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Feb. 10th, 2018

Wonder Woman

Justice League

I finally got to see “Justice League”. I was too busy in December on a big deadline project. I’d already picked out an early January date to see it – and then came down with the flu. Wound up in the ER. Altogether a sucky week. By the time I’d recovered, JL was out of the first run theaters.

I decided to keep my eye on the second run theater, and it showed up there last week. Can’t beat a $2.50 ticket price for a twilight show. I don’t mind the 50 year old hard-as-a-rock old style seats or the slanted floor which has definitely seen much better days. You get what you pay for, after all. :-) I frequently wait for movies to show up here – the price of first run tickets is ridiculous.

I liked the movie better than I expected to – but I wasn’t expecting much after “Dawn of Justice” (I fell asleep during that one.) “Wonder Woman” is the only DC movie I’ve 100% enjoyed in years –that one was pretty damn awesome.

Highlights of JL – the secondary characters. I wasn’t familiar with Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, but his character was intriguing and I’d love to see him in a solo movie. I also really liked Aquaman, (a character I thought was yawningly boring back when I was a kid). He was the best part of this movie and I’m looking forward to his solo movie, should it come about. Wonder Woman was fine too, and I hope we’ll see her in another solo movie. I also liked Bruce Wayne’s realization of his own limitations and mortality.

However, I have never once warmed up to Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Superman. I didn’t see any chemistry between him and anyone else. And how can any actress make Lois Lane boring? This one managed. The scene between her and Clark in the cornfield, and the scene between them at the end at the farmhouse should have been far more emotionally powerful than they were.

(My favorite Lois Lane: Smallville. My favorite Superman: Dean Cain in Lois and Clark. DC always seems to do better on TV than in the movies.)

Boring villain. I know I read Jack Kirby’s “New Gods” comics back in the 70s, but don’t remember anything about them. Considering how many I read at the time, not surprising. Turns out Steppenwolf was introduced in this storyline.

I really wish DC could make more movies for me to love. They succeeded with “Wonder Woman”, so I haven’t lost all hope.

Dec. 31st, 2017

Thor

YEAR END FIC TALLY 2017

 YEAR END FIC TALLY 2017

 

What a long, strange year it’s been.  I can’t even begin to describe the rollercoaster it’s been; lots of downs, not a lot of ups.  Here’s hoping 2018 will be better for all of us.

 

One way I’ve been coping is writing fic.  My total word count for this year is 73,600, beating last year’s word count of 68,864.   Icon choice, Thor & Loki, because the word count of my two thorki stories combined beat the word count of my Steve Rogers fic by 6,754 words. 

 

This year I took part in the Marvel Big Bang 2017 and the Captain America Reverse Big Bang 2017.  I love these challenges, because they sure get me writing.

 

I did sign up for the hc-bingo challenge but am not going to make the January 10 deadline due to a major end of year deadline.  I currently have three WIPs going, and ideas for the other two stories, and hope to finish and post them within the next couple of months.

 

My 2017 fic:

 

MARVEL

Father Figures – 31,487 words; (Marvel Big Bang 2017); (Thor/Loki; sequel to last year’s “Secret Identities”)

Silly Ragnarok Drabble – 100

Reciprocity – 32,123; (Captain America Reverse Big Bang 2017); (Gen, Loki & Steve Rogers)

Lock and Key – 7,480; (fixit fic, Frigga lives, Thor/Loki)

 

KIRK/SPOCK

http://archiveofourown.org/users/CatalenaMara

 

Sensate – 2,410 (Kirk/Spock, published in the KiSCon 2017 conzine); (post Camus II).

 

http://ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=7041&warning=1

 

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Nov. 2nd, 2017

Loki Jotunheim

Ragnarok spoiler

I just saw "Thor: Ragnarok" - pretty overwhelming; I need to see it again a few more times. There was a bit too much humor for me, considering the darkness of the basic concept. Fic will fix that. I am already getting fic ideas.

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Oct. 21st, 2017

Earthrise

Fan Auction to benefit Puerto Rico: fic, art, vids, crafts, etc. I'm offering a story.

I’ve signed up to write a story for the “Fandom Loves Puerto Rico” charity auction.

If you’re not familiar with these sorts of fannish auctions, they’ve been organized many times over the past years as benefits to raise funds for disaster relief. The first one I was aware of was for the Haiti earthquake.

How it works: Fans offer various items, such as fic, art, vids, beta services, handcrafted items, etc., which usually include customization of the fic or item for the winning bidder. Fans are given a certain amount of time to bid for the item. The winner then donates the bid amount to the charity and emails a screencap of the receipt or other proof of donation to the creator. Then the creator and winning bidder can discuss further details.
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Oct. 2nd, 2017

Loki riding

My favorite Loki vid

 My favorite Loki vid, by Astolat Shalott, to Goaskinviellja.(Eagle Brother), by Mari Boine.  The language is Sami.  The vid was done for the Vividcon 2015 Challenge show on the theme of memory.

<a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llIDq3HQdGU/”>Link to Astolat’s vid</a>

 I love the way Astolat groups together events, not by chronological order, but by memory association.  The quick cuts, perfectly timed to the music, show the rapid and holistic reference of one thought and memory to another.

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May. 25th, 2017

Egyptian Goddess

Imzy

 I'm sorry to see Imzy going out of business.  I had thought/hoped it would be a good meld of the best of LJ/DW and tumblr, but unfortunately it didn't catch on.

https://www.imzy.com/imzy/post/imzy_is_shutting_down

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Apr. 22nd, 2017

Earthrise

Signal Boost: If This Is Wrong: A Film About Fandom


If This Is Wrong: A Film About Fandom from Franzeska Dickson on Vimeo.


It's a film about queer slash fangirls.  It is part of Franzeska's film school thesis. Part of the program is learning how to take a film from conception to the end - including learning how to fundraise to cover costs.
 

They're running their kickstarter right now! Lots of rewards, including a DVD of the movie and a paper zine.

Or, if you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can do so through Franzeska's film school. There are instructions on their website.

 



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Apr. 15th, 2017

Dragon

LJ 18th anniversary




#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

Feb. 19th, 2017

Loki riding

Gotta say, I've just gotten the DUMBEST comment I've ever received on a story

Gotta say, I've just gotten the DUMBEST comment I've ever received on a story:

"Oh shit its a thorki"

Uh, yeah. That's why I put "Loki/Thor" in the Relationship field.

Reminds me awhile back. I read a story with the AO3 Archive warning "major character death". I also read the comments to the story, and one reader went on a RANT about "HOW DARE YOU NOT WARN FOR THIS?!?" The author responded, "Um, it's right there in BOLD under the Archive Warning: Major Character Death." The reader replied, "Oh. I never read those. I expected you to warn for this in the tags."

Yeesh.

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Loki riding

I posted a new Loki story to AO3: “Lock and Key” (Loki/Thor)

I posted a new Loki story to AO3: “Lock and Key” (Loki/Thor)
“Lock and Key”
Summary: Frigga brings Loki books. And something else.
Rating: Teen and up.
Relationship: Loki/Thor
http://archiveofourown.org/works/9817271

I didn’t like having Frigga “fridged” in “Thor: The Dark World”, so decided to do a fixit fic.

As soon as the deleted scene was released last year from “Thor: The Dark World” showing Loki fantasizing himself to be Asgard’s King, I wanted to write a follow up to that scene. So did a lot of other people, and a whole bunch of uber-angsty stories showed up on AO3 in short order. I couldn’t think of anything that hadn’t already been done, so tabled the idea.

And then I came up with this idea. I love the idea of “mama bear” Frigga and wanted to write a “Frigga Lives” fic. So why not combine the two?

Aside from the “Loki’s coronation” deleted scene I was also inspired by the deleted scene from “Thor” in which Frigga and Odin argue about Thor’s banishment, and the deleted scene from TDW in which Frigga and Thor discuss the reasons why she taught Loki sorcery, as well as the TDW tie-in comic book which shows Frigga had a vision of Loki some time after he fell from the Bifrost. Additionally, Frigga’s teleportation spell is based very loosely on Loki’s teleportation spell in “The Young Avengers”.

Deleted scenes:

Loki’s coronation (“Thor: The Dark World”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_iOTgLoru0

Frigga argues with Odin re Thor’s punishment (“Thor”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5sTE8d5Vuo

Frigga speaks to Thor after visiting Loki in his cell (“Thor: The Dark World”):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhfl4Rmd5_I

“The Young Avengers” teleportation spell:
http://media.tumblr.com/4bc21db06a7e1c7981c1bd11b3da5b21/tumblr_inline_mhcek7h2171qz4rgp.png

TDW tie-in comic book:
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marvelmovies/images/4/45/THor_The_Dark_World_prelude_pg2.jpg/revision/latest/top-crop/width/480/height/480?cb=20130605231511

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