helloladies: Horseshoe icon with the words Lady Business underneath. (Default)
[personal profile] helloladies posting in [community profile] ladybusiness
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.


Has everyone got their comforting animal gifs ready?

Dory from Finding Nemo singing 'Just keep swimming' to Marvin

Re: Three, two, one: DEPLOY ANIMAL GIFS!

Date: 2016-07-23 07:46 pm (UTC)
owlmoose: (lady business - kj)
From: [personal profile] owlmoose
Incoming!





Edited (copy/paste error) Date: 2016-07-23 07:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Three, two, one: DEPLOY ANIMAL GIFS!

Date: 2016-07-23 09:28 pm (UTC)
bookgazing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookgazing
Hi-fiving cats! Which reminds me - http://brilligspoons.tumblr.com/post/136545106429/karazurel-johnboyega-throwback-my-nigerian

The anteater vid I was gonna share has been removed so instead you will all just have to settle for some pretty great dogs: https://twitter.com/dog_rates/status/748220828303695873

Date: 2016-07-23 07:56 pm (UTC)
owlmoose: (lady business - kj)
From: [personal profile] owlmoose
Politics keep interrupting all my plans to consume media, but I did get started on my second try at reading Spirit Gate by Kate Elliott, made some progress on my DA: Inquisition replay (my Adaar, who just finished Here Lies the Abyss) and Lego Marvel Superheroes, and started watching Critical Role, as seen on our most recent Fanwork Recs post. I don't know that I'll stick with the latter -- there are 60 episodes that average 3 hours apiece, and it's still ongoing -- but I wanted to at least give it a try, and it's quite fun.

Date: 2016-07-23 09:44 pm (UTC)
bookgazing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookgazing
Ooo how is Spirit Gate going for you?

Date: 2016-07-24 12:51 am (UTC)
owlmoose: (lady business - kj)
From: [personal profile] owlmoose
Well enough so far! I haven't yet gotten as far as I did the first time. I am curious to see how this turns into the world of Black Wolves.

Date: 2016-07-24 11:39 pm (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I'm SUPER into knowing how it goes when you meet one of the characters that shows up later in the book. You'll know them, I bet! PLZ TELL ME WHEN YOU REACH THAT POINT.

Date: 2016-07-23 09:43 pm (UTC)
bookgazing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookgazing
So I have almost finished The Vagrant & I would like to petition people to read it & then write a lot of fluff fanfic off the back of it. Hoping to finish up tomorrow & then move on to a graphic novel in this unofficial readathon I'm having this weekend. Then maybe start Dark Orbit? I am reminded of how slow a reader I am though compared to everyone else in the world (people finish tons of books in a real readathon & right now I'm on not quite one in a day).

Also, Wonder Woman trailer :D Although I do not understand why Chris Pine is the love interest (I just really don't get the world's interest in Chris Pine though). But...I am kind of wondering if he's her Peggy Carter because WW survives to modern day & the film seems to be set in WWII (edit: oops, no it's WWI).
Edited Date: 2016-07-23 09:48 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-07-24 11:42 pm (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
omg Jodie, I want so much fluffy fanfic for The Vagrant and unless we write it ourselves we'll never get any. :( :( :( :( :(

I didn't know you were planning to read Dark Orbit but I'll bet you'll like it! There's a lot of girls and women you'll dig.

I somehow didn't realize they'd be setting the Wonder Woman film in the past; I thought it was gonna be modern day, like BvS. I have to admit I'm a little excited, even though it was written by dudes, because of the director being a woman.

Date: 2016-07-24 03:30 pm (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
I read 'Cinder' by Melissa Meyer and enjoyed it, nice take on Cinderella and it's doing some interesting stuff. Wtf is with a cliffhanger ending that doesn't resolve that book neatly though? I like it when the book plot is resolved and leads into the next book nicely, not a random cliffhanger that makes me feel like half the book is left.

I've been sick since Thursday :C Just off-colour type sick where I've been hit with the fatigue stick and can't concentrate or think straight. My last five days before uni and I have done *nothing* to prepare :C Mostly I've been sleeping. And otherwise I've been playing silly app games on my phone. It's sad state of affairs.

I'm ignoring the real world pretty solidly atm. I can't even.

Date: 2016-07-24 05:51 pm (UTC)
bookgazing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookgazing
Sorry to hear you've been sick (especially before going back to uni). I am always so impatient to stop being sick but it's important to recoup and silly app games sound like a good way to do it.

Real life is sucking hard right now but maybe you would like this post about things that happened in 2016 that were good that I saw linked on Twitter the other day: http://callmekitto.tumblr.com/post/147854055633/positive-parts-of-2016

Date: 2016-07-25 03:13 am (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
That link is amazing and I really needed it today. I might need to try and find/make a similar list for Australia, although maybe when I'm not coughing my lungs up...

I am definitely resting - I'm just aware that being at uni by 8am tomorrow is going to *suck* so much. My sleep schedule currently is all over the place because if sickness and fatigue so yeah, that will be fun. But it's one day to get through and I don't have classes again this week till Friday. I can do that!

Date: 2016-07-25 04:43 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
I've seen that series by Melissa Meyer everywhere. Would you recommend it?

*hugs* It's important to look after yourself when you're unwell. If that means sleeping and playing silly app games, I'm all for it.

Date: 2016-07-25 04:53 am (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
I would - it's not perfect and there are minor irritations that came up for me, but overall I really liked the first one and just borrowed the second one to read. They're light enough to be readable for me atm, but engaging enough not to be pointless.

Date: 2016-07-25 05:50 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
I shall add it to the wish list. (I really need to make a trip to the library sometime soon...)

Date: 2016-07-24 11:38 pm (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Friends, politics is really getting me down. :( I watched so much of the RNC and it was so demoralizing and it's hard to drag myself out of the doldrums over it especially since I live in GOP-land. I need some good political news that isn't politicians yelling about how much their opponents are the literal devil.

I read Original Sin, one of the Marvel summer events. It was all right; I liked the fact it was a murder mystery more than I did the superhero bits. Also, it was very weird seeing Nick Fury drawn as a white guy. Next I will probably read the run of The Winter Soldier by Ales Kot.

I'm still plucking away on kimi ni todoke and I read The Star-Touched Queen which was super lush language-wise and reminded me tons of a fairytale; it's central mystery is great, too. I highly recommend it, with the caveat for folks here tired of het romance that it's het romance, but there's tons of other stuff going on re: the main character's arc.

I'm also rereading Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur for FHH, which is super cute.

What I really want to do is go to see Ghostbusters nine more times. I keep remembering it fondly and being happy about it. I was tempted by Star Trek but I kinda want to wait for more people to see it and tell me if it's 2009-Star Trek bad or Into Darkness bad, because if it's the latter I'm gonna miss it.

(also also I wrote another 500 words on Susan birthday gift from last year that I didn't hate so many I will be able to give it to her THIS year.)

Date: 2016-07-25 03:15 am (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
*politics hugs* I'm still in denial that we've another 3 years of a Liberal (conservative) government here. The ramifications of that haven't yet made it into my bubble and I'm going to keep it that way for a little bit. I'm sorry the RNC is so awful and demoralising, I hope things improve.

I also want to see Ghostbusters 9 more times!

Date: 2016-07-25 04:45 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
I've included The Star-Touched Queen on my wish list on your recommendation. Also, I'm off to see Ghostbusters tomorrow night! Eeee!

Date: 2016-07-25 05:43 am (UTC)
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Awww, sweet! Let me know what you think of it. :D

Date: 2016-07-25 05:48 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
Book, movie or both? :)

Date: 2016-07-30 11:04 pm (UTC)
bookgazing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookgazing
Eeep! It was SO good!

Date: 2016-08-02 06:19 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
I loved it :)

Date: 2016-07-25 04:48 am (UTC)
calissa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] calissa
I spent the week welcoming a new dog into our home and trying to integrate her into the existing pack. So exhausting!

However, I managed to finish off Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie and a Regency romance called Winning Lord West by Anna Campbell. I really need to knuckle down and do some more reading if I hope to stay on top of the entries for the Aurealis Awards, though...

And, as I already mentioned to [personal profile] renay, I'm off to see Ghostbusters tomorrow! I'm really looking forward to it.

Date: 2016-07-26 12:26 am (UTC)
forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh (Default)
From: [personal profile] forestofglory
Sorry I'm late. I've been dealing with a family medical emergency. I got to call 911 for the 1st and hopefully last time. So that was exciting but things are mostly ok now.

Anyways got vol 2-6 of My love Story from the library and read them this week. It gets even cuter. Before this I hadn't read any Manga in ages, now I'd kind of like to read some more. Any recs for other cute ones? Bonus points for things that are finished.

Date: 2016-07-30 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
"High School Debut" is by the same writer as "My Love Story," and deals with some of the same themes (e.g., finding romance even if you don't conform to the local high school ideal of what an attractive person of your gender is supposed to be like), except with a girl protagonist. The heroine is a tomboyish girl who was the star of her junior high school softball team, but tends not to get noticed by guys because she's clueless about fashion and doesn't act "cute." She manages to persuade the coolest guy in school to help her in her quest to find a boyfriend and achieve the kind of dating/romance experience more often seen in her beloved shoujo manga than in real life, with often hilarious results. The entire twelve- or thirteen-volume series was published by Viz several years ago, and is now being reprinted in two-volumes-combined-into-one omnibuses.

Other possibilities include "Ouran High School Host Club," "Otomen," and "Tramps Like Us." The latter is a josei (young adult women's) series about a high-achieving female journalist frustrated by sexism at work who lets a down-on-his-luck younger guy who reminds her of her childhood pet dog move in with her, then winds up discovering that it's a lot easier to have a relationship with someone who's already seen you with your hair down (both literally and figuratively) than it is with the supposed dream guy you have to constantly strive to impress.

All the volumes of all these have already been released in English. Unfortunately, "Tramps Like Us" was published by TokyoPop, which went out of business five or six years ago. So unless you can find it at a library that still has manga series that finished appearing before 2010 in its collection, it could be pretty difficult to track down. "Ouran High School Host Club" and "Otomen," on the other hand, were both published by Viz more recently. So all the volumes should still be in print and, hopefully, available through the public library.

Marfisa (who only has a Livejournal account)

Date: 2016-07-31 08:41 pm (UTC)
forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh (Default)
From: [personal profile] forestofglory
Don't know if you'll see this but thanks. I'm getting put library holds on some of these. (Looks like some libraries in my ILL system have Tramps Like Us but it is checked out and so I can't request it. boo.)

Date: 2016-08-06 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That's odd. If every copy in the system here is checked out, they just put your request on some kind of waiting list and notify you when the book becomes available. Maybe it's different because I've just been requesting stuff from other branches in Queens, so it's technically not a true interlibrary loan.

Marfisa

Welcome!

Lady Business welcome badge


Profile
About
Pitch Us!
Review Policy
Comment Policy
Writers We Like!
Contact Us
Archive

tumblr icon twitter icon syndication icon

image asking viewer to support Lady Business on Patreon

Who We Are


Ira is an illustrator and gamer who decided that disagreeing with everyone would be a good way to spend their time on the internet. more? » twitter icon tumblr icon AO3 icon

By day Jodie is currently living the dream as a bookseller for a major British chain of book shops. She has no desire to go back to working in the real world. more? » tumblr icon last.fm icon

KJ KJ is an underemployed librarian, lifelong reader, and more recently an avid gamer. more? » twitter icon tumblr icon AO3 icon

Renay writes for Lady Business and co-hosts Fangirl Happy Hour, a pop culture media show that includes a lot yelling about the love lives of fictional characters. Enjoys puns. more? » twitter icon pinboard icon tumblr icon

Susan is a library assistant who uses her insider access to keep her shelves and to-read list permanently over-flowing. more? » twitter icon pinboard icon AO3 icon

Content


Book Review Index
Film Review Index
Television Review Index
Game Review Index
Non-Review Index
Sidetracks
We Want It!
Fanwork Recs
all content by tags

Our Projects



hugo award recs



Criticism & Debate


Indeed, we do have a comment policy.

What's with your subtitle?


It's a riff off an extremely obscure meme only Tom Hardy and Myspace fans will appreciate.


hugo award winner
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios