fic report

Oct. 15th, 2017 09:45 pm
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Between a tax deadline and a ptsd episode, I haven't been able to write much, except for that yuletide treat which is my indulgence fic.

* Coursera Character week 2 story (326/300-600)

* Coursera Character week 3 story (0/700-1000)
* Coursera Character week 4 story (0/1000)
* Yuletide story (0/1000+)
* Yuletide treat #1 (777/1000+)


* PODSA mpreg (2264/whatever)
* Star Wars auction fic (713/1000+)
* PODSA Victory Eve sequel (110/whatever)
* AIRPF AU with [personal profile] rajkumari905 (3316/whatever)
* AIRPF auction fic (0/1000+)

Looking Forward

Oct. 15th, 2017 12:02 pm
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* Coursera Setting week 4 story (508/500-750)
* Coursera Character week 1 story (394/400)
* PODSA gift story (1781)

Three in the Bed (933 words) by celli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pod Save America (RPF)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jon Lovett/Jon Favreau/Tommy Vietor
Characters: Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor
Additional Tags: Bedsharing, Glasses, Light Dom/sub, sex tears
There's just so much going on - in one week we got Lovett tweeting bedsharing jokes, Lovett's glasses, Lovett fake crying, and "handsome people" telling Lovett what to do in "my work AND home life." So this fic happened. End of summary.

* Coursera Character week 2 story (0/300-600)

* PODSA mpreg (2264/whatever)
* Star Wars auction fic (713/1000+)

* PODSA Victory Eve sequel (110/whatever)
* AIRPF AU with [personal profile] rajkumari905 (3316/whatever)
* AIRPF auction fic (0/1000+)

Sunday afternoon bibbles

Oct. 8th, 2017 02:53 pm
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I have friends coming over in a couple of hours, so I'm cleaning the apartment one chunk at a time, resting so it doesn't hurt my back...and because resting is fun. :)

I'll post my fic report later, because I'm not done for the day - doing a write-in with said friends. I'm falling behind on my Coursera classes, so I have two assignments to catch up on. One is actually fanfic - I'm writing a short Wonder Woman piece that I'll probs post when it's finished. Then, on to Star Wars and mpreg, probably. (The two are unrelated, not that Star Wars mpreg wouldn't be FASCINATING.)

Work is super stressful - I cried at my desk Friday. I have a major deadline coming up in a week. Then hopefully I won't be as revved up all day at work and can go back to enjoying myself.

Tomorrow is the Pod Save America tour. All four of the hosts! Live in front of me! Being...them! *looks faint*
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There's a class of questions where I don't ever want to know the actual answer. Like, what do you call m/m bandfic featuring the Guns N' Roses lead guitarist?
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Dear Yuletide Author!

Oct. 8th, 2017 12:06 pm
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Dear Yuletide Author, thank you so much for writing for me! Mainly, write what comes to you, and I will be happy. Please no gore or horribly sad endings!

The Witcher, Geralt, Emhyr
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Dracula: the Series, Alexander Lucard
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Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon, Eric the Cavalier
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Dragonriders of Pern, Menolly, Robinton
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Dune, Paul Atreides, Feyd-Rautha, Stilgar
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Rome, Octavian, Pullo, Vorenus
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Five Things SoyAlex Said

Oct. 7th, 2017 09:32 am
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This will be, all else willing, my Dear Yuletide Author letter! If something happens and I don't get to it, consider yourself free to write anything except for the big DNWs!

Do Not Want: death, including mention of canonical deaths; non-consensual or abusive relationships of any kind (not just sexual); cruelty or violence to animals, yes, not even that terrible penguin Lauren Bacall.

ETA Sat Oct 14: actual letter!

John Finnemore's Double Acts

George Bunning, Søndergaard

Aaaaaaah! I've had so much pure, old-fashioned squee about this sketch ever since I heard the draft version in a grimy pub in Kilburn. The final, diamond-polish radio version seems like it doesn't need anything more, all loose ends tied up in a perfect Finnemorian bow, and yet - I believe in fanfiction. :D

My preference would be for subtext-made-text, but if you're in it for the friendship only, that is also lovely and heart-warming!

Loose ideas rattling around in the brain, use or ignore as you feel:

Whew, that was a narrow escape! One missed signal and Søndergaard wouldn't have got his island. While I don't like dwelling on any sad alternative endings, I think they've both earned that brandy and some poorly expressed emotional fallout.

Does Søndergaard learn some Morse code, eventually? (Perhaps Bunning's worry that he'll get into some trouble and not know how to radio for help pushes him to insist on some lessons, in his own peculiar British way of showing worry. Or perhaps Søndergaard does get into trouble, and sends a string of Morse Vs that only Bunning can decode.)

What does the "governor's mansion" look like, how do you hide it from view? :O (We hear a door, so it can't be an igloo...)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

Snowman, Casterbridge; Scottish Bodyguard, Cheeky Bodyguard

Not all characters are required! You can choose between the B-team detectives[1] (Casterbridge & Snowman) or the brave Bodyguards.

[1] B is for Biscuit isle, of course.

I'd like some more wacky adventures from either of the two comedic duos.

Perhaps the PM - sorry, Pelican, does get attacked. With a pie, Bill Gates style. Who's the brave soul who jumps in front of the flying pastry? What are other codenames for famous and infamous public figures?

Do the store detectives run across a well organised team of pastry pilferers?

As I specified in the signup, you don't have to have all four characters. Far be it from me to stop you if you're feeling inspired to link them together in the same story! But it's not required or expected.


Liz, The Player, Einstein the Cat

Of all the figures in the game, it's Liz that I don't quite have a handle on. I know that's not saying much, given how few humans are present in the subnet. :D Still, I'd like to know more about her and about her own journey, research, and discovery into and of the subnet. The game placed her into a somewhat stereotypical female role - the Mother, the Healer - but she's also an individual, more than an archetype.

My favourite games in the series are The Lighthouse, The Temple, The Plan, and The Exit. I like the Basement and The Lab too, though. I guess it would be more true to say that I don't particularly like The Loop and The Edge, but don't let that stop you from including them if the story needs it. I also like the Subnet Extended Exploration non-game, and always wish it would sprout more rooms.

I'm good with fourth wall breaking, sentient cats, crossovers with other SF things. I guess the one thing I'm not comfortable with is having seen Mur and Liz's tombs - I prefer to think they're symbolic. I didn't include Mur in the character list - this doesn't mean I hate him, just that I didn't want the focus to be on him.

Oh, and I love cats. Please don't let anything bad happen to Einstein the Cat. :)

I prefer third person or first person narration, I find second person hard to get into.

The Player character is optional - if you do include them, since The Player is me, I'd prefer if they were female or not gendered.

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Oct. 5th, 2017 06:39 pm
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I just figured out a thing. Part of why I keep tripping up over the Dialectic word in DBT is because I associate it with diametrically opposed, when actually it's about both/and, not either/or opposition. Putting it here to remind myself and in case it helps anyone else who was having the same issue.

OTW Guest Post: Betsy Craig

Oct. 5th, 2017 10:18 am
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