Apr. 6th, 2014

A little Captain america: The Winter Soldier meta I posted on tumblr, riffing of leupagus's meta and looking at the mirrors and parallels to be found amongst Steve, Natasha, Sam, and Bucky.

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This entry was originally posted at http://ladyvyola.dreamwidth.org/167694.html.

Dec. 25th, 2013

I have received a delightful story and left a comment.

The story I wrote has been charmingly commented on by its recipient.

It has also been kudos'd and commented on by others.


Everything from here on out is gravy.

Now go read blame it upon a rush of blood to the head, the saga of Shannon and Amy, two sisters looking for love (sometimes in the wrong places) in a world where the Appliance Murderer is causing devastating brain trauma and sudden death with the most unorthodox of weaponry.

Remember, "Walk slowly, walk with constant awareness to your surroundings, don’t get distracted.” Wise words even when rogue appliances aren't lurking around every corner. (Fandom: Sears Appliance Commercials. Don't judge me, it's Yuletide.)

This entry was originally posted at http://ladyvyola.dreamwidth.org/167424.html.


Reason the Back Button was Invented #603

The story* opens:

It took everyone by surprise. Least of all Joe Bob.

* Fandom redacted to protect the incoherent

::wails:: And the summary sounded so promising!

This entry was originally posted at http://ladyvyola.dreamwidth.org/167340.html.

Nov. 3rd, 2013

Oh, man! I'm a part of history!

I just got an e-mail from Jeremy Crawford. The message, in all its terse, misspelled glory:

Subject: fanficiton

do you write fanfiction.

Boy, given my output these last *cough* years, is he barking up the wrong tree.

He's gotta be the Dread Troll Crawford, right? A legacy passed down from generation to generation, always lurking, always waiting, always asking....

This entry was originally posted at http://ladyvyola.dreamwidth.org/167137.html.

Halloween 2013

Sewing frenzy is over! The costumes of the nephews and nieces over on Tumblr. (Yes, I have a Tumblr. Come visit!)

This year we played both sides of the hero-villain field, with a Ring Wraith, Radagast the Brown, Wonder Woman, and a Weeping Angel.

Fan kids. Gotta love 'em!

This entry was originally posted at http://ladyvyola.dreamwidth.org/166689.html.


Facepalming so hard

Really, Blacklist? Really?

You’ve got Tom Noonan as a serial killer with someone strapped into a wheelchair? Really.

I’d accuse you of cannibalism, but that would be rude....

This entry was originally posted at http://ladyvyola.dreamwidth.org/166621.html.

Dear Yuletide Writer (2013 edition)

First of all, good luck! I'm all over the place once again and I will be truly amazed and grateful that I've got a match. (Or a pinch hitter! I've gotten pinch hitters before and I love you, too! You chose me! You brave, weird souls, you.)

So, first the big picture then a little more specificity on what I like about each request.

My Yuletide PhilosophyCollapse )

Face Off (TV) RPFCollapse )

Now You See Me (2013)Collapse )

S.W.A.T.Collapse )

Sears Appliances (TV Commercials)Collapse )

Killers Kill; Dead Men Die - Annie LeibovitzCollapse )

Go forth and may the Spirit of the Yuletide Hippo be with you!

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Oct. 2nd, 2013

And while I'm still cranky about Luther....

We start in media res with Luther essentially torturing a suspect for information. Congratulations. If the past decade has taught us anything, it's that anyone can torture. There's no super-duper exceptional detective skills going on here.

After he realizes that Alice murdered her parents, he does nothing. He doesn't put her under surveillance, he doesn't question anyone in her or her parents' lives to see if anyone ever noticed friction or resentment. He just keeps confronting her. And he seems far more intent on making her acknowledge just how smart he is despite going on and on about how she is the one who wants that recognition.

And his little stunt with the gun and the flame in his boss's office? He reads as dangerously manic, either unwilling to stop when she says to because he must have absolute control of what happens and when or unable to stop because he cannot control himself.

Why am I supposed to buy that this guy is a good man, an effective policeman, an admirable person in any way?

Also, I don't accept a word of the scene where he calls Alice and insists that love exists. That was never her argument. She was saying that what he labeled as love for Zoe was a perversion of everything love is supposed to be. As far as I'm concerned, his explicit actions support Alice's stance.

This entry was originally posted at http://ladyvyola.dreamwidth.org/166114.html.

Oct. 1st, 2013

Okay, so I just watched the first episode of Luther.

I've been meaning to get around to it for a while; a lot of people with tastes similar to mine have recommended it and it's got lots of things relevant to my interests: a Sherlock Holmes-Columbo inspiration, Idris Elba, a murderous female mastermind, etc.

In the first episode, Luther flies into a violent rage during an argument with his estranged wife, harasses her in front of her co-workers, assaults her new boyfriend, attempts to use his status as a high-ranking police officer to cow lower ranking policemen who respond to her call when he won 't stop banging on her door and shouting for her, and in general never takes no for an answer from her but instead always persists until she gives in just to have a moment's peace.

You know who does this sort of thing?

An abuser.

Honestly, I was looking forward to finding out if the torture porn I've been warned about would be the deal-breaker but I just can't, people. I just can't.

This entry was originally posted at http://ladyvyola.dreamwidth.org/165726.html.

Octo-pie is a go!

nicky pwns you
See that cutie in the icon?

He's 9 today.

The horde came over last night and he was definitely more excited about the Marvel Lego set than the berry Octo-pie. Eh, he's a picky eater sometimes, declaring he's "never liked" something that's always been his favorite.

But everyone else was very enthusiastic, both about the flavor and the form. So much so that I'm most likely going to be doing a peach pie for Spenser's 8th birthday next month (I'll do a flower and butterfly crust, I think). Ellie, who will be 6 the month after that, is see-sawing between a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting or a cheesecake with chocolate sauce.

A cheesecake.

I'm so proud. And terrified. And proud. (And terrified. I've never made a cheesecake before. But I do have springform pans, so apparently I'm qualified.)


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The Cake Maker of Kiev (could kick your ass)
petals & pixels

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