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31st-Oct-2012 04:49 pm - Dear Yuletide Author <3
FlyingMe
I'm just tucking a placeholder here for now; I'll put my letter here shortly!

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18th-Mar-2012 01:06 pm - This is ... unexpected
Winter 02
But yes, this is Arizona in mid-March. O_o



That is our back deck and yard. And it's still snowing.

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Mom says it's not unheard of to get snow on Easter where we are. Yeesh. I'M KINDA READY FOR THIS TO BE OVER FOR THE YEAR, WEATHER.

Since I last posted any news of any detail, my mother and I have moved house. The new place is a major improvement in many ways, big enough for both of us and our puppeh, but small enough to take care of easily. There have been loads of headaches along the way, but things are starting to settle down and even out a bit.

How are all of you doing?

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27th-Dec-2011 03:07 pm - A little post-holiday reccing!
FlyingMe
I'll post a more detailed update in a bit, plus my reactions to Livejournal's recent changes and more Yuletide recs, but for now I must share two kinds of joy:

The Affair on Strigoi Street, aka my Yuletide gift-fic. From Bujold's Vorkosigan series, centered on Ivan Vorpatril and a laugh-out-loud delight!

and

the END OF THE YEAR meme


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17th-Nov-2011 02:03 pm - Dear Yuletide Author, <3
Squeeeeee!!!
Yes my lovelies, Yuletide signups are live until Sunday, November 20th at around 8pm EST. Jump in and give some small fandoms and fellow fanfic writers a little seasonal joy! The mods have set up some YouTube screencasts to guide both newbies and old hands through the changes in signing up; the link is near the top of the form. If you'd like to participate but don't yet have an AO3 account, email the mods at yuletide@yuletidetreasure.org. And feel free to hit me up with questions!

To my Yuletide Writer:Collapse )

Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster BujoldCollapse )

Ivory Series - Doris EganCollapse )

Master Li and Number Ten Ox - Barry HughartCollapse )

Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster BujoldCollapse )

And there you are! Hopefully I've given you a direction, or at least a hint or two. Bear in mind that the story concepts I've suggested are not the only stories I'd enjoy; they're just possible ideas. I'd be happy to supply more details to the mods, if you feel the need to pass on any questions through them. But as I said up above, write from the heart. If a story matters to you, it will matter to your readers.

And if at all possible ... HAVE FUN!
Yuletide
Yuletide fandom nominations are open!

Because I am a late goober, I should also mention that they close at around 9:30pm EST tonight.  HOWEVER you can still sign up for the Yuletide exchange, whether or not you participate in the fandom nomination stage.  The signup form will go up as soon as possible after fandom noms close; keep an eye on yuletide and yuletide_admin for details.  On Dreamwidth you can get RSS feeds for both comms.

Ask me any questions you might have!  Yuletide is one of my favorite fannish things, so I'm always willing to help someone new to it.  ^_^


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wrisomifu 02, MIFU FTW
wrisomifu is once again taking signups for their annual moanfest. If you're ready to write 10 minutes per day and creeb about every second of it (or come up with elaborate excuses for why you didn't get your ten minutes in)**, then check out the comm and sign up!


**People who consistently and cheerfully put in their 10 minutes are also welcome, but be prepared to be called an overachiever. ;)

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10th-Oct-2011 05:08 pm - FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Roslin--Are You Kidding Me?
On November 8th, the voters of Mississippi will be considering a "Personhood Amendment" (Amendment #26) which would give a fertilized egg more rights than a live born woman, and would outlaw abortion and birth control.

“Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Mississippi: SECTION 1. Article III of the constitution of the state of Mississippi is hereby amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION TO READ: Section 33. Person defined. As used in this Article III of the state constitution, "The term 'person' or 'persons' shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof." This initiative shall not require any additional revenue for implementation.”

Please spread the word. Right now Mississippi is the only state with such an amendment on the ballot, but others are in the works for other states.
12th-Sep-2011 06:32 pm - I really wish this surprised me.
Booklover
(Reposting from cakmpls)

sartorias and rachelmanija have an essay in Publishers Weekly that they would like you to read:
http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/genreville/?p=1519

"An agent from a major agency, one which represents a bestselling YA novel in the same genre as ours, called us.

"The agent offered to sign us on the condition that we make the gay character straight, or else remove his viewpoint and all references to his sexual orientation."

If you read all the way through, you will find suggestions for what you can do.

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15th-Jul-2011 11:35 pm - Blue Skies Drabblethon is a go!
Writer at Work
Hey all! day_by_drabble has just started up their summer event, and I'm looking to participate. The Blue Skies Drabblethon actually accepts any fic up to a thousand words, and all fandoms are welcome. You'll find the complete rules behind the pretty graphic below:

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Click to find out more...

You can write for any prompt at any time in the drabblethon, so check them out as they go up!

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8th-Jul-2011 10:17 pm - Return of the memeskillet
Eeeeeeee!!!
From the most custardy of pringles:

Go look at your blog/journal. Find the last fandom-related thing you posted. The characters in that post are now your team-mates in the Zombie Apocalypse. How fucked are you?

Hmm. The most recent more-or-less fannish thing I did was the five books meme. Would teaming up with ancient China's foremost scholar (and greatest con artist), a thousand quaddies, a fifteen-century-old púca, an Ivoran sorcerer and the world's best hit man during the Zombie Apocalypse be considered cheating?
13th-Apr-2011 05:25 pm - Memeosity, snagged from skaryma and custardpringle
Booklover
☇ Take four books off your bookshelf.
☇ Write the first sentence
☇ Write the last sentence on page fifty
☇ Write the second sentence on page one hundred
☇ Write the next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
☇ Write the final sentence of the book
☇ Let your friends guess what book it is.

I picked some of my favorites, ones I've been rereading lately. I honestly have no idea how hard these particular books will be for you guys, but I'm pretty darn sure 3 will ring a bell with at least a few of you. In fact I had to take a name out to keep it from being too obvious, but if no one gets it, I'll put the name back. Have fun!

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15th-Mar-2011 12:22 pm - Swiped from nnaylime and a few others
FlyingMe


You were born during a Full moon



- what it says about you -


You've spent your life in the middle of things, whether it's between people who oppose each other, ideas that oppose each other, or places that are very different. You're very aware of perspectives outside the norm and good at anticipating how different people will see a situation. You value second opinions, because they give you a feeling of balance. You don't have a single group of friends and the people you spend time with may not have a lot in common with each other.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com



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12th-Feb-2011 02:59 pm - from mands_angelfox
Motto Swap
It's been said that everlasting friends can go long periods of time without speaking and never question the friendship. These types of friends pick up like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live, and they don't hold grudges. They understand that life is busy..but you will ALWAYS love them. Re-post if you have at least 1 of these friends, they will know who they are.

<3 <3 <3!

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18th-Nov-2010 12:52 am - Dear Yuletide Writer: WOOT!
Yuletide
Yes my lovelies, Yuletide signups are live until Friday, November 19th at midnight EST. Jump in and give some small fandoms and fellow fanfic writers a little seasonal joy! The mods have set up some YouTube screencasts to guide both newbies and old hands through the changes in signing up; the link is near the top of the form. And feel free to hit me up with questions!

To my Yuletide Writer:Collapse )

Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster BujoldCollapse )

Heat of the SunCollapse )

Ivory Novels - Doris EganCollapse )

ProbeCollapse )

And there you are! Hopefully I've given you a direction, or at least a hint or two. Bear in mind that the story concepts I've suggested are not the only stories I'd enjoy; they're just possible ideas. I'd be happy to supply more details to the mods, if you feel the need to pass on any questions through them. But as I said up above, write from the heart. If a story matters to you, it will matter to your readers.

And if at all possible ... HAVE FUN!
wrisomifu 02, MIFU FTW
For those of you who don't feel up to tackling NaNoWriMo this year but still want to get some form of writing done, wrisomifu encourages you to write for just ten minutes every day throughout the month of November. They also provide a place where you can moan as much as you like about the herculean effort those 10 minutes demand. You need an invite to join the comm, but getting said invite is as easy as commenting to this post before midnight on October 31st. Come join our merry band of misery!
20th-Oct-2010 11:41 am - It's that time of year again!
Yuletide
Just a quick and overdue notice for anyone who might be interested: Yuletide fandom nominations close tonight at 8:59 pm EST. The nomination form is right here, and you can check out the more than 4000 fandoms already nominated here. Yes, you can still participate in Yuletide if you don't nominate anything. If you have any questions about what Yuletide is or how it works, feel free to ask!

This entry was originally posted at http://karihan.dreamwidth.org/1437.html. Comment on whichever!
13th-Aug-2010 05:28 am - Sparklies! And a meme
Roslin--Giggle
Much as I'd like to live in Santa Barbara again, tonight I appreciated the low level of light pollution around here. I got to hang out on the deck for a while and watch the Perseid meteor shower. I saw around a dozen, one of which just blazed.

★Comment on this post and I will choose four icons for you to talk about in a post of your own. I got mine from velocigrandma and more from hinkydoodle!

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Now with added hinkyness!Collapse )
18th-Jun-2010 11:08 am - Some self-reminders
In Memory Yet Green
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Sorrow you can hold, however desolating, if nobody speaks to you. If they speak, you break down. ~ Bede Jarrett

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~ William Shakespeare

Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~ Kenji Miyazawa

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. ~ Jan Glidewell

There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. ~ Author unknown

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. ~ Robert Ingersoll

As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us. ~ Sascha
26th-May-2010 11:44 am - HI, have some pretty
Motto Swap
♫ if you see this entry, you have to post this meme and your current wallpaper to your journal.
♫ explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper. (...I have to write five sentences about pretty trees and flowers?)
♫ don't change your wallpaper before doing this! the point is to see what you had on!

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