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Apr. 8th, 2017 09:17 pm
ranuel: (Default)
Time to dust this blog off. It was always meant to be a haven if LJ lost its mind someday and that day has come. I've requested that my posts from LJ be imported here. I don't know if that will trigger any sort of notice if you follow me or not.

I mostly post to Tumblr these days but Copperbadge posted a way to mirror Tumblr posts to your Journal and he's been using it for a while now and it seems to work pretty well. I plan to try to set that up some time in the not too distant future.

If you used to follow me at LJ and see this please say hi.
ranuel: (Mini Me)
I tried for over an hour to get a post with a picture formated over at Tumblr. I finally came here and did it in a draft and copy/pasted the post. It formatted correctly on my blog there but not on the dashboard feed where most people will see it.

Live Journal does photo posting BETTER than Tumblr, a site originally designed for image posting.
ranuel: (Mini Me)
It's been 2 years since I posted here so I have to accept that I've moved on. I've got a paid permanent account and I'm not unfollowing anybody who still posts here but if you want to see new stuff I've posted the best way is to go to my Tumblr.

Ranuel.Tumblr.com

It's just so much easier to post stuff there and to share photos and links to cool stuff including fanfic recs. Not so much for long newsy, thinky things but I haven't really been in the mood to do those in a while.The biggest drawback is that it's harder to have any kind of involved back and forth public discussion but there's always email and the Ask Box there.

Maybe that'll change. Maybe Tumblr will continue it's recent drive to make itself harder to use. Maybe I'll start posting here again some day. Until then you can add Tumblr blogs to feed aggregators like Feedly if you don't have a Tumblr account and want to continue to follow me.

See you around.
ranuel: (Mini Me)
Kryptaria and Stephrc79 wrote me fic!!

The Writing on the Wall is a short and lovely Captain America/James Bond crossover in which the tunnels that MI6 moved into after their headquarters were attacked turn out to be the tunnels that the Scientific Strategic Reserve used during WWII. Mild 00Q and mention of Steve/Peggy.
ranuel: (Mini Me)
I've committed fan art for the first time. So, I guess this means I'm officially in the James Bond fandom.

Kryptaria and stephrc79 posted Cedarbridge this week. It's a Halloween story of Q and Bond exploring an abandoned insane asylum to determine if it would be appropriate to house the Technical Services Division post Skyfall. Seems the London Historical Society is not happy about them using the Churchill tunnels and wants them out.

I don't think it would be much of a spoiler to point out that exploring abandoned insane asylums never works out well in fiction. Okay, yes, it works out well for the readers because we get some great stories that way. It's well worth a read even if you aren't that into Bond:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1025674

Anyway, I was my usual snarky self in the comments and Steph said that my comment would make a good cover so a couple of hours of fighting with the inadequate programs on my laptop later (Damn, I have new appreciation for the stuff I have at work) here's the result. If you want to see it bigger it's up on my DA account.
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Dang it!

Oct. 31st, 2013 03:45 pm
ranuel: (Mini Me)
I lost to the Duck Dynasty family in the work costume contest.

Halloween 2013 02

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May. 25th, 2013 08:12 am

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May. 25th, 2013 07:59 am
ranuel: (Laughing Loki)
Off the Record by Hella
Tony/Loki
Tony wakes up one night with a god of mischief in his bed and things go downhill from there. The Avengers end up caught in the middle of a fight between Loki and the Enchantress and at various points along the way have to decide who to trust in order to save members of their team. Tony especially must figure out if what's started between him and Loki is real or just part of the game.

This started before Avengers came out so a lot of core set up stuff has been Jossed and it's pretty much AU now even if it wasn't slash. It still captures MCU Tony so well I can hear his lines in RDJ's voice. The depiction of Nick Fury probably owes more to his sincerely nasty Ultimates incarnation than what we see of him in Avengers so be warned for that.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/315889

Great art based on the story:
http://nasyu.deviantart.com/art/OTR-chapter-12-369482100
ranuel: (Pimp'n Malfoy)
Off the Record by Hella
Tony/Loki
Tony wakes up one night with a god of mischief in his bed and things go downhill from there. The Avengers end up caught in the middle of a fight between Loki and the Enchantress and at various points along the way have to decide who to trust in order to save members of their team. Tony especially must figure out if what's started between him and Loki is real or just part of the game.  

This started before Avengers came out so a lot of core set up stuff has been Jossed and it's pretty much AU now even if it wasn't slash. It still captures MCU Tony so well I can hear his lines in RDJ's voice. The depiction of Nick Fury probably owes more to his sincerely nasty Ultimates incarnation than what we see of him in Avengers so be warned for that.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/315889

Great art based on the story:
http://nasyu.deviantart.com/art/OTR-chapter-12-369482100



ranuel: (Fish 'n' Chips)

http://archiveofourown.org/works/514787#main

The author says that this is “what happens if, instead of making them wait twenty years, I give them everything they need to fix themselves right now?”

Sherlock is orphaned at 11 and Mycroft is responsible for him. He hires Mrs. Hudson to help care for him and then six years later John Watson and Greg Lestrade come into their lives. The plot has a great mix of elements from canon and series one of Sherlock.

This was another one of Issen4’s excellent recommendations! It’s 43 chapters long and sucked me in until I didn’t want to do anything else but read it.

ranuel: (Pimp'n Malfoy)

http://archiveofourown.org/works/514787#main

The author says that this is “what happens if, instead of making them wait twenty years, I give them everything they need to fix themselves right now?”

 

Sherlock is orphaned at 11 and Mycroft is responsible for him. He hires Mrs. Hudson to help care for him and then six years later John Watson and Greg Lestrade come into their lives. The plot has a great mix of elements from canon and series one of Sherlock.

 

This was another one of Issen4’s excellent recommendations! It’s 43 chapters long and sucked me in until I didn’t want to do anything else but read it.

ranuel: (Woman Reading)
Hounded Cover
Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Book One of the Iron Druid Chronicles


This was SO MUCH FUN!! Probably a mistake to read it during my reading of the Dresden Files because it has everything I like about Dresden Files without the stuff I don't like. One of the librarians handed the audio book to me and told me I'd like it and he was right. The reader does such a good job that I plan to get the audio versions for the other two as well.

Atticus O'Sullivan owns Third Eye Books in Tempe, Arizona. He's a good looking young man who appears to be in his early twenties with bright red hair and some cool tattoos. At Third Eye you can sip a cup of custom blended tea in their small tea shop, pick up a deck of tarot cards, get a book on magic or religion, or pick up a bust of Ganesha. In other words it's your standard university town New Age bookstore except if you know to ask the owner can set you up with an ancient grimoire from the backroom.


Read more... )
ranuel: (Woman Reading)
Hounded Cover
Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Book One of the Iron Druid Chronicles


This was SO MUCH FUN!! Probably a mistake to read it during my reading of the Dresden Files because it has everything I like about Dresden Files without the stuff I don't like. One of the librarians handed the audio book to me and told me I'd like it and he was right. The reader does such a good job that I plan to get the audio versions for the other two as well.

Atticus O'Sullivan owns Third Eye Books in Tempe, Arizona. He's a good looking young man who appears to be in his early twenties with bright red hair and some cool tattoos. At Third Eye you can sip a cup of custom blended tea in their small tea shop, pick up a deck of tarot cards, get a book on magic or religion, or pick up a bust of Ganesha. In other words it's your standard university town New Age bookstore except if you know to ask the owner can set you up with an ancient grimoire from the backroom.

Read more... )
ranuel: (Mini Me)
ForbiddenKingdomPoster
When I picked this up at the library all I knew about it for sure was that it stared Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Being so completely unspoiled for it turned out to be a bad thing because frankly, the opening of the movie did not encourage me to want to spend the time to watch the rest.

We start with a really bad fight sequence in which a character in fantasy makeup leaps around mountain peaks while taking on a large group of opponents. The wire work is awful. There is no attempt to make it seem at all like the improbable leaps are the result of anything but a flying harness. Then it turns out to be a dream sequence and I'm willing to forgive it.

Jason Tripitikas, the kid having the dream,  is completely obsessed with kung fu movies. His room is wallpapered in posters, stills, and cut outs from magazines. He feeds his addiction by buying bootleg videos from a pawn shop in China Town for a couple of dollars each. We follow him there and meet the owner, an old man called Hop and see Jason accidentally discover that Hop has a beautiful golden staff in a back room. He explains that he is waiting for the rightful owner to return for it.

Read more... )
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ranuel: (Patrick's Rune)
Bombings, shootings, explosions, sink holes, earthquakes, storms, and locally the drowning of a toddler and the conviction of a home health aide for the murder of her client. This has been a defective week. I wish I had more to entertain you with this time around.


On to the links )
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Apr. 20th, 2013 10:55 am
ranuel: (Patrick's Rune)
Bombings, shootings, explosions, sink holes, earthquakes, storms, and locally the drowning of a toddler and the conviction of a home health aide for the murder of her client. This has been a defective week. I wish I had more to entertain you with this time around.
On to the links )
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ranuel: (Mini Me)
The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I follow Neil on Twitter and Tumbler and I read his blog. I read his various posts when he was writing this and when it came out and when it won awards. I somehow managed to remain at least 80% spoiler free and I had NO idea what this book would actually be like. EVEN THOUGH I realized as I was reading it that Neil had totally given it away in a subtle way more than once. I don't want to spoil it for anybody else because it was a lot of fun following the twists of the story and situation so I'll leave it at this:

If you haven't read it I recommend it. It isn't my favorite Gaiman but he is just that good that he's written so much good stuff that something this good only comes in around 5th. It's a very compelling story. I picked it up from the bookmobile after work, stopped to get something to eat on the way home and started reading it, got home and finished the whole thing before I went to sleep. A lot of the pleasure I got was slowly realizing how this book connected with one of my other favorite books by a different author and starting to actively make comparisons between them.

If you have read it I'd love to discuss it with you but please use big spoiler warnings or Rot13 for your comments.

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Apr. 13th, 2013 11:00 am
ranuel: (Welcome to Gay Porn)
Five things from five different fandoms. I didn't think my reading was that random this week.

Have fun )



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