eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2030-01-01 01:00 am
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A Guide to EleanorJane

eleanorjane: The Enterprise at warp speed (vroom)
2017-10-10 12:17 am

hey, neat! (trek stuff)

I haven't watched Discovery yet, but I know Trek has been on peoples' minds as a result of its launch.

I have rediscovered, back in 2009, a series of posts I wrote summarising material gleaned from the Star Trek RPG then published by LUG and Decipher, as a primer to help people new to Trek pick up a bunch of canon-ish background material relatively easily.

As it's eight years old, I thought I'd give it a bump since Trek is back in the collective consciousness again.

The posts are on my canon: star trek tag. They generally haven't been updated to incorporate anything relating to AOS (except one bit), and refer almost entirely to the prime universe/timeline. Re-linked, since someone out there might find it useful.
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2017-02-21 08:25 pm

fic rec!

I have been jonesing for good HP longfic lately, in something of a nostalgia kick, and I do have a particular fondness for H/D.

I saw this linked on Tumblr and lost three hours of my life last night as I ripped through this when I should have been sleeping for work because I couldn't stop reading:

What We Pretend We Can't See (131279 words) by gyzym
Chapters: 14/14
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Neville Longbottom/Ginny Weasley
Summary:

Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.



I didn't know people were still writing HP fic like this. I'm so happy. ♥

(recs for anything else in this vein gratefully appreciated; I've reread Transfigurations and the collected works of Blamebrampton a ridiculous number of times at this point and would love something new.)
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2017-01-18 01:14 am

Yay more character art!

I got another commission back today :)

art under the cut! )

Yay!

(I'm posting all the art I've commissioned under the character art tag - there's another one of Aspen in there so far, and some other characters, and more to come. :))
eleanorjane: john crichton on a beach (john crichton)
2017-01-16 06:24 pm

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I read this on tumblr today, and it made me cry at my desk. Twice.

So good.
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2017-01-10 12:23 pm
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Apps?

I know it's unlikely, but are there any Dreamwidth or compatible apps for iOS?
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2017-01-08 12:02 pm

My life, so boring, yet so happy.

I feel really kind of guilty, in some ways - 2016 was such a dire year for so many people, and yet mine was... pretty great. As my housemate says: "Out there, 2016 sucked. Inside this house, it's been a good year."

So, my 2016:
- I started the year working for a community services non-profit employed through an agency. They liked me and wanted to keep me, so at the end of February they put me on a contract, which was gratifying.

- At the end of March, my partner moved out and dumped me, in a not particularly elegant way. The breakup was painful, which wasn't very surprising as he was not a communicative man even at the best of times. However, I have always done just fine on my own, and after an Easter weekend of wallowing at my parents' house, I was pretty much fine. We have remained cordial albeit distant friends.

- This prompted me to make an offer to G, one of my closest and oldest friends - G had split with his long-time partner at the end of 2015, and was visiting family in another state for six weeks before returning to Brisbane to find somewhere to live. (The week before Easter was a bad week - G left for six weeks, my partner dumped me and moved out, and my only real friend at work went overseas for three months. I felt a bit abandoned!) So I said to G, "well, I've got this spare room empty..." and got back "...I'll be back in next weekend." \o/

- So my domestic situation is pretty damn great. G is a great friend and I absolutely love living with him. And as the absolute icing on the cake, G is also the only person I know who is as keen about (tabletop roleplaying) gaming as I am, and thus has been running a frigging amazing one-on-one Exalted game for me for the last eight months. SO HAPPY. 😍

- Meanwhile, in May, I was offered a year-long promotion from August 2016 to August 2017, acting as the team leader for our region's Admin team. There was some awkwardness about how that happened, but basically from August onwards I've been loving my job. I really enjoy leadership, and I am extremely thankful for the opportunity -- I had no leadership experience on my resume to date, so this has been very valuable.

So to sum up, in 2016 I: am far happier out of my previous relationship; have acquired an excellent housemate which has also strengthened our friendship even more; am able to access my favourite hobby whenever I want, instead of having to wait for the moons to align; have stepped into a work role I genuinely really enjoy; have significantly strengthened my resume for my next job search.

I sort of feel like I stole all the good fortune everyone else should have had in 2016. Sorry people! *sheepish*

I hope 2017 for you all is as awesome as 2016 was for me.
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2017-01-06 07:55 am
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Hello new people! and the old ones too.

If you're here from the friending meme, hi! I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone. If I haven't already responded to your adding of me, do feel free to drop me a message if you like :)

If you aren't here from the friending meme, and you haven't already checked it out, and you'd like to meet more people, do check it out -



Do it for the giraffes!

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In other news, I will shortly be winding down my venerable and long-time LiveJournal, [livejournal.com profile] ladyjestyr (and my secondary fandom LJ, [livejournal.com profile] eleanorjane, and let's just confuse things by making that my primary username here on Dreamwidth, good job Eleanor). Much of the content there has been crossposted from here since I moved to Dreamwidth, and I'll be investigating import options to capture the earlier stuff and the LJ-specific comment threads. I really don't check LJ any more at all, and with the brouhaha over the servers moving to Russia, it seems like a good time.

If you're a LiveJournal user and I haven't already connected with you on Dreamwidth, please do let me know your DW username so I can read you over here instead. If you're a LiveJournal-only user and you haven't yet checked it out, I do recommend Dreamwidth -- it runs very stably* off a fork of LJ's software, which is much improved from the base IMO, and Dreamwidth is generally an ethical and very user-responsive company. There's no advertising, basic accounts are free, and premium/paid features are very reasonable.

* Is stably even a real word? I sort of think it should be stablely, but that's just as weird. I dunno.
eleanorjane: Chiana (call me pip)
2017-01-01 09:36 am
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2016: Fandom Edition

With the proviso that I'm terrible at these things because I can never remember what happened in which year:

1. Your main fandom of the year?

Probably Marvel Cinematic Universe at the start of the year, migrating to Star Wars? Honestly, I tend to go where the recs go. :)

2. Your favorite film watched this year?

Deadpool! ♥

Rogue One would be close behind, though, and I also really enjoyed Star Trek Beyond, and Doctor Strange.

3. Your favorite book read this year?

I didn't read much new-to-me published fiction, so unless you're counting rereads (in which case the oeuvre of Guy Gavriel Kay will win every year), I'd have to say Valour's Choice by Tanya Huff, which reminded me how much I love military sci-fi.

4. Your favorite TV show of the year?

This was the year I really gave up on TV. Pretty much the only stuff I made time for was QI (SANDI ♥) and Mock the Week, so I'd have to say one of those.

5. Your favorite online fandom community of the year?

Fandom. :)

6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

I... don't actually know that I made any fandom discoveries this year? I have had a lot less time for reading than in past years, which definitely affects that - I haven't had time to keep up with my AO3 subscriptions, let alone go looking for new stuff.

7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

I would say Captain America: Civil War, except I knew going into it that it would be that bad. But it could have been so good! *sigh*

8. Your TV boyfriend of the year?
9. Your TV girlfriend of the year?

It's weird, I don't tend to fixate on specific characters the way other people do - I might love to read about them or watch them, but they're usually not my type at all.

10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?

Probably the Sabotage scene from Star Trek Beyond. "I have the beats and shouting." Hee! ♥

11. The most missed of your old fandoms?

I miss the early heady days of MCU fandom, where everything was possible. :) I also had a major HP-verse nostalgia trip this year and reread a bunch of beloved fic which still holds up really very well.

12. The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?

I must admit, as a long-time gaming nerd, Critical Role has been piquing my interest. :)

(Having said that, one of the reasons I have a lot less fandom time these days is that post-breakup, I have a new housemate - a long-time close friend and the GM of my gaming group, who's running an utterly awesome one-on-one Exalted game for me. Why watch other people roleplaying when I could be doing it myself? :))

13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?

Star Wars: Episode VIII. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Mass Effect: Andromeda. (I'm trying to get the Mass Effect trilogy played, finally, before its release - hampered by my PC's new overheating issue, grr!)
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2016-12-28 11:28 am

More art!

The first commission turned out so well that I went on a bit of a spree :)

This one's of Cathak Korin and Cathak Avila, Fire Aspect Dragon-Bloods and partners in crime. Avila's one of my favourite characters ever and Korin likewise for J.

yaaaaaaaaaay! )

Yay!
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2016-11-09 07:03 pm

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I am so, so sorry. :(
eleanorjane: Holtzmann, licking her guns. Unf. (holtzmann)
2016-08-03 06:43 pm

well, who *are* you gonna call?

I was hi-lariously amused at work today when a colleague talked about having seen the new Ghostbusters and how she really liked Jenny McCarthy in it. Wait, what? But she confessed that she too had an epic crush on Holtzmann, so I'll forgive her.

Honestly, I thought Ghostbusters was fucking great. The editing was a bit shaky, I thought - you could see the holes where scenes had been and weren't any more - but the movie was better without the scenes they took out, and honestly you could have just given me two straight hours of Holtzmann licking her guns and being better than everything and I'd have been happy.

And oh, god, KEVIN. I feel like a bit of a traitor for going to see a movie whose defining feature in the zeitgeist is its female cast and then delighting in the male bit part, but honestly, Kevin was a fucking treasure and basically a rather daffy pet in human skin and I will fight you if you don't agree. (Okay, I won't, I'll just be sad for you.)

It is not often I get a movie that's exactly what I wanted from it. Ghostbusters hit that mark again and again, so I am perfectly content.

Also, jesus, HOLTZMANN. ♥

(Edit: also, I really want a Holtzmann vid to "Timber". That would be aces.)
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2016-08-03 07:53 am

so, imzy.

Does anyone know how long the queue for signups/invites is taking at the moment?

(Also, I saw Ghostbusters, and like everyone else I now have an epic crush on Holtzmann, omg.)
eleanorjane: Natasha Romanoff, looking intent. (natasha)
2016-05-24 06:51 pm

sigh

Back from Civil War with the housemate.

spoilery )

At least we have fic!
eleanorjane: Korben Dallas, smirking and pointing a gun. (amused)
2016-04-28 06:54 pm

everything's coming up alpaca

An online clothes shopping order arrived recently, and it included this lovely plum-coloured wool-blend poncho.

The hang-tag talked about the knit blend, and included the immortal line “…with a hint of alpaca…”.

Now, call me crazy, but when your fibre mix includes a small amount of a particular fibre, you usually list it as “5% alpaca”, or similar. “Hint of”, to me, says RECIPE.

So I can’t help but imagine that at the sweatshop, the poncho is lovingly handcrafted and then finished off with a delicate garnish of grated alpaca over the top.

I mimed this out to my housemate, complete with alarmed bleating to simulate the alpaca being grated, and he laughed and suggested “Six letters, starts and ends with A.” I looked a bit blank – “Hint of alpaca!” he pointed out. “Do you not do crosswords or something?”

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In other news, my new housemate is pretty great. :)
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
2016-03-31 06:17 pm

If That, Then What?

I know at least a few dwircle-adjacent peeps use IFTTT and Pinboard; this may be useful or relevant information.
eleanorjane: fabulous space princess (leia)
2015-12-19 09:48 am

Star Wars books and comics?

For those of you who have been reading the new runs of Star Wars comics and tie-in novels recently, which ones are particularly worth looking at?