athenejen: (yuletide)
Dear Yuletide Writer )

The Dresden Files - Jim Butcher [Note: spoilers through Cold Days] )

October Daye Series - Seanan McGuire [Note: spoilers through Chimes at Midnight] )

Gosford Park (2001) )

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) )

New York Rangers RPF )

Lost Coastlines - Okkervil River (Song) )

The bottom line is: I like a huge variety of stuff (and am all in favor of experiments, creativity, and unusual things), I'm harder than usual to squick, and I'm willing to try almost anything. Please just enjoy the writing, and I know I'll have fun reading it. :)

much love,
[livejournal.com profile] athenejen
athenejen: iAthena (athena)
To flail about the fact that Hockey RPF is a qualifying fandom for Remix Redux this year, and I've written enough Hockey RPF stories to qualify! I'm kind of really incredibly excited about this, as I've wanted to participate in Remix for years but I've never had enough stories in a single fandom to qualify before. I'm looking forward to the challenge!

In the meantime, I'm still hockey obsessed. Got to watch the Blackhawks beat down the Blues at United Center last week while visiting family in Chicago, which was pretty amazing -- the atmosphere there is really something else -- and am now the proud owner of a small teddy bear Tazer. He was almost a teddy bear Kaner or teddy bear Duncs instead, but I just couldn't resist his adorable little supercilious expression. I fall a little more in love with my Dallas and Texas Stars every day, it's completely ridiculous. Also ridiculous are my many affectionate feelings about so many players on so many teams. Mostly based on their actual hockey playing, these days (but not solely, I must admit). For example, I've had a thing for Ryan McDonagh since I snagged him for my fantasy hockey team in 2011-12 partway through the year because of injuries and then couldn't ever bring myself to switch him back out because he was always so consistent and steady; watching the Flyers @ Rangers game tonight gave me super embarrassingly proud feelings I probably shouldn't admit to. Only things like that happen basically all the time. It's just a fact of my life now. Another day, another hockey enthusiasm. ♥

I have all sorts of Olympics things to say (especially about the figure skating! That Russian ice dancing team that did the Swan Lake made me swoon), and also things about such diverse topics as Community, Elementary (Joan Watson ♥_♥), Lone Survivor (which gave me such a craving for GK fic), the Lego Movie, the Voice, Dancing with the Stars (Meryl & Maks forever!!), Grimm, the October Daye books, and I'm sure tons of other things not coming to mind right now. And I should probably make a Yuletide post covering the past couple of years at some point...
athenejen: iAthena (Default)
I have been wanting to make ALL THE POSTS, to go along with needing to do ALL THE THINGS (including ALL THE UNPACKING and ALL THE WRITING), and therefore miring myself in indecision and failing to post/do/accomplish anything. So instead of ALL THE POSTS, for now, have three things.

1. As someone who literally chose her undergrad major by sitting down with a list of the majors my school offered and crossing them off one by one, this might be my favorite xkcd ever.

2. Ryan McDonagh and Adam Henrique FOUGHT during the Game 4! It wasn't much of a fight, really, but I'd been contemplating shipping McDonagh & Henrique for a game or two now (for hatesex-type purposes, primarily), so this made me feel all vindicated. (Of course, I also ship McDonagh & Derek Stepan, in the "have known each other forever" vein. I've been tempted to write them, though it would be easier if they'd been Golden Gophers instead of Badgers together, just 'cause I know a lot more about the University of Minnesota than about Wisconsin, and it would be fun to write something set in the Twin Cities. But perhaps high school, or maybe summer. Hmm.) (Have I mentioned that I really like Ryan McDonagh? I really like Ryan McDonagh. His play has impressed me all year, and he's been a beast in the playoffs. He played over 53 minutes in that triple overtime game vs the Caps. 53! That's nearly an entire hockey game.)

3. The reactions of Team Russia and Team Slovakia upon winning gold and silver, respectively, at Worlds. Yes, I'd like have seen Team USA go farther (and Canada, for that matter, and also Sweden, for Loui Eriksson), but Zdeno Chara wearing Demitra's jersey for the ceremony was basically amazing and made me tear up, and oh, the Russians were SO HAPPY, it was a delight to watch them. They tossed their coach in the air! That is pretty freaking adorable. A couple of random observations: I hadn't realized Datsyuk and Malkin were so fond of each other! I wish Datsyuk and his sneaky sense of humor showed up in more fic. Ovechkin handed the championship trophy Varlamov, who kissed it, raised it over his head, and promptly fell on his ass -- but didn't drop the trophy! Nikulin grabbed it from him to pass on to another Russian player, while Ovechkin and Semin (or Syomin, according to his Team Russia jersey) helped him up, all of them smiling and laughing. Super cute.
Music:: "(or so claims meta-academic epidemiology)"
Mood:: 'okay' okay
location: Round the Bend

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