batyatoon: (cool stuff weird things)
So hey friends, especially certain friends from Milliways: If I were to (at long last) try watching Revolutionary Girl Utena, would you recommend dubbed or subtitled? My understanding is that subtitled is generally to be preferred, but I'd be interested in hearing about it if any of you have watched both.

Also: has anyone here watched Stranger Things? BOY DO I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT IT.
batyatoon: (cool stuff weird things)
With accompanying links to posts about it on tumblr!

  • Anyone here watching Steven Universe? I may have tripped and fallen into it sometime in the past several months. It's the kind of show that draws you in with how sweet and adorable and silly it is and then slams you to the floor with ALL THE FEELS, which as you all know is basically where I live. It's about adventure and family and relationships and bizarre gemstone-based aliens. (steven universe WARNING: SPOILERS. also fanart, gifsets, meta, silliness, fanvids, and at least one song.)

  • ... and for a polar opposite, anyone here seen and liked Mad Max: Fury Road? Because holy crapballs was that amazing. (mad max fury road WARNING: SPOILERS. also fanart, gifsets, meta, and at least one bit of instafic.)

  • here are some adorable pictures of a kitten and an owl

  • Filker types: did you know about this blog? He's taking suggestions and submissions.

  • I think I have finally perfected my sugar-free whole-wheat challah! Photos of a successful bake and recipe here.

    This is an experimental thing; I may do more of this as time goes on, as I've been neglecting this journal shamefully this year. Thoughts?
  • batyatoon: (come further in)
    The illustrious [personal profile] ladymondegreen has given me a meme; the premise is "what were you like at a specific age?" and the number she gave me was twenty. My answer is supposed to address relationship, where I was living, what I was doing for work and school, what I feared, and my best memory.

    Follow me behind the cut-tag: )

    If any of you would like to pick up this meme, ask me for a number and I will give you one! (If I don't already know your age, I may have to ask for at least a ballpark.)


    Apr. 10th, 2012 10:05 pm
    batyatoon: (cool stuff weird things)
    So hey guys.

    This show. I'm kind of digging it a lot and I suspect it's doomed. Any of you watching it? Thoughts?

    (I am caught up as of the most recent episode, "That's Not My Penguin". Spoiler protection is to be considered OFF in the comments.)
    batyatoon: (the world is quiet here)
    Man, have I really not posted in here since September? *brushes dust off of random flat surfaces*

    Things I could post about but haven't been:

    • Recipes! I have recently made, among other things: low-carb kishka, sugar-free and dairy-free chocolate ganache frosting, and whole-wheat sourdough bread stuffing.
    • Books! For some reason, this year I've been reading a lot more new things than I have in previous years. Including finally picking up the Hunger Games series, which oh my god, you guys.
    • Music! I have been living on the acapella offerings that my wonderful friendslist supplied me with back in the summer, further fortified by the various albums available on Spotify. (College acapella has changed some since I was in college. Everybody has vocal percussion now, apparently.)
    • TV! Doctor Who is on hiatus, Supernatural has not been making me as happy this year as it has in years past, and ... truth to tell, most of what I've been watching lately has been older stuff. Some of it much older, including original-series Who.
    • Writing! Seriously, did I never even post links to my purimgifts fics from last year? WTF, past me?
    • Work! ALWAYS FUN.
    • Homestuck! I got sucked into this webcomic about a year ago and have been mildly obsessed with it ever since. It is bizarre and amazing and there needs to be filk about it. Speaking of which:
    • How much I miss conventions and housefilks. But that's a sad topic. :(
    • Another sad topic: how much I miss my mother.

    It's been getting better.

    I was talking to somebody recently about why I haven't posted a lot, and it seems to be at least in part that I have lacked the energy to polish anything I write -- and the inclination to post anything I haven't polished. As my dear [ profile] sdelmonte says: the perfect is the enemy of the good.

    This post isn't perfect, but it's going up anyway.

    Hi, gang. You know I love you.
    batyatoon: (back off man)
    Hello, folks. If you haven't seen the Old Spice ad the subject line is referencing, take a look at the ad. Now back to me.

    ...sorry. couldn't resist. ANYWAY.

    As I was perusing my flist the other day, I saw [ profile] autographedcat's link, under the subject heading "Old Spice and Gender Politics in Advertising," to [ profile] xiphias's interesting rumination on the commercial here. (Some of the comments to the original post are kind of fascinating too.) I quote, in part:

    In the Axe Body Wash commercials, women have no agency. If you (and "you" means "a male" -- the commercials ignore the possibility that half their audience might be female; females don't exist as PEOPLE in those commercials) use Axe, women will flock to you without any free will of their own....

    [The Old Spice commercial is] addressed to women, with the impression that WOMEN are people who can make choices. It's not terribly feminist, yes, but there IS a difference between the commercials for men's deodorant which treat women as props and these, which at least make a nod to the idea that women are people.


    So tell me, friends and acquaintances: what do you think?
    batyatoon: (BSG: bright shiny futures)
    My first ever Battlestar Galactica fic. Set about a week after 4x14, "Blood On The Scales"; inspired heavily by the "Face of the Enemy" webisodes.

    ChoaĆ­ )
    batyatoon: (let there be light)
    Promised I would post, this, so:

    Okay. The four archangels, traditionally, are Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael. In SPN Uriel doesn't seem to be an archangel, but never mind that for the moment.

    SPN meta behind the cut, inspired by and spoilery through episode 5x08, 'Changing Channels.' )

    batyatoon: (glee!)
    From [ profile] infiniteviking: When you see this, post a random quirky Middleman exclamation in your lj.

    "Ghosts of the living!" -- My favorite so far precisely because [spoiler] it's unclear whether he means it as an exclamation or just a description of what's going on.[/spoiler]

    Why do I not have a Middleman icon yet?
    batyatoon: (bookhenge)
    Been meaning to post a couple of memes lately. Most recently, from [ profile] smallship1:

    1. Comment on this post.
    2. I will give you a letter.
    3. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.

    Gimme an H! )

    Anyone else want to pick up the meme? Tag me.
    batyatoon: (SPN: gunslinger)
    So, um.

    [ profile] dotfic and I wrote this thing.



    Title: A Thin Chain of Next Moments
    Authors: [ profile] batyatoon and [ profile] dotfic
    Rating: Gen, AU, PG-13
    Warning: Character death
    Word count: ~22,000 (total)
    Characters/pairings: Sam, Dean, John, Bobby and others (both canon and our own), Sam/Ava, Dean/CRD, Dean/OFC, Jo/OMC
    Disclaimer: Sadly, none of them belong to us except the OC's.

    a/n: Follows canon up to Crossroad Blues. Puts season two canon in the blender, diverges completely from season three. It took us a while to write this; during the process we got Jossed and Kripked so many times our heads were spinning. Many thanks to our beta reader [ profile] destina for her patience and her careful editing above and beyond the call of beta-dom. Title is from Bruce Springsteen.

    Summary: Dean makes a deal, and lives a life.

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    batyatoon: (so screwed)
    So, um.

    Some of you already know that [ profile] dotfic and I have been working on an epic SPN fanfic together.

    It's actually close enough to done that Dot has posted a teaser scene in her LJ. We're thinking the whole thing goes up within 5-7 days.



    hee hee hee

    Nov. 5th, 2007 07:21 pm
    batyatoon: (my friends need to be punished)
    For those of us with our own Firefly-cast headvoices: saw this, had to share.
    batyatoon: (colored lights)
    O my f-list, I appeal to you!

    Can anyone get me screencaps from the last episode of Supernatural ("The Kids Are All Right")? I need a few shots of SPOILER ).

    I would be most grateful.
    batyatoon: (Heroes)
    Behind the cut-tag: not-very-plotty, but nonetheless spoilery, reactions to Heroes 1.21, The Hard Part. )

    Further reactions as I regain coherency.
    batyatoon: (shipper)
    So I rewatched "Jaynestown" the other day, for the first time in quite a while.

    It never occurred to me before to compare Jayne in this episode to Simon in "Safe," but... )

    I don't know what, if anything, to make of this parallel. I just noticed it and thought I'd share.
    batyatoon: (so screwed)
    Okay, so. Um. I don't usually write episode reviews, and strictly speaking this isn't one.

    But. Gotta talk about SPN 2.12: "Night Shifters." Because this episode had downright kaleidoscopic levels of thematic symmetry, and that always gets me where I live. I flailed incoherently about it to a few people, and finally decided to get it down in text.

    So here we go. Spoilers, needless to say, lurk behind the cut-tag. Lots of spoilers. With sharp pointy teeth. You have been warned. )


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