Sidetracks - February 23, 2017

Feb. 23rd, 2017 06:05 pm
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag.

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spindizzy: Text icon: "And then canon got fucked so everyone lived happily ever after." (I ignore your reality and substitute my)
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I have read SO MUCH prose this time around! Honestly, I forgot how long it takes, it feels like I spent forever with the same books, even if GoodReads tells me it was only a couple of days with each. People who read prose exclusively: how do you do this all the time?! Are you all wizards?!

(ALSO I am bringing back "*" on the book list as a marker for "This book contains rape/discussion of rape," so please bear that in mind and look after yourselves, okay?)

  1. The Convergence of Fairy Tales by Octavia Cade [Jump] *

  2. Hunter's Way by Gerri Hill [Jump] *

  3. In The Name of the Father by Gerri Hill [Jump] *

  4. Partners by Gerri Hill [Jump]

  5. Arsenic For Tea by Robin Stevens [Jump]

  6. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson [Jump]

  7. Gangsta:Cursed Volume One by Kohske and Syuhei Kamo [Jump]

  8. Dogs Disco by Joe Decie [Jump]

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Reading Goals

Reading goal: 16/150 (8 new this post) Prose: 7/50 (6 new this post)
New-to-me female authors: 4/75 (3 new this post: Octavia Cade, Gerri Hill, Noelle Stevenson)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 9/90 (4 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 4/16 (4 new this post; Hunter's Way, In The Name of the Father, Partners and Nimona)

Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry

Feb. 23rd, 2017 06:29 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/boobuu/pseuds/boobuu" rel="author">boobuu</a>


Goody’s happy, and so is Billy, which is more important. It doesn’t really matter what Manu thinks. It’s not that he’s upset, but everything just seems to grate on him more: there are dog-eared books Manu doesn’t recognize on Billy’s kitchen table, a hand around Billy’s waist when they’re smoking outside, Goody at dinner, telling jokes that Billy laughs at silently, a soft curl to his mouth.

He’s not upset, he thinks, just a little jealous—the natural consequence of a friend coupling up, moving on. It just makes him feel particularly single, in a world made for couples, that Goody’s always at Billy’s side now, when Billy used to turn to him instead.

Words: 3283, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 2 of Interdisciplinary Studies

Prompting schedule

Feb. 23rd, 2017 02:53 pm
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Thank you for the prompt submissions! I, uh, didn't mean to take this long to get back to it.

What I'll do is post a new prompt on the 1st and 15th of each month, with a reminder halfway in between, and an amnesty period every so often. I have now put notes on my calendar to try to stop the endless slide into procrastination. XD New prompts will start up again on March 1.

Thank you for your patience!

Маленький секрет

Feb. 23rd, 2017 02:11 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/kaiender/pseuds/Kai%20Ender" rel="author">Kai Ender (kaiender)</a>


ПВП-печенька для Зайца, или Что можно найти в сумке Билли Рокса

Words: 1077, Chapters: 1/1, Language: Русский

[Bunny #3] Bunny Management

Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:58 pm
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Just a reminder - this is your community, too. Feel free to use it to ask for advice, vent, commiserate, celebrate, etc.

So. We've been here all month. \o/ We have made our shiny lists and looked at our shiny lists and a few of us have possibly even despaired a bit over our shiny lists before remembering they are shiny lists of awesome things we're gonna write/draw/create/etc.

Let's talk about how things end up on those lists this week.

What makes you add a plotbunny/project/idea to your list and keep it there? Do you write mostly for bingos/exchanges/challenges? Do you take requests? What inspires you? Do you maaaaaybe keep a few more ideas than you should or realize they need a little (or a lot) more work to become a proper story?

And since we're at the last post for the month, it's time for list revision. You are free to look over your list and remove anything that you've realized isn't working for you. There is nothing wrong with keeping all your bunnies, of course, but it is also okay to let go.

This is also a weekly check-in! You do not have to check in, of course, but if you would like to comment on the last week, feel free!

If you have a deadline coming up, you can do it! If you need a deadline, feel free to ask!
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I'm unsettled by the thought that some people read or watch DN Angel and come away thinking, 'Ah, yes, Satoshi, there's a young man who's definitely not in unrequited love with Daisuke.' I'm usually open to people having their own interpretations of characters and their relationships, particularly on points that aren't made explicit in canon! But Satoshi is just so painfully, tragically in love.

It will astonish you to learn that I'm rereading DN Angel. I must have first watched the anime thirteen years ago, and I've never really thrown off my emotional attachment to this ridiculous tale of rampant crushes and magical art theft. My feelings about Satoshi will lie dormant for years, and then I remember his tragic existence and those feelings BURN A HOLE IN MY CHEST.

I sort of want to write fanfiction where Daisuke finally realises how Satoshi feels about him (Riku probably tells him, because Daisuke is absolutely hopeless with feelings and there's no way he's ever going to work it out on his own), but I'm not sure where it could go. Daisuke approaches Satoshi to say 'I'm really sorry, I don't feel that way about you,' Satoshi goes 'well, I knew that,' uncomfortable silence, the end? It's not much of a concept.

It could theoretically be possible to make a 'sorry, I don't feel that way' conversation interesting, but it'd be tough with Satoshi. It's generally hard to make Satoshi have conversations. He's very quiet and intense.

Final Fantasy VI was on sale on the Playstation Store recently, and I lost my copy some years ago, so I bought it! Maybe I'll actually be able to finish it this time.

Here's an odd thing about Final Fantasy VI: at one point, a man tells Locke to give his son 'the password', but he can't remember what the password is. When you (as Locke) speak to the son, you're given three possible passwords to say, one of which is correct. So you have a one-in-three chance of getting it right. If you get it wrong, you'll be able to try again, after finding a fresh disguise.

But the three choices are presented to you, the player. They aren't presented to Locke.

Perhaps we're meant to think the son gave Locke the three choices (although that doesn't seem like a great password system), but I prefer to believe that Locke was told 'give him the password, I can't remember what it is' and then got the password, by randomly guessing from all the words in the world, within three tries.

The Next Time Around

Feb. 21st, 2017 04:19 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/hakura0/pseuds/hakura0" rel="author">hakura0</a>


This is the next time around.

Words: 675, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Review Hunt Results

Feb. 21st, 2017 08:11 pm
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We've had four participants in our Review Hunt:

First place goes to elasticella with 807 points who wins a $20 Amazon voucher.

Second place goes to anaraine with 684 points who wins a $5 Amazon voucher.

Third place goes to sailorptah with 176 points.

Fourth place goes to doctorkaitlyn with 132 points.

A big thank you to everyone who took part! I'm sure you made creators happy and that makes you all rock stars in my book!

elasticella and anaraine, you'll soon be contacted about the amazon vouchers you won.

I hope you also had some fun and that we'll see you again next halfamoon!

How do you say...?

Feb. 20th, 2017 03:35 am
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Posted by <a href="/users/CelticArche/pseuds/CelticArche" rel="author">CelticArche</a>


Small pieces of Faraday asking Vasquez how to say words in Spanish.

Words: 396, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Bang*Bang 65

Feb. 20th, 2017 01:46 pm
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Posted by ladysisyphus

cover by aspectabund


The new kitchen boy, by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三)

Error Borealis, by Iron Eater *

Sicilian Winter, by lamtuna

Lay Down Your Arms, by Kimyō Tabibito (奇妙 旅人)

Unification, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)

Little Vipers Sing, by Yuriko Toru (百合子 亨)

Heir, by H.P. Lovecock (力。下。愛ちんちん)

Possession, by Tamari Erin (玉里えりん) *

The Legend of Arthur Smith, by Yin Twig *

Jack of Spades, by beili

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, by shukyou (主教)

Lessons in Lunar Etiquette, by TK Hoshikuzu (TK 星屑)

* illustrated


Form of Oath and Administration thereof.

The Arch-Bishop or Bishop shall say,

Will You solemnely Promise and Sweare to produce a Newe Issue, which is of Finest and Gayest Qualitye according to the Statutes in Parlyament Agreed on and the Laws and Customs of the same?

The King and Queene shall say,

I solemnly Promise soe to doe.

Arch Bishop or Bishop,

Will You to Your power distribute freely this Newe Issue, that the People of this Kingdome may enjoy its Gayeity at No Charge?

King and Queene,

I will.

Arch Bishop or Bishop,

Will You to the utmost of Your power announce to the Kingdome that this Newe Issue has come? Will You in Your wisdom bestowe upon its Contrybutors such rightful Praise and Acclaim as they have through their Workes earned? Will You tell Your Friendes of its Glory, that they might soe partake of its Splendours? Will You use Your power to spread its News through the Twytter, the Tumblre, the Facesbooke, and other Sytes of Fine and Noble Distribution?

King and Queene,


Arch Bishop or Bishop,

Just saye okay.

King and Queene,


After this the King and Queene laying His and Her Hand upon the Shousetsu Bang*Bang, shall say,

King and Queene,

The things which I have here before promised I will performe and Keepe Soe help me Editors.

Then the King and Queene shall kisse the Editors.1

1This last line is of dubious historical accuracy and may be a later redaction.


See this issue's entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. This issue will be mirrored at on Wednesday.

[admin post] Admin Post: Want to cheerlead or need a beta?

Feb. 20th, 2017 09:23 am
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Hey, folks, if you want to cheerlead (or want to cheer someone on) or need a beta, drop your info on the Beta Services post.

Also, if you hadn't had a chance and would like to, please opt-in to have your fanworks remixed or podficced by posting your information on the Dreamwidth opt-in post.

And, last but certainly not least, please consider being on our pinch hit list.

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Morning star

Feb. 20th, 2017 01:38 am
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Posted by <a href="/users/wanderingsmith/pseuds/wanderingsmith" rel="author">wanderingsmith</a>


"Goodnight is very good with hair."

Words: 2375, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Love is Love

Feb. 19th, 2017 09:10 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/BeautifulMessOfMe/pseuds/BeautifulMessOfMe" rel="author">BeautifulMessOfMe</a>


Josh can't understand a lot of things, but he really doesn't get how Jack Horne, an old country priest, managed to snag himself a hot nineteen year old boyfriend with a flourishing male modeling career.

Words: 495, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English


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