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the haps
fury in the trap
entwashian
I have been sick for TWO. FREAKIN. WEEKS. It's so frustrating -- I'm just finishing up my second course of antibiotics, but I'm still so plugged up from my ear infection that I can barely hear.

Media-wise, 2016 has already been a pretty fruitful year for me, even though I've been watching barely any TV. I finally got a smartphone, so I am reading more thanks to Kindle Cloud.

My first new fandom of 2016 was a result of the Welcome to Night Vale hiatus -- I neeeeeeded something to fill the podcast gap, so I got into We're Alive, which I like a lot a lot a lot. It has a few cliche elements of zombie-apocalypse stories (i.e. - random romantic hookups, prison inmates, secretly evil "Pleasantville" colonies), but in my opinion, it's very successful at creating its own unique zombie mythology. It also has multiple poc characters voiced by actual poc (!!!), and one confirmed LGBT character. It's also finished with a complete 4 seasons (with a spin-off coming soon?), so you don't have to worry about any unanswered questions or mysteries!

I was looking at some slideshow/list of, like, "the most anticipated country albums of 2016!" and going, like, click "nope" click "nope" click "hell no" click "nope -- well, maaaaybe" click "nope" when I came upon a group I'd never heard of: The Cactus Blossoms. Dudes. Dudes. This was, like, 4 weeks ago? Maybe? I am currently wearing a Cactus Blossoms t-shirt. They're being compared to the Everly Brothers a lot, which, okay, yes, harmonies, but there's definitely a heavy dose of Hank Williams Sr involved, too. Check out this live performance of the title track from their album You're Dreaming. Your earholes will thank you.

On Kickstarter, I backed a project called People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction!, and a really cool thing they're doing with their campaign is sending out daily updates that are "essays" by the creators involved with the project about their experiences being POC in a white-dominated genre. Through SL Huang's essay, I found out about her book, Zero Sum Game, which is the first in a trilogy THAT I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT. The main character is a "retrieval specialist" (aka mercenary/assassin type) who kills people with her MATH SUPERPOWER, and the only person she trusts 100% is a literal sociopath. So far I've only read the first one, and one of the shorts that accompanies them, but I've bought them all via Kindle, and I'm really looking forward to reading the author's other series, too -- I've already bought the first one, Hunting Monsters.

Sis & I are still sloooowly crawling our way through our Star Trek watch -- we're up to about 1/3 of the way through season 2! XD NEGL -- I would totally date Jim Kirk. He's kind of a babe.

giddy
fury in the trap
entwashian
I have 3 weeks of winter break from work!

And sis & her husband and their two wee ones are coming from Atlanta T-O-M-O-R-R-O-W!!!

Look at what she e-mailed me:

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retched kat
entwashian
Signal boost: grimm_challenge is doing a low-pressure holiday gifting exchange.

Also, under_xmas_tree is a new comm that looks fun, too.

gameofcards challenge: 20 things in 20 days
fury in the trap
entwashian
I'll be updating in the comments to this post. :)

I imagine it will mostly be my icons of the Roswell episode Wipeout! that I'd planned to do for episodes20in20.

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Joseph Benson Edwards
curt my hero
entwashian


Last night, my grandpa Joe passed away.

He'd been ill for a couple weeks, but that's not really anything new for him, so we are... not shocked, but surprised, a little, by this.

I'm very grateful we visited him last weekend, when he was in good spirits, and I'm also very grateful that he managed to get back to North Carolina again this summer for one last trip home.
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do it yourself
fury in the trap
entwashian
Sooooooo when it was announced that there would be an Agents of SHIELD spinoff, I was hoping it would be something like this.

For the spin-off challenge @ gameofcards.

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your #2 source of MSW content
Jess booze
entwashian
So, apparently, if you do a Google image search for Jessica Fletcher, the second result you get is a frame from a MSW .gif I posted 2 years ago.

(If you refine the search by Type > Animated, an image generated by me only reaches the #3 spot, but 3 of the top 9 results are .gifs I made.)

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fury in the trap
entwashian
Thanks for all your congratulatory comments on my last post! <3

I've been slack about participating in LJ comm stuff since work started up again. We're really understaffed (it's just me & the teacher in the class all day, even though there's supposed to be 2 part-time aides, as well), so work has been taking a lot out of me these past couple weeks, as evidenced by the fact that I've gotten a cold. ::sigh:: Today was school picture day, too! I was like the waking dead running my hair through a flat iron this morning, lol.

But I did make 3 gif sets of Murder, She Wrote just because I wanted to -- no challenges or points involved -- so I think that's a step in the right direction! XD

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fury in the trap
entwashian
I GOT THE PROMOTION!
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summer break is OVER!
fury in the trap
entwashian
I'm headed back to work today. :( :( :(

I'm also supposed to find out whether or not I got the promotion today.



(stay tuned for possible impending mental breakdown)
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