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31 March 2015 @ 02:52 pm
darling you're a nightmare dressed like a badger  
Oh man, you guys, I have taken to fannish Twitter like a crazy person. I mean, I don't think I'm actually tweeting a huge amount or anything, but the amount of time I spend trying to refresh it is, well, significant. It's sort of a happy medium for me between the overwhelmingness of Tumblr and the lack of immediacy of dreamwidth. Plus, actually keeping in touch with fannish friends! Such a plus!

I am currently still on the east coast - after MJ and visiting [personal profile] scribe, I've come back down to stay with my lovely girlfriend [tumblr.com profile] sparklyslug for another couple of days before heading back west. I'm unfortunately still feeling sick - well, really I've been sick on-and-off for quite a few months, with sort of vague and inconsistent symptoms including random nausea, fatigue, headaches, and sometimes stomach problems. This past week it escalated into frequent dizziness and vertigo, which wasn't fun at all, particularly when it meant that I pretty much became a lump on [personal profile] scribe's couch instead of hanging out properly. I started taking some basic medication for it, which has helped a bit over the past couple days, but all the symptoms are still sporadically present. I'm going to see a doctor about it as soon as I get back to Seattle, but that won't be until later this week, so crossing my fingers it will stay manageable until then.

But the exciting news of the day is that I got into my top two grad school choices, Columbia University and LSE! I'm so stoked - the utter anxiety of the grad school application process had already dissipated when I got into a couple of my safety schools, but I'm so thrilled about my choices now. Of course, it does mean I have to make a difficult decision about whether I'm going to be in New York or London next year, but it's a wonderful problem to have.

In other news, have been rewatching a lot of Miss Fisher's after getting various people into it, I'm so excited that people are talking about it so much! If you're not familiar with the show, this awesome piece at the F Word UK hits on pretty much every thing I love about it. I'm still three episodes away from finishing the second season because I've been watching it with my mom, but hopefully we'll do that this weekend when I get back to Seattle and stay at my parents' house for a few days. I have like 20% of an idea for a fic about Mac after that, because MAC ♥

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the girl's got moxie: I got my rock movestricksterquinn on April 4th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, Phryne! That link covers nearly all of what I love about the show, except for two points:

The first, which it alludes to but doesn't really get into, probably because this is a HUGE deal to me, but doesn't seem to be something other people talk about: All the main characters on this show are likeable. They are portrayed in a delightfully kind way, which doesn't confuse that with making them boring. I love it.

And the second, which makes me so super happy, is that Phryne in the books is 28, and they did not feel the need to cast a 20-something in the show. She works so very much better for me this way than she would have if they had stuck to making her clearly under-thirty, and she is very much an adult (as is dear Jack, as is their relationship; it's all wonderful). And it keeps her from being a Mary Sue, which I appreciate.

You've reminded me that I need to watch more (I'm at the beginning of the second season). Thank you!

I might need a Phryne icon.
synonym spice!: TOSH MY LOVEfiercynn on April 7th, 2015 11:55 pm (UTC)
oh man, I had no idea Phryne was in her twenties in the books! I totally agree, Phryne's maturity and her very grown-up relationship with Jack are some of the things I love best about the show. I can't imagine her characterization as a much younger woman! This is making me want to read the books even less - from everything I've heard, the only part that I'd be super interested in is Lin Chung as a bigger character and love interest.

I just finished the second season myself - I was watching it with my mom, so my viewing was limited to the weekends I've been visiting my parents' place - and honestly loved it even more than the first season, so I'm excited to hear what you think! And omg YES, if you find good icons of any of them, LET ME KNOW.
the girl's got moxietricksterquinn on April 15th, 2015 12:56 am (UTC)
I spend a lot of time excitedly telling people that this show has an ADULT WOMAN being HOT AND AWESOME and getting funny looks at my level of excitement. Apparently it's not as big a deal to people not me, whoops.

I found these, which mostly made me want a Phryne mood set:

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and these.
synonym spice!fiercynn on April 15th, 2015 01:19 am (UTC)
no I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND, I don't get why other people wouldn't! And eeeee thank you!!!! Going to go look through those now!
the girl's got moxie: Moira fucking MacTaggerttricksterquinn on April 15th, 2015 01:33 am (UTC)
It makes me so happy that you're with me on this! :D