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Emily: sloppy American, mean ol' lesbian, and non-profit worker. Posts science fiction, fashion, pretty pictures, and American culture.

Posts tagged tehstripe

Sep 7 '14

In my grand tradition of watching random Doctor Who episodes all out of order, I saw Asylum of the Daleks last night.

I enjoyed the episode. I thought it had a lot of good ideas, and the plot worked out all right. Of course I hated the way the cinematography fawned over the Doctor every time he said a thing; Moffat… does that….

I liked Oswin and I thought the big twist at the end was powerful. It really clicked, how many holes in the plot (but not all of them, mind) were explained by her true circumstances.

I liked the scenario where Rory was stuck underground with a bunch of silent daleks, and I liked the whole dalek council scenario… frankly it was an awesome image but there were SO MANY closeups on Matt Smith being clever that it was hard to remember there were like. Thousands of daleks behind him. When he gets all up in that slimy dude’s face. I wished they utilized that concept more effectively, visually

Can I have an insider’s perspective on this, please? What were your thoughts? Any consensus fandom-wise on this episode???

Aug 30 '14

tehstripe replied to your post “Do you think I can convince my dad to knock down our ugly-ass…”

we have a fireplace in my house and my mom turns it on any time the weather is even slightly cold

Wow. That takes some major fireplace maintenance dedication.

My mom has a fireplace, too, though we only use it on special occasions. Like. For Christmas.

My dad’s fireplace houses a log covered with over 15 years’ worth of dust

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Mar 3 '14

tehstripe replied to your post: Hey, this is me shooting a .45 at my f…

you’re a true texan now, i am so proud

Sheds a single tear. Finally, I am home.

Feb 14 '14
Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!! How sweet are you?????? You’re mega rad.

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!! How sweet are you?????? You’re mega rad.

Feb 4 '14

[Fic] “Veritas vos liberabit” - Homestuck


Summary: Wherein Rose Lalonde, up-and-coming author and urban recluse, receives an unexpected telephone call from her friend Dave Strider to discuss a possible new ally in their struggle to unearth and publicize the shadowy danger that is slowly consuming their world.  Alpha Timeline Fluff, set about a week after The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship.  (1,750 words) 

Note: This fic was written for Cotton Candy Bingo Round One in response to the prompt: keys

(FYI, Cotton Candy Bingo Round Two is now open.  Get a card, write lots of fluff!) 

Veritas vos liberabit

Red pulsed in the corner of Rose’s vision, and she reached over to lift her telephone from its mount on her kitchen wall.  “Hello, Dave.  Have you missed my voice so badly that you’re willing to risk extra contact, or is there some other reason for this call?”

"You know, just once you could pretend not to know it’s me," Dave grumbled at the other end of the line. 

Rose smiled, phone tucked neatly between her jaw and shoulder and spiral cord swaying in an aesthetically pleasing arc as she returned to stirring her half-cooked pasta.  The elbow noodles tumbled around the pot in a swirl of simmering water, flavored by a dash of garlic, salt and oil.  “Caller ID is rapidly gaining popularity.  Get used to your lack of anonymity.” 

"Nah, I’ll just shift even more onto the net," Dave said.  "But I gotta point out that knowing the caller is one thing.  Picking up before the phone gets out a single peep is a whole ‘nother flavor of taco sauce.  Let the ringer have a moment to shine once in a while, give it some lines, a chance at a supporting actor trophy." 

"You have no respect for my aura of mystique," Rose said.  "I’m hurt, Dave.  Can’t you let a woman practice her dark majjyyks in peace?" 

"Somebody’s gotta make sure you don’t get hooked, slide down that slippery slope all the way into Fluthlu’s warm embrace of tentacly goodness.  Guess who got saddled with taking that hit.  First two don’t count." 

Rose laughed.  “Ia, Cthulhu ftaghn!”

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Feb 3 '14

tehstripe replied to your post: It weirds me out so much when people r…

i think it’s in the same way people refer to an “anime fandom”? like because it’s in a different language the number of english speakers who watch it is low enough that it’s no longer just straight up pop culture, it’s a “fandom.”

That does make sense. Tho mostly I’ve perceived, from people in the anime fandom, that folks tend to split up into fandoms of different shows. Since anime as a “genre” has so many subgenres, people’s tastes tend to vary widely? But I suppose “varying tastes” doesn’t have to negate the existence of an overarching fandom.

in summary you have a good point.

Dec 27 '13

tehstripe replied to your post: Ugh I finally figured out a vague idea…

wait what did i do i dont remember giving you guidance

I wrote a desperate call for help on here and you gave me the Superheroes idea!

Dec 26 '13

Ugh I finally figured out a vague idea of my Ladystuck plot and it’s due in two weeks

thx very much to Anna for helping me figure that out

Oct 17 '13

tehstripe said: why not both? (ot3imeanwhat)

That… too… now that you mention it. What would that be called? Ichtrinabbie?

Sep 26 '13

God dammit all of you on my dash discussing Homestuck Hogwarts house headcanons.

I don’t want to barge in on someone else’s conversation so here’s how I sort them today:

Gryffindor: Dave, Jade, Jake, Tavros, Nepeta, Vriska

Hufflepuff: John, Roxy, Karkat, Kanaya, Feferi

Slytherin: Dirk, Terezi, Gamzee, Eridan

Ravenclaw: Rose, Jane, Aradia, Sollux, Equius(? who even knows about Equius)

More specific opinions on what these kids value underneath the cut

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