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Interviewed for a new job and was asked about my international experience. I immediately thought of all the lovely people all over the world I’ve met through fandom, LJ/DW, and Tumblr.

However, I refrained from talking about all the porn we’ve shared with each other through the years. *hugs hugs hugs*

PS. I got the job.

PPS. I already told them I'm taking Friday, July 29 off for "a personal day." Again, not mentioning that I'm going to Con-Txt and modding a panel on how to write sex scenes featuring more than two characters.

PPPS. Assuming that panel got voted in.

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I think Prodigal Son would have been much more interesting from the point of view of RSL's character, Alan Hoffman, and here's why.

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Review of Prodigal Son

My review of Prodigal Son. Others have other reviews, and I am not taking away from them, but here is mine:

Eh. Basically, I spent $90 plus travel to see Robert Sean Leonard in person and that was worth it to me (even though he didn’t have Stage Door so I didn’t see him up close), but if he hadn’t been in the play, I would have been angry to spend that much.

My biggest problem with the play is the play itself, not the production.

It could have said something about class, but it doesn’t.

It could have said something about betrayal, but it doesn’t.

It could have said something about external vs. internal conceptions of right and wrong, but it doesn’t.

It tells a story I have heard way too often to have any patience for: able straight cis white Christian late-teen boy screws up repeatedly, hurts others, gets coddled for no real reason, doesn’t appreciate what he has, and whines for more.

I thought of Marley Dias, and how she could sum up her required reading as “white boy with dog.”

Acting-wise, Timothee Chalamet was very good; I was drawn in by his performance. Annika Boras’s acting was very good, although I wanted to adjust her volume up. Chris McGarry was very, very touching. He should’ve been on the posters.

RSL, I enjoyed watching, as always, though I felt sometimes he was apologizing for the material. It would be interesting to know what his discussions with the writer/director were. And one pivotal scene fell flat due to RSL’s continued inability to make a certain action believable. Some day, some day. Maybe.

If you’re a fan of Timothee Chalamet or are willing to pay $90 to look at RSL, you can give this a try. Otherwise, I hear Fun Home is really good.

PS. Where does fic come from? From the places canon didn't go. Here's my fic (BIG spoilers): http://deelaundry.dreamwidth.org/23936.html

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Bless me, flist, for I have ficced

This doesn't have a title yet, and it's short, but I think it's done.

Huge spoilers for the Prodigal Son (play). Rated PG-13. Catholic imagery, mentions of death. I told [personal profile] bironic that the play would have been more interesting if it was from Alan's point of view.

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Media Update

Waiting (semi-)patiently for the Sherlock special. Haven't decided yet whether I'll watch at the UK time or wait for US.

I watched the first season of The Flash this weekend on Netflix. Cheesy popcorn, but fun!! And SO MANY HOT GUY BODIES. O_O It also has better continuity than most of the shows I've liked (House MD hissssssssssssss).

RSL could guest star and fit in with all the male weeping, heh.

Felicity was my favorite character. (One of my kind, I'm just saying)

Favorite line: "I am your father" said by Luke Skywalker :rotf:

Second favorite line: "Am I the only one here who watches movies?" :rotf:

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So what have you been up to?
Um, nothing? Too much? One of those two.

Major life changes? Same old same old?
Same house, same spouse, same job. Trying to explain to my new therapist why "enjoying being online" does not mean I'm going to emotionally cheat on my spouse. Y'all know me; forming deep emotional bonds with live people is not why I'm here. (Which is not to say I don't love my online friends! I do!)

What fandom are you in/do you spend most of your time in?
Sherlock BBC and Robert Sean Leonard and House MD, plus whatever passes by on my Tumblr, including Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter being bisexual, and Sam Wilson being the love interest.

Where do you hang out online?
Tumblr (https://www.tumblr.com/blog/deelaundry) and reading on AO3. I am going to try to be more active on DW and LJ.

What are you reading?
Making my way steadily through Agatha Christie's oeuvre again. It's a completist thing. Just finished The Harlequin Tea Set; They Came to Baghdad is next. Also will be taking Ancillary Justice on my summer vacay.

What are you watching?
The Nightly Show, and can't wait to see what's next for The Daily Show. I watch the Poirot eps on Netflix after I finish each Poirot book, to see what they changed in the plot and for the cool guest stars (Bashir! The Ninth Doctor! Mary Morstan! (whose character was a teacher who'd been in trouble for being inappropriate with a male older-teen student, not that that's delicious or anything...)). Loved The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Sense8; can't wait for the new seasons. I'm also caught up (I think) on the Marvel movies.

What are you making?
Nothing, sadly. I do have an idea for a group-activity Sick!Wilson vid, maybe I'll start that soon...

What are you squeeing about today?
RSL is going back to NYC!!!

What else is on your mind?
Today the clerk at the drugstore reminded me so much of Jack Wilson, I had to sit for a second afterward and grin. I miss Jack; I miss writing.

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Now We Are Six

Now We Are Six was Jack Wilson's bedtime book last night because, well, now we are six.

Happy Birthday, sweetheart. Thank you for the joy you've given me.


Never Could Spell Medieval (PG)

Title: Never Could Spell Medieval
Author: Dee Laundry
Pairing: House/Wilson
Rating: PG
Summary: How can you have one without the other? Discussion the day before Halloween, 2014
Notes: Thank you SO MUCH to [personal profile] nightdog_barks and bironic for beta duties and general cheerleading. There is actually sick Wilson in this fic, but don't blink because you'll miss it. If you'd like more sick Wilson, please let me refer you back to a previous fic in this 'verse, Senseless, which has heaping helpings of hurt, both physical and mental (but a happy ending). The entire My Fathers' Son series can be found on AO3 here.

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Dear Festividder 2014

Dear Festividder,

Thank you for signing up for Festivids and for choosing one of these sources to vid. Below are some ideas in case they would help.

Threesome. Eddy POV, please. Alex and Stuart are both great, but Eddy's the one I identify with. I like the physical touching in the movie, and the goofing around. Intercut that with the serious inner turmoil Eddy goes through, and you might just have a winner.

Fargo (2014) [TV]. I would love a multi-character vid. So many great characters and moments and developments, yes. I am not a huge fan of lingering attention to gore, but I do acknowledge that violence was an important part of the storytelling in the show.

The Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert is a very kinky man. Whether he knows it or not.

Ocean's movies (2000s' version). SLASH. Slash, slash, slashity-slash-slash. A shiny, slick, suavely dressed orgy of gay testosterone and role-playing is what I got out of these movies. Of course, Danny/Rusty. And Danny/Rusty/Linus (don't think I don't know what you were doing, Matt Damon, with your little-boy horizontal stripes and references back to daddy and mom). Those go without saying. But Virgil/Turk! And Frank! Basher/Livingston, with their exceptional fine motor skills. And Reuben flopping around under his bathrobe, curls peeking out. And Yen -- you can't tell me that flexibility didn't come in very handy at some point. I wouldn't kick Tess/Isabel out of bed for eating crackers, either.

Far From Heaven. Normally I don't even notice cinematography, but wow, this movie was beautifully shot. If you can use that to highlight the themes of friendship, love, persona, and identity, I would be grateful.

Scarecrow & Mrs King. I haven't seen the TV show in ages but I adored it when it was on television. Secrets, and role-playing, and home, and domestic, and pretend couple, and pretend-turned-real couple, and pretend-turned-real-couple-pretending-not-to-be-a-couple. YAY! All kinds of fun.

As in prior years, these sources fit the theme of: Identity / Persona / Hiding who you are / Discovering who you are by pretending to be someone else

Music: I personally enjoy geek rock (They Might Be Giants, Dead Milkmen, Weezer, BNL, Devo, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Coulton) but am certainly open to other genres. I like vids that tell a story (or make a point, or tell a joke, or some combination thereof), and songs that tell a story lend themselves pretty well to that.

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Vid: Roller Derby Queen

Title: Roller Derby Queen
Vidder: Dee Laundry
Characters: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Summary: In the annals of fandom, John Sheppard is a pretty, pretty princess. James Wilson is a busy working wife. And John Watson is a roller derby queen.
Notes: Support your local roller derby, because it is awesome, as is John Watson. Thanks to [personal profile] bironic for the beta.
Source: Sherlock
Music: "Roller Derby Queen" by Jim Croce (trimmed)

Roller Derby Queen from Dee Laundry on Vimeo.

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Recs due to Con-Txt

John Sheppard's Guide to Surviving Project Runway by Sheafrotherdon

Straight as a Circle by Toomuchplor (SGA, John Sheppard wakes up straight)

The Rampant Disease by triedunture (House, zombie AU, House/Wilson)

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Con.Txt 2014 Panel
Dubcon Fucking: How Does It Work?
Moderated by Ellen Fremedon; scribed by Dee Laundry

Notes below are as they were typed during the panel. If you attended, please feel free to comment with any points to add, or any corrections that are needed.

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And lo, she has awoken

Hi, everyone! I am having a great time at Con-Txt with [personal profile] bironic and many, many others. Modding/co-modding four panels this time:

- Gender and terminology with [personal profile] viklikesfic - with fun and jumping
- Dubcon with Ellen Fremedon - with allegories to capitalism (panel notes about to go up in separate post)
- Fargo
- Tagging (which I have promo'd in many other panels)

No pictures due to camera-shyness but I did cosplay for the "mirror universe" theme day as Sherlock Holmes, Reception/Kindergarten Teacher.

PS. Tonight I have a premiering vid, John/Sherlock! Will post to here late tonight or tomorrow. :)

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Festivids reveals today!

I participated in Festivids again this year. My vid was for the movie Now You See Me, which is a fun and twisty whodunit with also TEAM and some interesting feels/philosophy and Bruce Banner as the lead and sparkly bondage. So. Definitely rec it. My vid, "Part of Me," does have a few spoilers but doesn't reveal who did the whodunit, and its theme is my favorite part of the movie: why do these magicians do what they do?

The vid I received is AWESOME and you should watch it if you haven't yet: Always on My Mind is by a vidder I hadn't met yet, Trutgras. Hope to see more by this vidder!

Please also go and give more love to [personal profile] bironic for her Interview with the Vampire vids.

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First of what I'm sure will be many, many recs.

The vid for me! Always on My Mind, I Love You Phillip Morris. SO GREAT. Whether you've seen the movie or not, if you like scams and love and heart-felt zaniness*, you will like the vid. It's a great teaser for the movie without major spoilers. And I adore it. Plus if you can watch the vid without wanting to snuzzle Phillip's cute wittle face, well, comment and tell me how.

(*Just this second realized that this is my issue with Ben Stiller; his zaniness always seems to be missing heart)

A more serious and equally as heartfelt vid: The Waiting Game, The Station Agent (2003). Ooh, lovely job capturing this found-family, who-am-I-and-what-do-I-want film.

9 to 5, Lego Star Wars. Hilarious! As such_heights said, "I love everything this chooses to be." (Also, listen closely to the lyrics of the song. Dolly Parton's talking about what capitalism does to us.)

Sheep Go to Heaven, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. If you like the band Cake, I think you'll like this vid. It's charming. Even if you don't know the source (which I didn't), as long as you watched US TV in the 90s/00s you'll recognize the actors. :)

Nine Years of Ballet, ASSHOLE!, Outrageous Fortune (US 1987). As the anonymous vidder says, "how jetés and stage combat saved the world." This is a "source summary" vid, and a great one. You'll enjoy the story even if you've never heard of the movie.

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Tomorrow is Festivids

So here is a great vid from last year to get us started! It is about TEAM, which I know you all love. Never seen the movie but I cared about the people in the vid from the first few moments \o/


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Two things that have made me happy today

1) My Festivid vid is turned in!

2) I watched the S3 Sherlock last ep. Talking about it with Nightdog over here: http://nightdog-barks.dreamwidth.org/1754673.html if you'd like to join us.

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Vid: Part of Me

Title of vid: Part of Me
Created for: [personal profile] rhea314 for Festivids 2013-14
Vidder: Dee Laundry
Fandom: Now You See Me
Music: "Between Something and Nothing" by The Ocean Blue
Summary: Why do magicians do what they do?
Content Notes: Physical triggers (bright & flashing lights throughout)
Spoilers: Various plot spoilers but answer to "whodunit" is NOT revealed
Other Notes: [personal profile] rhea314 said "Dance vid" and I said, "Perfect!" My concept of disco-ball music is 20+ years behind Rhea314's; hope this translates anyway! Thank you to [personal profile] bironic for beta, encouragement, and this quote: "Hulk is suspicious of magicians."

Part of Me from Dee Laundry on Vimeo.

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Sherlock S3 E1

Just had my first time trying a livestream over the internet, and the experience was pretty good. Couple of laggy points, but that was expected, so overall satisfaction: high.

(Except the player had a pause button, which caused a blow-up each of the three times I forgot I wasn't watching a DVD and tried to pause. Oops.)

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House/Wilson Fics by Various Folks

Happy End to 2013! In case anyone wanted to leave this year (or start the next) reading House/Wilson fics, here are some of the older ones from my Memories... ones you might have missed.

Will be adding to this throughout the day.

Conclusions by [personal profile] alazysod, PG-13.
Excessive Tape and Major Miracles by [profile] barely_bean, PG
Not Quite Kosher, by [profile] nutmeg4077, R.
Play to Win, by [personal profile] angelgazing, PG.
The One in Which House Marries Wilson (Or Possibly Doesn't), by Niq, PG-13.

Crazy by [personal profile] sua_lay, PG. Marked as crack but it really isn't. :)
The Visitor by [profile] genagirl, PG. Hee! Bonus awesome Cuddy.
Five Things... by [profile] simple__man, aka Nicky. If you haven't read everything by Nicky, PLEASE DO. Marvelous writer, and I'm not just saying that because he let me borrow one of his OCs. :)
Synchronicity by Sam_Storyteller (copperbadge), R.

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