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Hey there moon mission!

Valentine's Day 2019 has now come and gone, but as [personal profile] tamsin said at the top of the month, Half A Moon is still open for your posts all February long. So if you had something in mind that you haven't quite gotten around to posting yet, or something on the daily prompt list gave you a plotbunny that didn't hatch in time for that day (hatch? bunnies don't hatch. listen, there's some stuff going on at home, I'm doing my best.), you haven't missed your shot. The next two weeks are free space; have fun!

HBO War Week 2019

Feb. 15th, 2019 02:08 pm
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Banner for HBO War Week 2019.

Link: [community profile] easycotroopers (AO3 collection)

Description: HBO War Week is an annual low-pressure prompt meme for Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and Generation Kill. Each day of one consecutive week is dedicated to a one-word prompt.

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Posting Dates: March 3 - 9

We've Been Overruled By The Audience.

Feb. 15th, 2019 07:31 pm
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It was Final Fantasy VIII's twentieth birthday on the eleventh of February, and I got a little emotional about it. I'm so glad this game exists. I'm so glad I was accidentally sold it when I tried to buy a different game. I'm so glad I played it when I was thirteen years old and I really needed it. I don't know who I'd be if I'd never met Squall Leonhart.

I really want to do something in honour of this game. Maybe I should try to finish my 'Squall is contracted to be Yuna's guardian' crossover with Final Fantasy X. It seemed too ambitious, but maybe it could work as a one-shot if I just focus on crucial scenes from their pilgrimage.

The other event on the eleventh: I attended a recording of The Unbelievable Truth! But, unfortunately, I forgot to make notes afterwards, so it's all escaped my mind. Here are a few scraps I've managed to pull out of my unreliable memory, at any rate.

The panellists were Henning Wehn, Lou Sanders, Lucy Porter and Frankie Boyle; the host, as ever, was David Mitchell. The goal in The Unbelievable Truth, if anyone's unfamiliar with the rules, is to spot the ridiculous truths concealed in a largely false lecture.

For the second time on the show, Wehn gave a lecture on Germany.

Wehn: I was quite upset to be asked to give a second lecture on Germany...
Sanders: (buzzes) I don't think that's true.
Wehn: It is.
Mitchell: I... sorry, I don't understand. You've buzzed in to say that something isn't true.
Sanders: I've forgotten the format of the show.
Mitchell: And Henning says it is true, so I think we have to give you a point for an inadvertent truth, regardless of what you actually said when you buzzed. She's cunningly tricked you into saying it was true, Henning.

Wehn's full opening line was 'I was quite upset to be asked to give a second lecture on Germany, as it suggests there was something wrong with the first.' He concluded with 'I trust that I have now given a satisfactory overview of Germany and that a third lecture will not be necessary.'

Wehn: In Germany, it is illegal to give a child a stupid name.
Sanders: They let you be called Henning.

Wehn actually made a callback to the last Unbelievable Truth recording I attended! After finishing his lecture with three points: 'I know how I'm going to play this.' (The last time he'd got three points, he'd refused to play for the rest of the game so he wouldn't risk losing them. An effective strategy, it turned out, but perhaps not the most desired one for a comedy panel show.)

Porter buzzed at one point and then agonised over whether she was making the right call. 'If it's any reassurance,' Mitchell said, 'this game absolutely does not matter.'

A line I definitely laughed too loudly at in Boyle's lecture on beards:

Boyle: Kanye West's beard is insured for eight million dollars. Every year he shaves it, sells it and donates the proceeds to a charity for helping poor, disadvantaged children... grow beards.

Wehn's second lecture was on time. One of his truths was 'Scientists have been unable to prove that time exists'.


Wehn: If your casserole becomes burnt, too much time has passed.
Porter: (buzzes) That's true.
Mitchell: Well, that's not one of the truths Henning was supposed to include, but I think you've spotted an inadvertent truth.
Boyle: Haven't we just established that time might not exist? If your casserole becomes burnt, too much heat has gone into the casserole.
Mitchell: That is true. All right, Lucy, you don't get the point because time doesn't exist.

A man in the audience occasionally heckled. Eventually, the producer interrupted the recording and had the heckler escorted from the premises.

'That was incredibly awkward,' Mitchell said after the removal, desperately.

Chapter 3 of Dixing's Candle

Feb. 15th, 2019 07:58 pm
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I have posted the third chapter of Dixing's Candle over on AO3.


You can come scream at me here: strangefen
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The Chocolate Box exchange has gone live, and there are seven new Guardian stories there! In case you haven't seen them, here's a list:

镇魂 | Guardian (TV) - 7 stories )

Day 14: Goodbye

Feb. 14th, 2019 10:52 pm
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I'm sneaking in with a last minute post for Kara Thrace (BSG), which seems fitting as the theme for today is 'Goodbye'. Little bit of meta + fanvid recs + link to my older fic at my journal in a public post!

Day 14: Goodbye

Feb. 14th, 2019 10:18 pm
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Title: For Amidala
Author: [ profile] redrikki 
Fandom: Star Wars
Characters: Padmé Amidala, Sabé, Handmaidens
Rating: PG-13
Length: 602
Summary:Her handmaidens had all poured so much of themselves into Amidala, it was like they were part of her now. Padmé didn't know if she had the strength to let one go.
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One link: "Maaya Sakamoto Joins Cast of Fruits Basket Anime". [ANN]

When I first saw the original Fruits Basket anime, I loved it dearly. In my case, falling in love with the manga meant a lot of the love for that animated version faded quickly away--there are lots of wonderful things about it, but the small changes add up, and my anger at some of the drastic changes makes it hard for me to still love it for what it was.

One of the changes that's enjoyable in its own right is the Valentine's Day episode. I'm looking forward to seeing the Valentine's events of the manga in the new anime, but a lingering side effect of the original anime's take on it is that my sole ~Observance of Valentine's Day~ is the singing out of "HAPPY VALENTINE'S, KYO-KUN!!!" (mainly, but not exclusively, at [personal profile] scruloose).

(I don't think the original anime did terribly well by Kagura [who says that line], in that it ramped her up even higher than she is in the manga. OTOH, she was played by Mitsuishi Kotono that time around, and Mitsuishi is a brilliant, tremendously versatile seiyuu, so had that iteration continued down the path of the manga's actual story and Kagura's actual character arc, I would have trusted her to carry it off somehow, even though my retroactive faith in the writing staff for that anime is nonexistent.)

So: happy Valentine's, Kyo-kun!!!

Tonight Ginny and Kas came over for supper for the first time in what feels like forever. Kas brought Ginny-friendly pizza dough and other fixings for calzones, and he and [personal profile] scruloose assembled a very tasty dinner. (Kas also brought us a soggy baby!!! [AKA a lemon loaf.] Put a pin in that in case I get back to writing about what led to that; right now I need to wrap this up and sleep.)

You can tell by now that I have no use for Valentine's (although for those of you who celebrate it, I hope it was lovely; I also hope it wasn't painful for anyone). Right now it's largely a reminder that ten years ago--I think exactly; I'm pretty sure the trip included Valentine's--[personal profile] scruloose, Ginny, and I were in Hawai'i, staying with [personal profile] scruloose's parents (who were wintering there). I was happily considering it an ideal way to mark [personal profile] scruloose's and my five-year wedding anniversary, since we got married in Hawai'i (in June, not February, but that's the tiniest quibble when one has a free place to stay in February!), and Ginny being there with us was wonderful.

February in Hawai'i is a glorious thing. I/we used to have notions of going every five years to mark milestone numbers of years of marriage, but we didn't make it for our tenth year, and now it's our fifteenth anniversary in a few months, and the US is what it is, and we are so not going. (And my in-laws haven't wintered in Hawai'i in several years, which is also a factor. As noted, that place to stay is a staggering help in making such a trip feasible.)

Being so terribly unsure that I'll ever see Hawai'i again is far from the worst part about the political hellscape for me, even in purely selfish terms. But it really, truly hurts my heart.

Day 14: Goodbye

Feb. 15th, 2019 01:43 am
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Two videos about Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager) leaving her life as a Borg behind and starting to re-discover who she is as an individual. The first one was made by my RL partner [personal profile] jacquelee and the second one is a self-rec. :)


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Our Favourite Media of January 2019

Feb. 14th, 2019 11:31 pm
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Each month, we look back over the media we loved in the previous month, from books to film to video games and more.

Read more... )

Fanwork Recs — February 2nd 2019

Feb. 14th, 2019 11:01 pm
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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.

If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment/favorite and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D o/

Recommendations included:
  • Final Fantasy VIII – art (1)

  • GLOW - vid (3)

  • Hamilton – art (1)

  • Mass Effect - meta (1)

  • MCU – art (1), vid (1)

  • Ocean's 8 - vid (3)

Read more... )

What fanwork have you loved recently?
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I made a rec post linking over a dozen wonderful artists on Tumblr who post Guardian art. If you're still on there, go give these fantastically talented people some love!

And while I'm here on the comm, I should also mention that I posted Chapter 15 (of 30) of With a Twist of the Kaleidoscope. With 63898 words, the story is now halfway to its 126k total!

The story is a fix-it canon-divergent AU that may add a little bit of angst to the mix before sorting everything out in a "everyone lives" ending. (Or should that be a lot of angst? How bad is it when you make Shen Wei thinks he hates Zhao Yunlan...?) Rated T, no archive warnings.
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(ETA: if any of you are into exchanges, Guardian the TV series is part of the tag set for [community profile] space_swap – sign-ups end on Sunday!)

So, I've been going through the episodes again for purposes of my dramatis personae thingy, and I've been making notes and screencapping as I go (I'm currently at ep 6). Then I got the idea that maybe I should make icons out of the 20ish-screencaps-per-episode – smallish themed packs! And maybe give the "raws" to the world so that people can use them as they wish! And hey, I'm already making notes on stuff like expressions and what people say, perhaps I should include those as well, and-

Well. I suppose it would be a watchalong thing. Do any of the things mentioned above excite interest in people? Here's some example screencaps; I've generally tried to go for interesting composition or team shots/people interacting over shot #10250345 of Shen Wei Pines Sadly. (Well, after I got enough shots of Shen Wei pining sadly. But surely we all have enough icons of Shen Wei Pining Sadly available for our needs?)

Poll #21384 Interested?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 18

Would you be interested in this?

View Answers

17 (94.4%)

0 (0.0%)

With caveats
1 (5.6%)

What things would you like?

View Answers

16 (88.9%)

Episode-themed icons
10 (55.6%)

Discussion of what happens in the episode
16 (88.9%)

Discussion of characterization during episode
16 (88.9%)

Other – I will tell in the comments
1 (5.6%)

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... and an observation on a very heavily foreshadowing object in his flat.


Here in my journal

Day 14: Mystique

Feb. 14th, 2019 05:21 pm
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Self-recs! These are both fairly short and I thought they worked well together. (I do love a good Mystique character study...)

Title: An Afternoon
Fandom: X-Men (Movieverse), X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Raven | Mystique, Hank McCoy
Relationship: Raven | Mystique/Hank McCoy
A/N: I wrote this for day two's "Nature" prompt but didn't get it posted in time.
Title: Blue
Fandom: X-Men (Movieverse), X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Raven | Mystique, Angel Salvadore
Relationship: Raven | Mystique/Angel Salvadore
A/N: I originally wrote this for [community profile] femslashficlets.


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