nonesane: (Plymouth?)
2017-07-21 06:20 pm
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Getting some stuff done

I think I've gotten the most "urgent" broken photo links fixed. The ones over on Livejournal are still broken - might fix them eventually, but I really can't be bothered right now (fixing them over here and on my Holts was enough of a time sink).

My dad's gone with his oldest brother to help out his older brother, so it's just me, my sis and mom up here in the north right now. Things are a little rough due to Health Things, but I think we'll pull through.

Slowly but surely getting back the energy to do fun things. We'll see what I get done first...
nonesane: (How Jeeves _really_ manipulates Bertie.)
2017-07-12 12:12 am
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The list of summer vacation 2017

...yaaaay, lists. No seriously, lists help me not panic about All The Stuff I Want To Do. I know I won't get all of this done, but getting it all written down in an overview like this helps :)

Also, I've promised myself only to have two writing projects on at the same time, to prevent me from dilly-dallying and only writing two orders on each of my gazillion WIPs.

Updated: 2017-07-21
To-do list 2017 )
nonesane: (Rayek n Winnowill)
2017-07-05 11:45 pm
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Final Quest #20

And we're at nr 20. It's...a comic.


Final Quest #20 )
nonesane: (Follow him!)
2017-05-15 10:01 pm
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Final Quest #19

Here comes nr 19. I'm so, so tired and confused.

Final Quest #19 )
nonesane: (He's staaaaring at you...)
2017-05-15 03:30 pm
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Final Quest #18

Finally found the time and energy to write a review for this issue (nr 19 coming up soon). I'm sad to say that I'm finding it hard to stay motivated in buying and read Final Quest. I've been a huge ElfQuest fan since I was a little girl; written fanficton, been in and still am in a number of post-by-post roleplaying games, own all the comics. All of it hasn't been "pure gold" or anything, but Final Quest feels so very, very different from the rest of ElfQuest.

I think my main problem with it is that I feel like I'm reading a finale of an AU ElfQuest I haven't been keeping up with. There are so many, many plots and subplots here that there has been no foreshadowing or build-up for. At least not that I can remember. I'm starting to worry that I've forgotten or misremembered like 60% of ElfQuest at this point.

Final Quest #18 )
nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Default)
2017-05-01 01:04 pm
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For the Raksura exchange

This is very last minute, so I'll make sure to update this to be an actual "what I like about Books of the Raksura" post a-sap. Until then you can check out my old what-I-like post from Yuletide where I have some info (though not the exact same characters).

Since I've already talked about Jade, Stone, Moon and Chime in my old letter linked above, I thought I'd just briefly summarize why I like the other two characters I've requested.

- Ember. I think he's a great addition to the cast, as a contrast to Moon. I don't think Moon should or needs to change his ways to be a "better Raksura" or anything like that, but I adore that we get to see a consort who's comfortable in his assigned role. Not only do I think Ember's ease as a consort underlines that all consorts are individuals, but it also underlines the fact that you don't have to be a Big, Tough, Strong Hunter or magician or what have you to be a good person. I wish Stone would show him a little more respect (that said, I think there are a lot of Raksura Stone should stop treating like annoying furniture...)

- Shade. His lot in life isn't an easy one, but it's so great that he has such a loving family to back him up. I'd love to see him interact more with strangers though - with or without the help of his family. I love that he's sweet without being a pushover (at least from what I remember - I really need to reread the books) and that he's loyal to his people.
nonesane: (Hat & smile = so much win!)
2017-04-22 12:18 am
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Spoiled rotten by life aka Me

Got home about 30 minutes ago from hours of tabletop rp-ing supervillains vs aliens. One of the many super fun and lovely things I have going on. Getting a new job was a really good decision - I'm going to be insufferably happy about everything for the next few weeks I think :)

Oh, and note to self: No more crossposting to Livejournal. It's time to finally nope out.
nonesane: (Four and the TARDIS)
2017-04-08 01:00 pm
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Yesterday was my birthday

It was also a very messed up day, putting it mildly. See, I work in Stockholm, not that many blocks from where trash disguised as humans decided to ram a truck into a shopping center. Suffice to say, yesterday...well, what can I really say about yesterday?

Actually, I can say that the Swedish military and Stockholm's police force are fucking awesome, that's what I can say! They were so prepared and dealt with this so well! They were on the scene in no time, getting people to safety and making sure nothing else happened. They shut down the subway and commuter trains a-sap, and all possible second targets were evacuated or got much increased security.

Swedish media also dealt with it well. Sure, there were some unfounded rumours about shootings floating around that started on Twitter (which is why my boss refused to let us leave work until we were 100% it was just rumors), but over all we got up-to-date, vital information right when we needed it. We knew where to go and where to not go.

Also, all us regular civilian types used social media to help each other out. Stores made sure people had a safe place to go and that people's kids got dinner if their parents were unable to get home in time. People opened their homes to those who were stranded, arranging spur of the moment pizza parties. And as far as I've heard the local nazi scum are disappointed with how this attack has failed to drum up racism and islamophobia in the general public. I hope the nazis keep being disappointed. Fuck those guys.

I literally spent yesterday's "event" drinking soda with my coworkers, going for a long walk, meeting up with an acquaintance I hadn't seen in 3 years, having a beanburger, walking some more, waiting 40 minutes for a train to get me home, and finally going to bed at my home in Uppsala.

It's horrific that people were killed and hurt. But it's a comfort to know that the military, the police, the media, and just every other person on the street here are prepared for horrific things, and meet them with both skill and heart.
nonesane: (Four's smile in black and white)
2017-04-02 01:08 pm
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New Job, New Life!

Not going to go into details, but my recent job change has been such a huge, good change! I mean, I liked my old job and old coworkers - it's just that the work tempo was getting too much for me. New job is just so wonderful. I've got the same kind of job, just not at the same break-neck speed.

I thought I'd have more Internet time now, but it seems I have more IRL people to hang out with that I remember XD Now that I have the energy and time I've ended up with people coming over almost every day of the week. It's a strange, old-yet-new, happy feeling of having time for friends and family. I will get back to online stuff as well, soon, but right now I have to get offline life back in balance again (it's been out of wack for almost four years, it seems...)
nonesane: (Vouge!)
2017-02-09 12:08 am
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Hyped for DM-ing this game~!

Found some basic d20 based rules online (well, several) and have homebrewed them into a steampunk/solarpunk fantasy thing for a game I'm DM-ing on Monday. Watching Critical Role has motivated me to expand outside my comfort zone as a DM - great show, btw, if you have time for 80+ episodes of 2-3 hours each.

My other source of inspiration for this game is the TV show Leverage. I'm going to let my players start out with one skill maxed out (yay, Mary Sues game~) and just let them have fun from there. We can't meet that often due to work and living far apart, which means they haven't had the chance to level much. Thus we're trying a "cut loose and have fun" kind of game. I'm going to give them some challenges, but sometimes it can be fun to be a little overpowered, right? :)

In case any fellow dice rpg fans are reading this, got any game recs? I currently own "Fallen Reich", "Blue Rose" and several homebrews + am going to get the latest Dungeons & Dragons, but am always looking for interesting things to try! Especially if they're more focused on roleplaying than on rule reading.
nonesane: (Mr Medicine Seller from Mononoke)
2017-02-07 11:35 pm
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Books I Read in 2016

Again I've spent a year reading books (as you tend to do if you spend 3 hours every work day trapped on a train). Here they all are, summarized for my own amusement and also in case anyone is looking for book recs; or anti-recs ;)

Books - Part 1 )

Books - Part 2 )

Books - Part 3 )

Books - Part 4 )

Books - Part 5 )

Books - Part 6 )
nonesane: (Bloody long book)
2017-01-22 10:26 pm
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Final Quest #17

Had to take a few days to recover from nr 16. Here we go with nr 17. Oh boy.

Final Quest #17 )
nonesane: (Rayek n Winnowill)
2017-01-15 06:57 pm
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Final Quest #16

I'm waaaay late with this summary, but it's because 1) my comic shop was late notifying me the comic had come in, and 2) #16 & #17 left me feeling rather...blank.

Also, I'm suffering burn out, but that's more of a side note.

Final Quest #16 )


nonesane: (Bloody long book)
2017-01-15 04:05 pm
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Burn Out - Just Missed It

Soooooo, I've been very, very close to burn out since mid-2016. I won't go into detail as to why, but let's just say it's work-related and health-related both. Thus, I've been inactive in every possible way everywhere.

Just wanted to note that down here, as a reminder to myself to not do this to myself again. Hopefully I'll be getting better come February, when I will be making a lot of life changes. Hopefully.
nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Default)
2017-01-03 06:46 pm
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Blog's gonna be a bit messy for a while

Moving most of my blog activity over here due to the "Russian servers"-thing over on LJ. This means I've got to dig up my very old, very spotty CSS skills and try to get this blog looking decent (I've got a paid account now, yes). Prepare for eye-pain.
nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)
2016-12-25 11:55 pm
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Yay, Yuletide~!

I got so, so lucky again this year and got not one, but two wonderful stories in the Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell fandom :D

If you're in that fandom (and Childermass/Segundus is a ship you enjoy), I definitely rec these two lovely stories! Read the tags though, one of them is gory in parts.

Open Roads
Pairing: John Childermass/John Segundus
Rating: Teen
Summary: “You did not tell me that the magician was part faerie,” Segundus said, with great dignity, from where he was tied, wrist and ankle, to one of the few well-preserved stone pillars by means of somewhat incongruous rose vines.
Tags: Gen or Pre-Slash

Reap What You Sow
Pairing: John Childermass/John Segundus
Rating: Explicit
Summary: When Childermass is targeted by those who would use the Raven King’s Book for their own gain, he turns to Mr Segundus for help.
Tags: Abortion, Body Horror, Ectopic Pregnancy, Erectile Dysfunction, Intercrural Sex, Hurt/Comfort, Mpreg, Oral Sex, Post-Canon, Yuleporn, Yuletide Treat
Note from me: Just fyi, this is Mpreg in the sense that the Alien movie has Mpreg. So if you're looking for the giving-birth-to-human-child kind of Mpreg, this is not for you.
nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)
2016-12-23 11:49 pm
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Slowly bouncing back

So, after about 2,5 months of non-stop overtime I'm more or less a wrung out rag now that the holidays are here. Luckily I'm starting a new job come February, so the stress will be reduced soon.

I've actually been preeeeetty close to burn out, which has been 0 fun. Thus it will take me a while to catch up with everything online that I'm behind on, seeing as the least hint of stress currently leaves me an exhausted heap of emotions. Luckily I didn't completely hit the wall, so these stress related shutdowns should stop as soon as I've had a bit of a rest.

But yeah, definitely looking forward to a newer, slower work pace.
nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)
2016-12-04 12:13 am

"Arrival" makes me want to improve my writing of aliens

In other words, it was a good movie. I rewarded myself with an interlude at the movies tonight - seeing as I have been and will continue to be working non-stop 24/7 until my vacation starts at the end of December ;_; - and it was a good choice; gave me a lot to think about.

I can't believe I'd forgotten about the Sapir-Whorf theory! Well, not forgotten forgotten, but that I haven't been trying to weave it more into my universal translator world-building. It was my favorite linguistic theory back at uni, I really should incorporate it more in my own writing. Hmm, I think I shall have the garnea have no concept/emotion of fear or anger, only sadness and grief. That will make for both interesting culture clashes, linguistic difficulties and works with their way of life. Yay, aliens!

Arrival made me want to read the short story it is based on. It also made me finally sniff out the story Three Worlds Collide which I read way back when and really liked but lost track of. Recommended reading as basis for interesting discussions.

Oh well, time to go to sleep and then get back to work. Hopefully I'll get enough done tomorrow that I finally can let myself read all the other stories in the Reverse Bangs I've participated in! Check out [ profile] i_reversebang and ds9reversebang if you're curious; a lot of lovely art and fic over there! Fandoms are Inception and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

These are the fics I wrote for the exchanges:

Dreams of Others
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Rating: Explicit
Tags: Alternate Universe - Magical Realism, Canon-Typical Violence, Implied/Referenced Abuse, Sexual Content
Summary: Hiding out in-between jobs should be an uneventful thing, laying low and keeping out of the cops' search lights. But Eames learned long ago that neither Arthur nor Ariadne can resist a client who might be a target for the Others, and this latest one was sent their way courtesy of Dominic Cobb himself. Resigned to help Arthur and Ariadne play knights in shining armor Eames has no idea exactly how fast this supposed quick-fix project is about to go downhill.

Spy Games
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Pairing: Elim Garak/Julian Bashir
Rating: Mature
Tags: Holodecks/Holosuites, Roleplay, Xenophilia, Cardassians with tails
Summar: Garak and Bashir spend some time on the holodeck, enjoying a spy novel of Bashir's.
nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)
2016-10-08 05:11 pm
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Fandoms I'm familiar with

In case anyone was wondering what fandoms I'm into :)
Bold means it's a fandom I'm currently active in or always ready to talk about.
Italics means it's an old fandom that I'm semi-active in.
Regular text means it's a fandom I know the canon of, but aren't ver active participating in.

Fandoms I am or have been a part of )