unearthlymarmot: Scraggy in front of the non-binary pride flag. ([ pokemon ] scraggy pride)
I think the reason Black/White is my favorite generation -- beyond the fact that I really do thing they're good games, and also my favorite pokemon is Scraggy -- is that it was the first generation where I was keeping up with the online news and leaks from Japan.

We were all so hyped up with every piece of news! There's a lot good memories there, and with BW2 as well. I was SO excited when we found out Iris became champion.

Amusingly, I hated Oshawott and Scraggy when I first saw them. Now they're two of my absolute favorites.
unearthlymarmot: Romana I ([ dw ] time lady)
I was eager to get to this era of Who, so I went ahead and skipped to Adric's first appearance in the Full Circle serial.

Adric is great so far! He clearly has moments of annoying other characters, but in some ways, he strikes me as a better and more cranky Wesley Crusher, in that he's youngish but talented, but the writers aren't testing your patience like they do with Wesley. I actually love Wesley Crusher, but there are points that I get annoyed with him, because the writers are telling you he's so special all the time without always backing it up ... (And, as a Native person, I hate that they brought in Native stuff just to bolster Wesley's status as a special white kid.)  But Adric in Full Circle is presented more matter-of-factly, I think. I like him! And I like that he cared about Romana's well-being.

A lot of people seem to dislike him though, so I imagine he gets worse than he is here in this first serial?

The plot was fairly enjoyable, although I hated that spiders had to be involved. I know the spiders here look pretty cheesy, but it was still enough to make my skin crawl! I. hate. spiders.

As always, I have a huge crush on any version of Romana. Lalla Ward is so beautiful!
unearthlymarmot: Rosalie Lamorliere ([ rose of versailles ] :D)
I've been having trouble working up the motivation to continue my classic Who watch through. It's not that the First Doctor stuff is bad, I just get excited to get to Romana and Nyssa and Tegan and Ace!! Maybe I should skip ahead and come back later? I'm sure there's a lot of great stuff with the earlier companions too, but it might be easier to get the motivation going if I watch what I'm most excited for first. That way I'm not constantly thinking about how long it'll take to get there, ha.

I've also been watching an anime called Saiunkoku Monogatari, which is really good! It's a historical fantasy type series with a great female main character who always dreamed of becoming a court official in order to serve the people. I wish it was more popular, but it's from 2006-ish, so the fandom is pretty dead. Once I finish maybe I'll take matters into my own hands and write Sho Yosei/Sa Enjun myself.
unearthlymarmot: Drawing of the Eighth Doctor with a comical face ([ dw ] the boy)
I've been holding off on physical transition partly because I'm just so deeply terrified of coming out to my dad, and also partly because we're supposed to be moving and it doesn't seen like a great time to start something.

But on the other hand, my dad can't even decide where he wants to live, so who knows if the move will even ever get around to happening. I'm also thinking I might just choose to stay here anyway.

There are probably always going to be reasons I can come up with not to do it, but the truth is that I'm miserable not having hormones. Not having top surgery. Not having the body I want. I can't just keep putting it off. I can't keep sulking about it. I need to do something!

So I went ahead an arranged for my doctor to give me a referral to a trans clinic. Hopefully things go okay from there.

last night

Sep. 14th, 2017 11:51 am
unearthlymarmot: Jadzia Dax ([ trek ] lead with my heart)
I couldn’t go to the 2pm showing of Wrath of Khan because of an appointment, and although I knew there was a second showing at 7 I was like eh, I’ll stay home. It’s not like I haven’t seen it before.

And then around 6:30 I was like what the fuck am I doing this is my chance to see it ON THE BIG SCREEN.

So I walked – at some points ran, with my TNG comm badge thumping against my chest – to the theater to catch the last showing.

Worth it. Totally worth it.

unearthlymarmot: Scraggy in front of the non-binary pride flag. ([ pokemon ] scraggy pride)
There was a problem with my 3DS so I ordered a new one, but in the meantime I can't play any games and I've got a really strong Fire Emblem craving. ): Oh well.

ups

Sep. 11th, 2017 01:23 pm
unearthlymarmot: Susan Foreman ([ dw ] unearthly child)
I am a notoriously impatient person, so waiting for this package is really aggravating me. It would help if they gave me an actual time estimate instead of just saying it will be delivered "by the end of the day".

Please, my crops are dying.

foundation

Sep. 11th, 2017 08:22 am
unearthlymarmot: Scraggy in front of the non-binary pride flag. ([ pokemon ] scraggy pride)
I'm out of foundation and thinking about trying a different brand. I've been using Urban Decay, and it looks great, but I find I get oily and kind of sticky after a while. Maybe I'll try a matte foundation.

TNG novels

Sep. 10th, 2017 06:42 pm
unearthlymarmot: Geordi La Forge ([ trek ] you taught me friendship)
 Back when I first saw Star Trek: Nemesis, I was pretty disturbed by the resolution of Data's death. He transfers his memories into B-4, and then the ending hints that his memories might take over B-4's mind, and then Data will be back. The problem with that is that while B-4 is not as smart as Data, he's still a person. Treating B-4 as less important than Data because he's less smart has some troubling implications for how the writers feel about real life people who have mental disabilities. Having B-4 die just so someone smarter can come back to life? It has a bad subtext.

 But recently I learned that the TNG novels solved this problem by having Data come back without sacrificing B-4, so that they both get to live! So Right now I'm reading the novel where Data comes back, The Persistence of Memory by David Mack. There's some stuff I don't get because I haven't read any other TNG novels (besides Imzadi), but it's mostly understandable, and I've found it pretty enjoyable so far. Near the beginning of the book there's a thrilling chase sequence that really had me eagerly turning pages!

 I'm in the middle of re-watching DS9, but I might have to watch some of my favorite Data episodes from TNG. Back in the day I went through a huge Data phase, but over the years my focus shifted to other characters, like Jadzia Dax. Maybe it's time to revisit my favorite android!

OH, and also, I've decided I absolutely must attend Star Trek Las Vegas next year. I've never been in all my years of being a Trekkie ... I gotta make it this time!

unearthlymarmot: Baze Malbus kissing Chirrut Imwe's forehead ([ sw ] don't go)
I'm going to Toys R Us's midnight event with the hopes of getting my hands on some Rose Tico merchandise. Hopefully I can get the pop and maybe a figure or something.

I'm super excited for her character, especially since Star Wars really needs to have more prominent women of color in the movies. Plus from what we know so far she just seems really cute!

I'm also excited to read Claudia Gray's new Leia book, which is also out on Friday.
unearthlymarmot: Geordi La Forge ([ trek ] you taught me friendship)
 I'm sorry I haven't been around much, I've been feeling so burnt out and depressed that it was hard to feel motivated to post anything. I've been feeling a bit better the past few days though.

 I was feeling especially burnt out on Star Trek fandom so I took an extended break from that, but now I'm back and rewatching TOS! Star Trek is one of the most significant fandoms in my life, so it feels great to be enthusiast about it again. I can't wait for Discovery to air! I found the news coming from Star Trek Las Vegas really interesting. It was great to hear the enthusiasm that the cast and crew has for the franchise.

 Dad is planning on moving ... somewhere, he can't seem to decide where. I haven't decided if I'm going with him or not. I mean it's hard to make the decision when he can't even pin don't what city he'll be living in.
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!

meme

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!

Ships.

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).

Read more... )
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.

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