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2015-02-12 11:15 pm

[sticky entry] Sticky: Fic Masterlist

Organisation note: Somewhere in the process of importing to DW, some of the below links have broken. Also (and mostly) I am REALLY BAD at keeping this post updated. And not all my fics have even been posted to my journal lately. So, reliable places to find each fandom I have written in:

Star Wars (TFA): AO3 tag
October Daye: AO3 tag
White Collar: AO3 tag or this DW tag (less complete list than AO3)
Criminal Minds: FFN or AO3 tag
Stargate Atlantis: this DW tag, or the links below may actually be the most reliable source
Sherlock: this DW tag
CSI: New York: FFN (but a way older account than the CM one!)

I've also written one or two fics in Shadows of the Apt, Vorkosigan, MCU, Star Trek: Voyager, Warehouse 13, Welcome to Night Vale and possibly a couple others that I've forgotten. They're somewhere in my general AO3 pile too.

The series landing page for Free of Surface Ties, the Fallen London/White Collar fusion AU which I've been writing with [personal profile] sholio is here on Dreamwidth or here on AO3.


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White Collar )

Criminal Minds )

Sherlock (BBC) )

Avatar: The Last Airbender )

Stargate Atlantis )

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frith_in_thorns: Hardcover books standing upright (.Books)
2017-12-31 10:00 am

Reading Log 2017

My reading challenge: 80 books

Goal: Read as many books as I can from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, including rereads. My Goodreads profile is here. I'm bad about writing reviews, but sometimes I remember to. (Sadly, it's usually for books I didn't like, but I'm trying to improve!)


Books read so far: 36
New: 26
Rereads: 10


Books read:

RR = re-read
+ = extra good
- = extra bad

1. Lock In, John Scalzi (Jan 3)
2. The Girl of Ink and Stars, Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Jan 7) +
3. Something Happened Here, But We’re Not Quite Sure What It Was, Paul McAuley (Jan 7)
4. The Air War, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Jan 13) RR
5. War Master's Gate, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Jan 20) RR
6. Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon (Jan 22)
7. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Jan 25)
8. All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Jan 28)

9. Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Feb 4) RR
10. The Cloud Hunters, Alex Shearer (Feb 4) +
11. On the Edge of Gone, Corrine Duvvis (Feb 5) +
12. Penric's Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold (Feb 11) RR
13. Penric and the Shaman, Lois McMaster Bujold (Feb 12) RR
14. Penric's Mission, Lois McMaster Bujold (Feb 12) RR
15. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold (Feb 13) RR
16. The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi (Feb 17)
17. Guns of the Dawn, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Feb 18) RR
18. A Conjuring of Light, V.E. Schwabe (Feb 26) +

19. Mira's Last Dance, Lois McMaster Bujold (Mar 3)
20. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, Seanan McGuire (Mar 7)
21. A Mortal Song, Megan Crewe (Mar 10) +
22. The Bear and the Serpent, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Mar 17) +
23. The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Mar 21)

24. A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Apr 8) +
25. Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo (Apr 14)
26. Crossroads of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer (Apr 17) +
27. Cloudbound, Fran Wilde (Apr 26) +

28. The Unbroken Line of the Moon, Johanne Hildebrandt (May 1) -
29. Deerskin, Robin McKinley (May 3) +
30. More Than This, Patrick Ness (May 6) +
31. The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley (May 7) -
32. A Tyranny of Queens, Foz Meadows (May 8) +
33. Within the Sanctuary of Wings, Marie Brennan (May 10) +
34. Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor (May 17)
35. Komarr, Lois McMaster Bujold (May 29) RR
36. Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold (May 31) RR

37. Too Like the Lightning, Ada Palmer (Jun 11) +
38. The Tomato Thief, Ursula Vernon (Jun 20) +
39. Summer in Orcus, T. Kingfisher (Jun 25) +
40. Embassytown, China Mieville (Jun 30) RR

41. The City & The City, China Mieville (Jul 2) RR
42. The Seventh Bride, T. Kingfisher (Jul 3)
43. The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells (Jul 7) +
44. Seven Surrenders, Ada Palmer (Jul 9)
45. The Serpent Sea, Martha Wells (Jul 10)
frith_in_thorns: (.Bookmark leaf)
2017-07-12 10:51 pm
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Even if this fic exists, we still claim credit

I am supposed to be asleep, but instead Ellie and I have been accidentally planning out a future-fic sequel to Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch children's book series where Mildred and Maud are grown up and married. It's called The Worst Wife. They have a very loving and happy and catastrophe-filled marriage and are so cute at each other that their friends are all sickened, while being occasionally guilt-stricken and sure that they are The Worst.

Highlights include:

- They invite literally everyone from school to their wedding. Including Miss Hardbroom, whom they are still rather scared of, but obviously it is The Right Thing To Do. HB is completely baffled by being invited and continues being baffled at the Most Chaotic Wedding of the century. All the food gets mixed up, there is loud and cheerful family everywhere, both sets of grannies think they've been chosen to make the wedding cake because neither Mildred nor Maud were capable of saying no to them.

- Miss Cackle drinks sherry through the entire wedding, has a wonderful time, and keeps a framed photo of M&M on her office wall. Surrounded by decorative bats.

- M&M are very dedicated Old Girls and go to all the school events and tell all the current girls about the splendid times they had. HB continues to be confused by this remembrance of events.

- Their house is a complete chaotic mess all the time. Both M&M feel very guilty about this. They are both sure that they are dreadful and not sure at all why their wife puts up with them.

- Whenever friends come over M&M rush around trying to make it sort of habitable and desperately explaining that it doesn't usually look this bad, they've just been really busy lately and they really meant to clear away that magical accident detritus and they can actually be organised and their friends are just like ...No.

- Adventures in married life include When We Were Stuck Outside For Hours Because Our Key Turned Into A Fish. And the fish seemed happy as a fish and they feel bad about wanting to turn it back into a key, and can't bring themselves to do this, and after some convoluted method of Mildred climbing through the second-floor window they keep the fish in a tank and are forever anxious about the cats trying to eat it.

- Adventures also include Let's Make A Lovely Meal And Have A Romantic Evening Together Oh No.

- And also Maud Takes Up Knitting And Encodes Dangerous Sigils Into Her Blankets (before the day is saved by the cats ripping it all up)

- "If you were a bat you'd be the prettiest bat ever," Mildred coos to Maud, right before all their friends try and force them to drink Silencing Potions.

- Adventures In DIY Spells also feature heavily. Mildred especially has big ideas for home decoration.


...None of this is based at all on me and Ellie, why would you think that.
frith_in_thorns: (AA Zuko)
2017-06-18 09:36 pm
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H_C bingo card

I know I literally just got a gen_bingo card, but I can't ignore [community profile] hc_bingo! So here it is.


sensory deprivation
blackmail undeserved reputation
deadline / time bomb
hiding an injury / illness
runaways branding ritualized pain / injury resurrection mercy killing
fall from grace archaic medical treatment WILD CARD
septicemia / infected wounds hostile climate
kidnapping witch hunt culture shock loss of job / income rejection
extortion unexpected consequences of planned soulbonding
blood loss forced to participate in illegal / hurtful
activity
slaves



I'm... hmm. It's not bad, but I'm not hugely enthusiastic. Although that might just because I got that bloody soulbonding square yet again.

I could do a lot of these for Simon Illyan though :P
frith_in_thorns: (.Flail)
2017-06-08 11:16 pm
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#GeneralElection2017

OMGF.

How are we supposed to SLEEP?
frith_in_thorns: An open black umbrella with small red hearts falling out of it (.Love)
2017-06-05 01:39 am

[fic: vorkosigan] Indirect Authority

I wrote ANOTHER fic, and I'm kind of scared of this level of productiveness! Either that or [personal profile] philomytha's prompts are magic. I still have one left...

Indirect Authority 1000 words, gen, Simon & Alys, set sometime vaguely within the Miles Errant period.
Very few people have the authority to order Simon Illyan to stop working and get some rest.



I'm using this as my "friendship" square for [community profile] genprompt_bingo to get me off to a good start!
frith_in_thorns: (PR Mako smile)
2017-05-29 11:17 pm

genprompt_bingo card

I signed up for a [community profile] genprompt_bingocard! Lots to think about on it...

Smoke and Fog Mind and Body Gore Australia Puppets
When I'm 64: Future Awkwardness Afternoon The Cost of Magic Someone is Disguised
Careless Talk Costs Lives When we were Young: Nostalgia Wild Card Infiltration Apocalypse
Enemies Home-cooking Extrovert Blood Trade Winds
Friendship (Vorkosigan) Happy Endings Mixed Media Case / Mission Fic Triads (Maiden / Mother / Crone, The Fates, Macbeth's Witches, etc.)
frith_in_thorns: Cordelia Vorkosigan: "Be careful how you aim this woman." (V Cordelia aim)
2017-05-28 03:12 pm

[fic: vorkosigan] Bitter winter in our bones

I wrote some fic for the first time in ages, after feeling super insecure about writing! This is absolutely plotless h/c to get me back in the grove. Thank you to raven, verity and sholio for saying nice things to me, and philomytha for the "huddling for warmth" prompt.

Bitter winter in our bones, 2000 words, gen, Cordelia & Simon (with Cordelia/Aral).
A lightflyer crash leaves Cordelia and Simon stranded.
frith_in_thorns: A rainbow of yarn on shelves (.Yarn)
2017-05-22 08:11 pm
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What I'm Making Monday (or what I've just finished yesterday, rather)

I finished the shawl I was complaining about the other day. I'm still not sure about it, but I do realise I'm biased from how much I hated making this pattern. Most lace patterns just fly off my needles, but this one was horrible. Mostly because of the amount of 3-into-2 stitches, which were incredibly tedious.

Anyway.

frith_in_thorns: (SS Codex)
2017-02-19 10:48 pm

[vid: strange & norrell] A Tune Like the End of the World

Oops. I lost track of everything happening online. In my defense, I was ill with two different bugs one after the other and then spent a chilled half term with my inlaws in The North, mostly disconnected from the internet. (It was lovely and I actually feel human again now.)

Anyway, I utterly missed the reveals for [community profile] festivids. And had failed to actually upload a signed version of my vid anyway. So here it is, a week late.

My recipient asked me for a Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell vid, preferably about John Childermass. I was very pleased with this, since it's basically the mirror (sorry) vid to the one I made last year about the women :D Maybe next year I'll make one about the actual title characters??

It's six minutes long. I know, I know. But it was really hard to find a fitting song! Then I remembered this one and I loved it, so I just went for it. And actually, I think it's very much the best vid I've made so far. It's also much more haphazard than usual -- in the past I've been obsessively matching every lyric and beat to a clip, but I made a much more meandering thing this time, and I think it worked for the song/theme/atmosphere/whatever. I'm pretty proud of it, anyway. I'd really appreciate you watching!

A Tune Like the End of the World: a John Childermass vid
Song: One More Mazurka by Telling The Bees
for [personal profile] actiaslunaris
CN for mild violence
Thank you [personal profile] sholio for the beta help!


A Tune Like the End of the World from frith_in_thorns on Vimeo.



(You can download from vimeo)
frith_in_thorns: (Default)
2017-02-06 08:48 pm
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What-I'm-Making-Monday

So I've been super ill lately -- I mean, this year I seem to have been fairly constantly ill with various colds, which I was warned about as part of the joy of a baby teacher's life, but fever-over-40 ill was different and fun. Anyway, I haven't kept up with Monday and Wednesday posts.

At the moment: well, I've made the top half of a jumper in 4ply and I don't like it. Currently it's hibernating while Ellie tries to talk me round, but I probably will rip it back. I don't think the yarn suits it and I should reknit it in a semi-solid rather than variegated colourway.

Also I am trying to resize a pair of scale-mail knitted gloves for M. This is hugely annoying and going badly.

Also I am making a pair of knee-high socks with lace up the back! These are actually going well, but since I haven't quite finished the first one (I'm on the cuff though) and it's in dark blue, it doesn't photograph well. I'll wait til I've finished the pair and get someone to photo me wearing them.

So here is a picture of the lace-weight shawl I made just before Christmas! I'm hugely pleased with this. It's gigantic and really beautiful. Pattern is Samarkand Nightmarket, and I recommend you click through to the pattern page to see what it looks like spread out! (Also, boggle below at how badly my phone captures the colour on the close-up! The main pic is from a friend's phone and the colour is pretty much spot on.)



I have another shawl I want to start soon, and one which I am going to have to redo because of the incompetence of the yarn-seller (long story, when I can be bothered I will type it up). And then I need to knit my mum a birthday present. Lots of fun projects!
frith_in_thorns: A rainbow of yarn on shelves (.Yarn)
2017-01-23 09:31 pm

What I'm Making Monday

I saw someone suggest this last week (I can't remember who; sorry friend I'm plagerising!) and I thought it sounded like a great idea to show off! My phone camera is a bit rubbish so I'm using a filter to try and make the colours as close as possible to how they actually look. This didn't work terribly well on the first picture, but the second two came out okay.

What I've just finished this evening is a teacosy knit in stranded 4ply fair-isle. The pattern is Osaka Teacosy from Jameson & Smith yarns. (Sadly it's a paper-book-only pattern. Possibly it's the only pattern anyone buys that book for. I certainly can't help but laugh hysterically at the 4ply fair-isle jumper dress, who has that much time in their entire life?) I actually have an entire bag of J&S yarn in various colours which I use purely for this teacosy pattern, as I really love it and it's such a great gift! Lots of my relatives have one now, and this one is for a very good friend.



Construction details and more pictures )
frith_in_thorns: (Apt Seda)
2017-01-18 11:00 pm

Reading Wednesday

Currently I'm still engaged in my reread of Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt series, which I'm pretty sure anyone who's asked me for a book rec in the last year and a half is pretty sick of hearing about. (This is mostly my fault. I take pride in my reputation of being very good at matching people to books they then love, but I'm not great at summarising/describing books -- since I do actually have this reputation, my friends tend to mostly take me on trust and look up the title, rather than emotionally reacting to, It's a ten-book epic fantasy series about BUG PEOPLE, guys, it's SO GOOD!)

(It is SO GOOD.)

Anyway, I started this re-read halfway through December and I'm now 68% of the way through book 9, War Master's Gate since I intercut with other books. I did say to myself going in that I would just skip the chapters I wasn't that interested in experiencing all over again (there is a large cast of protags and I definitely have my favourites), but actually I've been surprised by how little I felt like skipping. It turned out to be the scorpion chapters in book 5 and the Lazlo chapters in books 6 and 8. (Sorry, Lazlo, I didn't realise how much I Don't Care.)

It's really funny how much less stressful these books are on a re-read! They were super stressful to read unspoiled, let me tell you.

Also, book 5 was still my favourite. And Cheerwell Maker is still my favourite character. I think she's on my list of "3 characters you overidentify with" now.
frith_in_thorns: (SGA teamwork)
2017-01-16 09:33 pm

Fandom auction!

I am offering fic as part of the fandomtrumpshate auction going on, to benefit charities such as PP, the ACLA etc.

My info/bid page is here. I have no bids right now so it's easy to win! :D

I'm offering White Collar or Stargate Atlantis gen fic.
frith_in_thorns: Hardcover books standing upright (.Books)
2017-01-04 10:15 pm

2016 in books!

A book meme! I love round-up memes and had also been vaguely meaning to write up my book-reading, so I immediately copied this from [personal profile] naye.

How many books read in 2016?
86 books -- this is my log. 70 were new-to-me and 16 were re-reads.

Fiction/Non-Fiction ratio?
Nonfiction: 1 1/2 (I started a book about geopolitics in early November. WHY, you ask. I asked myself this, and put it aside to finish when it's less depressing.)
Fiction: 85

Male/Female authors?
male: 27 (this is skewed by the fact that one third of these books were the same author)
female: 57
other: 2

Most books read by one author this year?
I read nine books by Adrian Tchaikovsky, since I started a re-read in December of his 10-book (excellent!) Shadows of the Apt series. Also he published like three things this year, what the hell dude.

Any in translation?
Nope

Favorite?
Not counting re-reads, because I am utterly unobjective about books I like enough to have read more than twice, it was probably The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemison, which was just mind-bending.
Runner ups up include A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwabe, with was DELIGHTFUL, and Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. And shoutout to Goldenhand by Garth Nix because LIREAL.


Least Favorite?
Gilded Cage by Vic James, which is an utterly offensive piece of rubbish. (You want my review?
Runners up were The Traitor Baru Cormorant, which was also infuriatingly offensive and also boring, and The Boy with the Porcelain Blade which was just stupid.

Oldest?
Hexwood, Diana Wynne Jones (1993)

Newest?
I read several books on their release day, but the most recent of those was The Burning Page, Genevieve Cogman (late December 2016)

Longest Title?
The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles, Carolyne Larrington

Shortest Title?
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson

Book that most changed my perspective:
Well, World War Z made me realise that I'm actually sick of zombies? And I found There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom really insightful (title associated trans issues for me but it's about being the "problem boy" in a ~yr 5 class)

Favorite character:
Mulaghesh from City of Blades. I didn't like the first book that much, but this one was about a different character and WOW I LOVE HER. She's a disillusioned, ex-General and life-long soldier who's being forced to help out in a political mess in a hostile colony before she's allowed to retire. And I just fell in love. (Sadly the third book is about a dude I don't care much about, so ugh.)

Favorite scene:
I have read Bitterblue several times now, and the last few chapters in particular are just so important to me.

Favorite quote:
I read most of these books on kindle; sadly I don't have time to skim for quotes!

What do you want to read in 2017?
These ones which I'm too lazy to type out, books already on my kindle, more good fantasy, the continuations of all the series I'm partway through...

Any recs?
frith_in_thorns: (DW Rise)
2016-12-31 05:47 pm
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End of year meme, RL version

Now that I'm back from holiday in the wild reaches of the Cotswolds (well, kind of excessively civilised really) and about to head off to a New Year party, let's do this!

2016 )
frith_in_thorns: Hardcover books standing upright (.Books)
2016-12-31 02:15 am

Reading Log 2016

My reading challenge: 80 books

Goal: Read as many books as I can from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, including rereads. My Goodreads profile is here, although it doesn't log books I've read more than once. I'm bad about writing reviews, but sometimes I remember to.


Books read so far: 86
New: 70
Rereads: 16


Books read:

RR = re-read
+ = extra good
- = extra bad

1. World War Z, Max Brooks (Jan 2) -
2. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley (Jan 7)
3. Coral Bones, Foz Meadows (Jan 11) +
4. The Glorious Angels, Justina Robson (Jan 13)
5. Reflections, Seanan McGuire (Jan 14)
6. The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles, Carolyne Larrington (Jan 15) +
7. Five Wounds, Katharine Edgar (Jan 24)
8. Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Jan 25)
9. Hexwood, Diana Wynne Jones (Jan 29)

10. The Heaven Shop, Deborah Ellis (Feb 5)
11. There's A Boy In The Girls' Bathroom, Louis Sacher (Feb 7)
12. Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold (Feb 12) RR +
13. The Hallowed Hunt, Lois McMaster Bujold (Feb 16) RR
14. Even in the Cannon's Mouth, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Feb 20)
15. Stormswept, Helen Dunmore (Feb 24) +
16. Saffy's Angel, Hilary McKay (Feb 27) +

17. Bitterblue, Kristin Cashore (Mar 3) RR +
18. Ink and Bone, Rachel Caine (Mar 4) -
19. A Face Like Glass, Frances Hardinge (Mar 5) RR +
20. The Ragthorn, Robert Holdstock (Mar 5)
21. The Ship, Antonia Honeywell (Mar 12)
22. Nimona, Noelle Stevenson (Mar 18) +
23. The Terracotta Bride, Zen Cho (Mar 19) +
24. Quarter Days, Iona Sharma (Mar 20) +
25. Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (Mar 21)
26. Chaos Choreography, Seanan McGuire (Mar 21) +
27. City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett (Mar 25) +

28. Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Apr 5) +
29. Luna: New Moon, Ian McDonald (Apr 7)
30. The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Apr 10) RR +
31. A Red-Rose Chain, Seanan McGuire (Apr 12) RR
32. A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwabe (Apr 14)
33. A Gathering of Shadows, V.E. Schwabe (Apr 16) +
34. In the Labyrinth of Drakes, Marie Brennan (Apr 20)
35. The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater (Apr 28) +

36. The Golem and the Djinn, Helene Wecker (May 5)
37. Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo (May 6)
38. Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo (May 7)
39. Ruin and Rising, Leigh Bardugo (May 7)
40. Sunbolt, Intisar Khanani (May 17)
41. The Witch of Duva, Leigh Bardugo (May 17)
42. The Too-Clever Fox, Leigh Bardugo (May 17)
43. Little Knife, Leigh Bardugo (May 18)

44. The Tiger and the Wolf, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Jun 2) +
45. Stiletto, Daniel O'Malley (Jun 5) +
46. The Book of Phoenix, Nnedi Okorafor (Jun 12)
47. Memories of Ash, Intisar Khanani (Jun 13) +
48. This Savage Song, V.E. Schwabe (Jun 14)
49. City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jun 17) RR
50. Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo (Jun 19)
51. The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Seth Dickenson (Jun 28) -

52. Plastic Smile, S.L. Huang (Jul 1)
53. Ashes of Honor, Seanan McGuire (Jul 18) RR
54. Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Jul 20) RR
55. The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Jul 27) +

56. Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Aug 3) RR
57. Spiderlight, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Aug 9) +
58. The Drowning Eyes, Emily Foster (Aug 20)
59. An Accident of Stars, Foz Meadows (Aug 21) +
60. The Jewel and her Lapidary, Fran Wilde (Aug 27) -
61. The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Aug 28) +

62. Once Broken Faith, Seanan McGuire (Sep 1)
63. The Dream-Quest of Vellit Boe, Kij Johnson (Sep 19) +
64. Cold-Forged Flame, Marie Brennan (Sep 23)
65. Crashing Heaven, Al Robertson (Sep 25)
66. Gilded Cage, Vic James (Sep 28) -

67. The Red Knight, Miles Cameron (Oct 8) +
68. Goldenhand, Garth Nix (Oct 9) +
69. Feedback, Mira Grant (Oct 11) -
70. Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett (Oct 15) RR
71. Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay (Oct 24) +
72. The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Meg Elison (Oct 26)

73. A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson (Nov 5) +
74. The Boy with the Porcelain Blade, Den Patrick (Nov 11) -
75. The Tin Princess, Philip Pullman (Nov 12) RR +
76. The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge (Nov 19) RR
77. An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir (Nov 26) +

78. The Art of Space Travel, Nina Allan (Dec 2)
79. Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Dec 3) +
80. Empire in Black and Gold, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Dec 17) RR
81. Dragonfly Falling, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Dec 18) RR
82. Blood of the Mantis, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Dec 20) RR
83. Salute the Dark, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Dec 23) RR
84. The Burning Page, Genevieve Cogman (Dec 25) +
85. The Scarab Path, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Dec 26) RR
86. Heirs of the Blade, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Dec 31) RR


Recommendations always welcome!
frith_in_thorns: (SW Leia)
2016-12-27 01:17 am
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End of year fandom wrap-up

1. Your main fandom of the year?

I haven't really done fandom as such. I think Star Wars and Star Trek between them have taken the majority of my actively-thinking-about-fandoms time.


2. Your favourite film watched this year?

For once this is a hard question because I've actually seen quite a few films, way more than usual! But I think it has to be Moana, which was glorious.


3. Your favourite book read this year?

I loved The Fifth Season, rather to my surprise, and the sequel. (I had not got on with Jemisen's books previously.) Also Ninefox Gambit was really good. I read lots more that were really good too.


4. Your favourite TV show of the year?

Star Trek DS9! I finally got around to watching it, after a long time of certain friends talking about it incessently, and it deserved the hype :)


5. Your favourite online fandom community of the year?

Twitter and the lovely crowd there, aka the Julian Bashir Face Appreciation Society.


6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

DS9! It was SO GOOD and everyone in it is SO GREAT.


7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

I hated the new Newsflesh book, which was a real shame. Also hated how tumblr fandom fell into Bernie-cult.


8. Your TV boyfriend of the year?

Julian Bashir, who is a darling.


9. Your TV girlfriend of the year?

Jadzia Dax :D


10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?

Finally getting Goldenhand, the Old Kingdom follow-up for Lireal, was wonderful!


11. The most missed of your old fandoms?

I don't really miss any fandom in particular anymore, but I do still really miss just being in a fandom -- just the socialness of it and the endless positive feedback loop that being a minor BNF ficwriter always gave me. (I know it's terribly gauche to admit, but I write so intensly for readers that even when I was churning out fic like 50% of it was directly from prompts that other people asked me to write, and the rest of it was written directly from me to my friends because I knew they'd like it. It's hard to describe, but I really fic-write as conversation. And without that, most of the drive is just... not really there.)


12. The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?

Not sure. I always feel I should try getting more into book fandoms, but I am just not so keen on reading fic about books. There's a sort of uncanny valley for me in regards to the authorial voice.


13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?

Mass Effect Andromeda and Sunless Skies! Also the next Star Wars. And Jemisen's next book. And more Toby Daye.
frith_in_thorns: (Moana sailing)
2016-12-08 09:49 pm
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there's a line where the sky meets the sea; it calls me

Moana is amazing, okay. It's a beautiful, visually stunning film about community and responsibilities and mentors and lifting each other up and women supporting each other and no love interest in sight. And the music is great and it feels really culturally respectful and aaaaaah.

SO MANY EMOTIONS. I basically ugly-sobbed through like 80% of it (quietly, because we were in the cinema).

Go and see it. You will not regret it.
frith_in_thorns: (SGA fanfic)
2016-10-27 02:39 pm

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From [personal profile] sholio

Give me a character, and I'll tell you:

First impression
Impression now
Favorite moment
Idea for a story
Unpopular opinion
Favorite relationship
Favorite headcanon


Go!
frith_in_thorns: (Default)
2016-10-24 01:54 pm
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Festivids letter

Hello festividder! Thank you so much for making a vid for me! You're obviously super cool if you're into one of my tiny fandoms *gg*

Fandoms: Blue Planet, Shark, Eternal Law, Fallen London, Sunless Sea, Strange & Norrell, Never Alone )