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I must have broken up with Peter Capaldi's Doctor about five times now. I keep trying because it's Doctor Who and when Doctor Who is good it is the light of my life. Seriously, good Doctor Who brings me so much joy. But Twelve just isn't my Doctor. Ten was, and I really liked Eleven during the Pond era. Despite Moffat being... Moffat, the first time I really lost touch with Eleven was when Clara showed up. That's funny to me now because I really grew to like Clara towards the end, even though I only watched the show sporadically then. Anyway, all this is to say that I had given up on Twelve yet again, skipping the latest specials, but couldn't resist taking a peek at new Companion in action. I'll be honest: after watching the First Look trailer, I thought she would be horribly annoying. But nope, she's great! Really wonderful, actually. Turns out that was just a really, really bad First Look trailer. (I mean, it had Daleks. Daleks are most emphatically Not My Thing.) So for now Twelve and I are on again. Or should I say, Bill and I are on? Either way, I look forward to the next episode. (Note to self: figure out if it's necessary to catch up with the specials to understand what's up with the vault storyline.)

You know what else happened? Legion happened. I caught some buzz on ye olde Twitter timeline and thought hmm, best check that out. You guys, I knew nothing, I was completely unprepared. I didn't even know it was an X-Men show! I mean I got an inkling at the end of the first episode, but by then my mind had already been blown to confused little bits. I stuck with it though, and it didn't get any less weird, but having finished it a couple of days ago, I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. What a bizarre yet awesomely executed piece of TV.
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I promised you an update and you shall have an update. So, what's been going on with me these past mumblemumble years?

On the personal side, in short: same job, same apartment, still single, but hey, I have a dog now! (I KNOW. I was totally going to go for a couple of purrtastic kitties but I'm a hermit you guys, the last thing I needed was two more reasons to get out of the house even less.) There have also been some health developments, some good, some less so. I think I'll touch on all of that in more detail (and with puppy pictures because she is adorable) under f-lock (what's the right word for that on DW? gosh, I'm rusty). I've always been a little twitchy about posting personal stuff publicly, and at this point I don't think that's ever going to change.

Sort of in-between-ish, I recently got into bulletjournaling, and notebooks, and fountain pens, and different inks, and just, *twirls*. I have always had a thing for all things pen & paper but right now I'm really enjoying the hell out of it. I went from zero to a frankly stupid amount of fountain pens (did you know that you can get a Platinum Preppy for like, $4? damn, son!), and my desk is littered with ink samples. Oops?

Fannishly, things have calmed down a lot for me. I still consume a ton of media (tv shows, mostly) and enjoy chatting about them and occasionally I will brave Tumblr to look at all the pretty gifs and artworks, but I haven't felt like I'm in a fandom in a very long while. I do miss the excitement but I never quite got the hang of Tumblr and so I've been floating around, mostly enjoying whatever fic or artwork my Twitter timeline linked my way.

My fic and book reading have also declined dramatically, and I don't want to point fingers but that's totally mainly the puppy's fault. Who knew dogs ate up so much time, eh? The last book series I read (devoured, more like) was The Raven Cycle and it was so good. The next book I read will probably be a Dresden Files installment, whichever one came out as paperback last. (I always wait for the paperback.)

The puppy is also responsible for the drastic decline in gaming time. Will I ever finish The Witcher 3? I hope so, that game is amazing in so many ways. I need to know how Geralt's story ends, damn it! (ILY Geralt, don't leave me.)

The good thing about TV is that you can consume it while you do chores, and brush your dog's ridiculously high-maintenance fur, so the list of TV shows I watch continues to be way too long: 12 Monkeys, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Emerald City, Fresh Off the Boat, Good Behavior, Imposters, Into The Badlands, iZombie, Killjoys, Lucifer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Mary Kills People, Orphan Black, Preacher, Powerless, Riverdale, Sense8, Supergirl, Sweet/Vicious, Teen Wolf, The Catch, The Flash, The Librarians, The Magicians, The Originals, This Is Us, Timeless, and Wynonna Earp. Whew!

And then there are the Marvel movies of course. Damn you Marvel movies, you even got me excited for the next Thor. (How fun was that trailer? SO FUN.)

There, now you're all up to date. :)
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Officially moved to Dreamwidth. Odd thing is, I had been out of touch with LJ/DW in so long that I assumed making it official would be nothing but a technicality. And now here I am, updating my interests and my bio and marveling that my reading page is actually active. It's almost giving me old-school fandom vibes? To the point where I want to... post stuff?

I'm a little bit excited, not gonna lie, and plan to ride that wave until it crashes (although my hope is that it won't). As the title suggests, this is just a quick 'hi!'. I plan on catching y'all up on my life and current fannish interests as soon as I get the chance. :)
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1) Yes, I am still around. (On Twitter, for the most part.)

2) Due to the newest uproar surrounding LJ (servers moved to Russia, TOS changes) this is now an archival account. If I ever start posting again (and it's not like I don't have a hankering, I just never seem to get around to it), it will be at Dreamwidth.

3) If you want to keep in touch, you're very welcome to add me on either site.

4) It was a wild ride, LJ. RIP.
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Looking at my journal one might get the impression that the excitement over Captain America 2 killed me, but nope! I'm shipping all the pairings (so. many. pairings), and reading all the fic (♥AO3♥), and fangirling all the Chris Evans actors, and reblogging all the pretty (when I remember to log into Tumblr anyway). I just do it very, very quietly. I mostly tweet these days (under private lock because it's a mix of fandom and personal stuff).

» games Played Dragon Age: Origins. Played Dragon Age 2. Remembered DA:O included all the DLC, played that. Somehow became obsessed with the universe along the way and am now counting the days until Inquisition. So, that happened. /o\ I also played Deus Ex: Human Revolution which was fun (but I used all the cheats because I'm terrible at stealth and have no patience for dying; you see my problem), and the first Portal which was fun until the last level and then upgraded to awesometacular. Oh, oh! And I played Mass Effect 1 which I really, really liked even though the voice actor of male!Shep was hilariously awful. I already own ME2 and ME3 but since the game mechanics are so similar to those of the Dragon Age games I don't want to burn myself out on that before Inquisition comes out. So I'm playing Far Cry 3 right now. I'm not very far in yet but I'm enjoying it so far.

» books After a fantastic start (six books by February!) I hit a snag. Namely Broken Homes, the third part of the Rivers of London series. I don't know what it is, I just can't get into this one. I loved the first two but this book has been sitting on my reading table for months. I need to finish it before starting a new book (them's the rules) but every time I pick it up I just, put it back down after a few pages. I honestly can't tell if it's actually the book, or me. Augh. Somebody chain me down and force me to finish this so I can move on to that Alex Verus novel I've been eyeing.

» television I'm still very much enjoying Teen Wolf. (My secret: don't expect anything to make sense, seriously, just roll with it; don't do fandom or keep up with show news; and don't get invested in any ships. I'm failing at the last one because Malia/Stiles, oh my heart, but that's okay, the first two are the most vital. I basically want to pinch everyone's cheeks, and is it just me or has Derek somehow become super hot this season?) Defiance was really good this season, bit sad that it's already over. I'm also really liking some new shows, Rush (Tom Ellis has never been more attractive), Dominion, and Finding Carter. And there's a new-new show starting soon that utterly charmed me, Forever. The premise reminds me a lot of New Amsterdam, might be a reboot? Anyway, I'll definitely be tuning in. There's more, Ray Donovan, Suits, Witches of East End, ...oh god, and Sleepy Hollow's starting back up again soon, among others. I have no idea how I'm keeping up with all that, gah.

» comics I'm much happier now that I've given up on all that events business. Who needs 'em, bah. Current titles I'm into include Ms. Marvel (so charming!), Hawkeye (I've been having such a soft spot for Clint lately), Captain Marvel (because Carol Danvers, fyeah), Secret Avengers, Daredevil, Deadpool (sometimes I love it, sometimes not so much, currently a lot because they thew him and Clint together and hilarity ensued), Guardians of the Galaxy, Loki: Agent of Asgard (I was the last person to see this coming but this fresh-faced version of Loki is surprisingly fun), aaand I think that's it. I kinda want to try Avengers World (mostly because Clint is really hot in this one, shh) but I'm worried it will crank my frustration with Avengers titles back up to eleven. I also want to try myself at a Spider-Man title. Last time I tried they replaced Peter two issues in which nope, but I hear he's back now? Spidey always made me chuckle in Avengers books so maaaybe it's time to give that another try.

So there. That's what up with me fannishly. Bit of a mouthful but hey, I updated! That's one off the to-do list. ;)

Yes, I somehow find time to real life in between all that. Ahem.