star trek: discovery

Jul. 23rd, 2017 03:25 pm
unearthlymarmot: Jadzia Dax ([ trek ] lead with my heart)
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I'm so thrilled by the news that Michael Burnham is Spock's adoptive sister! We don't know much about her her yet, but I'm already imagining cute sibling scenarios with the two, hee hee.

I'm really curious to see what Michael's character is like, and how she'll struggle with her Vulcan upbringing.

Ahh, I hope this show is good!
unearthlymarmot: Rose Tico ([ sw ] galaxies inside her)
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I was surprised to find some Star Wars: Forces of Destiny dolls on the shelves because I didn't think they were out yet. I shrugged, assuming they had come out without me hearing about it, and brought one up to the cashier. It turns out they're not supposed to be on the shelves until October! But because they made the mistake of putting them out, they went ahead and sold one to me.

I really expecting them to say they couldn't sell it to me (which I would have accepted!), so it's so nice that they did anyway. I'm so thrilled!

Leia doll and R2D2 figure standing in front of some Pokemon toys.

an unearthly chlid

Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:18 am
unearthlymarmot: Susan Foreman ([ dw ] unearthly child)
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Finished An Unearthly Child today, my thoughts under the cut.

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video game stuff

Jul. 23rd, 2017 07:04 am
unearthlymarmot: Scraggy in front of the non-binary pride flag. ([ pokemon ] scraggy pride)
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I'm considering restarting Pokemon Sun because I want to play with Incineroar. (I hated that design at first, but after seeing all the fanart of big buff Incineroar doing silly cat things it's really grown on me, ha.) I could also just wait until Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon are released though. That might be a better idea, I don't want to burn out on Pokemon.

I also still need to finish Shadows of Valentia (which I loved, I'm just easily distracted).

uhg

Jul. 23rd, 2017 06:07 am
unearthlymarmot: Photo of an Olympic marmot ([ marmots ]  olympic marmot)
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 My brain is absolutely convinced I need to wake up at 5AM every morning. It's really taking a toll on me. I feel sluggish all day and that makes it hard to do things like cooking for myself. If I could just sleep another hour or so, that would help so much.

I've tried going to be a little later, but it still happens. Maybe I need to go to bed significantly later?

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:15 pm
unearthlymarmot: Rosalie Lamorliere ([ rose of versailles ] :D)
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 Speaking of Doctor Who, watching the First Doctor stuff makes me exciting for the upcoming special!

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:06 pm
unearthlymarmot: Charley Pollard and the Eighth Doctor. ([ dw ] he smelled of honey)
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Recently I've spent my free time -- which I have a fair amount of while I'm looking for work :\ -- listening to the Eighth Doctor Big Finish audios and watching Classic Who.

As far as the audios go, I've enjoyed each one so far, and I think Charley Pollard is just such a delightful character with an awesome dynamic with the Doctor. I find myself smiling a lot when they're just bantering with each other, which is always a good sign! I've heard bad things about the next one (Minuet in Hell) but I'm going to push through it anyway. I must experience every second of Charlotte Pollard.

I've seen bits and pieces of Classic Who (mainly Fourth Doctor stuff), but I decided I wanted to watch it all the way through in the proper order. Wish me luck with that! So far I really enjoy Barbara, Ian, and Susan. The Doctor is great too, but I love seeing those three interact, whether it's Barbara worrying about Susan, or Barbara and Ian being cute together, or etc. It's a good time.


Susan listens to music while Barbara and Ian smile at each other in the background.

hello!

Jul. 22nd, 2017 07:34 pm
unearthlymarmot: Susan Foreman ([ dw ] unearthly child)
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It's been a while since I used anything like Dreamwidth or Livejournal, so hopefully I can get back into the swing of things! I was looking for a place quieter and less ... dramatic than Tumblr, so I'm hoping Dreamwidth can be that place for me.

Getting some stuff done

Jul. 21st, 2017 06:20 pm
nonesane: (Plymouth?)
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I think I've gotten the most "urgent" broken photo links fixed. The ones over on Livejournal are still broken - might fix them eventually, but I really can't be bothered right now (fixing them over here and on my Holts was enough of a time sink).

My dad's gone with his oldest brother to help out his older brother, so it's just me, my sis and mom up here in the north right now. Things are a little rough due to Health Things, but I think we'll pull through.

Slowly but surely getting back the energy to do fun things. We'll see what I get done first...

Anticipations.

Jul. 19th, 2017 10:56 pm
hannah: (Laundry jam - fooish_icons)
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Just about packed for the con tomorrow; what's not yet set aside is recorded on a checklist and waiting to be collected. The MP3 player gets loaded up last.

Today at work I learned all over again just how different I am from my coworkers: they never looked inside some of the filing cabinets in the office when they got there. They've been working there much longer than I have, and today was the first day those cabinets got a proper investigation and a full cleaning. They were stuffed with all sorts of office detritus: loose envelopes with office letterhead, computer cables, takeout leftovers like salt packets and napkins, delivery menus, pens, block of staples, post-it notes, lost clothes, medical records that can't yet be thrown out because of federal regulations, shower gel, candy, perfume samples, rubber bands, paper clips...stuff, mostly. Lots of stuff. That I would've cleaned out in days of arrival if I'd been able to, because I would've gone looking to see what's around and figured out what to do with it all. Like, for example, throwing away old delivery menus.

I recognize a fair amount of inertia behind a closed cabinet door in an office where things are always busy. I also wonder why they never raided those cabinets for pens, when pens are a valuable commodity in basically any office environment.

Next week, I'm taking the clothes back with me, washing them, and then dropping them off at an appropriate fabric recycling program. I figure it's the best option available.

Sink into the bay.

Jul. 18th, 2017 09:24 am
hannah: (Fruit - truntles)
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Waking up without any major responsibilities or outstanding obligations is a rare pleasure. I finished my classwork yesterday afternoon, and I don't have work today, so the most I should get done is to pack and prepare for the con this weekend. Which won't take long. I could've gone to the movies, but since I'm all done with classes for a good few weeks, I'll do that later - since Spider-Man will be playing for a while, but the cherries in the fridge won't last nearly that long.

Baking, cleaning, exercising, packing, and if time allows, writing. I wouldn't want to do this every day, but once in a while, it's nice to luxuriate.

These things happen in New York City.

Jul. 15th, 2017 10:48 pm
hannah: (Breadmaking - fooish_icons)
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Today I experimented with cake variations and wandered into a neo-pagan street fair. The cake came out as a success and I bought some jewelry I'd wanted for a while. First, eliminating the crumb topping, doubling the batter, and baking it in a larger pan. Second, a hamsa of reasonable heft and weight that I haven't yet been able to find at most other open-air street markets I've managed to wander into. I don't know if I'll wear it, but I like having it.

I might have to go again next year, if they get the same jewelry vendors. The hamsa vendor had some pretty amusing fandom-based charm bracelets. I know I basically inoculated myself in terms of fandom jewelery possession with this single purchase, so I doubt I'd wear them, but it'd still might be fun to have them. Or deliberately buy them to give them away.

This house is falling apart.

Jul. 14th, 2017 11:12 pm
hannah: (Jack Aubrey - katie8787)
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Now that Photobucket's gone, and most available fandom icons with it, I've gone back to looking for new ones the old-fashioned way: through people's icon pages, grabbing and saving and hoping the metadata hasn't changed since they were uploaded. It's not even that I need more - I've got enough saved to pick one or two and be fine - so much as I want to know I've looked in as many places as are left for me to do so. I'm sure everyone reading this knows how that feeling goes.

I've got time yet because the fic's nowhere near done and it'll need heavy editing on top of that, but it'd be nice to be prepared.

Come on and let me know.

Jul. 12th, 2017 10:10 pm
hannah: (Zach and Claire - pickle_icons)
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Yesterday was made of petty disappointments, and today about made up for it. Yesterday things were delivered that were technically correct but improperly aligned to what I'd wanted, nothing was as productive as I hoped, all those tiny things adding up to a day that wasn't wrong or bad in any big way, just lots of little ones.

But today I ran errands, fed pigeons at two different parks, looked at buildings and murals and got rained on and met a friend for dinner at Schiller's Liquor Bar before it closes next month. We talked about work, AIs, music and mattress shopping and non-tourist vacation spots, and the fine points of personal taste and what makes different alcohols good to drink. No personal work done - no classwork or writing - but filing myself up to give it a go tomorrow.

The list of summer vacation 2017

Jul. 12th, 2017 12:12 am
nonesane: (How Jeeves _really_ manipulates Bertie.)
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...yaaaay, lists. No seriously, lists help me not panic about All The Stuff I Want To Do. I know I won't get all of this done, but getting it all written down in an overview like this helps :)

Also, I've promised myself only to have two writing projects on at the same time, to prevent me from dilly-dallying and only writing two orders on each of my gazillion WIPs.

Updated: 2017-07-21
To-do list 2017 )