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Oct. 25th, 2014 10:49 pm
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Saturday: We has an Incandescens!

Oct. 25th, 2014 10:16 pm
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Who has gone to bed, since she had to get up at Gawdsawful in the morning and has only had sleep on trains and planes since.

Havva Quote
N_____ says, “Man, there were some Characters here back in the day.”
f___ [to N_____]: Now we're all very normal.
N_____ [to f___]: Yes, we are, Fellow Human.
f___ [to N_____]: We respirate on a regular basis!
S_____ says, “Wait, we let a human in?”
G_____ says, “We'RE aLl nORmaL hERe.”
N_____ [to f___]: For I, too, have soft skin and spongy organs. I enjoy life above the ground under the hateful sun!
N_____ says, “Lovely sun. I mean the lovely sun.”
b_________ says, “All of me are human!”
w______ [to b_________]: For some reason I'm suddenly picturing you as a swarm of bees.
b_________ [to w______]: We swarm.
--We are all very normal on the MUSH. Really.

INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

dear yuleperson, 2014 edition

Oct. 25th, 2014 10:17 pm
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As always, my previous exchange letters are filed under my dear author tag, recs are at AO3 or pinboard and pretty much anything there in terms of preference or even story ideas for other fandoms is fair game if you're looking for inspiration. My tip-of-the-iceberg preferences meander around a bit, but if I said I loved something three years ago, it's still a safe bet.

general things )

Colditz (2005), Enlisted (TV), Tennis RPF, The State Within, Would I Lie To You? RPF, Manhattan (TV) )
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Topics guaranteed to get fifty thousand notes, based on a survey of my posting history:

  • Social anxiety
  • Men in high heels
  • Bees

Men in high heels feeling anxious about meeting bees guaranteed to take tumblr by storm.

If anyone reading this is an artist, I will pay you $100 to draw a picture of men in high heels feeling anxious about bees.

Have you guys seriously not heard about Eddie Izzard?

Oh my god this is so perfect

Dear Yuletide Writer

Oct. 26th, 2014 12:47 pm
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for writing a story for me! I've tried to put plenty of information for each fandom, but if you would like to write something completely different please feel free! I am also happy for you to include as many or as few of the nominated characters as you wish. If you're not sure about anything, or want to do a crossover with another fandom and need to check if I know it, just ask my partner [personal profile] st_aurafina.

Things I enjoy: stories about female characters, plot, character interaction, gen fic or any of femslash/het/slash, exploring a canon world. I also like OCs as a way to expand the canon universe, so if that's a direction you want to go, that would be great too. AUs are fine – both in the sense of a deviation from canon and a completely different world – as long as they're not mundane AUs. (Modern AUs are fine, as long as they're not mundane modern AUs – superpowered coffee shops or high school on a Zeppelin would be just fine!)

Things I don't enjoy: non-con or rape, non-canon character deaths (canon deaths are fair game), adult/teen or adult/child sexual interaction, zombies, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic AUs, mundane AUs.

Baker Street )

Daredevil (comics) )

Emma Frost (comic) )

The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner )

Storm )

The Tribe - Ambelin Kwaymullina

(SPOILERS for books one and two – please don't read unless you've read the books, because there are story-destroying spoilers here! If this interests you and you'd like to read the books, head over to The Firstwood to check them out!)

The Tribe - Ambelin Kwaymullina MAJOR SPOILERS )

AlyoraShadow's Yuletide Letter

Oct. 1st, 2014 09:52 pm
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Please Note: This is being hosted for me by Scribe, but does not in any way reflect her own preferences! This letter is about alyoraShadow’s Yuletide fic.

Dear Yuletide Author, )
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im really mad at how accurate this is

A moment of silence for our fallen bearded brother who sacrificed himself for the sake of this disgustingly accurate illustration.

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I decided I might as well take a stab at finishing my other "Secrets" sidefic while I was in a writing mood. This one, "The Dragon Debacle," is about Apple and Daphne Rumluck getting into trouble at the Romanian dragon reserve the summer before they start Hogwarts -- Charlie Weasley guest-stars. I stalled out on that one both because I got distracted by other stories and fandoms, and because I'd written myself into a corner with the cryptic things the cousins said about the incident in Ginny's hearing.

Fortunately I seem to have edited out the weirdest of those statements last year when I was tidying up "Secrets" for AO3. So now I have a new explanation for the mention of "aftereffects" and a rough outline of the remaining story events. It will probably take a few thousand more words to get there, though. The fic is currently at 2,600 words, of which I wrote 250 tonight. If I can't finish it by next weekend, I will officially declare defeat and post it as a fragment, but hopefully that will be enough to time to conquer the blasted thing. *crosses fingers*

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Oct. 25th, 2014 10:23 pm
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Okay, let's do this thing. *cracks knuckles*

Dear Creator Letter

Oct. 25th, 2014 07:55 pm
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[personal profile] yue_ix
Dear creator,

Whether you got me as your assignment, or are simply browsing Dear Creator letters, hi, and thank you for participating in this fannish exchange! :)

Likes & Dislikes )

Yuletide 2013 )

I hope this helped. Have fun and thank you again for making your work. I look forward to discovering it!

Mostly Out For the Next Few Days

Oct. 26th, 2014 12:28 am
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Posted by John Scalzi

I’m getting up very early tomorrow morning to go to the airport for a trip that takes me first to Los Angeles, where I have two very solid days of business meetings, and then to Cleveland, where I am delivering a breakfast keynote to a conference of Ohio librarians. All of which is to say that between going to sleep tonight and waking up on Friday, I am not likely to have much time to moderate comment threads here, particularly ones in which GamerGate, etc are discussed.

So when I hit the hay tonight (Saturday), I’m turning off comments until (probably) Friday, when I am back home and have had a good night’s sleep (The exception will be this week’s Big Idea piece, which will have comments on). Likewise you should expect posting here to continue but to be relatively minimal during the week, on account of meetings, plane trips and desire to sleep when possible.

The good news for me is, after this trip is complete, I do not have to go anywhere else for the rest of the year. Given how packed with travel this year has been for me, this is kind of amazing. And it’s good for you, too, since I have to finish The End of All Things by the end of the year, and I find it difficult to write while traveling. No travel means focusing on the book, which means you’ll have a new novel next year. We all win!

So: If you’re commenting somewhere on the site, you have, uh, a couple of hours to wrap things up. Get to it, and comments will be open again on Friday.

Yuletide Letter 2014

Oct. 26th, 2014 01:34 am
silveronthetree: Dalek bearing a cup of tea (Default)
[personal profile] silveronthetree
Dear Yuletide Writer

*This isn't finished*

You are brilliant for agreeing to write for me and I hope you have fun doing it. My requests are below and you may find the optional details helpful to use as inspiration. I am excited about fic for any one of these sources or characters!

Things I like )

Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome - Nancy Blackett, Susan Walker )

Miss Marple - Agatha Christie - Jane Marple )

Chalet School - Elinor M. Brent-Dyer - Peggy Bettany, Bride Bettany )

Dark Is Rising Sequence - Susan Cooper - Jane Drew, Mary Stanton )

Gotham Central - Crispus Allen, Josephine MacDonald, Marcus Driver, Renee Montoya )

I just want to reiterate that I'll love absolutely anything involving those characters, so feel free to ignore my prompts and go for something that inspires you. Thank you so, so much for writing for me.
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If I Run Out Of Songs To Sing (3531 words) by torakowalski [AO3]:


Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Leo Fitz/Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie
Characters: Leo Fitz, Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Jemma Simmons
Additional Tags: season two spoilers, First Times, handjobs, Blowjobs, Fitz needs someone to look after him

Fitz is almost one hundred percent sure that he and Mack are friends, but he’s eighty percent sure that friends don’t share beds. Still, that’s what keeps happening, and he’s not exactly complaining.

(Contains some spoilers for AoS 2x05.)

So! This was a thing I did today.

Yuletide Letter

Oct. 26th, 2014 01:10 am
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[personal profile] larissabernstein
Dear Yuletide Author,

First and foremost, let me thank you! This is my first Yuletide, and I am gleefully excited!! While I am very happy to write something for another fan, I admit that the prospect of getting something written for me - yeah, my very own Yuletide present! - is just all kinds of awesome. I will count the days till the AO3 notification that there's a gift waiting for me. This pleasant anticipation will make the next few months so much sweeter and lovelier. I hope you have as much fun with your assignment as I will definitely have with the resulting fic.

Now I'll try to keep this letter short. We match on at least one fandom, so I don't see the need to over-explain what I see in a specific film or series. Don't feel yourself restricted or limited by my words, anyway. 

In general, there are only a few things that I outright dislike. Let's just say mpreg is not really my cup of tea; the same is true for rape or non-con sadism - unless you deem it absolutely necessary for the plot. Children in sexual situations and incest are also things that I can do without.
But beyond that, I am open for almost everything, be it good old fluff or experimental and unusual AU ideas. While I love a feel-good fic, I can also enjoy a sad or dramatic story - even a major character death would not shock me, if it is necessary for the plot. Slash, gen, friendship stories, canon-sensitive porn or character study, het and poly - all are welcome here. 

My three requests are:

1. Singin' in the Rain (1952), with Cosmo Brown and Don Lockwood as required characters.

It's totally up to you what you decide to do with them. I am really a sucker for Cosmo/Don slash, but Cosmo/Don/Kathy will always be my OT3. And there are definitely not enough Singin' in the Rain fics out there. Almost a year ago I took part in the Snowflake Challenge and posted two entries mentioning Singin' in the Rain (one simply reccing one of my favourite SITR fics, the other adding SITR to my fannish wishlist). The February Meme, however, will give your much more information why and what I love about this film and the pairings; you can find this lengthy entry here (unlocked).

2. The Nanny (1993-1999), with Maxwell Sheffield and Niles as required characters.

I was never really into "modern" US-ian TV, but The Nanny somehow stood out and gained my attention and love. As I have been sans TV set for the major part of my life, my father taped the series on video cassette for me. It's quite possible that he wanted me to see him more often - not that the promise of the next tape was the only reason for me to visit my parents. But so it came to pass that I acquired all 146 episodes on tape, lovingly recorded and labelled by my father who was very much into this series. (I still like to think that he - a British expat himself and in the music business - heavily identified with Maxwell Sheffield. Apart from the fact that Maxwell is non-Jewish; a fact that my father always held against the poor man. Sure, Dad, Max would have understood Fran and her world so much better and avoided certain misunderstandings and complications - but then - where's the fun in that??) 

Again, it is of course completely up to you, what you want to do with these two required characters. One of my secret pleasures would be to read a Maxwell/Niles fic, gladly with all the awkward moments this might entail. But I love everything about this series, so you won't go wrong with any other constellation. Niles is always a joy to read, be it in a gen fic or spiced up to slash or het.

3. The Sting (1973), with Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker as required characters.

Another film I am totally and utterly in love with. And another film for which there is not enough fanfic! So, yeah, go wild with them. I'll love everything that captures the atmosphere of the film, be it a gen or a slash fic.

And that's it already. Have fun, and don't forget: You are the wonderful person who creates this fic for me - what you do with it, where you go with it is your decision. I am sure I will love your work. <3

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I was about to post this year's Yuletide letter when I realised that I never linked to the fic I wrote for kindkit last year!

So go on and do not stop by silveronthetree
(Biggles Series - W. E. Johns. Teen And Up Audiences. 4097 words. Biggles/Algy Lacey, Mahoney, Major Mullen, Henry "The Professor" Watkins, "Mac" Maclaren.)
During the events of the short story 'The Great Arena' from Biggles of the Camel Squadron, the members of 266 Squadron spend an evening trying to trick German intelligence into thinking they are "as green as grass and over in France for the first time" before acting as bait to even the odds and put a stop the slaughter of new pilots by the Von Doering circus. In the original story the events of that evening were barely touched upon, so here is what might have happened.

I'd been itching to write a Biggles fic for years and I finally had the excuse to write one and the motivation to finish it. This involved all my favourite things about the Biggles books - the boys, their planes and a First World War setting.

Dear Yuletide Writer

Oct. 26th, 2014 11:27 am
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Oct. 25th, 2014 08:18 pm
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Letter coming soon!
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I ship it



…that’s SO much better than what I came up with and I’m gonna steal it.

Do other people ever start shipping a thing because the ship name is so awesome? 

…neither do I, I shipped it like FedEx before I saw this, but - MOCKINGNERD.

Oh hell yes.

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Also, just throwing this out there to make people sad, but…

When he’s thawed out he’s laying down. He was frozen laying down. And the plane hit the water when he was in the pilot seat- we saw that.

Which means he wasn’t knocked out by the initial impact. And it doesn’t look like he drowned, either. He had time to see his expected death coming, after the impact, and lay himself down. My guess is some internal injuries from the crash, followed by freezing to death inside the plane.

So just go ahead an add a little scene in your head of Steve surviving the crash, but knowing that wet and isolated on a field of ice, in a plane that’s still sinking, nobody would get to him in time. But he knows he’s done his job. So he lays down, and closes his eyes, and maybe wonders if anyone will ever find his body, and bring it back to be buried by his mom and dad, since Bucky never was buried. But either way they’ll have a service for him, and that will be nice, and the priest will say the words and he’ll be at rest. And he feels bad, leaving his men, and he regrets everything he never told Peggy, and that he won’t be there for her now, but at least he did his part, right? He got the job done, and that’s what counts. If he dies alone, bleeding out and freezing, that’s all that Bucky got, to. So that’s all right.

What the fuck?!

yuletide; holding pattern

Oct. 25th, 2014 07:31 pm
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apologies, deets to come!

The Wooden Mansion

Oct. 25th, 2014 06:59 pm
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Here's a story from Junji Ito. Remember to read from right to left. Also a warning for brief nudity.

Read more... )

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Oct. 25th, 2014 04:06 pm
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I will update later, I promise.


Oct. 25th, 2014 03:56 pm
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1. I am still pondering my options regarding flannel pajamas, but I do have a new Scotch tartan shirt from LL Bean. It's nice when all the details of a piece of clothing are right: the softness of the flannel, the button-down collar, the navy tartan pattern (carefully matched at the pocket), the comfy but not overly generous cut. And it comes in petite, so the sleeve length and shoulder width are correct. I am pretty sure I will be wearing this shirt every weekend until spring comes. Also, today I put on this shirt after coming back from a morning in work clothes, and I don't think it's a coincidence that Mei found an excuse to cuddle on my chest about two minutes later. She knows a good thing when she sees it.

2. It's a gray, drizzly day, but I am toasty warm thanks to the aforementioned shirt and the sleeping cat draped across my chest. If only I could only reach my book without disturbing the cat, it would be just about perfect.

3. I have reached the "hacking cough + phlegm" stage of my current cold. Oh joy. I think more peppermint tea is in order.

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Title: Penalties in Minutes
Author: [personal profile] fahye
Reader: [personal profile] intransitive ([ profile] exmanhater)
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Jonathan Toews/Patrick Kane
Length: 35:49
Summary: And yeah, maybe Patrick has ranted at him a bit about how you can't always treat sex like a powerplay, Jonathan, but Pat knows as well as Jon that the best plays fall in that sweet spot between preparation and inspiration.

Permanent download link: (right-click, save-as) mp3 [17 MB]
Temporary Mediafire download link: mp3 [16.4 MB]

Or, stream at AO3

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Oct. 25th, 2014 05:36 pm
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Oct. 25th, 2014 06:33 pm
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So, I have a few different universes that I write in for [community profile] rainbowfic on a (somewhat) regular basis. If I were to make landing pages for them, would body be interested?

I also wanna try and write in other universes, especially the ones I want to work on for NaNo this year and I'd love to maybe be more organized with being able to do...stuff.

Hi, I may or may not have been nesting in [personal profile] aldersprig's stories on and off all day and it makes me want to get organized and show people words.

Also, I may wind up poking beta people for original stuff soon. If you know anyone who would be interested in helping me get my shit together, let me know. I can offer to content beta in return, listen to you babble and try and be a sounding board or any other writerly themed help I can offer in return.
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there are too many pictures of mermaids in sexy poses and not enough of them drowning and eating men. whats up with that




Oct. 26th, 2014 10:48 am
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"Crossroads" by angstytimelord
PAIRING: Will Graham/Sherlock Holmes
FANDOM: Hannibal/Sherlock
SUMMARY: Based upon prompt 13: Body.

Has just been added to Sherlock Holmes Slash and is listed on the new stories page and the other pairings page.

Crossposted to Chance's Archive.

Free Kindle Books.

potluck preparations

Oct. 25th, 2014 05:50 pm
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[personal profile] edenfalling
Juuuuust about done baking my potato hotdish thingy for tonight's church potluck dinner.

I bought a new, proper 8x8 baking dish, but it turns out that adding chopped green bell pepper to the mix (along with the ham I already added in my first experiment) means I had enough to completely fill that plus one of my older 6x6 Corningware dishes. So I will have a bunch to share AND a batch all for myself. :-)

They should be ready to take out of the oven in about five minutes, after which I will transfer the small batch into a refrigerator container, wrap the large batch in towels and stuff, and head off to church.


ETA: Arrived home 7:40pm. Dinner went well -- all of my hotdish was eaten, yay! -- and I think I understand the hospitality team structure better now. I will sign up for a couple slots in December. :-D
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The leg up at the end tho.

I like the coach, putting his hands on his knees like, “Welp, that wasn’t it.”

i was almost like “oh man that sucks” and then her leg popped and i fucking lost it

That leg is killing me


falling with style

i reblogged this a million times and i still dont know what it’s funnier: the leg or the coach

the fact that the coach is her father makes this funnier

i will never not reblog this

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I keep meaning to post, but never get around to doing it, oops. So what's new with me? Well, yesterday started my vacation from work. Nine whole days in a row off. I literally have not had a vacation since before I started this job five years ago. I mean, I've taken a weekend here and there to spend with [personal profile] sweetnlow, but never an actual chunk of time wherein I did not have to even think about work for days at a time. (NB: this does not mean I don't think about work anyway, because that's how my brain works, but I don't have to think about it.)

I'm not going anywhere, I just wanted to not be at the store for a while after how ridiculous this year has been and before the holiday season starts.

I have vague plans to fill my time with life betterment such as cleaning and decluttering, crafting, and playing with clothes and makeup and maybe hair. There will also be lots of shopping, because I haven't been clothes shopping since I did my closet purge a few weeks ago. I don't plan to buy a lot since I don't wear street clothes a lot (generally I'm in work uniforms or pjs, or athletic wear if I hoop that day), but I want to find some new things that make me feel amazing and suit where I feel like my style is going.

I did go to a couple of stores yesterday, but not much called to me. I saw a cardigan that was really pretty, but the shape sat a little awkwardly on me, and it didn't have a front closure of any kind. I hate outer layers that don't close. The only thing I did buy was a pair of forest green ("mysterious green" according to the tag) skinny jeans from JC Penney. I tend to forget that I can actually buy cute trendy pants there because their juniors jeans usually go up to a size 19. The legs on their skinnies aren't pencil-thin, either, and fit my thick calves just fine even though the style I bought claims to be a "super skinny." Now I can rock the colored pants trend that I was totally feeling for fall.

So! Who knows what the rest of my down time will bring? Let's find out.

Yuletide letter at last!

Oct. 25th, 2014 05:32 pm
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I'm pretty sure I've finalized my signup. My letter is here.


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