Poltergeists by dirtybinary

Sep. 18th, 2014 11:02
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Posted by yasaman

When the helicarriers blow up and the Winter Soldier goes on the run, he takes Steve with him. He's got a name written in Morse code on the inside of his arm, a ton of questions he doesn't know how to ask, and now, a new handler with absolutely zero sense of self-preservation to contend with. Life is hard.

In which Bucky tries to figure out whether he's a human being, Steve does everything he can to keep from losing him again, they go on a HYDRA killing spree across the country, and there are lots of explosions.
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Posted by oaktree89

"Bucky gets on a Manhattan bound train around 2:30, heading to 8th St. He watches the Lady far off on Liberty Island as they roll over the East River. The train is crowded and people smile at him, pleased to see a handsome young man in uniform. He smiles back, pleased with the world and everything in it. He wonders where Steve might want to go for lunch. What he'd say if Bucky asked him if he’d ever thought about treating this thing between them as real.

He comes out of the subway a little before 3 o'clock, and the world has changed."

Beautifully written, very sad. In this fic Bucky is the product of a mixed marriage (Jewish and I think Irish) and that's very well-written as well (although the name of the mother mystifies me). Great sense of period and place.

How to Start a Startup

Sep. 18th, 2014 11:02
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Posted by goldmanjordan

A new class on "how to start a startup" at Stanford. Speakers include Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, Reid Hoffman, Marissa Mayer, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Aaron Levie, Alfred Lin and John Collison ... pretty amazing. They're going to be posting videos of the lectures each week: http://startupclass.samaltman.com/

Sorry, May

Sep. 18th, 2014 11:06
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Posted by Cloakseeker


Disclaimer: I do not own Agents of SHIELD. Story takes place after 1x09 Repairs. Skye sits in the cockpit and realizes how unfair she was towards May.

Words: 442, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 9 of AoS One-Shots for Season 1

Centrifugal Motion

Sep. 18th, 2014 11:03
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Posted by Selenay


"Why are you sitting alone in a chemistry lab at lunch? Aren't there supposed to be teachers supervising you, or something?"

"I have permission," Jemma said, much too quickly. Bugger. "I mean--"

Words: 1193, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 7 of Assorted Fictional Recollections (AKA the prompt fics)

Movie night with FitzSimmons

Sep. 18th, 2014 11:02
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Posted by Cloakseeker


Disclaimer: I do not own Agents of SHIELD. Story takes place after 1x08 The Well. After Ward leaves Skye at the bar she returns to her floor, where Simmons invites her into her room for a movie night.

Words: 479, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 8 of AoS One-Shots for Season 1

Save You

Sep. 18th, 2014 10:58
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Posted by Cloakseeker


Disclaimer: I do not own Agents of SHIELD. The story takes place after 1x07 The Hub. Ward finds out that Skye hacked SHIELD again and wants to confront her.

Words: 526, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 7 of AoS One-Shots for Season 1

Midnight Cry

Sep. 18th, 2014 10:56
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Posted by Cloakseeker


Disclaimer: I do not own Agents of SHIELD. Story takes place after 1x06 FZZT. Skye can't sleep. She has terrible nightmares about losing her team. Can Ward help?

Words: 677, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 6 of AoS One-Shots for Season 1

Check in day 18

Sep. 18th, 2014 11:21
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Sorry I missed yesterday's check in, I wasn't feeling well. How is the writing going today?

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Discussion: Insomnia. When you can't sleep do you write? Do you do something else?

When I get hit by a sleepless night I sometimes write but it generally depends on why I can't actually sleep to begin with. Last night I couldn't sleep but I didn't write because I was having a hard time concentrating on anything, although I suspect that it was more to do with my medication than worrying over things that are out of my control.

I probably...

Sep. 18th, 2014 02:52
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...should not be up at nearly 3am trying to pick fights on Tumblr, but there you go

Tumblr is full of stupid, but I have to say that claiming a post that calls out fandom's obsession with two white dudes fucking is "blaming fandom's lack of diversity on gays" has reached a special level of stupid.

(It's wrong that I really want the stupid to try accusing me of homophobia, isn't it?)

Edit: And a bite in less than 5 minutes. Oh Tumblr, you are predictable and sad.

Edit 2: And from the use of "bro", "homophobia" and "misogyny" I think one of them believes I'm a straight guy. [personal profile] darthneko will be deeply shocked by this discovery.
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Okay time for a break from Spider-Woman... We will see the conclusion of the origin battle soon, but right now I want to share something adorable from Fables... and Super Ozma... cause Super Ozma is awesome.

Read more... )

PTSD is like ...

Sep. 18th, 2014 03:56
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 ... piloting a BattleMech.  This is a brilliant metaphor that will make sense to many gamers.  Remember that once the systems have overheated, it takes time  to cool down to a functional level again.  This is useful if you or someone you know has PTSD or any related condition.

Three Little Words

Sep. 18th, 2014 08:09
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Posted by snarkysweetness


Tired of being ignored and the only person on the team Ward hasn’t made amends with Skye confronts him after a mission goes bad but his confession hurts her nearly as much as his betrayal did.

Words: 842, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Cover reveal - Assassin's Blood

Sep. 18th, 2014 09:21
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So I finished the cover for Assassin's Blood. I've been working on it for a while, but finally finished it yesterday after finishing the story it goes with.

In case you missed the last post about this one, it's a short story that will be free to the subscribers of the Wittegen Press Newsletter. My brief was Paranormal and Soph is doing one that is Contemporary Fantasy. Once Soph is finished with hers we will be releasing them together.

Assassin's Blood by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Assassin's Blood by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Kira is my protagonist and she is a vampire/werewolf hybrid and an assassin with a rather twisted sense of humour. In this short story she's after a Mafia big shot, but runs into a snag of the vampire persuasion.

She's a lot of fun to write so I suspect I shall use her again at some point.

Figure reference for cover from senshistock.deviantart.com (totally awesome pose reference resource).
Blood splatter brush from dead_brushes/brusheezy.com

blood ties

Sep. 18th, 2014 07:49
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Posted by 24bookworm68


Bucky Barnes is ninety-seven, and some very bad people have done some very bad things to make him forget. Becca looks at him, says, “Aw, Buck,” and drags him inside to wash the blood off of his hands.

Words: 2383, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

With half an arrow in my chest.

Sep. 17th, 2014 23:45
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It's not officially fall until next week, but I'm pretty sure I've already hit the fall downslump. I'm barely managing the basics of my to-do list, much less everything else I want/need to do. Lying in bed reading is pretty much the extent of my abilities right now. (Also Portal 2, which is fortunate for both me and Nibling.)

A couple other things so I'm not stuck thinking about this:

-I'm listening to a lot of One Direction, naturally, but it's been a lot of their first album? I love Midnight Memories, and I loved seeing a good chunk of it live, but I've been doing Fireproof and my favorites from Up All Night since I got back. I'm enjoying it, but I don't get it. (Also, I love Zayn's voice even more now than I did before, and I didn't know that was possible.)

-If I loved wildfire smoke, I'd live in the perfect area right now. Blech.

-Radcliffe, kitten extraordinaire, not only let me cuddle him earlier, but he sat in my lap for at least fifteen minutes while I pet him. It doesn't seem like purrs as loud as he can make them should come out of that body, either.

-I put iOS 8 on my phone. I'm waiting on my iPad for a little while in case any bugs pop up - I use my iPad a lot more - but so far, it feels like the way iOS 7 should have been. The fonts are larger and generally easier to see, the camera has a timer on it, and the predictive text feature's a lot more intuitive for me than autocorrect (at least, in Tweetbot). And it seems like things work faster as well, which is saying something considering I'm pretty sure my iPhone's a 4? That could just be wishful thinking, though.

-Sister got Destiny, so I'm going to give that a try. Actually, probably when I'm done with this post, since I'm not really doing anything else. Yeah. Off to do that, then.
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Thanks(?) to [personal profile] po8crg I've now discovered not merely what Vox Day thinks of the way anyone with a vote should use it in the Scottish referendum (he's solidly in the Yes camp, probably because of the Braveheart factor or, as I saw it summarised on Twitter, the debate as framed by an anti-Semitic Australian alcoholic*) but why. Women. Or, as the charming man himself puts it: "Women voting. A free and independent society. Choose one. The choice between the two is rarely so obvious as this, though."

Unfortunately, the rest of the week has led me to suspect that the above view is a lot more prevalent than one would like to believe. We've got that awful ass Richard Dawkins sounding off about rape again and once again proving to the hilt the fundamental truth of the Richard Dawkins flow-chart.

For the record, this is what the Sexual Offences Act 2003 has to say about consent:

For the purposes of this Part, a person consents if he agrees by choice, and has the freedom and capacity to make that choice.
It then takes sections 75-77 to lay down the law about what presumptions can be made about when someone lacks the capacity to consent, including when one is "asleep or otherwise unconscious at the time of the relevant act". Basically, the Dawkins position seems to be that anyone entitled to rely on that presumption should be debarred of the right to complain that the crime has been committed in the first place.

(Of course, the cantankerous old trout is now complaining bitterly that people have taken him out of context because they ignored the 100 tweets of which the one I link to above was the culmination, but I personally take the view that if someone needs 100 Tweets or 14,000 characters to make their point then the medium of micro-blogging is not for them and they should try something different, like interpretative dance.)

Then [personal profile] kaberett drew my attention to this toe-curling initiative to induce girls to take up STEM subjects at undergraduate level, referring to those who did as "stemettes" and defining it thus:
Stemette (n): a female who has the capacity to go into one or more of the STEM fields.
They also have a twitter account, @stemettes, if anyone wanted to - say - quote salient parts of Gaudy Night at them, or link them to papers showing why "females" as a synonym for "girls and women" tends to have fallen out of favour in the best circles (indeed, I rather fancy I recall Nancy Blackett objecting to it, again back in the 1930s).

I mean, Stemettes! They sound like a girl backing band of the 1960s: "So, let's give it up for RICHARD DAWKINS AND THE STEMETTES!"

And finally, that egregious twonk Damien Walter has republished his June 2013 interview with Harlan Ellison, which includes the nausea-inducing exchange at the end:

DW: [Laughter] I didn’t want to ask you that question, because I’m sure you always get asked that, Harlan. Everyone always seems to ask you, have you killed anybody, did they survive?

HE: Well, that’s a different question. That’s a different question. I’ve never thrown anybody down an escalator shaft, and I did not grab Connie Willis’s breast.

DW: I didn’t want to ask you that question either.

Oh, for God's sake. As plenty of people pointed out when the tosh was printed the first time round, Ellison's denials are completely false: there are initial apologies from him and a contemporaneous video (at the 47th second.) Given Walter was pontificating about using UK Customs powers to deny an entry visa to Day or Correia if they planned to show up to Loncon because of their racism and sexism, it's remarkably hypocritical of him to give Ellison a complete free pass on it (he's a Dawkins fan, too. Just saying.)

So - generally, AAARGGHHH!!!

*ETA Quoting from John Oliver, apparently; thanks to [personal profile] kerrypolka and [personal profile] neadods for the heads up.


Sep. 18th, 2014 09:40
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Last day at work before vacation! \o/

Have so much shit to do, both in terms of travel arrangements and actual work /o\

Clients are going batshit because I'm ~leaving for a month~. In fact I am only going to be gone for 10 working days, the rest of the time the university will be closed anyway, but everyone is being SO UNREASONABLE about this I've started telling people about my upcoming travel rather defensively. SEVERAL people have already used my vacation to somehow imply I'm not working hard enough/my department is screwing them over/etc. Consider that I do not take ANY DAYS OFF during the year in order to take one long vacation in the fall! FFS!

Like, a new client has insisted that we have a "kick off" meeting today. TODAY ON MY LAST DAY before vacation. WHY. The uni will be closed for most of the next month! You will not be at work either! CAN'T WE JUST WAIT UNTIL I GET BACK?

Ugh, a lot of panic like that, and a lot of accusations. "It's all well and nice that you're going away for a month but what are we going to do with this project that isn't done yet????" well, client, AS YOU KNOW, the reason it's not done is not up to me, it's because of IT who can't get their shit together and I have no control over that, and even after I'll leave THERE WILL BE SOMEWHERE HERE YOU CAN TALK TO about your needs during the TEN DAYS over the next month when you will actually be at work. It's not an apres moi le deluge situation! There will still be people here to take care of urgent issues on my projects while I'm away!

Ugh, clients.

ETA: to make this entry something other that 100% whining, have a lovely poem:

To Growing Girls Who Dream of Neverland
by S.T. Gibson

Peter’s not coming, darling. )

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