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21 December 2011 @ 11:20 pm
I HAVE MET [profile] tigertale7

IT WAS AWESOME :D

PICS TO FOLLOW

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26 October 2011 @ 12:00 am
Maybe some of you might be interested in this blog post about my experiences as a bi girl that I wrote today? Mostly about discrimination and whether or not as a bi person "passing" for straight I have the right to be offended by stuff and such. idk I thought some of you might find it interesting.

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19 October 2011 @ 09:19 pm
It's about body image and such, and idk but some of you are maybe interested in that sort of thing so you might like to read it? Just thought I'd drop a link over here for anyone who's interested.

How are y'all doing, flist? Anything exciting going on in your lives?

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11 January 2011 @ 07:52 am


It's an instrumental piece by a friend of mine. If you like it, I'd really appreciate if you could share the link around. I'm pretty excited about this new album he's working on, so I'd really love it if people could spread the word.

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27 November 2010 @ 08:46 am
Tell me what you really, truly think of me. It can be good, bad, serious or silly, I don't care - just as long as it's honest.

Anon commenting is on, and IP logging is off. Knock yourselves out.

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16 November 2010 @ 08:46 pm
Title: Letters
Author: Jay (jaythenerdkid/bewarethespork)
Fandom: Garth Nix - Old Kingdom trilogy
Characters/pairings: Nick/Lirael
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: The entire trilogy, I suppose.
Prompt: From [personal profile] mercredigirl: Garth Nix's Abhorsen: The Creature in the Case, Nick/Lirael, love and the Wall.
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Author's Notes/Summary: Letters between Lirael, Daughter of the Clayr, and Nicholas Sayre.

I've never tried writing a fic in this style before, but the idea came into my head and just wouldn't leave. I hope you like it.

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15 November 2010 @ 11:26 am
Title: Afternoons
Author: Jay (jaythenerdkid/bewarethespork)
Fandom: Frasier
Characters/pairings: Martin Crane, Frasier Crane, mentions of other characters
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None, really.
Prompt: From [personal profile] copracat: Frasier, an afternoon with Martin Crane
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Author's Notes/Summary: He guesses that's how old men spend their afternoons - remembering all the other afternoons that came before. A series of afternoons with Martin Crane.

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When Martin was a boy...Collapse )

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04 November 2010 @ 06:19 pm
Hello, flist!

I am finally doing that thing where I check my flist regularly and read the posts and stuff. Now all I need to do is accidentally get involved in a flamewar, and it'll be like I was never gone!

(Please note: I do not actually want to get involved in a flamewar. Given my current mental and emotional state, I would probably write one really scathing post, and then see my name mentioned on an anon meme or something and burst into tears.)

Related: came up on failmeme recently, was saddened to realise that people apparently still hate me, not only for the one mistake I did make, but for a whole lot of others that I didn't. Made one non-anon post clarifying things, but doubt that anyone cares. Haters gonna hate and all that.

Do you know what really, really hurts? I don't bear Liz any ill will at all, nor any of her friends who chose to defriend me, and she doesn't seem like the sort of person who would be secretly telling her friends to anonymously insult me or something. And yet, apparently there are a whole lot of people who are friends with her who think that it's okay to run some sort of anonymous vendetta against me in her name. And I'm sure she knows, because she usually knows when her name comes up on memes, but she isn't saying a word to stop them. That hurts, because if I saw my friends bashing someone in my name, I'd ask them to stop, even if it was someone I disliked.

For the record - if you hang out on one of the anon memes and you see Liz's name mentioned in conjunction with mine, please do not say nasty things about her, especially not for my sake. I just don't need that sort of nastiness in my life, you know? Liz was a pretty good friend to me while we were still friends, and our parting of ways was a mutual agreement. As much as I'm saddened by some of the things that have happened since then, I still don't bear her any ill will or malice. I became friends with her in the first place because I liked and respected her, and for the most part, I still do. Whenever people "defend" me by saying bad things about Liz, it doesn't just reflect badly on me as a person - it sends the message that I somehow condone people doing that, which I don't.

So please, don't do it, okay? And if you're friends with Liz and this topic ever comes up, please let her know how I feel about this, because I don't want her thinking that I have some massive grudge against her or something when I don't.

Well, I've just gone and derailed this post into a discussion of something I didn't mean to talk about, so maybe it's a good idea to just wrap it up. I'm going to go and use an entire box of tissues in an effort to clear my blocked nose, or something. Peace out, flist.

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04 November 2010 @ 12:06 pm


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03 November 2010 @ 12:11 am
Title: Seeing Things
Author: Jay (jaythenerdkid/bewarethespork)
Fandom: Discworld
Characters/pairings: Esmeralda Margaret Note Spelling, King Verence of Lancre, Queen Magrat of Lancre, Granny Weatherwax
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: All the Discworld Witch books up to Carpe Jugulum (I think)
Prompt: From [personal profile] gehayi: Discworld, Queen Magrat's daughter (Esmeralda Margaret Note Spelling). I'd like to know what Em is like. Is she a witch? Is she anything like Magrat or Verence, or is she completely different? How does she get on with her mother? With the other witches? Has she ever had any adventures? If so, what?
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Author's Notes/Summary: Em has a question, but nobody seems to be able to help her answer it.

The moment I read the prompt, this idea hit me and just wouldn't let go. I hope it satisfies.

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The question first comes to her when she is five.Collapse )

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25 October 2010 @ 05:04 pm
I want to sign up for Yuletide this year, but I haven't written anything in a while, so I'm thinking it might be good to practice a little. So here's my request to you, my darling flist: in the comments, give me a prompt, and I'll write you a ficlet. The prompt can be anything you like - a scenario, a pairing, a word or phrase, a song lyric, whatever you like. You can be as detailed or as vague as you want.

There's one catch: because this is Yuletide practice, I don't want prompts for large fandoms. That means no Doctor Who, no Merlin, no Harry Potter and no Chaser. I love writing for all those fandoms, but I'm not going to be getting any of them for Yuletide. So, in true Yuletide spirit, here's a list of fandoms I'll write for:
  • Discworld (City Watch, Witches, Wizards, Moist von Lipwig, Death and Susan)

  • David Eddings (Belgariad/Malloreon, Elenium/Tamuli)

  • Tamora Pierce (Tortall books)

  • Garth Nix (Abhorsen Trilogy, Keys to the Kingdom series)

  • Frasier

  • How I Met Your Mother

  • Good Omens

  • Castle

  • Halo (yes, seriously)

Any and all requests for these fandoms are welcome - and if you can think of another obscure fandom that I enjoy but haven't listed, please feel free to ask and I may be able to fill your prompt anyway. I'll write any characters and any pairing (yes, even characters and pairings I dislike), but I can't promise any level of explicitness, nor can I promise a minimum length of anything more than 100 words. (Yes, I know, Yuletide has a 1000 word minimum - but Yuletide also assigns me only one recipient!)

So, have at it! I promise to respond to all prompts eventually (though actual time taken to respond will depend on RL commitments, such as the huge list of chores I'm supposed to be doing right now and the Halo Reach daily challenges I still haven't completed). Thanks in advance! :)

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I'm disabling comments at LJ until something is done about the FB/Twitter crosspost issue. If it isn't sorted, I'll be making this permanent.

If you want a DW account, I've got some spare invite codes. If you'd rather comment using OpenID, you can log in to DW using OpenID instead. And remember, I did up a big post on how to customise your DW OpenID to make it easier and more fun to use that you might find useful.

In other random news, here's a cool feature I didn't know about - you know how I write all my tags as "[category]: [specifics]"? Well, check out how DW parses that - it actually uses the bit before the colon as a heading, then lists the related tags underneath. How neat! I don't know if it's specific to the layout I'm using or what, but I think it is very cool.

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One of the things I've been thinking about a lot lately is what constitutes a "feminist choice".

What constitutes a feminist choice?Collapse )

Feminism should not be about telling women that in order to be worthy of the cause, they must aspire toward some lofty, ill-defined goal. You do not need to pursue a career in order to be a feminist. You do not have to embrace a particular sexual philosophy, nor do you have to choose to present yourself to the world in a particular way. I truly believe that all you need to do in order to be a feminist is to make the choices that make you happy, and encourage other women to do the same, even if that means fighting for their right to make choices you disagree with sometimes. It doesn't have to be about extremes. It should be about women feeling like they have the same rights to choose their paths freely that men do. That's all. No more, no less. That's true equality, and I think that's an ideal worth striving for.

For a long time, I've rejected being called a feminist, because I don't like many of the things the term entails. But perhaps that's time to change. Perhaps it's time for those of us who embrace the ideals of so-called third wave feminism to stand up and say, yes, I believe in equality for women no matter what they choose, and if I can help reclaim the label of "feminist" from people who want to use it to decide for themselves what women should and should not be allowed to choose, then that's what I'll do.

It doesn't have to be about telling women how to be acceptable. Let's make it about finally giving women real freedom to choose instead.

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So, I found this post via metafandom, and it sort of got me thinking.

This whole social justice thing. I guess it's generally good that we're talking about these things, right? I mean, five years ago, you couldn't find anyone in fandom who was willing to sit down and have a real discussion with you about a lot of things that we all consider fair game for discussion today. And that's a good thing, I guess. I mean, the more people are talking about how we can make fandom more fair and accessible for people, the better.

Except, except...tl;dr thinky-thoughts under the cutCollapse )

I think that there really is a place in fandom as a whole for discussions about social justice and acceptability, and I think that we should be encouraging those discussions. I'm just not sure that the right way to go about that involves telling people from the outset that their experiences and opinions will be counted as invalid unless they fit a preset ideal of "acceptable" behaviour designed to belittle and exclude as many potential participants as possible, so that the only people having the discussions at all are the ones who've already convinced themselves that their opinions are the only right ones.

There's a way forward, and a way towards a more open and accepting fandom. This isn't it.

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09 August 2010 @ 09:10 pm
Dear Tony Abbott:

Cut for very strong language.Collapse )

Yours very sincerely,

A long-time Liberal voter.

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05 August 2010 @ 10:38 am
I think it might be time for a friends cut. If we don't talk much, if you never update, or if you never comment on my posts, you've probably just been cut. Nothing personal - it's just that, given the recent drama with flock breaks and stuff, I'd rather confine my flist to people I know and interact with regularly.

If you're a lurker who'd like to stay friends or whatever, just comment and let me know, and I'll add you back.

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Let's clear the air here, shall we?

Things I am:
  • A political conservative

  • A believer in private education and healthcare as part of a mixed private/public system, where people with the means to do so can invest in private education and healthcare to free up places in the public systems for people who can't afford to do so

  • A strong supporter of a free-market capitalist economic system (within reasonable limits, and regulated by independent, non-government bodies)

  • A Liberal Party voter, and not ashamed of it


Things I am not:
  • Anti-feminist, racist, homophobic or transphobic

  • Opposed to abortion, same-sex marriage or immigration

  • A believer in no-sex-before-marriage, or a non-believer in contraception

  • An evil fascist


I'm pretty open about voting Liberal, and I really don't care who knows about it. But if you or anyone you know is planning on using my politics to, say, talk about me anonymously on a meme, at least do me the courtesy of not ascribing me views that I do not hold.

Want to know what I do believe in? Read this list, and then we'll talk.

I'm not ashamed of being a conservative - but I do wish people would stop conflating that with a whole lot of -isms and pretending that the two are mutually inclusive.

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03 July 2010 @ 03:35 pm
Okay, this picspam is entirely for my benefit because I miss Andy lots and so for some reason making a picspam of him seems like an excellent idea. You can skip this if you want.

Anyway! I was looking through my Skype screenshots, and I realised that most of them are of Andy making silly faces. Now, as you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of silly faces. Silly faces are excellent. They are fun and ridiculous and make me smile. On Facebook, I have an entire album called Sillyface! and it is all full of me and my friends making silly faces. It is great. So this picspam shall be entitled The Many (Silly) Faces of Andy, and shall mostly be pictures of Andy making silly faces. Obviously.

Sillyface!Collapse )

I have many moar SILLYFACE photos of Andy, but if I show them all to you, you may die of a SILLYFACE overdose and that would be quite tragic. So I shall finish my picspam of great silliness here instead. *nod*

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30 June 2010 @ 08:35 am
In my defence, this wasn't really my fault - not really. I read Nos' excellent babyfic, and this sort of grew in my head as a result. It's set in the same 'verse, in between The Fine Tradition of Fatherhood and On The Proper Education Of Time Lords.

Daaaaaaaaaarkfic ahead!Collapse )

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I have written so much inappropriate comment!fic lately, you guys. Here's my latest offering: a quick bit of River/Amy smut written for ms_prue.

Note: I have never written a non-het sex scene before, so this was a bit of a first for me.

River Song Has No-Strings-Attached Sex With Everyone And It Is Fantastic
By Jay

With a title like that, wouldn't you just love to read the rest of the fic?Collapse )

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26 June 2010 @ 02:06 am
This started as River/Eleven - a present for omfgitsjo, who won it off me a couple of posts back. But then things happened, and there was a thing with the thing where they did the you-know with the whatsit, and then...

Basically, I just wrote River/Eleven/Amy. Fear my muses, guys. I certainly do.

This is also very, very meta. It started as vaguely serious shipfic, but it sort of turned into a...parody sort of thing, except not? I hope that it is still enjoyable for all its failings.

Dedicated to omfgitsjo, of course, for giving me the original prompt, and to nostalgia_lj for asking me to include a certain line (don't worry, you'll be able to recognise it).

Fic under the cut!Collapse )

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What do you think? Should I give this a title and a proper header and post it where other people can read it? :P

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18 June 2010 @ 04:14 am
[personal profile] sashataakheru: Ask and ye shall receive. XD (Though really, this was nostalgia_lj's fault originally, and then her and [personal profile] darthcorrie encouraged me to continue it. Sasha just wanted to see what I was talking about. XD)

THIS IS CRACKY CRACKY CRACK. It is not like what I usually write. I don't think it's very good, either. But you can judge for yourselves, I guess.

In which Amy and River get drunk and talk about having sex with the DoctorCollapse )

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OH GOD I CAN'T BELIEVE I JUST WROTE THAT. D:

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Title: Cautionary Tales for Incautious Children
Author: Jay (bewarethespork)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond
Rating: G
Warnings: Meta, stuff 'sploding, more meta
Spoilers: None, really, unless you don't know who Eleven and Amy are.
Disclaimer: These are not the copyright holders you were looking for. "[x] is something that happens to other people" is a more-or-less direct quote from Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and therefore belongs to them and not at all to me.
Author's Notes/Summary: You shouldn't believe everything your parents tell you, you know, especially when there are happy endings involved. A guide to fairytales (and how to interpret them) for the clever and discerning child or child-at-heart.

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It starts as all good tales begin, with 'Once upon a time'...Collapse )

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06/06/2010: edited for public posting.

Title: Like Worlds Collapsing
Author: Jay (bewarethespork)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings (in order of appearance): Eleven/Amy
Rating: R
Spoilers: S05E01-S05E05
Warnings: Dubcon
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Author’s Notes/Summary: There are advantages to giving in.

It was so easy to resist...Collapse )
 
 
 
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Title: Men at sometime are the masters of their fate
Author: Jay (bewarethespork)
Fandom: Merlin
Characters/Pairings (in order of appearance): Uther, the Dragon, Merlin, Morgana, Gaius, Arthur; cameos from Mordred and Anhora. Can be read as Merlin/Arthur pre-slash if you squint.
Rating: PG, because I always feel strange rating things G.
Spoilers: Assume all of S1, but explicit mentions of episodes 1, 8, 11 and 13.
Warnings: Non-graphic character death.
Disclaimer: These are not the copyright holders you are looking for.
Author’s Notes/Summary: This is the story of a world where destiny tried to fulfil itself and nearly succeeded. But more importantly, it is the story of how people survived, even though a destiny they could not see tried to pull them apart.

First, I watched the show. Then, I tore through a whole lot of fanfic. Then, last night, as I was about to go to sleep, this idea came to me and I decided I had to at least try to write it. This was the result. Thank you to the wonderful persiflage_1 and sashataakheru for beta-ing - you are both amazing. The title is from Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene II, and was suggested to me by persiflage_1, who is not only a brilliant beta, but a walking Shakespeare compendium!




Once upon a time...Collapse )

(Crossposted to merlin_tv and merlinfic.)