GB '16

Jul. 15th, 2016 04:39 am
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
Saw the new Ghostbusters film tonight.

Spoiler-free review: Wall-to-wall fanservice, mostly the good kind. Good characters, fun story, had noticeable pacing and/or editing problems in the third act (in particular, it felt like the main antagonist had had a scene removed). Hewed close to the story of the original, in similar ways SW Ep 7 did to SW Ep 4, for similar reasons. Not as good as GB1, but few things are. Better than GB2. Worth seeing in theaters; I didn't see it in 3D because migraines, so I can't speak to that. Strong 3/5.

Will do a spoilery discussion after the weekend.
omorka: (Baking Cookies)
I found a recipe for a quick chocolate pudding that is entirely cornstarch-based, no egg involved; you could replace the milk with almond milk and get a perfectly serviceable vegan dessert. It takes about ten minutes to make and is remarkably tasty; I don't miss the egg yolks at all.

I tried it tonight with brown sugar cooked with a little butter instead of white sugar and cocoa powder. The butterscotch flavor came out just fine, but without the cocoa to add a bit of bitterness and bulk it up a bit, it's too thin and too sweet - I do miss the egg on this version. Ah, well. It's still better than Jello instant, and almost as fast.

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So far, I have failed to find a Bakery AU for either the Ghostbusters (any version) or the Monkees. (Dammit, I have a thing for foursomes, don't I?) In fact, there are remarkably few Monkees AUs at all, which given the structure of the show is a little bit surprising. I am not sure whether I think this is a relief or a minor disappointment.

I guess this is my fault for liking pre-Internet shows, but the Teeming Hordes usually come up with at least one ridiculous thing when I go looking for it.
omorka: (Silent Girl)
Here we go for another year! Yay!

Cut for those not participating and not interested )
omorka: (Peter Possessed)
I forget whether it was Romeo or Juliet who made the comment about "my only love sprung from my only hate," but I now know what they were talking about: IDW will be publishing a Mars Attacks/Real Ghostbusters crossover in January.

I'm not sure if I can accurately describe how conflicted I am. On the one hand, I desperately want to support any return of RGB to the comics medium. On the other hand, I really, really, really despise Mars Attacks on every possible level.

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In other news, if you haven't heard the mashup in the music bar for this post, hit it up on YouTube. It's both funny and quite well-put-together. And just in time for Halloween!

Link Soup

Sep. 5th, 2012 10:21 pm
omorka: (Doc Shocked)
A few links that have crossed my screen that I thought were worth noting:

Some excellent crossover costuming from Dragon*Con: The Blues Busters. All I can think is "I looked at the trap, Elwood."

The Time Lords picking up their mail was kind of cool, too.

What the shit is Shinji doing? (h/t [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen for this one)

The Wrong Way To Have A Three-Way. Clearly none of the participants thought this through. Makes the usual poly drama look much more survivable, I must admit.

I thought I had another one around here somewhere, but I must have closed the window. Ah, well. I'll post it if I find it.

Link Soup

Sep. 5th, 2012 10:21 pm
omorka: (Doc Shocked)
A few links that have crossed my screen that I thought were worth noting:

Some excellent crossover costuming from Dragon*Con: The Blues Busters. All I can think is "I looked at the trap, Elwood."

The Time Lords picking up their mail was kind of cool, too.

What the shit is Shinji doing? (h/t [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen for this one)

The Wrong Way To Have A Three-Way. Clearly none of the participants thought this through. Makes the usual poly drama look much more survivable, I must admit.

I thought I had another one around here somewhere, but I must have closed the window. Ah, well. I'll post it if I find it.
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
(Side note: iJournal is working again, yay!)

Meme from [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen:
Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

She gave me:

Ghostbusters
Back to the Future
Writing
Jack Harkness
Dragons
Star Trek
Mythology


My responses Behind The Cut )

Let me know if you want to play!
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
(Side note: iJournal is working again, yay!)

Meme from [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen:
Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

She gave me:

Ghostbusters
Back to the Future
Writing
Jack Harkness
Dragons
Star Trek
Mythology


My responses Behind The Cut )

Let me know if you want to play!
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?


[livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen gave me Ghostbusters, Eureka, & Doctor Who.

What a long-strange trip it's been . . . )
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?


[livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen gave me Ghostbusters, Eureka, & Doctor Who.

What a long-strange trip it's been . . . )
omorka: (Winston Zeddemore (RGB))
I wrote two stories for Yuletide proper, and one for Yuletide Madness.

Reveal Behind The Cut )
omorka: (Winston Zeddemore (RGB))
I wrote two stories for Yuletide proper, and one for Yuletide Madness.

Reveal Behind The Cut )
omorka: (Aughra's Wheel)
I have just put a loaf pan full of batter into the toaster oven. Everybody pray that this does not end terribly badly.

And while I'm waiting to find out, here's a fandom meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] bearit:

1. Think of up to 20 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your audience guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.

Let's see if I can actually think of 20 ships I care strongly enough about to list. Warning: some of these may not be strict pairings - I do poly!ship.

Descriptions Behind The Cut )


Well, the pound cake is not a success - it rose high enough to hit the heating element and almost set off the smoke alarm. Ah, well. I think a half-recipe might work, but I'm not going to try it tonight.
omorka: (Aughra's Wheel)
I have just put a loaf pan full of batter into the toaster oven. Everybody pray that this does not end terribly badly.

And while I'm waiting to find out, here's a fandom meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] bearit:

1. Think of up to 20 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your audience guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.

Let's see if I can actually think of 20 ships I care strongly enough about to list. Warning: some of these may not be strict pairings - I do poly!ship.

Descriptions Behind The Cut )


Well, the pound cake is not a success - it rose high enough to hit the heating element and almost set off the smoke alarm. Ah, well. I think a half-recipe might work, but I'm not going to try it tonight.
omorka: (25 Years of Bustin')
This is the clip from this week's HIMYM with Ernie Hudson in it. For some reason (*glances significantly at icon*), this version's been flipped left to right, reversing the "For Sale" sign.

No idea how long the YouTube link will be live - hopefully long enough for folks to see it, as it really is cute.
omorka: (25 Years of Bustin')
This is the clip from this week's HIMYM with Ernie Hudson in it. For some reason (*glances significantly at icon*), this version's been flipped left to right, reversing the "For Sale" sign.

No idea how long the YouTube link will be live - hopefully long enough for folks to see it, as it really is cute.
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
*hoists glass*

A toast, on the event of his birthday, to Harold Ramis, writer, actor, director, and originator of one of my favorite fictional characters of all time. To many more healthy, happy years, and may the action figures wearing your face from nearly 30 years ago not creep you the heck out. ;-)

*crash*

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Also, the people who write How I Met Your Mother appear to be on a stealth crusade to make me watch the show. I accidentally caught part of it tonight from the TV in the restaurant we were eating at, and - yeah. Ernie Hudson hasn't aged a bit, has he?
omorka: (Egon & the Twinkie)
*hoists glass*

A toast, on the event of his birthday, to Harold Ramis, writer, actor, director, and originator of one of my favorite fictional characters of all time. To many more healthy, happy years, and may the action figures wearing your face from nearly 30 years ago not creep you the heck out. ;-)

*crash*

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Also, the people who write How I Met Your Mother appear to be on a stealth crusade to make me watch the show. I accidentally caught part of it tonight from the TV in the restaurant we were eating at, and - yeah. Ernie Hudson hasn't aged a bit, has he?
omorka: (XKCD Boom-De-Yada)
It's that time of year again, so here we go!

Rest of letter Behind The Cut )

Anyway, to sum up, thanks for taking on one of these, and above all, write something you enjoy writing!
omorka: (XKCD Boom-De-Yada)
It's that time of year again, so here we go!

Rest of letter Behind The Cut )

Anyway, to sum up, thanks for taking on one of these, and above all, write something you enjoy writing!

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