Which Witch?

Sep. 25th, 2017 11:00 pm
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There are far too few ficathons right now as an excuse to get some writing done. But signups are open for the Which Witch ficathon! I hope I've signed up (you never really know with anonymous posting and whatnot), why don't you join me? (LJ membership is not a requirement.)

Which Witch Ficathon is Happening!

Sep. 24th, 2017 10:41 pm
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (Default)
[personal profile] dragonyphoenix
Copied from a tumblr post.

I am very excited to once again bring you the ficathon featuring our favorite witch, Willow Rosenberg. This is my on-going attempt to try to get more Willow-centric stories written. So pick your favorite pairing and sign up to help spread the Willow love.

Sign ups: September 24, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Assignments Sent Out: October 8, 2017
Stories Due: December 17, 2017

You can view the rules here.

You can read the prompts and sign up here.

While the Ficathon is being hosted on LiveJournal, you do not need an LJ account to participate. You can sign up (comment) as Anonymous and give your fandom name in the form.

Let’s keep the Willow love going across multiple platforms!
Please pimp far and wide.



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Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn By Wu Men Hui-k'ai
(1183 - 1260)

English version by Stephen Mitchell

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.

avamclean: btvs: buffy & dawn (buffy & dawn)
[personal profile] avamclean
Title: don’t put the blame on her
Rating: FR13
Prompt: copper
Disclaimer: BtVS and all related characters are copyright of Joss Whedon and ME. The Walking Dead and all related characters are copyright of Robert Kirkman, Image Comics and AMC. No infringement intended.


Summary: Buffy’s outing with Aiden goes about as well as expected—which isn’t at all. Part of the 'nature always wins' series. 

don't put the blame on her )

2017 Exchanges Masterlist (ONGOING)

Sep. 22nd, 2017 03:00 pm
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[personal profile] kadma
this post is a record of exchanges i’ve participated in this year. i’ve included my letter, my assignment, and the wonderful gifts & treats i’ve received, so you can check them all out if you wish <3

[community profile] not_primetime || letter || assignment + treat || gift

[community profile] rarepairfest || letter || assignment || gift

[community profile] press_start_comm || assignment || gift

[community profile] femslashex || letter || due oct 7th.

[community profile] trickortreatex || letter || due oct 24th.

It's so fantastical on your bicycle

Sep. 21st, 2017 03:33 am
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On April 19, 1943, Albert Hofmann, the Swiss father of psychedelic medicine, dropped lysergic acid diethylamide and went on a bike ride, becoming the first human to ever trip on acid.

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. -H.G. Wells

ACA enrollment period

Sep. 21st, 2017 12:01 am
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Enrollment for 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA / Obamacare) starts November 1 and ends December 15. Trump reduced the ADVERTISING funds by 90% to announce when people can enroll. Please copy and paste to circulate. #SpreadTheWord

(no subject)

Sep. 19th, 2017 11:47 pm
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The rain pounded against the large glass doors as Ivan Braginsky pushed his way inside the little shop.

He paused, frowning at the large puddle of water he was making on the red rubber mat before looking up and letting out a sigh. Once again, It was apparently going to be one of those days. 

Ivan tapped his black closed umbrella twice against on the rug then walked up to the cashier desk. 

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OK, still trying to put down some thoughts on the Twin Peaks finale, but I might as well post it so I can get on with my life.

And it's with mixed feelings. Because I loved season 3 to little pieces, and that fucking ending simply won't leave me alone. So this will get long and not entirely coherent as I try to piece together what The Return and Fire Walk With Me and all that it seems to do, before I try to let it sit for a while and then do a rewatch.

The past dictates the future )

huh

Sep. 17th, 2017 09:23 pm
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I’d hoped to get started back up on [community profile] tamingthemuse  this week. The community had switched to Dreamwidth after the whole LJ user agreement fiasco, but it hasn’t been updated since the middle of August. I was looking forward to the structure of the community even if the words sometimes confounded me.

So I’m going to attempt to challenge myself. I located a random word generator (via a handy-dandy Google search) and it provided me with these 12 words. Over the next 12 weeks I’m going to tackle one a week and write story/scene/chapter inspired by these words. I’m going to go in the order the words were presented to me (no skipping).

Please feel free to join in my madness.

MASTERLIST
1. copper
2. explain
3. ill-fated
4. truck
5. neat
6. unite
7. branch
8. educated
9. tenuous
10. hum
11. decisive
12. notice
kadma: (→ bubble pop)
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Hello, I'm [archiveofourown.org profile] kadma. Thanks in advance for writing/creating for me! Below, you'll find a list of my general likes and do not wants, followed by a short paragraph per fandom of prompts / suggestions, all of which are optional.
 
General Likes:
  • PWP / smut
  • feelings / introspection
  • missing scenes / codas
  • in-character dialog makes my heart race

Do-Not-Wants:
  • het or m/m, even minor/background (unless present in canon)
  • illegal drugs (inc. marijuana)
  • animal abuse / death
  • alpha / beta / omega and bestiality
  • bodily fluids (kink and non-kink)
  • pregnancy & kid-fic
  • first person POV
  • out of character characters
  • crossovers

REQUESTS
 
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
  • Alicia Fox
  • Asuka
  • Bayley
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Naomi Knight
  • Sasha Banks
Trick: AUs! AUs all day. Witchcraft, Vampires & Werewolves, Generic Slasher Movie, etc. These characters are so vibrant that they'd fit perfectly into all manner of occult alternate universes, and I'd love to see how you incorporate a shippy dynamic into your story. Of course, there's the dark route of Cultists, Human Sacrifice, Zombie Apocaplypse, etc. Go wild! An alternative is dealing with real-life horror stories: Alicia's struggle with mental illnesses & the way she's treated by others, Sasha succumbing to injury during a pivotal time in her career, Charlotte forever trying to step outside her father's shadow, etc.
 
Treat: Anything... femslash and domestic... would be a treat to me...! ;)
 
H2O: Just Add Water
  • Bella Hartley
  • Charlotte Watsford
  • Cleo Sertori
  • Emma Gilbert
  • Miriam Kent
  • Rikki Chadwick 
Trick: I'd love to see a darker take on a full-moon; perhaps one of the mermaids accidentally hurts someone close to them and has to deal with the consequences, or perhaps Charlotte discovers a way to utilise the full moon to her advantage in a twisted way. An alternate universe where the girls are another supernatural creature instead of mermaids could be interesting too!
 
Treat: I'd love to see a friends-to-lovers relationship with any of the protagonists. As for Miriam and Charlotte, they could both use some new friends... in each other? Perhaps they kept in touch when Charlotte left.
 
Stardew Valley
  • Abigail
  • Emily
  • Haley
  • Leah
  • Maru
  • Penny
  • Sandy 
Trick: While researching the occult, Abigail accidentally summons something... scary. Haley asks her sister (jokingly!) for a love potion because she's got a crush, and Emily, in all seriousness, gives her a cute little vial. Does Haley use it, and if so, what happens next?
 
Treat: Maru and Penny try their hands at pumpkin carving for the first time -- how does that go? Leah almost burns down her cottage trying to make a Halloween-themed sculpture: who helps her clean up? Sandy visits Pelican Town one Halloween.
 
As you can see, I'm a huge fan of femslash! Hopefully, these prompts gave you an idea of what sort of stuff I like. Oh, and happy Halloween! <3
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Hi, practicing again.
I thought it would be funny to reuse Victor Hugo's chapter titles. This is set during Bargaining, so... nope, not funny. More like point-of-viewy and character-study-ish, with lots of angsty puns and no action.
I have a nagging feeling that a few thoughts in there are something I've read in fic. So if you see me rehashing you, oops, please take it as a compliment that your fic is in my headcanon.
Feedback is like pancakes (only better, because I wouldn't actually eat pancakes... but I would eat feedback).

Words: 500
Rating: T
Warning: the reason for the rating is a v. fuzzy, brief reference to the tower scene in Bargaining pt. 2 -- so, suicidal ideation?
Setting: Bargaining
Characters: Scooby ensemble


Words are here )
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Intro text to follow...


made for Round 12 over at [profile] redheads20in20 (LJ). Enjoy!

20 (or more) shades of red... )



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RIP Harry Dean Stanton

Sep. 16th, 2017 08:35 am
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Damnit, I didn't need this right in all my feels about the Twin Peaks finale. 91 years is a very good run, but still.

Cool Hand Luke. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. Alien. Escape From New York. Red Dawn. Paris, Texas. Repo Man. (Seriously, Repo Man.) Pretty In Pink. Last Temptation of Christ. Wild At Heart. The Straight Story. INLAND EMPIRE. Big Love. The Avengers. Seven Psychopaths. And just a second ago, Twin Peaks. And even in the movies you didn't remember, you'd remember his bit.

Plus a fantastic singer and possibly just the coolest man on the silver screen in the last 50 years. For years, whenver anyone asked me my favourite actor, I'd always say Harry Dean Stanton. Pretty much nobody could ever argue with it.

Thanks, man. You did good.

*sigh*

Sep. 14th, 2017 10:55 pm
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It has been one of those days.

It started off with a dream I had. I had acquired a new cat, and for some reason I was taking the cat somewhere by car and my mother was driving. We were on a dual carriageway, going at about 60mph, and the driver's side window was open. Somehow, the cat - that wasn't in a carrier or on a leash or anything - managed to climb out of the window, walked across the car roof and then leapt off into the road - and oncoming traffic.

The impossibility of the dream wasn't the problem. The events of the dream upset me so much that I woke up in a state of high anxiety, and the day went downhill from there.

(I actually woke up to Lily nuzzling my knee, because she has the ability to tell when I'm sleepwalking/sleeptalking/having something that could become a night terror and wakes me up from them without traumatising me further. Which is a nice way to wake up, at least.)

So after I woke up I was anxious and distressed, which ended up combining into depression that I couldn't shake no matter what I tried. So eventually, feeling tearful and desperate and generally miserable enough that I was contemplating bad things, I did what I've been told to do in the past when I'm like this and called the mental health centre and asked to speak to the Duty Professional.

When I got to speak to him, it was a guy who had run an Anxiety and Depression group I took part in at the beginning of the year, which at least meant he knew me... but unfortunately he was also not exactly full of practical and helpful advice and energy. I explained how I was feeling and what I had tried to do, how it was making me feel worse, and his main piece of advice was to "do things that I liked doing". Which is something I had thought of myself, to be honest. He also didn't even know if I was on a waiting list for CBT or any other sort of psychological therapy, because of course with my care co-ordinator still being off sick (and now it's looking like she's not coming back at all) no-one knows what's going on with me at all. Which is another reason I'm feeling depressed and abandoned by just about everyone. So he said he'd look into that for me, and that was about it.

So I went into town and bought yarn and donuts. Which did at least help my mood a little.

But it rained on and off the whole time and I got caught in a couple of downpours, and then when it came time to get the bus home... the bus couldn't go the full route because there'd been a major accident on the road leading to my stop, so the bus couldn't get there. So I ended up with an extra 15 minute walk (in the rain) to get home. But I did see a rainbow and the walk was mostly downhill rather than the uphill struggle it would have been if I'd gotten a different bus.

Since then I've been watching Twitch.tv, making a start on a cardigan with the new yarn (here) - the yarn is a lovely colour and was quite cheap when I saw it in the shop, but now that I'm using it I'm discovering that it's a bit fiddly to work front and back post crochet stitches with. Hopefully this is something that will clear up as I get used to it - and eating donuts. If I had my way I'd not leave the house tomorrow, but I've got to go to the PDSA to pick up Lily's prescription, so I'll just have to try to be efficient with it.

Love And Revenge - Masterpost

Sep. 14th, 2017 04:59 am
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Written for Round 1 of the Harlequin Big Bang over at [community profile] story_works. Inspired by the following prompt: “Character A is a famous pirate captain. His only goal in life: revenge. He wants to ruin to man who ruined him. One day Character B falls into his hands. He’s the son of the man he’s sworn to ruin. During the next weeks and some difficult situations, B feels more and more desire for A. Will he be able to make A forget his revenge or will B even help him?” Of course, my mind immediately went to our favorite cop / thief duo, though this time, the tables are a bit turned ;) Enjoy!

Warnings: Character Death(s), Graphic depiction of violence, mention of rape (of a female character) and of implied underage rape (of a male character), Period-typical racism, sexism and homophobia

Not betaed at the moment, and still in progress. I will add chapters and fix those already posted as I get them back from my lovely beta [personal profile] sherylyn.

AO3

Cold

Sep. 13th, 2017 10:45 pm
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[personal profile] sareini
I had to put the heating on today. In early September. That's just not right. Personally I could have gone a few more weeks without it, but Lily made her displeasure known to me this morning by climbing onto me and refusing to move, leeching my body heat. Such a prima donna; it's only one degree below 10 C. But I don't want her to be unhappy or uncomfortable, especially considering her health, so the heating goes on, at least at night, for now.

Bloody climate change.

I've been trying to catch up on my sleep and energy levels these past few days, which means I still haven't gone to see The Dark Tower as I had vaguely planned for this week. Instead, I've been playing quite a fair bit of XCOM 2 (even though I've not finished the first one yet). Still just as bad at base management and multi-tasking, but the ability to customise my soldiers and kit them out in full Mad Max gear more than makes up for it. Which is why my troops now include Imperator Furiosa, Max Rocketansky, Natasha Romanov and Jason Voorhees (he came wearing a hockey mask and became a Ranger, and one-shots people with a throwing axe. What other name could I have given him?). As for the game, I'm getting through it by degrees and a surprisingly low amount of save-scumming (saved for moments such as when a Viper gets a lucky crit and one-shots someone, for example).

Also today, while I was out getting the cat food so Lily and Callie don't eat me in my sleep, I ended up wandering into PC World and buying a microphone in the next step towards making those videos I keep theorycrafting. It seems to be a pretty good mic - USB, has a stand, volume and mute controls, supposedly noise-cancelling from certain angles, and a good deal cheaper than the other "pro" microphones in the store, which were all around £120, while this one was only £35. So now I have one less reason to keep putting this thing off, because even £35 is not to be sneezed at. I'll try to test it out this weekend.
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