http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Dear-Abby-Serial-father-keeps-chummy-11237805.phpDear Abby: I recently met a 28-year-old father of three I~Rm interested in. He seems wonderful. He's a hard worker, takes care of his responsibilities and is an amazing father to his children. They~Rre all still very little, but they're great kids. The only thing that~Rs been on my mind lately is he has a lot of baggage. Those kids are from three different women. He gets along with all of them very well, to the point that they sometimes do stuff together with the children. They go out to places, or sometimes he invites them over to his place to swim in the pool. I understand that he has to maintain a healthy relationship with his exes for the sake of the children, but I never thought it would be this 'healthy.' I have never experienced something like this. I appreciate him being up front about everything, but I can't stop thinking about it. Am I overreacting?
Dear Three's Company: I don't think so. While I admire the man's devotion to his children -- not to mention his skilled diplomatic ability -- it does appear that he has a problem making a lasting commitment to a woman. Unless you would seriously consider joining this 'harem,' I urge you to religiously practice contraception. If you would like children in the future, it would be better to approach it with someone who isn't as marriage-phobic as this young man appears to be.
All pinch hits are in. Unless I find something terribly wrong or somebody deletes their account we are good for opening at 23:59 Zulu on 30 June. The collection has now been updated to reflect that it will be opening on time.
Power Rangers nomination! Do you mean the television show? We can't tell.
Shadow Hunters nomination! The tag: "AU: 2x03 True love's kiss awakens Alec Malec accidental soulbond + parabatai (Shadowhunters)" requires some clarification because we are confused. Please comment and explain a bit more what you mean.
Leverage and Lethal Weapon nominations! Please remove your crossover ships (replace them if you wish): Relationship: Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon) & Mr. Quinn (Leverage) under Lethal Weapon and Relationship: Lindsey McDonald (AtS) & Eliot Spencer under Leverage.
*walks in late* Hello, new neighbours! Please be my friend! Wait, don't leave!
Name: Mer/waketosleep (my old LJ was stripedpetunia)
Age: 29 (for three years now)
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: IG is alarmingllamas and a great place to see pointless photos of my cat; I'm active on twitter as @alarmallama and my AO3 handle is waketosleep.
Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I'm a cis bi woman going into my second year of law school, because my last career decision was very regrettable, and I was diagnosed with ADHD a year and a half ago so that's been an exciting combination. I've been writing in fandom for ~15 years but between the ADHD and the law school and how much of your life can be swallowed up by trying to pay bills, I don't write as often as I used to. My other interests include TV shows, knitting and crochet, the CFL (I'm a Stamps fan), Canadian politics, cola bottle gummy candy, linguistics (that's the bachelor's degree--syntax and SLA what uppp) and video games, but of course that list is far from exhaustive because my interest is easily captured by new and shiny things. I'm on tenterhooks waiting to see who the new Chief Justice of the SCC will be (I'm hoping Justice Abella). That's what law school does to you; don't go to law school.
Top 5 Fandoms:
When it comes to creative contributions such as fic, in no specific order:
- Star Wars
- Star Trek AOS -- I'm not super engaged with this fandom anymore but I think it's the one I'm most associated with, fic-wise
- Mass Effect
I am enthusiastic and will talk your face off about a lot of other TV/games/books/etc, but my actual online fandom engagement is more limited to the above things and whatever else I've written fic for in the last 3-4 years.
I mostly post about: I've been on DW since it launched and spurred one of the first major LJ emigrations but haven't posted much since Tumblr killed journaling and my circle turned to crickets. I'd like to try and get back into it. Expect AO3 shares of new fic I write and random posts about whatever media I'm watching, with less frequent, slightly more personal posts about things like life updates/craft projects/complaining about law school and law students and the law. Some of those I lock, depending on their content. I'm also open to discussing my adventures with ADHD.
My last three posts were about: *checks* ...A Star Wars fic, a Six of Crows fic and a roundup of good things that happened to me in 2016.
How often do you post? How about commenting? I've never been a daily poster but I'm going to try to up the ante from twice a year. I'll set a goal for weekly. I respond to comments on my posts and I like to comment on your posts when I have something to say. Comment-thread conversations are one of the things I miss most about journaling.
Hi! I'm having a bit of a problem here. I wanted to edit a layout I made for a friend to use on her community. It has a fixed navigation at the bottom of the page which I don't know if could be causing this problem, but the sidebar looks right on recent entries page but it looks wonky everywhere else.
I have it testing here
so you can look through the css. If you could help me out a bit D: I would be very grateful.
Pokemon Gameverse (HGSS, Kanto focus, with frequent mention of other gens/regions)Characters/Pairings:
Green/Red. Supporting cast includes Professor Oak, Kris, Silver, Leaf, Daisy Oak, Red's Mom, Red's Pikachu, Green's Eevee, and a whole plethora of OCs. The fic takes place 13 years after the events of the games, so the characters are all a little older.Rating & Warnings:
The fic is rated T. Major themes are trauma recovery, difficult/fraught family situations, near death experiences, second chances, the ocean, and forgiveness. Overall, the fic is meant to be uplifting rather than dark.Estimated Fic Length:
30-35k, probably? Four out of the five parts are written and it's 25k so far. I mostly need a beta for parts 3 (7k) and 4 (8k), and maybe part 5 when it's finished. Though if you wanted to look at the first two parts I wouldn't say no
You can read the first chapter here
if you'd like a preview. I'm looking for a beta with knowledge of the pokemon universe, who would be willing to give feedback on everything ranging from wordiness, word choice, spelling, and grammar to pacing, character voices, repetition, and anything else you'd like really. I adore constructive criticism, please critique me to within an inch of my life! But please don't be mean about it, that's all.
I'd be more than happy to beta your fic in return! I mostly hail from anime fandom (you can see the list of anime I'm familiar with here
), I also know homestuck even though that fandom is dead, and I live in pokemon fandom too, of course. Alternatively, if you only want spelling/grammar/etc. help and a knowledge of the universe isn't necessary, I'm willing to lend a hand. I'm especially useful if you need medical fact-checking, as I am a health professional.
You can leave a comment here, or my e-mail is email@example.com. Thank you very much for considering!
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sign-ups on ao3 | deadlines | faq | rules | pinch hitter sign-ups | contact a mod Link: dcmultiversity Description:
Have you ever read a story and wondered: What an amazing story! But what if…?
Well here's your chance to take a crack at that what if
. This is an anonymous remix challenge for Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Vixen. Key dates:
- present-July 15: DC Multiversity Remix is open for sign ups
- July 16: sign ups close
- July 22: fanworks are assigned to everyone who signed up for the challenge
- August 5: first check-in
- August 26: second check-in
- September 9: remixes due (complete and posted to the DC Multiversity Remix collection on AO3)
- September 24: DC Multiversity Remix collection goes live
- October 1: authors revealed
- thinking about:
due: 2017-09 (sep), fandom: arrow, fandom: constantine, fandom: dc universe, fandom: legends of tomorrow, fandom: medium-sized fandoms, fandom: multifandom, fandom: small fandoms, fandom: supergirl, fandom: the flash, format: exchange, format: remix, frequency: annual, keyword: remix, medium: fic, posting: 2017-09 (sep), sign-up/claiming: now
Hi, everyone! This is just a heads up that we're going to have to reject
some messed up nominations and would like to remind you of the rules
, here's a sample of well-formatted nomination slate:
Character is for characters/relationship, and Relationship is for AUs!
Please check your nomination and make sure you’re using the right slots for the tags you want! Do NOT put relationships in the field marked “Relationships”! We know it is counter-intuitive, but we need you to work with us here - this will allow matching to work.Problem two
: Fandoms with less than 2 AUs will get purged! Fandoms still in need of more include: Gilmore Girls, X-Files, Charmed, and others! Please check the tagset
to make sure your chosen fandoms have enough AUs stay in the tagset.EDIT
: Quick addendum! Please keep your crossovers to the AU section! Please do not put crossovers in the character area.
Today is our first check-in! You can check in over email or on this DW post (the comments on this post are screened, so your check-in here will be private between you and the mods).
Now is also a good time to touch base with your partner(s). Remember that sharing your work-in-progress with your partner(s) is mandatory, and that the minimum requirement is once per check-in. That means that, if you haven't already shared what you have so far, now is the time to do so. Partners, don’t forget to give feedback/encouragement on the work-in-progress when you see it!
Completed writing is due in 3 weeks, on Saturday July 15th. When you check in this weekend, let us know if you feel on track for that deadline so far. We'd also love to know what's going well in your group and any concerns you may have about your group or your project.
It's very early in the game, so if you are anticipating difficulty, this would be a great time to start discussing problem-solving options. We're extremely committed to making sure all participants have as positive an experience as possible! And if everything’s going awesome, YAY, we can’t wait to hear all about it!
The deadline for regular assignments has passed. Pinch hits are due on the 27th. A small number of extensions were requested and granted.
Nominations have begun
! The main nominations guide is HERE
and a longer FAQ is HERE
We are already seeing nominations that do not follow guidelines. Please make sure you use the CHARACTER field for characters and relationships only, and use the RELATIONSHIPS field for AU tags only. Tags entered in the wrong field may not be approved.
Please especially check our GUIDELINES
for related fandoms and franchises.
Thank you, and we'll get to approving shortly!
I'm sort of trying to find something...fandom friends, or maybe just friends.
I'm looking for ppl over 18. Preferably towards my end of the age spectrum. Lgbt parents. People into femslash and people who aren't overly into m/m pairing in their fandoms. People who get social anxiety. Poets and writers.
Anyone else. I don't mind.
I'm 35, bi, genderfluid, married with a kid. I live in Wales, I work in a pharmacy and write fiction and poetry too.
I've got five cats and four chickens.
I will always love Stargate (SG-1 and SGA) and Trek (TNG, DS9, VOY) I have passing interests in other and currently love Dragon Age, MCU, Steven Universe, Brooklyn 99. I don't write as much fanfic as I used to still have a lot of ideas peculating up there. I miss being part of fandom though I've always felt like I was on the fringes.
I ship f/f and het mostly, and I read that too but I will write anything. Any pairing. I'm either mental or gifted. Not sure which.
I love old films from the beggining to the 70s. Love MST3K. The new series was great. I love crap films, I hate reboots but I will watch them sometimes.
I have a post here
that has more about me if you want to check it out.
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
! Please go and nominate your fandoms, characters/relationships, and ideas for alternate universes!
explains how to nominate and how you’ll use nominated tags in your sign-up. Check there first if you have a question, then please ask by email (AUex@fandom.exchange) or by comment if something’s not clear. Some nominations-specific tips:
You want to be as clear as possible what you mean with the AU - not just so the mods know what you mean, but so that someone coming along later is on the same page as you about what they’re requesting or offering. Example: A bit vague:
AU: Phoenix Doesn't Die (Marvel Comics) Better:
AU: Jean Grey Is Not Killed By Xorn (Marvel Comics)
Why is this better? Clarity! There are multiple characters named Phoenix who have died multiple times. This way makes it clear which Phoenix you mean and what you want to change.
Your mods are fallible humans [or possibly a menagerie of small animals] who aren’t familiar with all canons. Please be around to answer questions if necessary, and please be willing to work with us to create tags that makes sense to most! AND REMEMBER
- Fandom tags go in the “Fandom” field - see the FAQ for guidelines on the fandom tags for franchises
- AU tags go in the “Relationship” field, always start with “AU:”, and include the fandom or an abbreviation at the end in brackets
- Relationship tags, whether platonic or romantic, go in the “Character” field, always start with “Relationship:”, and include the fandom name or an abbreviation at the end in brackets
- Romantic or sexual relationships are indicated by a slash, like Relationship: Benjamin Sisko/Kira Nerys (Star Trek Original Timeline)
- Platonic relationships are indicated by a spaced ampersand, like Relationship: Harry & Luna & Neville (Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling)
- Character tags go in the “Character” field, and may include the fandom name at the end in brackets if it’s a common name that could fit in several canons. [Matching is OR, so a character nominated by themselves may give rise to a work that is only about that character or has them as the only focus.]
: We will now be allowing you to request 20 AUs per fandom in the final sign up.EDIT 2
: Please look at the tag set! Are there any tags that don't make sense to you? Please ask about them! If you can't tell what the nominator wanted, ask now, and we can discuss a tag that ensures everyone's on the same page. We know that if people interpret a tag very differently, sadness can ensue.
Fandom: Arrowverse (all of it)
Characters/Pairings: All of them. Pairings are all canon.
Rating & Warnings: Unknown at this time, unlikely to be NC-17 but very likely to be R.
Estimated Fic Length: Unknown at this time; chapter one is complete and almost 4,500 words.
Beta type: Looking for grammar, spelling, style, sentence structure, does it make sense.
Harshness: I'm not looking for someone to say "OMGs this is so awesome there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with it!" but I want criticism to be constructive. I want to know what's wrong with it so I can fix it. I may not take all suggestions, but I definitely want to hear them.
Notes: This is an ongoing, multi-part, multi-chapter project so a long-term beta who is dedicated to the work is required. Someone who has seen all of the current episodes of the four major DCTV shows (Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash). Someone who is pissed off about certain aspects of how The Flash season 3 storyline was handled and would like to see it all rectified. >.> This fic is not for any kind of challenge or fest, it's a labor of love (but also burning need to set things right).
If you would be interested in joining a Discord server for fanfiction writers, please consider joining Metamorprose. The rules and policies are simple and accessible on the server itself and are displayed in a static location at metamorprose
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More information about Discord, what it is, and how to use the server are on the comm. Happy writing!
I'm Sam and I am nonbinary, afab. I have never really felt like I have belonged in a community like this and I hope that will change. I respond to female pronouns mostly because I don't live in a position where many would respect any others. Given I don't find female pronouns especially triggering I just kind of...live with it? Many friends simply use my name in place of pronouns and I like that.
I don't find my birth name triggering either most of the time; I just don't feel connected to it. If I hear 'Samantha' it simply does not register that someone is talking to me. However if I heard it and know I am being addressed I do find it jarring and uncomfortable. I feel like calling it triggering would be disrespectful to others who struggle far more hearing their dead names. I am privileged that the my birth name has a gender-neutral shortened version and society often immediately asks me 'do you prefer being called something else'?, usually meaning Sammy or Sam and I can then use my preferred name.
I guess for a long time I have felt caught between two worlds. Even as a non-binary person I have been accused of not being non-binary enough because of the things I have mentioned. I just want to find a place that accepts me for who I am I guess and I hope that place is here.
The Thick of ItFIC LINK: Uncertain Sideways StreetsAUTHOR LINK: grenadineRATING/WARNING(S):
T | liberal use of the letter f; spoilers for Spinners and Losers
and the beginning of Season 4WIP?/WORD COUNT:
Complete | 6,300MAIN CHARACTERS:
Nicola Murray, Malcolm Tucker, (Ollie Reeder, Glen Cullen, Julius Nicholson)FIC SUMMARY:
During the election, Nicola Murray hits a wall.RECCER'S NOTES:
Politics fic! Nicola gets a rare chance to shine here, because for all her many (many, many many
) flaws, she was one of the few ideologically honest people in DoSAC. And her voice is brilliant, and the dialogue is brilliant, and the characterisation is brilliant, and of all the fics I want to write on my skin until they can be absorbed as a permanent part of my system, this one's damn well near the top of the list.
And when you're done with that, head to Close Your Eyes and Think of Agincourt
, by the same author and set prior to Uncertain
Rare Male Slash Exchange currently has three open pinch hits looking for a good home!
The deadline is Monday 31 July at 23:59 UTC.
The minimum for fanfic is 1000 words; the minimum for art is a finished piece created entirely by the artist (no icons, manips, etc.). All works must focus on the requested fandom and ship.
If you wish to claim a pinch hit, please comment on the pinch hit post on the RMSE community here
, including your AO3 username and the username/number of the pinch hit you want!Pinch Hit #5: 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS, Big Bang (Band), GOT7, Topp Dogg (Band)Pinch Hit #6: The Vampire Diaries (TV), DC Cinematic Universe, Fast and the Furious Series, Vantage Point (2008), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Bourne (Movies)Pinch Hit #12: Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Justice (TV), Homicide: Life on the Street, Crossover Fandom
Welcome to the Fourth Annual Crossovering exchange! Nominations begin on July 2.
We've implemented a few changes this year. You can read about those here
or you can review the FAQ/rules
. (Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment here.)
June 20 – July 1 (Go to the post.
July 2 – July 15Signups:
July 18 – July 27Assignments sent:
July 30Assignments due:
September 30Final pinch hits due:
October 6Archive goes live:
October 7Authors revealed:
Nominations will run from July 2 through July 15. As a reminder, here's how nominations work and how they affect signups:
- You may nominate up to 8 fandoms. At least for this year, we do not plan to change this maximum, since we've dropped the 2+ nominations requirement.
- If a fandom you nominated has been rejected, it's likely because that fandom was nominated with a slightly different title. (More likely to happen with newer fandoms without canonical tags on AO3.) If you feel a fandom has been rejected in error, please let us know.
- Signups require a minimum of 3 requests with a maximum of 10. For each one, you must request at least 2 fandoms and up to 10.
- Signups require a minimum of 3 offers with a maximum of 10. For each one, you must offer at least 2 fandoms and up to 10.
When nominations begin, we will post more detailed instructions about how to nominate on AO3. (You can also review the FAQ
To pass the time until nominations: brainstorming post! Previously, participants used brainstorming posts to plan their nominations around the 2+ nominations requirement. But as of this year, that requirement no longer applies.
So instead, you can use this post to discuss which fandoms you plan to nominate, to share your ideas for crossovers, or to get suggestions for crossovers from other participants. You can also promote fandoms here, if you'd like.
The X-FilesFIC LINK: Things IntangibleAUTHOR LINK: mimic117RATING/WARNING(S):
PG | very minor spoilers for season 6WIP?/WORD COUNT:
Complete | 4,900MAIN CHARACTERS:
Fox MulderFIC SUMMARY:
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. ~ Oscar WildeRECCER'S NOTES:
A profiler!Mulder story told from the point of view of one of the detectives assigned on the same case as he observes his colleagues' reactions to the famous Spooky Mulder. An enjoyable little one-shot with fine narrative voice and some memorable lines. (Detective Carr shows up in a sequel story, Mileage
, featuring Scully as the Coolest Lecturer Ever.)
Nominations are open for the second round of the Hamiathes' Gift Exchange, a fanfiction and fanart exchange for Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief books. Check out the tag set
and nominate here
The schedule for 2017:
- Character and relationship nominations: June 14th through the 24th at 10 PM EDT
- Signups: June 27th through July 8th, closing at 10 PM EDT
- Assignments sent out: July 10th at the latest
- Fanworks due: August 19th at 10 PM EDT
- Fanworks revealed: August 26th at 10 PM EDT
- Artists/authors revealed: September 2nd at 10 PM EDT
Links of interest:Exchange on AO3
| Exchange on LJ
| Exchange on DW
| Announcements at Tumblr
Fandom: The Librarians
Rating & Warnings: PG, off page oc character death
Estimated Fic Length: 1,251
Notes: This story is for the Librarians shipathon on tumblr. Jake/Ezekiel week is July 29-August 5 so I would need it before then. I mostly need grammar help so I don't believe intimate knowledge about the show is necessary.
Fullmetal Alchemist (all universes)FIC LINK: Stock Market CrashAUTHOR LINK: VIKANRATING/WARNING(S):
Complete | Discussions of genocide, some gore, swearingWIP?/WORD COUNT:
Complete | 30,500MAIN CHARACTERS:
Roy Mustang, Edward ElricFIC SUMMARY:
Stranded in the middle of the Eastern Desert, Roy Mustang must try to get himself and a concussed Edward across it safely before he completely loses his mind.RECCER'S NOTES:
OH GOD THIS FIC. Told from the perspective of an increasingly-unbalanced Roy Mustang, this is a superb story. Though the subject matter is grim, the dialogue is sprinkled with humour - Ed and Roy's acerbic relationship is a joy to read - and it never falls into the trap of navel-gazing that plagues so many fanfics. Mustang is a complex character who's done some truly horrible things, and this story has no qualms in showing that. If it has one flaw it's the proofreading, which left out a number of homophone mistakes, but the rest of the writing is fantastic: vivid and to the point. The story structure keeps the suspense right up till the end.
"Evil, evil thing, to make someone want revenge."
(Happy birfday to meee now here's some SUFFERING)
- thinking about:
- fandom: fullmetal alchemist, - gensploder: longlivehumour, angst, backstory, canon-compliant, characters under a microscope, genocide, hurt/comfort, longer, original characters, ptsd, sense of place, war
MCU / ThorFIC LINK: Road to NowhereAUTHOR LINK: LiseRATING/WARNING(S):
PG | spoilers for Thor: The Dark WorldWIP?/WORD COUNT:
Complete | 27,700MAIN CHARACTERS:
Loki, Thor, FriggaFIC SUMMARY:
When Loki turns up demanding Thor's help on a quest to retrieve the All-Mother from Valhalla, Thor isn't about to say no. But that doesn't mean he's forgotten anything, and what better time than a road trip through the backwaters of the universe for trying to talk things out?RECCER'S NOTES:
Loki and Thor are both very well written - Loki a genuinely twisty bitter bastard, albeit one who loves his mum, and Thor rather more intelligent than many people give him credit for, especially when it comes to his brother. The worlds they pass through are sometimes harmless, often horrifying, and always weird. Hopping across worlds like stepping stones on the way to Hel, and there is, as always in these stories, a catch...
- thinking about:
- fandom: marvel, - fandom: thor, - gensploder: longlivehumour, action, adventure, clever characters being clever, headcanon accepted, horror, hurt/comfort, interdimensional travel, longish, mothers and sons, road trips
Age: Early 30s
Country: Usually the US
Interests and hobbies: I'm a fannish person but not in a single fandom - I'm a butterfly. I like to talk about what I'm reading, watching, or playing now, instead of writing a lot of posts about the same fandom.
Outside of fandom, I'm a graduate student in linguistics who does research in West Africa, and I'm really passionate about languages, especially those outside of Europe. I sometimes dabble in writing original fiction. I post a lot about music.
Looking for:: I miss the days of LJ fandom. I have a tumblr, but it's so impersonal and it's impossible to make friends. Really, it just feels very isolating unless you have a lot of friends there already. I'm looking for people who have a similar approach to journaling on DW as me: People who use it as a way to talk about their interests, and make connections with other people that way. I don't really use my DW as a daily life blog.
Anything else: My journal is mostly open, but I friendslock some fandom stuff. I have a pretty open policy re: grant access. It's mostly just to keep any real-life friends and family who happen to discover my username from knowing too much about my taste in porn (mostly slash, if that matters to you).