More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

May. 25th, 2016 03:11 am
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Those Three Litte Words and Chapter One of The Anniversary Gift Spike/Buffy by [personal profile] feliciacraft.

Chapter Fourteen of Teenage Dirtbag by [personal profile] lusciousxander.

[personal profile] desert_sage re-watches "The Witch" and also Teacher's Pet .

Storywonk podcast talks Fool For Love .

Hypable podcast talks Gingerbread & Helpless .

Storywonk podcast talks Guise Will be Guise .

Bustle talks "The 21 Best 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Episodes To Watch When You're Having A Bad Day".

The Hollow Crown: Richard III

May. 25th, 2016 06:37 am
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Aka the one with the inevitable compare and contrast. Not only did I watch various versions of the play throughout my life, but I had to write a paper on it decades ago in school, so.

I am determined to play the villain... )

Waiting at the gate

May. 24th, 2016 11:07 am
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Have got as far as the departure gate,and find that there is some problem with the plane, which may or may not be resolved expeditiously.

Did I get up at a horribly early hour for this?

SIGH.

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May. 24th, 2016 06:51 am
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] heleninwales and [personal profile] ruudboy!

Penny Dreadful 3.04.

May. 24th, 2016 06:14 am
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In which it's the Eva Green and Rory Kinnear acting hour, and it's marvelous.

Read more... )
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Doing the online check-in thing and finding that if I went straight to the British Airways site with the record locator in my confirmation email although it had my onward flights it did not seem to think I was flying to Chicago tomorrow.

AAAAAARGH.

However, if I went via American Airlines, I eventually got through to BA with a different record locator and was able to check in, move my designated seat to an aisle, print out my boarding pass, etc.

Did not help that I was not doing this from home machine but one that was quite amazingly sluggish at former place of work.

As if I was not whirring round going *wibble* already...

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May. 23rd, 2016 09:02 am
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] szandara!

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

May. 23rd, 2016 03:15 am
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Chapter Fifteen of Older by perpetual .

Spike/Drusilla/Angel wallpaper by [profile] darkblueorchid.

Spike/Harmony wallpaper by [personal profile] snogged.

Spike/Buffy icons by [profile] sintonia.

[profile] freecat15 chooses her least favorite male character .

Yahoo talks "How the Buffy Finale Took a Step for Women Power".

MoviePilot talks about "7 Adorable Things That Happened In The Original Unaired Pilot Of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'". "The ending is charmingly cheesy, with Buffy reassuring Giles that she'll defeat the forces of darkness by throwing a stake at the heart of a poster of Count Orlok from 1922's Nosferatu on a pinboard".

Culinary

May. 22nd, 2016 09:32 pm
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During the week, a brown oatmeal loaf. Nice.

Saturday breakfast rolls: basic buttermilk 3:1 strong white flour: medium cornmeal.

Today's lunch: boneless salmon fillets panfried in butter with tarragon, deglazed with madeira and a dash of balsamic vinegar: new Jersey Royal potatoes sauteed in goosefat; round green beans roasted in pumpkin seed oil with fennel seeds; purple sprouting broccoli roasted with garlic.

No further bread made.

Missing Evolutions

May. 22nd, 2016 11:31 am
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1) I saw a bunch of new Avengers merchandise at the grocery today. One thing that was odd is that two characters were missing and one was added. I wasn't that surprised that Spiderman wasn't included on the banners and shirts since there may have been legal issues about the merchandise (although there were various solo Spiderman items). But I was surprised that Wanda wasn't on anything. Instead, Sharon was. Read more... )

2) Anyone else watching Houdini and Doyle? With most everything of ours ending or going on hiatus, I hope to get back to some shows we were watching before the season started. This is the only new show we've picked up so far.

3) The problems expected with Prince's estate led to an interesting discussion of whether rights of publicity can be taxed, especially if the state where the person died doesn't recognize they exist after death. Read more... )

4) Speaking about enduring celebrity, the flip side. I liked this NPR book interview on the forgotten female composers who somehow failed to make it into the canon alongside their husbands, brothers, and contemporaries. It reminded me of an Avengers AU, Counterpoint, on 17th century composers that I quite enjoyed.

5) I thought this tracking of the "pretty blonde dead girl" in TV storylines had things to say about the evolution of this trope.

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

May. 22nd, 2016 03:22 am
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I am Become Death , NC-17 Buffy/Tara by [personal profile] carlyinrome.

In a Corner of My Soul , Joyce/Owen by [personal profile] dragonyphoenix.

MoviePlot talks about what happened to the BtVS spin-offs.

Setting things to music

May. 21st, 2016 10:38 pm
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[personal profile] oursin

This evening to a concert which included Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem (1936), which, besides various Biblical texts and quite a bit of Walt Whitman, includes John Bright's 1855 Angel of Death speech:

The Angel of Death has been abroad throughout the land; you may almost hear the beating of his wings. There is no one, as when the first-born were slain of old, to sprinkle with blood the lintel and the two side-posts of our doors, that he may spare and pass on. (Speech before the House of Commons opposing the Crimean War, 23 February 1855)
which is according to the programme notes the only time a speech in Parliament has been set to music.

AP Herbert certainly made speeches in rhyme, but I do not think he sang them.

Enquiring minds, however, wonder if this really is the only instance (has no-one, e.g. written an opera featuring Oliver Cromwell - 'Take away that bauble' 'For God's sake, go!' etc).

And notices in the Tube on the way home, poster for a musical version of The Go-Between. WTF. It does not immediately strike me as a tale that cries out for musical interventions. Okay, there is a scene at a village concert, but that stands out.

Orphan Black 4.06

May. 21st, 2016 07:26 pm
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[personal profile] selenak
The first episode this season I’m really dissatisfied with.

Read more... )

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May. 21st, 2016 11:31 am
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] lotesse and [personal profile] nilchance!

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

May. 21st, 2016 03:20 am
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Kintsugi , NC-17 Spike/Buffy by [profile] enigmaticblues.

Good Birthday , Spike/Willow by [personal profile] evil_little_dog.

A New World , Spike/Xander by [personal profile] forsaken2003.

Chapter One , Chapter Two and Alternative of Seeing Pink , Spike/Buffy by [profile] futurescribbler.

Chapter Fifty Two of Truth Denied by [profile] perverted_pages.

Spike/Dru wallpaper by [profile] mwrgana_muse.

Icons from Issue No. Twenty Seven by nmcil12.

Thinky thoughts on Buffyverse characters by [profile] sunclouds33.

EW shows all of SMG's covers.

So sorry to hear that [personal profile] musicbitch has died .

For Friday, a fivery

May. 20th, 2016 02:40 pm
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O the nostalgia of finding this passage in a spam email about bathroom remodelling:

Favorite /e /ffe680 /hemisphere's /injured /hertz/ portal segno /reidy /costocolic /Number /Schweickart /whjwevpwd /coworker /hour /SN OPEN /iymwovnu /uptqvknu /japstwe /account /Estimates /termina /karvonen /en Har /confirmation /papp /obesity /takes /it's /ska /Information /Desmodium /P'incess zznys /nkvsuo /fou /hjqezbz /4 /gear /ANGELES /Qu'est /top /quote /och /bougie /GATE Writers /team /chiarella /tskirvin /Alexandra /pcqieyzfgl /URL /mulligan /nana wuojekvhs /Profiles /Kan /word /PELA /cheverly /thank /schofterig /ballot /gkjiuhoe when /Crane /orabel /cztdaybzux /treddle /Resultat /window /sidetracked /edrruug youthful /Shore /tuydn /idealized /haeidos /dgbmusdp /ulkvqs generated /OED /Caffre /doigts /hangman /thanks /neaped /facebook_share_icon course /requiring /contraire /PAGE /dancers /Team /Andr /3D3DE9s /maniaci leggere /ywhorxbm /worded /yphnoiolft /Edward_Jones_tg /PCB /endonucleolus /Amoy history /costing /pack /yum /brev /VELO /mafia /PRIVACY /sluggishly /agers /PAN NYC /converted /zbnxyk /bast /flota /Bronx-HARRIS /GMT /Galicia Galicia /oecology /gesendet /lpmyjz /P /Bronx-SCHALL /vittorio /NYC /overpaid /MINTZ critically /poetmusician /STORA /Meantime /terrible /1123 /Account /employes
but I think alas the glory days of the random spam poetry of yesteryear are long gone.

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Am not sure what the point of this is: Host a Silent Reading Party in 7 Easy Steps. Showing off the Deep Books one is reading? Reading as performative act? Enquiring minds, as usual, want to know.

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While yes, sex ed is in a parlous state, as it has been for well over a century, and I can even concede that the average teacher is not equipped to deal with it, as ever, I am not persuaded, and even a bit miffed, at the suggestion, that this is because they are 'straight and generally quite old'. I cannot help thinking that a trad cliche vision of a marriage guidance counsellor in twinset and pearls might actually bring a blush to the cheek of the young person with their forthright attitude.

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It All Depends on What You Mean by SCIENCE: Some argue that the claim that ‘women love bad boys’ is scientifically proven. I wonder, if, in fact this whole motif of Nice Guyz vs Bad Boyz is not 100 miles from similar phenomena such as fathers who warn their daughters about BOYZ because BOYZ are terrible, they were one themself, and is something about men, other men, masculinity, etc, or, indeed, to get Jungian upon its ass, that those alleged Bad Boyz are the Shadow of the Nice Guyz ('The Shadow KNOWS').

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A swingeing codslap at woezery about the modern decay of language in the mouths of young girls

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