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MF Luder
09 April 2016 @ 04:08 pm
Trying to decide what to wear when I go to Civil War because I will show my Tony love no matter what. But, do I go with a shirt with Iron Man, or as Tony Stark? The only issue with going as Tony is my hair is not its usual brown at the moment - so will people get it?

Help me pick!

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(I don't have converse but I shows close enough and I could probably find something to look like the bracelet tech.)
 
 
MF Luder
01 February 2016 @ 11:19 pm
The one thing 2016 is being really good to me about? TV.

Lucifer. If you're not watching. GO WATCH. He's fabulous. The show is fabulous. I am in stitches every time. But it's also dark and human and intriguing.

AND BISEXUAL.

Yes, that's right. FOX did by ep 2 what NBC suggested they might do in "20 years" with Constantine. And, I haven't read the Lucifer comics, but from what I can gleam via google, Lucifer isn't portrayed as bi in the comics? So FOX makes the devil bi (which yes, we can talk about how "evil" (male in particular) characters are more often portrayed as sexual minorities, but Lucifer is on a path perhaps to morally grey/goodish and is the protagonist), when NBC can't even acknowledge a canon character's bisexuality.

I honestly don't know if I'm most in love with FOX, with Neil Gaiman for creating the character, or Tom Ellis for playing him so spectacularly.

Me, right now:

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MF Luder
04 January 2016 @ 12:25 pm
Does anyone on my flist cosplay or have a friend who is a serious cosplayer? I'm curious about forums and communities out there where people a) talk cosplay, but b) get to know each other so that you kind of know someone at a con you've never been to before. (I know such things used to exist for conventions themselves back in the day but it was on LJ and I don't know if such communities are still alive and kicking.)

And I know I can google, but I wanted to see if anyone had connections at or a good forum to recommend/maybe a forum to stay away from kind of suggestions first.

Merci! :)
 
 
MF Luder
03 January 2016 @ 01:29 am
Apparently it's a thing to write "reader" fanfic...where it's all written in second person so that the reader is actually "you"...and some of these stories then include main character/reader smut?

It is the epitome of self insert fic. It is not trying to hide itself at all. And I just...?

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MF Luder
27 December 2015 @ 11:29 am
I'm looking for some 80's/early 90's punk love and/or dirty songs. Think Billy Idol or The Cure (the two examples I can think of hence why I'm asking, lol). Basically, what would the "baby-making" punk music of the 80's be? Bonus points if they're British singers/groups, but they do not have to be by any means.

Also, following the same criteria, but songs that maybe focus on or at least mention the occult? By occult I mean things like "The Reaper" or like King's "Born Under A Bad Sign".
 
 
 
MF Luder
24 December 2015 @ 03:53 pm
MERRY CHRISTMAS, LOVES!

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MF Luder
03 December 2015 @ 12:45 am
Between the Flarrow crossover and tonight's BvS trailer: I AM IN DC HEAVEN.

I was so upset regarding the Civil War trailer (and the reactions I saw after - and keep seeing). DC has saved me this week, though. I still have some quips with BvS (like why is Lex speaking in such a high voice? why must Bruce be 50?), I am loving every new thing I see more and more. Wonder Woman is QUEEN.



I have just totally flipped on my preference for Civil War over BvS. Watched the CW trailer once and sobbed. And kept sobbing after because people are dicks and I get emotional over Tony Stark. Watched the BvS trailer 6 times and am still:

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At least we know Batman and Superman will be friends by the end!
 
 
MF Luder
03 December 2015 @ 12:36 am
Happy (technically belated) birthday, rhymephile!

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MF Luder
05 October 2015 @ 05:06 pm
Marvel: appears to announce another Civil War, on the heels of Original Sin and featuring Iron Man fighting Sam Wilson!Cap.

MF:

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What slays me every time is Stan Lee setting out to make an on-the-surface horrible character well-liked. Make him human. And Marvel since 2000 has just been like HAHAHAH IRON MAN IS AN ASSHOLE AND CAP IS FUCKYEAHAMERICA AND EVERYONE LOVES CAP AND SHOULD HATE IRON MAN. EVEN THOUGH WE'RE ALSO GOING TO MAKE A IRON MAN MOVIE. THAT'S JUST BECAUSE HE'S SHINY AND WE CAN SHOW HIM BEING AN ASSHOLE TO WOMEN.

Whoever the fuck is at Marvel just does not understand Tony. Or Steve given their jingoistic interpretation.

Civil War:

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*Caveat: Those of you who know me, know I actually love the original Civil War. But Marvel keeps playing the same theme of Steve vs Tony and IT MAKES NO FUCKING SENSE. Why are they enemies?!?!
 
 
 
MF Luder
26 September 2015 @ 05:54 pm
I will never understand why all fics on fanfic.net seems to have an exorbitant amount of exclamation points! Everyone and most statements seem so unnecessarily excited. It is honestly so hard read any fics there!

(See what I did there?)

Why.
 
 
MF Luder
14 September 2015 @ 06:44 pm
meme  
"What's up?" meme yanked from bitter_crimson

So what have you been up to?

School. Trying to juggle the million things I have going on all while wanting to do nothing but read for-pleasure books and fanfic.

Major life changes? Same old same old?

Same old. Still single, still working on my dissertation, still not writing. Just another year older!

What fandom are you in/do you spend most of your time in?

Dark Matter. Person of Interest at the moment! And this summer I went on another Sterek kick and got around to reading some of the backlog of fics I've had saved.

Where do you hang out online?

tumblr mostly, despite the lack of any interaction I get. My follower number even dramatically ticked up over the summer, and I still can't get a response to a meme or even for drabble prompts!

What are you reading?

Nothing fun. At this moment, I'm reading Celia, A Slave.

What are you watching?

Person of Interest. Rewatch of The X-Files and Justice League.

What are you making?

I will be making a salad for dinner...

What are you squeeing about today?

Reese and Finch and their gorgeous relationship that has such wonderfully subtle d/s undertones.

If you could rope old fandom friends into a new fandom, it would be.....

Dark Matter, Killjoys, and Person of Interest. I need more people to squee with and more people who ship my ships (DM: OnexTwoxThree; POI: FinchxReese; Killjoys: JohnxDutchxD'Avin). But seriously, DM and Killjoys are great space shows. And POI, I feel like my fellow McSheppers, Mulder/Krycek, and Harvey/Mike shippers would enjoy many things about Finch and Reese.

And Sense8 if you haven't watched it. I'm not in fandom per se, but everyone should watch the show. It's amazing.

What else is on your mind?

All the fics I have ideas for, but no time to write. How I'm upset about the Mulder/Scully split rumor for the XF revival. How I am pretty pissed at Marvel comics right now; I mean, Tony dating Mary Jane? NOPE. (Also, the eternal dark cloud that is my dissertation, hanging over my head.)
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MF Luder
11 September 2015 @ 01:24 pm
Um, anyone else use tinypic? I suddenly can't get the html for all my gifs. Like when I click on the gif in the album - as I always have done - it no longer gives me the various html codes. But when I uploaded something, once it was loaded, those codes were there. Then, going back through the album to the pic I had just uploaded, I couldn't access codes again. The gifs are loading fine. I just can't get a code to copypaste them anywhere else.

I've never had this issue. I can't find anything on google (at least not with the searches I've tried). I'm kind of freaking out that I don't have access to post my gifs? I don't want to have to reload a gif from my computer to use it each time. That was the whole point of albums on the site.
 
 
MF Luder
09 September 2015 @ 06:06 pm
I know I have a ship type. But I REALLY have a ship type. Netflix put Person of Interest up and I foolishly (because I have so much stuff to do) began the show. I've watched 16 episodes in 2 days. Oops. And of course, I'm obsessed with Reese/Finch. As usual, the brainy snarky guy and the brawns snarky guy. Hell, I had a dream about them last night (though at one point it was about me and Harold which is kind of funny because I never saw Michael Emerson as my type but Harold's heart, genius, and socially awkward ways have won me over apparently).

I am also in love with Carter, she's AMAZING.

I've also decided the show is an original anti-hero story. Reese and Finch together are Batman (with killing). Reese is very much a S1 Arrow character (as in, saving good people, killing the bad). And since the commentary on surveillance has actually been surprisingly light (although I suppose when that's the whole context of the show, the commentary is the existence of the show itself?), I find myself drawn to it for that anti-hero pseudo-comicbook aspect. And Reese's rare smiles and snark. And Harold's quirks.

Don't get me started on drugged!Harold calling Reese his best friend's name (Nathan). I wasn't crying, I just had an eyelash in my eye! And the baby episode? They're were both surprisingly good parents (or baby sitters, at least). The exchange over the grenades was particularly married, too. Reese wanting a baby and asking "will we ever have children"?? Why yes, Mr. Reese, you and Mr. Finch will have children because I NEED IT. Adopt like 5 little girls, please!! Aunt Carter can come visit every day.

So, as usual, who's also a fan of this show? Or friends of fans? I've started consuming fic already (even knowing I could spoil myself, though I already know some generic later plot points like Root and Shaw). The one thing I've noticed with AO3 fic (so far) is no one is able to get them in character. They're admittedly hard with their quirks and silences (I'm not sure I could ever write them well), but so far, my itch has not been scratched.

Of course, I'm not entirely sure what that itch is (aside from in-character fic, generally). I want them together romantically, but I also am fully in support of an asexual!Finch. Now, this is entirely possible of course, it's just whether such fics exist (and are good). Or perhaps Finch is more sapiosexual - or maybe even more precise, sapioromantic and asexual. Sigh. The eternal struggle of "I want this fic but I don't want to write it, I want to read it."

I also feel like John (Reese) and John (Sheppard) are cut from the same cloth. SGA being a family friendly, cheesy sci-fi just never quite let us see it. The Storm/The Eye being the exception. I also see both of them walking into rooms in all black with Johnny Cash playing in the background.lol
 
 
MF Luder
22 August 2015 @ 11:57 pm
Finally answering the fandom meme. Haha, oops! Silly life getting in the way.

lostandalone22 gave me Heroes

The most beautiful character: Physically, it's a toss up between the three main Petrellis(/Bennet). In the "cinnamon roll, too pure for this world" sense, Hiro.
The character I admire most: Hiro Nakamura
The character with a skill, ability, or knowledge that I wish I had: Peter Petrelli. Both his empathy and his ability to take everyone else's powers into his own repetoire.
The character I'm most attracted to: Nathan Petrelli
The character I would most want to hang out with and be the most fun BFFs with: Hiro
The character I would most trust with my secrets: It's been a while since I watched and I feel like Hiro may be the only one who truly kept a secret (beyond his slip up with "flying man!").
The character that I ship with the most other characters in the show/movie: Peter Petrelli
The character that had the most wasted potential in canon (the character that canon kind of screwed over): ALL OF THEM, TIM KRING, ALL OF THEM.
The character I love even though I don't like the actor, -or- a character I don't like even though I love the actor: Elle Bishop - KBell is great, but fuck I hated Elle.
If the show were to take one of the 'good guy' characters and reveal that she/he was secretly a bad guy all along, which character would I choose?: I mean, technically, this was Nathan Petrelli? (Which, fuck that, he's just complicated, okay?)
The character that seems most aware of his/her own faults or limits: Probably Noah Bennet, being about the only solid human.
The character that I like way better than I used to: I don't have one of these for this show. My first impressions pretty much stayed the same.

siberian_skys gave me Avengers

The most beautiful character: Pepper Potts, Peggy Carter
The character I admire most: Peggy Carter
The character with a skill, ability, or knowledge that I wish I had: Tony Stark
The character I'm most attracted to: Tony Stark
The character I would most want to hang out with and be the most fun BFFs with: Clint
The character I would most trust with my secrets: Natasha
The character that I ship with the most other characters in the show/movie: Hmm. I think they're all about the same? Each character has 2 or fewer people I ship them with, not all in Avengers itself (but in the larger 'verse).
The character that had the most wasted potential in canon (the character that canon kind of screwed over): Natasha and Clint...and Tony Stark (Dear MCU: check yourself on placing all the Hank Pym BS onto Tony. FU!)
The character I love even though I don't like the actor, -or- a character I don't like even though I love the actor: Loki - Tom is great but I have never been able to hop on the Loki fan train
If the show were to take one of the 'good guy' characters and reveal that she/he was secretly a bad guy all along, which character would I choose?: Maria Hill, if only because of comics and EMH.
The character that seems most aware of his/her own faults or limits: TONY STARK (ok, this maaay be colored by the comics; MCU, maybe Natasha)
The character that I like way better than I used to: Bruce grew on me; (platonic) Science Bros.
 
 
 
MF Luder
08 August 2015 @ 08:05 pm
Anyone know what happened to couchtuner? I don't know if the site went defunct or if my cable is blocking it. If it did go defunct, anyone know if it moved or another site like it? I still use vodly but it often doesn't load eps in a timely manner any more and links shut down super fast and no one reuploads.
 
 
MF Luder
16 July 2015 @ 10:49 pm
Grabbed from lostandalone22

Give me a fandom and I'll tell you:

The most beautiful character:
The character I admire most:
The character with a skill, ability, or knowledge that I wish I had:
The character I'm most attracted to:
The character I would most want to hang out with and be the most fun BFFs with:
The character I would most trust with my secrets:
The character that I ship with the most other characters in the show/movie:
The character that had the most wasted potential in canon (the character that canon kind of screwed over):
The character I love even though I don't like the actor, -or- a character I don't like even though I love the actor:
If the show were to take one of the 'good guy' characters and reveal that she/he was secretly a bad guy all along, which character would I choose?:
The character that seems most aware of his/her own faults or limits:
The character that I like way better than I used to:
 
 
MF Luder
14 July 2015 @ 11:55 am
Someone posted a brief rundown of the end credits scene of Ant-Man. Admittedly, I haven't seen it, I can't entirely place it in its context, but I am so fucking pissed. Scene description/dialogue and why I'm pissed below the cut.

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MF Luder
12 July 2015 @ 08:43 pm
A few things.

One, I am OBSESSED with Dark Matter on Syfy. It features a cast of 6 plus an android who wake up without their memories on a space ship, name themselves in the order they woke up, and who find out that 5 of the 6 of them are known and wanted criminals/mercenaries. I knew I would like it, being written by Joe Mallozzi (yes, I know many aren't a fan of his; yes, he has his issues, but he was involved heavily in some of my fav shows so). I've read the comic. (Pick it up!) But, I did not expect to dramatically fall in love with all the characters so fast. It's almost like Sense8 in that way. There are a few characters I don't know well yet (FOUR, FIVE), and I do have some favs. But the relationships between everyone are fabulous. SIX and FIVE in their mentor/mentee roles but she also brings something to him. ONE's awkward fumbling with TWO. TWO is my queen. My love for her and everything she brings to the team from leadership to compassion to realism is never ending. THREE and ONE and their antagonism because their worldviews are so different - ONE being compassionate and sweet if a tad naive, THREE being a bit of a Jayne type character, out for himself (seemingly), gruff, "realistic". Four is still a mystery, but his straight-faced sarcasm and mercenary nature (plus his great sword skills) make him fun. And then TWO and THREE who get on each other's nerves but who - like I hoped in ep 1! - now have a thing going on (though it may be short lived).

I'm holding out hope for either (or both!) ONE and TWO being bi (in canon, not just my head). I also liked ONE and SIX's interactions in the pilot so if SIX is gay, that seems fitting. To round out, maybe FOUR is asexual.

Point being, I am in love with everyone, may be developing another OT3 (One, Two, Three, ironically) because UNF, and I can't wait to see how all the mysteries unfold. I highly recommend everyone tune in. Based on how little Syfy is promoting is versus some of their shows, I am super nervous it won't get a second season, though its numbers seem okay so far. So, if you have a Nielson box and love me (you know you do!), please feel to tune in even if you don't watch. I mean, what else is on TV Friday nights in the summer?

As well, I am also really getting into Killjoys (Syfy, thank you for going back to actual sci fi!). I love that we are still getting to know the worlds, the politics, the character's backgrounds, and all their motivations, but that the three Killjoys work so well together 9even when they aren't). I also already have a baddirtywrong ot3 of the three of them. The only thing I don't want is a triangle ala Vampire Diaries. Dutch is flawless and kick ass. Her background, the glimpses we've gotten, are absolutely fascinating. I am getting some Dune vibes behind it.

Sadly, there's only 4 AO3 fics. I mean, I guess I can't say anything since I don't have time to devote to writing for it, but I am crushed. I need the old LJ comms back. Tumblr isn't giving me enough of gif sets, fics, icons, or friends for these new fandoms. Anyone here watching these shows?

I JUST LOVE THESE SHOWS, OKAY?
 
 
MF Luder
05 June 2015 @ 04:27 pm
Warning, this may be a XF plot spoiler.

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