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Self-Cest Comment Fic Meme
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So, the response to the meme has been rather overwhelming. I couldn't be happier: there are some prompts in there that I'm absolutely dying to read. I'm also not entirely sure how word of is spreading: there are people promoting it on tumblr (thanks!), I posted a promo at crossoverfic and at a couple specific fandom communities; but I've never met half the commenters (which is awesome, nice to meet you all!), and what's more, I've never heard of some of these fandoms before!

Which is fantastic, but I do have one worry. It's great to see such diverse prompts, but it's a Comment-Fic Meme and those aren't nearly as fun as they should be if there aren't fills to go with the prompts. I've been doing my part, but my f-list is obviously dominated by people from my fandoms and this has become a truly multi-fandom meme.

So while I don't want to stop the prompts (not for another week or two at the least), if you're an author in any of the following fandoms, consider dropping in and seeing if you can make a fill (and feel free to leave your own prompt while you're there). Anonymous commenting is ON and IP logging is OFF for now; so if you're feeling a little shy about filling or prompting a kinky situation, feel free to do so anonymously.

Bear in mind, these are only the fandoms with existing prompts (and if I classified a fandom incorrectly, my apologies, I had to wiki more than a few of these and make my best guess).

At least forty four different fandoms )
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Many thanks to [personal profile] thecookiemomma  for this lovely banner

This is a multi-fandom comment-fic meme based on the following exchange:

Callowyn: to me, there is no such thing as a crack pairing.
Morag: Would you ship Arthur from Inception with Tom from 500 Days of Summer?
Callowyn: dude, I invented a verse solely for reasons of misha kissing misha. I WOULD SHIP ANYONE WITH THEMSELVES. AND YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THAT.
Morag: Challenge accepted.

And there’s so much to work with! How many times have characters canonically met their past selves, or alternate reality versions of themselves, or an evil doppelganger, or even run across the actors that play them? How many crossovers have you read where someone meets their look-alike from another universe? Think of the classic Buffy episode The Replacements, in which Riley Finn says of two Xanders: "Doesn't it make everyone wanna lock them in separate rooms and do experiments on them?"

Fuck that shit, let's see what happens when they're locked in a room together! Maybe they'll have sex? Awesome. We all love imagining pretty faces making out with each other. Now it’s time to imagine pretty faces making out with themselves!
We can all pretend that this meme had nothing to do with Mirror!Spock‚Äôs goatee, but we would be lying. )

LOL

Feb. 8th, 2012 03:24 pm
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If you haven't been watching, the spontaneous transformation of E! Online's TV's Top Couples poll comment section into a Doctor Superlock RP session is one of the greatest and most beautiful things ever.  My favorite moment?  When Jim Moriarty started flirting with Lucifer.

Today

Feb. 2nd, 2012 03:45 pm
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This is a fair summation of my achievements and plans for today. 



Groundhog Day is so much less exciting when you're in Texas.



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You came to power on the same wave that gave us Web 2.0, the one built on user-provided content.  As it turns out, people were a lot more interested in each other than we were in pretty much anything else (okay, except for porn).  One of the reasons many of us were comfortable sharing content was because it was not necessarily linked to our meatspace identity.  We could be different people on different sites (there are things said on this site that would not be said on sites linked with my meatspace identity -- in turn, information on my meatspace life here tends to be descriptive but not specific).

Has there been a single instance since the inception of Web 2.0 that users have reacted positively to post hoc information sharing without explicit consent?  Or has there been massive outrage until users were permitted to limit data sharing in accordance with individual comfort level?  IT HAPPENS EVERY FUCKING TIME.

And yet you don't seem to learn.  So here we go again.

Google, you provide some wonderful services; I've had a gmail account since the first round of invites.  Last time I checked I have... eight separate log ins.  But I'm gonna have to limit my use of them now.  Announcing a sweeping privacy reform while not permitting users to choose which of your services they want to use?  Does not count as asking for our permission.  (Completely abandoning google just isn't convenient at this time, especially given the dearth of alternatives without equally troublesome privacy issues of their own)

I won't miss google+ (although given that it's been several hours since I deleted the google+ accounts, those profiles really ought to be gone by now).  No more browsing while logged in.  No more personalized news.  I now have to delete your cookie EVERY DAMN DAY.  Basically, chrome is now my google docs viewer and nothing more. And no more logging in to gmail unless I need to search for a conversation-- thunderbird is go.   I'll log in to gchat using the less reliable gchat widget, and I'll be annoyed about it.  But you really haven't given me much choice, have you? 

Moral of the story: Take an inch: watch me pull back a mile.
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Stage directions are over-rated (also, I need to write some porn for the next scene in the next actual story in this 'verse, which means I need my porn writing security blanket, aka [personal profile] callowyn , to settle in for the semester and make me write the phone sex.) Anyway: more Superception pic-spam/pretty things to distract you from exposition dumping.

Warning: While being a PG-13 story, this ficlet contain references to dub-con Samifer goings on.

Sam and I need to have a word. )

moragmacpherson: The beatings will continue until <strike>morale improves</strike> the two of you have sex (beatings)
Okay, I admit it: the temptation to pic-spam Dean in his '40s get up is too strong to resist. So I tacked some dialogue from one of the up-coming "Not Such As I Was" stories onto them to justify myself (and that way I get to pic-spam Hotel-Level Arthur and Eames too!). Also, [livejournal.com profile] tabaqui was asking about Arthur and Dean's relationship after the last story — this is about as well as the two of them will ever get along.

I feel like I'm a goddamn Ken doll... )

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From [personal profile] edenfalling 

Pick up the nearest book to you. Turn to page 45. The first full sentence describes your sex life in 2012.

Shit.  The nearest book I have is by Dan Savage.  All things considered, it could be worse.  From The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family:

"They must know people are coming here for summer vacation," Terry said, "and they figure they'll gouge you on drink mix."

Drunken sex after overpriced drinks?  That sounds nothing like me at all.  =D  Of course, when it comes to real life, I am an enormous Dan/Terry shipper, and Terry can make me quadruple margaritas any time he likes.

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The series/'verse previously known as my Sam/Arthur, Arthur/Eames Supernatural-Inception Fusion of Doom™ actually has a name, "Not Such as I Was."  Now that it has more than a couple of stories in it, it's earned a masterpost!  So, from now on, links will be collected here.  Furthermore, if anyone else is interested in contributing to the 'verse, you can private message me and I will send you a link to the original timeline that birthed this beast.

Updated:  01 December 2012

Not Such As I Was Stories )


moragmacpherson: The beatings will continue until <strike>morale improves</strike> the two of you have sex (beatings)
Title: Discreet and Discrete Lives
Author: [personal profile] moragmacpherson
Betas: [personal profile] callowyn and [personal profile] kalliel
Fandoms: Inception-Supernatural fusion AU
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Sam/Arthur,
Timeline: Set during "Dream a Little Dream" (3.10) for Supernatural, pre-movie for Inception.
Series: Not Such As I Was
Contents include: Language, graphic sexual situations
Summary: Sam never expected both of his lives to catch up with him at once.

January, 2008 )

moragmacpherson: (TARDIS)
Thing the First: Catching up on Leverage and there was Hardison in a waistcoat. I thought my waistcoat-thing was just due to Arthur, but no, it's its own thing.


Thing the Second:
I'm actually trying real, no-holds-barred self-editing on a story, which I haven't done in ages because my betas spoil the crap out of me. I swear that most of what I'm doing is deleting over-dramatic lines, eliminating parts that at one point fit where I thought the story was going but didn't in the finished product, and stream-lining dialogue. Despite this, the word count has gone up by almost a thousand words from where it started. Seriously, WTF?

Six word stories! )
moragmacpherson: The beatings will continue until <strike>morale improves</strike> the two of you have sex (beatings)

Title: Who Knows What Might be Lurking
Author: [personal profile] moragmacpherson
Beta: [personal profile] callowyn
Fandoms: Inception-Supernatural fusion AU
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Sam/Arthur, Mal/Dom & Arthur/Eames
Timeline: Part of the Not Such As I Was 'verse and kind of all over it in time, between 2003 and 2012.
Series: Not Such As I Was
Contents include: Language, mentions of canon character death
Notes: Title from the Prologue to Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim. Arthur POV.
Summary: Mal survives in different memories in different ways.

Read more... )
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Dear Congress:

Thanks to the bizarrely tireless efforts of  Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and a majority of the House Judiciary, you're going to vote on SOPA once you're back in session. While you enjoy your recess, your constituency would really appreciate it if you took a little time to reread Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution and meditate on its meaning and intent.  I'll save you the bother of looking it up:

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
 
This clause addresses both patents and copyright. And yet, the duration and powers of these protections for inventors and scientists vs. authors and other media creators has become vastly different.  SOPA will only exacerbate that gap.

Read more... )

HALP!

Dec. 22nd, 2011 03:53 pm
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I just need the aggregate list of my loans.



I’m looking at my official birth certificate and my SSN card RIGHT NOW.
I have no idea what to do with it. HALP?

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You guys are all the reasons why I'd preferred LJ for so long.

Does anyone have a script for replacing the urls on internally linked multi-chaptered stories? (PLEASE SAY YOU DO!)
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[Error: unknown template qotd]What used to be my preferred social networking and blogging site went through with Release 88 despite thousands of comments expressing extreme displeasure and legitimate concerns with the proposed changes. Even worse, the only response I've gotten from their staff are canned replies to my feedback letters. Now I have to redirect all of my internal links to the Dreamwidth equivalents and that's going to be a huge pain in my ass. But it's still better than Release 88 and the LJ staffs' responses to their customers.
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I was in the middle of a comm discussion when the code push finally went through.  I started poking around and got VERY unhappy.  My first fit of towering rage was directed at the Feedback account:


Subject: So, you don't actually care about your users concerns with Release 88.  )


Then, because the official LJ publications in english have had sweet fanny adams to say about the thousands of complaints they've received in the last week, I wandered over to [livejournal.com profile] igrick's page and pressed google translate and hoped for the best.

Lies, damned lies, and statistics )


Well, you guys know how well I take to being blatantly lied to, so here's my comment there.  Please direct replies over there or to whenever there's a news post.  Oh, also, for those that want DW invitation codes, I'll hand them out in that thread, just to rub it in their faces a little harder.

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And [personal profile] callowyn 's been telling me to do it forever, so I got a tumblr this weekend (and I signed up for something fandomish with an sn that's NOT a variation on Morag MacPherson.  Just to fuck with you). I suddenly have four brand new sub-folders in
my "itcamefromtubes" pictures folder.)

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This is a comment I just put up on [info]igrick's updated post, but it has wider applications, so I'm dumping it here too. 

A note to users of RP, Meme and other communities, where subject line is crucial for operation: for the moment we are developing only standard commenting representation, well know in LiveJournal as S1 styles, but we will keep subject lines, both in terms of form and representation, in advanced — S2 — styles, and provide an ability to keep it forever for certain communities, as well as, by request, will develop an extra functionality for such communities thru OpensSocial applications going public next year.

No. Nyet. Nein. La. Lo. Bu. Non. I've run out of languages in which to tell you that "this is a bad idea." Your lovely, elegant, bandwidth-gobbling new design retains the vertical space-hogging Icon dividers between comments, so you're not conserving space for body text. All you're doing by eliminating subject lines is removing functionality. If subject headings REALLY bother you, make the option to turn them OFF, not on.

In fact-- ATTENTION ALL WEB DESIGNERS:

Rule One (1): When it comes to privacy options, users want to default "opt out". This is because users like to control who has access to their personal information. Not abiding by this rule will get you investigated by the FTC and you may be forced to pay millions of dollars in fines, like Facebook! ([info]igrick: please remember this rule whenever you decide to implement whatever "OpenSocial applications" are. They sound like a terrible idea already.)

Rule Two (2): When it comes to functionality options, especially pre-existing functions, users want to default "opt in". This is because users hate change. Not abiding by this rule is why no one uses delicious.com anymore, and why NetFlix is about to go under!

Oh--and Rule Three (3): every time you add a functionless animation or a needless transparency to your site/program design, you kill a baby panda (and further alienate users who have bandwidth limits or aging hardware).

/don't be a panda killer

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