passed.

The word buoy has ceased to have any meaning, also.

Begin Linkspam!
- Feel better about the nightmare world for 30 seconds with this tiny kid doing the haka. A most ferocious haka!

- Melissa McCarthy As Sean Spicer Performs "I Feel Pretty" In An SNL Teaser
The video won't play for me (in Australia) but the gifs are amazing. (Also, how omg pretty is Melissa McCarthy? She's gorgeous.)

- Kickstarter for a Frida Kahlo action figure

- My new favourite word cloud generator: Tagcrowd (Since Wordle has ceased to function and I am too scared to force Java to work so it does.) Just in case anyone else uses them for editing, like I do. (Helps me get rid of lazy words. Like/look/something/such/seem/almost. And so on.)

- Everyone and their dog has linked this, but please enjoy Tom Holland's lipsync battle. He kicks ass dressed as Rihanna and dancing his backside off. I feel quite different about Spider-Man now.
You can stand under his umbrella-ella-ella )

Whale, they’ve arrived. Whale watching season has arrived here. There are whales less than half an hour away from where I am right now - this delights me every year.

- Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie Join Elisabeth Moss for “Top of the Lake: China Girl”. Top of the Lake's first season was incredibly wracking. S2 is probably going to be the same, but I'm going to watch it, because Gwendoline Christie. She looks so incredibly bogan and adorable in her copper's uniform! And omg, Nicole Kidman's hair and her freckles! I am totally here for all the wrong reasons, I know. Just call me Miss-The-Point-Dan.
Trailer under the cut! )

- How to Read a Yarn Label. Things I ought to do before I start the project, but somehow never do.

- The Difference in Bernat Pop! Yarn Cakes, Caron Cakes, Mandala and Sweet Rolls. Yarn cakes are all the rage right now. I've only used the Premier Sweet Roll and honestly, the colour change is so abrupt that I might as well have just used regular yarn and had the colour changes where I wanted.

- Useless but adorable kitchen gadget, anyone? It makes radishes into 1-Up mushrooms )

- Free crochet pattern: Confetti Scarf. This is super cute, and I think I want to make one. I have some grey yarn and lots of coloured scraps. (I've been rolling my scraps into tiny balls and keeping them in a mason jar, it makes me feel very Insta.)

- Pink Moon Milk {a dreamy sleep tonic}. Because I'm a sucker for a hipster recipe with almond milk. Though I do not have any ashwagandha powder, and have no idea where I would find some. It just looks so pretty!

End linkspam!

I keep meaning to do a round-up of media consumed lately, but I keep getting involved in these linkspams. I do have thoughts that are not shallow and centred around craft and pink milk! Also, I need to do the music meme, but the next topic is "A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget about." And presumably I have forgotten all the people I need to forget, because I can't think of anyone. Um.

Better Call Saul 3.05

May. 9th, 2017 08:08 pm
selenak: (Jimmy and Kim)
[personal profile] selenak
Which is the lawyerly showdown yours truly has been waiting for.

Do you have anything else? )


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