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FFT: Chapter 20 Part I--How the Sexes Were Separated

In which Walker turns Atheist Jack Chick as she re-tells a story by Plato, tosses in a Mother Goddess, removes the canonical male/male and female/female pairings, and blends Zeus with Yahweh so that she can rant about the awful abusiveness of the Judeo-Christian god–while simultaneously demonstrating that her fictional mother goddess, whom she believes all women should imitate, is not even remotely helpful.

I hate this one. I hate it a LOT.

Also, it is begging for spitefics.

#warning: abuse (emotional), #warning: abuse (physical), #warning: do not want, #warning: excessive violence, #warning: homophobia, #warning: nsfw art, #warning: potential triggers, #warning: rape (mentioned), #warning: sexism, #warning: threats of violence

Another supremely busy day

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 07:54 pm
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And another day with very little writing done. I got 770 words on the latest short story which actually looks like it's going to manage to be short. Not a couple this time. It's going to be a poly foursome shaping up and laying claim to each other. Somehow, I'm not sure how, I'm making assassins cute. *shrugs*

Got the cover blurb for the newest novel done. Now I just need to get the cover and ebook done and I'll be able to publish. Sadly, that'll probably be the end of the week since Wednesday is a big audit for a customer at work and I'll have less than zero time for anything on Wednesday.

Still working on Inktober and watercolor, just slowly. I did a neat little sketch and now I'm painting it with my new colored inks just to see what colors they have and how they behave. Purple is much darker than I expected. Red is brilliant eye-burning fuchsia pink. Going to have to do a lot more playing with them over the next few days.

Way, way low on steps again due to the busy work. Didn't do very well on the eating as I had a pastry with lunch. But it was quite tasty--chocolate croissant! I did at least get my arm exercises this morning so that's good.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, playing with inks and watercolor, getting the cover done finally, damn it, hopefully getting the book done, work, exercises and scrubbing my tub which desperately needs it. Though I may do some of that tonight. It's really gross.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

A short one.

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 06:41 pm
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1. Me: "I don't really like sports." Also me: "OMG THE CUBS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES [cries forever]"

("I don't really like sports" is an oversimplification, of course. I feel complicated about sports. I don't feel complicated about the Cubs going to the World Series. I feel baffled, for sure. Happy. Emotional. But those are pretty easy to parse.)

2. Via [community profile] pokestop, Pokemon Go's having a Halloween event from the 26th through November 1st! I'm stoked. I'm swapping my Voltorb buddy for Magikarp and walking as much as I can in those seven days.

3. One of my many to-do list items this week: research my ballot. I want to vote as soon as possible and hide from the world until it's over. (I should also plan my Election Night activity. The past couple elections, I saw a movie. Basically, I just want to be away from news while returns come in.)

Dear Festividder

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 08:45 pm
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Thank you for making me a vid in one of the small fandoms that we share! I want you to have fun and do Festivids however you want to do it, and if that means totally ignoring this that is fine by me. I like a lot of detail when I read letters, so that's how I write mine, but please don't feel obligated to read this all or to take any of this letter as a strict guideline - I like all kinds of vids (including critiques) and I like surprises and I like these sources, so you're pretty sure to make something I'll like.

General preferences )

Music )

My requests, including some additional info: Automata, Black Panther (comics), Brother to Brother, Crash Pad Series, Daughters of the Dragon, Different from the Others | Anders als die Andern, The Get Down, and Sleep Dealer )

Monday Yardening

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 05:39 pm
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Today I finished planting the bag of 50 mixed crocus, under some saplings alongside the driveway.  

Weather is still pleasant. Farmers are harvesting the soybeans across from us, which is noisy and dusty.  :/

Earlier this afternoon I saw a small flock of sparrows at the fly-through feeder.  Not much birdfeeder activity yet, as there is still abundant food elsewhere.

Moment of Silence: Tom Hayden

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 05:01 pm
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Tom Hayden has passed away.  He was a legendary activist in the Civil Rights movement and Vietnam War protests. 

monday list

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 12:55 pm
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  • I'm tapering off my SSRI and
  • I thought I was dizzy before
  • but I am Extra Dizzy Now
  • so much so that all I want to do
  • is read graphic novels
  • (fewer words)
  • and watch Netflix
  • Dear Netflix:
  • You really need to get more seasons of GBBO
  • I can only watch this one season so many times
  • Love, Punk
  • so I watched a documentary on algorithms
  • and one on dogs
  • and I watched Zootopia again
  • and about twenty minutes of Jaws 2
  • but it was so fucking awful I had to stop
  • and I'm not talking about the shark,
  • I'm talking about the sexist misogynistic bullshit
  • that was more pervasive than that cello riff
  • which was also overused
  • fuck you, Jaws 2
  • meanwhile, Tumblr says I should watch
  • the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror
  • because it's wlw with a happy ending
  • I'm there for that

Wonder Woman: Still a Feminist

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 01:41 pm
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Wonder Woman is being honored as a feminist role model

I think this is awesome, although some other people disagree.  They see her as a sex object.  But one of my favorite modern scenes involving Wonder Woman shows her dealing with a harasser.  She lassos him, and he says, "I crossdress in a Wonder Woman outfit.  It makes me feel powers."  She replies, "That's all right.  My Wonder Woman outfit makes me feel powerful too!"  Handled with panache, and without kicking a man while he's down, even if is kind of a dick.

That's my Wonder Woman.

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Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 06:12 pm
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(hello folk who normally see me on IRC, the Internet connection I'm using til Friday doesn't like ssh and I can't face using WebIRC or whatever, so if you want me then e-mail/grab me on Telegram/send me a message/etc <3)

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Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 10:33 am
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I woke this morning with a headache. I took Amerge, and that helped a little. A cold pack helped, too, but I wasn’t able to get back to sleep. I’ve eaten a bit and had a good bit of water and my morning tea.

My right hand is hurting a lot, so I’m wearing a brace which makes a lot of things difficult but helps with reminding me not to do things that will make it worse. I realized yesterday evening that I really needed the brace when my hand almost gave out while I was helping to clear the table at Scott’s parents’ house.

Scott and Cordelia got flu shots yesterday, and Scott finally got a shingles vaccination. I asked the pharmacist to see whether or not Aetna would cover it even though the woman I talked to in March said they wouldn’t cover it at a pharmacy, only at a clinic. Aetna approved the vaccination immediately and without a copay, so Scott got it done.

Scott is working his way through The Wheel of Time now. We’re getting the books on CD from the library. Book four in the series is huge— 34 discs. Scott is sufficiently hooked not to want to listen to other things between volumes. It’s been long enough since I read the part of the series that I read that I’m planning to listen to the books too. I’ve just got so very many audiobooks on my laptop at the moment, though, that finishing any of them seems daunting. Right now, I’m listening to The Wolves of Willoughby Chase which is a book I haven’t reread in at least twenty years.

We spent about three hours at Scott’s parents’ place last evening. Scott’s sister and her family arrived after we did because our niece had to work until 5:00. She was working at a local cider mill, so Scott joked about her working for the enemy. He actually had made the bottle that held the cider that our niece had brought with her. Our nephew wasn’t there. He was away on some sort of trip. His parents did tell us that the only step left for him to achieve Eagle Scout is his scoutmaster doing some paperwork.


Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 09:14 am
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Another tiny story from me up at Daily Science Fiction today. It won't take too long to read, promise.


Aberfan: The Green Hollow

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 12:43 pm
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CW Child Death.

The Green Hollow

Presented without comment, as no comment would be sufficient.

Neat coin I found

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 04:50 am
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This is a coin I found today in the Albertson's parking lot. Looks Japanese. I found a dime somewhere else today, too, but that was just a dime. This is cool. Sorry for the poor photo quality, I took these with my tablet.

Under the cut for size )

POEM: Anne Hathaway by Carol Ann Duffy

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 12:04 pm
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  Posting this as a dedication to elisi  ~ there will be more stories to come, but I need to go home and work on them; write some more, and take care of my kittehs. 

  There will be some kind of master-post for the fics when they're done; including a list of  them in chronological order; aslo likely need to go back and correct a few mistakes :-)

  However, I wanted to post a poem before I headed back to the real world. 

  Really like this poem, it almost feel slike a companion to my favourite story about Shakespeare; Mrs. Shakespeare by Robert Nye, which has been on BBC Radio a few times. Must get the book, and some kind of recording of the radio production too. I think there's a YouTube reading of this, which I must try and find. 

  Anyway, here's Anne Hathaway by Carol Ann Duffy; from

  Anne Hathaway

  ‘Item I gyve unto my wief my second best bed…’
(from Shakespeare’s will)

The bed we loved in was a spinning world
of forests, castles, torchlight, cliff-tops, seas
where he would dive for pearls. My lover’s words
were shooting stars which fell to earth as kisses
on these lips; my body now a softer rhyme
to his, now echo, assonance; his touch
a verb dancing in the centre of a noun.
Some nights I dreamed he’d written me, the bed
a page beneath his writer’s hands. Romance
and drama played by touch, by scent, by taste.
In the other bed, the best, our guests dozed on,
dribbling their prose. My living laughing love – 
I hold him in the casket of my widow’s head
as he held me upon that next best bed.
Carol Ann Duffy

From New Selected Poems 1984-2004  (Picador, 2004). Originally published in The World's Wife (Macmillan, 1999).
Reproduced by kind permission of the author.


Goddess watch over us all, 

Kerk(evik) TehKek Hiraeth 

Not a free ride.

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 04:10 am
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Social safety nets like welfare, SSI, SSDI, food stamps, etc. are in no way a free ride. It's not even a life raft. It's a 2 x 4 with a rope tied to it, barely enough to keep you from drowning if you grab ahold of it and fight constantly to stay afloat. And then the ship is dragging you along in its wake. Which wouldn't be so bad if the people on the ship were helping pull you back onto the ship, but no, they're standing there arguing. One side wants to cut the rope completely because you're "slowing down the ship," and the other side is like "No, that's not nice. Maybe only cut half of the rope?" And then they cut half the rope, and the rope is straining, and all it takes is one particularly strong wave to snap the rope and drown you. It's not fun, it's not easy; you're fighting for survival every moment, nearly dying, it's super stressful and exhausting, and will eventually give you stress illnesses if it goes on long enough. And the people on the ship just want you to give up, stop fighting, and drown already.

Fics for 2016 ~ #018 ~ The Shadows of Reality

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 11:55 am
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   This one was conceived ; written; edited and, now posted this morning as the latest in a set of fics written for elisi 's birthday.


  TITLE: The Shadows of Reality

  AUTHOR: kerkevik_2014

  FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  CHARACTERS: Tara Maclay; Dawn Summers;

  SUMMARY: People's fears and insecurities never go away really; some learn to hide them better that's all.

  A/N: Sometimes I wish we'd seen more of Tara the Mom on the show; Willow being the Dad in most people's fanfics, which I can see actually, and honestly who would Dawn go to when things begin to develop with Lisa?


     “Gotta trust her Dawnie.

   Dawn muttered.

   “It's that simple.

   Tara stared steadfastly back into Dawn's frustrated, miserably apologetic eyes. “What did you expect me to say?

   Dawn laughed bitterly, “You're worse than...

   “You're sister?” Tara suggested.

   “Mom,” completed Dawn, sticking her tongue out, apathetically, when Tara winked; thanking her for the compliment.

   Hugging Dawn she told her softly, “She deserves to know, Dawnie.

   “And I need to know whether this is real?

   Tara's heart broke when Dawnie looked up at her, “How real am I?

   Gripping her tight to her breast she answered.

   “You feel real enough to me, Dawnie.



     Goddess watch over us all,




    Kerk(evik) TehKek Hiraeth



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  Third one this morning to be posted; all birthday pressies for elisi; this one was written after I woke up this morning, so definitely more to come, and about a dozen; including the ones already posted written. 


  TITLE: The Key for a Father's Love

  AUTHOR: kerkevik_2014 

  FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  CHARACTERS: Lisa's father; Dawn Summers;

  SUMMARY: Dawn thinks she's been so careful...

  A/N: After the Valentine's fic, but early in their dating relationship; Dawn is still learning about her girlfriend's father...


     “Not so formal Dawn; not as if this is a date after all, “ grinning wickedly as his offhand remark made her blush.

   Had to keep the pain in check though; so much did it remind him of his wife.

   Even after all this time he could hear Lisa's mother admonishing his evil humor, fresh pangs his just reward.

   He could see so much of them in this girl and his daughter it was hard to remember they were still children. He had to though; hard not to think he could see their future.

   He could only hope Lisa's was happier.




     Goddess watch over us all,




     Kerk(evik) TehKek Hiraeth




Fics for 2016 ~ #016 ~ Summers in the Shadows

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 11:40 am
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  Another finished drabble in this set of birthday fics for elisi; don't know yet how many there will finally be (had the feeling that there were more to come, but I couldn't keep my eyes open). 

  TITLE: Summers in the Shadows

  AUTHOR: kerkevik_2014 

  FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer,

  CHARACTERS: Spike; Dawn Summers; Lisa; Clem; Buffy Summers; Tara Maclay;

  SUMMARY: For some creatures promises mean more than their own safety.

  A/N: This is set after Dawn and Lisa have started dating, but before their relationship is public; especially where Buffy is concerned.


     Obeying his own conscience; rather than the witches threats, he watched them from the shadows.

   For her mother's sake; their mothers' sakes in fact.

   In any case Clem had let their secret out long since; inwardly pleased the Slayer didn't know.

   He had the same respect for the kid's dad Tara did; man had a reputation that impressed him almost as much as his daughter.

   He'd learned never to underestimate someone just because she was a girl, and the kid was as tough as any Slayer; tough enough to be a Summers woman in fact, he chuckled quietly to himself.




     Goddess watch over us all,




     Kerk(evik) TehKek Hiraeth




Fics for 2016 ~ #015 ~ Love in the Shadows

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2016 11:23 am
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  Wrote more than a dozen stories last night/this morning; this is the first to be transcribed and posted. They will not be posted in chronological order; nor in the order they came out of my brain. They are all set in the same femalehusband!verse that sees Tara and Faith as a couple. Should be posting a master list sticky post for that 'verse, but I think I'll do the 22'verse one first as posting these fics will take a couple of days. 

  They are all a belated birthday pressie for elisi, which I hope she will enjoy.  

  TITLE: Love in the Shadows

  AUTHOR: kerkevik_2014 

  FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  CHARACTERS: Hank Summers; Spike; 

  LENGTH: 100,

 SUMMARY: Dawn's wedding; a father uninvited, and a vampire risking... things...

 A/N: This is set a little earlier in the day of the wedding of Dawn and Lisa; also, of course, Faith and Tara; also Andrew, and someone who has yet to be revealed.


      He felt so cowardly.

   “I wanted to thank you for... you know,

   Spike shrugged; lighting a cigarette, trying to seem indifferent.

   “Just stay at the back.

   Hank watched his daughters talking at the front of the Marquee; wondering distractedly what they meant to this man, so willing to risk their anger so he could be here for Dawn's wedding.

   “Ain't you I'm worried about mate; just protecting my bollocks from the Slayer.

   “I don't want to...

   “Don't want her having them off for bringing you do I?

   Hank nodded, and settled into a chair before such circumstances could be set in motion.



     Goddess watch over us all,


     Kerk(evik) TehKek Hiraeth




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