Jul. 24th, 2016 09:07 pm
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The 2016 Collection has been closed. We'll be checking for completed works in the last batch of stories posted. Once that is done and any necessary pinch-hits have been assigned, we will reopen the collection to allow treats and edits while we await the arrival of pinch-hits. There will be another post when this happens.

It looks like we will have a couple pinch-hits going out, so if you're on the pinch-hitter list, watch your email! These will be due on July 29 at 8PM EDT.


Jul. 24th, 2016 07:59 pm
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Deadline is in one hour. At that time, all assignments should be in, save late pinch-hits and extensions granted.

If you have posted an incomplete story, to the collection, you will be defaulted by the mods and banned from future FemmeRemixes. NO EXCEPTIONS.

ETA: If you have posted a draft to the collection, you MUST publish it in order for us to accept it as complete. We cannot view drafted works to verify their completion.
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"non episodic" is hardly cutting edge, even for star trek.
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The practical note: my linkspam file is...uh, let's go with "terrifying". A while back now I asked about people's preferred length etc. for linkspam posts, which affects how much I usually post at once, but I suspect sometime tonight or in the next day or so I'm just gonna make a huge (cut) post to clear out my file.

The geeky thought, which I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, won't make sense to those of you who aren't familiar with at least the basic Newsflesh-verse parameters, but consider this: Jillian Holtzmann as an Irwin. Consider. (This is not something I'm likely to fic about. If anyone else did, that would be amazing. Just sayin'.)

The linkspam:

"Who Ya Gonna Troll? With his ​Ghostbusters reboot, director Paul Feig wades — with good intentions, he swears — into the gender wars". "Now 53, Feig has been going to ComicCon annually for over 20 years, for no other reason than that he likes to be among his people. He doesn’t do cosplay, i.e., dress up as his favorite characters, but he does read Cosplay magazine and made sure to release blueprints for proton packs early on so that people who wanted to make costumes for the movie’s opening would be properly prepared."

"Apparently Little Boys Are Buying Ghostbusters Toys And That's A Big Deal".

"Kate McKinnon’s 10 Gayest ‘Ghostbusters’ Gay Moments of Gay". [Autostraddle]

Here's a Storify of [ profile] seananmcguire's tweets about Ghostbusters.

"Queer Women Of The Internet Are Fangirling Hard Over 'Ghostbusters'". [Huffington Post]

"What Lady Ghostbusters Have In Common With 17th-Century Nuns". [The Establishment]

"Ready for Prime Time: After twenty-five years as a road comic, Leslie Jones becomes a star". [The New Yorker] [Jan. 2016]

"The MIT Physicists Who Infused Ghostbusters With Real Science". [Wired]

14 more links under the cut, in no particular order: a variety of posts/posts/criticism, a couple of links on the vile racist/misogynist stuff Leslie Jones dealt with on Twitter recently, and a couple of more random things )

12 Hours to Deadline

Jul. 24th, 2016 09:07 am
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I will be closing the collection at approximately 9PM EDT tonight (this is a change from the original deadline of 8PM, due to a real-life obligation).

Anyone who has not published a completed story will be defaulted at that time.

If you have posted your story as a draft, you MUST publish before the deadline so that we can check that it is complete. We cannot view works in drafts, and will therefore assume they are incomplete.

Pinch-hits will be sent out as soon as possible after tonight's deadline. The collection will be reopened for posting pinch-hits and treats tomorrow morning at approximately 9AM EDT.
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- Redefinitions on ISIHAC, Susan Calman: "suppository" - someone you've always suspected of voting Conservative. LOL.

Commuter statue by John McKenna at Snow Hill station, Birmingham 06-16

- If you liked that then... wth?! [personal profile] kore and I were talking about recommendations from online retailers and my two favourites from the last week are:

• ebay suggesting a blue and white china plate depicting a steam train instead of Alan Plater's play Going Home (note: I love blue and white china AND steam trains but have never bought either on ebay),

• which gloriousness encouraged me to check amazon where my top rec is currently THIS ZOMG YES IF THIS WAS LEGO I WOULD TTLY BUY IT LIKE NOW (although probably not from amazon, obv).

Steam train topiary outside Snow Hill station, Birmingham 06-16

- Reading, books 2016, 122.

102. When God is a Traveller, by Arundhathi Subramaniam, 2014, reread, poetry.

104. Darwin Survivor, by Neil Astley, 1988, poetry. Death, death, and more death. These aren't great poems but each one represents a great act of humanity as the author imagines himself into Other people's lives and speaks with truthfulness from that imagined point of view, whether a childhood survivor of domestic murder or a refugee or colonised people or in his own voice as a victim of the natural disasters of weather and the inevitable death of parents. Those of you who are familiar with Neil Astley's career as the editor of the Bloodaxe Books poetry line will know of his long commitment to giving platforms to poets from backgrounds less likely to be heard in mainstream England and might see some of the foundations for that work in this collection.

I read Darwin Survivor immediately after having several conversations with people who grew up in nation states in which we had deadly force aimed at us by representatives of the state and/or could be "disappeared" from society with no recourse (one way or another) and how most of the people around us at the time (both then and now), e.g. white English people (who didn't grow up in Northern Ireland), would have to leave their home nation to experience that type and degree of threat from a state, and how as a consequence they didn't want to understand that our experience of the UK as "home" (whether through birth or the forced migration of refugees) is profoundly removed from their idea of normality. [/this is where I acknowledge my own privilege as someone born a UK subject, in full possession of the "right" language, albeit often an unwelcome subject of the English crown for various reasons]

105. Biting My Tongue, by Neil Astley, 1995, more poetry, more death, obv.

(no subject)

Jul. 23rd, 2016 11:45 pm
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a very kind person bought me tickets for cursed child ages ago - but they aren't until late august/september. and obviously the book is published in a few days - so i cheated.

it turns out that despite everything you read on the internet about how harry potter tickets are going for £2,000 or whatever, you can ALSO walk into the box office and just buy some tickets for the next day. my friend jo (the other friend is also called jo - further betrayal!) went for a recce to see what time the box-office staff thought we should turn up if we wanted to buy returns, and they said somebody had queued from 4am ... and then they said they had tickets that we could buy. so we did!

saw both parts today, and i didn't even have to queue at the crack of dawn to do it.

the staging is amazing - set and effects etc, jamie parker (jamie parker!!) and the rest of the power trio are amazing, the plot is insane and not really in a good way, some definitely emotionally affecting moments, as well as funny ones. overall, i enjoyed it a lot. v much looking forward to going again.

History Exchange

Jul. 23rd, 2016 10:46 pm
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The collection is live! And the fic I got is amazing!

smooth the descent (2904 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Historical RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Octavian | Augustus Caesar/Dido of Carthage
Characters: Gaius Octavian, Dido of Carthage (Ancient Roman Religion & Lore)
Additional Tags: YA Protagonist Octavian, RELEASE THE CRACK-EN!

THAT'S RIGHT SOMEBODY WROTE ME AUGUSTUS/DIDO (or Octavian/Elissa, take your pick).


Jul. 23rd, 2016 02:36 pm
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This is a reminder that all assignments (including pinch-hits that have already been assigned) are due TOMORROW, July 24, at 8:00PM EDT.

If you find that you are not able to complete your assignment, please default ASAP by going to your assignment on AO3 and clicking "Default" so that we can assign a pinch-hitter.

When assignments are due, we will close the collection briefly to check posted assignments and to compile the list of needed pinch-hits. Anyone who has posted a placeholder/obviously incomplete story or who has not posted a story at all (with the exception of pinch-hits assigned after July 22) will be defaulted. If you are defaulted by the mods at the deadline, you will not be allowed to participate in future FemmeRemixes.

Any pinch-hits generated from now on will be due on July 29 at 8PM EDT.

Once posted stories are confirmed and needed pinch-hits have been generated, we will re-open the collection to allow pinch-hits and any treats you might wish to write. You may also make any edits you wish at that time. The collection will be closed again on July 29, at which time all outstanding pinch-hits and treats should be posted.

Collection is here.

ETA: Also, if you have submitted your story to the collection but still have it saved as a draft instead of published, we cannot accept it. Please make sure that you publish your story before the deadline!

Chaturday: Just keep swimming

Jul. 23rd, 2016 05:06 pm
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At the end of every week, we gather at Lady Business HQ to share media thoughts and chat about the recent happenings in our tiny spheres of human experience. Feel free to join in, but note our comment policy if you're new! :D

As always, puns are welcome.

Has everyone got their comforting animal gifs ready?

Dory from Finding Nemo singing 'Just keep swimming' to Marvin
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- Reading, books 2016, 121.

Brentrance to the Ledbury Poetry Festival 2016, Herefordshire

98. Impressions portègnes (Portenian sketches), by Samantha Barendson, who is a francophone Argentinian/Italian poet who was born in Spain and grew up in Argentina and Mexico but now resides in France. She is a member of Le syndicat des poètes qui vont mourir un jour (The union of poets who will die someday). She's also a memorable performance poet worth seeing live (or via youtube videos). I was given this booklet free at a free Versopolis event with financial support from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Trains, by Samantha Barendson (translated by Dom Gabrielli, Trains in the original french)

Scenes unravel like a Jackson Pollock, cow dots, stretched clouds, sunflower patches and deformed tracks. The cold window sticks to my ear and I can hear the tactactac of the human beast.

Tatactatoum, tatactatoum, tatactatoum.

I am not Eva Maria Saint, I am not going North by Northwest and Cary Grant is not kissing me. All I can see behind these glass panes are picture postcard scenes, pre-war countryside, railway prints : a cow, a castle, a church, a donkey, an old motorcyle or a disused train, grass as far as the eye can see, poppy fields, a flared skirt, a fizzy drink, a piece of plastic, a bin, a neon light, a flash.

Tatactatoum, tatactatoum, tatactatoum.

I am not Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter waiting for next Thursday, next Thursday, next Thursday’s forbidden loves in a little cafe. All I can see behind this window pane are bitter landscapes going round and round and on and on and cows look like cows and the snow hides every trace of wolf, ogre and witch.

Tatactatoum, tatactatoum, tatactatoum.

I am not Marilyn Monroe in Some like it Hot. All I can see are immense mounds, rock gardens and weeds which astonished horns methodically ruminate.

Tatactatoum, tatactatoum, tatactatoum.

The kilometres add up, the North is still a long way away. A hundred and five point eight, we’ll get there tomorrow.

El vuelo de la muerte (The theft of death), by Samantha Barendson (translated by Dom Gabrielli, Le Vol de la Mort in the original french)
WARNING: for references to mass murder (Desaparecidos means the Disappeared).

So blue. )

The only bright spot of my week

Jul. 23rd, 2016 12:52 am
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Shadow's not exactly as I imagined him, but Ian McShane is perfect as Mr. Wednesday. American Gods is coming to my TV screen soon!

P.S. Signups for [community profile] genex close tomorrow! Remind me to finish my letter and leave prompts for all my Maria Hill requests.

Unsorted late night linkspam

Jul. 23rd, 2016 01:47 am
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Linkspam continues to be all my brain feels up for. Oh, brain. (To the few new people I've added fairly recently: I swear sometimes I post other things.)

"We just saw Nintendo's NES Classic in person and it is glorious".

"Speculative Fiction in Translation: 15 Works to Watch Out For in 2016". []

"Two white women launch ‘White Nonsense Roundup’ to unburden people of color (VIDEO)".

"Changing the Way We Talk About Autism in Martial Arts". [Sarah Kurchak on Fightland]

"Ask Polly: How Do I Dump My Crappy Best Friend?"

"Ask Polly: How Do I Live in a World Gone Mad?" "But we don’t have much time on this planet, and we have to make the most with the time we have. There will always be trouble in the world. As long as you’re vocal and you’re unafraid to speak out against injustice, that’s a start. You can only be wide awake if you’re also getting enough sleep at night. Remembering that good things are still happening out there, supporting and loving the people around you, living in the moment: These things are even more important when the world looks extra bleak."

"Librarians Respond On Twitter To The Idea That They Shouldn't Have Opinions" "The Black Lives Matter movement has brought racial policing and police brutality to the forefront of the national conversation. And, like anything that touches on race in America, it has also ignited fervent debate about the message behind the saying 'black lives matter.' In a series of tweets, Storytime Underground, a collective of youth librarians, laid out a powerful argument for supporting the movement. While recounting the role of libraries in political issues over the decades, they explained why they should not remain neutral about this issue. The resulting tweetstorm was incredibly badass."

"A Guide to More Pizza Styles of America: What we missed". [Lucky Peach]

"'I Thought I Was Stupid': The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD".

"Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?"

"My Mother Taught Me That Sometimes The Only Way Forward Is Walking Away". [The Establishment]

"Interview with Former Takararisienne Ako Dachs". [Okazu]

"Let’s Talk About Disability, Periods, and Alternative Menstrual Products".

"This guy used over 80,000 old photographs to create a Google Street View map of New York City in the 1800s".

"Go Inside New York’s Nearly Secret Botanical Library".

"Can You Tell the Difference Between Accommodation and Accessibility?"

"What Happened to the Ice Bucket Challenge? Derided at the time as “slacktivism,” the social-media campaign has had surprisingly long-lasting benefits".

A signal-boost post about a tiny, portable AC unit.

"Rippled Portals of Color Created with Spray Paint by HOXXOH".

"From Iran to India: The journey and evolution of biriyani". [BBC]

I quite liked this recent xkcd on the evolution of inflected languages/English.

Fanwork Recs - July 22, 2016

Jul. 22nd, 2016 06:01 pm
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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again. If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment/favorite and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D

Recommendations included:
  • Captain America: Civil War — art (1), fic (1)
  • Crossover: Marvel Cinematic Universe/RPF — fic (1)
  • Critical Role — art (2), fic (2)
  • Dragon Age — fic (2)
  • Elder Scrolls Online — art (1)
  • Ghostbusters — art (1)
  • DC's Legend of Tomorrow — fic (6)
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe — vid (1)
  • Overwatch — art (1)
  • Person of Interest — art (1)
  • Saiyuki — fic (1)
  • Star Wars Rebels — fic (1)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens — art (1), vid (1)

On to the recs! )

What fanwork have you loved recently?

WIP Big Bang

Jul. 22nd, 2016 11:42 pm
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I made art!

Twice, even. One is chalk and (very limited) pastels on black paper, the other is watercolours (+ a felt tip marker) on watercolour paper. In both cases I had to fiddle a bit with digital editing: to glue together the different parts of the too-big-to-scan chalk pieces and to make the colours of the watercolour come out better.

It's for [ profile] Nightsmistress / [personal profile] batman Old Kingdom series story, building the kingdom with our deviant hearts. Spoilers for Clariel.

Under a cut )
Go read the story, it's great!

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i went to Star Trek Beyond, it was actually REALLY good. I've been hypercritical with the nu!franchise, but this actually felt like star trek...

i can't stand it, i know you planed it.... )

I wanted to see Ghostbusters, but my mom is against paranormal stuff (or something, she's wishy washy about it)... so yeah. But this was good too.

Too hot to do anything

Jul. 22nd, 2016 08:12 pm
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I looked at the weather forecast for the beginning of this week and decided I wasn't doing anything. So I didn't. It was too hot too. And definitely too hot to be turning computers on. So I haven't Things have improved now, though. It comes to something when I get excited about being able to close the windows at night (hayfever is bad at the moment and keeping the window open means waking up not able to see or breathe). I've actually wanted to go to work because we have air con.

But today I had a day off to go and see Star Trek Beyond. I've got into a habit of seeing new Star Trek films on the day they're released and I hate going to the cinema when it's busy, so I went during the day. I managed to time it perfectly, as just after I sat down there was a trailer for Finding Dory. Which I wasn't expecting - I don't remember the last film I went to which had a trailer for a film I actually wanted to see.

Overall I enjoyed it. It was still a bit too actiony for my tastes, but it was better than the last one. I came out feeling excited about Star Trek. But every time Chekov was on screen I couldn't help thinking that this is the last time we'll see Anton Yelchin. It's very sad. I was expecting to see a 'in memory' of something like that at the end of the film, but there wasn't.

I still don't like the new Enterprise. I also didn't like the way they felt the need to swing the camera round and circle it round the action. It wasn't even that it made me dizzy, it just made it very hard to see what was happening. It should be interesting enough that you don't need to do crazy camera tricks.

There was one moment that made me want Scotty to punch Kirk, and that was the moment that was too much like work for me. Kirk asks Scotty to do something, Scotty says it's can't be done. Kirk tells him to do it anyway. Which I realise happened all the time in the original series, but I think it was having the same thing happen at work yesterday that really drove me mad.

That's pretty much all I've done this week! I've got some story ideas written down on paper. I still haven't done any fanfic reading - I have loads starred/bookmarked, waiting to read. Sometime I will get through them.

Mostly I've been dealing/playing with Missy. I moved her into the hall for a couple of days because it was the least hot place in the house. She was not impressed. And kept me awake. We're both glad she's back in her usual corner in the lounge. And now she's being a pain, so it's clearly time to post this and give her attention...

Mirrored from my blog.


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