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Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:51 am
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For a while I thought the Photobucket purge wouldn't apply to us... somehow... magically. But I'm afraid it did.

Prompted by a message from [personal profile] tidal_race this morning I've downloaded and re-uploaded all of the original comm banners. I used Imgur. No idea whether this is going to stay long-term, but it's worth a shot.

I've also re-uploaded the bases, if you want to do something new - like this!



Unconventional Courtship opens on the 18th August (less than a month!)

fic: Lost In Translation

Jul. 23rd, 2017 04:13 am
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
Title: Lost In Translation
Series: Ace Attorney
Character/pairing: Nahyuta/Ema
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1440
Summary: Over dishes, Ema tries to say a simple Khura'inese phrase to Nahyuta to show off her progress. Except, maybe Google translate wasn't the best translation app to use...
Author's note: from this OTPprompts prompt. Also, kink meme: Skyemadhi for OP's birthday.


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It's Hard To Let You Go.

Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:23 am
rionaleonhart: final fantasy x-2: the sun is rising, yuna looks to the future. (hope is all we have)
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I've never grieved for a public figure like this before. I'm not sure I even realised it was possible. I loved Hybrid Theory so much when it first came out, but I didn't really get to know the band members as individuals until the concert a few weeks ago, so it's a weird double-punch of 'he's been important to you since you were a child' and 'you didn't know him for long enough'.

My birthday was two days before Chester's death, and [livejournal.com profile] th_esaurus gave me a DVD of Linkin Park's 2010 'Shadow of the Day' concert in Madrid. I was actually watching it when the news broke, and, unsurprisingly, I didn't finish it that day. I couldn't contemplate watching it yesterday, either, when I hadn't slept enough and I was still intermittently crying and I could barely eat. (Getting tearful again typing this, come on. I'll move past this, I'll be okay.) But this morning, after a full night's sleep, I started it up where I had left off, in the hope it might offer some sort of catharsis.

I think it helped.

Below the cut are the text messages I sent to [livejournal.com profile] th_esaurus while I was watching, both before and after. I'll spare you the messages I sent at the moment I actually learnt the news.


Linkin Park, 'Shadow of the Day' concert DVD, interrupted reactions. )


Thank you for everything, Chester. I wish you hadn't left us. I wish we could have spoken. You'll be missed.

Leave Out All The Rest.

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:38 pm
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[personal profile] rionaleonhart
Chester Bennington has died.

I'm devastated.

You were a big part of my early teens. I thought going to see Linkin Park in concert would just be a fun nostalgic thing, but you were so good on stage. I've been hoping I might be able to see you perform again ever since then. I can't believe it was only on the third of this month.

I'm glad I was able to see you once, at least.

Thank you for giving me so much joy over the last fortnight. And, on a less intense level, thank you for the joy you've given me over the last seventeen years. Also, fuck you slightly for being the reason I've been sitting here and crying for the last hour? (I'm trying to proofread this entry right now, and I can't see the screen through my tears.)

But 'Leave Out All the Rest' asks us to forget the wrongs that you've done. So I'll forgive you, I suppose. When I'm not quite such a wreck.

It also says, 'Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed.' I think you left behind your own reasons.

There'll never be another.

God, I fell so hard for you and we never even met.


fic: A Ghost of a Chance

Jul. 20th, 2017 01:20 pm
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Title: A Ghost Of A Chance
Series: Hetalia
Character/pairing: America/Belarus, Denmark/Norway, Japan, Sweden/Finland, Sealand, England, Romania
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 11764
Summary: When Nataliya mysteriously loses her textbook, she and Alfred get trapped in a college without dorms during a snowstorm. Even worse, she begins to realize they might not be as alone as they thought.
Author's note: WIPbigbang 2017. From this prompt at the kink meme.

Vasil: Romania.

Lukas: Norway.

Mikkel: Denmark.

Lukas and Mikkel were listed as possible names for Norway and Denmark by Himaruya.

Betaed by Sarah.

For Carrie, who I've owed for a long time. Sorry about the wait.

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Confusing What Is Real.

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:21 am
rionaleonhart: the mentalist: lisbon, afraid but brave, makes an important call. (it's been an honour)
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Hmm, I thought. As I love the music video for 'Heavy' so much, maybe I should check out some other Linkin Park videos and see whether they spark any writing inspiration.

(Did I forget for a moment that I'm supposed to be trying not to write Linkin Park fanfiction? Er, possibly. I maintain that music video fanfiction doesn't count.)

I'm now deeply conflicted over the video for 'Leave Out All the Rest', which depicts the band on a spaceship that ends up drifting into a star. On the one hand, hey, an interesting AU setting! On the other, it's an interesting AU setting that I never want to write about, because it sets off my fear of space very badly.

I'm also intrigued by the 'In the End' video, with its charmingly turn-of-the-millennium graphics and young Chester being an attractive little shit (his smirk in the bridge!), in which they sing a desiccated wasteland back to life and for some reason there are flying whales. It's a strangely hopeful video for a song with hopeless lyrics. You tried so hard and got so far, in the end it doesn't even matter, but the video is telling you that you can move past this. Your life still has the capacity for beauty and flying whales.


THE BOOKENING TITLE #14: The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

A real book! An actual, proper book that non-fannish people have read!

This is not my usual reading fare, but I enjoyed it! I was interested, but not invested, if that makes sense. Most of the time, when I was actually reading it, I was gripped. When I wasn't reading it, though, I didn't think about it at all. So I'd tear through a hundred pages in a sitting, and then I wouldn't touch it for days; there was never any point where I thought 'wow, I can't wait to get back to that book' or found myself speculating on the solution to the central mystery. This was a book that only existed when it was in my hands.

The main character struggled with self-loathing, made terrible decisions and couldn't trust her own perception of reality, which are all qualities I enjoy in fictional characters (I repeat: the music video for 'Heavy' is so good). I also liked the way she made her own personal fandom out of the people she saw from the train, and then basically self-inserted. Everyone in this book is very difficult to like (poor Cathy is the only half-decent person in a sea of arseholes), but I did end up with a touch of fondness for Rachel, and I really liked the scenes between her and Anna towards the end.

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Jul. 20th, 2017 12:37 am
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This is just a little late, but it might not be in your time zone. Anyways, happy birthday, [personal profile] misheard.

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Jul. 17th, 2017 11:54 pm
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http://fandomgrowthexchange.dreamwidth.org/
Nominations are now open for the Fandom Growth Exchange! The Fandom Growth Exchange is a multi-fandom exchange for fandoms, relationships, and characters that have ten or fewer complete fics (or five or fewer contributing authors) on AO3.

Nominations close: July 31st at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups open: August 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups close: August 17th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments sent: August 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Default deadline: October 8th at 11:55 PM UTC
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Works revealed: November 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Authors revealed: November 8th at 11:55 PM UTC

Marvel is Marvel 2017 Important Links

Jul. 17th, 2017 03:16 pm
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Important links to help you find your way around:

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Jul. 17th, 2017 01:31 am
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
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The Best Personal Development Podcasts You Need To Listen To In 2017

Found via a graphic. As if I didn't have enough podcasts already, lolol.

fic: Like A Car Crash In Slow Motion

Jul. 16th, 2017 06:26 am
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Title: Like A Car Crash In Slow Motion (or: A Number of Times Scout and Miss Pauling's Dates Went Horribly Wrong, And A Couple Times They Didn't)
Series: TF2
Character/pairing: Scout/Miss Pauling
Rating: PG-13, hard PG-13
Word count: 4507
Summary: Most people have things like 'first kiss' and 'first date.' Scout has 'first time I was almost shot trying to play Guess Who.' Or, Scout gets (un)lucky in his and Miss Pauling's attempts to get through a date without him getting killed in the process.
Author's note: this and this.

Post Expiration Date but pretty much ignores the TF comics for plot, but keeps the characterization established there. It's set 1977/post 1977, though, just so I can make Star Wars references.

Canon-typical blood and gore.

For Sarah.

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rionaleonhart: the mentalist: lisbon, afraid but brave, makes an important call. (it's been an honour)
[personal profile] rionaleonhart
Okay, look, this doesn't count as Linkin Park fanfiction. It's fanfiction for a music video. It's completely different.

(I never thought I'd write fanfiction for a canon that's less than three minutes long.)

I had to tie myself to a door when researching this.


Title: Keep Spinning
Fandom: the music video for Linkin Park's 'Heavy'
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 1,900
Summary: Two broken people, trying to hold each other together.


Keep Spinning )

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Jul. 11th, 2017 09:37 pm
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Link: [community profile] darkestnightex, AO3 Collection

Description: The Darkest Night is an exchange fest celebrating dark themes in fanworks. Any fandom is allowed, including five-minute fandoms and Original Work. Fic and art are both welcome; the minimum word count is 500 words, and art must be a good sketch on unlined paper.

Check out the schedule and FAQ for more info!

Dates:
Nominations open: 9 July
Nominations close: 23 July
Sign-ups open: 28 July
Sign-ups close: 11 August
Works due: 30 September
Works revealed: 5 October
Creators revealed: 12 October

Nominations are open now!
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