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I've been rereading some old comics, taking advantage of the last of my days off before I'm back at work on Monday. I came across this today. I'd seen it before, but it really seems to do a great job of giving a visual representation of how Matt 'sees' the world, much better than the radar sense panels you get more often. Not that I dislike those of course, though I'm not a huge fan of the radar sense - I much prefer the way Matt seems to experience the world in the series. They do mention the radar sense a few pages later, and there are bits of it here too, but mixed in with everything else, which is nice. I think this is kind of an intro to the character for people new to him, and a reintroduction for people coming in from the previous series.

For context, this is from a short, extra story in Daredevil 1 (2011). This is the series that followed the one that ended with Shadowland, which was very dark. Matt has come back determined to be happy and optimistic, and Foggy is... unsure about it.

I love this because there's just so much going on there, the birds wings, the sound, and/or perhaps scent of the woman's hair, the fumes from the car, the smell of the dog mess, people talking, the (pizza?) on the back of the motorcycle, music from someone's iPod... It just seems like a nice representation of all the stuff he is constantly aware of just in his everyday life.



Sunday, 20 March 2016 15:14
prepare4trouble: (n&m sign)
So, I finished season 2.

From what I'm reading online, the reactions I'm having are being echoed by everyone.

Here be spoilers )

5 to go

Friday, 18 March 2016 23:48
prepare4trouble: (n&m sign)
I can almost -almost- breathe properly again. Funny how it didn't start to feel like a chest infection til after I started the antibiotics.

Anyway, 8 eps in (and then went back to 1&2 watching with my family) and oh my God it's amazing.

Bed, will finish it tomorrow.


Monday, 14 March 2016 23:17
prepare4trouble: (monk)
I'm ill. With the chesty cough, runny nose, achey muscles, itchy eyes and almost definitely going to lose my voice lurgy. I started last night and has been getting progressively worse ever since. Which really sucks because I'm running the branch tomorrow, and I've got to drive to Leeds for a course on Wednesday, so there's not going to be a lot of chance to sit around under a blanket shivering against a hot water bottle.

In other news, out internet and phone line aren't working. They've been funny since the end of last week but it was meant to be fixed by the end of today and it isn't. The say tomorrow now, but I'm getting nervous it's still going to be down on Friday. Thank goodness for the ability to tether my phone, but I'm rinsing my data and probably I can't use it to watch too many episodes of Daredevil when it lands. Crap crap crap.

Right, bed. Fingers crossed I'm better tomorrow.

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Sunday, 13 March 2016 08:42
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Well, so much for posting more often!

I was going back over old (old, old) blog entries last night in an attempt to figure out when we did certain things, trying to like of piece together a timeline of holidays we've been on, when my brother moved in and out, when my sister was here with her boyfriend, stuff like that. It was (unsurprisingly) really useful to be able to just read it all. So I should really update more offen because 10 years from now I might be trying to do the same thing.

Also, just because I want to.

We are officially less than a week away from the new season of Daredevil! I'm so ridiculously excited! I'm also pretty pissed off that I'm working next Saturday, which ruins my plans to stay up really late Friday night watching it, then roll out of bed whenever on Saturday and resume. Never mind, I'm determined to get through the whole season before the following Friday when I'm off to Disneyland in Paris.

It's my first time there. I'm going with my mum and my niece. My sister is staying home with the new baby because she thinks it's be too difficult to be there with a two month old. She's probably right. Shame though. But she did go last year and I didn't.

I'm writing fanfic again! I've squeezed out a couple a few months ago, but for some reason it felt like a struggle and I couldn't concentrate to work on my longer fic, suddenly it seems to be working again. In even accepting kink meme prompts again. But be something to do with the looming next season.

I went it last night and saw Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot at city hall. I was real near the front, like row 3. It was an amazing show. I mean, I thought their last one was good, but this was fantastic. They did a lot of Beautiful South songs, but a few of their own too. Then two encores, during the first one, a load of massive balloons (like two meters wide) were thrown into the audience and we were all hitting them around, then we got showered with gold confetti, which I just found a bit of sticking to my face this morning. Oops!

Well, better get out of bed. I take my niece to karate on a Sunday. I wish I hadn't stayed up til 2 after the show. But I'm pretty thankful I managed to stop myself after 3 glasses of wine!

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:45
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Also, my resisting buying comics has been rewarded. The marvel Gods came through for me by providing not just Superior Iron Man #3 (You guys, it's so good! I should totally start getting comics again! (oh, wait, wasn't the point not to...?)), but also the next Daredevil, Hawkeye, Deadpool and Hawkeye vs Deadpool and I;m sure there was something else too. Basically, I'm in comic reading heaven.

Daredevil #16

Saturday, 27 June 2015 00:12
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Over on the DD Kinkmeme everyone's going nuts over #16. I don't read the comics. I mean, I do, but I read them on Marvel Unlimited, which puts me quite a bit behind the actual comics. And everyone is just going crazy wanting to know what happens next, so I know that if I buy it I'll only be just as frustrated and worried as they are, and then I'll have to buy the next one when it comes out, and the next and the next, because that's just how it works, but I still really really want to get it. And because I'm working tomorrow, I'll be very close to Amazing Fantasy and I have an hour lunch break. But I can't start buying comics again. I just can't afford to. Literally. But then I'm thinking it's only one title. But it was only one title back in the early 90s and the huge pile of bagged and boarded issues of every X-men comic between then (plus a little further back) up till about 2011 demonstrates my lack of self control.

Do. Not. Do. It.

I still might...

Nope. Will not.

I don't think.

Hopefully Marvel Unlimited will update with something good on Monday to make up for my amazing feat of self control. Like maybe Superior Iron Man #3...

Fingers crossed...

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Friday, 5 June 2015 22:32
prepare4trouble: (bon cop bad cop)
I think the series of fic writing/reading related late nights finally caught up with me last night, because there I was watching Daredevil with my mum (we do that on a Thursday now, it;s become a thing. We watch an episode. My dad watches the episode round at my sister while babysitting and I;m still pretending I haven't seen them yet) and I fell asleep. Full on fell asleep, for about half an hour, right in the middle of ep 6. Haha oops. Luckily I didn't snore or anything! So I got myself an early night last night (sort of, it was like 11), and I feel about ten times better. I must have been sleep deprived and not realized.

I'm working tomorrow, which is annoying because of the whole working an a Saturday means standing up for 8 hours and straining my back thing, but on the plus side, once I've got through that I'm off for two weeks. I'm going down to Norfolk with most of the family for a week - in a caravan. Five adults, one four year old and a dog. We'll see how that goes... - and then spending the following week basking in the fact that I don't have to do anything. Hopefully I'll get some more stuff written. I have to pack on Sunday because I;m super disorganized for some reason and I haven;t even thought about what to take. I really want to get another chapter of Fine but not Fine posted before I go, but it;s not quite there yet and I don't know if it will be. I;m taking my laptop with me anyway though, and hopefully there'll be wifi. If not, I can tether my macbook to my iPhone so I won;t be without internet. I'll get it posted somehow.

I should probably try to get another early night.
Hahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaaaa Yeah, right.

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015 00:04
prepare4trouble: (n&m sign)
I;m at work tomorrow. I need somebody to tell me to stop pressing refresh on the Daredevil kinkmeme and get the hell to bed. Or at least work on my own story because at least I'd be doing something productive.

And done

Thursday, 14 May 2015 00:39
prepare4trouble: (Def Leppard)
So, those last six minutes were worth the wait. Avocados at law alone was worth the wait!

So it looks like they're all reasonably happy and still no longer arguing, Fisk may be waiting for a year in jail before he even goes to trial, which might (but probably won't, considering how much backstory they had pumped into him - dude had more backstory than Foggy and that's just unfair) put him out of action in the next series. No doubt something else will go hideously wrong by the time 201 hits, but for now things are relatively calm and normal, which is the perfect backdrop for all kinds of fanfic. Thank goodness they didn't leave us with a nasty cliffhanger.

Bring on the fic...
prepare4trouble: (evil genius)
...but I'm possibly going to download that photo editing software just as soon as I decide whether the free online one my dad recommended is any good.

So, I was so close to finishing the series, I watched eps 9-13 today, but I was like six minutes from the end of the last episode and my dad came home from the pub. Yeah I know that's not a major problem, but it kinda is, for two reasons. Firstly, he's still back on episode 3 and I don't want him to watch the end of the last one yet(!) and secondly I've not mentioned that I've binged the entire series because when TV obsessions hit, he tends to be a bit of an ass about it.

So before I go to bed, I'm going to watch the last six minutes of that episode, but then having watched the full series I'm going to have two urges, The first and strongest will be to write a load of fic, and the second will be to start the series again from the beginning. Though, I might watch it in German or Spanish the second time around, just for the hell of it. I love that feature on Netflix. The re-watching obviously won't happen today, but the fic... well I'm at work tomorrow but I only have so much self control, you know..?

I'm neglecting my Lost Boys fics. And I have new chapters of stories that I haven't read yet. I feel a bit bad about that. Tomorrow I;m definitely going to read and post some reviews of them.

In completely unrelated news, I got my 6th Audible token today. since I downgraded my subscription, that is the most I can have at any one time, so I really need to buy something and I can't find anything right now that sounds interesting because literally all I want to do is read Daredevil fanfic and before that all I was doing was reading and writing Lost Boys fanfic. I'm just gonna have to choose something random I guess.
prepare4trouble: (rule it)
I need a Daredevil icon. I also need some decent photo editing software to allow me to make one. The problem with switching from PC to Mac is that I can't use the one I had before, and I have no idea what is good. There are some in the app store, I'll have to check them out.

Dammit. I've done it again, gone and gotten obsessed with a new TV show. So I've spent most of the day reading fanfic, pressing refresh on the fic meme and generally building up the obsession. I've still only watched the first three episodes. I'm trying to take it slow and savour them, but that's not going to last too much longer. It's only because the weather was so nice today that I've been sitting in the garden that I haven't watched the rest of them already.

The fic in the fandom is so damn good too. Some of it seriously puts me to shame. It makes for seriously addictive reading. I think my favourite character is going to be Foggy, which doesn't bode well for him because I do love to torture my favorites in fanfic horrors...

I'd better watch the full series before I write anything else though... she says as she scours the meme for more plot bunnies...

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Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:28
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
I'd forgotten what its like to post in a popular fandom. Within half an hour I have 41 views, 6 kudos and a comment on AO3. Thats more than I get after a month on most Lost Boys fics.

It's totally late. I should sleep...

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Sunday, 10 May 2015 01:04
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
I've been hanging out all day on the Daredevil kinkememe. I really shouldn't have watched it, because not I'm hooked, and i"m only three episodes in. This show pushes literally all of my buttons. I have already filled one request and posted one myself. Oh dear. I have Lost Boys fic to write. I need to concentrate...

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Friday, 8 May 2015 20:21
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
I feel kind of crappy. Exhausted and headachey and generally lethargic and rubbish. I've been trying to write, but I just can't concentrate. So then I wound up browsing the internet for DVDs, and I discovered that the 2nd season of Regenesis is out in Italy. So I bought it. It has an English soundtrack though. But there are no other seasons, depressingly. I wonder if I still have the episodes on my old hard drive. I'll have to have a look.

But not right now. I'm finally going to sit down and watch Daredevil...


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