ladymercury_10: (Leia)
First final down, two more to go.  I wouldn't say it went well, but it also didn't go poorly, and all it really had to do was not be a disaster.  I think I just needed to pass it, really.  Or get a C on it if I wanted an A in the class.  Anyway, no more epsilon-delta proofs for a while, which is good.  Ugh, that algebra final, though, I can't even think about it.  I still have time to study, I still have time to study, I still have time to study....

In cheerier news, my fandom stocking is up.  I think I may have most of yours already (at least those that have already been posted), but if not, link away. :)

 
ladymercury_10: (AmyRoryHug)
Countdown to finals has begun!  If I disappear...I may be studying.  I was supposed to study today, but instead I kind of slept most of the day.  I think it was my punishment for too many days of not sleeping enough/trying to live off coffee and dried fruit and protein drinks. (Sadly, that was actually my attempt at finding food that was not entirely nutritionally vacuous...yeah.  I am kind of the world's worst vegetarian.)

ANYWAY.  If you are not yet Doctor Who friending at [livejournal.com profile] eve11's friending meme, you should go do that!  And [livejournal.com profile] gdgdbaby is hosting a holiday love meme.  (My thread is here.)
ladymercury_10: (Sally)
Wishing a happy belated Thanksgiving to fellow US-ians and a lovely weekend to all!  Having survived my midterms, I spent the first half of my Thanksgiving break overloading on comic books and graphic novels.  (Have I mentioned lately that I love the local library in the town where I go to school?  Because I do.)  And the library also got me the Seventh Doctor Audio "Night Thoughts," so I listened to that, and then I watched "Battlefield" today.  I meant to do a lot of writing, especially for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, over the break, but I've mostly just been catching up on sleep and fangirling things.  Which, Ace and Shou Yuing are adorable together, and if there exists fanfiction of them having sleepovers and braiding each other's hair and exploding non-critical pieces of architecture, I would be much obliged if someone would tell me where it is.  And I expect I've found most of the Ace/Hex that exists, but I would so like to be proven wrong. :)  

Just for my own reference, and in case anyone cares, the comics I was reading are:

Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall
Batman: The Court of Owls
Nightwing: Year One
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
and the first two issues of Li'l Gotham

Now with a postscript, because I remembered that I have More Doctor Who Thoughts, due to the Brig being in "Battlefield": According to TARDIS Index File, Kate Stewart was born in the early 70's, so does that mean that at some point she and Ace were roughly the same age and were hanging out and comparing notes on alien invasions?  Or maybe that's what they did when they grew up? :D
ladymercury_10: (NowThree)
Survived 3/4 exams including the weeklong abstract algebra Take-Home Exam of Doom.  Am supposed to be spending the weekend cramming for my analysis midterm, but I did a couple problems yesterday and then stayed up until 1 am reading Batman & Robin, derping on Tumblr, and watching Star Trek: TNG.  Heh.  Guess I know what I'm doing today.

ANYWAY.  Why am I here and not learning about the Mean Value Theorem...I actually don't remember.  OH!  Insta-rec.  If you would like to go back to crying about the Ponds leaving, and if you would like a story that reads like a cross between circa-S5 lyrical Eleven/Amy fic and current canon, you should read no one loves you like I love you by [livejournal.com profile] pyrodynamo.  It is excellent.


ladymercury_10: (Ponds)
Well, it's midterms again, so this is the lull before Cram All The Things begins in earnest.  I got my algebra take-home today, and I don't even understand it well enough to be properly mortified by how unprepared I am for it, but I need to start on it soon anyhow.  But for now it is still Friday, so here is a meme, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] isiscaughey:

List seven songs you are into right now (preferably with links). No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your live journal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.
cut for space )

ladymercury_10: (Default)
Via [livejournal.com profile] elisi: it appears the recent LJ modifications may not be as disastrous as they first appeared?  As summarized here, there will be some customizability, including the ability to switch off infinite scroll (thank goodness).  Also, paid accounts aren't really going away--if you have one, you'll still have one, it looks like, and if you don't have one yet, you'll be able to just buy the features you want, instead of a bundle.  If you have a paid account when that happens, it looks like you may also get some special privileges?

So that's good.  I think?  I hope.

In other news: I am very excited to get my Yuletide assignment, I don't understand permutation groups so I expect that at least one of the proofs I wrote up for my homework makes no sense (oh well), and I have once again gotten overly ambitious with the borrowing of library books and comics. (Batgirl!  Batman!  The Great Gatsby!  Wait, what?  Who thought it was a good idea to give me library cards?) 

Oh!  And I started poking at the nearly-infinite Doctor Who backlog.  I started watching in 2010, so I've seen all of Moffat Who, somewhere between half and two thirds of RTD Who, and two Fourth Doctor serials.  But I read Classic and Multi-era fanfic sometimes, and I was on an Ace/Hex fanfic binge the other day, and I thought, hmm, maybe I should, you know, actually watch some Seven-era.  So I watched Ghost Light, and I didn't understand a lick of the plot, but it was fun and spooky and Seven was great.  He is much calmer than the Doctors I am used to, and also very scary when he wants to be.  And Ace!  She was actually less big and tough, somehow, than I expected her to be, but she seems like a good companion.  Although--were the TV acting guidelines different in the 80s?  It seemed a bit melodramatic to me.  But the school library had Remembrance of the Daleks, so that's on my desk, waiting and hoping for my legendarily poor TV attention span to return to it. :P
ladymercury_10: (Oswin)
Aaand once again I appear to have fallen off the planet.  I'm actually online a lot, I just don't have all that much to update about.  Anyway, things have been all right.  I survived midterms--my algebraic disaster was averted by a generous grade curve, and I managed an A on my analysis exam.  Today's adventure was that feeling when you think you're finally getting real analysis, and then you open your book and it isn't words.  Apparently my professor has an extremely subtle plan for us that involves spending two days on uniform continuity when the book cares waaaay more about set closure, compactness, and covers.  Or, at least, I hope he does, because the problem set he assigned for this week is looking pretty darn cryptic at this point. :P  

And then there was Visit All The Libraries.  I had to pick up holds at the public library and the school library.  I've been reading a lot of Batman and Bat-family comics, as well as some regular books.  The last comic I read was one I actually bought as opposed to libraried, and it was the 0 issue of the new Batman and Robin.  I must admit that while I am still irritated by the New 52, it was really good.  I am currently reading To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis.  I think some of you guys ([livejournal.com profile] eve11 for sure) told me I should read Connie Willis a long time ago and I finally took you up on it.

Also: there has been a spate of ficathons lately, so although I have posted nothing lately I have been writing.  If you are interested in this recent commentficcery, here is the linkage.  Erm, I don't know about summaries--the first two were for an autumn-themed ficathon and the other was for an Eleven/Amy ficathon, if that helps.

Amy/Rory, for the prompt footsteps in the fog, smoke on the air
Amy/Rory, for the prompt don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore
Eleven, Amy, Rory, for the prompt I didn't want to know who he was, or what you did, or that it didn't mean anything.

That concludes this update.  *end transmission*

ladymercury_10: (Molly)
It is time again for that most splendid of holidays, Ada Lovelace Day!  Once a year, bloggers around the world gather to sing the praises of inspiring women in the STEM fields.  And if you are a lady-identified person in science, technology, engineering, or math, I most cordially salute you.  

I wasn't sure for a while whom or what to write about this year.  And then I thought, can we just talk for a minute about how awesome Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie is?  Because I know everyone has heard of her, and I know in many ways she's become not just the token lady scientist, but the token scientist, and the token chemist, and the token lots of other things.  Which in some ways is a tribute to just how amazing she was, that she as a woman scientist managed to become to many people the face of chemistry, but in other ways it makes what we know of her just a rehearsal of the facts and not really a story.

unabashed science fangirling under the cut )
ladymercury_10: (Default)
If you're looking for something fun to do and not, like me, hiding from the suddenly never-ending pile of math you ought to be doing, you should check this thing of [livejournal.com profile] dollsome's out!  It's quite neat.  [livejournal.com profile] blithers wrote me a really gorgeous little fill in which Amy and Rory pick apples.  I might fill something if I have the time, but like I said, only here because I already took an exam and sketched seven proofs today and I really don't want to touch the rest of the math that's waiting for me just yet.

"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."



an eerie, halloweenish, &/or generally autumnal
comment ficathon
ladymercury_10: (AmySpace)
Hello, flist!  I hope your October is off to a good start.  Mine started off with an exam grade getting raised from a D+ to a B, so that was ever so nice!  I do have more exams approaching, so I guess I'll be a little swamped by the end of the week.  But not too badly, I hope, and I expect I'll be around, lurking if not posting.  

Things have been a little bit crazy in fandom-land, since Angels aired this weekend (still crying, btw, but the good kind, I think?)  I sort of posted a bunch of Whoish things all at once, so to recap:

- If you missed it and would like to read, there was domestic Amy/Rory fic, pre-finale, no spoilers
- If you saw the finale and want to hop around and have feels, I have a reaction post
- If you want to prompt/read/write Amy/Rory fic, the Amy/Rory Cheer-Up Comment-A-Thon that I am hosting with [livejournal.com profile] sarah531 is still going on!  We've got lots of prompts and have had several fills already, so you should definitely go take a peek. :)

And now, for an incomplete list of things you should GO READ NOW:

cutting for space and one mildly spoilery comment )
ladymercury_10: (Default)
Internet has reached peak sketchiness, and I can no longer get online even with an ethernet cable.  Am currently in the basement computer lab of another dorm.  If I disappear, assume I've still no access in my room and am too busy with analysis homework to derp around in the lab anymore.  But analysis, scary though it's been, is getting better!  I got five problems done today, which is more than the past two days combined.  And I got a new library card and picked up some graphic novels--mostly Batman.  Have been managing to keep up with Pond Life, although if the internet doesn't come back that will be harder.

I wrote some fic last week before school started and it's just come out of beta (thank you, [livejournal.com profile] arliddian !), so I will try to post that eventually when I have time to make the changes.

Otherwise, carry on!  Have good starts to your school years, or whatever you're up to of late! :)

ETA: The internet appears to have come back on.  Fingers are crossed.
ladymercury_10: (Default)
Made it to school and moved in.  Internet has been dodgy--this has been the first time I've been able to get on LJ without having to load  any multiple times to see it.  If you left me a comment, I saw it and will try to reply soon!  May need to buy an ethernet cable.  Watched some Doctor Who last night, hoping my internet will be cooperating in time for the first Pond Life mini-episode today.  And class starts today!  I ought to be off to 9AM abstract algebra and I'm not even dressed.  Cheers!
ladymercury_10: (Dinos)
Fandom meme snerched from [livejournal.com profile] mfirefly10:

Give me a character and I will answer:
* why I like them
* why I don’t
* favorite scene/moment
* brotp
* totally random but possibly awesome non-canon ship
* head canon
* unpopular opinion


ladymercury_10: (MollyYellow)
So my grandma made me waffles and later I'm reading more Batgirl, yay!  And I made a brief detour for Batman: Knight and Squire.  Cyril is the Knight, Beryl is the Squire, and they're basically the Batman and Robin of England.  They occasionally appear in Batman comics, and so I'd seen Beryl once or twice before and thought she was fantastic.  She continued to be so when given her own (half of) a book (sorry, Cyril, you're cool, too), but Knight and Squire kind of got sidelined in their own book by a large supporting cast and the plot wasn't all that coherent, so it wasn't as good as it could have been.  

I'm going to school in like a week, and apparently the public library in town has a bajillion comic books.  So far my to-read-once-I-get-there list contains:

-Cass Cain's Batgirl run
-Batman: Black Glove
-Amazing Spider-Man Presents Black Cat
-possibly some Wonder Woman--I remember [livejournal.com profile] shinyjenni telling me I should check out the trades from when Greg Rucka was writing it.
-and maybe some Catwoman or Birds of Prey if I can figure out where to start with those

But seriously, this is super exciting.  If you know of any good comics, you should tell me so I can look for them.  Or maybe you shouldn't, so that I will actually, you know, do my math homework. :P
ladymercury_10: (Default)
Have been on a Batman kick since I saThe Dark Knight Rises last week.  On [livejournal.com profile] shinyjenni's suggestion, I checked out Stephanie Brown's Batgirl run and I am loving it.  The trades are starting to get pricey since the whole New 52 reverted Batgirl to Barbara Gordon, but I've gotten a bunch of issues fairly cheap as digital comics and I found a good deal on the second trade online, so I ordered that today. I'm reading issue #5 right now and laughing my head off.  Steph is funny, awkward, hardworking, kindhearted, and snarky.  She's an underdog who's always full of hope--which can be a tricky thing to keep hold of in Gotham city.  Someone on Tumblr compared her to Spider-Man, and I think that's a really apt comparison--I think she might be a bit less angsty, though.  Ahh, Stephanie Brown, you rock, never change.

I also got a bunch of Batman trades from the library...I have way too many library books in general.  And then I think I might like to read Batwoman, after I'm done catching up on Stephanie Brown's run (which, sadly, wasn't all that long).  Although, keeping up with comics gets expensive kind of fast.

Does anyone have comics-related feelings to share?
ladymercury_10: (AmySpace)
When the internet offers to write you fanfiction in response to lines from poems, you don't ask questions.  Seriously, guys, I dug out all my favorite poetry books, that's how excited I was when I found this:


go go go go go

book meme

Jul. 18th, 2012 03:25 pm
ladymercury_10: (Molly books)

Longish book meme snagged from [livejournal.com profile] trialia:


under the cut )
ladymercury_10: (Leia)
Just got back from seeing The Amazing Spider-Man.  Ahhhh all the happy feels.  Spider-Man was pretty much my first big super hero when I was a kid, and I had a huge crush on him in middle school.  Okay, well, partially Tobey Maguire, but also Spider-Man in general.  My brother and I were pretty into reading the original comics for a while, too.  So now I can't tell if The Amazing Spider-Man was actually a good movie or not because my inner twelve-year-old is too busy hopping up and down with glee.

Things that made me happy:

spoilers )
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