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Jun. 23rd, 2017 02:35 pm
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I'm still tired from yesterday, but a head's up (via a genealogy news feed I follow) in case it's of any use to other people:

Find My Past (one of the big online genealogy sites for the UK) are allowing free access to their main UK collections till 26th June. (No strings attached for this one, not even fake-orders to get it; only registering if you haven't already.)

Some more details & instructions on the site's blog: https://blog.findmypast.com/free-british-irish-records-2445715211.html


*skuttles off to collapse somewhere again*

Hello

Jun. 22nd, 2017 09:56 pm
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I'm sort of trying to find something...fandom friends, or maybe just friends.

I will always love Stargate (SG-1 and SGA) and Trek (TNG, DS9, VOY) I have passing interests in other and currently love Dragon Age, MCU, Steven Universe, Brooklyn 99.

I'm 35, bi, gf, married with a kid. I don't write as much fanfic as I used to still have a lot of ideas peculating up there. I miss being part of fandom though I've always felt like I was on the fringes.

I ship f/f and het mostly, and I read that too but I will write anything. Any pairing. I'm either mental or gifted. Not sure which.

I love old films from the beginning to the 70s. Love MST3K. The new series was great. I love crap films, I hate reboots but I will watch them sometimes.

I live in Wales, I work in a pharmacy and write fiction and poetry too.

I have an intro post here for more about me.

Another DA canon in the books

Jun. 21st, 2017 11:55 pm
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It's been a week for finishing video games; first ME:A, and now this. I've been slowly working on a Qunari mage Inquisitor, Nazlin Adaar since about ten minutes after I finished up my Trevelyan warrior playthrough, and I wrapped her up through Trespasser yesterday. She is easily my favorite Inquisitor so far: fun and snarky, thoughtful and caring, and I loved playing out the Josephine romance with her.

I went into this playthrough with three goals in mind, besides the obvious ones of seeing how the game plays out for a Qunari and with a mage, and wrapping up my Garrett Hawke's canon: 1) an F/F romance; 2) seeing a different outcome at the Winter Palace (both of my previous Inquisitors put the same person on the throne); and 3) befriending Solas, something that neither my Cadash nor my Trevelyan remotely managed. Other than that, I let Nazlin make all her own decisions, which may be why I enjoyed her so much.

It was a fairly light playthrough, all things considered -- I didn't quite finish Jaws of Hakkan (even with difficulty turned down to Casual, it was clear that I was never beating the final boss with the team I wanted), didn't even start Descent, and left a lot of the optional areas only half explored. And I'm okay with that, considering how little bearing most of the sidequests, even the major ones, have on the outcome. Even the ones that are interesting for their own sake tend not to differ from Inquisitor to Inquisitor. I doubt I will ever play a thorough game again, which is kind of too bad, but I feel like that's the best way to feel like I'm seeing different stories each time: concentrate on the content that can change.

Next up is DA2, where I will continue Loral Mahariel's universe. I started that game awhile back and got a little into Act 1 (meeting Merrill and her clan). This Hawke is a female mage, mostly aggressive so far but with a side of snark; I want her to romance Isabela, but otherwise I don't have much of a concept for her yet. That will set up my elf Inquisitor, probably my first male, probably to romance Dorian or maybe Cassandra. Since Loral was my Morrigan romance, I'm pretty much dying to see that play out in DAI, but I do need to get through DA2 first. It'll be nice to get back into that story -- it's been quite awhile.

Network Sale!

Jun. 21st, 2017 09:33 pm
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I am having rl this week; it is rubbish. (Or at least, it was hot and now there is a Thing I have to go to tomorrow; everything will be at least better once the Thing is over and I have recovered, or more or less; it's a multi-part Thing, as so often in life. Stupid Thing.)

And then just now I happened to look and Network are having a 45% sale again!. And guess who still has nearly all her b'day money? Oh, yes, I do. Now I just have to decide what to spend it on, so at least that will be some sort of an antidote.

If you are in R2 or can play R2 discs, you too can snag yourself obscure old British telly! (Mostly ITV, it tends to be other companies that release the BBC stuff.) I have been poking through to see what's on offer from my wishlist (lots! \o/) and can tell you that you can also get Press Gang, Enemy at the Door, Public Eye and Sapphire and Steel at bargainous prices! (Also Manhunt, The Power Game, The Sandbaggers and Mr Palfrey and Undermind and Zodiac). So you should go out and buy them and then write me all the fic, obv.

Anyway, I thought I'd give the heads up and enable my like-minded souls on my flist. ([personal profile] liadtbunny, I am shocked that you did not already tell me this! I rely on you for these things! ;-D)

Looking for fandom community again <3

Jun. 21st, 2017 10:28 am
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Name: MF Luder
Age: 30's
Country: midwest USA
Subscription/Access Policy: If you comment and ask to be friends b/c we have stuff in common, I'll give mutual access/subscription. If you just add me, I probably won't because I'll assume you're only interested in reading fannish stuff, all of which is 100% public. Please be 18+.

Main Fandoms: Star Trek, The X-Files, Dark Matter, Stargate: Atlantis, DCTV (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Lucifer, Constantine), DC comics/DCCU, Marvel comics/MCU, Good Omens
Other Fandoms: Person of Interest, Supernatural, White Collar, Teen Wolf, Heroes
Fannish Interests: I read and write fanfic. I love a good meta and squee.
OTPs and Ships: Mulder/Scully, Mulder/Krycek, McShep, Kirk/Spock, Barry Allen/Felicity Smoak/Oliver Queen, One/Two/Three (Dark Matter), Destiel, Tony Stark/Steve Rogers, Diana/Bruce/Clark, Peter/El/Neal, Harvey/Mike, Aziraphael/Crowley, Betty/Veronica/Archie, Rinch, Trip/T'Pol/Archer, Swan Queen, Sterek, Alex Mahone/Michael Scofield, Jessie Quick/Wally West, Petrellicest, Clary/Isabelle, Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon/Dinah Lance, Dinah Lance/Oliver Queen, Frank/Edward/Claire (House of Cards), Wincest, Clint/Coulson, Jason Todd/Roy Harper/Kori, D'avin/Dutch/John, Dan/Chloe/Lucifer, Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill, Peggy Carter/Howard Stark, Isaac/Scott/Allison, Charles/Erik, Harry Kim/Tom Paris, Supercorp, Sanvers, Mulan/Aurora, Jack/Nathan (Eureka), Janeway/Seven, 00Q

Favourite Movies: Star Trek, MCU, Wonder Woman, The History Boys, Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes, DCAU
TV Shows: (in addition to above) Killjoys, Riverdale, Dark Angel, NCIS: LA, Elementary, Castle, The Mentalist, Once Upon A Time, Rizzoli&Isles, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Young Justice, Firefly, Dollhouse, Sense8, BSG, Lost Girl, Eureka, Jessica Jones
Books: American Gods, Good Omens, Wicked series, The Wheel of Time series, sci-fi generally
Music: I like most genres with a trend to pop, indie, and socially conscious music; I'm not into music fandom though
Comics/Anime/Misc: Marvel, DC, Clean Room, Archie comics, Hellblazer, Kim&Kim, Lumberjanes

Other Info: Ravenclaw, INTP. I love all Trek but Janeway is the captain of my heart and DS9 is my fav - so yeah, I'm that Trek fan. I am also a multishipper (obvs) who doesn't do ship wars; I ship and let ship. That doesn't always seem to be the case on tumblr, so just know I'm old school regarding that. I've been on DW for 7 years, but am fully integrating now via the great migration from LJ. I'm also on AO3 and tumblr. My journal is 90% fandom related. Please come and be my friend! I miss the discussions about fandom that occurred on LJ in its heyday.

Adventures Elsewhere — May 2017

Jun. 21st, 2017 06:21 pm
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Adventures Elsewhere collects our reviews, guest posts, articles, and other content we've spread across the Internet recently! See what we've been up in our other projects. :D


Read more... )

[Hikaru no Go] Fic: The Big Slump

Jun. 19th, 2017 11:57 pm
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The Big Slump (8010 words) 
Chapters: 8/8
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Ochi, Ochi's Grandfather, Waya, Yashiro, Kurata 
Summary: "Your go is made of money." Ochi is in a slump and wants to figure out why.

...It's quite possible that I've written more Ochi fics than anyone in the world.   
 
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Name: othercat

Age: early forties

Country: USA

Subscription/Access Policy: Mostly public. I will follow back/grant access to almost anyone who follows/grants access to me.

Main Fandoms:  Homestuck, Chrono Crusade

Other Fandoms: Star Wars, Star Trek, Andromeda, StarGate franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist, Marvel Movies (only on a technicality: I've only seen Iron Man, but I voraciously read MCU fan fic.) Voltron Legendary Defender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel the Series, Inuyasha, Black Butler, Blue Exorcist, Welcome to Nightvale

Fannish Interests: I read and write fan fic. I occasionally write meta about shows or about writing fan fic. My reading habits are pretty much all over the place, and I sometimes read fandoms where I haven't seen a lot of the canon material if I know the writer or if the writer was bookmarked by a writer I like. I love long fics and alternate universes. And crossovers. 

OTPs and Ships:
Homestuck: Dave/Karkat, Dave/Terezi, Kanaya/Rose, Jade/Karkat, Dirk/AR, Dirk/Jake, Terezi/Vriska, Dave/Jade, Dave/John, John/Karkat, Gamzee/Karkat, Rose/Kanaya, Beta OT4, Alpha OT4

Chrono Crusade: Rosette/Chrono Aion/Chrono (because I am terrible) Chrono/Mary Aion/Fiore Shader/Fiore Genai/Forever Aloneness

Voltron Legendary Defender: Polydins, Keith/Lance, Shiro/Keith, Shiro/Allura Pidge/Shiro (unrequited embarrassing crush) Lance/Hunk Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike/Xander, Xander/Anya, Xander/Faith 

Angel the Series: Wesley/Angel, Wesley/Gunn, Cordelia/Doyle

StarGate Franchise: John/Rodney, Jack/Daniel, Daniel/Sha'uri, Team OT4s 

Andromeda:
Harper/Tyr, Harper/Rommie Beka/Terrible Life Choices

Favorite Movies: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Highlander, Labyrinth, The Gate, Star Gate, Watcher in the Woods, Fantastic Planet
 
TV Shows: Voltron Legendary Defender, Steven Universe, Criminal Minds (I've only seen one season but I liked the characters, so.) StarGate: Atlantis, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel the Series, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Andromeda, Forever Knight

Books: Martha Wells, Lois Bujold, Diane Duane, David Weber (though not as much recently) C. J. Cherryh, Seanan McGuire, Anne Leckie, P.C. Hodgell, Eric Flint, Anne Bishop (kinda) Anne McCaffrey (when I was a kid), Octavia Butler, David Eddings (when I was a kid), Elizabeth Bear (kinda) Steven Brust, Alan Dean Foster (also when I was a kid), Emma Bull, Shirley Jackson, Piers Anthony (trainwreck), Orson Scott Card (trainwreck) Robert A. Heinlein (also a trainwreck) Genre: science fiction and fantasy, some horror

Music:
U2, Boiled in Lead, Dessa, Early Metallica, Iron Maiden, Peter Gabriel, P!nk, Seanan McGuire, Live, Muse. Genres: Mixed bag of rock, pop, filk, rap, etc.

Comics:
ElfQuest, Sandman, Some Marvel X-Titles, Books of Magic, Some Indie things I don't remember the name of.
 
Other Info: I write about personal life issues and mental health issues on my blog. I also write about my various efforts to support myself which have not been entirely successful. I write original fiction though not very much due to the aforementioned mental health issues. (I am slowly overcoming the problem though, and am looking forward to eventually posting more original fiction to my fic journal.) I am working on getting more of my older fan fic up on my AO3 account.
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We finished playing through the main storyline of Mass Effect Andromeda this weekend. I've heard many of the complaints about the game, and I'm hard put to really disagree with any of them -- sub-par graphics, too many meaningless sidequests, an uncomfortable colonialism narrative, etc. But ultimately, I enjoyed myself. I found most of the characters interesting, played out a satisfying romance, and for the most part had fun with the gameplay. Since I feel no deep personal investment in the Mass Effect series overall, I feel like I spent less time comparing it to the other installments, and more time appreciating the game for what it was.

Rather than a straight up review, I'm going to tell you about my Sara Ryder and use her story as the framing devise for my thoughts on the game overall. Spoilers ahead.



Pull up a barstool and settle in as I tell you a tale of a lady, her spaceship, and her traveling companions. )

I have no idea what I'm doing...

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:38 pm
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Name: Peggy
Age: 30s
Country: U.S.
Subscription/Access Policy: generally open, I guess

Fannish Interests: feminist sff, epic fantasy, queer representation, fat representation

I like to post about: All the things.

Books: ASOIAF, WOT, Neil Gaiman, Octavia Butler, Audre Lorde - epic fantasy, dystopian, historical fiction, feminist fantasy, non-fiction: feminist, fat liberation, women's and queer history, autobiography

Shows: Orphan Black, Outlander, Underground, The 3%, The Handmaid's Tale, Cleverman, Travelers, GOT, Luke Cage, Stranger Things, House of Cards, Sense 8 (sadface), Preacher, A Series of Unfortunate Events

Music: Dessa, Erin Mckeown, Neko Case, Hamilton, 90s alternative, 80s/90s hip hop

About Me/Other Info: So, I'm new to dreamwidth, but my wife has had an account forever and she thinks it's a cool place, plus I was just getting into Imzy and it went bust so I thought I'd try out dreamwidth. Truthfully, because of working-class life experiences and a misspent youth, I just discovered fandom and fanfic about 2 years ago even though I've been reading sff (and everything else I could get my hands on) since I was a kid. So, yeah. I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm a pretty great cook. I just graduated with a master's in gender and sexuality and have a bachelor's in history (first-gen college graduate). I like collecting original art and prints from queer and fat and queer fat artists. I write poetry, but most of it is terrible. I come up with great ideas for stories and/or books, but never seem to follow through. I hope that changes now that I'm done with school. Tattoos are awesome and so are cats.

Re: A Small Crisis of Faith

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:04 pm
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About a month ago I mentioned that I submitted a pitch to an essay collection about gender and horror.

Of the three editors working on the collection, the male one just got back to me to say that he would be happy to accept my essay, but that he wants me to make it racist. "Can you tell me more about the cultural context of this piece?" he asks, which seems reasonable until he begins his series of follow-up questions. "For example," he says, "why do the Japanese find women so frightening?" Each question is worse than the last, but my favorite is, "Why is Japan so dysfunctional?" It's like, I don't know, Mr. White British Dude, why don't you tell me why the majority ethnicities of small island countries have weird anxieties relating to cultures other than what they perceive to be their own.

I don't want to be That Writer who is difficult to work with, but... I mean... I would feel weird if I didn't say something, even if it means this essay doesn't get published in this particular venue. I guess, as always, the keyword is "gently."

LET ME TELL YOUR FORTUNE

Jun. 19th, 2017 05:56 pm
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Today I learned that my phone autocorrect and predictive texting have pretty effectively picked up my mannerisms and habits and vocabulary, SOOOOO as a game whose bounds are "hilarity" or "creepily accurate", leave me a one-word prompt to start a phrase and my phone and I will read you your fortune.

Hello!

Jun. 1st, 2017 12:42 am
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Name: Kutsuwamushi
Age: Early 30s
Country: Generally the US
Subscription/access policy: Some fandom stuff is locked1

Fandom interests: I'm a fandom butterfly. I've been in fandom for a long time and have collected too many fandoms to list. My very first fandom was Sailor Moon, and then I briefly passed through Evangelion before eventually ending up stuck on Gundam Wing for years (halp). Later, I found out that things other than anime exist; right now I'm reading a lot of Marvel fanfiction.

I like to talk about the things that I'm reading or watching and I'm looking for friends who have a similar outlook - not necessarily people in the same fandoms. I guess I'm just looking for fannish people. I've always been big on meta; I used to moderate fanficrants and little_details on LJ.

OTPs and ships: I don't really have OTPs, but I hang out on the slash side most of the time.

Books: Yes.

Music: I'm a huge music nerd, but I'm not in the cool, tattooed lady at the back of your late 90s record shop who recommends you obscure rock bands. I'm the painfully earnest, caffeinated college roommate trying to get you to listen to Ethiopian church music.

Games: I played a lot of Destiny and will do so again.

I like to post about: Everything. I'm just starting to post on DW again after a long absence.

1 I made the terrible mistake of leaking my pseudonym to some real life friends who don't need to know what I think about Geralt and Emhyr gettin' it on.

Unconventional Courtship

Jun. 19th, 2017 02:15 pm
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[community profile] unconventionalcourtship is running again! It is the fest where you take a romance novel summary and kill it with fanfic write your own story from it (actual romance not necessary). It's always a lot of fun. There are banners, those are fun too. (I don't have one to hand right now, but there are lots at the comm. Some of them are even proper ships and things and not ones people made for the lols because of the tempting nature of the template.)

In the meantime, because of that, and because it's being summer, which is always unreasonable, have some summaries from the Unconventional Courtship Random Generator:

Cut for the usual ridiculous )

40C

Jun. 19th, 2017 04:10 am
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Although we had lunch in AC, outside it was 108F. So home being 104F [40C] for 4 hours technically was only one of the outer circles of hell. [If one goes by Dante, the innermost circle is ice ... which I found myself longing for.]

It's 4am and 72F and I can't sleep. Still too hot. I have to be at the dentist at 9am to get the temporary crowns replaced with permanents. I -really- want to go to BASFA tonight, but between the heat and expected tooth discomfort .. I don't know if I can make it. And I SO VERY MUCH don't want being stuck eating soup.
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- This week I did my job. It was not unpleasant, but not easy either.

- I wrote a 5,000 word report regarding my business in Tokyo.

- I was really surprised to find that some of the questions I was asked to answer in my report reflected weird American stereotypes concerning Asians ("Did you find that [people] were able to voice their opinions instead of acting according to group consensus?") and the Japanese ("Were [people] unnecessarily cruel in any situation?"), so I had a long (to the tune of about four thousand words) email conversation with my liaison in which I requested that this racist nonsense be rectified.

- I wrote a slightly different version of the report in Japanese that weighed in at about 4,000 characters.

- I got invited to visit the North American headquarters of Nintendo in November. I accepted this invitation, OBVIOUSLY.
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Title: Forever Her Greatest Desire
Characters/Pairings: Lucrecia
Rating/Type: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt #22 - Deadly Sin: Lust at [community profile] ffvii_100 

Read here: https://ffvii-100.dreamwidth.org/158179.html

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