Sunday 23/07/2017

Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:54 am
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1) Clean bedlinen for tonight.

2) I can can access a protected site to upload documents to the government from my own laptop. Before I had to use my parents' computer because my laptop complained the connection wasn't secure. *rolls eyes*

3) I'm going to my parents for dinner.

Saturday 22/07/2017

Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:07 am
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1) Late breakfast on my sunny balcony.

2) Another lazy day enjoying the sunshine while it lasts with a good book ^_^

3) Will make time however to wash my new clothes. (yay, at least one productive item on my list this time)

Friday 21/07/2017

Jul. 21st, 2017 01:46 pm
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1) Beautiful weather with lots of sunshine.

2) Had some lovely phone calls with my family.

3) Lazy day, reading a Harry Potter book again.

Thursday 20/07/2017

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:55 am
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1) Slept pretty well, without waking once during the night. Still tired, but I can manage through the last working day of the week.

2) Yummy snacks at work.

3) Going out for dinner with lots of ju-jitsu this evening. Looking forward to that! :D

FMK: Mélusine and Juniper Time

Jul. 19th, 2017 01:50 pm
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Mélusine by Sarah Monette is a very long, very good, very fucked-up H/C darkfic in a canon I don't know.

That's not necessarily a criticism, by the way, it's enough my id that I have spent many a delightful lost weekend voluntarily reading exactly that sort of thing.

Read more... )

Anyway, I enjoyed it enough that it is getting kept (after all, some day I might not be able to find fanfic like this on the internet anymore) but I don't think I care enough about the non-id parts to go looking up the canon. (If I did I would probably just end up really liking Shannon, anyway, and like I said it's really obvious there is like 0 fic about him.)

And still very annoyed that it had exactly nothing to do with Mélusine; if someone tried to name a fantasy novel Cinderella and then not have anything to do with Cinderella except, like, the ruling family having a shoe in their heraldry and also there was a fairy godmother as a minor character in one chapter, nobody would let you get away with that.

Also, it got me re-reading a bunch of old Doctor/Master fic just in time for me to be mildly optimistic about the show again, so there's that.


Juniper Time by Kate Wilhelm was not a bad book, and I'm glad I read it, but I also don't think I need to keep it, and I didn't particularly like it. It gets the "if you like this sort of thing, this is probably the sort of thing you will like" rating, with a caveat for me being unsure about its portrayal of First Nations people. The first thing that struck me is that it didn't feel like a SF novel, or even a genre novel at all really. I spent a lot of time thinking about why. It's a story about the building of an international space station and first contact with aliens set amid the collapse of Western capitalist civilization, so it ought to be an SF novel. It's definitely at least partly just the writing style. But I think it's mostly a question of what the book thinks is important, fr. ex: not the space station or the aliens or even particularly the collapse of civilization except as they affect the two main characters' many personal issues, which are the only thing the narrative actually seems to think we might be interested in. Whic isn't to say I don't like a character-focused SF novel, but an SF novel where one of the main characters is an astronomer who spends half his time in space, a) I would expect it to spend more than five pages actually in space, and b) I would expect him to not spend all of those five pages thinking about nothing but his marital issues. Also, you know, I 100% don't care about the dude's personal issues and am only mildly interested in hers.

Read more... )

I am glad I have read this but am pretty sure I will never desire to read it again, so K pile it is. And it inspired me to finish Always Coming Home, so it was definitely worth it.

Wednesday 19/07/2017

Jul. 19th, 2017 12:13 pm
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1) Had a marvellous dream last night. I was playing in a detective of some kind ^__^

2) Refreshing rain, nature will be very happy about that.

3) I've finally found a way to upload some documents to the government. So far it only worked on my parents's computer but I have high hopes I can use my own laptop for it next time.

FMK #17: Humorous SF

Jul. 18th, 2017 05:51 pm
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Last week's winner was Enchantress From the Stars! Looking forward to it. From discussion in the comments, I think I attempted to write that story once when I was about twelve.

The loser on overall K votes was Pebble in the Sky, but I'm invoking the rule that says a K winner must also have a majority for K votes, which Pebble in the Sky didn't have, and giving it to the Stasheff instead.

(I also just noticed that I never announced a K for the LGBT-themed week. No book in that poll had a majority of K votes - or anything close to a majority, even - so I'm not calling a K. The overall most K votes was the David Gerrold book, but it had almost twice as many f/m votes as K, so I have added it to the F pile instead.)

Responses to Mélusine and Juniper Time coming later today, I promise.

This week, a friend assigned me Humorous SF, so here we go!

How FMK works, short version: I am trying to clear out my unreads. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide whether to keep it or not. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away immediately. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I pick a winner on Friday night (although won't actually close the poll, people can still vote,) and report results/ post the new poll on the following Tuesday, and write a response to the F winner sometime in the next week. That will leave me only four books behind, whoo.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)

Poll: Brust, Dickson, Doctorow, Foster, Gardner, Hines, Jones, Laumer, Martinez, Moore J, Moore MJ, Pinkwater, Pratchett, Robinson, anthologies )

Tuesday 18/07/2017

Jul. 18th, 2017 07:52 am
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1) Home made soup ^^

2) Easy leftovers for dinner and a lazy evening, seeing boyfriend is to a comedy show with friends.

3) Time to read, seeing I take public transport this week and it's school holiday so it isn't crowded! :D

Monday 17/07/2017

Jul. 17th, 2017 08:03 am
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1) Hopefully we're able to visit a house this evening. 

2) I had a good public transport connection to work this morning. (boyfriend's bike is broken and he has taken my bike because his public transport connection to work sucks and mine is okay)

3) Water pimped with some lime :-)

Sunday 016/07/2017

Jul. 16th, 2017 10:00 am
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 1) I finished reading the book I borrowed from [personal profile] dark_kana .

2) Saw 'La Grande Vadrouille' again XD Love that film.

3) Wimbledon finals! (And we get to learn who the new Doctor will be -^_^ )

Saturday 15/07/2017

Jul. 15th, 2017 10:05 am
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1) Going into town in an hour, to get the last of the sales. (only a couple of items I'm looking for)

2) Easy but healthy dinner this evening.

3) Coffee *cherishes her cup of dark liquid* 

Friday 14/07/2017

Jul. 14th, 2017 08:01 am
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1) My little sister is doing well :-) Still a little weak, but feeling much better than the previous 2 days ^^ *is very happy*

2) Going to visit my sister. Either still in the hospital or at home already! :D

3) Home made soup and easy dinner for this evening.

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