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Spider-man: Far from Home

I was going to binge watch Stranger Things tomorrow, but I might have to wait, because new canon would interfere with me wallowing in all my Spider-man big emotions. Many many spoilers behind the cut. Read more...Collapse )

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New release of Endgame?

Anyone who's seen Endgame with the new footage, (A) is at all at the beginning of the film, as a recent spoiler has revealed? (B)Is it worth seeing? (Potential spoilers in the comments, natch--and feel free to completely spoil me on this; I'm trying to decide if it's worth sitting through a third time, and if I do when it's safe to go to the bathroom, so i'm also curious if it's just the drector's intro and that one scene, or if they added more anywhere else). Oh, and I don't care about the spiderman teaser at the end since I'm going to see the damn film this week.

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Poetry

I'm trying a resolution to include more poetry in my life, so have a poem:

Morning Poem
by Mary Oliver


Every morning
the world
is created.
Under the orange

sticks of the sun
the heaped
ashes of the night
turn into leaves again

and fasten themselves to the high branches—
and the ponds appear
like black cloth
on which are painted islands

of summer lilies.
If it is your nature
to be happy
you will swim away along the soft trails

for hours, your imagination
alighting everywhere.
And if your spirit
carries within it

the thorn
that is heavier than lead—
if it's all you can do
to keep on trudging—

there is still
somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth
is exactly what it wanted—

each pond with its blazing lilies
is a prayer heard and answered
lavishly,
every morning,

whether or not
you have ever dared to be happy,
whether or not
you have ever dared to pray.

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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
Polyamory
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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