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Thank you very much for writing a story for me!

I am:
into: Worldbuilding, settings, adventures, neat ideas, engagement with canon, complication of canon (including making antagonists sympathetic).
not-so-into: non-canon character death, noncon or dubcon, underage, incest

  1. A Visit to William Blake's Inn - Nancy Willard

    This book is so beautiful and I love the feel of it. It's neat to have a story that's a bit related to Blake's worldview.
    Extremely optional prompt #1: Do these characters stay in touch with each other throughout their lives?
    Extremely optional prompt #2: How did these characters find themselves going to William Blake's Inn?

  2. Celestial Matters - Richard Garfinkle

    This is a world that's fascinatingly similar and different to ours. There's a lot going on, and it's brain-expanding to think about.
    Extremely optional prompt #1: What's this world like in other places and/or times?
    Extremely optional prompt #2: How did this world change after the events of the book?

  3. Fox Steals Cell Phone and Sends Text Message (November 2012 News Story)

    I love the idea that we have this text that originated in some way from a non-human sender. It's very tempting to try to get some meaning out of it.
    Extremely optional prompt #1: What was this event like from the fox's point of view?
    Extremely optional prompt #2: Does the text have some sort of meaning?

  4. Revolution 9

    This is the crazy one, but if you signed up for it, I believe you can do it. Any sort of narrative made out of the content of this song would just be awesome.

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[ profile] moriwen1 wrote me an amazing story for The Exchange at Fic Corner. If you are a fan of the Iliad or of Fox in Socks (and odds are good that you are) you want to read it. It's a tale of the epic war of the Tweetle Beetles, pulling in theology and myth from elsewhere in Fox in Socks.

The Lay of Tweetle (4880 words) by Moriwen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fox in Socks - Dr. Seuss
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Original Female Character/Original Male Character
Characters: Original Characters, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s), Original Non-Human Character(s), Original Character, Luke Luck, Luke's Duck, Goo Goose
Additional Tags: Canon-Typical Violence, Non-Graphic Violence, War, Blood, Blood and Gore, Slavery, Non-Sexual Slavery, Silly, Epic Battles, Religion, Religious Imagery & Symbolism, Fictional Religion & Theology, Tongue Twisters, Classical References, Literary References & Allusions
Summary: For generations the Tweetle Beetles have battled over the rivers of goo. At last, a young beetle sets out to bring luck to his people and an end to the war. But he’ll need help from the least likely of allies...
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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" as performed by various divas. Make sure to leave on the captions for a cheat sheet of the divas.
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I have a post today on Safari Books Online's tech blog about a PostScript injection attack I wrote for the Mystery Hunt:
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I wrote two stories for Yuletide this year:

Talking to Strangers (The Master and Margarita) )

Omne pro Nomine Magno (The Aeneid) )


Dec. 27th, 2012 02:16 pm
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I received two excellent Yuletide presents.

About the Twitter robot romance "Love Doesn't Have Restrictions" I will just repeat what I said on Twitter:

If you ship @pentametron / @Stupidcounter, read my wonderful #yuletide present . If not, read it anyway and you will.

About "Inverter" I will say more: I wasn't the nominator for Chrononauts, but it seemed like a neat idea, so I requested it. I wasn't expecting an excellent six-thousand-word love story that's revealed from two different directions, with a structure that reminded me of Delany. It's a story that would be hard to write for any other fandom. If you like time travel stories, you should check it out.

Thank you to both of my Yuletide gifters!

So pretty

Sep. 7th, 2012 06:07 am
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If I had a few million dollars I would totally buy this for [personal profile] colorwheel .
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Do any of you want my 1964-era GE Trimline Stereo 400 record player? Includes automatic changer, but needs (probably minor) repairs. I'd rather give it to a friend than sell it to a store.
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Hey you people what read my journal:
If you have ever seen the movie "Yellow Submarine" then you need to go read the story I received for Yuletide, "(How Does It Feel To Be) One of the Beautiful People" at right now. It's a glimpse into the early history of Pepperland, including the motivations of the founders and the first defense against the Meanies. And it's also a sweet look at a character who both is and isn't an original character. So go read it!
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I am likely to be away from the Internet tomorrow. If so, I will be back on sometime on Monday.
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Thank you very much for writing a story for me!

General intos and not-so-intos )

Yellow Submarine )

Celestial Matters )

Teen Girl Squad )

Revolution 9 )
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Thanks, person who

requests "Any", but then uses the optional details to specify characters in a limiting way, or to ask for characters that weren't nominated

for making life significantly more difficult for people who don't abuse the system and like more abstract fandoms and/or legitimately aren't picky.
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Non mala munera sunt, quae misit Munera Mali.

(They are not bad gifts, which Jobs of Apple gave.)


Sep. 6th, 2011 09:13 am
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I once had a fellow at the BNA baggage check offer to fight me for my hat. The escalator at Alewife this morning was less polite about it, but I was victorious and remain in possession.
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If you're on LJ, you just saw my post
from yesterday. The shopping that we did
was Saturday and Friday's task.
         That's that.
On Sunday we went uptown. We had thought
that we would hit museums, plural. But
we walked from our hotel on 29th
on up to MoMA (5th and 54th)
and after MoMA we were pretty tired.
(And MoMA's awesome. Lots of neat, neat stuff.)
So we had lunch and went to Central Park.
We hung out for a bit in Central Park,
then took the subway back to our hotel.
We rested, then went down to Union Square
to see a movie (Hanna) and then dined
on sushi. Then we took a cab back here.

Today we have a bus back home at 6.
We have a lunch date, but no other plans;
I'll fill you in tomorrow. See you then!
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I'm writing from Manhattan, NYC,
where [profile] lumpybeast and I are spending time
to start her April break. I'm taking Monday off,
and took off half of Friday, so a bit
of time. So far, we've mostly shopped (as well
as eating: everything we've had was great).
On Friday, it was books: we hit the Strand
where she bought YA books and I acquired
a couple Latin books. Then yesterday
we went to Brooklyn, going to Re/Dress,
an awesome plus-size vintage clothing store.
While we were checking out, the cashier said
that down the street we'd find LeeLee's Valise,
a nice boutique for plus-sized girls, so off
we went (with stop for lunch, which was
crab hash and salmon Benedict (!)) to there,
where Lumpybeast had very happy times
and bought a couple dresses. I went to
a nearby bookstore and picked up a book.
Then back onto the subway to the stores
of Herald Square. We shopped a little more
and went through Macy's, then to base.
Last night it started raining very hard
so we ran out for take-out sandwiches
and had a picnic on our king-size bed.

Today we do museums. Off we go.
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Pizza Days (our local late-night pizza chain) just sent me the following email coupon:




Unfortunately, I don't expect to order pizza at 1 am anytime this year. But the coupon's undated, so maybe I can get socks in January. Because hey, free socks.
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I have had multiple people express some confusion over this "Yuletide" thing I'm doing, and while there are FAQs at the Yuletide site, they're more focused on participants. So here's a quick info dump for bystanders.

(Those who know more about Yuletide than me, please let me know if I've said something inaccurate or misleading.)
More info )

tl,dr: Yuletide is for odd fanfic; please don't talk about what people may be writing until New Year's Day.

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