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Six months later, I've finally finished Fortune and Fate. Yay!

thoughts. spoilers. i like it. )
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
From [ profile] q_sama. This was fun!

The one who seduced you, screwed you over, broke your heart into a million pieces, and laughed about it Daria.

The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The mysterious dark one with whom you used to sit up talking until 3 AM at weird coffee houses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized that s/he really was fucking crazy Firefly.

The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor and whom you'd really like to get with again, although you're relieved that s/he doesn't live in town:  Aurthurian mythology, specifically Catherine Christian's The Sword and the Flame.

The steady: none right now; the last was Emelan.

The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with  Provost's Dog; also Bloody Jack.

The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with, but ultimately you're just good buddies  Diana Wynne Jones, many books.

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool person except that it's never really gone anywhere  Doctor Who.

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at him/her and thinking, "How the hell did you land all these cool people?"  Harry Potter.

The one who gave you the best damned summer of your life and against whom you measure all other potential partners  Tortall.

The one you recently met at a party and would like to get to know better  Twelve Houses.

The old flame you wouldn't totally object to hooking up with again for a one-night romp if only they'd clean up a bit  Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Your hot new flame Um, see above, though I don't know how serious it is.

The one who stole your significant other I once had a relationship fall to pieces over Daria and Dave Matthews Band. And Miriam's heart currently belongs to Doctor Who.
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
As many of you already know, I've resigned from moderating at Goldenlake. I haven't been on the board that much recently, and I'm really feeling the shortness of time, the long hours I'm working, and so many places (fandom and not) I'd like to direct whatever energy remains. I'm not leaving Pierce fandom entirely, and I'm sure I'll wander on over after I eventually read Bloodhound. Plus, one way or another, I'll try not to lose touch with my wonderful Glake friends! But I need to step back for a while.

Meanwhile, I'm slowly working my way through Star Trek: The Next Generation, and loving it with as much intensity as I did in the early 90s, when I saw it all the first time. I keep meaning to put up reaction posts to individual episodes, but so far I haven't because... well, I'd rather watch the next episode than stop to write about the one I just saw. *grin* I'm still on the first season, and delighted to be fangirling something with this much canon to enjoy.  

I'm still enamored with Doctor Who, too, in all of the incarnations I've seen. The second half of S6 starts up pretty soon, and I really would like to watch some classic Who, too. Also Torchwood: Miracle Day, which I must figure out how to get sometime soon.

Then, I've started Fortune and Fate as commute reading, and might have to track down more Sharon Shinn after that. And/or the rest of the Tomorrow series. Definitely the second and third Hunger Games books. And Will Grayson Will Grayson in paper-book form, since I loved it so much as an audio-book.

So you see the fangirl is not going to get bored any time soon.

Tangentially, I'm out of inspiration to write anything at all. I don't even know if I'll do NaNoWriMo this year. I need to recharge the creativity with no pressure on myself to meet deadlines or participate in events. I'm also missing the process of editing and refining what I write, so I might put some time into editing and/or expanding some of my recent fics. Anyway, I don't feel like I have writer's block, exactly -- just like I need a break, like I'm not ready to create anything else just now.

All of this means I'm dropping into fandom!lurker mode for now, if I'm involved in fandom(s) much at all. Eventually something will grab me strongly enough for me to return to searching out fandom communities and hunting down and/or writing fic... it always does! I just don't know what, or when.

Until then, this journal will be primarily "friends only," and about my day to day life (dogs, running, cooking, my friends and family). If I don't have you friended and you'd like me to, drop a line. If I do have you friended and you're not interested in that stuff, defriending amnesty is in full effect.
peroxidepirate: (rider)
I've finished Reader and Raelynx, and thus the original Twelve Houses quartet. I have Fortune and Fate, the tacked-on-because-the-main-character-demanded-to-be-written-about fifth book, cued to read next -- and I have high hopes for it* -- but I'm taking a little time to catch my breath first.

I loved Reader and Raelynx almost as much as Mystic and Rider. I really enjoy Cammon's perspective: he's genuine, uncalculating, and wonderfully excited/pleased/interested by life in general. And he's always aware of his own and other people's emotions, which I expect would make him less irritating/embarrassing than most people with such a childlike outlook. Next time someone asks me, "If you could have any 5 fictional characters over for dinner, who would you pick?" Cammon is so on the list. I like the way his awareness of Gillengaria's political situation develops over the course of the book, too; despite a bunch of spoilery rambling ) I loved this book and will probably reread it, along with Mystic and Rider, many times in the future.

*I'm predisposed to like tacked-on-because-the-main-character-demanded-to-be-written-about fifth books. One of my favorite books of all time, Ellen Emerson White's The Road Home, is such a book. It's out of print, but so. very. much. worth reading, even if you haven't read the preceding series. I don't say this lightly, but I'll say it about this book: everyone needs to read it. Perhaps I'll do a reread and review/commentary on that sometime soon.
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Three days off this week! Which is great, and necessary, because work is going to be just wretched from about July 18 to August 1.

In between recovering from my knee injury and making the tiniest bit of progress on my Decathlon fics, I'm entirely captivated by the Twelve Houses world. Expect a lengthy post about that once I finish Reader and Realynx; for now I'll just say this: if Kel was my role model for my early to mid 20s, Senneth is my role model now, and I need that. Also, I adore Amelie's brightness and strength of character; and studly!Cammon is both hilarious and also adorable (and also -- did anybody else get this? -- reminds me of SMACKDOWN 2010 studly!Owen).

COINCIDENTALLY, I PROMISE, I have Senneth hair right now! I got bored with my natural color (light-brown/dark-blond-ish) and went pale sunshine blonde again; it's humid, and I need a trim, and the result is that I have a blonde halo that sticks out in all directions.
peroxidepirate: (friends!)
I finally finished Sharon Shinn's Dark Moon Defender, after reading about 1/4 of it and listening to the rest on audiobook. Some thoughts, in no particular order:
Comments, some spoilery. )

And finally, I want to set Shinn writing 100-word-exactly drabbles for a while to break her of the tendency to over-describe. Again, this might be something that jumps out at me more in audio form where one can't skim past the superfluous description, but holy batman, that's a lot of verbose prose!

I want to know what comes next. That outweighs any annoyance over specific bits, so yes, I'm going right on to the next book.


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