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Apr. 25th, 2017 12:22 am
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[community profile] yurionicefans  is a thing! It makes me feel slightly guilty that I haven't finished posting all my YOI recs.

Basically I read 2 weeks worth of fic back in February and then got derailed from reading more in March so I have all these recs from that time period and haven't read much more than that. I've also lost track of a bunch of WIPs that I need to catch up on. Someday, right?

I still adore this show.


One reason I got derailed from YOI was on the same trip, I was reading the Raven Cycle books, so I got sucked into fic for that (there's so not enough fic for the Raven Cycle) and was obsessively refreshing that fandom's fic pages. I still intend to do a book review of the last two books which I quite enjoyed, but well. I don't know if that's going to happen at this point.

I wish there were more fic to wallow in.


Watching Black Sails last week sent me into all the available fic over the weekend, and I rediscovered that I still have a fundamental difference with what I want to read and what people want to write about. I'm not into Flint/Silver so much, and instead want all the Silver/Madi without it, and also Billy Bones doesn't meet his dastardly end because I kind of have a Tom Hopper thing. I will however read all the James/Thomas and James/Thomas/Miranda and everything with Thomas meeting Silver because that is amazing, so thank you fandom for delivering. I feel like I ought to make a couple recs posts for this to. Maybe I'll make May a reccing month.

I think... I'm going to rewatch the whole series. This show is so good and right now it's the one eating my brain.


I kind of have all these little fic ideas for all three of these fandoms... but I'm pretty sure zero to none will get written. I'm so bad at impulsive short fic, she says, eyeing her Scrivner projects full of fragment from a dozen fandoms.

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I'm inaugurating a new movie rating system: did these movies engross me enough to make me forget about Trump for the length of their run time? 

Both these films were a resounding yes.

Colossal, dir. Nacho Vigalondo

The director is an avowed hater of romcoms for the way they degrade women's agency and posit that if the man is just enough of a stalker, he'll wear the woman down into saying yes. I figured it was worth seeing for that alone, and I was right: although 30-something Gloria by no means has her life together, moving back home to her parents' empty vacation rental when her boyfriend Tim kicks her out of their unbelievably nice New York City apartment, that doesn't mean it's okay for her childhood friend Oscar, a certified Nice Guy™, to try to pressure her into dating. The movie knows this. It makes it clear by a device whereby when Gloria and Oscar walk through a certain park in their town, they turn into a giant monster and a giant robot that lay waste to Seoul. I had questions about this premise, but notably, the film in fact turns on the question of the innocent urbanites: Gloria actively cares about them and tries not to cause further damage once she realizes what's going on. Oscar, by contrast, is perfectly willing to hold those innocent lives over her head to get her to do what he wants. Notably, ex-boyfriend Tim is not a catch either; he's not a Nice Guy, but he's also perfectly willing to try to neg Gloria into living the life he thinks she should have. The ending was extremely satisfying on all counts.

The Fate of the Furio
us, dir. F. Gary Gray

I think on the infographic this one is more furious than fast, alas; my one friend actually peaced out at the 1/3 mark because there was too much Vin Diesel having feelings and not enough explosions. She missed Helen Mirren, and Jason Statham holding a baby while killing a bunch of guys, definitely my favorite sequence, with the soccer haka close behind. For those that like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you'll like. I hope they go to space next. Relateldy, I approve of Charlize Theron's mid-career turn to action hero stardom and eagerly await Atomic Blonde.
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The cutest news you will read all day: Chris Evans will appear on British TV next month to read a bedtime story designed to help kids cope when they feel overwhelmed by their feelings. It is amazing to me how Evans continues to understand and represent the character of Steve Rogers so many times better than anyone currently employed by Marvel Comics.

Elementary, 5.20, The Art of Sleights and Deception )

Supergirl, 2.18, Ace Reporter )
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Posted by Phil Yu

Filming has begun on Warner Bros.' adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling book.

More Crazy Rich Asians casting news.... Rapper/actress Awkwafina joins the likes of Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan and Michelle Yeoh in Warner Bros' adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel.

'Crazy Rich Asians' Adds Awkwafina

Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor who travels to her boyfriend Nick's hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to discover that Nick is heir to a massive fortune, he's perhaps he most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

Awkwafina will play Peik Lin, Rachel's college friend.

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Posted by Phil Yu

Mazzy shows you the most legit and delicious recipes on "Cooking with Mazzy."

The only person on the internet (other than an Asian auntie or grandma) I trust to teach me how to cook Asian food is a little adorable toddler named Mazzy who is the star of her own (parent-produced) YouTube cooking show, "Cooking with Mazzy."

I mean, just look at the chef.

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a sad day

Apr. 24th, 2017 08:15 pm
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My dad passed away in his sleep last night, at the hospice where he's been receiving extraordinary palliative care for terminal cancer and resulting paralysis since late last year. He was 59.

I visited him a few times over the weekend. We ate dinner and watched Doctor Who as a family on Saturday night, and yesterday we sat and chatted and I held his hand and told him I loved him. I knew that might be the last time I saw him. These things do provide some comfort in an awful time.

My dad was a generous, hard working, and amazingly positive person and I know he touched a lot of people's lives. I'm so proud to be his daughter. He lived his life with tremendous gusto, creative spirit and an eclectic range of hobbies and interests. I've lost a parent, a mentor, and most of all a friend. I feel very lucky to know just how much he loved me and how he proud he was of me, as exemplified in the speech he gave at my wedding, which I have on video to keep forever.

Ask me about fandoms meme

Apr. 24th, 2017 09:05 pm
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Taken from [personal profile] nenya_kanadka:
Comment with one of my fandoms, and I'll tell you:

the character I least understand
interactions I enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is most like me
hottest looks character
one thing I dislike about my fave character
one thing I like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character I wish died but didn't
my ship that never sailed

The 3 ep rule

Apr. 24th, 2017 02:13 pm
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I never actually follow the 3 ep rule but it seems like a good title for an entry about my thoughts 3 eps into the season haha.

Well, I definitely dropped plenty already this season but after 3 eps I am still watching 5 shows and 3 of them I really enjoy, so that's already 3x as many as last season haha.

The Eccentric Family S2 is probably tied for my favorite... It's just so good so far, honestly, I'm even more into it than I was into S1. They're developing the world even further and the characters/worldbuilding are just so wonderful, I can't wait to see more. There's some really great conflict going on this season already, especially regarding the two new characters, Nidaime and Tenmaya. If you like magical realism and/or characters who kind of seem human on the surface but once you get past that are totally different but it's often expressed in a lot of subtle ways, I can't recommend this series highly enough. Also it's great to look at. I'm so glad PA Works is focusing more of its efforts this season on this series even if it means Sakura Quest gets a little bit shafted. (But more on that series later.)

Tsuki ga Kirei gets my other tied-for-favorite spot. Which I really didn't expect even after the first episode! But episode 2 got me HARD, hook line and sinker. The production values are nothing amazing on this one, but it really gets and authentically portrays the awkwardness of first teenage love. One of the little details I've noticed is how dedicated this show is to like, highlighting awkward little mouth-sounds haha. Never below have I seen so much attention paid to sighs and breaths and an a cut-off attempt to start talking. XD Another thing, and one of my favorite parts of it, is the focus on communication through social media (specifically LINE). The show gets that spot-on, from how the kids have an easier time talking through that medium than face-to-face, to sitting and staring anxiously at your phone when you're waiting for a reply, to when you start to type out a message to someone and then delete it without sending haha. It's just so well done and adorable. If you love soft m/f teenage romance anime this is a must-watch imo.

KADO: The Right Answer rounds out the 3 series I am really liking. The cel-shaded 3DCG is probably the best I've seen in a TV anime so far and so far I am really into the plot. It's a very methodical and "thinky" first contact sci-fi story so far. Lots of talking and this whole focus on negotiation. And despite that the episodes just seem to fly by. Especially after the 3rd episode, it's one of those series that makes me think about it after I'm done watching. I've seen some people say it reminds them of American TV, and another friend compared it to The X-Files, which I can definitely see as well. It's definitely got that feel of like, "serious drama aiming itself at adults," even with the alien's very anime-looking costume haha (even though there's an in-universe explanation for why it looks so childish). Also the 3DCG really shines when they're showing the big cube KADO itself, which looks gorgeous. Anyway, I look forward to seeing how this show continues to develop.

And then the two shows I'm more "eh" about:

Attack on Titan S2 is still pretty much what I expected it to be. I feel like by ep4 it doesn't look as nice as ep1 this season did, but it hasn't yet dropped to the depths of how some of the eps in S1 looked. I'd say it's plenty enjoyable, but it's less so for me since I already read the manga. I guess I feel like I'm more watching it to keep up with the anime fandom zeitgeist. And I don't dislike it, but it hasn't wowed me much since the first ep or two. However, I must say, the ED this season is so good. I've seen people slam the animation in it for being hardcore spoilery, but I suspect people who haven't read the manga are not gonna be able to figure out much from it anyway haha. Anyway, I JUST LOVE THE SONG, A LOT. I think I love it even more than Guren no Yumiya. It's so perfectly creepy. I keep playing this extended version of it all the time haha.

Sakura Quest maybe aiming to be my disappointment of the season? Haha. It's not bad, it's just... There's nothing really compelling me to watch more of it either. I'm not interested in any of the characters yet, nor am I interested in the plot, and the visuals are nothing to write home about (see PA Works obviously focusing more on Eccentric Family haha). It's supposed to be third in their "working" series and I loved Shirobako so much, but I'm just not feeling this one so far! So maybe I will follow the 3 ep rule for once... As it is now this show just kind of feels like a waste of my time.

On the non-anime front, two nights ago I watched Logan and then last night I watched X-Men: Days of Future Past. I surprised myself by not really caring for Logan but really enjoying DOFP? Maybe Logan was overhyped to me... But I think I wouldn't really have loved it regardless. Despite all the talk of how different it was, the plot felt really tropey and predictable to me. Like, the only unusual thing was that it was being done with these particular characters. I guess I liked the first half or so of the film but then maybe after they left the hotel my enjoyment just kinda dropped off. DOFP on the other hand was also tropey as hell yet I enjoyed it all the way through (though okay I guess also I liked the first half or so better). Maybe because time travel is more one of my fave tropes, and maybe also I was just more into the overall tone of the movie. I enjoyed the action sequences a lot more too. They just felt a lot more fun/creative to me? Logan kinda just felt like a lot of gore and combat, but not in a way that interested me. Meh. I guess it was fun having Professor X drop the f bomb though, haha.
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One-hour conference call, Wednesday Apr. 26, at 8:30 pm Eastern time, re proposed constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court Citizens United decision:


PS: a sign at the Science March: "What do we want? SCIENCE! When do we want it? AFTER PEER REVIEW!"

you hold an absence at your center

Apr. 24th, 2017 10:30 am
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Today would have been my dad's 82nd birthday. It's so weird, because I remember having a conversation with my brother about how was he going to make it to a restaurant for his birthday dinner if the rehab didn't work out and he wasn't walking again in time? Joke's on me, I guess. Ha ha.

So here's today's poem, though I guess I've posted it before:


Somewhere in the Sargasso Sea
the water disappears into itself,
hauling an ocean in.

Vortex, how you repeat
a single gesture,
come round to find only

yourself, a cup full of questions,
perhaps some curl of wisdom,
a bit of flung salt.

You hold an absence
at your center,
as if it were a life.

~Richard Brostoff

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Posted by Phil Yu

Dr. Vivek Murthy was asked to resign, then dismissed.

The Trump Administration has dismissed U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy from his post as the nation's top doctor. He was temporarily replaced by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.

Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now

Murthy, who was appointed by former President Obama, announced on Friday that he had been dismissed.

"While I had hoped to do more to help our nation tackle its biggest health challenges, I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have served," Murthy wrote in the Facebook post announcing his departure.

"For the grandson of a poor farmer from India to be asked by the president to look out for the health of an entire nation was a humbling and uniquely American story," Murthy continued. "I will always be grateful to our country for welcoming my immigrant family nearly 40 years ago and giving me this opportunity to serve."

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Apr. 24th, 2017 08:31 am
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Last Friday, Hope Not Hate filed their libel claim against Nigel Farage.

If you have any spare money you can afford to donate, you can help:


Honestly, I can't imagine anything nicer than watching Farage suffer in court and thinking "yes, I helped make that happen."

Vid/AMV recs?

Apr. 23rd, 2017 10:42 pm
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Thinking of putting together a playlist for the Wiscon Vid Party on morally ambiguous and ambitious women. Anyone have recs for vids or AMVs that showcase power-hungry women? POC characters or characters from games or anime preferred. I'd especially love something on Kuvira from Legend of Korra, Lady Eboshi from Princess Mononoke or Kushana from Nausicaa.

Also, I am feeling old... where does one go to look for vids nowadays? I did find a fair amount of Kuvira vids on YouTube, but nothing I liked so far, and animemusicvideos.org's search is incredibly frustrating.

Currently on the list: [personal profile] feedingonwind's A New Day (Mariah, Luke Cage), [personal profile] shati's Hope on Fire (Mishil, Queen Seondeok), [personal profile] starlady's Shuang Nu (Wu Zetian, Detective Dee).

Read These Blogs

Apr. 23rd, 2017 09:03 pm
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Posted by Phil Yu

#JusticeForHan: Does 'Fate of the Furious' twist betray the 'Fast and Furious' family? Jen Yamato rallies the Sung Kang faithful for #JusticeForHan, in response to a stunning turn of events that appears betray the beloved character's memory in the latest Fast & Furious movie.

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'Model Minority' Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks: The model minority myth has always been used to pit races against each other. And once again, it's being used as a racial wedge between Asians and Blacks.

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Trump Lost More Of The Asian-American Vote Than The National Exit Polls Showed: By all accounts, President Trump did not win the Asian-American vote in 2016. According to AALDEF's latest exit polling report, Clinton won almost four-in-five Asian-American voters (79 percent) with just 18 percent for Trump.

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Whitewashing Hollywood movies isn't just offensive -- it's also bad business: The future of the film industry lies in nonwhite audiences. Isn't it time for Hollywood studios to stop biting the hand that feeds them?

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How early SF kept Chinese children out of the schoolhouse: When San Francisco's population of Chinese immigrants swelled in the 1850s, white San Franciscans moved to further segregate the city's schools.

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Why are breast cancer rates rising among Asian-Americans in California? While breast cancer rates have plateaued or declined in some racial groups, they've been steadily rising among Asian Americans since 1988.

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Dismantling Stereotypes About Asian-American Identity Through Art: A timely exhibition called "Excuse me, can I see your ID?" is "not intended for the white gaze."

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To Swim is to Endure: On Living with Chronic Pain: For years, writer and journalist Melissa Hung has been living with a painful, chronic headache. Here, she talks about how swimming helps to manage her symptoms.

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TV's new hot jock Ross Butler on breaking big with '13 Reasons Why': 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale star Ross Bulter is ready to be Hollywood's next big leading man.

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Apr. 24th, 2017 12:27 pm
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Have been feeding the cat of a friend; the cat has been very friendly, most likely because she's been pretty lonely the last few days (they left for a 2 week holiday on Thursday, and someone was going to come and catsit on the Saturday, but due to family things is only coming around this afternoon).

She's very small and very pretty and very enthusiastic about nudging and licking and bellyrubs.


Played 2 games of hockey yesterday, although I knew I probably shouldn't. My foot is a bit achey and weird today, and the toe is giving that 'I could rebel, I totally could' feeling that it does.

Also: because I played in Team 3 as well as Team 2 (the team I was hoping to be in), I've been asked by the president if I want to play in Team 3. Team 3 is also the one I was coaching last year - they're a good team, and they're better this year because they've got a bunch of players who used to play in Team 2 now playing in Team 3 (like Team 2 has a bunch of players who played in Team 1 last year come down to the next team)...but I'd rather play up a grade. It challenges me, and I think I'm in the middle of the skillset, while I'd stand out a bit too much in Team 3.

Although I won't deny it was nice to be one of the better players and score two goals, with an assist on a third, but I did that in Team 2 the first week, too. (We lost in Team 2 this week because we played the top team in the grade and they kicked our asses 4-0, although three of those goals were in the 1st half, and we managed to mostly keep them out 2nd half, although we couldn't score any of our own - their goalie was good.)


Smut Swap is in: my story has been well-received by my recipient (at least on the surface, and I'm not going to look any deeper), and my gift is sweet and hot!

I haven't really looked through the stories, I'm not in a mood for reading fanfic right now.


I'm back to plotting the sedoretu fic, trying to work out the events and the emotional beats. Once again, I think I might have something that works. Now to write it...

And Camp NaNo has been a bust. Again.

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Apr. 23rd, 2017 06:14 pm
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I just read a lovely essay by Parker Palmer, titled The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice. Here's a little piece of it:

Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul’s healing resources, the only resources that can help the sufferer make it through.

(You may not be someone for whom 'soul' resonates, but I think there are a lot of other words that can apply - inner self, private self, etc.)

It's such a gentle essay, and it prompted me to think about how many times I am quick to advise. I have a lot to learn about listening and being present; but what a sweet little note on which my weekend can end.


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