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onyxlynx ([personal profile] onyxlynx) wrote2017-01-20 08:27 am
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Birthday greetings and felicitations

to [personal profile] pernishus !  Magnificent day!  (I have the damp green icing around here somewhere but the cake is missing...)
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Kate ([personal profile] kate_nepveu) wrote2017-01-19 10:26 pm
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The Good Place post-season finale (no spoilers)

I love this show A LOT but it hasn't been renewed for another season yet and I really really want it to be so please go and binge it on your option of choice; if nothing else you can watch all 13 episodes on NBC's website. Because it does stick the landing and it's AMAZING but I really, really, really want a second season. A lot.

As I said in my original post, "it's using admirable pacing to unfold a lot of plot and character development in a very compact space," and that continues right up to the very end. So if you're puzzled by certain aspects stick with it, it's worth it, and it all really works as a single thing. And I love everyone in this bar, they're so great, and it's so delightfully off-kilter in all the little details, and it just makes me happy. And amazed. It's so good.

(Yes, there is a rather open end to the season, but it's also one that allows you to pretty easily write your own closure if you want and if for some reason it's not renewed. So I wouldn't call it a cliffhanger, but YMMV.)

A spoiler post will follow.
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james_davis_nicoll ([personal profile] james_davis_nicoll) wrote2017-01-19 05:18 pm

My head

is surprisingly difficult to xray.
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ithiliana ([personal profile] ithiliana) wrote2017-01-19 11:14 am

Theodora Goss

Fantastic post by Theodora Goss on The Politics of Narrative Patterns

Why have I not read any of her fiction? Must fix that STAT!
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onyxlynx ([personal profile] onyxlynx) wrote2017-01-19 07:23 am
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Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

 to [personal profile] surpassingly !  A day of lightness and joy to you!

(And another.)

(Not to forget Edgar Allen Poe.  Although I did.)
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coyotegoth ([personal profile] coyotegoth) wrote2017-01-18 06:37 pm

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Trying to find a movie to watch for Inauguration Day; Parallax View, Manchurian Candidate, and Taxi Driver are all looking good.
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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-01-18 08:51 pm

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OK, I went and took Saturday off work.

Now I get to decide if I want to:

-Go to the last-ever goodbye by-the-bag-clearance sale at the BIG used books warehouse
-Go to the big protest in DC
-Go to the littler protest in Annapolis or Baltimore
-See if the timing works to go to the book sale AND the Annapolis protest

Is anyone planning to go to the DC march?

I am super-hesitant go without being part of a group, having done giant events in DC before and having some idea of what it's like, and I'm not currently hooked up with any local groups of the sort that would send people. The ones in the other cities will probably be smaller and calmer, since most local people will probably make the short trip to DC. On the other hand if I did have a group to hold my hand it would probably be worth going to DC...
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james_davis_nicoll ([personal profile] james_davis_nicoll) wrote2017-01-18 04:02 pm

OMG

My BlackBerry Passport can be used to make phonecalls!
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morgan_dhu ([personal profile] morgan_dhu) wrote2017-01-18 11:00 am
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Wednesday Books


trying to get into the swing of things.... This is a good way to start, I think.

I've been too sick to read much of anything for months, but even though I'm still feeling hellish, and my blood tests agree that there's some bad shit going on inside me, I'm pushing myself because the Hugo nominations are coming up fast.

In the past week, I've finished two books that I'd been reading through at a snail's pace, Nancy Ordover's American Eugenics, which is an important but very painful book to read, especially if you are a person of colour, a person with disabilities, or queer. I also finished Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures, on which the unexpected blockbuster film is based, and was given some hope along with the stories of struggle.

Begun and finished this week:
Lois McMaster Bujold, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
Kameron Hurley, The Geek Feminist Revolution
Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria

Currently reading:
André ​Carrington, ​Speculative ​Blackness: ​The ​Future ​of ​Race ​in ​Science ​Fiction
Andrea Hairston, Will Do Magic for Small Change

What's next:
Novels, non-fiction and novellas from my Hugo reading list. Probably either The Merril Theory of Lit'ry Criticism by Judith Merril, Octavia E. Butler by Gerry Canavan or Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Le Guin for the next non-fiction book. In novels, I'm thinking Matt Ruff's Lovecraft Country or Nisi Shawl's Everfair. Novellas, Victor Lavelle's The Ballad of Black Tom, Kai Ashante Wilson's A Taste of Honey, and the two Penric novellas by Lois Bujold. Plus, of course, a scattering of novelettes and short stories.

If anyone else is reading fir the Hugos and has some graphic novel recommendations, I'm still adding to my reading list in that category, as I am woefully ignorant of who's writing what that's really good. Do suggestions are welcome.

As ever, more in depth comments on the books I've read can be found on my book blog, bibliogramma.dreamwidth.org.

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james_davis_nicoll ([personal profile] james_davis_nicoll) wrote2017-01-18 11:00 am

TFW

Someone points out I can now justify sushi as medicinal.