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This week was so terrible that there are no words for it. Have a blanket fort.

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We've discussed names like Chaturday, Business Casual, The Water Trough, and Ponies Express. Clearly we can use some help and would appreciate your suggestions (feel free to vote in the comments, too)!

Poll #17563 Potential Feature Names
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 4


What should we call this adventure?


Date: 2016-07-09 07:18 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Because the world is awful, I kept putting fluffy things into my face.

- High School Debut
- Skip Beat (okay Susan, I have finished this volume and now I have NO ACCESS to any more so I'll NEVER LEARN HOW IT ENDS and if Kyoko gets her REVENGE. also, that kid is terrifying.)
- Zootopia (I want so much Judy/Nick fic)
- Hours of Avengers Academy (I failed to defeat The Lizard and I am Tired of octobots)

I was reading a few books about race from the academic library but after the events of this week I just...can't right now...so I'm taking those back for now this weekend in exchange for some science/history: Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved.

Date: 2016-07-09 02:40 pm (UTC)
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] dira
I JUST started playing AvAc this week (because I got sucked in by the lure of Bucky... when people started posting screencaps after the end of the Civil War event. TIMING. I HAS IT.) so I am waiting right now for Van Dyne's Outfits to finish building so I can start the Spider-Man Event. Which I can see is going to go REALLY well for me?

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Date: 2016-07-09 06:08 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Avengers: Faded image of Natasha. (Avengers redrum redroom)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
I failed to defeat Lizard as well, but was far more miffed to lose out on Black Cat's kitty. I WANT ALL KITTEHS :< Bright side, after grinding for Mary Jane this week I can just sit back and relax, cause I'm not interested in either of those villain douches walking around my campus no thanks.

Just today I received the first two Spider-Gwen TPBs so looking forward to knowing what all the hype is all about. Plus both Thor TPBs so far so I can catch up there.

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Date: 2016-07-10 01:05 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
Skip Beat is the best.

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Date: 2016-07-11 10:52 pm (UTC)
spindizzy: Moko and Kyoko from Skip Beat!, Moko emoting angry skulls and Kyoko emoting love hearts. (LET ME LOVE YOU)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
Look, I just needed to have something that I could buy you for significant life events until the end of time and an on-going manga series that is in no libraries anywhere seemed like a good call, okay? Plus, it's a long-running shoujo manga series, I don't think those EVER END. Kyoko is super terrifying and also A DELIGHT, I love her.

That gif is the greatest of all time

Date: 2016-07-09 07:20 am (UTC)
owlmoose: (lady business - kj)
From: [personal profile] owlmoose
I dare you to find me a better one.

Media consumption this week consisted mostly of Seveneves, which I'm now about three-quarters through. It's good! But definitely a Neal Stephenson book, for good and for ill.

I also finished up the most recent season of Orphan Black, with the thing that happened, and the other thing, and all those things too. (She said, vaguely, so as not to spoil anyone bc I know not everyone is caught up.) Much as I love the show, I'm glad next season is the last, because it feels like it's building to a conclusion. Once it's done, I'll probably watch it all from the beginning again, just to see how it all holds together.

is that a gif challenge?!

Date: 2016-07-09 07:25 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I watched the first season of Orphan Black in a weekend and then the first two episodes of season two and then...stopped? I'm not sure what happened, if it was the show or if it was me or if it was Life. I'm also happy about the announced ending because I'm way more likely to catch up on it now that I know we won't be here for another 900 years.

(I swear I'm gonna be 76 before they air the last season of Supernatural. I can't watch it actively, because it's a garbage fire, so I'm waiting until that last episode AIRS and it's DONE FOR GOOD.)

COME AT ME BRO

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Date: 2016-07-09 08:15 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Talk to me about Seveneves! You're far enough in to have thoughts besides "wow that's a lot of science". How did it handle gender? Sexuality? How was the Neil deGrasse Tyson stand-in? Tell me things!

I've seen the first two episodes of Orphan Black like three times in an effort to watch the series from the beginning, and I keep not going further. It's not that I don't like it — I do — it's just that it's... intense? It takes a lot of brains and emotional energy to watch for me, so I have to be in the right mood. Same reason I have yet to finish Jessica Jones.

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Re: That gif is the greatest of all time

Date: 2016-07-10 01:04 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
Can't argue on the gif.

Good work on Seveneves. I'm still working up to it.

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Date: 2016-07-09 08:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kaytaylorrea
Because everything is terrible, I've been rereading Laura Florand's Amour et Chocolat series. These are romance novels about Parisian chocolatiers and ohmygod. The language is as decadent as the descriptions of all the food. The characters are incredibly nuanced and the relationship development, while often fast, is believable because all of the couples have crazy chemistry. Also, the love scenes are really, really hot.



Unsurprisingly, I've also been eating a lot of chocolate.

Date: 2016-07-09 09:10 pm (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I don't know why I'm surprised there's a romance novel series about chocolate. How perfect. I LOVE THE GREAT THINGS HUMANS CREATE.

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Date: 2016-07-10 07:29 am (UTC)
owlmoose: (lady business - kj)
From: [personal profile] owlmoose
Is this one of those food-based romance series that includes recipes? (I'm not making up that that's a thing, am I?)

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TAG YOUR PORN

Date: 2016-07-11 10:55 pm (UTC)
spindizzy: Kyoko lying on the floor looking sad. (Nuuuu)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
Oh god I need chocolate truffles now like burning and it is way too late in the day to make them ;_____;

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Date: 2016-07-09 02:39 pm (UTC)
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] dira
I'm gonna say the state of everything is the reason I watched all of series 3 (2012) of the Great British Bake Off this week and also fell down the attention-well of playing Avengers Academy constantly on my phone.

But I also started reading The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss and The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh, which are both pretty fantastic so far.

Date: 2016-07-09 11:32 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
Calcutta Chromosome sounds interesting! I think I will get it from the library.

Date: 2016-07-10 07:41 am (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
OMG so much baking! I am part way through S2 and find it wonderfully comforting watching. I appreciate the side effect of it making me want to bake, which I sometimes give in to :) It definitely makes me want to practice my pastry and make quiche!

Date: 2016-07-10 11:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bookgazing
I keep meaning to go back and watch the older series (I started getting into it at 5). It's so good for comfort watching because everyone is so nice and there's none of the snark or humiliation from other reality shows.

Date: 2016-07-11 10:56 pm (UTC)
spindizzy: (Backwards and in heels)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
I know this feeling. ._. You trapped in the Spiderman event as well?

Date: 2016-07-09 03:56 pm (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
It's been such a hard week - I have been cushioned from a lot of it because my prac in the maternity ward kind of lends itself to being another world almost. And it's still an intense one especially emotionally. So no heavy content at all, fluff. I'm starting 'Gilmore Girls' for the first time and am enjoying it a lot. I'm also playing a lot of 'Star Chef' on my phone because it's cute :P

Not much else. Today was really relaxing and lovely, my first day of a break between prac and classes returning and oh I need this break. I need to recover in a huge way. So today I slept in, my lovely partner made me coffee, it was a totally relaxing day. I cooked easy dinner that was easy like cheating but was tasty. I watched more 'Gilmore Girls', I played my silly app game, and I watched both 'Speed Racer' and 'Van Wilder: Party Liaison' both of which I love, but totally appreciate that both are definitely not without issues (especially the latter movie, it's a guilty pleasure, although I now think Reynolds was so much funnier in 'Deadpool'. Anyway, both were lighthearted and about making the world a better place in their own way which worked for me today.

Date: 2016-07-10 07:24 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
A few people have recced my Speed Racer but I was never sure if it was my bag. This comment is making me think I might like it!

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Date: 2016-07-09 08:13 pm (UTC)
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
From: [personal profile] justira
I am having an anxiety day! So that's not good.

I've finished Game Change from last week, which ended on the nice note of Obama and Hillary Clinton making peace and her becoming Secretary of State. It opened with the rather bitter primaries between them, so it was a nice full circle. I'm now on to the sequel, Double Down. I've gotten through Part I, which was about Obama's presidency and the runup to the election season; now the book is backtracking in Part II to the start of the Republican primaries and the hot, hot mess the field was that year. I didn't really pay close attention to the Republican primaries that year, so I'm learning a lot about what a shitshow that all was. So many names in the ring, so many flameouts. I also picked up Big Girls Don't Cry today, which is about the women of the 2008 election. That's probably going to be my last elections book for a while, as I've fair glutted myself on election stuff. I think I'm taking out the stress of the 2016 election by delving into elections of the past to remind myself that it does all turn out okay in the end, even if getting there is super stressful.

On the fiction side of things, I've ostensibly started Cryoburn, but really I just cracked it and put a bookmark in. Nothing to report so far.

Also continuing with the watching of Adventure Time. We finished the Flame Princess arc, which did not end very well for Finn but he deserved it, and have started... the Earl of Lemongrab arc. It was a drunken decision and I may regret it.

Date: 2016-07-10 07:23 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
GO AWAY ANXIETY

I should probably read some election books but it all seems pretty tiring right now. I may try Notorious RBG soon, though, since that seems fun and less fraught.

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Date: 2016-07-10 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingtheend.com
Chaturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! (That is my vote. I couldn't figure out how to vote properly.)

Date: 2016-07-10 01:08 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
Ooo... I rather like that.

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Date: 2016-07-10 01:12 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
Argh, this week. It was a rare week off for me but I feel worse than when I started. It has been emotional and full of miscommunication. All the dreadful news had me put down The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin because I just can't right now. I picked up Jordan L. Hawk's Threshold instead for some historical fantasy m/m romance.

Date: 2016-07-10 04:59 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
*hugs* Sorry your week was so rough! I hope doing some comfort reading will help. :)

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Date: 2016-07-10 11:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bookgazing
I have done very little this week except finish The Geek Feminist Revolution which was wonderful. I did acquire a few books - Ms Marvel Vol. 5, Spinster, Negroland, Man Up and Amanda Palmer's book. And I got told my customer order for Ninefox Gambit came in over the weekend. Trouble is, I already want a ton of new paperbacks even though I just bought stuff. Help!

I'm watching a couple of series live because people from Merlin are in them. Versailles which has turned out to be terrible but Alex Vlahos plays French royalty who lived with his male lover so what are you gonna do. I am mostly ranking people's hair while watching it. And I started watching The Living and the Dead which is a bit of a meh historical/ghost story at the mo. However, it's by the people who made Ashes to Ashes and there have been mysterious instances of modernity showing up so there must be surprises in store. Colin Morgan is in that and I'm loving Charlotte Spencer who plays his wife.

Date: 2016-07-10 02:11 pm (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
Enjoy the book fest! It sounds awesome! Amanda Palmer's book is on my to-read list also. I am also trying to figure out how to read again after a few weeks of almost no reading because I couldn't deal. Now I can and I can't figure it out again all of a sudden. Lol. I'll get there!

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Date: 2016-07-11 12:08 am (UTC)
spindizzy: Young Goku holding a candle. (Here comes a candle)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
Hey guys! I legit opened this comment box and went "... Did I even consume any media this week?" Which is no slight upon the media I did consume, I just... Have no memory.

I watched Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2 this week! (I would have LOVED the second one to have been called Now You Don't, but I can see why they didn't I GUESS.) NYSM was pretty good! It had magic tricks and heists and I was 100% correct in all of my guesses about the plot except for who those guesses were about. NYSM2 was... Way less coherent? I enjoyed Daniel Radcliffe's character immensely, and Mark Ruffalo's character continues to be my favourite (with Morgan Freeman's), but... Eh. I did like Lula's role in the story being to gently adjust the lampshade of its tropes! ("I'm the girl Horseman!" she says, because female characters in a action movie work on the Highlander principle.)

Avengers Academy is still where I live, but I'm kinda... Stalling out because I still don't care about Peter Parker? And I am trying to save up the 119,000 Generic Monetary Units to level up Sif, because apparently it is VERY EXPENSIVE to level up characters after their event ends. >_> But I have Black Cat now, which is what I wanted! And hyper-caffinated!reporter!Wasp gives me life, especially because anything that scares Black Widow is impressive.

... Seriously, what else did I consume this week?

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