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Jan. 25th, 2015 08:30 pm
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Link: Porn Battle Golden Oldies @ [community profile] pbam

Description: A Porn Battle bonus round focusing on filling prompts from the past fifteen (!) rounds of the classic Porn Battle.

Dates: The Golden Oldies round will run from February 15 (22:30 GMT) to February 25 (22:30 GMT).

Blizzard Warning

Jan. 25th, 2015 05:58 pm
gehayi: (winterfell (sasha_davidovna))
[personal profile] gehayi
A crippling and potentially historic blizzard to impact the area mainly from late Monday into Tuesday, lingering into early Wednesday.

Blizzard Warning in effect from 7 pm Monday, January 26, 2015 to 1 am EST Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from 7 pm Monday to 1 am EST Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

Locations: portions of central Massachusetts as well as northern Connecticut.
Hazard types: Heavy snow, strong winds and blizzard conditions. Considerable blowing and drifting snow.
Accumulations: snow accumulations of around 20 to 30 inches. With locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour at times.
Timing: while the storm is expected late Monday lingering into early Wednesday, the worst of the storm will be Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.
Impacts: Heavy snow and strong winds will result in White-out / blizzard conditions with near zero visibility. Travel will be impossible and life threatening across the entire region. Also snow may be wet enough to result in downed tree limbs and power outages in addition to the winds.
Winds: North-northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts around 35 to 45 mph. The height of the winds will be late Monday night into Tuesday.
Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.

A Blizzard Warning is issued when sustained winds or frequent gusts over 35 mph are expected with considerable falling and/or blowing and drifting snow. Visibilities will become poor with Whiteout conditions at times. Those venturing outdoors may become lost or disoriented, so persons in the warning area are advised to stay indoors.

All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon. To allow people already on the road to safely reach their destination before the heavy snow begins, and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads.

***

If I lose power--and that's not uncommon where I live--it may be some time before I'm back online. My main concern is the possible loss of electricity. If the power goes off, so will the stove, the hot water, my medical equipment (which I have to use every day) and the heat.

i enjoy being a girl

Jan. 25th, 2015 04:28 pm
musesfool: sara ramirez applying lipstick (pull on your pout)
[personal profile] musesfool
Okay, I have been waxed and polished and dyed and cut and blown out, so I am ready to roll with this trip. Sadly, I still have to wait a week, and a week which may contain a blizzard for that matter. As long as it's over and it's clear flying weather by Saturday (and maybe if we get a snow day), I will be pleased.

The hair cut only took two hours (almost exactly! I sat in the chair at 12:44 and I walked out of the salon at 2:45), which is good (and also because I didn't get highlights so no double process adding an hour to my time in the chair), and then from 3 - 4 was pedicure and brow waxing time. I know it's odd, but I really do find getting my eyebrows waxed kind of soothing, for all that it's got a sting to it. *hands*

Now I need to eat something, because my god am I hungry.

*

Alas, a blog.

Jan. 24th, 2015 09:52 pm
moetushie: The Daily Bugle sounds the alarm. (everything is terrible)
[personal profile] moetushie
I got into a fight on Tumblr today and lost a mutual follower. I would put a frowney face here, but I don't really regret it? If you want to take a look at the wank (as I would, in your position, you can see what remains of it on the front page of my Tumblr. The other person has deleted their posts, so the whole thing has a kind of lopsided effect.

My quick and dirty (and obviously biased) summary would be: Someone posts "I'm beginning to think Fëanor is kind of a dick" on their blog and tags it #Fëanor. It turns up on the Fëanor tag. Drama ensues.

Someone I follow(ed), Hereff, reblogs this post and chastised this person for tagging their hate and potentially upsetting Fëanor-fans who look to this tag for discussions/squee. It was a pretty respectful post, for what it was, and they asked their followers not to pile drive the OP. This particular reblog is now deleted.

I ... have been on Tumblr for a long, long time and the 'don't tag your hate' thing still drives me nuts. Especially in cases like this (where is the lie?), where mild criticism is branded as hate. It's not hate, and even if it was, it belongs on that tag as much as a squeeful post about Fëanor, or adorable fanart of Fëanor as a dad, or pictures of someone's cat who they named Fëanor for unknowable reasons (it's not even a black cat)...

I, uh, posted something in response. Maybe it was passive aggressive, but I didn't want to reblog the original post because I *didn't* want to pile-drive the OP. My original response.

They then responded: here. The original post I was replying to is also now deleted.

I posted more about my feelings about the Tolkien/Silm fandom here.

I kind of regret losing that follower, but I think I'm better off. Even if I am passive-aggressive white-knighter who smacks of irony, I still think it's stupid to go after people who 'tag their hate'. A tag isn't always going to be a positive (or hell, even a useful -- those cat pics?? that cat isn't even cute) place. Quashing any sign of dissent is not a good look, I'm just saying.


And at the end of the day ... Fëanor WAS a dick. And Elfdicks are what keep me in this fandom.


Vive la difference!

snow that siestas in the sky for days

Jan. 24th, 2015 09:25 pm
musesfool: Steve Rogers, professional sadface (broken-hearted savior)
[personal profile] musesfool
Okay, I think I have my clothing situation for the cruise sorted. If I can fit more in the suitcase, maybe I'll bring the khakis and the extra pair of jeans, but for now, I don't think they're necessary. I'm expecting my period (I burst into tears tonight when the line, "I can't be late / I got a date" came on. STEVE. PEGGY. *sobs*) next week, but I hope it comes early so I don't have to deal with it on the ship. Ugh. Why am I not done with it? I've been having it for 33 years! Surely it should be done by now!

Anyway, have a poem:

Pilgrims
by Erin Elizabeth Smith

I.

I wanted to come home,
it just took too long to find the right plane.
Two years of eating grapes meant for wine,
wondering where the skin goes
when the flesh is juiced and fermented.

Maybe I would have thought of us
less if France had been more than cheese
and yardstick bread, more than yellow countryside
like Illinois when the corn is tall.

II.

I forgot how days pass in New York –
stubborn mist shaking its mane on the highway,
snow that siestas in the sky for days.
His green towel, folded and hung
on the bathroom door, smelling so much like him.

III.

First it was Vezélay. Clutching the skirt
of Mary Magdalene, who told me of her years
of desert shelter – the crows, the sand,
the sucking cactus. There were no angels
that delivered her to Christ's oyster bar.
Just a jackrabbit she tore open with her hands,
blood she drank religiously.

Then Santiago de Compostela, where the hermit
found James under a transept of star,
his marrow drained, hair cleaned from skull. He waits
in stone sombrero, a staff cocked
in his left hand, a closed text in his right.
They think it's the Bible, he winks,
and that these are my bones.

Finally, Ravenna, blackcaps warbling
on the telephone poles. Just south
of the pinewoods strangled by heather,
dog-rose, I ordered wedding soup.
I was finished with leaving,
with Europe
with the thousand stone churches
that starved their towns.

IV.

Somehow this would make more sense
if there were myrrh or bdellium involved.
Because then he would laugh, open
his palms that clench and unclench at his thigh,
smile at the plastic snow globe
I bought in the Turin airport.

I look at him, but he's watching the planes
lift like storks from the sandbar willows.
Didn't you hear, he says when I ask
how Michigan has been. Christ came back
as a bamboo shark last week.
And the Devils brought home the Cup.

***

I think I'm going to watch CATWS now and maybe cry more about Steve and Peggy and Bucky. #i don't know what to do with all these steve and bucky feels

***
moetushie: Fingon the Valiant vs. Balrogs (fingon the valiant)
[personal profile] moetushie
And I promised Oshun to write her a cheesy Fingon/Maedhros PWP. I didn't succeed in making it a PWP, but still.

A Jug of Wine — And Thou (1773 words) by zeen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fingon/Maedhros
Characters: Maedhros, Fingon
Additional Tags: Elven Wine, Banter, Cousin Incest, Teen Romance, Ridiculously Cheesy
Summary:

Fingon and Maedhros are young and in love -- with each other and with themselves.



The loaf of bread can go hang, tbh.

Placeholder for Shipswap 2015 Letter

Jan. 24th, 2015 01:54 am
gehayi: (storyteller (yuki_onna))
[personal profile] gehayi
Dear Shipswap Writer,

First off, thank you very much for doing this. I appreciate this more than you can possibly guess. I will appreciate WHATEVER you decide to write, so long as you enjoy writing it. All of what follows is just...additional info, if you need it. Oh, and the requests aren't in order of importance.

Things I like )

Things I don't like )

Specifics about the fandoms:

A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin )

Crossover Ships )

Discworld - Terry Pratchett )

Emelan - Tamora Pierce )

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling )

William Monk Mysteries - Anne Perry )

Beta, please?

Jan. 23rd, 2015 09:32 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
Hey, y'all. I was wondering if someone could do a quick beta for me. It's for a short fic (<2K), Fingon/Maedhros, rated teen-to-mature. There's one sex scene, but it's fade to black.

Pleeeease? *puppy dog eyes*

ETA: found and secured!

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Jan. 23rd, 2015 03:57 pm
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Adar Crack: A Fest For Fannish Purim Torah

No sign-ups required! Posting between 19 February and 20 March. (Intro, rules, and explanations here)

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Jan. 23rd, 2015 03:52 pm
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Link: [community profile] rarelywritten @ DW, rarelywritten RSS LJ feed, rarelywritten @ tumblr

Description: Rarely Written (RW) is an annual exchange that celebrates characters of underrepresented and/or marginalized genders and sexes in all fandoms. To be elligible, a character must identify as one or more of the following cis woman, transgender woman, transsexual woman, genderqueer, intersex, gender fluid, a-gender, two-spirit, bigender, pangender, third gender, genderless, transgender man, transsexual man. The character must also be considered rare, having fewer than 500 tagged stories on AO3 or 200 tagged stories on Fanfiction.Net.

Dates:
Now: discuss potential nominations @ this post
January 30-February 7 11:59PM CST: nominations @ AO3, promotion @ your journal/twitter/tumblr
February 8-February 14 11:59PM CST: nominations clean up
February 15-March 1 11:59PM CST: sign ups @ AO3
Early March: assignments out @ AO3/your email
April 18 @ 9PM CST: drops/defaults after this time subject to banning in 2016
April 25 @ 9PM CST: stories due @ AO3
May 3 @ 6PM CST (pending no issues): stories and authors go live @ AO3, share and link your and other's work @ your journal/twitter/tumblr

Sheepish little fic.

Jan. 23rd, 2015 02:23 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
should auld acquaintances be forgot (428 words) by zeen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Charioteer - Mary Renault
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Laurie Odell & Charles Fosticue
Characters: Laurie Odell, Charles Fosticue
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Post-War, (but just barely), Awkward Conversations, Experimental Style, (i am extremely sorry for the last tag)
Summary:

For Oonaseckar's prompt: Laurie & Charles, post-war drink in a pub, "Why would you be surprised by the odd stray wife here and there?"

feels like i'm going to lose my mind

Jan. 23rd, 2015 12:50 pm
musesfool: Natasha Romanova aka Black Widow (i came to win to survive to prosper)
[personal profile] musesfool
Elementary
[personal profile] selenak has a great write up here, that I agree with (also, she's far more familiar with ACD/Holmes canon than I). spoiler )

Anyway! Otherwise, I enjoyed the episode. Gerritsen Beach! My uncle lives there! My dad used to not let us swim in the water there because he was convinced it was filthy because of boats. (The rest of that side of the family thought he was nuts. Which was not unusual.)

***

So someone is writing or has written the Alias/MCU crossover where Irina Derevko is one of Natasha's mentors, yes? *eyes [personal profile] selenak and [personal profile] vaznetti specifically*

***

I dropped my laundry off this morning, for pick up tonight after work, so tomorrow during the snowstorm we're supposed to have, I am going to figure out what I'm packing for this trip (I CAN'T BELIEVE I LEAVE IN A WEEK). I maybe kind of drew up a spreadsheet? *cough* Generally, I am a midnight-the-night-before-I-leave packer, but I haven't gone away for such an extended amount of time (12 days!) in about 15 years, so there's a lot more stuff involved (e.g., dressing for dinner, making sure I have a sweatshirt if it gets chilly etc.) than usual. I mean, I'm almost certain that as soon as I start sorting through the pile of stuff I've made of "things I'm taking" the spreadsheet will go out the window, but I want to at least make sure almost everything can be worn with almost everything else, so as to minimize the number of things I'm bringing. I also bought a few new dresses, because summer dresses are the best and they require packing only one item rather than two. I found some excellent after-Christmas sales, so it wasn't crazy expensive to do so. (Plus I reclaimed a couple of dressier little black dresses from my brother's garage, where they were living after we cleared out my parents' house, so dressing up is a go for me.)

I also have to make a list for a drugstore run, though the plan is to go to Target when we arrive in Florida, so I'm less worried about forgetting something important in that area. I plan to get my hair cut and eyebrows waxed on Sunday, and maybe a pedicure too, which will hopefully last through a week of boot-wearing (as much as I love the idea of being pampered with a pedicure on the boat, I am also not keen on their prices; I want to do something in the spa, but I was thinking hot stone massage instead. *hands* But if I do it this Sunday and it's chipped and gross by next Saturday, then I will splurge, because nobody wants to cruise with a damaged pedicure.)

I'm excited, can you tell? *g*

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it is i, your regular meme-dealer.

Jan. 22nd, 2015 08:59 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
Here with an new/old meme, the hypothetical fic meme! Because the best fics are the hypothetical ones!

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write.)

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School / College AU

I'll take any of the fandoms I've written and plus anything I have talked about.
musesfool: Oliver, Diggle, & Felicity from Arrow (proved things i never believed)
[personal profile] musesfool
WIP meme via [personal profile] naraht: When you see this, share 3 random lines from 3 WIPs.

1. After apple picking, there's a promenade through town and then an apple pie eating contest, in which Steve is no longer allowed to participate, after winning three years in a row.

2. Steve digs his thumb into Bucky's instep and Bucky sighs in pleasure.

3. Bruce and SHIELD don't really get along, and Jason's not big on Orwellian homeland security agencies himself.

***

Arrow: Left Behind
I was feeling unwell last night, so the show unfortunately could not command my full attention, but I thought it hit all the right emotional beats. spoilers )

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