misbegotten: The Cheshire Cat's smile (Disney Cheshire Cat Smile)
([personal profile] misbegotten Oct. 25th, 2014 11:12 am)

A few more cats


Icons Here! )
Title: Oasis
Fandom: The Legend of Korra
Written for: Triskaidekalogue for [community profile] femslashex
Characters: P'Li/Ming-Hua, Zaheer
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 6000
Content warnings: violence
Author's Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] st_aurafina for the beta.

Summary: P'Li was the a prisoner - and secret weapon - of a warlord for three long years. Now she's going home, but it's a dangerous journey even with waterbender Ming-Hua and her friend Zaheer to help.

Set late in the incarnation of Avatar Aang.

Oasis )
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([personal profile] misbegotten Oct. 25th, 2014 05:13 am)
Use as desired.



Icons Here! )

Misc English History


Icons Here! )

And who doesn't want a random scary clown?It )
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([personal profile] kerravonsen Oct. 25th, 2014 08:10 pm)
I enjoyed this episode, it was action-packed, clever, with character stuff too.

Unfortunately, something about the plot-logic has been bothering me, something that most people wouldn't notice at all, but, alas, it is my profession. Something to do with the computer programming. Mind you, the writers get double kudos for (a) avoiding Obvious Computer Fail, which very few shows do, and (b) making the computer stuff something that bugged me afterwards, rather than during. So I'm not exactly complaining... it's just a puzzle that I needed to work out.
spoilers SPOILERS and possibly TMI )
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([personal profile] aralias Oct. 25th, 2014 09:19 am)
so - it is [community profile] blakefest today! i wrote some meta. here it is.

Title: The Federation's Children
Word count: 2,500
Written for: [personal profile] executrix
Prompt: Kids in the B7 'Verse: the Doylian explanation for never seeing them is that kid actors are a hassle. Watsonianly, what can be deduced about Federation families?

The Federation's Children )
I started writing this as a Treat for Yuletide 2013. It, uh, took a while to get finished.

RPF is not generally my thing, but I make an exception for stories about the MythBusters fighting zombies, exploring space ... or, apparently, defeating aliens with giant robots.

Why We Can Never Have Anything Nice (2456 words) by Andraste
Fandom: MythBusters RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Mecha

Grant Imahara saves the world just like his friends. It's just that his saving mostly involves a socket wrench.

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([personal profile] lilacsigil Oct. 25th, 2014 03:09 pm)
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

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

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([personal profile] ide_cyan Oct. 24th, 2014 11:19 pm)
Because I'd better rustle something up if I'm going to enter before the deadline.
musesfool: korra, looking hopeful (all that heaven will allow)
([personal profile] musesfool Oct. 24th, 2014 09:02 pm)
As the deadline for yuletide signups approaches, I keep refining my offers, if by refining you mean "dropping things that don't have any letters or fiddling with characters so as not to get assigned to someone asking for something I can't/don't want to write." But I'm interested in a bunch of different requests for things that are still on the list, so I'm sure it will all work out. *deep breaths*


This morning, my iPod played "Follow You, Follow Me" and I got a little teary thinking about Steve and Bucky. *sniff* Someone should vid that. (Of course, I also suggested to [tumblr.com profile] angelgazing that someone should vid them to "Stayin' Alive," so I'm not really a source of good ideas.)


This made me laugh probably more than it should have: Martha Stewart’s newest party plan is punk as artisanal fuck. I guess she is pretty hardcore. She's been to prison, after all.


Ugh, work. Before leaving on her three week vacation, boss1 dropped a large, time-consuming project on me. So much for plans to read and write fic at work the whole time. Sigh.


Legend of Korra: The Calling
spoilers )

So it looks like the plot might start ramping up soon. I am excited to see where it goes!

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([personal profile] settiai Oct. 24th, 2014 08:52 pm)
Pink and Blue (4261 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mass Effect
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Liara T'Soni/Ashley Williams
Characters: Ashley Williams, Liara T'Soni
Additional Tags: Alcohol, Canonical Character Death, Community: femslashex, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Non-Canon Relationship, Post-Mass Effect 1, One Shot, Spacer (Mass Effect)
Summary: The story of the Shadow Broker and the Spectre (but not necessarily the one you're thinking of).

Quantum Relations (1967 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mass Effect
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: EDI/Samantha Traynor
Characters: EDI (Mass Effect), Samantha Traynor, Female Shepard (Mass Effect), Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Additional Tags: Community: femslashex, Mass Effect 3, One Shot
Summary: Samantha wondered when her life suddenly started sounding like the summary of a bad movie. Woman has inappropriate feelings for a VI. Said VI turns out to be an AI. Meanwhile, the universe goes to war.

Two Parts of a Whole (1132 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Gamora/Nebula (Marvel)
Characters: Gamora (Marvel), Nebula (Marvel), Thanos (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Community: femslashex, One Shot, Post-Canon, Pre-Canon, Pseudo-Incest, Sister/Sister Incest, Sisters
Summary: They were each other's everything.

One assignment. One treat. One pinch hit. :)
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([personal profile] settiai Oct. 24th, 2014 08:10 pm)
*insert flailing here*

Eee! I just got the most amazing Mass Effect fic as part of [community profile] femslashex! there Death will not find me by [tumblr.com profile] originally, a post-ME3 FemShep/Samara fic that's absolutely gorgeous.
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([personal profile] wychwood Oct. 24th, 2014 10:05 pm)
I've been trying to post more often, but it's amazing how fast a week goes by. I've been in the new job two weeks now; I hadn't quite realised how much of the first six months was going to be "project implementation" rather than "system support" (although, I mean, the information was there!) and I'm still scrambling a bit. I like my new colleagues, and I still want the job, but right now most of the work is the kind of open-ended long-deadline vague project-y stuff that's always been my least favourite. I knew there'd be more of that than in my old job, and it'll get easier as I get more practice with it, but it's hard to get myself focussed on it, especially when I'm tired or only at the computer for half an hour between meetings. Still, I'm working at it, and trying to keep myself scheduling things in my calendar so that I don't suddenly hit deadlines.

Right now we're mostly preparing for user-testing, which doesn't help; enormous quantities of work to be done to design the actual tests (on every detail of everything, and all the integrations with our systems, and...) but also a ton of logistical details (arrange training for sixty people! check the integration for the logins is going to be set up so that people can actually get into the system for testing! divide up the tests for all the different teams!) that either no one has thought of, or no one has done anything on - and everything has essentially the same deadline of "UAT" which has an official value of "end of October" (clearly impossible) and a probable value of what my new colleague is calling "Decebruary", which makes it hard to know how long anything should take or how urgent it is. How long do I have for this? Well, somewhere between two and twelve weeks, probably. And also I have six other things to do, which can also take that long, so how exactly am I budgeting my time?? Given my aforementioned weakness on long deadlines, it's, uh, interesting.

Having said that, I do think it's going to be OK. I'm going to learn a bunch of new skills, we're all hopefully going to survive the process intact, and come the spring when the system's actually up and running, things will settle down a lot and be more like what I'm used to. I've spent the last couple of years being highly competent and the expert in my niches, so while this is an excellent chance for growth and development, it's also a bit panicking! It's good that everything isn't easy, and I probably need that, but unfortunately it does mean that everything is hard and I'm not actually used to that...

Still: two weeks in, and I'm still upright. For now, that's good enough.
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([personal profile] masqthephlsphr Oct. 24th, 2014 11:17 am)
(1) Had my first PT session for my neck/shoulders this AM. I was at the therapist for about an hour and a half between early arrival, paperwork, interview with the therapist, and actual therapy. Therapist did heat therapy and a massage, which was great, but also pressure point testing to find tender spots ("Ouch, there's one!") and of course taught me some "exercises to do at home" which while good for the shoulders/neck, did not make my back happy.

(2) New Grimm season starts tonight! There is something not to be grim about.

(3) I wrote another short story, 2,974 words. Class busy-ness makes me insane, but... story!
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([personal profile] aralias Oct. 24th, 2014 05:26 pm)
entirely unprovoked ;) here is a review of executrix's zines. i also created a fanlore page for the two issues that i have seen: http://fanlore.org/wiki/Sopron

in general i like the second one (which is to say the third one) a lot more, though the other has one of my favourite B/As in it.

Sopron 2 )

Sopron 3 )
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([personal profile] darchildre Oct. 24th, 2014 09:12 am)

- I have felt really kinda blah all week. No real reason for it - just feel bored and tired. However, I actually slept well last night, so maybe things will improve.

- Also, it is Friday and I have nowhere to go tomorrow and thus can just relax. And on Sunday, we are going to Seattle to see my sisters and have brunch and possibly (weather permitting) go to the zoo. So that's cool.

- Also also, Friday is now Family Movie Night. Tonight is my movie, so I have to provide snacks and a western. (I am doing westerns, Mom is doing mysteries/thrillers, and Dad is doing WWII movies. So far, we have watched The Third Man, which was great, and The Thin Red Line, which was so. very. long.) So we are watching Stagecoach and I am making salty honey pie. Which is a terrible name, but I think the pie will be good. ETA - I think I will call it a honey chess pie from now on. That name is accurate and I feel much better about it.

- So, the other day I read a semi-recommendation for a scifi book series* (semi in that it pointed out things that were really cool about it and also things that were really awful and I decided that I could deal with the awful because of the cool) and I got the first one from the library. And I am really enjoying it and am about halfway through, so I thought I'd put the next one on hold. But the library doesn't have it - it has books one and five, which is terrible. So now I am trying to decide what to do. I can submit a purchase request, which could take a couple of months and there's not guarantee they'd buy it, or I can buy the book myself, even though I just want to read them and don't have any sort of burning fire to own them. It is a conundrum.

- Speaking of which, what are your favorite books that you can't in good conscience recommend to people? Y'know, the books that absolutely do something for you and you love them but are maybe terribly written or are about things that you don't want people to judge you on. And while you read them, you find yourself constantly saying, "Why the hell am I reading this book?" but you can't put it down. I love those kinds of things. Mine are the Jurisdiction series by Susan R Matthews. They are kind of terrible and also written really weirdly in places but I got the first one from the library, read half of it, and immediately bought the rest of the series. Fortunately, the covers look like respectable space opera so you can read them in public. Unlike my other favorite terrible books, the Black Jewels series. I love these books and would never actually recommend them to anyone ever, because you can't without a page of caveats that make you look like a creeper. Tell me about your favorite books like that.

*It is The Myriad by R M Meluch. It is a fun space adventure with neat aliens and space romans and weird wormholes things and I am really enjoying it but oh god, the female characters make me twitch.
Once could be luck. Twice is talent, and Jamie Mathieson is a damn talented writer.

Flatline owes a rather large debt to the Sarah Jane Adventures, but that doesn't make it any less fantastic. Plot and pacing are a thing of beauty in this, the episode which finally sees Clara Oswin Oswald come into her own, take the stabilisers off her bike, and save the world with a little help from her very own side-kick companion.

Spoilers squeezed into a tiny TARDIS )

Flatline is a gem of an episode. It's a celebration of Clara Oswin Oswald. And, a celebration of all companions and the way they change, running with the doctor. Well-paced, taut, with great dialogue, and gorgeous photography and special effects.

Would that all episodes in the series were this successful.


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