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Hello, author and thank you for writing for me. Please know that I will like pretty much anything you write simply because you wrote it for me. ^_^

In general, I like: snark, banter, teasing dialogue, witty humor, domesticity, geeks, sex with plot, sex with only vague plot, sex without plot, plot without sex, threesomes, moresomes, kink, angst, "damsels" in distress, hurt/comfort

I do not like: Drug use. Watersports. Scat.

Teen Wolf
Peter/Stiles or Derek/Stiles
(I also like Chris Argent/Peter Hale/Stiles Stilinski threesomes if you want to throw that in)

I prefer Bottom Stiles. I'm a big fan of Alive Hale Family, Searching Ceremonies, or Werewolves are Known universes. I love hurt/comfort, especially if Stiles is the one getting hurt. If you need some prompts:

1) Peter lost his soulmate in the fire set by Kate Argent, which is why he's surprised to find the mark on his wrist - the mark that constantly reminded him of his dead wife (or husband) - matches the sheriff's son, one Stiles Stilinski, an annoying but intelligent brat who knows nothing about werewolves and is way to young for Peter to even consider, especially when the very thought of having a second mate seems like betraying his lost love.

2) Stiles's mom taught him more than just cooking, she taught him the superstitions and hedge magic that has been in her family for generations. His magic didn't go away with her death but rather has been growing stronger, almost too strong for him to control. He has trouble keeping it under wraps, especially around Cora Hale's older brother Derek. There's something about the Hales that just makes his magic want to curl up around them, but if there's one thing his mother taught him, it's that secrets like his are best kept hidden.

Original Work

I really like seeing academic or diplomatic characters discovering/exploring new worlds or new creatures. Some prompts:

1) The nerdy bookworm accidentally hooks up with an incubus (or other supernatural creature) and is amazed that all of the mythology he's been hooked on is actually real. The incubus just wants to bask in the afterglow of sex but bookworm has a million questions. Round two shuts him up.

2) Diplomatic character is sent to arrange a trade agreement, peace treaty, etc with an alien race. He finds himself fascinated by this new species and their world. Alien character gives him a reason to stay on that world.

Hannibal
Hannibal/Will

I really, really want to see an AU where Will actually goes off with Hannibal and Abigail and they're one big happy family together.

Grimm
Sean/Nick or Juliette/Sean/Nick

Things I love to see: Renard in charge, other characters giving Nick an unexpected helping hand when he needs it the most.

I love (LOVE) fairy tales and fairy tales mixed with the real world and the gritty realness of this show. I love that each episode is based on a specific fairy tale. Some of my favorite fairy tales if you need inspiration and want to go the Grimm retelling route: Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids (Not really good fic/episode material but I really like it for some reason), The Elves and the Shoemaker, Briar Rose, The Water Nixie, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Bluebeard, Six Swans
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Holiday cards! Who wants one? Comments are screened so please include your address. Will ship internationally.
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*flail*

There's a group of people doing Interactive Fiction (text-based games and choose your own adventure) for Yuletide. I wanna do one so go post here or comment below with prompts and I'll pick one to do. (Because I'm insane and moving/three challenges due in december isn't enough for me).
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Anime North

Anime North went well. There was some snafu with the AV setup and all the showing DVDs not being burned properly but we worked around those and made it work. All in all, everyone seemed to have a really good time. Our guests - slashreport and Storm Moon Press - were awesome and it was so cool having them attend. I'm eager to get started on plotting and planning for next year. We're hoping to make Yaoi/Yuri North even bigger and better next year.

Charity Fic

I have a charity auction up for the Big 24 (HIV/AIDS charity) over here. It's a very lonely auction right now with no bids. For the price of a cup of coffee I'll write you pretty much anything you want. Anything. You know you want to bid.

Collossalcon

I'll be at Collossalcon June 6-8 in Sandusky, Ohio. I'll be doing a panel on How Not to Write Badfic on Saturday at 6pm so come by and see me.
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I have an offering of fic up for the Big 24, which is raising money to fight HIV/AIDS, here: http://thebig24.livejournal.com/9202.html?thread=77554#t77554

I am offering: Fanfiction of at least 1,500 words (probably longer)
Fandoms:
Teen Wolf (Any)
Supernatural (Destiel)
Naruto (KakaIru)
Original fic
Psych (Lassiter/Shawn)
Elementary
Arrow
Sherlock
Welcome to Night Vale
+ Any fandom that's on my website (http://www.gryvon.com). There's a lot.
Additional Info: I will write anything. Really.
Starting Bid: $5
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I have my first ever call up for Storm Moon Press! Details below:

Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Theme: General
Pairings: Bisexual
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2014
Required Word Count: 8,000 - 20,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required? Yes

Dark creatures lurk in the shadows, myths and monsters that hunt the unaware. But even creatures of the night need love now and then. For some, it's not a matter of gender but of the person inside. Do vampires care what gender their food is, especially when they can have a little fun while drinking? Do werewolves view packs as a loving commune instead of having singular mates? Does heartbreak send a lonely wizard from women to men? Give us your tales of bisexual vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and wizards. Any type of paranormal will do. Menages, threesomes, and moresomes welcome.

Payment is $60 and up depending on word count ($0.0075 per word). More details can be found at http://www.stormmoonpress.com/anthologies.aspx

Anyone interested?
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Like the title says, it's 9 days until Anime North and I'm mostly prepared. I've got notes for half my panels. Still need to make up notes for the rest but I've got this weekend to do it. Not that I can't wing most of the panels off the top of my head, but I like being prepared... and making powerpoints. So far my schedule is:

Yaoi Fans Might Like...
Friday at 1800 (6:00 pm) in Algonquin (Sheraton)
Recommendations for other books, TV shows, comics, etc with LGBTQ content.

Writing Sex (18+)
Friday at 1900 (7:00 pm) in Algonquin (Sheraton)
How to write gripping sex scenes and work with plot in your porn.

How To Not Write Badfic
Saturday at 1900 (7:00 pm) in Algonquin (Sheraton)
A discussion of common errors in yaoi/slash fanfiction and how to avoid them. Questions welcome!

The Alpha and the Omega
Saturday at 2000 (8:00 pm) in Algonquin (Sheraton)
Delving into the subgenre that is Alpha/Beta/Omega alternate universes.

Teen Wolf Slash
Sunday at 1200 (12:00 pm) in Collingwood (Sheraton)
Discussion of slash pairings and recs for Teen Wolf.

I think the panel I'm most looking forward to is the Alpha and the Omega. I love ABO AUs. This panel almost didn't run cause we only have two people on it and we're low on space but it made it in and I'm super excited.
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I don't have diabetes (a fact which constantly seems to astound my doctors) but my fiance was recently diagnosed with adult onset type 2 diabetes (and high cholesterol) so we've had to make some drastic changes to our diet to accommodate. He's been better sticking with it than I have. What can I say, I love me some carbs, especially a good alfredo pasta and I had some reaaally good alfredo over the past weekend.

I've done low carb before. I lost fifty pounds on South Beach and then gained it back a year later when I went back to a diet of heavy carbs. Now I don't have a choice in the matter (well, I do, but I hate cooking separate meals) so I've started shedding a little bit of weight again, much slower this time since I'm not the one going whole hog low carb. I still have my sugary granola bars every morning for breakfast because they're something I can keep in my desk at work.

The downside to low carb eating is that you end up cooking the vast majority of your meals, and if you forget to take something out of the freezer to dethaw, like I did this morning, you're kind of fucked for that day and then you have to go to the store even though there's all that perfectly good meat RIGHT THERE, it's just frozen blah blah blah.

I've been scouring the internet for new recipes since most of my staples are high carb, but if anyone has any good low carb recipes that they're fond of, feel free to share.

Howler Con

May. 6th, 2014 03:06 pm
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Yesterday I learned about a new convention for Teen Wolf fans on the East Coast, Howler Con. There's not a lot of info up so far, just a date and a location but I'm super stoked about the fact that the convention is happening. I'm low on vacation days so I can't afford to take the Friday off to go, but I'll definitely be there for Saturday and Sunday's content. It's only a 6 hour drive. Ah! I can't wait!

Anyone interested can back their IndieGoGo campaign here. I backed for the t-shirt but I may back for one of the attendance packages if I have money after buying all the gardening supplies I need this weekend.
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Well, Nauticon was a complete bust, but at least the food was good.

We drove out Thursday night, stopping for the night in a small town near the Massachusetts border and then finishing off the drive Friday morning with an hour or two detour to the coast to enjoy the view of the seashore. We got out and walked around a bit at one of the lookout points on the coast, though my asthma was acting up so I didn't get to do too much walking. We stopped for lunch at Moby Dick's where I had a delicious scallop sandwich.

We arrived at the Provincetown Inn a little early to find we'd been assigned a King bed for the three of us. We made it work but it would have been nice to have the option of a double bed. The artists alley for Nauticon was run out of the artists' hotel rooms, which was a little awkward for everyone involved. It made taking naps impossible but it did mean we could set our own hours for the shop. My roommates Erin and Tim made use of that to go hiking Saturday morning.

I went to the yaoi panel "Anime is so gay" on Friday night. It was a general introduction panel with a whole five people in the audience. Well organized but a rehash of information I already knew. Overall a good panel.

Provincetown is a lovely area with HORRIBLE driving conditions. There's very little parking at the restaurants so you either have to get there early or find one of the few public parking lots and walk. Also the majority of the streets are narrow one lane roads, some of which are labeled one way and some of which are not which caused a few hair raising moments on the way in.

That being said, I LOVED the atmosphere of Provincetown. It's very queer-friendly. One of the restaurants we went to, Victor's (fabulous raw bar, slow service) was described as being gayer than Christmas, but I found it was Bayside Betsey's that had the best gay atmosphere and amazing service, plus the best alfredo I've had in my life and delicious eggplant fries. If you go to Provincetown, you have to try Betsey's.

The rest of Nauticon was a bust. I sold nothing. Not a thing. There was barely anyone in attendance. We got maybe 20 people to stop into our room to check out wares. There wasn't a lot of content that interested me (besides the yaoi panel and the Voltaire concert). It's mostly a drinking and party convention, which while I like those in small doses, wasn't really my thing.

Not a con I'll be back to, but Provincetown is on my list of places I'd like to vacation to. It'd make a good writing retreat on the beach.
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I just finished this trilogy and despite a brief stint near the end of the third book that made me want to throw the book (stick with it, it's worth it) it's a wonderful series. It's a sort of gay Romeo and Juliet story with witches. Here's the Amazon blurb:

A boy who can see the world's secrets and unravel spells with just a glance.

Braden's witch eyes give him an enormous power. A mere look causes a kaleidoscopic explosion of emotions, memories, darkness, and magic. But this rare gift is also his biggest curse.

Compelled to learn about his shadowed past and the family he never knew, Braden is drawn to the city of Belle Dam, where he is soon caught between two feuding witch dynasties. Sworn rivals Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe will use anything--lies, manipulation, illusion, and even murder--to seize control of Braden's powers. To stop an ancient evil from destroying the town, Braden must master his gift, even through the shocking discovery that Jason is his father. While his feelings for an enigmatic boy named Trey grow deeper, Braden realizes a terrible truth: Trey is Catherine Lansing's son . . . and Braden may be destined to kill him.


I devoured each book pretty quick. I like how Braden and Trey's relationship develops slowly with plot complications getting in the way. I absolutely loved the side character Drew. In fact all of the side characters are pretty well done. By the third book Braden's father had turned from this distant asshole to a character that had really grown on me.
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For those that missed the con but want to live vicariously, Aidee Ladnier storified her wonderful live tweeting of the event here.

Despite being an awkward turtle, I actually managed to meet some people and talk to them. For an introvert like me the sheer amount of people I met is impressive. I wasn't out and about as much as I probably should have been (see: awkward introvert turtle) but for the little that I was, it was definitely worth it. I think for next year, I need a series of T-shirts or a sign that says "I'm shy. Talk to me."

An incomplete list of people I met who were awesome:

Obviously, the wonderful organizers of SMP: Kris, Saundra, and Roger who are all amazingly awesome. It was so cool meeting them in person.

Kassa of Three AM Reviews - One of my two wonderful roomies! I had a great time rooming with her.

Ann Anderson - My other wonderful roomie, and probably the person I spent the most time hanging out with during the con. It was great to spend time with her and I'm looking forward to sharing a room again next year.

Cari Z - I'm in the middle of reading her book Changing Worlds from Storm Moon Press right now and loving it. Aliens! Yay!

Aidee Ladnier - Check out her blog or twitter for an awesome recap of what happened at the con.

Kindle Alexander - I met both halves of this writing duo and they are such sweethearts! I had to pick up one of their books, Texas Pride, when I ordered from Amazon today.

Sue Brown - It was great meeting Sue. She was one of the first people I got to talk to at the convention. I picked up her book, Final Admission, off of Amazon today.

Amanda Ching - Amanda's one of the editor's at Storm Moon Press. She's lovely to work with and she also does freelance editing, so if you're looking for an editor, I can't recommend her enough.

Kathleen Tudor - Another SMP editor, who worked with me on the Tall, Dark, and Wriggly edits. She's a wonderful person and also freelances so if you need editing work done, I also recommend her.

Caethes Faron - She was fun to talk to and a great dinner companion on Thursday when we all went out for Greek. I really need to pick up one of her books.

David Berger - I was on a panel with him and very narrowly beat him at a game of Cards Against Humanity. He probably remembers me as the girl who never left con suite because we always ended up there at the same time.

I'm probably forgetting people so I may add to this list as I remember others...
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I had a blast being a volunteer and attendee of RainbowCon 2014 this past weekend. It was so much fun I wished I didn't have to go home, but at the same time I was really happy to see my bed and my boy and my cats.

I flew down Wednesday, going from Buffalo to Philly to Miami to Tampa since they oversold the Philly to Tampa flight and I had time to kill so I figured what the hell, I'll be a good Samaritan and take a different flight. I am sooo out of shape. Walking all over the airports plus my asthma was killer, but I made it just in time to wait three hours for a room to be ready. Let me just say, the Embassy Suites near USF is soooo not recommended. Thankfully the con isn't there next year. They tried to give me a king room for three people, when my reservation was for a double. That was on top of waiting two and a half hours past when check in was supposed to start to even get a room. I got upgraded to a "premium" room (not much premium about it) for free so there was at least that.

My roomies were awesome, however. I had the best luck ever with random draw of rooming with people I'd never met before. Ann Anderson, Lor Rose, and Kassa were all sweethearts and we got along great.

Thursday started with working the reg line. Sorry to the people whose badges I couldn't find on the first try. The boxes got a little unorganized once we started digging in for name tags. I think everyone got their printed badges in the end, or at least got a badge so it all worked out.

My first panel of the weekend was Beginner's Guide to Con Going with Lori Toland and Roger Armstrong. We had a small but enthusiastic audience and it was a good panel overall. We talked about the 6/3/1 rule (6 hours of sleep, 3 meals, 1 shower, every day) and general tips on how to survive the con (lots of water, have a buddy, make a plan).

The first panel I attended was Author Etiquette with Amanda Ching, Martin Delacroix, Sandrine Gasq-Dion, Shae Connor, Anastasia Vitsky, and Kathleen Tudor. It was full of useful information, like avoiding GoodReads (at least for your own stuff) as an author and how not to get a bad reputation with readers. There was discussion on how to work with editors (Amanda and Kathleen are both editors with Storm Moon Press) and Twitter etiquette. All around a good panel and I wish I'd taken better notes to share with you all.

One of the things I really liked that the con did was schedule breaks for lunch and dinner were there wasn't content going on. For a smaller con like this, I think it was important because it gave us all time to socialize and get food without having to miss out on content. I have to say the content overall was stellar. There were times when there were two or three panels scheduled at the same time and I had a hard time choosing what to go to.

Another thing that was really cool was the con suite. There was free food (lunch meats, cheese and crackers, veggie trays, cookies, fruit, candy) and drinks (coffee, water, juice, soda/pop) available to con goers from 10am to 10pm the entirety of con. I never paid for lunch because I kept going up to the con suite and nibbling on the free food. Usually while I was there I got a chance to talk to other authors so it was a two for one deal with free food and great conversation. I met a lot of people just by being in the con suite.

Thursday night (and most nights) I crashed early, so I didn't get to see how the Relay Naughty Jeopardy turned out but I heard people had fun and were cursing me a little bit for the hard questions I put together. There was a low turnout so the questions will probably reappear next year with some tweaks.

Friday started off with a double panel header. First I was on Trends in Young Adult Fiction with Allison Cassatta, Beau Schemery (who wears awesome kilts), Cody Stanford, and David Berger. Our host was a no-show so we winged it but it turned out pretty good. We talked about the slow increase in trans and bi stories, though there's still a need for more of them. David Berger actually teaches high school so he was able to provide perspective on what teens are actually reading, which is generally above their grade level so most of the teens he knew were actually reading adult books in preparation for college.

After that, I was hosting Fifty Shades of WTF? talking about BDSM in fiction with Amelia C. Gormley, Andrew Grey, Michael Murphy, Vicktor Alexander, and VJ Summers. We talked about the kinds of things that throw us out of stories, examples of good and bad BSDM fiction, and about how realistic an author needs to be to both tell a good story and be authentic to real life BDSM relationships.

Then, later in the day, I was on Bisexual Mythbusters: Dispelling Bisexual Myths with Anel Viz, CR Guiliano, Grace R. Duncan, Sue Brown, Roger Armstrong, and K. Piet. Everyone on the panel was a bisexual and we talked a lot about bi erasure. Part of the problem is that it's not visible when someone is bi (unless they're poly) because they're usually either in a "straight" relationship or a "gay" relationship. We talked a bit about the stigma of being bi in gay communities and how it's hard for a bi person to attract a same-sex partner because of the fear that the bi partner will eventually end the relationship or cheat on their partner for an opposite sex relationship.

I ended off Friday by running Euphemism Bingo, which was a blast. I think people got a kick out of my dry pronunciation of each new euphemism. We had such wonders as "punching the starfish", "whore pipe", "jizz", and more. I learned a few new terms like clicket and crumpet.

Saturday I was working, so I didn't make it to any panels but there were several I wished I could go to like Writing Trans* and Genderqueer Characters, This is the Story that Never Ends: Series and Serials, Fade to Black? Erotic Content in QUILTBAG Young Adult Fiction, Won't Someone Please Think of the Children? QUILTBAG Young Adult Fiction, Appropriation and Fetishization, Worldbuilding Workshop, Behind the Curtain: An Inside Look at Publishing, and Handling Criticism.

Saturday ended with a con floor pizza party with rainbow jello shots and it was awesome. I ended up crashing early, but there were people in the con suite having a blast until 2am. Plus we had cake for Becky Condit's birthday.

Sunday I ran a game of Munchkin which only one person showed up to, so it was a short game. I ran Cards Against Humanity a little after that, which was much better attended and we had a blast. I won by one point. Then it was time for the closing ceremonies and the charity raffle. The con raised over $1000 for Equality Florida.

I'm hoping RainbowCon 2015 has an even bigger turnout. The details, for those interested are:

RainbowCon 2015
July 16-19, 2015
Holiday Inn Westshore
Tampa, Fl

General Registration is $75 and opens (iirc) in May 2014.
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From the doctor_tailor Valentine's Day exchange:

Valentine's Day
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Recipient: jenni_snake
Rating: R
Word Count: 1400
Disclaimer: Characters used without permission.
Summary: Bashir introduces Garak to Valentine's Day.

Next, two from the latest round of smut_fest:

Mated
Fandom: Original Fic
Recipient: txilar
Pairing: m/m/m
Warnings: None
Content Notes: Double penetration
Word Count: 4,600
Beta'd by: covarla
Summary: The worst thing that could possibly happen to Sydney does - he's bonded.

The Alpha and the Omega
Fandom: Original Fic
Recipient: miri_thompson
Pairing: m/m
Warnings: None
Content Notes: D/s themes, spanking
Word Count: 2,300
Beta'd by: covarla
Summary: Alex always dreamed of finding his mate.
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It's starting to get to be con season again. These are the conventions I'm going to (below). Anyone going to any fun conventions?

UBCon
April 11-13
Buffalo, NY
(Vending as WarMaidens)

RainbowCon
April 17-20
Tampa, FL
(Volunteering)

Nauticon (maybe)
May 2-4
Provincetown, MA
(Possibly vending as WarMaidens/selling books)

Anime North
May 23-25
Toronto, ON
(Staffing Yaoi North)

Colossalcon
June 6-8
Sandusky, OH

NijiCon
October 18 & 19
Philadelphia, PA
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Ms. Marvel

So I picked up the first issue of the new Ms. Marvel after hearing a bunch of good press about it. A female Muslim superhero? I'm down. It's as good as I expected. The main character is adorbs and she writes Avengers fanfic. She has a hedgehog sidekick. Definitely going to be making the weekly pilgrimage to the comic store for more of this.

True Detective

Started watching True Detective on HBO tonight. It's a crime procedural with a Lovecraftian twist. Only got through the first two episodes so far, where the King in Yellow is just a passing mention. Episode three is supposed to start the really freaky stuff so I'm hoping to watch more of it soonish.

Kitties

My Valentine's Day present was a kitten! She's super sweet and adorable, loves everyone she comes across. We're not sure yet if she's going to get along with our existing cat. She's confined to the spare bedroom for now while we do the slow introduction. Going to start trying to integrate the cats over next weekend, and hope they get along. If they don't, I have a friend prepared to take the new kitty off our hands.

Writing

Seasonal Affective Disorder and depression have been kicking my ass. I've got a ton of stuff in the works, but I can't seem to go anywhere with them. It's like the part of my brain that comes up with plot just shut off. Like, I can write if I know where I'm going, but once I hit the end of what I've pre-plotted it's just like deeerrrr, what are words? Now would be a great time for some editing but I don't have much that needs editing.
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We're currently seeking panelists for Anime North, specifically I'm looking for three other people who want to talk about Teen Wolf Slash with me. Other open panels are listed here.

If you have any suggestions for panels, feel free to leave them in the comments. I'm always looking for new ideas.
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Naruto

What Brings Us Together
Pairing: Kakashi/Iruka
Recipient: blackmorghann
Rating: PG
Summary: Iruka wakes up married to Kakashi, which wouldn't be a problem if they hadn't broken up five years ago.

Teen Wolf

From My Heart to Yours
Pairing: Derek/Stiles
Rating: PG
Summary: When Laura Hale dies in a car crash, her heart ends up in Stiles Stilinski. Stiles can't help but look up the family of his supposedly anonymous donor, which gets more complicated when he starts dreaming about the dead woman who gave him his heart.
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With the blizzard in Buffalo, it's been a work from home day today. It's a whopping 0F out. Thankfully I managed to hit the store yesterday and get my med refills (plus twizzlers, though I'm regretting not getting oreos instead). Been checking out the new things on Netflix.

Hansel and Gretel - Campy fun though Gretel could have been less damsel in distress, more badass. I loved the idea of kickass witches who can actually fight rather than the trope that magic means you have no time to learn any other skill.

Judge Dredd - I loves me some Karl Urban, but I kind of found this movie boring. I guess I'm just hitting that age where plotless violence doesn't do much for me anymore.

And then I moved on to Avengers so I can eventually write porn for it.

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