October 22nd, 2017
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Predictably, these are of my favorites:



+4 more ST:D aka DSC icons )
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Movement and Stillness (1761 words) by lilacsigil

Fandom: Imperial Radch Series - Ann Leckie
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Justice of Toren One Esk Nineteen | Breq/Seivarden Vendaai
Characters: Justice of Toren One Esk Nineteen | Breq, Seivarden Vendaai
Additional Tags: Unrequited Love, Drug Use
Summary:

Seivarden feels like she is still in stasis while Breq rushes onward, but there are two sides to every coin.



[personal profile] lilacsigil gives utterly great Imperial Radch.
October 21st, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] elisi at 05:53pm on 21/10/2017 under
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to [personal profile] a_phoenixdragon and [profile] earth_vexer!

Hope you are both having a great day. ♥
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posted by [personal profile] elisi at 04:25pm on 21/10/2017 under
Via Kerk, Her Story. Snippet that works as a trailer:



Her Story is a 6-episode new-media series that looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire & identity.

Episode 1 here
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I've been meaning to write *something* about the whole Harvey Weinstein thing. There are a hundred things I could link you to. However, the thing that I can't get out of my head is this bit of dialogue from 'The Initiative' (slightly edited):

Parker : [Laughs] oh, yeah. The word is stamina. I mean, definitely a bunny in the sack, but later on, well. You know the difference between a freshman girl and a toilet seat? A toilet seat doesn't follow you around after you use it.

Riely decks Parker who hits the floor.

Riley : (Walking between Forrest and Graham.) I can't believe that I did that.

Forrest : What the hell for?

Riley : He--he was just being so crude.

Forrest : Please. You've heard me say much grosser things than that.

Riley : I just didn't like hearing him (he pauses thoughtfully) talk about buffy that way. I think I... Well, I guess I like her.


I have said before that I think Riley Finn was a metaphor for male privilege (straight, white male privilege specifically) and this is the perfect example.

Riley is a nice guy. Decent. Works hard. Goes to church. Serves his country. And it's possible we're meant to cheer him on for decking Parker. But. The line that stands out is Forrest's:

You've heard me say much grosser things than that.

The only thing different is that Riley happens to like Buffy. The whole of the cold open is a lengthy frat-boy-ish objectification of women. And Riley never speaks up.

I wish they'd done more with him. I can't even tell if the metaphor was deliberate, or if they just took the most basic template possible to create him, and the metaphor was built in.

However, it's useful. (Also see Xander of course.) Because in creating him, they essentially made Buffy date the Patriarchy. And the Patriarchy couldn't hack it and ran away.

But... they never really made the Patriarchy face its issues. Maybe they couldn't. Maybe that would have been a step too far for Joss... (*SO* not surprised at his ex-wife's allegations.)

And so it goes. From the Weinsteins and the Trumps at the top, through the Whedons and the Gibsons right down to the guy on the bus who puts his hand on your knee.

Because all the Riley Finns in the world just laugh when their friends are crude.


Not because she's your sister, your mother, your daughter, your girlfriend. Because he is your brother, your father, your son, your friend.


(ETA: Much like white people need to tackle racism, and straight/cis people need to tackle LGBT+ bigotry.)
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posted by [personal profile] elisi at 10:57am on 21/10/2017 under
MNSBC: Lawrence: 'Stunned' by John Kelly's attack on Rep. Wilson
While defending President Donald Trump's "brave" condolence call to a Gold Star family, Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly attacked Rep. Frederica Wilson, calling her an "empty barrel." Lawrence O'Donnell explains why Kelly was noble and cruel all at once.

This is 19 minutes long, but it's worth it. And it's what we need more of - straight white guys calling out their own.
October 20th, 2017
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October 19th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] elisi at 10:23pm on 19/10/2017 under
October 18th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] elisi at 09:29pm on 18/10/2017 under
It's still the 18th here... I wrote a quick birthday fic for the one and only [personal profile] owlboy, and figured I ought to share it.

Character/pairing: Missy/Giles
Fandoms: Doctor Who/Buffy
Length: Just over 200 words
Rating: Um, Teen? (just to be on the safe side)
Also on AO3

Missy/Giles - what more could you need to know? )
October 17th, 2017
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elisi: (Spike DD by ruuger (NOT sharable!))
Right, Christmas has arrived... Sadly it's two months too early to fit with RL Christmas, but hey ho.

First chapter & notes here (on LJ), for DW just follow the tags, and Master post of whole 'verse here (also tagged on DW).

Can also be found on AO3.


Disclaimer: I own nothing.
Rating: Teen. (Same warnings as the show basically.)
Characters: Spike, Angel, Illyria, Buffy, Scoobies + cameos from more or less everyone in the 'verse.
Main Ships: Spike/Buffy, Angel/Nina
Feedback: Is bloody ambrosia! (The secret ingredient is otter...)
Word count (this chapter): 2400 words approx.
Setting and Summary: As before. (Post-NFA epic quest thing.)
Beta: The ever wonderful [personal profile] kathyh


Chapter 10: Christmas Angel )
Mood:: 'mischievous' mischievous
October 16th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] liliaeth at 02:17pm on 16/10/2017



A new Teen Wolf discussion community
It's a friendly multi shipper com, where people can discuss the show, their fave characters, get help with fanfic, art,...
October 15th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] monanotlisa at 02:14pm on 15/10/2017 under ,
If you're so inclined, you can read my Dear Yuletide Author Letter now.
October 14th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] sueworld at 12:01am on 14/10/2017
Can't bloody wait! :D

October 13th, 2017
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But since we do, I can't forget the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar.

[personal profile] rydra_wong has a recommendable entry with information on what the NYT calls a classic ''ethnic cleansing'' titled "Nie Wieder", which means "Never Again" in English and is one of the most famous anti-fascist, anti-war, anti-genocide German slogans; take your pick. Its origins are unclear; Willy Brandt, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974 is quoted most often; but then there's also Wilhelm Pieck, a German communist and the first -- also last -- President of the German Democratic Republic, aka East Germany.

If you want something that's not glossy photos of people suffering, here are, again courtesy of the NYT, satellite images of the burnt villages as well as their locations on a map of Rakhine state.
October 12th, 2017
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
As you know, Bob, my life is thus:

7am Get up, get ready
8 am Get going to work, starting on email and professional reading and such
9 am Kick off at work
2 pm Have the lunch you brought at your desk
8pm Go do a 1-hour swim at the pool, maybe have some protein shake
9pm Travel home slightly less stressed with wet hair
10pm Work for another 1-2 hours at home
11-12pm Go to bed, perchance to sleep, definitely to dream anxiety dreams if so

Lather, rinse, repeat.

However, today I attended an excellent seminar, which brought down the pace significantly. So let me post three things:

1. How have I never read this article? Thankfully my wife alerted me to its sublime perfection. THIS IS THE ARTICLE FOR THE SEASON. *mad cackling*

2. [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico is ON! You guys, if you go and offer anything I love, I will bid on it like it's going out of style (it probably is, this being me and my fandoms). Samples include fic for
- Killjoys (TV)
- The Good Fight (TV)
- The Imperial Radch Trilogy (Book)
- Wonder Woman (Film)
- Atomic Blonde (Film)
- Antimony Price of InCryptid fame (Book)
- Star Trek: Discovery (ahh, Michael Burnham ♥) (TV)
- Dark Matter if we're talking Portia Lin and gen or femslash (TV)
- Red Queen fanfic of Cameron Cole (I'll take Mare Barrow, too, but only w/out Maven) (Book)

3. A recipient of donations for the North Bay Fire that we have chosen is the SONOMA COUNTY RESILIENCE FUND: "to support the mid- to long-term needs of our community as we recover from the devastation from the fires currently raging through Sonoma County." It's run by a both local and entrenched community organization. (I've also put up my hand for volunteering my professional work; a mail went 'round today in the office. I'm singularly useless in practical advice like this, but supposedly we will get training beforehand.)
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posted by [personal profile] sueworld at 07:27pm on 12/10/2017
I saw this excellent article online comparing all The Star Trek title sequences including Star Trek Discovery and the excellent The Orville.

http://heavy.com/entertainment/2017/09/the-orville-vs-star-trek-compare-watch-opening-themes-intros-videos/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxZkc2gk5hw

I've included a separate link to the Discovery opening (which I've posted before I know) as the one embedded on this site is region locked and those in the UK can't play it.

Interesting to note that a few effects people/writers who worked on Next Gen also worked on the Orville, and imo It shows....

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