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Just now I picked up for the border of the baby blanket and I can't tell if the pick up is terrible and I have to re-do it because it's all v. v. v. scrunched together because the cable on the circular needle is too short. This is after I connected in another cable before I started picking up because I knew the original cable wasn't long enough.

Okay, so easy solution, connect in a longer cable. But even though I would swear that *I do have longer cables*, I can't find them.

Okay, so slightly harder solution, just connect in the many, many shorter cables that I can find. Except that won't work, since I could only find one cable connector and it's the one I'm already using.

So now I have ordered both additional long cables and cable connectors. And then someday I will be able to see how the pick-up actually looks, which is, honestly, probably terrible; I was having a lot of issues picking up along the cast-on edge.

I barely knit these days. I don't deserve these kinds of problems. (I keep being like "okay, switch to crochet, it seems easier on the hands", and then not doing it.)

Day 4 Reveals 2017

20 Aug 2017 07:41
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Twisted up in Golden Strands (Les Misérables - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] samyazaz, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: It starts like this: with Enjolras's father, drunk and desperate that his only daughter marry before she becomes a spinster, accosting a wealthy-looking stranger at the market and directing his attention to her.
With a thoughtless boast, her father crying, "Look at her there in the sunlight, look at her hair, see how she turns straw into gold? Isn't she beautiful?", too loud and too bold for the crowded marketplace.
With a knock at the door, some days later, and a man in the king's livery standing at attention on the other side, reading a decree, and the sudden sense that the world has dropped out from under Enjolras's feet.

A Day in the Life (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lucifuge5
Summary: What it says on the tin with: Shenanigans! Action! Adventure! Romance! Kissing! (Sam and Bucky's lives are EXTRA, OK?) SO EXTRA

Sergeant Barnes and the Winter Soldier (Captain America (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] bluegeekEM, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] madnads
Summary: Not long after his capture during the war and subsequent status as a lab rat, Bucky Barnes begins to see him. Bucky doesn't know exactly whats going on; what he does know is that the man shares his face, looks like a ghost, and Bucky seems to be the only one who can see him.

shine brightly in your eyes (My Chemical Romance, Bandom, Frank Iero and the Patience, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Comics Industry RPF, Gerard Way and the Hormones)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] akamine_chan, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tipsy_Kitty
Summary: Gerard spends a lot of time looking out the window of his art studio, watching the New York City street below. And maybe has a little crush on the guy who keeps giving him parking tickets.

Paw-lease (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] kellifer_fic, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty
Summary: Stiles thinks about Scott when it happens, tries to get some, y'know, perspective. He thinks about Scott, that there are worse things that can happen when you get hit with an unexpected dose of something. When the device that had been left behind as a last little screw you by the fae they'd been dealing with blew up in his hands he could've been reduced to tomato paste on the walls.
Instead, he has a tail and little pointy striped tabby ears on the top of his head.

I've Found a New Baby (Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] thefourthvine, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Itís an embarrassing clichÈ, I know, but there was an actual basket, made of what looked to be actual wicker, actually sitting there. It was oval and large and had spaces for handholds on either end; for a minute, I thought it was full of laundry, and my mind spun an image of a ghost laundress. Then the small hand emerged from the basket, waved around for a minute, and smacked down again.

One Piece Omake Collection (One Piece)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Syr, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong
Summary: Five things that could have happened in One Piece. Includes: Chubby Bunny with swords, Pants eating ice cream, Reindeer puberty, Franky's Cyborg Index, Maze Castle, and Anatomy questions.

Day 3 Reveals 2017

19 Aug 2017 08:51
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Afternoon Delights (Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Iron Man (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mangacat, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] silkylustre
Summary: Pepper Potts is so stressed she doesn't even have time for a Girl's Night Out. Natasha brings her an unusally relaxing gift.

An Herbalist’s Task (Dragon Age II)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jaden56, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: While searching for potion ingredients on the Wounded Coast, Anders comes into contact with a flower that has very potent - and unfortunate - side effects.

Look, Don't Touch (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] melly_diamond, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] readbythilia
Summary: Against all odds, Derek has found his forever in the person of one Jackson Whittemore, the man who broke down his walls (or at least found a chink in them) and dragged him back into the real world of love, relationships, and now, marriage. Well, almost marriage. Not quite yet, but soon.
Unless Stiles Stilinski has his way. Far from the skinny geek he once was, he now makes his living shaking his sweet ass for fun and profit, and when he shows up at the Whittemore-Hale bachelor party, he starts a ripple effect that might shake Derek’s walls to the ground.

Caitlin Snow Needs a Hug (The Flash (TV 2014), Supergirl (TV 2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Caitlin runs away, but that's okay because there's hugs where she ends up.

Sibelius' Eighth (Oxford Time Travel Universe - Connie Willis)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] lirin, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] idellaphod
Summary: Ever since the net had reopened to objects, Dunworthy had been given plenty of suggestions for what could be retrieved. A script for a lost play, books from a lost library...or the sheet music for a lost symphony.

Pillow Talk (Common Law (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] jaegermighty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] wingedwords
Summary: Travis' eyes widen. From Wes' vantage point, looming over his upside-down head, the expression is almost cartoonish. "You don't actually think we still need therapy?"

Recalculating (Stargate Atlantis)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] HYPERFocused, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: Whoever they are, they're always them.

Let's Go Steal a First Order Ship (Leverage, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] cantarina, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] cantarina
Summary: Or rather
Five Times Poe Dameron Broke the Law Because of a Group of Pesky Thieves, a not!fic because kissing.

uncorked

18 Aug 2017 18:07
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[personal profile] philomytha
This fic WILL NOT STOP. I have passed 10,000 words and it just keeps spawning new complications every time I think I've got something nailed down. It was only meant to be about 2-3000 words and the whole second half was going to be sorted out in about three paragraphs. I'm blaming MacDonnell on the Heights for some of it because it is just such a Barrayaran military song and every time it comes up on my playlist I come up with a new problem for Vorhalas to wrangle with. You know that on Barrayar they love songs about the loyal lieutenant who takes up the standard when the great general falls, and gets killed just before he can win the battle and ends up buried beside his general. But it feels like I've got about three years' worth of words coming uncorked all of a sudden; I'm fairly sure I've written more this month than I did in all of 2015. The finish line is in sight now, maybe, but there's still a lot to sort out.

The current tricky bit is, what are the practical and legal consequences if a serving officer's District Count orders him to disobey his military superiors? I ask because I had Vorhalas do this in the current draft, and then when I was writing a bit of dialogue slightly later Vorhalas outright said he would never do that, so now I have to go back and fix it, because of course he wouldn't. But I'm inviting speculation here - what would happen on Barrayar if some hypothetical count and some hypothetical officer did this, to both the officer and the count?

ot: Huge Heyer Sale

18 Aug 2017 10:26
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There's a huge sale on Georgette Heyer novels over on bn.com and amazon. Lots & lots of screens of e-books for 2.99 each.

Squee!

Day 2 Reveals 2017

18 Aug 2017 09:14
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Fixing Everyone's Troubles But Mine: A Love Story (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies), Captain America (Movies), Hawkeye (Comics))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] blue_pointer, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: When Tony falls in lust with a straight bartender from Brooklyn, can Clint make magic happen? A little bribery, stalking, and seduction later, the answer may be...no.
But this isn't your run-of-the-mill RomCom. Hawkeye and his sidekick Bucky have a neighborhood to defend from the tracksuit mafia. When a heist goes terribly wrong, can Iron Man save the day?

there's a light on in the hallway (so you know i'm here) (Bandom, My Chemical Romance)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] doctorkilljoy, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lucifuge5
Summary: After a rough night, Gerard discovers a surprising secret about his neighbor, Ray Toro.

Six-Thirty Sharp (Critical Role (Web Series))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] argentumlupine, [archiveofourown.org profile] bienenalster, [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] Jadesfire, [archiveofourown.org profile] jediseagull, [archiveofourown.org profile] kalakirya, [archiveofourown.org profile] KDHeart, [archiveofourown.org profile] Readbyanalise010, [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande, [archiveofourown.org profile] UstolemyNAME
Summary: It's just another day in the studio, but something's not quite right.

The Wellborn (The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ritterssport, [archiveofourown.org profile] Sunquistadora, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Shmaylor
Summary: Irene and Gen need to have a baby for political reasons, despite not especially wanting to. Gen is intersex, making this difficult, so they enlist Costis to help.

Not in the Report (Star Trek: The Original Series)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] snowynight, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira
Summary: While accurate mission reports are required by Starfleet regulation, Spock choose not to include some of the mission details concerning Jim and himself as they are not necessary for the fleet's examination.

i love you a latte (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] kellifer_fic, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: "You... want me to come to your family reunion?"
"Yes."
"And you'll come to my best friend's wedding as...my... date?" Stiles thinks the whole proposition bears repeating.
"Yes," Derek says again, brows furrowing like he's starting to regret asking.

The Last on Your Path (The Pretender (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] the_rck, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] fred_mouse
Summary: Sydney's seeing things he knows can't be real. Eventually, he has to listen anyway.

Fandom Guidelines

18 Aug 2017 08:35
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This post is about how specific fandoms will be grouped or separated out.  If a fandom is listed here with the parts being separated out then any All Media Types nomination of that fandom will be rejected.  This is your chance, between now and August 31, to make suggestions on how certain fandoms are handled.  You may make suggestions for fandoms not on this list.  When making suggestions include the realistic pros and cons of your suggestion. 

Another post will go up later with general guidelines.  This post is just for discussing fandoms.


 

 

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Ursula Vernon, who just won the Best Novelette Hugo, stopped in Iceland en route to WorldCon. She was with her husband Kevin, his cousin, Amy, & their friend Tina. They storified the trip, here:

https://storify.com/RebelsHeart/ursula-vernon-and-friends-vs-iceland

There're lots of gorgeous photos & great snark.

Day 1 Reveals 2017

17 Aug 2017 09:19
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die before Methuselah (Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] girlmarauders, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Padme and Obi-Wan in self-imposed exile on Tatooine.

A Surprise at the Ball (Allerleirauh | All-Kinds-Of-Fur (Fairy Tale))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] LadyBrooke, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] podfic_lover
Summary: Allerleirauh, from the perspective of the officials and newspapers.

Choose Your Own Inquisitor (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] Kess, [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong, [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: A Choose Your Own Adventure story, DAI style.

Those who try to take a stroll, Are sure to get the klink (Captain America (Movies), Captain America - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] zombieunicorn, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Vaysh
Summary: After the Battle of Azzano, Bucky is somehow the senior most officer of the 107th left alive. Now, keeping his guys breathing is a much bigger war that fighting the Krauts.

The Pesky Superhero Job (Leverage, Supergirl (TV 2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] theleanansidhe
Summary: The crew decide to take down a white collar criminal in National City. It goes about as well as expected.

Five Times Christian Eriksen Helped His Teammates With Their Problems (Football RPF)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] ItsADrizzit, [archiveofourown.org profile] WhiteHaru37, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] annapods, [archiveofourown.org profile] Arioch, [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] frecklebombfic, [archiveofourown.org profile] fulldaysdrive, [archiveofourown.org profile] ItsADrizzit, [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] WhiteHaru37, [archiveofourown.org profile] wingedwords
Summary: Christian Eriksen has a lot of love for his Hotspur teammates, even if it does get him caught up in their antics and drama.
In which Chris just wants to ignore his feelings, Dele and Dier need to talk it out, Son Heung-min is a ridiculous human being, and everyone sends far too many text messages.

A Place at Home in the Stars (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies), Iron Man (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] DuendeVerde4
Summary: Peter totally doesn't like-like Tony Stark, except that he does.

Love at First Swipe (Les Misérables - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] within_a_dream, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] fulldaysdrive
Summary: This is going to be Cosette's year. She's going off to college, which means she can turn over a new leaf and start dating. If that means working up the nerve to use Tinder, so be it.

Words!

16 Aug 2017 22:52
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[personal profile] schneefink
I haven't written fic since *checks* May, huh. But then suddenly I got an idea, and now in the past three days I've written over three thousand words and it feels amazing. Story writing is a thing I can do! Oh man, I missed this feeling of getting words onto a page, instead of being stuck at the image-to-word conversion process in my brain.

Btw, I recently read a piece on writer's block that I liked a lot, So you're having a bad writing day: Consider: the act of telling a story is you CONJURING AN ENTIRE UNIVERSE INSIDE YOUR MIND and then using words as knives to CARVE THAT UNIVERSE INTO REALITY SO THAT OTHERS CAN VISIT YOUR IMAGINATION. “Today I am going to make a world out of my brain that you can go to in your spare time,” you say aloud, hopefully realizing that this is far more significant and far more bizarre than tying your shoes or blowing your nose.
Writing is hard, and that's okay. (Clearly prolific authors who update frequently are wizards.)
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Title: You Make Me Look Legitimate. (On Archive Of Our Own)
Author: [personal profile] lannamichaels
Fandom: Check Please
Pairing: Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann
Rating: G
A/N: This is 100% [personal profile] dira's fault and I have the chat log to prove it. :P The title is from I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory by Kathleen Edwards, which is a wonderful country song about Canadian hockey.

Summary: Eric Bittle gets the call from the national team at 3AM.


2018 Olympics! )

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15 Aug 2017 22:46
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[personal profile] melannen
No FMK this week, because I am way behind on reading, and also because I am going eclipse-hunting over the weekend! I will be bringing eclipse-related books on that trip. And thinking about this xkcd strip which was the main thing that got me into the new year, anyway.

Probably it will rain all day, but at least I can say I tried.

So instead of books, since I will be doing a lot of driving in the middle of nowhere, my question this week is: What songs are on your eclipse playlist? "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "The Sun Is A Miasma of Incandescent Plasma", obviously. But what else?

I have been working on the book collection, though! I went through and re-did my to-read lists, of which there are three: one on the library website, which has 300 books on it, of books the library has; the Goodreads one, which includes only books my library doesn't have and has about 250; and ~2500 owned-but-unread, so that's totally doable at my current rate as long as I never add any more to any of the three lists.

(Anybody want to be goodreads friends, by the way? if we aren't already, drop me a line. my gr is connected to my rl so I don't link it here but I will def. add people.)

Me and Mom also cleaned out the cookbooks over the weekend, which was fun! We both agreed on keeping the ones that had some kind of sentimental value to the family, of course. food, cooking, and diet as expressed in a collection of second-half-of-twentieth-century cookbooks. )

We got rid of about fifty cookery books. There's only about 200 left. That't TOTALLY reasonable for a family of two that cooks an actual meal at most twice a week, and usually from recipes we know by heart, right?

Posting Schedule 2017

14 Aug 2017 23:46
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Here's the posting schedule. The mods will reveal the work on AO3, so all participants might want to do on that day is update the posting date on their work, so it'll show up on fandom RSS feeds. Unfortunately, AO3 won't let you list a posting date in the future, so you'll have to manually change it on the day you want it to show on the RSS.

Please be sure to have your work ready for your reveal day, with the podfic links and streaming in the body of the work. The mods will check all posts prior to their posting date and contact you with any issues we see, but please double-check your own posts as well in case we miss something. Mods will reveal on AO3 and crosspost to this comm on DW and Tumblr. Once the project is live, you're free to crosspost wherever else you'd like.

Reminder #1: Party Favors are due August 26, and will be posted August 27.
Reminder #2: To those participants with extensions, please remember that your due date is our agreed-upon extension date, not your posting date. However, if you would like to turn in a postable draft at your deadline and then update it between then and your posting date, you may.

Schedule )

(no subject)

14 Aug 2017 22:29
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I am tired and wound up about my book, which seems to be my default state of being at present. (The book is now necessarily modified, "the stupid book", "the thrice-damned book", "the bloody book", "the book that I HATE and is DREADFUL and the BANE OF MY LIFE" etc.) Part of it is that my confidence as a writer has been significantly dented as everything else in my life has been, recently: I also don't think much of self as lawyer, friend, etc., and I'm working on it. (I am doing much, much better than I was. I'm very grateful. But piecing one's life back together turns out to take time.)

I'm also not doing well with reasonable self-care related to the book, which I should, because finishing the version that went on agent submission - in a several-month, every-spare-minute sprint - was what precipitated my last visit to the bottom of the well. (Perfectly nice as wells go, but not one to revisit.) But I keep wanting to just finish it and get it over and winding myself up in the process. And of course I'm aware that I have read it approx fourteen thousand times over the last two and a half years and naturally I'm seeing nothing but flaws? And perhaps other people might not think it is the worst thing ever committed to paper? In my more rational moments I think this. And yet, oh my god, I hate this book. I want to bundle it up and throw it into aforesaid well and write SOMETHING ELSE. It never gets less ridiculous. I spent four days trying to think of a 1940s-appropriate preferably-funny insult? And it had to be two syllables because otherwise the sentence wouldn't scan? And then [personal profile] tau_sigma suggested "strumpet", because she's a perfect human? And all of that hungama was about literally one word? etc.

Etc. Two months ago I was about as a far from a clean, well-lighted place as I could be. And now I'm not, but nothing terrible will happen if I don't finish this book soon. (Or ever? Like, it would be sub-optimal after two and half years, but I'm not writing Hamlet here.) And nothing terrible will happen if it's not as good as I wanted it to be. And nothing terrible will happen if I do it in ten-minute, 100-word chunks. This is quite a rubbish pep talk but there you are, it's what I've got, and it's better than the alternative.

In other news: I'm enjoying being back out in the world. I'm enjoying seeing friends and going for walks and learning to love this city again. I miss my legal practice and my Gaelic. I'm looking forward to returning to both in the autumn; I'm ready for the new terms and the start of the year.
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There are two lingering pinch hits for GenEx:

Pinch Hit 1 - Alias (TV), Jason Bourne (2016), Dark Angel, The Vampire Diaries (TV), Wolverine (Movies)
Letter URL: http://slippery-fish.dreamwidth.org/2269981.html

Pinch Hit 4 - Law & Order: SVU, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Crossover Fandom, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, Chicago Justice (TV)
Letter URL: http://sidewinder.dreamwidth.org/1642094.html

If you are willing to claim either of these pinch hits, please either comment on this Dreamwidth post or email me at genexmoderator@gmail.com with your AO3 name and the number of the pinch hit you wish to claim. Pinch hits are due on the 5th of September.

Even if you can’t claim a pinch hit, I’d be much obliged if you could reblog this Tumblr post to spread the word about the lingering pinch hits.

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