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At the end of every week, we gather at Lady Business HQ to share media thoughts and chat about the recent happenings in our tiny spheres of human experience. Feel free to join in, but note our comment policy if you're new! :D

As always, puns are welcome.


This week ends with a solidarity fistbump for all the girls in the audience of Ghostbusters (2016) who had or will have their sexual awakening due to Kate McKinnon.

Kate McKinnon winks and then smiles slowly


(We also finally named this. Go us.)

Date: 2016-07-16 06:58 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
From Twitter the other day when I caught Pash mid-meow. This sums up her personality.

calico cat looking over her shoulder and meowing

Date: 2016-07-18 01:16 pm (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
Goodness that's an awesome photo!!! <3 Hi Kitty!!
owlmoose: (lady business - kj)
From: [personal profile] owlmoose
Tori in her sofa nest (not huge this time):

Edited Date: 2016-07-16 07:13 am (UTC)
owlmoose: (lady business - kj)
From: [personal profile] owlmoose
I like it too. :) And Pash is very cute with the computer cables coming out of her head (it took me a minute to realize you hadn't scribbled something there)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
Hello Kitty! So pretty :D
calissa: (Dogs)
From: [personal profile] calissa
...I totally need to take some new photos of my adorable dogs.
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
yes plz maybe it will tempt Ira out with pictures of their corgi.

Dachshund

Date: 2016-07-19 01:44 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
This is Rogue, the dachshund we're currently looking at adopting.

20160718_154757_Richtone(HDR)

Date: 2016-07-16 07:09 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I have discoverd kimi ni todoke due to a rec from someone (WHO WAS IT, I must know, please tell me if it was you because I need to shower you with love) and it's adorable. IT'S SO ADORABLE I can really only read it a chapter at a time.

A bunch of folks were talking about If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo on Twitter and I decided to check it out. It was pretty good!

I also read Shrill by Lindy West (funny, gutting, raw) and Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott (sequel to Court of Fives, comes out in August, JUST LEAVE ME HERE TO DIE, etc.)

I watched Ghostbusters! I was debating writing something up about why I loved it and why the original completely fails to hold up for me but does the world really need yet another ~thinkpiece~ about this franchise??? Dubious.

Also, I feel like Avengers Academy is hinting that I'm incompetent, because they keep straight up giving me things, like, "you're never going to make it to 30 spider coins, we'll just boost you up silently." MAYBE IF YOU MADE YOUR EVENTS LESS COMPLICATED. On the other hand I have Mary Jane and Black Cat (LADIES) so I'm pleased.

...and I downloaded Pokemon Go. *heavy sigh* It's cute and fun and my first thought was "this is hella inaccessible to people with social/mobility issues." Plz let me catch more Pokemon without leaving my neighborhood, Niantic. THX.

Date: 2016-07-17 04:50 pm (UTC)
bookgazing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookgazing
'does the world really need yet another ~thinkpiece~ about this franchise???' - I really feel like it does :D

Date: 2016-07-18 12:09 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
It'll just be me going "THANK GOD THIS EXISTS NOW."

Date: 2016-07-18 12:25 am (UTC)
spindizzy: (Backwards and in heels)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
I am SO HAPPY about all the people going "Well, I unlocked both of the female characters so I guess I can ignore the rest of this event!" with me. I DON'T CARE ABOUT SPIDERMAN AND I DO NOT WANT HIS VILLAINS CLUTTERING UP MY CAMPUS, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS EVENT. The only one that could legitimately be invited because he's not a colossal douche is the one who's paid only! *grumblegrumblegrumble adds more female characters to the Wasp shipping chart*

Date: 2016-07-18 06:36 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
There's one of them just hanging out on my campus waiting for me to gather things to invite him and I'm like "SIGH". I do kind of like some of Spider-Man's actions but I am overall not aware of most of this stuff and am tired of these dumb octobots. >.>

JAN/MARY JANE FASHION OTP 2016 IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

Date: 2016-11-13 02:20 am (UTC)
spindizzy: (Backwards and in heels)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
Naaaaaay have you also hit even fatigue on the latest event? I feel like I'm having the same problem to the Spiderman one, but with bonus "I haven't had a break to recover from the halloween event yet". :( I just want time to hoard money and build my ACTUAL CAMPUS, is that too much to ask, game?

YES. I AM 100% HERE FOR THIS. I... Just picturing Jan at Fashion Week with her array of superhero models/bodyguards and this is the BEST image.

Date: 2016-07-16 07:15 am (UTC)
owlmoose: (lady business - kj)
From: [personal profile] owlmoose
I finished Seveneves! It was worth reading, and I recommend it to fans of hard scifi who don't mind a side of exposition with their exposition, but it doesn't particularly up-end my Hugo voting order.

I'm almost done with A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, which is delightful so far.

Ghostsbusters tomorrow! \o/

Date: 2016-07-16 07:35 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Ghostbusters! \o/

I am already predicting the discussion about A Darker Shade of Magic we're gonna have when you finish. XD

Date: 2016-07-16 05:21 pm (UTC)
owlmoose: (lady business - kj)
From: [personal profile] owlmoose
I just finished it! So good! I need to go read your and [personal profile] justira's reviews now, and maybe comment on them so we can have that discussion with spoilers. :D

I am on a bus so can't do a proper comment

Date: 2016-07-16 07:21 am (UTC)
spindizzy: (When you put it like THAT)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
Okay, I generally identify as queer-tending-bi, but I saw Ghostbusters last night and I could feel myself becoming 200% more gay every time Holtzmann was on screen.

HOLTZMANN BUSTING GHOSTS IS MY SEXUALITY, OKAY.

Date: 2016-07-16 07:36 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Without spoilers, you know the part that got me! THAT PART. I WAS LIKE, CRAP, THE ORIGINAL MOVIES DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THIS. I NEED A FAN. I NEED A SEQUEL WHERE THIS HAPPENS AGAIN, TWICE. I NEED TO LIE DOWN.

Date: 2016-07-16 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingtheend.com
I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE PART IS THAT GOT YOU UGH I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE and also a teeny bit worried that my expectations for Kate McKinnon have gotten too high and she can never possibly meet them now.

Date: 2016-07-16 08:58 pm (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
YOU WILL KNOW IMMEDIATELY ONCE IT STARTS BECAUSE THERE'S TONGUE*.



*NOT LIKE THAT**.



**NVM MAYBE A LITTLE LIKE THAT TBH

Date: 2016-07-17 03:44 am (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
When we hit that part, I'm relatively certain I made a noise only dogs can hear.

Date: 2016-07-17 03:58 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
The Twilight Fangirl Howl

Date: 2016-07-18 12:22 am (UTC)
spindizzy: Text icon: "Can't talk, busy writing pseudo porn." (busy writing pseudoporn)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
I absolutely made an inappropriate noise in the cinema. There was heart clutching and everything.

Date: 2016-07-18 12:29 am (UTC)
spindizzy: Kyoko stretching and looking smug. (That's what I'm talking about!)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
THAT PART MADE ME TEMPORARILY FORGET THAT DUDES WERE EVER A THING I'M INTO. AND SOME BEAUTIFUL SOUL HAS PUT THAT SCENE ON TWITTER FOR US.

Re: I am on a bus so can't do a proper comment

Date: 2016-07-16 06:03 pm (UTC)
litomnivore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] litomnivore
Holtzmann busting ghosts and also relentlessly flirting with Erin oh my gosh

Re: I am on a bus so can't do a proper comment

Date: 2016-07-18 12:08 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I am here for all Holtzmann ships!!!

Re: I am on a bus so can't do a proper comment

Date: 2016-07-18 04:08 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
WELL IF YOU NEED A SUGGESTION OF WHAT FIC YOU CAN WRITE ME....

Re: I am on a bus so can't do a proper comment

Date: 2016-07-18 12:30 am (UTC)
spindizzy: Picture of a man blushing. (*blushes*)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
Holtzmann was my favourite part. Just every scene where Holtzmann exists.

Date: 2016-07-16 09:17 am (UTC)
bookgazing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookgazing
I still haven't seen it - arrrrgh, damn you shifts! Also, I know Renay has voted we remake BTTF next but can I make a pitch for Wedding Crashers with lesbian weddings (and possibly more than two main characters?).

Great cats :)

'bout to go spaing which I always have mixed feelings about because there are other people and so I'm not just gonna be allowed to just chill reading while doing nothing. Also I haven't packed yet which was a dope move. In other news I haven't read anything in forever and am stuck in the middle of tons of books + TV series. Please advise me on what my next move should be.

Date: 2016-07-16 06:00 pm (UTC)
litomnivore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] litomnivore
Considering how many queer women I have encountered dressed exactly like Marty McFly, this is A FINE IDEA.

Date: 2016-07-16 09:01 pm (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I am already casting it in my head with Anna Kendrick as Maggie and Emma Thompson as Doc Brown.

Date: 2016-07-18 04:06 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Ninefox Gambit. >.>

Date: 2016-07-16 02:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] forestofglory
I finally opened up the Hugo voting page the other day and voted for LB and binti and not much else because I haven't done any Hugo reading since nominations closed. I was really happy to vote for you folks though.

Also I read my love story because renay reced it and it was super cute. I asked the library for more.

Date: 2016-07-16 09:03 pm (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Aww, thanks for voting for us. I am still sort of pretending it doesn't exist because there's a ceremony and PICTURES and stuff and people looking at me and that's uhhhh terrifying. >.>

I saw you add it on Goodreads and was stoked you liked it! IT'S SO CUTE and it just keeps leveling up on the cute level with every volume. Hopefully your library gets more of it! :D

Date: 2016-07-18 12:15 am (UTC)
spindizzy: Alice waving her arms with a love heart over her head. (Yay!)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
!!! Thank you for voting for us!

Date: 2016-07-16 06:00 pm (UTC)
litomnivore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] litomnivore
I saw Ghostbusters last night and, unsurprisingly, loved it from the word "anti-Irish security system." (I don't know why the haters think men aren't funny in the movie; the tour guide and Patty's vandal are both great, as is Kevin.) Holtzmann destroying ghosts to the original theme song (orchestrated, of course) and Erin saving the day with a pocket knife were just such great hero shots. I've seen and have no real use, interest, or affection for the original, so I'm glad that a light, weird, feminist-focused comedy now exists IN ITS PLACE mwahaha

I also finished the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars this week. It ends with two arcs—one where Anakin and company have to break out a Jedi and then-Captain Tarkin from a super-secret prison and one where Ahsoka gets kidnapped and sent to be the victim in a Most Dangerous Game scenario where she teams up with some lost Jedi younglings and Chewbacca to save the day. I'm enjoying the show as connective tissue for Anakin's character arc through the whole series, and I definitely cried at the end of the season. It's nice to see Anakin immediately respect Tarkin, as someone who believes in victory at all costs, and to see Anakin be so destroyed by the idea that he can't rescue Ahsoka. And when she returns, he's so apologetic, and you really start to see Anakin's issues regarding losing people.

All my Anakin feelings are coming out.

Date: 2016-07-17 04:46 pm (UTC)
bookgazing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookgazing
Any chance you're going to write about Ghostbusters? I think your take would be pretty great :)

Date: 2016-07-18 12:18 am (UTC)
spindizzy: (Come at me bro)
From: [personal profile] spindizzy
I was also wondering about this! I saw an article going around with photos of the sets and did end up going "This sounds like Clare's sort of thing!"
Edited (No, Random button, that is not the icon we are looking for!) Date: 2016-07-18 08:25 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-07-18 04:07 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I really need to watch Clone Wars. I REALLY NEED TO MAKE TIME.

Date: 2016-07-18 01:30 pm (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
I offer a pony for my belated Chaturday contribution:

Today @madradish bought me my very own plushy Pinkie Pie! Not going to lie, my life is more complete as a result. #mlp #mlpfim

Also, am playing and enjoying PokemonGo so much, but absolutely acknowledge there are issues with it for plenty of people. But I am loving for me that I need help with motivation to get out of the house and this has been a massive help with that, and I've enjoyed so many parts of my local area I've never explored before as a result. I'm very lucky where I live though, wonderful park nearby that is well cared for and valued etc. Also, I've never before had an experience where a thing I've fallen into loving and doing is also a Big Thing that lots of other people are involved with too - like never! It's strange but kind of nice for a change. Usually I'm a micro fandom or late-to-the-party fandom kind of person.

I also read 'Cinder' by Melissa Meyer in a few hours because I couldn't put it down. Loved cyborg Cinder, hope the Prince's personality gets rounded out more and looking forward to seeing what happens in the next installment. Did find the ending was a bit abrupt and not so much appreciating the cliffhanger note. But... it does immediately make me want to go get the next one, so I guess it's pretty successful in that sense and if TV can do it, then why not books? It's definitely not my favourite plot device though.

Also read the full serial collaboration novel 'Tremontaine' and loved it so much. It was delightful - the right amount of chewy and depth without making me work too hard compared with just being able to enjoy the hell out of everything and the characters and their stories.

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