Daily Happiness

28 Oct 2016 02:46 am
torachan: palmon smiling (palmon)
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1. I got a lot of stuff done around the house today, including tidying up the living room and cleaning out the fridge a bit.

2. I posted more manga! And I will have more to post tomorrow, and I've got a few more out with typesetters, so with any lunch I might have a chapter to post every day for the last few days of the month?

3. It sprinkled a little today, not even what could be called rain, but it still made it feel more like fall weather and I have just really been enjoying the weather lately! No more heat, please!

4. I played a bunch more Mario today and got my fourth big paint star! This game is so good, seriously. I also started watching a second let's play of it because I need my fix, lol. (Both of the guys I'm watching are quite a bit further behind me, but that's my preference, as I'd really rather not be spoiled unless I'm super stuck, so when I'm playing something and wanting to watch someone else play it, too, I always try not to watch past what I've already played myself, but sometimes it can be hard. But these guys are both so far behind that I don't even have the option of watching further than where I am, since they won't be there for ages and by then I will have moved on, too.)

5. Carla took some really beautiful photos of Chloe the other day. Sometimes I am really jealous of the camera on her phone. It seems to be so much sharper and clearer than mine!

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It's quite poignant to have 100 works uploaded to AO3 (although honestly, some of them are just polished comment- and chatfics that don't really belong there, but it seems even sillier to take them down now they've already been there for a while) and not have written anything in 4 years except Yuletide.

When I was a teenager, I stayed up all night writing RPF more times than I stayed up all night writing essays.

At this point writing 200 words of fiction in a day, like I did yesterday, is an infinite improvement over every day since last Yuletide deadline, but my main reaction is still "This is nothing compared to my high point in 2007-8 when 6000 words a day wasn't unusual."

I think there's a little thread of feeling chuffed under there, but it's hard to feel it.

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27 Oct 2016 10:11 pm
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As is pretty unsurprising in a fat, middle-aged black woman, my doctor suspects my current physical woes (shortness of breath, tingling of extremities) may be explained by the high blood pressure I displayed in her office this morning. Awesome. </sarcams>

I just want to go back to the gym, but I don't quite have the energy for it. But! She wrote me a script for albuterol which I will fill tomorrow, and that should help. That should help.

I took some of my "lying around, feeling sorry for myself" time to start the Scrivener tutorial and cook two pounds of beans, anyway.
torachan: two boys in rugby uniforms (all out)
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Title: All Out!!
Author: Amase Shiori
Publisher: Morning Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 9 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Azumi-san
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Gion Kenji is short and perpetually pissed off about it. Iwashimizu Sumiaki is tall but timid. Although it's bullies that bring this unlikely pair together on the first day of high school, it's the rugby club that will make them friends.

Chapter Summary: As training camp wears on, fights begin to break out between teammates...

Chapter 12: We Were Kids (10/27/16)
Chapter 13: I Hate You (10/27/16)

Volunteer social thread #61

27 Oct 2016 07:48 pm
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We're changing back to standard time this coming weekend over here. (And I think the weekend after that in the US?)

What have you all been up to?

Daily Happiness

27 Oct 2016 01:30 am
torachan: maru the cat peeking through the blinds and looking grumpy (maru peeking through the blinds)
[personal profile] torachan
1. Day off tomorrow! Yesterday and today were super hectic, so I'm really looking forward to it.

2. Hecticness aside, I did actually manage to only work nine hours or so today, which is pretty rare, so that's nice.

3. Carla made some delicious rice and beans and chicken tonight.

4. Molly has rediscovered the decorative wooden bowl out in the living room. It's the perfect spot for a kitty to curl up!

Wednesday Reading Fanfiction

26 Oct 2016 10:38 pm
zvi: Queen Latifah as Mama Morton: fanfiction elitist (fanfiction critic)
[personal profile] zvi
Oh! I didn't read anything today. I downloaded some stuff for New Comics Day without actually reading anything. But!

A fanfiction thing I have been reading to deal with 2016 and everything horrible is The Sweetest Thing series by uena. This is exactly what it says on the tin, a super sweet slice of life series. It's 50 stories/232k words so far.

It's a Three Musketeers (BBC 2014) modern AU, Porthos/Aramis, Athos/Porthos/Aramis story, and it's just about the three of them loving each other very much. That's it! That's the story! They love each other. Sometimes they're sad and then they comfort each other! Sometimes, a third party says something mean and then one of the other two tells the mean person off while the third one gives cuddles! Their parents are lovely. Porthos is a social worker at an orphanage. Aramis makes clothes with Constance. Athos is an artist; he also makes heavenly coffee. D'Artagnan is a bike messenger who is in love with Constance. They adopt some cats. (Later, Porthos will adopt a pregnant lady that he hired to build a playground for his cats, because he is that kind to animals and people and loves children so much.)

Anyway, it is sweetness and light and comfort, which some of us may need badly at this difficult time.

You do not need to know The Three Musketeers to read this fic.

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26 Oct 2016 10:06 pm
zvi: Three Ships: I saw three ships (I saw three ships)
[personal profile] zvi
I feel like I should get started on writing my Yuletide, but I have to complete canon review first. Also, my recipient had some other interesting movies and an interactive fiction, and I could totally read an interactive fiction two or three times and then do a story about it, right?

I don't know, I just don't have a clear idea of what I want to write for my recipient, because of course I was matched with someone who was asking for basically the story I want. Sometimes that goes really well, but other times I feel like, "Oh man, I requested this because I wanted someone else to choose what would happen."

But! I have installed Scrivener, so maybe that will magically transform me into the best writer of all time!

And also! I have signed up for [community profile] holly_poly, but I am afraid that no one is going to offer anything I requested. D: It's my first time trying this particular challenge, but I loved 3 Ships, and this is very similar to 3 Ships, except I do not have to run it. HUZZAH!

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26 Oct 2016 10:56 am
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License question

26 Oct 2016 05:05 pm
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Could someone who can read legalese better than me tell me if a free theme licensed under a GNU General Public License is portable as an official DW style?

Here's the theme in question: https://themes.bavotasan.com/themes/magazine-basic-wordpress-theme/
Here are their terms: https://themes.bavotasan.com/terms-conditions/
Here are the GNU GPL and its FAQs: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html and http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0-faq.html

I'm a bit confused about what the license says vs what the site says.

Daily Happiness

26 Oct 2016 01:09 am
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1. Today was one of those ridiculously hectic days where somehow I was at work for like ten hours but didn't get almost anything actually done because there were so many people demanding my attention. But thankfully there wasn't actually much of anything I really had to do, so it's not like all that was keeping me from doing something massively important.

2. I'm really loving this fall weather we're having. I hope that was our last heat spell of the year last week!

3. I posted more manga! And managed to do quite a bit of translating, too.

4. Chloe is so cute when she sleeps!

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Originally published at Velvet Kerfuffle. Please leave any comments there.

Well, the title pretty much says it all. A year ago, my Finnish language course took us on a field trip to the local medieval church. A bit of cultural edification for the foreigners, I suppose. It was actually a nice little tour, though keeping up the with guide’s spoken Finnish was still...

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Scanlations: Himegoto ch. 79-80

25 Oct 2016 08:26 pm
torachan: yoshiki from himegoto (himegoto)
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Title: Himegoto
Original Title: ヒメゴト~十九歳の制服~ (Himegoto~Juukyuu Sai no Seifuku~)
Author: Minenami Ryou
Publisher: Big Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 8 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: This is the story of three college freshmen with secrets: Yuki, aka Yoshiki, a boyish girl who gets off on wearing her old high school uniform skirt; Mikako, who acts innocent around her classmates, but at night pretends to be a 15-year-old and has sex for money; and finally there's Kaito, who's obsessed with Mikako to the point of dressing up like her.

Chapter Summary: Sho confronts Mikako and Yoshiki...

Chapter 79: Stirring
Chapter 80: Summer Vacation

Dear Holly Poly Gifter!

25 Oct 2016 09:43 pm
zvi: Ronon in a Santa hat (Christmas)
[personal profile] zvi
Dear Holly Polly giver:

Thanks for making me a thing! I'm looking forward to your thing, and I'm very excited to think you are doing a thing for me. I hope you enjoy making me something (or, if like me, creation is a bitch but you dig the results, I hope you make something you're glad that you made.) I'm going to give you some technical tips that will help you make a thing that I will enjoy the most, but anything I tell you about genre or story is a suggestion so you can figure out what to make for someone who is probably a complete stranger. Story and genre stuff is not a checklist, it's a menu of inspirations for you as you create a thing for someone you probably don't know well.

The only thing I really, really do not want at all is breathplay or choking of any kind.

technical stuff )

story ideas ) Have fun and Thank You for making me a thing!

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25 Oct 2016 09:29 pm
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I know there's a lot of D: that Dreamwidth isn't busy, but it's actually sort of pleasant to have a social media situation where I can keep up. (My other big social media time is spent on Twitter, and it's endless refresh.)

This Week in Fandom, Volume 28

25 Oct 2016 10:00 am
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This Week in Fandom banner by doughtier with image of Earth

Fanfic writers can be any age, nationality, or ethnicity, and they can come from any country in the world—This Week in Fandom https://goo.gl/Ped4EX

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25 Oct 2016 09:14 pm
copracat: Kirk and Spock, the older the grape, the sweeter the wine (sweet grope - lanning)
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I was reading a post about the illegal demolition of a historic building in Melbourne, The Corkman Hotel and the problem of illegal demolition of historic buildings. The ideas the poster talks about - what buildings mean in a community, that their fabric is not the only valuable thing about them - feel relevant to recent discussions around fandom and reportedly, the wish of some that people 'age out' of fandom. Which, of course, is the most ridiculous idea. Did B-99 not just show us Amy and Rosa and the philosophy of the Babysitters Club? (Melissa Fumero is 34 in case you were wondering, Stephanie Beatriz 35.) At what age do you stop loving what you love? When does your community stop meaning anything to you? What does it say about a community that requires that your time in it is limited?

These reports are so contrary to my experience of fandoms where people of all ages just did shit together. Of course, early this century and late last, many young people lied about their ages because some mailing lists required age statements for participation, but by gosh they did a bloody good job of it. These days you can pick some - not all - of the young fans writing in your fandom. Often it is just an obvious lack of knowledge about stuff you may not regularly do until you're older e.g. how jobs work. Because you can write emotionally maturely and still not know stuff that you pretty much learn by working in a job. And I love that. I love that people today don't have to lie to their fan friends in order to be part of fandom. It has always been a joy to me that fans are truly all ages.

Anyway, the argument presumes that 'fandom' is something that can be corralled and gatekept. Which, yeah, heh. ROFL ROFL ROFL.

It all sounds a bit 1 Corinthians 13:11 to me, which is surprising because I'd come to the conclusion that the majority US!Christians didn't read the gospels.

Daily Happiness

25 Oct 2016 01:49 am
torachan: sakaki from azumanga daioh holding a cat, with the text "I like cats" in Japanese (sakaki)
[personal profile] torachan
1. I got a lot of translating done today, including finishing up two chapters. And I posted manga and have more to post tomorrow!

2. I got my ballot filled out and ready to put in the mail tomorrow. (So glad California has a permanent vote by mail option.)

3. I made chocolate chip pumpkin muffins and they're sooooo good.

4. I've got sweet kitties.


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