Updates: Swancon, back home.

Apr. 23rd, 2017 01:25 pm
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I flew back from Swancon last Tuesday. Plane landed ahead of schedule. It was 4am. Spent a couple of days adjusting. It was a bit of a culture shock coming back to Singapore.

But Swancon has been awesome: nourishing to the soul and uplifting my spirits.

Book Log

Apr. 22nd, 2017 06:33 pm
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Religion stuff. )

PSA: AO3 collections

Apr. 21st, 2017 03:14 pm
scaramouche: A pie being held by Lee Pace, with "pie hard" in text (pie hard)
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Crossposting from my tumblr, because tumblr sometimes randomly eats posts.

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AO3 collections are a great way to group a bunch of fics together, whether by theme, pairing, fannish event, or other criteria. Unfortunately, AO3 collections sometimes cause problems, because fics can be added to collections without the author’s knowledge.

While most of the time this is harmless, if the collection owner marks the collection as anonymous or hidden, all fics within the collection will be listed under "anonymous" instead of the actual author, or will be hidden entirely and cannot be viewed by anyone except the collection owner and the fic’s author.

The end result is that the fic is no longer listed on the author’s AO3 page, and is no longer openly associated with the author. This has happened to me, plus a couple of other authors I know.

(Note: Authors will still receive comments posted on their fic, though!)

So here’s a little guide on what to do if that happens to your fic.

Info behind the cut. )

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Apr. 20th, 2017 07:28 pm
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What the hell has been going on lately? Feels like every other friend I've encountered online and off has been struck by depression, all at once. I've been hella depressed too, and it's a fucking miracle to be able to write just a measly 400 words a fucking day. I can't get out of bed earlier than 10am, I get to campus around noon, and I stay until maybe 6pm, come home, eat, and then I have no idea what happens to my brain.

I've taken to sleep aid pills, which IDK, I don't think I've had this problem with the liquid version? I'll go back to the liquid version and see if that's any different. But really, shit like ZZZquil is meant for occasional use, not regular use. Blargh. And then there's the fact that I can sleep 8 hours and still wake up feeling under-rested and like hot garbage. I'm going to the fucking doctor. It's time for my yearly physical anyway. I just feel terrified because I've been devouring so much shitty food I'm pretty sure I'm pre-diabetic
by now =(

I thought I finished editing my first chapter, but now that I think about it, after having sent it off, it's not really done and needs a concluding paragraph that pulls the argument together. Argh. I'm gonna try to look it over again tomorrow and see what I can do. They said the editing stage was easier, it was the first draft that was the hardest, but I think that's a god damn fucking lie!

I'm trying to walk more too, for Pokemon Go, but ugh, IDK, IDK.

The White Princess 1x01

Apr. 19th, 2017 07:29 pm
scaramouche: Jennifer Connelly with the text "SIGH" (sighhhhhhhh)
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So I watched the first episode of The White Princess, and it's as if they took all the bits I couldn't stand about The White Queen and amplified it by a thousand.

To be fair, the plots and characterization are lifted wholesale from Gregory's books, which the series is openly based on, but I guess I thought they might iron out the kinks with great performances and rapid-fire politicking the way that the first half of The White Queen did. NAWP.

I mean, both miniseries are based on the same series of books, yet Elizabeth of York, Margaret Beaufort, Henry Tudor and Henry Stanley are COMPLETELY different between the two shows. Stanley, especially, gives me the creeps, which is such a shame after Rupert Graves' wonderful depiction in The White Queen.

I'll probably watch one or two more episodes in case they need to get their momentum going, but this isn't a strong start. Which is hilarious, because I saw one review of the show beforehand, and it was a positive one. WELP.

Writerly blather

Apr. 17th, 2017 08:38 pm
scaramouche: "Bomb on Bus" in print, from Speed (bomb on bus)
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I kinda want to write a sequel to my frothy Steve/Tony fic ("Stick With Me, Baby, I'm the Fella You Came in With") but the only plot I can think of is an established relationship countdown to Civil War. This is a problem, because for the life of me I can't figure out Zemo's Batman Gambit independent of the Accords, let alone work out how he'd adjust his plan in the canon divergent AU of my fic.

If I DID, however, write a sequel, it would totally be titled "You Gamble on Everything, All Except Me", and the post-Civil War epilogue where Bruce comes back and has to catch up would be titled "With a Soul so Heavy, You'd Never Float". NATURALLY, this means the whole fic series would be titled "Guys and Bots" because I am a dork who laughs at her own jokes.

And an explanation behind the cut. )
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