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23 November 2011 @ 03:15 pm
Turkeys Tried to Break My Heart...  
Last week, Christopher and I watched My Life As A Turkey on our local PBS station. It was fascinating, though very sad near the end. Thanks a lot, PBS! And if you want to experience the whole thing first-hand, it's available in live-streaming here.

In happy news, two Fall Fandom Free-For-All stories were written for me:
  • Sherlock Holmes Movie: Just One Time (Holmes/Watson, PG-13) by alexcat, for the prompt, Holmes is always infernally dissatisfied with the women John courts, and John finally loses his temper about it.

  • Iron Man Movie: Indifferent Object Meets Distracted Force (Tony/Rhodey, PG) by misura for the prompt, First-time drunk-sex in the party jet.

  • I was starting to think I'd be storyless, and then both of these lovely ladies came through! Slashy goodness in both, and great work with the characters' voices. Whoo-hoo!

    I also finished reading Joe Hill's Horns on Monday. maerhys recommended that book, after we got to discussing Hill's earlier Heart-Shaped Box. I'm not really a horror fan, but I loved both of these stories. Heart-Shaped Box seemed more of a spooky, supernaturally-tinged mystery than a horror book, and Horns was a supernaturally-tinged drama with a great narrative structure. Hill has real creative talents, and the direction he takes "Horns" in is unusual and very brave. Wow.

    So, tomorrow then: Charcoal-roasted turkey, green beans with vinaigrette, low-sugar cranberry sauce, and cornbread. Plus football and probably a movie on TV, and some relaxation time. \o/ Hope everyone else who celebrates Thanksgiving enjoys theirs too!

     
     
     
    selcazare on November 23rd, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
    I am so excited that you read Horns and liked it! I actually went back to listen to the audiobook after out chat. I really hope Hill gets a new book out in 2012 because I need something more than his comic book endeavor.

    I've heard great things about that doc! I think I'll give it a once over. Thanks!
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 23rd, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
    It was just fantastic, and SO unexpected. I mean really, how do you anticipate that an author's going to go THERE with a story? :0

    Even more interesting was when we got to Ig's friend's testimony, and discovered that the guy thinks Ig is a mastermind of social manipulation (because the idea of people actually being nice to the core is utterly foreign to him). I'm being vague for anti-spoiler reasons, but you probably get the drift.

    I'm so glad you recommended that book. :D

    The Turkey documentary was really, really interesting. Some of the things that animals "know" in an inherited hivemind sense is really startling. And there a lot of very cute moments there as well. :)
    mercurybard on November 24th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
    If you like Joe Hill, have you taken a look at his comic Locke and Key. It's actually the best one I'm reading right now. FOX had a pilot made with Miranda Otto and Nick Stahl but then didn't pick it up.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Bookshalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
    I haven't, actually. I'm not much of a comics person. But I understand they've come a long way from the stuff of my youth!

    This is a good recommendation-- thanks!