marcicat: (cookies)

Last night I dreamed about tidying, and also my plants. I mean, my dream!plants were pretty neat, but it turns out dream!me also is bad at watering properly.

That’s got nothing to do with work, but it *is* Thursday, and I *am* going to work, and I didn’t feel like I had much else to say, so the dream thing kind of snuck in there.

I also dreamed there was a bird in my room, and actually woke up enough to think ‘wait, there isn’t really a bird in here, right?’ (Not to worry, it was outside. Or possibly imaginary; it’s not like I woke up all the way to check.)

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marcicat: (loaf cat)

No work thoughts right now, still trying to figure out the Power Rangers movie. Here’s what’s tripping me up: there were other spaceships.

(Okay, I’m only guessing they were space-flight-capable. But it seems like a safe guess.)

When Zordon does his flashback explanation, multiple ships fly overhead. So who were they? Not Zordon’s team. They didn’t seem too invested in helping either Zordon or Rita, and apparently they didn’t stick around (or come back) for the power coins or the zeo crystal.

Also confusing: Zordon’s explanation of Goldar, etc, seemed like he was describing something that had happened before. (And Rita did a whole ‘oh, I missed you’ thing with Goldar.) But when? I mean, unless she tried for multiple zeo crystals and failed every time? Or tried and succeeded, I guess — Zordon said she would gain the power of life and death, or whatever, and she did seem remarkably unable to die, although I thought that was maybe just the power coin.

And THEN there’s the question of why Alpha apparently kept the situation a secret for 65 million years. Not calling in to the home office, eh buddy? Not letting anyone know the ship survived and you put Zordon in the wall? Why not, exactly?

So what I’m saying is that I’m pretty sure Zordon was lying a lot, or at least mis-representing the situation. A lot.

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marcicat: (badger relax)

Summer sleeping is so different than winter sleeping. In the winter it’s all layers and blankets and socks and having a warm cocoon till morning, then turning on all the lights to make it seem like daytime even when it’s still dark out.

Summer sleeping is one blanket and no socks and sticking my feet off the side of the bed to catch the breeze, and waking up to birds and wind chimes and kids in the parking lot and sunshine in the window even before it’s time to get up.

Both are good! Just a very different feeling.

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marcicat: (kitteh hug)

1. This movie was approximately 10 million times better when I could fast-forward over the parts I didn’t want to see (both car crashes, most of Rita’s scenes).

2. I tend to watch everything with closed captioning on, because reading is easier than listening for me. (Also the sound quality on my laptop is not stellar.) Very helpful in this movie!

3. Zordon’s explanation makes less and less sense the more you think about it. Alpha’s too. You had 65 million years to come up with a better plan, buddy.

4. I absolutely headcanon that Jason’s sword keeps following him around like his power coin, and he can’t figure out how to get it to go away with the rest of his armor, so when he showed up at the ship to drop it off and Zordon was all ‘You should keep that,’ he was all ‘I’ll come back for it’ on the outside, but on the inside he was thinking ‘play it cool, ha, yes, I’ll come back for it, unless it just *shows up randomly* again,’ and he thinks *STAY* at it as loudly as he can before leaving.

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marcicat: stress out and throw vase (stress out and throw vase)

Okay, so last summer was all about the drought, and I think I over-adapted to drought conditions, because I am still seriously confused by what to do with all this humidity.

Me: “It’s 68F degrees, a beautiful cool morning!”

Also me: “…And yet I’m sweating and every time I move I feel like I need to lie down and take a break.”

Me: “But I can see the leaves moving from the breeze! It’s so nice out!”

Also me: “Except that everything is damp and this is awful.”

Basically I have no idea what to do with this weather. A special apology to all my plants; I really am trying my best.

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caturday

Jun. 17th, 2017 08:38 am
marcicat: (badger moon)

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again: thank goodness for laundry, the chore that does itself while I browse tumblr and take a nap.

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marcicat: (loaf cat)

Wonder Woman fic!

i don’t know where i’m going but i’m on my way, by alchemystique

There are so many great fics out there right now, it’s amazing — a wealth of choices. Gotta love Steve heckling Bruce Wayne about the bat thing, though.

“This is crazy, you all are crazy, and I have no idea what you’re trying to accomplish but if Diana thinks you’re worth her time you gotta have something going for you. And speaking of Diana, I always thought her armor was out there, but you fight crime dressed up as a bat, pal, that’s weird.”

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marcicat: (agh a monster)

Worked an earlier shift today, which was weird, but not unpleasant. The cat is confused. I am also confused, so I am at a loss to assist. What am I doing? What time is it?

It is 7 pm. I am doing the 9 am things. It feels like the start of a shift work gothic post.

TIME FOR A CHEESE SANDWICH BECAUSE CHEESE SANDWICHES MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER.

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marcicat: (starburst)

“It’s lovely, it’s practical, and you can hide a sword in it.”
-Joshua Johnson, The 1A Movie Club Sees ‘Wonder Woman’

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marcicat: (badger travel)

I am happy to report that my Saturday adventure walk was a success — while I was driving there, I actually thought I had forgotten my map, but once I arrived I realized I had cleverly stored it in my backpack after the last adventure, so I was all set.

The least scenic but surely the most exciting part of the walk was trekking down what the map optimistically called an “unmaintained road.” It wasn’t technically part of the conservation area trails, but it was a public road that would get me back to where I wanted to be, and I did not foresee any real problems with this plan.

Water, it turned out, was the problem. Enormous, road-devouring pools of water. These were no mere puddles. Things were moving in them. Maybe just frogs? But they were opaque with mud, and way deeper than my hiking boots, so I carefully picked my way around them on the sides. (At one point there was a spider, and I will admit I almost turned back. But I made it!)

Avoiding the enormous water hazards was not even the most exciting part. No, that was when I was one water hazard away from the more maintained part of the road, and I spotted a truck coming towards me. The driver paused on the opposite side of the water, possibly contemplating whether he was really going to drive through it despite his (totally legit) misgivings. I stepped off to the side and pulled out my water bottle, signaling that I was just gonna wait right there until he decided.

Well, he went for it. And succeeded, so kudos on that. Optimistically, I like to think he knew what he was getting into with the rest of the road. Because there definitely wasn’t anywhere to turn around, which means he was either going to make it all the way through or wind up backing out. Hopefully all went well!

Anyway, that was the big excitement of the adventure. Also I saw some deer!

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marcicat: (black cat)

I took some notes as I was watching.

1. Okay, I think we all learned from ‘Frozen’ that you have to look carefully at the terms and conditions. If the spell doesn’t say romantic love, it doesn’t have to be romantic love. Which makes it pretty depressing, because that would mean this guy didn’t even take the time to get to know his own employees during the cursed years. Really, pal? Were you even trying?

2. Clearly Belle’s dad has not read as much as his daughter. ‘Ah, here I am in a creepy and *obviously* set apart from reality in some way castle.’ (the snow, if nothing else) ‘I think I’ll first eat something, and then take something. That’s never had dangerous consequences ever!’

3. Wait, wait — please tell me there’s a fic where both Maurice and Belle are just like ‘hey, sweet enchanted castle! Landlord’s a bit grumpy, but it’s way better than our village! We’re both staying!’

4. Or one where they keep switching off. ‘Oh, Papa had to go to the market for some new tools; I’ll be here till he gets back.’ And ‘Belle wanted to go to the library fundraising event, I’m taking her spot for a few days.’

5. Also, the fact that LeFou pays everyone to sing Gaston’s song is A+.

But I got a little bored, during the ‘look, we’re falling in love’ montage, and I stopped taking notes. I really thought the music box would be more important?

Overall I thought the movie was long, but I had fun watching it.

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marcicat: (stripey cat)

After a very fun but also busy weekend last week, I am excited to have a hermit day today. The hot weather makes a perfect excuse, too!

Today’s goals:

*no driving anywhere (saves money on gas, too!)

*pajamas all day (seriously, it’s shorts and a t-shirt, what difference does it make if I slept in them or not?)

*snacks (an important part of any joyful plan!)

*a movie (totally optional, but I have one on loan and it will be a great way to pretend it’s not 90F degrees for a few hours)

There’s something really cool about having a day where time is not broken into chunks (a few hours before work, errands in the afternoon, that sort of thing). It’s just the day, all day long.

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marcicat: (duckling)

Or rather, I’m driving a short distance to a forested area with well-marked trails to tromp around getting sunburned for a while. I can’t wait!

(Really, I’m looking forward to it. It turns out that my ‘regular voice’ and my ‘sarcastic voice’ are pretty identical, which probably says something uncomplimentary about my personality, but I am entirely genuine about this. Trees and sunshine! ::hearts::)

PS: I especially love trail bridges.

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marcicat: (hershey kiss)

And now that it really *is* Friday, another fic rec! (Huge thanks to bluemeridian, whose pinboard page brings great joy!)

I’m waiting through the weekend before I start in with the Wonder Woman fics, since most are full of spoilers. So here’s the Guardians of the Galaxy, visiting Peter’s family on Earth:

guess who just got back today, by irnan

“All right,” said Louisa sharply. “That’s enough, this a family dinner –”

“Well yeah, that’s why we’re fighting,” said Peter.

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marcicat: (iriomote_cat_warning)

An early fic rec!

Close Your Eyes, Give Me Your Hand, by speakpirate

(Gilmore Girls, set post reunion special)

Absolute favorite line:

“I don’t think it happens to everyone,” Lane is saying. “No one ever assumes you and I are a couple.”

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marcicat: drama llama (drama llama)

Given these two factors:

1. My workplace may or may not be moving an additional 30 minutes further away.

2. My job may or may not be slowly driving me around the bend.

I am currently looking at other options. Sadly, rich eccentric is still off the table. However:

1. Job hunting is basically awful.

2. It turns out I actually think *every* employer is willing to screw over their employees, I just think some of them do it more deliberately than others.

On the plus side, the sun is finally coming out after two days of rain, which is:

1. Astonishingly beautiful.

2. Hopefully going to provide a bonus mood bump.

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marcicat: (snowy cat)

So, you know, heads up and all — this fic is LONG and also still in-progress, and I haven’t finished it yet. But it’s the reason I didn’t post this morning, because it has Eaten My Day.

Of Queens, Knights, and Pawns, by chancecraz

Based off of amarielah’s tumbler promt “I need a Peggy Sue fic where TFA!Leia’s consciousness is sent back into ANH!Leia’s body and she decides that the only way to save her future son is to save her biodad from being an evil prick before he commits suicide-by-Sheev. Which is hard when she hates his guts and would happily kill him herself.”

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marcicat: (moon and stars)

Totally non-spoilery review coming up!

1. Totally awesome. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen. Gal Gadot was amazing. 11/10 would watch again.

2. Surely I was not the only one to walk out of the theater thinking, ‘Was that Remus Lupin?’ And yes, yes it was. David Thewlis (Sir Patrick in Wonder Woman) also played Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter movies.

3. For those who watched the scene in the trailer where Diana wears an evening gown and appears to have her sword tucked into the back of her dress, and thought, ‘Now *that* is where I draw the line on believability,’ fear not! She has her armor on *under* the dress!

4. So it looks like Chris Pine’s wildly inconsistent character representation in every Star Trek movie is not his fault? Because I thought he was great in this! Much more likable character than I expected!

5. It appears that the Justice League movie will not feature Wonder Woman as the main character, which seems like a mistake. How much do I want a movie where Diana, Lois, Martha, and Alfred meet up for coffee each morning and save the world, all while sending Bruce and Clark on increasingly improbably quests to remote places in the world? SO MUCH.

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marcicat: (starburst)

I love reading the wikipedia pages of comic book characters, because they present the most wild storylines in such a matter-of-fact way. And so… some Wonder Woman info gleaned from wikipedia, presented entirely without context:

1. Wonder Woman was capable of bench pressing 15,000 pounds.

2. Wonder Woman’s Amazon training gave her limited telepathy, profound scientific knowledge, and the ability to speak every language – even caveman and Martian languages.

3. She is able to astrally project herself into various lands of myth.

4. She can apparently leave the planet through meditation, and did this once to rescue Artemis while she was in hell.

5. She possesses an arsenal of advanced technology, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, [and] a tiara which serves as a projectile.

6. She also had a pair of red glowing magnetic earrings which allowed her to receive messages from Queen Desira of the planet Venus.

7. [The invisible plane] is shown as being able to fly at over 2,000 mph (3,200 km/h) and to send out rainbow rays that penetrate the mist around Paradise Island, as well as landing stealthily and having a built-in radio.

8. Thanks to tinkering by gremlins, the Plane even developed intelligence and the power to talk.

9. Diana can slam the bracelets together to create a wave of concussive force capable of making strong beings like Superman’s ears bleed.

[1-9 are direct quotes from the Wonder Woman wikipedia page]

10. Looking for a soundtrack to make you feel like bench pressing 15,000 pounds, astral project, and talk with an invisible plane? Check out the Wonder Woman theme music!

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marcicat: (aquarius dreamsheep)

You know what’s great about Wonder Woman’s superhero name? Truth in advertising.

*Wonder Woman: is she a wonder? yes! is she a woman? also yes! a+ name, 100% score

*Batman: is he a bat? no! is he a man? yes. 50% score.

*Superman: is he super? a matter of debate. is he a man? not a human one. score unclear.

*Flash: is he a flash? no. does his power involve flashing? no. is his power light-related? no. very confusing, 0% score.

*Green Lantern: is he green? no. is he a lantern? no. 20% grandfathered score since it’s an inherited title, plus Kermit bonus points, total score 25%.

*Nightwing: is he the night? no, that’s Batman. does he have wings? i don’t think so but to be fair i haven’t followed his character arc. 10% bonus points for it being a cool name anyway.

*Aquaman: pretty good name, actually? being an aquatic man and all that. plus i know almost nothing about this character except that Jason Momoa played Ronon on Stargate Atlantis, so 80% nostalgia score.

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