• I stayed up until 2am last night frantically writing and re-writing a story to submit to a magazine, and this morning I woke up at 9:30 which is highly unusual for me. At least it's done and sent now, so I only have to wait for the obligatory rejection in 4-112 days.
• I watched Wonder Woman
again last night, and it was even more emotionally affecting the second time. I cried three times but one of those times was the entire No Man's Land sequence. The friend I went to see it with hadn't seen it before and I noticed her wiping her eyes a few times during the movie. We talked all the way to the train station, after, about how great it was and how we're not even ready to hear criticism about it yet, we just want to love it. We joked that we could go to see it every week until it leaves the cinema (a joke because we can't afford that). Gal Gadot is so charismatic in this movie and there are so many things about it I love.
Also, honestly, I've never found Chris Pine attractive before but he was super working for me in this film. I think handsome love interest roles are his calling. And everyone else was so so gorgeous, and I want to swoon over Robin Wright as Antiope forever.
• Continuum has been fun so far, though I'm currently missing a Michael Pryor reading just by still having not left the house. I'm sad I've had to miss various interesting panels and that the disability, cityscapes and faster than light panels are all on at the same time tonight, so I can't go to see all of them. My favourite moment was during a panel yesterday when Seanan Maguire described how sometimes shows kill off a lesbian but it's a "load-bearing lesbian" carrying all the weight of representation, which I thought was a great way of putting it and also very funny. I have heard the odd super unfortunate thing about a couple of panels I did not witness, though, so as always, everyone's con experience is different.
• I'm trying to finish putting my face on this morning without too much make-up and my eyes are super puffy because I cried all that time during Wonder Woman and
again when I was writing the story (which is not a good sign for the story) so I look a little scary right now.
I'm also feeling disappointed that the supposedly infamously homoerotic Star Trek novel I'm reading isn't anywhere near as homoerotic as I'd been led to believe. It's still not as homoerotic as the show. I mean, the original series had stuff like this
. You have to work hard to be more ridiculous than that.