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Sunday, 21 April 2019 09:10 pm
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Ander: Human cleric
Dorritt: Human warlock
Himo: Wood Elf rogue
Kokai: Gnome Mage
Milo: Human Ranger

Alas, my notes seem to be incomplete. Well, no doubt I can reconstuct the missing material at some future date. Suffice to say we have descended into the city and had a few inconclusive encounters with locals.

There are far too many large dinosaur footprints in this city. Read more... )

Smut Swap update the first for 2019

Sunday, 21 April 2019 03:28 pm
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My gift!

they say you gotta stay hungry (i'm just about starving tonight) (4013 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Female Human/Female Vampire
Characters: Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Blood Drinking, Vampire Sex, Vampires, Danger/Adrenaline Kink
Summary: A late-night YouTube binge sets Lucy on the trail of a vampire with seduction on her mind.

Reveals probably next week, since the archive was delayed by a day because of a late pinch hit.

And speaking of, I wrote something for Be the First, which I know I will have to explain once that archive opens up. But that will be later.

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 03:20 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #4489 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.


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Sunday, 21 April 2019 07:59 pm
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I've been watching The Invasion, I am at the end of episode three. Bit capture-escape-recapture so far but interesting enough and the characters are good. Suspect Padders was on holiday this week, as no Zoe. Two and Jamie are doing A LOT of clinging, is this the one filmed in a Guiness factory so everyone was off their tits?

I've never got to the end of this one, but that was before I started watching episodically so I should make it this time. The cartoon bits are good, probably the best cartoon bits they've done because IIRC they actually had a budget for this one.

They have yet to reveal who the monsters are, but I think we all know.

Book meme- Day 20

Sunday, 21 April 2019 08:49 pm
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20. Favorite cover.

This answer evolved and got way beyond favourite cover.

Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls) is an annual fairy tale collection which has been published in Sweden since 1907. As a child, I was not very interested in the new collections, but I loved those from my parent’s childhood, as well as a re-issue as the first one. It was my introduction to three artists which I love to this very day.

John Bauer, the first to illustrate the collection. His landscapes are very Swedish, and his trolls and princesses are iconic here. (I was delighted to spot one of his illustrations on the wall of Sabrina’s room in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)

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The Two-Headed Calf by Laura Gilpin

Sunday, 21 April 2019 12:00 pm
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Illustration by Adam Ellis. Link

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:24 am
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Netflix movie Identity Thief )

Rather than the episode of Game of Thrones tonight I am looking forward to the next chapter of Unforgotten on PBS. I think I’ve found the sweet spot for the antenna to get PBS. It’s been a problem.

The Notre Dame fire was very distressing. I’ve been to Paris twice and I do have a ritual associated with it. The first thing I did (as soon as I could) I went to Notre Dame and lit a candle at the St Joan statue. Did you know that Paris and Philadelphia both have copies of the same St. Joan statues. Of course, it’s been a good long while since I was in Paris. I’ll probably not get a chance to go again.

I saw Tiger Woods win the Masters. I don’t care for watching any sports. But sometimes on the weekend I have the golf on. It’s pretty and the rules are simple. So when I came across the last part of the Masters I kept it on. I think it’s nice that Woods won; he kept plugging along through his slump. I don’t think he’s a very nice guy but he’s good at golf.


Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:21 am
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Forgot to mention earlier in the week that I went to see a movie called Wild Rose. It is set in Glasgow and has a very wild main character who wants to be a country singer.

Jessie Buckley is very good, the music is awesome and the supporting cast includes Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo.

It is not the type to stay in UK cinemas for an extended run so I have no idea how long it would be released for overseas. It is not all sunshine and light by any stretch of the imagination but it was a good evening of viewing.

Guardian re-watch (ep. 36)

Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:04 am
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Well, this one wasn't my favourite the first time through but I guess I forgot that quite a lot gets packed into it.

The nutty professor is still my least favourite of all the characters simply because he is so OTT and he really doesn't need to be, his research is bad enough on its own. This show has some truly peculiar characters in it and I can handle them fine but every time he appears on screen I wince.

Lin Jing and Guo Changcheng being SID to the core in the middle of HDS shenanigans makes me smile. What happens to then both makes me make a sad face.

ZYL doing the right thing and the start of everyone the SID has helped over the earlier episodes beginning to step up to help is lovely.

YZ being super creepy continues apace and I am equally looking forward to and dreading the last few episodes again.

As a general point, earlier in the season I didn't see so many instances of just Yunlan or Changcheng in the subtitles, I thought the family name usually came first? I taken it there are situations when just one name is acceptable. I have noticed it in the last couple of episodes.
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Because I don't live under a rock, I have not been able to avoid mentions of "Game of Thrones" even though I have never watched it and never wanted to watch it. But what with memes and 5-second clips and suchlike, I have picked up various things about it. Y'all can tell me how wrong I am, I consider this an interesting exercise.

  1. It is a fantasy TV series.
  2. Based on a book-series by, um, George R.R. Martin?
  3. Who said he wanted to write a book series that was too violent for television.
  4. It is too violent for television, but they made it anyway. It is really really violent.
  5. There is a throne whose back is made of swords.
  6. There is a character called Tirion Lannister who is a fan favourite.
  7. He is really short, like hobbit-height.
  8. He has a bit of integrity, unlike everyone else.
  9. There are no good guys, it is every man, woman and child for themselves.
  10. There is trial by combat (see point 4).
  11. There was a "red wedding" which was a massacre (see point 4).
  12. There is a blonde girl who had an incestuous relationship with her brother.
  13. One of the taglines for an upcoming season was "Winter is coming."
  14. Season 8 has just started.
  15. It is the last season (thank goodness!).

We must never tell and we won't burn

Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:55 am
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To the list of very great witch films in this world everyone should please add Nietzchka Keene's The Juniper Tree (1990), seen tonight at the Brattle Theatre by me and [personal profile] rushthatspeaks.

Lovingly restored by the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research and the Film Foundation, this first of only three features by the Boston-born academic and filmmaker is a luminous, numinous, black-and-white microbudget reworking of the Grimm fairy tale, shot on location in Iceland in the summer of 1986 and set centuries earlier in a medieval landscape of turf houses, wooden crosses, and witchcraft, all plain and real as black sand beaches and meadows star-burst with angelica, basalt cliffs and white-spuming waterfalls, the hollow roar of waves and overcast thunder, the northern lights streaming in the sky like the wordless voices of women singing. Through this richly elemental, sparsely human mise-en-scène wander Margit (Björk, pre-Sugarcubes and still credited as Guðmundsdóttir) and her older sister Katla (Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir), looking for a place "where . . . no one will know us," since where they came from their mother was stoned and burnt for a witch. The floating body of an unknown woman, hands bound behind her in the dark reflections of a reed-draggled river, tells them they haven't gone far enough. Katla nonetheless swears to find a husband by magic if she has to, to secure her sister's safety and her own; the blond-bearded young widower Jóhann (Valdimar Örn Flygenring) takes her home after no more enchantment than a tumble in a field, but she rides a triple circle around him just to be sure. Watching her suspiciously from his father's arms is motherless Jónas (Geirlaug Sunna Þormar), towheaded and uncharmed; he breaks the circle, running away into the long, dim, low-beamed house where he will never eye his stepmother without resentment, increasingly accusing her of witchcraft less because he spied her murmuring over charms of burnt braided hair than because it is the easiest stone to throw at an interloper, an outsider, a woman who's "different." With his step-aunt, however, he forms an uneasy, mystical alliance borne out of their shared grief and Margit's visions, which reassure him that his mother remembers and protects him, watching from a raven's black-glass eye as he lays flower wreaths on her grave. "You look like our mother did when she saw," Katla observes wistfully, watching her sister's eyes darken with visions in the fire: a silhouette on the ridge, a wheeling bird. "She could tell everything by what she saw. But I can't see." The last figure in this small cast, as spare and concentrated as a murder ballad, is the mother herself (Guðrún Gísladóttir), glimpsed first as a seated shadow through the small blurred glass of a window, then as a saintlike apparition on the sea-stacks, finally as herself, a wry-smiling silent woman with a black void where her breastbone should be, into which Margit thrusts a hand as suddenly as a gasp. "She can't speak," she warns Jónas as they kneel before the mother he tries to but cannot see, either sitting on a stone or picking burrs from sheep's wool in a space of shared memory. "When people are dead, they can't speak anymore." They can still tell stories, though, and in this film, as in the original tale whose bones can still be seen shining and disarticulated beneath the earth-swept phantasmagoria of Keene's imagination, they do.

I had previously seen Björk as an actress only in Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000), which I hated so much that I have difficulty even in hindsight evaluating her performance; she's astonishing here. With her dark shag of hair and her long seal's eyes, she convincingly plays a grave, fey adolescent despite having just given birth to her own first child and there is nothing twee or crystally in her half-absent singing as she gathers driftwood at the crunching foot of the sea-cliffs or roams the black-cragged hillsides after her brother-in-law's cows, just as her visions, while often haloed by choral rises in Larry Lipkis' alternatingly folk-angular and modern-atonal score, are as clear as candles or carded wool or racks of stockfish drying, so that we must accept them all of a piece with the natural and inhabited world. Hers is the voice we hear most often on the densely layered soundtrack, musingly telling and retelling a story of stranger marriage and children turned to birds. Elsewhere we hear rhyming charms that blend Christian invocations with pagan correspondences, Bible readings with cautionary tales of wives stolen by trolls. (After hearing the latter, Margit imagines herself curled in a glass coffin as if sleeping, hauntingly touched by another story of violent stepmothers and sorcery.) There might be another world in that white-night sky of wings and seabirds' cries. The juniper tree that springs from a buried bone is as actual as the raven that roosts in its branches. I am reluctant even to describe the character of the mother as a ghost—we were told in the very first lines of the movie that her soul was bound to a bird's heart until the heart should break and that seems to be exactly what governs the duration of her appearance in the story. Perhaps all women's work in this world is witchcraft, spells, sight, and survival. Certainly we see no women who don't practice it, even Margit knotting a charm out of a raven's feather for Jónas to wear around his neck. When they lie under a black overhang of rock, playing a checkers-like game of shells on an outspread cloth and picking at her ambiguous origins ("But you can't change where you're from."–"But what if where you're from isn't there anymore?"), it takes only a small twist in the conversation before Jónas is angrily pelting his outlander stepmother's sister with the shells, drawing blood from her face like a mimicry of stones. "She's a witch," he chants vengefully, swashing the tasseled heads off child-high grasses, "she's a witch, she's a witch, she's a witch, she's a witch!" Katla grinds herbs for a spell of fertility with the same workaday motions with which she spins wool or sews pockets; when the time comes, she cuts fingers from hands and stitches lips as closed as Loki's with the same quiet practicality. I spent the second half of this movie waiting to see if someone would journey to the underworld and I'm not completely sure that they don't, disappearing over the rocky rim of the horizon like the sun winking out. It wouldn't make a difference to the narrative if not.

The Juniper Tree was written, produced, directed, and edited by Keene, who died in 2004 and left her archives to the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research and as near as damn it disappeared from the historical record. You could, if you felt like it, justly pair this movie with Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957), Sergei Parajanov's Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965), Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev (1966), Pier Paolo Pasolini's Medea (1969), Neil Jordan and Angela Carter's The Company of Wolves (1984), or Aleksandr Rogozhkin's The Cuckoo (2002). I have never encountered it in discussion of any of them. I had never heard of it at all before last month. Even when I was agreeing to watch Dancer in the Dark with a college friend who was a major Björk fan, we didn't run across it, and it's not like I never read about cinematic adaptations of folktales. I am profoundly grateful it's in the wild again, even if I can't yet encourage everyone toward a home release; it reminded me of all the films mentioned above, but its images, its language, even its rhythms are deeply its own. The cinematography by Randy Sellars could be freeze-framed for icons, the uncanny effects by Pat O'Neill are as wrong and as familiar as dreams. It ends with a story where it began with a rhyme and it even fulfills its epigraph by T.S. Eliot. "And so they stayed behind and knew what the birds know," but if you want to know what that is, you'll have to let these ghosts of thread and feather and blood and 35 mm tell you. This spell brought to you by my seeing backers at Patreon.

X-Men Dark Phoenix [final trailer]

Sunday, 21 April 2019 01:00 am
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X-Men Dark Phoenix
final trailer (2019)

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X-Men Dark Phoenix [final trailer]

Sunday, 21 April 2019 12:57 am
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X-Men Dark Phoenix
final trailer (2019)

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 07:41 am
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24 Animanga: 1 A Place Further Than the Universe, 1 Bloom Into You, 1 Carole & Tuesday, 4 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, 1 Fate/Apocrypha, 4 Fruits Basket, 3 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, 1 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, 1 Mob Psycho 100, 1 Princess Principal, 2 Revolutionary Girl Utena, 2 Sarazanmai, 2 Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
6 Video Games: 1 Final Fantasy, 5 Kingdom Hearts

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 07:35 am
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24 Animanga: 1 A Place Further Than the Universe, 1 Bloom Into You, 1 Carole & Tuesday, 4 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, 1 Fate/Apocrypha, 4 Fruits Basket, 3 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, 1 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, 1 Mob Psycho 100, 1 Princess Principal, 2 Revolutionary Girl Utena, 2 Sarazanmai, 2 Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
6 Video Games: 1 Final Fantasy, 5 Kingdom Hearts

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Oh, that's right...Easter dinner will be...

Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:01 am
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A teeny-tiny hunk of spiral ham left over from...possibly New Year's, though I can't remember if that's when we last ate it or not. I'd cut it in half after I bought it, then froze the other half. It was a small ham to begin with, so this stretched it to the max.

No one's a huge jumping-up-and-down HAM! YAY! enthusiast here, anyhow.

My only near-regret was after OP almost managed to invite a third person for Easter dinner (a friend of mine from the neighborhood whom he'd just met who has church activities all day tomorrow so declined), in which case there wouldn't have been enough to go around so I would've had to hit the store for more ham and/or some other traditional thing, entirely. Close call.

He bought a head of cabbage so someone will cook that up into something, I guess, and I don't know if grocery stores are open tomorrow but we're out of potatoes, but have enough rice (and enough varieties thereof) to feed the neighborhood (don't tell the neighborhood, as there's not enough ham and cabbage to go around) so it'll work out - in fact, I made baked beans to go with my liver and onions tonight, and really liked them, so maybe I'll just reheat those for the starch.

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:07 pm
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Movies | Leon The Professional, Amélie
TV | Orphan Black

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:04 pm
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Movies | Leon The Professional, Amélie
TV | Orphan Black

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