Daily Happiness

Oct. 24th, 2014 09:37 pm
torachan: brandon flowers of the killers with the text "some beautiful boy to save you" (some beautiful boy to save you)
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1. My work schedule is changing and I now have Mondays and Thursdays off instead of Sundays and Wednesdays. I'm really glad I was still (at least for now) able to keep the week divided pretty evenly (as evenly as you can get with a seven-day week), and although this means my next day off is pushed back a day, at least I'm working afternoons on Sundays so I can sleep in.

2. I can also sleep in tomorrow! Which I may need, considering I drank a lot of soda today. (I'm really tired right now, but that doesn't mean I'll actually be able to get to sleep, though I'm going to try.)

3. Today was my coworker's last day, so there was pizza at work. It's going to be weird without him there, though, as he's been working there since the store opened, same as me (and now we're down to only five people including me who have been there since the store opened).

4. We finished up watching Hataraku Maou-sama tonight, which made me want to get back to reading the books (I only read the first one before getting distracted by other stuff) and when I went to see how many there were now and saw that it was up to volume twelve, I was able to find the ones I was missing quite easily! (I still don't have volume twelve itself, but it was only released last month. I'm sure I'll be able to find it by the time I actually want to read it.)

5. Not only did I have pizza for lunch at work, but we got pizza for dinner, too. :D
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Hi everyone

I was wondering if anyone knew of a script to replace a particular word with another one on AO3? (eg., rediculous with ridiculous). I've been looking with no luck thus far. Anyone got any ideas?
lilacsigil: X-23 and Jubilee sitting in a tree (x-23 and jubilee)
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My [community profile] femslashex fic arrived! It's a fantastic transposition of Jubilee and Clarice's comics backstories into movieverse, and deals with Jubilee's reaction to Logan's memory changes at the end of DoFP and what that meant for the Jubilee & Logan relationship. Clarice's AOA backstory completely works in the less fantastical movieverse, which is impressive in itself, but it also means character development for Creed, and I have to say this is the first time I've ever felt anything positive towards any of the non-AoA versions.

What You Need (1644 words) by heeroluva
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men (Movies), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clarice Ferguson/Jubilation Lee
Characters: Clarice Ferguson, Jubilation Lee, Victor Creed

With both the past and present rewritten, Logan loses more than he ever knows. Jubilee finds a confidant in the most unexpected place.

esmenet: The Shadow Girls from Revolutionary Girl Utena putting on a play (shadow girls: the play)
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even though the story-style is pretty different, the setting-style definitely reminds me of stuff like Bubblegum Crisis etc., the kind of retro-futuristic where you’ve got big robots running around and vr helmets for sale but nobody’s ever heard of texting. is this what people mean by ‘cyberpunk’? i like it.

and the buildings! i haven’t watched B:TAS in a long time, and i wasn’t paying attention to this kind of stuff when i did, so i can’t comment on similarities/differences there. but the other superhero shows i’ve seen (from dc or marvel) really don’t have this focus on the surroundings. it feels like a city (buildings reaching up like mountains all around, glowing signs in the dark, grime everywhere — that’s what reads as city to me, and i know that’s a specifically noir thing they’re doing but it matches up with about half my big-city experiences) and more than that, it feels specifically like a takeoff of every old imagining of cyberpunk Tokyo. there’s a lot of big buildings with chinese characters on them for a city that’s supposed to be on the US east coast (and i caught at least one sign in korean too). wonder if they contracted the animation to an east asian studio?

i don’t know what’s going on with this show relative to the rest of the dcu (do other superheroes exist? is this gotham even in the united states? was that cass’ batgirl suit in the cave?) but i’m curious.

for reasons i have previously examined at length, i am not a big fan of batman. i think i could be a fan of terry’s batman, though. (this is an egregious understatement; i have spent a ridiculous amount of time saying “TERRY <3” at my screen these past few days. i like him as batman; i just haven’t decided why.)

i do love straightforward characters like terry. his life plan so far is that he’s gonna wear a super-suit and hit stuff. i mean. what’s not to like?

expanding on that. one of the reasons i’m so dissatisfied with bruce!batman is that his whole schtick is based off of his childhood trauma, and it doesn’t really go any farther than that; his parents got killed in a mugging gone wrong, so to make himself feel better he’s gonna spend his life and his money on beating up muggers — as opposed to, like, spending money and influence to improve living conditions so people won’t feel the need to go out and mug. i like retired!bruce a little better, because he’s dedicated himself to being terry’s mentor/hero support staff. i like terry a lot, because his main motivation for being a superhero is that he just likes doing it.

this show is really in a completely different vein from the superhero stuff i’ve been into lately. i think i’d like to go more in this direction, please.

Batman Beyond is part of that cluster of shows that came out in 1998-99, with Serial Experiments Lain, Cybersix, and Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040. i really don’t know enough about the history to comment on this stuff as a whole, but it was definitely something interesting.

(x-posted to tumblr) (tumblr post re: the chinese on buildings)

ETA: [tumblr.com profile] aintgotnoladytronblues says "terry mcginnis batman is peter parker spider-man but wearing a bat-suit is why he is batman but a batman people who hate batman would like" which is the best possible description.

New fic!

Oct. 24th, 2014 06:34 pm
gorgeousnerd: Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz's heads leaning toward each other. (Default)
[personal profile] gorgeousnerd
"One More Day" (AO3 | DW)
Center Stage, PG-13, 4890 words, Eva/Juliette, for [community profile] femslashex, October 2014
Eva's come to terms with why she left ABA for a guest stint in London. Now she needs Juliette to understand why she came back.

Shoutout to Netflix for having Center Stage so I could watch a million times in July/August/September...and then getting rid of it just in time for me not to do a final check for my fic in October. Augh.

Anyway, I really liked doing [community profile] femslashex! It's like Yuletide in that I get that smaller-fandom itch scratched a little, but the timing's better AND it's guaranteed to have its focus on ladies (or non-binary folks, but I haven't seen any yet). And then, on top of having fun writing, I actually got both a gift and a treat!

Gift: Masters of Sex episode tag centered around Lillian and Virginia. I can tell my gifter read the rambling I put down in my letter and possibly understood it/me better than I do because this is exactly what I wanted to read for them: their dynamic and acknowledging the tragic elements without dwelling on them. It's a comfort blanket of a story without hiding the tough spots, and I adore it.

Treat: Angel Haze/Ireland Baldwin story using Angel Haze's actual Instagrams as story structure, and the prose makes it read like the story equivalent of an Instagram picture with a filter on it. How delightful is that? I clapped my hands with delight while reading it.

I'm going to go through more of the archive later, but if anyone has any recs, I totally want them! I'll be updating Twitter/Pinboard with my own as I go through.

we all invent ourselves

Oct. 24th, 2014 09:02 pm
musesfool: korra, looking hopeful (all that heaven will allow)
[personal profile] musesfool
As the deadline for yuletide signups approaches, I keep refining my offers, if by refining you mean "dropping things that don't have any letters or fiddling with characters so as not to get assigned to someone asking for something I can't/don't want to write." But I'm interested in a bunch of different requests for things that are still on the list, so I'm sure it will all work out. *deep breaths*


This morning, my iPod played "Follow You, Follow Me" and I got a little teary thinking about Steve and Bucky. *sniff* Someone should vid that. (Of course, I also suggested to [tumblr.com profile] angelgazing that someone should vid them to "Stayin' Alive," so I'm not really a source of good ideas.)


This made me laugh probably more than it should have: Martha Stewart’s newest party plan is punk as artisanal fuck. I guess she is pretty hardcore. She's been to prison, after all.


Ugh, work. Before leaving on her three week vacation, boss1 dropped a large, time-consuming project on me. So much for plans to read and write fic at work the whole time. Sigh.


Legend of Korra: The Calling
spoilers )

So it looks like the plot might start ramping up soon. I am excited to see where it goes!


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Oct. 24th, 2014 07:54 pm
esmenet: Bolin looking very confused (i'm very confused right now)
[personal profile] esmenet
I just want to ask everyone's thoughts on having separate names/journals/blogs for original fiction, and on linking/not linking those to one's fannish names or blogs.

(by which i mean, i have made a separate account for my original fiction, and i'm not quite sure if or how i should use it.)

Fanfiction: FemslashEx

Oct. 24th, 2014 08:52 pm
settiai: (Liara -- bleeding_muse)
[personal profile] settiai
Pink and Blue (4261 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mass Effect
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Liara T'Soni/Ashley Williams
Characters: Ashley Williams, Liara T'Soni
Additional Tags: Alcohol, Canonical Character Death, Community: femslashex, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Non-Canon Relationship, Post-Mass Effect 1, One Shot, Spacer (Mass Effect)
Summary: The story of the Shadow Broker and the Spectre (but not necessarily the one you're thinking of).

Quantum Relations (1967 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mass Effect
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: EDI/Samantha Traynor
Characters: EDI (Mass Effect), Samantha Traynor, Female Shepard (Mass Effect), Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Additional Tags: Community: femslashex, Mass Effect 3, One Shot
Summary: Samantha wondered when her life suddenly started sounding like the summary of a bad movie. Woman has inappropriate feelings for a VI. Said VI turns out to be an AI. Meanwhile, the universe goes to war.

Two Parts of a Whole (1132 words) by Settiai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Gamora/Nebula (Marvel)
Characters: Gamora (Marvel), Nebula (Marvel), Thanos (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Community: femslashex, One Shot, Post-Canon, Pre-Canon, Pseudo-Incest, Sister/Sister Incest, Sisters
Summary: They were each other's everything.

One assignment. One treat. One pinch hit. :)


Oct. 24th, 2014 08:10 pm
settiai: (Samara -- bleeding_muse)
[personal profile] settiai
*insert flailing here*

Eee! I just got the most amazing Mass Effect fic as part of [community profile] femslashex! there Death will not find me by [tumblr.com profile] originally, a post-ME3 FemShep/Samara fic that's absolutely gorgeous.

Dear Festividder...

Oct. 24th, 2014 10:31 pm
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[personal profile] rhivolution
This is a placeholder post of goodness.


Oct. 25th, 2014 04:22 am
tyger: Zexion's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Zexion (Zexion - chibi)
[personal profile] tyger

I was gonna say something but I'm tired and I've forgotten.

Hey look at what I coloured today I am very impressed with myself. :3

deer coloured fluffy bug candy corn coloured fluffy dragon

Wheeee commissions~~

Question for One Piece people

Oct. 24th, 2014 10:13 am
sholio: Colorful abstract tree art with "friendshipper" text on it (Default)
[personal profile] sholio
Is there a generally agreed-upon spelling for Iceberg's name? I notice AO3 has him "Iceburg" -- is that how it's normally romanized?

Not that I need to know for ... reasons or anything.

(We finished Water 7/Enies Lobby last night, up through episode 324, and HOLY MOLY. *____* Also, I really want to know why there is basically no fic on AO3 for Iceberg and Franky. .... well, okay, I know why, because Iceberg is a relatively minor character from a story arc in the mid-2000s, but I WANT IT ANYWAY. Most of the One Piece fic is hiding over on ff.net, isn't it?)
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
[personal profile] kate
...right now, I do not have anything left in the gas tank for getting that frustration out (I have to get through another 60-70 hour work week and then my nephews are down for the weekend). Just... yeah. So many feels.

I also have several pictures and links of amusing things that I've not gotten to posting, and I've written fic I haven't said anything about over here.

Just too much on my plate right now. Less stressful than last week, but not by much, and next week is right back on that stress treadmill, the week after should be an absolute nightmare. Found out yesterday that not only am I not rolling off this gig in mid-November, I might actually be there through the end of the year. At this point, I'm thinking Cornell won't even want me when I become available, and I'll miss out completely on being there, which would absolutely suck. Fuck this place, I'm so done with it.

So any way, that's the state of me. Good thing: I am writing in the mornings because the stress isn't allowing me to get full nights of sleep. That's one way to get the words out, I guess.

Daily Happiness

Oct. 23rd, 2014 11:32 pm
torachan: devil boy from sinfest with his arms thrust up victoriously (yatta)
[personal profile] torachan
We stopped in the cheesecake shop this evening and I got a slice of green tea guava ube cheesecake. *_* It was so good! Green tea cheesecake with chunks of ube in it and a guava glaze on top. It's over $6 for one slice, so it's not somewhere we go often, but I definitely want to try and get that again at some point.

They had a lot of other stuff that sounded really good, too. I wish I could try more of them out! (But right now if I were going to splurge for another piece, I would definitely get more of this than try something else new...)

Happy Birthday!

Oct. 23rd, 2014 11:55 pm
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Happy belated birthday, [personal profile] ladysorka, [livejournal.com profile] mrasaki, and [livejournal.com profile] sparky77!

And happy birthday, [personal profile] cedara and [livejournal.com profile] redscharlach!

Akuma no Riddle icons

Oct. 23rd, 2014 07:58 pm
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145 x Akuma no Riddle 

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Tweet Exchange O' the Day

Oct. 23rd, 2014 06:34 pm
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