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( May. 9th, 2020 04:24 pm)
I have chosen to stop trying to keep this fic post updated. Instead, you can find a full, updated look at what I've written at my AO3 account.
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( Sep. 28th, 2016 08:03 pm)
Do you ever sit down and read a book and just grow more and more convinced that it started life as fanfiction? Not even any particular fanfiction, just - there’s something about it. Something about the characters, something about the tropes and the narrative, something about the choice of slang terms and the year it was published, leaving you to suspect that this might have, once upon a time, started life as a Prison Break Space Opera AU. (Okay, the Prison Break bit might have more to do with me currently being into Coldwave and basically picturing Mike and Keelan as if played by Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell...)

And I’m a little sad that I didn’t read it sooner, because the yuletide nominations are closed - then again, it’s the first book in a trilogy, all of which is published and right there to be read. Next year, though. Next year.

A bit of google-fu later and apparently Svolgart has also published paranormal romance m/m novels in English under a pseudonym, This does not exactly lessen my suspicions. Also, apparently Livets Barske Lektie will be published in English under the title of “Learning the Hard Way”. Which would make the yuletide fic more realistic to hope for, though part of what is cool about the book is that it’s in Danish, you know? Oh well…
So, I was at the library tonight, and for no particular reason (okay, I was trying to see if I could take the pokestop behind the library without having to actually go behind the library) I wandered into the children's library and spotted the new edition of Knusum Kranikum on display, so I picked it up to see if I could tell what was new about it.

It had a foreword.

Talking about how Dennis Jürgensen had felt they needed an update, because back when they were written - in the late 80s - Catharina and Arnold didn't have access to all these newfangled things like internet and cell phones. And I'm just - why?

Yes, yes, new readers, and I know I'm not the target audience for the new editions, but - I just. Why? (I'm feeling a bit like when I heard that they'd started publishing brand new The Three Investigators stories - apparently the German publishers kept the series going and going?)

Well, at least I suppose it's a good thing I didn't nominate "Krøniker fra Kvæhl" for Yuletide.
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( Sep. 20th, 2016 06:18 pm)
You get an e-mail from Nordisk Film about a free Westworld event at the cinema. You call trying to get a ticket, but all lines are busy. You go pokemon hunting for a bit, then try again, only now the automated message has changed and now it's saying that event is sold out. (Is it sold out if the thing was free in the first place? Nevermind...)

Typical.

Apart from that I'm just sitting down to watch the first episode of the second season of Lucifer - which is premiering almost no time after the end of season one. Unlike Vikings, who just announced that season 4B will only be a fall show for literally less than a handfull of hours...

Apart from Lucifer, I've finished watching Justified (I will miss Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder's fucked up frenemy thing - even though these last couple seasons I grew to dislike Raylan and they barely interacted for far too long.)

And I just watched the entire run of Doris & Mary-Anne Are Breaking Out Of Jail. Which is less than ten minutes, but a fairly fun webseries about a couple of women prisoners in the 1920s, though I'm not confident enough in my knowledge of the roaring 20s to dare to offer it for Yuletide. Hey, [personal profile] calvinahobbes, might this be something you'd like?

Speaking of Yuletide - two down, one to go.

Oh, and I'm trying to get people to write Coldwave Creature AUs fanfics, which lead me to write a centaur!Mick Rory in the wild west ficlet.

The Start of a Beautiful Friendship (1520 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mick Rory/Leonard Snart
Characters: Mick Rory, Leonard Snart
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Western, Coldwave Creature AU Extravaganza, Centaurs, First Meeting
Summary:He’s working for the mine when he meets Snart.

That, in and of itself, isn’t exactly surprising. Mick’s been working in mines since that day when he, barely a half-grown colt at the time, had followed the crazy old Scot who had shacked up with his mother down the mine shaft and watched him set the charges.

He’d never looked back.

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( Sep. 13th, 2016 09:16 pm)
It is a good and sensible and logical decision to merge The Royal Library and the State Library, because frankly, it's a bit silly to have two national libraries. But it is a sad thing that they are apparently going to abandoned the name The Royal Library, because it's been The Royal Library for more than 300 years, you know?

I bet it's the royals who want their crown back, the same way they went after all those inns...

Nevermind me, I'm just spending time writing a silly crossover between the MCU and CW's DC verse.

Little Spider Lost (9668 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014), DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Peter Parker, Leonard Snart, Mick Rory
Additional Tags: Crossover, Alternate Universes
Summary: One moment you're in the middle of a huge superhero fight in an airport in some bit of Germany you probably couldn't even find on a map, doing your level best to be an awesome superhero and impress Mr. Stark, the next there's a bright red light that envelops the entire world. The moment after that you're standing (somewhat unsteadily) on the top of a skyscraper, staring out at a city you've never seen before.
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( Sep. 9th, 2016 05:18 pm)
It occurred to me yesterday, as I was considering what to nominate for Yuletide, that I'd give almost anything for a good, well-acted tv show version of Dennis Jürgensen's "Krøniker fra Kvæhl" novels.

I mean, imagine it. The books are pure 80s nostalgia at this point - so, the scenes set in our world would ride the same wave that "Stranger Things" and "Super-8", that sort of thing is playing with. And then the scenes in Kvæhl - not photorealistic, not obviously cgi, no, no, no. Gimme 80s fantasy - gimme "Legend" and "Labyrinth", deep and dark and twisted and with just a touch of the Warhammer game's aesthetic. Animatronics and practical effects and lots and lots of mist.

Just imagine it.

But this is Denmark and no, they're never going to make anything even remotely like that, are they? :-(

(I've just noticed that apparently the series was published in what Tellerup is claiming is a heavily revised and expanded edition a few years ago - I'm almost afraid to even consider ordering them from the library. What if they are ruined? Or if my love of those books are only nostalgia?)
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( Sep. 1st, 2016 10:44 pm)
I survived the DHL!!!* (And hatched my first bulbasaur along the way.)

*Just the walk, not the run - just a five kilometer walk in a group and not the five kilometer run in a relay race, because no way, nope, never doing that.
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Comics )

Total number of books and comics read this month: 17
Currently reading: The Book of Cthulhu, The High Crusade by Poul Anderson, Fables: The Wolf Among Us by Matthew Sturges and The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Total number of books and comics read this year: 165


Well, that answers that question. (Oh look, Thor's got a boyfriend!
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( Aug. 24th, 2016 09:38 pm)
Couple of hundred pages into The Fifth Season (which is a good book and I might need to find more books by this author).

Beginning to suspect that there's only one main character and that the narrative is moving back and forth in time. As you do.
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( Aug. 20th, 2016 07:18 pm)
I have returned from sunny Scotland (no, seriously, sunny - a bit of rain friday when I arrived and some rain on the friday when I left, but the days between - sunny and nice and warm).

Have spent an awful lot of time walking - seriously, whose brilliant idea was it to build Edinburgh across what is for all intents and purposes a canyon and a hill? And in layers? Seriously, it's a city to make city planners cry. (And with Fringe and everything there was too many people in the city center for me to get much Pokemon Go played - I did get a little done, especially walking to Leith, but not much).

I've done the tourist thing - seen the National Museum and National Library, the Botanical Gardens, the royal yacht, Surgeons Halls museums, the Writers Museum, done walking tours about writers and ghosts and underground chambers, and I went to the Tattoo (which was a lot nerdier at times than expected).

And then I caught the train to Inverness (which was ridiculously cheap, because I had bought tickets early - going all the way up and back down through half of Scotland cost me less than just getting from here to Odense) to visit the lovely starrose17 for a couple of days. We played minigolf, strolled in Inverness' tiny botanical garden, went to the cinema to watch Suicide Squad (which I actually liked), watched movies at her place (including Batman v Superman, which I was surprised to actually like as well, and Taxi, which is still fun and I hadn't seen it in ages), oh, and we went sailing on Loch Ness in absolutely gorgeous, sunny, warm weather - the poor guide on the boat was at a complete loss for words, that's how gorgeous the weather was - ending with a bit of time to explore the ruins of Castle Urquhart. It was great fun.

And now I am back in Denmark, where the rain has apparently been waiting for me. Typical.
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( Aug. 5th, 2016 05:32 pm)
According to Politiken (and other people I know who have reported ridiculous amounts of Pokemon hunters there) the garden behind my once-a-week place of work is the absolutely best Pokemon hunting ground in the country.

And I've only had the game for a week, and it's my vacation, so I haven't even been by...

Maybe I should go to Copenhagen early monday - maybe get off at Østerport, see what a walk through Kastellet and then past Amalienborg and Nyhavn and onwards might net me (if nothing else a few kilometres) before going ghostbusting...

(Also, I should probably get the mobilepay app downloaded before monday, so nobody (you know who you are) will mock me if it's not there yet...)
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( Aug. 2nd, 2016 11:58 am)
This week and the next two is just vacation time.

I'll be heading for Scotland for a while, but until then my main plans involve - well, I want to see Ghostbusters and Suicide Squad. And play Pokemon - I finally got my new phone and everything, and we will not talk about how many rattatas and weedles I've been catching, because it's ridiculous. And read books and finish watching Cleverman and Preacher.

Maybe hope for a day when the weather will be nice and not threaten to rain at awkward intervals, because I've been thinking of going up to Hillerød for a bit - bring a book, find a nice bench in the castle garden and just hang. Or maybe go to Bakken and ditto, except with a rollercoaster ride on top. Maybe monday. Weather forecast for monday looks promising so far. Anybody want to go with me to Bakken on monday?

And I'm still writing Flash/Legends of Tomorrow fanfic, possibly as a rebound from Vikings (which still hasn't even gotten a date for season 4B, and the trailer for it pretty much has me convinced that Ragnar's about to die his snakey death, so... we'll see if I keep up with the show past season 4, because frankly, they might not be changing the title, but as radical changes as they're making, I think it's getting to be more in the nature of a spin-off than the same show). Though I'm unhappy, because it's all well and good that Wentworth Miller will be back next season (slightly off topic - should I watch Prison Break?), but I don't want Captain Cold as part of Legion of Doom, I want him as the token evil teammate/unreliable criminal sometime ally.

Anyway, writing Flash fic, and somehow that's made me write a fluffy threesome fic with more smut than I usually write. Which - I don't usually write smut, I suck at smut, how the hell did I write this fic anyway?

Making Up Is Hard To Do (7837 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 6/6
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mick Rory/Leonard Snart, Barry Allen/Mick Rory/Leonard Snart
Characters: Mick Rory, Leonard Snart, Barry Allen
Additional Tags: Threesome - M/M/M, Domestic Fluff, Fluff and Smut
Summary: How the hell is Mick going to arrange his I-am-sorry-I-wasn’t-around-to-help-when-your-scumbag-dad-showed-back-up-look-I-got-you-the-superhero-kid-you-like-so-much threesome if he doesn’t even know the kid’s name?!
Books )

Comics )

Total number of books and comics read this month: 25
Currently reading: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 148
Reading the catalogue for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

They've got a theater version of Terry Pratchett's Mort!!!

Except the only day I could have done that is the day I've got a ticket for the Tattoo :-( :-( :-(

Oh well.

(There are other things. So now I have to decide whether to go see Shake at the Edinburgh International Festival or something from Fringe. And I still need to pick a ghost tour of some sort. And apparently Fringe has a Book Lovers Tour, so there's that. And they're apparently premiering a documentary on Neil Gaiman, which just a few years ago I would have been so there for, but now? I dunno. (Also, a rather impressive amount of plays involving either Shakespeare or Sherlock Holmes.)

Decisions, decisions. Anybody have any recs? Or recs for Edinburgh in general? Museums, places to stroll, best food in town?
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( Jul. 23rd, 2016 11:22 am)
And new phone subscription ordered. With a ridiculous amount of data, because it was the cheapest... (don't ask me, I don't work there).

I'm keeping my old number, if anyone was wondering, so nobody need to worry about me suddenly not answering text messages or anything (except possibly on the day of transfer - which should be soon - we'll see.)

Anyway:

New phone ☑

New phone subscription ☑

Gotta catch'em all - pending
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( Jul. 12th, 2016 05:33 pm)
Does anybody have any negative opinions about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge? Or positive ones?

(No, I am not seriously planning to go buy a phone because of a vague desire to try and play the new Pokemon game. I have been in the market for a proper phone for a year, at least, I think. But I am the person who finally got around to getting laser surgery because she wanted to try Himmelskibet in Tivoli).
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