kangeiko: artic ice with the sun in the background, and a sledge being dragged by dogs (TG adventure)
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Trying to be better about posting here rather than just getting very excited about the new comm we launched ( [community profile] retrof1, in case people are that way inclined).

So today is when the realisation hit of just how much work I still have to do, despite the huge, huge effort of the last few weeks. It feels completely insurmountable. Also not helped by people buggering off at 4.30pm on the dot, which makes me feel like an idiot for working well past 10pm most evenings trying tog et stuff done. I just - I fly back from Iraq tomorrow evening, and there is still so much to do, and I asked people to work a little later this evening and it was like I'd demanded a kidney. I'm really not impressed. Come on, people - I'm here to help, but not to do your jobs for you.

Anyway, I suppose it's out of my hands. I'm doing the best I can, and the best I can manage is... well, it's not ideal, at any rate. But it's better than nothing, anyway.

Meanwhile, I've been reading the New Who adventures and feeling very meh about the ones I've read thus far. I'm currently halfway through Transit by Ben Aaaronovich and feeling v uninterested in it. My desire to quit is mitigated by the fact that it's either that, or Foucault's Pendulum, and I don't have enough brain space left for Eco at the moment.

I think I'm going to treat myself to a stay in the airport lounge on my flight back. Six hours in Amman, and on no sleep - should be another fun flight. :/

Date: 2015-04-01 04:17 pm (UTC)
aris_tgd: Dureena from Crusade, text: "Thief" (Dureena-thief)
From: [personal profile] aris_tgd
I'm so sorry you're not enjoying Transit. I really loved it, but I think I fell in love with his worldbuilding and with Kadiatu right off. It was a disappointment not to have Ace along, but the retro-cyberpunk really reeled me in.

And I hope your travel goes smoothly and safely!

Date: 2015-04-02 03:26 am (UTC)
aris_tgd: Lathe of Heaven, quote from Hamlet on bad dreams (Lathe of Heaven bad dreams)
From: [personal profile] aris_tgd
Ahh, yeah, I am a cyberpunk fan and have been since picking up a copy of Gibson's "Burning Chrome", so the whole bizarre world with the great transit system just went right in the middle of my strike zone. Also I knew Ace wasn't there going in, so I was braced ahead of time.

That is a terrific reason to watch Ace episodes. Really, any reason is a terrific reason to watch Ace episodes. Aaaaaaaaaaace! (Why do I not have any Ace icons? Need to fix that.)

Date: 2015-04-03 06:16 am (UTC)
aris_tgd: Technomage Galen, "Wizard" (Galen wizard)
From: [personal profile] aris_tgd
Yes, the slightly anachronistic future is sort of a thing in cyberpunk--or at least, 90s cyberpunk. Which is where the genre really started. So everything that feels weirdly anachronistic and clunky feels like classic cyberpunk to me, instead of just... anachronistic and clunky.

I like steampunk in theory, but I haven't found any that does it for me either--I feel like if you don't use steampunk to critique the imperialism inherent in the system, you're not doing your job properly. It's got punk right in the name! I am writing a ridiculous steampunk fanfic novel and I keep telling myself I need to read more era-appropriate Anarchist work...

Anyway. ACE. ACE IS THE BOMB. If I have to pick a favorite Doctor/Companion team, it's Seven and Ace. I may be as fond of Two as I am of Seven, but Seven and Ace make me so happy.

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