starzki: (royai1)
Title: Taking Care
Author: [personal profile] starzki 
Rating: K+
Word count: 1984
Summary: An influenza epidemic has hit East City. Colonel Mustang helps Lieutenant Hawkeye feel a little better.
Links: ff.net, ao3
 
Notes )

Madness

Mar. 29th, 2013 11:25 pm
starzki: (MM Peggy Joan phone)
Oh, this week.  I have a couple of things to get in to, but let me start with Mad Men.

[livejournal.com profile] scribefigaro and I have been about 2 seasons behind since we watch the show on Netflix.  Well, we caught up to only one season behind not too long ago and the new season is out on April 7.  Then, great news happened.  We discovered that Comcast is doing a thing where they're giving away seasons of episodes for free to advertise a particular service this week.  One of the shows of which they were giving away seasons is Mad Men[livejournal.com profile] scribefigaro and I have been mainlining at least 2 episodes a night to catch up before the promotion is out and before the new season starts.  We'll soon be caught up.

Well, I don't know if it's because I couldn't handle the awesomeness or what, but the last episode we watched tonight, "The Other Woman" (Season 5, episode 11) just wrecked me.  I watched the end completely sobbing.  It helped that my two favorite characters, Joan and Peggy were featured and it showed how Don can be a dick, but still do right by them.  Oh, my girls.  Tonight they both broke my heart.

Joanie is just gorgeous and Christina Hendricks who plays her with such integrity (when she could so easily be played as a dumb cliche).  Her decision in this ep (I won't spoil it) annihilated me.  She did what she had to do, and it may be for the best, but still.  My Joanie.  I love you and you shouldn't have done it.  You deserve so much more.

And Peggy.  I feel like I could have been her in the early 1960s.  Her non-romantic "break up" with Don was far and away the saddest, most touching moment I've seen on this show where numerous marriages and friendships have dissolved.  She was so brave, though.  And I don't think I could have done what she did in spreading her wings.  Like Joanie, she deserves so much more, but she's actually going out and getting it.  Part of my sadness, and Don's I'm sure, is that I don't know when I'll be able to see her again.

This show.  Ugh.  It's a kind of perfection you rarely see on television anymore.  I am looking forward to next season like I cannot even explain.

*collects myself*

In other news, the college I interviewed at last week told me that they'd make a decision this week.  I haven't heard anything.  The chances of me working there are slim (their pay scale is not what I had hoped for), but I was still expecting to at least be able to try and negotiate.  Now I'm wondering if they're going with another candidate.  I was so sure I had this offer.  Again, not that I would take it (it's not quite right, in any case), but I still wanted to be asked.

Now, I think I'll go wreck myself with some more television series pathos.  Maybe I'll watch the commentary on FMA episodes. :)

starzki: (sheffield and addison)
Yesterday I was a steaming pile of fail.  Ugh.

Then, this morning I woke up to puppy barf on the carpet.  Just gross.

So: MEME!

1. Reply to this post with "FOOTPRINTS!", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.


ICONS! )
That was fun.

Now I have to go see if I need to treat the carpet again.  D:
starzki: (Maj. Gen. Armstrong)
Another day, another chance to participate in this awesome meme.  Today's question was easy.

Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing? )

More meme!

Jan. 12th, 2011 11:57 am
starzki: (Sousuke and Kaname)
So today is day 7 of the meme.  I've been doing this for a week now and it's still hella-fun.  I'm running in to the point in this meme where there's going to be a lot of overlap of fandoms that I've already talked about, but oh well.  I calls 'em like I sees 'em.

I've been looking forward to talking about today's question since I saw [livejournal.com profile] luxken27 do it and decided I wanted to do this meme, too.  I love angst and heartbreak, so this was a fun question for me to answer.  And, boy, did I answer it.

And I'm cheating again with today's question:

Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene? )
starzki: (XF Hoo boy)
Ugh.  I'm so ready to be moved out of this house.  As soon as either one of us gets a job, even if it's not starting for months, we're out of here.

Anyhoo, on with the show!

Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now. )
starzki: (New Kick Butt)
(But Happy Halloween, anyway!)

[livejournal.com profile] scribefigaro and I finished watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood last night.  I will say that I am firmly on the Roy/Riza ship.  *twirl*

There is, obviously, so much that I could gush over (example: Rose's fate was decidedly happier this time around). 

But I choose to complain instead.  I do, however, complain with great love for this series.

First of all, I have to say that I'm very disappointed in Roy and Riza's hair decisions in the photo epilogue.  Yes, Riza is adorable with short hair, but I just like it longer.  And Roy... just... lost his sexy.  Seriously, dude?

But to my main complaint: WTF General Armstrong?!

Scribe and I discussed it, and it makes a kind of thematic sense for the final battle, but General Olivier Mira Armstrong would not allow a friggin' homunculus tell her that she's too injured to take part in the fight against Father.  The General Armstrong that I know and love would have her sword stuck so deeply in his gut so fast that he wouldn't have the time to put up his shield.  But, nooooooo.  The writers decide (as they so often do with strong female characters) that she had to show some vulnerability.  But the point of Gen. Armstrong is that she will always deny that vulnerability.  It's why she's so awesome.

Yeah, I'm completely in love with Gen. Armstrong.  She was who I wanted to be when I grew up.

I'll probably have more to say as I have more time to reflect on the series.

*Like, on an academic side note, the sexual assault implications of Roy Mustang being forced to perform a human transmutation against his will were disturbing, but bear thinking about.
starzki: (Default)
So, I've finally succumbed to the cold that's been going around.  I don't feel all that awful, but I sound like I'm the offspring of a foghorn and pubescent sheep, so I called in sick.  Even the lady at the temp agency was like, "Yeah, you can't go in sounding like that."

This may mean sushi is off for tonight.  We'll see.

But with this time, [livejournal.com profile] aamalie , could you please hit me with some FMA Royai goodfic?

I may also take a stab at my Dream fic.  Let's see if actually writing it will get me past the war of stubborn stalemate I have going on.

Or, I may sleep.

All good options!
starzki: (Default)
I really want to do the shipping meme, but I don't think I have enough time in a day to keep up with it.  I will think about it.

I have a completely awesome fic inspired by a mirsan_fics prompt: Dream.  I want to do a Sandman crossover.  It would be awesome!  But I've sketched it out in my head to a point where the story progresses awesomely, there is an awesome confrontation, and then... Sango and Dream just look at each other and both stubbornly refuse to budge on their terms.  So the story has staaaaaaaalled.  I just hate that.  When the characters won't do what you want them to.  :(  Every compromise I try to have them make just doesn't make sense for either character.

Grr.  I love stubborn characters, but why did I want to write a story about TWO of them?  It would be so awesome if they would just cooperate with me.

Been watching FMA Brotherhood with [livejournal.com profile] scribefigaro.  Wanting to fanfic.  However, I'm still at the self-insert stage of wanting to fanfic.  This means I don't know enough about the characters to actually write them, so I want to write others' perspectives of them.  Will have to watch more and see what happens.

Work is work.  I think I've made up my mind to quit at the end of October.  I have a conference I need to prepare for in November, plus interviews (if my applications have generated any interest), also, I need to start writing my dissertation in publishable, article form so that I don't stagnate academically.

So, yeah.  That's what's up in my world.

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