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I just saw a post lack of posts that reminded me I haven't posted here in forever--probably because this was mainly a fannish journal, and my fannish pursuits these days are focused around the comm I help run, and tumblr by extension.

I haven't written much of anything in a very long time, and that makes me sad.

*flails*
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It's been out less than a week, but it felt like everyone but me had seen Pacific Rim. NO MORE. It was like a mashup of the best parts of every giant robot/giant monster title ever. All the tropes! Holy shit, so much fun. :D

Orange is the New Black hurts in the good way. Watch it if you haven't. Seriously.

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vestigial secondary pairing
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Can this be an actual fandom term? I really want it to be.

cap/iron man reverse bang
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HOLY SHITBALLS

So we had a bazillion (okay, 55) art entries, and less than twelve hours into claims almost all of them are gone. I didn't think we'd come close to opening a second round, but it's quite possible now.

If you're a Steve/Tony fan, swing by to check out the art at least. It's fantastic, and I can't wait to see what all the writers make of it.

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Subtext? Nope, no subtext here. >_>
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From the novel 12 O'Clock High:

He studied Gatley's unrelenting expression. And then he also found himself studying the young officer's individual features--the handsome, long-lashed eyes, the sensitive nostrils, the full lips--conscious that he had not taken the trouble before ever really to examine them. It was a stronger face than he had realized, but almost too good-looking. That, reflected Savage, must be what threw me off. Way, way off. He moved a little closer to Gately. He cleared his throat.

"You don't hate me," he said softly. "You just think you do." He waited. No answer.

"You never did hate me. You hated the things inside yourself that didn't belong there. You thought you hated me when I dragged them out in the open... and showed them to you."

Still no answer. Then the general perceived that Gately had begun to look terribly tired.

"I'm shoving off now." He reached out his hand halfway to Gately's but the latter, making no move, merely stared up at him blankly. Savage lingered a moment longer, his eyes dropping to the floor. He looked up. "Get some shut-eye," he added gently.


 
*howling*

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free digital comics
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If you haven't seen the mess over at Comixology, they released a set of 700+ free Marvel comics... and BOOM went the servers. So! They're switching up how they're handling the promotion, check here for details and to get in.

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mmm, new Led Zeppelin tape
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Apparently a tape from the concert on 12-06-1969 has surfaced. It must have been a small venue, there's little crowd interference, and for an audience recording the sound is quite good.

It really is something how many of these shows were taped on the sly, and how many of the tapes survive to this day.

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that thing I keep seeing
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What I'm reading Wednesday, or something like that. I might as well hop in for once.

Finally found a copy of Twelve O'Clock High! for less than $30. (Stupid out-of-print prices.) It's quite short, and not as sanitized as the movie. (I'm at the point where General Savage has just told his air and ground execs to take a stressed-out young pilot to London and get him laid. Okay, maybe he didn't use those exact words, but they were all dining with the chaplain at the time, so. *grin*) I'm even more glad that the movie did away with the love interest. Her introduction is shoehorned in at the beginning before she disappears for half the book -- that's how slapped-on that subplot feels.

One day I will finish The Making of the Atomic Bomb, but I may require a refresher course in physics first.

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caaaake
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I somehow ended up as curator of the family recipe box -- which is an odd mix of Eastern European and American Midwest, with a dose of "hot damn, all our recipe-sharing neighbors are Italian" thrown in for good measure.

Some of them are rather old. And, uh, missing half the directions. (Like just what in the hell that batter is supposed to make? Cake? Cookies? Bread? Souffle? Gruel?) I'm both intrigued by and wary of the depression/rationing era ones, like this:

One Egg Cake

1c sugar
1 1/2c flour
2tsp BP

Put egg in large coffee cup, fill to 1/2 full of butter, then fill to brim with sweet milk. Add this to sifted dry ingredients. Beat, add 1tsp vanilla and nuts if desired. Bake in 8" square pan in moderate oven.


I mean, with such precise measurements, what could possibly go wrong?

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[podfic] Adamant
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The Amplificathon podbang is underway, and ages ago Exmanhater inquired after doing Adamant.

GUYS, IT IS AMAZEBALLS. I'm most of the way through, and I already know this is one I'll come back to for comfort listens. Also, incredibly impressed because it was so long, with awkward prose and mid-scene voice changes that were difficult to convey in text, let alone audio.

<3

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