The deadline is fast approaching!

May. 27th, 2017 06:39 pm
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As a reminder, assignments and all currently assigned pinch hits are due tomorrow, May 28, at 11:59 PM EST.

Pinch hits: I had intended to send out one group of pinch hits tomorrow morning, but as there have only been a handful, and most of those are (oddly enough) for people who are double assigned, I am now inclined to just send out all of them on Monday morning. That said, I'll make a decision on that based on what comes in overnight, and edit this post accordingly when I get up tomorrow. If I do post some pinch hits tomorrow morning, it will likely be around 8 AM EST.

Bitty Bang - May Challenge

May. 27th, 2017 04:34 pm
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Fandom: Star Trek: the Original Series (Mirror Universe)
Title: In Worst Arms Shall See
Characters: Mirror!Kirk, Mirror!Spock
Word count: 2790 words
Summary: After Kirk's death at Spock's hands, Kirk gets stuck by Spock's side until Spock's last day. (note: canonical major character death)

Two pinch hits @ [community profile] soulexchange

May. 27th, 2017 12:23 am
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The deadline is June 3, but this can be extended if you need more time. Both pinch hits are requesting fanfic, which should be a minimum of 1000 words. Please comment on this post with your Ao3 username if you're able to take either pinch hit!

Pinch hit #8: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV), Eroica Yori Ai o Komete | From Eroica with Love, Life on Mars (UK)

Pinch hit #9: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies), Teen Wolf (TV)

Bitty Bang - May Challenge

May. 26th, 2017 12:40 am
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I don't think I'll get my second one done because this one took up my whole month omg.

XIII (AO3 link)
Doctor Who/The Book Club RPF (Jennifer Byrne/Marieke Hardy)
3226 words


Colder Weather

May. 25th, 2017 08:26 pm
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Well, it's definitely winter now (sighs). I've got my warm clothes on and I'm currently near a heater. One thing I do like is seeing the autumn leaves; there are a lot of trees in the CBD whose leaves are various shades of gold / bronze / red right now. It also gives me an excuse to make a pudding from scratch - I recently bought a bag of cooking apples and made an apple and blueberry (from the freezer) crumble, yum.

Mothers Day was a few weeks ago and Dad & I took Mum out to lunch at Devonport, a suburb on the North Shore that always seems a step or two in the past, in a good way. I had pasta and didn't need any more meals that day. Afterwards I went to a second-hand bookshop on the main street and bought a book on archaeology that I'm still happily reading in doses. Afterwards we drove up to Mt Victoria to look at the view. Half way up I noticed this lovely old Victorian house painted various shades of green with a notice saying it was a writers residence. How lovely (sigh). We took some photos looking back to the city and I'll include one under a cut.Clicky-click... )

Movies - I recently saw 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' which left me wishing yet again that I had my own spaceship that could play '70's rock and whatever else I felt like. I should look at my music and make my own list of 'Spaceship Music (To Play Really Loudly Going Past Something i.e. Mars).

PS: My sympathies for Manchester, what a horrible event.

Box o books cont'd

May. 22nd, 2017 10:50 pm
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Last call for cheap books, kind of an eclectic lot, Shakespeare and Beatles and random SFF anthologies. Most of these are pretty well used, cover wear, etc. Let me know your zip code and I'll calculate media rate shipping from that and book weight.

Let me know before Friday night if you want any of these, because on Saturday they're going to Good Will.

For the Shakespeare, I am including publisher/edition for those who care; most of them are perfectly readable modern editions but I feel I should note that the "new hudson" editions were printed circa 1910 and while they have the same kinds of notes I tend to expect, they are visibly old. Merrills is 1910 as well, and Arden is good gracious, 1898.

Hardcover - $2
Skywalking: the life and films of George Lucas by Dale Pollock (1983, so no current or prequels)
Aliens from Analog (anthology, contents)
Reel Future (anthology, contents)
Pendragon Chronicles (anthology, contents)
Hal Leonard Guitar Method, books 1-3 (this is actually comb bound not hardcover, but it also includes CDs, so I'm tossing it in this list for pricing.)
America, the book, from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart
I Me Mine by George Harrison
Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now by Barry Miles
Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney by Geoffrey Giuliano
McCartney: The Definitive Biography by Chris Salewicz
The Baby Train and Other Lusty Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand

Trade Paperback (or larger) - $1.50
Save the cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting you'll ever need by Blake Snyder
How to Write for Television by Madeline DiMaggio
Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love by Katherine Atwell Herbert
Science Fiction: a historical anthology (contents)
Henry the Fourth, Part I, Shakespeare, Norton
King Lear, Shakespeare, Kittredge
Hamlet, Shakespeare, St Martin's Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism
Classical Mythology by Mark Morford and Robert Lenardon
Completely MAD: A History of the Comic Book and Magazine
MAD about the Eighties: the best of the decade
MAD about the Seventies: the best of the decade
MAD about the Sixties: the best of the decade
MAD about the Movies
The Birth of the Beatles by Sam Leach
Brothel: Mustang Ranch and its Women by Alexa Albert
Dante, the Divine Comedy, Inferno, Italian, English translation by John Sinclair
Star Trek: Q's Guide to the Continuum
Cowboy Slang by Edgar R. "Frosty" Potter
All I really need to know I learned from watching Star Trek by Dave marinaccio
Quotable Star Trek by Jill Sherwin

Paperbacks - $1
Teach Yourself Film Studies by Warren Buckland
Twelfth Night, Shakespeare, signet
Othello, Shakespeare, folger
Tempest, Shakespeare, new hudson
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, folger
Anthony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare, Kittredge
As You Like It, Shakespeare, new hudson
Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare, Arden
Julius Caesar, Shakespeare, Merrill's
Macbeth, Shakespeare, folger
Midsummer night's dream, Shakespeare, folger
Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare, folger
Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare, bantam
Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare, signet
Second Shepherd's play
The Fantastic Adventures of Robin Hood (anthology, contents)
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy: Curses (anthology, contents)
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy: Ghosts (anthology, contents)
50 Short Science Fiction Tales (anthology, and with nothing so tidy as a table of contents, here's the list of reprint permissions)
UFOs: A Manual for the Millennium by Phil Cousineau
Anne Frank's Tales From the Secret Annex
Dutchman and the Slave: Two Plays by LeRoi Jones
House of Desires in a new translation by Catherine Boyle
The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays
Life is a Dream, Calderon
Beowulf, trans Burton Raffel
I Owe Russian $1200 by Bob Hope (resisting urge to make political joke here)
Strange and Amazing Facts About Star Trek by Daniel Cohen
Separated at Birth? (Meme of a bygone era, this is a collection of photographs of celebrities that look like other celebrities)

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May. 22nd, 2017 10:51 am
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I am so very, very happy with Doctor Who this season. I just want to chinhands and make soft cooing noises at it all the time.
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And that's all, folks! All author names are now revealed, but you can keep reading, enjoying, and commenting on stories in the archive.

A huge thank you to everyone who signed up, beta read, and pinch hit!

We have reopened both the Fandom 5K collection and Fandom Couch for treats and make-up assignments, and they'll stay open until signups begin next year. Please put all works longer than 5k into the Fandom 5k collection, and works that are not quite 5k into the Fandom Couch collection!

If you defaulted after the no-fault deadline of 1 April but wish to participate in the next round, you'll need to fulfill your original assignment before then. Please drop us an email at fandom5kmod AT gmail when you do. If you're not sure whether this applies to you, please send us an email.

Speaking of--yes, we do plan to run this exchange next year! We welcome your feedback on what went well and what we can improve. You can respond to this survey, leave comments on this post, or send us an email if you'd prefer.

Please note that even if there's general consensus on a suggestion, we may choose not to implement it for a variety of reasons. We will certainly take it into account, though! There are lots of ways you could choose to run an exchange like this. If you're interested in starting up a multifandom longfic exchange of your own, we'd be happy to coordinate schedules and avoid overlap.

We're particularly interested in answers to the following questions:
  1. Were the genre tags generally helpful, counterproductive, or neither?

  2. Was the writing period (about 8 weeks) a good length?

  3. We required requests to specify at least 4 fandoms with 1 character/relationship per fandom, and offers to specify at least 5 fandoms with 1 character/relationship. Would you prefer this or 3 fandoms with 2 characters/relationships for requests, 4 fandoms with 2 characters/relationships for offers?

  4. Would you be interested in offering or requesting art next year? What do you think the equivalent of 5k would be for artwork?

Pinch Hit Post

May. 20th, 2017 09:19 pm
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All pinch hits will be posted in the comments of this post.  To claim a pinch hit you can comment on here, send me a PM, or email me at halloweenmod@gmail.com.  You do need an AO3 account to claim but you don't need to be a participant.

You can also check out the Google Group for pinch hits.
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