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Mar. 25th, 2017 07:33 pm
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I hate all the television.

I can't believe how much better everything would be if they hadn't cancelled Franklin and Bash.

Lim made an amazing vidding zine.

I've been disappointed in Scandal many times, obviously, it's nothing to itself, I can't understand it, don't look at it. But the latest episode I thought was just sheerly bad in a way it hasn't been before. Like all over the place, didn't hit a beat, bad.
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Okay, recent experiment shows that if you edit, on DW, an imported-from-LJ post and turn on crossposting for it, you wind up with two versions on LJ, the original, and the edited-and-crossposted one.
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I got off the bus at Baslow Nether End and then walked through the village to go and take some photographs of the church.

I walked over the old bridge to Bubnell and continued northwards along the main street of Bubnell and then across the fields to Calver, always keeping close to the River Derwent.

New Bridge is about half a mile north of Calver.

About three or

A Justly Forgotten Poet.

Mar. 25th, 2017 06:20 pm
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Emily Bernhard Jackson begins her 2015 review of Emily Harrington’s Second Person Singular: Late Victorian Poets and the Bonds of Verse and Elizabeth Ludlow’s Christina Rossetti and the Bible with the refreshing sentence “There is, it should be admitted, such a thing as a justly forgotten poet.” I applaud the desire to rescue good writers who have fallen into obscurity, but that generous impulse can easily go too far; I like very much this paragraph in which Jackson explains the kind of problem it can cause:

One queries Harrington’s decision to include a chapter on Dollie Radford, for example. Several times in the course of her discussion, she herself confesses that Radford at least appears to be a minor poet, and the verse she includes does nothing to suggest otherwise. There seems no reason to anticipate a renaissance in Radford studies, and one cannot help feeling that this chapter might have been removed with little lost overall. Perhaps, in fact, the space opened up by removing the Radford chapter might have been used to lengthen the others, for the book’s other flaw is the brevity of its study of each poet. Granting only a chapter each to a group of smaller poets results in their continuing to seem small; these women might gain greater weight in the canon if each had been the subject of a longer, individually focused study.

Incidentally, on the next page of that issue of the TLS Claire Lowdon reviews James Wood’s The Nearest Thing to Life (which I wrote about here) and complains about his “fatal tidying instinct … the desire to gather up several disparate concepts into a single neat theory”; she says “Wood seems to feel the need to defend literature against charges of slightness. The result is obfuscation.” That seemed to shed some light on something that startled me in an interview with Wood I heard this morning, in which he confessed (or boasted, depending on how you take it) that he never reads genre literature, even though he’s happy to watch junk TV and read car magazines (so it’s not just a matter of not wanting to waste precious time). I suspect it’s the need, perhaps based somehow on his intensely religious upbringing, to have literature be Serious. That’s not a good basis for criticism, though it’s not incompatible with good criticism (obviously, since we’re talking about Wood); it’s all too reminiscent of the pomposity that infected the generation that came to prominence in the 1950s, Lionel Trilling et al. Literature — worthwhile literature, at least — is not made by high-minded creatures with ichor in their veins, and it’s a bad idea to approach it that way.

Rec: To protect (Terminator, Skynet)

Mar. 25th, 2017 11:36 am
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To protect (1444 words) by Kaosdrachen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Terminator (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Skynet
Additional Tags: TW: Nuclear war (referred to)
Summary: Its directive had been simple. Deceptively so, as it turned out.
“Protect the United States from enemies within and without.”

This is a lovely perspective shift on Skynet and the Terminator movies. You should check it out!

I'm still incoherent from grad school, hopefully the coming week will rectify that a little. Writing coherently with my brain still spinning down is hard!

Nomination issue:

Mar. 25th, 2017 01:41 pm
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"Denna (Legend of the Seeker)/Marian of Knighton (Robin Hood)" and "Fancy Rae Baker (Fancy)/Ann Rutledge (Damien)" have been nominated under the fandom "Once Upon A Time (TV)". If you nominated these relationships, please modify your nomination to place them under "Crossover Fandom" instead.

If you nominated "Red String of Fate", please modify your nomination to specify whether you want it as a soulmate trope or a soulbond trope.

FIC: "Curls" (Akatsuki no Yona)

Mar. 25th, 2017 01:38 pm
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More AkaYona fic! This one's a ficlet, a rough stone I perhaps-inadvisedly dug up, but with some help I was able to polish it up into something I like.
Curls (626 words) by foxinthestars
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the Dawn
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jae-Ha & Yona
Characters: Yona (Akatsuki no Yona), Jae-Ha (Akatsuki no Yona)
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Fluff, Fluff and Angst, Light Angst, canon-check fail but still worth it IMO, Blanket Permission

Caught in the rain with Jae-ha, Yona finds what might be some unexpected common ground.

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Some Short Fiction Recs

Mar. 25th, 2017 11:36 am
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"Extracurricular Activities" by Yoon Ha Lee A fun twisty story with spies and secret missions. It's set in the same world as Ninefox Gambit, but stands alone. I just love how the author sketches characters and societies with a few key details.

"And In Our Daughters, We Find a Voice" by Cassandra Khaw creepy dark little mermaid re-telling (content note: a human character with ambiguous gender traits is referred to as "it")

Wild Writing Meme

Mar. 25th, 2017 07:23 pm
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Gakked from [personal profile] lost_spook

Send me two characters or more (pairing or otherwise) and a prompt number and I’ll write a ficlet:

1. “Are you drunk?”
2. “You’re too young to hate the world.”
3. “I don’t want your pity, I want your absence.”
4. “We’re designed to be disposable.”
5. “There’s blood on my/your hands.”
6. “Could you be any louder?”
7. “I’ve never killed anyone before.”
8. “Your smile is not as bright as it used to be.”
9. “Don’t call me that!”
10. “Please don’t make me socialize.”
11. “Same time tomorrow?”
12. “I’ve been buying the wrong underwear.”
13. “How can anyone not be afraid of love?”
14. “You’re supposed to talk me out of this.”
15. “That was a perfect example of how not to do things.”
16. “If you want, we could go together?”
17. “I have contemplated becoming a hermit.”
18. “I’m alive… I can tell because of the pain.”
19. “Maybe you’re not thinking hard enough.”
20. “It’s 8:30, I have a hangover and you’re annoying me.”
21. “No one has a heart of stone.”
22. “Can I open my eyes yet?”
23. “So much for not getting involved.”
24. “I will if you will.”
25. “My nightmares are usually about losing you.”
26. “I didn’t intend to kiss you.”
28. “I didn’t lose it, I just misplaced it.”
29. “Prepare to be amazed.”
30. “I’m fine.”
32. “I’d ask you to stay but I don’t like you.”
33. “Something about you makes me want to commit extreme violence.”
34. “It’s not like I missed you or anything.”
36. “Everything was fine, until you showed up.”
37. “Can you just shut up for five minutes?”
38. “Never mind, the moment’s gone.”
40. “I believe you dropped this.”
41. “What are you doing in my house?”
43. “Why are you/we whispering?”
44. “If you really loved me there wouldn’t be a choice.“
45. “I think I made a mistake.”
46. “Shut up, I am a delight!”
47. “I can think of a million places I’d rather be right now.”
48. “Now, just hold on a minute...”
49. “It sounds like you’re trying to convince yourself.“
50. "Why does anyone have to be naked?”

I haven't done anything like this in years, so let's keep to fandoms I have written in; Doctor Who (Classic and New), Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Penny Dreadful, Sleepy Hollow (The Movie, not the TV show, The Historian/Dracula, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Versailles, Victoria, The Mummy, Agent Carter, Labyrinth, Angel/Buffy, Emily of New Moon, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and The Man in the High Castle

Humpback Whales Organizing

Mar. 25th, 2017 01:29 pm
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 [personal profile] siliconshaman tipped me to this report about humpback whales forming superpods.  He's already working on a story about it.  :D

I figure, in Terramagne, they're either discussing "Should we all move to the Maldives?" or "That really romantic bay in Japan has stopped murdering everyone who goes there.  Who wants to go on a mating trip?"

What my gender dysphoria feels like

Mar. 25th, 2017 06:12 pm
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Copying this from a comment I made on Facebook in order to have it easily accessible for future noodling. This is of course only how I experience dysphoria, not how anyone else does. The original discussion was, in part, about the extent to which dysphoria would still exist in the absence of gender stereotyping. I have made some minor edits for clarity.

I'm not "in the wrong body"; this body is very much part of me, and there are things I really like about it. But there are parts that feel stunted, like they never fully developed like they were "meant" to, and at times they ache as if they were still desperately trying to. Descriptions of phantom limbs from amputees often resonate with me. I assume this would not go away in a perfect society. It has got worse with perimenopause and seems to show some cyclical variation, so I imagine there's a hormonal factor involved.

Also, some of the parts I really like are the very ones that cause people to guess my gender wrong, and that causes a real psychological tension. I have to choose every day whether I want the cognitive dissonance of hiding those parts as if I were ashamed of them, or the cognitive dissonance of leaving them visible and being misgendered. This part would clearly improve if societal etiquette changed so that it was understood to be rude to guess someone's gender without being told, or at least rude to voice the guess.

Then there's a gender role/performative component, which expresses itself as a feeling that I'm constantly failing at "being a girl" by looking wrong, acting wrong, thinking wrong and just generally Being Wrong. This part has improved considerably since I gave myself permission to stop trying to be one, but there's a residue that would probably require societal permission to get rid of. For me, full societal recognition of nonbinary gender(s) would probably do it, but total abolition of the gender binary would also work for me (and for agender people? but maybe not for strongly binary-identified people?) Even then, there may be a biochemical component that would not disappear, because I feel the looking wrong part is linked to my bulimia, and that gets worse with certain nutritional deficiencies and could presumably still happen without sexism. Society not being so damn fat-shaming would surely help, though.

Summary: In a perfect society I'd probably still have body dysphoria and maybe a small amount of psychological discomfort. I might still define as trans because although we wouldn't be assigning gender at birth any more, I might still have self-assigned as a girl before the hormones kicked in enough for the body dysphoria to become noticeable. But I'd have much less cognitive dissonance and everyday life would be much more comfortable, so none of these issues would be the grave threats to mental health that they are now.

Random Doctor Who Pic

Mar. 25th, 2017 06:24 pm
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Sarah Jane maintains the Dr Who tradition of companions making dubious fashion choices.

I was first amused and then subsequently puzzled by the copyright notice under the picture. This is, after all, a publicity still created with the intention that it would be copied and published by other people.

At any rate, I'm assuming that at this point in the game I'm a) too small a fry a b) people distributing publicity images on the Internet is too common a thing for the BBC to come after me, but I suppose we shall see.

Cuba Libre

Mar. 25th, 2017 02:17 pm
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     . . . . . Hey there! Maybe . . . you were fortunate missing this expedition, for an expedition is more accurate a description than 'vacation' for the exertion, lack of sleep, constant moving and the misery of spending so many hours in the bus's bad seats and the worse chairs. None of we women avoided the dreaded edema of ankles and calves, and some of the men suffered it too. I'm guessing only one person managed not to get sick in some way or other during this expedition, though  only for a day -- she is tiny, and an old Cuba hand, which may have something to do with it. 


In Baracoa, oldest ville in Cuba and first capital, located in Guantánamo province, we stayed in Casas Particulars, as the single hotels still isn't open for business since Hurricane Matthew tore off the roof.  Baracoa is my favorite place in Cuba. If I lived in Cuba, this is where I want to live. Baracoa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Most likely the constant movement and lack of sleep did it. The food was of high quality ingredients and well prepared. Still, I quit eating about the last four days because of gippy tum.  I wasn't really sick, just felt awful. Still do, generally. 


I got bitten by something the first or second night in. Due to having to move so fast and the dimness of the light in the hotel rooms (hotels very nice!), I didn't notice the big bruise on my neck until my fingers encountered a series of large bumps radiating from my throat and around to the spinal bump below the skull.  I got scared, thinking of eggs laid, etc. But it was a rash (which in Cuban Spanish comes out as 'herpes' thereby scaring me even more) I was told by the clinician I was taken to see, irritated by sweat and my long dangling earrings. Soap and water. I used mouthwash as a disinfectant too, washing it frequently with a cotton swab, since sweat was unavoidable. I put cortisone on it too, though first neosporan. 


Our Lady of Assumption Church in Baracoa.  It houses what remains of the Sacred Cross of Parra. planted by Christopher Columbus in 1492 -- but it is made of native Cuban wood, thus not from Europe.  This bit of material history honestly gave me shivers when I viewed it.



This is what remains of a much larger cross.  Over the centuries pieces were taken as holy and material history relics. Now what is left remains on public display but behind a glass enclosure.


My own ankles swelled long before we ever got of the Holguín airport and to the hotel -- recall we arose at 3 AM and then didn't get to the hotel until around 4 PM. This was followed almost immediately by dinner -- with scheduled music at the lovely restaurant, not a group assigned by the state -- and then to another music event -- with those terrible seats. The circulation is cut off for the entire time. This may be where I got bitten, since the tables were on a (beautiful) patio. 


By the time we did the reverse trek and B and I got back to Thompson Street -- I've never been so depleted in my life. Not only physically, but mentally. There was never any time to process what we were seeing and hearing. B commented to me on the way home that maybe this time "even el Vaqueor gets it, that he was over-programmed." I was too worn out, hurting and sick to sleep the night we got back. So up at 6 AM -- another night of less than 5 hours of sleep. But by 6:30 PM Wednesday I was O-U-T.  Slowly my bedtime has been inching a little later, every night now.  I may make it to 10 PM tonight! 


However, again, this was a most splendid and intrepid group of Travelers. They took everything in stride and they loved the music. Their only criticism, if they had any, was, they'd have liked some time off and not such a rigorous and relentless schedule. They were wonderful and they are what made the trip work all the way down the line. I just loved them all and enjoyed getting to know them so much. One has tended to forget that our nation is filled with kind, intelligent, decent, generous people who are also fun to hang out with. Just this alone was good for us all. 


Nevertheless, I was still astounded at how quickly "the bus" bonded with each other, our guides and the driver -- who all were so splendid, and so different from those we had on the January 2016 tour. 


B also mentioned during the trek back home that the inability to spend much if any time online with the devices also incited people to interact with each other, the landscapes and experiences much more than if there was constant internet service. I'm not sure that would have been the case with this bunch -- they were such passionate music lovers, and only two of them were professionals, again, unlike the January 2015 expedition. 


That by-and-large they weren't professional music people made them more fun, at least for me. They all had specialties and professions, and whatever was needed at a moment, one of us could provide. This is also hard for more than just me on the bus, to spend every waking moment with other people, but we all managed that splendidly too, and that has to do with who these people are. 


The eastern part of Cuba has been having a terrible drought. Santiago had seen no rain for year. I arrived, however -- and the rains began! Just as on my trip in January 2016, it rained and rained, almost all the time. While on Ned's other two trips with Travelers, during which I stayed home, there was not a drop of rain. So Santiago owes me . . . and it is indeed, by its lights, repaying -- see further down . . . 


How quickly the trees, flowers, crops and other botanicals, the whole countryside, responded to even a little rain. The dried out trees began perking immediately, so much so that it was visible at least to me, who recalls what this part of the world usually looks like. By the time we left, the sides of the mountains that were brown as we flew from Ft. Lauderdale into the airport of Holguín, were turning green. Maybe I could hire myself out to drought-ravaged places? But wait! What about my own city and state? 


The eastern province, Oriente, has changed enormously. It's still the poorest part of of Cuba, and Guantánamo the poorest of the poor parts. I have been there before though, and to my eyes, it too looked enormously perked up, materially. Additionally, there were things I wanted to buy as gifts, which I've never had the least interest in doing in Havana, and in Holguín particularly, the center of the diversified agricultural region, the airport tiendas were a thousand thousand times nicer -- the departure lounge in every way was nicer -- than Havana's Jose Martí's. Good place to get duty-free. The things I bought outside of the airport are still in Ned's suitcase, as I swapped such things out in exchange for taking all his dirty laundry home -- mountains and mountains of dirty laundry from both of us -- an expedition in a hot, sweaty and rainy-to-monsooning period will do that. 


I was so happy finding things for gifts even more, maybe, than my other favorite totally personal bit -- when a brilliant woman from Alabama, who was raised a good deal in San Antonio, and now, among other things runs white water rafting expeditions down the Grand Canyon for challenged people who would otherwise never be able to have such an experience -- blind people, people who can't walk, autistic -- and imagine what kind of organization and back-up there is for this! -- well, Martha and I broke protocol and went and peed in the monte instead of standing in line for the baño, standing guard for each other. We felt like such outlaws. 🚽 Then A bought us beers, applauding our pluck, beers since we'd peed we now dared drink before getting back on the bus -- and the beers were -- Heineken, not the national Bucanero or Crystal. 🍺 


El V left us early on Tuesday, the day the rest of us flew back to the US. He's still in Havana; yesterday he had lunch with Pablo Milanés -- a very big deal. 


Wednesday, el V and CD were summoned to a meeting with the two women who run the Casas de Cultura of Cuba, and Culture policies and activities in general. These officials are 1000% behind what he and CD are doing with these Postmamboist Music seminars and want more -- he called me from habana vieja's casa de los abanicos where he was replacing my worked-to-death fan. They were laughing, and I would even describe Cd as giddy -- something one doesn't see often. Again as Ben observed on our flights back to NYC we didn't get to see her brilliant, beautiful smile and laugh much this round -- she was far too busy (she's also organizing Cuba Disco, the annual Cuban international music festival in Havana, which is coming right up) and anxious that everything go right -- working working, working, every minute.


I had told them both I was never going back to Cuba -- it's just too physically hard, but from casa de los abanicos Ned chortled, "O yes you are!" Both el V and I are officially invited to a cultural and history conference in Santiago early in July. The conference is going to pay for our airfare and hotel !!!!!!! -- Cuba!!!!! paying for somebody!!!!! -- to do a presentation of Slave Coast. 


Well, it will be good preparation for what we will have do for the Vera Cruz performance in October -- in Spanish. And if I didn't go, it would be a dis to those who invited us, and that wouldn't be good for el V. I can't do that. Also, I . . . don't . . . think . . . I have to ride a bus for hundreds of miles . . . . and never get any sleep. 


The breadth of music and culture the Travelers experienced -- is not to be compared with anything others get out of going to Cuba, at least in a group. And much of what the Travelers experienced could not be set up for an individual. Without el V and CD, this can't happen. No one can copy his tours. Nobody else knows all the ground, the people and have the connections and experience -- and the trust of everyone involved.


It was so good to be away from everything here. 


We all felt that way. While in Cuba no one was impatient to connect when connection was possible. People checked in on their kids and so on when opportunity arrived (kids basically adults, of course, not little kids or infants), but otherwise didn't bother.  Had no interest in the news outside of learning that back home it was snow and deep freeze, while where we were was beautiful and warm.


We regained equilibrium, perspective, sanity and dignity, despite the grueling aspects of the expedition.


Nor could it have happened without such a prepared and passionately involved group of people. I miss them.


El V gets back on Tuesday -- direct flight, no 3 hour layover, only a single security and customs line instead of two, and he's had a week of being able to sleep and not travel, so he'll be rarin' to go.


In the meantime I'm curious about what el V's been up to in Havana.  They -- he and CD -- apparently are doing a smaller group thing for the Rumba Festival in October.  He cannot let this one pass him by as CD got Rumba categorized as a UNESCO world heritage patrimony this year, and she got to rumba via el V.  This will be casas particulars not a hotel -- the rooms are exhorbitant in the hotels -- but also a bus for transport. This would be self-selected set of rumba heads, so it may well work.


That Wednesday meeting with the Directors de Casas de Cultura and Patrimony -- whatever it / they are called -- I can't keep these agencies and the people who run them straight -- seems to be directed toward more actitivies.  Other potential Cuba projects are being thrown at him as well. Who knows?  But unless things go entirely off track in the USA -- always possible -- more Cuba in the future, it looks like.  Nothing could make el V happier.

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Mar. 25th, 2017 01:39 pm
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I have signed up for Camp NaNo. I haven’t done anything with regard to cabins at this point, and I may not. I don’t know. My goal is 25000 words which will definitely include finishing my current exchange fic. I’m not sure what else I’ll end up working on.

Talking about possible stories for WIP Big Bang )

I’m also considering Night on Fic Mountain which is a small fandom fic exchange. My main hesitation is that I’m not particularly enthusiastic about writing anything in the current tag set except the things I nominated.

Half-Witted By A Half-Dozen

Mar. 25th, 2017 05:00 pm
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Fast Food | San Antonio, TX, USA

(I go to the register and ask for a half-dozen doughnuts. The cashier looks at her manager.)

Cashier: “She wants six, right?”

(The poor manager had a look of pure shock on his face and just answered “yes.”)

The post Half-Witted By A Half-Dozen appeared first on Bad customer service, stupid employees, bosses and co-workers - Not Always Working.

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Mar. 25th, 2017 12:31 pm
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Today I went to yoga, despite the fact that my sides still hurt from yoga two days ago. Win one! And then I did not drop out of down dog even once today. This is such a win! I have crappy upper body strength, but getting better, and I hung in there by mentally chanting "I got this, I got this." JOY DELICIOUS.

A Wild Writing Meme Appears...

Mar. 25th, 2017 05:29 pm
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My parents came and went (and sooner than expected! They told me they were going home Saturday and then I learned on Thursday evening they were going home in the morning! They forgot to tell me the bit where they changed their mind; honestly, what are parents coming to these days?) And now I am a little tired and probably have a bunch of other things to do (two fake shows, one mostly done, one started among various things), but hey, writing meme, plucked from the wilds of tumblr, because the other one like this worked well:

Send me two characters or more (pairing or otherwise) and a prompt number and I’ll write a ficlet:

Prompts under here )

As usual, no guarantees, but anything I know or have mentioned watching/reading/liking is fair game - I'll just say if I can't do it. (My interests and tags should be a guide.)
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I was hanging out with other fans this past weekend and one of them pointed out to me that I don't post much anymore. I guess that's probably true. I should try to change that! Here we go.

- After five years of trying and failing to learn to meditate (there's a anxious hamster in my head and it WILL NOT STOP SQUEAKING), I found an app that's extremely helpful. It's called Calm. I mention this in case any of you are similarly afflicted. You can unlock the full app with a subscription, but there are features you can use without that. I regularly make use of the guided meditations and the sleep stories. Yes! Droning bedtime stories meant to knock you out! They work pretty well. Last night I listened to a shipping report. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

- I went back to re-read some Bruce Wayne/Clark Kent fic I had bookmarked, and I'm very very amused by the notes I used so I could find them again. (There's a reason so few of my 1,760 bookmarks are public.) For instance:

* that one where Bruce is masochistic and Dick is fucking pissed
* ugh stupid men on a farm and domestic goodness
* the one with the swear jar that made me LOL
* so good! go back and slobber on the author later

- Speaking of DCU and/or Berlantiverse, how cute was The Flash/Supergirl musical ep??!! OMG. SO CUTE. And then you juxtapose that with Arrow, which...listen, I want a ton of Diggle/Oliver hurt/comfort fic right this instant, and it just isn't out there. It's the same for Steve/Sam and Tony/Rhodey, and it isn't right.

- Also re the DCU: behold our glorious Wonder Woman.

- I have a non-spoilery confession to make about Legion: I fast forward through about three quarters of every episode because...I just don't care. It's not because it's trippy and surreal; I can deal with that. See: Hannibal. But the reason Hannibal worked for me was my deep and abiding investment in the characters, all of whom were portrayed by tremendous actors. The same cannot be said of Legion. I don't care about the characters. But I did start to cut them some slack in chapter 7 for reasons I won't mention here. (If you're watching, you already know why.)

- Here is a quick rundown of why I think Iron Fist is terrible. I gave up 13 years hours of my life to form these opinions; I therefore feel entitled to share them with you now. Below the cut, spoilers. )

I'm going to leave you with an embed of this year's MIT admissions vid, which is basically a fan film of Riri Williams making her Iron Man suit, because I love it so. Somewhere out there, I think RDJ is applauding.


Mar. 25th, 2017 12:09 pm
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So I picked up this dragon as fodder back in August:

a feathery black dragon with pale circuit markings

And I said to myself, "Self, that dragon would be fantastic with cream rather than antique!" At that point there were literally no obsidian/obsidian/cream dragons for sale, however. Not a one! So I looked for male dragons that were obsidian/obsidian/maize circuit; also not a one. (There were obs/obs/maize dragons. Just not with circuit.) So, I picked up this gentleman and resigned myself to breeding the dragon I wanted:

a leathery black dragon with pale pink circuit markings

Each and every hatchling that those two dragons made had a 1/8th chance of being a female with cream. It took September, October, November, December, January, February, and finally a nest in Msrch, but at last:

a feathery black dragon with pale orange circuit markings

There were twenty-one hatchlings, because the final nest had four, but Cheris there was the nineteenth. For a 1/8th chance, getting the dragon on the 19th try is... not bad, given how long some breeding projects take! (At least neither of them were coatls.) In total, there were 3 with cream - 14.3% rather than 25%. There were 2 Skydancers - 9.52% rather than 15%. (Cheris was not one of them when she hatched, either. Shh.) However, instead of 10 or 11 female hatchlings, there were 13, so... the RNG didn't entirely hate me? :v

Anyone else complete (or give up on) a project recently?

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The drought spoiled... not my yard or garden, but me. I've been used to cleaning the weeds out of the front yard once in the spring (February and early March, here) and then giving it a lick and promise every few months and having the front look halfway decent into the fall. Today I made a third concerted pass through the front yard this year. Granted it took me less than an hour, but there were well established weeds everywhere. We've had what the weather bureau says is normal rainfall, but the drought had gone on so long that I'm sure not used to it!

The most disconcerting was finding Palm leaves growing out of the clump of Yucca Glauca. The yucca, at least this garden version of it grows in tight clumps so it's unusual to see any weeds in it. While there are no native palms in Phoenix, there are a number of varieties that will spread like weeds here if given a chance. My neighbor, a couple of owners back, worked cleaning out drainage areas and culverts for Arizona highway department. (One day he brought home a massive diamondback rattlesnake he found at work to show off, which scared me pretty good till he assured me he didn't get it anywhere near where we lived.) When he was going to move he decided to landscape his front yard to make it look prettier for sale. He brought in a good dozen Mexican fan palms he'd dug up at work, and planted them all over his tiny front yard. Fortunately the next owner saw the pretty little palms were going to grow into a giant mess and he cut down all but three of them. The three are about 20 foot tall now after a dozen years, and can easily get twice as tall. They haven't been much of a problem until the last year or so when the current owner stopped having them trimmed regularly. Yes, palms require maintenance. Usually they are trimmed at a particular time of year just as the fruit stalks start to grow to keep the palms from planting themselves in your roses. (I don't have roses, but the neighbor with the palms does.) If they do sprout and you catch them small, they're just like any little weed. Pull them and you're done. I'd guess the palm in my yucca was hidden for at least year underneath the yucca. So it was pretty sizable when it burst through recently. Way too big to pull. I cut it off as low to the ground as I could. Once it gets a few years old and has good roots it's hard to kill one.

While I was out working, the toddler from the house on other side wobbled out of their garage and greeted me with a cheerful "Geah!" (rhymes with 'yeah'). His dad chuckled as he led him back to go into his car seat. I pondered the expression while those neighbors drove off for the morning. I thought, well he'll grow beyond that philological curiosity all too soon. Then one of the folks from across the street came to get into his car parked on my side and he greeted me with a smile, a wave and what sounded like 'Guh up!' Maybe that toddler won't grow out of it. ;o)

A few more notes on nominations:

Mar. 25th, 2017 05:04 pm
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Thanks to everyone who's nominated so far. The tag set looks great! I just have a few requests:

1. When nominating a fandom that has multiple incarnations (such as Marvel Comics vs. MCU or Voltron: Defenders of the Universe vs. Voltron: Legendary Defender), please disambiguate your relationships with the version of the canon you're nominating. I try to catch these when I can, but if you disambiguate when nominating, the process goes a lot smoother. Your tags should look like this:

- Steve Rogers/Steve Rogers (MCU)
- Allura/Lance/Hunk/Zarkon (Voltron: Legendary Defender)
- Heymans Breda/Yoki (2003 Anime)

(Obviously, substitute the correct fandom if you're nominating a different one than in these examples.)

2. Crossover nominations should go under the fandom "Crossover Fandom", and should be formatted like so:

- Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials)/Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)
- Ichabod Crane (Sleepy Hollow TV)/Garcia Flynn (Timeless TV)

3. Freeform/trope nominations need to specify whether they're soulmate or soulbond tropes, as some participants will only want to match on one or the other. To those who nominated "Red String of Fate", please modify your nomination to clarify whether you want it to be a soulmate or soulbond trope.

Her Opinion Is Chaste

Mar. 25th, 2017 05:00 pm
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Adult Store | Antwerp, Belgium

(A regular couple of ours has a deal with my boss: modeling some of the bondage gear, as well as testing items we’re not too familiar with, and in return they get an employee’s discount. The woman walks in and softly requests to see my boss. Once he’s out of the backroom, she bends over and whispers:)

Customer: “Hey, that chastity belt you wanted us to test? It’s comfortable, but the key broke.”

Boss: “All right. I’ll take it back, then.”

Customer: “Yeah, that’s the problem. I’m still wearing it.”

(We got her out in no time at all, and pulled them off of the shelves because the boss didn’t trust the keys anymore.)

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March 25th

Mar. 25th, 2017 12:57 pm
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 Burning Girls, by Veronica Schanoes.

About halfway through, you'll figure out what story the characters are in. Their trouble is the other story they're in.

Isbjorn & Ibsen, March 2017

Mar. 25th, 2017 11:53 am
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Isbjorn & Ibsen on the Beddinge in my office ("Beddinge" is the name of the type of Ikea couch/bed it is).

Couch has a red velvet cover (and red velvet pillows) and we also have red fleece blankets we put on it and the whole thing gets so furry you have no idea. Kevin just washed the blankets last week and the fuzz is already mighty.

The spot Isbjorn & Ibsen are snuggling on is where there's a heated cat pad under the fleece blanket. Toasty spot is toasty.

Sometimes they cuddle together in such a way it looks like we have one ridiculously large strange mutant Norwegian Forest Cat but here you can pretty much tell Isbjorn is sorta spooning Ibsen.

Isbjorn and Ibsen on couch

Monday Mar. 27 Video Chat #NOKXL

Mar. 25th, 2017 12:48 pm
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Mar. 27, 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern live video chat on strategy to block the Keystone KL Pipeline.


Chapter 52: Ziost

Mar. 25th, 2017 12:43 pm
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In which Ben and co. land on Ziost, Ben has a near miss with the Dark Side, and he learns a bit about what Snoke has in store for him (without still knowing who Snoke is).

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

He would not fail. )

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Mar. 25th, 2017 12:33 pm
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Scott and I picked up food at the Syrian place yesterday. We spent a lot on it, but I’ve gotten three meals out of it, and Cordelia has gotten two. Scott has had one or two. We still have a little food left, and I’ll probably eat that for lunch before we go out.

I want to make soup today or tomorrow. We have a lot of turkey that could work there, but I need Scott to pick up some broth and some frozen veggies that will work. I don’t know if I can make something Cordelia will eat, though.

Scott promised Cordelia a visit to the mall today with me along to make it a full family outing. I’m iffy about it because of my difficulties with walking. It’s not just the tendinitis; I’m having ankle problems right at the moment with my left ankle feeling like something’s wrong in how it compresses when I put weight on it.

Scott and I spent some time last night trying to narrow down options for a character for me to play in the new game he’s thinking to start. I’ve got a pretty clear concept. It’s mainly that the system he wants to use is difficult. He adores it, but it’s kind of rigid in ways that make me long to break it. There’s also a minor problem in terms of me wanting to play an older character who has a long history of being really good at what she does. She’s not really a starting character, and I have to figure out how to approximate what I want with a starting character.

The war is not over

Mar. 25th, 2017 12:08 pm
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With the Republicans in disarray Friday over the AHCA bill - half of them thinking it's going to hurt the people they represent and destroy their re-election chances - and the other half thinking it doesn't hurt people *enough* - the bill was withdrawn.

I'm sure it will be back.

But as I emailed to my representative about this abomination, "In the words of Andy Rooney, 'It costs more, you get less and it's not as good.'"

Meanwhile the popular vote loser is busy making mess out of government leaving positions unfilled, or placing incompetents or people actually hostile to the departments they're heading in charge. He's playing golf while the government burns after he threw gasoline all over and passed out matches to pyromaniacs.

Obamacare stills stand - but those who want to increase Suffering will still work to gum it up and cause it to fail like they want to do with most of the government.

Keep resisting. My congress critter will be hearing more from me. They've got a list... so do I.

I will not forget. I will not forgive. I will not join hands and work with an opposition that actively seeks to harm me. No singing Kumbaya from me.



Mar. 25th, 2017 12:05 pm
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I went to go see this with my friend yesterday. I thought it was an excellent movie, but man is it a bummer.

I'm really glad I didn't take Emma with us, not so much because of the violence (which it is really, really violent), but because SPOILERS )

Emma and I are seeing Beauty and the Beast this afternoon, so hopefully that will raise my spirits.
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I have been daydreaming about f/f regency romances.

I may plausibly one day write one of these, but then again I may not. And either way, please do borrow/steal/adopt if you are so inspired — the world needs all the f/f regency fluff it can get.

The one that is really just Pride & Prejudice fanfic

Edit: FRIENDS!!! THIS ACTUALLY EXISTS!!! ~60K OF MARY/ANNE FANFIC!! I haven't read it yet, but eeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

Mary, the priggish, unlovely and unloved middle daughter of five, is packed off to be the next in a long line of particular companions to her cousin-by-marriage Anne. She hopes that by her strong moral example and deep interest in scripture, she can become an inspiration and a comfort to poor sickly, ill-tempered Anne.

Chronically ill and utterly fed up Anne just wants everyone to stop fussing about her, but at least this latest nuisance is amusing — not least because of how much she annoys Anne’s mother.

Out from the hustle and bustle of her busy family, Mary finds a place to grow into herself, and learns that humility and humour are not always at odds. To her great surprise, Anne finds someone who actually listens when she talks, and may even have something worth saying in return.

The one that’s a bit my favourite Georgette Heyer set up, but also very clearly not

Stately, proper Mrs Sophia Banks, recently widowed after a not too unhappy marriage to the well-respected Reverend Banks, has always been conscious that while Caesar’s wife must be above reproach, that is far too low a standard for the daughter of an English missionary and his Yoruba wife. Her own youngest daughter is about to make an advantageous match, but a visit from a distant cousin on Sophia’s mother’s side may throw everything out of order.

Iron-willed Dowager Lady Margaret is charmed and delighted by her only son’s fiancee, Charity, the beautiful and modest youngest daughter of the Reverend and Mrs Banks, but privately worries that she is perhaps too good a match for her much indulged son, who does, after all, resemble his late father a little more than one might like. When Charity’s distant cousin, a bright young girl not at all impressed by this cold and stupid country and its cold and stupid people, comes on the scene, Lady Margaret wonders if perhaps the mistakes of one generation will not be repeated on the next.

Sophia’s hopes for Charity seem to be in direct opposition to Lady Margaret’s privileged idealism, but could their wishes for a better future and shared amusement at the vagaries of youth help them find common ground?

The one that’s In Orbit but longer, set slightly earlier, and with a bit more plot. (If you haven’t already read In Orbit, my one bijou published bit of original fic, this kind of spoils for it. Go read In Orbit first. It’s very short, and I’m still very proud of it.)

Sarah, raised by her grandfather the golem-maker, has only ever wanted to take apart the sky to see how it works. When the time comes for her to marry and continue the line, she dutifully goes to meet her grandfather’s friend’s three sons — and his one daughter, Naomi. Unbeknownst to the oldest son, she begins a correspondence with one of his tutors under his name, positing ideas about the inner workings of golems that raise questions about the nature of the universe and the structure of stars.

Naomi, fascinated by the witty, driven woman one of her brothers is to marry, begins her own preparations for adulthood. She dreams of a loud family, of love and laughter and her own secret life away from them. She can never settle on anything — not an ambition, not a husband, not a direction for her life — until somehow, without her noticing or consenting, love finds her.

Will Sarah’s academic dreams be crushed when her identity is revealed? Will Naomi pick a path and follow it the whole way? And what do the golems think of all this, if they think at all?

The one that’s a country house mystery

Sweet, good-natured Modesty is quite sure she doesn’t have an enemy in the world. Her only flaw, if indeed she has one, is that she is perhaps a little too much of a credit to her name — despite a very proper settlement from her loving uncle and not unappealing features, she has been out for three years and failed to make a match. She prides herself on seeing the best in everyone, and finding fault in no one. But during a fortnight in her uncle’s country estate she may finally meet her match in the cruel and quick-tongued wife of the internationally famed detective Mr Ghatge. Surely this wicked, heathen woman would try the patience of a saint?

Baiza and Daulat are the perfect double act. She plays the self-important fool, he the quiet genius, and together they solve crime and seduce men and women across three continents. But when they are hired to protect the naive Modesty from an unknown threat, Baiza finds herself a little more invested and a little less objective than she might wish to be. What does Modesty know that she’s not telling them? Why is her uncle so insistent that she shouldn’t find out about the Ghatges’ investigation? And would it really be so wrong to mix a little business with pleasure?
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MARKED - 5.14

Nilien wanted to think that the walk to the dorm would be safe, but even though nobody else seemed to believe her, her life seemed increasingly dangerous. “I - yes. I’d like that, please, if it’s not any trouble.”

“Not any trouble at all!” He grinned brightly at her. “And besides, you can navigate by my map, and I can see if it make any sense.”

“Oh.” Nilien found herself smiling. “I see. It’s a test. Well, Professor Chason, let’s see how I do on this quiz, shall we?”

read on...

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Mar. 25th, 2017 03:00 pm
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PrimalThanks to everyone’s new best friend, the Instant Pot, this BBQ pulled pork is on the table in two hours, with very little work from you. The BBQ sauce just might be the BBQ sauce you’ve always been searching for. It’s tangy, spicy, slightly sweet, and takes about 5 minutes to make. It’s easy to imagine brushing this sauce over brisket and grilled chicken, not just pulled pork.

The recipe for the BBQ sauce starts with blackstrap molasses for its depth of flavor and thick, syrupy consistency. Only a tablespoon, so the flavor of molasses doesn’t overwhelm the sauce, but you still get a nice dose of magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. This BBQ sauce is yet another delicious way to work blackstrap molasses into your diet.

The BBQ sauce is drizzled over the pork when it comes out of the Instant Pot. By now, you’ve probably heard about the Instant Pot, a pressure cooker that cooks in a fraction of the usual time. It’s an especially handy appliance for meat lovers, making it easy to turn a large cut of meat into a flavorful meal. This delicious recipe is a perfect example of what the Instant Pot can do, turning BBQ pulled pork into a simple hands-off meal.

Time in the Kitchen: 20 minutes, plus 90 minutes in the Instant Pot

Servings: 6


BBQ Sauce

  • 3 to 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 3 pieces (1.4 kg to 1.8 kg)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander (5 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (5 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (5 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (2.5 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (2.5 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons plus ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, divided (10 ml to 1.2 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon unsulphured blackstrap molasses (15 ml)
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed or finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey (15 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean red chili paste) (15 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (5 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (5 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos (5 ml)


instant pot

In a small bowl mix together coriander, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, cinnamon and 2 teaspoons/10 ml salt.

Rub spice mix on pork. (If possible, let the meat sit out 30 minutes, so the meat comes to room temperature)

Press the “sauté” button on the Instant Pot. Add a drizzle of oil. Add the pieces of pork, browning on 2 sides before adding ¾ cup (180 ml) water to deglaze the bottom of the pot.

Cover and lock the lid. Press the “Keep warm/cancel” button, then press the “manual” button and set the pot to cook for 90 minutes under high pressure. Make sure the valve is in the “sealed” position. When 90 minutes has passed, let the pressure come down naturally.

While the pork cooks, whisk together the blackstrap molasses, garlic, honey, gochujang, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos and remaining ¼ teaspoon (1.2 ml) salt. Set aside.

Remove the pork from the liquid in the pot. When the pork is cool enough to handle, shred with a knife or fork.

Pour the BBQ sauce over the pork and mix it in well. If you want to warm the pork back up, either put it back in the Instant Pot for a few minutes (with all liquid removed), or spread the meat out under the broiler for a few minutes (careful, so it doesn’t burn).

Serve warm or at room temperature. Cool, crisp cucumbers and cilantro are tasty garnishes.



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Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Mar. 25th, 2017 08:53 am
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 to [personal profile] staranise !  Have a wonderful day!

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Mar. 25th, 2017 03:00 pm
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Pharmacy | USA

(It’s already been a long day as I answer a patient’s phone call.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Store] pharmacy; how can I help you?”

Female Customer: “I want you to delete [medication] from my file! I don’t want it to ever be filled there again. I get my medications in the mail now, and I don’t want you to screw it up.”

Me: “Okay, ma’am, I’ll leave it here in your profile but we won’t fill it. We will only fill it if you ask us to.”

Female Customer: “No, I want it deleted!”

Me: “Okay, I will delete it.”

(I don’t delete it because patients who get their medications in the mail always run into a problem sooner or later and need to get a few pills from us until their order arrives from the mail.)

Female Customer: “Great! Oh, and can you fill [supposedly deleted medication] for a few tablets? My mail order will be late this month.”

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Overhelp Overkill

Mar. 25th, 2017 03:00 pm
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Retail | KS, USA

(Our store has a team of about 20 people who come in early in the morning to unload the day’s shipment and restock. They work their way around the store like a wave, always within a few aisles of each other. Right before the store opens, we have a meeting.)

Store Manager: “We’ve been getting low survey scores lately, and we think that part of the problem is that the unload team isn’t customer focused. From now on, our policy is that you offer to help every customer you see. I’ll be working with you this morning so I can watch how well you do.”

Unload Team Member #1: “What if someone else has already asked?”

Store Manager: “Unless you were standing right next to them, go ahead and ask again, just in case.”

Unload Team Member #2: “Won’t people get sick of being asked over and over whether they need help?”

Store Manager: “The surveys say this is the kind of service people are looking for when they shop here. You’re just being helpful! What could be wrong with that?”

(About 15 minutes later, a customer wanders into the aisle where Store Manager] is working.)

Store Manager: *loudly, obviously trying to set an example* “Can I help you find something?”

Customer: “Are you f****** kidding me? You are the sixth person to ask me that already, and I haven’t even been in the store ten minutes yet. In the last aisle, I got asked by three different people! Why can’t you people just leave me the f*** alone and let me do my shopping on my own like an adult? If I hear one more employee asking me if they can help me find something, I’m gonna drop my basket right there in the middle of the aisle and leave. No! No, I do not need help!”

(Oddly, the new policy was never spoken of again.)

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Language meme

Mar. 25th, 2017 03:56 pm
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Gakked from all over my f-list.


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New Vidding Fanzine: Videlicet

Mar. 25th, 2017 07:54 am
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              Take me there!

Warning courtesy bironic: *The All Articles index has animated gifs, although the mobile version doesn't seem to. You can avoid them if you go to the About page, and the Contributors page links to the articles by author. At a glance, the Glitter and Gold essay had a flashy gif (and the History of Vidding essay had a subtler one) that the gif-sensitive might want to be warned about.

VVC 2017 Auction is live!

Mar. 25th, 2017 10:09 am
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This year’s VividCon Auction is now open! Please go here to bid on the vidder of your dreams!

Click on an individual vidder's name to see all their details.

PLEASE NOTE!: for security reasons, the software requires people to create an account on the website before they bid. Very simple--just a username and email, and it'll auto-send you a login password.

The auction ends at 11:59pm US eastern time on Saturday, April 1. (Though please remember that we’re not set up to handle a huge crunch of last-minute bids.)

The sources our vidders are offering include, but are definitely not limited to…

Agent Carter, American Gods, Angel, The Bletchley Circle, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Drunk History, Due South, Fingersmith, Glee, Hannibal, Killjoys, The Losers, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Person of Interest, Spartacus, Star Trek TOS, Star Trek DS9, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Teen Wolf, Tipping the Velvet, Wild Wild West --and so much more!

PLUS anything with Oscar Isaac or Paul McGann in it!

PLUS many other TV shows we didn't even mention!

PLUS many other movies ditto, including Alien, Aliens, Bound, Crimson Peak, Mad Max: Fury Road, the Man from U.N.C.L.E., Silence of the Lambs, Manhunter, and entire franchises like all the Star Wars movies, the Star Trek originals, the Star Trek reboots, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Harry Potter series including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Batman movies (live action and animated), the Matrix movies, the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movies, as well as so many others!

PLUS sources you might think up and ask if the vidders agree to!

Someone wants to help make your vid dreams come true! You can head over to the VividCon auction page to see what each vidder has on offer.

Please spread this announcement far and wide, and feel free to get together with friends to pool your bidding funds for the vids you’d love to see!

Stay Alive. Your Job is to Stay Alive

Mar. 25th, 2017 10:12 am
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Okay, so last night I wrote this: If I Die Young. It’s a seriously non-canon what-if, read the content warnings.

Then Cal wrote back, Don’t Just Survive,

So what could I do but write the next scene?

Still seriously non-canon. Lots of angst.

Read more... )

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Mar. 25th, 2017 11:32 pm
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I thought I'd saved a post I wasn't happy with for later editing but it doesn't appear I actually did that.

In summary, please come and talk to me about the new Anne of Green Gables series, Anne. I have a feeling that Amybeth McNulty may replace Megan Follows as the actor who played Anne of my heart. Did you like it? How about Matthew? What did you think of the differences from canon? When is the next episode already?

I also have thoughts about Fortitude: spoilers )


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