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Aug. 16th, 2017 07:05 pm
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Nottingham February 2011 2/13

Aug. 16th, 2017 07:25 pm
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More pics from their show at Trent MF Arena in Nottingham, UK, on 19 February 2011.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )

[ SECRET POST #3877 ]

Aug. 15th, 2017 07:02 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3877 ⌋

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Nottingham February 2011 1/13

Aug. 15th, 2017 08:19 pm
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The first pics from their show at Trent MF Arena in Nottingham, UK, on 19 February 2011.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )

Okay, I yield

Aug. 15th, 2017 09:48 am
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I have fallen under the Indie Slush Pile, and I can't get up.

Rec me!

What I am looking for:

1) Not tradpub (Edit: This one and #4 are the only non-negotiable ones, see my reasons in comments; #2 can extend to SF or any similar genre, but I don't read many mysteries or much contemporary)
2) Fantasy - sword and sorcery or some other action sub-genre preferred over politics
3) Prefer a female main character
4) Competent writing, for the love of all the gods

I am honestly starting to think it's not possible to have a well-developed independently published story. Please show me I'm wrong.

[ SECRET POST #3876 ]

Aug. 14th, 2017 07:23 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3876 ⌋

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And then of course

Aug. 14th, 2017 06:33 pm
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There are the books where chapter 1 feels like the DM is setting up the campaign world for you. *sigh*

Is the current trend in YA really the "I am incompetent at everything and also clueless about my surroundings" character? Or is this just people trying to ape Harry Potter without going the necessary step of putting their MC in a world they genuinely have no way of knowing anything about?
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And therefore, I am always annoyed when I pick up an indie book that looks good, has an interesting premise, and then turns out to be shallow, half-developed, and powered entirely by the idiot ball.

This applies to YA just as much as books allegedly aimed at adults. Thus was I really fucking disappointed in A Quest of Heroes (Amazon link), which I am pretty sure I picked up because it was a) free and b) the title seems like a perfectly good phrase for a group of adventurers, amirite? A quest of heroes, a murder of crows, a pack of wolves...

Sadly, the book was not nearly so clever as that, and the worldbuilding was tissue thin. And I don't want to say the main character is dumb as a box of hammers, but his awareness of the world around him extends for about six inches. This might be accurate for a fourteen year old, but it makes for a damn boring MC.

Most importantly, the ways the book is bad are very much self-absorbed Mary Sue-fic bad. Not because the MC is practically perfect in every way, but because the world shapes itself around him. You can tell the villains because they Instahate Our Hero Thor (don't name your hero Thor, people, unless your hero is Thor). The designated Good People equally Instalove him. He is deeply confused why he is hated! And why he is liked! In fact, Thor spends a great deal of the book clueless, conveniently has magic powers as the plot demands (but the Mysterious Magic Man won't explain jack shit, he just shows up to make Mysterious Pronouncements), receives the gift of a magic falcon maybe-familiar from the King roughly five minutes after showing up at the capitol, finds a probably-magic white leopard on a hunt, etc etc.
In which I complain at length. )
In short, Thor doesn't earn things so much as he bumbles his way into being in the right place at the right time, meeting the right people, and then managing to blow it all through sheer lack of sense. The people who oppose him oppose him for no good reason. The Evil Gay Trope offends me less than the sheer lack of sense or intelligence demonstrated by LITERALLY EVERYONE. Declaring your book YA - and I question that, given the whole "getting Thor drunk and buying him a whore" part - doesn't absolve you from basic logic and sensible character development.

The book ended on a cliffhanger, but frankly, I choose to believe the end of book 1 is the end of Thor's story. I'm certainly not going to pay money for the rest.
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She's not scared, though.

Everyone's fine except Poison, and Ray tells her he's had worse.

So there's really nothing to be scared about, and she's not.

She's seven now, probably, or close enough that she's too old to be scared of stupid stuff like that. Definitely too old to be scared of the dark. Ray doesn't say anything when she creeps into his room that night, though - just scoots over on the mattress and tucks his hair behind him so it's not taking up the whole pillow.

When Poison finally wakes up the next afternoon, wrecked and pale, the first thing he says is: "Shitfucking cocksucker."

The second thing, after Kobra tells him what happened, is: "We gotta teach the kid how to drive."


- [archiveofourown.org profile] zrt's measured out in miles

Dortmund November 2010 5/5

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:29 pm
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The last pics from their show at FZV in Dortmund, Germany, on 5 November 2010.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )

Torchwood: Fanfic: Chameleon

Aug. 14th, 2017 04:29 pm
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Title: Chameleon
Fandom: Torchwood
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted 
Characters: Jack, Ianto, Ianto’s TARDIS.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1078
Spoilers: Some for CoE. Set in my Through Time And Space ‘Verse.
Summary: Jack considers the difference having a TARDIS with a working chameleon circuit makes.
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge # 200: Disguise.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.


Chameleon... )

[ SECRET POST #3975 ]

Aug. 13th, 2017 03:45 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3875 ⌋

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the incredible jessica james

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:26 pm
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So there's a movie on Netflix called "The Incredible Jessica James." It's a wonderful movie about an artist, a playwright, who's trying to figure out what being a playwright means. She's a self-confident female role model with a great queer friend and humorously meaningful interactions with a guy she accidentally starts dating (example: they decide to follow each other's exes on instagram so that they can each unfollow their own without worrying about missing something - they promise to tell each other if anything happens that they should know about, but otherwise, they no longer have to look at a constant reminder of the person they're not with).

The most memorable part of the movie for me was when Jessica finally meets her playwright idol, Sarah Jones, at a writing camp she takes her students to. And she gets a chance to ask Sarah something she's clearly been thinking about for a long time. (The following is paraphrased.)

Jessica: "How did you know when you'd made it?"
Sarah: "When they send me the memo, I'll let you know."
Jessica: "But you won a Tony!"
Sarah: "Yeah, that and $2.50 will get me on the Metro."
Jessica: "So you're saying that even if I win the most prestigious award there is, I'm still going to question what I'm doing."
Sarah: "Look. You like theater?"
Jessica: "I love theater. It's everything."
Sarah: "And you're doing theater, right?"
Jessica: "...Yeah."
Sarah: "There's really not more to it than that."

--"The Incredible Jessica James"

Dortmund November 2010 4/5

Aug. 13th, 2017 07:42 pm
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More pics from their show at FZV in Dortmund, Germany, on 5 November 2010.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )
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