In theory, I've done these before on another blog, but as this is a new start, and the first time I've attempted a Chicken here on LJ, I'm starting at #1. I'm working with my own set of review questions, which are definitely a work in progress and liable to change over time. See Havi's posts at The Fluent Self for the origin of the term "Weekly Chicken".)Weekly Planning( Collapse )What were the highlights of the week/what am I grateful for?
SENSE8. GRACE & FRANKIE. NETFLIX MAKES ART, PEOPLE! (seriously, if you're not watching these shows, you absolutely should do so, asap. There are links to trailers below, which are great, but don't even begin to touch on how awesome these stories are.
Getting to spend time w/ Brian in the evenings.
Chatting w/ my BFFs and my Co-Pilot all week. Sometimes it's the little things that can turn your whole day around, and I'm extremely grateful for our modern, connected world.
Fic Updates (see below for specifics)
Getting compliments on my completed socks on instagram from the designer, and my pic getting used on the main pattern page on Ravelry
Also, this:This Week's Links / Fandom Musings / Creative/Created ThingsPodcastsThe Light Bulb
Critical thinking in regards to media and storytelling done right. An excellent, excellent
podcast by funny, engaging hosts about all aspects of story and fandom. I ran through several episodes this week, all of them were absolute gold.Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men
: This week, a look at the Mojo-verse and subtext. ;) Excellent as always, and what gets me out the door and into my car on Monday mornings.FicAll fic is from AO3 unless otherwise noted. I don't get out much.Sense8Change Can Do A Soul Good by AndreaLyn (One year later, Hernando and Lito visit San Francisco to attend Pride and to meet Nomi in person.)
Rated M/NSFW, Lito/Hernando and Nomi/Amanita (mild spoilers)Delicacies of the Soul by AndreaLyn (Hernando plans the menu for their wedding meticulously and with great devotion to all the parts that make up Lito's new world.)
Rated T, Lito/Hernando, mentions of Riley/Will (mild spoilers)us, yesterday, apart, in the twilight by eudaimon (In Berlin, in Bombay, he is watching her dance. Kala and Wolfgang move closer. It's inevitable, really.)
Rated E/NSFW, Kala/Wolfgang (mild spoilers)Avengersnor need we power or splendor by shellybelle (C/L/N epic of backstory and going forward from here)
Rated M/NSFW, (major spoilers for Age of Ultron)Jurassic WorldA Little Bit of Trouble by karategal (His front door had a hole in it.
Owen had a feeling that he knew who was responsible for it, but that didn't change the fact that his door had a dog-sized hole in it. Not to mention the busted window and shredded couch on his porch. You know, this was what happened to your personal property when you became a father-figure to four naughty, misbehaving, and ridiculously intelligent Velociraptors.)
Rated T, (no real spoilers / canon-divergent)Media
Sense8 (Season 1) - Netflix
Beautiful concept trailer:
General overview trailer:
Character Trailers (the voice-over and title cards are a little repetitive, because it's a stitched-together cut of all 8 of the individual character trailers, but it's a fantastic overview of who everyone is to get your interest piqued.)
8Tracks Playlists: Riley Blue [1/8]Will Gorski [6/8]Nomi Marks [7/8]Kala Dandekar [8/8]
all by Madonna Fiammetta
who makes fantastic
Grace & Frankie (Season 1) - Netflix
X-Files (Season 1: "Pilot", "Deep Throat", "Squeeze", "Conduit", "The Jersey Devil", "Shadows", "Ghost in the Machine", "Ice", "Space", "Fallen Angel", "Eve", "Fire", "Beyond the Sea"
)Things I Made (knitting, art, writing, etc)
I finished my aforementioned Strie socks
from Lara Neel's Sock Architecture in Knit Picks Stroll "Sapphire Heather"
I started "Therapy" by Laura Aylor
in Dragonfly Fiber's Dance Rustic Silk
in "That Ol' Chestnut" and "Cognac":
I started working on CampNaNo July 2015
, likely focusing on the C/L/N soul bond AU (possibly with some Nat&Tony thrown in). My focus this time is getting back in the rhythm and habit of writing more than finishing a concrete story. And Finally...
Fourth of July was observed last weekend due to remodeling (flooring and painting) happening at the Burrow
. Instead of directly observing the Fourth, I spent the weekend attempting to rest and relax (with varying success). I did listen to the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence
, though. (It makes me cry, every time.)
And also some notes on the language therein