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If I come up with an elaboration post for hlh_shortcuts, this will be it.

I...do not know if I have something. But if I do, it'll be here.

Until then, here's my sign-up: https://hlh-shortcuts.dreamwidth.org/7868.html?thread=81340#cmt81340

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femslashex dear creator letter

Stargate - All Media Series )

Original Work )

Original Work )

DC's Arrowverse )

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PSA about subscription/access

Every day is unfriending amnesty day in havocthecat-land. Should you not wish to read what I have to say, please feel free to unsubscribe and/or deaccess at any time. (My subscription/access theory is, by and large, aimed toward the mutual and dyadic. Which means that if you remove your subscription to me and leave my access to you, I will likely remove both my subscription to you and your access to me.)

No hard feelings. If your experience reading my journal is not what you're looking for on DW, please make your internet and Dreamwidth experience what you're looking to get out of it. Unsubscribe and/or deaccess at will.

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Silk and Steel Kickstarter Anthology

Look what Kickstarter anthology I just bought into - and you should look at it too! Lady duelists and high femmes! Apparently they met all their stretch goals very quickly and are looking at adding new ones soon.



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A love letter to Sarah Connor

https://www.tor.com/2019/11/01/the-terminator-gives-sarah-connor-one-of-the-most-compelling-origin-stories/

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I don't even vid any more. Let's get this out of my head.

I don't want to get back into vidding, I don't have a proper vidding setup, also I don't even ship it, and surely someone else has done it already, so I'm posting to get this out of my head because I listen to a LOT of Beastie Boys.

No Sleep Til Brooklyn (lyrics linked and behind the cut below) is clearly a vid from Bucky's POV about the post-Brooklyn fighting days and longing for home even when you can't remember who the hell you are.

Possibly also it's created reality where Steve and Bucky are fighting at the same time that Buffy and Faith are fighting, because it's such a fighting song in my mind and Bucky-and-Steve are about as best friend/dark mirror (also shippable if you bend that way) as Buffy-and-Faith (and I really damn bend that way in shipping for Buffy and Faith).

But only if I were a talented vidder who'd done vidding since after I had a kid. I am not that person in this reality. Somewhere, in some universe, there is a Havoc that gave up writing for vidding. (A very far-away universe, but I salute that Havoc, she's having a lot of fun too and has a better computer than me. She's been up all night vidding this.)

Do you want to vid this? HAVE AT IT. Has someone already vidded this song with MCU? LINK ME PLEASE?

I have [community profile] femslashex treating to get back to and [community profile] hlh_shortcuts signups to stalk.

ETA: Rap music is a CNTW experience and you may find language not to your liking behind the cut tag.
'No Sleep Til Brooklyn' )

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I love the Robin Hood episode of TNG, but...

When Vash and Crusher meet, the insta-bristling girl-hate and girl-rivalry over a guy strikes me as 'written by a man,' and, I looked it up and OH YEAH WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MEN because that behavior is super unrealistic.

Qpid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qpid


I love when people write these things and I don't have to, but my corner of fandom has been saying this shit for YEARS:
A Spirited Defense of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Deanna Troi

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Stargate: Share your favorite parts

[personal profile] princessofgeeks would like to know your favorite Sam Carter moments, Vala Mal Doran moments, or Sam and Vala friendship moments, go and tell them to her. Enable away!

https://princessofgeeks.dreamwidth.org/945126.html

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I love Hugo award winning fanfic archives

So I was merrily boggling away at the Hugo/AO3 kerfuffle until I had to leave town for a wedding,and I came back, only to discover that we're still wanking away. Damn. This one has staying power!

The only thing that WSFS has given me the urge to do, other than read the comments sections obsessively and recount things to the bride and Mr. Havoc, who have enjoyed the recounting and responded with a great deal of enthusiastic sarcasm and a request for the correct Hugo percentage formula, is to write some more fanfiction.

So there's that.

Did I miss anything else on the internet? Because that's some pretty overwhelming fanfic wank.

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#notallmen comes for Highlander about 20 years too early

I was watching one of the 6th season Raven audition episodes (the one with Katya) and Duncan used, sans irony, "it's not all men," and for fuck's sake, I shouted and I want to throw things at my tv now, SHE SHOULD NOT LET THINGS GO, SHE SHOULD NOT.

I remember how this episode played out and she gave up her vengeance so that her granddaughter had a father, but honestly, dude was so crazed with jealousy he killed his wife and so the courts acquitted him? OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE.

This whole episode should have played out differently. But Justice was written by two dudes and one woman, and the dudes got primary writing credits from the looks of it, and it was directed by a man. Go figure. Also it's from 1997.

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New job, week two

So far, so good, but I've been busy. Not much to talk about work-wise, which is nice! It means things are good.

So I've been watching Book of Monsters, which is basically a British-like Buffy with best friends, no magic, and a chainsaw. Also she's a lesbian and it's not a huge plot point, but it's a thing and it's sweet, and instead of vampires, there are a lot of Cthulhoid horrors from beyond killing people instead of vampires. I'm all for teenage girls with chainsaws killing monsters and having girlfriends.

Apparently it was a Kickstarter film? I like it. I streamed it on Amazon Prime. If I can get a hard copy I might just to have it archivally.

Also there's a fic recs post coming somewhere along the way, when the autopost comes through. I'm just not sure when that will be. Mostly because I've forgotten if I've set it up for weekly or every other week.

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My first eShakti order has arrived.

I really like my first two eShakti dresses. They fit amazingly (~$10 extra for custom sewing to my measurements is worth it), and the only thing I'm not a fan of is there being a back zipper, which means they take assistance to put on, as I'm not bendy enough to put on a dress with a back zipper by myself.

Mr. Havoc does not like the empire waisted dress as it's not very figure flattering, but it's a) not meant to be figure flattering, it's an empire waisted dress and b) meant for lazy day costuming when I have to LARP and need to chill and not stress over my costume.

I got this dress, except I had them lengthen the sleeves. It's cute as-is, but as I said, I wanted something for lazy day LARP costuming. The only thing that would've been better is if I could've gotten some kind of long, flowing sleeves, and I would've done it if possible. But I'd have had to go to a professional costumer for that, which I might do still, eventually.

ALSO THE DRESSES HAVE POCKETS. Not just itty-bitty pockets, or full sized pockets, but these fuckers are HUGE. I could fit my phone, a pen, and some lipstick, and a few other things in one pocket, and the fabric is thick enough it'll support it all.

Damn. Other than the zipper issue, I'm in love, and the zipper issue is tolerable. I need some more of these outfits. I bought everything in cotton so it would be machine washable.

I am potentially a fan of this tie waist dress, but I definitely like the idea of the striking dark red and contrasting blue trim of this dress.

(Re: the tag, dressing for work is also costuming, you know. Of an even higher order than LARP costuming. I am cosplaying as a Real Adult.)

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Okay, look, feel free to disagree - but elsewhere?

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/25/744193558/can-this-group-of-teen-girls-save-the-world-from-nuclear-war

It's a ridiculous article title, but it's about wargaming with teenage girls who just finished high school.

This quote made me the happiest from this article:

"I can't imagine a better training for thinking about trying to win an unfair fight when things are stacked against you than being a teenage girl," Oberholtzer said. "Someone who just finished high school while growing up as a girl is probably going to be one of your fiercer fighters who knows what to do with a limited tool set."

FUCK YES. THIS. ABSOLUTELY.

Well, except I have to add one caveat, and that's this: We only get more cunning and dangerous as we grow older.

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So there's an Invader Zim movie coming up

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QChx0aMglS0

I have never been so hopeful for the continuation of weird, dystopian, absurdist, surreal early 2000s cartoon series as I am today.

The fuck were they on when they were writing, storyboarding, animating, and voice acting that show?

ETA: If you have Hulu, the whole series is up there. But the movie will be on Netflix.

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I love the internet. Everyone's just so friendly. So, so friendly.

They all mean it so HELPFULLY and I know they do, because they preface their post with the phrase "friendly reminder" before they start issuing their orders.

If only I would listen to every single post on the internet that I see labeled with "friendly reminder," surely I could behave properly and never step out of line and everyone would be happy with me all the time, right?

I mean, I wouldn't be torn apart by a million different conflicting needs and wants and desires and standards of behavior, right? Because everyone's being just. so. friendly?

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Fandom Sunshine seems easy enough for those of us who are lazy

@sunshine_challenge works with the things I want to do anyway, it seems like?

Challenge 1: Fannish Housekeeping

You know, like updating your interests if you have a friend whose hobby is checking people's interests, redoing that sticky post you've meant to redo for *mumble* years now, or porting your Transformative Works policy over from your AO3 profile. (Yes, all of these are things I need to do.)

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I am late to the party, but June has been...difficult.

Ask me about three random words?

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I saw a similar writing meme

But I was in the middle of medical stuff at the time. I can't find the original to copy/paste, so here's my version:

Pick a word (or, if you can't think of one, random word generator up a word) and, if it appears in one of my original fics, I'll give you a sentence it appears in.

Also, for anyone who might be interested:
Are there techniques for creating alien or foreign sounding names?

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Chuck Wendig on Character-Driven vs Plot-Driven

https://twitter.com/ChuckWendig/status/1127964482997760000

SooOOOOoooo apropos of definitely not a particular giant TV franchise I feel like it's a good time to talk about PLOT and CHARACTER and about some troublesome impulses that I think writers sometimes have, and that impulse is when you want something to be PLOT-DRIVEN.


As someone who comes at things from a character-driven process, and who is also a gamer nerd, I enjoyed this entirely too much.

I don't look down on plot-driven writers, though, and I feel like he gives the occasional side-eye at those who are, which is, I think, a reaction to being a gamer and being railroaded by plot, as all gamers have had happen to them on occasion.

I have other feels on railroading gamers versus "this is a reasonable reaction after you pull egregious things in a game," but that's more of a gaming post kind of thing and less of a writing post kind of thing. But I can talk about it some time, with examples, now that I've been out of my last World of Darkness LARP for a couple years and would probably not anger any current players too much by discussing plots and events.

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So that was fast.

Between last week and this, I managed to get the sinus surgery I've been putting off for, oh, nearly two decades scheduled. It's well past time; the chronic sinus infections are terrible and the migraines are worse.

BUT I AM NERVOUS.

I have it tomorrow. They're talking about how I might not even be able to wear my glasses after.

Guys, I rely on my glasses to see more than a couple feet in front of my face. Or do things like WRITE FICTION and READ BOOKS.

I still remember with horror when I was first diagnosed with nearsightedness and my mom limited me to one book a day until I got my glasses. This was terrible! This was awful! This was the worst fate in the ENTIRE WORLD! (I still tried to sneak in extra reading.)

Also I had just finished The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardobe and not being able to read the other six books all in one day was cruel and unusual punishment.

Okay, I was seven, at the time, it really felt like the worst fate in the entire world. But honestly, this many decades later, the idea of limited reading still feels pretty bad, especially because swelling might give me a migraine, which also might limit my time on a device with a magnified screen.

So. Please distract me!

ETA: Thank you for the audiobook suggestions! However, they do not work for the way my mind does. Invariably, my mind wanders onto a tangent suggested by something in the book and I've missed the next ten minutes to half an hour of audiobook. It's a lot harder to page back in an audiobook than it is in a paper book or ebook. (This is why I don't do well with podcasts either.) I appreciate the thoughtfulness behind the audiobook/podcast suggestions, but please? Something else? No matter what I do or how hard I try, I cannot get my mind to adapt to those formats.

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