...oh wait, huh, weird. I only just now noticed that two of these pieces have no "Share" button at the top. But it shows up on the third one. So the 'share' function can be disabled? I've never seen that option. What's that about, I wonder?
Anyway, no biggie, I shall share the first two the old fashioned way, uphill both ways in the snow:
First, a really lovely romantic piece of John/Dorian art called "Halfway Till Bliss". I adore the differing expressions, and the subtleties of their faces, and Dorian's eyelashes, and John's hair. And KISSIN. <3
Then, a wonderfully grounded and real-feeling Rejseholdet story, "The (Irregular) Right Direction": it's set ten years post-canon, with Fischer permanently settled in EU law-enforcement bureaucracy, but with something unsettled and restless humming deep within him. Hmmmm, I wonder what he's still missing? :D
And finally, a touching and nuanced Master & Commander (and/or O'Brian books) Jack & Stephen story, "Why Darwin Discovered Evolution", which has a Share button, thusly:
Why Darwin Discovered Evolution (1113 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jack Aubrey & Stephen Maturin
Characters: Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin
Additional Tags: London, Evolution, Moths, Night On Fic Mountain 2017, Night on Fic Mountain 2017 Treat
1815: Napoleon surrenders, and is exiled to St Helena. The British Navy, after seventeen years of war, retires ships, crews and captains. John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty, begins a programme of exploration which will last until 1845 and will include, in 1835, Charles Darwin's five year voyage of discovery in the Beagle.
In England, Jack Aubrey languishes on the Captains’ List, and Stephen Maturin chases moths.
Oh, Stephen. He loves Jack SO MUCH. ♥____♥ (And vice-versa, of course. Sigh!)
It's the original trilogy and Rogue One and The Force Awakens if that matters.
This was for Book Quote Wednesday on Twitter.
The deadline is Monday 31 July at 23:59 UTC.
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Pinch Hit #5: 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS, Big Bang (Band), GOT7, Topp Dogg (Band)
Pinch Hit #6: The Vampire Diaries (TV), DC Cinematic Universe, Fast and the Furious Series, Vantage Point (2008), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Bourne (Movies)
Pinch Hit #12: Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Justice (TV), Homicide: Life on the Street, Crossover Fandom
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This lesson brought to you courtesy of my small but intense panic when my laptop shut off and came up with a "boot drive not found" error, and then a "hard drive not installed" error when I found my way into the diagnostics. Gah.
Happily, it looks like it was just overheated/overhumid and a bit unhappy from some jostling, and it let me boot up a while later. At which point I sacrificed my good USB stick to the whole recovery-media thing pretty damn fast, lemme tell you, while crossing my fingers it wouldn't black-screen at me in the middle. (It did not! \o/) And then once that was safe I updated the backup software to the new version, and here I am.
... and yet, when the laptop popped up a chirpy "there's a new version installed, we need to update your backup media", I nearly hit "remind me later" because I was typing this post. *facepalm* *hits 'update now'*
And, uh, hi!
There is only one problem with this cat tower.
When Hana used the hammock, it inclines very much.
Thursday I'm having a dreaded medical procedure that I've been avoiding for years. Now that I'm officially an Old, my doctor's wanted me to have a colonoscopy, especially since my twin died of cancer, any kind of screening test is pretty important--and we don't know any other medical family history, since I'm adopted. I really, really hate bodily functions things. Like, I'm nearly phobic about talking about it, and I flap my hands and sing la-la-la really loudly whenever people talk about it. So I really, really do not want to do this, but since the fucking Republicans are determined to take away any health care I can have, and I earned so little the previous year that I qualified for a lower deductible, my doc and I decided to take ALL the tests this year. I just had a new MRI for my back (nothing useful, still nothing to be done that will really help), and now this, and there's some other things I'm hoping to do later on while I have the chance.
I have a bit more to write on the next chapter of Celluloid Hero and then should be able to send to beta and post, then I have to get started on the pod-together story, and meanwhile I'm desperately racing to finish this Star Wars vid for the Premieres show at Vividcon. Still have a little under half to go, it's taking forever and making me cry. Why can't I find a nice, horizontal hobby where I can lie down and not be in agonizing pain?
One of the issues with the Vidders.net network is that there are so many vids on the network that it can be hard to find just the one you are looking for. There is now a very user friendly Cat(alog) that will begin to populate with some of the amazing vids on the network by vidders such as Balistik, Luminosity, Charmax, Thedothatgirl, and many more. There are just about 4 right now but we plan on adding about 1,000 more to the collection but it will not be overwhelming as you will be able to search by Vidder, fandom, musical, artist, etc and find what you are looking for very easily.
This catalog can be viewed both inside and outside the network (so you can get a sense of the vids there). If you are not a member you can view at the following Google site link Vidders Catalog (to view the videos you will have to log into the site to see them). We'll update as we get closer to our 1K goal.
Yes, I shamelessly used the word Cat as an abbreviation for Catalog. The audience for Cats is far larger than Vidding even in a community discussion for Vidding so I hope you understand.
We plan to expand this project and create other catalogs to include other collections of awesome vids.
If you have any questions send me a private message or if you think it's a question others reading this can benefit from leave a comment.
Vidding Project - Looking for a collaborator on some vidding community projects. You don't have to have any special skills. Just a passion for vidding and by extension working on vidding related projects. If you are interested message me.
* Free! Eternal Summer Rin Matsuoka shark cosplay keychain- Not in the original packaging, but new otherwise. $6.00 OBO.
*Free! Eternal Summer Marine Morning Hand Towel-Nagisa and Rei design. New and Unopened! $3.00 OBO. [Ebay] [Amazon]
*BIGBANG (Kpop) group poster. Has been rolled, so it has some creases, and curves at the edges, but in good condition. $3.00 OBO. [Ebay].
*Rolling Stone, Issue 974- May 19, 2005. Featuring Orlando Bloom around the time of the first Pirates of the Carribean release. Very little visible wear, slight page yellowing. Does have mailing label. Personal information will be blacked out. $3.00 OBO [Amazon]
Thanks for looking!
Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2
Summary: It's a big, beautiful galaxy full of loss and loneliness and love.
Links: Dreamwidth | AO3 | Tumblr | Youtube
Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2
Summary: Parenthood is about much more than DNA, and the broken places make us human. Focused on Peter and his various relationships with his family.
Links: Dreamwidth | AO3 | Tumblr | Youtube
Neither vid contains any warnings beyond the contents of the movies. Both contain spoilers for GotG Vol. 2.
We're still working on three sections we'd like to add to the new main page. First, a 'help wanted' section will link a few stubs that need work and rotate regularly. Next, 'featured article' and 'featured image' sections, which will spotlight each week one article that editors deem thorough and helpful enough and one image with interesting description and source information.
Here's the process we're considering for the nomination and election of featured articles and images. Please let us know what you think via talk page comment or email!
Ok, you seem to feel good.
The War of Silver and Ash (15883 words) by astolat
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game), Witcher 3 - Fandom
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Emhyr var Emreis, Emiel Regis Rohellec Terzieff-Godefroy, Lady Orianna
Additional Tags: Vampires, Toussaint - Freeform, War, Nilfgaard
Series: Part 7 of Witcher works
He hadn’t come here with a contract. He’d come here to get the faces out of his head: the bloodless dead sprawled in heaps through the streets of Beauclair, the morning after the rampage Detlaff had unleashed; the blank eyes of the boy in the orphanage tilting his head to let Orianna drink from his throat, with the lullaby she’d been singing him still hanging in the air.
Wasn’t working that well so far.
Video: Harry Potter
Music: Dar Williams
Notes: Premiered at the Wiscon 41 wiscon_vidparty.
"Come over here, kid, we've got all these books to read." Professor Minerva McGonagall, memory, war, resistance and hope.
Streaming, download and Tumblr links at my journal
This is the second novella in the The Murderbot Diaries novella series. Ebook and paperback, DRM-Free, available world-wide.
The follow-up to the hugely popular “All Systems Red”
It has a dark past – one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot.”
But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.
Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.
What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks…
On the one hand, so awesome that lots of people are coming and using the things and producing research and whatnot--that's what we're for. On the other hand (har har), I've started having some trouble with my cubital tunnel--the nerve that goes through the elbow and can have trouble if you have to keep your elbows tightly bent all the time, like say when doing a lot of close work at a film inspection bench. Ouch.
Also, I had heard that someone donated a piano to my co-op and they were going to put it in a 'piano room' somewhere in one of the high rise buildings, for lessons or whatnot. How nice, I thought vaguely, I wonder where the piano room will be.
WELL LAST NIGHT I SURE FOUND OUT.
Turns out the piano room is what used to be a bike room, directly beneath my bedroom, and with no insulation (which is why my floors can be painfully cold to the feet in winter as all the heat sucks out through the floor). So at about 1am my floor and bed were suddenly playing me VERY LOUD AND EXUBERANT PIANO MUSIC.
I staggered down and knocked on the locked door, and it was opened by a young blond man who stank of liquor. We discussed how his "creative moment" (his words) unfortunately had to stop because I really had to sleep. To his credit, even when (presumably) literally stinking drunk, his piano playing was really very good, and also he apologized and stopped and I eventually fell back asleep.
So, you know. Lots going on around here.
To end on a bright and less wtf moment: I got my Night On Fic Mountain story done! I made marycrawford come up with the summary, which I recommend--stuck on a summary? MAKE MARY DO IT. It's tagged and titled and posted! So I am happy.
And I have an idea for another story hot on the griddle, which I would love to start chomping on, as soon as work lets up a little bit on my face and my nerves let up a little bit on my arms. Can one use Siri as a speech-to-text writing tool I wonder?
Everyone should go read the awesome accompanying story by muccamukk, Captain Rogers and the Iron Man of La Rochelle. It has tall ships and submarines and political intrigue and swashbuckling and is so much fun.
Click on the thumbnails to see the larger images.
It still gets wet.
Hana:[It is cool here.]
( Cut for photos and stuff )
Incidentally, these are not all my photos from the trip, or even all of the ones I decided were good enough to upload. Feel free to check out the rest here.
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanov, Sam Wilson, Sharon Carter (Marvel), Tony Stark, Everett Ross, Helmut Zemo
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Captain America: Civil War (Movie), Spies & Secret Agents, Espionage, the Moscow Rules, cap family, Accidental Kitten Rescue, Military Commendations, Bucky Barnes Recovering, Protective Steve Rogers
What if Bucky had actually escaped in Bucharest?
Now the race is on to find out who framed the Winter Soldier—and why. Cap and his family of soldiers and spies must rely on old-school tradecraft, coded messages, covert meetings, mistaken identities, and the Moscow Rules to bring Steve back together with Bucky.
I feel like my whole life I've been working on this fic. It's taken so much effort, and I have no idea why…oh wait, I know: it's because I was trying to make sense of the incoherent. But now it's up, with the art, including a cute sketch of Bucky rescuing a kitten, because gratuitous self-indulgent animal rescue is how I roll. Hope you enjoy!
Now onward to the Hollywood WIP and infinity and beyond!
- Rules and FAQs
- The Multifandom Drabble Exchange on AO3
- The 2017 AO3 Collection
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- Collection Opens: Sunday, July 16
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