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Canon: The Magnificent Seven
Pairing: Joshua Faraday/Vasquez
Canon Level: Coworkers

When I started this thing, I didn't quite have 365 ships on my giant spreadsheet but figured I would probably pick up some more between January and December. Then I started actually posting every day, and it turns out it takes a good chunk of my daily free time! So I thought, oh well, 343 ships will still be pretty impressive. Then I came across a fic described as having hurt/comfort with a realistic depiction of hypothermia, and I went don't mind if I do. Then I saw it was also a superpower AU, and I went definitely do not mind if I do. And then I saw that it was part five of an 88k word series and only resurfaced a week later having read everything for these two on AO3 that looked half-way readable to me plus a few things that didn't.

And I am quite glad I backed into this fandom fic-first because spoilers. ) But I've seen the movie now and enjoyed it lots and am even more down with Farady/Vasquez. Is it so wrong to enjoy pretty men in vests smirking while they fondle their guns? But no, seriously, there is something great about these two facing off against each other, both of them just daring the other to be the one to take things one step further.

Suggested reading:
Trust Falls and Probability Exercises by [ profile] kittykatthetacodemon
Shake Like Penions by [ profile] ThrillingDetectiveTales
Poor Communication by [ profile] Hazel_Athena
set it free by [ profile] itsmylifekay
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Okay, just a BRIEF rant from the chronicles of "Lanna has been desperately trying to have Less Terrible Hebrew and at least be able to converse with the younglings" (it is legit my goal for this decade of my life) (yes, decade)


Like, seriously, I keep looking at it, doing my best to parse it, and going "okay, yored must be the shoresh, right?? so yeridah... mirade... WHERE IS THAT GIMEL COMING FROM, fuck, why do I keep missing the gimel, WHERE DO YOU COME FROM AND WHERE DO YOU GO, WHERE DO YOU COME FROM, GIMMEL EYED JOE".

okay, like, *clearly* I have the shoresh wrong and all that, and I keep being aware of that and remiding myself of that, but yet still I KEEP GETTING THIS WRONG. The wrong shoresh is in my headdddddd.

idk, imma go with maalot as stairs instead. I have no idea how this all works out in common usage; I'm using a goddamn app and cross-referencing with google translate and hebrew wikipedia.

and, hilariously, this is really apt, since I hate stairs (they attacked me first! I have the scars to prove it!), so even more so, I can't remember the motherfucking word for them. I hate them but I can't remmeber what they're called. a;lkdsjf;lakjsdfs


Cap-IM Remix Reveals!

Feb. 26th, 2017 07:09 pm
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Authors have been revealed for the Cap-IM remixes. I see that, as I suspected, [personal profile] navaan wrote me 20k of action-packed Noir amnesia identity porn (thanks, Navaan, it was amazing) -- but I didn't guess that kdm103020 wrote my fake dating remix. Anyway, they were both great.

I may now reveal my four stories! Here they are, in the order in which I wrote them! (I know I said the other day that I wrote three stories. That was technically true at the time. I did a very last-minute pinch hit literally three hours before deadline.)

The first thing I actually wrote was for Relay Remix, the telephone-style remix where participants successively remix each other's fic:

Same As It Ever Was (The Thought Bubbles Remix) (6316 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel Ultimates, Marvel 616, Avengers (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, James "Bucky" Barnes, Gail Richards, James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Peter Parker
Additional Tags: Dreams, Multiverse, Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Angst, Repression, Happy Ending, Remix, Captain America/Iron Man Relay Remix 2017, Community: cap_ironman
Summary: Steve Rogers, leader of the Ultimates, has strange dreams. Dreams where he's a comic book artist. Dreams where it wasn't SHIELD who pulled him from the ice. Dreams where he's an Avenger, whatever that is. But they're definitely dreams, because in these dreams he has a whole lot of... feelings... for Tony Stark. And that can't possibly be real, right? Right.

More about this story... )

I didn't know what the rest of the chain looked like until reveals, obviously, but I am pretty happy that it turned out that most of us took the opportunity to keep the multiverse theme going, because, seriously, it went 1872, 1872/616, AA multiverse, Ults/616, AvAc/Ults/616, a giant sprawl including all the above universes and the MCU, and so on. I feel kind of sorry for springing Ults on everyone. But obviously not that sorry!

And then there was my actual main Remix assignment, where I remixed Neverever's MCU story Past Imperfect:

If You Want to Live (The Historical Present Remix) (9249 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel 616, Avengers (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Carol Danvers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Reed Richards, Stephen Strange
Additional Tags: Alternate Timelines, Time Travel, Rescue Missions, MIT Era, Star Trek References, Pining, Pre-Slash, Avengers Vol. 4 (2010), Remix, Community: cap_ironman, Captain America/Iron Man Fanfic Remix 2017
Summary: The Civil War is over. The SHRA is gone. Steve has been brought back to life. He's settling into his new duties as America's top cop. His longtime friendship with Carol Danvers -- Avenger, former director of SHIELD, and former leader of the pro-Registration forces -- is now a tenuous one. But something is very wrong in the world. This isn't how it was supposed to be. Someone is missing. Tony Stark was killed at the age of seventeen, and it's up to Steve to travel into the past to save a man he doesn't remember from a man he knows all too well: a mysterious assassin from another time and place, a man with a metal arm. And the truth is more complicated than anyone could ever have guessed.

And as for this one... )

And then I had two stories in Remix Madness!

The first is a remix of a_sparrows_fall's 616 Civil War AU You Started:

See You at the Bitter End (The Rest of the Rainbow Remix) (8422 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel 616, Avengers (Comics), New Avengers (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, 5 Things, Infinity Gems, Civil War (Marvel), Civil War: The Confession (Marvel), Angst, Extremis, Bad Decisions, Accidental Death, Self-Sacrifice, Telepathy, Hopeful Ending, Remix, New Avengers Vol. 1 (2004), Community: cap_ironman
Summary: Pick a Gem, any Gem. And try to stop a war.

Mind the warnings and tags with this one.

Further details... )

And then there's my filthy, filthy remix of Robin_tCJ's MCU story Mark XXX:

Prototyping (The Make the Sparks Ignite Remix) (1176 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Iron Man (Armor)/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Iron Man (Armor)
Additional Tags: Engineering, Established Relationship, Armor Kink, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot, Fantasizing, Remix, Community: cap_ironman
Summary: Tony is an excellent boyfriend and an excellent engineer, and so there's no way he's going to let his brand-new sex armor fuck Steve without him trying it out himself first.

A last-minute PWP in a universe I don't even write! )

This concludes my remixes.
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Title: Burning Bright. (On Archive Of Our Own)
Author: [personal profile] lannamichaels
Fandom: Damien (TV), The Omen 'verse
Rating: PG
A/N: The title is from The Tyger by William Blake. I started this when watching episode 2 of Damien. I never made it through episode 5 and stalled out from there. I watched most of the last episode and parts of the penultimate one. In other words: I don't know anything about TV canon, don't understand Damien's tv-canon backstory, and then I mashed it up with movie stuff willy-nilly, yay. In terms of Omen 2 canon... well, I did a rewatch, but since Damien canon ignores Omen 2, I was very loose with what I took from there. But, anyway, WIP finishing! *attempts to shrug and \o/ at the same time*

Summary: Damien has always been just a little weird; Mark generally feels a little ashamed for thinking that.

I do feel slightly bad for doing this without making myself watch the whole tv canon )

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Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61, due to complications from heart surgery. May he rest in peace. I liked him as John Garrett on Agents of SHIELD, when I still sporadically watched the series. Until I checked his IMDB page, I never realized he played Chet in Weird Science (1985); I always preferred the 90’s series over the movie, so never really saw it more than a handful of times. He was also Severen in Near Dark (1987) and Simon in True Lies (1994).

Others will remember him from Twister and Titanic.

The Terminator (1984) gets rerun a lot on Comet TV and This TV; he’s a punk leader there. Someday I’ll get around to watching Aliens (1986).

Neil Fingleton has passed away at the age of 36, following a heart attack. May he rest in peace. On Doctor Who he played the Fisher King in the episodes Under The Lake and Before The Flood. Apparently, he was also known for being the tallest man in the UK.

Dear Spacer

Feb. 26th, 2017 05:47 pm
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[personal profile] extrapenguin
Here's my letter! Kerbal Space Program, Uplift, and Original Works, fanfic for all, plus fanvid for KSP.
Read more... )

(no subject)

Feb. 26th, 2017 10:16 am
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We went out for a late breakfast yesterday. There’s a pancake place on Zeeb Rd that Scott has been wanting to try for quite a while. I don’t remember the name. I got blueberry pancakes but only managed to eat one of the three. Cordelia got a waffle with strawberries and ate half of it. Scott got French toast and a scrambled egg and ate all of it. The three of us shared two orders of bacon. Cordelia didn’t order any because she likes it chewy rather than crisp. Most places don’t cook bacon to her preference, but this place did, so she ate some of mine and some of Scott’s.

I’ve eaten one of my leftover pancakes, and Cordelia has eaten her leftover waffle.

We made an expedition out to the place from which we rent Cordelia’s viola because her bow was on its last legs. The woman at the desk looked at it and told us it was done for. Getting the new bow took about five minutes in the shop.

My cold is still getting worse. I almost couldn’t drag myself out of bed this morning. We’ve got an appointment at 11:30, so I had to, but it was harder than it usually is. I still feel like I could fall asleep rapidly if I let myself. I might end up spending a lot of this afternoon sleeping. I think the only thing that has to be done is the library run, and I’m not actually required for that.

Cordelia’s got an annoying school assignment that involves writing a song (well, lyrics to the pre-existing tune of her choice) about the US presidential election of 1800. The assignment is a little more specific in that the teacher wants a campaign song supporting either Jefferson or Adams. Scott’s working on that with her because my brain is utterly fried.

Moonlight (2016)

Feb. 26th, 2017 10:20 am
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Thank to everyone who commented on my last post. I don't think I can respond to those comments (work drama is still ongoing) but I really appreciate them, and they were a little ray of light through somewhat difficult days.

Last night I was finally able to see Moonlight (and delighted to know it had a packed screening at a mainstream theater here) and it was so, so wonderful, and I haven't been recording any of the things I've watched and liked lately, so, I'm going to try and break that pattern.

Also - as usual, I'm terrible at reviewing things I like, and I'm happy to say Moonlight isn't exactly esoteric, so I'm basically just going to flail and vomit feels and various thoughts under the cut.

Moonlight )

My subconscious is not subtle

Feb. 25th, 2017 11:56 pm
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This morning I overslept, which means I was late feeding and medding Dreadful.

The last dream I had before I woke up was that I'd overslept and was late feeding Dreadful. In the dream I was woken up by Marna and Ian standing at the foot of my bed holding Dreadful and looking at me reproachfully. So, I got out of bed and started getting Dreadful's meds together and then things took a weird dream-like turn and I realized I was dreaming and actually woke up.

At which point I discovered that I'd started my period in the night and bled on my sheets. Today was...a day.

(but I did eventually feed the cat)

The results on my Dreadful ridiculousness poll indicate that the yawning picture is a clear favorite, followed by "Oh god, oh god, don't make me choose" and the glitterball in third.

Also, there was one vote for "I'm immune to cat photos", but that was Ian, who is totally lying, so I'm ignoring it.

Ships that I Ship: Day 56: Sokka/Suki

Feb. 25th, 2017 08:30 pm
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[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing: Sokka/Suki
Canon Level: Dating

My favorite character and her nearly as awesome canon love interest? Yes, please! Mere words cannot accurately describe how much I adore Suki. She's a fighter, she's a leader, she's dependable, she's able to laugh and not take everything too seriously. Sokka suffers in comparison because he's not Suki (a failing shared by nearly all of the characters), but he's great too. He's a weird mix of being the strategist of the group as well as the comedian, but neither role ever feels forced or unnatural on him. So together they're really great too, with both of them growing into the best version of themselves they can be with the other person by their side the entire way. I also like to think Suki is continually amused by Sokka, when he's joking and when he's taking things more seriously than he needs to, and I do think Sokka needs someone like that.

Suggested reading:
dusk by [ profile] memlu
Astronomy by [ profile] _seven_crows
Sexual Dimorphism by [ profile] Juxtaposie
Handmade by [ profile] Bow
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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery, Ellen Craft and William Craft: I found this by way of the Criminal podcast. They did an episode about Ellen and William Craft, two slaves who came up with a plan, and a disguise, and calmly walked out of their servitude in Macon, Georgia, taking a series of trains, boats, and busses, all the way to Philadelphia—and freedom—in 1848. The podcast said they got a lot of the details from the book the two had written, and that it was available for free from Gutenberg, so I clicked right on through, and found it to be very readable with elegant prose, commentary, and humor:
Some of the best slaveholders will sometimes give their favourite slaves a few days' holiday at Christmas time; so, after no little amount of perseverance on my wife's part, she obtained a pass from her mistress, allowing her to be away for a few days. The cabinet-maker with whom I worked gave me a similar paper, but said that he needed my services very much, and wished me to return as soon as the time granted was up. I thanked him kindly; but somehow I have not been able to make it convenient to return yet; and, as the free air of good old England agrees so well with my wife and our dear little ones, as well as with myself, it is not at all likely we shall return at present to the "peculiar institution" of chains and stripes.
The first-person account is tense and swift. The structure is little rocky, as the Crafts felt it necessary to pause on occasion and build their case against slavery, but the explanation of current law adds necessary context to their story, and was especially helpful for this modern reader.

At one point, the authors speak of two million female slaves, and I thought millions? And turned to Google:
Between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World. 10.7 million survived the dreaded Middle Passage, disembarking in North America, the Caribbean and South America. The Root, Jan 6, 2014

Only about 388,000 were shipped directly to North America, but according to the 1860 census, the population of the United States was 31,443,321; this included 3,953,761 slaves, representing 12.6% of the total population.

Millions. I don't know if they ever gave us a number when we covered the Trans-Atlantic slave trade in school, if they did, it didn't stick with me, but that number is hitting me hard today. This story, multiplied by four million. And this is one of the few with a happier ending.

After William and Ellen escaped, their owners wrote the president asking for help to retrieve them—the president!—and good old #13 Millard Filmore, who claimed to oppose slavery, "gave instructions for military force to be sent to Boston to assist the officers in making the arrest." Sounds like something our current president would do, overreach and all. In fact, there are a lot of unpleasant parallels to what's going on in the U.S. right now, with families being split up, people arrested and sent away from their homes, and the racism that has never gone away, only gotten further entrenched.

If you're interested in reading this, and it's definitely worth a read, I'd recommend listening to the podcast first (or second!), as it provides some background information the book lacks, though nowhere does anyone explain how the Crafts got so much money for their escape from their "little earnings in slavery" that there was still some left once they reached the North.

The I give up meme

Feb. 25th, 2017 08:48 pm
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It's been a while (two a half three years), and I'm feeling fed up with never quite getting back to what passes for normal with me these days, so let's do this thing - let's play [ profile] isurrendered again:

1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some TV show idea. (Science fiction show, medical drama, criminal procedure, etc...)
2. Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them.
3. Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
4. Post to your own journal.

If you haven't done this one before, it can be brain-eating and leave you pining for never-made (but strangely frequently cancelled) TV series. But it's fun and excellent for story ideas!

Fic announcement

Feb. 25th, 2017 03:09 pm
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Title: Paths for Getting Lost
Fandom: Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
Rating: T
Characters: Caine, Merlin
Length: 1948 words
Warnings/tags: None at present
Notes: I just couldn’t see all of Corwin’s siblings embracing Merlin as family without a lot of hesitation and suspicion.
Summary: "Caine volunteered to teach me how to use the Pattern to travel Shadow."

Caine and Merlin shortly after Patternfall.

Fic at AO3.

(no subject)

Feb. 25th, 2017 12:35 pm
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Scott and I went out to the bank around 11:00 yesterday morning to transfer some money from Cordelia’s account to ours. After that, we picked up food at Plum Market, pizza for him and a spinach pie for me. The weather was really nice, so we stopped by the science and nature center to recapture all of the portals there.

The walking wasn’t particularly good for my Achille’s tendon, but it was so very nice to be out in warm weather. I can tell that I’ve lost a lot of ground in terms of my ability to walk.

During the afternoon, we watched Arrival which I’d gotten from the library and finished a Netflix DVD that had been sitting with about fifteen minutes left on it for a week. Cordelia was annoyed that we watched Arrival without her. It hadn’t occurred to me that she might want to see it.

Cordelia went out to spend time with her friends in the evening, so Scott and I got carry out dinner from Palm Palace which is a place she doesn’t enjoy. I got lentil soup and the lamb saute which turned out not to be the dish I thought it was. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t what I had wanted. Scott got a chicken schwarma plate and hummus.

We listened to an audiobook until Cordelia was ready to come home.

My cold is much worse than it was. I’m not at all happy about that. I can still sleep lying down (as long as I take Sudafed), but even when I’m upright things feel not right in my throat and chest.

Rest In Peace, Chris Wiggins

Feb. 25th, 2017 10:17 am
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Chris Wiggins has passed away at the age of 87, following a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. May he rest in peace. He played Jack Marshak on Friday The 13th: The Series. I never caught very many episodes in reruns on Syfy, although I did like his character from what I saw; I recently purchased season 1 from a library book sale. I’ll finally watch the first few episodes of that this afternoon.

A quick check of IMDB tells me he played Dr. Hardy in Murder By Decree (1979), and apparently was the Great Wishing Star in Care Bears II: A New Generation (1986) addition to a large amount of other voicework. I’ll eventually get around to a rewatch of Murder By Decree.

Music, feels, and works

Feb. 25th, 2017 01:13 pm
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I've rediscovered Delain and their new album, Moonbathers, is very pretty. A bit melancholy and slowish, but beautiful. I especially like "Suckerpunch". I've also grown to appreciate The Human Contradiction better – "Tell Me Mechanist", "Don't Let Go", etc.

It's a bit too bright outside for Rammstein's "Sonne", which is prime winter solstice music.

Last week, I was feeling very much under the weather, but then I Did Things With Visible Impact (and acquired a crush that might even be reciprocated) and I'm feeling much better. If all else fails, I just have to think about the vacuum chamber at work. It's amazing.

I've also discovered the Wikiquote page for Wolfgang Pauli, which has some A+ quotes:
This is to show the world that I can paint like Titian. [A big drawing of a rectangle] Only technical details are missing.

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