Aug. 16th, 2017

  • 6:23 AM
Good article from Tara Brach on relaxing the over-controller and letting life happen. I see a lot of this in myself, not so much as in the past but not gone.

Happy Wednesday, flist.

Still hating Nazis here.

Dear femslashex author

  • Aug. 16th, 2017 at 10:54 AM
It's the time of year for [community profile] femslashex! I've asked for either fic or art on all of my prompts and would be thrilled with either. All but one of my requests are canons with a visual component, but (as a long-time comics fan!) I'm very happy with different interpretations of the characters so don't feel tied down to their literal canon appearances if there's something different you want to do. The same goes for fic - while obviously I enjoy the tone of each canon, if you want to write something at odds with it, or from a different POV or using original characters to explore the canon pairings, that's all good too.

General likes: plot, women working together against common enemies, non-mundane AUs (coffee shop in space yes, coffee shop in modern day Earth no)

General dislikes: rape/non-con, non-canon character deaths, adult/teen or adult/child sexual interaction, mindless zombies, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic AUs, character or pairing bashing

I've tried to put several prompts for each of the fandoms and a general idea of what I like about them, but if you want to do something else completely, please do! These are just suggestions.


American Gods (TV) )

Crossover - Denise Bryson (Twin Peaks)/Dana Scully (The X-Files) )

Marvel 616 )

Murder Most Unladylike Series - Robyn Stevens )
Title: Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: Teen
Words: 52k
Characters/Pairings: Root/Sameen Shaw, Harold Finch/John Reese, Harold Finch/Grace Hendricks, John Reese/Mark Snow, Michael Cole, Robert Hersh, Joss Carter, Kara Stanton, The Machine, Bear
Warnings/Content: Sentinel/Guide AU, mind-bonding, show level violence, show level torture, emotional hurt/comfort, canon character death (Michael Cole). Some Mark/John dubcon in chapters 4 and 5. Follows some events from Ep 1.10 Number Crunch, Ep 1.23 Firewall and 2.16 Relevance.
Notes: Written for [community profile] wipbigbang 2017.

Thank you to my amazing betas: [personal profile] lilacsigil and [personal profile] musyc. You guys were awesome and got me from "I want to write POI Sentinel/Guide fic with soft face touching" to actually getting it posted.

Title is from the Elton John song. ("Subway's no way for a good man to go down.")

Summary: In 2001, Harold advised on a project called Cascade, not knowing he was a Guide himself. Years later, he and John, a Sentinel on the run from Cascade, must help Shaw, who has just lost her own Guide when the Project turned on her. Complicating matters is Root, searching for Harold's Machine and interfering with their rescue of Shaw.

Also at the Archive

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten

Aug. 15th, 2017

  • 4:21 PM
Hey there -- anyone out there have any experience using SlingTV? I have it now but might not keep it since I seem to have mostly gotten rid of my urges to watch live TV. But still -- I figured it might be nice for $20/month though now that I have it, I don't watch it hardly at all plus performance issues so far.

Dangerous gun-rejecting alt-left radical JewBu

Hey flisties! We're dangerous alt-lefties! Fine with me.

Aug. 14th, 2017

  • 10:32 AM
Good morning, flist.

I haven't been posting much at all lately other than in my meditation filter for the last couple weeks. So I'd best make a list of random good stuff.

  1. Am on episode 20 out of 56 in the Ramayan series, hugely enjoying this, especially now that Ravana showed up starting in episode 17. The guy playing Rama makes me think of Jake Gyllenhall every time I see his face.
  2. Harry and MF continue to sort of hang out together. Harry has started stalking MF and sneaking up on him for a quick strike, which makes MF jump about 5 feet up in the air. The nice thing is there are no subsequent hostilities so maybe they're starting to play? I don't know.
  3. I took out all my cups and dishes out of their cabinets to clean the cabinets and boy did they need it. But there's something so satisfying about doing that, especially putting everything back on the shelves once they're cleaned.
  4. Mann's Nourish Bowls are kind of delicious. I've tried the kale chipotle one and liked it a lot. Lots of veg, doable carb amount, and quite a lot of protein, plus tasty.
  5. It rained yesterday and was cool.


I HATE NAZIS. Don't care what century they're from or what country they're from. They might even be the leader of the free world and still be a Nazi, and you know what? I hate 'em all. My father did not dismantle live bombs during WWII (and have nightmares the rest of his life) to have this happen. He was a conservative Republican and HE HATED NAZIS, he even married a stateless Russian Jew, not bad for a good old boy from the Panhandle of Texas.
[personal profile] theladyscribe and I saw Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 tonight, for Oak "HERCULES MULLIGAN!!!!!/James Madison" Onaodowan's final performance. It... was so fucking magical????? JAVIER MUÑOZ, MY HAMILTON, WAS SITTING RIGHT THERE ON THE MAIN STAGE???? (Look for him on his phone in that Instagram photo, at the bottom of the middle stair, to the right.) And Oak shoulder-clapped him as he was leaving after the final bow?!!!! And Denée Benton has the most gorgeous, crystalline, pure, beautiful voice and sHE'S TWENTY-FOUR?!!!!!! And this incredible shitheel character Anatole was the most magnificently tenor/falsetto Gaston-y diva?!!! And the audience interaction was SO GOOD!! The energy was absolutely electric; having heard it felt long, I was truly shocked when it ended. There were so many Cabaret feelings (SO MANY), and Hadestown feelings (since Rachel Chavkin also directed this, and cast her Billie Holiday–Persophone in much the same role), and the ensemble was having SO MUCH FUN and also they did this Rite of Spring opera-thing that was stunning and just as weird and riot-inducing as the original must have been, and.

And oh my god, you guys, I will, no holds barred, see Oak in literally anything he does from here on out. "Fucking magnificent" doesn't begin to cover what I saw him do tonight. Gorgeous-beyond-belief singing, both in humor and drama; gorgeous acting, physically, vocally, presence-wise, comedy and tragedy. He is. So big. We were sitting in amazing mezzanine seats (amazing how your eyes don't strain right out of your head anywhere that's not the nosebleed seats!) -- anyway, the cast spent a lot of time moving through the audience, and he was like. Right there. He did the walking-right-by-us thing. Oh my gosh, dude. Oh my fucking gosh.

This isn't even getting into the staging, which was just staggeringly well-orchestrated. They did this beautiful effect for snowfall, where they lowered single orange bulbs on long wires (or tubes?) from above, and I'm not doing it justice, but it just stopped me breathing. Anyway -- I'm so sorry to hear that it'll be closing in three weeks. It's a huge shame its sales weren't better, and I can totally see why they'd offer Mandy Patinkin the Pierre role, but I don't know that I'd want to see anyone else pull it off.

Sticker sheets of kisses to press

  • Aug. 12th, 2017 at 4:35 PM
I got my 50K fic off to my second beta/ameripicker. I feel weird. I, uh, finished something. It's due to be posted on the 15th. What even?

Interesting things I didn't realise until I had to edit 50K of my own writing )

I have actually written a lot of things this year!

Tinee Linkspam:
- via [personal profile] musesfool, OPI summer challenge
Leave prompts! (Please leave some more POI prompts!)
- From Facebook, Clydesdale foal leaves the stable for the first time - tinee leggy baby, big world, what do? How do you even horse?
- Also from Facebook, this terrible curse upon some burglars. CW: creepy doll faces
- From my local paper, big news in this part of the world: Giant puzzle solved. (The puzzle is literally a puzzle.)
- From McSweeney's via [personal profile] kalloway, I’m a Google Manufacturing Robot and I Believe Humans Are Biologically Unfit to Have Jobs in Tech. (Rolling my eyes right out of my head at that google dude.)
- From My Modern Met, What Happens When a Bird’s Wings Sync Up Perfectly with a Camera’s Frame Rate. (I have dreams where stuff like this happens, like where the laws of physics are apparently broken)
- Free crochet pattern: Stingray purse or pal (I'm not sure why not both? I could be pals with a purse.)

Root/Shaw things from my endless tumblr wanderings while I was writing 50k of fic:
- Silver Lining - a Root/Shaw doujinshi. Pls pls [personal profile] lilacsigil, read this to me?
- POI OST You Are Being Watched - this is brilliant. Gifs from the final scene over the score for the theme.
- Winter Soldier!Shaw is kinda… Swol - I am all over this idea as an AU.

Aug. 11th, 2017

  • 4:14 PM
Taylor Swift, you get my Maleficent icon with great admiration and respect for your testimony. I'm not fond in general of the whole "role model" thing, it's gotten way out of hand and false but damn, girl! You just showed millions of young girls how to confront these typical male assholes trying to make you the perpetrator instead of the victim.

I salute you!

Aug. 10th, 2017

  • 4:03 PM
Hello, peeps.

Has anyone heard from [personal profile] primwood this week? I haven't seen anything on how her move went, I hope she's getting a little rest and relaxation after the move (though I know it's months before everything is unpacked).