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Aug. 20th, 2017 08:19 pm
copracat: Karen Gillan as Jean Shrimpton knitting (Jean knitting)
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I may be a bit sweary behind the cut.

Teen Wolf 06x13 )

Just saying.

SSHG Giftfest

Aug. 18th, 2017 05:52 pm
kerravonsen: Snape, Hermione: "Believe" (Snape-Hermione)
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It has come around again.

2017 banner 1


I'm torn about whether I will sign up or not.

I made two works for the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_promptfest, and put them up on my Etsy store, thinking that at least somebody in the fest would give them a good home... and not a whisper. I think it was even more deeply discouraging because there were folks who commented on my fest entries (before the reveal) that they wanted them... but obviously didn't want them enough to buy them when I pointed out (after the reveal) that they could...

This is deeply frustrating, because I find it really fulfilling to make wearable art, but since I've run out of friends to give my SS/HG works to (they have said that they now have too much to wear...) then the only other way to give them a good home is to sell them; to sell them at a price that actually reflects what they are worth. But if nobody will buy them, then what is the point of making them, if they won't be worn by anybody?

(sigh)

Hence, I am torn.
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Not exhaustive, but it's been that kind of summer...

HBO’s upcoming Confederate generated some recent refs. For The New York Times, Roxane Gay wrote I Don’t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction. Emily Yahr wrote in The Washington Post that The backlash about the idea of “slavery fan fiction” was immediate, and many wondered what HBO was thinking — particularly because “Game of Thrones” has come under fire for its portrayals of race and violence. And, For Chicago Tribune, Nina Metz noted There are a number of reasons — thoughtful, well-researched reasons — why people are objecting to a premise that sounds like slavery fan fiction.

More Confederate-related refs )

In 'What would happen if Hamlet were a girl in the Internet age?' for The Washington Post, Celia Wren wrote that The Elsinore-prowling man in black becomes Elsie, an Internet-roaming teenage girl in black, in "To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fan¬fic," an ingenious, if sometimes strenuously jokey, new play by Alexandra Petri. (Petri is a writer for the paper who’s produced more than her share of fanfic fanfic refs over the years.)

In a New Yorker review of Ben Blatt’s Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing, Dan Piepenbring wrote American writers of Harry Potter fan fiction are actually more liable to use “brilliant” than their British counterparts, who employ the word with native agility.

1D, Star Wars, Dah Bears, Wattpad )

Cosmoploitan’s Lilian Min wrote that This Jeopardy Love Story Is The Stuff of Fan Fiction.

From Ashley Eady for The Wrap: Bruce Willis ‘Death Wish’ Trailer Blasted as ‘Alt-Right Fan Fiction’.

Finally, The Macalope produced Wishful thinking: Alexa fan fiction for Macworld.

My sinuses are trying to kill me

Aug. 8th, 2017 01:56 pm
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 Again, the murderous little devils. This time it's a cold, not allergies.

Crazy day at work today. We started 12 people yesterday and then 55 people today. Lots of paperwork. I spent the morning running around like a nutcase. Thank heavens for lunchtime. Afternoon was more paperwork. 

I had such a nice weekend. Jenn and I had a chance to catch up on Saturday night. It was a fun, fannish evening. I haven't had one of those in a while. And anybody who comes to visit DC -  you should definitely try Centrolina in City Center. Attentive service, great seafood, and desserts to die for.

I finished reading The Pigeon Tunnel by John LeCarre. I liked it. It's a very odd but interesting book of essays. The theme is loosely what inspired his various books. It helps if you are pretty knowledgeable about the Cold War. He did quite a lot of in-person research. I loved the information about meeting Arafat. There are also a couple of essays about his feckless father (an unsuccessful conman by his account).

I read a couple more Comissario Brunetti books by Donna Leon, filling in some earlier books in the series I hadn't read. The Golden Egg was about the death of a Venetian man with no official history. I did not see the ending coming, even with the clue in the title. I read Dirt, the second book in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods. I do much prefer Stone when he wasn't wealthy, before he solved problems by just throwing money at them.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

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