ITPE Dear Podficcer Letter 2017

Sep. 23rd, 2017 10:32 am
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Hello! Thank you so much for whatever you make for me. I'm so excited at the thought of you making a podfic for me to love!!!

Here are some helpful tips. Feel free to take the wants with a grain of salt if you find a fic you're excited about, as long as it doesn't cross any of the Do Not Want lines. If you want a second opinion on whether or not I'd like something, you can check with @laliandra/@mllelal, who knows my tastes well.

Things I love:
-I love canon. I ship canon 90% of the time (and when I ship something else, like in the case of Swan Queen, it's because I see their romantic feelings as canon even if they haven't acted on them). I like main characters, and I just generally am a fan of fanworks that respect the canon and treat it as Good. Good-natured making fun of canon is awesome (for example Harry Potter fics that clearly love the books but make fun of the rules of Quidditch), but angry jabs at canon are a turnoff for me.
-I love stories that make me think and/or hold important ideas about life and the world
-I love sincerity and big emotions
-I love well-intentioned characters
-Dire Peril is great as long as everybody we care about survives. Yay intensity! Also yay to people getting angry or upset and having intense fights, as long as they work things out by the end
-I love slow build romantic/sexual tension
-Humor is great, especially if it's the characters being funny on purpose, but also if it's humor around how faily and ridic they sometimes are
-I am very pleased with fic that involves kids (not at all a requirement, but definitely in the plus rather than the minus column for me)
-I love Broadway and I love musicals. If a story references a musical (or incorporates singing, if you're up for it), I consider that a plus!
-I love experimental podfic. Trying something new/weird/different as an ITPE gift for me, while not required, would make me SO! EXCITED!
-Groundhog Day AUs and similar types of time travel story are super fun and interesting and cathartic and I love them

Things I do not want:
-Permanent character death (canon character deaths being referenced is fine), unless it's along the lines of a villain in a superhero-type story
-Unhappy ending
-Serious injury or death of kids, especially babies, including miscarriages etc. It's okay if a kid/baby/pregnant person is in danger as part of the plot as long as they are fine by the end
-D/s universe

Fandoms I'm most excited about currently (OTP indicated):
Boy Meets World (Cory/Shawn/Topanga), Les Mis (Enjolras/Grantaire, but anything is okay), The Flash (Barry/anyone or Gen), and also an RPF one that I'm not going to name in an unlocked post, but see the fandom of the podfic I posted July 9th 2017 on my AO3 (any pairing).

If you can't find anything in those that works, I also like:
Once Upon a Time (Swan Queen), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Jake/Amy or gen), Harry Potter (Harry/Draco), Steven Universe (Pearl/anyone or gen), Voltron (any pairing or gen), Fullmetal Alchemist (I'm still finishing the show but hopefully will be done by Christmas, any pairing), Hart of Dixie (anything from this would be super exciting), or in a pinch if you can find me any nice OT3 fic, even if the canon is new to me, I would be pleased.
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so, when i moved (yay for move being done *does happy dance*) i decided that i need a more simpler and easier life, and started to define that for me, since that is what living simply is all about, and also getting rid of much stuff. you wouldnt believe how much stuff i threw out- starting with papers, and ending with clothes and everything in between (but for books and plants because i like plants, and i dream of my own library and so having books around makes me calm).
but now my question:
christmas is coming, and ppl tend to give you stuff on christmas, which i would have to throw out, seing as i dont WANT it in my life, as stuff is clutter, and clutter drags me down. i also dont want clothes because i now know how many i own, and its INSANE, and i am still slowly going through sorting that out- after the big sort out i already had...
how much of a prat and evil person am i when i go and say to my nice family: know how for christmas you always give me nice stuff, please dont do that. instead i would like in no order of importance:

  • a nice trip for a day or something

  • special food i would never be able to afford myself

  • books- all the books, any books

  • vid-games: you know like overwatch- which i have been talking about forever, but its still so expensive and i cant spent that money right now... or some others of my list...


does this make me spoiled and ungrateful? i just dont want them to spend money on stuff i would throw away before the new year, really...
*is conflicted*

i have meringues left over too

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:36 pm
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the meringues went over well at my sister's rosh hashanah dinner last night (my aunt, who says to me "you know i'm diabetic", and who does mostly take care of her health, had one and took one home for later) and almost no one ate the honey cake! everyone might have been too full of roast. consequently i have a lot of honey cake in the freezer. but it was good! and not as overbaked as i thought! i'm still going to try and find a 10"x10" cake pan for next time, tho.

glitter!

i'm watching battlestar galactica the miniseries, and everyone looks so young! aaron douglas is a baby! i never saw the miniseries and i think i started watching the series in the middle of s2 so i was always a little confused, but a lot of this is familiar, and mostly it's nice to see how thing started. i always liked how the space battles were shot, and i loved that your superior was always "sir", even if they were female - like, the pilots all called roslin "sir", and i thought that was great - and baltar is still nuts. i think there's a bsg marathon all weekend on the syfy channel.

[livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang claims open tomorrow morning and i may or may not have set my alarm clock to guarantee i get my ass out of bed on time. there are a couple of pieces i really like as art but have no story ideas for, and a couple more i totally could write for. one of them is so far in my wheelhouse it isn't funny. fingers crossed i get one of the arts i want.

now the dark knight returns is on and i'm always so disappointed they covered tom hardy's face with a mask. i know it's part of the character, but still. his face! also? i hate christian bale's batman voice.

Fandom Fund raiser for iv0611

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:40 pm
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 Hey my dudes, @ivo611 is in some trouble and needs some help fixing her car or her and her mother could end up homeless. She is aiming for $900 dollars. Here is her go fund me page. To help her out I am starting a fandom fund raiser. Please comment below with what you are offering! 

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Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:05 pm
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I didn't remember this remark at all.

Alex: “I just never cared much for things."
Evan: "I know. And it shows. I think these rich people, some of them anyway, find it intriguing."
Alex: "Most of them find it annoying. I know my mother always did."
Evan: "I think it's honest."
Alex: "Yeah?"
Evan: "At least you never pretend. I never realized how much difference that could make. I'd go out with you.”

...Really! Under what circumstances, I wonder?

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Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:51 pm
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I was updating Mint today. When I got back to the beginning of the year and saw the garage bill I was like, “What on Earth happened to my car in January?! ...Oh, right."

By the time I had listed all desired car repairs to my (awesome) mechanic, I had to finish with, "Oh, and the windshield is cracked all the way across; sorry about that. It's getting replaced tomorrow." He was like, "Wow, I hope everyone's okay." I just looked at him for a second before I realized he must think I'd been in an accident. "Oh," I said, "Yeah, it's fine. It happened while the car was parked in the driveway."

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Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:38 pm
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Alex: “We should eat something. What do you feel like?"
Evan: "I... Whatever you want is fine with me."
Alex: "Well, what I want is for you to pick a place."
Evan: "Did you have anything specific in mind?"
Alex: "No. I want you to pick something you want. It's not rocket science, Evan. You do it all the time anyway."
Evan: "What do you mean by that?"
Alex: "You're always making the decision what to eat and when."
Evan: "That's because you get so busy you forget to take care of yourself. Someone has to."
Alex: "So you make decisions all the time. You're only getting angry now because I told you I wanted you to pick something you want, instead of something you think I want."
Evan: "I'm not angry. I just don't see the need to make such a distinction. If you want me to find a place for us to eat, that's fine. Why do you have to make a point about whether or not I want the same thing?"
Alex: "You know, you are the hardest person to be nice to sometimes."

--Kristine Williams, Madness
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And speaking of slogging along. I mean, I love this series and I'm glad I've got some momentum on it, but it has been work to get it going again.

Sunday Dinner: Melissa (2312 words) by Tassos
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sheriff Stilinski, Melissa McCall
Additional Tags: Werewolf Sheriff Stilinski, Dinner, Friendship, Male-Female Friendship, Conversations, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Series: Part 6 of Lycanthropic Optics: Werewolf!Sheriff AU
Summary:

John bumps into Melissa at the hospital. They have a long overdue chat.


writing is a thing again

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:19 pm
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So you know I've been complaining for months about how writing is like pulling teeth? I've been slogging along, working on finishing half finished things (and succeeding), poking at a couple new ideas that haven't stuck, and it's all felt like work and drudgery. Until, this week. When I started an Avvar!Cullen/mage!Trevelyan romance that is all about the dubcon and in basically two sittings have gotten out 5,000 words.

Let's back up. I've basically been writing a little over 5k words a month this year, with some variation, and definitely not in two days. And it wasn't even hard! What is that even? Writing? Not a painful exercise? (Sidenote: on top of that writing at work has been pretty good this week too...)

So, yeah, writing is suddenly fun again. Also, witness me be incredibly uncomfortable writing my own kinks. I mean, lbr, this is an idfic romance at the moment (though with my usual over thinking of how to make the situation work). It's also basically the first part of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, which makes me feel a little weird 'cause I don't actually like the movie, but, man, I sure as hell love Avvar!AUs, and forced closeness, and bedsharing, and a marriage of convenience, and ALL THE SILLY TROPES. I just prefer reading them to writing them. So I'm trying something new here. It'll help me grow as a person.

Anyway, I'm already worried about finishing it. This is the same feeling I've gotten starting the other three novel length fics that are about half done at ~60k. I'm hoping this one won't be that long. And that I finish it. Wish me luck.

black emporium letter

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:02 am
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Dear Creator:

[in progress]

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Sep. 21st, 2017 11:16 pm
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Alex: “You owned a Sha'erah, according to Miranda."
Paulson: "Well, I... I suppose."
Alex: "You suppose? How do you own someone and not quite recall exactly? Did you, or didn't you?”

--Kristine Williams, Madness

update from the cat-front

Sep. 21st, 2017 04:25 pm
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so on the job-hunt front so far nothing new... and sadly it gets depressing with how many of those firms don't even say that they dont need you (luckily most here do)

but on completely unrelated and better news: this cat finally got a healthy net connection! you do not know how much you need the net for the simplest things these days, until you dont really have the option. i am one of the fortunate enough to have a mobile contract where unlimited net is included- but after 2gb they cut it down to like 125bits a min and you have no imagination of how SLOW that is, it takes forever to load just one picture- this is also the reason i am behind on [community profile] hp_podfic_fest, but i will listen to the ones i didnt yet get around to.
edit: obviously i dont complain about time without net when i choose to be off the net- but for job search and application sending net is kinda the only way these days at least here..

on super unrelated news (because i am trying to make that a thing apparently)
thanks so much for lovely post-cards to [personal profile] themightyflynn, who sent me an adorable card from australia
and to [personal profile] enchanted_jae who sent me a very nice card from duluth- which fits perfectly in my ocean themed entry!!! thank you <3

and finally on different unrelated news: my muse is broken somehow, and i seem unable to fix her, which really is starting to get me broken too *headdesks*

but not all is doom and gloom so i shall go for the happy vipe and wish you a good time!



Some words

Sep. 21st, 2017 09:47 am
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Words that might be used for the current occupant of the White House, without invoking looksism, ageism, sizeism, sexism, ableism or ethnic slurs. Even if the very sight of his face or sound of his voice makes me cringe and shudder.

Boor
Ignorant
Pig-ignorant
Ignoramus
Bombastic
Reckless
Bull in a china shop
White supremacist
Would-be dictator
Chickenhawk
Coward
Hater
Self-absorbed
Solipsist
Fascist
Deplorable
Despicable
Reprehensible
Thoughtless
Wrongheaded
Mercenary (adj)
Imperialist
Colonialist
Capitalist pig-dog
Thin-skinned
Calamity
Disaster
Irresponsible
Soulless
Traitor
Unamerican
Racist
Sexist
Sexual predator
Sexual harasser
Cheater
Adulterer
Defaulter
Failure
Bankrupt
Incompetent
Liar
Misogynist
Pusillanimous
Belligerent
Bully
Unethical
Unjust

I'm avoiding "Immoral", although I believe it applies, because definitions differ among subcultures. I think he's immoral according to any definition I've ever heard, but one doesn't want to spend good insult time arguing over the definitions of the insults.

If you're willing to use profanity...
Asshole
Fuckhead
Douchebag (Yes some people think this term is sexist. I disagree, but if you do, then don't use it)
The trouble with these is their imprecision and general applicability to quite a lot of people. I mean, "asshole" might be that guy that just cut me off in traffic. That's several orders of magnitude less assholish than That Guy I Did Not Vote For.

Killjoys Rewatch: s03e04

Sep. 21st, 2017 05:47 pm
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Rewatching this episode was a surprise. A real nice surprise. I remembered this episode as campy and difficult to take seriously: I mean, it's the one with the gay, hippy space vikings in purple furs. Instead, I discovered an episode that's really fucking serious (pun half-intended, given this episode), and just happens to have two light-and-camp moments that are, apparently, really fucking distracting.

That said, sadly this show's tendency to cast darker men for throwaway antagonist/villain roles is still here, and I still decidedly don't appreciate it.

Thematic statement of the episode: Pree's "We'll see if [Gared] survives Basic Training" and Dutch's "Welcome to Level 5. No more pulling punches."

...though on the matter of that latter one, exactly how did Dutch miss out that Johnny's the guy who'll take a plasma torch to someone's face at point blank and send a bolt through their head from across the room? And that was S1! Level 5 just means he's cleared to take kill warrants, not that he's obligated to take them: it's a matter of skill, not constitution. Which makes me think possibly the reason she rank-blocked him was to lower the chances that he'll take off on his own, which: Dutch, seriously, come the fuck on.

Ironic statement of the episode: Turin saying "If they swore our oath, I've got their backs. Even the assholes get a fair shake; that's the way I lead." Yeah, we know how that one ends when tested.

Other moment of interest: When Kendry establishes a link with the Green, she asks "What is this?" to which Aneela replies, "The beginning." Given the open/close of s03e10... yeah. If I had more patience, I'd go and fish out the images that flash when Kendry establishes said connection; that might help with figuring out if there really is a connection, or if it's window-display only.

Oh! And this time I caught the label of Zeph's petry dish: that's Khlyen's blood, which, are we seriously to believe that Dutch had harvested his body.

...also I think D'av beat up at least half a dozen other killjoys, possibly more. Hee. He and Dutch together really are a powerhouse.

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