rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Sep. 23rd, 2015 08:36 am)
Okay, all else aside, #bae_of_pigs is a brilliant coinage, no? Perfect synthesis of present pop culture with historical political scandal.

lots of old favorites, with sf, fantasy, sex, horror, and Richard Siken )
Abigail Nussbaum’s review of Lucy explains really well what I liked, and didn’t like, about it.

I also liked [personal profile] rachelmanija's review of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians—if you can stand spoilers (heed the content warnings), there is good discussion in the comments.

Daniel Abraham )

Loki down under )

Steven Brust & Skyler White )

Jim Butcher )

James S.A. Corey )

A Justice League Mirrorverse crossover )


rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Jan. 8th, 2013 11:57 am)
Once Upon A Time: spoilers are magic! )

Republican Angry at Trillion-Dollar-Coin Solution: “There turns out to be no serious economic or legal argument against the platinum coins…. The main drawback is that it’s hilarious…. See, here’s the thing. The United States government is not like a small business. Small businesses routinely go out of business. That is something we’d rather avoid as a country.” I will admit, the rule lawyer in me kind of wants to see this happen. The rest of the world already knows we’ve gone off the rails, so why not?

stories about skilled labor, an old Druid, Harry Dresden, attack memes from outer space, psychic soulbonded YA )
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Sep. 12th, 2011 01:42 pm)
You know, if I ever catch up with article revisions etc., I might finish a story.

Today in crowdsourcing: (1) Test the AO3’s revisions, which we hope and expect will mean performance improvements! (2) And/or transcribe historic menus so they can be searched!

Yoshinaga, Lord, Butcher, Kilborn & Crouch )
Best simile I’ve seen in a while: “He’s as useless as a marzipan dildo.” (In fairness, my second thought was: mmm, marzipan. So maybe the insult didn’t have entirely the intended effect.)

Harry Dresden, Middleman, Lucifer )
rivkat: Wonder Woman reading comic (wonder woman reading comic)
( Jul. 5th, 2009 06:59 pm)
My very first Smallville story, The Presence of Fire, is up at the Audio archive, courtesy of [personal profile] cathexys.

Jim Butcher and Ilona Andrews, heir to Laurell Hamilton )

Quotes for my commonplace book:

Und willst du nicht mein Bruder sein, So schlag' ich Dir den Schädel ein. (If you don't want to be my brother, then I'll smash your skull in.)

“We fed the heart on fantasy; the heart grew brutal on the fare.” Wm. Butler Yeats

"Torture, from Latin torquere, to twist. What visual instruction in etymology! ... Whoever was tortured, stays tortured. Torture is ineradicably burned into him, even when no clinically objective traces can be detected." Jean Améry, At the Mind's Limit: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and its Realities
I find myself wanting to reread a short J2 Pern AU featuring Jensen’s dragon’s first mating flight that I read a while back—not the big dragonrider AU I found when I asked Google, but a different one more plainly set in Pern. Anybody remember this?

My SV bodyswap story, Switch: A Comedy of Terrors, is now available as a podfic read by pennyplainknits, also zipped. By the way, I love the whole podfic enterprise; I can’t do it myself because I am a creature of the written word (seriously; I am very little fun at parties), but I’m always thrilled if anyone wants to make podfics of my stories. All I’d like is a link when you’re done!
Books on fan films and on Farscape )

Query: anybody know if the Dreamwidth crossposter has fixed its cut-tag issues?

Rob Thurman, Nightlife: SPN fandom, why was I not informed? )

The rest: Butcher, Martin's Wild Cards, Marshall )
rivkat: Wonder Woman reading comic (wonder woman reading comic)
( Jul. 5th, 2008 08:47 pm)
Butcher, King, Crusie, Gibson )
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Aug. 16th, 2006 07:52 pm)
Slate discusses the "trend" in married couples' names. What's funny is that it really reminds me of the fandom debates over Spuffy and the like.

Subject line from "Your Pearly Whites," by These Arms Are Snakes. Cool line. Another good one in my recent playlist: "Carved your name/across my eyelids/You pray for rain/I pray for blindness," from "Crown of Love" by The Arcade Fire. Also, for Tori Amos fans, check out Michelle Cross, who has an album's worth of mp3s for free download at her site. My favorites: "Cold Light," "Cinderella," and "Sushi Queen."

Before the books, I need to ask for help: I need beta readers/viewers for (a) what I'm pretty sure is the most pornographic story I've ever written, SV of course, about 25 pages, futurefic/AU; (b) a SV vid, sadly not pornographic in the slightest; and (c) a Buffy vid, which I suppose marks my switch from SV fan who vids to vidder. Let me know here or drop a note to RivkaT at aol if you're interested.

David Gerrold, Jim Butcher, Orson Scott Card, Year's Best SF, Laurie Marks, John Ridley )
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Jan. 11th, 2004 03:08 am)
Re: vidding. I'm not sure what could be more addictive than this. It's like finding fandom all over again.

Farscape, The West Wing and Stargate )

Book reviews )
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Mar. 20th, 2003 12:32 am)
Greetings, sportsfans. In an attempt to distract myself from more pressing concerns, I present some books of interest. Authors covered: Sarah Andrews, Maxx Barry, Michael Bronski, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jim Butcher, Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Handler, Dan Savage, and Don Winslow.

Read more... )

I’m also 60 pages in to John Keegan’s Six Armies in Normandy, picked because I wanted to read about a nobler endeavor, and I’m really enjoying it. Those beautiful, complex, rounded British sentences – I love them, and the subject matter is fascinating. Ooh, and for bedside reading I have a SV novel with Lex on the cover. I’m not exactly a hard sell in matters touching Lex, and it was half off at the Strand (as was the Jim Butcher novel).

In other news, I took the “which Supreme Court Justice are you?” quiz at selectsmart, and got Ginsburg & Breyer before Souter, which shows how much the quizmaker knows. The questions weren’t really designed to sort as between Ginsburg, Breyer, and Souter, or between O’Connor and Kennedy, or between Scalia and Thomas. The questions were also infelicitously worded: “Do you support racial gerrymandering?” Um, yeah, I think voting districts ought to be drawn so that minorities have a good chance at proportional representation in the legislature; what about you?

More Martha soon. And then more slash.
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