yakalskovich: The Nazgul and I in nun costumes at Kaltenberg posing with a bloke dressed as Jack Sparrow (Jack Sparrow makes nuns happy!)
So, after Wikipedia threw a major spoiler at me as I wwas looking up the SH episodes this morning because how could that have been the finale already -- I am going to do a running commentary on this because I'm worried now...

Cut for spoilers -- the usual deal )
yakalskovich: (Cooking with Hannibal Lecter)
I wrote a Milliways fic about Hannibal playing chess with Dracula and remembering his first visist to Paris that is pertinent to all the things, among them the de-aging plot that started in Milliways tonight.

It contains headcanon which is just an open invitation to be Jossed, but never mind...
yakalskovich: (Lupus in fabula)
You know you lost control of your brain to your Shakespearean character if you check back on the last tag because you can't remember if you'd done the grammar for 'thou' properly and want to amend, having written it in passing while unfucking your habitat, and discover that yes, of course, you have done so without thinking because 'thou' is now default.-
yakalskovich: (Lupus in fabula)
I thoroughly enjoy playing Poins. He's grown on me like Teja or Urquhart did before, or Sooty at the very beginning. Antinoos (surprisingly, to me) failed to do that, but Poins prevailed.-
yakalskovich: (Lupus in fabula)
... occurs when you use 'thou' and 'you' in the same sentence, indicating singular and plural. I have an advantage here, though, because I use 'du' and 'ihr' every day in German that way.-
yakalskovich: (Medieval)
So, after last night's election in the USA, I have this cheerful political goddess in my head going hornfingers all over because the brokenness of the system and all those shitty voting computers couldn't steal the election this time, and all the shady creeps were thwarted. After all, her canon is all about voting computers and why they are a Bad Thing. She is making atrocious jokes in my head about people being fired because the dubious fix in Ohio didn't work out after all. Her own Xanatos gambit in canon started in Florida, so she's quietly cackling to herself that Florida STILL didn't get its stuff together.

And then, I have this dead Ostrogoth king being grimly satisfied at the defeat of wishful thinking this linked article declares, and finding his view of 'fate' mirrored in the facts-and-faith dichotomy of it. The world is all that which is the case, what has happened stays happened, and people have to deal with it instead of flailing and acting entitled. Nobody is entitled to their version of reality. Nobody is entitled to ANYTHING except that which is granted in laws and contracts, and if those aren't kept, you can sue in due process. All the rest just clouds your vision and makes you unable to deal with what's coming -- and while there is never any guarantee, it is better to go with the most likely event, and prepare accordingly. Sandy could have pulled an Irene, but it's better to prepare for an Irene than face a Sandy unprepared. Same goes for intricate mathematical projections of likely election outcomes, so the pity for dramatically sore losers is limited. That's what Teja is about, actually: his idea of 'fate' combines the 'that-which-is-the-case' type of fact-set, plus a very likely projection of the immediate future, growing uncanny by adding an complete lack of wishful thinking when facts + accurate projections clearly tell otherwise. Teja, although 'conservative' to the bone, would very much approve of the suddenly restored good political sense of those strange people in the Lands Beyond The Sea.

I think they both get an EP tonight where they can get the chance to voice those opinions to all comers, and to drink to Obama's victory. Poins can be hung over for a change and shut up with the blank verse already so I have the brainwidth for my political pups.-
yakalskovich: The Nazgul and I in nun costumes at Kaltenberg posing with a bloke dressed as Jack Sparrow (Jack Sparrow makes nuns happy!)
[personal profile] essayel was poking around some historical database of soldiers for names, and found

John Poynes, Archer, under Lord Edward Despenser, serving the earl of Cambridge on the expedition to France in 1375


We totally agreed that this must have been Ned Poins' father -- that is, if Poins had been historical and not just a fictional character made up by Shakespeare.

Sal suggested the elder Poins (Poynes -- spelling optional) possibly survived that war and fathered Ned during a moment's inattention in a whorehouse in Gravesend, but I find Poins comes over more like a legitimate son of an moderately wealthy man, because a sister is mentioned whom he needs to get married to somebody -- and if that's his business, even only theoretically to joke about it, then he's not illegitimate. Some of the archers were very well to do, Sal said, and I guess Ned squandered his inheritance, which means his father would already be dead.  He inherited what that archer brought home from the war, wasted it all on cheap wine and cheerful company, and by the time of the play, he's just stuck in Eastcheap, living for the moment, with nothing to go back to and nothing to look forwards to.

It rhymes with what I have been surmising about Poins so far, but being the son of one of Despenser's archers is much more tangible.-
yakalskovich: (Reality is a rotten place to be)
... or maybe the Mocha. Something like that.

In a noncomittal 'sandbox' game* on DreamWidth, I put up a post set in a noncomittal café, anybody welcome, but especially OCs from other games, especially especially if the game is defunct and we miss the charries.

Seeing Russell Brand preform at the Olympics Closing Ceremony on Sunday, I realised how much I miss Andras Toth from Morningstar Manor, so he's the one I'm going to play in there...


* I crossposted to [community profile] panfandomsandbox as well, but if you're from the good old MM and feel like airing out one of your charries, let's keep to M_M so we find each other there, if we want to...
yakalskovich: (Lady Loki)
We don't have a milliquotes any more, do we? Then I have to quote Debi's Leah Ross from the Hogwarts AU here, because that was the funniest tag I got in a long while:

"Blimey, Lokes. Not all of us get our rocks off with the exam equivalent of hiding behind a door and shouting boo."

[[from here]]

Lego!Tamara

Apr. 8th, 2012 11:55 pm
yakalskovich: The Nazgul and I in nun costumes at Kaltenberg posing with a bloke dressed as Jack Sparrow (Jack Sparrow makes nuns happy!)
The Nazgul just alerted me to the fact that Tamara exist as an official Lego figure. (We are watching PotC4 on DVD.)





My life is now complete...
yakalskovich: (Mummy smurf)
Here those that might be interested find a review of a new biography on Niccolo Machiavelli, and how relevant he is for today's political discourse.

Excuse the rough machine translation; but actually, we have come far since the early days when Altavista's Babelfish was more of a joke than a tool. The neologism of the headline is somewhat lost, though -- that's 'de-networking'.
yakalskovich: (Lupus in fabula)
1 -- This:



Seems that happens a lot around the circles of people I'm in.

2 -- Character bleed. No, not just the AU version of Sherlock who's trying to troll Antinoos in this thread, with varied success, as Antinoos is a bit too jaded as an urbane citizen of the Roman empire in its heyday to be much impressed with new deities and tales of far-away countries. He's been to the faraway countries, and sampled new cults the way you'd savour the cuisine of your holiday destination. A certain barbarian from a few centuries later would have been much more impressed when he was new. And in fact, it was that barbarian (in his current Milli!incarnation) who gave me the character bleed today. I was having chai latte with the Nazgul in the usual drama coffee shop, and the drama of the day was two teenagers of apparently different gender snogging and canoodling in a corner near to us. They were canoodling quite intense, and even when the Nazgul got out her shinai to fiddle with it, they didn't even notice it. What's a bamboo sword when you can poke each other strategically through your clothes? In any case, I had this Milliways security member in my head chomping at the bit to interfere, and I went 'This is not our jurisdiction' and 'We don't have a Security badge and a battle axe here!' at that headvoice over and over again, assuring him that even if the Nazgul's bamboo sword was a real katana, it's not our business what these kids do. Even if they'd taken off all their clothes and proceeded to bonk all over the coffee shop's nice big brown leather ottomans, it wouldn't have been my business...

But it was irritating, not for the nigh-bonkage as such, but for reminding that headvoice (= entity that is part of me) that it's not my business.
yakalskovich: (Teja)
Here's a link to a good summary of the edges I've been negotiating with Teja and his canon (and its historical implications, which are only getting re-evaluated very recently):

How to be a fan of problematic things
yakalskovich: (Teja)
This is totally Count the cat from Milliways when he was young...
yakalskovich: (Teja)


Here in Prien, there is a street named for the author of Teja's canon!

Turns out he used to spend many summers in this area while he lived in Munich, and later on, he even wrote a short historical novel about it, which I have promptly found online at Projekt Gutenberg (German version, of course) and have now started reading. It's billed as a 'short novel from the migration era' (just like the infamous 'Gelimer'), and I can't say anything about it as I have only just started reading it...
yakalskovich: (Mun and pups)
After that wonderful Hogwarts AU for Milliways and Mixed Muses characters that Debi and I thought up and Debi ran in [livejournal.com profile] mixed_muses last weekend, for over a thousand tags?

There is proposed permanence or at least continuation, worked out by [livejournal.com profile] innerbrat, Grey, Kippur, July and me.

If you enjoyed it, reblog and pass it on! If you're not in Milliways, you're of course welcome as well. I don't know how long it'll last, but it was tremendous fun last weekend...



**considers apping a Wizarding World version of Andras, too**
yakalskovich: (Mermaid)
The mermaid seems to be a resounding success...
yakalskovich: (OT3)


**will be in his bunk**

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