[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
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...or at least Ravelry famous.

So, okay: there has been this gigantic tempest in a teapot about sheep designs. Item A: a cute hat design with sheep, which became fairly popular. Item B: a different designer made a matching cowl, with an added alpaca but mostly very similar because matching, and released it as a pattern. Cue indignation because designer B didn't get designer A's permission and therefore stole her work. (It would have been apparently okay to have done it as a personal project but how dare she release the instructions!) Not helping was the fact that Designer A was working on her own cowl. Also not helping was the fact that designer B released the pattern and headed off to Rhinebeck, thus allowing for indignant "it's been a while DAY how have you not taken this down yet". As well as "I'm buying the cowl from the REAL designer" when Item C, designer A's matching cowl, got released. (It's worth pointing out that A started out free but changed to paid; item C is a paid pattern; item B was released for free.)

Relatedly, Designer A released a sheepy Christmas ornament pattern and, when someone pointed out a similar pre-existing pattern, designer A made a fuss about taking her pattern down to respect copyright.

Some of us watching this whole thing got kind of eye-rolly about how much fuss was being made. So I commented, in one of my forums, that I was tempted to do my own design with (sheep)(sheep)(tall alpaca)(sheep), in the approximate shape of a hand with the middle finger raised. A Paint-drawn mockup ensued.

Then someone pointed out that I should make the pair of sheep loop like boobs, and the alpaca like a penis, just because lol. So I did a Paint mockup of that. And then charted it out. And then wrote up a PDF. And then added it to rav. Explicitly under a Creative Commons Atteibution license allowing for unlimited use, distribution, modification, imitation, etc.

Now: Ravelry has a "hot right now" ranking of patterns that are being looked at right now. I was curious to see if I could get my design in the top 20 list.

So I watched as it climbed... third page of hot-right-now sorting ... second page ... first page ... top 20 ... past the Item A hat ... past the Item C cowl ... into the top 5 ...

Right now, it is the top fucking pattern in the HRN list.


(Link for posterity, image NSFW: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/menagerie-2 )
ysobel: (me)
Teal deer: GT is awesome, but we knew that.

tonight )
ysobel: Pink bunny (bunny comics) with a ! over its head (!!)

so George Takei is coming as part of the speaker series, and of course I went MUST HAVE TICKET PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE at my dad

but it also turns out that for super special people there is a reception beforehand at which he will be

and my dad gives enough money to count as a super special people

so ACK OMG I WILL GET TO MEET GEORGE TAKEI IN PERSON (of course assuming I don't get super awkward hide-in-bathroom levels of shy) RED ALERT RED ALERT

Whee yarn

Oct. 9th, 2016 11:21 pm
ysobel: (yarn)
So I have, over the course of the year, set myself various crafting goals. I have no hope of getting them all done, but. For the sake of having them all in one place, here they are.

(DT) finish wips. Definitely niecelet sweater, possibly zombie dragon tail and/or June mitts. Possibly also mini Cthulhu if it counts as enough left. Deadline Dec 21.

(RR) kal, sort of, lol. Vague deadline end of year.

(EFQ) hat cal. Set up due end of October, item due end of November. Note: satisfies 5/9/16 of SKC.

(CP) October goals:

Go to Lambtown - DONE
Add Lambtown purchases to stash and link to queued items
Finish the body of niecelet’s sweater. For realsies this month
If #3 gets done: Do the trim on niecelet’s sweater
Work on rainbow shawl EDIT: or zombie dragon, if unable to find rainbow
Practice brioche (an actual swatch, le gasp)
Cast on something new (if Wings, incomplete cast-on allowed)
Look sternly at mitts currently in timeout and ask if they’re ready to behave yet
Actually color something (okay that’s not really crafty but close enough)

(SKC)16 in 2016:

1. Finish baby sweater
2. Organize queue Done 6/23
3. Organize files on my computer hahaha
4. Start something brioche
5. Start something crocheted (not Tunisian or slst) **Done** 2/10
6. Start something Tunisian
7. Start a shawl for myself **Done** (rainbow)
14. Start something slipstitch crochet **Done** (orangenhaut)
8. Finish one of the above five items
9. Make a hat
10. Make a pair of fingerless gloves
11. Make a cowl
12. Finish up my mini cthulhu (needs wings and sewing)
13. Design something that's actually mine **Done** 6/18
15. Make a BB-8
16. Do a MK/CAL **Done** (orangenhaut)

I am allowing myself overlap, i.e. making a completed brioche hat satisfies 4/8/9. Except for item 5, as noted.

(Note to self: skc and rr items need tagging)
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Interesting dream last night -- kind of bits and pieces of a video game, similar in genre and style to Vagrant Story.

contains video game horror, ghosts, racial issues, one paragraph with snakes and bees )
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So it's been (slightly more than) a week since the Mohs procedure. Nose is healing; the biggest problem has been itchiness.

In case anyone wants photos, go to the second cut (the first is "spoiler" space for anyone viewing the entry directly).

space, the final front nose )

pics )
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I'm off to see the wizard get my nose shaved woo. (Mohs surgery to make sure there are no remaining basal cells.)

Theoretically it's not a huge deal (and its surface stuff so shouldn't trigger any fop reaction) but right now I am more nervous than I expected.

(I have crochet to work on during the waiting periods. Yay crochet. Yay rainbow shawls in an easily memorizable pattern.)

ETA @10:45:

Am back -- they only needed to do one layer, woo. I have a ridiculous bandage on my nose that means I can't wear my glasses and probably won't be able to use the cpap; that stays on a few days and then I can "graduate" to bandaids.

Having trouble staying awake right now so I'm gonna go crash-nap.
ysobel: (fail)
Emphasis mine:

"The symptoms of bunions include irritated skin around the bunion, foot falling off, pain when walking, webbed toes, joint redness and pain, and possible shift of the big toe toward the other toes."

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I have not heard back from duolingo re the streak thing. I don't know whether I will.

I have several dilemmas.

Do I keep going, which allows me to unofficially add the 625 to my streak since I know I continued it even if they don't? Pro: it still gives me a daily target, and learning in small increments is better than not at all. Con: Typing is hard on the computer, and the web interface sucks on iPad; it might be nice to take a break; it doesn't have to be duolingo that I do every day.

If I keep going (or take a short break and come back), what language? Welsh is fun but impractical, and of course getting harder; German would be nice to re-fluent-ize in, but there's very little practical benefit to that either; Russian has a practical benefit (one of my aides is Russian); and I could always start a new language, like Dutch or Hebrew, just for fun. I don't think it would be a great idea to try to do more than one at a time. I suppose I could do a different one every month, and just spend the first few days refreshing on that language, but that might not be the greatest.

Or I could just give up, because it's not like there's any point anyway sorry, brainweasels got out for a bit there.
ysobel: A man wielding a kitchen knife and making an adorable yelling face (rage)
Fuck you with the pownr of a thousand burning suns

I had a 620-ish day duolingo streak going. The app had been behaving oddly (several skills not gold but "there's nothing to practice, try learning something new". But whatever, I worked on Past Tense 2, all is well.

Today, the app is not able to connect to duo. So I log into the site.

The site says I have no activity since Friday.

Dear duo: Fuck you forever.
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Sometimes reading Amazon reviews depresses me, because there's a ton of "I got this for free in exchange for an unbiased review", and there is a childishly greedy part of me that wants in on that. Not for everything, just adult colouring books, supplies related to that (especially gel pens, ong), and maybe yarn too.

ysobel: A kitten staring at its reflection; text: through the looking glass (through the looking glass)
Browsing Audible, and came across this:

Game of thrones (asoiaf 1) runs 33 hrs and 50 mins.
Book 2 runs 37 hrs and 18 mins
Book 3? 47 hrs and 37 mins

For comparison, HP book 1 is 8 hrs and 33 mins. The longest book, OOtP, is 27 hrs and 2 mins. LotR is 19 hrs and 11 mins (FotR) + 16 hrs and 40 mins (TTT) + 18 hrs and 18 mins (RotK) for a total of 54h9m.


Sadly, one cannot search Audible's catalogue by length...
ysobel: (batman)
I finally figured out how to get my iPad/phone to let me say "fucking" and "fuck" without duckifying it.


Aug. 21st, 2016 09:41 pm
ysobel: (easily distracted)
Apparently I forgot to do duolingo yesterday.

Thank fuck for streak freeze, is all I have to say.

(620 and counting.)
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I've been collecting audiobooks faster than I can listen, mainly because I don't want to drain my phone battery, and I only use my iPad at night, and audiobooks are great for getting to sleep but, because of that, I don't really follow the story because I keep falling asleep.

It just occurred to me today that my computer runs win10. Which does apps. And while I don't have (and can't use) a touchscreen monitor, not all windows apps require touchscreen.

So I downloaded the Audible app. Fuck yeah.

(Plus, audiobooks are better than tv for doing while crocheting, because there's no visual component.)


Aug. 11th, 2016 02:15 pm
ysobel: (Default)
- doctor says my vit D levels are "fine" and I don't need to see her sooner than next month's appointment, & in the meantime take 1000-2000/day as maintenance. am doing 2k, and need to figure out if "a low end cut-off value of 30 ng/mL is considered to be appropriate for use in patients with disorders of bone and mineral metabolism per Endocrine Society guidelines." applies to FOP (i.e. whether it's "patients with disorders of (bone) and (mineral metabolism)" or "patients with disorders of (bone and mineral) metabolism".

- am under high stress right now -- biggest issue is that my roommate will be gone for 10 days; I have one of my aides set to stay overnight for that period but I'm still freaking out, because my roommate understands me in a way a lot of RL people don't, and I won't have her emotional support *and* there's no safety net if my aides flake or get sick, plus I’ll have to figure out dinners (she usually takes care of those); she’s going to be gone again in September for even longer -- and having frequent panic attacks and crying meltdowns

- which of course meant it was the ~perfect~ time to ask for feedback on an idea I've been playing with about tutoring math, because I'm in the ~best~ mental place to hear things like "yo not qualified to tutor K-12" and similar. oh yeah. brainweasels are having a field day.

- really need to get a coloring station set up so I can access supplies without help. I have a tv tray on wheels that needs raising and clearing off (of non-coloring stuff) but I only think of it when no one's around to help

Oh, Welsh

Aug. 7th, 2016 09:38 pm
ysobel: (welsh)
Phrase: fy ngŵr (my husband)

Fy, separately, sounds as "fuh" but with a short vowel
Mgŵr, separately, sounds like "shoor"

Fy ngŵr as a phrase? "imoor" (or kind of like a Yorkshire accent saying th'moor but without the th sound, just the 'moor bit)

::insert "that's not how the force works" gif::

(Yes I know I have no room to complain because English is worse, but...)

(Ps 607 day streak, yo)
ysobel: (Default)
Got my serum D levels tested today. After 8 weeks of 50k iU/week, *and getting tested less than 24h after the last dose*, I am all the way up to (drumroll please) ... 25.6.

(The doctor who looked at it says that it's "in good range" -- which I question because it says *right there* that 20 is the cutoff for *healthy* population and 30 is recommended as low end for "patients with disorders of bone and mineral metabolism" and I don't know whether that's disorders of either mineral metabolism or bone, in which case fop counts, or bone-or-mineral metabolism, in which case it doesn't, but even so it's pretty low, just not quite as bad -- and I should "continue at my current intake" which is lol because I only had 8 weeks worth. But I will send a message to my doctor and ask where we go next.)

I'm not sure if it's low enough any more to fully explain why I feel like crap, but I'm kinda oddly relieved it isn't super high.


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