st_aurafina: Natasha Romanova, looking down, against a rainbow background (Marvel: Natasha)
Title: Aftershock
Fandom: Agents of SHIELD
Rating: G
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Leo Fitz/Framework!Grant
Warnings/Content: Angst, drinking, forgiveness
Notes: For [community profile] multifandomdrabble 2017.

Summary: Fitz can't leave Grant standing on the doorstep in the rain. (Set post S4 finale, but before that future scene in the diner.)


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Aftershock )

Title: Date Night
Fandom: Captain America
Rating: G
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Warnings/Content: Flirting, Sam showing off, Steve's notebook of modern facts
Notes: For [community profile] multifandomdrabble 2017.

Summary: Sam knows he's being ogled.

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Date Night )

Title: Air Show
Fandom: MCU
Rating: Teen
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Bucky/Sam/Natasha
Warnings/Content:
Notes: For [community profile] multifandomdrabble 2017.

Summary: After they've found Bucky, they need some time to hide out and recover. (Set after Winter Soldier, on the road trip that should have been.)

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Air Show )
st_aurafina: Rainy day, person with a rainbow umbrella in the distance  (Rainbow umbrella)
I'm not doing very well. The prednisolone did not go down quietly, I had rebound inflammation and I've been back on pred once already for a massive skin flare up (let me tell you about the 1 in 10,000 chance of getting photosensitivity while taking frusemide.) The cellulitis came back and I had another round of antibiotics (let me tell you about the rare side-effect where you can taste clindamycin IN YOUR SALIVA.) I've had lots of meds changes. I feel wrung out and tired all the freaking time. I am pretty down about this. I want to feel well, and not like my skin is crawling off my body. It's busy at work, too, and that is more exhausting than it ought to be.

I've signed up for [community profile] wipbigbang and Camp NaNo, so hopefully I can get some fic posted. I wasn't game to sign up for an actual exchange, so I sadly had to miss out on [community profile] ssrconfidential. I'm starting to be more chatty on Dreamwidth, which is nice, and I did manage to do a big push on answering AO3 comments, which feels like an achievement. My only other achievement was to crochet a sock monkey hat with a big red pompom. I'm quite pleased with it, even if my sister says the button eyes are demonic. That's part of the charm, I think.

Button eyes will eat your soul, my sister says )


I've been hoarding linkspam, too, which I shall try to group in themes:

The Expanse
- From Indiewire, The Expanse: How The Syfy Series Found the Unfindable Actress (Which Means Other Shows Can, Too)
About casting a S2 character, who is apparently female, Polynesian and tall/muscular. This is what made me want to start watching The Expanse, and I'm so glad I did. (I've just finished S1, so no spoilers, please. Apart from what's in this article, I guess.)

Podcasts (mostly The Strange Case of Starship Iris)
- From buzzfeed, 27 Podcasts You Should Listen To In 2017
Which reminds me, I've been listening to The Strange Case of Starship Iris and it's really lots of fun. The first episode drags a bit, but once there's more than a cast of two (from episode two), the dialogue bounces along, and the world building opens up. The story is building f/f UST between Violet and Arkady, it has a trans character and a gender fluid character, and I really like the crew of the Rumor. Would recommend.

You can listen here: The Strange Case of Starship Iris

For non-listeners, there's a transcript of Episode One, which isn't the best episode but it sets up the dynamic between the two characters well:
The Strange Case of the Starship Iris, Episode One: Violet Liu, written by Jessica Best

There's an official tumblr, where (I presume) the author discusses world building, nuances of the alien language, and other cool stuff: [tumblr.com profile] iriscasefiles


Iron Fist
- via [personal profile] netgirl_y2k, who also has an excellent post about Iron Fist, Here's The Important Stuff That Happens In Iron Fist So You Don't Have To Watch It
There were so many weird things about Iron Fist, (apart from the obvious weird thing of why they cast Finn Jones as Danny.)

brief spoilers )


Dance-themed links
- From Pointe Magazine, #TBT: Watch Baryshnikov Do 11 Pirouettes in White Nights
Because Mikhail Baryshnikov is so pretty.

And through that video, I found a slo-mo analysis of the move, which was really interesting. It's mind blowing to count those turns in slow motion.
embedded under the cut )

Speaking of ballet, the Dance Academy movie comes out next week!
Trailer under the cut! )

More Dance Academy links:
- I wish I’d grown up with ‘Dance Academy’, ABC’s beloved teen drama

- The career of Joanna Werner, and how Dance Academy remains en pointe


Other random links
- From HuffPo, Dolphins Might Be Chewing On Blowfish To Get High
Dolphins are bastards and kind of sketch.

- From Buzzfeed, 23 Accidental Google Image Searches That’ll Make You Pee A Little
Very silly. Somehow very satisfying.

- via Nalini Singh's facebook, The Moistest Chocolate Mug Cake
The word moist has ceased to have any meaning that is not disgusting, but I do like a mug cake.

- via the medical tag on Ravelry, Dressed for Success
Crocheted stethoscope sweater. CN: anthropomophising of a stethoscope. Also not addressed is how this could contribute to spreading infection? IDK. The idea is cute though.

- via [personal profile] dine, Artist Paints Realistically Detailed Animals on Smooth Stones
So beautiful!

- From The Age, Police hunt for unicorn after attempted servo smash and grab
CN: armed robbery, only extra.

12 Yarn Ball Types and How to Knit with Them
Hankenstein. Heh.


I still need to post fic here that I've had up at AO3. And get planning on what I'm going to write for Camp NaNo which inexplicably starts tomorrow omg. Tomorrow is April Fools, too. *reminds self to watch out* I always fall for stupid shit, me.

Civil War!!

May. 7th, 2016 12:19 pm
st_aurafina: The Winter Soldier wearing a mask and showing his metal arm (Marvel: Winter Soldier)
Random thoughts, spoilers )

In other news, it is a beautiful day. And an away game, so work is super quiet.
st_aurafina: (Wank c/o Captain America)
The thing about being left handed is that I do most things with my left hand, but some things with my right hand. This is how I managed to slice a chunk out of my index finger on my dominant hand with a chef's knife just before NaNo.

*sighs* I've had this knife for a year now, and it's the first bad accident I've had with it, so I shouldn't beat myself up.

*sighs more* But I am regretting asking [personal profile] lilacsigil to sharpen the knives this morning.

Cut for squickiness: I just hate that moment when you look down, and there's a knife in your finger, and you realise that things have gone horribly wrong. And then, after the running around and the pressure and elevation and other first aid things, comes the second horrible moment, when you look at the wound and ask yourself "Is my finger all there?" and "Is this a hospital job?" And there was enough blood that it bore cleaning up off the bench and the sink. And in the panic, I threw a pound of beef on the floor. But we washed it off. The floor was pretty clean.

It doesn't need a stitch - we've gone for the "hold it together with a band-aid" method of treatment. I will probably lose the nail, I think? And I think, from the numb spot on the side of my finger, that the chunk of flesh isn't going to just glue itself back on. (That totally happens sometimes!)

I can type, mostly. I have realised, from the stabbing pain every time I hit certain keys, how much I use that nail for typing though. No wonder I wear all the letters off my keyboard.


We saw Captain America, finally. Because of various issues with USian war stories, we wanted to wait until we could *ahem* a copy, so we could watch it at home where we could hit the eject button if things got uncomfortable. But it was awesome - I really enjoyed the encapsulated feel of the story, the way it was a small part of the war at large. And there were lots of things I really liked about the movie, and the way the Avengers franchise is coming together.

(I don't get to use this icon enough. It's from this awesome panel. CAPTAIN AMERICA, I COMMAND YOU TO... WANK!)

Ooh, thunder! MIGHTY THOR, IS THAT YOU?
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)
iTunes! In Australia! Finally! It's how I was meant to buy music. Apple didn't reach an agreement with Sony BMG, so some artists are missing, but I think I'll live. Conversations with [livejournal.com profile] lilacsigil are now all about that song, you know, that we liked years ago, but we didn't buy, because the album was crappy. I wish I could get the polka version of the LOTR soundtrack that's on this video: "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard!" I would play it all day, and dance.

She Hulk volume one TPB! Seriously, laugh-out-loud funny. I am in love with snarky Jarvis, and smug Dr Strange.
Just reading through a few reviews, it seems that people who are dedicated fans are unhappy with Dan Slott's interpretation. I really don't get why fandom hates the rebirth of an established character. Dr Who fans hate the newest thing until it becomes the old thing, and there's a new new thing to hate on. And apparently people didn't like Jen's big, green, curvy bum, but I think that's part of the appeal.

I commented in [livejournal.com profile] minisinoo's journal that it's hard to get the hang of fandom language, so it's good to find a community like [livejournal.com profile] fanspeak_help to explain stuff, like ZOMG, and kthnxbi.

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