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09 May 2013 @ 08:46 pm
Recs and Things.  
I bought The Nephew some Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books for his birthday - (my brothers and I used to be so into those as kids) - and I just read through one to see if it was any good. I went on three different adventures in the same book and got three different endings; the embassy sent me back to the United States and I had to give up my quest for the mysterious jewels, I got inducted into a secret society, and I died. Pretty fun!

Also, I watched the season finale of Vikings yesterday and I have a few things to say...Gyda!! Athelstan's face! His stupid face. /clutches him to my chest/ JFC, Ragnar, you are an asshole. This show is so fucking good! I am impressed with The History Channel.

I watched this week's Chicago Fire as well. I was not onboard with that storyline about Severide at all, for Reasons, but I thought the way he brought it to a head this week was pretty fucking awesome. I loved everything between Herrmann and Boden. Seriously, cartoon hearts appear in my vision every time Herrmann is on screen. I am so confused by him though - do I want him to marry me or adopt me? IDK! I haven't been this confused about a man since Bobby Singer. It was just a really good episode all around - (they usually are). My only complaint is that it should have been Severide who went to Casey at the end, not Peter. Just cuz, Feelings.

Now I fic rec you.

Echo - Reid stops talking after Tobias Henkel. After a while, Morgan can't remember his voice. - Reid & Morgan Gen fic that was just So Good for me. Reid-pain and Morgan-pain and it is all like a little delicious cookie of angst.

Cloudburst - There are some things you just can't ignore - Jo/Kat Adult fic. Post-hunt porn...is there anything better? Seriously, this is so ridiculously hot in like an "I'll be in my bunk" kind of way. And anyways, it's all liptonrm's fault that Jo/Kat are my femslash pairing of OTP to begin with!

Under Your Influence (The Way It Works Like Caffeine) - The one where Bruce and Darcy try to have a date. - The first Bruce/Darcy fic I read after deciding they were my Avengers OTP and it hit all my buttons perfectly. Bruce's awkwardness is just lovely, Tony is awesome and there is bonus!Peter Parker. Also, Darcy-Clint-bffs is my new headcanon.

Thanks For Nothing - Jackson is not a nice person and he doesn't do nice things. So when he finds out Danny has a thing for Stiles, he definitely doesn't try to get them together. Really. - I'm all about Danny/Stiles and I fucking love Jackson for reasons that Danny actually explains perfectly in this fic. Also, the Danny-voice here is spot-on. A Danny/Stiles fic that might actually be about Jackson's issues and it was everything I needed!

Unnamed Poem - wolfrider89 says she wrote this right after watching Reichenbach Falls and holy shit, does it paint an image in my head of John Watson trying to escape the ghost of Sherlock. On top of it, it is also a really good piece of poetry that speaks in a very raw way of what it's like to be the person left behind.

Enjoy those! I'm going to work on my anniversary answers this weekend, so if you still want to ask me a question, you can do that here.
 
 
 
lanie: Día de los Muertosprincesslanie on May 10th, 2013 02:34 am (UTC)
awwwww, the books sound cool


i think mills went to him so dawson wouldn't, you could tell she wanted to, and he had this crushed look on his face watching her i was like WTF when they killed her thou it was sad.
dodger_sister: chicago firedodger_sister on May 13th, 2013 12:04 am (UTC)
awwwww, the books sound cool

The Nephew had no idea what they were when he opened them, but I am quite sure once he realizes what a 'choose-your-own-adventure' book is, that he'll be hooked!

i think mills went to him so dawson wouldn't, you could tell she wanted to, and he had this crushed look on his face watching her i was like WTF when they killed her thou it was sad

I still can't believe they brought Hallie back just to kill her off. It came out of nowhere! Your take on the Mills-Casey situation actually makes a ton of sense. I initially thought it was because Mills knows what it is like to lose someone you love so dearly to fire (ie. his dad) but reading your thoughts, I think you are right, that's why Mills went to him, so Dawson wouldn't. I still don't know why Boden didn't step up immediately, because Severide/Casey Feels aside, it probably should have been Boden, but yeah, it's def leading to more issues with the whole love triangle with Dawson thing.

(I am so glad you watch this show too! It's so nice to talk about Chicago Fire on my LJ and have someone to talk about it with!)
lanie: bad boyprincesslanie on May 14th, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
shey said to dawson last week so your settling for mills (basically) and she said yeah. i think she'll go more towards casey next season. their making a spin off alread chicago pd, we'll see how that goes.

i need to get a severide icon or someone lol. where did you find yours is there a comm around. i really like boden to :)
dodger_sister: chicago firedodger_sister on May 15th, 2013 12:49 am (UTC)
shey said to dawson last week so your settling for mills (basically) and she said yeah.

Oh yeah, I remember that now. Ugh, I just feel like...Mills is very sweet and I think Dawson does really care about him and maybe even love him, but I don't feel like she is in love with him, certainly not the way he feels about her. So even though I really liked them together at first, I kind of wish she would just end before Mills gets too hurt.

i think she'll go more towards casey next season.

I hope they don't hook them up too fast. It won't be realistic if Casey doesn't grieve first.

their making a spin off alread chicago pd, we'll see how that goes.

I hadn't heard that! Hmmm, I'll have to think about whether or not to watch it. I already watch Southland and you can't get much better as far as cop shows go. I think what had me so interested in Chicago Fire at first was that I've never watched a firefighter show before.

i need to get a severide icon or someone lol. where did you find yours is there a comm around. i really like boden to :)

I love Boden so much, and damn he has a sexy voice, right?

chicagofire_tv is where I post my fics and get my icons. You can also discuss the show there in their episode posts. It's a pretty good comm. Also, oxoniensis makes really good icons. I tried to make my own but it didn't look quite right and even though we don't know each other that well, she offered to fix it for me and I really like how it came out. She has some really nice Severide-Shay ones as well.
lanie: bad boyprincesslanie on May 15th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
i agree but remember they we're slpit before so i'm not sure how much he'll grieve.

southland got cancelled :( i love coop and boots i'll miss the show. but it was going down hill, as many long staying shows do.

chicago pd is taking dawson's brother and the cop that gave casey a hard time the crooked one.
http://articles.redeyechicago.com/2013-05-13/entertainment/39234507_1_danielle-gelber-peter-jankowski-chicago-fire

so sexy :)

i'll go look at chicagofiretv & oxoniensis. i have some j2 stuff from oxoniensis.
dodger_sister: chicago firedodger_sister on May 15th, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
southland got cancelled

Ugh, I didn't know that! Crap, I am all sad now. Honestly, the best cop show I have ever watched and I love all the characters and will miss them so much.

Chicago PD actually sounds interesting and I think I'll give it a shot next year! Thanks for the heads up! I really love how Chicago Fire (and now Chicago PD) are set in Chicago and actually film in Chicago. I like when shows do that because it makes the show more realistic, you know.
lanie: bad boyprincesslanie on May 16th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
i agree it's better when they film it in the real place.
Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: SuperSimpsons - Homer and Team Free Willrhymephile on May 10th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!!! Holy shit, I had all of those books. Mom saved them all, although I think she gave them to a friend's son and damn if I don't wish I could have them in my greedy little hands right now. Ooh I loved those things. Your trip down memory lane made me go visit Amazon. Good to see you can still buy them.

Vikings Vikings Vikings! Athelstan and his Vikingization is the best. The little beads on his beard! We have to wait too long for the next season. Damn Ragnar and cheating on his wife! I love how Bjorn called him out on it. But now there's going to be a Ragnar Jr. I'm sure Althelstan will be nursemaid the way he was to the other kids, LOL.
dodger_sister: readingdodger_sister on May 13th, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!!! Holy shit, I had all of those books.

Right?! Did you have the one with the purple space monster - (I can't for the life of me remember the name of it but I can see that giant purple flying creature on the cover of the book so clearly in my head).

Your trip down memory lane made me go visit Amazon. Good to see you can still buy them.

The ones on Amazon are the ones I got The Nephew - the first set of four that came in a pack, with the Abominable Snowman, etc. The writing style is not as good as I remember the ones being when we were kids, but maybe I'm just romanticizing. I am sure the writing gets better as you go up reading levels. I know some of the best ones were the ones I was reading at like age 12, high end knights and fantasy stuff. (the something Wolf series?)

Vikings Vikings Vikings! Athelstan and his Vikingization is the best.

YES! I love watching him slowly mesh his way into their customs and lifestyles.

Damn Ragnar and cheating on his wife! I love how Bjorn called him out on it.

Bjorn was kind of a hot-head when we first met him and slowly, more and more, I have really grown to like him. Him calling Ragnar out totally finished the deal - I love that kid!

I was actually kind of hoping, after the funeral for Gyda, when Althelstan and Lagertha were both grieving so hard, that there would be some grief fucking for them. I really hope that when Ragnar comes back with his baby-mommy and baby, that Lagertha and Althestan start having an affair with each other. They'd be great together and they both deserve it and I never encourage cheating but damn, I want this pairing!
Kate: candy raspberriesceitfianna on May 10th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books, they were so much fun. Vikings is so good, I want to go back and rewatch the entire season.

Oh and I have a job interview tomorrow, its during work but I'll sneak into my back room and do it. No one will find me in there. The school is in NH and seems to have the true progressive stuff figured out that Roeper just talks about.
dodger_sister: readingdodger_sister on May 13th, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books, they were so much fun.

The writing style was not the best on the ones I got - kind of choppy - and I can't tell if that is just how C-Y-O-A always are (hard to remember after all these years) or if these were just not written all that well. But I still had fun reading through and finding out what my ending would be, so I know The Nephew will too. Also importantly, since he reads through like two chapter books a week, these will last him awhile, since he can keep rereading them and having different adventures.

Vikings is so good, I want to go back and rewatch the entire season.

Right? Who would have thought The History Channel had it in them? I have all the episodes still in the recycle bin on the Tivo and I am hoping that once Arrow is off for the season (the show M and I watch together on Friday afternoons) that I can convince M to give it a try. Bonus is I'll get to rewatch it myself!

How do you think the interview went? I know you said on your journal that it seemed like the kind of school that you would be a better fit with.
Kate: four elementsceitfianna on May 13th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
I haven't reread them since I was young so they probably wouldn't hold up that well, but I have good memories of them.

I will happily watch them with you as I don't enjoy watching stuff on my laptop if a tv is available.

The interview felt like it went well, it was on Skype so weird as she kept being in shadow. It felt positive other than some bumps of how do I talk about where I am now. I really should do more job stuff today but I'm just exhausted.

I think instead I'll have fun making the fic better, I'm glad to know you liked it and will send you another draft soon.
wolfrider89: 1 Chuck writingwolfrider89 on May 22nd, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
You recced me! Wee! Thank you! <3

I'm totally putting that Danny/Stiles fic on my To Read list, it looks awesome.

(If it seems like I'm commenting at random, it's because I'm commenting at random. I have no idea how I ended up on this post of all posts, but here I am. :p)
dodger_sister: chuck shurleydodger_sister on May 29th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
You recced me! Wee! Thank you! <3

You're very welcome. I seriously have this perfect painting in my head after reading your poem and it will never come out right on paper, but I figured the least I could do is point other people in the direction of your poem so they could get their own paintings stuck in their heads too. ;)

I'm totally putting that Danny/Stiles fic on my To Read list, it looks awesome.

It is very awesome! Not only because of the Danny/Stiles but also with the whole Danny & Jackson friendship aspect that I adore on the show. You do have to wonder sometimes, 'why is such a nice guy like Danny friends with a dude like Jackson?' and this fic answers it perfectly.

(If it seems like I'm commenting at random, it's because I'm commenting at random. I have no idea how I ended up on this post of all posts, but here I am. :p)

LOL It did kind of seem random, but I'm guessing you clicked the Teen Wolf tag? I think that's probably how you ended up here. 8)