Attempting to reset my sleep cycle.

Sat, Oct. 25th, 2014 08:40 pm
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[personal profile] vass
Going to bed now.

See you all tomorrow.

Today's Ancillary Sword thought

Sat, Oct. 25th, 2014 03:16 pm
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[personal profile] vass
mild, non-detailed spoilers )

Attention Clarice and/or Jubilee fans!

Sat, Oct. 25th, 2014 03:09 pm
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[personal profile] lilacsigil
My [community profile] femslashex fic arrived! It's a fantastic transposition of Jubilee and Clarice's comics backstories into movieverse, and deals with Jubilee's reaction to Logan's memory changes at the end of DoFP and what that meant for the Jubilee & Logan relationship. Clarice's AOA backstory completely works in the less fantastical movieverse, which is impressive in itself, but it also means character development for Creed, and I have to say this is the first time I've ever felt anything positive towards any of the non-AoA versions.

What You Need (1644 words) by heeroluva
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men (Movies), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clarice Ferguson/Jubilation Lee
Characters: Clarice Ferguson, Jubilation Lee, Victor Creed
Summary:

With both the past and present rewritten, Logan loses more than he ever knows. Jubilee finds a confidant in the most unexpected place.

Dear Yuletide

Sat, Oct. 25th, 2014 02:30 pm
qem_chibati: Coloured picture of Killua from hunter x hunter, with the symbol of Qem in the corner. (A cat made from Q, E, M) (Default)
[personal profile] qem_chibati
Heyo Fellow Yuletider!

This year I am travelling throughout much of the Yuletide period, so this letter is a little more lopsided than a normal one of mine. This isn't because I prefer one fandom over another, but I tend to recycle a lot of my prompts (as they are still things I'd like to read!), and some things were easier to find than others.

The key things to avoid are - no underage sex; and no character bashing.

Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the writing process and would rather you have fun when writing rather than feel like you need to struggle to fit all my prompts or likes - I love these fandoms a lot, so I'm pretty confident I'll love your results. <3

But for those who prefer having something to reference:
I have a big list of likes and dislikes here: http://qem-chibati.dreamwidth.org/10861.html


Cheers,
[archiveofourown.org profile] Qem

Halloween at work

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 07:21 pm
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[personal profile] azurelunatic
Not allowed to peck Purple with my long, dagger-like loon beak.

New fic!

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 06:34 pm
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd
"One More Day" (AO3 | DW)
Center Stage, PG-13, 4890 words, Eva/Juliette, for [community profile] femslashex, October 2014
Eva's come to terms with why she left ABA for a guest stint in London. Now she needs Juliette to understand why she came back.

Shoutout to Netflix for having Center Stage so I could watch a million times in July/August/September...and then getting rid of it just in time for me not to do a final check for my fic in October. Augh.

Anyway, I really liked doing [community profile] femslashex! It's like Yuletide in that I get that smaller-fandom itch scratched a little, but the timing's better AND it's guaranteed to have its focus on ladies (or non-binary folks, but I haven't seen any yet). And then, on top of having fun writing, I actually got both a gift and a treat!

Gift: Masters of Sex episode tag centered around Lillian and Virginia. I can tell my gifter read the rambling I put down in my letter and possibly understood it/me better than I do because this is exactly what I wanted to read for them: their dynamic and acknowledging the tragic elements without dwelling on them. It's a comfort blanket of a story without hiding the tough spots, and I adore it.

Treat: Angel Haze/Ireland Baldwin story using Angel Haze's actual Instagrams as story structure, and the prose makes it read like the story equivalent of an Instagram picture with a filter on it. How delightful is that? I clapped my hands with delight while reading it.

I'm going to go through more of the archive later, but if anyone has any recs, I totally want them! I'll be updating Twitter/Pinboard with my own as I go through.

Poem: "Pulling the Strings"

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 08:04 pm
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This is spillover from the March 17, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Kestrels_nest. It fills the "slavefic" square in my 1-3-13 card in the Trope_bingo fest.  It has been sponsored by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, who is working on some pretty awesome stuff featuring the Puppetmaster and his Marionettes.  This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Read more... )

Awesome Ceramic Art

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 07:24 pm
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This video got to the multicolored pot made from layered glazes, and one of my artisan characters went, "Oh!  I see what he did there!  I want to go try that!"

Yeah, there's gonna be exploding pots for a few weeks over in Waterjewel, and then something stunning will come out of the kiln.  I have up years ago trying to believe that anything was impossible, after the original Insanity Pot made from a whole bunch of different clays in layers like an agate.

Read "Little Witches" by Alexconall

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 07:16 pm
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
 [personal profile] alexconall has written the poem "Little Witches" to my prompt.  It's adorable, with just a bit of a dark edge, and wonderful cultural motifs.

Sometimes what comes next is the gym

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 04:27 pm
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[personal profile] redbird
The numbers from [profile] julian_tiger's most recent bloodwork are worse, and his weight is down; we aren't going to have him much longer. And I lost Velma less than a week ago. So, try to avoid making significant decisions, and I am doing quite a bit on habit. Things like having yogurt for breakfast, or timing on cups of tea.

One of those habits seems to be exercise, though that's not an everyday thing like the morning yogurt. I hadn't been to the fitness room since Monday, so I went this afternoon. I think it helped my mood, as well as being good for me on other levels. There were two other people in the exercise room, one telling the other what to do, setting the amounts of resistance on the machines, and so on. The one being instructed looked to be in his teens; it was weird realizing that I may have been doing this since before he was born. That's enough years to normalize it, and make it something to do when "normal" feels a bit out of reach.

numbers )

Call for Prompts

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 06:27 pm
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
[personal profile] alexconall is hosting a prompt call on "ghosts and goblins, witches and werewolves" and autumn/death holidays.  Leave prompts, get ficlets; boosting the signal or donating will raise your priority in stuff being written.

Poem: "Finding the Tears"

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 05:34 pm
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This poem was written outside the prompt calls, and sponsored by Dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "grief / grieving" square in the Birthday Bingo Fest public card. It belongs to the Danso & Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem deals with past parental death and teen mourning. You may need kleenex.

Read more... )

Dear Festividder...

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 10:31 pm
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[personal profile] rhivolution
This is a placeholder post of goodness.

Poem: "Climbing the Family Tree"

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 02:15 pm
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This poem came out of conversations with [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and other fans.  It also fills the "starting over" square in my 5-22-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo  fest.  It has been sponsored by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer.  This poem belongs to the Danso & Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Read more... )

Pan de Muerto de Chocolate

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 12:10 pm
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
How do you make an awesome traditional recipe even awesomer?  Just add entheogen.

Yuletide letter 2014

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014 09:49 am
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[personal profile] akamarykate
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for offering one of these tiny fandoms! Please rest assured that I will be in love with your story; I've been doing Yuletide off and on for a number of years and I've always been thrilled with my gifts. The fact that you're willing to go deeply enough into one of these worlds to write about it is a gift in and of itself.

It's been a couple years since I've done this, and I feel like I shouldn't do a copypasta from previous letters, but OTOH a lot of what I said then still holds true now. So bits of this are repeated, but tweaked for the modern age, and the specific details about each request are from scratch, how's that?

General Stuff: )

Specific Requests )

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