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I'm the Germanic type who Likes To Do Things During Vacations! and spurring my wife on to activities all across this lush little island. So I could talk about our Kaua'i honeymoon all day. But let's pick just five things I learned.

1. There are snake eels and monk seals at Poi'pu Beach Park.

This, and 4 more; cut for y'all who think other folks' vacations are boring ;) )

big gay ebooks

May. 22nd, 2017 10:47 am
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The Big Gay Fiction Giveaway is back! May 22-29, around 80 authors are giving away free books, short stories, chapters, and box sets.

It's run by Instafreebie, which means you give them an email address, they sign you up for a newsletter, and you get a DRM-free epub, mobi, or (sometimes) pdf sent to you. It's pretty painless except for all the newsletters you'll then belong to.

I see Among the Living: PsyCop 1, by Jordan Castillo Price, which I highly recommend, though for the psychic world-building rather than the romance and for the main character whom I love, and K.J. Charles's The Magpie Lord, which also has good world-building and a romance I don't care about, but if you love magic and little guy/big guy with the tall guy being the top, then the Magpie Lord might be for you.

If you have any recommendations off this list, please share them!
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Two Highlander fanfic archives, Daire’s Fanfic Refuge and HL Raven’s Nest, are being imported to AO3: https://goo.gl/xvj5uI
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So... when I heard Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies,
Dead Like Me -- all shows I LOVE) was doing American Gods, I decided to
read the novel first. Of course I procrastinated that.

I wanted to read it first because in the past, I've experienced a kind of
cognitive dissonance when I started watching a movie or series and
afterward read the book(s) (which came first) because the characters
described were somewhat different than as presented (and than the actors
cast) for the show or movie.

Consequently, I've avoided pre-show buzz. All I knew was that Ian McShane
was cast. Of course, less than 20 pages into the book, I knew what role
*he* was playing... heh.

So over the last week (ish), in between beta-ing efforts, I've been reading
(and listening to, when I couldn't read) Neil Gaiman's American Gods.

What an insane, lovely, sprawling, chaotic, fantastic novel. Having
received a color plate book of The Ring of the Nibelung from my brother in
high school (illustrated by the Hillebrandt brothers, big deal fantasy
illustrators back in the 70s/80s) helped me get some of the mythology, but
it isn't necessary, and in fact, knowing what I knew about Loki (the
mythological creature, not the comic book/movieverse character) was a bit
of a spoiler because, well, he's *Loki*.

(Let's put it this way: back when I worked in IT, we would name our various
servers all kinds of interesting names... but our boss was not pleased when
a couple of the network analysts wanted to name one of the background
servers Loki. "You're going to curse it to crashing a lot," she said. It
didn't, but we all saw her point.)

Never read anything by Gaiman before (terrible omission, I know, but I
haven't really called myself a scifi fan for a couple decades). But now I'm
primed to tackle some other stuff by him.

I know I tried reading some of his stuff in the 90s, but I couldn't get
into it. I think that was my ADD really taking hold though. Or just too
much other shit going on. At any rate. Here we go!

\o/

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May. 22nd, 2017 07:40 am
[personal profile] rattlecatcher
Over 100,000 words y'all. Some of them good.

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May. 22nd, 2017 08:01 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They are frequently running out of money for gas to even do odd jobs for pay. You can read more and help out here.

Help For Free:

[profile] florentinequill linked to The PRIDE Study, the first large-scale, long-term health study of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or another sexual or gender minority. You can read more and sign up to participate here.

Housing:

[tumblr.com profile] darlingarmadillo's third roommate is moving out and she's seeking a new roommate for a three-bedroom condo, bedroom unfurnished, two cats, in-unit laundry, workout room, near the Howard stop in Chicago; $750/mo. You can read more and get in touch at her craigslist posting here.

News To Know:

[tumblr.com profile] zorilleerrant linked to the upcoming Static Shock Appreciation Week, to celebrate the television show Static Shock and the comics and other media the character appeared in. Appreciation week starts on May 29th, and you can share fanart, fanfic, meta, and other commentary on the character, including themed daily posts. You can read more and spread the word here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

Just in time for summer: Pussy Pins!

May. 21st, 2017 08:28 pm
[personal profile] rattlecatcher
Too hot for a pussy hat? Try a pussy pin! Handmade felt is just the first step for these handmade artisanal beauties.

Pussy pin (ukulele not included)

The crafter sends all proceeds to Planned Parenthood, International. She says most people pay about $15.00 for each one. All I know is they're darned cute and as soon as she has more I'm getting one.

After all, my ukulele would look stunning in one.

This week in writing, 5/21

May. 22nd, 2017 01:21 am
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[personal profile] dira
WIPs currently active: 6

Words written this week: 4,360

WIPs that got no words this week: 3 - broken dick epic, Born in the Blood, sequel to “Ring the Bell Backward”

WIPs that did get words this week:

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 1,824

Dragon!Bucky/Tribute!Steve Cap Reverse Big Bang Story: 1,736, oh god I have so much more to write I’m so glad I have a late posting date. /o\

Little Bitty #2 (Jemmie): 800

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Still drawing occasionally

May. 21st, 2017 02:36 pm
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[personal profile] marinarusalka
Here are a couple of pieces I did for my art class, combination of Prismacolor pencils and pastels.

Click for larger images.



i am impressed

May. 21st, 2017 03:07 pm
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[personal profile] kindkit
I just watched American Gods 1x03, and I would like to report that not spoilery for anything plot related )

A ficlet

May. 21st, 2017 01:24 pm
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A wee ficlet!

Pretty Simple at AO3. Poe/Finn. ~600 words.
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Fandom is filling up my free time and I'm not always very good at managing that. I'm going to try to prioritize DW over Tumblr, since I'd rather engage with people here (she says after having not been around for two weeks) than scroll through art, however pretty, and inspirational quotes. But I feel like this always happens when I get writing; I keep my head down and then more time than I thought goes by and then all the posts I want to comment on are a week old. Sorry, friends. :(

I signed up for [community profile] rareshipsonice and I'm excited to get started on that! I'm hoping to write some treats as well. Sooooo many good pairings. (Here's my Dear Creator letter.)

And SASO -- Sports Anime Shipping Olympics -- has begun! I'm on Team OtaYuri this year. Once the bonus prompt/fill rounds start, I hope to be writing a bit faster than I have been recently and in a lot more fandoms!

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