Ideas for comic!

25 Oct 2014 10:47 pm
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I have to draw a four+ page comic for a coursera course I'm doing and I am TOTALLY BLOCKED.

I'm thinking I'll just adapt part of an existing story, either one of mine or something in the public domain.

Current thoughts tend towards Northanger Abbey but I am open to suggestions! Are there any public domain works, or original/fanfic of public domain works by me that you'd like to see me draw a short story about? Any art of mine you'd be curious to see expanded into a longer story (and have plot ideas for)? AUs are totally welcome but not nonsense crossovers because then I get tangled up figuring out how it WORKS.

It has to be accessible to random strangers so no asking me to write an ending to A Circle of Stars :P Also there is no guarantee I'll actually draw any of it comics are haaaard. BUT I WILL TRY

Also: Penny, I have not forgotten your Asama & Korra prompt, I plan on drawing it the moment the show gets them to a point where I'm not all "Asama & Korra ;_;"

ALSO speaking of AO3 today was FEMSLASHEX REVEALS YAYYY. I drew some Velanna/Sigrun. And I got TWO gifts: Undercover by kiki_miserychic, which is some sexy Root/Shaw art, and Quantum Relations by Settiai which is a very cute EDI/Sam fic.

This course is good but hardddd. I had to write TWO ESSAYS. With an introduction and a thesis and a CONCLUSION. urrrrggghhhhhh essayssssss. Of course we got half marks for even trying because coursera. But the peer assessors said I LACKED A COHERENT THESIS. Luckily we get to do self evaluation too so there was a "you are amazing and all your ideas are gold" to balance things out.
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Oatmeal, with freshly ground-up toasted flaxseed, walnuts and pecans, with cinnamon and good B-grade maple syrup.

Amazing. Luscious. Tasty.

(I so need to make new icons...)

Previously On

25 Oct 2014 09:34 am
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Hello [community profile] tv_talk!

Here it is - our weekly opportunity to chat about non-current TV. Anything goes! Please stop by and tell us what you're watching, what you've been thinking of checking out, etc. Closed canons or something currently airing that you're just behind on -- it's all good. :)

Some possible topics:
- What show(s) have you watched this week?
- Best guest stars?
- According the the poll in the last 'Previously On' post, this community likes crime drama and science fiction. What are some of your favorite shows in those genres?

Watch-Along: Show of the Month: None
November Show of the Month: Leverage

ETA: I apologize for missing last weekend, I was out of town. I'm happy to continue the Saturday postings as long as folks want them. I suppose that in light of [personal profile] lostdragonfound's post that other options/posting days are open for anyone. Also, random drive-by TV posts are welcome, too.

Spirits on the move

25 Oct 2014 01:13 pm
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A few Spirits Abroad-related updates ….

Fixi has sold (most of) the first print run, so the book has gone into a second printing! Really delighted about this. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy.


The book’s back in stock on Amazon, so you can order it here if you would like the paperback: Spirits Abroad at Amazon.

(If you want to order the book on Amazon, don’t worry if it looks as though it’s out of stock — the reason for this is that Amazon is conservative and only orders as many copies as it needs to fulfill customer orders, plus a few extra. But Amazon always orders enough to fulfill orders placed by customers, and Fixi has plenty of copies going spare, so if you place an order you’ll definitely get the book — it may just mean you’ll take a little while to receive it.)

And there’s always the ebook version, of course. Most of the Fixi Novo books are now available on Smashwords, if you’re interested in trying out Malaysian pulp: Fixi Novo at Smashwords.


Spirits Abroad is kind of the odd duck out, as I’ve now hiked up the price to a princely US$3.99, plus of course the lavish detail of Likhain‘s cover is very different from sleek Fixi Novo house style.

Speaking of which, Likhain’s posted about the process of creating the piece that became the cover: Call it abundance.

I want to say there are voices and stories that cradle our hearts when we’re at our most fragile and closest to breaking, and it’s these voices that we return to time and time again — we can trust them with our pain, our bodies, our selves.


She’s sending me the painting! So excited. We have just moved, and I dream of colours on our walls. (Er, leant against the walls rather than affixed to them in any way that would breach the terms of our lease, of course).

Likhain’s also a brilliant writer, and her poem has just appeared in Strange Horizons: Seeds by M Sereno.

Swallow a seed and it will sprout within you,
becoming your veins, invading your bones.
Those poets and conquerors knew this. Knew the mouth is an altar.

It’s about a lot of stuff. Do read it.

Mirrored from Zen Cho.

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25 Oct 2014 07:29 am
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The "I don't own a couch" issue became more of an issue and less of a running joke in the past few weeks, as we drew closer to my surgery date in November, since Mum will be here and while I have an air mattress for her to sleep on (seriously, it's the best air mattress ever), I don't have many places for either of us to sit during the day.

The Fauxfa, made of a futon nailed to a wall and a bedroll on top of it, wasn't going to cut it.

So mum went and tested out sofas at Ikea, and when it was a toss up between a cheap one I liked and an expensive one she liked, she said she'd make up the difference.


In the meantime, have some threesome fic! No couches are involved, just a large bed.

Title: Devils and Heathens
Rating: R
Summary: Peggy Carter didn't go looking for trouble, or Bucky Barnes, or a threesome. Sometimes these things just find you.

Here on Dreamwidth | Here on AO3
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Title: Devils and Heathens
Rating: R
Summary: Peggy Carter didn't go looking for trouble, or Bucky Barnes, or a threesome. Sometimes these things just find you.
Notes: Inspired by this art post, and abetted by the Stream Team. Thanks in particular to superqueerpasta on tumblr for encouragement and chocolate-alchemy on tumblr for commentary.

Also available at AO3.

He's not here. )
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Finished up Kingdom Hearts II on Friday, then proceeded to watch the 358/2 movie thing and dear lord, Roxas. My poor baby. Series favorite found? Maybe so. Loved that 358/2 Days was basically a character development/backround piece for him. Think I'll take a little KH break first, but I'm really excited to play Birth Before Sleep now...I wanna know more about the kid that looks like Roxas but isn't or something?

What else did I want to talk about? I dunno. It's the day before the last year of my twenties starts and after I got home from work I kinda just sat around drinking wine and thinking about that and watching a lil' Ranma. And listening to this song on repeat cuz it's great:

Just found out about this girl today and I think she's pretty rad.

Uber #17

25 Oct 2014 07:27 pm
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"Uber relaxing into a three- and five-panel structure is something I find fascinating. Three-panel is something I connect intensely with Warren Ellis (and Millar, though never in this mode). Five-panel storytelling is Garth Ennis." -- Kieron Gillen

Read more... )
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Dear Gazaans,

Wasn't opening the Rafah Pass one of your big demands this past summer? So what's with murdering 30 Egyptian soldiers there yesterday? That's not going to make A-Sisi feel particularly tired of y'all, you do know that, right?


The Neighbour

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25 Oct 2014 05:48 am
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It's 5:48 a.m., and I'm absolutely awake.

I've watched the sun come up for two weeks. My body seems to be trying to move back to the medieval version of sleep that is divided into two sleep periods with a waking one in between -- except that the second one is anywhere throughout the day.

The SU made a wonderful coffeecake for dessert last night, something with chocolate and cinnamon and just enough crunch. He doesn't bake anywhere near enough (though his baking is so good that it's probably a good thing for my waistline that he doesn't.)
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Going to bed now.

See you all tomorrow.

Planes Today

25 Oct 2014 10:36 am
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So planes today was awesome.

My dad changed a prop on my plane. This one's 2" longer (and I wore the only one 0.5" shorter than it was supposed to be, he tells me) and has a wider step. That means it generates more propulsion at less rpm - a lot less rpm.

It also makes the plane more stable, which I notice about as soon as it disengaged from the ground the first time today. The extra force is noticeable, too - it maintains cruise at what used to be gliding speed.

If you think I came in to land grass-low and near-stall-slow, you're completely correct. Discovering just how slow I can make it (haven't pushed all the way on altitude yet) and from how far was fun. It also means really finicky aboveground handling at the last few meters, but I got that now - wind days are good for that.

Present today: SH, ID, DR, IS and ZP who only shows up rarely. ZP is adorb and also he hasn't seen me fly in forever, so that was a lot of smiles. IS is still a hazard, ID still hasn't learned to do maintenance and SH's arthritis is still horrible.

Clocked in about an hour net of flight-time again.
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Harvey Comics is best remembered as a publisher of kids' comics, but like MLJ/Archie, there was a time it dealt in a variety of genres, including horror, giving that up only when the establishment of the Comics Code Authority in 1954 put an end to stories such as the one I present here in its entirety, from Chamber of Chills #7 (April 1952; scans of this public domain title courtesy of The gruesome denouement of "Crawling Death" (writer unknown, art by Abe Simon and Don Perlin) got special mention in Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent. Trigger warning for gore.

Typical human reaction: 'I'm going to kill it!! It might be some rare species!!' )
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My mother's cousin Billy, William A. Henkin, has died. For the last several years he had been living with cancer; for the last year he was dying with it. I saw him last in the fall of 2012, at an Indian restaurant in Lexington that no longer exists; it was my first real contact with him as an adult and it made me sorry we had not had conversations sooner. He was a therapist and a poet; he was queer, kinky, and poly; he wrote one of the first books about The Rocky Horror Picture Show, from which I learned an assortment of late-seventies callbacks as a child. He lived in the Bay Area and I hoped to visit him with Rob. He was someone I needed no time at all to trust. Inside or outside a family, people like that are rare. They should not be the people who become rarer.

His last collection of poetry was The Causes of Our Loves, a copy of which he sent me in September. This is the first poem I read in it.

The Fourth Planet

The fourth planet from the Sun is Earth.
Or no, the third. The fourth is Mars where
there's little water and the nights are colder than ice.
It seems men couldn't live there in peace or at war.

That's all I know about astronomy.
If you need to know more, lie on your back at night
in an open field, and make up constellations.


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to remember

"When you make the finding yourself— even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light— you'll never forget it." —Carl Sagan

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