Even if, not that this has not been encountered before, weird WiFi problems.
But, anyway, arrived this morning and the balance is all pretty much on the positive side.
Okay, steam room temporarily out of commission but had an excellent sauna.
Wonderful walk - although it was raining when I arrived it fined up by walk-time.
Good Pilates class.
Lovely seaweed wrap and float.
Delish healthy food.
No Saturday rolls as I was working.
Today's lunch: seabass fillets marinated in whisky, maple syrup and avocado oil and smoked over bourbon-soaked oak chips, served with baby new potatoes roasted in goose-fat and okra and romano peppers roasted in pumpkin seed oil and splashed with pomegranate molasses.
This week's bread: I have a somewhat annoying book of bread recipes - it's all wholemeal all the time, and far too much yeast in every recipe (possibly to counteract the inevitable heaviness) but some of the ideas are not at all bad with some adaptation, and I made the Pumpkin Seed and Sultana Loaf, half and half strong white and wholemeal flours. Nice.
Have just been re-reading The Three Hostages - I was just so tired yesterday evening after a week of not sleeping very well + working Saturday, and partway through a re-read of a Pamela Frankau I've never liked very much to see if it had improved with time which was still not grabbing me (the protag needs a very large fish across the chops, if you ask me) - so it was hello, comfort reading.
And it occurred to me as it never has before that that whole last section with Hannay up a mountain and in a deer forest while a vengeful Medina pursues him -
- (and having not told anybody what's going on) -
- follows on from the main plot denouement where an awful lot of the heavy lifting was being, or had been, done by Mary and Sandy.
While they couldn't have done it without him on the inside, that really involved a lot of pretending to be the s in a d/s relationship with Medina.
Do we think he had Something To Prove?
Set right around now in Summer 2014, at Dawn's grad student house somewhere in North London (maybe Camden?). Following a rough sketch of some of my other post-Chosen universes, but it's really not worth worrying about that. PG; 3.5K words; you know the drill. Let me know what you think!
ETA: Ooh, though I did forget to say that of course the fanon that Giles is a Chelsea fan has been shamelessly borrowed from paratti, ljs and Magpie (whose LJ name I've never known); whichever one of you came up with it back in the day for some excellent Giles-Spike banter. He's got to support somebody!
Whether there will be more winters.
seu pluris hiemes seu tribuit Iuppiter ultimam ... carpe diem - Horace Odes I 11
It's Summer, 2014. Buffy and Spike broke up a few years ago; now they're most likely getting back together.
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Due to all the interest (and their server crashing), Big Finish is changing their 15 Days to 15 Offers, which each offer available for several days.
Make Mine Marvel:
Steve Rogers meta. Only connect, as Forster put it. And speaking of Steve, as you you can see in this bit from the Comic Con panel where the Avengers actors show up, Chris Evans got the most applause, which no one would have predicted a few years back. Methinks it was Cap 2 which made the difference.
Once Upon A Time:
Another SDCC goodie for those of us far, far away: The REAL reason why the writers decided to do that storyline in s4 which the s3 tag scene revealed. Read: a hilarious sketch in which the OuaT writing staff pokes fun at themselves. Complete with Jane Espenson's pizza fandom (known to the world since the audio commentary for Conversations with Dead People from BTVS was on dvd) and a cameo from a Dharma telephone from Lost. (The fact that some Lost alumni ended up in OuaT, others in Bates Motel and yet others in New Zealand doing Tolkien-Jackson stuff tells you all about what kind of a show Lost was. :)
The Best is Yet to Come
During is quest for the soul, Spike is introduced to the First Evil... It actually saves his life?
PG-13; ~850 words; generally angsty and stuff.
I haven't had anything else to post about that isn't sad, so I haven't been, but I've been annoyed about my lack of fic for ages, so I'm glad to have some! There should actually be some more tonight, because I am really that bored of my characters sitting around doing nothing, and I'm not sure there's any way at all that I can wank it for fag ends, so I'll be posting here! Don't get confused and think it's this one again. :D
It is very hot.