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May. 26th, 2017 09:10 pm

Check-In -- Day 26

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Friday is already here. Can you believe it? And what have you been dlong today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Question: How long is too long when it comes to spending time on finishing a difficult scene, passage, or chapter?
May. 26th, 2017 01:08 pm

Welcome to Books: FMK

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[personal profile] melannen has been culling her bookshelves by playing "Fuck Marry Kill" via poll. In the interests of doing the same, and also getting back to posting more book reviews, I have decided to join her. (I am doing "fling" rather than "fuck" just because my posts get transferred to Goodreads and I don't want EVERY post of mine on there littered with fucks.)

How to play: Fling means I spend a single night of passion (or possibly passionate hatred) with the book, and write a review of it, or however much of it I managed to read. Marry means the book goes back on my shelves, to wait for me to get around to it. (That could be a very long time.) Kill means I should donate it without attempting to read it. You don't have to have read or previously heard of the books to vote on them.

Please feel free to explain your reasoning for your votes in comments. For this particular poll, I have never read anything by any of the authors (or if I did, I don't remember it) and except for Hoover and Lively, have never even heard of the authors other than that at some point I apparently thought their book sounded interesting enough to acquire.

Poll #18415 FMK: Vintage YA/children's SFF
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 37

The Spring on the Mountain, by Judy Allen. Three kids have magical, possibly Arthurian adventures on a week in the country.

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13 (44.8%)

7 (24.1%)

9 (31.0%)

The Lost Star, by H. M. Hoover. A girl who lives on another planet hears an underground cry for help (and finds chubby gray cat centaurs if the cover is accurate)

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17 (56.7%)

8 (26.7%)

5 (16.7%)

The Wild Hunt of Hagworthy, by Penelope Lively. Lucy visits her aunt in Hagworthy and is embroiled in the ancient Horn Dance and Wild Hunt.

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22 (66.7%)

5 (15.2%)

6 (18.2%)

Carabas, by Sophie Masson. Looks like a medieval setting. A shapeshifting girl gets accused of being a witch and runs off with the miller's son.

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14 (45.2%)

8 (25.8%)

9 (29.0%)

Of Two Minds, by Carol Mates and Perry Nodelman. Princess Lenora can makes what she imagines real; Prince Coren can read minds, but everyone can read his mind. (Ouch!)

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17 (54.8%)

7 (22.6%)

7 (22.6%)

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Title: One Sentence Ficlets – General Prompts
Fandom: Torchwood
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted 
Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper, OCs.
Rating: G to maybe PG-13
Word Count: 3061
Spoilers: Practically everything in Seasons One and Two, and some stuff from an AU future scenario or two.
Summary: A selection of one sentence fics that stretch the meaning of the word ‘sentence’ until it snaps. These were written using the General Prompts table, so they’re a real mixed bag.
Content Notes: A bit of everything, I think.
Written For: Challenge May Special: 30 prompts = 30 sentences, using Table B.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: I’ve really done it this time, stretching each sentence to breaking point. Punctuation may never recover!

One Sentence Ficlets – General Prompts... )
May. 26th, 2017 08:10 pm

"You with the Guardian?"

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(X-posting to [community profile] thisfinecrew.)

Here's a thought:

If you disapprove of politicians beating up journalists (or winking at other politicians' beating up journalists) and have some spare cash, one possible action would be to contribute to the Guardian -- whose journalist, Ben Jacobs, got beaten up.

There are various options for becoming a member and paying a regular subscription, but you can also make a one-off contribution.

Although they're a British newspaper, their coverage of US issues is very very strong.

They would like to note (in an e-mail sent out to members) that they recently ran pieces including GOP candidate Greg Gianforte has financial ties to US-sanctioned Russian companies and Trump diehards stay loyal in Montana's 'white man's country' – video:

In that interview, the Guardian's west coast bureau chief, Paul Lewis, challenged Gianforte over his support of Trump's executive order that threatens more than two dozen national monuments in America, including the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Montana.
May. 26th, 2017 01:08 pm

Out of curiosity

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What happens if the new Republican rep for Montana is now convicted of assault?

He appears to have "declined" a further interview requested by local law enforcement (which, much like "declining" a subpoena, is one of those things I didn't know you could do).

But he's apologized (or "apologized") for having "made a mistake".

(A "mistake" that allegedly involved grabbing someone by the neck with both hands, body-slamming them to the floor, then repeatedly punching them.)

Paul Ryan (displaying all the guts and principle we have come to expect from him) took the bold stand of saying Gianforte should apologize. Other Republicans seem to feel that Ben Jacobs should apologize for having wickedly provoked Gianforte to attack him by being a liberal journalist in public.
May. 26th, 2017 11:15 am

Slightly Late Challenge 20: Treats

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This week has been a bit rough in a lot of ways* - which is part of the reason for the challenge being late - so I think we all need a treat. You can interpret that word "treat" how you like: tell me your indulgences, your comfort foods, your foods you turn to when everything is awful.

And then we can all feel a bit better reading about them :)

* this is British for "a city near me had lots of its children blown up, politics remains screamingly frustrating, and I have had a horrific migraine", if you're wondering.
May. 25th, 2017 05:55 pm

Check-In – Day 25

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I see Day 25, and it makes me think of the holidays again. But I'm sure ol' Santa's cooling his heels in the Bahamas, this time of year. What have you been doing?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Today's question: When you look back at what you've written for a given period, do you actively look for any patterns in what you've done?
May. 26th, 2017 12:40 am

Bitty Bang - May Challenge

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I don't think I'll get my second one done because this one took up my whole month omg.

XIII (AO3 link)
Doctor Who/The Book Club RPF (Jennifer Byrne/Marieke Hardy)
3226 words

May. 25th, 2017 03:01 pm

... wow

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(x-posting from [community profile] thisfinecrew)

Holy shit:

The Guardian: Republican candidate charged with assault after 'body-slamming' Guardian reporter

The day before the Montana special election (which is today).

And it was caught on audiotape and witnessed by a Fox News team also present who wrote this about (avid Trump supporter) Gianforte's alleged attack on Ben Jacobs:

Jacobs persisted with his question. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon.

At that point, Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter. As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to the effect of, "I'm sick and tired of this!"

Jacobs scrambled to his knees and said something about his glasses being broken. He asked Faith, Keith and myself for our names. In shock, we did not answer. Jacobs then said he wanted the police called and went to leave. Gianforte looked at the three of us and repeatedly apologized. At that point, I told him and Scanlon, who was now present, that we needed a moment. The men then left.

To be clear, at no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte, who left the area after giving statements to local sheriff's deputies.

Fox News: Key Montana newspapers pull Gianforte endorsement after incident

Here's [personal profile] colorblue's post on the Montana election:

Action: Montana Special Election

If you are a US citizen, you can still donate to the last-minute get-out-the-vote effort for Gianforte's opponent, Rob Quist, and he currently has 5X matching:

ActBlue page for Rob Quist (thanks to [personal profile] loligo)
May. 24th, 2017 09:00 pm

Check-In – Day 24

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Ah! *deep breath* A much more peaceful day! What have you been doing?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

No question for today, I think. Bask in the waning hours of Hump Day, I say.
May. 24th, 2017 05:45 pm

Art Claims Round 2

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Please leave comments for art claims on the Livejournal post. This post is only for reference.

Second round, same as the first, only better. We got some stories claimed this week, but we still have over 60 that are up for grabs and need some wonderful artists. In this round, you can definitely take two stories at a time. Everybody spread the word! Grab your artist friends, stuff them in a potato sack, and drag them here kicking and screaming if you have to! Stories are listed by fandom in alphabetical order and each story is tagged with the story name and a number identifying that story (for my records).

To claim a story, please leave a (screened) comment below with these details:

First Choice
Title of Story & #:

Second Choice
Title of Story & #:

Willing to Take Both?


Stories are first come, first serve. I'll update the post as stories are claimed. Official posting dates begin on July 8th. Once all stories are claimed and all artists/authors have been notified, I will put up a sign-up sheet so authors and artists can choose their posting dates.

Authors, if something is wrong with the info for your stories, please let me know ASAP via email at

Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the Dawn )
American Idol )
Band of Brothers )
DCU (comics) )
Doctor Who/Torchwood )
Forever/The Mentalist )
Haikyuu!! )
Harry Potter (all verses) )
Harry Potter/Pacific Rim )

Hawaii Five-0/Oceans movies )
Hetalia )
Highlander/MCU )
Historical )
Hockey RPF )
Inuyasha )
James Bond )
Les Miserables )
Mad Men )
Miraculous Ladybug )
NCIS: New Orleans )
Pacific Rim/MCU )
The Raven Cycle )
The Sentinel )
Sherlock )
Silmarillion )
Sports Night )
Star Trek: AOS )
Star Wars (all verses) )
Stargate Atlantis )
Supernatural RPF )
Supernatural/The Amazing Spider-Man )
Teen Wolf )
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) )
Wynonna Earp )


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