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Chapter Title: Charting New Territory
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (not Vol.2-compliant)
Wordcount: This part, 2414
Rating: General/Teen
Notes: I've been having a really hard time getting myself to write, so I'm just going to go ahead with posting this now that it's reached my minimum word count, and I can't guarantee for quality. The transitions may be a little difficult to understand. If there's an obvious error, though, I really hope you'll point it out to me, and if something doesn't seem to make sense I'm more than happy to clarify.

I can’t have a massacre on my hands while we’re trying to save people.Collapse )

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Mad-Eye: sleepy sleepy
The Glue of the World: Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

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Fanfiction:
Wrote two complete one-shots and a drabble but didn't finish the thing that would actually count toward my goals.

Reading:
Okay can I just be real a second, for just a millisecond, let down my guard and tell the people how I feel a second -- this month was a big fail in lots of ways and I cannot even believe how behind on reading I am. Reading books, man! This is supposed to be the easy one! Traveling for work usually throws me off on various projects but then I make up for it with all the reading I do on planes, but this time I guess I just...slept and watched movies?
And the book I'm in isn't even long or difficult (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad), although I'm less into it than I expected to be. I'm mostly done so I guess I'll try to do doubletime for June? (I'm traveling through most of the month. We'll see what that means.)
Only halfway done with Lord of Chaos, sixth book in Wheel of Time, too. Catching up on this one probably isn't feasible. I don't want to haul my hardcovers all over the world.

TV and games:
I'm done with all of the Legend of Korra that's currently available on Amazon Prime. I don't know why they don't have S4 yet, but I'm going to wait for it and mark this one finished in the meantime. That's what I did last year for Game of Thrones so at least I'm being consistent.

Art and crafting:
Freakin' Beanie dragons, I'm crossing your butts off at last.

Other:
Aiming to pick up where I left off on the meme on June 15th.
I may not have reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in depth but I also did a post for American Gods so, whatever.

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The Glue of the World: Raspberries - Go All the Way

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For a fandom so obscure I bet your MOM remembers it:



Yaaaaas, BEANIE BABIES! That there is Magic and Scorch. They'd been guarding my stairs but I took them upstairs to model for me and I think they've permanently moved to a new spot and their perch has been taken over by giraffes.

Known to breathe fire with lots of smoke...Collapse )

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Title: Growth Rings
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (includes spoilers for Vol. 2)
Wordcount: 5463
Summary: Groot is growing up, raising questions for Peter and memories for everyone.
Notes: I figured this was worth interrupting other writing projects since it was coming together so easily, but then I got most of the way done and it wasn't coming together anymore, but at that point I felt like I had to finish it and argh, what I'm trying to say here is I finished five minutes ago and I want to get rid of it so it's probably pretty rough in some parts. MOVING ON.

He can’t ride on my shoulder anymore. Can’t fit in all the places he used to.Collapse )

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Mad-Eye: lazy lazy
The Glue of the World: Massive Attack - Hymn of the Big Wheel

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I've been thinking about that scene where [Spoiler (click to open)]two protagonists massacre an entire ship of space pirates. Not going to try to justify it or anything, but something that happened earlier made me see it a little differently and I think that might have been intentional on the movie's part.

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Mad-Eye: thoughtful thoughtful

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Random thoughts. Spoilery through the episodes aired so far; not for the book.Collapse )

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All Places Are Alike to Me: Somewhere in America
Mad-Eye: okay okay
The Glue of the World: Hamilton - My Shot

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Chapter Title: Space, Time, and Money
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Wordcount: This part, 2482
Rating: General/Teen
Notes: Worldbuilding and actual sci-fi elements, HALP.

You can make a mass teleportation device that fits in our ship?Collapse )

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The Glue of the World: The Legend of Korra Book 3

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Title: There Ain't a Cloud in Sight
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Wordcount: 5488
Notes: Vol. 2 left me with so many feelings and a lot of those were devoted to Mantis. I'm utterly enraptured by the new girl and had to write something new for her, since my ongoing GotG fic can't acknowledge the new canon. If you have any feelings, please share them.

MAJOR SPOILERS FOR GOTG VOL. 2! WATCH IT BEFORE READING!

Have you ever seen the grass so green, or a bluer sky...Collapse )

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All Places Are Alike to Me: Do....ha!
Mad-Eye: chipper chipper
The Glue of the World: Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky

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This is a queued entry and does not reflect my current status. A new post will appear each day this month, but to preserve novelty, the categories that I used won’t be listed publicly beforehand. If you’d like to use my template, let me know and I’ll privately send you the complete list of categories so that you can rearrange and swap them out to suit yourself.

If you don’t want to bother with the entire meme but still want to play, it is highly encouraged to list some of your own favorites for today’s category in the comments.


Day Twelve: Comic Strips


I haven't checked any webcomics on a daily basis for quite some time, so my favorites are for the most part outdated. But that's better for you because it may give you a chance to discover a large backlog of something awesome you've never heard of. :)

Housekeeping: the note about this being a queued entry has been a lie for a few days now, and tomorrow I'm traveling all day and spending a week seven hours ahead of my usual time zone, so I think we can expect this project to more or less fall apart. WHY DO I EVEN MAKE GOALS.

I'll pick it up again when I can. Maybe work on it while I'm away and have the remainder ready to queue again.

12. Not Wild, Just CrazyCollapse )
11. Sluggy FreelanceCollapse )
10. Dresden CodakCollapse )
9. MacHallCollapse )
8. Ozy and MillieCollapse )
7. AvalonCollapse )
6. Hark! A VagrantCollapse )
5. Penny ArcadeCollapse )
4. The Far SideCollapse )
3. Calvin and HobbesCollapse )
2. XKCDCollapse )
1. AchewoodCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: busy busy

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This is a queued entry and does not reflect my current status. A new post will appear each day this month, but to preserve novelty, the categories that I used won’t be listed publicly beforehand. If you’d like to use my template, let me know and I’ll privately send you the complete list of categories so that you can rearrange and swap them out to suit yourself.

If you don’t want to bother with the entire meme but still want to play, it is highly encouraged to list some of your own favorites for today’s category in the comments.


Day Eleven: Animated Shows


Not hard to come up with cartoons I like but oh MAN did I fret over how to rank them. Consider it another many-way tie.

11. Axe CopCollapse )
10. Adventure TimeCollapse )
9. MonsterCollapse )
8. X-Men: EvolutionCollapse )
7. The Vision of EscaflowneCollapse )
6. FuturamaCollapse )
5. The ClangersCollapse )
4. GargoylesCollapse )
3. Avatar: the Last AirbenderCollapse )
2. My Little Pony: Friendship Is MagicCollapse )
1. Cowboy BebopCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: hungry hungry
The Glue of the World: Korn - Falling Away From Me

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This is a queued entry and does not reflect my current status. A new post will appear each day this month, but to preserve novelty, the categories that I used won’t be listed publicly beforehand. If you’d like to use my template, let me know and I’ll privately send you the complete list of categories so that you can rearrange and swap them out to suit yourself.

If you don’t want to bother with the entire meme but still want to play, it is highly encouraged to list some of your own favorites for today’s category in the comments.


Day Ten: Settings


Setting is something you usually only hear about in the context of a checklist for putting together a work of fiction, but my home base as both a writer and a fan is SFF, where setting can be practically everything. So I pay attention to it, and it wasn’t hard to come up with a pile of favorites.

Note that I say practically everything, and that it can be. Sometimes the awesome setting can’t make up for the wooden characters or dumb plot, and I’m not standing by the entire work for any of the below. But I’d probably jump at the chance to live in its world, or at least take a lengthy visit.

10. ValdemarCollapse )
9. The Island of Misfit ToysCollapse )
8. DeadlandsCollapse )
7. EquestriaCollapse )
6. Riley's MindCollapse )
5. The ShireCollapse )
4. PandoraCollapse )
3. The Four NationsCollapse )
2. RandlandCollapse )
1. Lyra's OxfordCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: curious curious
The Glue of the World: Alanis Morrisette - All I Really Want

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If you don’t want to bother with the entire meme but still want to play, it is highly encouraged to list some of your own favorites for today’s category in the comments.


Day Nine: Musicals


When I was a kid I used to think stage plays where people burst into song were so stupid. Now I just wish people burst into song in real life, but the next best thing follows.

9. GreaseCollapse )
8. Commentary: the MusicalCollapse )
7. Jesus Christ SuperstarCollapse )
6. Once More with FeelingCollapse )
5. Jekyll and HydeCollapse )
4. RENTCollapse )
3. Hamilton: an American MusicalCollapse )
2. Les MisérablesCollapse )
1. The Lion KingCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: nostalgic nostalgic
The Glue of the World: Moulin Rouge - Lady Marmalade

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Chapter Title: Surrender, Surrender
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Wordcount: This part, 2470
Rating: General/Teen
Notes: Too far in to incorporate any elements from the new movie but it does help one with inspiration!

And then we’re gonna shoot ‘em in the face.Collapse )

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The Glue of the World: MST3K The Return

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If you don’t want to bother with the entire meme but still want to play, it is highly encouraged to list some of your own favorites for today’s category in the comments.


Day Eight: Poets


Poetry isn't everyone's thing but I picked out a few short segments from each one so you can browse and maybe find something you want to read more of. I still read a new one every night. Still on the same collection as I was last time I mentioned it, but now in the "Complaint" category.

8. Jaroslav SeifertCollapse )
7. Philip LarkinCollapse )
6. T.S. EliotCollapse )
5. Billy CollinsCollapse )
4. e.e. cummingsCollapse )
3. RumiCollapse )
2. Edgar Allen PoeCollapse )
1. Robert FrostCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: contemplative contemplative

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This is a queued entry and does not reflect my current status. A new post will appear each day this month, but to preserve novelty, the categories that I used won’t be listed publicly beforehand. If you’d like to use my template, let me know and I’ll privately send you the complete list of categories so that you can rearrange and swap them out to suit yourself.

If you don’t want to bother with the entire meme but still want to play, it is highly encouraged to list some of your own favorites for today’s category in the comments.


Day Seven: Visual Artists


I'm slightly embarrassed to say I don't really know much about art. Collecting seven of them kept turning into a dilemma of "I can't put pop art on the same list as a Great Master! I need more pop artists! Or more Great Masters!" More variety in media also would have helped. But, given my own limits, I had to scrape together what I had and put them on one list. To salve my conscience I arranged them by relative age and authority instead of personal favoritism. Here's my end result.

7. Fiona StaplesCollapse )
6. Melody PeñaCollapse )
5. BanksyCollapse )
4. Hayao MiyazakiCollapse )
3. Salvador DaliCollapse )
2. Vincent Van GoghCollapse )
1. Peter Paul RubensCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: artistic artistic
The Glue of the World: 10cc - I'm Not in Love

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If you don’t want to bother with the entire meme but still want to play, it is highly encouraged to list some of your own favorites for today’s category in the comments.


Day Six: Video Games


I'm not a hardcore gamer but there are times there's nothing like wasting a few hours making some meaningless progress on a brilliant work of mixed media. Six seemed like just the right number of them to single out.

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5. KatamariCollapse )
4. PortalCollapse )
3. Pokémon GOCollapse )
2. World of WarcraftCollapse )
1. Final Fantasy VIIICollapse )

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The Glue of the World: Glen Campbell - Southern Nights

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Why hello, here is an entirely unorganized list of things I liked or noticed in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.

Spoilers.Collapse )

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Mad-Eye: content content

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This is a queued entry and does not reflect my current status. A new post will appear each day this month, but to preserve novelty, the categories that I used won’t be listed publicly beforehand. If you’d like to use my template, let me know and I’ll privately send you the complete list of categories so that you can rearrange and swap them out to suit yourself.

If you don’t want to bother with the entire meme but still want to play, it is highly encouraged to list some of your own favorites for today’s category in the comments.


Day Five: Animal Characters


The competition was fierce for this category, because if I’m honest, the animal companion in any given story is probably going to be my favorite character. But I ruled out the ones that had human or near-human intelligence (even if the writer didn’t intend it that way), and tried to look for distinctive traits beyond being cute and “I wish I had one of those!”

5. PabuCollapse )
4. AmpersandCollapse )
3. OyCollapse )
2. DarwinCollapse )
1. JoannaCollapse )

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The Glue of the World: Avril Lavigne - Complicated

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After tonight I don't know when I'll have time for a full reaction post so I thought I'd do a predictions post instead. Feel free to put spoilers in the comments AFTER 8PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME. If you don't look at the clock before you post spoilers I'm gonna put a huge turd in your bed. If you haven't seen the movie and you read the comments after 8pm Eastern Standard Time, it's your own fault.

Oh yeah, and the movie I'm talking about is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Obviously.

Sure, you can't spoil what you haven't seen, but I'm basing some of these off of promotional material that you might not have known about.Collapse )

It's also Star Wars Day, and coincidentally my best meme entry, in which I ramble about how I love space opera and other genres, just posted.

*confetti*

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Mad-Eye: giddy giddy
The Glue of the World: nothing but Awesome Mix all day, dude

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If you don’t want to bother with the entire meme but still want to play, it is highly encouraged to list some of your own favorites for today’s category in the comments.


Day Four: Genres


It used to be that sci-fi and fantasy were considered a single genre by most, and even if they were properly and respectfully considered as two, it still wouldn't have made much sense for me to have this as a category. Spoiler alert: all of theme are fantasy or sci-fi subgenres, since that pretty much covers everything I like and nowadays we have so many to choose from.

4. FurryCollapse )
3. SuperheroCollapse )
2. Space OperaCollapse )
1. High FantasyCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: content content
The Glue of the World: The Verve Pipe - The Freshmen

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