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1. A song with a color in the title
Schwarze Sonne, E Nomine.
Translation of lyrics into English.
I've no idea what it's "supposed" to be about, but trying to come up with relationships that fit it is an interesting exercise! The best I can come up with is "kid was conceived to bring down sperm donor daddy, is messed-up due to being raised as a weapon", which is certainly an idea that someone somewhere should write.

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The proper retrospective'll be in the evening.

Day 1: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

So, three things, huh? Let's try for characteristic!

A Special Speck of Dust
Fandom: Expert Judgment on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (Sandia Labs)
Wordcount: 6,451
Rating: Teen & up
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Science Fiction, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary: Earth has fallen silent.
This is for [livejournal.com profile] lalalalalawhy for this Yuletide. It's readable as original science fiction, and it's what I consider my default setting in a way – sci-fi, with spaaace, and women from multiple places, and a plot that's not focused on interpersonal conflict.

Occupational Hazards
Fandom: The Goblin Emperor
Wordcount: 2,292
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Rape/Non-con
Additional Tags: Tentacles, Tentacle Rape, Oviposition, Breathplay, Bondage, Blindfolds, Come Inflation, Forced Orgasm, Overstimulation, Crying
Summary: Enterprising young scientist Vala Cerethar finds a larger animal than he expected, and gets into trouble.
This is for [personal profile] shadow_lover for Coronation Ceremony. It was apparently very un-anon, even if it was the first tentacle porn I wrote. It features an OMC biologist getting tentacle raped by a tentacle monster in a swamp and Science! as a coping method; lots of people found it hilarious.

Sing the Song of Future Power
Fandom: The Kalevala
Wordcount: 571
Rating: Teen & up
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Aino, Louhi, Louhi's Daughter, Väinämöinen, Joukahainen
Additional Tags: Poetry, Kalevala meter, Magic, Revenge
Summary: Louhi takes on Aino as her pupil.
A poem for [archiveofourown.org profile] Gileonnen for last Yuletide. I like poems! I tried to include some of the original's alliteration in this.
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Doing meme 4 from here.

What do you collect?
Knowledge. Like all of us.

I like knowing things; more than that, I like knowing how things work. I like seeing how things fit together. I like knowing the answer to the question why.

I am fascinated by the real. How the world works is a question I want to answer. Not for me the thoughts of programming, computational simulation, bizarre thought experiments. I relish the abstract, but my world is reality. There is no perfection; there are only models with their own areas of use. The cows are not frictionless, nor do they live in a vacuum. They are also far from spherical. Yet, under some circumstances, that is the model that yields the accurate results with the minimum of effort. General relativity is the most accurate, but Newtonian mechanics works fine in most Earth-based cases.

I am a physicist, yet an engineer. I study the reality I interact with, not the reality I wish I would interact with.

The more one knows of a subject, the more interesting that subject becomes. Knowledge opens up new dimensions of appreciation. Instead of seeing a rainbow and going "pretty", I also know that it is formed when light hits a raindrop and reflects, refracts, disperses, and forms the optical illusion in question. I know why one can only bend a steel wire so many times.

Science did not make the world less beautiful. It made the world more beautiful.
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I'm doing this thing now, on a not-quite-once-a-day basis. Now, since I am The Worst at actually elaborating upon things (that is, posting stuff more than two lines long), I'll be doing 4 at a time.

Feel free to comment upon anything.

Currently Reading
David Drake's Sea Without a Shore. I'm aware that this is book 10 of an ongoing series (whoops), but so far it seems enjoyable enough. If I like it, I might go back and grab books 1-9.

Last Scene Read
Woman observes clerk be rude to another woman, helps other woman out, then gets service clerk get fired with her supreme hacking skills.

First Book That Influenced Me
Isaac Asimov's Robots of Dawn, at age 10. I'd mostly read Donald Duck comics and horsey YA/middle grade books prior to that, but then I ran out of reading material on a long car trip and my dad gave me Asimov. A love was ignited. <3 I think this is actually the most influential book I've read, since it basically ~expanded my horizons~ to encompass sci-fi. Well, the results are visible.

Fake Name From A Character
...ANAANDER MIANAAI. Why, self.
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So, since it's apparently Month of Do All The Things, I've decided to add more content to my DW, too. Now, I recall the DW thingy called [community profile] snowflake_challenge , so I shall post stuff on those topics over the next few weeks. Perhaps not one a day, for I have other things I should be doing (of the Do All The Things category), but I'll add content!

I much prefer DW as a means of interaction to Tumblr, yet Tumblr seems to be where the action is. Ergo, I must add action onto DW!

(And if any of you know of similar "here's a laundry list of topics to talk about" challenge thingies, tell me of them. I intend to continue doing adding things to DW, but I am dreadful at coming up with things to talk about.)

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