fortunately, I work at home

May. 22nd, 2015 11:32 am
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"What do they mean, NSFW?" I asked my computer screen. "If he's only in his underwear, how NSFW could it be?"

Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis is Attitude's new cover guy


"...I'm sorry I doubted you."

5x11 The Boy Must Live

May. 22nd, 2015 12:20 am
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The episode continues to struggle with the challenges many S5 episodes face (and don't always overcome). "Right, we were supposed to do all this setup... oh well. LOOK, HAVE FEELINGS." Walter's conversations with Peter and Donald/September address some thematic arcs and start pointing toward the final resolution - with two episodes to go, not a moment too soon - but don't always do a great job advancing the plot. This week's plot centers around Michael and September as keys to the final revelation of Walter's plan.

The title says Peter, or Michael, but this episode's flavor image is Walter, who gets a lot of attention this week. (He is also carrying a black umbrella in this episode, possibly in tribute to 5x09.)

Physical symbols abound this week: Walter's black umbrella calls back to the final password in "Black Blotter". September and Walter discuss Walter's missing white tulip. Windmark contemplates a set of September's curious: a Bible (for Walter's search for foriveness?) the snowglobe with Lady Liberty (hello altverse), the classic radio playing swanky big band music for Brown Betty... okay, that may be a reach. Many of these symbols revolve around Walter, pointing again to which character is at the center of the writers' fifth season concerns. As someone who really loved the first three seasons' focus on Olivia, I was disappointed the fifth season sidelined that focus in favor of Peter and Walter's arcs.

Writer: Graham Roland
Director: Paul Holahan
Originally Aired: January 11, 2013

Synopsis: With Windmark and the Observers closing in, the Fringe team seeks out the elusive Donald, aka September, to unravel the rest of Walter's plan.

Most Memorable Quote:
PETER: Is that it?
SEPTEMBER: You say that as though we're not carrying technology that can bend space and time into a Möbius Strip.

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Fanfiction: men fell with apples, and with apples rose by syllogismos is a September character study, after the Observers set him loose in the 2010's.

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May. 21st, 2015 02:40 pm
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MasterChef is back for another season, this time with a brand new chef to replace Joe Bastianich. The new chef is Christina Tosi and I'm curious how she'll be on the new season. Joe could be meaner than Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot is a sweetheart, so where is she going to fall? I admit, since these are the first two episodes that are picking the potential MasterChefs, I teared up at some of the participants' stories because of how desperate some of them are to change their lives.

The Flash finale is totally setting up Legends of Tomorrow. Just saying. Except I won't find out more until the show(s) come back! I still have 4 episodes left of Arrow to watch.

You know, I'd be thrilled to bits if Tyler Hoechlin ended up either on Agents of Shield, Flash, Arrow, or Legends of Tomorrow. He can be a superhero and/or secret agent!

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May. 21st, 2015 09:12 pm
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So I walked into the student union shop today and they were playing Eve 6, followed by the 'Friends' theme song. I wondered for a moment if I had stepped through a time portal.

Then the housemates and I were doing some errands in town and popped into Claire's, because K. needed some earrings to go with her outfit for a party this weekend. They had those awful little tattoo necklaces in, the ones that were kind of lame the first time around but everybody had. She said, 'Huh. So I guess the 90s are back.'

I was a teenager in the 90s. This is weird and I am not sure I like it, though it will make my theme party dressing easier when I still have the Doc Martens I bought in 1999.

...but I have been listening to 'Open Road Song' on repeat on Youtube for about half an hour.

1995 / Yes Equality 2015

May. 21st, 2015 01:55 pm
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I can't vote tomorrow because I'm living overseas, but I hope there'll be a great turnout to ‪make grá the law! (Grá means love in Irish.) In a republic based on equal citizenship, civil marriage should be open to all. Fingers crossed that Ireland will be the first country in the world to vote for marriage equality through a constitutional referendum.

Oh dear, it's a sale

May. 21st, 2015 08:09 am
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Sales are evil. By which I mean any sale if it pertains to something that interests you, be that in clothing, video games, craft stores, home decorations, or whatever it is that would, if it were presented to you at half or more off, make your heart skip a beat and your hand reach for your wallet. EEEEVIL.

>____> at least it wasn't a yarn store this time?

Udemy is a site that does online (uncredited) courses in a by and for community way - anyone can teach, so the course quality varies, but many of them look actually very good and it's learning on a variety of subjects from the comfort of your own home. I got hooked by a "pay what you want" package deal on programming classes - Python, Ruby and PHP that I scooped up for about $1 each because I wanted the Ruby courses.

They of course want you to have an account on the site and that includes getting spammed with email from them occasionally. Ok, fair enough.

And then the email came out that their current sale has a lot of their courses going for $10. At first I thought it was a coupon for making any ONE class be $10... no, they really do mean that most of their classes are ALL currently $10 (this lasts 'til tomorrow, seriously, if you like this kind of thing go check it out!)

.....ahem. I went to my wishlist and started with all the classes that usually go for anywhere from $99 to $400 each. All currently retailing at $10. Wow, sales are evil. Evil evil enablers.

So now I have Ruby on Rails to go with the Ruby courses. And two iOS Swift mobile app courses (one for utility apps, one for games). A 2D animation course, a coding in Unity course, 2D game development in Unity, intro courses in Blender and Maya, and 3D animation rigging and texture painting. *dips credit card in ice to cool it down* Ooops.

On the other hand, this is everything that I wanted from the hellpit school and didn't get, at a fraction of the cost, and on my own time without the pressure of deadlines and grades. God I love living in the future! ^____^ And oh look, I have all of next month off to sit and blow my brain on watching videos on coding and animation. This sounds like fun.

(Oh, did I mention? I received notice - the hellpit school has gone bankrupt along with a lot of other online schools and will be closing. Color me amused as hell.)

Vid: Hollywood (Buffyverse)

May. 21st, 2015 07:53 am
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Vidder: Restfield
Music: "Hollywood" by The Puppini Sisters
Fandom: Angel the Series, Buffy the Vampie Slayer
Category: gen
Rating: PG
Characters: Cordelia Chase
Lenght: 3:10
Warning: flashing lights
Summary: Cordelia Chase tribute vid. Originally I was going to make meta vid, but got too much distracted by Charisma Carpenter’s smile.

Links: Dreamwidth | Livejournal | Tumblr

5x10: Anomaly XB-6783746

May. 20th, 2015 01:00 pm
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This was a little better than the last two episodes, though the pace drags every time they have another Important Moment Between Characters. Thanks to our team, the resistance just lost two more key allies and an important research lab. Given how carelessly they've been operating since they arrived in Observerland, I'm shocked there haven't been more casualties. I guess it's because we're pinning all of our hopes, as well as every damn plot line, on The Plan. There is so much more they could have done with season five, so many other stories they could have told us along the way.

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Air Date: 21 Dec 12
Written by: David Fury
Directed by: Jeff Hunt

In order to communicate with the Observer child, the team enlists the help of Nina Sharp. She provides them access to a black lab that formerly belonged Massive Dynamic. After the rest of the team leaves to get an additional piece of tech, she is apprehended by Captain Widmark and his minions. Rather than be read by Widmark, she kills herself, but not before she has told him that he's creepy as fuck and not as highly evolved as he thinks. Not that this was believable in any way, but somehow she managed to hide the boy from the Observers and Loyalists who tore the lab upside down searching for him. But once our team shows up, they locate him easily enough. Long story short, at the end of the episode, all that they've managed to learn is the identity of the man known to them as Donald.

Most Memorable Quote:
CAPTAIN WINDMARK: He is merely a curiosity, and you are mistaken about him. He is no child. He is a chromosomal mistake. A genetic anomaly. Designate: Progeny XB-6783746. Like all anomalies, he was scheduled to be destroyed. But he went missing. It was a great mystery in my time. No one knew what became of him... until now. I would very much like to meet him.

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I hope someone out there is working on a novel-length fix-it fic for season five.

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