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We got our first batch of rebound books back Monday. The colors were all paler than they looked on the website, the books were not handled the best during transport and there were places where the binding wasn't as good as we would've liked, but these books are all fully serviceable again. Now my main worry is getting them all processed back in and reshelved, then turning around and having the third batch ready before I head off to Europe. Second batch should be returned and the third batch picked up the day before I come back! We may end up making much of the new batch out of a multi-volume set; those are a lot faster to process.
I just found out from a tweet that the EMH Mark 2 from Star Trek: Voyager was played by Andy Dick. I'd seen him on Dancing with the Stars a few years back and had had no idea. Well, I now know he's a pretty good comic actor. The strength of that episode really was him and Picardo, both apart and together.
Meanwhile, there's been Agents of SHIELD, and I really like where they're taking the characters so far(especially Jemma). But I have no idea if I'm going to like where they're taking the plot of this first season half. Although last night, my reaction to the episode was limited, because I was busy trying to finish my recap of the Dancing with the Stars results show! Was planning to blog for the fifth day in a row tonight, even, combing the Volosozhar/Trankov baby news with recent news about Sotnikova, then another report threw the latter news in doubt, so I will be working on that tomorrow as well. Along with catching up with videos from Slovenia.
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Wasn’t able to see Star Trek: Beyond last week, so I went yesterday instead. By which time the showtimes at my local place had decreased enough there was no 2D showing at a convenient time, so I went to the 3D version. I’m not entirely sure why they bothered with one; they seemed to make little use of the technology during the movie itself, fully utilizing it only during the end credit sequence.

As for the movie itself, I’m still not sure what to make of it. It was an enjoyable ride, that’s for sure. But the plot was a touch incoherent at times, the script juggling a lot of balls and maybe trying to juggle them too fast. Or maybe that was just Justin Lin. I’ve never seen any of the Fast & Furious movies, but I suspect they might feel a good deal like Star Trek: Beyond did, and I still question the appropriateness of that.

On the other hand, they did at least rid themselves of many of the ills of Into Darkness. Kirk is much less of a sleazeball, the over-cynicism of the last movie has given way to a much more optimistic vision of the eventual future of humanity, if less so of its near-future, and if it seems they will keep this Spock/Uhura nonsense, at least it took up relatively little of her screentime. In fact, the movie made good use of the entire cast, especially with a little Spock & McCoy show to flesh out an important dynamic of the original show, and Simon Pegg being involved with the script resulting in everyone having lots of fun with Scotty(and I do hope Jayla shows up in the next movie).

All in all, I think this is a case of a franchise realizing it veered down the wrong path and so is now trying to retrace its steps. Who knows, maybe it’ll be fully recovered by the next movie. Even if losing Chekov’s going to be a hard blow.
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Two days I've been dealing with a bad back, since yesterday morning when I woke in enough pain I worried I might not even make it to work, and when I got there, I wondered how much I'd be able to lift and carry around. It didn't help matters that I was dealing with some pretty heavy books, as we prepare to send the first batch of books in for rebinding. Despite that it's been fading since then, but it was worse this morning than it was last night, so I'm still worried about tomorrow morning. Sinuses haven't been nice either. I want to record my next song this weekend, but I have to hope my throat cooperates.
At least I missed the worst of the rain today. That pictures of the flooded metro are downright scary, and it's not like they're doing anything down there right now to fix that problem.
Still mourning the death of Anton Yelchin. This is arguably one of the most painful deaths of 2016, since there was so much more for him to have done. But really, this year needs to please stop killing people.
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Got rained on a bit coming home today, and apparently after nice weather all week, thunderstorms will be happening this weekend. When I'll be going out both days, but at least it's to indoor events both times; a Jane Austen meeting with some dancing tomorrow before AwesomeCon on Sunday. Between that and buying groceries, I'll probably miss most of the French Open finals, but I'll be pretty shocked in Serena doesn't win her next and Djokovic doesn't become the third man of the Big Four Era to complete the career slam. Although then again, the same was true last year...
Started watching Star Trek: First Contact on Netflix this evening, since I've never seen it. Only the first quarter of it tonight, but enough to see why it's considered to be such a good movie. From the whole battle sequence through the comms to the unexpected humor of Data dealing with the issue of the 21st century lady shooting at them to the whole scene of Picard getting to touch the Phoenix(it's comforting to think the Smithsonian exists in the 24th century too), plus a plot with plenty of creative twists and turns so far.
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Title: Ashes
Part: 2
(Part 1)
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Characters: Jake/Ezri, Ben, Joseph Sisko
Disclaimer: Maybe I'll bury the hatchet with Paramount, but probably not.
Warning: I think this is my first Star Trek fic in over a decade.
Notes: Meant to be a first episode of an alternate season 7, though since I conceived of the concept so long ago I don't know anymore if it'll even be one season's worth of events.

Earth date as time has passed on this ship: November 21, 2751. That’s ten days we’ve been in here and the crew wants to know what’s going on. )
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Date bought the tickets. We see Star Wars Saturday at 3:10. Meanwhile, the reviews are all good, and I still haven't been spoiled for anything yet.
That's more than can be said for Star Trek: Beyond, perhaps. See the possible Enterprise crashing makes me think they're trying to remake The Search for Spock in the style of The Fast and the Furious, and how they are going to do that when they didn't have anyone dead at the end of the last movie I'm not sure. I suspect noone's going to say it better than Wil Wheaton did, though my own reaction had me tweeting a Vine for the first time. I don't feel any need to actually see this if it doesn't turn out to be quite different from what it's looking like right now.
Also saw the Fantastic Beasts teaser, but that didn't really have enough in it for a reaction yet...
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The chicken is in the oven to go on the table at 5 PM; neither mom nor me care much for turkey anyway, and I'll have time to get plenty of sleep before the NHK Trophy starts after midnight. I just finished episode 7 of Jessica Jones, and the end was odd for me... ). Mom and I went for a walk during the heat of the day, when we ended up taking our coats off. The variances in the weather aren't nice for my sinuses, but they aren't causing any me serious issues right now. There are various things I can be thankful for, from general good health to getting promoted, but I find this year I think of one thing above all others.

For me, 2015 has been the year I seriously took the plunge back into fanfic and fandom. I was never fully disconnected, but in recent years I haven’t had much to do with it; I was focused on other things. I was inching in already, thanks to the MCU in general and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but movies don’t come out often enough for me to go full-blown, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wasn’t the show most suited to it either(at least at first). But then Daredevil landed, and I took the plunge back in. I’ve written more in the past six months than I did during some years, and what I put on the backburner in favor of trying to become a published novelist, I now feel differently about. For better or for worse, I am a fanfic author, that is my identity in life, and I’m learning to embrace it, once and for all. I’ve never been ashamed, but now I’m proud. Let the world scorn me or dismiss me for not being a respectable published woman(though I still might self-publish a book that is essentially Jane Austen fanfic anyway); I don’t give a damn.

And I've discovered, much to my delight, that the world I came to isn't the world I drifted out of half a decade back. )
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Although it was late enough there really was no time to post it then.

Title: The Klingon's Mate
Part: 2: Nerys's Threat
(Part 1)
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Characters: Jadzia/Worf, Kira, Bashir
Disclaimer: Maybe I'll bury the hatchet with Paramount, but probably not. I *think* Henrik Ibsen's out of copyright...
Warning: This is ultimately an anti-W/J fic, and there may eventually be serious Worf-bashing
Notes: Long ago when I was applying to be in the Jadzia Julian Love League while playing one of the kids in my sister's friend's production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, I compared the characters there to Jadzia, Worf, and Julian, and it was suggested I could write a fic based on the story. 15 years later, I'm finally doing it. This is an AU where Jadzia didn't go into the temple in "Tears of the Prophets" so never had that fatal run-in with Dukat, but behaved much as Ezri did in "Penumbra."

This post in the Bank was like the first step up for me--and now your husband is going to kick me downstairs again into the mud. )
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Title: It Would Be Back to Normal
Part: 3: The Figures From the Past
(Part 1, Part 2)
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Characters: Original
Disclaimer: Maybe I'll bury the hatchet with Paramount, but probably not. Also, Tedi's race is from Peter David.
Warning: Explicit sex
Notes: This is a very of Deep Space 9 that happens in the rebooted verse, though things should be assumed to still be pretty much the same, except in whatever ways I find convenient. ;-)

Sometimes it disturbed Kolana how much Terisne hero-worshipped her. )
missizzy: (broke)
So far today I've done my first big bathroom-cleaning attempt(sink and toilet successfully cleaned, bathtub doors somewhat cleaned, bathtub fail, floor delayed until later in the week), went to get underwear and a strapless bra, the latter for my sister's wedding, instead got underwear and a new dress that didn't need a strapless bra because I really hated the ones available, and finished the last sentence of this.

Title: The Klingon's Mate
Part: 1: Starbase 502
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Characters: Jadzia/Worf, Odo, Kira
Disclaimer: Maybe I'll bury the hatchet with Paramount, but probably not. I *think* Henrik Ibsen's out of copyright...
Warning: This is ultimately an anti-W/J fic, and there may eventually be serious Worf-bashing
Notes: Long ago when I was applying to be in the Jadzia Julian Love League while playing one of the kids in my sister's friend's production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, I compared the characters there to Jadzia, Worf, and Julian, and it was suggested I could write a fic based on the story. Nearly 15 years later, I finally have. This is an AU where Jadzia didn't go into the temple in "Tears of the Prophets" so never had that fatal run-in with Dukat, but, as we will learn, behaved much as Ezri did in "Penumbra."

You have just come at a fortunate moment, Mrs Linde. )

Fic Post!

Nov. 21st, 2012 08:05 pm
missizzy: (broke)
Been mostly done with this one for months, this morning finished a sentence, then this afternoon looked again and decided this part was done.

Title: Ashes
Part: 1
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Characters: Jake/Ezri, Ben, Joseph Sisko, Kira/Odo
Disclaimer: Maybe I'll bury the hatchet with Paramount, but probably not.
Warning: I think this is my first Star Trek fic in over a decade.
Notes: Meant to be a first episode of an alternate season 7, though since I conceived of the concept so long ago I don't know anymore if it'll even be one season's worth of events.

Colonel Kira Nerys had been having a very busy ten weeks. )

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