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I'm still trying to catch up on posting fic to my Dreamwidth. As I go, I'm trying to post to a comm or two as well, because that's where DW falls down a bit, I think - there aren't as many active comms as there were on LJ. Some really, really active ones! But not as many.

Speaking of which, is there a place I could post my Black Tapes genfic? A general fandom genfic comm? I couldn't find a specific Black Tapes comm, but in searching, I did find that there's an option for DW to add that topic to your interests. (Which is awesome.) And then through that, I found [community profile] addme_fandom, which is like [community profile] addme, but fannish.



Meme with me? (as seen everywhere, probably because it's a good meme!)
Ask me:
1. the character I least understand
2. interactions I enjoyed the most
3. the character who scares me the most
4. the character who is mostly like me
5. hottest looks character
6. one thing I dislike about my fave character
7. one thing I like about my hated character
8. a quote or scene that haunts me
9. a character I wish died but didn’t
10. my ship that never sailed



Also, from [profile] yohijideranged, a music meme!

1. A song you like with a colour in the title.
I have three, because how do you choose these things?

White Winter Hymnal, originally by Fleet Foxes, here by Birdy. I love this because it's creepy and lovesick and Birdie's voice makes it creepier and more lovesick.


Yellow Flicker Beat, by Lorde. I have written so much MCU Natasha fic to this.


Blackstar, David Bowie. Because it's such a Bowie song. (Which seems like a weird thing to say? But it really is - it's many songs and genres squished into one bundle of gorgeous weirdness.)



Youtube, why do you do that massive gap thing with your embeds? Why?


The rest of the topics:
1.A song you like with a color in the title
2.A song you like with a number in the title
3.A song that reminds you of summer
4.A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget about
5.A song that needs to be played LOUD
6.A song that makes you want to dance
7.A song to drive to
8.A song about drugs or alcohol
9.A song that makes you happy
10.A song that makes you sad
11.A song that you never get tired of
12.A song from your pre-teen years
13.One of your favorite 70's songs
14.A song that you would love played at your wedding
15.A song that is a cover by another artist
16.One of your favorite classical songs
17.A song that you would sing as a duet on karaoke
18.A song from the year you were born
19.A song that makes you think about life
20.A song that has many meanings for you
21.A favorite song with a person's name in the title
22.A song that moves you forward
23.A song you think everybody should listen to
24.A song by a band you wish were still together
25.A song by an artist no longer living
26.A song that makes you want to fall in love
27.A song that breaks your heart
28.A song by an artist with a voice you love
29.A song you remember from your childhood
30.A song that reminds you of yourself

Date: 2017-04-29 03:15 pm (UTC)
vass: Jon Stewart reading a dictionary (books)
From: [personal profile] vass
Hi LS!

Anaander Miaanai but that's probably the case for Anaander too.

*snort* Yeah.

Also, we know why she had to stop making ancillaries, but why did she then stop expansion and conquest? She had plenty of non-ancillary humans to work with, and a contracting empire is a dying empire.

My take was that without making ancillaries she could keep on conquering, but couldn't keep holding the land she conquered. But in addition to that Omaugh Anaander actually met with the Presger (and there may or may not be some truth to Tstur Anaander's belief that her other self was corrupted by alien contact) and they gave her a real harsh spook.

Breq as Fleet Captain with Mercy of Kalr's faux-Ancillary crew, in that she constantly had two levels of interaction going on, one of her own single-bodied observation, and also what Ship let her see.

YES. I loved that too. And then that scene in AS with Mercy of Kalr showing Breq Mercy of Kalr talking through a soldier to Seivarden while also talking silently to Seivarden, so there's like four different interactions going on at the same time.

Fosyf Denche, who really, really didn't care what horrible things her daughter got up to as long as she obeyed the rules of hierarchy. She only disowned Raughd because she got caught in a plot against Breq, not because of her actual murder attempt.

*nodnod* One of my biggest laughs in AM was when it turned out Anaander hadn't given Fosyf an audience because even Anaander thinks Fosyf's a horrible person.

Breq is a steamroller and while she expects no-one to be on her side, once somebody is, they have to fall in line with Breq or get steamrolled. This is starting to change with her looking after Seivarden, but she was deeply surprised and hurt and had to recalibrate over Basnaaid and Uran's rejections.

YES. (Also Queter.) Agreed entirely. And that is even with Breq knowing this is a potential problem and trying to make allowance for it. Unfortunately, I suspect that in the future of the RO2S, the two strongest likely counterweights to Breq's steamrolling tendencies... are not going to be as concerned for the less powerful as Breq is, given that they're Tisarwat and Sphene.

I wish Justice of Toren had got to sail on, singing all the way.

:( yeah.

Date: 2017-04-30 12:59 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
the two strongest likely counterweights to Breq's steamrolling tendencies... are not going to be as concerned for the less powerful as Breq is, given that they're Tisarwat and Sphene.

I'm hoping the sheer weight of numbers of people on Athoek and Athoek Station will start to counteract that, now that Breq is trying to be collectivist! If only 1% of them are like Queter that's more than enough to shout down Breq when she's not listening.

Date: 2017-04-30 08:09 am (UTC)
vass: A sepia-toned line-drawing of a man in naval uniform dancing a hornpipe, his crotch prominent (Default)
From: [personal profile] vass
*nod* Also I forgot Station, who is very likely to be on The People's side, if they'll let it.

Date: 2017-04-30 06:04 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
I don't really wish death on anyone. But if Raughd went far, far away and lived on just her basic citizen's allowance of skel and plain clothing someone where she had no power or influence, that would be great.

Haha, I concur! Great answers on the Ancillary Justice trilogy -- I actually just set someone else on a course of discovery; I hope my wife's old college roomie does read the series and spreads its love far and wide...

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