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Jul. 9th, 2014

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so annoying [warning for defensive mikeywifing]

I tried to read the Kerrang interview with Frank but had to stop because oh my god, Kerrang's writers are such shit. Gerard "fell into a depression" but Mikey "stayed inside for months, on the Internet, reliving past glories and unable to move on." LEST WE FORGET that Gerard and Frank are humans with human emotions, but Mikey is an amusing punchline. God. I hate everything.

On the plus side, WORM, of all people, spilled the news on Twitter that Patrick and Elisa are expecting a baby. HOW NICE. It will be ridiculously cute.

I am displacing my emotions onto fandom because I cannot cope with life, how are all of you?

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Jul. 5th, 2014

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i have no taste, but i love you

Song I'm fixating on at the moment: Cruise, by Florida-Georgia Line ft. Nelly. How much does Nelly hate himself for this? So much. But he made a ton of money off it, so.

Anyway, it's pretty much the greatest country song of all time. I have a lot of THOUGHTS about how Florida-Georgia Line is actually moving modern pop-country forward by infusing hip-hop into it (based on the songs of theirs I've heard on the radio; I need to by their album and investigate further). But no thoughts today, just IN THIS BRAND-NEW CHEVY WITH A LIFT KIT, IT'D LOOK A HELL OF A LOT BETTER WITH YOU UP IN IT.

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Jul. 3rd, 2014

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booklog catchup

The Third Bear, Jeff VanderMeer. Short story collection. Eh.

Everything Is Going To Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour, Rachel Shukert. A little too precious and self-aware.

Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel. Not actually about Galileo's daughter. About Galileo with quotes from the daughter's letters. Come onnnnnnn.

The Coroner's Lunch, Colin Cotterill. Set in Laos after the Communist revolution, POV character is a cranky old doctor appointed the state coroner despite not knowing anything about it. He sees ghosts. I like him. The book was okay.

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, BJ Novak. Also too precious but only a little bit.

Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton. I reread this like once a year.

Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile, Julia Fox. A+ feminist history, would recommend.

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Jul. 2nd, 2014

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hilarity

Yesterday in a moment of weakness I googled Mikey's current gf and I will never stop laughing. Oh honey.

I've had a two-day migraine but the edge of the tropical storm has hit us, so tomorrow the headache should be gone. \o????

Also tomorrow: getting out of work early to begin three-day weekend. much of which I hope to spend asleep.

I'm behind on booklogging, I'm not writing, and I ran six and a half miles on Sunday and not a step since. I signed up to do tag wrangling at AO3 but the idea of opening the training emails makes me too anxious to function. I've forgotten my meds three times in the last week.

It is what it is.

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Jun. 29th, 2014

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links

A reenactment of the internet-famous 'what is a photocopier?' deposition

The Trials of 'Entertainment Weekly': One Magazine's 24 Years of Corporate Torture" Like the author of the piece, I read the magazine cover to cover for years. Many years. There are still stacks of them moldering in my parents' house. Sigh.

The Arranged Marriage That Ended Happily Ever After: How My Parents Fell In Love, 30 Years Later This is a really lovely essay.

Islanders GM On Draft Pick: "He'll Fit Right In; They Shit On Me, Too" Racism in hockey.

Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment Scream.

No Country for Old Pervs: The Fall of the Houses of Terry Richardson and Dov Charney

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Jun. 28th, 2014

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i am having a thing

about Pete/Mikey, okay? I am having A Thing about them.

There was this blind item at one of my gossip sites that was maybe about them, and then Pete tweeted that "BAEssists" thing and Mikey retweeted it and I just need to spend a lot of time lying down in a dark room and silently screaming because I still ship them so hard. Apparently. We all should be past this by now but I am NOT, I love them a lot, silent screaming, etc.

All I need now is for Gabe to interact with either/both of them and my life will be complete and I can die in peace.


(I can't talk about Gerard's mental illness post atm because I have deep and complex feelings that I have not yet sorted.) (But hm.) (yes)

It would be so good if I felt like I could still tell stories about these people who, apparently, still have their claws deep in my heart.

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Jun. 25th, 2014

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life

Tonight the dog had her stitches taken out. She healed up really well. The vet also checked her remaining eye to see if the drainage duct is malformed. It is, which means she'll probably eventually get glaucoma in that eye, too. I have prophylactic eye drops to give her twice a day and a bottle of emergency eye drops to keep in the fridge. If I ever come home and find her blind and cloudy-eyed, I'm supposed to use the emergency drops and call the eye vet.

Pretty much the worst thing you can tell someone with an anxiety disorder is "This scary, terrible thing could happen at any time, and there will be no warning and nothing you can do to stop it."

But there are eye drops for when it does happen. So. And the prophylactic drops will supposedly keep it at bay for longer. The average is like three years, he said. A long time for a dog who's already five and has had a hard life.

Boxers almost never have this kind of primary glaucoma, he mentioned. She's a very rare and unusual dog. Ha ha ha. Of course she is. My bb.

Tomorrow I have a job interview. I'm having a hard time with this. I'm really good at my job. I am. I've gotten a lot of praise lately. I feel bad for being so unhappy when I'm good at it. I probably just need to try harder or be tougher or something. Instead I'm going to run away, if I possibly can.

I need more sleep, or something. Maybe chocolate.

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Jun. 22nd, 2014

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fanwork meme

This is supposed to be post one thing a day for a week and talk extensively about it, but I... am going to do it this way instead. \o???

1. Something Old
Homestead, Firefly gen.
The first long fic I ever wrote. I posted it in chapters! It was really exciting!

2. Something New
girl is a god-damn problem, Angel Haze/Ireland Baldwin. Queer lady werewolves. It’s the newest thing I’ve posted. ::jazzhands:: For the last couple years I’ve posted one piece of really random femslash per year, though now it’s going up to more than one, which I think is a good thing to keep pursuing. Both for the randomness and for the femslash.

3. Something you made for someone else
Cross-stich art from bandom big bang 2013 for [personal profile] lalejandra’s story. This was fun. I should do some more cross-stitch soon.

4. Something you made just for yourself
I don’t think I’ve ever made a fanwork JUST for myself. It’s always for someone else in some sense, even if it’s just "oh, I hope so-and-so has a chance to read this and it makes them smile."

5. Something for a major fandom/pairing/character
Once upon a time I wrote an SGA fic that was McShep. It was for a remix.
A Complexity of Forms (Ship Made of Paper Remix)

6. Something for a minor fandom/pairing/character
I wrote one of two fics on the AO3 for the book Zoo City. Lauren Beukes, the author, linked to it on her blog. It was a terrifying couple of days where I locked down all of my incest fic in case someone clicked through to my main page. Probably I didn’t have to do that, but I was nervous.

Rationalizing Animals.

7. Something you're just really proud of
Girl!Mikey. Even though I kind of feel like now it needs a sequel that covers the time since 2011. Man, that would be a wreck of a story.

Away With the Boys in the Band

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dominion pilot

Last night I watched the pilot of "Dominion," a new Syfy show loosely based on the concept of the movie "Legion." The show is available on Hulu. (Just the pilot so far, but it appears it will have all the eps as they come out.)

thoughts with spoilers. seriously, spoilers, though most of them are not hard to see coming when you're watching the epCollapse )

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Jun. 16th, 2014

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fic: "girl is a god-damn problem" (hip hop rpf/fashion rpf)

girl is a god-damn problem

Angel Haze/Ireland Baldwin

Written for the queer lady werewolves commentfic fest.

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Jun. 15th, 2014

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misc

Not going to make the bbb wave 1 deadline; too rough of a month, not enough development of the story. Maybe wave 3.

Might write some short/fun things to recalibrate my writing brain before I dig into it again.

Stopped by con.txt for dinner last night and saw some out-of-town fangirls for dinner, that was really nice. ♥

Ran five miles yesterday, opted not to eat protein afterward, paying the price for it today. Ah well.

Long week ahead, too... June gloom etc etc.

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Jun. 8th, 2014

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the tarma & kethry stories

Booklogging!

The Oathbound, Oathbreakers, and Oathblood, all by Mercedes Lackey. The Tarma & Kethry stories, ahhhh, my heart.

I reviewed the Fifth Millennium novels a while back, and while I love Shkai'ra and Megan a lot, they are a poor second to Tarma and Kethry in my heart.

The books are a little dated in some ways, but hold up well. If you like sword & sorcery with strong bonds between female characters (not quite a soulbond, but close), an asexual character of color, good horse content, goddesses, and worldbuilding, I rec these a lot.

Warning for rape, though, and attitudes toward rape that are among the out of date things; in one of their adventures, Tarma and Kethry take a bandit leader who has been kidnapping women and gang-raping them with his men, trap him in the illusion of a female body, and send him back to his men to be gang-raped to death. It's explicit, textually, that this is what they expect to happen, and that they consider that justice.

Oathblood is a collection of the short stories Lackey wrote first; several of them were also incorporated into Oathbound, so you can skip those. Oathbound reads as a series of vignettes, while Oathbreakers is a true self-contained novel, and the strongest story of the three.

I'm not objective about this series, at all; it was very important to me when I needed stories like this in my life. But if you avoid Lackey because you have an aversion to magical mindspeaking horses, this series takes place in that universe but not in that organization; only one Companion appears in the whole series, and it's brief and incidental.

Tarma and Kethry also appear in By The Sword and, sort of, the Winds trilogy (it's complicated). My copy of By The Sword is in Michigan, but I bought the Winds books on Kindle, so I'll probably reread them soon.

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Jun. 5th, 2014

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some reading

Everything Is Broken. Computer security and how nobody really knows how any of it works.

A Man, A Photo, And The Long Search To Find The Person In It. Sports Illustrated tracks down the subject of a Humans Of New York photo.

The Search for Psychology's Lost Boy. Tracking down the child in a psychology experiment from 1919.

Jack White's Meg White Problem. Interesting profile on Jack White, his new album, and whether songs are always about the songwriter's shit.

Got Rich, Still Died: The Curious Ongoing Exile of 50 Cent. Interesting profile on 50 Cent and the music industry.

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Jun. 3rd, 2014

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fic: "its lunar strength, its brutal pull" (bandom)

For bandom_meme; Pete/Travie, spanking, d/s fluff.

its lunar strength, its brutal pull

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Jun. 1st, 2014

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it is my birthday. let us promptmeme.

I am OLD. Let's celebrate.

Any fandom, any theme, any kind of prompt; please link far and wide, for serious, I want to CELEBRATE WITH FANDOM.

Only rule is "don't be a jerk."

xoxo Night

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May. 29th, 2014

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came home sick today

Sometimes I just get these fevers? And there's nothing I can do but sleep until they go away. And feel lousy until that happens, plus guilty about all the stuff I'm not doing, because it's not like I'm REALLY sick, it's just a FEVER, whatever, right?

Ugh.

1. I'm so confused as to why this is blowing up now. Why would you bring this up four years after a flop album? Strange and random. I mean, if he's owed money and credit, pay up, MCR, but weird.

(Side note, my bet is on them reuniting in 2016 and doing a Black Parade ten-year reunion tour, because that's just about enough time for Ray to have burned through his nest egg on home studios, Frank to be getting concerned about paying for his kids' college funds, Mikey to be paying alimony to like three exes, and Gerard to be bored, and for Warner to come sniffing around for a nostalgia cash cow. just a thought.)

2. I want to be CREATIVE, lately. I sold an original short story? Which I did not expect to actually happen, the part where they bought it, but they did. And I had another short story rejected from two venues, which means I need to sit on it and then revise it and find somewhere else. And I have a big list of other short story ideas. It's kind of weird and nice.

3. I'm also thinking about doing a standup comedy open mic night. This is vastly outside of my comfort zone, but I keep thinking about it, so I wrote out some possible bits and we'll see.

(Also knitting and sewing and fanfic, I WANT TO DO IT ALL, but I'm so tired and overwhelmed by life.)

4. I'm applying for jobs outside of the nonprofit sector because I'm sick of nonprofit sector bullshit.

5. Is this just... turning 30? Does an urge to turn everything in your life upside down come with that?

6. The dog is asleep on my arm and trying to type while she's like that is putting it to sleep, so I will stop here.

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booklog catchup

When We Were The Kennedys, Monica Wood. This was kind of a pointless memoir about how her dad died and then a year later JFK was shot so her family identified with the Kennedys a lot and... there was no point to this.

Horse Vet- Chronicles of a Mobile Veterinarian, Courtney Diehl. Cute enough. I question some of her veterinary arguments. True, she has a DVM and I do not, but some of the stuff she says does not mesh with my experience of horses at all.

Shadows In The Sun: Healing From Depression and Finding the Light Within, Gayathri Ramprasad. I picked this up because the description was that it was a look at the experience of having depression in a culture that doesn't have terms or approaches for that. And that was part of it. But then she engaged with the US medical system and suddenly things got weird and anti-medication and how you can overcome depression with meditating and I was out.

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May. 22nd, 2014

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three short stories

1. There are a pair of Canada geese living by my apartment. Every morning when I walk Carden, we encounter them, and they walk away from us quacking and fussing as we walk, so we’re basically herding them along.

Today they brought reinforcements.

2. The movie Jerry Maguire came out when I was 12. My sister and her best friend snuck me into the theater to see it. For some reason, the part that’s stuck with me to this day is the following speech:

“There is such a thing as manners. As a way of treating people. Like these fish. These fish have manners. And they’re coming with me.”

I’ve been reciting that to myself a lot at work lately.

3. I continue to wonder what kind of magical sugar-flavored jizz Mikey Way is packing that makes these women turn their entire lives upside down for him inside of, like… six weeks? Two months? It’s amazing. Weirdly enough it makes me believe even more in the Summer of Like, because he and Pete had two to three months, too. I’m surprised they didn’t get each other’s name tattooed across their faces.



I’m going to Michigan for the holiday weekend. Family gathering! [personal profile] alpheratz and Carden are coming with me. May the little gods of long car trips and family gatherings be with us.

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May. 19th, 2014

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midtown reunion shows, skate & surf festival, asbury park, nj

You guyyyyyys.

You guys.

The Midtown reunion shows at Skate & Surf were adorable and delightful.

It was a TINY little festival, not what I expected. Tiny tiny. A little sketchy, actually. And I feel like I understand the MCR guys better now, because everyone there was pretty much a young version of them. Except for the people there for the Midtown reunion, because everyone in that crew, including us, was OLD.

\o/

Gabe came out for the first set (Saturday night) kind of tentative and awkward. Watching him warm up and get into it over the course of the set was really cute. He started to grin bigger and bigger, started doing stupid dance moves and mugging for the crowd, did his jumps (\o/ love the jumps) and playing around with the other guys. There was a MOMENT (definitely all-caps) where Tyler called out "Hey. Hey, dude," and took his hand, and then Gabe pulled him into a hug, and if you are not familiar with the Midtown story (why would you be, really), just trust me: Tyler and Gabe hugging on stage is a massive cosmic sign of "people can grow and change." (Part one and part two of Tyler punching Gabe in the face back in the day.)

Rob Hitt was the happiest boy in all the land. He has been trying to get Midtown back since it broke up, and he drummed his little heart out with his shirt buttoned all the way to the top. Love ya, Rob Hitt.

Erin was there, as were Gabe's brother, sister-in-law, and niece. Gabe shouted out his bro at one point, which was lovely.

The set was cut short because they started late and Asbury Park has a noise ordinance. Gabe was very surprised by this and it was SO ADORABLE ack. /o/ I love him. And he is BEAUTIFUL. SO BEAUTIFUL.

Sunday's set (mid-afternoon), he came out already confident and cocky (and beautiful), and it was just as adorable and lovely and he hugged Tyler again, and Heath, and would've hugged Rob except the drums were in the way. Erin and the family were there again (and per Instagram, his brother graduated from his Master's program Sunday morning, so it was nice of them to show up). And it was all just really NICE. Gabe was happy and sounded great and clearly was loving every minute of being back in Jersey playing his Jersey songs. Tyler was a little desperate and pathetic but it worked for those of us (us) who were there as defensive Gabe and Rob Hitt wives. Grovel, Tyler. Grovel more.

Based on the fact that none of Gabe's Cobra-era friends were there, I suspect he asked them not to come? Like, he was SO clearly nervous and uncertain at the start, I could see him asking nobody to come so if he fell on his face it was only in front of people who've known and loved him forever. I don't LIKE that, but I get it. Also his dad was not there, which, MAJOR BUMMER, DIEGO SAPORTA IS THE SHIT.

ANYWAY. I have a Midtown tank top and sweatshirt now, Gabe Saporta is so beautiful it kills my soul, in an hour I can go pick up my dog from [personal profile] alpheratz's house, I did my running today, [personal profile] octette and [personal profile] redbrickrose are champs to go on a road trip with, and New fuckin' Jersey is frustrating to drive in but great fun.

In conclusion, Midtown saves, and in the words of Gabe Saporta, "Rock and roll will live forever. And Rob Hitt."

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May. 16th, 2014

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Fic: "i hear you like the wild stuff" (bandom)

I took prompts on Twitter for porn ficlets. I finished one! And now I'm suddenly exhausted and must sleep. :[[[ Will keep the other prompts to work on in the future!

i hear you like the wild stuff
Waycest + breathplay

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