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Scanlations: Yasha ch. 55

Feb. 22nd, 2017 01:05 pm
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Title: Yasha
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Genre: Shoujo
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Molly
Status in Japan: 12 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sei lives a normal, quiet life on a small island in Okinawa until one day a strange man who seems to know his mother shows up and tries to kidnap him. After that, nothing is normal or quiet in this sci-fi thriller from the author of Banana Fish.

Chapter Summary: Sei and the Amamiyas arrive on Ogami, and the hunt for Dr. Smith's diary begins.



Chapter 55

Narnia fanfic

Feb. 22nd, 2017 12:26 pm
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For the Chocolate Box exchange, which focuses on romantic or friendship pairings, I wrote The Gift for [personal profile] aurilly's request for Emeth/Tirian from The Last Battle. If you don't remember him, Emeth was the honorable young Calormene officer, who made a disproportionate impression in a very brief appearance, at least on those of us who like noble warriors.

Nominations clarification

Feb. 22nd, 2017 09:54 pm
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Please read the nominations instructions.

As usual, if you spot tag duplications, typos, or anything in the wrong place, tell us. Nominations end on Friday. (Approximately 43 hours left.)

Tag rewording requests


Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worldbuilding: Kirk-era history (TNG) – as stated in the previous post, this is unclear. Do you want history education, conceptions of history, or what?

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types: Worldbuilding: Clone bar – please reword, I don't know what you're asking for.

The Chronicles of Riddick Series: Worldbuilding: Riddick keeps Jack with him after leaving the desert planet – this is more of an AU, which is unfortunately outside of the scope of our exchange.

Do these contain space?


Gargoyles (TV)
Transformers (Bay Movies)
ワンパンマン | One-Punch Man

Please read the instructions


Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) Jessika Pava
The Martian (2015) Beth Johanssen, Mark Wattney
...please read the nominations instructions
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OTW recruitment banner by Erin

The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and AO3 Tag Wranglers. Learn more and apply here: https://goo.gl/kagfCn
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Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Amethyst
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: sakimichan on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: This is a terrific portrait of Amethyst. It feels very lifelike thanks to the shading, which lends a three-dimensional effect, and the warm, direct facial expression.

Link: steven universe amethyst

Daily Happiness

Feb. 22nd, 2017 12:31 am
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1. We got pizza for dinner.

2. We've been doing a Gravity Falls rewatch and just finished season one today. Man, that's such a great show! I really wish it had been more than two seasons.

3. Look at this fierce baby!

Elsie Dinsmore

Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:09 pm
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To quote another critic, , ". . . in the Himalayas of junk turned out by writers of juvenile fiction the Elsie Books stand like Everest as the worst ever written by anybody, and that Elsie Dinsmore is without peer the Most Nauseating Heroine of all time."

Chocolate Box 2017

Feb. 22nd, 2017 05:50 pm
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Chocolate Box this year was the first fic exchange I have participated in forever. And it’s been the best experience so far (helped by the fact that I’m better at judging what fandoms to offer these days).

So I got two lovely gift fics, puppet girl, let me cut your strings for Danganronpa, and A Thousand Times Fairer for Magical Girl Raising Project (a canon I keep meaning to write up and never do). I felt very lucky ♥

I also wrote two stories!

Nanami 3.0 (1975 words) for [archiveofourown.org profile] NightsMistress
Fandom: Super Dangan Ronpa 2, Dangan Ronpa 3:The End of Kibougamine Gakuen
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Hinata Hajime/Nanami Chiaki
Summary: Hajime takes the remains of the robot with him after the destruction of the Future Foundation headquarters. (Danganronpa 3 fix-it fic.)

Love and Other Stories (944 words) for [archiveofourown.org profile] theoldgods
Fandom: The Handmaiden (2016)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Hideko/Sook-hee (The Handmaiden)
Summary: Hideko reads to Sook-hee. (Fluffy post-canon fic.)

Maeve by Schmoo15 (SFW)

Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:38 pm
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Fandom: Westworld
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Maeve
Content Notes/Warnings: none - shoulders upwards shown, even if we know she was naked in the show.
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Schmoo15 on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Maeve's one of my favourites among the androids, and this artwork of her with the bird in the 'repairs' part of the complex is delicate yet strong, really beautiful.
Link: Maeve

tea tastings: T2 Colada Paradiso

Feb. 22nd, 2017 10:14 am
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I have been gifted a set of samplers of T2 brand 'fruit infusions', and added them to the 'drink me' tray* on the kitchen counter. Which means tea tastings again.

Today's is 'Colada Paradiso' which has the description of 'Escape to a little Paradiso of your own with this Pina Colada tipple. Juicy apple, pineapple, and coconut combine for an easy breezy brew that's a taste of the tropics'. Ingredients are listed as Apple, pineapple (pineapple, sugar), rosehip shells, hibiscus, coconut flakes, coconut pieces, natural and artificial flavouring, orange peel, sunflower petals, chicory root

Recommended to be drunk cold, but I'm not doing that when the weather forecast is 12-26° and it hasn't quite made it over 20° yet.

It's okay. Bland, inoffensive fruit taste, but there is something in there that is giving off high fruit/flower scent that I'm finding a bit headache inducing. I've tried eating the bits, but there are just enough things that aren't tasty that I'm not actually going to do that again, which is a shame, because it is one of the things that I like about a fruit mix. I've added hot water to make a second cup, and I'm not getting quite the horrid soapy smell, but the flavour still isn't great. 

Also, doesn't quite make it as a pina colada flavour either - the orange peel and the apple are quite strong flavours, the pineapple is minimal, and the coconut is undetectable. 

* Tag ends of packets of tea bags, nearly empty jars/containers of leaf, things that have been in the drawer too long

This Week in Fandom, Volume 41

Feb. 21st, 2017 12:09 pm
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This Week in Fandom banner by Kat St Pete

This Week in Fandom: The money, feminism, and Mary Sues of fanfiction. Plus, IFD wrap-up and Survivor: https://goo.gl/1TROoW

Nominations clarification

Feb. 21st, 2017 04:26 pm
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Read the nominations instructions.

I've separated the noms questions into regular questions, and "please read the instructions" reminders.

Questions


Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worldbuilding: Kirk-era history (TNG)
This is a bit unclear; as-is, I'd read this as "what happened during TOS?" If you're looking for history education or public perceptions of or whatever, please reword.

Final Fantasy IV
Does this contain space? Google keeps giving me results on hard drive space, which is not what I meant.

Reminders


People nominating Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (1992 anime), and Transformers (Bay Movies): please note that we will only be matching on ONE tag. If you request multiple single characters, you will only guarantee a gift with one of those characters. If you want to request a gift that focuses on the interaction of two or more characters, please edit your nominations to be Relationship: A/B.

People nominating:
Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk, Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek - All Media Types), Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Spock (Star Trek)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) Jessika Pava
The Martian (2015) Mark Watney, Beth Johanssen
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Albel Nox, Cliff Fittir, Fayt Leingod
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Adiane (Gurren Lagann), Kamina (Gurren Lagann), Nia Teppelin, Simon (Gurren Lagann), Viral (Gurren Lagann), Yoko Littner
Warchild Series - Karin Lowachee Cairo Azarcon, Erret Dorr, Estienne (Warchild Series), Evan D'Silva, Jos Musey, Nikolas S'tlian, Yuri Kirov
Xenosaga Albedo (Xenosaga), Canaan (Xenosaga), chaos (Xenosaga), Gaignun Kukai, Jin Uzuki, Jr (Xenosaga), MOMO (Xenosaga), Ziggy (Xenosaga)
...please read the nominations instructions.

Wednesday...ish book meme

Feb. 21st, 2017 09:40 pm
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Finished reading:
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman. Queer woman goes home to her Orthodox Jewish community after her Rabbi father dies. I nearly bailed, hard, at the 50% mark, actually; I couldn't see how it was going to end happily for any of the main characters, and for a bit there it looked like it was heading down the "town gossips get the facts/rumours entirely wrong" squicky trope. But it was short, and I had an externally imposed deadline of the library loan period, and that was enough to keep me going, and I'm so glad I did.

Somewhere in there it all smoothed out into being okay, and if not happy as such, then definitely characters being content with their (actively reaffirmed) life choices. And the ending was pointing towards new directions and people making changes -- not dramatic overthrowing regime changes, but the first steps in generational changes that means so much. Um, that was all very vague, but I ended up really really liking this one. It was all that plus a fascinating insight into a religion I know almost nothing about, too. I'd tentatively call it the Oranges are not the only fruit for Orthodox Jews, but it's been so long since I read said that I don't know how accurate that actually is. Would rec.

Currently reading:
God's war by Kameron Hurley. That was the best opening page EVER. Like, hello yes I am here for your body-brutal sci-fi pronoun-game scene setting, holy shit sign me up. There are so many brilliant deft little world building touches.

I'm currently in the throes of much deeper political/cultural scene-setting/exposition at page 100ish tho, so it's slightly a slog, but I'm expecting it to pick back up and also flag the important things as reminders later on.

Up next: God. No idea.

Pushing too hard

Feb. 21st, 2017 06:53 pm
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Sadly, I think that I've been pushing things too hard over the last two weeks, so I'm feeling a bit meh. I made the considered decision to not go back to the adult synchro training nights (I did go to a second one, just to confirm that it was more than I'm willing to deal with), so that is one thing that I can let go. I've moved through the week skating in to the afternoons, rather than the mornings, so that I can have mornings at home (except today, wherein I went in to the old office). But I'm struggling to work out what to modify in order to feel 'better'. 

It isn't that I feel particularly dreadful, although I'm very glad that I don't have to drive any more this evening (getting a little too fatigued for safe driving). But I ache (not helped by the cold that I keep being exposed to), and I'm just a bit off colour. Tomorrow, I have to take youngest to choir again, but then I'm going to come home, and not deal with anything until eldest and I go swimming after lunch. I hope. 

Part of it is is that I'm not achieving any of the things that I desperately want to get done, although I have progressed a few. The 'pick five things' hasn't gone well (in week 2 I completed one [grevillea], half of one [read two books], and barely touched the rest). This is making things really hard to deal with. Which makes me wonder how it is that I can motivate myself, or how I can pick something that is the right size goal, so that I don't feel like I'm not getting anywhere. 

Maybe tomorrow I'll set myself three small (10-30 minute) tasks, and then see if I can be accountable on them. 

Daily Happiness

Feb. 21st, 2017 12:48 am
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1. Carla made chicken adobo for dinner tonight and it was so delicious.

2. We went to the store this afternoon and went over to See's Candy while we were there. I had a gift card left from Christmas but I had no idea how much money was left on it, so I just got what I wanted and it turned out to be almost exactly the right amount!

3. It was rainy today, but only sprinkling when we went out. It looks like we're supposed to have a few clear days before more rain this weekend, which is also nice (both the clear days and more rain).

4. Chloe and Jasper are just too cute when they sleep together. I really hope to eventually see him and Molly cuddled up like this, too.

I'm HOME finally

Feb. 20th, 2017 05:18 pm
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Longest two week trip evar! I don't know, the first week went pretty quickly because it was jammed packed for the First Work Thing and then because the dates changed for the Second Work Thing from Monday to Friday during the second week, I spent three days kind of hanging around and half-heartedly working in my hotel room which made everything seem like it took forever. Also, two weeks is kind of a long time. I feel like I've gone into a time machine, because now I'm back in my real life and February is almost over.

So. Work Trip accomplished. Also made me feel better about my capabilities at my job, so that was good from a morale point of view. Also, both my Lord of the Rings and Stargate SG-1 fannish hearts have been fulfilled. Since it's work related I won't share photos here, but oh man my day off in Middle Earth was awesome! And my work day in the multiverse was pretty fun too.

Anyway.

I've now read a metric shit-ton of Yuri on Ice fanfic. Even the WIPs, and I have so many subscriptions now it's ridiculous. I will be posting more recs here over the next week or so, but if you want to dive in you can check out my bookmarks on AO3.

I also finished The Raven Cycle, Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King on my trip and liked them both quite a lot. I may write up thoughts and things later but not right now.

I need to get cracking on writing for this month. I've got a couple short in progress things to buckle down on and finish and a couple new ideas, plus the long wips of my own to hammer out, and getting myself to do the actual writing is the hard part.

I've got The 100 episodes to catch up on too, and podcast posts to make, and I've been craving Dragon Age time too. Also laundry, so much laundry that I should really start cycling through right after I post this.

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