Day 1 Reveals 2017

Aug. 17th, 2017 09:19 am
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die before Methuselah (Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] girlmarauders, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Padme and Obi-Wan in self-imposed exile on Tatooine.

A Surprise at the Ball (Allerleirauh | All-Kinds-Of-Fur (Fairy Tale))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] LadyBrooke, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] podfic_lover
Summary: Allerleirauh, from the perspective of the officials and newspapers.

Choose Your Own Inquisitor (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] Kess, [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong, [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: A Choose Your Own Adventure story, DAI style.

Those who try to take a stroll, Are sure to get the klink (Captain America (Movies), Captain America - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] zombieunicorn, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Vaysh
Summary: After the Battle of Azzano, Bucky is somehow the senior most officer of the 107th left alive. Now, keeping his guys breathing is a much bigger war that fighting the Krauts.

The Pesky Superhero Job (Leverage, Supergirl (TV 2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] theleanansidhe
Summary: The crew decide to take down a white collar criminal in National City. It goes about as well as expected.

Five Times Christian Eriksen Helped His Teammates With Their Problems (Football RPF)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] ItsADrizzit, [archiveofourown.org profile] WhiteHaru37, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] annapods, [archiveofourown.org profile] Arioch, [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] frecklebombfic, [archiveofourown.org profile] fulldaysdrive, [archiveofourown.org profile] ItsADrizzit, [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] WhiteHaru37, [archiveofourown.org profile] wingedwords
Summary: Christian Eriksen has a lot of love for his Hotspur teammates, even if it does get him caught up in their antics and drama.
In which Chris just wants to ignore his feelings, Dele and Dier need to talk it out, Son Heung-min is a ridiculous human being, and everyone sends far too many text messages.

A Place at Home in the Stars (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies), Iron Man (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] DuendeVerde4
Summary: Peter totally doesn't like-like Tony Stark, except that he does.

Love at First Swipe (Les Misérables - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] within_a_dream, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] fulldaysdrive
Summary: This is going to be Cosette's year. She's going off to college, which means she can turn over a new leaf and start dating. If that means working up the nerve to use Tinder, so be it.
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Title: Burn Your Castles Down
Author: blackkat
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Naruto
Pairings: Orochimaru/Jiraya
Rating: Teen
Length: 1:47:36
Size: 148.1MB
Music: It's a monster! by Slayers BGM
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: Even monsters can be human. Of confrontations, choices made, and a small change that could very well shake the foundations of the world.

Part 2 of the Cry Havoc series

Link: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3

Wednesday Reading

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:54 am
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i can't actually say it's been a slow reading week, since I plowed through the remaining 21 volumes of Pandora Hearts. I also read an on-line, one volume, one-shot yaoi called One Yen Man / 1-en Otoko as well as got through volume 2 of another manga called Bunny Drop last night, which I mentioned here previously (and I have volumes 3-6 on my TBR pile).

It's funny how, despite the number of pages that the above represents, I always feel like I've read NOTHING when I've only read manga.  That's kind of sad, because, obviously, graphic novels and manga are just as "real" reading as any traditional novel.  I don't really know why I buy into the idea that somehow they're 'lesser.' 

Speaking of my my TBR pile, on it is a graphic novel called Skim by Marika Tamaki / Jillian Tamaki, a traditional novel called The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North, the second collected volume of Bitch Planet, Bitch Planet: President Bitch by Kelly Sue Decconnick / Valantine DeLandro, and a graphic novel The Stoneman Mysteries: Book One by Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple / Orion Zangara.

We'll see how much of this I get through in a week.  I need to at least get though The Stoneman Mysteries since I told Twin Cities Geek that I'd review that one for them.  Adam is, of course, a local author and Twin Cities Geeks likes to highlight the local interest stuff whenever possible.  

Meanwhile, I still have a pretty intense case of the blahs.  I blame the weather and the Nazis.

Posting Schedule 2017

Aug. 14th, 2017 11:46 pm
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Here's the posting schedule. The mods will reveal the work on AO3, so all participants might want to do on that day is update the posting date on their work, so it'll show up on fandom RSS feeds. Unfortunately, AO3 won't let you list a posting date in the future, so you'll have to manually change it on the day you want it to show on the RSS.

Please be sure to have your work ready for your reveal day, with the podfic links and streaming in the body of the work. The mods will check all posts prior to their posting date and contact you with any issues we see, but please double-check your own posts as well in case we miss something. Mods will reveal on AO3 and crosspost to this comm on DW and Tumblr. Once the project is live, you're free to crosspost wherever else you'd like.

Reminder #1: Party Favors are due August 26, and will be posted August 27.
Reminder #2: To those participants with extensions, please remember that your due date is our agreed-upon extension date, not your posting date. However, if you would like to turn in a postable draft at your deadline and then update it between then and your posting date, you may.

Schedule )

Random Stuff

Aug. 14th, 2017 05:50 pm
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Let's see. What's been going on with me?

Last night Mason and I went to a vigil for Charlottesville at Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun,) over in Minneapolis.  Did we end racism by gathering. listening to a few speakers, lighting candles, and singing a few songs?  No, of course not.  But I needed to get out of the house and be with likeminded people, and that helped. The Minneapolis weather witches kept us dry, providing a break in the drizzle. Once we were safely home, the sky opened up and all the rain came down. It was a howler, as they say.

It's been very rainy here and that has done very little to improve my mood.  It's supposed to rain all week. It's also a busy work week for me, I work Tuesday night and Thursday afternoon (and maybe Saturday, too. I'll have to check the calendar.) 

So, I dunno, just sort of blah. You?

Podficcer Check-In #2

Aug. 13th, 2017 05:54 pm
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Only two more months before posting begins! Time to check-in and let us all know how you're doing. What's your latest progress? Need help with anything?

Are you approximately 60% finished with your podfic? Submit a request for cover art by Friday, August 18: https://goo.gl/forms/SRnQsgZTxqNX7HsI3

Files to restore to the archive

Aug. 12th, 2017 06:31 pm
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Archivists, I'm not sure what the status is regarding restoring files to the archive, but so many of mine are still missing. 
A friend has uploaded several for me, so I thought I'd drop you the link so you can grab them and re-upload, if that's possible?

Link is here and the zip contains the following
Ach, Das Knaben Augen (mp4)
Je te Veux

As well as some older podfics that I think have been restored to the archive already

hope this helps!

Outlands, chapter 2

Aug. 11th, 2017 05:17 pm
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Link to all chapters


Chapter 2 )

For people familiar with previous postings of this fic, I have made very small changes to fix minor continuity errors, and tightened up a few lines here and there, that's all.

For those not familiar with Outlands, this was a fic I wrote fast and furiously back when I'd run out of inspiration for more "serious" work (serious in quotes, as it was mostly fanfics and the level of seriousness there is capped IMO). It's meant to be a fun read above all else. I hope you enjoy :)

[LOTR] waving flares in the air

Aug. 9th, 2017 10:50 pm
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A fiery sun overlaid with the text "waving flares in the air" nestles between a fall of golden hair over leather and chainmail armor

Title: waving flares in the air
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Cosmogyral
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] Chestnut_filly
Fandom: LOTR
Pairing: Éowyn/Faramir
Rating: G
Summary: "The light enters the room before Éowyn does, a rolling dry heat with it; just enough warning for Faramir to close one book and open another. She enters hard on its heels. 'Hail, Steward, from the south fair tidings,' she says, pulling off her helm halfway through, so the words are muffled. 'I can’t stay long. I came to give you word of Harad and your brother. (A Galadriel-accepts-the-ring AU.)"
Length: 7:35

Mediafire download link
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Outlands, link to all chapters

Aug. 9th, 2017 11:23 pm
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Link to all arcs and free-standing chapters of 'Outlands'.


Ratings and warnings:
m/m original fiction
Complete bastardization of physics and history
Ratings on chapters vary from mild language to violence, sexual content and nudity (Viewer Discretion Advised on those chapters, please read responsibly)

First arc: "Breaking out"


Chapter 1
Chapter 2

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Before I start posting Outlands, I want to say a quick thanks to readers from LJ and elsewhere who've commented, critiqued, poked, praised and prodded me over the years. I really did enjoy the comments. Someone - I'm sorry, I can't find the post or message now - suggested I put up the written and half written chapters As Is, so people who wanted to could read them whatever shape they were in. I thought that was a good idea, as I did feel sad that I hadn't finished the bloody thing. I started re-reading Outlands and the extra chapters to see what I had to work with.

While doing so, I was listening for the first time to a new-ish album from Hubert Felix Thiefaine, whose songs inspired my Maldoror handle, some of my visuals and a fair chunk of my weirdness, the bit that wasn't innate. The second song I ran was Fièvre Resurrectionelle.

6 milliards de fantômes cherchent la sortie
avec des sonotones & des cannes assorties
mais toi tu viens d'ailleurs, d'une étrange spirale
d'un maelström unique dans la brèche spatiale


In English, with my own translation (I prefer to do things myself, I'm stupid and stubborn that way):

"6 billion ghosts look for the exit
with sonotones and matching canes-
but you, you come from elsewhere, from a strange spiral
from a unique maelstrom in a spatial breach".

OKAY! I told my iPhone. I'LL FINISH OUTLANDS! Geez.

Reading

Aug. 9th, 2017 08:43 am
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 It's Wednesday already again. It was a good week for reading, probably because of our extended stay up at our friends' cabin.  So, stuff I read:

Spells of Blood and Kin by Claire Humphrey. A book I didn't expect to like, but ended up falling into easily.  It's about a Russian-Canadian witch and berserker/werewolf/vampires (?) I'm not quite sure how to explain the Kin, and that's the part I figured that I'd find stupid, but I really didn't.  It's one of those pseudo-literary novels where it's kind of also about families, both blood and made.  I ended up enjoying it.  

Then, I read half of Emmi Itäranta's The Weaver, because I was hoping for a sequel to The Memory of Water, which I really loved. Alas, this is not what I was looking for and so am giving up on it.  It's just a little bit TOO poetic for me.

I also read a graphic novel called Just So Happens by Fumio Obata. It's about a Japanese woman who has moved to London to pursue a career in some kind of design work. She's struggling with settling in, and then gets the call that her father died in a hiking accident.  She returns to Japan to try to figure out if she still belongs there.  It's kind of a non-story, in that nothing is resolved.  Our heroine never entirely feels at home anywhere.  The art is pretty, though.  It's a fast read. 

I got through half of the Pandora Hearts manga volumes that I took out of the library. (I took out six, read three so far). Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki is about... huh, how do I describe this thing? There's a rich/tragic little lordling named Oz, who gets caught up in a supernatural adventure, probably because he's the key to some mystery involving "the Abyss," and ends up in a contract with a devil.  I'm still not sure how I feel about this series. I watched the first 7 episodes of the anime on Hulu and am finding it compelling... enough. I think my problem is with the main character.  His daddy issues really just don't interest me, and my sympathy for royal dukes only goes so far.  I'm kind of the opposite of your average romance reader (at least the ones who seem to get a lot of books targeted at them, at any rate,) in that you really have to work overtime to get me to give ANY f*cks about rich aristocrats and their "tragedies."  Just slapping a title on a character does nothing for me--well, other than infuriate me. Luckily, our poor little rich boy has a companion that I like better. Sadly, it's turning out that he's a lost prince with a tragic backstory, too, so possibly there's no one in this story that will appeal to me. The only thing that's keeping me hanging on ATM is that there's a scene with the character I like (Raven) wherein his overlord accuses him of feeling "abnormally" towards Oz, which is Japanese code for gay, so here's hoping that Raven is queer AF.

Hoping a manga/anime character will turn out to be canonically gay never ends well, so probably this is an exercise in frustration all around.  Ah, well, I have nothing else to watch while doing the dishes currently, so I will keep with this.

You?

LZ coordinates confirmed

Aug. 8th, 2017 10:06 pm
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First post, just to give myself a starting point. I'm an LJ evacuee - a bit late, I know, I was buried under a rock for a few years. I will be using this spot to post all chapters of my o-fic Outlands (started in 2009, completely unrelated to Outlander), plus new chapters to come soon.
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I got a review today on one of my rare porn fics saying it was "cute, albeit fetishy."

...

It's an explicit kinkmeme prompt fill. It was clearly tagged as such. I really don't know what else they were expecting.

Life and Such

Aug. 8th, 2017 09:18 am
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 We went to Whole Foods yesterday, thinking to have a nice lunch after soap shopping. It was a disappointment.

I don't know what I was expecting exactly, but Mason had been looking forward to samosas and chicken marsala, both of which he's had before at the Whole Foods deli and really enjoyed. They didn't have any samosas and their chicken marsala was watery and the chunks of chicken were so big that they didn't absorb very much flavor.  It was kind of a bust. (My sushi was good, but...)

We did manage to find some fun soaps, however. There was even a scent called "dirty hippy." Mason was surprised when I guessed that it was basically patchouli.  He didn't buy it, but I could see he was tempted just because of the name. 

Since we were out driving around, we decided to head out to the Ramsey County Library to pick up the books that had come in for me. I requested the first four volumes of Pandora Hearts, which is an anime I started watching.  I figured I might actually be able to plow through it a little faster if I read it.  I'm not very good at binge watching, alas.  Binge reading? Yes. Watching, not so much for some reason. At any rate, I picked them all up and also found a few more on the shelves, so now I have the first seven to read.

From there, Mason talked me into stopping at Game Stop and picking up "Street Fighter" because we've been looking for a game that we can play together. I really like racing him in Mario Carts, but I think he feels bad for me because I'm SO TERRIBLE at it. He'll come in #1 and I'll be dead last. The point is, even though *I* found that fun, he really wanted something we'd be more equally matched in. "Street Fighter" totally works, because a button masher like me can totally win.  In fact, I easily won half of the time.  I think we've found our game.

Because Mason really craved samosas, we managed to talk Shawn into going out to the Indian place for dinner last night. (We like "Taste of India" in Maplewood.) Mason tried vindaloo chicken, Shawn had her usual chicken marsala, and I had curried veggies.  By chance at the restaurant, we ran into our friends Sean Murphy and Katherine Carlson who were coming back from Mankato, after having, unsuccessfully, tried to get into see the Viking's training camp.  They'd also stopped at "Minnesota's Largest Candy Store" on the way back, though Katherine thought the amount of candy on display was almost "obscene." I'm not sure I disagree, but, for me, that's half of the fun of that place. (I'm guessing they managed more virtue than we did. We left with a huge bagful, which was pretty obscene all by itself, after all.)  So we kind of chatted over the booths for a while, but we'd gotten there earlier, so we left after a few minutes.  Still, it was neat to see them. It's been a while, and Sean is one of my very best friends. (I was reminded, seeing him, that we still haven't made it to "Spider-Man: Homecoming.")  

I think I fell into a food coma after that.  I read a little bit in bed, but next thing I knew it was morning.  :-)

Tonight: Twins Game! We should have good weather for it. I will take a lot of pictures.
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1. Called Vicky Saturday evening and talked about various things for a hour or two.

2. Changed linens.

3. Bought Susan's birthday present. I started by going to the Farmer's Market down at Steamboat Landing, but they didn't have anything that really jumped out at me. So I drove up the west shore of the lake to American Winery and bought her three types of specialty fudge. I am mostly neutral on Americana's wines -- a few each year are pretty good, most are okay, a few are emphatically not to my taste -- but I have never yet disliked any of their fudge varieties, so. I got her Maple Bacon Chocolate, Amaretto Chocolate Swirl, and Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry. :)

more items under the cut )

21. Susan's birthday celebration! We met at the G family house around 7pm, where Cat and I admired Susan's kitten (Abbie, a gray tabby with white socks and a bit of tan around her ankles) and Susan opened our gifts.

Then we went to Yuki Hana, a local sushi place, for dinner. We got three items to share: unagi don, orange dragon rolls, and ume-shiso rolls; before the main course, Susan and I each had miso soup and Cat had the complimentary salad that came with the unagi don. We declined desert, but received a plate with three watermelon slices apparently just because, which was unexpected but tasty. I had to preemptively take a Benadryl because of raw avocado and cucumber, but it was totally worth it. :)

After dinner, we returned to the G family house and chatted for a while before Susan suggested we try some of the fudge I'd gotten her. Rev. and Mrs. G were invited to join in, and the general consensus was that fudge is good. (This is not a terribly controversial conclusion, I feel. *wry*) We enlisted Rev. G to take pictures of the three of us before Cat had to bail (since she needed to get some sleep before driving to Pennsic on Monday), and I am very glad we were able to get together like that. :D

22. Finished the beta draft of "Intervention" (my WIP Big Bang fic) and sent it to beta. \o/

23. Drove back to Ithaca. I should mention at this point that on both the drive down and the drive up, I was listening to a lecture series on tape: The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes, by Prof. Kenneth W. Harl of Tulane, which is part of the Great Courses series. There are 36 lectures in total, two per CD, and I have gotten through 17 of them. (I started on lecture 3, since Mom and I listened to some of them on a previous car trip and while I couldn't remember exactly where we left off, I knew it was past the first CD.)

I don't know why I never tried listening to nonfiction audiobooks or audio lectures on car trips before. (I specify nonfiction because I find fiction audiobooks intensely distracting; the voices never quite match what's in my head, and also the pacing tends to be indefinably wrong.) But listening to lectures while driving uses one problem to solve another in the most beautiful way. First, the lectures help me stay alert and focused on the road in a way that I otherwise find difficult -- caffeine is not infallible, and music gets samey after a while -- because I have to be paying attention to what the lecturer is saying, and relating it to previous lectures and my own general understanding of world history. Second, driving is a visual/kinesthetic task that eats up enough of my concentration that I actually CAN pay attention to the audio input, which is something I otherwise find nearly impossible and have had to resort to sewing projects or coloring books in order to listen to occasional podcasts that I decided were important enough to make the effort.

Anyway, I think I can get at least one more round trip to NJ and back out of this lecture series -- and then probably down to NJ again -- but after that I need to look into my local library's audio offerings, because I didn't get drifty even once on this trip, and I promise you it's not because I'd gotten any more sleep than usual. *wry*

...

And that is that, and I really have to remember to make these posts more often because covering ten days at once is ridiculous.

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