how do I hate rewrites

Aug. 24th, 2017 10:58 am
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LET ME COUNT THE WAYS.

exchange front

Aug. 21st, 2017 11:21 am
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DCEU exchange was in and complete on time. I got an extension, I would have liked to write more. I might still add another chapter.

Rarepairings is written and posted, but is being re-drafted due to my not liking the way the current ending plays out.

Genex assignments have a couple of notes, but no actual words.

Just put my name down for Remix Madness. Unlikely as always, but we'll see. May or may not get involved.

Sedoretu Promptfest has a few couplets, but nothing concrete: this will probably fail, but I'd kind of like to try it all the same.

Haven't even looked at AU Exchange or Crossovering, and have given Franzi and Gecko's Friends Exchange a quick lookover but nothing more.

I haven't responded for marvel Bang: no time, no inspiration, no brain.

Otherwise I think it's quiet until Yuletide/Santa set of exchanges, which will pop up just as I've completed these...

Contemplating joining [community profile] wip_amnesty but not sure it's worth it. I mean, yes, the satisfaction of posting stories (and I have many many WIP), but I guess I can do that on AO3 and a few people will take a chance on reading it anyway...

if you're reading this

Aug. 17th, 2017 08:28 am
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The world is a trash fire right now. And even if you stay out of the flames, the smoke is still pretty deadly.

Stay safe and don't forget to self-care.

(This may include limiting news intake and taking meds. By all means decide on what news intake you can handle, but from someone who lives with a med-taker, seriously, TAKE YOUR MEDS.)

like I need more bunnies

Aug. 16th, 2017 12:54 pm
tielan: Wonder Woman (WW - bracelets)
[personal profile] tielan
...I really want to write a Bruce/Diana/Lois/Clark sedoretu, dammit...

Or I want someone to write it for me. But I am not the kind of person that people write things for, so I end up writing it myself.

ahahaha

Aug. 16th, 2017 08:52 am
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Apparently I am more Australian than our Deputy Prime Minister, who has automatic NZ citizenship thanks to his parentage and some very flexible NZ citizenship laws.

In breathtaking irony, he's the kind of person who thinks people like me are "the problem with racism in Australia".

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

A clip by SBS Viceland played on this so hard, it was wonderful: A Message From Australians Who Look A Bit Foreign.

(no subject)

Aug. 15th, 2017 01:52 am
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Summer & Slushies (283 words) by tidal_race
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Leverage
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Words: 283
Relationships: Alec Hardison/Parker
Characters: Alec Hardison, Parker (Leverage)
Additional Tags: comment fic, fic_promptly, Summer, sugar and sunshine

Summary: For the prompts: 'Leverage, any, summer and slushies' & 'senses: taste' at [community profile] fic_promptly 

weekend and monday

Aug. 15th, 2017 08:36 am
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I ended up staying home today as well. Sat in the sun. Snoozed for a couple of hours in the middle of the day. Surfed the internet in the afternoon. Finished an assignment.

Read up quite a lot about Charlottesville and the responses from Christian leaders who haven't sold their soul to nationalism over evangelism:

Two from the Auburn Seminary:
Will Christian America Pick Up Its Cross?
Every word of every book in the scripture was written by a person who was colonized or under threat of colonization by empire. The good news of The Bible must be considered good news to the colonized!

What I Saw In Charlottesville
The courage of the clergy present inspired me. In public gatherings and in private conversations before Saturday, participating clergy were warned that there was a high possibility of suffering bodily harm. A group of clergy (pictured below) walked arm-in-arm into the very center of the storm, so to speak, delaying entry to the park as they stood, sang, and kneeled. (Lisa Sharon Harper shares her reflections here.) This symbolic act took a great deal of courage, and many who did so were spat on, subjected to slurs and insults, and exposed to tear gas. I hold them in the highest regard.


Even Tim Keller has something to say:
Race, The Gospel, and the Moment
First, Christians should look at the energized and emboldened white nationalism movement, and at its fascist slogans, and condemn it—full stop. No, “But on the other hand.”


--

In Australia, the government has decided to waste $122million (estimated) on a survey of whether same-sex marriage should be legal. It's a survey because it's non-binding and non-mandatory vote. (A 'plebiscite' is a non-binding, mandatory vote on a constitutional matter, and a 'referendum' is a binding, mandatory vote on a constitutional matter. Aren't you glad I told you?)

*facepalm*

The most godly Christian response to the whole situation that I have yet seen has been given by someone who wasn't even on my radar in Australian Christianity. But it encapsulates everything that I wanted to say about what's going on and how Christians are reacting/behaving.

Hey Christians, Watch Out For That Plebiscite

As per usual, it is advisable not to read the comments.

--

In 1939, I didn’t hear war coming. Now its thundering approach can’t be ignored... by Harry Leslie Smith, survivor and soldier of WWII.

--

I know most of you are here for the fic and the giggles, and I imagine that you're a little pissed off that I'm putting up links about politics and faith. Fair enough.

Truthfully, I'm just having a perfect storm of real-world issues relevant to my interests as a Christian, as an Australian-born Australian of Chinese descent, as the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants and refugees, and as a woman.

2186 / Orphan Black, 5.10

Aug. 13th, 2017 10:07 pm
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As [personal profile] sheafrotherdon wrote about a few days ago, we had a wee bit of a vehicular misadventure while attending a conference. I have some friction burns and a bruise on my arm from the side airbag (which looks worse than it feels), but am otherwise okay. Still, between that and a fairly intensive week-long series of workshops on teaching, I was so grateful to come home, shower, and crawl into my own bed last night.

Orphan Black, 5.10, To Right the Wrongs of Many )
sholio: Peter from Guardians of the Galaxy looking over shoulder (Avengers-GotG-Peter)
[personal profile] sholio
This is one of the two GotG vids I made back in May/June, now remastered with HD footage! In addition to replacing all the clips with better-quality ones, I also swapped out a few of them and recut a couple parts of the vid, so it's a little different now than it was. (The old one is still on Youtube if you want to compare. Original DW entry here.)

Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy 1&2
Song: Holy
Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Summary: He may have been your father, boy, but he wasn't your daddy. Parenthood, family, and divinity, by way of Peter Quill.

Streaming: https://youtu.be/sn2J-gAG3Cs
On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10920468
Tumblr: here

Download: MP4 - 72 Mb (zipped) | DivX - 110 Mb (zipped)
Subtitles: Download zipped SRT file

Embed and lyrics under the cut.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Holy - remastered )

Art: Rodney's Treasure (SFW)

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:34 am
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ZPM art! Over at my journal here

Done for the [community profile] drawesome  "different perspectives" challenge. 


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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] sga_noticeboard
Good Morning Starshine by mific
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard
Additional Tags: Traditional Media, Pencil, Fanart, Domestic Fluff, First Time
Summary: John and Rodney waking up together, the morning after. (for a [community profile] drawesome  song lyric prompt)



Art: After the Change (SFW)

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:26 am
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After the Change  by mific
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Post-Apocalypse, Fanart, Digital Art, Alternate Universe - Fusion, Fanfiction, Survival, Emberverse fusion
Summary: "Seriously, Sheppard, these old cities give me the creeps. Let's get the hell out of here."



Fic: Your Turn (John/Ronon) (NC-17)

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:24 am
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Your Turn (3810 words) by mific
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ronon Dex/John Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Ronon Dex
Additional Tags: Fanfiction, PWP, Dom/sub, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Bottom John Sheppard, Spanking
Summary: John's not really cut out for this Taskmastery shit.
Notes: written for [personal profile] badfalcon in the 2017 John/Ronon thing-a-thon exchange at [community profile] satedan_grabass 

Two SGA Podfic Covers and Audiobooks

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:10 am
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Over here on AO3

Cover art and collated audiobooks of [personal profile] avidreaderlady's podfic readings of 'Down Came a Spider' by Tipper, and and 'Wit's End' by [personal profile] greyias

     

Art: Is It Gone Yet? (SFW)

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:01 am
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Title: Is It Gone Yet?  (on DW) (on AO3)
Artist:  [personal profile] mific 
Rating: G (Gen)
Characters: Rodney McKay

Rodney, hiding from a giant bee in the ferns . Done for a [community profile] drawesome  challenge with a spiral as the prompt. 
 
 
 

Vorkosigans for the win! (Literally.)

Aug. 11th, 2017 01:40 pm
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There aren't very many years when I have really strong opinions on Hugo award winners, but this was one of those years when there was one category where I did have very strong opinions, and I'm completely delighted that the Vorkosigan books won for best series. (Full list of winners and nominees here.)

This isn't specifically because of my personal feelings about it (all the nominated series are ones that I either personally really enjoy or have heard good things about). It's because, of all the series on the list, it's the only one that I consider really, truly groundbreaking at the time it came out. Yes, the series has dated badly in some ways, but it's still kind of amazing to me that these books (the first half-dozen or so, anyway) were written in the 1980s. They stand out much less today, with so much more diversity of books available -- not just in the kinds of people in the books, but the kind of books that are around in the genre. But even by modern standards, these books are kind of weird (one part mil-SF, one part generation saga, one part comedy of manners). And at the time they were written, they were really, truly visionary. There just wasn't anything else like them. I think they were the first SF books I ever read where gay and agender and disabled characters were just there, as an ordinary human component of the future -- and yes, I know that is one aspect of the books that hasn't aged very well, but it was the 1980s! One thing that sticks in my head is LMB's account of what made her write Ethan of Athos: as a mom herself, she had a conversation with some male friends about whether men would be able to raise children by themselves (without a woman in the picture). She thought it was possible. Not a single one of her male friends agreed. I mean, literally didn't think it was a thing that could happen. So she went and wrote Ethan of Athos about an all-male planet to prove them wrong.

That's how much the world has changed in the last 30 years, and that's the milieu that the early books in the series were written in, and yet, books like Shards of Honor and the early Miles books are still completely readable today; they've dated a bit, but to me, anyway, they don't feel nearly as dated as the vast majority of 1970s/80s sci-fi does now.

So yeah, that's why I had strong feelings on that category, and that's why I'm really thrilled it went the way I was hoping it would go. The other series are excellent books. All of them have their own individual strengths; many of them do well what the Vorkosigan books don't. But I wanted LMB to win because, though they have their flaws, I think her books are really, truly visionary, groundbreaking, and influential in a way the others aren't, and that's what I think the Hugo awards (ideally) should recognize.

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