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Most of this is not activism-related; some of it is not even politics-related. But I'm reading a lot more widely than I used to, and I thought other folks might also be interested in some of my finds?

Election-related
* Graham preparing 'Dreamers' bill - bipartisan bill to protect DACA participants

* An unaired interview on Trump, authoritarianism and kleptocracy (Sarah Kendzior). I really liked this - more hopeful than the title sounds, to me.

* Nonprofit journalists are gearing up with a flood of donations (NYT)

* Fuck Everything and Blame Everyone (Deadspin?). This was a cathartic read.

Around the world
* How an Indian Innovator Reverse-Engineered the Making of Sanitary Pads (NYT Mag) - A guy figures out the cheapest possible way to make pads, reproduces the manufacturing equipment, and starts setting up little shops all over India run by local women. There are still good things happening in the world, you guys.

* The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare (NYT). AKA why you should throw out your non-stick pans, but also a decades-long story of criminally awful pollution and one guy who did something about it.

* Bloomberg's "Jealousy List", aka stuff so good they wish they'd published it. aka where I found a lot of these other links!
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* Keepin' It 1600 - podcast with four former Obama aids. I got hooked on this shortly before the election even though I basically never listen to podcasts.

* [tumblr.com profile] leupagus has started something called political homework that seems like a great way way to motivate oneself to learn the ropes of their local politics.

* 10 Questions for Fake News Detection, a handy chart from The News Literacy Project

* This morning I called my senator to thank her for her vocal opposition to several Trump cabinet picks. The staffer sounded very pleasantly surprised that I wasn't calling to complain. Which is to say, if your elected officials are doing something good, let them know! Positive reinforcement!

* Speaking of that, a call to support Kellogg pulling their ads from Breitbart would not go amiss.
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* Trump syllabus - extensive reading list for context on Trump-related issues (via [syndicated profile] stop_trump_feed)

* "It's unprecedented in our history": Trump's election inspired millions in nonprofit donations - sometimes just seeing numbers is really validating

* All Resistance is Local: A Plan of Progressive Action for the Trump Years - this has fascinating ideas that I would like to explore more. I wish there were a reading list attached.

* Finally, another rec for #ACALLADAY, which continues to be a fantastic mix of news, calls to action, and recommended reading.
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ACTIVISM
* Why You Should Join Your Local Democratic Party (written by moi)

* lifetime VPN subscriptions on sale at BoingBoing

* Guest Post: A post-election guide to changing hearts and minds - full of extremely practical advice

* What you — yes, you — can do to save America from tyranny from a Holocaust scholar

READING
* [personal profile] rydra_wong is your source for politcal links roundups, mostly articles. Tons of stuff!

* Look Up, Please - this anecdote of facing up to racism and awfulness made me cry, for real

* Canadian journalists who covered Rob Ford offer tips on Trump - persuasive comparison, and a little bit of hope for beleaguered journalists

* Utah governor breaks Republican ranks, welcomes refugees, is deeply skeptical of religious registry (no surprise Mormons wouldn't be keen on that)

* House Democrats demand Chaffetz probe Trump’s finances (Oddly, Chaffetz seems much less interested in investigating Trump than he was Clinton)

* bless the AP style guide??

* Exhaustive Database of Voter Fraud Cases Turns Up Scant Evidence That It Happens - background
snickfic: Olli Maatta smiling (olli)
I've been hanging onto these so long and have so many that I'm splitting it up into two. Here are the Pen/Pen pairings, and I'll post the non-Pens pairings in a few days. And there IS an Olli fic in here this time! :D

Sid/Geno )

Other Pens Pairings )
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* FightTrump.co is a site that posts daily, weekly, and monthly calls to action. You can have them emailed to you, see them via Facebook, or follow the DW feed [syndicated profile] stop_trump_feed. So far they cover a wide range of things - today's is basically "Educate yourself on Trump's agenda by reading some of these linked articles," which is an A+ choice of your activism energy. It's not good to have zeal without knowledge, etc.

* Speaking of educating oneself, here is a massive NYT article on Trump's conflicts of interest.

* Call your legislators about the National Popular Vote Compact (also consider following Yglesias, he's a Vox writer and a good source of info and sense)
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Not so much activism today as just stuff I found interesting.

* THIS POEM. If you click on nothing else in this post, click on this.

* Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington state has introduced a bill that would ban registration based on religion - religions such, say, Islam. Consponsors include folks like Ellison and Wasserman Schultz. Something to mention to your congressperson('s staff) the next time you call them.

* Sen. Orrin Hatch, most senior Republican senator, is absolutely opposed to getting rid of the filibuster. So that seems good.

* Statistical look on which senators might cross the aisle and vote against their party fellows.
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* If you're having trouble getting through the House Oversight Committee on the phone, you can also fax them.

* Re: the ongoing discussion of Trump's conflicts of interest, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) has introduced legislation that would remove the current exemption of the president and VP from conflict of interest laws. Info at the link for how to support this legislation. (Yet another tip from [community profile] thisfinecrew, which has been FANTASTIC so far. Follow if you haven't yet and are at all interested in US political activism.)

* [tumblr.com profile] leupagus is a fandom person who is ON TOP OF IT in terms of ways we can engage with our elected officials. Their Twitter is also a quality follow.

* [tumblr.com profile] reckoningofjoy is a blog "intended as a record and remembrance of our progressive, civil- and human-rights victories, even in the course of the difficult and bleak times that the next few years are likely going to be for our country.

"Not because any of them will be enough, will mean we’re done, or that everything’s fine now. But because it’s going to be vital to remember, especially now, what we’re capable of, that good things still happen, and how they happen."
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A short one today.

* People are calling the Department of Justice to ask them to Audit the Vote. There's also a Change.org petition

* #ACallADay (keeps fascism away) is a great newsletter full of activism suggestions. I appreciate that it includes a lot of informational links about issues, in addition to the calls to action.
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* New activism comms [community profile] thisfinecrew and [community profile] spoonlessactivists.

* Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is asking for people's Obamacare stories. If you've got a positive one, now would be a great time to share. EDIT: Paul Ryan ALSO wants to hear if you support the ACA - give him a call.

* If you called the House Committee on Oversight and Reform about Trump's conflicts of interest, good work, you helped jam their phone lines (although the article seems to think the call was put out in response to Trump's meeting with Japanese leaders today, when that FB post is from Wednesday).

* I learned today that the Million Woman March the day after the inauguration will also have local protests in other states, if you can't get to DC that day (as I cannot). More info here.

* So DW DOES have the functionality to allow you to filter out specific tags by other users (for example, my "topic: politics" tag) if you have a paid account. It's just not easy to find. )
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I called my two senators and my house rep yesterday about Steve Bannon, and to my house rep's staffer I also mentioned the possible inquiry into Donald Trump's conflicts of interest, which I mentioned the other day. But! It turns out you can also call the House Oversight Committee on this same topic, full info here (or here, if that post should suddenly disappear). They are a) ACTIVELY TALLYING CALLS about this issue, and b) closed next week for the holidays and making a decision immediately following. So tomorrow is all the time we have. I got a "mailbox is full" message when I called after hours tonight, but I'm going to try again tomorrow.

(BTW, if you don't want to see my politics posts, LJ lets you filter out specific tags of someone you follow. I could have sworn DW had this functionality, too, but maybe that was my imagination?)
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"We're His Problem Now" Calling Sheet - easy reference for finding your elected Congresspeople, plus scripts for talking to them, plus a specific call to action each week. I'm going to use this a lot, I think.

Another google doc, still in progress, of general FAQs for ways to help out, ways to protect yourself, etc, as well as an international list of orgs fighting against fascism.

BTW, did you know you can get a free WaPo subscription if you have an email ending in .gov/.edu/.mil?
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Kind of a linkdump? I've been reading a ton on ffa, although sometimes I have to step away because the predictions are just too dire for me to handle. But I've also gotten a ton of great info from there, as well as from my flist.

Explainers for Breitbart, Bannon, and Milo

Top House Oversight Democrat asks for hearings on Trump’s conflicts of interest - maybe something to talk to your congressperson about?

A letter circulating in the House "requesting Trump rescind his appointment of Steve Bannon. So far at 120 co-signers." Something else to mention to your congressperson, maybe.

Speaking of, here is how to find your congressperson based on your zip, although I had to then google mine to get a phone number. And if you can call them on the phone, you should.

If you want to volunteer time/money, here is a site that helps you get started finding places, with a bunch of very satisfying swearing.

And if you need help getting/staying motivated, here is a message from President Obama to grassroots organizers and all of us.
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For Trick or Treat my recip gave me a bunch of great characters to work with and carte blanche in terms of femslash ships, and so I wrote this Dru/Faith fic that involves dreams and a corset and other old-fashioned underwear.

silk ribbons (986 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Drusilla/Faith Lehane
Characters: Drusilla (BtVS), Faith Lehane
Additional Tags: Dreams, Undressing, Seduction
Summary:

She pouts, lips pursed, and Faith doesn’t go in for weird chicks but she’d kiss those lips. She’d lean in right now if this freaking corset weren’t holding her so stiff.

snickfic: [X-Men] Psylocke (art Olivier Coipel) (Psylocke)
Have definitely fallen headfirst into comics again. This was not planned. I'm working through a bunch of trades currently. Black Magic is looking good, very female-centric urban fantasy cop book, but the first trade barely gets it started, so I need Rucka and Scott to bring it back from hiatus. Monstress (Liu/Takeda) is dense but worth it, once you get into it; I'm looking forward to the next trade. Harrow County (Bunn/Crook) is freaking gorgeous so far, this wonderful watercolor stuff and a spooky story of just the kind I like.

I'm not reading Marvel, because I'm just so irritated by the perpetual and disruptive crossover events, the endless reboots, and the constant juggling of creative teams. So it's all Image and other smaller publishers for me. It's too bad, because Marvel is putting out a ton of female-centric books these days but ugh. No. I might break my rule for Gamora, though, but in general it's all Image and Dark Horse and indies for me.

I keep having this problem, though, where I feel like I don't know how to be fannish about comics. Most comics have no fic fandom whatsoever, and in order to write I need both readers and, ideally, some predecessors whose fic I can read, so that's a no-go. Likewise, it's often hard to even find anyone to talk with about what I read. I have zero graphics skills, so that's not really an outlet (and that would really work better if I bought digital, which I don't).

It kind of feels like the way to be fannish about comics is to read more comics, but a) $$, b) I don't want to just be consuming media all the time. IDK. I don't know how to funnel my comics enthusiasm into something that feels creative or productive. It's a struggle. I've started dabbling in drawing again, so at least there's that? (NB: I am Not an Artist.)

I'm also having some angst, again, about how to buy comics. I don't have a tablet, so digital is a pain. Floppies just irritate me; I hate storing them and I dislike rereading them. I really just want trades, but they always say if you want to support your favorite series, you buy floppies. But I don't wanna. Also I just respond better to comics if I get a bunch of story at once, ie in a trade. So I think I've decided to just spread my comics $ out among more trades. That supports my beloved LCS, at least.

And if I DO start buying floppies of something, it's a rule that I have to buy a whole arc of five issues or whatever. I have the first three issues of so many books which I then finished in digital or failed to finish at all.
snickfic: Genevieve lying on the grass, text LOVE (Gen)
* I made a comics Tumblr. There's nothing really on it yet. But relatedly, I've started reading comics again, so maybe there will be new content soon.

* I looked through my fic spreadsheet and discovered approximately half the things I've written in the past three years have been for exchanges, and NO FREAKING WONDER I'm feeling a little burned out on exchanges. I keep saying I'm going to do them less, and I keep failing to do fewer of them. But maybe next year. I've turned in my last outstanding assignment (for Trick or Treat!), so that's something, and there's nothing else I'm going to be even tempted to sign up for for several months.

* Feeling more fic-fannish than sports-fannish with hockey right now. I think I'm still recovering from the playoffs. I'm with Sid - I didn't realize how hard it would be to win the Cup. /o\ But meanwhile there's so much fic I want to exist, so I'm working on that.

* I've started using the "Choose random icon" function here, because I have so many great icons I don't use anymore. So here, have some darling Genevieve.
snickfic: text: Geno 71, I'm Score (geno)
I didn't realize it'd been so long since I caught up with this! First, I don't remember if I've mentioned it here, but I've started a monthly Pens prompt comm that runs through Tumblr and AO3, called Pens Monthly (my skill at naming stuff, let me show you it). And I have accidentally written almost 12k for it just in the past two months, oops. But also yay?

First, mer!Geno/Flower where they commiserate on their respective non-productivity during the playoffs:
Buddy Breathing (4948 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Marc-Andre Fleury/Evgeni Malkin
Characters: Marc-Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin
Additional Tags: Merpeople, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, 2015-2016 NHL Season, Old Friends, Pittsburgh Penguins
Summary:

There was no point in telling Flower last night hadn’t been his fault. Zhenya knew what that conviction felt like, how hard it was to shake. Sid had coaxed Zhenya out of that mood once or twice, but earnestness came easy to Sid. Somehow he found the kinds of words that always eluded Zhenya.

Zhenya couldn’t be Sid. He knew better than to try. Abruptly he said, “You want to swim?”

(A mer!Geno fic)



And then Conor Sheary/Brian Dumoulin, aka the fic where I finally write the tiny!alpha/large!omega heat sex fic of my dreams, since I never managed to write that for Jared/Gen. Dubious bonus: I fell head over heels for Brian Dumoulin while writing this, and am devastated to find that there is almost no fic about him.
one giant eggplant emoji (6658 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Brian Dumoulin/Conor Sheary
Characters: Brian Dumoulin, Conor Sheary
Additional Tags: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Mating Cycles/In Heat, Vaginal Fisting, Knotting, Insecurity, Size Difference, Sappy, Pittsburgh Penguins
Summary:

He was so tall. Conor mostly forgot that, somehow. Dumo was the first of the Wilkes-Barre guys to make it to the show, but he was still one of them, an equal - until now, as Conor surveyed the terrain and felt pretty damned unequal.

Dumo met Conor’s eyes. His cheeks were apple-red. “Please?” Dumo said, as though even now Conor might leave him hanging.



Finally, the Beauty and the Beast horror fic I wrote for Darkest Night (no gore, just creepyness):
Oh, I Couldn't Put It Down (1387 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Belle (Disney), Beast (Disney)
Additional Tags: Horror, Transformation
Summary:

The library is Belle's favorite place in the entire world.

snickfic: Meg Cas kiss closeup (Meg Cas)
Usual disclaimer of everyone's different, what works for me may not work for you, etc, but these are all things that I have found to be true over and over and over in my personal writing life.

1. The thing you want to write most, write first. If you keep waiting for the "right time" to write it, you very easily might never write it at all. (This is a very pointed comment at myself, fyi.)

2. If you're not sure what happens next, try delegating decisions to someone else. Get someone you trust to read what you have so far, and then ask them what else the story needs to happen. (The ONLY reason my Sid/Phil story is finished is because I got a friend to do this for the last ~5k or so.)

3. If you're stuck on a project and nothing you write works, you probably made a mistake earlier in the story. Go back and figure out how you wrote yourself into this corner, and cut that part out.
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Posted ON Wednesday, will wonders never cease.

Read
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. This was an ARC that someone thrust into my hands at a con last year, although it's now long since published. It's the story of how we find a giant robot hand buried in the earth, which leads to finding more giant robot parts, which leads to the question of what exactly humans dare do with a giant robot. This was low on science and speculation and high on... IDK, human interest? Which makes it sound like a Robert Charles Wilson novel, except it wasn't that good. It was told almost entirely as a series of interviews by a secretive, powerful gentleman with unclear official status, so that was fun, but by mid-book I was really hoping that we'd find out more about him and his ambiguous morality and status - he's such a central figure that I hoped the book would turn his sort-of neutrality on its head. In that, I was disappointed.

Reading
House of Leaves, by whatsisname. This book has crystallized for me for the first time that although I love weird creepy houses (in fact weird creepy architecture of all kinds), I just don't get them often because I'm completely disinterested in ghosts. Anyway, the textbook manuscript portion is fascinating and I already love it; the framing story with this idiot barhopper and his idiot bro friend is driving me crazy. (NO SPOILERS PLEASE.)

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. Reread. Because it's that time of year.
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Written for [livejournal.com profile] avengersfest! Schmoopy team gen. :D

Good Eats (2647 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Drax the Destroyer & Gamora & Groot & Peter Quill & Rocket Raccoon
Characters: Gamora (Marvel), Groot (Marvel), Drax the Destroyer, Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon
Additional Tags: Found Family, Food, Family Feels
Summary:

Everyone has a favorite food from when they were young. Gamora just doesn't remember hers.

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It's been a quiet summer, fic-wise, so this one's a little shorter than usual.

7 fics old and new for your perusal )
snickfic: text: Sign number 23 that you're obsessed with hockey: you think the proper way to spell the plural of leaf" is "leafs" (hockey)
A reminder that the hockey RPF comm on Imzy is still going, although it's quieted down somewhat after the initial burst of enthusiasm. But there's still at least one post to the comm most days, ready for discussion, and I still have invites for thems that want 'em.

TRICK OR TREAT. [community profile] trickortreatex is pretty much my favorite exchange these days - I've done it all three years. You can request/offer both fic and art if you want, and the minimum for fic is only 300 words. SUPER LOW STRESS. I usually try to write a bunch of treats, too, because like, 300 words is nothing. I can do that, right? And the tag set seems particularly delicious this year. COME PLAY. Come ask for hockey so I can treat you.

books read

Sep. 8th, 2016 10:46 am
snickfic: girl reading on bench (mood reading)
The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge. A girl and her family go to live on a desolate island off of England, and the girl determines to salvage her father's unfairly tainted scientific reputation. This didn't hit my iddy spots quite as hard or delight me quite as much as Cuckoo Song, but it was still very good. I love how complicated Hardinge's relationships are and how no one is ever as good or as bad as they seem - which is very much one of the themes in this book.

The Cloud Roads, by Martha Wells. In a land of many and varied humanoid species, a winged loner stumbles across the first one of his kind that he's met since he was a child and gets embroiled in winged politics. Someone told me this author wrote fic before she went pro and I was like "YUP, MAKES SENSE," because she knows to punch the id buttons like a fic writer. But also politics! Fighting! Romance (that made me cry on an airplane)! This is the first of a series, and I look forward to reading more.

The Winter People, by Jennifer McMahon. A story about several women a century apart and their experiences in a possibly-haunted old farmhouse in Vermont. I loved so much about this - the varied female cast, the setting, the careful peeling back of layers as we discover what happened. I wanted something spooky with a legit supernatural element, and this totally delivers.

HOWEVER. spoilers )

Dreamships, by Melissa Scott. 90s SF about AI and spaceships and stuff. I got recced this one for canon gay, but honestly I got 50 pages in and gave up because I found it such a slog. Too much tell instead of show in the narrative, and so much very dull worldbuilding exposition. It was like it was trying to be cyberpunk but didn't have the chops.
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(Yes, I know, this is ridiculously early. I'M EXCITED, OKAY. Done with tweaking as of 9/19.)

YAY, I’ve done this exchange for the last couple of years and am super excited to do it again. I hope you are also excited! I tried to include both fluffy/sexy prompts and horror prompts for each character/fandom I requested. However, they’re just ideas, so if you have something else you’d like to write or draw related to my requested characters, feel free! I've also included lists of stuff I like in general, to help inspire you.

I have fewer horror prompts than sexy/fluffy prompts, but that's just because I had a harder time thinking of prompts. Please be assured I would be delighted by horror fic or art! Below I’ve included some general types of horror I like, though, so maybe that will help inspire you.

general likes/dislikes )

Hockey RPF )

MCU )

Buffy the Vampire Slayer )

Supernatural )

Karen Memory )

Stranger Things (TV 2016) )
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I've been wanting to write Buffy/Faith a/b/o for ages. This is... not exactly what I planned to write? But I enjoyed writing it, and here it is.

as the gentle rain from heaven (1757 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Faith Lehane/Buffy Summers
Characters: Buffy Summers, Faith Lehane
Additional Tags: Watersports, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Nonnies Made Me Do It
Summary:

Every O watered the flowers at least once; it was part of the teen experience. All the movies said so. It was fine.

snickfic: black and white image of Sidney Crosby, text "Crosby" (sid)
Over a year ago, I saw a kinkmeme prompt that boiled down to "What if Phil Kessel got outed just after he was traded to the Pens?" I started a fill almost immediately, and have been adding to it off and on ever since, and also going back and revising as real life kept catching up to the events of the fic. (Jossed by reality! *shakes fist*) Finally, in a totally unexpected burst of creativity, I wrote the final third of it in the last week and a half. And here it is.

I'd like to write up some commentary for some of it - at the very least a list of sources for all the random details and references I included. But that's not going to happen right this minute, so in the meantime, have a fic.

Camouflage (13794 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Phil Kessel, Sidney Crosby & Marc-Andre Fleury
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, Marc-Andre Fleury, Amanda Kessel
Additional Tags: Outing, Homophobia, Homophobic Language, Coming Out, Pittsburgh Penguins
Summary:

Just weeks after Phil Kessel is acquired by the Penguins, Phil’s gay sex tape leaks. It’s about the worst thing Sid can imagine happening to anyone.

Books!

Aug. 11th, 2016 03:23 pm
snickfic: girl reading on bench (mood reading)
60 Essential SF reads, aka A Bunch of Books by Women, a Genderqueer (?) Person, and John Scalzi. I have no idea what John Scalzi did to place himself in such exalted company, although having read Old Man's War, I can't say it seems to have been his writing, really.

I have read 20 of the authors represented and 17 of the specific books suggested, which mostly tells me the people who wrote the list did a decent job of choosing which of an author's books people were most likely to have read, as opposed to all those lists that have something other than Pern as McCaffrey's representative book.

the list )

A few of those people/books are on my immediate to read list - I have The Cloud Roads on hold at the library as we speak - and some I've never heard of. A few authors I didn't bold because I'd only read short stories, not novels.

Overall, this list MUCH better represents my reading interests than your average "X Import Books" list, as I usually never get as high as 30% on them. Of those I've read, Tam Lin and Sunshine are all-time favorites, and The Raven Boys, The Dispossessed, and A Wrinkle in Time are all very good. (I think. I actually don't know if A Wrinkle in Time is good. L'Engle is so unique that I have trouble comparing her in any useful fashion with anyone else.)

ships meme

Aug. 9th, 2016 04:50 pm
snickfic: digital painting of Gen and Jared curled up on bed in PJs (Jared/Gen)
Meme nabbed from [personal profile] makioka in a post she made approximately five million years ago.
You know that meme that goes around sometimes where you post your five favorite kinks and then five favorite couples, and it's like a wish into the universe to see if anybody will write it for you? Let's make it a little more interactive.

Comment here if you want to play, and I will give you 3-6 couples or characters that I associate with you, and you make an entry in your journal talking about those couples/characters and fics that you wish the universe would write for you.


my ships: Gen/Jared, Faith/Buffy, Sid/Geno )
snickfic: by <user name=toreadabook site=livejournal.com> (mood horror)
[community profile] darkestnightex is a multi-fandom exchange for "dark themes," signups going on through the 12th. Info here. Glorious tagset of angst, horrors, and dirtybadwrong is here. Come sign up and request hockey with me!! I want to write so many treats.
snickfic: by <user name=toreadabook site=livejournal.com> (mood horror)
Dear Creator of the dark-theme fanwork of my dreams, I am sooooo excited about this exchange, I can't even tell you. It's ridiculous. Until I started digging into the tagset, I hadn't realized how much I've been pining for stuff that's darker, angstier, more screwed up. When fics and artwork go live, it'll be like Halloween has come early! \o/

I apologize in advance for how long this letter is. I just got really excited. Also, I ended up needing to say more about some canons than others, but I promise you, I would be equally excited about a gift related to any of them!

MCU – Guardians of the Galaxy )

Hockey RPF )

SPN )

Sleepy Hollow (TV) )
snickfic: Gamora profile (mcu)
Every so often I just have a day where I HAVE to write something. Today was one of those days. The result is... 2600 words of murdery Gamora/Nebula time loops? That is not what I planned to write for my first non-drabble fic in this fandom, but here are.

Conveniently, this also fills my overlapping Reunion/Punishment squares for trope bingo and kink bingo respectively. W00t!

stone floor, ceiling of stars (2585 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Gamora/Nebula (Marvel)
Characters: Gamora (Marvel), Nebula (Marvel), Thanos (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Torture, Time Loop, Pseudo-Incest, Hopeful Ending
Summary:

Her hand was restored, Gamora noted. She looked at Gamora with fathomless eyes. Gamora had known how to read those eyes once, to see the expression in them.

“Nebula,” Thanos said. “Kill her.”

snickfic: girl reading on bench (mood reading)
Most of these have been sitting in my bookmarks for a while, waiting for a recs theme that fit. Well, here's one: these are fics that get my VERY VERY HIGHEST recommendation. These are flat-out some of the best fics I have ever read. Or at least some of the ones I liked the most.

With No Lodestar in Sight by [archiveofourown.org profile] lindentree - True Grit, Mattie/LeBeouf, 82k.
Eighty-two thousand glorious words of plotty post-canon adventures and slow-burn romance. I cannot even tell you how much I love this fic. The author captures Mattie's voice and scalpel-like pragmaticism perfectly, and Rooster Cogburn is in it, and also did I mentioned adventures? And plot? This is everything I could have dreamed of in a post-canon shipfic, and it is so, so satisfying.

Counterfeit and Counterpart by [archiveofourown.org profile] Frea_O - MCU, Maria+Natasha friendship, 28k.
It's very rare that fic depicts friendship with as much care and nuance and with as many emotional complications as romance gets, but this fic does. This is a prickly friendship, sometimes two steps forward and one step back. And don't let the summary fool you - this is not a series of unrelated vignettes, but a story with a purpose. Maria is cranky and great, and there's a road trip at the end that's just marvelous. This whole fic is marvelous

A Beginner's Guide to Communing with the Dead by [archiveofourown.org profile] suspiciousflashlight - SPN, Dean/Castiel, 77k
This is an urban fantasy AU where Dean is a work-worn cop haunted, literally and figuratively, by the murder of one Jo Harvelle, and who accidentally summons an angel to his attic. And then keeps him there. And convinces him to help Dean solve the murder. It's the worldbuilding and the plot I love this fic for - it is possibly one of the most tightly-plotted fics I have ever read, with definitely one of the best climactic scenes I have ever seen in a fic. Or possibly in fiction.
snickfic: text: Sign number 23 that you're obsessed with hockey: you think the proper way to spell the plural of leaf" is "leafs" (hockey)
Bruins were one of the featured teams in this month's Flash Fic Exchange, and so I wrote this for Las, combining her prompts of wingfic and "the great outdoors." For some reason, the outdoors I was feeling just now was the desert.

barb, shaft, quill (2451 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Patrice Bergeron/Brad Marchand
Characters: Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand
Additional Tags: Boston Bruins, Wingfic, Desert
Summary:

Everyone knew about Brad’s obsession with the desert – deserts in general, the Sonoran in specific. Nobody knew what the hell to make of it. “You’re from fucking Halifax, man,” Torey had said one time when Brad turned up with some random fact about Gila monsters. “You should be into lobster or clams or some shit.”

snickfic: Gamora profile (mcu)
I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] avengersfest in hopes of writing some Guardians of the Galaxy or crackship femslash fic. Alas, no one else has signed up requesting either of those things (at least, not involving the femslash crackships I want). So, clearly I need people who want those things to sign up with me. :D Rules and dates are here and signups are here.

I need to reupload my Nebula icon - it is much more appropriate for the part of the MCU I'm into now.

Sense8

Jul. 9th, 2016 08:31 pm
snickfic: (anya bunnies)
Got around to watching this, at long last. COME TALK TO ME, FRIENDS.

spoilers )

rec yo self

Jul. 8th, 2016 11:04 pm
snickfic: digital painting of Gen and Jared curled up on bed in PJs (Jared/Gen)
So I accidentally ended up rereading All Clean, the fairy tale AU enema fic I wrote a couple of years ago for bingos, and gosh, it's cuter than I remembered. (Also more fem-dommy than I think I realized at the time. Oops.) It's definitely one of those niche fics with a limited audience, though, so not a lot of people ever read it. But! if you want cute het kink with eventual feelings (and also a lot of angst about farming), you should check it out.

And now, in return for that shameless self-rec I just made, you should rec to me a fic of yours you're proud and would like more people to read. I can't promise I will, depending on ship etc, but I'll at least take a look, and maybe some other folks in the comments will as well.

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