Fandom: The Good Wife
Pairing: Alicia Florrick/Kalinda Sharma
Prompt: #110|#002 - break
Word count: 100
Summary: Alicia never expected Kalinda to break her heart.
Title: Temporary loss
Fandom: Law & Order: SVU
Pairing: Olivia Benson/Alexandra Cabot
Prompt: #110|#019 - home
Word count: 100
Summary: In a way, Alex felt as if she had been killed.
Title: Morning rituals
Pairing: Alana Bloom/Margot Verger
Prompt: #110|#023 - mirror
Word count: 100
Summary: The mirror was large enough for both of them.
Pairing: Sun Bak/Soo-Jin
Prompt: #110|#031 - heart
Word count: 100
Summary: Soo-Jin worried about Sun.
Title: Pushing away
Fandom: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Paris Geller/Rory Gilmore
Prompt: #110|#047 - fight
Word count: 100
Summary: She was so used to fight for what she wanted, against everyone that came in her way, that it became her second nature.
Title: No words
Fandom: Star Trek: Enterprise
Pairing: Hoshi Sato/T'Pol
Prompt: #110|#055 - dialogue/no dialogue
Word count: 100
Summary: She was at a loss for words.
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Faith Lehane/Buffy Summers
Prompt: #110|#61 - choice
Word count: 100
Summary: All that stood between them was a choice.
Title: Happy Ending
Fandom: Rizzoli & Isles
Pairing: Maura Isles/Jane Rizzoli
Prompt: #110|#074 - happily/unhappily ever after
Word count: 100
Summary: Paris, the city of love.
Title: Not there
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Pairing: Myka Bering/Helena "H.G." Wells
Prompt: #110|#83 - ghost
Word count: 100
Summary: Helena was there, but wasn’t.
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Sam Carter/Janet Fraiser
Prompt: #110|#092 - promise
Word count: 100
Summary: They couldn’t promise to stay together against all odds.
Note: sorry for the slight delay, but I didn't want to wait another 10 weeks, as this the final part of the set of 100 fics x 100 pairings that I started at challenge #100.
Could I get a fandom tag for Law & Order: SVU, Gilmore Girls, Star Trek: Enterprise, Warehouse 13?
So also with The One With Borneo. No, no panning citiscapes or actions scenes in breathtaking angles, but a lot of really gorgeous animals, really pretty Franco-Belgian backgrounds, and that one thing that I love so much about modern Spirou: they've taken the European caricatured style out of its original stiff format and made it work with dynamic panels, in closeups and in serious scenes. This one is particularly good at it. There are also some dream sequences that honestly work a lot better for me than non-verbal dream sequences in comics normally do. Can't say much about the story: It's Spirou and Fantasio, it's a fifties boys' adventure story with a fixed ending and an appropriately politically correct moral. I'm not reading this for the plot and neither are you.
I'm also 95% certain that Spirou and Fantasio are a couple in this one, and believe me, having Spirou flirt with the Cute Art Teacher on the literal final page of the story just cements it further.
As is frequently the case with things I post, the following is a work of fiction.
( but that does mean I never got around to editing. )
* Dragon Age (dreamkist)
* Narnia (turlough)
* Stargate Atlantis (mific)
* Teen Wolf (ceares)
So while we already have a few recs to look forward to in June, it would of course be awesome if we had some more 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 only ONE reccer has volunteered for July, 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 June, July 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 May. 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.)
The NEA statement on being asked to close by Trump.
The Pentagon's response when Trump blew his mouth off in the Philippines: "We do not talk about subs. Ever."
The science behind why people lie. Very relevant to the current politics.
The House has dismantled a permits system that gave us protection against pesticides in our common water supplies. What do they think we're drinking, imported champagne?
The Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Trump's travel ban, again. Here's the published opinion. Do read this, just for the list of who's bringing the lawsuit. Quoting from this document:
The question for this Court, distilled to its essential form, is whether the
Constitution, as the Supreme Court declared in Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. (4 Wall.) 2,
120 (1866), remains “a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace.” And if
so, whether it protects Plaintiffs’ right to challenge an Executive Order that in text speaks
with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance,
animus, and discrimination. Surely the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment yet
stands as an untiring sentinel for the protection of one of our most cherished founding
principles—that government shall not establish any religious orthodoxy, or favor or
disfavor one religion over another. Congress granted the President broad power to deny
entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute. It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the
President wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to
individuals across this nation. Therefore, for the reasons that follow, we affirm in
substantial part the district court’s issuance of a nationwide preliminary injunction as to
Section 2(c) of the challenged Executive Order....
Former CIA Director John Brennan urges us to resist.
The Senate seeks a lifetime ban on Congressmen returning as lobbyists.
The ACLU demands an immediate end to using drivers' license photos for law enforcement facial recognition.
What happens when ou leave 15,000 coins on a sidewalk in London?
I know I linked this before, but it deserves to be here again, because it's beautiful.
Pinch hit #8: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV), Eroica Yori Ai o Komete | From Eroica with Love, Life on Mars (UK)
Pinch hit #9: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies), Teen Wolf (TV)
Challenge #111 is wish.
As always, femslash ficlets of between 100 and 1000 words are welcome. See our profile for more detailed rules, and don't forget to make your claim at the Shakespeare Quotes prompt table challenge!
⌈ Secret Post #3796 ⌋
Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.
( More! )
Secrets Left to Post: 00 pages, 00 secrets from Secret Submission Post #543.
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.
Pairing: Remus Lupin/Nymphadora Tonks, Bill Weasley/Fleur Delacour.
Summary: Love is best when shared.
Word Count: 450
Warnings: Moresome implied.
A/N: Written for hp_may_madness/hp_may_madness/hp_may_madness' 2017 fest.
Day Twenty-Six prompt(s) used: If you love somebody, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.
Word Prompts: temptation, tattoo, tulips
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
( Succumbing to Temptation )
It seems that John Clarke and Bryan Dawe have made a career for the last thirty years of doing these little two-minute satirical interview sketches, one a week, for Australian television. Some of them are downright brilliant, for example, The Front Fell Off (I have not laughed so hard in ages). Many rely on a grasp of Australian politics that I just don't have, but are still delightful to watch.
Sadly John Clarke died early in April, while 'bushwalking' and birdwatching. On the bright side there's an awful lot of Clarke & Dawe on their Youtube channel, and more to come.
An incomplete list of stuff I did while away from the internet: art (pencils, oil paint, watercolours), minimal writing (did you know it's hard to write without a computer), swimming (3K IN 1H42!!! record à battre), read a lot (mostly in French -- also I have thoughts), was told that I wasn't an asshole, had my teeth hurt like bloody hell (it's nothing to worry about), saw friends, went on dates, learned some poems and probably spent longer going "OMG I HAVE MUSCLES NOW :D" than I should have, but you know what? I HAVE MUSCLES NOW! Hell, yesterday I even managed 100 push-ups (in 10 sets of 10, not in one go). I am severely regretting this choice today, but I did.
Between voluntary break, Eurovision and broken computer, I've been away for pretty much a month. WHAT'D I MISS? It can be big stuff, small stuff, I'm sure I've missed a lot.
Per Degaton’s reign was accelerated and if his reach was truly global Eobard grew up under his rule, or rather Savage’s, after the betrayal. He’d have been 15 in 2166, when the Legends took out Savage. He’d be 24 in 2175 when the Time Masters say the Thanagarians invade.
... do they still do that?
I have no idea how that end of time is meant to look now.
But what could it have looked like before?
( Read more... )
Still, the future the Legends fought to change might have very little resembled the one Thawne came from.
Or it might have all the clues to piece together a number of interesting personalities for him...
SEAN: Believe it or not, under 20 releases is now a quiet week. Welcome to the Manga Boom, here’s your accordion. So what’s out next week?
J-Novel Club has an odd license. Despite being available to them, no one thought the company would license Invaders of the Rokujouma!? for two reasons: 1) It’s 23 volumes and counting in Japan, and 2) it already had a well-regarded fan translation of the first 22 volumes. But J-Novel has licensed that fan translation, is giving it an edit, and doing a fast release of the first three volumes of the series, with more to come monthly, apparently. As for the title itself, it’s a harem comedy, so moving on…
ASH: It’s probably not a series that I’ll ever pick up, but that’s an interesting publication history!
SEAN: Kodansha has more digital Del Rey rescues. Alive 16, Nodame Cantabile 20, and Yozakura Quartet 12.
…and I guess that Kodansha has Battle Angel Alita 1-3 out digitally too. I knew it was coming, but not so soon. This is the original BAA (as opposed to the Last Order reboot), with a new translation.
Their lone print release this week is the 60th volume of Fairy Tail, which should be wrapping up in Japan soon.
Kodansha also has new digital releases. Kasane is an award-winning work, and runs in the magazine Evening. It appears to be a dark thriller with lots of bullying and abuse overtones. But, magic lipstick!
Real Girl (3D Kanojo) is a shoujo/josei title from Dessert, involving a nerdy outcast type who ends up working with a cool beauty, the sort he hates, but gradually comes to realize that cool beauties are people too.
ANNA: I have mixed feelings about these digital releases, I’m so happy that more shoujo/josei is coming out, but having been burned before by the crash and burn of digital manga programs in the past, I’m concerned about some of these titles actually being finished. Also, it would be great to have some more josei print manga! Even with these handy reminders for the Manga Bookshelf team, I’m having a hard time keeping track of all the digital releases that I’m interested in.
MICHELLE: There certainly are a lot of them! That said, I will give these two new ones a try. And yay for more Nodame, as well!
ASH: I’m glad that these titles are being licensed at all, but I’d definitely like to see more of the released in print, too.
MELINDA: I share Anna’s concerns. I’m glad these are being released, but I’m still reeling from the loss of some JManga series I was really invested in (that have not, to my knowledge, been picked up by anyone else), and I admit I still mistrust digital.
SEAN: If it helps, the JManga title To All Corners of the World was rescued by Seven Seas and will be out in November in one (print) omnibus.
Seven Seas has a few new titles next week, starting with a (gasp!) novel, The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku, based on the seemingly unstoppable Vocaloid idol.
The manga debut is The High School Life of a Fudanshi (Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu), a comedy title from Zero-Sum Online about a straight guy obsessed with BL, and his drive to find someone else to share his obsession with.
ASH: Knowing a few straight fudanshi myself, I’m rather curious to see how the series handles the topic.
MELINDA: Cautiously interested.
SEAN: And there’s a 5th volume of Shomin Sample, which must have run out of girls showing us their panties on the cover by now. (checks) Sadly, apparently not.
Vertical has the 8th Ninja Slayer, for all your Ninja needs.
They also have a light novel based on the Seven Deadly Sins manga, subtitled Seven Scars They Left Behind. Judging by that title, I wouldn’t expect a lot of laughs.
Yen Digital has some new volumes for us, as we get the 10th Aphorism, the 10th Crimson Prince, and the 10th Sekirei.
And while it’s not Vol. 10, Yen On does have the first four Sword Art Online novels now available digitally, for those obsessed with reading light novels on their phones (like me).
Are you taking a week off? Or getting something here?
When I posted it to Facebook, a friend of mine came on and poked at the open wound that is my relationship to the ending of Bleach. She didn't do so intentionally, she just casually mentioned that she was find with Renji ending up with Rukia at the end because, for her, "it felt right." I don't even necessarily disagree, but in going back and forth with her, I realized that I might have been a lot better with that particular pairing (which absolutely had a foundation in canon, at least on Renji's part,) IF ANY queer couples had survived in tact. ( Read more... )
So, yeah, I might be less bitter about RenRuki--which I have always supported, even in my super gay fan fic--(I always make Renji bi), if the other queer characters in Bleach had not been so poorly treated.
But no one cares about that, but me.
In other, non-fannish news, Mason is expected home late tonight. I'm looking forward to hearing all the stories of Anaheim. I did find out that their team did NOT place at the competition, but Mason had not expected them to, so he didn't seem the least bit disappointed. In fact, he kept say, "It was so much fun!" I'm super-glad that we have somehow instilled in him this attitude. It will serve him well all his life, IMHO.
We're packing to head off to LaCrosse tomorrow early. Poor Mason will land sometime around midnight and then be bundled into a car around 7 or 8 am the next morning (or same morning, if it's after midnight, eh?) But, as I told him, he can sleep in the car.
It's nice enough out that I mowed. I have to say that--knock on wood--the yard is looking half-decent this year. Now I just have to keep it up, which is always the struggle, isn't it?