Dear Livejournal:


I refuse to change browsers to get the same functionality I had yesterday. What is the point of having beta-tests if you don't deal with something this big before it even goes live?

This is a PROBLEM. Just about everything you've done with the new comment pages is a problem, because you are removing functionality and seriously, what the hell were you thinking?

One very annoyed writer,
[ profile] beckyh2112
Title: You're Always Fixing the Planes
Series: G1 cartoon
Characters: Slingshot/First Aid, Ratchet, a handful of others
Rating: G
Word Count: 3200+
Summary: In the ground crew, you're always fixing the planes. Six first times between Slingshot and First Aid.
Author's Notes: This was begun for [ profile] tf_rare_pairing's November Five Firsts challenge. Didn't finish on time, but I kept the structure.

Many thanks to Luna for beta-reading.

Link to the fic on AO3.
beckyh2112: (TFG1: Kill Them All)
( Dec. 16th, 2011 01:14 pm)
Did Not Finish

This book has:
- a Decepticon double-agent on board the Ark
- a visit to Velocitron spoilers )
- a visit to Junk
- I'm told there are pirates later on

Despite all of this, I was near bored to tears by the book because I didn't care about any of the characters.
Originally posted by [ profile] anatsuno at Livejournal to do away with subject line in comments
Originally posted by [ profile] heeroluva at Livejournal to do away with subject line in comments
FYI I did not translate this (found it on an anon comm), but I ran the original through Google translate and it's correct.

Read more... )
That is totally not what I'd call it, by the way.

I was whining at Pepper about the lack of certain scenes in G1 that would make vidding easier. She patted me on the back. "And here we are without an animation studio."

"If I had an animation studio. I would be doing Spinister/Needlenose make-outs. And Nightbeat. Solving mysteries and making out with dames."

The way I'm visualizing this, Nightbeat is our hero and main character. Muzzle is a secondary character, since he's also Nightbeat's head under most circumstances. Red Alert might guest-star. Pee-Dee would guest-star at least once. Elita One and her ladies would guest-star at least once. Firestar maybe more than once.

Spinister and Needlenose are the local Decepticon cops. They are, as it were, the Man. They mostly police Decepticons, but they're not averse to putting nosy noir detectives in the morgue. Very rarely, like in season finales or two-parters, they might have to work with Nightbeat.

But most of the time, you've got Nightbeat solving cases and trying to avoid the two Mayhems. You've got Spinister terrifying the local Decepticons. You've got Needlenose being fabulous. You've got the Nebulans trying not to be involved when their robots want to do things like make-out.

This is difficult for Muzzle, but if I can't have headless make-outs, what is the point of having a Headmaster for the hero?
Every single person who died in that movie died because of Nick.

You may not remember Nick. He's the wildlife photographer Hammond hired to go with Ian's team. We later find out he's an eco-terrorist, too.

During the course of the movie, he:
- releases all of Team Bad's captured dinosaurs, causing a stampede that destroys Team Bad's communications equipment,
- takes an injured t-rex baby back to his base camp, which brings the adult t-rexes along to kill one of Ian's team and destroy all of their equipment, and
- unloads Roland's gun, which means Roland can't shoot the t-rex when it's wandering through the panicking camp.

As a side effect of getting all that equipment destroyed, everyone has to band together and march into the velociraptor territory at the center of the island because there's communications equipment in the old Ingen labs there.

As a side effect of unloading Roland's gun, when Roland reloads it, he uses tranqs. So when he does shoot the t-rex, it remains alive and can be taken to San Diego.

Nick did NOT deserve to survive this movie.
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- Captain America, Thor, Dark of the Moon, and Young Justice DVDs
- books! :D
- hanging out with my people (this is so not going to happen, as most of them live out-of-state)
- the Saints in the Superbowl

The cover says this book is a companion to Graceling, but you can read it without having read Graceling. From what I can tell, having not read Graceling, the two books take place in the same world but only very lightly touch on each other.

The titular character of Fire is a human monster, the last of them in the Dells. Monsters have the physical forms of normal animals, but have very unusual colors - there's a sky-blue rabbit monster mentioned in the book, for instance. Fire herself has amazingly red hair that resembles a fire.

Monsters crave human flesh and, especially, the flesh of other monsters. They stun people with their beauty, then get inside your head and make you passive while they kill you. From what we see with the human monsters, it's a form of psionics. Fire, and her father Cansrel, are both very powerful coercive psionics. They literally cannot turn off the basic effects shared by all monsters, but, being human, they can and have learned more things to do with their abilities than the animals monsters have. (I suspect the smarter animal monsters could also learn a few of the things Fire and Cansrel can do.)

There's this amazing running counterpoint in this book between Fire and Cansrel. The attraction the human monsters naturally generate has had vastly different effects on Fire than it has on her father. People react to a woman with those powers far differently than they do to a man.

I like how soft and relaxed the romance in this book is. It's not the focus of the plot. It's not even a focus of the subplot. It's just there, running under various other things. She falls in love with him, he falls in love with her, they don't make a big deal about it. There's more important things going on.

Specifically, they are trying to strengthen the position of the King of the Dells. Cansrel was the adviser of the previous king, and he pretty much dominated the man and drove the kingdom into the ground with his appetites and temper. So now Fire is struggling to use her powers for good, help the current king and prince deal with various uprisings, and live at court after a lifetime of living in isolation in the mountains.

Such an awesome book. Very enjoyable.
- My Little Pony: A Real American Stallion

- BattleNASCAR Galactica: [Luna]: "In a stunning twist, it turns out Dale Earnhardt, Jr., has been replaced with a Cylon duplicate."

- Maximum Security Hospital - [Luna]: a hospital and prison in one, where you have hot doctors making out with hot cops all the time.

- Law and Order: CSI - "In the criminal justice system, the smallest details of a crime scene can solve a case. In New York City, each crime scene is investigated by the Crime Scene Investigations unit. These are their stories."

- Battle Politicians: Anime. [Luna]: The heroes go to a politician who believes them, is actually helpful, and then grabs a shotgun to go hunt bad guys... and then we get ridiculous SSJ senators in S2. :v

"Oh no, his Blade of Gerrymandering is unbeatable! Our only hope is to counter with a filibuster!"

- Darth Harry: Movie. Star Wars spin-off.

[Luna]: World does not need a maverick Sith Lord cop.

- David Kaye Live: [DE] Talk show with David Kaye using his BW Megatron voice. He interviews political figures. Possibly he mocks them, too.

[Sam]: "And what are your views on tax reform, yeeeess?"
beckyh2112: (Default)
( Dec. 6th, 2011 05:37 pm)
Room reserved for Botcon! VICTORY!
beckyh2112: (Default)
( Dec. 5th, 2011 05:23 pm)
Dallas, TX, April 26-29! That is in reasonable driving distance, and looks to be a week after my birthday! :D

Anybody I can split a room with?
Proof that Transformers: Deadzone is taking over my head.


1. "Bad Reputation", Joan Jett
2. "You're So Vain", Carly Simon
3. "Running Wild", Judas Priest
4. "Speed Parade", Slash's Snakepit
5. "I Fought the Law", Sex Pistols
6. "Wheels of Fire", Judas Priest
7. "Battle Without Honour or Humanity", Tomoyasu Hotei
beckyh2112: (Handful of Quails)
( Nov. 28th, 2011 10:25 pm)
[ profile] magick4terri is a fundraising auction to help support Terri Windling, who is going through a very rough time with her family right now. There are some very very cool things up for auction. Please help out if you can.

[ profile] fandom_stocking is taking requests for this year!
Title: Our Shadowy Pattern
Series: IDW Transformers
Characters: Megatron/Impactor
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2100+
Summary: It's friendship at first word. But it's the poetry that undoes him.
Author's Notes: Written for the [ profile] tf_rare_pairing prompt 'Megatron/Impactor, i want to paint a love poem all over the sheets and you'.

Our Shadowy Pattern )
beckyh2112: (Red)
( Nov. 26th, 2011 01:02 am)
The Tenth Kiss

Kisses that stir my soul have no categories.
I love the wet kissing of your wet lips
but the friction of your dry little mouthing makes
smoke in my very bones, a fluid fire.
To press my lips on fluttering eyes is sweet
revenge for the torment of those butterfly kisses.
I love to lie all over you, to kiss it
all, cheeks and shoulders and neck and snowy
valleys and leave my signatures in the snow,
blue on the white dazzle of hills and valleys,
or suck with moaning mouth the tremulous tongue
that licks my own, our souls diffusing into
the strangeness of each other's flesh, soul-kissing
while love lies limp and dying of ecstasy.
Short or long or tense or loose these kisses
take me, my love, whether I'm the giver or you;
but don't let yours simply echo mine, let's play
variations for diverse instruments
and the first who fails to vary the melody
agree with shamestruck eyes to give the winner
a solo performance of all the lyrical kisses
that have come before. With all the variations.

-- Joannes Secundus, translated from the Latin
beckyh2112: (LotR: Men Are Weak)
( Nov. 22nd, 2011 08:04 pm)
[Bex]: Meanwhile, Shockblast looks like Shockwave, sounds like Depth Charge, and is a complete psychopath.
[Kep]: that's the TF hotness trifecta there!

There's a lot of Transformers stuff under here )


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