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The bad news is, my vacation is over and I'm back at work. The good news is, I've gotten myself addicted to Castle and ship Beckett/Castle like burning, and now I need fic recs. :D?

It was really nice to be home (mostly) for the last week. I slept and watched TV a lot and read a little, and while I didn't get as much writing done as I'd hoped, I feel as though I've recharged my batteries enough to get me through the next couple of weeks. [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah and I hung out on the 4th; Cathy came up Friday afternoon and stayed through Sunday morning, and we went down to Connecticut to visit John, Jen, and Evan for a few hours on Saturday. Other than that I was on my own. I meant to go down to Cape Cod with [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green on Monday, but I started feeling gross and peopled-out over the weekend, so we'll have to go some other time.

Currently slogging my way through 1Q84. I'm enjoying it, it's just...really dense. Like, ridiculously so. I've taken to playing it out in my head as an anime series, which is helping me get into the rhythm of the dialogue and the characters' thoughts (sometimes I have trouble reading novels in translation. See: every Russian novel and play I have ever attempted to get through. Manga and foreign comic books are easier because there are pictures to go along with the dialogue). Still, I'm probably not going to be able to finish it before it's due on Friday, so I'll just take a break before requesting it again.

Joni and I went to see The Heat on Thursday, and it was AMAZING. I highly recommend it, guys. I basically want to cross-stitch samplers of everything Melissa McCarthy said in the movie. There need to be a million more female-led buddy cop movies.

So, the last two episodes of Teen Wolf have actually been really good? I don't know what the problem with the first 4 episodes were, but I was super ready to stop watching altogether before last Monday. To be fair, most of that has more to do with how awful the fandom has been recently than anything else, but I think that as long as I stick to what I like and ignore the rest, I'll be fine.

ANYWAY, this week's episode was pretty excellent. I still have ALL the feelings for Scott and Stiles' friendship, and also Lydia and Allison's, and also Stiles and Lydia's. Just. Everything that happened at the end makes my heart grow three sizes, you know? Also, I'm actually sort of enjoying the twins as we get to see them do more stuff that doesn't necessarily involve them removing their shirts and creepily morphing into their alphazord form.

Unfortunately, the show continues to inspire more questions than it provides answers for, so. Sigh.

OH, AND TAJ CAME BACK TO ME LAST WEEK. I was super anxious about what was going to happen with Ty and Dawn, and also Gaia and Axl and Anders because Gaia's Idunn, and my heart pretty much broke at the end of the episode. Axl was so desperate to stay with Gaia! Gaia and Anders really didn't want to end up together! Discussions about destiny and free will! DAWN REMEMBERED BEING LOCKED IN TY'S ICE ROOM BUT NOT WHO PUT HER THERE NOOOOOOOOOOO.

Everything is terrible and I can't wait to watch more. :(

More on Welcome to Night Vale: [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash linked to where you can find the episodes (they're all available for free!) here, so I'll just reiterate - they're really great! If podcasts aren't your thing, some lovely person is in the process of transcribing the episodes here! There's an emerging fandom that's produced some wonderful fanart and excellent fic already, too. I have some fic recs, if anyone's interested. Knowledge of events from episodes 19a, 19b, and 25 is kind of important, so. Get on that. :D!

*The Rat and the Ruby Slippers (Carlos/Cecil) [Carlos is having the strangest dreams, and the strangest headaches, like there's something he's supposed to be remembering. Not to mention the intern's wedding coming up, and that new chemical StrexCorp wants him to develop. It's going to be a busy week.]

*The Knowable Universe (Carlos/Cecil) [“Let us approach a much more modest question: not whether we can know the universe or the Milky Way Galaxy or a star or a world. Can we know, ultimately and in detail, a grain of salt?” – Carl Sagan // or, Immediately following the events of Episode 25, Carlos realizes he’s been asking the wrong questions.]

*Somewhere a Band is Playing (Carlos/Cecil) [Cecil and Carlos deal with life, sex, pancakes, and possibly being anthropomorphic personifications. Also, Night Vale history as told by Night Vale, and a step-by-step guide to defying Death. Today's weather is by Ray Bradbury.]

*The Voice of Night Vale (Carlos/Cecil) [Cecil is, at worst, not much longer for this world. (And at best, a bit high-maintenance.)]

There's a decent amount of good stories for WTNV on AO3; these are just a few of my favorites.

Alright, I have work to catch up on. Later.
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