About this journal

I pretty much exclusively use this lj for posting fannish work and glee. Lots of my fannish writing is explicit, and I often don't post content warnings, so be aware before you read. I don't post that regularly, mostly just when I have something new to share, and I don't post locked, so I don't friend back -- I don't like filtering, so my flist is just what I'm reading right at this moment in time.

You don't have to ask to friend or defriend my journal, or to link to anything I post, or to crit my stuff, or to make sequels/podfics/fanart/whatever based on it, etc. As long as credit is given, you don't need my permission.

I WOULD especially love it if you post your work on the Archive of Our Own ( and cite my original story as a related work there, because then I can easily link back to you from the original story. :D

If you make a translation/remix/etc of one of my things and don't have an AO3 account, I have invites, just PM me your email address for one, and if it's for one of my stories that isn't on the AO3 yet, let me know and I'll put it up so you can link it.

PS: anon commenting is disabled here on my livejournal because I was getting badly spammed. You can comment anon on my Dreamwidth journal instead if you want.

Any french speakers around?

Are there any native French speakers out there on my flist who could give me a quick consult on a line? I want a teenage character saying something roughly like: "How did he make them come apart like that? I have absolutely no idea. I was sure he was about to die." Ideally in a casual/slangy way, not a literal translation or anything. *peers around hopefully* You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments)

Help with Chinese poetry recs?

So I have a character in a book who wants to write poetry, only she's a native Mandarin speaker who grew up from birth to 13 somewhere not far from Shanghai.

I need help figuring out some poetry and literature she would have read and finding decent English translations. Does anyone have any recs for either? Or for any favorite Chinese-to-English poetry translators in general?

Also hey in other news I'm in Lisbon this week for Comic-Con Portugal! Lmk if you're in the vicinity. :D

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Game of Thrones: Pride (Jaime/Brienne/Cersei)

No s8 spoilers here, it diverges mostly after the Red Wedding and was mostly written before s8 started. But I especially wanted to finish it off after the just-delivered load of rubbish, lol. (Beware spoilers in comments though! I suspect many other people have Strong Feelings at the moment. :P)

Pride (22745 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Game of Thrones (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Jaime Lannister/Brienne of Tarth, Cersei Lannister/Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister/Jaime Lannister/Brienne of Tarth, Cersei Lannister/Brienne of Tarth
Characters: Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth, Cersei Lannister, Sansa Stark, Grey Wind
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Queen in the North, the wall - Freeform, Winter, House Lannister
Series: Part 10 of Game of Thrones works

Jaime didn’t understand why Cersei suddenly insisted on trimming his hair and shaving his beard, but he also didn’t care to fight her on it, even though he’d just as soon have kept the beard: it was bitterly cold in the small tower room with its arrow-slits. At night, even curled together under the two blankets they’d been allotted, it took the better part of an hour before their bodies could warm the bed enough to sleep.

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Adam Lambert memorabilia?

Is there anyone on my flist who would find joy sparked by a free box of Adam Lambert memorabilia? I am kondoing my space and would happily ship it to anyone who would enjoy it. It's mostly shortly-after-Idol-era magazines, signed Idols tour stuff, CDs.

Comments screened, drop me an address, first person gets it. :)

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Transformers Prime: The Parent Trap (Megatron/Optimus)

Here is the teenager story, because the other TFP one decided it was NOT finished after all. :P

ao3 story blurb

The Parent Trap (17924 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers: Prime
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Optimus Prime
Characters: Megatron, Optimus Prime, Arcee, Ratchet, Original Cybertronian Character(s)
Additional Tags: Teenagers, Cybertronian Parenting, Sparklings
Series: Part 16 of Transformers works

“Oh my God, are you saying that Megatron had Optimus’s baby?” Miko shrieked piercingly.

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Signal Boost: The Self-Curated Vidshow Challenge!

This was really neat to do, and I'm having so much fun going through the vidshows!

[personal profile] trelkez posted: The Self-Curated Vidshow Challenge!

In January I asked vidders to make vidshows using only their own vids. A whole lot of you did! There are 47 vidshows by 31 different vidders, all ready for browsing here:

The Self-Curated Vidshow Challenge

You can browse the vidshows by vidder name, either off the main list or in the top navigation. If you're not sure how to watch the shows, check the about page for tips. There are content notes available for most shows in a separate table beneath the vidshow playlist, so if you don't see them at a glance, scroll down.

I called mine Conversations, because I discovered while poking around for a theme that I had this bunch of vids that all have (at least for me) a strongly defined narrator voice talking to a second character.

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I think I failed this test?

Ultimate Fanfic Tropes Showdown 3.1

I feel like my final list is not actually true because I change my mind on what each trope means depending on context, which in this case was the trope it was matched up against!

Rank Name
1 Snowed-In Cabin/Isolated Together For Extended Period of Time
2 Enemies to Friends to Lovers
3 Magical Connection (Telepathy, etc)
4 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
5 Fairy Tale/Mythology AU
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but the real list is more like:

1) Competence (how! how can they not have included competence!)
2) Fealty (their linked definition of Loyalty Kink is REALLY not the same as mine)
3) Antagonist/counterpart romance
4) Bonding (really any imposed connection) develops into chosen connection
5) AUs that create interesting new stakes and worldbuilding

10) Isolated together
11) Huddling for warmth
12) Family/kid fic
13) Hurt/comfort

the others are in here in a vague cloud, happy to read them, wouldn't immediately jump

100) Artificial conflict/misunderstandings
1000) Unhappy endings
1,000,000) Mundane AUs

But the REAL real answer is that it totally depends on the fandom! What I want is different depending on the fandom and the pairing. But OKAY fine, that is much less interesting for quiz purposes, I GRANT YOU.

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SignalBoost bookmarklet update! Now boosts HTML

I am using the signal boost bookmarklet to signal boost this update to the signal boost bookmarklet and if any of you signal boost this and someone boosts that then eventually clearly we will create a vortex in the space-time continuum. :P

[personal profile] astolat posted: SignalBoost bookmarklet

I've now updated the bookmarklet so that it preserves the HTML encoding in the selected text, so for instance if you select a chunk of text that includes an image or links to an AO3 story or to another DW post, the links will be preserved. It does NOT work on embedded video, sorry. :(

You can just copy and paste that code from the textarea into the URL field of the bookmarklet to upgrade it.

Also here's the underlying javascript in much more readable/editable form for anyone who wants to muck around with it: signal_boost.js on Gist

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