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--My sleep has continued to be all over the place. Last night I managed to get to bed around 1 AM or so (IIRC) and didn't get up until 11:30 today; the night before, I was in bed by 1:15 so I could get up at a reasonable hour and [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose, [dreamwidth.org profile] ginny_t, Kas, and I could go raspberry picking, and I managed, at a generous estimate, two hours of sleep. FUN.


--I had these notions of finishing a fic for this round of [dreamwidth.org profile] smallfandomfest, but it wraps up at the end of this month, so...ha ha ha no. ^^; But hey, I got it started and made some actual progress during [dreamwidth.org profile] nanodownunder, and unfilled [dreamwidth.org profile] smallfandomfest prompts remain available for claiming past the round when they're prompted, so it's not like I won't have another chance. I just liked the idea of doing it now.


--I haven't taken pictures yet, but when we were out watering the garden a couple of days ago, there were the beginnings of blossoms on one of the two clematis plants!


--Amidst all the political awfulness, personal stuff, cute gifs, and book-blogger chat, my Twitter feed has been full of people being gleeful about "Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator"--enough so that I briefly pretended I don't have something like 100 unplayed games and can't remember the last time I played anything and went to check it out. I was saved by an impulse buy by the fact that the game's currently Windows- and Mac-only; I do still have a Windows partition for games, but realistically, I also can't remember the last time I booted into it for anything but StarCraft. (And that wasn't terribly recently. I did buy at least the first of the SCII Nova mission packs, but I don't remember how far I got.) (Separate parenthetical: I've preordered the remastered original StarCraft, so for that, booting into Windows will undoubtedly happen. Unless it magically runs under WINE.)


--I need to keep reminding myself that Rogue One is on Netflix until I finally watch it (having literally slept through most of it in the theatre, which was not the movie's fault!). I should also rewatch TFA sometime in the next few months.


--It turns out Black Sails is shorter than I'd been thinking in two ways: I'd somehow had the impression it's five seasons, not four, and I also hadn't realized the seasons are so short (eight to ten episodes each, I think?). All of a sudden bumping it up to basically the top of my to-watch list (which seems to be a good plan, judging from how many people I know are in love with the show) is a way less daunting prospect.

Linkspam: fannish/geeky, misc.

Jul. 24th, 2017 11:19 pm
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Fannish/Geeky Things

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] sgamadison, an update on Stargate Origins: be aware that the new digital episodes are only going to be ten minutes each.

"A Woman, Explaining Things". [Sarah Gailey on the casting of the thirteenth Doctor]

"Towards a Definition of “Fanfiction”: 3,564 people took our survey. Here’s what we learned". [Fansplaining]

"Does God exist in the Marvel Universe?" [Salon]

"Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish Manga Ends on August 25". [ANN]


Miscellaneous

"Radical Cartography" is...hard for me to describe. Very cool things with maps...and stuff...?

"All of my work on the “Irish slaves” meme (2015–’16)". In case you ever need to debunk the "but the Irish were slaves too!" crap that some flavors of racists like to whip out.

"Gratitude for Invisible Systems: One way to improve democracy is for more people to appreciate its complex technological underpinnings".

"My Father Spent 30 Years In Prison. Now He's Out". This is lovely and heartbreaking.

"Updated Syllabus for Journalism 101". [McSweeney's]

"This Is How Tough It Can Actually Be To Follow High School Prom Dress Codes". [Buzzfeed]

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] bell, "When Your Teacher Keeps Saying You Can’t Draw Cats, But Your Paintings Are Photorealistic".

"Make a Magical Carpet Cat Hammock With an Old Towel".

"This Guy Spent A Year Exploring The Subculture Of Competitive Punning".

"How to Fall Down". [Lifehacker]

"Sapphic Stories || Around the world". "Sapphic Stories – Around the world does not intend to be a rec list that is ultimate and finalized, but just the beginning of a search for more pluralized stories. There are many other stories out there that we need to look for. Still, I believe that this post could be a nice start so that people can recognize these stories set in the places they grew up in or to know more about what it means to be sapphic in other places. This list contains F/F fiction books, books that have at least one women who feel romantic/sexual attraction to women, short stories, anthologies, and nonfiction about how it is to be LGBT+ in some places of the world."

"tim walker photographs all black cast for alice in wonderland themed pirelli calendar".

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] dine, "Superb Cut Paper Artworks by Pippa Dyrlaga".

It's voting time again!

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:20 pm
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[personal profile] alisanne
In case you missed it, the drunken revelry that is [community profile] firewhiskeyfic happened once again this past weekend, and I again participated, which means I'm responsible for one of the 12 ~incoherent entries. :P

I just read them all and, once I stopped giggling, voted, so now it's your turn!
If interested, do go and read them, and then vote here for the categories presented.

And trust me, there's something there for everyone, including house-elf sex, Snarry, H/D, Kink...You name it. *g* Go check it out!

original fiction discord server?

Jul. 24th, 2017 04:47 pm
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Would anyone be interested in an original fiction discord server?

EDIT: Okay, I made one! https://discord.gg/fsKAenq

London.

Jul. 24th, 2017 12:17 pm
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[personal profile] gracerene
Hello, lovelies!

I've mentioned this before, but now that we've narrowed dates down a bit, I wanted to make another post. During the weekend of October 19th to 22nd, [personal profile] dicta_contrion and I will be in London. We would love to meet fellow fans in the area for drinks and general merriment. :)

Let me (or Dicta) know if you'd be interested in meeting up. We would love to see as many people as are interested and will plan for a space/time/location accordingly!

Weekly Fic Wrap Up: Week 29, 2017

Jul. 24th, 2017 09:19 am
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[personal profile] alisanne
Happy Monday, everyone. Stay cool!

Here's this week's list.

Ali's List of Fics: July 17 - July 23 )
And here's what I'm working on:
Ali’s To-Do/WsIP List )

I survived....barely

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:47 pm
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I survived a work marathon. Ten days of frenzy grant writing. I'm exhausted and not quite sure If the project has any chance. I spend several nights awake. I work during my winter break. I'm very demoralised. I finished last Friday. I honestly fear for my mental health, I'm on edge.

Yesterday, I visited mum and dad. It was nice, my dad is adorable and sweet in the most dysfunctional way ever. I love him. Mum is mum, I love her, but it needs a little more effort from my part.

Today we travel back to Talca, with my MIL. 3 hours of dull conversation inside the car. Gosh, the woman is boring!
I fake being asleep like for 2 hours to avoid talking to her. I discovered something funny while faking to be asleep: hubby gets bored with her too. He will never confess it, but I know my man, and I observe their interaction while he thought I was sleeping.

Here are some jewels of my MIL fascinating conversation:

1. It's raining...(Well, duh, there is water falling from the sky)
2. There is fog....(I haven't realised e wwere surrounded by a dense fog)
3. Winter will last until September 21st. ... (Erm....erm...well, doesn't we live in the south hemisphere?)

Honestly, what I'm supposed to answer to such idiotic conversation?:

Yes, it's raining.
Wow, there is fog.
Winter is here.

I have no patience with idiocy.
I don't need an intellectual conversation but please do try not to talk such inane things.
I guess I'll stay late at my office this week to avoid her.

Just one last whine: Is there a way to call MIL in the English language that doesn't involve the word mother?

She hates me. I dislike her. She is not my mother by any means. I'm not her daughter. She avoids greeting me if there is no one to witness her rudeness.

Spanish is a much better language. "Suegra" is not a sweet word. Suegra is an ugly word, with no music on it. No pretence of anything, it doesn't suggest any bond apart from being the mother of your husband.
drgaellon: quote from H Beam Piper: English is the result of Norman soliders attempting to pick up Anglo-Saxon barmaids... (Norman)
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July 23, 2017 at 06:51PM from Instagram

Drabble: Dessert

Jul. 23rd, 2017 04:20 pm
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[personal profile] alisanne
Title: Dessert
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Word count: 100 x 2
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[livejournal.com profile] dracoharry100's prompt 489: Eat.
This is part 71 of my H/D Auror Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
It starts at part one: The Beginning (LJ/IJ/DW).
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Authors Notes: Harry's mind stays on one track.

Dessert )

Dragon Con aaaaaahhhhhhhh

Jul. 23rd, 2017 02:57 pm
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I bought Dragon Con tickets for myself and my sister! We're also going to the Night at the Georgia Aquarium thing too. It was pricey but I'll worry about that later lmao. [personal profile] imperion might be going, another friend is definitely going, and my nephew is going (that part is not so exciting, lmao). I also found out that another friend is going in a different group, so we're making plans to meet up at some point. I AM SO EXCITED, Y'ALL. *vibrates*

And I didn't even realize how close it is! Only 40 days away! Omggggggggg.

Weekly Random Post of Random

Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:31 am
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Here's what happens when anyone criticizes my HP obsession )
Happy Sunday, all! And remember, spread love, not hate. <3

Making Decisions

Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:20 pm
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Pretty sure my husband will quit his job because of horrible boss and go back to retail for a couple of years before retiring. I will see if I can stand the job without having to worry about him. We sit across from each other at the office and watching him be miserable was killing me. Now to get through the next uncomfortable weeks as we negotiate leaving the job he's had for 20 years. Still, I am glad he finally decided it wasn't worth it to stick around.

I am fairly sure I will quit myself but I can't right away or the newspaper would be really screwed and I have a loyalty to my hometown newspaper even if I loathe the new editor. Yes, he has improved the paper but at a cost. He micro-manages and criticizes and has convinced both my husband and I that we are crap at our jobs and working with us is a pain. We used to win awards and now we are incompetent twits.

Changes always upset my stomach but, I hope, by winter, things will be calmer. Oh, and the ENTIRE state is basically on fire so that doesn't help either. I'm sure I'll have to write a story about the fires and fuck it up completely.

Drabble: Escape Plan

Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:05 pm
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[personal profile] alisanne
Title: Escape Plan
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore.
Word Count: 100 x 7
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] snape100/[insanejournal.com profile] snape100/[community profile] snape100's prompt # 700: The Snapely Alphabet of Places - Upper Flagely.
This is part Twelve of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Escape Plan )

Harry Potter Cross-Gen Recs

Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:36 pm
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These are all of my Harry Potter recs where the people in the pairings are from different generations. Hopefully the cut tags are pretty self explanatory! :)

♥ = favorite

updated July 22, 2017

Harry Potter/Sirius Black )

Draco Malfoy/Severus Snape )

Maurader Era/Trio Era Slash )

Other Slash )

These are all of my Harry Potter recs where the people in the pairings are from different generations. Hopefully the cut tags are pretty self explanatory! :)

♥ = favorite

updated July 22, 2017


Draco/Albus Severus )

Trio Era/Next Gen Slash )

Het Pairings )

[reposting to DW]
[reposting to DW]

Y e a h so

Jul. 21st, 2017 08:00 pm
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........I bought Dream Daddy.

:D :D :D

:'D

I'm ready for the most wholesome dating sim I've ever played.

Black Holes and Curry

Jul. 21st, 2017 07:22 pm
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Title: Black Holes and Curry

Author: [personal profile] bleedingangel84 
         
Beta: None

Pairing:  Ron/Draco

Rating: PG

Warnings: None

Word Count: 365

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction created for fun and no profit has been made

Written for: [community profile] hogwarts365  Prompt 201-    “Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole--it's so dense that there's no room for light, but that doesn't mean it can't still suck me in.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes; Height; Nimbus Racing Broom Company

Notes: A very random piece of writing. I have no idea where this thing came from, but I blame the prompts.

Summary: Draco and Ron discuss black holes. And curry.






Ron/Draco )

Fic: Photo Op

Jul. 21st, 2017 02:59 pm
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[personal profile] alisanne
Title: Photo Op
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Summary: Some opportunities are too good to miss, and some aren't.
Word Count: 365
Warnings: Mild angst.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365/[community profile] hogwarts365's prompt # 201: “Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole--it's so dense that there's no room for light, but that doesn't mean it can't still suck me in.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes, Height, Nimbus Racing Broom Company.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Photo Op )

My shopping list

Jul. 21st, 2017 08:23 pm
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[community profile] firewhiskeyfic  is running today. With some Harry-centric prompts.

This necessitated a trip to the supermarket. My purchases: 330ml of Captain Morgan's. 2 litres of  Pepsi Max Cherry (being marginally less overpriced that Dr Pepper at the moment) and two bars of Cadbury's chocolate. (one Dairy Milk and one Oreo)

I went out in the pouring rain to do this. I'm 90% sure from the cheery way the cashier said 'have a nice weekend' that he must thing I'm a depressed alcoholic. 

The things one does for fandom.

edit: correcting so many typos. I've no drunk anything yet!

Linkspam: fannish/geeky, misc.

Jul. 21st, 2017 03:02 pm
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Fannish/Geeky Things

"Here's how the new Star Wars novels will connect to The Last Jedi: The ‘Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ books will explore details from the history of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia". I'm just gonna jump down here to Canto Bight: "This collection of four short stories will focus on creatures from the glamorous casino world of Canto Bight, described as the galactic version of Monaco. The book, which hits stores on Dec. 5, will be written by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, and John Jackson Miller." [Also linked at [dreamwidth.org profile] aftertheendtimes, because awesome news is awesome.]

"Stargate Origins Series to Launch New MGM Digital Platform — Watch Teaser".

"Pacific Rim: Uprising Releases Teaser and Info on a New Crop of Jaegers". [Tor.com] And once again, we have a Jaeger with a slur (same one) in its name. :/

"Jenny, the Doctor’s Daughter, Finally Getting the Doctor Who Spinoff Adventures She Deserves" [in audio drama form]. [The Mary Sue]

"Dick Grayson vs. Toxic Masculinity". [Book Riot] [May 2017]


Miscellaneous

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] wendelah1, "Rape Choreography Makes Films Safer, But Still Takes a Toll on Cast and Crew". [Content warnings: what you'd expect from that headline.]

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] dine, "The Kitten Rental Program is Saving Lives".

"The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence".

"Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For 'Ransom': The company is now charging a $400 fee to hot-link images — which will break photos on tons of old websites and blogs.". [Buzzfeed]

"The Lost Cookbooks Of Black Chefs".

"Just 19 Fascinating Things About The Hair & Makeup On 'GLOW'". [Buzzfeed]

"How Eyeliner Defines My Womanhood". "My politics and my eyeliner became inseparable. Projecting my own sense of beauty, without shame or hesitation, scared the hell out of my opponents. My look was my armor and my weaponry. / But the fight took its toll. Somewhere in my late teens, I closeted myself again, without particularly noticing that I was doing so. I stopped wearing anything that scanned as feminine. I didn't even own eyeliner for 20 years. And I said nothing when people took me for a straight, cisgender man. [...] I’ve finally recognized, over years of trial and error — mostly error — that a wildly disproportionate amount of anxiety I experience arises from dressing like a man. A couple of years ago, that anxiety was swallowing me whole. I didn’t like who I’d become, and I wanted better for myself and my family. And, thanks to the wealth of information available online, and the supportive trans and queer community I found there, I had finally found the words to describe myself."

"Not in This Day and Age? On “Feisty, Cheeky, and Rebellious” Women in History".

"Cooling the tube – Engineering heat out of the Underground". "One of the biggest problems is a side-effect of what made it possible to dig the deep level tunnels in the first place — namely the very solid and nice to tunnel through London Clay which sits under the city.

In fact, when the early tube tunnels were dug, they were so cool down there that the cool tube was seen as a respite from the summer heat on the surface. Why suffer on a bus in the heat when there’s a cool tube to take instead, said the marketing men.

So why is the Bakerloo line, once the coolest place to be, now a mobile sauna?"
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[personal profile] gracerene
Title: Because You Already Voided the Warranty, So You Might As Well Make It Worse
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~3,450
Content/Warnings: Auror Partners, sex toys, mild D/s, banter, light bondage, blow jobs, facials, desk!sex, office!sex
Summary: Being a Junior Auror means getting stuck with all the crap assignments, but in this instance, it just might have worked out in Harry's favour.
Notes: Happy Birthday [personal profile] blithelybonny! You are such a delight, and it was wonderous getting to hang out with you earlier this year IRL. It took me awhile to figure out what direction I wanted to go with your prompt, and I hope you enjoy what I came up with. Wishing you a fabulous day and an even better year! <3

Read on AO3

Read more... )

Fanart - Castlevania - Alucard

Jul. 20th, 2017 09:29 pm
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a long haired man with his eyes closed and hands folded
Click to see bigger!

Sooooo I ended up finishing this a lot faster than I thought I would, haha. Alucard just wants to nap but his pops just has to rile things up all the time!

Harry Potter Lootcrate!

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:26 pm
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You guys!
So I signed up to receive Harry Potter Lootcrates, and the first one arrived today!

Clicky to see mah loot! Thank you, Aquascum for technical assistance! )
Anyway, all in all, I liked the loot. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

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