WIP Snippets!

  • May. 15th, 2010 at 11:58 AM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
My (younger) sister graduates college tomorrow, and since there is going to be dinner in a restaurant afterward, I am going. And because it's at ass o'clock in the morning, and Newport is fucking far away, I'm heading over to my parents' tonight and hitching a ride down with them tomorrow. So I have to haul my carcass and the dog down there sometime soon, so that I have time to take a shower there before everyone gets back from baccalaureate (wtf is that, anyway?). I want to stay home and spend the day watching The A-Team instead. :(

When you see this, post a snippet from your works-in-progress.



More Top Five

  • Aug. 7th, 2009 at 9:47 AM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
Only two this time because I guess my flist doesn't actually care about my fannish top fives. WHATEVER FLIST, I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOURS EITHER.

Top Five Superheroes for niav )

Top Five Superheroines for niav )

Association Meme

  • Apr. 25th, 2009 at 7:39 PM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
You comment on this post and I'll tell you five of the things I closely associate with you, and you take those back to your journal and write about them. [personal profile] semtex gave me these five:

rats: I used to own rats! When I was in college I decided that I needed a pet, and all my internet research assured me that rats were basically tiny cats. So I got a pair, not realizing that two years is not a long time. They were amazing, smart pets, and I doubt I will ever get another pair.

knitting: I KNIT A LOT OKAY. I rarely finish things, though, because, well, I get bored very easily. So I have a bajillion things going at one time. Right now I'm working on three pairs of socks, two shawls, a baby blanket, a pair of mittens, a pair of fingerless gloves, a couple scarfs, and a handful of toys. I am, you could say, polyknitual. Next weekend I'm going to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Two weekends after that, I'm going to the Massachusetts one. A bunch of months after that, it's time for Rhinebeck. :D:

comics: I've read comics since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I fucking love Deadpool and Daredevil, and ship really odd ships (Danny/Jessica/Luke/Matt, what?). Batman is the best. DC can suck my cock. I love the Ultimate universe. I hate Cap and Superman so much it actually makes me physically angry when people say nice things about them. I am maybe a bit overinvested in comics.

zombies: I LOVE ZOMBIES. I don't even care that they're hipster crap now. I LOVED THEM BEFORE THEY WERE COOL AND I'LL LOVE THEM LONG AFTER THEY'RE NOT COOL ANYMORE. I have a sweet little program on my computer I wrote that emails & IMs my friends in case of a zombie apocalypse. MY ZOMBIE PREPARDNESS PLAN > YOURS.

FONT=7 RAEG :D Ahahahahahaha this is all Epon's fault. She introduced me to how funny it is to get font size=7 angry over ridiculous things, and since then I've never looked back. I mean, what is more hilarious than getting font size=7 angry over people dissing David Boringass? Nothing, that is what.

In Which Our Heroine Enjoys Westerns

  • May. 14th, 2008 at 4:49 PM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
Look, I could not possibly do my love of Westerns justice by talking about it in an LJ post. There's simply not enough room. So I give you this short bit:

I just watched High Noon again. In Good Scripts, Bad Scripts, Pope says:
The only question that the film begs is the central issue of how all the events of the past hour and a half have changed Will. Has he forever and completely lost his faith in humanity? Is there room for Will (and us) to hope? Is there any chance that mankind can act in its own best self-interests, or are we forever relegated to excuses for why we decline moral challenges and allow evil to flourish? The film doesn't give any answers, but Will's riding away into the distance casts a dim light on his—and, for that matter, our—hopes for the human race.
which I want to address.

LOL N00B TO THE ENTIRE POINT OF THE MOVIE. It is a bittersweet ending because while, yes, there is room for us, the townspeople, to hope because there are people like Will and Amy in the world, there's no room for Will to hope. Thus the riding off into the distance and away from civilization with his bride ending.

In fact, it's largely a superhero story. Here is this man who miraculously saves himself and a town from death, destruction, and lawlessness. And, although he's a hero, he will always be alone and apart because people are fundamentally prone to taking the path of least resistance.

Look at Batman, where the people cheer him on when he's kicking ass, but whenever he needs help (which, uh, is pretty much once, in the entire comic run, but whatever), they turn their backs, because accepting the villain's rule is easier than fighting.

And, uh, I can't believe I just compared the best Western out there to comic books. I think I need to go lie down.

Fic Request

  • Nov. 14th, 2006 at 12:33 PM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
Internets, I want a fic where Spy Daddy has to sneak into the Wayne Manor for something and Bruce goes all Batman on his ass and there's a HUGE FIGHT between Spy Daddy and Batman and Batman wins BUT ONLY JUST and they part ways with a great respect for one another.

And then after that they meet every Wednesday for tea and crumpets.

*cracks whip* Get writing!

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