Post-deadline pinch hits

Apr. 30th, 2017 02:12 am
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The deadline has passed! We have just now checked the archive for really obvious placeholders, and the collection should now be open again for people to upload.

If you don't have a story, there are a number of potential explanations
  • You defaulted and your author defaulted on you;
  • Your author has an extension. Please check in on 3 May, as that is when the vast majority of extensions are to;
  • You are a pinch hit;
  • Something really weird has gone on and you need to contact us at fandom5kmod[at]gmail immediately.

Feel free to shoot us an email if you want to know whether your author has an extension - there are quite a few this time around!

Now, for pinch hits! These are due at 11:59pm on 10 May. Please comment with the number of the pinch hit or the recipient's AO3 name, as well as your AO3 name if you wish to claim one of them. Comments are screened!

Pinch Hit #22: Teen Wolf, Supergirl, MCU, Veronica Mars - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #23: Dark Matter, Rogue One, Sinbad, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy )
Pinch Hit #24: Nirvana in Fire, The Yin-Yang Master, Memory Sorrow and Thorn, Babylon 5 )

Pinch Hit #25: The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth, due South, Once Upon A Time, Frontier Wolf ) Pinch Hit #26: Wynnona Earp, Original Work, Crossover Fandoms, Rivers of London, Psych )

Pinch Hit #27: DCU, Dollhouse, Rogue One, Game of Thrones, Death Stranding RPF )

Pinch Hit 28: Leverage, Dragon Age, Stardew Valley, MCU - CLAIMED )

Pinch hit #29: Timeless, Once Upon A Time, The Flash, The 100 - CLAIMED )

Update from Planet Quotidia

Apr. 29th, 2017 10:01 pm
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Coughing and/or sleeping

Sick again all this past week. It seems to be lifting.

For two nights I couldn't sleep. After the first night, I was strangely energized; after the second, I was all in ruins.

The next night, I worked out I could sleep if I sat on the futon (which sits on the floor), then propped my torso up on the bed with pillows and quilts. This way, I could lie upright but completely supported. I listened to the soundtrack of West Wing episodes all night and finally slept, not heavily but at least for a reasonable duration. Last night I slept in a more usual position and it seemed all right.

I've had these happy dreams the last few days, jumbles of community and confusion, with Mild Peril but a general sense of positive action.

News in noises and images

I'm starting new courses on Monday. I'm running an online course for the first time, and tonight I finished a super goofy little audio intro for the course website. I open with the distinctive harmonica line from "The Times They are A-Changin" -- distinctive in this case for being almost unrecognizeable when played breathlessly upon my bent harmonica. This, because the long text for the course will be Alan Moore's Watchmen, and the Dylan song is, of course, played over the opening credits of the film version.

I want to watch the new MST3K, but I don't want to re-sub to NetFlix. LB & S & I are contemplating American Gods as our next group viewing project. Also, there are two episodes of John Oliver to watch.

Booking

Because of Backlisted podcast, I'm reading Jane Gardham's A Far Cry from Verona, and it's really pretty wonderful. I've never read anything by Gardham, but I like her voice and I'm already seeking out more.

Mild spoilers and peril )

Money and planning and grimacing adulthood

I have been making a budget, a proper one, for the first time, well, probably ever. It shows me I am terrible with money, which I knew, and yet it grieves me. However, it also offers me scope for reform.

On Tuesday and Wednesday I was so committed to procrastination that I actually wrote two poems and sent them out, thus doubling my submission rate as compared to 2016. So I did *something* for poetry month.

Next up: meal planning.

{rf}

Second 2017 Golf Season Round

Apr. 29th, 2017 09:39 pm
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Meganne, M., A. and myself played a foursome today at Highland Pacific. It was a typical Vancouver Island day in April which meant lots of rain which came and went on its own accord. The photos are similar to the ones from last week but trust me, the photographer was wet and significantly more uncomfortable as a result. Overall however, it was a great game and I had a lot of fun. I am still not willing to share my score, only this time I am blaming the rain (so there).

Highland Pacific 5
Hole one on Highland (front nine) and Pacific (back nine) from the course house.

Highland Pacific 6
The waterfall off of the tee box on the second hole of the back nine.

Highland Pacific 7
From the tee box off of the fifth hole in the back nine.

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Apr. 29th, 2017 10:53 pm
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Tonight, I ate dinner in the only restaurant in town, which is also one of the two bars in town.  On one of the televisions a hockey game was playing.

Now, what I know about all sports except baseball mostly amounts to "cheer when everyone else does."  Since the nearest ice rink to where I grew up was an hour and a half away, and it rarely got below freezing so no ponds to skate on, until Hockey RPF started becoming one of the big fandoms I knew even less about hockey than about any other major sport.

But tonight, I looked up at the screen, recognized the teams (Penguins vs. Caps), saw Geno go into the penalty box (I think?  It might have been just back to the bench?), and thought, "Wonder how Sid feels?"

Fandom meme

Apr. 29th, 2017 10:20 pm
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Give me a fandom (or more than one to give me options) and I'll tell you:

1. the character I least understand
2. interactions I enjoyed the most
3. the character who scares me the most
4. the character who is mostly like me
5. hottest looks character
6. one thing I dislike about my fave character
7. one thing I like about my hated character
8. a quote or scene that haunts me
9. a character I wish died but didn’t
10. my ship that never sailed

(If I can figure out what the blazes 10 means.)

Relax by Davidoff + Swaps

Apr. 29th, 2017 08:14 pm
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Review of Relax by Davidoff

It's a must-smell if you're a vetiver nut like me.

Svefnthorn

Apr. 24th, 2017 04:09 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/Dorinda/pseuds/Dorinda" rel="author">Dorinda</a>

by

"You are not going to try to feed yourself to the snake so I can get away," said Sinbad at once. "So stop it."

Words: 1117, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Apr. 30th, 2017 12:12 am
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Today I went to a new restaurant with friends I hadn't seen in weeks (Vietnamese all-you-can-eat buffet, yum), then we went to watch "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", and then we went to the gym, so I feel accomplished even though I did almost nothing else. (Tomorrow is cleaning day, ugh.)

I enjoyed GotG 2. It was fun, it was colorful, it wasn't so stupid that it distracted from the movie, and it had several scenes that made me laugh out loud. It was also very pretty at times: that one planet kind of reminded me of "Jupiter Ascending" in its opulency.

Details & spoilers )

Dept. of Spring

Apr. 29th, 2017 04:38 pm
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It's Still National Poetry Month

McCormick Boulevard )

Dept. of Remembrance

Apr. 29th, 2017 02:53 pm
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Treblinka

It's almost the end of National Poetry Month. I'd meant to post this on Yom HaShoah. 

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- Brassica flowers and moths, probably Adela reaumurella the green fairy longhorn.

Moth on brassica flowers, probably Adela reaumurella the green longhorn, Worcestershire, 04-17

Brassica flowers, Worcestershire, 04-17

- I'm reading a novel about Space Hobbits, and there're repeated mentions of food, and the author is obviously quite interested in tech and worldbuilding BUT her spacefarers eat rice! Surely tubers, such as potatoes, which will grow in any medium from sand to human waste and will grow packed together in any shape of container and will presumably also grow in zero or low gravity are a more sensible food crop for carbs and starches than rice or any grains which need specific growing mediums (such as separate layers of soil, water, and air!) and room for each stalk to grow individually and presumably also some gravity for TWO differing reasons? I do understand that this is probably not what the author was intending me to think about while reading her story but I shall claim it's because I'm identifying with the Space Hobbit protag and obsessing about food. Anyway, thoughts on grain versus tubers in SPAAAAAACE?

- Reading, books 2017: 34

15. Giant Days vol.4, John Allison and Max Sarin, 2017, comic, not the bestest volume in the series so far but still on outstanding form and I'll be buying volume six. (5/5)

16. Soon I Will Be Invincible, by Austin Grossman, 2007, a comedic novel gently parodying gold and silver age USian superhero comics, with a pov supervillain antagonist as engaging as the pov superheroine protagonist. Includes an excellent feminist joke (populist feminism ftw, obv). The ending reverts to the predictability that inevitably wraps up any plot arc in a monthly superhero comic but I thought the preceding pages earned that side-step. (4/5 a "comic" novel in every possible sense)

• Europeans = supervillains, obv: Supervillains tend to build from scratch, since their technology is way beyond what’s commonly available. So everything’s a little off - screw sizes, voltages - like when you go to Europe.

The lilac is a go + website situation

Apr. 29th, 2017 02:42 pm
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Lilac approval: obtained!!! I've tweeted at Halifax Seed to ask what varieties they'll be selling this year/when it'd be best to put one in. If they have Bloomerangs, we might as well get ours there instead of ordering one.

Despite what I said last night, there are other things I'm hoping to get done this weekend besides work.

I'm so close to the end of The Obelisk Gate that it'll just be embarrassing if I don't get it finished, on top of annoying, as I'm enjoying it. I would've finished last night if I hadn't been tired enough that I fell asleep something like 50 pages from the end. >.<

The other thing is that I need to reupload my website. I got a note from Merrow (kinda)recently saying that the domain host had found a script and isolated the whole domain. We've both been busy, so it took a while before I got my temp login info, and now it's been another while and I haven't actually made this happen. I haven't touched FTP since whenever I last updated the site (2009? 2010?), so it feels intimidating even though I expect it'll be easy and [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose is around to help as needed.

This happened right around when LJ was imploding, too, and right around when I was seeing a couple of people mentioning that AO3 just isn't as robust as we'd like. What a combination. o_o

In an ideal world, I'd take this opportunity to finally upload the last couple of Fruits Basket fics that never quite made it to the site and have only ever been posted here and to LJ, but that is so not happening this weekend.

(For those of you who're like "...you have a website???", my personal site has the dual purpose of hosting both my manga/anime-based fic [see also: life before Newsflesh] and my info/analysis pages for Rin and Haru from Fruits Basket; I started the latter early on in my time in the fandom when I hit my breaking point for People Being WRONG on the Internet about Rin. [So many people. So horribly wrong. >.<])

And a week or so ago someone messaged me on Tumblr to ask about my site and if it was down for maintenance (and/or did I know it was down), because they still go to it regularly to reread fic after all this time. So that made my day. ^_^

But right now, I really need to get to work.
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The story I heard was that Seattle enlarged Montlake Avenue and took half of one man's plot by eminent domain. He asked his neighbor, who had a large lot, to split off a bit and sell him some so that he might build a full-sized house. The neighbor refused, so the man built a small house that completely blocked his neighbor's view of Montlake Avenue.

This story makes no sense at all: I mean, who wants a view of a big avenue? I'd thank my neighbor if they blocked the noise and bustle like that. But no doubt, if you know about the spite house, you've heard some story of how it came about: a divorce, feuding neighbors, angry developers. Whatever the case, the base facts about the house are known: it was built in 1925, the house is about 826 square feet. It goes for about the price of a condo these days: it sold in July of 2016 for about $500k.

I toured the house, once. It was on the market in 1989, and I called the realtor to arrange a viewing. I showed up with my girlfriend at the time, and let's just say that neither of us really looked much like potential homeowners. His skeptical scowl told me that he was onto the ruse, but such is the price of hosting an infamous house. And, really, maybe I should have bought it: I remember the listing price as $60k or so, which seemed outrageous to me at the time, but given that my rent was $450 for an 800-square-foot studio on Capitol Hill, I probably could have afforded the mortgage if I had figured out how to work a down payment.

Every time the house hits the market, news sites around the world list it as a novelty. Google searches for 'Montlake Spite House' raise a lot of links. Take the real estate photos, write up a lazy summary for your readers, and there you go: you've garnished clicks for your site. But all of them claim one thing: nobody knows the real story of how that house came to be or what it's about. And while that may be frustrating from a historical truth point of view, it's awfully intriguing from the point of view of someone who likes making up stories.

So, maybe we should try to create some?

Today's prompts
  1. The Divorce — Being an independent woman was all the rage, but even if you were a flapper, being a divorced woman in the 1920s was no laughing matter. Even worse was when your ex-husband was ordered to divide the land by a judge, but not told in what proportion. Nothing left to do but show him you can't get rid of an independent woman that easily.

  2. The daughter-in-law — It took her a month of travel after a year of arranging. She came by train, getting stuck crossing the Rockies, which were having a very cold Spring. All just to get to her son on the West Coast, where he settled in Seattle. He'd asked her to come, after all. But when she arrived, he didn't even pick her up at the station, claiming he was busy. When she finally found her way to him, he offered to put her up in an apartment over on Queen Anne, all the way across town from where he lived. When she met her daughter-in-law, she saw where all this guff was coming from. And she knew just the antitode. She bought that tiny piece of land out front of their place. She'd make sure that woman always had a good motherly influence nearby.

  3. The bet — Beggars can't be choosers, but gamblers did choose their lot and so shouldn't beg when they're down. They sure as hell shouldn't welch and make their debtor force them to sell off a piece of their land just to pay down on the debt. If they whine enough, that debtor might just make sure they could stay nearby, just to see that everything that was owed was paid up in full.

  4. The creep — Mrs. Franklin wasn't even yet thirty-five when she was widowed. And with two children to raise, the only thing to do was to shave off a bit of her land and sell it to the city for the extra money. Perhaps, she thought, it could become a small park. Wouldn't that be lovely for the children? It was with great surprise that she noticed a foundation being dug one day, and upon further inquiry, was further surprised to find out the gentleman who bought the land was not connected to the city. He was, unfortunately, a man long familiar to her; one who courted her before she met her husband. One who she rejected many times. One who now leaned on his shovel, taking a break from prying loose some rocks on the land, and gave her a wide smile. "Not gonna be so easy to get rid of me this time," he said with a wink, and then he got back to digging.

  5. The optimist — Someday, he thought, canals would run down the streets in Seattle like in Venice. The Montlake Cut would be dug north and south, and the avenues that lined the college and went up to the hills would be water all the way. So when wicked old Mr. Rockson, who openly mocked the canal vision at a city planning meeting, offered to sell the land that bordered Montlake Avenue to him, little did the old jerk know that he was selling off his canal-front property. And soon that little tiny house out front was gonna be worth four times the house that sat right behind it.

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God Has a Place for You

 
Today's MP3

Jericho’s shady lady found God—or better worded…God found Rahab the harlot. He spotted a tender heart in the hard city of Jericho and reached out to save her. He would have saved the entire city, but no one else made the request. Then again, Rahab, the harlot, had an advantage. She had nothing to lose. She was at the bottom of the rung. She had already lost her reputation. She was at the bottom of the pit.

Perhaps that’s where you are as well. You may or may not sell your body, but you’ve sold your allegiance, affection, attention, and talents. You’ve sold out. Glory days? Perhaps for him or for her. But not for me. I’m too soiled, dirty. I’ve sinned too much. No Glory Days for me! God’s one-word reply for such doubt? Rahab! God has a place for the Rahabs of the world! And He has a place for you!

From Glory Days

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Fic: Bright As You Can

Apr. 29th, 2017 05:05 am
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Posted by sineala

Title: Bright As You Can
Author: sineala
Universe: Ultimates/Noir
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 6626
Warnings: None needed.

Summary: When Steve shows up at Tony's penthouse for one of their usual no-strings-attached dalliances, he's sure as hell not expecting to find a second Tony waiting for him. And they're both interested in keeping him company.

Notes: For my bingo square "kink: double penetration." Thanks to Magic and Robin for beta!

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