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([personal profile] gwyn Jul. 19th, 2017 10:19 pm)
Today's my least favorite day once again. The date I lost Miss Olive two years ago, and I'm not over it--I think about her every day, and miss her, especially now. I could really use her soft, soft fur and sweet purrs and funny little voice when she talked to me all the time. And it's the day we lost Sandy, which I'm never gonna be over, either. With Vividcon ending next year it feels even more like losing Sandy all over again.

Basically July 19 is just a terrible horrible no good very bad day.

I'm trying to get things done in anticipation of the surgery and whatnot, but it's really hard. Not only is there a lot to do, the bills are starting to come in, and I'm getting really depressed about it. I haven't had enough work so far this year, but even though I suddenly have a bunch of stuff coming in, it's not going to be paid for a while yet. Even with the ACA still hanging on, this country is majorly fucked up about health care costs, and it's pretty easy to go bankrupt even with insurance.

Last night we went to see the documentary Score, about composing music for films, at this teeeny local theatre that was the first art house in Seattle way back in the '60s. I hadn't known it was still in business--it's run by vounteers now, and the lobby is now a restaurant so the actual theatre is about one-tenth the size it used to be. The movie was great--if you have a chance to watch it, you should: there were some really good reminiscences by directors and other composers about some of the legends, and interviews with all kinds of fascinating film composers, plus a glimpse into the process of recording film scores.

My only complaints were one I shared with feochadn, which was that a guy went on and on about King Kong (the first real movie score) being cheesy and stupid, and that the music was the only thing that helped audiences get over the cheesy and stupid, which is utterly, patently false and doesn't understand the audience dynamic at the time the original King Kong was released. And my second gripe was that as they talked about modern scores and unique or avant garde approaches, they interviewed and spent quite a bit of time following the guy who did the utterly forgettable Age of Ultron score instead of spending any time with Henry Jackman, who did the Winter Soldier score, which most people I know still talk about with a certain amount of awe. Especially because I think it would have dovetailed nicely with talking about the "game-changing" soundtrack for the Social Network by Trent Reznor (I'm not one of the people who think it was game-changing, but whatever), and they did talk to Henry Jackman, but only for a microscopically short time. Plus, they didn't list Winter Soldier in his credits, and that was…weird to me. And it's not my own blind prejudice for anything related to Winter Soldier--I've read so many people talking about the amazing things he did with that score, especially regarding the Soldier himself, and it just seems like a huge missed opportunity in the modern section…and instead we got fucking Ultron. I'd defy anyone to remember anything unique or special about the music in that movie. But I still definitely recommend seeing Score if you can, and stay for the credits and James Cameron's dicussion of James Horner's score for Titanic. (It's in a couple cities right now, and rolling around other parts of the country for the next few months--you can find out where on the web site linked above.)

I wish I knew how you find a therapist. I am very lonely and depressed, and there's no one to talk to here, but I just don't know how you go about finding someone you mesh with, and who's competent, and one you can afford (the importance of either can be switched). I mean, I've met some truly shitty people in RL who I find out later are therapists and it's like O.o so the idea of going into this cold doesn't thrill me.
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([personal profile] kuwdora posting in [community profile] vidding Jul. 19th, 2017 07:52 pm)
Go
song/artist: "Go" by Indigo Girls
source: Stargate SG-1

can find streaming here

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The Power
song/artist: “The Power” by Snap! remix I don't actually know.
source: Sense8


can find streaming here
Title: Bulletproof
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Wonder Woman (2017), DCU
Characters/Pairings: Diana
Content Notes: This is a quick one, sketched with pencil. Don't have the time to do a proper watercolour painting job as yet. So in the mean time, I've added some digital tinting in Photoshop, as well as played around with the lighting. I actually like the results. ^___^ Inspired by Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia (Ricochet, you take your aim, fire away...).

Preview:

(Click for larger image at my journal)
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([personal profile] sholio Jul. 19th, 2017 02:14 pm)
I actually managed to finish a line on my genprompt-bingo card doing SSR Confidential - I just picked a line and used the prompts in it for inspiration for the various treats I wrote. It worked well. XD I haven't decided if I'm going to go for something more advanced on that card or just post it ...

Anyway, here are all my current cards: my newest h/c bingo one (one square down so far!), genprompt-bingo, trope bingo, and tic-tac-woe (apocalypses).

Cards under the cut )

Note to self: do not sign up for any more bingo cards.

Color-coded versions for prompt picking coming soon ...
(A link to the evidence post, should you need to use it.)

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
  • Bruce Banner | Hulk/Clint Barton (EMH) - with filters applied, this pairing seems to have 24 works. There are several crossovers, but please provide evidence to support this nomination.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV 2016)
  • Cross & Gripps & Martin & Vogel - Under the tag 'The Rowdy 3', there are 55 works after filtering. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Rumiko Fujikawa/Tony Stark - with filters applied, this pairing has 21 works. Leaving aside the 4 in which the tag is modified with "past" or "mentioned", this still leaves 17. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Mass Effect Trilogy
  • Female Shepard/Male Shepard - with filters applied, this pairing seems to have 13 works from 7 different authors. Please provide evidence (e.g. that it is a background pairing in three or more of them).

1bitHeart (Video Game), Animamundi Dark Alchemist, Blaze Union, Deadly Premonition | Red Seeds Profile, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, End Roll (Video Game), Fate/stay night & Related Fandoms, Gatchaman Crowds

Please adjust the following nominations (listed under the cut), which are in the form "Character & Any", to specify particular characters or to a single character nomination ("Character & None"):

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Anne of Avonlea (Sullivan Movies)
  • 'Anne of Avonlea (Sullivan Movies)' was nominated. Do you mean 'Anne of Avonlea (TV)'?

Star Trek: The Next Generation; Star Trek: Voyager
  • Please adjust the following nominations to specify holograms of one or more particular officers.
    • "Reginald Barclay/Canon Hologram of Any Enterprise Male Officer" is nominated under Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • "Reginald Barclay/Canon Hologram of Any Voyager Male Officer" is nominated under Star Trek: Voyager.

A Stitch in Time
  • Julian Bashir/Elim Garak - We are unsure that this canon is different enough from DS9 for the ship to qualify. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Chuchule & Chulatt & Plachu & Platt - Under the tag 'Space Mice', there are 75 works after filtering. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

The Youngblood Chronicles (Music Video)
  • Patrick Stump's Character & None - 'Patrick Stump's Character' seems to be used synonymously with 'Patrick Stump' in the fandom tag. That tag has 34 works after filtering. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

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([personal profile] tassosss Jul. 18th, 2017 06:00 pm)
So. I'm resurrecting that meme from a while back of all the in progress things you have going on. Because I feel like I've been writing stuff, but really I've been thinking about the stories and then adding a couple words here and there to a dozen stories at once.

Now for the fun twist - if you see something you want to read more of, tell me in comments and I'll work on more tonight and post it.

Short stuff in progress
The Dragon Age stuff

post-Awakenings, Cousland Warden: Alistair arrives with more recruits (Anders POV)
Origins, Ian Tabris: Camp with Sten and Alistair
Awakenings, Ian Tabris: Dear Zev
Inquisition, Danielle Trevelyan: Advisors Council (Cullen POV)
Inquisition, Danielle Trevelyan: Recruits (Cullen POV)
Inquisition, Danielle Trevelyan: In Sera's Wake
Inquisition, Danielle Trevelyan: Iron Bull and the Chargers
Inquisition, Danielle Trevelyan: Aftermath of the dreadnought run
Inquisition, Danielle Trevelyan: Exalted Plains with Bull and Dorian
Inquisition, Danielle Trevelyan: Ian and Zevran arrive
The Inquisition Job, Leverage crossover: Joining the Inquisition

Teen Wolf

Werewolf!Sheriff #5: Constructive Interference, or Derek gets a job

Merlin
dark!Merlin/Arthur non-con sequel to Look Into the Light

Long stuff in progress
Teen Wolf
Excerpt from the giant Derek builds a pack story that's currently stalled

The 100/Teen Wolf
Excerpt from the giant fusion crossover where the 100 kids crash into Laura Hale's territory

These are all the ones that feel active. I have a few half-formed ideas for Sense8 (Will and Wolfgang taking care of each other was the one that stuck in my head), and Black Sails (I want all the post-s4 John/Madi reconciliation fic but I don't want to write it), and Yuri on Ice domestic fluff (that other people have already written so), and some older long stories (Merlin) and short stories (Leverage) that have kind of been backburnered off my radar, but I'm willing to talk ideas too. Basically, I just want to talk story ideas even if they never come to anything, and I might just start talking of all the fic that never was or has yet to be anyway.



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