I'm an expat fan who A) believes that a little mug of beer wouldn't do us any harm and B) likes big butts and cannot lie.

I'm currently living in Korea and devoting serious fan energy to LotR/The Hobbit. Oh, and I'm married to this guy.

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errandofmercy:

OH MY FUCK WHAT
GIMLI NO

errandofmercy:

OH MY FUCK WHAT

GIMLI NO

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Seriously seeing family and friends will be awesome, but I keep catching myself thinking of our imminent trip home as the count-down clock to eating all the things.

Here’s the must-eat check list so far:

  • Dim sum (gotta be from Hollywood East Cafe)
  • That pumpkin dish from Afghan Grill
  • Banh mi (although it looks like our favorite place closed ;_;)
  • Rockfish, wild-caught if I can find it
  • Chipotle
  • Trashy Tex-Mex and margaritas 
  • Salvadoran (oh god pupusas nnngggh I have missed you)
  • The veggie noodle soup from the fresh noodle place
  • Oysters (probably twice; I have to hit Black’s but I also want to drink overpriced cocktails and do oyster shooters somewhere where the cool kids hang out)
  • OMG ROTI, ROTI
  • Genuine Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, with a mess of Old Bay and butter
  • Indian food
  • The di Mare at Pizzeria Paradiso (Two Amy’s is okay but overrated)
  • And of course, Quarry House for pub quiz, the veggie burger, and possibly the last great beer I’ll have for the next couple of years
I’m confused. Where are the pearly gates, because this is obviously heaven.

I’m confused. Where are the pearly gates, because this is obviously heaven.

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A doodle from work today: my favorite DS9 canon/headcanon bisexuals (minus mirrorverse, because the paper was only so big).
I’m thinking about scraping together the past year’s worth of doodles and unfinished drawings to foist on you all while we’re moving over the next couple of weeks. I’m sure you guys would, uh, love them.

A doodle from work today: my favorite DS9 canon/headcanon bisexuals (minus mirrorverse, because the paper was only so big).

I’m thinking about scraping together the past year’s worth of doodles and unfinished drawings to foist on you all while we’re moving over the next couple of weeks. I’m sure you guys would, uh, love them.

You guys.

There is a “Live Oak Society,” where all the members are huge living oak trees.

According to their webpage, “Only one human is permitted in the Live Oak Society, according to the by-laws of the Society. That person is the chairman, and she is responsible for registering and recording the Live Oak Society members.”

Finished my thank you letters for my co-teachers, an emotionally draining affair. My last week of work in Korea starts tomorrow!

Finished my thank you letters for my co-teachers, an emotionally draining affair. My last week of work in Korea starts tomorrow!

Wow. Turns out “Indiscretion” is the first Ziyal episode, arguably an important plot point, but legit the only thing I remembered from it was Dukat got a stalagmite in his butt.

I think I should be hired to write Netflix summaries.

So we just watched “Far Beyond the Stars” and got really emotional and depressed, so ichijoukenichiro was like, hey, why don’t we watch that episode where Kira and Dukat get stuck on that planet.

Neither of us could think of the name, so I Googled “DS9 Dukat gets a rock in his ass” and viola! First hit! “Indiscretion”!

thudworm:

mckittericks:

drunkthorinbrokenshield:

You can’t simply have one favourite Star Trek episode

This is:

A) Verifiability the truth

and

B) The inspiration for a 30 minute long debate between ichijoukenichiro and me about the best Star Trek episodes. All that can be said about it is that we agreed…

Between episodes like “In the Pale Moonlight” and “Far Beyond the Stars” DS9 is easily my favourite Trek series.
I probably couldn’t pick a definite favourite episode, but I can say with certainty it would be a DS9 one.

Jesus “Far Beyond the Stars” was so effen good.

DS9 tried a couple of different ways to address contemporary social inequality, which is hard when you supposedly are living in a future without it (at least in the Federation), but “Far Beyond” really really hit it, poignantly, painfully, perfectly.

Especially compared to episodes like “Past Tense,” which tried to address contemporary issues but just came off as being a little too heavy-handed (imho), “Far Beyond” gets in perfectly. I think it works because it relies more heavily on Avery Brooks’ acting ability instead of convoluted time-travel plots. He just kills it,  you feel that pain with him, at the end you’re there in the deep unfairness of that one moment after a lifetime of unfairness, and even the sort of hokey parallelism/meta commentary isn’t enough to take you out of his pain in that moment.

Ugh okay okay clearly it is a time for a DS9 rewatch night!

drunkthorinbrokenshield:

You can’t simply have one favourite Star Trek episode

This is:

A) Verifiability the truth

and

B) The inspiration for a 30 minute long debate between ichijoukenichiro and me about the best Star Trek episodes. All that can be said about it is that we agreed Nog is one of the best representations of cross-cultural identities in the Star Trek universe (see especially: “Treachery, Faith, and the Great River”), and that I desperately need to rewatch “In the Pale Moonlight”… yet again.

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Jeezy Creezy.

So I’ve been emailing a lot with my dad, trying to find a good time to meet up when we’re back in the States. He’s been gossiping/talking shit about my siblings and their kids, which is hilarious, but in this latest email, he trash-talks my mom’s current husband (who he has met all of twice!).

Like, no, dad, no. He’s a good dude. Don’t be that guy, dad.

So I haven’t actually signed up for the Hobbit Reverse Bang because I’ve been struggling with art lately, but finally today I got a sketch to work!

But now looking at it I’m worrying that it is weird and/or an unfortunate example of Orientalism. I mean, we’ve got a bare-chested, necklace-festooned, fake-sitar-playing Thorin and a Thranduil in what is absolutely Persian women’s garb.

Should I scratch this picture, or am I just being over-sensitive?

Gimli visits Jeju-do, from top to bottom/left to right:

  1. Gimli arrives at Busan Station. Huzzah!
  2. This weird vase at Busan Airport caught Gimli’s eye.
  3. Break time, hiking up a misty Mount Halla
  4. Jeju Loveland really scandalized Gimli.
  5. At the Jungmun Resort, Gimli poses with some dol hareubang.
  6. Gimli barely escapes with his life at Yeomiji Botanical Gardens.
  7. Gimli takes a well-deserved rest at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong.

Successfully made it to Jeju and back! Climbed a volcano (or tried to), went through a lava tube, hit the beach, got sunburnt, and made some truly questionable meal choices.

Eventually I’ll post some real pictures, but first (and more importantly), I want to pull together the pictures of Gimli we took around the island.

Lolita dwarves: 5/13, Bofur
I have not given up on these! Up next is Fili and Kili together, but they’re not really cooperating (big surprise).

Lolita dwarves: 5/13, Bofur

I have not given up on these! Up next is Fili and Kili together, but they’re not really cooperating (big surprise).