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Eurgh, I finally came down with The Terrible Cold that has been going around. I've got a fever of 38.8 C now (that's 102 for you F folks). It's not the worst, and thankfully this is not a stomach bug, but when I had the cold in October I was sick for two weeks. It was just your regular degular cold virus, but it did a number on me. A part of it might have been that I wasn't eating well, and didn't have the calories to burn to get well, sigh. I did some shopping today and should be fine for a few days without leaving the house.

Some talk about mental health + its intersection with hair care )
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Theme Prompt: #007 Travel Plans
Title: Grief Support
Fandom: Station 19/Legends of Tomorrow
Rating/Warning: PG-13
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 896
Summary: Travis Montgomery and Mick Rory bond over food, not being widowers.

Grief Support )

[007] Keen To Act (Wayfarers)

Feb. 18th, 2019 02:00 pm
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Theme Prompt: 007 - Travel Plans
Title: Keen to Act
Fandom: Wayfarers books by Becky Chambers
Rating/Warnings: None
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 602
Summary: Pepper finally knows how to get back to her planet and now she wants to save all those she left behind.

Read more... )

other side of infinity

Feb. 18th, 2019 09:55 pm
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That felt like a hell of a day. And I at least knew where the scene was going!

But apparently I wrote 7289 words, and fought and defeated 13 monsters. Not a bad day's work.

I also managed to watch I, Robot which is a terrible movie on one hand, and a highly enjoyable watch on the other. I'm now considering Bright. (Honestly, I'd consider Jack Reacher: Never Say Die if only I didn't suspect that Cobie Smulders ends up in bed with Tom Cruise, which: ick.)

Writing time will be considerably less in the coming week; everything's starting back up again - work, hockey, bible study...

Uh, I should probably dig out my paperwork for tomorrow, eh?

last day of holidays

Feb. 18th, 2019 02:02 pm
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Last day of four and a half months of holiday... *sigh*

I mean, I wasn't getting paid for it, but it was really nice to be able to do all the things I did. Even if I didn't do a whole bunch of things I was going to...

Back to work tomorrow!
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Theme Prompt: 007 - Travel Plans
Title: Perfect Plan
Fandom: Horizon: Zero Dawn
Rating/Warnings: none
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 657
Summary: In their hurry to leave the Embrace to find Sona, Vala and Aloy forgot to come up with a plan.

life is what happens when you're busy almost being murdered repeatedly by robots )

Challenge 12: Reverse Fandom: Lost

Feb. 17th, 2019 02:38 pm
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This month's challenge is:

Click on the challenge, pick any episode title, or more than one, as inspiration, and start writing!

Reminder of Rules

Entries can be any length you like. You can post as many entries to each challenge as you're inspired to write.
If posting direct to the community, please place the body of your entry behind a cut.
Tag with the appropriate Category, Challenge, Fandom, Type, and Ratings tags. If a tag for your fandom doesn't exist, leave a request on the Tag Request post and I'll create the tags you need. You can request as many fandom tags as you want.
You don't need to use the challenge word or phrase in your fic, though you can if you like. Please include the song or episode title you use in your header.
Suggestions for future challenges are welcome on the Questions & Suggestions post.
There is no deadline for entries.

Have fun!

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Theme Prompt: #007 – Travel Plans
Title: Off Course
Fandom: Original, with a touch of Torchwood.
Rating/Warnings: PG / None
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 1000
Summary: The other end of Cardiff’s Rift moves at random throughout time and space; you never know what, or whom, it might grab next.

Off Course... )

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Feb. 17th, 2019 11:16 am
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I got to see Alita: Battle Angel yesterday. I really liked it; Alita herself is a wonderful character, and the movie looks absolutely gorgeous. It might have been because I haven't seen a big bucks VFX movie in a while, but I was just overjoyed with how beautiful it looked at times.

While CGI-heavy, the world is fleshy and physical enough that it looks tangible, and the best part: they turned the lights on. My biggest complaint with urban scifi movies these days is that it's always really dark. It probably rains. Every future city has to be Blade Runner. In Alita's Iron City, it's sunny and we get to see the people and things!

Another things that sets it apart from other lower cities in the Upper City/Lower City genre is that it's not only populated by sick and scary people hobbling around. I love that we see buskers, people barbecuing, just sitting at cafés... We get the sense that there are layers to the lower city -- another thing that peeves me is that the lower city is often seen as a homogenous zone where everyone lives in equal squalor or works at the exact same factory. This happens in Iron City as well, but it's not all of it. This was definitely a breath of fresh air.

Sure hoping the sequel doesn't take as long to come out...

other side of infinity - playlist?

Feb. 17th, 2019 10:33 am
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If I had a playlist that I wanted to give out at the same time as a story, what would be the best way to do it?

As in, seriously, my notes have: "Waking up - Louder Than Words", "Sam - Caderka fight: Forge - Infinity War" "Maria - do you remember: End of the Line - Cap 2". It gives me good mood for what I'm writing.

Would you listen to a playlist while reading the story?
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Theme Prompt: #007 – Travel plans
Title: Home is where the heart is
Fandom: Original
Rating/Warnings: PG-13
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 1,000 words
Summary: Kensley is preparing for the last big trip of their lives.

Home is where the heart is )
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Theme Prompt: #007- Travel Plans
Title: Snag in the Plan
Fandom: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Rating/Warnings: PG-13
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 713
Summary: They were supposed to be on the road by now, but after a little post-gig loosening up, things veered wildly off track. Luckily, when you're friends with the world's preeminent everything, these things get ironed out... with a little luck, quick enough to get them all to the next gig on time.

Read more... )


Feb. 16th, 2019 05:30 pm
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Theme Prompt: #007 – Travel plans
Title: The road to nowhere
Fandom: Original
Rating/Warnings: PG-13
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 967 words
Summary: She thought she was buying herself hope.

The road to nowhere  )

[#007] For Luck (Transformers)

Feb. 16th, 2019 12:01 am
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Theme Prompt: #007 - Travel Plans
Title: For Luck
Fandom: Transformers
Rating/Warnings: G / None
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 994
Summary: Greenlight's first solo mission is almost definitely going to be routine, but her conversation with Lancer before leaving isn't.

it's just a drive to Nova Cronum )

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Feb. 15th, 2019 09:12 pm
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I've fallen into some kind of a Finnish entertainment vortex. I signed up for the free trial month of a local streaming service so I could watch Ivalo, and now I've been trying to get everything I can out of it. I watch so little television these days that for some reason I'm still surprised that 1) there's a Finnish streaming service 2) it's really popular 3) they've been making their own shows, Netflix-style, for a while now. I've mainlined a few comedy series now and... they're good? Why didn't anyone tell me about this before??

I watched 'The Duke of Sipoo' (Sipoon herttua), which is a satire about corruption and local politics. It's based on real stories and it's savage, omg. FYI: the construction industry here is rotten. I thought it'd be difficult to make comedy out of it because the reality is a parody of itself (in today's headlines: a brand new college building needs to be immediately emptied because it was built on top of clay, which no one apparently thought to bring up before the construction). And the last thing I expected was to catch ~feels, but the relationship between the perpetually anxious, emotionally repressed detective and her sweet, 100 % loving younger boyfriend? I guess that's something I like now.

And then yesterday and today, I watched Jättekiva, which is a relationship comedy about a couple, one of whom is a Finnish-speaking Finn, and the other a Swedish-speaking one. (How can you even say this succinctly in English?) The couple in question has to move into one of the posh neighbourhoods in Helsinki, which becomes a strain on their relationship as it makes them extra aware of their backgrounds and makes them ~question their identities. A lot of it is based on classic jokes about socioeconomic culture clashes (and there are too many jokes about accidentally saying rude words in Finnish. Way too many), but it was fun to see it done in this context. The writing is pretty smart and the joke is on both sides. And like... I felt a little called out at times.

I tried:
- First episode of Bullets, which was supposed to be an internationally distributed crime show like Ivalo, but it was immediately ridiculously clichéd in comparison and the "all brown people look alike" casting was not great either. I get now that Finnish tv is good, but let's maybe not try to make a show about international terrorism just yet.

- There are a bunch of random old movies, so I also started Musta lumikki ('Black Snow White') which is a 1971 movie about a Finnish-Somali romance. I've been meaning to see it for a while, but I had to stop because the transfer is pretty bad, the camera and sound work is pretty intense (I'd call the style "hungover Robert Altman"), and it begins with a party scene. I sometimes get that pseudo-nostalgic feeling for decades in which I haven't lived... and then I watch movies from the seventies with groups of gross, unfunny students in polyester and bad wigs, spilling red wine over themselves, supposedly having a good time. I got a visceral NOPE reaction. I'm gonna finish this, but not as a fun Friday watch...

How do self-control

Feb. 15th, 2019 08:41 pm
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Writerly problem #487:

When you're more than halfway through a fic that you're super excited about, and you're gearing up for the big denouement and YOU WANT IT TO BE DONE TO SHARE IT ALREADY but at the same time YOU CAN'T RUSH IT BECAUSE THEN IT WON'T BE SATISFYING and writing becomes an awful battle against yourself.
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Insulin is medicine from a lab. So are anti-depressants. So is the Pill. So are all the drugs that CFS or HIV people need to survive.


No, I don't need any of that to survive - but I know a metric fucktonne of people who do.

I'm 100% a gardener, a permaculturist, and someone who thinks we could probably - overall and as a society - do with less medical intervention on occasion. But I also know that many of us survive on a biochemical intervention which was developed in a lab at some point or another.

When you beat people who actually need biomedical intervention in their lives by shaming their supposed rejection of "earth and nature", though, you've lost me entirely.

FTR: It was FB. It was someone I didn't know really well, but had met once. I didn't lose my shit. I was civil. I think. No promises, though.

chocolate box revealed

Feb. 15th, 2019 04:31 pm
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I received a gorgeous little Harry Potter fic with the trio and Harry/Luna. It's perfect trio interaction, and so delightful and droll!

Light As Air
Pairing: Luna Lovegood/Harry Potter
Characters: Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Fluff, Dating, New Relationship Feels, Not Epilogue Compliant

That's the only gift I got, but it's a really good one!

Otherwise, I wrote two fics, if you can guess both of them I'll write you a fic up to 1000 words. If you guess one, then...I'll write you a three-sentence fic. Maybe?

I got the job!

Feb. 15th, 2019 04:04 pm
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Now let me not stuff it up.

(It's through a friend, so really let me not stuff it up!)

I start on Tuesday, standard office hours (might be a little less - 8:30am-5pm, give or take, and you get ~45minutes lunch-and-break as you please.

It's a temp, full-time job, working in the IT department of a farming/industrial machinery company 15 minutes down the road. It's sort of a general dogsbody job - "helpdesk" but the users are the kind of people who delete their bookmarks and then want to know how to get them back. (Note: this is an actual, real example of what happened while I was filling out forms there this afternoon.

The people are nice, the pay is good for what it is and where it is - double what I was temping for back in the mid-00s as a front desk secretary, even if it's rather less than what I'm used to as a contractor. I shall learn to budget.

(A friend has been trying to take me through YNAB - You Need A Budget - and now that money is coming in but it's seriously limited, I shall have to start gripping the beast by the tail...)

Uh, but to celebrate, I'm going to buy the Her Universe Captain Marvel fake leather jacket. And the Wonder Woman one. I'd buy the WW boots, but I don't wear heels anymore and I can't stretch the splurge that far...

I still have to sell a shitload of stuff, too. *sigh*


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