shyfoxling: interior of the 12th Doctor's TARDIS (doctor who (12's tardis))
( Apr. 15th, 2017 11:20 pm)
DW premiere: We're not crying, you're crying. That is all. (Ok, not all: PETERRRR NOOO DON'T LEEEAVVVEEEEEE---!)

Also, since Class wasn't shown on BBC America until now: what is the deal with the "prom"? I thought that was such a uniquely American thing that it featured on lists of "major ridiculous mistakes to avoid if you're an American trying to write in a British fandom, because no one else does this"? I feel like I must be picturing the wrong thing.
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( Apr. 10th, 2017 01:59 pm)
As you may have noticed if you're reading this on LJ, I've turned off commenting on the crossposts. I am waffling over whether to stop crossposting entirely (except for the occasional PSA). For the moment I am not in a rush to entirely delete my journal, because it occurred to me that 1. that breaks memories links and it always annoys me when that happens, and 2. there are still some fandom communities here I want to check on now and again that are members-locked; but no guarantees on what might happen in the future.

As I see people and communities make their own announcements about moving to Dreamwidth, I am gradually removing them from my reading filter on LJ and adding them on DW (not unfriending, just tweaking of reading lists).
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( Apr. 5th, 2017 03:12 pm)
Directory post linking LJ usernames with DW usernames - small at the moment, but might help you find someone or someone to find you, if you add yourself.
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( Apr. 4th, 2017 12:30 pm)
http://news.livejournal.com/151767.html
http://faerypotter.tumblr.com/post/159175931762/suricattus-suricattus-digitaldiscipline

Count me among those very troubled by LJ's new user agreement. It's not surprising that it happened, but... yeah. I was not thrilled with the situation since January but now I'm feeling a rather stronger urge to up stakes entirely. At the very least, in the short term I am seriously considering stopping crossposting or at least turning off commenting.
shyfoxling: (doctor who (ding when there's stuff))
( Mar. 7th, 2017 05:30 pm)
Did anyone else just get randomly friended by [insanejournal.com profile] squeaky on IJ? Like maybe he somehow friended all users, or something, 'cause I can't imagine why he'd friend me particularly.
shyfoxling: Frames of young Severus and professor Snape, text "all grown up" (severus gen (all grown up))
( Jan. 31st, 2017 12:32 pm)
[untitled] by [tumblr.com profile] deathdaydungeon
Pairing/Characters: Gen; Severus, Albus; flashback appearances from Tobias, Eileen, Lily, Marauders, and Lucius
Rating: PG to PG-13 I'd say
Words: 4827
Prompt: "Some headcanons or a story about how Lily ISN'T Snape's happy memory when he casts a patronus."
Warnings: Canon-like scenes of bullying; some strong language.
Quote:
It was impossible. Everything was tainted.

His happiest memories contained Lily, but the dementor seemed to be aware of this. It seemed to be revelling in his darker memories, gleefully drawing them to the surface and forcing Snape to re-live every second of his ex-best friend’s hatred, destroying the happy moments he was trying to focus on.
shyfoxling: Hermione handing a notebook to Professor Snape, text "is this fangirl drivel?" (severus gen (fangirl drivel))
( Jan. 30th, 2017 12:49 pm)
Awesome gen Severus art yesterday on [livejournal.com profile] snapecase over on LJ - How Can I Help You, Minerva?

And I've been meaning to rec this fic from a few weeks ago in Snapecase:

A Whiff of Cordite
Pairing/Characters: Snape family
Rating: PG-13
Words: 4131

Author's summary: A child never understands the entire story. Sometimes, neither does the man.
Author's warnings: Adult language, mild violence, implied domestic violence.

My comment: "Wow, amazing start to finish. I love all the Northern flavor. "

Quote:
"Oi, take a look at those jazzy keks…!" the ringleader mocked from atop a battered bicycle, his minions chuckling along with atavistic glee.

The typical Mancunian retort fell off his tongue before he could supress it. "Get off and milk it, ya pikey bastard." A quick flick of his fingers sent a mild hex spinning towards a low hanging gutter, the movement disguised as a two-fingered salute. With a dull crack the rusting metal broke free, liberally dousing the lads with filthy water.
There's a couple other odds and ends here, such as a Doctor Who wallpaper, but here's the three ficlets I received:

Forwards by [personal profile] marginaliana
Severus Snape, Tenth Doctor, 716 words, gen, G

Rules Are Made to Be Bent by [personal profile] angenoir
Severus/Regulus, 526 words, fluffy, G

Mud pies by [profile] redsnsnake05
Child Severus, Eileen, 355 words, gen, G
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( Jan. 10th, 2017 11:32 pm)
Everyone's probably heard by now about how the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming -- that is, that LJ physically moved servers to Russia as of about 2 weeks ago -- but if not, here's a few relevant links:

http://siderea.livejournal.com/1330197.html
http://siderea.livejournal.com/1330106.html
http://rahirah.livejournal.com/695706.html (with more links to further reading)

As for me, I imported both my journals to Dreamwidth and started crossposting from here to LJ somewhere pushing seven years ago, so no change for me there, although I will be chuffed if people currently reading me on LJ decide to start reading me on DW instead. I don't have any immediate plans to delete my LJ entirely, or delete all its posts ([personal profile] frameacloud says [livejournal.com profile] ljsec still works for doing that task in bulk), or even to stop crossposting or turn off commenting on LJ for right now.
shyfoxling: Young James and Sirius, text "That's right, Harry. Your dad was a dick" (annoyed (dad was a dick))
( Jan. 10th, 2017 03:21 pm)
Soo... petition to permanently delete "Serafina", "Selena", and "Serena" from the list of permitted names for OCs in fanfic?
shyfoxling: Things I am no longer allowed to do at Hogwarts, number 257: I will not teach Peeves to sing "Henry the 8th I am." (humor (peeves henry 8th))
( Jan. 5th, 2017 11:38 pm)
Spotted in a character tag on AO3: "Professor McGonagills"

>.> For that mermaid AU, I guess...
shyfoxling: Sirius and Harry looking at photo, text "Damn, this is some quality fanfic." (approve (quality fanfic))
( Jan. 4th, 2017 12:08 am)
SS/HG is not my ship, so I wasn't watching [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest that it was made for, and ran across this on AO3 instead. But. You guys. [livejournal.com profile] mywitch's Farmer Granger and the Most Glorious Cock (AO3 link) is a glorious thing. It's a Little Golden Book parody, so a quick read. The art style is just fabulous and cute, and the naughty writing is clever. NWS at the end; most of it is WS albeit packed with bawdy puns. Author's warning for "Out of control whimsy"!
shyfoxling: fox in a witch's hat and Ravenclaw colors scarf with a wand and shiny swirly bits (general (shyfoxling))
( Jan. 2nd, 2017 02:30 pm)
If anyone is looking for me on DW, I think this should be fairly obvious because of my crossposting footers (though this post is not a crosspost), but I'm [personal profile] shyfoxling over there as well.

ETA: If I have you in my circle on DW, I will usually be changing my filters so as to read you over there instead of here. (There are some exceptions where people get lots more/different comments on LJ.)
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( Dec. 29th, 2016 11:10 pm)
Hell Is
Fandom: Mystery Science Theater 3000
Pairing/Characters: Dr. Forrester, Joel, Dr. Erhardt, TV's Frank
Rating: Teen
Words: 5017

Author's summary: It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, and only a moment to wreck it. But Dr. Forrester may yet find interesting things in the rubble.

Quote:
“This invention,” she said, her gaze leveled directly at his furtive eyes. “It is yours?”

He could lie. And who could stop him? Joel? No one would believe the janitor's word over Forrester's. History hung within his reach. It was not meant for the likes of Joel.

“Oh, yes,” said Forrester. “Certainly.”


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Meet Again On Separate Paths
Fandom: The Neverending Story
Pairing/Characters: Atreyu/Empress, Bastian, Carl Coreander (the bookshop owner)
Rating: Teen
Words: 2789

Author's summary: Bastian wants to find a way back, but Fantasia isn't just going to wait.

Quote:
"Bastian." Mr. Coreander reaches out and rests a hand on Bastian's shoulder. "What have I told you? The doors to Fantasia can't be forced. Auryn will find you when the time is right."

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Two for Tea
Fandom: Questionable Content
Pairing/Characters: Faye/Bubbles, Momo, May, Marten, Claire, Pintsize, Dora, Tai, Hannelore
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 2166

Author's summary: Faye and Bubbles open a tea shop. Hilarity ensues.

Quote:
MOMO: I will attempt to use terms you understand. Faye and Bubbles protected you from Corpse Witch, saved you from the cops, and rescued you from an extremely dire situation involving three rogue AIs and an EMP. You owe them your ass. Now go inside and smell some tea.

MAY: Did you just say “ass”? For me?
MOMO, blushing furiously: You are an extremely bad influence!


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On This 'Ane Night
Fandom: Discworld
Pairing/Characters: Granny Aching, Granny Weatherwax
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 2319

Author's summary: Granny Weatherwax is blown off course and meets Granny Aching.

Quote:
Granny Aching strode back and sat herself down on her previous rock picking the conversation up, just where it had left off. “Not the moon, and you know well,that’s not what I meant Mistress Weatherwax. Nay, you’re an edge witch, the other edge.”

Granny nodded. “They call Nanny Ogg for the difficult births. I’m the one wakened for the difficult deaths.”


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Gytha and Esme's Ill-Advised Adventure
Fandom: Discworld
Pairing/Characters: Gytha Ogg, Esmerelda Weatherwax
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 3708

Author's summary: 80's movies don't happen in the Ramtops, but if they did they would probably look like this.

Quote:
"Esme Weatherwax! You were spyin?"

"I was in the area!" Esme protested. "It's not my fault my ears could hear!"

There was a certain hook to that that made Gytha pause, hands on her hips. "Esmerelda Weatherwax, you was borrowing? Whose ears heard that? An without that someone knowing! What if you got stuck?" Again, Gytha didn't add, because she valued their friendship and Esme did not like to be reminded about that week she spent as a rabbit.


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It's a Neighborly Day in This Beautywood
Fandom: "A House I Pass on the Way to Work Has This Sculpture in its Yard" (see also this version with some additional sections)
Pairing/Characters: Antler Guy, Steve, Sharon
Rating: Teen
Words: 2998

Author's summary: The Old One, The Sleeping Beast, Seeker of Blood and Devourer of Souls, Haunting Abomination of the Darkened Woods, woke to find his sacred grounds were no longer there. The new ways are more than a bit confusing, but there's no reason an ancient god can't adapt with the times.

Quote:
“Hello!” one of the humans said, thrusting an object into his hands. Sweat was beading on her temples as she looked up (and up and up—he really had overdone his height a touch) at him, but the only concession she made to her mounting fear was to take a step backwards. “I—that is, my husband and I—we saw you'd moved to the neighborhood.”

“Overnight,” the apparent husband added darkly. His voice was tight and choked.

“Right. And I know it's a bit early in the morning for lasagna, but I thought we'd bring some over and come say hello. Never too soon to meet your neighbors, right?”
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( Dec. 26th, 2016 06:58 pm)
Awww. I got all excited for a minute when I saw three anon fics in a row turn up in the AO3 Black Books feed, which is usually not a very active feed and said "Yuletide" to me, but seems like no one decided to take up the request for Takin' Over the Asylum. :-/
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