Oceans - Reuben
So this coming week marks my one-month anniversary for moving across the country to the DC area. Some basic observations:

1. False advertising. It is not warmer here than it is in Montana. I protest greatly, get on with the warmer weather please. A solid week above 35F would be most welcome, to start.

2. Living without a car is at once easier and harder than I imagined. Thank goodness for smart phones; they're a huge life saver for me. And I just signed up for Zipcar, so hopefully that'll help with the "how can I get groceries and fresh produce in a manner that won't take me five hours of commuting while WMATA works on the trains" problem I keep running into. (Downside of my new apartment--it's close to the metro but not super close to any grocery stores.)

3. I love being around so much history. I miss my mountains, and I haven't had a chance to explore the area a ton because I haven't felt like braving the cold, but the walking I do in my daily commute gives me some great history, anyway.

4. I love my job. It's already driving me crazy in some regards, but it's a good kind of crazy for the most part. (I get to go to LA next month for a conference, so at least I should get a little warmer weather out of the chaos that has come because of the reasons for this trip.)

5. It still blows me away that three months ago this wasn't even on my radar; two months ago I was just finding out about this opportunity. And here I am. It's been a crazy few months, I tell you what, but God is good.

6. In a couple hours I'm going to meet up with a group of strangers and attempt to begin learning parkour. So we'll see how that goes. (ETA: I'm still alive. It was fun. I doubt I'll be able to raise my arms tomorrow, though.)

Musings

Transformers - Bee Sam
We're currently en route toward taking my sister--the youngest of my immediate family--to college. 

Where has the time gone? In my head she's still 10, even though she's driving right now. 

Also, South Dakota is, as always, vast and pretty empty. I kind of like it. 

Reason #3 Why September Will Be Awesome

Psych - FTW
New Mumford & Sons music!



(Someday I will post a life update and let you know what's going on with me besides the fact that I'm alive. Today will most likely not be that day.)

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Avengers
So I'm at work and don't have time to cross-post this, but Marvel has officially released a timeline of events in the cinematic movieverse that lays out the events of all the movies leading up to the Avengers. Most of the events take place within a week; surprisingly, Captain America was stretched out over three years. (I had been thinking around a year to a year and a half.) Very useful for fic writers, I think.

Feel free to cross-post this to relevant communities; otherwise, I'll do this when I get home tonight. :)
Avengers
I saw this movie three times in three days, so it's about time I start writing a little fic.

Title: And I'm all alone (and the fire grows)
Fandom: Avengers (2012)
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Largely gen (mildly implied Tony/Pepper)
Spoilers: ALL THE SPOILERS. I am not kidding.
Length: Approx. 700 words.
Notes: Written for The Avengers Comment Ficathon. Summary behind cut for sake of spoilers. Title comes from The Silent Comedy's "Bartholomew," which is also my current obsession. Also available at A03.

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Tee hee

Avengers
For your Friday afternoon humor, I present: The Avengers Assemble... on Facebook.

Highlight: the poll responses to Nick Fury's question of "Who Would Win in a Fight?"

(Warnings for language. No movie spoilers that I know of.)

Happy Easter!

Inception - Notebook
May you all have a blessed Sunday! <3

"Do not be afraid. I (Christ) am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades."
-Revelation 1:17-18

"Christ, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord
to the glory of God the Father."
-Philippians 2:6-11

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Avengers - Team
I now have an AO3. So if you like to bookmark fics there, you're welcome to bookmark mine. I've only got a couple up so far, but I'll be adding them slowly but surely.

I'll post a life update eventually. But all's well for me. :)

May the Fourth be with you

Psych - FTW
Just bought tickets for the midnight premiere of The Avengers. Happy (very) early birthday to me! 

Is it May yet? Now? NOW?
Avengers
I'm sure most everyone will be seeing this on their F-lists about 8 times over the next day or two, but it's worth watching several times over, IMHO.

Put me in the Son's light, and I will glow in the dark.

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