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Every darn time! [Oct. 23rd, 2015|09:42 pm]
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Every time the Steve Jobs film trailer commercial loops by on my TV, I hear that Mac start-up chime and leap six feet outta my chair thinking my computer must have just done a random shut down-restart and HEART ATTACK DON'T DO THAT.

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I see what I want (??) to see [Oct. 11th, 2015|09:41 pm]
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I saw Matilda: The Musical onstage and loved it. Until I saw it I didn't know that a male actor played Miss Trunchbull, nor that s/he would look and sound like the love child of the Red Skull and Arnim Zola, which I can honestly say is an MCU slash mpreg pairing I never once imagined.

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I blame all the tumblrs I surf that just aren't updating enough with things FOR ME. [Sep. 5th, 2015|06:42 pm]
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Is there a word for "the melancholy that affects you when all you yearn to do today is read/watch the sequel to the book/movie you are currently in love with, but it hasn't been written yet"? The Germans have to have a word for it 'cos they've got a word for everything.

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Loooove has found meeeeee, and IIIIIII have found the wayyyyyyy.... [Sep. 3rd, 2015|08:41 pm]
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I decided to watch a more-obscure Kurosawa flick that I got from Netflix, The Bad Sleep Well. Ten minutes into it I'm going, "Holy crap, that's Phil Moscowitz!" I had no idea the guy had an actual career!

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YoPLAIT! [Aug. 31st, 2015|08:03 pm]
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I am so ridiculously charmed by the Yoplait "25% less sugar" commercials with the Audrey Tautou lookalike. Every time it comes on TV I drop everything to run and watch and listen to that adorable exaggerated accent.

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Well, of course I'm going to look at the pictures TOO. [Jul. 13th, 2015|09:12 pm]
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So I stood in front of the checkout guy at Barnes & Noble and presented the July/August Playboy magazine (with the Jeremy Renner interview, of course) for purchase and said, "I really am buying this for the interview, I know everyone says that but I had the compulsion to tell you anyway even though I know it doesn't matter to you in the least," and happily he had a good sense of humor and giggled with me.

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Baby's First RPF [Jul. 10th, 2015|06:47 am]
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Saw the Rifftrax of Sharknado 2 last night. I now 'ship Matt Lauer/Al Roker.

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Podfic of Don't Call It The Little Cherub Either [Jul. 7th, 2015|06:17 am]
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I got podficced again, oh wow! This one lent itself well to audio, and the readers are GREAT, and it's got music and cover art!


Go listen!

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Tech stuff and SCIENCE! [Jun. 29th, 2015|08:32 pm]
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Thanks for the help with my Delicious troubles; the problem seems to be with my account, as I made a new one and that one adds links okay. I guess I'll keep the old one as an archive and use the new one for new links. Can't figure out why that's misbehaving, though!

Have observed that it's a cooler start to the summer where I live. I've decided to classify days as cool or warm depending on the solid or liquid state of my coconut oil.

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Did Delicious break for anyone else? [Jun. 28th, 2015|09:35 pm]
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Delicious just stopped working for me; I still use the previous.delicious.com version, because I could the new one simply would never add links for me, but now the previous version's stopped adding links too. Tried multiple browsers, added the bookmarklet, nothing's working. Doesn't work on iOS browsers either. Can still load the pages, sign in, all that--just can't add links anymore. Anyone else?

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(no subject) [May. 30th, 2015|08:14 am]
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All right, who failed to tell me there was a fabulous Jeremy Renner reference in the first five minutes of Birdman? I'd have seen it long before this!

(The fact that it won a Best Picture Oscar which essentially means everyone thought it was a movie worth seeing--not an excuse. Get with it, people.)

(And yes, Birdman was terrific.)

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(I did muster up the appropriate reaction a bit later.) [May. 8th, 2015|09:21 pm]
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Appropriate reaction to hearing Agent Carter got renewed: Hey yay what great news that was a great season and getting more Agent Carter is terrific and yay for female-helmed MCU storylines wheee!

My initial reaction to hearing Agent Carter got renewed: WHAT they told us it was going to be a self-contained miniseries and that was it I COMMITTED TO ONLY 8 EPISODES HOW DARE YOU TRICK ME LIKE THAT I WATCH TOO MUCH TELEVISION AS IT IS ALREADY

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Avengers: Age of Ultron second viewing [May. 3rd, 2015|05:19 pm]
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I liked it better the second time around.

This time I went in without the first-time stress jitters, and this time I got to appreciate what a clever complex plot this was. Everything flows and goes just a teensy bit faster than what you anticipate, so that it's never talking down to you. I will always choose a "Keep up" plot over one where I can guess what's coming. *cough cough* nearly every other action movie on the planet *cough cough* I think it's as intricate as the story of The Avengers, but it's less joyful, darker. Ultron may be entertainingly bitchy but he's much more evil a villain than Loki the trickster. Different darker agenda. There couldn't be any funny end scene of the Avengers exhaustedly chomping down on shawarma in this one.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron and that blob of jelly in my chest called my heart [May. 2nd, 2015|07:31 pm]
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Avengers: Age of Ultron: my completely fannish selfish perspective. Overall okay with it!

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My goals get weirder every year [Apr. 7th, 2015|09:20 pm]
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I've decided I don't so much want to learn how to gamble, or to actually gamble any money at all--what I want is lessons on how to look classy and game-savvy while in casinos. Including sitting at gaming tables and such. Who's got classes I can take?

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Probably won't arrive until 2016 BUT OH WELL. [Mar. 25th, 2015|07:29 pm]
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Guess who just spent money?


Hawkeye AAOU Hot Toys figure


Not sure I love the face mold for this as much as the previous one, but I DUN CARE I BEEN WAITING FOR THIS.

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Darned autofill! [Feb. 8th, 2015|08:19 am]
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Nothing quite like the feeling you get when your mom peels out her earphones with an odd look and asks, "What is this?" and you realize in converting a version of a Beach Vacation Playlist for your mom you somehow neglected to delete that copy of "He Whipped My Ass in Tennis (So I Fucked His Ass In Bed)".

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Apparently, yes, I am that spoiler-phobic. [Nov. 19th, 2014|11:52 am]
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I started reading a cooking magazine and got to the "Recipe Index" at the beginning and flipped to the next page lightning-quick, squeaking, "Spoiler alert!"

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I am finding time to watch holiday reruns, though. On VHS, no less. [Nov. 1st, 2014|08:34 am]
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I did not carve a pumpkin this year--the season has been chock-a-block occupied with family projects (everyone's healthy, so, I'm grateful), so, pumpkin carving was sacrificed, along with keeping up with television (my DVR is groaning), movies (still haven't seen Kill the Messenger! I'M SORRY JEREMY), and most fic. I should be at my creative best right now, because the Muse is whimsical and likes to inspire me when I'm at my otherwise busiest, but she sublimated my enthusiasm into the family projects themselves, darnit. I guess that's good? Anyway, not dead, will stick around and be partcipatory when I can.

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And don't think we didn't notice what you had to say about the "Liberty" and "Freedom." [Aug. 27th, 2014|12:28 pm]
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Hey, any of you read Core Values, the Avengers story by AnonEhouse where Loki turns everyone into apples and they have to figure out which ones they are to break the spell (oh, just go with it, 'k? It's funny)? So the September issue of Prevention magazine has a cover article on apple varieties, and you cannot make this kind of thing up, this is word for word from the article:
Northern Spy:

Taste It: If Scarlett Johansson were an apple, she'd be a Northern Spy: tart yet honeyed, luscious yet subtle.

Cannot. Make. This. Up. PREVENTION WRITERS READ AO3.

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Podfic of Why SHIELD Has No Fraternization Policy [Jul. 1st, 2014|06:26 am]
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I got podficced!

CheyanneChika recorded my Clint/Coulson story, Why SHIELD Has No Fraternization Policy. I love how she captured the characters, especially the Fury rants without needing to do a Samuel L. Jackson imitation. Go listen!

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Aw, Rik Mayall. [Jun. 9th, 2014|09:31 pm]
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Rik Mayall dead at age 56

WHAT. NO.

Not my "The Young Ones" Rik. Not my Lord Flasheart.

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Potato Salad Recipe [May. 26th, 2014|03:01 pm]
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For someone who eats everything, I'm still choosy when it comes to potato and macaroni salads. On this day of traditional summer picnicking, I concocted my own Warm Potato Salad:
Peel and dice raw Yukon Gold potatoes; set in glass casserole dish with glass lid and microwave on high for six minutes. Let sit in covered dish for an additional five minutes. Mix in mayonnaise, diced bread-and-butter pickles, a little pickle juice, and diced hard-cooked egg. All volumes to your taste.

That's it. No unwanted pimento or celery or black pepper or poppy seeds or what have you. I was happy.

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Agents of SHIELD season finale [May. 14th, 2014|09:09 am]
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Agents of SHIELD season finale reaction post:
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Just fed up, is all. [May. 10th, 2014|12:48 pm]
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My new literary demand: Books are no longer allowed to use science-y titles when their subject is not science or science fiction. That is, if a book is titled, "The Doppler Effect" or "Avogadro's Number" etc. that book is not allowed to be about a woman living on a farm in Kentucky contemplating leaving her abusive husband nor about a teen girl with romance issues nor a widower who has lost his faith and searches for meaning on a trip to India etc. I demand truth in advertising.

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"White Heat," to start with. [May. 9th, 2014|05:51 am]
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I am running out of unwatched Jeremy Renner movies, so I got a Jimmy Cagney film to watch in the meantime.

When is someone gonna make a Jimmy Cagney biopic for Renner to star in, darnit? This is necessary.

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Spoilery thoughts on Agents of SHIELD: Nothing Personal [Apr. 30th, 2014|06:13 am]
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Agents of SHIELD: "Turn, Turn Turn" [Apr. 8th, 2014|09:23 pm]
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Oh CRIPES I need someplace to talk about tonight's Agents of SHIELD. Anybody up for discussion?

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier [Apr. 5th, 2014|06:44 pm]
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My take on Captain America: The Winter Soldier:

(Non-spoilery stuff above the cut)

Okay, I thought there was one special effect that wasn't very good and there were a couple of elements I thought were underused, but, other than that? Damn, this was a terrific flick. This is the Captain America movie I've been waiting for, the one that would let me feel Steve Rogers on a gut level. Thirty seconds in I was saying, "I already love this movie," and five minutes in I was saying, "I really already love this movie," because, yes, at last, Steve Rogers. Cap. YES. I feel it now. I get it. The man who smells like fresh applesauce and freedom; I salute it at last. This is the Captain America I thought I was signing on for and this movie has made me very happy.

No secret that Marvel Phase Two hasn't been a hit with me so far; I thought Iron Man 3 was irreverent and kinda annoying and lacking any sense of threat, while Thor 2 was mostly dull. I tried not to get my hopes up too high for this one as a result but it just kept looking so damn good in the previews, I couldn't help but pin some hopes on it. I'm so glad this one hit the mark for me.

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I still do own and play a PS2, but, yeah, kinda old. [Mar. 28th, 2014|09:11 pm]
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Craaaaap. I may have to buy myself a gaming system so I can play this game!



Just you. Just one Alien. Holy creepshow, YES.

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(I think the movies could have made a case for Harry/Cho endgame, myself.) [Feb. 2nd, 2014|07:05 pm]
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Goodness, it's been a while since I posted. I've still been an active fandom consumer in the past few months, though--just keeping up with tv shows and movies feels like enough of a proud accomplishment these days. Maybe at some point I'll make a "watched all these things" catch-up post.

What's brought me out to talk today? The story about the JK Rowling interview, where reportedly she admits may not have made the most convincing romance between Ron and Hermione. I haven't come to gloat; I tend to retreat and play devil's advocate at unexpected victory, so let me say this: I didn't write the Harry Potter series, I dunno how many people could have, and for every moment that I muttered over the tell-not-show of the romance or the muddle of the last two books' storylines, I should have countered with a hundred examples of the world-building and foreshadowing and sheer cleverness that she put into those books, that neither I nor any of her critics are likely to accomplish. And I try not to put a lot of significance into voiced author regrets in general because I think they just reflect a feeling of "I wish this were perfect and had no flaws and I guess I have to apologize to everyone for any perceived flaws, especially if I agree" which, heck, I feel all the time about my own stuff. Don't we all?

The image we had in Sorcerer's Stone of Ginny running after the Hogwarts Express, pages before Hermione made her first appearance--sure, I understand that was meant to be a portent. Problem was, we saw so little of Ginny after that, given that she was supposed to become someone very important to Harry. All the moments where Ginny could have been moving into her own little piece of spotlight, denied again and again and again. (I cite Lois McMaster Bujold a lot in this comparison; when, after numerous books and adventures and female companions for the adult Miles Vorkosigan, Bujold decided to introduce a new character who would be the Mrs. Miles, she gave half the book's viewpoint to this new character, in a completely new precedent for the series. And it not only worked, it triumphed.)

So, yeah, this admission is a little satisfying. But not for any reason of "soulmates" or compatibility or attraction etc. between Harry and any other character--just the acknowledgement that if you want your beloved seven-book aimed-at-kids protagonist to end up with a spouse, don't devote all of his on-screen time to ladies other than her.

(But it's still a helluva series.)

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Thor: The Dark World reaction post [Nov. 8th, 2013|10:05 pm]
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Beginning with vague non-spoilery thoughts, look away if you don't even want those:

Overall I have pleased Thor: TDW feelings, though the conflict/plot was pretty dull; I could not have cared less about Malekith (they might as well have called him MacGuffin-kith), the Dark Elves, the convergence...all very generic in execution. Watching the characters we love reacting to stress, though, whether that's swinging a hammer at it, grieving, finding one's courage, making hard decisions...there was plenty of that, so I still had fun. The number one thing about this film for me? This is the film that's turned me into an unabashed Loki fan. He was the best thing about this film and that best thing was awesome.

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Or all Thor. Or switched! As long as it's a trick! [Nov. 7th, 2013|04:55 pm]
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Am at marathon. Everyone given freebies, including a choice from two bins of rolled posters, Thor or Loki. Know what would be a great trick? If they were all Loki posters. "FOOLED YOU, FEEBLE MIDGARDIANS!"

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And mouth all the good lines with it, like Loki's "I won't touch Barton..." speech. [Nov. 6th, 2013|07:17 pm]
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I'm going to see the Thor-The Avengers-Thor 2 marathon tomorrow! I never do marathons! But I figure I can sleep and take breaks during the first two films plus I get to see Hawkeye's appearances in 3-D all over again. Totally worth it.

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P.E.R.V.S. strikes again! [Nov. 5th, 2013|08:40 pm]
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I absolutely had to link today's Wondermark!

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He said it in Hiddleston-worthy sneer-tones, no less. I was horizontal with laughter. [Nov. 5th, 2013|06:09 am]
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Had phone conversation with the S.O. this morning that devolved into Avengers snubbing Loki's comic books, which led to the line, "Journey Into my PANTS, why don't you."

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With earphones IN. Oh my god. [Oct. 29th, 2013|06:44 am]
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While catching up on Night Vale, I fell asleep listening to episode 26 and was awakened by Khoshekh's meow. JESUS.

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Dracula pilot [Oct. 27th, 2013|08:50 pm]
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I watched the pilot of this season's Dracula; I'm in love with this premise. Love what they're doing to Dracula's morality, what they're doing with Van Helsing, and what they've done with Mina's profession (I detect a hint of influence from Barbara Hambly's Those Who Hunt the Night in that). I'm not yet sure I love the execution, to be fair. But I'll keep watching to see!

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Same-sex romance moment on Once Upon a Time! [Oct. 15th, 2013|05:32 am]
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Sunday's Once Upon a Time cracked the shell of its heteronormativity, how about that. One can criticize the who, the how, the how much, and the what now, but they did do it, and that's pretty great.

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They alternate from "eesh, painful" to "well, there's a twist." [Oct. 13th, 2013|08:28 pm]
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When I'm in the mode of "what shall I watch while I do other things; how about we try to watch something we haven't instead of just rewatching something beloved yet again, could we try something at least a little new? But not something to which we have to pay too much attention?" The solution is to watch something I haven't but of which I know the plot. Which means I end up seeing a lot of Golden Films animated adaptations of everything Disney has already done. Sorta embarrassing to admit it.

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Lord Bereshti's Concubines as an eBook! My book, my book! [Oct. 10th, 2013|01:02 pm]
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I've been saving this announcement for a long time because it was in Real Soon Now No Really mode for so long, but, here it is!

Lord Bereshti's Concubines is available as a freshly edited, complete-with-bonus-short-story ebook--and will soon be a print book as well, I'll make an announcement when that happens. I worked on fleshing it out this past year, passing it through several editors, and I wrote the short story and glossary that appear in the book. So it's a bit different from the version that appeared in serialized form!



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(Lookit my cover! Isn't it gorgeous, aren't I lucky??)

Note the author name--Aimy Schreiber is the name under which I'm publishing my original stories. Yes, my fanfiction alias has a obvious visible link (as well as a translation one). And I even have a Facebook account at last, oh, the terror.

For those of you who never saw the chapter updates when it was published as a WIP by SL Publishing Group, here's a summary:
The favorite concubine of a wealthy lord, Silvian finds the bliss of his household is threatened when a new concubine is purchased--beautiful but miserable, and shamed by his new status in life. Silvian plans to cure the new purchase of his distress, with unexpected results.


Lord Bereshti's Concubines by Aimy Schreiber is available from SL Publishing Group for $6.99 U.S. as either ePub or PRC format ebook, or you can purchase the Kindle edition from Amazon for $5.99 U.S. (Print version coming soon.) A sample of the book is free, so, check it out if you like m/m erotica chock full of pretty boys and dirty stuff.

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I know it's meant to be loopy, but, jeezus, wtf? [Oct. 8th, 2013|09:41 pm]
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O_o

Who the hell hacked willyoupressthebutton.com tonight?!

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Just line up the Oscar noms now. [Oct. 6th, 2013|07:44 pm]
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I saw Gravity today and unconditionally adored it. Spacetravel and disaster and physics and survival mathematics and human ingenuity and narrative, ungh...!

Hawking's Chair, but this film was aimed directly at me and my film needs. What a movie.

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Halloween Pumpkins 2013! [Oct. 5th, 2013|07:46 pm]
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Soooo...it's early in October, I know, but I have a lot of projects to finish this month.

So I got an early start on my pumpkin carving!




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Goodnight, flist, goodnight.

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Who wouldn't wanna get married in the Stormtrooper version? [Oct. 3rd, 2013|01:13 pm]
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Heeyy! Remember the girls' Darth Vader Tutu costume?

Adult version! With three other Star Wars dress options: X-Wing pilot, Stormtrooper, and Boba Fett!



Thank you, ThinkGeek!

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You can tell it's fan-driven: check out who got number 1. [Oct. 2nd, 2013|07:48 pm]
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So I saw this "Empire's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars (as voted by fans)," and instantly I could feel the anxiety and the nausea beginning; and I started to search the male list from the top down, and there I was, thinking, "If Jeremy Renner is not on this, I'm going to be sick and sick to my stomach all night and depressed and I'm going to have to go to bed early, goddammit." And he was number 21 and instantly my evening is joyful.

Yeah, I still got it bad.

(All the Avengers made it on there! Ruffalo too, yay!)



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Agents of SHIELD: Characters! Dialogue! Entertaining twists! That tag! [Oct. 2nd, 2013|06:51 am]
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And now, a serenade composed in honor of the second episode of Agents of SHIELD:

I like this shoooooow
I like this shoooooow
I like this shoooooow
I like this shoooooow

*sings repeatedly*

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Continuing fall tv: The Blacklist [Sep. 28th, 2013|06:54 am]
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Okay, I was eager for Agents of SHIELD and enjoyed it very much. Don't love it any less now.

But I was completely blown away by the pilot of The Blacklist. WOW. The twistiness and the "go to hell if you can't keep up" pacing, and James Spader, holy heck. There was a moment when I said, oh my god, that's so vicious, I can't keep watching this if they're going to...and I hung on frantically fast-forwarding through commercials and then saw the next twist they played on that and, whoa, just, wow.

Of course people are drawing The Silence of the Lambs parallels. The structure invites it. There are many resemblances. You know what one of them is? They're both really, really good. Yow.

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Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, pilot reactions [Sep. 26th, 2013|04:41 am]
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Spoilers for Agents of SHIELD...Collapse )

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More fall tv... [Sep. 25th, 2013|08:26 pm]
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Every so often I try to add a new sitcom to my tv lineup...

...and all too quickly, discover why this is mostly a dumb idea. Ugh, I thought Mom actually looked promising.

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