Back home and back to school

Sep. 21st, 2017 02:38 pm
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Wow wow wow, I haven't posted in a long time.

Last weekend I moved back home and yesterday I started school. I had to unpack as much as I could before classes, so I was super busy.

A lot has changed in the anthropology department since I was there last. I knew there had been changes, but I didn't know the extent. A lot of teachers have retired, mostly in the geography department (we are actually considered a single department, though). I don't know any of the students, except one guy I graduated with is lurking around somewhere because he's finishing up his Master's thesis. Classrooms have changed with new desks and whatnot, and others have been cleaned out from all the junk that had been stored in them for years.  Although the school is slowly rebuilding/remodeling the buildings on campus, I doubt the anthropology-geography building will be done any time soon, so I think they're trying to do what they can to make improvements. It looks pretty nice, in my opinion.

I don't have much homework yet, which I'm glad for because I want an easy weekend. ^^; I am really not excited about homework again.
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I'm offering fanmixes on [community profile] harvey_fanaid! They're all really cheap, ranging from $1-$5 depending how many songs you want your mix to have. :3 You don't even have to ask for a fandom! Whether you want a compilation of calm music, LGBTQ lovesongs, or High Octane Nightmare Fuel: The Soundtrack, you bet I'll make it for you~ ♥♥♥

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Sep. 19th, 2017 06:22 pm
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Leave two ships in my replies and I'll choose which I ship more. :)

They All Went Through

Sep. 19th, 2017 06:35 am
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The rest of the nominations have been approved for Yuletide.

✔ Count Dracula (1977)
Characters
✔ Renfield (Count Dracula 1977)
✔ Jonathan Harker (Count Dracula 1977)
✔ Dracula (Count Dracula 1977)
✔ Mina Westenra Harker (Count Dracula 1977)

✔ Dracula (TV 1968)
Characters
✔ Jonathan Harker (Dracula TV 1968)
✔ Mina Harker (Dracula TV 1968)
✔ John Seward (Dracula TV 1968)
✔ Lucy Weston (Dracula TV 1968)

One Fandom So Far, Two To Go

Sep. 18th, 2017 10:11 am
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My nomination list for Yuletide has partially been reviewed. So as of right now, I can confirm this one. I'll let people know when the others make it through.

✔ Dracula - Bram Stoker
Characters
✔ Golden Krone Innkeeper's Wife (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
✔ Jonathan Harker (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
✔ John Seward (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
✔ Dracula (Dracula - Bram Stoker)

Meme from [personal profile] singloom

Sep. 17th, 2017 08:24 pm
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Fandom, personal life stuff, political, and so on, let the opinions fly. No judgement or shaming here, please.

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Sep. 17th, 2017 07:37 pm
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Send me a canon and I will describe how 4Kids would "localize" it.
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Break of Day

 
Tears finally drying on her face, Sabine rests her cheek against the pillow.

Pale morning light falls through the shuttered windows. She takes a shaky breath. The scent in the air reminds her of summer rain--wet grass and pine needles, and beneath it, Andre's earthy fragrance.

He lies behind her, warm and solid, his arm holding her close. His thumb brushes gently against her wrist, steady and patient, each stroke easing the grief of her memories. It has been too long since anyone held her like this.

She turns to look at him. "I'm glad that you are here."
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Toxic lessons from dumblr: BDSM is abuse. Um, WHAT?

Talk about NSFW topics and abuse and Puri's enraged screaming. )

I hope to GOD someone types an extremely long and detailed rebuttal to that post complete with links and professional sources, because I can't stand the thought of damaging misinformation like this spreading like wildfire.

Trick-or-Treat 2017

Sep. 17th, 2017 12:02 am
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AO3 Name: Lorelei

General likes: humor, farce, crack!fic, witty banter, romance, first times, getting together, period details, enemies-to-friends, foodie moments, our heroes kicking ass, adventure, case fic, clever schemes, epistolary fic, choose your own adventure, five times fic, happy endings

General dislikes: major character death, noncon, sad endings, explicit violence or gore, rape, unresolved angst

I requested tricks or treats and art or fic. On the tricks end, I would love spooky or Halloween themed tricks and would prefer to avoid hardcore horror or anything super dark.

The Tick
Characters Requested: The Tick


Spoon!

I go way back with The Tick. I was a fan of the original comics but have also seen the animated and live actions TV shows. So whichever version of canon you know, we probably have common ground. I love the humor in this series and I love The Tick’s relentlessly positive attitude and his wacky take on the world.

The City seems like it would be a hoot on Halloween. Does Tick have difficulty sorting the trick-or-treaters from the super heroes and super villains? How does Tick react to being mistaken for a trick-or-treater? Is Tick keeping the world safe from jack-o-lanterns?

Alternatively, I’d love a vignette about Tick’s utterly bizarre and unique take on just about any random ordinary human activity. What does the Tick find noteworthy or puzzling about library cards? Making pizza? Selfies? Dental floss?

Art prompts: Tick dressed up for Halloween. Tick with children, maybe playing at the park or standing in line for the ice cream truck. Tick being hero-ly, hoisting handfuls of villains in the air or bouncing bullets off his chest.

Gashlycrumb Tinies
Characters Requested: Any


I received lovely Gashlycrumb Tinies fic for a previous Yuletide and now I’m back for another fix. It’s the humor I love about this canon, rather than the macabre, though I don’t mind a bit of dark humor.

Tricks: I would love Gashlycrumb Tiny undead! Are they zombies or ghosts or vampires? Why do they walk the earth? Unfinished game of hopscotch? Revenge? To drink the blood of juice boxes? Siblings to haunt?

Treats: I’d love anything humorous. Gashlycrumb Tiny playdate? Five times they thought they were in trouble and the one time they actually were? Gashlycrumb limericks? Gashlycrumb pen pals?

Art prompts: Anything in the style of Gorey would be welcome. Or I’d love to see any set of the Tinies together. They are all alone in the original. Or Gashlycrumb Undead.

Professional Chefs RPF
Characters Requested: Julia Child


I love Julia’s no nonsense attitude and her zest for life. All of the Julia Child fics on AO3 are crossovers and the only one where Julia is the main character is a drabble. I can’t believe there isn’t more Julia fic. She’s such a larger than life character. “Over the top” seems to be her default mode.

Tricks: Julia Child’s ghost is haunting someone! Who is she haunting and why? Maybe she hangs out at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in her old kitchen? Or does she haunt a current day professional chef? Alton Brown? Anthony Bourdain? Possibly she haunts the studio where her TV shows were filmed?

Treats: In WWII, Julia was in the OSS, which was the precursor of today’s CIA. Tell me about Julia Child, superspy! Or – Julia is having a dinner party. When, where, who and what? Pick any time period from 1950 – 2000 and any set of celebrity guests and tell me all about the party. If you’re here for the food more than the adventure, then feed me that food pr0n in deliciously decadent detail. Describe the many courses of an opulent meal and how they’re prepared and what Julia enjoys about them.

Art prompts: Julia in the prime of life. Julia and a fantastic feast. Julia Child, superspy. Julia and her husband Paul used to send out elaborate Valentines Day cards featuring photos of themselves. I’d love a Julia valentine.

Afghan question for knitters

Sep. 16th, 2017 02:58 pm
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[personal profile] mme_hardy
My next big project -- after daughter's afghan, which is now nearly ten years old -- may be a historic afghan pattern by Anne Orr.  It's Tunisian crochet in a worsted-weight yarn (modern equivalent to period "four-fold Germantown").   If I want an afghan I can wash as necessary, throw across couches, throw across laps, lather rinse repeat -- in short, one that will stand up to wear and time, what yarn do you recommend?  This is not a good time for Susie's Heirloom Hand-Dyed Handspun, because the finished product is 57" x 45", give or take gauge. Cheaper is better, but not so cheap as to be itchy or unpleasant to knit  I'm leaning acrylic for durability and washability, but I'm happy to hear what you'd use.   The primary colors are black, grey, and white, with a cross-stitch pattern in tapestry-weight yarn over the top.

Here's a color reproduction from the Dover reprint.   Here's a black-and-white picture of the original afghan, which Katharine Cornell worked on nightly in The Barretts of Wimpole Street.


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I found out what my computer model is. Until now, all I knew (since what was once written was lost to the mists of time, as the sticker wore off at some point) was it was just HP Compaq, since we hadn’t found the old paperwork for it as of yet. So I’m posting this mainly for my own sake, should I lose track of where I made a note of that.

HP Compaq dx2450 Microtower. I went to the support page for HP, and found the method for determining the type a particular model is.

So how did I find out? First, hit the plus sign around the Option 2 section. Their way didn’t work for me, and we never had HP Support Assistant in this computer, for whatever reason even back when it was still XP and would have had those original files. However, figure 1 mentions System Information. Typed in that, and the window that came up had everything, including a section for System Model. And there we have it.

Judging by this press release, it came out around April of 2008, if not earlier. Granted, my model was 32 bit, not the 64 bit they’re announcing. If that’s accurate, that means that the date I previously estimated is off by a few years. Should it make it another few months to 2018 prior to it being replaced, this one’s still going to have made it at least a decade. And should it still survive, we'll have it around as a spare, should its replacement have issues, or should Dad's laptop have problems down the line.

No More HP Printers For Me

Sep. 14th, 2017 08:38 am
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Thanks to a firmware update from HP that was pushed yesterday, I believe I can safely cross off HP printers from my list of potential printer purchases.

Basically, the update blocks all non-HP ink from functioning correctly. There weren’t that many from HP that I had included on my list just yet, thanks to everybody's recommendations and advice (thank you for it, by the way) along the lines of Canon, Epson, and Brother.

This merely narrows the field a little more for me.
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Title: Are You Falling For Me (Like I'm Falling For You)?
Author: [personal profile] jedibuttercup
Fandom: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Rating: MA; het/slash/threesome
Wordcount: 11,000 words
Warnings/Notes: For the 2017 [community profile] iddyiddybangbang. Prompted by a reread through that ancient collection of iddy tropes, the Matter of Britain, and Hollywood's latest take on it, the very pretty and also quite iddy "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword." I borrowed Ioan Gruffudd's Lancelot from the 2004 movie, then stirred in bits and pieces from "The Romance of Arthur" for worldbuilding flavor. :)

Summary: In another world, what happened with Lancelot might have been the end rather than the beginning: a step toward the destruction of Camelot rather than a new-laid cornerstone. But to a fighter who'd lived most of his life as a nothing from nowhere, who'd wed for trust rather than romance, a companion for bed and battlefield was the best dowry Arthur could have asked for. [A Magic Made Them Do It story, with a twist.]

Are You Falling For Me (Like I'm Falling For You)? ) (or read at AO3)
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 Poison

People find it hard to love her.

That knowledge sits deep inside her bones.

And she embraces it--knows that it is just.

How could she deserve love, when she watched them die? She, who called herself a Cardinal Witch with such pride, saw all her spells and magic swept away. All her sisters drowned. Their youth and promise taken, until only she remained. Tired. Ancient. Empty.

She could not save them.

This truth has burrowed even deeper.

It makes her reach for the poppy seed. For the oblivion promised within.

She wants to vanish, but until then, she'll forget.

Drive By Recs

Sep. 13th, 2017 03:48 pm
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It occurred to me today that while I've been posting the exchange gifts I've written here this summer, I've entirely neglected to post the gifts I've received!

Here are my gifts from [community profile] not_primetime and [community profile] rarepairfest, and the remix written for one of my stories in [community profile] circle_of_friends. All of them are well worth the read. :)



Exit Strategy (5111 words) by DesireeArmfeldt
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: Harold Finch, John Reese, The Machine (Person of Interest)
Additional Tags: Gift Fic, POV Third Person Limited, Canon-Typical Violence, Post-Canon, My First Work in This Fandom
Summary: Series finale fix-it fic.

The Art of Survival (3292 words) by OzQueen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Mummy Series, The Mummy (1999)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ardeth Bay/Rick O'Connell
Characters: Ardeth Bay, Rick O'Connell
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Huddling For Warmth, Skinny Dipping, Hand Jobs, Making Out, Blow Jobs, Facial Shaving, Bathing/Washing
Summary: "What is your plan of escape?" Ardeth asked. He had pulled his robes back on and was lounging by the fire, leaning back against his saddle. // "Steal your horse," Rick said. // "He will not obey just any man," Ardeth said dismissively. // "I'm not just any man, Medjai."

Dreadful Duty (the Second Impressions remix) (2884 words) by deird1
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Lydia Bennet/George Wickham
Characters: George Wickham
Additional Tags: Remix, Crossover
Summary: A history of George Wickham, Watcher.

My 2017 Yuletide noms

Sep. 13th, 2017 11:46 am
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[personal profile] mme_hardy
Les Trois Mousquetaires | The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (a.k.a. books only)
Richelieu
D'Artagnan
Milady de Winter
(open slot)

Golden Age of Piracy RPF
Anne Bonny
Mary Read
(open slot)
(open slot)

Greatcoats Series - Sebastien de Castell
Falcio val Mond
Brasti Goodbow
Kest
Valiana

This year, for me, it's swashbuckling all the way! I will do a pimp post later; let me know if you have people you want in the open slots.

Note To Self

Sep. 13th, 2017 12:51 pm
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Next year, I will try to remember to nominate Dracula The Undead, by Freda Warrington. (Not the Dacre Stoker novel of the same name) I love that unofficial continuation of the novel, and I have a prompt I'd love to see written someday. I just never have room and/or never think to nominate it until I've already done my nominations.

The Quest For A Printer Continues

Sep. 12th, 2017 01:50 pm
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For when I eventually replace the printer that I had to toss out, I have a question for those on my reading/friends list. I’ve only had inkjets from HP up until now (I don’t know the names right now) and that last one never really worked right, while the first lasted about 15 years before it died.

Would anyone recommend any particular Epson or Brother printer models? I only recently heard of them for the first time during my research, so I don't know much about those brands. Or is HP still a good one to stick with for inkjet printers, despite that last one? I considered the HP Envy 7640, but was turned away by bad reviews I was reading for that particular model.

What I'm looking for is a reliable color inkjet printer, even if it's primarily documents I would be printing.

Is laser better/cheaper in the long run?

Just one hundred

Sep. 9th, 2017 07:14 pm
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[personal profile] silailo
Sometimes when I feel stuck on a piece of writing, and I haven't touched it in a while, I tell myself to just write one hundred words. That's all. It'll give me some sense of progress, even if it isn't much. So I did it with an original story I haven't worked on in a few months.

And, sometimes, I'll find I want to continue. That's not the case this time, but at least I got in one hundred words, am I right? :)