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The Big Bad Sticky Post

So one day I up and locked down most of this journal. Blame the spam bots and their human alter-egos. You're not missing much, but if you're still curious about what goes on in these parts, most of the content is still unlocked over on DW. (points to links in sidebar). Or if LJ's your drug of choice, just say hi once in a while so I know that you're really you.

Fic is, and will remain unlocked, and is mirrored at the following fine establishments: DW, FFN, and the AO3.



Master list of my stories:

By fandom:
SG-1 Fic
SGA Fic
SGU Fic
BSG Fic
Fringe Fic
By year:
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
Older Stuff

Or maybe you're looking for something a bit more specific?
5 Things
Archived commentfic
Ficathon entries
Christmas Cookie Theater
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not folding up shop

With recent TOS-related shenanigans over on LJ, I've been debating following fandom suit and deleting my journal there too. I've decided against it.

- They have my data. They always have, since the first post. It's the nature of data replication for high-availability and backups. Since they don't publicly state their backup retention policy (other than to note that they keep your data for up to one year in the TOS), even if I delete today, it doesn't mean my content is gone. It's just not accessible to me.
- More content makes searching for something more difficult. While any type of search is probably carried out using scripts and keyword searches, the larger volume of data, the longer it takes to search. Realistically, my 589 posts are not going to slow it down that much, if at all, but it's a bit of electronic data noise and cover for journals that could be targeted.
- Fandom history. Oddly, I still get comments on older stuff posted here, even though it's all also hosted on AO3, so somebody has bookmarked links. I'm seeing more journals disappear without a forwarding address, more fic disappearing without any archiving, and the fangirl in me is a little sad at this.
- I've been very careful from the start to not post anything that could identify me personally, either in any post, or in my account settings. The TOS says I don't have to.



It goes without saying that you need to do whatever you need to do to feel safe online. I'm not saying everybody should stop deleting their journals. Not at all. These are just my reasons for leaving it where it is. I may stop cross-posting at some point, if only because my flist is a ghost town and most people who are still posting are here on DW.

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my hand slipped

I used to write a lot. Then they have me the ProjectThatWouldn'tEnd at work, despite not having ever been a PM before, never mind one of this scale. I think it broke me temporarily because I haven't actually written anything in over a year.

Then [personal profile] elfin lamented the lack of Vic/Cady fic under the Longmire tag at AO3, and this happened. Words, how I missed you. S5 spoilers.



(I'll) Hold Your Hand Grenade
(3283 words) by ziparumpazoo
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Longmire (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Cady Longmire/Victoria "Vic" Moretti
Characters: Cady Longmire, Victoria "Vic" Moretti
Additional Tags: Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Female Friendship, impromtu sleepovers, season five spoilers, appropriate use of swearing
Summary:
"Have you ever killed a man? I mean, with your job, the chances of killing someone are higher than average, right?" In which nobody wants to go home alone.

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Lurk-mode disabled

Probably the best thing about reading Joe Hill's novels are the offhand references to his father's books, like the mention of Midworld and Derry in NOS4A2, or Frannie Goldsmith in The Fireman (there's probably more I missed) . Like picking up a comfortable fic canon that references a bunch of other fic.

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I wrote a thing

Oh jeez it's been so long...

Swing (713 words) by ziparumpazoo
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: partners to friends
Summary: They spar and she calls him for holding back against her, like she's made of bone china and he doesn't trust her not to break.

Or, how Natasha and Steve find their groove.


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I might just have accidentally watch two-thirds of the first season of Agents of Shield.

Damn you Netflix! Damn you!

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untitled post

I need to remember to actually post, instead of just writing them in my head...

Movies:
Penguins of Madagascar - meh. What was funny in small doses is not so much over the course of ninety minutes. Or maybe I just fell asleep because it's the first weekend in a month without work or houseguest?

Home - Loved it. It doesn't waste effort trying to play to both audience levels, like the majority of kids movies, but does try to appeal to a broader, more diverse fanbase. The crowd scenes feature characters of different races and cultures, and while Jim Parson's alien, Oh, might be the initial draw in the previews (which showcases the majority of Oh's jokes), it's Rihanna's character, Tip who is the real star. It's Tip's adventure to find her kidnapped mother that drives the movie, while the growing understanding between Tip and Oh come in second. (And for a change, the alien is not the wise, all-knowing with something to teach humanity). I've read a lot of reviews talking about how important this movie is for young girls, especially non-white girls, and I agree, a million times yes! The look on my niece's face when she left the theater after seeing somebody who looks like her on screen is confirmation, however this movie shouldn't be ignored for little boys either. No, it's not 'for them', but kids are sponges - if they see variety, they'll accept it as the norm. I mean, my oldest still won't watch the original BSG because he can't get past Starbuck being a guy in that series - that's all he's ever known.

TV:
Atlantis rewatch. Trio remains one of my favorite episodes ever. If only because Jewel Staite may be queen of the reaction shots. Mostly I want a whole season of Sam, Rodney, and Jennifer go off and have adventures and mishaps throughout the galaxy.
The Last Man is a good episode in it's own right - a nice little AU, which I love. But of course it always makes me want to re-read [personal profile] mrspollifax's A Step Ahead of You. Because everybody needs a good cry, right?

Link:
A Step Ahead of You (8454 words) by mrspollifax
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill
Characters: Sam Carter
Additional Tags: Angst, Tragedy, Alternate Timeline, Alternate Universe - Canon, Episode: s04e20 The Last Man
Summary:


In the chaos of battle, sometimes an instant might as well be an eternity.



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Literature

2014 fic roundup

2014 fic list

[personal profile] mrspollifax made me promise to do this, so...
I wrote much more than I thought this year, but posted little, so the list is short and only moderately sweet.

The Song of Sarah (The Long Road Home Remix) 5/2014 StarTrek: Deep Space 9; Sarah Cisco; Gen; ~1900 words; It’s not until much later that Sarah learns those missing years were not the waste she'd always thought. Remix 11 entry (links to original story on AO3 page)

Find out I'm wrong (when I thought I was right) 2/2014 Longmire bookverse; Walt/Vic; explicit; ~2500 words; porn battle entry: He's happy to ride shotgun for her.

First Press 2/2014 Almost Human; Dorian/John Kennex; mature; ~890 words; porn battle entry: Dorian has a problem. John has instructions.

A Fire Infolding 1/2014 Longmire bookverse; Walt/Vic; PG; ~1300 words; He found himself glad she hadn't wanted to be alone either.

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