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However, if you want an invitation, I have some.

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Title: A Friend in Need
Fandom: Star Trek: AOS
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Leonard McCoy & Spock, James T. Kirk
Genre: Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Word count: ~4000 words
Additional Tags/Warnings: Blood and injury, loss of control, emotional baggage, hand-holding, crying, delirium, declarations of love, found family, post-Star Trek Beyond.
“Doctor, why does my loss of control unnerve you so? You often berate me for my so-called lack of emotions… but when I do express them, it seems it is you who are incapable of bearing it.”
Another mission goes awry, causing injury to Spock, and Leonard McCoy is forced to confront an uncomfortable truth.

Story link @ AO3.

Wardrobe space

Aug. 29th, 2016 08:13 pm
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I came back from Ma's this afternoon and looked at the clothes hanging off the front of my wardrobe.  Most of them were "best" clothes, including a couple of dresses and the new suit I bought recently.  Taking the clothes down meant that I could open the wardrobe, but the full length hanging space was reduced due to a box of old t-shirts.

I went through the box and various other bits of the wardrobe and have chucked out a large suitcase full of t-shirts, cardigans, sweaters. a couple of jackets, my Barcelona 92 Olympics shell suit, underwear, sports kit, socks and other sundries.  These are now in the boot of the car to go to the charity shop tomorrow morning.  I also took a pile of oversize cardigans round to the neighbour, who is always looking for warm clothes to wear when dogwalking in the cold weather.

So I've hung all the clothes that were outside the wardrobe inside the wardrobe, found several shirts that can be brought into the normal daily rotation and identified which trousers need to be tried on before deciding their final fate.  Not bad for about half an hour's effort.
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So I bought myself this really cute* (and super marked down) Kate Spade tote bag and I'm using it today (since it is very summery and there's not a lot of summer left *sob*) and unfortunately, while it's a cute, capacious bag, it is not well configured for me. The zipper goes the wrong way (when I'm using a tote bag, I want to be able to unzip from the front; I don't want to have to swing the bag around to get to the zipper pull), the two inside slip pockets aren't easily accessible, and there's no outside pockets at all, for things like my phone, tissues, lip balm, and metrocard. So I guess it will go into the closet and wait for an opportunity to use it next summer, probably for a weekend kind of thing instead of as an everyday work bag.

*It's a big canvas tote bag printed with pink grapefruit slices and it says "Pucker Up" on the front. I think the actual name of the bag is "Pucker Up, Francis." Whoever Francis is. *hands*

In other news, last night - as I have for much of the summer - I wrestled with the "do I watch something new or do I reread/rewatch something I already know I like" dilemma for a while, and then cued up the first episode of Stranger Things on Netflix, since I've heard so many good things about it, especially since I was 13 in 1983! It is my era! These kids are my people!

I enjoyed it, and I thought they got the ambiance right (and the Spielbergian references, too), though I grew up in Queens, not small-town Indiana. Also it's a little weird to see Winona Ryder in the mom role. But I liked it enough that I will continue, though I thought one episode was good for last night, since it was Sunday, and did require some comfort reading afterwards. Though I'm sure I'll want to talk about it as I watch, I'm not planning to marathon it all at once (maybe one or two episodes a night? depending?), so please don't spoil me!

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Tanya Kini delved into Sports fan fiction: Where fandoms script the lives of their favourite sportspersons for First Post.

In 'One amazing time at FlameCon 2' for Amsterdam News, Rubin Richardson wrote The opening ceremony started off with a very humorous reading of a piece a fan fiction featuring none other than Harry Potter characters Ron Weasely, Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy and a Mercedes-Benz.

In a Forbes review of No Man’s Sky, Dani Di Placedo wrote, of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the dialogue was poorly written, the quests were simplistic and the history of the world felt like Lord Of The Rings fan fiction.

Annabel Stafford defined slash as fan fiction in which the characters in an iconic tale become gay lovers in ‘What's not to love about romance novels?’ for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Coen Bros., Alexandra Petri, Great British Bake Off, Southside With You, Kerrygold, Ben-Hur, Harry Potter )

From Bhargav Prasad in New Indian Express: What if the Creationist theory was true and human beings just landed on the planet, and my fan-fiction addition to that is, what if every single species on earth looked like human beings and only differed based on the species’ intelligent quotient, and given how the only human beings as a species can come up with absurd theories about their own existence, humans are the ones that are obviously on top of the intelligence chain (the hypothetical equivalent of the food chain).

Finally, from Michael Hill in Daily Freeman (via the Associated Press): [Fan film creator James Cawley and his friends] were pioneers in the flourishing culture of Star Trek fan films. But the atmosphere in their little universe chilled in December after Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the makers in California of a planned fan film that raised more than $1 million on crowdsourcing web sites. Six months later, the companies — calling themselves “big believers in reasonable fan fiction” — released guidelines on how fan filmmakers can avoid objections, such as not raising more than $50,000 and keeping individual episodes to under 15 minutes. Though he was never sued, Cawley felt it was a good time to move on.

Imzy! Invites and Info

Aug. 28th, 2016 10:23 pm
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[personal profile] par_avion posting in [community profile] vidding
Hello, [community profile] vidding members!

Many fans have been checking out Imzy in the last few days. (Imzy is a new social media site created by former Reddit and twitter employees, and it feels a bit tumblr-like).

It is still in beta, so you can't see anything without logging in.

I've created a place for Vid & Vidding-related discussions here. If you don't have an imzy account yet, you can request an invite at that link.

VividCon, Festivids and VidUKon all have Imzy pages now, and Ian has created a page to discuss vidding tech. All of these are listed in the Vids & Vidding "neighborhood."

Some vidders have created blogs there to to post their vids, other people have just created individual accounts.

There is no shortage of imzy invites floating around fandom twitter and journals, so feel free to request one if you are at all curious.
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Title: In Our Nature
(Ch. 5: "Dial M for Murder")
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: James T. Kirk, Nyota Uhura, Spock, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery Scott, mirror!Marlena Moreau, mirror!James Kirk, Christine Chapel, Hikaru Sulu. Kirk/Uhura, Scotty/OC, references to a couple other pairings.
Summary: After four of the ship's officers never returned from an away mission, Spock reluctantly assumed the role of captain on the Enterprise while mourning the absence of his closest companions. Jim Kirk is meanwhile becoming the Terran Empire's most wanted fugitive in a slowly transforming mirror universe. Both of their fates may be affected by the self-fulfilling prophecy of a man who has very little to lose.
Overall Warnings: Violence (including some torture), secondary character death. This has been a WIP for a long while so it will have some inconsistencies with STID and onward.

read @ AO3 | read @ LJ
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I missed the usual reminder post timing (where did August go?!) but there are still reccers needed for the next month. So far we have two volunteer reccers who signed up for September with these fandoms:

* American Gods ([personal profile] mific)
* Kingsman: The Secret Service ([personal profile] dancing_serpent)

So while we already have some recs to look forward to in September, it would of course be awesome if we had more recs. There is still plenty of opportunity for you to jump in and volunteer to rec next month (or to convince your friends to do some reccing). And many cheers for all of our members who volunteer to rec, especially if you rec regularly. Your valiant repeat efforts keep the comm alive.

Looking even further ahead so far NO reccers have volunteered for October, so that month definitely still needs some love (and recs! *g*) too. So please consider reccing in a fandom of your choice, whether small or huge, and comment on the sign-up post and volunteer for September, October or even further ahead if you are so well organized, that you know your fannish interests and time commitments in advance. It's only four recs as a minimum, and you can rec any genre or rating. Or promote us to your friends or in your favorite communities so others do the work.

No Open Rec period this month, because this post is so late, and few seem to use these anyway.

(Comments here are disabled, because I want to bundle volunteering in the sign-up post so that nothing gets lost, and you can see the list of claimed slots there too.)

the 100.

Aug. 28th, 2016 02:12 pm
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a bazillion of the 100 icons of lexa, bellamy, octavia, and clarke. ended up weirdly out of order during uploading, sorry.

here @ [community profile] bungalows

Earned names for pets

Aug. 28th, 2016 08:25 pm
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Our cats are purebreds, which means they came with registered names. The late, great The Crazy was sold as Tea-Time Tune, and earned her name by being a neurotic, weird-as-hell mess (but in a cute way).

The BB was sold as Arwen, which actually suited her since she is a genetically and visually flawless, perfect specimen cat who is also petite, dainty, elegant, graceful, fearless, and sweet. But she gradually earned the nickname "BB HBIC" (later shortened to just BB), because when we first got her, she had the adorable habit of surreptitiously following the Crazy around and copying her, but in a tinier, daintier fashion.

Snookums was sold as Russel [sic] Crowe, and when we rescued (bought) him from Crazy Cat Lady Hell where he was being bullied by his 21 overbearing relatives, seeing his name on the papers decided us for sure (the lady had been calling him "Jere", a folksy Finnish dude name that's just as laughably OOC for Snookums as the comparison to Russell Crowe). "It must be fate," we said. "We have to rescue this cat!" Later we came home and followed the real Russell Crowe on Twitter, which we have never regretted, and Snookums, who was hiding in the corner of the sauna literally under his great-grandmother when we first met him, blossomed from a shy, skinny, cringing fraidycat into the pudgy, friendly snugglemonster we know and love. His dedication to snuggling has to be seen to be believed. He ALWAYS is in the mood for snuggles, and there's no kind of squeezing or manhandling him I've come up with that he doesn't enjoy, so his name is an excellent fit.

The bunnies are also purebreds, but when we got them from our buddy pierydys, she advised that if we weren't planning to breed and show them, registering them would be unnecessarily traumatic and expensive, since you have to get their ears tagged to do it. We didn't, and so we had to pick names for them ourselves. Since their sire is named Snickers, we decided on a locally-available candy theme, and we picked popular chocolate caramel Japp bars for the tri-colored one and pink-and-white Rowan-berry-flavored Pihlaja jellies for his ginger-and-white brother. Since we speak English at home, we translated Pihlaja and call him Rowan: unlike Japp, that one doesn't lend itself to anglicized pronunciation.

Since we named the bunnies ourselves, swapping out their names based on personality seems silly, but we actually call Japp "Tiny bunny" or "Tiny bun" more often than anything else. He's just so incredibly smol that when your eyes land on him, exclamations about his smolness sort of reflexively pop out ("HAVE YOU SEEN HOW TINY THE BUNNY IS SITTING ON THIS RUG????") and it's difficult to stop them. He also looks weirdly like a little old man in the face - I think it's the shape of his eyebrow and mustache floof - but nothing pithy to express this has come to us yet.

Ro's descriptive nickname is The Majestic Floof. His personality and behavior is not at all dignified, but his fur is so beautiful and, well, majestic that he can easily fool you just by posing.

I have not illustrated this post with pictures, but this blog is completely full of my pet photos if you want to refresh your memory.

Visiting Israel

Aug. 28th, 2016 04:47 pm
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I am coming to Israel for some winter sun in November, staying in Tel-Aviv from 11th-19th. I am hoping to meet up with local fans, including [personal profile] marina, [personal profile] hagar_972, [personal profile] roga, [personal profile] the_ragnarok and others. Let me know if you're around, or have suggestions of things I should do while there. I've done a lot of the major tourist sites in Tel-Aviv last time, and did a brief tour of the country as a kid, but there's lots more to explore. I may well take a day trip up to Haifa, and be looking for someone to go to Blackout with me. Feel free to pass this on to other local friends.

I am excited!
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Buffy: ...I just feel better with you safe and sound inside. You must be beat.
Joyce: I am. We're a little gallery. You have no idea how much...
Buffy: (interrupts) Well, then why don't you go upstairs and get into bed, and I can bring you some hot tea?
Joyce: That's sweet! (suspiciously) What'd you do?
Buffy: Can't a daughter just be concerned about her mother?


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Aug. 28th, 2016 03:39 am
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argh I would really like to be able to sit up for more than three minutes without horrible paiiiiiiin


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she of the remarkable biochemical capabilities!

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