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So the latest King Arthur adaptation was released in the USA last week and the UK this week. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana and plenty of other familiar names, this one was directed by Guy Ritchie.

Have you seen it yet? What did you think of it?

[Spoilers allowed in the comments, so please be wary if you haven't seen it yet!]

Pinch Hit Post

2017-05-20 21:19
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All pinch hits will be posted in the comments of this post.  To claim a pinch hit you can comment on here, send me a PM, or email me at halloweenmod@gmail.com.  You do need an AO3 account to claim but you don't need to be a participant.

You can also check out the Google Group for pinch hits.

Sign Ups Closed

2017-05-19 19:58
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The sign ups are now closed and matching is running. 

I will update this post when I send out e-mails to anybody that is unmatchable in terms of their offers. 

EDIT: Matching is done and I've sent e-mails out to the two unmatchable individuals.  If you got an email then please respond before May 22 0100 Zulu. 
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Friends! One of my favourite things made of words ever is up for the Best Series Hugo this year! That is correct, The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold is a Hugo Finalist. And I am here with the lovely frequent Lady Business guest poster [personal profile] forestofglory (Anna), a fellow Vorkosigan fan, to present you with two ways to skim the highlights of this series in 5 books each.

Five books is kind of an arbitrary cutoff, but it's a lot fewer than 17!

Isn't that right!

Now, you may have seen that your Hugo packet includes Borders of Infinity as the sole representative of the Vorkosigan Saga. This is a collection of novellas/short stories with some interstitial material that constitutes its own (very) short story. If Baen, the publisher, had to pick ONE book, this is not a bad choice, as it gives several interesting adventures and tones from this series. However, Anna and I think it doesn't really cover the breadth of the series, and we're here to fix that.

This post is intended for two audiences: (1) People who have never encountered a Vorkosigan book in their life, or maybe have read one or two but don't really know the full series, so we can suggest a subset of the series that is readable by the Hugo voting deadline; and (2) Fans of the series so they can come argue with us about our picks. BOTH ARE SO WELCOME.

Read more... )
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There was a slight mishap with [community profile] once_upon_fic's anon period, namely, there wasn't one. Also, one of these fics isn't from this collection, but it's relevant to this list :)

I have two more here-appropriate fics open in tabs, but I won't rec them yet as I haven't read them yet—one's 7.6K and one's 13K and I do actually have to do things today that aren't read fic XD

lots fic! )

Sidetracks - May 18, 2017

2017-05-18 09:46
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag.

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Art rec

2017-05-17 18:42
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[deviantart.com profile] irenhorrors is one of my favorite artists. Her style is so striking! She recently posted Snow White in Woods. Great unsettling feel. I'd run through those woods if I could wear that dress!
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Two weeks into the challenge, and two thirds of the way through! Are we all forging ahead with our tasks, or are we stalling out and in need of some cheerleading?

*waves pompoms enthusiastically*

Check in below with your triumphs and tribulations. Celebrate the achievements big and small, whether you got through a whole book or merely made a start on a book that's been taunting you for ages.
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Hi everyone! It's Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day) and I wrote about "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" here, and I thought some of you might be interested. :)

Does anyone else have any favourite Norwegian or Scandinavian fairytales?


2017-05-17 11:50
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* flight passport faff
* checked in for flight
* paid for dinner
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[tumblr.com profile] plaidadder has revived the ancient art of filk. Now we can all sing along!


(Content note for contemporary US politics.)


2017-05-16 18:07
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* visited niecephews
* took niecephews climbing
* posted cheque off to bank
* emailed CUSFS

* emailed re scifikirppis
* msgd H re shipping
* looked up fireproofing info
* booked August flight (Sat 5th)
* emailed shippers
* emailed facilities re fireproofing
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The book: Books 2-6 of the InCryptid Series by Seanan McGuire, starting with Midnight Blue-Light Special

The summary:

The Covenant of St. George was founded to uphold one simple ideal: anything that was not present on the Ark—anything they deemed "unnatural"—needed to be destroyed. Monsters. Creatures of myth and legend. All of them would be wiped from the Earth in the name of Man's dominion. Unfortunately for them, not all the monsters agreed with this plan...and neither did all the human beings.
After their rather abrupt departure from the Covenant, Alexander and Enid Healy found themselves alone in the world, but with a simple mission of their own: to protect the cryptids of the world from those who would harm them without just cause. It was a cause that would eventually claim both their lives, leaving their children, and their children's children, to take up the fight. Now in the modern day, their descendants struggle to stay beneath the Covenant's radar, while defending the cryptids from humanity—and humanity from the cryptids.

How I found it: Like many of us, my gateway Seanan McGuire book was Rosemary and Rue, the first October Daye story. From there, I began seeking out her other work, and as another urban fantasy series, InCryptid seemed like the natural next step. I read the first book, Discount Armageddon, in 2013 or so, and I enjoyed it, but didn't fall in love with the universe or the characters nearly as much as I had Toby and her world. So when I had to set aside the second book, Midnight Blue-Light Special, only a few chapters in, I didn't feel any strong urgency to return. But I kept buying the new volumes, on the assumption I would get back to them someday. And someday is now.

Read more... )

(no subject)

2017-05-15 12:51
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Rather than spam the earlier rec-req post with self-recs, I am making a post to rec my favorites among everything I've got posted to AO3 in a fairytale canon!

There's rather a lot ;D )
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BREAKING NEWS: Tons of people love All Systems Red by Martha Wells, a new novella from Tor. Probably not a spoiler due to my fondness for robot pals: I'm among their number. It's got an uninhabited planet and a strong space thriller vibe. It also boasts a security bot who we can identify with deeply, because all it wants to do is download and watch television shows. The main conceit is that the bot—SecUnit like the humans refer to it, or Murderbot, as it calls itself—has a hacked governor module, granting it its own will and agency. All Systems Red is about what it chooses to do with that agency. Read more... )
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This year there was a shadow jury for the Clarke Award, which was fascinating. they released their own list of finalists right before the Clarke Award dropped the official finalist list.

Clarke Award Finalists

  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
  • After Atlas by Emma Newman
  • Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan
  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Sharke Six

  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • A Field Guide to Reality by Joanna Kavenna
  • Infinite Ground by Martin MacInnes
  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

The shadow jury's finalist list name is super cute. Read more... )
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As anyone knows who gets me started on the subject, my favorite book series of the last few years is the Memoirs of Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan. The fifth and final book in the main series, Within the Sanctuary of Wings, was recently released, and it more than lives up to the promise of its predecessors -- in fact, it closes out Isabella's story in a brilliant way that I could have never have imagined.

Back in January, I wrote a non-spoilery introduction to Lady Trent for The Book Smugglers, as part of their annual Smugglivus series. So if you aren't familiar with the books and would like to learn more without any spoilers, I recommend that you read that article. Here, I want to go into a little more spoilery detail, so caution: spoilers for the series ahead! I promise all will be well-marked.

I picked up the first book in this series, The Natural History of Dragons, on a bit of a whim. I had read some of Marie Brennan's Onyx Court books, but I was more a fan of her public persona than her writing; in particular, she's a regular attendee and panelist at FogCon, my local literary SFF convention, and I always enjoy her panels. I'm pretty sure, actually, that I saw the book in the FogCon dealers room and bought it there. I like Marie Brennan, and I like dragons, so the combination was hard to resist. To say that I fell in love immediately might be an overstatement, but I enjoyed the book well enough to give the book five stars on GoodReads, and I bought the second volume in hardback. As the series continued, I found that each book leveled up in terms of storytelling and intrigue, building on what came before as the key incidents that bookmark Isabella's life are revealed, one by one, and I was drawn completely in.


Favourite fic recs

2017-05-12 18:58
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 Share some of your favourite folk and fairy tale fanfic recs!

Tell us why you love them. Or if you don't have the time or the spoons, just post the link and we can discover it for ourselves!
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[community profile] tron_comm is a new community for fans of Disney's TRON universe! We are still quite small, but we are always looking for new members! Right now there are weekly fanfiction recommendations, and there are some plans in the works for a celebration of TRON's 35th anniversary this coming July! Please check us out if you enjoy any and all aspects of the many-splendored TRON universe!
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This time around for our patron sponsored recommendation list, we pulled together all our favorite female space adventurers, from books to TV shows to video games.

Read more... )

Sign-Ups Open

2017-05-12 04:58
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Sign-Up Form | Tagset | Requests | Sign-Up Summary

Sign-ups are open.  I've triple checked all the settings.  You can post your links to your letters on this post.  Make sure to contact me if you find a fandom without a canon helper. 

I've made sign-ups visible and allowed repeat fandoms this year.  You must still have three distinct fandoms in request and four in offers at the time sign-ups close.

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By which I mean hi everyone, it's been a while. But I'm back, I have been pouring media into my face pretty solidly since you last saw me so I am ready to start yelling and keep yelling for a good long while!

(Q: Susan, how many books?
A: Look, I'm not saying that I'm on track to crack 150 books by August, I'm just saying 98 books is a completely reasonable number of books to have read by mid-March.)

In that spirit, welcome to all of this yelling. Housekeeping: I'd like to give the most grateful shout out to [personal profile] renay for getting my shit together for me with the images! She is a star! And I also wanna remind everyone that the asterisk in the list below is a marker for sexual assault/rape, so look after yourselves, okay?

Let's go!

  1. Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones [Jump]

  2. Princess Jellyfish Volume 1 by Akiko Higashimura [Jump] *

  3. Pandora Hearts Volume 5 by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  4. Pandora Hearts Volume 6 by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  5. Iron & Velvet by Alexis Hall [Jump]

  6. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman [Jump]

  7. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor [Jump]

  8. Home by Nnedi Okorafor [Jump]

Read more... )

Reading Goals

Reading goal: 24/150 (8 new this post) Prose: 12/50 (5 new this post)
New-to-me female authors: 5/75 (2 new this post: Heather Rose Jones, Akiko Higashimura)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 12/90 (3 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 5/24 (2 new this post; Daughter of Mystery and Iron & Velvet.)

Takin' Over the Asylum

2017-05-11 16:26
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[community profile] weareloonies is a new community for fans of the 1994 BBC Scotland television drama Takin' Over the Asylum, featuring David Tennant and Ken Stott among others, as well as the 2013 stage play by the same creator, Donna Franceschild. You can post fanworks, meta, recs, headcanons, anything about TOtA!
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It sure has been A Week. If you're tired of the news (WHO ISN'T?), we have a variety of excellent fanwork to browse! If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D What fanwork have you loved recently?

Recommendations included:
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender — art (1)
  • Captain America: Civil War — fic (1)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition — cosplay (1)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air — art (1)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road — art (1)
  • Sleeping Beauty — cosplay (1)
  • Squirrel Girl — art (1)
  • Star Wars — art (1), cosplay (1)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens — art (2)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi — art (1)
  • Super Mario — art (1)
  • Yuri!!! On Ice — art (1)

On to the recs! )
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(PST, the banner's clickable)

[community profile] storycrafters  is an open-membership discussion & encouragement community for original fiction writers. There are no time-based signups and closed membership, and we are not based on prompts. Instead, the goal of this community is to provide a space for anyone writing original fiction.  You can use this to get advice about character development, world building, share tips, etc.

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The first week of the challenge has reached an end. Time to share with the class your triumphs and tribulations. Finish a book? Make a start on something that you've been meaning to get round to for ages? Are the lighter nights an excuse to stay up later reading or do you miss the Winter gloom for curling up with a book purposes? (Alternatively if you're on the other side of the world to me, does the opposite apply this time round?)

Triumphs and tribulations in the comments below!
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Adventures Elsewhere collects our reviews, guest posts, articles, and other content we've spread across the Internet recently! See what we've been up in our other projects. :D

Read more... )

Tagset Questions

2017-05-09 22:03
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All fandoms, “characters”, and canon helpers that I do not have questions about have been accepted or rejected. If you look at the bottom of the tagset you can see there are many that I need to create associations for. If something you nominated was rejected then check to make sure it isn’t already under the tagset under a different name or in the unassociated tags section.

As an apology for my date mix up you may comment with up to two characters or groups on this post for me to add to the tagset. The only stipulations are that they must already be formatted so that I can just copy and paste and it must be for a fandom that is already in the tagset. I will also add any additional canon helpers requested for fandoms that are in the tagset.

I believe I got all the corrections that I was told about. If I missed some or you discover new ones then you can comment on this post.

Read more... )
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April finished with one further work in the New Year's Resolution collection.

The Crew (4883 words) by spiderfire
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: C: 299792 Kilometers Per Second (Short Film)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Lt. Commander Malleck, Operator Tam, Operator Hale, Lt. Kai, Porter, The Captain
Additional Tags: Backstory, POV Multiple
Summary: In the days before the Kestros IV left System Sol forever, final preparations are made.

Challenge information )
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Sorry about last time.  Thank you to the anonymous person that corrected me.  Nominations are closed for real this time.  I have exactly 40 fandoms left to go through.  I will go through those and do the tagset fixes before making a clarification post.


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