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Jun. 27th, 2017 01:42 pm
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Sign-ups are still open for The Exchange at Fic Corner | [community profile] fic_corner. I must be feeling more optimistic about life than I was yesterday because I signed up. Yes, I really did. Two of my offers were fandoms that I have written before; the other is for a book series that I loved as a kid** and have always wanted to write. I made three requests, which I then edited to add a fourth. I would never have thought of it as a kid's book, but The Handmaid's Tale somehow ended up in the prompt set. What the heck, I'd never offer it but I might match on it.

That was the easy part, which surprised me. I'm still working on my letter. I just signed up and that part always takes me awhile.

I'm torn between posting my letter in case someone gets inspired to write for me and keeping it hidden until assignments go out so that I don't scare people off.

I told my husband that my prompts will start by getting rid of all of the men. He started laughing.

"You are going to ask your writer to get rid of that guy you hate so much, Professor Whats-his-face. The one that Jo was married to [in Little Women]."

YES. Since I was ten years old, I have wanted to do away with Professor Bhaer. THIS IS MY CHANCE. I know optional details are optional. But I can't be the only ten-year-old who hated that character.

Here is the tag set: The Exchange at Fic Corner TAG SET

Here is the profile: The Exchange at Fic Corner PROFILE

Here is the schedule:
June 18th - June 27th - Sign-Ups. (Depending on the part of the planet you live on. For me, sign-ups end June 28th at 6 p.m. PDT, not June 27th)
June 28th - Assignments Sent Out
August 21st - Deadline for Stories
August 28th - Collection Goes Live

Here is the place to post your letter: Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letters.

I can't see where it specifies the minimum length. I assume it must be 1000 words, like Yuletide. You do have to have an account at AO3.


SIGN UP SIGN UP SIGN UP. You know you want to. ♥
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[community profile] holmestice reveals have happened! And the whole fest has been so much fun, I can't wait for the next round. I've even already made notes for my next sign-up! Any other Holmes fans around? Because you should absolutely join, it's a blast. :D

(Though I'll really need an ACD icon, or at least a more general Sherlock Holmes one. Not that I haven't been looking ...)

But first, here's the story I wrote for this round:

Title: The Question
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes - ACD
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty (with appearances by Lestrade, Watson, and Moran)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none
Summary: Of all the unanswered questions I had collected over the course of my career, none weighed upon me as much as that posed by the inexplicable inaction of Professor Moriarty.
A/N: Written for [personal profile] graycardinal during the Holmestice 2017 Summer Round. Many thanks to [personal profile] fluffyllama and [personal profile] wojelah for all their help!

Originally posted at the Holmestice comm and at AO3.

The Question )

Music meme

Jun. 27th, 2017 10:43 pm
[personal profile] swaldman
See here for explanation.

21.A favourite song with a person's name in the title

I was stuck on this for a while... kept coming back to Fernando, and thinking surely I could do better. Then I remembered all the choice I had from Hamilton... and settled on the title track.

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Posted by <a href="/users/TardisGirlLoveStory/pseuds/TardisGirlLoveStory" rel="author">TardisGirlLoveStory</a>


This is the continuing work of a multi-chapter handbook and meta analysis for Season 10 of BBC's Doctor Who. (Getting more tissues ready.) I'm including links to previous analyses on many of the references for people who have come in media res.

This particular work is based on S10 episode 11: "World Enough and Time."

OMG, the Doctor's hair is even LONGER! We'll examine the implications of this, beyond what I mentioned in the previous analysis.

Don't believe everything you see. I'll show you why with more coming in future chapters.

I've provided a list of chapters from my "Return of Doctor Mysterio" analysis that explains many concepts in "World Enough and Time." If you don't have time to read the chapters, I provide some quick points to reference.

I’ve got a lot to cover across several chapters, but here are a few things. I'll update this as I write the rest of the chapters:

The meaning of the Doctor using “Doctor Who” as his title, the Fish metaphor (finally!) and what they have to do with the Library metaphor and Hospitals. The Master and lots of mirror explanations, tying in “Face the Raven,” “Heaven Sent,” “Hell Bent,” “Journey into Terror,” “Oxygen,” and much more.

Words: 1617, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

Series: Part 12 of Season 10 Doctor Who

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Jun. 27th, 2017 05:40 pm
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Again, a waste of time and it annoys the pig.
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100-year-old tracks on Sunset Beach

In early November of 2014, a colossal storm wreaked havoc on the New Jersey Atlantic Coast, taking layers of sand with it. This event revealed a forgotten artifact on the beach that had been hidden for years, a piece of history encapsulated in the sand: two pairs of train tracks dating back to the early 1900s.

Several times a year, during low tide, visitors to New Jersey’s Sunset Beach can see two out-of-place sets of 100-year-old railroad tracks, a remnant of the time when the beach was used for industry and not tourism.

The first track, located near the Cape May Canal, is believed to have been built during World War One, leading to a munitions proving ground where Sunset Beach’s sand and water were used to test the concussion and power of a shell. The facility was used by Russia, France, and England and is the reason that duds (unexploded munitions) often can be found on the beach.

The second set of tracks are believed to date back further, to 1908, when they were used by the Cape May Sand Company to haul sand from the beach to the glass factories in the town. Some suspect that the tracks were also used to transport some of the sand used in the locks of the Panama Canal.

The two pairs of tracks on Sunset Beach are located about half a mile north of the main beach area, and during low tide, they provide visitors with the ultimate century-old scavenger hunt.

Music meme

Jun. 27th, 2017 10:19 pm
[personal profile] swaldman
See here for explanation.

20.A song that has many meanings for you

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, saying the officers lied when they alleged the teenager &quot;aggressively&quot; swung a knife at officers and attempted to get up from the ground still armed with the knife after he was shot....
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station in Harlem, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to a transit system plagued by aging equipment and reliability problems....
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I've been interested in game design for some time, but when I started in elementary school, either there were no resources or they were hard to find. It was already hard to find books in English when I lived in South Korea. We did have Base access for a couple years while my dad was still in the Army, and then he left the Army to teach at Yonsei University and we lost Base access and, with it, access to the library. In any case, it would never have occurred to me to look for books on "game design." I don't think I heard of it as an area of study until college or possibly after. I spent a lot of high school trying to design a cockamamie chess variant, and I did read up on real chess variants (Chinese chess, Japanese chess, Burmese chess, etc.). It wasn't *good*, and the one time a couple friendly strangers over the internet volunteered to playtest it, they confirmed the ruleset wasn't any good, no doubt because I had devised the pieces' moves to be ~symbolic~ for storytelling purposes (it was worldbuilding for a fantasy novel) and I didn't know anything about board game design.

Since then I have made a point of reading books on game design when I can find them, and the occasional article on the web. While I have released a couple of small interactive fiction games (IFs) and the narrative game Winterstrike (Failbetter Games), I don't really consider myself a game designer. It's more in the nature of something I do on the side because I find it illuminating to consider alternate ways to approaching narrative; I think primarily as a writer of static fiction. And for the purposes of the hexarchate, it's research because I decided that one of the factions (the Shuos) abuses game design techniques in their pedagogy, and one of the characters (Jedao) is a gamer.

The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design, ed. Mike Selinker, is a collection of essays by various designers. I was originally going to read the book through and do a report on the book overall, but I liked the essays enough to do individual reports on some of them. cut for length )

Thank you to the person who donated this book!

Silver Screen 6

Jun. 27th, 2017 01:57 pm
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Name: starphotographs
Story: Universe B
Supplies and Styles: Mural, Canvas, Graffiti
Characters: Scissors (POV), Frankie, Satchel
Colors: Silver Screen 6 (“I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendshit.”)
Word Count: 13,800ish
Rating: PG-13? Low R?
Warnings: Choose not to warn.
Summary: A story of loyalty, friendship, and the hazards of misinformation.
Note: This takes place chronologically earlier than anything else I’ve written containing both Frankie and Scissors. If you don’t know these characters, this is as good a place to start as any. If you do, a few things will be explained. Choose what to do with this information! (Also, I swear I’ll someday write about these characters without it bloating into a novelette. But today is not that day.)

Read more... )

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Jun. 27th, 2017 01:53 pm
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*blows raspberry at Mitch McConnell*

The bespectacled wizard grimaced....

Jun. 27th, 2017 09:40 pm
tree_and_leaf: HMS Surprise sailing away over calm sea, caption "Sail away" (Sail away)
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In Potter related news (is it really twenty years? And how many friends would I not have made were it not for Potter?), Stephen Bush of the New Staggers has done a director's commentary of his ancient Harry Potter fic, and it's one of the funniest things I've read in ages.

(He had an LJ aged 12? Precocious or what?)


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