MARKED - *crickets*

Mar. 23rd, 2017 06:39 pm
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MARKED - 5.12

Dr. Alaroq took one look at Nilian and responded with a head-shake and a long-suffering sigh. “Don’t tell me. The woods?”

“Yes?” Nilien ducked her head, suddenly feeling guilty.

“I would say we should put up a wall, but then nobody would ever learn anything from falling over. Thank you, Vaudelle.” The doctor nodded politely at Professor Vaudelle. “I won’t let her go running over any more wild terrain for the next few minutes, at least.”

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laughing for once by FastPuck (SFW)

Mar. 23rd, 2017 07:22 pm
turlough: Quatre & Trowa & Heero & Duo & Wufei with space colony interior in the background ((gw) gundam boys)
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Fandom: Gundam Wing
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Wufei
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: watercolours
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] fastpuck / [tumblr.com profile] dragonhusbands

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a gorgeous portrait of Wufei. Not only because he's laughing - an unusual and welcome sight :-) - but also because of the way the broad brush strokes sculpts his face and upper body with their lovely shades of tans and blues.

Link: laughing for once (DeviantART) or here (Tumblr)

Audiobook recommendations?

Mar. 23rd, 2017 11:01 am
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Of course everything always happens at once: medical emergencies; going to Tahoe with the California family; a Silicon Valley conference I was sponsored for.

As for the latter -- for braving 15,000 hours of commute -- I absolutely need engaging audiobook (iTunes / iBooks) recommendations.

Can you help? Things I like:

- Mystery & suspense & thrillers,
- Genre,
- Queerness (but that's not a prerequisite; I just cannot deal with unhealthy heterosexual role dynamics).

Things I don't like:
- Any type of family quarrel or issue,
- Violence against women or queer people or disabled people,
- Too many technical descriptions, battles, or fight scenes; I just don't care (this is sometimes a sci-fi problem).

To pad this, I've recently listened to Sarah Waters' Fingersmith, which was fantastic; I've listened to Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter, which was well-written enough but full of rape, violence against women and queer and disabled people (I wish I were kidding); and I'm listening to Transformed by Suzanne Falter & Jack Harvey, which is entertaining but hardly compelling (the "Society Domme" is just not working for me).

Mantis vs ...

Mar. 23rd, 2017 10:34 am
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Okay it started with the photo of a bird and a mantis, which is playing I'm here and now I'm not. *sighs*
Go to Google Images and search praying mantis vs bird.



Mantis vs Bird

https://youtu.be/kGevZ7TR3c8


Mantis vs Bird


Mantis vs Cat


Mantis vs Mouse




And then there's that one who's just too big
http://theanimal-zone.blogspot.com/2011/11/pick-on-someone-your-own-size-fearless.html
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Luke’s Homework

Mar. 23rd, 2017 08:16 am
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So. This came about because of a roleplay conversation between Leo and Luke, sometime… a couple few decades after Coverleaf is built, so in like the 70s, 80s cohorts, IIRC.

But I think it’ll happen in any timeline eventually, once Luke realizes how many assumptions he’s been working on.


“I want you to tell me about being Kept.” Luke had, although he’d deny it if ever asked, practiced that line until it no longer sounded stupid. “What you remember the most, what you hated, anything you liked.”

The student — Denny, a boy born for cy’Linden if there ever had been one, never mind that his mother was cy’Valerian and his father sy’Ginger — raised his eyebrows at LUke. “Do I have to?”

“Your Mentor asked you to cooperate,” Luke reminded him. He would notlet himself get baited. The cy’Linden kids knew how easy it was, and it was practically a sport for them.

Denny had to be thinking the same thing. “Is this punishment for… that thing with the water balloons?”
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Young Severus by ekr1703 (SFW)

Mar. 23rd, 2017 06:01 pm
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Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Severus Snape (an Alan Rickman tribute)
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: ekr1703 on DA
Why this piece is awesome: I just really like this imagining of Snape as a youth, and it's great to see Alan Rickman in his gorgeous days as well. Nice sepia colouring, too.
Link: Young Severus

Spike The Brave

Mar. 22nd, 2017 10:02 pm
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spike_the_brave_by_dragonfoxgirl

Under a cut because it's distracting. (Fast, wild movement.)
Great Balls of Fire )

Bad Titling Is Catching (more M/m)

Mar. 22nd, 2017 09:20 pm
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After M/m Keeper/Kept and Keeper’s Interview and Needs a Title. Also needs a title.

There was a moment where Ctirad thought that he’d given the wrong answer, that Sir was going to be irritated with him or, worse, dismissive. Then the arms around him shifted until a hand was patting his shoulder. “You know, Ermenrich sold you far too cheaply. You’re a treasure.”

The praise filled him with warmth, the way it always did. Ctirad let himself stay as he was, leaned against Sir’s chest. It was nice, while it lasted. And it was a drug, but it wasn’t a drug he had any control over, so there was no point in worrying about it. “I’m glad you approve, Sir.”

“All right. Keep your eyes closed, and I’m going to lead you out to my car. It’s not that far from here. Tell - no. Can you tell me something about yourself, while we walk?”

Sir moved until his arm was around Ctirad’s waist, and, feeling daring, Ctirad moved his own arm lightly around Sir’s waist. “Well.” He coughed, a little amused despite the situation. “I’m not straight. And I knew that before I got collared. But there’s uh. Something different about it when you’re not pretending for anyone but your Owner, you know?”
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Mar. 22nd, 2017 05:29 pm
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Barely made it through another. Mentioned that they gave me shit about getting my B-12 shot yesterday and one of the nurses at work said she'd give them to me if I got them called in to the pharmacy.

So I get 3 vials (one a month) for $15. They were charging me $7/ea at the office to do it. So that would have been $21 for 3. So that works. I'm coming out cheaper and don't have to drive 30 minutes and chance getting dicked around.

I got them this afternoon and took one back there and she was like "ok we're done." I told her I'd try and catch her around lunch or something next time and she said that'd be fine. THey were in clinic and I felt bag about bugging her.

I got to come home since I didn't have to try for getting a shot. I made loaded mashed potatoes and some blueberry muffins for dinner. Still watching Roseanne too.

I need to find my other star shaped basket to put meds in. It's a pain digging them out of this canvas thing with the remotes and stuff in it.

I am so done with people at this point.
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It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have NO volunteer reccers who signed up for April.

So it would of course be awesome if we had some recs. There is still plenty of opportunity for you to jump in and volunteer to rec next month (or to convince your friends to do some reccing). And many cheers for all of our members who volunteer to rec, especially if you rec regularly. Your valiant repeat efforts keep the comm alive.

Looking even further ahead so far NO reccers have volunteered for May either, so that month definitely still needs some love (and recs! *g*) too. So please consider reccing in a fandom of your choice, whether small or huge, and comment on the sign-up post and volunteer for April, May or even further ahead if you are so well organized, that you know your fannish interests and time commitments in advance. It's only four recs as a minimum, and you can rec any genre or rating. Or promote us to your friends or in your favorite communities so others do the work.

Open Rec Posting

The monthly open reccing period for all members starts now and lasts until the end of March. Since the general prompts don't seem to work as inspiration, I've decided to stop adding them, but to keep the open reccing period in case anyone wants to slip a rec in, without having to come up with three others for a fandom. However the recs do still have to conform to the usual rec format and follow the rules for what is allowed to be recced here.

(Comments here are disabled, because I want to bundle volunteering in the sign-up post so that nothing gets lost, and you can see the list of claimed slots there too.)
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March is Worldbuilding Month! Leave me a question about any of my worlds, and I will do my best to answer it! (I need more questions, guys)
🌏
This ninth one is from [twitter.com profile] medicmsh3141: What’s your favorite part of mapmaking?


Oh, no, favorites!


…All of it?

Okay, so when I was working on my first-ever Nanowrimo novel, The Deep Inks, one of the flaws in that book is that I spent like… 3 chapters describing an entirely-useless-to-plot town that the antagonists had built… I don’t even remember why.

But I LOVED that town.
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MARKED - 5.11

“Let me take you down to the school doctor. You shouldn’t be walking too much on that ankle, even with a little repair work, and your familiar isn’t big enough to be much help, any more than mine is.” She flapped her hand at Ember. “Don’t glare at me like that, you. You’re a perfectly good familiar, I’m sure, and if you got her away from that tree, well, good for you. That’s being a very good familiar. Still doesn’t mean you can carry her.”

Ember looked away, muttering incoherently in Nilien’s mind. Nilien, in turn, stifled a giggle.

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Title: One Ring to Bind Them: A Halachic Inquiry on the Occasion of Purim 5775
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Rymenhild
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] Chestnut_filly
Fandom: Rabbinic sophistry + The Lord of the Rings
Rating: G
Summary: "Rabbi, is it possible to use the One Ring, to rule them all, in the ceremony of kiddushin to solemnize a marriage?"
File Size/Type: 11 MB/mp3
Length: 5:49

Mediafire link

Tindeck streaming link
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The boring life I wanted

Mar. 21st, 2017 07:28 pm
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Follow-up just for the friends commenting on my complaint re: bodies; I did make it... )

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