tielan: (PacRim - Mako2)
Friday, February 17th, 2017 05:59 pm
Porn Battle Amnesty is hosting another Prompt Stack - all the smutty prompts you can give them, and then a week of writing!

Pairings I will attempt to write if someone else submits them:
MCU: Maria/Steve, Maria/Bucky, Bucky/Maria/Steve, Maria/T'Challa, Jane/Thor, Clint/Natasha, Sam/Bucky
PacRim: Mako/Raleigh, Kaori/Duc
SGA: John/Teyla
SG1: Sam/Jack
Merlin: Gwen/Arthur, maaaaaybe Merlin/Morgana
NCIS: Tony/Ziva
Firefly: Mal/Inara, Wash/Zoe
Rogue One: Jyn/Cassian,
The Force Awakens: Finn/Rey

...and probably others that I haven't listed.

I know I don't have many het readers or writers looking at this, but those of you who do, please consider submitting prompts? I always run through the same ones, and finding people who think differently to me is always a bonus.
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Friday, February 17th, 2017 05:13 pm
"It’s not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it’s about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism."
― Mary Robinette Kowal


Yonic: resembling of vulva/labia/vagina

Yonic, from from sanskrit word Yoni


In answer to a guy sarcastically saying 'So I can never talk to a woman again?' when someone reprimands them for sexist thinking: "If you automatically think that you are more qualified to speak about a topic than a woman, then yeah, you should probably keep your trap shut when women start speaking."
tielan: (24 - Renee2)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 10:33 am
[community profile] fic_promptly is always taking prompts and I think there's a daily/weekly component?

For people who try to keep their writing up, this might be a comm to check out?

And there's a friendship fest going on - list groups of characters to have fic written about their friendship!

[Multifandom friendship fest]
tielan: (PacRim - Mako)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 10:19 am
Just one gift for me, as usual. In the last couple of years, I've come to accept that treats are things that happen to other people.

My gift is Rogue One with Chirrut/Baze:
title: Shell Game
summary: Desperate times prompt desperate actions.
characters: Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbus
rating: G
warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
tags: Established Relationship, Rebellion
Since the author hasn't included a lot of detail, I would add that the story is a neat little mystery/heist interlude, set just before the movie, and that I really enjoyed the 'role reversal' with Chirrut being the one to 'rescue' Baze rather than the other way around as happens in the movie. Plus, they're cute.


I wrote five fics for Chocolate Box, treats, assignments, pinch-hits. If you can work out which ones, you get a ficlet of your choice.

First one to work out which fics are mine gets a ficlet written for any character/pairing. (You only need to guess one, but then that one is off the table.)

Hint: none of the fics I wrote are anything you wouldn't expect from me, including pairings, characters, and tropes.
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Sunday, February 12th, 2017 09:17 pm
This is probably a good time to stop combing through the prompts for Chocolate Box, right?

I mean, I wrote one assignment, one PH, and treat, and I have five possible prompts that I think I can fill in ~500 words...

Whether I can fill them before the challenge ends? Another matter entirely.

And I was going to write something for the [community profile] halfamoon challenge which I just realised I am severely behind in posting the DW/LJ prompts... :/
tielan: (Default)
Friday, February 10th, 2017 02:05 pm
I am wondering if, when the oral surgeon sewed me up, he inadvertently pulled a piece of flesh in to connect with another piece of flesh that doesn't usually connect to.

That would explain the headaches (muscle tension in the jaw), the feeling of constant tightness like there's swelling there, and the way that my upper right mouth now feels...

Certainly my mouth in that area has less space than it used to. Which midday of the medical professionals tell me is usual and bound to happen, but...

I may have to speak with the oral surgeon again, see if he can do anything to detach the side of my cheek from the gum a little...
tielan: (love)
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 08:27 am
When we were in Year 6, my school did a musical - Noah and his fabulous floating ark, obviously about the Biblical flood.

I can still sing the songs. (I have a pretty good memory for songs.)
Forty days at sea! How the timbers shudder!
God has promised me He will be our rudder -
But I hope he won't hear when I wish that I were dead!
With the rain steady drumming on the roof above my head...
The raindrops drumming overhead!


So, after a couple of ridiculously hot days (40C) we're back in rainy summer territory where the temp doesn't drop below 22C and it's grey and nearly constantly rainy. Of course, we're headed for another scorcher on the weekend.

(Honestly, there is definitely something going on with the climate - and yes, this is anecdata, but all the scientific data is backing us up on this; our temperatures are getting more extreme, and the icy parts of the planet are getting smaller. Is it fixable at this point? Sadly, the truth is probably not. Too much money, too much greed, too much "God has made us to trample this world beneath our feet" and not enough "God made us to be caretakers of the world which He owns, and that means not burning the damn thing to the ground!" But I digress.)

A friend has a racing carnival going on, inland, NSW plains, and the temperature is due to hit 44C. It's a baked land, and it's definitely going to be baking. (If they have solar panels and solar batteries out there, they're going to be set for, oh, at least through to midwinter. And, frankly, if they don't have solar panels and solar batteries out there...I got nothing. Seriously.)

My garden, however, seems to be doing quite well:

garden photos )
tielan: (Default)
Monday, February 6th, 2017 05:42 pm
So I did watch the Superbowl and as introductions to sports go, it was definitely an interesting one to watch.

thoughts on sports, and a little stark sobriety )

Otherwise, today is easily 38C and in a house without a/c I have zero focus, which is proving fatal for my [community profile] chocolateboxcomm. I'm melting! What a world...

activist things )


I took one of those 'political personality' tests for Australian politics and am apparently an activist egalitarian and a progressive cosmopolitan, with a squidge of ambitious saver which I probably could have told you if I'd had the language for it. :)

activist egalitarian and progressive cosmpolitan )

Does that mean I should avoid talking about tax to myself? :)

Details of the various types are here (Sydney Morning Herald)


I suspect I'm about to fall behind in the [community profile] halfamoon prompts...
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Friday, February 3rd, 2017 11:30 pm
I'm intrigued by this. As yet, I haven't needed this, but I think there might be some followers who would find some value in an app/project like this?

the quiet place project

So far as I can tell, it's an app that helps you work through your anxiety and fears, by giving you an outlet to put it all forward anonymously, and giving you something back for it.

The one down side that I can tell is that you have to log in with an email address, so there does exist a way to trace it back to you. I'm not sure if the data is collected under your login, either, or what their privacy/security practises are - as noted, I haven't needed this, I just spotted it and was intrigued/excited by the possibilities for my friends who may struggle with the world and their interactions with it. *hugs*
tielan: (SGA - Teyla 2)
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 09:44 am
I'm going to do that meme thing in march, where you answer questions.

Fannish, personal, crafty, home... Anything you'd like to know about me.

Pick a date and a topic. If I find any question inappropriate, I'll let you know to ask something else!

You can also go for a question of any of the tumblr memes - that includes prompts for one of our mutual pairings (or a character, if it's a non-relationship prompt).


And today is for madly Chocolate Boxing.

I've gotten my [community profile] hetswap and [community profile] worldbuildingex assignments, and they're both pretty doable - at least on paper. (Everything's doable on paper.)
tielan: (SGA - teyla)
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 10:08 pm

So is the prompt challenge 2017

Welcome to the Halfamoon Challenge - fourteen days focusing on the female characters in fandom.

This includes both cisgender female characters and transgender female characters (who identify as female in their canon). All fandoms, all characters - both the female characters everyone loves, and the female characters only you do!

Come and post your fic, your gifsets, your art, your recs!

Make friends, encourage others, reblog, and participate!

[tumblr.com profile] halfamoon-challenge post is here
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 10:08 am
Mostly it's just trying to make sure that everything is cleared off my HD, including passwords and apps and suchlike, and saying goodbye to people.

I came in at 8am this morning, I plan to be gone after lunch. Must talk to the woman doing my exit interview to check if we can get it done before lunch.

(The woman doing my exit interview is my previous line manager, before they shuffled everything around earlier this year and then I got to get told of my redundancy over the phone through a manager who'd never met me in person. Clusterfuck, much?

And that's not even counting that to tell me that a redundancy might be on my horizon (they hadn't actually made me redundant at the time), they arranged an appointment for 10am Monday morning and told me HR, my line manager, and his line manager would be there, and that I could bring a support person. They arranged this appointment at 10am Friday morning, leaving me 72 hours - including the weekend - to stew.

They're fucking lucky that I don't have anxiety, or I'd have been a mess by Monday. As it was, I contemplated the worst case scenarios, then stressed a little here and there over the weekend, but didn't let it bother me.

So, in conclusion: clusterfuck.)

I'm not sorry to leave the company; it used to be a good little company to work for, before it got bought out by a big Australian tech conglomerate, and then that got bought out by a big US tech-and-business conglomerate, and...wouldn't you know it, this is the company that gave me my first redundancy when they bought out the little company that I worked for from age 18 to age 24! Colour me surprised.

Anyway, mostly, I am scrubbing things from my laptop, and working out how to not only clear but erase my browser history in the shortest time possible. Oh, and must delete my Dropbox connection.

moment of greatest tech hilarity in this morass: Being told by the system that my password is about to expire - YESTERDAY.

One day to go and they want me to change my password? AHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, no, I didn't bother, and I seem to be okay and in the system right now, so...

I will be sorry to leave the people - there are some really good people here. It's a good place to work. Ah well, my job being what it is, I'm sure I'll encounter them in the future here, there, and everywhere...
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Monday, January 30th, 2017 01:14 pm
1. learning I have to wear the mouth splint for another 6 weeks or so while my mouth joint works out which way to fall
2. leaving work and working out how to clear my iPhone and computer
3. realising that I am WAY BEHIND on making graphics and gifsets for [community profile] halfamoon
4. feeling dejected at the knowledge that entirely too many people will be too busy in RL, or uninvolved in this segment of fandom to participate in [community profile] halfamoon
5. waiting for the Mike Pence boot to drop when Orange Cheetoh falls over
6. trying to work out how to do local activism in my own area, and wondering if my church has something in those areas
7. being pleased that my Rogue One fics are doing very well
8. remembering that I didn't water the pumpkin this morning and hoping the baby pumpkin survives the heatwave
tielan: (Default)
Monday, January 30th, 2017 10:10 am
Well, that fic seems to have hit the sweet spot...
tielan: (quilting)
Sunday, January 29th, 2017 09:38 pm
Quilt tops mostly:

meadow, friendship supernova )


I hadn't really named the 3rd quilt until now, but given that his family is into Star Wars and the quilt has a lot of dark squares, I think that 'Darksabre' might be a good name for it. :)
tielan: Yoda, deal with it (SW - Yoda deal)
Saturday, January 28th, 2017 09:05 am
title: wade into the water, learn to live again
summary: Nothing about the coolly focused captain of Rebellion Intelligence prepared Jyn Erso for Cassian Andor.
characters: Jyn, Cassian, cameos from Bodhi, Baze, and Chirrut, as well as Wes Jansen.
relationships: Cassian/Jyn
rating: PG-13

It looks like [community profile] rogueonekink is owning my soul right now.

(It doesn't help that Maria has been stalling for a month and more. Yes, Maria, you have issues, I know you don't like laying them out, but the audience needs to know why you have such a freakout about intimate relationships so they can watch you learn to deal with it.)

Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year to those who celebrate! We have a lunch at my mother's and I have to hurry and finish the binding on a quilt that's going to a young cousin (my cousin's son) - a belated Christmas present...
tielan: (HP - not strong)
Friday, January 27th, 2017 03:12 pm
"Don't Panic" over at [personal profile] rosefox

How to keep the fires burning without burning out.

Coping mechanisms for sanity. I know, it's getting worse, like watching stone slabs fall like dominoes.


Why You Should Read Romance


American 'Christianity' Has Failed
If Christians refuse to help and actually use their political advocacy and opinions to further hurt refugees, immigrants, women, foreigners, minorities, the poor, the oppressed, the persecuted, the sick, the LGBTQ community — and aren’t abiding by the golden rule of loving their neighbors as themselves, then who exactly are Christians supposedly loving?

Also: How Do Christians Today Deny or Trample On Christ?

It's good to find more Christians speaking up - doubtless these ones were always speaking up and I only just found them. But yeah.


A Christian Feminist and not fitting in with either group.

I feel this, very strongly. I get it levelled at me a lot more because I'm a single woman, but I know there's at least one woman in my church who feels the tension between the two - she was a minister at her previous church, before she came to the one we attend now, which is Anglican and doesn't allow women to be ordained. I suspect there are quite a few married women in my church who would understand the blending of uplift and shame in both groups.