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December 9th, 2030

04:24 pm: My fiction
I have chosen to stop trying to keep this fic post updated. Instead, you can find a full, updated look at what I've written at my AO3 account.

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November 11th, 2030

06:27 pm: TV series list - to watch
Recommendations are quite welcome

Don't mind me, just starting a list of all those tv series that I want to watch as opportunity arises...Collapse )

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September 18th, 2017

09:55 pm: While waiting for the last of my nominated Yuletide fandoms to make it through the eye of the needle, I thought I'd make a post about my AU Exchange fic - which I keep thinking of as my Norse Wonder Woman fic, because the prompt asked for a Wonder Woman au, where she was from another mythology than Greek, and, well, the mythology I know best and have the least worries about playing with is Norse, so...

Chooser of the Slain (4248 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Wonder Woman (2017)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Diana (Wonder Woman)/Steve Trevor
Characters: Diana (Wonder Woman), Steve Trevor
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Norse Religion & Lore, Alternate Origin Story, Canonical Character Death
Summary: She was born on the day when the great wolf Sköll devoured the Sun.
When the day turned unexpectedly into night, the Maiden King Jófast cried out in the pain of her labour, and when the light returned, a far smaller voice came with it.
They named the girl Dís.

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September 13th, 2017

09:31 pm: Wednesday Reading Meme on a Wednesday - just a week late
You come home from Bali, you need to start planning for Paris - ILL conference for work and then staying a long weekend after to meet up with a fandom friend from the US. That's going to be a nice trip.

Also, remind me that I need to make a planning post for tuesday? Stegelmann is nearly upon us.

What I've recently finished reading

The Role-Playing Society: Essays on the Cultural Influence of RPGs
Could have been better. I found the chapter on the Satanic panic quite interesting. On the other hand, half of the articles were about rpgs in educational contexts, which felt - they had an entire section dedicated to articles like that, and then more articles in other sections? It was too much.

Mike Mignola: Hellboy in Hell: The Death Card
Didn't feel like much happened here, really.

Dagbogen 2. september - en dag i Danmark
I got this because the National Museum was doing this project again - basically, encouraging everybody to writing diaries on a specific day and sending them in. This book is a selection of these perfectly ordinary, boring day diaries from 25 years ago. Sometimes they feel dated in dramatically ironic ways - references to Brixtofte, for instance, or when somebody wants to brag about their new computer, a Commodore 64. At other times - I think there was one of anything lgbt - a woman referring to a colleague, who was possibly lesbian. It was a very broad spectrum of people 's diaries published - in the foreword, the museum people write that they'd barely gotten through the first 100.000 diaries - but at the same time, I found so very little in the way of people like me, and I don't know if that's just because they didn't write in, if they were not selected for the book, or if the museum people had simply not gotten to those piles yet when the book was made.

Mind you, this all reminds me that I need to write down the second half of my own diary from the 6th of september before things fade too much and send it in. Guess that's one way to go down in history.

Steve Orlando: Midnighter: Hard
Not as good as Out, since most of this devolves into fairly basic fights against the Suicide Squad (which does not fully comprehend what they are dealing with), though it's nice to see Midnighter reunited with Apollo. Will need to read the Apollo & Midnighter comic soon.

Kurt Busiek: Astro City: Honor Guard
Not the strongest Astro City collection, but still quite good.

Alex Beecroft: Blue Eyed Stranger
This is nice novel. Two nice young men, each with their own issues, meet at the Medieval Markets they both attend, and most of the drama revolves around their personal issues. I enjoyed it.

What I'm reading now

Veil of Night, Grant Morrison's Multiversity comic - so far my favourite is the utopia is boring alternate, where Superman fixed everything and the next generation of heroes and villains are mostly just bored, and Paris from the Vide Verden series.

What I'm reading next

Either Fenrisfærden by Susanne Clod Pedersen or maybe one of those books lurking on my un-read shelf. Decisions, decisions.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 147

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September 10th, 2017

08:17 pm: Apparently, Guillermo del Toro has just won the Golden Lion in Venice for his new movie "The Shape of Water" which is all about Abe Sapien getting a girlfriend.

*wanders over on imdb and kino.dk to see when I can get to see this movie I've already been looking forward to since I saw the first trailer*

22nd of February 2018???!!!

And it's not like the Danish media are posting about it on all the big news sites, either. Which is odd, considering - Golden Lion! I get that the big headlines today are all about Irma, but when I actively go looking - I can barely find anything and I went on Infomedia to search as well...

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September 8th, 2017

10:03 pm: LoT Rewrite Episode 5
So, I just wanted to share this fannish thing I've been a part of this summer.

See, I'm part of a group of Legends of Tomorrow fans, who found certain aspects of the second season - unsatisfying. So, we kinda somehow managed to organize after the season ended, and, well - spent most of the summer chatting and coordinating and writing - an alternate season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow.

Which we are currently posting, one fic "episode" a day for most of september, and then the real season three will start appearing in tv in early october, so we're just in time.

And today was my day. As in my episode. Which involves the time travelling superheroes ending up in Viking Age Jutland and having to save Sweyn Forkbeard from an untimely death at the hands of Jomsvikings with high-tech axes, and there's spell-singing völvas and stuff.

And look! Kickingshoes, who are these amazing fan artists in LoT fandom and a few others (when they are not off being amazing professional artists) have done a series of Major Arcana inspired fan arts for the rewrite, and look at the one for my episode!

And I know that most people reading this DW/LJ isn't in LoT fandom with me, but I just wanted to share this with you anyway, because I feel that this is kinda an amazing project and I'm a little bit proud to be a part of it.

Episode 5: The Sorceress' Apprentice (7874 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Mick Rory, Sara Lance, Ray Palmer, Martin Stein, Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, Leonard Snart, Lisa Snart, Amaya Jiwe
Additional Tags: Virtual Season/Series, Vikings, Alternate Canon, Canon Rewrite, Mick in a viking helmet, The Viking Age
Series: Part 5 of Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Rewrite
Summary: Having lost both loved ones and their pieces of the legendary Spear of Destiny to the speedster Eobard Thawne, the Legends are eager to track him down and bring him to justice. But a massive time aberration forces them to interrupt their search and head some thousand years back in time to a Scandinavia where two legendary Viking kings are about to meet in a battle that might change the world as we know it...

(Episode 5 of a full 22-episode rewrite of season 2 - the same broad story arc, but rewritten episodes).



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August 31st, 2017

08:01 pm: Might As Well Call It The Thursday Reading Meme
And I'm back from Bali - I promise I'll make a post with photos - and back to your regularly later-than-scheduled reading meme.

Apart from reading, I'm watching stuff. Two episodes into Defenders - so far there's too much focus on the annoying guy. Also watched the pilot of the new Ducktales show - more of that, please.

And I need to start figuring out what to nominate for Yuletide, apart from Shinya Shokudo.

What I've recently finished reading

Lois McMaster Bujold: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
I must admit, I was a bit disappointed with this book - nothing much happens, really. It continues exploring the implications of the uterine replicators, same as every Vorkosigan book, but usually they have a bit more plot outside of that. I mean, Jole seems nice enough, but - yeah. Not my favourite in the series.

Kai Ashante Wilson: The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps
I'm kinda torn about this book. On one hand, it's a very well-written fantasy universe (or is it science fiction?), it's an interesting universe with the gods that went away and left their children with weird powers, I like the main characters, I like the setting, I like the writing, and I definitely want to read the next book set in the same universe.

On the other hand? Well, apart from disliking the ending (I saw Demane ending up as he did a mile away, but did they have to do that to the Captain?), well - I found most of the characters' speech annoying. I get that it's writing itself into the tradition of gritty, realistic military fantasy, but I just felt yanked out of the fiction every time one of the brothers opened his mouth. Especially the guy who kept talking French.

Benedict Jacka: Fated
A decent bit of urban fantasy a la that wizard from Chicago, with some good vs. evil sneaky politics. It has a main character with an interesting sort of magic and a few interesting minor characters, but I'm not convinced that I'll go looking for more of this.

Terry Pratchett: The Shepherd's Crown
And - apart from the last Science of book - that was my last Discworld novel. Goodbye, Discworld. And goodbye, Granny Weatherwax. It wasn't a bad book, but really - Pratchett's writing these last few years really didn't compare to how it used to be. This book - it felt so very - preachy, I suppose. Earlier books did the same thing and did it so much better - and nobody really felt like themselves. I can't help but wonder how the same tale would have been, if only it had been written 10 years earlier...

Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture
Some of the chapters were very interesting, others less so (and I am getting to the point where reading through the section of the book about "global" fandom and finding only articles about Asia is getting to be annoying. The world isn't just the Anglo-Saxon west and Asia/Africa, you know.

Katherine Arden: The Bear and the Nightingale
Very nicely written. My only complaint, really, is that it felt like it took forever to get going, and the climax felt - not very climactic. Though, since it's apparently the first in a series, I suppose that explains it.

What I'm reading now

Blue Eyed Stranger by Alex Beecroft and The Role-playing Society

What I'm reading next

Hmmm. Well, I've got the book that they published 25 years ago, last time the National Museum did the write a diary for a day thing. So - possibly that one? Speaking of - any other Danes planning on doing that? It's wednesday the 6th of October.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 141

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August 19th, 2017

02:23 pm: Greetings from Bali
What I'm doing on my holiday:

I caught a Corsola.

I've seen several temples (including a holy batcave - now I need a Balinese Batman au) and sundry other cultural sights.

I've decided that the Barong is one of my new favourite mythic creatures.

Yesterday I got up at 4 to go dolphin spotting,and today was my first, last and only bit of trekking ever - snorkeling, on the other hand, I'd not object to try again.

Tomorrow is the last transfer/sightseeing tour, and then all that's left are 3 days in the tourist town of Sanur. I have no plans for that, really- visit a bookshop to look for a book on Balinese mythology, perhaps. Well - I've been considering taking a taxi to visit the abandoned amusement park just north of town one morning, but I'm not sure that's a thing to do all alone. Though Bali in general feels incredibly safe.

So, that's the latest from the tropics. What news from everywhere else?

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August 9th, 2017

06:44 pm: Actually on a Wednesday Reading Meme
I've definitely got travel fever. Which is fitting. Checked in online for the plane, washed the last clothes, just need to pack and sleep and then fly around the world. As you do.

I'll be skipping the next two weeks of reading memes, on account of being elsewhere.

What I've recently finished reading

Steve Kenson: Mutants & Masterminds 2nd ed.
Not enough world between the rules for my just-reading-not-actually-planning-on-playing tastes, but that's how it goes. It was amusing to see how many well known superheroes they referenced or copied without actually saying their names.

Mike Mignola: B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess
Actual plot starts to reappear. Good.

Monster
Not the most engaging of anthologies, I'm afraid. It's not that the stories were bad, just - not amazing, mostly - and why is there always at least one or two stories in these things where the main character is a genre fiction writer? Anyway, my favourites were Luna Petersen's Thorolfs saga, a story about the vengeful dead set in the Viking Age, and Malou Shigebu's Bølgerne, where a mysterious, wild power destroys a tiny village.

Claus Høxbroe: Kongens København
Pretty wannabee Dan Turell, these poems. I mean, they're not bad, but very wannabee.

Robert Kirkman: The Walking Dead: The Whisperer War
I wonder how long he's going to keep this series going.

What I'm reading now

Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture - which I probably won't have time to finish before leaving.

What I'm reading next

I'm packing a couple of books for reading on my way to the airport and on the plane (though I do hope to get some sleep during the longer night stretch, and Emirates has entertainment systems - *reads through offerings* - hmmm. Anybody got opinions about Legion?). Bujold's Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen for sure, and one or two others. And I've downloaded the Overdrive app, so if there's going to be any more reading happening, it'll be whatever I can find there. Or fanfic.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 135

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August 4th, 2017

10:30 pm: July ended without a single summer day as the meteorologist define them around here, and so far, august is not looking any better.

I mean, around the Mediterranean they’ve got killer heatwaves, and apparently Greenland of all places have wildfires covering miles and miles (not something I expected, but then, what do I know about Greenland?) - but around here?

In Denmark, we’re experiencing a year without summer.

Two more of those and Ragnarok is a go.

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