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03 February 2016 @ 01:17 pm
Woe  
Possible TMI ahead, be warned.

I have been passing kidney stones since Friday night. Like, six of them of at least 3mm, and a lot of kidney 'sand'. And it is so unpleasant, it is not even funny. I am sick of it. And I still have renal colic.

As is my wont, I am looking for characters to give this problem to, because I like to write what I know. I feel like Howard Stark would be a good candidate for kidney stones.

On the bright side, Agent Carter remains really freakin' good, and the amount of time I've spent in the bathtub means I've breezed through two very enjoyable Sara Gruen books. And I've also picked up my Epic War Adventures story which I thought I'd run out of steam on.

But mostly, ouch. And ick.
 
 
 
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on February 3rd, 2016 08:32 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I hope you start to feel better soon! I'm so impressed you can look on the bright side and see it as a writing opportunity!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on February 4th, 2016 03:52 am (UTC)
My brain is always looking for a story to write, I guess. :-D I feel quite a bit better tonight, so I hope it holds out. Thank you!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on February 4th, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
Oh, man! I hope you begin to feel better soon. That sounds incredibly unpleasant.

But glad to hear you've got your media all sorted out. I've also been loving Agent Carter this season but haven't had any time to actually about it proper. But it's been great!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on February 4th, 2016 03:57 am (UTC)
It has not been fun, but the renal colic seems better tonight, so I hope it will hold out.

I think my favourite bits of Agent Carter so far were with Howard, who was so Howard it was perfect. I especially liked his SCIENCE! mode, which is 100% Tony, and also his very Tony-like 'Hello Science Friend, let's science together', with Wilkes. It also answered my question about Wilkes at Stark Industries. Howard obviously wasn't in charge of refusing him, if he did apply there. I kind of like that they gave Howard a 'fuck the man' attitude about politics, too. And he and Jarvis were delightful together. I really love when we get the Trio interacting with each other. Science!Jarvis also a delight.

I also had the random thought of 'I bet Peggy's son is named Michael' after last night's episode.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on February 4th, 2016 04:00 am (UTC)
I think my favorite Howard moment was when he tasted his own solution after Wilkes said he was going to throw up. "It's not that bad." For some reason, it struck me as so perfectly Howard. Also, his inability to remember who kidnapped him but what he was wearing at the time is also perfect. Jarvis' face as he slowly shook his head at Peggy after Howard finally recalled Dottie was amazing.

'I bet Peggy's son is named Michael' after last night's episode.

Yes. This makes all the sense in the world.

I've also been liking the villain of this story. I liked last night's episode giving you her backstory as a direct parallel to Peggy's backstory.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on February 4th, 2016 04:09 am (UTC)
I think my favorite Howard moment was when he tasted his own solution after Wilkes said he was going to throw up. "It's not that bad."

I loved him casually walking through Wilkes.

Also, his inability to remember who kidnapped him but what he was wearing at the time is also perfect.

This has led to my head canon that Howard has no idea of the dates of his anniversaries with Maria, but will confidently tell you exactly what he was wearing the first time they met and the time he asked her out, and he's pretty sure Tony was born, like, at the end of May, but he was definitely wearing his brown trousers from Paris when he held him for the first time.

Jarvis' face as he slowly shook his head at Peggy after Howard finally recalled Dottie was amazing.

I would watch a whole show of Jarvis reacting to things. I mean, I know that's basically the show we're watching, but a Jarvis cam in the corner would be a delight. His 'oh really?!' look when they sent him to fetch drinks during the listening to the bug scene made me laugh.

I also loved his little conversation with Howard about whether Howard needed a new butler. It was sweet on multiple levels. First of all that Howard was a little worried about losing him, but okay with it, and that Jarvis was able to reassure him he wasn't going anywhere, and also that both of them clearly love Peggy, but in a purely platonic way.

I've also been liking the villain of this story. I liked last night's episode giving you her backstory as a direct parallel to Peggy's backstory.

Yes! Very much so. I did have a moment when they were talking about Frost's inventions when I went 'hey, Hedy Lamar did that!' and then they went on and I went, 'oh, she's based on Hedy Lamar, fair enough'.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on February 4th, 2016 04:18 am (UTC)
I would watch a whole show of Jarvis reacting to things. I mean, I know that's basically the show we're watching, but a Jarvis cam in the corner would be a delight. His 'oh really?!' look when they sent him to fetch drinks during the listening to the bug scene made me laugh.

Also I LOL'd when the show did the in-joke of all in-jokes and had Jarvis shudder at the thought of being a disembodied voice forever. OH JARVIS.

First of all that Howard was a little worried about losing him, but okay with it, and that Jarvis was able to reassure him he wasn't going anywhere, and also that both of them clearly love Peggy, but in a purely platonic way.

Yes! I liked that Howard recognized Jarvis enjoys working with Peggy and it would so be worth it. But hey if you stay with me that'd be great too because I'm terrific.

I like that Whitney had the drive from the start to be something more than what her gender was boxing her into but at every turn she was rejected until she basically learned to use her looks. It was both upsetting but fitting to see her smile as an adult when a man suggested it versus when she was a child and absolutely not. I also thought it was interesting that in contrast to this, Peggy had more support about going after her dreams and not settling.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on February 4th, 2016 04:33 am (UTC)
Also I LOL'd when the show did the in-joke of all in-jokes and had Jarvis shudder at the thought of being a disembodied voice forever. OH JARVIS.

My reaction to that moment was laughing, followed by an audible 'oh, dear'. Good job, show.

I want to write the scene where Ana had to recover drugged!Jarvis after he was shot by the tranq dart, because I hope Peggy didn't leave him alone after that. Possibly with daemons. Haddie would be adorably floppy, and Welshie's sometimes get cowlicks on their heads, so I picture her with her hair all messed up and smiling happily at Hesper.

Haddie: You're my favourite flutterby.
Hesper: I am a moth, Haduska.
Haddie: A pretty, pretty sloth.

Yes! I liked that Howard recognized Jarvis enjoys working with Peggy and it would so be worth it. But hey if you stay with me that'd be great too because I'm terrific.

Hee! Something that also randomly pleases me is that Peggy and Jarvis still refer to each other by titles and not names. It makes sense for Jarvis, as he obviously behaves like a servant, but Peggy could very easily be the sort to call him Edwin, but she still calls him Mr Jarvis, because they respect each other.

I like that Whitney had the drive from the start to be something more than what her gender was boxing her into but at every turn she was rejected until she basically learned to use her looks.

I've noticed that half the time we see Whitney, it's through her mirror, which is a nice metaphor for the focus on her looks and not her inner self.

I also thought it was interesting that in contrast to this, Peggy had more support about going after her dreams and not settling.

The contrast between trying-to-fit-in!Peggy and the Peggy we know and love was really well done, too. She seemed so uncomfortable with herself and almost hopeful and looking for someone to tell her she was doing okay, whereas now she can be adorably awkward, but knows who she is, and her worth.

aelfgyfu_mead: Carson Beckettaelfgyfu_mead on February 4th, 2016 02:13 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry! I hope it ends soon!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on February 4th, 2016 03:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! I seem to be a bit better tonight. The renal colic is much improved. I hope it stays that way.