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Another belated announcement of fic posted elsewhere...

The Pillow Box: Collected Slave-verse Tumblr Fics
(17200 words):

Chapter 5: Comfort (3502 words)

Not written to any specific prompts, just a hurt/comfort followup to #4. Happy 100th Birthday, Bucky!

Chapters: 5/?
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), and Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes & Tony Stark
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Tony Stark, Jarvis (Iron Man movies), Stark Robots (Marvel), Sam Wilson (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Slavery, Alternate Universe - Dystopia, Master/Slave, Hurt/Comfort, Kneeling, Cuddling & Snuggling, Rewards, Bananas, Robots, Weight Issues, Food Issues, Bathing/Washing, POV Outsider, Eating Disorders, Vomiting
Series: Part 3 of All These Burning Hearts in Hell

Collected ficlets from the All These Burning Hearts in Hell 'verse, starring Tony and Threetoo with Threetoo's pillow nest in a supporting role. Prompts for each ficlet in the chapter's summary.

Training Montage Part Two

Mar. 29th, 2017 04:48 pm
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My ultimate goal of being "successful" on Tumblr would be to edit a fanzine. I think it would also be cool to be able to organize small online events like a reverse big bang or a kiriban contest. I have all the resources necessary to do these things, but I don't have the social capital – or the personal confidence.

A viable halfway goal might be to host an informal meet-up at Otakon this summer. Because just sitting around and talking would be awkward, there would need to be some sort of activity. What I'm thinking is something along the lines of "let's draw our favorite Zelda characters from memory," which would be exactly what it sounds like: I would get to the convention center early, stake out a relatively isolated corner, and sit down underneath a poster announcing what I was doing. I would bring a lot of clipboards, stock paper, and art supplies with me, and I would use a scanner app on everyone's drawings, which I would then post to Tumblr. Since this would take place on the grounds of a large convention, it wouldn't matter if my announcement posts on Tumblr didn't get any attention, as most people who dropped by would be randos anyway.

I think it might also be useful to join some sort of drawing group. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but several of the comic book stores in Philadelphia used to routinely host artist meet-ups like "drink and draw" nights. I was always too shy to show up to anything like that; but, judging from the anthologies that would occasionally be published by various groups that formed around such spaces, not everyone who attended was a professional artist with a polished style – far from it. Now that the weather is getting nicer, I think it might be worth trying to find a group in DC, and I get the feeling that Fantom Comics in Dupont Circle is probably the strongest lead.

Thrill Seekers

Mar. 29th, 2017 03:39 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/MistMarauder/pseuds/MistMarauder" rel="author">MistMarauder</a>


Faraday didn’t wake up that morning expecting to shoot his own husband. Funny how some things worked out.

Words: 8423, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English


Mar. 29th, 2017 04:21 pm
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Since we're at the last post for the month, it's time for list revision. You are free to look over your list and remove anything that you've realized isn't working for you. There is nothing wrong with keeping all your bunnies, of course, but it is also okay to let go.

This is also a weekly check-in! You do not have to check in, of course, but if you would like to comment on the last week, feel free!

If you have a deadline coming up, you can do it! If you need a deadline, feel free to ask!

The Argument

Mar. 29th, 2017 02:34 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/Tarlaith/pseuds/Cahaya" rel="author">Cahaya (Tarlaith)</a>


“But it's so big!”


“I'm gonna choke!”

Words: 476, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

turlough: Quatre & Trowa & Heero & Duo & Wufei with space colony interior in the background ((gw) gundam boys)
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Fandom: Gundam Wing
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Heero, Duo, Trowa, Quatre, Wufei, Howard, Trieze, Une, Noin, Zechs, Relena
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: unknown

Why this piece is awesome: I remember first first seeing these in 2003 when I was new to Gundam Wing. I loved them back then and found them just as charming when I recently stumbled upon them again. They're so cute and fun. I just want to cuddle them. My favourites are probably Howard, Noin, and the Quatre & Trowa pair, but all of them are just as adorable.

Link: The 'Infamous' Plushies by Dogmatix (scroll down almost to the bottom)

Dinner plans, April 11th and 12th

Mar. 28th, 2017 09:10 pm
azurelunatic: A metal sculpture of a walking duck with a duckling on its back, in front of the University Place Library (duck)
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So, which of my various SEA-TAC area friends might be available for dinner the evenings of Tuesday, April 11th, and/or Wednesday, April 12th?

Contact me via private means if you wish; my gmail address is pretty easy to guess from my username, and I have been known to use Dreamwidth private messages as well.

*prepares the ritual*

Mar. 29th, 2017 12:59 am
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Time for 6-star Lasswell tomorrow night -- and I don't care how much people are bitching ~~~
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Fannish/Geeky Things

There's a trailer for the upcoming Ancient Magus' Bride anime! [YouTube, ~1 minute]

If you ever want the bat wing necklace Claudia wears on Warehouse 13, this is where you get it. [Via Allison Scagliotti's Instagram.]

"Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman to Host ‘The Handmade Project’ Weekly Series at NBC".

Via The Rec Center:

--"Full-body reading: Literary criticism taught me to scrub my feelings out of my reading, but a medieval mystic showed me how to put them back in".

--"Mary Sue: From self-inserts to imagines, how young women write themselves into the narrative". [Elizabeth Minkel]

Social Justice

"The List of Books Men Must Read Before Messaging Me About Feminism".

I may have linked this one before, but what the hell: "Men Just Don’t Trust Women. And This Is A Problem".

"A Conversation About Disability Rights in Education".

At The Establishment:

--"The Problem With Judging Other People’s Food Choices". [Sarah Kurchak]

--"‘It’s Because You’re Fat’ — And Other Lies My Doctors Told Me".

Cute Stuff

"You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Heard Baby Sloths Having a Conversation".

"Watch: Corgi racing is more amazing than you would ever have imagined".


"The Folly of 'Purity Politics': A new book argues for the value of owning up to your imperfections".

A Twitter thread from [twitter.com profile] Delafina777, starting with "Okay, so, some thoughts about how multiple women in meetings can help each other be heard". (And from within that thread, we have "Donald Trump-inspired app counts how often men interrupt women" [Mashable] and "5 Nice Things You Do Daily (That Secretly Ruin the World)". [Cracked, 2014])

"Cat Anxiety: How to Recognize & Treat It".

"Tattoo Artist Who Lost His Arm Gets World’s First Tattoo Machine Prosthesis".

"Cats Are Actually Nice, Scientists Find".

Mallory Ortberg, formerly of The Toast, just started a TinyLetter newsletter. The first letter is called "'I felt like Salieri, or a dog watching TV: furious and hostile and confused': Bellowing about trees with Sondheim", in which she spectacularly fails to bond with Into the Woods. I adore Into the Woods, but not bonding with it is fair, I suppose (no, no, it's fair), and Mallory Ortberg is hilarious. "By the end I no longer hated anyone, not even myself; I desired only to be reconciled with all of humanity. I could not imagine leaving the theater, nor in letting any of the actors leave the stage. They were all my children, which meant they were also my beans, and beans are wishes, and dreams don’t exist."

Warm Me Up Inside

Mar. 28th, 2017 08:23 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/Hazel_Athena/pseuds/Hazel_Athena" rel="author">Hazel_Athena</a>


Faraday rolls his eyes heavenward and wonders if this is what Sam feels like whenever one of his wayward minions gets into something he'd rather they didn't. If it is, he understands why the man is starting to get frown lines.

Words: 2560, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Training Montage Part One

Mar. 28th, 2017 07:51 pm
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There is a small cadre of fans within the Zelda fandom – let's call them "Ganondorf fans" – who track certain tags I use and generally like or reblog everything that shows up there. Some of them follow me, and some of them don't, but most of them don't acknowledge anything I do.

For me, "success" would mean that these people begin to like and reblog my posts.

Basically, I want to be validated and supported by my community.

I'm not good enough yet, though. If I ever want to be accepted, I need to work much harder.

The reality of the situation is that I will probably never be good enough, but I am going to obnoxiously keep trying anyway.

This Week in Fandom, Volume 45

Mar. 28th, 2017 03:53 pm
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This Week in Fandom: Furries, female Time Lords, a new vidding zine, and fandom 101 for media creators: https://goo.gl/4QiuJw

Yes, I Still Get Rejections

Mar. 28th, 2017 05:12 pm
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A while back, I posted something on Facebook about a rejection I’d received on a project. I was a bit taken aback when several people offered to “have a talk” with the editor. Others questioned the editor’s mental health for rejecting a Jim Hines story. It was flattering, in a way — I love that I have fans who are so enthusiastic about reading new stuff from me — but I think it might also reflect a basic misunderstanding.

Rejections are part of the job. They don’t suddenly stop when you become more successful. They’re less frequent, yes. Much less frequent, and my own mental well being is unspeakably grateful for that. But with the possible exception of folks like Rowling and King, we all risk rejection when we write.

Over the past year, I wrote a short story for an anthology that got cancelled. Another editor said they were interested, so I sent the story their way. They read it, said some nice things, and rejected the story. And they were right to do so.

I’ll be honest, I would have loved to sell a story to this particular editor and venue, but the story I had written didn’t match the tone and style of the venue. I appreciate them taking a chance on reading the story, but they have every right to turn it down. It’s their job to turn it down. Because it wasn’t the right story for them.

I have another project my agent has been shopping around. We’ve gotten some very nice rejections, generally saying things like it’s not quite right for that particular line, or it’s close but this or that or the other didn’t work for them.

In a slightly older example, I had a friend reject me because the story I’d written utterly missed what they were looking for in the guidelines.

Does it still sting? Sure. Twenty-two years into this, I still hate getting rejections. But I’m not unrealistic enough to think every word I write is made of gold and perfectly-suited to all editors and publishers in the world, bar none. Sometimes I’m able to sell the rejected work elsewhere, to an editor/venue that’s a better fit. Sometimes I’m not.

That’s how the business works. Even after 12 books and 50+ short stories in print. Not because the editors are misguided or wrong or blind to my brilliance, but because they’re doing their jobs.

As someone who’s currently on both sides of the desk (co-editing Invisible 3 with Mary Anne Mohanraj as well as continuing to write my own stuff), let’s keep in mind that being a good editor is hard, just like being a good writer.

As for those rejections? I recommend three things.

  1. Get the story back out there.
  2. Keep working on the next one.
  3. Eat ice cream as necessary.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.


Mar. 28th, 2017 08:34 am
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We did see the Beauty and the Beast remake with the kids on opening weekend, and the general consensus is that it was great. The original holds a special place in my heart and just hearing the opening theme makes me tear up, so I am by no means unbiased, but I was also not in the mood for an exact reproduction. I needn't have worried, though - there were several story tweaks and a handful of new songs. My voice expert friends lamented EW's obvious lack of vocal training, but apart from a touch of autotune here and there (most audibly on the Beast's new song), I didn't notice anything that took me out of the moment. I do still lay awake at night wondering about Chip, though. (Either he has been a teacup for basically his entire life, or he hasn't aged. Either way: not OK, enchantress lady.)

On Friday, one of the local public libraries had their bimonthly game night, which my kids have embraced as an opportunity to try new board and card games that they've never played, but have usually heard about. (Connor is an especially avid watcher of Wil Wheaton's Tabletop videos). This time we were introduced to Exploding Kittens, which was silly and fun - I'll definitely be adding it to our collection in the future.

Last night was our first rehearsal with the conductor for the Verdi Requiem. I was expecting to see Carlos, our principal conductor, but instead we were introduced to his current backup, a shockingly young Asian woman. Although she was engaging and charming, she clearly lacked experience, and now I'm worried about Carlos. My first thought was that some sort of scheduling conflict must have come up, but then I started hearing rumors that he was facing some sort of major health challenge, which I sincerely hope is untrue. He's about my age, with very young children, and he's been in the position for less than two years.


Mar. 28th, 2017 09:12 am
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Posted by <a href="/users/hellacluttered/pseuds/hellacluttered" rel="author">hellacluttered</a>


Prompt: “You can lie to yourself, but don’t lie to me.”

Words: 932, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

This has been such a beautiful night

Mar. 28th, 2017 06:23 am
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Posted by <a href="/users/roby_lia/pseuds/roby_lia" rel="author">roby_lia</a>


“What’s going on?” He asked, sitting beside her.
“Faraday,” was the only answer he got, her tone made the name sound more like an insult than anything else.
“Um ...?”
“Right, sorry. He’s just ... Faraday,” she repeated again, like there wasn’t any other way to explain it.
Vasquez blinked a few times. That was probably a bad idea. Whoever was able to reduce Emma Cullen to that condition was, on principle, a bad idea.
However, part of him couldn’t help but be intrigued, because the thing promised to be very entertaining. And, in the end, he’s never been able to stay away from problems.
For this, in a moment of good heartedness that he’ll regret for the rest of his life, he asked “You want me to deal with him?”

Words: 4951, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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