I'm sorry there's no ticky boxes...

Apr. 25th, 2017 09:26 pm
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Poll #18279 First Gaming Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 11

How should I choose games for a 'what to play?' poll?

By System (decide on game system first)
1 (9.1%)

By Genre (decide by genre first)
1 (9.1%)

Alphabetical (pick a letter for the title to start with)
1 (9.1%)

Random (just grab ten random games)
8 (72.7%)

Other (suggestions welcome in the comments)
0 (0.0%)



For those of you who are new to these parts, my gaming backlog is huge. It's been huge, then I went back to school and basically lost most of my gaming time/energy but I didn't entirely stop buying games, plus like when Gamestop was clearancing out PS2 games and whatnot for a couple bucks each, I really loaded up. So we're talking a backlog probably pushing 500 games? Yeah...

Yeaaaah...

I'll leave this open til late Thursday or early Friday, probably. Feel free to ask any questions or just facepalm in my general direction. ^^;;

(as a bonus note - I have some games where I know I'll never be able to beat them, like Ninja Gaiden, where I like the characters/series/story but am just terrible at the actual gameplay. should anything like that win, I'll play up to where I'm capable, youtube the rest, and call it good. actually, for anything else where I just am not enjoying myself, same thing - youtube for story and that's that. or a general 'no, this is just nope' after a respectable stab at playing. I want to have fun, after all, but I don't know where to start.)

ETA: It seems a good idea to note the consoles/handhelds I have around and have games for: list )

ETA2: Most of what I have is RPGs, but also a decent amount of action/adventure/platform/fighting games, some puzzle games, and a handful of racing games, sim-stuff, music games, and probably some other outliers that I'm not thinking of.

[original] electrogastrogram

Apr. 25th, 2017 07:24 pm
kjata: pathologic: the marble nest (set before my fellow-mortals a man)
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Original Fiction
Gaspar Sra/Lewis Tooley (OMC/OMC)
19k words; E for Explicit
A weird fiction erotic romcom with a side-order of body horror that I wrote almost 3 years ago.

"Temporal diffusion," Gaspar repeats, "then they won't quarantine you."

"I could be contagious," Lewis points out. His voice is rough, like he's been screaming recently. He most likely was. Gaspar would totally scream all over the place if he had laid an egg in the shower and didn't know why.


read on ao3

A Thing Or Two

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:45 pm
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I intend to write a follow-up post to this last weekend's post on gatekeeping in fandom, interest-shaming, etc. but it's not going to happen until later in the week. ^^;; I do appreciate all the support. ^_^

Right now, I feel like I'm in hurry-up-and-waaaaait limbo. One more day of class this week, then finals on Monday, graduation next Friday. There are so many things I want to do/plan/etc. and I just need to waaaaait. My current thought on how to organize my days is to roughly plan to clean/work in one room each day of the week (my place roughly breaks down to seven rooms/areas). Add in a short checklist of 'do I need to pay any bills/run any errands/take trash/do special things' for when I first get home from work, and then...

idk, stare at my future? *laughs*

I do want to start exercising, which will probably be walks to the water and some counter push-ups to start, then add in what I can. I want to work through all of my media backlogs, especially all the games I have hanging out. (I should put up a poll for where to start... or a series of polls?)

Hmm...

grargh

Apr. 26th, 2017 09:33 am
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Looks like I'm being dropped back to Team 3 in hockey. I hope it's not skill related - I know I'm better skill-wise than Team 3, but...

I always seem to be the person dropped a grade when it comes to these things, and it's frustrating.

MCU AU fest

Apr. 26th, 2017 08:18 am
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The MCU AUfest profile says there's only 10 sign-ups so far.

D:

If you're thinking of signing up, now is a good time!

Fic: Treasure Hunt

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:39 pm
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I actually wrote this at the same time as Meet Me At Midnight, but it's a little odd, and I forgot about it. However, it finishes off my last prompt for my Fourth Doctor table at [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts, so yay.

Author: [personal profile] lost_spook
Title: Treasure Hunt
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1842 words
Notes/Warnings: For the prompt "steal the gold." Fourth Doctor, Leela, Original Characters, K9. Outsider POV, implied death.
Summary It’s been a frightening day, and now there are some very odd burglars in Miya’s house...

Treasure Hunt on AO3 | also at the Teaspoon.

What I have been watching

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:28 pm
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This week i decided to make peace Versailles, and consequently enjoyed it immensely. And really, most of the things which has irked me, are really only something that (may) annoy you if you know the history, and the real characters of the people. Because let me tell you, the only characters who isn’t wildly out of character at this point are Liselotte and Madame de Montespan. But I buy it, because I love the actors are great, and their acting sell it all to me, even if I know it’s wrong.

I also realise I have expected too much of the show vis a vis the Affair of Poisons. You see, it was HUGE. As in going on for almost a decade and involving hundreds of people. It started out when a woman called Brinvilliers poisoned several members of her family, shocking France because she was both beautiful and upper class. The belief that your outer circumstances like looks and social class, said something about your character, was something widely held back then. And eventually, more and more people were implicated, and as time went, more and more people at court were dragged into it. Louis XIV, who initially was very much for finding all the guilty ones, got a bit of cold feet then. And when the accusations reached Madame de Montespan, he put the lid on it. Parts of the evidence was destroyed, though what was left were enough to executed. And a whole bunch of people who were innocent, but friends and family to the executed, were sent to prison for life, and forbidden to ever speak again. Madame de Montespan was never convicted of anything, but she was sent to a convent. It seems fairly certain there were some burning hot things the king really didn’t want the public to know about. And all this is beyond the scope of Versailles, and I should have realised that- it was just that I would have loved to see the whole, intricate affair being made into TV. But it was so complicated it would need a different kind of show altogether. Versalles focus on Louis XIV, and but necessity the whole thing must be made smaller and more intimate.

Spoilers for Versailles )

Spoilers for The Blacklist )

Rocky Horror Picture Show, remake & original )

As the kid is with his father, we can’t watch Doctor Who<7i> until next Wednesday. We also can’t start with American Gods, which starts on Sunday, until then. I’m very excited over that show!

Music meme, day 3

Apr. 25th, 2017 04:40 pm
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Day Three: A Song Which Reminds You of Summertimee.

During six years in the 90’s we lived in the countryside. The house was old, built in 1850, and was part of a manor house estate. Originally it housed farmworkers, and though small, it had two apartments. Ex and I lived in one, my husband, who wasn’t my husband then, of course, and his then girlfriend Mona lived in the other one. We loved living there, but when the kid came along it became too cramped. The house, which was called “Lugnet” (The Calm), was surrounded by barley fields, and this songs always evoke summer evenings in our garden, surrounded by these acres of golden barley. Drinking wine, talking, watching Mona’s horse, wander the garden, and generally having a lovely time.




Dear Prime Time Player (2017)

Apr. 25th, 2017 03:10 pm
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Hello, I'm [archiveofourown.org profile] kadma. This is my first exchange and I'm super excited! Below, you'll find a list of my general likes and do not wants, followed by a short paragraph per fandom of prompts / suggestions, all of which are optional.

General Likes:
  • PWP / smut
  • feelings / introspection
  • missing scenes / codas
  • in-character dialog makes my heart race
Do-Not-Wants:
  • illegal drugs (inc. marijuana)
  • animal abuse / death
  • alpha / beta / omega and bestiality
  • bodily fluids (kink and non-kink)
  • pregnancy & kid-fic
  • first person POV
  • out of character characters
  • crossovers / aus

REQUESTS

Jane the Virgin
  • Petra Solano / Jane Villanueva
  • Petra Solano & Jane Villanueva
These two! Oh, boy. Their on-off canon friendship is painfully delicious. I just want poor Petra to have something good in her life. Anything goes here: fluffy friendship, pining and adulterous smut, bickering over whose child is the cutest and/or learning the fastest, Jane and Petra watching Frozen because Mateo loves that movie and Petra's slow realisation at the significance of her twins' names, etc. Happy endings are highly requested.

Hannibal (TV)
  • Alana Bloom / Margot Verger
  • Alana Bloom / Bedelia du Maurier
  • Bedelia du Maurier / Chiyoh
Bedelia is such a fascinating character so some psychology allusions during a sexual encounter would be interesting. Chiyoh is a character who was never revisited in canon, so there are a lot of questions here: how do she and Bedelia see each other? What is their relationship like? Do they date? Do they become 'murder wives' when Hannibal & Will vanish? Bonus points for Bedelia coping with her physical disability (amputated leg) during a post-canon encounter with Chiyoh.

Ace Attorney
  • Franziska von Karma / Maya Fey
  • Franziska von Karma / Adrian Andrews
  • Juniper Woods / Athena Cykes
  • Metis Cykes / Aura Blackquill
These ships are the most versatile of my requests! Maya and Franziska's first sexual experience with a woman together, a furiously blushing and extremely shy Adrian asking Franziska out on a date, Juniper and Athena's plans for the future, how the prodigal scientist Aura Blackquill fell in love with a woman with a silly haircut (and then lost her to the cruel hands of fate and was never the same again.)


As you can see, I'm a huge fan of femslash -- every fandom needs some more! Hopefully, these prompts gave you an idea of what sort of stuff I like. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with! <3
kjata: monty python and the holy grail (violence inherent in the system!)
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24/4/1027 wordcount: 425

I'll be finished tomorrow, will post it to the archive the day after. Thank fuck.


To do something completely different with MYWYN this year, I'm considering writing 1k worth of screenplay or teleplay a day. Not worrying about finishing the scripts, just getting as much down on them as humanly possible for the eighty days. Might wimp out and just work on Star Wars fic like last year, though. We'll see :/


Movie meme that everyone is doing:

A Movie I Love: idk. Birdman? Seven Psychopaths? Snowpiercer? I love movies, those are just some of the recent additions.
An Action Movie I Love: Danny The Dog is very violent and very dramatic and made me cry at the end.
A Drama I Love: The Drop.
A Western I Love: Once Upon a Time in the West. Holy crap that movie.
A Horror Movie I Love: Attack the Block. Oh, and [REC]. And and and There Will Be Blood.
A Comedy I Love: Les Visiteurs or La Cage aux Folles will always tie for that spot.
A Romance Movie I Love: Shaun of the Dead is a romance. No really, it is. He gets the girl and the pub in the end, that totally qualifies.
A Noir I Love: Bladerunner is hella noir and nothing you can say will change my mind.
A Disney Movie I Love: siiiiiigh, I don't really have a favourite. All of them are entertaining, but none are near and dear to me.
A Sci Fi Movie I Love: Ex Machina, because of how subtle it is.
An Animated Movie I Love: I love lots and lots of animated movies, but first that comes to mind is AKIRA, I guess.
A Superhero Movie I Love: The second Burton Batman film. Batman Returns? Is that it?
A War Movie I Love: Does Tropic Thunder count? lol or Starship Troopers?
An Exploitation Movie I Love: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension qualifies, yep.
A Musical I Love: Nightmare Before Christmas, maybe?
An Historical Movie I Love: Amadeus.
A Bad Movie I Love: MANOS: The Hand of Fate, though I honestly and genuinely adore a lot of bad movies, MANOS is just an El Paso production so I gotta be loyal here.
A Childhood Favorite: Labyrinth, oh yes.
A Shakespeare Movie I Love: The Fifteen Minute Hamlet is the only Hamlet worth watching. (FUCK KENNETH BRANAGH'S VERSION, HE FUCKING MUMBLES IN THE GRAVEYARD SCENE.)
A Franchise I Love: Anything by the members of Monty Python is part of the Monty Python Franchise, so sayeth I, and so sayeth I love every single one of them. Yes, even Yellowbeard, despite all its problems.
A Trilogy I Love: the Toy Story trilogy, I guess. The 3rd one made me cry, just like it did for everyone else.
A Guilty Pleasure I Love: Kingsman: The Secret Service. It's so trashy, and yet so so good.
A Movie Recently Seen: Rewatched The Hound of The Baskervilles (1978) this morning. Yay for Pete and Dud.
My Favourite of This Year: Haven't seen any new films yet this year :/
A Favorite of All Time: Terry Gilliam's Brazil. Full stop.

Fandom Snowflake Day 11

Apr. 24th, 2017 09:16 pm
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[personal profile] wendelah1
In most of the fandoms where I've actively participated, my interests are a bit...off center. For example, I don't ship pairings except in rare cases. I don't very often enjoy reading or looking at explicit material but I'm not exactly a gen person. This means I have to look a little harder to find fanworks I enjoy (or create them myself...). But every now and again, I find creators who are my perfect match. It's almost as though they are seeing the world through my eyes: they view the characters just the way I do, their head canons are my head canons. I still remember vividly the excitement I felt the first time that it happened. It was magical.

Day 11
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I love many fanfic writers but upon careful refection, I don't see how I can choose anyone but Kel. Read more... )

Happy reading.

In Need of Trek TOS Art

Apr. 24th, 2017 06:09 pm
elf: Pocket-sized chapbook shown in someone's hand. (Zinelets)
[personal profile] elf
Zinelets is established as name of mini-zine line. First issue, titled Motionally Compromised (unless someone convinces me otherwise) will feature Star Trek: TOS, with the feature story expected to be Spock/McCoy.

I plan to distribute flyers during Memorial Day weekend conventions (I think there are 4 in my area, although hitting them all is not likely to happen unless I get help) with the intent of either mailing them out on June 10th - 1 week after the 48th anniversary of the end of ST:TOS.

But. I don't have any art. If things get closer to Time To Print (or rather, Time To Spend Several Hours Tinkering with Minute InDesign Settings) and I don't have art, I'll probably crawl around Deviantart and try to find someone, but... in the meantime, anyone know artist(s) who'd like to be printed in a tiny Trek TOS zine?

I need art. Could use other content as well. )

FWIW, I have a "test zine" that I intend to use as a template, with Glitch as the fandom. It features one of my Glitch stories from AO3, a bit of simple photoshop artwork involving Glitch pics, and a schedule of Zilloweens for the rest of 2017. Available by request - happy to print them out and mail them to anyone who'd like one; this is an exception to the "send SASE" rule mentioned above. (Mail zinelets@gmail.com with a snailmail address, or questions/comments/etc. that you don't want to show here.)

Fidele Chapter 19

Apr. 24th, 2017 06:48 pm
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Fidele (87810 words) by misslucyjane
Chapters: 19/?
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Original Male Character/Original Male Character
Additional Tags: Romance Novel, Paranormal, PTSD, Hauntings, Kid Fic, Drug Use
Summary:

A house full of ghosts is no place to fall in love.

Malcolm Carmichael has been coping with his post-war trauma by taking lovers, teaching art to schoolboys, and trying to ignore the ghosts he sees everywhere. At the death of his mother, he realizes he wants more than just to coast on by, and leaves the exclusive school in search of something more.

Caleb Thibodeaux was so traumatized by the death of his parents in a fire that he hasn't spoken a word since. His uncle Noel hires Malcolm to be his tutor, and Malcolm discovers that Caleb is not the only Thibodeaux son with secrets. The plantation house Fidele is beautiful but haunted, and Noel is much the same.

Soon Malcolm is absorbed in protecting Caleb and Noel from threats both living and dead, and in uncovering the story of Fidele.



Read at AO3 or at JennaLynnBrown.com.

A thing

Apr. 24th, 2017 11:01 pm
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I'm going to cut back on the internet for the next two weeks, because Reasons. [community profile] nightonficmountain will be unaffected.

Also I will be entirely unjoinable from April 28 to May 2.

ZIP ZOOM

Apr. 24th, 2017 04:10 pm
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There are a couple of workmen doing things to the driveway today. (Expanding it, I believe, but no one tells me anything. They could be disposing of red mercury for all I know.)

But anyhow. The cats, who like to be outside, do not like strangers. At all. So the way I knew that the workmen had returned to do more work was to see, one by one, the cats come shooting into the house. Like clowns out of a car. ZIP ZIP ZIP ZIP. I tell you, the Thunderbirds have nothing on my cats' formation and speed. XD

Missy’s exploring

Apr. 24th, 2017 08:58 pm
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Missy has found exciting new places to explore! Courtesy of me, of course. After she spent some time looking up at the windowsill last night, I put her on it tonight. She ran about, sniffing it, decided she wanted to get out of the window at the corner, then end up wandering around the corner, where there's only really a thin sliver of windowsill. Fortunately I was ready and she fell off into my hand.

Missy on the windowsill

Missy on the windowsill

We had a holiday at my parents, where she got to run around in the hall. As I expected, once she found the cat litter she immediately thought "I'll have this" and tried to pouch it. She had to be removed from the cat litter tray.

She also tried to chew the mat. It's fine at my house, because mat's are cheap and it keeps her occupied. And in the light of her obsession with the sofa a mat seems much more harmless. But at my parents house their mat is built in and consequently doesn't need bits taking out of it by a hamster. She was surprisingly hard to remove from it when she had her teeth in it. She knows what "No" said firmly means and at one point looked at me when I said it, then carried on anyway.

She also discovered the stairs. Once she was up one she was up them all (until I stopped her climbing to the top). She wasn't quite so sure about coming down until she'd done a few.

Missy in shoes

Missy in shoes

Mirrored from my blog.

Music meme

Apr. 24th, 2017 12:09 pm
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[personal profile] scripsi
Day Two: A Song With a Number in the Title.

Probably not very original here...


Prince ~ "Party Like It's 1999" from Clem Auto Sales on Vimeo.