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The first Cyborg movie featured a cyborg, but was not really interested in cyborgs. You could have replaced the cyborg with an ordinary human and it would not have made a difference. She was not even a main character, more of a McGuffin.

Cyborg 2, on the other hand, delivers on the cyborg front, while offering no continuity of characters or world-building with the first movie.

A young Angelina Jolie plays a cyborg intended as a weapon in corporate warfare: the company that built her wants to send her to a meet-up with their competitors, where the bomb inside her will be detonated. A mysterious man who communicates only through screens helps her to escape – along with her combat instructor, who has been looking up the penalties for sexual contact between humans and cyborgs. Together, they must escape to the one place in the world where unlicensed cyborgs can live freely.

Other cyborgs are sent in pursuit, including my favourite character, a vain cyborg assassin whose main concern is preserving his very expensive reconstructed face. There is a sort of robot underground, and a shantytown for those who have been junked. The people involved in this movie were clearly interested in robots! They ask the question, 'can there be love between man and machine?' and they answer, 'hell yes!'

I wouldn't say it's a good movie, or even a consistently entertaining one, but I can definitely appreciate what they were trying to do, and I'm glad we watched it.

(The third movie looks terrible but apparently involves ~cyborg pregnancy~ and also Malcolm McDowell so I think we'll be watching that one as well.)
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[personal profile] dreamwriteremmy
Thurs Dec 22nd: What is one skill you want to upgrade or learn in 2017? (Gwynne Michele's FB Post)

Voice stuff on two levels:

(1) It'd be really nice to be able to video blog/voice record without having to have the microphone gain and volume set up all the way to capture front voice and the enunciation.

(2) singing.

December Blogging Meme Masterpost (LJ)

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Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:27 am
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[personal profile] bridgetmkennitt
I am crocheting my 9th hat of 25 goal crochet hats. I had to restart it and now it's going a lot better. I've had to redo quite a few of my hats and that's annoying, but that's okay. I feel like I'll be able to crochet enough hats to donate to the local women's shelter in the winter months.

Jon Ossoff lost his Georgia election, 48-52, and while that's very disappointing, there's still some hope from it. That seat has been red for a very long time and the Republicans had to throw a LOT of money to defeat Ossoff, way more than the Democrats did. These elections are not cakewalks and we're going to win sooner or later.

Thank you email from Jon Ossoff )

I've been calling and leaving voicemails for my senators about the Senate health care bill. There have been a few times when my R senator's DC office voicemail was full, so I left a message at his local office instead. When I call my D senator, I leave my thanks and tell her to keep fighting in any way she can.
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Wed Dec 21st: How will you know you're successful? (Gwynne Michele's FB post)

When I feel accomplished and proud. When I see things completed. When I'm getting attention for what I do. When I feel in love with what I'm doing.

December Blogging Meme Masterpost (LJ)

[meme] books!

Jun. 23rd, 2017 08:15 am
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[personal profile] malurette
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] anotherfmafan; traduction un peu bancale par mes soins.

Hardback or paperback:
Mostly paperback for pratical reasons.

Read more... )

des trucs à Paris en juillet

Jun. 21st, 2017 08:41 pm
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Je crois que cette année encore, je n'aurai pas le courage d'aller à Japan Expo. Ou peut-être que j'irai à côté... qui est motivé pour ça ?

En revanche, j'ai bien envie de me faire la Nuit Lastman au ciné de plein air la Villette le 22 juillet. Est-ce que ça intéresse du monde ?
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Mon Dec 19th: What is one experience you want to have in 2017? (Gwynne Michele's FB post)

Teaching, which I'm already doing?

I think second to that I'd really like to network with some of the out-of-state plural folks this year, but I'm not sure yet on if that's gonna happen. There's a possibility, but I uh haven't even messaged them about it yet because I'm waiting to see if Teacher got us compensation for service at a summer mental health conference or not.

December Blogging Meme Masterpost (LJ)

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Jun. 21st, 2017 10:34 am
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I started watching Wynonna Earp during breaks at work and I love it. I didn't realize the show was basically Jessica Jones in a supernatural Western with sister and I am on board. I'm telling myself to not watch episodes when I'm at home, only when I'm out and about on breaks so I have something to watch, but it's hard. I think I'm episode 4 now? Yay for downloading from Netflix.

Not Prime Time has two more pinch hits for claiming.

I think I'm finished with my Wonder Woman femslash fic. I'm setting it aside to see if that's where I want to end or if I want to keep going with another scene. Now I'm looking at treats to write for Not Prime Time because I should be able to have time.

Sydney Film Festival

Jun. 21st, 2017 10:49 pm
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[personal profile] littlerhymes
When I include Wonder Woman (which I really liked), I saw 11 movies in 11 days. It was… a busy time in my life. But! I think it was a solid year. I didn't hate anything I saw (rare!) and liked or loved most of these.

My faves were: Egyptian noir The Nile Hilton Incident, civil rights documentary I Am Not Your Negro, and Civil War melodrama The Beguiled.


On The Road
The Nile Hilton Incident
Throne of Blood
I Am Not Your Negro
Step
A Quiet Place
God's Own Country
The Beguiled
Otherlife
Okja

movies )
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
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Canon: Final Fantasy IX
Pairing: Amarant Coral/Freya Crescent
Canon Level: Teammates

I have capital-o Opinions on Freya and the canonical end to her character arc. Suffice it to say that I do not agree with it, and that my preference for Freya with Amarant shares a common cause with my dislike of her with Fratley but isn't the reason for my dislike by itself. But Freya and Amarant were built up by the game! Sparks practically flew the first time they met, and they had that nice scene outside the auction house where Amarant opened up to Freya, and then they worked together to defeat the Fire Shrine. They had an understanding between them, warrior-to-warrior. Amarant respected Freya, probably liked her company and cared for her well-being. Freya got Amarant, something not many other people did, because I think she saw something of herself in him. I really, truly believe they would have been great together.

Suggested reading:
If I Win by [archiveofourown.org profile] runicmagitek
Alone by [fanfiction.net profile] Andrivette
Parlor Tricks by [archiveofourown.org profile] Wallwalker
Rebuild by Anonymous

[Hikaru no Go] Fic: The Big Slump

Jun. 19th, 2017 11:57 pm
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[personal profile] flonnebonne
The Big Slump (8010 words) 
Chapters: 8/8
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Ochi, Ochi's Grandfather, Waya, Yashiro, Kurata 
Summary: "Your go is made of money." Ochi is in a slump and wants to figure out why.

...It's quite possible that I've written more Ochi fics than anyone in the world.   
 
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Final Fantasy VII
Pairing: Zack Fair/Cloud Strife
Canon Level: Friends

Somewhere about halfway through Final Fantasy VII, I was so thoroughly confused by what in the world was going on with the plot that I decided to go read fic in the hopes of clearing things up. (It certainly wouldn't have been able to make my confusion any worse.) And promptly fell down the Cloud/Zack hole but good. I like Zack's friendliness and general happy-go-lucky attitude, but it's his complete devotion to the people he cares about that really gets to me--and Cloud is definitely one of those people. I feel like it's only natural that Cloud would be drawn Zack's bright spirit. And the thing that makes them work for me is that Cloud has just as much devotion as Zack, only it's a little harder to see at first. I feel like Zack was able to see a smidgen of that (one of the few who did see Cloud's true strengths), was intrigued, and determined that he had to get to know Cloud.

Suggested reading:
Too Good To Be True by [archiveofourown.org profile] Miko
Revisit by [archiveofourown.org profile] Cephy
I Promise by [livejournal.com profile] puella_nerdii
It Rains Ashes On Golgotha by [archiveofourown.org profile] Harmony
In Your Hands by [archiveofourown.org profile] sister_coyote

[film] Wonder Woman

Jun. 19th, 2017 10:09 pm
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[personal profile] malurette
Titre : Wonder Woman
Réalisation :
Langue : principalement anglais et des bouts d'autres langues
Traduction : id
Type : film live
Genre : action/guerre/super héros

1ère sortie : printemps 2017
Durée : 140 minutes ?
Title: Wonder Woman
Creator:
Language: mainly English
Type: live action movie
Genre: action/war/superheroes

1st release: 2017
Length: 140 minutes?


Read more... )

Conclusion : Personnellement j’aurais pu faire sans la partie romance du tout, mais heureusement, elle n’encombrait pas trop les choses. Je ne suis pas fan non plus des détails de l’origine de Diana dans cette version, mais tant pis. Et ça m’agace un peu que les Amazones restent sur leur île et que Diana soit une seule fille dans une équipe masculine… tant pis encore, elle reste le personnage central, elle poutre tout, la façon dont elle est tellement efficace et dont elle grandit encore en tant que personne vont fichtrement plaisir à voir et zut, je décide que ça compense tous les défauts que ça pouvait avoir à côté.
J’ai passé un super bon moment et j’espère bien que ce film aura beaucoup de succès !!
In short: OK, so I didn’t like much the romance aspect but it didn’t get too much in the way so I can deal with it. I can’t decide wether the diverse cast is a good thing or too full of clichés and I don’t like that’s it’s predominantly masculine, but whatever. Diana is still the main character, she’s capable and awesome in so many ways and her growth as a person is fascinating. In the end, I’ll say that the awesomeness outweights the flaws, I had a great time watching this movie and I really really hope it does well in the box office!

(no subject)

Jun. 19th, 2017 08:59 am
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It's too hot here. ;_; My heat resistant tomato plant is melting, so I brought it indoors, and the master bedroom (though the vent is working and is blowing cool air) is too hot, so I'm seriously rethinking moving my computer desk in there. Last night I had two fans on me and I could still tell it was hot.

There are still two more pinch hits left for claiming at Not Prime Time: pinch hit #3 and pinch hit #5.

And now back to writing. I want to write as much as I can before I have work later this afternoon.
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Naruto
Pairing: Akimichi Chouji/Nara Shikamaru/Yamanaka Ino
Canon Level: Friends/Teammates

Aw yeah, Ino-Shika-Chou trio. I have said before why I like Chouji and Shikamaru, but for all that I adore them, I have to admit that they're not exactly a pairing with a lot of energy or grand passion. Ino would bring that in spades. I think she's fiercely protective of her teammates, albeit not in the most obvious ways, and of the three of them, she's the one who'd kick their butts and refuse to let them feel sorry for themselves. She'll force them to experience life rather than sit on the sidelines watching it. I do feel like Ino has a bit more energy than either Chouji or Shikamaru would be able to handle on their own, but with the three of them I think they'd be a good balance.

Suggested reading:
Their Bed by [archiveofourown.org profile] greenkangaroo
Lessons On an Incomplete Relationship by [livejournal.com profile] suzukiblu
Shikamaru Oneshots by [fanfiction.net profile] ScribRaven
Just Because by [livejournal.com profile] des_butterfly
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Night at the Museum
Pairing: Jedediah/Octavius
Canon Level: Enemies to Friends

They are two tiny people in a world of giants who have been enemies in the past but are now friends. It's practically a grand romance already. Okay, not really, but enemies to friends to lovers does have a long tradition, and I think they'd enjoy turning their us vs. each other rivalry into an us vs. everybody else thing as they explore the museum together and make a place for themselves in the wider, larger world of the museum.

Suggested reading:
A Classical Education by [archiveofourown.org profile] mtgat
Playing Nice by [archiveofourown.org profile] doorrepairgirl
Malak by [archiveofourown.org profile] Kantayra
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[personal profile] dreamwriteremmy
We are once again running a plural system cabin (endogenic, traumagenic, quoigenic, tulpamancy, soulbonding, daemonism, subsystem; we don't care what you are) for Camp NaNo in July! If anyone is interested, do the following:

Joining a private cabin
First, make sure you have a defined a project for the upcoming event.

Make sure you have selected "I don't want to be included in a cabin" in your cabin settings so you are not sorted into a random cabin while waiting for a private cabin invitation, and that you have deselected the "I don't want cabin invitations this session" option.


THEN give us your Camp NaNo username! :)

THEN do the following:

When you are invited to a private cabin, that invitation will pop-up the next time you log in, or refresh the Camp NaNoWriMo page. "Join Now" will take you to your new cabin home; "No Thanks" will delete the invitation.
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: DC Universe
Pairing: Big Barda/Scott Free
Canon Level: Married

Yay for happily married couples who love each other. Barda is both bigger and stronger than Scott, something Scott is one hundred percent okay with, which is really fun to read about. It's hard not to like a couple that finds such joy in each other.

Suggested reading:
Scott Free Doesn't Understand Bondage by [archiveofourown.org profile] queerquestion
Free by [archiveofourown.org profile] RenaRoo
In Which Big Barda Discovers the Joy of Earth Showers by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mithen

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