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Yeah, this has been my experience with my Boomer parents and Gen X people I grew up with. I'm in the hazy area between, but Millennial sums up my experience pretty well. The Internet became widely available for the first time, my debt was a chain around my neck for decades and I am child free, ride a bike and pretty much do what a lot of what millennial are described as doing.
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A good video explaining a little of the reflexive anger that certain people have towards others. Not perfect, but it speaks to my own moments of defensive anger.


The West

Jan. 3rd, 2019 02:33 pm
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Interesting video on The West and what it means right now to a lot of people.
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For the @voltronsecretsanta2k18

My recipient is @wonderlandswurst

I am sorry. I kinda… harassed you… via anons to see what you might want. I hope this is not too awful.

Fic title: Out of the Lilac Wood

The Last Unicorn Fusion/ Fantasy AU

Characters: Allura, Pidge, Lance, Lotor

Pairings: Lotura, Plance

Rating: Teen and Up

Unfinished (I’m working on it! But if I waited too much longer I’d… well. It might never have happened)

Summary: The unicorn had never left her wood before, until she overhears a pair of hunters talking. Suddenly, she cannot find peace, because the questions always plague her. What happened to the other unicorns? Why did the Black Lion hunt them? So she leaves. Along the way she discovers allies, uncovers mysteries, and finds her way towards understanding mortals and mortality, and the sweet pain of regret.

How long she had been there, she couldn’t say. )
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I hope light and happiness finds you, no matter what you do during this time.
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Well.

Looks like sheith fans have brought up their own Indoctrination Theory.

Y’know, I enjoyed some of the vids and speculation that came out of Mass Effect 3 when everyone kept wondering why the ending was so terrible. People picked and pulled apart every single detail, broke open the coding, searched for every deleted scene they could find.

Indoctrination Theory was a way for the fans to feel like they could control what had happened when something they had invested so heavily in turned against them. It was pure rubbish, of course. There WAS no secret. It would have been suicide for the company to not include the actual ending.

It was one man’s ego that ruined it. And sheith fans-

It wasn’t exec interference that created that ending. Yes, they probably had some pressure to do something for queer rep-

But they had fucked THAT up seasons ago.

The writing is bad. LM and JDS were tone-deaf at best, arrogantly racist bigots without understanding what they were doing at a minimum, and actively sabotaging fandom at worst.

But say this with me: The. Story. Was. Bad. While the epilogue was tacked on and stupid, it didn’t make things worse. The EPs just had no idea what they were doing the whole time.

So stop trying to free something that doesn’t exist.

Focusing on the epilogue is misdirection. Call out how the narrative abused Allura. Call out how Shiro was shoved to the side. Call out how obvious it was that Ezor’s inclusion was a last minute addition. Call out how they failed to develop ANY characters past season 2. Call out how they decided to throw all the toys on Keith without making him earn them and now has zero personality… like everyone else. Call out how Pidge was never forced to actually lose anything or deal with the consequences of her actions. Call out the fatphobia and godawful humor around Hunk.

The problems in VLD started long, long ago. But instead of wanting to see them, because sheith fans DIDN’T want to get lumped in with antis, they silenced dissent and routinely ignored what was going on in front of them.

Here’s the thing: It’s not other fans who are ruining fandom for you. It was the show runners themselves. Refusing to hold them accountable for the bad management and decisions just proves how shipping focused we really are. We can still love a ship and acknowledge the characters faults. We can still talk about how much we love something and realize it ain’t perfect.

VLD is a beautiful show. The voice acting is very good, the art direction and design is lovely. There are a lot of reasons we enjoyed it.

The story is not one of them.

A “real ending” doesn’t exist. And spoilers: Santa isn’t real either. Let it go.

Write fic. Make art. Don’t give up on the ships you love or the communities you have made. But just… let that shit go.
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To my list of interests. I went to see Venom again, and it was, as before, utterly hilarious. And there is just something terribly appealing about how Brock is presented. He was someone who tried to do the right thing in an utterly selfish way, still likes and wants to help people but is, well, a loser. But is it just me, or does he feel, well, female coded? He thanks people, he asks how they are doing, he comes across as an action survivor/damsel in distress for Venom sometimes.

And he and Venom's banter is just too cute. It really, really comes off as flirting.
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Welp.

I had been meaning to migrate over here to dreamwidth from my old LJ for awhile now. I need to delete that old monster. But the tumblr implosion hastened what was coming.

So. Here's hoping that we weather this storm well. But it's nice to be in a new place. Let's have fun. Time to blow off my old html skills!
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Until It's Gone
Disclaimer: Star Trek Into Darkness belongs to Paramount and its creators, not me, and I make no money from this work of fanfiction at all. Doom (2005) doesn't belong to me, either, and I still disclaim ownership.

Warnings/content note: Mostly gen, with violence (this chapter, family abuse) and gore (it is a fusion with Doom, after all)

Timeline: A slightly different timeline for the Eugenics Wars, incorporating the Doom (2005) timeline. Hints at the Dredd timeline as well.

Pairings: Pre-slash Kirk/McCoy, with canon Spock/Uhura

~*~*~*~*~

She would always be his little girl. )
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Until It's Gone


Disclaimer: Star Trek Into Darkness belongs to Paramount and its creators, not me, and I make no money from this work of fanfiction at all. Doom (2005) doesn't belong to me, either, and I still disclaim ownership.

Warnings/content note: Mostly gen, with violence and gore (it is a fusion with Doom, after all)

Timeline: A slightly different timeline for the Eugenics Wars, incorporating the Doom (2005) timeline. Hints at the Dredd timeline as well.

Pairings: Pre-slash Kirk/McCoy, with canon Spock/Uhura

Fine. M'Benga, while running for my life from angry natives after Captain Kirk stunned Pookie, I was scratched by a spear before jumping off a cliff. )
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If you haven't noticed, there hasn't been much in the way of updates on any of my writing lately.

I've been promoted from part-time to full-time at work. This is much more exhausting than I would have credited before, but I'm mostly enjoying it. (Sort of. I'm very tired.) The last time I tried going through ME3 I stopped, repeatedly, at the point where Liara is introduced. I just can't go further. Add in some writer's block, working on my JET application, my TEFL certificate, and a Reaper!Bones plot bunny, and my writing is ground well and truly to a halt.

All I can say is, there will be more when there is more. I can't apologize, because real life is definitely more important, but I wish I had the time. I just don't right now. I hope things slow down in the next month or so, and I'll try to get to writing again.
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Odds and Ends 6:
Disconnect

Disclaimer: Mass Effect does not belong to me, it belongs to Bioware and EA. I make no money from this work of fanfiction at all.

Warnings/content note: Alien genitalia, infidelity, emotional issues, gender bender and slash, adult language and situations, maybe the longest piece of smut I have ever written.

Timeline: Sometime during Breeder, after Kaidan has departed the Normandy and Thane has been recruited and had his loyalty mission.

Pairings: Paragade Shepard/Thane Krios

Summary: Extra smut that did not make it into Breeder and has a dubious relationship with the rest of the story. Derek becomes concerned for Thane after it becomes obvious the drell is neglecting himself after he has successfully saved Kolyat and knows he is likely to die during the suicide mission. Derek can't stand the idea of anyone on his ship thinking they are alone.

He would not eat, he would not sleep, would not bathe, but instead Derek would walk in on him sitting there. )
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Thoughts on slash, yaoi, and A/B/O dynamics

Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary, and this is my opinion only. It is also okay to like problematic things. Your kink is not my kink and that's okay. Plus, well, I'm trying to be honest about my own motivation here.
I like slash, yaoi, and a lot of the tropes involved in omegaverse. )

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