( Podcast goodness under the cut )
( Podcast goodness under the cut )
I'm thinking it's best to keep readers to eight people or under, enough to cover a rather large cast of characters without being too hard to wrangle. I have no idea how long it'll be (but probably at least 5k), and it'll primarily focus on Vox Machina ensemble. So if there's some member of the team you're desperate to be, please mention it below. Hell, if there's an NPC you're desperate for, mention that too, because this is gonna be a kitchen sink kind of a thing.
Some notes on what I like to write, which are not different from my usual if you're familiar with my writing: ( Read more... )
So if you read all that, take a moment to review the pod_together rules and timeline, and if it sounds good to you, leave a comment! Also mention what platform you'd like to collaborate on, and whether you can help with editing (I can do it if no one else wants to, but I'm not super great at it). Once we put together a cast, I'll solicit more ideas and see what people want before I get started writing.
ETA: What a good response! I'm going to get everyone who's replied so far on a gdoc, but feel free to comment if that doesn't include you, and if we end up with a gap to fill, I may call upon you.
( Large but not very good pictures behind the cut )
2010-2011 was a pretty rough time for me, mentally speaking. I spent a lot of it as an anxious wreck, and even though I was medicated, it was only working so well. For a while, it felt like literally anything could trigger a panic attack for me, but nothing was as sure-fire as depictions of violence. Didn't matter if they were fictional or real; if it involved people being hurt, I couldn't deal with it.
In early 2011, Mockingjay had been out for a couple months, and things were revving up for the first movie. Friends were recommending it to me, but the idea of a book/movie about a bunch of kids trying to kill each other turned my stomach.
Then I thought to myself, "I could just not."
It's a thought that probably shouldn't have felt like a revelation, but it did. I could just sit it out, let things pass me by, trade missing out on things I might enjoy for not having panic attacks.
Eventually, things changed in my life, and the panic attacks tapered off. I never went back to violence, though; my life was better without it, so I just decided to keep going. ( Read more... )
This is- bear with me- a Firefly/Cowboy Bebop crossover that I wrote in 2006. I thought that I had only written one scene of it, but turns out I wrote chunks of several, to the tune of 1500 words. Pretty much all the story is here, so please enjoy. I'm pretty sure I ripped off part of it from the Cowboy Bebop manga (Ed becoming a computer program), but I still think it's a cool idea.
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I stop by now to pose a question: I'm writing a BDSM for fic primer. Any questions/issues anybody would like to see addressed? You won't be named in the post.
The file is available right over here, and feel free to distribute it near and far.
That is all.
How you been, DW?
I subscribe to your fic on the AO3.
...I can do that?
I would prefer to read your fic somewhere other than the AO3.
Doesn't matter much
I would prefer:
A monthly link roundup of AO3 fics on LJ/DW
Downloads by month/by fandom of stories
Nah, I'm good with the status quo
Something else (with the understanding that individual crossposts are not coming back)
For downloads, I would prefer
Today you are rocking
You would rather be rocking
You would like to be rocked by
TICKY BOX MISSED YOU SO MUCH
NEVER LEAVE TICKY BOX AGAIN
TICKY BOX WAS COLD AND DARK WITHOUT YOU
Fandom: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Summary: You've got two empty halves of coconuts and a thirst for glory.
Song: The Beatles - Drive My Car
Download: on sendspace (avi, 32mb)
Contents: Ensemble, silliness, but really could there be anything but silliness?
Notes: My first Festivid! Many thanks to thingswithwings and sonatine for betaing, as well as everyone else I tortured with this. <3
resonant said: I went to a conference this fall where instead of saying, "Hello, my name is ..." the name tags said, "Ask me about ..."
I loved that. It was a sustainability conference and that narrowed the options a bit, but there was still a surprising variety. "Ask me about organic eggs." "Ask me about green alleys." "Ask me about saving electricity."
We have a huge range of knowledge and talent here. We pretty much know who can draw and write and pod and vid, but if some of you are experts on octopus intelligence or making eclairs or the works of Jane Austen, I would never know it. I wish we had those name tags here.
So here are my ask me about nametags, and you should proceed to make your own, and we will all know so many things we did not know by the end.
Ask me about...
Making charts for counted cross-stitch
Writing dialogue without making it sound like it came from pod people
Pre-Columbian sacrifice in the Maya area (spoiler alert: it's bullshit)
Tips for attending a (large) con, including costuming, spending, and drinking
Death Valley National Park or Lava Beds National Monument
Richard III (the play and/or the 1995 movie)
Public dungeons and the activities taking place therein
The commodification and reclamation of Southern (US) culture
The concept of language, including uses of the word dialect, why you should never ask a linguist how many languages they speak, and why language and Language are different things
Dedication, or why Sabine quit music and grad school
Your turn! Ask me about these many things, or make your own lists of many things.
Bondage! ( You knew it was coming. )