i have an idea…

Jul. 26th, 2017 10:47 pm
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Posted by Wil

I have this idea to make something as a unique art project. It is either the craziest, dumbest, most impractical thing ever … or it’s a crazy, dumb, impractical thing that will be awesome.

I will need exactly one million people, from anywhere in the world, to make it happen. I wonder if that’s possible.

Feel free to speculate, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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The Eden Project is a conservation project as well as educational. .

Eden Project

The Eden Project's Biomes.
Read more... )
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The Disabled People Destroy SF Kickstarter*, to produce a disability themed special issue of Uncanny magazine, is up and running here and well on its way to meeting the initial funding goal (about 80% funded with 29 days to go).

And the first of their personal essays on disability and SF is up here, a good piece on Mental Health/neurodiversity** getting in the way of growing up to be the SF protagonist you dreamed of, that the genre allows you to be, so sitting down and setting to work to change the genre to allow for protagonists with MH/neurodiversity. I'm so glad the first piece talks about MH/neurodiversity and invisible disability, as they're the most invisible/most often cured of SFnal disabilities.
 

* If you aren't familiar with the 'x' People Destroy series, it has already done POC Destroy SF and Queers Destroy SF to significant success. I was initially a little disconcerted it's swapped magazines for the disability issue, from Lightspeed to Uncanny, but the editors of Uncanny have a disabled child and they've assembled a solid team of disabled editors for the special issue, so my worries seem unfounded.

** The author talks about a bipolar diagnosis, but then settles on neurodiversity as their preferred community label. It's a view I have some sympathy with, though it can confuse people about non-MH related neurodiversity.

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new Bujold podcast interview

Jul. 26th, 2017 10:02 am
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http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/15467364-new-bujold-podcast-interview

...is here:

http://www.podcasts.com/live-from-the...

The interview starts at about 1 minute in, and runs about 30 minutes.

This was recorded on Day 4 of ConVergence, earlier this month. (Which seems longer ago than that, already.)

Ta, L.

posted by Lois McMaster Bujold on July, 24
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Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is the Managing Editor of Fireside Fiction, a literary magazine which publishes a variety of things, lots of which are SF.

Her essay on the task, and the metaphor, of "blind reading," does a great job explaining why the phrase "blind reading" is unhelpful

http://firesidefiction.com/blind-reading

Here's a taste: click to read )

Tuesday, 25th July, 2017

Jul. 25th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Steal Like an Artist

Jul. 25th, 2017 08:06 pm
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I’ve been struggling a lot to keep writing, to keep creating, to find the inspiration and the focus I need to do my job. A lot of it is related to my Depression, but there comes a point when the difference between being a professional and a hobbyist is actually doing the work, even — especially — when it’s hard.

So this weekend, Anne and I took the kids up to Santa Barbara to celebrate our birthdays (which are all in the next two weeks), and to get a change of scenery for a couple of days. It was a gorgeous trip, emotionally and spiritually, and while it didn’t give me the magic bullet to suddenly break through the struggle I’ve been having, I made a ton of progress, because I read a book that I took with me. Here’s my review that I posted to my Goodreads thingy:

Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon, is essential reading for all artists.

It’s a quick read that you can finish in one sitting, but the ideas and advice it contains will stay with you long after you’ve put it down. Some of Austin’s suggestions will validate what you’re already doing, some will challenge you to fundamentally change a creative practice, others will inspire you to grab a notebook and get to work immediately.

Because it’s such a small and accessible book, you’ll want to go back to it from time to time. Just like Stephen King’s On Writing, as you change and grow as an artist, it reveals new ideas and inspirations to you that you may have missed on a previous read.

This is a fantastic addition to your library, and a wonderful gift for any creative person in your life.

I’ve been profoundly inspired by Austin’s book, because he reaffirmed things I’ve already been doing as an artist, but mostly because he gave me permission to think about the entire creative process differently.

For a long time, I have felt like a travel writer who never leaves the house, and Steal Like An Artist helped me find the door so I can get back on the road.

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Challenges
Prompt #455: Breathless at slashthedrabble (Closing date July 27th, 2017)
Challenge 548: Hard to say at ncis_drabble (Closing date 31st July 2017)

Fiction
Drabble:
Privation by cutsycat (Tony, Ducky; G)
Venerate by cutsycat (Gibbs; G)
Starveling by cutsycat (Tony; G)
Wiseacre by cutsycat (Tony; G)

Quagmire by cutsycat (Tony, McGee; G)
Quixotic by cutsycat (Abby, Tony; G)
Maunder by cutsycat (Gibbs/Tony; G)
Payback by holdingwonder (Tony, Sacks; G)

Vade Mecum by cutsycat (Tony, Ziva; G)
Amicable by cutsycat (Ducky; G)
Cabal by cutsycat (Ducky, Palmer; G)
Forcible by cutsycat (Tony, DiNozzo Sr; G)

Compromise by holdingwonder (Gibbs, Fornell; G)
Indigence by cutsycat (Tony, Franks; G)
Frangible by cutsycat (Gibbs/Tony; G)
Grandiloquent by cutsycat (Gibbs/Tony; G)

Approbation by cutsycat (Tony, Vance; G)
Dishabille by cutsycat (Tony, Kate; G)
Clerisy by cutsycat (Tony; G)
Debouch by cutsycat (Gibbs; G)

Epicene by cutsycat (Tony; G)
Braggadocio by cutsycat (Gibbs, Tony, DiNozzo Sr; G)
Hubris by cutsycat (Ducky; G)
Gustatory by cutsycat (Tony, DiNozzo Sr; G)

Ken by cutsycat (Gibbs/Fornell, Tony, Abby; G)
Recherche by cutsycat (Tony; G)
Chimera by cutsycat (Tony, McGee; G)
Mulct by cutsycat (Tony; G)

Hector by cutsycat (Gibbs; G)
Disquisition by cutsycat (Tony/McGee, Tali DiNozzo,; G)
Tatterdemalion by cutsycat (Tony, Abby, McGee; G)

Panjandrum by cutsycat (Tony, DiNozzo Sr; G)
Dulcet by cutsycat (Gibbs/Tony; G)
Serendipity by cutsycat (Gibbs, Tony; G)

Extemporaneous by cutsycat (Tony, McGee; G)
Copse by cutsycat (Gibbs/Tony; G)
Not Enough by ami_ven (Abby, Ducky; G)

Het:
God Laughs/Distractions by sandersyager (Tony/Abby; PG-13) posted by michaelchance

Slash:
The Last Halloween by nancy (Gibbs/Tony; PG-13) posted by michaelchance
Twilight, Redux by nancy (Gibbs/Tony; PG-13) posted by michaelchance
White Christmas by angstytimelord (McGee/Palmer; PG-13) posted by michaelchance
Facing Fear by angstytimelord (McGee/Palmer; PG-13) posted by michaelchance


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new Penric impending

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:56 am
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Lois McMaster Bujold says, here:

https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/15463253-new-penric-impending

I am pleased to report that I have finished the first draft of a new Penric & Desdemona novella. (For that peculiar value of "finished" that means, "still dinking till it's pulled from the writer's twitchy hands.")

Title will be "Penric's Fox"

Length, at this moment, is around 37,400 words. It is more-or-less a sequel to "Penric and the Shaman", taking place about eight or nine months after that story.

Final editing and formatting, arranging for cover art to send it out into the world nicely dressed, etc., will take some unknown amount of time and eyeball-endurance, but e-pub will likely happen in August.

My computer file tells me I started typing the opening on March 3rd, but of course there was lead-up to that. It is, in general, hard to tell or remember when a project segues over from "notion" to "planning", although the notion had been with me for some time. Story notions are like a collection of vaguely related objects rattling around in a box; planning starts when some key object that connects them all drops in, and things suddenly get interesting.

Ta, L.
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I was wondering if anybody has a copy of this fanfic? I know that I´ve read it and I really want to read it again.

Thanks:)

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EARWORM

Jul. 24th, 2017 09:47 am
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I watched Disney Descendants 2 over the weekend, and although on the whole I found it meh with a handful of bright spots, this song is now stuck in my head because the chorus is all PUMPED UP YASSSS LET'S GO PUNCH SOME PEOPLE



Basically, good workout music. :D

The actual choreography is a little awkward in places but it's really the attitudes of the actors that sell it at all. China Anne McLain is SUCH a joy, and such perfect foil for Dove Cameron that I almost wouldn't have thought it possible after Dove's heavy lifting in the first Descendants. (Although, why do they make Dove and Sofia do action/dance sequences in such chunky heels??? At least Dianne gets flats.)

Also I.... probably shouldn't find Harry menacing Ben to be as hot as I do. >.>

Sunday 23rd July

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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

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Title: The Devil's Luck
Author: KouriArashi
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairings: Allison/Scott, Derek/Stiles, Melissa McCall/Sheriff Stilinski, Chris/Victoria
Rating: Teen
Length (total): 7:26:25
Music: S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W by My Chemical Romance
Cover: Opalsong (heavily influenced by Kylie L's gorgeous covers for this series)
Summary:Another day, another mysterious series of murders in Beacon Hills ....

Podbooks Link:
Podbook [7:26:26; 211.1MB]

Chapter Links [length; size]:
Chapter 1 [29:12; 22.8MB]
Chapter 2 [25:49; 20.6MB]
Chapter 3 [28:54; 22.6MB]
Chapter 4 [27:01; 21.0MB]
Chapter 5 [33:20; 46.0MB]
Chapter 6 [31:23; 24.2MB]
Chapter 7 [37:45; 52.1MB]
Chapter 8 [31:37; 43.6MB]
Chapter 9 [30:21; 41.9MB]
Chapter 10 [30:27; 42.0MB]
Chapter 11 [26:14; 20.2MB]
Chapter 12 [37:58; 29.2MB]
Chapter 13 [35:30; 49.0MB]
Chapter 14 [40:54; 31.5MB]

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3
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Title: Fledged
Author: Lys ap Adin
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Katekyou Hitman Reborn
Pairings: Gen
Rating: General
Length: 26:16
Size: 36.5MB
Music: Tsuna Awakes by Toshihiko Sahashi
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: There comes a point when a person has to say, "Enough." And Tsuna just reached his.

Link: mp3

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Thanks to Lys ap adin for having blanket permission!!

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OTW Guest Post: UsedKarma

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:09 am
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Fan artist/writer Usedkarma tells us about her fandom history, the Darcyland network, & what sets it apart https://goo.gl/NUqCir

(no subject)

Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:59 am
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Title: Mouthpiece
Author: Rheanna
Reader: DesireeArmfeldt
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Length: 30 mins
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard
Additional Tags: Podfic, Podfic Length: 30-45 Minutes, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot, Ancient plot device
Summary: "Well, that's one way to get you to shut up."

Text at AO3

MP3
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Title: could not make a wookiee intimidating
Author: QueenWithABeeThrone
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Star Wars
Pairings: Gen
Rating: General
Length: 8:42
Size: 12.3MB
Music: Uh-oh! by Midnight Syndicate
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: "Aw, come on,” says Anakin, glaring at the dice as if they’ve personally offended him. “You roll twenties for Ahsoka and not for me? I own you, you fuckers, the least you could do is do me a favor every once in a while.”

or: Anakin Skywalker's terrible luck strikes again at the worst time.

Link: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

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The fourth collection of IDW's Back to the Future comicbook series, and a great return to form. Where the previous two issues had big adventures with potentially destructive time continuum consequences, this one's a relatively quiet story about Marty's headspace, and explores that paradox first introduced in the first film -- if Marty has arrived in a changed 1985 where his parents are rich and have a great relationship, is he in fact displacing an "other" Marty for whom this 1985 is normal?

This comic doesn't try to fully explain away paradox, which is good, because there is no way you can. BttF's idea of time travel is plot-elastic, and that's fine. Instead it explores the characters' headspaces regarding it -- mainly Marty's (oh my heart), with Doc, Jennifer and George giving in their two cents. It's such a wonderful, self-reflective and occasionally heartwrenching story where Marty struggles with the realization that he may have usurped another Marty's place in the universe, i.e. that our Marty might be the "wrong one". THIS IS THE GOOD STUFF.

Marty and George talking about theoretical alternate timelines. )

Marty's nightmare about Other Marty coming to take back his rightful place. )

Basically this volume cuts down to the emotional core of Marty McFly -- he talks a big game but he's a dork with insecurities and it's not like he was all that assured of his place in the world BEFORE he started time-travelling. I forgot to mention that the first story in the collection is a flashback thing of how Marty and Needles met, which was another bit that had my heart swelling three sizes because Marty's a Good Kid, y'all. Doc isn't as critical a part to this story but he's right there to give Marty the support he needs plus to remind him that hey, he isn't alone in having questions in feeling out of step in the new timeline.

Plus there's also this bit, more easy dialogue between Marty and Doc which I was really missing in the last collection:

It's not exactly banter... )

Good stuff, I'm most pleased.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:48 pm
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[Silmarillion] Cold Comfort

Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:04 am
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Title: Cold Comfort
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Amyfortuna
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] Chestnut_filly
Fandom: The Silmarillion
Pairing: Nerdanel/Nienna
Rating: T
Summary: "Nerdanel, early in the Second Age, ponders the wisdom of her choices."
Length: 9:11

Mediafire download link
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Recorded and posted for Tolkien Femslash Week 2017, for the prompt Sappho 56 (trans. Anne Carson):

not one girl I think
who looks on the light of the sun
will ever
have wisdom
like this

Because is this not the most Nerdanel quote there has ever been?
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There are slight sound effects here, but I don't think they should be triggering for listeners with auditory epilepsy, and there is no dramatic reverb/echo for those with auditory processing issues. The biggest difference is in "distance" and a slight volume drop.

Friday 21st April

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[Silmarillion] Tribute for the Queen

Jul. 21st, 2017 10:03 am
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Title: Tribute for the Queen
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] LiveOakWithMoss
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] Chestnut_filly
Cover Artist: [tumblr.com profile] StygianAcrimony
Fandom: The Silmarillion
Pairing: Lalwen/Queen Berúthiel
Rating: M
Summary: "Berúthiel honestly doesn't know why she puts up with Lalwen. (Except, no, she totally knows why.)"
Length: 4:26

Mediafire download link
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This podfic was posted for Day One of Tolkien Femslash Week 2017, for Sappho's fragment 16A:
"Some men say an army of horse and some men say an army on foot and some men say an army of ships is the most beautiful thing on the black earth. But I say it is
what you love."
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Doctor Who News: Chris Chibnall Becomes A Doctor
Doctor Who News: BBC Responds to Complaints About Casting (CASTING SPOILERS)
Blogtor Who: Candy Jar Books Announce The Third Free Short Story of 2017 "The Two Brigadiers"
Blogtor Who: Exclusive - Doctor Who The Fan Show's Christel Dee Talks Candidly to BlogtorWho
Blogtor Who: Takes a look at the career of the actor chosen to play the Thirteenth Doctor (CASTING SPOILERS)
Blogtor Who: BBC Books & Penguin Random House Announce Book Deal for the Thirteen Doctor stories (CASTING SPOILERS)
Blogtor Who: How did the BBC Hide Such a Huge Announcement? Will Thirteen be Ginger? (CASTING SPOILERS)
Blogtor Who: Topps Announces Thirteenth Doctor Topps Now Card – Available for 24 hours (CASTING SPOILERS)
Blogtor Who: BBC reveals Doctor Who star's salary (CASTING SPOILERS)
Blogtor Who: BBC's perfect response to complaints about Thirteenth Doctor casting (CASTING SPOILERS)
Verity!: Extra! – There’s Nothing “Only” About Being a Doctor + Our Gap Months (CASTING SPOILERS)

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Discussion & Miscellany
louisedennis reviews episode 10x10 - The Eaters of Light


Fanfiction
Single Part/Completed
Contentment by meatball42 [The Doctor/Jack | M]
We'll Be Okay by gallif_migrant [Thirteenth Doctor, Twelfth Doctor | not rated] (CASTING SPOILER)


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Kidlet story

Jul. 20th, 2017 09:23 pm
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New Draco-centric story from the kidlet over at AO3! I betaed. I even offered some comments that were not smiley faces.

I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine (24327 words) by terminally_underwhelmed
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Minor or Background Relationship(s), Pre-Harry/Draco - Relationship
Characaters: Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Narcissa Black Malfoy, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Blaise Zabini, Luna Lovegood, Arthur Weasley, Astoria Greengrass, more like ace-storia amirite, various OCs, Minor Characters
Additional Tags: Epilogue What Epilogue, War Aftermath, Emotional Growth, Bureaucracy, Pre-Slash, Friendship, headcanon dump
Series: Part 1 of Solitaire/Mercenary
Summary:

They're together when the Dark Lord falls.

Draco is barely aware of his own senses, half-blind and exhausted from months upon months of corrosive fear, and whatever shred of reality is still allotted to him is in his father’s urgent grip on his shoulder and his mother’s hands around his and the way he leans on both of them.

making space to be creative

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:32 pm
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Posted by Wil

One week and about ten hours ago, I decided to step away from Twitter for a little bit. The specific details aren’t important, and I suspect that many of you reading this now are already nodding in agreement because you grok why. But I took it off my phone, and I haven’t been to the website on my desktop since. For the first 48 hours, I spent a lot of time wondering if I was making a choice that mattered, and thinking about how I wasn’t habitually looking at Twitter every few minutes to see if I’d missed anything funny, or to see the latest bullshit spewing forth from President Fuckface’s mouthanus. I was, ironically, spending more time thinking about Twitter since I wasn’t using it than I spent thinking about it when I was.

It started out as a 24 hour break, then it was a 48 hour break, then it was the weekend, and here we are one week later and I don’t feel like I’m missing anything important. I feel like I’ve given myself more time to be quiet and alone, more time to reflect on things, and I’ve created space in my life to let my mind wander and get creative.

I’m not creating as much as I want to, and I’m starting to feel like maybe I’ll never be able to create as much as I want to, but I’ve gotten some stuff done this week that probably wouldn’t have gotten done if Twitter had been filling up the space that I needed.

Here’s a little bit from my blog post that became a short story that grew into a novella that is now a novel, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything:

My mother was leaning against her car, talking with one of the other moms, when we arrived. My sister was throwing a Strawberry Shortcake doll into the air and catching it while they watched. I walked out of the bus and across the blazing hot blacktop to meet her.

Willow, catch!” My sister cried, sending Strawberry Shortcake in a low arc toward me. I caught her without enthusiasm and handed her back. “You’re supposed to throw her to me!” Amanda said, demonstrating. Her doll floated in a lazy circle, arms and legs pinwheeling, before falling back down into my sister’s waiting arms. The writer in me wants to make a clever reference to how I was feeling at that moment, about how I could relate to Strawberry Fucking Shortcake, spinning out of control in the air above us, but it feels hacky, so I’ll just talk about how I wanted to make the reference without actually making the reference, thereby giving myself permission to do a hacky writer’s trick without actually doing it. See, there’s nothing tricky about writing, it’s just a little trick!

It’s still in the first draft, and I may not keep all or even any of it, but after putting it aside for months while I was depressed about too many things to look at it, it feels so good to be back into this story.

Oh, speaking of writing, I got notes back from the editors on my Star Wars 40th anthology submission. I thought that, for sure, they’d want me to rework a ton of it, but all they asked me to do is change a name! And they told me it was beautiful! So I’ve been feeling like a Capital-W Writer for a few days.

And speaking of feeling happy for a change, Hasbro and Machinima announced that I’m a voice in the next installment of the Transformers animated series, Titans Return. And it feels silly to care about this particular thing, but Daily Variety put my name in the headline, which made me feel really, really good.I’ve always felt like the only thing that should matter is the work, and that the work should be able to stand on its own … but that’s not the reality even a little bit. Daily Variety is the industry’s paper of record, so when it chooses to put you in the headline of a story, people pay attention and it matters in the way that can make the difference between getting called for a meeting, or the last ten years of my life as an actor.

It’s also a good reminder that, even if I’m not getting the opportunities I want to be an on-camera actor, it is entirely within my power to create the space I need to be a writer.

 

Thursday, 20th July, 2017

Jul. 20th, 2017 09:28 pm
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Posted by stasha2g

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Off-LJ News:

Radio Times: John Barrowman dressed in a sparkly Tardis tutu to honour new Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker.

Fanfiction:

Complete:
Drabble: Headache Cure by badly_knitted [Ianto, mentions Jack | G]
Sleep easy by m_findlow [Jack, Ianto | PG]
Autumn shower by m_findlow [Jack, Ianto | PG]
Overheard by m_findlow [Team | PG]
Practice makes perfect by m_findlow [Jack, Ianto | PG]
Once bitten by m_findlow [Jack, Ianto, Owen, Tosh | PG]
Eavesdropping by m_findlow [Ianto, Rhys | PG]

WIP:
Resurgence (4/43) by milady_dragon [Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones, Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Arthur Pendragon/Merlin, Eleventh Doctor/River Song, Rowena Harkness-Jones/Henry Morgan, Owen Harper/Suzie Costello/Diane Holmes, Anwyn Harkness-Jones/Gwaine, Emlyn Jones/Aymara Khan, Rhys Williams/Samara Harkness, Others| PG-13 | TW/DW/MCUMerlin/Forever]

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Title: Thrall
Author: Lys ap Adin
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Katekyou Hitman Reborn
Pairings: Bianchi/Yamamoto Takeshi
Rating: Explicit
Length: 27:16
Size: 37.7MB
Music: Poison Scorpion, Bianchi by Toshihiko Sahashi
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: In which Yamamoto has cause to go undercover with Bianchi and discovers something about himself.

Link: mp3

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Thanks to Lys ap adin for having blanket permission!!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3

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Title: Quid Pro Quo
Author: Lys ap Adin
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Katekyou Hitman Reborn
Pairings: Bianchi/Dino
Rating: Explicit
Length: 10:06
Size: 8.1MB
Music: Danyism by Toshihiko Sahashi
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: Dino Cavallone has a broad-minded sense of fair play.

Link: mp3

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Title: Shōtō
Author: Lys ap Adin
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Katekyou Hitman Reborn
Pairings: Xanxus/Squalo, Xanxus/Yamamoto, Yamamoto/Squalo
Rating: Explicit
Length: 6:10
Size: 5.0MB
Music: Ame no Keishousha by Toshihiko Sahashi
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: Xanxus figures it's probably better not to ask too many questions, just in case he doesn't like the answers.

Link: mp3

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ot: SFF Binge-Reader Bundle

Jul. 19th, 2017 10:23 am
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https://storybundle.com/bundle

Just a couple of these things, & it pays for itself. For example, the Fiction River anthology alone [nearly 800 pages!] is 8.00 on Kindle. The Uncollected Anthology Year One [490 pages] is only available as a $24 paperback. Afaik, this is the only e-book edition. The Grayson trilogy is excellent, romance-with-woo-woo fun; the Rusch Diving series has great buzz. The Faerie Summer is a 20-book e-book set.

Throw in the others, & that's a lot at an excellent deal. Squee!

filkferengi, off to buy it now

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017

Jul. 19th, 2017 01:57 am
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Posted by czarina_kitty

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Communities & Challenges:
tw100 announces Challenge 457: Soothe/Soothing

Fanfic:
Complete
Bundle Of Joy by badly_knitted [Ianto, Gwen, Tosh, Jack, Owen | G]
Magic Carpet Ride by wojelah [Jack/Thirteenth Doctor | G]
Cooked by badly_knitted [Ianto, Jack | G]
Owen Finds A Friend by badly_knitted [Owenm Jack, Ianto, TOsh, Gwen, OCs | G]

Works in Progress:
Resurgence Chapter Three by milady_dragon [Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones, Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Arthur Pendragon/Merlin, Eleventh Doctor/River Song, Rowena Harkness-Jones/Henry Morgan, Owen Harper/Suzie Costello/Diane Holmes, Anwyn Harkness-Jones/Gwaine, Emlyn Jones/Aymara Khan, Rhys Williams/Samara Harkness, Others | PG-13]

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The episodes that never were

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:12 pm
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[personal profile] lunabee34 says: "Tell me about the episode (or book chapter) that never appeared in one of your fandoms but should have."

Star Trek TNG: "The Price" is such a god-awful episode that when it leaves those two Ferengi in their shuttlecraft stranded in the Delta Quadrant and doesn't bother to tell us what became of them, that's not even the worst of its crimes. (The worst of its crimes is probably what Crusher and Troi wear to do aerobics.) Anyhow, yes, the Ferengi were acting like jerks, but they didn't deserve to die the kind of death that you'd die stranded in a shuttlecraft 30,000 light-years from home. I think either they should reappear as part of the Borg collective, or the Voyager crew should find them.

Due South: More Ray&Ray. Doesn't everyone want more Ray&Ray? Make RayK go to meet a new informant and discover that it's the Bookman.

The Princess Bride 2: the story of how Buttercup wound up being the Dread Pirate Roberts.
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Off-LJ Links
Blogtor Who: Opinion on why the actor chosen is the perfect choice for the S11 casting announcement
Doctor Who News: Reaction to the S11 Casting Announcement
Actor and playwright Trevor Baxter has passed away from Blogtor Who and Doctor Who News
Doctor Who S11 Casting Announcement Reveal Has Record Viewings from Doctor Who News and Blogtor Who
Doctor Who News: Announcement of new Lethbridge-Stewart short story The Two Brigadiers

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parrot_knight with Planet of the Spiders Revisited
astrogirl2 on the S11 casting announcement
selenak on the S11 casting announcement (spoilers for Orphan Black 5x06 also in post)

Fanfiction
Complete
Magic Carpet Ride by wojelah (G | Thirteenth Doctor/Jack Harkness | S11 Casting Spoiler)
Outside Help by badly_knitted (G | The Doctor)

Communities & Challenges
who_contest announces voting for the Wrinkle challenge and new challenge Wild Animal


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Posted by bluefirebird

Challenges
Challenge 547: Cutting down at ncis_drabble (Closing date 25th July 2017)

Fiction
Drabble:
Tattoo by cutsycat (Gibbs/Tony; G)
Imprecation by cutsycat (Gibbs, Ducky; G)
Supplant by cutsycat (Tony; G)
Vertiginous by cutsycat (Abby/McGee; G)

Pied-a-terre by cutsycat (Gibbs, Tony; G)
Argus-eyed by cutsycat (Gibbs/Tony; G)
Series Problems by ami_ven (Abby, Palmer; G)
Corpulent by cutsycat (Tony, McGee; M)

Bacchanalia by cutsycat (Gibbs, Tony; G)
Profuse by cutsycat (Tony, McGee; G)
Doyen by cutsycat (Gibbs; G)
Billet by cutsycat (Gibbs/Shannon; G)

Coterminous by cutsycat (Gibbs; G)
Plaintive by cutsycat (Gibbs, Vance; G)
Tremulous by cutsycat (Gibbs, Tony, Fornell; G)
Doughty by cutsycat (McGee; G)

Arbiter by cutsycat (Tony, Abby, Ducky, Ellie; G)
Pablum by cutsycat (Gibbs, Tony, Vance; G)
Milksop by cutsycat (Tony; G)
Cajole by cutsycat (Gibbs/Tony; G)

Hardscrabble by cutsycat (Tony, DiNozzo Sr; G)
Potentate by cutsycat (Gibbs, Tony; G)
Moil by cutsycat (Gibbs, Tony, McGee; G)
Redact by cutsycat (Gibbs, Tony, McGee, Kate, Burley, Blackadder; G)

Slash:
Breakthrough by angstytimelord (McGee/Palmer; PG-13) posted by michaelchance
Going Smoothly by angstytimelord (McGee/Palmer; PG-13) posted by michaelchance
Sick and Tired by nancy (Gibbs/Tony; PG-13) posted by michaelchance
Play by nancy (Gibbs/Tony; NC-17) posted by michaelchance

Searches
sunshinegirl200 is looking for a specific story with supernatural Gibbs/Tony
hot_mama89 is looking for a specific story with Tony Dinozzo slash

Miscellaneous
solariana Check-in 3 for 2017 NCIS Big Bang/Multi Bang @ ncis_bang
nakeisha Call for prompts for Promptathon 29 @ older_not_dead


Did we miss something? Let us know. You can either comment here or e-mail us: ncis.newsletter@gmail.com

This Week in Fandom, Volume 56

Jul. 18th, 2017 01:44 pm
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This Week in Fandom

This week in fandom: Reaction to the 13th Doctor, Photobucket & SoundCloud problems, and stats on female sports fans: https://goo.gl/gCTfC1
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- There's a group of people who detest it on principle. Asked to define it, they create a definition that basically sorts everything into two categories: Things I Hate, Which Therefore Belong To the Genre I Hate, and Things I Like, Which Obviously Do Not Belong To the Genre I Hate. (Ask a classic rock fan who hates country about Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Or a classic sci-fi fan who hates fantasy about Pern.)

- Traditionally, about a third of it was worthless due to sentimentality.

- More recently, another third of it is worthless because capitalism endlessly churns it out in identical shiny plastic pieces.

- When it's bad, there's nothing worse.

- When it's good, it captures the human spirit so well that it brings tears to your eyes.

johnny sokko and his flying robot

Jul. 17th, 2017 11:22 pm
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Posted by Wil

A young boy aids in the fight against a mechanized terrorist organization as the sole controller of a prototype giant robot.

I couldn’t sleep, so I wandered into the weird and comforting landscape of UHF television’s modern equivalent, which in this case is a digital antenna station on 56.4 here in Los Angeles, called Comet TV*

For the next half hour, I watched this magnificently bizarre thing called Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot. As far as I can tell, there’s this little kid called Johnny Sokko, and like all the other kids in school were all “Johnny Sokko, you’re a stupid face!” so he was like “h*ck you guys, I’m going to get a giant robot and live on a boat for some reason. Oh, and also, I’m like 8 or whatever, and I’m in charge of a giant flying murder machine. So watch your step, bitches.” Johnny gets this this giant robot who flies, and he controls him by issuing commands into a gold wristwatch. Instead of telling the robot to breakdance for his endless amusement, Johnny cries a lot and makes the robot save the world from a squid guy or something who lives in a sunken spaceship, adjacent to a pineapple under the sea? It’s all a little fuzzy in the translation, I’ll be honest, but I think I got the gist of it.

Anyway, I probably made some of that up, but this is all true: There’s a Flying Robot who is vaguely Egyptian. There’s a Gargoyle Gang, the Emperor Guillotine, a military group of children who are called Team Unicorn and are the only thing between Earth’s survival and intergalactic destruction for some reason, and all the bizarre 1960s Kaiju visual effects you could ever hope for. The music is exactly what you want it to be, and at one point, an entire freeway overpass is destroyed, because who among us hasn’t wanted to do that!

A quick search on a few of the Internets made it clear to me that I was not just way late to the party on this (the short I saw was originally released in Japan in 1967, as Giant Robo because obviously) but I am also discovering this literally decades after it became popular with the cool kids. So if you’re like OH GREAT WIL WHEATON THANKS FOR WASTING MY TIME WITH SOMETHING I ALREADY KNEW ABOUT now you can feel like a jerk because it’s new to me, Roland. It’s new to me!

It’s weird, and fun, and overflowing with potential audio samples, so I thought I would share it with you today. Here’s what I think is the first episode, in which we meet Johnny Sokko, the Flying Robot, an unsettling sea monster, and more:

There are several collections of Johnny Sokko films at the Internet Archive. I guess you can also buy remastered DVDs if you want to go that route (though I strongly believe that the faded and aged look of the originals at archive.org is a significant contributor to the charm of the thing.)

Good luck. We’re all counting on you.

*It’s owned by the profoundly evil Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which is a giant bummer. You can buy evil offsets by supporting ACLU and SPLC, if it makes you feel better.

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