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Feb. 21st, 2017 07:25 pm
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I got a little more done today despite having to stay almost two hours longer at work than I was originally scheduled.  After I came home, I had a quick lunch, a cup of chai, a lying-down-quietly for a few minutes, and then I got my butt up and did some painting. 

It went well, I think, but when Husband got home and I wrapped things up so I could make dinner, I was feeling unreasonably down instead of accomplished.  It's not fair; I just pulled myself up out of a funk by tooth and nail and I do not want to go back into one again.  I am going to hope that this is just exhaustion talking; I have definitely been having extraordinarily bad brain blips today.

Case in point: after Husband got home, he calls out to me from the bedroom asking if there should be a magazine in the clothes hamper.  I had meant to recycle it. *facepalm*

Also I went looking for a tupperware in the hall pantry (there are absolutely no tupperwares there), and tried to put the tupperware of leftover bell peppers in a cabinet instead of the fridge.  Oy. 

Left to do tonight:  I owe an email and should start working on Access chapter two.  In about twenty minutes I'm also going to get a call for Senator Warren's tele-conference which will hopefully be interesting (and better than the say-nothing blah one our local House rep gave last week).  Here's the link if anyone is interested; they will also send you a recording of it in a day or two if you can't join in tonight.

Chocolate Box Reveals

Feb. 21st, 2017 05:37 pm
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I wrote three things about love for the Chocolate Box Exchange this year.

My assignment was:

Love to Be Loved (3492 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov, Christophe Giacometti/Christophe Giacometti's Boyfriend
Characters: Katsuki Yuuri, Victor Nikiforov, Makkachin (Yuri!!! on Ice), Christophe Giacometti, Yuri Plisetsky
Additional Tags: Fluff, Friendship, Cuddling & Snuggling, Matchmaking, Sharing a Bed

Victor loves Yuuri, almost overwhelmingly.

Listen, I know exactly how mawkish and sentimental this is. And yet, I'm kind of proud of it? If CBE was the GPF, this would've won the bronze in terms of kudos and you know what they say about bronze winners -- they're happy to be there at all. So it goes with me. I didn't expect for it to take off like it did. Recipient seemed happy with it, which made me happy. It was like milk chocolate -- almost too sweet and certainly popular.

I also picked up a pinch hit (that I had already started on as a treat before the deadline):

But Not For Me (2865 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Christophe Giacometti/Victor Nikiforov
Characters: Christophe Giacometti, Victor Nikiforov, Yakov Feltsman
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Friends With Benefits, Angst and Porn, significant haircuts

Chris won gold, once.

Now, this is dark chocolate, with a hint of bitterness, but still pretty rich. I think the recipient liked it. I love the Chris POV, especially a younger, less jaded Chris. I think he sold himself short, when it came to Victor, but that's just how things are.

Last one was a treat:

It Takes A Muscle (3690 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Free!
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Matsuoka Rin & Yamazaki Sousuke, Yamazaki Sousuke/Masuoka Rin (unrequited), Matsuoka Rin/Nanase Haruka (background)
Characters: Yamazaki Sousuke, Matsuoka Rin, Nanase Haruka, Matsuoka Gou
Additional Tags: Unrequited Love, Best Friends, Self-Denial, Acceptance, Teasing, Implied/Referenced Underage Sex, Treat, Pining

Sousuke had boy troubles. Specifically, a boy who was trouble.

(That boy was Rin, and always had been.)

Baking chocolate, not to be eaten. Recipient never commented on this, which is sad-making, but understandable, I guess -- they seemed to have defaulted on the exchange, so maybe they forgot about the gifts?

I took the most time to write this, thought most about it. I don't regret writing it, since there were some people who were happy to read it. But yeah. Free! fandom is tough on my ego. Probably will leave it there for now.

chocolate box fics!

Feb. 21st, 2017 05:19 pm
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[personal profile] isis
Brief health update: new antibiotic did not kill the infection, I'm still deaf in my right ear with occasional icepick pain, got referred to ENT who thinks it's a viral rather than bacterial infection causing nerve inflammation and put me on prednisone.

I was right, [personal profile] merit wrote both my gift fics! Of course that was a pretty easy conclusion considering that she's one of maybe three people who know both sources in the crossover.... Anyway, ♥ to you, thanks again, and one of these days imma write you something, I swear.

So, what I wrote. My assignment, for [archiveofourown.org profile] LillyRose:

Lucky Strike (1034 words) by Isis
Fandom: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Queenie Goldstein/Jacob Kowalski
Characters: Jacob Kowalski, Queenie Goldstein
Additional Tags: Meet-Cute, First Meetings, Post-Canon, Awkward Conversations
Summary: Jacob meets Queenie again for the first time.

I saw Fantastic Beasts on Christmas, and despite having been out of the Harry Potter fandom for some time, I was charmed. It was fun to have a perspective on the wizarding world in a different time and place from the original series, and I particularly liked the awkward but good-hearted characters at the heart of the movie, Newt, Tina, Jacob, and Queenie. And I was devastated at the end (skip spoiler) when Jacob accepts Obliviation!. So I jumped at the chance to write a coda and make everything all better!

Writing from Jacob's POV let me make use of one of my favorite tropes, that of the unreliable narrator who doesn't realize that things are not as he believes - but the reader knows the truth. So the reader is complicit, in a way, with the author, and that knowledge is what gives tension to the unfolding story. (Which also makes the story pointless and inane if you don't know the canon and therefore don't know that Queenie is a Legilimens and reads minds, and that Jacob and Queenie have met before.) I also want to give a shout-out to [personal profile] chamekke who despite being new at beta-reading did a super-awesome job and made this a much better story.

Then, it was treat time. As I've mentioned off and on here, I'm playing Witcher 3, and since a lot of my brain has been occupied with that game I looked to see if there were any requests I could treat. So I saw [archiveofourown.org profile] heeroluva's request, "Honestly I would love to see Geralt being fucked. It can be by monster(s)/creature(s) or original character(s)...and can be consensual or not....I just love the thought of him who's always in control, always coming out on top, finding himself suddenly powerless and no longer being on top. ;) I'd love to see him finding something he can't handle, and I'd love to see him getting off on it." Boom, immediate plotbunny based on a bit of the game I'd just finished, leading to:

A Fiend in Need (2408 words) by Isis
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con
Relationships: Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia/Original Male Character(s)
Characters: Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Original Non-Human Character(s)
Additional Tags: Monsters, Bestiality, Discovering a taste for bottoming, Chocolate Box Treat, Not actually as dark as it might appear from the tags
Summary: "Well, I'll be fucked," Geralt muttered, with an ironic bark of laughter at the aptness of the phrase that had sprung to mind. "Guess your antlers aren't the only place you're horny."

There's a lot of humor in the game, and I tried to make that style of dryly amused perspective come through here. But it's basically a big monster overpowers Geralt and fucks him, and he sort of likes it. Also, my first smut in a year, and my first E-rated smut in two years. Surprisingly fun to write.

I also wrote a Witcher treat for [archiveofourown.org profile] wednesday's prompt for Geralt/Keira, "at some point Geralt realizes he has more choices than he thought and maybe he should choose a different sorceress," which was also fun to write but turned out to be much less fun to have written.

The bosom that makes the home (828 words) by Isis
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia/Keira Metz
Characters: Keira Metz, Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia
Additional Tags: Reunited and It Feels So Good, slight AU, Some Yennefer bashing, Chocolate Box Treat
Summary: When Geralt returns to Kaer Morhen, Keira is there waiting for him.

One minor problem was that I had not actually reached the point in the game where I set the fic (I'd reached the point where I could play that part, but I was putting it off so I could accomplish a few more things first) so it turned out to be a bit more AU than intended. Also, I have not played the first two games, and most importantly (as it turns out), I have not read the books the games are based on.

Why I wrote this story, and oops, didn't intend to enter a new fandom with wank. )

saying hi

Feb. 21st, 2017 06:29 pm
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In conversation with someone yesterday evening, I said that while I'm basically doing fine, I feel scattered. There are a lot of reasons for this -- getting back from a fairly long trip; having a freaking ton of work that I actually got through much faster than I expected, which left me feeling as though I'd been pushing a boulder that suddenly disappeared; not getting enough exercise -- and one of the ways I realized it was manifesting was that I wasn't interested in cooking.

chatting about food and beer )

I don't seem to be doing much fannish stuff lately, unless you count reading lots of fanfic. Geoff and I are watching The Expanse, which I found slow to grab me at first -- partly because I have trouble hearing what the characters are saying! I'm not sure if it's the sound design of the show, the quality of our TV, or my own hearing -- but which is definitely getting interesting as it continues, and it's also gorgeously produced. We were riveted by Westworld, but the second season won't drop until 2018, sigh. I'm still really enjoying Elementary. In the theater, I've recently seen Hidden Figures (wonderful) and Moonlight (stunningly wonderful). And Geoff, a friend, and I just snagged tickets to The Book of Mormon on stage in Montreal in April! I didn't think I'd ever get to see it, but now I will -- yay! (Now if only Avenue Q would come here...)

Escapade is in a couple of weeks, and I haven't even looked at the programming, but then I rarely do; I just see what looks interesting when I get there. I'll be volunteering for the art show, of course, and I expect I'll be auctioning, but I'm so glad not to be running it any more. Mostly I'm looking forward to seeing people!

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Feb. 21st, 2017 06:26 pm
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Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Feb. 21st, 2017 03:20 pm
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 to [personal profile] stonebender  and [personal profile] davidlevine !  Stay dry!  (Best wishes for a happy day.)
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Posted by Fred Clark

"I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream."

nom nom nom

Feb. 21st, 2017 03:12 pm
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Belated life update! Trying not to fall off the DW bus entirely when I miss a few stops.

* Took a trip down south and had unexpectedly great weather and expectedly great food
* Reuniting with friends is such a balm for the soul I cannot even
* New kindle is evil because it is good
* Any book recommendations, anyone?

Mid-week Antiprocrastination!

Feb. 21st, 2017 09:51 pm
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I'm going to post this now even though it's late here and I'm not sure if I'll be here to cheer you along tonight (given the getting late and I've already fallen asleep once the evening) or tomorrow as I'm not home until very late, but I'm absolutely sure that you'll all be willing to cheer and encourage for me (and if all else fails, just remember I'll be thinking of you and will check in as soon as I can).

So what is it that you've been procrastinating on? What's been hanging over you, weighing you down because you know it ought to be done, but it's just too much? Go on, you know you can beat it into submission (a little at a time!)

Good luck and lots of cheers and good wishes to you all.

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Feb. 21st, 2017 01:41 pm
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Trapped by Facebook.

I deleted my Facebook account a few years ago since I want nothing to do with it. But just now I got caught! I was signing up for one of those marches coming up. I didn't realize I was actually signing up for a Facebook account until it congratulated me after the fact.

Gross. Gross. Gross. They have my name, don't they, and my blankety blank email. Gross. Ughity ugh.

It's sent me that confirmation email. I wonder if I never do anything with it if it will all just go away since I effing hate Facebook.

Gnuts. So much for ever clicking on a sign-up that is connected to Facebook again.
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DEAR HARRIETTE: I don't want my teenage children going to the marches and protests taking place in my city. These marches are for causes I support, like women's rights, the environment and raising the minimum wage. But these marches can get dangerous and almost always have a police presence. Also, I am not sure how much of a positive impact they end up having in the long run. How can I ensure that my teenagers are in school and not out on the street with signs? -- Skipping School, New York City

DEAR SKIPPING SCHOOL: I want to encourage you to rethink your position. The fact that your teenage children want to be involved in the political process and speak up about their thoughts is a good thing. It will encourage active participation in the voting process when they come of age. Of course you want them to be safe. A different approach might be to offer to go with them, letting them know that you want to protect them from harm. You can also give them instructions on how to be in a crowd, including not pushing their way into a crush of people where it can get dangerous, even when people are well meaning. You can find out from their school if any organized or chaperoned efforts are being considered as these protests pop up.

Reality says you may not be able to prevent them from going. What you want to avoid is having them lie to you. Then you really won’t be able to protect them. I recommend that you keep the dialogue open, talk about safety and possibly even become their chaperone.


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November 2014




The collected poems from my descent into madness year spent writing daily poems are now available from Lulu as the cheapest 330-page book they would let me make ($16.20). If that's too pricey, you can also get it from Lulu as a free download, or just click on the "a poem every day" tag to read them here. But if you did buy one, that'd be awesome.

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