Argh, movie showtimes!

May. 29th, 2017 12:34 am
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This afternoon I asked [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose if he'd feel up for seeing a movie on Tuesday night. (Side note: Tuesday is a bit of a pain because it's the night of his yoga class, but at least he pays for that on a punch-card/drop-in basis, so missing one doesn't mean being out the money for it. OTOH, Tuesday is the cheapest option for movie-going, and we're trying--haphazardly, so far--to spend less.) He thought that'd be okay.

I wanted to see GotG2 or maybe the new King Arthur ([twitter.com profile] ek_johnston tweeting about it as "Trash King Arthur" has been quite persuasive), but oh my GOSH, the showtime options are horrible if you want to avoid 3D. >.< Both of those movies, at all three theatre locations we use, offer reasonable evening showings in 3D but only offer 2D showings starting by 4 PM or after 9:30 PM. Not exactly useful on a worknight.

OTOH, Gifted is showing in 2D at a reasonable time that night at my preferred location (if we feel like getting a CarShare), and I did want to see that (I wavered for a bit, but after it opened, I think I was generally seeing positive word about it?), so maybe we'll still wind up Going To A Movie.

Meanwhile, at this point only the IMAX (etc.) 3D showtimes have been released for Wonder Woman, but I'm going to operate on the theory that there will be 2D showings Friday night, just...announced stupidly late in the game. (Okay, to be technical, I just saw that my least favorite of those theatre locations is listing a 3:45 PM 2D showing on Friday. I wouldn't call that helpful, but it's something.)
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We're on the verge of stories! 10 new Forever Knight fanfiction tales are coming our way this week and next!

I see gen and ship, mortals and vampires, history and humor! Wordcounts range from ~1K to ~9K. Characters include Nick, Natalie, Lacroix, Schanke, Janette, Stonetree, Cohen, Grace, Norma, Alma, Aristotle, Feliks, and Merlin.

Stories begin releasing tomorrow, Monday 5/29. They'll continue one per day up to the final "Master List" ("Closing Ceremonies") post on Thursday 6/08.

As usual, I'll try to release a story before I leave for work each morning. Please read as many as appeal. And please be generous with your comments, kudos, and recommendations! (Most of all, please be sure to acknowledge the work for which you're the recipient.)

Thank you so much for all your efforts and enthusiasm on behalf of FK this year!

Ready... set...

The week in writing 5/28

May. 28th, 2017 11:55 pm
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WIPs currently active: 6

Words written this week: 4,187

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 1,106, and I finished! a chapter! for the first time in three months!! And ahahahha I ruined everything oh god I didn’t know I could make them this sad this far into the story.

Born in the Blood: 720, and… things… are… happening? Probably?

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 1,659, SO MUCH DRAMA. 

Less-Sad Sequel to “Ring the Bell Backward”: 214

Dragon!Bucky/Tribute!Steve Cap Reverse Big Bang Story: 175

Little Bitty #2 (Jemmie): 313

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May. 28th, 2017 02:47 pm
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All ten 2017 [community profile] fkficfest stories are in our AO3 queue! No pinch-hitters needed!

I'm checking that each looks ship-shape (with a recipient and rating and so on). And I'm drawing up our schedule. The first story will release tomorrow; the last will release June 7.

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First of all announcement: thanks to bringing to our attention that there might be a possibility of LJ suspending journals that link to sites outside of LJ. It's hard to say at this point whether is that a valid concern or not, but in any case there's a DW backup comm at [community profile] hc_bingo_lj_backup that gets refreshed periodically. Whatever happens, we're not going to lose all the accumulated entries, and so business over the LJ side of the comm proceeds as normal.

Everybody who feels uncomfortable staying on LJ is absolutely welcome to switch over to the DW mirror at [community profile] hc_bingo at any convenient moment without losing their achievements or user history. Just drop us a note if your username on DW differs and you're aiming for any of the Amnesty achievements in Round Eight.

With this settled, let us proceed to the feedback post! The amnesty period is going to end soon, and we're gearing up for Round Eight. In this post, please tell us your ideas! Are there any cool new prompts you'd like us to add? Anything from this round that you'd like to remove? How are the Achievements working for you? How do you feel about the comm in general? If you're a new player, how was your experience? If you've been with us for a while, are you still having fun?

Any feedback is appreciated! And as always, thank you for staying with us and for your commitment to the hurt/comfort motion. It's been a long long ride, and we're happy to continue to share it with you.

Anon commenting is on, please be nice to each other.

Best wishes,
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Story loading watch

May. 28th, 2017 12:35 pm
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9 of 10 stories are in our AO3 [community profile] fkficfest queue. I heard from the tenth writer on Friday; I expect to hear again soon.

Jazz fest

May. 28th, 2017 02:54 pm
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Just got back from a weekend up in the northern coast of Trinidad, where they launched a (potentially) annual Jazz festival. We got wonderful weather and I spend all of yesterday on the open air grounds, sitting back, drink in hand, enjoying all these wonderful local artists do their thing.

Here's a pic from the final performance late in the night. She's a young, talented singer/songwriter. (You can hear what she sounds like on YouTube):



It was my bro's birthday, so we ended up popping champagne in the wee hours of the morning in celebration. And below, here's me in my PJs having a cup of tea early this morning, taking in the view before driving home. ^___^ There's a definite difference between Tobago waters (from last weekend) and the Trinidad shoreline. Our waters are way darker, there's a lot more forest/natural foliage and it's not manicured for tourism.

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A Toronto friend posted a pic to Facebook of her cat lying across her desk and looking stern, and said something to the effect of "cats make sure you go to bed". I commented, "Where were my cats at 4 AM?"

My sleep "routine" is even worse than usual lately. I think deadline stress is affecting it. I'm not even particularly behind on deadlines or anything, but I'm stressed anyway, which means my focus is shot... It's a nasty cycle.

It's still cooler than I like for the end of May, so we're not planting this weekend, but [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose is outside digging the flowerbed-to-be. Hero!

Meanwhile, the potted clematis in the spare room are reaching through the air, groping for the window. It's kinda amazing.

Reminder that [dreamwidth.org profile] nanodownunder starts up in a few days! I'll quote [dreamwidth.org profile] china_shop:

Want to kick-start your writing?

Set your own goals -- this doesn't have to be a full 50K-word endeavour, just whatever you want to aim for. Pick a WIP to finish, or set a daily time- or wordcount-goal. Or just wing it, if you prefer.

Daily check-in posts. Locked comm so we can chat/cheer/commiserate in semi-privacy (ie, you have to join to play, but membership isn't moderated). Come one, come all...


[twitter.com profile] EddieMcClintock tweeted a "Mini #WAREHOUSE13 reunion!" pic of himself, Scags, Aaron Ashmore, and (executive producer) Jack Kenny, and my heart melted all over the place.

It's furious balancing

May. 28th, 2017 11:15 am
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Hey y'all, did you know there's a Rivers of London novella coming out at the end of June? Or possibly September?
The Furthest Station

There have been ghosts on the London Underground, sad, harmless spectres whose presence does little more than give a frisson to travelling and boost tourism. But now there’s a rash of sightings on the Metropolitan Line and these ghosts are frightening, aggressive and seem to be looking for something.

Enter PC Peter Grant, junior member of the Metropolitan Police’s Special Assessment unit a.k.a. The Folly a.k.a. the only police officers whose official duties include ghost hunting. Together with Jaget Kumar, his counterpart at the British Transport Police, he must brave the terrifying crush of London’s rush hour to find the source of the ghosts.

Joined by Peter’s wannabe wizard cousin, a preschool river god and Toby the ghost hunting dog, their investigation takes a darker tone as they realise that a real person’s life might just be on the line.

Amazon says June 30 but Goodreads says maybe June 30 or maybe September 21. *hands* Either way, I've pre-ordered.

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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Captain America, MCU
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: lethal-desires archive on tumblr
(lethal-desires own works are I think mostly here)
Why this piece is awesome: Really dramatic portraits of Steve as Nomad and Bucky in the Cap role. Gorgeously rendered, with great background details and rich colors.
Link: Captain-America-Nomad
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I wrote some fic for the first time in ages, after feeling super insecure about writing! This is absolutely plotless h/c to get me back in the grove. Thank you to raven, verity and sholio for saying nice things to me, and philomytha for the "huddling for warmth" prompt.

Bitter winter in our bones, 2000 words, gen, Cordelia & Simon (with Cordelia/Aral).
A lightflyer crash leaves Cordelia and Simon stranded.

Sunday

May. 28th, 2017 08:02 am
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Good things that happened:

* My husband made short bread from scratch, and it was so delicious. Store bought shortbread is going to taste like cereal from now on.

* I cleaned out the guestroom closet and a friend took the debris away for her school's garage sale. Now you can walk into the closet and see all the stuff like sheets, coats, blankets, dining room table leaves, Xmas boxes, etc that needs to be in there. (One of the reasons we bought this old, comfortable, shitshow of a house is that it has closets in almost every room and they're huge. The downside of that is stuff gets put in them and you forget it's there and just put stuff in on top of it.)

* I also cleaned out and did some rearrangement of my office, mainly getting rid of the desk which wasn't being used since I don't have a desktop computer anymore. A lot of old publishing letters and paperwork went to my archive at Cushing Library, freeing up filing cabinet drawers for things to go into and I gave away some more stuff to the school garage sale. We're going to put a chair in there so people can actually go in, sit down, and read. (The process started with the realization that we didn't actually have to keep the door closed to keep the cats out since Jack and Tasha don't eat paper, plastic, and string like Harry did.)

* I love the new mattress. I'm actually having longer more detailed dreams, or at least remembering longer more detailed dreams, because I'm not constantly waking up trying to find a position that's not painful.

* I lucked into a half-price frame sale and got some prints we bought at Comicpalooza framed and hung up in the hallway.

* I've been gradually trying to get the choking vines out of the front flower bed, and it's sort of almost starting to look better.

* Doctor Who has been awesome. God, I love Bill as much as Donna. I want Donna to get her memory back and she and Bill have to find the Tardis and go off to rescue the Doctor.


Stuff I need to do today:

* Finish off the Raksura Patreon story (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2458567) and get it posted. I'm almost done with it, I just need the concentration to finish a tricky conversation.

* Pull more vines out of flower bed.


Stuff I need to do this week:

* Re-paint the trim in the stairwell.

* Make some serious progress on Murderbot 4.

* more vines


Things I have coming up:

* I'm doing a signing with Rachel Caine at Murder by the Book in Houston, TX, on Saturday July 15, at 4:30
http://www.murderbooks.com/event/wells-caine

If you can't come in person, you can order signed copies of The Harbors of the Sun and The Murderbot Diaries: All Systems Red and Rachel's Ash and Quill, the latest in her Great Library series, and Stillhouse Lake. Plus whichever of our other books the store can order.

2170 / Hidden Figures

May. 28th, 2017 08:56 am
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I'm off to Europe later today for about six weeks of research, conferencing, seeing family, and perhaps even a few days of actual relaxation in there. (If for no other reason than that if I don't, [personal profile] sheafrotherdon will throttle me.) My internet access will likely be intermittent, particularly for the first two to three weeks. Looks like the north of France is enjoying a heat wave right now, so I'll be discovering what it's like to work in tiny regional archives without a/c.

Hidden Figures )

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