Raising a toddler and posting here don't seem to really work well - this surprises no one, I believe.
Anyhow. I used to have my open tabs under control, now I have 43 of them, the horror! Most of it is thanks to the Guardian fandom which ensures my reading list is full of delightful fannish content every day. Seriously, if one isn't in the fandom already, just subscribing to sid_guardian
and seeing all the posts popping up can get you in the mood to join in. I mean, there's everything - the tiniest details of canon discussed, vids, fanart, fic, fans subbing and translating, icon battles, various episode reviews, ... Over 100 members, nearly 400 (!) entries to the comm already. Meanwhile, I haven't re-watched the show, yet, and am also still waiting to get in the mood to read all the excellent fanfic out there.
Instead I'm reading 杀破浪 Sha Po Lang by priest in Chinese (translation
), and it's so hard! I re-read the first chapters in translation, though, and I do seem to get the gist, usually. What still impresses me most is the dark humour. The story's very engaging so far, I'm at the beginning of chapter 43 (of well over one hundred).
I was somewhere in the middle of SCI Mystery case 4 (about 1000+ pages in in my ebook version) when I abandonded it thanks to foxghost's enthusiastic rec of Sha Po Lang... I've watched the drama's first few eps, too, but stopped so as to avoid spoiling myself too much, that'd just discourage me from actually reading on. I have to say, SCI Mystery totally is the easiest Chinese text I've read, not including any textbook texts, of course. It also gives off extreme yaoi-tropey vibes. Reminded me of actual yaoi/shounen ai manga I read about 15+ years ago.
Via tumblr, I stumbled over Original Sin (subbed eps
) and started watching. Good production value and it's very intriguing, but pretty dark and I was distracted by other things, which is my new theme. It's a wonder I ever finish anything these days.
Thanks to a primer, I also got into The Magicians at the worst possible time and watched up to season 2 ep 10. Now I'm not sure if I'll ever return to it (though it's more a matter of being able to bear it than one of protest), although it was the first show in forever to actually give me story ideas. It just seemed so promising for writing all the poly constellations, plus AUs are practically canon.
It's already been ages since I finished 魔道祖师 Modao Zushi (The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation
). I enjoyed it a lot - Wei Wuxian is one of the most engaging protagonists I've read in forever, so I already got hold of other books by the same author. Will get to them eventually - only about 800 pages left of Sha Po Lang. (I'm not crying, you're mistaken...) It should be great to read them if just to relax after getting through priest's style. I mean, the language is beautiful, I'm just in way over my head.
There are quite a few things I still want to post about but I'm tired, so this is it for now. Hi there to anyone who actually subscribed to me in the last few months! I hope I'll be able to engage more sometime soon. My toddler will go to daycare starting in May, so who knows - I might actually feel able to rub two brain cells together and write something more often then.