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I was inviting people to ask me questions on Tumblr last night, and one of the things I ended up talking about is what makes me fall for things (books, movies, TV shows) in a fandom kind of way. I decided to post that here as well, because it took me a long time to figure it out but I did eventually figure it out, and I thought it was interesting. There are always a few outliers that don't quite fit this, or fit it in unusual ways, but for the most part, this is what makes the difference for me between something I merely like, and something I write fanfic for and can't stop talking about to anyone who'll hold still long enough.

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Title: Marvel 1602
Author: Neil Gaiman
Artist: Andy Kubert, Richard Isanove
Pages: 248
Summary: Existierte das Marvel-Universum schon im Jahre 1602 zu Zeiten der Regentschaft von Königin Elisabeth? Wenn ja, wie sah es dann wohl aus? Gab es schon damals Helden und Schurken und missverstandene Mutanten? Trefft außergewöhnliche Versionen von Spider-Man, den X-Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange,Daredevil, der Black Widow, Dr. Doom,Magneto, dem Geier und anderen, wenn Neil Gaiman die Pforten von Raum und Zeit öffnet und das Marvel-Universum einer magischen Vergangenheit mit seiner überbordenden Fantasie zum Leben erweckt! Dieser Band enthält Marvel 1602, geschrieben von Star-Autor Neil Gaiman (berühmt für seine Comic-Serie SANDMAN und Romane wie American Gods oder Das Graveyard-Buch) und mit Artwork von Andy Kubert (WOLVERINE: ORIGIN, DIE ULTIMATIVEN X-MEN, BATMAN) und Richard Isanove (Der dunke Turm).

My thoughts:
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quick crossover rec

Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:12 am
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Yer a Wizard, Parser! by takumiismypatronus. Slash, Kent Parson/OMC (8586 words)
Check Please!/Harry Potter
This was such a fun crossover, and somewhat unusually for Harry Potter crossovers it is not AU for either canon.

New Kingsman trailer! \o/

Jul. 21st, 2017 01:19 pm
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OMG! Can't wait!


Jul. 20th, 2017 09:24 pm
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I, just... I'm crying my eyes out.

They are *my* band. They are one of the reasons why I'm still mostly sane and alive. I, just, my heart is so broken for him and his loved ones.

I'm so sorry that his pain got that big and that he saw no other solution anymore.
I'm so sorry...
I'm so sorry...
I'm so sorry...

If anyone ever needs an open ear - please don't hesitate.

Catching up

Jul. 20th, 2017 12:30 pm
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It's been a while since I've posted. LJ (& DW) don't have the same vibrancy as they used to for me - which isn't helped by me not posting either, I know. I can hardly complain about my sense of loss of community when I'm not posting much myself!
Anyhoo - a little update on things at Chez Buddy.

Bud's doing really well. He's living with severe IBD, but his latest meds seem to have really helped & he's gained back all of the weight that he lost. He's so well that some of his other meds have been reduced or removed completely. This time last year, he was such a poorly boy & we didn't think that he'd make it, but he's such a fighter. He's on a prescription diet, but his appetite has come back & he's really enjoying life. Although he is a bit of an old man now - he's 11 & 1/2 - & so he does snooze quite a bit! ♥

Here he is on one of our favourite walks. It's a National Trust hill range & woodland that's 5 minutes walk from our door.

I'm doing really well, too. I saw my oncologist a few weeks ago & he's very happy with my scans & blood tests. I have to go back in the autumn for some more extensive scans, but so far things are looking very good. *fc*

Mr B, Bud & myself are off on our holibobs in a week or so. We've hired a cottage in Northumberland that overlooks the sea & you can see Dunstanburgh Castle (a gorgeous ruin) along the coast. So, it's going to be lovely morning walks on the beach & lots of other exploring - Hadrian's Wall & castles galore! Yay!

I hope that everyone is doing well. I do try & keep an eye on my flist & reading circle, even if I don't always comment.

Bingo cards

Jul. 19th, 2017 02:14 pm
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I actually managed to finish a line on my genprompt-bingo card doing SSR Confidential - I just picked a line and used the prompts in it for inspiration for the various treats I wrote. It worked well. XD I haven't decided if I'm going to go for something more advanced on that card or just post it ...

Anyway, here are all my current cards: my newest h/c bingo one (one square down so far!), genprompt-bingo, trope bingo, and tic-tac-woe (apocalypses).

Cards under the cut )

Note to self: do not sign up for any more bingo cards.

Color-coded versions for prompt picking coming soon ...

Tokyo Ghoul 1 by Sui Ishida

Jul. 15th, 2017 07:01 pm
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Title: Tokyo Ghoul 1
Author: Sui Ishida
Pages: 222
Summary: Dem Tod gerade noch mal von der Schippe gesprungen, erwacht Oberschüler Ken als Ghul wieder. Zuerst ist alles normal. Doch dann beginnt er, Appetit auf Menschen zu entwickeln – was einige moralische Fragen aufwirft. Ken würde sich lieber umbringen, als Menschen zu fressen. So weit kommt es aber gar nicht, denn offenbar gibt es noch andere wie ihn. Eine geheime Gesellschaft der Ghule lebt längst unter uns.

My thoughts:
Spoilers )

Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol 1

Jul. 15th, 2017 06:28 pm
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Title: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol 1
Author: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Artist: Gainax
Pages: 168
Summary: Neo-Tokyo im Jahre 2015: Die Stadt wird von Kampfmaschinen aus dem weltraum angegriffen, die Eingeweihte "Engel" nennen. In die Wirren des beginnenden Krieges um die Erde gerät der Junge Shinji Ikari, dessen Vater für das geheime Forschungslabor NERV arbeitet...

My thoughts:
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Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey

Jul. 15th, 2017 05:59 pm
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Title: Magic's Pawn
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Pages: 349
Summary: Though Vanyel has been born with near-legendary abilities to work both Herald and Mage magic, he wants no part of such things. Nor does he seek a warrior's path, wishing instead to become a Bard. Yet such talent as his if left untrained may prove a menace not only to Vanyel but to others as well. So he is sent to be fostered with his aunt, Savil, one of the famed Herald-Mages of Valdemar.

But, strong-willed and self-centered, Vanyel is a challenge which even Savil can not master alone. For soon he will become the focus of frightening forces, lending his raw magic to a spell that unleashes terrifying wyr-hunters on the land. And by the time Savil seeks the assistance of a Shin'a'in Adept, Vanyel's wild talent may have already grown beyond anyone's ability to contain, placing Vanyel, Savil, and Valdemar itself in desperate peril...

My thoughts:
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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Jul. 15th, 2017 05:24 pm
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Title: Oliver Twist
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 508
Summary: Fleeing the workhouse, Oliver finds himself taken under the wing of the Artful Dodger and caught up with a group of pickpockets in London. As he tries to free himself from their clutches he becomes immersed in the seedy underbelly of the Capital, amongst criminals, prostitutes and the homeless. Dickens scathing attack on the cruelness of Victorian Society features some of his most memorable and enduring characters, including innocent Oliver himself, the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Bill Sikes and Nancy.

My thoughts:
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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jul. 15th, 2017 01:05 am
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I watched Spider-Man: Homecoming this afternoon, and it was a lot of fun.

cut for spoilers )
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