June 22nd, 2017
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June 21st, 2017
st_aurafina: Root's face, words "Inside that storm behind your eyes" (POI: Root Storm)
Title: Baby, You're My Flame
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: Teen
Words: 709
Characters/Pairings: Root/Shaw
Warnings/Content: Sick fic
Notes: For [community profile] 15kisses, Prompt: Endure. Part 3 of Fever (Part One: Getting Warmer, Part Two: What a Lovely Way to Burn)

Summary: Root is convalescing. She's just not very good at it.

Also at the Archive

Root was tired of being sick )
June 20th, 2017
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June 19th, 2017
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June 18th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] mara at 03:57pm on 18/06/2017 under ,
The Unconventional Courtship fic challenge is about a million times more fun than it should be ;) If you've never tried it, I would urge you to sign up now for a posting date in late August/September.

It's a panfandom challenge, because you're not assigned a recipient, so you don't have to worry about pleasing a specific recipient and you can pick absolutely whatever fandom you happen to be obsessed with at the moment and you can change your mind about what fandom you choose at any point :)

The gimmick is that you scroll through romance novel teasers from Harlequin or Mills & Boone until you find one that tickles your fancy. Then you replace the characters with the characters of your choice and write a story (probably AU but it doesn't have to be!) around that summary. You can, of course, change the genders of the characters if you feel like writing non-het fic.

I will repeat: This is SO MUCH FUN.

Last year I wrote Most Shy and Ladylike, an Ultraman Mebius AU, and in 2014 I wrote The Black Sheep's Inheritance, a Power Rangers Jungle Fury AU.

You can take the prompt seriously or you can be ridiculous (or you can be me and do both at the same time). You'll be surprised how easy it is to find a prompt that works for your fave ship. In fact, in my experience, the problem is choosing just one. I have an entire Word doc of prompts and pairing ideas.

Here are a few prompts that I love for various pairings (and if any of them work for you, please feel free to use them, because no two Unconventional Courtship fics is going to be the same):

Lying in Bed -Jo Leigh

To find a blackmailer, FBI agent Ryan Vail is going undercover as part of a “couple” at an intimacy retreat. But when Ryan meets his “wife” he knows he's in big trouble - this investigation looks set to be one irresistible temptation!

Emergency: Wife Lost and Found - Carol Marinelli

Marriage reunited – in A&E!

Every emergency doctor dreaded recognising someone in Casualty – even cool-headed consultant James Morrell. But he was doubly shocked when the unconscious patient he was asked to treat was instantly familiar. It was his ex-wife!

Dr Lorna McClelland hated being ill, hated being stuck in a hospital bed, but above all she hated having to rely on James. Then, as she recovered, all the wonderful things about their marriage came flooding back…

The Virgin's Proposal - Shirley Jump

HOW COULD HE TURN DOWN A BANANA IN DISTRESS?

Successful rebel Matt Webster came to make peace with his past and his family. But he'd never thought that to appear "respectable," he'd become the pretend fiancé of a banana-wearing storeowner! Yet how could he refuse spunky Katie Dole, the woman under the costume, when she kissed him so sweetly— and so thoroughly—in the spaghetti aisle of the supermarket?
Her blue-green gaze implored him to play the role of lover to show up her ex-fiancé. But remembering the kisses they shared were supposed to be pretend became more difficult, when all Matt wanted to do was to make love to the appealing Katie! Was the virgin's proposal turning into something…real?
Mood:: 'excited' excited
st_aurafina: Root's face, words "Inside that storm behind your eyes" (POI: Root Storm)
Title: What a Lovely Way to Burn
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: Teen
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Root/Shaw
Warnings/Content: Sick fic, show-level injuries, Shaw has no bedside manner
Notes: Part Two of Fever (Follows Part One, Getting Warmer)

Summary: Shaw's bedside manner is a little brusque but Root wouldn't have any other doctor.

Also at the Archive

Root wanders a New York dreamscape with leaden legs )
June 17th, 2017
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st_aurafina: Dale Cooper at the table with coffee and a donut (Twin Peaks: Dale with coffee)
posted by [personal profile] st_aurafina at 01:53pm on 17/06/2017 under , , , , , ,
So cold this morning. For values of cold in Australia, which is to say there's frost on the grass and I have my giant scarf on. I am having crappy, crappy low moods but weirdly and ferociously creative times. It is strange and I don't understand the rhythms of it at all. I feel like the world is being sucked into a black hole, and yet I cannot stop writing POI fic.

Five things about winter Saturdays in rural Australia:
- Frosty, foggy mornings that will become clear and sunny by twelve
- The footy scoreboard shining orange through the fog as the under-twelves play the 8am match
- Teenage girls in netball skirts with goosepimpled legs, poor things
- People leaving their shoes at the front door so they don't track mud through the pharmacy
- Farmers all hollow-eyed from helping calves into the world, eating hot pies for breakfast

I want to say some things about media I've been enjoying but I keep procrastinating because I don't have the time to write long and involved things. So, here are some short thinkings on things:


Five things about Wonder Woman
Not very spoilery but I wouldn't want to ruin anyone's joy )


Five things about Legion
Not too spoilery. Defs not addressing the big spoilers, anyway. )


Five things about Twin Peaks
I have seen episode five, so assume spoilers for up to there )


Five Things to Do
- Via [personal profile] leecetheartist, a zooniverse project based in Western Australia: Western Shield Camera Watch. Their description: Western Shield is a government funded conservation project that is dedicated to managing introduced predators, primarily foxes and cats, that threaten native wildlife in Western Australia.
This is a very gentle and calming kind of thing to do, I enjoy it a lot. You get to identify kangaroos and emus and all sorts of weird little hopping things. You could also identify this murderous looking bird:
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[A giant, yellow eyed bird, going at the lens of a camera with an angry beak]

- [personal profile] anandrine is talking about communities on Dreamwidth: active comms, comms you'd like to see become more active. let's talk communities

- read this Beatles zombie AU webcomic: Eleanor Rigby
(when i was very small i assumed this song was about some lady who literally kept a human face in a jar by the door and since father mckenzie buried her that meant that he also killed her and basically i thought eleanor rigby was about zombies until i was like 12 years old)

- Check out this new prompt comm, [community profile] picture_prompt_fun, write a story for a picture prompt.

- sign-up for [community profile] multifandomdrabble, and write someone 100 words. I did this last year, when it was being trialled at Imzy, and it was fun! More details here.


Five Linkspams to make your day a little better
- This woman's joyful reaction at a woman proposing to her girlfriend at a museum: No One Can Get Over This Older Lady's Reaction To A Woman Proposing To Her Girlfriend (This gave me life at a time when I was feeling very bitter at yet another friend's marriage where they did not do anything about the hateful 'Man and woman' clause of the marriage act that must be read out at a wedding in Australia. Like this: Objectors block out Marriage Act's 'union of man and woman' words at civil weddings.)

- The Grenfell Tower fire is a horrible, terrifying tragedy. I am buoyed by the stories of how people have helped, how emergency workers have been amazing. (Like Mr Rogers: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.) Today in my email, I saw this about pharmacists dealing with the logistics of people losing all their medication and prescriptions and records: Pharmacists in West London have been working to help people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

- Remember Tommy Westphall and the snowglobe phenomenon? Check in with it again here: The Tommy Westphall Universe. Apparently reboots have really kicked the database into overdrive this year. I saw a pack of Morley cigarettes on Twin Peaks, which means the Twin Peaks verse doesn't exist. No surprises there, though.

- Knitting spies!! The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool

- From some of my Person of Interest research: The 10 Best Bottles of Vodka in the World. Linked because the tasting notes are even more amazing and wanky than wine tasting notes. For example: Soft and laser-precise on the palate with a seamless balance and great length of flavor.

Now I want vodka. But it is illegal for me to drink vodka and be a health professional. So cruel.

Son of ETA: As people have asked, yes, I am legally forbidden to drink vodka only while I am at work being a health professional. After work, I may freely engage in the drinking of vodka, and indeed, many other spirits.
June 16th, 2017
sharpest_asp: Classic Star Wars title shot in black and white (Star Wars: Title)
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posted by [personal profile] likeadeuce at 07:41am on 16/06/2017
So, about where I've been. . .

I've been volunteering on a state primary election campaign for the last five months -- to the point that it's been sort of my vocation and my fandom at the same time. The election happened Tuesday, and it didn't go our way. I cried A LOT (cried an embarrassing amount in public, though it was among friends); this whole experience is one of the hardest things I've ever done but so worth it that I didn't even realize how hard it was until it was over, if that makes sense? I'm proud of how hard everyone worked, I'm proud we did things the right way until the end, and I'm proud of the voices that got heard because of our campaign.

Good news is that we're going to have a strong general election candidate, and today I bounced back enough to go to a meeting for a reproductive rights advocacy group that is going to be running volunteers and canvasses for the 'good guys' in the general election and offered my services as an experienced canvasser (I can do that now because of the last 5 months!) It's been quite a run and I'm going to miss my scrappy little insurgent campaign something fierce, but (to spout a cliche) the friends I made on the way are AMAZING and we're gonna figure out awesome things to do next.
June 15th, 2017
sharpest_asp: Ahsoka, Rebels style, face forward, Fulcrum in text (Star Wars: Ahsoka Fulcrum)
st_aurafina: Shaw's face, caption: you beat the devil's tattoo (POI: Shaw devil's tattoo)
Title: Getting Warmer
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: Teen
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Root/Shaw
Warnings/Content: Show-level injury
Notes: Written for [community profile] 100words Prompt #46: Fever

Summary: The Machine is trying to make a connection but Root is too far gone.

Also at the Archive

Shaw cradles the receiver and fishes for a pen )
June 14th, 2017
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June 13th, 2017
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