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Happy birthday/ belated birthday to [personal profile] ankaret and [personal profile] mme_hardy!
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Meanwhile, procrastination on t'internet leads me to discover that some people are improbably angry about the possibility that a priest might use anti-bacterial hand gel before celebrating Mass.

Some people are very strange.

Back to work.
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Gosh, there's a lot of rubbish reboot Trekfic on the AO3 these days. Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be inadvertently to blame for some of it, as there is the usual rash of badly-written Sherlock crossovers*, but even discounting that, the quality seems to have gone down dramatically.

Also, I wish people wouldn't tag slashfics with 'gay sex'.


* Stupid though Martin Crieff/ John Watson or Martin Crieff/ Moriarty is as a premise, it's surely topped by Khan Noonien Singh/ Molly Hooper?
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] liseuse! With best wishes for a better year.
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Is anyone else watching Deutschland 83? I'm rather enjoying it.
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I really enjoyed Star Wars, and have all the feels.

(Feel free to discuss spoileriffically in comments. So, obviously, if you haven't seen it yet, ware spoilers).
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Anyone else get massive "Always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm" vibes off this (i.e., I am not reminded of Cold Comfort Farm, but of what it's satirising?)

One-liner

Nov. 8th, 2015 10:29 pm
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James Bond, stickit minister.

Inspired by a line in "Spectre", but not in any sense a spoiler for the film.

It was that or the priesthood. )
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I have written most of a ficlet about James Bond. Help.

Will post later. You can probably guess what line from Spectre inspired it...
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.... No sooner do I get quite involved with Avatar: The Last Airbender than Netflix UK take it down. Swine.
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I have just realised that DW hasn't been sending all my comment notifications to the inbox. That's peculiar! Has anyone else had this issue?

(I've been using the inbox because the notifications have been going to a legacy email which is now defunct. I suppose I should change that...)
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(Genuine question).

A winsome article about nuns, with truly lovely photographs.

Is this an American thing? Something to do with the idiolect of US church people (the post was made by an American on a FB group for young clergywomen, and I've noticed 'winsome' being used that way on that group before)? Or is it perfectly normal in UK English too and I'm just being strange?

On reflection, I realised I (a) had a strong sense that 'winsome' seems wrong when applied to a text (as opposed to a gesture, tone of voice, etc) and (b) think it's a revolting word that suggests Dolores Umbridge trying to be pleasant... Point (b) probably really is just me.

(The article, a NYT piece on a Dominican convent in New Jersey which is undergowing surprising growth among young women really is... um... an engaging and interesting read).
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And I've just discovered the clothes moths are back. Joy.
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Also - because I forgot to post it - an excellent short fic from a few Yuletides ago, crossing Narnia with the US cooking show "Kitchen Confidential". I've actually never seen the latter, but it doesn't matter - if you like cooking, you'll probably enjoy No Reservations, by Edonohana.

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