October 20th, 2017
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1. What book frightened you as a young person?
2. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?
3. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid?
4. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch?
5. Do you have any phobias?

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sheliak: From the cover of Enchantress from the Stars. (talisman)
posted by [personal profile] sheliak in [community profile] icons at 12:02am on 20/10/2017 under

115 icons of Leo & Diane Dillon's book covers and illustrations, over here.
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posted by [personal profile] meganbmoore in [community profile] icons at 12:14am on 20/10/2017
 48 x Carmilla: Season 0

@ my DW
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Title: Mist
Fandom: original
Character: original
Length: 106
Rating: G
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posted by [personal profile] desireearmfeldt in [community profile] ds_ssdiscussion at 09:52pm on 19/10/2017 under

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Crossover (Firefly)
Characters: Rodney McKay, Kaylee
Pairings: None
Categories: Crossover, Angst, Dark, Slave, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Off screen death of SGA member and it is Reavers so lots of gore, violence, mutilation, rape, and cannibalism
Author's Website: AO3 or Livejournal
Link: The Monster in the Closet and the sequel

Why This Must Be Read:

Kaylee have been captured by Reavers and barely surviving on their ship. Circumstances are extremely grim. Until one day a new, strange prisoner arrives...

What happens to Kaylee and Rodney is horrific, and it's written from the POV of a Kaylee who has been bludgeoned into becoming matter-of-fact and almost affectless about the horror, though bits of her canon personality still peek through. The way she and Rodney end up escaping the Reavers is a nice ironic twist. (Don't feed Wraith to those who know what they are.) A short but haunting story, which, despite the warnings and grimness, ends on a note of real, sweet hope. It has a sequel that, although it deals with PTSD, offers a happy ending.

snippet of fic )
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Hi guys!!! I'm part of the Marvel Big Bang this year and my entry is due in Nov 18th. I need someone that can help me with my sentence structure, wording, pacing and any other thing you might be willing to offer. English is not my first language so it would be extremely helpful to have a second or third pair of eyes looking over my work.

Here's the info on my story:

Title: Down the Valley of Elah
Summary: Scott has to rebuild his life on the ashes of his Phoenix possession, the death of the man that was his father in fact if not in blood and the shattering of most relationships he's ever had. Scott is acquitted of the crimes he committed under the influence of the Phoenix. AvX Consequences AU.

Here's an excerpt of the story. It's incredibly rough since I haven't had the change to edit and clean it up:

The apartment was all upper New York lush and plush. From the white: carpets, wrap around sectionals, to the minimalistic metal and glass that was supposed to be the height of fashion but felt cold and impersonal. So unlike the warm oak paneling of the mansion so many years ago. The afghans and throws and quilts thrown over the backs of well worn couches, foot of soft beds and the occasional chandeliers if any of them were feeling particularly creative. 


It wasn’t the alien place to Scott. He had spent the greater part of his youth with a billionaire’s son, a chunk of his adult’s life in real alien home-worlds and then with Emma Frost as his lover. But it didn’t fit like a second skin or third skin. Always out of place in the landscape of who Scott Summers was and where he belonged. 


It was a familiar feeling. Similar to the one he had after he regained his sight, when the mansion wasn’t just made out of a symphony of sounds and textures. The day he opened his eyes to red tints and dark shades, it was like Alice falling through the rabbit hole. This whole new world where nothing matched and everything was an askew vision of the images in his head. 


So no, here in the very pinnacle of luxury that New York city had to offer, Scott Summers didn’t feel out of place so much as a man coming into sunlight after years underground. Blotches of black dancing in his eyes and everything too bright and dark by turns. 


He stood at the threshold and couldn’t make himself take those first real steps into a new life. And that was it, wasn’t it? New life, new beginnings.


A new start. 





Somehow unfair, really. How easily everything seemed to come and go. How often he was forced to pick up the pieces and start over again. To rebuild: the school, the dream, a mutant safe-haven, broken relationships, life. And shouldn’t there be a rule about that? A kind of limit to the times you got to watch your entire life burn down, of having to start all over again? 


Four, maybe. 


That would be a good number. A decent number. Instead of this never ending cycle he seemed to be trapped in. That futility of purpose that never reached its mark and always, always ended in failure. Like Sisyphus, cursed to roll a boulder up a hill over and over again. Knowing that no matter how close he came to the summit, he would never, ever reach it. 


He stood there in arrested indecision, wondering, not for the first time, if he had it in him for another new start. Once more unto the breach. Somehow the thought left him feeling tired and older than his twenty seven years. 


A heavy weight settled on his shoulders as he peered into the room. There was a crowd there. To celebrate. As if any of what had happened was cause for anything but a funerary progression. Scott certainly felt like something inside was decaying. The rot spreading inwards and outwards towards anyone and everyone that he came into contact with. 


Why couldn’t you just have left it alone? He thought not for the first time at Matt Murdock, who stood to his left, like he had since day one. Matt, who was an Avenger on occasion and a vigilante always. Lawyer to the destitute and disenfranchised and thought that Scott was worthy of his time and effort. Scott wanted to hate him and some days he thought the man was every bit the demon he masquerade about. 

HELP!!! :D 
Mood:: 'anxious' anxious
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October 19th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] yourlibrarian in [community profile] common_nature at 01:20pm on 19/10/2017 under
We recently had a visit from a heron. It was strolling around our end of the lake.

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Are thoughts of Halloween creeping up on you? It means Classic Recs is coming too!

A month from now at midnight GMT on October 28 (6 PM EST in the U.S. on Oct 27) we’ll be holding our 11th annual Halloween celebration through all the time zones until midnight November 1. This means five days for you to bring your all-time favorite recs of fics, vids, graphics, anything and everything fandom has produced in all the Whedon fandoms! All time periods before 2017 are eligible for posting and, as always, crossover content is A-OK, so get those lists ready!

We also want to alert anyone already familiar with us that following the movement of many people to Dreamwidth, either primarily or exclusively, we are encouraging posts to the [community profile] buffyversetop5 account here. So we hope to see names old and new here soon! Let us know if you have any questions.
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Title: La Fee Verte Ancienne

Recipient: [personal profile] a_different_equation

Author: [redacted]

Rating: PG. for mild/implied sexual reference

Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson.

Warnings: Reference to drug abuse, alcohol abuse, off-stage murder.

Summary: Holmes and Watson find themselves trapped with the Green Fairy.

"There is no use whatever, Watson." Holmes drawled from his comfortable station on the divan. )
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag. For more links and commentary you can follow us on Twitter, Tumblr. You can also support us on Patreon.

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inkstone: The Gotcha screen from Pokemon Go (PokeGo)
posted by [personal profile] inkstone in [community profile] pokestop at 09:49am on 19/10/2017 under
PokeGo is once again hosting an in-game Halloween event. The rewards are the same as last year's:
  • doubled candy when catching, hatching & transferring pokemon

  • your buddy will earn candy twice as fast

Other highlights: Pikachu will have a special hat. Your avatar can wear Mimikyu's disguise hat. And in addition to the already existing ghost pokemon, we will see some ghost types from Gen 3.

Official announcement
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posted by [personal profile] juniperphoenix in [community profile] fanart_recs at 08:40am on 19/10/2017 under
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Opal
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Tuyoki on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: I love the use of light and shadow in this, as well as Opal's expression of fierce concentration.

Link: Opal