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Moonie ([personal profile] moonie) wrote2014-09-07 01:29 pm

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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.
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[personal profile] jenab 2014-09-07 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I use to have a rule about finishing one book before starting another but I then I realized there were two many books waiting to be read to try and finish one that I wasn't enjoying. So if I'm half way through the book and struggling with it, I'll stop reading and chose something else.

I saw the first couple of eps of the current Teen Wolf season but stopped watching when fandom got to be too much. I've pulled back quite at bit from the fandom and plan on watching the rest of the season soon. Your rules about the show are good ones to follow.
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[personal profile] lovis 2014-09-07 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm, could it be you're missing one book in the River of London series? Because Broken Homes is the fourth book. Otherwise I don't know why you wouldn't get into it. Perhaps all the talk about architecture? I have read reviews that mention not much happening in this part of the series but personally I loved this one. Moon Over Soho was the one I didn't like too much.
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[identity profile] 2014-09-07 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't gotten around to read my comics IN A YEAR but I'm still subscribed to a good portion of titles so at some point I will read them! :D That said I think Marvel did that thing where they launched a few new runs and labelling #1 to make it easier for new people to get into, and I think "The Amazing Spider-man" is back, with Peter being Spidey again. I have been meaning to check it out but tiiiiime. Damn you. I also hear that Falcon is going to become Cap some time this year, which is when I will have to subscribe to the Cap comics again.

I am not the only person who reads Daredevil? Wheeee!
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[identity profile] 2014-09-07 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Eh, yes. Comics, why so confusing. I don't get you.

Awesome! I was in Berlin this weekend and consequently popped into Black Dog Comics, where I spent a fortune on paperbacks of Bendis's run of Daredevil, which is supposed to be really good. Don't tell Bucky or Cap, but I think Matt really is my favourite. Shhhhh.
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[identity profile] 2014-09-07 04:35 pm (UTC)(link)
We have a small one where I live, but the one in Berlin? Specialises on US-Comics. Be still, my heart.

[identity profile] 2014-09-07 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I think that is the only way to do Teen Wolf. I think I started expecting more from it and got seriously irritated by the way the producers were handling interactions with fans. So I haven't watched this season at all and doubt I'll get back into it again. Which is sad because I really enjoyed the first two seasons.

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[identity profile] 2014-09-08 07:18 am (UTC)(link)
Hi!!! so nice to see you :D

What is Forever about?

[identity profile] 2014-10-01 01:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I checked it out and have seen all eps and I think it is my favoritze new show. It reminds me of many shows of the 90ties in a way.