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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 09:21pm on 05/06/2008 under , , ,
I wonder if bandom is taking over my brain specifically in response to my end-of-term insanity? As a diversion or something. I'm going to be up all night grading as it is, but all I really want to do (besides go back downstairs and continue watching The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. with [ profile] marinarusalka and [ profile] eowyns) is write up the huge (like, ~25 fics huge) intro-to-bandom recs set I was up until 3:30 am compiling the links for last night. And then, in the ~4 hours of sleep I did manage to get, I'm pretty sure my dream-self spent most of it flirting with Bob Bryar. *facepalm*

At least he was flirting back?
Mood:: 'busy' busy
location: Lucien's Library
Music:: Bethany & Rufus, 900 Miles
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Reading livejournal today has been pure pleasure. Having all these reactions to last night's SPN episode to read was like a breath of fresh air -- seriously, like CPR performed on a drowning person, given how my life has been recently.

spoilers for SPN 3x11 and the preview for next week's episode )

Incidentally, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. just keeps getting more and more fabulous. One of the new characters in the episode we saw last night took the show's usual slashy subtext to new heights of "no really, if that's not flirting, I don't know what is." Such a fun show, even beyond the slashiness. I especially love how pretty much all the women tend to seriously kick ass. They don't get as much repeat screentime, maybe, as all the major recurring characters are male (with one minor exception), but there have been many women over the course of the episodes we've watched so far, and the overwhelming majority of them have been strong and competent and proactive and self-determined and just basically awesome. Yay.
location: Lucien's Library
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
Music:: Coverville 242: Your requests are my valentine to you
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 05:25pm on 14/12/2007 under , , ,
Is it a bad thing that I'm already looking ahead to next year's Yuletide and thinking about what I might ask for? At least I have a good draft of this year's story already done, to be edited this weekend, so I don't have to feel like I'm completely jumping the gun, but still.

[ profile] marinarusalka and [ profile] eowyns and I have been watching The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. on Thursdays before our usual Supernatural episode, and I think it's absolutely going on my list next year. Now it's just a question of figuring out what pairing I want most! Brisco/Bowler? Brisco/Socrates? Brisco/Dixie? (Because Dixie is fucking awesome -- talk about a woman with some kickass agency!) Brisco & Comet? Brisco & his father? Brisco & the Professor? Hell, Brisco/Bly? Man, I'm going to be sad when we run out of episodes. Luckily there are 27 of them, even if it's only one season.

Meanwhile, I'm reading the world's first novel, The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu (translated and abridged by Edward Seidensticker), for the class I'm TAing, and I have a sneaking suspicion that it's making it onto next year's Yuletide list, too. It was the rampant Genji/To no Chujo (his brother-in-law) in the "An Autumn Excursion" chapter (in which they catch each other having embarrassing liasons with the same elderly court lady, have a mock fight, and leave together in all camaraderie; earlier in the chapter they perform the dance "Waves of the Blue Ocean" together for the court) that really sparked this plan, but in thinking on it, Genji/Prince Hyobu would be deliciously twisted, and is explicitly supported by the text, as they check each other out in the "Lavender" chapter, each thinking that if the other were of the opposite gender, he would be interested. Twisted because Prince Hyobu is (secretly) the father of the girl that Genji has kidnapped with the intent of eventually making her one of his wives (who is named Murasaki, and seems to be the author's analogue in the book). Not that Prince Hyobu knows that Genji is the one that kidnapped her when the checking out is going on, though Genji is aware of the Prince being her father. Ah, court intrigue!

I feel mildly dirty slashing things I'm reading for class, but I swear, The Tale of Genji just asks for it.
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
location: Lucien's Library
Music:: The Nina, The Pinta & The Santa Maria, You Never Finish What You Start