missizzy: (jessiejames)
Title: Agent Murdock
Part: 7: A Trade Secret
Fandom: Daredevil
Characters: Matt/Karen
Disclaimer: Now Disney owns them.
Warning: Violence
Note: I originally came up with this idea and put it up on [community profile] daredevilkink as a prompt before the second season, but after watching said season I decided to write it myself just to cheer myself up.

We know how forgiving the Goldsmith is to those who spill his secrets. You need our help now. )
missizzy: (logan)
Mom has officially gotten permission to do a "literary biography" of Winston Graham. It'll be heavy of the "literary" and light on the "biography," but his writings have always been her interest. She read and blogged about the Poldark books long before this new TV series came out. This also means she'll be spending a month in Britain sometime this summer reading up on the relevant documents. I'm not sure she's been away from home for that long since she and dad were married. That'll be an interesting month for the both of us.
For some reason I'm getting a bunch of messages from OkCupid tonight, including a rude one, one from a guy a little too far south, and one from a guy in India! Does anyone ever seriously manage to form anything through OkCupid with anyone who lives on the other side of the planet? Not something I'm up to, I'm afraid. I also got one from a guy who spends most of his time in Dubai, but at least he spoke of traveling to DC occasionally (I wrote a response, but I think my opinion on Dubai offended him, because he hasn't written since).
Now that I'm done with Iron Fist, I'm all ready for The Defenders to come out. Or maybe it can wait until I finish that Karen writing obituaries fic I've been working on. Looking forward way too much to The Punisher too, although at least, unlike Iron Fist it's not pushing any new seasons of the other four series back to a later premiere date than they'd otherwise have. Seriously, do we have to have a second season of that one?
missizzy: (padme)
Title: All Five
Part: 12: Answers Before Questions
(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11)
Fandom: Star Wars
Characters: Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan, Anakin, Mace
Disclaimer: Now Disney owns them.
Warning: References to violence
Note: Sequel to "Growing Up in the Jedi Temple."

It takes a lot to be always on form,/ It takes a lot/ Or maybe not )
missizzy: (blahblah)
Tonight, my mother went out to see a cinematic broadcast of a London production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf starring Imelda Staunton. And she got confused as to where she'd put the car, and called me in hysterics, before she found the security office and they helped her find it. Not the most auspicious night before our upcoming beach vacation. Apparently the production wasn't very good either.
Now one episode away from finishing Iron Fist. About time, since they're starting the buildup to The Defenders. Finishing with mixed feelings. The later part of the season is definitely better paced and more engaging than the first half. But there are still plenty of things it doesn't fix, and meanwhile, I'm really not sure how I feel about the whole twist with Colleen Wing.
Wondering if maybe we'll be rid of Trump after all, but also wondering if it'll do much good at this point, unless this whole Flynn and the transition team thing actually takes out Pence too, the investigation first takes long enough to stretch to 2019, and the House flips. But that would be a year and a half away, by which time all the damage may have been done. Meanwhile, they're not even letting us write to the FCC about Net Neutrality any more, and I don't know what happens to any of us if we lose that. Getting kind of tired of Comcast's lies getting tweeted into my timeline too.
Actually, getting kind of tired of all the promoted tweets you aren't even allowed to dismiss any more. It's not to the point where I'm considering leaving Twitter yet, but they are making themselves harder to use in more than one way.
missizzy: (blahblah)
Title: Habeas for Superheroes
Part: 2: Night, Day, and Night
Fandom: Daredevil/Avengers
Characters: Matt/Foggy, Danny Rand, Karen
Disclaimer: Now Disney owns them.
Warning: Very light sexual content and offscreen violence
Note: Third installment in my Femme!Foggy series.

Two days later Danny Rand actually showed up to their apartment in person, early in the evening.  )
missizzy: (ouch)
I have now been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The doctor advised aerobic exercise, meditation, an antidepressant, a muscle relaxant, and less stress. Not entirely sure how I'm supposed to manage the last. Especially when I have days like this one, which start with my sandal breaking and end with the discovery the guy we've been trying to talk to all day didn't realize we weren't in his time zone.
The antidepressant also isn't one with a high success rate. I'm probably going to try the muscle relaxant first, although given both medications could exacerbate the other medical issue I'm having right now, I'm not too eager to try either. I can redo my exercise regimen and try to figure out how to meditate, but it looks like I just have to live with yet more pain in my life.
This weekend my mother, sister, and I are headed to the beach, where we are supposed to relax. Maybe if we actually do, the pain will be reduced? I'll try to get the next part of "Habeas for Superheroes" posted tomorrow, before then. Three more multiparters I worked on today that I am really close to finishing the next part...
At least I'm not stressing about Agents of SHIELD anymore. I'm even kind of optimistic the next season will be a bit more fun, if it's the right kind of outer space adventure for that. Besides, none of the things I dreaded happened last night.
missizzy: (blahblah)
I was actually deeply relieved watching this season's Agents of SHIELD, because we really did have Fitz back, with his compassion, his easy-to-overlook quick thinking, his devotion to Jemma, his going into hysterics when his friends were in danger, all of it. And that last scene got me once again expressing my reaction in the form of fic:

All We Have Is This Very Moment )
missizzy: (evenstar)
Maybe after the trauma that was last night's episode, it'll help?

Title: Everything Can Wait But Now
Fandom: Agents of SHIELD
Characters: Jemma/Fitz, Jemma/Triplett
Disclaimer: Now Disney owns them.
Warning: Masturbation
Note: I wrote most of this two years ago, while the second season was airing, with the intent of posting it that May. Then I just sort of abandoned it. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I looked it over, and decided to finish it and post it this May. Takes places right after "Afterlife."

Jemma’s hands still smelt of mozzarella and pesto aioli. )
missizzy: (blahblah)
Since the beginning of the year, our house has seen:

The beginning of turning the front porch into new room.
Said turning having to be done over to pass inspection. That was a crazy saga actually proved a good thing, since it means the new room will last longer.
The installation and then replacement of an overhead lamp in the living room.
The new front room being floored, painted, carpeted, etc.
Two doorknobs being fixed so we can close the doors again.
The outside being painted. It's supposed to be cream, but looks more yellow. I've had Coldplay stuck in my head multiple times.
The floor in the entryway being removed, an attempt made to remove all the asbestos, and finally the new floor just being glued on thick over it, and painted. They assure us it's safe so long as the new floor remains in place.
Various other fixes being made to the walls around the entryway, including dealing with termite damage and repainting.

We still need a new cover for the stoop, which is an ugly sight without it, and the mailbox put back in.
There may be other things we've had done I've forgotten about. At least the drama with the porch didn't affect our day to day lives much. Having two days where they were trying to remove asbestos from our only route between the two halves of the house, on the other hand, made last weekend rather painful, especially since we had to keep the cats confined to the back half for their safety. They weren't happy.
Mom swears we're almost done. We might be.

New Song

Apr. 16th, 2017 07:44 pm
missizzy: (hisoka)
Went with an easier one this time, and spent two weekends doing various recordings. This one from last night was more or less the best.


missizzy: (broke)
Title: Any Way You Frame It
Fandom: Agents of SHIELD
Characters: Jemma/Fitz, Aida
Disclaimer: Now Disney owns them.
Warning: References to rape and character deaths
Note: My reaction to the most recent pair of episodes of Agents of SHIELD came out in the form of fic.

She’s sure Aida knows she’s here. She kind of made a show of walking in. )
missizzy: (broke)
According to my mom, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, my grandfather wanted them to get in the car and make for Canada, but my grandmother refused. Ever since Trump was elected, I've wondered if it might end with her and I doing that drive. Tonight, it's starting to feel like a real possibility. We're not there yet, and perhaps there won't be anything to prompt us to actually do it before the bomb falls, but I'm I've been thinking about possible points, and how much chance we'd have of getting far away enough from DC when we probably wouldn't be the only ones fleeing.
Meanwhile, I saw both my regular doctor and a foot specialist, and they ordered my blood be tested for signs of imflammation and arthritis. I'm only 32, but getting my foot x-rayed today indicated I might be getting the latter. Although at least I may finally be getting an explanation for the pains that have plagued my arms and hands for years, which I chalked up to issues with anxiety and depression. Even if they can't do anything, to know would still be a relief. Some of the tests will take the weekend, though. On this crazy day, suddenly I wonder if I'll even live to know the results!
At least I got far enough into Iron Fist to enjoy some more Claire. Also get a moment between Danny and Colleen that felt a lot like a gender-flipped take on Far From the Madding Crowd. Who knows whether or not the writer had that in mind. I was even a little disappointed Colleen did not claim Danny's first kiss at the end of it, but ultimately, I can't blame her. The actors have chemistry, but that can't really blunt how Danny is not behaving as he ought.
missizzy: (ouch)
Since the beginning of the week I've experienced leg pain and especially foot pain I'm pretty sure is caused by sciatica, meaning it probably wouldn't be of much use to go to the doctor. But this morning it got so bad I made an appointment for tomorrow anyway. It wasn't as bad in the afternoon, and went down further after I was out of my work shoes, but I've simply spent too long being unable to walk without pain to not do something.
Tempted to write fic in response to this latest Agents of SHIELD pod, which would pretty much be processing my feelings about Fitz and how terrible both what he's doing and what's being done to him is. I'm wondering how on Earth the writers can come up with a "satisfying" ending for all this by the end of the season, which we've been assured they've been told to do, because they know they might not get the chance to resolve anything left hanging. Then again, the way things are going, I wouldn't be surprised if the series got cancelled days before the finale aired, at la Castle last year. Maybe they'll shoehorn in an epilogue scene for this series too?
Stressed myself stupid this week writing my self assessment for my annual performance appraisal, and then couldn't put what I've written into the form! Someone failed to press a button somewhere, or something weird like that, and now I've got to wait for it to be fixed. Then I pulled a nail out, needed to have my right index finger bandaged, and it actually hurts to type right now! Hope it feels better in the morning.
missizzy: (skating)
Did three recordings of my latest song today, but wasn't fully satisfied with any of them. At this point, I'm just trying to get the best recording I can before the full advent of pollen season puts my singing voice out of commission for at least a week. Hopefully it won't happen before next weekend.
Did my first weekly roundup of skating news for my sister's blog before the new Grand Prix schedule showed up. Guess that'll have to be in next week's. A little nervous that we already have a two programs to La La Land when it's technically not even the off-season yet. I was hoping Ashley's using that music would deter enough people that we wouldn't get entirely saturated. So far noone's music news has been terribly exciting, though if Jason Brown does skate to Hamilton, that would be. Also tried to watched Synchronized Skating Worlds, but I found it hard to stay awake, Friday night especially.
Four episodes of Iron Fist down, nine to go. Although I had to look up what happened at the end for "Habeas for Superheroes." At least this one had a mention of Karen in it, which made me grin. And of course the next one has Claire. Hell, the last ten minutes or so of tonight's episode were actually pretty good.
missizzy: (padme)
Title: Habeas for Superheroes
Part: 1: Friday Next Friends
Fandom: Daredevil/Avengers
Characters: Matt/Foggy, Tony Stark, Karen
Disclaimer: Now Disney owns them.
Warning: Matt's anger issues
Note: Third installment in my Femme!Foggy series.

Wanda. And Clint, and Sam, and the other guy, the size-changing guy. They need your help. )
missizzy: (skating)
It's now been a week since I was watching the Worlds pairs free, taking notes to recap it for Culturess, when I got the news that my sister and the blog she'd made for Fansided had parted ways. One minute, I was looking at a good if low-paying side career as a professional figure skating blogger, the next I had to look at myself and ask myself if I really wanted it enough to stay. By the end of the week I had decided no. I remained with Culturess until I'd submitted a final quartet of individual event recaps, and then I bailed.
Not that I've even stopped blogging. My sister went back to her old personal blog, and another reason I left was she now needs help keeping the posts coming while she also does freelance blogging work to make some money. Monday night I was recapping Dancing with the Stars as usual. Yesterday there was Plushenko and Sotnikova to write about. At the end of the week I may do a music announcement roundup. Except I'm getting a lot less hits on it, but my sister says she can change that, because now she knows how one gets hits, the way she didn't before working for Fansided.
I'll probably be writing fewer posts. Which I don't mind. It was getting a bit time-consuming by the end.
Meanwhile, mom and I also made plans to go see next year's Worlds in person after she learned it was in Milan. My sister was supposed to come with us, but now she may not be able to afford it. The trip to France we were planning probably isn't going to happen now; I think I may go to New York and the U.S. Open again instead.
missizzy: (logan)
Title: Agent Murdock
Part: 6: Friday Night, Avoid the Lights
Fandom: Daredevil
Characters: Matt/Karen
Disclaimer: Now Disney owns them.
Warning: Violence
Note: I originally came up with this idea and put it up on [community profile] daredevilkink as a prompt before the second season, but after watching said season I decided to write it myself just to cheer myself up.

In the end, the easiest way to get into the building was to do it during the day, dressed up in the business casual they’d stashed at the bottom of a suitcase specifically for this kind of purpose, and holding an accordion folder that looked like they contained sensitive and timely documents. )
missizzy: (blahblah)


I was leading my droid along a dusty Tatooine desert road,

When along came a speeder with a hotshot flying all alone.

"If you're going to Mos Eisley, m’am, with me you can ride."

And so I took my BB1 and then we settled down inside.

He asked me if I'd ever seen a rock so dull and dry.

And I said, "Listen, kid, I've been to every planet in the sky!"

Read more... )
missizzy: (logan)
Even if you don't really care about Duck Tales, you still need to watch the first fifteen seconds of this video. You're welcome.
Watching the bad reviews come in for Iron Fist, and have begun to feel very cross indeed that we have to wait half a year more for everything else because of its existence. We could've been looking forward to finding out next week how Matt's coping or if Luke's going to get out of prison yet, but no, we gotta watch the stupid blonde guy do the kung fu first. There had better be lots of Claire in this series. Maybe I'll just spend the evenings watching tennis instead for a while longer. There's really no need to get through it until Defenders is out, right?
Windows 10 comes to the library next week. I'm actually preparing to do at least part of most of my basic tasks on Wednesday simply so I can make sure they're doable post-upgrade before the upgrade people leave the building. Apparently they recently changed the regular IT staff and went for the cheap option, and it's not working out very well. Fine time to do an upgrade...meanwhile my iPad has gone haywire again. I may or may not try to record my next song this weekend...
missizzy: (ouch)
When the DC metro's safe-track schedule was released last year, the main shutdown that caught my attention was the one where there'd be no service at all on part of my route to work for a couple of weeks. But now said route's going to be mostly single-tracking for a month. After two days so far, I am happy to take tomorrow off, and that I'd long decided to take the week of Worlds off too.
Although Monday my woes had more to do with not quite reaching the bus stop in time for the first bus and standing for half an hour in the cold. I've since then discovered there's actually a free shuttle that means I might not have to take the train to work at all if I reach King Street at the right time. I could take it back too, but I suspect that would cost me any chance of catching my usual bus. They're getting a couple of trains in and out of Pentagon station just before five, and yesterday when I got on one I had no problem at all. Then today the one I got on sat at National Airport for twenty minutes!
The shuttle's actually provided by Alexandria DASH; it's one that's there no thanks to the Metro. Yet another reminder that this is a good city.

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