spindizzy: Taiga staring over her newspaper (*reads suspiciously*)
TODAY'S MENU FOR THE EMIYA FAMILY CONTINUES TO BE REALLY CUTE, YOU GUYS. And in this episode, my TOTALLY NOTE FAVOURITE FATE CHARACTER EVER shows up! Yay! (I don't know who IS my favourite character in Fate, for the record, but Lancer is one of the like THREE PEOPLE who treats Rin with the respect she deserves so I loooooove hiiiiiim.)

... I'm not saying that this reaction shot is literally just endless variations of LANCER I LOVE YOU but I'm not NOT saying that.

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spindizzy: (Got it!)
OKAY, final episode! I am hype because I remember pretty much the ending and NOTHING ELSE ABOUT THIS EPISODE. ... Which means that the beginning of it is going to be so rough, because oh my god Yuri, WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS.

[Master post of reactions is here!]

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So the tl;dr is basically that Yuri On Ice is STILL GOOD and makes me super emotional about these beautiful gay muppets being in love and terrible at communicating that. IT'S SO GOOD.
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Hey guys! Only like a year or two overdue: the reaction shot for episode eleven of Yuri!!! On Ice! It was really weird coming back to the series after so long (and it really genuinely has been actual years, HOW DOES TIME WORK?!) and after getting an anxiety diagnosis of my own. All the stuff that Yuri did that I was just "Oh man, I feel this on a personal and visceral level!" and all the stuff where I was like "Well obviously Yuri has anxiety, but I don't want to appropriate anything!" — YOU HAVE ANXIETY SUSAN. THAT WAS LITERALLY LOOKING AT SOMEONE WITH THE EXACT SAME BRAIN HANG-UPS AS YOU AND GOING "OH MAN, I FEEL FOR THEM SO STRONGLY! BUT I'M SURE THERE'S NOTHING HERE THAT I NEED TO APPLY TO MY OWN LIFE!"

... Bless past!me, but she was sometimes an idiot.

So yeah, it's weird to watch and remember feeling sympathy anxiety, but also... I dunno, be able to recognise what it is? And not be that anxious watching a fun tv show about queer ice skaters! ... Also it's so nice to be able to watch it and not be fretting about Yuri/Victor being jossed or something tragic happening to one of them, because apparently the "Is this canon or am I being hella queerbaited into being invested in something that will end in tears?!" took up a lot of my emotional energy the first time around.

... Also, you know, it's really weird to come back to the FIRE NATION ATTACK and actually see it coming, but also *screaming intensifies*

[Master post of reactions is here!]

Okay, let's do this, I'm ready!

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spindizzy: Moko and Kyoko from Skip Beat!, Moko emoting angry skulls and Kyoko emoting love hearts. (WHY DO YOU LOVE ME)
In "movies with [twitter.com profile] splend" adventures: last year (Omg that sounds so dramatic, but it was literally like December) we had an afternoon of watching ridiculous Hitman movies! I don't have a lot to say about the Timothy Olyphant one beyond "I AM UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS" and "WHY IS THIS VERSION OF AGENT 47 SO SQUISHY?" (although props for the convoluted plot, that's fine), but I got to rewatch Agent 47: The Misadventures of Katia Van Dees, which I am 100% HERE FOR, so you know what that means! CAPSLOCK AHOY!

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spindizzy: (*blinding realisation*)
I didn't live tweet this one because honestly I only got around to buying a copy of this when I started doing this watchalong with Sam. Sam tweeted it here and he's Very Disappointed.

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spindizzy: (We'll skip to the part where I kick ass)
Sam and I are finishing off our Resident Evil movie marathon at long last! We're watching the last half of the series, and I'm excited because RE4 is terrible, RE5 is my favourite, and I have very few memories of RE6 except that the plot makes no sense, there's a helluva Gilligan cut, and also Ruby Rose. So half of this is going to be me going "Sam, Sam, stop tweeting and watch this bit!" and the other half is going to be whispering "I have no memory of this place!"

As ever, Sam's livetweet is here, and mine is here!

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spindizzy: Break trapping Raven with a staff to the throat. (Do we have a problem?)
Okay but the thing that's interesting as well is tracking the improvements in graphic UIs, because that's quite cool. It's really weird tracking over a decade in cinema through one franchise, okay!

I yelled on twitter here, and Sam yelled here!

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spindizzy: Count D in a cleaning frenzy. (Working hard)
I think what gets me about this franchise is that it literally spans the entire zombie boom. If I remember right, it came out at the very start of the boom, and the last one came after zombies were just like "... Oh yeah, those, I guess?" So it's interesting to see where this intersects with the cultural memetics, I guess?

My initial twitter thread was here, and Sam's is here!

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spindizzy: Lancer coughing up blood (That's what I think of that)
[twitter.com profile] splend has never seen any of the Resident Evil movies past the first one, and because I am the GREATEST SISTER IN LAW of all time, I obviously brought all of them round to inflict on him. We're probably watching the first three today and the next three another day, and sadly [personal profile] scarimonious can't come and yell about them, but she's with us in spirit twitter and tim-tams! THIS IS FOR YOU.

My initial tweetstorm is here! [twitter.com profile] splend's is here!

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spindizzy: (Are you hearing this?)
Hey guys! So apart from the mental health stuff (which, to be fair, is taking up some brain space at the moment!), I have been binging on media because I... Kinda took August off? Unplanned? I feel better for it, but also I'm recalibrating whether I'm behind and how much I can reasonably expect to get done in one go. But the plus side is that I've been cramming media into my face like it's going out of style sooooo quick round-up!

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Apart from that... I'm excited about my knitting! I have A LOT of knitting projects lined up for the future, and I know from experience that I can do colourwork while watching subtitled TV, so guess what I'll probably be doing for a while? I also spent most of August actively repelled by the idea of reading, spent the first two weeks of September face-first in a pit of Detroit: Become Human fic, and now I'm cramming ebooks into my maw like it's going out of style, so I guess I fixed myself? So I guess... Hi everyone! My life not entirely work and brain stuff! How is everyone else, and what are you enjoying now?
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Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya should really be my thing. I like to imagine that it got made because someone in the office accidentally sent in their Fate/Card Captor Sakura fusion AU instead of their work, and management went "!!!!!" It should be my thing! I like magical girls capturing cards! I like the Fate mash-up of mythologies and Pokémon battles! I like yelling at my ships and the steady inexorable knowledge that this is basically a slasher movie in terms of survival odds! I should be the target audience for this show!

... Except that someone went "Fuck, how can we get straight dudes to watch this show?" and the answer was "I dunno, ramp up the male gaze and put in a ludicrous amount of fanservice, that should get 'em."

Motherfuckers.

(I actually asked Lex "Was it really that bad? I know it was bad enough that I stopped watching like three episodes in, but was it that bad?" And even Lex was like "Oh yeah." And my tolerance for fanservice was a lot higher back when Lex was watching Kaleid Liner. Apparently it got better after I stopped watching, but it also got a hell of a lot worse.)

ANYWAY, yes, it has Illya as an adorable happy magical girl trying to catch the cards of heroic spirits that Rin and her rival let loose; Illya's rival/best friend is a magical girl called Miyu who is VERY SERIOUS. Like, full-on "There is an entire episode revolving around how she can't use magic to fly because she understands too much physics to suspend her disbelief." That part is REALLY CUTE. And they made a movie that's entirely just Miyu's backstory and pretty much no fanservice! EXCELLENT.

Disclaimer: there are spoilers for both the show, the main Fate universe (Mainly Zero, Stay/Night and Unlimited Bladeworks), and the movie here! I'm not sure how much of Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya you need to have seen for the movie to make sense – I've only seen three episodes, but also Lex has seen all of it so whenever I was like "Wait, no, what was that about?" Lex was there to explain what the hell. So... Fair warning, I guess! The important thing to know is that this branch of the Fate multiverse revolves around the heroic spirits being embodied through cards.

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Hey everyone! I'm back from Nine Worlds, that post is incoming but it's at 3000 words and isn't even HALF done, but I wanted to do a quick update! I am tentatively calling today a good day!

  • I am POSSIBLY getting a payrise! At the very least I'm being moved up a band at work (!!!), and because I wasn't at the bottom of the band I was in (!!!!) that might carry over? If it does, the rough back-of-an-envelope maths we did in the pub sujects I might be getting like £10.14 an hour, which is amazing.

  • The email about Tempest and Slaughter (Tamora Pierce's latest) being on Netgalley came through, and I got approved for it! I have a copy of Tempest and Slaughter! That I can read! And yell about baby!Susan's Numair feels because they were mighty!

  • I did a quick check to see if I can get the Immortals Quartet in ebook form, and the answer is not yet. They come out on the 18th of October, which is just over a week after my birthday!

  • And I only had like ten customers to speak to today, which is amazing for a Thursday, we're usually rushed off our feet Thursdays.

  • We went to see The Meg after work and I enjoyed it so much! Read more... )
  • And then I got to come home, watch Great British Menu with Mike while Lex deckbuilt, and now I'm chilling out with fanfic and Guardian and unravelling this fancy ball of wool I ruined! This is... A good day?! I'm trying to remind myself that I don't need to wait for the other shoe to drop, but either way... This was good. I'm very happy. Thank you everyone for being with me today on a day that made me happy.
spindizzy: (Nearly there)
Lex and I are watching Jurassic Park today because he has a film club at work and I have transcripts, and these have conveniently overlapped so we have the one film to watch! ~Spoilers!~

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spindizzy: Noct hanging off the side of a building (Hanging around)
This started off as me taking notes for a fic I'm writing and turned into a reaction shot! And then Team Dying Lesbian Noises got together to yell about it, so I'm tossing this up while we finish watching it. I might come back and add more stuff later!

Spoilers for LITERALLY EVERYTHING. Film, game, DLC.

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spindizzy: (Then we go mad)
Guys... Did we have an episode that made sense?

(I would like it noted that I asked Lex when new episodes of "the bad show" came out and he knew EXACTLY what I meant. He SAYS it's because it's the only show we're watching together, but you and I know the truth.)

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spindizzy: Jensen making his robot dinosaur hump his DIY dog. (Make the dollies kiss)
I AM PLAYING EPISODE IGNIS, LET'S SEE HOW THIS GOES. I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T LIVETWEET IT BECAUSE SPOILERS (I AM PROBABLY GONNA LIVE TWEET IT A LITTLE BIT, I'M UNDER ORDERS), SO I WILL KEEP MY LAPTOP OPEN AND WHENEVER I WANT TO TWEET I WILL YELL HERE INSTEAD. SPOILERS, OBVS.

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... Man, you can really see the descent into broken sobbing over the course of this playthrough, whoops. Like, I did A LOT of yelling on twitter, so the people in my Dying Lesbian Noises corner probably got a lot more capslock in their mentions than they were expecting, but I'M SURE IT'S FINE.

WE HAVE A NEW ENDING. A BETTER ENDING. EVERYTHING IS FINE.
spindizzy: (*blinding realisation*)
I'm back, to yell about Episode Prompto, which is infinitely better than Gladiolus in terms of both being relevant and being enjoyable. If Gladiolus put you off, maybe try this one!

... By which I mean WHY IS THIS DLC NOT IN THE MAIN GAME, IT WOULD HAVE MADE THE GAME 25% BETTER AND GIVEN US A PRECEDENT FOR OTHER PEOPLE BEING PLAYABLE CHARACTERS, WHICH IS ALL I WANTED, COME ON GAME.

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OKAY, that's over 1600 words, which should more than make up for yesterday, and my housemate has gone to bed so I am gonna steal the PS4 and play Episode Ignis. I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED.
spindizzy: (I would have missed that)
Right, I have finished the Gladio and Prompto DLCs! I am nearly ready to start the Ignis one (which I think Baco and Squeem are hype for, at least, because apparently it manages to make FFXV almost a good game.), but I ran out of time to play it today. (I will TRY to play it soon, but it's not my PS4 so I am pretty much fitting it in as and when [twitter.com profile] sithe isn't using it.)

BUT, I might have feelings? And spoilers for two of the DLC and the full game? (I will come back with more complete thoughts about Prompto in a bit, I swear, this is mainly yelling about Gladio.)

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Hi! I'm Susan, I write for [community profile] ladybusiness, and I'm currently trying to post at least 100 words of fic every day.

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