a garden in riotous bloom
Beautiful. Damn hard. Increasingly useful.
other gardeners 
maunzikation: Blue-haired person in front of a wall with colorful glow in the dark galaxy-things and sheep. (Default)
Here you go: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-hmpQx2aFA3xi2CdhoiMop9Avg4eutCUyFkw-cqDpCAT8XA/viewform

This is not mine, I'm only sharing. It is made by cassolotl, you can find them by that name on mastodon (cybre.space), twitter and tumblr.

It's mostly just for fun, but the results will be interesting nonetheless :) (Oooh do I love surveys and weird language things. *floofs exitedly*)
20 August 2017 07:41 - Day 4 Reveals 2017
klb: (Default)
Twisted up in Golden Strands (Les Misérables - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] samyazaz, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: It starts like this: with Enjolras's father, drunk and desperate that his only daughter marry before she becomes a spinster, accosting a wealthy-looking stranger at the market and directing his attention to her.
With a thoughtless boast, her father crying, "Look at her there in the sunlight, look at her hair, see how she turns straw into gold? Isn't she beautiful?", too loud and too bold for the crowded marketplace.
With a knock at the door, some days later, and a man in the king's livery standing at attention on the other side, reading a decree, and the sudden sense that the world has dropped out from under Enjolras's feet.

A Day in the Life (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lucifuge5
Summary: What it says on the tin with: Shenanigans! Action! Adventure! Romance! Kissing! (Sam and Bucky's lives are EXTRA, OK?) SO EXTRA

Sergeant Barnes and the Winter Soldier (Captain America (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] bluegeekEM, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] madnads
Summary: Not long after his capture during the war and subsequent status as a lab rat, Bucky Barnes begins to see him. Bucky doesn't know exactly whats going on; what he does know is that the man shares his face, looks like a ghost, and Bucky seems to be the only one who can see him.

shine brightly in your eyes (My Chemical Romance, Bandom, Frank Iero and the Patience, frnkiero andthe cellabration, Comics Industry RPF, Gerard Way and the Hormones)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] akamine_chan, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tipsy_Kitty
Summary: Gerard spends a lot of time looking out the window of his art studio, watching the New York City street below. And maybe has a little crush on the guy who keeps giving him parking tickets.

Paw-lease (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] kellifer_fic, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty
Summary: Stiles thinks about Scott when it happens, tries to get some, y'know, perspective. He thinks about Scott, that there are worse things that can happen when you get hit with an unexpected dose of something. When the device that had been left behind as a last little screw you by the fae they'd been dealing with blew up in his hands he could've been reduced to tomato paste on the walls.
Instead, he has a tail and little pointy striped tabby ears on the top of his head.

I've Found a New Baby (Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] thefourthvine, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Itís an embarrassing clichÈ, I know, but there was an actual basket, made of what looked to be actual wicker, actually sitting there. It was oval and large and had spaces for handholds on either end; for a minute, I thought it was full of laundry, and my mind spun an image of a ghost laundress. Then the small hand emerged from the basket, waved around for a minute, and smacked down again.

One Piece Omake Collection (One Piece)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Syr, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong
Summary: Five things that could have happened in One Piece. Includes: Chubby Bunny with swords, Pants eating ice cream, Reindeer puberty, Franky's Cyborg Index, Maze Castle, and Anatomy questions.
cereta: Laura Cereta (cereta)
Dear Amy: My daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first child. My husband has a granddaughter, but this will be MY first grandchild. My husband and I have been together for more than 16 years and have helped raise each other’s children.

I love his granddaughter and I don’t want her feelings to be hurt by announcing on social media that I am expecting my first grandchild. She is 8 years old and knows that I am her father’s stepmother, but I still don’t want to hurt her. Whenever she comes over, my husband and I both spoil her (like grandparents should), but she has always favored her “Papa.”

The problem for me is that I am much younger than my husband, and I didn’t want my social media friends to think that I was old enough to have an 8-year-old grandchild.

How can I say that I am expecting my first grandchild without making her feel like she doesn’t count?

— Grandma to Be

Dear Grandma: I appreciate your sensitivity about this situation, but I have news for you — you are already a “Grandma.” You have been one for the past eight years, and for you to try to find a way to deny this now that you are about to have a “real” grandchild in your life is all about your own vanity.

Your young granddaughter wouldn’t be the only person surprised (and possibly hurt) by the revelation that she isn’t your grandchild. Her parents, especially the parent you “helped to raise,” would likely be quite wounded.

I could also venture a guess that the reason your granddaughter has always favored her “Papa” is because you are signaling to her in a variety of ways that she is a placeholder for the real grandchild who will someday come along and claim your heart.

I became a grandmother quite young — at least it seemed so at the time, because I wasn’t prepared for this life stage. But family comes to you in different ways and at different times, whether or not you’re ready (or “old enough”) for it.

And so now the thing to do is to take to social media to announce your joy at the birth of your second grandchild.
19 August 2017 08:51 - Day 3 Reveals 2017
shmaylor: (Default)
Afternoon Delights (Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Iron Man (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mangacat, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] silkylustre
Summary: Pepper Potts is so stressed she doesn't even have time for a Girl's Night Out. Natasha brings her an unusally relaxing gift.

An Herbalist’s Task (Dragon Age II)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jaden56, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: While searching for potion ingredients on the Wounded Coast, Anders comes into contact with a flower that has very potent - and unfortunate - side effects.

Look, Don't Touch (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] melly_diamond, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] readbythilia
Summary: Against all odds, Derek has found his forever in the person of one Jackson Whittemore, the man who broke down his walls (or at least found a chink in them) and dragged him back into the real world of love, relationships, and now, marriage. Well, almost marriage. Not quite yet, but soon.
Unless Stiles Stilinski has his way. Far from the skinny geek he once was, he now makes his living shaking his sweet ass for fun and profit, and when he shows up at the Whittemore-Hale bachelor party, he starts a ripple effect that might shake Derek’s walls to the ground.

Caitlin Snow Needs a Hug (The Flash (TV 2014), Supergirl (TV 2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Caitlin runs away, but that's okay because there's hugs where she ends up.

Sibelius' Eighth (Oxford Time Travel Universe - Connie Willis)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] lirin, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] idellaphod
Summary: Ever since the net had reopened to objects, Dunworthy had been given plenty of suggestions for what could be retrieved. A script for a lost play, books from a lost library...or the sheet music for a lost symphony.

Pillow Talk (Common Law (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] jaegermighty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] wingedwords
Summary: Travis' eyes widen. From Wes' vantage point, looming over his upside-down head, the expression is almost cartoonish. "You don't actually think we still need therapy?"

Recalculating (Stargate Atlantis)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] HYPERFocused, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: Whoever they are, they're always them.

Let's Go Steal a First Order Ship (Leverage, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] cantarina, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] cantarina
Summary: Or rather
Five Times Poe Dameron Broke the Law Because of a Group of Pesky Thieves, a not!fic because kissing.
18 August 2017 22:44 - [personal profile] oakfarm wants to make their own ketchup....
conuly: (Default)
It should be pretentious and snobbish to say: “Sure I eat hot dogs, I have homemade mustard and homemade lingonberry ketchup on it”. Then to take the DIY philosophy serious you have to make the hot dog yourself.

Context sounds delicious!
18 August 2017 09:14 - Day 2 Reveals 2017
paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
Fixing Everyone's Troubles But Mine: A Love Story (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies), Captain America (Movies), Hawkeye (Comics))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] blue_pointer, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: When Tony falls in lust with a straight bartender from Brooklyn, can Clint make magic happen? A little bribery, stalking, and seduction later, the answer may be...no.
But this isn't your run-of-the-mill RomCom. Hawkeye and his sidekick Bucky have a neighborhood to defend from the tracksuit mafia. When a heist goes terribly wrong, can Iron Man save the day?

there's a light on in the hallway (so you know i'm here) (Bandom, My Chemical Romance)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] doctorkilljoy, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lucifuge5
Summary: After a rough night, Gerard discovers a surprising secret about his neighbor, Ray Toro.

Six-Thirty Sharp (Critical Role (Web Series))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] argentumlupine, [archiveofourown.org profile] bienenalster, [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] Jadesfire, [archiveofourown.org profile] jediseagull, [archiveofourown.org profile] kalakirya, [archiveofourown.org profile] KDHeart, [archiveofourown.org profile] Readbyanalise010, [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande, [archiveofourown.org profile] UstolemyNAME
Summary: It's just another day in the studio, but something's not quite right.

The Wellborn (The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ritterssport, [archiveofourown.org profile] Sunquistadora, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Shmaylor
Summary: Irene and Gen need to have a baby for political reasons, despite not especially wanting to. Gen is intersex, making this difficult, so they enlist Costis to help.

Not in the Report (Star Trek: The Original Series)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] snowynight, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira
Summary: While accurate mission reports are required by Starfleet regulation, Spock choose not to include some of the mission details concerning Jim and himself as they are not necessary for the fleet's examination.

i love you a latte (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] kellifer_fic, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: "You... want me to come to your family reunion?"
"Yes."
"And you'll come to my best friend's wedding as...my... date?" Stiles thinks the whole proposition bears repeating.
"Yes," Derek says again, brows furrowing like he's starting to regret asking.

The Last on Your Path (The Pretender (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] the_rck, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] fred_mouse
Summary: Sydney's seeing things he knows can't be real. Eventually, he has to listen anyway.
17 August 2017 23:15 - 2 links 17 August 2017
sasha_feather: Retro-style poster of skier on pluto.   (Default)
Eric Deggans on NPR (All Things Considered):

Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/11/542668400/netflix-abc-portrayals-of-autism-still-fall-short-critics-say

You can read or listen to this piece, which is about "The Good Doctor" and "Atypical".
17 August 2017 09:19 - Day 1 Reveals 2017
klb: (Default)
die before Methuselah (Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] girlmarauders, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Padme and Obi-Wan in self-imposed exile on Tatooine.

A Surprise at the Ball (Allerleirauh | All-Kinds-Of-Fur (Fairy Tale))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] LadyBrooke, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] podfic_lover
Summary: Allerleirauh, from the perspective of the officials and newspapers.

Choose Your Own Inquisitor (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] Kess, [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong, [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: A Choose Your Own Adventure story, DAI style.

Those who try to take a stroll, Are sure to get the klink (Captain America (Movies), Captain America - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] zombieunicorn, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Vaysh
Summary: After the Battle of Azzano, Bucky is somehow the senior most officer of the 107th left alive. Now, keeping his guys breathing is a much bigger war that fighting the Krauts.

The Pesky Superhero Job (Leverage, Supergirl (TV 2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] theleanansidhe
Summary: The crew decide to take down a white collar criminal in National City. It goes about as well as expected.

Five Times Christian Eriksen Helped His Teammates With Their Problems (Football RPF)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] ItsADrizzit, [archiveofourown.org profile] WhiteHaru37, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] annapods, [archiveofourown.org profile] Arioch, [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] frecklebombfic, [archiveofourown.org profile] fulldaysdrive, [archiveofourown.org profile] ItsADrizzit, [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] WhiteHaru37, [archiveofourown.org profile] wingedwords
Summary: Christian Eriksen has a lot of love for his Hotspur teammates, even if it does get him caught up in their antics and drama.
In which Chris just wants to ignore his feelings, Dele and Dier need to talk it out, Son Heung-min is a ridiculous human being, and everyone sends far too many text messages.

A Place at Home in the Stars (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies), Iron Man (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] DuendeVerde4
Summary: Peter totally doesn't like-like Tony Stark, except that he does.

Love at First Swipe (Les Misérables - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] within_a_dream, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] fulldaysdrive
Summary: This is going to be Cosette's year. She's going off to college, which means she can turn over a new leaf and start dating. If that means working up the nerve to use Tinder, so be it.
lilysea: Serious (Default)
oh and a warm apple. like, a really warm apple. warmer than my teeth when i bit into it. no offense but. why. did they microwave this apple? did they store it in a dragon's mouth before allowing me to purchase it? did this apple recently return from a trip to the surface of the sun?

Context is the slings and arrows of working in the food service industry.

lilysea: Serious (Default)

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My stepfather’s grandson’s wedding is black-tie optional, and my stepfather’s children are renting him a tux. My mom, who is 90, thought she would wear a nice pants outfit with a dressy jacket, and is resistant to buying something new. She has been through a lot this year (treatment for lymphoma, cancer surgery, and she recently fell and broke her pelvis, so she is in a lot of pain).

I and my three sisters (my mom’s only children) live on the opposite coast, but we are now being pressured by the mother of the groom (my stepfather’s daughter) and my stepfather to see that she is outfitted appropriately -- not just for the wedding, but also for the rehearsal dinner (cocktail attire) and the wedding breakfast to be held the day after the wedding.

They have also expressed concerns about the shoes my mother prefers (very safe, comfortable, but not at all dressy). My sister even heard my stepfather tell her that if she doesn’t get something new to wear, she can stay home and not attend the wedding or other events.

My mother doesn’t stand up for herself, unfortunately. Two of us will be traveling to see her soon, and plan to take her shopping. My sister is even purchasing a few things for my mom that she will bring with her, in the hopes that maybe something will fit and work for this event.

Personally, I think it is extremely superficial of them to dictate what she wears (especially since the wedding is six months from now!). If it were me, I would just be thrilled they are both well enough to attend, regardless of how they are dressed.

Is my mother wrong to resist the request to buy something more formal? Or should the step-family back off?

GENTLE READER: What happened to the “optional” part?

While Miss Manners always advocates dressing properly for the occasion -- and generally abhors “optional,” as it just invites chaos -- the particulars of your mother’s dress seem to be unduly fixated upon here. There is certainly a lot of undue angst being put into this poor woman’s wardrobe that seemingly requires three separate outfits and uncomfortable, possibly dangerous, shoes.

If your mother can reasonably be jollied into the shopping expedition or accepts one of your sister’s choices for one new outfit, fine. But if not, please talk to your stepfather about “backing off.” Surely this cannot really be worth all of this fuss.

16 August 2017 17:59 - uh, ciao!
tvfission: (Default)
Name: Alicia Joan or AJ
Age: 25
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I am an acquired taste but overall very easy to get along with! A friendly, bisexual, karaoke-fiend that loves to write/roleplay, draw, and watch disturbing videos willingly at night. I'm a sucker for being creeped out. Have I mentioned I'm a weirdo? But a weirdo who loves to make friends!

Top 5 fandoms: To be quite honest, it's really only American Horror Story, Preacher, annddd The Office. I am constantly watching The Office. I realize it's been over for quite a while but that means nothing! Nothing, I say!

I mostly post about: My personal life and what-have-you. If not that: an article, new music I've discovered, maybe a selfie here or there, and pix of my pups! I just recently registered on the site so I have very few posts up right now.

I rarely post about: Politics, only because I use FB primarily for that. But I am not opposed to following folks that do, as I like to engage in discussion sometimes - especially if you're looking for one!

My three last posts were about: My loneliness and lack of friends, haha. I promise that will change and is not a constant. I was simply amusing myself. ;)

How often do you post? I will probably start out posting often but it may slow down as I have adult things that need my attention more. I'm taking care of my dad at the moment and that's where most of my focus is at when not here or other social platforms!

How about commenting? I will likely comment more than post. But that's so I keep in touch with everyone. My life doesn't provide a great deal of interesting things to talk about right now, so! I'm also trying this new thing where I don't dwell on negative crap like I used to. It's working out nicely! 

(This doesn't describe my day, but the kid's face cracks me up and I have a similar distaste for vodka myself, haha.)



14 August 2017 23:46 - Posting Schedule 2017
paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
Here's the posting schedule. The mods will reveal the work on AO3, so all participants might want to do on that day is update the posting date on their work, so it'll show up on fandom RSS feeds. Unfortunately, AO3 won't let you list a posting date in the future, so you'll have to manually change it on the day you want it to show on the RSS.

Please be sure to have your work ready for your reveal day, with the podfic links and streaming in the body of the work. The mods will check all posts prior to their posting date and contact you with any issues we see, but please double-check your own posts as well in case we miss something. Mods will reveal on AO3 and crosspost to this comm on DW and Tumblr. Once the project is live, you're free to crosspost wherever else you'd like.

Reminder #1: Party Favors are due August 26, and will be posted August 27.
Reminder #2: To those participants with extensions, please remember that your due date is our agreed-upon extension date, not your posting date. However, if you would like to turn in a postable draft at your deadline and then update it between then and your posting date, you may.

Schedule )
14 August 2017 21:39 - Pinch Hitters' Prompts
morbane: Picture of girl riding bear with text "Co-Mod" (onceuponfic)
Several excellent pinch hitters have been given assignments to work on, and some of them are not signed up to this exchange. This is a post where people who are pinch hitting but didn't submit a sign-up can list prompts for possible gifts.

Other participants and passers-by: these may be the prompts you've been waiting to treat! Please have a look.

Pinch hitters, you're encouraged to build your prompts from the nominated tags (on AO3 | in a Dreamwidth table), but you are also welcome to suggest other AU prompts in the spirit of the exchange that fit into the nominated fandoms.

We still have one outstanding pinch hit for Prince of Tennis, Tiger & Bunny, and Attack on Titan, and more may arise. Future pinch hitters are welcome to add their prompts to this post after claiming and confirming a pinch hit.

Gifts for pinch hitters must be posted by 10 September 9am CDT.
13 August 2017 22:55 - Lingering Pinch Hits For GenEx
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There are two lingering pinch hits for GenEx:

Pinch Hit 1 - Alias (TV), Jason Bourne (2016), Dark Angel, The Vampire Diaries (TV), Wolverine (Movies)
Letter URL: http://slippery-fish.dreamwidth.org/2269981.html

Pinch Hit 4 - Law & Order: SVU, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Crossover Fandom, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, Chicago Justice (TV)
Letter URL: http://sidewinder.dreamwidth.org/1642094.html

If you are willing to claim either of these pinch hits, please either comment on this Dreamwidth post or email me at genexmoderator@gmail.com with your AO3 name and the number of the pinch hit you wish to claim. Pinch hits are due on the 5th of September.

Even if you can’t claim a pinch hit, I’d be much obliged if you could reblog this Tumblr post to spread the word about the lingering pinch hits.

AO3 Collection | Tag Set
Tumblr | LiveJournal RSS Feed
Requests summary | Signup summary | Letters post
Schedule | Rules and FAQ
 

13 August 2017 02:20 - 1 link from Nicola Griffith
sasha_feather: the back of furiosa's head (furiosa: back of head)
Nicola Griffith:

An Open Letter to All Writing Programmes, Workshops, and Retreats (July 27, 2017)

https://nicolagriffith.com/2017/07/27/an-open-letter-to-all-writing-programmes-workshops-and-retreats

So here’s a public promise: after I have fulfilled my immediate contractual obligations, I will no longer support in any way any writing-related programme or organisation that does not have a public commitment to and specific timetable for becoming accessible. I will call on other writers to do the same.
11 August 2017 21:41 - PH reminder and encouragement
benedict: (mod bee)
Hi! Deadline is approaching on September 4th! 3 weeks from now!

Unfortunately, we still have one PH left! It is Prince of Tennis, Tiger & Bunny, Attack on Titan and located here for claiming! Please take a look at it and volunteer if you can. And keep an eye on the community for future pinch hits!

Thank you!

I hope everyone is having a great time writing!
10 August 2017 22:58 - 1 Link: Netflix's "Atypical"
sasha_feather: Retro-style poster of skier on pluto.   (Default)
Mickey Rowe at Teen Vogue:
"Netflix's "Atypical" Was a Major Disappointment for Autism Representation"

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/netflix-atypical-autism-representation

In watching the show, I noticed that it seems to play into stereotypes that I’ve experienced firsthand that could have easily been avoided and that may present damaging information about autistic people. There is so much misinformation about autism in part because we nearly always learn about autism from non-autistic people, instead of learning about autism from autistic adults.
10 August 2017 16:55 - Nonverbal Communication in SF
jesse_the_k: drawings of white hand in ASL handshapes W T F (WTF)
Seems like the "Universal Translators" are always auditory, eh?

Lynne Thomas of Uncanny Magazine writes about her daughter Caitlin, who doesn't speak and communicates a lot. Lynne reviews the overwhelming privilege of the spoken word in SF:

https://www.themarysue.com/caitlin-is-not-groot/

One of the commenters points out that Marvel has a new, nonverbal, hero coming:

http://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/08/04/inhumans-black-bolt-communicates-through-medusa/
8 August 2017 20:30 - Chicago
par_avion: collage of intl air mail stickers (Default)
Anyone in or near Chicago tomorrow night -

I can't use my ticket to the 7:30 Hamilton show.

Face value is $82 and change.
7 August 2017 19:21 - Good Evening.
londonskies: (Default)
Name: Katie
Age: 36
Location: Central Coast California

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I work full time in a doctors office in medical records. I'm in the process of writing the second draft of a book. I love to hike and exercise as it helps with my depression. I love to travel, read, go to concerts and hang out with friends. I also help with the local film festival every year.

Top 5 Fandoms: LOST, Twin Peaks, Harry Potter

I mostly post about: Work, depression and trying to keep it balanced, my writing, hiking, my niece and nephew, travel, books, music, and throw in a touch of sarcasm.

I rarely post about: Politics (It's okay if you do. I probably will ignore that part of your entry.), When my depression hits, I try to talk about the positive and not the negative side of it.

My last three posts were about: My friends page. I am just getting started into journaling again. I was big on Greatestjournal and Insane Journal. These days my IJ friends page never moves. I miss the connecting.

How often do you post? As often as I feel like writing. It could be 5 times a week more or less.

How about commenting? I will comment if I have something to say in the post.
7 August 2017 17:22 - Podfic Submission Checklist
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Hi everyone!

We've been getting some questions about how to submit podfics, so here's a quick checklist of steps to follow:

If you are using our hosting:
  • Email us your mp3 file and any other file you'd like us to host, including m4b and/or cover art

  • Add a streaming option to your AO3 entry. You can get code for embedded streaming here or here.

  • Add a direct download option to your AO3 entry. Remember, all downloads must be available directly from AO3 (no clicking through to a different site).

  • Send us an email to let us know that your podfic has been added to your entry. We'll double-check it and email you back to tell you whether everything looks good from our end. If not, we'll talk you through fixing any final issues we notice.


If you are using your own hosting:
  • Add a streaming option to your AO3 entry. You can get code for embedded streaming here or here.

  • Add a direct download option to your AO3 entry. Remember, all downloads must be available directly from AO3 (no clicking through to a different site).

  • Send us an email to let us know that your podfic has been added to your entry. We'll double-check it and email you back to tell you whether everything looks good from our end. If not, we'll talk you through fixing any final issues we notice.


As a reminder, the early submission deadline is August 9th, and all podfics are due August 13th. If you are unable to submit by August 13th, please contact us to get an extension, and let us know the length of extension (up to 7 days) that you need. Extension requests must be made on or before August 13th.

I believe that's everything, but if you think of any remaining questions, feel free to ask them in the comments here.
7 August 2017 15:33 - [personal profile] sapote has rather unexpectedly found herself responsible for a Bird
rydra_wong: dreamsheep with spork and "SheepSpork" logo; no, it wouldn't make any more sense if you saw it  (dreamwidth -- sheepspork)
I would say having a bird is like a very very very very minor version of having a small child except that it's more like having a tiny version of myself, age 32, viz:


8 am:

me: Good morning little sunshine! How are you? Wakey wakey!
Bird, glowering: enhhhhhh
Bird, half an hour later: enhhhhhhh
Bird, forty-five minutes later, still hiding under covered portion of cage: ENHHHHHH
Bird, minute 53: ::glumly meanders over to the seed tray::
Bird, minute 60: okay. okay. okay. Chirp.

Bird, hours 2 - 18: CHIRP. Chirp? Chirp! CHIRP.
Bird: WHAT IS THAT
Me: that's your swing, bird, it's been here forever.
Bird: IT IS MY ENEMY.
Bird: it is my friend?
Bird: I think I'm going to flirt with it.
Bird: I think I'm going to KICK IT. HWAH! HWAH!
Bird: IT ATTACKED ME RUN RUN RUN RUN
Bird: ... ... ... what is THAT?

Bird: the bell goes ding!
Bird: the bell goes ding!
Bird, four hours later: Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! THE BELL, IT GOES DING.

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