[admin post] Admin Post: Check-in #10

Jul. 27th, 2015 09:42 pm
lady_krysis: Cropped photo of the promo poster for The Losers with Aisha, Jensen & Pooch & text that reads: 'The Losers' (The Losers - group)
[personal profile] lady_krysis posting in [community profile] ante_up_losers
Last week of July! (My, how time passes fast.)

Please respond to the top-level comments, even if you don't have any progress yet, just so we know you're here. Jump in with cheerleading anywhere you like, even if you're not technically on the team! And if you decide you *do* want to be on the team, go ahead an put up a comment at the sign-up post.

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Please reply to everything you're signed up for. If you've got a bang and two complements, please post something on each thread so your teammates can track your progress and cheer you on! If you only comment on one thread, that's the only one that will be checked off.

Last week's check-in we were missing [personal profile] lunesque, [personal profile] nagasvoice, [personal profile] amethystina, and [personal profile] surgicalstainless.

Let us know if we're missing anyone on your team, or if you have any questions or concerns, please Contact A Mod.

Here we go!

Team Podfic: [personal profile] kisahawklin, [personal profile] lunesque, [personal profile] nagasvoice, [personal profile] omens
Team Panacea:[personal profile] mnemmy, ✓[personal profile] james, [personal profile] nagasvoice, [personal profile] omens
Team UFO: [personal profile] nagasvoice, [personal profile] kisahawklin, [personal profile] donutsweeper
Team Clay's Eleven:[personal profile] mific, [personal profile] kisahawklin
Team Love in the Time of DADT:[personal profile] soniclipstick91, [personal profile] kisahawklin, [personal profile] nagasvoice, [personal profile] maharetr
Team Four Weddings and a Funeral: [personal profile] carpedentum, [personal profile] maharetr
Team HEY BABY HEY: [personal profile] omens, [personal profile] kisahawklin, ✓[personal profile] mific, [personal profile] nagasvoice
Team Kiss It Better!: [personal profile] surgicalstainless, [tumblr.com profile] jinxedambitions
Team Dirty Magic:[personal profile] lisaroquin, ✓[personal profile] mific, [personal profile] nagasvoice, [personal profile] maharetr

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Jul. 27th, 2015 08:17 am
copperbadge: (radiofreemondaaay)
[personal profile] copperbadge
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] eimearkuopio's friend Kia died suddenly and unexpectedly recently, and her wife is now trying to raise two children alone, with no life insurance to help with funeral expenses. You can read more and help out here and also read Eimear's post about Kia and Sabrina here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

[livejournal.com profile] editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.

[livejournal.com profile] taragreen89's sister Uma has been accepted into the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training program in San Francisco, but because it's not considered a "college" there's no federal financial aid available. She's raising money for tuition and also for housing in the Bay Area. You can read more and help out here and check out updates here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser to restore a historical printing workshop in Graz, Austria. They are having a hard time finding money locally for repairs and machine maintenance. You can read more and support the project at their indigogo here.

[tumblr.com profile] mr-chatterboxs-column linked to their local circus and aerial arts studio, which is rundraising to support their transfer out of a warehouse garage and into a larger work space. The studio works with a lot of underserved New Mexico small communities, particularly women in an actively feminist and queer-friendly environment. All donations are being matched right now; you can read more here and support the fundraiser here.

Help For Free:

[personal profile] via_ostiense is volunteering for the CARA Pro Bono Project, which provides free legal services to refugee moms and kids in immigration family prison in Dilley, Texas. She is looking for Spanish-speakers and indigenous language speakers (Mam, K'iche, and Q'anjob'al) to do phone translation for their meetings. You can read more about the project here and reach her via PM at Dreamwidth to get more info and sign up to volunteer.

Housing:

[personal profile] fiercynn is moving to NYC for grad school this fall and is looking for housing and fannish roommates in Manhattan. She is a 26yo Indian-American queer cis woman with no pets looking for nonsmoking housing, preferably under $1100/month. You can read more and get in touch here, or contact her at fiercynn at gmail.com.

Anon is immigrating to Dublin this September and is looking for help and/or advice finding housing and a job. She is a single woman, muslim, quiet, non-smoker, allergic to cats and fannish; she's looking to rent a one-bedroom or share an apartment up to EUR1000/mo. She has graduate degrees in the social sciences and experience working with international non-profits. You can contact her to offer advice or help her find a place/job at go_fish44 at yahoo.com.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
[personal profile] synecdochic
Mondays, every week, let's celebrate ourselves, to start the week right. Tell me what you're proud of. Tell me what you accomplished last week, something -- at least one thing -- that you can turn around and point at and say: I did this. Me. It was tough, but I did it, and I did it well, and I am proud of it, and it makes me feel good to see what I accomplished. Could be anything -- something you made, something you did, something you got through. Just take a minute and celebrate yourself. Either here, or in your journal, but somewhere.

(And if you feel uncomfortable doing this in public, I've set this entry to screen any anonymous comments, so if you want privacy, comment anonymously and I won't unscreen it. Also: yes, by all means, cheer each other on when you see something you want to give props to!)

2011 / Mr Holmes

Jul. 26th, 2015 04:37 pm
siria: (elementary - pair)
[personal profile] siria
[personal profile] sheafrotherdon came to visit for the weekend, and we had both a successful (and bargain-oriented) shopping expedition and lots of good eating. There were tapas, there were diner breakfasts, there was some really delicious pulled pork... I'm still in a carb coma and there's a good chance I'm physically incapable of ever again leaving this armchair.

Mr Holmes )
china_shop: Neal, Peter and Elizabeth smiling (Default)
[personal profile] china_shop
Last night I was looking for some text to paste into a machine for (allegedly) discerning personality traits from text (which I think is largely playing off the Forer effect, because seriously, you just can't tell that much from 100 words, and also it decided I'm "less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys", yah boo sucks) and realised how long it's been since I wrote an actual post about me.

This is partly because I've been focusing on writing, which is not that interesting to talk about, especially if you prefer to black-box your fic (ie, keep it SECRET until the ta-daaa! reveal of posting), and partly because when I'm not writing, I'm trying to step away from the keyboard and rest my arms a little. But still, hi, there is a person back here! *waves*

(Aside: My computer has been unstable lately, so I'm backing up as I type this, and the system's freezing intermittently, which is really not helping keep my train of thought on its tracks.)

So, in the spirit of black-boxing, here is my censored list of things to write:

- Waltzverse fic about character A, guest-starring character B (kidfic, many OCs, not the least bit intimidating; unfeasible amounts of research required on multiple counts /o\)
- OT3 Waltzverse fic
- Waltzverse fic about characters C and D (if I can think of a reason for them to talk to each other)
- another Jurassic World flashfic (because there is a tragic lack of Barry/Owen porn)
- a blog post/rant about Conservatives and same-sex marriage and the "redefining marriage" applesauce
- finish the epic Cap2 Sam/Steve AU I started last year
- and that fic with the AI vacuum bot I started for s2b2 the year before(?)
- some original stuff, for reasons

Having a list like that makes me feel I should write them all NOW, and that makes me push myself too hard, and then my arms fall off. I've been reading Zen Cho's excellent series of posts about writing (at [personal profile] qian), and one of those inspired me to cut out distractions so I can spend more time writing. So I stopped doing my daily cryptic crossword (the Telegraph, in case you're an aficionado) and wrote lots, and my arms got quite angry with me. Apparently crosswords are an important part of my not overdoing it. (But cutting them out created so much delicious time!)

Another thing about writing is that I've been working on my titles. I've taken a lot of the Waltzverse ones from [personal profile] elisem's artlog (crediting her for them, of course), but some of the recent ones are original, by me, and I'm pleased with them, in particular Déjà Vu in the Promised Land and And the Echo Became a Song. I find titles difficult, so it's nice to know I can sometimes come up with something that works, without resorting to song lyrics or other borrowings.

In non-writing news, I've been making cheesy polenta, and it is amazing! (Cook polenta in stock, add cream and ridiculous amounts of parmesan, refrigerate, then slice and grill.) Also doing other cooking things. I am reclaiming my ability to food. (I got out of the habit for a decade or so, there. La la la...)

Finally, our TV-watching has taken a turn for the boy-centric, with Mr. Robot (with Christian Slater seemingly reprising his role from Heathers), Impastor (a new sitcom starring Michael Rosenbaum), and Wiseguy (surprisingly good; the only jarringly eighties thing is the women's hair). But I still have Ki Seungnyang on Wednesdays, and I'm slowly making my way through Switched at Birth, so that's something.

Challenge #562: salt and pepper

Jul. 25th, 2015 07:46 am
primsong: (three dalekzap)
[personal profile] primsong posting in [community profile] dw100
Welcome to [community profile] dw100. Challenges are posted approximately once a week.

Challenge #562 is salt and pepper.

The rules:
  • All stories must be 100 words long.
  • Please place your story behind a cut if it contains spoilers for the current season.
  • Remember, you don't have to use the challenge word or phrase in your story; it's just there for inspiration.
  • Please include the challenge word or phrase in the subject line of your post.
  • Please use the challenge tag 562: salt and pepper on any story posted to this challenge.
Happy drabbling!

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