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I totally forgot that was a thing I did. Here are two!

In Clear Terrain (2592 words) by Petronia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hawkeye (Comics), Young Avengers, Marvel 616, Marvel (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Clint Barton & Kate Bishop, Kate Bishop & America Chavez, Kate Bishop & Cassie Lang
Characters: Lucky (Hawkeye), Kate Bishop, America Chavez, Clint Barton, Cassie Lang
Additional Tags: Los Angeles, Character Study, Canon - Comics, Implied/Referenced Sexual Assault, Friendship, hot off the press comics spoilers seriously, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary:

Once loosed, an arrow only flew one way. Kate Bishop was a superhero, and that was never going back to the shop.

(This was my Yuletide fic. I wrote 1000 words of it one random day a year ago, 500 words while down with a stomach bug in Buenos Aires -- anyway it rained torrentially and I had no umbrella -- 500 words on the plane back, and 500 words in the last 30 minutes before the AO3 collection opened on Christmas Eve, after having wrapped all the presents and cooked Christmas dinner. I was totally calm about this, for some reason; I felt like Buzz Aldrin landing the Lunar Module.)



The Weight of the World and Its Heaven (7226 words) by Petronia
Chapters: 3/8
Fandom: Hannibal (TV), Hannibal Lecter Series - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter, Will Graham & Clarice Starling, Hannibal Lecter & Clarice Starling, Alana Bloom/Hannibal Lecter, Bedelia Du Maurier & Hannibal Lecter
Characters: Clarice Starling, Will Graham, Alana Bloom, Eldon Stammets, Ardelia Mapp, Hannibal Lecter, Bedelia Du Maurier, Winston (Hannibal), Jack Crawford, Dr. Frederick Chilton, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Future Fic, think of it as Season 5 plus setup, Backstory, Contemporary Art, Catholic Iconography, Migratory Birds, POV Multiple, Original Dogs, canon compliant Hannigram, canon compliant pretentious dialogue, canon compliant art murder, Dream Sequences, Post-Canon, Clarice has just about had it with you crazy SOBs, Implied/Referenced Torture, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Harris/Fuller/Mann/Demme/etc. extended deep house megamix, Physarum polycephalum, Paris Catacombs
Summary:

Bedelia took a sip of wine. "We all die, Hannibal," she said, "often before we cease to breathe. I suggest only that you give full consideration to what comes afterward."

(This is my Hannibal Big Bang fic, so I've written 6/8 chapters to date but it won't finish posting until March. It's the most pretentious story I've ever written, in the face of some admittedly stiff competition. Variously: Hannibal steals a dog, Clarice goes to the opera, Will is done with everything.

Read now before... AO3 goes down for scheduled maintenance this afternoon? Yeah.)

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Fantasia Festival and so on. As per usual, these are not by order watched, more by order of writing inspiration. I'm also not done -- there's maybe 4-5 more blurbs to go. XD;

Spoilers to varying degrees, of course.

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Skipped a week because there really isn't all that much reading/watching going on. I'm either working, running condo-related errands, or at MUTEK. I carry a few comics in my bag so I have something to do during intermissions and subway rides, but that's it. (And even then I mostly play Candy Crush or Blendoku. XD;)

Books bought:

* I-Ching: nice big bound edition, $5.
* Fodor's Guide to Greece: vacation planning.
* C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems (Daniel Mendelsohn): if you want your Cavafy with 300 whopping pages of historical notes on dudes like Julian the Apostate, this is the edition for you. The translation strikes me as felicitous, though my sense is that modern English is one of the better languages for re-rendering Greek poetry anyway. Of course, we're still within the same constellation (i.e. Carson, Yourcenar, Borges... E.M. Forster appears in the margins. I should get back to A Great Unrecorded History; sort of wandered away from it a third of the way through, way back when, but it's good to read the occasional biography about someone who was truly nice and liked).

Comics:

cut for mild spoilers )

Movies/TV:

Watched a few more eps of JoJo. Am up to 15 now, I think?

I downloaded a couple of eps of Hannibal because the Tumblr flotsam itself was giving me weird dreams, and anyway it's been renewed so I figured I may as well just watch it. XD; Haven't had time, of course. If/when I do I'll write it up with Matthew Herbert's One Pig performance at MUTEK (in short: a sound collage composed/abstracted from a pig's life/death. At times quite disturbing. One of the live miked inputs was a chef cooking a complex pork-based dish onstage. I am not sure what it was exactly, but it smelled delicious. XD;;).

The more I thought about Star Trek Into Darkness, the more it seemed like one of those "Yes, but it would be a grillion times better if you did X instead" movies. Luckily, [livejournal.com profile] ladysisyphus wrote it up in exhaustive detail so I don't have to. (Great minds think alike?)

Mostly, they should get someone other than JJ to direct, though that is probably inevitable now anyway. Given that they're going to make these, they should've made this one two years ago.
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Books:
Plugging away at the Borges interviews. The interviewer dude is très French.

EDIT -- back to the Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish thing. (A boring Saturday morning spent in queue at the walk-in clinic.) Of the three main "paths," I'm most enjoying the exophilosophy series -- unsurprisingly as it falls in line with the Carson, etc. The same names crop up, except instead of the topic being love, or God, or time, it's aliens. (Man, after all that Borges I was dying to know what Berkeley thought about aliens!!!) The story path starts slow but eventually goes off in an interesting direction. The porn path... is not for the easily triggered. XD; Personally, I'd've preferred less conflation of "exophilia" with exploitation, but the link is wrapped up in a logical argument. Can't fault the writer for imaginativeness, anyway.

Comics:
All the Captain Marvel I had lying around (up to #11), one of Erin's volumes of Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. (so... lots of Monica Rambeau), the first Avengers Assemble hardcover.

I'm not a hate-reader, but I gotta say, when I see ppl complaining that they don't like Filipe Andrade's or Emma Rios's art I'm like, YOU ARE WRONG IN A COMMENT SECTION! ON THE INTERNETS!

Movies/TV:
I've been getting an attack of sore throat/randomly spiking fever, sometimes exacerbated by other bodily dysfunctions (lower back pain, inflamed gums...), every month or two. The least-bad thing this could be is a recurrent sinus infection, in which case it's a pretty special one since my nose doesn't get stuffed up, and also I thought the antibiotics for the root canal infection that gave me stomachache (the drugs, not the infection) had taken care of the sinus issue, but that shiz keeps coming back like Ultron. The latest new symptom is tinnitus. :D :D :D So no, it was not a good winter, and this is starting to bum me out. In the meantime, I was afflicted with the inability to brain and so watched an evening's worth of JoJo. Think I'm on episode 11 now? 12? JOSEPH. Why are you flawless.

EDIT -- went and saw The Great Gatsby with the family, for Mother's Day. Spoilery for moviemaking, not for plot. But you know the plot. )
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Still on the Borges -- 2/3 of the way through the before-last essay, a comparatively long and dense "refutation of the existence of time." Yeah. XD; Then there are the interviews.

I'm pretty broke right now and for the few upcoming months, due to Soon To Be Announced, so I'm not buying any new books for a while; and we have reached the time of year when my reading productivity takes a steep dive anyway, due to alternate options such as listening to very loud live techno, drinking on sunlit outdoor terrasses with friends, watching movies about superheros and Japanese ghosts, and so forth.

Still trying to sum up what I think about Iron Man 3. I'll need to watch it again, but I don't think I'll be compelled to rewatch it an embarrassing number of times. XD; It may be the best of the three, with the caveat that they stop the series here.

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS )
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Books:

Finished On Writing and went back to the other Borges essays collection, which continues to be better. But in general Borges turns out to be a good critic, in that he is not only insightful but makes you really want to read the books/authors in question, many of which/whom I had zero or even negative previous desire to read. XD (He is also the sort of critic, of whom I've encountered a few in music writing, who persistently relates new work to his own top ten favourite artists regardless of whether the latter are well-known and generally well-regarded or not. This is neither a good nor a bad thing per se, but it's a thing.)

Started Mythologies, which turns out to be a bit 101 for me (Barthes wrote it as a 101; another one of those books which would have started life as a blog, today). That is, dude was making his audience think about daily life, pop culture stuff they would normally not have tried to analyze intellectually, but said culture was that of 1950s France, i.e. I have to reconstitute the past in order to revisit it. I mean, I had no idea there was French pro wrestling in the 50s, did you? XD Also, everyone overanalyzes pop culture for signs nowadays. You've won, Roland.

Comics:

Usual serialization stuff. Read The Thanos Imperative which was the big cosmic arc before the current thing; so big that they probably had to soft-reboot. And the concept is rather clever.

As I keep mentioning I'm fascinated by the thematic underpinnings of all this )

I realize I've argued myself into the position that Peter Quill is basically Lawrence of Arabia. XD; Though, I've only just described what's going on in the comics -- all this is text, occasionally infodump text even, barely extrapolation -- so maybe they intend to go there. "We turned him blond because we felt like it" seemed rather thin, I have to say.

TV:

More JoJo. Up to episode 6. The weirdness is ramping up, but hasn't coalesced into a gestalt (my experience, which seems to be similar to everyone else's, was that this happens around Caesar's introduction). It's like the delicate moment when a mess of eggs turns into a custard.

I have figured out how to add the footer on a crosspost! Go me! /rollsalot (Original post is here: http://petronia.dreamwidth.org/53440.html)
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Books:

Finished On Writing and went back to the other Borges essays collection, which continues to be better. But in general Borges turns out to be a good critic, in that he is not only insightful but makes you really want to read the books/authors in question, many of which/whom I had zero or even negative previous desire to read. XD (He is also the sort of critic, of whom I've encountered a few in music writing, who persistently relates new work to his own top ten favourite artists regardless of whether the latter are well-known and generally well-regarded or not. This is neither a good nor a bad thing per se, but it's a thing.)

Started Mythologies, which turns out to be a bit 101 for me (Barthes wrote it as a 101; another one of those books which would have started life as a blog, today). That is, dude was making his audience think about daily life, pop culture stuff they would normally not have tried to analyze intellectually, but said culture was that of 1950s France, i.e. I have to reconstitute the past in order to revisit it. I mean, I had no idea there was French pro wrestling in the 50s, did you? XD Also, everyone overanalyzes pop culture for signs nowadays. You've won, Roland.

Comics:

Usual serialization stuff. Read The Thanos Imperative which was the big cosmic arc before the current thing; so big that they probably had to soft-reboot. And the concept is rather clever.

As I keep mentioning I'm fascinated by the thematic underpinnings of all this )

I realize I've argued myself into the position that Peter Quill is basically Lawrence of Arabia. XD; Though, I've only just described what's going on in the comics -- all this is text, occasionally infodump text even, barely extrapolation -- so maybe they intend to go there. "We turned him blond because we felt like it" seemed rather thin, I have to say.

TV:

More JoJo. Up to episode 6. The weirdness is ramping up, but hasn't coalesced into a gestalt (my experience, which seems to be similar to everyone else's, was that this happens around Caesar's introduction). It's like the delicate moment when a mess of eggs turns into a custard.
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I suddenly really did not feel like filling this out, for some reason. XD; Anyway, I spent the bulk of the week reading Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow, which is very famous for good reason. (It turned out Kahneman and his collaborators originated a great deal of the research that made it into my MBA negotiation class, unattributed.) I'll probably post a bit about this on Tumblr.

Bought another volume of Borges' essays -- On Writing, in English this time -- but it's not as good overall, being a subject-based survey that contains some relative juvenilia Borges himself tried to suppress, one might concur for good reason. XD

Read a few comics: Nova up to #3, Iron Man up to #9 (iirc?). I don't particularly want to be buying this but Gillen is writing it well, and this current nexus** of "cosmic" stuff is just really well executed in general. It feels a bit like watching a space opera anime with multiple storylines/protagonists that are clearly intended to slowly come together. It's also obviously intended for movieverse fans, though not in the OH HAI TUMBLR vein of Young Avengers/Hawkeye.

Anyway I'm probably going to stop reading so much for a while, I need to integrate. XD

Watched:
  • Trance (cheap Tuesday with Anthony Easton), which was utterly ridiculous but had the merit of featuring spoilers )
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure ep.1-4. It is what it is. XDDDD I should dig up the old stuff I wrote about Dio; some of it has remained "unpublished." He was really such a compelling villain -- I find him more compelling in parts 1 and 6 than in 3, actually.


** In my head Nova/Guardians/Gillen!IM is like one thing, and YA/Hawkeye is one thing (along with Secret Avengers/Winter Soldier, except I'm technically not reading those at the moment, and am actively ignoring Uncanny Avengers despite the presence of Wanda because I find it kind of depressing), and Captain Marvel/DeConnick!Avengers are one thing, and Hickman!Illuminati!Avengers is something else completely off to the side. I can't really convince myself that these four mental set-circles are meant to be one continuity, and tbh no one seems to be trying to convince me that they are, either. XD;
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Back to Friday for the moment, because I don't have enough time on Mondays. I'll probably just edit this over the weekend. XD;

What are you reading/watching now?

Hmm, let's review the list (only stuff that's moved forward this week):
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Other Inquisitions: followed by interviews in this French edition. Borges can throw out five pages of opinion on Chesterton or Hawthorne, essentially blog entries, and trip you the fuck out.
  • Mark Atherton, There And Back Again
  • "Supervert," Perversity Think Tank (I think I have like 10 pages left in this)
  • "Supervert," Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish
  • Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations

What did you just finish reading/watching?

Books/comics:
  • Anne Carson, Eros The Bittersweet: highly recommended. Not only about Greek pederasty love but poetry, language, writing, cognition, and Velasquez too. I'd read this before undertaking any of her poetry.
  • JRR Tolkien, Unfinished Tales: finished this last week and forgot to mention it. The part I had left was Théodred's death at the Fords, the character cast of which made it essentially intact into the movie.
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles - Art & Design: should probably also note this even though I read it in the bookstore, really. XD
  • Yamazaki Mari, Thermae Romae vol.1
  • Saint Young Men vol.1: this was hilarious. Read more... )
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Infinite Comics #1-3: I'm not sure how to refer to these -- they're free tablet-optimized comics I got off the web site. They're sort of semi-animated? More like flipping through a movie storyboard than reading a comic. Which is to say, also more like reading manga, or French BD. Anyway, I'm reading these because I've come to realize Bendis is essentially writing them for little ol' me -- I represent the intended audience, as it were.

What will you read/watch next?

We'll see? XD I could probably stand to finish one or two things before starting anything else. In practice I'm probably going to read Barthes.

BONUS QUESTION: what books/movies did you acquire?
  • Doctor Strange Year One: in French. Because I was in the French comics store. I basically bought this for Emma Rios.
  • Mori Kaoru, Bride Stories vol.3-4
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Other Inquisitions
  • Roland Barthes, Mythologies
  • Roland Barthes, Éléments de sémiologie: I know, I know, but if you find pristine second-hand works by a mid-century French theorist for $15 or under, I'd recommend you take advantage of it, too. Note to self however that the "proper" step up from Anne Carson's Socratic springboard may be S/Z, The Pleasure Of The Text, or A Lover's Discourse: Fragments, but neither of the above (Carson certainly read Barthes for her last chapters, because she quotes him; I suspect she meant to critique him, without coming right out and saying so). Incidentally, I'd really appreciate it if someone could point me to a ready-made queer theory 101 (...OK, maybe 201) reading list.
  • Diane Duane, So You Want To Be A Wizard
  • Diane Duane, Deep Wizardry: similarly pristine paperbacks, $4 each, not next to the Barthes.
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Should be fairly light (last week was heavy).

What are you reading/watching now?

Started the Mark Atherton. Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish arrived so started that as well. More Greek philosophers, in the opening salvo at least (perhaps it's just that it was the first golden era of leisurely, intelligent people giving dinner parties where they theorized about sex? I was saying to [personal profile] ayalesca that someone ought to try marketing Plato's Symposium as m/m RPF, see where that goes XD;). Then I got bored and bought a few current issues of Iron Man #4-7, in which Tony Stark... tries to sleep with a space princess from a civilization that is roughly the galactic homologue to the ancient Greeks. Whom he picked up at a dinner party.

...Huh.

What did you just finish reading/watching?

Books/comics:
  • Jason Wilson, Boozehound: cut for reading notes. )
  • Ruth Padel, Darwin: A Life In Poems: will probably post some of this? It's not National Poetry Month in Canada, I don't think, but. XD
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1 and #1: see above, also here.
  • Young Avengers (2013) #1-3: series emphasis on "young" i.e. supernatural/superheroing/etc. as a metaphor for YOUTH i.e. (per end notes) Heinsberg's idea of What Sixteen Means vs Gillen's idea of What Eighteen Means. Changing role of authority figures, lampshaded. "I'm Tyrion!" #blessyourheart If I were prone to worrying about stupid shiz in the middle of the night I would worry about the as-yet nonexistant 2020 storyline in which Billy decides he wants kids with Teddy and recapitulates Wanda's eff-ups again such as moving to suburban New Jersey.
  • Fashion Beast #2: Alan Moore and Malcolm McLaren...... look for this in trades, methinks.

Movies/TV:
  • The Eagle: Friday girls' night out -- Erin and I went for pub food, came back to my place, I mixed a batch of Singapore Slings and we watched a Channing Tatum flick. Well. It wasn't quite Magic Mike. XD Meditatively slow, Gaelic dialogue, and dead kids (though Meg always said the book was a YA adventure). Also, the colonialist question. )

What will you read/watch next?

Whatever's on the list? Probably not much reading this upcoming week tbh, want to get some writing done.

BONUS QUESTION: what books/movies did you acquire?
  • Jason Wilson, Boozehound
  • Deb Perelman, The Smitten Kitchen
  • The Eagle (2011)
  • Incendies (2010)
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The other entry was getting ridiculously long, and I had to go to my D&D game. XD;

What will you read/watch next?

In theory after I finish the Anne Carson, but knowing myself probably concurrently, I'll finish the last 10 pages I have left to Unfinished Tales then move onto Mark Atherton's There And Back Again, which is the first Tolkien litcrit I've come across that appears liable to hold my interest. It's also about time I started back on Pilgrim At Tinker Creek again (deliberate hiatus: I want this reading to match the weather).

Other stuff that is left deliberately out in the "to read ASAP" pile, for the record:
  • Joan Didion, Play It As It Lays

  • Jean Anouilh, Pièces roses

  • John Compton Sundman, Cheap Complex Devices: slow going.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1 and #1: not getting into the actual comics/manga backlog which is ridiculous, but I should probably read these to figure out if I want to keep buying it. Though I will, out of curiosity, since Neil Gaiman will be writing the series from issue 5 on (as I've been informed ad nauseam XD;).

  • Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. vol.1-2: apart from these, which are on loan from Erin and should go back.

  • Steel Ball Run vol.20, 23-24: and these. You see we have a problem.

BONUS QUESTION: what books/movies did you acquire?

Aside from the aforementioned:
  • Denyse Beaulieu, The Perfume Lover: a blogger I appreciate greatly.

  • Nick Harkaway, The Gone-Away World: a Twitter presence, and also his book was 1) on sale for $5 and 2) covered in hot pink velvet.

  • Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho: also on sale. I sneaked three pages of Aaronovitch when I was at [personal profile] flemmings's house, enough to rate him roughly as a version of Jim Butcher I can appreciate. So. XD;

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles - Art & Design: the Weta coffee table book.

  • Ruth Padel, Darwin: A Life In Poems: had an eye out for this forever. It's basically me, Ruth Padel, and Karin Dreijer Anderssen on this particular tip, folks.

  • "Supervert," Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish: I greatly look forward to the recommendations Amazon'll hit me with after I buy a book called Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish.

  • Lois McMaster Bujold, Brothers In Arms: gave G. Cetaganda for his birthday. We're getting there.

  • The Invincible Iron Man vol.6: I now I have a four-volume straight run if I ever get around to reading it.

  • Journey Into Mystery vol.3: ditto.

  • Young Avengers (2013), #1-2: I will get to this eventually!
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As previously noted, I'm going to start doing this on Mondays.

What are you reading/watching now?

Anne Carson, Eros the Bittersweet: the follow-up to Marguerite Yourcenar's The Crown and the Lyre in an impromptu graduate course I seem to have devised for myself. XD; There is also a link to be drawn between Carson's remarks on oral versus literate mindsets and some of Ruskin's writings (see below) exemplifying the latter. Some skippable notes on this. )

EDIT -- I totally forgot because this is an e-book: "Supervert," Perversity Think Tank (download can be found at the link, knock yourselves out, perfectly work-safe unless someone is reading closely over your shoulder). I'm nearly done with it. The nature of the work is not dissimilar to Carson's, if you ask me: but that's a whole other graduate course.

What did you just finish reading/watching?

Books/comics:
  • Jeremy Bentham, On Torture: finally got through this. See notes on movies below.

  • John Ruskin, On Genius: a collection of quotes, essentially. I've never actually read Ruskin, weird considering how long this dude and his opinions have loomed over my consciousness (I'm kind of a Pre-Raphaelite stan). I mean, objectively everyone should probably read Ruskin? He was the Ur-privileged white male critic. He could well have been the Ur-Victorian. He embodied everything good and bad wrapped up in those two statements.** Sometimes he is so spot on, still, and sometimes you want to scream FUCKKKKYOUUUUUU at him over the intervening century and a half. And then drag him forward in time.***

  • Hawkeye (2012) #1, 3-6: still missing issue 2. Wrote a post about this and, uh, Pantone colour trends here.

  • Young Avengers, uhh... the first series, a few individual issues after that, then Children's Crusade. Re-read, of course; I have a better idea now of what I'm missing, continuity-wise, though it's really Journey into Mystery that I have to read before I can start the current series. XD; Also, I read the letters pages re Billy and Teddy dating, because I roll hardcore. )

  • New Avengers (2012) #3-4: with regard to note 3 below, it has not escaped me that there are no women in the Illuminati, and yes, I do think this is one of their problems. (In-story, I mean.)


Movies/TV:

  • The Gatekeepers: in practice, my Bentham reading was bookended by this and Zero Dark Thirty, which I couldn't have planned better if I were actually taking a course. Worth watching even if you don't have a good sense of why the Middle East is a mess. Worth watching, if frivolity is permitted, just to see someone do the Alex Guinness-as-George-Smiley I-am-bespectacled-and-mild-mannered-until-holy-shit-I-am-not thing in real life, which is as scary as it sounds.

  • Lost in Thailand: the Chinese mega-hit comedy from last year. My parents brought over a dodgy camrip DVD, which of course h0rked on the last 20 minutes. Read more... )

  • Samurai Champloo, ep.1-6: it was on Netflix, I was eating dinner. I watched this series so long ago I've completely forgotten large chunks of it. Still some of the best anime fight scenes ever, though.

  • Chaos & Order: an art film at the Technological Arts Society. The amount of time I've spent at the SAT over the years is kind of amazing; to the point where I hope it is my taxes financing the thing. I'd be getting my money's worth. Cut for crazy math. )


Cut for footnotes. )
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What are you reading/watching now?

I'm beginning to think I ought to do this meme on Mondays rather than Fridays; I usually start books on weekends. (The resolution for this weekend is to finish the stuff I've left hanging.) In any case, the actual answer today is An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, which has been my iPod reading project for a while now. Cut for stuff. )

What did you just finish reading/watching?

Books/comics:

A couple of first issues, in the bath -- a Sherlock Holmes one, the prequel to Star Trek Into Darkness...

Joan Didion, Slouching Toward Bethlehem. Notes. )

Movies/TV:

Stoker. It's Park Chan-wook, all right. I mean like "haha, weird to see an all-white cast in a Korean movie" obvious Park Chan-wook. It is dialled down some, but my personal opinion is that Park improves by dialling down (or "maturity," if you prefer). Cut for length and mild spoilers. )

The Incredible Hulk. I'm starting to feel a bit fandom-deprived (the good stuff starts coming out again in May), so I got around to this. Cut for notes. )

Also, I did indeed go see the Peruvian art exhibition at the MMFA. ARQUEBUSIER ARCHANGELS.

What will you read/watch next?

Maybe some comics? Maybe I'll pick up some more Star Trek comics. XD;

EDIT -- It is still Friday night, so I'll note here that I just watched Star Trek V: The Final Frontier on Netflix. Cut for... cut. )

BONUS QUESTION: what books/movies did you acquire?

None, but a whole lotta records!
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So you know sometimes you put pen to paper like "I'm going to write something dumb to unwind from my other WIPs which all require a ton of thinking," and then, 2,000 words in, you start seriously judging yourself for your life choices?

Canadian Thanksgiving weekend was infinite Youtubes of (varyingly trashy) Russian electro-pop, baked ham, and this.

Super Detka by [archiveofourown.org profile] Petronia (chapter 1/2... don't even say it)
Fandom: Marvel Avengers movie universe
Characters: Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes
Warnings: tagged as "mildly dubious consent" on AO3 since a warning seems to be SOP nowadays for terrible cliches involving aphrodisiacs and brainwashing
Rating: M
Wordcount: 2611

Thanks to [personal profile] ayalesca and [personal profile] sub_divided, who were way, way helpful with this one.
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1) Montreal Comiccon. That was before-last weekend. I'd managed to muddle my dates despite looking forward to the thing and didn't make it to the Palais until Saturday afternoon, so no, couldn't find the middle volume of the Deadpool and Cable omnibus. On the other hand, totally discovered there is a reboot of Red Sonja and it doesn't suck! That and some other stuff I bought. )

Other than shopping I sat in on Star Trek celebrity panels. I wanted to live tweet but Twitter was locally down because of everyone else doing the same. The thing that nobody ever explained is that listening to William Shatner and Patrick Stewart shoot the breeze and take questions live is a sonically beautiful experience. Also, Shatner does better with a tsukkomi to play off of. Supposedly on the Friday evening they went for a caleche ride in the Old Port with their SOs... I could transcribe more salient points but I'd be here all night.

2) Karaoke. On the Saturday night I went to karaoke with my sister and a friend for five hours straight. I continue unable to sing in a language I don't read, which eliminates all the K-pop. Puzzlingly, I remember the rap in "American Boy" far better than the sung tune.

3) Pop Montreal. stayed in and slept on Wednesday. Elite Gymnastics and Grimes on Thursday (dancing on the balcony in Club Soda). David Byrne and St. Vincent on Friday (dancing on a pew in St. Jean Baptiste church), followed by Bertrand Burgalat (dancing on the stage at Cabaret du Mile End). Blew budget at Pop record fair and flea market on Saturday. Then Woodpigeon and Patrick Wolf on Sunday (sedate and sit-down at L'Astral). More comprehensive reviews on Tumblr at some point, most likely.

4) Books and movies. Reading The Constant Gardener, which is OK except for how awful the (dead) female lead is, and any time Le Carre pretends the setting is this century. Watched the film version of Less Than Zero, after sororial unit bugged me to do so. It's a memorable movie with some obvious strengths and flaws. )
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My favourite scene in The Avengers was the Steve/Tony/Bruce three-hander, which I never got to in my truncated analysis. The sort of character evolution via cross-cutting dialogue you imagine it's a pleasure to write for good actors, and that actors surely prefer to endless vistas of green screen, even if they did sign up for a megabuck superhero flick.

In other news, EPISTEMOLOGICAL HULK SMASH haha okay no I'll stop.

Chapter 3. )
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1) Steve Rogers is not allowed Lana Del Rey music videos. Anything but Lana Del Rey music videos.

2) As soon as I opened the MORE PLOT gate Tony Stark took over everything, which is to be expected but creates a morass of POV issues.

EDIT -- wait did I actually forget to post the finished chapter to LJ/DW? Ahaha. *copypastes from Tumblr*

Title: The Motion of Bodies In Public Spaces (chapter 2)

Author: Petronia

Rating: G (I knoooww, why read it until/unless I declare a pairing, but at the moment it seems beside the point? This is one of those slow builds like Senza Fine, though, so I think I can promise eventual emotional payoffs. If anyone is particularly invested in seeing me write Steve/anybody makeouts pls reply by separate post)

Characters: I've listed everyone I know will be in the fic in the AO3 tags, even if they're not in this chapter.

Warnings: none apart from the same Steve Rogers feels currently infesting Tumblr as a result of leaked deleted scenes and such. He and John Watson can stoically refuse to speak to their therapists together.

Next Chapter:
 I thought it was just Aliens, but the more I think about it the more I realize all James Cameron movies are potential minefields insofar as Steve is concerned. EVEN TITANIC.

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