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Aug. 17th, 2017 12:19 am
taichara: (Desert's Jewelbox -- WAT DO)
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Well that was just 60 pages of fuck in a 6-page bag ...

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 35

Aug. 16th, 2017 04:11 pm
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[personal profile] kalloway
35 -- have you ever dropped an anime, if so why?

All the time-- let's see... timeslot changed, financial reasons (can't commit to $30/3 episodes for a 75+ episode show), moved to somewhere without television/cable, had to work instead of going to anime club, dropped anime club, fell out of contact with friend who was loaning out series, library doesn't have full run and doesn't order in optical media, series was never fully released in NA/English, subbers dropped series and no one picked it up, um... should I go on?

And that's ignoring shows that weren't my cuppa - didn't like the plot, characters, direction show was headed, art style, etc.

That's like asking 'have you ever not finished a book? why?' when sometimes... you just don't.

I'm not sure what the last anime I actually dropped was. There are a lot of things I want to go back and finish, but it'll take awhile. My slow internet makes streaming iffy sometimes so I'm a lot better off with physical media, but that often requires more cash. And some things aren't legally available on physical media yet, so~ *handwaves*

The last manga I dropped (from my library-borrowing spree) was JoJo's. It was interesting but I just couldn't get invested in the story.

40-anime meme: Day 35

Aug. 16th, 2017 12:36 pm
taichara: (apple)
[personal profile] taichara
35 -- have you ever dropped an anime, if so why?

Well, yeah? Give someone enough decades -- or not that many decades, come on now -- and they're bound to hit something that doesn't actually press so many buttons.

Why? Boredom; not interested in the story; not interested in the characters; not enough time to watch it; it just wasn't engaging enough. Because I felt like it.

Shockingly this can happen and one is still an anime fan!

Something the author of this meme perhaps could not wrap their brain around? idek, oi.

Dear Creator (Femslash Exchange 2017)

Aug. 16th, 2017 03:42 pm
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[personal profile] kadma

Hello, I'm [archiveofourown.org profile] kadma and it takes but one gander at my profile to see I love femslash! Below, you'll find a list of my general likes and do not wants, followed by a short paragraph per fandom of prompts / suggestions, all of which are optional.

General Likes:
  • PWP / smut
  • feelings / introspection
  • missing scenes / codas
  • in-character dialog
  • illegal drugs (inc. marijuana)
  • animal abuse / death
  • alpha / beta / omega and bestiality
  • bodily fluids (kink and non-kink)
  • pregnancy & kid-fic
  • first person POV
  • out of character characters
  • crossovers / aus


Faking It (2014)

  • Lauren Cooper / Zita Cruz
  • Karma Ashcroft / Zita Cruz
  • Amy Raudenfeld / Reagan
I am smitten by Zita Cruz. Lauren and Zita seem so compatible to me: anything goes with these two. Banter. First kiss. Lingerie shopping. Lauren developing feelings for Zita post-canon, despite dating Liam Booker. Zita attending a class taught by Lauren on how to create a successful brand. It's all good. I also loved the fact Zita kissed Karma to see what the fuss was about, so if Zita catches Feelings for Karma, I see lots of pining and angst waiting to happen.

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)

  • Sasha Banks / Bayley
  • Alicia Fox / Eva Marie
  • Bayley / Carmella
  • Ember Moon / Asuka
  • Nikki Cross / Asuka
  • Ruby Riot / Nikki Cross
Bayley and Sasha have been adorably affectionate recently and they’re cute together. Alicia and Eva is a ship I discovered by writing them and their “opposites balance each other out” vibe is what I love the most. I'd love to see how a long-term arrangement plays out between them: who invites whom over to their place first, who cooks something the other is allergic to and has to spend the night at the hospital with them, who likes red wine and who likes white? Ember Moon and Asuka have a spark, which I’d love to see explored. Does Asuka really look down on Ember or is it a facade to hide her true feelings? Or, you know, smut and good sex for all these ladies is great too.

Pretty Little Liars

  • Spencer Hastings / Aria Montgomery
  • Hanna Marin / Mona Vanderwaal
For these ships, I love the idea of Spencer coming to terms with her feelings for Aria, despite Aria being in a controversial relationship with Ezra. Would she act on her feelings, or stifle those feelings by lying to herself? Hanna and Mona being adorable girlfriends in the wake of Alison’s disappearance is a scenario I love. Anything that shows the intimacy of their relationship from either party’s eyes would be wonderful. Also, angst awaits the reveal of Mona as the original A and her reasons for targeting all the Liars!

H2O: Just Add Water

  • Cleo Sertori / Rikki Chadwick
  • Bella Hartley / Cleo Sertori
  • Emma Gilbert / Cleo Sertori
  • Rikki Chadwick / Bella Hartley
  • Rikki Chadwick / Emma Gilbert
Post-series introspection and relationship dynamics between these characters are some of my favorite things. Rikki developing feelings for Cleo after Emma leaves, as an unhealthy coping mechanism. Bella looking up to Rikki as a successful woman (and mermaid!) and attempting to ask her out, only to be thwarted by Shenanigans. Emma and Cleo’s years together as close friends: first hand-hold, first sleepover, first kiss.

Fresh Off The Boat

  • Honey / Jessica Huang
Honey and Jessica have such a wonderful friendship in the show, so I’d love to see the scales tip towards romance. Some ideas: Honey developing a crush on Jessica but convincing herself it’s only a very, very, very deep friendship, Jessica drunkenly confessing to Honey how pretty she is, and how her lips look so soft. Honey and Jessica holding hands or singing duets in an alternate universe where there are no families, no men or boys holding them back. Jessica giving Honey a massage and marvelling at how lovely her skin is. Honey proving to Jessica that her favourite hangout is a gay bar by kissing her, to the cheers of the regulars.

Hopefully, these prompts gave you an idea of what sort of stuff I like. Happy femslashing! <3

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Aug. 15th, 2017 11:35 pm
musyc: A kitten sitting on an open book (Books: Kitten)
[personal profile] musyc
I keep finding books to add to my master list of things-to-read, and discovering that said books are the second, sometimes third, book that an author has written - and I have their first one from a few years ago on my list.

Things stay on my list for a LONG TIME, yes. XD

In cat news, Cinders had a bad night last night. She likes to burrow under the throw on top of my blankets and pretend that she's a ... I dunno, a sandworm or something. So she did that, and she was playing "got your hand" with me, when Jesse snuck up and whapped her on the head.

Then after she recovered from that, Sam kicked her as he was stretching. And then Gidget jumped off the top of my bookcase and landed on her, full-weight. Poor girl scrambled out of the blankets, all wide-eyed and trembling. It took ages to calm her down!

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 34

Aug. 15th, 2017 05:47 pm
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34 -- have you ever watched an anime only because you liked a specific character?

As in, only hung on because I really wanted to know what happened to one of the cast? Or started watching something because of one character (like I'd seen art or something and was curious)?

Sure. Isn't that sort of how it works sometimes? If it's not a stellar premise but a character has an interesting design or something, I'll check it out. And then there's usually some reason to keep going... I can think of more games that I've finished for a character or two compared to anime... But I definitely know where there were times that the plot was a mess or fell off and I kept going because of an attachment or curiousity about the cast. I think that's pretty natural.

I'm quite fond of the whole things, now, but... the first time through Tekkaman Blade II was pretty painful until all of a sudden Dead End showed up and wait, what-? and I would have watched another fifty episodes to see how that was going to play out.

climbing back on the (alien) horse --

Aug. 15th, 2017 08:22 am
taichara: (Voltron trio)
[personal profile] taichara
I said i wasn't going to be signing up for any more fannish exchanges, but I have changed my mind for [community profile] lionswap for one very specific reason, having debated over it briefly and being somewhat tempted beforehand.

And that reason has the same effect, really, as waving a red flag in front of a bull, ha -- because you know what's not on, folks? Seeing someone be such a miserable, petty jerk as to say that even having to lay eyes on requests (or was it actual gifts? I'm too lazy to go check again and it doesn't really matter anyway) for other Voltron series that aren't LD would just ruin~ the experience for them. No, they would want the unsullied purity~ of an LD-exclusive exchange.

Well, I sure as fuck wasn't about to let that go unchallenged after the exchange mod confirmed a pan-franchise exchange was go.

But not to worry! I do indeed sign up in good faith nonetheless <3 With multiple iterations, even, and that's going to include LD.

Some of us know how to share ;3

40-anime meme: Day 34

Aug. 15th, 2017 08:19 am
taichara: (Vidar)
[personal profile] taichara
34 -- have you ever watched an anime only because you liked a specific character?

I've certainly continued an anime only because of a certain character or characters, tekketsu being the most recent example -- while still fond of Eugene and Shino, frex, they weren't enough for me to bother with S2 after the end events of S1. Not, that is, until a certain body was heard to speak and then I had a reason again just to find out why, and it all fell out quite~ nicely ;3~

In all seriousness, though, if you aren't watching a series/reading a book/playing a game because there's a character you like (or a setting you like, or etc) ... then why the hell are you bothering?

Rare Male Slash Exchange Fill

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:12 pm
seerofrage: Ibuki Mioda lookin cool with a hat on (Ibuki hat)
[personal profile] seerofrage
Fanart, created for the [community profile] raremaleslashex!
For [personal profile] broadbeam! :D

Title: We Are a Hurricane
Fandoms: A Redtail's Dream, Voltron: Legendary Defender
Pairing: Joona Kuikka/Lance
Rating: G
Content Notes: No warnings apply

Upon landing in Hokanniemi, Lance flirts up a storm! For once, it actually gets him somewhere.

two fluff pieces! )

Also on: tumblr | AO3

40 Day Anime Meme - Day 33

Aug. 14th, 2017 08:28 pm
kalloway: Sayla looking back over her shoulder (Gundam Sayla FTB)
[personal profile] kalloway
33 -- would you ever watch an anime with over 100 episodes?

I think [personal profile] taichara already gave my answer-- wtf, meme writer and I have and I'll do it again, though sometimes there's a question of time, not inclination.

I wonder if the person who wrote these questions knows there's been an anime series airing weekly since 1969... Now that's a lot of episodes.

Monday Photos (all caught up now)

Aug. 14th, 2017 07:54 pm
fadedwings: (artsy camera)
[personal profile] fadedwings
Today has been a mixed bag, but I did get some good bird photos...so there is that.
[bird photos today: bluejays, sparrows, tufted titmice, carolina wrens]

I got up around 5:30 in the morning. It ended up being partly cloudy and fairly warm, though not as humid as it’s been. Also the morning was pretty cool until later one when the sun started warming things up.

The moon was still visible for a while after sunset.

morning moon

I actually had both my hearing aids in for a change (expressly for hearing the birds today) and because of that I heard the chickadees, two of them high in the trees. So adorable. No pics because they were far up and moving fast. I did enjoy seeing them though.

I’ve been hoping to snap a photo of the bluejay I saw the other day and today I was able to. Not the best of photos since it was kind of cloudy at 7:30 am when they were out. But I did see two different ones. One stayed up high in the oak tree that overhangs our place. The other was silently scouting around. He didn’t come too close, probably because I was up and walking around with the camera on the porch.

Yesterday when he visited he was so noisy. He came as close as the clothes hangy thing and he yelled at the squirrels and sparrows. The sparrows took off, most of the squirrels did too, but they were not quiet about it. They did a lot of yelling back.

hiding jay
such a pretty bird trying to be stealthy

Read more... )

Photos from Saturday

Aug. 14th, 2017 04:46 pm
fadedwings: (artsy camera)
[personal profile] fadedwings
It is photo time again, already. I'm trying to catch up on dealing with the photos I've taken over the last few days.

A few squirrel photos, a nuthatch, a woodpecker, a couple of sparrows, and a tufted titmouse.

I adore these three photos of this tufted titmouse with a dried up maple leaf
[As I was writing that, two tufted titmice just came down to the porch where I had some walnuts out incase they showed up. They are so freaking adorable.

The first one dropped his but the other waited until he came back for another, they definitely seem to have a hierarchy from what I’ve been able to see these last few months. ]




more photos under the cut...Read more... )

Photos taken on August 12, 2017
larger versions can be seen on Flickr by clicking on photos

40-anime meme: Day 33

Aug. 14th, 2017 01:05 pm
taichara: (Desert's Jewelbox -- ?)
[personal profile] taichara
33 -- would you ever watch an anime with over 100 episodes?

I ... have? More than once, even?

Why is this framed as being some kind of Weird Shit[tm]?

I mean, I could understand it if this question was like 'do you have time to watch 100+ episode series' (not nearly as much as I used to), or 'have you ...' or -- well, anything along those lines, really. But 'would you ever'?


I question the author of this meme, I swear to fuck.

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Aug. 14th, 2017 03:18 pm
mikogalatea: Mamika from Re:CREATORS, holding up a box of curry with her own face printed on it. ([Re:CREATORS] Mamika)
[personal profile] mikogalatea
Haha, I just spent nearly an hour relabelling all my icons on here. It takes some time when there's 200 of the little buggers to go through, including a handful that I only uploaded within the last few days. ^^; I'm glad I did it, though, because now it should be easier for me to find the right icon to use for a post/comment and see what fandoms I've got represented in my lineup.

Having loads of icons to pick from featuring various characters from various fandoms -- even obscure ones! -- is the reason I keep paying for my DW account year after year. :D

What's Cooking?

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:59 am
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[personal profile] fadedwings

I made some really nice lemon blueberry muffins a couple of days ago, I was really happy with how they came out. I like to use the small blueberries in muffins, they don't sink much. They’re usually labeled as “wild blueberries” or “Maine blueberries”, around here. I generally use frozen berries, for various reasons. Mostly cost and convenience. Also when we can actually afford good in-season berries, we eat them within a day or two, so there aren’t ever any left for baking anyways. I generally wait until the frozen ones are on sale and then buy a few bags.


Yesterday I made fried dough for breakfast and it was soooo good. In the past when I've tried my hand at fried dough, I've used leftover pizza dough. This time I made a half batch of my usual bread dough recipe, added extra (molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg & vanilla) that I don't usually add to my bread, let it rise once, and used that. Oh, so good. I made them small and we had them with butter and maple syrup. Kind of like really easy homemade donuts. Not exactly health food, but a wonderful little treat. 


Yesterday seemed to be the day for frying stuff, since I ended up making fried eggplant (and a few mushrooms) for dinner. Yum! Local eggplant from the farmers market usually ends up as fried eggplant for us. I don’t usually buy it other times of year either, I like it best when it’s fresh and less bitter than when it’s off season. New England has such a short growing season, that “off-season” is most of the year.


Right now I've got bread dough rising, for actual bread- we're almost out of the stuff I made a few days ago. 


Not sure what else I'm going to make today. I'm thinking about doing tacos for dinner, but I'm not sure. It depends on when everyone is awake at the same time and all that. And how I feel later.


While I do enjoy the warmth of summer especially since I've been hanging out on the porch with the local wildlife; I really miss being able to bake later in the day and making warm soups. Now I do any baking in the morning hours or on cool rainy days.


I'm sure It will be cold and I'll be longing for warmer, times soon enough.


Time to go check on the bread. 


I hope everyone has a lovely day :)

a plan

Aug. 14th, 2017 02:19 am
taichara: (abandon all hope)
[personal profile] taichara
[personal profile] taichara: "First they came for the Nazis, and I did nothing, for I was not a Nazi.
Then, nothing else happened, because seriously, fuck Nazis."
[personal profile] taichara: over the weekend (well, starting Fri-Sat) I shelved some other stuff and amassed a big ol' pile of Planescape stuff and etc on my floor to poke at
[personal profile] taichara: and then I didn't really poke at it because fuck this weekend
[personal profile] taichara: I think I'll go back to Shadowrun.
[personal profile] eliyes: kill nazis, get nuyen
[personal profile] taichara: yup

What I Watched #32

Aug. 13th, 2017 07:42 pm
fadedwings: (Sense8: Wolfgang singing)
[personal profile] fadedwings
 New (to me) Stuff:

Sense8 2x04
Midnight Texas 1x03
Jessica Jones 1x01 & 1x02

Re-Watched stuff:


Captain America Winter Soldier

various episodes of:

Once Upon a Time 
Agents of SHIELD


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