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The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler, edited by Frank McShane (2007)

This is not really a book for everyone - you really have to love Chandler's writing, be fascinated by writing about writing, or just crazy about words, language and imagery in general.

Lucky me, I'm all three :)

I picked it up on the wrong shelf at an academic remainders shop for a dollar, the retro cover having caught my eye. Read more... )

So much to choose from...

Sep. 26th, 2017 05:29 pm
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The Yuletide tagset has gone live! It is full of shiny things, and I am going to have serious trouble narrowing down my requests.

It looks like a particularly good year for Golden Age detectives, I can spot at least three incarnations of Nicola Walker, and in the unexpected bonuses, someone has nommed Allo Allo. And Y Gwyll | Hinterland, which I was really hoping to see. (I won't request it, because I'm not sure what I would request, but I'd love to see more fic for it, or even try writing a treat again, depending.) New Tricks! So many things! *flails about in time-honoured Yuletide manner*


... now I have to write my letter at some point, don't I? Preferably not as a 10,000 word epic of my love for the fandoms...


PS. I haven't forgotten the AU meme, I'm just being really slow and have only done 2 and 2/3rds, mostly because I decided to do other impractical things with my small measure of brain, whoops.
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Title: A Day In The Life…
Fandom: Torchwood
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Nosy, Ianto, Jack, Owen, Team Torchwood.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 922
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Like every other member of the Torchwood Team, Nosy is never off duty.
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge 204: 24 Hours.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.



A Day In The Life... )

Prompt #061 - Heat

Sep. 26th, 2017 06:26 am
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This week's prompt is heat.

Your response should be exactly 100 words long. You do not have to include the prompt in your response -- it is meant as a starting place only. Please use the tag "prompt: #061 - heat" with your prompt response.

Please include all necessary content warnings for potential triggers, mature or explicit content, or spoilers.

Here is a template for posting your work, if you so desire:

Subject: Original - Title (or) Fandom - Title

Post:
Title:
Original
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If you are a member of AO3 there is a 100 Words Collection!

for days this haze i'm in

Sep. 25th, 2017 10:20 pm
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I woke up this morning with an overwhelming sense of existential dread* after a seemingly endless dream of being lost at JFK, and also feeling seriously queasy.

I called out of work and went back to bed, and spent the day reading fic. And, oh yeah, got my period for the first time since May. Coincidence? I think not.

Sigh. Time to restart the menopause clock.

*as opposed to the normal level of existential dread that I've been feeling every morning since last November, which is bad, but doesn't usually prevent me from getting out of bed most days

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Adjective noun.

Sep. 25th, 2017 08:30 pm
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Gave Electric Dreams, The Impossible Planet a try. Out of the cut: stupid episode. Under the cut: spoilers and rationale. )

Remix fic! and fic report

Sep. 25th, 2017 12:45 pm
celli: a woman's hand writing in a journal, captioned "i write, therefore i am" (hopewrite)
[personal profile] celli
Remixes are revealed! My awesome Trek AOS remix was written by [archiveofourown.org profile] LadyMerlin and mine is:

Let's See What Happens (The False Destiny Remix) (1205 words) by celli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gregor Vorbarra/Laisa Toscane Vorbarra
Characters: Gregor Vorbarra, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan, Laisa Toscane Vorbarra, Alys Vorpatril
Summary:
She didn’t know what shoes had to do with anything, but her superiors had been firm: anything was a possible lever with the Emperor, track and report it all.


Done:
* Coursera Style week 4 story (600/600)
* Coursera Setting week 1 story (308/300)

New:
* Coursera Setting week 2 story (0/500)
* PODSA bedsharing/glasses fic (76/whatever)
* PODSA election night 2008 fic (863/whatever) (DON'T @ ME)

Other:
* PODSA gift story (1069/whatever)
* basic income contest story (124/5000) (I may drop this...the Coursera classes are taking up a lot of my writing time.)
* PODSA mpreg (2062/whatever)
* Star Wars auction fic, two scenes left (704/1000+)
* AIRPF AU with [personal profile] rajkumari905 (3316/whatever)
* AIRPF auction fic (0/1000+)

boy, he drove on that ball hard

Sep. 24th, 2017 03:26 pm
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Friday night, L and I went out for dinner for her birthday to a newish place in the neighborhood, and it was so nice. Expensive, but really nice. Burrata stuffed ravioli with roasted grape tomatoes! Steak frites! Moscato! And I had this delicious Café liégeois for dessert.

Yesterday, I started watching s1 of Wynonna Earp, as recommended by some of you, and I'm enjoying it so far, though it is also making me miss the first two seasons of Supernatural, or more accurately, Dean Winchester. This show is sisters fighting demons, and while writing-wise it's about the same level as SPN (though nothing quite sticks in my head like, "We were raised like warriors, Dean!" there have been a couple of moments where something happens, and then the rest of the episode acts like it didn't happen? And I don't mean lingering plot threads for later. I mean, like, the writers forgot what just happened previously?), but it has a lot fewer dead ladies so far spoiler ), and also Waverly, who is THE BEST NO LIE. is this a spoiler? ) The special effects are kind of 90s syndication terrible, but I don't mind that much. I don't even mind the love triangle that much, because Wynonna is just going to do what she wants, instead of being torn between the two choices, both of whom are interesting int heir own ways (though I personally would choose Dolls, despite whatever secrets he's been keeping; at least you know he didn't sleep with your great-great-grandfather).

I guess I'll finish season 1 tonight, and then see if I can track down where season 2 is streaming. (as an aside, I started watching this because Killjoys - also recommended by many of you - is still not on Netflix. Why?)

Now I have a terrible headache, which is not being helped by the Giants being terrible. Sigh. At least hockey starts soon?

eta: I guess I shouldn't complain too much - the Giants have just stormed back with 3 TDs in the 4th to take the lead.

eta 2: I take it back. I was right the first time.

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