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Title: we are full of stories to be told
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] redledgers
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass
Rating: G
Fandom: Critical Role
Pairings: None, Percy + Keyleth friendship
Summary: Percy latched on to Keyleth early on, their friendship growing to a point of mild inseparability. Post Vorugal.
Length: 7:54
Download: Right click and save as an mp3. (Thanks to paraka for hosting!)

Streaming available at AO3.

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LJ 18th Birthday

Apr. 28th, 2017 05:56 pm
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Because I missed this when it was first going around. For all its problems, if not for lj, I wouldn't have you guys. Plus, wow, that's a lot of posts! :)

Happy Belated Birthday, LJ!

MARKED - Important matters

Apr. 28th, 2017 09:41 pm
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MARKED - 7.6

“I don’t know what I was expecting,” Nilien muttered at Ember. “Nobody believes me. None of the adults,” she clarified. “You have been wonderful.” Ember seemed to be easier to handle the more praise Nilien heaped on, so she figured she’d keep piling it on until it got her bitten.

They​ will believe you when they need to believe you. Ember brushed against her legs. You have done what you needed to. Now, they need to make their decisions and you need to focus on yourself. Do boring homework. Brush me. Important matters.

read on...

Fic: Three Variations on Truth

Apr. 28th, 2017 04:16 pm
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Three Variations on Truth (694 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] SelenayChapters: 1/1
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Bill Potts, Twelfth Doctor
Additional Tags: Character Study
Series: Part 2 of Collected Bill Stories (Doctor Who)

Summary: Over the time Bill had known the Doctor, she had learned that he had three ways of answering a question.

[admin post] Admin Post: Today is the day!

Apr. 28th, 2017 02:42 pm
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Friendly reminder that fanworks will go live today in approximately six hours.

So please wrap up, refine, and put the finishing touches on your fanworks!

There's also still time to create a few more treats for the 2017 Ante Up Scramble. So take a look at those Dear Creator letters and gift the fandom with more Losers goodness.

Over the Moon

Apr. 28th, 2017 11:05 am
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“I’m Peter Pan,” Flavia sighed. She was floating half a foot off the floor, bouncing up and down, useless yellow moth-wings fluttering.

“Tinkerbell,” Rémy countered with a grin.

“Wendy,” she retorted. She was her whole height above the ground now, and so was he. “Other people smile and I float. Think of a happy thought.”

“A happy thought?” Rémy’s smile turned fond and warm. Flavia bounced another six feet in the air, Rémy right behind her. “You’re right here.”

They were heading for the moon with no sign of stopping.



Written to yesterday's Thimbleful Thursday prompt and also tootfiction - 500-character-or-less fic for Mastodon
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Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 46/70 - Trial of the Century
Author: Beren (aka Tasha)
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: This story is canon compliant until the end of Order of the Phoenix and then goes AU. None of the HBP or Deathly Hallows plot will be used, or the Horcruxes for that matter since this story was planned before we knew the details about those things, and hence has it's own fanon. This includes birthdays and other information that have since been revealed on Pottermore and in further productions.
Summary: The threat of open war in on the horizon. The Order and the Ministry are of one accord and both know that where Harry Potter is, Voldemort will eventually be. Preparations are being made and this time the side of the light will not be caught unawares.
Summer classes, sabotage, revelations about Draco's father, teaching and the final showdown with Voldemort all await Harry and Draco in this exciting sequel to Gold Tinted Spectacles (LJ | AO3 | Wattpad).
Author's Notes: This is the second story in the Hecatemae universe. It starts up just after the end of the first instalment and I advice reading that one first so you understand the premise. Thanks go to my sister Sophie for the beta reading.
It has taken me 12 years to finally get around to finishing this, I very much hope everyone enjoys it.
Links to CH46: LJ | DW | AO3 | Wattpad
Link to other parts: LJ | DW | AO3 | Wattpad
New chapters will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 46/70 - Trial of the Century
Author: Beren (aka Tasha)
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: This story is canon compliant until the end of Order of the Phoenix and then goes AU. None of the HBP or Deathly Hallows plot will be used, or the Horcruxes for that matter since this story was planned before we knew the details about those things, and hence has it's own fanon. This includes birthdays and other information that have since been revealed on Pottermore and in further productions.
Summary: The threat of open war in on the horizon. The Order and the Ministry are of one accord and both know that where Harry Potter is, Voldemort will eventually be. Preparations are being made and this time the side of the light will not be caught unawares.
Summer classes, sabotage, revelations about Draco's father, teaching and the final showdown with Voldemort all await Harry and Draco in this exciting sequel to Gold Tinted Spectacles (LJ | AO3 | Wattpad).
Author's Notes: This is the second story in the Hecatemae universe. It starts up just after the end of the first instalment and I advice reading that one first so you understand the premise. Thanks go to my sister Sophie for the beta reading.
It has taken me 12 years to finally get around to finishing this, I very much hope everyone enjoys it.
Links to CH46: LJ | DW | AO3 | Wattpad
Link to other parts: LJ | DW | AO3 | Wattpad
New chapters will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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Hey, guys, if anyone had problems accessing the mp4 file to download it the last few minutes, I apologize. That was totally my fault.

I wasn't happy with the resolution of either of the files I uploaded earlier but, at the time, that was the highest resolution avi or mp4 files I could find on any of the download sites. I haven't been able to find a better copy of the avi file but I was able to find a nicer copy of the mp4 so I swapped it out with the earlier file just a bit ago. It has a much cleaner, sharper picture than the earlier mp4 file so you might want to re-download it.

Still no luck on a nicer avi file so I've added a 720p mkv copy to the download list. It's a pretty, high res version of the new episode so it's there if you'd like to have it.

I know that this is me being picky but I always want to share the nicest copies of the weekly episodes with you that I can. Here's the links to the files:

Click me! )

Anyway, enjoy and I'll, hopefully, see you guys tomorrow. :)

*hugs*
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It really didn't warrant its own post, but post-swim I made some tiny blue corn masa griddle cakes (somewhere between tortillas and unfilled gorditas or tlacoyos) sprinkled sea salt across them; roasted fresh rockfish with ancho chili and lemon in the same pan; ground two carrots into a fresh salad...and gobbled it all up. I love twenty-minute meals.

::

So the Supergirl showrunners did remember this series is about Kara Danvers aka Kara Zor-El, her beliefs and values! Yay. Supergirl 2x18  )

Calendars and Bullet Journals

Apr. 27th, 2017 11:05 pm
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There are a lot of things that I am learning, that may or may not agree with other people. Which is okay. This is my life. This is my Path. These are my lessons. Though I may share them, and be open to discussion on them, or even a different lens on them. While I have a WordPress, and people on there tend to "like" my posts, there is rarely discussion, it's kinda boring. Though I do like to be "liked". I would just like to know why you liked it or didn't.

That being said, I'm having great fun keeping a bullet journal. I never really thought that I would have fun at it. I never thought it would be needed, and I looked at people like they were nuts for keeping a calendar their daily stuff. But I find that keeping a bullet journal has helped me see where I'm spending money and time. Helping me keep track of things I would like to improve on. The best part, is it doesn't need to be perfect, and I can be as creative or minimalist about it as I want.

I did research about it. Most of them said start with a normal notebook...yeah...no. I bought a couple bullet or grid format Journals, and went about it. I started simple, then moved on from there. I'm pretty comfortable with the format I'm doing now. It breaks down my hours during the day, I did one color for prescheduled things, and several for things I did during the day, I try to keep things the same color used in my Google Calendar for simplicity. It's also letting me look at and understand things that I am tracking, and thinking on ways to improve upon them.

For Money, I started with a daily thing on one page. Yeah, that didn't work, because on paydays, there's a lot of output. So I switched to a quarterly for the month. That worked much better, though I think I'm going to try it on a weekly basis, so I can have more room to track WHAT I'm spending, and when. I think if I do some meal planning, a great deal of what is coming out will go down, because I am eating at home. I've noticed that I do dishes and clean more when I am spending time at home, and cooking my meals.

It's truly amazing seeing how interconnected things are. I've even seen some journal trackers for emotions. I'm not sure I'm ready for that yet. I don't know if I'm looking to track that yet, but it might be cool to see.
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Hi guys! Look, I'm actually getting things posted at a decent time tonight! Haven't seen the episode yet, but I plan to fix that as soon as these are done uploading.

The files are almost finished uploading. Once they're done, just follow the links below and then click to download whichever format you'd like best.

Click me! )

PS
If you have any problems with the file, or if you need to update your audio/video codecs to play the file, you can find them here:

http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10749065.html

Hope that everyone is doing okay. *hugs you hard*

Basket-Weave Strings Quilt

Apr. 27th, 2017 09:55 pm
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http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/basket-weave-strings.html





Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Basket-Weave Strings Quilt

Finished quilt size approx 67" X 73"


Do you have this need to save every scrap with the hopes of using them up someday? If you are like me you have boxes and bins of saved strips from leftovers. You can quickly turn these uneven, irregular strips (also called strings) into a beautiful quilt! Let's Begin!
This is my bin of strings! :c) What a mess! But so much potential!Into this bin I toss odd shaped pieces from squaring up backings, tapered ends from trimming up yardage when rotary cutting, anything that I don't feel like cutting down into uniform strips, and anything less than 1.5". This is the END of my fabric food chain! The last stop on the road to being "usable". But strings, as humble as they are...can be beautiful and so fun and rewarding to work with!
For this quilt I wanted to use up the short lengths of strips, and because the strips were uneven (not straight cut along the edge of the strips) some had torn edges, some had curved edges from trimming up an edge of a piece of yardage, etc....I chose to use foundation papers to sew my strips to. This ensures that I have a block that will lay FLAT, while if I were sewing these torn and "not straight" strips one to another without a foundation, I can end up with bumps and hills that don't press out. If you want to make this quilt without foundations, just be sure that you are adding a straight edge strip to another straight edge strip.

I some times recycle paper for use in paper foundation piecing. A zillion years ago I had a bunch of order forms printed. The size of the form is half the size of a sheet of printer paper, or 5.5" X 8.5". I had stacks of these! I couldn't just bear to throw them out, so they have been used quite often as foundations for projects like this. You can also use phone book pages....anything! Just be sure that the ink isn't going to transfer onto your iron or your fabric. Test first.

Step one! I trimmed my paper foundations using an old rotory cutter I keep just for trimming paper. I cut the foundations 5.5" X 5.5" But you can cut them any size. This just worked with the papers I was trying to use.



The one thing I didn't like about foundation piecing is the stop/start/stop/start and all the long threads that would come with that, so I work on TWO blocks at the same time, using each of them for the leader/ender
of the other. If you are unfamiliar with what the leader/ender technique is, you can check out the
leaders/enders info here!

First off, use a slightly smaller stitch length. Smaller stitches make the paper easier to remove. I start by taking one light strip and one dark strip and placing them right sides together somewhere near the center of the paper foundation. I let the ends hang off the top edge about 1/2"...start sewing using approximately 1/4" seam allowance and sew until I reach the end of the paper. When I get about 1/2 way down the seam, I take my scissors and whack the ends of the strips off about 1/2" beyond the paper edge closest to me. Now, without removing your pieces from the machine....and without lifting the presser foot, take another piece of paper and two more strips and sew them to the second piece of paper with right sides together, just as you did the first. Sew all the way to the edge, also trimming the ends of the strips 1/2" beyond the edge of the paper.



Now, while still leaving your work under the presser foot, reach behind and snip the threads between the two blocks. I use a pair of little spring snips that I always keep by my machine. It is easier than trying to reach behind there with a huge pair of 8" sewing scissors. Find something that works for you and keep them by your machine. Take this block you just snipped, press the top strip open, and add another strip to the block...you are still sewing a continuous seam to the block you left under the presser foot. After THIS seam, you will reach behind and snip off block number 2...press the top strip open, add another strip, reach behind the machine and snip off the previous block, etc. Are you getting it now? You are working on two blocks at a time, but all in one continuous chain so you never have to deal with long thread tails in your garbage, on your floor, hanging off the edges of your blocks....this method works great for me and I hope you will like it too.

I keep a pressing mat next to my sewing machine with a little travel iron for pressing as I go. You might want to set something up like this so you don't have to get up and down so much as you are sewing, snipping, pressing. A TV tray makes a good pressing table if you don't have a large enough sewing table to have one near you. Find something that works for you!

I sewed the strips light/dark/light/dark/light/dark across my blocks, but you can do them anyway you want.

When you fill up a block, start with a new paper as your next block and just keep working on 2 blocks at a time. This saves you from having to get up and down with a long string of chained blocks back and forth to the ironing board.



I would sew blocks until I had a stack of about 10 or 12, and then to give myself a break from the machine I'd get up, go to the cutting table and square them up. I like to square them up 1/4" beyond the edge of the paper by putting the 1/4" line on the ruler on the edge of the paper. Trim all four sides on each block. This is a good time to remove the paper, and since you are only doing 10 or 12 blocks at a time, it doesn't take long. Better to take it out now than to wait until the whole quilt top is done!



Here is a pic of 4 trimmed blocks with papers removed! You will see the bottom left block has an outside strip of 3 fabrics together. This was a strip I had trimmed off of something else I was strip-piecing, and I used it in this block! You can take strips that are too short for the length of the block, sew them together end to end, and use pieced strips in with your longer strips for more variety. I think this adds alot of interest to the quilt!

I made this quilt with 98 string blocks. I know that sounds like alot, but they go very fast! Especially if you work on them in groups of 10 to 12 at a time.

To set the quilt, you will need to lay out the blocks on the diagonal or "on point". There will be 8 rows down of 7 blocks across with the strings pointing one direction, then the alternate blocks (7 rows of 6 blocks across) will point the other direction. Here is a closer picture to give you an idea:



Here is a closer shot of the borders....cut the inner border at 2" wide so it finishes at 1.5". The outer border is cut 5".

Quilt ideas

Apr. 27th, 2017 09:46 pm
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FB Quiltville's Open Studio http://quiltville.com/index.html


- Bonnie K Hunter


Becky Macaras


Heidi Abston-
En Provence is quilted and bound. I wanted a king size - so added a twisted ribbon border.


Half square triangles


- Barbara Davis
4 strips with black/white triangle on opposite corners across the bars

Also http://www.kimmyquilt.com/backing.htm
Tips for trouble free quilt backing fabric
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Title: can't we get a little grace
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] pearwaldorf
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass
Rating: G
Fandom: Critical Role
Pairings: None, Cassandra-centric gen
Summary: She catches Pike’s eye. “Thank you,” she says softly.

“You’re welcome,” she replies. Pike also looks like she’s been crying. Cassandra is glad that her brother has so many people who care about him, but she is also envious of them, the way they know him in ways she never will. How he is part of a family she does not belong to.

Length: 6:50
Download: Right click and save as an mp3. (Thanks to paraka for hosting!)

Streaming available at AO3.

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