Time to Pare Down my Writing List Again

  • Aug. 17th, 2017 at 7:47 AM
My to-write list has this habit of Expanding and expanding...

Things that WILL stay on the list: Ghost Story, Side Quest, Marked, Submission, tootplanet, and Patreon.

The rest of the list is open for suggestions as below:

Poll #18705 Paring Poll!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


What five things should stay on my writing list?

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Desmond’s Climb
4 (80.0%)

Team Sports
0 (0.0%)

Rin & Girey Drabbles
0 (0.0%)

Cya Stories
1 (20.0%)

Beauty-Beast
4 (80.0%)

The Hidden Mall
3 (60.0%)

The Princess and the Tallest Tower
0 (0.0%)

Kael’s Tower
1 (20.0%)

Return to Sender/Old Debts and Old Favors
0 (0.0%)

Funerary Rites
2 (40.0%)

A Prompt Call
1 (20.0%)

Narnia/A Cat in the Closet
0 (0.0%)

Buffy Goes to Addergoole
0 (0.0%)

Beekeeper
0 (0.0%)

Work on Edally already
1 (20.0%)

What else would you like to see?

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Demands and Decisions
by Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 2 of 6
word count (story only): 1096


:: Part of the Polychrome Heroics universe, the Mercedes story set, and the Road Trip arc, this is where Joshua's brain finally goes 'tilt,' but while there is tension, several good things develop as a result. ::


:: This story is sponsored by Callibr8, and she knows why! ::




“Can I be snarky about it?” Loudmouth asked, her eyes serious, but the corners of her mouth quivering in anticipation.

“Could you possibly not?” Joshua retorted in a shocked tone, rolling his eyes. He grinned, and his shoulders loosened visibly. “I actually meant that as a compliment. I deeply regret not bringing a note pad with me on this trip, but I honestly thought that it was going to be more about bonding with G than upending our entire lives. Anyway, A connects to B in my own head, but it would take too long to explain without at least as much snark as you seem to enjoy.”
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So hot

  • Aug. 16th, 2017 at 10:51 PM
So, we have a leaking air conditioning unit in our apartment. It's been leaking for a couple of days. Maintenance came today and shop-vacced it out and replaced the filter. Apparently, he said that it would fix the issue.

Well, it's still leaking water like crazy. We can't really cut the air on any higher than it is right now (78°F/25.6°C) or it starts leaking like crazy. So we have every fan in the house going, and all it's doing is blowing around the hot air. I feel like I'm suffocating. Big time not fun. We slept like this last night, but I was so hoping for a pleasant temperature tonight. (We usually leave the house about 74°F/23.3°C during the evening... but not right now.)

So, yeah, I'm going to see if I can't figure out a configuration for the fans to be in to keep us at least semi-cool.

Good night, all.

101 Update

  • Aug. 17th, 2017 at 12:07 AM
Progress This week:

Prepare and teach a class on Judaism in period - I'm reading a book on the Khazars although this is not the class I planned. This may wind up being a second class and I'll still do the one I planned though.

Post 100 situations prompts to AO3 - Well I had some difficulty figuring out how to do it on AO3 so I'm putting it on ff.net.

30 entries to monthly diary day - yep posted this month.

30 new kiva loans - did that on the 15th, I made a loan to Zamiyya Natalia for education expenses in the Dominican Republic.

Read 3 books on the Kyivan Rus - there may not be 3 English language books on the Kyivan Rus. I'm searching. Though I'm currently reading a book on the Khazars which mentions them, and I'm counting.

Listen to 90 podcasts - I listened to one about whether we've historically had a right to privacy in this country. Spoiler alert: that's a no.

Read the entire bible - I've started 1 Kings
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one thing that makes me sad about startrekverse is that alongside genuinely utopian things like “in the future there will be no poverty or hunger or crimes or illness” there is also “in the future there will be no religion” like what is this a john lennon song. i am sending you my least amused face

it saddens me that apparently a utopian future involves “”transcending”” religion which apparently universally and inherently holds humanity back?? whaaat. give me a break

i dont want to imagine a utopian SPACE FUTURE which has no, like, hijabi starfleet officers, or space rabbis bickering about what counts as “sunset” when you are on a space station. or what counts as “friday” for that matter

BUT MOST OF ALL

I DONT WANT TO IMAGINE A SPACE FUTURE IN WHICH EVERYONE DOES NOT VALIANTLY PRETEND THAT THERE IS NO ONE HOME ON THEIR STARSHIP WHEN THE MORMON MISSIONARY PODS COME BEETLING BY WITH THEIR DIGITAL PAMPHLETS

AND I AM WILLING TO BET THAT YOU DONT WANT TO IMAGINE THAT EITHER

i was nodding along all serious and then my tea came out my nose

“Captain, we’re being hailed”

“On Screen”

“Hello Captain, this is the Mormon Faith Ship Joseph Smith, have you thought about letting Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ into your life?”

“…You have reached the holographic life size double of Captain Pipistrellus, please leave a message after the beep. Um… beep?”

I just had a vivid mental image of a Star Trek AU where the Borg have successfully been pacified by converting them to Mormonism, and now instead of forcibly assimilating entire worlds into the Collective, they just loom ominously and hand out explanatory pamphlets outlining the spiritual benefits of joining the cyber-Mormon hive mind.

They get more converts than you’d think.
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mediamattersforamerica:This is spot-on. 

  • Aug. 16th, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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Patreon Posts!

  • Aug. 16th, 2017 at 7:55 PM


Originally posted April 29, 2012

If Jean had learned anything in the five years he’d been married to Zoe (and twice that if you included dating), it was that when her family said “tradition,” the best thing to do was to shut up and get out of the way.

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The spellbook had been one of the best finds on the planet they had poetically called 17-5-12.

The original population had been something very close to humanoid, as far as the drawings, the records, and the shapes of the buildings showed.

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Warning: this one makes me cry to read it. Written on or around December 2010.

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In the Northeast, every city, every town, every blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village has at least one, a grove of trees that will never know the cut of a saw.

Open to all “Trunk” Patreons!


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WorldCon Helsinki 2017

  • Aug. 16th, 2017 at 9:23 PM
So there was first WorldCon in Finland. In Helsinki, of course.
Entrance to the Pasila Conference Center
(Entrance to the Pasila Conference Center)

Five days of Finnish WorldCon )

Programs I did not manage to go to in time )

Stargate: SG-1 Ficlet: Proving Loyalty

  • Aug. 16th, 2017 at 6:08 PM
 




Title: Proving Loyalty
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Teal’c, Jack O’Neill, General Hammond, SG-1.
Rating: G
Spoilers: Early season 1
Summary: He may only be a temporary member of SG-1, but Teal’c is confident that it will soon become permanent.
Word Count: 282
Written For: [personal profile] mirrored_illusions’s prompt ‘SG1, Teal'c, trial period, at [community profile] fic_promptly.
Disclaimer: I don't own Stargate: SG-1, or the characters. They belong to their creators.



Proving Loyalty... )

FAKE Double Drabble: Unwelcome Change

  • Aug. 16th, 2017 at 5:49 PM
 




Title: Unwelcome Change
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Rating: G
Challenge: Amnesty 5 using # 31: A Change In The Weather at [community profile] drabble_zone.
Spoilers/Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Dee is having a change of heart.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.



Unwelcome Change... )

Drabble: News Hound

  • Aug. 16th, 2017 at 5:40 PM
 




Title: News Hound
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 461: Report/Reporter at [community profile] tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Torchwood’s job just got a bit harder.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.




News Hound... )
Pretty anticlimactic this time, but W found a tiny tree frog, all covered with dust. He's cleaned it up and released it back outside so it can resume its one-frog concert out there.

Tiny tree frog on W's finger

I'm glad he found it before I dust-mopped the floor. Or stepped on it, for that matter.
Demands and Decisions
by Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 1 of 6
word count (story only): 1116


:: Part of the Polychrome Heroics universe, the Mercedes story set, and the Road Trip arc, this is where Joshua's brain finally goes 'tilt,' but while there is tension, several good things develop as a result. ::


:: This story is sponsored by Callibr8, and she knows why! ::





Joshua had walked G to his appointment, then loped back toward the nursery, with one eye on the digital display on his watch as he calculated whether any parents would be interested in a story during breakfast, rather than afterward. It would work as a small distraction, maybe. Hopefully.

He couldn't sit idly in the dining area, or even in their cabin, but he didn't want to let his worry frighten the newest members of the family… A pang tore through him at Isobel's impending, nebulously timed departure, but he hoped just as fervently that her mother could recover their bond. That she wasn't lost in grief or addiction or raging PDSD, which would damage Isobel's psyche even more.
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Fifteen: Singing of Fire

Diamond Raven was fussing at her as she walked over to the veiled Tzarin - but he walked with her the whole way.  Raizel didn’t listen so much to his words as she listened to his tone.  He wasn’t happy with her, no, but he was also worried for her.  Worried about her?  What could be all that dangerous about singing to a Tzarin?  He might laugh at her.  They all might.  Courtiers, she had heard, were like that.

She stepped into the brilliantly-veiled tent - as covered and as decorated as the Tzarin himself - and bowed.  “Prince, I hear you would have me sing for you.”

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Weekly Otherkin Chat Starting Now!

  • Aug. 16th, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Reminder: Weekly #otherkin chat starting now, in irc://irc.mibbit.net/dreamhart! Webclient here: http://dreamhart.org/chat/
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I pretend to be complex and clever but in reality, nothing has ever made me laugh harder than those bad Chinese subtitles from the bootleg Lord of the Rings DVDs. Tears streaming down my face, core aching, slowly suffocating because I’m laughing too hard.

also (because one can never have too many of these)

and my personal favorite:

I somehow forgot to add my own favorite, which is this one:

I also appreciate the ones that really change the tone and suggest that the characters openly loathe each other…

and this one, which gently encourages self-care:

listen you guys forgot some important ones

ya’ll forgot the best one

*inarticulate wheezing noises*

I swear to fucking god
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The wedding had been a fete to be spoken of for generations; the entire capital city had been invited. The Princess Zsófika was resplendent in her gown of pearls and sapphires, and if anyone noticed that her vows did not allow for the possibility of refusal, no-one mentioned it.  She was marrying the Emperor, after all, poor girl.  She was marrying the Emperor and tying her natal kingdom finally and entirely into the Empire.

The celebration went on for a week, the Emperor and his new bride at every event, the bride in a shining new dress every day.  Later, women who knew who to talk to would fight each other for the rights to this dress or that, as they would only touch the Princess’ body the once, and they were, both literally and in the more common sense, a king’s ransom, every single one of them.

And then the Princess went into the Tower, the Consort’s Tower, the bride’s Tower, the Tallest Tower, and the Emperor went back to the business of ruling a slightly-larger empire.

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