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2020-07-04 03:17 pm
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Big Damn List o' Fic

Elspethdixon's Big Damn Fanfic List

Being an index to every piece of extant-on-the-web fic by Elspethdixon since her freshman year of college, including the clichéd badfic, the abandoned WiPs, the one that turned up on McTabby’s Summary Executions, and the one with the word “orbs” in it. From Harry Potter to Pirates of the Caribbean, and beyond. Hopefully, the quality improves as ones moves down the page.

Big Damn List )

Forward-dated to go at the top of my journal. Warnings are present in the headers on all multichapter fics. Warnings for ficlets will be provided upon request. All multichapter fics contain some degree of hurt/comfort.
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2016-10-20 03:02 pm

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Going to check my public library's new ebooks this week was a sad adventure in disappointment. So many new books, almost all of them terrible.

Somehow, I forget every year that mid-October is when Harlequin's holiday glurge season begins. It'll be nothing but secret/surprise babies and Hallmark Special-esque Christmas-themed books from now until New Years.

When will you acquire the middle three books in the Sano Ichirou series that I requested months ago, public library? Or the Carol Berg fantasy novels, or Ian Rutledge series audiobooks, or the nonfiction about ancient Carthage? I grow impatient. (You were so good about adding all those WWI airship books and social/economic studies of Imperial Germany to your collection when I asked about them that now my expectations are probably unrealistically high).
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2016-09-28 06:12 pm
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Back in NYC

Back from California. The SETP presentation is now over and done with. I have now co-presented a presentation on the X-2 program and the history of the Iven Kinchloe award to an audience of 500-some of my father’s professional colleagues.

I didn’t present nearly as well as the journalist who just wrote a book about the XPRIZE and private/commercial space flight, but I did talk more about actual facts/events and a lot less about feels. (Her presentation was at least 60% feels by volume, which is probably not the feels-to-data ratio a professional organization composed largely of engineers, pilots, and ex-military guys is looking for).

I now have a little metal propeller souvenir to put on my desk. It spins. Ask me about mid-century experimental rocket planes.
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2016-03-31 03:57 pm
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So, I haven't done too well on my New Year's Resolution to start interacting in fannish spaces again. But I have an excuse!

Behold my excuse:

Click for wedding photos! )
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2016-01-13 10:35 am

Snowflake challenge, day 3

Slowly catching up...

Day 03: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

I haven't really created much in the way of fanworks over the past year - most of it's been spent working on unposted original stuff - so I'm going to link my list from the last time I did something like this.

Three fanwork recs from 2015's snowflake challenge.

And also offer six pieces of pseudo-fanart created this year on Doll Divine, the internet's answer for people like me who have zero artistic ability but want to create images of our OCs and genderflipped versions of canon characters anyway. I guess you could say they "define me as a creator" because five of them involve shipping (definitely a linchpin part of my fannishness given how hard I OTP) and one is a joke I made entirely because Seanchai told me to ("because it was Seanchai's idea" also being the source of a number of collaborative fics).

Hank and Jan!
Cassie & Kang!
Karolina & Xavin!
Rule!63 Steve & Tony
The greatest Metal Gear ship of all! (according to Seanchai, anyway)
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only shipping!
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2016-01-12 04:38 pm

Snowflake challenge, day 2

More out-of-order Snowflake spam.

Day 2: In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

Most of what I want out of fandom is impossible to ask for - for people to write tons of my narrative kinks and preferred ships instead of shipping things I dislike, for fandom to stop writing whump and h/c about their favorite woobies and start writing it about my favorite woobies instead, for fandom to latch on to the canons/portions of canon I like instead of the ones I loathe, for that one really good Dragon Age artist I follow on tumblr to stop being so relentlessly heteronormative in her shipping preferences, for people on my tumblr dash to stop changing their names repeatedly, for historical and SF/F fandoms to stop writing so many modern/coffeeshop/mundane/college AUs and start writing more actually-set-in-canon fics, for tumblr to bring back the goddamn reply feature, for tumblr to vanish from the face of the internet and fandom at large to return en mass to a platform that allows threaded comments...

Actual concrete things are harder to come up with. Um, let's see...

Give me a pony! )
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2016-01-12 03:52 pm

Snowflake challenge, day 1

Only 11 days late! I thought briefly about backdating this to January first so the posts would all line up nice and need, but then decided to just go ahead and do the daily challenges out of order as I complete them.

Day 01: In your own space, talk about why you are doing the Fandom Snowflake Challenge? What drew you to it as a participant? What do you hope to accomplish by doing these challenges?

click for long, rambly answer )
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2015-09-23 04:28 pm

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*sighs* Seeing as it's been nearly a year since it first got screwed up, I suppose I need to finally accept that my osteo-arthritis/worn-away-cartilage knee isn't going to get any better and running is off the table for pretty much the rest of forever. 32 is supposed to be too young to have these kinds of knee problems - I only did 15 years worth of running, and not even serious running at that, rarely more than 3 miles/5k at a time, and usually at only about 6mph. (I probably shouldn't complain - seanchai's ankle has been screwed up for her entire life, and my sister can't eat anything with gluten or dairy in it, so I got off lightly when it comes to health issues)
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2015-01-02 05:22 pm

Snowflake Challenge - day 2

As per [community profile] snowflake_challenge:

Day 2

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

Wah, wah, give me a pony )
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2015-01-01 07:59 pm

Snowflake Challenge - day 1

As per [community profile] snowflake_challenge:

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Click to behold me committing the ultimate fannish sin )
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2014-10-24 02:38 pm

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So, I finally found out what the hell's been wrong with my knee. Apparently, when it first stared hurting (at the back of the knee)back in late September, that was because I'd strained my ACL. Then, when the pain shifted after about a week to the top and outside of my knee, it was because the weak ACL combined with the way I was sitting with my knees bent and feet tucked under me at work (because my desk is badly designed and has no space under it for my legs) pushed my kneecap out of alignment.

Apparently it's a common runner's injury and they can fix it with therapy/exercises. Joy. (But I do get bright blue tape around my knee to prove to my employers that I totally had a reason for that doctor's appointment - not that it's stopped anybody from sending me out to run errands/sending me running up and down the stairs at work repeatedly, but the sprained ankle I had a couple years ago didn't either)
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2014-10-09 04:19 pm
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NYCC meet-up?

Is anyone else going to NYCC this weekend? If so, are you interested in a fannish meet-up at any point?
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2014-09-28 12:11 am

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Things I learned today:

1) Our cat finds nature documentary footage of marmots to be nigh-hypnotic. So hypnotic that we went in and out of the kitchen and opened the refrigerator several times while the marmot footage played and yet he never took his gaze from the screen. He even hopped down from his tv-watching perch on top of the scratching post and moved several feet closer to the television so he could stare at them from a closer perspective.

2) There is an actual, real honest-to-god-there-are-even-trailers-for-it movie by the Wachowskis coming out wherein Charming Potato Channing Tatum plays a wolf-hybrid and Sean Bean plays a tragic human/bee hybrid. A TRAGIC BEE HYBRID. (Maybe what makes him tragic is the fact that he's doomed to spend his entire life doing nothing but sexually servicing his queen and will never know the joy of pollinating flowers?)
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2014-09-09 10:26 am
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Back home from my sister's wedding. I'll post pictures later.
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2014-08-31 08:50 pm
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So, I’ve been almost totally absent from the internet for the past two weeks ^_^. I blame:

- Adjusting to new dosage of SSRIs
- Getting ready for my sister’s wedding* (September 5!)
- Marathoning David Attenborough’s “Life of Birds” because the Fluffle is so hilarious when we watch it (he stares at the television the entire time a bird documentary is playing and occasionally leaps up to paw at the TV screen)
- Making black currant jelly, which I now have eleven jars of (eleven! And I even threw half a jar’s worth away because I didn’t have any more sterilized/prepared jars left)

*It’s not her big celebration, in-church wedding, which will be next spring/summer, but the legal, justice-of-the-peace wedding which she and her fiance are doing now, several months in advance, because they’re both in the military and the sooner you’re legally married the sooner the Air Force takes that into account when giving you duty assignments. So no bridesmaid dress or bachelorette party or shower, but still a lot of travel arrangements and constant phone calls with both her and our parents.
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2014-08-11 01:43 pm

Fan Who Enjoys Thing Informed They Are Wrong

Sometimes I wonder why I stay in fandom when nearly everything I like and enjoy is something good fans are supposed to sneer at and hate.

Then I remind myself to read this article again.

Never has tumblr (or the past 5+ years of LJ/DW fandom) been so perfectly summed up in a hundred words.
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2014-08-06 05:56 pm
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I blame Victor Hugo

As if the Rocket/Groot feels of the movie weren’t enough ship feels for one fandom/segment-of-the-marvel-verse, I have now read Thanos Imperative.

People on my dash/flist who have been reading these comics all along, why didn’t you tell me there was an “If you will permit it”/”I’m glad you’re with me, Sam, here at the end of all things”/Bolivian Army Ending pairing I could have been shipping? (okay, with somebody who doesn’t show up in the movie, but still.)

"And then they died holding hands/fighting off enemies back-to-back" is my shipping kryptonite.
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2014-07-28 02:43 pm

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Thank you, US Appeals Court, for making it so a law based solely and entirely on religion (and therefore a disgrace to VA's state constitution) is no longer around. Thomas Jefferson would be pleased.