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13th-Dec-2013 01:15 pm - Semester is OVER!!!
This was my first semester in graduate school, and I had no time to post or be very fandom-y because I had so much to do.

Stuff I did:

- Assist with a Beginning Fiction class: we got a lot of good stories, which was awesome.

- Recap Sleepy Hollow for Nice Girls TV. This led to me taking part in a phone Q&A with Tom Mison (Ichabod!!!). Listening to his voice on the phone is an pleasant experience.

- Write two stories for MFA workshop, including one where I kept mentioning a character's left leg instead of his hair or eyes, so my teacher wanted the viewpoint character's crush on this guy to be all about the left leg. Okay, then.

- Write a 21-page paper about 18th-century criticism of Shakespeare's plays. It's done, and I can't believe it's done. But I am so happy it's done. Right before Thanksgiving, we got to watch Shakespeare in Love in class, so this paper was totally worth it.

These were the highlights. Emotional stuff happened, too.

Now I realize I have had this journal for five years. Wow. So much has happened in five years. Not only in my life, but also in the world at large. Fandom has also moved on, mostly to Tumblr. I haven't gotten a Tumblr. Tumblr seems to be one of those things that you have to be on all the time in order to understand the slew of information that roles at you. It also seems to be focused on staring at pictures of whoever is the hottie of the month, which can be fun, but only for so long. Fandom seems to be less about interacting with our favorite works and more about reacting to them with our "feels." Also, Tumblr is more imaged based, and I don't have much experience with that, so I'd probably have to take a course in Photoshop just to keep up, and I don't know if I want to do that. I'm considering get a Twitter, but I have no idea what I'd Tweet. Really, I'm just sad that my circle of friends here on LJ has moved on, but this is life, and friends have to move on.

I don't know if this is the end of this journal, but I think it's the beginning of something else.
together, doctors
It's the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!  I can't watch the episode because I don't have BBC America, but I'll catch up with the series eventually.

To celebrate, I'll embed one of my favorite Doctor Who fanvids:

Doctor Who + Muppets = PURE WIN!

And now I must go do grad-student-y things.
15th-Sep-2013 09:45 pm - 24 years and counting!
claude, bow

Today's my birthday, and here's how I spent my birthday morning:

I participated in a 10K superhero run to support Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide (CHADS) Coalition.  Participants could dress as superheroes, and I chose to be Wonder Woman.  Interestingly, DC was almost unanimously represented.  Only She-Hulk, Captain America, and a couple of Spider-Mans represented Marvel.  And I met these guys:

That papier-mache head took two weeks to build.  It was epic. Naturally, he won the costume contest.

And the Justice League showed up:

And I met this lovely lady:

She apparently used to work as Wonder Woman at Six Flags several years back, and now she's Wondy for charity. She originally had to audition for Wonder Woman at DC Comics. She was pretty much perfect, so Warner Bros., you might want to hire her for a Wonder Woman movie. Like, yesterday.

All in all, it was super-duper fun! It was a great birthday treat and it was for a good cause.

ETA: And I'd like to wish an extremely happy birthday to all of these people, living and dead, from the amazing (Agatha Christie, Marco Polo) to the awesome (Prince Harry, Tom Hardy, Merlin Olsen) to the interesting (Claude McKay, James Fenimore Cooper, William Howard Taft, Princess Letizia) to the sporty (Dan Marino, Gaylord Perry, Pete Carroll) to...all the rest (Chelsea Kane, Heidi Montag, Lisa Vanderpump, Dina Lohan).  And Happy Birthday to my Great-Aunt Peggy!  I hope you guys enjoyed your day, too!
10th-Sep-2013 10:39 pm - Happy Birthday!
claude, bow
Happy 21st Birthday to my awesome younger brother, Peter!  I'm glad it was a fun one for him!!!
23rd-Aug-2013 11:15 pm - Thing I found.
Business Cards of the Avengers.

These are pretty spot-on. I can't choose a favorite because they're all just kind of perfect.
22nd-Aug-2013 10:04 pm - That gigantic geek moment.
together, doctors
So I was in the copy store today and this older British gentlemen was helping me print out a reading for a class until we realized it was copywritten.  He handed me the list of files I'd given him, one which included an author named "Davidson."

Man: Is that Peter Davidson?

Me: Oh, like from Doctor Who?  I wish!  He doesn't have the second "d," though.

Man: You had a picture of Chris Eccleston in there, so I thought it might be Peter Davison.

Then I left, laughing and turning red. I kind of hope I have a reason to go back because I think he might be a fellow Whovian.
20th-Aug-2013 02:42 pm - I'm a soda and "sear-up" girl.
22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Different(ly) from Each Other

While we don't speak English in "totally" different ways, these maps are really interesting, I wasn't surprised to see the St. Louis area isolated on a couple of them.  We definitely say "soda" instead of "pop", which usually seems like a Northern Midwestern thing (think Chicago and up).  The syrup thing surprised me, though---I guess we're more like the East Coast than we thought.

This is way too much fun to look at for an English major like me.
bugeyedmonster requested that I post this crossover to my journal ages ago, so here it is.  I apologize for the giant delay!

Title: Genetically Awesome
Rating: PG
Fandoms: The Avengers/Torchwood
Warnings: Implied slash
A/N: Written for this avengerkink prompt before The Avengers was released.
Summary: Captain Jack Harkness visits Clint right after the Avengers come back from a mission. Everyone is intrigued and tries to guess how they might be connected.

The Avengers just landed back at headquarters when Clint was greeted by a tall, ridiculously handsome man in a navy blue greatcoat.Collapse )
31st-Jul-2013 01:11 pm - My new theme song.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what we come up with here in the Midwest:

I love this song for highlighting the Midwest as a good, relaxed, likeable place.  Yes, we have our problems (white flight and such) and issues we remain backward on (gay marriage, for example), but we are a place with our own culture and attitude.  Also, we sit between two of the world's largest rivers and regularly put up with tornados and severe thunderstorms.  And we gave you Jon Hamm.

Like the song says, we like the coasts well enough, but they don't speak for us.  We are our quirky selves and we'll smile at any New York Times editorials assessing our behavior in their terms.
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