A WIP meme

Apr. 23rd, 2014 02:11 am
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
[personal profile] kate
So I have a bunch of stories in my WIP folder. I've actually worked on most of these in the last month, and now I'm trying to get back on the horse of finishing one of the epic ones.

Pick a number and I'll post a little something.

1. Alternate Season 7 fic
2. Apologies and Other Disasters 10-12
3. Cas using female vessels to get to Dean
4. Alt S8 ender
5. Third Time's the Charm
6. Wincestiel romcom
7. WMTDI
8. How It Ends (You Already Know) sequel
9. No Reins On This One
10. Impromptu

... That's less than I thought actually. (I also found two that I'm going to post, one finished, one unfinished.)

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Apr. 23rd, 2014 06:56 am
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
[personal profile] synecdochic
It's time for today's picture of Ginny draped over my knee and laptop being painfully cute. Earlier she unplugged my monitor cord. With her chin.
Read more... )

jai jai shiva

Apr. 22nd, 2014 10:22 pm
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[personal profile] lotesse
It's an odd thing that, as so many of y'all have argued, Sherlock's central flaw lies in its absolute infatuation with Sherlock Holmes - considering how much Holmes' actual c19th author disliked and was tired of him! Final Problem/Empty House used Holmes as a proxy for a conversation between ACD and his readership - "if you won't stop loving him so much I'll kill him off, see if I don't," and then three years later "all right all right I'm sorry he's not dead he's just been to Tibet and other whatnot and hey look wax dummies! air guns!" - and it's interesting that a century later the character can still be said to serve a proxy function, mediating between the audience's perverse desire and the show's starstruck narcissistic neoliberal power trip. Also interesting that the resonance between Victorian Holmes' drug use and the repeated "hit" of serial fiction seems to have shifted over into abuse/codependency territory instead of addiction: the author as dom, the viewer who only thinks she knows what she wants. I mean, speaking for myself, watching Sherlock does sort of feel like getting negged.

I enjoy the instance of "The Empty House" - I feel for ACD in a comical sort of way, like, the poor guy! but I also like it when readers' desires come out on top. No matter how many times I try to engage with Sherlock I always end up bouncing solidly off of the much more authoritarian textual power dynamics.

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Apr. 22nd, 2014 09:41 pm
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
[personal profile] synecdochic
Yay, glasses are fixable for not-much-money (the dude at the Pearle took pity on me and rung them up as a different repair) and since the frames are still made, they're just ordering a new pair of the same frames and popping the existing lenses into them. Shouldn't be too long.

...mind you, until then I have to wear my old ones, but still.
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
[personal profile] kate
I hate fic in second person. Hate hate hate hate hate stab it to death hate. Also, I'm a little sick of stupid, annoying, and cutesy author's notes. Lack of capitalization is now on my shit list too.
china_shop: Headshot of Sam smiling (from the scene where he and Steve introduce themselves) (MCU Sam grin)
[personal profile] china_shop
~3800 words, Sam Wilson/Steve Rogers, R-rated. SPOILERS! A sequel to Waiting for the Gates to Open. (The series on AO3.)
A/N: Fic and series titles from [livejournal.com profile] elisem's list of shinies. A million grateful thanks to [personal profile] mossybomb for beta-kicking my ass. <3

Summary: "Hey," Sam interrupts quietly. "Where you go, I go." It's like getting married. To infinity and beyond. "Hey, have you even seen Toy Story yet?"

The Landscape from the Inside )

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Apr. 22nd, 2014 11:53 am
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[personal profile] copperbadge
And then this morning I got a job offer from one place and an interview request from another.

They were very gracious when I told them I had just received and accepted a promotion. Neither would pay as well as here, and both were about the same rank as the job I'm moving into, so it was no great loss. Also I didn't really want to move to Minneapolis. It's a lovely town! But Chicago is more convenient.

Apparently it will take a significant amount of power to kick free of Chicago, but at this point I'm disinclined to try. NO. I SHALL NESTLE DEEPER IN THE SERPENTINE BONDS OF THE WINDY CITY MONSTER.

Swear to fucking...

Apr. 22nd, 2014 02:36 am
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[personal profile] thedarkmaterial
Seriously, how hard can it be for someone to look at an account that reads, "X Middlename Surname," and a document that reads, "Xyzabc Middlename Surname," and not understand that they are the exact same person, who goes by their first initial and full middle name rather than a full first name and middle initial?

I am SO tired of having this fight. When I get mail, or pick up money transfers, or sign credit card receipts, or what-the-fuck ever, I do it with my first initial and middle name. As far as I know, it's not illegal (or some US presidents, among other people, would have some 'splaining to do). I'm obviously not trying to defraud anyone, particularly if I can hand them an ID that has the FULL THREE NAMES on it. It's not even a nickname, I just USE MY MIDDLE NAME INSTEAD OF MY FIRST NAME, because I don't want everyone in the world knowing a name I can't stand the sound or sight of.

Ten fucking years, probably, I've had this Paypal account, with the X Middlename Surname format on it the entire time, and only now has it become a problem, because they didn't have a couple of pieces of information and needed to see proof of identity. I'm verified, I have credit cards on file, and my address is confirmed, but because there are four extra letters on my ID card, that's no longer good enough. If all I had on there was my first name and last name, and they got a card with three names, would they want all three on the account then? Or if I had my first name, middle initial, and last name? So what the shit is the problem with first initial, middle name, last name? You have every other piece of my legal information right in front of you, you can connect them to me, so why the hell does everyone I'm doing monies with need to be able to see a name I don't use and wouldn't be recognized by (and that I have worked VERY hard to keep from getting out because I associate the name in question with the worst times in my life, and quite honestly live in fear of someone finding said name out and using it purely because it will hurt me).

I want to change it, but my mom gives me such shit about it. She's said before that she'd worry it would mess up my SSI if I did, and when I said tonight, "I know you feel that way, but I have to do it, because I can't keep going on with the name I have now," she got SO - I don't know if 'offended' is the right word, but her response was basically, "Oh? And do you have hundreds of dollars to change it with? You can do whatever you want when it's your money. So what are you going to change it to?" (In that kind of tone that comes off as, "You'll never have that kind of money and you'll never go through with it, so why are you being stupid?") I can't even find information for changing a name in this county - I can find it for the state, and for other counties, but not for ours. There county court website doesn't have the forms or any informartion on filing fees (for that specifically - I can find them for other things). I don't know if she'd help me even if I did have the money - it's two trips to court, a notary, publishing in the paper, and then having to update all the documents with Social Security and the DMV and I don't even know where else. I told C if I ever did come out there, I was changing it then, and he laughed, but at least he'd do it.

I just...I want it off me. It's not who I am, and so many of the people I hang around with now don't understand that - They think that knowing a 'real' name instead of an online name shows that you're being the real person, not a persona, but for me it's exactly the opposite. It's the names I give myself that are real, and my 'real' name that's empty and fake.

1x07: In Which We Meet Mr. Jones

Apr. 19th, 2014 06:33 pm
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[personal profile] wendelah1 posting in [community profile] fringe_rewatch
Just as the title says, this is the episode where we meet the Big Bad Wolf, one David Robert Jones. We're also introduced to ZFT, a cabal of mad scientists who enjoy experimenting on humanity and bragging about it, too! We find out that Olivia speaks fluent German, and has an old boyfriend who thinks about her but never calls. We also discover to our horror that our resident mad scientist Walter Bishop used to experiment on Peter when he was a child.

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Writer: J.J. Abrams, Jeff Pinkner
Director: Brad Anderson
Originally aired: 11 Nov 2008

Synopsis: When a nightmare-inducing bio-engineered parasitic life-form is found literally squeezing the life out of Broyle's old friend Agent Loeb, the Fringe team is quickly assembled to save his life.

Most Memorable Quote:
Peter Bishop: "I’ve never had a conversation with a dead guy before. Forgive me if I don’t know the rules."

Links:
Transcript
A.V. Club Recap
Polite Dissent
Sarah Stegall
And last but not least, Scientists Say Fringe Parasites are Far From Realistic: Hollywood Fact vs. Fiction.

Tell me something I don't already know...

Fanfiction:
Nope, but I found a great one for "The Arrival": Help Wanted by Rheanna.
Leave your recs, including self-recs, in the comments and I'll edit them in. Or write us a post-ep for this episode!
azephirin: Johnny Weir with text "free bitch baby" (free bitch baby (johnny weir))
[personal profile] azephirin posting in [community profile] batfic
Title: On the Edge of a Burning Light
Author: abi z. / [personal profile] azephirin
Pairing: Bruce/Hal
Summary: I need the fuel to make my fire bright.
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~1900
Warning: Oblique reference to past sexual assault.

AO3 ++ || ++ DW
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[personal profile] kaffyr posting in [community profile] dwfiction
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: Twenty-two
Characters: Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness/The Ninth Doctor
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A cold and beautiful world, a market, a bolt of silk, and three people walking through the doors of their memories into their future.
Edited by: the flexibly perfectionist and always awesome [personal profile] buckaroobob  /dr_whuh; read by the irreplaceable [personal profile] a_phoenixdragon 
Author's Note: In which Rose begins to say goodbye to one person and finally says hello to another.
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They belong solely to the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin. I do, however, love them and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.nt and take no coin. I do, however, love them and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.

Read at my journal

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Apr. 21st, 2014 10:23 pm
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
[personal profile] synecdochic
...The bridge of my glasses just snapped while I was cleaning them o.O

Mutter. On the one hand, I have both contact lenses and my old pair of glasses to fall back on. On the other hand, the contact lenses don't have the astigmatism correction and the old glasses are a slightly weaker prescription and aren't the high-def lenses. (And boy, let me tell you, if you're considering the high-def lenses when you get your next pair, if you spend any time at all staring at a screen, do it. I was wondering if I was really imagining the difference, until I put on the old pair and went ...oh, right.)

I put on the old glasses. I realized that wearing them would mean spending the next eight hours with a screaming headache bumping into things. I put in the lenses. I will now spend the next eight hours thinking the world has gone unexpectedly two-dimensional, but it's better than the migraines, at least?

Mutter.

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