[ SECRET POST #3829 ]

Jun. 28th, 2017 06:31 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3829 ⌋

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weekend prep Wednesday

Jun. 28th, 2017 06:49 am
marcicat: xkcd grownups (xkcd grownups)
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It’s 4th of July weekend, and that means it’s time for INDEPENDENCE DAY MOVIE VIEWING! That’s right — at some point this weekend (or possibly on the 4th itself), I will be watching INDEPENDENCE DAY and also INDEPENDENCE DAY 2.

(Did the second movie have a special name? I don’t remember. *ETA: it did — Independence Day Resurgence.)

Because nothing says ‘celebrating our freedom’ like ALIEN SPACESHIPS!

(True story: I am the only-slightly-sheepish owner of both Independence Day movies. There was a special offer!)

I am preparing for this annual event by checking itunes to make sure I didn’t dream up purchasing the movies, and adding popcorn to the grocery list.

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

[ SECRET POST #3828 ]

Jun. 27th, 2017 06:42 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3828 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 31 secrets from Secret Submission Post #548.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

notes from a weekend walk

Jun. 27th, 2017 08:35 am
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The backstory: the local state park has three mountains in it, or at least there are three things that are called mountains.

[Note: this led me to a fascinating look at the difference between hills and mountains, which is far more vague than I expected. None of these three land-forms are higher than 2000 feet, but they are sort of steep, and apparently you can pretty much call something a mountain if you want, so why not?]

Anyway, so there’s three mountains. One of them is the popular one — it’s got an interesting summit with nice views, and plenty of space for people to spread out at the top and have a snack. Plus, there’s a fire tower — what’s not to love?

Then there’s the tallest one — no real summit to speak of, but it gets the glow of being the tallest. And the trail is cool.

And then there’s the one in the middle. The shortest one. No loop trail, just up and back. But I’d never been up it, so out I went on Sunday, headed for the middle mountain.

AND IT WAS AMAZING. I was both surprised and delighted. The selfie I took at the top did not manage to capture my ‘I was not expecting this, can you believe it’ sensation. The trail sort of meandered around before suddenly dropping me off at a beautiful grassy summit with a super-nice view of the surrounding park. (I mean, only in one direction, but that direction was excellent!)

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

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"we're leaving together but still it's farewell
and maybe we'll come back to earth, who can tell"
--europe, "the final countdown"

[admin post] Admin Post: Signups are open for the 2017 Jack/Daniel Ficathon XIV

Jun. 26th, 2017 07:54 pm
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Timeline

Sign-Ups Are Open: 26 June through 15 July 2017
Assignments Out: 19 July 2017
Stories Due: 27 August 2017
After Party: Complementary Fanworks (With Fic Author Permission) Due: 10 September 2017

If you can help us spread the word, please do!

So, how does this work?
~ This is a fic exchange. You will sign up by giving details of the kind of fic you would like to have someone create for you. You will commit to write a fic for someone else. [personal profile] eilidh17 will read all the signup comments and match fic writers with requests.
~ Comment on this post to sign up (the format is below). You don't have to have a Dreamwidth account to participate. All signups will be handled here on Dreamwidth. Assignments will be sent out via e-mail. Stories will be due 27 August 2017. However, if you finish early, you can post, and we'll leave your story in the moderation queue until the day the ficathon opens.
~ Keep your assignment secret until the deadline. We do suggest you get a beta. Options for getting a beta will be covered in a future post, or you can email or message the admins at any time about locating a beta.
~ If you have any questions about your assignment, contact [personal profile] eilidh17, or another admin, not the person you're writing for. The other admins are [personal profile] princessofgeeks and [personal profile] magickmoons.
~ Stories must be at least 1000 words, but there is no upper limit.
~ Feel free to post either here in the comm, or somewhere else with a link to your story. More details about posting will be spelled out closer to the deadline.
~ Join the comm on Dreamwidth in order to post an announcement of your fic, or the fic itself. If you aren't normally a user of Dreamwidth, contact an admin when you post your fic so that we can announce your fic here and link to it. All comm members have immediate posting access, but posting is moderated so that the fic will all be unveiled the same day.

After Party

This year, we will again hold an After Party for complementary fanworks, to allow people who create fanworks other than fanfic to participate! All fanfic writers who sign up for the ficathon will be asked whether they give permission for other artists to create related fanworks after the stories have posted.

Fan artists of all types are encouraged and urged to take a look at the signup comments and note which fan writers have given permission for complementary works to be posted during the After Party.

The deadline for these complementary works is 10 September 2017.

To announce your complementary work for the After Party, join the J/D ficathon community on DW, and then post to the community with a link to your work. Please include the title and author of the fanfic to which your work is related (and include the link if possible). If you need help joining, or don't usually use Dreamwidth, please contact one of the admins so that we can announce your fic for you on DW and link to it in the AO3 collection.

Crossposting Policy for Fic

~ Stories may be hosted on Livejournal, Dreamwidth, Archive of Our Own, or any other website. Stories may be hosted on more than one site, but please provide all links when you announce your fic. We are planning an AO3 collection for the 2017 ficathon (and by the way -- nearly all previous entries for this ficathon going back to 2003 now have subcollections by year on AO3); details will be announced as they become available. We will also create a Master List on Dreamwidth for all the stories and all the complementary works in the After Party.
~ You may announce your story anywhere you post.

Defaulting, Dropping, and Extensions

~ If you drop out without emailing eilidh17 at yahoo dot com, you will be banned from participation for the following year.
~ If you need more time to finish, simply email eilidh17 at yahoo dot com BEFORE THE DEADLINE. There will be a reasonable deadline for late fic, after which a pinch hitter will be recruited to write for your recipient. If something comes up and you can't complete the ficathon, just let [personal profile] eilidh17 know in advance of the deadline, so your recipient will get a fic from someone! We want everyone who signs up to receive a story.

For the after party, there is no signup necessary. Post an announcement of your work, by the deadline, in the DW community. That's it. A master post of complementary fanworks created for the After Party will be posted to the DW community after the deadline.

Sign-Up Form

Here is the sign-up form for fic. You can specify two things that MUST be in your story, and one optional thing that you'd like to be in your story. Also answer the IMPORTANT question: Are you willing for someone to create related fanwork(s) for your story for the After Party? You must answer YES or NO to this question. If you leave that out, the mods will hound you for an answer!

Your two requirements should be limited to items from this list (you do not need to include all these, but you may if you wish):

* a prompt -- which might be a setting (examples: "an ice planet at night", "a plane trip to D.C.", "the Land of Light"), an object (ex.: "a letter", "a dog", "a new car"), a line of dialogue (ex.: "And then I shot her!"), etc.
* an episode or season -- for example, "Beneath the Surface" or "season 5"
* a genre -- action/adventure, angst, established relationship, first time, humor, hurt/comfort, schmoop, UST, fluff, curtainfic, smarm, etc.
* a rating -- for our purposes, following the MPAA system, so G through NC-17

For your optional request, you can be as specific as you like (e.g., "Jack and Daniel are stranded on an ice planet and Teal'c and Vala come to the rescue, but only after Jack tells Daniel a deep dark secret"), but keep in mind that the writer won't be obligated to include that request in your story.

Restrictions should be things you absolutely don't want in your story. You can specify up to two.

If you only want to fill out the requirement field, that's fine; you don't have to specify optional requests or restrictions. You must answer the question regarding additional fanworks for the After Party.

As for the assignment you'll receive: please specify the maximum rating you'll write. You can write an actual rating here, or just "I'll write anything," "no sex whatsoever," "fade to black only," and so on. You can also list up to three specific things you won't write. If you've only watched up to a certain season, haven't seen earlier seasons, haven't seen the movie, etc., please make sure to note that, so we don't accidentally match you up with a season-specific request you can't write.

Note: If you list more than three things you won't write, only the first three will be considered; if you list more than two requirements, only the first two will be passed on to your author. (We apologize if that sounds overly restrictive, but please stick to the limits.)

Your comment should look like this:

Name:
Dreamwidth user name:
Email:

Requirement (#1):
Requirement (#2):
Optional Request:
Restriction (#1):
Restriction (#2):

Maximum rating you'll write:
You won't write (#1):
You won't write (#2):
You won't write (#3):

Do you give permission for another fan artist to make a work related to your fic for the After Party? (This may include such works as podfic, art, crafts, a remix or other fanfic of your fanfic, etc.): Yes or No?

Will you pinch hit? (This means being willing to be called on to write a fic to a certain prompt in the place of a writer who has defaulted, and to finish by a given deadline.) Yes or No?


For an example of a finished sign-up form, see the first comment below.

Questions? Feel free to e-mail eilidh17 at yahoo dot com.

[ SECRET POST #3827 ]

Jun. 26th, 2017 06:38 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3827 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Notes:

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Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

umm…

Jun. 26th, 2017 07:09 am
marcicat: (bird with balloon)
[personal profile] marcicat

Gosh, it sure is Monday today. Would you look at that. Who would have thought.

some more random thoughts for the day:

*If your workplace is giving you July 4th off (Tuesday) but not the 3rd, today’s a great day to start complaining about it, if you haven’t already.

*How did I not notice that Billy is wearing Jason’s color in the final scene of the Power Rangers movie?

*After bargaining away nearly all of my usual blankets to the cat, cooler temps last night led me to add one of the sofa blankets to my bed, and I did not realize how amazing that would be.

*Why is driving a car so hard?

*I really hope I like Pacific Rim 2.

*The cat has an innate talent for walking across the keyboard and opening itunes. Once he managed to start a movie. I think my computer may like the cat more than it likes me.

*Yes, it’s still Monday.

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

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The New York Times published Amanda Hess’s 'When Fan Fiction and Reality Collide,' about “FANtasies,” a new anthology web series where fan fiction about internet stars is “brought to life.” As someone who writes YouTuber rpf/rps, I am… really uneasy about this.

For Comicsverse, Colleen Etman compiled A History of Slashfiction.

From Ed Mazza in Huffington Post: Creationist Fan Fiction Features Noah Fighting Giants And Dinosaurs.

Supernatural, One Direction, lots of Harry Potter, Phil Collins, JRRT )

For USA Today, Christian Schneider wrote It's not as if gerrymandering is a new practice; according to some accounts, it predated even the American Revolution. Partisan apportionment was known to the nation's founding fathers — it is rumored that Patrick Henry actually attempted, unsuccessfully, to gerrymander James Madison out of the First Congress. (Which, in my fan fiction describing the event, ended with an old-style caning to settle the dispute.)

Los Angeles Times’s Yvonne Villarreal wrote In our own [This Is Us] fan fiction, we imagine [Ron] Howard enlisting Kevin as a last-minute addition to the Han Solo production. Hartley, though, is just crossing his fingers that more Howard cameos are in his future.

From Nuria Perea on BuzzFeed News: How Indie Movies And Fanfic Helped Me Learn How To Be A Lesbian.

Finally, in a review of an art exhibition, The Boston Globe’s Cate McQuaid wrote Yuan Runhe’s wily painted fan, “A Surface of Obtained Flaws,” depicts an envelope and a thank-you note, which says that, in gratitude, the writer is sending a painting of a fan. Is it the object itself? Perhaps, but Yuan also paints a piece of a painting of a fan. Call it fan fiction.
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Last race of the winter/spring running season was this morning. It was fun. It was hot. Good popsicles, great barbecue, and I got my series finisher jacket before I left.

I'm giving my body a rest and taking the summer off. (Except for Seawheeze, which is in another country where summers are cooler.) It looks like the season for paddle sports is finally here ♥

[ SECRET POST #3826 ]

Jun. 25th, 2017 03:31 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3826 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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More! )


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netflix

Jun. 25th, 2017 11:40 am
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I have given my password to so many people now that like 80% of it's recommendation are not actually for me at this point. I logged in last night and it was like, "because of your​ interest in The West Wing" and "because of your interest in Sense8" and "because of your interest in Justice League", all shows I am pretty sure I have never actually watched. (I think at one point I intended to watch Sense8 but the people I was going to watch it with weren't sold on it and I never got around to watching ​it on my own.)

I started​ watching Supergirl last night. I haven't finished the pilot yet but so far it looks like exactly the right amount of ridiculous​. I guess I'm burnt out on crime drama (or more accurately, all of the ones I was watching either got cancelled or terrible, and all of the new ones I have tried are super bleak and/or gritty, and what I want is fun, lighthearted murder), and circling back to superheroes and vampires.

(It's weird when I think about it, because when it comes to fic I will accept a whooooole lot of angst, but I find it really off-putting in the canon source? I don't know.)

visual music

Jun. 25th, 2017 05:56 am
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[personal profile] marcicat

I was charmed and intrigued by the google doodle for Oskar Fischinger this week.

Oskar Fischinger’s 117th Birthday

Very fun to play with, plus I always enjoy learning more about the backstory behind the doodles.

“I feel incredibly proud of my family and am delighted to be the daughter of Oskar and Elfriede Fischinger. It means so much to me to see this celebration of my father’s art.”
-Angie Fischinger

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

ironically

Jun. 25th, 2017 12:44 am
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I clicked on "Mounts" and the beast master (who appears to have a mermaid tale) asked, "Shall I bring you your steed, starandrea?"

Is there fic about this game?

...WHAT. There is no "Habitica" fandom on AO3?! Maybe it's under another name?

I can literally see guilds dedicated to writing. It is inconceivable to me that there is no fic.

Also, guilds. Hmm. Sounds like another great place for me to not know what I'm doing.

(This is a productive weekend so far; I'm sure you can tell.)

ETA: I thought, hey, maybe I'll join a writers' guild! And now I've joined four guilds, none of them related to writing in any way.

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