— Rocko's Modern Life
What have you been doing today?
— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.
Question for today: Do you ever flip a coin, roll a die, etc. when you are not sure what you should do next in a story?
2. Recently my Dreamwidth pages have stopped defaulting to https, which means sometimes I get a log-in screen instead of the post, and if I get the post, I'm not logged in. I have HTTPS Everywhere for FireFox, and the Dreamwidth HTTPS beta option turned on. What is happening?
It may have started when FireFox updated last, or it might be part of my general computer woes, idk.
Have been watching trailers for Kingsman the Golden Circle and my brain went what if the Mag 7 boys were Statesman? In the movie, the Statesman agents are named after Liquor. Agent Champagne...Agent Tequila...Agent Whiskey....Agent Ginger Ale which got me to thinking, What would the 'Boys' agents names be? Below are the names which came to me.
Orin Travis - Agent Cognac
Chris Larabee - Agent Malt
Vin Tanner - Agent Rye
Buck Wilmington - Agent Rum
Ezra Standish - Agent Bourbon
Josiah Sanchez - Agent Gin
Nathan Jackson - Agent Brandy
J.D. Dunne - Agent Irish
Also below is a little snippet of a Mag 7 Statesman AU crossover with Kingsman the Golden Circle inspired by two scenes in a Kingsman 2 trailer found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
"You want one too. I can see it in your eyes, Vin." said the youngest and newest Statesman, J.D. Dunne.
Vin tore his eyes from the video playing on the laptop screen and scowled at him.
"Doubt that Jack, I mean Agent Whiskey wants to share his. And I haven't heard of it being offered to any of the other agents. But yeah, I would love an electric lasso like the one he has."
Maybe Agent Cognac can ask Agent Champagne if you can be fitted with one as well, answered J.D.
Vin mulled that thought over and replied, "Maybe, Orin is our regional supervisor. I'll ask Chris about it."
J.D. settled into the chair next to Vin's and hit the replay button on the screen. "Do you think, Agent Malt is going to be very angry with me for hacking into Agent Ginger Ale's video feed and downloading it to our private server?"
Vin shrugged and answered, "Depend's on how angry she is and how much Director Champagne complains to Agent Cognac. Though I hope you're packed, cause I think we'll all be flying to Kentucky tomorrow."
Hope you are all doing well. :D
Over the weekend I read Sarah Gailey's novella River of Teeth, an alt-US-history Western with hippos, which I've seen mentioned around the place. It spent a lot of time on character introductions, and the ending felt rather TBC, and I'm not sure I'll read the next one. I think I would have preferred a stand-alone novel to what felt like the first instalment in a longer story, or perhaps I'm just not in the mood for Americana (though it reminded me enough of Richard Brautigan's The Hawkline Monster that I dug that out and may read it sometime soon).
In the meantime, I've started Moon Over Soho, the second Rivers of London book. I read the first some years ago (when I bought my Kindle and went back to occasionally consuming things other than fanfic) and found it too gruesome for my fluffy-fanfic-reading palette, but I've been encouraged to persevere. Not gripped yet, but it's early days.
I just finished Another Oh Hae Young, like, in the last half hour.
Huh. It started promisingly. I liked the convoluted set-up and was intrigued to see how they were going to get Do Kyung out of the enormous hole he'd dug himself into, but in the end... they didn't really bother. ( Rambling. Spoilers. ) Also, overall, this might be the drama I've watched with the highest alcohol consumption and the worst communication (and that's really saying something, on both counts!). Not one I'll be rewatching or would particularly recommend.
I haven't planned what I'll solo-watch next, but I think it'll be something very different.
Pru and I finished Moonlight Drawn by Clouds yesterday, and next week we're starting Mystery Queen, a Sherlock Holmes AU where Sherlock is a housewife.
J and I have one more week (three episodes) of Goblin to go, and then I suspect it's a Hong sisters drama, either My Girl (which I haven't seen) or Master's Sun (which I have).
My teacher and I are still in the middle of Chief Kim.
Parks & Recreation season 5.
We watched Rogue One over the weekend. I think I enjoyed it more this time, having read some fanfic.
Not a word.
Election this weekend. My sister and I nearly went and advance voted yesterday lunchtime, but during the trudge up Featherston St to the polling place, I talked myself out of it on the grounds that if I vote on Saturday, if the outcome initially seems close or unfavourable, I can tell myself they haven't counted my vote yet and it will make all the difference. /dork
Also, I was supposed to go sign-waving this morning (and got up early specially), but the other person cancelled and then the forecasted rain arrived, so I finished Another Oh Hae Young instead.
I am trying SO HARD not to get unhealthily invested in the election outcome; I can't afford to get sick over this. *crosses all my fingers and toes, while still trying to maintain emotional detachment, ha*
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Sugilite
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: aketan on DeviantArt
Why this piece is awesome: I love everything about this: the bold colors, the flamelike hair, and the huge attitude. :)
Link: Brash and reckless
If you live in a Democratic state you can help.
.....if you live in a state with two Democratic Senators who support the ACA, you may be asking yourself: what more can I do? How can I influence persuadable Republicans in red states who may be on the fence?
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Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)