Feb. 21st, 2019 04:30 am
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I was cleaning my glasses and I guess I put too much pressure on the hinge because they just... broke. In a not really reparable way. Happily, I still have my old pair (same prescription) as a backup, but unhappily the reason I had the new pair was that the old pair was pretty scratched up, so I still need to replace them. Ugh.

(Also, reading along what everybody stocks in their pantries. Haven't forgotten to reply!)


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baby's first Disco fic

Feb. 16th, 2019 10:38 am
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I appear to have fallen headfirst into a new fandom, if the sudden, er, mushrooming of 6000 words of fic in a new DISCO.TXT file on my computer is anything to go by. And that's just from the past day or two. There is some fun fic out there for Discovery on AO3, but there is a shocking lack of what I want, which is ALL the Shenzhou-era fic about Captain Georgiou and her two misfit proteges, all the stories of Michael and Saru sparring with each other while both being desperately loyal to her. Away missions gone wrong! Moral dilemmas! All the classic Trek tropes with those three, please! Also I want everything about Saru more generally, because after seeing his little backstory thing I am even more fascinated by him and how he went from primitive village boy to XO on Starfleet's shiniest science vessel. I haven't watched S2 yet, though I am thoroughly spoiled for all the major plot twists so far since I have no self-restraint. And as I said, I've been writing fic, on the basis that if you want to read it, you've got to write it first. And the first thing I've finished is a little triple drabble featuring Michael and Mirror!Saru. Warning for slavery and general mirrorverse angst.

the regard of the proud )

George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards #4

Feb. 16th, 2019 02:27 am
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"I wanted to tell a story that had the darkness and grittiness that's fairly classic Wild Cards, but that was also small and personal like Demo and the best of Astro City." - Daniel Abraham, co-creator of The Expanse

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Friendship commentfest

Feb. 16th, 2019 10:19 am
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[personal profile] ruuger is running a Friendship commentfest!

[Multifandom friendship fest]
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Gosh, I sure hope nobody has done anything particularly newsworthy! Particularly not something that is going to make me see red!

Boy, bialys sure are delicious, especially when I can eat them secure in the knowledge that absolutely nobody in power is overstepping their authority for silly reasons.

Lemme just take a quick glance....

imprisoned by the dictionary

Feb. 16th, 2019 11:46 am
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"We are all imprisoned by the dictionary. We choose out of that vast, paper-walled prison our convicts, the little black printed words, when in truth we need fresh sounds to utter, new enfranchised noises which would produce a new effect.”

—Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

[admin post] Admin Post: Drawing Challenge #23 - Fantasy Reversal

Feb. 16th, 2019 05:43 am
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Drawesome Challenge 23 - Fantasy Reversal

Challenge #23 - Fantasy Reversal

Draw a character or scene as a Fantasy AU, or reverse Fantasy to the Real World.

Take a fantasy genre fandom and turn it into a mundane human AU, or turn a fandom based in the real/human world into a fantasy alternative universe. Please feel free to use the comment section of this post for discussion of the prompt (ie. ideas, suggestions, questions, etc.).

A round-up post for submissions to this challenge will be done on Saturday 2nd March, 2019.

Happy Drawing, everyone! :)

Daily Happiness

Feb. 16th, 2019 12:59 am
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1. Ran some errands today over by See's, so of course I stopped in and got some candy. And I have a gift card from my mom from Christmas, so I didn't even have to pay anything for it!

2. I played the demo for Yoshi's Crafted World and it's so much fun! It looks a lot like Paper Mario, which I love, and the gameplay is great (though I'm not a fan of the button layout, so once I buy the game I might see if you can reassign the buttons). I wish the demo was more than just one level, but at least it's just a month till the full game is out.

3. I bought the remake of Final Fantasy IX for the Switch, since it's only $20. I didn't start playing it yet, but getting the Switch out did motivate me to get back to Octopath Traveler (I have no idea what I was doing, but I did poke about a bit and I think I can get back on track without too much trouble) and I plan to play FFIX as soon as I finish that.

4. The Panic at the Disco concert was great! I'll have a more detailed post tomorrow.

5. Sooooo excited about having multiple days off in a row! Especially since the concert was kind of exhausting tonight and now I'm up late and it will just be nice to stay in tomorrow and not go anywhere.

6. And now for a game of kitty or giraffe! You be the judge!

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Agent Carter Valentines and Chocolate Box both released this week and I lucked out. MY GIFTS ARE AMAZING.

If This Room Was Burning by [ profile] glorious_spoon (Agent Carter, 10K, Peggy/Jack/Daniel)
Peggy, Daniel, and Jack are retrieving canisters containing another one of Howard's stolen experiments when they get trapped in a cave in, and one of the canisters is breached. Problem is, Howard was a little less than forthcoming about what exactly was in them...

Absolutely wonderful pollen P/J/D get-together fic (minus any actual sex, it's more like h/c pollen) with hurt/comforty dubcon cuddling!! This COULD NOT POSSIBLY be more relevant to my interests.

true north by anonymous (Agent Carter, 10K, Peggy/Jack/Daniel)
Jack's a suspicious soul at heart. He doesn't trust anyone, least of all himself.

Yes, I got TWO long P/D/J get-together stories, and both of them are delightful: well written and plotty and wonderfully characterized and idtastic. This one is incredibly hurt/comforty with Jack being tortured literally and emotionally, and ALSO about as relevant to my interests as it is possible to get. ♥

Look After You by anonymous (Punisher, 3500 wds, Leo & Frank gen)
Leo knows only two people who got their wisdom teeth out before her, and Mom said no way did it hurt as much as everyone tells you it will, and Dad said no, it really didn’t, but, uh, he wasn’t chewing anything harder than mashed potatoes for almost three weeks afterward.

This is SO GOOD, perfectly bittersweet and richly characterized and full of subtle, well-chosen details. Leo's narrative voice is fantastic.

Post by anonymous (Banshee, 300 wds, Carrie Hopewell + ensemble)
She has no reason to think he’ll receive any mail she sends to the PO Box scrawled across the back of the otherwise-blank postcard from Truth or Consequences, NM. No reason to expect that, even if he is living in the desert and checking his mail, he has any interest in pictures from the Banshee Elementary Penny Carnival.

I GOT A BANSHEE FIC! This was so delightful and unexpected, and it's a glorious little gem of post-canon perfection, beautifully capturing the fabric of life in Banshee and Carrie's place in it.

I loved every single one of these. I just want to cuddle them and enjoy them. Everyone else should read them too. ♥_____♥

Meta: Draupadi and Yudhishtira

Feb. 16th, 2019 01:31 pm
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Because [personal profile] avani008 is hosting a Mythological Couple Celebration Week over on tumblr, and my writer's block doesn't apply to Mahabharata meta and never has, I made a (bad) photoset and then wrote an essay. Under a cut because it's an essay.

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Grantchester 4.06

Feb. 15th, 2019 10:44 pm
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Grantchester 4.06 )


Feb. 16th, 2019 05:30 pm
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Theme Prompt: #007 – Travel plans
Title: The road to nowhere
Fandom: Original
Rating/Warnings: PG-13
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 967 words
Summary: She thought she was buying herself hope.

The road to nowhere  )

Dear world

Feb. 15th, 2019 11:48 pm
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It's been that kind of day. Week. Month. Year. I'm really starting to wonder if there's any real point of me being here... besides being the universe's cosmic joke. I ended up putting in several applications over my lunch break today, so we'll see if anything comes of any of it. I'm not exactly hopeful of much of anything at this point. It's kinda rough feeling like hell, worrying about one's health, getting a write-up at work, and then still catching shit from one's coworkers all at once. It makes me want to turn to the camera at work, ask if Prometric has ever livestreamed an attempted suicide, and then just fucking go for it. I suspect I would be far from the first, though. Maybe the first that wasn't a tester, but then again, maybe not.

Besides, who the hell would miss a fuckup like me.

Fic: A Successful Ambush

Feb. 15th, 2019 07:59 pm
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Here on AO3.

For the February Ficlet Challenge prompt "Accidental marriage."

Shan Yu had nothing on the ambush-laying capabilities of the Fa women.
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Title: It's A Kind Of Magic
Date/prompt: 15-Feb-2019 "bittersweet dreams"
Fandom: Genshiken
Characters/pairing: (several)
Type/word-count: Humor; 200 words
Rating/warnings: Teen+Up for what-if silliness and mild adult humor.

It's A Kind Of Magic at AO3
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Hey there moon mission!

Valentine's Day 2019 has now come and gone, but as [personal profile] tamsin said at the top of the month, Half A Moon is still open for your posts all February long. So if you had something in mind that you haven't quite gotten around to posting yet, or something on the daily prompt list gave you a plotbunny that didn't hatch in time for that day (hatch? bunnies don't hatch. listen, there's some stuff going on at home, I'm doing my best.), you haven't missed your shot. The next two weeks are free space; have fun!

[domesticity] Moving Along

Feb. 16th, 2019 12:37 am
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I finally decided what I'm doing with rugs, at least in the main room, and ordered them, and also rug pags. I'm ordering from, which feels like something of a gamble, but a good gamble. I'm not sure I made the right choice, but I feel good that I made a choice, and can now move onto the next things on my list.

It abruptly dawned on me in the middle of checking out – at the point where it proposed to ship the rugs to my old address, not yet knowing about my new address – that, omg, my credit card company was going to see all these largish purchases on my card being shipped to an address that, as far as they know, isn't mine.

So I called my credit card company at five to midnight to explain that I was moving and to please not screw up my rug order, and, while I have you here, here's my new mailing address.

Friday gratitude

Feb. 15th, 2019 09:26 pm
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1. Free Solo, which is an awesome documentary about someone who should know better, and the people around him, who are simultaneously supportive and terrified. And his girlfriend is ridiculously pretty. So good: I hope it wins the Oscar.

2. Season 2 of The Dragon Prince dropped last night, and I'm already 4 episodes in.

3. Co-workers sent me a Harry & David box of fruit and nuts this week, which was awesome.

4. I'm going to Ireland in June! Pray for good weather.

5. I have a pot of Mark Bittman's vegetable cassoulet on the stove.

There was a monster called Rex-O.

Feb. 15th, 2019 10:56 pm
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[personal profile] thanekos posting in [community profile] scans_daily
He'd been sent after some kids.

They'd been saved from him by the psiot Livewire, looking into what Toyo Harada'd left behind.

She wanted to know more about Rex-O, so she dove into the dark web.

" Rex-O. What is your story? "


She was engaging in technopathy. )

[#007] For Luck (Transformers)

Feb. 16th, 2019 12:01 am
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Theme Prompt: #007 - Travel Plans
Title: For Luck
Fandom: Transformers
Rating/Warnings: G / None
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 994
Summary: Greenlight's first solo mission is almost definitely going to be routine, but her conversation with Lancer before leaving isn't.

it's just a drive to Nova Cronum )

Signal Boost: Modern Howlies

Feb. 15th, 2019 09:00 pm
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[ profile] ladytodd posted: Modern Howlies
ninety something year old howlies chasing Bucky across Europe and despite his winter soldier training managing to keep getting the drop on him.

Trying out the fancy reblog Signal Boost bookmarklet from [personal profile] lj_writes!

It retains usernames from other sites -- at least, the username from whom you're reblogging from, which is usually not the OP, who I think should get proper attribution.

(no subject)

Feb. 15th, 2019 08:50 pm
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Netflix movie Knuckleball )

I’m tired of being an adult. I had some movers take some stuff from the old place to here. I’d spent the day before packing, packing. I still have books and more crap to move. I just didn’t have time to get everything ready. I’m having trouble with getting a copy of my title for the old place and I can’t get rid of it until that’s settled. I had to call an electrician because I blew a fuse and stuff had to be updated. It was cold and rainy for days.

I’ve been watching Britbox. I watched Jonathan Creek whose writers had some fun with characters’ names, Dr. Strange, Emma Lazarus, Wendell Wilke. There were also some actors who have careers who showed up as bit players. The show was a perfect accompaniment to packing. The plot is always the same. A locked room from which a murderer escaped. How was it done?

I’m also watching the Civilisation with Kenneth Clark. I watched it first time around and I still can recall some of Clark’s observations, witty dry. I bought the book, too.
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Title: Unremembered
Day/Prompt: Feb 15/Bittersweet Dreams
Fandom: Fire Emblem: Fates
Character/Pairing: Xander/Takumi
Rating/Warning(s): AA
Word Count: 300
Summary: Xander wakes Takumi from a dream he can't remember.

unremembered )
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I think this is like round 3?, 4? on this damn series since I started it. I managed to get Z-Corp past the collapse but I never even quite posted the original end of the S&F blog series, though I have bits of it, in chunks and pieces, with big gaps between. The reboot ate it.

And now I'm trying to whip it into shape. A shape (I figured out that part of the problem was that S&F wasn't a Hero's Journey or a Building's Roman Bildungsroman exactly, it was more alchemical. A Fool's Journey, more like.)

Read more... )

I am not even going to apologize for this metaphor. February is for shit-posting, I'm told.

Anyway, hi, I'm really grumpy about this story right now and I'm making zero progress and I think I'm going to bed. That is all.

Disco 2.05 - "Saints of Imperfection"

Feb. 16th, 2019 02:55 pm
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Here is a list of things I was mentally shouting at the screen during A Particular Scene of this episode...

Is this what TNG would have been like if Admiral Necheyev had been written like an actual person? )

(no subject)

Feb. 15th, 2019 08:55 pm
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Doing much better with typing today~

This weekend is a [community profile] fic_rush, except a weird Fri-Sat one so I've already missed a day. ^^;; Oh well, as per usual I am going to dive into comments/emails so please expect weird out-dated replies! ^^;; (at 253, goal is 220)

Other than that, weekend will be general household + words + games + anime, hopefully.

FIC: Live to Tell (SGA/HLTR)

Feb. 15th, 2019 07:31 pm
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Live to Tell (48087 words) by Raine_Wynd
Chapters: 11/11
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis, Highlander: The Raven
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Ronon Dex & Teyla Emmagan & Rodney McKay & John Sheppard, Ronon Dex/Other(s), Nick Wolfe/Other(s), Ronon Dex/Nick Wolfe, Minor or Background Relationship(s), Past Amanda Darieux/Nick Wolfe
Characters: Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Nick Wolfe, Samantha "Sam" Carter, Original Characters, Background & Cameo Characters, Jennifer Keller, Evan Lorne, Amanda Darieux, Radek Zelenka
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Immortals, Foul Language, Angst with a Happy Ending, Past Relationship(s), Canon-Typical Violence, Explicit Sex, Falling In Love, Secrets, Temporary Character Death, Workplace Accidents, Drama, Romance, Non-Canonical Character Death, Crossovers & Fandom Fusions

A failed trading mission results in the Atlantis team taking home a refugee who claims to be from Earth - but is there more to his story?


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