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What a grievous day. Surely the world's sadness index is sitting high enough.

10.A song that makes you sad: 39 - Queen

It's a 1979 live recording so the sound is a bit scruffy. I grew up with LPs and transistor radios so scruffy sound is just right. But don't skip it for the sound. Freddie is wearing tight red pants.

Here's some better definition sadness for your ears: maybe more than one more )

RIP Roger Moore, I had a huge crush when I was a wee girl and I've had a soft spot ever since. You were wrong a about Idris Elba, of course.

Not Exactly Lerner & Loewe (7177 words) by Liviapenn
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Persuaders
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Brett Sinclair/Danny Wilde
Additional Tags: Bickering, Flirting, 1970s, Jet-Setting Playboys In Love, Yuletide 2012, Horse Racing

Considering how picky His Lordship could be about the little things in life, and how little real hardship he'd ever actually lived through, Danny considered it his assigned mission in life to yank the guy's chain and ruffle his feathers every now and again.

If that maybe resulted, this time, in some other bits getting yanked and ruffled, well, Danny had no objection.

Doctor/Jack: Summer Hols!

May. 23rd, 2017 06:07 pm
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Anyone up for a little Doctor/Jack? Our annual Summer/Winter Holidays fest is just starting up again ...

What's this about? Every year in July, we've been throwing a Doctor/Jack party at [ profile] wintercompanion - and this year we'll be at [community profile] wintercompanion too! On July 1, we start posting new fic and art created to a prompt list kept secret until the month starts, and then all of the prompts are opened to everyone. Here's what we're looking for:
  • writers willing and excited to write at least 500 words of Doctor/Jack based on specific prompts, to be finished and submitted by 25 June

  • artists interested in producing a Doctor/Jack-centric work (wallpapers, icons, banners, drawings, vids, etc.) based on specific prompts, to be finished and submitted by 25 June
(Prompts can be interpreted as strictly or loosely as you like.)

Interested? Sign ups are open right now here at LJ or here at DW.

We'll send out prompts over the course of the week for everyone to pick their favourites, and final prompt assignments will go out no later than the 31st.

Drive-by Rec

May. 23rd, 2017 06:47 pm
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The Timeline of River Song; beautifully edited clipshow of River Song's appearances in chronological order.
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Daniel and the Goddess


“How did you—?” Dan was flat on the bed, naked, with Charlotte straddling his thighs.

“Shut up.”

“This isn’t turning out how I thought it would.”

She bore down, impaling herself.

“No foreplay tonight?”

“Do I have to cut your tongue out?”

He caught a whiff of iodine and sea salt, along with a hint of Joy, as her fire engulfed him, the pulse of her inner muscles began rippling up and down his prick. His mind exploded like a Catherine wheel, throwing off flares of carmine, crimson and purple light, and out beyond Antares new stars began appearing.

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The Washington Post’s Matt O'Brien observed that Trump doesn't show any […] ability to distinguish fact from fan fiction when it comes to his policies.

In 'Is burlesque sex work?' for Colorado Springs Independent, Alissa Smith wrote that one performer she intereviewed brings up "nerdlesque" a subset of burlesque that is based in pop culture, a kind of "live fanfiction."

In an Orlando Sentinel review, Dewayne Bevil wrote This is not your father, son or holy ghost’s Bible story. In “Biblical Fan Fiction,” a four-member cast puts a spins on the scriptures.

From BuzzFeed contributor Arianna Rebolini: I Found My Voice As A Writer In Justin Timberlake Fan Fiction.

A Straits Times profile of Ning Cai by John Lui mentioned that, a voracious reader as a child, she became a prolific writer of fan fiction as a teenager on Web forums dedicated to the cult fantasy television series, Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001).

Alien: Covenant, Trudeau/Macron, Harry Styles, Harry Potter, Sonic Forces, Twin Peaks, Ibsen, Fargo, Sherlock Holmes, Carol )

From a promotional blurb on Broadway World for Joy Butler’s The Permission Seekers Guide Through the Legal Jungle Second Edition: [The book] is the resource for anyone clearing rights with new and expanded information on fan fiction, protectable art, writers, filmmaker, musicians, website developers, political and cause marketing, and wiretapping.

According to Michael Harthorne on Newser, some folks are composing fan fiction about Moon's bodyguard, describing him as a "square-jawed serious romantic lead," according to the New York Post.

In 'Al Green Becomes First Congressman to Call for Trump's Impeachment,' Houston Press’s Dianna Wray wrote While Green isn't the first Democrat to talk impeachment — it's been a popular bit of Democrat congressional fan fiction ever since Trump won the election — he was the first to actually call for it on the House floor.

Marissa Meyer told Los Angeles Times’s Tracy Brown I was obsessed with [Sailor Moon] as a teenager, especially the romance between Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, for whom I wrote a ton of fan fiction.

In a Guardian review of Andrew Wilson’s A Talent for Murder, Ian Sansom wrote You may perhaps have read those books in which Jane Austen is a detective, or the Brontës come back as ghosts: fan fiction in which a writer’s enthusiasm for their literary hero leads them towards a reimagining of the hero’s life.

Finally, for ThisWeek Community News, Margaret Towery wrote This joyful, engaging kind of reading often leads to greenbelt writing. Informal, ungraded, whimsical entries in a notebook or digital environment are the kinds of scribblings students and adults fill with humor and voice.
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I looked at today's meme instruction and had to sit down. Metaphorically since I was already physically sitting down. A song? I said. You want just a song. Meme, my two most played playlists are called a) Cheery and b) Happy. There are songs that make me happy because they're sung sweet voiced chanteuses. There are songs that make me happy because they remind me of a time I was happy. There are songs that make me happy because they're happy. And then there's the blues, a whole genre of songs that make me happy because they're sad. So. A song.

9.A song that makes you happy: Grace Kelly - MIKA

I love the little girl in the yellow frock rocking out, like she's the singer's inner self, like she's me.

Okay, two.

That's Life - Megan Hilty & Katherine McPhee )

music meme topics )

Help Me Whovians!

May. 21st, 2017 12:04 pm
kerravonsen: The TARDIS: "Any place. Any time. (but not where you intended)" (tardis-any-place)
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I need a Twelfth Doctor icon! Where's a good place to look for one that's freely available?
I kept on thinking that I would make myself one, but I clearly haven't.

Doctor Who 10x04 Knock Knock

May. 21st, 2017 01:15 am
kerravonsen: The TARDIS: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (tardis-blue)
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Yes, more Doctor Who.
Tropes are side-stepped, Bill gets to be clever.

Transcript is here

spoilers will be consumed )

Doctor Who 10x03 Thin Ice

May. 19th, 2017 04:09 pm
kerravonsen: Ninth Doctor: "I'm a Time Lord, I walk in Eternity." (eternity)
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Yes, I am behind. I will eventually catch up, I'm certain.
Liked it. Bill was magnificent.
Though I had to turn the volume up to maximum to catch what they were saying, and didn't always succeed.
Transcript here.

Y'know, I would hate to be a companion. But having the Doctor as my own personal tutor? That would be awesome squared. I meant to say that in relation to "The Pilot", but I'm saying it now.
spoilers will fall through thin ice )

Dear EveryWoman writer

May. 18th, 2017 10:30 pm
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Dear EveryWoman writer,

thank you so much for writing a story for me! I'll be absolutely thrilled about anything you can create about the characters I requested, and everything important is in the requests themselves, but if you'd like some additional info/ideas/thoughts, here's some of it:

General Preferences

Fic Likes & Dislikes )

I hope this is useful for telling you about the kinds of things I like to read. :)

And for completeness' sake, here are my requests, in no particular order:


Grimm - Juliette, Elizabeth, Henrietta, Kelly & Elizabeth )

Sherlock - Eurus Holmes )

CSI - Heather Kessler )

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Catherine Weaver, Catherine & Savannah, Catherine & Sarah Connor )

The Pretender - Miss Parker )

Highlander - Cassandra )

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland - Anastasia, Anastasia & Jabberwocky )

Once Upon a Time - Regina & Snow )

Hello again

May. 17th, 2017 06:44 pm
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I broke my special restricted low fodmap diet in a small way over the weekend with minimal consequences, and my boss continues to think I walk on water. Life is acceptable. If only I was writing.

Have some more NZ music for May. This is Shona Laing's 1987 song Highway Warriors. No Mad Max here, just 'an empty stretch where bone and flesh met the machine'.

uhhh, HappyTuesday?

May. 16th, 2017 11:56 am
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I had a reasonably fun weekend. I spent a lot of money on myself, anyway. I got my hair cut short for the summer. I was way overdue for a haircut, but I didn't want anybody touching my scalp until it was less sore. And I sprang for a few new clothes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion. Sprucing myself up for the hotter weather, I guess. There was an artists' open studios tour. I usually go on that every spring and buy some cards. The paintings are way out of my price range, but the cards are nice to share. Fortunately, the weather cleared up for Sunday, so it was nice walking around.
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For The New Indian Express, Vidya Vijay and Astha Narang noted Bengaluru is one of the many Indian cities riding the the Hallyu Wave. There are online communities promoting this culture -- hosting discussions on Korean pop music and dramas -- and people learning the language and greeting friends with a ‘Anyeounghoseyo’. There are meetups organised at Korean restaurants, groups that follow the fashion of Korean idols and readers who track fan fiction religiously.

For Publishers Weekly, Sue Corbett quoted St. Martin’s Press editor Sylvan Creekmore: Part of fandom and fan fiction and fan culture is taking something from a story that spoke to you and making it your own, and that’s incredibly potent in communities that feel underrepresented in popular culture.”

Batman, Star Wars, Check Please, Bros, One Direction )

The Washington Post’s Rachel Podnar asked Who’s here for Justin Trudeau/Emmanuel Macron fan fiction?

Author Adam Silvera told MTV’s Marisa Kanter I was writing Harry Potter fan fiction and Charmed fan fiction and Supernatural fan fiction as a kid. I mean, those were the stories that I was obsessed with.

For reasons I couldn’t be bothered to figure out, CNET’s Ben Fox Rubin wondered Can the US Army's sci-fi fan fic save us from a dark future?

Finally, for NewStatesman, Eleanor Margolis mused are we so hungry for lesbian visibility that we’re looking to K-pop fanfiction to tide us over until the new season of Orange Is the New Black is released?

Happy Friday!

May. 12th, 2017 04:50 pm
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Hope everyone has nice plans. And if you are a mother, hope your day is properly celebrated! If yours is still with you, be sure to celebrate her! This week went by really quickly. It was unusually cool and rainy here in DC. I kind of feel my get up and go has got up and went. My energy level isn't up to par. I'm hoping to make this weekend productive, at least. Whatever your plans, have an ab fab time!

It's music.

May. 12th, 2017 06:52 pm
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A song from 1983, when Mab was young, and big hair and baggy trou reined supreme. This is DDSmash's song Outlook for Thursday. (Yes, DD as in Dave Dobbyn; I am always predictable.)

I sometimes think this would make an excellent Pros song, because what else are you going do with the line "together by design, sunshine"?

I am feeling far less discombobulated than I was this time last week, which is nice, because I felt very discombobulated....
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