|Dira Sudis (dira) wrote,|
@ 2010-10-07 07:50 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||books! with pages!, bujold, castle, recs, sg-1, sherlock, varg veum, watson and the other guy|
With numbers, so I don't have to think of transitions:
1. I get to sleep in tomorrow and then go (indoor) climbing, which I have been too exhausted or otherwise discombobulated to do any earlier in the week. I went for the first time on Saturday (hooray local Groupon!) and promptly came home and joined disobey_gravity, because that is what a fangirl does when she finds something awesome. She joins the relevant comm. ♥
(It was exhausting and daunting and I fell a lot, but that is what the harness and rope and padded floor are for! And, you know--climbing on things! My inner bookcase-scaling toddler cannot get over being actively encouraged to climb on things.)
2. I shall not mention when, exactly, I have been having periods of time on my hands with access to the internet but not the freedom to visit overtly fannish sites, but the point is: I have been reading Arthur Conan Doyle courtesy of Project Gutenberg. I have already knocked off A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, and am partway into The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
It is both delightful and vaguely embarrassing how often I run across something and am filled with squee because I've recognized something I read in fic or saw in the 2009 movie or in Sherlock.
God knows what will happen if I actually watch the first season of Jeremy Brett episodes, which the internet fairies have kindly supplied to me. I guess either my head will explode or I'll finally be driven to write something. Or I'll finally be driven to write something and then my head will explode.
(Haha, Sherlock kidfic bunny? Sherlock porn bunny? What? No. Surely you jest.)
3. Speaking of writing/head-exploding, I have just made what I think is the fourth start on the Aral/Jole story. Writing is hard, dog bites man, etc.
(Seriously though--I am trying to write Aral Vorkosigan coming to terms, emotionally, with honest polyamory. I BET DRINKING WOULD HELP.)
3a. When I fell into The Mentalist I made a list of the stages I go through when entering a new fandom. The Vorkosigan Saga is essentially a new fandom for me, in terms of writing, although I guess it's been more than a year now--
Anyway, the point is, there is a stage I left off of that list, maybe because it's redundant for The Mentalist, but in most fandoms where I'm significantly emotionally invested sooner or later I plot out an AU too vilely, crushingly depressing to write. (True fact: my first slash fandom was Nsync/popslash. I lovingly plotted out a story where they all contracted HIV from each other. This is more or less why I named myself 'Dira', and it is the reason I never actually wrote anything in popslash.)
Which is to say: I have one for the Vorkosigan Saga now, and I would tell you about it except I'm in the delusional stage where I think I might write it so I can't spoil it. But I guess I've set up camp here, now.
4. So it turns out I'm pretty much making a living wage now. Recent Amazon purchases include: Private Investigator Varg Veum: The Complete First Series (Uhh... sure. Call it whatever you want, it's the first six Varg Veum movies in shiny Region 1 DVD!), I Spy Season 1 (I am officically un-adopting Bill Cosby as my TV Dad. He is too mind-bendingly hot as Scotty. I cannot cope. By which I mean, I LOVE THEM.), and, uh...
Yeah, I bought Diana Gabaldon's graphic novel. Sure she's crazy, but it's Jamie's side of the story!
...Oh God, it's just now occurred to me that it's Jamie's side of the story. Of Outlander. I am suddenly REALLY SCARED of the monster at the end of the book. /o\
(Although apparently this panel was too graphic to be included, so ... surely the rape and torture is not included? Right?)
(Also, in case anyone who doesn't read her blog was wondering, she has posted enough snippets from book-eight-in-progress to greatly dilute at least two of the cliffhangers from An Echo in the Bone. Which is an... interesting... authorial decision but on the bright side now I don't have to wait until 2013 to have some idea what happens next...)
5. Awesome, amazing trailer for Stargate SG-1: The Movie. I really need to go rewatch all ten seasons right now.
6. That reminds me, kuwdora has made a wonderful Castle vid! Suddenly I See is three solid minutes of all the parts of Castle I generally want to draw big sparkly hearts around. (And, yes, it is even safe for my brother to watch.) Highly recommended for being full of awesomeness.