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Arrived yesterday evening, picked up the cats this morning. After 9 hours,
Newton has finally stopped demanding cuddles.

the cats appear jet lagged as well )
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If, when he tires of his food, I pick and place back down Fig's dish, he is aware it's the same food he didn't want 30 seconds ago.

Ibid, not so much.

Two movies

25/10/14 10:18
[personal profile] yendi
So we saw two movies for our anniversary:

Gone Girl is the perfect anniversary movie for a couple that appreciates the macabre. I can't imagine anyone's not familiar with it at least to some extent by now, but it's about a woman who goes missing on her wedding anniversary. We'd both read the novel, which was better, but the movie's probably as good an adaptation as possible. Rosamund Pike will definitely get an Oscar nom, as will David Fincher for his directing, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for their score, and Gillian Flynn for her screenplay. I'd also imagine that Ben Affleck will get one for his performance, Carrie Coon for supporting actress, and there's an outside chance of Tyler Perry, of all folks, landing a supporting actor nomination. The rest of the cast is superb as well (particularly Missi Pyle, who steals scenes in everything she's in and has done so for years).

If Gone Girl was a perfect anniversary movie, Birdman's pretty much a perfect movie. The movie's full title is Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and it's pitched like a meta joke, but it's so much more. Yes, Michael Keaton plays an actor named Riggan Thomson who gave up a big career when he stopped playing a superhero. Yes, Edward Norton plays an incredibly difficult-to-work-with actor. But the movie's not about either of them, at least not directly. It's about the making of a play, about what goes into art, and about the line between fiction and reality. Norton and Keaton will both walk away with nominations, and director/co-screenwriter Alejandro González Iñárritu and his co-writers should get a couple as well. Emma Stone is wonderful as Keaton's post-rehab daughter, and the rest of the cast -- Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Lindsay Duncan and more -- are all perfect in their parts. But it's Keaton and Norton who really drive this movie, with their conflicts as the show moves through previews and Keaton's Riggan hearing the voice of the titular Birdman egging him on. There's a lot going on here, and it's better to go in knowing no more than what I've said. Just a damned-near perfect film.
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Oatmeal, with freshly ground-up toasted flaxseed, walnuts and pecans, with cinnamon and good B-grade maple syrup.

Amazing. Luscious. Tasty.

(I so need to make new icons...)

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25/10/14 07:29
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YOU GUYS. I GET A COUCH TODAY. I'M VERY EXCITED.

The "I don't own a couch" issue became more of an issue and less of a running joke in the past few weeks, as we drew closer to my surgery date in November, since Mum will be here and while I have an air mattress for her to sleep on (seriously, it's the best air mattress ever), I don't have many places for either of us to sit during the day.

The Fauxfa, made of a futon nailed to a wall and a bedroll on top of it, wasn't going to cut it.

So mum went and tested out sofas at Ikea, and when it was a toss up between a cheap one I liked and an expensive one she liked, she said she'd make up the difference.

COUCH COMING TODAAAAAY.

In the meantime, have some threesome fic! No couches are involved, just a large bed.

Title: Devils and Heathens
Rating: R
Summary: Peggy Carter didn't go looking for trouble, or Bucky Barnes, or a threesome. Sometimes these things just find you.

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Title: Devils and Heathens
Rating: R
Summary: Peggy Carter didn't go looking for trouble, or Bucky Barnes, or a threesome. Sometimes these things just find you.
Notes: Inspired by this art post, and abetted by the Stream Team. Thanks in particular to superqueerpasta on tumblr for encouragement and chocolate-alchemy on tumblr for commentary.

Also available at AO3.

He's not here. )

[poem] Craftwork

25/10/14 11:39
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For all of you; and specifically for [personal profile] jelazakazone, a bit.

I am living a borrowed life on
borrowed time, in that
the theft thereof has not been noticed yet--
my other selves are paper-thin;
they echo in the corners of my eyes,
their futures circumscribed by our own hand
and thereby written out of history.
Egal: perhaps they would be better, but
it's me who's living this, who's
strong or weak enough to hold on tight.
I will make a patchwork of my fractured nights,
my scraps of grace: as ever bound together
with the brilliant shining thread that you,
unknowing, trace.
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This past week started off with [livejournal.com profile] txxxpxx's x0th birthday party at their beautiful apartment which never fails to impress and nor does txxxpxx's organisational and catering skills, not mention the entertaining performance of Three Fat Pirates. It was a great night and I have been reminded that I must organise a smaller gathering of such people for an exploration Willsmere, as many have not had the opportunity to properly explore the grounds of the former asylum. At the other end of the week but equally of alternative rock star sensations, [livejournal.com profile] caseopaya and I attended Pop Crimes : Roland S. Howard tribute, courtesy of The Dwarf. My impending review will mention the extraordinary who's-who of Australian alternative music but also note the variation in sound quality at various points during the show. With any luck the next review will be for Dream Theater.

Gaming this week started with Werewolf:The Yugoslav Wars with a journey into the heart of the Siege of Sarajevo. Research of these topics is pretty off-putting but necessary for verisimilitude. On Thursday, a couple of players were unable to attend the usual Call of Cthulhu game was cancelled and replaced by a one-off of the narrativist game, The Shab-al-Hiri Roach, which poses the question are you willing to swallow a soul-eating telepathic insect bent on destroying human civilization? No? Even if it will get you tenure? (to which the competitive New England 1920s academics rush to agree in the affirmative). Previous reviews rate it very highly; whilst very enjoyable I will be more circumspect.

Congratulations are due to [livejournal.com profile] ozraptor4 for their artwork in Nature. Ubuntu has it's 10th birthday. Around the same time [livejournal.com profile] imajica_lj ordered a special cake, expressing some joy at recent experiences with said distribution (the fact that it said "Happy Birthday!" underneath was a beautiful coincidence).
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25/10/14 05:48
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It's 5:48 a.m., and I'm absolutely awake.

I've watched the sun come up for two weeks. My body seems to be trying to move back to the medieval version of sleep that is divided into two sleep periods with a waking one in between -- except that the second one is anywhere throughout the day.

The SU made a wonderful coffeecake for dessert last night, something with chocolate and cinnamon and just enough crunch. He doesn't bake anywhere near enough (though his baking is so good that it's probably a good thing for my waistline that he doesn't.)

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