Apr. 19th, 2019 09:22 pm
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Struggling to study. I had stuff to do all day... it's too hot in my bedroom... I'm fidgety....

It will happen. I just hate not feeling in control of it.

Cool Stuff Friday

Apr. 19th, 2019 09:55 am

Of course

Apr. 19th, 2019 12:15 am
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Nothing like finals season to get the ol' fic-writing energies flowing.
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[syndicated profile] captainawkward_feed posted: #1194: “I’m moving in with my girlfriend and now my homophobic parents want to disown me.”

Dear Pretty Great Kid,

I confess, I want to embroider a sampler for all of the homophobic and transphobic parents in the world. It will say “Kindly get in the fucking sea.”

How fucking dare they.

How dare they talk about “disowning” you as if “owning” you was something they get to do in the first place.

How dare they act as if there is a mold fitted with the exact specifications for “daughter” that you were supposed to climb into so you could have the inconvenient parts of yourself, the parts called “gay” and “made a slightly different career choice than they hoped for” sheared off, how dare they act as if that is the price of being loved and being part of your family.

How dare they treat their love for you like an audition that you have to pass. How dare they act like you are in danger of failing it.

How dare they respond to your good news, the news that you are in love and happy, with disapproval and threats.

Can your parents possibly, possibly, possibly be more disappointed in you, I wonder, than I am disappointed in them at this moment? (No)

What a poisonous, empty love they offer you if these are its terms.

Let’s talk about this proposed trip. I hope I’m reaching you in time to cancel it.

First I want every queer person and victim of child abuse to read this, then I think I am not the only one who needs time travel to be invented so I can give this and a few useful links on gender and sexuality to my past self.

Interview with a disabled TV writer

Apr. 17th, 2019 09:24 pm
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Disability Representation on TV: Interview with Katherine Beattie.

Katherine discusses writing for NCIS: New Orleans.


Another [community profile] fluffbingo Fill Posted

Apr. 17th, 2019 09:31 pm
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Pointless fluff, for the prompt: dinner. One more prompt to go and I will have a line. :)

Title/Link: Fifty
Fandom: Quantum Leap
Prompt: Dinner
Characters: Donna Elesee, Al Calavicci, Katie Beckett, Sam Beckett, Beth Calavicci, Tom Beckett
Summary: Donna plans a surprise for Sam for his fiftieth birthday.

I swear

Apr. 17th, 2019 11:24 am
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Nothing makes me want to move to France like living in America.

Another Personal/Family Update

Apr. 17th, 2019 11:19 am
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We have a slightly more concrete plan for the coming weeks, with the understanding that plans can change from day to day based on test results, scheduling issues, the whims of the insurance companies, and more.

Amy’s currently going through her third round of R-EPOCH chemotherapy (her fifth or sixth total round of chemo, depending on how you count them.) The goal is to do one more round the first full week in May, then do another CT scan. If she looks cancer-free at that time, we’ll move on to the bone marrow transplant step.

I got choked up the first time the phrase “cancer-free” came up. There’s so much hope and fear wrapped up in those two words, and in the results of that scan a month or so from now. We know she’s responded well to treatment so far, but there’s so much unknown…

We got to spend some good family time together for my birthday weekend, which was nice. I ate way too much, which was also nice 🙂

I’d like to believe the end is in sight, and we’re starting to move toward the next steps of her recovery and rebuilding our new normal. The whole family is pretty damn tired of cancer and chemo and all the rest. This crap gets old pretty quick.

We learned something exciting this week, though. Amy’s been using an infusion pump that delivers her chemo cocktail over the course of 3-4 days. But the tubing has sprung a leak at least three different times, all in the same spot. It looks like the chemotherapy meds are actually eating through the air filter in the line. These are the chemicals they’re pumping into my wife’s body…

Well, if they eat through filters, hopefully they’ll gobble up cancer cells even better.

New ficlet!

Apr. 17th, 2019 10:55 am
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What Love Feels Like (2300 words) by pizzabender1
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Magic: The Gathering
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jace Beleren/Vraska
Characters: Jace Beleren, Vraska (Magic: The Gathering)
Additional Tags: Psychological Trauma, Past Abuse, Past Torture, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Implied Sexual Content, Fluff, Feels
Series: Part 2 of The Psychic and his Captain

Vraska really likes Jace. Their relationship isn't always easy, but with time and work, it continues to get better.

Uh, eep?

Apr. 16th, 2019 09:54 pm
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Signed a lease on a new apartment, to be moved into this August. The building in question is rather less... um ragged around the edges, not that there's anything truly wrong with my current one except the wonky street door lock (it spins within its housing). By the sound of it, there'll be fewer ganja-smoking college dudebros stomping around the new place, which is a definite positive. New apartment is bigger than current one, and with somewhat more storage space. I may have room for a few important things I haven't yet had places for since moving to the city. New rent is more than current rent, but manageable.

... Wow, this is bittersweet. I truly do like Newbury Place, creepy dudebro neighbors and their pot fumes notwithstanding. My landladies are complete sweethearts, and I suspect we'll be friendly long after I've moved out. I've already been told not to be a stranger. :)

... Ow. Dang. This smarts. It's probably a good move, but it still smarts.

Prime Number Patterns

Apr. 16th, 2019 12:55 pm
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Here is a beautiful visualization of the relationships between prime numbers.

It may not be particularly groundbreaking, but it puts a new spin on some known data, and hands a new structure to the person who did the work.

Rebuilding a Cathedral

Apr. 16th, 2019 09:07 am
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Want to see something amazing? Here's a gallery of the York Minster Cathedral's rebuilding. It suffered a major fire in 1984 and was restored within a handful of years.

Notre Dame's famed rose windows have survived! (Newsweek). The rosettes were destroyed, and the great windows might have been damaged, but they're still there.

I've seen mixed reports on the Grand Organ - some claim it was untouched but covered in ash, others claim it may have sustained damage from the water. It, too, is still there.

Notre Dame may not be the same, but it won't be utterly gone, either.

I don't have a strong personal connection to the cathedral or anything that surrounds it, but those windows have been an inspiration to me since I was knee high and trying to draw rosette patterns, and I was really sad thinking they may have been destroyed.

I studied the architecture of Notre Dame more than once when I was in school, fascinated by the buttresses, the vault, the soaring towers. Fascinated by how people did such a thing in limestone, of all materials; and how it had fallen into disrepair and been lifted up again.

And of course, the open questions: what was lost that won't make the news?
I'm trying not to think too hard about that. There isn't much I can do from here.

I'll be watching as they rebuild it. If the structure itself is a reflection of what the people who built it found sacred, seeing how it's rebuilt should be very interesting.

*Amazing* beautiful fan animation!

Apr. 15th, 2019 09:56 pm
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Guys, I just found this incredible fan-drawn animation of Yuri and Victor pair-skating to On Love: Agape! It's in a lovely spare sketchy style that reminds me of both the anime's ending credits, and of a storyboard.

I'm blown away by the talent shown here, and also by the little flash of Yuri's grin toward the end. <3

I also giggled a bit over how sharply the height difference is. :D Victor, you're a beanpole!
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Title: In Which Kiza Didn't Ask for the Treatment
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] halwen
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Jupiter Ascending
Pairings: none
Rating: general audiences
Summary: She hadn't asked for the recode treatment. Hadn't known it was even an option, really, on the backwater planet she and her father had washed up on.
content notes:
Length: 0:04:05
text at AO3

download as an mp3 (many thanks to paraka <3)

cover by me!

Title: A Girl Worth Fighting For
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] meinterrupted
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Pairings: Aurora/Mulan
Rating: general audiences
Summary: You need to find a better way to channel your anger.

After the events of Lady of the Lake, Mulan teaches Aurora to spar.

content notes: none
Length: 0:08:43
text at AO3

download as an mp3 (many thanks to paraka <3)

cover by me!

Title: Of Letters Never Sent
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] selenay
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Doctor Who (12th Doctor era)
Pairings: none
Rating: general audiences
Summary: She asked the Doctor once about visiting her younger self and he'd given her a two hour lecture about time and paradoxes and theories about time stability. She hadn't understood all the maths he'd scrawled on the blackboard, but she'd followed enough of it to work out that meeting her previous self was a Very Bad Idea.
content notes:
Length: 0:04:33
text at AO3

download as an mp3 (many thanks to paraka <3)

cover by me!

Title: look ahead (at a clear sky)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] walkthegale
Reader: [personal profile] kalakirya
Fandom: Critical Role
Pairings: Yasha/Zuala
Rating: general audiences
Summary: It was only a matter of time. (A Zuala Lives AU.)
content notes: none
Length: 0:03:45
text at AO3

download as an mp3 (many thanks to paraka <3)

cover by me!

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i said i would not post it on tumblr or ao3. this isn't either of those. doesn't count. right??? >_>

anyway scifi/psychic grimmjow/ichigo enemy sex in space. or something. nsfw.


"Heeeey. I'd recognize that hair anywhere. Ain't you the fucker who keeps cockblocking my shots?"

The last place Ichigo wanted to hear about his hair was in an alien forest on an alien planet in the middle of a quote-unquote "polite" standoff with an Arrancar hunter squad, and the last fucking person he wanted to hear it from was some asshole with hair as vividly blue as his own was orange.

He said nothing, though. Fourteen months under Captain Quilge Opie had broken him of opening his mouth unless addressed by a superior, and the Arrancar wasn't that.

Read more... )

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Apr. 15th, 2019 08:40 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give

[tumblr.com profile] kaitokenji37 is raising money for diabetes medication after recently losing his insurance; it costs $100 for an office visit and around $500 for a 30-day supply. You can Read more and give at gofundme here.

Katy linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] grrlcookery and her partner, who need help to keep their home as her partner's business hasn't had any orders or contracts in the past two months and they are currently facing eviction. They're raising $1500 for two months of rent and food, and also to set up a shed for soapmaking to help earn some extra cash. You can read more and reblog here or give through ko-fi here.

[tumblr.com profile] phangirlpenguin and [tumblr.com profile] lookingformonkey are raising funds to move to Florida for a job teaching special needs students in Polk County. You can read more and give at gofundme here.

[tumblr.com profile] k-pagination is still struggling to get disability benefits and is facing both slow paperwork turnarounds and repeated denials because of the paperwork issue; they're dealing with fallout from their room flooding, and need groceries and other essentials, on top of which their cat needs to go to the vet. They have an updated art shop on Redbubble, a Patreon here, and you can give through gofundme here or paypal here.

Oscar linked to a fundraiser for Rainbow Road, which is doing necessary work in aiding LGBT individuals to escape countries with stringent anti-gay laws such as Chechnya, Syria, and Egypt. Oscar is doing a birthday fundraiser on Facebook where you can read more and support the organization.

Erika's emotional support dog Teyla recently had a malignant tumor removed, and Teyla is doing well, but they need to raise money to cover the vet bills. You can read more and give at gofundme here.

Anon linked to fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] deadcatwithaflamethrower and [tumblr.com profile] drougnor, who are fundraising for rent for their family after Droug lost his job. You can read and reblog fundraising links here, see and purchase jewelery for sale here, or give through her Ko-Fi or paypal. They also have a wishlist here, as a couple of family birthdays are coming up.

[tumblr.com profile] taraframeconservation's brother Liam has been accepted to the Miami Music Festival's Opera Apprentice Program this summer, which is an opportunity for him to perform at a number of concerts and receive a range of classes in performance; he received a scholarship but needs to make up the extra. They've made it almost a quarter of the way there but still need more help. You can read more and help out here, including hearing Liam sing!

[tumblr.com profile] whyhellotheregandalf is raising funds for medical costs for the emergency removal of a burst tumor on their dog, Artie (the tumor will continue to bleed and endanger Artie until the surgery can take place). They've been able to get a reduced cost for the surgery, but they're still only halfway there. You can read more and reblog here or give directly via paypal here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
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memory serves [podfic] (33 words) by templemarker

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Magicians (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Quentin Coldwater/Eliot Waugh
Characters: Quentin Coldwater
Additional Tags: it's not NOT quentin-eliot, they're always in the background, Depression, canon-typical suicidal references, fuck me what a tag, Canon Disabled Character, Disabled Character, Mental Health Issues, Monsters, q could really use that filliorian opium right about now, Podfic, Podfic & Podficced Works, Podfic Length: 0-10 Minutes, Read by the Author


But this is far from the first time Quentin has sat in a room with a monster that has a vested interest in fucking Quentin up from the inside out.

[image description: cover image of "memory serves" podfic]
Memory Serves

written by templemarker

recorded by templemarker
Approximately 7 minutes in length; mp3 file with embedded cover image.
Right-click save file as: memory serves

Notes below the line. )

This was done in one quick take, so, you know. This is also the first time I've used Boson to record and edit a podfic, so let me know if there's something wonky with the file or if I missed a key edit in the recording.


Apr. 13th, 2019 08:02 pm
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