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Rocketman (and also Tolkien)

I know absolutely nothing about Elton John's life, but this film was a blast--formula, yes, but doing that formula SO WELL, with fantastic musical numbers--but what I really came out of it was the thought that the real love story of the movie was Elton and Bernie, and now I want ALL THE SLASH. OMG Jamie Bell's soulful eyes were like, 90% of the film for me. (I didn't even really like Jamie Bell before this).

And speaking of rareslash coming out of biographical films that I want to see: Last weekend I saw (and really enjoyed) Tolkien, and that also had an unrequited love thing--in this case Tolkien's friend Geoffrey silently pining for him. Has anyone encountered any fic for this? Searching the actual pairing got me nothing, and searching "Tolkien" on A03 is practically impossible since all I get are hits for the Hobbit and LOTR.

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Avengers: Endgame again

Since my last review was more "where can fandom go from here," this one is mainly things I loved about the film. (Probably will do the opposite later this weekend). Serious Avengers: Endgame spoilers below.

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Avengers: Endgame

Major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame behind the cut.
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Fandom tropes

It's been a hundred years since I posted, so have a meme. I was only going to do the top ten, but I have a million ties, so....:

Tied for 1:
Royals/Political Marriage Turns Into Feelings
Adopting/Raising a Baby
Fairy Tale/Mythology AU
'Everyone is Evil'/Mirrorverse AU
Enemies to Friends to Lovers
Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
Seemingly Unrequited Pining
And They Were Roommates!

Tied for 9:
Body Swapping
Accidentally Fell In Love With The Mission Target
Friends to Lovers
Supernatural Creature/Human Romance
Hot Single Parent(s)
Found Families

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Holiday report

I’ve spent a lot of time with family and travelling in the last 10 days (Christmas with my parents and sibs in Chicago, then 3 days with the extended clan in Pittsburgh where my grandmother is in hospice, so that was a mixture of sadness and joy at seeing lots of folks I haven’t seen in a long time), but I did got to spend time with my sister and her kids.

Movie report: saw Aquaman with my niece and nephew; basically thought it was terrible but Jason Momoa is very very pretty, which made up for a lot. I also saw Spiderman in Chicago with [personal profile] talitha78 which we both loved. A couple spoilers behind the cut. Read more...Collapse )

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Tumblr alternative?

So pearwaldorf apparently tweeted at Maciej Ceglowski (pinboard guy) about a tumblr alternative and he replied ( tweet and response here: https://mobile.twitter.com/pearwaldorf/status/1070364450270507008), and now there is a google doc for ideas here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r-Wof6X0aPXjU15edcqukZjwqIiNfrbJFOwaYT48UMg/mobilebasic

( Please pardon my lack of live links-I find it extremely difficult to type code on my iPad, and my laptop is currently in the shop for repairs).

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To everyone reading me on livejournal

Thanks for the good wishes. Sorry I can’t actually respond on livejoural, because I don’t remember my password, and I’m on a different computer. Apparently I set it up so all anonymous entries are screened, so I can’t even reply that way. If you want to get an actual reply from me it has to be on dreamwidth—sorry!

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An update

Anyone who knows me IRL knows I live in the area affected by the Butte County fires. At the moment my home is safe and my town is not currently under evacuation, but just so I could sleep through the night without worrying I would have to flee I am temporarily staying with friends in San Francisco. Just wanted to let people know.

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Infinity War

Dear people posting fix-its on A03: could you please word your summaries in ways that are not spoilery for everyone who hasn't seen the film yet? (I.e. saying who lives is a spoiler just as much as who dies!)

I think even emotional reactions are probably spoilery at this point, so assume everything behind the cut will spoil you massively for Infinity War.

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Technology meme

It's been 100 years or so since I last posted, so have a technology meme:

Did you have a cell phone prior to your thirties?
Nope. Officially bought my first flip-phone the year I turned 40.

Did they exist?

Did you have cable when you were a little kid?
No. It started existing when I was a tween, but my parents were too cheap—they didn’t get cable themselves until about 8 years ago.

Do you know what 8-track tapes are?
Yes. I owned a few in my day.

How about cassette tapes?
That was the primary way I listened to music until about 2000.

When did you get your first DVD player?
2003, or so? Before that it was VHS all the way.

Did you learn to type on a typewriter?
Yes. In fact, in the early 80s, I was junior high student council secretary and had to type minutes on a mimeograph sheet.

What was the first computer you owned?
Some kind of Epson. This was 1986, and the college had it built into the tuition—which at the time was super progressive of them.

What age were you when you first got e-mail?
1986, at college.

Was the Internet around when you were a kid?
Not really. I mean, I guess for early adopters in high school (I remember watching War Games seeing Matthew Broderick log in, but I didn’t know anyone who could afford a personal computer at the time). Before I started college my dad took me to his office so he could show me how to use a computer.

What age were you when Facebook, Twitter, Livejournal, and Dreamwidth started?
30s. And I lurked on LJ for several years before getting my own.

What was the first printer you owned like?
Dot matrix, baby!

Collegiate papers: typewriter or computer?
Computer, but just because I got one for free. In high school I typed all my formal papers, though— thank god for whiteout!

How old were you when streaming came into being?
Umm, 40s, I guess? Maybe late 30s. I had dial-up for the longest time, though, so even when streaming started happening I didn’t have it.

What age were you when you got your first MP3 player?
Never owned one.

Did you own a record player, cassette player, CD player, or MP3 player as a teen?
Record player/tape player stereo.

At what age did you start blogging on the Internet?
Blogging, not until mid-30s, but I started discussion boards and usenet in my early 20s.

What age were you when the e-readers came out?
Umm, 30s I guess? Though I was at least 40 before I bought one.

How do you listen to music?
These days, off my computer or youtube, but I loaded most of my CD collection into iTunes. I only use my phone to listen to music when I’m working out or travelling since it eats battery life so quickly.

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