My Yuletide story was the completely obvious Restrike, a Mildred Ames - Anna to the Infinite Power story (Rowan/Anna).  It was a delight to be asked to write, in essence, idfic because [personal profile] hesychasm’s requests tracked my preferences so exactly.


A debut and two sequels: Hawkins, Brennan, Pratchett and Baxter )
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Sep. 8th, 2013 11:53 pm)
So, I haven't been trying to post every day for astolat's challenge, even though I would like to. I post almost every weekday at my pro blog, and it's the start of school, so I've felt a little overwhelmed. But it's a good idea. I'll see what I can do.
Courtney Crumrin! )

Terry Pratchett/Stephen Baxter; Cherie Priest )
I’m promoting Dropbox again for easy, automatically updating cloud storage. If you use this link to sign up,  I get extra space too, but I’d recommend it anyway; I use it to back up my entire computer, which has made moving between computers ten times easier than it used to be.

Here’s the wikipedia entry for a somewhat timely Asimov story, Franchise.  I was surprised at how many of the Asimov stories from that period I still remembered.  Someday gave me chills as a kid.  (In other tech/politics news, I am also obsessively reading stories about the failure of Romney's Orca.  Successful computer programs are made of people!)

Genderbending fantasy, book magic, Terry Pratchett does many worlds )
My Yuletide story was a character piece, Michaela Dupont from Anna to the Infinite Power.

Fannish things I have recently loved:

Sarah Walker vid, Creator, by [livejournal.com profile] talitha78.

[livejournal.com profile] linabean’s poem taken from snippets from [livejournal.com profile] sgastoryfinders.


the one where
McKay
is turned into a puppy!!!
It ends up
with John and Rodney together

I'm almost sure
I didn't imagine it.
I know it's out there

I'm looking for a story
Please?

John is very politely (with guns) asking
I am looking for a fic

See also [livejournal.com profile] trinity_clare’s riff on William Carlos Williams in the comments:
I have read
the stories
that were in
the comm

and which
you were probably
saving
as bookmarks

Forgive me
they were del.icio.us
so slashy
and so hot

And then there’s the additional material, not McShep, which is funny but also seems to me to serve as a critique of the pairing-centeredness of so much fandom, especially when it’s two white guys at the center.

Jayne Leitch, Dearly Divided: SPN/Dexter, Dean & Deb. I don’t know Dexter, but the SPN plot—oh, Dean. (Also, oh, Sam.)

short reviews: Pratchett, King, After School Nightmare, Eternal Sabbath )
rivkat: Wonder Woman reading comic (wonder woman reading comic)
( May. 22nd, 2008 06:41 am)
My super-expensive glasses, which I bought specifically because they were touted as extra strong, just snapped in half while I was cleaning the lenses. Grr!

Quick Iron Man rec: The City of Los Angeles v. Iron Man

Reviews: YA Pratchett, Vande Velde, Snicket )
rivkat: Wonder Woman reading comic (wonder woman reading comic)
( Oct. 20th, 2007 05:13 pm)
Really interesting article on how playing violent video games can be good for women’s spatial skills – and thus how what looks biological may be cultural. http://www.economist.com/science/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=9762790

Discworld, vampires, Witch World, British Fairy )
rivkat: Rivkid shakes tiny fist (shakes tiny fist)
( Oct. 8th, 2005 08:54 pm)
I couldn't resist getting Z. to make this icon, now that I have 100 to play with. Nip/Tuck snippetage is in progress; I'm still thinking about how to pull off the XF and SV prompts.

fiction: Marshall, Novik, Pratchett, Thomas, Butler, Jones )
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (sam the eagle honestly)
( Oct. 8th, 2004 09:36 am)
How I love the Style Invitational. A recent contest was to update lines from literature with product placement. As is often the case, I found the first runner up much funnier than the winner: "And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the amazing Ginsu knife to slay his son, and the angel of the Lord called out, 'But wait, there's more!'"

Not done with the new Laurell Hamilton, Incubus Dreams (shut up, you know you want to), but I had to write now and say: minor spoilers; also the new Terry Pratchett )
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (pay attention clark)
( Aug. 3rd, 2004 11:54 am)
Someone gave me 12 months of LJ! Thanks, someone! Can I do something nice for you? SV porn, perhaps? (It's occurred to me that this may have happened a while ago, and the notification might be part of the apparent release of long-delayed comments also happening now, in which case I'm really sorry I didn't know before.)

I learned one very important thing from my most recent story: When in doubt, break furniture. Mostly my feedback is varied and singles out different parts of a story, but this time every single person who said anything specific liked the impromptu office redecoration.

Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen Dedman, Christopher Golden, Mildred Ames, Jeff Long, Jonathan Kellerman, Harlan Coben, Terry Pratchett, Sharon Shinn, Linda Nagata, Orson Scott Card, Diana Wynne Jones, Christopher Rice )
I'm back! Actually, I'm now in Virginia – eek! – mostly settled in, which means that clothes are in dressers and books are on shelves, though paper and random bits of hardware remain strewn around lavishly. Also, we don't have a sofa for the living room, which means that the two end tables look kind of funny bracketing a sofa-shaped space. But I am hopeful that I'll soon have an ID card for my new job, and we've ordered a dishwasher and a microwave, which will improve matters considerably for me, since my "participation" in the kitchen is pretty much limited to washing dishes and reheating food. Z. has, after a number of difficulties imposed by uneven power and cable service, set up the entertainment center in the basement, which is now my space, so I can play (what I call) music or watch (crappy) television without bothering him.

It's cicada season here. I remember the cicadas from 17 years ago, when they last descended en masse, but they were a lot more fun when I was a kid and more into squishy things. One flew into my mouth yesterday. Not far, admittedly, but I did a great "Ack! Thhptt!" in response. In which I am Puritan and repressed )

In which I review some nonfiction )
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