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([personal profile] grav_ity Jul. 19th, 2017 09:17 pm)
(still sick. v. annoyed about it.)

ANYWAY, so Moxie is a book about a girl whose mother used to be a rebel of sorts, until her dad died, and she moved back to her hometown to raise her baby daughter. Now Vivian, 16, keeps her mother's keepsakes to help her through bad days...and there are quite a few bad days, because her high school is something of a disaster.

MOXIE, in this case, is the name of anonymous zine that Viv starts to draw attention to the sexist boys and teachers at the school. It's mostly low-key protesting until someone anonymously submits a poster that says the captain of the football team tried to rape her at a party, and the principal (the captain's dad) covered it up.

This book was really good. It's kind of like a manual, but not boring. It teaches girls how to be smart and brave. It levels up constantly. And, somehow, it's even aware of its own whiteness. All without being precious or preachy. It's just really, really good. I highly recommend it.
ETA: Logged out and gone to sleep. Good night, all!

I'm going to be trying to figure out what city I should be setting my urban fantasy in. (Or at least, what it should be an analogue to, geography-wise.)

I'll be on Discord for a couple of hours, if anyone wants to join me:

https://discord.gg/w9PK3Yg

(This time I'll remember to edit the post to say when I log off Discord!)
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([personal profile] havocthecat Jul. 17th, 2017 10:59 am)
The best part of the Doctor Who casting announcement is that it opens up EVEN MORE amazing possibilities for horrifyingly beautiful St. Trinian's crossovers.

"Oh, Beverly!" called Miss Fritton from her office, leaning over and waving one hand. Beverly could see one her out of the corner of one eye.

"Yeah, miss!"

"What's that little knobbly thingummy you're pointing at the door?"

"It's a sonic screwdriver, miss!"

"What's it for?"

"Nothing, miss!" There was Dalek invasion and the First Years were busy lobbing explosives from the tower while Beverly - the Doctor, really, but she'd been undercover for years and thought of herself as Beverly still - remodulated the alarm system to broadcast a frequency that would short-circuit their disruptor beams. The Daleks, not the First Years.

Though Beverly privately thought the First Years infinitely more dangerous to let loose upon the human race than the Daleks, but she did have standards after all, and centuries of enmity with the Daleks to uphold.

"So what you're saying," said Miss Fritton, appearing in her doorway with an empty bottle of vodka in one hand, "is that we're out of vodka and you forgot to stock up, is that it?"

"Get the gin, miss," said Beverly, holding back a sigh.
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([personal profile] timetobegin posting in [community profile] fandom_icons Jul. 16th, 2017 07:54 pm)
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The thing I like about this is Lifehacker article is that it explains the various problems with gluten that people have, and also it lies heavily on the "don't be a jerk if you think someone is a 'faker' with their gluten sensitivity" principle. Which. DON'T BE A JERK ABOUT PEOPLE'S FOOD ISSUES. Whether you think they're faking it or not isn't really the important thing.

Also it's just a really good article that's in the Celiac 101/Gluten 101 vein.

Here's the Deal with Gluten
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([personal profile] ebsolutely posting in [community profile] fandom_icons Jul. 14th, 2017 06:28 pm)
(50) Xena: Warrior Princess
→ Callisto

Previews;


OVER HERE at [community profile] megascopes


(35) Roswell
→ Maria DeLuca

Previews;


OVER HERE at [community profile] megascopes
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(45) Firefly & Serenity
→ Inara Serra, Mal/Inara

Previews;


OVER HERE at [community profile] megascopes
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([personal profile] ebsolutely posting in [community profile] fandom_icons Jul. 14th, 2017 05:02 pm)
(120) Legend of the Seeker
→ Kahlan Amnell



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([personal profile] sallymn posting in [community profile] fandom_icons Jul. 14th, 2017 07:59 pm)

Two posts, one on a 'thinking' theme and mixed fannish and general, the other a small group of fannish ones done for challenges...
Fandoms are {deep breath} Arthur of the Britons, Blakes 7, Dr Who, Jeeves and Wooster, Magnificent 7, Merlin, Primeval, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, The Sentinel and White Collar, plus one each for The Avengers, Chalet School, Man from Uncle and Muppet Show, a few classic film ones, and some general.

01. 02. 03.

The posts are here and here...

(Could the additional tags be added?)


Glow is getting less attention than Wonder Woman, but this article is reminding me a lot of the articles about the Amazons working in the background of Wonder Woman - or what would have happened if they'd hired non-athletes and trained them to be athletes for Wonder Woman.

'Glow' Star Betty Gilpin: What It's Like to Have Pea-Sized Confidence With Watermelon-Sized Boobs

Anyone seen it? What do you think? Alison Brie is in it, and I loved her in Community.
Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning

The pattern is free (and color-coded for each section, which is awfully nice), so even if you don't make it, you should either save it to your Ravelry library (if you have one) or download it for future planning purposes JUST IN CASE. It's pretty simple, and should you be looking to learn short rows, this is a good one for that.

It was also translated into French, should you be a native French speaker or wish to practice your French or French-based knitting skills. (I don't believe Ravelry pattern writers turn down translations of their patterns, should you wish to donate your time to spreading the fandom love, but if you are interested, the comments section on the pattern post is here, and my experience on Ravelry's comments has been generally pleasant.)
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([personal profile] grav_ity Jul. 11th, 2017 10:13 pm)
So last year, White's AND I DARKEN, about the early life of a girl-Vlad the Impaler (called Lada Dracul) was WITHOUT CONTEST my favourite read of the year. It's was amazing on, like, every level.

Now I Rise is probably better.

I'm not JUST saying that because my favourite character gets more screen time, or because Kiersten wrote out the entirety of the siege of Constantinople and I LOVE ME A SIEGE, or because Lada was EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE THIS TIME, but obviously the fact that this book was essentially written for me specifically played a large part in why I loved it so much.

IT'S JUST SO GOOD.

I highly, highly, highly recommend both books, and I am super anxious about the third one (but in the good way...not the annoyingly manipulative cliff-hangery kind of way).
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([personal profile] havocthecat Jul. 11th, 2017 12:44 pm)
Bubbling along nicely. It dried out a bit the first night because I forgot to latch the lid (whoops), but did not turn green like batch #1 did, so I am not worried about botulism this time around.

I should have started with the King Arthur's Flour sourdough starter recipe all along. Also used distilled water. Our water gets a distinct algae scent in the summer.
Thanks to fun times (no, not really fun) childhood details being revealed in the comments.

In case you were looking for it and you no longer have access, message me.
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([personal profile] lilly_the_kid posting in [community profile] fandom_fanvids Jul. 7th, 2017 05:54 pm)
Title: Cut Your Teeth
Music: Cut Your Teeth by Kyla La Grange
Fandom: The X-Files
Characters/Pairing: Mulder, Krycek, Scully; Mulder/Krycek, Mulder & Scully
Summary: you cut your teeth on the lack of answers
Warnings: some violence

streaming + download here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3

Okay, I mostly rail against redundant adverbs, which you may not find redundant. But. Sometimes adverbs are very useful. I, for one, would never presume to tell Shirley Jackson to cut an adverb.

Shirley Jackson’s Sublime First Paragraph in ‘Hill House,’ Annotated
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