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So, hi!

Constructive criticism of either my prose or my ideas, fiction and nonfiction, are always welcome. Anonymous comments are screened, should you desire an option which hides either your identity or your content. Just leave me some way to get back to you if you want a response.

I used to have a fic index, but I seem to have misplaced it in the move, and I haven't had much use for it anyway, recently. My fic can be found under the "my fic" tag. I think you'll find that most of my tags are self-explanatory like that. If you want a handy list with summaries and sorted things, the best I can do right now is to refer you to the Archive of our Own where all the things which are my own are in fact archived.

Other useful things can be found under the "#about me" tag.

If you're just wandering (or googleing) by and want to get on the Dreamwidth train, I almost always have invite codes available, free for the asking.
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Hooooly crap, that was fast. Sorry, author, I thought I'd have more than... 14 hours to flesh out my requests with some context.
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Copied ever-more-hastily from previous years. I'll try to pad this tonight, but also feel free to just go write, if you're a go-write type. Thank you!

As always, my previous exchange letters are filed under my dear author tag, recs are at AO3 or pinboard and pretty much anything there in terms of preference or even story ideas for other fandoms is fair game if you're looking for inspiration.

Colditz (2005); BBC Historical Farm RPF; Tennis RPF; Enlisted (TV) )
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What ever happened to that fannishly-based publishing company thinger? seems like that's it? I remember it being a Big Deal at some point, and then it seemed to vanish into the void in the spaces I frequent. Any of y'all read any of what it's produced?

Pokemon Go is certainly a thing, isn't it? Not enough of a thing to get me walking around any more than usual, because warm. But a thing.

And as long as I'm posting: I am fully aware of the many and terrible injustices and tragedies in the world right now, but there are still days when I can't help but feel that the most personally satisfying change would be if the person writing Benedict Cumberbatch fic would stop posting it in the British Comedy RPF tag. Or maybe that's just about as far as I'm willing to believe in a spontaneous, miraculous improvement.
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So I am attempting to refrain from having an opinion about Truth Slash Fiction until some other day, but I'm a little sad the boyband is of the gamboling puppies One Direction variety, because Matt Doyle didn't get a chance to put his training to use.

behold )

And as I was looking for that the news about Anton Yelchin broke :( Wow.
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Another Saturday, another fun-filled romp leading generally goodhearted Captains of Industry through sub-journeyman level carpentry.

Today's gentle corrections included:

"that shelf is not going to fit down those stairs" (followed by "okay, I'll just wait here while you try it anyway. And while you disassemble it.")

"gravity is your friend"

"maybe brace that against the floor instead of William's hands"

"how about you put on a dust mask on before you start sweeping in this enclosed space"

and, after several whir-kathunks, my eventual personal favorite: "hey, does that bit you're using have a sleeve to hold the screw in place?"

spoiler alert, yes it did )

And then, near the end of the day, one of the guys started referring to said sleeve as the foreskin. Which.

By all means, let's turn everything into a dick joke, as is your ancestral right, but.

You do realize you're talking about docking porn now, right dude?
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Everyone has those stories by now, right? With youtube or netflix or amazon, where the recommendations make you go O.o and then, suddenly. It's like they get you, and it's the best thing that happens that week?

(At which point it has just occurred to me, youtube hasn't recommended a Tom Hardy interview to me in a long time. I must be slacking.)

So yesterday, I don't remember what brought me to youtube in the first place. Cat video, probably. And then:

Aaron Tveit and Gavin Creel - Take me or Leave Me )

I'm not especially an Aaron Tveit fan? I think I've only seen him in the Les Mis movie, and I didn't watch the live Grease because honestly I just forgot, but I think I remember reviews saying that it went with too much of a campy wink. BUT. Much like the hype around Channing Tatum and Magic Mike XXL, I would be totally okay with Tveit taking periodic breaks from his Important Acting to just be fun and hot and into it for 5 minutes, more often.

(stray thought #2. Have you guys heard about this Magic Mike Vegas thing? Idek. Google it.)

and THEN most likely by the combined powers of having watched Kristen Chenoweth singing 'For Good' with audience member Sarah Horn a lot of times, and yesterday's broadway spiral:

Hot off the presses, or at least it was this morning when I went back to watch Aaron and Gavin strut around some more: #OutOfOz Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel - For Good )

It's not like either of them were Plucked from Obscurity for their roles in Wicked to change their lives, but there's something really, really lovely about them singing "For Good" together, again, a decade later and out(ish) of character. Out of costume at any rate.
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I watch the news because sometimes (usually) I'm a little lazy and I want someone else to curate the information being presented to me, but sometimes...

The second to last segment of the NBC national evening news tonight went like this: Dylan O'Brien injured on Maze Runner set; first woman to be nominated to lead a US combatant command; eaglet born at the national arboretum.
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Stolen from many people, but most recently [personal profile] marginaliana

Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous.

so. many. abandoned. files )

it's cute how this folder says 'active WIP' )

And I dumped off two Mike/Jeff snippets onto AO3 the other day. From the "active" folder. So.

I really wish I could make myself write some of those Arthur/Eames ones. There are a whole lotta words in some of them, but it's been so long, argh.

I feel like I should combine this with some other form of talking-about-writing meme. Many, if not most, of those files have shown up in some past list meme.

Edit: wow, I found an wip old meme, which I had locked because I think I repurposed one of the story bits for yuletide, and I am... not sure where some of those files are anymore. So there's more than *waves hands* all this, somewhere.
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What does it say about my current "entertainment" options that watching six episodes of Making a Murderer today was the least infuriating of them?

Gaming: holy shit, I hate Dudes on the Internet so much

Hockey: Holy shit, I hate Dudes on the Internet so much

Making a Murderer: holy shit, I hate two, maybe four, highly specific people. (From what I understand, that will probably get worse.)

And at least my best friend has also watched Making a Murderer, where she has zero interest in either the hockey or the gaming, so there can be mutual venting.

Also, possibly everything about tennis is terrible? I shouldn't say that, I'm just sad about Rafa. The rest of the men's field and pretty much everyone I care about on the women's side is fine. I'm just prepared for it to be terrible.

Icon anti-related, except snow, and that commercial still makes me happy. Also currently improving my life: these Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. And the snow really is pretty.
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It just, absolutely and completely literally, took me 40 minutes to drive 1.5 miles.

The Snow is projected to start falling in roughly 12 hours from now, and everyone has lost their damn minds.

My blizzard preparations are now complete: a bag of cedar balls for my clothes sorting/storing project, and a Chipotle burrito because I like to live dangerously.