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Jan. 1st, 2030 12:00 am
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Hi, and welcome to my Dreamwidth journal. For years, I have been primarily posting at LiveJournal, and regularly making backups to this account. From 2017, I'll be primarily posting from this account, and crossposting to LiveJournal.

I'm in the process of adding friends and communities from LiveJournal to Dreamwidth, but it might take a little while.

My LiveJournal will still be around at meteordust.livejournal.com.

Legendary

Jul. 18th, 2017 11:38 pm
meteordust: (the game of kings)
Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth men's singles title

"Wimbledon was always my favourite tournament. [It] will always be my favourite tournament," said Federer, who will turn 36 next month and is the oldest male champion at the All England Club in the Open era, which began in 1968. "My heroes walked the grounds here and walked the courts here. Because of them, I think I became a better player, too."

2017. And the year's not over yet.
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The weekend before last, I went to Supanova in Sydney. I thought it would be a pretty low-key year - my only goals were to check out two panels and say hi to whoever was around - but I ended up chatting with quite a few people. It was nice.


Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations: Seeing Ourselves in Popular Culture )

Brandon Sanderson )

Shopping )

Photos )
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The story I wrote for Allekha was:

Title: On the Wings of Love
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice
Tags: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov, Alternate Universe - Soulmates, Soulmates Aren't Always Mutual, Wings Only Visible to Soulmates, Wingfic
Rating: G
Summary: Yuuri knew about Victor before he even knew about soulmates.

Thank you again to rsadelle for your awesome From Eroica With Love story, Natural Affinity.

You can find all the Soul Exchange stories here.
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Works are revealed for Soul Exchange! And I was very excited to receive a wonderful From Eroica With Love story:

Title: Natural Affinity
Fandom: From Eroica With Love
Summary: Some people were lucky enough to turn eighteen without having someone else's name appear on their wrist. Klaus was not one of them. He wasn't lucky enough to keep the name secret forever either.

It's a delightful adventure that could have been a missing chapter of canon, with the added complication of being soulmates. Thank you so much, dear writer!

45 works in 39 fandoms, all about soulmates and soulbonds.

Historic

Jun. 13th, 2017 11:44 pm
meteordust: (the game of kings)
La Decima: Rafa immortalised at Roland-Garros

Rafael Nadal has won a magical 10th title at Roland-Garros with a stunning display against Stan Wawrinka, achieving 'La Decima' and reaffirming his status as the greatest clay-courter of all time.

"It's a feeling that's impossible to describe," Nadal said. "For me the nerves and the adrenaline I feel when I play on this court is impossible to compare to another court. It is the most important event in my career, to win again here is impossible to describe."

2017. Bringing all the tennis feelings.
meteordust: (hikaru)
Linking the past with the future...

That's something everyone alive is meant to do.

It has nothing to do with Go, or with nationality or anything else.

The reason we play Go is simply the same as the reason we go through life.


- Yang Hai, Chapter 189 of Hikaru no Go
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Dear Soul Exchange Writer,

Thank you so much for offering to write a story for me! I love all these fandoms, and I'm really keen to see what you do in them! I hope that the tropes in the additional tags provide you with inspiration, but I'd also love to see whatever other ideas capture your imagination.

For me, it's about the characters and their relationships. I'm not a stickler for canon details, as long as the spirit of the characters and the flavour of their world is there. I want to see adventures that might have been, or missing moments from between scenes, or a slice of their daily lives, or where the future might take them.

LIKES: Some of the things I like in soulmate stories are: anticipation, waiting, pining, secrecy, misunderstandings, sacrifice, learning about each other, and requited feelings. Some of the things I like in soulbond stories are soulbonding being an unexpected surprise - maybe an accident, maybe an emergency - and characters having to scramble to deal with the fallout.

DISLIKES: I generally prefer optimistic stories in exchanges, so I'm not keen on anything that is brutally violent or depressingly bleak. However, I don't mind darkness as long as there is a glimmer of light. Bittersweet endings are also fine.

RATING: I've requested both gen and ships in this exchange. For the latter, I'm fine with explicit sex, but it's usually not the most important part of the story for me.

STYLE: I'm fine with first, second, or third person. I'm fine with past or present tense. I'm fine with stories of any length, including stories that start in media res or consist of a scene that implies a larger plot.

CROSSOVERS: I would prefer no crossovers with other canons.

AUS: I like seeing the characters in their own settings, so I would prefer no alternate universes like high school, coffee shop, or omegaverse. However, I like alternate universes where something happened differently in canon. And I'm fine with alternate universes that are different from ours because soulmates and soulbonds have changed society.

I hope this helps. Have fun writing!

Yours sincerely,

[personal profile] meteordust
(AO3 name Serenade)

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Request 1: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV) (Ray Holt & Jake Peralta) - fanfic )

Request 2: From Eroica with Love (Klaus von dem Eberbach/Dorian Red Gloria) - fanfic )

Request 3: Life on Mars (UK) (Gene Hunt & Sam Tyler OR Gene Hunt/Sam Tyler) - fanfic )

!!!

Mar. 6th, 2017 11:41 pm
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LATE TO THE PARTY AGAIN

WE WERE BORN TO MAKE HISTORY

YURI!!! ON ICE DESERVES ALL THE EXCLAMATION MARKS

Marathoned it over four days. My heart. I cannot imagine waiting for it an episode per week. The tension would kill me. I feel so lucky to get to watch it at once and then go backread all the forums and relive all the squee.

I love that it's about someone trying to find his confidence again and someone trying to find his inspiration again. I love the tender unfolding of their relationship. I love the gorgeous ice skating. I love the opening theme. I love that there are no bad guys, only people struggling with their own fears and doubts. I love how much it surprises us, over and over.

Now that I've finished it:

(1) I want to throw my money at DVDs and CDs but where are the English releases?!!

(2) I'm really hungry for katsudon.

I'm almost afraid to watch Season 2 when it comes out because Season 1 was just so good.

"No matter what the real world thinks of this work, in the world of this work you will not be discriminated for what you love. I will definitely protect that kind of world." - Mitsuro Kubo
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The story I wrote for havisham was:

Title: Under the Midsummer Moon
Fandom: Original Works
Tags: Changeling & Child Spirited Away By Faeries, Fae & Fairies, Magic
Rating: G
Summary: Cole has always known there was something wrong with him.

Thank you again to DachOsmin for your two awesome stories about Beshelar and Cala, A Treatise on the Mutability of Imperial History and Second Impressions. <3

Here are all the Chocolate Box stories!
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Works are revealed for Chocolate Box! My first time participating in this exchange, and I was lucky enough to receive two amazing gifts:

Title: A Treatise on the Mutability of Imperial History
Fandom: The Goblin Emperor
Summary: There are a number of competing narratives regarding the first meeting of Deret Beshelar and Cala Athmaza, first nohecharei to Edrehasivar VII, Ethuverazhid Zhas.

Title: Second Impressions
Fandom: The Goblin Emperor
Summary: Deret meets Cala for the first time in a seedy bar in the low district of Aveio.

I wanted to know about Cala and Beshelar's first meeting and their relationship, and I got more than I could have imagined. Thank you so much, dear writers!

758 works in 448 fandoms. Best enjoyed with your favourite chocolate.
meteordust: (the game of kings)
6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Roger Federer wins Australian Open in epic final against Rafael Nadal

That was next level tennis. Both of them with nothing left to prove, just playing their hearts out.

The crowd was wild. They love Rafa. But they adore Roger.

And Roger's speech:

"I'm out of words and Rafa said so many great things. I'd like to congratulate Rafa on an amazing comeback.

"I don't think either one of us believed we'd be in the finals in Australia when we saw each other at your academy four, five months ago. And here we stand. I am happy for you. I would have been happy to lose to you. The comeback was perfect.

"Tennis is a tough sport. There are no draws. If there were I would have been happy to accept one tonight and share it with Rafa."


When you compare 2009 to 2017, it feels like the completion of an arc.
meteordust: (the game of kings)
My heart is just too full right now.

It was eight years ago that I got back into the tennis, after that legendary Australian Open final. That was during the golden age of Fedal rivalry, and I thought those glory days were behind us.

Never say never.
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Dear Chocolatier,

Thank you so much for offering to write a story for me! I love all these fandoms, and I'm really keen to see what you do in them! I've provided some prompts in case you're looking for inspiration, but I'd also love to see whatever other ideas capture your imagination.

For me, it's about the characters and their relationships. I'm not a stickler for canon details, as long as the spirit of the characters and the flavour of their world is there. I want to see adventures that might have been, or missing moments from between scenes, or a slice of their daily lives, or where the future might take them.

LIKES: Some of the things I enjoy in stories are: undying loyalty, personal bravery, big damn hero moments, special everyday moments, subtle tension, conversations loaded with unspoken meaning, tough people showing a soft side, and soft people showing a tough side. I also like tropes such as amnesia, bodyswap, sex pollen, and undercover as a couple.

DISLIKES: I generally prefer optimistic stories in exchanges, so I'm not keen on anything that is brutally violent or depressingly bleak. However, I don't mind darkness as long as there is a glimmer of light. Bittersweet endings are also fine.

RATING: I've requested both gen and ships in this exchange. For the latter, I'm fine with explicit sex, but it's usually not the most important part of the story for me.

STYLE: I'm fine with first, second, or third person. I'm fine with past or present tense. I'm fine with stories of any length, including stories that start in media res.

CROSSOVERS: I would prefer no crossovers with other canons.

AUS: I like seeing the characters in their own settings, so I would prefer no alternate universes like high school, coffee shop, or omegaverse. However, I like alternate universes where something happened differently in canon.

I hope this helps. Have fun writing!

Yours sincerely,

[personal profile] meteordust
(AO3 name Serenade)

***

Request 1: Foreigner Series - CJ Cherryh (Bren/Machigi) - fanfic )

Request 2: Chronicles of Tornor - Elizabeth Lynn (Ryke/Errel) - fanfic )

Request 3: Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny (Martin & Random, Merlin/Luke) - fanfic )

Request 4: The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison (Cala & Beshelar, Cala/Beshelar) - fanfic )
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Notes on The Green Cats of Desolation City (Expert Judgment on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant)

Notes )
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The story I wrote for ozsaur was:

Title: The Green Cats of Desolation City
Fandom: Expert Judgment on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Rating: G
Summary: There is a city in the desert, and only the cats live there.

Meta to follow.

Thank you again to Aeriel for the wonderful Individual Aspects, a really awesome Flora story.

I've only gotten through a fraction of what I've planned to read - the last week went by so fast - so I've still got so many stories to enjoy.

An overview is at [community profile] yuletide_admin.
meteordust: (kujaku)
My fandom year )

2016 in review )

Happy New Year! Wishing you all good things in 2017.
meteordust: (kujaku)
The highlight of my fandom year. And this year, I got a wonderful Chronicles of Amber story that is a fantastic look at Flora, her approach to life and politics, and her relationships with her siblings.

Title: Individual Aspects
Fandom: Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
Summary: The simple truth is that I was born too late to be considered significant by my brothers and sisters. I am only senior to Random, and I know he feels much the same way. We must be content either to exist in the shadow of our elders or to create Shadows of our own where we are simply who we wish to be.

Thank you so much, Yuletide Writer! I hope you're having a wonderful Yuletide too.

I have to get back to frantic baking now, but I will be back later to read some of the 2406 stories in over 1369 fandoms in the Yuletide collection, not to mention more to be revealed tomorrow in the Yuletide Madness collection.

Tumblr

Nov. 27th, 2016 11:09 pm
meteordust: (kujaku)
A while back, I made a Tumblr, but I haven't been terribly active on it. Mostly I use it for reblogging cool artwork.

But I've decided to make a sideblog to talk about playing Dragon Age: Origins, the same way I used to talk on this LJ about Ragnarok Online.

So, if you want to follow my misadventures hunting dragons, trying not to die, and romancing hot elves, feel free to check out Always An Archer.
meteordust: (kujaku)
Let's party like it's 2009.

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