setting the bar really low

Jul. 24th, 2017 06:14 pm
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Today has been the worst anxiety/ocd-behaviors day I have had in fuck knows how long, it's been a while, it's really bad today, I am massively not okay, and this after yesterday of also not being okay. But! I made it to work. I didn't get much done at work, but I made it to work and sometimes that's all the triumph you can get out of a day. (plus friday's unexpectedly-all-day-meeting was enough of a nightmare that it totally counts for extra points)

I really kinda need this country to stop being in a constitutional crisis, it's not helping my brainproblems.

Prompt for 2017-07-23

Jul. 23rd, 2017 01:24 pm
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Today's prompt is "bearing witness".
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* I mean straight as in "heteronormative," and not as in the genders of the participants.

Prompt for 2017-07-22

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:58 pm
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Today's prompt is "shelter".

Prompt for 2017-07-21

Jul. 21st, 2017 11:15 pm
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Today's prompt is "nothing lasts forever".

Dream Act 2017 introduced

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:31 pm
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From United We Dream, info@unitedwedream.org:
The Dream Act of 2017 has been introduced in the Senate to protect DACA recipients. It has four sponsors: Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY). United We Dream asks for peole to telephone their Attorney General. The number they give is (832) 610-3896.

Their suggested message is "I am calling to ask the Attorney General to come out publicly to defend the DACA program. This program has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth across the country and it must be protected. I expect my attorney general to support the immigrant community and protect DACA."

Crossovering Letter

Jul. 20th, 2017 09:06 am
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Placeholder. Nothing to see here

Prompt for 2017-07-20

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:12 pm
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Today's prompt is "leaving this place behind".

Prompt for 2017-07-19

Jul. 19th, 2017 12:30 pm
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Today's prompt is "that's not what you said".
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Kinfolk still offers a one-size-fits-all-who-seek-it lifestyle solution with little tolerance for mess. The increasingly rarified image of luxurious simplicity that it projects is far from possible, desirable, or even recognizable for everyone.

-- Kyle Chayka, "The Last Lifestyle Magazine"

It’s hard to identify with something so empty at its core.

-- Also Kyle Chayka, "Welcome to Airspace"

Thoughts on voluntary versus involuntary simplicity, with a side of socioeconomic privilege )

Simplicity, for me, is less of a goal to aspire to, and more like the Tao Te Ching's uncarved block. It's the most useful thing in the world, because you can make anything out of it. And like the air in a tire, or the space in between the spokes of a wooden wheel, sometimes you need it in order to function.

Drabble!

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:00 pm
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Because it's not a fandom until there's a Highlander crossover...

This is 17776, aka something with some kinda cool space stuff, and absolutely terrible worldbuilding I cannot even express. I was mostly bored by the football stuff, although there were occassional interesting bits to me. But oh my god, guys, the worldbuilding, it burns us, precious. Hey, authors, just a thought, but when you have to lampshade twice how bad the worldbuilding is, maybe you should possibly just revise the thing instead?

Anyway, here's a drabble.


Double Drabble: .Who Wants To Live Forever? (200 words) by Lanna Michaels
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Highlander: The Series, 17776: What Football Will Look Like in the Future - Jon Bois
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Pioneer 9, Pioneer 10, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer
Additional Tags: Double Drabble, Flash Fic, Crossover, Fusion, Post-The Gathering, 17776's a+++ worldbuilding
Summary:

The Game ends in 2026.

seeking The Martian canon help!

Jul. 18th, 2017 06:42 pm
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So I was trying to work out how to make a crack crossover work and I realized I am very not-clear on a vital aspect of The Martian canon. That is: how many surface-to-orbit vessels are there, and how do they work?

The Ares crew took some kind of lander down to the planet, which remained there(?), since Mark uses the jet fuel to make water, yes? He's all happy that Martinez piloted them so well, there's still stuff left. And they took the MAV back to the Hermes, and the MAV had been pre-sent so it could charge itself.

However, the original lander is not good enough for getting back to orbit, since Mark has to go to the other MAV. But is he going there since that would be a good place to meet up with the next mission, or is he going there because there'd be no way for him to go up from his site to meet up with the rest of the new crew on the Hermes? Can the original lander not "charge itself" like the MAVs can? I do not remember if they took it apart to make the Habs/the rovers/anything else, so it's possible it's not even in the correct form to be useful for that purpose anymore.

Anyone remember this off hand? Am I doomed to a deep-dive canon review over this? Basically what I want to be able to do is have Ares 3 go up to the Hermes, wait a couple days, then take the MAV, or something else, down to the planet again.

BAJI Webinars

Jul. 18th, 2017 10:48 am
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The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (www.blackalliance.org) is having two webinars on the State of Black Immigrants. Part 1 is July 18, tomorrow, at 5pm; part 2 is July 25, both 5 pm EST. Registration: goo.gl/u8Eckc.

Today

Jul. 18th, 2017 01:04 am
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I waited awhile for the internet person, who still didn't show up.

I felt sick from eating unfamiliar food, and from forgetting to take my medicine for almost eight hours.

I discovered an old and unusual game that was still kind of interesting.

I made soup.

The Senate Trumpcare bill is dead!

Jul. 17th, 2017 11:20 pm
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Four Republican senators have come out against the Senate's ACA replacement bill.

(Of course, McConnell is now moving to repeal with no replacement, so the fight's not over yet. Keep calling!)

But I have to celebrate this moment. If someone had told me in January that we'd get this far, I wouldn't have believed it! With luck, they'll find out that the straight repeal is just as unworkable as they thought it would be in February when they decided against it. And either way, we've made them spend six months on internal backstabbing, badmouthing, and time wasting that they can't get back, and a lot of ill will generated within the Republican caucus that won't be forgiven without a lot of effort.

Gen Ex Letter 2017

Jul. 10th, 2017 02:04 am
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Dear Artist or Author,

Thank you so much for making art or writing for me! I'm happy that we share a love for these fandoms and characters. I mean the prompts as suggestions only, in case it's helpful to have a starting point (and it’s fine to make art from my fic prompts or fic from my art prompts). If they don't work for you or if you have an idea you like better, then feel free to go with what inspires you. I don’t want this to be stressful, and I’m sure I will love what you make.

General Things

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Crossover Fandom [fanart, fanfic]

Aliera e'Kieron (Dragaera) & Csethiro Ceredin (The Goblin Emperor)
Arien (Silmarillion) & the Balrog of Moria (LotR book)
Csethiro Ceredin (The Goblin Emperor) & Tazendra (Dragaera)
Faramir (LotR book) & Hector (Iliad)
Finduilas of Dol Amroth (LOTR) & Uinen (Silmarillion)
Goldberry (LotR) & Indis (Silmarillion)
Goldberry (LOTR) & Melian (Silmarillion)

Read more... )

Dragaera - Steven Brust [fanart, fanfic]

Aerich & Khaavren & Pel & Tazendra

Read more... )

The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien [fanfic]

Dís & Thorin Oakenshield

Read more... )

The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien [fanfic]

Boromir & Denethor & Faramir
Boromir & Faramir
Elrond & Faramir
Éomer & Éowyn
Éomer & Éowyn & Théodred
Éomund & Éowyn
Éowyn & Ioreth
Éowyn & Théodred
Éowyn & Théodwyn
Galadriel & Goldberry
Hild & Helm's daughter
Nazgûl & Sauron

Read more... )

The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien [fanart, fanfic]

Aredhel & Maeglin
Celebrían & Celebrimbor
Celebrimbor & Narvi
Celebrimbor & Finduilas Faelivrin
Celebrimbor & Maglor
Celebrimbor & Orodreth
Curufin & Finrod
Elendil & Elrond
Elendil's wife & Tar-Míriel
Emeldir & Morwen Eledhwen
Finrod & Edrahil
Finrod & Haleth
Haleth & Guardswomen
Morwen & Rían

Read more... )

Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold [fanfic]

Aral Vorkosigan & Piotr Vorkosigan
Miles Vorkosigan & Piotr Vorkosigan
Simon Illyan & Aral Vorkosigan

Read more... )

Some things I wrote

Jul. 16th, 2017 11:19 pm
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Here are the things I've written since the last time I shared stuff here, mostly drabbles and ficlets. It's all Tolkien, for The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings.

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Drabbles, drabbles everywhere

Jul. 16th, 2017 09:13 pm
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The Multifandom Drabble Exchange 2017 has just been revealed. (This is the same drabble exchange that was run on Imzy last year, but since Imzy is no more, it has now moved to AO3.)

Oh my GOSH you guys. I have ten gifts (or maybe eleven, since something on my gift page is currently stuck in a weird AO3 limbo). I feel like someone just handed me a big basket of puppies and kittens. I'm still in the middle of reading my way through them, and then there's the rest of the collection(s) to look forward to.

I was hoping to go on a treat-writing spree myself, but I was so busy/tired/distracted with Chess that I only managed a set of three drabbles for my recipient. Maybe next time!

The main collection (with one drabble for each person): here
The treat collection (with all the rest): here


Edit: It turns out the extra one was a glitch, but I'm so not complaining. I've read my gifts now and they are all just great.

Regression to the mean

Jul. 16th, 2017 06:29 pm
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Tonight, for the first time in my life, I made burritos. The tortillas were kinda small, so I had the opportunity to make multiple ones.

The first burrito was perfect. The ones after that, well... I'm gonna blame it on the fact that the tortillas ripped a bit :P

But, seriously, it was hilarious how much beginners luck there was, and how quickly I lost it.

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