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So, I think someone high up in management at my institution got hacked last year or something, since in the past year we have developed some serious paranoia regarding data security. Not to say that data security isn’t important or that I dislike the changes, I think they are for the most part sensible, but we went from like, zero to Steranko-System-in-Leverage in the course of a month or two. 

The latest development is a mysterious edict that we all have to leave our computers at work but logged out tonight so that they can “encrypt” our computers somehow – I assume it’s some kind of software they’re going to install, but there’s been a dearth of information over what exactly this Encryption Of Computers entails. Furthermore, I was told that my computer is incompatible with encryption (loose lips sink ships, laptop!) so it will have to be wiped completely and upgraded. Which I’m fine with, all my work is on a network drive anyway and I just had to remember to move a few files. 

But my laptop apparently heard them and knows it’s being wiped. Yesterday the flash stopped working and today my Outlook has decided to neither send nor receive any email. Additionally, a retail clothing website just broke Firefox so hard it no longer allows me to log into anything. 

What I’m saying is that this laptop is going down swinging, and I kind of admire its fighting spirit, but goddamn, could it not have waited until the end of the workday so I wouldn’t have to use Microsoft Webmail to do the last two hours of business today. 

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Title: Graceful
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Avatar: Legend of Korra
Characters/Pairings: Korra
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 17, word prompt: Graceful. This is my very first attempt at using India Ink with a paintbrush. I found the following video on YouTube to be particularly helpful: How to Draw and Paint Animals with Water: Ink Drip Technique.

The ink drip technique is SO COOL! I only have black ink right now, but would love to get my hands on other colours. So in addition to the original piece, I've also included a digital blue-tinted version below, which I rather like. :)

Preview:


Click here for entire artwork )

Me and Star Wars

Oct. 19th, 2017 11:38 am
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Forgot to post this here yesterday:

Star Wars and me, when I was a lonely 13 year old: http://www.unboundworlds.com/2017/10/a-long-time-ago-martha-wells-how-star-wars-inspired-writing/

I was an isolated kid in a lot of ways, and didn’t know anybody else who really liked SF as much as I did. And I’d been told over and over again that liking SF/F, or liking anything involving books and media so intensely, was weird and strange and probably bad, or if not bad, something that made me a figure of ridicule. It was especially bad for a girl to like those things, but I was sure to get over it when I grew up and stopping being silly. I knew I wasn’t the only one, I knew there were other people like me out there; all these books and comics had been written by people, for people. But before Star Wars, it was hard to believe those people really existed.

Then I read this movie novelization, and read it again, and made the two whole friends I had read it, and we read it aloud to each other, and acted it out. And finally, a month or so after the movie came out, I got to see it. It was a shock at first, so different from how I’d imagined it from the book. But it wrote itself into my DNA and it’s still there, so many years later.
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Fic: we're on the road to nowhere (let's find out where it goes) by impossibletruths
Reader: Jadesfire
Cover Artist: [personal profile] akamine_chan
Fandom: Critical Role
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: None
Reader's Notes:

I can't thank impossibletruths enough, both for this fic and giving me permission to record it. Critical Role has been a welcoming home to me, and Star Wars is the fandom of my heart, so this fic hit me right where I live. As well as the whole-story version, there are downloads of individual chapters, each with their own awesome cover, so please click through to the AO3 post to see them. Because of this, there are MANY links in the post. Please let me know if any are broken, just...please do it gently? I think the first thing to break was my brain...

Summary:

He collects them slowly, and mostly by accident. [or, a Critical Role Star Wars AU]

sun emerging from behind a dark planet, with title and story credits above

MP3 (with music) [42.6 MB, 1:31:40] / MP3 (without music) [41.4 MB, 1:29:06]
Podbook (with music) [70.7 MB, 1:31:40] / Podbook (without music) [68.8 MB, 1:29:06]

Podfic Post: AO3
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Hi, friends. Thanks for voting in the poll! Indecisiveness combined with a general suspicion that everything I say and write these days is stupid banal can lead to extra-long periods of not posting.

I have been all right. Going to the gym 4+ days a week is not my natural inclination, and I still hurt in many places, but it is clear the activity is keeping my mood afloat, helping me sleep better and, yes, building strength and stamina. I took tonight off to browse the local library book sale -- $2 for Neil Clarke's Best Science Fiction of the Year vol. 1 and Whale Rider on DVD, yay -- and write a post.

My sister came to visit over Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day weekend. (Wow, it looks even worse to put those side by side than to use one alone. Wish we could just say Indigenous Peoples Day now, but it hasn't permeated the culture yet.) We went to a book event featuring chef Jacques Pépin, daughter Claudine and granddaughter Shorey. Having grown up watching Pépin, Julia Child and the Frugal Gourmet on PBS, it was a real treat -- especially since he came out twenty minutes early, plastic cup of wine in hand, to do photo ops with anyone who wanted.

The discussion itself was quite funny. Claudine, the moderator, got teased by her dad, but she dished it right back. "Never work with family," she quipped at one point. They told stories about things like how PBS timed its filmings so if Claudine wasn't a fast enough learner at rolling out dough or whatever, Jacques would elbow her out of the way and do it himself. Whereas when he partnered with Julia Child, she just told the film crew, "We're going to make this dish and we'll tell you when we're done," meaning some poor editor had to trim 110 minutes down to 20-something. Nor did they work from recipes, so airings were delayed because the producers had to reverse engineer them.

We also went to the county fair in the rain, figuring the crowds would thin out. Incorrect! Nonetheless, we enjoyed many animals, vegetables and minerals crafts. A pair of goats tried to eat our plastic ponchos, and once again the rabbit and cavy tent drove me to look into how feasible it would be to get a couple of guinea pigs to cuddle at home. (Space, climate control and frequency of cage cleaning & feeding are the main concerns, i.e. I could not be away for more than about a day without arranging for care. And I don't know if I trust my ability to maintain the energy levels to do what's needed. This was easier growing up when we had four family members to share tasks.) LOOK AT ITS LITTLE TRIBBLE TUFTS.

Work has been work-y. We were urged to apply for some awards in our field, which took up most of the last three days. I've won a few in this job, so I'm a bit hopeful. Otherwise just trying to keep my head down and enjoy the aspects of this career that I enjoy while our office's overall stress rises and morale dips. Pretty sure [coworker] is about to quit.

Good news is we still get financial support for professional development. Next week I'm flying to San Francisco for a conference. If any of you have food recommendations in the Union Square/SoMa area, especially for breakfast and lunch, share away. I'm already set on returning to a couple of takeout places in Chinatown for tasty tasty dim sum. Still dreaming of the shrimp and leek dumplings from my first visit there a year and a half ago.

A post about posting

Oct. 18th, 2017 01:23 pm
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[personal profile] bironic
As anticipated, gym requirements, travel and guest hosting have eaten into the (already diminished) time and energies that would normally go into writing more DW/LJ posts. But I've got some long plane trips coming up and am optimistic about contributing more.

Would you like to help me prioritize topics?

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Recent read: All Systems Red - Martha Wells
16 (43.2%)

Recent read: Provenance - Ann Leckie
16 (43.2%)

Recent read: Stories of Your Life - Ted Chiang
14 (37.8%)

Recent read: Mash Up - ed. Gardner Dozois
4 (10.8%)

Recent read: From a Certain POV (Star Wars stories)
12 (32.4%)

TV: The Good Place
17 (45.9%)

TV: Star Trek: Discovery
16 (43.2%)

Vid notes for "When I Go"
12 (32.4%)

What I've been up to
23 (62.2%)

Thoughts on personal training and touch
16 (43.2%)

Thoughts on body image
17 (45.9%)



Or something else that you are welcome to suggest in comments. :)

ETA: Whoops, forgot "Movies: Blade Runner 2049." ETA 2: and Festivids. Note to self.
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Fic: Red in Tooth and Claw by Poisonivory
Reader: Jadesfire
Cover Artist: ookaookaooka
Fandom: Daredevil, The Defenders
Ship: Matt/Foggy
Rating: T
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Reader's Notes: This fic comes with an apology to anyone Russian for Kraven's accent. Any resemblance to accents living or dead is entirely coincidental.

Summary:

There are rumors that Daredevil’s a Shifter: a panther, an owl, a wolf. He knows too much, some people say. He’s uncanny. He’s a freak.

No one’s been able to prove it. Matt can count on the toes of one paw the people who know about him - well, those who are still alive, anyway. Even those few are more than he’s comfortable with. It’s not safe for people to know - not for him, not for any Shifter.

Never trust anyone who isn’t pack, Stick always said.

Matt has no pack.

black and white stylised drawing of a cat caught under a net with the looming silhouette of a hunter behind him

Download links. For streaming, please see the AO3 post.
MP3 (with music) [57.2 MB, 2:04:08] / MP3 (without music) [56.2 MB, 2:02:01]
Podbook (with music) [95.5 MB, 2:04:08] / Podbook (with music) [93.9 MB, 2:02:01]


Podfic Post: AO3
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So I’m trying to write a plot-centric Rey & Finn or Finn/Rey (not sure yet, depends on how bad I am at writing romance) fic set in the same universe as Let The Dice Fall Where They May, my Phasma plots a First Order Coup while Maz and Lando just sort of plot in general post-TFA fic.

I’ve come up with some world building stuff I want to use, and I definitely know I want Luke, Leia and Poe to also have significant roles, but beyond that, I’m stalled out. Now’s your chance to foist plot bunnies or things you want to see in fic on me! (Note for people who know who they are: Kylo Ren and his parentage will not be a significant part of this fic)

If you’re interested, reply, message me, or email me at fitzrose at email dot msn dot com

Note: No, I don’t need to know you personally yet, as long as you don’t act creepy.

Rivers of London: Radio Silence

Oct. 17th, 2017 08:03 pm
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Fic: Radio Silence by [archiveofourown.org profile] mardia
Reader: [personal profile] knight_tracer
Cover Artist: [archiveofourown.org profile] accrues
Fandom: Rivers of London
Ship: Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: None

Summary: It should have felt more awkward, maybe, standing this close to Nightingale in public, the two of us staring into each other’s eyes--but all I could feel was that same bone-deep relief I had when I’d heard the Jag approaching--I was still alive, somehow, and Nightingale was here. (Future-fic.)



MP3 [132MB, 1:55:12]
Podbook [159MB, 1:55:12]

Podfic Post: AO3
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Fic: FAKE IT 'TILL YOU MAKE IT by [personal profile] kisahawklin
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] accrues/[personal profile] vepres
Cover Artist: [personal profile] eosrose
Fandom: Supernatural
Ship: Sam Winchester/Castiel/Dean Winchester
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Warnings: Archive warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Rape/Non-Con, Underage. Also: various forms of torture, suicidal ideation/attempt, prostitution - for more details see the warnings on the original post here.
Reader's Notes: Please please mind the warnings. Thank you to [personal profile] eosrose for the art :3

Summary: The boys work a case on a gay cruise.

Charlie books two of them in the honeymoon suite.




MP3 [181 MB, 03:13:39]
Podbook [184.8 MB, 03:13:39]

Podfic Post: AO3
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Fic: In Your Possession by Sabinelagrande
Reader: Jadesfire
Cover Artist: JediSeagull
Fandom: Critical Role
Ship: Percy/Vex
Rating: T
Warnings: Creator chose not to use Archive warnings
Reader's Notes: Huge thanks to Sabinelagrande for having blanket permission. Also to JediSeagull for creating the perfect covers.

Summary:

In another lifetime, Percy and Vex are bound together.


drawing of Percy and Vex back to back on black background with smoke swirling around them

Variant covers (click to embiggen)
drawing of Percy and Vex holding their weapons, back to back on black background with smoke swirling around them drawing of Percy and Vex in formal wear dancing on a white background



Download links for whole series files. For individual story files and streaming, please see the AO3 post.
MP3 (with music) [35.3 MB, 1:16:38] / MP3 (without music) [34 MB, 1:13:43]
Podbook (with music) [59.2 MB, 1:16:38] / Podbook (without music) [57.4 MB, 1:13:43]

Podfic Post: AO3
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Fic: The White Tower by [archiveofourown.org profile] Anna_Wing
Reader: [personal profile] chestnut_filly
Cover Artist: [archiveofourown.org profile] thegreatpumpkin ([tumblr.com profile] brazenbells)
Fandom: The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
Ship: Elwing/Eärendil, Elwing-centric
Rating: G
Warnings: Pretty much everyone in this story has been dead at some point, though they're, uh, better. Still dealing with their mostly violent deaths, though.
Reader's Notes: Best listened to with headphones. Music is the Introduction and Act 4 Finale from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Thank you so so much to Anna_Wing and Kelsi for, respectively, permission to record and the beautiful, amazing cover art! Thank you also to the mods who pulled this off wonderfully <3

Summary: Amrod and Amras, reborn in Valinor, come to see Elwing.



MP3 [107 MB, 1:17:34]
Podbook [109.6 MB, 1:18:34]

Podfic Post: AO3 | Dreamwidth
Art Post: AO3 (to be added pending artist's post)

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Oct. 16th, 2017 08:18 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Ashley linked to a fundraiser set up by a California credit union, Redwood Credit Union, to help communities impacted by the California wildfires. You can read more and give at their donation page.

[personal profile] kuwdora is a long-time fandom vidder who recently enrolled in a career coaching program with tv/film editor Zack Arnold, and she is now working to pay off the last installment of the program and transition from a vidding hobby to a professional editing career in Hollywood. You can read more here, give to her gofundme here, and buy art from her etsy here.

[tumblr.com profile] catlinyemaker linked to a fundraiser for [twitter.com profile] neolithicsheep, a disabled Navy vet and sustainable agriculture educator who is raising funds to get a border collie to help them with their Sovay sheep. You can read more about the fundraiser and retweet in a twitter thread here, and purchase various shirts and other branded goods at their Teespring here.

[personal profile] xturtle linked to their friend Marcia, who is raising funds to help cover vet bills for her sick bunny; she is running out of unemployment benefits and looking for work; in the meantime Caspian needs testing to determine what the lump in his stomach is and get his teeth fixed. You can read more and help out here.

Anon linked to a fundriaser for [tumblr.com profile] ohcrakerjacks, a victim of black toxic mold. She and her parents are raising funds to replace walls, insulation, flooring, and furniture. You can read more and check out commissions here and give to her ko-fi here, which will support supply purchases for the cross-stitch embroidery she sells.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] suriel's husband is about to have two surgeries, each costing several thousand dollars, and they are raising money to cover expenses. They have sales in all their online shops: Fandom buttons and more, caramels and toffees, and their band shop. You can read and reblog here.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] vaspider, who is running a sale on their Etsy shop ($10% off $30 or more) to help with living expenses and home repairs after a job loss and other unexpected life events this year. You can check out the Etsy shop here; it includes a lot of nerdy/geeky Judaica as well as secular clothes, accessories, and cosplay.

News To Know:

[personal profile] brainwane linked to a writeup that [personal profile] kaberett posted about desensitizing themselves to board games; Board Game Desensitization Process is a template for people who may have a difficult relationship to card/board games but want to participate in the increasingly popular social events focused around them.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

Daredevil, MCU: The Curiosity Game

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:16 am
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Fic: The Curiosity Game by bubblewrappedkitty
Reader: Jadesfire
Cover Artist: Jadesfire
Fandom: Daredevil (TV), The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Ship: None
Rating: T
Warnings: None

Summary:

Clint Barton knows that boredom is dangerous; it tends to lead to him doing stupid things. Stupid things like making bets with Tony Stark about which one of them can find and befriend the Daredevil of Hell's Kitchen first.



MP3 (with music) [43.6 MB, 1:33:32] / MP3 (without music) [42.6 MB, 1:31:21]
Podbook (with music) [71.11 MB, 1:33:32] / Podbook (without music) [69.4 MB, 1:31:21]

Podfic Post: AO3 (includes streaming links)

fic report

Oct. 15th, 2017 09:45 pm
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[personal profile] celli
Between a tax deadline and a ptsd episode, I haven't been able to write much, except for that yuletide treat which is my indulgence fic.

Done:
* Coursera Character week 2 story (326/300-600)

New:
* Coursera Character week 3 story (0/700-1000)
* Coursera Character week 4 story (0/1000)
* Yuletide story (0/1000+)
* Yuletide treat #1 (777/1000+)

Progress:

Other:
* PODSA mpreg (2264/whatever)
* Star Wars auction fic (713/1000+)
* PODSA Victory Eve sequel (110/whatever)
* AIRPF AU with [personal profile] rajkumari905 (3316/whatever)
* AIRPF auction fic (0/1000+)
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Fic: nothing can breathe in space by idrilka
Reader: Rhea314
Cover Artist: Rhea314
Fandom: Voltron: Legendary Defender
Ship: Keith/Shiro
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author chose not to use

Summary: The truth is: what Keith wants or doesn’t want won’t bring Shiro back.



MP3 [368.8 MB, 04:15:53] - Reuploading 10/16/17 because the first upload apparently didn't go through fully so the file was broken.

Podfic Post: AO3
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Title: Fierce
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: MCU, Thor: Ragnarok
Characters/Pairings: Valkyrie
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 14, word prompt: Fierce. Drawn with a grey and black marker. This one is based on a promo pic of Valkyrie from the upcoming movie Thor: Ragnarok, but is also somewhat inspired by Beyoncé. *g*

Preview:


Click here for entire artwork )

This past week has been SUPER busy, but I'm glad I got the chance to at least work on a couple pieces. Hope to continue with these next week, but I'm thinking maybe I should switch up from marker to another form of inking - maybe do some brush work...

Doctor Who: Practical Mythology

Oct. 15th, 2017 11:53 pm
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Fic: Practical Mythology by [archiveofourown.org profile] lyricwritesprose
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] BrickGrass
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence

Summary: Jack Harkness is a conman and a survivor. He doesn't believe in legends. And he shouldn't be running towards the invisible menace—but he is.

Chapter 1 [21 MB, 00:22:32]
Chapter 2 [30 MB, 00:32:20]
Chapter 3 [26 MB, 00:27:49]
Chapter 4 [20 MB, 00:22:09]

Podfic Post: AO3

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