astolat

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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Signal Boost: Chocolate Box pinch hits up for grabs

[personal profile] dorinda posted: Chocolate Box pinch hits up for grabs

If you feel like writing a story of at least 300 words by Tuesday, consider pinch hitting for Chocolate Box! It's a relationship-based challenge (/ or &), so keep that in mind when reading the requests.

The easiest way to browse the pinch-hits is by just looking at the comm, [community profile] chocolateboxcomm ; they're up in two recent posts, "pinch hits 28-50" and "pinch hits 51-73". That way you can just skim the fandom names.

But if you'd like direct links to the full posts: one and two.



eta: Fanartists, many of these prompts are for sketches/fanart too! Take a look if you can!

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Transformers Animated: A Degree of Compatibility

la la la it's the consort fic that ALL OF YOU WANTED FIRST, lol <3



A Degree of Compatibility (8500 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers Animated (2007)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Optimus Prime
Characters: Optimus Prime, Megatron
Additional Tags: consort, Arranged Marriage, Light Masochism, Consent Issues
Series: Part 15 of Transformers works
Summary:

“And what’s the price for a Decepticon leader’s help these days?" Optimus said. "Head of his captor on a pike?”


The Councillors started falling over each other hurriedly protesting, no, no, of course not, how could Optimus think, never—and Megatron laughed over them all and said, “It’s not your head I want to mount. I have demanded you as my consort.”


“Okay, well, that’s—unexpected,” Optimus said, blankly.



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Signal Boost: Markdown Simplifies Formatting Your DW Posts

[personal profile] jesse_the_k posted: Markdown Simplifies Formatting Your DW Posts

Markdown is a silent feature inside Dreamwidth's HTML editor. You turn it on by making the first line of the post:

!markdown

Now Dreamwidth interprets any Markdown you type.



I did not know that you could use Markdown in DW! Super cool. (Much more info about Markdown and how to use it in that post.)

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Signal Boost: federated fandom

[personal profile] arduinna posted: federated fandom

So then I clicked a link in cesperanza's comments and signed up for what seems to be the current fannish-testing-ground on Hubzilla, fandom.stopthatimp.net.

... Seriously, I had NO INTENTION. But here I've been for the last few days, and I gotta say, I'm pulling for Hubzilla to be the next big thing. I'll leave the technical stuff to other people, and just tell you why I'm liking the system as a user.



Lots more details in arduinna's post and I am lazy so I will only point over there and say I'm there too!

http://fandom.stopthatimp.net/channel/astolat

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Transformers: Excessively Clever (Megatron/Optimus)

hahaha I had fun writing this :P



Excessively Clever (18605 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers Generation One, Transformers - All Media Types
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Optimus Prime
Characters: Swindle, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee (Transformers)
Additional Tags: POV Outsider, Accidental Voyeurism, Non-Accidental Voyeurism, mining
Series: Part 14 of Transformers works
Summary:

“Don’t let this become one of the occasions you get excessively clever, Swindle," Megatron said. "My patience for the current situation is highly limited.”



With many thanks to [personal profile] monicawoe for beta! All fb loved! <3 :D

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Transformers: Arena (Megatron/Orion Pax)

OK! The voters have spoken (well, they HAD spoken and then Swindle caught up, but TOO LATE because I was already doing the last bits of proofreading on this one)! Feel free to keep voting, I have a lot more of these to go, lol.



Arena (8616 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers Generation One, Transformers - All Media Types
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Orion Pax, Ariel/Dion/Orion Pax
Characters: Orion Pax, Megatron (Transformers)
Additional Tags: Victory Condition AU, Gladiators, Revolution
Series: Part 13 of Transformers works
Summary:

“You wouldn’t want to miss that match," the administrator said.



(Also in the comments there is a tiny bit of extra-story explanation about what happened to Brickbat in the Champion universe.)

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SignalBoost bookmarklet

Okay, here is the little bookmarklet -- it's pretty limited, but it serves my own laziness, so I share it FWIW and if anyone has the time and wants to upgrade it, go for it and drop me a comment and I'll (ha ha) signal boost any new versions!

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 (now 1.4 by [personal profile] lj_writes)


  1. Create a new bookmark on your browser's bookmarks bar, then edit it. Copy and paste the code from this textarea into the URL field (sorry I can't make a draggable version here on DW as the javascript is being yanked, understandably).

    eta: [personal profile] melannen has already made the first improved version, which now warns you if you try to signal boost an access-locked post!

    eta2: 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. :(

    eta3: v1.4 with fixes and stripping excess Signal Boost: prefixes from [personal profile] melannen, more support for non-DW sites and better formatting from [personal profile] lj_writes!



  2. Go to a Dreamwidth post that you want to signal boost. You have to be ON the post itself; sadly this doesn't work from within your reading list. Also, you need to be logged in.

  3. If you want an excerpt, select some text in the post.

  4. Click the bookmarklet. You should be taken to the Dreamwidth post form with the signal boost content prefilled. You can add any other content you want, copy and paste the content to create posts with multiple signal boosts, etc. Whenever you're happy, you post it like any other post.



eta2: Safari for iOS install instructions by [personal profile] gingicat and Chrome for Android install instructions by [personal profile] falena!


Pre-Github versions preserved:

1.1, access lock, no HTML copying


1.0, no access lock check


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