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Original Spanish text )

After some time, you learn the subtle difference between
holding a hand
and imprisoning a soul;
You learn that love does not equal sex,
and that company does not equal security,
and you start to learn….
That kisses are not contracts and gifts are not promises,
and you start to accept defeat with the head up high
and open eyes,
and you learn to build all roads on today,
because the terrain of tomorrow is too insecure for plans…
and the future has its own way of falling apart in half.

And you learn that if it’s too much
even the warmth of the sun can burn.

So you plant your own garden and embellish your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone to bring flowers to you.

And you learn that you can actually bear hardship,
that you are actually strong,
and you are actually worthy,
and you learn and learn…and so every day.

Over time you learn that being with someone
because they offer you a good future,
means that sooner or later you’ll want to return to your past.

Over time you comprehend that only who is capable
of loving you with your flaws, with no intention of changing you
can bring you all happiness.

Over time you learn that if you are with a person
only to accompany your own solitude,
irremediably you’ll end up wishing not to see them again.

Over time you learn that real friends are few
and who does not fight for them, sooner or later,
will find himself surrounded only with false friendships.

Over time you learn that words spoken in moments of anger
continue hurting throughout a lifetime.

Over time you learn that anyone can apologize,
but forgiveness is an attribute solely of great souls.

Over time you comprehend that if you have hurt a friend harshly
it is very likely that your friendship will never be the same.

Over time you realize that despite being happy with your friends,
you cry for those you let go.

Over time you realize that every experience lived,
with each person, is unrepeatable.

Over time you realize that whoever humiliates
or scorns another human being, sooner or later
will suffer the same humiliations or scorn in tenfold.

Over time you learn to build your roads on today,
because the path of tomorrow doesn’t exist.

Over time you comprehend that rushing things or forcing them to happen
causes the finale to be different form expected.

Over time you realize that in fact the best was not the future,
but the moment you were living just that instant.

Over time you will see that even when you are happy with those around you,
you’ll yearn for those who walked away.

Over time you will learn to forgive or ask for forgiveness,
say you love, say you miss, say you need,
say you want to be friends, since before
a grave, it will no longer make sense.

But unfortunately, only over time…

Translation by: Blanca Zarsan


Aug. 20th, 2014 01:16
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Posted by TangentialSerpent


A Sarah Manning angst piece concerning identity and also other things.
        She sits in a room, angry, alone. Her name is Sarah. Sarah Manning. She is Sarah Manning, she is sitting in a room, she is angry, she is alone.

        Now she doesn't have to be in a room, she could be in a bar, a courtyard, a school. She isn't really alone either, physically, she is surrounded by people. Or she's not. The point is not that she is in a specific place, nor is it that she is surrounded by specific people, or the absence of them. The point is that the place and people don't matter: she's alone.

(This is a secret).

Words: 1092, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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Today has been the last full day of [community profile] fkficfest/[livejournal.com profile] fkficfest for 2014. (Tomorrow will bring the masterlist and the "dead dog" party invitation.) And today is the day that I finally got to read the story written for my own prompts! (Yes, I could have looked earlier, but I'm a Knightie, for goodness sake! ~grin~)

For my prompts, [personal profile] batdina wrote "Preserve Your Memories" (PG, m/f, ~2.4K). This adventure stars Nick and Janette, many years post-series, with appearances by multiple other canon characters (whom I won't name here lest I spoil the mystery for you). I prompted, "How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!" — Shakespeare, and I love the parallel rails on which [personal profile] batdina has run that prompt in this story. The Nick/Janette content is also right up my alley; I do love to see them respect each other and grow.

Thanks, [personal profile] batdina!

Achilles Tang

Aug. 20th, 2014 00:00
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In other places around the world, coral has been decimated by bleaching and disease, but the southern Line Islands’ reefs retain their resilience. Scientists believe the key to coral health is intact ecosystems, where all the native species—including planktivores such as the vividly marked Achilles tang seen here—play their part.

See more pictures from the September 2014 feature story “A World Apart: The Southern Line Islands.”

Learn more about the Pristine Seas initiative »


Aug. 20th, 2014 01:05
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Posted by TheWholeDamnTime


Simmons struggles with nightmares. Post 1x22.

Inspired by http://fitz-loves-simmons.tumblr.com/post/95199263216/the-worst-idea-came-into-my-head-oh-my-god-what

Words: 1418, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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Posted by plinys


They're porn stars, and then feelings happen. Except, they don't know they're porn stars. Or well, they each don't know the other person is. It's complicated.

Words: 4596, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English


Aug. 19th, 2014 22:20
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I've had this sitting on my computer for months. I realized I was never going to finish it and that it works as a stand alone, so I posted it: a href="http://archiveofourown.org/works/2168445">Five Times Steve Rogers Almost Got Beat Up, about the first five times Steve and Bucky met.

I wish there was somewhere I could post all my unfinished fic where I wouldn't feel like I was being, idk, rude for posting unfinished fic. People get so het up about reading unfinished fic and I don't want people to feel like they got short-changed. I just want to get it off my chest. Idk maybe I could post it here, since fewer people read fic on journaling sites these days.
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This story belongs to the series Love Is For Children which includes "Love Is for Children," "Hairpins," "Blended," "Am I Not," "Eggshells," "Dolls and Guys,""Saudades," "Querencia," "Turnabout Is Fair Play," "Touching Moments," "Splash," "Coming Around," "Birthday Girl," "No Winter Lasts Forever," "Hide and Seek," "Kernel Error," "Happy Hour," "Green Eggs and Hulk," and "kintsukuroi."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Phil Coulson, Nick Fury
Medium: Fiction
Warnings: Minor character death. Bullying. Fighting. Suicide attempt (minor character).
Summary: This is the story of how a little boy named Flip grows up to save the world a lot.
Notes: Hurt/comfort. Family. Fluff and angst. Accidents. Emotional whump. Disability. Sibling relationship. Nonsexual love. Parentification. Manipulation. Coping skills. Asking for help and getting it. Hope. Protection. Caregiving. Competence. Toys and games. Comic books. Fixing things. Martial arts. Gentleness. Trust. Role models. Military. BAMF Phil Coulson.

Begin with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25, Part 26, Part 27, Part 28, Part 29, Part 30, Part 31, Part 32, Part 33.

Read more... )

MCU: Caught In Death's Shadow

Aug. 19th, 2014 23:56
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Title: Caught In Death's Shadow
Author:> [archiveofourown.org profile] coffeebuddha
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] sisi_rambles
Cover artist: [archiveofourown.org profile] sisi_rambles
Author's Rating: T
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Summary: Who really takes that much notice of yet another man in a suit, anyway?
Length: 00:33:28
File Sizes: (mp3 31 MB) & (m4b 15 MB)

Download links and Streaming: AO3


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Aug. 19th, 2014 22:36
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[community profile] shipmanifestos

What is a ship manifesto? It is a formatted style of meta that provides insight as to why someone might like a pairing, or why they believe others might like a pairing. Think of it as something like a case file. Both canon and fanon evidence as to why this ship has sailed.

hello from arizona

Aug. 19th, 2014 20:45
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Well, I got here, after a bit of...stuff. travel blather )

dog woes )
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I love Yuletide and am planning to participate again this year, but a lot of my favourite small fandoms have begun to edge into too-big-for-Yuletide territory. Do any of you know of any small-to-medium-sized fandom fic exchanges that happen around the same time as Yuletide? I'd love to participate in both simultaneously, if something like that exists. :3 I've done some googling, and have also checked the alt challenges tag on the LJ comm, but everything I saw there was either very specific to particular kinds of fandoms, or wasn't running during the Yuletide season, or both. Work and school demands over the past few years have kept me a little more out of touch with fandom than I'd like, so I'm not really up on the popular challenges and exchanges that are available. Any suggestions would be wonderful! <3
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Under the cut, what it says on the tin. Picspam of lots of authors and costumes (often authors IN costumes) as well as some random sunsets and stuff, from the 2014 Authors After Dark conference. (Note: next year will be in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale soon!)

Includes: Andrew Grey, Tilly Green, Kallypso Masters, TJ Michaels, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sasha White, Yvette Hines, Siobhan Muir, Annabel Joseph, Stella Price, and many more (including me, Cecilia Tan).

Read the rest of this entry »

Mirrored from blog.ceciliatan.com.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 19th, 2014 21:05
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[personal profile] torachan
1. I got two hours of overtime today.

2. Yesterday we didn't really do much in terms of the remodelling at work, but today all the head buyers came from the main store and really started moving everything around. I think it's going to look really good once we get it done (which is supposed to be by the end of the week, since we have a grand reopening thing planned this weekend XD).

3. Lately we've been getting this Tillamook peanut butter chocolate ice cream and it's so good!

4. I got my own work email address today and also a security code for the store (this Saturday will be my first time closing on my own). I'm also getting a work phone, which is actually kind of annoying in that it's one more thing to put in my pocket, but also makes things seem more official. :)

5. I'm going in tomorrow on my day off, but probably just for four or five hours.
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Last year was the first year in an embarassingly long time that I actually managed to post any sort of comprehensive con report, and I did it by spreading it out over weeks and tackling one thing at a time. So I'm gonna try that again this year and see how it goes. I will be posting some notes on vidshows and panels (mostly panels), but I'm starting with people, because people are the most important aspect of the con for me.

VividCon was one of the first fannish things I ever did. Before Nummy Treat, before the BMVD, before I got an LJ, I went to VividCon. And that first year was a little weird, honestly, because the only people I knew were [personal profile] renenet and [personal profile] luminosity -- and Lum had so many friends there that she didn't get to see very often that renenet and I felt awkward about imposing on her! But by 2003 we'd met so many amazing people (via Nummy Treat and LJ), and many of them came to VividCon, and I got to hug them in person for the first time! It's just kind of snowballed from there. I love showing up at this con where I am so happy to see everybody, either because they're personal friends or because they're going to be helping create the communal awesomeness of this event I love so much.

So here are the things I most want to remember from this VividCon:

VividCon 2014: my people )

I came home physically exhausted, as always, but emotionally and fannishly replenished in ways that are hard to articulate. I really, really love this con, and I am so grateful to everyone who makes it possible -- my [personal profile] renenet, obviously, first and foremost, but the entire concom and everyone who runs panels and curates vidshows and makes vids and talks about vids and staffs the consuite and dresses up for Club Vivid and -- all of us, is what I'm saying; the con is a machine that runs on us, and I am so grateful that we keep coming together to do it.

Next year is the 40th anniversary of vidding. I can't wait to see what we do with it. :D


Aug. 19th, 2014 22:27
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[personal profile] ilyena_sylph
I've been afk for several hours, the perpetually-open




tabs in my browser were sitting at several hundred new messages each when I fell down in front of my screen, and I am too tired to try to catch up. Al Jazeera America tells me that there's another dead young black man in St.L city proper, that there are protests forming in the Riverview neighborhood, and that the media and protesters have been cordoned off into separate areas in Ferguson.

And my goddamned idiot Governor is refusing to order the JACKASS that happens to be the DA for the area to recuse himself, even though we all know he's incapable of being anything vaguely resembling unbiased.


A hundred years from now, may the historians hold my idiot elected officials' feet to the fire the way I'm planning to in the midterm elections.

Because good gods. This is like an educational video on What NOT to do when your citizenry are justifiably outraged at the murder of one of their children.

My icon's never felt so damned appropriate.
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Posted by sarhamanninq


"Alison wants to touch and maybe she buys a private dance and maybe she leaves her number in the room, still a little high and breathless, pink lipgloss smeared over the digits she's written on the back of her grocery receipt."

Wherein Sarah is an exotic dancer.

Words: 1373, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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The library is under construction and deconstruction right now, and there are LOUD JACKHAMMERS and other machinery happening near my office, enough so that I spent part of the afternoon in earplugs.

And as I was leaving for the day, I discovered that the vibrations are LITERALLY shaking the books off the shelves!

Cut for PROOF )

On Being Angry

Aug. 19th, 2014 21:56
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I wrote this two years ago. I don't think I ever posted it. I cleaned it up a bit, but probs not enough. I'm tired. I'm sad. I'm angry. This post is About Me even though the current reminder that yes, America is very far from post-racial is not About Me. But some of the discussion around the behavior of the protesters reminded me of this thing, and I figured I'd post it. Read Ta-Nehisi Coates for the good stuff. This is just my meager rant about narratives.

pretty much straight-up copy/pasted from my gdocs )

That's pretty much where the rant breaks off in my file. I cut out some repetitive nonsense at the end there, but that's all I have.

No wait, that's a lie.

I do also have this anecdote: A week ago, I ended up reading a story that described a Chinese character's skin as being 'yellow as corn.' It makes you wonder if this writer has ever seen an Asian person before. It makes you wonder if this writer has ever seen corn before. Jeez.
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[personal profile] damalur
DA3 coming to a screen near you in less than three months! I signed up to beta test Dragon Age Keep, the canon customizer, but no word yet on that or if saves can be transferred between consoles in the cloud. That capability is probably what will decide when I buy an Xbox One (I knooooooooow *hides face*).

Read more... )

I'm the Cat's Meow!!

Aug. 19th, 2014 21:43
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I want to do a write up of my weekend in NYC and the Jazz Age Lawn Party. But for now, have a picture of me looking FABULOUS.ooops! cut for image! )

Disposable Superheroes

Aug. 19th, 2014 21:04
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Posted by Dendritic_Trees


"I have already made my feelings about this operation clear. I think a team deliberately filled with free-thinking misfits backed up by civilian scientists is more likely to turn into a powder-keg than it is to come up with creative solutions. I have specific reservations about your inclusion of Dr. Banner and maintain that his connections to Dr. Catherine Halsey outweigh the benefits of a medic with a background in Spartan physiology. However, in light of the less than warm response Lord Hood’s first forays into the Colonies is getting, and your success with Commander Coulson’s successes with the Barton-Romanoff team I’m giving you the green light. If nothing else we may need a clean-up crew if Kilo-5 is overly successful. Best of luck to you.”
(Admiral Margaret O. Parangosky to Rear Admiral Nicholas J. Fury)

Words: 4567, Chapters: 3/?, Language: English

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