Sep. 14th, 2015

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So what have you been up to? / Major life changes? Same old same old?

Pretty major. Moved to a new state (California), though I've lived in it before, so it was fascinating to *return* to communities that still wanted me.

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

I am such a one-fandom person, honestly, just as bad as I was 10 years ago with Stargate. I read in Sherlock BBC, and lightly lightly dabble in whatever catches my eye in Polyamorous Recs Tumbler Feed. You can see where I'm reading here: Minxy's Bookmarks at AOOO, I still bookmarks anything I would rec. If it's not on AO3, I'll note it in the Sherlock Recs, possibly in both places.

Where do you hang out online?

I read DW and LJ daily. I check Polyamorous Recs on tumblr, but nothing else regularly.

What are you reading?

I just read Naomi Novik's "Uprooted" and loved it. I'm super curious about the tropes I'm starting to notice in girl's coming of age stories, though. I mean, I love that we have them, but between the Blue Sword and Untamed and various other stories, I'm wondering why it's so important that they sleep with people. Why can't they stay virgins? I don't think it harms the stories at all, but in Untamed, there was a battle looming... it worked, but barely, you know? Or maybe you think it did or didn't work more absolutely than I did. I literally just read Springtime in Ihistan by abluestocking on Polyamorous Rec's rec, and it made me want to reread McKinley. Or maybe the Steerswoman's Books. Loved those.

What are you watching?

Hahaha, you are hilarious. The semester just started. It's a new job for me.

What are you making?

I am trying to make myself good food and keep enough stocked that my husband, bless him, doesn't eat it all before I can take it to work for lunch. Life was so much easier when I didn't have to feed boy stomachs. To be fair, he has recently stepped up his game an occasionally started making me dinner. He is perfectly capably of adulting, of course, he just forgot.

What are you squeeing about today?

Leaving work before dusk. I got home during the witching hour, but it was pretty early for a first year (again.)

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

I wish Sherlock wasn't in such fits and starts. I wish I could watch the Bladerunner movies, or Orphan Black, or the Avengers... I caught a PBS (Public Broadcasting System) miniseries about discovering the elements, which was nerdy and cheesy and I loved the whole thing. I loved the Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery series, but it also goes in fits and starts. Amazing sets and props and costumes, though; terrible stunts. I watched a bit of Bomb Girls on Katie M's recommend, but only finished a few episodes. Mostly I am trying to write a grant, so that's all my writing energy.

I should really watch/read/dive into _______ and then come talk to you about it!

What? Who? Actually, go check out the polyamorous recs feed, above, if this is about recommending something.

What else is on your mind?

Teaching? I don't think I'm doing badly yet, despite locking myself out of my office before class the other day. At other, whiter, universities, I had to invite invite invite underrepresented students to talk about research with me, and here the first students I have coming to see me are deaf, hispanic, Iranian decent, in a wheelchair. I love the difference in confidence.

Er, how are you guys? I feel like I stalk you all and never give back.

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