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([personal profile] trobadora posting in [community profile] public_call Oct. 17th, 2017 10:58 pm)
Time's almost up - only one day left now to sign up for this year's [community profile] public_call exchange! Sign-ups will close in almost exactly 23 hours. So if you haven't yet - it's now or never!

For those who have already signed up: if you still have placeholder text in your sign-up, or if there were changes or additions you intended to make - time to take care of that now. :)

Sign-ups are still open until 8pm GMT on Wednesday, 18th October. (When is that in my time zone?)

Come join us and sign up here!

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([personal profile] lost_spook Oct. 17th, 2017 09:35 pm)
Randomly memed from [livejournal.com profile] dimity_blue:

Choose five series fandoms (no peeking before you choose them), list them, and then answer the questions behind the cut.

1. Once Upon a Time
2. Blake's 7
3. Doctor Who
4. Dracula (1968)*
5. Sapphire & Steel

Cut for questions and answers )


* Yes, I did fail to read the instructions when I made the list. *handwaves*
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([personal profile] lost_spook Oct. 17th, 2017 01:40 pm)
Title: Fatal Error
Author: [personal profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 693
Characters/Pairings: Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: Letting the strangers go had clearly been a mistake…

For [personal profile] persiflage_1 in the 500 Prompts Meme: 12. Why didn't we detain them? - Twelve & Clara Oswald (DW)

Here @ AO3 | Also @ the Teaspoon
Hello, sweet swappers! As promised, SWAPS ARE HERE. SWAPS ARE SWAPPENING.

If you are new to swaps, or to Yuletide, and curious about what the heck I'm talking about, our brand-new 2017 FAQ is here! If you are old to swaps, read on!

2017 SCHEDULE! REMINDERS! SIGN-UPS! )

Questions? Comments? First check out the FAQ, and then, if that doesn’t sort you, feel free to comment either here or there, or email us at yuleswaps at gmail!

<3 K
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([personal profile] nwhiker Oct. 16th, 2017 09:53 pm)
So, introductions are going... mixed. BamBam appears to be terrified of the two little kitten, and meows and hisses at them. They ignore him.

Mostly.

Twisp is a big kitten. He hoovers down food and is growing like a weed. He was very nice at the vet, and let them take blood without complaining. Well, much.

Auri is a teeny little thing. We have to hand feed her at times, because she is a slow, social eater. At the vet, she was fierce, and they had to burrito her in the backroom to get blood out of her.

And she... OMG. She runs up to BamBam. And stares him down. She's barely bigger than this Auri loaflet photo I took last week, and BamBam is a big cat. And he's walking away from this teeny time little ball of fluff. Who is just sitting there. Staring at him.

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Hello, beloved swappers! Don’t worry, swaps IS happening, as always! Sign-ups post will go up, ummmm, soon. I meant to kick us off around the beginning of the month, but #life #got overwhelmed by the idea of needing to rewrite this FAQ, tbh. Sorry!

This year! We have moved to Dreamwidth, because Yuletide has moved to Dreamwidth, and because it seems like most of our constituency has done the same. We will probably continue to crosspost to the Yuletide LJ community in some capacity, linking back to DW posts and providing a forum for LJ-only swappers to continue to ask questions and make contact when their yahoo emails inevitably fail. ;)

Tags will remain the same: “omnomnom” for candyswap, “who likes books” for bookswap, and “nice cuppa” for drinkswap (er, just as soon as I'm able to request their creation on DW). As on LJ, we strongly encourage swappers to track tags for the swaps they are interested in.

(Go to your DW Account Settings >> Notifications afterward, to make sure all the tags you wanted definitely took!)

And now…onward!

FAQ! )

But seriously, when are sign-ups going to be open for Yuleswaps 2017?

Soon, I swear. Tonight, I hope, but realistically, might be more like tomorrow or Tuesday. I will get it together. I promise. Swaps will happen.

Happy swapping, swappers!!!!

Kat (and sleeps, in spirit)
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([personal profile] nwhiker Oct. 15th, 2017 12:25 pm)
Today was (teeny tiny) Linnea's first regatta... when, skirmish, since it was just two teams. Rowing hasn't been going well for her... she tried it out this summer, and loved it, especially how quickly it got her stronger. Since she can't row with Perry's school team, we signed her up at the local rowing club. First few days went well... and then the deadline for pulling kids out for a full refund came... and all of a sudden, we found out we'd paid loads of money for our kid to row in-a-boat-on-the-water once a week, all her other workouts were land workouts. They can only have 45 girls in boats at a time, and while the additional 3 girls should be rotated in and out, Linnea was out, 3 days out of 4 (they're all on land once a week) over the past three weeks, leading to discouragement, lots of tears (at home), and misery. It was pretty clear to us that they wanted her to quit, and all she was getting from the coach was public shaming (*), which really, not ok.

However, she did make it into the girls who got boats today, not quite sure how. I expect, maybe, because she showed up on the two days this week when it was POURING. She was in the boat both those days, and so freaking THRILLED.

Friday she came out, and would have bounced out of the car and down the road without the seatbelt, she was so ecstatic, because she'd found out that she was racing today. We truly hadn't expected her to, and had been preparing her for the disappointment.

She was in their "D" boat, and yes, they came in dead last, but she was so happy to have gotten out and raced. It's a chilly and sunny fall day, and she had a fabulous time.

Us, well... Nobody paid attention to the time she needed to be there and we listened to her. Which is why we got there.... half hour early. And then there was an hour + delay because of the amount of fog on the lake.

It was good. I hope she continues to row, at least for a while. She truly loves it, and she's getting so much stronger.

And, as a shout out to my other two. Despite things taking A LOT longer than expected (they were supposed to be done by 10am, we didn't get Linnea until about 11:30), and it being chilly this morning, neither complained one bit.

(*) Singling out the girls who come in last on their warmup run, in a nasty way. It drives Linnea even more nuts because it's hard for her, she's much shorter than the next shortest girl, so already has to run faster, AND a few of the other slower girls have taken to waiting about 2/3 of the way into the run for Linnea and the other very slow girl to get back, and then run ahead to "beat" them.
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([personal profile] trobadora posting in [community profile] public_call Oct. 15th, 2017 07:17 pm)
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([personal profile] lost_spook Oct. 15th, 2017 05:35 pm)
This has taken me so long to do, I feel almost embarrassed to post it, because unlike some of the more detailed ones I've done, this one was straight-forward, but it was lingering just because I couldn't work out who to cast as one character. (I'm still not sure who it was I must have had in mind, but I found a suitable stand-in. After, er, nearly all year...)


From the [community profile] isurrendered meme, [personal profile] john_amend_all gave me this prompt. If I had remembered that he threatened to do this several years ago, I would have tried to ward it off, but I didn't, so here we are:

One of those obscure centuries-old cults has a ritual: Once every hundred years, on the night of the winter solstice, the chosen one must stand at a particular place (where ley lines converge) and will become an inspired bard and prophet.

... Except that since the last ritual, an office block has been built on the site, and the mystic powers end up being bestowed on the coffee machine. Hilarity, as they say, ensues.



Which is coming to an LJ near you some time soon as:

Coffee and Curses )
Challenge 713: Snape's Library - Enchanted Encounters

This series of magical romances by Fifi LaFolle could be pleasant leisure reading for anyone but Severus, I suspect. Or am I wrong? Maybe Severus secretly enjoys romances. However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and Enchanted Encounters.

(Remember: drabble posts now appear on livejournal and insanejournal and dreamwidth.)
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([personal profile] alisanne posting in [community profile] snape100 Oct. 14th, 2017 07:12 pm)
Title: Broken Balls
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt.
Word Count: 100 x 9
Rating: R
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snape100's prompt # 712: Snape's Library - Broken Balls: When Fortunes Turn Foul.
This is part Twenty-Four of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Broken Balls on LJ/IJ/DW.
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([personal profile] lost_spook Oct. 13th, 2017 09:25 pm)
1. The world out there seems set to get worse and worse in every way at the moment. I feel bad that I have nothing to offer, but frivolous fannish things, but so it is.


2. I have my Yuletide assignment, but obv. can't talk about it. I have mixed feelings about whether I can do it proper justice, but it is a fandom I love and wanted to get, and hopefully I'll manage something decent in the end.


3. In the department of inevitable irony or something, the GRO have resumed their test pilot of offering PDFs for (some) historical certificates online for £6 instead of £9.20. I had been saving birthday money for this moment since May in case it ever came. Guess who finally gave up on that ever being a thing and spent the last of the money on Sunday? Yes, me. (The wretches! The rotters!) Anyway, for those also into UK family history, it's running for three months or so this time, so don't miss out.


4. I wrote a frivolous thing for no reason at all for the first time in forever. It was, of course, still stupidly obscure. Whoever it was - at least two people, I think, or maybe three - recommended me the Daisy Dalrymple books for light mystery reading, I blame you. All/both of you. Ficlet of pure froth: Foiled (G, 490 words, Alec/Daisy.)
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([personal profile] vaysh11 posting in [community profile] daily_snitch Oct. 13th, 2017 09:56 pm)
Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts actors speak out on Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse case.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) writes letter to his younger self about racism and being multiracial.
• Mugglenet Giveaway: Win Tickets to the 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' Concert.
• Harry Potter Soundtracks soon to be released on vinyl.
• Weekly Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Cast Roundup.
• Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition: British Library released sneak preview trailer.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Fantastic Beasts audiobook and HP ebook are nominated for the FutureBook Awards.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
• John Tiffany (director) to speak at Art School event on October 26 in London.
• Rakie Ayola (Hermione) and Samuel Blenkin (Scorpius) are nominated for the 2017 Broadway World UK Awards. You can vote for them here

Communities:
[livejournal.com profile] hp_creatures announced that the Creatures Halloween Fest 2017 starts this Sunday, October 15.
[livejournal.com profile] hp_halloween posted that Assignments for this year's Halloween Drabble Extravaganza have been sent out.
[livejournal.com profile] one_bad_man posted the weekly Sign-ups for recs next week.
• The Harry Potter Comment-a-Thon Scavenger Hunt started October 8 and continues until October 21.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[livejournal.com profile] hd_familyfest posted the Anonymous Masterlist.

Editor's Choice Rec:
Wotcher, Frenchie by [livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious (Fleur/Tonks; G, art)

Fandom Recs:
• @tdcatsblog recced a Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (PG-13).
[livejournal.com profile] reynardo recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape craft work (G).
[livejournal.com profile] smirkingcat recced a Draco Malfoy/SeverusSnape fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] lijahlover recced a Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] lijahlover recced another Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced Lavender Brown/Parvati Patil art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Daphne Greengrass/Pansy Parkinson fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced Ginny Weasley/Luna Lovegood art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced Lavender Brown/Parvati Patil art (NC-17).

Resources:
[profile] vaysh posted Harry/Draco Fests in 2017 (fourth quarter repost).

Archive News:
• OTW Membership Drive, October 12-18. Donate here to keep AO3 up and running.

Discussions:
• Victor wrote Will Fawkes Appear in Fantastic Beasts 2. (MuggleNet)
[personal profile] author_by_night re-watches and discusses HP and the Philosopher's Stone and HP and the Chamber of Secrets.

Essay/Meta:
Quantum Harry, the PodcastEpisode 7: Fountain of Youth (YouTube)
• Friday the 13th: Superstitions in the Wizarding World.

Nifty:
• Waspish Lucius Malfoy discovered in New Zealand.

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
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A fandom fundraiser for Puerto Rico after the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Maria. All kinds of fanworks from fics, art, podfics to tutorials and beta services can be offered for this fandom auction. No crafts or any gifts that need shipping. All proceeds raised go to ConPRMetidos. More information can be found here. Sign-ups end this Sunday, October 15. The auction opens October 17.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

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([personal profile] unearthlymarmot Oct. 13th, 2017 08:45 am)
I think the reason Black/White is my favorite generation -- beyond the fact that I really do thing they're good games, and also my favorite pokemon is Scraggy -- is that it was the first generation where I was keeping up with the online news and leaks from Japan.

We were all so hyped up with every piece of news! There's a lot good memories there, and with BW2 as well. I was SO excited when we found out Iris became champion.

Amusingly, I hated Oshawott and Scraggy when I first saw them. Now they're two of my absolute favorites.
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([personal profile] prosodiical posting in [community profile] yuletide Oct. 13th, 2017 02:48 pm)
I'm posting this since the usual people haven't! This is copy-pasted from the excellent posts last year and the year before (2016, 2015). Any new errors are mine.

[dreamwidth.org profile] raininshadows has also made a spreadsheet of requests!

Are you interested in text adventures, CYOA, twine games or other sorts of interactive fiction? Do you want to let your writer know you'd be happy to receive something along those lines? Are you looking for someone to write IF for? This post is for you.

What is IF? )
Writing IF for Yuletide )
Requesting IF for Yuletide )
Some IF Tools )
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([personal profile] unearthlymarmot Oct. 12th, 2017 11:36 am)
I was eager to get to this era of Who, so I went ahead and skipped to Adric's first appearance in the Full Circle serial.

Adric is great so far! He clearly has moments of annoying other characters, but in some ways, he strikes me as a better and more cranky Wesley Crusher, in that he's youngish but talented, but the writers aren't testing your patience like they do with Wesley. I actually love Wesley Crusher, but there are points that I get annoyed with him, because the writers are telling you he's so special all the time without always backing it up ... (And, as a Native person, I hate that they brought in Native stuff just to bolster Wesley's status as a special white kid.)  But Adric in Full Circle is presented more matter-of-factly, I think. I like him! And I like that he cared about Romana's well-being.

A lot of people seem to dislike him though, so I imagine he gets worse than he is here in this first serial?

The plot was fairly enjoyable, although I hated that spiders had to be involved. I know the spiders here look pretty cheesy, but it was still enough to make my skin crawl! I. hate. spiders.

As always, I have a huge crush on any version of Romana. Lalla Ward is so beautiful!
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([personal profile] lost_spook Oct. 12th, 2017 06:04 pm)
I've been trying to finish off a few [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales things, including another AU. This one was also written for [community profile] genprompt_bingo square "Happy Endings" and [community profile] hc_bingo square "grief" and is a modern coffee shop AU. I am so proud of myself, even if maybe the coffee shop is probably too incidental. But a while ago, [livejournal.com profile] oonaseckar said to me that it would probably be impossible to do a modern Edward/Julia AU and, of course, if someone says that it's impossible to write something, obviously I have to write it. (I wrote Six/Rose and Steed/Baldrick once for the same reason. Edward and Julia managing excuses to have a fake relationship and then be awkward about it in the 21st C was no problem at all.)

But I crossposted it to AO3, as I think it's a fun/sweet enough standalone piece; also it's for two other comms, and also because LJ's word limit forced me into posting it in two parts over at RaTs, which annoyed me, because clearly it isn't a work that's meant to be in two parts. I hoped I'd done enough amputation, but apparently not. (Dammit, LJ.)

Substitute (13480 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Original Female Character/Original Male Character
Characters: Julia Graves (OC), Edward Iveson (OC)
Additional Tags: Community: hc_bingo, Alternate Universe - Coffee Shops & Cafés, Romance, Grief/Mourning, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Brief mention of car accident, Community: runaway_tales, Fluff, Humor, Angst
Summary: Julia Graves has perfectly reasonable motives for fake-dating a customer – it’s all about interior decorating, honestly…
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([personal profile] unearthlymarmot Oct. 12th, 2017 07:15 am)
I've been having trouble working up the motivation to continue my classic Who watch through. It's not that the First Doctor stuff is bad, I just get excited to get to Romana and Nyssa and Tegan and Ace!! Maybe I should skip ahead and come back later? I'm sure there's a lot of great stuff with the earlier companions too, but it might be easier to get the motivation going if I watch what I'm most excited for first. That way I'm not constantly thinking about how long it'll take to get there, ha.

I've also been watching an anime called Saiunkoku Monogatari, which is really good! It's a historical fantasy type series with a great female main character who always dreamed of becoming a court official in order to serve the people. I wish it was more popular, but it's from 2006-ish, so the fandom is pretty dead. Once I finish maybe I'll take matters into my own hands and write Sho Yosei/Sa Enjun myself.
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([personal profile] morbane posting in [community profile] yuletide Oct. 11th, 2017 09:47 am)
Assignments are out! How do you feel**? Horrified, delighted, confused, cautiously optimistic?

*Bears: shorthand for panic, apathy, writer's block, anything that keeps you from writing. When the deadline approaches, the bears have been known to eat your toes.

**Please keep details very vague to prevent giving away your assignment.
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([personal profile] fgemods posting in [community profile] yuletide Oct. 10th, 2017 09:24 pm)
[community profile] fandomgrowthexchange currently has two pinch hits!

The minimum for fic is 2,000 words. The minimum for art is lineart with basic colors/tones as well as background OR two lineart drawings. The deadline is October 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC.

To claim, please comment to this Dreamwidth post with your AO3 username and the pinch hit you'd like to claim.


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([personal profile] morbane posting in [community profile] yuletide_admin Oct. 11th, 2017 12:44 am)

Assignments Out


Yuletide 2017 assignments have been sent. You can find your assignment by:



My Sign-up
My Assignment
Sign-up Summary
Requests Summary

  • checking your email, if you have collection-related emails from the Archive of Our Own enabled in your Preferences.



Stay Chill, Stay Silent


This is a secret exchange. Don’t announce what your assignment is. Don’t reveal to your recipient who you are or what you plan to write for them. In fact, please don’t contact them at all. You can send questions through the mods at yuletideadmin@gmail.com (but please read further in this post before you send any questions).


I have questions!!


Naturally! Right now there are three kinds of questions: questions that we would like you to send right away; questions that we ask you to hold off sending until October 15th; and questions we can’t help with at all.

Questions to send immediately
  • My assignment doesn’t have the fandoms and characters I offered - what’s wrong? - We haven’t heard this one for a while, but if that does happen to you, please email us.

  • I don’t have an assignment! Where is it? - Please check that you signed up… But yes, please do let us know.


Questions to hold off sending until October 15
  • Could you please ask my recipient to unlock/complete their letter? - Please give them, and us, a few more days.

  • I don’t understand my recipient’s prompts. Could you ask them…? - Again, please give us a few days. If your question is very general - for example, they include a term you don’t recognize - you may be able to sign in to IRC or Discord and ask other participants! Please be careful not to give away what fandom you’re writing, and for whom.

  • How exactly do I fulfil my assignment? Do I have to… - Again, please give us a few days, see above question, and see the FAQ.


Questions not to ask us
  • My assignment is terrible. Can I change it? - No. If you have an assignment that matches what you offered, please either work to fulfil it, or default.


The FAQ may answer some of your questions.

Asking for more details through the mods )


Your assignment is due at 9am UTC on 18 December. In your timezone, that will not be the end of 18 December. It may be early. It may even still be the 17th.

Please click here to see what time the deadline is in your time zone.


(If you happen to be wondering, later, “when’s the deadline again?” you can check your assignment email, or look on the 2017 Yuletide collection - either at the top, or in the Schedule.)


And last and most important, have fun!
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([personal profile] karanguni posting in [community profile] yuletide Oct. 9th, 2017 04:21 pm)
Hello, Yuletide!

I'm de-anoning as the coder behind the letters app here so that people can easily post corrections and ask for updates in the lull between now and Madness.

Of course, the original Dear Yuletide Writer and spreadsheet post is where you should start if you want to get your letter listed; the app will be updated per that post, including all corrections.

App-specific fixes: please comment on the corrections comment on this post if you see any fixes (tagset, letter links, bugs) that need to be made.

Madness & more: In the hope of making this useful for Madness (and the future?), I've put the code and a roadmap of features that will be added here on Github. Everyone is welcome to comment on what should be added next.

More details )
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([personal profile] nwhiker Oct. 9th, 2017 03:21 pm)
Yes, another boring menus post... but it really helps me, when I lack inspiration to check out my "menus" tag and see what dishes we might have liked that have fallen out of rotation etc.

So. I'm finally making the matar paneer I was supposed to make a few weeks back. It's fine, nothing was fresh for it, so it kept on getting pushed back in favour of a quick fast meal when time was tight.

Monday: matar paneer with naan


Tuesday: jerk chicken, roasted yam purée, sautéed spinach


Wednesday: leftovers


Thursday: taco salad


Friday: pork roast (*), rice, green beans


Saturday: baked potatoes, broccoli cheese, sautéed mushrooms


Sunday: polenta with spinach and a fried egg.

(*) Trader Joe's has a pre-brined pork roast that is supposed to be pretty good. I figured I'd try it!
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([personal profile] unearthlymarmot Oct. 9th, 2017 03:15 pm)
I've been holding off on physical transition partly because I'm just so deeply terrified of coming out to my dad, and also partly because we're supposed to be moving and it doesn't seen like a great time to start something.

But on the other hand, my dad can't even decide where he wants to live, so who knows if the move will even ever get around to happening. I'm also thinking I might just choose to stay here anyway.

There are probably always going to be reasons I can come up with not to do it, but the truth is that I'm miserable not having hormones. Not having top surgery. Not having the body I want. I can't just keep putting it off. I can't keep sulking about it. I need to do something!

So I went ahead an arranged for my doctor to give me a referral to a trans clinic. Hopefully things go okay from there.
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([personal profile] navaan posting in [community profile] doctorwho Oct. 9th, 2017 09:30 pm)


[community profile] public_call is a secret santa fic exchange for Doctor Who and its various related fandoms, run through LJ/DW and AO3.

Sign-ups are now open! Come and join the fun! Sign-ups will remain open until 8pm GMT on Wednesday, 18th October (When is that in my time zone?)

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([personal profile] shyfoxling posting in [community profile] weareloonies Oct. 9th, 2017 12:01 pm)
Hello, Fergus by Jem ([archiveofourown.com profile] allonsymous) (or here on tumblr)
Pairing/Characters: Campbell; Fergus in the past tense
Rating: Teen
Words: 922

Author's summary: Campbell visits Fergus' grave regularly, but it's been a while since his last visit, and he has a lot to share. (Segue ficlet, bridging "Could This Day Get Any Worse?" with whatever the sequel will be called)
Author's notes: This was prompted by a conversation I had with Franzi86, and is dedicated to her.
Author's warnings: Brief mention of suicidal thoughts and alcoholism.

Quote:
He stood and turned the collar of his jacket up against the chill, shoving his hands in his pockets as he looked down in sober silence at the plaque, reading the name over and over. Not that he would ever forget it. But it was the nearest thing he had to being able to see his face, the memory of which was fading into an ever thickening haze, more of a sketch of the mind now than a complete painting. He’d been gone some twenty-or-so years now.
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([personal profile] nonelvis posting in [community profile] dwfiction Oct. 9th, 2017 09:26 am)
Title: A Brief History of Time
Characters/Pairing(s): Bill Potts/Romana II
Rating: Adult
Word count: 3,050
Spoilers: none
Warnings: none
Beta: [personal profile] platypus
Summary: Visiting Romana at the bookshop became a habit. Or it began to look like it could take on the shape of a habit, because it was now three days in a row Bill had stopped by after work, and in the wee hours of the morning, she’d dreamt of the mossy scent of old paper, and of a twirl of blonde hair round her fingers.

Author's Notes: Because I wanted to write something nice for Bill, and there was no Bill/Romana II out there, and clearly someone had to fix that problem.

::xposted to [community profile] dwfiction and [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, and archived at A Teaspoon And An Open Mind and Archive of Our Own

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Title: A Brief History of Time
Characters/Pairing(s): Bill Potts/Romana II
Rating: Adult
Word count: 3,050
Spoilers: none
Warnings: none
Beta: [personal profile] platypus
Summary: Visiting Romana at the bookshop became a habit. Or it began to look like it could take on the shape of a habit, because it was now three days in a row Bill had stopped by after work, and in the wee hours of the morning, she’d dreamt of the mossy scent of old paper, and of a twirl of blonde hair round her fingers.

Author's Notes: Because I wanted to write something nice for Bill, and there was no Bill/Romana II out there, and clearly someone had to fix that problem.

::xposted to [community profile] dwfiction and [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, and archived at A Teaspoon And An Open Mind and Archive of Our Own

fic, after the cut )
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([personal profile] morbane posting in [community profile] yuletide_admin Oct. 9th, 2017 10:01 pm)
We have closed sign-ups for Yuletide 2017, and are now running matching. This is the process of figuring out who will write for whom, so that everyone gets an assignment and an assigned author.

This means:

  • Your sign-up is locked in and cannot be edited.

  • The sign-up number will go down a little as we delete duplicate (glitched) sign-ups and sign-ups from banned participants.

  • The sign-up summary has stopped updating. It last updated with 12 minutes to go before closing.

  • If none of your offers matches another person’s request, we will contact you (generally through email) and give you a deadline by which you must either provide us with more fandoms and characters that you can write, OR choose to delete your sign-up. However, if just one of your offers matches another person’s request, you can sit tight and wait for your assignment.

  • At the same time as assignments go out, we’ll send pinch hits.

  • It’s a good idea to check the email associated with your AO3 account, as we may use it to contact you - not just if you’re unmatchable, but also if your author has questions for you.


Assignments will go out by 15 October, but may go out earlier. Please ensure that if you are writing a letter, it is complete by the end of 15 October in your time zone.

Here we go!
Happy Belated Birthday, Professor McGonagall (born 4 October 1935)

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition Release Day Previews. (video)
• A closer look at the new illustrations by Jim Kay. (MuggleNet)

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley) hates running but loves his role in 'Snatch'.
• Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) talks about getting out of Ron Weasley mindset.
• Ian Hart (Quirinus Quirrell) celebrates 53rd birthday.
• David Yates (HP director) celebrates his 54th birthday today.
• HP and Cursed Child actresses and actors nominated for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards.
• The Music of Harry Potter takes over an upstate New York theater. (MuggleNet)
• Actor Weekly Roundup: Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Ezra Miller & others.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Fantastic Beasts 2: Ministry of Magic will appear, Newt Scamander's address and birthday revealed.
• New Fantastic Beasts characters announced: Nicolas Flamel and others. More news on new FB characters.
• Carmen Ejogo (Seraphina Picquery) confirms to return to Fantastic Beasts 2 as MACUSA president.

Prompt Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt #213 (due on or before October 14): “Home's where you go when you run out of homes.” ― John le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Wasted Hours and Overeducated.
• @introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt #22.
[livejournal.com profile] themasque posted info about their A Discovery of Witches Erotica Contest. (all fandoms and original fic)

Communities:
Sign-ups end today at [livejournal.com profile] hp_halloween! Sign-up for a 200 words Halloween double drabble now!
[livejournal.com profile] dramione_remix posted: Time to Vote on the Round 8 Awards.
[livejournal.com profile] one_bad_man posted their weekly Sign-ups for the upcoming week. (The Monday spot is still free.)
[livejournal.com profile] themasque posted News from the Masque, WKITT and the Garden Archives, and a call for help to cover hosting costs.
[livejournal.com profile] rs_small_gifts are moving to Dreamwidth as [community profile] small_gifts.
Sign-ups for the 12th Annual Remus/Sirius Small Gifts Exchange are open at [community profile] small_gifts.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted the Prompt #212 Masterlist.

Fandom Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] madeleone recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] madeleone recced Hermione Grange/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] capitu recced a Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] capitu recced another Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] rosevalleynb recced a Katie Bell/Marcus Flint fic (R).
[livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss recced Severus Snape art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] rzzmg recced a Astoria Greengrass/Draco Malfoy fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced a Lucius and young Draco Malfoy gen fic (G).
[livejournal.com profile] toblass recced a Severus Snape art (G)
[livejournal.com profile] reynardo recced Hermione Granger/Severus Snape craft .
[livejournal.com profile] lijahlover recced a Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (PG-13).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Daphne Greengrass/Ginny Weasley fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Katie Bell/Marcus Flint fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Lavender Brown/Padma Patil fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Ginny Weasley/Pansy Parkinson fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Draco/your choice fic (PG).
[livejournal.com profile] smirkingcat recced Severus Snape art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] gracerene recced five fics: 2 x Drarry, 2 x Draco/Severus, 1 x Harry/Remus (R to NC-17).

Resources:
Schedule of Upcoming Events from October 8 to 14 at [livejournal.com profile] potterfests.
[livejournal.com profile] hd_prophet: October 7, 2017 edition.

Archive News:
• The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is recruiting Graphic Designers and Translators.
• OTW Guest Post: Betsy Craig, the founder of the FannibalFest Toronto. (not HP obviously ;))
• OTW Q&A: Five Things SoyAlex Said. SoyAlex is a volunteer at Fanlore.
• OTW Newsletter: September 2017, volume 117

Discussions:
• hpboy13 wrote The Dying of the Red Moon, discussing Luna Lovegood, Ron Weasley and Luna/Ron as a ship (that never sailed). (MuggleNet)

General Fandom News:
• The memoir of the supposed 'My Immortal' author was canceled amid accusations of falsehoods. (HP fandom, Drarry ;))

Have a Laugh:
• bella collected Six Reasons Why the Halloween Feast is the Best Feast. (MuggleNet)

Nifty:
• Survive this ridikulusly hard Halloween Potter Quiz. (MuggleNet)

Searches:
• A search for a specific Hermione Granger/Remus Weasley was posted at [profile] remus_hermione.
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

Challenge 712: Snape's Library - Broken Balls: When Fortunes Turn Foul

This Divination textbook may not be on Severus' shelves currently, but I imagine he's at least flipped through it. After all, he had to take Divination while in school. What's his opinion of it, I wonder? Not flattering I imagine. Or do you believe I'm wrong? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and Broken Balls: When Fortunes Turn Foul.

(Remember: drabble posts now appear on livejournal and insanejournal and dreamwidth.)
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([personal profile] morbane posting in [community profile] yuletide_admin Oct. 8th, 2017 10:02 pm)
Yuletide 2017 sign-ups end at 9am UTC on 9 October. This is the last day to sign up.

Here is a countdown.

Here are sign-up instructions.

Here is us wishing you good luck to get your sign-up in, if planning to!

Note: If you intend to write a letter to your author (this is optional) (and different from the Optional Details which Are also Optional), please make sure that you put the link in your sign-up form before sign-ups close - you can't add it afterwards, or otherwise edit your sign-up.
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([personal profile] alisanne posting in [community profile] severus_snape_dw Oct. 7th, 2017 08:13 pm)
Title: Plots Revealed
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Albus Dumbledore, James Potter.
Word Count: 100 x 8
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snape100's prompt # 711: Snape's Library - Advanced Potion Making.
This is part Twenty-Three of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Plots Revealed on LJ/IJ/DW.
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([personal profile] sgatazmy posting in [community profile] addme_fandom Oct. 7th, 2017 08:17 am)
 Name: Tazmy
Age: 35+
Country: USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Fan stuff is public. It takes me a while to get to know people before I give access to other posts.

Main Fandoms: Stargate SGA.  Agents of Shield. Growing a love for My Little Pony.

Fannish Interests: Squeeing about recent episodes. Fanfiction.  I've written stories mostly for Stargate SGA but I have also written for Psych and The Musketeers.

Other:  I tend to like my Fanfiction relationship free but there are some exceptions.

Current/recent TV Shows: My Little Pony, Steven Universe, Bob's Burgers, Master of None, Orville, Elementary, Agents of Shield

Old shows I still love: Stargate SGA, Psych, The Musketeers

Other Info: I used to have a lot of friends on LJ but since leaving there entirely (not cross posting) my fan reading list is empty! 
 

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