[ SECRET POST #4433 ]

Feb. 23rd, 2019 06:03 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #4433 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 43 secrets from Secret Submission Post #635.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #636 ]

Feb. 23rd, 2019 05:54 pm
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #636 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on March 2nd.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

Optional #3: If you would like a transcript to be posted along with your secret, put it along with the link in the comment!

Delights

Feb. 23rd, 2019 09:32 am
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1) We finished off S2 of The Good Fight and I've got to say it's a really enjoyable series. It sucked Mike and me right in and we were happy to hear that S3 will come out next month. Who else has watched it? Did you also burst out laughing at the childbirth scene?

2) I listened to Colin Morgan's radio play A Border Fantasy which involves Brexit discussion (freely available only 2 more days). I was surprised to realize that it was fun to hear him discussing current events, probably because he is notoriously private, has no social media, etc. At least now I know how he says the word "Trump."

3) With all the discussion of data gathering on individuals by online platforms, the actually helpful data that could be gathered about collective activity online is, apparently, considered too costly to do properly.

"When I asked why the company felt it was acceptable to claim in its user interface, documentation and help pages that results are not estimated, to append notices to their graphs that results are not estimated and to have their customer service staff assure customers that results are not estimated, given that they are in reality estimating results, the company did not have an answer other than to protest that it would require more computing power to report absolute numbers.

As a data scientist, the idea that an analytics platform would explicitly state that results represent precise absolute counts, but then secretly use only estimated results, is simply beyond any belief."

Why does that matter to you? Consider who is reporting on that information. Read more... )

4) I thought that this article speculating about future fandom platforms while also looking at the past did a good overall job of discussing the state of things.

5) A pretty apt comparison of the difference between what Pinterest is doing to reduce misinformation on its site, and what YouTube isn't to reduce child predation on its own. Read more... )

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Kudos!
5 (100.0%)



[ SECRET POST #4432 ]

Feb. 22nd, 2019 06:48 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #4432 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 00 pages, 00 secrets from Secret Submission Post #634.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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  1. Wotakoi Omnibus 1 by Fujita [Jump]

  2. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Volume 1 by Izumi Tsubaki, translated by Leighann Harvey [Jump]

  3. A Series of Steaks by Vina Jie-Min Prasad [Jump]

  4. Fate/Zero Volume 1 by Shinjiro [Jump]

  5. A Lily Among Thorns by Rose Lerner [Jump]

  6. The Henchmen of Zenda by KJ Charles [Jump]

  7. The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin [Jump]

  8. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire [Jump]

  9. The Hexworld Series 0.5-3 (The 13th Hex, Hexbreaker, Hexmaker, A Christmas Hex, Hexslayer) by Jordan L. Hawk [Jump]


Read more... )

Reading Goals


Reading goal: 187/180 (13 new this post) Prose: 106/90 (10 new this post, 60/106 short fiction) Nonfiction: 6/12 (0 new this post)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 25/50 (1 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 71/50 (7 new this post; The Henchman of Zenda, Down Among the Stick and Bones, The Hexworld series. Although I THINK A Series of Steaks, A Lily Among Thorns, and The Stone Sky might count as well?)

Cool Stuff Friday

Feb. 22nd, 2019 09:30 am
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Friday needs to stop stalking the Amazon page for Terminal Uprising, checking for reviews and sales rank…

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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I was just browsing my WIP folder when I discovered this fic that I had apparently finished but had never posted:

Red Ink (1385 words) by Ruuger
Fandom: Castle, The Mentalist
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Patrick Jane & Richard Castle
Characters: Patrick Jane, Kimball Cho, Richard Castle, Kate Beckett
Summary: "To Castle's disappointment, the crime scene turned out to be just another boring alleyway in an equally boring industrial district. He'd opted to skip the premiere for the new James Bond movie because of the promise of a gruesomely mutilated dead body, but he was already beginning to regret his choice."

*inarticulate babbling*

Feb. 22nd, 2019 01:38 am
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[personal profile] aerialiste trapped in plane limbo somewhere circa Dallas-ish, I am alone in the hotel--ALONE ALL ALONE LIKE A PERSON WHO IS ALONE--and finally watched Magicians ep 5 and HOLY SHIT THAT HAPPENED.

AND OMG THAT EXPLAINS LIKE SOME THINGS AND OF COURSE AND OH GOD AND YES PLEASE I WILL DO ANYTHING HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED BEFORE??????

...seriously, this wasn't like--a mass hallucination, right? This happened for realsies in canon and not like...happened?

Yeah, I had a hamburger, bad coffee, and no bottle opener which is super inconvenient and I don't even care because YES.

Sidetracks - February 21, 2019

Feb. 21st, 2019 09:32 pm
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag. For more links and commentary you can follow us on Twitter, Tumblr. You can also support us on Patreon.


Read more... )

[ SECRET POST #4431 ]

Feb. 21st, 2019 05:15 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #4431 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 11 secrets from Secret Submission Post #634.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

Tell me what you think

Feb. 21st, 2019 12:23 pm
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1) I have a question that I've decided to turn into a poll.

Poll #21424 Author's Notes?
This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 35

Do you read Author's Notes?

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Yes
21 (60.0%)

Some but not in every chapter
3 (8.6%)

For some stories but not others
5 (14.3%)

On occasion
2 (5.7%)

No
4 (11.4%)

Do you read a Vidder's Notes?

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Yes
17 (53.1%)

For some vids but not others
8 (25.0%)

On occasion
5 (15.6%)

No
2 (6.2%)

Do you read an Artist's Notes?

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Yes
17 (50.0%)

For some works but not others
8 (23.5%)

On occasion
4 (11.8%)

No
5 (14.7%)

Do you read a Podficcer's Notes?

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Yes
11 (45.8%)

For some works but not others
2 (8.3%)

On occasion
3 (12.5%)

No
8 (33.3%)

If you do read Notes for any of the above, how come?

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I find them fun
21 (63.6%)

I like getting to know the creator
24 (72.7%)

I find them informative
31 (93.9%)

I learn how to do my own work by reading what others say
8 (24.2%)

It increases my sense of community
13 (39.4%)

Something else I'll mention in comments
1 (3.0%)

If you don't read Notes for some or any of the above, how come?

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I don't have time
5 (29.4%)

I don't find them interesting
7 (41.2%)

I find them distracting
4 (23.5%)

I find them annoying
3 (17.6%)

I don't want to know more about the creator
2 (11.8%)

Something else I'll mention in comments
4 (23.5%)




2) I ran across this presentation on fanfic reading and wanted to share the following graphic for discussion: Read more... )

3) On Wait Wait Don't Tell Me a panelist joked that a better defense than a wall would be to send all the country's unvaccinated kids to the border. "We already have the cages, too." (Yes, we've had a measles outbreak locally.)

4) Does anyone reading this use Reddit? What fandom related groups would you recommend?

5) I was a Monkees fan many years ago (went to cons, the whole deal) so it was sad (though not unexpected) news that Peter Tork died. Here was my favorite song of theirs from their last album together, released in 2018: Read more... )


Poll #21425 Kudos Footer-22
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Kudos!
9 (100.0%)



FIC: Doctor Who & The Thick of It

Feb. 21st, 2019 08:10 pm
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For Chocolate Box this year, I got a chance to write a whole new fandom (or two):

1 Out of 8 Ministers (804 words) by Ruuger
Fandom: The Thick of It (TV), QI (TV) RPF
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nicola Murray/Malcolm Tucker
Summary: Nicola ends up as a guest panelist on QI. It goes about as well as you'd expect.

(this is the first time ever I had to think seriously which rating to choose because I wasn't sure how many fucks do you need to upgrade the rating from Teen to Mature)

Also, I finally had the permission to post online the tsory that I wrote for the Hydrid zine last year:

Same Old, Same Old (1516 words) by Ruuger
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Post-Episode: s09e02 The Witch's Familiar, Season/Series 09
Summary: A bit of shameless h/c set right after "Witch's Familiar" ends.

Updates and Stuff

Feb. 21st, 2019 12:14 pm
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Cancer Stuff

We got back about a week ago from my wife’s latest round of chemo. She had an infusion reaction and a painful (but not life-threatening) side effect from one of the meds, but otherwise things went pretty well. The oncologist says the lymphoma is responding well to treatment.

In better news, it sounds like they’re going to transfer her care from the hospital in Detroit to a more local cancer center, which means no more 90-minute drives back and forth, and no more needing to stay in the hospital apartments for 1-2 weeks at a time. (At least until we get to the bone marrow transplant part of the process.)

People have asked what they could do, which is very kind and much appreciated. I don’t think there’s much we need at the moment, so my suggestion would be to look into donating blood. Amy needed a lot of blood products at the beginning, and will probably need additional transfusions, and it all drove home how important it is to have a well-supplied local blood bank.

Writing Stuff

On the writing front, I actually got a little work done on Terminal Peace earlier this week. Not much, but it was something. I’m hoping as the cancer stuff calms down a bit, I’ll be able to keep making progress there. But helping my wife to get well again and taking care of the kids is still the priority.

Thanks to everyone who boosted about Terminal Uprising coming out last week, and to those of you who’ve commented how much you enjoyed it and/or posted reviews. I haven’t been able to do as much promo this time, for obvious reasons, so I’m even more appreciative.

I’m still hit-or-miss on emails and such, but I’m trying to catch up and stay on top of things.

Depression Stuff

I’ve talked about my depression off and on. I’d expect, given everything that’s happened these past two months, that I’d be drowning in a nasty brain-weasel flare-up. Surprisingly, I haven’t seen too much sign of that yet.

Yet being the key word there. My response to crisis has always been to focus on helping the person in crisis and doing whatever I can do. I’ve been in that mode for two+ months now.

I suspect sooner or later it’s going to catch up and knock me on my ass. So I’m trying to watch my own symptoms, and to do what I can to take care of myself. Things like letting other people around town help out, or even asking for help when I need it. I also scheduled an appointment with my former therapist for next week, just to come in and talk and vent and see what happens. Then there’s stuff like sitting around and watching the second season of Dragon Prince with my son to relax and unwind a little.

I know I’m keeping some things stuffed down for now to help me function. But I don’t feel like I’m hiding from it. So far, this seems to be working.

Random Cancer-Related Observation

I’ve lost about ten pounds since this all started. This diet plan sucks!

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

OTW Guest Post: pod_together

Feb. 21st, 2019 09:32 am
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Most fanwork fests don't involve collaboration from Day 1, but this month's guests talk about one that does: pod_together. KLB and Paraka discuss what it's about and also why a last minute code push at AO3 made for a memorable day. Read more at https://goo.gl/FDa3vy

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