Nov. 9th, 2014

Mugging kids
Saying that my Alpha fic was stuck seems to have pried at least part of the fic loose from my brain :D It's now a bit over 3/5 done...in that it's a five things fic and three parts are done and I've got a bit of the fourth done. The fifth one should have been the easiest, so I suspect once I figure out exactly where I want to go with it, it'll practically write itself.

Last night's gala was very pleasant. The comedian was actually extremely funny and he told some hilarious Jewish in-jokes, the kind of thing where you want to tell your non-Jewish friend and then you think of how much you would have to explain and you say "Never mind."

("We're the only religion where the service comes with its own dance routine, like the Amidah. Up, down, back, forth, bow to your partner..." and also "Does any other religion feel bad for its food? We cover the challah so it doesn't feel embarrassed. And then we uncover it and stick a gigantic knife in it. I don't know, that would hurt my feelings more.")

I was most amused by his bit about worrying Jewish mothers, where he asked if any of the mothers in the room were worriers. I was the only woman to raise her hand. Let me note for the record that I know a great many of the mothers in that room and they are LIARS ;)

Okay, I need to do some work and do some laundry, because after Hebrew School, we're going to my in-law's for brunch and who knows when we'll be back.

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Alton Brown
Dizzy. So dizzy. I'm hoping it's leftover meds in my system and will go away soon. I'm also hoping that my lab tests will come back bacteria-free and I won't need to start down the road of specialists and more drugs.

(Unless, as previously noted, they want to hospitalize me for a few days, which sounds like an awesome vacation.)




Tonight is the gala at the shul. On the one hand, I'm sleepy and kinda don't want to go. On the other hand, we got free tickets and I know that if I go, I'll end up having a good time.

Well, we've already got friends coming over to babysit, so I guess I'm going ;)




My Yuletide fic is done and posted, yay! Alpha is outlined but is being stubborn about actually...getting written. I've got half a treat written for Alpha, too.




We made the kids clean up the basement today. We are officially the meanest Mommy and Daddy ever in the universe. ::eyeroll:: But the basement rug has been vacuumed. I shudder to think how much dirt got picked up.




I'm almost done loom knitting a scarf. After that, I'm going to make Yael a pair of fingerless mittens like mine (we've both lost our previous pairs). I think she wants the turquoise, but it really needs two colors to look nice. Maybe turquoise and black. Or gray?

I'm tempted to do purple, because her jacket has both colors, but the turquoise and purple I have aren't ::waves hand:: the same enough for it to work.




Geez, it's really dark in here. I'm going to turn on the light and scout around to see what we're having for dinner, since we have guests coming and we need to leave at 7:30. I think Avi was doing pizza crusts, so I guess I'll see what we have for toppings. Broccoli, I know. Maybe some peppers. Oh yeah, I've got frozen pepper strips. Those will be fine and they're already cut. Lots of cheese is a given in this house.

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Quick question

Mugging kids
What's an appropriate present for a) the school librarian and b) the nice secretary in the front office who took care of Barak?

Well, I guess I have to get something for both secretaries. Which is fine.

I think last year I got the librarian a small potted plant and a Starbucks gift card? She's got a ton of chocolate in her office, so not that.

Maybe I should get a vase of flowers for the library and one for each of the secretaries?

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Dear Yuletide Author...

Yuletide sour cream applesauce
Oh thank you thank you thank you! I can't tell you how much I want more fic in these toku canons. I'm sure you know just how little there is and I'm still in the throes of new fandom love, so...yeah. Pretty much anything you write me is going to make me deliriously happy, okay? I'm mostly not giving you guidelines or rules here, more like throwing out some ideas/prompts in case they help you.

There are just a few things I really would prefer not to receive: death/dark/angsty fic and Christmas fic :)

Things wot I like:Read more...Collapse )

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Alpha!!!

Marv and Joe
Sign up for Alpha's Magical Fic Exchange! Write me Power Rangers fic! Pleeeeeaaase? Pretty please with sugar on top? The only thing that would make me happier would be someone writing me Super Sentai fic :D

You can sign up for Alpha even if you can only write one season, I swear.

I'm SO EXCITE. Can you tell?




In less fun news, our neighbor across the street broke down in our living room yesterday because her husband announced that he's leaving her. And their twin daughters. Oh yeah, and he told her while they were visiting his family in El Salvador, while one of the girls was recovering from having her appendix out. Lovely fella, no?

So I'm in charge of the girls after school for...well, who knows how long. Which I'm happy to do, because they're sweeties and they're usually here after school anyway. But...yeah.

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Fic for MEEEEE

Marv and Joe
Eeee! I gotted a fic! PunkPinkPower wrote me the awesomest most adorable PR: Samurai Mike/Kevin fic: Like the Cool Kids, in which the boys are giant dorks and SO CUTE. ::happy sigh::

Just what I needed this afternoon :)

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It's that time of year...

Handbasket
If, in the past year, I have done anything to hurt or offend you, whether intentionally or unintentionally, I beg your forgiveness. I hope that in the coming year I may do better.

In return, I will do my best to forget all slights, grudges, and hard feelings I have stored up throughout the year, so that I may begin the year with a clean slate and a clear mind.

G'mar hatima tova and shana tova. May the coming year bring joy and happiness to everyone.

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In which I crack myself up

Marv and Joe
I think I have written more porn for Super Sentai than I have written in every other fandom I've ever been in put together. ::stares:: I spent some time trying to figure out why and I think it's because there's so little fic.

That is, most of the small fandoms I've been in before have been bigger (leaving Yuletide fandoms aside) and generally any point I felt I might make by having two (or more!) characters have sex had already been made by someone who was way better at it.

So yeah, have I mentioned Captain Marvelous' Scenic Tour of Reds? It's up to 7 stories (although one is a side fic in which the newest Gokaiger learns about how much sex is being had by everyone but him). And I've got some other ideas waiting for me to have seen enough of the relevant series to write them...

Of course, the other explanation is that Captain Marvelous is just so marvelous that I can't resist pairing him with ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE. This is also a possibility.

Also, there's In Rage and Anger High, which is the hatesex turned to notsuchhatesex fic that I was wibbling about here recently. I'm pleased with the way it turned out, although my widdle baby PWP turned into a fic with a little sex, a lot of cursing, and Masumi and Satoru generally being adorably clueless. Oh, and the ladies being smart. Because they are.




I just finished watching Zyuuden Sentai Kyoryuger, which was mostly adorable, except for the stupidest love triangle plotline ever, which fortunately only appeared in a few episodes. I generally dislike love triangles anyway, but this was a stupid one that served essentially no purpose in the plot except to make one of the awesome female rangers look like an idiot. ::eyeroll::

(Short version of my feelings on love triangles: They're most often lazy writing akin to fridging a female character, in which a writer can't be bothered to actually come up with a decent plot point to create tension.)

Oh, and as TSB pointed out, this series also featured a truly astounding number of gratuitous shots of a young actress' legs and crotch. Truly astounding. Seriously. And when I'm talking about a show for which the phrase "crotch bulge" was invented, you know it's bad.

However, I liked the characters (even though I have a great many ambivalent feels about Kyoryu Black, the "playboy" character) and enjoyed the plot and its absurdities and random dinosaurness. Also, the little dance they do when they transform is pretty much the most adorable thing ever.

Seriously, watch the first bit of this set of clips and tell me they're not adorable :)

I think I'm watching Dekaranger next. But first I need to figure out what I'm making for dinner, I guess.

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Marv and Joe
That moment when you're googling for a piece of information and you come upon a page where somebody or other is describing the characters in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger and they say that Takeru is standing in for Kaoru because "she is not a capable fighter like most of the clan members."

And that, your honor, is when my head exploded and I reached through the computer to strangle the person who wrote that. In my defense, this person was clearly FUCKING INSANE already. o_O

Not a capable fighter. ::bangs head repeatedly against the wall:: Right. In the sense that Han Solo is not a capable pilot and Mr. Spock is not a capable scientist and EXCUSE ME?

::looks at icon:: Person who wrote that? Captain Marvelous and Joe Gibken would like to have a word with you. You know Joe, right? The master swordsman who was damn close to having his ass handed to him by Shiba Kaoru in Gokaiger before they were interrupted? Yeah.

Can I just assume the author was a guy or is that sexist of me?




::deep breaths:: Okay, I feel better now.

Today's excitement was the phone call at 3 pm, just as Barak was getting on a schoolbus, to tell me that Yael was sick and I had to pick her up at her school, which lets out just before Barak's bus arrives at home. ::facepalm:: So as I rushed out the door, I frantically tried to track down someone to meet the bus.

In the end, both Avi and his father arrived at about the same time, but whatever. At least Barak didn't step off the bus and find no-one here.

And honestly, Yael is totally fine, so I'm also a little irked that they're telling me I have to keep her home from school tomorrow. She had a slight headache and they claim she had a fever, although I'm dubious about that. Well, I guess she gets to come to the dentist with me tomorrow, then. Whatev.

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Two contenders for slashiest thing ever

Marv and Joe
So, some time ago, I argued that the title of slashiest moment ever in slashdom could pretty much be retired. But there's a new contender in town. I think we need a showdown! Which of these two scenes is the slashiest thing ever?

First, we have the reigning champion, when Antonio returns to help his childhood friend, from Power Rangers: Samurai.

And then there's the challenger, the first meeting between Captain Marvelous and Joe Gibken in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.




In other news, I need to start getting my parents' house cleaned up so we can think about selling it. This prospect does not fill me with joy. I also need to talk to them about what needs to be done. This prospect fills me with even less joy.

Okay, now I promised Yael I would play Trouble with her...

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