Star Trek: Discovery

Sep. 26th, 2017 12:21 am
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Dear Americans who don't have that CBS streaming whatever thing: This is what avoiding spoilers for current TV is like for the rest of the world ;)

Anyway, I watched the first two episodes of the new Star Trek series, and my main thought about it was that it was...

cut for spoilers )

Other shows that I've recently watched include Lucifer (gave it two episodes, but it was too much of a generic procedural), and The Mist (also watched two episodes and came to the conclusion that it was terrible). I'll still need to watch the second season of Sense8 before I run out of Netflix, and I'll probably also at least check out Expanse and The OA.

Marvel is Marvel 2017

Sep. 25th, 2017 12:36 pm
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The idea here is to organize a gift exchange designed for Marvel and its many branched runs, authors, related and unrelated fandoms. The idea is to include the X-Men side and the Avengers side and every other side that non-Marvel fans don't realize is Marvel. The idea is to include any timeline you want, any world you want, any character you want, so long as it's Marvel.

NOW OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS

Dreamwidth Community | LiveJournal Feed | 2017 AO3 Collection | 2017 Tagset


  • Nominations: Sunday, September 24 - Saturday, October 14

  • Sign Ups: Tuesday, October 17 - Sunday, October 29

  • Assignments Out: Monday, November 6

  • Works Due: Saturday, December 9

  • Works Revealed: Sunday, December 17

  • Authors Revealed: Sunday, December 24

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The anon period at Remix Revival has ended, so I can now reveal that my creation for the remix was "Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Flint-Vastra (The Carte de visite remix) ", a piece of fanart about Jenny and Vastra from Doctor Who.

I had a few fic ideas as well, but Real Life continues to conspire against me, and I ended up doing fanart instead. It was fun, though, since it's been a while since I've made manips.

(I also took this as an excuse to finally start posting my old manips to AO3)

In return I received Scout's Honor, a lovely remix of one of my The Mentalist fics.

I also received two delightful fics from [community profile] fandomgiftbox: Smiles (The Mentalist, Jane/Cho) and feel the beat from the tambourine (Doctor Who, Doctor & Bill)

Dragons

Sep. 25th, 2017 12:44 pm
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Dragons
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Dragons

Sep. 25th, 2017 12:44 pm
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Dragons
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And finally, the last of the Zyumorphs: Adopt one today!
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Poem #24: The Dinosaur Bones

Sep. 25th, 2017 11:29 am
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Anyone who knows me knows that I love dinosaurs. I have loved them since I was 6 years old. When I was small, I checked out all the books in the library about them and drew pictures of them all the time. One of my classmates loved to draw them, too, and he gave me drawings. Oddly enough, we're still friends aft6er all these years.
So here is a poem about dinosaur bones.

~~

The Dinosaur Bones

The dinosaur bones are dusted every day.
The cards tell how old we guess the dinosaur bones are.
Here a head was seven feet long, horns with a hell of a ram,
Humping the humps of the Montana mountains.

The respectable school children
Chatter at the heels of their teacher who explains.
The tourists and wonder hunters come with their parasols
And catalogues and arrangements to do the museum
In an hour or two hours.

The dinosaur bones
are dusted
every day.


~~ Carl Sandburg

This would be a little like my dino drawings.

Babylon 5 Update for 9 - 25 - 2017

Sep. 25th, 2017 09:09 am
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I update once every 2 weeks (or so) with fiction, challenges etc. Please feel free to contact me if you have news or anything you think needs to be featured here. Just send me a PM at [personal profile] alexcat or post it to the update and I’ll include it the next time.

Autumn has arrived here but the weather is still pretty warm… almost 90 this week. I’m looking forward to cooler days and fall colors. Any time is a good time for B5. Please join us at our mirror site at Dreamwidth as well. We will be rewatching Season 5 at [community profile] b5_revisited. Join us!


Fanfic
Out of Time by M_C_Crocker (Crossover w/Harry Potter, Teen and up).
A Mind Divided by Alona (Talia/ Ivanova, Gen).
Sunday Tea on Mars by Muccamukk (Lise Hampton/Garibaldi/Sinclair/Catherine Sakai, Teen and up).
UPDATED:
One Night with the King by gin007 (Londo, various, Teen and up).
Behind the Gloves by pallasite:
Kevin Vacit’s Origin Story.
Fiona Dexter’s Origin Story.
Look After Him, Please, Will You?.
When the Centauri Landed….
What Do P-Ratings (Psi-Ratings) Mean? (Part 2).
FIC Notes:
Behind the Gloves has an Ask Blog! by pallisite (Ask questions about this story).


Fanart:
I only display a sampling of the latest from the artists. Please check out their pages at Deviant Art.
Ivanova by [profile] scifiman.
The Fallen – Babylon 5 by [profile] scifiman.
Na’Toth by [profile] scifiman.


Books:
A Dream Given Form: An Unofficial Guide to Babylon 5 was written by two Shelby, NC authors. I have ordered this book and will make a post about it when I read it.


News:
**Bernie Casey dies at 78. Bernie played Derek Crantson on two episodes of B5.
**Sandra Bruckner, longtime Babylon 5 fan and the person behind ISN News: The Zocalo Today(www.iannews.net) and The Zocalo Today Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheZocaloToday/) has passed away. Ms. Bruckner ran these sites for years and even had a part as an extra on “Objects at Rest”. RIP, Ms. Bruckner.
*See Babylon 5 free on go90
*Babylon 5 Books is moving from Café Press to Amazon
*Babylon 5 Books has announced a new B5 Encyclopedia. You can order it as a hardcover physical edition or as an online edition or both. It’s a little pricy but it looks really cool.


Communities and members:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643505239288376/
**Recap and Discussion for 4 x 22 – The Deconstruction of Falling Stars at [community profile] b5_revisited.
**Recap and Discussion for 4 x 21 – Rising Star at [community profile] b5_revisited.
**Signups for Season 5 Recaps at [community profile] b5_revisited.
*New Babylon 5 Facebook Page: We are brand new and have only 12 or so members right now. Come join us and start a conversation.
Here is a list our communities at Dreamwidth:
Babylon 5 Revisited
Babylon 5 Love
Universe Today


Fun things:
If you have Facebook, ‘like’
Bill Mumy shares lots of nostalgic photos of himself from various tv shows he’s been on as well as family photos and his music.
Bruce Boxleitner for updates on Bruce and some nice convention photos.
Claudia Christian for some Ivanova fun and photos.
Patricia Tallman does a few fun things at her FB page and she has a newsletter you can subscribe to while you're there.
Jason Carter for some of Jason’s zaniness. He does post some as well as a mod.
Fans of J. Michael Straczynski for updates from the man himself and mods.
***The Zocalo Today is a great place to read news and fun stuff from fans.***
***Babylon 5 Facebook Group is a fan group. It is quite busy, with over 17,000 members.***
I have started a new Babylon 5 page at Facebook and we are eager to get new members.
Babylon 5 Fans and Friends is a new group. Come join us!



** September Birthdays**
Pat Tallman - September 4
Cinzia Zanetti - September 5
Robin Atkin Downes - September 6
Mira Furlan - September 7
Walter Koenig - September 14
Paul Williams - September 19
Robert Rusler - September 20
Gary Cole - September 20
Bear Burge - September 23
Jason Carter - September 23
Manny Case - September 23


Send us your news~!
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In the last four weeks, there have been six works added to the New Year's Resolutions collection. Enjoy!

See works in Chess - Rice/Ulvaeus/Andersson, The Bourne Supremacy (2004), #FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives - Anonymous, Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night & Related Fandoms, Zootopia (2016), and Constantine (2005) )


Challenge information )


Fics written for the purpose of re-qualifying for Yuletide must be posted before signing up to Yuletide 2017 (ie, before October 9 and ideally before October 1). You have two weeks! They must also be over 1,000 words and written to a previous Yuletide prompt. The fandom in which they are written must still be small enough to qualify for Yuletide (in brief: there are fewer than 1,000 fics each (that are over 1,000 words, in English, and complete) when adding the total fics on AO3 and ff.net).


Recent posts of interest:
Praise Your Fandoms post on LJ | on DW
Misses Clause Challenge on LJ | on DW
Writing Meetups Post on DW

Cool things

Sep. 24th, 2017 10:56 pm
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- I'm really happy to see [community profile] 50books_poc active again. I used to get tons of recs from it and am looking forward to it broadening my reading again.


- be yourself my ally A Wonder Woman fic featuring Etta/Diana. Pretending to be lovers is such a fun trope and it's deftly applied to a great pairing here. Themyscira was my favorite part of the movie so it made me happy to see it explored a bit here. I love how the author fleshed out Etta - her down-to-earthness, her warmth, her pragmatism and her ability to enjoy the little things. And I really appreciate how she portraits her as a queer lady who has had relationships with other queer ladies and who knows her worth.


- The Superhusbands Aluminum Anniversary Anthology is out! If you're into Steve/Tony at all, go check it out. It contains nearly 600 pages of new fanfic and fanart and is available for download for free.

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Sep. 24th, 2017 07:03 am
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Poem #24: Ode to Autumn

Sep. 24th, 2017 08:28 am
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You can see, smell and even feel the season in this poem.

~~

Ode To Autumn

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimmed their clammy cell.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reaped furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings, hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,---
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir, the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft,
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.


by John Keats

Poem #23: September

Sep. 23rd, 2017 10:35 am
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This one is, unfortunately, still pertinent.

~~

September, 1918

This afternoon was the colour of water falling through sunlight;
The trees glittered with the tumbling of leaves;
The sidewalks shone like alleys of dropped maple leaves,
And the houses ran along them laughing out of square, open windows.
Under a tree in the park,
Two little boys, lying flat on their faces,
Were carefully gathering red berries
To put in a pasteboard box.
Some day there will be no war,
Then I shall take out this afternoon
And turn it in my fingers,
And remark the sweet taste of it upon my palate,
And note the crisp variety of its flights of leaves.
To-day I can only gather it
And put it into my lunch-box,
For I have time for nothing
But the endeavour to balance myself
Upon a broken world.


~~Amy Lowell
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playing Dragon Age: Origins. Duncan was a babe, but I've moved on to Alistair because he plays with my dog. in googling which gifts go to who I discovered what kind of fucked-up endings can happen with him if you're not playing a Human Noble, so I'm just chilling and figuring out where to go from here.


[insert rant about old white dude coming out to the land and feeling entitled to tell me what I can and cannot do with my life here]

said old white dude stomped off like a prissy little bitch when I told him to change his tone while he was talking to my mother, that she does not deserve being berated by him, so whatever you fucker, get off my land.

still have to jump through old white dude's hoops though because my mother forgot to send in the money for the land, and now we're on the verge of being foreclosed on. AGAIN. lolololol I want to die.


not getting writing done because of aforementioned hoops and also because I have to do a lot of shit outside in the small spurts of shade we get during the day. I've had a migraine nonstop since I posted the last fic, tbh, and that hasn't helped much. the only reason I'm playing DA:O is because the camera control via keyboard slows the swing down enough that it doesn't exacerbate things. which is good? but also doesn't help with productivity.

just took a benadryl for the itching/sneezing/post-nasal, so I should pass out in a couple hours. it is now raining for the first time in two weeks, whoopie. guess I'll go see about killing the zombie horde or whatever is pouring out of that castle, blah.


comments disabled because I have no wherewithal to respond to anything, soz.

For allbingo

Sep. 22nd, 2017 06:20 pm
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Title: Dawn of Destruction

Summary: Bespin is evacuated, and Rey has to face Kylo Ren once more.

Prompt: Abandon Ship!

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Was about to get a continuation of my "Shara Lives" story -- and I will get to that, never fear -- but let's say a bit of a recent revelation of awful about The Last Jedi sort of got me typing in my main verse again. Anyway, here's the Bespin evacuation scene.

Fic under cut. )

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