Star Trek: Discovery

Oct. 17th, 2017 11:13 am
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Before we get into this post, please know: I am not a Trek fan and have never been a Trek fan. I like maybe 2 characters (MAYBE) and a select few episodes from like, ALL OF STAR TREK CANON and furthermore: I've not seen most of the Star Trek canon. I also have a lot of not-necessarily-positive feelings about Star Trek FANDOM that I've been known to vent about so.

Please please ask yourself whether, knowing that, you really want to read the rest of this entry (which will contain mostly snark). Also know: if this entry isn't for you, I still love you and would never judge you (or anyone) for a single second for liking the things you like.

General thoughts on Star Trek )

Star Trek: Discovery 1x05 - Choose Your Pain )
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I usually ignore the salt measurements except when baking, and just salt to taste, but that's because I've been cooking since I've been old enough to drag a chair to the stove and push vegetables around on a skillet. This is potentially disastrous to people who don't know as much about cooking!

Sometimes your recipes call for a specific type of salt - and there could be an actual reason why. Not if it's trendy salt, usually, but if it's "sea salt," Diamond kosher salt, or Morton's kosher salt, there's a specific reason and you should actually pay attention. Who knew?

I mean, I've been cooking for multiple decades and I had no fucking clue before this morning, so if you didn't know, don't feel bad! Hell, Bon Appetit magazine didn't even know until 2013, and they're goddamn Bon Appetit gourmet magazine.

This is going to make a world of difference in my pickling, that's for sure. No wonder my pickled turnips always turn out too salty.

The Kosher Salt Question

Tagline: Prized for its purity and flaky texture, kosher salt has been a home-cooking standard for decades. But the two major brands, Diamond Crystal and Morton, are very different products. Your ruined meatballs can attest.
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Hello, sweet swappers! As promised, SWAPS ARE HERE. SWAPS ARE SWAPPENING.

If you are new to swaps, or to Yuletide, and curious about what the heck I'm talking about, our brand-new 2017 FAQ is here! If you are old to swaps, read on!

2017 SCHEDULE! REMINDERS! SIGN-UPS! )

Questions? Comments? First check out the FAQ, and then, if that doesn’t sort you, feel free to comment either here or there, or email us at yuleswaps at gmail!

<3 K

The Eye is on Fire; Forms are on Fire

Oct. 16th, 2017 03:25 pm
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/debbiechan/pseuds/debbiechan">debbiechan</a>

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This story takes place in the canon timeline. The fic does not correspond with the timeline of my other Dong-soo/Woon fics, although with some stretch of the imagination, it might. Note—there is only the tiniest (and dark) hint of Dong-soo/Woon here. This story is mostly a character piece about Chun (not kidding), and it’s pitch black—with some sexy red candles of the assassin guild thrown in.

Characters: Yeo Woon, Chun (Sky Lord) Ga-ok (Earth Lord). Pairing (dub-con/rape): Chun/Woon. Angst, scary stuff, the setting is a secret assassin guild, people. WARNING: EROTICIZED RAPE.

Words: 8345, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

[The Seven Kingdoms] proofing

Oct. 16th, 2017 09:44 am
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(Crossposted to AO3)



Title: proofing
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Gruhukens
Reader: [personal profile] chestnut_filly
Fandom: The Seven Kingdoms trilogy, Kristin Cashore
Pairing: Anna/Bitterblue
Rating: G
Length: 37:57
Summary: "Bitterblue appears in the kitchen quite suddenly, some months after the departure of the Dellian contingent.

(Or, How to Speak the Language of Pastry, and What It Means when the Queen of Monsea Keeps Surprising You in Your Kitchens)"



Mediafire link

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(no subject)

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.

another post that is not about media

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:43 pm
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I've been struggling a lot this week. Yesterday I went back to work after nearly a month away, due to holidays and travel, and that's definitely landed on me like a very heavy truck. But in general, settling back into my life after the madness that the last 6 months have been is... a little difficult and disorienting. I've had a lot of see-saw feelings of "everything is great!" and "everything is awful!" and I'm kind of constantly exhausted and my tolerance for deadline-related stress is close to zero, and well.

more details )

Everlasting

Oct. 16th, 2017 05:18 am
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/debbiechan/pseuds/debbiechan">debbiechan</a>

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This story fits with the canon events of WBDS. It does not correspond with the timeline of my “Sanctuary” fanfics. It is a very short, romantic Dong-soo x Woon piece that takes place after the series ends. No warnings. Again, romance, homosexual romance, Dong-soo x Woon. For graphic sexy timez, please see other WBDS stories by me.

Words: 2417, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Autumn Experience (tm) risotto

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:06 am
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I made this last night and it was an Experience.

Dietary and accessibility notes )

What you need and what you do with it )

Makes 3-4 servings

Our New Fate

Oct. 16th, 2017 12:05 am
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How would it be a life without Park Heung Soo? A life of guilt, where he took away from his friend the most important thing in his life. However, Go Nam Soon never knew that at the time, the most important thing in Heung Soo's life wasn't really soccer.

Words: 2394, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Two Words: Bite Me

Oct. 8th, 2017 05:46 pm
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Choi Young Do and I had very different beliefs in life; he firmly believed in social class, money, and above all else, himself whereas I believed in the balance and lines between good and evil, though admittedly the space amidst them seem to blur. As fate desides to play a trick on us both, I discover that underneath the fake slimey façade Young Do displays, he had a solid heart of gold.

Words: 2186, Chapters: 1/5, Language: English

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Hello, beloved swappers! Don’t worry, swaps IS happening, as always! Sign-ups post will go up, ummmm, soon. I meant to kick us off around the beginning of the month, but #life #got overwhelmed by the idea of needing to rewrite this FAQ, tbh. Sorry!

This year! We have moved to Dreamwidth, because Yuletide has moved to Dreamwidth, and because it seems like most of our constituency has done the same. We will probably continue to crosspost to the Yuletide LJ community in some capacity, linking back to DW posts and providing a forum for LJ-only swappers to continue to ask questions and make contact when their yahoo emails inevitably fail. ;)

Tags will remain the same: “omnomnom” for candyswap, “who likes books” for bookswap, and “nice cuppa” for drinkswap (er, just as soon as I'm able to request their creation on DW). As on LJ, we strongly encourage swappers to track tags for the swaps they are interested in.

(Go to your DW Account Settings >> Notifications afterward, to make sure all the tags you wanted definitely took!)

And now…onward!

FAQ! )

But seriously, when are sign-ups going to be open for Yuleswaps 2017?

Soon, I swear. Tonight, I hope, but realistically, might be more like tomorrow or Tuesday. I will get it together. I promise. Swaps will happen.

Happy swapping, swappers!!!!

Kat (and sleeps, in spirit)

Looking Forward

Oct. 15th, 2017 12:02 pm
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Donors in the last 10 years have allowed the OTW to offer what it does today. Will you help us achieve more over the next 10? http://goo.gl/uF2LiA

العربيةBahasa IndonesiaবাংলাČeštinaCymraegdanskDeutschΕλληνικάEnglishespañolfrançaisitalianoעבריתmagyarमराठीNederlandsnorskpolskiportuguês brasileiroportuguês europeuRomânăРусскийsuomisvenskaTiếng Việt Read more... )
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Title: The Changeling
Author: Annerb
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairings: Ginny/Harry
Rating: Teen
Length (total): 21:41:45
Music: The Ballad Of Mona Lisa by Panic! At the Disco
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: Ginny is sorted into Slytherin. It takes her seven years to figure out why.

Podbooks Link:
Year 1-4 (chapters 1-4) [6:11:59; 175.1MB]
Year 5 (chapter 5) [5:04:00; 143.2MB]
Year 6-7 (chapters 6-11) [10:25:46; 293.9MB]

Chapter Links [length; size]:
Chapter 1: First Year [23:56; 22.2MB]
Chapter 2: Year Two [43:39; 40.2MB]
Chapter 3: Year Three [1:33:34; 128.7MB]
Chapter 4: Fourth Year [3:30:50; 289.8MB]
Chapter 5: Fifth Year [5:04:00; 417.7MB]
Chapter 6: Sixth Year - Part One [4:19:57; 357.2MB]
Chapter 7: Sixth Year - Part Two [1:37:45; 134.5MB]
Chapter 8: Sixth Year - Part Three [1:33:57; 129.3MB]
Chapter 9: Sixth Year - Part Four [1:08:21; 94.1MB]
Chapter 10: Sixth Year - Part Five [1:32:28; 127.2MB]
Chapter 11: Seventh Year [13:18; 18.5MB]

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!!

Posted for Podfic Big Bang 2017
cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, Podfic Big Bang, and AO3
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Because I am me, I systematized my home search as much as I could – I have a spreadsheet in google that has not just my list of Best, Acceptable, and Totally Unacceptable buildings in it but also my mortgage calculator from the bank and various other financial stuff. I also went into the top few real estate websites (primarily Zillow and Estately) and set several different searches to be sent to my non-fandom inbox, where they were then filtered into a Housing folder (different from my other Housing folder, which has all my documents/communications with my realtor). 

Now I’m looking at my Housing folder which constantly has new emails in it and wishing there was just an “I BOUGHT A HOME, YOUR SERVICES ARE NOW IN VAIN” button I could press to notify all of those sites that no, really, I seriously do not anymore need your Real Estate Tips And Tricks newsletter anymore. 

Fortunately changing my address everywhere won’t be the nightmare my mum always complains it is, because I also have a spreadsheet of every website I’ve ever built a login for, and I just go through the spreadsheet (also it’s an excellent opportunity to delete my account from sites I never use). 

I’ve rarely lived anywhere for more than five years, and my phone number was deeply unstable for a while for similar reasons, but it’s a small wonder our generation prefers email to most other forms of communication – after all, my gmail addresses have been stable now for more than ten years. 

I believe I have now been Copperbadge On Social Media for longer than I have ever lived in any single residence. 

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Title: Strangeness and Charm
Author: blackkat
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Naruto/Katekyou Hitman Reborn!
Pairings: Obito/Reborn
Rating: Teen
Length: 26:33
Size: 24.7MB
Music: Cosplay Reborn by Toshihiko Sahashi
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: Reborn is never going to believe another word that comes out of Iemitsu’s mouth ever again.

(Or, Tsuna gets himself a teacher, a new skillset, and a family that’s twice as insane as in canon. Reborn is not amused.)

Link: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3
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Title: Bloodsport
Author: Branch & Lys ap Adin
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Katekyou Hitman Reborn!
Pairings: Gen
Rating: Mature
Length: 3:14:16
Size: 267.0MB
Music: Monster by Lady Gaga
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: Gokudera knows that this can't possibly end well.

Part 1 of the Bloodsport series

Link: MP3
Series Audiobook will be release along side the final podfic of the series.


Thanks to Paraka for hosting!!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3

Arrested Development vids

Oct. 14th, 2017 10:01 am
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A few Arrested Development vids:

Gob/Tony: Origin of Love
Genre: slash, friendship, romance
Summary: All of his life all Gob has ever wanted was to be loved. But even though Gob does everything for his family’s approval, he won’t ever be good enough for them. Along comes Tony Wonder and for the first time Gob doesn’t have to be ashamed of who he is…

On AO3: Origin of Love


Gob&Michael: Everything I Do
Genre: gen, brotherly love, family
Summary: A vid about Gob and Michael's relationship from season 1-4, including lots of hugs, brotherly love and also a bit of roughhousing because that's just who they are.

On AO3: Everything I Do


Ensemble vid: 9 to 5
Genre: ensemble, gen, humor, family
Summary: A normal day at work for the Bluth family. - Humor vid featuring the Arrested Development gang and their work ethic.

On AO3: 9 to 5
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Fandom: Chuck (TV)
Pairing: Charah (Chuck/Sarah)
Song: Rivers and Roads by the Head and the Heart
Summary: Chuck premiered over 10 years ago. It still has my heart.
Program: PowerDirector 15

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