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It's been Stormaggedon here in the Philippines for the past... week? Weeks? and I have spent this one so far this way:
  • Monday | went on leave for fear of dying from flying roofs and falling tree trunks; then it turned out that the typhoon had already subsided in the Metro, and i beat myself up over having wasted my leave that way. Dad (who normally discourages going on a leave for reasons that are not near-paralytic illness) said not to fret about it, though, since it was raining like a fucking deadly thing on our side of the country so I was eventually able to enjoy my rest day in peace. Relatively.
  • Tuesday | took advantage of the fairly decent weather and finally submitted my scholarship application for grad school--at super speed over lunch. *FINGERS CROSSED* Went to dinner with Potthead friends to celebrate Harry P's 32nd birthday, had an encounter with an idiot cab driver on the way home, and ended up walking the whole kilometer to the train station instead. Instant exercise! Watched the latest episode of Teen Wolf, and flailed and cried inside.
  • Wednesday | Fucking. Overslept. Thanks, Stiles.
    Thursday morning - present time | Celebrating "Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (Month of the National Language)" with friends by speaking purely in Filipino (including non-English-based slang) on Plurk and having a good, hearty, side-splitting laugh about it. We're giving [livejournal.com profile] aesires til sundown before she cracks from the challenge, and starts spouting English again and nothing but Filipino curses instead. (Most Filipinos have gotten so used to mixing the national language with English that it has become extremely difficult to keep speaking in pure Filipino while keeping a straight face.)

Tonight I'll be seeing Brave with a couple of said friends. Excite! :D Meridaaaaa. Can't wait to love youuuuu ♥


Speaking of Clint and Natasha's lovechild, I've been encountering a lot of wank over the upcoming (is it still apt to call it 'upcoming' if it's still about two years away?) Winter Soldier movie lately, a lot of it from people who are afraid that Bucky Barnes will bring in the "ruin" of the Clint/Natasha and Steve/Tony ships, and this just... bothers me. This post pretty much sums up what I feel about it and, as the OP writes about as well, the frustration of Black Widow fans over Natasha not getting her own movie before Bucky.

Basically, (1) I'm with the people in support of more female and POC leads in superhero movies, but I refuse to do this by shitting on characters that actually have a very interesting arc and especially whom I have grown to love; (2) I think ship wars are stupid and pointless, and I'm just going to my corner and enjoy my Avengers love in peace with people who are in the fandom for the love and fun as well, okay? Okay.



ANYWAY. More pleasant stuff: This Teen Wolf meta about the classical elements in the show, and how next season could just be the year of Stiles makes me miss being in lit class at uni; and this spoken word performance about the expectations and realities of love makes me miss performance lit class like endlessly burning. Why did I decide to do a business-related post-grad again? ;_;


Hey guys, heeeeyyy! ♥

Date: 2012-08-02 09:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_likimeya/
I'm so excited about Brave!!! It's released today, but I'm going to wait until Saturday, to build up even more excitement. XD

Can't wait for all the Scottish! <3

Date: 2012-08-03 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravyn-ashling.livejournal.com
it was so lovely, and i really enjoyed it! :D excited for you to see it, too. <333333

Date: 2012-08-02 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leviathans-moon.livejournal.com
I'm going to be watching Brave tonight as well. Really rather excited about it*g*

your week sound fun, especially the birthday dinner for Harry and the not-speaking-English part.

Date: 2012-08-03 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravyn-ashling.livejournal.com
the fun certainly outweighed the not-so-fun stuff, thanks! :D

Braaaave <3333

Date: 2012-08-03 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phantmgreeneyes.livejournal.com
How fun!!
Brave is super good.
I am glad you are safe, dearie!

Date: 2012-08-03 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravyn-ashling.livejournal.com
it really is super good! loved it a lot. :D
thanks! <333

Date: 2012-08-03 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] therandomgirlie.livejournal.com
YES, I've finally found someone who agrees with me about The Winter Soldier! Honestly, all the hurt and angst from the various fandoms is insane. People seem to have forgotten that, shocker, YOU CAN SHIP MULTIPLE SHIPS AT THE SAME TIME. And even if it creates a new canon, I am SURE there will be enough fanon to go around! Ugh.

Hope the weather doesn't get any worse! xxx

Date: 2012-08-04 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravyn-ashling.livejournal.com
Exactly! I mean, sure, ships getting cockblocked would hurt to a certain extent, but it's not the end of things. If it were, then... you're probably just doing the whole fandom thing wrong!

Besides, this is Marvel. If there's canon we can push and play around with as extremely as we can, it's probably this (and DCU).

Thanks! I hope so, too. I like windy days and rainy days and I even like them together, but not when they're causing death and destruction. :/





Date: 2012-08-04 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-raccoondog.livejournal.com
She didn't even make it until sundown. =)) (And by the end of the day I was being threatened! LOL. )

Brave was fun! ILU men and women of Thor's Day!

Good luck on your scholarship application!

Date: 2012-08-04 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravyn-ashling.livejournal.com
Yeah lol it was loads of fun, though. XD

ILU THOR'S DAY GAIZ TOO!

And thaaaank youuuuu! <33333

Date: 2012-08-05 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copperiisulfate.livejournal.com
teen wolf meta makes me weep with joy and i've been eating it all up with a spoon!

i get the frustration about the lack of a black widow movie and am all for it 110% but but BUCKY ;__; idk i don't think loving one character and wanting to know more about them means that one has to love the others any less. and marvel ship wars confuse me because it is like the greatest multiship-friendly canon/fandom i have come across in ages and i doubt that it will let me down now! SHIP ALL THE THINGS.

Date: 2012-08-05 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravyn-ashling.livejournal.com
I love it so much, TW meta, especially the ones that geek out about video production concepts and the power of storytelling through different types of shots and angles and symbolisms and aahh, I love shows that really know how to use visuals.

Same, same! I love comics fandom because there's just so many possibilities in it, especially with the people behind the books and movies creating multiple canons that we can play around with.

As for the frustration over the lack of female and POC leads in the movies, I really hope we can get those, too. Preferably soon. But people also have to understand that the movies they're complaining about now have most likely been planned years ago, and if we want to push for new movies that's going to take a couple more years as well. But it can be done, if we show enough support for them--but we don't have to hate on the ones we're being given now to do that. Especially when the story arcs they're going to be based on are really, really interesting.

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