i draw the line at were-squirrels.

Feb. 14th, 2016 03:53 am
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 and hedgehogs

and badgers

thinking:

Feb. 13th, 2016 10:46 pm
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How Personal Rituals Can Improve Your Health and How to Build to them.

Deliberate self-care activities are critical to reducing the likelihood that our negative emotional states do not worsen and lead to unhealthy coping rituals (i.e. drinking, drug abuse, etc.). Making an overt effort to care for one’s emotional health improves work performance, mood, and overall physical health. By defining a self-care activity, we can incorporate it into our daily routines and begin to not see the self-care as a waste of time and view it as a healthy reward that worth looking forward to.MORE

i wonder if

Feb. 13th, 2016 09:55 pm
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there will ever be women cast as the love interest in music video that will be as far away from the conventional standard of attractiveness as Lana Del Ray's love interests.
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For E! Online, Billy Nilles predicted that NBC's James Burrows Special Is Going to Inspire a Lot of TV Crossover Fan Fiction.

Tallahassee Democrat’s Mark Hinson is giving up Writing fan fiction based on the erotic exploits of Barney Fife and Thelma Lou in Mayberry for Lent.

In 'Does the producer behind the feminist tweets live up to his message?' for New York Post, Elisabeth Vincentelli wrote The excerpts read like assembly-line fanfiction by people whose knowledge of women is mostly theoretical.

From Kayli Burt on Den of Geek!: Pride and Prejudice: A History of Onscreen Fan Fiction, featuring the nugget When most people hear the words "fan fiction," they think of Fifty Shades of Grey.

For Vulture, Jackson McHenry wrote In the kind of pairing of funny and handsome, but approachable white movie stars that the bulk of slash-fiction is built of, Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan will play a married couple in An Ideal Home.

Roshni Nair dives into the wacky, wonderful fan fiction universe pivoted on India's longest-running TV show (DNA India).

Cam Newton, The X-Files, Marco Rubio, Star Wars, One Direction, Downton Abbey, Point Break, Dickensian )

Mangala Dilip wrote that shippers […] weave their fantasies into a world of fan fiction for International Business Times’s India edition.

In 'In defense of pretentiousness' for The Guardian, Dan Fox wrote Think about what gets you out of the house at weekends. Is it dirt-biking or brewing craft ales? Maybe bird-spotting, kickboxing, visiting medieval churches, or attending cosplay conventions dressed as Harry Potter. Perhaps it’s art appreciation, bread baking, five-a-side football, astronomy, philately, writing erotic fan-fiction, playing soldiers from the comfort of your couch in Call of Duty, metal-detecting, larping, running, playing darts, keeping goldfish, reading up on Middle East politics, […] or watching old silent films. Whatever it is you do, I’ll bet you’d never think it pretentious. That’s because you do it, and pretension never self-identifies.

In a review of Empire of Imagination, a biography of D&D creator Gary Gygax, for Christian Science Monitor, Cecilia D'Anastasio wrote Author Michael Witwer, who pays tribute to “the Good Lord” in the acknowledgments, composes a sort of fanfiction around Gygax’s life, complete with scenes depicting him fishing for bass on Lake Geneva and undercover Army Intelligence agents infiltrating his gaming circle (“fanfiction,” I say, because a FOI request to Army Intelligence yielded no official corroboration).

Finally, in 'What are your kinks?' for Columbia Chronicle, Zoe Eitel wrote The themed fan fiction smut for those with more alternative kinks or specific wants include works with "mpreg," or male pregnancy; those in which one of the characters is a ghost; hybrid, aka a person who is half-cat with a real tail and fuzzy ears; and ABO—alpha, beta, omega dynamics—in which characters exhibit certain characteristics of wolves or werewolves including having heats.

Good life choices

Feb. 14th, 2016 12:28 am
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Also, I am on the one hand very sad that I am missing the Boston temps this weekend, as one of the rare people who actually enjoyed last winter's 7 feet of snow, and who would actually like the predicted weekend temps of -7° F with a -23° windchill (that's centigrade -21° and -30°). But on the other hand, I stood on a glacier this week, so it is a net win for me.

(I have finally realized that since i don't control the weather, I needn't feel guilty about loving weather that is dangerous for so many.)

(I STOOD ON A GLACIER)

I think I am an evil person

Feb. 13th, 2016 10:36 pm
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When Temvald said, "I have to interrupt you to show you the news," I assumed something terrible had happened. But when he passed me his phone to show me the news site, my second reaction was guilt and shame--because my first reaction was visceral, literal tears of shocked relief. At a man's death. Oops.

I am out of the country and I really wanted to go find an American-filled bar and buy a round for everyone. "What if the Americans are conservatives?" asked my sister. I replied they could weep bitter tears into their free drink while the rest of us celebrate.

When I have that drink, I am raising it in gratitude to the notorious RBG, who can finally retire. Though goodness knows I hope she won't. Thanks for sticking it out, Ruthie. Kol ha kavod.
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Xander: Well, Sheila's definitely intense. That guy with her? That's the guy she *can* bring home to mother.
Willow: She was already smoking in fifth grade. Once I was lookout for her.
Xander: (to Willow) You're bad to the bone.
Willow: I'm a rebel.
Buffy: It's not fair. I'm the Slayer. That requires a certain amount of cutting and fighting. What's Sheila's excuse?
Xander: Homework. She won't do it. And most teachers respect that now. Oh, you might wanna keep away any sharp implements when you're working with her.






~~School Hard~~

[Drabbles & Short Fiction]
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death is so fucking unpredictable.
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The biggest cliche of old-school trashy romance, the forcible yet welcome kissing, has rather deep roots. I have read similar lines in porn from Burr's own era. I expect that descriptions of brutal and forbidden yet strangely delicious kisses were once inscribed on lost tablets in a language of which not a single word now survives. And I bet some of those were RPF, too.

Context is steamy. Whew!

Festivids reveals are up!

Feb. 13th, 2016 02:57 pm
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The identities of the vidders who participated in the [community profile] festivids anonymous vid exchange have been revealed - come and see who made your favourite vids, or watch the ones you missed!

Guest Post: Elizabeth Minkel

Feb. 13th, 2016 09:59 am
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Banner by caitie of an OTW-themed guest access lanyard

Elizabeth Minkel talks about falling in/out/back in love with fandom & the importance of fanworks in her life. http://bit.ly/1Sob72P

why should i know better by now

Feb. 13th, 2016 12:37 pm
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Two things on this brutally cold Saturday:

1. Here's a great post pointing out that Finn is the Zuko of TFA; Kylo Ren is the Azula. (though as [tumblr.com profile] liz-squids points out in a later post, at least Kylo Ren has a conscience, even if he doesn't listen to it. I still love Azula, though.)

So Rey is Aang? Or Katara? Poe is clearly Sokka: "BB-8, you do always come back!"

Though I guess in the case of TFA, Mark Hamill's playing the Uncle Iroh role instead of the Fire Lord Ozai role. (And if Kylo Ren were Zuko, he definitely wouldn't want any calming tea, Uncle!)

2. [personal profile] misbegotten made some lovely Grayson icons. I definitely snurched that "You don't know Dick!" one.

And speaking of Grayson, internet rumors tell me that DC may be rebooting again, so Grayson might be ending, which is unfortunate, because I mind giving them money a little less when it's for a book I enjoy so much. I definitely recommend it if you can handle (or ignore, as I do) the reboot timeline nonsense, because it gives good Dick.

***

fuck cancer. cherish life.

Feb. 13th, 2016 11:04 am
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[livejournal.com profile] vagabondage passed last night. We knew it was coming, and [personal profile] renenet called in the evening to warn me that it would probably be soon, so I was... I don't know, kind of braced for it, maybe? when [personal profile] fan_eunice posted the news this morning. Zen went on her own terms, surrounded by the people she loved most, and I'm so glad of that.

But then [personal profile] killabeez commented that she was thinking about the shenanigans that Zen and Sandy could get up to together in a hypothetical afterlife, and I started sobbing and laughing at the same time, because jesus christ, CAN YOU IMAGINE.

And then VividCon registration opened, and all I can think is that this is going to be my first VividCon without Zen, and now I can't stop crying. Even before we were friends, even before I'd properly met her, she was part of VividCon for me, and I just... Fuck cancer, you guys. Fuck it.

I am constantly amazed by the people fandom brings into my life, people I'd never know otherwise and now can't imagine my world without. I'm so grateful for that. I don't say it enough, but I am.

And now I'm gonna go make some good food and then spend part of the afternoon talking about vids, and then call [personal profile] renenet just to be on the phone with her, because that's the best way I know how to honor Zen's memory: cherish life, have fun, eat well, love hard.

May we all live so fiercely.

Savoury/sweet roast pineapple

Feb. 13th, 2016 05:06 pm
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No, really.

All measurements approximate in the extreme; I'm just listing what I used today.

1 pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp soy sauce/tamari
1 tbsp coarse salt
2 heaped tsp five spice powder
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
pinch or two red pepper flakes

Mix. Roast at 200 degrees C (fan oven), turning the pineapple chunks over every 15 mins or so, until it's thoroughly cooked and blackened/charred round the edges. This can take about an hour and 15-30 mins.

Would probably be fabulous with cream, creme fraiche or icecream.

Festivid reveals: Hamilton treats!

Feb. 13th, 2016 08:59 am
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I made a Festivid treat this year because various people requested Hamilton and I could not resist. And then, uh, I made another one. And another. For a total of three.

*facepalm*

In the order created, they are:

Jefferson Funk for [personal profile] anoel: Daveed Diggs and his amazing face. Hot damn!
DW | LJ | AO3 | Tumblr link coming eventually

Independent Women for [personal profile] such_heights: The Schuyler Sisters set to Destiny's Child. (Someone had to.)
DW | LJ | AO3 | Tumblr link coming eventually

Here I Stand for [personal profile] sdwolfpup: Alexander Hamilton. I got my wits, I got my heart, I got my blade.
DW | LJ | AO3 | Tumblr link coming eventually

As always, big thanks to [personal profile] renenet for emotional support, thoughtful beta, and did I mention the emotional support? I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THIS MUSICAL, OKAY.

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