ithildin
13 April 2014 @ 04:56 pm
Been writing  
900 words into my series take on Winter Soldier. Only thing is that Bruce and 'Kermit' want to be included, and I know so little about the Hulk, that I'm not sure I can incorporate him into a story with action/violence/mayhem. I don't know the 'rules', I guess.
 
 
ithildin
13 April 2014 @ 12:27 pm
Series End of HIMYM  
We finally saw this and.... Read more... )
 
 
ithildin
12 April 2014 @ 11:47 am
'At the Edge of Heaven (07/??)  
I've posted Chapter Seven ~ The Swift Fading of Hope, on AO3.
 
 
ithildin
12 April 2014 @ 11:35 am
All the fic  
Like lots of others, after seeing Winter Soldier, I wanted to write!! And I have a story, sort of, in my head with Tony, Bruce, and Charlotte and.... argh! But one issue is that the story will need to utilize happenings I haven't written yet (Like the Isla de Meurta story), but I'm sure I can work around it. Maybe a few flashbacks.... First off though, a second viewing of Cap II so I can get the timeline more firmly set in my memory. Then maybe writing. And then there's the Mag 7 SHIELD WIP I need to finish, though I need to do some serious reconsidering where it's going after what happened in the movie. I haven't been Jossed, but definitely need to rework some things. And I need to take my stupid Notary test this weekend as my license expires on Monday. Utah makes you start from scratch each time, retake the test, resubmit all the paperwork.... Bleah. But it's one of the requirements for my job. So at least they pay for it all.
 
 
ithildin
08 April 2014 @ 07:04 pm
I'm Back!  
Had an awesome holiday, and will never catch up on LJ, or anywhere else for that matter. So let me know anything I absolutely must know. Saw Cap II, and loved it!! And considering I like Steve well enough, but he's not Tony or Loki, that's saying something :D More later!
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ithildin
30 March 2014 @ 07:02 pm
'Ghosts of the Aesir' (04/??)  
Title: Ghosts of the Aesir ~ Chapter 4: It Takes a Ninja
Rating: PG13
Notes: WIP, the second installment of a modern day AU where the guys are members of a SHIELD team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the sequel to 'One Day in Puente Antiguo'.
Character(s): Chris Larabee, Buck Wilmington, Vin Tanner, Ezra Standish, JD Dunne, Nathan Jackson, Josiah Sanchez, Maude Standish, Orrin Travis, Loki, Melinda May, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Victoria Hand, Nick Fury.
Summary: SHIELD Team Seven knows that Ezra Standish has a story to tell, but the truth may surprise all of them.
 
 
ithildin
29 March 2014 @ 05:13 pm
Upcoming Holiday  
Nin and I leave Monday for a week in earthquake plagued Southern California. Yay. We're spending three days in San Diego, where we will hook up with Roberta, then drive up to Anaheim to meet up with the rest of the Ladies Assemble gang for three days in Disneyland and Captain America II. I decided to try out an Instagram account for photos, if you'd like to follow our travels.
 
 
ithildin
24 March 2014 @ 07:41 pm
I hate that  
A mutual friend on LJ has deleted her account, and now I'm worried about her. I just hate the not knowing. Anyone else know [profile] engraceable and what may have happened to her?
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ithildin
22 March 2014 @ 02:14 pm
Giving up the dish  
Well, we did it, Nin and I canceled Dish Network. Since I'd never been able to get them to come move my dish so the neighbour's tree in spring/summer didn't block my signal, and the many rate increases (for mostly channels I never watched), we decided to try out just using Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, and an over the air antenna for a few weeks. Guess what? We didn't miss the dish. And $$$$ saved! So far, so good. Will see how we're liking it six months from now.
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ithildin
17 March 2014 @ 06:41 pm
'At the Edge of Heaven (06/??)  
I've posted Chapter Six - Wildflowers & Wagers - to AO3.
 
 
ithildin
12 March 2014 @ 05:42 pm
Agents of SHIELD  
Loved this episode!

Spoilers.... Read more... )
 
 
ithildin
10 March 2014 @ 05:56 pm
Queen of Swords Fic  
I've finally started posting new chapters to At The Edge Of Heaven, my long languishing Queen of Swords story. The original four parts have been somewhat rewritten, and I posted a new chapter last night. It's not finished, but I do have four more chapters written. It's progress!
 
 
ithildin
06 March 2014 @ 06:58 am
More on this week's AoS  
Thanks to everyone who answered my question from the last post!

My other musings.... Read more... )
 
 
ithildin
04 March 2014 @ 09:32 pm
Tonight's AoS  
So I'm sure someone can explain the significance of tonight's reveal in regards to Coulson.

Read more... )
 
 
ithildin
01 March 2014 @ 04:22 pm
'Ghosts of the Aesir' (03/??)  
Title: Ghosts of the Aesir ~ Chapter 3: The Path That's Chosen
Rating: PG13
Notes: WIP, the second installment of a modern day AU where the guys are members of a SHIELD team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the sequel to 'One Day in Puente Antiguo'.
Character(s): Chris Larabee, Buck Wilmington, Vin Tanner, Ezra Standish, JD Dunne, Nathan Jackson, Josiah Sanchez, Maude Standish, Orrin Travis, Loki, Melinda May, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Victoria Hand, Nick Fury.
Summary: SHIELD Team Seven knows that Ezra Standish has a story to tell, but the truth may surprise all of them.
 
 
ithildin
26 February 2014 @ 08:54 pm
Dark World  
Got the Loki II DVD yesterday and we watched the One Shot and the deleted scenes. The One Shot - - oh, the possibilities! Loved it, and the during and after the credits scenes! Felt cheated by the deleted stuff, knowing that nearly an hour was cut from the final version by Disney /Marvel.
 
 
ithildin
24 February 2014 @ 07:36 pm
Another part  
Posted third part of Ghosts of the Aesir on AO3.
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ithildin
24 February 2014 @ 02:00 pm
Our Big SLC Weekend - now for T Hiddy  
So the main reason for our trip was to see T Hiddy, errr.. Tom Hiddleston, in Coriolanus. Which did happen, between all the eating and stuff :D

Friday night, we went to the Utah Symphony to see Natalie MacMaster perform. She was wonderful! And seven months pregnant, but she still danced around with her fiddle! It was a terrific performance. Saturday, the screening for Coriolanus started at 12:15, and Nin had out the walking direction via Google into her phone, and we couldn't find the theater!! I knew it was sold out, and really didn't want to be stuck in the front row because we were late. I brought up my ticket confirmation on my phone, and read the address, and turned out she'd entered 11 Broadway, not 111 [whew] So we arrive with plenty of time, get seats, and of course, tweeted. I'm pretty sure the majority of the audience were there to see Tom. The play started, and you could tell from the quiet that the audience was drawn in. The interval interview with the director had some amusing moments, where she admitted that Tom 'was passing sexy' Our audience busted up laughing at that. We really enjoyed the play. Great cast all around, and I loved the staging, and how they used lighting. It's amazing that we're able to see live theatre all the way from London in our own backyard. So glad we decided to make the trip! And thanks to the University of Utah, Tanner Humanities Centre, for making it possible.
 
 
ithildin
24 February 2014 @ 01:14 pm
Our Big SLC Weekend - the non Hiddles part  
We had a great time! We'd booked a really good package at the Hotel Monaco, which was right downtown, and we walked everywhere. The hotel was lovely, and other than an issue I had at check in (I'm not sure if it was a lack of training or truly hotel policy)(And yes, I'm fussy, I admit it. I grew up in a hotel, worked in them for years.) everything from there on out was terrific, even the creepy love LOL Here's the thing, I'd tweeted on our way about our first stay at that chain, and after we checked in, a room service waiter brought us a bowl of strawberries with a hand written card, welcoming us and thanking me for tweeting about them. Now, since I tweet under Ithildyn, I was rather impressed with their detective skills. In a follow up twitter convo, they said they were glad they'd guessed the right guest. Their motto's something like 'love at first stay', so I said it was kind of creepy love, but I truly did appreciate it the lovely surprise - and I love strawberries!

The hotel itself is a renovated old building, and they've done a great job. The room has a funky traditional vibe, and they make the most of the space. My only wish was that the rooms have real shower heads. I can only assume that due to the age of the building, they can't, so instead they have these handheld wands bolted to the wall. Made for a very awkward shower. The bathroom itself however, was huge! And the zebra print robe gave me a giggle.

There's a wine social in the lobby at 5 every evening, which was a lot of fun. On Saturday, the host had SLC Comic Con on his name plate, and since those are usually where they're from, I had to ask. He explained that their staff tags had their guilty pleasure under their name. And he apparently was one of the organizers of the Salt Lake City Comic con. He said Stan Lee was their guest last year. They also have their staff massage therapist available to do a five minute complimentary neck/shoulder massage. I took advantage on Saturday, and she did an amazing job, knowing without me saying a word how messed up my neck is. Oh, and Friday, the host had her dog, Jazzie with her, and I made several trips back to pet the pup. Such a nice change from where I work which bans all pets from property. (We used to be able to bring dogs for a visit, but we had an animal hater employee complain, and so it was ruined for everyone.)

The package came with a dining credit in their lounge, and since their whole restaurant menu is available there, we didn't feel like we missed trying out the restaurant itself. We had some amazing food! I think the highlights were the duck toast, the cheese plate (had that twice!), and the mussels. Amazed at the mussels - tried them even though I don't like fish or clams etc..., but the preparation sounded so good. Yum!! The service was spot on. Even though it was jammed on a Fri/Sat night, the servers instantly noticed when my drink was empty and came to see if I wanted another. We did eat in the restaurant for Sat. morning breakfast, and I had biscuits with spicy elf elk sausage gravy. OMG! So good!

So a great stay was had! I can definitely recommend staying at their property in SLC, and I can only assume that the other Kimpton properties are just as great.

We did a teensy bit of shopping at City Creek: Sephora! And we had dinner one night at an Asian place called The Naked Fish. Before we headed home yesterday, we had our obligatory farewell SLC lunch as Squatters Brewery, which was delicious as always.

All in all, a much more relaxing weekend than going to Vegas. I think it was worth the extra two hour's drive to go to SLC instead.
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ithildin
21 February 2014 @ 05:09 pm
And we're here  
Went to work for a few hours this morning and then Nin picked me up and we headed to Salt Lake City. Made good time, got checked in, and will be joining the wine social here in a bit. The hotel is right downtown, and within walking distance of everything we are doing this weekend. Tonight, we're going to see Natalie McMaster and the Utah symphony, and tomorrow is the long awaited viewing of Coriolanus! Squee!
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