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valinor spider party ([personal profile] aria) wrote2014-06-06 03:58 pm

cons, books, baristaing, the usual

i. WisCon this year was wonderful! as WisCon every year is wonderful. It felt particularly short this year, though (a situation exacerbated by [a] not arriving til Friday afternoon, [b] the vid party being on Saturday instead of Friday and thus cutting into Saturday lobbycon, and [c] increasing numbers of my friends being on panels; maybe one of these years I will be brave and go on a panel myself). The vid party was delightful, it was so so great to see old WisCon buddies and to meet new ones, the GOH speeches made me cry a bit, and next year I fully intend to arrive Thursday and give myself breathing room and really bask in the con.

ii. Relatedly I am reading NK Jemisin's Inheritance Trilogy! Currently in the middle of the third one, still loving it, though nothing will be as id-satisfyingly perfect to me as Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was. (SO perfectly id-satisfying; I've been summarizing it to people on twitter as "court intrigues and captive gods and family drama," and there has been much sage nodding/laughing at me because why yes that IS a portrait of my id.) I ... also think they're really well-written and -plotted and all that good stuff, but I'm not sure I can recommend them as Perfect Books, because mostly they are just perfect to me.

iii. Other things that are a bit perfect to me: Maleficent! I realize it was not an entirely perfect film, but look, I went in expecting Maleficent to lose, and for the Maleficent/Aurora love story to exist only in my head, and HAHA NOPE I SEE IT IS ABOUT THEIR TRUE LOVE AND ENDS WITH THEIR RULE TOGETHER. So really it could've just given me that and I'd be happy, but also it was full of ladies, and I really liked both the prince and the raven guy, and it was goorgeous in a way that my inner twelve-year-old loved more than life. And really, any film where I whisper "destroy the patriarchy!" at the screen and the film DOES is one that I love quite a lot.

iv. I also saw Days of Future Past, but that doesn't get a spoiler cut, since it can be summarized as "Quicksilver and Mystique were my favorite parts, it was fun I guess." Sorry, X-Men, I think I'm officially broken up with you :/ Not that I won't see any future films in that universe, but I don't have lots of fannish feelings about it right now.

v. Meanwhile, in my job in the barista AU, I am now a shift supervisor! This means getting up earlier, but also getting paid more and getting to go home earlier, and is for the most part really nice. (As I type this, one of the other shift supervisors is texting me to do a complicated schedule swap because he wants to play a show with his band on a day he has a closing shift. I'm living in a weird hipster fic, send help.)

iv. Polaris and I have spent some of the day researching animal shelters in the area! Perhaps next week we will get a cat or two, stay tuned :DDD
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[personal profile] tenlittlebullets 2014-06-07 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
Maaaan, I am almost impressed by how well Days of Future Past succeeded at taking the most feelings-y, trope-y premise ever and turning it into "welp.... that was a movie." It takes effort to squander your opportunities that hard.