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Participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Fretting over your Yuletide assignment or some other fic exchange? Is your Muse wibbling over the prospect of actually producing words? Come and join [community profile] ushobwri for our annual November Social (NoSo)! If you were ever a member of [profile] wrisomifu ("Write Something, Miserable Fuck!") in past years, before that comm closed, you know exactly what NoSo is about: a group of fellow writers checking in daily to talk about progress, to support each other, to admire, encourage, and talk about all the things that makes us tick as writers. Whether you're a MiFu/NoSo veteran or have never joined a writer's comm before, we heartily invite you to come join us now! The more the merrier - all writers, whether your goal for November is 3000 words a day or 30, are welcome.

Any questions? Just ask me! :-D

And if you don't currently have a writing project but want some inspiration, here are some comms recommended by the ever-amazing [personal profile] brumeier:

[community profile] mini_wrimo can help make sure you get some writing in every day, with a 100 word daily minimum and daily check-ins. Sign-ups end on October 30th, so don’t wait!

[community profile] fan_flashworks is a multi-fandom community that offers up a new themed challenge every ten days or thereabouts. You can fill the prompts with fic, art, macramé…whatever gets your creative juices flowing. Bonus: you can earn achievement badges!

[community profile] comment_fic has daily prompts based on a different theme each day, Monday through Friday, with a free-for-all on Saturdays. No fills are too big or too small! (Spoiler: I will be hosting the week of October 23rd.)

[community profile] fic_promptly also has daily prompts based on a different theme each day. New themes are put up Monday through Thursday, with a free-for-all on Fridays. You can leave prompts, fill prompts, or throw caution to the wind and do both!

[community profile] story_works has the Stargate Atlantis A Day in the Life Challenge running until November 12th. No minimum word requirements! They also have multi-fandom challenges throughout the year, so join the community now. You don’t want to miss anything good!

[community profile] whatif_au runs a multifandom monthly AU challenge. There are no deadlines or minimum requirements, just people who love AUs sharing fic and art and anything else they want to! Discussion posts go up every Saturday related to that month’s topic. (Spoiler: November will be a Magic AU, as voted by members.)

Dido, Queen of Carthage

Oct. 21st, 2017 08:46 pm
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Another trip up to Stratford-upon-Avon, to see Christopher Marlowe's play.  Once again we went to the Unwrapped session.  This time it was much more interesting - the assistant director was more engaged with the audience, and the two actors (understudies for Dido and Aeneas) were encouraged to relate to us as well.  Apart from some general background, they acted out one scene three times, each time with a different emphasis and were happy sharing the rehearsal process.

After which SM and I went to the RSC Rooftop Restaurant for lunch.  For my birthday last year the son had given me vouchers for the restaurant, and it seemed like a great opportunity to use them, especially as we go on holiday tomorrow (as an aside - if I don't reply promptly for the next week it's 'cos I ain't here!).  The food was excellent - I had baked goat's cheese, lamb, and autumn fruit compote (and I could taste the calvados in the custard).

The play itself felt rather one-paced, although that may well be the way it was written.  Also, although I'd not seen the play before, I had a good idea of what the outcome would be.  There didn't seem to be much tension.  I'm also not keen on Sandy Grierson, who played Aeneas, which didn't help.  But there were some excellent effects, which enhanced rather than detracted from the production, and it all flowed very well - it just wasn't 'edge of your seat' stuff.

Drabble: A Convincing Encounter

Oct. 21st, 2017 02:31 pm
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Title: A Convincing Encounter
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Frank Longbottom/Alice Longbottom.
Word Count: 100 x 9
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] snape100/[insanejournal.com profile] snape100/[community profile] snape100's prompt # 713: Snape's Library - Enchanted Encounters.
This is part Twenty-Five of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

A Convincing Encounter )

How are you at Dream Interpretation?

Oct. 21st, 2017 12:46 pm
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So I have been having the weirdest dreams lately.
Often I don't remember the details, but this morning I did, and since I wrote it all out while in chat with [personal profile] torino10154 to see what she though (she thinks it's the drugs LOL) I figured I'd share here.

Cut for bizarreness )
So how about it, those of you who actually read all that rambling?
Any ideas WTF is going on?
<3

Readathon!

Oct. 21st, 2017 01:50 pm
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I will update this through the day rather than making separate posts, unless I actually have something to say about the books. But I've been reading not-nonstop-but-plenty since 8:05 AM, it's 1:45 now, and I am pleased with myself.

A list of books and some thoughts. )

Have we got a comm for you!

Oct. 21st, 2017 10:35 am
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It’s almost November, friends, and that means it’s almost time for the annual Miserable Fucks Winter Social at [community profile] ushobwri!



Feeling the pressure of NaNoWriMo? Looking for some additional accountability, or maybe just a friendly shoulder to cry on? We’ve got you covered with daily wordcount check-ins, writing topic discussions, Friday workshop days, and the friendliest, most supportive Shoobies in the world!

So come on over, join our comm, and let us help you through November!

Also, if you’re looking for some writing inspiration to help bump up your November wordcounts, I’d like to recommend the following:

[livejournal.com profile] mini_wrimo can help make sure you get some writing in every day, with a 100 word daily minimum and daily check-ins. Sign-ups end on October 30th, so don’t wait!

[community profile] fan_flashworks is a multi-fandom community that offers up a new themed challenge every ten days or thereabouts. You can fill the prompts with fic, art, macramé…whatever gets your creative juices flowing. Bonus: you can earn achievement badges!

[livejournal.com profile] comment_fic has daily prompts based on a different theme each day, Monday through Friday, with a free-for-all on Saturdays. No fills are too big or too small! (Spoiler: I will be hosting the week of October 23rd.)

[community profile] fic_promptly also has daily prompts based on a different theme each day. New themes are put up Monday through Thursday, with a free-for-all on Fridays. You can leave prompts, fill prompts, or throw caution to the wind and do both!

[community profile] story_works has the Stargate Atlantis A Day in the Life Challenge running until November 12th. No minimum word requirements! They also have multi-fandom challenges throughout the year, so join the community now. You don’t want to miss anything good!

[community profile] whatif_au runs a multifandom monthly AU challenge. There are no deadlines or minimum requirements, just people who love AUs sharing fic and art and anything else they want to! Discussion posts go up every Saturday related to that month’s topic. (Spoiler: November will be a Magic AU, as voted by members.)

Halloween # 21: Theodosia Burr

Oct. 21st, 2017 09:40 am
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I remember reading My Theodosia by Anya Seton when I was in high school and it fascinated me. Another true mystery story...

~~

The Dramatic Life and Mysterious Death of Theodosia Burr
From Atlas Obscura
The fate of Aaron Burr’s daughter remains a topic of contention.
by Hadley Meares
October 07, 2016

The Nag's Head Portrait )

Today the legend of Theodosia lives on. The Nags Head Portrait now hangs in the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale. Her ghost is said to haunt her plantation The Oaks, the Outer Banks, Richmond Hill and Bald Head Island, where it is said her spirit is chased by three headless pirates. In the late 19th and early 20th century the mystery was spun into several novels and countless magazine articles. Many little girls were named after her—including Theodosia Burr Goodman, who would become famous as the silent screen vamp Theda Bara. Her story was a favorite of poets, including Robert Frost, whose poem Kitty Hawk includes the line:
Did I recollect how the wreckers wrecked Theodosia Burr off this very shore? T’was to punish her, but her father more.




But perhaps the impact of the mystery of Theodosia is best summed up by her friend Margaret Blennerhasset in her poem On A Friend Who Was Supposed To Have Suffered A Shipwreck:
And now I wander all alone, Nor heed the balmy breeze, but list the ring dove’s tender moan, and think upon the seas.

What's new (on TV)?

Oct. 21st, 2017 05:57 pm
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 What new season shows are people getting in to?  Or are still into I guess?  

I notice there are a lot of new shows coming out, but very few have caught my fancy, so I'm just curious.  Help me weed out the bad stuff and find a few flowery gems instead.  ;)

For moth2fic

Oct. 21st, 2017 03:26 pm
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Best wishes winging their way to you and the hope you will enjoy some peace and happiness in your special day






Roadtrip

Oct. 20th, 2017 11:49 pm
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I'm on a road trip to Penn Renn. I made it down in about six and a half or seven hours. Considering when I left (4:30, right at rush hour and the height of solar glare) traffic wasn't too horrible. Once I got off the MA pike, things picked up speed. Things weren't too bad on CT, and the truckers on PA were much less annoying than usual.

The hotel didn't have their sign turned on, so I missed it and had to turn around and come back. =P The room isn't bad, I'll report back on the state of the mattress tomorrow.

Right now, it's time for bed!

ETA - The mattress on the first bed sagged so badly that I thought I was going to roll off onto the floor. Luckily, I rented a room with two beds. The second mattress was tolerable.

What is it with bad mattresses in Pennsylvania hotels? The worst beds I've slept in have all been in this state!

Captain America!

Oct. 20th, 2017 11:46 pm
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I legit passed Captain America riding his motorcycle on the highway in New Jersey tonight.

The first thing I saw was the shield. At first I thought it was one of the Cap backpacks, but as I got closer, I could see that it was metal. He had an army duffel strapped on the back of his bike, and as I passed him I could see that he was wearing his red, white, and blue leather costume, and (as far as I could see, it was after 8:00 and dark) his helmet with the eye mask. I'm actually glad it wasn't daylight, because that would have spoiled the illusion. Right now I can pretend that I actually saw Captain America, after a visit to Stark Tower in New York City, riding his motorcycle back to his apartment in Washington DC.

Fic: True Tourism

Oct. 20th, 2017 09:46 am
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Title: True Tourism
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Summary: Harry and Severus' approaches to holidays differ.
Word Count: 365
Warnings: all dialogue.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365/[community profile] hogwarts365's prompt # 214: "Live a want-to life. Not a have-to life.”, Being on time (or not), Tourist
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

True Tourism )
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