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Pick a number from the list and I'll answer it in the comments.

1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn't consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or animated series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn't care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr/your social network sites
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don't think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go
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Award Ceremonies:

Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37253382 I suspect I may have shared this before.

History:

Slum photographs spark charity appeal - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37288396

Oscar Wilde love letter celebrated 'behind bars' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37277397

What Al Capone can teach India about prohibition - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37230259

Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37250413

Miscellaneous:

Single mum drags up for 'Donuts with Dad' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37307984 1 - this Mum is awesome. 2 - why is it always 'x with Dad' events. It's like once again, father's get cookies for just doing the basics.

Downton's effect on the political mood - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37288981

Dying mum's letter found in book in second-hand bookshop - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-37284497 Update: letter's intended recipient found.

Marvel, Jack Kirby, and the Comic-Book Artist’s Plight -
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/09/marvel-jack-kirby-and-the-plight-of-the-comic-book-artist/498299/

News:

What Is Aleppo? This Is Aleppo - https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/09/what-is-aleppo-this-is-aleppo/499163/

Workers must not pay the price of Brexit, says TUC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37300445

Mapuche community in Argentina fights fracking site - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36892770

Science:

Why We Still Don’t Have Better Batteries - https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602245/why-we-still-dont-have-better-batteries/

Sport:
Football:

The Old Firm rivalry opens new chapter - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-37310016

USA star Megan Rapinoe kneels during national anthem to support Colin Kaepernick -
http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/viral/megan-rapinoe-kneels-during-usa-national-anthem-to-support-colin-kaepernick-18545/

Football tackles conflict on the front lines - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37153684

FA Cup: Rio Ferdinand's body double & the ex-Man City player looking to spend £500 -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37177613

Formula 1:

Felipe Massa: the closing of an F1 career that has experienced ecstasy and agony -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/37244253 Obviously from before the un-retirement

Ice hockey:

Lightning's J.T. Brown speaks out on life 'as a black athlete in the NHL' -
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/jt-brown-on-his-reality---as-a-black-athlete-in-the-nhl/2292690

Paralympics:

Rio Paralympics 2016: GB stars hoping to shine on the big stage - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37220234

Rio Paralympics 2016: Lee Pearson to be Great Britain flagbearer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37290538

Rio Paralympics 2016: 'It's not about how full the stadiums are' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37196387

Rio Paralympics 2016: Ex-Liverpool junior Sean Highdale is heading to Rio -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37232402

Rugby League:

Batley Bulldogs fan banned over Keegan Hirst tweets - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-37278162 You'll notice that it's a life time ban because rugby league does not tolerate this.

Television:

In pictures: The Prisoner at 50 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-37232329 Just ignore some of the text. I'm not sure the unnamed writer has ever watched the show.
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Oh, you thought I was joking about the number of links ;)

Data visualisation:

A Compendium of Clean Graphs in R - http://shinyapps.org/apps/RGraphCompendium/index.php?utm_content=buffer32ead&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Really useful R graph examples.

Food and Drink:

Sneaking a taste of North Korea's finest beer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37316967

History:

Grunwick dispute: What did the 'strikers in saris' achieve? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37244466

Law and Order:

The terror of young offender institutions - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37291160

Miscellaneous:

The cartoonist called the 'Walt Disney of Brazil' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37284939

The man who squeezes muscles - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-6d083913-0bfb-4988-8cd8-d126fa6dcff1 Okay, so conflict of interest warning, St. Helens is one of the towns where Purple Aki used to do his muscle squeezing. I also can't help but think that if some weirdo was going round squeezing girls's muscles, the article about him would be less sympathetic.

What we know about Ri Chun-hee, the most famous woman in North Korea -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37317041/what-we-know-about-ri-chun-hee-the-most-famous-woman-in-north-korea

Grammars debate trumps expert consensus - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37315832

News:

7/7 bomber's former brother-in-law: 'There were no signs' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37324130

Politics:

Ail to the chief: A history of US presidential bad health - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37338018

How Hillary Clinton can get that ‘presidential look’ -
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2016/09/07/how-hillary-clinton-can-get-that-presidential-look/?utm_term=.059f29da2fcc From before the US election. Glorious satire.

Science:

Paolo Macchiarini: A surgeon’s downfall - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37311038

Science Fiction:

What if Star Trek Had Never Existed? - https://www.wired.com/2016/09/imagining-a-world-without-star-trek/

Amy Adams takes control in Arrival movie - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37295727

Sport:

Get Inspired: Great North Run and six inspirational stories - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/37305963

Football:

Sylvia Gore: England women's first goalscorer dies aged 71 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37201105

Paralympics:

Rio Paralympics 2016: Kadeena Cox aims to inspire black athletes - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37331510

Rio Paralympics: 50-year-old Kazakh woman sets new swimming record - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-37317460

Technology:

Cybathlon: World's first 'bionic Olympics' gears up - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37196860

The ultra-Orthodox Jews combining tech and the Torah - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37300929
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Films:

Why a Bollywood film has been accused of distorting history - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37273221

Health:

These charts show how much of your life you will spend being sick -
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/19/these-charts-show-how-much-of-your-life-you-will-spend-being-sick/?utm_term=.fc4a52ceae55

What is the food that can really improve your eyesight? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37281200

'I know cannabis is illegal, but it is medicinal' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37318935

Language:

What I learned about languages just by looking at a Turkish typewriter - https://medium.com/@mwichary/what-i-learned-about-languages-just-by-looking-at-a-turkish-typewriter-fc840aab1b0a

Miscellaneous:

Starting university: What to bring, who to avoid - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37297449 Some of this is reasonable, some of it, not so much.

Vogue: Nine down-to-earth discoveries I made at the fashion bible - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37292067

Fabric closure: What next for the UK's club scene? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37297353 Or the further death of UK nightlife

What Is A Data Scientist And Should We Instead Be Talking About Data Teams?
- https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/08/25/what-is-a-data-scientist-and-should-we-instead-be-talking-about-data-teams/#c5e8c7259ea6

Illness forces 12% of workers to quit before pension age - TUC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37272164

Why the former USSR has far fewer men than women - http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/14/why-the-former-ussr-has-far-fewer-men-than-women/

Science:

Puberty calorie burn fall 'could explain obesity rise' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37297812

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37287715 As I had to explain to a friend of the time, yes, Y. pestis was the main suspect, but this is the first proof.

What's the evidence for the gluten-free lifestyle? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37292174

Meet the Greater Honeyguide, the Bird That Understands Humans - http://www.audubon.org/news/meet-greater-honeyguide-bird-understands-humans

Sport:

Cycling:

Tour of Britain: How cycling is helping flood-hit Cumbria recover - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-36885273

Football:

FFP forces Inter to effectively split into two teams - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/serie-a/2016-2017/ffp-forces-inter-to-effectively-split-into-two-teams_sto5822073/story.shtml There ain't no sneakiness like Inter sneakiness

Kosovo ready to rock the boat in Finland despite eligibility confusion -
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/04/kosovo-world-cup-2018-qualifier-finalnd

Paralympics:

Team USA should dominate the Paralympics. So why doesn't it?
- https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/sep/06/paralympic-games-brazil-us-athletes-disability

Rio Paralympic Games: Why bookies won't be taking many bets - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37256061
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Today's will be in several parts because there are many and I want to leave comment/notes next to several of them.

Business:

Champions League: Why Nissan uses football for its sponsor goals - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37324069

How Zara's founder became the richest man in the world - for two days - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37317369 Ignore the title, it's more about the fast fashion industry.

Health:

10 Lies You Shouldn't Tell Your Doctor - http://gizmodo.com/10-lies-you-shouldnt-tell-your-doctor-1786332506

Miscellaneous:

New polymer £5 note is out today - here's where you're likely to see it first -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37338862/new-polymer-5-note-is-out-today---heres-where-youre-likely-to-see-it-first

How new bank notes will help the visually-impaired community -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37231241/how-new-bank-notes-will-help-the-visually-impaired-community

How verified Twitter users are connected and who they are. - https://medium.com/startup-grind/analyzing-205-718-verified-twitter-users-cf0811781ac8

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children - http://www.nature.com/news/how-to-raise-a-genius-lessons-from-a-45-year-study-of-super-smart-children-1.20537

Why Walking Helps Us Think - http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/walking-helps-us-think

Middle-aged parents are now more likely to smoke weed than their teenage kids -
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/02/middle-aged-parents-are-now-more-likely-to-smoke-weed-than-their-teenaged-kids/?utm_term=.54b8269ecb85

IN DEFENSE OF HOBBIES: If you want to be a better person, find something to do outside of work - https://qz.com/689526/hobbies-and-the-meaning-of-life/

Why are there crushed stones alongside rail tracks? - https://www.quora.com/Why-are-there-crushed-stones-alongside-rail-tracks

Steven Spielberg in Birmingham: Why film directors come to the city - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37297173

Politics:

Confessions of a presidential speechwriter - http://www.politico.eu/article/ryan-heath-jose-manuel-barroso-president-travails-of-a-european-commission-speechwriter/

Cameron quits as MP: What other ex-prime ministers did next - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37339390

Does the left have a future? - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/sep/06/does-the-left-have-a-future?CMP=fb_gu Written before the recent election. Some points I agree with, some I disagree with.

Science:

Why Freshwater Fish Are Awesome - http://nautil.us/blog/why-freshwater-fish-are-awesome

Why Are Babies So Dumb If Humans Are So Smart? - http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/why-are-babies-so-dumb-if-humans-are-so-smart

Pioneering 'diaries' reveal the secret lives of animals - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37311404

Science Fiction:

The Enduring Lessons of “Star Trek” - http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-enduring-lessons-of-star-trek?mbid=social_twitter

Sport:

Rugby Union:

Neil Francis: Our game needs to rid itself of heavy gang - 150kg props are a parody of the way rugby is going - http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/neil-francis-our-game-needs-to-rid-itself-of-heavy-gang-150kg-props-are-a-parody-of-the-way-rugby-is-going-35031393.html
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Large Image Under The Cut )

Octopussy is separated from the other films. This is understandable given that it's a lot older than the other films.
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Which I enjoyed. It might not have been as good as the first but it made me cry as much.

The main thing I disliked was that the characters were too broad in the first half so the reconciliation in the second half would work. But it did work. Probably better than the equivalent scene in the first one.

The character-is-a-screw-up-because-of-missing-Dad is a trope I could live without, but at least Peter Quill has a better reason than most. Peter Quill is still the one of the gang I like the least but that is not Chris Pratt's fault, as he does a damn fine job.

The film struck all the "I'd still rather have the Farscape film this isn't" chords that the first one did. Not helped by bonus Ben Browder. (Who got this film's giggle of recognition.)

And also every other Australian actor I sort of recognised. Although I want Elizabeth Debicki in all the films. I really like how they did the Sovereigns (or however one is supposed to pluralise that), that mixture of dangerous and silly.

The cool thing about the Guardians of the Galaxy films is that they acknowledge that they're based on comics so they occasionally go "stuff physics and reality". It is glorious. As is James Gunn's direction. Can he direct all the things? Because he makes everything look so pretty.

Spoilers begin below )

While it didn't quite work for me, I like that the film went full bore on its themes and linked everything together.

Meme Rerun

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:02 pm
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Name a fictional character and I'll tell you three reasons I wouldn't want to date them.
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Y'all have failed me on the actress heads-up front.

Vanessa Ferlito is in NCIS: New Orleans!!!!!

This is not a drill!!!!

She's the new series regular (replacing spoiler). And, get this, the character is canonically a lesbian. Oh Bellisario productions, you are spoiling us.

Links

Jun. 18th, 2017 10:36 pm
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Miscellaneous:

Miss Fa'afafine: Behind Samoa's 'third gender' beauty pageant - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37227803

Kingsley Burrell: Family's long fight for custody death answers - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37175449

Smack in the suburbs - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37224075

Croc of gold: Kenya's booming crocodile farm industry - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37218790

Cash for catastrophes? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37222375

Unlimited Vacation and Other Forms of Guilt-Based Management - https://mfbt.ca/unlimited-vacation-and-other-forms-of-guilt-based-management-44413269a184

Letter from Africa: Should Africa's police recruits be put through the lie detector?
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37223902

Crossing Paths: Five years, 150 towns, 1,500 British portraits - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-36941628

News:

He Filmed The Death Of Eric Garner. Now He’s Getting Ready To Spend 4 Years In Prison. -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ramsey-orta-eric-garner_us_57a9edbde4b0aae2a5a15142

Australia ex-judge Jim Macken offers swap with refugee - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-37243261

Long wait for families to identify missing migrants - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37220479

Politics:

Garrison Keillor: God help us. We’re in trouble down here - http://linkis.com/washingtonpost.com/hHuti

11 Times British Politics Went Full ‘The Thick Of It’ In 2016 - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/when-life-imitates-art_uk_57c80032e4b01e359229da86

Poster child of US drug wars to be freed - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37235367

Ban businesses from sacking new mums, say MPs - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37222674

Tips for Indian politicians who tell women what to wear - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37218487

'Glaring deficiencies' in EU debate, Electoral Reform Society says - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37238641

Science:

Are the health claims about apple cider vinegar true? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37229792

Why does my exercise clothing smell? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37220208

Sport:

Football:

Robbie Keane scores 68th goal, gets amazing reception as he ends Ireland career -
http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/viral/video-robbie-keane-scores-68th-goal-gets-amazing-reception-as-he-ends-ireland-career-18432/

Emotional Bastian Schweinsteiger says farewell to Germany - http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/viral/emotional-bastian-schweinsteiger-says-farewell-to-germany-18423/

Formula 1:

Italian Grand Prix: Niki Lauda's F1 comeback drive at Monza, 40 years on -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/37243696

Olympics:

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games - http://nonstanford.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/the-2016-rio-olympic-games.html?m=1 GB Triathlete Non Stafford on finishing 4th at an Olympics.
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Today's finds include:

1) Smash Hits articles about this new band called Boyzone.
2) Smash Hits running a story about Louise from Eternal jumping ship, and saying how it got overshadowed by Robbie Williams doing the same to Take That.
3) The novelisation of The Shadow, which remains *the* most under-rated superhero film, and which is a brilliant novelisation because it deeps the background and gives some wonderful descriptions.
4) The rule book for "Time Lord - the Doctor Who Roleplaying Game". I always said it existed.

Those two books were assumed lost in the move from last maternal house to this one. Or 10 housemoves for me ago. Why do I keep on moving house when I hate it so much?

5) The handwritten version of my long-lost New Professionals fic, which was one I was bitter about not finishing because I thought it had potential. I still say it does.
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So my Mum is moving house. Which means I am going through my stuff to try to get rid of the useless stuff I hoard. (They say admitting the problem is the first step to solving it.)

Amongst the many treasures I have found are:

1) Articles on the Spice Girls where Posh Spice was still Victoria Adams
2) The news that Take That will be returning as a fourpiece, sans Robbie Williams
3) Ant and Dec still being called PJ and Duncan
4) Jerome Flynn at the height of Robson and Jerome mania. Those of you who know him only as Ser Bronn would be most amused.
5) The handwritten version of the first wrestling fic I ever wrote (which, yes, I am keeping, for reasons).
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No offence intended for those who like 'ships I don't like. I'm a firm believer in your ship is not my ship and that's okay. With some of my 'ships, you kind of have to be ;)

1. Randy Orton / Ric Flair (I know but I was suddenly hit with Florton feels while working on fic)
2. Aguilar / Maria from the Assassin's Creed film.
3. Fai / Kurogane, from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.
4. Mystique / Hank (Filmverse)
5. Male Imperial Agent / Kaliyo Djannis (SWTOR)
6. Ilya/Gaby/Napoleon Solo (filmverse Man from UNCLE)

Three ships you liked, but don’t like anymore (I have noticed that I don’t really go off ships, canon just moves on from them).

7. Filmverse Hawkeye / Black Widow, except not, may I rec Brown Paper Packages by [personal profile] st_aurafina which is how I like my Hawkeye/Black Widow now that we have Hawkwife.
8. Movieverse Rogue / Pyro
9. Toshiko Sato / Jack Harkness of Torchwood

Four ships you never liked

10. Filmverse Black Widow / Hulk
11. Filmverse Thor / Loki
12. Filmverse Steve Rogers / Bucky Barnes (he’s his best friend. I know this is a major case of this is not my ship and that’s okay).
13. Emily Thorne / Daniel Grayson of Revenge

Two ships you're curious about, but don’t actually ship

14. Scarlet Witch / Vision (Filmverse)
15. Chekhov / Scotty (Rebootverse)

Before anyone says anything, yes, I am aware that most, if not all of my ships are ones where the parties fight together. I have a thing.

On to the Meme )
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The remaining answers for this Music Meme.

1 - [Title Redacted], coming home in dribs and drabs
Life is numbers, with doggy tags
Filled with holes and coming back
So come on up the sky

Is Imperial Bodybags by the Manic Street Preachers. Which I love beyond all reason.

2) -[Title Redacted], Winter trees
The beauty of, dead industry
The stuff we have saved, so fataly
Comes crashing down, around me

Is Winterlovers also by the Manics. I wasn't joking about Spotify's concept of random needing improvement.

3 - Guess I'm stuck in a dream
Surrounded by coloured leaves on the ground
As I stare at the trees
I see one fall down on my hand.

Is High by Feeder.

5 - What's up with my heart when it skips a beat? (skips a beat)
Can't feel no pavement right under my feet (under my feet)

Is Dreaming of You by the Coral. Which was half- guessed by [personal profile] lilacsigil


6 - Lady take a ride on a Zeke 64, Jerry wants to be a rockette
That's a popular misconception, says we haven't seen anything yet

Is Saturn 5 by Inspiral Carpets.

11 - [Spoken]You can buy her, you can buy her
This one's here, this one's here, this one's here and this one's here
Ev'rything's for sale[/spoken]

For sale? dumb cunt's same dumb questions
Oh virgins? listen, all virgins are liars honey
And I don't know what I'm scared of or what I even enjoy
Dulling, get money, but nothing turns out like you want it to

Is Yes by the Manic Street Preachers.

12 - I've never been here before
Didn't know where to go
Never met you before

Is Pick A Part That's New by the Stereophonics.

14 - [Can You Hear Us [Title redacted] x 8]

Life is a cigarette, you smoke to the end,
But if you rocket the middle bit,
Then you burn all your friends,
The wider your eyes, the bigger the lies, yes it's true,

Is Pumping on Your Stereo by Supergrass, again, nearly guessed by [personal profile] lilacsigil

18 - [title redacted] her arms, waits there for the nails
I forgive you boy, I will prevail
Too much to take, some cross to bear
I'm hiding in the trees with a picnic, she's over there

Is Love Spreads by the Stone Roses.

19 - I never said never ever
You took the words right out of my mouth
Is the sea your sunshine have we been told?
The sea is you lifeline
You're [title redacted]

Is Going For Gold by Shed Seven

Links

Jun. 11th, 2017 04:21 pm
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Fandom:

What are the smuttiest ships? - http://witchsandwich.org/what-are-the-smuttiest-ships/

Films:

Pedro Almodovar: Why there was no room for comedy in my new film - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37176126

The best 100 films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics around the world -
https://qz.com/764287/the-best-100-films-of-the-21st-century-according-to-177-film-critics-around-the-world/ Let the arguing begin, although the list is reasonable.

Health:

Third 'given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37215768

History:

Centenary of 'Spitfires of the Seas' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37156430

Joan of Arc’s Ring: A Question of Possession and Cultural Patrimony -
http://www.medievalists.net/2017/01/joan-arcs-ring-question-possession-cultural-patrimony/

Pocket Guide to Northern Ireland -
https://ia802703.us.archive.org/9/items/APocketGuideToNorthernIreland_781/w0051.pdf

Law:

REVERSE VOXSPLAINING: DRUGS VS. CHAIRS - http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/08/29/reverse-voxsplaining-drugs-vs-chairs/ More specifically, patent law

Law and Order:

Ramen is displacing tobacco as most popular US prison currency, study finds - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/22/ramen-prison-currency-study

Cooking with ramen: Prisoners get creative - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37164279

Two articles based on the same report.

Miscellaneous:

What parents really mean to say about exam results - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37175844

Parents 'struggle' to find holiday care for learning disabled children - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37177967

Go-getters in the ghettos: The bright side of France's migrant suburbs - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37062048

What US counties are named after -
https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/4z7yj1/namesake_of_all_united_states_counties_4071x3019oc/

'London is most educated city in Europe' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37158445

Politics:

The social housing tenants miles from home - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37196770

America’s elections are less swingy

Lopsided electoral-college margins now appear to be a thing of the past -
http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/08/daily-chart-18?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/ (From before the last US elections)

Science:

The woman who discovered India's first HIV cases - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37183012

United States Just Placed Bumblebees on Endangered Species List for First Time - http://millennial-review.com/2017/01/12/united-states-just-placed-bumblebees-endangered-species-list-first-time/

Read These Before You Write That Op-Ed - http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/08/30/read-these-before-you-write-that-op-ed About drug pricing

Could mouthwash combat gonorrhoea? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36765167

Sport:

Rio Paralympics: Two refugee Para-athletes named for Rio Paralympics - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/37194903

The Olympic Games 2016 by Tom Jenkins - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2016/aug/22/the-olympic-games-2016-by-tom-jenkins

Football:

Leicester fans light up stadium as floodlights fail in savage storm -
http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/viral/photos-leicester-fans-light-up-stadium-as-floodlights-fail-in-savage-storm-18294/

How hooligans exposed the ugly rift in Croatian football - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37190459

Celtic: Callum McGregor eager to learn Champions League opponents -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37184466 Sorry, I am a sucker from ballboy to first team stories.

Wycombe Wanderers' Matt Bloomfield: 'I knocked the ref's front teeth out' -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37163867 On the occasion of Bloomfield's 400 (!!!) game for Wycombe.

Rugby League:

Challenge Cup final: Warrington captain Chris Hill on plumbing and Wembley -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37160321

Technology:

Innovators vs Exploiters: Drug Pricing And The Future Of Pharma - https://lifescivc.com/2016/08/innovators-vs-exploiters-drug-pricing-future-pharma/

The tech helping disabled people dance, run and compete - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37174157

The Australian town that wants to get off the grid - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-37115249
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The Case For the Prosecution:

Yes, yet again, there's a film I don't mind on this list. Now, I'll be the first to admit that Octopussy has its longeurs, chunks of film where nothing interesting happens. But that's not it's main problem.

No, Octopussy's main problem is inconsistency of tone. Really dark horrifying things are right next to slapstick humour. Which is a combo that can be done well, but it isn't in this case. There was an bit in several Roger Moore obituary's that said that all later Bond had to go gritty to provide contrast, but the later Moore films (baring View To A Kill) do the same thing.

The scene itself:



Why The Scene is So Good:

To my mind, this is still the most tense scene is all of Bond. Despite the fact that all it is is two men chasing another one down. No fight scene, just steadily ramping terror until that crash through the window.

The music more than plays it part in building the tension, as does the slow, relentless chase of the knife-throwing twins.

009 being in in full clown suit and make up should make it ridiculous. But it makes it scarier because of the contrast. His desperation, the way his breath catches, and how he almost makes, would make it if it weren't for the clown shoes. In a series of films where the 00 agents seem superhuman, 009 is human and that's what makes the scene terrifying.
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Title: Curiosity Killed The Cat
Author: Red Fiona
Fandom: WWE Wrestling
Characters: Randy Orton/Dave Batista
Prompt: 12. Fear play
Word Count: 2788
Rating: 18 - explicit sex, knife play, sex of dubious safety, breathplay
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters, they themselves and the WWE do. No money is being made from this. This is complete fiction and doesn't resemble real life in any way.
Author's Notes: For those who don't watch wrestling, this is Randy Orton and this is Dave Batista
Summary: Never mind the cat, curiosity might kill Randy.

~~~~

Curiosity Killed The Cat )
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Rules:
Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random. (Spotify is the source for this one, distinct lack of randomness is due to them.)
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Webcheating is frowned upon.


Language warning for number 11

1 - [Title Redacted], coming home in dribs and drabs
Life is numbers, with doggy tags
Filled with holes and coming back
So come on up the sky

2 - [Title Redacted], Winter trees
The beauty of, dead industry
The stuff we have saved, so fatally
Comes crashing down, around me

3 - Guess I'm stuck in a dream
Surrounded by coloured leaves on the ground
As I stare at the trees
I see one fall down on my hand

4 - Standing at the bus stop with my shopping
In my hands when I'm overhearing elder
Ladies as the rumors start to fly you can
Hear them in the school yard, in the scrap yard
In the chip shop, in the phone box, in the pool hall at
The shoe stall every corner turned around


Is A Thousand Trees by the Stereophonics, as guessed by [personal profile] lilacsigil.

5 - What's up with my heart when it skips a beat? (skips a beat)
Can't feel no pavement right under my feet (under my feet)

6 - Lady take a ride on a Zeke 64, Jerry wants to be a rockette
That's a popular misconception, says we haven't seen anything yet

7 - Drinking water to stay thin
Or is it to purify
I love you all the same
is You Stole The Sun From My Heart by the Manic Street Preachers, as guessed by [personal profile] pyroyale.

8 - Happiness
More or less
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Oh, my, my
Happiness
Coming and going
I watch you look at me
Watch my fever growing
I know just where I am

(I would like to apologise for this artist's typography)
I am apologising for Richard Ashcroft's typography because it is Lucky Man by the Verve. Guessed by [personal profile] pyroyale

9 - He's got a brand new car
Looks like a jaguar
It's got leather seats
It's got a CD player
is Buck Rogers by Feeder, as guessed by [personal profile] pyroyale

10 - I can feel the earth begin to move
I hear my needle hit the groove
And spiral through another day
I hear my song begin to say
is She Bangs The Drum by Stone Roses, guessed by [personal profile] pyroyale and [personal profile] lilacsigil.

11 - [Spoken]You can buy her, you can buy her
This one's here, this one's here, this one's here and this one's here
Ev'rything's for sale[/spoken]

For sale? dumb cunt's same dumb questions
Oh virgins? listen, all virgins are liars honey
And I don't know what I'm scared of or what I even enjoy
Dulling, get money, but nothing turns out like you want it to

12 - I've never been here before
Didn't know where to go
Never met you before

13 - I see double up ahead
Where the riverboat swayed beneath the sun
Is where the river runs red
Like a King who stalks the wings and shoots a dove
And frees an eagle instead
It's more or less the same as the things that you said

(Which could be tricky because this one that everyone knows by the guitar part.)


Which apparently wasn't that trick since [personal profile] pyroyale guessed it in one. It is The Riverboat Song by Ocean Colour Scene.

14 -

[Can You Hear Us [Title redacted] x 8]

Life is a cigarette, you smoke to the end,
But if you rocket the middle bit,
Then you burn all your friends,
The wider your eyes, the bigger the lies, yes it's true,

15 - The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
"So if I can shoot rabbits then I can shoot fascists."
Is If You Tolerate This (Then Your Children Will Be Next) by the Manic Street Preachers guessed by [personal profile] pyroyale and [personal profile] lilacsigil

16 - [Title redacted]
Sister and a brother
Changing the way that you feel
Pleased to meet you
Hope I never see you
I'll be at ease watchin' you sleep watchin' you smile

(This is another where the music is more memorable than the words.)


Is One To Another by the Charlatans, as guessed by [personal profile] pyroyale.

17 - Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
is, of course, Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers, guessed by [personal profile] pyroyale.

18 - [title redacted] her arms, waits there for the nails
I forgive you boy, I will prevail
Too much to take, some cross to bear
I'm hiding in the trees with a picnic, she's over there

19 - I never said never ever
You took the words right out of my mouth
Is the sea your sunshine have we been told?
The sea is you lifeline
You're [title redacted]

(Another where the music is more memorable than the words.)

20 - I was blind, now I can see
You made a believer out of me
I was blind, now I can see
You made a believer out of me


Is indeed Moving on Up by Primal Scream, which I always file under "Moving On Up Now". Guessed by [personal profile] pyroyale.

(Anyone who may have spotted that I was a 90s kid is right.)

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