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Restaurant | Toronto, ON, Canada

Waiter: “Table five wants vegan nachos. And yes, I already told them that that’s basically just toasted chips with tomatoes and jalapenos and they still want it.”

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Here is my card for Winter Fest in July.  Bingo will run from July 1st through July 31.  This month we will be celebrating all winter holidays.  (See all my 2015 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out.  I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far.  This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


Winter Fest in July Bingo Card




Shoveling snowSnow globesCandyHat / Mittens / ScarvesFeliz Navidad
Winter SolsticeBoxing Day - December 26FeastAll I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front TeethInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3
Maoz TzurYule LogWILD CARDSilver and GoldRosa Parks Day - December 1
DovesChristmasFrankincense / MyrrhHolly / IvyRudolph
La BefanaCarolingJack FrostYes Virginia There Is a Santa ClausBaking / Cooking

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Most, not all, of these were read for the Short Story Quest of Once upon a Time VII. Below you’ll find ramblings on Meet Me at the Gates by Amanda Anschau, Dueling Magics by Stephanie Burgis, The Two Wishes of the Devil by Jack Broscie, The Fairy’s Plight by Kyra Dune, Wishes and Regrets by Sam Seudo, and The Dragon Maker by Elizabeth Baxter.

These are all (as of posting this) available for free on Smashwords (and potentially other places as well).

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Mirrored from Little Lion Lynnet's.

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Today is the first day of the second annual A More Diverse Universe blog tour, hosted by Aarti at Booklust. The goal of the blog tour is simple: to read and review works of speculative fiction by authors of colour. As Aarti said when she first introduced the idea, “books are such a massive part of the media we consume that we should demand and fight for those that do represent minorities and those that do present the world from a different perspective than the one we are used to.”

I’ve very shamelessly stolen the introduction of this post from Nymeth over at Things Mean A Lot. The paragraph above was Nymeth’s. I struggle with introductions and it’s a really good one. Anyway! This is the first day of A More Diverse Universe or, if you’d rather have it in hashtags, #Diversiverse.

Cover for The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo KirinoI wanted to read The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino for this weekend and managed quite early on. I’ve been pondering how to write my thoughts about the book since about Monday with little to no success in actually getting anything down on paper. Or, er, screen as the case more accurately is.

Before I get into my thoughts, I should give you a quick summary of what the book is about. The book is (excepting one section) a first person narrative by Namima, a priestess of Izanami, recounting how she became a priestess for the goddess, how she died, and the goddess’ own story. Amazon’s book description has this to say about the plot, which is a fair bit more elaborate:

In a place like no other, on an island in the shape of a tear drop, two sisters are born into a family of the oracle. Kamikuu, with creamy skin and almond eyes, is admired far and wide; Namima, small but headstrong, learns to live in her sister’s shadow.

On her sixth birthday, Kamikuu is presented with a feast of sea-serpent egg soup, sashimi and salted fish, and a string of pure pearls. Kamikuu has been chosen as the next Oracle, while Namima is shocked to discover she must serve the goddess of darkness. So begins an adventure that will take Namima from her first experience of love to the darkness of the underworld. But what happens when she returns to the island for revenge?

Natsuo Kirino, the queen of Japanese crime fiction, turns her hand to an exquisitely dark tale based on the Japanese myth of Izanami and Izanagi. A fantastical, fabulous tour-de-force, it is a tale as old as the earth about ferocious love and bitter revenge.

Sounds pretty good, right? I’d previous read Out by the author and, I admit, I wasn’t quite enamoured with it because crime fiction just isn’t really my genre. I have one quibble about the book that’s probably more to do with me than anything else, though, and I’d like to start with that quibble.

The last half a page or so didn’t work for me. I haven’t seen other people have an issue with it, so it’s probably just me, but I felt like I was missing some vital piece of understanding even after rereading it a few times. It felt like that half a page happened the way that it did because something outside the narrative demanded it. That’s why I’ve had trouble writing down my thoughts on this book. I think the issue here is me just missing or misinterpreting something, but I worry that it isn’t.

That said, I call it a quibble for the very simple reason that, even though it’s the very last half a page, it doesn’t ruin the book for me at all. The 300-odd pages before that are wonderful. Namima’s voice is, perhaps, a little naïve, but it suits her knowledge and personality. It’s also alternately quite bleak and quite lush, depending on what she’s describing, which was a wonderful difference to see in writing. It really gave her an added dimension I tend to find lacking in first person narratives.

Kirino weaves together the stories or Namima and Inazaki wonderfully. I really enjoyed how Inazaki’s story got told, filtered through several characters’ voices (sort of), and how much there was in this book. It says a lot about power and the differences between men and women in society. It’s the kind of book that I’d like to read in a class setting or a discussion setting because I think it lends itself well to discussions. There’s a lot packed into its pages and it’s deceptively simple to read because Namima’s voice is such a simple-sounding one.

I’m really glad that I took a chance on this book, despite not being particularly fond of the first book I read by Kirino. It’s a powerful retelling and quite deceptive, never quite going where you’d expect and far more complex than a first read or glance might suggest.

Mirrored from Little Lion Lynnet's.

Pricing Your Crafts

Jul. 1st, 2015 03:22 am[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
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Here's a thoughtful article about pricing your crafts.  

I typically look at time + materials for crafts.  With services, I look at time and compare with what other people are charging. I've done simple mending at an hourly rate, because it just isn't that difficult.  Sewing from patterns I charge a bit more for, and I've done at least one pattern that I decided was too fussy to do again.  But basic skirts?  Still pretty easy.  

I pay a lot of attention to difficulty and time.  With poetry, I can afford to sell it relatively cheap because I write it fast.  I'm still making better money than I would from most magazines, because poetry in the mainstream pays shit wages.  You can get a poem from me for less than a paper book -- smaller product, but based on your prompt or maybe you just picked something you liked from a thumbnail.  Writing fiction takes longer, so I tend to charge more.  Editing is mostly charging what I can get, not what I'm worth.  The only place I make an hourly rate suited to my experience level is poetry.

Watch "Coda"

Jul. 1st, 2015 01:27 am[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
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"Coda" is a beautiful short film about a lost soul and Death. 

The story, of course, is familiar to me.  People die and think they're not done yet so they wander off and/or drag their feet, then somebody has to trundle along behind to find them.

So I noticed a lot of other lovely little details.  The crowd scenes have women and people of color.  Yay!  The delicate use of light and shadow.  Outlines of leaves.  The exquisite control of Death's cloak.  <3

Molecule Quilts

Jul. 1st, 2015 01:05 am[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
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 You can now buy a molecule quilt of your very own.  And gosh, part of the background development is Mathematica, a program my mother helped create!  These are ridiculously bargain prices for a quilt, too, and the standard size will fit a queen or king bed.  If you are into technomagic, note that molecules DO things, so these quilts make a terrific base for charm magic.
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This article explores what happens when two emotions mix.  A key benefit of the movie Inside Out is that it encourage people to think and talk about feelings!  So. Much. Win.
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"Coming in from the Cold" is the next big piece in its series, dealing with Bucky and his continued issues with that piece-of-crap prosthesis. I'm posting each day within the story as a section unto itself, broken down into post-sized parts.

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,""kintsukuroi," "Little and Broken, but Still Good," "Up the Water Spout," "The Life of the Dead," "If They Could Just Stay Little," "Anahata," "Coming in from the Cold: Saturday: Building Towers," and "Coming in from the Cold: Sunday: Shaking Foundations."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Phil Coulson, Bruce Banner, Betty Ross, Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanova, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Happy Hogan.
Medium: Fiction
Warnings: Mention of past trauma with lingering symptoms of PTSD. Kitchen fail. Tony being a brat. Description of past deaths. Current environment is supportive.
Summary: The Avengers celebrate Memorial Day by going to Washington, D.C. for the festivities. Emotional roller-coasters ensue.
Notes: Hurt/comfort. Family. Fluff and angst. Emotional overload. Coping skills. Healthy touch. Asking for help and getting it. Cooking. Comfort food. Holidays. Medals. Veteran issues. Nonsexual intimacy. Caregiving. Competence. Gentleness. Trust. Emotional confusion. Hope. Crowds. Memorials. Mourning. Letting go. Moving on. Photography. Parades. Storytelling. Nostalgia. Hand-feeding. #coulsonlives

Begin with Part 1, Part 2.

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It's Morphin Time!

Jun. 30th, 2015 10:13 pm[personal profile] azure_flame_god003 posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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 So while Marvel's releasing all their previews BOOM Studio decided to unveil something else that peaked my interest....
Recruit a team of teenagers with attitude! )
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greenarrow17

"I've never done a book that's an action book like this, or a noir crime book. And that's something I really wanted to try. So there's that.
And for me, the challenge was trying to keep it really fast-paced. When issue #17 opens, my first issue, it really starts with a bang and moves really quickly from there." - Jeff Lemire

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist & Colorist: Andrea Sorrentino

7 of 22 pages

Warning: Violence

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So, Marvel has released solicitations for 30 new books in their line. I thought I'd put up some of the ones that haven't already been posted.

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[ SECRET POST #3100 ]

Jun. 30th, 2015 06:26 pm[personal profile] case posting in [community profile] fandomsecrets
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⌈ Secret Post #3100 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.

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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 043 secrets from Secret Submission Post #443.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

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Restaurant | MA, USA

(I work in a very popular coffee chain. We allow people to bring in company mugs and charge accordingly to how many ounces of liquid the cups hold.)

Me: “All right, ma’am, that’ll be $2.37.”

Customer: “No, it’s not. I pay $1.50 for this.”

Me: “That is a 24 oz cup, correct?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “And you can see on the display screen I have hit personal cup 24 oz?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “And you can see that it’s ringing in $2.37 after tax?”

Customer: “Listen here, you snide little b*****, I don’t need you standing here calling me stupid. I can read and I see what you did but you’re just trying to rob me! I pay $1.50 every f****** day for this cup and that’s what I’m going to pay.”

Me: “Well, I can’t sell you our product for that price so you have two options: either hand me the amount you’ve been rightfully charged or have a good night.”

Customer: “You are a c*** and I’m going to corporate with this! Get me the number for your corporate office!”

(I get her the number and she leaves screaming.)

Customer: “I’ll have your job and your stupid face won’t ever work anywhere in this town again! I always pay $1.50! It’s the principle not the price! I’m the customer!”

(She did call corporate but they sided with me and the next time I saw her she had no problem paying the proper amount.)

some remix recs!

Jun. 30th, 2015 04:03 pm[personal profile] isis
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First of all, I have finally read my Madness gifts.

Wicked Lights (The Roman Walls Remix) is for The Eagle of the Ninth (book), and is a very different story from my original - they literally take a fork in the road - but it's still about the same idea, about Esca yearning to follow his own, non-Roman path, and Marcus understanding (because he has his own issues with Rome) and giving him room. It's wonderfully grounded in British history, and has a few slyly humorous bits as well as an entertaining end-note. And I'm pretty sure it was written by [personal profile] chantefable, who specializes in entertaining end-notes. :-)

Dream a Little Dream of Me (the Mechanic's Version) is for the Raven Cycle, shifting POV from my original, and I am fairly sure that it was written by [personal profile] flyingcarpet.

Poor Player (the strut and fret remix) is for Slings & Arrows, and nicely echoes the structure of the original without being repetitive. And I have no idea who wrote it!

I have also read through many of the stories in the main collection, though not in Madness yet, and I have a few recs:

The Pendragon-Gorlois Family Reunion (The Historically Inaccurate Remix) (13654 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, Arthurian Mythology
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Guinevere/Arthur Pendragon, Merlin/Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere/Merlin/Arthur Pendragon
Characters: Crowley (Good Omens), Aziraphale, Hastur (Good Omens), Morgan le Fay, Guinevere (Arthurian), Merlin (Arthurian), Arthur Pendragon
Additional Tags: Half-Sibling Incest, Sorceresses, Magic, Faustian Bargain, Kings & Queens, Demons, Devils, Angels, Quests, Matchmaking, Bad Ideas
Summary: "Camelot wasn't all bad," Crowley said. "I was happy to reunite Arthur with his sister."

I clicked on this for the Arthurian Mythology tag, but it's really a Good Omens fic, and it also seems to be a bit of a Merlin crossover. I have read the former, though not seen the latter, but it's a remarkable blend of sources (including a shout-out to the musical Camelot) and a whole lot of fun. And the footnotes are delightful!

Broadcast News (the Marionette Mix) (3045 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Characters: Caesar Flickerman
Additional Tags: Canon-Typical Violence, Forced Prostitution, The Revolution Will Be Televised, Remix
Summary: Caesar watches the Hunger Games, becomes a part of the production, and eventually learns to see beyond the spectacle.

This was beautifully pointed, really an excellent character study with sharp edges. Very well done.

Victory Conditions (The Rashomon Remix) (8655 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Kostolitz, Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan Vorpatril
Additional Tags: Remix, Hijinks & Shenanigans
Summary: (mine) The members of Miles' team discuss their debriefing after a training exercise gone out of control (what a surprise).

This was delightful and astonishingly hilarious. I love, love, LOVE the structure, and the characterization as revealed through each of the sections is fabulous.

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Movie Theater | New Zealand

(I am a cinema attendant at a movie theatre. A woman and her clearly young teenaged kids approach me and hand over tickets for Wolf of Wall Street.)

Me: *looking at the two young kids* “Um, boys, do you have any ID?”

Woman: “Why do they need ID?”

Me: “Because it is an R18 restricted film, and they look far under age. Legally we have to ask.”

Woman: “I’m their mother, so it doesn’t matter. I give them permission to see this.”

Me: “Well, no, I can’t actually allow them to enter, ma’am. It’s law that unless they are over 18, with valid ID, they can’t actually go into the movie, parental consent or not.”

Woman: “Oh, my God, are you kidding me? I’m their mother, and I say they are over 18!”

Me: *not convinced* “I still need valid ID.”

Woman: “They are over 18. Don’t you believe their d*** mother?”

Me: *facing the kids again, as the woman is getting agitated* “Boys, what are your birthdates?”

(Both boys struggle for a while to remember when they are born, one answering at being 16 years old and the other at 23, most obviously NOT being 23.)

Me: “I’m sorry; I can’t let you into the movie, boys. You’re not 18, and it’s a pretty hard restriction.”

Woman: “I paid for these tickets, so you will let us into the movie theatre! They let us buy them downstairs without this bull-s***!”

Me: “These are pink Kiosk tickets from the machine. The machine clearly states the restriction, with a warning that you will be checked for ID upstairs. You can return downstairs to swap them for another movie.”

Woman: “I don’t want to f***ing swap to another movie! We want to watch this one!”

(At this point I’m about to use my walkie to contact my manager and let them know to come up to sort out the customer, when the another customer interjects.)

Customer: “Lady, I don’t know how this girl talked to you without throwing you out on your a**. What kind of a mother are you, letting your young boys in to watch a movie about sex, drugs, hookers and h*** knows what else?! Take your tickets, go watch something else, or just plain p*** off!”

(The woman was stunned for a while, before taking off to get her tickets changed. I called to the desk to let them know she was coming and what had happened. She tried to get a full refund and free tickets for the ‘terrible service and inconvenience.’ She was refused.)

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"I'm picking up from the way [the original] X-Tinction Agenda ended, which is Rahne -- Wolfsbane -- and Havok staying behind to rebuild Genosha. So when we pick up with them, it's several years later and Havok's definitely his own man, he's not living under his brother's shadow. He's got a whole host of problems that are unique to him and unique to Genosha." - Marc Guggenheim

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Burning Churches

Jun. 30th, 2015 03:19 pm[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
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So nobody in power wants to admit that burning black churches counts as a hate crime.   Or terrorism.  Hey, let's get some black folks to comment on how they feel about assaults on black churches.  Now there's a clue.

One page from Secret War #3

Jun. 30th, 2015 03:26 pm[personal profile] cyberghostface posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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I really wanted to post this page when the issue came out but I figured it would be posted in the main one. It hasn't, so here it is.

A god with great love for his people. )

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Aquarium | Boston, MA, USA

(I’m standing looking at the penguin exhibit when I overhear this from the woman beside me.)

Woman: “Look how beautiful they are! They look almost like birds!”

Related:
Bird Brained, Part 9
Bird Brained, Part 8
Bird Brained, Part 7

Hey, [His Name]

Jun. 30th, 2015 06:00 pm[syndicated profile] notalwaysright_feed

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Supermarket, Deli | Australia

(At my deli we have a worker named Naim. We pronounce it exactly the same as the word ‘name.’)

Customer: “How long till the hot chickens come out?”

Coworker #1: “I’m not sure. Hey, Naim, do you know?”

Coworker #2: “Half an hour, I think—”

Customer: “That’s INCREDIBLY rude! Are you just too lazy to learn his name?”

Coworker #2: “But… that is my name.”

(He shows the customer his name tag, and she immediately brightens and apologises.)

Coworker #1: *starts laughing* “If I call anyone Nametag then I’ll be in trouble.” *turns to me* “Right, Nametag?”

(I can’t help but giggle, and the customer just rolls her eyes and walks away.)

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Grocery Store | VA, USA

(I work in a grocery store, and overall I love it! But I’ve watched the same mother do this multiple times. She has a kid who is almost a teenager, and always walks by the pizza dough, then plays with it like it is a basketball. She picks it up throwing it around, and spins it. She looked at her kid, and then me.)

Mother: “Oh, kids, I’m glad we are giving you something to do since you are getting paid.” *walks away*

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"If you face a mirror, turn the lights off, say 'direct market' three times, and then turn the lights back on you'll see sad face Moebius. If you face a mirror, turn the lights off, say 'decompression' three times, and then turn the lights back on you'll see me burning money." - Jonathan Hickman

God Doom loves all men but one )
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A Tangled Knot, the last of the April Patreon stories, has been posted:

The sun was out and, therefore, so were the students.

They sprawled across the quad, some of them making an attempt at reading, but many of them soaking up the first real warmth of spring without any concern for academics...



A Patronage of just $1/month will give you access to the rest of the Patreon stories!

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April's theme was Stranded World. May's was Love Stories. And June's was Tír na Cali.

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Black Summer #2

Jun. 30th, 2015 09:50 am[personal profile] superboyprime posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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"In a field as well-mined as the superhero genre, it's hard to find questions to ask that aren't also complex or self-referential, and I wanted something direct that stood on its own two feet. I like to try and find something to say about a genre without just finding a navel to gaze into." - Warren Ellis

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Library | NC, USA

(I’m the manager of a small public library. Every Saturday morning, we hold a program for infants and young toddlers where our children’s librarian leads everyone in simple songs and nursery rhymes, then reads a very simple book. The babies are so engaged that they rarely cry, and they usually laugh, which even I think is the most adorable thing in the world. My coworker (who is a pro) and I are working the circulation desk when this happens. A woman storms up to my coworker as the program is beginning.)

Woman: *clearly annoyed, waving at the babies and parents* “How long is this going to be going on?”

Coworker: “Story time lasts about 30 minutes.”

Woman: *sputters* “How often do you do this?”

Coworker: “Every Saturday at 11 am.”

Woman: “Well, you should really post a sign about it! In bold type!”

(Note: There is such a sign, literally in bold type, 80 pt. font, four feet to her right on our “Events” bulletin board. There are two other copies of the same sign elsewhere in the building, in addition to the program being advertised on our website and the local paper’s events calendar. My coworker is naturally polite, though, and just stares at her as she stalks off.  She sits back down at the computer where she’s been working and huffs loudly for several minutes while the children’s librarian and parents sing “Jack Be Nimble” and “The Grand Old Duke of York.” Two minutes later, she’s back in front of my coworker.)

Woman: “They’re not even reading stories! They’re singing!”

(The group is currently singing ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat.’)

Coworker: “Yes…”

Woman: “Singing!”

Coworker: “Yes…”

Woman: “You let BABIES in the library? BABIES!”

Coworker: “Yes.”

(She threw her hands up in the air, made a sound of disbelief, and stomped off again. She was lucky she got my incredibly chill coworker and not me, who would have pointed out the sign beside her and tried to give her a lecture about the importance of helping children get an early start in developing pre-literacy skills like syllable recognition.)

Spider-Woman's New Direction

Jun. 30th, 2015 08:07 am[personal profile] informationgeek posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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Oh hey, Spider-Woman is now on her next creative change up already and it looks... well... different.

Just take a look.

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Smallville: Continuity #12

Jun. 30th, 2015 09:37 am[personal profile] jetslay posting in [community profile] scans_daily
Or Smallville: Continuity #4 for those who brought the print version.

Last Clark & Lois moments in the series.

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In Irish Examiner, Shaun Cronin wrote Rugby pundit and Newstalk presenter George Hook has hit the headlines today by revealing he "made a stab" at an erotic novel, but it had been rejected by a publisher. The 72-year-old hit the front page of the Irish Sun today after a conversation about fan fiction on his Newstalk show The Right Hook last Friday took a strange left turn. The Herald provided more details.

Bruce Handy prefaced a ranking of 2016 campaign logos for Vanity Fair Disclaimer: “best” is an inherently relative word and doesn’t necessarily imply endorsement; that is especially true here, just as it would be in a ranking of tuna melts or Entourage fan fiction.

Allen Pierleoni, who has either been living under a rock or left the house one morning without his comma bag, wrote “Fifty Shades” can be traced to when Leonard was posting online fan fiction involving characters from Stephenie Meyer’s book “Master of the Universe.”

Biopics, Game of Thrones, Sherlock Holmes, geek girls, Maleficent, Big Game )

Dhruva Sahasrabudhe reviewed Eliezer Yudkowsky’s “Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality” for Pune Mirror.

Alice Clarke wrote Old stories reimagined by the fans for the new fans for Herald Sun.

In ‘5 TV Shows With Some of the Most Loyal Fan Bases’ for TV Cheat Sheet, Nick Cannata-Bowman informed readers that You can even find merchandise, custom-made t-shirts, and an entire library of Supernatural fan-fiction, with just a couple short Google searches.

…And I’ll call it quits here, folks – it’s Tuesday morning and I need to get this posted. I’ll catch up this coming weekend.

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Parallels is an exchange in the style of Yuletide with a focus on Asian media. It allows fic, vids/amvs, fan art, and graphics.

Signups close later today!
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Awwww. We’re not actually doing the Usagi is rabbit-shape Sailormoon is moon-shape? I am disappoint. I liked that idea.

Anyway! Last episode, Mamoru learned Sailormoon’s identity, I still can’t settle on spelling and names, Usagi learned that Motoki is not Tuxedo Mask, and the senshi are introduced to the Dark Kingdom. Or at least to Jadeite. Onwards! To spoils and spoilers!

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Mirrored from Little Lion Lynnet's.

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"Coming in from the Cold" is the next big piece in its series, dealing with Bucky and his continued issues with that piece-of-crap prosthesis. I'm posting each day within the story as a section unto itself, broken down into post-sized parts.

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,""kintsukuroi," "Little and Broken, but Still Good," "Up the Water Spout," "The Life of the Dead," "If They Could Just Stay Little," "Anahata," "Coming in from the Cold: Saturday: Building Towers," and "Coming in from the Cold: Sunday: Shaking Foundations."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Phil Coulson, Bruce Banner, Betty Ross, Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanova, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Happy Hogan.
Medium: Fiction
Warnings: Mention of past trauma with lingering symptoms of PTSD. Kitchen fail. Tony being a brat. Current environment is supportive.
Summary: The Avengers celebrate Memorial Day by going to Washington, D.C. for the festivities. Emotional roller-coasters ensue.
Notes: Hurt/comfort. Family. Fluff and angst. Emotional overload. Coping skills. Healthy touch. Asking for help and getting it. Cooking. Comfort food. Holidays. Medals. Veteran issues. Nonsexual intimacy. Caregiving. Competence. Gentleness. Trust. Emotional confusion. Hope. Crowds. Memorials. Mourning. Letting go. Moving on. Photography. #coulsonlives

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