Star Trek Discovery

Sep. 25th, 2017 03:03 pm
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I've just watched the first two eppies and I like it a lot and I don't want to wait a week for the next eppy. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spoilers )
ratcreature: RL? What RL? RatCreature is a net addict.  (what rl?)
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...but the worst is that I accidentally keep "liking" posts even though my finger was nowhere near the "<3" button. And then I have to "un-like" things and then I fret about whether maybe people notice.

I'd just leave it, but in general I just don't favorite fic or text posts on Tumblr, nor gifsets or cute videos, just drawn artwork.

Unbound by Jim C. Hines

Sep. 21st, 2017 06:37 pm
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Title: Unbound
Author: Jim C. Hines
Series: part three of "Magic Ex Libris", follows Codex Born
Pages: 287
Summary: For five hundred years, the Porters have concealed the existence of magic from the world. Now, old enemies have revealed the Porters’ secrets, and an even greater threat lurks in the shadows. The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for a thousand years, has returned in the body of a girl named Jeneta Aboderin. She seeks an artifact created by Pope Sylvester II, a bronze prison that would grant her the power to command an army of the dead.

Michigan librarian Isaac Vainio is powerless to stop her, having been stripped of his power and his place among the Porters by Johannes Gutenberg himself. But Isaac is determined to regain his magic and to rescue his former student Jeneta. With no magic of his own, Isaac’s must delve into the darker side of black-market magic, where he will confront beings better left undisturbed, including the sorcerer Juan Ponce de Leon.

With his loyal fire-spider Smudge, dryad warrior Lena Greenwood, and psychiatrist Nidhi Shah, Isaac races to unravel a mystery more than a thousand years old as competing magical powers battle to shape the future of the world. He will be hunted by enemies and former allies alike, and it will take all his knowledge and resourcefulness to survive as magical war threatens to spread across the globe.

Isaac’s choices will determine the fate of his friends, the Porters, the students of Bi Sheng, and the world. Only one thing is certain: even if he finds a way to restore his magic, he can’t save them all…

My thoughts:
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Title: The Harbors of the Sun
Author: Martha Wells
Series: part 5 of "The Books of Raksura", follows The Edge of Worlds
Pages: 403
Summary: A former friend has betrayed the Raksura and their groundling companions, and now the survivors must race across the Three Worlds to rescue their kidnapped family members. When Moon and Stone are sent ahead to scout, they quickly encounter an unexpected and potentially deadly ally, and decide to disobey the queens and continue the search alone. Following in a wind-ship, Jade and Malachite make an unlikely alliance of their own, until word reaches them that the Fell are massing for an attack on the Reaches, and that forces of the powerful Empire of Kish are turning against the Raksura and their groundling comrades.

But there may be no time to stage a rescue, as the kidnapped Raksura discover that their captors are heading toward a mysterious destination with a stolen magical artifact that will cause more devastation for the Reaches than anything the lethal Fell can imagine. To stop them, the Raksura will have to take the ultimate risk and follow them into forbidden territory.

My thoughts:
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Title: Typenkompass Bemannte Raumfahrzeuge
Author: Eugen Reichl
Pages: 127
Summary: Basiswissen für Raumfahrt-Freunde

Die große Reihe zur Modellgeschichte mit technischen Daten, Fakten und Bildern.

Alle wichtigen Informationen zu den bemannten Raumfahrzeugen auf einen Blick.

Systematische Kurzbeschreibungen mit Angaben zu Entwicklung und Varianten sowie den wichtigsten Daten und Missionsbeschreibungen.

My thoughts:
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annoying Calibre plug-in problems

Sep. 17th, 2017 01:26 am
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Normally I download fanfic from AO3 into Calibre with that FanFicFare plugin, because that is very convenient and imports all the meta data.

However as of the most recent update (to 2.17.1) it won't download locked content anymore. I get an error that it can't log in, even though my password hasn't changed and I can log in via browser. It also still downloads non-locked fanfic form AO3 without problem. Does anyone else have this problem?

ETA: Googling found me some recent message board posts by the FanFicFare creator, explaining that AO3 has changed its login process to disallow automated tools to download locked stories. That is inconvenient.

Call the Midwife

Sep. 16th, 2017 09:59 pm
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I've just finished all available seasons (5) of "Call the Midwife" on Netflix and I have to say - I didn't think that I'd like a show about Midwives (some of them nuns) in the 1950/60s in London that much. But I do.

Just in case for some small Spoilers )

Trick or Treat Exchange letter

Sep. 10th, 2017 08:16 am
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Thank you for writing for me! :) I will admit that I'm generally a fluff aficionado and kind of a wuss when it comes to gore and sad/tragic endings, but I've offered a number of "trick" prompts for things I think I'd enjoy. Hopefully my prompts will give you a good feel for the kind of thing I like.

In every one of these fandoms, I love every requested character and would be very happy with any of them that you wish to write. I don't have a unique prompt for every possible character or pairing, but feel free to mix'n'match however you want. Most of my prompts can be used for any individual character or group of characters in that fandom.

Fandoms: Agent Carter, MCU, Stranger Things

Likes/dislikes and general prompts/suggestions )

Fandom-specific requests and prompts )
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