April 22nd, 2019
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lannamichaels: "Be serious." "I am wild." (i am wild)
posted by [personal profile] lannamichaels at 08:26pm on 22/04/2019 under , , ,


Why, yes, I am that annoying person who makes yesterday was 0 and yesterday was 49 jokes every single year. It's a very important minhag.

I have also apparently gone this long and never posted a Good Omens fic???? I guess it was eaten by a cat...


Yesterday Was Zero. (271 words) by Lanna Michaels
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Pesach, Crack, Ficlet, Chad Gadya
Summary:

So, there was this goat.

copperbadge: (radiofreemondaaay)
posted by [personal profile] copperbadge at 01:42pm on 22/04/2019 under
Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday! I managed to get it done today!

Ways To Give

[tumblr.com profile] merpancake is raising funds to help keep her family in their rental; they are struggling on one income while trying to get disability help for her husband, and they are unexpectedly pregnant. Currently they are trying to make a month's rent and get current on bills; you can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] iamshadow21 linked to a fundraiser for Bill Mantlo, a comic book writer and co-creator of Rocket Raccoon and Cloak and Dagger, who has been in care since a hit and run left him with a permanent brain injury nearly thirty years ago. His younger brother, who has been the primary supporter of his care, is retired and would like to bring Bill home from the institution he has been in for a decade; unfortunately he is in nearly $100K of debt and needs funding to help out. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] typewrittenwolf is fundraising to save their house from code enforcement liens and possible issues with the bank; both they and their parents are disabled, making earning the money difficult. You can give through ko-fi here or purchase off their amazon wishlist here.

[tumblr.com profile] ellie-elizabeth21 is a disabled, nonbinary person fundraising to leave an unsafe household where they are being harassed by their landlord and dealing with an abusive parent. You can read more, reblog, and find a link to donate here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for top surgery for Krysta, an agender person whose fundraiser has been stagnant for the last few months. You can read more and support the fundraiser here.

[tumblr.com profile] ravenreyamidala linked to a fundraiser the Magicians fandom created after a controversial death of a character in the most recent season finale. They are raising awareness about harmful television tropes and also raising money for LGBTQ+ youth support foundation The Trevor Project, including holding an online auction. You can get more information and see all the latest updates at [tumblr.com profile] thankqforthehope or give directly through their Trevor Project fundraising page.

[tumblr.com profile] thewalrus-said's beloved cat was unexpectedly hospitalized recently with as-yet unidentified stomach problems, and they are fundraising to cover vet bills and fees. The upper end of the estimate is $3.4K, not counting whatever treatment she may need once the problem is diagnosed. You can read more and reblog here or give directly through paypal here.

Anon linked to fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] deadcatwithaflamethrower and [tumblr.com profile] drougnor, who are fundraising for rent for their family after Droug lost his job. You can read and reblog fundraising links here, see and purchase jewelery for sale here, or give through her Ko-Fi or paypal. They also have a wishlist here, as a couple of family birthdays are coming up.

Katy linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] grrlcookery and her partner, who need help to keep their home as her partner's business hasn't had any orders or contracts in the past two months and they are currently facing eviction. They're raising $1500 for two months of rent and food, and also to set up a shed for soapmaking to help earn some extra cash. You can read more and reblog here or give through ko-fi here.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
April 21st, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] laurajv at 01:31am on 21/04/2019 under ,
Dealing with insomnia by listening to the audiobook of The Goblin Emperor. N. says, “in some ways, this book is just a bunch of stuff wrapped around a delicious core of Setheris getting his comeuppance.”
April 20th, 2019
devilc: Jupiter in her wedding tiara with the word "imagine" (Default)
posted by [personal profile] devilc at 05:46pm on 20/04/2019 under ,
April 19th, 2019
zulu: Karen Gillam from Dr. Who, wearing a saucy top hat (Default)
posted by [personal profile] zulu at 01:56pm on 19/04/2019
If I grade 15 essays per day between now and the final exam, I will be finished all sixty before I get sixty final exams to grade! So I mean! Right?
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April 18th, 2019
killabeez: (Penny Magicians)
posted by [personal profile] killabeez at 07:25am on 18/04/2019 under ,
Yesterday was a Very Difficult Day. Today is not going to be much better. Here, have a teaser of what promises to be a fantastic fix-it fic—but even if there were never any more than this, it still is exactly what the doctor ordered:

[personal profile] greywash posted: [FIC] "echo, the echo" [1/10] (The Magicians, Ensemble, Explicit)

hafital: (MCU - Nat and Steve)
Guys, I finished! With a week to spare before the new movie. *falls over dead*

With this final story, the total word count for this series is over $119k word say what. That's ridiculous lol. 

eta: I owe big thanks to killabeez! You ever need a beta, hon, i'm there for you. (Don't know why the user tags decided to delete my post. weird)

A Good Man (49720 words) by hafital
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Thor (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Thor
Characters: Steve Rogers, Thor, Brunnhilde | Valkyrie (Marvel), Original Characters
Additional Tags: Thundershield - Freeform, Post-Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (Movie), Not Avengers: Endgame (Movie) Compliant, steve rogers to the rescue, Mild Hurt/Comfort, Canon-Typical Violence, An Excess of Epilogues, Happily Ever After
Series: Part 3 of Starborn and Stormbreaker
Summary:

Thor is in trouble. And their daughter is threatened. Will Steve find a way to rescue them both?


~*~


Steve looked down at his hand. It was unblemished, no broken skin. The stone he had punched lay broken in pieces, nearly pulverized.

A choice lay before him, and he teetered on the edge. Right on the very edge. His anger almost shoved him over, the urge to let his emotions rule overpowering.

April 17th, 2019
devilc: Nux Vomica, the Strychnine tree (Nux Vomica)
posted by [personal profile] devilc at 10:28am on 17/04/2019
April 16th, 2019
rhi: A candle-lit labyrinth with a person just entering. (labyrinth)
posted by [personal profile] rhi at 11:49am on 16/04/2019 under , , , ,
As a person, I'm horrified and can't begin to imagine how traumatized so many people must be by this.  My grandmother was a docent at National Cathedral in D.C. for over 20 years and would be devastated if this had happened there.  National Cathedral isn't *nearly* as old as Notre Dame and it doesn't have the same 'center of the country's worship' feel that Notre Dame has for France.

As a historian, I'm relieved they managed to salvage as much as they did, and I'm reminding myself that they've renovated the cathedral before, most memorably for me when Victor Hugo was fundraising and doing PR for it simultaneously with Hunchback of Notre Dame. It won't be the same, it can't be, but I have faith they'll conserve as much as they can and maybe help stabilize it enough to make another 800 years.

::facepalms:: And as a Highlander fan, how my fannish mind works; cut rather than upset anyone who feels this is 'trivializing' rather than processing. )

And the lawn got mowed while I figured out how to phrase the cut text, so hey, go me.  Exercise for the day.

ETA:  The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem had a smaller fire at the same time, but the current report says there was neither damage nor injuries.
April 15th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] killabeez at 06:53pm on 15/04/2019 under ,
Y'all, I accidentally (I swear) wrote (sort of) death fic for my [livejournal.com profile] spnspringfling recipient, [livejournal.com profile] de_nugis. And now I feel super guilty about it, and would so welcome any Sam/Rowena prompts that might strike you. I promise nothing, but guilt is a powerful motivator.

While I'm here, let me wholeheartedly rec the Sam/Rowena delightfulness that was written for me:

Title: i saw a video essay about this, once by [livejournal.com profile] duckondebut
Pairing: Sam/Rowena
Rating: PG-13
Any warnings: vague spoilers for s13, some depictions of violence and gore, mild swearing

Completely charming and hilarious, the author got Rowena to the last beautiful, snarky degree, and I loved it.
devilc: Jupiter in her wedding tiara with the word "imagine" (Default)
lannamichaels: Ye Zun from Guardian cdrama (ye zun)
posted by [personal profile] lannamichaels at 04:53pm on 15/04/2019 under ,


I'm not 100% happy with it, but I definitely need to stop fucking with it. I'd hoped to have "hope you guessed my name" on there but couldn't get it to work but, meh, that was just the only purpose of taking 59 screenshots of that specific interaction, it's not like it was that important to my Artistic Vision. I've gotten spoiled by doing text-only icons for so long.

Anyway, Ye Zun says hi. and that more edits will probably happen at some point in the future if he doesn't just eat PSP first.

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posted by [personal profile] copperbadge at 08:40am on 15/04/2019 under
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give

[tumblr.com profile] kaitokenji37 is raising money for diabetes medication after recently losing his insurance; it costs $100 for an office visit and around $500 for a 30-day supply. You can Read more and give at gofundme here.

Katy linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] grrlcookery and her partner, who need help to keep their home as her partner's business hasn't had any orders or contracts in the past two months and they are currently facing eviction. They're raising $1500 for two months of rent and food, and also to set up a shed for soapmaking to help earn some extra cash. You can read more and reblog here or give through ko-fi here.

[tumblr.com profile] phangirlpenguin and [tumblr.com profile] lookingformonkey are raising funds to move to Florida for a job teaching special needs students in Polk County. You can read more and give at gofundme here.

[tumblr.com profile] k-pagination is still struggling to get disability benefits and is facing both slow paperwork turnarounds and repeated denials because of the paperwork issue; they're dealing with fallout from their room flooding, and need groceries and other essentials, on top of which their cat needs to go to the vet. They have an updated art shop on Redbubble, a Patreon here, and you can give through gofundme here or paypal here.

Oscar linked to a fundraiser for Rainbow Road, which is doing necessary work in aiding LGBT individuals to escape countries with stringent anti-gay laws such as Chechnya, Syria, and Egypt. Oscar is doing a birthday fundraiser on Facebook where you can read more and support the organization.

Erika's emotional support dog Teyla recently had a malignant tumor removed, and Teyla is doing well, but they need to raise money to cover the vet bills. You can read more and give at gofundme here.

Anon linked to fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] deadcatwithaflamethrower and [tumblr.com profile] drougnor, who are fundraising for rent for their family after Droug lost his job. You can read and reblog fundraising links here, see and purchase jewelery for sale here, or give through her Ko-Fi or paypal. They also have a wishlist here, as a couple of family birthdays are coming up.

[tumblr.com profile] taraframeconservation's brother Liam has been accepted to the Miami Music Festival's Opera Apprentice Program this summer, which is an opportunity for him to perform at a number of concerts and receive a range of classes in performance; he received a scholarship but needs to make up the extra. They've made it almost a quarter of the way there but still need more help. You can read more and help out here, including hearing Liam sing!

[tumblr.com profile] whyhellotheregandalf is raising funds for medical costs for the emergency removal of a burst tumor on their dog, Artie (the tumor will continue to bleed and endanger Artie until the surgery can take place). They've been able to get a reduced cost for the surgery, but they're still only halfway there. You can read more and reblog here or give directly via paypal here.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
April 14th, 2019
lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)
posted by [personal profile] lannamichaels at 03:45pm on 14/04/2019 under , , , ,


...or: Zhao Yunlan, stop guilting Shen Wei for being late when you hadn't pre-arranged anything or told him you wanted him, Shen Wei may be the one who remembers y'all agreed to meet again, but that didn't come with a little note indicating the time and place and that it was for crime fighting purposes so make sure to wear the specific outfit.


Double Drabble: Bat Signal. ( words) by Lanna Michaels
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: 镇魂 | Guardian (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Shěn Wēi, Chǔ Shùzhī
Additional Tags: Double Drabble, Crack
Summary:

Shen Wei considers how to stop being late.

lannamichaels: "Sit Down John" written in a stencil font in white on a maroonish background. Quote from 1776. (sit down john)
posted by [personal profile] lannamichaels at 02:16pm on 14/04/2019


"What is your paternal grandfather's nickname", what the actual fuck. Even worse, I can't tell if they mean "what is the nickname his friends called him" or "grandpa".

Other highlights:
-In what city is your vacation home
-What city do you plan to live in when you retire
-What was your least favorite subject in junior high school
-What was the name of the town your maternal grandmother lived in
-What was the first name of your favorite teacher in final year of high school [have I got news for you about my knowledge of the first names of any of my teachers]
-What is the first name of your favorite cousin [hey, cousins, gather round, I need to figure out which of you I like the most! It's okay, it's just for a website's security questions.]


Plus the usual very specific ones about dating and my wedding. Gotta love all the assumptions built into these things...

Actual best part: this is a different website than this security question headache.

lannamichaels: "For Shame!" "For the revolution!" (for shame)


I had way too many problems titling this, ugh.


Triple Drabble: You Just Put Your Lips Together. (300 words) by Lanna Michaels
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: 镇魂 | Guardian (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Shěn Wēi/Zhào Yúnlán
Characters: Zhào Yúnlán
Additional Tags: Triple Drabble, ...in bed, pre-identity reveal, Blowjobs, POV Zhao Yunlan
Summary:

Zhao Yunlan wants to improve relations with Dixing.



April 13th, 2019
raine: Highlander: Cory Raines grinning in anticipation (Highlander: Cory grinning)
posted by [personal profile] raine at 09:49pm on 13/04/2019 under ,
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
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posted by [personal profile] wickedwords at 09:13am on 13/04/2019 under ,
End of March, I sprained my knee and then less than a week later, I decided I really didn't need the brace that the doc gave me.  Well, I walked down the stairs at work, and ...ZAP!  Screwed it up big time, and couldn't put weight on it to walk; I spent most of the following week on the couch, resting the leg and taking advil.  Things are resolving, I am not in pain anymore, and I am using the brace all the time when I am up and around. I have got an appointment with the doc to check again to make sure it wasn't anything that needs surgery, and have my physical therapy discussion.  So, hopefully, in a few more weeks, it will all be better.

You'd think that with all that resting I would have read more, but I didn't.  I watched a lot of you tube, and finished up some feel good TV on Netflix (like Marie Kondo, Queer Eye, that stuff.)  I played a lot of casual games too.

I did finish two novellas though!

8) Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
She had me at Fun Victorian Lesbian Romance for an older crowd.  The characters are fun and engaging, the terrible nephew is as advertised and deserves punishment.  The main clash is class related, a smart working woman and a smartass rich woman who meet, have issues, torment the terrible nephew, and fall in love.  It was adorable and poignant at time, and I loved it. It's also pretty much in my wheelhouse, and as we are an underserved community at best, that may have added some extra spice to the romance.
 
9) Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
After I finished the fourth book in the series, I realized I hadn't read the third! Luckily, none of the stories really depend on anything that isn't in the first book. I liked the plot in this one a lot, and enjoyed having a quest structure to hang the story on; however the main character really didn't grab me and she should have.  Our relationship just never clicked.  I empathized a lot with the secondary characters in this story, and I think Christopher with his one flute was my favorite. I only had one moment where I could see through to the pop cultural influence that inspired a bit of the story -- King Candy!  -- which jarred a little, but otherwise it was pretty seamless fun. 

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