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Oct. 15th, 2017 11:32 am
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[personal profile] ironed_orchid
I am so bad at this updating thing.

Between having a week off work and then getting sick (again), I've been spending a lot of time on the couch binge watching. Here is a list of tv stuffs I have been watching in the last month or so:

The Good Place: I find this fun, but now that I am caught up and have to wait for weekly episodes, each one feels short.

Glitch: season two - so good, so interesting, but now we are more into the SF of how people came back from the dead, and less into their personal histories.

Bojack Horseman: I watched the entire 4 seasons in just over a week. I'd assumed this was yet another mean and sarcastic cartoon for adults, but I ended up caring a lot about the characters, even the mean and sarcastic ones.

Star Trek: Discovery: I think I want to like this more than I actually do, but it doesn't matter as I am utterly smitten with Michael Burnham and want her to be happy, which means I'll probably keep watching forever.

Dance Academy: seasons one and two on Netflix, season three on iview - I find this silly show for teenagers about a Sydney ballet school surprisingly charming and easy to watch.

Grace and Frankie: Another show I didn't watch before and then devoured in a few sittings. I have loved Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda since I was about 12, and they are a delight to watch together. Some good stuff about ageing and being single older women. I find some of the story lines a bit clunky, but there is good natured humour to keep me watching.

American Vandal: Who drew the dicks? I wasn't sure about it but the mockumentary format really works, and the kids actually look and act like teenagers and their theories are so dumb that it's beautiful.

The Good Fight: A spin off from The Good Wife and does assume background knowledge for some plots and characters. I like Rose Leslie's character, strange to see her playing and American, but she does it well. It still does that annoying thing of ever so slightly fictionalising actual people and events and the episode with the character who was Not!Milo was one of the weakest.

I am frustrated with Netflix for making new shows I want to watch which only air weekly. I guess it's because they want to sell them to other networks, but it sucks.

Dear Yuletide Writer

Oct. 5th, 2017 05:07 pm
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[personal profile] were_duck
Hello! Thank you so much for writing me a story in one of these fandoms! I can't wait to see what you come up with, thank you so much in advance.

I am generally a fan of you getting to write the story you want to write, so please, if you have an idea in mind, please feel free to pursue it.

My only major do-not-wants are pregnancy loss and child death. Other than that, I'm not super into stories that center jealousy, though I'm open to some jealousy if they work through it and it isn't treated as romantic. I'm not super into non-con or tons of hurt/comfort.

Just in case you'd like to know what kinds of things I do generally like in stories, in no particular order: character studies, women being friends with one another, queers, queer community, queer people in het relationships, polyamory, sex, porn, kink (nothing is too much for me to read about), shibari, fix-it fic, missing scenes, space AUs, band AUs, werewolf AUs, found family, worldbuilding/exploring a world, adventure, romance, established relationships, communication and trust, gender exploration, explorations of canon grief or sadness, especially if it's bittersweet.

I requested the following fandoms, and I gave a really short bit of info about each one in my signup (reproducing that here):

Scientific Method Universe: I love everyone in this bar! Any combo of characters is great. I love porn but it's not necessary for me to enjoy your story. Major do-not-wants for me are pregnancy loss or heavy hurt/comfort. I love established relationship stories, humor, feelings, sex, edgy kink. I'm not super into stories that center jealousy, though dealing with some jealousy is fine. I admit that the trio (Will, Hugh, and Truman) have my heart, but I'd also be into any story that moves you about the other characters.

Rivers of London: I love gen in this fandom though I also do super love Peter/Nightingale and Peter/Bev (any poly arrangement is also great!). I love mystery stories and humorous hijinks and Peter being endearingly into research and modern community policing outreach. I miss Lesley. My only major trigger is pregnancy loss.

The Divine Cities: This series really got to me, especially the last book. I'd be open to any character explorations of any of these characters (I also love Signe). I love how this series did its worldbuilding, the politics, the great big gaps of unexplored time for the characters' stories. I find the magic fascinating and the difficult decisions made heartbreaking. My only major trigger is pregnancy loss, and I've read all three books.

Yuletide 2017: Dear Writer

Oct. 3rd, 2017 03:45 pm
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[personal profile] thefourthvine
Dear Writer Person,

Hi!

I am, as always, going to provide you with all the details, because that's what I hope to get from my recipient. But if details aren't your thing, please tap out of this letter now. Just know that I really, really cannot handle child or animal harm or death, and I love you for volunteering to write in one of these tiny fandoms. See you on the 25th!

Or, if you want to know more, read on.

Me )

Basketball RPF, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird )

Jazz Age Writer RPF, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald )

Historical Farm (UK TV), Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn )

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