30 Day Music Challenge - Day 29

Apr. 29th, 2017 07:21 am
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Day 29: A song you remember from your childhood

"This Land is Your Land" - Kingston Trio

This was a favourite of my dad's. He used to either listen to the album, or play the song himself on his guitar.

Our First Activity - Got Fandom?

Apr. 29th, 2017 01:17 pm
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By popular request, there are going to be icon challenges in this community. Since I don't like the word "battle", and there is really nothing competitive about them, I'm going to call them "activities".

These activities will work like this:

* I make a post with all the information you need
* You have three weeks to make icons and post them in a comment to the information post (not screened)
* I collect all the icons (and whatever you have to say about them) from the comments and make a result post
* There is no voting
* Everyone can leave comments on the inspiration and activity summary posts

My current plan is to run one such activity per month, but we'll see how it goes and if you even like what I come up with.

But now, on to our first activity! What better way to get to know each other than by showing each other what fandoms we like:

For this activity, you should make five icons. You have until May 20th (end of day) to submit your icons as comments to this post.


Some notes:

* It is okay to enter fewer than five icons (but the final results post will look nicer if every slot is filled :)).
* Please submit your icons (icons and URLs) to this post, all in one comment (if possible).
* You don't have to icon five different fandoms. If your first fandom happens to be a tiny fandom and your true love, no problem!
* Everyone can participate, you don't have to be a member of this community.
* For each icon, please add at least the name of the fandom to your comment.
* Feel free to tell us more about what you like about the fandom, or what makes it special for you, in your submission!

Deadline: Saturday, May 20 2017, your end-of-day

Just One Thing (29 April 2017)

Apr. 29th, 2017 11:51 am
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.


The Blood is the Life for 29-04-2017

Apr. 29th, 2017 11:00 am
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Apr. 29th, 2017 05:47 am
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Since we're at the last post for the month, it's time for list revision. You are free to look over your list and remove anything that you've realized isn't working for you. There is nothing wrong with keeping all your bunnies, of course, but it is also okay to let go.

This is also a weekly check-in! You do not have to check in, of course, but if you would like to comment on the last week, feel free!

If you have a deadline coming up, you can do it! If you need a deadline, feel free to ask!
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Welcome to the Saturday the 29th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

Editor's Note: lots of fic announcements today!

- Discussion, Reactions, Reviews and News -
- Podcasts and Audiovisual Discussion -
  • Reality Bomb (audio podcast) Episode Episode 45 discusses The Pilot and Smile.
  • Doctor Who: Fifty Years Ago (audio podcast) Episode 33 covers The Faceless Ones Episode 3: The Crime of Comedy
  • Voice of Gallifrey (audio podcast) Episode 94 from the title they seem to be having some issues with their hosting, but as it's in Russian I can't say for sure.

- Challenges, Prompts and Announcements relating to Fanworks
- Fanworks -

Fic: (rating; characters/pairings)

GT aims to cover Doctor Who Universe news and fan activity on Dreamwidth and beyond. If you'd like to be added to our watch list, please leave a comment here. Questions? If you can't find the answer on our profile, you can contact the editors by commenting on any edition of the newsletter.
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[community profile] fffc (Froday Fanfiction Challenge - named after Frodo Baggins, apparently, in case any of the rest of you have a slight discomfort over the name, like I momentarily did) are doing a fic challenege for May which is to write a single sentence fic. I can manage one sentence a day, right? And I used to fic loads. So maybe this is a softer way of getting back into it...

This is the prompt table I have chosen - there are 3 to choose from - and I'm going to do Brig/Benton because I'm a big ol' soppy.

never again forever and a day out of time everyday magic lost and found first job
rain breakfast school movie dancing weekend
opportunity inspiration photostudio colours friendship memories
feelings evening moonshine party future dreamer
dark adventure singing questions cats silence

Daily Happiness

Apr. 29th, 2017 01:59 am
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1. I get to sleep in three days in a row!

2. I had to fire someone today, which was unpleasant, and just generally made the day really emotionally draining, since it was on my mind all day leading up to it. But at least now it's over. And hopefully the store will be a more pleasant environment with them gone.

3. I finished up some more manga tonight, so it looks like I will manage to squeeze in one more chapter to post before the end of the month for sure. (And maybe another if the typesetter gets back to me.)

4. Look how big this Jasper is getting! He's six months old today.


Apr. 29th, 2017 11:44 am
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4. What gets you excited about life?

Novelty. New courses, new challenges, new games, new software, new music, new gadgets, new environments, new places, new relationships... I should add "success" , but it only counts when it's success in something new, or at least sufficiently new. Succeeding in tried-and-tested tasks you could do in your sleep is not fun anymore; and even getting praised for it feels vaguely embarrassing.

The problem with this model is that it's not self-sustainable. Not that it's possible to ever run out of novelties - not in the age of globalization and the Internet. But it comes into conflict with achieving mastery/professionalism in anything, which requires relentless, repetitive training and hard work.

And not only that, but the degree of novelty has to be constantly ramped up, as the whole categories of previously novel things and activities are now lumped together. Online courses? Thousands of new ones, but the whole concept of studying online is already old news. Writing challenges? So many different ones out there, but the whole concept of a "writing challenge" - been there, done that, met my word count goals, need new motivation. New programming language or framework? Try 10-20 of them, know them all. Every new gadget is less exciting than the previous ones. Every software upgrade is an annoyance to be postponed as long as possible, rather than something to look forward to. And so on.

It reminds me on that short sci-fi story (can't remember the author or name) about 2 guys stuck on an uninhabited planet with a broken spaceship and a sophisticated machine that can create any imaginable object, but only once, because it gets bored with repetition ;) So they devise workarounds to make it create all the necessary parts to repair the starship, and food so they can survive while repairing it. They have to come up with different categories of materials and food, as it goes approximately like that: after ordering a steak, they can't get any more meat; after ordering tomatoes, no more vegetables, and so on.

But how can I do that to myself? (I remember what turned out to be the optimal solution for the machine, but for me, it's thoroughly uninspiring. :)

I guess everything can be solved with an appropriate amount of medication, but the moment you start on this path, you can never turn back... I'd rather struggle some more. After all, happiness is overrated.

Carnival Season

Apr. 29th, 2017 08:51 am
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Just recently I saw my first carnival of the season.

As I see Wodanaz in both the Hunt and the Carnival, the first carnival of the year is a moment like the first farmer’s market, where I am seeing a power shift from their winter self to their summer self and I stop to acknowledge the passage of time.

This is, of course, entirely UPG, but the role of carnivals in pop culture is liminal and dangerous, a place where the bad are punished and strange blessings and curses both might come up, so it seems reasonable to me that archetypal Carnival might feed on the same energies as the Hunt. And of course, I first met Wodanaz wearing the face of Mr Dark.

I know other pagans who mark their seasons with nature-based observations, noting when plants first sprout or ripen, but I suspect I’m just not sufficiently earth-attuned for that. I’ve been trying to pay more attention to the signs of the seasons, what the plants are doing and so on, and I can certainly note and appreciate it. It just doesn’t resonate for me the way spotting the lights of a ferris wheel on the side of the freeway does.

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Coming back from an extended beer run to Marin County (you know where to look at evidence) I'm popping in just to note that the Supergirl showrunners totally read my fanfiction:

The scene, incidentally spoilery for the beginning of 2x18 ''Ace Reporter'' )

Sure, I'm the only person to notice...but still filled with the warm glow of knowing that my Karacterization was on point there.
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Bright As You Can (6626 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel Ultimates, Marvel Noir
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Steve Rogers/Tony Stark/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers (Ultimates), Tony Stark (Ultimates), Tony Stark (Marvel Noir)
Additional Tags: Multiverse, Established Relationship, Friends With Benefits, Threesome - M/M/M, Self-cest, Double Penetration, Spitroasting, Community: cap_ironman, Cap-Ironman Bingo
Summary: When Steve shows up at Tony's penthouse for one of their usual no-strings-attached dalliances, he's sure as hell not expecting to find a second Tony waiting for him. And they're both interested in keeping him company.

It took me two hours to title this. I'm going to sleep now. Have some smut. This is for Cap-IM Bingo; the square is "kink: double penetration."


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