redbrunja: (iron man | distainful redhead)
Sunday, March 30th, 2014 03:57 am

  • I have to wake up in an hour and forty minutes. Is it even worth going to bed?

  • Also, I chanced going on my tumblr for ONLY FIVE PAGES - got a slight Cap 2 spoiler. That will fucking teach me. The worst part is I totally knew better. (And it was my fucking tumblr savior's fault, too.)


  • Anyway, meme time:

Fandom Tennis Match Meme:

Okay, here's how this is going to work. You comment with a fandom question. I answer it and then ask you a question that has some thematic relevance to the question you asked me.

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redbrunja: (push | future's got big plans for me)
Saturday, March 29th, 2014 03:54 am
I recently finished reading Spirit & Dust by Rosemary Clement Moore which was very enjoyable, despite the fact that it:

  1. has a love triangle

  2. and the side I two people I wanted to hook up didn’t.

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redbrunja: (tw | bitch please)
Monday, March 17th, 2014 10:50 pm
Has anyone ever, actually seriously argued that a dog was good security?

And since the answer is clearly "no" can we please delete that trope from the fanfic lexicon for all eternity?
redbrunja: (lots | fight like a girl)
Thursday, March 13th, 2014 09:55 pm
So, I watched the Sif episode of SHIELD, and thank god, I can now officially quit watching that show. Again. For the third time. Let's hope this one sticks.

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redbrunja: (once upon a time | no happy endings)
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 09:44 pm
Apparently tumblr can't understand a tag with a hypen? So all my honey-love (aka my femmeslash tag aka my Carol/Jess tag) IS ENTIRELY MEANINGLESS. 
redbrunja: (iron man | distainful redhead)
Friday, February 21st, 2014 07:36 pm
Seriously, if that movie wasn't being made by marvel, there would be no fucking way I'd want to see it.

The trailer did nothing for me, I think Zoe Saladana looks fugly in half the scenes I've seen her in so far, as does Nebula, if I never saw Chris Pratt's face again, that would be amazing.

And this has nothing to do with the fact that this movie is getting made before Black Widow, or Captain Marvel and Agent Jessica Drew, or a hundred other things I'd rather seen.

It's that there is no fucking way I'm going to get pumped about wacky space-hijinks of a fucking white dude with a doofus face in space.

redbrunja: (tw | bitch please)
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 12:23 am
Another reason that I am going to be happy when I will have survived another Valentine's Day is that those stupid [quirkly v-day saying, to: from: + picture of hot person] will stop infecting my dashboard.
redbrunja: (iron man | distainful redhead)
Friday, January 24th, 2014 09:31 pm
I did one of those tumblr cloud things, and it was a complete farce, frankly.

It gave me words that I rarely use, said I reblogged most from tumblrs I don’t follow, didn’t come up with anything fannish, really, and when I expanded it to try and get something interesting, the only fannish thing it threw out was ‘Damian’ which, lol, do you realize how little I talk about him in comparison with EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAS A NAMED TAG ON MY TUMBLR?

Sheesh. It annoyed me enough that I tried to create my own, more accurate word cloud, and failed.
redbrunja: (iron man | distainful redhead)
Saturday, January 18th, 2014 02:53 pm
A question for the floor: I want to hear about your fannish final straws.

For example, the Bucky Barnes name-drop was what prompted me to unfollow a couple SHIELD-heavy blogs and blacklist the more specific versions of the show name**.

If you can remember, please tell me about the specific things that made you quit and/or start to blacklist a show.

**Or at least, I tried. Until I realized that pretty much every variant of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D that people actually use tumblr-saviored a bunch of posts I wanted to see,especially now that Sif is going to be in an episode, which, needless to say, I am actually kind of bummed about.
redbrunja: (iron man | assassin)
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 10:36 pm
The writers of SHIELD need to fucking learn how to name drop. And tumblr, stop fucking acting like the name drops are anything but sledge-hammer-like, nonsensical, and canon-incompliantavenge iron tumblr_m5gr637LfD1rvcjroo1_500.
redbrunja: (iron man | hbic x 2)
Monday, December 30th, 2013 11:39 pm
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[-] I had big plans for this evening that involved posting some ficlets so that my end-of-year masterlist is coherent (which I might still do, because fuck it). The snag in that plan was that it took me the entire evening to figure out that the internet wasn't working because the router needed to reboot, not because I had a zillion tabs in Chrome open.

[-] It turns out that gmail randomly decided that half of my notifications from LJ were spam. Thanks a bunch, gmail.

[-] Work is moving offices in the most haphazard, delayed, rushed way possible. I’m reminding myself that none of this is my craziness and they really should have listened to me six months ago when I told them not to a sign the lease they ended up signing. Totally a case of being penny wise and pound foolish.

[-] I need to stop checking my bank account or going through my stack of mail at the end of the evening because it is NEVER a good decision. Even if it not bad news (this evening it was a mix of good and bad news) it is always stressful.

[-] I am planning on painting my toes tomorrow. Color suggestions welcome.
redbrunja: (lots | fierce ladies)
Thursday, December 26th, 2013 01:05 pm
Reasons I Don't Want To Watch The Hobbit movies, a list:

  • I have no need to watch that dude from Sherlock or hear the voice of that other dude from Sherlock, ever.

  • the director is asking me to, theoretically, spend $40.00 and nine hours of my life to watch the movie adaptation of a children's book that I could read, unabridged, in about eighty minutes.

  • They fugled up Lee Pace.

  • They fugled up Richard Armitage

  • They did not do a great job with Lily Evangaline's wig - I don't think that weird auburn color does her any favors.

redbrunja: (comics | lost days)
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 03:37 am
This is me, when two of my preset radio stations are playing Thick’s Blurred Lines at the same time:

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On that subject, radio has been giving me NO LOVE and I have been having trouble finding new music.

Anyone have any recommendations? (And by new, I mean, new to me. Feel free to recommend songs released years and years ago.)
redbrunja: (comics | so deserved)
Thursday, August 29th, 2013 01:47 am
Apparently, there was a petition to the White House attempting to stop Ben Affleck from being Batman. Wow, way to try and make the fact that Ben Afflect has several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films under his belt sound like a flaw. Also, if you think Ben Affleck was the thing that “ruined” Daredevil. Fuck you. Just fuck you. The script and the tone of that movie where both FAR larger problems than their lead actor.

I want to tell everyone who signed that to get out of their parent’s basement and start caring about something that actually matters.

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And I don’t say that lightly. But seriously, look at your life, look at your choices. Pull your head out of your ass.

The White House basically just removed the petition, which was probably the classiest thing to do, although I was really hoping that some snarky as fuck staff writer would make a formal response.

In spite, I have decided I am really happy and excited that Ben Afflect is going to be playing Batman.
redbrunja: (atonement | sorrow won)
Monday, August 26th, 2013 09:45 pm
I really wish that people, without making a HUGE THING about it, would just use ‘well-written’ or ‘badly-written’ female characters instead of strong or weak, because some of the most interesting female characters I could mention have huge weaknesses of character, which makes them interesting, drives the story, and works against this idea that female characters have to be above reproach at all times.

I'm thinking specifically of Briony in Atonement, who drives the plot, creates the narrative, is spoiled and jealous and longs to be stronger than she is and fails and attempts to rewrite her own and her sister's history.

Because calling Briony "strong' feels ridiculous, but goddamn is she a believable, relatable, narratively-vital and fascinatingly flawed character. Period. Full stop.
redbrunja: (stock | roadtrip)
Monday, July 29th, 2013 10:14 pm
The Newsroom managed to get un-blacklisted on my tumblr dash, and ugh, does the concept of that show annoy me. Linda Holmes of Pop Culture Happy Hour nailed when she said that the show was fanfic for the recent past. It’s totally true. The show is desperately trying to be relevant and cuttingly progressive only, whoops, they’re only talking about events of which public opinions have already swayed to their side.

If they wanted to write a show about brave progressives making a bold stand against conservative opposition (while making sure that all the viewers are firmly on the protagonists’ side), they should have made a show about the White Rose. Because nothing says ‘total progressive badasses’ like a group of German college kids protesting against Hilter during his ascent to power.
redbrunja: (tw | bitch please)
Friday, July 12th, 2013 12:11 am
I just found out a huge spoiler for Teen Wolf that I fucking wish I did not know.

Derek apparently knocked up Ms. Blake when they were having healing sex in the last episode.

Allow me to share my feelings with a series of gifs:

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And now capslock:

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redbrunja: (stock | kat dennings II)
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 09:47 pm

  • Today is so fucking fired. With extremem prejudice.

  • Also, if you have a Scott* McCall!submissive rec list with multiple pairings and NOT ONE Allison/Scott fic, you're doing it wrong. Or fandom is.

  • Also, fuck everything.

*I swear to god, I literally almost wrote 'Scott Argent' right there. I had to pause and REALLY THINK to remember his surname.
redbrunja: (tw | bitch please)
Friday, June 28th, 2013 04:01 am
When you're reading a smutty multi-chapter fic and then BOOM! no warning in the tags, no subtextual red flags: IT'S A FUCKING BABY FIC.

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I just wanted to read about two characters having sex and then falling in love.

Not having sex and then keeping the baby of a vacation fling, which is, fyi, A FUCKING STUPID MOVE.