Aug. 4th, 2015 12:12 am
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All outstanding remixes that have not been granted extensions will be defaulted and sent out as pinch-hits momentarily!

ETA: The collection will remain closed until approximately 8AM EDT. It will reopen for pinch-hit submissions and edits then!


Aug. 3rd, 2015 10:51 pm
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We will be closing the collection in a little over an hour, so if you are waiting until the last minute to upload your fic, please do so now! If our spreadsheet is correct, all but a handful of stories are accounted for.

This is also your last chance to request an extension--any unfilled assignments will be going to the pinch-hit list. If both you and your remixer have defaulted, we will not be sending your name to the pinch-hit list.

Thank you!

moar fic

Aug. 3rd, 2015 08:03 pm
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This a Lovely Story about Clara, and the Doctor is dead in it, and there are guest appearances by other people.

It is here on AO3.

10 Hours to go!

Aug. 3rd, 2015 02:03 pm
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Just a reminder that there are about TEN hours until the collection closes.

Again, if you need an extension, please contact the mods at IMMEDIATELY. If you do not contact the mods before the deadline, you will be defaulted and your remixee will go to pinch-hits.

Also, if you default AND your remixer defaults as well, you will not go to pinch-hits.

If you have your story saved in drafts, we need you to officially publish it before we can count it as received. Right now there are about five stories saved as drafts; we cannot access them until they are published, therefore we cannot accept them as complete.

The collection will be closed tonight at midnight EDT and reopen sometime in the morning (probably around 8:00 AM EDT) so pinch-hitters will be able to post. You will have an opportunity to make SPAG edits or tweaks before reveals, so if you are waiting for your beta, please go ahead and post so your story gets counted as complete!

I will make a final reminder post this evening about an hour before the collection closes.
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Amanda Tapping was on Friday's episode! She was, as usual, completely awesome. (With regards to Dark Matter, you know that David Hewlett is recurring, right?)

I will have a more substantive post on Dark Matter (which is doing dark, gritty science fiction much better than SGU and the women and the men of color have complicated relationships and their own plotlines) and Killjoys (which does, in my opinion, do Firefly better than Firefly did) later. Today is work deadline day and I have to prep for a 10:00 a.m. meeting with my manager.

But. I am getting more hopeful on Dark Matter, and my love for Killjoys only increases.

rest in peace

Aug. 3rd, 2015 11:36 am
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Via [ profile] cerebralcutlass, I am really sad to pass on the news that [ profile] blue_fjords has passed away from cancer. She was 36.

Blue and I hadn't really spoken in a long time, unfortunately. We were friends from the heyday of Torchwood fandom, hung out in a lot of the same communities and message boards and had a lot of friends in common. I remember her as a constant source of positive energy, as she was always so full of enthusiasm for all of her friends and their projects. She was a prolific and talented writer, who moved into Supernatural, CW RPF and Teen Wolf fandoms after contributing a huge number of wonderful stories to the Torchwood fandom. I had a great time collaborating with her on an episode of the Torchwood virtual season 3 we were involved in.

She loved baking, and made all kinds of exciting vegan cupcakes to sell at farmer's markets. She was devoted to animals, working at an animal charity and doting on her pets. She'd always have adorable photos of her dogs to hand to bestow on anyone who was having a bad day.

She was a fun, kind, thoughtful person, and cancer is the fucking worst.

Books and comics read in July 2015

Aug. 3rd, 2015 11:18 am
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Fear Itself: Heroes for Hire
Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450-1500 - Henrietta Leyser*
Enemies at Home - Lindsey Davis
Saga vol. 5
Superman/Batman: World's Finest*
The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria - Max Adams
The Small House At Allington - Anthony Trollope
Foxglove Summer - Ben Aaronovitch
Rat Queens: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth*
The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
New Teen Titans vol 2
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever - James Tiptree Jr
Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1946-1971 - Rebecca Jennings*
Musketeer Space - Tansy Rayner Roberts*
Trust Me - Malorie Blackman*

Didn't finish: Bel Canto - Ann Patchett. I feel SLIGHTLY guilty for just abandoning this halfway through, but it was annoying me and I have a lot of other things to read, and also I spoiled myself for the end and it didn't seem worth it. It had that literary novel thing where there was a constant subtext of "by the way this is all SUPER MEANINGFUL JSYK", and I didn't like the fact that it was explicitly set in a mishmash of stereotypes rather than an actual South American country, and the few women mostly only got to be seen through the men's eyes rather than having point of view sections and ugh I just didn't care.

a selection of things I did finish )

(Quick housekeeping note: I have run out of room for new tags on LJ, which is why they are a little sparse over there. /o\ Also, because I haven't mentioned this in a while, my decisions about which things I write about are pretty random, feel free to poke me for opinions on things I haven't said anything about if you want! ♥)
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Unspeakably cute sneeze from a Pomeranian puppy!

"Tiny Owl Pretends To Be A Rubber Ducky While Bobbing Around in a Warm Bath".

Adorable video of sheep being a rabbit.

"One Week-Old Pygmy Goats Meet the Protective Resident Barn Cat For the First Time". (Despite the title, the cat doesn't do much in this video. Despite that, the video is tremendously cute. And there's also this video of the same pair of goats as newborns, learning to leap before they're 24 hours old.)

"800 corgis take over a beach in California".


"Ads for JR’s 'Seishun 18' rail pass celebrate the isolated beauty of Japan’s most far-flung stations".

Birds'-eye view pictures from around the world, taken by a team of Russian photographers.

Social Justice

"How Slavery’s Legacy Affects the Mental Health of Black Americans".

"How White People Sound When They Argue About Racism".

"It’s Weird How People Correct Me When They Think I’m a Woman", by the author of the "No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong" that's been going around.

Via Twitter, "What is Orientalism, and how is it also racism?" [April 2014]

At Everyday Feminism, "Why Saying ‘It’s My Choice’ Doesn’t Necessarily Make Your Choice Feminist".


"Understanding How and Why Cats Communicate In the Manner In Which They Do". [~2-minute video]

Nichelle Nichols is going to space! "Nichelle Nichols, who has been an ambassador for NASA since portraying the groundbreaking character in the 1960s, will fly on the SOFIA space telescope in September. / While the telescope - housed in a specially converted Boeing 747 - doesn't quite go to the final frontier, it makes it as high as the stratosphere, around 50,000 above the Earth."

Avengers - Fresh Air

Aug. 2nd, 2015 08:19 pm
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[personal profile] cat_77
Title: Fresh Air
Genre: Gen, Friendship (Natasha and team)
Rating: PG-13
Length: ~3,000 words
Series: Final installment of the Respiration series (Natasha is pregnant with her clone).
Warnings: Pregnancy issues
Synopsis: As far as birth announcements went, she felt this one had impact. [As a surprise to precisely no one, there are factions that would like to get their hands on Natasha's clone. As a surprise to precisely no one, she objects.]
Author's Notes: I had thought I had posted this already. It turns out it wasn't even written yet. Sorry! There is a blink and you miss it reference to a character from the Black Widow comics series "The Name of the Rose."
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters and am making no profit from this.

Also available on AO3.

Fresh Air )

Feedback is always welcomed.


Aug. 3rd, 2015 01:13 am
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[personal profile] nostalgia
FINISHED IT. Took only days that felt like months.

Is "Twissy Library Fix-It" fic, sort of, in that Missy tries to convince the Doctor to rip open the library and go get River. I HAVE COMBINED ALL THINGS, ALL THINGS.

It is here on AO3. (Rated "Mature" for two uses of an F-word at the very beginning, otherwise it's probably "Teen" or something.)
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Survival is insufficient.

“All I’m saying,” Dieter said, twelve hours out of St. Deborah by the Water, “is that quote on the lead caravan would be way more profound if we hadn’t lifted it from Star Trek.”

Kirsten Raymonde, the heroine of Emily St. John Mandel's novel Station Eleven, lives in a dystopian version of Toronto. Twenty years after a violent flu virus has ravaged the world, killing huge numbers and rendering society technologically poor, Kirsten works as a professional actress. She tours with a band of musicians and actors called The Travelling Symphony who perform Shakespearean plays and classical music as they pass through the small towns that constitute post-epidemic society. The motto of the symphony, 'Survival is insufficient', a Star Trek quote from the old world, informs their company's choice to keep going even if sometimes 'it seemed a difficult and dangerous way to survive and hardly worth it'. Their motto is so important to Kirsten that she has it tattooed on her arm.

Read more... )

VividCon Room Party

Aug. 2nd, 2015 05:44 pm
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It looks like there might actually be a handful of people who are interested in getting together to watch an episode (or several, depending on interest) of Star Wars Rebels at the con, so I think the room party's on. It probably won't be a very large one, but hey. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Sunday evening seems to be the time that works best for the most people, so I think that's what we'll go with. I know that a lot of people tend to head to the House O' Meat for dinner immediately after the con ends, to hang out with people, so I was thinking it probably shouldn't start until 7 or 8. If you're thinking about attending and there's a specific time that works best for you, let me know?


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