[sticky entry] Sticky: Fic master list

Mar. 14th, 2011 01:59 pm
ysobel: (attacked by a pencil scribble)
Here is a list of fic that I have written since 2005. The list is not guaranteed to be complete, and does not include snippets that were never officially published. Some pre-2005 work is still available; see the end for details.

This list does not include spoiler warnings, content warnings, or any other kind of warnings or tags. (This is not an attempt to be insensitive; rather, I haven't found a warning/tagging method that works for me, or that I have been able to maintain with any reliability.) I give word counts where I know it, and note remixes and crossovers, but that's it.

Fics are sorted by fandom, then by date (old to new).

My AO3 account (here) overlaps this list; not everything on AO3 is listed here, and not everything here is on AO3. One of these days I will get around to fixing that. Maybe.

fandoms: Buffy, Firefly, Harry Potter, Heroes, Lord of the Rings, Merlin, Numb3rs, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek AOS, Star Wars TPM, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Vagrant Story, White Collar, X-Men (First Class), and misc )

This list is up to date as of May 3, 2015


Jul. 25th, 2016 07:16 pm
ysobel: Pink bunny (bunny comics), drawing a bunny (art)
...this may be of interest to some of you! (usual kickstarter caveat applies, in that the product isn't guaranteed despite being funded, but.)

Lazy-Ass Cats: A Coloring Book for Adults - http://kck.st/2aa2Yk1 -- 22 days left
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I have this annoying thing going on where I will be tired during the day, and looking forward to going to bed, and as we're doing the going-to-bed thing I'm generally sleepy and having trouble remembering words and --

-- and I get in bed and a few minutes later, BAM, wide awake with my brain going "let's do stuff let's watch Netflix or play games or something whee".

For hours.

I know I "should" just try to sleep anyway, but the compulsion to do things is like an unignorable itch that just ... I can't fight it. And I don't know how much is psychological and how much is physical, how much is "ooh I'm actually comfortable let's stretch this out as long as we can" and how much is an aversion to sleep and how much is aversion to the period where you're not asleep yet but nrainwasps keep buzzing around and I have to distract myself.

It's fucking frustrating, and makes me feel like I'm failing at adulting.

Tonight's especially bad because earlier today I didn't just have the usual fatigue, I was actually sleepy, with the gritty feeling to my eyes that comes with way too little sleep, and I went to bed four hours ago and I'm not asleep. because that's how much I suck
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Dude, I just had a revelation

You know how sometimes cats freak out at nothing?

*They're totally seeing Pokemon*
ysobel: (Default)
I have been edumacamated about not needing to worry about gyms yet because I'm still low level and I need to just concentrate on levelling up for now. Which makes me feel a bit better.

My current highest level mons are a 230cp growlithe, a 219cp rhyhorn, and a 172 pidgeotto. The pidge was an evolve, the other two were captures, and none have been levelled up. Ans I just hit level 8 today woo.
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FYI -- I will probably be talking about Pokemon a fair amount in the near future. I will be tagging entries, and I won't be offended if those of you who are in "omg why can't people stfu about this game" mode filter out relevantly tagged entries.


so I've been playing Pokemon Go at a casual level

(grabbing stuff while I walk yahtzee or while I'm being driven someplace, grabbing Pokemon that I come across but not going out of my way and with a self imposed rule of no more than 5 pokeballs trying to capture a mon)

and there's been a lot of chatter about PG and accessibility -- since it's basically a Pokemon themed fitness app, so people with disabilities are at best falling behind everyone else progress wise and at worst not able to play

which I've been lucky about because I live in a urban area, there are Pokemon and Pokestops that are accessible on days when I can get out, I have no RL friends to compare myself to, and I'm super casual

but right now I'm kind of pissed off because *i can't use gyms*. (Basically, arena for fighting someone else's Pokemon.) The gym defenders around here have cp (combat points) of 500-1200; my strongest has 153 and gets wiped out immediately (and even at friendly gyms you get no benefit from being smashed by the opponent's first move).

and I don't know why this is bothering me since I can still do the collection thing but it's just kind of isolating

(And one of my other games, which is sort of similar in concept to Pokemon (not PG, just general Pokemon) in the "collect monsters, level them up, fight other monsters" sense, is doing a promotion for a special bonus pack you can buy -- a guaranteed high level monster plus a scroll to awaken the monster plus some in-game currency stuff - for "only" $30. And I have this thing about not wanting to spend money on impulse buys in game, but it's so damn tempting, but there are better things to spend money on, and it's just making me cranky)


Jul. 14th, 2016 09:29 pm
ysobel: (Default)
Apparently I blew my mom's mind with the concept of aphantasia.

I mentioned it offhand as part of telling her about a thing yesterday that involved a guided meditation -- which has never worked for me, but now I at least know why -- and I could practically hear her thoughts screech to a halt, and she spent twenty minutes asking me about various things and going "huh".

The best metaphor I was able to come up with was -- the number 1 has a visual representation but there also is the concept of one, and I can hold in my mind the concept of one-ness but don't get a numeral or a word or a representational dot. So I can have the concept of a tree or beach or sunset in my mind, but there's no image.

(I do have the aural equivalent of visualization, though most often it manifests as uncontrolled earworms, not deliberately generated sense memory. I also do dream in images, which isn't true for all aphantasics but isn't uncommon either, since again it's a conscious vs unconscious divide.)

My mom was just ... floored by the whole thing. I guess if my revelation/discovery about people actually being able to see things is like someone who's colorblind being told red and green are actually different for other people, she's allowed to be surprised at colorblindness existing.
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For those of y'all who like inclusive SF:


Three years ago, we launched a Kickstarter to fund an anthology of historical speculative fiction, telling the stories of people who had been marginalized throughout history. The overwhelming success of that project - both the initial fundraising and the critical praise and sales upon release - showed how important it is to tell these stories, how badly they are needed.

Now we want to continue telling these stories, giving voice to those whom history has neglected, ignored or erased. And this time, we'll focus on young people - all protagonists are under the age of 18.

27 hours left -- it's funded, so will definitely succeed, but it can succeed better ...
ysobel: (learning german)
I was golding up some Welsh skills, because I'm obsessive this way.

"Dw i'n hoffi coffi" translates to "I like coffee". Word-wise it's basically "Am I liking coffee"

"Dw i'n hoffi coffi da" translates to "I like good coffee," Welsh does adjectives after the noun (so good coffee is "coffi da", literally "coffee good", rather than *da coffi.)

Except my brain wanted to parse it first as "I like coffee, yes", and then as "I like coffee here", before being willing to settle on the correct one. (Russian and German uses of "da", rather than Wrlsh.)

...I keep being tempted to really confuse my brain by double-duoing, but maybe I shouldn't, lol.
ysobel: (welsh)
Today I learned welsh for sea, ocean, Pacific, Atlantic, North, and Mediterranean.

It seems like bodies of water are all Môr (sea) and cefnfor (ocean) is for nonspecific use like I swim in the ocean.

I will never remember Tawel, Canoldit, or Iwerydd, but I did find it interesting that for the Pacific Ocean, Môr Tawel, tawel translates to quiet, and for the Mediterranean, Môr y Canoldir, canoldir also translates as midland or inland. Duo didn't tell me either of those, I looked them up.

I am baffled, though. This unit is Countries, though I'd've called it geography since it covered continents and oceans as well as countries, but one of the sentences I got?

"Do you want new tights?"

ysobel: (wow: ooh shiny)

I have $37 of stuff in my Steam cart

(spore complete, undertale, stardew valley, catlateral damage, unium)

I don’t even know if I can play them because mobility and hand issues

but shiny want-y games!


*removes SV, stares at remaining $25*

*adds primordia, tiny bang story, please don't touch anything, eyes $31 total*

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I am in need of a new mouse; current one (evoluent vertical) is dying and also ergonomically bad for me (yes it's an ergonomic mouse, but I'm a special snowflake).

What I need:
* because of mobility restrictions, I'm looking at things that don't move -- so trackballs or joysticks. Small touchpads might work, I don't know.
* because same, dual-hand or lefthanded
* scroll wheel preferred but not required (current mouse's scroll hasn't worked for two years
* PC running Windows 10.

Anyone have suggestions, recommendations, anti-recs, advices, etc?

Moar welsh

Jun. 23rd, 2016 11:03 pm
ysobel: (welsh)
Non welsh stuff -- niecelet has learned to say "oops", but in a very Scandinavian way, more like øpps. It's freaking adorable.

Welsh word of the day: daearyddiaeth. (It means geography.)

Welsh/duolingo wtf of the day: why does "gwlad fawr ydy America" -- country big is America -- translate as "America is a big country"? Why isn't the verb first? Why isn't the subject first? I'm so confuuuuused.

relevant pictures )
ysobel: (welsh)
Dear duolingo,

Refreshing my knowledge of words is good, but did I really need five reminders that "actor" is welsh for "actor"?


well fuck

Jun. 19th, 2016 02:50 pm
ysobel: The cute little Russian puppy genius, aka Chekov (Reboot - puppy)
godfuckingdammit, 2016, *stop killing people*

More Welsh

Jun. 16th, 2016 09:53 pm
ysobel: (welsh)
A) Remember parsnip-indecisive Owen?

He showed up again. )

B) Welsh possessive confuses me. As far as I can tell, in a sentence "X has Y", Y is the grammatical subject -- I have an orange cat (yes, they gave me that sentence! proof )) is Mae gen i gath oren, where mae is third person and not first person -- but also things change; I also got this ) and I *think* fi glosses directly as me rather than I, which makes sense from the standpoint of the possessed being the grammatical subject -- Russian also does "at me is thing" rather than "I have a thing", so "is dragon black belonging me" works, but then why is it Mae gen i gath oren and wah -- unless gen and gyda actually belong to two different verbs -- *quiet sobbing*

C) I hit a pretty streak number today. Read more... ) Next major goal: 730 (hahaha yeah right)
ysobel: (Default)
I have a neck pillow that is shaped like a penguin. Well, a very oddly shaped penguin. It has a penguin head at one end, anyway. I use it sometimes in place of a pillow under my head. Today I had a French braid in for a wedding I was attending (I even wore a dress zomg), and I didn't want to take it out, but lying on my back means it would be all lumpy and ridgey against a pillow, and I am very sensitive in that regard -- can't even wear the cpap mask harness "properly" because that would put a buckle under my head. So, tonight is a neck pillow night.

My aide (the awesome one) asked if I'd read Golden Compass, and when I said yes, she said that the pillow looked like my daemon.

I was vastly amused, and quite okay with the thought of a penguin daemon :D

Welsh wtf

Jun. 11th, 2016 09:48 pm
ysobel: (Default)
No no no no I was just getting used to *beginning* consonants changing, now you're dropping final consonants too? In spelling, not just pronunciation? Wahhhh.

(Five is pump, pronounced pimp. Except when it's bump. Except when it's bum. Mae hi'n bum munud wedi pedwar: it is five minutes past four. Mae hi'n bum munud i bump: it is five minutes to five.)

(Argh and it's not just "mp becomes m before m". Six is chwech, but six minutes is chwe munud. I guess munud is a hungry word?)

Also why is it "bum munud ar hugain) (five minutes on twenty) and not hugain bum munud silly language.

Otoh I have a decent streak going:

Read more... )
ysobel: (welsh)
Brecwast (breakfast) is frecwast in this sentence.

Also I still don't get why you say things like "mi ges i reis i swper" (translates as I had rice for supper) and not just "ges i reis i swper". Especially since it just gave me "ges i gyri a reis i ginio" (I had curry and rice for lunch).

In "words that are so hard to remember" category, welsh for salad is salad...
ysobel: (welsh)
A sentence in today's lesson: "Do, es i i'r dafarn" -- yes, I went to the pub.

Immediately after, I get: "Naddo, es i ddim i'r dafarn" -- no, I didn't go to the pub.

Make up your mind...!

(I'm not clear on the difference between es i and dw i mynd, nor why "mi es i i'r caffi" has mi (glossed as to-me) at the beginning but translates as I went to the cafe, or when you use ddydd versus dude, but eh, it's not like I'm a very advanced speaker, lol.)
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Today's movie ended up being Deadpool instead. Such tragic.

(And there were brownies. Much woe.)


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