October 21st, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] dreamlittleyo at 10:08am on 21/10/2017
Hey all, just a reminder post: only a couple more days for bidding!

The [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico auction ends on 10/23!

HERE is my thread/offering.

And here are some other awesome things you might want to bid on. (Plus plenty of others if you check the list of folks offering, of course. Scope it out, y'all.)
October 18th, 2017
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At Least I Have a Friend with Me by [personal profile] dreamlittleyo
Pairing/Rating: Hamilton/Washington, Teen+
Wordcount: 7,200 Words
Summary: Alexander shouldn't need reinforcements to attend his former fiancé's wedding, but he can't bear the thought of showing up without a date. Asking Washington to be his fake boyfriend is either a terrible idea, or the best he's ever had.

(For the utterly delightful [personal profile] critrawkets/cjackgifs)

Read the fic on AO3...

Or read below the cut... )

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posted by [personal profile] gorgeousnerd at 10:04am on 18/10/2017
1. [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico has started auctions! I'm offering One Direction, My Chemical Romance, Dan and Phil, and Disney's Descendants fic here, but there's a bunch of different kinds of fandoms and types of things offered. Check more out here. Auction ends October 23rd.

Feel free to spread the Tumblr link too!

2. I felt very under the weather yesterday, and I'm not sure why? Maybe just a bad day. I can usually pick some kind of main cause or worsening factor, but I think yesterday was mostly just "you're chronically ill and you're going to have days like that sometimes". My planning format really came through, though - I did a couple of my most important things and let everything else go and went to bed early at least knowing that I did things to help myself long-term but that I was still listening to myself. Balance! It's a thing!

(Also working on forgiving myself when I don't do that, but that's what I'm in therapy for, in part.)

3. Wednesday Reading time!

Books. )
December 31st, 2037
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posted by [personal profile] dreamlittleyo at 05:57pm on 31/12/2037 under
The [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico auction is live!

HERE is my thread/offering.

You'll find more details on the listing itself, but the short version is this. I'll write the winning bidder a fic in any of the following fandoms: Hamilton Broadway, Merlin BBC, Star Trek AOS, Star Trek TOS, Supernatural (pre-season 5), Thor Movie!verse, Tron Movies, X-Men (First Class 'verse). Any pairing, any genre (though some stipulations apply and are spelled out in the thread).

Guys, if you're sad I haven't written in some of these fandoms in ages, now's your chance to drag me happily back!

I love writing for a cause. I will pour my heart and soul into this fic. And if my offering doesn't sing to you, please consider signal boosting the auction or scrolling through the other incredible things on offer. Let's help put some good into the world.

October 15th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] gorgeousnerd at 11:32pm on 15/10/2017
A month since my last post isn't so bad! I went to Disneyland at the tail end of an event and lucky egg'd while walking around in Downtown Disney, so I did a couple major evolutions. And then I leveled while I was there, and played in the gyms...really, I can't imagine I'll have so eventful a time by the end of the year as I did in the one week I was in SoCal.

The details. )
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Drop the Niceties by [personal profile] dreamlittleyo
Pairing/Rating: Hamilton/Washington, Explicit
Wordcount: 9,700 Words
Summary: In which winter is harrowing, Hamilton is terrible at minding his own health, and doctor's orders land him in Washington's bed.

Read the fic on AO3...

Or read below the cut... )

October 12th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] jadesfire at 01:22pm on 12/10/2017 under , ,

Sort of!

Exams are now officially over. For at least 8 months. If he failed (that's not unlikely with one of them), he still doesn't need to start studying again until next June/July. We're celebrating by going to see Moana at a restored Art Deco cinema near us. Neither of us have seen it, so it's going to be a real treat.

Now that I don't have oodles of free time stretching in front of me any more, I need to get my head in order for fannish stuff over the next few months, so that I don't miss a deadline or over-estimate what needs doing. I'm feeling a bit swamped, but I think that's mostly an illusion due to So. Many. Plot. Bunnies.


14/15 October - Podfic Big Bang starts posting.
I'm mostly done for this, although I need to make audiobooks of my last fic.


November - NaNo
I've never actually managed to do anything consistently in November. It's my worst mental-health month of the year, thanks to my SAD. Also, I always felt pressure to write an original piece*, rather than fanfic. This year, I've decided to say "stuff it" and give it a go anyway. I'm playing around with the idea of a Daredevil/Defenders/Guardians of the Galaxy fusion piece, which is big enough for Nano as I'm having to world-build first. It hopefully won't be 50k, though! I'm going for 500 words a day ideally, and more to the point, something every day. I'll try to update here if anyone's interested.


18 December - Yuletide is due
I have my assignment, I have a shoulder to cry on (thanks, topaz_eyes!), but I have no plot ideas right now. I'm terrible without really clear, tight instructions. The more restrictions you put on a story, the easier I find it to write, which is why I love 'Five Things' fics, or ones that mess around with time. While I love the assignment, I'm flailing a bit at the moment to work out what to actually put down on paper. Welcome to Yuletide :)


Also 18 December - #ITPE is due
This one is the Informal Twitter Podfic Exchange, for which I think I'm actually sorted. I've got a couple of things recorded, then stumbled across the PERFECT story for my recipient, so I want to get that down as well. I probably won't edit them until after November, but I like to have the actual recording done early.


Then on top of that, I've got 3 monster Podfics that I want to record so very, very much. But they are 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 hours, so. That's going to take a while. I also have a half-finished The Defenders tag fic that I so, so want to finish, and which I am totally and utterly stuck on. It's the danger of working out the ending for me. Once I know it, I struggle to write it (which is a note to make for NaNo)

For some years, I've kept a private post at the top of my journal, reminding me of WsIP, plot bunnies and Fest deadlines. Looks like it's time to update it!

*I only realised when talking to colleagues the other day, just how rare it is nowadays for me to have in-depth conversations with non-geeks, and also how much I take for granted that no matter what you like, people will just go "oh, cool, doesn't do it for me". I was deeply thrown by the mockery I got for liking a D&D podcast, or how surprised people were when I said I follow Formula 1. While the geek community is sometimes awful, I do take for granted the idea that you're allowed to be enthusiastic about things without being laughed at for it. I chose not to mention the fanfic because. Well. Obvious reasons :/
October 11th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] gorgeousnerd at 12:23pm on 11/10/2017
Me before my vacation: I'll have so much time in the car to read! I'm so excited. Even if I don't read, I can watch a lot of TV. And even if nothing happens on the road, I can do some reading in line for rides.

Me on the road: [sleeps a lot because of medication, has to deal with screaming kids when awake]

Me at the park: [almost never alone, absolutely exhausted when I am]

Me after vacation: ...oh well.

I did still make some progress on books in the last couple weeks, though.

Books. Talk of fat shaming, rape. )

In other news, I'm going to try to put up a Pokemon Go post in the next couple days. I did a lot of playing on the trip, and it was a delight!
October 10th, 2017
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You've Got a Hunger by [personal profile] dreamlittleyo
Pairing/Rating: Hamilton/Washington, Explicit
Warnings: Consent Issues, Rough Sex, Pain Kink, Rape Fantasy/Roleplay
Wordcount: 3,400 Words
Summary: The morning after. In which Hamilton enjoys the agonies his general has inflicted, and Washington fucks his boy again.

Read the fic on AO3...
(Complete series on AO3...)

Or read below the cut... )

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October 9th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] gorgeousnerd at 11:04pm on 09/10/2017
1. Oof, I've felt terrible all day. I think most of it is because of choices I made that could have been less painful, and I got a couple things done anyway, but my sleep has been weird lately and I'm feeling it. I keep waking up for various reasons before I've gotten enough sleep - today was sinus pressure, joy of joys - and then I'm too tired to do much but too awake to go back to sleep until like noon, and then I go back to sleep for a couple hours, but it's not the same as getting a full night's sleep at once AND I feel frustrated that I don't feel up to doing much of anything.

Anyway, fingers crossed I actually sleep tonight and that I feel less frustrated tomorrow. If I don't, resting is a big priority.

2. I've only watched the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery because I'm busy and access to the episodes is hard. (THANKS FOR NOTHING CBS. Would it have been so hard to make the episodes to buy on Amazon, at least? Also looking at you, American Gods, although it looks like they have them now.) I'm very sad that there's new Star Trek people are watching and talking about and I'm already so behind! I'm going to try to catch up this week.

3. Because I contain multitudes and can have both Star Trek and Star Wars be big fandom pillars in my life, Last Jedi trailer is a thing!!! Wow. Have more thoughts than anyone needs as I rewatch the trailer.

Star Wars trailer spoilers/speculation. Also original trilogy spoilers. )
October 8th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] gorgeousnerd at 06:24pm on 08/10/2017
1. Ah, Yuletide season! When everyone posts on the journal sites more than usual. (I'm barely posting once a week, so I have no room to talk there, heh.) I'm not doing it formally this year; I only officially sign up if there's a fandom I absolutely need to request because the stress of writing to an assignment is a lot for me. I will likely treat, but I'm waiting until December to say for sure. I could use the word count, but I'm working on original work and writing longer, so...maybe I'll write a long treat? It wouldn't be my first time.

2. This past week was the yearly Disneyland trip for the niblings' birthdays, and it was great! It felt more like I was jumping between three group's vacations than doing one; I hung out with Older Sister, Team Sister, and Team BFF at different times, with some overlap (there was a lot of quality sibling time, which was a surprising delight). I think I weathered it pretty well considering how long and intense it was, but I'm having a hard time remembering it all/it all feeling real, so I think I'm more overwhelmed than I'm actively feeling. All worthwhile, though. It's amazing that I've been to the parks so many times but each trip still has such a unique feeling.

A trip highlight: we all went to one of the Mickey's Halloween Parties on Tuesday, and we took pictures in front of the giant Mickey pumpkin. And Dosling was asleep in the stroller, so we got to be silly with it and gesture and stuff. I want to wallpaper my room with the pictures.

3. Who all is doing NaNo this year? I'm going to start outlining my story this week. I like the idea of being super structured and prepared this time around - at most, I usually get the beginning sketched out, and by the time I hit the middle, it's pure messy chaos. I don't need a nearly-finished draft, but lessening the chaos by the end would be nice!


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