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Jul. 25th, 2017 07:06 pm
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All the newer TOS novels seem to be written by men and they all seem to kind of suck, and not in the fun trashy way. They seem to be mostly lifeless, joyless continuity porn. Are men just not as good at writing as women are? There's only one thing I read these books for, and that's feelings, and if you don't give me characters I already like having feelings... why am I supposed to read them again?

Film: Man of Steel (2013)

Jul. 24th, 2017 08:23 pm
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I remember thinking, years ago, when I first saw the trailer for Man of Steel that it looked like it would be great. And you know what, apart from some clunky dialogue, the first hour was great! The alien-ness of Krypton was genuinely impressive! The ambivalence and fear of Clark's upbringing, and his endless hopping from job to job! And there were some great bits at random moments after that first hour! But it deserves every criticism it gets for that endless orgy of destruction that comes after.

Read more... )

How to sign up.

Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:44 am
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So, you find the sign-up form a tad confusing. Here are the instructions!

Quick Version: the 4 offers and requests are for when you want to offer/request different things in different mediums. All fanfic offers/requests should go into one singe offer/request, etc. We're using OR matching, so you only match on one tag (eg. Worldbuilding: Tentacle Monsters).

You are allowed 4 different offer and request units, all of which can have 2-15 tags (that aren't fandom or fanwork type) and 1-4 fanwork types. For example, if you want fanfic of Kiru, Maia, and Linguistics, but fanart of Maia, Vedero, and Csevet/Maia, then first fill in the form with
Fandom:
The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison

Characters:
Character: Kiru Athmaza
Character: Maia Drazhar
Worldbuilding: Linguistics

Additional Tags:
Fanfic

then press the Add another request? button, and fill in the second form with
Fandom:
The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison

Characters:
Character: Maia Drazhar
Character: Vedero Drazhin
Relationship: Csevet Aisava/Maia Drazhar

Additional Tags:
Fanart

and so on and so forth.

If you want to request more than 15 tags for a category (Fanfic, Fanart, Meta, Podfic), then you'll have to use two (or more!) requests for tags (as mentioned above) with the same category.

If you have questions, please ask them below.

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Jul. 23rd, 2017 05:15 pm
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Went to see a friend on the other side of the city yesterday - ate too many carbs I'm not supposed to eat and had a good time laughing at youtube videos. Afterwards, on the train home, I watched the Winter afternoon sun setting bright across the city, even as the lights at the G were already on, striking silhouettes against the dark clouds. I got home and did nothing, no writing, no book reading, no cleaning house, but today I finally watched two DVDs I just went out to send back.

  • Hell or High Water - I didn't always pay 100% attention to the story, switching between it and browsing DW on my phone, but I don't think I really needed to. Every time I looked up was another lovely vignette about a landscape and what poverty settling in has done to the inhabitants of it. Gorgeous cinematography by Giles Nuttgens; I loved the colours and framing of every shot. Great mise-en-scene. Simple, and largely unsentimental. That bit toward the end where the guy's bloody brain matter was left behind in the hat when his body was moved was especially striking.

    Some really great acting, too; Ben Foster's character was thoroughly obnoxious, and Bridges' racist ranger was nearly as annoying, but they were capably done; Chris Pine was great and surprisingly sympathetic; I always enjoy seeing Gil Birmingham's work, even if a lot of the things he's been in make me cringe.


  • Moonlight is uncomfortable and disorienting, and I am probably the last person on the planet to watch it. As beautifully done as everyone said. I'm impressed at how each actor playing Chiron at different stages of his life evoked that sense of striking awkwardness. Obviously, the whole cast is amazing. Suffused with melancholy. Excellent use of sound.


Anyway, I clearly can't turn any of that into coherent thoughts at the moment because my entire right side hurts right now, but I'm glad I watched both.
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Stage of Fools is a fic exchange for the plays of William Shakespeare (with the exception of the Histories). Sign-ups are now open!




Stage of Fools on LJ | Stage of Fools on Dreamwidth

Sign-up post on LJ | Sign-up post on Dreamwidth


Schedule:

Sign-ups: July 22 through August 18, 2017
Assignments go out: around August 20, 2017
Assignments due: October 20, 2017
Madness/prompt claiming time: October 20 through 31 - as soon as all assignments are in, all unwritten prompts will be revealed for everyone to write fic of any length. You don't have to sign up as a Stage of Fools participant to participate in Madness.
Go-live: November 1, 2017
Author reveal: November 5, 2017

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Jul. 21st, 2017 08:02 pm
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Nominations have closed. The list of approved tags (all 74 of them!) can be found either on the tag set, or as a more readable, formatted list.

Now would be a good time to figure out what you want to request and offer, and familiarize yourself with the sign-up instructions. (Link goes to last year's post. The only thing different this year is that the maximums have increased.)

How Hamilton Works

Jul. 19th, 2017 05:09 pm
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You may know about this already! But I was looking at something else on YouTube and ended up following sidebar links to 10 Reasons 10 Duel Commandments is Amazing by writer/composer Howard Ho, which is part of a whole series he has done (is doing?) on How Hamilton Works. It's over 14 minutes long, but I found it fascinating, with lots of links to interview clips from Alex Lacamoire and LMM, and clips of the songs played over visuals of the way the notes are arranged.
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Fandom Growth Exchange Banner

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Nominations are now open for the Fandom Growth Exchange! The Fandom Growth Exchange is a multi-fandom exchange for fandoms, relationships, and characters that have ten or fewer complete fics (or five or fewer contributing authors) on AO3. Check out the tagset!

Nominations close: July 31st at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups open: August 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups close: August 17th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments sent: August 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Default deadline: October 8th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments due: October 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Works revealed: November 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Authors revealed: November 8th at 11:55 PM UTC

things and a book meme

Jul. 16th, 2017 11:26 pm
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1. My average writing speed is... 1000 words per three hours. Spread over a few weeks. Oh, well. No one said I had to write longfics.

2. I really want to buy the new commemorative edition of HP and the Philosopher's Stone. But I already own a copy bought some 18 years ago. I got into HP in 1999. Hm.

3. Look, a book meme!

via [personal profile] oursin

1. You currently own more than 20 books: You mean the ones on my table. Yes.

2. You currently own more than 50 books: The ones on the floor. Yes.

3. You currently own more than 100 books: The ones on the shelves.

4. You amassed so many books you switched to an e-reader: Actually, that was for fanfic and school, but why not books as well, right?
the rest here )

Remix Revival 2017!

Jul. 15th, 2017 09:20 am
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 Link: Remix Revival on AO3; follow us on Dreamwidth or Tumblr for reminders and updates.

Description: Remix Revival is a new panfandom remix exchange, welcoming both authors and artists! If you're unfamiliar with remix exchanges, the idea is that you take someone else's fic or art and write/draw it the way you would have. To qualify for Remix Revival, you must have three 500 word fics, five 100 word fics, or three completed drawings in each fandom you request. The minimum wordcount for assignments is 1k, while art must be a complete piece. There will be a Madness round that allows sketches and shorter fics running from September 10-25.

Dates:
Signups begin: July 15 (ongoing now!)
Signups end: July 30 11:59 PM ET
Assignments out by: August 5
Assignments due: September 10, 11:59 PM ET
Collection goes live: September 17
Remixers revealed: September 24


List of Approved Nominations

Jul. 12th, 2017 08:25 pm
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The final list, in more readable format!

Character: Chenelo Drazharan
Character: Csevet Aisava
Character: Csoru Drazharan
Character: Dachensol Habrobar
Character: Deret Beshelar
Character: Holitho Sevraseched
Character: Kiru Athmaza
Character: Lisethu Pevennin
Character: Maia Drazhar
Character: Maru Sevraseched
Character: Telimezh
Character: Thara Celehar
Character: Vedero Drazhin

Relationship: Arbelan Drazharan/Aina Shulivar
Relationship: Arbelan Drazharan/Csoru Drazharan
Relationship: Arbelan Drazharan/Nedaö Vechin
Relationship: Arbelan Drazharan/Sheveän Drazharan
Relationship: Arbelan Drazharan/Stano Bazhevin
Relationship: Beltanthiar III/Hanevis Athmaza
Relationship: Cala Athmaza/Dazhis Athmaza
Relationship: Cala Athmaza/Deret Beshelar
Relationship: Cala Athmaza/Maia Drazhar
Relationship: Captain Vizhenka/Nadeian Vizhenka
Relationship: Csevet Aisava/Csethiro Ceredin/Maia Drazhar
Relationship: Csevet Aisava/Deret Beshelar
Relationship: Csevet Aisava/Eiru Berenar
Relationship: Csevet Aisava/Eiru Berenar/Maia Drazhar
Relationship: Csevet Aisava/Maia Drazhar
Relationship: Csevet Aisava/Nurevis Chavar
Relationship: Csoru Drazharan/Nurevis Chavar
Relationship: Cstheio/Ulis
Relationship: Eiru Berenar/Maia Drazhar
Relationship: Hanevis Athmaza/Orava the Usurper
Relationship: Maia Drazhar & Idra Drazhar
Relationship: Maia Drazhar/Deret Beshelar/Cala Athmaza
Relationship: Maia Drazhar/Eshevis Tethimar
Relationship: Maia Drazhar/Setheris Nelar
Relationship: Maia Drazhar/Telimezh
Relationship: Maia Drazhar/Varenechibel IV
Relationship: Nazhcreis Dein/Verer Orthema
Relationship: Pazhis Nethenel/Reshema
Relationship: Stano Bazhevin/Aina Shulivar
Relationship: Thara Celehar/Aina Shulivar
Relationship: Uleviän Clunetharan & Paru Tethimin
Relationship: Vedero Drazhin & Ino Drazhin & Mireän Drazhin & Idra Drazhar

Worldbuilding: Astronomy
Worldbuilding: Communion with the gods and goddesses
Worldbuilding: Costume History
Worldbuilding: Courting Rituals
Worldbuilding: Elves Were Once Nocturnal
Worldbuilding: Elvish Art
Worldbuilding: Festivals
Worldbuilding: Food and Drink
Worldbuilding: Goblin Davs
Worldbuilding: Guard Training
Worldbuilding: Linguistics
Worldbuilding: Magical System
Worldbuilding: Marnei Bath Houses
Worldbuilding: Mazei Novices
Worldbuilding: Mythology
Worldbuilding: Nohecharei
Worldbuilding: Pantheon
Worldbuilding: Postcanon Retellings of Canon
Worldbuilding: Scientific and Magical Research
Worldbuilding: Sex Toys
Worldbuilding: Tentacle Monsters
Worldbuilding: The Avarsin of Barizhan
Worldbuilding: The Chadevan Charade
Worldbuilding: The Clocksmiths' Guild
Worldbuilding: The Lion of Orpezhkhahar
Worldbuilding: The Vigilant Brothers
Worldbuilding: Theology
Worldbuilding: Wildlife & Natural Environment
Worldbuilding: Witnesses for the Dead
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Final schedule for Yuletide 2017


Nominations Friday Sept 8 - Saturday Sept 16
Sign-ups Sunday Oct 1 - Monday Oct 9
Assignments out by Sunday Oct 15
Default deadline Monday Dec 11
Assignment deadline Monday Dec 18

Please note that this is a week earlier than the draft schedule we previously posted.

New Year’s Resolutions notification


If you took part in Yuletide and defaulted after the default deadline, or you submitted an incomplete story at the posting deadline, or you defaulted in Yuletide twice in a row, we ask you to complete a New Year’s Resolution story before you sign up again.

We have just sent an email to everyone who was added to our NYR list after Yuletide 2016. We don’t want you to get to Yuletide 2017, try to sign up, and realise at this late juncture that you are under a restriction.

The email we use is the one currently associated with your AO3 account. If you have any doubt about whether you fulfilled the Yuletide challenge last year, please check your AO3 account details to see what email address the message was sent to. It’s also possible that our message has gone to your spam folder.

You are welcome to comment here or to email yuletideadmin@gmail.com and ask if you are on the list of people who need to complete a New Year’s Resolution fic.

If you defaulted in a previous year, you may still be on our NYR list.

More information about New Year’s Resolutions


New Year’s Resolution fics written for the purpose of re-qualifying for Yuletide must be posted to the New Year's Resolutions 2017 collection before you sign up to Yuletide 2017. They must be over 1,000 words and written to a previous Yuletide prompt. You can write for a Yuletide 2016 prompt, or you can choose an older Yuletide prompt as long as the fandom in which you write is small enough to still qualify for Yuletide (that is: when adding the total fics on AO3 and ff.net, there are fewer than 1,000 fics that are in English, complete, and over 1,000 words long).

The New Year’s Resolution system exists for several reasons:
  • It's an incentive to encourage people either to default early, or, to push on through and post something

  • It works as a warm-up, or as practice, or as a way of proving to yourself you can finish a story to a prompt

  • It's a contribution to the project of getting more stories written in tiny fandoms

  • It's a way of ensuring that past prompts don't get entirely forgotten.


If you had to default in a past year, we are aware that this may have been for a carefully-considered reason or in a difficult time. Needing to complete a NYR does not mean we think you're a terrible person. We hope you use it as an opportunity to write something you enjoy.

You are also welcome to submit a NYR story if you just feel like writing one! The collection will stay open for late fills until Yuletide 2017 assignments are sent out.

Writers are especially encouraged to write stories for prompts that were not filled during the main Yuletide run.

2016 prompts on AO3
Google spreadsheet of all prompts (thank you to Min)
Database of 2016's Dear Author letters (thank you to lsellersfic)
2016 prompts as a text file
Prompts from 2016's non-signed-up pinch hitters on LJ and on DW
Some Day My Fic Will Come mini-challenge - This challenge is for prompts that are posted year after year after year - see more info at the link!

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