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Jul. 25th, 2017 01:55 pm
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Sooooo... Descendants 2. I don't know how coherent my thoughts will be, so I'm just going to rattle off things I remember and we'll roll with it.

Overall, I enjoyed it. I couldn't tell you if I liked it more or about the same as the first, but I will say I had expectations for this movie and did not for the first so that does tend to influence things just a tad.
Also influencing things was the feeling that we'd somehow missed something very important and that we were going to spend the whole movie chasing that thing or just never find it. I'm still not 100% sold on this being intentional. Definitely was for the opening song but after, say, an hour, the movie still felt strangely paced. Which probably had a lot to do with how it ended, honestly.

So let's skip to the end and spoil it all. )

I enjoyed the end number more than I did the one for the first movie and it seemed like everyone was having a lot of fun so that helped too. Also, like the first movie: everyone show up in long dresses and then have them magically get shorter for the big finale! Good, good times.


Unrelated, but there is a huge spider right by my front door. Huge. o_O

Descendants 2: Quick Take

Jul. 24th, 2017 08:11 pm
impy: Pretty Little Liars Emily holding a coffee mug, looking super sweet. (PLL: Emily Sweet)
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Storm's a-brewin' so this is gonna be quick, but I finally got around to watching Descendants 2. Um, that Mal/Evie song. Am I not supposed to take that as a total 'ship thing? Because uh...

Seriously.

Also, the Mal/Jay little friendship moments thrown in here and there were fantastic and made me happy. I should really get off my ass and read the other books, huh?

Welp, storm's here so I'm gonna go and spare you all... for now.

Oh SDCC roundup time

Jul. 24th, 2017 12:05 pm
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Let's talk about toys, shall we?

So. SDCC was a thing that happened, eh? And new shiny things appeared and I am going to need a cheat sheet because fandom is so scattered for me at the moment that I've got nothin'. I miss a more concentrated fandom but I don't really care enough to seek out wherever they've gone to hang out so instead I'll sit here and blather.

Because there are pictures, we shall cut. )

In non-SDCC doll news, AG seems to have pushed their Create Your Own line back due to either not wanting people to be able to use their 20% off coupons OR not being able to hire people who can update a website without borking everything all to hell. Or both, really. I'd say it doesn't really do much to me only apparently I have birthday money and could have, in theory, used it most unwisely. You snooze, you loose, AG. Also, I really wanted to play with however they'd have the site set up for making your own. I had plans, company, and you borked them. Woe.

Ohgod. Their commercial is... I have no words. You'd think they would have found a way to make their dollmaker thing better than it was, what, five years ago? But no. And this time there's more than $200 riding on how accurate it is each time. Oh, AG. OH.


Oh. I really did have plans but Mums seems to have said no, nope, not doing the plans she set into motion. Bets on whether the boy drops by to give me my gift?

Less fluffy

Jul. 24th, 2017 09:44 am
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Dear caffeine, please hit my system soon so I'm less cranky and whiny and basically less of a brat. Or, if that's not possible, could I at least not realize how much of a brat I am? I could be blissfully unaware and that could be fun, too.

Let's see. This is going to basically jump around as my interest comes in waves and also I'm in a mood.

The less fluffy stuff first, I suppose.
Cousin stuff. )

Went out yesterday with Ari & D. We hit the mall and stopped at the foodcourt so she could eat and we chatted and it was nice and weird all at the same time, as all things with Ari will probably be until the end of forever. I think I caught her on a not so great day (not bad, just not... great?) but I don't know for sure. I hadn't seen her in forever for a variety of reasons (namely, I'm 92% sure her uncle, who had a stroke sometime within the last year, moved in with them and things have been extra chaotic and also I am very good at flaking on things but so are they) so I did not flake this time. She put her head on my shoulder at lunch which was nice because hey, sweet and also weird because pre-Incident Ari wouldn't have done so unless she was dead tired or hiding from something in a scary movie. But a new normal is to be expected, so you roll with it and as far as things go, it's a nice change.

Wandered around FYE while D did an exchange and I debated buying all kinds of useless stuff I don't need but decided to save my money in case we hit another store with more interesting useless stuff for cheaper. We did not, so I didn't spend my money. Huzzah.

Then we went back to their house and basically watched movies. Watched You've Got Mail which I know I watched way back when and fucking hated but I don't remember if Ari and I watched it together or if it was one where we both saw it, but not together. In any case, I figured I might as well give it another shot. Sometimes you change enough to appreciate movies you previously disliked.

NOPE. I'd forgotten it opened with them blatantly emotionally cheating on their SOs and basically coasting on, "hey, you liked Sleepless in Seattle, right?" to gloss over that. Sigh. On the plus side, at least D was just as outraged by the ending as I was when I first saw it. FINALLY. I swear, when it first came out people would get really upset if you said you didn't like it, especially if you were at all computer friendly. "B-but you should love this movie!" No. I shouldn't. Because it is AWFUL. So vindication at last!
And I blather because why not. )

That went and got long. Not sure if I feel better having vented or if the caffeine finally kicked in but I'll take it either way.

I think I'll put the fluffier stuff in its own post and leave this as just needing to ramble.

Yay! New Harley!

Jul. 23rd, 2017 03:22 pm
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Two’s fun, but three’s a PARTY!
There’s one more guest joining Wonder Woman & Starfire at the Masquerade Ball! ♦️ ✨ Who do you think this party guest is?

It's a Harley! Over the moon that they remembered her. (Now if we can get the other girls...)

Blogflog - Creative Emptiness

Jul. 23rd, 2017 04:11 am
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Creative Emptiness )

New Starfire doll

Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:37 pm
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We’re continuing our exclusive Fall lineup reveals with this 🔥 fiery 🔥 doll! 🎁 ✨ Looks like Starfire is getting ready to join Wonder Woman at the Masquerade Ball later this year!

New Wonder Woman doll

Jul. 21st, 2017 12:51 pm
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We’re loving today’s exclusive San Diego Comic Con reveal!
If you guessed this new doll was Wonder Woman, you nailed it! She’s traded in her Lasso of Truth for a masquerade mask, but she still looks STRONG! ✨
The Wonder Woman Masquerade Doll is coming your way later this year!!
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How I spent yesterday, the shorter version.

Got off work mostly on time after having an interesting chat with one of the newer people (we'd never spoken before) where she basically told me alllllllllllllll her friend's business and welp. That's a thing.

Stopped at McDonald's for breakfast, pretty much negating my night of drinking mostly water instead of more sugary goodies. I tried to be good, universe. Still, better that than nothing.

Came home and somehow lost my morning to paying bills, talking briefly to my uncle and then trying to follow his directions for something to help Mums and oh, yeah, battling the impossible.

While skipping through FB to see if there was an update on my cousin (there was not), I stumbled across Hot Topic and their boasting of their Summer Con exclusives. Normally I don't pay a damn bit of attention to such things but then I saw her. Luna. Freakin'. Lovegood.

I might've broken a record finding her on their site and throwing her in my basket and trying to check out only to be thwarted by her disappearing at the last second. What the heck, Lovegood?! Yeah. She kept showing up as available only to laugh and say no, although it never went as far as the first time when she legitimately showed up in my bag long enough to get my hopes up.

I debated it long and hard (at least a good minute and a half once I realized HT's site was just messing with me) and wandered over to ebay and set a limit on what I was willing to pay and found one that didn't sell out from under me. Again. Anyone other than Luna and I'd have walked away.

Then found out Chester Bennington died and wondered if [personal profile] luxken27 knew. Went to sleep shortly thereafter, only to be woken by Mums for dinner and to let me know my cousin died. I get all the best ways to wake up, no?

Throw in a period scripted by Stephen King and I wasn't looking forward to work but apparently I dozed just long enough to miss my window to call out and not get murdered. So I went and it wasn't bad.

Had some blather here, will try again when my head is a little less frazzled. My heart is a little less sad when I see how many people love him and will miss him.

Shock and awe!

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:07 pm
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Wow, they finally did something with Catwoman!

The end of an era.

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:26 pm
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Well, fuck.

Considering the spate of musician deaths in the last couple of years, it was only a matter of time before it claimed one I considered my own.

I was a late comer to the Linkin Park bandwagon; it wasn't until "Faint" from their 2003 album Meteora that I sat up and paid attention. I still remember my reaction to hearing that song for the first time, because hearing it now, fourteen years later, I have the same reaction.



IDK. It just got into my blood.

I've often said that music is the lifeblood of my creativity, and never has that been so apt as to when it came to LP. Their songs are all over my stories; hell, in my Daria universe, Mystik Spiral basically takes LP's career path. Both of my Daria stories feature LP songs; all of the fic I've written for that series (quite a bit of it unpublished) was originally named after one of their songs.

Early LP was the perfect fit for Inuyasha's anger and frustration with the world, and I had, once upon a time, planned to do a collection of stories based off of songs from Meteora. As the band's sound evolved, so did their ability to spark my inspiration. The last album I purchased was 2010's A Thousand Suns, the making of which more or less served to cement my 1000% crush on Mike Shinoda.

Learning that Chester is gone still doesn't feel real. I didn't believe it until I saw Mike's statement on Twitter, and I was absolutely crushed, especially for him. In all of their making of clips, you can see that they had a pretty special bond as the creative forces of the group. Chester was the soul of the band, and now that he's gone...

IDK. I don't know what they're going to do, how they're going to react, what's going to happen to their seventeen years of bandom togetherness. How can LP exist without their charismatic frontman? I found them late, but they have meant the world to me, even if I'm perpetually 5 years behind the times. I would listen to Chester sing the damned phone book - his talent was that phenomenal.

He was so young. SO young. I hope that he didn't take his own life, or that if he did, it was accidental, like Scott Weiland's sudden overdose. I have no expectation that this will bear out, but I just can't stand the thought of someone like him, who was so warm and positive and just really fucking amazing, in that sort of anguish and pain. He had a really difficult childhood, one that haunted him for the better part of his life, but he'd turned the corner over the last couple of years. The cycle was supposed to end with him, not end him.

My heart goes out to his family and his bandmates and to my fellow fans, a lot of whom relied on LP's music to bring them out of their own dark places. It was nice to be on social media when the news broke, to see the outpouring of grief and love alongside the slack-jawed astonishment. It helped, knowing I wasn't the only one whose day came to a sudden, abrupt halt, who sat there numb and fighting back tears. I read the responses to Mike's tweet confirming the death and almost came to tears again.

I hope Chester is at peace now. There will never be another one like him.

Blogflog - The Book is Done!

Jul. 21st, 2017 02:16 am
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The Book is Done! )

head's up

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:01 am
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A doll and action figure for Cheetah are being revealed at SDCC

The text from the Facebook entry: In the spirit of San Diego Comic-Con kicking off today, we have some exciting doll announcements to make right here on Facebook—just for you, heroes!! Let’s do this!
This speedy DC Super Hero Girl is the PURRRfect addition to any play sesh! Think you know who it is? Comment below and race back tomorrow to see if you’re right!

this summer can suck it

Jul. 19th, 2017 07:13 pm
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I dislike the summer. Immensely. My cousin had a stroke last... Friday? Earlier? I don't know, time has been fuzzy. Anyway, he had a stroke though they weren't sure at the time what happened. And, like my aunt (and father eons ago), he seemed to be getting better only to make it hurt that much more when the universe screamed, "psych!" and now he's in hospice care. The one consolation I take in this is that he's not alone and seemed to be with it enough to have helped make the decision. Then again, I could be wrong on that last bit (not the alone part) and they could just be going based solely on what he said after his father died.

In any case, my cousin is dying and my heart just is tired of this.


Mums did try and warn me yesterday that it sounded like things would go in this direction, so it's not completely out of left field. It just sucks. Suuuuuuuuuuucks.


And in unrelated, but still sucky news, one night of work in and my feet already feel like hell. To be fair, I was the idiot who forgot to wear her foot brace thing but still. One night. Stupid damn near concrete floor.

In other news of the non-sucky type, my Cleo & Ghoulia order has 'shipped' though as far as I can tell they haven't gone anywhere and are just sitting in WI, chillin'. Doing nothing. Still have to remember to email them about the shipping charge.
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Title: Maybe Baby
Fandom: The Baby-sitters Club
Universe: Post-canon
Genre: Family
Rating: M
Warning: Sexual content
Word Count: 2,941
Summary: First in a new series. If it came down to a choice between having her, or having a child of his very own, then he would choose her every time.

Links: DW | AO3

Written for the “hollow” prompt on my 2017 Summer Mini Challenge table.

So if you were curious about this post on Tumblr, allow me to put you out of your misery :P

And now I shall attempt to juggle two simultaneous headcanons for the same characters at the same time )

This series is going to be written exclusively from Charlie's POV, mostly because I think that will be the most interesting way to tell this. If he could birth a baby himself, he'd do it, but he can't - so he'll go through his wife's pregnancy every step of the way, from this moment of them deciding to start trying, to her actually having the baby, and beyond.

I know kid!fic isn't everyone's cup of tea. It isn't even my cup of tea, but I've had a surprisingly nice response to the first two entries in this series. We'll see if anybody else wants to board this train with me, or if they'd rather stick to the fun falling-in-love Count Me In universe instead. These two post-canon continuums are totally unrelated. Which will make life interesting for me, because I'll be working on them both at the same time. Luckily, writing for one tends to inspire me to pursue ideas for the other, so hopefully this won't be the last SMC fill for these two in some capacity :D

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Jul. 15th, 2017 10:48 am
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Is today the Hallmark Ornament thing? I think it might be. In any case, that's not normally my thing but the last year or so I've kept an eye on it because I swear, it's like Hallmark goes digging through my interests for ideas. You've got classic MLP, Rainbow Brite, DC Superhero Girls... I'm actually tempted by DCSG Wondy. She looks pretty snazzy. Probably won't though as I'm a slacker and rarely buy figure ornaments. But if I did, she and Moondancer would probably be near the top of the list. Not quite the top because they do have Halloween things. Little the mini owl, that little pumpkin tree stand thing, and I like the raven (which is basically their bird mold but in purple for Halloween) ohoh, and the haunted house.

But I haven't the money so I am once more saved thanks to the powerpuff girls being broke. Huzzah?

I believe I shall spend the next hour or so (gotta give myself a cutoff time) perusing the various Halloween things that've been popping up online and then I'm going to do... something. I dunno what. Maybe give American Gods another whirl. Maybe find a new place to straighten up. I'll figure it out. Mebbe.

Oh, did I ever mention my one and only Prime Day order? They had a box/case of MH minis for $25 and I figured what the hey, the latest reviews said they were onto S1W4 and that's the one I didn't have anywhere near a full set of, and if they'd moved beyond that set onto S2, well, so much the better. They hadn't. I wound up with S1W4 and I'm content with it. I've only opened four so far, but I'm trying to pace myself. We'll see how long that lasts. :P

My Sephora order finally showed up yesterday. Pretty late, I'd gone up to take a late nap (after 5?) when Mums called up that it had arrived. Anyway, I am ever so glad I took my time going through the free samples to choose non-foundations because, y'know, foundation samples always hit the middle of the road and are too goddamned dark for me so why bother. Nope, I dunno if they just didn't bother to look at my preferences or they'd run out by the time they actually got around to filling the order or what, but I wound up with the makeup wipes I'd requested and two foundation samples. One *might* work but the other is so, so off the mark that I'm only going to try it to laugh.

But I got my little rollerball of Stella, the perfume I like but will never buy because I'm not spending $80+ on perfume thank you, so I'm happy.

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Jul. 14th, 2017 04:57 pm
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Huh. Well, I feel like a jackass. I waited til all the episodes of American Gods were over to even think of watching it because I thought I'd have to do the free trial thing on Amazon. Nope, turns out we have that channel but since I pretty much watch all of three channels (six if you count me getting lucky and the HD versions of those channels working) I didn't realize it.

But I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make it through this series because holyfuckballs, I don't need or want to see that much blood and carnage. o_O Soooo... what is a girl to do?


Distract herself with the tale of the Sephora Birthday Order, I suppose. Monday I ordered something small and ponied up for the Flash Shipping (mainly so I'd get my shiny and my freebies super fast but also because you never know when you're gonna need it in the future), all so I could get my birthday 'freebie' as well as one of the 100 point perks. I'll be honest, it was the perk that actually pushed me to make the order. Anyway, I did this around noon because that afternoon is when the storms of doom rolled through.

Tuesday comes and goes without any movement on the Sephora front. Weird but... okay. Wednesday. Nothing. So I check the payment method and I was billed for the Flash but the regular order is still under pending. Huh. So I send them a message and a few hours later I get a message on FB that says hey, we dropped the ball, so sorry. Gonna light a fire under warehouse's ass to get your order out and here's 200 points to say we're sorry. That's actually pretty spiffy since it puts me at over 500 points (lest you think I do a lot of Sephora shopping, I think it's mostly gifts over the years and the 10 points a month from the box) and that's where some really fun freebies appear.

But Wednesday comes and goes completely without any movement. K, I get it. Thursday nothin'. Uh...
Thursday evening I get an email that says due to the Flash Shipping basically being not freakin' applied, I'm getting a $10 credit on my account. Sooo... that's cool. Shortly after that, I get a shipping email that says that hey, my Play box has shipped and so has my birthday order. My play box arrived around noon today but I'm still waiting on UPS to roll on through.

Assuming the order gets here safe and sound, I will give Sephora credit on being good at making things up to you. Extra points and an account credit? Yes, please.


In other news, I spent the morning cleaning. You absolutely cannot tell and I know this because I said that to Mums and she said, "I could tell." I perked up and asked, "Really? How?" as I wondered if she'd noticed the 16 layers of dust had disappeared off a corner of the room, or how the piles of papers or whatever had moved and shrunk. "I heard you."

Sigh. Took hours and the only person who can tell is me, and that's only because I know where to look. G'ah.

Techless Tuesday Webisode 317

Jul. 13th, 2017 06:58 pm
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(look, I like Babs too, but ugh, someone else get a focus please?)

Ah, staycation

Jul. 13th, 2017 07:58 am
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I believe it's time for the morning check in.

Yesterday was also good but absolutely nothing of great interest happened. I mean, I remembered I had to pay the cable bill after a moment of panic. I also managed to finally pack up the MH dolls for Widget's cousin. I'm waiting til a little later to put the box out for pickup (let's be honest, my mailman ain't coming by to pick them up before 11 at the earliest) but this means I have my little folding table back. I just hope they like them.

Let's see. I also checked on my Sephora order and realized that it still hasn't freakin' moved. So I checked to see if the payment had gone through and it did for the Flash shipping sub, but not the actual stuff. Soo... you took my money for the thing that's meant to ensure I get my stuff ASAP but have not actually shipped my stuff, let alone shipped it so I'd get it ASAP? Mmhmm. Lemme message you and get that fixed. So I did and a couple of hours later they got back to me with an apology, an extra 200 points, and the promise that they'd lit a fire under warehouse's ass. I believe the first two, but there's still no sign of movement on my order 12 hours later. Sigh.

Got my AG Custom catalog yesterday. No coupon, which is the part where I say that there are apparently 20% off coupons being mailed with catalogs to people. Naturally fandom has gone on the warpath because it's entirely possible that said coupons will be allowed to be used on the custom line. (Someone who got one called in and asked that specifically and was told they could use it but now AG is trying to backtrack.)

So if that's your thing, keep an eye on your mailbox.

Can't decide if I want to try swimming today. I really thought I'd spend my week off at the pool but... meh. I like it when I'm there, I don't mind the walk back, but it takes a chunk of my day. Why are you so far away, pool. So far away. And also not open now.

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