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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2018-09-20 09:51 am

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1. I posted another request for recs at [community profile] fictional_fans - this time specifically asking for fanfic sex scenes that you think are good enough to use as a model to learn from. With bonus "thoughts on yaoi" in the comments! (for obvious nsfw reasons I may be later on comment replies on that one.)

2. I think I may actually have my yuletide letter and requests and stuff all done in advance this year? WHAT IS THIS WIZARDRY. I have three definites + about five "if it's in the tagsets". If the right things get in, I think I may end up with a theme this year of "six requests in six different media" (book, podcast, TV show, mythology, video game, comic). That would be interesting. (O

3. I am TOTALLY going to the cat show this weekend, because sometimes you just have to accept who you are and lean into it.

4. I still go to fairly often these days when I need something to read. It's not as good as was by a long shot - not enough users, not flexible enough search - but the fandom page still usually has at least one fic I'm interested in reading. Because of pinboard's user profile, though, the fic recs are mixed in with all sorts of other longreads from all over the web (usually with a computer/science/social justice/lefty politics bent.) This mix creates an interesting effect, though, where sometimes you see a link and go "ooh, that sounds like an interesting fic-- oh wait" -- or "ooh, that sounds like an interesting article!-- oh wait." So here is a Fun Poll for you, based on the items currently on the page.

Poll #20468 The Game
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 26

Which of these are fiction titles?

View Answers

10 (38.5%)

A Local History
6 (23.1%)

A Soft Murmur
17 (65.4%)

An Oral History of ------'s Infinite Loop
13 (50.0%)

9 (34.6%)

Cutural Miscues
8 (30.8%)

7 (26.9%)

6 (23.1%)

How Mars Will Be Policed
5 (19.2%)

How To Be Alone
11 (42.3%)

How To Get Repeat Customers
6 (23.1%)

5 (19.2%)

Pyeongchang and Prejudice
8 (30.8%)

We've Got Some Work To Do
15 (57.7%)

YouTubers Are Not Your Friends
10 (38.5%)

(please do not vote on an item if you recognize the title and already know the answer. If you want to know the answers after voting, check out )
lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)

[personal profile] lannamichaels 2018-09-20 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I skipped the one I knew in the poll. I was so, so wrong.
rmc28: Rachel smiling against background of trees, with newly-cut short hair (Default)

[personal profile] rmc28 2018-09-20 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Everything so far I've found, I was wrong about. Oh dear.
stellar_dust: Stylized comic-book drawing of Scully at her laptop in the pilot. (Default)

[personal profile] stellar_dust 2018-09-20 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
omg what cat are you entering??
stellar_dust: Stylized comic-book drawing of Scully at her laptop in the pilot. (CATS - bingley autumn)

[personal profile] stellar_dust 2018-09-20 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
probably not on demand, although maybe if it was the only possible route to treats!

she would ace the string-carrying competition though.
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[personal profile] schneefink 2018-09-20 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Hee, I use that page to find fic too so unfortunately I know too many to take the poll, but it's still fun :)
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[personal profile] kore 2018-09-21 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
I got a bunch right!....and missed about just as many, LOL. I am now intrigued by both "Pyeongchang and Prejudice" and "How Bucky Barnes Became The Sock Fairy."
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[personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart 2018-09-21 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
I read the socks.

Marvel the Knitting seems to be a thing.
peoriapeoriawhereart: very British officer in sweater (Brigader gets the job done)

[personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart 2018-09-21 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't think of any knitting in the books I read when smaller even still; Asimov wasn't much into textiles iirc (which is dicey considering Foundation Four.) And passage of time.
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[personal profile] jainas 2018-09-21 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
I knex about 'How To Get Repeat Customers', but beyond that I guessed right! :D Imissed two fics though. ^^