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This book is a fantastic example of why I love Science Fiction: alien cultures, developments over loooong time spans, humans at the very edge and beyond their understanding and horizon. I loved it. It's half fascinating and never dry spider civilization worldbuilding and half about the last humans trying to survive in an ark ship; the way they mirrored and played off each other was great, but the contact moments were the best.

More details with spoilers )
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Eight episodes was probably a good length for The Defenders, both because it made for a quick watch and because it was, like, an inch deep.

The Defenders )

Given the way this season has been going I should probably talk about the last couple of episodes of Game of Thrones before the finale either leaks or some intern at HBO accidentally posts it.

GoT, eps 5 & 6 )

Ko-fi

Aug. 21st, 2017 05:44 pm
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Many thanks to everyone who donated over on my Ko-fi page. ♥♥♥

I'm still going to be putting up a virtual garage sale post later in the week, after I more time to go through things and get a list together, but thank you! I very much appreciate it.

If any of you would like a fic from me as thanks, just leave a comment or send me a message. As long as it's a fandom that I'm familiar with, I'd be glad to write something for you.

Prompt for 2017-08-21

Aug. 21st, 2017 12:53 pm
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Today's prompt is "looking up".

(Shout out to everyone watching today's total solar eclipse!)

Grr. Argh.

Aug. 20th, 2017 09:02 pm
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[personal profile] settiai
I would like to state, for the record, that I seriously hate having finances that are in a state where all it takes is one unexpected larger expense to send me panicking. :-/

So, yes, it's looking like my tentative plans to make it to PAX Unplugged are crashing and burning at the moment. And there's a very good chance that I'm not going to have enough money to cover some bills that will be popping up in the next 2-3 weeks, which means I'm probably going to be going through my belongings and putting up another virtual garage sale post in the next few days.

Mainly because the universe fucking hates me right now. Apparently, at least.

It's been awhile since I posted it, so here's my Ko-fi page if anyone has an extra couple of dollars to spare. If anyone makes a donation, I'd be glad to try to write you a short fic in a fandom that I know. And, like I said before, I'll probably be posting a bunch of books and DVDs (and probably some other stuff as well) for sale in the next few days if anyone's interested in such things.

La semaine de la review

Aug. 20th, 2017 06:51 pm
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...ou "review week" (à ne pas confondre avec la Semaine du Commentaire, qui est française et sur ffnet ;-) )

J'ai vu ça sur tumblr, mais ils encourageaient à faire circuler sur différentes plate-formes. Le but est de faire une review par jour (au moins) pendant la semaine du 20 au 27.

Il y a même des thèmes (optionnels, mais les thèmes me motivent) et des encouragements à faire des recs sur les meilleures.

Voilà les thèmes !

Sunday, August 20th: the most recent fic you read
Monday, August 21st: a fic in your bookmarks or read later (or open tabs, or fic recs, or……)
Tuesday, August 22nd: review something that hasn’t updated in a while
Wednesday, August 23rd: review a short fic
Thursday, August 24th: review a fic with less than ten comments
Friday, August 25th: review something you’ve already reviewed
Saturday, August 26th: review a guilty pleasure fic
Sunday, August 27th (BONUS): review every chapter of a long fic

Ou, en français

Dimanche 20 août : La dernière fic que vous avez lue
Lundi 21 août : Une fic dans vos bookmarks, fics à lire plus tard, onglets ouverts, etc
Mardi 22 août : Une fic qui n'a pas été mise à jour depuis longtemps
Mercredi 23 août : une fic courte
Jeudi 24 août : Une fic avec moins de 10 commentaires
Vendredi 25 août : Une fic que vous avez déjà reviewée
Samedi 26 août : Un plaisir coupable
Dimanche 27 août (bonus) : Chaque chapitre d'une fic longue.

Prompt for 2017-08-20

Aug. 20th, 2017 09:15 am
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Today's prompt is "a day of roses".

Fic Rec: Stargate Mini!Jack page.....

Aug. 19th, 2017 04:34 pm
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OMG, I forgot about this prompt thing... what are they called anyway?

It's "101 Times JD Neilson Hitched a Ride" with short stories by different folks, all crossovers, based on the idea of Jack O'Neil's clone hitching a ride with someone from a different fandom.

http://synecdochic.dreamwidth.org/364597.html

In the suds

Aug. 19th, 2017 09:15 pm
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I finally got to the end of my Kindle reading list... just in time for Amazon UK to have a sale on Georgette Heyer books. So I promptly ten and thought to myself that I'd read them in between other things. A little bit of light-hearted, sparkling historical romance is good for my brain from time to time.

It was a very good plan. But I've just started my fifth Georgette Heyer novel in two weeks and I haven't read anything else at all. I'd contemplate asking for an intervention but I'm giggling too much to care :)

Stupid foot!

Aug. 19th, 2017 03:43 pm
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I haven't been posting on DW or LJ recently. I really need to post pictures of what I did in pottery this semester.

I also need to have surgery on my foot. I chipped a bone in my foot. I've been seeing two different podiatrists (insurance change) and having it wrapped, but the darned little chip is still there. The newest doctor told me that wrapping it, and taking Nsaids is just sort of putting a bandaid on a wound, and it's time to think about surgery.

I'll admit that I agree, because I'm tired of wrapping my foot when I go anywhere. And Leo lost the little metal clasps for my newest wrap, he knocked them under a piece of furniture I can't lift. So I use a few stitches to hold it in place. Sigh.

And you have to wash the darned wraps, because they get smelly after awhile if you don't.

Surgery is slated for the first Friday in September. I'll have to take two weeks off, because the foot needs to be elevated as much as possible while the stitches are still in. Otherwise swelling occurs, and the doc said that would be uncomfortable.

Sigh...... I *think* I could afford two weeks off. I'll see how it goes.

Anyway.....

I really need to update more often. Will go check my friends' statuses (stati? statui?) now.

Mème à tropes

Aug. 19th, 2017 02:28 pm
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Pris à [livejournal.com profile] jyanadavega.

3 types d'histoires dont je ne me lasserais probablement jamais

* Tension romantique et sexuelle entre ennemis ! Dans un cadre où l'opposition est suffisamment forte pour que maintenir une romance soit difficile (pas de la rivalité sportive, quoi ^^) Souvent ce sont des ex, mais pas forcément.

* Fusion contes de fées. Que ce soit un univers alternatifs complet, ou juste des personnages qui se retrouvent à vivre des événements proches d'un conte de fées.

* Contrôle mental érotique (consensuel ou pas). C'est juste le kink qui marche le mieux sur moi

Read more... )

Spectre Requisitions

Aug. 18th, 2017 05:05 pm
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There's an exchange called Spectre Requisitions, which is for rarer 'ships in the Mass Effect fandom. It's a lot of fun, and I've participated in it the last two years.

Anyway, I seriously lucked out on my gifts this year, so I need to flail about them a little. I know that I have some Mass Effect fans over here on DW, so maybe some of you will of interest.

First, for a treat, I received a lovely piece of artwork. ♥ I absolutely adore F!Shepard/Garrus/Tali (to the point that 15% of the works on the AO3 about that relationship are fics by me), so I was absolutely thrilled to get the notification for that.

But my actual gift really wins everything. Because someone wrote me 22k words of Ashley/F!Shepard/Kaidan, based on a prompt that I've included in various exchanges for something like three or four years now. It's amazing, and you should totally go read it if you're even remotely intrigued by the idea of that relationship.
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saw the rifftrax "the five doctors" live show last night with a couple friends. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS EXPERIENCE. :D

SSHG Giftfest

Aug. 18th, 2017 05:52 pm
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[personal profile] kerravonsen
It has come around again.

2017 banner 1


I'm torn about whether I will sign up or not.

I made two works for the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_promptfest, and put them up on my Etsy store, thinking that at least somebody in the fest would give them a good home... and not a whisper. I think it was even more deeply discouraging because there were folks who commented on my fest entries (before the reveal) that they wanted them... but obviously didn't want them enough to buy them when I pointed out (after the reveal) that they could...

This is deeply frustrating, because I find it really fulfilling to make wearable art, but since I've run out of friends to give my SS/HG works to (they have said that they now have too much to wear...) then the only other way to give them a good home is to sell them; to sell them at a price that actually reflects what they are worth. But if nobody will buy them, then what is the point of making them, if they won't be worn by anybody?

(sigh)

Hence, I am torn.

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