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Jun. 22nd, 2017 08:09 pm
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 PSA that both youtube and hulu have the unaired episode of Powerless that gueststars Adam West, for other fans of the show. or the actor.

Summer Solstice - Early Morning

Jun. 21st, 2017 08:52 pm
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 Blessings on this most ancient of earth's sacred days ~
The sunlit harmony of the Summer Solstice ~  longest day of the year.


Network Sale!

Jun. 21st, 2017 09:33 pm
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I am having rl this week; it is rubbish. (Or at least, it was hot and now there is a Thing I have to go to tomorrow; everything will be at least better once the Thing is over and I have recovered, or more or less; it's a multi-part Thing, as so often in life. Stupid Thing.)

And then just now I happened to look and Network are having a 45% sale again!. And guess who still has nearly all her b'day money? Oh, yes, I do. Now I just have to decide what to spend it on, so at least that will be some sort of an antidote.

If you are in R2 or can play R2 discs, you too can snag yourself obscure old British telly! (Mostly ITV, it tends to be other companies that release the BBC stuff.) I have been poking through to see what's on offer from my wishlist (lots! \o/) and can tell you that you can also get Press Gang, Enemy at the Door, Public Eye and Sapphire and Steel at bargainous prices! (Also Manhunt, The Power Game, The Sandbaggers and Mr Palfrey and Undermind and Zodiac). So you should go out and buy them and then write me all the fic, obv.

Anyway, I thought I'd give the heads up and enable my like-minded souls on my flist. ([personal profile] liadtbunny, I am shocked that you did not already tell me this! I rely on you for these things! ;-D)

I do not like moving

Jun. 20th, 2017 06:14 pm
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And I certainly am not thrilled by the idea of moving again, less than a year after the last move.

However, the place I am (knock wood, fingers crossed, etc) hopefully moving TO? I am extremely thrilled about that.

So if anyone would like to send good energy into the universe about [personal profile] darthneko and my home buying adventure, it would be much appreciated.

note to self

Jun. 20th, 2017 01:14 am
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When you keep seeing the "create factory recovery media" messages on your laptop, click okay at some point and create the freaking factory-reset backup.

This lesson brought to you courtesy of my small but intense panic when my laptop shut off and came up with a "boot drive not found" error, and then a "hard drive not installed" error when I found my way into the diagnostics. Gah.

Happily, it looks like it was just overheated/overhumid and a bit unhappy from some jostling, and it let me boot up a while later. At which point I sacrificed my good USB stick to the whole recovery-media thing pretty damn fast, lemme tell you, while crossing my fingers it wouldn't black-screen at me in the middle. (It did not! \o/) And then once that was safe I updated the backup software to the new version, and here I am.

... and yet, when the laptop popped up a chirpy "there's a new version installed, we need to update your backup media", I nearly hit "remind me later" because I was typing this post. *facepalm* *hits 'update now'*

And, uh, hi!

Unconventional Courtship

Jun. 19th, 2017 02:15 pm
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[community profile] unconventionalcourtship is running again! It is the fest where you take a romance novel summary and kill it with fanfic write your own story from it (actual romance not necessary). It's always a lot of fun. There are banners, those are fun too. (I don't have one to hand right now, but there are lots at the comm. Some of them are even proper ships and things and not ones people made for the lols because of the tempting nature of the template.)

In the meantime, because of that, and because it's being summer, which is always unreasonable, have some summaries from the Unconventional Courtship Random Generator:

Cut for the usual ridiculous )

Fic: A Purpose-Driven Life

Jun. 18th, 2017 10:55 pm
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Authors for [archiveofourown.org profile] SSR_Confidential_2017 have been revealed! I wrote A Purpose-Driven Life for [personal profile] sapphire2309. And, uh, in a STUNNING lack of connecting-the-dots, I didn't check before asking the only other person volunteering as a beta to beta for me. And did not notice that I HAD GOTTEN MY RECIPIENT TO BETA FOR ME until I was uploading my fic.

::facepalm::

Also, I am hovering really close to burnout, and so I don't think I should do any more ficathons for a while, much as I love them.  The last two, I wasn't able to actually get myself to write until the deadline was bearing down on me, and then I was in pure panic-mode and not really able to make good writing and editing decisions.  (Thank you to those who have held my hands through this.)  I don't need the extra stress.

Anyway! I like this fic, here it is.


Title: A Purpose-Driven Life
Author: beatrice_otter
Fandom: Agent Carter
Rating: PG
Characters: Dottie Underwood, Agnes Cully | Whitney Frost
Word Count: 6,194
Betaed by: [personal profile] sapphire2309 
Written for: [personal profile] sapphire2309 
Summary: Dottie escapes the Red Room as a child. Everything goes differently from there.

AN: ::hangs head in shame:: Why yes, yes I DID accidentally ask my recipient to beta for me without even realizing it until I went to post. I AM SO SORRY, SAPPHIRE2309! I swear I will never ask for a beta without double-checking who the recipient is!

AN2: Yes, I know, I have fiddled with the timeline. According to the show, Dottie Underwood was a pre-teen in 1937, while Whitney Frost was already an adult living in California and starting to work as a model/actress by 1934. I have made Dottie older and Whitney younger, to match.

AN3: I was not able to figure out the cost of a mob hit in the 1930s. However, I was able to find the cost of hiring a hitman in 2013 (https://priceonomics.com/how-much-does-a-hitman-cost/), and use a historical inflation calculator to figure out what that would have been in 1935 money.

AN4: in your letter, you said you love stone-cold-terrifying villain!Whitney, but you also ask for what would have happened if she'd gotten what she wanted (science) in the first place. And I think in that case, she wouldn't have needed to become stone-cold-terrifying villain.

At AO3 FF.net tumblr


Vsevolod's hands scrabbled for purchase on the side of the building, and, desperate, he hissed at her to help. )

UK Politics: Brexit and Grenfell

Jun. 18th, 2017 10:13 pm
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From [personal profile] rydra_wong:

Brexit negotions start tomorrow even though we don't actually have a government, and those theoretically in charge are still pushing for leaving the customs union, ending freedom of movement, etc..

The Guardian: Big business leaders press Theresa May to rethink hard Brexit

David Davis, the Brexit secretary, says on Sunday that he would head into Monday’s Brexit talks aiming to “secure a deal that works for all parts of the United Kingdom”, but signalled that the plan was still to leave the customs union and reduce immigration.

So, still "contact your MP" time.

Grenfell:

https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/grenfell is still doubling all donations until match funds run out (and have also started releasing funds in emergency cash via the groups that have established themselves on the frontline, i.e. not via RBKC who are apparently continuing to fail to provide co-ordination, organization, or much of anything)

The Home Office are helping Mohammad Alhajali's family get to the UK, so no more need to sign that petition.

https://grenfellsupport.wordpress.com looks very useful.

North Kensington Law Centre are providing legal education and support to residents affected by the fire: their donations page -- this would be a good thing to donate to as there may be issues with the general funds being used for legal support.

RBKC have £270 million in reserves. As far as I can see, that means they could afford to buy nice property in North Kensington at market prices to rehouse the survivors.

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Five Things

Jun. 18th, 2017 10:00 am

fanfic recs: themed version

Jun. 18th, 2017 10:44 am
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it has been over a year since I last made a list of recs. usually I center my recs around a pairing or character, at least mostly. this time around I'd like to go by themes instead to shake things up. :)
As always, only finished fics are recced, no cliffhangers here. The theme of this post is AU. I think I'll do other posts with other themes later. Weirdly enough I have enough ABO fics for its own rec list so they'll be excluded here.


it's sort of hard to gauge what is and isn't an AU when you're in superhero comics fandom, so YMMV, these are what I consider to be AUs (example: House of M stories count, Injustice: Gods amongst us stories don't count - those belong to evil mirror verse stories)

the recs themselves are sorted by fandom, then major pairings.

Marvel Comics

Steve/Tony

The Pillars of Hercules (5675 words) by valtyr
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel 616
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Pirate, Elizabethan, Alternate Universe - Historical
Summary:

In 1584, Don Antonio Stark de Cerrara sets sail from Cadiz. But as they approach the Straits of Gibraltar, they're intercepted by the English privateer Sir Stephen Rogers, who has his sights set not on their cargo - but on Don Antonio himself.



English privateer Sir Steve Rogers captures Spanish Tony Stark! Squeal!

Thor/Loki

The Beginning (7525 words) by loki-on-mjolnir
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thor (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Loki/Thor
Characters: Thor (Marvel), Loki (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Secret Santa, Alternate Universe, Assassination Attempt(s), War Prize Loki, Jötunn Loki, Intersex Loki, Virgin Loki, Loss of Virginity, First Time, Vaginal Fingering, Hand Jobs, Oral Sex, Cunnilingus, Blow Jobs, Vaginal Sex, Rough Sex, Squirting, Multiple Orgasms, Forced Orgasm, Dirty Talk, Possessive Behavior, Possessive Thor, Dom/sub Undertones, Overstimulation
Summary:

The Jewel of Jotunheim is given to Thor as a gift, but not all is what it seems to be.

(Aka Loki attempts to assassinate Thor but accidentally trips over the Thunder D.)



Will never tire of Loki tripping over the Thunder D. XD

Demons & Halves (72979 words) by rayemars
Chapters: 5/5
Fandom: Thor (Movies), Norse Mythology
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Loki/Thor
Characters: Thor (Marvel), Thor (Norse Mythology), Loki (Marvel), Loki (Norse Mythology)
Additional Tags: Violence, Mild Gore, Rape/Non-con Elements, Rough Sex, Xeno, Blood
Summary:

When the first demons started to disappear, Thor ignored the rumors of a sorcerer at large. This proved to be unwise.

Based on Kisu-no-Hi's flawless demon summoner AU drawings.



Demon and sorcerer AU. Ending is a bit sad, though.

3. Body Fluids (3778 words) by loki-on-mjolnir
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thor (Movies), Marvel (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Loki/Thor
Characters: Loki (Marvel), Thor (Marvel)
Additional Tags: 30 Day OTP Porn Challenge, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot, Alternate Universe - Werewolf, Werewolf Thor, Mild Bestiality, Bodily Fluids, Watersports, Come Swallowing, Scent Marking, Spit Kink, spitting in mouth, Dom/sub, Dom Thor, Sub Loki, Possessive Behavior, Possessive Thor, Humiliation, BDSM, Consent Issues, Roughness, Rough Sex, Anal Sex, Oral Sex, Rimming, Rough Oral Sex, Blow Jobs, Face-Fucking, Hand Jobs, Licking, The Author Regrets Nothing, Additional Warnings In Author's Note
Series: Part 6 of 30 Day OTP Porn Challenge
Summary:

Loki reunites with his lupine lover, who happens to be less than pleased with the length of time they spent apart.



Werewolf AU. Hot.

Learning How to Trust (11559 words) by Batsutousai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Almost Human
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Loki/Thor (Marvel)
Characters: Loki (Marvel), Thor (Marvel), Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Robots & Androids, Alternate Universe - Human, sexbot, Burglary, Prostitution, Rough Sex, Dubious Consent, Loki Does What He Wants
Series: Part 33 of Tumblr Prompts
Summary:

Loki is one of the best burglars-for-hire in the whole of the city, able to keep even the cop who's always got an eye on him from knowing when he's up to no good. But when he meets the gorgeous Thor, a pleasure bot, he leaves all of that behind for a slightly more respectable past time.



Sexbot Thor. SEX.BOT. THOR! how do they come up with that stuff?

The Scent of Sunshine (20971 words) by OneWhoSitsWithTurtles
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thor (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Loki/Thor
Characters: Thor, Loki, Laufey, Odin, Frigga
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Werewolf, Alternate Universe - Vampire, Werewolves, Vampires, Werewolf Sex, Vampire Sex, Alternate Universe - Supernatural, Romance, Bonding, Mating, Mating Cycles/In Heat, Life Bonds, Hurt/Comfort, Fluff, Forbidden, Forbidden Love, Knotting, Claiming, Marking, Scents & Smells, Anal Sex, Frottage
Summary:

Thor, only son of Odin, leader of werewolves, has a run-in with Loki, only son of Laufey, king of vampires. Their two clans have been at war for centuries and any interaction between the two races is expressly forbidden. Their first encounter is a bit of a rough-and-tumble but then they discover that friendship – and maybe even more – can sometimes be found in the most unlikely places.



Werewolf AND Vampire AU.

Tommy Sheperd/Noh-Varr (for some reason this seems to be a big pairing in Young Avengers fandom. not sure why - do they even interact? but I'm on board XD)

Bug Hunt (8564 words) by DangerousCommieSubversive
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Young Avengers
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kate Bishop/Eli Bradley, Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan, Noh-Varr/Tommy Shepherd
Characters: Tommy Shepherd, Noh-Varr, Kate Bishop, Teddy Altman (Young Avengers), Billy Kaplan, Eli Bradley
Additional Tags: Non-Graphic Violence, Kidnapping, Hostage Situations, Alternate Universe - Science Fiction, Military, Pre-Relationship
Summary:

Thomas Shepherd's the only ex-con in Kate Bishop's special forces troop, and nobody else will let him forget it. By the time the troop's dispatched to take out an alien commando hiding in a deserted military base he figures he's got nothing much to lose. Except, when said alien commando kidnaps him and holds him hostage, maybe his life.



well, the summary says it all. Alien Noh-Varr kidnaps Tommy and I found that kinda hot.

Billy Kaplan/Teddy Altmann (le Young Avengers OTP)

Machination (45897 words) by exfatalist
Chapters: 9/9
Fandom: Young Avengers, Marvel (House of M)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan, Kate Bishop/Eli Bradley
Characters: Billy Kaplan, Teddy Altman, Tommy Shepherd, Kate Bishop, Eli Bradley, Cassie Lang, Erik Lehnsherr, Wanda Maximoff, Pietro Maximoff, Lorna Dane, Raven Darkholme, Sebastian Shaw, Kurt Wagner, Johnny Storm, Tony Stark, Hank Pym, Josh Foley, Veranke (Skrull Queen)
Additional Tags: House of M - Freeform, Arranged Marriage, Aliens, Alien Culture, Alternate Universe, Forced Feminization, Alien Gender/Sexuality, Genderbending, One-Sided Relationship
Series: Part 1 of House of M
Summary:

Despite living in the twenty-first century, the House of Magnus was still willing to forge political alliances the old-fashioned way. The very old-fashioned way.



House of M AU with arranged Marriage. Sounds like my kind of PWP except this is actually plotty!!! There's warring Skrull factions and since it's Skrulls lotsa shape shifting aka not everything is as it seems.

International Diplomacy (2984 words) by DangerousCommieSubversive
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Young Avengers
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan, Noh-Varr/Tommy Shepherd
Characters: Billy Kaplan, Teddy Altman (Young Avengers), Noh-Varr, Tommy Shepherd, Lorna Dane, Pietro Maximoff, Wanda Maximoff, Anelle (Marvel), Mar-Vell
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - House of M, Romance, Awkwardness
Summary:

The delegation from the Kree and Skrull Empires has arrived, and Prince William is ordered by his aunt to keep the visiting Prince Dorrek entertained. Somehow.



Yet another House of M AU, shorter and fairly cute if you ask me.

DC Comics

Tim Drake/Jason Todd

A Little Extra Care (4829 words) by Skalidra
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: DCU (Comics), Batman (Comics)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tim Drake/Jason Todd
Characters: Tim Drake, Jason Todd
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Slavery, Genderfluid Character, Master/Slave, High Heels, Breathplay, No Sex
Summary:

Tim's not actually in the market for a new slave when he runs across an interesting one at a society party. Tall, handsome, but bigger than most slaves that aren't specifically designated for hard labor. And when that slave meets his eyes for a moment? Well, now he's really interested.



short Slavefic

Damian Wayne/Tim Drake

To Have and to Hold (11382 words) by Skalidra
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: DCU (Comics), Batman (Comics)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con
Relationships: Tim Drake/Damian Wayne
Characters: Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, Ra's al Ghul
Additional Tags: 100 Themes Challenge, Forced Marriage, Extremely Dubious Consent, Anal Sex, Rituals
Series: Part 3 of 100 Prompts
Summary:

Damian is Ra's' grandson, and has lived his whole life in the League. Tim is Robin, and one of Ra's' prospective heirs; competition that Damian is not willing to let be. Unfortunately, Ra's won't allow Damian to kill his competition (yet), which leaves only one option to remove Drake from the running, or at least ensure his own power. Marriage.



Abduction and forced marriage and sort of awkward sex, this is my jam. Actually I think I could do a whole rec post only on marriage tropes...

Hannibal

By Any Other Name (3529 words) by cavaleira
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hannibal (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter
Characters: Will Graham, Hannibal Lecter
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Coffee Shops & Cafés, Humor, Fluff, Crack, Hannibal is a Cannibal, Sassy Will Graham
Summary:

Hannibal just wanted a simple cup of coffee. Too bad he has to deal with a mouthy barista who refuses to spell his name correctly.



Hannibal Coffeeshop AU. Perf. XD

The Business of Pleasure (23888 words) by Magnetism_bind
Chapters: 5/5
Fandom: Hannibal (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter
Characters: Hannibal Lecter, Will Graham
Additional Tags: Hooker AU, Prostitution, Age Difference, Cannibalism, Past Abuse, Physical Abuse, Blowjobs, Comeplay, Rimming, Ties, Restraints, Orgasm Delay/Denial, Butt Plugs, Bath Sex, Nightmares, Licking, Dining table sex, Object Insertion, Knives, Biting, discussion of abuse, smothering, Slapping
Series: Part 1 of The Business
Summary:

Hannibal hires a hooker with the intention of eating him after he’s done fucking him.


His plans change when he sees the hooker.



Well, the summary really says it all.

Kenshin

Kenshin/Kaoru (het! omfg)

Vaster Than Empires (163848 words) by Ayezur
Chapters: 17/17
Fandom: Rurouni Kenshin
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Himura Kenshin/Kamiya Kaoru
Characters: Kaoru Kamiya, Kenshin Himura, Sanosuke Sagara, Megumi Takani, Yahiko Myojin, assorted others - Character
Additional Tags: historical fiction - Freeform, Alternate Universe, Feudalism, alina made me do it, Arranged Marriage
Summary:

Alternate Universe. The Western Army is defeated; the country stands, uneasy, under the hand of the Tokugawa. Kaoru Kamiya, whose family was on the losing side, has been sold into marriage for the sake of peace. Her new husband is a legend, a demon bound in human form, marked by his blood-lust and his bright red hair...



Another one that could also go on the marriage tropes list. Long and plotty and it must be good if I was reading a het pairing wilingly.

Northrop Frye: Anatomy of Criticism

Jun. 17th, 2017 07:43 am
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One of those books I've heard of, but never read. This chart seems particularly useful: (link)

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