unearthlymarmot: Drawing of the Eighth Doctor with a comical face ([ dw ] the boy)
 I haven't been reading much the last few years because for a while my ADHD was untreated, and that made reading very difficult. Now that I'm medicated and in therapy, I decided to try and get back into it, so I joined Goodreads (feel free to add me if you want to).

 Right now I'm reading Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen and enjoying it immensely. The main character is a trans, bisexual, black, and Native American, which is everything I could have ever dreamed of (especially as a trans bi Native myself). It's a western with vampires, and I think the western elements plus the stylized writing have put some people off. Personally, I find the writing style, while unique, is still crisp, and moves along at a good pace. I'm also not usually a fan westerns, but for me, having a main character who isn't just another rugged white man honestly helps a lot. (Plus, it's historically accurate, since a lot of cowboys were in fact people of color who didn't have a lot of other job options.)

So yeah, I'm really liking this book so far, and I look forward to reading more and more!


Aug. 5th, 2017 11:03 am
unearthlymarmot: Rosalie Lamorliere ([ rose of versailles ] :D)
 I've been at a lost about what to post lately, so I thought I'd do one of these! Comment with a character and I'll asnwer:

How do I feel about this character:
What do I like/admire about this character:
What do I dislike about this character:
Favorite moment for this character:
Who I ship romantically with this character and why:
Who are my platonic ships for this character and why:
Things done in fanfiction with this character that annoy me:
Things done in fanfiction with this character I want to see more of:
unearthlymarmot: Baze Malbus kissing Chirrut Imwe's forehead ([ sw ] don't go)
 I've been listening to the Campaign Podcast today, and I'm enjoying it a lot so far! Especially Geelo.

It's put me in the general mood for Star Wars. I'm thinking I'll watch some Clone Wars or Rebels, because I'm in the mood for some alien goodness. Although, I could also finish listening to the Ahsoka audiobook that I never finished because I got distracted ... There are so many options with big sc-fi franchises, but that's what I love about them.

dw audios

Jul. 28th, 2017 05:15 pm
unearthlymarmot: The Eighth Doctor in the doorway of the TARDIS ([ dw ] time lord)
I listened to Eighth Doctor audio Minuet in Hell and it was ... a mess. Like there may have been one or two good ideas in there, but it was muddled in a lot of sexism (why would I want to hear Charley be faced with the threat of sexual assault multiple times?) and just generally poor execution.

I did kind of like the idea of the Doctor being unsure of who he is and almost believing that someone else was the Doctor. Like there's something there if it wasn't surrounded by the rest of it.

Anyway, I was warned it was a bad one, so I was kind of expecting it. Hopefully the next one will be better!
unearthlymarmot: Rosalie Lamorliere ([ rose of versailles ] :D)
I watched the first episode of Akazukin Chacha last night (a magical girl show from 1994) and it was so lighthearted and fun. It felt like just what I needed to cheer me up!

It's about a young witch who's clumsy with her magic and often messes up her spells, but who can also use a magical item to transform into a powerful magical girl.

I didn't even mind the love triangle aspect of the show. Usually I find love triangles frustrating because of all the drama, but this one was played for laughs, so it just felt like another fun aspect of the show.

Looking forward to watching more episodes of this!


Jul. 27th, 2017 07:48 am
unearthlymarmot: Charley Pollard and the Eighth Doctor. ([ dw ] he smelled of honey)
I wanted to make a post about my ships, because ... I felt like it? I have a lot of fandoms, so here I'm just going to talk about my sci-fi ones (Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars).

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unearthlymarmot: Drawing of the Eighth Doctor with a comical face ([ dw ] the boy)
The cat woke me up at 5AM for food. If he had waited an hour I would have been up anyway. But it's hard to stay mad at him when he has that cute face.

Anyway, I either want to go like full on alien with my makeup and try some iridescent lipsticks and lavender or silver highlighters or go for a more natural look with less eyeliner and maybe a tinted sunscreen instead of full coverage foundation.

I guess I could try both and see what I like more. And I could always do a different look depending on the day. I just want to experiment, I guess.

And one of these days I'm absolutely going to wear a crop top! I just need to work up the confidence.

Also, I reorganized my manga bookshelf last night. It's all in alphabetical order now, except CLAMP, who get their own section, because they have so many works.

I can't wait for the new Sailor Moon editions to come out! They're going to have shimmery covers and, importantly, a revised translation!

Now if only Udon would give us news about the Rose of Versailles ....
unearthlymarmot: Green Lantern Jessica Cruz ([ dc ] courage of the stars)
The Adventure Zone is doing a live show in a city an hour away from me in December! My friend sent me money so I can buy a ticket when they go on sale this Friday. I'm so grateful and excited.

Less exciting is, of course, the US political news today. As a trans person I'm just kind of. Trying to focus on the positive things in my life right now so that I don't get overwhelmed with the negative feelings. Obviously there's a lot of work to do. A lot of fighting to do. But right now I need to enjoy some good things while I try and get a grip on all this.
unearthlymarmot: Bill Potts and the Twelfth Doctor taking a selfie ([ dw ] selfie)
Today I got a much needed haircut + bought a shirt with all of the Doctors as cats.

picture of me
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unearthlymarmot: The Eighth Doctor in the doorway of the TARDIS ([ dw ] time lord)
I just wanted to say hi and thank you to everyone who's added me! I think I already have more followers here than I had in like five years of Livejournal back in the day, ha.

Today was a pretty lousy day because of my depression, so I unfortunately didn't get much done. It was that feeling where you're bored but you're also too depressed to do anything, or for anything to seem interesting, so you just stay bored all day instead. I hope tomorrow is better, especially because I was planning to fill out some job applications, so having energy and motivation would be helpful.

I also took two naps today, which kind of helped but kind of just made me feel groggy.

Fandom-wise I've been trying to write this fluffy Data/Geordi fic about Data wooing him with flowers etc, but I keep being over-critical while I'm writing. I need to try and turn off my internal editor and just write. I can fix it later, but I need to get stuff down on the page first! :\

I have this short attention span, so I'm consuming Doctor Who in three different ways right now (re-watching first Doctor stuff, watching all the Doctor/River episodes, and listening to the Eighth Doctor audios). I'd probably get farther if I focused on just one, but it's hard for me to stick with one thing at a time.
unearthlymarmot: The Twelfth Doctor and River Song ([ dw ] be with you awhile)
 Somehow, despite being a Doctor/River fan, I hadn't gone back to watch Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead since they aired, so I did that last night, and cried my eyes out. I'm still feeling pretty emotionally compromised.
unearthlymarmot: Jadzia Dax ([ trek ] lead with my heart)
I'm so thrilled by the news that Michael Burnham is Spock's adoptive sister! We don't know much about her her yet, but I'm already imagining cute sibling scenarios with the two, hee hee.

I'm really curious to see what Michael's character is like, and how she'll struggle with her Vulcan upbringing.

Ahh, I hope this show is good!
unearthlymarmot: Charley Pollard ([ sw ] galaxies inside her)
I was surprised to find some Star Wars: Forces of Destiny dolls on the shelves because I didn't think they were out yet. I shrugged, assuming they had come out without me hearing about it, and brought one up to the cashier. It turns out they're not supposed to be on the shelves until October! But because they made the mistake of putting them out, they went ahead and sold one to me.

I really expecting them to say they couldn't sell it to me (which I would have accepted!), so it's so nice that they did anyway. I'm so thrilled!

Leia doll and R2D2 figure standing in front of some Pokemon toys.
unearthlymarmot: Susan Foreman ([ dw ] unearthly child)
Finished An Unearthly Child today, my thoughts under the cut.

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unearthlymarmot: Scraggy in front of the non-binary pride flag. ([ pokemon ] scraggy pride)
I'm considering restarting Pokemon Sun because I want to play with Incineroar. (I hated that design at first, but after seeing all the fanart of big buff Incineroar doing silly cat things it's really grown on me, ha.) I could also just wait until Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon are released though. That might be a better idea, I don't want to burn out on Pokemon.

I also still need to finish Shadows of Valentia (which I loved, I'm just easily distracted).


Jul. 23rd, 2017 06:07 am
unearthlymarmot: Photo of an Olympic marmot ([ marmots ]  olympic marmot)
 My brain is absolutely convinced I need to wake up at 5AM every morning. It's really taking a toll on me. I feel sluggish all day and that makes it hard to do things like cooking for myself. If I could just sleep another hour or so, that would help so much.

I've tried going to be a little later, but it still happens. Maybe I need to go to bed significantly later?

unearthlymarmot: Rosalie Lamorliere ([ rose of versailles ] :D)
 Speaking of Doctor Who, watching the First Doctor stuff makes me exciting for the upcoming special!
unearthlymarmot: Charley Pollard and the Eighth Doctor. ([ dw ] he smelled of honey)
Recently I've spent my free time -- which I have a fair amount of while I'm looking for work :\ -- listening to the Eighth Doctor Big Finish audios and watching Classic Who.

As far as the audios go, I've enjoyed each one so far, and I think Charley Pollard is just such a delightful character with an awesome dynamic with the Doctor. I find myself smiling a lot when they're just bantering with each other, which is always a good sign! I've heard bad things about the next one (Minuet in Hell) but I'm going to push through it anyway. I must experience every second of Charlotte Pollard.

I've seen bits and pieces of Classic Who (mainly Fourth Doctor stuff), but I decided I wanted to watch it all the way through in the proper order. Wish me luck with that! So far I really enjoy Barbara, Ian, and Susan. The Doctor is great too, but I love seeing those three interact, whether it's Barbara worrying about Susan, or Barbara and Ian being cute together, or etc. It's a good time.

Susan listens to music while Barbara and Ian smile at each other in the background.


Jul. 22nd, 2017 07:34 pm
unearthlymarmot: Susan Foreman ([ dw ] unearthly child)
It's been a while since I used anything like Dreamwidth or Livejournal, so hopefully I can get back into the swing of things! I was looking for a place quieter and less ... dramatic than Tumblr, so I'm hoping Dreamwidth can be that place for me.


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