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World Ain't Ready (185796 words) by idiopathicsmile - Les Misérables - All Media Types - Enjolras/Grantaire, background Courfeyrac/Jean Prouvaire

Do you ever read a fic and it's just so right and true and real that it just burrows into your heart and makes a home there because it's everything you always wanted, but never knew you needed? Yeah, this fic is like that for me.

It's a fake-dating, high school AU and I'll be honest, neither of those are things are go-to fic tropes for me. And yet, I spent all day today, in between some really, spectacularly unpleasant stuff that I can't talk about, just soaking in this fic. Basking in it and everything it represents.

It's about queerness and community and finding trust, when trust seems impossible. And it's about being seventeen and queer in a conservative town, with fucked up brain-chemistry and crippling self-doubt and overwhelming expectations and basically, what it was like to be ME. This fic was like looking into a mirror.

Only this mirror-me got the things I desperately needed and I'm not sure could ever have had. Because I went to high school in the mid-90s and although a remarkable number of my high school friends have since come out, we never -- could never -- talk about it at the time. I didn't even have the language or self-awareness to talk about this shit. Not about being queer. Not about my fucked up brain chemistry. Not about the crippling fear that I was smart, but not smart enough. (If I could have talked about the second one, the third one might not have come back to bite me in the ass so much in university).

So, yeah, this fic is going to stick with me for a long fucking time, in the way that all the best fiction does. It's one of the most honest stories I've read in a long, long time.
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It really didn't warrant its own post, but post-swim I made some tiny blue corn masa griddle cakes (somewhere between tortillas and unfilled gorditas or tlacoyos) sprinkled sea salt across them; roasted fresh rockfish with ancho chili and lemon in the same pan; ground two carrots into a fresh salad...and gobbled it all up. I love twenty-minute meals.

::

So the Supergirl showrunners did remember this series is about Kara Danvers aka Kara Zor-El, her beliefs and values! Yay. Supergirl 2x18  )

swifts!

Apr. 27th, 2017 04:39 pm
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[personal profile] mrkinch
I heard white-throated swifts over the Library early this morning! I wish I knew whether or not they still nest here, but it's always great to hear them.

Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!
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Title: Ready to Get Down
Source: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Music: Getting Ready to Get Down by Josh Ritter
Characters/Pairing: Mac and Dennis, Mac/Dennis
Summary: And when you get damned in the popular opinion, it's just another damn of the damns you're not giving
Warnings: none

streaming + download here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3

(no subject)

Apr. 27th, 2017 10:32 am
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Not Prime Time sign ups are open! Sign ups close April 30th and there is a great mix of platonic, singular gen, and romantic relationships from a wide variety of fandoms to choose from in the tag set.

There's some more posts in [community profile] gardening, one about heirloom gardening and keeping track of what/where you plant.

Agents of SHIELD: This show. THIS SHOW. This Framework arc. OMG. *flails* I both love it and wanting to shake my screen at what's going on.
Spoilers )

I have a few chapters from a bunch of manga I'm following to read. Also some more anime in my queue to begin watching. I'm hoping to finish this ficlet, if not today, then by the end of this week.

Speaking of which, next month is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. \o/

[admin post] Admin Post: Counting down to go-live

Apr. 27th, 2017 09:06 am
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Hello, everyone! Meant to toss up a post sooner but traveling and work and gosh oh gosh.

We are down to the wire! Fanworks will go live TOMORROW, April 28 (probably around 9 p.m. ET or whenever my plane lands and I get home).

This means that your fanworks have to be ready for the spotlight--beta'ed, complete, perfected and refined, so everyone gets a fabulous gift.

For those of you on top of your shit and find yourself having a bit of free time, check out Dear Creator letters and create something for the Ante Up Scramble! The awesome part about treats is not only that it's an extra surprise for someone but there are no minimum size requirements. So gift a mini-picspam of those sexy Losers in suits or a podfic of someone's favorite drabble or share a mini-fanmix that personifies Jensen's love of crossbows.

YAY YAY YAY

Apr. 27th, 2017 05:06 am
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We have found a possible home for Thea and, although it's not definite, it's pretty likely and it looks like it will work out WONDERFULLY for everyone involved. \o/
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Welcome to the Thursday the 27th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

- Discussion, Reactions, Reviews and News -
- Podcasts and Audiovisual Discussion -
  • Verity! (audio podcast) Episode 134 reviews, and definitely doesn't argue about, Smile.
  • Doctor Who: The Impossible Girls (audio podcast) Episode 59 discusses Smile.
  • Gallifrey Stands (audio podcast) Episode 159 has interviews with Darren Shan, Martyn Croft, & Jimmy Vee.
  • Tin Dog Podcast (audio podcast) Episode 665 discusses Smile.
  • The Coal Hill AV Club (autoplaying audio podcast) discusses Smile.
  • The Cultdom Collective (autoplaying audio podcast) also discusses Smile.
  • Whocast.de (autoplaying audio podcast) Episode 341 discusses Smile in German.
  • Earth Station Who (audio podcast) Episode 154 also discusses Smile.
  • Discussing Who (audio podcast) Episode 43 reviews Smile.
  • Transmissions From Atlantis (audio podcast) Episode 123 reviews Smile, previews the WHOlanta con and interviews R. Alan Siler (Co-Director of WHOlanta con), and discusses various casting rumours, among other (non-Who) things.
  • Talking Timelords (audio podcast) Episode 67 discusses Smile.
  • (audio podcast)Doctor Whooch Episode 110 discusses Smile.
  • The Official BBC Doctor Who YouTube Channel has a video of Ralf Little being happy about his character in Smile.

- Challenges, Prompts and Announcements relating to Fanworks
- Fanworks -

GIFsets, Caps, and Photosets:


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Science and History

Apr. 26th, 2017 08:26 pm
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[personal profile] monanotlisa
So last Saturday was a good one: We joined the San Francisco March for Science, only one of several Bay Area Marches for Science reported about in the San Jose Mercury News article linked here -- the paper's count seems off, though. Based on the aerial drone shots and mathematical calculations per the official Facebook page, it was closer to 50,000 in SF alone.

If you are interested in images rather than text, check out the three shots I posted on Instagram -- #1 (fannishly relevant to all fans of the true Captain America), #2 (that captures members of our Berkeley scientist group), and #3 (the most heartening one in many ways, also nerdy).

At night, then, we made it to HAMILTON: second time for me, thanks to an invitation from my wife's family to both the musical and the dinner before. My in-laws are the sweetest and most generous...as well as representative; most of the audience of this musical cast only with actors of color were wealthy White-looking people. (Sally has written a HAMILTON review, plus her tag has more entries.)
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U and I went out with DW and two others for a day at Black Diamond Mines that was surprising both in its sightings and its omissions. The canyon wren was singing more than on any previous trip, and U and other brave folk got to see it, nesting inside an old mine protected by an iron gate. I did not go; even with my stick my balance is not good enough for that side trail. When we got to the Chaparral Trail junction we discovered it was closed, or partially closed, or something else (the notice was unclear) and since I was not going down the steep sandstone I'd just come up except on my butt, we took the eastern loop back. I would have happily done the loop alone had the group preferred something else, but alone I would not have had the perseverance to experience the amazing "migrant/warbler tree" up on Ridge Trail. I mean, I had a six warbler day, and the three least common were in that tree: Townsend's, black-throated gray, and hermit warblers, the third being the most striking and least seen by me. Oak woodland without acorn woodpeckers is kind of weird: )

Omissions were phainopepla, black-headed grosbeak, and lazuli bunting, all of which we should have had, unlike Lawrence's goldfinch, which is so peripatetic one never knows.

Have a tree poppy: )

So "the warbler tree". It was a huge oak growing thirty or forty feet below the trail. There was a lot of warbler song coming from it, clearly several individuals of several species, but warbler songs can be very hard to identify, both for the subtlety of the difference species to species and for how infrequently most of us have the opportunity to hear warblers in migration sing. Despite DW's pishing nothing was popping into view. We were getting frustrated and were about to move on when U decided to walk down the slope so she could look up from inside the circumference of the tree's branches, and I determined that I could manage the slope and went along. So there we were, under this immense tree, looking for movement amongst the leaves and branches, and following that movement until the bird, black and white (black-throated gray warbler), or yellow and black (Townsend's or hermit warbler), or sometimes just gray-green if it was a vireo instead, happened to pause in a clear space where we could see it identifiably. Which one would do from time to time; I'd never before seen a hermit warbler so well.
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[personal profile] pauraque
All right, getting back into this!

[personal profile] ravenclawsquill asked question #3 about Nine Ways of Looking at a Book, a Minerva/Hermione fic from last year's Kinky Kristmas.

3: What's your favorite line of narration?

To hold hands with Minerva is perfect, like an illustration in an illuminated manuscript. They walk on, observed only by the round, yellow eye of an insomniac owl.

This whole scene is my favorite, and the first one I wrote (I rarely write in order). I'd already had the idea of doing a sort of tribute to Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird and I was looking at the first stanza, trying to write something that communicated the way I felt reading it. That gap where the reader's attention turns from human experience to the bird in its environment — that's where the poem lives. I tried to put that into these lines, and to me it seemed successful.

damn this week

Apr. 26th, 2017 05:59 am
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[personal profile] darthneko
Monday: go to work at 6am, leave at 9:30pm

Tuesday: go to work at 7am, leave at 11:30pm

Wednesday: go to work at 5am, leave...?

boss and I actually stayed at coworkers house nearby. i slept on the couch with their very adorable and fluffy and friendly cat. we were going to get hotel rooms on the company's dime, but literally all of the hotels nearby are booked solid, probably for the same event we're fucking doing all the signage for. and the event starts at 8am, and I'm still printing the programs which we only got approved at 9pm last night.

i have a headache of the type where there is a small intermittent ice pick being rammed up into one spot at the base of my neck, angled up into my head and bottoming out behind my right eye. it's not constant, it's not regular enough to be called throbbing, it just sort of spasms periodically (frequently) and makes me flinch. lacking drugs (including all my normal meds) I am heavily self medicating with fucktons of water and coffee.

and there's no break in sight, because as soon as this event launches and we can legitimately say we've done all we can for it, we have to hit the ground running to try to make some progress against the avalanche load of stuff that's backed up in the normal queue. we already reached the point yesterday of turning clients away because no, we can't promise a damned thing, not anything, not for the rest of the week, definitely not for same day fuck all anything.

thank god work only explodes like this once every handful of years. >_
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I'm meming! I'm meming!

Apr. 26th, 2017 05:27 pm
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I'm still trying to catch up on posting fic to my Dreamwidth. As I go, I'm trying to post to a comm or two as well, because that's where DW falls down a bit, I think - there aren't as many active comms as there were on LJ. Some really, really active ones! But not as many.

Speaking of which, is there a place I could post my Black Tapes genfic? A general fandom genfic comm? I couldn't find a specific Black Tapes comm, but in searching, I did find that there's an option for DW to add that topic to your interests. (Which is awesome.) And then through that, I found [community profile] addme_fandom, which is like [community profile] addme, but fannish.



Meme with me? (as seen everywhere, probably because it's a good meme!)
Ask me:
1. the character I least understand
2. interactions I enjoyed the most
3. the character who scares me the most
4. the character who is mostly like me
5. hottest looks character
6. one thing I dislike about my fave character
7. one thing I like about my hated character
8. a quote or scene that haunts me
9. a character I wish died but didn’t
10. my ship that never sailed



Also, from [profile] yohijideranged, a music meme!

1. A song you like with a colour in the title.
I have three, because how do you choose these things?
Under this cut: Birdy, Lorde, David Bowie )

Youtube, why do you do that massive gap thing with your embeds? Why?

The rest of the topics )
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[personal profile] st_aurafina
Title: A Child's Path to Clarity
Fandom: The Black Tapes podcast
Rating: Teen
Words: 4672
Characters/Pairings: Richard Strand, Alex Reagan, Nic Silver
Warnings/Content: None
Notes: Written for Yuletide 2016. Thank you to [personal profile] lilacsigil for the beta

Summary: "Almost certainly," said Alex. "Is most definitely not certain."

Also at the Archive

The apocalypse didn't start right away. )

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