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but given the advanced state of their tech, am I wrong in pegging this as a third universe? Okay, that's my official head-canon. Something, something, temporal cold war - THIRD UNIVERSE! (So does each new parallel universe also have its own twin mirror universe?)

Also: Why do all futuristic jails in all universes everywhere have force fields with no physical backup? That seems like a major design flaw.

Also also: Why are all the Klingons bald? Strange fashion choice, or genetic disease?
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I was written for by [personal profile] geckoholic who wrote me some delightful smut:

It's Gotta Be Better Than Waiting (1378 words) by geckoholic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers
Characters: Maria Hill, Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Showers, Cunnilingus, Quiet Sex, Returning Home, Coming Untouched, POV Female Character
Summary:


“Welcome home,” he mumbles into her skin. Evidence for his joy at her return presses against her thigh and she reaches back, wrapping an arm around his neck to keep him close.

Just One Thing (25 September 2017)

Sep. 25th, 2017 11:59 pm
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

Go!

Weekly chat topic: Cat books

Sep. 25th, 2017 07:06 pm
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 What is your favorite cat book?

A book about cats? A book with cats in it? A book written by cats? Share in the comments, with explanations if you like. 

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Sep. 25th, 2017 06:35 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3918 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 29 secrets from Secret Submission Post #561.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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More by Lillian Ross:

Workouts -- her interview with Robin Williams (I think 1989).

The symbol of all we possess -- the Miss America pageant, 1949.

Come in, Lassie -- Hollywood and the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (1948)

The shit-kickers of Madison Avenue. (1995)

***

The strange techtonic coincidences of the recent Mexican earthquakes.

The closing of the Dictionary of American Regional English.

The dying art of disagreement.

How many times does it need to be said? Puerto Rico is American. Now can we get going and fix things up for six million Americans dealing with water, low on food and without electricity for the foreseeable future? And here's how you can help. If you need to explain how badly the island was hit by Hurricane Maria, quote from this.

Lessons from Rolling Stone.

Throw the little old lady down the stairs! An interview with John Huston. (1952)

How did women fare in China's Communist revolution?

Will Mark Zuckerberg 'like' this column? Facebook, social media, Russians and the election.

How did marriage become a mark of privilege?

3 ways the Republican anti-health bill differs from previous anti-health efforts.

Remember Anthony Weiner, who not only couldn't keep it in his pants but felt he *had* to send phone photos of it to underage girls? He's going to prison for 21 months. An ignoble end to what once was a very promising political career.

Women need to rewrite/update the New York state constitution. Were women involved in writing the state constitution in your state? Or wherever you are?

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Sep. 25th, 2017 05:25 pm
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I'm not making it to Spanish tonight but I got in touch with psychological resources requesting an evaluation, so that's something. I've never talked to mental health professionals before but better late than never, right?

Which Witch?

Sep. 25th, 2017 11:00 pm
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There are far too few ficathons right now as an excuse to get some writing done. But signups are open for the Which Witch ficathon! I hope I've signed up (you never really know with anonymous posting and whatnot), why don't you join me? (LJ membership is not a requirement.)

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OUT OF MY FANDOM.

What the hell sort of Star Trek have they even been watching all this time?

Dear CBS, I hate you.

Sep. 25th, 2017 03:25 pm
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I really, really hate you.

Discovery is good. Really good. It looks fantastic. The credits are HBO-worthy (even if the score is a little lackluster).

The plot is interesting so far.

The characters, especially the lead, have drawn me in.

I WANT TO WATCH YOUR DAMN SHOW, AND I AM NOT PAYING FOR ANY MORE TV TO DO IT. SCREW YOU, SCREW YOU, CBS.

I am a die-hard Trek fan. I was listening to Star Trek in the womb. I will be happy to buy this series on DVD when it's done, but I'm not subscribing and paying for a new TV service. And if a hardcore Trekkie like me isn't willing to do so, I suspect this show is going to be hard up for a second season.

Which makes me sad. It's so good.

Die in a Fire,
Lorraine

FIC: Citrinitas (Hannibal)

Sep. 25th, 2017 08:00 pm
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Remix Revival Madness collection authors have been revealed and Remix Revival is fully closed; I can now unveil the link to another story I wrote! My assigned remixee, [personal profile] petronia, has many lovely works in this fandom, and I wanted to do more than one. I managed two, this is the second:

Title: Citrinitas (Bigarade Remix) [on AO3]
Fandom: Hannibal (TV)
Relationship: Will Graham/Hannibal Lecterr
Story notes: Hannibal is Hannibal, Intimacy, Perfume, Oranges, Snowed In (in Hannibal's Baltimore mansion), Dreams, Hannibal has Feelings, and also therapy, and probably needs therapy for his therapy; includes fragrance geekery and gratuitous mentions of Strabo. Jungian psychotherapy doesn't work quite like this, either.
Summary: “You’re welcome to one of the guest rooms,” said Hannibal, and Will looked relieved, as if he had been waiting. As if there could have been any doubt.

"According to Strabo, the garden of the Hesperides is located in Tartessos, on the south coast of Andalusia." So goes a series of three [personal profile] petronia's stories, the first one - Bigarade - an exquisite string of three tiny vignettes wherein Hannibal passive-aggressively vanquishes Will's aftershave atrocity. Will is sad because his scarf smells expensive while Hannibal is on the run in Europe with his psychiatrist. It is all very sophisticated, and the last sentence of Bigarade is a sublime example of elegance.

So naturally I had to get my paws all over this jewel with my remix. I've been brimming with desire to use some Jungian angles, particularly individuation and alchemy, for characterisation purposes, hence the "citrinitas" tied in with Hannibal's apparent journey... which, to be fair, does not require explanation, I guess the story feels the way I intended, and what is put into each sentence hardly needs explanation. I feel pretty proud of my perfume choice for Bedelia, though: it makes so much sense!

Homage and Laura Lippman's Wilde Lake

Sep. 25th, 2017 11:52 am
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I have a complicated relationship with Laura Lippman's work where I tend to find it layered and thoughtful but just a little too bloodless and just a little too cynical; also, she has a book that repeatedly describes a character of exactly my weight as "hulking," and I am petty enough to be bothered by this.

Wilde Lake has not resolved my feelings in one direction or the other. It's a deep, compellingly fractal look at memory and information that is damaged by the fact that none of the characters seem deeply involved, at any time, with anything, and that it is utterly insistent on letting you know that it's a To Kill a Mockingbird homage.

Some of the latter is nicely done, like the beginning which looks at the circumstances in which Luisa's brother Jem--I mean, AJ--got his arm broken--but much of it is clumsily inserted (the obligatory scene where Luisa insults a lower-class boy's table manners and is reprimanded for it) and some of it is even cringe-inducing (the book is careful not to specify the Brants' housekeeper, "Teensy," as black, but it suggests it very strongly and her characterization is stuck in the fifties). Literary homages of this kind, I think, should remind us that there is an essential grandeur to the business of being human. We ought to be reminded, every now and then, that the petty jostling for power in Congress, or within a rural family, can be Shakespearean; that the social norms of who should text whom, and when, can be just as mannered as any exchange between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. But To Kill a Mockingbird is too close in history to work on those terms, and the only neat effect you get from Lippman using it so much is the resonance with the controversy of Go Set a Watchman--Wilde Lake tries to be both novels, dealing with the child's eye view of complications that only reveal more faults in adulthood, and that is slightly cool. But it still seems like borrowed significance that asks the reader to care about Luisa and her family not because of the importance Lippman has invested in them but because we all know Scout and Atticus; it's fanfic with a couple of degrees of separation, neither fish nor fowl, and it would be better if it weren't.

And maybe if it weren't, the novel would have to work a little harder to develop its characters and make their motivations and moralities distinct. As it is, everyone here is sort of low-grade unpleasant while being firmly convinced of their own superiority, which makes for a monotonous emotional palette. Luisa Brant praises her brother for having a midlife crisis that was actually original, for example, but since that crisis involved quitting his job, growing a ponytail, and divorcing his wife for a younger yoga instructor, I'm at a loss as to which part of this, exactly, is supposed to surprise me. (Then again, her brother also wrote an editorial in high school that had all the depth of an average college admissions essay yet somehow provoked a New York publisher to contact him about writing a memoir before he even turned eighteen, so maybe her brother was a veela.) That conviction of superiority, which cannot be fully supported, is the heart of the novel, and the point of it, to be fair, but it's insufficiently sold. I never bought that the Brants were exceptional, or even very charismatic or likable, so there was no fall from grace or catharsis in the revelation that they weren't.

And that revelation needs to hit, because Luisa's eventual epiphany--that we are all people of our time--is too obvious to carry much weight if there isn't a personal element.

Despite that, there are cool things here, even if all of them are best appreciated intellectually rather than emotionally. Lippman is very smart about the way both personal histories and histories of record are often made out of lies and omissions, and very attentive to the way one generation's virtues can be the next's horrified discoveries. That does eventually make the novel into something compelling, and--probably owing somewhat to Lippman's journalistic background, and points to her for that--something far more reminiscent of true crime than of literary suspense. It feels like unearthing history.

The ultimate result is a novel that is frustrating in its unevenness--complex, but far too lukewarm for greatness.
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Getting What You Don't Deserve



The vast majority of people allow God to help them only when they think they deserve it. At one time in my life I was that way. For years I felt that God should help me only when I thought I had earned it, when I thought I had done enough good deeds to deserve His help.

That kind of thinking doesn’t produce an attitude of gratitude and thanksgiving. If we think we deserve what we receive, then it is no longer a gift but a reward or “payment for services rendered.” The difference between receiving what we do not deserve and receiving what we do deserve is the difference between grace and works.

I encourage you to open your heart and allow God’s grace to come into your life to help you in your everyday walk. Always remember, when you feel frustrated, it is because you are living by your own effort and need to get back into God’s grace by allowing Him to work through you.

Learn to let God do you a favor. Give up trying to deserve God’s help and let Him supply your every need.

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