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~all around me darkness gathers~ ~fading is the sun that shone~ ~we must speak of other matters~ ~you can be me when i'm gone~ ((All of this has happened before)) ((All of this has happened before))
God bless the rain, and the rainclouds that bring it. God bless the music, and the voices that sing it. God bless the ones who sing everything wrong. God bless all creatures who do not belong.
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Chapter Title: Let's Stick to What We're Good At
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Netflix MCU mashup
Wordcount: This part, 2468
Rating: Teen I guess.
Summary: Exposition and bonding.

You know I wouldn’t lie to you about this.Collapse )

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Mad-Eye: awake awake
The Glue of the World: The Good Place

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Chapter Title: No Safer Place to Be
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Netflix MCU mashup
Wordcount: This part, 3757
Rating: Teen for language and canon-typical violence
Summary: The thing about Karen being missing? It wasn't a false alarm.

It's extra long. There was nowhere to cut it. But things are getting Kastley, and this is it for now.

Mr. Castle, I’m sure you can understand why your sudden appearance here is surprising, not to mention unnerving.Collapse )

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Mad-Eye: tired tired
The Glue of the World: Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved

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Chapter Title: Got Your Guy
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Netflix MCU mashup
Wordcount: This part, 2324
Rating: Teen for language and canon-typical violence
Summary: Jessica has a success, Frank not so much.

Yep, I'm still writing this. In fact, gonna do two chapters in a row.

Don’t let anything happen to that damn dog. She wants it. She’ll be back for it.Collapse )

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Mad-Eye: busy busy
The Glue of the World: Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl

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Title: Rocket Being Loved by Five (and Rocket Loving One)
Author: Kairos
Wordcount: 2155
Rating: General
Characters: Rocket and the team, no pairings.
Notes: I kind of intended to forget about this as soon as I wrote it, but I guess I still like archiving everything here. This one's short and fluffy and was written for a prompt that sounds mostly like the title but not entirely.

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Mad-Eye: restless restless

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There's a lot of backstory to this post, some of which you might already know. You might have even wondered "Why hasn't Kairos, the biggest GotG fan ever, been posting about this?" The answer is that I've mostly moved over to Tumblr for GotG stuff, and obviously that I haven't really been posting to LJ about anything, even though I always mean to.

The backstory in question, if you don't know, is that James Gunn was fired from directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 because of some offensive tweets that he made years ago. Fans are angry, the cast stood up to defend him, but Disney won't budge and Gunn himself vanished from social media after his initial apology. There's been a lot of misinformation floating around about this, so if you've only heard bits and pieces and you're not sure who's in the right, I'd be happy to dig up some sources for you. For the purposes of the tale below, though, all that needs to be said about my own views is that I desperately want him back; as far as I'm concerned he's the heart and soul of my favorite movies.

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Mad-Eye: accomplished accomplished
The Glue of the World: Brooklyn-99

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Original fiction:

I've been working on my NaNoWriMo romance novel. Not much to say about it except that that has been happening.

Art and crafting:
Haha I only put watercolors on my list for traditional painting media but I finished an enormous pastel and I'm halfway done with another one so yay me?
No luck doing anything digital lately. My tablet is fine but my Mac is in the shop.

Reading:
Finished Anna Karenina and The Invisible Man and a book called Fangirl that a friend gave me because I divulged my secret in real life and she was interested. That's my third book this year by a new author, so I finally finished a resolution.
Kinda been without poetry, but I did start on a collection by my Least Favorite Honored American Poet (Walt Whitman) before misplacing it, and finished this little book.
Currently reading Moby Dick and this book about avian intelligence. The latter was a birthday gift, the former a Kindle classic I've been looking forward to for a while, and it does not disappoint. But you know how sometimes the most exposure you have to a certain classic is through a spoof? This song has been stuck in my head nonstop.

TV and games:
I jinxed it when I said Simon was still into Lost so far. I asked him if I could go on without him, and he said yes, and I watched the next episode by myself but there were two shocking deaths at the end of it and I decided it was worth it to wait for him to feel like it again.
I haven't really felt much like a Buffy marathon and I think my DVDs are buried in storage anyway. The only thing I've been watching by myself is Brooklyn-99. Except whoa wait, I do have a huge backlog of watched shows, since I haven't posted about TV in ages. Oh well. B-99 is good, I like it.

Other:
Writing for CBR basically takes care of my "blogging about media" item; yay loopholes.


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Mad-Eye: guilty guilty
The Glue of the World: Pater Noster

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Um, hi? I've been so busy with the move (and there were/are computer issues mixed in) that I even skipped my checklist for May, but I'm ready to start returning to LJ now. 


Naturally I was also too busy for a lot of my goals. Here's just a general sort of where I'm at.


Original fiction:
I've actually made some progress in "Retronym". Starting to feel like it might be a goal I actually achieve this year.
The other writing goals on my list, not so much. I put down Camp NaNoWriMo rather than NaNoWriMo because I thought the month of July would be when I had some time to spare this year, but it's looking like that is very much not the case, so I'm switching back to November for the goal.
No recent work on the comics or last year's November novel, but I'm not at all giving up on them. Tell you a secret: I landed a freelance job writing for a website, and it's nothing special but it's the first time I'm being paid for writing and I want to take it seriously. Even if that means neglecting my original work for a while. 


Art and crafting:
Hey, I finished coloring another sketch! And it's a sketch from like a million years ago that I still happened to have a scan of on my hard drive. Here's the WIP and the completed piece.


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Mad-Eye: busy busy
The Glue of the World: Only Fools and Horses in the next room

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Chapter Title: But the Fighter Still Remains
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Netflix MCU mashup
Wordcount: This part, 2417
Rating: Teen for language and canon-typical violence
Summary: It was supposed to be an ordinary day, but no, she has to save another life.

So, it's been a couple months and I really didn't intend that at all. Even the anticipation stage for Infinity War turned out to be a major distraction from everything else, but I'm not giving up on Kastle; just left them on the back burner for a bit.

Very sorry if anyone's still interested in this story and I left you hanging! I'll try to be better.

And let’s be honest, she’s not exactly the prettiest. If nobody wants her, well. Better if we just give her a chance, right?Collapse )

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Mad-Eye: stressed stressed
The Glue of the World: Carnival - Mira

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Guardians, Thor, Defenders.Collapse )

Separate cut to account for Infinity War references, although not direct spoilers.Collapse )

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All Places Are Alike to Me: Soul Stone
Mad-Eye: creative creative
The Glue of the World: OMWF - Standing

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Spoilers abound, stop reading if you haven’t seen it, don't make me responsible for this.Collapse )

HAHAHA I swear I didn't pick the song playing right now, it was random!

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The Glue of the World: Queen - Another One Bites the Dust

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Art and crafting:
Finished another of the MCU crossover comics and I've got a couple different old sketches I'm coloring digitally. Time for another LJ art post soon, I think.

Reading:
Finished 12 Rules for Life, and that's an author I've never read before, so, one checked off there.
Also finished Crossroads of Twilight. I can't find Knife of Dreams, guess it's already packed, so the WoT reread will pick up again at some indeterminate time.

TV and games:
Did a review of "The Dark Age."
Okay, so I managed to get my husband into Lost, almost accidentally. Isn't that great? But it also means I had to wait for him to go back and watch the ones he had missed, and now I have to wait for him to watch any more, so this is going to be slow going.
Played a bit further in FFIX but I think I'm done for a while. The PS2 isn't worth moving and replacing it isn't going to be a priority once we settle in.

Other:
I don't think I listed it last time but I'm done making all the fanmixes I want to for a while. (Minor regret: I made a GotG mix last year but never put it up on 8tracks, and now I don't have solid evidence that I predicted the song that was playing when the Guardians showed up in Infinity War. I am that cool.)
Enough various posts to count for the "one meta a month" resolution, I think.

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The Glue of the World: Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

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Title: Meanwhile on the Street
Author: Kairos
Wordcount: 1180
Characters: MCU Netflix ensemble
Summary: What happens to everyone else? The ones who didn't know anything except what they saw on the news?
Notes: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! I have no idea if the Netflix series will address the end of Infinity War at all or if they've just given up on keeping continuity with the movies, but this is my take on [the end]the snap through the perspectives of the five main characters.

Also, more of the big sad.

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Mad-Eye: melancholy melancholy
The Glue of the World: R.E.M. - Try Not to Breathe

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Title: Axe Handle
Author: Kairos
Wordcount: 342
Fandom: MCU
Characters: Rocket and Thor
Notes: Big, huge, giant spoilers. Also the big sad.

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Mad-Eye: hopeful hopeful
The Glue of the World: Natalie Merchant - Life Is Sweet

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If you have to ask what movie, you have no business here.

Under the cut, and comments on this post, are NOT a spoiler-free zone.

Musings on Tony's arc.Collapse )

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The Glue of the World: The Spinners - The Rubberband Man

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Title: Wedding at Sea
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Avengers/Infinity War/GotG/Iron Man/hell pretty much everything
Wordcount: 3074
Pairing: Tony/Pepper, Peter/Gamora
Summary: Tony and Pepper have some loose ends to tie up (in a knot) before all hell breaks loose. Assistance comes from an unlikely and frankly dubious source, but don't worry, he's got tunes.

What can I say, I got tired of waiting for Infinity War and I anticipate we're going to need a lot of fix-its so I got a head start. NO SPOILERS. I'm not seeing it until Friday morning.

And if you’re wondering why they’re on this ship
Or other plot-based facts
Just repeat to yourself, “It’s just a fic
I should really just relax.”


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Mad-Eye: hyper hyper
The Glue of the World: Oasis - Wonderwall

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It's high time for a Giles episode, and here one comes. In fact, here comes the most attention his backstory will get, as far as I remember.

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The Glue of the World: Tom Waits - I'll Be Gone

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Of course this does not take into account the relative likelihood of anyone's survival. I know lots of my favs are safe.

I want to see your list!

Thanos
Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
Iron Man/Tony Stark
Captain America/Steve Rogers
Loki
Maria Hill
Wong
Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Taneleer Tivan/The Collector
Okoye
M’Baku
Nebula
James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine
Thor
Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Sam Wilson/Falcon
Vision
Stephen Strange
Drax the Destroyer
Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
T’Challa/Black Panther
Shuri
Gamora
Peter Quill/Star-Lord
Groot
Mantis
Rocket Raccoon

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The Glue of the World: The Cranberries - Zombie

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I can never resist these. Give me a show/movie/fandom, and I'll tell you:

my favorite female character
my favorite male character
my favorite book/season/etc.
my favorite episode/issue
my favorite cast member
my favorite ship
a character I’d die defending
a character I just can’t sympathize with
a character I grew to love
my anti otp

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The Glue of the World: Blondie - One Way or Another

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I finally (finally!) saw The Shape of Water. It was really good, but Minor spoilers.Collapse )

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The Glue of the World: Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Don Quixote

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