what he knows

Apr. 23rd, 2014 06:52 am
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Posted by SafelyCapricious


Natasha's only memories of the Winter Soldier are the two times he shot her. The most obvious scars on her body and they're both from him.

He, however, has slightly different memories of her.

Takes place several months following the events in CA: The Winter Soldier.

Words: 2463, Chapters: 1/3, Language: English

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Aspects and Avatars (32629 words) by Aris Merquoni
Chapters: 9/?
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Underage
Relationships: Sokka/Suki (Avatar), Jee/Zuko (Avatar), Aang/Katara (Avatar), Katara/Zuko (Avatar), Mai/Zuko (Avatar)
Characters: Toph Bei Fong
Additional Tags: Work In Progress, Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - BDSM
Summary: A number of scenes from the Avatar D/s universe next door.

I've finally gotten around to finishing Chapter 9, so have Chapters 8 and 9:

Chapter 8: Margins of Air. In which we meet MANY new characters and they have adventures.

Chapter 9: Margins of Earth. In which Jeong Jeong has a headache and everybody comes to Iroh's.

Sorry for the ridiculous wait on this one. I wanted to get chapter 9 finished before I posted chapter 8, which was probably a timing mistake... but I feel better about posting them together.

No explicit porn in either of these chapters, sorry! (Sorry?)

More eliding next time. Enjoy!
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Prompt for 2014-04-23

Apr. 23rd, 2014 03:21 pm
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Today's prompt is "a revelation".

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Apr. 23rd, 2014 06:56 am
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It's time for today's picture of Ginny draped over my knee and laptop being painfully cute. Earlier she unplugged my monitor cord. With her chin.
Read more... )

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Apr. 22nd, 2014 11:32 pm
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Oh thank god, today was a good day. I'm at work, with my most difficult client--but after a month straight of an ongoing pitched battle, I have finally won the Yes There Are Rules And You Are Going To Follow Them fight. So today we managed a lovely dinner and outing where we had no meltdowns or big acts of rulebreaking, no rocks were thrown at people or seagulls, and my shoulders were not tuned like piano wires before bedtime even rolled around. Tonight after bedtime I even got some work in on a job application for a posting that closes this week!

Also: Sometimes I fret over some flaw or infelicity in my appearance, the kind of thing someone would notice only if they scrutinized me closely. And on Monday, I got a haircut and lost a foot of hair, so now my hair ends in a long bob that does the flippy thing framing my face an inch above my shoulders. No one in my life has commented on it. So this is a reminder to me when I get all super self-conscious: I notice these things way more than other people do.

(I do like my hair, tho. ^_^)

Oh hey, have I ever defined neg-stimming for people? That's, "negative self-stimulation" as in "deliberately going out and looking for things that will make you feel bad or upset." For example: I can't deal with gore and violent injury. And yet, every so often I go read about serial killers on Wikipedia with some kind of sick fascination, clicking more links even as I rock with disgusted revulsion. I also used to read things like anon memes where people were talking about how fans like me were totally horrible, which fed my fear that people in my life secretly hated me.

Neg-stimming is kind of like the traumatic repetition compulsion. "I will do the bad thing again, and this time I will do it right!" Which is how you wind up being sucked into yet another argument with someone you know is toxic, or volunteering for a situation which will provably push you past your limits. A lot of the time the idea is, "If I were only braver/stronger/tougher, this would work!" instead of just walking away and coming up on the problem later from a totally different angle.

Then there is also, of course, just the pleasure of brainweasels being able to croon, "Yesss. I was right. My overclocked worries were good worries. Look how validating this is. I are a smart weasel." It feels kind of satisfying and necessary, despite the big DON'T FEED THE BRAINWEASELS signs, and the fact that it is neither.

So I'm not saying neg-stimming is bad. One of my healthy, adaptive coping mechanisms has always been finding out just how bad my worst-case scenario would be, so it's not some great unknown. ("Okay, so, if I fail this course I won't get my tuition back, but I will be able to re-register and try again four more times...") It's just something to be aware of: "Am I neg-stimming, or does this serve a useful purpose?"

Then, without judging or blaming yourself, you can learn to disengage and go do something else that's less brain-killing, even if no more enlightening. I'm a fan of Candy Crush, myself.
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Posted by Sean Leahy

No. 1 Star: Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks 

The Sharks forward recorded a two point night with a goal and an assist as San Jose beat the Los Angeles Kings in overtime 4-3 to take a 3-0 series lead. After Tomas Hertl's goal midway through the third period tied the game, it was Marleau who ended things 6:20 into the extra period:

No. 2 Star: Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

Rask stopped 23 shots as the Bruins shutout the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 to take a 2-1 series lead. The shutout was the fourth for Rask in his playoff career. Patrice Bergeron assisted on Dougie Hamilton's opening power play goal and later added an empty-netter, while Jordan Caron scored his first goal since Oct. 5.

No. 3 Star: Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens completed the sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 4-3 victory on Pacioretty's winner with 43 seconds to go in the third period. They now wait to face the winner of Boston-Detroit. After building a 3-1 lead, the Lightning made a third period comeback, but a late penalty helped seal their fate and end their season:

Honorable mention: The sweep was Montreal's first since their 1993 run to the Stanley Cup ... 11 different Canadiens recorded a point ... Dan Girardi and Martin St. Louis each scored a goal and recorded an assist, while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots as the New York Rangers downed the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 to take a 2-1 series lead. The Rangers blocked 28 shots to the Flyers' 11 ... Victor Hedman should have called "bank!" on this goal:

Did You Know?: "The Sharks have won five straight overtime playoff games and 10 of their past 11, with Marleau scoring four game-winning goals during that remarkable stretch." [AP]

Dishonorable mention: Anders Lindback was pulled for the second time in three games after allowing three goals on 20 shots.

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Posted by Sean Leahy

It was looking like the Los Angeles Kings were going to fight off falling behind 0-3 to the San Jose Sharks when Jeff Carter tipped home a power play goal early in the third period for a 3-2 lead. The Staples Center was alive with hope. 

Then it all came crashing down eight minutes later when Tomas Hertl scored after four whacks in front of Jonathan Quick to tie the game. In overtime, it was Patrick Marleau scoring his 60th career playoff goal to give San Jose a 4-3 win and commanding 3-0 series lead:

The Kings now must regroup for Thursday's Game 4 and hope to make history with a comeback in the series. But improvements need to be made if they're to have any chance. 

Jonathan Quick has an .840 even strength save percentage through three games. Only Ilya Bryzgalov is worse (.818). Jeff Carter finally broke through with a goal, but when Jake Muzzin and Trevor Lewis are your leading goal scorers (two apiece), that's not going to help you beat the Sharks.

LA did a good job of slowing down San Jose at times throughout the game, clogging up the neutral, taking the Sharks' game away from them and winning the possession battle for the first time in the series.

"We’ll play better tomorrow. It’s not like there was a death in the family or something," said Kings head coach Darryl Sutter on Monday. 

The hole is dug and the Sharks are pouring dirt on top. 

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

Alphabet Soup update

Apr. 23rd, 2014 09:26 am
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There's a little more than a month until SG-1 Gen Fic Day on May 26th, when we'll be serving up Episode Alphabet Soup. I'm very pleased to report that we've got all 26 letters claimed, and a Certain Someone (three guesses who, heh) has already submitted the first entry!

A warm welcome to our new cooks - six this time! [profile] annieb1955, [profile] alynt, [personal profile] busaikko, and [personal profile] marzipan77, [personal profile] misaffection, [personal profile] topazowl, and [personal profile] winterjameson. Is SG-1 fandom fabulous or what? :)

It's interesting to see the breakdown of the claimed episodes. It's so surprise to me that S3 is the most popular season. At six episodes, it's got twice as many claimed as any other season. Several seasons are tied for second place with three: S4, S5, and S7. S1, S2, S8, and S8 have two episodes each, while S6 and S9 have only one claimed episode apiece. Stargate: the Movie got claimed, but no one took Ark of Truth or Continuum.

Of course, if anyone cares to rectify these gaps by writing non-Soup new fic for Gen Fic Day, I certainly won't object... ;)

Soup authors, don't forget that you may send your finished story to me at sg1.fig at gmail.com at any time, but keep your story offline until Gen Fic Day. I am always happy to do beta duty, too!

If you've got any questions or comments, feel free to leave 'em here.

Push into the Sky -- Now You See Me

Apr. 22nd, 2014 09:49 pm
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Title:  Push into the Sky
Fandom: Now You See Me

Reader: Litra
Pairing:  gen
Rating: gen
Length:  36:15
When the long con's over, what's left?

The original work can be found Here
Also posted on AO3
Right click to Download
Or check out the google link Here

Points: 3 ( 10 + 10 ) = 60

Glee 5x17: Opening Night

Apr. 22nd, 2014 11:13 pm
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As always, I am completely unspoiled for all upcoming episodes and would like to remain that way, so please: no spoilers (including casting spoilers), song titles, episode titles, info from promos or interviews, etc.
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According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare's date of death is conclusively known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before.

Although few plays have been performed or analyzed as extensively as the 38 plays ascribed to William Shakespeare, there are few surviving details about the playwright's life. This dearth of biographical information is due primarily to his station in life; he was not a noble, but the son of John Shakespeare, a leather trader and the town bailiff. The events of William Shakespeare's early life can only be gleaned from official records, such as baptism and marriage records.

He probably attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would have studied Latin and read classical literature. He did not go to university but at age 18 married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. Their first daughter, Susanna, was born six months later, and in 1585 William and Anne had twins, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet, Shakespeare's only son, died 11 years later, and Anne Shakespeare outlived her husband, dying in 1623. Nothing is known of the period between the birth of the twins and Shakespeare's emergence as a playwright in London in the early 1590s, but unfounded stories have him stealing deer, joining a group of traveling players, becoming a schoolteacher, or serving as a soldier in the Low Countries.

The first reference to Shakespeare as a London playwright came in 1592, when a fellow dramatist, Robert Greene, wrote derogatorily of him on his deathbed. It is believed that Shakespeare had written the three parts of Henry VI by that point. In 1593, Venus and Adonis was Shakespeare's first published poem, and he dedicated it to the young Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd earl of Southampton. In 1594, having probably composed, among other plays, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, and The Taming of the Shrew, he became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, which became the King's Men after James I's ascension in 1603. The company grew into England's finest, in no small part because of Shakespeare, who was its principal dramatist. It also had the finest actor of the day, Richard Burbage, and the best theater, the Globe, which was located on the Thames' south bank. Shakespeare stayed with the King's Men until his retirement and often acted in small parts.

By 1596, the company had performed the classic Shakespeare plays Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. That year, John Shakespeare was granted a coat of arms, a testament to his son's growing wealth and fame. In 1597, William Shakespeare bought a large house in Stratford. In 1599, after producing his great historical series, the first and second part of Henry IV and Henry V, he became a partner in the ownership of the Globe Theatre.

The beginning of the 17th century saw the performance of the first of his great tragedies, Hamlet. The next play, The Merry Wives of Windsor, was written at the request of Queen Elizabeth I, who wanted to see another play that included the popular character Falstaff. During the next decade, Shakespeare produced such masterpieces as Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and The Tempest. In 1609, his sonnets, probably written during the 1590s, were published. The 154 sonnets are marked by the recurring themes of the mutability of beauty and the transcendent power of love and art.

Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1616. Today, nearly 400 years later, his plays are performed and read more often and in more nations than ever before. In a million words written over 20 years, he captured the full range of human emotions and conflicts with a precision that remains sharp today. As his great contemporary the poet and dramatist Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."

Wordcount by Ursula Vernon

Apr. 23rd, 2014 12:22 am
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I have written too many words today
and now I’m out.

They needed to be written. The book won’t write itself.
This is how I earn
whatever fraction of a cent
they pay me for every letter.

The problem is that now I’m out of words
and have started to forget the names of things
like that thing, right over there,
the gray one
that isn’t a toaster.

I turn on the radio in search of words.

It doesn’t help.

The radio’s words are all “jobless rate” and “insider trading.”
I can’t do anything with that
like trying to fill a dry well up
with salt.

There are no words growing in the garden
and reading is unsettling
those words echo too much
their footfalls sounding in an empty hall
with no words of my own to muffle them.

And the worst part—
the very worst—
the fear that now I am deprived of prose
and will be forced to communicate in poetry
or worse yet

interpretive dance.

connected by the red thread

Apr. 22nd, 2014 11:41 pm
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Posted by Squishy_TRex


The many lives and stories of James Buchanan Barnes and Natalia Alianovna "Natasha" Romanov.

Words: 1014, Chapters: 2/?, Language: English

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So I wanted to talk about my favorite Star Wars comics title, since the final omnibus (of three) comes out tomorrow. There are a lot of really excellent (and some not so excellent) Star Wars comics out there; Marvel originally had the license, then Dark Horse had it, and next year it's reverting back to Marvel/Disney, which unfortunately means that everything in progress is getting cancelled. Which is really a shame, because some of the current titles (Dark Times, Star Wars, Legacy II, and a few others) are really, really good. Fortunately, my absolute favorite Star Wars comic is finished and has been for a few years now. And the really good news: it was a 50-issue run with a 6-issue sequel series.

That would be Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, written by John Jackson Miller.

(That description also sums up Star Wars: Legacy, written by John Ostrander, but I might talk about Legacy another time.)

Knights of the Old Republic shares a title and a timeline with the video game, but you can easily read KOTOR without knowing anything about the game, which is what I did. John Jackson Miller described KOTOR's relationship with the video game as a helix; they occasionally intersect but usually occupy different parts of the universe. I'm sure the comics are richer if you're familiar with the game, but not being so, I can't say for sure.

KOTOR takes place four thousand years before the movies, in the days of the Old Republic, and the galaxy is a much wilder place than what we see in the movies. The Jedi Order hasn't yet crystallized into the institution of the prequel trilogy; there are still branches and offsets and different schools of thought and theory. It's still a time of war, though; the Mandalorian Wars are raging across the Outer Rim, disrupting peace and security.

If I had to sum up KOTOR, I'd say that it's Farscape in the Star Wars universe. Scans beneath the cut )

If you like Star Wars and you like Farscape (or Firefly, I guess there's a little Firefly in it too), you will probably like Knights of the Old Republic. The entire series run is out in trade paperback (ten volumes) and, as of tomorrow, in omnibus (three volumes). (Here on Tales from Another World and here on Amazon.) Individual issues are also available digitally on Dark Horse Comics. (Looks like they've got the omnibuses, too.)

As an extra treat, John Jackson Miller also does author's notes and trivia for everything he writes (the Kenobi notes are amazing), which are on his website here for KOTOR.


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