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    Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
    7:55 pm
    Fanfic: Thermotemporal Equations (MCU - Bucky Barnes and the Avengers) 7/13
    And things continue to slide out of control in my CA2 inspired time travel epic!  Yay!

    Go here for the chapter!

    Current Mood: accomplished
    Sunday, August 17th, 2014
    3:58 pm
    Fanfic: Thermotemporal Equations (MCU - Bucky Barnes and the Avengers) 4-6/13
    Oops, forgot to mention updates here!

    Chapters 4 to 6 of my Bucky Barnes time travel epic have been posted on AO3!

    Links:
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6

    The whole thing so far!

    Thanks as always to airawyn and greenygal!  Comments appreciated!
    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    10:44 pm
    Fanfic: Thermotemporal Equations (MCU - Bucky Barnes and the Avengers) 3/13
    And now there is three.  Time travel angst and Bucky Barnes are contained within!

    Beta thanks: greenygal and airawyn!

    Over here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1977660/chapters/4414980 .

    Any comments will be loved and treasured!
    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
    6:19 pm
    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    7:27 pm
    Fanfic: Thermotemporal Equations (MCU - Bucky Barnes and the Avengers) 1/13
    Yay, a new fanfic!

    I'm posting it as a WIP but am halfway through (23 000 words so far!), so hopefully, taking into account my slow writing, I'll be able to consistently post one chap every 5-6 days.  Fingers crossed!

    Comments would be muchly appreciated!

    Extra special thanks to my awesome betas, greenygal and airawyn!

    Read it over here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1977660

    Current Mood: accomplished
    Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
    7:22 pm
    The Avengers DVD is out!
    Woot!

    It's times like this I like being in Australia :-).

    Bruce is such a woobie!  *pets Bruce*

    Current Mood: happy
    Sunday, August 19th, 2012
    3:06 pm
    A new fanfic!
    Just a heads up to those interested- greenygal and I finally managed to pull ourselves together and we are posting a new fanfic at piper_trickster this week.  Obviously, it stars the DC characters, Piper and Trickster, and it's set in OldDCU continuity, which, yes, did have Trickster as kind of dead.  It's okay, that's central to the whole premise!

    The first part of While You Were Sleeping is just a click away, and the rest is finished and will be posted one chap per day.  Hope you like it!  Comments are appreciated!

    Current Mood: accomplished
    Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
    12:59 am
    I am totally making up a set of these...
    I have a group of friends with disturbing senses of humour who will be way too amused by them.

    Cards Against Humanity. It kinda looks like Apples to Apples for sociopaths and misanthropes :-).

    Current Mood: amused
    Monday, July 9th, 2012
    11:32 pm
    Pics from Oz Comic Con!
    Holiday time again, which means I actually have time to post in my lj and stuff! And since I came back from Oz Comic Con in Melbourne about a week ago, how about some pics?

    These are mostly costume pics because the costumes were generally awesome. I did take a few pics of the extremely overcrowded hall and the ridiculous line, but I figure you can find out about the organiser's planning problems by reading the copious (and really kinda deserved) bitching on their facebook page :-). That said, I did have fun, but the lines were freaking ludicrous.

    Pictures! Of Oz Comic Con!Collapse )

    Current Mood: cheerful
    Saturday, May 5th, 2012
    12:45 pm
    Sunday, April 29th, 2012
    10:25 pm
    Links Post Number 63 - Special Theme - Opinions
    As I trawl through the internet, I discover a lot of things that intrigue me, and a lot that anger me. These links are opinion pieces on these things, and I generally find myself either agreeing with them or at least thinking they have an interesting point to make. In no particular order...

    Doing the Sums: Does a Private Education Add Up? This is a decent article looking at the opinions on both sides of the private vs public school debate (note that they use the Australian definitions of the terms, for those in the UK). The comments are rather... eye opening as well.

    what's love got to do with it. An interesting piece on racism, love, free speech, and the separation of the author and their work.

    Out of character behaviors and believability. An essay. With diagrams. And it's actually a really interesting piece on fanfic and how to make the actions of your characters plausible with the sheer power of good writing.

    Understanding the asylum seeker debate in Australia. A good, objective piece to point the ignorant to.

    Australia's Imams on Osama, tolerance and Sharia law. A perspective that you don't often see in the papers.

    5 things nobody tells you about being poor. A fascinating piece from Cracked that pretty much sums up a lot of the things that people with money just often don't get.

    Current Mood: thoughtful
    9:20 pm
    The Avengers
    Went to see it, and it was a cool flick and very entertaining. Not sure whether I'd go for the "it was the bestest superhero film ever!!!!" rhetoric that I'm seeing in some places, but it was solid and had some nice humorous moments. All the eyes from the internet were on Iron Man and Captain America, but I totally predict that it'll be Bruce Banner that starts getting the fannish attention after this movie. Awesome acting job there, and he and Stark were a picture of nerdy glee together. They speak Science!

    [Let's see if this spoiler tag thing works.]I liked Hawkeye's scary competence but was a little surprised that he spent about half the film under mind control. Thor was cool but not really my favourite, although Stark's Shakespeare insults were hilarious. Coulson... *sigh* To be honest, I wasn't even sad, just disappointed. Seriously Joss, when the deaths are this predictable, it doesn't enhance your writing, it just makes it tired. You don't have a freaking quota to fill; just knock it off. It's not like it was even necessary; we all know how manipulative Fury can be. To be honest, he might still be, and Coulson's stashed away somewhere undergoing an exciting new superhero procedure. I'd welcome it, frankly. It'd be interesting seeing him as an Avenger.


    I appreciated Natasha's cool capability, and it was nice seeing Pepper again. Hulk managed to be hilarious while totally showing people why you should be scared of him. His smackdown of Loki mid-pretentious speech had the whole cinema laughing :-).

    I'm not sure whether I really care about the sequel villain reveal at the end, I've never been particularly enamored of Thanos. I have to admit though, Joss's script there was pretty genius. Paraphrased:

    Evil minion: OMG, we totally can't go to Earth, Master, it would be courting death!!!
    *Thanos perks up*
    Evil minion: ...shit.


    Hilarious because it's ominous for those that don't read the comics, but those that do, and know of Thanos's... romantic inclinations totally got the other side of it :-).


    Current Mood: cheerful
    Monday, April 16th, 2012
    10:39 pm
    Oh wow!
    I totally rediscovered a song from my childhood (okay, more teenagehood) that I thought I'd completely forgotten! It's really weird to have something come back to you like that.



    Current Mood: cheerful
    Friday, April 6th, 2012
    10:01 pm
    Links Post Number 62
    The best images of 2011? Actually the one's that went viral on the net rather than the ones that are actually the best, but there's some interesting and fairly touching stuff here.

    The X-Men Guide to Puberty :-)

    This guy constructs images of characters from novels using police identikit software, based on the descriptions given in the books themselves. I have to link it just for the idea itself.

    Historical remedies for all your ills!

    ...Ow. Warning: references Ultimate Spidermen and racism in a pretty cutting way.

    Here's another, much older, comic that has some relevance to the issue. It's a real classic.

    Finally, on a completely different topic, most PC gamers would be familiar with GOG (formerly Good Old Games), a cool download shop that specialises in older games (and now the occasional newer one) that are drm free. If you've ever been thinking about checking it out, now's the time to do so, because they're in the middle of a 48 hour promotion in which you can download the original Fallout completely free.

    It's a pretty awesome old game, and the start of a pretty awesome series. Also, once you have an account on GOG there's a few other free games there too, and a whole lot of cheap older games that have been tweaked to work on modern systems. Hell, they have the Thief series, and that's my favourite series ever. Garrett rules :-).

    Current Mood: calm
    9:26 pm
    Update on my life
    It's holiday time! And I really want to start using this again. I'm not planning on doing anything much or going anywhere this holidays, so it's not like I won't have time. I wanna try some more fanfic writing too; it's been absolutely ages since I've written anything even though I've had a thousand plots whizzing through my head.

    My life's generally pretty good right now. I like my work and I think I'm at the stage where I have enough experience to have become pretty good at it. I get along well with my family, I have a bunch of geeky friends and a bunch of work friends, and I have enough money to comfortably do things like traveling (I'd really like to go back to London and live there for a month or so in the holidays; it was awesome). What I don't have is a partner, but I really don't have much in the way of experience with that. I have little idea as to how to go about looking for a guy to date in the first place, and my life's so full at the moment I'm not sure I'd even have the time or the need. I suspect this is not an unknown problem among geeks. *sigh*

    My health is not horrible but not brilliant. I really need to lose weight and I know my bad eating habits are not helping. I've been having a bit of back trouble and elbow trouble and sleep trouble but nothing that's really awful, so hopefully two weeks worth of rest will have me feeling better.

    My life at the moment is... predictable. But that means it's less stressful, so I'm all for it.
    Sunday, January 1st, 2012
    2:32 am
    Saturday, November 26th, 2011
    10:19 pm
    Links Post Number 61 - The humour edition, because I need it.
    My brother's first child is 18 months old. He bought this book for himself :-).

    Unhappy citizens get sarcastic by leaving biting reviews on a certain product on Amazon :-).

    Have a spare baby and don't know what to do with him? Use him to recreate scenes from classic movies, and gain instant internet fame!

    Better Book Titles.

    Fun with board games and photoshop, courtesy of Mightygodking. It's funnier if you're a board gamer :-).

    Sadly, this about sums up my reaction to Barry Allen as the Flash too.

    X-Muppets!

    And I leave you with the most inadvertently homosexual ad campaign ever created. Man, people were either amazingly oblivious or a lot more liberal than we thought in the "good old days". Nice art, too :-).

    Current Mood: calm
    Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
    8:07 pm
    Every computer game I have ever played!
    I am a geek of many faces. A geek about many tv shows, a comic book geek, a board game geek, and a computer game geek as well. I've been playing computer games since I was a child and we got a Commodore 128 that could be used to play Commodore 64 games as well. Then came a series of pcs and while the type of games I like have evolved, I've always loved playing them!

    So a sudden sense of curiosity made me wonder if I could actually remember all of them because why not?

    Notes:
    1) This list will probably be added to as I remember more.
    2) I don't do consoles (I just like having the keyboard), so these are purely computer games.
    3) "Played" is defined as going back to it more than once. I've tried out a few games that I didn't like much so I'm not really counting them.
    4) Flash games online have not really been added, because I rarely spend much time on them and really barely remember most of them. Maybe a separate list later.

    Cut for a lot of length.Collapse )

    Well. That's quite a lot then! And add a hell of a lot of maps people made for Duke Nukem 3D and the Thief series. And I own but haven't yet played Mass Effect 2, Age of Empires 3, The Witcher 2 and Half Life 2 Episodes 1 and 2.

    Feel free to ask if you're interested in more info on any of these games. And if anyone has any recommendations for PC games that I might enjoy based on what I've played, I'd love them too.

    Current Mood: interested
    5:21 pm
    Links Post Number 60
    The blind man who "sees". Man, the brain is such a freaky thing. This reminds me of the tales from the fascinating book "The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat", by neurologist Oliver Sacks. Click on the link at the end for the original article, and a tiny video of the man negotiating the corridor.

    5 Real Animal Friendships Straight Out of a Disney Movie *dies from the cute*

    I really like this poem :-). I may have missed the point :-).

    Ahahaha. Best kitty scratching post ever!

    Men's fashion in past times. Oh good lord.

    How to embarrass your corgi - Doctor Who edition :-)

    Road signs: out of frame

    Current Mood: happy
    3:46 pm
    Man, it's been freaking ages since I've updated this...
    You know, there was a time when I used it weekly. *sigh*

    I have to admit that I've been crap at writing anything online of late though. Computer games, aimless web browsing and reading old lj posts are more relaxing activities, but this is probably because they don't actually achieve a lot. There's also the fact that I've been feeling very run down lately, and energy and motivation have been in short supply.

    I have a bucketload of links accumulated from my aimless wanderings through cyberspace though, so I think some links posts are well overdue.

    Oh, and an odd and slightly worrying comment in relation to some searching I was doing earlier: Yes, the Beatles are indeed awesome and they have some awesome kid's songs too, so putting together a children's Beatles compilation is a good idea! I just did a double take when I saw this song on it. Umm... I hope you like having awkward conversations with the kindergarten about what little Johnny's been singing?

    Current Mood: angry
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