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I now have an original fiction journal! It's at [ profile] geiriadur, so if you're interested, please feel free to friend.

athousandwinds: (princess tutu dance)
Good Girls Don't
Princess Tutu, Rue/Mytho, guilt.
Rated NC-17.

( Good Girls Don't )
athousandwinds: (sword)
i. Sometimes I go to other sites, other messageboards, and I'm reminded why even with the wank and the flame wars and the cruelty, I like LJ so much more than any other fandom hive.

ii. Should I start watching Robin Hood again?

iii. I want S2 of Criminal Minds. :(
athousandwinds: (tell me a secret amon/robin)
Okay, I'm in the middle of replaying the first Phoenix Wright game and I'm really confused, and not in the normal way that Phoenix Wright is confusing. spoilers for 1-4 )
athousandwinds: (this r no chikkun)
I wish there were a genre called Greekpunk, or something similar. It would probably make more sense than steampunk really does, considering that Archimedes was inventing heat rays two thousand years before there was a word for it.

Bloody Romans.
athousandwinds: (Aberystwyth)
i. The toilet in Liverpool South Parkway station is space-age. There are movement sensors and whooshy doors and automatic flushing and it's so weird.

ii. I've just spent ten minutes fiddling with the remote control for the DVD player, desperately trying to figure out what was wrong with it, because I couldn't work the DVD player at all. Turns out it was the wrong remote control. I have been away from home for three weeks and I've forgotten what the doofer looks like.

iii. There are far too many italics in this post.

iv. I have the first season DVDs of Criminal Minds and I intend to watch them soon.

v. Why do I love Kuroshitsuji when it is such fail in all the areas that I care about?
athousandwinds: (happy ending)
i. Quick question: does anyone know where Cain from Count Cain is actually earl of? IIRC, he just gets called "Earl Hargreaves", which, while understandable, makes no sense. He should be Cain C. Hargreaves, Earl of ______. (And while we're at it, does anyone know what the C. stands for? I'm almost certain Kaori Yuki mentions it in one of the sidenotes.)

ii. In other news, I wrote Coriolanus fic for the [ profile] ides_of_april ficathon, which is for the Greek and Roman plays. Proud of This Pride, Coriolanus/Aufidius, 12. (A triptych depicting a proud man.)

iii. More importantly, I got wonderful fic written for me! brother Cassius is by [ profile] casablancagirl and is a lovely, mind-screwy Brutus fic. The prose is gorgeous and evocative and it's a beautiful glimpse into the Brutus/Cassius relationship, with all its subtext and manipulativeness and seeming closeness.

iv. Also, I feel I should rec Dreaming Spires, because it is Brutus and Cassius as OXFORD DONS and you know that sort of thing can't be bad.

v. And this Titus Andronicus HIGH SCHOOL AU, Fourth Quarter Comeback (by [ profile] the_alchemist) because. you understand. it's like that one version of Othello with Josh Hartnett in it. It should be wrong, but then you have Parents Against Goths ("I'm so goth I was born black") and it ends up awesome.
athousandwinds: (I <3 books)
I was watching the second episode of Crooked House (the Christmas haunted house drama by Mark Gatiss, not a hitherto unknown adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel) and while it wasn't terribly scary (I only screamed once, and I'm incredibly squeamish about horror), it made me think.

Is it just me, or is there a trope with regard to upper-class men in costume dramas dealing with the first half of the twentieth-century? One of them's going to be gay. At least. (Particularly if we're talking Edwardians or the late 1920s.) It can't all be due to Sebastian Flyte and Merchant-Ivory, can it?

N.B. I am not complaining, merely commenting.

Speaking of unexpected gay characters in historical dramas! I was reading Pleasure for Pleasure by Eloisa James and that was probably the best part.

spoilers! )

All in all, it was a good read - better than Kiss Me, Annabel and The Taming of the Duke, which I should also talk about at some point, but I think Much Ado About You is the best of the bunch. But there are no stealth lesbians in Much Ado, which is a great pity.
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Has anyone else got this reply from Amazon?


Thank you for contacting

This is an embarrassing and ham-fisted cataloging error for a company that prides itself on offering complete selection.

It has been misreported that the issue was limited to Gay & Lesbian themed titles - in fact, it impacted 57,310 books in a number of broad categories such as Health, Mind & Body, Reproductive & Sexual Medicine, and Erotica. This problem impacted books not just in the United States but globally. It affected not just sales rank but also had the effect of removing the books from Amazon's main product search.

Many books have now been fixed and we're in the process of fixing the remainder as quickly as possible, and we intend to implement new measures to make this kind of accident less likely to occur in the future.

Thanks for contacting us. We hope to see you again soon.


Customer Service Department

Note: this e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.

Meh. Still not impressed, especially since it's still an "error" that's been going on since February and they're arguing that it's not so bad, since they removed more books than just the GLBTQ ones.
athousandwinds: (the only way to go is up)

Old Chuck Norris meme is old. And also Chuck Norris is a douchebag.

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In case there's anyone who hasn't heard, are stripping the sales figures and rankings from books deemed "adult". This applies to erotica and romance novels, but also to books dealing with GLBTQ issues even if they're not explicit.

Smart Bitches Trashy Books have set up a googlebomb for Amazon Rank.
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So, how long are power cables supposed to last, on average? My first one lasted about a year before fraying and my second one managed three months before breaking...somehow. (Loose connection? Power surge? No idea.) I've got a new one, I'm just curious as to how long I can expect to have with it before shelling out for my fourth.

In other news, I've been reading Catherine Cookson novels. Pop culture has lied to me, the heroines aren't all innocent virgins. I've read three and of those one was in a bigamous marriage, one was engaged and one is pregnant out of wedlock (and not by the hero. I haven't finished it yet, so I don't know if she miscarries or what). They're about ten times more interesting than your average romance, too. I can see why the lady is popular.
athousandwinds: (Aberystwyth)
For my next history module, what should I do: mediaeval Spain or mediaeval Iceland?

"Write 10 different categories of fic, each in ten words about the same fandom/pairing."

Give me fandoms or give me death!
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Just a heads-up:

I'd prefer it if no one posted explicit pornographic images to my journal without my consent/request.

It wasn't anyone on my flist and it's now deleted and the spammer banned, but I thought I should make that clear.

So bored!

Mar. 27th, 2009 12:56 am
athousandwinds: (ta-ra-ra boom-de-ay)
Okay, so you know how sometimes when you're really busy and you want to do a zillion things at once just so that the thing you want to do gets done?



Sweeney Todd, DWJ, early Kuroshitsuji, Count Cain, Witch Hunter Robin, Watchmen, Shakespeare, L. M. Montgomery, Murdoch Mysteries, Maurice, you know, anything you think I might write.

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Have discovered calling in life, that is, writing YA history books. (Not necessarily novels.)

Yes, what I really want to do with my life is be Terry Deary.
athousandwinds: (Aberystwyth)
I think the reason why I find economic history so mind-numbingly awful is that you can't prove a damn thing. In political history, this happens and that happens: there are incontrovertible facts to deal with which generally fit into a narrative. With economic history, you have to rely on official statistics (which don't agree from one historian to another) and you have to make horrible generalisations about people in Languedoc based on what people in Brittany were doing and basically. No proof.

Also, it helps if you know things about economics, which I don't. I barely grasped mercantilism, which is outdated even by the period I'm studying (19th century) and. I hate it.

How do you prove that a nation is on the brink of a Malthusian crisis, anyway? Or do you just wait until it has one, and then say, "Ah, I knew it all along"?
athousandwinds: (I <3 books)
Sneak Peek at Pride and Prejudice: The Comic!

It's so...generic. Wow. I actually can't tell the difference between the sisters - they quite literally all have the same damn face. (Even Mary, who has gone from being the least attractive sister to arguably the prettiest.)
athousandwinds: (terminallyambivalent)
So I'm up to episode 8 of Kuroshitsuji and wow, it's really very creepy. And add me to the list of people who fell wildly in love with Sebastian at first sight. On the other hand, spoilers for the Jack the Ripper arc )

And now I'm getting back into Count Cain, which is equally problematic but with a greater degree of crack.

I'm kind of bored. Anyone want a drabble?
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Comment with a story I've written, and I will tell you one thing I knew, learned, or wondered about while writing the story that didn't make it onto the page.

There's nothing like learning you have an essay due in Monday on Wednesday, is there? *sleepy*


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